December 19, 2020 · 9:00 AM
“Together, we will build a world where the accomplishments of our daughters will be celebrated, rather than diminished.”
– Dr. Jill Biden, in response to an editorial by Joseph Epstein
Biden earned her doctorate in education from the University of Delaware in 2007.
“The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago. And we now know nothing, not even a pandemic or an abuse of power, can extinguish that flame.”
– President-Elect Joe Biden, on the Electoral College decision
The Electoral College had cast 306 votes for Biden and 232 for Trump, cementing Biden’s win. The votes will now be sent to Congress to be counted formally next month.
“He has lost and he has to let it go.”
– Geraldo Rivera, on Donald Trump’s ongoing election fraud claims
“When evangelicals can speak on behalf of unborn babies, can speak on behalf of law and order when it comes to White people and White property, but are silent when it comes to banners that proclaim ‘Black lives matter,’ the moral silence is stupefying. We’ve gone from having to say ‘Black lives matter’ to now having to say ‘Black churches matter.’”
– Cornell William Brooks, former president of the NAACP and a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. and professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School graduate program, regarding vandalism at 4 Washington churches following Donald Trump rallies
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Tagged as 2020 presidential election, churches, Cornell William Brooks, Donald Trump, Geraldo Rivera, hate, Jill Biden, Joe Biden, Joseph Epstein, racism, religion, sexism, vandalism
September 29, 2018 · 5:10 PM
Donald Trump’s star on Hollywood’s legendary “Walk of Fame” has been vandalized too many times to count in the nearly two years since the cantankerous business tycoon was selected by the former Soviet Union to be our president. The City of Hollywood – trying to perform its civic duty – has been willing to consider any reasonable idea of how to protect “The Donald’s” star.
A street artist known as “Plastic Jesus” has devised an ingenious idea: put the star behind bars. Literally!
“There have been calls to jail Trump since the day he was elected, and today he was certainly put behind bars – or at least his now infamous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was caged,” PJ wrote in a recent email to Artnet News.
The London-born Los Angeles resident has become known for ambushing the public – and specifically, public figures – with graffiti-style street art combining humor and irony to express his criticism of current affairs. In other words, he’s a true artist who tackles weighty subjects in order to piss off people who believe everything is just fine with the world. In this case, the pissed off would be Trump supporters, as well as those who merely shrug at the sight of Trump’s star on the “Walk of Fame”. It’s obvious (to those of us not been enamored with celebrity) that Trump’s placement in the White House is the most blatant act of fraud since Bill Cosby was labeled “America’s Dad”.
“Artists are able to connect and convey opinion in a universal way,” PJ notes. “So I think it’s important for artists to speak out. I think art encourages dialogue and debate like no other media.”
My advice? Keep pissing people off, brother!
Just another typical day on the “Walk of Fame” in Hollywood, California.
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Tagged as American politics, art, artists, celebrity, Donald Trump, graffitti, Hollywood California, Plastic Jesus, social criticism, vandalism, Walk of Fame