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Arts Groups Outraged At Proposed Cuts(Gov. Haley Calls For End To SC Arts Commission)
WYFF4 ^ | 1/23/11 | John Eby,

Posted on 01/23/2011 8:38:15 PM PST by redk

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Some Upstate art groups are outraged after Gov. Nikki Haley called for an end to funding the South Carolina Arts Commission in her first State of the State address.

"To take all of that away ... from all the arts organizations in the state, I think its catastrophic," said Alan Ethridge of the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville.

Ethridge said many arts organizations, especially in rural areas, will struggle to survive without funding from the Arts commission.

"Without them providing funding to schools and artists who work in schools and to artists-in-residence, I think art education will suffer," he said.

Haley said the state's budget situation requires the legislature to make cuts to anything that is not a "core function" of South Carolina government.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: cuts; haley; nikkihaley; sc
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In one week she ticked off the art wimps and earned a lawsuit from the AFL-CIO. The force is strong with this one.
1 posted on 01/23/2011 8:38:21 PM PST by redk
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To: redk

Defunding the enemy is an excellent place to start.


2 posted on 01/23/2011 8:40:49 PM PST by Yet_Again
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To: redk
Good move. Art is not a core function.
3 posted on 01/23/2011 8:44:03 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: redk

These people are so full of self-importance. Let the free market work - no more subsidies!


4 posted on 01/23/2011 8:44:12 PM PST by scott7278 ( "...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: redk
Love watching these temper tantrums breaking out all over. And that's exactly what is going on here. Just shows the leftist maggots are all in a perpetual state of adolescence. Grow up scumbags,the world will not stop if you can't sink a Cross in urine or cover a potrait of Christ in human excrement.
5 posted on 01/23/2011 8:44:35 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: redk

DEFUND the NATIONAL Endowment of the Arts and all the other NATIONAL social garbage. Have the LIBERALS PAY for their filth posing as “art”.


6 posted on 01/23/2011 8:46:28 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: redk

Have these parasites, eh “artists” get REAL jobs.

Have them SELL their “art” and see if anyone wants it.


7 posted on 01/23/2011 8:47:17 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh
DEFUND the NATIONAL Endowment of the Arts and all the other NATIONAL social garbage. Have the LIBERALS PAY for their filth posing as “art”.

I, for one, am tired of paying for re-purposed sewer products being displayed in museums.

8 posted on 01/23/2011 8:49:26 PM PST by madison10
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To: redk

Waste of money, waste of air

Get real jobs, “artists” Support urselves for a change


9 posted on 01/23/2011 8:50:18 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: redk

“catastrophic!”, squeals alan ethridge, as he ponders unemployment.

where else but the arts can he find a (probably) six figure job, but not have to work for a living?


10 posted on 01/23/2011 8:51:47 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: redk
Stop holding your hands out and get a life pretentious bas*#*rds.
11 posted on 01/23/2011 8:54:15 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Yet_Again

Yes


12 posted on 01/23/2011 8:55:35 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: redk
Ethridge said many arts organizations, especially in rural areas, will struggle to survive without funding from the Arts commission.

I love it when they don't even realize that they have said something incredibly stupid.

yes, please tax me to keep the world safe for rural art.

13 posted on 01/23/2011 8:55:58 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: redk
Good grief! The link says its only $2.5 million being cut.

Hold a bake sale or something

14 posted on 01/23/2011 8:56:57 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: JohnBrowdie
Rural Art
15 posted on 01/23/2011 8:59:03 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (We had it wrong the whole time. Khrushchev actually said, "We will Barry you!")
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To: JohnBrowdie

Some of the best art is made in rural areas.


16 posted on 01/23/2011 9:02:42 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: redk

They vote democrat anyway, so who cares. Save the state some money. Besides, I’m sure their rich lib friends will support their hippie asses.


17 posted on 01/23/2011 9:03:08 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (Fire all the damn rino!)
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To: JohnBrowdie
And he continues....

"Ethridge said that the Metropolitan Arts Council, which raises money for fine arts in the Greenville area, had a record fundraising year in 2010.

He spends his time whining when he could be spending putting together another record fund raising year.

Priorities, I guess raising non-gov funds takes some effort

18 posted on 01/23/2011 9:03:08 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: redk

Haley should just say that they need the money to fund Food Stamps.

When they criticize him all he has to say is, you want to starve children to give the money to Artist’s?


19 posted on 01/23/2011 9:03:34 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: Kickass Conservative

HER not him, oops...


20 posted on 01/23/2011 9:05:41 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: redk

Oh me! Oh my! What is the Chablis wine and Brie Cheese Crowd going to do now at Spoleto?


21 posted on 01/23/2011 9:06:39 PM PST by Jan Hus (w)
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To: redk

I say cut it. Cut it all. We aren’t a bunch of freeloaders and don’t need it especially during these times.


22 posted on 01/23/2011 9:07:32 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: redk

What, my stolen taxes will no longer fund Jesus in a bottle of urine of Mary made out of feces?


23 posted on 01/23/2011 9:21:22 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

“I say cut it. Cut it all. We aren’t a bunch of freeloaders and don’t need it especially during these times.”

I agree. It’s such a straw-man argument when people say “but you can’t cut funding, we need the arts, waaaahhh”. Yes, the “arts” are great, go ahead and make some art then, whose stopping you?


24 posted on 01/23/2011 9:22:17 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: redk
Tax funded "Piss Christ""


25 posted on 01/23/2011 9:23:18 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
"When they criticize him" This is about Nikki Haley, she is a her.
26 posted on 01/23/2011 9:25:22 PM PST by redk
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To: redk

If you are going bankrupt, the frivolous gets cut first. Art, or what they call art these days is highly frivolous.


27 posted on 01/23/2011 9:26:48 PM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Oops I see you corrected yourself already.


28 posted on 01/23/2011 9:27:09 PM PST by redk
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To: FormerACLUmember

Yeah, I bet that went over real well with the Catholic Gov. Haley.


29 posted on 01/23/2011 9:28:19 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Jan Hus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbOI39fCM0
hehehe


30 posted on 01/23/2011 9:28:30 PM PST by Irenic
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To: redk

I’d like to see this lady run for president some day. Maybe she’ll have the clout to defund the NEH, the NEA and the CPB. Eventually, maybe we’ll even get around to closing the Department of Education and the Department of Energy.


31 posted on 01/23/2011 9:44:02 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: upchuck; SC Swamp Fox

Ping!


32 posted on 01/23/2011 9:45:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: redk

Good news. There is no reason for government to be funding any type of art.


33 posted on 01/23/2011 9:49:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: redk

If companies and rich folks (or even poor folks) want to donate to the arts, I think it’s still tax deductible. Let the artists lobby businesses for support, but to get it they are probably going to need to turn out actual ART art, not airy fairy fartsy stuff.


34 posted on 01/23/2011 9:49:36 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: GeronL

That’s a thing you’d expect royalty to do. America, however, does not have a royalty-based government.


35 posted on 01/23/2011 9:50:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Zhang Fei
Me too. Frankly as much as I love Sarah this gal seems better equipped to deal with the crap thrown at her.
36 posted on 01/23/2011 9:54:14 PM PST by redk
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To: redk

Was there not a time when artists had to demonstrate talent in order to attract “Patrons?” I it’s high-time we return to that fine, old tradition!


37 posted on 01/23/2011 9:55:02 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: redk

“artists-in-residence” equals taxpayer-paid Democrat activist.

Your own money used to organize against you.


38 posted on 01/23/2011 9:59:46 PM PST by tcrlaf (Democrats Outforced America's Jobs for 40 Years. Now The Bill Is Due)
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To: redk

Hopefully it’s my only DUH of the day.

I started thinking Nikki, and I ended up implying Haley. LOL


39 posted on 01/23/2011 10:00:36 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: redk
"A government supported artist is an incompetent whore." Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
40 posted on 01/23/2011 10:15:21 PM PST by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: Slings and Arrows; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
"Haley said the state's budget situation requires the legislature to make cuts to anything that is not a "core function" of South Carolina government."

Amen Madame Governor. Kick some ass!!!

South Carolina
Ping

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41 posted on 01/24/2011 6:06:19 AM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: Clock King

If you can believe Wikkipedia:

Haley identifies herself today as a Christian, but also attends both Sikh and Methodist services out of respect for her parents’ culture. She sits on the board for Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church.


42 posted on 01/24/2011 6:15:45 AM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: nmh

“Have them SELL their “art” and see if anyone wants it.”

When I lived in California, artists organized “Straving Artists Sidewalk Sales” at Fisherman’s Wharf.

It was a good opportunity for artists to see if their “art” had any popular appeal and value. Most was garbage. But I did manage to buy a few pieces that proudly sit in my attic today gathering dust. Unfortunately for me, no future Van Goghs in my buys.


43 posted on 01/24/2011 6:17:28 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Mygirlsmom

EXCELLENT! Better than any other so called art I have seen lately.


44 posted on 01/24/2011 6:51:11 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: JohnBrowdie
yes, please tax me to keep the world safe for rural art.

If we don't, this all could disappear! ;o)

45 posted on 01/24/2011 6:58:14 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: redk

I voted for her with a degree of uncertainty but Lawd, Lawd, dat gal sho’ do make de rite enemy, hehehe! Go git um, Nikki.


46 posted on 01/24/2011 7:00:06 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: upchuck

Thx for the ping;

Why are ‘artists’ even subsidized by the people who make utilitarian products or grow food and build houses???

My house painter is an artist!!! Where is his endowment???


47 posted on 01/24/2011 7:20:52 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: redk

Good for her. After all, how many Dale Earnhardt Sr. on black velvet paintings does the world need.


48 posted on 01/24/2011 8:39:51 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: upchuck
The group called on members to contact members of the legislature and ask them to protect the commission. It has also planned a rally at the statehouse for Feb. 8 to ask lawmakers to preserve the Arts Commission.

A weekday...figures. I guess none of these folks have real jobs.

Thanks for the ping.

49 posted on 01/24/2011 7:05:31 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: redk

Once again, I love that woman.


50 posted on 01/29/2011 11:39:42 AM PST by Force of Truth (You don't have to be smart or be good even. If you want my vote, you just have to be CHEAP.)
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