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Mystery black man invades photos

You saw it first in Hawaii. A mysterious black man, apparently invisible except for his hand, invaded a family photo of Ann Dunham and her son Barack Obama. You’ve seen it before:

Now he’s back, only with Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush in this official campaign photo!


For the benefit of posterity, I ought to explain why this tongue-in-cheek article was written. Birthers pick up anything about Obama that seems odd to them, and jump to the conclusions that it’s a fake, eventually concluding that everything about Obama’s life is fake. That’s the case with the photo of Obama and his mother above; birthers say it’s a fake (and that the black hand belongs to Frank Marshall Davis, a black man who also knuckles). The second image just goes to show that the results of photography aren’t always intuitive, and that inexpert observers can easily misunderstand what they see.

H/t to gorefan.


7 Responses to Mystery black man invades photos

  1. Smirk 4 Food August 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm  (Quote) #

    We must immediately get some experts on the job to figure this one out!

    I need a volunteer!! Who wants this hand job??

  2. Janny August 27, 2015 at 9:17 pm  (Quote) #

    Yabbit — Jeb lived in Florida and has hisself a tan.

  3. alg August 28, 2015 at 10:07 am  (Quote) #

    I didn’t know that Jeb Bush was black.

  4. Jon Beck August 28, 2015 at 1:02 pm  (Quote) #

    It is veiled racism. The hand represents the welfare state stealing from the pocket of white Americans. Donnie Combover will get right on it, after bible study.of course, cuz did he tell you, the bible is his favorite book.

  5. Crustacean August 28, 2015 at 2:04 pm  (Quote) #

    I’m imagining Jon Stewart impersonating The Donald:

    Heyyyyyyyy, fuhgedaboudit!! The bible is the BEST, amiright? Are you kiddin’ me ova ‘ere? You can’t beat the Bible!

    On a (slightly more) serious note, I still don’t understand why Trump’s opponent’s don’t take the opportunity to let Donnie hoist himself on his own petard. In addition to relentlessly hammering him on his birtherism, they should ask him to be specific with his criticisms of Obama’s policies (sound bites like “he’s doing a terrible job” and “the world is laughing at us” may sound good, but drill down for the details and you’ll see that the Trumpster has nothing), and now that he’s come out saying that the Bible is his favorite book, I’m sure a few specific questions about the content of said book would reveal that he doesn’t know the first thing about it, either.

    This carnival barking clown has no business being anywhere near a presidential nomination. But as Lupin has pointed out, his may well be the voice that best represents the current state of American conservatism. Scary…

    Jon Beck: Donnie Combover will get right on it, after bible study.of course, cuz did he tell you, the bible is his favorite book.

  6. The Magic M (not logged in) August 29, 2015 at 4:53 am  (Quote) #

    Crustacean: and “the world is laughing at us”

    A quote straight from the birther handbook. They’ve been saying that for years because allegedly the rest of the world knows Obama is not eligible (but somehow never talks about it).
    I remember a guy on WND (?) claiming he knew a German exchange student who told him that “Obama’s a joke over there”, something also totally devoid of any factual background.

  7. RanTalbott August 31, 2015 at 12:51 am  (Quote) #

    alg: I didn’t know that Jeb Bush was black.

    Maybe that’s the point: the answer to the musical question “Why Jeb?” is “He knows what it’s like to be in a racial minority, because he has first- (or, at least, left-)hand experience.”

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