Frank Underwood is getting the presidential treatment from a real White House photographer.
Pete Souza, who followed Presidents Obama and Reagan around snapping photos, is at it again in Washington, D.C., Monday, where Kevin Spacey, in character as House of Cards’ fictional president, is hitting landmarks in the nation’s capital for a publicity photo shoot for the Netflix series, with Michael Kelly, who plays aide Doug Stamper, in tow. Continue reading »
Regardless of your level of interest in American politics or cultural disconnects, you must recognize the inherent humor of artist Jayson Scott Musson’s social commentary. Whether you love or hate Barack Obama, we should at least be able to agree on how awesome it is that his ‘Magic Tears’ give men more staying power in the sack, no? Continue reading »
President Obama and his family plan to move to a mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, a mere two miles from the White House, when he leaves office in January, according to people familiar with his plans. Continue reading »
Shepard Fairey, whose iconic posters supporting Barack Obama’s 2008 election won him Design of the Year, has a new offering for this Friday’s presidential inauguration. The American graphic designer has applied the same posterised style and palette of red, beige and blue of the Hope imagery to three new designs, created for nonprofit organisation the Amplifier Foundation. Continue reading »
For the last 8 years, Pete Souza has been the Official White House Photographer. Over the course of President Obama’s two terms, Souza estimates he will have taken nearly 2 million photographs. You can find over 6,600 on the White House’s official Flickr account. Souza has captured some incredibly powerful, heartfelt and poignant moments of the President over the last 8 years and a gallery of 16 photos has recently gone viral, claiming to be Souza’s personal favorites. Although he has denied this claim, the photos are still amazing. Continue reading »
If you are a fan of President Obama, you are probably also in the anti-Trump camp for this year’s presidential race—and you are likely to be rather, if not very, upset by how the country would soon be led by President Trump. Continue reading »
Though their 24th wedding anniversary was a month ago, we defy anyone to look at these wedding photos of the Obamas and not feel a little twinge. Barack and Michelle married at Trinity United Church in Chicago on October 3, 1992. Continue reading »
Imgur user jenkinl1302 has created a gallery of Obama pointing out exactly where Waldo is in various scenes. Is he being helpful? Is he ruining it? That’s your call; to me this is just good ol’ Internet humor. Jenkinl1302 says he got the idea from fellow Imgurian @staleman. As for ‘Thanks, Obama’, the phrase is a sarcastic expression that first gained meme momentum back in 2009. Continue reading »
Xiao Jiguo (L), a 29-year-old actor from China’s Sichuan province, impersonates U.S. President Barack Obama as requested by the crew in between a filming, in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou September 18, 2015. Xiao is taking part in the filming of a comedy film in Guangzhou, playing a low-level gangster who looks like Obama. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters) Continue reading »
According to artist Luigi Tarini: “My name is Gigi and I am an Italian based in Krakow. When I don’t work full-time at a corporation, I kill time messing around with pictures in Photoshop. In this blog, you will see Barack Obama and Angela Merkel starring in famous movies, with Vladimir Putin occasionally joining them.” Continue reading »
Jon McNaughton, an artist known for painting provocative images within politics, has released his latest controversial painting of President Barack Obama holding a burning Constitution, in a photo that has gone viral on the Internet.
The newest painting, “One Nation Under Socialism,” shows a smug Obama holding a copy of the Constitution in his hands while it burns. According to McNaughton, Obama’s hands represent “his recognition of what is happening [to the Constitution] as it goes up” [in flames].
According to McNaughton, he chose the title to convey his opinion about the growing trend of socialism in the U.S.
“When the people are willing to sacrifice the next generation for their current lifestyles and allow the federal government to have all the power for an illusory mess of pottage-you have chosen One Nation Under Socialism,” he wrote.
McNaughton said socialism has never worked in the past, also providing a link to an article from The Free Man Online, as to why socialism failed.
“In the history of the world, never has there been a recorded example where Socialism has led to the betterment of the human condition or improved the liberty of the people,” he said.
However, McNaughton said there are other components to this painting though he is not ready to spill all just yet. McNaughton told CBS that this painting “has brought out more feelings among those on both the right and left than my other previous political paintings.”
Jon McNaughton has painted other provocative, and controversial for some, paintings in the past, including one of President Obama stepping on the Constitution.
Cupcakes bearing the likeness of U.S. President Barack Obama are displayed at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum on Obama’s 50th birthday August 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. On Obama’s 50th birthday, the replica Oval Office at Madame Tussauds was decorated with party balloons, streamers and presents, while the figures the Obamas, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey were outfitted with party hats and noisemakers. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama shakes the prosthetic hand of U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Leroy Arthur Petry of Santa Fe, N.M., who received the Medal of Honor for his valor in Afghanistan in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, July 12, 2011. Petry lost his right hand as he tossed aside a live grenade during a 2008 firefight in Afghanistan, sparing the lives of his fellow Army Rangers. (Charles Dharapak / AP) Continue reading »
President Barack Obama sends a tweet as Twitter co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey. In the Twitter town hall, the messages were displayed on a large television screen on the stage, and in the Facebook one, the questions were just read out loud. The Twitter town hall was held at the White House in the East Room and President Obama responded to 22 tweets and posted one himself. Most tweet comments and questions came from average Twitter users. (AP image/Twitter town hall) Continue reading »
Here’s another interesting piece of art being featured at the Manifest Hope Gallery exhibit that is sure to delight gamers, technophiles, and art fags alike. It features the imagery of 8-bit inspired artist Jude Buffum paired up with custom music making . The 2’×2′ canvas of a pixelated Obama logo with the words “New Game” will hang above a boombox with this track playing on a continuous loop. Look and listen!
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