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NY cartoon appears to link Obama to dead chimp

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posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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I have two problems with the cartoon. First, there is an unfortunate history of Blacks being compared to apes, monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Even if this comparison was accidental, it shows a lack of sensitivity towards people who would see the cartoon.

Second, it associates the President with being shot and killed. That could be perceived as a subtle threat. I doubt the cartoonist was suggesting that someone should shoot the President, but the suggestion is there. I feel it is never a good idea to link a President and death, even in jest.




posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by chiron613
I have two problems with the cartoon. First, there is an unfortunate history of Blacks being compared to apes, monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Even if this comparison was accidental, it shows a lack of sensitivity towards people who would see the cartoon.

Second, it associates the President with being shot and killed. That could be perceived as a subtle threat. I doubt the cartoonist was suggesting that someone should shoot the President, but the suggestion is there. I feel it is never a good idea to link a President and death, even in jest.


it isnt the president.
thats the point



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 03:11 PM
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Great post "mynares". Liberals, gays, socialists can dish out and spew vitrolic verbal and pictorial slurs, but once they see it come back to them they scream "Hatred" "Racial Slur" "Personal attack"

We conservatives understand and do have the facts to back up what we say!
Good Job
Trust Me I'm a Salesman



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 05:03 PM
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naw man dis aint cool da way they potraying obama as some freakin chimp dat was attakin people in wherever dat was anyway his stimuless plan seem like it waz gonna work till dumb repulbicans done mess it up



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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Let's see, if you use the most powerful web search engine and ask for
racists cartoons-Jeff Danzinger-Sec of State Condelezza Rice, you will find two(2) of the most offensive racists cartoons toward President Bush and Ms. Rice.
Isn't it interesting that the very organizations that protested the NYPost cartoon never opened their mouths concerning this past,blantant, overt racist slur against Republican George Bush and his appointed Secretary.

Why? How ugly does it have to get?? If we criticise Obama is it always racist? NO IT IS NOT! If we think Obama & Congressional members acted like a bunch of dumb monkeys, with an infinite amount of money(trillions) typing on an infinite amount of word-processors, creating an infinite amount of spending, on an infinite amount of projects, why can't we make that point? Congress and the President Obama acted like a bunch of dumb monkkeys! And it's your money stupid??? You must pay for this in additional taxes. No-one will be immune, no one.

Shooting the Monkey is the same thing as "Killing the Bill" while in the committee stages of passage.

We will not tolerate this "racial" card everytime we critize this very immature, inept President!
Change, yeah right, just look at all the Clintonites in his administration! Yeah, "Here's you change, chump".
I'm a very conservative independent person, and I'm gona shout about his constant mistakes,screw ups, and erroneous methods. Ditto for the liberal members of Congress,administration appointees, and media.



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 05:29 PM
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What you said...


I am very relieved that the up roar is about a monkey.

I just wouldn't know what to think were it a turkey, or a goose....ostrich?
Especially the turkey... our overlooked national bird.

We the people, are a bunch of turkeys for allowing this nonsense to happen, in the first place, more so for it continuing.

I do think assassination is on the minds of many, and the more that think of it the more likely that it will happen. I do not advocate the murder of an elected official...

suicide, on the other hand...



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 09:53 PM
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Originally posted by YHSBtard
naw man dis aint cool da way they potraying obama as some freakin chimp dat was attakin people in wherever dat was anyway his stimuless plan seem like it waz gonna work till dumb repulbicans done mess it up


This man is on to something.

Third line.




posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 10:04 PM
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...or on something.
Could you please translate for us?



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by Alxandro
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...or on something.
Could you please translate for us?


What my fine young African American is trying to say is, he voted for Obama.



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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I was thinking the same thing. Lol. The cartoon was not an unflattering characterization of black people in my opinion, but that post certainly seemed to be. Just about every stereotype possible was evident in that post.

Edit to add;

And to OKCbtard, my own personal thought was not that that was a fine young African American, but some fine young middle class Caucasian male pretending to be an African American. Having grown up speaking pidgin English myself, I know that most people who speak a pidgin or a Creole language do not really write in it. Your grammar or syntax may betray you here and there, but that was deliberate misspelling and grammar. I guarantee it.



[edit on 23-2-2009 by Illusionsaregrander]



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
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I guarantee it.


Man yo aint no george zimmer talkin bout garanteeing things like that LOL though to being white though I think this du shoul be fired for pulling dis crap.



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 10:37 AM
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Criticism for the Obama Administration has been considerably low compared to years past when The Bush Administration was criticised for not even winning the election before being sworn in. It seems as if everyone is afraid to criticize our gov't now when it has ALWAYS been fair game. Freedom of speech is STILL a right & should not be apologized for. I did not take offense to this after seeing countless emails of Bush singing as a chimp or countless jokes linking Congress to Bailouts. Given that the most popular commericials of 2008 showed Chimps running offices as a push for finding a new job, I say, get off it!!!! This is ridiculous & we need to stop being so sensitive & pulling the race card out. Making people even more aware of race really defeats the purpose of unity & equality does it not? Making this a democrat vs republican thing is also missing the point, yes, dems are the majority, but hey, this bill was a joke & should be discussed a such, if you are offended by that, please run for Congress, you will fit right in.



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by YHSBtard

Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by Alxandro
 


I guarantee it.


Man yo aint no george zimmer talkin bout garanteeing things like that LOL though to being white though I think this du shoul be fired for pulling dis crap.



future president of da unided states right herrrr..



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 10:52 AM
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George Zimmer?
Isn't that the suit guy for the Men's Wearhouse?
..or rather, da menz wearhouz.

This reminds me of the In Living Color skit - Anothu satisfied customa



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 11:25 AM
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I do not see it as racist. I see it as a comment on the intelligence of the people who authored the bill in question. Are we going to pull the race card on everything now?



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 12:09 PM
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Lol, I dont need to be George Zimmer. You are cold busted.

Thread


Originally posted by YHSBtard

Thanks man, it is good to see that there is a welcoming and friendly community here on ATS. Probably not the place to share stories of such events but it is good to find some sort of support where ever you go, you know?


I was born in the morning. It just wasnt yesterday morning.




[edit on 24-2-2009 by Illusionsaregrander]



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 01:18 PM
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Nice investigative work there.

All I can say is we are not gonna fall for the banana in the tail pipe.




posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 12:16 AM
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I am now a representative of the NAACH (NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CHIMPANZEES).
At this point i will have to start filling cease and desist orders Chimpanzees will no longer take this racist behavior. They sore higher on IQ tests 70 % of our government officials. So further denigration of the species will no longer be tolerated!



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 12:49 AM
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A chimp is not a race, it is a species.
But I still support your cause because it's time to fight specism.

Where's Roddy McDowall when you need him?



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 01:08 AM
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Where's Roddy McDowall when you need him?


Or Chuck Heston? Damn apes..........

Only an idiot would assume that the chimp in that cartoon was suppose to be Obama. It's obvious the chimp is Nancy Pelosi.

Besides, comparing that cartoon chimp to Obama is an insult to the achievements of the Chimp-American community. Look at what Chimp-Americans have achieved in the fields of medical science as guinea pigs, in the field of space flight (Maj. Tom- America's first astronaut), and in the field of entertainment (Lancelot Link- Secret Chimp and Reagan's co-star in Bedtime for Bonzo). Compare that to Obama's flimsy resume as a "community organizer".

I hereby demand a public apology from the Rev. Al Sharpton.



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