“Liberty Enlightening the World” was unveiled to the public one hundred and twenty-eight years ago today. The statue was designed by the French artist and sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, with engineering help from Eugene Viollet-le-Duc and Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. It was constructed in France, then dismantled and packed into more than two hundred shipping crates, then shipped across the ocean to New York, where it was reassembled on a pedestal on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor. On October 28, 1886, despite cold, rainy weather, hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the statue’s dedication.
Lady Liberty’s face was veiled with a French flag while the assembled crowd was subjected to a number of speeches by various dignitaries. Bartholdi himself was hidden inside the statue’s crown, ready to drop the flag and unveil the statue as soon as the speeches were over; but he let the flag fall prematurely, prompting enthusiastic cheers from the crowd and bringing a sudden close to the speech then in progress.
From The People’s Cube.
Comrades, sad is it may be, I must denounce our glorious party organ, the New York Times. Yes, you heard that right Comrades. I think someone in the party needs to get them to do a retraction on this article.
We also need to denounce the racist typical white woman featured in this article. She needs to gain non-person status like Debbie Hyphenatedname-Schultz. She is whining about her $6,000 deductible. She says it is unaffordable and thus she must forego a brain scan. Obviously, she is a secret reichwinger rethugikkkan! And a racist! She just wants out First Black President™ Dear Leader Obama to look bad.
She should have set aside $6,000 annually from her part-time landscape job to pay for her medical expenses. What does she think this is? Free health care just because the low information dullards were lead to believe that? It looks like she wasted her money on other unnecessary luxuries like rent/mortgage, food, clothing, gas to get to work, electric, phone service, heat, water, etc. She might even pay for cable tv and Internet access! Then she goes complaining to the NYT because she doesn’t have an extra $6,000 in addition to her monthly ObamaCare cost? What’s the matter with her???
People need to reexamine their priorities. It’s not about their basic needs. It is about making Dear Leader look good and about not being a racist. Forgo all the extras like food, electric, etc. and save your money to cover your deductible! And goodness, if you MUST eat and can’t afford your deductible then just shut up about it and don’t go flapping your gums to the media. You might just get featured in an article and embarrass glorious Dear Leader.
Stolen from Mindful Webworks.
1. Click on the images to see large display.
2. Print on 110# card stock.
3. Unjam heavy card stock from printer repeatedly.
4. Go purchase a better printer at Wal-Mart.
5. Print faces, cut off heads, punch out eyes. Theirs. Not yours.
6. Figure out some way to tie mask to face, usually involving tangling rubber bands in hair.
7. Settle on super-glue to paste to forehead, chin, and cheeks.
NB: Management is not responsible for results of these instructions.
If all priests were this much fun, attendance at mass would be much higher.