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Shirtless Obama Photo Staged?
Washingtn Times ^ | 12-23-08 | Jennifer Harper

Posted on 12/23/2008 9:05:13 PM PST by malkee

Remember those staged photos of Bill and Hillary Clinton dancing on the beach once upon a time? You have to wonder. The Obama 'pec' photos were taken on a public beach. Some accounts said the photographer had approval to take those shots. All of a sudden, the bad buzz about links between Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama was gone for a while, replaced by good buzz about presidential pecs," noted Tim Graham of the Media Research Center.

"There's some bathing-suit bias, too. When beauty queen photos of [Alaska Republican Gov.] Sarah Palin surfaced during the presidential campaign, the press coverage was negative. And you can be sure if positive images of President Bush in a bathing suit had appeared sometime in 2000, the press would have cast suspicions on them as a staged photo-op," Mr. Graham said.

Mr. Obama's public pin-up shot is not his first. A photo of him emerging from the surf - a little chunkier but still agreeable - made global headlines shortly before he announced his White House run in 2007. Such accidentally-on-purpose moments could be the hallmark of a very deft public official.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho2008; birthcertificate; creep; creepy; gaydar; hopeless; metrosexual; obama; obamahopeless; obamatransitionfile; obci; shirtless; thecreep; transitionfiles
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Hmmmm.
1 posted on 12/23/2008 9:05:14 PM PST by malkee
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To: malkee

Creepy.


2 posted on 12/23/2008 9:07:03 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: malkee

Staged AND Photoshopped.


3 posted on 12/23/2008 9:08:16 PM PST by CivilWarguy
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To: malkee

It does take the focus off of Blago report, released today, as did the Granny Dunham memorial.


4 posted on 12/23/2008 9:08:45 PM PST by PghBaldy (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/12/23/article-1100584-02DFEFB3000005DC-585_233x423.jpg)
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To: malkee

Of course it was. No accident.


5 posted on 12/23/2008 9:09:34 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: malkee
EVERYTHING about the Dalai Bama is “staged”.
Face it folks, there is no there THERE.

His election will be recorded as one of the greatest cons in history... The media and certain ethnic groups were more than willing accomplices....

The Germans elected their messiah to save them, and he destroyed them... I fear we've done the same.

6 posted on 12/23/2008 9:10:46 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: CivilWarguy

Any photographer that could get that shot could’ve been an assasin with a different shot in mind. Idiots. No President Elect should have lousy security like that.


7 posted on 12/23/2008 9:10:54 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Women were treated like livestock by Mohammad, so Allah must want women treated like cows forever.)
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To: malkee

Sort of like that accidental pic of Bill and Hill sharing a loving and tender moment on the beach that they were “horrified” was published.

Obama’s pecs got a little bigger and more defined from the flabby photo. Hey, maybe he is jut working out real hard. Good for him.


8 posted on 12/23/2008 9:11:25 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: malkee

Obama seems to be mollifying his GLBT “base” after their outrage at Rick Warren’s invitation to speak at the inauguration - by posing topless for them.


9 posted on 12/23/2008 9:11:56 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Free Trade" = Fire Americans. Buy another company then fire more Americans.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Latest photo op: Photobucket Dangerous : http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2152036/posts
10 posted on 12/23/2008 9:14:22 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2152036/posts


11 posted on 12/23/2008 9:14:40 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: malkee

Shirtless “O” got rid of “Blag-oh.”


13 posted on 12/23/2008 9:15:51 PM PST by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: Steely Tom

there is no way thats his body!


15 posted on 12/23/2008 9:17:10 PM PST by remaxagnt (`)
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To: malkee

Geee ya think?


16 posted on 12/23/2008 9:17:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steely Tom

“Wag the f@g”?... A diversion from Blago!

You’re right. And the media (most of which are in the target audience) are played like violins.

Which is also, so gay.


17 posted on 12/23/2008 9:17:51 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Free Trade" = Fire Americans. Buy another company then fire more Americans.)
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To: malkee

It worked for Putin, why not The 0ne?


18 posted on 12/23/2008 9:18:36 PM PST by DBrow
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To: mylife

Obama...a fake...NO WAY. And here I thought he was an upstanding citizen LOL


19 posted on 12/23/2008 9:19:00 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: malkee

Goebbles would be proud


20 posted on 12/23/2008 9:19:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DBrow

Yeah but Punin actually pulls off looking like someone you don’t want to mess with.

Obama looks like someone, you don’t want to be around.

Four years of this? UGH.


21 posted on 12/23/2008 9:20:40 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Free Trade" = Fire Americans. Buy another company then fire more Americans.)
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Oops.

Punin = Putin.


22 posted on 12/23/2008 9:21:17 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Free Trade" = Fire Americans. Buy another company then fire more Americans.)
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To: KellyM37

That picture must be photo shopped, his ears are too small!


23 posted on 12/23/2008 9:22:14 PM PST by Batman11
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

His body language screams out self-centerdness and fake non-chalance. He’s an actor, but a bad one.


24 posted on 12/23/2008 9:22:41 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

phoney baloney plastic banana good time rock and roller socialist man!


25 posted on 12/23/2008 9:22:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Night Hides Not
Poor Alan Greenspan. He'll be waking up to a terrible headache due to the "whirring" sound that interrupted his sleep several times during the night.

LOL (literally)!!

26 posted on 12/23/2008 9:23:33 PM PST by SFConservative
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Putin is ex-KGB. He looks like someone who could give the new “James Bond” a workout.


27 posted on 12/23/2008 9:25:42 PM PST by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
maybe he is jut working out real hard.

Yeah, between smokes. How is it Øbama is percieved as the height of fitness?

28 posted on 12/23/2008 9:25:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CivilWarguy; shibumi

*And* misrepresented.

Those baggy little man-boobs do *not* qualify as “pecs”.

[Cooper’s Droop, *maybe*]


29 posted on 12/23/2008 9:25:58 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: CivilWarguy

“Staged AND Photoshopped.”

There are amateur Photoshop whizzes that can verify that.

Please, any takers? You could be the next Buckhead.


30 posted on 12/23/2008 9:26:38 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: SFConservative

Obama = Stalin

Raging egomaniac (even among egomaniacs).

He will not permit dissent. Watch out!


31 posted on 12/23/2008 9:27:02 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: malkee

Well he did need to throw Barney and the boys a bone after that whole Rick Warren thingie. ;)


32 posted on 12/23/2008 9:28:40 PM PST by anymouse
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To: RobbyS

Keep the faith.

In 2012 when Governor Palin is elected POTUS, this thread will be (greatly) improved... :)

-

Is it 2012 yet?


33 posted on 12/23/2008 9:28:49 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Free Trade" = Fire Americans. Buy another company then fire more Americans.)
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To: malkee

You have to ask...”are those pec’s real or are they staged?”....
the answer would be...
“yes they are real, and..they are fantastic!!”

(tip to Seinfeld ep.)


34 posted on 12/23/2008 9:29:14 PM PST by BigSkyVic
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To: little jeremiah

When I read your post, why did I immediately think of Richard Dreyfuss?...;-D


35 posted on 12/23/2008 9:29:39 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

The most blatant case of ‘accidental’ photo ops with Bill was when he made a cross out of stone at Omaha beach. Painfully phony and in some ways insulting


36 posted on 12/23/2008 9:29:52 PM PST by 240B
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To: malkee
Hmmmm....
Obambis = Klintoons = mirror image..
"Troika / Footstool of Liberalism...Corruption, Nationalization & Propaganda" Rush Limbaugh
“Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P.J.O’Rourke

37 posted on 12/23/2008 9:31:44 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you.. :^)
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To: malkee
Oh my gosh..he's got b**bies...

Can you say that on the Internet?

38 posted on 12/23/2008 9:34:41 PM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Eccl 10:2

you can look at the code in photoshop and it should tell the tale of any mods I believe each mod is delineated with a unique header

But I have never used photoshop


39 posted on 12/23/2008 9:35:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RobbyS

Someone a bit less concerned with copyrights than this poster, should post a three-photo of our scrawny so-gay looking President elect, Putin ... and Sarah Palin with one of those bagged mooses of hers.

Just for perspective.

I mean, what Presidential photo thread wouldn’t be improved by some Governor Palin photos? :)

Can we make that a new rule?

Any Obama “fitness” photos, must be accompanied by a Sarah Palin photo for balance.

Anyone second the motion?...


40 posted on 12/23/2008 9:35:12 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Free Trade" = Fire Americans. Buy another company then fire more Americans.)
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To: Night Hides Not

I’m reminded of the woman from NOW I believe who said that she would get on her knees for Bill Clinton any time he wanted because he saved abortion rights.

As for all those liberal abodes and Ms. Mitchell, once you go black...

It’s too bad Anchorage and Fairbanks are full of ice and 30 below and dark half the year. I can think of some other folks I’d much rather see topless than the President-elect.

Of course if she were ever to try something so obviously staged and so blatantly sexual as that, she’d be torn to shreds.

Although, I can’t say I blame Obama for going to Hawaii. Chicago isn’t exactly hospitable this time of year.


41 posted on 12/23/2008 9:35:17 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: anymouse
throw Barney and the boys a bone *shudder*
42 posted on 12/23/2008 9:38:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: malkee

If Blago-Gate gets any worse, we might get treated to a speedo shot.


43 posted on 12/23/2008 9:38:42 PM PST by lacrew (Yup, they're girded!)
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To: Earthdweller

You can until he takes office.


44 posted on 12/23/2008 9:39:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: malkee
Probably was staged. The guy is a fraud. Everything he does or says is a lie.
45 posted on 12/23/2008 9:40:24 PM PST by exist
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To: malkee
Bigfoot mystery solved.



46 posted on 12/23/2008 9:42:01 PM PST by Kent C
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To: Uncle Miltie

***Any photographer that could get that shot could’ve been an assasin with a different shot in mind. ***

LINE OF FIRE.

Totally staged, just like the Klintoons on the beach.


47 posted on 12/23/2008 9:44:03 PM PST by Mrs.Z ("...you're a Democrat. You're expected to complain and offer no solutions." Denny Crane)
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Just for clarification - this poster is the left coast’s biggest fan of Governor Palin.

Seriously. When I say “bagged mooses”, that’s not some sexist slang or anything. I mean the moose. The moose which was, shall we say, no longer a moose.

(trying to remember how that Monty Python sketch went). Like that parrot. Or the cheese shop.

I am filled with profound respect, and admiration for Governor Palin, and hope that careless comment wasn’t misinterpreted by anyone. Because it SURE wasn’t meant that way...

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PALIN 2012!


48 posted on 12/23/2008 9:44:25 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Free Trade" = Fire Americans. Buy another company then fire more Americans.)
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To: malkee

It is obvious that Obami knew his picture was being taken. If you look closer at his belly area, he is sucking in his belly making his abs look more slender and pushing out his chest.

Men have been trying to impress the padies on the beach like this forever.

Now, look at his abdominal sides, pouched out slightly over his waist. The beginnings of an agined ‘spare tire?’

You better believe these photos were staged.


49 posted on 12/23/2008 9:49:18 PM PST by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: DakotaRed

Make that “ladies,” not “padies.”


50 posted on 12/23/2008 9:49:59 PM PST by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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