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Pelosi Defends Doctored Photo (Satire)
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2013 | John Semmens

Posted on 01/04/2013 6:13:49 PM PST by John Semmens

A photo of the 61 female members of Congress including the photo-shopped images of four absentees was defended by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) who says that the altered image “more accurately portrayed reality than the unaltered actual photo.”

“Sometimes what you see isn't as true as what you should see,” Pelosi explained. “Since we now have the technology to seamlessly correct the official record it would be foolish for us not to use it.”

The Minority Leader brushed aside criticisms that altering official history in this manner recalls a practice used by the former Soviet Union. “Just because the Soviet Union was disliked by many on the American right-wing doesn't mean that everything they did was a bad idea,” she said. “There could be very good reasons for erasing or inserting certain persons in official photos. With everything being digital these days modifying the record is simplicity itself.”

In related news, Pelosi asserted that “one of the biggest problems we have in Congress is that many of those in the Republican Caucus don't believe in government. I'm not saying that they don't believe that government exists. They just lack confidence that government is willing and able to provide optimal solutions to society's problems. They persist in the delusion that leaving individuals free to make their own choices is better than letting government with its virtually inexhaustible power and expertise decide what's best for the whole.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/125764-2013-01-04-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-january-6-2013.htm


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: 113th; communism; democrats; photoshop; plosive; satire; truth

1 posted on 01/04/2013 6:13:56 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 21twelve; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; 43north; ...

ping


2 posted on 01/04/2013 6:16:01 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

that “technology to seemlessly correct the official record” was, it seems, only in an early developmental stage when O released his so-called “birth certificate” -— ?


3 posted on 01/04/2013 6:16:41 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 21twelve; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; 43north; ...

ping


4 posted on 01/04/2013 6:16:53 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 21twelve; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; 43north; ...

ping


5 posted on 01/04/2013 6:17:54 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

I think this time you accidentally left out the satire part. :-)


6 posted on 01/04/2013 6:20:08 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Real republicans are loyal to the core principles of the republic. www.aprealrepublicans.com)
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To: John Semmens

"The altered image more accurately portrays reality than the unaltered actual photo.”

7 posted on 01/04/2013 6:21:09 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: John Semmens

Pelosi Defends Doctored Photo

Well, she's the expert, having defended her doctored face all these years...
8 posted on 01/04/2013 6:26:43 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: John Semmens

Removing the moustaches, hairy legs and hairy armpits does help improve the picture a little. However, it does lose the bag lady reunion effect.


9 posted on 01/04/2013 6:27:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the ping John.


10 posted on 01/04/2013 6:28:15 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

In-effing believable...
Yeah, maybe we should see:
Obozo’s BC
How Osama bought it and the at-sea burial
How Biden got so damn rich to live in a “compound”
Obozocare hidden taxes
Obozo’s college transcripts and loan apps
Need I continue???
How do these people get away with this?


11 posted on 01/04/2013 6:31:23 PM PST by matginzac
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To: John Semmens
So, what's new? Pelousy defends all things doctored!

I don't believe there is one thing close to reality about this person.

12 posted on 01/04/2013 6:31:23 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: John Semmens

Photoshop. It’s like botox for pictures.


13 posted on 01/04/2013 6:36:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: John Semmens

Leviticus 19:11
You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.

Colossians 3:9
Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices,


14 posted on 01/04/2013 6:38:22 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: John Semmens

Well done.


15 posted on 01/04/2013 6:39:34 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: John Semmens; humblegunner

Humblegunner,

Wish you’d add these Satire posts to your list of FR posts that piss you off...

It sure would be great if “(Satire)” would be added to subject line, much like our standard of having (Vanity) in the subject line. I’ll see a subject of interest, click on it, wait... wait for it to load..., then start reading the post until I realize it’s satire. The keyword tags are so small and are intended for the search function.


16 posted on 01/04/2013 6:44:20 PM PST by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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To: John Semmens

Piglosi’s a “target rich environment”, ain’t she John? ;-)


17 posted on 01/04/2013 6:49:25 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: John Semmens

Can someone with computer skills please photoshop in the brooms?


18 posted on 01/04/2013 6:51:38 PM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: John Semmens
Since we now have the technology to seamlessly correct the official record it would be foolish for us not to use it.

Image #1 (below) is of Nikolai Yezhov (right) with Josef Stalin.

Image #2 (below) is the same image, retouched by Soviet technicians, after Yezhov had been executed.

This practice was common, during Stalins' reign.

That Nancy Pelosi see nothing wrong with similar manipulation of official photos, speaks volumes about her, and her party.

19 posted on 01/04/2013 7:07:16 PM PST by holymoly (Gun-grabbers can have my guns & ammo, one round at a time. Molon labe, punks.)
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To: John Semmens

At first I was like, “Well, they are actual members that were just late or unavailable so they were photoshopped in later so that the representation is accurate.” But then, I was like, “Why do the dems not care if everything is fake and inaccurate in every other area of life, but this has to be photoshopped??” It’s because they are such manipulative pieces of cr@p.

lLiberals lie. And then lie some more.


20 posted on 01/04/2013 7:07:34 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: John Semmens

In the early days of the Bolshevik Revolution, Comrade Stalin (lower right) had few friends and was forced to labor alone. Eventually, he found one friend (lower left) who would assist him him in his efforts for the Russian people. Together, these two friends made contact with a third (upper right). Eventually, many revolutionalies came to appreciate Stalin's genius, and he had a great many friends (upper left).

21 posted on 01/04/2013 7:12:00 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: John Semmens
If doctoring photos was good enough for Stalin and Hitler (though they removed people from the photos, rather than adding them), then it's good enough for Pelosi!

Mark

22 posted on 01/04/2013 7:20:32 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: John Semmens

Satire Shoe!


23 posted on 01/04/2013 7:25:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: BigDaddyTX; John Semmens

A clear *Satire* indicator would be nice. John, as much as I love your writing, there are people here who don’t get the satire part and go and post these gems as Real News somewhere else. Or blow a gasket here! Truly shows your talent.

I once wrote a satire piece about a Free Speech Waiting Period and too many people took it seriously!


24 posted on 01/04/2013 7:41:04 PM PST by DBrow
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To: John Semmens

Whoa!!!! I almost posted a reply.

Dirty dawg.

Good one.


25 posted on 01/04/2013 7:42:04 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Are you certain about the chronology of the photos?

  1. Upper Left - After Revolution
  2. Upper Right - After first purge
  3. Lower Left - After second purge
  4. Lower Right - After third purge

26 posted on 01/04/2013 7:55:15 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: reg45
This is a satire thread. I told the history backwards. On purpose.

Stalin had the habit of removing people from photographs. Pelosi just added people to a photograph. So I told the story backwards, to make Stalin and Pelosi do the same thing. It's satire, remember?

27 posted on 01/04/2013 8:27:51 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: BigDaddyTX

That’s what makes these so fun.

I almost got trapped but, then thought “Whoa! Wait a minute. That sounds almost too stoopit to be true”.

I bailed on my response, looked at the poster and was glad I didn’t respond. I would’ve looked even number than I already am.


28 posted on 01/04/2013 8:29:26 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Revolting cat!

Satire Shoe? LOL ....WTH?


29 posted on 01/04/2013 8:32:00 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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30 posted on 01/04/2013 8:41:14 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: John Semmens

Pelosi: You have to take the photo before you can know who is in it.


31 posted on 01/04/2013 8:43:31 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (I followed the money - it led to the central bankers... the same group who founded the CFR in 1921)
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To: smokingfrog

*chuckle*

Queen Nan looks her most elegant best!


32 posted on 01/04/2013 8:44:06 PM PST by berdie
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To: berdie

More here.

http://twitchy.com/2013/01/04/snort-helpful-photoshoppers-doctor-pics-for-fake-but-accurate-nancy-pelosi/


33 posted on 01/04/2013 8:56:06 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: John Semmens

‘Rats lie routinely anyway - what’s one more phony photo.....


34 posted on 01/04/2013 8:57:29 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: John Semmens

bfl


35 posted on 01/04/2013 9:37:15 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: BigDaddyTX
It sure would be great if “(Satire)” would be added to subject line

Semi news/Semi satire in red at the top not enough for you to see?

36 posted on 01/04/2013 10:54:06 PM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: John Semmens

LOL John


37 posted on 01/05/2013 4:51:04 AM PST by wastedyears (My life mostly completely turned around in a few weeks. Now to leave NY...)
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To: John Semmens

Hey san fran nan, can we use modern technology to photoshop the two grifters out of the white hut too?


38 posted on 01/05/2013 6:22:51 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: BigDaddyTX
Wish you’d add these Satire posts to your list of FR posts that piss you off...

Well, it's not excerpted. That kind of gets it a pass.

While the war on blogpimping has been wildly successful,
branching out into other areas might be pushing it a bit.

Nothing prevents you from starting your own vigilante action, though... ;-)

39 posted on 01/05/2013 7:04:37 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: John Semmens; All

Of course Botox Nan is fine with anything being “doctored”...


40 posted on 01/05/2013 7:29:50 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: John Semmens

LOL, well done John.

Real quote from Pelosi: “And not only were they women, but they reflected the beautiful diversity of our country.”

She added Wasserman Schultz to the altered photo. That should definitely alter the beauty aspect.


41 posted on 01/05/2013 9:08:41 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: John Semmens

This is just too funny. Thanks again, John, for the ping.


42 posted on 01/05/2013 12:42:03 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens

‘The Minority Leader brushed aside criticisms that altering official history in this manner recalls a practice used by the former Soviet Union. “Just because the Soviet Union was disliked by many on the American right-wing doesn’t mean that everything they did was a bad idea,” she said. “There could be very good reasons for erasing or inserting certain persons in official photos. With everything being digital these days modifying the record is simplicity itself.”’

Sounds like something SanFranNan would actually say in reality.


43 posted on 01/05/2013 3:16:33 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: DBrow

Thank you, that’s exactly my point. They are very creative and effective satire but what’s the harm in helping us out a little?


44 posted on 01/06/2013 2:39:04 PM PST by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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To: BigDaddyTX; DBrow; humblegunner; John Semmens
In the words of that famous social commentator...FogHorn LegHorn:

"Stand up Son, Stand up I say...You're built too low. The fast ones go over your head. Ya got a hole in your glove. I keep pitchin' 'em and you keep missin' 'em. Ya gotta keep your eye on the ball. Eye. Ball. I almost had a gag, son. Joke, that is.I keep pitchin em and you keep missin em."


45 posted on 01/06/2013 6:38:15 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: BigDaddyTX

John pointed out that “satire” appears three times in the post.


46 posted on 01/06/2013 6:44:53 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Tainan
Which one is a "Satire" thread? I KNOW "Satire" is in red letters in the source ID and keyword list... My point is that you don't see those until AFTER you open the thread to read. Even then, how many of you first check the source and keywords when you open a thread of interest BEFORE you start reading? I’d bet none of us do. I’m NOT knocking his threads or talent for writing effective and entertaining satire, I’m not sure why folks seem offended by my request. By opening threads that are misleading with very tempting titles, I’m wasting my time/cycles and JimR/FR is wasting it’s cycles. It really is a simple request that doesn't take away from the quality or effectiveness of his writings, another poster said that folks have mistaken satire threads as gospel and cross posted on external sites as such. That is a testament to the superior quality of satire and also the misleading way they are posted, albeit unintentional.
47 posted on 01/06/2013 8:01:36 PM PST by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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To: BigDaddyTX
New policy for satire posts.

<blink><font size=+7 color=red>Satire</font></blink>

Satire

48 posted on 01/07/2013 10:14:49 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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