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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:06 AM
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Wacko fundy screams "this is evil", tries to destroy painting of women with breasts showing
A painting at the Gauguin exhibit at the National Gallery was attacked last week by a gallery visitor, a rare and unusual incident that provoked considerable commotion, according to other museum visitors and gallery officials.

Screaming This is evil, a woman tried to pull Gauguins Two Tahitian Women from a gallery wall Friday and banged on the pictures clear plastic covering, said Pamela Degotardi of New York, who was there.

She was really pounding it with her fists, Degotardi said. It was like this weird surreal scene that one doesnt expect at the National Gallery.

Gallery spokeswoman Deborah Ziska said no damage to the 1899 painting was immediately apparent after the 4:45 p.m. incident. But she said a more thorough examination will be conducted Monday.

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full story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/national-...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:08 AM
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1. it's gotta be something in the water. nt
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:48 PM
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45. Iodine 131 n/t
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:08 AM
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2. You be the judge:

Fundies need to stay out of museums.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:10 AM
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6. Fundies need to live on an island all by themselves
and leave the rest of our world alone. It's time we give the crazies a massive smack down.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:18 AM
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17. A real cold one so there's no risk of seeing boobies. n/t
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:41 AM
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28. Fundies need to take a rocket ship to the sun...
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:50 AM
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31. They'd probably go at night.
because it's cooler then.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:14 AM
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11. Do Fundies burn National Geographics also? Used to have lots of nekkid women in them.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 11:16 AM by yellowcanine
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:08 PM
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46. I (briefly) dated a woman who thought National Geographic was pornography-
she was serious, too. Apparently, at those fundie babble-study meetings the National Geographic magazine is considered "dirty".
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:17 PM
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47. According to a PK I knew (PK being a preacher's kid)
fundy adolescent boys live for National Geographic each month. My friend told me that most families he knew would not subscribe to NatGeo because of the photos, but most of his fundy friends had friends whose families did and the fundy boys got their booby fix at their secular friends' houses. As a last resort, they would go to the library, but nobody liked to do that because you couldn't take the magazines home for a shall we say, intimate perusal.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:37 AM
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25. Actually the native woman didn't dress like that when they were painted.
The fundies got to them long before Gauguin made it to the islands. By the time he got there they covered their breast.
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:43 AM
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29. I thought they already had their own museum...


Let 'em get their jollies there!

Also, what if someone went to that museum and attacked their Flinstones depiction of old Fred riding a dinosaur because it's an idiotic concept... bet they wouldn't appreciate that would they?
:eyes: :puke:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:34 PM
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43. Except for that one in Kentucky n/t
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:08 AM
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3. how do we know she's a fundy?
she could just be deranged and attacked the painting for any number of reasons.
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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:10 AM
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5. Calling a fundy deranged is redundant
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:11 AM
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7. Because she was screaming that naked breasts are evil?
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 11:11 AM by walldude
I don't know call me crazy..... :shrug:
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:14 AM
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12. there's no mention that she was screaming that.
the article says she was screaming that "this is evil". No specification of what she believed was evil. Look, she could be a fundy who found naked breasts evil or she could be a nut who believed the women in the painting were fixing her with the evil eye.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:32 PM
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41. let's get real.
Given the way-out-of-proportion freakouts certain segments of our society have when faced with human sexuality, I think it's a solid bet that it was the boobies which set her off.

'course, she might have been a disciple of Andrea Dworkin instead of a fundy, but the latter is probably more likely.
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Democracyinkind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:13 AM
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10. True.

But then again, protesting nudism in art is kind of a Fundy thing, isn't it?

It's a strong hint, for starters.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:15 AM
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13. how do we know she was protesting nudity?
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Democracyinkind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:26 AM
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19. How do we know most things? Thru inference.

Yes, maybe she was protesting that the women depicted weren't white.

Maybe she was protesting the fact that she finds "mediterrenean-type-nipples" offensive.

Maybe she was protesting nudity.

It all comes down to probability, and yes, your usual absolutism is warranted, we don't know fore sure yet. Then again, we won't know for sure ever, since there's the whole epistemic conundrum with other peoples intentions. So here we are again: Probability.

Thanks for maintaining those high standards of causality, though. You might find them rather tricky when applied to your own writing one day.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:33 AM
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23. I don't like leaping to conclusions. Obviously that offends you
which amuses me.
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Democracyinkind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:44 AM
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30. Of course....
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 11:47 AM by Democracyinkind
Given the facts it is the most likely explanation; given more facts that could change; as I have pointed out from the beginning.

Why be such a brat about it? Ah, I forget....

A neutral reading of my post would have informed you of the fact that I agree with your assessment. In these kinds of situations, humans tend to make inferences based on probabilities; deny that if you want to. I have stated what I find the most probable explanation; and I have explicitly stated that the probabilities I have lined out are not absolute.

As I said; maintaining those absolute standards of causality in the way you just did is basically denying the way the human mind functions.

What I simply don't get about you is that you snark most of the times, even when I so obviously take a non-confrontational stance when replying to your posts. I could speculate about that, but you just proved how futile that is... lol

Most inference-denying skeptics are frauds by the way; Pyrrhon wasn't killed by a carriage, that is just a story to illustrate the point made at the beginning of this sentence.

Make sure not to trip over those standards of yours when your writing is concerned, that's all I'm saying.

Why I always end up arguing with you even when my posts agree with what you've written is beyond me.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:31 PM
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40. Oh, Cali.
Can you appreciate the irony in your response?

"I don't like leaping to conclusions. Obviously that offends you."

DUzy material.
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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:44 PM
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44. +1
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:09 AM
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4. Your God made those breasts, and there is nothing more evil than...
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 11:09 AM by fascisthunter
a person of "god" claiming the body of a women to be evil. Sounds like this moron has an issue with womens' breasts and needs to get over it so we all can move on. Enough of the insanity.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:12 AM
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8. Then we should censor it, don't want to upset someone, could cause riots/death
:evilgrin:
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Democracyinkind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:12 AM
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9. Remember how God clothed Adam and Eve before he let them loose on Eden?

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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:15 AM
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14. Eye witness: weird surreal scene
The nutjobs are on the loose
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:17 AM
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15. Michelle Bachman?
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:18 AM
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16. She also punched the mirror in her bathroom when she caught a glimpse of herself showering.
"Evil witchcraft thing looking at my breasteses!It's darksided! It's NOT A CHRISTIAN!!!!!"
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:18 AM
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18. But you see, Gawd created humans fully clothed.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:24 PM
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49. So that's why all those
naked babies are thought to be born with sin. Gawd gave them clothes. They refused to wear them.

I finally understand. Bad, little babies.
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:28 AM
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20. Was she channeling
John Ashcroft?


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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:30 AM
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21. I hope they throw the moron in jail for a while...
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 12:07 PM by hlthe2b
Should really see some of those Virgin Mary and baby Jesus paintings from the Renaissance. Surely a few show a glimpse of a breast or so.... Not to mention "David" and the works at the Vatican.

Idiot. I hope no one shows her those old National Geographics. :eyes:

Edited to reflect it was a "she," which I knew from reading the article, but my brain (and typing fingers) just refused the obvious idiocy....
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:52 AM
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32. It was a woman!
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:05 PM
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36. women can't be morons? or are you just expressing surprise?
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 12:13 PM by hlthe2b
I've known my share of moronic AND crazy-ass extremist prudiish women (can you say Phyllis Schafly?) so I'm not that surprised.

On edit, I see I made the error in my original post (edited) to suggest it was a man. Ironic, since I read that it was a female and actually had a Schafly-type female pictured in my mind's eye as I was typing the post. I guess my brain just refused to process a woman being so ridiculous about breasts (and art).... Geebus. ;)
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:31 AM
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22. God created boobies!
How dare this asshat!
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:37 AM
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24. Does that woman not know that the Gauguin is worth ten of her?
Sorry. I don't value her life at all in comparison.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:14 PM
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39. ten? It is priceless. She is "worthless" (at least in comparison)...
excluding the base value of human life and any value she brings to friends/family. :eyes:
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:40 AM
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26. Is She a Florida Legislator? n/t
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:41 AM
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27. Dirty pillows.


Fundamentalpatients.
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:54 AM
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33. The artist should have known better
Intentionally offending a fundy like that, it is all the artists fault. :sarcasm:
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:55 AM
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34. this always amazes me
they go after a classical painting while ignoring all other media where breasts may appear.

It's hard to avoid breasts in our culture. She's taking on a big job.
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felix_numinous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:04 PM
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35. Wow
misogyny from women is evidence of a potent wound, such deep self loathing is very difficult to heal.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:10 PM
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37. These people are utterly disgusting!
SHE is the evil person and should go to jail for this! Yes, I am that disgusted!
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:12 PM
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38. Gallery officials offended this woman's beliefs - they provoked her. Charge them with hate crimes.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:33 PM
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42. +1,000,000
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:35 PM
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54. You knocked one out of the park with that one, apocalypsehow
Kudos to you!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:18 PM
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48. art ignorance.....or just ignorance in general....or perhaps...dumbfuck
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:27 PM
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50. I vote
dumbfuck.
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:49 PM
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51. Boobiephobia. nt
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:37 PM
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52. Hate speech
the artist was being needlessly provocative, what did he expect?

We shouldn't allow this kind of expression.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:33 PM
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53. Fundies don't often check themselves
So when do they get to the part where they wreck themselves?
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