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Agendas Under Fire
This series was done in c++ in openframeworks 0.06 using the code blocks IDE.
The complete set of sketches is on Flickr at my Agendas under fire set.
Most of my regular site visitors know by now I am politically independent with a general disdain for politicians, pretty much all politicans. I do enjoy keeping up with politics for entertainment. Politcs today has so many larger than life characters and it is interesting to watch them battle over how to best spend my tax money.
This series is intended to mark somewhat of a sea change in the direction of US politics this year. If you had asked me whether I though Obama would have any trouble getting the majority of his agenda items through the legislature this time last year I would have said no. I just assumed my tax money would have gone to health care, cap n' trade and energy initiatives by now.
But US politics is a seemingly never ending comedy of errors and never ceases to amaze me. Clearly Obama's agenda is now under fire.
Now with Scott Brown entering the senate, Harry Reid no longer has the super majority. It seems as though the Reid has squandered his advantage and will need to pass legislation with at least some compromise now or the "no" party will be able to get away with saying no. Or I suppose he can buy votes with pork.
I love this picture of Pelosi screaming. Pelosi, one of the most powerful women in politics now has to worry about a bunch of congressional representatives that are mortified about about voter backlash in the elections later this year. This will make it much more difficult to get her items though Congress without significant compromise. I do have to give her credit for bringing up the Congressional approval rating to 25% from its lowest of all time around a year ago.
I really like Al Gore, mostly because he invented the internet allowing me to have this fantastic platform to communicate my ideas=)
The flawed prediction that Himalayan glaciers are likely to disappear by 2035 ( Guradian Report, 21 January), after the leaked emails from UEA have not helped the credibility of climate science nor have they helped our good buddy Al Gore.
Al Gore is also the most visible face of the global warming movement and the global warming agenda is under attack.