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So, I’m trying to decide how much this photo is a brilliant slam on the GOP or it’s just a gratuitous bit of sexism. If the target of the piece (and the headline) was the party and its war on women and reproductive rights, that would be one thing. Instead however, the focus is Republican women themselves. That being the case, isn’t the photo just taking the opportunity to cast GOP females, at least the younger set, are just a bunch of air heads looking to go shopping and get their hair done? (…Or perhaps there’s supposed to be a little more subtlety between the dumb blondes and the brunette who’s more dialed in?)

 

via: Republican Women Play Down Social Issues (NYT)


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So, I’m trying to decide how much this photo is a brilliant slam on the GOP or it’s just a gratuitous bit of sexism. If the target of the piece (and the headline) was the party and its war on women and reproductive rights, that would be one thing. Instead however, the focus is Republican women themselves. That being the case, isn’t the photo just taking the opportunity to cast GOP females, at least the younger set, are just a bunch of air heads looking to go shopping and get their hair done? (…Or perhaps there’s supposed to be a little more subtlety between the dumb blondes and the brunette who’s more dialed in?)

via: Republican Women Play Down Social Issues (NYT)

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According to this GOP ad, Obama is the Most Arrogant Man in the World. Kind of funny, but not in a way that hurts Obama. What do you think? 
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According to this GOP ad, Obama is the Most Arrogant Man in the World. Kind of funny, but not in a way that hurts Obama. What do you think?

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 Meanwhile, at NALEO, a baby thrust into Mitt Romney’s hands opts for self-deportation to mommy.
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(credit:Charles Dharapak/Associated Press caption:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, holds a baby as he greets attendees at the NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) conference in Orlando, Fla. , Thursday, June 21, 2012.)
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Meanwhile, at NALEO, a baby thrust into Mitt Romney’s hands opts for self-deportation to mommy.

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(credit:Charles Dharapak/Associated Press caption: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, holds a baby as he greets attendees at the NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) conference in Orlando, Fla. , Thursday, June 21, 2012.)

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As a play on  JP Morgan Chase advertising slogans: “Chase what matters, then turn your back on it or — TA DA – (this needs no addendum): “The right relationship is everything.” 
The  Senate Banking Committee fawned over Jamie Dimon yesterday and it looks like it went exactly as Dimon planned.
A great visual “screw you.”
via The Sacramento Bee
(credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP caption:  JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the U.S., arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, before the Senate Banking Committee, about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades and whether its executives failed to properly manage those risks.)
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As a play on JP Morgan Chase advertising slogans: “Chase what matters, then turn your back on it or — TA DA – (this needs no addendum): “The right relationship is everything.”

The Senate Banking Committee fawned over Jamie Dimon yesterday and it looks like it went exactly as Dimon planned.

A great visual “screw you.”

via The Sacramento Bee

(credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP caption: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the U.S., arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, before the Senate Banking Committee, about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades and whether its executives failed to properly manage those risks.)

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It’s interesting that, for a person generally considered to be handsome (or at least distinguished) looking, he’s not particularly photogenic. 
via The New York Times Lens
(Top photo credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times caption:  Mitt Romney, addressing a Business Roundtable luncheon at the Newseum in Washington, said the Obama administration had pursued the most “antibusiness” policies in modern American history.)
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It’s interesting that, for a person generally considered to be handsome (or at least distinguished) looking, he’s not particularly photogenic.

via The New York Times Lens

(Top photo credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times caption: Mitt Romney, addressing a Business Roundtable luncheon at the Newseum in Washington, said the Obama administration had pursued the most “antibusiness” policies in modern American history.)

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 Biting photo by AP’s Evan Vucci. As much about how “positioned” and “packaged” Romney is as it is about “goofitude.”
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(credit: Evan Vucci/Associated Press caption:  Mitt Romney, right, with Representatives Daniel Webster, left, and Connie Mack, both Florida Republicans, before a campaign stop at Con-Air Industries in Orlando, Fla.)
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Biting photo by AP’s Evan Vucci. As much about how “positioned” and “packaged” Romney is as it is about “goofitude.”

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Evan Vucci/Associated Press caption: Mitt Romney, right, with Representatives Daniel Webster, left, and Connie Mack, both Florida Republicans, before a campaign stop at Con-Air Industries in Orlando, Fla.)

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 It’s not the piñata or the hitting of the piñata, it’s how much this AFL/CIO official is enjoying hitting the piñata of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.
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It’s not the piñata or the hitting of the piñata, it’s how much this AFL/CIO official is enjoying hitting the piñata of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.

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I just want you to know that a trunk without an elephant is not a pretty thing. This elephant is a bit pissed, too, as she and her mom are being moved because they can’t get along with other elephants at their zoo. I’d say it symbolizes the dilemma the GOP finds itself in as right wing Tea Party candidates keep picking off elections. But the photo was taken in the Netherlands.
via USA Today
(credit:Marcoi De Swart/AFP/Getty Images caption: An elephant named Tonya sticks her trunk out of her shipping container as she leaves the Blijdorp Zoo in the Netherlands. The elephant, along with her mother, is being shipped to a zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, because she couldn’t get along with the other elephants.)
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I just want you to know that a trunk without an elephant is not a pretty thing. This elephant is a bit pissed, too, as she and her mom are being moved because they can’t get along with other elephants at their zoo. I’d say it symbolizes the dilemma the GOP finds itself in as right wing Tea Party candidates keep picking off elections. But the photo was taken in the Netherlands.

via USA Today

(credit:Marcoi De Swart/AFP/Getty Images caption: An elephant named Tonya sticks her trunk out of her shipping container as she leaves the Blijdorp Zoo in the Netherlands. The elephant, along with her mother, is being shipped to a zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, because she couldn’t get along with the other elephants.)

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A young man and his boyfriend absorb the blow as North Carolina votes overwhelmingly to define marriage as strictly between a man and a woman.

With a mother involved, too, there is a level of feeling and sensitivity here we don’t often see in news photos about marriage equality. If the photo is about loss, however, the t-shirt and the button speak to participation as well. Perhaps also here is a potential future: involvement and activism borne of loss. That’s a lot of weigh for a photo to carry, but those affected by the ban will not give up on this fight. And while the prejudice and religiosity that gave birth to the amendment is local and out of step with the most of the country, youth is universal and youth supports marriage equality.

It occurs to me that the wedding cake cut to celebrate passage of the amendment displays an over-simplified and Disney-fied image of marriage in high American Schmaltz style. But think about which photo is truly Rockwellian.

Top photo via The Charlotte Observer

Bottom photo via The Daily Start, Lebanon

(Top photo credit: Travis Long/The News & Observer/AP Photo caption: Seth Keel, center, is consoled by his boyfriend, Ian Chambers, left, and his mother Jill Hinton, during a concession speech at an Amendment One opposition party Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at The Stockroom at 230 in downtown Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina voters approved the constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages. Bottom photo credit: Robert Willett/The News & Observer/AP Photo caption: Frances Newby prepares to slice a wedding cake to celebrate the passage of Amendment One during an election night party in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday May 8, 2012.)

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It will go on without him. NYT photographer Brendan Hoffman deftly captures Newt Gingrich separated from the sideshow of the U.S. presidential campaign. 
via The New York Times
(credit: Brendan Hoffman/The New York Times caption: A week after announcing his plans to suspend his campaign, Newt Gingrich formally stepped out of the race Wednesday at a news conference in Arlington, Va.)
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It will go on without him. NYT photographer Brendan Hoffman deftly captures Newt Gingrich separated from the sideshow of the U.S. presidential campaign.

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(credit: Brendan Hoffman/The New York Times caption: A week after announcing his plans to suspend his campaign, Newt Gingrich formally stepped out of the race Wednesday at a news conference in Arlington, Va.)

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