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(SanDiegoUnionTribune)   Next Saturday, a massive bronze statue depicting the iconic "sailor a kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War" picture will be unveiled in San Diego   (utsandiego.com) divider line 189
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2013-02-09 01:47:23 PM
Trenton Makes, The World Takes.
 
2013-02-09 01:48:07 PM
umm. didnt we find out before that those two people didnt know each other and he sort of forced himself on her?

like. we're making a shrine to the glorification of sexual assault?
 
2013-02-09 01:48:11 PM
...and you just know if that was tried in this day and age the poor guy would be charged with sexual assault...by someone other then the nurse who got offended.
 
2013-02-09 01:49:06 PM
^^ Oh hey, look at that :)
 
2013-02-09 01:51:14 PM

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: umm. didnt we find out before that those two people didnt know each other and he sort of forced himself on her?

like. we're making a shrine to the glorification of sexual assault?


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2013-02-09 01:51:24 PM

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: umm. didnt we find out before that those two people didnt know each other and he sort of forced himself on her?

like. we're making a shrine to the glorification of sexual assault?


http://cratesandribbons.com/2012/09/30/the-kissing-sailor-or-the-sel ec tive-blindness-of-rape-culture-vj-day-times-square/

Yes
 
2013-02-09 01:51:52 PM
Yeah that poor guy,not being able to get away with sexual assault.
 
2013-02-09 01:52:16 PM
In San Diego? WTF?

Why not in Olathe, KS? That would make as much sense.

It should be in NYC.
 
2013-02-09 01:52:41 PM
Does Times Square get a giant bronze statue of 'Shamu biting her trainer' in exchange?
 
2013-02-09 01:53:51 PM

wambu: In San Diego? WTF?

Why not in Olathe, KS? That would make as much sense.

It should be in NYC.


And they should leave the statue laying on its side and a boner, er bonus, if you will.
 
2013-02-09 01:54:19 PM
I cant believe the feminazis are trying to turn an iconic American image into some sort of sexual assualt thing. They ought to be ashamed of themselves.
 
2013-02-09 01:54:54 PM

BumpInTheNight: ...and you just know if that was tried in this day and age the poor guy would be charged with sexual assault...by someone other then the nurse who got offended.


The Sad tag should have been used, Subby must have known the twisting was coming
 
2013-02-09 01:55:05 PM
So any poster here would be fine with being grabbed in the street, bent in half and having a stranger's tongue jammed down their throat? Was it different because she was a woman? Because of the era? How can people justify this?
 
2013-02-09 01:56:26 PM

Goiter: So any poster here would be fine with being grabbed in the street, bent in half and having a stranger's tongue jammed down their throat? Was it different because she was a woman? Because of the era? How can people justify this?


Hm. Kind of hot.

Is it too early to start drinking?
 
2013-02-09 01:56:47 PM
Lighten up, toots
 
2013-02-09 01:57:59 PM
www.rawstory.com
 
2013-02-09 01:58:36 PM
downloads.thedaily.com

/HOT!
 
2013-02-09 01:58:53 PM

wambu: In San Diego? WTF?


I would guess because this: "Naval Base San Diego is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, consisting of 50 Navy ships, two Coast Guard cutters, six Military Sealift Command logistical support platforms, several research and auxiliary vessels, and the Navy's most advanced 21st century fleet platform known as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Naval Base San Diego is home to over 180 individual commands, each having specific and specialized fleet support purposes. The base itself is comprised of over 2,000 land acres and 326 acres of water, Naval Base San Diego also includes outlying entities like Commander, Navy Region Southwest headquarters located downtown San Diego and the Naval Medical Center in Balboa Park."


Source: Naval Base San Diego
 
2013-02-09 01:59:12 PM
Well the problem is, that nobody knows for sure who it was in the photo.    Nobody has conclusively determined and there have been lawsuits over the issue.   I suspect there were lots of people kissing each other in the euphoria of the VJ announcement.
 
2013-02-09 02:00:10 PM
This has actually been in Sarasota for years. . . mostly because of all the damn old people who actually remember the war, i think.  Some Blue-hair actually crashed her Mercedes into it a couple of years back:  http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120426/BREAKING/120429651
 
2013-02-09 02:00:48 PM
 the Valley Center History Museum is offering a sneak peak of the little statuette named Oscar

"Peek", goddammit, "PEEK".
 
2013-02-09 02:01:00 PM
Here is an interview with the two people in the picture. You might want to watch this before getting your knickers in a twist.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-33816_162-57491471/sailor-nurse-from-ico ni c-vj-day-photo-reunited/
 
2013-02-09 02:01:26 PM

Goiter: So any poster here would be fine with being grabbed in the street, bent in half and having a stranger's tongue jammed down their throat? Was it different because she was a woman? Because of the era? How can people justify this?


People tend to get excited at celebrations, especially those that celebrating the end of a brutal war with returnees from that war.  Was the sailor in the wrong?  Yes.  Can modern society really understand the emotions of people in Times Square on VE day?  No.
 
2013-02-09 02:03:38 PM

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: umm. didnt we find out before that those two people didnt know each other and he sort of forced himself on her?

like. we're making a shrine to the glorification of sexual assault?


San Diego is known for its conservative politics, the Rapepublican party is very strong there.
 
2013-02-09 02:04:56 PM
The same people who facepalm at anyone who admits to the truth (that nurse was GRABBED and FORCED into that kiss) are the ones who justify this picture with the excuse that "Aww come on!!!!!! he's a hero who just fought for AMURICA, the least that nurse can do as an innocent passing-by female is to let him exert physical force over her body/sexually molest her!!"

Disgusting.
 
2013-02-09 02:07:12 PM
I came in here just to see how lefties would find a way to blow an ovary about it.

Leaving kinda amused, but not surprised.
 
2013-02-09 02:08:52 PM

Summoner101: Goiter: So any poster here would be fine with being grabbed in the street, bent in half and having a stranger's tongue jammed down their throat? Was it different because she was a woman? Because of the era? How can people justify this?

People tend to get excited at celebrations, especially those that celebrating the end of a brutal war with returnees from that war.  Was the sailor in the wrong?  Yes.  Can modern society really understand the emotions of people in Times Square on VE day?  No.

 Can modern society really understand the emotions of people in Times Square on VE day?  No.


Woah, holy shart, thank you for proving my point.
 
2013-02-09 02:09:19 PM
Simmer down. Like is not an adverb

/yes, I forgot the apostrophe
 
2013-02-09 02:12:33 PM

wambu: In San Diego? WTF?



What is there in Olathe, KS? Because San Diego is the home of the Pacific Fleet, was the home of Top Gun for many years, is the home of the SEAL training program, and was one of the most important strategic points during WW2.

I mean, this may not have happened in San Diego, however San Diego did play a major role in WW2. And apparently NY doesn't want this statue there. FYI, it's kind of a silly looking statue. I've seen it in person. They should strip off the paint and weather treat it to stay bronze.
 
2013-02-09 02:12:46 PM

mmnessa: Summoner101: Goiter: So any poster here would be fine with being grabbed in the street, bent in half and having a stranger's tongue jammed down their throat? Was it different because she was a woman? Because of the era? How can people justify this?

People tend to get excited at celebrations, especially those that celebrating the end of a brutal war with returnees from that war.  Was the sailor in the wrong?  Yes.  Can modern society really understand the emotions of people in Times Square on VE day?  No.

 Can modern society really understand the emotions of people in Times Square on VE day?  No.

Woah, holy shart, thank you for proving my point.


Well aren't you precious.  Did you see the sentence before that where I said the sailor was in the wrong?
 
2013-02-09 02:13:49 PM

Red Shirt Blues: Here is an interview with the two people in the picture. You might want to watch this before getting your knickers in a twist.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-33816_162-57491471/sailor-nurse-from-ico ni c-vj-day-photo-reunited/



Then, there are always the Debbie Downers (jezebel.com) even though the two people in the above linked vid don't seem phased.
 
2013-02-09 02:15:28 PM
That kiss is worse than if Hitler had landed on Manhattan.
 
2013-02-09 02:16:35 PM

natmar_76: wambu: In San Diego? WTF?


What is there in Olathe, KS? Because San Diego is the home of the Pacific Fleet, was the home of Top Gun for many years, is the home of the SEAL training program, and was one of the most important strategic points during WW2.

I mean, this may not have happened in San Diego, however San Diego did play a major role in WW2. And apparently NY doesn't want this statue there. FYI, it's kind of a silly looking statue. I've seen it in person. They should strip off the paint and weather treat it to stay bronze.


Is that where they teach them to balance the beach ball on their nose?
 
2013-02-09 02:17:38 PM
homelessdude:

Then, there are always the Debbie Downers (jezebel.com) even though the two people in the above linked vid don't seem phased.

Hitler was still charging his lasers at the time.
 
2013-02-09 02:18:16 PM

CruiserTwelve: wambu: In San Diego? WTF?

I would guess because this: "Naval Base San Diego is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, etc."


Source: Naval Base San Diego


If having an association with the Navy is all it takes, then Olathe qualifies as well.
 
2013-02-09 02:19:44 PM

Prey4reign: wambu: In San Diego? WTF?

Why not in Olathe, KS? That would make as much sense.

It should be in NYC.

And they should leave the statue laying on its side and a boner, er bonus, if you will.


Damn. Statue people have too much time and money on their hands.
 
2013-02-09 02:20:10 PM

homelessdude: Red Shirt Blues: Here is an interview with the two people in the picture. You might want to watch this before getting your knickers in a twist.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-33816_162-57491471/sailor-nurse-from-ico ni c-vj-day-photo-reunited/

Then, there are always the Debbie Downers (jezebel.com) even though the two people in the above linked vid don't seem phased.


It doesn't matter if the woman didn't care. He didn't know that beforehand. His actions would have been exactly the same had she punched him and pressed charges instead.
 
2013-02-09 02:20:39 PM
I remember when for it to be rape the penis needed to make an appearance.

Good times.
 
2013-02-09 02:22:23 PM

MNguy: Then, there are always the Debbie Downers (jezebel.com) even though the two people in the above linked vid don't seem phased.

Hitler was still charging his lasers at the time.


dude...Hitler was more of disruptor type of guy

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2013-02-09 02:23:13 PM
It was a simpler time. Sexual assault was normal back then. Nobody minded.
 
2013-02-09 02:24:31 PM

homelessdude: Red Shirt Blues: Here is an interview with the two people in the picture. You might want to watch this before getting your knickers in a twist.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-33816_162-57491471/sailor-nurse-from-ico ni c-vj-day-photo-reunited/

Then, there are always the Debbie Downers (jezebel.com) even though the two people in the above linked vid don't seem phased.


Argh. Jezebel.com is a ridiculous, sophomoric LUG rag. They actually had an article about how men are sexists because they hug other men the wrong way. Idiots.
 
2013-02-09 02:26:36 PM

GORDON: I remember when for it to be rape the penis needed to make an appearance.

Good times.


Nobody said rape, moron.
 
2013-02-09 02:27:28 PM
Summoner101:

Well aren't you precious.  Did you see the sentence before that where I said the sailor was in the wrong?

Which was negated by the following sentence where you claim judgement should be reserved due to the atmosphere in Times Square at that moment. It was only 70 years ago, people didn't have cro-magnon brains incapable of understanding the concept of consent.  I hope your car gets burned during a sports riot, because who are we to understand the emotions of drunken hockey fans who just lost the cup?
 
2013-02-09 02:27:31 PM

El Freak: GORDON: I remember when for it to be rape the penis needed to make an appearance.

Good times.

Nobody said rape, moron.


No YOU are the one who is a moron.
 
2013-02-09 02:28:46 PM
San Diego can have it. We've got enough crap in Times Square as it is.

/Come to think of it, We'll throw in the Naked Cowboy & a dozen or so smelly Elmos, as well.
 
2013-02-09 02:30:23 PM

Allen. The end.: homelessdude: Red Shirt Blues: Here is an interview with the two people in the picture. You might want to watch this before getting your knickers in a twist.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-33816_162-57491471/sailor-nurse-from-ico ni c-vj-day-photo-reunited/

Then, there are always the Debbie Downers (jezebel.com) even though the two people in the above linked vid don't seem phased.

Argh. Jezebel.com is a ridiculous, sophomoric LUG rag. They actually had an article about how men are sexists because they hug other men the wrong way. Idiots.



Yeah, agreed. Don't get me wrong, I am not advocating violence toward women, but this particular event does not really climb to the level of violent assault particularly in the context of the time.

Compare the kiss with the current spate of approved methods of sexual assault...all justified with somebody's religion and politics.
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2013-02-09 02:31:02 PM

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: umm. didnt we find out before that those two people didnt know each other and he sort of forced himself on her?

like. we're making a shrine to the glorification of sexual assault?


No, we're trying to attract more tourist dollars.  Same with statues of Confederate heroes.
 
2013-02-09 02:31:56 PM

GORDON: El Freak: GORDON: I remember when for it to be rape the penis needed to make an appearance.

Good times.

Nobody said rape, moran.

No YOU are the one who is a moran.


Sheesh..
 
2013-02-09 02:32:11 PM

GORDON: El Freak: GORDON: I remember when for it to be rape the penis needed to make an appearance.

Good times.

Nobody said rape, moron.

No YOU are the one who is a moron.


Are you proud of that post?
 
2013-02-09 02:32:21 PM
This is a national icon?  Looking closely at the pic shows a very uncomfortable woman.  She has the trademark hand tightly fisted, stiff-bodied, uncomfortable attempted neck pull-back tempered by the sailor's arm keeping her head in place.  It has nothing to do with the time, but has a lot to do with the inability for some men to understand body language.
 
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