Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum is closed for 2013 for renovations, but they have exhibits open elsewhere throughout Hampton Roads, including this one in the d’Art Center at the Selden Arcade. I happened to see it when I was walking past just now and stopped to look. I’ve read about this before but it’s pretty interesting. The artist, R. Luke Dubois, makes these eyechart-ish graphics from the words in each U.S. president’s State of the Union speeches (so far only up through George W. Bush). It was interesting to see some of the words that cropped up, and I was especially interested in the most recent one - above.
“More than one million Iraqis have died as a result of the conflict in their country since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003”
And this study was done 3 years ago, so it only covered 5/8ths of the war.
"My point of view on libertarianism is, first, let’s stop the things we all agree need to be stopped. Let’s stop, as my partner Teller says, “Let’s stop spending money we don’t have to kill people we don’t know for reasons we don’t understand.” Let’s just stop killing people, that’s really expensive. And Bush and Obama did a lot of that."
Penn Jillette (via fuckyeahemergence)
10th Anniversary of U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. Occupations grow up so fast! [tear]