Who Does Own The Statue of Liberty?

Zach Braff had a really great monologue on SNL last night (Video) with an awesome song about New Jersey. Off hand he mentioned the Statue of Liberty and how it's really in NJ. This is something thrown around a lot in NJ and it renewed my interest about topic.

After pouring over the Wikipedia talk page for the Statue and sorting through arguments over the original 1664 charter and interstate compacts from 1834 I think I have the wording that makes the most sense.

Liberty Island is physically located with in the borders of Hudson County, NJ. But the island itself is federal property, belonging to no state, but federally managed through the State of New York.

So really no one owns it. But it is in NJ and it can be considered part of NY since the State over sees the running of the island. So in most ways everyone is correct.

Sexist Mary Jane Statue Receives Poor Defense

Tom Hodges tried to defend this Mary Jane statue saying "ANYONE who complains about this piece obvious does NOT read Superhero comics". If he's referring to the fact that all super hero comics portray a sexist view of women he's absolutely correct but that hardly sounds like a solid defense.

While this piece should not draw any more ire then the rest of the superhero world that should not make it immune from criticism. Every problem has to approached from some angle and if this model brings more attention to the problems in comics then all the better.

No matter how hard you try an "every one else is doing it" defense is not going to garner a lot of support.