This is such a bummer. Pacheco and CUAS are really amazing and a total Chicago treasure. Luckily, since the art was left, we can all help out by continuing to visiting, donating (money and time), and spreading the word about their work.
These dudes are obviously chasing after a well-tread psychedelic aesthetic, but I like it, especially coming out of Chicago, and they've made it just enough of their own to be worthwhile to those, like me, who eat this stuff up. Bonus points for the honesty re: tambourine playing babe.
In other words, all of the MediaMatters stuff on Rush vs. the NFL owners is extremely fluffy, kinda specious, and generally much too premature. There are some giant gaps (and an obvious and excitable bias) to their coverage that leaves one wanting a lot more.
I agree with what you said, Whet. I also think, looking at the socio-political makeup of the NFL ownership, only one (dude from the Steelers) is a liberal. So, while Limbaugh would definitely become the most outspoken of the owners in the NFL (Not For Liberals?), he certainly wouldn't shift the political balance at all. It's been very admirable that so many players have come out against this (including the NFLPA), but it would take one hell of a historic leap for a majority of the owners in this league to deny Limbaugh membership into their admittedly f—ed club. Whatever happens, I am pretty sure Rush Limbaugh will ultimately end up spending time in whatever special circle of Hell Marge Schott calls home.