Lauded as one of the most influential events in the history of American art, the Armory Show has a mythic legacy that rivals the raucous opening of Igor Stravinsky's ballet, The Rite of Spring in Paris.
...From February 17th to March 15th, 1913, New York's 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th streets was home to approximately 1250 paintings, sculptures, and decorative works by over 300 European and American artists...
What is up with Andrew Breitbart? Didn’t he ever watch Berkeley In The Sixties ? He looks and sounds ridiculous; frothing at the mouth and screaming at kids who are doing exactly the right thing, expressing their right to free speech in protest against their government leaders.
Andrew, dude… I know you are trying to be cool and all, but you look old.
Matt Drudge’s bitch, indeed. Oh, and you were trying to take down the wrong guy… still are.
So, what is it about the Republican Party? One the one hand, they don’t want Mitt Romney telling them what to do either, but Rick Santorum? That guy is not only nuts, but really, really stupid.
To the State of Pennsylvania’s shame, they once replaced Senator Harris Wofford with Senator Rick Santorum back in the 1990’s when the Corporate Media finally got their shit together and started to realize their dream of destroying United States Constitution… remember Newt Gingrich? See Andrew Breibart's conversion...
It’s too late, but it would have been interesting to see what kind of President Barack Obama would have been had he had a real progressive candidate run against him in the primaries and force him to the left. As it is, he could appoint Dick Cheney to the Supreme Court and Democrats would still have to vote for him in November. He knows he can piss on the Unions and kick women into the gutter and he still has their support… amazing… they should give this guy the Nobel Peace Prize… oh, wait, they already did.
It looks like now that St. Santorum has risen from the dead, Newt Gingrich may have to drop out of the race… do you think he will finally go get a real job? Maybe he can apply for that high school janitorial position he thinks is so great.
The Oscars have nine nominees (?) for Best Pciture again this year... hehehe, yeah, I know. I haven't seen any of them either.
When Etta James passed away this year, she left us with one last studio album: The Dreamer, with an incredible version of MIsty Blue. Treat yourself.
"The New York Times has long been held up as journalism's standard bearer. Thus it seems only fitting that The New York Times Company gave departing CEO Janet Robinson a nearly $15 million severance package while demanding that its current employees take benefit and pay cuts. (Robinson gained early and immediate access to her full pension of $10.9 million, and will earn $4.5 million working as a consultant for the company in 2012.)...
...But after implementing a pay wall and making other cost-saving changes in 2011, the Times has returned to profitability. Still, according to Newspaper Guild of New York President Bill O’Meara, the Times is now pushing a contract on its workers that asks the union to accept an inferior healthcare plan, eliminates extra pay for working late nights or changing one’s schedule to deal with major breaking stories, and would implement a freeze on contributions to employee pensions. The Times claims the contract would save it $9 million a year."
In 2002, at the height of the outcry over the sexual abuse of minors by Roman Catholic priests, the Archbishop of New York, Edward M. Egan, issued a letter to be read at Mass. In it, he offered an apology about the church’s handling of sex-abuse cases in New York and in Bridgeport, Conn., where he was previously posted.
“It is clear that today we have a much better understanding of this problem,” he wrote. “If in hindsight we also discover that mistakes may have been made as regards prompt removal of priests and assistance to victims, I am deeply sorry.”
Now, 10 years later and in retirement, Cardinal Egan has taken back his apology.
The big question for me is will President Obama finally stop turning the other cheek and kick some clerical ass. The lunatics are never going to vote for him, and with this group, he shouldn't want their support.
So if you doubt the end of the American experiment... just turn the TV on... you may see Clint Eastwood telling you not to worry... or you may see The Avengers movie trailer or you may see Madonna turn to dust before our eyes... or you may see the Republican Presidential candidates debating...
It is all there in our living rooms, my fellow Americans... our automotive and manufacturing... our movie and entertainment... our political agenda... all wrapped up in nice well produced, overpriced, sophomoric advertisements.
A pending measure, which passed the state Senate last week, would offer 13 additional weeks of benefits to the state's jobless residents. The federal funding was approved by Congress in December but requires the state to tweak its unemployment compensation rules in order to receive those dollars.
That bill is awaiting consideration by a House panel, which has a vote scheduled for Monday. Legislative staffers say the belatedly approved benefits would be retroactive, but pressures to also enact broader changes to the state's unemployment compensation system could further hold up that assistance.
Approximately 17,000 residents would be affected if the benefit extension is not approved, according to the state's Department of Labor & Industry.
It's unclear whether House lawmakers will quickly vote on the bill, which would then go to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk for his signature, or insert additional changes. The General Assembly approved a sweeping overhaul of the unemployment compensation system in June, when it also extended federal benefits by 13 weeks.
Those changes, which required the unemployed to actively seek work to receive their benefit checks and froze the maximum amount of weekly benefits, should be expanded further, says the state's Chamber of Business and Industry. Those business leaders wrote to lawmakers urging them to insert provisions to help address the insolvency of Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation trust fund.