I do my best to keep my politics off the web and away from my art, but frankly, George W. Bush is an imbecile and a boob. That said, we here in the states did get a tax rebate thanks to him. There are no jobs, health care, no affordable housing, and weâ€™re spending billions searching forÂ phantom WMDs, but we got a rebate. A whole $600, part of theÂ economic stimulus packageÂ of George W. and the rest of the right wingers and schmucks calling the shots.Â Just Brilliant, thanks guysâ€¦Rather than waste all that cold hard cash at Wall Mart and Costco like they hope you will, I suggest a more enlightened approach. Buy some art. Hereâ€™s whyâ€¦1. Art is one of those peculiar things that most everybody loves, but nowhere near enough people actually support it. Do yourself a favor andÂ support an artist, I promise that youâ€™ll enjoy the feeling you get almost as much as the art itself.2. Most everything in this world is fleeting, nothing lasts forever, except art. It may not be popular, it may be dated, it may not be worth a fortune, but it will always have a place in the world.3. Art is an investment. Again, it may not be worth a fortune, chances are you arenâ€™t buying the nextÂ â€œStarry Nightâ€. However, nearly all art will appreciate over time.4. The process itself can be an enjoyable one. It is no myth that artists are often peculiar, eccentric and abnormal folks. If nothing else, purchasing a piece directly from the artist will be incredibly entertaining.5. WalMart, Costco, Sony and Microsoft do not need anymore of your hard earned money. Honestly, please donâ€™t give it to them, they have enough already. Do any of us really need a 50 inch plasma screen TV anyway? By a piece of art instead, they have better warranties.