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(AP News)   Taking down Richmond, Virginia's racist Robert E. Lee statue just got a bit harder thanks to a confederate army of lawyers   (apnews.com) divider line
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2020-08-04 11:17:57 AM  
If I was the Governor I would just remove it and deal with the repercussions in court later. The Good ol boy network is alive and well in VA and has a lot of judges as members. If he keeps the statue up and lets it play thru the courts it will still be there 30 years from now.
 
2020-08-04 11:25:46 AM  
Take it down or deal with more racist Karens there:

[WATCH] RACIST WOMAN SCREAMS RACIAL SLURS AT GEORGE FLOYD HOLOGRAM IN VIRGINIA

https://thesource.com/2020/07/31/watc​h​-racist-woman-screams-racial-slurs-at-​george-floyd-hologram-in-virginia/

/NSFW swearing and racist language
 
2020-08-04 1:04:27 PM  
Don't take it down, then; entomb in solid concrete.
 
2020-08-04 4:39:36 PM  
Just get a rocket launcher.
 
2020-08-04 4:40:01 PM  
A Confederacy of Dunces, one might say...
 
2020-08-04 4:40:05 PM  
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2020-08-04 4:41:00 PM  

Walker: If I was the Governor I would just remove it and deal with the repercussions in court later. The Good ol boy network is alive and well in VA and has a lot of judges as members. If he keeps the statue up and lets it play thru the courts it will still be there 30 years from now.


Exactly. If the President can ignore court orders, so can the Governor taking down racist shiat that, even the person in the statue would not want up.
 
2020-08-04 4:41:03 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Just get a rocket launcher.


Thermite.
 
2020-08-04 4:41:43 PM  
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2020-08-04 4:41:49 PM  
Oh, the land conveying to us was contingent on us taking care of the statue? Fine. We're demolishing the statue and you can have your land back. You now own a median. Better keep it mowed or we'll fine you!
 
2020-08-04 4:42:05 PM  
Yeah, well the Robert E Lee High School I went to in Virginia is John R Lewis High School as of July 23rd, so neener neener racist traitor loser scum.
 
2020-08-04 4:43:27 PM  
Surround Confederate statues with statues of naked Stormy Daniels laughing at a small mushroom.

You can mass produce them with a silicone mold.

We must commemorate our glorious history of porn stars standing up against tyrants.
 
2020-08-04 4:43:50 PM  
Paint him rainbow colors and put up a sign that says "Lee for LGBT"
 
2020-08-04 4:46:23 PM  

Walker: If I was the Governor I would just remove it and deal with the repercussions in court later. The Good ol boy network is alive and well in VA and has a lot of judges as members. If he keeps the statue up and lets it play thru the courts it will still be there 30 years from now.


Northam can kiss his chances of being reelected good bye if he does that.

That's a joke. You can't serve consecutive terms as the Governor of Virginia.
 
2020-08-04 4:46:38 PM  
So... If the statue falls down, is the City of Richmond obligated to spend any resources putting it back up?

Also, anyone know where one can rent a bulldozer in that general area?
 
2020-08-04 4:47:51 PM  
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2020-08-04 4:48:06 PM  
They should be given exactly what they asked for -- the statute being maintained in its present place and condition, without being altered in any way, and should stay that way in perpetuity -- covered in graffiti, and preferably with George Floyd's face projected on it at night.

Let it live on as what it has always been: a monument to white supremacy and the South's desire to go to war for the right to own other human beings.

Only now it is correctly labeled.
 
2020-08-04 4:48:22 PM  
steel wool, a sparkler, and pottery iron...

Trying to remember from memory without looking it up on work pc.
 
2020-08-04 4:48:36 PM  
Actually I see that I was incorrect about the placement of the statue, and also that it's a pretty cool statue if you ignore everything above the horse. Shame it has to go (but just so we're clear, it has to go).
 
2020-08-04 4:49:52 PM  
Beirut videos all day so I'm an expert now and can lend a hand if needed
 
2020-08-04 4:54:04 PM  
Why is the party of Lincoln so against Democrats taking down their own statues?  I mean, they never miss the chance to remind everyone that Democrats were the slave-owning secessionists.
 
2020-08-04 4:54:27 PM  

Walker: Take it down or deal with more racist Karens there:

[WATCH] RACIST WOMAN SCREAMS RACIAL SLURS AT GEORGE FLOYD HOLOGRAM IN VIRGINIA

https://thesource.com/2020/07/31/watch​-racist-woman-screams-racial-slurs-at-​george-floyd-hologram-in-virginia/

/NSFW swearing and racist language


A hologram?  That's truly outrageous!
 
2020-08-04 4:55:23 PM  

PlaidJaguar: Yeah, well the Robert E Lee High School I went to in Virginia is John R Lewis High School as of July 23rd, so neener neener racist traitor loser scum.


My alma mater is named after a slave plantation but I doubt FCPS is going to rename it anytime soon.
 
2020-08-04 4:56:53 PM  
The group argues that removing the Lee statue - the last Confederate statue now standing on Monument Avenue - could result in the loss of the neighborhood's National Historic Landmark designation, "which will have a substantial adverse impact, " including the loss of "favorable tax treatment and reduction in property values."

If this statue is the lynch pin for their historic district they are doing it wrong.
 
2020-08-04 4:59:56 PM  

Walker: Take it down or deal with more racist Karens there:

[WATCH] RACIST WOMAN SCREAMS RACIAL SLURS AT GEORGE FLOYD HOLOGRAM IN VIRGINIA

https://thesource.com/2020/07/31/watch​-racist-woman-screams-racial-slurs-at-​george-floyd-hologram-in-virginia/

/NSFW swearing and racist language


That's a stunt worthy of Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker.
 
2020-08-04 5:03:03 PM  

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Plus these

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Easy or hard let them chose
 
2020-08-04 5:03:15 PM  

Murkanen: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Just get a rocket launcher.

Thermite.



easy to make and not classified as an explosive IIRC, not that im advocating it, but thats a solid idea
 
2020-08-04 5:04:31 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: [thumbs.gfycat.com image 315x252] [View Full Size image _x_]


Pretty much my first thought.

This is definitely a problem a generous amount of C4 could solve.
 
2020-08-04 5:05:49 PM  

koder: Don't take it down, then; entomb in solid concrete.


Sounds expensive. Cover it with a tarp. Done.
 
2020-08-04 5:06:49 PM  

Purple_Urkle: [Fark user image image 425x463]


Cool chemistry
 
2020-08-04 5:08:53 PM  
This is in a round about with an easement. Erect a circular "wall of steel slats higher than the sight lines to the statue. Angle the slats so you can glimpse through but no sight lines to the statue itself. Epoxy paint a mural to something good with sunrise sunset solstice light incorporated into the mural. Don't need approval or courts for that.
 
2020-08-04 5:11:41 PM  

eviljimbo: Murkanen: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Just get a rocket launcher.

Thermite.


easy to make and not classified as an explosive IIRC, not that im advocating it, but thats a solid idea


ISIS Destroys Statues And Sculptures At Mosul Museum
Youtube SS9yLgJ4sqo
 
2020-08-04 5:13:02 PM  
ISIS destroys important archaeological site
Youtube JmrPxy-K7W4
 
2020-08-04 5:13:36 PM  

Purple_Urkle: [Fark user image 425x463]


So daily drive-by, squirt guns with saltwater.
 
2020-08-04 5:20:28 PM  

Alien Robot: eviljimbo: Murkanen: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Just get a rocket launcher.

Thermite.


easy to make and not classified as an explosive IIRC, not that im advocating it, but thats a solid idea

[YouTube video: ISIS Destroys Statues And Sculptures At Mosul Museum]


I see you're showing solidarity for your fellows

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Don't forget to wash the hood.
 
2020-08-04 5:23:02 PM  
A confederate army? So they'll surrender.
 
2020-08-04 5:24:22 PM  

PlaidJaguar: Yeah, well the Robert E Lee High School I went to in Virginia is John R Lewis High School as of July 23rd, so neener neener racist traitor loser scum.


Hayfield alum waves.

More like hayseed, am I right?

\Go Hawks
 
2020-08-04 5:25:28 PM  
A farker came up with a clever idea in one of the statue threads about building monuments around the current statues to the point where they cover it. You could use the current statues and pedestals as the base for the new one, just build until you can see them anymore.
 
2020-08-04 5:30:36 PM  

Alien Robot: eviljimbo: Murkanen: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Just get a rocket launcher.

Thermite.


easy to make and not classified as an explosive IIRC, not that im advocating it, but thats a solid idea

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/SS9yLgJ4​sqo]


Saddam Hussein Statue Pulled Down To The Ground
Youtube hWxszYK6IPU
 
2020-08-04 5:31:35 PM  
At this point, I don't really care.

I want any kind of imagery or craft paying homage to the Confederacy gone. Not "in a museum" gone. I mean pulverized to dust and the dust burned.

Imagery leads to worship, and we've let the South worship their traitor forebears far too long.
 
2020-08-04 5:31:54 PM  

Alien Robot: eviljimbo: Murkanen: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Just get a rocket launcher.

Thermite.


easy to make and not classified as an explosive IIRC, not that im advocating it, but thats a solid idea

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/SS9yLgJ4​sqo]


Are you offering suggestions on how to take it down?
 
2020-08-04 5:45:18 PM  

moulderx1: PlaidJaguar: Yeah, well the Robert E Lee High School I went to in Virginia is John R Lewis High School as of July 23rd, so neener neener racist traitor loser scum.

Hayfield alum waves.

More like hayseed, am I right?

\Go Hawks


Mount Vernon here.
 
2020-08-04 5:52:28 PM  
Well, that's disappointing. But we will bring down the statue eventually. And probably sooner than later at this point. At least Fairfax County got the Lee High School renamed after Congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis. But the most ironic thing is that Lee himself didn't want any statues raised in his honor. He wanted to forget about the war. But then the statue was always more about enforcing Jim Crow segregation and mythologizing the bullshiat Lost Cause than the actual Civil War itself.
 
2020-08-04 6:08:12 PM  

Wellon Dowd: moulderx1: PlaidJaguar: Yeah, well the Robert E Lee High School I went to in Virginia is John R Lewis High School as of July 23rd, so neener neener racist traitor loser scum.

Hayfield alum waves.

More like hayseed, am I right?

\Go Hawks

Mount Vernon here.


Went to Mt. Vernon for junior year then the opened Hayfield for us Ft. Belvoir army brats.
1000 years ago;
 
2020-08-04 6:08:41 PM  

Alien Robot: eviljimbo: Murkanen: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Just get a rocket launcher.

Thermite.


easy to make and not classified as an explosive IIRC, not that im advocating it, but thats a solid idea

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/SS9yLgJ4​sqo]


Yeah, I know you think it's ok with you about your "whataboutism". These statues were 5 to ten centuries old prior to the idiotic Abrahamic religions destroyed by ISIS.

Your racist american statues were less than 3 hundred years old and this country is still considered "new" to those that have been around a while.  Because we ARE still a "new" country by world standards, we should behave as an evolving society that does not consider race or skin tone to dictate how we work politically or financially.

/fark you and your ilk. A lot.
 
2020-08-04 7:26:50 PM  

Your Hind Brain: Alien Robot: eviljimbo: Murkanen: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Just get a rocket launcher.

Thermite.


easy to make and not classified as an explosive IIRC, not that im advocating it, but thats a solid idea

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/SS9yLgJ4​sqo]

Yeah, I know you think it's ok with you about your "whataboutism". These statues were 5 to ten centuries old prior to the idiotic Abrahamic religions destroyed by ISIS.

Your racist american statues were less than 3 hundred years old and this country is still considered "new" to those that have been around a while.  Because we ARE still a "new" country by world standards, we should behave as an evolving society that does not consider race or skin tone to dictate how we work politically or financially.

/fark you and your ilk. A lot.


Minor point of order but most of the Confederate statues are less than 70 years old. Erected in the 50s & 60s as defiance of the Civil rights era
 
2020-08-04 7:30:47 PM  

Alien Robot: [YouTube video: ISIS destroys important archaeological site]


Statues erected in the last century have no archeological significance.

There are no archeological sites for the collective of racist morons and traitors that waged a war to own human beings as property.  The Confederacy didn't exist long enough to establish any, and there's nothing these statues can teach us - we already know the racist assholes who erected them were racist assholes.

So I guess actually I should have reported your post for threadjacking - since it's entirely off topic from the thread - but one shouldn't reply to a post they're reporting, and I've already typed all this, so....
 
2020-08-04 7:46:00 PM  

Alien Robot: [YouTube video: ISIS destroys important archaeological site]


There is nothing "important" about statues that were put up in the 1960s as a middle finger to Civil Rights.

This is a better comparison.

German Swastika emblem is demolished at Zeppelinfeld in Nurnberg,Germany. HD Stock Footage
Youtube FTodK24KG6E
 
2020-08-04 9:08:30 PM  
"All symbols of the old empire must be wiped away"
 
2020-08-04 10:08:16 PM  

Jiggatron69: "All symbols of the old empire must be wiped away"


I'm fine with removing treasonous symbols.
 
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