April 2, 2007

a latenight obsession
covered in questions

Llyn Foulkes, Washingtonland, 2006

Part of the just-closed Mr. President exhibit at SUNY Albany. The exhibit featured works from 1972 to the present by over thirty artists who have created non-traditional portraits of United States presidents.

* Top ten conservative idiots. excerpt:

"4. George W. Bush

"Speaking of the welfare of our troops, George W. Bush showed up at Walter Reed Army Hospital last week for a quick photo-op. Phew! Just in the nick of time.

"Just six short weeks after we learned that wounded American soldiers are being housed in moldy, rodent infested quarters at Walter Reed's Building 18, Our Great Leader decided to grace the troops with his presence.

"'It is not right to have someone volunteer to wear the uniform and not get the best possible care, he said.' I apologize for what they went through and we're going to fix the problem.'

"Yeah, sure you are. You're a real good problem-fixer, aintcha?

"'We're helping to rebuild Iraq, where the dictator built palaces for himself, instead of hospitals and schools.' -- Bush on Iraq, 2003

"'We are defeating terrorists. Najaf, Samarra, Mosul, (and) Basra are all live examples that a lot of progress has been made.... And this is all because of the determination of the Iraqi people, the light that they are seeing at the end.' -- Bush on Iraq, 2004

"'We're clearing out areas controlled by the terrorists and Saddam loyalists, leaving Iraqi forces to hold territory taken from the enemy, and following up with targeted reconstruction to help Iraqis rebuild their lives.' -- Bush on Iraq, 2005

"'The Bush administration has scaled back its ambitions to rebuild Iraq from the devastation wrought by war and dictatorship and does not intend to seek new funds for reconstruction, it emerged yesterday.' -- The Guardian, 2006

"And lest we forget...

"'...it's hard for some to see it now -- that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before.' -- Bush in Alabama, 2005"

* Spinner's 20 worst lyrics in rock and roll.

* Beautiful cars crashed by rich idiots.

* "A writer should write with his eyes and a painter should paint with his ears." -- Gertrude Stein


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