If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I have a real dislike for Shepard Fairey (the tagger who rode on the wave of Obamamania with his famous and fraudulent HOPE poster.) This phoney non-artist will be getting his just desserts, finally. And I love it!
The most parodied political poster ever! I love this one because I love the Marx brothers.
“The creator of the Barack Obama ‘HOPE’ poster pleaded guilty Friday to criminal contempt, saying he made a ‘terrible decision’ in 2009 to destroy some documents and fabricate others in a civil lawsuit pertaining to The Associated Press photograph he relied upon to make the poster,” the AP reports.
What’s hilarious about this is that the poster-maker, Shepard Fairey, was the one who brought the suit, after the AP accused him, accurately as it turns out, of misappropriating its intellectual property. (The AP then countersued.) WSJ.com reports that “prosecutors are likely to seek some term of imprisonment in the case.”
Fairey has got to be hoping Obama loses his re-election bid, so he can get a pardon in 2013 instead of 2017.
I’m proud to say I skipped the Oscars tonight and opted instead for Masterpiece Theater and my 3rd viewing of the season finale of Downton Abbey. I confess to going online to see who was the worst and best dressed (according to critics that I agreed with only about 50% of the time.) I thought Sandra Bullock’s dress was outstanding and elegant and she made the worst dressed list. What do those guys know anyway?
Well, here’s who the guys in the know actually are:
Here’s what I believe: Hollywood is not exerting that much influence over American culture anymore, especially middle (as in flyover) American culture. We’re on to them and their liberal/socialist/marxist/Obama ways. I’ve become an official movie boycotter (I know that’s not a word but whatever) for those very reasons. Why should I support an industry and “stars” who don’t support me and the nation and things I hold most dear?
Why should I pay to see anything Sean Penn is in while he’s off kissing up to the dictator of Venezuela? Or Matt Damen? Or George Clooney, who by the way is NOT all that good looking to me. I’ll never buy another Barbara Streisand CD again as long as I live.
And since I’m a movie boycotter, I haven’t seen any of the movies up for awards, anyway. I’ll wait until they come on HBO or Cinemax.
The only effect these Hollyweird types have on me is disgust. They sure aren’t smarter than I am. Look at Demi Moore for example. These multimillionaires and better, are stupid and egotistical and all the while they are telling us they know just how we – the unemployed, underemployed, struggling to pay for gas to get to work (those of us who have jobs) and food to feed our families – feel.
Yep. I’m glad I watched some quality television tonight instead of a bunch of ignorant people pat each other on the back for 3 hours.
“And the reason [pending rules requiring mandatory employer insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization and the “morning after pill”] is so damaging for Obama and the Democrats is it augments two stereotypes. One is that Obama is antireligious, the seeds of which were planted when we had the tape and he thought he wasn’t being heard about how the peasantry clings to guns and to God because of its frustrations. And second, I think the larger issue is the idea of intrusive, large government. That was an issue that created and propelled the rebellion in 2010 that causes the shellacking in the election.”
Government encroachments on religion have long concerned Dr. Land. Last December, he joined 59 other non-Catholic religious leaders in signing a letter to Barack Obama stating, “religious organizations beyond the Catholic community have deep moral objections to a requirement that their health insurance plans must cover abortifacients.”
This painting has been around the internet for a couple of years but I’d not seen the website until today. If you move your mouse around the painting, it tells a story about each president an even the dollar bills on the sidewalk.