Photoshop: How Would Your Presidential Portrait Look?

Using photo manipulation software, let's see what you would look like if it was your presidential portrait being released this weekend for your inauguration.

Barack Obama took the oath of office Sunday, renewing his vow to be president of the United States. Monday he will have a public inauguration with considerable more pomp and circumstance.

As the president who won a second term in office, his official White House portrait was taken last month and unveiled on Friday.

It shows Obama smiling in the oval office.

Given that Obama is the first president to have his photo taken with a digital camera, we're thinking we would like to have some digital fun. What would the portrait look like if you were the president?

To get started, we've included the original here, as well as a local editor at Patch and some dude who had a pretty good run as king. Using Photoshop, or another tool such as Gimp or the online photo-editing site Pixlr, take your mugshot and stick it above Obama's collar.

Afterall, anyone can grow up to become president, right?

JustUs January 21, 2013 at 04:43 PM
That's another reason America is doomed. One of the primary deciding factors of how the typical American voter chooses the President is by his looks or outward appearance, not by his thought process or by the solutions he has to fix the nation. I think the last real ugly President was had was LBJ. Had Kennedy not been shot he wouldn't have had a snowball's chance. So, as unfair as it sounds, it's probably not a great idea for ugly people to run for elected office. I know, that sounds discriminatory. But there are times when we have to fact the harsh realities of life. That is unless you can get Congress to pass anti-discriminatory legislation that protects ugliness. If you can get that done, more power to ya! heh. :^)
tiny January 21, 2013 at 05:11 PM
This is related to a picture of politics: I think Warren Buffet is saying now debt is not a problem. Well, US Treasuries are one of the most senior forms of collateral used by the big banks to backstop the $600 to $1500 trillion (hard to get exact numbers) derivatives market. So by the Fed "printing" 85 billion/month, (40 billion direct and 45 billion buying mortgage backed securities from big banks who by Treasuries), this is likely why Warren Buffet is saying debt is not a problem. They've GOT to have this money stream. No other choice for them.
tiny January 21, 2013 at 05:13 PM
... buy ..
JustUs January 21, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Yes, Tiny. Anyone who knows anything about economics or the variables that go into GDP understands that $1 of debt = $1 of deficit reduction as far as the negative impact on GDP. In other word's the more debt a nation acquires after a certain point - the greater damage that is done to GDP. And, at the same time, if we balanced the budget tomorrow it would have a significant negative impact on GDP - but we would eventually work our way out of it and recover. The problem with accumulating debt is that it's cumulative and the larger it gets the MORE damage it does to the economy in the long run. What happens if they can't artificially contain the interest rates and they go to historical norms of 6%? That mean we would have to spend nearly a TRILLION DOLLARS annually to merely SERVICE that debt. And that would be about 28% of our current Federal budget! heh. The problem is that they are doing NOTHING to reduce the debt and the 'quanitative easing' or money printing of $85 BILLION per month is necessary to keep the economy's head above water (barely). Very, very, very dangerous. It is a classic ponzi scheme. And like with a heroin addict - the injections have to INCREASE to get the same high. If they stop the addict goes into convulsions. But if the injections are INCREASED - his liver eventually fails and he dies. That is the dilemma we find ourselves in today.
Matt Gaffney January 21, 2013 at 05:52 PM
DICK Nixon? He was no day at the beach.
JustUs January 21, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Nixon was Rudolph Valentino compared to LBJ. You must be blind.
tiny January 21, 2013 at 06:23 PM
JustUs, you're thinking on money and economy is common but confused. Money should be used to facilitate the economy, but today they are almost totally divorced from one another. For instance all the funny money creation is only going to the large banks to back all their financial obligations. Almost nothing is being directed into the real economy, which in large measure has been outsourced. So the inflation hasn't really hit because it's not being applied into the economy. But at some point all the big money people will start losing faith in the monopoly money, (monopoly money means it is just paper with little economic backing), and this is when.....things get rough.
tiny January 21, 2013 at 08:44 PM
....your... What I do is piece words together and then adjust. And I'm happy to have a idea product that feels right and submit without the extra work. But the ideas I think are clear.
JustUs January 21, 2013 at 09:07 PM
"JustUs, you're thinking on money and economy is common but confused" Money makes an economy, tiny. That's why economists study monetary theory. Because it's all intertwined. Like a badly woven spider web. " For instance all the funny money creation is only going to the large banks to back all their financial obligations." Yes. But the monetary ponzi also being used to artificially pump up the stock market to keep the large pension funds afloat. Another downturn like in 2008 and the pension funds go "poof". But all this is temporary. Because no matter how much the gamers want to ignore it, Mr. Math waits right outside the central control room with a huge sledgehammer in his hands. And Mr. Math ALWAYS gets the last laugh. A system cannot manipulate the 'free hand' without evenually paying a HUGE price. This is all common sense. " So the inflation hasn't really hit because it's not being applied into the economy" Baloney. Have you seen grocery prices lately? The prices are either going UP or the containers are getting smaller selling for the same price. Have you looked at the medical costs? The largest CA health insurers have asked for 25% premium increases on their most popular plans. Gas prices? $3.50/regular is considered a BARGAIN today. No inflation??? You're dreaming. The only thing not being inflated are wages in the private sector. heh. :^)
tiny January 21, 2013 at 09:21 PM
... you're was correct. Wow, maybe there's a reason? JustUs: "Money makes an economy." - does the period go before the "? People make an economy. A person discovers a better way of doing things. Then applies that to an economic process that then increases the productive power of labor. "That's why economists study monetary theory." - And look at their record. How do you think we've been transformed from the world's most productive nation to only a fraction of what we were, without hardly a peep? One reason is the economists are saying we've had all this growth for the last decades while the exact opposite is occuring. They are counting the money for one.
JustUs January 21, 2013 at 09:28 PM
Oh, I see, Tiny. Now you purport to change the "laws of economics" that have been taught in all business schools for since Adam Smith right here on the Patch comment board, eh? I think our conversation is done on this topic.
tiny January 21, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Roosevelt uses the RFC, (Reconstuction Finance Corp), to direct money to specific useful economic projects. Hamilton sets up the First National Bank for the same real economic development purposes. Lincoln with greenbacks - don't know the specifics. The PRIMARY way the few get economic control over the many is by controlling the money and to get people to believe that making money at anything is a virtue. So having a 1 quadrillion dollar derivatives casino is morally equivalent to getting money to NASA. It ain't and the results end the same way.
JustUs January 21, 2013 at 10:05 PM
You're as bad as Kampathy. You make a comment and I refute it with FACTS. And then you completely gloss over it or ignore it completely. When you want to have a REAL discussion, let me know, ok?
tiny January 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM
M Perez January 22, 2013 at 12:41 AM
JustUs, why so negative all the time? Too much time on your hands?
tiny January 22, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Sorry to those I've offended. I'm not saying everything I could be because it's a dif. county now. Maybe others are doing similar. Don't know.
tiny January 23, 2013 at 05:09 AM
Wacky fun with Max & Stacy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqXwv6fcu4Y
craig adams January 24, 2013 at 04:25 PM
I think your posts are hilarious. Keep up the good work!


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