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1249, 08 Jul 20

Columbus Removes Columbus

I look forward to driving by Woke, Wisconsin, in the future.

MADISON – Leaders of a small Wisconsin city named after Christopher Columbus voted this week to remove a monument to its namesake, joining legions of government officials grappling with how to recognize American history while acknowledging its flaws.

The statue of Christopher Columbus has stood in a major thoroughfare at the intersection of two highways in Columbus — about 27 miles northeast of Madison — for three decades.

That’s changing after the Columbus Common Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to remove the statue from its prominent location and put it in storage until officials can find a new home for it.

The removal comes after a Columbus High School student, Abbi Adams, started a petition following the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a white police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes while arresting him.


1249, 08 July 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Bunch of fools.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Ship it to Kewaskum.

    We honor history.

  3. Pat


    Have you reached out to them to let them know Kewaskum wants it?

  4. Jason


    Do you genuinely care?

  5. Pat


  6. Pat

    I think it would be a great addition to the village. Perhaps there are other unwanted/retired statues that could be obtained. They could be position throughout the community. It would make for a great draw in tourism. I believe there will be a great demand to view them, and I can’t think of a more welcoming place than Kewaskum. They already have a 911 memorial.

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    “Home for the Western Civilization culture leftists hateand scorn” could be the motto.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann


    I have not reached out yet, but I’ll send the mayor a message.



  9. Pat



  10. Kevin Scheunemann


    Sent the Mayor this quick note.
    Dear Mayor Thom,

    Based on press reports, I understand your community has removed your Christopher Columbus statue.   Those same press reports indicate this important piece of artwork has been put into “storage” until the community decides what to do with it.

    If you, and the City of Columbus Common Council are willing, the Village of Kewaskum would be happy to take the artwork off your hands at no cost to the Columbus community.   I am certain we can find somewhere to display artwork that gives proper honor and respect to Western civilization in our community.

    Thank you for your consideration on giving this important artwork a new home.

    Kevin Scheunemann
    Village of Kewaskum President

  11. Pat

    That is a well written letter! Good luck, Kevin.

  12. Kevin Scheunemann



  13. Randall Flagg

    Good solution Kevin.  Win-win.

    When cities take down statues they should sell them to people who want them. For example the statues Richmond is taking down could be sold to a private collector.  The collector could display the statues on their private property, and even charge admission to recoup what they paid for the statue. And, the city gets some much needed money.


  14. Randall Flagg


    My thought is that the training should have never happened, and those that organized it should be terminated.

  15. Kevin Scheunemann


    Sell?   Columbus has determined this important piece of artwork and history  to be worthless in their shameful lack of defense of Western civilization.

    They should be thankful I am willing to take it off their hands for free.

    If it is a “value” on the other hand…why do you hide that value from the public, to see and benefit from, by putting it into storage?

  16. Kevin Scheunemann


    Can we say this piece of radio, is partially your doing? :-)

    Minute 78. Abouy Minute 66 starts Columbus conversation. Somebody reads Boots and Sabers. I can confirm there is another press person that read this B&S exchange between me and Pat, who I did give quotes to.

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