Obama Joker Poster Popping Up In Los Angeles

Photo of Noel Sheppard.

Have you seen this poster?

Apparently, it's beginning to appear in odd places in Los Angeles, but nobody seems to know who's responsible for it.

Radio host Tammy Bruce posted some pictures of this odd creation at her blog Saturday morning (h/t Pamela Geller) leading me to investigate further. 

At this point, all I could find on the subject was an April 25 article from Bedlam Magazine: 

A poster of Barack Obama in Heath Ledger-style Joker make-up with the legend 'Socialism' beneath it has been popping up recently on surfaces around L.A. It does not appear to be in the same category as the many benign take-offs on the Shepard Fairey 'Hope' poster, such as the one by Australian James Lillis (more of a straightforward spoof that merely substituted a Shepardized image of Heath Ledger as Joker on the Obama poster).  

Here are Tammy's snaps:

Makes you wonder who's behind this.

*****Update: A version of this poster showed up in Atlanta (h/t NBer SUPERLEONE).

Update. Since this story went viral, the media have expressed much outrage over the Obama joker posters, something they did not do back when a Joker illustration was made about then-president George W. Bush by elitist liberal magazine Vanity Fair.

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about to drive across town .. will be on the lookout for

That's too good. About to drive across town .. will be on the lookout for it.

(;~> gary

I want one!

My bulletin board needs a cheer

2010: A GOP Hill

T-shirts....

I just ordered a tshirt on the web, says,"Somewhere in Kenya a Village is missing their Idiot".....Good time to go into the slogan biz.........

New Stamp?

The new $3 stamp art?

 

Safe? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course He isn’t safe, but He’s good.

-C S Lewis (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe)

LOL it'll be on all my mail

LOL it'll be on all my mail

I'd buy the

I'd buy the T-shirt.

 

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. - Groucho

'Robin' Peter to Pay Paul ...

Or ... how to go from boy wonder to joker in six months.

metaphorsbwithu

EXCELLENT!!!

This comment comes from a proud Tea Party attendee, otherwise designated by Homeland Security as a Domestic Right Wing Terrorist!     It is no dishonor to be in a minority in the cause of liberty and virtue ~ Sam Adams

Good one.

May I steal that?

" if Republicans are able to stop Barack Obama on health care, 'it will be his Waterloo, it will break him....-Sen. Jim DeMint

SuperCon ...

Thanks!

Well, it would be nice to be credited first. ;-)

metaphorsbwithu

Dang!!    Another

Dang!!

   Another million dollar idea that I didnt think of first!! lol

Socialism

Why So Stimulus?

ecarlwhite, Now that was

ecarlwhite,

Now that was funny.

Hmm, that's the kind of

Hmm, that's the kind of thing that could take hold, and start popping up all over the country. I'd do my part if I knew how to get hold of some posters.

Carolina?

Maybe they'll try to pin this one on the poor guy at the Carolina Mills Mall that had his kiosk lease pulled by lefty loving Simon Properties for displaying "conservative" materials that "offended" some shoppers.

Yea

I smell a hate crime to boot. 

 

My Gov. thinks I am dangerous, so be careful

"Television is a freak show" Bernie Goldberg

Your probably right on that

Your probably right on that one....the artist should just come forward I guess, go have a beer at the white house and "take it to the next step" so the healing can begin

Not so fast.

The artist has to act "stupidly" first.  I think he's a genius.

gc, right you are.

Holder will let out as many camel-washing, America-hating terrorists as need be to make room for the "subversive" who came up with this poster, along with his parents, and his extended family, too.

Of course, the caveat here is, if the artist turns out to be non-white, will Holder still charge them with a "hate" crime?

After all, Holder did recently say that only whites are capable of committing "hate" crimes.

Suppose it turns out to be a Hispanic liquor store owner? 

-Dave

Damn, I'm just sorry I didn't think of it first

LOL-Of course, I have been busying myself working to come up with a suitable Photoshop job encompassing OBAMALENINHITLERSTALINMAOHOCASTROCHAVEZAKHEMEDINNADINNERJACET 

so much so that I just never quite got around to it. 

Back to the old drawing board, I guess.

-Dave

Be sure to share the end result of your project with us ;-)

This comment comes from a proud Tea Party attendee, otherwise designated by Homeland Security as a Domestic Right Wing Terrorist!     It is no dishonor to be in a minority in the cause of liberty and virtue ~ Sam Adams

Oops, I forgot Zelaya

So many dictators, so little space.

-Dave

Triumvirate

That would make a great third option to go with my Reagan Conservative and "The Dude" t-shirts! I want one!

Move over Che

Replace Che Guevara with Teh Jokera and you've got a new t-shirt.

Che-Ching

 

The new $3 buck piece. 

The new $3 buck piece.  With inflattion, it may buy an item off the value menu

Bamster as Joker

I thought this was an original thought until I searched a bit:

http://www.zazzle.com/joker+obama+gifts

Likely from the line "clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right". Sounds like something we might have said last October. I still say we would have been light years better off with the clown.

slick,

Wasn't that a line from a mid-eighties (as in Trevor Rabin era) Yes song?

Or am I missing something?

LOL-I usually am.

-Dave

Re Line

Yep, Stealer's Wheel, Stuck in the middle with you

Somewhere else I read that the poster has a website address in the top right corner, but illegible perhaps on purpose.

Others claiming this is racist. You knew that would be the first reaction of the Obamanistas.

Nice artwork

You didn't see much of this with the last president- I guess the nuance of progressive artwork just spawns creativity. I've done two, though in a much different style.

What really surprises me

What really surprises me about this, is it showing up in L.A.

You’ve got that right. 

You’ve got that right.  I’m only used to seeing that sort of artwork with a Bush or Reagan theme in or near California coastal cities…. never a liberal.  (We need a Pelosi poster on one of the Bay Bridge on-ramps.)

Re liberal

Yep, when I look at that I can't help thinking that a liberal-type did it. I know it's sort of profiling, but artsy types are just always democratics. Republicans tend to be left-brain thinkers.

I dont know Slick

I am an artsy type, a woodworker. And I like to think of it as art.

 

 My Gov. thinks I am dangerous, so be careful

"Television is a freak show" Bernie Goldberg

Re Artsy

Woodworking is one of my many hobbies, and yes, there's some artistry in it, but it's just not the same. Compare the crowd that hangs out in your Woodworker's Supply store or whatever you have there, with the ones in the art supply store for example. No comparison.

Some people can find art in something like computer programming too, but again it's not the same. A friend of mine scupts figures from wood. I tried to get him to explain to me how to do it because one might think it an easy transition for someone like me. All he could say is that he simply removes the wood that is not part of what he visualizes. My brain just doesn't work that way.

I agree...

I'm a woodworker also, but I don't like to think of it as art.  Art, to me, has no other use than itself.  Therefore, I think of most liberals as art.  They're pretty useless but sometimes fun to watch/look at.

Why sir... I resent the

Why sir... I resent the implication. I am am a conservative whole brain thinker who happens to be a polemicist and an artiste!

My former business partner in advertising, (Art Director to my copywriter) was somewhat to the right of Atilla -- and he was even artier than moi.

Thanks Barack: from post-racial to most-racial in just six months!

And we

And we Americans.......

http://2.bp.blogspot...

"I just like to watch things burn"

I'm not a devotee of Heath Ledger's Joker, but I have thought of that line when I watch Pelosi/Frank/Shumer actively and deliberately trying to destroy our freedom and prosperity.  It makes no sense, unless they just like to watch things burn.

If you blow up the jpg in

If you blow up the jpg in the upper left corner is a date of October 22, 2008.  There is a url in the upper right, but can't make it out. Interesting, it has actually been around for awhile. But now going viral :-)

"Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink."  P.J.O'Rourke

Sighted in Seattle

Here too in sort of out of the way places and quickly vandalized.

 Word is that it's something from the "Conservative Resistance Party" (CRP) but nothing much on who may be a part of that.

The liberals have already

The liberals have already prepared for this.  They will deem the sign "racist" and in violation of one of their "hate crimes" bills.  The person responsible for the sign will be imprisoned.  

LOL I did the ultimate taboo

LOL I did the ultimate taboo and wrote my response before reading the entire thread of responses; looks like others already agree that a hate-crime violation is inevitable :)

The Signal! The Signal!

It's time for the Dark Knight to rise! Bust some asses. Restore order. Save the day.

2010: A GOP Hill

THE SUMMER

How Messiah and Rahm Emanuel must hate the summer break - think about it, these maniacs have been going full force unstopped since January and now the "representatives" head home and hopefully hauled to the woodshed.

 

I hope these posters go viral throughout the Nation! 

South Park Republicians?

I sense Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hands in this lol

Setting Fire to Money

And like the movie Joker, Obajoker also has set fire to money like in the Porkopulos package in which almost $800 billion was burned and achieved nothing.

Atlas bugs the Obamas

Follow through the link to Pam Geller's blog Atlas Shrugs --

She is so pissed off at the continuing Democrat Media Complex's coordinated smears against Palin, she has decided to ask the Obama questions, such as why Pakistan 1981? Was it Jihad or Drugs?

There are the racy phots of his mom, allegedly taken by her (and his) Commie Mentor Frank Marshall Davis.

The satate controlled media has no interest this. They prefer to plant fake stories from proven liar bloggers about the Palin "divorce" that isn't.

Thanks Barack: from post-racial to most-racial in just six months!

Thanks

Thanks for that link Jack.

"What a revoltin' development this is!"

Chester Riley

Those racy photos: who knew Eddie Munster had boobs?

Those racy photos: who knew Eddie Munster had boobs?

Please, please

post a spew alert next time, SOL.  I hope the keyboard is not permanently damaged. 

The Joker: Introduce a

The Joker: Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It's fair!
Batman: The Dark Knight, 2008.

So the flick was a parable about Obama after all. That's why it never won the best picture Oscar!

Thanks Barack: from post-racial to most-racial in just six months!

It was the Joker who said

It was the Joker who said Gotham deserves a better class of criminal.

http://www.fancast.c...

Whoever did the poster was is a friggin genious, he captured the essense of the community activist Obama plans for the US. 

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, starving the poor one gallon of ethanol at a time. Fill your tank with E85 and cull a village.

gimme, gimme

Hou much for 100 copies of each one?

 

Call your cable or satellite company and demand that they remove CNN, MSNBC, and MTV from your entertainment package.  Stop subsidizing the liberal left.  

Money!

I can understand the artist wanting to remain unknown; the Obama thugs deal with their enemies without mercy and they will use the justice system shamelessly. On the other hand, if some poster company starts printing them and selling in quantity, that artist may pop up somewhere.

Right On

Nails the Bamster. A scary evil clown.

Looks like the new

obama hallween face masks have been designed and will be ready for October, maybe sooner for some of the LA bank robbers.

"No Recovery until Nobama!!!!!" me and at least 59,934,786 other Americans.

Remember when those OJ

Remember when those OJ halloween masks were called 'racist'?

The Joker

The Joker money quote "You have all these rules and you think they'll  save you"

We have a constitution we sure hope it will save us.

 

 

 

 

The Gang Sign in the Photo

It's interesting it's covering some gang sign spray paint....so whoever covered up the gang sign might recognize the gang who put up the gang graffitti as belonging to Obama's Gang supporters?

 

 

              

                      Brilliant! I gotta get some of these for the next TEA party. Maybe a couple with the czars on it. Or Pelosi. Naw, it would make her look better......

I got

I got to get that poster!!!!!

Print One!

If you really really want it, you could take the big jpg, put it on a CD, and take it to a Kinko's where they have big printers. They do a booming business during large protests.

Nice

They could make a million dollars from the t-shirts.  But at a 60-95% tax rate, it won't matter much.

Makes you wonder who's

Makes you wonder who's behind this.

Why Bush, Cheney and Rove of course...from an undisclosed location.

Doubling down on stupid is not a particularly good idea. ~Andrew Breitbart

Love it, bt!!

This comment comes from a proud Tea Party attendee, otherwise designated by Homeland Security as a Domestic Right Wing Terrorist!     It is no dishonor to be in a minority in the cause of liberty and virtue ~ Sam Adams

Dead to rights!

I like this poster A LOT!  Call 'em like ya see 'em, I say. 

Awesome! I think we

Awesome!

I think we should start writing an 0 with a slash through it denoting "zero", "null set", "empty set", "Nobama", all-inclusive wherever we can.

Kind of like the "V" in World War II occupied Europe.

One of the 34% who thinks George W. Bush was a great President. One of the 61% who wants to bring back the stock and pillory (yep...approval for Congress now at 39%...do you believe that!?).

I want one, too! This

I want one, too! This reminds me a bit of West L.A. just before or during the OJ trial. I was living there and working 4 doors down from Mezzaluna Restaurant where Ron Goldman (whom I knew slightly) worked. At some point all over San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood, handwritten signs saying "GUILTY!" popped up attached to parking meters, etc. I sure wish I had taken pics.

L.A. is a land of socialists but it only takes a few subversives to disrupt things. I hope the non-statist subversives in L.A. and around the country start a real guerilla campaign against President Stupidly. This is just plain cool.