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    NEA vs Glen Beck

    I actually agree with Glen Beck on this one.../duck...hate away.

    NEA "The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjUPZMYP9xc

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    Glenn Beck could tell me the sky is blue, and I wouldn't believe him.

    If people want to support their president by producing art, that's fine. That poor man is only mad at NEA because they're supporting something he doesn't agree with.
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    Well I agree with glenn beck too when he got sick and said that our health care is god awful and needs reform.

    Of course now he's saying that we have the best health care in the world, but whatever, i agreed with him for a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir View Post
    Well I agree with glenn beck too when he got sick and said that our health care is god awful and needs reform.

    Of course now he's saying that we have the best health care in the world, but whatever, i agreed with him for a little bit.
    When he was on CNN, he was.. ..still crazy, but I think he still had a very small quota of restrain.

    Now that he's on Fox News, it's like they're encouraging him to be as insane as humanly possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjacat11 View Post
    When he was on CNN, he was.. ..still crazy, but I think he still had a very small quota of restrain.

    Now that he's on Fox News, it's like they're encouraging him to be as insane as humanly possible.
    lol, it was fun watching him descend into madness. It happened so fast though you have to wonder if he actually believes in any of the crap he spouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadlyFreeze View Post
    lol, it was fun watching him descend into madness. It happened so fast though you have to wonder if he actually believes in any of the crap he spouts.
    I think it's funnier to imagine that he always had that insane side to him.

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    He's an entertainer. the monkey will do whatever to get the viewers.

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    That dude reminds me of Jim Jones slightly

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    I can't stand Beck and he's wrong 99.9999999% of the time. But I agree that he's right on this NEA issue. Even the insane and paranoid are right once in a great while.

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    Oh Beck is over reacting for sure just like he always does. But I think he's still right on this though. I don't think the NEA should be used to promote any political party. And believe me, it pains me to agree with Beck.

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    If there is ever a Czar of the arts....im down with Jason Manly running that joint. Or just put him in charge of NEA to see some results.
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    Hmm. I'm torn. On the one hand, I believe it's not a bad thing to request that artists volunteer their abilities to help make positive changes in the world. I'm guessing that no matter what your political leaning, there is probably an area in the suggested topics that you agree with. For example, I can't imagine too many people really having a problem with helping to promote to kids the importance of education and trying your best. I'm sure environmental issues probably are a concern to many as well. The power of art to make a difference is acknowledged, but so rarely actually used effectively. Propaganda may have a negative association, but it can have positive effects.

    I also have no issue with volunteering for causes I believe in. I did 5 hours of zombie make up last Halloween, for a food drive/ zombie walk. I think if more people gave a little of their time, and a little of their talents, we could make some huge changes in the world. So I think Obama is on the right track with that thinking.

    I do have a problem with the approach of using the NEA however. I don't have a problem with reaching out to artists. I wouldn't have a problem with them pulling a list of artists from the NEA to contact (you have to start somewhere, and so turning to a government agency that knows artists seems like a natural place to begin). I don't believe that the NEA should have been involved in any way beyond that point. The NEA is for the public's cultural enrichment, not to sway their opinions. Even if the message is arguably in the public's best interest (and some of those issues, there is clearly some dissent), it's not an appropriate use of the NEA.

    I agree with the idea in a broad sense, but I dislike how it was handled.

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    uuuuugh. I could not bring myself to watch the clip because I passionately hate that man. My family believes every word that comes out of his mouth and arguing with them about it is like arguing with a sack of rocks. :<

    However, I remember reading some old textbooks that explained that the US used the NEA in the 50s and 60s to heavily promote abstract art because it was 'the art of America' and social realism was 'the art of the commies.' I thought it was pretty interesting.

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