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TWX [TotalFark]
5 days ago  
Who does he think he is, Martin Riggs?

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5 days ago  
Can't say he was wrong though. Monuments on public land should be secular. Want a religious monument then build it on your church property.
 
5 days ago  
Police say they didn't know what provoked the act of vandalism.

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5 days ago  
Because it was an idol?
 
5 days ago  
Help me, Jesus. I read the comments. 🤮
 
5 days ago  
Filing a lawsuit over separation of church and state would have been cheaper and nobler, dumbass.
 
5 days ago  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Help me, Jesus. I read the comments. 🤮


Your comment made me go read and yeah that's the good stuff. I see they've learned the term Marxist.
 
5 days ago  
Montana police arrested a man who they said pulled down a courthouse Ten Commandments monument with a chain and a pickup truck, according to reports.

Police said they didn't know what provoked the act of vandalism.


Patriotism?
 
5 days ago  

AirForceVet: Filing a lawsuit over separation of church and state would have been cheaper and nobler, dumbass.


But not nearly as much fun.
 
5 days ago  

AirForceVet: Filing a lawsuit over separation of church and state would have been cheaper and nobler, dumbass.


This one had been the subject of many, but somehow was still there..

Its gone now.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

Barfmaker: ecmoRandomNumbers: Help me, Jesus. I read the comments. 🤮

Your comment made me go read and yeah that's the good stuff. I see they've learned the term Marxist.


Have they though?
 
5 days ago  

Barfmaker: ecmoRandomNumbers: Help me, Jesus. I read the comments. 🤮

Your comment made me go read and yeah that's the good stuff. I see they've learned the term Marxist.


They've learned the word at least. I don't think terminology is any part of it.
 
5 days ago  
That wads't in the bible. Pick-up trucks didn't exist in biblical days. If gods PowerWagon did exist he would have pulled down that sin. Repent farkers.
 
5 days ago  
Time for another roll call to see which Farker is missing.
 
5 days ago  
So, that's two points for Iron Chariots then?
 
5 days ago  
I bring you these 15 *crash* 10 command... *crash* 5 commandments? (rev rev) *crash* Aww... fark it!

Good man...
Get your delusions out of my government!
 
5 days ago  

EdgeRunner: Time for another roll call to see which Farker is missing.


Montanan, still here.

Not sure why this guy did it on Saturday in the broad daylight...
 
5 days ago  

unregenerate: Barfmaker: ecmoRandomNumbers: Help me, Jesus. I read the comments. 🤮

Your comment made me go read and yeah that's the good stuff. I see they've learned the term Marxist.

They've learned the word at least. I don't think terminology is any part of it.


Check - ask them if they've read any of the Marxist literature that the Marx brothers put out.
 
5 days ago  

kittyhas1000legs: EdgeRunner: Time for another roll call to see which Farker is missing.

Montanan, still here.

Not sure why this guy did it on Saturday in the broad daylight...


Great. Another future Floridiot!
 
5 days ago  
I am betting statues with nudity will be next. Everyone is scared of nudity in the US. Better up the guards in the museums.
 
5 days ago  

Thrakkorzog: I am betting statues with nudity will be next. Everyone is scared of nudity in the US. Better up the guards in the museums.


I'm not afraid of nudity in museums. But nudity in the Walmarts, that's a scary thought.
 
5 days ago  
Seems reasonable enough.
 
5 days ago  

kittyhas1000legs: EdgeRunner: Time for another roll call to see which Farker is missing.

Montanan, still here.

Not sure why this guy did it on Saturday in the broad daylight...


Because it's dark at night.
 
5 days ago  
I'm guessing he thought it was the original Ten from Moses and wanted to take it to his underground bunker home or something
 
5 days ago  
Religious monument on courthouse land?

I'm not saying it's right-but I understand.
 
5 days ago  
Does he have a gofundme setup for legal fees yet?
 
5 days ago  
He who is without oil shall throw the first rod.

/got nothing
 
5 days ago  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Help me, Jesus. I read the comments. 🤮


Yep. Republican Jesus not only judges you by how racist you are, but also on how much of a douchebag you are on internet comments.
 
5 days ago  

EdgeRunner: Thrakkorzog: I am betting statues with nudity will be next. Everyone is scared of nudity in the US. Better up the guards in the museums.

I'm not afraid of nudity in museums. But nudity in the Walmarts, that's a scary thought.


I am.  The typical visitor is a retiree who can finally afford vacation.
 
5 days ago  
What, no hero tag?
Also fark religion
 
5 days ago  
Seems to me that the bigger crime was putting up that monument.
 
5 days ago  
"We don't know why"

... really?

Is Fox news pretending that they haven't noticed all of the pro-slavery monuments being torn down, or are they pretending that they've never read the bible or met anyone who's read the bible?

Like, Deuterotomy V verse 13 and 14, the commandment to "keep the sabbath holy" literally presumptively assumes that any proper follower of the commandments necessarily owns slaves.  It specifically tells you that giving your slaves one day off a week is required, and then equates a slave to an ox just to make it extra clear that it's talking unambiguously about how you're expected to own people fully as property.

And then, almost as if God were reaching forward through time in his omniscient wisdom to specifically counter the idiotic argument some future redneck was going to make in a desperate attempt to pretend not to be racist or whatever, God himself spake from on high and, in verse 14, not even in a different farking paragraph, reminds the listener about how they were slaves in egypt.  Using, if you want to spend the less than thirty seconds required to pull up a side-by-side translation with the original text, using the same words to describe both states.

This isn't even a "the bible in general is pro-slavery, so a ten commandments monument implicitly approves of it" thing.  The ten commandments themselves contain a direct (if implicit) endorsement of slavery.

In summary, good job, truck dude.  I mean, obviously this is petty vandalism so enjoy your fine, but in principle I approve of this message.
 
5 days ago  

TWX: Who does he think he is, Martin Riggs?

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No, obviously Michael De Santa

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5 days ago  
And the LORD said unto Tony, Come unto me into the trailer park, and be there: and I will give thee tablets of Oxy, and a truck, and a come-along which I have rented; that thou mayest teach them.
 
5 days ago  
Yet another stupid ahole.
 
5 days ago  
I say let him put up his own monument in place of the old one. With ten better commanents.

/and hookers
//and blackjack
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
As long as you don't expose it to any aqueous solution containing chloride ions - because that would cause "Bronze Disease", which attacks anything containing copper, and which will spread. Apparently treatment is possible, but requires the item being treated to be removed, and takes time. It also doesn't reverse any damage that's done to the statue etc., before treatment starts. And the process starts quite quickly, and spread well before anyone notices that there is damage. Simply washing it with water (eg hosing it down) is can make things worse.

Apparently tomato sauce is quite a bad thing to throw at a bronze statue.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_​d​isease
 
5 days ago  
Did it work?
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5 days ago  

calufrax: As long as you don't expose it to any aqueous solution containing chloride ions - because that would cause "Bronze Disease", which attacks anything containing copper, and which will spread. Apparently treatment is possible, but requires the item being treated to be removed, and takes time. It also doesn't reverse any damage that's done to the statue etc., before treatment starts. And the process starts quite quickly, and spread well before anyone notices that there is damage. Simply washing it with water (eg hosing it down) is can make things worse.

Apparently tomato sauce is quite a bad thing to throw at a bronze statue.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_d​isease


I wonder if salsa is worse.

Some got spilled in a friends car, and did a surprisingly effective job of trying to eat its way out through the steel floor pan even after being cleaned up.  Days later it looked like there had been an acid spill.
 
5 days ago  
You cant tell me what to do Moses! You arent my real dad!
 
5 days ago  

rebelyell2006: EdgeRunner: Thrakkorzog: I am betting statues with nudity will be next. Everyone is scared of nudity in the US. Better up the guards in the museums.

I'm not afraid of nudity in museums. But nudity in the Walmarts, that's a scary thought.

I am.  The typical visitor is a retiree who can finally afford vacation.


You sure? Think of the fun you could have yelling "It belongs in a museum!" at old dude's weiners
 
4 days ago  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: rebelyell2006: EdgeRunner: Thrakkorzog: I am betting statues with nudity will be next. Everyone is scared of nudity in the US. Better up the guards in the museums.

I'm not afraid of nudity in museums. But nudity in the Walmarts, that's a scary thought.

I am.  The typical visitor is a retiree who can finally afford vacation.

You sure? Think of the fun you could have yelling "It belongs in a museum!" at old dude's weiners


User pic relevant?
 
4 days ago  

Mock26: Seems to me that the bigger crime was putting up that monument.


I consider his actions lawful.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
First Amendment:  "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. "

From Wikipedia:  "The text of the Ten Commandments appears twice in the Hebrew Bible: at Exodus 20:2-13 and Deuteronomy 5:6-17.  The article also notes that "Modern scholarship has found likely influences in Hittite and Mesopotamian laws and treaties. Scholars disagree about when the Ten Commandments were recorded and by whom" and notes that they are important to Christianity and Judaism.  I believe that they are also important to Islam, Bahai, and others.  They are really a testament to history and an ancient set of summary morals.  As a depiction of an ancient precursor of the rule of law as we know it, it's appropriate for a courthouse.

A county courthouse putting up a tombstone-size granite slab with the Ten Commandments doesn't violate anything in the First Amendment.  Doing so certainly doesn't establish a religion or prohibit the free exercise thereof, and it's hard to see how Hindu, Buddhist, Confucianist, or other non-Abrahamic religions would disagree with the morality summarized there.  Possibly the commandments about God and the Sabbath might be considered inapplicable in some circumstances; but do you ever go to work or buy a beer on a Saturday or Sunday?

/"Man with head up ass can't see for shiat.:  --Confucius
//"Christ was a Jew!"  --Terry Southern/Maxwell Kenton
///Whatever
 
4 days ago  

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#15 thou shalt not topple thee with pickup truck


Didn't he drop one of the tablets?
 
4 days ago  

sardonicobserver: A county courthouse putting up a tombstone-size granite slab with the Ten Commandments doesn't violate anything in the First Amendment.


1. The first commandment is literally a direct, explicity order to submit to a deity, you twit.

2. Is "nuh, uh, the first amendment only mentions an establishment of religion, the ten commandments are okay because it's part of multiple establishments of religion" really what you're going with?

Because, I mean, okay... oh, look, literally every Christian church in existence claims that Christianity is also Judaism, looks like we can ban every Christian church and hang all of the members for the crime of being Christian, then!  After all, they're technically multiple religions and the first amendment only protects singular religions from oppression.

Thanks, Nero!  That's a great argument you've got there!  Hey, while you're at it do you know where I can get a good deal on some lions?
 
4 days ago  
Stupid ass article seems more concerned about the chain than what happened.

So for future reference, how does one judge the distance? Do I put the chain on the truck first, or do I put it around the statue only to find it doesn't reach and have to back up further?
 
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