More religious insanity

Stephen D. Williams sdw@lig.net
Sun, 27 Jan 2002 22:58:25 -0500


Puritanical idiots.

Half the women in the department were offended by a statue's breast?

What do they think of women breastfeeding in public? Swimsuits? Modern 
clothing?

What's next, making sure that animals in the zoo don't have sex?

sdw

mec wrote:

>Statue burqas...
>
>MaggieB
>
>
>Draping History 
>Halls of Justice: A Weekly Look Inside the Justice Department
>By Beverley Lumpkin
>
>W A S H I N G T O N, Jan. 25 
>http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/HallsOfJustice/hallsofjustice.html
>
>
>-- About three weeks ago, I received a tip. The attorney general was fed
>up with having his picture taken during events in the Great Hall in
>front of semi-nude statues. 
>
>...
>They noted that former spokeswoman Mindy Tucker always hated the
>statues; Mindy told me Thursday it was her view that half the women in
>the department were offended by them and the other half considered them
>art. 
>
>Well, I guess this is a lot of background to get to the point: the
>draperies have in fact been ordered. Minnie Lou and her mate now can
>only be imagined. The draperies installed last week at a cost of just
>over $8,000. 
>
>And it turns out that they were indeed ordered by someone in the
>attorney general's office, who delivered the request to the Justice
>Management Division and asserted it was the attorney general's desire.
>I'm told she was the only person in the attorney general's office who
>knew about it. She's his advance person, and she said it was done for
>"aesthetic purposes" -- she just thought it would look better when
>staging events in the Great Hall. 
>
>So now it appears that rather than making an occasional appearance, the
>draperies are here to stay -- unless and until someone has the temerity
>to request an event without them.
>
>
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