Can I get this in Black Velvet*?

No, really: I have the perfect place in the living room for it.

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In fact, I don't know how I ever got through life without a painting of Obama ejaculating roses:

This is like the Platonic Ideal of sad.

Image (both the actual physical one, and the unfortunate mental one) via Slog (note the post title; see also the attached endorsement, which is... weird, somehow). See also Hot Air, who has simultaneously a: rather good video lampooning the lameness that is the latte Obama fanboi (see also Ben Smith); and a link to Andrew Sullivan telling people to calm down. Given that the artist probably spent a good five minutes trying to decide whether to paint a horn on the happy white horsey's head, this is probably too little, too late.

And no, we do not believe it when we're told that this was meant to be ironic. This is pretty consistent with the existing idolatry.

Moe Lane

PS: No, sorry, hate to say this, but you Obama supporters really are this lame. How lame? Well, let me put to you this way: have you ever made a crack about fundies?

Yeah, well, you should probably stop making those.

*Special shout-out to Mike Krempasky, who was the first to ask for one. But as the Slog comments section will reveal, not the last one.

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You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.

I've been converted.

All hail the Obamasiah.


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To make jokes about there being a "White Obama" and how Obama "was really a white man" and such, akin to there beign a "Black Jesus" and all that crap?

Of course, I don't really know if Jesus was black or brown. We can probably guess he wasn't 6'4' blonde haired, blue eyed Scandinavian type, but who really cares. I just wonder why you call Black Jesus "crap".

that Jesus was black. He was Hebrew. Born to a Hebrew mother. It's most likely he looked like most everyone else in the Middle East.


The man was Jewish. I'm sure there's a few black-skinned-toned Jewish people in existence, I've just never met them.

Obviously, the long flowing hair, blue-eyed, Anglo-Saxon Jesus that we see depicted isn't what he looked like either. But the idea that there's a "white Jesus" that we crack jokes about, with a counter-balancing "black Jesus" or whatever, is plain repulsive. But the repulsive is often times cool in pop culture THUS, when will it be cool for jokes about White Obama and such? Since Obama is our savior, afterall. It'd be part of the fully legitimate great conversation on race.

In that case, I think now is the appropriate time to crack those jokes.

Some are convinced they are one of the lost tribes of Israel.

Ok, let's list all the symbolism in this image that we can find.

1. Roses, unicorns (also white horses, so either one works), as well as pure white clothes are symbols of purity. Therefore, Jesus.

2. The sun breaking through the clouds could be a 'finger of God' phenomenon, where God parts the heavens and reveals something to man.

3. He is clearly NOT walking on water, implying that he is mortal, like the rest of us.

4. The horse/unicorn defies the basic laws of buoyancy, implying it might be the one steed noble enough to carry a savior.

I'm sure there's more...

If Christ is risen, nothing else matters; and if Christ is not risen, nothing else matters. — Jaroslav Pelikan

Knowing a thing or two about marketing and human behavior, there are a couple of other subliminal messages you missed.

First, the bridge looks like a rail road trestle. So Obama is on the left side (wrong side?) or the tracks. Then look at the sky over the "right side" of the tracks. The right side is dark (evil) while the light (enlightenment) is on the left side.

The subconscious mind sees these things and it re-enforces these beliefs.

M Penny

That bridge does not look like it is to the twenty-first century.

Fight On! strategically placed as a jumping-off point for the Obamunists when their Sultan of Socialism & Surrender implodes this November?

"We want great men who, when fortune frowns, will not be discouraged." - Colonel Henry Knox

to let you know that is water on which he is walking, and not a driving range, because the artist is such a hack.

The white clothing and the white area where everything is coming up roses serves a dual purpose: the "purity" thing and it's easy for a hack to paint white.

The "B" on the buckle once stood for "Bob"--as in Marley--before the dreadlocks were painted over. It also inspired the artist to rebrand the painting as Barack...well, that and a few bong hits. Ok, I made that one up.

Can't say much about the sea horsey other than horses are a common symbol in muslim fantasist artwork.

I know, I know, everybody's a critic. :)

"Dogs playing poker", "Fat, Sweaty Elvis" and "Majestic Unicorn Riding Rainbow"

They're more in line with more classy prints like Scarface showing off his "little friend". :)

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. --- John Adams

All are equally disturbing that is for sure.

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If I got this in Black Velvet, I'd have to take down either the fat Elvis or the dogs playing poker.

But which one?

I mean, truly awe-inspring. If I'd but known Obama was Christ Incarnate (or at least, a mixture of Jesus, Kanye West and the Brothers Gibb), I'd have switched parties a long time ago.


Maybe on the side of a van? We could drive it to Burning Man.

Just a typical, small town, white girl...

He sweats magical shining stars...

"It's hard work looking this good!"

Just like PayPal, except it's free and a $25 bonus to sign up!

The site has, sadly, expired but...

Well, this painting reminded me of that website.

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. --Voltaire

"Land of the Free and Home of da Whopper" Peter Griffin...Family Guy

conform and celebrate diversity....or else!!!

That's the golden arches with the box turned sideways.

I took it to be his belt buckle.

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"Land of the Free and Home of da Whopper" Peter Griffin...Family Guy

conform and celebrate diversity....or else!!!

That's the started-out-as-a-hippy newspaper, still does some investigatory stuff, basically left-wing institutionalized alternative weekly. They're being self-referentially funny.

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

Now THAT song's gonna be in my head for days.


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Why is a cheesy painting of Tony Dorsett on a RedState post about Obama?

like this...A group of Indians on the NE side of Chicago..
They make huge money off the AA community, specifically the AA religious groups.

It's darn near a SNL skit...they only sell to, and you must transport yourself. Picture Ced the Entertainer walking around a shop telling an older Indain man, "I'll take 24 Pac on the cross, 15 Black Moses, 25 Last Supper..." and the Indian man screams out each item and people scurry to fill the order.

I Sh*t you not....

" Got to love the Lord for making things like that."
Morally Compromised

and more gaudy, I'd almost be reminded of the other King on black velvet with the diamond-studded E(lvis) on the belt buckle.

With all the symbolism crammed into one painting, I suppose it would have been overkill to portray people standing up out of their wheelchairs and casting off their crutches as they run towards the light that is Obaba. But then, who would need government health care?

In taking in the total awesomeness of this painting, somehow I feel certain OHB could heal anyone of infirmities with just a brief and steady gaze upon them. Say Amen.

He toucheth the mountain - and it smokes

"Please sir, I'll pass on the holy water sprinkler."

on Ebay. I can't place the bridge, and I'm ashamed to admit I tried. guess is that it's the I-35W Mississippi River bridge in Minneapolis.

"We want great men who, when fortune frowns, will not be discouraged." - Colonel Henry Knox

the Bay bridge in San Fran on the right, and the lower Mahattan skyline on the left. Thus, the Colossus unites America, as seen from a Canadian perspective. Oh, yeah... flyover country is somewhere under the white stuff.

Excuse my unPCness, but that is SOOO queer!

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...that kind of language here in the future, please.

The Fuzzy Puppy of the VRWC. I've been usurped!

and you would not believe the amount of tail I pull when I wear it. That's change I can believe in.

The roadside black velvet painting may revive. It'll make gas money for somebody.

I'm stuck here for another two months. Grew up here, but I've had it. Me, wife and daughter are getting away from here and relocating to Oklahoma where her parents - and sanity - reside. Say what you want about OK, but that picture signifies everything that is wrong (and getting worse) about the City of Roses.

I-5 bridge to Portland. It's the Columbia River. The weekly is a local hippie/indie rag full of musings like one writer fantasizing about a threesome with Brad Pitt and BO in the issue of which this illustration graces the cover.

I work near the tall, pointy building in the background. But only for two more months!

Awww, don't be so mean to "Seattle Jr." as us Washingtonians call it. :)

"I will look for people in the cast of John Roberts, Samuel Alito, and my friend the late William Rehnquist – jurists of the highest caliber who know their own minds, and know the law, and know the difference." - John McCain

It's a good place to live, although the summer heat may take some getting used to if you are from the NW... And the same with the winter cold... And get used to watching weather radar in the spring... But it makes life interesting!

May I ask if you are going to reside in one of the two metros or out in the hinterlands?

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
-- H. H. Williams

We spent a little over a month in Oklahoma in the early summer a couple years back. At this point, I'll gladly take cold winters and hot summers and thunderstorms over the dreary, endlessly gloomy clouds and constant rain and wet that persists in OR and WA from Sep/Oct through May (of this year, anyhow).

Nobody's talking about Al Gore or Global Warming anymore, even up here. They'll just shift their attention to some other imagined crisis and no one will ever hold him and his groupies accountable for their lies and skewed statistics.

We'll be in the northern burbs of OKC initially and just see how it goes from there.

I think I made mistake in my initial comment. The bridge looks like it's probably the Hawthorne and BO is walking across the Willamette River.

people with one bottle of grape soda and two snack-sized bags of salt-&-vinegar potato chips.

"The most dangerous form in which oppression can overshadow a community is that of popular sway" -James Fenimore Cooper

will be first in line.

Warch out, goldenflake.

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