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“I’m President and you’re not” …

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… quote from TIME magazine interview March 22, 2017.
http://time.com/4710456/donald-trump-time-interview-truth-falsehood/

… may not be the best mantra for governance, particularly with Left-wing/Right-wing lawmakers fracturing his own party.

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A Thriller Rauschenberg show at WCMA …

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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.

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Rauschenberg created Autobiography with Broadside Art Inc., founded by arts patron Marion Javits and graphic designer Milton Glaser Read more

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Re: ‘Argument’ as ‘Sport’ …

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Ephblog as Weston Field.

See ‘comments’ in Richard Spencer post (below).

Screen Shot 2017-03-23 at 4.14.52 PM… from the Williams Rugby Club website

JCD jostled by all and sundry …

 

 

 

 

 

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Funny, but it sounds more real when sung by Piaf …

… 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

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On St Patrick’s Day, additional historical notes …

… older readers from the days of required Chapel may recall visits to St Pat’s.

 

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http://www.williamstowncatholics.org/parish-history

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A “President” in “Air Quotes” …

… not to be taken “literally”. Other words for “Air Quotes” … “Impeachment”, “25th Amendment”, “What hath God wrought”.

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Stonewall the Wall: March 10 is Boycott Day for Architects.

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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.

 http://archinect.com/news/article/149994713/the-architecture-lobby-calls-on-architects-engineers-to-protest-border-wall-on-march-10-day-of-acti

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).

https://www.citylab.com/design/2017/03/heres-what-global-building-companies-say-about-designing-trumps-wall/518475/

 Architects of famous walls  seem to be unknown … many were military engineers. Here are the ten walls awaiting the arrival of McTrumps Golden Arches:

http://www.wonderslist.com/10-most-famous-walls-in-the-world/

… and a haiku:

A thirty foot wall

stretching 1900 miles .

Keep those in, those out.,

 

 

 

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Trump: Get Smart …

lower the cone of silence

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Steel Yourself for This …

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Keystone pipeline exempt from “Buy American”.

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/34661703/despite-trump-promises-keystone-pipeline-wont-have-to-use-american-steel

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.

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CPAC Conclave: “Seems like old times …”

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Hmmmm … Canadians, eh?

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Struggle to Fill Jobs When Total Loyalty Is a Must ? A Proven Answer!

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:

Donald Trump

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).

 

 

 

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To Arms! To Arms! The News Reporters are coming!

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I’m glad I have my Second Amendment Rights. I see an Armed Ephblog as our first line of defense.

 

(“The media 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’.)

 

 

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“The Media is the Opposition Party” says Republican Strategist …

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I’m glad to see John Oliver back!

 

Remember, there is a ‘Bright’ in ‘Breitbart’ … well, nearly.

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Ann, Abby, and Ephblog: The All-Time Big Three for Personal Advice!

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This is the only known photograph of David Kane …

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An Aid to Understanding Free Speech Discussions …

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Art: @obrienillustration #alternatefacts

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K-thru-12: Public Education and Private Contractors …

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cf: DeVos, Amway

 

Amway logo is a registered trademark.

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Trump as a Daesh … has ‘Der Spiegel’ gone too far?

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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.

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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.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/german-magazine-der-spiegel-divides-with-trump-cover-20170204-gu5ogx.html

I write this as an old manipulator of graphics for branding/image purposes.

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Witch hunt, Indeed! I’ll show you Bowling Green, my pretty ….

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… and your little dog, too!

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Race is so fluid …

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It has only been 10 days since January 20th, 2017 …

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January 30th, 1933. Bismark makes Hitler Chancellor of Germany.

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The Forgotten Man: Recycling Busby Berkeley …

“Gold Diggers of 1933″.  Very much in the style and sensitivity of 45.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Diggers_of_1933

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Clan Marches …

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… 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.

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Transposing Peter Arno …

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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.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/6611

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C-A-R-N-A-G-E …

hmmmmm. Not in my section of the Northwest. How is it where you are?

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ART STRIKE: An interesting list of artists and institutions …

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https://j20artstrike.org/

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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.

https://www.columbiaarts.org/

I look forward to seeing Cindy Sherman’s strike placard!

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January, 1933. Adolph Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.

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A new beginning.

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Only If You Hate Rich Alumni

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Anti-rich prejudice is acceptable at Williams, at least judging by the lack of pushback against yaks like this. What other prejudices are acceptable? Anything remotely racist or sexist is immediately deleted from the Williams Yik Yak thread, which is a good thing.

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Trump Question

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1) Is it true that someone’s social standing at Williams would fall if they “came out” as a Trump supporter? My guess is Yes. I have heard that there was a Trump-related controversy on the Facebook page for the class of 2020. True? Tell us what happened.

2) Assume that it is true. Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing that Trump support leads to a drop in social standing?

3) Assume a student is an excellent candidate for JA. However, she is a very public supporter of Trump, in the same way that many students were very public supporters for Bernie Sanders. Would the JA Selection Committee hold her political views against her? Should they?

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Dance, Monkeys, Dance!

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EphBlog is here to help! Today is the kick off to the Williams Capital Campaign. Elite colleges run capital campaigns — multi-year attempts to raise substantial amounts of money — every decade or so. The typical cycle begins with a new president who spends a few years getting to know the campus, a few years raising money, and then a few years recovering. The last Williams campaign, which started in 2003, targeted $400 million but eventually raised more than $500 million. Some questions:

1) Will this campaign have a catchy slogan or theme? Last time the name was simply the “Williams Campaign,” although there might also have been some “Climb High” branding. I suspect something similarly anodyne this time round. Not that there is anything wrong with that!

2) What will the target amount be? At the low end, I have heard $600 million, which would be 50% more than last time. At the high end, a knowledgeable alum (with no inside info) was certain it would be $1 billion, both because this was an eye-catching target and because it was more than any other liberal arts college, which would be appropriate for an institution of Williams stature. My guess is $1 billion.

3) The Campaign takes place in two stages. The first, going on for the last few years, is the “quiet” phase, during which major gifts are solicited from mega-wealthy donors. At least 1/2, and up to 2/3, of the total money has already been raised. Tonight marks the kick-off of the “public” phase.

4) There is a large fat tail in fundraising, at Williams and elsewhere. Although the College will try to get every alumni (and parent!) to give, the vast majority of the money will be raised by the 500 or so biggest donors, with a disproportionate share coming from the top 5 or 10.

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Isn’t it unusual to engage students so deeply in the capital campaign? I certainly don’t recall this from the distant past, nor from the last go-around a decade ago. Typically (and appropriately) the students have no idea what the College’s fundraising machinery is doing. And that is OK!

The OP here, however, is quite clueless. He is surrounded by educational and facility luxuries of every kind. Does he think stuff comes from heaven? Is he so naive as to believe that, even if he is a full pay student, his tuition dollars cover anywhere near the cost of what he consumes? Perhaps. Fortunately, EphBlog is here to educate him! Elite liberal arts colleges cost big money. Unless you want to double tuition, you need to raise lots of money from rich alumni. So, dance, you ungrateful little monkey! Dance!

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That is some dance stage! Comments:

1) Thanks to Professor Manigault-Bryant and the other campus Ephs who tweet! Always fun to see/read pictures/descriptions of campus events.

2) There has never (?) been anything like this at the start of a Williams campaign. Last time, I think that the kick-off event was a dinner, for major donors and a few selected students/faculty, at Mount Hope. Good idea? I don’t know. At least there shouldn’t be any rain . . .

3) Looks like #WilliamsCampaign is the official hashtag.

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