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Obama Joker artist unmasked: A fellow Chicagoan (Ultra Liberal Behind Obama Joker Posters)
L.A. Times ^ | 08/17/2009 | Mark Milian

Posted on 08/18/2009 6:47:44 AM PDT by tonyome

When cryptic posters portraying President Obama as the Joker from "Batman" began popping up around Los Angeles and other cities, the question many asked was, Who is behind the image?

Was it an ultra-conservative grassroots group or a disgruntled street artist going against the grain?

Nope, it turns out, just a 20-year-old college student from Chicago.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: alkhateeb; joker; jokerposter; kucinich; obama; poster

1 posted on 08/18/2009 6:47:45 AM PDT by tonyome
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To: tonyome

Liberals the gift that keeps on giving...and taking.


2 posted on 08/18/2009 6:51:27 AM PDT by madison10
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To: tonyome

The fact that this is even a story, much less an issue, shows a striking similarity between intolerance on the authoritarian left, and Muhammedan rage over a Danish cartoon.


3 posted on 08/18/2009 6:51:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: tonyome
DUers won't believe it. They still think it's still a Jew conspiracy with Rove and Cheney
4 posted on 08/18/2009 6:52:36 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: tonyome

Well so much for the idea that the poster reflected the racial insecurities of white conservatives.


5 posted on 08/18/2009 6:53:18 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: tonyome

I love this quote from the artist: “I abstained from voting in November,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Living in Illinois, my vote means close to nothing as there was no chance Obama would not win the state.” If he had to choose a politician to support, Alkhateeb said, it would be Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich.”

Read it and weep, DU. LOL.


6 posted on 08/18/2009 6:54:52 AM PDT by tonyome ("What we need is more Patton, less patent leather" - Michael Savage)
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To: tonyome
"Was it an ultra-conservative grassroots group or a disgruntled street artist going against the grain?"

The media had pretty much cast its vote for the former.
7 posted on 08/18/2009 6:55:06 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: tonyome

Ah those rotten Palestinian Dennis Kucinich REPULICAN RACISTS....

Funniest.
Thing.
Ever.

These people swerved past from being “beyond help” right into “not worth either the space or oxygen they are taking up!”


8 posted on 08/18/2009 6:57:08 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: silverleaf
“The fact that this is even a story, much less an issue, shows a striking similarity between intolerance on the authoritarian left, and Muhammedan rage over a Danish cartoon.”

That is a great comparison!

9 posted on 08/18/2009 7:00:06 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: tonyome

Maybe this poor sap in Chicago is just a setup...a fool to take the blame for Bushitlerrovehaliburtoncheney...lol.


10 posted on 08/18/2009 7:00:42 AM PDT by tonyome ("What we need is more Patton, less patent leather" - Michael Savage)
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To: silverleaf
The fact that this is even a story, much less an issue, shows a striking similarity between intolerance on the authoritarian left, and Muhammedan rage over a Danish cartoon.

Extremely well put, imho. THX.

11 posted on 08/18/2009 7:01:58 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: tonyome

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12 posted on 08/18/2009 7:02:20 AM PDT by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: tonyome
"To accuse him of being a socialist is really ... immature. First of all, who said being a socialist is evil?"

I would say that all of the Jews who survived Nazi Germany might think Socialism tends to be somewhat evil...

This isn't the first time I have heard a young person say that socialism is not evil or bad in any way...

Read some history dude....

13 posted on 08/18/2009 7:02:45 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: tonyome

It was a Lib??? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

So much for thr racist white republican macavelian plot to call Obama a “n-word, without calling him the n-word!

Oh to laugh in the faces of all the rotting meathead paranoid lib liars that pushed that lie based on...NOTHING!


14 posted on 08/18/2009 7:03:50 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: tonyome
Regardless, Alkhateeb does agree with the Obama "Hope" artist about "socialism" being the wrong caption for the Joker image. "It really doesn't make any sense to me at all," he said. "To accuse him of being a socialist is really ... immature. First of all, who said being a socialist is evil?"

Well, DUH . . . if labeling someone is NOT a perjorative why are the leftists upset about it? (BTW--I'll say that socialism is evil. You can quote me.)

15 posted on 08/18/2009 7:05:16 AM PDT by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: silverleaf
The fact that this is even a story, much less an issue, shows a striking similarity between intolerance on the authoritarian left, and Muhammedan rage over a Danish cartoon.

OUTSTANDING! Collectivists of a feather...

16 posted on 08/18/2009 7:07:14 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: tonyome

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2318413/posts


17 posted on 08/18/2009 7:08:27 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: tonyome
If it's any consolation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization that defends digital rights, says Alkhateeb has a strong fair-use defense if Time or DC Comics decides to take him to court -- that is if one even does file a lawsuit.

"You really want to think twice about going after a political commenter," said Corynne McSherry, a senior staff attorney at the EFF. In Time's case, "a news organization probably doesn't want to be in the situation of pursuing political criticism."

OMG, what planet doe SHE live on?

18 posted on 08/18/2009 7:09:19 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: tonyome

This just means Alkhateeb is a RACIST, NAZI, UN-AMERICAN HATER. /pelosi


19 posted on 08/18/2009 7:09:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: tonyome

20 posted on 08/18/2009 7:09:28 AM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
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To: tonyome
Regardless, Alkhateeb does agree with the Obama "Hope" artist about "socialism" being the wrong caption for the Joker image. "It really doesn't make any sense to me at all," he said. "To accuse him of being a socialist is really ... immature. First of all, who said being a socialist is evil?"

possibly the millions upon millions of people that socialists have murdered....

21 posted on 08/18/2009 7:13:32 AM PDT by freebilly ( No wonder all the left has a boner for Obama.... There's "Cialis" in "SoCIALISt")
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“Why so serious,” indeed.


22 posted on 08/18/2009 7:19:30 AM PDT by Kace (You're wrong, they're wrong, everybody's wrong...so sing along...)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Well so much for the idea that the poster reflected the racial insecurities of white conservatives.

Yep,lol! Ya gotta wonder how all the libs, particularly the fools at LAWeekly, who've been shrieking that the image itself was irrefutable evidence that the person who anonymously produced it was a frothing-at-the-mouth white racist. feel waking up to the news that the artist is not a southern white yahoo but a Palestinian-American from Barack Obama's Chicago who prefers Kucinich but likes Obama and generally supports his policies.

The LA Weekly's money quotes?"The only thing missing is a noose." and later: "[R]ace was very much part of the illustration’s attraction."

And from the Washington Post, which actually takes the trouble to say that it's the image & not the socialism tag which is most egregious:

So why the anonymity? Perhaps because the poster is ultimately a racially charged image. By using the “urban” makeup of the Heath Ledger Joker, instead of the urbane makeup of the Jack Nicholson character, the poster connects Obama to something many of his detractors fear but can’t openly discuss. He is black and he is identified with the inner city, a source of political instability in the 1960s and ’70s, and a lingering bogeyman in political consciousness despite falling crime rates...Obama, like the Joker and like the racial stereotype of the black man, carries within him an unknowable, volatile and dangerous marker of urban violence, which could erupt at any time. The charge of socialism is secondary to the [image's] basic message that Obama can’t be trusted, not because he is a politician, but because he’s black."

LOL!

Heh-heh. The left was totally pwned by one of their very own.

23 posted on 08/18/2009 7:21:35 AM PDT by leilani
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To: tonyome

Liberals had their “pity party - we’re VICTIMS” letters ready to go to get donations based on hate conservatives bullsh-t... There’s crying in liberal-land today. Janet’s sad. The “Poverty Law Center” is having fits... A friggin liberal... and they wanted to pin it on us...


24 posted on 08/18/2009 7:24:08 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Fishy rumors posters" Check 'em out:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311664/posts)
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To: freebilly
...possibly the millions upon millions of people that socialists have murdered...

You're right. Socialism has killed millions of people. And yet, the effing liberal haters in our country never think of socialists as "haters"... odd.

25 posted on 08/18/2009 7:27:36 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Fishy rumors posters" Check 'em out:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311664/posts)
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To: leilani

“Heh-heh. The left was totally pwned by one of their very own.”

It is delicious isn’t it?
I’ll be snickering over this one all day.


26 posted on 08/18/2009 7:28:29 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: tonyome

Your headline is wrong. He had nothing to do with the poster.

He created the image and put it on Flikr. Months later someone else, still unknown, further modified it, added the “Socialism” banner to it, printed it on paper, and posted them around LA.

It’s the poster creator, not the image creator, who deserves most of the credit. I seriously doubt *he* is a far lefty like this fellow.


27 posted on 08/18/2009 7:48:41 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: tonyome

So the left was blowing hot air out of their mouths again, trying to say that the poster was a racist plot by radical mobs of un-American Republican operatives.
As soon as it is found out that one of their own did it, the whole issue gets dropped from the media.


28 posted on 08/18/2009 7:50:36 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (media: 100% in the tank for the left)
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To: madison10

Four joker posters were seen in Elmhurst, Illinois, which is a western suburb of Chicago. They were 8-1/2x11 black and white copies so the full effect was lost a bit, but they are up there at a pretty busy intersection. The Web address infowars.com is on two of them ... the other two, the word socialism.


29 posted on 08/18/2009 7:51:39 AM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: tonyome
A false-flag operation? Why am I not surprised?
30 posted on 08/18/2009 8:00:08 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Quix; silverleaf
I agree with Quix-the following really is extremely will said! :

"The fact that this is even a story, much less an issue, shows a striking similarity between intolerance on the authoritarian left, and Muhammedan rage over a Danish cartoon."

31 posted on 08/18/2009 8:02:11 AM PDT by Republic (A)
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To: tonyome
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32 posted on 08/18/2009 8:04:58 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: tonyome
This guy's mentality is about as "Chicago" as was Al Capone's.

Furthermore, he's a "senior history major at the University of Illinois".

WHAT?

Almost four years of studying history and he's doomed to repeat it when he grows up and finally votes?

His knowledge and opinions of the current political scene are schizophrenic to say the least. I'll bet he hasn't paid a dime of his own money for his education.

He has a Gaza Strip political mentality....self-destructive and masochistic.

He doesn't like Obommi the Commie but he likes Kucinich, the Kommie.

WHAT?

This guy is a Joker clone himself. It gives me the creeps to see what universities are turning out these days.

He, too, can be president of the United States some day.....and he probably will.

Leni

33 posted on 08/18/2009 8:27:35 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Work Harder! Millions On Welfare Depend on You!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

It sure is.


34 posted on 08/18/2009 8:57:35 AM PDT by windcliff
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