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(Washington Post)   President Obama's claim of skeet shooting "all the time" does not pass The Pinocchio Test   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 277
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2013-01-31 09:55:11 AM
I don't care if Obama shot beer cans in the back yard, we're still going to outlaw your damn assault rifle.  Get over it whiners.  More dead kids until you finally figure it out.
 
2013-01-31 09:58:04 AM
Hard hitting stuff from the Washington Post. I smell a Pultizer.
 
2013-01-31 09:59:41 AM
So what?

FTFA:

We live in suspicious times and the president lives in a media fishbowl. That's the way it is. In the meantime, we do not have enough information to make a ruling one way or the other. We are eager to see a photograph, or hear from someone who saw him at the skeet range, to put this matter to rest.


And with this article they did more research on Obama skeet shooting than the run up to the Iraq war. Good job. Thanks for speaking truth to power or whatever that stupid saying is
 
2013-01-31 10:01:01 AM
Sure, subby, it doesn't pass the test, but it doesn't fail it either. I'll admit that I think Obama's claim is unlikely, though.
 
2013-01-31 10:05:00 AM
"all the time" kind of edges out other things, so I'm going to go with "technically probably an exaggeration."
 
2013-01-31 10:07:19 AM
I heard that Obama got 3 hole-in-ones the first time he played golf.  Is there anything this guy can't do?
 
2013-01-31 10:10:03 AM
Obama: We're not going to violate your civil rights by taking your guns and I offer as proof my skeet shooting.
Facts: Skeet shooting is a lie. Also, even if it was true, it's not exactly proof of intent.
Gun owners: So how can I trust you're truthful about not violating my civil rights?
Obama: C'mon baby, don't be like that.
Feinstein: I'm a lich so if now's not the time I can try again in another decade or two.

/I voted for Obama twice (I'm not a republican) but he and the rest of his party are creating millions of single-issue voters.

//Yes, keeping and bearing arms IS a civil rights issue.
 
2013-01-31 10:10:35 AM
www.hotflick.net
 
2013-01-31 10:14:04 AM
This is more than a little absurd.  Apparently unless you constantly reference an activity, it must be a lie.
 
2013-01-31 10:15:40 AM

Generation_D: we're still going to outlaw your damn assault rifle.


Why?
 
2013-01-31 10:17:29 AM
Skeetgate: 0% of the time Obama skeet shoots every time
 
2013-01-31 10:19:55 AM
Someone got paid to "research" this?  Holy hell
 
2013-01-31 10:20:12 AM
He actually meant that in the Lil' Jon sense.

/skeet, skeet, skeet, skeet
 
2013-01-31 10:22:07 AM
Carney tersely said he had no response to a challenge from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) for a skeet shooting contest with the president.

Why does "President" Fartfart refuse to engage in a skeet shooting contest with a mentally ill member of Congress? Does he pee sitting down in one of those toilets what has the carpet on the lid?
 
2013-01-31 10:24:42 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Generation_D: we're still going to outlaw your damn assault rifle.

Why?


Because.
 
2013-01-31 10:31:22 AM
How I like to imagine the research for this article went:

media-cache-ec5.pinterest.com

"The orange represents the times President Obama has not mentioned skeet shooting. The green represents the times he went to Camp David. The purple represents what various people define 'all the time' as. I think we're really on to something, Saul!"
 
2013-01-31 10:33:02 AM
One of the skeet shooting articles had an anon source saying that he had seen Obama shoot a couple of times but that the president seemed to hate it.

So maybe he's had to do it a few times when he has guests that enjoy it, but because he hates shooting, to him it just seems like he has to do it all the fracking time.
 
2013-01-31 10:33:17 AM

Generation_D: Because


I see.
 
2013-01-31 10:47:00 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Generation_D: we're still going to outlaw your damn assault rifle.

Why?


Because he is a fascist.
 
2013-01-31 10:47:42 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Generation_D: Because

I see.


Might makes right, you know.  Winners write history and all that.  Cheer up.  You wouldn't be the first person crushed under the wheels of power.
 
2013-01-31 10:47:44 AM
You mean Obama isn't a man of the people after all?

I knew we should have gone with Romney!  When he says that he throws horseshoes every afternoon, I can tell he's being sincere.
 
2013-01-31 10:47:49 AM

Sybarite: He actually meant that in the Lil' Jon sense.

/skeet, skeet, skeet, skeet


And I'm spent.

/got nothing else left
 
2013-01-31 10:49:01 AM
yawn
 
2013-01-31 10:49:34 AM
Congratulations, wingnuts.  You've finally managed to gin up an even more pathetic "scandal" than arugula-gate.  "Does the President really skeet-shoot as much as we want to imply he has said he does???"

Let me know when you get to your in-depth, forensic investigation about Obama leaving skid-marks in the toilet and whether he really took the effort to erase them by flushing twice or not.
 
2013-01-31 10:49:42 AM

Kibbler: You mean Obama isn't a man of the people after all?

I knew we should have gone with Romney!  When he says that he throws horseshoes every afternoon, I can tell he's being sincere.


He throws them at poor people.
 
2013-01-31 10:49:56 AM
This is the Obama Skeetghazi.
 
2013-01-31 10:50:08 AM
So, don't believe him because, well...well, just look at him?
 
2013-01-31 10:50:27 AM

Pfactor: Obama: We're not going to violate your civil rights by taking your guns and I offer as proof my skeet shooting.
Facts: Skeet shooting is a lie. Also, even if it was true, it's not exactly proof of intent.
Gun owners: So how can I trust you're truthful about not violating my civil rights?
Obama: C'mon baby, don't be like that.
Feinstein: I'm a lich so if now's not the time I can try again in another decade or two.

/I voted for Obama twice (I'm not a republican) but he and the rest of his party are creating millions of single-issue voters.

//Yes, keeping and bearing arms IS a civil rights issue.


I hate to tell you this but the majority of Americans don't share your gun fetish.
 
2013-01-31 10:51:21 AM
I am a regular Words With Friends player. I've never mentioned this on FARK before, but I wanted to get it out there now, so that if it ever comes up in the future, people will not accuse me of lying about it. I am losing my most recent game by 88 points, and my only remaining letters are N and T.
 
2013-01-31 10:51:40 AM
I don't believe him. Here is a picture once. Therefore, liar.

/alternately, "Show us the Skeet Certificate!"
 
2013-01-31 10:52:06 AM

Pfactor: /I voted for Obama twice (I'm not a republican) but he and the rest of his party are creating millions of single-issue voters.

//Yes, keeping and bearing arms IS a civil rights issue.


Yeah, person allegedly responsible and grown-up enough to handle and own a gun, it's Obama's fault. And that stupid cow made Jack trade her for those magic beans.
 
2013-01-31 10:52:26 AM
So when a non-Democrat is fact checked over something trivial, that's ok. Otherwise...ugh.
 
2013-01-31 10:52:38 AM

Dimensio: Dancin_In_Anson: Generation_D: we're still going to outlaw your damn assault rifle.

Why?

Because he is a fascist.


Oh get over yourself.
 
2013-01-31 10:53:14 AM

TerminalEchoes: So when a non-Democrat is fact checked over something trivial, that's ok. Otherwise...ugh.


How can this even qualify as fact-checking?
 
2013-01-31 10:53:34 AM
I feel like I'm reading something from the Bush administration, with a bunch if partisan lemmings falling over themselves to defend their dear leader.Obama is bullshiatting us. He's capable of that. I bet his poop even smells!
 
2013-01-31 10:54:21 AM
What a trap-shooting political leader may look like:
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-31 10:54:42 AM
If the President doesn't fire a gun every second he's not on camera, he's ANTI GUN!  Get 'im!
 
2013-01-31 10:54:43 AM
This scandal is going to be bigger than Benghazi.  Skeetgate: what did the President know, and when did he know it?
 
2013-01-31 10:54:45 AM

TerminalEchoes: So when a non-Democrat is fact checked over something trivial, that's ok. Otherwise...ugh.


Tell me, if starting illegal, unprovoked wars, allowing energy companies to write your energy policy, revealing a covert agent's identity for political oneupmanship, and telling the Geneva Convention to go fark itself is trivial, what in heaven's name do you think is important?
 
2013-01-31 10:54:59 AM
Why is this unbelievable?

I heard he bowled 3 perfect games in a row.
 
2013-01-31 10:55:18 AM
Ambassador Chris Stevens and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry were actually shot by Obama in skeet-shooting accidents.
 
2013-01-31 10:55:31 AM
This could be bigger than Benghazi!!eleventy!!
 
2013-01-31 10:57:08 AM
UPDATE: A reader notes that because Obama said he does skeet shooting "all the time," perhaps our standard of proof should be higher--such as several photographs. That's a reasonable point. We have also been asked why we did not immediately award Pinocchios, such as when Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/four-pinocchios- for-harry-reids-claim-about-mitt-romneys-taxes/2012/08/06/c31a1402-e00 7-11e1-8fc5-a7dcf1fc161d_blog.html" target=_blank data-xslt="_http">made unproven claims about Mitt Romney's taxes. We try to avoid using "verdict pending," but in cases of self-aggrandizement, we are willing to be a bit more patient. Obviously, if the White House is not forthcoming with additional evidence, then the claim becomes increasingly doubtful.

This is possibly the stupidest thing I've ever read.
 
2013-01-31 10:58:53 AM
Hypothetically:

Let's imagine I was President Barack Obama, and I was trying to get some gun control legislation passed. Immediately I'd realize there are several people who would oppose that for several reasons. One of the big reasons, though, is that people are going to pretty much oppose anything I support. So if I told them I shot guns  all the time, suddenly they'd find firearms reprehensible.
 
2013-01-31 10:59:30 AM

GameSprocket: What a trap-shooting political leader may look like:
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]


It's good to be the king president.
 
2013-01-31 10:59:55 AM
This thread has ruined my ability to have a boner for the rest of the day.
THANKS FARTBONBON.
 
2013-01-31 11:02:48 AM
Yay! I'll get a little more mileage out of this pic:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-31 11:02:52 AM
Does anyone think he might have been speaking sarcastically?
 
2013-01-31 11:03:03 AM

Fart_Machine: Pfactor: Obama: We're not going to violate your civil rights by taking your guns and I offer as proof my skeet shooting.
Facts: Skeet shooting is a lie. Also, even if it was true, it's not exactly proof of intent.
Gun owners: So how can I trust you're truthful about not violating my civil rights?
Obama: C'mon baby, don't be like that.
Feinstein: I'm a lich so if now's not the time I can try again in another decade or two.

/I voted for Obama twice (I'm not a republican) but he and the rest of his party are creating millions of single-issue voters.

//Yes, keeping and bearing arms IS a civil rights issue.

I hate to tell you this but the majority of Americans don't share your gun fetish.


Interesting. So does a first amendment supporter have a speech fetish?
 
2013-01-31 11:03:16 AM
Gun owners: LaPierre did the picking up. He's already taken me to lunch at the cheese haus, purchased tickets for the opera tonight, and brought me skeet shooting!

Obama: I took you skeet shooting all the time!
 
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