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Median Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:28 PM
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Obama Presidency - A New American Renaissance In The Arts and Sciences?
One thing that really depressed me during the Bush era was the apparent contempt for science and art. Science was suppressed. Art was portrayed as elitist. However, with Obama himself, as appointees who actually have technical skills, as opposed to being politicians (like Chu), could this be the start of a mini-Renaissance where education, science and art are actually appreciate and celebrated, rather than being derided as being elitist?
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chiefofclarinet Donating Member (516 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:48 PM
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1. I really hope so
It is nice that the anti-science people are no longer making the rules.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:11 PM
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2. While there is little money left after the B*sh debaucle and much of it
will be required elsewhere... at least there is an atmosphere that encourages growth in these areas...
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:16 PM
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3. At least linen manufacturers did well while Rumsfeld was around.
So many nekkid statues, so few Victorians willing to dress them.
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nemo137 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:13 PM
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4. I think you're thinking of Ashcroft. The old AG.
He had the problem with boobies. Rumsfeld was too busy making terrible, faily plans to care about nudity.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:27 PM
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5. Sorry, all those old NeoCons look alike to me.
I forgot about John, the man with the zinc voice.
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:30 PM
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6. I just posted this ...... Rock the Violin !
A young classical violinist discovers hip-hop

http://video.yahoo.com/network/100063489?v=4257022&l=10...
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:49 PM
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7. I really hope so.
Art really needs a leg up in this country.
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