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Old 10-12-2021, 08:01 AM
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Such a shame environmental protestors painted "expecius" in red on the Andrew Jackson statue. What is wrong with people?
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:10 AM
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Such a shame environmental protestors painted "expecius" in red on the Andrew Jackson statue. What is wrong with people?
It's okay - you can relax. It didn't say expecius. It says Expect Us. They're just sloppy graffiti writers.
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:17 AM
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It's okay - you can relax. It didn't say expecius. It says Expect Us. They're just sloppy graffiti writers.
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"relax"??? vandalism. It goes on and on across our country.

please - if this was done to an MLK statue or such, would you say "They're just sloppy graffiti writers".
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:21 AM
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Probably done by the same morons that were running around yesterday wishing folks a happy indigenous peoples day.
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:22 AM
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"relax"??? vandalism. It goes on and on across our country.

please - if this was done to an MLK statue or such, would you say "They're just sloppy graffiti writers".
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I guess you kinda missed the flaming sarcasm there. I'll break it down:

"expecius" isn't a word. Look it up. There's no dictionary entry for it.

Since I knew that (and actually looked it up to double check), I pretended BayKid was upset because whoever wrote it misspelled something - hence the "what is wrong with people?" comment at the end of his post.

And so I jumped on that little tag, and made the comment that BayKid no longer has to worry that stupid people are misspelling words on statues, because it wasn't really a misspelled word afterall.

You should relax too.
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I guess you kinda missed the flaming sarcasm there. I'll break it down:

"expecius" isn't a word. Look it up. There's no dictionary entry for it.

Since I knew that (and actually looked it up to double check), I pretended BayKid was upset because whoever wrote it misspelled something - hence the "what is wrong with people?" comment at the end of his post.

And so I jumped on that little tag, and made the comment that BayKid no longer has to worry that stupid people are misspelling words on statues, because it wasn't really a misspelled word afterall.

You should relax too.
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hmmm, typical "deflection/diversion" response.
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hmmm, typical "deflection/diversion" response.
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No deflection/diversion. I think it's disgusting that people would defile art, in any form. Statues should be preserved, not destroyed. The sentiment that the Jackson statue is offensive is irrelevant. It IS offensive. But spraying it with graffiti is not the civilized way to express offense. Demanding that it be moved elsewhere is good. Demanding that a new plaque be put in front of it to explain who Jackson was, what he did/didn't do, and how this statue fits into the history of the man, would be the better course to take.

But it isn't what happened.

What happened, is that someone sprayed "Expect Us" on the statue, and BayKid commented on the non-word "Expecius," and that's what I chose to make fun of.

Seriously. Relax.
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If the Pilots are doing this as a protest to a mandate, they should realize that it is stranded passengers that are the ones they are hurting.
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If the Pilots are doing this as a protest to a mandate, they should realize that it is stranded passengers that are the ones they are hurting.
What does this have to do with an Andrew Jackson statue?
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It's okay - you can relax. It didn't say expecius. It says Expect Us. They're just sloppy graffiti writers.
I’m surprised the heads haven’t been cut off at mt. Rushmore.
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Expect That will be erased quickly.
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The word evidently only has a meaning to the useless protestors. Protesting climate. Why deface the statue?
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It's becoming obvious that to many of these "adults", and I use the term loosely, were not spanked for wrong doings as children.
Now I can't wait to get all the criticism for child abuse.
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Lenin called them useful idiots.
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[QUOTE=OrangeBlossomBaby;2016481] The sentiment that the Jackson statue is offensive is irrelevant. It IS offensive.QUOTE]

Seriously?? The hero of New Orleans and a President revered by the people of his time? The man who coined the phrase describing the White House as "The People's House"?. Certainly not "offensive" then and only "offensive" to some today due to ignorance of history or outright denial of it. One cannot apply today's culture to the culture of the 1800's.
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