If this is not the most sickeningly lickspittle event rugDUMB has ever sponsored, and someone can prove us wrong, we will be glad to eat
an Indonesian batik for breakfast every day for a month.
It's clear chairman, big mouth bruce baganz, and the rest of the atrophied, soon to be Alzheimered, textile museum board doesn't have a clue about running the museum, or more significantly how to publicize its masterpiece collections.
It is patently clear baganz, the board and the textile museum's sponsoring a "show" of obama's mother's supposed "collection" of batiks is the stupidest sycophantic event we have ever witnessed.
Here is the press release, have a laugh:
"Indonesian Batiks, The Textile Museum August 9-23, 2009
A Lady Found a Culture in its Cloth: Barack Obama’s Mother and Indonesian Batiks
For two weeks only this summer, batik patterned textiles from the collection of Ann Dunham, President Obama’s mother, will be on view at The Textile Museum.
Washingtonians and visitors to the nation’s capital will not want to miss this unique look at the Obama family and the Southeast Asian culture from which these fabrics originated.
The Textile Museum is presenting the exhibition in coordination with the Embassy of the Indonesia and co-hosting a gala event with the embassy at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Saturday, August 8.
The exhibition is made possible with the support by President Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro Ng, and her family.
Ann Dunham loved and collected many handcrafted objects, including textiles. As a teenager, she wove wall hangings in earthy shades of brown and green for her own enjoyment. After marrying Lolo Soetoro and moving to Indonesia in the 1960s with her son Barack Obama, she was naturally drawn to the vibrant textile arts of her new home. She began to amass a collection of Javanese batiks — fabrics patterned by using a wax-resist process — from which this exhibition is drawn. These textiles were readily seen on city and village streets in this Southeast Asian nation at that time.
The wide variation in the batiks on view in this exhibition reflects the range of colors and patterns that captured her imagination and provides a window into Indonesian culture.
Location and more information: The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street, Washington, D.C."
Source: TM press-release
BTW: The fact obama will not release his official state sealed birth certificate and the fact he has hired numerous lawyers and spent more than 900,000 dollars to prevent the release of such a birth certificate should demonstrate to anyone with two correctly firing synapses that he is NOT a natural born citizen of the USA and therefore ineligible to hold the office of the President of the United States of America, as the Constitution clearly states the President MUST be a natural born citizen of the USA.
While RK is sure batiks from Indonesia are a worthwhile topic the decision to show obama's mother's "collection" was surely dictated far more by who the collector is than by the merits of the collection or the even the topic.
It's time for the old foggies, rug-challenged wallets, big mouth chairman and head honchos of the textile museum's board to retire and resign -- and to do so quickly before they have completely destroyed the credibility and admiration GH Myers, the textile museum's Founder's collection and efforts to raise appreciation for masterpiece weaving, accomplished since the museum was inaugurated in 1925.