Quote# 41190

Washington is a town filled with boobs.

They're everywhere, from the bare-breasted ladies who decorate the fountain at Dupont Circle to the peekaboo statue in the Justice Department's Great Hall to the countless nudes in our museums. But while those of us who live here hardly blink at the public nudity, it can shock some of our visitors. Such was the case for Robert Hurt, who last week tried to add the issue of artistic indecency in the nation's capital to the platform of the Texas GOP.

"You don't have nude art on your front porch," the Dallas Morning News quoted the delegate as telling the platform committee at the state party convention. "So why is it important to have that in the common places of Washington, D.C.?"

Hurt, 54, a Kerrville, Tex., rancher and father of 14, told us in a phone interview he first came to Washington a decade ago for a gathering of the evangelical Promise Keepers on the Mall. "It was probably not much different than 'The Beverly Hillbillies' going to Beverly Hills," he joked. At the National Gallery, he was appalled to see statues of unclothed people. "I found it very inappropriate," he said. Returning a few years later, he discovered Arlington Memorial Bridge, flanked by the bare-chested figures of Valor and Sacrifice.

"The Lady Godiva thing -- that's what it conjured up, and that's not what our country's about," he said.

Robert Hurt, Washington Post 90 Comments [6/18/2008 4:35:09 PM]
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Milking the Catz

I <3 my city.

6/18/2008 4:42:12 PM


Yes, THESE are the issues that our government should be getting worked up over.

6/18/2008 4:46:59 PM


This is why the rest of the civilized world sees Americans as rubes.
Personally, I've always been bothered more by the boobs you have in the White House than the ones decorating assorted parks and monuments around Washington.

6/18/2008 4:47:53 PM

Septic Sceptic

Oh God no! Not boobies! Run, scatter, flee! Don't look directly at them or they'll... erm... they'll...

Well, they won't do anything will they? They're just boobs. Let me repeat that so it sinks in:

They're. Just. Boobs.

6/18/2008 4:50:42 PM


"You don't have nude art on your front porch"

He should refrain from visiting some of the neighborhoods around Toronto, then.
I know quite a few people of European descent who have all sorts of statuary on their porch and lawns. Many of them nudes.

6/18/2008 4:54:25 PM


I must confess that I contribute to this terrible problem. I live in Washington, and I have breasts. Sorry about that.

6/18/2008 4:55:02 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

Washington is a town filled with boobs.

Yes, and we have another one whenever Robert Hurt comes to town.

6/18/2008 4:57:46 PM

Doctor Whom

I'm suddenly proud to be from the DC area. As for nude art on front porches, we have that, too. Anyway, shouldn't you spend more time taking care of your 14 kids?

6/18/2008 4:58:40 PM



Oh noeeezzz

Not the female mammary glands!

Those unnatural, hideous flesh bags that are there to feed our young with!

Our bodies are unnatural and disgusting!

Oh nooooeeeeezzzz

6/18/2008 5:03:13 PM


... they're just tits, dude. About half the population has or will have them. Get over it.

6/18/2008 5:05:18 PM

Mister Spak

There's a few boobs in Kerrville, TX too.

6/18/2008 5:08:23 PM


I hope he stays away from Italy

6/18/2008 5:08:49 PM


Hmmmmm... Boobs.... *drool*

6/18/2008 5:10:11 PM


So Washington is awesome? I'll keep that in mind.


6/18/2008 5:10:58 PM


Because God covered up Eve's shameful body when he made her. Even in the Bible, if I recall correctly, MAN chose to cover up. God said nothing about it.

6/18/2008 5:14:55 PM


If it wasn't for nekkid ladies, there would be no human race.

6/18/2008 5:16:33 PM

Washington is a town filled with boobs.

I must've missed them when I visited. Pity:(.

6/18/2008 5:16:39 PM


Wow, alot of people are from this area. Boobs lol..now that gives me a reason to not hate this area so much (except the traffic...fuckin A!!!)

I live in DC (well outside of it anyway) and I don't remember seeing that many boobs out and about like that and I was at the mall 2 weeks ago...I'm gonna have to start paying attention.

Whats really funny is that all that guy had to bitch about Dupont Circle was the boobs...I would think the large crowd of gay people would have been more offense to him.

And besides...who could have 14 children and not like boobs? Thats just strange.....

6/18/2008 5:18:00 PM


I find it disturbing that Mr. Hurt has fourteen children. Practice some birth control and stop overpopulating the planet!

6/18/2008 5:19:17 PM


Eh, not fundie, just prudish and unimportant.

6/18/2008 5:21:49 PM

One Trick Pony

Leave Texas much, Jethro?

Not fundie, just squeamish. Although I'll bet he has some other whackjob ideas.

6/18/2008 5:22:26 PM


Ah, he's just embarrased because he can't control his wood when he sees teh boobies.

6/18/2008 5:22:58 PM


"Washington is a town filled with boobs."

Well it *is* the seat of American government.

6/18/2008 5:26:23 PM


Oh Jesus Fucking Christ! Get the fuck over it you prissy little Texas prig! The human body should be celebrated in art not hidden away. Study some history of art and shut the fuck up.

6/18/2008 5:39:45 PM

Doctor Fishcake

Yeah because as we all know Al-Qaeda advocate women getting their titties out to weaken America.

Oh wait...

6/18/2008 5:40:07 PM

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