HOT MIC: Supreme Court Rules on Trump Travel Ban, Religious Liberty
Apropos Rick's post about the arts having gone gaga après Trump, it's worth noting that the arts in general have been in a pretty wretched state in this country for some time. I mean if you pick theatre, where so much noise was being made over the umpteenth modern dress version of Julius Caesar (I can remember seeing one in Nazi dress in the fifties - they've done just about everything), you realize the poverty of imagination of these people. Now it's mostly stunts. I wanted to go into the arts when I was a kid -- and did. Now I wouldn't consider it. What a dismal occupation it's become.
All this connects up with the recent outburst of anti-Trump art and comments by so-called artists (like Johnny Depp.... okay Patty Lupone really is talented, but Depp is a total bore who makes movies for dumb nine-year olds). They're calling attention to themselves out of desperation. The arts are gone, basically, for now anyway. Even painting. What's really happened since Jackson Pollock -- not a whole helluva lot. The iPhone is more art than the rest of this crap and even that's a bit over. Are personal drones art? I hear you can get one for five hundred dollars.