This from Alan Colmes:
Mitt Romney and wife Ann met for two hours Wednesday with several dozen conservative bloggers, reporters and columnists in an off-the-record gathering at a private Washington, D.C., club, according to attendees…
The attendees came from numerous conservative sites and right-of-center publications, including National Review, Daily Caller, American Spectator, Washington Examiner, Right Wing News, Powerline, Townhall, Ace of Spades, Rhiel World View, WorldNetDaily, and Pajamas Media. RNC chairman Reince Preibus also attended.
The message was that Romney would not get a fair shake from the mainstream media and was counting on support from conservative media.
This seems to be print media only… I don’t see Fox News or any of the conservative AM radio stations on the list. Of course it is questionable whether Obama will get a “fair shake” from these guys.
“Fair shakes” don’t seem to be major campaign ideals.
Sotheby’s is honoured to announce that Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream will lead its Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on 2 May 2012. The iconic work is one of the most instantly recognizable images in both art history and popular culture, perhaps second only to the Mona Lisa.
The present version of The Scream dates from 1895, and is one of four versions of the composition, and the only version still in private hands. It will be on view in London for the first time ever, with the exhibition at Sotheby’s opening on 13 April. In New York, and also for the first time ever, it will be on exhibition at Sotheby’s in advance of the sale beginning 27 April. The work is owned by Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father Thomas was a friend, neighbour and patron of Munch.
The estimate of value is $80 Million bucks for this pastel version of Munch’s famous piece. The question is, will this remain in private hands or be purchased by a major museum, making it accessible to the public?
Of the four versions of the work, the present Scream is distinguished in several remarkable ways: it is the most colorful and vibrant of the four; the only version whose original frame was hand-painted by the artist to include his poem detailing the work’s inspiration; and the only version in which one of the two figures in the background turns to look outward onto the cityscape. This version has never before been on public view in either the UK or US, except briefly in the National Gallery in Washington D.C. decades ago.
I just checked my bank account and I can’t afford to bid on it. Can you?
Having won in Wisconsin, Maryland and DC last night, Romney is being held up by all the pundits as the sure to be Republican Presidential nominee… even though he only has about half of the delegates for the convention.
Santorum is not a close second and would have needed Wisconsin to keep the possibility that he’d take the nomination at the convention. As for Gingrich and Paul, we have to wonder why they waste people’s money running.
We can expect Romney in the remaining primaries to ignore his competitors and focus on attacking the President.
The full scale Presidential campaign is about to have an early start.
- Romney Shifts to General-Election Mode (theroot.com)
- Romney Sweeps The Day: MD, WI, DC (alan.com)
- Three Big Things Progressives Should Look For In Today’s GOP Primary (thinkprogress.org)
- Romney wins Maryland, halfway home on delegates (seattlepi.com)
- Wisconsin primary looms large for Romney, larger for Santorum (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Santorum defiant; Romney set for strong showing – Obama tries to overshadow GOP field, again (foxnews.com)
by Ben Hoffman
The ruling by Judge Harry A. Jefferson of Federal District Court dramatically changes the political landscape in America.
Before the judge’s decision, right-wingers disrupted the hearing with outbursts about socialism, communism, and fascism that seemed to have no contextual relevance. It was found that most of them didn’t know what those words meant. That prompted deputy marshals to order the right-wingers out of the courtroom. Several complained that their First Ammendment Rights were being violated.
It remains possible, legal experts said, that prohibiting right-wingers from voting could have Constitutional issues. “Our goal has always been and always will be allow all sane people to vote,” said Benny K. Mount, a United States attorney, speaking to reporters outside the courthouse. “Allowing insane right-wingers the right to vote, however, is not what our founding fathers had in mind for our country.”
Right-wingers looked haggard and confused after the decision. “The judge is obviously a Marxist,” commented one. “Sarah Palin will save us. She’s really smart,” remarked another. “Where is the Denny’s,” asked another.
Now I feel much better.
- Right-Wingers Predictably in Denial about NY-26 (firedoglake.com)
- Right-wingers believe Obama hates flags now (salon.com)
- Palin to embark on national bus tour this weekend – First Read (firstread.msnbc.msn.com)
- 7 Things to Do When Right-Wingers Attack (alternet.org)
- The Wheels of Justice (Scalia): Will Nino Fight His Traffic Ticket? (abovethelaw.com)
- Justice Scalia Gets Caught in a Fender-Bender (abovethelaw.com)
- Scalia in fender-bender on way to court (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
Oh yeah… go out and vote.