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(Oregon Live)   Iconic Portland statue of an elk, to commemorate, um, elk is defaced and burned by protesters to stick it to the mammal   (oregonlive.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Demonstration, Protest, Police, 120-year-old statue of an elk, Graffiti, Vandalism, Police brutality, David P. Thompson Fountain  
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2020-07-03 7:25:36 AM  
Every parent knows once your toddler throws a fit for a piece of candy at the checkout line, and you give it to them to shut them up, they'll throw a fit every time.
 
2020-07-03 7:29:42 AM  

Dork Gently: JonBuck: What did Anne do to deserve this?

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It is incredibly insensitive and male supremacist to allow a male actor to perform as a female character. It is in essence a declaration that a woman's place is in the kitchen. Why are you supporting such oppressive behavior?


Destroy the Hollywood Patriarchy!
 
2020-07-03 7:29:56 AM  
Was probably dating a woman of color.....
 
2020-07-03 7:34:26 AM  

PapermonkeyExpress: Dork Gently: JonBuck: What did Anne do to deserve this?

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It is incredibly insensitive and male supremacist to allow a male actor to perform as a female character. It is in essence a declaration that a woman's place is in the kitchen. Why are you supporting such oppressive behavior?

Destroy the Hollywood Patriarchy!


Also the London one.
 
2020-07-03 7:50:03 AM  
That's a perfect agitprop for the people seeking to derail and undermine the legitimate protests. It was probably a group of boogaloo boys.
 
2020-07-03 8:01:45 AM  

powhound: i ignore u: Meanwhile statues like these exist unmolested.  Good jorb.

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Would you like this? Huh?
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Half-naked drunk girl doing that? Total violation. Believe me. LAW and ORDER!!1!!!1


Is it really molesting if both people are having a good time?  Look at the smile on his face.

Also:

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2020-07-03 8:04:56 AM  

davidphogan: AstroGryph: Is there a stupid virus going around too?

We're basically Florida with mountains and evergreens.


scenery is prettier than florida. I think so, anyway.

and Elk are beautiful

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2020-07-03 8:14:26 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Was it the statue from the cover of Agalloch's album The Mantle?

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/which is a truly excellent recording, btw - just keep a warm blanket in reach when listening to it


It is. They've gone too far this time!
 
2020-07-03 8:17:06 AM  
 
2020-07-03 8:17:19 AM  
Tear them all down. Elk never existed, like unicorns and bears. They have always been mere left-wing fantasies, created so there would be something to attack with virtue signaling and impose totalitarianism upon us.
 
2020-07-03 8:20:50 AM  

PapermonkeyExpress: DarnoKonrad: Xai: Today in "You're not helping"

Depends on who they're working for.

Once again, proving the point that it's not about protests anymore but straight up vandalism because "they can".

The mob has become judge, jury and executioner on what is permitted to be seen by people.


The more times shiat like this happens, the less sympathy I have for the "protesters".
 
2020-07-03 8:24:08 AM  

Gulper Eel: They think she dead-named the apatosaurus, except that the brontosaurus does appear to be its own genus after all and it's not anti-Linnaean to say so.


I knew Antili was behind this.
 
2020-07-03 8:34:30 AM  

Dallymo: In all fairness to the protesters, the elk did hold some controversial, borderline offensive opinions about brontosauruses.


Let's not forget what they did to the moose!
 
2020-07-03 8:35:27 AM  

puffy999: BlueBox: JonBuck: What did Anne do to deserve this?

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I guess I could start at I don't like his haircut.  I probably don't know current fashion so I not jump too deep into it.

Did... did you just assume his gender?


Did you just assume their gender?
 
2020-07-03 8:36:23 AM  

i ignore u: Meanwhile statues like these exist unmolested.  Good jorb.

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You don't Fark with the clown or the Mouse you do, you gonna get got!
 
2020-07-03 8:51:48 AM  
Farking Soros, what isn't he behind?
 
2020-07-03 8:58:37 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Was it the statue from the cover of Agalloch's album The Mantle?

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Nope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E​lk_(scu​lpture)
 
2020-07-03 9:00:33 AM  
Benevolent Order of Antelopes seen fleeing the scene.
 
2020-07-03 9:06:33 AM  
Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes protest.
 
2020-07-03 9:06:48 AM  

jwookie: Hey it's ok that elk must've been racist or oppressive or something in it's long or short life so it's fine. Let's think about all those other little elks out there that get triggered every time they have to see this statue. OF A farkING ELK


Hey it's ok that elk must've been racist or oppressive or something in it's long or short life so it's fine. Let's think about all those other little elks out there that get triggered every time they have to see this statue. OF A farkING ELKKK

Fixed that for you.
 
2020-07-03 9:09:00 AM  

groppet: Was it a racist elk?


It was so racist it changed its name ELKKK....
 
2020-07-03 9:09:28 AM  
Workin' up a thirst 'stroyin' stuff?

Orange flavored Brawndo, get some.
 
2020-07-03 9:09:46 AM  

DarnoKonrad: Xai: Today in "You're not helping"

Depends on who they're working for.


George Soros, didn't you get the memo!
 
2020-07-03 9:10:41 AM  

PapermonkeyExpress: DarnoKonrad: Xai: Today in "You're not helping"

Depends on who they're working for.

Once again, proving the point that it's not about protests anymore but straight up vandalism because "they can".

The mob has become judge, jury and executioner on what is permitted to be seen by people.


So basically it's become a victory party after a sporting event?
 
2020-07-03 9:15:30 AM  

Frank N Stein: Xai: Today in "You're not helping"

They're actually are helping, thank you very much.


Yeah, totally.  Was there ever a better symbol of the evil of the White European Patriarchy than the North American  Elk?
 
2020-07-03 9:15:48 AM  

DippityDoo: Was probably dating a woman of color.....


I'm sure it had one black friend.
 
2020-07-03 9:21:21 AM  

PapermonkeyExpress: DarnoKonrad: Xai: Today in "You're not helping"

Depends on who they're working for.

Once again, proving the point that it's not about protests anymore but straight up vandalism because "they can".

The mob has become judge, jury and executioner on what is permitted to be seen by people.


The mob pulled down a statue of a die-hard abolitionist who fought for the union in Madison Wisconsin.  The guy should literally be a super hero for the BLM, and they defaced his statue.
 
2020-07-03 9:27:44 AM  

PapermonkeyExpress: DarnoKonrad: Xai: Today in "You're not helping"

Depends on who they're working for.

Once again, proving the point that it's not about protests anymore but straight up vandalism because "they can".

The mob has become judge, jury and executioner on what is permitted to be seen by people.


#StatueLivesMatter ?
 
2020-07-03 9:27:53 AM  

maxandgrinch: I_told_you_so: Portland has had a huge influx of America's misfits, incels, and losers flood into town in the last 15 years. They come here with no money, no skills, and mental health issues. "No one understands me..." Frankly, I am done with it I moved to the burbs three years ago, and am now considering moving out of here entirely.

You could have just called them Californians.


Honestly they're more chill.

/native Portlander
 
2020-07-03 9:56:33 AM  
Here's what it used to look like.  It wasn't made by the Elks Club, they didn't like it when it was first installed.  It's a monument to wild animals and a place for horses to get a drink.

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2020-07-03 10:10:49 AM  

AstroGryph: Is there a stupid virus going around too?


Yes, it's called "Marxism" and it's been infecting college campuses for decades.  This is just one of the more obvious symptoms.
 
2020-07-03 10:23:29 AM  

Mouser: AstroGryph: Is there a stupid virus going around too?

Yes, it's called "Marxism" and it's been infecting college campuses for decades.  This is just one of the more obvious symptoms.



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2020-07-03 10:58:50 AM  

powhound: i ignore u: Meanwhile statues like these exist unmolested.  Good jorb.

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Would you like this? Huh?
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Half-naked drunk girl doing that? Total violation. Believe me. LAW and ORDER!!1!!!1


Inquiring minds want to know more.
 
2020-07-03 11:16:17 AM  

Mouser: AstroGryph: Is there a stupid virus going around too?

Yes, it's called "Marxism" and it's been infecting college campuses for decades.  This is just one of the more obvious symptoms.


I'd better call my University, they must have missed that memo.

I guess we tried to seize a lot of property during undergrad, mostly street signs and traffic cones...
 
2020-07-03 11:33:25 AM  

Dr.Fey: Whenever I hear "elk," I am reminded of this:

Interview of Hunter Thompson by P.J. O'Rourke
Q. Recently you told a college audience at Marquette University, ''George Bush should be killed. He should be stomped to death, and I'll join in.'' .... How did the students react?
A. Hey, they cheered! Then I called for a voice vote. It was two-thirds to stomp him. Meanwhile some farking maniac recorded it and took it to the Milwaukee Journal. And the U.S. attorney in Milwaukee was about to indict me on two felony charges: five years for threatening the vice-president and another five for inciting others to do it. ... I started getting calls from the Secret Service.
Q. Did you answer any of those calls?
A. Not at first, because I thought they were cranks. If it was important, they'd leave a message. And then the Secret Service showed up at the Examiner and at my lecture agency. I realized they were serious. So I called the Secret Service guy in Denver, Larry Hoppe. And he was very nice. And I said, ''What's going on here, man?'' And Hoppe said, ''Dr. Thompson, let me tell you one thing: I would advise you not to go to Washington without talking to me first.'' So I said, ''Come on over. What the hell.''
Well, we talked for a while, and by that time Hoppe knew it was a joke. I said, ''Have times changed? I've threatened to drage people around Washington by their nuts behind Oldsmobiles at a hundred miles an hour. I've advocated the slaughter of all politicians. What are the guidelines now?''
He had a pretty good sense of humor. He said, ''Well, you can't say that he should be strung up. If you say that to people, WHAP! Ten years. You can say he should be tarred and feathered.'' And I said, ''Wait a minute. I don't grasp it. What's the difference?'' And Hoppe says, ''I don't know. That's the way it is. Don't go out anymore and threaten to string George Bush up or stomp him to death.''
Q. Now, to what level of public figure does this extend? Take somebody I really hate, like Me ...


Coincidentally, that statue, "Elk", is known locally as "the Thompson Elk", donated by a former mayor, David Thompson....
 
2020-07-03 11:41:08 AM  

dbrunker: Here's what it used to look like.  It wasn't made by the Elks Club, they didn't like it when it was first installed.  It's a monument to wild animals and a place for horses to get a drink.

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As of yesterday afternoon:
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Given this is Portland and BLM is spray painted on it, I'd wager the people who did it were pasty white Internet leftists
 
2020-07-03 11:53:03 AM  

Xai: Today in "You're not helping"


Anyone who sees the Portland Police acting the way they do and thinks nothing in Portland should burn is actively killing the nation so I have to side with them
 
2020-07-03 11:53:14 AM  
With no Confederate monuments, they felt left out.
 
2020-07-03 12:21:31 PM  
I guess they never read Black Elk Speaks.
 
2020-07-03 12:32:38 PM  

Bazzlex001: dbrunker:

Given this is Portland and BLM is spray painted on it, I'd wager the people who did it were pasty white Internet leftists


There's several videos of the crime being committed.  There's no evidence that any Black Americans were involved.
 
2020-07-03 12:47:59 PM  

i ignore u: Meanwhile statues like these exist unmolested.  Good jorb.

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You don't know what I've done to that statue.  And...um...you can't prove it either.
 
2020-07-03 1:45:47 PM  
It knows what it did.....
 
2020-07-03 5:24:40 PM  
It's a dumb thing to deface, but I'm pretty sure the city will survive.
 
2020-07-03 10:54:57 PM  

I_told_you_so: Portland has had a huge influx of America's misfits, incels, and losers flood into town in the last 15 years. They come here with no money, no skills, and mental health issues. "No one understands me..." Frankly, I am done with it I moved to the burbs three years ago, and am now considering moving out of here entirely.


I did so in 2013 and have not looked back once.
 
2020-07-03 11:24:09 PM  

dbrunker: Here's what it used to look like.  It wasn't made by the Elks Club, they didn't like it when it was first installed.  It's a monument to wild animals and a place for horses to get a drink.

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I hope that shiat hole burns.
 
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