Keep It Real!

Alright…There’s a bit of outrage circulating the world’s media and blogosphere at the moment over an image of President Obama “checking out” the admitting very, very fine bottom of a young woman during G8 Summit.

Obama supposedly checking the very shapely ass of a 16 year-old Brazilian girl
Would you look at that girl’s fine booty?

Many Conservative are – not unjustly given the evidence presented – quite upset of the 47 year-old, married father of two young daughters and President of the United States, Barack Obama ogling the butt of the 16 or 17 year-old Brazilian Junior G8 Delegate, Mayora Taveras.

The only problem is that President Obama wasn’t ogling Ms. Taveras’ butt. He was being a gentleman and helping another young woman navigate down the steps through the crowd.

Is being a gentleman so rare that nobody recognizes it anymore?

I loath President Obama and his agenda at least as much as the next real American, but let’s keep it real. There’s enough legitimate causes for outrage at Obama and his cabal of Liberals without jumping on everything little thing that pops up – especially when the media expects this sort knee-jerk behavior and will capitalize upon it as they just did with the photo shown above.

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21 Responses to “Keep It Real!”

  1. Personal Failure Says:

    Thank you for that.

  2. jonolan Says:

    No problem, Personal Failure.

    Many Conservatives are ranting about the image and, if it were a truthful image they’d have a certain right to their outrage. It wasn’t truthful though; it was a shameless piece of “fraudulent” reporting such as the Star, the Sun, or the National Enquirer would put forth.

  3. zhann Says:

    I haven’t seen that video before, it certainly paints a different picture.

  4. jonolan Says:

    It sure does, zhann. It also looks like it has exactly the same frame in it that was rather obviously taken out as still for mass media consumption and frenzy.

  5. forrester Says:

    I love that you hate Obama, yet took the time to shed some light.

    I really like him, but even if I didn’t I’d find the whole thing ridiculous….even if he HAD been glancing at her. Who cares? Seriously. Bless all the people of the world who have absolutely nothing else to worry about says me.

    I enjoy reading your comments on Ichabod’s site and am fascinated and mildly creeped out by your avatar. What is that? Did you paint/draw it?


  6. jonolan Says:

    Thank you, forrester, and welcome to Reflections From A Murky Pond.

    To my mind there’s a surfeit of valid reason to hate Obama, his cronies, and his agenda; there’s no reason to jump at shadows or to complain about useless foolishness like the fake image / story referenced above.

    I really hate – yes, even more than I hate Obama and his agenda – faked stuff that is designed just to stir up visceral outrage over trivialities. So I made this post.

    As for my avatar – I made it by morphing together images of The Crow and Marilyn Manson, then morphing / combining the result with my own photo, then applying some “art filters” to the resulting composite. 😉

  7. forrester Says:

    Hello again…

    Wow. Incredible artwork. There are avatars I like, am drawn to, and love…but yours elicits a deep emotional reaction from me every time I’ve seen it. It feels like an entire presence to me, one that I most certainly wouldn’t want to piss off, or to have lurching out at me in the dark (or light)! You’ll probably laugh at this, but I’ve actually dropped by your murky pond a couple of times before but was afraid to say anything. 🙂 And here you are, dropping smiley faces at the end of your reply!

    Thank You and Have a Great One…

  8. jonolan Says:

    I get reactions to my avatar like yours – though not as well-presented usually – from I lot of people, forrester. Of course I get similar reactions to my self as well, so I the avatar seems to be fitting.

  9. Kent Says:

    Give the guy a break, jonolan… really! This exquisitely proportioned young lady deserved the president’s notice — but did he really gaze at her derriere as the photo suggests? Had I been in his place, I would have. It’s called being human, being male.

    People like you really scare me, which is what I assume you intend with your spooky avatar and your message and message of hate.

  10. jonolan Says:

    You’re a bit odd and probably suffering from the common mental ailment of the Liberal, Kent.

    This post’s whole content was that Obama never looked at Ms. Taveras’ butt. Try reading. I know it leads to thinking, which may mess up your politics – but try it anyway.

  11. Kelly Mahan Jaramillo Says:

    Yeah, Kent –
    I hate to say this, but PAY ATTENTION to what Jonolan is posting! He does not like our President, that is his American, God-Given right, but he is being very fair here – he is not going crazy right wing on this issue, thank the Lord – and yet you do not seem to see that.
    Crazy Left wingers are just as scary when they are not able to understand the jist of a post/opinion.

    Jonolan – thanks. BTW, I responded to your question back at “What Happened” – as I say there, I say here – it is always so good to see you!

    Your Avatar is identical to the Hero in “V for Vendetta” – oddly liberal film, that……at least during the Bush years 🙂

    Take Care,


  12. Kent Says:

    Thanks, Kel… but I’ve really got an issue with the HATE message.

  13. Kelly Mahan Jaramillo Says:

    Hey Kent –
    I, too, have an issue with any “hate” message – it just seemed like this time, for once, Jonolan’s post indicated that he was getting a bit tired of the “nit-picking” hatred of Obama.
    It seemed an odd post to give him hell for – there are many others where he is strongly expressing his dislike of our President.



  14. Kelly Mahan Jaramillo Says:

    Jonolan –
    I just read Kent’s blog, and the exchange the two of you had. I am ashamed that you would call a man who served this country in two wars un-American.

    This is where you really confuse me. It is your right as an American to dislike any administration, but to attack a man who has been on the front lines protecting our American Asses?

    You are smarter and better than that, and I do not know what is fueling your anger to the point where you are blinded to people who are just as, if not more, American than either you or myself.

    Tonight I am sad and disillusioned.


  15. jonolan Says:

    While I never have, do not, and, most likely never will apologize for stating my beliefs, I will explain and clarify them, Kelly.

    I did not specifically call Kent un-American. I labeled Obama and his followers as such; that may or may not include Kent since i do not know the extent to which he endorses what Obama is doing to the country.

    I stand by the statement though that being American must be more than just an accident of birth. It must also be based on loyalties to- and beliefs in the intrinsic value of the ideas that founded this country and our culture.

    I’m saddened that you’re feeling disillusioned, Kel, but rather pleased by the apparent cause of your leaping to Kent’s defense, his being a veteran.

  16. Kelly Mahan Jaramillo Says:

    Jonolan –
    I appreciate your taking the time to clarify, unfortunately, I am still a bit lost. The easy puddle jump of not specifically calling one person by name un-American, simply putting a huge group of people who “follow” – voted for – Obama, well, c’mon. That would be Kent, that would be me.

    I am asking in all sincerity, for you to expound upon your views concerning the ‘intrinsic value of the ideas that founded this country and our culture.”

    From how I understand it, this country was founded upon separation of Church and State, and a balance between individual and group/community rights, the right to confront your accuser, innocent until proven guilty, free speech, the right to bear arms (which President Obama has NOT taken away, despite heavy fear from the gun lobbyists).

    Everything that is written in the Constitution is being upheld under this administration.

    Approximately 60 to 70% of Americans support President Obama. Nobody I know considers him “The Messiah”, and many of us write to him constantly with our opinions on where he is going with certain agendas, as he has chosen to be a very accessible President, unlike our last one.

    He was voted into office by the majority of the people, as it is written in the Declaration of Independence – “…governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

    Again, he is not the second coming, he is a human being, he is doing a very hard job, with the added bonus of an absolute dogged refusal of any discussion or discourse from the extreme right.
    The extreme Left is being a bit unreasonable also, by the way.

    But to get back on point – where I am still confused is that I am not certain which values you refer to when you write as if you feel such values and loyalties to said values is being trampled.

    Could you help me out? I’d really like us to be able to understand each other a little bit better.

    Speak soon,

  17. jonolan Says:


    This is getting wildly off-topic. In a day or so I’ll write it up as a post and we can dissect it, and each other, at that point.

  18. Kelly Mahan Jaramillo Says:

    Jonolan –
    Fair enough – Granted, my comment may have been off the topic of this particular post, but in the big scheme of things, you DO press your values issue, and I would be able to come by and participate more freely if I understood your views in the broad sense a bit more.

    I look forward to it, and will come by over the next few days to read and comprehend.

    By the way, I am writing one more comment on your Sarah Palin question, having to do with the fact that I have feelings for her as a human being – especially in light of so many issues that she was not prepared for falling into her lap.

    She is a person, not a monster. I do not have to like her, but I do not hate her.

    Speak soon!


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