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  The Power And Danger Of Iconography
      

    


A little long, but very interesting  (08:09)
    
  Branding Of An Ideology 
  

   
Barack Obama ran an unprecedented presidential campaign -- utilizing the power of design to usurp the seat of the President of the United States of America.  However, his iconic emblem, the ever present "O", holds more power than even Obama knows.  Bill Whittle points out the dangers of branding an ideology with an icon and how, perhaps, the powerful symbol will be used against the very man it built up. 
  Hope -- You Can Survive Obama 

   

     

The person who is most responsible for Obama's iconoclastic image is his official poster-maker, Shepard Fairey, who also loves Marx, Mao, and the rest.

One of the most prominent Los Angeles artists, Fairey, made a brief statement, noting his "great conviction that Barack Obama should be the next President."  Poster sales, he added, would underwrite "a large statewide poster campaign."

In addition to popping up on many streets, the image later made its way onto a T-shirt, created in collaboration with the San Francisco street-wear brand Upper Playground -- and apparently onto the radar of the Obama campaign.  The candidate himself sent a thank-you note (at link) and his campaign had Fairey create a new poster that became the inaugural offering in an "Artists for Obama" section of the barackobama.com online store.  Fairey told Creativity Online that while he has been politically active, there’s something new in the enthusiasm he now professes to feel. "I just thought it was time to stick my neck out."

Lots of Fairey's anti-American graphics here.

  Socialismo 
  

   
Obama’s economic plan is to tax the rich in order the give money to the poor.  Of course, this is nothing more than the core philosophy of the welfare state.  It is also the core principle of socialism.
  Spider-Man 

Barack Obama collected Spider-Man comics as a child, so Marvel Comics wanted to give him a "shout-out back" by featuring him in a bonus story, said Joe Quesada, Marvel's editor-in-chief.

 

"How great is that?  The commander in chief to be is actually a nerd in chief," Quesada said.  "It was really, really cool to see that we had a geek in the White House.  We're all thrilled with that."

 

The comic starts with Spider-Man's alter-ego Peter Parker taking photographs at the inauguration, before spotting two identical Obamas.  Parker decides "the future president's gonna need Spider-Man," and springs into action, using basketball to determine the real Obama and punching out the impostor.

 

Obama thanks him with a fist-bump.

 

The Obama story is a bonus in Marvel Comic's Amazing Spider-Man #583, available in comic book shops nationwide on Jan. 14 for $3.99 and is expected to sell out, with half the covers devoted to Obama.

  Topps Cards 
  

  
Topps is jumping on the Obama Superstar bandwagon and releasing fanboi photocards of the Obama pre-presidency.  Obama's rookie season cards include inspiring sayings and his life story.  One assume they don't include the part about having an Indonesian passport.  Early reports that Obama's minor league batting average statistics would be supplied by Larry Sinclair have proven to be unfounded.
  The Poster 
  

    
The marriage of the Times' flag and Obama’s silhouette was jarring.  One guest remarked that the poster looked like something put out by Pravda. 
  Zero -- How Subliminal 
Can't get enough of Barack Obama?  How about an Obama license plate?

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White today unveiled an "Illinois Salutes Barack Obama" temporary license plate, which can be used for 60 days beginning Tuesday.

The plates feature a smiling President Obama, seemingly gazing towards your temporary numbers. A waving American flag fills the background.

The plates are only good through April 17.  They cost $50 -- with proceeds benefiting Illinois libraries.

The temporary "special event" plates are available at www.ila.org/obama
  Saint Obama 
  

   
A San Francisco novelty store is featuring a large display window of "Saint Obama" candles. The candles feature Obama's head atop the body of St. Martin de Porres, a Peruvian-born Dominican friar, who became one of the first black saints in the Americas upon his canonization in 1962.

St. Martin de Porres was born to a white and a black parent, and is considered to be the patron saint of people of mixed racial heritage.
  The Truth 
  

     
"The Truth" by Painter Michael D'Antuono which will be unveiled on President Obama's 100th Day in Office at NYC's Union Square.  Is he dissing Christ or praising Mohammad? So confusing -- all I know is I am going hurl.  Have the Christians started rioting yet?
  Obey Obama 
   

   
We had to go to Target the other day with Mrs. Sic and dammit if a bunch of Barack Obama propaganda wasn’t staring us in the face at every turn … in practically every aisle.  Seriously, there were Barack Obama DVD’s, Barack Obama books, Barack Obama commemorative coins, pins and plates and -- get this -- two Barack Obama children’s books.  No really … one of them was called "Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope."  In fact, for every age group there was at least one book or video devoted to "The One."
  Obamopoly 
  

   
Click the image to see a larger version -- then click that one for a really big copy.
  Obama Joker 
   

    
Thomas Lifson says that socialism is out; fascism is in.  Photographed by an American Thinker reader at the Old Spaghetti Factory on Sunset Boulevard between the Hollywood Freeway and Gower, in Los Angeles, in the heart of Hollywood.

Undoubtedly, there will be a federal task force formed immediately to investigate, apprehend and prosecute the evil-doers that have perpetrated this vicious hate-crime. 
  The Stamp 
The United States Postal Service (USPS) created a stamp with a picture of Barack Obama on it.  The USPS noticed that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes.  This enraged Obama, who demanded a full investigation.

After a month of testing and $11.73 million in congressional spending, a special commission presented the following findings:

1. The stamp is in perfect order.
2. There is nothing wrong with the glue.
3. People are spitting on the wrong side.

Rimshot!
  Obama Nation 
  

     

This is from a local United Auto Workers-based newspaper, but they tend to have better local news coverage than the longtime Tribune.

 

This Obamanation was spotted on a street in Kokomo, IN -- It's the real McCoy -- NOT A PHOTOSHOP! -- You can buy these flags on eBay.com.


Click here for close-up.
  Scary Marxist Clown Mask 


     
Scary Marxist Clown Mask for sale at Amazon.com.  Click here for large image.
  The TRUTH -- Part Deux


Here's a website called, "Truth First" that boldly states "Obama is the TRUTH!" and that the world recognizes Obama as a leader of peace and justice.

The Truth First website says that it cannot be denied that the world has entered a new golden era of economic and social justice. An era of peace led by and made possible by Resident Obama.

Resident Obama is the son of Kings and Queens who ruled over the greatest civilizations in human history.  The world waited a long time for the arrival of Obama.  We did not always know what his name would be or what he would look like but we knew a son of Africa would return to restore light to the world.

Resident Obama is of such character that always sees a task to it's completion.  He has an extraordinary spirit of inquiry such that he will always find the most wise course of action.  He loathes greed and hate and he treasures truth and justice.

It is natural and is the destiny of historical truth that he leads us today.

You need to visit this asylum and look at the rest of the offerings to the Obamamessiah -- click here . . .
  ObaMao 


      
For those of us who thought White House press liaison Anita Dunn was just another Obama moonbat, here is the evidence proving she was simply ahead of the Chinese Communist curve:
  

"The Chinese internet has been flooded with pages and pictures praising Obama and comparing him to Mao Zedong."

It seems Obama is huge in China, with comparisons between America's dear leader and the ruthless mass murderer who destroyed the Chinese economy and cultural institutions during his absurdly misnamed Great Leap Forward and subsequent Cultural Revolution.

 

See the link to the Polish news service for more examples of Chinese ObaMao posters.

  TWAP 
  In the tradition of the Barack Obama Hope poster and the more recent socialism poster, a new image of Obama has begun to turn up in Downey and other neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles.

The new poster depicts President Obama as a medieval court jester and features the label "TWAP," the intended meaning of which is unknown.
 
  Obama Ecstasy 


   
There is now a line of Ecstasy pills made in the image of Barack Obama, according to Texas police who have snatched a batch off the streets.  The drugs look like a "vitamin for kids," police spokesman Lenny Sanchez said.

Ecstasy is known for a sense of elation, diminished feelings of fear and anxiety, and ability to induce a sense of intimacy with others.  It's continued use can make the user believe Obama is eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

The stash of the brightly colored tablets was found Monday during a south Texas traffic stop.  There is no word on the 22-year-old driver's political affiliation, but he's expected to face felony drug possession counts. 
  Obama Acid


Obama Offers Massachusetts Voters Blotter Acid
  Chia Obama


     
Chia Obama commercial video parody by mcgingernation.
  The Statue 


      
Jake Tapper is reporting that a six-and-a-half foot statue of Barack Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, as a 10-year-old boy, wearing a monkey-god pendant, has been commissioned in Jakarta, Xinhua reports.

Barry spent five of his formative years there as a boy, where he was educated at Catholic and Indonesian schools.  Barry, described as "quite religious in Islam" by his classmates, also studied studied "mengaji," the recitation of the Quran in its native Arabic.

A group called "Friends of Obama" made the announcement today, saying the statue will be inaugurated on December 10 in a playground in the Jakarta suburb Menteng Dalam, where Barry lived from 1967 until 1971 with his mother and stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, a practicing Muslim.

"The statue is designed to inspire Indonesian children that they can be anyone they want to be," said Friends of Obama chairman Ron Muller.
 
  The Musical 


     
A preview of the new play "HOPE -- The Obama Musical Story," was staged in Offenbach, Germany this week, and judging by these photos and video, it looks like a rollicking good show.  The Broadway-style political biopic is sung in English, and all the major characters from the 2008 presidential race make an appearance, including a scantily clad former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, a gospel-crooning Rev. Jeremiah Wright, former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, and former Democratic candidate Barack Obama along with his wife, Michelle.  "HOPE -- The Obama Musical Story" will debut in Frankfurt, Germany on Jan. 17. 
  King Of The Blue Planet
    

      
A float called "Yes we can be ecologist," depicting Barack Obama, parades during the 126th edition of the Nice Carnival, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in Nice, southern France.  The carnival celebrates the theme "King of the Blue Planet."
  Obama The Saviour
   

   
A carnival float representing a fallen Barack Obama, with the words "Obama as messiah" on his shirt, is pictured during the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Duesseldorf, February 15, 2010.  The Rose Monday parades in Cologne, Mainz and Duesseldorf are the highlight of the German street carnival season.

Looks like it translates to, "Obama, the Loser," to me.  Either way, it looks like the rose is off the bloom in Germany.

The translation of Erloser from Ferman is savior.  The picture presumably refers to a recent movie, "Jesus Christus Erlöser" (2008).  It appears as though Obama was compared to the latest Klaus Kinski character.
  The Comic Book


      
Forget Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the Barbarian and meet Barack the Barbarian in his latest fictional role. Barack Obama is featured in a series of new comic books which will be published in June.

In one called Barack the Barbarian: Quest for the Treasure of Stimuli the Democrat leader is pictured as the muscle-bound, loincloth-wearing President of 'Kickassistan'.

In another called The Righteous Retribution of Barack the Barbarian, he is pictured in a fight to the death with a screeching enchantress.

In the Quest for the Treasure of Stimuli, he takes on his Nemesis, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who sports a cape made from wolf skin and her trademark glasses - and very little else. 
  Obama's Oil Spill Iconograph


      
This oil-smeared Obama logo is a long way from the Hope and Change at the top of the page.  Jared H. McAndersen says he think he's starting to understand one of the reasons why President Amateur Hour slaps his logo on EVERYTHING.  To give the perception that HE is in CONTROL.  I'm not sure that tactic is going to actually work for him for too much longer. 
  "Little Obama" -- The Movie


      
Only in theaters
  Obama Prayer Rug


      
Properly identified as a commemorative rug from Tanzania.  Swahili translates "Congratulations Barack Obama".  Phrase below is "Upendo na Amani Tujalia Mungu" ("God Has Blessed Us With Peace And Love"). 
  Obama Inflatable Sex Doll


    
The Huffington Post is reporting that the Asia Adult Expo in China is offering anyone who's ever fantasized about making love in the Oval Office the next best thing, having unveiled an inflatable sex doll in Obama's likeness at the event last week.  Albeit, the product isn't the first to cater towards those who may find U.S. politicians sexy, as an Obama dildo hit shelves last year.  And let us not forget the Obama condom.

Just who this doll will appeal to is anyone's guess.  Is it for those who want to love Obama, or for those who want to hate him?

The perfect gift for Obama.
  Commie Tees


    
Obama The Commie Tees Are Still A Big Seller In Communist China
  Regrets


       
I'll admit that I got swept up by the Obama hysteria last year...and that's why I got his tattoo on my gut.  But, I have now seen the light...
  Cabbage Patch Obama


       
He has no birth certificate, just like the real one.
  The Barack Obama SEAL Team Six Action Figure
 

     
Madison Gray is reporting that after the excitement of hearing that Obama orchestrated the strike and kill against Osama bin Laden, it didn't take long to put out an action figure of the Commenter in Chief.

Oxford, Conn.-based toymaker Herobuildershas produced a super-bad SEAL Team Six replica of Obama in full urban fatigue gear, wearing a "Punisher" t-shirt with the numeral 6 printed on it, and carrying a military issue M4A1 rifle.

The toy will sell for $34.95 and is available through the Herobuilders.com website.  Osama bin Laden figure sold separately.

Related:  Rush Limbaugh says they used Michelle's body!

This statement, published by the once-great Time made me wince, "Obama orchestrated the strike and kill against Osama bin Laden."  He did no such thing.  Our CIA and military did that.
  Obama Disappoint-Mints


       
Rachel Quigley is reporting that a university bookstore was forced to pull boxes of mints from its shelves after a state legislator complained that it satirized Barack Obama. The red and blue box of mints -- which were on sale for $2.99 at the University of Tennessee -- bear a picture of Obama with the words 'This is change? Disappoint-Mints' underneath. Officials were forced to pull the product after Democratic state Rep Joe Armstrong visited the bookstore and told the manager he found the mints offensive.
  Obama Bowling


       
A bowling alley in Clearwater, Florida, Bowl-O-Bama, is doing record business despite a bad economy. The alley also reports a record number of 300 games.  Since opening in November 2010, 963 patrons have bowled a perfect game, including strikes in the warm-up frames.  This alley also has the highest bowling league average in the country, with a 237 -- and that’s the senior league.
  Obama Sex Toy
 

     
Amanda Hess says check out this baby: the Barack Obama shaped dildo you never knew you didn't want!  This "Official Obama Pleasure Toy," dubbed the "Head O State," stands 7.5 inches tall, measures two inches in diameter, weighs 14 ounces, and a bunch of other specifications I do not wish to know how the manufacturers decided upon.  I didn't think that anyone could make Obama so unsexy, but it turns out anything is possible.
   

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