Breaking: Yosi Sergant fired in NEA payola scandal.
Another win for Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government. Jake Tapper has the details: Embattled former National Endowment for the Arts communications director Yosi Sergant is out of a job. Late this afternoon, the NEA released a short statement saying, “This afternoon Yosi Sergant submitted his resignation from the National Endowment for the Arts. His resignation has been accepted and is effective immediately.” The agency provided no | Read More »
Dear Barack, We Thank You for These Gifts We Are About to Receive.
By now many Americans are probably well aware of the video on youtube showing school children singing the praises of President Obama. If not, well, here it is: The response given by the school stated: Dear Burlington Township Families: Today we became aware of a video that was placed on the internet which has been reported in the media. The video | Read More »
A roundup of the NEA propaganda scandal.
There’s not much to say about the NEA propaganda scandal that hasn’t been said by others, but a link round-up will be hopefully useful for those getting up to speed. We begin here with the Big Government articles themselves. Summary: transcripts and audio reveal that the conference call of August 10th involving the federal agencies NEA, United We Serve, and the Office of Public Engagement; | Read More »
The WH, The NEA, ACORN, ‘Cool’ People, and Serve.Gov Go into a bar…
The crew over at Big Hollywood and Big Goverment continued the fight today. Further exposing the incestuous nature of the modern Progressive Left in America, John Nolte details the soon to be infamous conference call between the White House Office of Public Engagement, the NEA’s Communications Director, Serve.gov Director of Outreach, and a list of hand picked artists/trend setters/just plain “cool” people. In it he | Read More »
Not Invited by the NEA
Since when have artists needed to collude with The Man to decide how to do their work?
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Glenn Beck Shows Us How to Fight…..[Updated]
…..[And Thomas Friedman Shows Liberals How to Whine.] I’m sure that most of you are aware that Glenn Beck broke several major stories during the past week that had significant outcomes. For starters, there is the Van Jones story (Van Jones was Obama’s Green Jobs Czar) that he had been following for weeks (see embeds below). After Beck’s many exposes on Van Jones, Gateway Pundit | Read More »
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, Van Jones
, Yosi Sargent
Chicago Pay-for-Play Comes to Washington
Kerry Picket has done a great job of piecing together a story that looks an awful lot like administration officials using taxpayer money to buy support for its agenda. (Full disclosure: Kerry and I both work for the Washington Times.) Check out the timeline: November 10, 2008: Former NEA chief named to Obama transition team. Bill Ivey, NEA head under Bill Clinton, will handle arts | Read More »
Glenn Beck Drops a Bomb and the NEA Makes a Stink. [Updated]
This week, Glenn Beck has broadcast a series of shows covering the National Endowment for the Arts’ attempt to influence artists to participate in propaganda programs for the Obama Administration (see videos below). To be specific, Beck did several interviews with Patrick Courrielche, a blogger for BigHollywood.com. During the interview, Mr. Courrielche told Beck that the NEA had sent out mass emails to many artists | Read More »
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RED Alert: Obama Using Chavez Plan in US School Speech
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/23/world/main5260159.shtml (link to this article below in first comment) Any rational person would be highly skeptical that it is coincidental that Chavez and Obama just so happened to come up with Marxist indoctrination programs for schools at exactly the same time. This is a real Red Alert! in addition, recall what the FCC Diversity czar Mark Lloyd said about Chavez’s revolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF2C235fD7o And oh yeah, | Read More »
Is the NEA pushing Obama’s agenda?
In a must-read article on Big Hollywood, Patrick Courrielche relates his musing related to conference call on August 10th hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and United We Serve. The call was aimed at “a group of artists, producers, promoters, organizers, influencers, marketers, taste-makers, leaders or just plain cool people to join together and work together | Read More »
Art for politics’ sake.
Via Instapundit, the funniest thing that you’ll read all day. From Patrick Courrielche: I find it hard to believe that the Obama Joker creator is the only serious detractor (assuming that it is a critical commentary) within the art community. And I’m sure the incendiary criticism will keep others from creating similar images. But regardless of political affiliation, the art community must embrace all rational | Read More »
Improving Education-Part 1
Barack Obama, in his attempt to fix the economy, often talks about the “three or four legs of the stool.” In terms of educational reform in this country, all too often the solution is the knee-jerk solution to throw money at the “problem” of improving educational quality. And while there may be some tangential argument in favor of this, there ARE minimal or no-cost solutions | Read More »
Public Educators Now Want Your Toddlers
[this editing has been done pro bono. In the future you will refrain from using all caps in your titles and all bold in your diaries. If not, I'll vaporize them. --streiff] Public Educators Now Want Your Toddlers Having succeeded in virtually wrecking the American public education system, the American Federation of Teachers, AFT, partners with the National Education Association, NEA, now wants to work on America’s toddlers. Although | Read More »