Skip to comments.Pregame Report: The NEA Conference Call (Other Shoe)
Posted on 09/20/2009 7:24:51 PM PDT by quegley
On August 25th 2009, Big Hollywoods Patrick Courrielche broke the story of a conference call he attended with other rising artist and art community luminaries:
On Thursday August 6th, I was invited by the National Endowment for the Arts to attend a conference call scheduled for Monday August 10th hosted by the NEA, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and United We Serve. The call would include a group of artists, producers, promoters, organizers, influencers, marketers, taste-makers, leaders or just plain cool people to join together and work together to promote a more civically engaged America and celebrate how the arts can be used for a positive change!
(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...
Drum roll please ........
Wow! Woodward and Bernstein tracked this illegal call right into the White House?
What? Not Woodstein? Not Geraldo? Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Char..nevermind. NYT? CNN? 60 Minutes?
WTF is a taste maker? And why would I even want influence from one, let alone be paying his/her/its bill?
(I threw in “its” because I figure they’re mostly queer.)
Time to put some popcorn on....
I dunno, might want to ask that of Patrick Courrielche. Maybe he has a personal experience he would like to share with everyone?
DEFUND ALL OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS! Let them raise funds on their own if donors think it is worthy of handing over their hard earned money!
UNWILLING taxpayers should NOT be FORCED to fund this crap!
It sounds very (self)-important, whatever it is.
“WTF is a taste maker? And why would I even want influence from one”
That would be anyone of the Obama administration officials or the Democrat/socialst party that leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. BTW they don’t care what we want./sarc
Whatever a taste maker might be... it looks like A. Breitbart is going to unveil something tasty!
Should be good.
Wow! Is Breitbart on a huge roll or what? I’m liking this whole conservative investigation thingy!
I’m thinking that the reason that Breitbart along with Beck are on such a hot streak is tied to the huge levels of corruption that are now beginning to come to light. The scope of this corruption that is tied to 0bama is making for scandals to be broken on a continual basis.
I think of Bretbart and the corruption in the White House like a little Chicago-Style thugary meets rectal inspection with a dingle-berry hone.
I’m thinking the corruption is so deep and widespread in the 0bambi administration that investigating it is like shooting fish in a barrel.
I love the way Breitbart lets these things out piecemeal b/c: 1. it allows the story to build each day as we await the next “installment”; 2. it prevents the opp from coming up with a coherent cover-story b/c they don’t know what Breitbart has on them; and 3. the slow bleed forces the opp to deal with the story over several news cycles and prevents them from getting out the message they want.
Defund the NEA ...
Yep. I second the motion.
If kids have to have bake sales to afford band instruments, etc., let those fat-cats do some fund-raising on their own. Find patrons and angels if they can.
Otherwise, admit their art is a hobby that probably should not leave Mom and Dad’s basement.
He knows how the media works and thinks, and he’s been brilliant! I’m so glad James and Hannah let him manage the tapes they got.
While they are at it please defund NPR and taxpayer support for the political party conventions, apparatus!
Exactly my thoughts.
Breitbart is the Patton of the New Media Wars.
Comrade Obama's socialist realism.
It looks like he has done a lot of posters.
Posted on 09/01/2009 8:30:28 AM EDT by ETL
"Courrielche said officials on the hour-long call -- including NEA Director of Communications Yosi Sergant and Michael Skolnik, political director for hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons -- encouraged the artists on the line to create works of art in their respective fields related to health care, energy and the environment.
"What I heard was a well thought-out pitch to encourage artists to create art on these issues," Courrielche told FOXNews.com. "We were told we were consulted for a reason, and they specifically stated those issues as the issues we should focus on, to plant the seed. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what they're attempting to do."
The word volunteerism was never used," Courrielche said. "Service was the word being used and it was in specific areas, those being health care, energy and the environment."
Courrielche said the now ubiquitous Obama "Hope" poster by artist Shepard Fairey and musician will.i.am's "Yes We Can" song and music video were offered as "shining examples" of the artist group's clear impact on Obama's landslide election."
Barack Obama has a GOEBBELS. What is the name of the minister of propaganda?
AMERICA DESERVES TO KNOW!!!
The NEA funded Piss Christ.
Can I get $40,000 for PISS OBAMA?
What makes you think theres only 2 shoes??
I hope they have had a spy in the SEIU and other leftist groups. If not they need to hire some. They are ALL criminal.
I'm so not looking forward on how the MSM is going to protect The Zero on this, since it could possibly cause a lot of damage to the entertainment industry.
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 Im delighted if I can encourage them to see the merits of Barack Obama.
Also by Shepard Fairey, Obama's personal icon artist...
"Stalin Lenin", Shepard Fairey,
limited edition silkscreen, signed
and numbered. 18"X24" *SOLD OUT*
...another big scandal that will be ignored....
Obama has big feet. If all his shoes keep dropping a lot of people are going be hurt and knocked on their fannies . And soon Zero will be barefoot. What a lovely picture..the emperor with no clothes, will have no shoes either!
If enough people say that, you will be correct. It will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. It is an effective tactic.
Let the Madoff-investor types fund this artsy crap. Government has no business in it nor broadcasting for that matter.
The Tastemakers: The Shaping of American Popular Taste, by Russell Lynes. Dover Publications, 1980
His New York Times obituary:
Essayist, social historian, photographer and Renaissance man, Mr. Lynes was an acclaimed expert on what was highbrow, what was lowbrow and what was no brow at all. One reviewer called him "the maestro of an unpretentious brand of social commentary which is civilized and stimulating.
This attitude in the “arts” starts early. I can say, anecdotally, that young conservative artists are discouraged early on in the education system. Realistic art in the form of painting/drawing is passed over for “modern” art. Film schools give high marks based on how many F bombs are included in the student’s film. There is alot of work to be done by conservatives related to influencing the arts. They have a tremendous roll in shaping the young skulls full of mush and are basically controlled by the left.
"As Dana Loesch recently reported at Big Government, the Serve.Gov portal funnels citizens to volunteer or service projects connected with ACORN and other leftist groups. The taxpayer-funded website is evolving into a cyber-recruitment tool for the progressive movement.
So what did happen on that call? Was the NEA coordinating with the White House to push their agenda on a group of artists eager for and reliant upon the NEA for grants, or is the NEA telling the truth that this call was not a means to promote any legislative agenda?
Tomorrow at noon ET, explosive new information will answer that question and raise many others.
~~Foretelling things to come ......... PING!
It’ll have to be pretty damn explosive. I hate to say it, because I know what the implications of this are, and what nasty crap this administration is trying to pull, but the average Joe isn’t going to, and probably won’t give a tinker’s damn about the whole issue.
O tummy yummies before bedtime! And just when I need a good peaceful nights sleep.... Breitbart is AWESOME! I will sleep well I think! And have sweet dreams!
Hatch Act for Federal Employees
(Note carefully: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac employees are not covered by the Hatch Act, and federal employees are given special guidelines about the propriety of wearing Obama buttons etc. after November 5, 2008.)
The Nation mentions in passing The Committee of One Hundred to Defund the Left, in its article "Brainwashing the Peace Corps" by Daniel Barry. ("Brainwashing the Peace Corps", Daniel Barry, The Nation, May 7, 1983, p. 572). (This article is from over 20 years ago but it is so relevant right now.)
When the Peace Corps was conceived in the heat of the 1960 Presidential campaign by John Kennedy, one of its purposes was to counter Soviet influence in underdeveloped nations, which he regarded as most susceptible to Communist propaganda. Warning that hundreds of skilled technicians from Moscow and Beijing were prepared to spend their lives-abroad in the service of world Communism, Kennedy proclaimed that young American men and women, dedicated to freedom, are fully capable of overcoming the efforts of Mr. Khrushchevs missionaries who are dedicated to undermining that freedom.
In drawing up the law creating the Peace Corps, Congress followed Kennedys anti-Communist prescription. As Senator Hubert Humphrey put it, This program is to be part of the total foreign policy of the United States to combat the virus of Communist totalitarianism. One Senator with serious reservations was Iowas Jack Miller, who feared that young Americans living overseas might be politically raped, and also that Communists might infiltrate the new agency. He introduced an amendment, Section 8(c), to the Peace Corps legislation, which ordered that trainees be instructed in the philosophy, strategy, tactics, and menace of Communism."
"Millers amendment passed with little debate. In a speech in support of it, Humphrey suggested that its purpose was to complete the instruction of these people in what one might call a political counteroffensive. The Peace Corp first director, Sargent Shriver, recalled thinking at the time that the amendment was unnecessary but harmless. We were going to do that anyway, he said recently.
For the next several years, volunteers attended classes in which instructors assigned readings on Communism, delivered Lectures on Marx and Lenin and staged debates on Marxism. After a while, however, less and less attention was paid to Section 8(c). Peace Corps leaders regarded it as dated and ambiguous. In the early 1970s it was completely ignored--and with good reason, said Richard Sykes, who was deputy director of the Peace Corps during the Carter Administration. It was absolutely total bullshit.
But two years ago the clause was quietly resurrected, thanks to the persistence of several conservative members of Congress and the efforts of rightist organizations like the Committee of One Hundred to Defund the Left and the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade....
Yes, let them do their little part by helping out our country in tough financial times.
Great. Our tax dollars at work - funding socialist propaganda!
Wonder if there is a connection between the NEA and ACRIME?? This may get interesting.
Pray for America
Breitbart is great, but he has the advantage of working in a VERY target-rich environment and in competition with a press that has decided that it will not investigate corruption in any way connected, however remotely, to this administration.
The result of the Press Corps' opt-out means that corrupt elements are emboldened and believe (not without cause) that they can get away with pretty much anything, and thus a blossoming and multiplication of all forms of corruption.
There is enough corruption going on to keep 10 Brietbarts fully engaged 24/7.
He's only able to do it because he has an accurate reading of the depth of the moral corruption of the MSM. There's no "race to the scoop," the alternative media has the entire field to themselves. The MSM is still in the locker room getting sis-boom-bah lessons from the DNC's Pom-Pom Team.
could this propaganda also be infiltrating to our kids by
the DISNEY ROBOTS NOW PUSHING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS THROUGH COMMERCIALS AND SONGS BY JONAS BROS AND OTHER DISNEY KIDS....THEY ARE INDOCTRINATING OUR CHILDREN RIGHT UNDERNEATH OUR NOSES!!!! HOW CLEVER