The arrival of the world's greatest artist

  

Category:  Op/Ed

By:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  88 comments

The arrival of the world's greatest artist
One art dealer, Marc Straus, told the Post that “nobody” without professional training or experience in the art field would fetch prices that high for their first art show. “My take was [the paintings] weren’t bad at all. But there’s a yawning gap between not bad and something fabulous,” Mr Straus said.

It is very rare for the work of a novice painter to fetch $500,000. Usually that only happens when a painter has died, but not so in the unique case of Hunter Biden. Some may have thought he was dead, but it turns out he was only sleeping it off. You see, Hunter only became a painter about a month ago after emerging from bed with a vicious hangover. Hunter plans to sell pieces of his own artwork later this year at a private sale and is asking for as much as $75,000 to $500,000 for some of his very first paintings.

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The aspiring artist Hunter Biden

In the picture above you may notice two of his most recent works. The one on the left is assumed to be a painting of what he found on his bed after a night of all night partying. The one to the right represents something hanging from his crack pipe. I'm sure some are wondering how & why his paintings are attracting such enormous sums of money?  Some have recently asked who is offering that kind of money?  Some, like former Obama ethics chief Walter Shaub have been critical of a deal made with a private art dealer, which involves an agreement negotiated with help from the Biden administration to keep the sales of the artwork wholly confidential with out even Mr Biden knowing the prices for which the pieces sold.

“So instead of disclosing who is paying outrageous sums for Hunter Biden’s artwork so that we could monitor whether the purchasers are gaining access to government, the WH tried to make sure we will never know who they are. That’s very disappointing.”. .....Walter Shaub

The msm is again in hibernation mode.


In the meantime Hunter Biden is leapfrogging over Van Gogh, Goya and Rembrandt with Michelangelo now in his sights!


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Vic Eldred
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1  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Wherever he goes, whatever he does, money comes his way.

He truly has the Midas Touch!

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

at least he doesn't have a job in the white house, but I yield to the expertise of the worshipers of the last administration when it comes to questionable financial dealings.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.1  CB   replied to  devangelical @1.1    3 weeks ago

Not even striving to be in the public spotlight or celebrity rag limelight, but here's Hunter dragged out for public humiliation (and scorn) by none other than our very own "opinion writer."

We all have scoundrels in our families, if it is not so, let that scandal-less one be the first to declare it so and I will tell him or her that is untrue.  Joe Biden is president and because he is an honorable, durable, responsible leader (who does not practice lies and deceits beyond what is proper discretion for a leader) we do not look to his son as an extension of his character.

Of course, father loves now his ONLY son and son loves father. Is that not the way it should be: "Through thick and thin; good and bad; good health and sickness"? Of course, it should be! It's family! And there ain't nothing quite as wholesome as blood-relationships.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  CB @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

 I prefer commentator.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.3  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.2    3 weeks ago

Well, it's an op/ed piece and you are its writer. So. . . .

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.4  Greg Jones  replied to  devangelical @1.1    3 weeks ago

The whole corrupt Biden crime family has conflicts of interest and questionable financial dealings worldwide. When the Republicans retake the House, an investigation should be launched.

Evidence for a Biden impeachment is growing

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  CB @1.1.3    3 weeks ago

Let's put my title aside for a minute. Did you happen to note what Obama's ethics chief thought about the sales agreement forged by the White House?

Any thoughts on that?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.6  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.4    3 weeks ago
When the Republicans retake the House, an investigation should be launched.

The time for that was when the New York Post raised the pertinent questions about Hunter's China deal.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.7  Greg Jones  replied to  CB @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.8  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  CB @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

Have you seen his "art"? $500K for one of those pieces of shit? Only because of who his father is FFS. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but damn. I guess it is also in the eye of the influence buyer. And more than likely they know with his past drug use, they may live to see the value go up should he pass away.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.9  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.7    3 weeks ago

Let's face it Greg, Hunter is tough to defend. Even Perry Mason would refuse his retainer.

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.10  Ender  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.9    3 weeks ago

I will admit he looks like a total creep in that bedroom pic.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.11  CB   replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.4    3 weeks ago

That is just ridiculous.  All the more reason why some conservatives should just go straight to "H."  I am completely tired of a federal house/senate that investigates why we 'stew' out here in the public. You may (or may not) have four more years to add to the waste of best minds in D.C. since "do nothing" congresses became fashionable, but I want to live and die believing this country is an efficient land with durable leadership!

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.12  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.5    3 weeks ago

No thoughts on it. Don't know about it. And what does it have to do with Hunter Biden, nevertheless? Is this a reach?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.13  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ender @1.1.10    3 weeks ago

I was referring to the unending influence peddling.

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.14  Ender  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.13    3 weeks ago

Eh, he don't get any more than any others in the same position.

Difference is he seems to not be very bright.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.15  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  CB @1.1.12    3 weeks ago
And what does it have to do with Hunter Biden

I don't really know where to begin. What do you think Hunter Biden knows about "energy" or "art?"

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.16  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ender @1.1.14    3 weeks ago
Eh

The Chinese offered him $10 Million just to introduce people.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.17  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  CB @1.1.11    3 weeks ago
You may (or may not) have four more years to add to the waste of best minds in D.C

Their minds, it seems, lost that classification of "best minds" when they WENT to D.C. They were fine when they left their states/districts.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.18  CB   replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.8    3 weeks ago

I don't appreciate your passing all kinds of personal judgements on whatever it is that Hunter sold. I have not seen it. (You are welcome to give it a 'show' and I will see it if you wish and okay with the seeder.) You do not have any proof that it is because his father is anybody! And I don't know what FFS is.

I am going to take a wild stab and say that Hunter could have sold so. . . . insert choice of body part here. . . and the deal was done. Or, maybe Hunter is a good persuader. In spite of that, so what if he used influence to get rich?  People are on television right this moment telling, peddling, selling (books, articles, swag) as part of who they are - utilizing Warhol's motto: "15 minutes of fame."

And some conservatives want to talk about every other child, but not that 'one's children. I won't even go there because it ain't worth it today.

It is shameful, that like some old men or women sitting on a front porch on a cool/hot day in the south in rocking chairs - this is what goes for gossip 'today.'

Picking at a leader's child because there is nothing 'rotten' to diss about the President!

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.19  Ender  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.16    3 weeks ago

Still no different to me than Ivanka and her patents in China.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.20  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  CB @1.1.18    3 weeks ago

This may help you feel better:

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"The White House has helped created a plan to sell the art work of President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden to unnamed buyers –an effort to stop new questions and concerns about the son using his father's name to make money.

Hunter Biden's high-paying post with the Ukraine natural gas company Burisma Holding in part while his father was vice president, frequently raised questions during the 2020 presidential election cycle about whether Biden got the job because of his name. 

New York Gallery owner Georges Berges has agreed not to reveal any information about those who purchase Biden's artwork, including price. He has also agreed to reject any suspicious offers, such as those way over the asking price, according to   The New York Times .

Critics of the plans have raise questions about how it will be enforce and about whether it goes far enough in establishing a distance between the son and the White House."




What we don't know won't hurt us. It's so easy for Joe Biden isn't it?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.21  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ender @1.1.19    3 weeks ago

A world of difference and we all know it!

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.22  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.13    3 weeks ago
I was referring to the unending influence peddling.

maybe he should use that money for a down payment on a failing DC hotel, before it's seized by the IRS...

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.23  Ender  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.21    3 weeks ago

How so? You think Ivanka would have gotten patents without who her father was?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.24  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ender @1.1.23    3 weeks ago
How so?

Because if Ivanka did anything near what Hunter had done we would of had two investigations and a third impeachment for her father. 

Neither of them are the topic, so let us hear your defense of this POS drug addict, who just keeps doing the same thing over & over - influence peddling!.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.25  CB   replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.7    3 weeks ago

What the 'cluck'? And a 'nuthin' burger get cheap votes? Oh wow!

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.26  Ender  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.24    3 weeks ago

It seems some would rather be partisan than see truth.

Again, he is not the only one that engages in such things nor will he be the last.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.27  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ender @1.1.26    3 weeks ago
It seems some would rather be partisan than see truth.

Yes, it would seem so.

Hunter seems to be made of teflon. 

No one can defend him, yet nobody can touch him.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.28  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.9    3 weeks ago

Well, there would have to be evidence of a crime and following that 'hot' trail would take us to the full transcript of a (Trump) phone call with the President of Ukraine in 2019-2020 thereabouts. Ready? Set? Nevermind?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.29  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  CB @1.1.28    3 weeks ago

Another who can't defend Hunter.


Can't anyone defend Hunter's influence peddling?

Anyone?

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.30  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.27    3 weeks ago
No one can defend him, yet nobody can touch him.

golly, I wonder who set that legal precedent...

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.31  CB   replied to  Ender @1.1.14    3 weeks ago

It's mostly politician (and democratic ones at that) who have their kinfolk and family dissed and innuendo-ed by the judgmental Right. Can't damage the target: go after their family "dead weight." Slay him or her in the media/cablenews/social media.

It's some kind of some conservative axiom or other. (Smile.)

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.32  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ender @1.1.19    3 weeks ago

Not to you. We Know.

Can anyone defend Hunter without invoking Donald Trump?

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.33  Ender  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.32    3 weeks ago

I am not defending Hunter. I think he is an idiot.

I just was pointing out hypocrisy.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.34  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  CB @1.1.18    3 weeks ago
In spite of that, so what if he used influence to get rich?

Did you say that about the relatives of the previous administration? 

"People are on television right this moment telling, peddling, selling (books, articles, swag) as part of who they are"

On their own merits NOT who they are related to 

"Picking at a leader's child"

CHILD?? jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif He's about 30 years past that "classification".

" this is what goes for gossip 'today.'"

Gossip? Did you read any of the links provided by me and/or other members?

Post script, FFS means For Fuck Sake.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.35  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.32    3 weeks ago

Why?! How come you wish to cut this discussion to the quick?

Is this a one-way (bashing) discussion or can we have the freedom to expound on similarities, metaphors, figures, foreshadows, comparisons, etceteras?  You SAY some conservatives are freedom and liberty lovers, time to ACT like it!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.36  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ender @1.1.23    3 weeks ago
You think Ivanka would have gotten patents without who her father was?

From China? Unless they were scared shitless of Mr. Trump, I think they saw a business investment opportunity. I guess the paintings will gain worth but unfortunately I don't think either Bided will be around long enough to see that happen. You know what happens to art work when the artist is no longer alive............and as soon as Mr. Joe Biden leaves office for whatever reason and the value drops like a rock, the former will be the only thing that will make it go up again. As ;you say, "A sucker born every minute".

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.37  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.15    3 weeks ago

I don't know what Hunter Biden knows about much of anything. You should be telling me-since you brought him up for discussion. You should be prepared to field questions!

One that comes to mind by the way: Did Hunter Biden ROB some Ukrainians? Commit an international incident?  Get away with "highway or air freight robbery?" 

Are the Ukrainians 'after' Hunter Biden and this nation won't extradite him?  Has U.S. law been broken? Which law has been broken?

Why are we assembled to read this 'rag'?

Are the Ukrainians 'free and clear' to have their private industry buy and sell as they legitimately see fit?

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.38  CB   replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.34    3 weeks ago

I did not comment on that one's administration children, beyond where they would not instruct 'dad' to cut the crap he perpetrates. . . .which trickles down to me, mine and could damage us severely or gravely. I am 'hard' on liars, cheaters, deceivers, and thieves and their supporters (but that is just me). Oh and chaos promoters-I'm hard on them too.

You have no proof that Hunter did not use his own merit. You've got nothing, unless you consider "old age rockin chair" gossip as something.

Everybody's somebody's child. Unless and until a bully is doing the talking. Oh yeah! Yeah, a bully is somebody's 'child' too! Just ask the bully's dad! But please. . .'bully,' pretend not to understand that.

FFS. Got it!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.39  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  CB @1.1.38    3 weeks ago
which trickles down to me and mine and could damage us.

Like what exactly? I have asked other members on several occasions what exactly Mr. Trump did that affected they or their loved one's personal lives and all I got was..................

for an answer

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.40  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  CB @1.1.25    3 weeks ago

Too bad you didn't see what it was that was posted. Something like "Vic isn't the topic of this seed" or something of that nature. And self removed for risk of a ticket.

 
 
 
GregTx
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1.1.41  GregTx  replied to  devangelical @1.1.30    3 weeks ago

Clinton?

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.42  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.16    3 weeks ago

And what about it? Did he drop his figurative 'shorts' and take it now that his father is president? What is your beef, some conservative?

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.43  CB   replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.17    3 weeks ago

Now that's just hurlin jabs for comedic value.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.44  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.20    3 weeks ago

Hunter Biden will be blind to the sells (or lack thereof). Thank you for sharing the story, nevertheless.  At first it was just an opinion piece. Now we have some substance to consider. I don't know why the asking prices are so high: 75,000 - 500,000. Nor if any will ever reach such lofty and pricey delivery .

New York Gallery owner Georges Berges has agreed not to reveal any information about those who purchase Biden's artwork, including price. He has also agreed to reject any suspicious offers, such as those way over the asking price, according to The New York Times .

Anyway, I wish Hunter Biden would just go away, but evidentially, immediate family can't do so. Alas! The proper authorities have been consulted and if need be I am confident some conservatives will keep them informed of hanky-panky in the books/records as much as possible.

Drag. Drag. Drag.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.46  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.20    3 weeks ago
White House helped form ethics agreement with art gallery that's selling Hunter Biden's paintings, sources say

(CNN)Hunter Biden's artistic debut is sparking ethics concerns for the White House as some critics raise eyebrows over the high-priced pieces and whether they pose a conflict of interest.

Sources told CNN the White House was involved in forming an agreement between a SoHo New York Gallery owner, Georges Bergès, and Hunter Biden in an effort to address any ethics concerns. The Washington Post was the first to report on the White House's involvement.

Hunter Biden's artwork is set to be displayed and sold in September at a private and confidential opening in Los Angeles, followed by an invite-only event in New York, a Georges Bergés Gallery spokesperson said. Pieces are priced between $75,000 and $500,000, according to the spokesperson.
Two sources familiar with the sales arrangement told CNN that the purchaser of the artwork will be kept anonymous and neither Hunter Biden nor the public will have knowledge of who bid on or purchased the work. If there is any unusual behavior -- such as the offer price being too high or the collector doesn't appear interested in the work -- the gallery is expected to turn down the offer, the sources said.

However, there's no clear enforcement mechanism for the standards agreed upon by the gallery and the prospective purchasers of Hunter Biden originals.

Some ethics experts like Walter Shaub -- the former head of the Office of Government Ethics from 2013 to 2017 -- have raised concerns about Biden's new venture.

Shaub, now a senior ethics fellow at the Project On Government Oversight, said the sale is "really a terrible idea."
"They've basically outsourced government ethics to a private art dealer and they're depending on unknown art purchasers to help keep the secret," he said, referencing the sales arrangement.

"You know, on one level I have some empathy for the President because he can't control his relatives," Shaub added. "But on another level it just is implausible that this art from an unknown artist would be selling at this price if it didn't have the Biden name attached to it. The cachet that comes with buying this art is getting to say that you own art created by the President's son. And so it really looks like the President's son capitalizing on his father's public service."

Shaub also argued that they've "created opportunities for people to try to get preferential treatment without even having to pay the price."
Andrew Bates, a spokesperson for the White House, said in a statement that "the President has established the highest ethical standards of any administration in American history, and his family's commitment to rigorous processes like this is a prime example."

On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Hunter Biden "has the right" to pursue a new career.
"But all interactions regarding the selling of art and the setting of prices will be handled by a professional gallerist adhering to the highest professional standards," she said. "And any offer out of the normal course would be rejected out of hand, and the gallerist will not share information about buyers or prospective buyers, including their identities with Hunter Biden or the administration, which provides quite a level of protection and transparency."
CNN has reached out to Hunter Biden's attorney for comment on the art sales.

On the Georges Bergès Gallery website, Hunter Biden's biography does not mention that he is the son of the President. Keeping with the style of other bios on the website, the biography sticks to his art background does not get into the more controversial parts of his past.

Among the flashpoints for Hunter Biden is recent years is his past work on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which played a role in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment. No wrongdoing from that job was ever proven against Hunter Biden. It also does not mention that federal investigators have been actively looking into his business dealings. CNN reported in December that the investigation is examining multiple financial issues, including whether Hunter Biden and his associates violated tax and money laundering laws in business dealings in foreign countries, principally China, according to two people briefed on the probe. Hunter Biden has said he is "absolutely certain" he'll be cleared in that investigation.
The biography mentions his art style, refers briefly to his past work as a lawyer and describes him as someone who "now devotes his life to the creative arts."

Hunter Biden has been open about his battle with addiction, penning a book published earlier this year which detailed his struggles, and crediting art as a coping mechanism. He told the New York Times last year that painting was "literally" keeping him sane, adding, that it "keeps me away from people and places where I shouldn't be."

At the start of his administration, President Joe Biden vowed to avoid even the perception of a conflict of interest after years of accusations against former President Donald Trump that his business and family benefited from his office , including having his daughter and son-in-law hold top White House jobs.

"We're going to run this like the Obama-Biden Administration," the President told People Magazine early in his tenure. "No one in our family and extended family is going to be involved in any government undertaking or foreign policy." He added, "And nobody has an office in this place. They always have access to Pop and Nana but nobody (will have an office)." He also issued an executive action establishing new ethics rules for his incoming administration.
Before being sworn-in as President and now, months into his administration, the President has been dogged by scrutiny over his family's actions and their appearance of conflicts of interest . The President has faced intense scrutiny for Hunter Biden's business dealings -- an issue that became a lightning rod for the 2020 presidential campaign and sparked impeachment proceedings against then-President Donald Trump. In recent weeks, the administration has also been pressed by ethics experts over the appearance of nepotism among senior-level staff and the hiring of their family members.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.47  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.24    3 weeks ago
Because if Ivanka did anything near what Hunter had done

What is your particular charge against Hunter Biden and why can't you get anybody in law to do anything about it? Why call the man a POS/drug addict? Do you know Hunter Biden? Ivanka did quite a bit of branding - although I don't know if the receipts have come in yet.

One last thing, it is bad form to talk about a (former) drug addicted person like a dog. Shame! Shame! Shame!  Remember: There but for the grace of ______ go I.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
1.1.48  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.27    3 weeks ago

You see conspiracies everywhere you look? Or, just conspiracies in democratic party circles?

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
1.1.49  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.29    3 weeks ago

You have no crime or you would be laying it out here: there is nothing to defend Hunter over. Again: Well, there would have to be evidence of a crime and following that - 'hot' trail would take us to the full transcript of a (Trump) phone call with the President of Ukraine in 2019-2020 thereabouts. Ready? Set? Never-mind?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.50  Greg Jones  replied to  CB @1.1.11    3 weeks ago

So the Mueller witch hunt and the failed attempts to impeach Trump didn't bother you? 

The government we have now is neither durable or has the ability to lead.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.51  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @1.1.10    3 weeks ago

Please don't feed into this nonsense

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.52  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @1.1.19    3 weeks ago

There's really no comparison

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
1.1.53  CB   replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.50    3 weeks ago

That's untrue. I'll leave it at that. Figure out what good leadership principles are and get back to me, please. I won't even dignify the "failed attempts" portion of your remarks. Hmph!

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
1.1.54  CB   replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.36    3 weeks ago

Y'all should know; cue Fox News/Rush Limbaugh (Deceased.)/Tuck Carlson/Hannity/Donald J. Trump. The 'Cons.'

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
1.1.55  CB   replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.39    3 weeks ago

Look Jim, don't mess with me. I don't suffer that kind of thing well. If you can't see that having a conniving, disrespectful, selfish, tragic figure for a world leader is unhealthy for an outlook of a democratic republic, then that's a myopic view of our surrounding world. And, that is an additional problem I try to avoid (like salmonella).

Besides, I am not leaning into a direct discussion of Mr. Trump-why are you doing so?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

I would like to have seen one of his works with the seed.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.2    3 weeks ago

I included two of them.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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1.2.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.1    3 weeks ago

Are you referring to those on his desk?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.2.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.2.2    3 weeks ago

Guessing since Vic isn't here but I think it is the one behind his head and the one to the right of his right arm.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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1.2.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.3    3 weeks ago

Thank you for the clarification.  I thought one of them was wallpaper.jrSmiley_16_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ender
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2  Ender    3 weeks ago

A sucker born every minute?

Not my cup of tea. Would definitely rather have one of Mac's.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ender @2    3 weeks ago

Agreed!

 
 
 
Ender
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2.1.1  Ender  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1    3 weeks ago

I think hell froze over today.  Haha

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ender @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

Obviously got colder LOL

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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3  Dismayed Patriot    3 weeks ago

So none of his paintings have sold, he's not been paid any sort of $500,000 and this whole shit seed is an attempt to create some sort of doubt about who might be paying for government access conspiracy theory all based on what might happen later this year and what price he's putting on his own work, which again haven't actually sold. We don't have any evidence that anyone will pay anything for his paintings. This is just more sad conservative conspiracy theory, yet some halfwits actually wonder why the MSM isn't picking this kind of fiction and running with it.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3    3 weeks ago
We don't have any evidence that anyone will pay anything for his paintings.

And via the dirty deal that was made we never will.

Over & over we see the same MO. Destruction of the evidence and zero curiosity from the msm.

 
 
 
CB
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3.1.1  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1    3 weeks ago

So pathetic. Where is the "dirty deal" then? Be explicit, some conservative.  "Destruction of evidence. . . ." So you don't have any evidence of a 'deal' and FOX NEWS can't manufacture any talking points about evidence - is that it?

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.1.2  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1    3 weeks ago
zero curiosity from the msm.

I will presume you remained on topic. Hunter's art gig is all over the MSM. 

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.1.3  bugsy  replied to  Hallux @3.1.2    3 weeks ago

But not the buyers. They are to be kept secret, until someone goes into their home and sees the "art" on their wall.

Why the secrecy....and privacy is a cop-out.

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.1.4  Hallux  replied to  bugsy @3.1.3    3 weeks ago
But not the buyers. They are to be kept secret

I have no issue with that, it's par for the course in the art world.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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3.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3    3 weeks ago
what price he's putting on his own work

Except HE is not.................

" Under the arrangement, Biden’s gallerist, Georges Bergès, will keep confidential all information related to the artist’s sales, including prices and the identities of buyer and interested parties, according to the Washington Post . The dealer will set the prices himself but allegedly plans to reject suspicious offers, even—or perhaps especially—if they come in above the asking price. Even Hunter Biden himself will be kept out of the loop."

"A gallery owner who struck an arrangement to sell Hunter Biden's paintings says the individual pieces of art could go for anywhere from $75,000 to $500,000 each, The Washington Post reports.  White House officials came to an unprecedented agreement with the gallery that allows Hunter, President Joe Biden's eldest son, to earn a living from his art while not knowing who buys his paintings."

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.2.1  Hallux  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.2    3 weeks ago
to earn a living from his art while not knowing who buys his paintings."

There is an issue with this? A DaVinci sketch of a bear's head no larger than a Post-it just sold for $12.5million. Both buyer and seller are unknown.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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3.2.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Hallux @3.2.1    3 weeks ago

And is DaVinci still alive (are you really comparing the two)? And being "no larger than a post it note" it would be rather easily stolen by someone dead set on doing so. Perhaps that's why the seller was anonymous too. Don't know.

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.2.3  Hallux  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.2.2    3 weeks ago

I'm comparing buyers, very few want to be known. As to the sellers, having been one, you take the money and run hoping the buyer has a rich friend to also run away from.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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3.2.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.2    3 weeks ago
Hunter Biden himself will be kept out of the loop

So how exactly will Hunter supposedly provide illicit access to the administration if he doesn't even know who the buyer is?

Trump knew who his donors were and went out of his way to reward them, and just about anyone who paid enough for a membership at Mar a Lago was able to gain access to him. The ethics violations from the Trump administration were in the thousands.

" President Trump promised a firewall between his business and his presidency, but he broke that promise and accumulated 3,403 conflicts of interest so far . The conflicts include visits to Trump properties by foreign government officials, taxpayer spending at Trump businesses, and Trump’s own blatant promotions of the businesses. CREW has tracked around two conflicts of interest per day, but that is likely only the tip of the iceberg."

Didn't hear conservatives complaining about blatant ethics violations then, but here they are fabricating one that hasn't even happened against the Democrat President. No surprises really, just par for the course for conservative hypocrisy that know no bounds.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.3  Tessylo  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3    3 weeks ago

Ya!  Same old shit, different day.  Ho hum.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

It may be time to sum up.

As of 3:12 PM EST:

Nobody here was able to deny that Hunter Biden has made a career of influence peddling.

Nobody here can deny that he is an untouchable.

Nobody here can deny that the New York Post was silenced when they tried to warn us.

Thank you all for contributing.

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @4    3 weeks ago

I wonder what he gets to tie-dye a sheet?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  devangelical @4.1    3 weeks ago

Three grams and a hooker

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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4.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.1    3 weeks ago

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Tessylo
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4.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.1    3 weeks ago

Better than paying hundreds of thousands to pay off the porn star who he shtupped up the butt

 
 
 
Hallux
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4.2  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @4    3 weeks ago

I don't recall any of that being part of your attempted satire ... maybe calling it an Op-Ed was.

You're welcome.

 
 
 
CB
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4.3  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @4    3 weeks ago

You can "sum up" any way you wish: Does not make it so!

 
 
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