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… quote from TIME magazine interview March 22, 2017.
… may not be the best mantra for governance, particularly with Left-wing/Right-wing lawmakers fracturing his own party.
This the first show done as a collaborative project with students in an Art History/Museum class.
(see story below)
Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography brings together 26 original works of art with 56 archival objects primarily on loan from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and centers on the artist’s monumental print, Autobiography, 1968. The exhibition will be on view at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) from March 17 through August 20, 2017.
Rauschenberg created Autobiography with Broadside Art Inc., founded by arts patron Marion Javits and graphic designer Milton Glaser Read more
Ephblog as Weston Field.
See ‘comments’ in Richard Spencer post (below).
… from the Williams Rugby Club website
JCD jostled by all and sundry …
… than Sean and the Drumph.
NB I would have put the following below the fold but couldn’t figure out the app specific. Read more
… older readers from the days of required Chapel may recall visits to St Pat’s.
… not to be taken “literally”. Other words for “Air Quotes” … “Impeachment”, “25th Amendment”, “What hath God wrought”.
As the Department of Homeland Security prepares to officially launch the RFP for Trump’s proposed border wall on March 6, the Architecture Lobby is calling on all architects and engineers across the U.S. to participate in a national day of action to boycott the project on Friday, March 10 — the same day that the first round of submissions in the RFP are due.
The Trump Mexican Border Wall may be the 11th wonder of the world of walls. If it gets built. Several large construction companies capable of building such a wall have not answered the RFP (Bechtel, Boeing, CH2M).
Architects of famous walls seem to be unknown … many were military engineers. Here are the ten walls awaiting the arrival of McTrumps Golden Arches:
… and a haiku:
A thirty foot wall
stretching 1900 miles .
Keep those in, those out.,
… lower the cone of silence …
Keystone pipeline exempt from “Buy American”.
Didn’t THE SPEECH have an applause line set-up for the assurance of “Buy American”?
At least his tie was better …
UPDATE from DDF: Dan Drezner ’90 tells a story about buying American:
Economists are just now beginning to appreciate the power of narrative in explaining how people believe the economy actually works. These narratives are not always the truth, and certainly not always the whole truth. But a compelling narrative can profoundly influence how people think the economy functions. Robert Shiller, the new president of the American Economics Association, pointed this out in his recent presidential address: “President-elect Donald J. Trump is a master of narratives.”
So sit right back and let me tell you a story about one of the hidden costs of Donald Trump’s economic motto: Buy American and Hire American.
Read the whole thing. My main takeaway is that there is a lot of fat to be cut from the US budget!
About the above addition to my post by Dave:
Constant Readers of Ephblog know that my posts are rarely done for intellectual discussion and/or an in-depth look at a stance or belief. They are done simply as head turners, as head-turners about the particular issue.
This is the case on “Steel Yourself”. I am pointing out the chicanery of the speech itself with its set-up applause lines.
I must add that while I have no problem with Dave’s reference to Drezner’s article, I have trouble from an editing point-of-view with adding an extension to a post obviously done for brevity. His addition is what “comments” are for.
Hmmmm … Canadians, eh?
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — During President Trump’s transition to power, his team reached out to Elliott Abrams for help building a new administration. Mr. Abrams, a seasoned Republican foreign policy official, sent lists of possible candidates for national security jobs.
One by one, the answer from the Trump team came back no. The reason was consistent: This one had said disparaging things about Mr. Trump during the campaign; that one had signed a letter opposing him. Finally, the White House asked Mr. Abrams himself to meet with the president about becoming deputy secretary of state, only to have the same thing happen — vetoed because of past criticism.
… The New York Times, February 18, 2017
A proven answer:
Oath of loyalty for Public Officials:
“I swear: I shall be loyal and obedient to Adolf Hitler, the Führer of the German Reich and people, respect the laws, and fulfill my official duties conscientiously, so help me God.” (as of August 20. 1934).
I’m glad I have my Second Amendment Rights. I see an Armed Ephblog as our first line of defense.
is are not my enemy, it is they are the enemy of the American People”. Team names and other collective nouns may be used as singular or plural (esp UK) … ‘media’ is the neuter plural of ‘medium’.)
I’m glad to see John Oliver back!
Remember, there is a ‘Bright’ in ‘Breitbart’ … well, nearly.
This is the only known photograph of David Kane …
Art: @obrienillustration #alternatefacts
… however, the Worlds Foremost Authority may have written for Ephblog under the nom de plume John C. Drew PhD.
A Multi-Level Opportunity!
cf: DeVos, Amway
Amway logo is a registered trademark.
Ephblogers seem to be readers of various media … ‘junkies’ may not be an over-statement.
The article below from the Sydney Morning Herald is a nice summary of this publishing occasion. The New Yorker this week uses the iconic image in a similar statement but accomplishes its’ message in a more quiet, thoughtful, and melancholy manner, similar to the black-on-black 9/11 and the Purple Rain covers.
1. Your thoughts on the use of revered graphic icons for political observations.
2. Your thoughts/rants on the covers themselves and the message they deliver.
I write this as an old manipulator of graphics for branding/image purposes.
… and your little dog, too!
Not the first time …
January 30th, 1933. Bismark makes Hitler Chancellor of Germany.
“Gold Diggers of 1933″. Very much in the style and sensitivity of 45.
… well, the Swart clan anyway. Family members marched in Seattle, Oakland, Boston, and DC.
Here is a family reporter from DC:
It was a great and important day today in Washington DC and the Women`s March. We wanted to take Metro but when we got to our station, the queue was about a 1/2 mile long coming out of the station (Uber was about $70!). We wound up driving (easy) and parked in a parking garage. Lots of incredibly clever signs so look closely at the pictures in the link, many are funny, scary, poignant, and everything between. The crowd was huge (a few hundred thousand at least I would guess) and things got extremely tight at times in the throngs but everyone was so nice and loving. No signs of anger (except at Trump) and just a good time peacefully demonstrating and exercising our First Amendment rights – very patriotic and very American! Hope all other demonstrating marchers today around the globe had an an equally positive experience standing up for important issues they believe in.
This cartoon from the September 19, 1936 issue of The New Yorker expresses sentiment felt by many at that time.
This cartoon in the property of Conde-Nast. It is doubly interesting that it appear in Ephblog since Raoul Fleischmann, Williams 1906, financed The New Yorker and ran it for many years with the legendary Harold Ross as the editor.
The Translux was a movie theater showing only newsreels … theTV/Phone/Screen of Choice of the day.
hmmmmm. Not in my section of the Northwest. How is it where you are?
Our own local art center is closed today. Not because of threats to the NEA and PBS, but the weather. Hood River, although a rural county in Oregon, voted 60% for Hillary.
I look forward to seeing Cindy Sherman’s strike placard!
A new beginning.
This image from 1966 was titled “Pink Cow”. But close enough!
It is the image on the endpapers of the just-published Andy Warhol Prints, the book accompanying the spectacular show at the Portland Art Museum which closes today.
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