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« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2011, 10:32:38 AM »

Martin Luther King.... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2011, 01:04:52 PM »

He looks Chinese.







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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2011, 01:06:51 PM »

Why didnt MLK's family at least demand that americans build this thing as opposed to the chinks? 
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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2011, 01:11:37 PM »

Why didnt MLK's family at least demand that americans build this thing as opposed to the chinks? 

because it's (relatively) dirt cheap to do it in china  Huh
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« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2011, 02:45:08 PM »

Why didnt MLK's family at least demand that americans build this thing as opposed to the chinks
I wish you'd get banned for this shit.
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« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2011, 02:53:11 PM »

I wish you'd get banned for this shit.

Yeah, posting about jerking off into someones' hair is much better. 


Bro - did you get TBI while on tour or something? 
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« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2011, 12:12:54 AM »


Really, please show us those pictures

Please. Get bent you turd of a physique.
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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2011, 05:29:26 AM »

Speaking for the dead.  Roll Eyes

American vision of foreigners.



Bet that's what your freaky dutch papa looks like.
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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2011, 05:32:41 AM »

I wish you'd get banned for this shit.

Some of us believe in Freedom of Speech.





















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« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2012, 03:49:39 PM »

Correcting the Martin Luther King memorial mistake
By Rachel Manteuffel, Friday, January 13, 4:44 PM



Five months ago, in this space, I wrote that something was wrong with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. The quotation inscribed on the monument’s left flank had been so badly excerpted that a modest statement of King’s was turned into a boast.

At the time, it wasn’t clear how or why this had happened, but what seemed likely, at least to me, was that nothing would be done about it. Things that are etched in stone seldom are changed, especially in Washington, which is not famous for admitting error, righting wrongs, getting things done in a timely fashion, or getting things done at all.

It turns out I was right about the error but wrong about Washington. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told The Post today that the quote will be corrected. He has given the National Park Service 30 days — because “things only happen when you put a deadline on it” — to consult with the King Memorial Foundation, family members and other interested parties and come up with a more accurate alternative.

“This is important because Dr. King and his presence on the Mall is a forever presence for the United States of America, and we have to make sure that we get it right,” Salazar said.

Consider it no small victory for the power of public opinion over the sometimes ponderous inertia of bureaucracy, and also for the power of words — King’s words — to be heard.

“I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness,” the monument says. What an odd choice for a quote, I thought, when I visited in August before its scheduled dedication. It sounded almost . . . conceited. And it was past tense, as though King was speaking from the grave. It didn’t sound like King at all.

I went looking for the context, read the whole speech and found there was a reason it didn’t sound like him. “If you want to say I was a drum major, say I was . . . ” is how King began his statement. As many have since pointed out, the “if” and the “you” entirely change the meaning. To King, being a self-aggrandizing drum major was not a good thing; if you wanted to call him that, he said, at least say it was in the service of good causes.

Some important people who hadn’t seen the quote yet read the op-ed and agreed. The poet Maya Angelou, who knew and worked with King, said the truncated quote made King seem like “an arrogant twit.” Roy Peter Clark, an expert on the use of words, wrote for CNN, “Everything I’ve learned about the language of enshrinement suggests that the inscription on the King monument should be revised.” Martin Luther King III told CNN: “That was not what Dad said.”

Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert noted that it was “to the point. Not Dr. King’s point, but still. Brevity is the soul of saving money on chiseling fees.”

Even the sidewalk T-shirt vendors chose an image from the memorial’s plans rather than the real thing. Because, it turned out, the original plans included the full, in-context quote. After the plans were approved, the lead architect and the sculptor thought the stone would look better with fewer words. They did the editing themselves, without considering the violence it would do to the quote’s meaning. It was as simple as that.

“I do not think it’s an accurate portrayal of what Dr. King was,” Salazar told us Friday.

How sweet, then, that King can still be giving to us on his 83rd birthday, though he lived for only 39 of them. He can give us this story of many different Americans using their tools at hand — celebrity, media, commerce, satire, academia — to ask their government to right a wrong.

And King, a lover of words and a profound symbol to all of us, demanded action. Because of him, at least this time, the system worked.

manteuffelr@washpost.com

Rachel Manteuffel works in The Post’s Editorial Department.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mlk-memorials-drum-major-quote-will-be-corrected-interior-secretary-says/2012/01/13/gIQAnjYvwP_print.html






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« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2012, 04:19:25 PM »

He looks Chinese.



What the fuck?

Did they do that on purpose?  Being Asian, was it unintentional?  Hilarious!
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« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2012, 05:37:45 PM »

Some of us believe in Freedom of Speech.






















Go fuck yourself and your whore mother.
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« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2012, 08:04:32 PM »

Getting treatment yet? 
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« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2012, 03:16:00 AM »

Go fuck yourself and your whore mother.

Watch it faggot, we're not going to tip toe around you.  Don't think you're going to take away our right to speak our mind because you're a sensitive little girl.  If you don't like it, go post on Oprah Winfrey's forum, I'm sure she has one.


















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« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2012, 08:13:53 AM »

Watch it faggot, we're not going to tip toe around you.  Don't think you're going to take away our right to speak our mind because you're a sensitive little girl.  If you don't like it, go post on Oprah Winfrey's forum, I'm sure she has one.


















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« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2012, 01:25:18 PM »

Why so angry with the "chinks?"  They're over there with largely the same concerns as us......making a bit of money and making sure their families are fed.  The Chinese masons received a work order and completed it. 

If you're going to blame anyone, blame the morons in US society who vote the way they do.  They are the ones who put the politicians in their places of power.
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« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2012, 01:42:57 AM »

If the Chinese masonry guy was chosen to save money, then you can take the MLK Monument team to task.  But if it was for skill or artistry, there's nothing to say really.
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« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2012, 10:29:44 AM »

Very strange all of this... the thing is well crafted but the dude didn't get Luther's face right.
The outsourcing is just insane - if this was a sane world the people responsible for this would get decapitated.
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« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2012, 08:09:36 AM »

http://www.wtop.com/109/2705938/Quote-on-MLK-Memorial-to-be-removed


Lol.    What a FAIL.
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« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2012, 08:56:04 AM »

They should demolish it and start over.  Maybe not even make a new one.
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« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2012, 01:08:14 PM »

They should demolish it and start over.  Maybe not even make a new one.


Yes...despite where the source of this post came from, I think its an embarrassment to have the statue made in China.....we have companies like American Granite that would have done a much better statue because from the look of it, all its missing is a ninja sword and some chopsticks.... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2012, 01:09:12 PM »


Yes...despite where the source of this post came from, I think its an embarrassment to have the statue made in China.....we have companies like American Granite that would have done a much better statue because from the look of it, all its missing is a ninja sword and some chopsticks.... Roll Eyes

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« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2012, 02:22:36 PM »

You're the one that's a virgin, right?



Yeah, but I'm feeling really good lately like I might be getting to second base soon.
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« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2012, 06:25:11 PM »

whos mlk?





















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« Reply #49 on: December 15, 2012, 09:18:35 AM »

I wish you'd get banned for this shit.

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