Protester Slips Obama A Note

This man mysteriously turns up at pivotal points in history and gives leaders the information/warnings that they need to hear. Via Paid To See:

A protester handed President Barack Obama a note while shaking hands along a rope line in New Hampshire today. AP photographer Charlie Dharapak smartly zoomed in so you can read the note for yourself.

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88 Comments on "Protester Slips Obama A Note"

  1. Could someone please tell me how any of this i.e. ‘our economy’ is Obama’s problem? 

  2. Could someone please tell me how any of this i.e. ‘our economy’ is Obama’s problem? 

    • Are you joking, or trolling, or a cop? Thats so ignorant…

    • BuzzCoastin | Nov 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm |

      it’s simple
      he works for the 1%
      who control the “economy”
      so the note is kinda like
      giving the 1%’s butler
      a note to the bosses
      in hopes of better slavery conditions
      and maybe
      better deals at WalMart

    • NarwhalNecropsy | Nov 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm |

      Please don’t smoke meth for 10 hours before commenting here. You’re embarrassing yourself.

  3. Anonymous | Nov 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm |

    Obama actually read the note, the guy didn’t get shot, and he’s not in Gitmo?

    What is our Society coming to?!

  4. Anonymous | Nov 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm |

    Obama actually read the note, the guy didn’t get shot, and he’s not in Gitmo?

    What is our Society coming to?!

  5. Obama actually read the note, the guy didn’t get shot, and he’s not in Gitmo?

    What is our Society coming to?!

  6. Are you joking, or trolling, or a cop? Thats so ignorant…

  7. doctor who what where

  8. doctor who what where

  9. VoteForYourself | Nov 25, 2011 at 7:17 pm |

    Economy is a top priority amongst voters.

  10. Yet.

  11. Anonymous | Nov 25, 2011 at 9:09 pm |

    hahahaha my thoughts exactly!

  12. I applaud the mans nerve…since he’ll probably be on TerrorWatch Lists for the remainder of his living days…

    …but his naivete is off the charts.

    Even if, after Ivy League education and Chicago politics, that note had been handed to a man with sufficient conscience and empathy to give a reamed f*ck whether anyone else lived or died…we’d already be mourning him. Quite the paradox, eh?

  13. I applaud the mans nerve…since he’ll probably be on TerrorWatch Lists for the remainder of his living days…

    …but his naivete is off the charts.

    Even if, after Ivy League education and Chicago politics, that note had been handed to a man with sufficient conscience and empathy to give a reamed f*ck whether anyone else lived or died…we’d already be mourning him. Quite the paradox, eh?

  14. simple drawing | Nov 25, 2011 at 11:53 pm |

    hypnotism at its most micro. there has to be something that is real.  am I just imagining this? 

  15. No.

  16. simple drawing | Nov 26, 2011 at 1:58 am |

    i was drunk from black friday bar hopping. 

  17. it’s simple
    he works for the 1%
    who control the “economy”
    so the note is kinda like
    giving the 1%’s butler
    a note to the bosses
    in hopes of better slavery conditions
    and maybe
    better deals at WalMart

  18. NarwhalNecropsy | Nov 26, 2011 at 2:43 am |

    Please don’t smoke meth for 10 hours before commenting here. You’re embarrassing yourself.

  19. “This man mysteriously turns up at pivotal points in history and gives leaders the information/warnings that they need to hear”

    Was this a sarcastic comment? It really feels like you all can really stretch to apply some air of mystery or conspiracy to a story where there is none apparent.  It’s little things like this that really tell me the credibility here is really doubtful.

  20. “This man mysteriously turns up at pivotal points in history and gives leaders the information/warnings that they need to hear”

    Was this a sarcastic comment? It really feels like you all can really stretch to apply some air of mystery or conspiracy to a story where there is none apparent.  It’s little things like this that really tell me the credibility here is really doubtful.

  21. Guestservices | Nov 26, 2011 at 5:56 am |

    I don’t have any doubt about him getting the note.  I do have doubts about what was written on it. That still shot looks doctored to me.  And no one would misspell or forget to put words on a note that important to the president.

  22. Guestservices | Nov 26, 2011 at 1:56 am |

    I don’t have any doubt about him getting the note.  I do have doubts about what was written on it. That still shot looks doctored to me.  And no one would misspell or forget to put words on a note that important to the president.

  23. Ryleehaha | Nov 26, 2011 at 8:52 am |

    Ok, if you’re going to assert that “This man mysteriously turns up at pivotal points in history and gives leaders the information/warnings that they need to hear”, then you’d better have the corroboration to back that up, otherwise you just make yourself look either extremely disingenuous, or extremely naive if someone else said this and you’re repeating it.

  24. Ryleehaha | Nov 26, 2011 at 8:52 am |

    Ok, if you’re going to assert that “This man mysteriously turns up at pivotal points in history and gives leaders the information/warnings that they need to hear”, then you’d better have the corroboration to back that up, otherwise you just make yourself look either extremely disingenuous, or extremely naive if someone else said this and you’re repeating it.

  25. Ryleehaha | Nov 26, 2011 at 4:52 am |

    Ok, if you’re going to assert that “This man mysteriously turns up at pivotal points in history and gives leaders the information/warnings that they need to hear”, then you’d better have the corroboration to back that up, otherwise you just make yourself look either extremely disingenuous, or extremely naive if someone else said this and you’re repeating it.

    • I suspect jocosity.

    • Its clear sarcasm you idiot.

      • Ryleehaha | Nov 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm |

        Sod off, troll, there are people in my city who believe this shite, so i’m asking Jacob, not you, you lout, to reply to this. 

        • Well those people are stupid too Lol. Not even trolling, its true.

          • Ryleehaha | Nov 27, 2011 at 2:36 am |

            No troll will ever say they’re a troll. 
            If i’m such an idiot, why even bother to make a reply, except that it gives you some kind of little head rush? Ok, enjoy yourself!

          • and no non-troll would ever say they were a troll, so we’re back at square one. Also I think it’s perfectly normal for people to reply to idiots on the interwebz,,,haven’t you noticed that ppl do that quite often?

    • Ever watch Fringe? 🙂 Too bad this guy has hair and isn’t wearing a fedora….. 

      • Ryleehaha | Nov 27, 2011 at 2:39 am |

        Of course, the bald guys are “the observers”, they’re not supposed to interfere, unless they’re trying to rectify a previous interference… Oh no, you don’t suppose…?  =O

  26. Ghostlore777 | Nov 26, 2011 at 11:19 am |

    Doctored, or two different photo’s taken from differing angles: 1) The shadow on Obama’s thumb is different (note the lighting on the thumbnail). 2) In the first photo Obama’s left index finger knuckle is sitting below the corner of the note, in the second photo the knuckle is well to the left of the note. 3) In the left photo Obama’s thumb appears to touch the fifth line from the bottom, in the right photo his thumb does not go up that high on the note. 4) The paper is at a different angle.

  27. Ghostlore777 | Nov 26, 2011 at 7:19 am |

    Doctored, or two different photo’s taken from differing angles: 1) The shadow on Obama’s thumb is different (note the lighting on the thumbnail). 2) In the first photo Obama’s left index finger knuckle is sitting below the corner of the note, in the second photo the knuckle is well to the left of the note. 3) In the left photo Obama’s thumb appears to touch the fifth line from the bottom, in the right photo his thumb does not go up that high on the note. 4) The paper is at a different angle.

    • Calypso_1 | Nov 26, 2011 at 11:03 am |

      AP photographers page states that it is two photos…obviously from two angles (look at background)…hence two flashs…differing shadows.  Try holding a square of paper between your fingers and thumb..slide your thumb a little…the angle of the paper and your fingers changes. Astounding.  Now could the event have been stage managed? That’s another story. You need a shave, try an Occam’s.

      • According to Occam’s razor, I submit that it is just a random dude who handed a note suggesting the rather common agenda of the protesters, it happened to be caught on camera…your point?

      • Ghostlore777 | Nov 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm |

        Wow my humblest apologies. I didn’t read anything stating it was two photos, only read that it was zoomed in, which is why I stated that it was either doctored, or “TWO DIFFERENT PHOTOS TAKEN FROM DIFFERING ANGLES.” Ahem.
        As for your Occam’s comment, very clever. However the problem with your razor analogy is that one man’s ‘shave’ is another man’s stubble, in much the same way that one man’s ego is another man’s lack thereof.
        For the future I’d suggest you be careful you don’t cut your own throat with your observation.

        • Calypso_1 | Nov 27, 2011 at 7:03 pm |

          Humility and throat cutting, one of my favorite juxtapositions, that’s why I start my day with a straight, double-hollow ground.  It sets such a nice tenor to coax the wire in the blood to tumid vigor.  Your concern for any propensity that I may have towards self-harm is kindly appreciated, though I can assure you I have long ago abandoned any course so exsanguinous.  Much preferred would be a Glasgow grin, or perhaps a one-sided variant the Sardonic smirk.

        • It’s a common misconception that you can zoom into a photo and get more detail, thanks to stupid shows like CSI. “Can you enhance that?” has caused me more “I’m gonna slap you” moments over photoshop requests than any other single piece of graphical misinformation out there. The only way something can actually be zoomed in is if the photographer used a zoom lens to take a close up shot, which would have required a second shot (even if this didn’t say it anywhere), or if the original is so high a resolution that the information is already present, in which case you’re not actually “enhancing” anything, you’re viewing at the original resolution and the smaller image would have been the zoomed out version. Common mistake. You can blame pop culture for its total ignorance of any actual principles underlying the way digital imaging works.

  28. Anonymous | Nov 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm |

    AP photographers page states that it is two photos…obviously from two angles (look at background)…hence two flashs…differing shadows.  Try holding a square of paper between your fingers and thumb..slide your thumb a little…the angle of the paper and your fingers changes. Astounding.  You need a shave, try an Occam’s.

  29. According to Occam’s razor, I submit that it is just a random dude who handed a note suggesting the rather common agenda of the protesters, it happened to be caught on camera…your point?

  30. Let’s face it folks – we need a party to represent the people.  Obama promised change but this has been one of the biggest disappointments in presidents I can recall.  (Bush didn’t disappoint – he and Cheney were every bit of evil we expected and then some.  At times I was in awe of how evil and self-serving they were).

    Sure, I’ll vote for Obama again but god damn it – we need a better system.  Why does Germany have two breakfast cereals (muesli and muesli with nuts) and 30+ political parties and we have 148 different breakfast cereals and only 2 political parties.    (Seems like we really do value starting the day with the most important meal of the day) 

  31. Let’s face it folks – we need a party to represent the people.  Obama
    promised change but this has been one of the biggest disappointments in presidents I can recall.  (Bush didn’t disappoint –
    he and Cheney were every bit of evil we expected and then some.  At
    times I was in awe of how evil and self-serving they were).

    Sure, I’ll vote for Obama again but god damn it – we need a better
    system.  Why does Germany have two breakfast cereals (muesli and muesli
    with nuts) and 30+ political parties and we have 148 different breakfast
    cereals and only 2 political parties.    (Seems like we really do value
    starting the day with the most important meal of the day) 

    We just completed “Black Friday” where more people went shopping then voted in the 2008 elections. 

    Like the old maxim – it will be a great day when the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a new bomber, I look forward to the day where I see people scrambling over one another and spraying each other with pepper spray so that they can vote. 

  32. Let’s face it folks – we need a party to represent the people.  Obama
    promised change but this has been one of the biggest disappointments in presidents I can recall.  (Bush didn’t disappoint –
    he and Cheney were every bit of evil we expected and then some.  At
    times I was in awe of how evil and self-serving they were).

    Sure, I’ll vote for Obama again but god damn it – we need a better
    system.  Why does Germany have two breakfast cereals (muesli and muesli
    with nuts) and 30+ political parties and we have 148 different breakfast
    cereals and only 2 political parties.    (Seems like we really do value
    starting the day with the most important meal of the day) 

    We just completed “Black Friday” where more people went shopping then voted in the 2008 elections. 

    Like the old maxim – it will be a great day when the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a new bomber, I look forward to the day where I see people scrambling over one another and spraying each other with pepper spray so that they can vote. 

  33. Let’s face it folks – we need a party to represent the people.  Obama
    promised change but this has been one of the biggest disappointments in presidents I can recall.  (Bush didn’t disappoint –
    he and Cheney were every bit of evil we expected and then some.  At
    times I was in awe of how evil and self-serving they were).

    Sure, I’ll vote for Obama again but god damn it – we need a better
    system.  Why does Germany have two breakfast cereals (muesli and muesli
    with nuts) and 30+ political parties and we have 148 different breakfast
    cereals and only 2 political parties.    (Seems like we really do value
    starting the day with the most important meal of the day) 

    We just completed “Black Friday” where more people went shopping then voted in the 2008 elections. 

    Like the old maxim – it will be a great day when the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a new bomber, I look forward to the day where I see people scrambling over one another and spraying each other with pepper spray so that they can vote. 

  34. Let’s face it folks – we need a party to represent the people.  Obama
    promised change but this has been one of the biggest disappointments in presidents I can recall.  (Bush didn’t disappoint –
    he and Cheney were every bit of evil we expected and then some.  At
    times I was in awe of how evil and self-serving they were).

    Sure, I’ll vote for Obama again but god damn it – we need a better
    system.  Why does Germany have two breakfast cereals (muesli and muesli
    with nuts) and 30+ political parties and we have 148 different breakfast
    cereals and only 2 political parties.    (Seems like we really do value
    starting the day with the most important meal of the day) 

    We just completed “Black Friday” where more people went shopping then voted in the 2008 elections. 

    Like the old maxim – it will be a great day when the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a new bomber, I look forward to the day where I see people scrambling over one another and spraying each other with pepper spray so that they can vote. 

  35. John Stanford | Nov 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm |

    you missed his/hers.

  36. John Stanford | Nov 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm |

    you missed his/hers.

  37. John Stanford | Nov 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm |

    you missed his/hers.

  38. I suspect jocosity.

  39. It actually IS sarcasm. No need to rant and rave about it.

  40. Its clear sarcasm you idiot.

  41. Go outside and stick your hand into the dirt.  That is real.

  42. Ryleehaha | Nov 26, 2011 at 7:15 pm |

    Sod off, troll, there are people in my city who believe this shite, so i’m asking Jacob, not you, you lout, to reply to this. 

  43. Ryleehaha | Nov 26, 2011 at 7:15 pm |

    Sod off, troll, there are people in my city who believe this shite, so i’m asking Jacob, not you, you lout, to reply to this. 

  44. Ryleehaha | Nov 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm |

    As far as i’m concerned, unless irrefutably stated otherwise, Sloan just said for the lulz. Ok, haha.

  45. Ryleehaha | Nov 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm |

    As far as i’m concerned, unless irrefutably stated otherwise, Sloan just said for the lulz. Ok, haha.

  46. Anonymous | Nov 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm |

    Cool story bro.

  47. Well those people are stupid too Lol. Not even trolling, its true.

  48. Or they could just be a Fringe fan… Just saying 😉

  49. Ever watch Fringe? 🙂 Too bad this guy has hair and isn’t wearing a fedora….. 

  50. Ryleehaha | Nov 27, 2011 at 6:36 am |

    No troll will ever say they’re a troll. 
    If i’m such an idiot, why even bother to make a reply, except that it gives you some kind of little head rush? Ok, enjoy yourself!

  51. Ryleehaha | Nov 27, 2011 at 6:39 am |

    Of course, the bald guys are “the observers”, they’re not supposed to interfere, unless they’re trying to rectify a previous interference… Oh no, you don’t suppose…?  =O

  52. Obama Suddenly got Spam. 

    Sorry couldn’t resist… 🙂

  53. Ghostlore777 | Nov 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm |

    Wow my humblest apologies. I didn’t read anything stating it was two photos, only read that it was zoomed in, which is why I stated that it was either doctored, or “TWO DIFFERENT PHOTOS TAKEN FROM DIFFERING ANGLES.” Ahem.
    As for your Occam’s comment, very clever. However the problem with your razor analogy is that one man’s ‘shave’ is another man’s stubble, in much the same way that one man’s ego is another man’s lack thereof.
    For the future I’d suggest you be careful you don’t cut your own throat with your observation.

  54. Anonymous | Nov 27, 2011 at 11:03 pm |

    Humility and throat cutting, one of my favorite juxtapositions, that’s why I start my day with a straight, double-hollow ground.  It sets such a nice tenor to coax the wire in the blood to tumid vigor.  Your concern for any propensity that I may have towards self-harm is kindly appreciated, though I can assure you I have long ago abandoned any course so exsanguinous.  Much preferred would be a Glasgow grin, or perhaps a one-sided variant the Sardonic smirk.

  55. simple minded | Nov 28, 2011 at 3:58 am |

    my note would say. “wwww. chickswithdicks .com all chicks with dicks all the time”

  56. simple minded | Nov 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm |

    my note would say. “wwww. chickswithdicks .com all chicks with dicks all the time”

  57. and no non-troll would ever say they were a troll, so we’re back at square one. Also I think it’s perfectly normal for people to reply to idiots on the interwebz,,,haven’t you noticed that ppl do that quite often?

  58. and no non-troll would ever say they were a troll, so we’re back at square one. Also I think it’s perfectly normal for people to reply to idiots on the interwebz,,,haven’t you noticed that ppl do that quite often?

  59. Anonymous | Nov 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm |

    It’s a common misconception that you can zoom into a photo and get more detail, thanks to stupid shows like CSI. “Can you enhance that?” has caused me more “I’m gonna slap you” moments over photoshop requests than any other single piece of graphical misinformation out there. The only way something can actually be zoomed in is if the photographer used a zoom lens to take a close up shot, which would have required a second shot (even if this didn’t say it anywhere), or if the original is so high a resolution that the information is already present, in which case you’re not actually “enhancing” anything, you’re viewing at the original resolution and the smaller image would have been the zoomed out version. Common mistake. You can blame pop culture for its total ignorance of any actual principles underlying the way digital imaging works.

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