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The Museum Fairness Act of 2012

The Museum Fairness Act of 2012

I propose that the House and Senate pass, and the President sign into law with the simultaneous appointment of a Museum Czar, The Museum Fairness Act of 2012, to address the concerns of a severely museum-deprived minority.

This is America.  Everyone deserves a fair shot at getting a museum.


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Raquel Pinkbullet | February 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The Chicago Way…

Whats the big deal here, this was announced years ago that the Smithsonian was building an African american museum on the mall. Black do have a fairly unique history in the USA that I would say is worthy of national recognition in what is i believe the last area for a museum on the mall.

1. We need to do even more to remedy historical racism. I refer, of course, to the shocking under-representation of minorities in Greco-Roman and Renaissance art.

Touch it up or toss it out.

2. Sarcasm aside: When I just checked and learned that the Holocaust Museum is, in part, federally funded, the phrase ‘slippery slope’ crossed my mind. Who else wants, or already has, their dedicated taxpayer-funded museum? If Latinos don’t, it’s just a matter of time.

Ex uno plures.

3. For clarity: I consider myself no less American for being a hyphenated American. I have no problem with a museum commemorating my (or any other) ethnic group’s experience in America. I just don’t think the taxpayers should fund it.

    Joy in reply to gs. | February 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    For clarity:

    Why do you think of yourself as a “hyphenated American”?

    My ancestry hails from England, Wales, and Germany with a small shot of Scot in the mix. That would be one heck of a long hypenation.

    Just wondering……..

      gs in reply to Joy. | February 15, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      My parents are refugees from the same country, whose cultural heritage they tried to pass on to me and which I respect.

      In fact I rarely think of myself as a ‘hyphenated American’—but it’s a label I accept if applied non-pejoratively.

      I qualified for dual citizenship after the Iron Curtain collapsed. I chose not to pursue it for a mix of reasons. I have reservations about, but at this time do not outright oppose, multiple citizenship. Ditto for, iirc, the Supreme Court decision that affirmed it.

        Joy in reply to gs. | February 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm

        Thank you for your response….I hope I did not offend you with my question. You are a first generation American, I am second with three of my grandparents being immigrants and one who I can trace back to being here at least three generations before me.

        You inserted the words: Ex uno plures

        I insert these: E pluribus unum

          gs in reply to Joy. | February 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm

          1. I hope I did not offend you with my question.

          It’s thoughtful of you to bring it up, but no, not at all.

          2. You inserted the words: Ex uno plures

          I insert these: E pluribus unum

          Although Ex uno plures is defensible, Ex uno plura might be a better play on E pluribus unum. I intend the expression as a comment on multiculturalism.

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On a related topic: How long do we have to put up with having a black history month? What a racket.

“Monuments unto themselves”

As the de facto mayor of unincorporated Possum Holler NC, I filed a $40,000 grant request with the federal gubmint for a Possum Museum. They were not happy. They demanded I refile and ask for a more reasonable amount, suggesting something in the $10-15 million range. They said $40,000 wasn’t worth their time to write the check. Ordinarily this might upset me, but ever’body know fed money is free money.

I think that a museum dedicated to cranky old white haired guys is way overdue.

About a half billion $$$ should do it…

I certainly think that there should be a Barney Frank Museum filled with fun house mirrors, a Nancy Pelosi Plastic Museum and a Harry Reid Wax Museum.

And, there should be a museum for Illinois politicians who have gone to jail. Al Capone could also have a small exhibit in this museum next to Blago’s hair.