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Saturday, 22 May 2010

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if you close one eye and look really, really close...

Earlier today, NASA released new photographs of the ever changing, swirling, widening Gulf oil spill which appear to show the face of The Obama amid the goo that is destroying local ecosystems.

This is not the first reporting of the face of The Obama appearing in unexpected places. These sightings are usually followed by miraculous events, as when, days before passage of ObamaCare, the statue plinth of Abraham in the Lincoln Memorial was found to befouled by birds, the substance forming a poo pattern reminiscent of the face of The Obama.

Another instance involved more humble 'miracles' when a Texas woman discovered the face of The Obama on a toasted cheese sandwich just over a year ago.

Some international church leaders are wary of taking of stance, but the Vatican has already sent investigators to the site.

Numerous representatives of the Southern Baptist Coalition were available for comment, some after only briefly scanning the photographs. None deny the striking resemblence between a particularly odd patch, right of center in the tarry muck, to the face of the president. Local Catholics are already believers, in anticipation of Vatican recognition of this as a genuine miracle.

"It's all there: the jug-ears, the puppy-dog eyes, the broad grin so visible during elections but now rarely seen," said Rosa Rosales, illegal immigrant and worker who lives less than two miles from an affected shoreline, after studying the NASA photographs on her lunch break as underpaid maid.

"It's him, all right," insists Miss Rosales, who returned to her mop and broom and found a post-it offering a salary increase from $1 a day to $3, though no offer of assistance in attaining legal status alongwith rights to less demanding work and fair wages.

Still, Ms Rosales is hopeful.

"If The Obama can do this much in one day, imagine what he could do with six!"

Twitter is atweet with speculation and Facebook can't keep up with the postings, currently notifying bloggers of a two hour delay going live once they hit 'submit'.

The main question being asked is not whether it is face of The Obama, but why...and what it may mean for believers and those whose lives have been wrecked, or lost, by the BP disaster and oil industry PR fiasco.

Pilgrims, press, pretzel-vendors and nearly half the recently unemployed are starting out from across North America in RVs, pickups, busses and the occasional Hummer, all headed toward the Gulf to view this miracle for themselves.

Vendors are making arrangements and setting up shopstands to market products to the faithful: vials of 'holy oil', talismans made from bone of fish killed in the gooey aftermath of last month's oil disaster and other relics.

Local family-owned motels are already turning off their dusty VACANCY signs and readying long-unused rooms.

"Mother and I are happy to see business finally coming back to the area, " said one local motelier.

"The Bates Motel is, as always, committed to offering full and courteous service, including amenities like sandwiches, exciting showers, free continental breakfast and daily shuttle busses to the coastline."

The White House had no official comment on the controversial NASA photographs but insider speculation runs rife: Obama himself may visit the disaster site...possibly even okaying a bit of government cleanup money.

Any capping and cleanup, from whatever source, would seem long overdue, as well as virtually... miraculous.

To book a room at Bates near the coastline, call 555-1212 or visit their website, www.aboysbestfriend.con.

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