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Presidential Losers Art Book Featured on Kickstarter

Shannon McCormick hopes to raise $5,000 for his art book project, Presidential Losers: The Book.

As Barack Obama stays in office, former Governor Mitt Romney joins an illustrious group that includes President John Adams, Vice President Al Gore and Senator John McCain. This book will feature artistic portraits of all these men and more. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “Earlier this year, we assembled an amazing roster of 75 contemporary artists and cartoonists, and each submitted a portrait of one of the loosing contenders from each federal election going back to the defeat of incumbent President John Adams in 1800…We’re currently planning on a very sophisticated 100 page softcover book, complete with all the portraits along with quick bios of the losing candidates and our artists.”

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Tulsi Gabbard to Take Oath over Bhagavad Gita

After an election night victory, Tulsi Gabbard will be the first Hindu-American in U.S. Congress. Jezebel reported that Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, will be taking her oath with one hand on top of the Bhagavad Gita.

Download a free copy of that sacred text at this link. The Bhagavad Gita, sometimes referred to as “Gita,” comes from an ancient Indian epic called the Mahabharata. The Gita itself contains 18 chapters and 700 verses. This Sanskirt text is written in a poetic style.

Here’s more from The Huffington Post: “Gabbard, whose first name refers to a tree sacred to Hindus, fully embraced Hinduism as a teenager, and follows the Vaishnava branch that believes in the Supreme Lord Vishnu, and his 10 primary incarnations. Her primary scripture is the centuries-old Bhagavad Gita, whose themes include selfless action, spirituality, war, and serving God and humanity.”