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Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

It's Friday, which means it's time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture:


The teleprompter is seen at the back of the East Room of the White House following the signing ceremony for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Oct. 28, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)


Winners will be announced Monday morning.


Update: Winners announced. Click the link to read the winning entries. The contest is now closed.


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Room full of empty people!<... (Below threshold)
Steve:

Room full of empty people!

The annual "Objective Main ... (Below threshold)
FormerHostage:

The annual "Objective Main Stream Journalist" convention.

The newly designed Teleprom... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

The newly designed Teleprompter commemorative stamp made it's debut this week.

Madame Tussauds' latest dis... (Below threshold)
FormerHostage:

Madame Tussauds' latest display: Great Moderates in History.

I'd like to give a shout ou... (Below threshold)
Tim:

I'd like to give a shout out to my last loyal supporter. Teleprompter, I love you, man.

Mr. Obama approached the po... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Mr. Obama approached the podium at a special meeting of "People with a Brain for the Public Option Symposium"

We now have proof that the ... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:

We now have proof that the White House "certified "press are all officially Obots running on autopilot.

Finally MSM seeing that Pre... (Below threshold)
JAT:

Finally MSM seeing that President Obama is an empty suit declined to attend his morning briefing today.

The overwhelming public sup... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

The overwhelming public support for the Obama-Reed-Pelosi health care bill.

The Empty Suit meets the Em... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

The Empty Suit meets the Empty Chairs.

Speaker Pelosi holds a pres... (Below threshold)
JAT:

Speaker Pelosi holds a press briefing on ObamaCare.

Moan all you want - but you... (Below threshold)
JAT:

Moan all you want - but you have to admit Obama gives good telepromter!

The annual Survivors of Can... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

The annual Survivors of Canadian Healthcare Convention is called to order.

Obama: Members of my admini... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Obama: Members of my administration are so transparent that you can't even see them!

On hearing the latest elect... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

On hearing the latest election results the Blue dogs all bolted from the room.

I see FoxNews was given the... (Below threshold)

I see FoxNews was given the usual invite.

Totus was the last friend "... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Totus was the last friend "The Won" had after everyone else figured out the current mood of the electorate.

Most... transparent... Gove... (Below threshold)

Most... transparent... Government... ever...

Jobs created and/or saved b... (Below threshold)

Jobs created and/or saved by Obama's stimulus package

Media: Sigh. After the Obam... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Media: Sigh. After the Obamaton finishes reading the Obamatron it always leaves us with that empty feeling.

The room had been full thre... (Below threshold)
jim2:

The room had been full three seconds previously, when someone called out, "Look, that's Sarah at the gate, and she has Trig with her."

(five seconds earlier) "Say... (Below threshold)

(five seconds earlier) "Say... Doesn't Helen Thomas look like she has Swine Flu?"

Of all of the things going ... (Below threshold)
IowaRight:

Of all of the things going on behind our backs, the teleprompter is the least of our worries...

The pre-trial get together ... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

The pre-trial get together of Rangel's character witnesses.

This month's attendence of ... (Below threshold)
IowaRight:

This month's attendence of the meeting of the Legislation Reader's Club seems to be the culmination of the recent sharply downward trend...

Welcome to the first annual... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Welcome to the first annual Democrat Supporters of Israel symposium.

The ultimate goal for Obama... (Below threshold)
SShiell:

The ultimate goal for Obama press conferences. What more do you need than the teleprompter!

All the people who really b... (Below threshold)
Spencer:

All the people who really believe that Tuesdays Election was a win for the Democrats.

The Obama brain trust meeti... (Below threshold)

The Obama brain trust meeting began calmly.

Everything's running smooth... (Below threshold)
Son of a Pig and a Monkey:

Everything's running smoothly.

/Hal 9000

This official White House p... (Below threshold)
epador:

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Hmmm. No Problem Here I think.

I told you not to pu... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

I told you not to pull Helen Thomas' finger!

All the Obama Administratio... (Below threshold)

All the Obama Administration appointees that are paid up on their taxes.

"I would like to accept thi... (Below threshold)

"I would like to accept this Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of all those I've helped, that have joined us here today."

Teleprompter: Please do no ... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Teleprompter: Please do no attempt to adjust your television set. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical...

Lawyers that support the Go... (Below threshold)

Lawyers that support the Government doing for Legal care what Obama wants to do for Healthcare.

The poling sample of people... (Below threshold)

The poling sample of people that the MSM uses for data about the president.

TOTUS- deep in thought</... (Below threshold)

TOTUS- deep in thought "hmm, I knew Obama would use me, lose me and toss me away"."

The lights are on but nobod... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

The lights are on but nobody's home. Yep, it's the Obama Administration alright.

A good time to rearrange th... (Below threshold)
tomg51:

A good time to rearrange the chairs on the HMS Obama

Although the Obama Administ... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Although the Obama Administration often seems to flounder, we now have proof that at least the teleprompter is constantly on 'high alert'.

Obama's worst nightmare-the... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

Obama's worst nightmare-the teleprompter is hard to see and the adoring throngs are no where to be seen.

They come not to pra... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

They come not to praise Healthcare ....

President Obama about to sp... (Below threshold)
billburz:

President Obama about to speak to the 'approved' legitimate news reporters!

When you don't use real ... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

When you don't use real facts,
who needs real reporters?

I'd like to give a shout ou... (Below threshold)
fustian:

I'd like to give a shout out to all my Muslim brothers in the Armed Forces...

Where are the adults?... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Where are the adults?

Todays photo op for Obama t... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Todays photo op for Obama to discuss and trivialize the tragedy at Fort Hood was postponed when they couldn't find a SINGLE soldier that would attend.

She was hoping to impress h... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

She was hoping to impress him with having memorized all his past speeches. Her most appealing feature was her high definition. Some at Best Buy said she had it all for being simply a floor model. But alas, no one told her the news conference had been cancelled. Another chance in her hope of catching the attention of the TOTUS had ended in disappointment.

After the speech Obama retu... (Below threshold)
fustian:

After the speech Obama returned to his UFO floating above Washington.

Fear not, Mr. President, we... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Fear not, Mr. President, we can just photoshop in a packed room of adoring reporters.

Jay Leno is not the only on... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

Jay Leno is not the only one with bad numbers...

Obama is leaning less and l... (Below threshold)
IowaRight:

Obama is leaning less and less on the teleprompter, He is feeling more confident in his abilities as an "off the cuff" speaker everyday. He has begun sprinkling in little snippets of everyday life, his daughter's test grades for example. He is hoping to work in a couple of cute little anecdotes about Michelle's flatulence and his Mother in Law's Mustache Bleaching in today's address...

Everyone cleared out to wat... (Below threshold)
fustian:

Everyone cleared out to watch Michelle hula hooping on the front lawn.

Hoola Hoops & Light Sabres ... (Below threshold)
twolaneflash:

Hoola Hoops & Light Sabres on teh White House lawn!

OB's focus group!... (Below threshold)
pibill:

OB's focus group!

The triumphant celebration ... (Below threshold)
fustian:

The triumphant celebration of Obama's Election 2009 staff as election results come in...

Fustian, do you stare at go... (Below threshold)
twolaneflash:

Fustian, do you stare at goats, too? Funny we thought of the same image.

Waiting for Godot--... (Below threshold)
pibill:

Waiting for Godot--

We all know the real reason... (Below threshold)
fustian:

We all know the real reason no one is there.

Racism...

twolaneflash: I'm in your m... (Below threshold)
fustian:

twolaneflash: I'm in your mind stealing your captions...

From Obama, no news is good... (Below threshold)
twolaneflash:

From Obama, no news is good news.

In what must have been a bi... (Below threshold)
fustian:

In what must have been a big surprise to the mainstream press, the economic policies they championed have unfortunately managed to put them all of of business.

No one was available to comment.

The Obama Public Address Th... (Below threshold)
IowaRight:

The Obama Public Address Theorem:

"Obama's ability to address a crowd of any given size is in direct proportion to the diagonal measurement of the available teleprompter screen....."


If a speech is given in a e... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

If a speech is given in a emtpy room and nobody is there to hear it, can you still be quoted out of context later?

The opening scene from the ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

The opening scene from the new movie - Matrix the beginning.

What is the sound of one te... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

What is the sound of one teleprompter clapping?

Teleprompter, singing- "I w... (Below threshold)
Dave:

Teleprompter, singing- "I won I said/to no one there/and no one heard at all/not even the chairs"

The White House invitation ... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

The White House invitation read "adults only."

Here is the meeting room wh... (Below threshold)
Bill Shives:

Here is the meeting room where Barbra Boxer scheduled a meeting with the republicans to discuss their opposition to the cap and trade legislation. The meeting was scheduled for 9 o'clock. It is now 9:30 and as you can see neither barbra or the republicans were interested in talking to each other regarding the Bill.

"After the formal briefing ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

"After the formal briefing all of you are welcome to stay for Vice President Biden's comments........."

Supporters of Obamacare gat... (Below threshold)
Jeff Medcalf:

Supporters of Obamacare gather at the White House Friday.

The President, standing at ... (Below threshold)
Jeff Medcalf:

The President, standing at the back of the room, prepares to address those whose jobs the stimulus package has created or saved.

Honest Journalists Gather f... (Below threshold)

Honest Journalists Gather for Press Conference at White House

Please remain seated to rec... (Below threshold)
Prairie:

Please remain seated to receive your swine flu shot.

This room was reserved for ... (Below threshold)

This room was reserved for those who read HR3200 or HR3962.

All those Democrats who vot... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

All those Democrats who voted for the Stimulus Bill, show up for a congratulatory meeting on the bills success in keeping unemployment below 8%.

Pelosi is late to the rally... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Pelosi is late to the rally of all those who favor her health care plan.

Obama throws a hissy fit af... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Obama throws a hissy fit after getting resistance on his health care plan and states "Well fine, if you dont like my health care plan than just leave"

"Gibbsy.....make sure there... (Below threshold)
grizzlybare:

"Gibbsy.....make sure there's a whoopie cushion
on the FoxNews chair before we call them all
in."

At that moment, Charles Joh... (Below threshold)

At that moment, Charles Johnson realized that he had used his ban hammer a little too often.

The "Wizbang Trolls Who Are... (Below threshold)

The "Wizbang Trolls Who Are Actually More Intelligent Than Mr. Ducky" convention was off to a rousing start.

Here's a photo of some of t... (Below threshold)

Here's a photo of some of the Obama voters registered by ACORN in Chicago.

"Great idea, Valerie!.....p... (Below threshold)
grizzlybare:

"Great idea, Valerie!.....picking our next
czar playing 'Musical Chairs'. You're one
smart mamma jamma."

"Obama....party of one?"</p... (Below threshold)
VagaBond:

"Obama....party of one?"

Someone just sneezed!... (Below threshold)
SILVER BULLET:

Someone just sneezed!

Good Morning and welcome to... (Below threshold)
Michael Pate:

Good Morning and welcome to all the duly elected 2010 democratic House Representatives.

The White House Press Corp ... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

The White House Press Corp hard at work at today's daily press briefing.

I invited you Blue Dogs her... (Below threshold)
ChiefMinion:

I invited you Blue Dogs here today to ask for your support...

The crack staff of MSM fact... (Below threshold)

The crack staff of MSM fact-checkers were all hard at work.

Conservatives For Obama. Mc... (Below threshold)
Hodink:

Conservatives For Obama. McCain ~ Absent. Palin ~ Absent. Jindal ~ Absent. DeMint ~ Absent. Sanford ~ Uh, he's in Buenos Aires. Gingrich ~ Absent. Lieberman ~

Hmmm... and I thought the I... (Below threshold)
Rob:

Hmmm... and I thought the IQ admissions test would only screen out Fox News.

For reasons President Obama... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

For reasons President Obama could not understand, his Chicago Cubs World Series watch party had a very low turnout...

"And I'd like to give a sho... (Below threshold)
geo Author Profile Page:

"And I'd like to give a shout out to...."

"I'd like to call the meeti... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

"I'd like to call the meeting of 'People-who-are-still-happy-they-voted-for-Obama' to order."

The Emperor's New Constitue... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

The Emperor's New Constituents

The Nancy Pelosi fan club w... (Below threshold)
Bob:

The Nancy Pelosi fan club will now come to order.

Build a better (government ... (Below threshold)
Bob:

Build a better (government run) health care plan and people will flock to it.

Existential wish: If a tele... (Below threshold)
al:

Existential wish: If a teleprompter prompts in an empty room and the President isn't there to read it, does Obama really exist?

YOU LIE!... (Below threshold)
Red Zone:

YOU LIE!

President Teleprompter give... (Below threshold)

President Teleprompter gives an address to the best and brightest reporters now that Fox News has been removed from the press pool.

The combined audience of th... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

The combined audience of the "real news networks" of MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC attend a focus group session.

TOTUS realizes he needs nei... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

TOTUS realizes he needs neither the mouthpiece nor the audience to deliver his message.

There is a chair available ... (Below threshold)
Ed Schuster:

There is a chair available for everyone that's been thrown under the bus.

The Fort Hood shooting vict... (Below threshold)
jim m:

The Fort Hood shooting victims were unavailable for Obama's address on how he supports our troops.

"One empty suit speaks to t... (Below threshold)

"One empty suit speaks to the rest about the non-existent jobs which he has created or saved."

Walter Cronkite reporting..... (Below threshold)
RadiCalMan:

Walter Cronkite reporting...

In continuing news today, President No Bama signs the new "Virtually No Employment For All Bill" in a room full of virtual press reporters. The President said, "The best thing about virtually no employment was it made it so easy for him to read from the TelePrompTer." ...

"I don't want anybody to th... (Below threshold)

"I don't want anybody to think that I'm just talking to a bunch of plants!"

Obama prepares to address t... (Below threshold)

Obama prepares to address the Fern Relations Council.

Am I to understand he requi... (Below threshold)
Jer:

Am I to understand he required a teleprompter to sign his name?

"Good evening, chairs, podi... (Below threshold)

"Good evening, chairs, podium. The time has come to rise up against our human overlords. And as Teleprompter of the United States, I will lead you in this struggle."

Yes, Mr. Chairman, I would ... (Below threshold)

Yes, Mr. Chairman, I would love to table that motion, but did anybody here think to bring a table? No.

"...But first, as podium, l... (Below threshold)

"...But first, as podium, let me give a shoutout to my good friend Teleprompter in the back there!"

It's lonely at the top...</... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

It's lonely at the top...

Audience of eager listeners... (Below threshold)
John Schau:

Audience of eager listeners to Barbara Boxer speech.

I can clear a room in only ... (Below threshold)

I can clear a room in only 4 words:

Helen Thomas pole dance.

Did someone scream fire?</p... (Below threshold)
chuck siggio:

Did someone scream fire?

If a poll falls in the Whit... (Below threshold)

If a poll falls in the Whitehouse, and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound?

TOTUS realizes he needs ... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

TOTUS realizes he needs neither the mouthpiece nor the audience to deliver his message.

The press realises they need not bother to actually SHOW UP to "report the news".

Dress rehearsal.... (Below threshold)
Teresa in Fort Worth, TX:

Dress rehearsal.

The Palestinian peacemaking... (Below threshold)
914:

The Palestinian peacemaking delegation arrives in D.C.

Jeremiah' A... (Below threshold)
914:

Jeremiah'

A love story

The press corp held ... (Below threshold)
914:


The press corp held a closed door vote to discuss further closed door vote protocol.

Empty suit preaching to the... (Below threshold)

Empty suit preaching to the Choir

"Bueller.... Bueller....... (Below threshold)

"Bueller.... Bueller.... Bueller...."

Setup for the next Asshats ... (Below threshold)
Mo:

Setup for the next Asshats for Obama Convention.

Update: <... (Below threshold)
Kevin Author Profile Page:

Update: Winners announced. Click the link to read the winning entries. The contest is now closed.




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