Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Kill the Cartoonist!
I was chatting with Blair just before (what, you didn't know I chat with my Plus Ones off of the blog as well!?) when an email came to me by the way of the Huffington Post.
Now, I have always said (as I said to my friend Ricky in an email earlier) that I don't think anything is off limits as far as humor goes. ANYTHING. Can be funny. Nothing is too soon. The edgier and riskier it is, the better the joke is, no matter who cries about it.
Yeah. Well I take that back.
This cartoon appeared in today's New York Post.
And I have to say, it leaves me feeling a little sick. Let's start by looking at it... I don't think it's just me who sees this (it isn't) but it seems almost as if the cartoonist is comparing the crazy chimp that attacked a lady to Barack Obama.
So we have the race issue: because blacks have often been compared to monkeys.
But he's not just a monkey, he's a crazed, violent chimp. Because, you know, signing a stimulus to help millions keep their jobs and randomly unleashing oneself to maul a stranger are one in the same.
But really what gets me is the fact that the chimp is shot. I mean come on people, I'm not a sensitive guy and this has me feeling sick to my stomach.
Can the conservative assholes give our President at least a FEW WEEKS before they attack him? I mean, how about they wait until Barack screws up once on par with the screwups of our ex schmuck in chief?
Seriously. Offensive. Disgusting. Stupid. Can someone please find this cartoonist and gun him down? Code of Hammuarbi his ass.