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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-11 08:42 PM
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65. Wow, you've chosen "Touchdown Jesus of the Lake!" Superb.
It's good to give a nod, too, to the Oral Roberts Giant Hands statue!

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  -MLK Jr. Memorial Statue Completed Using Unpaid Chinese Laborers DeSwiss  Aug-26-11 08:36 PM   #0 
  - A travesty, especially considering how King died:  indurancevile   Aug-26-11 09:06 PM   #1 
  - America:  DeSwiss   Aug-26-11 09:19 PM   #2 
  - And a travesty how that statue turned out. No personality, & the arms folded as if he's in a casket  Raschel   Aug-26-11 11:25 PM   #15 
     - +1000% ---  defendandprotect   Aug-27-11 12:17 AM   #20 
     - looks kind of like mao. not so much like king.  indurancevile   Aug-27-11 12:44 AM   #23 
     - Egads!  NBachers   Aug-27-11 01:29 AM   #26 
     - this is the photo the sculptor worked from:  indurancevile   Aug-27-11 03:56 AM   #35 
     - He looks pissed off  Confusious   Aug-27-11 04:16 AM   #36 
     - Yeah. I think it's sad. He wanted people to come together after all.  Fearless   Aug-27-11 03:26 PM   #51 
     - I see the resemblance to King, but it does make him look like a military figure. (the King statue)  Raschel   Aug-27-11 01:05 PM   #46 
     - Oriental- looking eyes? n/t  rabs   Aug-27-11 01:55 AM   #28 
     - Artistic vision and taste is variable....  DeSwiss   Aug-27-11 02:42 AM   #31 
  - Beyond Shameful  JJW   Aug-26-11 09:29 PM   #3 
  - MLK quote on economic exploitation  Necronomiconomics   Aug-26-11 09:34 PM   #4 
  - You people will find fault with anything...  Butch350   Aug-26-11 09:39 PM   #5 
  - Maybe if they had asked us to build their statue of Mao.....  DeSwiss   Aug-26-11 09:50 PM   #6 
  - Yeah I find fault with slave labor. I just think MLK would have too... wonder why.  Fearless   Aug-26-11 10:29 PM   #8 
  - Do you think if they had been offered a decent wage they  NYC Liberal   Aug-26-11 10:33 PM   #10 
  - They supposedly raised $120 million for the memorial. who got the money?  indurancevile   Aug-26-11 10:56 PM   #13 
  - So you're saying, we DON'T need to fill skilled (even temporary) jobs here in the United States?  Hissyspit   Aug-27-11 12:04 AM   #17 
  - "You people", eh?  Bluebear   Aug-27-11 01:22 AM   #25 
  - upaid laborers = slaves.  alarimer   Aug-28-11 08:15 AM   #70 
  - This is exactly why we can't have nice things. n/t k/r  the_chinuk   Aug-26-11 10:20 PM   #7 
  - Wasn't there a story of another free statue...  izquierdista   Aug-26-11 10:32 PM   #9 
  - Exactly.  mahina   Aug-28-11 01:11 AM   #69 
  - I have to wonder what Dr. King would think of a memorial that costs this much - for anyone.  VPStoltz   Aug-26-11 10:35 PM   #11 
  - I think he'd ask where the $120 million went, if the workers didn't get paid.  indurancevile   Aug-26-11 10:58 PM   #14 
     - +1 Brazillion  undeterred   Aug-28-11 08:24 AM   #72 
  - How many posts until someone blames Obama? nt  msanthrope   Aug-26-11 10:37 PM   #12 
  - Hey, IF Obama had anything to do with this statue... then he deserves blame ... meanwhile ....  defendandprotect   Aug-27-11 12:08 AM   #19 
  - +1  Fearless   Aug-27-11 03:24 PM   #50 
  - At least 25.  girl gone mad   Aug-27-11 01:30 AM   #27 
  - Any president takes credit for anything good on his shift and goes  24601   Aug-28-11 09:05 AM   #73 
  - Well now that you mention him  JJW   Aug-26-11 11:57 PM   #16 
  - Apparently not.  DeSwiss   Aug-27-11 02:22 AM   #30 
     - Nothing calculated about that photo. No sirrreee.  No Elephants   Aug-27-11 12:21 PM   #43 
  - Memorial cost $120 million ... and evidently high corporate presence on panel ....!!!  defendandprotect   Aug-27-11 12:06 AM   #18 
  - Ah, that explains the Soviet era look to the 'work'  Bluenorthwest   Aug-27-11 06:03 PM   #59 
  - This is just shameful. n/t  bluedigger   Aug-27-11 12:28 AM   #21 
  - It seems like everything is wrong these days  daleo   Aug-27-11 12:39 AM   #22 
  - K & R  orbitalman   Aug-27-11 12:47 AM   #24 
  - It's only a nod to tradition. Washington, D. C. was built by slaves.  No Elephants   Aug-27-11 02:10 AM   #29 
  - How long will it be before some racist M.F., presenting himself as an overwrought "patriot"  Judi Lynn   Aug-27-11 02:50 AM   #32 
  - what? you're saying criticism of the sculpture or the use of unpaid chinese labor = racist?  indurancevile   Aug-27-11 03:16 AM   #34 
  - I think it's an Asian looking version of MLK. And it's not a good likeness over all. The distance  pam4water   Aug-27-11 03:06 AM   #33 
  - actually, now that i've cruised the net for sculptures of mlk, this actually is one of the best.  indurancevile   Aug-27-11 05:34 AM   #38 
  - +1 . It looks very military to me and not a good likeness.  Raschel   Aug-27-11 01:08 PM   #47 
  - After long struggle, MLK has home on National Mall (comments from people who KNEW him.)  Judi Lynn   Aug-27-11 04:35 AM   #37 
  - Well, it should fit right in with the White House then  Le Taz Hot   Aug-27-11 07:01 AM   #39 
  - I think they should have had a brother do the statue.  Raschel   Aug-27-11 01:12 PM   #48 
  - Yes, the U.S.'s underlying theme is irony.  Kind of Blue   Aug-27-11 07:44 AM   #40 
  - "Maybe we should clean up our own house and take the beam from our own eyes,"  No Elephants   Aug-27-11 12:26 PM   #44 
     - As I stated previously, all of it, from old monuments  Kind of Blue   Aug-27-11 12:51 PM   #45 
  - Unpaid Chinese Laborers? FREE LABOR?? You mean, like, SLAVES?  Pooka Fey   Aug-27-11 11:31 AM   #41 
  - K&R n/t  OhioChick   Aug-27-11 11:50 AM   #42 
  - MLK encased in Carbonite  christx30   Aug-27-11 02:25 PM   #49 
  - Once again:  in_cog_ni_to   Aug-27-11 03:35 PM   #52 
  - More to the story  xloadiex   Aug-27-11 03:51 PM   #53 
  - Never too late to add the facts, xloadiex. Thank you!  Judi Lynn   Aug-27-11 03:55 PM   #54 
  - +1 --  defendandprotect   Aug-27-11 04:20 PM   #55 
  - + 1  Pooka Fey   Aug-27-11 04:22 PM   #56 
  - What bullshit.  Bluenorthwest   Aug-27-11 06:10 PM   #60 
  - It was so exciting when they transported Mt. Rushmore to the mall, wasn't it?  Judi Lynn   Aug-27-11 08:35 PM   #63 
  - It's a work of art. And Lei Yixin is absolutely a genius in his own right.  Major Hogwash   Aug-27-11 07:04 PM   #61 
  - It's a crappy statue by an untalented hack.  provis99   Aug-27-11 04:36 PM   #57 
  - Clearly we should have hired the sculptors of Big Butter Jesus...  hunter   Aug-27-11 05:59 PM   #58 
  - Wow, you've chosen "Touchdown Jesus of the Lake!" Superb.  Judi Lynn   Aug-27-11 08:42 PM   #65 
  - Plus it is hideous.  mahina   Aug-27-11 08:09 PM   #62 
  - That's not what those who knew him, and his family say about the statue.  Judi Lynn   Aug-27-11 08:37 PM   #64 
  - I am not saying that Dr. King should not have a memorial.  mahina   Aug-28-11 01:10 AM   #68 
  - Take some sculpting classes and show them up. n/t  ClosureHasCome   Aug-27-11 09:12 PM   #66 
     - Welcome to DU.  mahina   Aug-28-11 01:05 AM   #67 
  - The choice of a Chinese sculptor for this project is Incredibly Bad Taste  Pooka Fey   Aug-28-11 08:15 AM   #71 

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