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Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings ready for protest in the Public Garden

Looks like Mrs. Mallard and her brood are ready for Saturday's protest march from the Common down Comm. Ave. and back to the Common, as Jason shows us.

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So...

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When a trumpophile pops by tomorrow, removes the walk hats and replaces them with little trucker hats that say "Make America Great Again", all good by you?

Yes

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You've forgotten which side turns the other cheek more often when things don't go their way.

For the record

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I think Trump.is a putz and that's putting it mildly.

Didn't vote for him, don't have a lot of confidence in him.

But it's terrible form to politicize the ducklings. Sports hats, mothers day bonnets, uncle sam top hats - no prob. NO POLITICS including MAGA hats.

You're going to have to be more specific.

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What if the hats were felted, instead of knit? Would that be OK?

What if we were to turn the whole area into a crèche for December?

What if we gave them all Che Guevara shirts, but put up a little sign indicating our ironic intent?

If the World Series pitted a New York team against a Canadian team, could we put them in pinstripes to show our national pride?

I mean, seeing as how you are the arbiter of what can and can't be done with the ducklings, I'd like for there to be a proper manifesto.

My Manifesto

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If there's a twinkle of a question about the appropriateness - you shouldn't do it.

This isn't a twinkle - it's a flashpoint.

So what you are...

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...is a pointless shit-stirrer.

But it's terrible form to politicize the ducklings. Sports hats, mothers day bonnets, uncle sam top hats - no prob. NO POLITICS including MAGA hats.

That's the stupidest shit I've heard in what promises to be a very stupid day indeed. SPORTS FUCK YEAH but politics no? No wonder our country is in the toilet.

Neutral

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Listen - I know that 80% of people on this board are apoplectic over what's happening today. I'm not happy about it - I'm just resigned to the fact that it's happening and we have to figure out how to best deal with it.

As for the ducklings - neutral themes (at least locally) are fine - sports, mothers day, 4th of July - pretty non-controversial - unless you aren't from here and support another team.

Just like I opposed Sir Samwich or whatever on the Common - don't turn the Common into a mall. And don't politicize the ducklings. They are for fun and games and kids - not adult controversies. I'm not the stirrer - the stirrer is the moronic person/people that put the hats on the sculptures.

Kids!

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Protect the kids from a discussion on sexual assault?

Who do you think grows up to be the next round of pussies grabbed by an 85-year-old Teflon Don?

You clearly don't have kids

Any semi-lucid parent would know that this conversation will be much easier than the "monkeys are fucking at the zoo OMG" conversation.

All that needs to be said is "The duckies are wearing kitty hats today!". Toddlers dig that kind of "joke".

Are you the kind of person who thinks that gay marriage "forces" you to describe "gay" sex acts in lurid detail? No? Similar principle. Entry level parent skill set.

Oh, and my aunt told my brother and I that "the monkeys are playing tag". She doesn't even have kids.

Ummm that's what I said

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In any case I have no objection to the message, however you may phrase it.

The problem is the medium.

Heh...Such a lovely sycophant

"Oh, wait - you self describe as middle of the road, right?

What lovely roadkill you are."

LOL...does this mean your right wing is so atrophied that, spiraling out of control, you are going to fly up your own asshole?

I doubt that will happen

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Who's going to have time for that kind of needlework when all the coal mines will start hiring again tomorrow?

Who's going to have time for

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Who's going to have time for that kind of needlework when all the coal mines will start hiring again tomorrow?

The wives of all the newly hired coal miners, that's who.

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I fully agree with Elmer's forthcoming statement.

Shame!

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It is wrong to use the ducks for partisan political purposes.

No, it's wrong that equal

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No, it's wrong that equal rights for over half the human race is considered isn't the stance of both parties.

Pretty simple question here. If you were a famous millionaire,

would you be the kind of man that brags about being able to grope women the way Trump did?

In the company of my bros, I've said some things about women that I'm not proud of: boastful, objectifying, coarse. But "grabbing 'em by the pussy"? "You can do anything you want"? That's a different kind of crass, a combination of overweening silver-spoon self-entitlement and base misogyny. The Kennedy clan had similar date-rapey pricks among their numbers, but whatever your politics, you should find that casually-floated attitude revolting, piggish, barbaric, amoral.

You have daughters, sisters, nieces, mothers, girlfriends, wives. Explain to me how that attitude, even if it's an empty boast, is acceptable among your friends, never mind the leader of the free world. Tell me you don't understand why a couple of million American women and their supporters are marching on Saturday.