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Old 02-18-2009, 10:10 PM #1
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Obama the monkey



For those who might not get it: The other day, I think it was in Connecticut, the police had to shoot a pet monkey who had gone wild and injured its owner's friend.

"Monkey" is an international derrogitory slang term for people of African decent. In Europe, racist football fans are known to throw bananas at African players.


Even if it is totally inadvertent, which I don't believe, this cartoon is still racist. It also depicts the shooting of our president. What is not to be mad at here?
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:17 PM #2
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Would it have made you feel as outraged if it had been a saltine or a whip in place of the chimp?
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:18 PM #3
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I'll have to analyze it closer to see if it means that, but from my first observations I would have to agree.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:19 PM #4
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1. You misenterpreted the comic. The monkey is being compared to congress, not the president.
2. Whats the point?
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:22 PM #5
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I honestly don't care, the man needs to get shot over the incompetence and sheer irresponsibility in regards to that 800 billion dollar piece of crap.
Disgusting.

New low accomplished. Congratulations ST: P
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:26 PM #6
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It could also be a play on "so easy a trained monkey could do it" line.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:27 PM #7
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You do realize that members of Congress wrote the bill, write?
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You do realize that members of Congress wrote the bill, write?
Right or write?
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Where do you people get these sweet glasses? You know those glasses that allow you to see racism in everything. I want a pair.
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You do realize that members of Congress wrote the bill, write?
Okay, I'll indulge you.

Then this cartoon is implying that the monkey is the whole of congress, or congressmen. The cartoon is saying that congress should be shot? I don't know, that's still horrid. Political cartoons are supposed to be funny. Glorifying death is not funny.
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Where do you people get these sweet glasses? You know those glasses that allow you to see racism in everything. I want a pair.
I've made my case for racism.

Either tell me why it's not racist or admit it's racist.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:33 PM #12
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Dude, give it up.
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"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. "

Tell me why I am wrong or do not tell me to stop talking. I will not be scared into being quiet.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:35 PM #14
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I've made my case for racism.

Either tell me why it's not racist or admit it's racist.
The government is referred to "A bunch of trained monkeys" all the time. Or perhaps the creator is harking on the Infinite monkey theorem used by theoretical physicists.
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Because congress wrote the bill, not the president.

Now shutup.
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Or perhaps the creator is harking on the Infinite monkey theorem used my theoretical physicists.
That must be it!
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Where do you people get these sweet glasses? You know those glasses that allow you to see racism in everything. I want a pair.
You might want to check out this new Al Sharpton CD called Guilt Trip, too.
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As I said, I indulged that idea. I asked why it's okay to glorify the shooting death of congressmen, or anyone for that matter.
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Its not doing this, christ whats so hard to understand?
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The fact of the matter is that congress WROTE the bill and therefore for them to shoot a monkey and say they need to find someone else to write the next one, that is directly implying that the monkey represents the monkeys or typists who put it all together. The term "monkey" is often used to refer to the people who do all the work ie writing. "Monkey's with typewriters" is an old saying which should help explain this.

It's quite a comical comic if you understand it.

Now, take off those mystical racism goggles of yours and cool it.

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Old 02-18-2009, 10:40 PM #21
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You're officially a *******. Always trying to pull race into something. Obama doesn't write the Bills,Congress does,so it obviously reflecting them. Congress is a barrel full of monkeys so I get the monkey reference. The monkey represents "Its so easy a monkey could do it..." Honestly regular small talk took this better than you.
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