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These ads will blow yer mind folks.
Bush in 30 seconds

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13 Comments

  1. jenn

    These were freakin’ cool!
    Thanks.

  2. james

    the one called “What are We Teaching Our Kids” gave me chills.
    the one called “Imagine” made me cry.

  3. matthew

    Okay, I am a fine arts student, a vegetarian, an environmentalist (no, re-word that, more like a conservationist). I approve of excellence in an art form and I am a seeker of truth. I have a lingering distaste for dirty politics and ingorant mud-slinging. I will state the positive first: I really thought that the two commercials called Child’s Play and Human Cost of War were excellently rendered works with some poignant topics (whether or not they really pretain to Bush). If Bush is really a force to be reckoned with or pushed back then people need to approach that dialogue with facts and not media endorsed opinions. Despite increasing conspiracy opinions, there is a checks-and-balance system in our government. There is also residue from previous administrations. I am not really looking for a debate. I am not a Republican nor do I think any person is flawless. But a lot of these commercials reminded me of Michael Moore, who I heard lecture in Cincinnati this semester, and came to realize clearly that much of what he ‘reports’ is taken grossly out of context. I don’t know, as much as I enjoy the tones and proactivity of these clips, I’m concerned that they are a little false and/or misdirected.

  4. abs

    I cant view the clips right now, but i just wanted to say the flowers are gorgeous!
    Abs x

  5. Liesel

    Hmm..someone who would like us to buy, but in a soft way brings politics into the sales mix.
    I’m not even a Republican.
    Stand at a sales counter, boutique or even a festival and bring in politics in front of the customers and see how far that goes. No difference.
    Not doing it. Now. Buying from this website that is. I was here to look at a particular necklace I was interested in.
    Wonder how many others will just go away quietly, _without_ comment.

  6. jen

    not only will i continue to buy my most favorite jewelry from here, but i look forward to more journal entries which will give me the opportunity to feel,hear,and see other views… different angles. not for one moment did i feel you were pitching anything, you were simply presenting some interesting ads…and even if you want to pitch, this is your space, and i encourage you to be free with it. i am grateful for what you share here. and i hope i never get to a place in my life in which i walk away from people just because they dont exactly match my belief system.

  7. Matthew

    I hope that what I said didn’t suggest I was offended. I cherish what you post here- I like the idea of everyone sharing. I know that you don’t write for us only to reply, but I think that a culmination of ideas is beautiful… making sense? Anyway, i have enjoyed watching these clips and even showing other people, whether or not I agree with them. Likewise, I didn’t think that all of the ideas were automatically shared by you. Thanks for sharing them and for having the courage to let people respond to what you post.

  8. pt*:)

    Aloha Andrea!
    Maybe it doesn’t count, what I think, but while perusing these comments, I just wanted to remark that I am astounded by and appreciate how respectful, especially in opposition, difference of opinions are stated.
    One should say what one thinks with honesty, if one feels compelled, but always with as much respect as one can muster to say it…It’s how it should always be…
    On a different note: Isn’t it funny, how we dare our subject matter, even to ourselves and yet, have conscious about it, even after we’re told “it’s your “site” do whatever you want to..”? No, I think we do have to be sort of careful (when we offend someone, they’ll let us know!*:)and for the most part, our conscious will negate our sensibilities in what we post about, in the end. If not, it will bother out ceaselessly.
    I really hope this makes sense!
    Take good care and be brave!

  9. pt*:)

    May I fix my typos, please?*:)
    rats.

  10. beth

    I think it’s funny how a neutral statement (“these ads will blow your mind”) can be taken as either a negative or a positive, depending on the reader’s political views. You have said nothing wrong.

  11. abbie

    i am an art student at Northeastern University and i am actually a supporter of Bush, however i thought these ads were amazingly well done. The one called child’s play was so amazing and made the point so clear. i really enjoyed them so thanks for sharing them

  12. maggie

    You shouldn’t bring politics into the sales mix? Tell that to Ben and Jerry.

  13. Meghan

    Ben & jerry are one of few and have something people are addicted to. I do not think the person who posted said what they said based on their own politics. Sex, Religion and politics are something a great many people do not want brought into everyday conversations, whether it should be or not, you know?

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