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Berthe Morisot Videos

Posted on November 8, 2008. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Life, Links, People, Quotations, Raves, Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

 

 Real painters understand with a brush in their hand.

~Berthe Morisot

 

Thatched Cottage In Normandy, 1865
Thatched Cottage In Normandy, 1865

 

The Harbor at Lorient, 1869
The Harbor at Lorient, 1869

 

It is important to express oneself… provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience.

~Berthe Morisot

 

I posted two videos on the art works of Berthe Morisot with YouTube on the Channel: A PRONK STUDIO VIDEO:

http://www.youtube.com/user/raymondpronk 

Thank you for your comments and ratings. 

 

Berthe Morisot Part 1 of 2

 

Berthe Morisot Part 2 of 2

 

I wear myself out trying to render the orange trees so that they’re not stiff but like those I saw by Botticelli in Florence. It’s a dream that won’t come true.

~Berthe Morisot

 

On the Veranda, 1884
On the Veranda, 1884

Julie Daydreaming, 1894
Julie Daydreaming, 1894

 

A love of nature is a consolation against failure.

~Berthe Morisot

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

The Impressionists BBC (Part 1)


 

The Impressionists BBC (Part 2)


 

The Impressionists BBC (Part 3)

 

 

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Edgar Degas Videos

Posted on November 8, 2008. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Music, People, Quotations, Raves, Uncategorized, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and study of the great masters.

~Edgar Degas

 

Dance Posing for a Photograph

Dance Posing for a Photograph

Portrait of Hortense Valpiincon, 1871

Portrait of Hortense Valpiincon, 1871

 

The secret is to follow the advice the masters give you in their works while doing something different from them.

~Edgar Degas

 

 

I posted two videos on the art works of Edgar Degas with YouTube on the Channel: A PRONK STUDIO VIDEO:

http://www.youtube.com/user/raymondpronk 

Thank you for your comments and ratings.

 

 Edgar Degas Part 1 of 2

 

Edgar Degas Part 2 of 2

 

 ‘Art’ is the same word as ‘artifice,’ that is to say, something deceitful. It must succeed in giving the impression of nature by false means.

~Edgar Degas

Woman Ironing, 1876-1877

Woman Ironing, 1876-1877

 

The Tub, 1886

The Tub, 1886

 

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.

~Edgar Degas 

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

The Impressionists BBC (Part 1)


 

The Impressionists BBC (Part 2)


 

The Impressionists BBC (Part 3)

 

 

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir Videos

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Videos

Georges-Pierre Seurat Video

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Art Videos on youtube.com Channel: A PRONK STUDIO VIDEO

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Creepy Children–Creepy Cult–Creepy Creature–Phony Obama!

Posted on November 8, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Communications, Cult, Economics, Life, Links, Music, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Religion, Talk Radio, Taxes, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“…Even in the freest society power is charged with the impulse to turn men into precise, predictable automata. When watching men of power in action it must be always kept in mind that, whether they know it or not, their main purpose is the elimination or neutralization of the independent individual – the independent voter, consumer, worker, owner, thinker – and that every device they employ aims at turning man into a manipulatable ‘animated instrument,’ which is Aristotle’s definition of a slave.

On the other hand, every device employed to bolster individual freedom must have as its chief purpose the impairment of the absoluteness of power. The indications are that such an impairment is brought about not by strengthening the individual and pitting him against the possessors of power, but by distributing and diversifying power and pitting one category or unit of power against the other. Where power is one, the defeated individual, however strong and resourceful, can have no refuge and no recourse. …”

~Eric Hoffer, The Ordeal of Change, 1976

 

YOU wanted “change”…

 

The pump and dumb drive-by mainstream media or big media for short have already started to cover their asses (CYA) about not reporting about Barack Obama–the “creepy cult of personality” that we do not know.

Obama’s Cult of Personality

 

Jon Meacham, Evan Thomas

A conversation with Jon Meacham & Evan Thomas 

http://www.charlierose.com/shows/2008/11/05/2/a-conversation-with-jon-meacham-evan-thomas

 

Brokaw and Rose Admit They Don’t Know Much About Obama.

 

 

Who Is Barack Obama? Who doesn’t Know?

Big media is slowly going into dump mode.

They are running scared.

Good.

Serves them right.

A narcissistic radical socialist diletante appears to be a fairly accurate description of President-elect Obama but rather long.

Creepy–nah.

Phony–ya.

The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie.

~Joseph A. Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis , page 43.   

 

Jackie Mason ’08 Vlog 24 Obama’s Fraud

 

The Great Pretender

 

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Obama – Building a Religion


 

The cult of Obama and the Obama youth. remember history.

 

The Obama Youth

 

Return of the Creepy Obama Kids

 

Obama Youth – Junior Fraternity Regiment

 

Creepy Obama Music – From Acceptance Speech

 

MIND CONTROL MADE EASY! Become a Cult Leader Today!

 

 

Obama Kingmaker

 

 Undercover Marketing – The new Invasion of Body Snatchers

 

The Secret Side of David Axelrod

The Obama campaign’s chief strategist is a master of “Astroturfing” and has a second firm that shapes public opinion for corporations

“…From the same address in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, Axelrod operates a second business, ASK Public Strategies, that discreetly plots strategy and advertising campaigns for corporate clients to tilt public opinion their way. He and his partners consider virtually everything about ASK to be top secret, from its client roster and revenue to even the number of its employees. But customers and public records confirm that it has quarterbacked campaigns for the Chicago Children’s Museum, ComEd, Cablevision, and AT&T.

ASK’s predilection for operating in the shadows shows up in its work. On behalf of ComEd and Comcast, the firm helped set up front organizations that were listed as sponsors of public-issue ads. Industry insiders call such practices “Astroturfing,” a reference to manufacturing grassroots support. Alderman Brendan Reilly of the 42nd Ward, who has been battling the Children’s Museum’s relocation plans, describes ASK as “the gold standard in Astroturf organizing. This is an emerging industry, and ASK has made a name for itself in shaping public opinion and manufacturing public support.”  …”

http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/mar2008/db20080314_121054.htm

 

‘The Top Ten Things that Creep Me Out About Obama’

Rick Moran

For your reading pleasure this morning, I thought I would include something of my own creation. A “Top Ten” of things that really creep me out about Obama.One must be careful when criticizing the messiah, for obvious reasons:

I know it is not politically correct to say that Obama “creeps me out.” That’s because immediately after uttering such blasphemy, our friends on the left would put me on the couch and matter of factly inform me that I am suffering from “The White American Disease” and recommend a torturous rehabilitation that would include watching 6 hours a day of “Blaxploitation” films and continuous viewings of Roots in order to inculcate the proper amount of white guilt and outrage directed against white males into my racist psyche.


But really, some of the stuff this guy pulls is really too much. Here’s just a sample:

 

9. It creeps me out that there are about twice as many women at Obama rallies as there are men. Now I am not of the Melvin Udall School of anti-feminist thought (when asked how he writes women so well, Udall responds “I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability”). But what is one to think when watching the reaction of females as Obama is speaking? I’m sorry, but it is hard to imagine a man covering their mouth, chest heaving, barely able to contain himself and then ooooohing and aaaaaahhing when the messiah says something particularly vapid and innocuous.Elvis, I can understand. But a politician?It’s as if “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” has come to life and the pods have been placed in every newsroom in America. It isn’t just Crissy Mathews and MSNBC. It’s news anchors at CNN, reporters for Time and Newsweek, editorial writers at WaPo and the New York Times. Big media is in the tank for this guy in a big way. They have thrown off all semblance of fairness (never mind objectivity) and just don’t care that people know they are in Obama’s corner. They can’t be shamed into changing. They evidently won’t be deflected from doing their best to elect Obama.

This kind of thing causes the hairs on the back of my neck to prick up – like walking through a graveyard at midnight. It is just plain creepy – no other word for it.
8. It creeps me out that the press seems hypnotized by this guy. Grown men and women blubbering like babes when talking about how exciting he is, how mesmerizing he is when he peaks. …”   

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/07/the_top_ten_things_that_creep.html

 

Obama’s post-racial promise

Barack Obama seduced whites with a vision of their racial innocence precisely to coerce them into acting out of a racial motivation.

“…Obama’s special charisma — since his famous 2004 convention speech — always came much more from the racial idealism he embodied than from his political ideas. In fact, this was his only true political originality. On the level of public policy, he was quite unremarkable. His economics were the redistributive axioms of old-fashioned Keynesianism; his social thought was recycled Great Society. But all this policy boilerplate was freshened up — given an air of “change” — by the dreamy post-racial and post-ideological kitsch he dressed it in.

This worked politically for Obama because it tapped into a deep longing in American life — the longing on the part of whites to escape the stigma of racism. In running for the presidency — and presenting himself to a majority white nation — Obama knew intuitively that he was dealing with a stigmatized people. He knew whites were stigmatized as being prejudiced, and that they hated this situation and literally longed for ways to disprove the stigma.

Obama is what I have called a “bargainer” — a black who says to whites, “I will never presume that you are racist if you will not hold my race against me.” Whites become enthralled with bargainers out of gratitude for the presumption of innocence they offer. Bargainers relieve their anxiety about being white and, for this gift of trust, bargainers are often rewarded with a kind of halo. …”

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-steele5-2008nov05,0,6553798.story 

 

Ego and Mouth

By Thomas Sowell

“…The kind of self-righteous self-confidence that has become Obama’s trademark is usually found in sophomores in Ivy League colleges– very bright and articulate students, utterly untempered by experience in real world.

The signs of Barack Obama’s self-centered immaturity are painfully obvious, though ignored by true believers who have poured their hopes into him, and by the media who just want the symbolism and the ideology that Obama represents. …”

“…For someone who has actually accomplished nothing to blithely talk about taking away what has been earned by those who have accomplished something, and give it to whomever he chooses in the name of “spreading the wealth,” is the kind of casual arrogance that has led to many economic catastrophes in many countries.

The equally casual ease with which Barack Obama has talked about appointing judges on the basis of their empathies with various segments of the population makes a mockery of the very concept of law.

After this man has wrecked the economy and destroyed constitutional law with his judicial appointments, what can he do for an encore? He can cripple the military and gamble America’s future on his ability to sit down with enemy nations and talk them out of causing trouble. …”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/11/ego_and_mouth.html

 

The Real Obama

By Thomas Sowell

“…Despite his words today about “change” and “cleaning up the mess in Washington,” Obama was not on the side of reformers who were trying to change the status quo of corrupt, machine politics in Chicago and clean up the mess there. Obama came out in favor of the Daley machine and against reform candidates.

Senator Obama is running on an image that is directly the opposite of what he has been doing for two decades. His escapes from his past have been as remarkable as the great escapes of Houdini.

Why much of the public and the media have been so mesmerized by the words and the image of Obama, and so little interested in learning about the factual reality, was perhaps best explained by an official of the Democratic Party: “People don’t come to Obama for what he’s done, they come because of what they hope he can be.”

David Freddoso’s book should be read by those people who want to know what the facts are. But neither this book nor anything else is likely to change the minds of Obama’s true believers, who have made up their minds and don’t want to be confused by the facts. …”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/10/the_real_obama.html

The Real Obama: Part II

“…Sex education for kindergartners is just one of many issues on which Barack Obama has lined up consistently on the side of arrogant elitists of the far left. Senator Obama’s words often sound very reasonable and moderate, as well as lofty and inspiring. But everything that he has actually done over the years places him unmistakably with the extreme left elitists.

Sadly, many of those who are enchanted by his rhetoric are unlikely to check out the facts. But nothing is a more real or more important issue than whether what a candidate says is the direct opposite of what he has actually been doing for years.

The old phrase, “a man of high ideals but no principles,” is one that applies all too painfully to Barack Obama today. His words expressing lofty ideals may appeal to the gullible but his long history of having no principles makes him a danger of the first magnitude in the White House. …”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/10/the_real_obama_part_ii.html

The Real Obama: Part III

“…In his book “Dreams from My Father,” Obama said candidly that black teachers and administrators “defend the status quo with the same skill and vigor as their white counterparts of two decades before.”

It is not a question of Obama’s not knowing. He has demonstrated conclusively that he knows what is going on.

But, for all his eloquent words, he has voted consistently for the teachers’ unions and the status quo.

“I owe those unions,” he has said frankly. “When their leaders call, I do my best to call them back right away. I don’t consider this corrupting in any way.”

Only other politicians’ special interests are called “special interests” by Barack Obama, whose world-class ability to rationalize is his most frightening skill. …”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/10/the_real_obama_part_iii.html

The Real Obama: Part IV

“…In the world of rhetoric– the world in which Obama is supreme– he is a moderate, reasonable man, reaching out to unite people and parties, dedicated to reform, opposed to special interests and a healer of the racial divide.

It is only in the real world of action that Barack Obama is the direct opposite. He has pushed for federal subsidies for ethanol, for example, as other Midwestern Senators have, since a lot of corn is grown in the Midwest to be turned into ethanol.

He is 100 percent behind the teachers’ unions in their fight to preserve their grip on the public schools and exempt their members from being judged by performance instead of seniority– which is to say, he is throwing the students, and especially minority students– to the wolves.

Senator Obama would never call voting for ethanol subsidies a vote for “special interests,” any more than he called his total support of the teachers unions a matter of special interests, even though teachers unions are the biggest obstacle to changing the status quo in public schools that have failed American children in general and minority children in particular.

Barack Obama’s track record on so-called “real issues” is no better than his track record on issues of character and judgment. The media’s track record of conveying the facts to the public is a travesty of their claims about “the public’s right to know.” …”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/10/the_real_obama_part_iv.html

 

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

“Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the diagnostic classification system used in the United States, as “a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.” [1]

The narcissist is described as turning inward for gratification rather than depending on others and as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power and prestige.[2] Narcissistic personality disorder is closely linked to self-centeredness. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder

 

Barack Obama: The Radical New Party Socialist, With Evidence (Updated)

“…Some interesting information has surfaced today which cements what many of us already suspected about Barack Obama. For starters, Obama hasn’t always been a loyal member of the Democratic Party, and new information out now shows quite the contrary.

In 1996, during his Illinois state senate run, Barack Obama was a member of a radical socialist organization called the Chicago New Party, a group of hardcore left-wing socialists bent on infiltrating the Democratic Party with their ultra-socialist candidates.

One of their newest, most promising candidates in 1996 was none other than the now well-known Barack Obama, currently running for President of the United States of America.

These claims aren’t baseless or even a stretch, rather there are many direct links between Obama and these radical factions which I will explore below. First though, a little background on the Chicago New Party and the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. …”

http://www.youdecide2008.com/2008/10/24/barack-obama-the-radical-chicago-new-party-socialist-with-evidence/

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