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11:38 am - 02/02/2013

Why Is Obama Skeet Shooting with Sunglasses On? (at breitbart.com)

In response to Pull!:

I'll gladly take you skeet shooting any time, Lisa. It's a lot of fun.

It appears Obama is wearing sunglasses in this picture, which is odd. Target shooters wear different color lenses in their shooting glasses depending on the lighting and the background of the shooting location. (Liz recommends RANGERS)

Wearing dark lenses like that would make it very difficult to see the target, very hard considering it doesn't appear to be sunny out.

As for the direction where Obama is shooting or pointing the gun, depends on the kind of target he is shooting. Skeet targets are mostly  crossers, and the shooter is moving L to R and R to L. Trap targets move up and out with some angle to them, and in sporting clays you are
shooting all over the place at the targetsBased on this picture, Obama might be shooting clay targets but not shooting an actual game of skeet.

People (unfamiliar with shooting sports) tend to describe skeet as any kind of shooting at hand-thrown clay targets. Skeet is a specific kind of sport.

ETA: I notice (or it appears) that he has only one choke in the gun, in his top barrel, so he isn't shooting skeet (the sport) because that requires two consecutive shots.

OP: Yes, America. It has come down to this. Somehow this is worthy of conspiracy/lunacy...
browneyedguuurl 2nd-Feb-2013 07:24 pm (UTC)
mollywobbles867 2nd-Feb-2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
They are bonkers.
layweed 2nd-Feb-2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
*scratch head*
keeperofthekeys 2nd-Feb-2013 08:30 pm (UTC)
lol, right?
keeperofthekeys 2nd-Feb-2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
oh ffs

His posture isn't too bad, though.

tbh I don't even know why they released this. I don't think most dems care, and the repubs are just going to do what they're doing now--flail about how he doesn't appear to be a perfect Olympic-level competitive shooter, therefore it can't be real.
wemblee 2nd-Feb-2013 09:06 pm (UTC)
ot: Nice Janeway icon. :D
keeperofthekeys 2nd-Feb-2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
circumambulate 3rd-Feb-2013 07:33 am (UTC)
They released it because several weeks ago the President was asked if he had ever fired a weapon and he said that, yes he often shoots skeet at Camp David, and the rabble have been calling him a liar since then.
communion 2nd-Feb-2013 08:37 pm (UTC)

i saw the title and went to:

keeperofthekeys 2nd-Feb-2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
OT, but every time I see you post I'm amazed you got the username "lestat" without your lj being 15 years old. I would have thought for sure someone would have snatched it before then.
rebness 2nd-Feb-2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
Ha! Good point, especially given how many Lestat RP journals there have been on LJ...
communion 3rd-Feb-2013 04:07 am (UTC)
hee, well it was deleted/purge and i snatched it up.
dafairyness 2nd-Feb-2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
He probably wore those glasses specifically so somebody would make one of those deal with it gifs.
star_glitter7 2nd-Feb-2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
I was just going to say that I hope someone does that!
wemblee 2nd-Feb-2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
alexvdl 2nd-Feb-2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
Are you goddamned kidding me?!

Those appear to be Revision Sawflys, one of the most popular choices for ballistic lenses, and on the APEL (Authorized Protective Eyewear List:). You'll notice every goddamned one of them on the list comes with freakin' tinted lenses. Shit, most people qual with tinted lenses.

furrygreen 2nd-Feb-2013 09:30 pm (UTC)
I love the Daily Show's take on this. The link is here.
maladaptive 2nd-Feb-2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
Oh man. "Yes, why won't the black man half the country lives in fear of release a picture of himself holding a gun!"
furrygreen 3rd-Feb-2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
rhysande 3rd-Feb-2013 04:26 am (UTC)
Now I want a flossing president pic.
furrygreen 3rd-Feb-2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
You know what? Does the President EVEN FLOSS? Where are the pics? Here he is, the supposed head of the country. How do you know if he's setting good dental habits for the impressionable youth of this nation? Four out of five dentists polled say floss is an important part of taking care of your teeth. If this is so, why haven't we seen these pictures? I bet he doesn't floss! I bet he has secret meeting with other non-flossers to try and get all of our teeth to blacken and fall out. I bet that's when he'll spring the dental part of his socialist agenda on our defenseless nation!!1!!one!!1!

Can you hear it coming? I CAN! FLOSS-GATE 2013!
hammersxstrings 3rd-Feb-2013 07:46 am (UTC)
The poem he did killed me
furrygreen 3rd-Feb-2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
That was the best part!
wrestlingdog 2nd-Feb-2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
thecityofdis 2nd-Feb-2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
obviously he is shooting at innocent white people and the sunglasses are to block out the glare from our pale, nubile flesh.
lamardeuse 2nd-Feb-2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
britneyspears 2nd-Feb-2013 11:23 pm (UTC)
ruby_chalice 3rd-Feb-2013 12:45 am (UTC)
Why are Obama's staff trying to appease gun nuts? I thought he was making concerted efforts to promote legislation on gun control. Releasing this picture is nauseating.
keestone 3rd-Feb-2013 01:37 am (UTC)
I'd expect it's a reminder that gun control legislation is not the same thing as taking away All The Guns, which is more being accurate than appeasing anybody.
tvisgood 3rd-Feb-2013 12:56 am (UTC)
I don't have an appropriate gif for the face I'm making. It's some combination of "ew" and "eh."

Just... I dislike it.

Maybe Blair Waldorf on the Met steps would make an appropriate face.
kyra_neko_rei 3rd-Feb-2013 01:17 am (UTC)
LEFT-HANDED! *swoons*
awfulbliss 3rd-Feb-2013 02:20 am (UTC)
Stupid conspiracy theories aside, this comes off as so like, desperate and embarrassing or something. I don't know. At least it's not as bad as:


Edited at 2013-02-03 02:23 am (UTC)
chaya 3rd-Feb-2013 03:25 am (UTC)
lol omg
awfulbliss 3rd-Feb-2013 07:16 am (UTC)

Jesus Christ. Everything this man did looked unnatural.

What's amazing is how his handlers let this happen to him like four or five times over the course of the campaign.

Edited at 2013-02-03 07:17 am (UTC)
evildevil 3rd-Feb-2013 03:37 am (UTC)
OR, maybe he likes shooting because it helps him release the stress by picturing the clay as his... let us say, people that pisses him off extremely.
lamardeuse 3rd-Feb-2013 03:04 am (UTC)
My partner says this guy is a fucking moron. There are plenty of shooting glasses that are tinted that colour, and the choke argument proves he is, in his expert opinion, "full of shit".
ebay313 3rd-Feb-2013 03:47 am (UTC)
I just cannot understand why he didn't release this photo earlier... (<-sarcasm)

Edited at 2013-02-03 03:47 am (UTC)
executivehpfan 3rd-Feb-2013 04:06 am (UTC)
His form is...a bit off, but okay.

But this whole thing is making me LOL.
hinoema 3rd-Feb-2013 07:46 am (UTC)
Aww, lookit the itty bitty Presidential belly. XD
crossfire 4th-Feb-2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
Well I apparently haven't had any of the right gear when I've won my target shooting competitions.

in other words, this is utter bullshit (which should surprise nobody).
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