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Yes, sir, you certainly be

There are two important things you need to know about this photograph:

1. It has not been Photoshopped. Not by me, anyway.

2. It was hand picked by campaign staffers to be uploaded to Obama’s Facebook page and website.

Okay, three things:

3. It’s not the only embarrassing shot they chose to publicize. No sirree bob.

Go on, click the link. It’s not an icky old Obamalink, it’s from David Stein at Republican Party Animals (who’s written some funny captions to go with).


Comment from Kurt P
Time: May 10, 2012, 10:57 pm

Just to let you know- as soon as I clicked that link my Malwarebytes and Avast ant-virus both went off like fire alarms.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 10, 2012, 11:01 pm

Wow, really? Republican Party Animals is pretty orthodox. I’ll ask them if they know why.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 10, 2012, 11:09 pm


Comment from Mike James
Time: May 10, 2012, 11:20 pm

Clicked the link, and do you know what happened?

White font, black background. First time I ever told someone they owed me a new keyboard because my eyes started projectile bleeding!

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: May 10, 2012, 11:46 pm

Kurt & Stoatie:

No alarms here, but I’ve got a ton of advertising blocked at several levels, and I’m running the “NoScript” add-on to make sure that unless it’s javascript on a site I’ve approved, it doesn’t even load.

I’m just paranoid like that.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: May 10, 2012, 11:57 pm

No problems on this end, other than the aesthetics.

I would say there are no words…but they obviously speak for themselves.

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: May 11, 2012, 12:28 am

Those people are only supporting Obama because there aren’t any other cool cults to join…

Comment from Pablo
Time: May 11, 2012, 1:58 am

That first pic makes me want to call Child Protective Services. What an assload of fail.

Comment from Pawn O’Thewon
Time: May 11, 2012, 2:45 am

If they had had room, they would have written:
“I’m in, because I’ll believe anything.”
(or ‘belive anything’)

Comment from Nina
Time: May 11, 2012, 3:02 am

Oh…my. Those are some sobering photos.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 11, 2012, 3:50 am

I think they missed an important sequence there…


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: May 11, 2012, 4:48 am

If only Zombie Reagan were running, Barry would out-lose Mondale!

I’ve started putting up pictures. Each one is about 4 GB, so this is going to take a while.


Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: May 11, 2012, 5:10 am

And Google’s new uploading tool stinks! Help!

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 11, 2012, 7:23 am

Oh look, they’ve found a more evolved form of life, other than these defective humans


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 11, 2012, 10:28 am

Fascinating pics, Bob. MOAR!

Trying to process the idea of packs of stray pekingese.

Comment from MikeW
Time: May 11, 2012, 12:09 pm

Hey Swease,
As a practitioner of the Photoshop Dark Arts, I thought you would get a kick out of this. El Rushbo has a redo of Time ragazine’s latest ‘edgy’ cover. Definitely more truthful.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 11, 2012, 3:35 pm

Hahaha…I wish I’d thought of that, Mike!

To be honest, the Time cover creeped me out so bad, I said “ewwww” and closed the window as fast as I could.

Comment from mojo
Time: May 11, 2012, 4:01 pm

Could be worse. Could be dead.

Comment from nightfly
Time: May 11, 2012, 4:01 pm

In Time’s defense, at least it was a picture of a mother doing something that mothers commonly do; the entire ick factor comes with the boy being too old (and yes he is, sorry advocates, weaning a child is important to said child’s mental and physical development). Contrast with the Newsweek cover last month of Andy Sullivan as Jesus (complete with crown of thorns!), along with his cover feature “Follow Jesus, not churches.” I’d like to think someone at Newsweek was intentionally undermining the content of the article by illustrating Andy’s self-importance, choosing the precise opposite of what he purports to write. That would be giving someone way too much credit, however.

Comment from Jon
Time: May 11, 2012, 6:14 pm

Time doesn’t have much of a defense. This is a nationally distributed magazine, it is publicly available, and if it were shown on TV it would not have a children-friendly rating.
Now, I’m not a big fan of the TV ratings, but if we have a lick (or in this case, suck) of consistency, we need to apply the same standard to publicly-available media.
It’s ironic that the infantilization of America is overlooked for the glory of Glorious O, while this cover gets a minor amount of fuss.

Comment from Mike James
Time: May 11, 2012, 6:21 pm

Damn, that Time cover’s creepy. No way that kid’s three years old.

Comment from Jason L
Time: May 11, 2012, 6:34 pm

I followed link and got infected by Rogue.FakeAV malware!!
Symantec prevented it from connecting out so it couldn’t complete infection. Rkill and Anti-MalwareBytes killed it off.

BAD Weasel giving us the Hanta virus!!

Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:


HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|RXbWrRUoUJ.exe (Rogue.FakeAV) -> Data: C:\ProgramData\RXbWrRUoUJ.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\ProgramData\RXbWrRUoUJ.exe (Rogue.FakeAV) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\IBM_ADMIN\AppData\Local\Temp\MvtkW2sqxJ4B7n.exe.tmp (Rogue.FakeAV) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 11, 2012, 6:45 pm

Rethuglicans are stupid. Democrats are smart. It’s science!

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: May 12, 2012, 12:46 am

I meant 4 MB, but still. Missus was streaming soaps from her hometown, and our network was balking. I’ll do better tonight.

Is Picasa any good?

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 12, 2012, 6:05 am

I couldn’t see anything hinky in the source of that page.

There was one odd thing. I tried to download the page – i.e. save the source to a dummy file on the desktop. Safari wouldn’t do it – reported that the page doesn’t exist.

There may be some kind of server redirect involved.

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Comment from Kevin
Time: May 15, 2012, 5:22 pm

I don’t understand why that photo is imbarissing.

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