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Old 07-20-2005, 05:34 PM   #1
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Sacramento -- A painting of the United States sinking into a toilet now on display in the cafeteria of the state Department of Justice has raised the ire of the state Republican Party, which is demanding that Attorney General Bill Lockyer remove the image.

The painting -- part of an exhibit of more than 30 works by lawyer artists and pieces with overt legal themes -- has an American flag-painted continental United States heading into a toilet. Next to it are the words: "T'anks to Mr. Bush."

The artist, Stephen Pearcy, a Berkeley lawyer with a house in Sacramento, won earlier notoriety for hanging an effigy of an American soldier on the outside of his home here with a sign saying "Bush lied, I died." Angry residents tore the effigies down.
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"Bush Lied I Died" reads the effigy of a soldier hung on this Sacramento house. Since Stephen and Virginia Pearcy erected the sign, vandals have twice defaced it. A neighbor, meanwhile, is trying to get police to investigate the display as a hate crime.
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Have we not got the point yet? Art is suppose to glorify this administration.
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Have we not got the point yet? Art is suppose to glorify this administration.
You won't see this artist glorifying this administration! I would definitely defend this work as "art". Controversial, of course. Art, definitely.
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You won't see this artist glorifying this administration! I would definitely defend this work as "art". Controversial, of course. Art, definitely.
What's controversial about 'Bush lied, I died' affixed to a dummy of a soldier?

To me, this is a strictly accurate and factual statement, bordering on a truism in fact, and neither controversial, nor indeed a work of art!
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Hate crime?
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he seems wacky to me.
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i took this picture at a rest stop in oklahoma back in december. priceless indeed.
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i find it hilarious. this is all factual as financeguy says. The the righties say the dems complain about everything, jeez!!!!
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i took this picture at a rest stop in oklahoma back in december. priceless indeed.


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love it, especially the one with the soldier. as a statement, it is a piece of art.
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I don't think that it is worth peoples trouble to try and censor such pieces, it just plays into the hands of the creator far too well.
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What's controversial about 'Bush lied, I died' affixed to a dummy of a soldier?

To me, this is a strictly accurate and factual statement, bordering on a truism in fact, and neither controversial, nor indeed a work of art!
It's controversial because it's not exactly a compliment, true or false. That's an unorthodox piece of art, but it's art, I'd like to know exactly how he made that thing. Some of the things they say about artists are true, we're nuts.
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