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Unread 02-19-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Even putting all thoughts of racism aside - when it is -ever- funny to joke about shooting someone else?
Too true.. I doubt the woman lying in the hospital with her face ripped off will find this the least bit humorous!
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Unread 02-19-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Or friends of MPBsr's
I think not.

My family is very diverse and don't think the cartoon is racist.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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I can see how this cartoon can be interpreted as racist. its "racist" because the two shooters are cops. Obama is black and there is a never-ending battle between law enforcement and black people.

who was the crazy serial-killer that predicted a race war was coming? was that Charles Manson?

it looks like his prediction is right. the world is killing itself. maybe the prediction about the world ending in 2012 is also true... cuz look at ourselves. it used to be that making fun of your president was treason, then with Bush as president it became acceptable. and now just because Obama is black, any criticism or making fun is racist! one day, we're all gonna inter-breed and everyone will look the same. race won't matter then and it shouldn't matter now! am I right?
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Unread 02-19-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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So that makes it racist against Italian-Americans. Where's our affirmative action? We want a piece of the pie too!

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I'd say it was more of an insult to Pelosi. It's her damn legislation, not Obama's. Obama doesn't have the power of authoring it. Since Pelosi is the speaker of the house, technically, she is the one being insulted.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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the cartoon is in extremely bad taste. making light of any serious injury is just over the edge. creative, and funny its certainly not.

if one looked at it and didnt know about the story, one might make racist assumptions, im sure thats what the cartoonist had in mind by combining the 2 stories.

presidents have been made fun of long before dumb dubya. i will agree some pple will be watching closing for hints of racism, even when they arent there.

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Unread 02-19-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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So that makes it racist against Italian-Americans. Where's our affirmative action? We want a piece of the pie too!
I'm an Italian-American and trust me... nancy pelosi is not an Italian-American. she has an Italian name, but that doesn't mean anything. you got to live Italian. i believe she's from California... yeah, there all fake out there. you wanna see real Italian-Americans? right here in NY/NJ. James Florio i think is more of an Italian-American than she is.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i bet i can guess, out of the regular posters, who thinks it's racist and who doesn't with 100% accuracy.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i'm being totally serious....is the monkey supposed to be obama and if so, how is it not totally offensive? if it's not, who is it supposed to be? that wacky lady in CT with the crazy chimp? if so, what does she have to do with the stimulus package?

i'm failing to understand how they got the idea from the crazy lady but applied it to the economic problems we're having now.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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i'm being totally serious....is the monkey supposed to be obama and if so, how is it not totally offensive? if it's not, who is it supposed to be? that wacky lady in CT with the crazy chimp? if so, what does she have to do with the stimulus package?

i'm failing to understand how they got the idea from the crazy lady but applied it to the economic problems we're having now.
tahiti... we evolved from monkeys... come on!
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Unread 02-19-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: NJ
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tahiti... we evolved from monkeys... come on!
really, i thought it was adam and eve! creationism baby!! evolution? there's no proof of that....puhleeze.
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