You know, I typically try to avoid jumping into any topic relating to politics. I have found there are a few subjects just too volatile for my blog. But for the purposes of today's post, I am jumping into the fray of a political firestorm.
Which storm, you ask? There are several to pick from.
NO, not the Fiscal Cliff fiasco. There were a some concessions reducing it's elevation a bit. Now it appears to be more of a Fiscal Gangplank.
NO, no juicy sex scandals for today. (Be patient...I am sure you won't have to wait very long.)
NO, I am not even talking about the new pay raise for Congress.
OK...try one more time.
NO, wrong again. I am not referring to the fact that the Fiscal Cliff debacle gave the algae growers $59 MILLION dollars in tax credits. But to be fair....that is a great guess!
The big scandal this past week was regarding PHOTOSHOP!!!!!
Four women in Congress were late getting to a photo shoot and had to be Photoshopped into the picture. OMG...stop the presses!!! There even had to be a public statement by Nancy Pelosi to explain this deceit to the unsuspecting public.
Now if you are anything like me, you probably have put your complete faith in every news report coming out of Washington DC. I would go so far as to say that I believe the mainstream news with the same "pie-in-the-sky" optimism as I once did when my teenage son, Kiddo #2, would tell me he would be home before curfew. So just imagine the level of my disappointment in learning that a picture of this magnitude of importance wasn't totally accurate. (Part of me feels the need to point out that is is me being sarcastic..but frankly if you haven't figured that out, you are beyond my help.)
|Magically appearing Congress Women|
You might be asking why there are other differences. It wasn't just the four that ended up needing to be digitally inserted. The photographer had to take multiple shots due to the fact the woman kept filtering in.
I have taken the liberty to clean up the photograph a bit, as well.
|click to enlarge: I occasionally see the NEED for Photoshop.|