When the nonprofit Broward Art Guild in Florida called its annual exhibit "Controversy," it didn't know the half of it. According to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper, Broward County's director of cultural affairs called the guild's director at home to register her disapproval of a painting called "Yahoo!" that showed President Bush being sodomized alongside images of a man in Muslim headdress and an oil barrel.
The guild is a private group but gets nearly a quarter of its funding from the county, and the pressure from the county official did the job: The painting was relocated to a corner and marked with a warning about its content. The newspaper reported that the county's complaint was provoked by a protest from another artist in the exhibit, Michael Friedman, who found the painting offensive; Friedman's artwork showed Pope Benedict XVI on a background of swastikas.
Don't that beat all? I've forgiven Joey Rats for his youthful experiences, but I'd like to see the one of Bush gettin' his fart pipe tamped. Sounds like a good show.
Q: "You've called Bush a loser."
A: "And a liar."
Q: "You apologized for the loser comment."
A: "But never for the liar, have I?"
-- from a Rolling Stone interview with Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev).
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