February 20, 2009

OY

From the latest cartoon hubbub:

"Just the fact that they put a monkey with gunshot wounds in his chest, it gives the idea of an assassination," said Peter Aviles, 48, a building superintendent.

I sure hope Peter Aviles was sufficiently outraged when Death Of a President came out. You know, the movie about assassinating George Bush, not just a drawing of a monkey that some people think was meant to be Obama. (Which I think was a lame cartoon, but not a depiction of Pres. Obama.)

Give me a break.

I like Powerline's take:

If the President is a Republican, it's fine to call him a "chimp." In fact, it's morally superior. But if the President is a Democrat, you can't call a chimpanzee a chimp lest someone think you might have been referring to the President.

It all makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Sarah at 10:20 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I am so sick of this moronic cartoon. If any other animal had gone berserk and been shot, the cartoon would have depicted that animal instead. Would Sharpton be complaining if a lion were shot? Probably.

Posted by: Amritas at February 20, 2009 12:36 PM (+nV09)

2 I always have to do my deep breathing exercises to lower my blood pressure after reading these posts. The disconnect is. so. *frust*rating.

Posted by: Lucy at February 20, 2009 07:04 PM (HGFog)

3 So then following that logic I would say that comparing President Obama to Lincoln and JFK gives the IDEA of assasination. All I can say is WTF? Srsly?

Posted by: Mare at February 21, 2009 03:15 AM (APbbU)

4 Mare, All comparisons of the One with others are an insult to Him because they violate tawhid. Like Allah, Obama is ... a thing, but he is not like other things; he is omniscient, all-powerful, but his omniscience and his all-mightiness cannot be compared to anything created. His uniqueness makes me feel thrills up both my legs!

Posted by: kevin at February 21, 2009 06:53 AM (Wxe3L)

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