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   Incorrect quote on the side of MLK monument in National Mall to be removed instead of replaced

12 Dec 2012 11:11 AM   |   2750 clicks   |   CNN
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Nothing To See Here     
" I'm RICK JAMES, biatch ! "

12 Dec 2012 11:15 AM
Bith Set Me Up     
"YES, THEY DESERVED TO DIE, AND I HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!" 

12 Dec 2012 11:19 AM
groppet     
"Colt 45 malt liqour, it's a dynamite taste"

12 Dec 2012 11:25 AM
Clemkadidlefark     
I Have A Dream
The Gummint Gets Out Of The Edication Bidness

12 Dec 2012 11:26 AM
trapped-in-CH     
"It does a body good"

12 Dec 2012 11:27 AM
Novart     
Chairman King wants a communist quote on his communist statue.

12 Dec 2012 11:34 AM
vegasj     
Just remove the entire thing.

12 Dec 2012 11:49 AM
fiddle-faddle     
Ironic, since that's pretty much what happened to MLK

12 Dec 2012 11:54 AM
WTP 2     
good...get it right or don't do it at all

12 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
Nothing To See Here     
" MLK does a body good "

12 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
another cultural observer     
"I'm not sleeping around, Coretta. I swear."

12 Dec 2012 12:19 PM
planes     
"I'm farking for Jesus tonight!"

12 Dec 2012 12:28 PM
tentaculistic     
I just recently went to the see MLK monument for the first time. The monument itself (the stone mountain with a slice out of it, and on the back of the offset slice is MLK, looking out over the water) is pretty cool; the statue of MLK is downright offensive. He looks angry (I'ma shank you angry), and shifty (he's looking off sideways), and like a racist parody by someone who had never seen a black person. I had to pull up a picture on my phone to check - nope, his lips really weren't that big, nor his nose so broad. And the stance, so weird. It made a lot more sense when I found out that the sculptor was a Communist Chinese sculptor - that was it exactly, it looked like a Communist Chinese sculpture. And apparently the sculptor really HADN'T met any black people before. How that sculpture got chosen, I have no idea. It was awful.

Ugh. They just need to scrap the sculpture and start over. Please.

12 Dec 2012 01:20 PM
HailRobonia     

tentaculistic: .... I found out that the sculptor was a Communist Chinese sculptor .....


I'm not exactly an "America! fark yeah!" type of person, but I feel it's a disgrace that we had a foreign national sculpt this monument. Could they not find an American sculptor?

12 Dec 2012 01:28 PM
natas6.0     
Horrible statue, poor job on the quote

let's get someone who has a love for the man
and his real efforts to bring people together
do the job
even if it's a friggin kindergarten class
and they make it out of macaroni

12 Dec 2012 01:28 PM
jigger     
From another story:

The work is expected to cost between $700,000 and $900,000, and will be paid for by a special fund for the memorial foundation.

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12 Dec 2012 01:29 PM
Nothing To See Here     

HailRobonia: tentaculistic: .... I found out that the sculptor was a Communist Chinese sculptor .....

I'm not exactly an "America! fark yeah!" type of person, but I feel it's a disgrace that we had a foreign national sculpt this monument. Could they not find an American sculptor?


Looks like . . .

Sunglasses off, pause for effect . . .

" They're taking these sculptors for granite. "

12 Dec 2012 01:37 PM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  
It turns out he wasn't a drum major after all.

I think he twirled flags though.

12 Dec 2012 01:40 PM
Kyosuke     

HailRobonia: tentaculistic: .... I found out that the sculptor was a Communist Chinese sculptor .....

I'm not exactly an "America! fark yeah!" type of person, but I feel it's a disgrace that we had a foreign national sculpt this monument. Could they not find an American sculptor?


Wonderful. How soon until "The Black Gash of Shame" comments commence?

12 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
HailRobonia     

tentaculistic: And apparently the sculptor really HADN'T met any black people before. How that sculpture got chosen, I have no idea. It was awful.


Where I work one of the recently deceased professors was honored with a special gold medallion in his name which has his portrait on it. He's white, but looks Asian on the medallion. And the gold (or is it "gold"?) is flaking off.

Made in China! It's probably 90% lead, 10% melamine.

12 Dec 2012 02:19 PM
HailRobonia     

Kyosuke: Wonderful. How soon until "The Black Gash of Shame" comments commence?


You leave Oprah's lady parts out of this!

12 Dec 2012 02:27 PM
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