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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 07:38 PM

Columbus statues vandalized on US holiday named for him

Source: Associated Press


Updated 3:05 pm CDT, Monday, October 14, 2019



PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated.

A statue in Providence, Rhode Island, was splashed from head to toe Monday with red paint, and a sign reading "Stop celebrating genocide" was leaned against the pedestal.

The word "genocide" was written in orange paint on the rear of the pedestal.

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A handful of states celebrated their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Columbus-statue-in-Rhode-Island-covered-in-red-14519847.php

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Reply Columbus statues vandalized on US holiday named for him (Original post)
Judi Lynn Oct 14 OP
SCVDem Oct 14 #1
RhodeIslandOne Oct 15 #8
SCVDem Oct 15 #10
uppityperson Oct 14 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 15 #6
SCVDem Oct 15 #11
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 16 #16
yaesu Oct 14 #3
SCVDem Oct 15 #12
YOHABLO Oct 14 #4
SCVDem Oct 15 #13
Drahthaardogs Oct 15 #5
Flaleftist Oct 15 #7
jcmaine72 Oct 15 #9
MichMan Oct 15 #14
tenderfoot Oct 15 #15

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 07:45 PM

1. Like the Civil War statues

It's time to consider retiring Cristoforo Colombo.

There is no truth to what we were taught. Mistakes get rectified.

Look at Pluto.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:11 PM

8. Pluto, the planet?

Wuz robbed! Fucking robbed!

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:02 PM

10. When I grew up, it was a planet!

After the flyby, it is defiantly a planet!

Time to rethink this one Mr. Dyson!

I like the guy, but this was wrong!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 07:46 PM

2. Kick in memory of the "Christopher Columbus discovered America" troll

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:56 PM

6. Right. Everyone knows it was St. Brendan who discovered America,

in the sixth century.

Of course, there were probably already some people here, hoping and waiting to be discovered.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:04 PM

11. Can I walk in your front door

and claim the property?

Selective laws!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 02:55 PM

16. Yes, if you bring enough guns and enough smallpox virus.

North America was only the second landmass cleared of natives and settled by Anglo-Saxons.

Wait'll we find intelligent life on a habitable exoplanet.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 08:15 PM

3. knowing the history of how these sadists treated the indigenous population I can understand

and share the disgust of this putrid holiday. What next, tRump day?

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Response to yaesu (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:07 PM

12. Can you imagine

a day of anarchy?!

Let them argue that America was uninhabited at the time.

Buenos Suerte!

Pendejo!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:32 PM

4. Oh but then people wouldn't go shopping on Columbus Day! All those great sales.

Got to have holidays or people won't shop! Because that's what life is all about ..shopping.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:14 PM

13. You're killing me Larry!! nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:50 AM

5. Columbus Day was made a federal holiday

To pacify Italians both in and out of America for years of institutionalized racism against them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:02 PM

7. omg!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:51 PM

9. All Columbus statues must go.

That there are still (albeit shrinking, thank goodness) portions of this country that still celebrate this genocidal scum is a stain on the whole nation. This needs to end.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:21 PM

14. Vandalism is cool

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:01 PM

15. Was Columbus ever in the continental US?

Didn't think so.

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