Thursday, July 02, 2020

Name That Statue?

July 2, 2020
   Okay, from my perspective, here's where we are with statues. The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe wants Mount Rushmore removed because it's on Sioux land. Okay, good luck with that one.

   Anybody who had anything to do with slavery should come down. Okay, the biggest slave traders in the Southwest were the Comanche, the Apache and Navajo, so take all those statues down.

Name That Statue?

   I'll give you ten bucks if you can identify who is portrayed on this statue. Hint: he's a white guy and he liked to ride horses.

Okay Wise Guy, What About Your Own Statue?
   It started with an Arizona Centennial painting to honor both of my grandmother's pluck and tenacity. 

Daily Whip Out: "Not-So-Gentle-Tamer"

   Thanks to the folks at Bronzesmith, this painting turned into a statue which stands in front of the courthouse in Prescott Valley, Arizona. It has been attacked for being anti-reptile. One herpetologist has complained to me it's a myth that rattlesnakes are aggressive and they don't deserve having their heads cut off and glorified in this manner. I'll give the statue fifteen years, max.

   Okay, one final offer: I'll give you twenty bucks if you can tell me who is being honored on this statue?

   Hint: He's a white guy who liked to ride horses.

"Any jackass can tear down a barn. It takes skill to build one."
—Lyndon Baines Johnson

Daily Whip Out: "Rifles at The Ready"

      I could see this as a statue.


  1. It looks like Napoleon Bonaparte from here....

  2. The top guess is Alexander the Great!

  3. El Cid in Balboa Park, San Diego.
    George Washington, Eakins Oval, Philadelphia.

    There's a donate button at my blog. ;)


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