Friday, September 26, 2014

The Senate and the First Amendment

I heard on the radio today that the Senate is advancing a Democratic bill to amend the Constitution so that Congress would have the authority to regulate political speech... I thought this must be wrong... until I Googled it... WTF? 

Are they smoking dope in the Senate? Why is anyone wasting time trying to change this:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program offers $8,000 in awards to professional artists, $6,000 in awards to graduate students, and $4,000 in awards to undergraduate students. Applicants may apply in the disciplines of Crafts, Drawing, Film/Video, Mixed Media, New/Emerging Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Art History (graduate students only). 

All applicants must be legal residents of Virginia and student applicants must be enrolled full-time in degree-seeking programs. 

The deadline for Fellowship applications is November 7, 2014. Full eligibility criteria, an application, and a printable PDF flyer can be found on this website.