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[–] DrWalterSobchak 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] The_Duke_of_Dabs 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Walter!!!!! I've found you! Now where is Donny?!

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[–] DrWalterSobchak 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Donny died, Dude. But I did a good eulogy.

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[–] DeusExSapientia 4 points 27 points (+31|-4) ago 

Clickbait garbage

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[–] absurdlyobfuscated 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Mostly sure OP is a spammer. 9 day old account starts immediately posting random news articles without a single comment, and then they slip in the usanewsregion.com links among the mostly normal and legitimate ones.

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[–] kneo24 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

And of course Reddit Voat falls for it. Look at the upvote to downvote ratio.

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[–] TheCompanionCube 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

I love this idea, but don't understand the timing. Did the politicians vote to remove the statue just prior to an election day? If so they are stupid for not delaying that vote. In most cases the public forgets stuff like this because it happens a year before election day

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[–] Sullysq 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Small towns don't forget so easily. They see their representatives in person day to day and talk to each other about the town's news and gossip for a long time. Longer news cycle, fewer distractions.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Which is why government ought to stay small and local. Greater accountability and more direct representation. When your vote is one of millions, it means dick. When your vote is one of a thousand, and you can sway ten people, you're 1% of the vote.

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[–] lexsird 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You have real accountability in small towns. People inherently know you and where you live. You could get your ass kicked for being a dick. Fuck over the people and they're ate your doorstep, they are everywhere you go.

I'd bet those people regret the fuck out of that political move.

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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

This article is word-for-word taken from a 2015 Breitbart article. The timing was a lot more spread out than it appears.

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

The the op posting this rip off article just happens to be a fresh account...

OP is a faggot

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[–] carlip 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Click bait headline.

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[–] ZX4jBXu 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Nice to read a good story about a local government for once. Now if only this way of thinking could be practiced on a larger scale.

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[–] GOMAD_OR_GFYAD 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Who upvotes this garbage?

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[–] Cold_Guinea_Pig 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Why would Atheists find this offensive? Whoever did, is an idiot, Atheist or not.

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[–] shimmyquarterturn 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

It's offensive because the city is using public funds in the endorsement of one particular religion over another, as well as endorsing religion in general. Just because the nation is mostly Christian, doesn't make it okay to go outside the bounds of the first amendment.

The offense isn't with the symbol, it's with the execution.

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[–] The_Prophets_Profit 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's offensive because the athiests know they can sue and win.

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[–] YashinNashi 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The article said "offensive", but I doubt any atheist would complain on the grounds of something being offensive. A cross being displayed on public land without also allowing other religious symbols to be displayed is illegal. Experience has taught us that the display all the religions as requested metdod just doesn't work, so it's defaulted to no religious displays on public land. So, the atheists were just reminding the council of the law.

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[–] Kleyno 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Can't understand people who get offended over the wording of a memorial, and I'm saying that as someone who calls themselves an atheist.

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[–] BiochemistryStudent 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Same, there is a tasteful way to assert religious equality, protesting crucifixes on public monuments isnt it. Personally I don't care, but I feel like politely petitioning for additional religious symbols would have gone over better. Jewish star, Darwin fish, etc.

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[–] shimmyquarterturn 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

How about just a tombstone, or a helmet on a rifle? What if the city council didn't want to bother and just said "we'll just scrap the idea and use the funds somewhere more productive?"

But naw, three people that have invested themselves for the betterment of the community have to go home with a scarlet letter because a group of petty individuals took issue with the most trivial of things

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[–] lexsird 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

At least you're not a cunt about it. I've come to loath atheists because of their smarmy at best attitude.

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[–] shimmyquarterturn 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I've left two metropolitan atheist groups because of this.

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