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12-12-2013 10:20 PM  5 years ago
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With 72 VIRGINIANS beating on him he will need his ObummerCare!Bill Whittaker
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12-12-2013 11:26 PM  5 years ago
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Don't make the assumption : He' No's Not nor Could Care less
He does not believe in Heaven - Even Funny PLEASE -Don't assume he does:

Funner to think about who is going to poke him in the *ZZ in HELL with a Red HOt Poker. Then who is next and Next and Next

He will never meet the Founding Father's of our Nation

Probably get to know the business end of Bendiadick Arnold
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12-13-2013 03:26 AM  5 years ago
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The world is yours!
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12-13-2013 04:28 AM  5 years ago
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Some One who has been abused : Also Know the Statue of Freedom : Few DO !!
A poem by Emma Lazarus is graven on a tablet

within the pedestal on which the statue stands.

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

You should also know every detail of the visual significance what it represents from the Flame to the Chains - from the Crown to the Tablet's
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12-13-2013 04:39 AM  5 years ago
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Please go Look at Her ! Look at her DRESS and What She Carries ! Cost and TRUTH
Thomas Crawford
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Atop the Capitol Dome
Related Contenttatue of Freedom

The bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford is the crowning feature of the Dome of the United States Capitol. The bronze statue stands 19 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 15,000 pounds.

The bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford is the crowning feature of the Dome of the United States Capitol. The statue is a classical female figure with long, flowing hair wearing a helmet with a crest composed of an eagle’s head and feathers. The helmet is encircled by nine stars. She wears a classical dress secured with a brooch inscribed “U.S.” Over it is draped a heavy, flowing, toga-like robe fringed with fur and decorative balls. Her right hand rests upon the hilt of a sheathed sword wrapped in a scarf; in her left hand she holds a laurel wreath of victory and the shield of the United States with 13 stripes. Ten bronze points tipped with platinum are attached to her headdress, shoulders, and shield for protection from lightning. She stands on a cast-iron pedestal on a globe encircled with the motto E Pluribus Unum (Out of many, one).

The lower part of the pedestal is decorated with fasces (symbols of the authority of government) and wreaths. The pedestal is 18-1/2 feet high and almost doubles the total height. The crest of Freedom’s headdress rises 288 feet above the East Front Plaza.

The Statue of Freedom does not wear or hold a liberty cap, as would have been expected in nineteenth-century art. The knit cap provided to freed slaves in ancient Rome had been adopted as the symbol of liberty or freedom during the American and French Revolutions and was usually shown as red. The Statue of Freedom’s crested helmet and sword, suggesting she is prepared to protect the nation, are more commonly associated with Minerva or Bellona, Roman goddesses of war. The history of the statue’s design explains why she wears a helmet rather than a liberty cap. The story of her casting reveals that some of the people who worked to create Freedom were not themselves free.

A monumental statue for the top of the national Capitol was part of Architect Thomas U. Walter’s original design for a new cast-iron dome, which was authorized by Congress in 1855. Walter’s first drawing showed a 16-foot statue holding a liberty cap on the long rod with which a slave would be symbolically touched during a ceremony bestowing his freedom in ancient Rome.

Construction Superintendent Captain Montgomery Meigs, who was overseeing the artistic decoration of the Capitol extensions, had already engaged American sculptor Thomas Crawford to create other sculptures for the building, including the Senate pediment. He also had Crawford make models for the two bronze doors and for the figures of Justice and History over the Senate door. Born in New York City, Crawford had established a studio in Rome. His portrait statues and groups of classical and historical figures had earned him a reputation as both talented and prolific.

On May 11, 1855, Meigs wrote to the artist at his studio to commission the statue for the dome. Regarding its subject, Meigs wrote, “We have too many Washingtons, we have America in the pediment. Victories and Liberties are rather pagan emblems, but a Liberty I fear is the best we can get.”

Crawford ended up creating a series of three maquettes (preliminary small models) several feet high and sending photographs of them to Meigs for approval. He described his first design with a female figure wearing a wreath of wheat and laurel as “Freedom triumphant—in Peace and War.”

However, when Meigs sent him a copy of the drawing for the dome, Crawford realized that his statue needed to be taller and stand upon a more prominent pedestal. He then sculpted a graceful figure in a classical dress wearing a liberty cap encircled with stars, holding a shield, wreath, and sword, which he said represented Armed Liberty. It was sent to Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, who was in charge of the overall construction at the Capitol. Davis objected to the liberty cap, the symbol of freed slaves, because “its history renders it inappropriate to a people who were born free and should not be enslaved.” Davis suggested a helmet with a circle of stars. In response, Crawford designed a crested version of a Roman helmet, “the crest of which is composed of an eagle’s head and a bold arrangement of feathers, suggested by the costume of our Indian tribes.” This third design was approved by Jefferson Davis in April 1856.
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12-13-2013 05:22 AM  5 years ago
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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12-13-2013 06:41 AM  5 years ago
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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12-13-2013 06:46 AM  5 years ago
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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12-13-2013 12:42 PM  5 years ago
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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12-13-2013 12:48 PM  5 years ago
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^ dats funny
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12-13-2013 09:20 PM  5 years ago
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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12-14-2013 03:10 AM  5 years ago
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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12-14-2013 04:54 AM  5 years ago
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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12-14-2013 04:56 AM  5 years ago
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How To Piss Off A Liberal: Tip# 18

If you watch TV with a liberal, insist on watching "Whale Wars." They love that show so they can be "outraged." Watch Whale Wars with them and start rooting and cheering FOR the whalers. Act annoyed when the whales escape from the whalers, and then show your "evil capitalist" side by complaining that the whalers are losing profits.
Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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12-14-2013 04:58 AM  5 years ago
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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12-14-2013 07:51 AM  5 years ago
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The world is yours!
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12-14-2013 03:56 PM  5 years ago
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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12-15-2013 07:53 AM  5 years ago
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The Pope went on vacation for a few days to visit the rugged mountains of Alaska . He was driving along the campground when he heard a frantic commotion just at the edge of the woods. He found a helpless Democrat wearing shorts, sandals, a Vote for Obama hat and a Save the Trees shirt. The man was screaming and struggling frantically, thrashing all about and trying to free himself from the grasp of a 10-foot grizzly bear.

As the Pope watched in horror, a group of Republican loggers wearing Go Sarah shirts came racing up. One quickly fired a .44 magnum slug right into the bear's chest. The two other men pulled the semi-conscious Democrat from the bear's grasp. Then using baseball bats, the three loggers finished off the bear.

Two of the men dragged the dead grizzly onto the bed of their pickup truck while the other tenderly placed the injured Democrat in the back seat.

As they began to leave, the Pope summoned all of them over to him. "I give you my blessing for your brave actions!" he proudly proclaimed. "I have heard there was bitter hatred between Republican loggers and Democratic environmental activists, but now I've seen with my own eyes that this is not true."

As the Pope drove off, one logger asked his buddies, "Who the hell was that guy?" "Dude, that was the Pope," another replied. "He's in direct contact with Heaven and has access to all wisdom."

"Well," the logger said, "he may have access to all wisdom, but he don't know crap about bear hunting! By the way, is our bait still alive or do we need to go back to California and get another one?"
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12-16-2013 02:05 AM  5 years ago
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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12-16-2013 02:12 AM  5 years ago
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.
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