Here are seven things I never noticed about Barack Obama until I met him up close and personal in front of Ann and Gordon Getty’s house in San Francisco on April 6, 2008.

This post is just a teaser for my zombietime report Obama Visits Billionaires Row, which is now online for your viewing pleasure.

1. When he makes phony expressions of recognition to acknowledge a crowd of fans, his facial contortions aren’t nearly as grotesque as Hillary’s when she makes phony expressions of recognition to acknowledge a crowd of fans.

2. He sometimes has a sort of Harry Belafonte-esque calypso sashay to his walk.

3. The chief of his security detail is way too attractive for someone in that kind of job.

4. He’s so nice (or desperate for votes, depending on your point of view), he’ll even shake hands with a guy wearing a stupid iridescent top hat.

5. The mole on his face is slightly more repellent than I had previously realized.

6. From some angles, he seems to be getting a bald spot. From other angles, he’s not. Weird.

7. When rich people invite him over to entertain guests, they make him come in through the servant’s entrance.

102 Responses to “Seven Things About Obama I Never Knew Before”

  1. 1nyexpat on Apr 7, 2008 at 6:23 am:

    I understand that the first objective of the next Clinton administration is to outlaw your camera!

  2. 2Thanos on Apr 7, 2008 at 6:54 am:

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  3. 3Thanos on Apr 7, 2008 at 6:59 am:

    Ok, two notes: This plugin if installed will add a “Share this” icon to your page that includes the ability to post to digg, fark, etc. with just one icon. You can see how it behaves over at my site.

  4. 4Doug on Apr 7, 2008 at 8:51 am:

    Nicely done!

    Look forward to the full report.

  5. 5Paul on Apr 7, 2008 at 8:55 am:

    6. From some angles, he seems to be getting a bald spot. From other angles, he’s not. Weird.

    Like the Seinfeld episode of Jerry’s girlfriend, whose features went from beautiful to grotesque according to the lighting.

  6. 6azmanam on Apr 7, 2008 at 8:56 am:

    I think the ‘bald spot’ might be a small glint of sunlight through an open hole in what appears to be the shadow of a tree he might be standing under.

  7. 7FASTAC 6 on Apr 7, 2008 at 8:59 am:

    As always, good stuff.
    On thing #3- yes, that’s one good-looking cop. From an OPSEC point of view, I wish you hadn’t drawn even more attention to her. The poor woman might be forced to take a hit for that Marxist scumbag.

  8. 8laZardo on Apr 7, 2008 at 9:00 am:

    *still snickering at the #7*

    Yeah. That was very un-PC of me…but maybe I get a pass since I’m not a typical white person (or a white person at all, for that matter…)

  9. 9AnonyMousey on Apr 7, 2008 at 9:02 am:

    …or the real head of the security detail did a good job of distracting the amateur photographer.

  10. 10Winston on Apr 7, 2008 at 9:06 am:

    This was funny! But I didn’t learn much about him here though.

  11. 11EtNorsk Troll on Apr 7, 2008 at 9:10 am:

    *referring to #7*

    She is beautiful, no doubt about it.

    For an American woman, I mean. Compared to a Norwegian gal…well…hard to compare, you know.

  12. 12Ringo the Gringo on Apr 7, 2008 at 9:10 am:

    The chief of his security detail is way too attractive for someone in that kind of job.

    I wonder, if he becomes president, will he surround himself with security babes like Muammar Gaddafi does?

  13. 13Cat in the Hat on Apr 7, 2008 at 9:17 am:

    I’ve always been curious about his PURPLE lips….what’s up with that?

  14. 14pat on Apr 7, 2008 at 9:28 am:

    Wonder how many pics you took of Security Babe?

  15. 15yma o hyd on Apr 7, 2008 at 9:32 am:

    That mole is indeed repellent – has he never heard of plastic surgery?
    Or does he think its manly?

  16. 16doppelganglander on Apr 7, 2008 at 9:34 am:

    #13 Cat in the Hat: I thought I was the only one that noticed that! I guess it’s kind of immature to pick on someone’s looks, but I can’t help it.

  17. 17H.Doyle on Apr 7, 2008 at 9:45 am:

    You are hilarious! Thanks for the laugh. I’m a new fan and Obama supporter. LOL!!!

  18. 18Ringo the Gringo on Apr 7, 2008 at 9:57 am:

    It’s not a mole folks, it’s a beauty mark.

  19. 19Bookworm on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:09 am:

    I think that sway to his walk his meant to be a subliminal reminder of his metrosexuality, a draw to the young urban crowd.

  20. 20just curious on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:13 am:

    Mildly amusing, but are you sure you don’t have way too much time on your hands? There’s so much wrong with this guy, that macking fun of trivial things just detracts from the real isssue of is dishonesty, corruption, and incompetence. Or, maybe that was your objective? Just curious.

  21. 21just curious on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:18 am:

    O.k., I apologize. I should have known better than to ask “Or, maybe that was your objective?” Where’s my plate of crow?

  22. 22Peggy U on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:32 am:

    I have noticed the purple lips as well, and I’ve seen comments about this elsewhere. He says he is black, but maybe he is actually purple. Or maybe it’s Maybelline? Other famous people with purple lips: Barney, the Grimace, and the Grape Ape.

  23. 23tw111 on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:35 am:

    The mole……….can’t get past it……..
    It’d be a lunch-hour doctor’s office visit… is he afraid of needles?

  24. 24So.Cal.Swede on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:36 am:

    I noticed you used the word “Attractive” to describe the head of security, as opposed to “beautiful”, or “good looking”. *wink wink* *nudge nudge*

  25. 25easy on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:37 am:

    Does he still smoke? Since I’ve quit I can smell on people’s clothes from a mile away. Well not a mile actually..

  26. 26yonason on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:46 am:

    Purple lips = poor peripheral circulation. …you know, like when a person is really cold, or when they’re dead, or…

    …omg, he’s a zombie!

  27. 27Aulaire on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:54 am:

    Egyptian coloration sometimes includes that purplish lip color. I can’t trace it back or more specifically than that, but it’s true….

  28. 28Urban Infidel on Apr 7, 2008 at 11:02 am:

    I bet there’s hundreds of things we don’t know and never will know about Barack Hussein Obama.

  29. 29zerodamage on Apr 7, 2008 at 12:30 pm:

    Hey Zombie, what kind of Camera do you use? Do you use multiple cameras depending on the situations or do you carry around one big honking heavy thing?

  30. 30Boris on Apr 7, 2008 at 12:56 pm:


    Kak? How? How did he get my kresivaya(beautiful) dyehvooshka(girl)? Ahhhh the memories in East Berlin. Days spent together studying Marx and Lenin – herding sheep and other proletariat – behind walls of freedom. My kresivaya! Come home to your Mother Land. Putin has a plan to bring down the evil capitalist empire of America from within.

    Pravda, pravda!

    ooops…. ahmmmm…. a toast! I raise a glass of vodka to you…. Leningrad will rise again!

    Well, Dear Komrade, panymayu, panymayu… we all must serve for the greater good of state at home and abroad. I hope one day we’ll meet again to embrace in large, meaningless grey buildings covered in soot and pollution, to share cold borcsht and fresh mushrooms and plot yet another wall of freedom together.

    Da, da… I shall miss you Natasha! Think of me, while I toast you again and again and again and again and again and again and again….

  31. 31rough and ready on Apr 7, 2008 at 1:11 pm:

    racism in comedy only works if it is very funny, like richard pryor, eddie murphy, mel brooks.

    your line about the servant’s entrance fell flat and made me cringe.

    your photos are the shit. keep up the good work.

  32. 32Paul Green on Apr 7, 2008 at 2:10 pm:

    By the thickness of her belt and the bulge beneath the right side of her coat, I deduce that Ms. Security is packing some serious noise. This clearly indicates that when Barry Hussein recently stated he was not in favor of concealed weapons, the concealed weapons to which he was objecting are yours and mine, not those of the guardians of great men such as his august self.

    @#!! him.

  33. 33glizzy7 on Apr 7, 2008 at 2:19 pm:

    Wow Zombie what an impressive report.

  34. 34dm60462 on Apr 7, 2008 at 2:30 pm:


    Can you find an dpost a photo of Obama’s elusive WHITE FAMILY MEMEBERS?

  35. 35Ringo the Gringo on Apr 7, 2008 at 3:40 pm:

    31rough and ready,

    It was a racial joke, but I certainly wouldn’t call it racist.

    You are right though, racial jokes are tough to pull off. Very few people can do them well.

  36. 36Merle on Apr 7, 2008 at 4:46 pm:

    Hilarious comments! Especially about Grimace, Barney, and the Grape Ape!

    I’m buying some purple lipstick tomorrow. Do you think anybody will know it’s a slam on Barry?

  37. 37PARepublican on Apr 7, 2008 at 5:05 pm:

    LOL! This is very funny.

  38. 38eclectic infidel on Apr 7, 2008 at 6:17 pm:

    As usual, an excellent post Zombie. I was talking with LK over the weekend and he told me he has a podcast on JerusalemPulse Radio. He has a piece on Barak’s church and ties to the ISM. I hope you don’t mind me plugging his podcast here, but if you do, please let me know. I listened to it last night and it was interesting.


    SHOW: THE ISLAMIC AGENDA – Lee exposes ties between the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and Barack Obama’s church (30:00)

  39. 39jack on Apr 7, 2008 at 6:49 pm:

    Re family photos — someone inquires above why they are not seen —


    I don’t know what metapedia is, but it has family photos of his mother, both his parents, and others.

  40. 40In Vino Veritas on Apr 7, 2008 at 7:26 pm:

    Nice website, makes stalking that much easier. Especially liked the close-up of the head of Obama’s security. I hope the Secret Service drops in for a visit.

  41. 41Karridine on Apr 7, 2008 at 7:43 pm:

    Obama doesn’t need anaesthetics to have the mole removed, do it with cryosurgery… quick freeze it, let it thaw, and freeze it again… painless, fast and aseptic (clean). Mole now ‘dead’, the body starts to slough it off and reabsorb it.

    But it IS a part of his face, and noticing it and ‘Eeeeew!’-ing about it say more about the noticers than about Obama.

  42. 42XPLODEIT on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm:

    Thanks for the pics.

  43. 43Chaya on Apr 8, 2008 at 6:35 am:

  44. 44Dead Bill on Apr 8, 2008 at 2:09 pm:

    The bald spot is an illusion. That’s just the crown of his head when viewed through his halo.

  45. 45sam on Apr 8, 2008 at 2:29 pm:

    you are really scraping the barrel to find something wrong with Obama
    keep it up, maybe you can find out what flavor jello he eats

  46. 46Voice of Reason on Apr 8, 2008 at 3:17 pm:

    Zombie, I’ve been following your stuff for years, and I love it, but this time I have to say that I don’t see the point. A politician is having an expensive fundraising dinner… this is news? I don’t see Obama’s dining with wealthy supporters to be hypocrisy; it’s a tried-and-true tactic for political fundraising. Oh, and the attendees were most likely all very rich. Is there a problem with that? And they live in very nice houses. Is that, too, a sin? Good for them, I say… I may disagree with them politically but this is the United States, and they have every right to buy as much home as they can afford.

  47. 47Dead Bill on Apr 8, 2008 at 4:52 pm:

    Having a fundraiser with wealthy backers isn’t unusual for politicians. But with all this talk of change it is interesting to see that at the end of the day he is just another politician.

  48. 48bikermailman on Apr 8, 2008 at 5:41 pm:

    As usual, Zombie, a most excellent catch, and the writeup is fantastic too. The photographer in me has to re-ask the question from above: Do you carry multiple cameras, or take the time to change lenses on the fly?

  49. 49Christina on Apr 8, 2008 at 8:31 pm:

    VOR, the point is Obama pretends he’s Special. He’s Different. He’s Not Your Average Politician. He’s One of Us:

  50. 50Christina on Apr 8, 2008 at 8:32 pm:

    You know they weren’t just waiting in line to swoon. They expect something back.

  51. 51OmgSandwiches! on Apr 9, 2008 at 7:42 am:

    I heart this blog. By the way, you mentioned the events he attended during his walk amongst the people and you referenced one “Sohaib Abbasi” as being one of the event hosts (I believe it was his earlier-in-the-day luncheon).

    I just found it moderately interesting.

    So yeah, could you get that security guard’s number? She’s rather cute.

  52. 52LT Nixon on Apr 9, 2008 at 9:48 am:

    I enjoy how the liberal elite make ridiculous comments about people like SSG Bellavia being a racist for comparing Obama to Tiger Woods, yet they make Obama walk in through the servants’ entrance. Thanks for the excellent photos zombietime.

  53. 53none on Apr 9, 2008 at 11:21 am:

    It’s funny how resentful zombietime is… I happen to know a few of the attendees, and they were your average Valley engineers / 30-something professionals. None of them have a net worth of even a million, unless maybe you include their housing equity…

    Maybe a few of the people who paid to go were looking for influence (and they’re not going to get it by chipping in $2300!), but the vast majority paid $2300 for the same reason people pay $2300 every year to go to the Super Bowl– to feel like a part of history and enjoy the entertainment, and some to support a candidate they believe in.

    Also, campaign financing is public. That means you can go verify that, yes, Obama’s raised $230m from 1.3mil donors. That’s less than $200 per person.

    Also, I believe he held exactly 1 private fundraiser in all of February.

  54. 54Peg C. on Apr 9, 2008 at 12:41 pm:

    Who wouldn’t be rich if they couldn’t be? But these repellent rich lefties just make Obama and his utter hypocrisy even more repellent, if such is possible.

  55. 55Jack Denver on Apr 9, 2008 at 1:12 pm:

    OK, None, let’s do some math. I know you liberal arts types don’t like math, but we’ll make it real simple.

    “Mrs. Obama stressed how her husband has relied on “regular folks” instead of big donors. Instead of thousand-dollar donations, the Obama campaign has raised millions on small checks of $20 to $50.”

    “Millions” – gee isn’t it funny that she doesn’t say how MANY millions. Must have been an oversight. Let’s see if we can figure it out for ourselves.

    Let’s call the average regular folks donation $35 (the average of $20 and $50, like the Mrs. said). Let’s assume (for the sake of simplicity) that there are only two kinds of donor, “Fat Cats” that give $2300 and “Regular Folks” that give $35. In reality, there are other donations possible – some Regular Folks might only give $10, or might give $100, some Fat Cats might give $1000 or $1500 (but $2300 is the legal max), but this simplified example will give us a general idea of how many “millions” came from Regular Folks and why Michelle might have “forgotten” to mention a figure. In order to hit your under $200 average donation (actually $177 – 2.3m/1.3M), there would need to be 15 Regular Folks giving $35 each for each Fat Cat who gives $2300. So far, that sounds very democratic (with a small d) – Regular Folks outweigh Fat Cats 15 to 1. But, instead of counting heads, let’s count dollars. The Fat Cat donation is 65 times bigger than the average Regular Folks donation. The 15 Regular Folks donate a total of $525, but the Fat Cat donates $2300, so in dollar terms (the only terms that count in this game) the Fat Cats account for over 80% of the money ($187M out of $230M) and all the Regular Folks together account for under 20% (the remaining $43M). (By the way, as an aside, this is another example of the famous 80/20 rule – for almost any product – cigars, beer, whatever, 80% of your revenue will come from 20% of your most loyal customers so you should concentrate your efforts on them.)

    So if Michelle Obama had announced -”so far we gave gathered $40 million from regular folks and $190 million from really rich people” it wouldn’t have sounded so good, huh.

  56. 56Kade on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:07 pm:

    Hey Zombie, will you be trying to cover the torch-running protests in San Fransisco?

  57. 57westerner22 on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:10 pm:

    It is good he is hitting Atherton, he did lightly worse in the Silicon valley. Good move. Can’t help all these guys got rich. Obama has always had the support of the richer folks, as well as of the better educated. Not forgetting Cool-aid drinkers. That’s why his site is quite fun to read. Since some of you still can’t get over his connection to his church and pastor, below is a list of some people who defended Rev. Wright and his church:

    1)Already on March 19, Obama’s former pastor was defended by Mike Huckabee, an arch-conservative Republican opponent who also said the controversy will not be a problem for Obama in November. Notably Mike Huckabee is on the short list for McCain’s VP. Do see it on You Tube (huckabee wright). Transcript in my blog.
    2)On the same day, the Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, posted a Statement in defense of Rev. Wright on their web site (still there today). President Clinton and First Lady attended this Church during their years in the White House. See my blog, and the address below in 3.
    3)Senior Pastor of the Foundry, Dean Snyder, gives a beautiful Easter sermon where he condemns the media for their vicious clippings of Rev. Wright’s sermons and appeals for racial reconciliation. March 23, see
    4)Senator Clinton is still a member of the First United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, and remains in touch with its former pastor Rev. Edward Matthews. In a recent 35 minutes phone interview with the New York Sun the pastor admits that he himself holds some very controversial political views, not unlike those of Rev. Wright, yet Senator Clinton remains a member.
    See my blog. Also see
    5)”Diverse Group of Prominent Religious Leaders Condemn Personal Attacks” in a letter to Senator Clinton. These leaders represent many faiths. You may google it by the title.
    6)Fred R. Krauss of Rockford, Illinois, writes a remarkable letter to his local newspaper in which he objects to another letter of March 28 titled “Beware of Obama”. He is a retired pastor in the United Church of Christ who has served churches in Chicago, southern Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. See http://www.rrstar.
    7)Rev. Lavanhar defends the theological and prophetic implications of Rev. Wright’s preaching in his sermon “Why Jeremiah is Wright” on April 6, 2008 in the context of the experiences of the Hebrew prophets, African American patriots like Nat Turner, Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the historic black church. This sermon is thought-provoking, controversial and inspirational. Rev. Marlin Lavanhar is the Senior Minister of Tulsa’s All Souls Unitarian Church, a mostly white congregation.
    8)Check the website of your church. Perhaps they defend Rev. Wright as well? Or talk to you pastor. After all it concerns the freedom of speech and freedom of following one’s religion, however ethnic it were. Your pastor may surprise you.

  58. 58George - the Other on Apr 9, 2008 at 10:06 pm:

    Hey ZombieTime,

    Great as usual, though I personally like your reports and photos about leftists and their silly activities the best. I read that at onetime, you were one of “Them” (no, I’m not referring to the giants ants :) Same here, but about 1o years ago I began to notice a growing extremism and irrationality, and eventually I left the left and went right to the right.


  59. 59Zen Man on Apr 9, 2008 at 10:25 pm:

    If you look closely enough, you’ll see that the mole on Obama’s left cheek is really a micro-camera. The images it captures are immediately send back to Iran where Islamic intelligent officers asses Obama’s surroundings and immediately feed him lines to a mirco-speaker placed in his right ear. That’s why, during debates, Obama’s answers are always so stammered. It difficult at times to clearly hear the signal from Iran. Often, when Obama makes stupid comments (telling Hillary that she’s “likeable enough” or referring to his grammama as a “typical white person”), he’s merely quoting directly the words being cued to him by his Iran commanders. It’s not Obama’s fault. It’s just all lost in the translation. By the way, the “hippie” in the sparkly party hat is an Iranian spy. He was seen earlier in the day eatling falafal while facing east south east — towards Mecca.

    Allah Aqbar! Obama Yomama!

  60. 60Robin A. on Apr 9, 2008 at 11:11 pm:

    Actually, the guy in the irridescent outfit looks like Ted Turner.

  61. 61Xpltivdletd on Apr 10, 2008 at 3:08 am:

    Good shooting as always. The man had seemed too squeaky-clean and honest (albeit quite, quite wrong about several things) to be real. You have a gift for catching such persons out, if there’s any ‘out’ to be caught.

    I’m guessing you spotted his top Security person, vice being duped as somebody has suggested. That adage about which doors people look-behind (Ayn Rand, I think), applies in that commenter’s case. Bet you have your own reasons for knowing who’s a celebrity’s Security Officer. Regarding the *why* of having an attractive young woman in that job, consider Jeri Ryan as “Seven-of-Nine” in ST:\Voyager. Most people I know never saw past her ‘Vargas-Girl’ figure to notice yet another iteration of the same dramatic device Trekkies first met as Spock in the original Series. Obama’s Security-officer hiding in plain sight as too attractive a lady to be who she is–is, once again, smart enough to worry the heck out of me. Again–my compliments, and I’m delighted finally to inflict my opinion on you.

  62. 62bruce on Apr 10, 2008 at 6:14 am:

    Actually, the bit about getting a bald spot if your camera lens, not Obama’s scalp. If you study the picture closely around his head you’ll notice a semi-spherical area ranging left that is bleached in botches due to the glare. Look also at the tree branches to the top left and you’ll find bald spots on some of the tree branches. Not at all weird.

    By the way, I read the bit about him entering through the servants’ entrance and you’re right about the practice from the past. But there are, as you know, numerous other reasons why this may be expedient in this instance. Security is one. Making a quiet entrance is two–doesn’t always work, but it is standard practice to enter through the backdoor to an event so as to have a moment to settle in, refresh, and get ready for the formal appearance. Everyone does that. Nobody walks out the vehicle and straight into the event when they’re the guest of honor. Third is that it is imaginable that he would chose the servants’ entrace, but I doubt that he did on this occasion. I’d rather go with the second reason.

  63. 63bruce on Apr 10, 2008 at 6:16 am:

    Btw pardon my sloppy typos at the end of the last comment.

  64. 64bruce on Apr 10, 2008 at 6:47 am:

    My last comment.

    1. $2300 does not buy you special privilege. It is silly to think that raising $2300 from billionaires means a candidate is falling into bed with the wealthy. I am regular folk, I earn less than $100K a year, and I’ve already given $2300 to the Obama campaign, as have hundreds of thousands of other regular folk who make less than $100K a year, and I’ll be glad to give more for the GE in addition to donating time and ideas. A $2300 donation is not a $1m donation. Be sensible.

    2. To all the assholes here going on about muslims, for Christ’s sake, when did it become unconstitutional for someone to be a muslim in this country? This is a nation that was founded by folks who escaped religious bigotry in Europe and moved to a new land where they enshrined religious freedom in the constitution. It is absolutely stupid and sad that idiots have taken it upon themselves this year to go on and on as if it is a crime for anyone to be a muslim. Jesus! Is this what your Bible taught you? To hate? Does it occur to you that you are in fact worse than muslims when you are so utterly consumed by this hate that forces you to lie through your ass every opportunity you get? Does your Bible not tell you that it is a sin to bear false witness against others? Are you guys crazy or simply animals? Is this the image of America that you want to present to the world? That America is full of savages that lie through their anuses and spew hatred and blatant falsehoods?

    3. Btw, you all support a stupid war in Iraq where $12 billion of your tax money—yes, $12 billion—is being spent every month to support muslims! That’s right. You can hardly pay your silly heating bill or buy gas to get to work, but $12 billion of your tax payer money is being spent every month to support Iraq and you support it. Those people are muslims, you know, and you are happy to have your tax money spent supporting them. But then, you come back here and you spread nonsense about how this or that person is a muslim and therefore ought to be burnt at the stake or not voted for and it’s all bullshit. You spend $60 per person every year supporting muslims in Iraq and you’re quite happy about it, and yet you can’t see the irony. You call it “winning the war” and yet the only person who has won in Iraq is the president of Iran. Your beloved George Bush goes to Iraq and he has to sneak in unannounced, hide in the Green zone, wear bullet-proof flak jackets, duck around in the darkness, and you say “we’re winning” and you’re happy. John McCain the same. But the president of Iran goes to Iraq and he walks on the red carpet, there is a military guard of honor to receive him, gun salute and all, he walks about freely with his head held high, no bullet-proof jacket, and he holds hands with the prime minister of Iraq and he’s all smiles. Another proof that you lot are just plain asses.

    4. Anyhow, I’ve got to go to work. If you hate muslims so much, then quit sending $12 billion a month to support them in Iraq when you can’t even pay your silly ass mortgage or medical bill. Or stop spreading stupid falsehoods that make you look like an animal.

  65. 65submandave on Apr 10, 2008 at 6:49 am:

    I think the basis for the “servent’s entrance” joke was good, but it should have been more clearly targettet at the Gettys. For example:

    “I wasn’t sure if the Gettys made Obama use the servent’s entrance due to force of habit or because after the event they figured he’d be working for them.

  66. 66Voice of Reason on Apr 10, 2008 at 8:04 am:


    “VOR, the point is Obama pretends he’s Special. He’s Different. He’s Not Your Average Politician. He’s One of Us”

    Hey, can you imagine? Obama claims to be special, yet I have it on very good authority that he BREATHES OXYGEN just like everybody else! He says he’s different, yet I know a guy whose best friend’s brother told him that his boss saw Obama GETTING A HAIRCUT. Everybody gets haircuts! Sure, Obama may say that he’s not like an average politician, but he’s running ads! Just like a poliitican! Can you believe the nerve of that guy? Who does he think he is, claiming to be different?

    Look. I’m no Obama supporter. I will most likely (and most reluctantly) be casting my vote for John McCain. And like I said, I’ve been reading and loving zombietime for years, especially those all too rare occasions when attractive boobies make an appearance. But this post is picayune. Politicians need to be elected, and to be elected requires a campaign, and campaigns require money, and to get money requires fundraising. It’s no more hypocritical of Obama to hold fundraisers than it would be for him to file paperwork to get on a ballot. It’s simply a necessary part of politics.

    And again, this report had an unpleasant undertone of plutophobia.

  67. 67lejero on Apr 10, 2008 at 3:44 pm:

    Chill. Why are people are so upset with Obama? It’s that he has yet to speak about what he will do that will be good for the country, except, hope, change and pull out of Iraq. Very vanilla, very general. No specifics. Aside from that, how does our government speading money in Iraq and Afhganistan equate to average Americans not being able to pay bills? I havent quite grasped how you’ve put that one together. Our continued support for the governmets of Iraq and Afhganistan, regardless of race, creed, color or religion should show you that we, as a country, do not hate. We help. What we wont tolerate is, oh, I dont know, Hezzbolah, Hamas and Al Queada. We montior Syria, North Korea and Iran, as we know they will cause problems at any turn, for any reason. What we dont like is dicators, thugs and arrogant fools. I can only state this for myself, but I dislike Hugo, Assad, Imaneedadinnerjacet, Kim and a majority of extreme leftist liberals in this country who want nothing more then to degrade and humilate this great nation. The majority of this world is free because of the US. Plain and simple. I like freedom. We like freedom. Those who wish us harm dont. We dont like them, and no, not all of them are muslims.

  68. 68AJS on Apr 11, 2008 at 8:37 am:

    Zombie – Great post. I have no problems with you or anyone pointing out the glaring inconsistencies in the rhetoric of politicians vs their actions, a point that went over Bruce’s head. Notice I didn’t single out Obama!, but rather all politicians. Just because ‘they all do it’ doesn’t make it cool.

    #46 – Not that I need to defend, but Zombie never said there was anything wrong with having large houses nor with being rich. If you’re going to read and then comment, please READ then comment. The theme of this was the valley that exists in Obama!’s populist rhetoric coupled with his Marxist background, and attending a highly secretive, highly exclusive, big-money-only fundraiser. His actions directly contradict his talk. There’s nothing wrong with having a private affair be secret, nor is there anything wrong with exclusivity, but Obama!’s ‘Hope and Change, and Change and Hope’ speeches and his claim that he is a ‘uniter’ that will ‘bring everyone together’ smacks as the polar opposite. He is not changing anything, at least about fundraising. This event did not unite everyone. Not everyone was even allowed in. His ideas for change are 160 years old. There’s NOTHING different about him than any other Presidential candidate of the last 48 years – in other words, the TV age.

    Bruce – There’s nothing wrong with fundraising. There’s nothing wrong with seeing rich people and getting money from them, aside from the aforementioned contradictions between actions and rhetoric. However, your comments seem to imply that money doesn’t buy you access to the machinations of politics. I find this strikingly naive. Do you think that the $2300 price tag TO GET IN THE DOOR would be all everyone there would be donating? Zombie stated that it was a $2300 MINIMUM. So, $2300 was the SMALLEST amount that you could give, unless that was a typo. I personally find it funny that a guy like Obama! that wants to limit how much money someone can make (Typically Democrat solution of lowering the top to provide the illusion of bringing the bottom up instead of actually raising the bottom by raising the bar) has no problems taking in unlimited dollars from a donor. I wonder if someone like you, Bruce, was among the legions who chided Bush/Cheney and their $1000-a-head galas. I also find this funny – the Repubs (I am not one, nor am I a big fan of Bush) are derisively called the ‘party of the rich’ and ‘in bed with rich people’ out of one side of the mouth and when a Dem candidate does the exact same thing (exclusive, expensive gala events) they say ‘why there’s no way in Hell they’re in bed with the rich’ out of the other side of their mouth. That’s so amusing.

    As to your third comment, Bruce. Your statements are intellectually and logically immature. You compare some schlub not being able to pay his heating bill to America sending $12B a month to Iraq in hopes to bring the situation to an end. You compare ONE person’s financial situation to the collective tax monies of an entire country? WOW. Do I have to say ‘apples and oranges?’ Do you even understand that you make a conservatives point that taxes are too high in this country? If the schlub was able to keep more of his own money, he’d probably be able to pay his bills! I don’t have any trouble paying my heating bill, and I’m ‘just regular folk’ too. I don’t even make enough to justify saying ‘I make under $100K.’ I would be justified in saying ‘I make under $30K.’ But I can pay my bills. I can’t understand the whining in this country. I was making $8.50 unloading trucks and I needed more money. Instead of complaining about my ‘lot’ and looking to my government for answers, I got another job! It was really easy. And there are tons of jobs out there, it’s not my fault if somebody doesn’t want to get their hands dirty while working. That’s no excuse to me.

    As for these people that can’t pay their heat bills, do you know any of these people? If so, do you know their circumstances? Have they been irresponsible with their money? Are cell phones, Internet access, Ipod, clothes, gambling, drinking, drugs, car, etc. more important than keeping the heat on for these people? If so, lend some of your money and time to them instead of waiting for someone else to do it in typical Democrat style. Put your money where your mouth is instead of wasting faith in government and being lazy with your obsession with people less fortunate than you.

    As to your second comment, there were a few posts here stating the Muslim background of Obama!’s former pastor. Statements of fact with nothing personal in them written about Obama!. Why then, are you the first to paint them all with a broad brush and call them assholes? Where exactly are you getting where it’s unconstitutional to be a Muslim? As far as I know, it isn’t so I’d like to know where you get your information. Can you point to the mass round-ups, nationwide rash of beatings, hangings, firebombings, killings that are happening to Muslims in the US? If you know something I don’t, I want to know. In typical style, you ignorantly toss out ‘what does your Bible say,’ in an attempt to sound righteous, then shit on people by calling them worse than Muslims? Wait, I thought Muslims were the victim, so why are you putting them on a moral equivalence with Christians you don’t seem to like or be able to ‘tolerate?’ And exactly what lies are you talking about here, Bruce? Who is lying through their asses – or as you SO eloquently put it: ‘anuses’ – at every opportunity they get? Yes, ‘my Bible’ – as if everyone’s Bible is different – does say it’s wrong to bear false witness. OK, so what’s your point? What have I said that is a lie, or anyone else here for that matter? Would you go a step further, man up, and criticize the elements that misrepresent the United States to their followers to further their cause? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Exactly what does this thread have to do with America’s image in the world? Exactly what in this thread makes anyone here look like a savage or animal? And while you’re calling people ‘just plain asses’ because we don’t see ‘the irony’ in sending $12B a month to a predominantly Muslim (and pretty secular too) country, does it ever occur to you that indeed, we do see the ‘irony,’ and in fact we’ve always wanted friendly Muslim countries to deal with so there is no ‘irony?’ We’re not over there converting them. We’re supporting the Iraqi military (mostly good, patriotic Muslims) while they slaughter the radical elements (mostly fascist wahhabist-like Muslims, but also Arab nationalist jihadis and former Ba’athists) to protect the general population (mostly good, just-getting-on-with-their-day Muslims). You, in yet another move of pure intellectual and logical genius, have succeeded in one sentence in contradicting your whole tirade – we’ve (the US) always made a distinction in who our enemy is.

  69. 69gamecock on Apr 12, 2008 at 1:08 am:

    this site [anything underneath] is a fuckin joke . A bunch of anarchist -type deviants with no fuckin useful purpose to offer to this world.

    You r all fuckin nutbags! Take some more meth, take it up the ass, I really don’t care; But take it off MY internet. If you don’t, I will be forced to act.

    Everyone here have a lovely weekend. Fuckin useless! I swear! “Grace get me a ball peen hammer and a bag of peanuts!” I posit you are genetic freaks! I like puppies, vanilla ice cream and computer shells but I hate this fuckin site!

    Sucka Free City, California [415]

  70. 70gamecock on Apr 12, 2008 at 1:10 am:

    oh I forgot that there is a candidate that might work for all of you …king mammon. Have a nice time in your little baroque fantasy!

    hahaha nothing is new anymore. this site seres as a requiem for a dying breed.

  71. 71HA on Apr 12, 2008 at 4:07 am:

    There is nothing wrong at all with pointing out that Obama entered throught the servants entrance. Isn’t that, after all, what he is aspiring to – and indeed going to be – if elected?

  72. 72Typical White Pennsylvanian on Apr 12, 2008 at 11:57 am:

    Thanks for the up close and personal description of Barack’s schmoozing with the ultra-lib, ultra-rich folks in San Francisco. We here in Pennsylvania know he is as phony as a $3 bill, just didn’t expect him to put all of us down in front of these people. Where’s the love Barry? You need our votes but vacuum up their money while insulting us. Amazing! Don’t bother to come visit us again. Thanks for your consideration.

  73. 73Ignatz Tuggle on Apr 12, 2008 at 12:23 pm:

    He’s a mummy!

  74. 74Gypsy on Apr 12, 2008 at 2:09 pm:

    I was flabbergasted that a newish Subaru had a bomb sniffing dog go around it twice because it was considered a “HIPPIE” car! WHAT? A “Hippie” car? Because it had 4 small, tidy bumper stickers? One said to promote organic farming, one to keep Tahoe blue, one that only said EARTH, and a small peace symbol.

    Are these 4 small and tidy bumper stickers REALLY evidence of a Hippie? Ridiculous!

    Other than that I thought it was good, enjoyed the pics and the info.

  75. 75Gypsy on Apr 12, 2008 at 2:20 pm:

    BTW: Isn’t that profiling? Would they use the bomb sniffing dog on a new BMW, Mercedez, Jaguar, Lincoln, or Cadillac? What a joke!

  76. 76Lucius Vorenus on Apr 12, 2008 at 2:54 pm:

  77. 77Just a woman on Apr 12, 2008 at 3:11 pm:

    To Bruce #64.
    1.You already donated $2300. Well, I can see why you would want to defend the guy, because if he really is the schmuck that people say he is, then that makes you an even bigger schmuck for giving a your hard earned cash to the schmuck, especially when you don’t make $100k a year. That was money that would have been better spent on your kids college fund, because it sure won’t make a difference to the country when and if he gets elected. Feeling guilty?
    2. Going on and on about Muslims? Criminy – these are jokes. These are not crimes against muslims. Just like people make jokes about Christians and Jews and blondes and jocks and everything else. Learn to laugh. When we tell a joke about a rabbi, a priest, and Hillary Clinton going into a bar, it doesn’t mean we are anti semetic, or anti christian, or anti – well maybe we are Anti Hillary, but the other examples are good ones!
    3. As for Anti Muslim… most of us are not FOR a WAR. But we are IN one- now matter how we got there. Kind of like when you stand up for a woman who is getting beat up by her boyfriend, but you can’t just take one swing at him, and then walk away and leave her there to really get creamed. Most of us are loathe to leave a war unless what we got into it for is accomplished, and we don’t see that its going to do any of the muslims in that country any good if we take one swing, and then leave early. Who is Anti Muslim? The guys that want to finish what was started, or the ones that want to pull out and let the people there get slaughtered? As for Bush having to hide, while the Iran elite do not. I think that is a matter of WHO is likely to be doing the killing, not a slur on Bush. The people causing the violence in the country happen to be the ones most likely to take a shot at a visiting dignitary. Gee…who are they going to take a shot at? The one who is killing the most people in their posse? Ya Think?
    4. Speaking of working. Yes, I would rather not have my taxes go for a war. But I would really hate to have all of those taxes go to fighting a war that I never intended to finish. Much like you would not like to have your hard earned $2300 go to a guy if he decided to drop out of the race about half way through. How would you feel then, if the big O just said…”it’s too hard. I change my mind.” The difference is if I and the rest of America pull back my $60 bucks.. people die. If you and 100 others pull back your $2300, some schmuck may not run ANOTHER 10 seconds of a TV spot, where he professes to be about change and the working man, when he really hates whites, the poor, and the law abiding, god fearing, constitution loving citizens, because he is ashamed of us and think we need to be saved.

  78. 78Stuck N Middle on Apr 12, 2008 at 3:24 pm:

    You’d think with his money, he could afford to have that cancerous mole removed.

  79. 79mrcoolantspray on Apr 12, 2008 at 5:06 pm:

    Cat in the Hat… the purple lips are from all the kool-aid he’s drinking!

  80. 80Lucius Vorenus on Apr 12, 2008 at 5:19 pm:

    Politico has some new video of Bittergate:

    He includes a link to this Flickr gallery:

    Is the boy in this Zombie Time photo:

    the same as the boy in this Flickr photo?

    Enquiring minds want to know…

  81. 81smalltown gun totin white gal on Apr 13, 2008 at 4:06 pm:

    Well, at least you can say he truly takes “rejection of middle-classness” to a new level, doesn’t he?

  82. 82Christina on Apr 13, 2008 at 8:54 pm: is going to town with Obama’s “I don’t take oil money” ads:

  83. 83AR on Apr 14, 2008 at 3:38 am:

    “His mole is repellent”
    Your fixation on his mole is repellent.

    “Bald spot from this angle but not this other angle. Weird.”
    That’s because they’re two different angles to the same whorl in their hair that every normal guy every guy has from birth through baldness.

    “I’ve always wondered about his purple lips.”
    I’ve always wondered why non-pigmented people didn’t realize that pigmented people have pigment in their skin.

    Keep voting Reagan Republican, America, so we can say goodbye to the remaining 50% of the 20th Century middle class.

  84. 84Zombie Games on Apr 16, 2008 at 9:55 am:

    That was hilarious! I love the irredecent hat bit. Great shots of Obama.

  85. 85Andrew on Apr 16, 2008 at 10:23 am:

    Hey – the modern house next door is *one* of Larry Ellison’s various mansions. Hence the “electro samurai.” Larry always did admire the Japanese.

  86. 86littlefox on Apr 19, 2008 at 2:57 am:

    Jack Denver – Math is sexy!

    AJS – Great post!

  87. 87monsterforge on Apr 20, 2008 at 11:43 am:

    That’s no bald spot… It’s his halo. Hee hee.

  88. 88Pauli on Apr 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm:

    I think I might know the blonde. But she’s not a real blonde, obviously.

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