BEIJING — The 798 Arts Districts stands located in the heart of China’s capital city. The neighborhood promotes the local modern art scene and touts the latest pop culture trends of Asia. Visitors can browse through a wide array of art galleries and shops. And there’s no shortage of propaganda artworks that praise Chairman Mao and the Chinese Communist Party. The latest fad of Mao Memorabilia happens to be designs that depict U.S. President Barack Obama as a heroic New Mao, which is dubbed, ‘ObaMao Art.’
One popular store here sells ‘ObaMao Art,’ where you can see the current U.S. President wearing the traditional green uniform of People’s Liberation Army. He’s often shown wearing the green PLA cap to show his solidarity for China’s Cultural Revolution era. He’s the Red Guard Messiah.
Sen. John Cornyn (R.-Tx.) loves to heap praise for his buddy, Karl Rove, a GOP Establishment political operative, who is calling for Republicans to play nice with Hillary Clinton. Cornyn has described Rove as "my friend for a long time."
The Texas Tribune reports that, "Once the Texas GOP's go-to campaign strategist, Karl Rove has become something of a boogeyman for campaigns on both sides of the ballot in the 2014 election cycle."
Is the 'Like a Virgin' pop singer Madonna changing a tune in her political views? She recently chastised the Marxist-inspired Venezuelan government for cracking down on protestors. She even described the Communist agenda as "fascist."
According to Chanel NewsAsia, "US pop icon Madonna hit out at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, accusing his government of "fascism" over its handling of nationwide protests."
The Scottish independence movement is enjoying a revival after Great Britain threatened to make the Scots go poorer.
Reuters reports that, "The first opinion poll since Britain's rulers warned Scots they would lose the pound if they voted to leave the United Kingdom showed a slight increase in support for independence ahead of a referendum on the issue scheduled for September 18."
Amidst concerns that President Barack Obama has sparked revolutionary uprisings in the Ukraine, Thailand, Syria and Egypt, the White House will greet Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in a closed-door meeting on Friday morning. Details of their conversation will not be revealed publicly.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "President will host Tibetan spiritual leader the for a meeting on Friday, the White House said, in a move that could rankle already tense relations between the U.S. and China."
Democrats may love to talk about closing the income inequality gap, but that won't stop them from acting like 'Lexus Liberals.' Cities with the widest wealth gaps are recognized as Democrat Party strongholds.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities. The economic divides in Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are significantly greater than the national average, according to a study released Thursday by the , the Washington-based think tank. It suggests that many sources of both economic growth and income inequality have co-existed near each other for the past 35 years."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for local real estate developers to build massive skyscrapers to house over 200,000 welfare recipients. They can enjoy living in penthouse accommodations while still getting their food stamps.
The New York Daily News reports that, "Get ready for even taller skyscrapers and more densely packed neighborhoods. Mayor de Blasio told a closed-door meeting of real estate barons Wednesday that he has no “hangup” about allowing them to supersize their developments if it means creating more affordable housing."
Will the 'Big D' host the Republican Party Convention in 2016? Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is hoping the answer will be "yes."
According to the Dallas Morning News, "Dallas leaders only recently decided to vie for the 2016 convention and started recruiting members for a host committee. Rawlings, a Democrat, and retired Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Republican, co-signed a letter seeking support for the bid."
Global economists were forecasting that Singapore would see a 1 to 2 percent jump of total trade in 2013, but actual figures disclosed that the city-state saw a decline of 0.5%.
Channel NewsAsia reports that, "Singapore's total trade declined by 0.5 per cent to S$980.2 billion in 2013. The decline in trade fell short of previously projected forecast range of between 1.0 and 2.0 per cent, said International Enterprise (IE) Singapore in a news release issued Thursday morning."
President Barack Obama is claiming that Ukrainian protestors, who have engaged in riots on the streets of Kiev, are actually "peaceful protestors." Obama has also failed to mention that many leaders of the Ukrainian mob are members of a neo-Nazi organization, even though many of them have vandalized buildings with symbols that support Hitler.
According to the Houston Chronicle, ""We expect the Ukrainian government to show restraint and to not resort to violence when dealing with peaceful protesters," Obama said. We hold the Ukrainian government primarily responsible for making sure that it is dealing with peaceful protesters in an appropriate way, that the Ukrainian people are able to assemble and speak freely about their interests without fear of repression."