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filthy
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Posted - 04/09/2009 :  03:36:46  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Like PZ, I too would like to have this by my door!



Ain't she a beauty ?


Anyhow, one Father Edward Commolly has his knickers in a knot that is all but Gordian over it, hehehehehe.
Some consider a statue of a female pirate scantily dressed in Schuylkill county inappropriate.

It has treasure and boots, tight fitting pants and some say not enough clothing on the top. The pirate statue sits in front of a antique store in Girardville and it's ruffling some feathers, especially those of a Roman Catholic priest.

"I believe that it's indecent. I guess it would categorized as soft porn. If there is a definition of that I would call it soft porn," said Father Edward Commolly.

He believes the statue is a public assault.

The statue has been moved back from the sidewalk, the owners said, because it's windy but on the day of a recent protest the pirate was standing in full view.

Father Commolly commanded the owners to remove it.

"He pointed to the statue and very dictatorially and said, 'I curse you. I curse this place. I want to see this destroyed. I want her destroyed,'" said pirate owner Peggy Kanigoski.
Well, anything that pisses off a priest can't be all bad....





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Edited by - filthy on 04/09/2009 03:37:43

Simon
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Posted - 04/09/2009 :  08:05:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Simon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Who the fuck does the priest think he is?

Just for that, we should organize a collect and get the shop owner a second statue! Maybe a sexy-she devil.

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Kil
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Posted - 04/09/2009 :  10:50:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I guess the good father is more of an ass man.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 04/09/2009 :  11:33:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
An officially Catholic priest-cursed pirate wench statue? That's gotta be valuable! I suspect the priest is in on it with the owners to raise the value of the statue, and that they will pay the good father a kickback when they sell the lovely thing.

If this theory is incorrect, however, I suggest the owners and their supporters have a street procession with the wench as a "saint" carried upon the shoulders of piratical "worshipers." The procession should pass by the priest's church.


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moakley
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Posted - 04/10/2009 :  04:35:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
He would probably prefer that the statue more closely resemble Alannah Myles and her little boy hips.

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