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Thu Aug 18, 2016, 09:56 PM

NYC Parks Dept. issues cheeky response to naked Trump statue

Source: CNN Politics

...The department issued a short response after an arts group called Indecline hoisted a life-size, naked Trump statue in Union Square park Thursday.

"NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small," said Sam Biederman, a parks spokesman.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/18/politics/naked-donald-trump-statue-nyc-parks-department/



Sometimes I just love government employees.

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Reply NYC Parks Dept. issues cheeky response to naked Trump statue (Original post)
Rose Siding Aug 2016 OP
Lil Missy Aug 2016 #1
Coyotl Aug 2016 #11
4lbs Aug 2016 #41
napi21 Aug 2016 #2
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2016 #6
Hekate Aug 2016 #13
4139 Aug 2016 #3
TeamPooka Aug 2016 #8
ronnie624 Aug 2016 #12
calimary Aug 2016 #37
napi21 Aug 2016 #45
baldguy Aug 2016 #21
SticksnStones Aug 2016 #23
neeksgeek Aug 2016 #30
a la izquierda Aug 2016 #32
niyad Aug 2016 #34
adigal Aug 2016 #38
niyad Aug 2016 #39
LanternWaste Aug 2016 #35
Angry Dragon Aug 2016 #36
Rex Aug 2016 #48
3catwoman3 Aug 2016 #4
Grassy Knoll Aug 2016 #5
SunSeeker Aug 2016 #7
elleng Aug 2016 #9
Coyotl Aug 2016 #10
burrowowl Aug 2016 #14
PatrickforO Aug 2016 #15
trixie Aug 2016 #16
jtuck004 Aug 2016 #17
LeftRant Aug 2016 #18
mainer Aug 2016 #24
Helen Borg Aug 2016 #19
SoCalNative Aug 2016 #26
leftynyc Aug 2016 #20
etherealtruth Aug 2016 #22
Lars39 Aug 2016 #25
Prisoner_Number_Six Aug 2016 #27
malthaussen Aug 2016 #28
Liberalagogo Aug 2016 #29
rocktivity Aug 2016 #31
niyad Aug 2016 #40
MADem Aug 2016 #46
rivegauche Aug 2016 #33
Martin Eden Aug 2016 #42
reACTIONary Aug 2016 #43
spike jones Aug 2016 #44
Maynar Aug 2016 #47

Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 10:01 PM

1. ..................

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 11:17 PM

11. #NakedTrump statue in #SF now dressed in Mexican attire. City says it will come down soon.

 

KenWayne ‏@KenWayneKTVU 2 hours ago
#NakedTrump statue in #SF now dressed in Mexican attire. City says it will come down soon.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:19 PM

41. LOL. It's great that someone dressed it in a pancho and sombrero. n/t


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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 10:04 PM

2. Just heard this on The Last Word. I'm still laughing!

I can't believe we have such great comedian writers at the City Parks & Recreation dept. GREAT JOB whoever you are!

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Response to napi21 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 10:31 PM

6. You mean the one with Leslie Knope

 

isn't a documentary?

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Response to napi21 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 11:33 PM

13. I shouted so loud with laughter I think I scared the dog, who came to sit on my lap....

....to make sure I was okay.

Trump is a loathesome cockroach and dickless wonder. There. Are all the people who think those of us who oppose him shouldn't "go there" (ew ew ew) properly incensed at my crudity about his nudity?

People, people, people. Our candidate and her surrogates have not gone into the gutter with Benedict Donald, nor will they, no matter how hard he tries to drag her down there with him.

The rest of us are under no such constraints. And we need the laughs.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 10:09 PM

3. It makes us look disgusting... Me, I'm fine... My wife, motherinlaw, sisters..its gross

Perverse frat boy humor

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Response to 4139 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 10:59 PM

8. good art provokes a strong response. doesn't matter which way. nt

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Response to 4139 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 11:23 PM

12. Gotta protect the delicate wimminfolk.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 03:57 PM

37. Meh - this wimminfolk is FINE with it! Still laughing a day later!

I went to Catholic school. That's where I learned all this stuff! I'd guess most of the nastiest dirty jokes come out of Catholic school. Suppression and repression can sometimes be your friend.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 10:29 PM

45. Yea, sure. Those same womenfolk are suffering from the remnants of colonialism.

Keep that top button buttoned. Don't talk about sex. Never look at a nude man's body!

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Response to 4139 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:07 AM

21. Appropriate, since it's depicting a perverse frat boy.

 

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Response to 4139 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:03 AM

23. I saw it as a statement

That was less, "ew look at Trump naked" and more the emperor has no clothes.

Less art, more a political stance. (With a little bit of 'ew' factored in for laughs.)





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Response to SticksnStones (Reply #23)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 09:32 AM

30. The "emperor has no clothes" was my take also...

But there's no avoiding the eww factor when Trump is the subject; might as well jump in with both feet!

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Response to 4139 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 12:06 PM

32. Womp womp

I'm a 39 year old woman and I think it's hilarious.

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Response to 4139 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 01:27 PM

34. geez, there are a lot of women on this board, and around the country (including a number of friends

with whom I shared laughs yesterday), who found this clever and amusing.

cannot speak for all women, of course, but some of us are amused.

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Response to niyad (Reply #34)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:56 PM

38. I'm a 54 year old Catholic educated woman and I can't stop laughing

 

Sometimes funny and clever is just that.

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Response to adigal (Reply #38)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:12 PM

39. I am a MUCH older catholic-educated woman, and one of my best friends is an even older

catholic-educated woman, and we are both still laughing.

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Response to 4139 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 01:34 PM

35. I imagine a satirical reponse to the absurd may be perceived as "perverse"

 

I imagine a satirical reponse to the absurd may be perceived as "perverse" if one is unfamiliar with satire as a concept... as the same indictments were leveled at the "disgusting" works of Douglas Adams, Bill Watterson and Anton Chekhov.

(Source: 'Techniques of Satire' by Emil Draitser)

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Response to 4139 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 01:59 PM

36. Trump is running a frat boy campaign

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Response to 4139 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 21, 2016, 12:24 AM

48. LOL! Kewl story!

 

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 10:24 PM

4. OK, now THAT...

...was positively BRILLIANT!!!

Well done, Sam Biederman, well done!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 10:25 PM

5. Hahaha..

Excellent !

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 10:46 PM

7. LOL Brilliant!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 11:11 PM

9. As a government employee (former,) thanks.

As a New Yorker, THANKS!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 11:16 PM

10. That tweet won the day. New hashtag is great also, #NakedTrump is the photo dump for the artworks

 

#NakedTrump has a cheeky NSFW view topping the news.



The group named the political art project "The Emperor Has No Balls,"
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/street-art-donald-trump-naked-statue-indecline-nyc-parks

Donald tweeted:
AmericaIsFunny ‏@AmericaIsFunny 2 hours ago
Dishonest media reporting that I am not wearing the most beautiful clothes. Sad! -#NakedTrump

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 11:52 PM

14. Good thing I had just

gone to the bathroom before I read this or I would have had an accident!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 11:56 PM

15. Ha, ha, ha, ha! That's GREAT.

I'm sure it will cause a SERIOUS tweet-storm from the Trumpster.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 12:10 AM

16. ha ha

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 12:11 AM

17. Genius. n/t

 

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:46 AM

18. I'm guessing Trump will hyper-ignore this since he doesn't want anyone to know what he looks like :D

I think the shape is remarkably accurate, the artist incredibly talented.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-beach-volleyball_us_57aa9b7ee4b0ba7ed23e283c

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Response to LeftRant (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:06 AM

24. Wow, he was already chubby back in 1999

You can just imagine how chubby he is now, under those designer suits.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 03:49 AM

19. I don't think it was an erection.

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Response to Helen Borg (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:20 AM

26. More like an inversion

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:59 AM

20. LOL - I LOVE my city employees

 

I can honestly say I only know two people voting for don the con. My friend's trainer and her husband - it's not the first time I'm calling them assholes.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:28 AM

22. That was an awesome statement .... bravo

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:08 AM

25. "I can't vote for him, I've seen him naked"

might now be the perfect way to respond to Trump supporters,

Kudos to that NYC Parks employee!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 08:18 AM

27. The Emperor stands revealed.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 08:34 AM

28. That deserves a LOL.



-- Mal

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 08:35 AM

29. I C what he did there

 

"NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small," said Sam Biederman, a parks spokesman.


http://instantrimshot.com/index.php?sound=rimshot&play=true

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 12:05 PM

31. Well, let's be fair

We'd all be pretty sore about this if it had been a statue of Hillary...


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #31)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:16 PM

40. on the other hand, no issue has been made of HRC's size, no discussion of her genitalia as

there has been on the puke side. I would imagine that they are furious that they did not think of this first (but then, brilliant art is far beyond them!!)

if they were to do anything like that now, they would look even more petulant and whiny than they do now. hard to imagine, I know!!

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Response to niyad (Reply #40)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 01:24 AM

46. It was TRUMP who decided to lay his penis out on the figurative table, as it were....

He should have ignored the "short fingered vulgarian" comment way back when it was made, but instead he let it get under his thin skin.

That's where the comments began--only because it was obvious that those comments got to him.


Hillary isn't making an issue of her sexual organs...Trump is. He even boasts that he has No Problem and infers that his "conquests" are pleased with him.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 12:25 PM

33. That made me laugh SO HARD when I read it.

Sam Biederman, you are my hero. LOVED THAT simple, hilarious, perfect statement.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:38 PM

42. LOL

Literally, I did.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 06:46 PM

43. The hands are...

.... much much larger than real life. Sad!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 09:35 PM

44. Little feet too?

It is hard to tell from the picture, but his feet look to be on the same scale as his hands. That is the classic tell all.
BTW did you know that those big clown shoes were started by some guy wanting to impress the women?

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Response to spike jones (Reply #44)

Sun Aug 21, 2016, 12:20 AM

47. Who could be impressed

with 18 inch toes?

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