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07 June 2020


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Barbara Ann

Outstanding Fred, you have outdone yourself.

Fourth and Long

But of course. Must have not one but several, maybe one in every train and subway station across the great continent-spanning country. In every town park. Every thoroughfare and intersection. A la Uncle Joe Stalin of the old days. To be followed, in Richmond VA, we hope, by statues of Michael Jackson and Kanye West. Made in China, of course.


Should John Belushi have a statue? Should Philip Seymour Hoffman have a statue? Should Michael Jackson have a statute. They all "overcame drugs" until they didn't. Speedballs kill. That is the only message to put on any statute to all these drug deaths.



You are behind the times.


Fourth & Long,

Kanye West imo has actually supported Trump & tries to work for peace. He'll never get a statue unless Kim Kardashian buys him one.



Yes, and he and Kim Kardashian have been far more effective in getting actual prison reform done than a thousand activists, glitterati or elected politicians, most of whom excoriated the two for being willing to work with President Trump.

Diana Croissant

My quick answer is "NO."

I haven't been able to watch much of the news simply because I am so tired of the constant coverage of the resulting turmoil over his unjustified death, caused by poorly trained policemen.

I can't wait until the turmoil is over after someone says again, "Why can't we all just get along?" (or whatever the exact statement was)

On the other hand, I am the type of person who actually likes the gravestones of the puritans--those with the skull and crossbones. I believe they are called memento mori. We should all understand that none of us makes it out of here alive. Perhaps thinking about that more often might change the way we live our lives when we have a life. And I am not leaving the policemen involved in this incident out of this belief of mine.

Again, I refer to the lovely Emily Dickinson:

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!

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