American Taliban Watch

No, seriously:

Police in the US state of New Jersey have ordered a family to cover up their snow sculpture of the famous nude Venus de Milo after a neighbour complained.

Eliza Gonzalez sculpted the snow-woman with her son and daughter on her front lawn in Rahway following a snowstorm.

Many people praised their creation, but a police officer told them a neighbour had found it too risque, she said.

When given the option of covering the sculpture up or knocking it down, she dressed it in a bikini top and sarong.

“We didn’t want to have any problem with the police so we covered it up,” Ms Gonzalez told the AFP news agency.

But she now thinks the snowy Venus looks “more objectified and sexualised” than it did before the authorities intervened.

Ya think?

This neighbour who complained about the sculpture — to the cops, no less — you have to wonder, what’s their story?  Well, it would be irresponsible not to speculate.  Maybe it was someone who went looking for her husband to tell him it was time for church and found him staring out at the snow sculpture with drool running down his chin, panting and grunting like a wild boar in heat.  I’m sure the complaint will change everything: from now on, he’ll stare at the sculpture from a room with a locking door.

(from whyevolutionistrue, via CC)

12 Responses to “American Taliban Watch”


  1. 1 Duchess Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    My brother and I made a snow sculpture like that when we were kids, but ours had arms. Maybe that’s where the NJ family went wrong. It is possible that icy amputation is subversive.

  2. 2 Rob F Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Those poor, over-taxed New Jerseyites. This is the sort of place that needs a tax cut. That way, you can starve the beast known as the vice police and improve people’s lives by keeping money in their pockets rather than on increasing the size of the government. This is of course why every Republican in New Jersey is up in arms and promising to do what I just proposed, right?

    Crickets chirping.

    As for the American Taliban, I’m more inclined to worry about these guys Need I mention that the guy who runs this thing works in a nuclear weapons facility?

  3. 3 Torontonian Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Somebody got inspiration from John Ashcroft.
    Remember him? He’s the Republican from Missouri who
    lost the 2000 election to a dead Democrat. As a
    consolation, Bush 2 made him Attorney-General.

    He didn’t like some statues in the Justice Department
    building and ordered them covered up! Look at
    this link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002/01/29/statues.htm

    He was quite a loser. He lost to Senator Mel Carnahan
    who died in a plane crash during the 2000 election.

    I believe John Ashcroft is a born-again person.

    I wonder if the complainant in the New Jersey
    matter is also born again or is that person
    culturally dumb and dead to beauty?

    The Bush bush-league legacy of idiocy continues
    untrammeled.

  4. 4 Cornelius T.Zen Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Good morrow, all!
    Is it just my imagination, or are all born agains just plain dumber the second time around? Is it their karma to be reincarnated as houseplants?
    Excuse the rest of us for getting it right the first time- CTZen

  5. 5 beijing york Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    LOL! Reincarnated as houseplants indeed!! I think they use what little brain matter they have in investing in ponzi schemes and setting up home businesses.

    On a more serious note, how is it that these idiots have so much influence on public policy both here and definitely in the US?

  6. 6 JJ Monday, March 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Sorry for the lack of replies — I am having a bitch of a time with wordpress the last couple of days. It’s taking forever to load today, and most of the time it just crashes my browser… so I’ll try again in awhile. Thanks for your patience!

  7. 7 JJ Monday, March 8, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Duchess

    It is possible that icy amputation is subversive.

    I don’t know… it’s a pretty fair facsimile of the Venus de Milo, except for the no head thing. I’d rather go with the story of Church Lady catching her husband getting weird while staring at it 😛

  8. 8 JJ Monday, March 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Rob F – Thanks for the link. I recently read something about those guys and they sound extremely insane and scary. Not a good omen…

  9. 9 JJ Monday, March 8, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Torontonian – Didn’t they have to pay something like 10 grand just to cover the freaking statue? Of taxpayers’ money! 😯 WTF?

    But as much of a weirdo as Ashcroft was, this current crop of psychos makes him look almost lucid.

  10. 10 JJ Monday, March 8, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    CTZen

    Is it their karma to be reincarnated as houseplants?

    😆 I’m not so sure they’re up to that task.

  11. 11 JJ Monday, March 8, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Beijing

    On a more serious note, how is it that these idiots have so much influence on public policy both here and definitely in the US?

    They’re loud, aggressive, and they think it’s GOD’S WILL for them to stick their noses in other peoples’ business. People get very persistent when they think THE LORD is on their side, sometimes to the point where they blow up buildings or crash planes into them to Make Their Point.


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