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Angela Davis: Prisons perpetuate oppression of minorities (Open with extreme caution!)
The Union Leader ^ | January 30, 2009 | CLYNTON NAMUO

Posted on 01/30/2009 3:53:06 AM PST by Past Your Eyes

DURHAM – After the inauguration of the first black president, America is now on the precipice of changes that were never before possible, 1960s radical turned academic Angela Davis told a crowd of hundreds at the University of New Hampshire last night.

The vestiges of slavery, colonization and exploitation remain rife throughout America, as is evidenced by the over-representation of minorities in prison, Davis said. The prison population, now estimated to be one in 100 adult Americans, only contributes to the oppression of minorities, she said.

It is a pattern seen across the country, even in New Hampshire, Davis said.

In the Granite State, white men are arrested at a rate of 289 per 100,000, but for black men it is more than 2,000 per 100,000, Davis said.

(Excerpt) Read more at theunionleader.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: angeladavis; blackactivist; blackmales; blackpanther; blackpanthers; blackpresident; communistparty; criminalleft; criminals; davis; inmates; madcow; prison; prisoners; racism; radicalleft
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My Alma Mater. How sad. I haven't sent them any money for 10 years or more. They don't even ask any more. I hope some of you will open the link and add your comments.
1 posted on 01/30/2009 3:53:07 AM PST by Past Your Eyes
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To: Past Your Eyes
New Hampshire sure went to the dogs in a hurry.

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Legitimization of Bill Ayers & Co. has brought them out of the woodwork.

Look at it this way -- we get to take them on again -- to redo with finality that which was left undone when these maggots first showed up on the scene 40 years ago.

2 posted on 01/30/2009 3:55:34 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (this is disney world and obama is mickey mouse.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Well of course Angela, like Bill Ayers, wouldn’t be for prisons.

Thanks for posting this Past Your Eyes.

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stepping back in time for this glossy bio...

http://safetyandjustice.org/info/nation/story/643


3 posted on 01/30/2009 3:57:45 AM PST by Cindy
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To: the invisib1e hand

Exactly - Davis and Ayers are ideological kin.


4 posted on 01/30/2009 3:58:00 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
I'm beginning to feel a new sense of exhilaration -- now, finally, conservatives get to be radical. Not only do we get to be radical, we have to be radical.

This is gonna be big fun.

5 posted on 01/30/2009 3:59:25 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (this is disney world and obama is mickey mouse.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Angela, you ignorant slut.


6 posted on 01/30/2009 3:59:29 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Past Your Eyes
You have to put this kind of thing in context. All she's doing is pimping up her resume to get a job in 0bama's Justice Department.

Note: NO /sarc tag.

7 posted on 01/30/2009 3:59:30 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Angela is absolutely right. There are thousands and thousands of Chinese, Indians and Sephardic Jews under the control of the Penal System in this country, all of them railroaded by a criminally unfair system designed to keep minorities down.


8 posted on 01/30/2009 3:59:35 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Fairness Doctrine isn't about "Fairness" - it's about Doctrine.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Portrait of Angela Davis by Obama artist Shepard Fairey:


Angela Davis

Source: The Jonathan Levine Gallery (link given above)

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From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: ANGELA DAVIS

* Communist professor at the University of California’s Santa Cruz campus
* Recipient of the Lenin “Peace Prize” from the police state of East Germany in 1979
* Provided an arsenal of weapons to Black Panthers who used them to kill a Marin Country judge in a failed attempt to free Davis' imprisoned lover, Black Panther murderer George Jackson
* Icon of the campus Left and frequent guest speaker at anti-war rallies
* Leader of a movement to free all criminals who are minorities claiming that they are political prisoners of the racist United States
* “The only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class.”

Angela Yvonne Davis is a tenured professor in the “History of Consciousness” program at the University of California - Santa Cruz. A former member of the Black Panther Party, she is currently a “University Professor,” one of only seven in the entire California University system, which entitles her to a six-figure salary and a research assistant. This income is supplemented by speaking fees ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 per appearance on college campuses, where she is an icon of radical faculty, administrators, and students. Davis has also taught at UCLA and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1303

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From Barack Obama's official website:

“I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and I’m delighted if I can encourage them to see the merits of Barack Obama.

-Shepard Fairey
http://store.barackobama.com/Artists_for_Obama_s/1018.htm

See? It's all about "peace, love, togetherness" and "change".

Here are some of Fairey's other masterpieces. No joke. Most of his works are along these same lines (anti-American, pro-communist propaganda). Check the link.




Source: The Jonathan Levine Gallery:
http://jonathanlevinegallery.com/?method=Artist.ArtistDetail&ArtistID=F65EBB86-3048-28EB-92D55AA4FC996E31&GalleryID=82C33C59-3048-28EB-92DB386C8C733405

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From Shepard Fairey's official website (ObeyGiant.com):

Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card. All kidding aside, I’m honored to be acknowledged by someone so important to the future of our country. Also, the Obama campaign asked me to do a poster illustration for sale on their site. It should be out next week on barackobama.com.-Shepard
http://obeygiant.com/post/check-it-out
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Here is the 'thank you' letter Barack Obama sent to Shepard Fairey:
"Dear Shepard, I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign. I am privileged to be a part of your artwork and proud to have your support. I wish you continued success and creativity.

Sincerely, Barack Obama.'"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/16/AR2008051601017.html

Source for letter image: Fairey's own website (ObeyGiant.com):
http://obeygiant.com/post/check-it-out

If the image of the letter should 'vanish' from Fairey's website, try this link:
http://www.notcot.com/images/obama_letter-to-shepard-fairey.jpg

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"Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card"
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

VIDEO: Obama icon artist, Shepard Fairey, discusses his numerous arrests (13!) in this May 2008 alternative media interview
(2:32 minutes)
:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozeTXRa7_zo&feature=related

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Here are some other works by Obama's icon artist, Shepard Fairey. They're of Lenin, Mao, Stalin and a North Korean soldier. I tried posting the images directly, but for some reason they vanish.

Title: "Communists Print Set":
http://www.thegiant.org/wiki/index.php/Communists_Print_Set

And here is what appears to be an index of his entire collection. I suggest clicking on his images of Lenin, Mao, Stalin, Bobby Seale (Black Panther leader) and then, finally, Bush. The list is organized in alphabetical order. And remember as you are viewing these pics, his tight, working relationship with Barack H. Obama, the next president of the United States. It is beyond belief (but absolutely true).
http://www.thegiant.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Prints

9 posted on 01/30/2009 3:59:56 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Does this mean we can blow up $hit now and get away with it ?


10 posted on 01/30/2009 4:00:17 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Commies are whack in the head.


11 posted on 01/30/2009 4:00:27 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaNation: Tax cheat sworn in as Treasury Secretary --- you can't make this stuff up !!!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Of course Angela would never suggest that black men take responsibility for their own lives and the lives of the babies they make. So much easier to keep blaming “da man”. Isn't it funny how these washed-up militant losers find a home in the halls of “higher learning”?
12 posted on 01/30/2009 4:01:30 AM PST by nobama08
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I think the founders are our example.


13 posted on 01/30/2009 4:02:11 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (radically conservative.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

IMHO most of these people are narcissistic attention seekers. The causes that they espouse have more to do with getting attention than with their beliefs.


14 posted on 01/30/2009 4:02:49 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Past Your Eyes

Angela’s rabid anti-American screed is just as tiresome as it was 40 years ago. Terrific ‘fro, tho.


15 posted on 01/30/2009 4:03:20 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Thrownatbirth

The years have been tender on her, haven’t they?


16 posted on 01/30/2009 4:04:56 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

fieldmarshaldj,
You are far too kind concerning this pile of excrement.


17 posted on 01/30/2009 4:06:13 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Speaking at a university about those in prison who in all probability dropped out of school? What % of those incarcerated have more than a 10th grade education? Is it racial oppression or just their own stupidity in general that caused them to be there? (Rhet.)


18 posted on 01/30/2009 4:08:05 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Liberals fear the return of The Cleaver Family.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Free Angela Davis! She is stuck in a cosmic black hole which resembles nothing like reality. But, then, she chose to do this to herself.


19 posted on 01/30/2009 4:10:55 AM PST by Alia
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To: the invisib1e hand

Interesting and COOL, too.


20 posted on 01/30/2009 4:11:41 AM PST by babyfreep ("This is about spending money we don't have for things we don't need," - Coburn, R-OK)
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To: ETL

Some of those were new to me. Thanks for the links.


21 posted on 01/30/2009 4:15:38 AM PST by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Does anyone think that maybe this is the cause, not race discrimination -- At year-end 2007 there were 3,138 black male sentenced prisoners per 100,000 black males in the United States, compared to 1,259 Hispanic male sentenced prisoners per 100,000 Hispanic males and 481 white male sentenced prisoners per 100,000 white males.

Yes our prison problem, seems to be race based, don't you see it.

In the old days, the Democrats just lynched minorities to keep them on the farm, so I guess you could say that in 2005 when the Senate finally apologized for lynching people without due cause, that it's progress, now that we only throw the crooks in jail for the crimes they commit.

Progress comes in small steps.

It's also possible that the warped liberal mind, is trying to play to ignorant people, twisting the facts and distorting the truth. hmmm could be.

22 posted on 01/30/2009 4:17:11 AM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

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Source for the last two images:
http://www.duckywaddles.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=724

23 posted on 01/30/2009 4:18:52 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Joe Boucher
The funny thing is, this bitch isn't even as left-wing as our friends in the media are.
24 posted on 01/30/2009 4:20:07 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Past Your Eyes

If you can’t do the time don’t do the crime.


25 posted on 01/30/2009 4:20:44 AM PST by linn37 (cue the circus music the democrats are back in charge)
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/angeladavis/index


26 posted on 01/30/2009 4:20:49 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All
Interesting reading:

EAGLE FORUM - The Phyllis Schlafly Report: "'SOCIAL JUSTICE': CODE WORD FOR ANTI-AMERICANISM" (January 2009)

EAGLE FORUM.org - Topic: "Social Justice"

27 posted on 01/30/2009 4:22:29 AM PST by Cindy
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To: BurbankKarl; Myrddin; Godzilla; backhoe; piasa

ping


28 posted on 01/30/2009 4:23:32 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Past Your Eyes

According to D of J reports blacks commit about 85 percent of the violent crimes in America. Most are commited on their own race.


29 posted on 01/30/2009 4:24:21 AM PST by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use violent force to defend liberty deserve the tyrants that rule them. SP-200)
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To: All

stepping back in time...

http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/03/thirtyfive_years_ago_today.html

March 06, 2005
“Thirty-five years ago today”
By Lona Manning

SNIPPET: “Just like radical Islamists today, sixties radicals passed judgment on America. Whether it was Angela Davis explaining, ‘We have to learn how to rejoice when pigs’ blood is spilled,’ or Tom Hayden confessing that he was ‘fascinated by the simplicity and power of the Molotov cocktail,’ the radical elite believed that violence was justified in the service of the revolution.

Davis and Hayden survived the radical sixties, but some of their brothers in arms did not.”


30 posted on 01/30/2009 4:27:17 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Past Your Eyes

Man, I am behind the times. Angela Davis is walking around free in America? I thought she had political asylum in Cuba or some such.


31 posted on 01/30/2009 4:28:15 AM PST by Ronin
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To: ETL

I’ve seen some of those “Characters welcome” ads on USA Network and they now have an ad featuring Fairey and his Hope poster of Obama. I even see where he will be a guest speaker at some digital design seminar.


32 posted on 01/30/2009 4:29:47 AM PST by rabidralph (Obama is the McNabb of politics.)
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To: All

http://www.danielfaulkner.com

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stepping back in time...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/995208/posts

“Death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal made honorary citizen of Paris [FRANCE ALERT]”
Yahoo Singapore ^ | October 5, 2003 | nwrep
Posted on October 4, 2003 2:58:15 PM PDT by nwrep

Sunday October 5, 1:49 AM

SNIPPET: “Black activist Angela Davis, a former member of the Black Panthers and the Communist Party, hailed the “profound sense of humanity” of Abu-Jamal, attacking American “unilateralism” and racist attacks against immigrants.

The movement to free Abu-Jamal “takes on a new sense in face of American unilateralism, the aggression against the Iraqi people and the racist attacks against immigrants which can only further gnaw away at the vestiges of democracy in the United States,” Davis, a professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz, said.”


33 posted on 01/30/2009 4:31:01 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Past Your Eyes

Prisons are oppressive?

Who would have ever thought that?

I’m sure the non-minorities are just having the time of their lives in their while the minorities do all the work and have no fun.


34 posted on 01/30/2009 4:37:10 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The people who cheered when OJ was acquitted are the same ones cheering now.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

NOt sure she is left of obamma lamma ding dong either.


35 posted on 01/30/2009 4:42:31 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: ETL
Thanks for those links. I came across one other you might want to include. At THIS link you can find a discussion and examples where the artist Fairey is accused (and seemingly demonstrated) to have purloined much of his art work from other sources. Fairey is accused of being a plagiarist. Isn't it ironic that candidate who only speaks the words another writes is supported by an artist who sells work that others have created?
36 posted on 01/30/2009 4:44:10 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Past Your Eyes
Angela: call the White House today.

The Obomba administration has a job for you!

37 posted on 01/30/2009 4:53:42 AM PST by IbJensen (The USA has been failing since Wilson, Take this country back now before it's too late.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Angela and other people who are oppposed to having blacks in prison forget one important thing.

Most of them are there because they committed crimes against other blacks. Turn them loose and where do they go.? Back to commit more crimes against other blacks, back to the community. Is that what Angela wants?

*********Angela Yvonne Davis is a tenured professor in the “History of Consciousness” program at the University of California - Santa Cruz. A former member of the Black Panther Party, she is currently a “University Professor,” one of only seven in the entire California University system, which entitles her to a six-figure salary and a research assistant. ***********

History of Consciousness, Good Googamooga, and people wonder why it costs so much to send a kid to college, where they have criminals like Angela Davis, Bill Ayers, and Dr, Katonga the Kwanzaa guy teaching our youth.


38 posted on 01/30/2009 4:57:50 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Past Your Eyes

That is how a lifelong communist thinks.


39 posted on 01/30/2009 4:59:49 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Blacks inundate prisons because they commit most of the crimes despite being 12.8% of the population. Black neighborhoods are the subject of more police surveillance because that is where most criminals and potential criminals reside.
Angela Davis knows this but is a racist who loathes whites and her idea of justice is that black criminals go free even those committing the most heinous crimes, especially crimes perpetrated on 'whitey'.
40 posted on 01/30/2009 5:07:12 AM PST by jla (Sarah! sarahpac.com)
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To: Thrownatbirth
Terrific ‘fro, tho.

Wasn't there a character named 'Fro-tho, in a recent fantasy movie?

41 posted on 01/30/2009 5:28:59 AM PST by DocH (Keep your powder dry and keep it in the black, fellow freedom-loving Patriots)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Davis said prisons in America help to perpetuate a cycle that keeps minorities down and contributes to a lack of education for them.

Sorry Angie, they keep themselves down. Like when a black kid is harrassed for acting white or being a sellout when they try to work hard to educate themselves. FU
42 posted on 01/30/2009 5:29:51 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. ---- Will Rogers)
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To: Past Your Eyes
You go Angela girl-friend.

You get all UP in da mans face, yo.

Though, if you're successful, whitey gonna miss the show "COPS".

43 posted on 01/30/2009 5:32:39 AM PST by DocH (Keep your powder dry and keep it in the black, fellow freedom-loving Patriots)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I’m proud to say my Dad turned her back at the Canadian border(being an immigration officer)back in the late 60’s.
Apparently the exchange with her and people in the car caused my dad to apply for a gun permit from the immigration service - he felt that threatened.

And now we have a socialist president with bomber buddies like Ayers building more rat nests amongst our kids.

My Dad died peacefully in ‘97. My Mom is physically healthy at age 88 but has no shortterm memory.
I’m glad they don’t have to deal with our current
communist governmental takeover. I’m sad my son will have to.
Just my thoughts....


44 posted on 01/30/2009 5:42:34 AM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
At THIS link you can find a discussion and examples where the artist Fairey is accused (and seemingly demonstrated) to have purloined much of his art work from other sources. Fairey is accused of being a plagiarist.

Thanks, but I'm not really interested in whether he 'stole' his designs from someone else. What matters is the guy is a communist propagandist AND that, now, "President Obama" welcomed him with open arms and praised his work!

45 posted on 01/30/2009 5:46:05 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: anniegetyourgun

I did not read the article, but what does Ms. Davis propose to do with people who break the law? let them move into her house? My solution to that problem would be to not break the law so you don’t have to be “oppressed”.


46 posted on 01/30/2009 5:47:54 AM PST by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Sexy Conservative!!! I am no LEMMING!)
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To: stockpirate

Thats true, but I guess we need to start incarcerating more whites, guilty or not, to achieve equality? Yeah, we need affirmative action jails, ...I think I am becoming racist.


47 posted on 01/30/2009 6:01:39 AM PST by Quickgun
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To: Jubal Madison
Some of those were new to me. Thanks for the links.

You're welcome. Check out Shepard Fairey's profile on Wikipedia:

Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a contemporary artist, graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene[1] and became known initially for his "André the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign. His work became more widely known in the 2008 United States Presidential Election, specifically his Barack Obama "HOPE" poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists.[2] He usually omits his first name. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.[3]

(snip)

Fairey created a series of posters supporting Barack Obama's candidacy for President in 2008, including the iconic "HOPE" portrait.[19][20][21] He also created an exclusive design for Rock the Vote. On November 5, 2008, the city of Chicago posted street banners throughout the downtown Loop business district featuring Fairey's Obama "HOPE" portrait. The banners say "Congratulations Chicago's Own Barack Obama, President-Elect of the United States of America".[22] Fairey created two additional images, "Change" and "Vote", for use by the official Obama Campaign, since his original image could not be seen to have any official affiliation with the presidential campaign since it had been "perpetuated illegally"[23] and independently by the graffiti/street artist.

Contrary to the above citation, Fairey has noted in several interviews that he had originally created the iconic poster with "PROGRESS" wording instead of "HOPE", but after a couple weeks of distribution, the Obama campaign contacted Fairey and asked that he change it to "HOPE" since that was more in line with the campaign's message, resulting in the campaign-approved "HOPE" poster.[24] Fairey distributed a staggering 300,000 stickers and 500,000 posters during the election campaign, funding his grassroots electioneering through poster and fine art sales."I just put all that money back into making more stuff, so I didn't keep any of the Obama money," said Fairey in a December 2008 interview.[25] Fairey received a formal letter of thanks from Barack Obama for his contribution to his 2008 presidential campaign. The letter stated:

"I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can change the status-quo."

"Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign. I am privileged to be a part of your artwork and proud to have your support."-- Barack Obama, February 22, 2008

Fairey created the portrait of Barack Obama that TIME Magazine used as the cover art for its 2008 Person of the Year issue.[26] His influence, particularly with Obama's presidential campaign, contributed to him being named a Person of the Year 2008 by GQ Magazine.[7]

In January 2009, the 'HOPE' image was acquired by the US National Portrait Gallery, and became part of the permanent collection.[27] It was unveiled and put on display at the Gallery on January 17, 2009.[28]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepard_Fairey

48 posted on 01/30/2009 6:05:06 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Blacks won’t be happy until America looks like Somali.


49 posted on 01/30/2009 6:18:16 AM PST by blam
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To: the invisib1e hand

It’s really liberating.


50 posted on 01/30/2009 6:50:01 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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