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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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Xai [TotalFark]
2020-07-02 8:32:11 PM  
56 votes:
Today in "You're not helping"
 
2020-07-03 1:28:27 AM  
23 votes:
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.
 
2020-07-03 7:16:38 AM  
14 votes:

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.
 
2020-07-03 1:42:01 AM  
14 votes:

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.
 
2020-07-03 1:41:00 AM  
10 votes:
Is there a stupid virus going around too?
 
2020-07-03 7:25:36 AM  
9 votes:
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 1:29:09 AM  
9 votes:
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I like it best when it was artistically blended with Sacred Fence.

It was a community art sculpture a mix of brass and stainless steel construction, and spray paint that represent an expression of rage and distaste for authority.
 
2020-07-03 1:48:04 AM  
8 votes:

Acidicnads: Oh, so you are saying that the profit driven media is not following leads and making up click-bait headlines? Yeah,and i have subway in Cleveland to sell you.


Wut?
 
2020-07-03 10:10:49 AM  
7 votes:

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 9:21:21 AM  
7 votes:

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 9:56:33 AM  
6 votes:
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 5:22:59 AM  
6 votes:

Xai: Today in "You're not helping"


They're actually are helping, thank you very much.
 
2020-07-03 3:36:06 AM  
6 votes:
Totally not a cult
 
2020-07-03 1:41:56 AM  
6 votes:

AstroGryph: Is there a stupid virus going around too?


We're basically Florida with mountains and evergreens.
 
2020-07-03 8:20:50 AM  
5 votes:

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 6:40:25 AM  
5 votes:

Xai: Today in "You're not helping"


Oh yes they are.
 
2020-07-02 8:47:01 PM  
5 votes:
Power to the correct people!
 
2020-07-03 10:23:29 AM  
4 votes:

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 11:41:08 AM  
3 votes:

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 4:06:08 AM  
3 votes:
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
 
2020-07-03 4:06:01 AM  
3 votes:

photokinetic: This story is not a wapiti.


An elk hunter buddy of mine calls going to the bar wapiti hunting. (The literal translation of wapiti is "white rump.")

/I knew there was something off with that elk. Could've swore it muttered a slur last time I walked past it.
 
2020-07-03 3:53:19 AM  
3 votes:

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 blame Portlandia.
 
2020-07-03 1:54:33 AM  
3 votes:

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I like it best when it was artistically blended with Sacred Fence.

It was a community art sculpture a mix of brass and stainless steel construction, and spray paint that represent an expression of rage and distaste for authority.


Looks kinda like a swastika.  Better nuke it from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure:
 
2020-07-02 10:47:52 PM  
3 votes:
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 Meese. Meese is not an elected official. Can I say that somebody should slice Meese open and wrap his intestines around a phone booth?
A. No, you probably can't. He should be flogged -- just not to death.
Q. What if we said Messe should be farked by an elk?
A. That's apparently harmless as hell. I believe that Ed Meese -- being a person without any honor, a fat bastard, really a congenital cheap pig in the style of and on the level of Richard Nixon -- should be locked in a large concrete basement with an elk. And the elk should be ram-fed full of acid before he's put in there.
Q. An angry, horny, acid-crazed elk.
A. Meese is naked, and the elk is huge, maybe 800 plus.
Q. Elk can be ugly customers.
A. And once they're full of acid, and they're really horny -- oh yeah, all night long!
 
2020-07-03 12:32:38 PM  
2 votes:

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 9:15:30 AM  
2 votes:

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 9:10:41 AM  
2 votes:

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 9:09:28 AM  
2 votes:
Workin' up a thirst 'stroyin' stuff?

Orange flavored Brawndo, get some.
 
2020-07-03 7:50:03 AM  
2 votes:
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 6:55:38 AM  
2 votes:

Xai: Today in "You're not helping"


Depends on who they're working for.
 
2020-07-03 1:50:29 AM  
2 votes:

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.


They are out in Washington County. There is a influx of people from the Midwest and American South who have flooded in because they don't "fit in" with the home predominant culture.
 
2020-07-03 1:34:26 AM  
2 votes:
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2020-07-03 1:30:51 AM  
2 votes:

BlueBox: I think I saw him playing bass in the late 70's.  It wasn't Grand Funk but some band.  I didn't like it then either


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2020-07-03 1:23:26 AM  
2 votes:
Meanwhile statues like these exist unmolested.  Good jorb.

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2020-07-03 1:23:25 AM  
2 votes:

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?
 
2020-07-03 1:15:21 AM  
2 votes:
What did Anne do to deserve this?

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2020-07-02 9:20:11 PM  
2 votes:
I heard an explanation that elk moving into the state at one point hurt the beaver population, and that was the tie between the elk and BLM.

At this point I think someone could actually believe that.
 
2020-07-03 11:53:14 AM  
1 vote:
With no Confederate monuments, they felt left out.
 
2020-07-03 8:58:37 AM  
1 vote:

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


Nope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E​lk_(scu​lpture)
 
2020-07-03 8:14:26 AM  
1 vote:

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 8:04:56 AM  
1 vote:

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 7:29:56 AM  
1 vote:
Was probably dating a woman of color.....
 
2020-07-03 7:29:42 AM  
1 vote:

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 4:17:12 AM  
1 vote:

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.


Being from the northeast, my dumb stereotype about myself is that if someone asks me "what are you?" my answer would be "Irish, Polish, and Puerto Rican." My stereotype about the southeast is that the answer would be what religion you follow. My stereotype about people from the West Coast is they'll say "liberal" or "conservative."
 
2020-07-03 4:04:44 AM  
1 vote:
Was it the statue from the cover of Agalloch's album The Mantle?

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2020-07-03 3:06:35 AM  
1 vote:

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

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White face is fine it seems.
 
2020-07-03 1:57:29 AM  
1 vote:

I_told_you_so: 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.

They are out in Washington County. There is a influx of people from the Midwest and American South who have flooded in because they don't "fit in" with the home predominant culture.


The draw of free snacks and dildos is tough to resist but they didn't find the right county.  Sorry.  Bless their hearts they tried.
 
2020-07-03 1:22:51 AM  
1 vote:
Elk lives matter
 
2020-07-03 12:20:32 AM  
1 vote:
In all fairness to the protesters, the elk did hold some controversial, borderline offensive opinions about brontosauruses.
 
2020-07-02 7:05:29 PM  
1 vote:
Elk bites kan be realli nasti
 
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