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Okay, He Shot Something

by Keith Koffler on February 2, 2013, 10:52 am

Updated 12.22 pm ET

The White House this morning released a photo of President Obama shooting “clay targets” at Camp David. The incident occurred August 4, 2012, which was Obama’s 51st birthday.

This doesn’t settle Obama’s claim that he shoots “all the time.” But yes, it does appear he has fired a weapon.

Peace out.

Obama shoots skeet

UPDATE: Several of you have noted that though he’s supposed to be shooting clay targets, which are normally flung through the air, Obama is holding the barrel level.

In fact, White House Dossier has determined that the White House is lying, and Obama wasn’t shooting at clay targets at all. A source at Camp David has sent us this photo, taken just after Obama finished firing, of the actual target.

Darts

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QueenOfScott February 2, 2013 at 10:55 am

Did they dig long and hard to find this photo? Or is that what 0′s been up to this week (clean slate work schedule) – learning how to fire a rifle and staging photo ops? Just asking.

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Susan February 2, 2013 at 11:22 am

I don’t believe much of anything that comes out of the snake pit of Washington, D.C. Especially when it involves the fraudster in chief.

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Star February 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I got it–I got it! This is the SMOKING GUN!!!

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Aileen February 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

*like*

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RT February 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I think President Obama looks great! Slim, in shape, well toned…

According to “some”, our President could “look much better” by: gaining 100 pounds, wearing something Camo or Plaid, growing a scruffy beard, going 5 days un-showered, possessing a lower IQ, and, heaven forbid, constructing a more narrow social vision to simplify this whole “gun thing”.

On the plus side, “some” add, our President has got the dictator thing down, owns the MSM propaganda machine to dupe 300 million Americans (save the enlightened few on this Blog), and is well on his way to leading a fascist state.

Observation: No wonder “some” are conflicted… For those, a mere pressing of the ole reset button on their world view may help… Probably, not, but could…

At least the RWBS Rule of 3 degrees of separation remain in play. Somehow, even on this hot and important political / social topic (has the Prez ever “really” shot a gun…), Benghazi and Hitler managed to get into the conversation… Nice…

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Ted Gambogi February 2, 2013 at 10:57 am

Call me crazy but who shoots skeet with the barrel level? Did he hit anything?

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Shofar February 2, 2013 at 11:03 am

He was actually chasing Biden off the fairway, that’s why the shotgun was level.

I heard the three birch trees and a birdbath were destroyed during the live fire exercise.

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RT February 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

***LIKE*** Best lines ever!

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Keith Koffler February 2, 2013 at 11:03 am

They actually said “clay targets.” Is it possible the targets are stationary?

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veritaseequitas February 2, 2013 at 11:06 am

Don’t think so.

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cincycinco February 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Boehner was holding them for him.

Probably the safest place on the range – if Prezzy’s the shooter. It also gives him his daily Obama humiliation to get teary over…

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Otis Driftwood February 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm

they do make eye level clay target holders for practice. However he could be shooting Trap or Double Trap. In Double Trap the 2nd clay could be low or level while the first clay goes high.

However, he could be shooting towards “aides” holding up clays tied to sticks as they run across the lawn (joking of course).

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Lindy February 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Trap shooting is more difficult than skeet. I doubt he’d go for the hard stuff.

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veritaseequitas February 2, 2013 at 11:05 am

Right?

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Star February 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm

They didn’t want to say pigeons–not PC, don’tcha know.

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MichelleIndependent February 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Barry does not have to hit anything. he will still get an award.

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Ted Gambogi February 2, 2013 at 11:03 am

P.S. 70% of people are right eye dominant so unless Obama is one of the 30% the photo is fake. Since he’s left handed they have him firing from his left shoulder.

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Florida Girl February 2, 2013 at 11:35 am

Absolutely, Ted. I am left handed, although I do a lot of things right handed, such as cutting with scissors, because left handed scissors were not available in school and we didn’t bring our own back then. There is no way he would be comfortable shooting that way. With the smoke on the top and out the front, wouldn’t there have to be some kind of recoil?

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Star February 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm

SNAP! That’s what’s wrong–it seems to be the moment of the shot and the gun is barely nestled against him.

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DeniseVB February 2, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I noticed in the Kennedy file video in the last post, that darn gun just about knocked Mrs. Kennedy’s head off. But that was over 50 years ago, so maybe they’re making kinder and gentler guns now? ;)

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cincycinco February 2, 2013 at 2:53 pm

He IS one of the 1%…

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QueenOfScott February 2, 2013 at 11:04 am

I thought he hit the golf course and partied in Chi-Town without the little Misses on his 51st? Who knew – he was shooting skeet at Camp David?

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Jeff February 2, 2013 at 11:04 am

Anyone can change or add a date to an picture..More Obama deception

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DeniseVB February 2, 2013 at 11:06 am

Good timing with this photo release, huh? First, Let’s Move, now, the Shooter in Chief :D Congrats Keith and please keep the WH questions coming !

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cincycinco February 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

Maybe he was shooting cabbage?

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Shofar February 2, 2013 at 11:07 am

There is something just not right in the way he his holding that weapon. I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but the positioning and posture looks wrong to me. I have fired a number of shotguns, rifles, and handguns, and something just looks off.

Does anyone else see it, or is it just me?

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Aileen February 2, 2013 at 11:07 am

I agree.

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nellyq February 2, 2013 at 11:13 am

definately agree–don’t think he could hit the backside of a barn holding the weapon that way.

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Star February 2, 2013 at 11:15 am

The stock is sort of casually against his shoulder–ouch.

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nellyq February 2, 2013 at 11:33 am

That, and it looks like the recoil would knock a few fillings out the way his cheek is resting on the stock.

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Aileen February 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

If the stock is held tightly against shoulder, recoil would not harm cheek. To sight target properly, cheek must be on stock.

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nellyq February 2, 2013 at 11:45 am

my DH took a look at the pic–he says that there appears to be no recoil going on so I stand corrected–but if there is no recoil, then a photoshopper just added some smoke so we peasants can see that “the president” can to shoot a gun!

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Aileen February 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm

The entire photo is ‘shopped, I think. Those wrists are mighty thin…

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Otis Driftwood February 2, 2013 at 3:16 pm

another issue is his stance – he is standing almost straight up. Most shooters will push or lean forward a little to allow better hip rotation as well as counter the recoil.

The recoil pad is not tucked in as well, am sure he had a nice bruise if he was firing any regular trap load.

Or maybe, he was firing rock salt and yelling “Get off my lawn!!”

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WNY_ROC February 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Otis – I really LIKE – but correct quote is “Hey you kids, get off my lawn!”

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Guillermo Grande February 2, 2013 at 11:53 am

That was my first thought…it seems awkward…not contrived, but awkward. Perhaps it is just the left handed stance. I’m not at all familiar with shotguns (never fired one), but as others have pointed out, he does seem to have his cheek buried into the stock. Seems like that would leave a mark or at least rattle his brains. (That could explain a great deal.)

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RickW February 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm

The injuries he suffered during this firing may have been responsible for his poor performance in Debate #1, GG.

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nellyq February 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

ROFL!!!!!!

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cincycinco February 2, 2013 at 2:32 pm

“Brains”?!?

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cincycinco February 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

“Seems like that would leave a mark or at least rattle his brains.” – Guillermo Grande

“Brains”?!?

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Girly1 February 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Maybe this will help, Shofar. His stance is all off! What a sissy.

http://www.kob.com/kobtvimages/repository/2012-08/skeet_shooting.jpg

Donald Trump says ‘Skeet’ is the national bird of Kenya! Lol!

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Shofar February 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Girly1,

It’s not just the overall stance, but I finally realized that his front hand is almost, if not touching the barrel. If his finger is on or very near the barrel, he would/could have had a burn on the finger.

The photo is just too inconsistent with normal shooting practice. Is it fake? Don’t know, but I think that it definitely stinks.

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cincycinco February 3, 2013 at 10:04 am

“There is something just not right in the way he his holding that weapon.: – Shofar

There’s also something not right in the way he holds the office of the Presidency, “upholds” the Constitution, or the contempt he holds for the country that he and Michelle have both been so successful in, but that’s just Barry…

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Ted Gambogi February 2, 2013 at 11:07 am

My guess is the target is a poster of GWB or a copy of the coinstitution

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Keith Koffler February 2, 2013 at 11:16 am

Maybe the Second Amendment was the bullseye.

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Aileen February 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

*like*

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AZ Granny February 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm

good one!

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cincycinco February 2, 2013 at 2:38 pm

“…a copy of the coinstitution” – Ted Gambogi

I know it’s just a typo and I’m really not being critical of it, but I think “COINstitution” is a fairly good description of the document in 2013! Just stick your – and your fellow citizen’s – legal rights in the Obama vending machine, and out comes “free” health care and all the birth control and abortions you could ever want!

All it costs is your hard-won, God-given liberties…

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QueenOfScott February 2, 2013 at 11:09 am

Skeet shooting is a recreational and competitive activity where participants, using shotguns, attempt to break clay disks automatically flung into the air from two fixed stations at high speed from a variety of angles.

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Star February 2, 2013 at 11:17 am

…in the air–the gun points UP, as someone noted. Yes! My brother tried out for the Olys in skeet–he had trouble with Low House Five.

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QueenOfScott February 2, 2013 at 11:18 am

He must be aiming at the fixed station that flings the skeet…

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Keith Koffler February 2, 2013 at 11:26 am

QOS – good one.

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cincycinco February 2, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Boehner was holding them for him.

Probably the safest place on the range – if Prezzy’s the shooter. It also gives him his daily Obama humiliation to get teary over…

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srdem65 February 2, 2013 at 11:17 am

Nope. Ain’t buying it. Who’s the guy in the photo? could be my mail carrier.

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srdem65 February 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

Here’s what he did on Aug 4:
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-turns-51-plays-golf-camp-david-133002423.html

According to press releases, MrO played golf for 6 hours in DC before heading out to CampDavid on Aug 4, so he arrived at the Camp sometime around 4 or 5 pm ET. If the photo isn’t some hoax, he changed his shirt, his pants, and grabbed a firearm before dinner.

I ain’t buying it.

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DeniseVB February 2, 2013 at 11:52 am

You found more info than I did, just the pool schedule to confirm he was in CD:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/08/president_obama_official_sched_970.html

He wasn’t there that long, could’ve been a photo op but they chose not to run it since it might have upset his anti-gun lobby friends. Though you’d think the photo would have included his target, not just a pose w/rifle.

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cincycinco February 3, 2013 at 10:07 am

“Though you’d think the photo would have included his target, not just a pose w/rifle.” – DeniseVB

You don’t get to see his target because ValJar told him folks might react negatively if they saw the orginal copy of the Constitution all bullet riddled and stuff…

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DeniseVB February 2, 2013 at 12:04 pm

And found this link on FB ….

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/08/04/birthday-golf/

Hee, hee.

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Mrs Compton February 2, 2013 at 11:17 am

You typically shoot skeet up in the air, so not quite sure what he’s doing here!

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cincycinco February 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm

No target. He was hunting Bo, so Mooch could fix him some Kenya stew.

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Star February 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

The biggest thing he shot was when he shot off his mouth.

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Aileen February 2, 2013 at 11:39 am

*like*

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Lizzy February 2, 2013 at 11:38 am

It’s either staged or fake maybe both.

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Susan February 2, 2013 at 11:40 am

Wouldn’t doubt his Hollyweird pals created this imagery. He stands in front of a backdrop of Camp David scenery and the handlers show him how to hold the gun. There doesn’t appear to be any kickback from firing the weapon, so the smoke was probably added as a special effect. Harvey Weinstein production.

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nellyq February 2, 2013 at 11:47 am

Amen–there appears to be no recoil going on per my DH so we have just another photo op fake.

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nellyq February 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

along with those vegetables “fresh from the garden” and all those shots with Bo the dog, the part of the loving WH family. . .

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Star February 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Maybe there are lots of Bo’s–like all the Lassies.

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Julie Brueckheimer February 2, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I’d bet you that Barney was more loved and considered part of the family than Bo is to the Obamas.

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Star February 2, 2013 at 12:34 pm

No argument there…I will take that furry bundle if they don’t want him.

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nellyq February 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm

That would be a much better fate than that that befell the Clinton’s WH pets-Socks the cat was given away and Buddy the chocolate lab got hit by a car!

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Star February 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I think Socks ended up with Clinton’s secy and lived out his lifetime scarfing Fancy Feast. Buddy did let a car catch him.

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Julie Brueckheimer February 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Socks probably got a good deal, getting away from the Clintons.

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Julie Brueckheimer February 2, 2013 at 12:14 pm

OK, he shot something. I hope it was his wad.

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cincycinco February 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm

“…I hope it was his wad.” – Julie Brueckheimer

Probably not. I don’t see Rahm Emmanuel or Jay-Z in this picture…

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RickW February 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I guess what is still not clear to me is why they bothered to release this “proof”? He babbled something about shooting skeet all the time and rather than just let it die, they perpetuate the silliness by publishing this photo. Whats next, photos of a pile of shattered clay targets to prove his marksmanship?

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srdem65 February 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm

IMO, it wasn’t just the right-wingnut conspiricy haters like some of us who doubted his story, but some in the slobbering state-run media, too. And, horrors!, there was ridicule, smirking, and laughter at the thought of BO shooting anything.

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RickW February 2, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Its disgraceful that the man who led SEAL Team 6 on the Bin Laden raid has to prove his weapon credentials. :>)

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Star February 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm

:-)

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DeniseVB February 2, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I think he misspoke when he said “we shoot … all the time”. Just trying to show off for the NRA with some smack talk?

Digging around the intertubes, many people have tried to dig up pool reports mentioning Skeet Shooting at CD. Even one of my fb friends posted Keith’s link (I posted above) from Aug 4 as proof if WHD didn’t mention it, it didn’t happen :)

Another was from a CD Marine guard who confirmed at the most, twice…. and Obama hated it.

I’ve been skiing twice so I would never say I go skiing all the time.

This story seems to be a) why did Obama embelish his story? b) why has it been kept secret? c) what else does he keep secret ?

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Susan February 2, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Wouldn’t put it past them, Rick. These people are very thin-skinned. Keith and others in conservative media have been mocking them for their obvious shortcomings. They don’t like being the butt of jokes so they manufacture evidence to prove they aren’t the pretenders we all believe they are. They are the consummate grifters – Mooch with her veggies and now Barry with his gun.

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RickW February 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Somewhere, Charlton Heston is smiling, Susan.

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AZ Granny February 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

David Plouffe is calling the doubters “skeeters” on twitter. https://twitter.com/davidplouffe/status/297724240172576768

I agree with everyone else, there is something off about that photo. But what I do like is the fact that someone in the WH reads WHD. They responded with a photo of Michelle’s garden earlier this week and now this.

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AZ Granny February 2, 2013 at 12:40 pm

oops, Plouffe called people skeet birthers. It was someone else that called them skeeters.

About the target update – ROFL !!!

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nellyq February 2, 2013 at 12:48 pm

My, aren’t they sensitive!! What else can we dream up that they will feel they must respond to? This could provide entertainment for quite a while!

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RickW February 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm

He mentions hunting in any form, nelly, we will be treated to pix of him wearing a coonskin cap, carrying a musket as he hunts for dinner on the WH lawn. Maybe the picked over carcasses are buried in Michelle’s Garden for fertilizer?

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srdem65 February 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Nelly, Rick….so funny. Lol.

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cincycinco February 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm

“as he hunts for BO on the WH lawn.” – RickW

Fixed it for ya. He’s got a hankering for a nice aso stew, just like he used to get back home. Besides, that darn dog piddled on his Guccis, and you KNOW how this guy is about REVENGE!

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Star February 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Squirrels–they are all over the place.

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RickW February 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Good point, cincy. The musket would be more cost effective than the drone strike he usually favors.

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Aileen February 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Where I am from, “skeeters” refers to mosquitos. Does that admission make me a bitter skeeter?

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Susan February 2, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Same here, Aileen. Guess there are a lot of us bitter skeeters who cling to our God and our guns…

http://youtu.be/Ql49eLRRJ_E

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GotFreedom February 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Here’s what “skeeters” probably means to BHO. . .seeing as how he’s from the mean streets of Chi-town (lol):

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=skeeters

NOTE: I think the first definition applies to MO!

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srdem65 February 2, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I can’t stop laughing. stop it.
bitter skeeters!!

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Julie Brueckheimer February 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I think the third definition applies to MO.

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cincycinco February 3, 2013 at 10:12 am

…And the fourth definition is why Obama wants the border opened down South…

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DeniseVB February 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Here’s a slo-mo video of skeet shooting ….

http://youtu.be/0NjLIc44H_U

Note the gun starts off level but isn’t fired until well after it’s raised. So perhaps Obama was just practicing shooting in the above photo ?

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RickW February 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm

…or the intern who Photoshopped the shotgun in has no knowledge of recoil, etc……..

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GotFreedom February 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Guess that makes me a right wing, anti-illegal, pro life, gun owning straight college educated politically informed Christian “skeeter” that the liberals just hate!!!

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DeniseVB February 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I’m learning so much about this sport, thanks Obama !

The WH press release with the photo mentioned shooting at clay targets, after a quick wiki search, clay targets are moving, no reference to a stationary target.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_pigeon_shooting

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Otis Driftwood February 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Clay Pigeon Target Stand –

http://cherrytargets.com/shop.html

Been around for years.

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DeniseVB February 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Just for target practice, seems like that would be an expensive use of clay targets. But he’s the prezzy, nothing’s too good for him :D

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GotFreedom February 2, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Smoke looks photo shopped; gun too level; he’s standing too upright (there should be kick back). . .check out this slow motion video from “Field & Stream” on how it’s really done:

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/gun-nuts/2011/06/video-clay-shooting-slow-motion

He’s so phony and predictable isn’t he???

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Miss E February 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Want to bet it was a special light load something to give off smoke & no recoil? Get the photo op to show the country he is a man who does know guns.

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DeniseVB February 2, 2013 at 2:27 pm

As someone else mentioned, a Hollywood stunt rifle ? Looks different from the “clay target” guns used in the videos. But I guess you can use anything that shoots for target practice.

The rifle is also missing the Presidential Seal ? /snort

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RickW February 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm

We used to call those cap guns, Miss E.

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nellyq February 2, 2013 at 1:49 pm

As my DH put it, he “shoots” a gun like he throws a baseball!!!

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owen_kellogg February 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm
nellyq February 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm

looks about right!!!!! ROFL!!!

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owen_kellogg February 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm
Susan February 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

That one appears to be altered, Owen. There is definitely a sock stuffed in those drawers.

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Guillermo Grande February 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

So that is what magic underpants look like. Who knew? I suspect wearing those might enable many evolving positions?

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Susan February 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Guess a photoshop of Barry dressed like Elmer Fudd would violate the White House Rules, eh?

http://fan.tcm.com/_Duck-Rabbit-Duck-1953/video/1658964/66470.html

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RickW February 2, 2013 at 3:14 pm

A potential racist, violence outrage, Susan. Merely viewing the original video would show a Caucasian hunter firing at a “duck of color”. They never get to Photoshop the changes because Holder would be looking to prosecute Mel Blanc et al

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gracepmc February 2, 2013 at 5:22 pm

I don’t know — maybe it’s not a one time thing. Given all these photos of the President shooting. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0O0HtSjz2Bo/UQ16s8_G79I/AAAAAAABHEY/tCd-LqqqbvM/s400/130202-sooper.jpg

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GotFreedom February 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Owen. . .both of your photos which “have not been altered” are more believable than the one the WH put out–thanks!

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Nolikeo February 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm

What a sissy….the most effiminate prez in history.

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gracepmc February 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Ya think? See my photo link above.

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cincycinco February 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm

He probably had Seal Team 6 doing the actual shooting – but stay out of sight.

That way, ALL the targets would be hit during his photo-op, and then brag about how it was ALL him. The fact-free media paean to Marksman Obama could then commence…

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Adrienne February 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm

He played golf that day and probably wouldn’t have arrived at Camp David until it was too late to skeet shoot. The next day he left early to return to the White House.

And………..are we to believe that Camp David doesn’t have skeet shooting vests? Not likely! I highly doubt they would let him shoot without a vest.

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cincycinco February 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

“I highly doubt they would let him shoot without a vest.” – Adrienne

Obama, follow the rules? Those are for the peasants!

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Julie Brueckheimer February 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

One of the other conservative sites says that the photo was timed at10:19 P.M. so that is pretty convincing support for your point.

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RickW February 2, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Baseball season is coming up. Wanna bet Barry reviews his throwing form (His Opening Day First Pitch in his initial year was worthy of a 5 yr old girl) and he morphs into Bob Gibson? “Playing ball at Camp David with the Secret Service”

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LouisianaTiger February 2, 2013 at 3:27 pm

The fool that photoshopped that photograph ( probably that sissy boy Plouffe) needs to actually fire a shotgun before posting this fake. There is not an over/under shotgun made anywhere on this planet that has a recoil port/recoil compensator that is located 4″ from the end of the barrel – note the smoke from the shotgun firing exiting both the end of the barrel and the right side of the barrel!! IMPOSSIBLE – Also – if the shotgun were some Special Make for the Special ONE – the port on the upper barrel of the over/under would wreck havoc on the lower barrel. These ass clowns are clueless about everything, well, everything except stealing the election and destroying our beloved United States of America!! Now, get back to work for the collective, Comrade.

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Otis Driftwood February 2, 2013 at 3:42 pm

if you look closely at the upper barrel it has what looks like a extended choke tube. It could be ported and then would dampen the recoil somewhat depending on the load, however I agree with you, the side venting of smoke would be near the barrel opening vice 4 inches down. It looks like a quality shotgun also so if anyone modified the regular barrel with a vent in that location, they would be one crappy gunsmith / armorer.

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Star February 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm

This is the ONE country in which you would NOT want to trick out a picture. The one! So they do.

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Otis Driftwood February 2, 2013 at 3:33 pm

maybe, he was firing rock salt and yelling “Get off my lawn!!”

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Corey February 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Haha. That’s funny, both the idiocy of the White House and the second photo!!

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srdem65 February 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Releasing this photo, real or not, has turned into a massive miscalculation of how it would be received by the American public.
His supporters are outraged that MrObama would release a photo of him shooting a firearm, for fun, when he is in the midst of an anti-gun campaign.
Those who are fighting the campaign against the Second Amendment are delighted for the same reason.

The photo is in every media and has sparked a controversy over real or fake, why and why not, and did absolutely nothing to enhance the President’s position on gun control. His close supporters who coined new names for doubters as “skeeters” or “skeet birthers” didn’t help at all, either.

It’s possible that the release of this photo will kill any further attempt to enact new federal gun laws. The Dem city mayors who asked national banks not to extend financial credit to gun makers will have a hard time defending their position when the President is using one of those guns for his amusement.
One photo. A thousand words, for sure.

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gracepmc February 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Now that I am done with my little urban military training rant and had a little fun with all the hilarity here and elsewhere about this photograph, you make some good points although I am not sure how much this will play into backing off on new federal gun laws. It’s possible that Obama over reached on taking on the 2nd Amendment on the back of that horrible tragedy in Sandy Hook. This incident might make it very difficult for anyone to take him seriously. And there have been other indications that perhaps they might be backing off. However, a ridiculed Obama can be a loose cannon.

It’s sad to think that a silly challenge about Obama and skeet shooting can provoke a WH response while no amount of national concern over Benghazi could.

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gracepmc February 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Unlikely this is a real photo and sort of weird that the WH felt it had to put it out there. But this is what they do.

More disturbing to me is the increase in military training exercises with Blackhawks over major cities in America. I have seen occasional articles about this but never paid that much attention. Yesterday there was a similar exercise in Miami so I took note. Apparently this is part of urban readiness training resulting from the Pentagons Deployment of 20,000 some odd troops inside the US. Best I can determine citizenry is not informed when this training is to occur. And is is going on in many cities across the US.

I didn’t set out this morning to look into military training over US cities, but there certainly is a goodly amount of information about it. It’s pretty ironic in light of all the Social Democrat brouhaha about gun control, the newly released photo of President Skeet

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gracepmc February 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm

(cut myself off)…and the tug at your heart strings political use of the Sandy Hook choir tomorrow at the Super Bowl.

I’m not some crazy wingnut (yet) but something very strange is happening to this country. My suggestion is that if the Pentagon wants to do military urban training they either build a city somewhere in the desert or confine it to Chicago where they can really terrorize citizens who are prohibited to own guns for self defense and where Rahm Emmanuel can use a crisis to its best advantage.

Didn’t mean to hijack the thread, but this is what I stumbled upon on this otherwise idyllic Saturday and this is where I come with honest concerns.

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Otis Driftwood February 2, 2013 at 6:10 pm

they could rent out Detroit and play urban warfare training if they want.. level out a couple of blocks of abandoned homes while their at it.

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cincycinco February 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

Nah. They need buildings that liberalism hasn’t ALREADY destroyed to train for invading HEALTHY cities…

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srdem65 February 2, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Those so-called training activities are troubling and unprecedented, as far as I know.
There is evidence that Homeland Security forces have purchased millions of rounds of hollow point bullets. Who are they planning to shoot in America?
Social Security has also purchased military grade ammo, begging the question of just how dangerous they see hordes of senior citizens sitting in their offices.
I don’t know what to make of it, either, Grace.
?? just don’t know.

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Star February 3, 2013 at 11:30 am

Social Security? Weird.

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gracepmc February 2, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I love those Dem mayors. I call them Gansta’ Mayors or Ballerina Bully Wannabes.

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KmB February 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm

That’s a remarkable amount of powder burn coming from the muzzle. In addition I’ve been shooting for 20 plus years and I’ve never seen exhaust gasses from the side of a weapon unless the barrel had been breached.

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DeniseVB February 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Guess I now know why the WH released the “official shooting” photo on the Saturday of Super Bowl weekend.

What fun. Well, for us, not the WH ;)

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sablegsd February 2, 2013 at 9:40 pm

He spent his celebration date of his commie whore mother crapping him out in chicago last year. Lying commie koranimal scum.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=obama+in+chicago+for+his+birthday+in+2012&qpvt=obama+in+chicago+for+his+birthday+in+2012&FORM=VDRE

Don’t see any skeet shooting going on.

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Dan February 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

This was his parting shot at Hillary

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Otis Driftwood February 3, 2013 at 12:02 am

1 gun salute??

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cincycinco February 3, 2013 at 10:19 am

“1 gun salute??” – Otis Driftwood

Yeah. Ambassador Stevens and the SEALS already got the other 20, with interest…

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Swedishlady February 3, 2013 at 3:16 am

I have had a hilarious morning reading about the Shooting Event. I agree with all of you here, it´s just him posing and acting again. Image is everything. Appears like he pretends to be a little bit more macho now, he wants to shed that sissy image. To believe anything at all about his shooting I would like to see a 5 minute video of the event.
A rather insignificant detail like this makes him hop up and produce this “evidence”. But much more severe discussions about his birthcertificate and academic records are ignored. Hmmmmmmmmm. Well, there was, after a long time, a “birth certificate” but too many questions about it….

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Wigglesworth February 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

If Obama shot skeet “all the time” you would see many reports in the press about it like we do with all his golfing.

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Gary Glendenning February 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

He’s firing what looks like an over/under double barrel shotgun. What’s the little puff of smake blownig outa the top right of the barrel?

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DeniseVB February 3, 2013 at 9:21 am

There’s a whole FB page now dedicated to photoshops of the official photo, too funny !

https://www.facebook.com/ObamaKeepsAmericaLaughing

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RickW February 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

We better be careful about the laughter. Dear Leader may become enraged and call Harry Reid. “They think its funny? FUNNY? Harry, raise their dammed taxes! Stupid peasants!”

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MarjoJimbo February 3, 2013 at 10:45 am

FB will have it down before day’s end, but in the meantime, it is hilarious!

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AZ Granny February 3, 2013 at 11:07 am

Denise, thanks for that link! The hilarity continues today! ROFL!!!

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cincycinco February 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm

“A wonderful ferment was working in Germany. Life seemed more free, more modern, more exciting than in any place I had ever been… Everywhere there was an accent on youth. One sat up with young people all night in the pavement café the plush bars, on a Rhineland steamer or in a smoke-filled artist’s studio and talked endlessly about life… Most Germans one met… struck you as being democratic, liberal, even pacifist. One scarcely heard of Hitler or the Nazis except as butts of jokes ….” – William Shirer, an American journalist living in Berlin, writing in 1928.

http://study.abingdon.org.uk/history/4th_sources.1920s.html

Yup, easy to laugh at nacent tyrants. Until it’s not funny anymore…

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AZ Granny February 3, 2013 at 11:18 am
Otis Driftwood February 3, 2013 at 11:19 am

I figured out what he was shooting – Browning Citori 725 Sporting O/U Shotgun. Both barrels are ported, the site shows a excellent picture. Go here -

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?fid=008B&cid=013&tid=531&bg=x

However, his form is AWFUL. And I would say.. yup, a staged photo.

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AZ Granny February 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

Otis, thanks for that link. Question though, isn’t the left side of the barrel also ported? If so, why isn’t there smoke out the left? Here’s the link to the original WH photo on Flickr. It’s large so you can see the details. It looks just like the right side in the photo at the link you provided.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/8436110735/sizes/o/in/photostream/

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Otis Driftwood February 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

good question…

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MichelleIndependent February 3, 2013 at 1:29 pm
Star February 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

404′d.

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pianogirl88 February 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm
Otis Driftwood February 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm
nellyq February 3, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I really, really don’t envy the staffer who thought this fiasco up. Whoever it is is going to come in tomorrow to find his/her things in a box and his/her name off the office door–unless it is Val Jar, of course!

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