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I sat down to do a Photoshop of this picture, but I thought — what can I add? What can I possibly do to this picture to make it weirder or more embarrassing than it already is? Dude is reading a picture book about himself to a group of under-fives. (Anyhow, Nice Deb posted a Photoshop derived from the same image before I’d managed to scrape together an idea).

It’s not a book so much about him, actually, as First Dog Bo. The word balloon says “a puppy!!!” which I guess he must have announced from the presidential podium.

I looked it up on Amazon, so I could link to the actual book, but I can’t work out which one it is. It’s not Bo Obama: The White House Tails. I don’t think it’s Bo Obama: First Dog of the United States of America. Doesn’t look like Puppy Power Bo Obama #1 (sayyyyy…did they steal that from Scrappy Doo?). Not First Pooch: The Obamas Pick a Pet. I dunno. Maybe it’s The First Pup: The Real Story of How Bo Got to the White House. Definitely not First Dog of 1600 Pooch’lvania Avenue: My First Year in Arf! Arf! Office! or First Puppy’s New Home. Or First Dog or Bo, America’s Commander in Leash.

Geeeeeeez, people! I know first pets have been a part of the landscape since Nixon were a pup, but — get a grip!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 5, 2011, 10:38 pm

Aaaannnnnnd…Sarah Palin’s announcement steps on my post. Thanks a bunch, Sarah!

Comment from Nina
Time: October 5, 2011, 10:42 pm

She’s just like that. 🙂

I had no idea how many Bo books there are out there…were there that many about any other first dog?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 5, 2011, 10:45 pm

Mannnnnnn! What an ego this guy has. Is there ever ANYTHING he does where he isn’t the main and most important thing he talks about?

Oh, and Sarah Palin? I’d kind of forgotten all about her, but I am pretty sure someone gave me her last album for my birthday.

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: October 5, 2011, 10:46 pm

Even further back than Checkers. . .”I hate war. My wife, Eleanor, hates war. My dog, Fala, hates war.”

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 5, 2011, 10:52 pm

How could I forget Fala! I was trying to think back to early presidential dogs.

Socks is the first cat I remember.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: October 5, 2011, 10:56 pm

Hmm, more kickback opportunities for the Wons?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 5, 2011, 11:44 pm

Ach. Steve Jobs is dead.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: October 5, 2011, 11:44 pm

Did someone have Steve Jobs, rumor is he kicked the bucket, stamped the time card, went to the great reward.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 5, 2011, 11:45 pm

Yep. Bruno Braun had him.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: October 5, 2011, 11:46 pm

Wonder why he didn’t do it on announcement day.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 5, 2011, 11:49 pm

WAIT, WAIT, WAIT! Nobody won! We are between Dead Pools! (Sorry Bruno).

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: October 6, 2011, 12:01 am

I hope we can get flash now.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: October 6, 2011, 12:02 am

Gone to the great apple in the sky…..and not even a small dick to show for it.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: October 6, 2011, 12:05 am

Well, that’s two, Delores Hope and Steve Jobs, wonder who three will be!

Comment from Deborah
Time: October 6, 2011, 12:06 am

Say … that Nice Deb is quick on the draw ain’t she! 🙂

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: October 6, 2011, 1:11 am

We lost two here today, Mrs Compton – though their names won’t mean a lot to many in the US: the cricketer Graham Dilley and the guitarist Bert Jansch. Both, like Jobs, far too young.

Jansch was revered by guitarists both sides of the pond.

I have to confess I’m quite depressed by it all.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: October 6, 2011, 1:20 am

I’m sorry Uncle B. Yes, it is a sad day.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 6, 2011, 1:53 am

I would laugh my ASS off if a black kid would walk up to him, point at the picture and yell “THAT’S RASCIST!!!”

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 6, 2011, 1:55 am

Mrs. Compton – The moment Jobs left Apple, the engineers there started cranking on LION, trying to address all the issues that Jobs wouldn’t let them touch before in order to make them business compatable.

I have no idea if Flash is part of it, but I ran into the guy who wrote the program a few months ago, and he told me that they have a version ready to go, the moment APPLE gets off their high-horse and lets them distribute….

Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 6, 2011, 2:58 am

Boy, the new guy at Apple must feel like he REALLY f’d up that presentation yesterday.

Comment from JeffS
Time: October 6, 2011, 3:09 am

Stoatie, how about this for a Photoshop of President Zero’s “My Pet Goat” moment?

Comment from Oceania
Time: October 6, 2011, 3:46 am

Look at that Gay Multi-Kultural Shit behind him?

Are you Americans stupid enough to let your sub-human half Negroid ill-i-git-i-mate President actually run anything?

Comment from beasn
Time: October 6, 2011, 4:35 am

Wait a minute..Oceania seemed peeved that terrorist fella got smoked the other day and now is now making a crack about multi-culturalism? Someone needs to lay off the crack.

Comment from The Jannie
Time: October 6, 2011, 5:44 am

“get a grip!”

This was one of my regular sayings until I said it to my four year old grandson. He turned to my daughter and said “Mummy, what’s a grip?” This is the same grandson who, seeing me mix fruit and cereal in my dish,asked “Grandad, why are you burying it?”

Comment from Oceania
Time: October 6, 2011, 7:24 am


I need to marcate for the benefit of uneducated amongst us.
Multi-culturalism has nothing to do with the actions of your government in killing innocent people around the world.

As I have always maintained, most Americans are so ignorant that it is painful to watch. You could all learn something from Nazi Morals – as they told you what they were doing – and why.
Incidentally, Obama would be one of the first people I would push into the gas chamber.

Comment from MIke C.
Time: October 6, 2011, 8:43 am

I note that the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd took a time time-out to praise Jobs as one of their own. When, in fact, he was essentially the archtypical example of the kind of person they want to feed into a wood chipper, regarless of what he did after he got money.

Christ, it’s enough to make you weep… Or buy more ammo.

Comment from Oceania
Time: October 6, 2011, 11:19 am

It is only a matter of time, before the Laws of Nature seek to redress the balance.
Buying ammunition is a good idea. I recommend high velocity 22LR hollow points and subs.

Comment from Alice
Time: October 6, 2011, 11:21 am

I don’t object to Oceania sharing wildly differing opinions or even the frequent thread hijacking. It’s the unmitigated (and wholly unnecessary) ugliness of the comments I cannot abide.

Comment from Sven in Colorado
Time: October 6, 2011, 1:58 pm

Bert Jansch from his dayz with Pentangle, along with John Renbourn and Jaqui McShee. Can’t recall the others. Incredible musicians one and all.

Damn, that makes me feel old.

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Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: October 6, 2011, 3:16 pm

Opportunistic writers like that rank lower than online slash fan fiction writers in my mind. Writing something quick to cash in on a trend is just awful.

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: October 6, 2011, 3:17 pm

Sven: Terry Cox & Danny Thompson. OK, I cheated and looked at Wikipedia–but I, too, was a great fan. The Pentangle was a wonderfully adventurous group, not surprising given their individual talents.

Yeah. Old.

Alice: Well, yeah, that’s why he does it. If your goal is to receive attention, and you can’t make friends by being interesting and likable while disagreeing with someone, you might as well offend them by being as unpleasant as possible. It gets attention. On the other hand, knowing someone is reliably ugly in his posts allows one to ignore him, so that works out.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: October 6, 2011, 3:37 pm

one of the first people I would push into the gas chamber

Indeed, your soul is bared. You need say nothing more.

Comment from Oldcat
Time: October 6, 2011, 6:18 pm

Can’t Hark –

He’s just boring. Trying to press our buttons by reading slogans off cue cards. Yawn.

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: October 6, 2011, 8:44 pm

Nicely put, Oldcat!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 6, 2011, 9:17 pm

The thing about Oceania’s writing, he’s just kind of ugly for ugly’s sake. Taken as a whole, his remarks don’t cohere into a philosophy. At least, I don’t get anything out of it beyond “you suck” plus violence imagery and racial language. It’s like a toddler trying to offend; a grab bag of naughty junk.

Comment from Mike James
Time: October 6, 2011, 10:37 pm

Oceania, I don’t know about any “sub-human half Negroid ill-i-git-i-mate” Presidents, but for the past three years we gave supreme executive power, and I am not making this up, to a crummy, dissembling little faculty lounge parlor pink self-appointed street organizer, with sad results for too much of the world.

Man, I don’t know what we were thinking. Oh, well, we’ll fire his Commie arse in a year’s time, and turn to picking up after him.

Comment from Mojo
Time: October 6, 2011, 10:41 pm


Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: October 6, 2011, 11:03 pm

Um, yeah. Bert Jansch. I’ve been indulging in some nostalgia. . .


Damn, they were excellent!

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: October 6, 2011, 11:10 pm

Forgive me. This is perhaps even more appropriate to the occasion; may Christ receive his soul!–and I’m not a believer.


Comment from Pablo
Time: October 7, 2011, 3:07 am

.22? Silly Kiwi. .22’s are for varmints. And hollow points would just take all the pinballing fun out of them. If the first number is lower than 4 yer doing it wrong.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: October 7, 2011, 10:00 am

I don’t know about that. The USN Rifle MK7 shoots a 16″ shell, that ones first digit is 1.

Comment from Pablo
Time: October 7, 2011, 12:48 pm

That’s a 50 cal, Scott. Plus it’s damned tough to walk the streets with. 😉

Comment from Oceania
Time: October 8, 2011, 3:22 am

Yes, the HX 22LR ammo comes out at 450 m/s … which is zippy enough. Especially in a BullPup configuration with a 400 round magazine. Squirt.
I have thought of rechambering the 303/7.7 mm to a non rimmed cartridge – as it is my favourite set to 185 grained. However even 303 “native’ rounds are a bit bulkly … to carry around for personal use.

Ahh.. Americans and the 40 Cal Myth … I’ve never even seen an American yet hit their target with a ‘4’ … and usually women are better shots than men!

Comment from Anonymous
Time: October 8, 2011, 6:28 pm

It’s not a book so much about him, actually, as First Dog Bo.

In recognition of being the only Obama to actually create any shovel-ready jobs…

Comment from Bill (off to Af-Stan this time around) T
Time: October 8, 2011, 6:31 pm

%$#@! Forgot I’d revert to an Anonymous status on this laptop…

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: October 9, 2011, 12:06 am

Good to see you’re still alive and kicking, BillT–best of luck in this next round.

Comment from Noelegy
Time: October 10, 2011, 4:51 pm

Saw this photo referred to elsewhere as “My Pet Dolt.” 🙂

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