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Paparazzi Photog Gets a 'Pec-tacular' Obama Shot
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Posted on 12/24/2008 9:32:05 AM PST by marthemaria

More than a dozen photographs of a bathing suit-clad President-elect Barack Obama surfaced online Monday showing the shirtless Chicagoan accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and their two young daughters on the white-sand beach in front of their vacation home. Reporters, photographers and television camera operators traveling with the Obamas have been banned by the Secret Service from approaching the oceanfront estate in nearby Kailua where the family is vacationing. But an enterprising paparazzi photographer wearing a Hawaiian shirt apparently strolled along the beach,

saw the Obamas, took out his long-lens camera and started shooting. The photographer was less than 200 feet from the Obamas, said Frank Griffin, co-owner of Bauer-Griffin, the California-based paparazzi agency that snapped the shots. But the Secret Service agents guarding the property did not ask the photographer to leave the beach. "There was tacit approval that he was able to shoot what he could shoot.

It's a public beach," Griffin said in a telephone interview Monday with The Washington Post. He declined to identify the photographer, but said he is a contractor who lives in Hawaii and whose family has a house not far from the Obama's vacation property The guy just walked along there.

He had a camera in his hand. He wasn't hiding behind the bushes. He took some pictures. Everybody saw him. And then he walked off," Griffin said. "It was as simple as that." Griffin added that the Secret Service "didn't seem to mind."

"He wasn't hiding behind the trees, he wasn't on a boat and he wasn't doing anything that we are used to doing," Griffin said. Asked whether the photographs constitute a security breach, Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt declined to discuss the matter, saying only: "We don't comment on security." p>

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Hawaii; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: bho2008; fauxtography; gagme; gaydar; obama; obamafamily; obamatransitionfile; obamunism; pravdamedia

1 posted on 12/24/2008 9:32:07 AM PST by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria

Give me a break...he looks like he would break if he picked up a barbell.


2 posted on 12/24/2008 9:36:51 AM PST by culpeper ( When traitors are called heroes, dark times have fallen - Roland Deschain)
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To: marthemaria
"There was tacit approval that he was able to shoot what he could shoot."

Approved Photo Shoot.

Proves the pictures were staged.

3 posted on 12/24/2008 9:37:56 AM 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: marthemaria

What if some one made a long lens camera into a Rifle? I fear for Obamas saftey


4 posted on 12/24/2008 9:38:39 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: marthemaria

5 posted on 12/24/2008 9:39:26 AM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: al baby; Larry Lucido; Squantos; Eaker
What if some one made a long lens camera into a Rifle? I fear for Obamas saftey

I would say the camera man would have a pretty bruised face as well...

6 posted on 12/24/2008 9:40:58 AM PST by sit-rep
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To: marthemaria

Oh lord help us.

Government by Celebrity and Star Magazines. This non-entity cipher with no experience and no firm positions other than what his handlers tell him to think is going to compare his pec’s to Putin’s and rule the military.

ERGGGGGG!


7 posted on 12/24/2008 9:41:18 AM PST by OpusatFR (Neither Republican or Democrat. Monarchist with allegience to The Only One.)
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To: al baby




Modified C.I.A. "Stinger" re-loadable .22 magnum pen-gun is cocked via camera's film advance lever. The magnum round is used to offset the diminished velocity as the bullet penetrates the lens elements. Other models incorporate baffles within a telephoto lens which then works quite effectively as a silencer (supressor).
The C.I.A. Stinger (sold commercially by Military Armaments Corporation as the "Single-Shot Survival Weapon" is perhaps the single most popular weapon the C.I.A.'s Technical Services Division has ever offered. It has seen successful deployment in toothpaste tubes, pens, cigars, etc. It may be swallowed or stowed as a suppository to avoid detection.


8 posted on 12/24/2008 9:48:14 AM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: Slicksadick

stowed as a suppository


9 posted on 12/24/2008 9:49:42 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Proves the pictures were staged.

10 posted on 12/24/2008 9:50:02 AM PST by weegee ("Let Me Just Cut You Off, Because I Don't Want You To Waste Your Question" - B.Obama Dec 16, 2008)
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To: Mojave

Those pecs are hanging a little low, i think he needs a Bro (or manziere).


11 posted on 12/24/2008 9:52:52 AM PST by culpeper ( When traitors are called heroes, dark times have fallen - Roland Deschain)
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To: OpusatFR

Unfortunately, this is where the public is at. If the Republican Party is going to offer up tired old men, like John McCain, get used to being in the back seat. It is possible to locate a charismatic, energetic, youthful conservative.


12 posted on 12/24/2008 9:54:31 AM PST by mission9 (It ain't bragging if you can do it.)
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To: marthemaria
This ludicrous statement is confirmation, if confirmation was needed, that this entire episode was staged by the People Magazine President-elect.

The Secret Service, after closing the beach, just happened to let some shmoe in a Hawaii shirt get close enough to snap these pictures?

Please. And those same agents just let him whip out a camera? What if he'd been carrying a handgun instead?

13 posted on 12/24/2008 9:56:20 AM PST by mojito
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To: Uncle Miltie
Proves the pictures were staged.

You mean like GW clearing brush every August?
14 posted on 12/24/2008 9:57:14 AM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a few things in my life I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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To: mission9
It isn't about BEING charasmatic any more than MTV celebrities are any more charasmatic than real singers.

It is about packaging. The MSM is in bed with the DNC colluding on news stories. Obama, Edwards, and Biden got a safe pass from the media (the media knew of Edwards affair and kept hush until after he successfully blocked Hillary out of the primary, the media knew of the Illinois governor selling Obama's senate seat in October but kept it hush until some Democrat was going to get caught red handing buying a seat, and they never got called on their embarassing gaffes while SNL made up "gaffes" that Americans still believe about Palin).

OBAMA(TM) is a Warholian pop celebrity creation. He even contracted a pop art iconic artist, Shepherd "OBEY" Fairey, to come up with his portrait. His name was reduced to one word, reproduced in all caps. He is like this:

Even the Left got spooked by that creepy "Obama youth" choir video. If a conservative politician tried half of this crap, his would be called a fascist campaign.

15 posted on 12/24/2008 10:01:21 AM PST by weegee ("Let Me Just Cut You Off, Because I Don't Want You To Waste Your Question" - B.Obama Dec 16, 2008)
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To: mojito
What if he'd been carrying a shoe?


16 posted on 12/24/2008 10:02:43 AM PST by weegee ("Let Me Just Cut You Off, Because I Don't Want You To Waste Your Question" - B.Obama Dec 16, 2008)
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To: Mojave

Palin has better looking Pecs.


17 posted on 12/24/2008 10:03:42 AM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: weegee
If that guy could hit 0 at 200 feet with a shoe, he should be in the outfield for the Red Sox.
18 posted on 12/24/2008 10:07:07 AM PST by mojito
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

Did he take off his shirt?


19 posted on 12/24/2008 10:14:22 AM 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: LanaTurnerOverdrive

Google: “Bush shirtless” = 1,510 hits

Google: “Obama shirtless” = 33,300 hits

Bush has been around for over 8 years. He has pre-approved press-pool photographers follow him around.

Obaman has been around for under 2 years. He has pre-approved paparrazzi follow him around.

Methinks there is some stage management going on here to make women hot and bothered. “Pay no attention to the sale of Obama’s seat, look at his chest!”


20 posted on 12/24/2008 10:23:48 AM 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: Uncle Miltie

He has no chest hair. Does he shave it off or is he just a girly boy?


21 posted on 12/24/2008 10:32:51 AM PST by Marinefamilyx3
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To: Mojave

LOL...shoot, I get darker than that in the summer, and I’m Scot-Irish!


22 posted on 12/24/2008 10:33:42 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("But there were some who resisted...")
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To: Marinefamilyx3

I think he waxes.


23 posted on 12/24/2008 10:37:00 AM 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: marthemaria

Who gives a rat’s patootie how he looks without his shirt? I certainly don’t.


24 posted on 12/24/2008 10:37:37 AM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (Swift as the wind; Calmly majestic as a forest; Steady as the mountains.)
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To: weegee

Is there a site or page that has all the animations and vids made from this? It has endless possibilities.


25 posted on 12/24/2008 10:39:40 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Uncle Miltie
Did he take off his shirt?

Oh, is that what this is about? I thought it was about staged photo-ops meant to convey a fake, pre-packaged image based on what his team thinks his base wants to see.
26 posted on 12/24/2008 11:13:04 AM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a few things in my life I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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To: marthemaria
Staged!
Just like all left wing nutjob despots.

Another POSEUR.

Left wing lunatics love their cult of personality.
Just like Adolf Hitler, everything you see about him is very carefully planned, staged and coordinated with a genuflecting, adoring press.

He selects the pose, probably got to choose the picture.
Made sure he pumped up with weights that his lackeys dragged all the way out there...

Just like Hitler meticulously designed all the uniforms and insignia for the Nazis, Obama was involved in his stupid Presidential seal, his own worshipful salute, that stupid faux Greek oracle he spoke from at the convention, and even the laughable made-up "Office of the President-Elect".

Just friggin' kill me already, I don't need to wait till January 20th for more torture.

27 posted on 12/24/2008 11:14:20 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

He may not have Obama’s “pecs” (LOL!) but at least Putin looks like he could probably administer an ass-kicking to somebody.


28 posted on 12/24/2008 11:19:30 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
He may not have Obama’s “pecs” (LOL!) but at least Putin looks like he could probably administer an ass-kicking to somebody.

Putin is a shorty, but has black belts in Judo. He's probably reasonably tough and can hurt someone. Judo is not the best fighting style, but it's very much a rough & tumble one... even Bruce Lee said it was probably one of the best of that day because there was real full force contact of some type.

Nowadays, BJJ and Muay Thai reign supreme in MMA - Judo relied a bit much upon the JudoGi (the uniform) for many of its moves. Once the opponent removes the Gi, a lot of the moves evaporate.

One-on-one, a groundfighter has a bit of an advantage, and Judo has some striking moves too, so he would kick 0Bambis skinny black @$$.

29 posted on 12/24/2008 11:26:59 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

With the man boobs he’s sporting you could put a hut in the background and I’d assume it was another run of the mill naked woman from a tribe in Africa within the pages of National Geographic...


30 posted on 12/24/2008 11:52:59 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: BibChr
You'll find a lot of shoe parody animations in this thread:

***The Official Friday Silliness Thread***

31 posted on 12/24/2008 7:06:13 PM PST by weegee ("Let Me Just Cut You Off, Because I Don't Want You To Waste Your Question" - B.Obama Dec 16, 2008)
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To: Bon mots

Agree......Uncle Sugar was teaching the Gracie Bro’s 7 basics in the late 80’s to some of us. Aikido was to that point my choice. Now Krav Maga is a favorite for me in my old age if my handgun carried fails me for some unknown reason........hopefully !


32 posted on 12/24/2008 8:39:13 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos
Agree......Uncle Sugar was teaching the Gracie Bro’s 7 basics in the late 80’s to some of us. Aikido was to that point my choice. Now Krav Maga is a favorite for me in my old age if my handgun carried fails me for some unknown reason........hopefully !

Wing Tsun Kung Fu is good for an older or smaller person, but it's not good in sport fighting. If you combined the BJJ and Sambo ground techniques with Krav Maga and Wing Tsun, you probably wouldn't need to torture yourself with the Muai Thai training (OUCH).

Truth is, a fighter trained in a style like Shotokan - very primitive and fairly useless as far as I'm concerned, can still kick the snot out of untrained fighters.

I spent 8 years learning Karate, Judo, Tae Kwon Do and more before finding Wing Tsun Kung Fu. It doesn't look at all like the fighting they do in films. Finally, arrived at MMA - a distillation of the deadliest techniques.

Some of the grappling I learned in Kung Fu was the same that I learned in Krav Maga.

33 posted on 12/25/2008 2:32:11 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

Agree thus I spar with strongest I can to know what does an doesn’t work for me as I get older. My tag line an glock 31 are my core plan in old age.

Stay safe !!


34 posted on 12/25/2008 7:31:55 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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