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POLITICS!

 

Oh, for Pete's sake!

Did anyone really win???

As an American living in Holland, I'm shaking my head!



POLITICS!

 

Oh, for Pete's sake!

Did anyone really win???

As an American living in Holland, I'm shaking my head!



comments (41)

Lol Ginnie... As a Canadian living in Canada... (just across the lake from the US)... I'm shaking my head!
Ginnie Hart: Man! I don't know whether to laugh or to cry, Jacquelyn!!!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Aug 2011, 00:34
Its a game we all have to pay for and put up with
Ginnie Hart: Not my kind of game, Vintage!!! sad
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 3 Aug 2011, 01:13
I think the pealing paint is a nice metaphor, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I tend to agree, Ray! Thanks.
The lawyers win--they always do... I read the bottom line of your caption and thought it read "I'm shaving my head". smile That didn't seem like you so I looked at it again and now it's clear.
Ginnie Hart: I think shaving my head might make a good statement, Larry! Sigh. smile
politics can really be a dirty game.
Ginnie Hart: So sad but true, I'm afraid, KWB!
Great photo- and soooo fitting! I'm an American living in America- I think my neck is broken... smile
Ginnie Hart: Let's just say it's not always fun or easy being an American, Elizabeth, right?!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Aug 2011, 07:02
Politics is a game they play above our heads, they have the fun and we pay their *&^%$ bills.....
At work we roll our eyes, we read the news in the papers and it is ridiculous that the Republicans are willing to screw up, not only their OWN country but also the world's economy, just to get their way.... sad
Ginnie Hart: It's most interesting to see what the rest of the world is saying while I watch away from 'home'. It's been a debacle of mammouth size. I still can't believe it!!!!!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Aug 2011, 07:16
I have watched this tussle with amazement Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You and me both, Chris. And to think there's nothing we could do about it except watch and hold our collective breath in disbelief.
Hello Ginnie, crossed hands, beautiful light, prions together, amen. Magnificent photo, as usual ! kiss...
Ginnie Hart: Let's hope the crossed hands can now figure out how to work together, Pierrot!!! Merci.
Politics..... Pfffffffffffffffffffff
Ginnie Hart: My sentiment exactly, Marion!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Aug 2011, 07:33
Yes, I watched this struggle, too - it left me breathless - nobody has won - everybody has lost - the deep problems remain - in Europe, too! So I fear we have hard times ahead of us! Let's clinch to the positive sides and tasks...!
Ginnie Hart: The thing is, Philine, there's gotta be a way to 'fix' these issues, right??? Surely it's not that impossible?! (sigh) Let's help each other remain positive and hopeful....
No one won, not the rich, and not the poor, not the world...
Ginnie Hart: That's the thing, Chantal. Nobody won!
i don't even know what's going on in america, seems like they are goin' DOWN tho... nice picture tho
Ginnie Hart: Down the tube is more like it, Elaine. So sad to watch this from afar.... Thanks.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2011, 08:28
The clenched fist shows the frustration felt by many I think. Are their any winners in such a crisis?
Ginnie Hart: It appears not, Alan, from everything I am hearing. It looks like they have their work cut out for them. I just hope and pray Obama/Democrats can convince the Republicans that taxes need to be raised on the wealthy!
Strong image. Do I feel that a new age of insularity beckons?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John, and a good way to put it!
If their poltics were as good as this image Ginnie the good old USA would be a better place.
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make me feel a bit better the day after, Mick! Thanks. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Aug 2011, 09:14
At first I thought this was one had with too many fingers. That could be useful Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, something needs to help, Chad! Anything!!!
Ha! Politics is a dirty game.

Is change really an important part of gaining the people's trust?
Ginnie Hart: So many questions, LC. So little time! (sigh)
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Aug 2011, 13:04
A degree of distance always helps the perspective ;o)
Ginnie Hart: I sure hope that helps, Mike!
With the economy the way it is, no one wins. My situation is the same today as it a week ago, although I'm grateful for what I have and I'm better off than most people, I can't say the situation in Capitol Hill, helped anyone.

I was watching the press conference yesterday and the Sec of Press was throwing out figures of money back in people's 'pockets', I just had to shake my head.

Nice choice of photo though Ginnie smile superb as usual.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Nik. It would be nice to not have to think or worry about this for awhile! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2011, 13:13
This is such a good follow up to 'Justitica'. It's as if this is the fist and strength of a decision made. Wonderful image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. I sure would like to think things can only look up from now!
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Aug 2011, 14:50
Sigh.....Politics.......I wont even start!!!!!but your picture is terrific smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. It'd be very nice if we didn't have to think about it again for a long time
Stunning image Ginnie.

That's what I meant when I said Greece isn't the only ones. According to the daily mail the US is $13.5 trillion in debt which was largely inherited by previous idiots.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Janet. The truth is we actually had a surplus 10 years ago, so yes, Obama inherited a mess. I sure hope he'll be able to do something strategic before presidential elections next year!!!
To an onlooker like me they seemed as though they thought it was all a big game to get one back on Obama, and b$%*"r the ordinary people in the street, (excuse my French!) and our lot are just as bad in the U.K.. What's even more galling is that our BBC treated it as though it was some big game, they "pee" me off as well, that's another technical expression. Anyway you have produced a great image to sum up what everybody here seems to think about it Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was a bit quieter on the news yesterday after the big vote, Brian. Let's hope they now will all get to work and make something meaningful happen! Thanks.
intense close up Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: The whole thing was pretty intense, Fabrizio, wasn't it! Sigh. Grazie.
We get the politicians we deserve Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: UGH! How some people can vote for some of them is beyond me, Bill!
Well - the American people voted this lot in, Ginnie - so what does that say about them? Of course, despicable individuals like Murdoch, polluting minds through Fox News, has something to answer for!
Ginnie Hart: The American people? Some of us did NOT vote for most of them, Tom, and that's the sickening thing about it. Sigh. You'd think some people would learn?! Don't get me started. smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2011, 18:28
one thing is sure as far as my experience is concern, it's always the common people that loses in politics smile
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Maria. So sad to see this happen!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain
  • 3 Aug 2011, 18:58
Living in Holland I think you're well out of it Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Well, I watch the CNN Int'l news every day and sometimes feel helpless, Ingrid! UGH.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2011, 19:46
i'm not even american and i switch channels when i see these politicians on tv.. :/

nice shot too btw.. ;D
Ginnie Hart: I totally understand, Rian! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Aug 2011, 21:02
Yes, well. They cause the poor, they don't support them.
Ginnie Hart: Sad but true in most cases!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2011, 21:57
Politics is fascinating, annoying a depressing in equal measures.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Cherry. I guess we can be thankful we live where we do, even though things aren't ideal. At least they're better than some countries!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 4 Aug 2011, 11:33
I'm surprised that anyone is surprised by the behaviour of politicians. The dictum that "power corrupts" is regretfully too true.

So, if there are there ANY politicians, in ANY country, who aren't self-serving and morally and financially corrupt, then I'll be surprised.
Ginnie Hart: I would LOVE to believe there are some politicians, however few they may be, who really are interested in the betterment of society and the world as we know it. I tend to be cynical but not to the same degree as you...not yet, George. But I do know where you're coming from! Sigh.
Once again, you make a good point. Politics as usual. I wonder why I should expect anything different. You found a wonderful subject to photograph for your post today Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. Lots to think about when it comes to politicians and society in general.
I am a dedicated reader of many of the American political blogs, Ginnie. It saddens me so much to see what has been happening to our southern neighbour. We were thrilled with the election of President Obama, applauded the fact that the majority of voters had regained faith in their country and thought perhaps the U.S. would move on to better things. Now it appears that there is a faction of the population that is out to do its level best to destroy that dream.

You've picked the perfect illustration to accompany your comments, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You couldn't have said it better, Beverly. It makes me sick to my stomach. It's hard to believe there can be such a faction that holds so much power, willing to destroy every gain Obama is trying to make to undo the mess of his previous predecessor! Sigh.

I pray to God there is still hope! Thank you for support in the meantime!
  • ahmad
  • Iran
  • 4 Aug 2011, 13:57
This is an old NOKIA commercial
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think I missed that one, Ahmad. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 4 Aug 2011, 14:24
Been following this too and I too wonder. Love the image with the thought of the crisis in USA.
Ginnie Hart: I do hope there's time in the next few months to do enough to rectify the situation and assure Obama stays for another term. Time is of essence right now! Thanks, Frida.
Wonderful shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, RS.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 4 Aug 2011, 20:01
Politics, a strange game smile
Here and everywhere I think.
It's not my game either.
A beautiful picture, very strong.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Fokko. It's a game that often makes me sich to my stomace, I'm afraid! sad
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 4 Aug 2011, 22:30
the hand of corruption
Ginnie Hart: Sad but so often true, Oscar. Sigh.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 5 Aug 2011, 15:49
F R A T E R N I T E

LoLO
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, LoLO, some of the time! Merci.

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