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Serious Media Covers Obama Campaign

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 5:29 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

“A network pool camera captured a shirtless Barack Obama enjoying the surf in Hawaii Thursday.”


26 Responses to “Serious Media Covers Obama Campaign”

  1. When can we go back to talking about John Edwards’s penis?

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  2. Funny you should mention that, daleyrocks. Senator Susan Collins wants to dish about John Edwards, too.

    DRJ (a5243f)

  3. DRJ – See, I thought you wanted to talk about serious topics which was the reason for your headline. Now if the media had a picture of Obama’s junk, that would be another matter.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  4. #3 look at the thumb and multiple length by three. I’m straight but have seen plenty of naked crazy people in the distant past in institutional settings. Autistic male Jews are often both youthful looking and extremely endowed, even if they never have opportunity to use it. jmho

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  5. Knees weakening . . . getting lightheaded . . . dizzy . . . losing lunch . . . BARFFF!!!

    Icy Truth (e52465)

  6. It is likely where his brain is located. Obama wants to raise capital gains tax rates even though it would mean less revenue, but “fairness” is good enough reason.
    Powerline reports on a study commissioned by Levin and Dorgan which shows that two out of three companies pay no corporate income tax.. as if they all make profits. Dimbulbs at NY Times figured corps. should be paying 35% tax on gross receipts and not net income….economic cretins for sure. So their numbers would mean $875 billion to gummint to waste.

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  7. #1
    Are we allowed to talk about people’s “penis” here? Isn’t that off limit?

    love2008 (0c8c2c)

  8. even if they never have opportunity to use it

    Lead in their pencils and nobody to write to? 😉

    nk (e69fdd)

  9. mm333…
    Did any of those econ genius’ at the NYT compare the taxes paid by Sulzberger & Co. against that proposal of a 35% business activity tax?
    Do they still have a job?

    Another Drew (249078)

  10. Dimbulbs at NY Times figured corps. should be paying 35% tax on gross receipts and not net income….

    I don’t trade publishing co’s, so I haven’t seen the pertinent income stmts. However, from what I’ve heard randomly, that would pretty much finish off the NYT owners if they had to cough up 35 of gross this year. Those dimbulbs should watch what they wish for. Of course, I’m sure there’d be a waiver for publishers in there somewhere.

    And around here it’s been racist wall-to-wall. Is penist the new racist?

    allan (988066)

  11. love2008 #7:

    Are we allowed to talk about people’s “penis” here? Isn’t that off limit?

    Only when it comes to Hillary.

    DRJ (a5243f)

  12. Penisist!

    Icy Truth (e52465)

  13. DRJ – It is serious coverage. Seriously, BO’s image is all he has to offer.

    Kind of like Edwards.

    Apogee (366e8b)

  14. Apogee,

    I agree things like this help Obama. Americans like young, vibrant, attractive people and the media knows it. That’s why the LA Times has so many stories on Paris and Britney.

    DRJ (a5243f)

  15. #11
    Only when it comes to Hillary.

    (*****looking at the PC with shock and utter disbelief******)

    love2008 (0c8c2c)

  16. Don’t be shocked, love2008. I only meant that sex stories are probably a sensitive subject for Hillary given Bill’s history.

    DRJ (a5243f)

  17. #14
    So, more pictures with Obama on boxers and topless will up his number on the polls? What is the world coming to!
    And Icy, #12


    love2008 (0c8c2c)

  18. Penisist!

    Comment by Icy Truth — 8/14/2008 @ 7:27 pm


    nk (e69fdd)

  19. #16
    Oh. That.
    I like this side of you, DRJ. 🙂

    love2008 (0c8c2c)

  20. #18
    “Phallocrat”? (That’s for Democrats)
    What happened to “Phallusist”?

    love2008 (0c8c2c)

  21. Don’t go too far with this thread, or you’ll be labeled a “Richard Cranium”!

    Another Drew (249078)

  22. #9, #10
    NY Times had to apologize when they learned the taxes are supposed to be on net income. Sad part is growth is indeed stymied because US has 2nd highest corporate tax in the world.

    Are dividends still taxed at 0% in Japan? People pay taxes on their income and then again when they invest that money and receive dividends. People like Fat Teddy love to tax everything, including estates, because they already have their own tax loopholes legislated.

    When penis is mentioned, I think of John Wayne Bobbitt and wonder just why his dear wife Lorena didn’t just throw his pecker down the garbage disposal. Same punishment would be apropos to John Edwards. Would a jury convict?

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  23. #17 – Ballsist!
    #18 – *Phallocrat*

    — I resemble those remarks.

    Icy Truth (e52465)

  24. Or, you would if you could say it with a German accent.

    Another Drew (249078)

  25. Kugel-ist!

    Und! [Now that is an extremely obscure Monty Python reference.]

    Icy Truth (9e8038)

  26. He’s covering up in the picture. Clearly he’s embarrassed about something. Maybe he’s secretly a B cup?

    Alan (c61d4e)

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