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Obama's Teleprompters

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The topic of Obama and his teleprompters (one of which was stolen a year ago, causing a public appearance delay) has been so pervasive in the "counterculture" that it led to the creation of the term TOTUS. But it wasn't until today that TOTUS officially became part of the mainstream media lexicon courtesy of this slideshow via Reuters, which should explain just who pulls the strings.

A teleprompter obscures President Obama as he speaks during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, August 21, 2012.

A teleprompter used by President Obama is pictured as he meets members of the audience following remarks at Conveyer Engineering and Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, January 25, 2012.

President Obama holds a Veterans Day event at U.S. Army Garrison at Yongsan military base in Seoul, November 11, 2010.

Then Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama is reflected in a teleprompter as he speaks at a campaign rally in Philadelphia, October 11, 2008.

President Obama delivers remarks announcing a comprehensive, new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan in Washington, March 27, 2009.

The teleprompter used by then Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama shows the final line of his remarks during a campaign rally at Peccole Stadium at the University of Nevada in Reno, October 25, 2008.

Then Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama is reflected in a teleprompter as he speaks at a campaign event in Toledo, Ohio, October 13, 2008.

Seen through the teleprompter, President Obama pauses during remarks before signing the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act and the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act into law during a ceremony at the White House, May 20, 2009.

Reflected in his teleprompter, President Obama speaks about jobs and the economy during a visit to Celgard Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 2, 2010.

Then Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama is reflected in a teleprompter at a campaign rally at The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, October 18, 2008.

An aide checks the teleprompter before President Obama remarks about tax reform in the foyer of the White House in Washington, May 4, 2009.

President Obama as seen through a teleprompter as he delivers a speech on U.S. fiscal and budgetary deficit policy at the George Washington University in Washington, April 13, 2011.

 


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Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:26 | Link to Comment lizzy36
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TOTUS for POTUS 2012.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:29 | Link to Comment Almost Solvent
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TOUTS BITCHEZ

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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Speech given in Bristol, Virginia

This is an amazing video of Barack giving a speech when his teleprompter
goes on the blink -- he is unable to form acoherent sentence; struggling
to think of something to say as he repeatedly sneaks peeks at the
teleprompter screen locations hoping that his script has reappeared.

EPIC FAIL

Blotts says: lol at 'breath alizer'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of61E1FesPU

 

 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:48 | Link to Comment piliage
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And Bubba, for all his faults, effortlessly improvised during the 1993 State of the Union when he knew the written text was falling flat.

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19930218&slug=1...

Meanwhile, the current guy is an empty suit, a still life with the illusion of motion who doesn't seem to have an original thought between his ears.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:22 | Link to Comment Precious
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Harvard Law Journal Editor.  YAH !

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:38 | Link to Comment Printfaster
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Harvard Law Review editor?  No!

This is a constant mistake.  The O'man was Harvard Law Review PRESIDENT. That position is almost entirely ceremonial and requires no skill whatsoever.

This was his first empty suit job, and every role since then has been the same.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 16:21 | Link to Comment Precious
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Even better !

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 19:57 | Link to Comment TimmyB
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You are lying.  You have no idea what goes on in any law review.  Obama, as every other president before and after him, had final say as to what was published.

 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:41 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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seriously, are teleprompters hackable?

 

 

anonymous, where are you?

alot of fun could be had with this

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:29 | Link to Comment Dave Thomas
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I kinda liked this take on it:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU_hQt-6SAQ

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment Dolar in a vortex
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Ask Ron Burgundy's people.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:47 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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btw...

The first pic Tyler had posted:

A teleprompter obscures President Obama as he speaks during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, August 21, 2012.

I like how Obama's - 'FORWARD' - one word slogan...

has 'For' 'War' in it...

Conditioning? 

 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 14:13 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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"I do the cha-cha like a sissy girl. I lik-a do da cha-cha."

Any tool that dissmenates/processes information is subject to compromise. Perhaps not always directly, but through humans that operate them. Everybody has a price.

You are engaging in thought crime BTW.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 19:44 | Link to Comment TimmyB
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Does anyone seriously think our last Harvard Business School graduate/GOP President could mumble three words without a teleprompter?  How about Reagan?  Can Romney?  Making fun of Pesidents for using teleprompters is like making fun of them for wearing blue suits------they all fucking do it! 

And making fun of Harvard Law School?  Errr, didn't Romney go there too?  Wow, look at the great choices we have in the upcoming presidential election, we can put in the Harvard law school grad who installed a mandatory healthcare insurance law, or the other Harvard Law grad who did the exact same fucking thing. 

Yes sir, this teleprompter stuff is fucking brilliant.  That's some outstanding, astute political analysis from ZH.  The only thing it has going for it is the chumps eat that shit up.  Fucking chumps.  

 

 

   

   

 

 

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 09:19 | Link to Comment blueridgeviews
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Reagan wrote all of his speeches. See the difference?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:58 | Link to Comment RacerX
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yeah he quickly goes off into "folksy, jive talk" when he's off-script. It's pretty funny to watch.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:53 | Link to Comment Blankenstein
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And some people say Ron Paul isn't a great speaker.  If only we could have a candidate that understands and is able discuss economic policy like RP instead of a mouthpiece spouting platitudes.    

 

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/3549622

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:12 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Maybe he should try another language when ad libbing. I hear he was quite good at Arabic when he was learning the Koran in his childhood days in Indonesia. Actually, I like to hear him speak contemporaneously (to the extent I like to hear - or see - him at all. It's nice to know what he really thinks.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 19:19 | Link to Comment Madrid2020
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He be our Queen!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 19:19 | Link to Comment Madrid2020
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He be our Queen!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 19:44 | Link to Comment Albertarocks
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Try as he might though, I don't think Obama will ever take Bush's crown:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moutUEfqUQ4

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:31 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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I'm speechless...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:51 | Link to Comment saturn
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Is it even legal to publicly display a piece of electronic device without the bitten apple logo?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:13 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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iTOTUS?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:27 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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ahhh, maybe that's what "shovel ready Jobs" means...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:24 | Link to Comment UGrev
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Well, considering Jobs is 6 feet under, I'd say he's shovel ready..

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment BurningFuld
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Too bad I can't give you two up arrows. That was freekn' funny.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:04 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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Speechless? So is he - hence the need of the telepromptor mate.  You might need one.  You may find a good deal on them Nov. 3rd.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:42 | Link to Comment davinci7_gis
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I know this statement is obvious but think about it, "the teleprompter actually tells him what to say"..I know the speech is written by staff and he edits it...but there is something about a president needing to read something that should already be in his thoughts, mind and heart.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment davinci7_gis
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Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2 never needed one...why does he need one?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:56 | Link to Comment gtb
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Because he's a useless fuckin' idiot.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:34 | Link to Comment 12ToothAssassin
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On the contrary, he is obviously useful to someone. 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:08 | Link to Comment owensdrillin
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I would love to see a day where someone screws with the script and his speech goes something like this in the middle of some "Forward" or "Sputnik" speech.

"Yeah well you've got to admit that I dun pretty good for a guy who has done nothing, ever, voted against everything to ever come in front of me in congress, smoked more crack than Oprahs packing, and wasn't even born in this country that I plan to destroy before the end of my third term."

"Oh wait, what the fuck, I didn't write that! Somebody else did."

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:13 | Link to Comment BigJim
Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:36 | Link to Comment Sauk Leader
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It keeps hime from telling us what is really on his mind. Any time he looks away and says something in his head, you get "you didn't build that or the private sector is doing just fine." He also has no clue what is going on in the world so if a reporter asks him a question he look like a deer in the headlights. He has been hiding from the media (lets not count People Mag and Entertainment Tonight) since until only a few days ago where he "suprised" everyone and popped in on a WH press conference. Then instead of taking open questions he read off the names of people who could ask him a prescreened questions. About what you ask? Rape comments, syria, and campaign ads.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:38 | Link to Comment upWising
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ANAGRAM TIME:

Take the name of a presidential candidate.

Remove the first letter.  Rearrange just TWO of the remaining five letters.

The result is what moves the entire political process.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:45 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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baam?

nah

money?

nah

ayn?

but thats the vp candidate....

deni?

gettin closer..

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 14:38 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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R   money

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:14 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Maybe Yale is better than Harvard. Don't know, as I never went Ivy.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:27 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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While "Slick Willie" didn't need a prompter, BOTH Bushes needed them badly (but for different reasons).

Bush 1 would read his stage instructions out loud. "Message: I care."

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:38 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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"he edits it"

u sure about that?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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TELEPROMPTER

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:59 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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Oh how I envy thy jpeg/giffage powers.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:09 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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But without the postage powers, he'd just be another ASCII clown, like us.

(8?»

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 23:13 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Let me assure, I have done quite well in my life on ASCII and typewriters

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:05 | Link to Comment lizzy36
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Apparently people needed the stick figure to get my orginal comment.

The teleprompter couldn't do a worse job then the current POTUS or the other candidate.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:23 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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I caught your drift ;-)

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:05 | Link to Comment Alea Iactaest
Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:24 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Know thy memes...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:12 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Those teleprompters are made by Diebold and programmed by Goldman. 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:32 | Link to Comment SheepleLOVEched...
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this guy is a complete loser......cant even publicly make a speech from heart and memory and yet hes the "leader" of the free world....gimme a fucking break please

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Now why would a soulless zombie have a heart?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:24 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Hilarious seeing the libtards junk you.   Meanwhile ZH is running endless hussein banner ads.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:26 | Link to Comment Gandalf6900
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mirror mirror on the wall, who's the TOTUS of them all...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:27 | Link to Comment Ljoot
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My name is... could you adjust the tpromp please...

 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:03 | Link to Comment Republi-Ken
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I love all you republicans for the bullshit that flows so freely from your small minds...

OBAMA uses a telepromter simply to get the speech job done. Easy. Fast.

And keep his mind on important things like...

Keeping EUROPE from exploding and taking down the whole fucking world.

Getting China to play fair with export prices.

Getting out of Afghanistan (cleaning up a bush cheny disastser)

Staying out of Iraq (another bush cheney disaster)

Not starting war with Iran

Managing simultaneous Arab Spring turnovers to some form of democracy

Dealing with the greatest earthquake in Japan in 100 years

Handling the biggest oil spill in the gulf in US History

And lets see. Trying to clean up the biggest housing bubble in history

And lest see How to create jobs when the economy is deleveraging.

Now what fucking Republican President has ever ever ever had to deal with all this?

And you want him to ad lib speeches too?

Go fuck yourselves.

Or better yet, take your republican head out of your conservative think tank.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:06 | Link to Comment Alea Iactaest
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Thanks for clearing that up

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:10 | Link to Comment Argonaught
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I honestly can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not.  Getting out of Afghanistan?  Not starting war with Iran (don't forget Syria)?  Getting China to play fair?  Listen, dude.  I can also tell you I will do these things.  But when they don't happen, will you also credit me with having done them?

Wow...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:14 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Beleve it or not, he thinks he's making lefties look good by dissing righties!

(I think his bookmark to Salon got high-jacked somewhere along his way)

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 16:01 | Link to Comment Argonaught
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I re-read the post. I think it was sarcastic.  Someone that 'tarded wouldn't have been able to use a keyboard to type out those words.  Joke was on me for missing the satire...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:18 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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your italicized words have made me totally reassess my whole outlook on our Compassionate Comrade Leader

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Gotta over-sell the sizzle, as the steak ain't worth eating.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:09 | Link to Comment Blankenstein
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"Keeping EUROPE from exploding and taking down the whole fucking world."

 

elaborate please .....

 

"And you want him to ad lib speeches too?"

If you know what you're talking about, you can answer questions with something besides canned generalizations.  

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:22 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Yes, he's an omnipotus one, alright

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:15 | Link to Comment Watauga
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You are in serious need of serious psychological help.  And, of course, you can get up off your knees now, as you have done your Obama-is-the-Messiah duty for the day.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment Overfed
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What about walking on water? Healing the infirm? Preaching the gospel to the Gentiles? Saving the world from Solomon Grundy?

 

Oh wait. I see. You forgot the "sarc" tag. Douche.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 14:40 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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He doesn't need a T-Prompter. He needs a cape, and a phone booth.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:28 | Link to Comment gckings19
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dooooooosssssshhhhhhhheeeeeee

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 23:46 | Link to Comment PhilofOz
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I don't need to be a republican to think that Obama is an idiot. I don't even have to be from the USA to realise the same. Even so, telepromter or no teleprompter, blue and red, almost to the last man and woman, are dancing puppets to a tiny elite.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:27 | Link to Comment diogeneslaertius
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this screen intentionally left blank by the NWO handlers who set his mother up with frank marshall davis (like some kind of strangelove breeding program) to create the ultimate manuchurian candidate who, for all intents and purposes, may as well have been grown in a tank in the basement of the Ford Foundation

 

the real story?

the american electorate being systematically dumbed down

 

(ok maybe it all happened by chance, the net result is the same)

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:29 | Link to Comment Gandalf6900
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have faith in optimus prime, he'll save us...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:31 | Link to Comment diogeneslaertius
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id trade every ounce of silver and gold i own for some deus ex machina or for david icke to be right and its all lizard men from the eight dimension

 

unfortunately the cold steel gauntlet of reality is currently curshing my windpipe

all glory to the hypno toad though and im long on ENERGON CUBES :)

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment diogeneslaertius
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see..

 

if it werent just elites dominating us FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS..

 

if it were lizard men from the eight dimension, we could stop that, we could invent Hoffman lenses and our lack of bubble gum would take care of the rest....

 

unfortunately its far worse and far more mundane

lord acton haunts us "absolute power corrupts Absolutely"

 

right?

dont listen to the kooky conspiracy theorists

photogenic puppets, that's who will tell you the truth america

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:33 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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...by the NWO handlers...

 

You mean NWA.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:28 | Link to Comment Mcwop
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In Soviet Russia that built you, somebody else happened you!

 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:28 | Link to Comment Jason T
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that's kind of scary if you ask me.  

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:29 | Link to Comment holdbuysell
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In teleprompters...and other inanimate objects we trust.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfTgxrxL9ug

 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:29 | Link to Comment American34
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Bullish!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:29 | Link to Comment Crispy
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MOTUS - media of the US bitchez...

We are all your propaganda now...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:29 | Link to Comment diogeneslaertius
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i give better speeches off the cuff, stream of conciousness to gales of derisive laughter and hoots of "hes talkin like a fag and usin big werds"

the real story here is that we live in Idiocracy and that it is by design

that the ultimate political weapon is a sheeple electorate and Democracy

 

this is a fucking republic

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:33 | Link to Comment yogibear
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Many say he has a boyfriend on the side.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:36 | Link to Comment Winston of Oceania
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George Clooney?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:38 | Link to Comment Overfed
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Got my vote! :-)

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:58 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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So a boyfriend is not an entree', but a side dish. Hmm....

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 19:25 | Link to Comment Madrid2020
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Current Mayor of Chicago,bottoms up!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:49 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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What do you think the purpose of the Dept. of Education is?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:30 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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love the orwellian one word slogans

 

hope

change

forward

 

how insulting

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment Winston of Oceania
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Soviet...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:36 | Link to Comment Nadaclue
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Bungholed

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:10 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Downward...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment Shitters_Full
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Over

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:25 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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Vorwärts! Vorwärts! schmettern die hellen Fanfaren!
Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:31 | Link to Comment centerline
Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:32 | Link to Comment yogibear
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He becomes very unpresidential when he looses the teleprompter. Funny to watch.  You get to see the real Obama in action. Fumbling. 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:33 | Link to Comment doomandbloom
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Waiting for Banzai's interpretation ,,,,,,

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment q99x2
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At least this one can pronounce words.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:54 | Link to Comment toady
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I always hated W because he made America look stupid when he got up there and babbled incoherently.

I suppose the current arsehole is overreacting to that and wants to appear 'perfect'.

I have come to appreciate W though ... Every once in a while when I hear this totus stuff I read a couple of pages of W's vast collection, putting food on our families, misunderestimating, etc, and wonder how we survived. It gives me faith. If we survived that we can survive anything!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:21 | Link to Comment DeadFinks
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At least one corpseman would disagree.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:25 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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But his cadence is often bizarre. Not like Bush 1, who always sounded out of breath.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:27 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Hussein's cadence is NLP.   Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 14:43 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Shit...at least we know this one can read.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment booboo
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Boy are the aliens going to be surprised when they say "Bring us to your leader". Everyone can sit around and snicker in the back room while they type out spiffy snarkey retorts to their questions.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:57 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Aliens vaporizing a Corzine or a Dimon would be charmingly ironic.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:27 | Link to Comment Big Corked Boots
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The single best thing I can imagine when aliens land is that we will finally get to see who our leader really is.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment awakening
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In TOTUS we trust.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:49 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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The guy is really starting to look old and worn out...

I think it's time to name a street after that guy and put him in the trash...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:14 | Link to Comment i-dog
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Queer Street?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:37 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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..and the street sign would be decorated with a big yellow "One Way Dead End" sign.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:36 | Link to Comment FiatFapper
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Pictures really do paint a thousand words; fantastic images, kind of like this.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:36 | Link to Comment Bahamas
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somebody who has the skills should hack into the teleprompter and let him read aloud to the public some of these Zero Hedge posts.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:36 | Link to Comment exi1ed0ne
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"I'm Ron Burgundy. Go fuck yourself San Diego."

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:16 | Link to Comment Yes We Can. But...
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Obooba can't be permitted to speak his mind, lest the voting public learn that he is a political extremist ideologue, a middling intellect, a sophomoric, stumbling, indecisive boob, and viciously bitter and anti-American, and that his autobiography - from his parentage to his citizenship to his shifting names, SS #, doctored birth cert, doctored selective service reg to his educational background and financing to his political beliefs -  is a well-orchestrated hoax.  Perhaps one day the media will track down O's former coke dealer for a fun-filled nationally broadcast interview, huh?  Oh, did you hear that Romney once bullied a kid in high school?!  Obama is charade incarnate and it has been fascinating to watch the creepy goons that largely comprise the media make the charade possible.  Maestros of deception, propagandists of a high order.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:29 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Fascinating to watch, just like watching one's leg be conswumed by gangrene. The media will expose the lies when the US goes back on the gold standard, and not a day before.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:29 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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Big man, pig man, ha ha charade you are.

You well-heeled big-wheel, ha ha charade you are

...

You're nearly a laugh
But you're really a cry

...

You gotta stem the evil tide,
And keep it all on the inside.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:39 | Link to Comment Neethgie
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that speach? he didnt make that? am i to understand someone else made that speech happen?

 

Honestly wtf, how on earth did he managed to appear so fucking stupid when reading off a teleprompter, did no one vet that speech? or how it was going to come out?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:39 | Link to Comment TideFighter
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No matter how good TOTUS is --- POTUS still can't pronounce corpsman [kawr-muhn]. 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment NoTTD
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Well, I thought he was bqlank slate in '08....

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:45 | Link to Comment davinci7_gis
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Tabula Rastaferian in 2008~!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment Zen Bernanke
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HA HA HA HA  HA HA HA HA......what an idiot.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:44 | Link to Comment youngman
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But the MSM still tells us what a great orator he his..how intelligent he is...what a hard worker he is...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:44 | Link to Comment Perpetual Burn
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The biggest Muppet of them all!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:44 | Link to Comment Dr. Gonzo
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Nobody could keep all the lies and bullshit and complex webs of deceit straight without a teleprompter. What the hell is he supposed to do? Speak freely, truthfully, and from the heart. Are you crazy?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:47 | Link to Comment Bahamas
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The teleprompter looks a lot like an ipad...maybe it is eadible too?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:52 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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What better way for a narcissistic person full of empty platitudes to view himself speaking than seeing his shallow reflection in the very item that gives him the words to speak. ? The sheep will never know. 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:52 | Link to Comment I am a Man I am...
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the guys an actor, any commercial actor could do his job

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:02 | Link to Comment adr
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I'm thinking that black guy fom ER. At least he can look the part. Of course if you are going for the replication of the ears, you have to go with Will Smith.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:31 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Reagan was an actor and did it much better.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:55 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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ARBEIT MACHT FREI!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:56 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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"Unfortunately, TOTUS was called away for an emergency meeting at a bath-house, so his speech will be give by 7th grader Suzy Moffet, who is very good at reading.

(crowd chanting)   SUZY...SUZY...SUZY.

Forward.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:59 | Link to Comment Judge Arrow
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A debate with Romney, hell, anyone, will be instructive to see him immediately go into a petulant rant and then the Queeg moment comes, the clicking of the steel balls...but that is to knock Queeg to compare him to a congenital liar.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:34 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Debates? I bet Axelrod gets to provide all the questions. How about we have Romney and Obama question one another about important issues, thereby avoiding the weighty philosophical debate about whether it's better to transport a dog on the top of a car or to eat one.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:59 | Link to Comment adr
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Can we please have someone pull a Ron Burgundy on Obama.

"Aaand that is why jobs are so important to our recovery. So to leave you all tonight, I say go fuck yourself America."

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:59 | Link to Comment Dogbert
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Teleporter, please get him the hell outa here!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:59 | Link to Comment judejin
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ron paul is the only politician who doens't need a teleprompter. he is or his legacy will be the only hope for the USA.

i went to a liberatian conference held in china a couple of weeks ago. i met several retired gentlemen and ladies from the USA. as i drove them to the dinnder place, i asked them whether they support ron paul and stack silver and gold, they said yes to bother questions.

i'm a chinese national and reside in shanghai. i sincerely hope every libertarian in the USA fight with ron paul to restore the USA to the role model for the world like it once was.

 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:08 | Link to Comment adr
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Restoring the USA back to where it was will not be good for China in the short term. Unless your goal for China is to become a true republic and create wealth for its own citizens. Allow China to exist for the sake of China.

If that is your goal, your government won't be very happy about you expressing your opinions.

Many American Expats actually hope true political change comes to China because they see the country being far closer to the America they left. They would rather live in China than the centrally planned socialist monstrosity America has become.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:17 | Link to Comment Republi-Ken
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One fucking ron paul speech and you think that means anything.

Get a fucking brain please.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:29 | Link to Comment BigJim
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I have yet to see Ron Paul ever use a teleprompter.

Obama is a joke, and a vicious one at that.

And no, I'm not a supporter of the Republican Party; but thanks for asking. 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:44 | Link to Comment Overfed
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Are you a paid O'bomb-a shill, or what?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Whoa Dammit
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We can vote him out..  Oh wait... Here's an example of what people are voting for these days.. Victor Hill Sheriff elect in Atlanta Metro area:

"Hill is facing 37 counts related to his previous term in office. He is charged with racketeering, theft by taking, making false statements, influencing a witness and violating his oath of office. There is no trial date set."

http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/indicted-victor-hill-elected-clayton-co-sheriff-ag/nRHB4/

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:37 | Link to Comment pragmatic hobo
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voting out obamma means voting in romney. if anyone thinks this will make any difference ...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment Whoa Dammit
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I didn't down arrow you, and I don't think it will make any difference either--just pointing out the futility of voting these days   ;-).

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:37 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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A new set of bums is preferable to the current set of bums. I wish we could change sets more frequently, like every week.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:32 | Link to Comment Watauga
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It makes a difference--Obama won't be President anymore.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:22 | Link to Comment Againstthelie
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I'm wondering what is more of a problem:

A nation that falls victim to a third-class actor not being capable to talk to it freely, or a nation that believes with a different actor the game would change?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:42 | Link to Comment msjimmied
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Yeah, but on the other hand we have this lazy azz media who spends all their time parsing every word, looking for the next gaffe for the news cycle, it's tiresome. The long knives seems to be out for Biden, which is a pity, cos that guy when impassioned, can be quite the orator. Anyone else remember him during the Anita Hill hearings? His defense of her was almost operatic, the range of emotions he invoked was stunning.

You can teach someone to play a musical piece perfectly, but without passion, it does not move you, you'll clap politely at the end, but there will be no jumping up and shouting "Bravo" with tears running down your face. To invoke the spirit, you have to be keenly in touch with your own emotions, and let it charge the world around you. No one cares at that point about the mistake made in the second movement. It doesn't matter what medium you use, this holds true. 

A leader is not leading when he can't stir his people into following. You can't fake it with words strung together perfectly, every phrase vetted before being offered up for public consumption. But that's what we got. The teleprompter has it's place, you can't get much done if you're giving speeches all day that you have to prepare for. But there are times when you need to actually talk to people, not read to them. Have the convictiion and confidence to do so, and if you do it right, the press can go fuck themselves. Obama has it within him to hit a home run with this, Romney doesn't even know that plane exists. But in either case, it doesn't matter, they all SUCK.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:32 | Link to Comment Blankenstein
Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment Watauga
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slurp, slurp, slurp. . .  enjoying that Obama taste?

You need to to get up off of your knees, stop worshiping this false god, and grow the heck up. 

The media is his lapdog.  Obama could say the sky is green when it is clearly blue, and they would fall over themselves singing hymns to his insight.  Don't be ridiculous.  Parse what?   They get tingles and chills up their legs upon mention of his holy name.  They are willing to lie, minute-to-minute, contradicting themselves just to ensure their god is returned to the seat of power. 

Joe Biden--operatic?  Good grief--only in the most comedic-opera sense.  What he and his fellow evil cretins did to Robert Bork was a sin against nature.  What he and these cretins did to Clarence Thomas was, as Thomas described it, a high-tech lynching.  Does anyone recall Joe's famous description of Obama early-on in the 2008 Democrat race when Biden thought he could run for President himself?  Remember?  Obama was a "clean and articulate black man."  Wow.  Two enormous bugaboos in the race-monger culture.  Had anyone other than a hardcore, idiot Democrat said it, he would have been crucified.  "Clean"?  "Articulate"?  Wow.  Where are race-mongers when someone actually displays his racist nature?  And his operatic brilliance was full display when in all of his gaffes in the last three years--telling the man in the wheelchair to stand up, telling a primarily black audience that Romney wanted to "put ya'll back in chains," and on and on.  There has been no dumber, inarticulate, moronic VP than this guy--never.  He makes Danny-boy look like, gulp, JFK! 

Now I know why this country's future is lost. 

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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OMG, this is just too much! Do you write sci-fi for a living? Poetry perhaps?

I gave you an upvote, because it isn't everyday one sees this many divergent points leading to the conclusion of SUCK.

Most of us are too jaded to manipulate ideas in such a grand, yet moot fashion.

Kudos!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:55 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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The few times I've seen him "off teleprompter" are unreal. 

A.D.D. and Headupassistis are horrible afflications.  

"Hope, Change...A squirrel! Did anyone see that squirrel?"

Suffers like OweBama must use a teleprompter to speak...just a one might use a hearing aid to hear, glasses to see....

 

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