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The Limits of Liberal "Tolerance"

aj59 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:23 AM
what they did do, Tuttle was to put a proposition on the ballot and the morons of 3 counties voted in a NEW tax for all of us who live in the three suburbs of Detroit. But hey, we can go and see all that art for free, or, I mean not pay any admission cost. What really ripped me on that whole charade was the folks in Oakland county, one of the richest in the state of Michigan voted for that tax, as did the richest of the rich living in the Grosse Pointes. Turned my stomach to see many Republicans advocating that new tax, and now I'm stuck paying for a place I NEVER go to - art is totally overrated.
tuttletacoma Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:29 AM
like everything else

art is in the eye of the beholder

in my past life while attending Wayne State my fellow student and later wife, visited the art museum on occasion as well as attend plays performed in their theater

Hey, it was A-OK for the National Endowment for the Arts to fund the infamous Andres Serrano "Piss Christ."  Submerging a representation of the Messiah in a jar of excrement and then taking a picture of it is "art," and museums have an obligation to "challenge the public," you see.

But don't dare even think about placing a representation of the Obamessiah in a jar of beer, calling to mind that famous piece of "art" -- because then guys like Michael Moore will get all "wee wee'd up" (in the President's memorable formulation in another context).  Avert your eyes,...