Saturday, June 14, 2008


WAYNE SLATER, DALLAS MORNING NEWS Robert Hurt went to Washington and didn't like what he saw – nudity in the nation's capital. "Nude women, sculptured women," he told the state Republican platform committee, which sat in rapt attention. . . .

"You don't have nude art on your front porch," he explained. "You possibly don't have nude art in your living rooms. So why is it important to have that in the common places of Washington, D.C.?"

Mr. Hurt offered statistics: He'd heard that 20 percent of the art in the National Gallery of Art is of nudes.

He offered detail: On Arlington Memorial Bridge overlooking the famed national cemetery, "there are two Lady Godivas, two women on horses with no shirt on and long hair."

Actually, they are classical sculptures about war – one called Valor, depicting a male equestrian and a female with a shield, and Sacrifice, a female accompanying the rider Mars.

The GOP platform will be presented today to the full convention. Like all platforms, it's a statement of principle and a political document to rally the troops. . .

The platform calls homosexuality contrary to "the unchanging truths" ordained by God. It opposes gay marriage, civil unions and the custody of children by gays.


At June 14, 2008 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually he is a Virginia Senator. Texas escapes if only for a little while.

At June 15, 2008 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another ape without the body hair (which would make him a nude ape I guess) cavorting about on the Shining City On The Hill. I can well understand Henry James' need to escape to Europe to get away from puritanical American assininities, and that was over 100 years ago. Which just goes to prove that 'le plus ca meme change...'

At June 17, 2008 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When 'morality' is on the rise, true goodness is in decline.


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