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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:59 PM
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Painting of U.S. in toilet raises GOP hackles

Sacramento -- A painting of the United States sinking into a toilet now on display in the cafeteria of the state Department of Justice has raised the ire of the state Republican Party, which is demanding that Attorney General Bill Lockyer remove the image.

The painting -- part of an exhibit of more than 30 works by lawyer artists and pieces with overt legal themes -- has an American flag-painted continental United States heading into a toilet. Next to it are the words: "T'anks to Mr. Bush."
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Barankin said all the works in the exhibit would be on display until the show ends Aug. 31, a likely result since Lockyer, for most of his political career, has kept a representation of a man with a hand over his mouth on his office wall. Beneath the man are the words: "No Censorship."
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Hanretty countered that Lockyer, a Democrat and staunch supporter of free speech, would not have allowed art to be displayed that gays or lesbians found offensive or promoted violence toward women.
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http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/20...


'Course, only a Republican would actually create homophobic or pro-violence-against-women art.
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:05 PM
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1. Why? What's wrong with the picture? nt
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MO_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:09 PM
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4. Yeah
Why should the GOP get their panties in a wad? Do they think someone is going to blame them for the mess we are in? Does the GOP really believe that the sheeple might wake up someday and realize that the GOP is in charge of everything in the good ole U S of A?
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:28 PM
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8. The toilet
download the picture,place it in a plastac frame and display it in your front or rear window.Keep out of wingnut neighborhoods.
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MO_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:33 PM
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9. Could definitely be hazardous to my health
here in my neighborhood, but I'll do it if I can figure out how. It'd be so "in your face" that even the diehard rightwingers should love it!
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cire4 Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:06 PM
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2. Does that painting come in bumper sticker form?
cause I would love to stick that on the back of my car and piss off all the freepers..
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:08 PM
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3. An ILL-USTRATION worth a thousand denials from bush
I want one for my car window
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:12 PM
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5. the GOP would probably have swiped it to use on a campaign poster
... if President Gore or Kerry were in charge now.


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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:19 PM
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6. The Boots In Front Of The Canvas Make A Great Part Of The Statement
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:19 PM
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7. Republicans Fear Art
Because they can't control it. They buy and sell it... but can't control or create it.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:38 PM
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10. The US is in the toilet
but it hasn't been flushed yet. It is up to us to do our bit by petition, vote and political action.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:40 PM
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11. time for a map flushing amendment
how many people died for that sacred map.
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AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:03 PM
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12. ROFLMAO!!! AHAHAHAHA
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:13 PM
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13. The only air-tight defense...
...against libel is the truth of the assertion made.

I think they're safe from that charge.
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:13 PM
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14. Maybe it could be replaced with the Constitution printed on toilet paper
in a roll mounted to the wall next to a photo of *.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:37 PM
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15. what a bunch of whinners they are.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:01 PM
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25. Not replaced - as an addition.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:05 PM by TankLV
It would greatly enhance the exhibit.

Funny, they didn't mind when asscrap made US pay for his curtains - that was more an affront than this is - and the government wasn't forced to pay for any of it.

Can you spell

H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E-S?!
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:22 AM
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31. I see a whole series -
Constitution, Magna Carta (with Union Jack),
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:39 PM
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16. Isn't there anything that doesn't make conservatives feel inferior? nt
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:48 PM
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17. I thought Pride was a Sin. What will we tell the Christians?
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anotherdrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:53 PM
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18. they fear someone may flush the toilet
since they think the map is the territory and probably don't even get that it's a "picture" - if someone flushes that toilet we're all doomed!
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:07 PM
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19. The truth hurts, 'eh?
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:10 PM
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20. they put it there so what's the problem?


:hurts:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:48 PM
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24. LOL! They don't like to be
reminded..gets their razorback hackles up.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:28 PM
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21. Put that painting on E-bay and rake in the cash.
:applause:
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rexcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:35 PM
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22. How prophetic...
LOL on this one! I would pay good money for a copy.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:45 PM
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23. First Fucking Amendment..Right?
Oh, that picture tells millions of words!
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olddad56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:05 PM
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26. I love the piece of art and I'm proud that it is on display in my town.
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:13 PM
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27. flush twice, it's a long way to DC



dp
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:17 PM
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28. the truth hurts
* has taken this country into the dumper, and they cant handle the truth. Look for this place to get death threats and bomb scares from slackjawed knuckledraggin GOPEERS
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:14 AM
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29. What? The hoity-toity hate toities!
:hurts:
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:17 AM
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30. It's the Republican ****FREEK-OUT SHOW*****
Squeeeeeeeeeel and Wiiiiiiiine like Swine!!!

Hats' off to the metaphor the artist represents!!!
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:28 AM
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32. That's some truly sick logic









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