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Some lawmakers see waste hanging in hallowed halls
Richmond Times-Dispatch (&LA Times) ^ | September 15, 2013 | National & World News

Posted on 09/15/2013 5:56:38 AM PDT by kevcol

WASHINGTON The capital is full of portraits of government officials, sometimes more than one of the same person.
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an effort is underway to put an end to the practice of taxpayers footing the bill for the commissioned paintings. The measure is dubbed the Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting, or EGO, Act.

Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., introduced it after reports that the Environmental Protection Agency spent $38,350 for former administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s portrait.

“Lisa Jackson can borrow my camera for free,” he suggested.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesdispatch.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: billcassidy; epa; lisajackson; louisiana; taxes; waste
Look what we (the 43% who actually pay taxes) bought!


also recently (8/28) "Lisa Jackson Hires Lawyer for Email Concealment Fiasco".
1 posted on 09/15/2013 5:56:38 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Not to mention the human waste occupying elective office and bureaucratic jobs in those same hallowed halls.


2 posted on 09/15/2013 6:07:59 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: kevcol

Nice painting of Lisa Jackson. Is that white cloud supposed to be fumes coming from her crotch area?


3 posted on 09/15/2013 6:14:30 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: kevcol

It doesn’t look all that much like her. Maybe it’s Richard Windsor in drag.


4 posted on 09/15/2013 6:29:29 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: kevcol
Environmental Protection Agency spent $38,350 for former administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s portrait.

Looking at Reply #1, I'd say they got ripped off.

Rep. Cassidy has a good idea.

If the employees of the EPA want to spring for Lisa's portrait, no prob. There are 17,000 of them. $2.25 each. Less than lunch.

5 posted on 09/15/2013 6:51:03 AM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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To: kevcol

How about nailing the officials on the walls?


6 posted on 09/15/2013 6:53:48 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: upchuck

I believe their booking pictures in prison should suffice. Rather wasting money on portraits of these felonious idiots, spend it on prosecuting them for their crimes against Free America, Free Americans and the Constitution.


7 posted on 09/15/2013 6:55:04 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Beagle8U

LOL! I wondered about that too.

Weird—very weird.......


8 posted on 09/15/2013 7:02:01 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: kevcol

That’s quite a stream she has flowin there.


9 posted on 09/15/2013 7:16:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kevcol
If a daguerrotype was good enough for Lewis Cass, it's good enough for any subsequent government employee... elected or appointed. Since most of the current administration are thieves or traitors - de facto if not de jure - a simple mug shot is not only sufficient, but serendipitous.

Mr. niteowl77

10 posted on 09/15/2013 7:17:30 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("There's nothing a vulture hates more than biting into a glass eye.")
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To: kevcol

Just damn.


11 posted on 09/15/2013 7:24:20 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: upchuck
If the employees of the EPA want to spring for Lisa's portrait, no prob. There are 17,000 of them. $2.25 each. Less than lunch.

Good idea. Or, we probably have some convicted art forgers in US prisons that could crank one out for a few dollars worth of water colors. /s

12 posted on 09/15/2013 7:25:05 AM PDT by ken in texas (Obama schedule- Nice weather: golf, else play spades with Reggie)
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To: kevcol

Please tell me that portrait has been very sloppily photoshopped. Is that a rushing waterfall that jumped off the river or is it some funky odor coming off her?

I don’t understand the door either. Coming out of the closet? Makes no sense. The half of the door isn’t proportional to the bottom.


13 posted on 09/15/2013 7:33:16 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: kevcol
***WASHINGTON The capital is full of portraits of government officials, sometimes more than one of the same person.****

Not long ago it was found that modern portraits of DEMOCRATS were much bigger than those of Republicans. Often HUGE paintings taking up a full wall, of irrelevant Democrats.

14 posted on 09/15/2013 7:35:15 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: bgill
No, its the actual portrait: LINK.

Here's a nice one:

15 posted on 09/15/2013 8:15:16 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Given the fact that the wet one (the spouse of O Dark Won) is so wide, did this portrait cost us double. Two half portraits at a special price? What was the cost of this particular one ....exactly? And if more red is used than black, does this increase the cost and if so to what extent


16 posted on 09/15/2013 8:25:44 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: kevcol

She certainly can pee uphill most impressively.


17 posted on 09/15/2013 8:40:20 AM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: kevcol

odd looking— it looks like a stream of air is coming out of her crotch area LOL...


18 posted on 09/15/2013 10:54:24 AM PDT by Engedi
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To: kevcol

Don’t know what the artist was trying to do there, but maybe he/she should have stood back and looked at it a time or two.


19 posted on 09/15/2013 11:00:54 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: kevcol

Did she have to ‘go’ that bad?


20 posted on 09/15/2013 11:01:52 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks kevcol.
The measure is dubbed the Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting, or EGO, Act.

21 posted on 09/15/2013 11:17:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: kevcol

Smoke on the water.... fire in her crotch...


22 posted on 09/15/2013 5:51:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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