Skeet Truthers Are Dumber than 9/11 Truthers and Birthers Combined

So, apparently the same folks who have been clamoring to see President Obama’s birth certificate — I’m assuming it’s the same people, and even if it’s not the same people, they’re all assholes — now think that President Obama is lying about skeet shooting.

And WaPo’s “Fact Checker” (yes, those are sarcastic quotes) Glenn Kessler was more than happy to provide more ammunition for these crazies.

Get it? Ammunition?

These jokes are happening in real-time, people.

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117 replies
  1. 1
    Yutsano says:

    I just can’t anymore. No really.

  2. 2
    👽 Martin says:

    4 pinocchios! Obama said ‘all the time’, and there’s plenty of evidence of him spending time not skeet shooting. He didn’t shoot during his entire inauguration nor did he shoot during any of his state of the unions! LIAR!!!

  3. 3
    Baud says:

    @Yutsano:

    I hear ya. I’m getting tired of mocking these idiots. It’s time to crush them.

  4. 4

    Fuck these people.
    Seriously.

  5. 5
    Ted & Hellen says:

    Why does the White House choose to play the opposition’s game and feed the frenzy with stunts like releasing pictures? By doing so, the WH only lends credibility to the “controversy” and gives them more ammunition.

    If they’re truly extreme right wing crazies, then what they think/believe is of no consequence and they should be ignored.

  6. 6
    22over7 says:

    As you know, ABL, Charles Johnson over at Little Green Footballs has been all over this. The rants he’s been posting from the wingnuttia have been getting more desperate lately, and I have to remember that these crazies are a very, very small population.

    It seems even worse than the Clinton hysteria, but of course that was pre-Twitter. Now the unhinged can talk to each other.

  7. 7
    JasonF says:

    Our forebears had Cronkite, Huntley, and Brinkley. We’re stuck with Edward R. Moron. Why are we wasting time on this? Whether the President has shot a gun never, seldom, or often, what possible bearing could it have on whether a particular policy intended to curb gun violence would be effective, or Constitutional, or wise?

    It could be worse, I guess. At least Kessler didn’t award Obama a Pinnochio since he said he skeet shoots “all the time,” when it is plainly obvious that there are periods of time when Obama is not actively skeet shooting.

  8. 8
    qwerty42 says:

    @Yutsano: I can’t either. You feel you are dealing with the angriest, slowest-witted people there are.

    And it is always, always, always a conspiracy! And the “media” are covering it up!

  9. 9
    SatanicPanic says:

    And here I thought the controversy over him ordering orange juice was the dumbest one they could think of.

  10. 10
    Sterling says:

    Kessler won’t believe this picture is real until Obama accidentally shoots a friend in the face like a GOP macho daddy would do.

  11. 11
    MikeJ says:

    Roy Edroso’s VV column this week was on this topic (and his follow up at alicublog).

  12. 12

    @Baud:

    We’ve been doing that for four years over at The Fogbow, currently their loss/win rate is 198/0. They will NEVER go away, so long as there is a black guy in the White House they will NEVER go away, he can never, ever, ever, be legitimate because it could not happen in their country. They are a dwindling minority of bitter clingers and they cannot believe that their fellow citizens did this to them. Their “any day now” mentality is truly spectacular.

  13. 13
    SatanicPanic says:

    @JasonF: Because once you hold a gun, you gain situational awareness… feel like an adult.

  14. 14
    Yutsano says:

    @soonergrunt (mobile): This. Sigh.

    @Sterling: And then makes the friend apologise for getting in the way of his shot.

  15. 15
    Chris says:

    The White House’s curious silence about Obama’s claim of skeet shooting

    Way I figure it, the White House happily cultivates ambiguity on this sort of nontroversy, figuring that the Village and wingnuts will come to it like flies to shit and never let up until they have “answers.”

    Every minute they spend shouting about things like this is a minute they’re not spending turning the State Department upside down looking for proof of a dark conspiracy over Benghazi. Or doing the same thing at the ATF in search of proof that Holder is an agent of the cartels. Or other things that actually impact the business of government. And in the process, they’re absolutely covering themselves with ridicule. If this is what they want to spend their time talking about – Good. For. Them.

    And better still for us.

    Smithers, release the popcorn.

  16. 16
    Violet says:

    Let ’em keep it up. The average person sees a photo of the President obviously shooting a gun. Then the average person sees wingnuts questioning whether or not the President really shoots guns. Result: average person determines wingnuts are crazy.

    They are not helping themselves with this crap. They really aren’t. And anyone who is paying attention know that the level of scrutiny and attempts to de-legitimize President Obama are unprecedented. It’s not very hard to understand why.

  17. 17
    Baud says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt:

    he can never, ever, ever, be legitimate

    Whether they view him as legitimate is completely irrelevant to me. They are nothing but trolls on society.

  18. 18

    “Skeeters” suck. Fortunately, DEET kills them dead.

  19. 19
    Matt McIrvin says:

    It’s the kind of curious silence that says “Please proceed.”

  20. 20
    General Stuck says:

    I approve of Skeetgate. The wingnuts need to be chummed now and then with cheap meat to keep them busy and fed enough they don’t harm themselves and others. I think Plouffe took them all snipe hunting because he could, by putting out the photo with alteration warnings to confound the nutters long enough for a good laugh.

    It ain’t a blue dress, but it ain’t nothin’/. Well, actually it is, but that’s okay.

  21. 21
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    I saw Axelrod was singing from the Village Hymnal on this*– why is the White House keeping this story alive. Pissed me off. THat said, this is one of the most inside baseball stories even of the blogosphere/twitterverse/cable yak shows.

    *and Gibbs went after Hagel. Will Democrats ever learn to play this game ?

  22. 22
    West of the Rockies says:

    Anyone hear that story on NPR a week or so ago where a Texas Republican noted with dismay that we’ve never really seen any of Obama’s college professors. That was evidently very suspicious to her pointed little brain. After all, I think we all recall a long line of former GWB professors who… oh, never mind.

  23. 23
    Baud says:

    @General Stuck:

    I will admit, the silver lining to this “issue” is that it made Kessler look like the idiot tool he is.

  24. 24
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Ted & Hellen: Obviously it is because he is either a terrible politician or is secretly in league with the Republicans. Amirite?

  25. 25
    Scott S. says:

    What’s with Kessler’s curious silence about the rumors that he has sex with turkeys? The fact that he refuses to address the truth of these stomach-churning rumors about his predilection for turkey-buggery suggests something very disturbing about him, don’t you think?

  26. 26
    Fred says:

    I know it’s a fool’s errand but I’m trying real hard to figure out why this matters. To anyone.

  27. 27
    West of the Rockies says:

    @Matt McIrvin: That may have been my favorite moment from the last election cycle! Romney thought he was about to hit it out of the park and instead looked like a moron.

  28. 28
    Chris says:

    @Violet:

    This.

    @Matt McIrvin:

    This.

    @General Stuck:

    This.

  29. 29
    redshirt says:

    I hope Obama has taken up bowling, but doesn’t release any photos. Just talks about how good he’s gotten.

    Churn the Wingnuts.

  30. 30
    Aji says:

    @22over7: Also – and more to the point – it was pre-Black-President.

  31. 31
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Fred: Marsha Blackburn is determined to make herself a player, and insisted that it matters in the context of the gun debate. To which the obvious reply, to my non-Ivy League, never-TNR-interned mind, the obvious reply should be “If target shooting is relevant to the gun debate, then why are we talking about Bushmasters?”

  32. 32
    Chris says:

    @Matt McIrvin:

    Exactly. And before that, you had the rope-a-dope where they let the wingnuts bray and bray about his birth certificate for months on end until they finally released “the long-form” in a way that amounted to dropping a comically large anvil on Donald Trump and all his groupies.

    Obama seems to love doing this, and I can’t say I blame him. There’s only so many ways you can deal with this kind of stupidity, and he’s probably getting some really good laughs out of this one.

  33. 33
    rb says:

    I’ve said this half a dozen times at this point, but the fact that a grown man does Glenn Kessler’s job fills me with so much secondhand mortification that I have to hide my face. I just cannot imagine having to look in the mirror every day knowing I hand out “four pinnochios” for a living. It’s lower than the lowest thing I can imagine, far, far worse than being an extra on Chelsea Lately and making snide comments about people’s cankles for cash.

  34. 34
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    anybody want a chuckle? scroll down to photo #3.

    19 photos of presidents holding guns.

  35. 35
    eemom says:

    Much as I dislike guns, I thought the Prez looked pretty damn cool in that pic.

    wtf IS a skeet, though?

  36. 36
    Baud says:

    @rb:

    The pinnochio thing is silly. But I would love to have an honest-to-goodness fact checker I could rely on. But we’ll never have that, because an honest-to-goodness fact checker would seem so liberal to the MSM that they would have to shut it down.

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    redshirt says:

    @rb: Imagine cleaning a roadside convenience store’s bathroom, daily. It’s worse.

  38. 38
    artem1s says:

    @👽 Martin:

    he has never shot any of his friends in the face either. Obviously a real gun owner would be shooting stuff all the time… O_o

  39. 39
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @eemom: Think of it as a saucer frisbee.

  40. 40

    @Chris: POTUS and his team have been masterful in their handling of the idiots. While I have to admit that I was dismayed that our first black POTUS was forced to “show his papers” by the comically idiotic Trump the timing of it was pure brilliance, allowing him to talk about it at the WHCD and totally humiliating Trump all the while knowing that the OBL raid was happening. Do not doubt these people. They are really good at this stuff.

  41. 41
    dmsilev says:

    @Violet:

    Let ‘em keep it up. The average person sees a photo of the President obviously shooting a gun. Then the average person sees wingnuts questioning whether or not the President really shoots guns. Result: average person determines wingnuts are crazy.

    This.

    I’m half convinced that the White House is doing this sort of thing deliberately to make the wingnuts look like morons. And then I remember that the wingnuts are perfectly capable of making themselves look like morons without any help.

  42. 42
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Baud: The WaPo had a couple of good Ombudsmen (both women) Geneva Overholser, and E.R. Schipp. Then they hired the atrocious Deborah Whatsername, whose column blithely defended the unassailable wisdom of the Village against silly people who thought there were fit to talk politics, sparking pretty much weekly blog wars. I hardly read the WaPo anymore, so I don’t know if they replaced Debbie Whosits.

  43. 43
    A moocher says:

    @SatanicPanic: there was a controversy over orange juice? Some people badly need drowning in the nearest well. And by “some” I mean “way lots”.

  44. 44
    Chris says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt:

    They’d have to be to have done as well as they have in this environment. But I still admire the hell out of how he handles them – I sure as hell couldn’t do it. (Of course, being white, I have a lot less experience than him dealing with people who jump at the very sight of me).

    @dmsilev:

    Remove the “half” and I agree.

    Like I said – sending them digging after complete nontroversies has real tactical value, not only by diverting them from things where they might do actual harm but by putting them on display for everyone to point and laugh at, too.

  45. 45
    rb says:

    @redshirt: I have no doubt that – and many far more pleasant jobs – are a hell of a lot less fun to do than what Glenn Kessler does for a living. But I respect the person cleaning bathrooms far, far more than I do him.

  46. 46
    Alison says:

    @SatanicPanic: Okay…somehow I must have missed this, or else my brain has suppressed it, but…what the hell was this about?

  47. 47
    Baud says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    I’ve gotten to the point where I let the Internet screen for me what articles in the MSM are worth reading. I can’t take it anymore.

  48. 48
    22over7 says:

    @Aji:

    It’s true, of course, that having a blah man in the White House has driven them round the bend, but they haven’t (to my knowledge) accused Michelle of murder. Clinton’s presidency was also laced with dark allusions to vague United Nations plots and clans of militia men (we didn’t call them preppers at the time, though the style was similar) who declared themselves “sovereign citizens”.

    Clinton came from cracker stock, and it drove them insane that he made it to Yale law and beyond. Obama came from a bit more Brahmin (sp) stock, through miscegenation (where the white women at?), and it’s unthinkable that he could be holding the sacred reins of power.

    Personally, I think Obama released the photo to fuck with them.

  49. 49
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @eemom:

    wtf IS a skeet, though?

    It’s a bird, kinda like snipe, but delicious if prepared correctly.

  50. 50
    SatanicPanic says:

    @A moocher: Chris Matthews called him an elitist for ordering OJ instead of coffee at a campaign stop. It was basically a variation on the arugula + fancy mustard gripes they had.

  51. 51
    Ben Franklin says:

    wantsomemore?

    Now, what’s wrong with the president’s picture? First the weapon is nearly level to the ground. Can’t be skeet shooting, nor likely trap either. Second, it is evident that the President has never shot a shotgun before as his stance is leaning slightly backward. Look at the position of his torso to his legs. Skeet or trap shooters never do this. They lean slightly forward like a boxer in the ring. Third, he doesn’t know or was never taught that the butt of the weapon must fit to his shoulder. He’s holding the weapon with a gap between his shoulder and the top of the butt. Sure you can fire it that way, but expect lots of pain if not bruising later. Fourth, either skeet or trap shooters wear either a shell bag or a vest or both. Apparently, the president is too tough for that. Fifth, most shooters wear baseball style caps. The bill helps block unwanted sun in your eyes. Most golfers do too for the same reason. Sixth, he appears to be aiming as one would with a rifle. Doesn’t mean you don’t do that with a shotgun but as you are trying to hit a moving target, as opposed to a stationary one, your body must swivel with the target right or left and up or down. The worst shotgun shooters are those that try to aim the weapon like a rifle. Seventh, I suppose it could happen, but in my fifty years of shooting a shotgun, skeet, trap, and hunting, including double barrel muzzle loading black powder shotguns, I have never once seen a smoke pattern like that. Smoke going straight out the barrel is normal, but what the heck is that second smoke stream shooting behind and away from the barrel? Perhaps some sort of release value to diminish the recoil from the shot but I’ve never seen that on a range.

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  52. 52
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Watching clips of Chris Wallace with Wayne LaPierre, and I have to say while I only see him in this form, clips on other shows and the ‘net, but all in all I think Wallace is much more a journalist, and less of a stooge for Republicans, than David Gregory.

  53. 53
    dmsilev says:

    @Ben Franklin: But what about the kerning? He completely forgot to analyze the kerning! I demand a kerning analysis.

  54. 54

    Kerners are go? That usually turns out just great for the goopers.

  55. 55
    Davis X. Machina says:

    @Ben Franklin: I’m sure in light of other news today, someone at American Thinker is running up a second-halberd-grassy-Bosworth-Field theory as we speak

  56. 56
    Sharl says:

    Well, via an incredulous Tom Tomorrow, I see that former FEMA Director Michael “Heckuva Job, Brownie” Brown is on Twitter. And boy howdy, is he one classy, self-aware and sensitive sumbitch:

    Someone just told me there was fighting going on in the NOLA Superdome. #shocked
    7:31 PM – 3 Feb 13

    And elsewhere, he holds forth in similar fashion on Hurricane Sandy.

    Neither of those was exactly well received, but as we’ve noted so often before, pissing off liberals seems to be a favorite core effort of the wingnuts, and if you’re trying to make your way in wingnut radio out in (AFAICT) Denver, it’s pretty much SOP to ladle out this kind of chum.

    Perhaps the only scenario that is scarier – and given his past massive demonstrations of incompetence, quite possible – is that he believes what he is saying.

  57. 57
    Aji says:

    @22over7: Oh, I think he did, too. I just never underestimate their fear of [where the white women at?].

  58. 58

    @Chris:

    this, these are the people who managed to get a black candidate elected potus in 2008 when hils was considered the shoe in, and reelected in 2012 when the jobs situation was sure to doom him, do not doubt them, they are very good, they are really very very good.

  59. 59
    Aji says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: I need your chef’s number. Every time I try to make them, they come out tasting like clay.

  60. 60
    eemom says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    IIRC lil Debbie died an untimely death in an accident in a foreign country or something. RIP.

  61. 61
    chopper says:

    @SatanicPanic:

    I don’t understand why O even ordered OJ. doesn’t he know he’s just giving the GOP ammunition? what a failure.

  62. 62
    Alison says:

    @SatanicPanic: OMG that is just…ridiculous. I mean, the arugula thing was too, but fine. I could get that a lot of people have never eaten arugula and it sounds frou-frou. But fucking orange juice? Every motherfucker drinks orange juice, it’s hardly gourmet, unless he had it like, personally hand-squeezed from heirloom organic oranges by a chef from French Laundry into a crystal goblet or something. Which I doubt.

    Jesus H…

  63. 63
    Kip the Wonder Rat says:

    @Ted & Hellen: hahahahahahaha!

    Your concernn is noted.

    In the mean time, we and the rest of America and the world will laugh at your fellow travellers.

  64. 64
    Baud says:

    @Alison:

    Every motherfucker drinks orange juice

    And here I thought that milk lobby had a great slogan with “Got Milk?” That’s brilliant!

  65. 65
    joes527 says:

    From the WaPo Article:

    The evidence suggests that until Obama had access to a shooting range as president, he never went skeet shooting.

    Did you catch that? He never went skeet shooting over the backyard fence. He never went skeet shooting in the street. He never even went skeet shooting in an elementary school.

    What kind of shooter is he?

  66. 66
    Chris says:

    @22over7:

    Clinton came from cracker stock, and it drove them insane that he made it to Yale law and beyond.

    Clinton and Obama both embody the rags-to-riches, working class kid making it in America story that they love to use as propaganda but despise in reality – especially from people who, like those two, remember their roots and the people who weren’t as lucky.

    Clinton also made them insane by personifying the archetype they were all trying to represent – the good salt-of-the-earth blue-collar white Southerner. Only Clinton actually was one, and wasn’t playing the part, unlike Bush, multimillionaire son of an East Coast political dynasty.

    The hatred for Carter was in part the same thing, as Carter represented another archetype, the family values evangelical, whom they all claim to represent but who, unlike Reagan who just did it for theater, gave every evidence of sincerely believing it and trying to live up to it.

  67. 67
    dmsilev says:

    @Alison: People said as much at the time. Basically, OrangeJuiceGate was Chris Matthews running his mouth without any interference from his brain, and not much else.

    If ever you were lacking a reason to disdain Matthews, that episode would give you one.

  68. 68
    MikeBoyScout says:

    The President hearing of the challenge of Rep Blackburn (Wingnut-TN) invited her up to Camp David, where the President allegedly took the Congressman out to the shooting range and proceeded to place the barrel of the shotgun forcefully into her mouth and asked her ‘You have any other questions to ask before I blow your motherfkin head off Beatch?’

    /snark

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    @joes527: prolly the same type as me, never shot a gun until I joined the navy, and then I was really rotten at it.

  70. 70
    Suffern ACE says:

    @Alison: Dowd has never forgiven him for the OJ, and is troubled by the small bites he takes.

    And of course he has mustard on his hamburgers.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Alison:
    I think he must be referring to this insanity from 2008.

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    ABL says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: I know this is a dumb question because these people are assholes, but what is it about Pres. Obama’s stance in his photo that makes it any different than some of the photos at that link?

    I mean, people are talking like one look at Obama’s stance demonstrate incontrovertibly that it’s fake.

    I don’t get it.

    Wait, yes I do.

    Fuck everything.

  73. 73
    Yutsano says:

    @Alison: I went to breakfast with a friend. I ordered orange juice. I guess that makes me an elitist West Coast snob. An of course the fact I ordered coffee as well is totally irrelevant. Sigh.

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    ABL says:

    @Alison:

    Every motherfucker drinks orange juice

    I need that on a shirt.

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    Hill Dweller says:

    @ABL: The conspiracy theories became even more ridiculous(if possible) when it was reported over the weekend that the President had publicly talked about skeet shooting back in 2010.

  76. 76
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Yutsano: To be fair, if you hadn’t ordered OJ, you would still be an elitist West Coast snob. Just saying.

    How was the MRI?

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    joes527 says:

    @joes527: I’ve had access to a skeet range exactly once in my life, and I had a great time. I was pure middle of the road. I usually hit the target, but a bit later than a good shot would have and by that time the sucker was just hanging there at a range where the shot was covering a fairly large patch of the sky.

    I don’t think I would do it again. Not out of a reaction to the gun, but to the lead shot being left downrange in a forested area. I’d be the moron asking for biodegradable shot.

    Best to just walk away.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Alison: Yeah, that was one of Chris’ dumber moments. Up there with his tingle-in-my-leg comment.

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    Love Gun says:

    @ABL:
    Is it because his weapon is longer than most of the others?

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    Yutsano says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I should know the results after the docs have poured over it. But as it turns out walking nearly a mile with a severe hip issue isn’t such a smart idea. I hurt like mad today and I think I just needed the break anyway so I called out. I should be better tomorrow.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: I lol’d at the Truman photo.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Yutsano: Well, best of luck, you elitist West Coast snob.

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    Eric S. says:

    Honest question. I haven’t been following this and the answer certainly doesn’t matter to me. How long has Skeet shooting been a thing for Obama? Has it been mentioned?

    As someone up thread said, whether it not Obama shoots is irrelevant to the quality of his policies. I can see some on the other side of the issue thinking this was a recent hobby cynically adopted to give himself credence in the gun debate.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Hill Dweller: Perfectly explainable once you remember that Barack Obama is a Time Lord (how else do you think he faked the evidence of his own birth?). Until the controversy started, Obama hadn’t talked about skeet shooting in 2010. Last week, however, he traveled back in time to have that discussion, so now he has talked about shooting for a few years.

    Simple.

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    Eric S. says:

    I hope I didn’t just publish multiple times. Stoopid cellular service. Apologies if I did.

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    Greg says:

    @joes527:

    I don’t think I would do it again. Not out of a reaction to the gun, but to the lead shot being left downrange in a forested area. I’d be the moron asking for biodegradable shot.

    Skeet shot is almost always steel shot these days. Not biodegradable, but at least biologically pretty safe to just leave lying around.

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    MomSense says:

    @eemom:

    My teenager informs me that “skeet” is ejaculate in teenager speak. You can’t believe the conversation I just had–and didn’t even know it.

    I give up.

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    MomSense says:

    @Baud:

    I think that we should have our own fact checker service. Ours would be entertaining as well as informative.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @MomSense:

    My teenager informs me that “skeet” is ejaculate in teenager speak.

    Pull!

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    General Stuck says:

    @ABL:

    If you are talking about his leaning back in the pic as the idiots at americanstinker were saying this is all wrong he should be leaning forward when firing a shotgun, then they are correct about that. But the pic shows the muzzle flash and smoke that Obama has fired the gun and the recoil is going to send him back like that, the way it should. If you lean back before firing a 12 gauge shotgun, then the recoil can knock you on your ass, as I found out at age 9.

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    scav says:

    @MomSense: This and Richard III theorizing within parsecs. Love this place.

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    Eric S. says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: game over, man. You win the thread.

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    Jerzy Russian says:

    @joes527: OK this does it. This has to be the pinnacle of stupidity. Must I point out that I never went bowling until I had access to a bowling alley?

    I am dropping my normal research to come up with a material that attracts meteors. It is sort of like the opposite of the deflector screens they had on Star Trek.

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    MomSense says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:

    You would fit in perfectly here!

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    Jerzy Russian says:

    @ABL at the top: By the way, I enjoyed your editorial comments. You have an open invitation to edit any of my papers if you want.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Plus ebil gubmint worker. I’m a wingnut’s worst nightmare. :)

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    hoodie says:

    @General Stuck: That, and a bunch of other stuff in there is just plain stupid:

    Now, what’s wrong with the president’s picture? First the weapon is nearly level to the ground. You mean the same level as the other pictures of presidents skeet shooting? . . . Third, he doesn’t know or was never taught that the butt of the weapon must fit to his shoulder. Sure looks like it is . . . Fourth, either skeet or trap shooters wear either a shell bag or a vest or both. Except the ones that have shooting stands in front of them to keep their shells on Apparently, the president is too tough for that. WTF does that have to do with carrying shells? Fifth, most shooters wear baseball style caps. He’s wearing fucking sunglasses. The bill helps block unwanted sun in your eyes. Most golfers do too for the same reason. . . . Seventh, I suppose it could happen, but in my fifty years of shooting a shotgun, skeet, trap, and hunting, including double barrel muzzle loading black powder shotguns, I have never once seen a smoke pattern like that. That’s a ported barrel. Shotguns are known to have them, they’re not exotic

    This asshat is clearly making this shit up. His shooting experiences probably consist of sitting in his basement eating fucking nacho cheese Doritos and playing Call of Duty.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    The comments are filled with wingtard scum publically venting their racist “thoughts” about Obama, reveling in their conspiracy theories, and in general demonstrating that these people are too motherfucking stupid to be allowed free movement in the streets.

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    Alison says:

    @Baud: Woot, maybe I’ll go into advertising when I get back into the work force :P

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    eemom says:

    @MomSense:

    eeeeyew. Glad I didn’t ask mine.

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    hoodie says:

    @hoodie: Here’s a good ol’ boy talking about the virtues of ported barrels when — wait for it — shooting skeet or trap.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Obviously it is because he is either a terrible politician or is secretly in league with the Republicans. Amirite?

    Well, I don’t know, my friend, what do you think?

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    MomSense says:

    @eemom:

    No it was worse–I didn’t ask him until after we had been talking about it for 10 minutes and I noticed the boys were all smirking and laughing at me. Then they finally told me and I realized what had just happened.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    I’m dumbstruck that anyone who could glean so much information from a single photo can’t think up a way for his GOP brethren to win elections without gerrymandering and voter suppression.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @👽 Martin: Thank you. Sometimes you have to laugh at these people to keep from banging your head repeatedly against the nearest wall!

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    Heliopause says:

    Skeet Truthers Are Dumber than 9/11 Truthers and Birthers

    Let’s be fair, skeeters are operating from fairly severe cognitive deficits and are perhaps deserving of a degree of sympathy What’s inexcusable is how the mainstream news people have approached this. In my dictatorship it won’t be Republicans and Birthers on that first train to the gulag.

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    A Humble Lurker says:

    @Ted & Hellen:
    He’s fucking with the simple minded and he’s good at it? Case in point: you?

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    priscianusjr says:

    @Ted & Hellen: Why does the White House choose to play the opposition’s game and feed the frenzy with stunts like releasing pictures? By doing so, the WH only lends credibility to the “controversy” and gives them more ammunition.

    Umm … let me guess … because that kind of mouth-breathing idiocy is great for the Republican image?

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    Quaker in a Basement says:

    Up next: Does Barack Obama actually exist? Opinions differ!

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    Mocasdad says:

    Am I exactly like Alex Jones simply because I found the Cheney administration untrustworthy and the 9/11 commission’s findings unpersuasive? I’m sure I’m not the only liberal who feels this way.

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    Mocasdad says:

    This is a test

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    Mocasdad says:

    This is a test

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    You know, at first, I didn’t believe this skeeter stuff, but, well, those who don’t believe the president have raised their points so rationally and measuredly that I’ve taken another look. And, well, you’ve proven your point, Skeeters, you’ve proven your point.

    I found their reasoning so convicing that, on a hunch, I looked into something fom my own childhood, and I’ve unearthed a horrific new scandal. I pulled out some of my old baseball cards from when I was little, and, well, all I can say is that professional baseball has been unscrupulously conning us for years. I took a good look at Mike Schmidt, Cal Ripken, Carlton Fisk, Gary Gaetti, Frank Thomas (the good one who played for the White Sox), Rickey Henderson and Dale Murphy, among others. And, do you know what? In all those shots, where they were in their “batting stances”, they are posed!

    The real “smoking bat”, as it were, was Dale Murphy, who was holding an aluminum bat in his snapshot! Now, I saw most of these guys play when I was growing up. I saw Schmidt a lot, as I grew up near Philadelphia. And I had believed that these guys were really baseball players. But, truth to tell, I never really sat near enough to the field to see whether it was Schmidt playing out there, or, as I now belive, an automated simu-drone robotic look-alike player on the field. Clearly, though, professional baseball has been engaged in a monstrous hoax to pass these “players” off as actual humans, when, as I have established, they were in fact automated simu-drone robotic look-alike players, quite likely built in North Korea.

    I mean, think about it. They couldn’t get a shot of Dale Murphy holding a wooden bat, and swinging it in a game? Well, not if the real Dale Murphy was only for publicity, to give a “human” face to the automated simu-drone robotic look-alike Murphy playing on the field.

    This outrage sickens me. That’s all I can say about it. And I now call upon the intrepid reporters and fact checkers of the Post to look into this, forthwith. I hope, Ms. Blacklady, that you might take the lead in the investigation into this very real, very serious issue. Our very way of life may well hang in the balance.

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