Thursday, February 19, 2009

Monkeying around

Racism abounds.

From liberals.

They're finding racism all over the place. It's amazing where people find racism. Frank J. pointed out how silly it is that people are calling a cartoon in the New York Post racist, because it has a monkey in it. Okay, chimpanzee. Still, you get my point.

So, are monkeys off limits for humor?

No more funny monkey videos?

That'd be a shame.

The good news, though, is that you can still use monkeys in political humor.

You can do this:


You cannot do this:

Obama reachCurious George reach

Any questions?


  1. Oh I know! I just read about this on another blog and left a comment asking how a chimpanzee is racially charged. I mean good grief.

  2. Oh, I think there is a huge difference between associating Bush to a monkey or Obama. I'll use the words of the musician John Legend: " Addressing the newspaper's editors, Legend wrote, "Did it occur to you that our president has been receiving death threats since early in his candidacy? Did it occur to you that blacks have historically been compared to various apes as a way of racist insult and mockery? Did you intend to invoke these painful themes when you printed the cartoon? If that's not what you intended, then it was stupid and willfully ignorant of you not to connect these easily connectable dots. If it is what you intended, then you obviously wanted to be grossly provocative, racist and offensive."

  3. John Legend? Some kid 20 years my junior, who has no clue about life?

  4. Well in the great words of Lennon/McCartney " Everyboy's got something to hide except me and my monkey". I just thought since we were quoting singers that I'd throw my favorites in the mix.


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