November 16, 2008 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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It’s time to stop blaming capitalism for the sins of government intervention, and give true laissez-faire a chance. Now that would be a change we could we believe in.”

And the issue is wider than the financial crisis. Millions of Americans don’t have health insurance?

The solution: rein in corporations with Sarbanes-Oxley.

But while capitalism may be a convenient scapegoat, it did not cause any of these problems. Indeed, whatever one wishes to call the unruly mixture of freedom and government controls that made up our economic and political system during the last three decades, one cannot call it capitalism.

In the lead up to the “Reagan Revolution,” the explosive growth of government during the ’60s and ’70s had left the American economy in disarray. A crushing tax burden, runaway inflation, brutal unemployment, and economic

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The Republicans Vent Their Spleen – And How!

November 16, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Abuse , vitriol, and character assassination cannot take the party anywhere forward.
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This vote was an unprecedented act of national political suicide and a vengeful self-inflicted wound that has cut to the very core of our democratic constitutional republic. In the meantime, this one-teleprompter-speech-wonder can make all the customary and reassuring declarations he wants but as this national tragedy unfolds the people will not discover who has been elected until after he enters the Oval Office.
To paraphrase Melanie Phillips of the British journal, The Spectator: a Marxist radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshiped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists, subversives, and a convicted Chicago fraud artist and influence peddler, is now the President Elect of the United States.
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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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