Thursday, January 31, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
We have the info directly from the source. It is MENorca. At least that's the way that they say it and spell it in Menorca. If you ever visit, make sure that you see Calas Covas with its original "hippies"-colony: people are living in caves, transistor radios being their only contact with the rest of the world. We do not know where they get their batteries.
Watch for S. Darlingtons new book from Pretense Press: Early Menorcans in Florida (Courageous or Just Plain Lazy?)
Rudolph Giuliani wants to be President of the United States. His success in cleaning up Times Square in Manhattan was followed by his arguable leadership after the 911 crisis.
Beneath the surface,this grinning former prosecutor is a demagogue of huge proportion.
Our street artist friends in N.Y.C. fought against this man's idea that he is the arbiter and "decider" of which of our basic freedoms we are permitted. The legal process was slow and the artists' resources were slim but the Supreme Court finally decided in 1996 that visual art was protected speech. No, Mr. Giuliani, you cannot shut down our museums because you feel offended by an artwork. (Brooklyn Museum).You cannot stop an artist from displaying and selling his work on our own (public) property. You lost this one Mr. Giuliani. You apparently have fans in the City Administration of the City St. Augustine. Are these public servants defenders of the law or suppressors of the law?
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Which of these free speech activities is not permitted by The City Of St. Augustine, Florida?* The other three are considered "protected speech" by the City. Do we have equal protection as artists selling our works? No! The musicians (& news machine) received money for their service or product. The visual artist gets arrested for publicly protesting a bad, uneven and illegal ordinance. Yet read the Federal Court wording regarding the commercial aspect of artwork as protected speech. The City Commission disregards Federal rulings . Their predecessors did it in the bad old days of desegregation and they are doing it now.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
We do not need to harp on this and get into the polemics of the U.S. Constitution. This is just plain WRONG.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
This was sent to us two years ago. We hope Gail, that your mother is still with us.
Articles about Native American gravesites and the respect that they deserve HERE