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  •  Obama shooting (0+ / 0-)

    First off, my bona fides. I am beyond liberal, I am a democratic socialist. I live in the northern Wisconsin forest, where I hunt and target shoot. Now, about President Obama. If he actually took part in the sport he wouldn't say "we do skeet shooting". He'd say "we shoot skeet". Furthermore, that is absolutely a posed picture. He shows no signs of following a moving target. Clay pigeons are targeted while in flight. There is no way it would be a level, dead-front shot. Besides, he strikes me as more of a golfer than a shooter.

    •  Agreed, but so what.? (4+ / 0-)
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      I qualified as sharpshooter, with M-1 carbine, and M-16, and qualified with .38 pistol, while in the USAF.  I've tried to shoot skeet a couple of times, and have shot a shotgun many times (some at level stationary objects).  I can't hit skeet for anything.  We know for a fact that the president plays basketball often and is good at it.  We know he's not so good at bowling and probably not at skeet shooting.  Golf is unknown.  Can we move along now?

    •  Sometimes I play skee ball (1+ / 0-)
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      Like, when I'm at the shore, and I feel like dumping a quarter in and playing. It's fun and decidedly un-serious.

      Kind of like shooting little clay pigeons.

      I don't know what the serious skee-ballers call it. Nor do I care.

    •  secret languages of the upper crust! (0+ / 0-)
      If he actually took part in the sport he wouldn't say "we do skeet shooting". He'd say "we shoot skeet".
      sounds like medieval times, where the nobility had restricted pastimes like falconry and hunting and using heraldry, all of which developed extremely esoteric "specialty" terms, which you could never really learn completely, unless you were born into that class. So... if you were trying to pass yourself off as high-born you could betray yourself by not using the proper specialty terms!

      "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

      by chimene on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:24:41 PM PST

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