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Did You Know You Paid For This?
« on: May 15, 2017, 12:29:23 PM »
Yep, your tax dollars at work through the so called "Arts".





A controversial billboard depicting President Donald Trump as a Nazi was funded with taxpayer dollars and was commissioned by an “arts advocate” paid by a U.S. city to “diminish barriers,” records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal. The massive billboard caused a ruckus when it was unveiled in downtown Phoenix, Arizona in mid-March because it features a menacing portrait of Trump surrounded by mushroom clouds—in the shape of laughing clowns—and swastikas modified as dollar signs. A pin of a Russian flag appears on the president’s lapel.

The huge display towers over Grand Avenue and Taylor Street in downtown Phoenix and will remain there throughout Trump’s presidency, according to the local art gallery that claims to own it and conveniently omits that public money is involved. A multitude of local and national media outlets covered the controversy surrounding the artist that created it and the contentious image it portrays, but all have failed to uncover the important fact that taxpayer dollars are behind it. Instead, the media has reported that the Trump Nazi billboard was commissioned by the billboard owner, Beatrice Moore, a longtime patron of the arts on Grand Avenue. Moore’s deep ties to the city and the cash she receives for her various public art endeavors have remained secret. The news reports have also focused on the death threats that the artist, Karen Fiorito, has received. A local paper reported that the billboard went up during an annual art event and that the artist aimed to stir up a controversy.

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Re: Did You Know You Paid For This?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 12:41:06 PM »
Yep, your tax dollars at work through the so called "Arts".





A controversial billboard depicting President Donald Trump as a Nazi was funded with taxpayer dollars and was commissioned by an “arts advocate” paid by a U.S. city to “diminish barriers,” records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal. The massive billboard caused a ruckus when it was unveiled in downtown Phoenix, Arizona in mid-March because it features a menacing portrait of Trump surrounded by mushroom clouds—in the shape of laughing clowns—and swastikas modified as dollar signs. A pin of a Russian flag appears on the president’s lapel.

The huge display towers over Grand Avenue and Taylor Street in downtown Phoenix and will remain there throughout Trump’s presidency, according to the local art gallery that claims to own it and conveniently omits that public money is involved. A multitude of local and national media outlets covered the controversy surrounding the artist that created it and the contentious image it portrays, but all have failed to uncover the important fact that taxpayer dollars are behind it. Instead, the media has reported that the Trump Nazi billboard was commissioned by the billboard owner, Beatrice Moore, a longtime patron of the arts on Grand Avenue. Moore’s deep ties to the city and the cash she receives for her various public art endeavors have remained secret. The news reports have also focused on the death threats that the artist, Karen Fiorito, has received. A local paper reported that the billboard went up during an annual art event and that the artist aimed to stir up a controversy.

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http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/05/phoenix-trump-nazi-billboard-funded-taxpayer-dollars/

Maybe someone in the Trump administration will see this and in the next budget funding for whatever group who is supporting this will be unfounded. He has proven leftist arts outfits are not his priority. See: NPR.
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Re: Did You Know You Paid For This?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 06:08:56 PM »
Why the hell is government funding art?

I might not mind that much if it was clever.

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Re: Did You Know You Paid For This?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 06:59:03 PM »
Why the hell is government funding art?

I might not mind that much if it was clever.
I think it was the Marxists that redefined what art is, as pointed out in the 1963 Communists papers.
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 07:36:21 PM »
I think it was the Marxists that redefined what art is, as pointed out in the 1963 Communists papers.

And all that "art" had a message. To the point of brainwashing.

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 08:47:40 PM »
And all that "art" had a message. To the point of brainwashing.
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 04:33:07 AM »
So offensive ... it needs to burn. A couple arrows and some pitch would probably do it ... old style. Is it signed?

A true "poster child" for why govt. should not fund the arts - it doesn't represent the interests of the taxpayer. Who is the artMoron? They need to be outted; own their shit that is an affront to most Americans.

Trump is historically a capitalist. Now political words / actions show up part Dim, part RINO, and even part Conservative at times. But he's not behind National Socialism (that's what Nazi means artMoron) ... maybe a bit Nationalistic but certainly not socialistic.

He's not a fascist ... has not exhibited any indications of "promotes racial superiority doctrines, ethnic persecution, imperialist expansion, and genocide. (more at: http://www.politicalresearch.org/2016/12/12/what-is-fascism-2/#sthash.UeQXrNaf.dpuf).

So the billboard is just inflammatory and a character assassination of the president - likening him to Hitler is about the worst you can say about anyone ... the only thing lower is to be like Stalin. Trump has the right to go after the artMoron.

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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 04:58:15 AM »
... and to be clear. I applaud Trump's form of nationalism ... about time someone try's to clean up our mess at home before they send our means of producing anything of substance overseas.

I think Trump will give up on trying to negotiate with the Dims soon. Things like Schumer's blatent extortion of the FBI head appointment in exchange for a special prosecutor will cause Trump to understand that there is no negotiating with the Dims. He should spend more time with the Pubs and people making the case of why the Pubs need to stand alone ... that negotiating with Dims is futile. Also, trying to pry some centrist Dims out. Right now the Dims are all lemmings - and they follow such morons that lead their party ... Pelosi ... really? She's the best you have? 

Maybe Maxine Waters can lead next term? Did you know ... I read somewhere that Maxine can still yammer on with four grapefruit in her mouth? That should be enough to get her in to lead the Dim's carnival show.

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Re: Did You Know You Paid For This?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 06:12:41 AM »
I recall some years ago (1980's?) where some Jamoke used his Govt arts grant to turn out a picture of a Crucifix in a jar of urine. Same nonsense.
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Re: Did You Know You Paid For This?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2017, 07:48:36 AM »
A controversial billboard depicting President Donald Trump as a Nazi was funded with taxpayer dollars and was commissioned by an “arts advocate” paid by a U.S. city to “diminish barriers,” records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal. The massive billboard caused a ruckus when it was unveiled in downtown Phoenix, Arizona in mid-March because it features a menacing portrait of Trump surrounded by mushroom clouds—in the shape of laughing clowns—and swastikas modified as dollar signs. A pin of a Russian flag appears on the president’s lapel.

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