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"Scathing photo of Rand Paul is apparently not photoshopped"

This is really funny to me that they jump to such conclusions. They are freaking out over his fingers being crossed... People are calling him a RINO but that's hardly the case. IDK tell me what you think. My first thought was that he is crossing them hoping things will turn out good.

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To cross one's fingers is a hand gesture commonly used to implore God for protection, as well as to wish for good luck. The gesture is referred to by the common expression "keeping one's fingers crossed" or just "fingers crossed" and has also been historically used in order to allow believers to recognize one another during times of persecution.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
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uh huh

The crossing of fingers in a photo means distress.

It always has. Nothing new here. Soldiers are taught to do this when captured by the enemy to convey that they are in distress when propaganda photos are issued. Rand is conveying a message to you of distress in an effort to disarm his political opponents.

Here's a photo of a soldier doing this very thing to Hillary Clinton...

Cuimhnigh orm, a Dhia, le haghaidh maith.

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Awesome photo


"His views are extreme"

"Extreme," FFS I'm so tired of this line being used for a lukewarm libertarian like Rand Paul. Look, if you wanna use the "left vs right" spectrum to judge politics, it's the ones in the "moderate" middle part of that spectrum who are the extremists. They go about their "moderate" business with absolutely NO principled philosophy and therefore forge ahead laying WASTE to civilization itself. It's the extremist CENTRISTS who are destroying humanity.

The problem with these child-minded "progressives" is that they perceive libertarianism to be all over the left/right spectrum and therefore consider them cunning, deceptive, and extreme, which is why the left/right spectrum is such a dangerous world view. The spectrum, of course, is liberty on the one side and totalitarianism on the other. Rand Paul, for all his annoying flaws is the furthest to the liberty side in the Senate. It confuses the libtards and conservative wackos something fierce.

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Yep exactly.

Yep exactly.

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

Love when old posts are resurrected like this...

Is Rand telling the Liberty movement not to worry, that he is playing politics w the establishment? ...could it be the other way around or any of a million other interpretations. All I know is that is an odd way to cross your fingers.

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

Anybody ever hear the phrase "Keep your fingers crossed."?

As in "Hope for the best outcome."?

Given the opposition he faces - would you expect Rand NOT to keep his fingers crossed?

It's not photoshopped because

It's not photoshopped because when Time published the photo, Rand put on his Facebook something like "Why am I crossin my fingers?" And the Time editor also mentioned that Rand asked to have his fingers crossed in the photo.

It can be interpreted a hundred different ways, only he knows.


How is a photo ever scathing?

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein


one of my favorites. :)

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

Clearly that is a gang sign

Rand is straight 'Crippin on the DL!!!

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

Cross fingers? Surely, not.

To cross one's fingers is a hand gesture commonly used to implore God for protection, as well as to wish for good luck. The gesture is referred to by the common expression "keeping one's fingers crossed" or just "fingers crossed" and has also been historically used in order to allow believers to recognize one another during times of persecution.
Some people, mostly children, also use the gesture to excuse their telling of a white lie. This may have its roots in the belief that the power of the Christian cross might save one from being sent to hell for telling a lie.] A similar belief is that crossing one's fingers invalidates a promise being made.


Im not even a rand fan...... This is what people got to come up with to bash him? Crossed fingers? a joke at best.

Thats a pretty numbskull way of crossing your fingers...

... the middle finger over the forefinger is the way I cross mine. Looks like to me he was scratching his middle finger with his forefinger.

Thanks for Bumping a Failed thread

this thread was dead for months and now u bumped it with a stupid post. great distraction.

The suit does not even fit

The suit does not even fit the body. If his head has not been added to someone else's body, it has at least been distorted lengthwise.


And so it begins, the discrediting and smearing of Rand Paul. Might they be afraid of such a man as Rand Paul? They sure were afraid of Ron Paul!
Let the fight for Truth Begin!!

Let's say he posed for

a photo with his fingers crossed.

It's two sets of fingers crossed that cancel a lie, and usually hidden in some way.

Also, he's not talking, it wouldn't apply to a lie, so it has to be the "good luck" version.

Anyway, I don't even think that's the cover they're going to use, it's some kind of publicity stunt by the magazine to get people to forward it around.

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i donno..

That's a pretty oddly staged/posed photo to not be shopped.. my guess would be that it was...

oh and take a look at how the fingers are crossed and then try to do that way yourself.. is that how you cross your fingers? does anyone cross their fingers like that naturally?? I think it's fake.

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

I do not believe the photo

I do not believe the photo was not photoshopped. I've been using photoshop 10 hours a day for many, many years now and, IMHO, it has been processed!


cripes! I admit I have little computer savvy, but if that photo wasn't photoshopped, something else was done to it! Rand looks emaciated in that suit...and frankly, it doesn't even look like Rand's facial features...

Tired of shenanigans!

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The Blaze trying to manufacture a controversy?

New message of the Republican

New message of the Republican party Senator Rand Paul Should deliver;

You are an independent individual with power. You do not have to cede your power to a collectivist style group like the Democrat party. You can retain your power to determine the course of your own life.

Rand Paul should also stress, he wants to get the African American unemployment rate down from 16% by curtailing the flood of undocumented workers coming across our boarders and getting our border security under control.

About crossed fingers

It could be Photoshopped. But, it does look proportional. Best thing is to hear it from the horses mouth himself.

Meanings of crossing fingers:
1. To implore god for protection.
2. To invoke the protection of the Christian cross
3. To invalidate an argument.
- I used to do this as a joke.. and then i graduated
4. To invoke good luck.
- not too uncommon. "keep your fingers crossed!"

An one quick observation. Nobody really crosses their fingers in that way. So its not the same as a normal crossed finger sign which is middle over pointer. Go ahead and try to put your pointer over your middle to the degree the photo shows. It really isn't that easy and gets painful if you hold it for too long, for me.

ohhh =)

Didn't see your comment about the strangely crossed fingers.. I totally agree with you.

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

Yellow journalism 101. Pure

Yellow journalism 101. Pure deceitfulness.

pan down and check

his toes, iffin they crossed, well look out is all I can say