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President Obama Establishes New White House Cultural Post
Broadway World ^ | March 14, 2009 | BWW News Desk

Posted on 03/14/2009 6:57:32 PM PDT by keepitreal

President Barack Obama has established a new staff position in his White House with the task of overseeing arts and culture, Kareem Dale. Dale, a partially-blind lawyer previously served as national disability director for Obama's campaign and served on the arts policy committee for Obama in Illinois.

No details have been provided about the specific job duties as of yet, but it's been described as "a big step forward in terms of connecting cultural and goverment with mainstream administration policy."

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; arts; bho44; bhocabinet; blackmuslims; culturewars; first100days; husseinobama; kareemdale; politics; propaganda; thearts
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Why do we need government policy on the arts?
1 posted on 03/14/2009 6:57:32 PM PDT by keepitreal
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To: keepitreal

Wow, what a surprise. Another black guy with a muslim name!


2 posted on 03/14/2009 6:59:33 PM PDT by Marshall 4x12 (NZ is seeming like a really good option these days.....)
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To: keepitreal

More money for BS projects.


3 posted on 03/14/2009 6:59:41 PM PDT by linn37 (a mortgage in every pot)
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To: linn37

Government funded hip hop


4 posted on 03/14/2009 7:00:17 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: keepitreal

And why does the guy need to be an attorney?


5 posted on 03/14/2009 7:00:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: keepitreal

We are so screwed


6 posted on 03/14/2009 7:01:08 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: keepitreal

Can’t have any more of those pictures of Mohammed floating around, now can we?

Guessing he will police the arts to keep them ‘socially acceptable’. or something like that.

Unbelievable.


7 posted on 03/14/2009 7:01:08 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: keepitreal

Dale, a partially-blind lawyer previously served as national disability director for Obama’s campaign and served on the arts policy committee for Obama in Illinois.

ok...partially blind guy for the arts. Obama is a genius!


8 posted on 03/14/2009 7:01:30 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: keepitreal

LOL just what we need.


9 posted on 03/14/2009 7:01:58 PM PDT by linn37 (a mortgage in every pot)
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To: cripplecreek

And almost blind - guess he won’t know much about how to establish policy for the visual arts. Guess he can just say “if it offends 90 percent of Americans, it’s great art.”


10 posted on 03/14/2009 7:01:58 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: keepitreal

AKA Minister of Propaganda.


11 posted on 03/14/2009 7:02:10 PM PDT by TCats
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To: keepitreal

We don’t.


12 posted on 03/14/2009 7:03:39 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: keepitreal
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Kareem Dale
13 posted on 03/14/2009 7:03:55 PM PDT by Old Seadog (Always do a little more than is expected, and someday .....it will be expected.)
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To: keepitreal

$$$$$$$$$

Another office.

$$$$$$$$$

Another office.

$$$$$$$$$

More red tape.

$$$$$$$$$

More red tape.

$$$$$$$$$

Are we going to get a ‘Czar for Toilet Anal Retentiveness’?


14 posted on 03/14/2009 7:05:01 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: keepitreal

“Dale, a partially-blind lawyer ...”

Well, he’s at least as qualified for the post as the other cabinet members are for theirs! /s


15 posted on 03/14/2009 7:05:02 PM PDT by GWMcClintock ("When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Ps. 11:3)
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To: keepitreal
Kareem Dale, a partially-blind lawyer

In other words, somebody who can appreciate modern art.

16 posted on 03/14/2009 7:06:10 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: ari-freedom

Maybe we will be so lucky as to get state opera houses where The Marriage of Figaro is performed by an all nude cast wearing Nixon masks, just like what the German Minister of Culture pays for.


17 posted on 03/14/2009 7:06:10 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: keepitreal

The symbolism is perfect, but due to political correctness cannot be pointed out by anyone in public!


18 posted on 03/14/2009 7:07:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Marshall 4x12

Don’t worry. This does not concern those clinging to God and guns. This is for the new intillegencia. You know, the more privileged members of the ruling class.


19 posted on 03/14/2009 7:08:24 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (3)
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To: Old Seadog

Kareem Magoo?


20 posted on 03/14/2009 7:08:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: keepitreal
partially-blind

Maybe Kareem helped Obambi pick out DVDs for the British Prime Minister? One partially blind guy to another?

21 posted on 03/14/2009 7:09:15 PM PDT by BAW (I wish I was a dog and Obama was a tree. I would stand real close to him and raise my leg to pee.)
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To: BAW

Oh, this is such crap. During the Grammy’s (yeah, I’m a music fan) the head guy stood up and gave a speech about how we need an arts czar. Governmentalize the arts. THAT always works well. Ask Solzhentisyn.

Oh, I am so mad.

And remember the Tribble episode of Star Trek? How can Obama just keep CREATING more government unchecked?


22 posted on 03/14/2009 7:12:28 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: Dr.Deth

That’s pretty discriminatory of you...... maybe the “art” is done in Braille.... /s


23 posted on 03/14/2009 7:12:56 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: keepitreal

I Give Cultural Learnings of America for Make Glorious Benefit of Liberal and Performing Arts.

24 posted on 03/14/2009 7:12:58 PM PDT by Zakeet (Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal.)
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To: keepitreal

What the eff happened to the balance of powers? Me thinks our Founding Daddies seriously screwed up!


25 posted on 03/14/2009 7:15:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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“Kareem”? A Minister of Culture, just like the Euros have. The assumption: without government “oversight”,there is no culture. This gets more frightening and more un-American with each passing day.

And what makes me suspect that "Kareem" will have little time for America's bedrock culture, the English speaking political ethos and western Christian values that made America a light unto the peoples of he world?

26 posted on 03/14/2009 7:15:57 PM PDT by Godwin1 (Godwin)
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To: keepitreal

No details have been provided about the specific job duties as of yet, but it’s been described as “a big step forward in terms of connecting cultural and goverment with mainstream administration policy.”

Huh? Like I have always wanted this connection. /s

The inmates are running the asylum!


27 posted on 03/14/2009 7:16:48 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: ari-freedom
a partially-blind lawyer

OK, this crack me up. Is this guy a graffiti artist?

To appreciate art, one has to SEE it fully! With his half vision, it will lead to a lot of misinterpretation.

What are this guy's Art credentials? What art school did he study at or graduate from? any degrees?

Is this guy going to dictate to us what we can and cannot paint? What we can listen to?

How's his hearing?

28 posted on 03/14/2009 7:18:14 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: keepitreal

The way to subvert this from our point of view, and I’m quite serious, is to demand that he leans on Hollywood for promoting violence and pornography (which covers pretty much 100% of all productions.)


29 posted on 03/14/2009 7:19:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: keepitreal

Obama will now have his own Leni Riefenstahl, and we’ll all pay for his conceit.


30 posted on 03/14/2009 7:21:38 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: behzinlea
Wow, I can't wait for Triumph of the Will (and Hope and Change) filmed by a blind man!
31 posted on 03/14/2009 7:23:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: behzinlea

“a big step forward in terms of connecting cultural and goverment with mainstream administration policy.”

The triumph of the will.i.ams.


32 posted on 03/14/2009 7:24:04 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: Old Seadog

Kareem.

LMAO. How about Kripsy Kareem.

Now, fixed.


33 posted on 03/14/2009 7:26:57 PM PDT by Hilltop (Control the high ground. Control the battlefield.)
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To: keepitreal

Hey, this lame puke is going to raise gang grafitti, feces painting, pornographic performance art, and grillz crafting to the status of high art, worthy of government grants and other taxpayer means of funding. What the f—k, he doesn’t have to see it anyway!


34 posted on 03/14/2009 7:27:33 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: Old Seadog

Kareem Potatohead


35 posted on 03/14/2009 7:29:57 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: keepitreal

Maybe he can give Michelle some fashion tips.


36 posted on 03/14/2009 7:30:21 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: keepitreal
But does he know how to speak ebonics and
hold a chrome pistol sideways?


37 posted on 03/14/2009 7:31:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: keepitreal
"Why do we need government policy on the arts?"

Unfortunately the US Constitution requires the federal government to fund the arts. What "art" is can be argued.

Article I
Section 8 - Powers of Congress

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by 
securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the 
exclusive Right to their respective Writings and 
Discoveries;

38 posted on 03/14/2009 7:32:34 PM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

Oooops! I should not have said “fund” the arts.


39 posted on 03/14/2009 7:33:23 PM PDT by avacado
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To: keepitreal

Doesn’t he have any kind of constraint? He’s running amok here with all these new positions. For one thing, where is the money coming from? (Never mind, I know the answer to that!) And, is there no limit to the number of people he can put on the government payroll? Surely he doesn’t have the authority to do all this. He’s acting more and more like a dictator all the time.


40 posted on 03/14/2009 7:34:07 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: Revolting cat!

Just taking a page from the Soviet Union under Stalin:

The Stalin era of USSR history was characterised by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in all fields of arts including music. The ideological doctrine of ‘Socialist Realism’ was promulgated in 1934. It was explained as a ‘truthful and historically concrete depiction of reality in its revolutionary development’. In musical terms, this demanded the composing of patriotic, elevating scores, preferably with a topical or folkloric content, that were supportive of the Communist ideology and the regime, as well as simple and accessible to the ‘masses’. All experimentation or deviation from these ideals was branded as ‘formalism’, and condemned together with the ‘decadent music of the rotten West’.

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


41 posted on 03/14/2009 7:34:25 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: keepitreal
"Barack Obama has established a new staff position in his White House with the task of overseeing arts and culture, Kareem Dale."

Barack keeps establishing all these new positions so WE the tax payers have to provide his buddies with an income.


42 posted on 03/14/2009 7:39:33 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: avacado

Not funding, just ensuring copyright and patent protection, I believe.


43 posted on 03/14/2009 7:40:47 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: keepitreal
“Why do we need government policy on the arts?”

More Crucifixes in Urine I would imagine from these perverts.

44 posted on 03/14/2009 7:41:08 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: keepitreal

Actual post is "Secretary of Muslim Brotha Comrades"


45 posted on 03/14/2009 7:41:10 PM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: keepitreal

because leni reifensthal needs a job, and it’s been 70 years since she glorified a facist.


46 posted on 03/14/2009 7:44:11 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: ElayneJ

Yeah, I corrected myself in the very next post. I am gonna get hammered in here for mistating that. Yipes! ;-)


47 posted on 03/14/2009 7:44:44 PM PDT by avacado
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To: keepitreal

Oh that govt pork—create more non-needed jobs. And the hits just keep on comin’.


48 posted on 03/14/2009 7:49:49 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: keepitreal

“.....but it’s been described as “a big step forward....”

Of course it is... Everything Obama does is bigger and better than anything that’s happened since the beginning of time.

Will this appointment also be a Czar??


49 posted on 03/14/2009 7:51:44 PM PDT by Gator113 (For America to Survive, Obama Must Fail.....)
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To: Spunky

Kareem Dale is founder and chief executive officer of The Dale Law Group (DLG) in Chicago and served as the Obama campaign’s Disability Vote Director. Dale, partially blind, tried to broaden the campaign’s reach and involve even more voices in the Obama campaign.

Prior to his appointment as Disability Vote Director, Dale also served as a volunteer on the Disability Policy and the Arts Policy Committees for the Obama For America campaign.

Dale is a native Chicagoan and received his bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He graduated Cum Laude with a law degree and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May, 1999.

http://media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.com/2009/01/kareem-dale-paul-steven-miller-to.html

Note he has not one tie to the arts at all. He has no degree in fine arts, no experience running an arts organization. Nothing. Yet he will be setting policy for the arts (although I do not believe that arts policy should be set at all).


50 posted on 03/14/2009 7:54:51 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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