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Monday, July 25, 2016

"Deceptive political campaign posters..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #139)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Obama Da Dog!
Kimo's world #139~Blog #1815
Deceptive political campaign posters

Tis the season, my favorite season. Political junkies like myself  relish this time of year as a football fan looks forward to the playoffs.  Not only is this an election year on Kaua'i for the 2 year county council seats but it is a presidential election. 

Cruising through Kapaa town on my bicycle I get to observe the many campaign signs littering the frontage of many Kuhio highway properties. 

The one thing that really bothers me are the campaign posters that in many instances make the candidates look years younger than they currently are. This is because the photos are many years and many pounds less than what they currently look like. One candidate I will not mention by name has a photo that must be 10-15 years old.
Political signs like these can be seen
  all over the Island. The photos in many
 instances looks years younger than
 the candidate running.

Woman politicians use to be the primary culprits of this narcissistic act of vanity but it did not take their male counterparts long to catch on.

Politics begins with the campaign poster. If the politician running is going to be deceptive from the start in a campaign poster, how else will they be deceptive? Can I ever trust them?

I believe there should be some sort of ordinance or law that all campaign photos cannot be more than  6 months old.That is not to much to ask in this day in age of smart phones, social media and selfies. 

Ask yourself a simple question; If the politician will deceive you in a photo before he or she is even in office, how will they deceive you  if God forbid they ever win and take office?

P.S.~~~~~ From Snopes!
Obama's Half-Brother Says He’s Voting for Donald Trump (Snopes-Fact checked!)

President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik, also known as Abongo or Roy, is about three years older than his more famous half-sibling. (The two men had the same father but different mothers.) Barack and Malik did not grow up together, as Malik was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, while Barack was born in Hawaii and lived in the United States and Indonesia. They did not meet for the first time until 1985, when they were in their mid-20s; each served as best man at the other's wedding, but they appear to have had little contact with each other in recent years.

Malik Obama sought to capitalize on his now-famous surname by running for governor of the Kenyan county of Siaya in 2013, but he was defeated in that election by a wide margin. He made headlines in the U.S. in July 2016 when he announced to the New York Post that he would be voting not for his brother's putative Democratic successor, Hillary Clinton, but for Republican candidate Donald Trump:

President Obama’s Kenyan half-brother wants to make America great again — so he’s voting for Donald Trump.

“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Malik Obama told The Post from his home in the rural village of Kogelo. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”

Obama, 58, a longtime Democrat, said his “deep disappointment” in his brother Barack’s administration has led him to recently switch allegiance to “the party of Lincoln.”

The last straw, he said, came when FBI Director James Comey recommended not prosecuting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her use of a private e-mail servers while secretary of state.

“She should have known better as the custodian of classified information,” said Obama.

He’s also annoyed that Clinton and President Obama killed Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy, whom he called one of his best friends.

Lately, family ties seem to be frayed. Obama, who was best man at the president’s wedding, said he spoke to his brother a year ago and was miffed that he did nothing to help his own foray into politics when he ran for governor of the southwestern Kenyan county of Siaya in 2013.

Malik Obama lost the race, and spent $20,000 of his own money on the unsuccessful campaign.
Many onlookers have questioned whether Malik Obama is even eligible to vote in the United States, as he lives in, and has run for government office in, Kenya. But according to the Post, Malik is a frequent visitor to the U.S. and is registered to vote in Maryland:

Obama plans to trek back to the US to vote for Trump in November. Obama used to live in Maryland, where he worked for many years as an accountant and is registered to vote there, public records show.

Hana Hou, Encore!