Obama And The Shirt

November 2, 2008 at 4:37 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment
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The Senator & The Life Aquatic

A chlorinated Obama? Do explain…Readers of this blog will recognize the subject map above: a set of concerns that occupy territory outside the traditional realms of art history, but which are fundamentally engaged with visual-cultural material with a base in cartooning and illustration, including the professional cultures of same.
United States Masters Swimming [USMS] sanctions all sorts of competitions all over the country, which are organized at the local and regional level. The Illinois Masters Swimming Association [ILMSA] is getting all sorts of grief about the shirts which they prescribed for the event. ILMSA sanctioned the event but did not approve the shirt, which has been taken as a political statement of endorsement of Senator Obama’s candidacy for President. The apolitical nature of sport is taken very seriously by some, and I agree, although I tend to think that this was more a cultural statement more than a political one. :
The shirt trades on the famous print image of Obama by Shephard Fairey.

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Plot To Kill Obama

October 28, 2008 at 8:48 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Skinheads held over plot to kill Obama (Reuters)

Today, October 28, 2008, 1 hour agoGo to full article

Daniel Gregory Cowart (L) and Paul Michael Schlesselman, are seen in this booking picture taken by Crockett County Sheriff's Department in Tennessee, on October 22, 2008. (Crockett County Sheriff's Department/Handout/Reuters)Reuters – Two white supremacist skinheads were arrested in Tennessee over plans to go on a killing spree and eventually shoot Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, court documents showed on Monday.

Powell Raises Obama

October 20, 2008 at 5:27 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Democrat Barack Obama won the support of former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday and announced he raised a record $150 million last month, dealing a double blow to rival John McCain‘s presidential campaign.

McCain, despite trailing in opinion polls and fundraising, said he still expects to win the November 4 election and could sense “things are heading our way.”

Powell, who served several Republican presidents including George W. Bush as his first secretary of state, said either candidate would make a good president but he was critical of McCain’s uncertainty on how to deal with the economic crisis.

Powell, who in the past was mentioned as possibly the first black U.S. president, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” he backed Obama “because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he’s reaching out all across America, because of who he is.”

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