I clearly understand that I can never be a true Southerner until my cold dead body is laid to rest in Southern soil.
Dear nofaith: The question remains: "What is their end game?"
nofaith: You believe they don't have the Supreme Court after Bush v. Gore? and what about that 60 vote majority thingy in the Senate - wtf is that about?
I can't help wonder what the GOP's end game is. In SC they are in control of all the branches of government, yet what do they have to show for it? Federally the have two of the three branches, yet what do they have to show for it?
What is their end game? Bringing back the 7 day work week? Ending child labor laws? No taxes for those making over $30,000 a year? NRA membership for new borns? Bringing back Pauper's Prisons? Shoving lesbian and gay citizens back into the closet? Not allowing women to have credit cards or the right to vote? African Americans being counted as 3/5's human? Then end of science as a study in schools? The end of public schooling? When they obtain total and complete control of our government what will they do? What is their end game? What will feed their beast?
DV - "Don hasn't spoken at a meeting in years. (Many felt at times the need to check for a pulse.)" <--- Callous. Don is the hands behind just about every outfit worn by every dancer seen in the CBT productions.
DV - I am not "attacking, pointing fingers" at the board only. This is a FUBAR created by the Artistic Staff and many, many boards over the years.
Let me state very clearly I believe that if a person is to serve on a not-for-profit arts board they should come to the table with a check. A large check, because if they don't there is no way they can ask others to donate to the organization. I believe that boards of arts organizations should be responsible for raising 25% - 30% of the operating budget. Grants, box office receipts, and classes do not begin to cover the cost of running an operation that relies on bodies to deliver the product. Bodies that need to be covered in costumes, lit with lights, have music to dance to, seats for the audience to sit in and a performance space. I believe that board of directors are responsible for the financial stability of the organization they choose to oversee. I believe that Artistic directors and Choreographers should not have sway over the check books - that's what business managers and treasurers are for.
I know exactly what went down over the past two seasons. I saw no change in the overall attitude in the Artistic staff. I was not inclined to serve on a board that can not function under those circumstances. I think before I jump into a den of vipers. You do not know me so, unless you would like to meet for a civil lunch don't start flinging aspersions my way.
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