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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Random Shots for Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

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  1. Posted to Diaspora*, Ello, Facebook [ here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here ], Google Plus, Grassfire [ here, here, and here ] Minds, [ here and here ], and Tea Party Community [ here, here, and here ] –

    Why can’t the Artiste types get behind making NPR, PBS, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities into 501-c-3 type non-profit organizations, cutting the new non-profits off from the stream of tax funding, and prohibiting those non-profits from seeking funds or favors from government in the future?

    That way, they can create as many “Piss Christ” pieces or Mapplethorpe exhibits as they want, and the people who object to that sort of stuff won’t be forced to pay for them. Thus whatever opposition to such exhibits will wither away in short order, and everyone can get back to minding their own business.

    Larry Correia
    Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:35am

    I posted this in another thread where a bunch of Sensitive Artistes are having a come apart that the sacred National Endowment for the Arts might get defunded. The comments were full of IT DOESN’T COST MUCH or WHAT DO RETHUGLICANS KNOW ABOUT ART? (More than you, dumbass)


    Kill it. Kill the NEA with fire.

    Here’s the thing, you artsy fartsy crybabies having a freak out . . . If you get good enough that your art actually moves people, then you’ll be able to sell it. If you get to where people actually really like it, you can even make a living at it (like me).

    Until then, nobody owes you shit. Tax payers don’t owe you shit. I don’t owe you shit. It only took ten cents from my taxes? So what? That’s ten cents that could have went for something better than propping up your no-talent ass.

    You want to get paid? Then get good, scrub.

    OH BUT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THE PAIN OF BEING AN ARTIST! Bitch please, I’m a New York Times bestselling novelist now, but while I wrote like my first seven novels I still had a day job. You know, like every other tax paying jackass you expect to subsidize your good time.

    And the last time I looked the Constitution didn’t have anything in it about paying for you to live your dream. You have the opportunity to do so, but the rest of us are under no obligation to foot the bill.

    I’ve worked with artists in books, comics, TV, movies, and video games. I’ve hired and paid for artists to produce product for me. (and get over yourself, it is just a product). All of the actual working creators will continue to get by without the NEA, because they have developed valuable skills in entertaining or moving people, and aren’t just dilettantes playing at art.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Mises WireThe Real Reason to Oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline by Ryan McMaken
  2. io9

         A Look Back at Star Trek: Nemesis, the Film That Killed a Franchise by Katharine Trendacosta

         What Did Diane Duane Think Of Star Trek: Nemesis? by Charlie Jane Anders

  3. The Art of ManlinessThe Maxims of General George S. Patton by Brett and Kate McKay
  4. Kim Stanley Robinson – Green Mars
  5. AC / DC – Back in Black

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