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White House photo of Obama marking Mandela passing a little distant/lonely no? …Likely random but the fist is interesting.
via: White House Photo of the Day
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White House photo of Obama marking Mandela passing a little distant/lonely no? …Likely random but the fist is interesting.

via: White House Photo of the Day

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Among so many photographs in the Mandela tribute, one of the most eloquent about reverence and most visceral about color.
via: MSNBC Slideshow — Nelson Mandela: A revolutionary’s life
(photo: Luciano Mellace / Reuters caption: Mandela and Pope John Paul II listen to national anthems after meeting at Johannesburg International Airport on Sept. 16, 1995, at the start of the pope’s first official visit to South Africa. )
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Among so many photographs in the Mandela tribute, one of the most eloquent about reverence and most visceral about color.

via: MSNBC Slideshow — Nelson Mandela: A revolutionary’s life

(photo: Luciano Mellace / Reuters caption: Mandela and Pope John Paul II listen to national anthems after meeting at Johannesburg International Airport on Sept. 16, 1995, at the start of the pope’s first official visit to South Africa. )

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Well, it was hardly avoidable, especially as TV zoomed in closer on the pair. In the background of the Obama - Romney White House pic, the boxing gloves stand out at the not-so-vanishing point like an alarm. It wouldn’t have anything to do with Obama coming out swinging after Nov 7, would it? On the table, by the way, is the white turkey chili that was on the menu. Serving (a) white turkey, get it?? And then another nice touch: in the Today piece there is actually quote from the Majority Leader (and former boxer) about the photo. Reid said he liked it.

(photo: Pete Souza/White House caption: President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talk in the Oval Office following their lunch, Nov. 29, 2012.)

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1. Still photo-op shopping at the dollar-brand store. 47% sure he doesn’t need any more flack over the bank roll.
2. And then, reeking of upper crust, there’s always the British version. Cheerio!
3.  By the way, who buys cereal at a drug store?
4. Shorts in late November. Ah, the good life.
5. All about the hair. 
indecen-t:

look who just waltzed in last night and bOUGHT HIS FUCKING CHEERIOS
didnt even look at the camera when i asked for a pic

Bag’s Take-Away:

1. Still photo-op shopping at the dollar-brand store. 47% sure he doesn’t need any more flack over the bank roll.

2. And then, reeking of upper crust, there’s always the British version. Cheerio!

3.  By the way, who buys cereal at a drug store?

4. Shorts in late November. Ah, the good life.

5. All about the hair. 

indecen-t:

look who just waltzed in last night and bOUGHT HIS FUCKING CHEERIOS

didnt even look at the camera when i asked for a pic

(Source: asssquake)

Tags #Mitt Romney    #cheerios    #politics    #LaJolla   

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Just another fleeting cringe instant for web advertising (movie ad on top of Middle East distress in creating a “share” link). 

via NYT: Fighting Escalates Between Israel and Hamas

(photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

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Just another fleeting cringe instant for web advertising (movie ad on top of Middle East distress in creating a “share” link).

via NYT: Fighting Escalates Between Israel and Hamas

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I’m thoroughly grateful for the way the great Christopher Morris captured post-9/11 and “War on Terror” America. To be honest, though, I’m not sure he exactly nailed Campaign ‘12. If you take a look at his at “On the Road” slideshow
 at TIME, I see it expressing a little more of the anxiety, pensiveness and “Stepford USA” of the Bush campaigns. 

Nevertheless, this one photo is smashing. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a better take on Romney, the Two America, and how thoroughly disconnected the man demonstrated himself to be from Main Street than this photo taken the day of his sham “non-campaign” hurricane food drive.

But, why post this now, Campaign 12 already consigned to the history books? Because of the challenge of keeping focus on the disconnect as we launch ahead.

(photo: Christopher Morris—VII for TIME caption: Oct. 30, 2012. Supplies donated to the Red Cross at a campaign stop in Kettering, Ohio.)

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I’m thoroughly grateful for the way the great Christopher Morris captured post-9/11 and “War on Terror” America. To be honest, though, I’m not sure he exactly nailed Campaign ‘12. If you take a look at his at “On the Road” slideshow at TIME, I see it expressing a little more of the anxiety, pensiveness and “Stepford USA” of the Bush campaigns. Nevertheless, this one photo is smashing. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a better take on Romney, the Two America, and how thoroughly disconnected the man demonstrated himself to be from Main Street than this photo taken the day of his sham “non-campaign” hurricane food drive. But, why post this now, Campaign 12 already consigned to the history books? Because of the challenge of keeping focus on the disconnect as we launch ahead.

(photo: Christopher Morris—VII for TIME caption: Oct. 30, 2012. Supplies donated to the Red Cross at a campaign stop in Kettering, Ohio.)

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They really believed it. They were ready to get working. Even if it meant using a photo of Obama’s inauguration in their representation of Romney’s special day.

But what this truly underlines is the difference between the science party and the “no science” party. Had they looked at the U.S. Census and read analysis of the popular vote in the last two elections, they would see they overestimated the white vote by 5-6 percent and no pixels would have died in putting up a transition team website.

Clinton wasn’t talking about electoral math or polling when he said “People ask me all the time how we delivered four surplus budgets. What new ideas did we bring? I always give a one-word answer: arithmetic.” My take is that if you can use math in one endeavor, you can use it in another.

via Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire

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 I like this photo of Stacie Laughton, the first transgender woman to be elected to office in New Hampshire. Women candidates have brought about many firsts in New Hampshire electoral history but, like all women running for office, how they look matters. Yet no one is looking at Laughton in this photo. And she won.
via The Manchester Union Leader
(Photo Credit: Simon Rios/Union Leader Correspondent caption:  Selectman Stacie Laughton assists a voter to fill out an affidavit. Voters are required to sign affidavits affirming their identity if they have no means of identification.) 
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I like this photo of Stacie Laughton, the first transgender woman to be elected to office in New Hampshire. Women candidates have brought about many firsts in New Hampshire electoral history but, like all women running for office, how they look matters. Yet no one is looking at Laughton in this photo. And she won.

via The Manchester Union Leader

(Photo Credit: Simon Rios/Union Leader Correspondent caption: Selectman Stacie Laughton assists a voter to fill out an affidavit. Voters are required to sign affidavits affirming their identity if they have no means of identification.)

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It’s interesting to me how the poor were effectively absent during the campaign but they are somehow showing up today in so many voting slideshows, this man at the Los Angeles Mission. Example of representative government — or media wall paper?
(photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters caption: David Klaz stands in line to vote during the U.S. presidential election at Los Angeles Mission’s Anne Douglas Center in Los Angeles, California November 6, 2012.)
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It’s interesting to me how the poor were effectively absent during the campaign but they are somehow showing up today in so many voting slideshows, this man at the Los Angeles Mission. Example of representative government — or media wall paper?

(photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters caption: David Klaz stands in line to vote during the U.S. presidential election at Los Angeles Mission’s Anne Douglas Center in Los Angeles, California November 6, 2012.)

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The still poignant but also familiar photo of the low wage worker sweeping up the campaign venue before or after the hoopla goes down. #TwoAmericas

via: Reuters

(photo: Adrees Latif/Reuters caption: A woman cleans the floor near the stage at McCormick Place, the site for U.S. President Barack Obama’s post election speech, in Chicago, Illinois November 6, 2012. Obama congratulated Republican rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday for running a hard-fought race for the White House and expressed confidence he would win re-election during a stop at a local campaign office to thank volunteers. linked photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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The still poignant but also familiar photo of the low wage worker sweeping up the campaign venue before or after the hoopla goes down. #TwoAmericas

via: Reuters

(photo: Adrees Latif/Reuters caption: A woman cleans the floor near the stage at McCormick Place, the site for U.S. President Barack Obama’s post election speech, in Chicago, Illinois November 6, 2012. Obama congratulated Republican rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday for running a hard-fought race for the White House and expressed confidence he would win re-election during a stop at a local campaign office to thank volunteers. linked photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Tags #Campaign 12    #news    #politics    #photojournalism    #media