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other races are made fun of just as much!
they are just sooooo touchy!
yes, i care about racisim, i think its wrong, but it isnt really gonna go away!
JUST CHILL KIDDOS.
However, people do associate the stimulus with Obama being responsible. And Bush wasn`t black. I`m sorry but black people have dealt with that particular racist comparison en mass.
I just think this was a bad idea. It wasn`t funny. There was nothing particularly witty about this that made it worth what it could be seen as.
The fact that the officers make the comment that, after the monkey is dead, there would have to be someone else making the bill. That implies the monkey had something to do with the stimulus bill and one could almost directly link that as a shot top President Obama.
I am not pro republican. I am not pro democrat. I am a US Citizen tired of racism and that is ALL I see here.
Outside of work, free speech has a lot of room, however when you`re working in retail, in an office, for a newspaper, you don`t have much room.
Example, when I worked at a specific store, a black person came in and my manager told me to "keep an eye on him".
If I refused, I could, and most likely would have been legally fired for "refusing to perform my duties on the job".
This guy probably will be fired later down the line when everyone`s attention is turned to something else the media has found. The case will go under the radar and be completely missed by the public. That`s how a lot of crap has slipped through.
If I`m wrong, please disprove me. I would very much like to be. :(
What are you saying? That the paper should be allowed to print whatever, or that the crowd should be allowed to protest? Both are examples of free speech.
How could you say those words! Bl*ck h*le? M*ster and Sl*ve drive? Oh the humanity! I am so offended!
Why is this offensive to black people?
ITs a monkey, it doesnt say "OBAMA IS BLACK! THEREFORE HE LOOKS LIKE A MONKEY!" that would be racist. the same as the word "black" isnt racist unless i say "you black scum"
ANyway WE can call George bush a money and not obama, give me a break. You know what ill say it. OBama looks like a monkey!
I`m slightly shocked to hear that. We call that political dissent and freedom of speech... protected under the 1st Amendment. We might as well ask our forefather`s why they didn`t behave either.
I don`t like this cartoon myself, mostly because it`s a bit on the stupid side, but to create that kind of ruckus about it for something that isn`t even there is really stupid.
Write = white = black people are inferior.
I am sick off all of this racism that continues. People claim to think that their comments are innocent but they`re obviously not. Only the other day I heard a white man say `hello` to a black guy. Obviously discretely condemning him to hell. Disgusting.
Oh, but the comparison between George W. Bush to a monkey isn`t! I get it now...
And let`s not forget that the comic said "They`ll have to find someone else to WRITE the next stimulus bill."
Obama didn`t write a single word on the bill, he suggested it, approved it, and signed it.
Now, the bill is utter crap. I`m going to be getting $5-$13 extra in my paycheck. That`s going to get me nothing, unless I save up for a while... saving money will not stimulate the economy.My boss said it best, "Instead of giving the workers a little extra cash, why not give it to my business so that I can hire another worker?"Seriously, that would 1) lower unemployment, 2) create more revenue for the government via income tax, etc., and 3) stimulate the economy by having more people with some money.
Anyhow, point being the stimulus bill could have been written BETTER if monkeys wrote it.
And yes, Al Sharpton can`t find a better issue to protest against? I find that sad in addition to the fact that I don`t think he`s looking really hard if that`s the best he can come up with to protest against.
Why are you yelling "Free speech" at the protesters?
"If I do this, will I get in trouble?"
I bet we`d have...slightly less crap.
Regardless of the true intent of the cartoon I feel the protesters are in the right. The dialogue only makes sense when you assume that this dead monkey had the responsibility of writing the stimulus package and its a very short leap to the person who actually has that responsibility, Obama. And to be quite honest, I seriously question the intelligence of the artist if he sincerely thought that no one would react this way. So a humble apology isn`t too much to ask for for such an insensitive screw up.
However, I DO feel that they are taking this way too seriously with calling the New York Post racist and demonstrating in front of the building over a small one frame cartoon.
I`m just gonna start saying monkey after everything and see if black people get offended.
Well, I guess there would also have to have been a recent mauling by a fish that resulted in the police having to shoot the fish, lol.
But you know what? Welcome to America. If the newspaper editors wanted to keep that comic, it`s their right to keep it there. You don`t like it? Protest it, because as they say, "Nobody is wrong until someone points a finger."
this is dumb.
No matter what country you`re from, try this scenario with it`s current leader or, if they`re popular, an unpopular past leader. Couple of people talking are talking politics and one of them says "<Leader`s name> sucks. We`d be better off with a chimp as [President/Prime Minister/Premier/whatever".
I`d be amazed if Gordon Brown hasn`t been likened to some form of lower primate no end of times. In fact, here`s one now:
A reasonably intelligent chimpanzee would have realised that selling half the country`s gold stocks when gold was at a record low was not a good choice, especially not after announcing the sale in advance as an auction, thus driving the price down even more.
people that think it`s racists are racists ...//
That is the dumbest drating thing I`ve ever read here. And goddamn, is that saying something.
There were plenty of Bush-chimp comparisons during his presidency. Why is an Obama-chimp comparison racist? This is ridiculous.
I`m a liberal and an Obama supporter, but the way.
Just because this is being led by Sharpton doesn`t mean that their point isn`t valid.
people that think it`s racists are racists ...
and people on the net have seen the monkey that was shot cuz It gone wild ... right ?
or everyone could shutup and take a joke.
We never should have taught them to read in the first place! :-)
people just don`t have a sense of humor any more...
Yes, there is quite a bit of racism surrounding our new president. I kind of hate opportunists. I feel the same way about this that I do about PETA.
I saw a dead chimp, shot because he wrote the stimulus bill.I thought maybe it was because it threatened the president, maybe it was because of animal cruelty, or maybe some people really like Obama, and a chimpanzee is not an animal they approve of for comparison purposes...
I did not see the racism until I remembered the term "porch monkey" from Clerks 2, and made a very slight connection.
I was being sarcastic. I was being sarcastic about the 1st Amendment and free access to education.
Secondly, he sees the world through the lens` of the 1960s. He sees racial offenses (or creates them) when there are none to be had. I am all for an open and honest discussion for the improvement of race relations in America. But, Al Sharpton is not the man to lead that discussion.
Alas, wherever there are People, there is Stupid.It`ll never end. :/
The drawing is nothing more than political satire that was connecting the chimp who was recently stabbed and then shot to death, and Obama`s state of affairs regarding the stimulous package. Any CHIMP with a brain can see it. Those without a brain were participating in that ridiculous protest. This isn`t racism, it`s pure ignorance at it`s worst. The blind leading the blind.
Sharpton jumps on any "cause" he can make money from. This is a non-issue, so let`s try to move it along.
So why beg for it when it`s already available? Why is it that when you get something free, you take advantage and gain from its prosperity do you completely disqualify it? Why?
Surprisingly, I did attend school within the United States. It even taught me how to form coherent and complete sentences. I`m sorry you missed that part.
I`m glad we have the 1st amendment. Best thing we got. Till someone decides to over turn it. I`m looking at you, Obama.
You`re absolutely right. Regardless, I think it`s silly for people to protest and call for the closure of a newspaper over this. Of course they`re free to do so.
If only we had some kind of educational system that we could attend free of charge. This could provide us with such basic knowledge that when someone makes a snarky remark regarding it we could easily discern it to be sarcasm. That would be awesome.
Are you serious?I wasn`t going to make fun of you but now you`re o for 2.
When medi posted that he was being sarcastic saying that the NY Post is protected by the first amendment.
Then I sarcastically replied that the protesters are protected by the first amendment.
Bored2Run, same goes for you my neighbor:I-am-bored comments. Don`t just read it, do your best to understand what it means. We have the right to make fun of you
If only we had some kind of right that protected our ability to protest. That would be awesome.
Right? Right, Dems?
I despise Republicans for different reasons.
Democrats are intellectually dishonest.
This is actually starting to make me angry.