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    scott e February 2, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    i guess this proves obama is a lefty. also that he waits too long to shoot the clay pigeon.

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    Reality Check February 2, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    Calling Mara Zebest….

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    scott e February 2, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    http://blurbrain.com/new-republic-posts-fake-pic-of-obama-shooting-skeet/

    now i don’t know who to believe…

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 2, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    Look carefully. The golf/skeet fake photo came from a spoof White House web site. I’ve updated my article with the link.

    scott e: now i don’t know who to believe…

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 2, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    The http://whitehouse.gov1.info/ spoof site has some well-developed humor on it.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG February 2, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    To call this latest crop of birtherism “stupid”, is an insult to stupidity.

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    Thinker February 2, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    The first question I would ask a “skeeter” (is that the right word?) is, if Obama doesn’t actually shoot skeet but wants people to think he does, why would he not just go to the Camp David shooting range and stage a photo rather than photoshop one?

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    aesthetocyst February 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Thinker: why would he not just go to the Camp David shooting range and stage a photo rather than photoshop one?

    Particularly since they accuse him of goofing off too much. Perhaps they’re going with the assumption that liberals are skeered of gunz.

    Here’s a fun photo, involving an Obama action figure:
    http://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/obama_gun.jpg?w=628&h=556

    The image the Daily Show flashed at 1:38 of this clip was hysterical: “Why won’t the White House show Republicans an image of a black man with a gun?”
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-january-31-2013/skeet-fighter

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    Pieter Nosworthy February 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    I commented on the matter and later deleted the comment…realized my dumb observation was nearly as dumb as the entire question of whether Obama shoots skeet.

    Yes, he has done things for optics that have never been his central interests…so has every other president.

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    Majority Will February 2, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    Quelle surprise.

    A key component to being a hardcore birther bigot is the pathological inability to distinguish fantasy from reality.

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    Scientist February 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    What did that innocent skeet ever do to him?

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    aesthetocyst February 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Doc, it looks like O is aiming a little high … over Cheney’s head.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG February 2, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Scientist:
    What did that innocent skeet ever do to him?

    Skeets are a menace, and a direct threat to the peace and solidarity of the Galactic Empire! Skeets are responsible for the Rebel bombing of several Imperial installations in the last month alone. The Emperor suspects that shuttlecocks are also collaborators.

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    CarlOrcas February 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Majority Will:
    Quelle surprise.

    A key component to being a hardcore birther bigot is the pathological inability to distinguish fantasy from reality.

    The don’t call it “Obama derangement syndrome” for nuttin!!

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    Majority Will February 2, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    CarlOrcas: The don’t call it “Obama derangement syndrome” for nuttin!!

    There’s a very fine line between those birther bigots who fervently believe and those who desperately want to believe.

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    CarlOrcas February 2, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Majority Will: There’s a very fine line between those birther bigots who fervently believe and those who desperately want to believe.

    Microscopic!

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    aesthetocyst February 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Majority Will: There’s a very fine line between those birther bigots who fervently believe and those who desperately want to believe.

    Yes, the fine line between being stupid and playing stupid … effectively no difference at all as both types are outputting stupid.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG February 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    CarlOrcas: Microscopic!

    I say its both. The ones who “believe” only do so, because they keep themselves wound up. If they don’t, there is the danger that reason and logic could sneak up and get the drop on them.

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    Paul February 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Pres needs to get that left elbow UP

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    scott e February 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    was that fake one done with layers ?

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    El Diablo Negro February 2, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    “It’s all blue screen, the trees are too blurry in the background.”

    I think this will be the conspiracy, or something close to it.

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    aesthetocyst February 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    scott e:
    was that fake one done with layers ?

    Not necessarily, but almost certainly. Layers make compositing a snap. Random Factoid: Photoshop did not feature layers until v3.0 came out in the mid-90s. That was the first version I used. Photoshop w/o layers is pretty much just “Paint”.

    But, hey, why not ask the guys who made it?

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    aesthetocyst February 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    El Diablo Negro:
    “It’s all blue screen, the trees are too blurry in the background.”

    I think this will be the conspiracy, or something close to it.

    Oh, snap, you’re right ….. imagine trying to explain f/stops to the intentionally ignorant!

    http://www.uscoles.com/fstop.htm

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    Majority Will February 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: Skeets are a menace, and a direct threat to the peace and solidarity of the Galactic Empire! Skeets are responsible for the Rebel bombing of several Imperial installations in the last month alone. The Emperor suspects that shuttlecocks are also collaborators.

    That explains it.

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    Majority Will February 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Paul:
    Pres needs to get that left elbow UP

    And hold firmer on the right.

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    Pieter Nosworthy February 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Jesus, nearly forgot to stay on topic…

    Skeet, demographics, MSM, racist birthers, etc.

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    Pieter Nosworthy February 2, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    Skeet. Photoshopping and question of the president is bad,

    Look at me, remaining on topic and socially acceptable in this particular commentary.

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    CarlOrcas February 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    Pieter Nosworthy: Skeet. Photoshopping and question of the president is bad,

    Only to the extent that being really stupid…..in public…..is bad.

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    Pieter Nosworthy February 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Skeet. Photoshopping. Bad.

    Remaining on topic despite the likes of those who would thwart such…

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    I’m not even aware of the question even being asked of the White House

    scott e: did anyone ever find out the name of the person who put the bc pdf up at the whitehouse

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    Pieter Nosworthy February 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    Skeet.

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    aesthetocyst February 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    scott e: did anyone ever find out the name of the person who put the bc pdf up at the whitehouse ?

    You got me!

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    Pieter Nosworthy February 2, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    CarlO, you got me. Great reply. I love you and your a right to umbrage.

    Skeet.

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    Pieter Nosworthy February 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Doc, I went back to the previous comments and couldn’t find the links to review you made. Please help. Thanks.

    [They were moved with the rest of your thread hijack to the Open Thread here:

    http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2013/01/the-occasional-open-thread-2nd-term-edition/#comment-244372

    Doc]

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    Pieter Nosworthy February 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    Doc, said earlier I didn’t understand…moved, got it.

    You’re a good guy with a forum worthy of respect. Skeet.

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    aesthetocyst February 3, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    February 2, 2013
    GUN SALES SOAR ON PHOTO OF ARMED OBAMA
    Posted by Andy Borowitz

    Heh. The gun industry really should be cutting Obama a commission. Or the DNC. The Blues gin up all the sales, but the Reds get the profits. What a racket!

    …. or is this a form of life support?

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    AlCum February 3, 2013 at 1:53 am #

    Pieter Nosworthy:
    I commented on the matter and later deleted the comment…realized my dumb observation was nearly as dumb as the entire question of whether Obama shoots skeet.

    Yes, he has done things for optics that have never been his central interests…so has every other president.

    Pete, yes, all birther memes are beyond the reasonability of discussion. They are not reasonably, they are irrational.

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    James M February 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Thinker:
    The first question I would ask a “skeeter” (is that the right word?) is, if Obama doesn’t actually shoot skeet but wants people to think he does, why would he not just go to the Camp David shooting range and stage a photo rather than photoshop one?

    If he staged it after the criticism began, the image would have snow on the ground and no leaves on the trees…

    Obama is much more clever. He staged a “skeet shooting” picture last summer, anticipating this specific line of attack from the baggers…

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    donna February 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    scott e: did anyone ever find out the name of the person who put the bc pdf up at the whitehouse

    it was probably some staffer who was told to upload it on the website – certainly, obama could have found the best forger in the world if he wanted/needed to

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    Rickey February 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    donna:
    scott e: did anyone ever find out the name of the person who put the bc pdf up at the whitehouse

    it was probably some staffer who was told to upload it on the website – certainly, obama could have found the best forger in the world if he wanted/needed to

    And it’s a stupid question, as if the staffer who did the scan and upload is going to remember precisely what settings he or she used. It was a routine task for anyone who was familiar with the process.

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    donna February 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    James M:

    the photo was taken on his birthday – as most of the staffers said, when he goes there it’s for private times with his family – he celebrates his kids’ birthdays there too

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    donna February 3, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    Republican Conspiracy Nuts on Obama’s Skeet-Shooting Picture

    They’re baaack! From Birthers to “Benghazi Flu,” right-wingers who see coverups around every corner have found a new obsession in “Skeet-Gate.”

    it ends with: History will be harsh in its judgment against these peddlers of conspiracy theories – they won’t be seen as the patriots they imagine but as crackpot reactionaries who ended up hurting the credibility of their fellow conservatives.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/03/republican-conspiracy-nuts-on-obama-s-skeet-shooting-picture.html

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    Northland10 February 3, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    donna:
    scott e: did anyone ever find out the name of the person who put the bc pdf up at the whitehouse

    it was probably some staffer who was told to upload it on the website – certainly, obama could have found the best forger in the world if he wanted/needed to

    It was also a busy staffer who takes late lunches or was working through his lunch. The press conference ended a little before 10. At 12:08, the correspondence was saved with a program that was not Adobe Illustrator. At 12:09, the birth certificate was saved with the program never formerly known as Adobe Illustrator. At 12:11 , the Snopes jpeg of the 2008 COLB was saved as a black and white PDF by some unknown program that is not any Adobe product (except for any embedded API).

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    Northland10 February 3, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    donna:
    Republican Conspiracy Nuts on Obama’s Skeet-Shooting Picture

    They’re baaack! From Birthers to “Benghazi Flu,” right-wingers who see coverups around every corner have found a new obsession in “Skeet-Gate.”

    it ends with: History will be harsh in its judgment against these peddlers of conspiracy theories – they won’t be seen as the patriots they imagine but as crackpot reactionaries who ended up hurting the credibility of their fellow conservatives.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/03/republican-conspiracy-nuts-on-obama-s-skeet-shooting-picture.html

    One paragraph is an apt description:

    This standard even falls short of President Reagan’s approach to the Soviets – “trust, but verify.” There is no trust and when verification arrives, that is doubted as well – accompanied by the now-ritualistic blaming of the media and playing the victim.

    Their need to demonize the President comes first and foremost to all situations.

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    donna February 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    the “thinker” came up with Seven Reasons Why it’s a Photoshop

    my faves are the “puff” of smoke and the reference to cheney: A small fact that Vice President Dick Cheney forgot when he wounded his hunting partner a few years ago.

    so cheney, a supposed “hunter” who “forgot” as opposed to obama, who is a “fake”?

    “It is about a right of possession and not about a right to perform an activity.”

    an “activity” like going to a shooting range? if it’s just about “possession”, then they don’t need ammo – just buy a “scary looking” gun

    seriously? these people get loonier by the minute

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/02/seven_reasons_why_its_a_photo-opp_3.html

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Of course, there is no reason to believe that anything the American Thinker article says should be “normal” really is. If birthers lie about documents, why not skeet?

    donna: the “thinker” came up with Seven Reasons Why it’s a Photoshop

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    aesthetocyst February 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Of course, there is no reason to believe that anything the American Thinker article says should be “normal” really is. If birthers lie about documents, why not skeet?

    Check videos at youtube, for lazy information. I’m not a skeet shooter, but anytime I read someone holding forth as if there’s only one way to skin a cat, I call ‘bull’.

    From what shooting experience I do have, yes, Obama looks inexperienced. So what? He’s President of the country, not a skeet club. Yet another example of damned if he does, damned if he don’t. If he was an awesome skeet master, they’d be crying over his wasting all that time blasting skeet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47cPDcmf8mk

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    donna February 3, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    aesthetocyst: If he was an awesome skeet master, they’d be crying over his wasting all that time blasting skeet.

    i mean really – with basketball, golf, shooting, being a great hubby & dad, when does he find the time to run the world and forge documents?

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    aesthetocyst February 3, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Of course, there is no reason to believe that anything the American Thinker article says should be “normal” really is. If birthers lie about documents, why not skeet?

    Speaking of that, he was hung up over “that other stream of smoke” … it’s a ported barrel, reduces kickback. Apparently that writer is only familiar with low-end arms?

    Check out these Benelli’s, meant for target shooting games, such as skeet:
    http://www.benelliusa.com/shotguns/benelli-clay-models.php

    The President appears to be firing a Browning 625 Citori:
    http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?fid=008B&cid=013&tid=355

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    misha marinsky February 4, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    Why does Obama want to kill skeets? They are harmless.

    Typical bloodthirsty liberals.

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    CarlOrcas February 4, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    aesthetocyst: Speaking of that, he was hung up over “that other stream of smoke” … it’s a ported barrel, reduces kickback. Apparently that writer is only familiar with low-end arms?

    Comments on some other news websites are just mind boggling. For people who know nothing about guns they can sure figure out a lot from one single still photograph!

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    CarlOrcas February 4, 2013 at 1:46 am #

    misha marinsky: Why does Obama want to kill skeets? They are harmless.

    Everyone knows Muslims hate skirts.

    Oh…oh…..ah….never mind.

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    Northland10 February 4, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    It must be fake because all Presidents are good at their sports, just like Ford with golf.

    He is using a gun designed for skeet. This President is using the right tool for the right job. Some gun nuts will be offended because it hints that squirrel hunting with a 50 Cal is somehow wrong.

    aesthetocyst: Check videos at youtube, for lazy information. I’m not a skeet shooter, but anytime I read someone holding forth as if there’s only one way to skin a cat, I call ‘bull’.

    From what shooting experience I do have, yes, Obama looks inexperienced. So what? He’s President of the country, not a skeet club. Yet another example of damned if he does, damned if he don’t. If he was an awesome skeet master, they’d be crying over his wasting all that time blasting skeet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47cPDcmf8mk

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    US Citizen February 4, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    If gun buying is up because of a photoshopped photo, the only logical conclusion is that birthers are afraid of Adobe.
    Of course in truth, it’s simply that it shows a black man with a gun and that’s truly the core of their fears.

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Al Halbert sent me a link to this humorous video related to the photo in the article.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-LGQpCp1xg&feature=player_embedded

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    Andrew Morris February 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Says Orly…”I did not post here the photoshop of Obama shooting me, as I do not want Obama claiming that I infringe on his copyright”

    And people still think she actually went to law school???

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    The Magic M February 5, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    donna: They’re baaack! From Birthers to “Benghazi Flu,” right-wingers who see coverups around every corner have found a new obsession in “Skeet-Gate.”

    I see another problem there, and that’s the one of crying wolf.
    If you’re now at a level where virtually *everything* the administration does is called “cover-up” or “staged” or “forged”, will anyone actually care anymore if the government *really* does something disdainful (like Watergate or Halliburton or …)?
    I’m not sure if this qualifies as another conspiracy theory, but maybe the right is preparing the ground for when they hope to be running things again – by then the public might already be insulated from claims of “violating the Constitution” or “false flag event” or “forged documents”…