ArtLung Posts tagged with politics
I don’t understand the excess rules about ferrets or the deficit of rules about guns.
(Feb 15, 2018)
We (the government) regulate hairdressers and car exhaust and doctors and lawyers and how you add a new room to your house and we license you to drive a car and regulate boats and regulate your speed on the interstate and how you educate your children and test whether your toys are safe and whether…
tl;dr: it was slavery.
(May 01, 2017)
Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America: March 21, 1861: But not to be tedious in enumerating the numerous changes for the better, allow me to allude to one other — though last, not least. The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institution…
make judgments about what judgments you make
(Dec 08, 2016)
Calling everyone who shoots something a terrorist is an error. Calling every protester a rioter is an error. Calling all news you don’t understand or don’t agree with or has error or is propaganda “fake news” is an error. Calling every politician crooked is an error. Calling every news outlet “mainstream media” is an error….
California, keeper of the future of the USA.
(Nov 15, 2016)
Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election gives me hope. I hope it gives you hope too. Wednesday, November 09, 2016 SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement on the results of the President election:…
Dallas Morning News endorses Senator Clinton.
(Sep 07, 2016)
We recommend Hillary Clinton for president–Dallas Morning News Editorial Cogent, coherent argument from the Dallas Morning News. This election is really quite astounding on many levels. And for those of of you clinging desperately to the idea a third party candidate can win: you fundamentally don’t understand the game. In the Super Bowl you really…
Quote of the Day: coincidence
(Feb 20, 2015)
From the Steve Hulett of TAG (The Animation Guild) Blog: And funny thing. As the percentage of unionized households has cratered, the middle class’s share of national income has gone down with it: Weird, huh? I’m sure it’s just a coincidence. Read it all in Falling Wages, Falling Marriage Rates
“a climate-ravaged corporatist dystopia of inequality that mirrors feudalism”
(Dec 28, 2014)
The phrase “a climate-ravaged corporatist dystopia of inequality that mirrors feudalism” is quite pithy, no? Obviously, if you’re looking for bad news you can find it everywhere. It’s entirely possible we’re headed for a climate-ravaged corporatist dystopia of inequality that mirrors feudalism. But signs of a new moral awakening are also out there—not the least…
WORKING AS DESIGNED
(Dec 18, 2014)
The smartest take on The Interview debacle I’ve read is in “America didn’t cave. Hollywood didn’t cave. Capitalism caved.” by David Atkins. This is the free market everyone says solves everything. Well, it does, but it doesn’t solve things in ways that have anything to do with “freedom of speech.”: “But in truth, neither “America”…
The Blight of Guantanamo
(Dec 15, 2014)
Guantanamo continues to be a blight on the reputation of the US and a corrupter of our professional military. If it does not operate according to the laws and ethical codes of the United States, then what, exactly does it stand for? Nursing group urges military not to punish Guantánamo nurse who refused to force-feed…
There could not be more news, and there could scarcely be fewer bloggers
(Jun 08, 2013)
“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” ((Yogi Berra)) It’s 2013 and I’m 43 years old. I’m old enough to be called middle-aged now. I’m old enough to think I know a thing or two, and be right. Perhaps it’s time to quote some Ronald Reagan, as I did on this very forum 10 years…
Interview about Bradley Manning; New Header
(May 07, 2013)
Pay attention to this: Interview of Alexa O’Brien @carwinb by @theharryshearer on Le Show is riveting on the Bradley Manning Trial. Listen @ kcrw.com/etc/programs/ls — Joe Crawford (@artlung) May 6, 2013 Additionally, I made a new header. First header I’ve made since 2011.
The Economist on Mitt Romney
(Aug 26, 2012)
It’s political season is on, which means there’s a surfeit of political reportage. The majority of this writing is useless drivel. The television discussion even more so. This Economist piece bucks the trend: So, Mitt, what do you really believe?: Too much about the Republican candidate for the presidency is far too mysterious The Economist…
Thomas Paine on Property
(Jul 28, 2012)
via PochoBlog: Personal property is the effect of society; and it is as impossible for an individual to acquire personal property without the aid of society, as it is for him to mike land originally. Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire personal…
C-SPAN, Joys Of
(Feb 12, 2012)
One of the things I miss most about cable television is C-SPAN. The opportunity to be exposed to thinkers, pundits, books is really incredible. Sure, a lot of dross shows up there. I always enjoyed finding an engaging intellect there. Some time ago C-SPAN started to put more archival video up: C-Span Video Library. Here’s…
Lawrence Lessig interviews Jack Abramoff
(Jan 28, 2012)
Lawrence Lessig interviews Jack Abramoff. via John Lilly who notes: “Wow”
Thomas P.M. Barnett’s “New Map” Brief in 2002
(Dec 26, 2011)
Via Thomas PM Barnett Thomas Barnett’s thinking has been inspirational to me for years. It’s, what, idealistic realpolitik? I love the word realpolitik.
Memorial in Arizona
(Jan 14, 2011)
Speech by President Obama.
The Power of Graphic Design: Politics
(Jan 11, 2011)
Sneak Preview of the Cover of The Stranger This Week, Created by Dan Savage and Aaron Huffman The power of graphic design to communicate sometimes rattles me to my core.