Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Power Of Art

For Pete’s sake, Joey’s at it again – withholding aid for favors:

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The Biden White House has temporarily halted a military aid package to Ukraine that would include lethal weapons, a plan originally made in response to aggressive Russian troop movements along Ukraine’s border this spring.

The aid package would be worth up to $100 million, according to four people familiar with internal deliberations. Politico

Only this time he doesn’t need any more prosecutors fired. And since his surviving son - as Joey refers to him – has taken a new direction in the career department he likewise doesn’t need any more well paying perfunctory board seats. No sir, this time everything’s on the up and up versus the down low. This time all Ukraine needs to do to get the aid package is to become one of the proud anonymous patrons and owners of some of Hunter’s art work, currently expected to bring in up to half a million per piece – and worth every cent of it!


“The palette was wonderful. The space was well-organized. I would buy a couple of them. And anybody who buys it would be guaranteed instant profit.

"He’s the president’s son. Everybody would want a piece of that. The provenance is impeccable.’’ - Alex Acevedo, Manhattan art dealer

Please. Stop already.

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Hunter’s art isn’t as penny dreadful as some of today’s lionized artists of little talent, but were he anybody else’s kid launching an art career at 51 he might sell a piece or two for a few hundred bucks to friends and family at a local art fair and that would be it. Let’s not mis-underestimate the “art” value of provenance and progeny vis-à-vis talent.

hunter-biden-artist-898Hunter, demonstrating one of his artistic techniques: blow art. And nobody would know about the art of the blow like Hunter.

But back to the Ukraine story: Jen Psaki was quick to correct the aid-on-hold story, saying it just wasn’t so – and she would know I suppose, being the President’s Press Secretary now and all.  Clearly nobody would know the dangers Ukraine faces from Russia better than old Jen, who was on duty as the State Department Spox-person the last time Putin determined that In Russia All Our Former Peoples Are Belong To Us and decided to “annex” Crimea.

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jen_psakiThe power of #hashtag turned out to be not as powerful in international circles as it was for #MeToo

Seven years and this red-headed ditz– and I mean that in the nicest way possible – has not only learned nothing, she may have actually grown stupider. Which is what happens to people who refuse to learn from history.

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