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2020-05-25 7:54:27 PM  
"JUNE 19, 1986, GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM."  - Len Bias's death?
 
2020-05-25 7:58:23 PM  
The Pillsbury Brigade met their destiny?
 
2020-05-25 8:10:31 PM  

kudayta: "JUNE 19, 1986, GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM."  - Len Bias's death?


Huh?
 
2020-05-25 8:12:33 PM  

Billy Liar: The Pillsbury Brigade met their destiny?


I grew up a mile away from the statue, here's an explanation.

http://pittsburghartplaces.org/accoun​t​s/view/494

And from the historical society -

http://lawrencevillehistoricalsociety​.​com/the-doughboy-mystery/
 
2020-05-25 8:31:46 PM  

lindalouwho: kudayta: "JUNE 19, 1986, GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM."  - Len Bias's death?

Huh?


That's what they scrawled on the memorial, and that's the day Bias died.  Other than that, I don't know the historical significance of that day.
 
2020-05-25 9:01:55 PM  
There were strikes in South Africa, but I think that this guy is just an asshole.
 
2020-05-25 9:03:39 PM  
Patti LaBelle had a #1 song?
 
2020-05-25 9:10:07 PM  

cretinbob: There were strikes in South Africa, but I think that this guy is just an asshole.


Preferred nomenclature is jagoff, I believe
 
2020-05-25 9:14:04 PM  
The birth of Bulgarian sumo wrestler Aoiyama Kōsuke, ?
 
2020-05-25 9:15:29 PM  

lindalouwho: Billy Liar: The Pillsbury Brigade met their destiny?

I grew up a mile away from the statue, here's an explanation.

http://pittsburghartplaces.org/account​s/view/494

And from the historical society -

http://lawrencevillehistoricalsociety.​com/the-doughboy-mystery/


Ah.  Didn't have access to the article.
Regionally, this is the most famous memorial to WWI.  It's across the river in Washington and pays tribute to the men of Klickitat County who died.  Put up by Sam Hill, local richguy and jet-setter.  He was pals with Queen Marie of Romania, as well as Auguste Rodin, the sculptor.

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He was a Quaker and had been to England during the war and was inspired by Stonehenge.  He also had his mansion (Maryhill, named for his wife) close by and it's now a museum.
 
2020-05-25 9:28:28 PM  
"JUNE 19, 1986, GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM."

Big Trouble in Little China and Labyrinth were both released on that day.

https://takemeback.to/19-June-1986
 
2020-05-25 9:31:29 PM  
 
2020-05-25 9:46:51 PM  

Billy Liar: lindalouwho: Billy Liar: The Pillsbury Brigade met their destiny?

I grew up a mile away from the statue, here's an explanation.

http://pittsburghartplaces.org/account​s/view/494

And from the historical society -

http://lawrencevillehistoricalsociety.​com/the-doughboy-mystery/

Ah.  Didn't have access to the article.
Regionally, this is the most famous memorial to WWI.  It's across the river in Washington and pays tribute to the men of Klickitat County who died.  Put up by Sam Hill, local richguy and jet-setter.  He was pals with Queen Marie of Romania, as well as Auguste Rodin, the sculptor.

[th.bing.com image 300x200] He was a Quaker and had been to England during the war and was inspired by Stonehenge.  He also had his mansion (Maryhill, named for his wife) close by and it's now a museum.


How interesting! I'm pretty sure I've never seen that before.
 
2020-05-25 9:52:19 PM  

Billy Liar: lindalouwho: Billy Liar: The Pillsbury Brigade met their destiny?

I grew up a mile away from the statue, here's an explanation.

http://pittsburghartplaces.org/account​s/view/494

And from the historical society -

http://lawrencevillehistoricalsociety.​com/the-doughboy-mystery/

Ah.  Didn't have access to the article.
Regionally, this is the most famous memorial to WWI.  It's across the river in Washington and pays tribute to the men of Klickitat County who died.  Put up by Sam Hill, local richguy and jet-setter.  He was pals with Queen Marie of Romania, as well as Auguste Rodin, the sculptor.

[th.bing.com image 300x200] He was a Quaker and had been to England during the war and was inspired by Stonehenge.  He also had his mansion (Maryhill, named for his wife) close by and it's now a museum.


Try this link.

https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh​-​allegheny/police-investigating-vandali​sm-to-lawrenceville-war-memorial/
 
2020-05-25 9:55:22 PM  
 
2020-05-25 10:19:37 PM  
Happy f*cking birthday
 
2020-05-25 10:26:43 PM  
 
2020-05-25 10:37:17 PM  

lindalouwho: Or this link, the story grew legs on a slow news day.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsw​eek.com/pittsburgh-war-statue-defaced-​communist-symbolism-memorial-day-15063​33%3famp=1


Or it could be that the person who did it, in addition to being a massive asshole, failed history class and has his date wrong.
 
2020-05-25 10:38:18 PM  

HedlessChickn: https://incendiarynews.com/2019/06/19​/​proletarian-history-glory-to-the-day-o​f-heroism/

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2020-05-25 10:46:02 PM  

fusillade762: lindalouwho: Or this link, the story grew legs on a slow news day.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsw​eek.com/pittsburgh-war-statue-defaced-​communist-symbolism-memorial-day-15063​33%3famp=1

Or it could be that the person who did it, in addition to being a massive asshole, failed history class and has his date wrong.


On a hunch I looked up US military actions in 1986, there were a few. My guess now I'd that the ass who did that had a relative or friend killed in action in one of them.
Look under Extraterritorial. Scroll fast for a minute to get to 1986.
https://en.www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim​e​line_of_United_States_military_operati​ons
 
2020-05-25 10:48:19 PM  

HedlessChickn: HedlessChickn: https://incendiarynews.com/2019/06/19/​proletarian-history-glory-to-the-day-o​f-heroism/

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Huh, that might be it, considering the symbols involved. If it is, that's a whole different level of creepy.
 
2020-05-25 11:08:07 PM  
I'm watching the local 11:00 news, city workers and volunteers spent most of the day removing paint. There's still some on the walkway cement and railing, but the memorial is clean!
 
2020-05-26 12:22:14 AM  
I pulled up NYT highlights form that date. It's amazing how little has changed. TO wit:

"The Senate rejected a proposal that would increase taxes on the wealthy and give larger tax reductions to middle-income Americans..."
 
2020-05-26 12:26:15 AM  
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2020-05-26 12:29:39 AM  
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//Never forget
 
2020-05-26 12:32:16 AM  
Whoever did this needs a history lesson. Juneteenth is a celebration of American slaves finally getting the news that they'd been emancipated. Texan white people of that time had kept that news from the slaves of Texas until June 19, 1865. So the vandal was only 121 years off...

It's an important date that is easily overlooked by non-African American communities, and IMO, needs to be much more widely respected.
 
2020-05-26 12:39:15 AM  

edmo: "The Senate rejected a proposal that would increase taxes on the wealthy and give larger tax reductions to middle-income Americans..."



No way Ronnie would have let that one slide by.
 
2020-05-26 12:39:48 AM  

Nylter: Whoever did this needs a history lesson. Juneteenth is a celebration of American slaves finally getting the news that they'd been emancipated. Texan white people of that time had kept that news from the slaves of Texas until June 19, 1865. So the vandal was only 121 years off...

It's an important date that is easily overlooked by non-African American communities, and IMO, needs to be much more widely respected.


That doesn't have anything to do with it, what gave you that idea? This is in PA, not TX, for starters.
 
2020-05-26 12:42:38 AM  
"The Senate rejected a proposal that would increase taxes on the wealthy and give larger tax reductions to middle-income Americans. The proposal would have placed the top tax rate at 35 percent instead of the 27 percent in the bill, and it would have benefited the 95 percent of taxpayers with incomes under $75,000 a year."

I wouldn't deface a public statue memorializing veterans, but the development noted on that date would have at least gotten me publicly riled up. Mainly because that bull**** has become institutionalized, ingrained in our psyche.
 
2020-05-26 12:48:16 AM  

Therion: https://www.nytimes.com/1986/06/19/ny​r​egion/news-summary-thursday-june-19-19​86.html

Really, not much of import?


You probably want the next days paper.
 
2020-05-26 12:49:27 AM  

Therion: "JUNE 19, 1986, GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM."

Big Trouble in Little China and Labyrinth were both released on that day.

https://takemeback.to/19-June-1986


Oh, pretty important day then.
 
2020-05-26 12:54:20 AM  
At first I thought those were big red Q's.
Thank goodness those symbols were only the hammer & sickle.
 
2020-05-26 12:59:53 AM  

Billy Liar: lindalouwho: Billy Liar: The Pillsbury Brigade met their destiny?

I grew up a mile away from the statue, here's an explanation.

http://pittsburghartplaces.org/account​s/view/494

And from the historical society -

http://lawrencevillehistoricalsociety.​com/the-doughboy-mystery/

Ah.  Didn't have access to the article.
Regionally, this is the most famous memorial to WWI.  It's across the river in Washington and pays tribute to the men of Klickitat County who died.  Put up by Sam Hill, local richguy and jet-setter.  He was pals with Queen Marie of Romania, as well as Auguste Rodin, the sculptor.

[th.bing.com image 300x200] He was a Quaker and had been to England during the war and was inspired by Stonehenge.  He also had his mansion (Maryhill, named for his wife) close by and it's now a museum.


That's not Stonehenge.
 
2020-05-26 1:04:20 AM  

HedlessChickn: On June 19, 1986, revolutionaries of the Communist Party of Peru and the People's Guerrilla Army fought to the bitter end against the genocidal Peruvian state


So it's not news, it's FARC?
 
2020-05-26 1:06:36 AM  

Billy Liar: lindalouwho: Billy Liar: The Pillsbury Brigade met their destiny?

I grew up a mile away from the statue, here's an explanation.

http://pittsburghartplaces.org/account​s/view/494

And from the historical society -

http://lawrencevillehistoricalsociety.​com/the-doughboy-mystery/

Ah.  Didn't have access to the article.
Regionally, this is the most famous memorial to WWI.  It's across the river in Washington and pays tribute to the men of Klickitat County who died.  Put up by Sam Hill, local richguy and jet-setter.  He was pals with Queen Marie of Romania, as well as Auguste Rodin, the sculptor.

[th.bing.com image 300x200] He was a Quaker and had been to England during the war and was inspired by Stonehenge.  He also had his mansion (Maryhill, named for his wife) close by and it's now a museum.


I directed a production of King Lear that performed in that circle on the Summer Solstice about 10 years ago. 300 people packed cheek to cheek in that ring.
 
2020-05-26 1:22:45 AM  
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2020-05-26 1:25:20 AM  

HedlessChickn: HedlessChickn: https://incendiarynews.com/2019/06/19/​proletarian-history-glory-to-the-day-o​f-heroism/

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How you doin, beautiful darlin?

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2020-05-26 1:28:14 AM  

Nylter: Whoever did this needs a history lesson. Juneteenth is a celebration of American slaves finally getting the news that they'd been emancipated. Texan white people of that time had kept that news from the slaves of Texas until June 19, 1865. So the vandal was only 121 years off...

It's an important date that is easily overlooked by non-African American communities, and IMO, needs to be much more widely respected.


It always kind of seemed silly because the southern rebellion was still being mopped up after Lincoln was shot. Some parts of the confederate army didn't surrender til June 1865.
 
2020-05-26 2:10:39 AM  
I believe that was the birthday my sister got me Zartan on his little swamp ski-doo but wouldn't give it to me until my friends left. Could be off on the year.
 
2020-05-26 2:19:43 AM  
Anyone check with the army of the 12 Monkees?
 
2020-05-26 2:33:10 AM  
Go Ducks?
 
2020-05-26 4:11:58 AM  

HedlessChickn: https://incendiarynews.com/2019/06/19​/​proletarian-history-glory-to-the-day-o​f-heroism/

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Oh Jeebus it's Shining Path idiots. When I lived in Berlin we had neighbors who were into that bullshiat. I don't think there's a worse kind of bourgeois radical than a Shining Path fan. Farking murderous clueless pretentious morons.
 
2020-05-26 5:07:59 AM  

lindalouwho: Nylter: Whoever did this needs a history lesson. Juneteenth is a celebration of American slaves finally getting the news that they'd been emancipated. Texan white people of that time had kept that news from the slaves of Texas until June 19, 1865. So the vandal was only 121 years off...

It's an important date that is easily overlooked by non-African American communities, and IMO, needs to be much more widely respected.

That doesn't have anything to do with it, what gave you that idea? This is in PA, not TX, for starters.


Yes, because all descendants from those slaves still live in Texas. /s

Juneteenth is celebrated in African-American communities across the U.S. Just because the original event happened in Texas does not mean that the vandalism that happened in PA is unrelated.
 
2020-05-26 5:11:57 AM  
Sophie Masloff would have hung these jagoffs by their thumbs in OGC and let the pigeons do their worst!
 
2020-05-26 7:12:03 AM  

Nylter: lindalouwho: Nylter: Whoever did this needs a history lesson. Juneteenth is a celebration of American slaves finally getting the news that they'd been emancipated. Texan white people of that time had kept that news from the slaves of Texas until June 19, 1865. So the vandal was only 121 years off...

It's an important date that is easily overlooked by non-African American communities, and IMO, needs to be much more widely respected.

That doesn't have anything to do with it, what gave you that idea? This is in PA, not TX, for starters.

Yes, because all descendants from those slaves still live in Texas. /s

Juneteenth is celebrated in African-American communities across the U.S. Just because the original event happened in Texas does not mean that the vandalism that happened in PA is unrelated.


No, the fact that there's a far more recent Communist day of memoriam means that it's unrelated.
 
2020-05-26 7:15:07 AM  
Our mom died April 8 (non-corona). While my brother and I were going through the masses of papers she had we found a box filled with really old documents. Of the many revelations we discovered was the draft notice for our grandfather from 1917. He actually served in France during WWI. He never mentioned it and neither did any of our aunts and uncles. But along with the notice were postcards to our grandmother with no postage from France.

A different era. He did his duty, came home and started a family. Who knows what he witnessed. We never will. But it puts him in a different light to all of us.
 
2020-05-26 7:19:22 AM  

HedlessChickn: HedlessChickn: https://incendiarynews.com/2019/06/19/​proletarian-history-glory-to-the-day-o​f-heroism/

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It's like importing large quantities of scab labor from non-English-speaking lands farked over by American neoliberalism leads to an erosion of agreement about the relevance of that "mystic chords of memory" stuff.

Also maybe that US military actions post-1945 have rubbed off on and tarnished the memory of US world wars veterans, justified or not.
 
2020-05-26 7:25:52 AM  
I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is a rich white hipster kid who is angry because he dad asked him to get a job so communism.
 
2020-05-26 7:36:53 AM  
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2020-05-26 7:39:08 AM  

BlackChickWhiteAccent: HedlessChickn: HedlessChickn: https://incendiarynews.com/2019/06/19/​proletarian-history-glory-to-the-day-o​f-heroism/

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Hi sweetie!

Doing well, working all the damn time.

Good to see you around more.

*hugs*
 
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