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Comic Relief: The "Skeeters"
Posted - 2/4/2013 1:37:09 PM | show profile | flag this post
If you liked the Birthers, Truithers, and BenghaziGaters, ya gotta love the "Skeeters".
"When Obama mentioned in a recent interview that, like millions of responsible gun owners, he enjoys skeet shooting, it was open season for the skeeters. So incredulous were they about the notion that the president might actually enjoy shooting clays that a Republican congresswoman, Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), went on national television to join what was referred to as “a chorus of skeptics who questioned President Barack Obama’s recent comments about his hobby of skeet shooting, a sport where participants fire shotguns to break airborne clay disks.”
“If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this?” grumbled Blackburn in a CNN appearance that mocked the president. “Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn’t he referenced this at any point in time?”
So the White House released a photo of the president firing what looks to be a 12-gauge Browning.
You can Google the photo-shopped images--which are hysterical--but some of the comments I found where funnier:
"That first one looks like some sort of sound weapon from "Dune", maybe an Assault Weirding Module?"
"The only way to stop a bad president with a gun is a good president with a gun."
"Heavily armed black people with Muslim names and political power -- pretty much a wingnut's nightmare."
"So...now the claim is that he faked a skeet shooting photo as part of the fifty year plus conspiracy to become president, take away our guns and turn us all into gay Muslims with universal healthcare?"
"Too bad that Arlen Specter is no longer available. What this conspiracy theory really needs is a good "single pellet" theory to lay it to rest."
And my favorite:
"Where's the one with him in the window of Texas School Book Depository at age 2?"
Posted - 2/4/2013 1:46:07 PM | show profile | flag this post
"..why have we not seen photos?..why hasn't he..
referenced this at any point in time?.."
well, gee.. i don't know..but maybe it's because it's no one's business?..because no one cares?..
i've never seen pictures of obama using a toilet, but i assume he does..i've never seen him in bed with his wife..but two children would seem to indicate he's been there..i've never seen him feeding the family dog, but i assume he might have at some point..
some people are so committed to attacking obama for anything that they'll gin up any excuse..just to keep the attacks going..
and spare me the argument that he's the president, and therefore everything he does is the public's business..
no, it isn't..
Posted - 2/4/2013 1:53:00 PM | show profile | flag this post
And you gotta love the name...
these guys set themselves up for the worst political branding name since "Teabaggers" by challenging the skeet claims.
Posted - 2/4/2013 1:57:27 PM | show profile | flag this post
"why hasn't he referenced this at any point in time?"
There's likely never been another point in time.
I just cannot shake the feeling that this is the one and only time the president has ever fired a shotgun...and it was done strictly for the camera (but maybe they had to do several "takes" to get the muzzle blast in the picture).
Posted - 2/4/2013 2:16:07 PM | show profile | flag this post
I have another take (of course) ..
Perhaps he does enjoy skeet shooting but it would be of no political advantage for his base to see him shooting a gun of any sort, so no pictures were released.
By the way, a bit off topic, but does anyone else here shoot skeet?
Absolutely great fun! My interest in target shooting grew from skeet shooting.
Posted - 2/4/2013 2:53:45 PM | show profile | flag this post
Never shot no skeet, stopbs...
but I hear they're tough to fry up. Seriously, it looks like a lot of fun. I still want to try it sometime.
I think the reason the White House never released the picture before is the photoshopping potential. I mean, seriously, when people call him a "Chicago thug," how helpful would a picture of Obama, a black man, holding a gun be to the photoshopping fringe?
Just look at what popped up over the weekend.
Posted - 2/4/2013 3:23:03 PM | show profile | flag this post
Ok--Who thought it first??
cruise would be a "Skeeter"!! NEVER saw that comin!!!
("cannot shake the feeling that this is the one and only time the president has ever fired a shotgun...and it was done strictly for the camera") Yea. Back in August. When they knew the question was going to be asked in January. (But then these are the same devilish Chicago thugs who planted a birth announcement in a Hawaii newspaper 51 years ago.
Those clever bastards--It's got to be faked. A Kenyan with real a gun and sunglasses would keep you awake till March) And gee, funny, how all the responses were in EST when cruiser lied to us he lives in CA. Go figure.
stopbs?? Your 'take' btw was the same as mine. Well, because it's logical, and we're both two sane people. "it would be of no political advantage for his base to see him shooting a gun of any sort, so no pictures were released." So?? You're right. No one ever really asked. And even if they did, skeet-shooting is fun.
Don't know of anyone who uses an AK-47 for it though.
And no one ever challenged a George Bush statement that he hunted--or was he born an American either for that matter, but I digress.
Check some of these out:
My favorite might be Obama 'shooting the trombone'...Although shooting "Bambi" and "Bugs" are pretty good efforts.
If you can't laugh at all of this, you're just not paying attention.
Posted - 2/4/2013 4:14:26 PM | show profile | flag this post
one summer many years ago i worked at a
winchester gun club in northern california for a few weeks..
got to shoot skeet and trap..liked it..have't done it in a while, but it was fun..
Posted - 2/4/2013 4:32:47 PM | show profile | flag this post
The real conspiracy...
is the cover-up of how Obama is abusing the Department of Commerce's secret time travel machine!
I didn't realize it until mp mentioned placing the birth announcement in the papers 51 years ago.
How better to cover up his Kenyan birth than by traveling back in time to place the announcement?
Same with the skeet shooting photo! They just didn't have to travel as far! Just to last August!
And don't let the government fool you. We've got a secret time machine at the Department of Commerce. They've even done a survey on TIME and LEISURE and BUSINESS travel!
But more importantly, the Commerce Department has a secret lab in Boulder, CO that does research into 'TIME AND FREQUENCY' and other scary things!!!!!
Hey, I may have to switch sides and join the tin foil hat brigade. This conspiracy stuff is a laff riot!
Posted - 2/4/2013 5:04:17 PM | show profile | flag this post
etaoin? Try to keep up
This was a real life 'Manchurian Candidate'--this has been in the works since the late 50's....
"They" planted this African Maosit Marxist father, who spread his semen to this un-willing un-knowing white women, birthed in Africa somewhere, while at the same time they printed false reports of his birth in Hawaii, while this kid was indoctrinated by his father after four hours and placed in a Muslim Madrassa where he learned how to bring into the US Government the Muslim Brotherhood 51 years after his birth and his slow Islamic rise through the US Congress. Chicago drug dealing thugs would then produce false college records, photographs, and videotape--get this guy thru HARVARD and other colleges--State Senate, US Senate--then President. Poof. So Easy. What a plan.
Nah, the conspiracy dudes aren't nuts. They're just very talented visionairies. donchaknow.