Monday, April 14, 2014

Between Art and Illusion, We’ve Got It All...

What’s up with all the brew-ha-ha over Mr. and Mrs.Claire Shipman’s commie kitchen icons anyhow?

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There’s nothing odd about the commie posters in the kitchen. In case you didn’t know, Mr. and Mrs. Claire Shipman met and fell in love in Russia. So these are simply sentimental tchotchkes from those happy days.

carney soviet art

And as for the odd Photoshop in their home library:

claire shipman annotated cc

In my *ahem* line-of-work I really shouldn’t say very much about transimaging. Besides, everything in politics is photoshopped today. It’s a “huge” industry. if you get my drift.

For example, there was the infamous birth certificate that was “allegedly” ‘shopped by amateurs.

exhibit4“In over 20 years of examining documentation of various types, I have never seen a document that is so seriously questionable in so many respects. In my opinion, the birth certificate is entirely fabricated.”  -Reed Hayes, certified document analyst

Big Guy himself even kidded about it just last week while chastising Republicans for suppressing the vote.

President Barack Obama reminisced about the conspiracy theories surrounding his birth certificate during a speech at the National Action Network convention in New York City Friday afternoon. Obama referenced the doubts about his citizenship that led him to release a copy of his birth certificate in 2011, while criticizing voter I.D. laws that require people to present documentation like passports and birth certificates to vote.

"Just to be clear, I know where my birth certificate is," he added. 

Obama then began to laugh.

Of course the BC was only the first of many frauds situations that have been professionally ‘shopped during BHO’s reign term. Here’s a brief recap:

Fast and Furious: The original purpose of Gunrunner was ‘shopped in order to provide a new mandate for implementing new gun controls. And besides, Bush started it.

Benghazi: ‘Shopped to appear to be the result of a bad YouTube movie and a bunch of thugs: “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”

Obamacare: The rollout was ‘shopped to appear as if the huge amount of traffic demanding Obamacare crashed the system, not the underlying inadequacy of basic programming. And then ‘shopped again on the backend to make it appear like a “huge” success.

NSA: The warrantless spying on individuals ordered by Eric Holder was ‘shopped to appear to be nothing more than a “meta-data” collection that threatened no one’s privacy and therefore did no harm. And Bush started it.

IRS: The illegal targeting of conservative groups for scrutiny was ‘shopped to add in a few liberal groups so it would appear fair and balanced. And Nixon started it.

Note that each of these phony scandals have often been attributed to deep,dark,nefarious political purpose or agency. However, I ask you to consider the Occam’s razor explanation:

Occam's razor or Ockham's razor (ŏk′əmz)

A rule in science and philosophy stating that entities should not be multiplied needlessly. This rule is interpreted to mean that the simplest of two or more competing theories is preferable and that an explanation for unknown phenomena should first be attempted in terms of what is already known. Occam's razor is named after the deviser of the rule, English philosopher and theologian William of Ockham (1285?-1349?).

With all things Obama, it may be best to accept the simplest explanation, which is usually:

  1. “We didn’t botch it, somebody else did that.” Or,
  2. “We didn’t do it for any hidden, underhanded purpose, it’s just that the people responsible were stoopid.”

So help us out here. What have you noticed that on first blush might be considered a nefarious political ploy, butt in reality is just another example of Progressive stoopidity?

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And as far as art and illusion are concerned, just note that in the 21st century nothing is as it appears to be. And it is best never to forget that.


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