Obama As A Monkey Is Racism, So Shut the F*ck Up Bush Chimp and Condi House N*gga

UPDATE JAN 2012: Blatant double standards arise again!

According to liberals, this image of Condoleeza Rice that relies on several levels of deragatory racist stereotypical depictions is TOTALLY NOT racist:

Condoleeza Rice Slave Racist Cartoon

But this image of Michelle Obama that is basically just replacing Marie Antoinette with her mug is HORRID DEPLORABLE RACISM:

Michelle Obama Marie Antoinette


20 April 2011: Once again, lots of incoming hits from people Googling ‘racist obama email’, ‘obama monkey cartoon’, ‘obama monkey’ and etc. Seems that with Obama’s utter ineptness causing mass discontent, the best way to deflect attention is to redirect it to trivial matters.

Again, it seems that only liberals can insult blacks with racial caricatures and outright slurs and no one makes a peep – see below’s list.


26 November 2009: This post has been getting a lot of hits… Apparently because it is RACIST and WRONG to link Michelle Obama to a monkey, but not when people do it to Condoleeza Rice (see below).

For the full list of similar liberal hypocrisy, see Presidential Double Standards: Bush and Obama Given Different Treatment on Same Issues.

Related to the newer Obama As A Sock Monkey Is Racism Too. And now, even witch doctors are off limits.


From ajc.com via thechocl8t diaries:

Marietta bar owner Mike Norman says the T-shirts he’s peddling, featuring a look-a-like of cartoon chimp Curious George peeling a banana, with “Obama in ’08” underneath, are not meant to offend.

Norman acknowledged the imagery’s Jim Crow roots but said he sees nothing wrong with depicting a prominent African-American as a monkey,

“We’re not living in the (19)40’s,” he said. “Look at him . . . the hairline, the ears — he looks just like Curious George.”

About a dozen prostestors rallied against the shirts Tuesday afternoon, condemning them as racist and asking Norman, longtime proprietor of Mulligan’s Bar and Grill on Roswell Street, to stop selling them.

The loosely formed coalition of civil rights activists who gathered Tuesday say they will continue their campaign against Norman’s “hate speech.”

Yes, this is blatant hatred and discrimination against black. RACISM!!! Those intolerant, bigoted Conservatives smearing and degrading Liberals!!!


Comparing this face:

To this lookalike character:

Is considered racsim. RACISM I SAY!!!!!!!!1one!

So much so that Obama’s pals over at the Nation of Islam are protesting this racism. Yes, the same definitely-not-racist Nation of Islam which believes that a giant UFO will arrive and kill all Caucasians, and those pesky Jews too.

So when you’re within 200 metres of an Afro-American, never even MENTION the grandparents of all humans according to Darwinists, because that is pure and unadulterated, fully prosecutable racism.

In fact, it would be even more RACIST to compare Obama to a human fetus… Since A) Some Liberals consider chimps to have human rights while human fetuses do not, and B) Obama hates human fetuses, as far as his abortion views go.

But apparently, this isn’t:

Nor this:

Nor 8 years of this:

Nor this, which obviously isn’t in any way racist, or sexist either:

Nor the exaggerated caricature in this (lots more at here:

Not even the invocation of the ultimate anti-Black slur by a Caucasian artist in this:

Because they’re obviously just light-hearted Liberals having good-natured jibes at stuffy Conservatives baboons.

Despite the fact, of course, that Obama’s Democratic Party has 220 years of documented anti-Black racism.

Round up of racist liberal mockery of Condi at Malkin, along with liberal use of blackface.

And if you don’t vote for Obama… You are a racist:

At CNN, an article from Ruben Navarrette Jr. that explicitly spells it out: Not voting for Barack Obama is racism.


Meanwhile, some white Americans are turning themselves inside out to come up with excuses for why they’re not supporting Obama. It seems like just yesterday that these folks were arguing there is no racism in the immigration debate, and now they’re insisting there is no racism in the presidential election.

Some want to know why it isn’t racist when 70 percent of African-Americans vote for Obama but it is when 70 percent of whites vote against him.

The answer has to do with history. Over the decades, black Americans have had plenty of opportunities to vote for white people for president. And they have done so. But this is the first time that white Americans have a chance to vote for an African-American with a shot at the presidency. And what are they doing?

See? Vote for Obama because he’s Black, you are enlightened, progressive and fair minded. Don’t vote for Obama, even if it’s because you totally disagree with his unhinged liberal dementia, you are a racist.


Whereas not voting for Hillary is sexist, but then Hillary isn’t the Obamessiah who will condemn thy faithlessness.

From Day by Day:




So in conclusion, NO PERSON ON EARTH is allowed to criticize Barack Obama, even on matters that have nothing to do with ethnicity such as his policies and flamingly liberal bias, because THAT WOULD BE RACIST.

Oh well then… Call me a racist.


Above from Obama’s Racist, Black-Centric, White-Stereotyping Remarks in His Own Voice


Above from Barack Obama’s Bitter Remark Editorial Cartoons


Above from Reverend Jeremiah Wright – Obama’s Racist Pastor Editorial Cartoons


Above from Is The FAIL Blog Liberal Democrat?

UPDATE: The liberal Obamessiah worshipper apologists explain!

UPDATE: Looks like you can call Bushitler, but not Obamanazi, either.

MORE: When a liberal says these racist caricatures about OBAMA, not a peep from the usual grievance-mongers!

I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt where you can see the gun in his pants. That’s — (in black man voice) we’ve got a ‘motherfu**ing problem here?’ Shoot somebody in the foot.”

PS. You can add Ted Hayes to the list.

PPS. Compare and contrast the baseless allegations of racism and sexism when another ‘Rice’ is touted for Secretary of State…

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199 Responses to “Obama As A Monkey Is Racism, So Shut the F*ck Up Bush Chimp and Condi House N*gga”

  1. wits0 Says:

    Hot air and an empty suit. He doesn’t even look right.

  2. wits0 Says:

    “Navarrette: If You Don’t Like Obama, You’re a Racist

    Wed, May 14, 2008 at 8:54:48 am PST

    At CNN, an article from Ruben Navarrette Jr. that explicitly spells it out: Not voting for Barack Obama is racism.”

  3. Job Says:


    I oppose Obama because of my (Reformed) Christian beliefs (let me point out that those same beliefs cause me to also oppose Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and George W. Bush). As a black man, I disagree with this, but I regrettably cannot express why in a way that would meet my own standards of intellectual honesty. I will say, however, that claiming that Obama looks like a monkey is precisely the sort of thing that makes convincing my fellow black Christians that they should not support Obama that much harder. I will say regarding Jeremiah Wright that any conservative that was just fine with Jesse Helms being a United States senator for 30 years and Pat Buchanan and Ed Meese having very powerful positions in the Reagan administration are hypocrites. Not only are Helms, Buchanan, and Meese just as racist as Wright, but they held high government positions which they could use to pursue their racism and harm blacks, which Wright has never had. The same can be said of William Rehnquist … check out his segregationist credentials … who became chief justice of the Supreme Court. The upshot is that worldly politics requires compromises with the world no matter whether you choose the right (and I was a vigorous member of the religious right until very recently … had Mike Huckabee come along in 2000, 2004, or even 2006 instead of 2008, I would have gladly been an unpaid organizer for his campaign!) or the left. Better to stick to the narrow path that leads to the strait gate …

  4. wits0 Says:

    If his believers/followers keep making a rock star out of him, there is always a countervailing tendency for others to point out that he ain’t so stunning…and such an opinion can come, not necessarily, only from just, Whites, Black, or Hispanics.

  5. Scott Thong Says:

    Job, I actually feel that race should not be a factor at all in any situation. And if the blacks=monkey legacy is recalled by the Curious George Obama shirt, then it should be discontinued immediately.

    But what my post is sarcastically, cynically hammering on is that the liberal left cares nothing for humiliating and even racist remarks from their own against Conservatives.

    Btw, would you vote for Condi if she ran for President? Black, female and Conservative! (Pity she’s tainted by Bush’s legacy though…)

    I kind of like Huckabee’s evangelical credentials, but I do not agree with his political slants – namely his soft view on combating terrorism and his leniency in granting pardons to convicted hardcore criminals.

    I would have liked Fred Thompson to be in charge… Or yes, even Mitt Romney, because of their Conservative stance on things like terrorism, illegal immigration and etc.

    On Mitt, is having a religious man who adheres to a skewed version of Christianity as President… Worse than having an irreligious, ungodly man who uses religion merely as a tool?

  6. myrmidon Says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only blogger pointing out these hypocritical double standards we white folks are expected to live by.

    I could care less what color or sex or any other physical characteristic a political candidate possesses. I want to know if their worldview matches mine! Obama FAILS the test. So do all the others for that matter.

  7. Obama as a monkey spurs cries of racism | the will to exist Says:

    […] I am not alone. Scott thinks along similar lines when it comes to Barack Obama’s monkey factor. As he points out in his comments section many of the Obama supporters whining about having their […]

  8. Terry Says:

    When you evaluate anything, ask yourself this question: What is the truth?

    Is Obama associated with a bigot? Yes.
    Is Rev. Wright a bigot? Yes.
    Was Obama a devout member of Wright’s church for twenty years? Yes.
    Is Obama’s close association with Wright make him culpable in the church’s anti-white, pro-African stance? Yes.
    Is there a good possibility that Obama and Farrakhan are friends, or at least long time aquaintances? Yes.
    Are whites justified in their suspicions that Obama is in agreement with his church’s views of race? Yes.

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  10. Greg Says:

    Nothing better than people deciding what is and isn’t racist.

    Here is the official way to figure out if comparing a black person to a monkey is racist. Go up to the largest meanest looking African American you can find and say “What’s up you look like a monkey” Depending on how many teeth you have left when you regain consciousness you can tell exactly how racist it is.

    Seriously though….

    African Americans were legislated in the past as less than human and compared to monkeys on more than a few occasions. That’s why it is much more offensive to call a black person a monkey.

    Try it at your work and see what happens.

  11. Scott Thong Says:

    So Greg, what other deragatory insults can we call White people, but cannot call Black people? What other curse words are permissible to use against Whites, but not Blacks? What smears, libel and defamation can be used only on Whites and never on Blacks?

    My guess is, after decades of overdone ‘affirmative action’… ALL OF THEM.

    Can we just, like, not use personal insults as a first resort? ‘Fair and respectful’ liberals can go first.

  12. hutchrun Says:

    When Indian cricketeer Harbajan Singh used the word `monkey `in those liberal Oz circles it was considered racial. Damnit, even my brother-in-law calls his kids monkeys for the way they jump all over.

  13. hutchrun Says:

    If monkeys are racial, then let`s do away with all monkeys, gorillas etc.

  14. AV Says:

    Scott I see you have no problem with calling your self banana. I’m sure there are some Africans out there that have thrown the word monkey around at each other as well. whites also toss out redneck – cracka etc… A problem with a democracy is that the society often feels it must satisfy everyone to accommodate equilibrium which often equates to dumbing down everything. If even just a handful of respected people feel this is racist to them, it’s racist – in this particular instance much more than a handful will feel the symbolism and comparison is racist.

    You ask what can we call whites? hmmm…

    How about Ayran? Bai Tou? Bak-guiy (or Bat-gwai?)? gwai-lo? Betty Crocker? snowflake? blue-eyed devil? casper? gringo? … I don’t think it would be appropriate to say to a black person “sup my nilla?” that’s a whites only reference…

    what do I know I’m just an egg….

  15. wits0 Says:

    Greg: “African Americans were legislated in the past as less than human and compared to monkeys on more than a few occasions. That’s why it is much more offensive to call a black person a monkey.”

    For the errors of a passing phase, the Whites must atone forever and promote reverse racism all over the globe? Being neither Black or White, because one deplores what transpired between Hutus and Tutsis, one also is offensive? One cannot “offend” horrible tyrants like Mugabe and ridicule those idiot’s toot toot from bishop Desmond Tutu?

    Somehow, while even the Dalai Lama deserved (worthy)criticism for making stupid remarks, this would be verboten if he were Black?

  16. wits0 Says:

    Remember Kofi Annan? He was the worse Secretary General of ’em all yet the criticism on him is conceivably attenuated because he’s Black.

  17. hutchrun Says:

    P`hpas blacks are being too much credit. Monkeys are much better than that Kofi Annan and Obama.

  18. hutchrun Says:

    Da great black hope with loose change:

    Obama’s Chicago Mob-Teamster Soft Spot

    The Wall Street Journal recently reported that last summer, Illinois Senator Barack Obama told officials in the Teamsters union that he favored ending the Independent Review Board (IRB) that was created in 1989 by the federal government to rid the union of organized crime. Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for Obama, confirmed the story, saying that the candidate believed that the IRB had “run its course” because “organized crime influence in the union has drastically declined.” The Teamsters subsequently endorsed Obama for president, in late February.

    Obama and the Teamsters bristled at suggestions that any deal was made. The Obama campaign also circulated a tape of a speech that Senator Hillary Clinton made last March to the Teamsters saying “at some point the past has to be opened,” but Clinton’s statement, like those made by Senator John Kerry in 2004, stopped well short of committing her to end oversight of the Teamsters. Based on the statements the newspaper quoted, it is fair to assume that The Wall Street Journal got the details right.

  19. wits0 Says:

    All About Eve
    By Monica Crowley

    Something eerie is going on. Barack and Michelle Obama have positioned themselves as Clinton Redux: a younger, hipper, updated, and improved version of Bill and Hillary in 1992.

    Barack is running on Bill’s ‘92 themes of “Hope” (remember the “Man from Hope?”) and “change from Bush” (Bill’s entire ‘92 campaign was built around “change” from the first Bush.) Barack speaks with Clintonian rhetorical flourishes and cadences. He speaks in Bill’s language of wishful thinking: “If only we had the young idealist as president, all of America’s problems would evaporate.” He’s also got Bill’s natural gift for oratory and his flair for performance.

    Michelle is a modern version of Hillary in ‘92. She’s a sassy, outspoken, and accomplished woman who’s not afraid to go right for the jugular of her husband’s opponents. Like Hillary, Michelle grew up in affluent Illinois suburbs, went on to get a top-notch education and attend an Ivy League law school (Hillary, Yale; Michelle, Harvard), and spent time doing pro-bono work for women and children.

    The comparisons are stunning. But there’s something else.

    In a weird move straight out of the classic film “All About Eve,” the Obamas seem to be mirroring even the most minute details of the Clinton ‘92 playbook.

    During that campaign, former California Governor and rival to Bill Clinton for the Democratic nomination, Jerry Brown, raised legitimate questions about Hillary’s law firm representing clients with business before the State of Arkansas. Since the Clintons were running as a “Two for the Price of One” package, questions about her possible conflicts of interest were completely above-board.

    Clinton’s reaction? “You ought to be ashamed of yourself for jumping on my wife,” he scolded Brown. “You’re not worth being on the same platform as my wife. I never funneled any money to my wife’s law firm. Never.”

    (Sound familiar? “I did not have sexual relations with that woman. Miss Lewinsky. And I never told anybody to lie. Not a single time. Never.”)

    Today on “Good Morning America,” Obama was asked about a Tennessee GOP ad that targets his wife’s comment that this was “the first time that I’m proud of my country.”

    Obama’s reaction? “I also think these folks should lay off my wife…If they think they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful. Because I find that unacceptable.”

    You would think that Hillary and Michelle were shrinking violets who weren’t publicly involved in their husband’s campaigns.

    Like Hillary before her, Michelle has chosen to be a public player; she is one of her husband’s chief advocates. They are also not above bringing their two very young daughters to campaign events to show what a wholesome family unit they are.

    Because both Hillary and Michelle have said controversial things on the campaign trial, they inevitably became lightning rods. If they didn’t like the attention, they ought to stop seeking it out.

    Barack is channeling Bill and Michelle is channeling Hillary, circa 1992. The Clintons won that year, so perhaps the Obamas are wise. But they should also be aware that times have changed, media coverage has changed, and that what worked for Bill and Hill may not be so effective this time. After all, even Bill and Hill have been replaced by younger models.

    If I were the Obamas, I wouldn’t push the Clinton 2.0 thing too far. Clinton Fatigue exists for a reason.


  20. Jeff Says:

    Jesus H Christ, you neegs are the most oversensitive apes in the world. Oh, and please, do not give me that ‘oh, I’m not voting for Obama because he’s black, buuuuuuuttttttttt……..’ you curious George monkeys are all full of shit.

  21. Leroy Says:

    blacks are apes, pure and simple.

    They are a hybrid of ape and human, and although they humor us at times when they seem to act almost human, their true nature is that of jungle beasts.

    Black africa has been stricken with AIDS as the lords way to kick start evolution again.

    keep kidding yourselves otherwise.

  22. Scott Thong Says:

    But I thought that Obama’s good buddies Farakkhan and his Nation of Islam say that the Whiteman is the less evolved: “White people are potential humans…they haven’t evolved yet.”

  23. hutchrun Says:

    AIDS in the US was on account of Michael Jackson and his monkey love and the Nation of Islam were his bodyguards.
    It`s those white gloves that gave him away.

  24. Joan Mercer Says:

    I like the obama monkey. Would love to buy one. Sorry if it offends anyone. I think it’s freedom of Speech. Black people don’t care of they offend me.

  25. kesava Says:

    Is it an offence to give a black monkey a yellow banana?

  26. kesava Says:

    Curious George was a smart monkey who did a lot of fun
    things. He lived in a big house with his friend, the man in
    the yellow hat.

    One morning, the man in the yellow hat gave Curious
    George a small white piece of paper. He told Curious George
    to put the paper on his tongue but not to swallow it. George
    put the small white piece of paper on his tongue, sat down
    and watched T.V.

    Twenty minutes later, George began feeling very strange.
    As he watched the “Immature Radioactive Reptiles” on T.V. he
    saw them begin to melt into strange and different forms.

    The man in the yellow hat sat down next to Curious
    George and handed him a banana. But, to Curious George, it
    had eyes, ears, a nose, and a mouth and was singing “Eat me!
    Eat me!”

    Curious George then tried to peel the banana, but the
    banana started yelling “Don’t peel me! Don’t peel me!”
    Curious George handed the banana back to his friend.

    The man in the yellow hat peeled the banana and gave it
    to George. He said “George, you can eat the banana now.”
    But all George heard was “Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah


  27. Scott Thong Says:

    The second story there is much more true to life if you replace George Bush with Obama.

    The Rule Book for Criticizing Obama

    Things You Can’t Say About Obama

    On a side note, see this Curious George comic.

  28. wits0 Says:

    About the time of the Falkland War, a British writer wrote about Prince Charles. “With ears like that, you could glide over the Falklands”.

    With ears like Obama’s, he believes he could likewise take flight with the aid of his audacious hot air to boost.

    There’s nothing handsome about him.

  29. hutchrun Says:

    George Obama`s the black monkey and the marxist liberal tripping on acid making it like he`s the new JC Superstar.

  30. mindlass Says:

    Have you checked his family tree. It has no branches and starts as a monkey.

  31. wits0 Says:

    Obama will also be a surrender monkey, for sure.

  32. chill Says:

    Who is John McCain…

    Why I Will Not Vote for John McCain

    Phillip Butler | March 27, 2008

    As some of you might know, John McCain is a long-time acquaintance of mine that goes way back to our time together at the U.S. Naval Academy and as Prisoners of War in Vietnam. He is a man I respect and admire in some ways. But there are a number of reasons why I will not vote for him for President of the United States.

    Click the link below to read the rest.

    Source: http://www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,164859,00.html

  33. Scott Thong Says:

    Totally agree, chill!

    Here are the reasons why I won’t be voting for McCain either:

    1) He’s a panderer to the Liberals.
    2) He’s an Open Borders stooge.
    3) He’s a global warming brainwashed Goreslavebot.
    4) I am not American.

    Oh well. That said, take a look at some of the RACIST!!!!11one!! reasons why some people will not vote for Obama.

    As for me, I won’t vote for him because I’m not American.

    That, and his policies will doom my country and the rest of the world.

  34. wits0 Says:

    Berak Obama is the Manchurian Candidate for you know who(not really Manchuria though). He will make the world a more dangerous place with his messianic appeasement experiments.

  35. Monek Lloyd Says:

    I dont think anyone should be called a n***a because that’s just not right. It doesnt matter you ethnicity no one should be called that. Frankly it is rude as hell to refer to a black american as a monkey. We are people just like anyone else. This is really starting to piss me off so I’m out. Them bitches got some kind of nerve.

  36. Scott Thong Says:

    Hear hear, Monek! The N-word should not be used, either by Whites referring to Blacks or Blacks referring to Blacks.

    And the same standards should be adhered to when criticizing politicians, regardless of their affiliation, so that if it is wrong to draw Obama as a monkey it should also be wrong to draw Bush or Rice as a monkey.

    (Uh… But then, shouldn’t you also refrain from using the pejorative term ‘bitches’? That word will get the Hillary supporters all rabid…)

  37. Republicans Are Scum Says:

    Bush has a face that carries chimp like similarities.

    Racists have used monkeys to depict African Americans in a poor, negative light for over 200 years.


    The guy who made those Curious George T-shirts with the Obama in ’08 tag is a lowlife racist, plain and simple. You can spray that turd with all the air fresheners in the world, but it’s still a big smelly turd.

    You’re welcome! 😉

  38. Scott Thong Says:

    Exactly what physical similarities does Bush have with a chimp? Justify your statement.

    Obama has huge ears like Curious George.

    You can spray Obama will all the Hope, Change, First Black American President, Liberal Messiah fresheners you want, but he’s still a big, zero-experience, Weatherman befriending, Communist ideologicizing, socialist agendizing, terrorist appeasing, baby fourth-trimester aborting, second-coming of Jimmy Carter.

  39. Proud Ex-Dem Now Republican Says:

    I am proud to have moved away from my anti-American roots and I became a Republican in 2004, embracing the party of freedom and equality, the party of Abraham Lincoln.

    George Bush is NOT a Republican and neither in many ways is McCain, but the Butler blog clearly shows that Dr. Butler is a member of Veterans for Peace, which is funded by the Socialist Party, so I would be reticent to take anything Dr. Butler says seriously.

    The Democratic Party has a long-standing history of racism (over 100 years of it!) and they ALWAYS throw out the “race card”, mainly because they are the racists, and the Republican Party has some guilt there too.

    But, I am color-blind. I would love to have Obama as President, or Dr. King if he were still alive. Or any white man or woman committed to equality, for that matter.

    What is IMPERATIVE is that we elect a President who speaks for ALL Americans, not just black, brown, white, red state, blue state. McCain shows a better track record of doing just that and has my vote over Obama. Especially after Mr. Obama’s recent comments that he wouldn’t have nominated any of the five Supreme Court justices that tend to rule “conservatively”. Talk about PANDERING!!

  40. bioliberty Says:

    First of all Veterans For PEace is not funded by any party! It has members of all parties socialist democratic and republican. You are right in that the Democrats have a long history of of racism. Up until the civil rights days that is. When those dixie crats became republicans.

    McCain has got to be the worst choice for president I can imagine.

    Here is why;

    72 years old = Too old to be a leader of anything other than a VFW Parade.

    Military experience:

    Lost 5 aircraft. Three while training one while on the USS Forestall and the last one shot out from under him while he was bombing civilian targets in North Vietnam, Spent five years in a POW camp and claimed to be tortured? You want somebody like that in controll of US Nukes?

    While a Senator he refused to help disabled Veterans by voting for increases in benefits. Saying, that if we give them more educational benefits they will leave the military? What about joining the military? What about taking care of them when they get back brocken McCain is oblivious to the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He still thinks we are winning a surge that should never have been an option because we should never have gone to war their in the first place.

    Obama would not be my first choice either. He has sold out to corporate and APAC interest just as McCain has. These are prerequisites for getting the two Parties nominations.

    So, we are left with a choice between and old fool who will say anything and forget that he said it a few minutes later or a young guy with little experience in running anything.

    When it comes to running our country I will take no experience over McCain’s anytime,

  41. hutchrun Says:

    “I will take no experience over McCain’s anytime, ”

    Looking forward to you getting your wish. Time you americans were brought down. The worst run cities are those by the democrats anyway. Oh boy get ready (rare earth album).
    Your children will pray 5 times a day.

  42. hutchrun Says:

    Enjoy while it lasts:

  43. wits0 Says:

    The Artificially Inflated Self-Esteem of Barack Obama

  44. mulla nasruddin Says:

    Republicans Are Scum Says:
    August 23, 08 at
    Bush has a face that carries chimp like similarities.
    Racists have used monkeys to depict African Americans in a poor, negative light for over 200 years.

    Yes but we can`t run away from the fact that Obama truly looks like a monkey. And who can run away from the fact that Michael Jackson too had a chimpanzee consort (I`m reminded of Caligula n his horse) in the same bed.
    There be some wee truth in some “urban legends”.

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  46. curly Says:

    obama is an idiot and biden too!!!!!we got change in 2006 when the dumbass dems took over and everything has turned to crap since if hussein obama wants to raise corporate taxes they will just pass it on to us the consumer ,or they will lay off more like they are doing now the shit for brains dems don’t have a clue on how to fix this country then you have stupid al gore and his crock of shit global warming ideas will just raise the price of everything and a few select will make billions from the stupid ideas he has drill ,drill,drill everywhere and tell the envirowackos to get lost and tell all the ragjheads and sand n*ggers we don’t need their oil c

  47. curly Says:

    the monkey tee shirts are great one picture says a thousand words

  48. editor - ipsism Says:

    It really isn’t racism.

    If anything, Obama is a liberal Oreo who couldn’t care less about the American black. After all, Obama is Afro-Caucasian, not Afro-American.

    Obama’s a far left extremist who hasn’t proven himself.

    Obama is so shallow and clueless that he used, as his qualification for the presidency, what was basically his summer job (yes I know that it lasted 30 months) between college and law school. As soon as he got his law degree, he opted for the big bucks and old boy politics.

    The similarities between Obama and the Wizard of Oz really are striking. See, http://ipsism.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1220776111&archive=&start_from=&ucat=4&

    McCain is not a first choice but Obama is a charlatan and a fraud who will be a disaster for America if he’s allowed to implement any of the socialist agenda that he represents.

  49. matt damon is a f*g Says:

    obama’s a muslim n*gger…not a monkey. monkey’s are cooler

  50. David R. Says:

    Why is Obama above the standards all other Americans are jugged by…

    When you go to a christen church for 20 years, you’re Christian
    When you go to a Jewish Temples for 20 years, you’re Jewish
    When you go to a KKK meeting for 20 years, you’re a Racist
    When you go to a church that preaches hatred of Whites and Jews for 20 years, you’re a Racist.
    Obama says he is trying to “change type of stereotyping and false division” [racism], but uses “typical white women” to describe his grandmother.

  51. Granma Says:

    Obama’s mother Ann Dunham, flew to Kenya in 1961 with Obama’s father to meet his family. According to some news reports, Ann Dunham, was not accepted well by her husband’s family because she was white:
    “Obama’s family did not take to Stanley Ann Dunham Obama very well, because she was white, according to Sarah Obama. Shortly after she arrived in Kenya Stanley Ann decided to return to Hawaii because she later said, she did not like how Muslim men treated their wives in Kenya. However, because she was near term the airline would not let her fly until after the birth of her baby. Obama’s grandmother said the baby—Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.—was born in Kenya and that shortly after he was born, Stanley Ann returned to Hawaii.”

    However, by the time she wanted to leave Kenya, it was during the late stages of her pregnancy. She was not able to board a plane because the airlines wouldn’t allow women so close to birth to fly. It is instead believed, that Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya as his grandmother apparently stated. Then, after he was born, his mother returned with him to Hawaii where his birth was REGISTERED on or about August 8th, 1961, in the public records office in Hawaii.

    There is also a discrepancy in what hospital Barack Hussein Obama was born in, even if he was born in Hawaii. Reports by his own sister in two separate interviews state that he was born at two different hospitals — Kapiolani Hospital and Queens Hospital–in Honolulu.

    The Times Herald even reports: “the senator’s grandmother, brother and sister, who live in Kenya, believe they were present during Obama’s birth in the African country.” Here, the Times Herald uses the word that his family ‘believe’ he was born in Kenya (perhaps to avoid possible law suits by Obama’s Truth Squad?).

  52. Dave Mckonnelle Says:

    Obama Hussein is a monkey. Fuck him and fuck this country if he wins the election.

  53. wits0 Says:

    McCain defended YoBama but that monkey laughs at Palin being depicted as a white ghost: http://tinyurl.com/4muetz

  54. rreggie Says:

    Obama is a wolf. He’s got so much hate money behind him he getting delusions of grandeur! His wife Michelle is a typical angry black woman. Face it, they hate white people and honestly believe that once in the Whitehouse they’ll be able to undo all the “wrongs” and “injustices” to black Negros since this country was founded.

    I’m no racist… I am realist.

  55. Lee Says:

    Obama on September 17, according to talk show Limbaugh, told his supporters that ” get in their FACE”, when discussing Obama. The 60’s generation are trying to take over, and a majority of Democrats are from that time period. This is all about control and movement of that racial time period. However, there is a large group of conservative African Americans that cannot stand Obama and will vote Republican.
    The drive-by media is trying to cause issues to include, initiating trouble for other whites, and other races for not wanting to vote for Obama. A investigation into the media frenzy needs to be carried out and Media personnel charged accordingly.

  56. julie ette Says:

    it’s a free country, i can say what i want. oops…last time i checked that is. michele obama as first lady? that’s a joke. she looks like a monkey! as do her two monkey children. obama is an idiot and ‘got lucky’ that’s for sure. it’s a sad, sad day for the usa!!

  57. Paul Says:


  58. Jamie Says:

    Yes, he won a whole lot of f***ers to lead as the POTUS.

  59. Gabber Says:

    Obama is a total idiot. And he’s about to lead a bunch of idiots who elected him. Most idiots that voted for him, have no idea what he stands for or believes. Well guess what? We’re all about to find out. Taking tax payers money, and giving free handouts to the welfare pukes in this country. Yeah, that’s all we need. More government hand outs. Great idea. That should make us all feel better. Wake Up America! The poor are going to pull the middle class right down there with them. I’m sure you poverty fu*ks want this. As for those of us who actually work for a living, this is the beginning of the end. America is heading to becoming a second nation world. You know, the ghetto?

  60. simon thong Says:

    No, Obama is not a total idiot. He’s very smart. He has to be, to win. Being smart or stupid is not the question. It is his integrity that concerns me. He’s smart enough to lie convincingly, to persuade so many to believe in him. He will make monkeys of them all.

  61. wits0 Says:

    He is too smart and his hitherto media supporters not so. In his first hundred days, we’ll see how things work out as the detractors increase when he reveal signs that he can’t deliver. The old printed MSM is one potential source as the economy hits them hard. It’ll come to pass.

  62. simon thong Says:

    Germany is in recession. Hong Kong is in recession. Euro Community is faced with recession. Macao promises not to let its 6 casinos fold up. When the whole world is falling relentlessly into the grip of economic gloom and doom, will Obama deliver economic salvation?

  63. bill Says:

    Obama looks a whole lot like a monkey, his wife even more so. The fact that they’ll both be stinking up the WHITE house is pretty terrible. The fact that all these black people who never cared about our country came out to vote, with no understanding of any of the issues, solely because a black man was running, is the scariest part of our country’s future.

  64. Indian Says:

    House negroes

  65. John Says:

    How can I order one of those T-shirts? Curious George has until now been one of my favorite characters. I cant believe he would vote for Hussein. Acorn must have registered him.
    Since Pres. Bush was called W by all Democrats, I’ll call our new pres elect Hussein.
    Hussein was right though, you can put lipstick on a pig and its still a pig. (I wasnt aware of the fact that he helps his wife put on her makeup).
    It’s a good thing Hussein’s grandmother didnt raise his mother to be a racist or he would have had to grow up white and not be able to be a victim.
    What really gets me is how Democrats can refer to Colin Powell (who I used to have the utmost respect for, but now am disgusted by the mention of his name) as “Uncle Tom” when he supported Pres. Bush, but the minute he turns into a brainless moron, they consider him a hero. Then again, Ted Kennedy has always been considered a great American by the Demos, but we all know why that murderer has always voted the way he has. A brain tumor.
    It’s also a good thing his mother didnt believe in abortions as he does, or he wouldnt even be here to endorse the killing of babies.

  66. Scott Thong Says:

    Yeah, and take a gander at how race-monger Al Sharpton can call Powell a ‘house negro’, then denounce the use of the term ‘house negro’ by anyone when Al Qaeda’s no.2 calls Obama that.

    But of course, Liberals are so enlightened that normal standards and the cold, unbending logic of reality do not apply to them.

  67. moontanned Says:

    Dude….you have some serious anger management issues!!! Get help, please! Strangely you call yourself a Christian when you dont seem to be able to practice the very basic principles of Christianity. Shame on you!!! It is people like you who give this religion a bad name.

  68. wits0 Says:

    moontanned, consider this:

    “Many a coward has been bolstered in his conviction against challenging tyranny by not reading too deeply into the Scriptures. Yet, nowhere does the Bible ever suggest evil rulers are to be obeyed. When the rule of men conflicts with the commands of God, the Bible leaves no doubt about where we should stand. ” u/q

    Pray Obama fails
    by Joseph Farah


  69. Scott Thong Says:


    moontanned, you do realize I am using sarcasm to make a point in my post, don’t you? My post is actually pointing out the hypocrisy of liberals who go all wild and enraged when anyone makes fun of their beloved Obamessiah, while simultaneously showing zero respect for Bush.

  70. stereomanic Says:

    moontanned..what is the basics of a christian?
    i’m sorry..i guess you know…
    heaven is not filled with good people…just former sinners like you and i…
    don’t be so self-righteous.
    i’ve been in between religious folks and so called liberals…
    both sides make me want to puke my vomit into a bucket and equally distribute it to both sides as a token of my appreciation..
    but you americans have made america from the land of freedom of speech to some politically correct dumbasses that get scared of muslims and kowtow to their demands(like a cresent moon on a christmas tree…get out of our holidays okay buddy) rather than anything else…you people are getting weirder…
    i hope obama have wisdom of god..shit, i hope he ask for it..

  71. Scott Thong Says:

    I thought Obama was his own deity. (Sarcasm)

  72. hutchrun Says:

    moontanned pussy wussies

  73. Yea Says:

    Now looking at those pictures…..he really does look like Curios George.

  74. f*ck you Says:

    You’re a complete racist fool.

  75. Scott Thong Says:

    Yeah, you hear that o liberal Obama supporter who gets riled up whenever someone raises legitimate criticisms of your totally unqualified, race-based Messiah? Like he says, you are a complete racist fool!

  76. wits0 Says:

    Love to see pathological monkee supporters jump. It confirms that Obamanation is truly an abomination.

  77. ObamaGorilla Says:

    I think it’s great that Obama is in the White House with his Nappy Headed Ho’s. Now I don’t have to go to the Zoo.

    Change you can believe in. I think he meant his chimp diapers.

    I too hope he fails.

    He’s a trained monkey

  78. wits0 Says:

    BDS was/is okay but the monkee is god, one regarded by his followers as even greater than Hanuman!

    He will fail.

  79. How’s That Postracial Thing Working Out For You? Says:

    […] Some have contended that there’s a double standard associated with this comparison because, while we’re outraged at the aforementioned cartoon, we were fine with the Bush monkey cartoons and the Condoleeza Rice as House Nanny references. While I see what they’re getting at, I also think that highlighting the President of the United States getting shot and killed and simultaneously showing a Black man getting shot “like the monkey he is” raises the stakes to degrees that underrepresented people are all too accustomed to in this country. I’m not excusing the Bush monkey stuff or the Condoleeza stuff because, frankly, I disagree way more with their policies than their person. But this comparison is shallow at best. I just don’t think comparing George W. Bush’s facial expressions to a monkey’s carries the same implications to, say, Barack Obama as a shot-down angry monkey. You can disagree with the policies, but this takes it to a whole ‘nother level. […]

  80. suhas Says:

    I don’t know why u compared with man and monkey. At first one thing u need to mind it, man generation comes from monkey only…….

    St.Xaviers College

  81. Scott Thong Says:

    Speak for yourself…

    I shall thusly recite to you an old joke:

    A child went up to his mother and says: “Mommy, I don’t understand. You say that I’m a child of God. But daddy says we are descended from monkeys.”

    Mom replies: “That’s because he’s talking about his side of the family, and I’m talking about mine.”

  82. simon thong Says:

    That story is approriate, lol.

  83. Noble Amy Says:

    My friends and I made a video about this

  84. Jerry M. Dearmond Says:

    Obama does look like a chimp !!

    Where can I buy the curious George T shirt ? eBay ??

  85. Scott Thong Says:

    Sadly, I think it’s banned now due to political correctness and any mockery of Obama being considered an ‘assassination threat against the President’…

    Oklahoma City cop Pulls man Over for Having “Abort Obama Not The Unborn” Sign on His Car

  86. wits0 Says:

    In Rantburg, you could also be banned from commenting if you infer that Mugabe looks like an ape.

  87. Roxanne Says:

    Three Monkeys Agree ‘Tis Man’s Disgrace!

    Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree
    Discussing things as they are said to be
    Said one to the others, “Now listen, you two,
    There’s a rumor around that can’t be true
    That man descended from our noble race
    The very idea is a great disgrace.”

    “No monkey has ever deserted his wife
    Starved her babies and ruined her life
    And you’ve never known a mother monk
    To leave her babies with others to bunk
    Or pass from one on to another
    Till they scarcely knew who is their mother.”

    “Here’s another thing a monkey won’t do
    Go out at night and get in a stew
    Or use a gun or club or knife
    To take some other monkey’s life
    Yes, man descended, the ornery cuss
    But, brother, he didn’t descend from us.”

    Author unknown

  88. Jamie Says:

    Well, monkeys eat baby monkeys. If they have to beat them to death using a club before eating them then they will. So yes they don’t use guns, but they do use clubs and would use knives (if they knew how to) to take some other monkey’s life.

    Said unknown author suffers from a lack of knowledge.

  89. How’s That Postracial Thing Working Out For You? « International Educational Directory Says:

    […] Some hit contended that there’s a threefold accepted related with this comparability because, patch we’re outraged at the aforementioned cartoon, we were dustlike with the Dubya monkey cartoons and the Condoleeza Rice as House Nanny references. While I wager what they’re effort at, I also conceive that lightness the President of the United States effort effort and killed and simultaneously display a Negroid Negro effort effort “like the monkey he is” raises the wager to degrees that underrepresented grouping are every likewise habitual to in this country. I’m not excusing the Bush monkey clog or the Condoleeza clog because, frankly, I dissent artefact more with their policies than their person. But this comparability is alter at best. I meet don’t conceive scrutiny George W. Bush’s facial expressions to a monkey’s carries the aforementioned implications to, say, Barack Obama as a shot-down provoked monkey. You crapper dissent with the policies, but this takes it to a full ‘nother level. […]

  90. daedalus Says:

    so what exactly is evil about differences of race?
    You use the Trotsky SCARE word ‘racism’. so, what?

    Now, a Tiger and a Lynx are each ‘cats’.
    It is hardly (ala Trotsky) CAT-ISM!!! to say that
    a Lynx is not a Tiger.

    Get over it. And Take Monkey-bama and Bush-berger with you.

  91. ashley Says:

    hahahahahaha. now that’s funny!

  92. Real Conservative Says:




  93. Obi1canopy Says:

    At the Passover seder, Jews around the World say, “Go out and learn what Lavan the Aramite wished to do to our forefather Jacob, for Pharoah only decreed that the males [should die] and Lavan wished to uproot everything.” Science Minister Daniel Hershkowitz (Jewish Home) alluded to that passage today when he referred to President Obama’s ‘no natural growth in the settlements’ decree as being ‘worse than Pharoah.’

    “The American demand to prevent natural growth is unreasonable, and brings to mind Pharaoh who said: Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river,”


  94. Obi1canopy Says:

    On Thursday, June 4, the day before the 42nd anniversary of the Six Day War’s outbreak, American President Barack Hussein Obama will attempt to set in motion a process that will push Israel back to the armistice lines of 1949, if not to those of June 4, 1967.

    Expectations are high for Obama’s Middle East visit, which begins with a meeting with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Wednesday to discuss the Arab peace initiative and relations with Iran before he arrives in Egypt the next day.

    The goal of two states living side by side, with the holy sites in Jerusalem under international jurisdiction, is to receive a new push by Obama.

    “Some of the things that you will hear in the speech are returning to proven and effective policies and initiatives that have . . . served the national interest well in the past,” said Denis McDonough, Obama’s foreign policy adviser.

  95. Weston Krogstadt Says:

    I think he looks a whole lot more like Curious George than George W ever did.

  96. V.E.G. Says:

    Arlene Elshinnawy is not going to like this. On April 20, 2008, Arlene (a black woman marrying to an white Egyptian) went bye-bye and I am glad she is not around to see the effects.

  97. Simone Says:

    Leroy if Blacks are monkeys, how come they run America? Why do you, the intelligensia, and others wankers that feel this way let that happen? Where do you get your facts son?

  98. Cesar Says:


    Curious Geoge it’s fun.

  99. kesava Says:

    “Leroy if Blacks are monkeys, how come they run America?”

    Not sure if they do. The last time American negroes were made to run any state it was Liberia….and see what they made out of it.

  100. mark deuteronomovic Says:

    Under Rumsfeld, Pentagon published Bible verses on top-secret intel reports.

    In a lengthy article on Donald Rumsfeld’s rocky tenure as Defense Secretary, GQ published never-before-seen cover sheets from top-secret intelligence briefings produced by Rumsfeld’s Pentagon. Starting in the days surrounding the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the cover sheets featured inspirational Bible verses printed over military images, […]

  101. mark deuteronomovic Says:

    Hitler’s Bible

    John on August 9, 2006

    For some time, atheists and Christians have argued over whether Hitler was in fact an atheist or a practicing Catholic. Neither case has really stuck (for good reason I believe). Those that have looked at the record find Hitler quoting bits of scripture and then immediately twisting the meaning to suit his own vision, almost as if he were reading a different Bible.

    As it turns out, that may not be far from the truth. A copy of a “Bible” specially prepared by Hitler has been recently discovered. This “Nazi Bible” removes references to Jews and to ideas like compassion. It replaces the 10 commandments with 12 different ones. Appropriately, “Thou shalt not kill” and “Thou shalt not steal” were scrapped in favor of “Honor your Fuhrer” and “Keep the Blood Pure.” According to this story at Religion News Blog:

    It was printed in 1941 by a company in Weimar and was shipped out to thousands of churches across Nazi-occupied Europe… At its height, a team of 50 worked on re-writing hymn books and the Bible.

    I think this discovery should put to rest once and for all the canard that Hitler was a Christian. His beliefs, so far as we can discern them, seem to have been more influenced by Wagner’s Operas than by the Bible. It should also cast some doubt on the allegiance rank and file Christians in Germany and elsewhere had to Hitler. Although 100,000 copies of this “Bible” were printed by the Third Reich, only a handful are believed to exist today. As the story in the Mirror notes:

  102. rahsia Says:


  103. stiletto Says:


  104. Jesse Says:

    Barack is a monkey.

  105. wits0 Says:

    A Monkey to shape the future:

    Shaping the Future
    Joseph Ashby
    There is one line of Obama’s Wednesday night speech that keeps bothering me.

    During the speech I, like many others, was frustrated by the president’s lies, manipulations and petty partisanship. But those feelings ebbed in the hour or so after the joint session address.

    But there was one part, unrelated to health care specifically, that keeps popping into my head. Near the end of the speech the president said: “We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.”

    The line was not at the end of loud rhetorical flourish, signaling the time for applause, yet the chamber erupted in cheers. A certain energy seemed to fill the room as the liberals listening to the speech inwardly realized the magnitude of the president’s statement. Their hearts began to race and their eyes grew wide as a new awareness of the tangibility of their power began to sink in.

    When the president and his cohorts embrace the idea that the course of the country should be fashioned by their brilliance or benevolence, they embrace the mindset of the totalitarian. It is a belief that a few should rule over the rest.

    Obama and the Democrats (or any elected official) are not in Washington to shape the future, but to preserve the past while individuals Americans decide their own future. The presidential oath is to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

    The ‘shape the future’ phrase explains Obama’s mindset in a way his other 5,500 words couldn’t. Underneath it all, the speech wasn’t really about insurance, medical care or bipartisanship. The address was about a misshapen idea that, when espoused, changes the president from a citizen protector of Constitutional rights to a despotic destroyer of those rights; all in the name of “shaping the future.”

  106. shawn Says:

    Many people of all races resemble monkey’s if you take a close look. Bush kinda looked like a chimp especially when scratching his head. There nothing wrong or racist about calling Obama a monkey. some of the people who call him a monkey may be racist, but some just truly dislike him and his policies and they should be able to say or depict him anyway they want. For this is still America for now, We still have some freedom left which make us a little differn’t from England. Each adminstration slowly takes away our freedom’s. One can be arrested for just speeking the wrong words to another “that not what America’s supposed to be”. The difference between this administration and the past one’s is the fact we have been slowly rolling down the hill of being less free, the past 20 yrs at least. Obama comes along and gives us a big kick down the hill of being less free and if we start to slow down he’ll be there to kick us once more. We will lose more small and big freedom’s in our life in a year then the past twenty.

    God Bless America
    Land of the semi-free
    Home of the slaves
    With liberty and justice for some.

  107. Scott Thong Says:

    We aren’t racists… We don’t like his white half either.

  108. Charles Says:

    Liberals are hypocrtical pieces of sh*t. Go fvck yourself.

  109. Adifferentview Says:

    Chaaaarrrlieeeeee! didn’t your mum slap you for being foul-mouthed?

  110. Danny Boy Says:

    So it was ok to portray George W. Bush as a monkey and noone said anything, but now all of the sudden, because Michele Obama is portrayed as one as well, all hell is breaking loose? Screw that. Black people see racism everywhere, even if there is none.

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  112. chuttha singh Says:

    what a load of white supremacist twoddle! Modern society has no room for the social conditioning which gives the white man presumed superiority over the rest. Wake up and smell the coffee.

  113. Adifferentview Says:

    I’m neither black nor white, but Obama doesn’t exactly inspire me. Indeed, I may rate Carter higher…which doesn’t say much for Obama! Does that make me a white supremacist? Try not to lump everyone into that convenient “white supremacist” bin..it’s not helpful to discussion.

  114. K.B. Says:

    I wonder how many people actually are racist who claim they aren’t. How many times have you heard someone say something inappropriate and they said nothing against the derogatory slur or sexist statement that was made, and just merely gave a small laugh or smile. We all know WHY people make those kinds of statements, because they know who’s weak and wouldn’t speak out against them. When you don’t say anything, the speaker knows that “Even thou you aren’t with him, ….. he knows YOU won’t be against him.” He/she knows they can say what ever they want, and you’ll just go along with it…… Either way, they think you’re either with them, or too weak to stand against them, or too stupid to know what their real intentions are.

  115. John McCormack Says:


    Listen my children to a feat of renown–
    The midnight ride of Scott P. Brown.
    On the nineteenth of January, in Twenty-Ten,
    Hardly a man will forget just when
    Obamacare came crashing down.

    Scott said to his friend, “If Senator Kennedy dies,
    I’ll fight for his seat–for the people’s seat.
    I’ll ask my fellow Bay Staters to rise
    And the liberal establishment to defeat.
    Martha Coakley will try her luck;
    But I will turn to my trusty truck,
    Ready to ride and spread the alarm
    Through every Middlesex village and farm,
    For the country folk to be up and to arm.”

    Then he said “Good-night!” and with muffler on
    Silently drove around Charlestown,
    Just as the moon rose in the night sky,
    Where the lit Capitol was looming high–
    The Capitol–the Democrats’ redoubt,
    Where every party hack and lout,
    In Boston as in Washington, D.C.,
    Was spending the taxpayers’ money
    And the people thought it no longer funny….

  116. monkeypaw Says:

    Bumbling Obama has been an abject failure on every foreign policy front this past year:

    Stockholm Syndrome: “A term used to describe the positive bond some kidnap victims develop with their captor.”

    Copenhagen Syndrome: The peculiar psychology of Barack Obama’s first year in office.

    In fact, Mr. Obama’s first year in office amounts to a long parade of rebuffs. His inaugural address famously offered the world’s dictators an outstretched hand in exchange for an unclenched fist. From North Korea, he got missile and nuclear tests. From Iran, he got a contemptuous rejection of his extraordinary offer to enrich uranium for it. From Cuba, Fidel Castro said last month that “the empire’s real intentions are obvious, this time beneath the kindly smile and African-American face of Barack Obama.” From Venezuela, Hugo Chávez is now comparing Mr. Obama to the devil, a shtick he first tried out on George W. Bush back when liberals thought it was kind of funny.

  117. madelien Says:

    I am so tired of the double standard: liberals can say and do anything, and conservatives can’t. The media is so far up Obama’s @#!%.
    Bush admited to doing cocain, so did Obama, but Bush is the addict. Bush didn’t go into the military, and neither did Obama. But Bush is the Dodger. Bush sent troops to war and he is a killer. Obama lied and said he would bring the troops home, and he has sent more! Again, no response from the media.
    I could go on…..

  118. Scott Thong Says:

    You don’t need to, madelien – the liberal MSM is still at it!


  119. madelien Says:

    Thanks Scott Thong, that was validating to read!

  120. Scott Thong Says:

    Just wait for it… When Palin takes the Presidency 2012, the lie-beral media will be even more vicious towards her than they are now…


    And the double standards we’ve already seen will only get worse…




  121. Mark Williams Says:

    ‘Our Half White, Racist President’

  122. madelien Says:

    Scott Thong- excellent points.
    Mark Williams-
    That is so true. And he hates America. Where is his birth ceritificate, anyway? He made a calculating decision to side only with the black part of his ancestry to play up the victim/dependendent on the govenment mentality so he can sell the democrats big government policies.
    BTW I live in MA. Go Tea Party!!

  123. Scott Thong Says:

    So true, he is half-black…

    Not true, this news piece is about a famous Black producing the birth cert…

  124. Scott Thong Says:

    Oops, sorry! Wrong person! But here’s the actual one…

  125. madelien Says:


  126. obama gores Says:

    Warning: watching American politicians argue about healthcare can be seriously damaging to your health. Symptoms may include migraines, extreme fatigue and sudden violent urges. In the event of exposure to competing statistics — regarding “donut holes”, “HMO deductibles”, “reconciliation devices” or suchlike — seek immediate medical help.

  127. James Fitzgerald Says:

    I did not vote for this monkey. Then he tries to chastise senator Mcaine last week. I can’t stand looking at him, I can’t stand his voice. His body language sickens me when he pulls his n*gger jog. I have nothing against black people, I just don’t like n*ggers.

  128. blonde angel Says:

    You blacks think everything levelled against you is racism don’t you!

    You don’t want to take any responsibility for your pathetic shortcomings, or your crimes against decent, beautiful and hard working good American people.
    You blacks are criminals and deserve to be lynched by the Ku Klux Klan.

    You blacks have wrecked and ruined the whole beautiful concept of in music by establishing your primitive sh*thouse jungle rhythm noise and calling it music.

    You blacks are the destroyers of everything that was ever cultured and beautiful in mankind.

    Be ashamed of yourselves you disgusting ugly ape faced animals n*ggers,be very ashamed you ugly,gorilla faced primitive violent pimps, you n*gger apes. You blacks will never have the IQ or the beauty of the Whiteman or Woman.

    Obama is the ruin of America.

    Ugly,African Muslim piece of Sh*t you!

  129. Scott Thong Says:

    Not all black people, surely? Even Condi Rice, Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, Michael Steele? So I think you mean just the entitlement-mentality liberals.

    And while I truly dislike most of R&B, hip hop and gangsta rap, I like the music of Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway. Blacks comprise some of the greatest jazz, rock and disco artistes.

  130. madelien Says:

    Wow Blonde Angle. I only agree with your first sentence.
    Scott Thong is right, not all are like that.
    I am truly disappointed with Colin Powell. The Democrats/Liberals/Black community believe Condi, Clarence, etc. are white because they are successful and smart and have aspirations. Expecting less of the black community only serves to dumb them down and depend on the government. Then it all comes out of our wallets.

  131. King Chimp Says:

    Bush’s white grand father wasn’t called a monkey then lynched on tree.
    M. Obama’s grand fathers were called that then lynched. simple
    you call her chimp you are a bigot and raciest no double standard.
    plus white victimization dont work.

  132. Scott Thong Says:

    Very good!

    Now explain how this legitimizes the racist portrayals of Condoleeza Rice.

  133. madelien Says:

    Don’t forget, Obama is HALF white, so only one grandfather was. Playing the victim for centuries is not going to get you anywhere, except suckling on the government’s tit. The Left makes a living on exploiting racism, and promoting rifts between whites and blacks.

    The double standard does exist. Look at Harry Reid, a Leftist Nut, making a comment about “the black dialect” If a WHITE CONSERVATIVE said that they would have been forced to resign. Why does Senator Byrd (Sp?) a “former”Ku Klux Klan, have a job in politics? It’s OK because he’s a liberal.

  134. hutchrun Says:

    “M. Obama’s grand fathers were called that then lynched. simple” – King Chimp

    That is a LIE. Obama`s freaking monkee grandfathers/mothers/nieces/whatever were running around in Kenya in loincloths.

  135. Scott Thong Says:

    And his white side owned slaves.


    Btw, his black half were Muslims. What is the Arabic word for black and what is the Arabic word for slave?

  136. wits0 Says:

    If the Ayrabs were not steep in the slave trade, how could the whites have gotten so many black slaves in the bad old 18th century?

    Wasn’t SA the last country to reluctantly stop slavery in the nineteen sixties under the weight of UN/world opinion?

  137. Scott Thong Says:

    Wasn’t SA the last country to reluctantly stop slavery in the nineteen sixties under the weight of UN/world opinion? – wist0

    Officially, yes. Off the Politically Correct radar, thousands are still slaves in various Islamic states.


  138. madelein Says:

    Speaking of Kenya, how is Obama’s brother anyway…..

    Since he is Muslim, funny how Obama is not even addressing the “honor killings” in the US by Muslim extremists.

  139. hutchrun Says:

    The Monkee`s Paw:

    And National Journal, unlike the AP, has numbers (all voter counts are rounded to the nearest thousand):

    • Ohio Democratic turnout was down to 663,000 from 872,000 in 2006. Four years ago, neither the candidate for governor nor for senate (both of whom prevailed in the general election) had a primary opponent, whereas this year there was a competitive primary for the open seat now held by Sen. George Voinovich. On the Republican side, 728,000 voters turned out, even though the highest-ranking office with a contested primary was secretary of state.

    • In North Carolina, 425,000 Democrats turned out to vote in a competitive primary to replace Sen. Richard Burr–a turnout of 14.4%, down from 18% in 2004, when the Senate primary was uncontested and the incumbent Democratic governor “faced only a gadfly candidate.” On the Republican side, 373,000 voters turned out this year for an uncompetitive primary, up from 343,000 “in the equally non-competitive primary in ’04.”

    • The Indiana Republican primary attracted 550,000 voters, up 14.6% from 2006, when Sen. Richard Lugar ran unopposed.

    The high Republican Senate turnout in Indiana is no surprise, given that the primary was competitive and the seat is open. (The same is true, however, in Ohio on the Democratic side.) Bayh’s late withdrawal precluded a primary for the Democrats, who are expected to “hand-pick” Rep. Brad Ellsworth to oppose Coats. The victory of the establishmentarian Coats supports the AP’s suggestion that the results reflect “the limited influence of the conservatives and libertarians who make up the fledgling tea party coalition”–although John Fund counters in today’s Political Diary email newsletter (subscribe here) that Coats’s unimpressive 39% showing suggests that “his latest career as a lobbyist and recent move back from Virginia worked against him.”

    In any case, the larger trend would seem to be the shift back to the GOP in three key states Barack Obama carried in 2008–a possible indication that voter anger over economic woes, persistently high unemployment and Congress itself is influencing elections.

    -James Taranto

  140. Ricky Says:

    All i can say is how do you folks that voted for Obama like him now!
    he is going to bankrupt America and live like a king with your tax dollars
    that he’s stacking up right now.. Happy Welcome to the Change~~

  141. Mr. K. Black Says:

    I remember hearing a comedian years ago talk about that very same thing. How White folks always tries to speak on Black Folks that we looked like monkeys. He had people in the audience rolling (laughing), because what you said was true. He simply said or stated:

    Black’s don’t have short STRAIGHT hair,…., but white people do!
    Black’s don’t have thin lips……………………, but (most) white people do!
    And if I’m correct, the show about a “Man” running around and swinging in the trees with monkeys,…. wasn’t that a “WHITE- MAN?”

    But in truth, isn’t it the inadequate and insecurities of a PERSON that tries to point fingers at someone to improve the outlook of themselves. If a man/woman was so together in spirit, in mind, body and soul then why are you/they trying to knock down someone else to build up their own self-esteem. Back in the day, some WHITE said things to fester the support of others who were going through some ordeal. Cowards run in pacts and a weak fool needs the support of other weak and STUPID fools to believe and invest in their poor and ignorant ideology. Isn’t it about time that the truth of what weak whites (and I said WEAK WHITES) do and say things to keep others down is to keep themselves up. But this country has a history of racism.
    Look up:

    “The Dred Scott Supreme Court Decision” where a supreme court judge Taney said that “Taney — a staunch supporter of slavery and intent on protecting southerners from northern aggression — wrote in the Court’s majority opinion that, because Scott was black, he was not a citizen and therefore had no right to sue. The framers of the Constitution, he wrote, believed that blacks “had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever profit could be made by it.”

    Referring to the language in the Declaration of Independence that includes the phrase, “all men are created equal,” Taney reasoned that “it is too clear for dispute, that the enslaved African race were not intended to be included, and formed no part of the people who framed and adopted this declaration. . . .”!
    This is what an educated WHITE-MAN on the Supreme Court said,…. but then again he had a vested interest in his decision.

    “Detroit’s 8 mile Wall” was how the FHA would “Red-Tag” neighborhoods to (so call determine their value) by WHO lived in the area. Living near minorities in those days could lower the value of your property. So whites in Detroit made an “8 Mile Wall” that would technically separate them from the other races (minorities) and increase the value of their property. It’s known and a part of this country’s history.

    The “One Drop Of Blood” rule. this is where the WHITE-MAN used this to scare every ignorant soul to believe what they and you know and feel. How many white people have you ever heard say “I’m not prejudice, I have BLACK friends”, well, if they were your true friend why do you categorize them by color. A friend is a friend regardless of their appearance. True!

    And since WHITES do have control of the world, they have gained support by other nationalities by their denouncing their own individuality to want to be recognized as WHITE (by definition) and distance themselves from any other minority(s).

    Racism is LONG ingrained in the life of this country. So when you hear some ignorant (and ignorance is what we all can be to a point so don’t take it offensively)
    The scary thing is,…. hmmm, imagine if someone were using your ignorance as a tool to manipulate you to do what THEY wanted. To think, to believe, to act, to feel as they wanted you to respond. But just think, they’d have control of you and you’d think IT WERE YOU WHO WAS THE ONE DOING THE THINKING. That’s the funny part.

    I can’t make you believe anything,…. when you want an excuse to hate, you only need little reason to hate. And regardless how false the story, you’ll still try to find some validity to any act or statement. Period.

  142. hutchrun Says:

    And if I’m correct, the show about a “Man” running around and swinging in the trees with monkeys,…. wasn’t that a “WHITE- MAN?”

    You are talking of a white monkey which made it pleasant going to the cinemas.
    We are talking about the unpleasant black monkee in the White House.

  143. hutchrun Says:

    “…when you want an excuse to hate, you only need little reason to hate..”

    I hate black racists. They are the worst, violent & obnoxious kind.

  144. hutchrun Says:

    “All i can say is how do you folks that voted for Obama like him now!
    he is going to bankrupt America and live like a king with your tax dollars
    that he’s stacking up right now.. Happy Welcome to the Change~~”

    Ya, and next they`ll follow the black monkee walking on water. Just as well, they drown….there wont be much left soon anyway.

  145. salem Says:

    And if I’m correct, the show about a “Man” running around and swinging in the trees with monkeys,…. wasn’t that a “WHITE- MAN?”

    Ya, part of teaching your golliwog ancestors who used to go to him for help as many animals listened to him.
    But your dumb ancestors even having lived in the jungles for at least thousands of years couldn`t do what a single white baby that survived a plane crash and was raised by gorillas was later to do.

    That is even more proof of black genes gone bad. Too much inbreeding, that only slavery was able to open their minds.

  146. Simon Thong Says:

    A white baby raised by gorillas to govern them all? An ape-man, swinging from tree to tree? Great entertainment! A propagation of the myth of white supremacy? Doesn’t bother me. I’m a ubiquitous banana.

  147. hutchrun Says:

    “Great entertainment!”

    I esp liked the ones with Johnny Weismuller.
    I don`t like the ones with Obama and his myth of black & moslem supremacy.

  148. tarzen Says:

    “A white baby raised by gorillas to govern them all?”

    I cannot recall Tarzan “governing”.
    All he does is help around the blacks whenever they get some trouble. Something like those La Salle School teachers of days gone.
    Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote the books for an english speaking crowd.
    Just as why Hang Tuah cannot be a white guy.
    He also wrote of Tarzan in Mars etc.

  149. hutchrun Says:

    Did Edward Said Really Speak Truth to Power?

    “Said’s substitution of politics for scholarship in the name of “speaking truth to power” has spawned scores of students, professors, and journalists who seek to emulate his path to fame. Justifying any polemic under the rubric of speaking truth to power now brings reward in most Western universities. Said once described himself “as a teacher of how language is used and abused”;[64] indeed, he provided a global audience with a master class on the subject.

    It is ironic that while Said and his intellectual successors—Dabashi, Columbia University associate professor Joseph Massad, University of Michigan professor Juan Cole, and Chicago political scientist John Mearsheimer and his Harvard University coauthor Stephen Walt—seek to profit from false claims of persecution and censorship, across the Arab world, a plethora of reformers and opponents of authoritarian regimes suffer for attempting to speak truth to power. By substituting polemics for research and conflating academic freedom with freedom from academic standards, Said’s legacy may ultimately be to harm fact-based and lasting Middle East studies scholarship and instruction in American and European universities.”

  150. hutchrun Says:

    The Moment of Myth
    Edward Said (1935-2003)

    Close proximity to a majestic mountain is a mixed blessing — one is at once graced by the magnanimity of its pastures and the bounty of its slopes, and yet one can never see where one is sitting, under the shadow of what greatness, the embracing comfort of what assurance. The splendor of mountains — Himalayas, Rockies, Alborz — can only be seen from afar, from the safe distance of only a visual, perceptive, appreciative, awe-inspiring grasp of their whereabouts.

    A very happy few — now desolate and broken — have had the rare privilege of calling Edward Said a friend, fewer a colleague, even fewer a comrade, only a handful a neighbor — the closer you came to Edward Said the more his intimate humanity, ordinary simplicity, the sweet, endearing, disarmingly embracing character — his being a husband, a father, a father-in-law, an uncle, a cousin — clouded and colored the majesty that he was. Our emails and voicemails are still full of his precious words, his timely consolations, anecdotal humor, trivial questions, priceless advice — all too dear to delete, too intimate to share. We were all like birds flying around the generosity of his roof, tiny dandelions joyous in the shade of his backyard, minuscule creatures pasturing on the bounteous slopes of the mountain that he was.

    The prince of our cause, the mighty warrior, the Salah al-Din of our reasoning with mad adversaries, source of our sanity in despair, solace in our sorrow, hope in our own humanity, is now no more.

    In his absence now it is possible to remember the time when you were and he was not part of your critical consciousness, your creative disposition, your presence in the world — when he did not look over your shoulder watching every single word you wrote.

    If remembering the time that you were but he was not integral to you is not to be an exercise in archeological futility, then it has to account for the distance, the discrepancy, between the bashful scholasticism of the learning that my generation of immigrant intellectuals received and the confidence and courage with which we can stand up today in face of outrageous fortune — hand in hand with our brothers and sisters across races and nations, creeds and chaos — and say, “NO!”

    Today, there is a solidarity of purpose among a band of rebels and mutineers — gentiles are among us and Jews, Christians and pagans, Hindus and Muslims, atheists we are and agnostics, natives and immigrants — who speak truth to power with the voice of Edward Said the echo of our chorus. How we came here — where we are, hearing with his ears, seeing with his eyes, talking with his tongue — is a question not for making an historical record but for taking moral courage.

    Now in the moment of his myth, when Edward Said has left us to our own devices and joined the pantheon of mythic monuments, is precisely the time to have, as he once said, a Gramscian inventory of our whereabouts — once with, and now without him. Today the world is at once poorer in his absence and yet richer through his memory — and precisely in that paradox dwell the seeds of our dissent, the promise of our future, the solemnity of our oath at the sacred site of his casket.

    I come from a generation of immigrant intellectuals who mark the origin and disposition of their critical intelligence from the publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978). The shape of our critical character, the voice of our dissent, the texture of our politics, and the very disposition of our courage, are all rooted in every nook and cranny of that revelatory text. It was in the year of the Iranian Revolution, 1979, less than a season after the publication of Orientalism, that Samuel Klausner, who taught us theory and method, first introduced me to Edward Said’s spectacular achievement in an utterly prosaic manner. I was a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, finishing a dual degree in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies. By the time I read Orientalism (inhaled it rather, in one deep, satisfying swoop — drank it like a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day), I had already read Karl Marx, Max Scheller, Max Weber, and George Herbert Mead on the sociology of knowledge. What Said had argued in Orientalism was straight out of a sociology of knowledge angle — and yet with a globality of vision, a daring, defiant imagination, and with such an assured audacity that I remember I could not believe my eyes — that I was reading these words in that particular succession of reason and rhetoric.

    By the mid-1970s, my generation of sociologists at Penn had already started reading Michel Foucault in a systematic and rather unusual curriculum given that the discipline of sociology was then being rapidly sold out to federally funded policy research and demography — a downward spiral from which a once groundbreaking discipline never recovered. But at that time at Penn, Phillip Rieff, Digby Baltzell, Samuel Klausner, Harold Bershady, Victor Lidz, and Fred Block were serious theorists with a relatively universal approach to their sociological concerns. I wrote my doctoral dissertation with Phillip Rieff advising me on the sociological aspect of my work and with the late George Makdisi on the Islamic aspect. But the seed that Orientalism had planted in my critical consciousness never left my thoughts after that fateful Fall semester of 1979 when we read it with Samuel Klausner in that dimly lit, tiny room on the fifth floor of McNeal Building off Locust walk on the Penn campus — smack in the middle of the hostage crisis in Iran, when I could hear a chorus of Penn undergraduates shouting in unison, “Nuke Iran, Maim Iranians!”

    Take Orientalism out of that curriculum, Edward Said out of our consciousness, and my generation of immigrant intellectuals would all be a bunch of dispirited souls susceptible to chronic melancholy, or else, horribile dictu, who would pathetically mutate into native informers of one sort or another — selling their souls to soulless sultans in DC or else to senile patriarchs in Princeton.

    I had no clue as to Edward Said’s work in literary criticism prior to Orientalism, and for years after my graduation I remained entirely oblivious to it. It was Orientalism that would not let go of the way I thought and wrote about modern or medieval Islamic or Iranian intellectual history. From then on, I began a journey, at once professional and personal, moral and intellectual, that brought me literally to his doorstep on the campus of Columbia University — where I now teach. To my dying day, I will cherish the precise spot next to Miller Theater on the corner of 116th and Broadway where I met Edward for the first time and went up to him and introduced myself — the gratitude of a liberated voice in my greetings.

    I discovered Edward Said first from Orientalism then his writings on Palestine, from there to his liberating reflections on the Iranian Revolution, and then from there I began an almost Jesuit training in every single book he ever wrote and the majority of his essays and articles, reading and re-reading them like a dutiful student preparing for a doctoral exam, long after I was giving doctoral examinations.

    Today, of the myriad of things I have learned from Edward Said, nothing matters to me more than the rhapsodic eloquence of his voice — the majesty, confidence, courage, audacity, and poise of his diction, without which my generation of immigrant intellectuals would have been at the mercy of mercenary academics and embedded journalists who have now flooded the gutters of the mass media — uttering their pathologies with thick Arabic, Persian, or South Asian accents and yet speaking with a nauseating “We” that sides with the bankrupt architects of this predatory empire. In Edward Said’s voice, in his princely posture and magisterial air of confidence, the fragile tone of our almost silent objections and the frailty of our say in the matter suddenly rose to the occasion.

    Through Edward Said we suddenly found comrades we never knew we had, friends and families we never suspected in our own neighborhood — Asia, Africa, and Latin America suddenly became the extension of our home away from home. Jose Marti I discovered through Edward Said, as I did Kojin Karatani, Chinua Achebe, Eqbal Ahmad, Tariq Ali, Ranajit Guha, Gayatri Spivak, Seamus Deane, Masao Miyoshi, Ngugi wa Thiongo. Everyone else we thought we knew he made new sense of for us — Aime Cesaire, Frantz Fanon, Mahatma Gandhi, Mahmoud Darwish, Nazim Hikmat, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Faiz Ahmad Faiz.

    As the color of our skin began to confuse the color line drawn tyrannically between blacks and whites in the United States — segregated in the respective corners of their misplaced confidence about their races — we Asians and Latinos, Arabs, Turks, Africans, Iranians, Armenians, Kurds, Afghans and South Asians were instantly brought together beyond the uncommon denominator of our origin and towards the solidarity of our emerging purpose, the nobility of our handshake with Edward Said.

    For years after I had come to Columbia, I could not quite reconcile the public, mythic, iconic Edward Said, and the immediate Edward of my increasing acquaintance and friendship, camaraderie and solidarity. It was as if there was an Edward Said the Magnificent for the rest of the world and then another Edward for a happy few. The two were not exactly irreconcilable; they posited a question, a distance in need of traversing — how could a mortal so fragile, frail, and accessible cut a global figure so monumental, metaphoric, parabolic?

    When two years ago an infamous charlatan slandered me in a New York tabloid and created a scandalous website to malign my public stand against the criminal atrocities he supports, my voicemail was flooded with racist, obscene and threatening messages by the lunatic fringe he had let loose. Smack in the middle of these obscenities, as if miraculously, there was a message from Edward — a breath of fresh air, refreshing, joyous, re-assuring, life-affirming: “Hamid, my dear, this is Edward . . .” Life was so amazingly beautiful. I kept listening to those obscenities just for the joy of coming to Edward’s message. There was something providential in his voice — it restored hope in humanity. Today at Edward’s funeral, the heartbroken few who could look over the shoulder of the pallbearers of Edward’s coffin were witness to yet another sublime restoration of hope when Daniel Barenboim played Bach’s Prelude in E-Flat from Part I of the Well-Tempered Clavier as a musical tribute to his deceased friend. Those in the vicinity of this miracle saw and heard that the Maestro’s loving farewell was no longer just a virtuoso pianist playing a beautiful piece of music– but that they were privy to Daniel Barenboim speaking with Edward Said for the very last time, in the common language of their choice, privilege and transcendence.

    Edward Said was the walking embodiment of hope — one extraordinary incident that sought and detected an extraordinary sparkle in otherwise very ordinary people who happened on his watch. Years before, when I had open heart surgery and my dear, now departed, friend and colleague, Magda al-Nowaihi was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Edward was extraordinary in his support: calling on us regularly, sending us his new books and articles, reading our manuscripts, making fun of what he called our postmodernisms — he was the sound of our laughter, the color of our joy, the shape of our hope. Magda fought her malignant cancer for years until her young children became teenagers; I defied my congenital fate and lived — Edward, the model of our endurance, the measures of our truth, the meaning of our daring to walk into a classroom.

    The closer I became to Edward the more impossible it seemed to tell what exactly it was that went into the making of his heroic character in such mythic measures — by now I was too close to the mountain, embraced by its grace, oblivious to its majesty. But even in public, the account of his life that Edward Said published is no different. One reads his Out of Place (1999) in vain looking for a clue, a succession of historical or psychological causes and traits, as to what great or consequential events make for a monumentally moral life. Everything about Edward Said was rather ordinary, and yet an extraordinary adventure was made of the prosaic occurrences of this very life.

    Born in Palestine in 1935, named Edward after the Prince of Wales, he lived a life of exile like millions of other Palestinians in the Arab world. Sent to Mount Hermon High School in New England, and subsequently to Princeton and Harvard for his higher education, Edward Said reports of no extraordinary event that one can identify, analyze, theorize as the defining moment of the mythic figure that he cut at the time of his untimely death. Edward was an ordinary man. Edward Said was a giant. The distance was covered by nothing other than the glory of his daring imagination.

    Knowing Edward Said personally was a study in how heroes are made from the flesh and blood of the most ordinary and perishable realities. A Palestinian, an exile, an academic intellectual, a teacher, a scholar, a husband, a father, a friend: none of this common and abundant evidence of a disjointed world can account for the sum total of Edward Said as a towering figure measuring the very definition of a moral life.

    “Did you know Professor Said,” I asked Chaplin Davis here at Columbia when looking for a place for Miriam Said to receive the flood of visitors who wanted to pay their respects last Friday. “I never met him,” she said, “but I know he was a warrior,” and then she looked at me with a bright set of shining eyes and added “. . . for justice.” “It was just like a light going off on campus,” another colleague said of Edward’s death.

    If one is to begin anywhere to place the particulars of Edward Said’s moral and intellectual life together it is not in the prosaics of his exilic life that he shares with millions of others, Palestinian or otherwise, but in the poetics of his creative defiance of his fate — where he was able repeatedly to give birth to himself. At his death, Edward Said was the moral mandate, the volcanic outburst of a life otherwise wasted in and by accidents that accumulate to nothing. Exile was his fate and he triumphantly turned it into the fruit of his life — the gift he gave to a world now permanently cast into an exilic departure from itself.

    We can find few places in Out of Place that reveal the creative concatenation of such moments better than the concluding paragraph of the book. Like his life, Said’s autobiography has to be read from its endings and not from its beginnings. “Sleeplessness for me,” he says, “is a cherished state to be desired at almost any cost” (295). He stayed awake when the world went to sleep — the insomniac conscience of the world, conversant with Minerva, observant with his eyes wide awake, like a wise owl, all-seeing, all-hearing, vigilant. “There is nothing for me as invigorating as immediately shedding the shadowy half-consciousness of a night’s loss, than the early morning, reacquainting myself with or resuming what I might have lost completely a few hours earlier.”

    It is here, in the twilight borderline of repeated promises of a dawning light against the assured persistence of darkness, when it appears that the darker moments of our despair must yield to brighter hopes, that we always find Edward Said waiting for the rest of us to awake, to arrive. “With so many dissonances in my life I have learned actually to prefer being not quite right and out of place.” Right here, I believe, Edward Said has rested his case and left his indelible mark on the rest of us, trying, as we are, to learn from him how to complement fatefully while remaining humanly incomplete. That, in my judgment, is the principal reason why such a multitude of people ordinarily at political and ideological odds with each other deeply loved Edward without contradicting themselves or him. His was a spontaneous soul — he generated and sustained good will and moral purpose on the impulses of the premise he was given, not on the projected idealism of some metaphysical certainty.

    What was paramount about Edward Said is that in his utter solitude he was never alone. He always spoke for an otherwise muted possibility of living a moral life against all odds, a graceful David swinging his sling and launching his stones against the Goliath of a world so mercilessly cast in the logic of its own madness — to be the moral voice of a people, and to turn the tragic fate of that people into the tragedy of a global predicament in which we have all become homeless Palestinians. His virtue was to turn the vices of his time into momentous occasions for a more universal good that went beyond the specificity of one wrong or another. There was a catholicity to his liberating knowledge, a generosity to his moral rectitude, that easily transgressed boundaries and put to shame all territorial claims to authenticity. He was, as he rightly said, always slightly out of place, but that only brought out what was wrong with that place that could not completely accommodate him in the entirety of his character and culture.

    In his legacy, Said has made a universal virtue out of the particular predicament that the world handed him at birth. Born in Palestine but denied his ancestral claims on that land, raised in Egypt but schooled with a British colonial education, dispatched to the United States by way of his father’s claiming a more permanent part of his American dream but constantly driven to speak the truth of that lie to the powers that hold it, Said turned the inevitability of his fate into the defining moment of his stature as the iconic figure of an entire generation of hope — against a whole culture of despair.

    Edward Said’s life has its most immediate bearing as an eloquent testimonial of a people much maligned and brutalized in history. His life and legacy cannot and must not be robbed of that immediacy. It is first and foremost as a Palestinian — a disenfranchised, dispossessed, disinherited Palestinian — that Edward Said spoke. The ordinariness of his story — particularly in those moments when he spoke openly, frankly, innocently of his early youth, adolescence, sibling rivalries, sexual maturity, etc. — is precisely what restores dignity to a people demonized by a succession of purposeful propaganda, dehumanized to be robbed of their homeland in the broad daylight of history. No assessment of his multifaceted achievements as a teacher, a critic, and a scholar, no laudatory endorsement of his universal humanism, no perfectly deserving appreciation of him as a musician, an essayist, a subaltern theorist, a political activist, etc. — nothing should ever detract from his paramount significance as a Palestinian deeply wounded by the fate of what he repeatedly and wholeheartedly called “my people.”

    But Edward Said was not just a Palestinian, though a Palestinian he proudly was. Edward Said also became an icon, a moral paragon in a time when taking desperate measures have cast doubt on the very possibility of a moral voice, and here the ordinariness of his life makes the extraordinary voice that he was even more enduring. Said was not just a Palestinian. But he made every one else look like a Palestinian: made homeless by the mad logic of a brutal game of power that has robbed the whole world of any semblance of permanence.

    How to remain an incessantly moral voice in a morally impermanent world, how to transfigure the disfigured mutations of the world into a well-mannered measure of truth, how to dismantle the power that false knowledge projects and yet insist that the just is right and the truth is beautiful — that is the legacy of Edward Said, right from the mountain top of his majestic peak visible from afar, down to the slopes of his bountiful pastures which few fortunate souls were blessed to call home.


    Hamid Dabashi is the Chair of the Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC) Department, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies, and the Director of Graduate Studies at the Center for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University.

  151. hutchrun Says:

    This is the first systematic critique of Edward Said’s influential work, Orientalism, a book that for almost three decades has received wide acclaim, voluminous commentary, and translation into more than fifteen languages. Said’s main thesis was that the Western image of the East was heavily biased by colonialist attitudes, racism, and more than two centuries of political exploitation. Although Said’s critique was controversial, the impact of his ideas has been a pervasive rethinking of Western perceptions of Eastern cultures, plus a tendency to view all scholarship in Oriental Studies as tainted by considerations of power and prejudice.
    In this thorough reconsideration of Said’s famous work, Ibn Warraq argues that Said’s case against the West is seriously flawed. Warraq accuses Said of not only willfully misinterpreting the work of many scholars, but also of systematically misrepresenting Western civilization as a whole. With example after example, he shows that ever since the Greeks Western civilization has always had a strand in its very makeup that has accepted non-Westerners with open arms and has ever been open to foreign ideas. The author also criticizes Said for inadequate methodology, incoherent arguments, and a faulty historical understanding. He points out, not only Said’s tendentious interpretations, but historical howlers that would make a sophomore blush.

    Warraq further looks at the destructive influence of Said’s study on the history of Western painting, especially of the 19th century, and shows how, once again, the epigones of Said have succeeded in relegating thousands of first-class paintings to the lofts and storage rooms of major museums.


  152. Scott Thong Says:

    Dear Mr. K. Black,

    Uh… Okay.

  153. Scott Thong Says:

    That is even more proof of black genes gone bad. Too much inbreeding, that only slavery was able to open their minds. – salem

    Correction: Only slavery by whites, and emancipation led by whites. Slavery by other blacks and Arabs had been going on for millennia.

  154. madelein Says:

    OK mr. k.black:

    Keep on moaning and complaining about the the white man keeping you down. You sure are keeping the liberals rich. Have you looked at all the blacks in power positions out there? (uh..the man in the white house)

    Hutchrun you are so on point.
    I will never forget the most interesting and worthwhile graduate classes I took. It was taught by a BLACK PROFESSOR. The title? Reverse Racism in America.

  155. wits0 Says:

    The Loony Liberal Left accorded the defacto raving rights to Reverse Racism in the likes of Mugabe, Bishop Tutu and even Mandela and co. An inalienable Right for perpetuity!

  156. Obama hater Says:

    f*ck monkey boy and wife cheata

  157. John Ellis Says:

    Guess I’m also a racist, because I’m white and proud of it and since this dumb-a$$ half-n*gger, muslim, illegal-alien-immigrant who now claims to be a president (although he STILL hasn’t proved that he IS a legal US citizen) is in an office, the United States of America is going downhill faster than shit down the sewer! There are BLACK people, and there are n*ggers. There are NO “Afro-Americans”! There is NO such race. Only NEGROE. And I sure as hell didn’t vote for Barry Hussein Obummer, and never would have. Him and his bunch of thieves! They should be tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail! Better yet if Federal Marshall’s throw him in an orange jump-suit and march his ass off to jail for TREASON!

  158. madelein Says:

    The” annointed one’s” approval rating is in the 40% range. Even the wacko left is turning on him: I saw a bumper sticker in Arlington MA. ( the town that won’t have the American Anthem in schools) that said “1-20-13”. That’s when you know the sh*&# is hitting the fan for liberals.

  159. woodstok Says:


  160. woodstok Says:

    “And here in the United States,” Obama continued, “Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country.”

    Islam has always been a part of America? Really? Maybe Robert Gibbs will be so kind as to provide us with a list of the Muslim Founding Fathers, the Muslim heroes of the American Revolution, the names of the Muslims killed fighting in the Civil War (for the North, no doubt – you know, “racial equality”!), the Muslim Senators and Congressmen who served with distinction in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – I’m sure the Obama Administration will have no trouble coming up with all that, will they? And I trust it will also contain a list of those “extraordinary contributions” that Muslims have made to our country. Aside from being the impetus for some extraordinary innovations in airport security, I can’t think of any.

  161. woodstok Says:

    Mr. Obama, “Islam had no influence on the origins and development of the United States”

    The Washington Times sets the record straight on Obama’s Ramadan message. “EDITORIAL: Obama’s Islamic America: What country is he talking about?,” from The Washington Times, August 12:

    One of the earliest Muslims to come to the United States was a 17th-century Egyptian named Norsereddin, who settled in the Catskills and was described by one chronicler as “haughty, morose, unprincipled, cruel and dissipated.” Spurned by the princess of an Indian tribe that had befriended him, he managed through a subterfuge to poison her. He was later run down by the betrayed Indians, who burned him alive. It is not the kind of tale that makes it into politically correct history books.

  162. mandrill Says:

    Barack Obama’s presidency is illegal! That’s what political insiders are saying after a shocking birth certificate from a hospital in Kenya reveals America’s Commander-in-Chief was born in Africa! GLOBE has all the explosive details you can’t afford to miss!

  163. rob butterfield Says:

    Actually calling Michelle and Barack Obama monkeys is insulting to
    the intelliegence of the monkey.

    In the history of the USA, there has not been a couple so absolutely

  164. wits0 Says:

    “In the history of the USA, there has not been a couple so absolutely

    Or superficial and vain!

  165. JOn MOrel Says:

    fu??cking obama is a chimp, and his wife is low class chimp discasting I vomit every time I see her ugly fu4444cking face.

  166. Jeff Zappa Says:

    Barrak was the name of the Chimpanzee at the Washington DC zoo when I was a kid.


  167. madelien Says:

    I HATE OBAMA. Sorry, I can’t hold that in any longer!! Can anyone relate?
    Today is election day and the results are telling Obama, Get the Fu#@ out:) Got Tea?

  168. Holy-Terrorist Says:

    I taping (Holy-Terrorist:>*=* alien monkey xD
    lol, a Gir, a monkey!) in http://www.google.com and i looking your blog xD

  169. leah Says:

    well i think peeps just say obama looks like curious gearge because there both black….like duuh..

    Scott thong said-That is even more proof of black genes gone bad. Too much inbreeding, that only slavery was able to open their minds. – salem

    and Scott Ass Thong get a life you racist pric YOU WHITE PEOPLE ARE EVIL Except some…Just some….

  170. Simon Thong Says:

    Leah, Scott Thong is NOT white. LOL. Are you black, yellow, or just red with fury? Calm down.

  171. Scott Thong Says:

    Scott thong said-That is even more proof of black genes gone bad. Too much inbreeding, that only slavery was able to open their minds. – salem

    See that last word you put at the end there? That ‘salem’?

    That means that salem was the one who said the thing about inbreeding, and I was only quoting him to reply to it. Get that? It wasn’t me being racist. I thought the blockquotes would have shown that clearly.

    But it seems that you (under a sock puppet name) have been carefully searching around my blog for any Obama posts so you can get offended at them and comment angrily.

    So while you’re at it, here’s another few you may enjoy:

    Obama’s MASSIVE Failures

    Obama’s Approval Rating Hits Negative 22!!!

    Looks like there are LOTS of ‘racists’ out there who dislike Obama just because he’s black, nooooooo other reason I’m sure /sarc

  172. Simon Thong Says:

    By the way, Leah, ‘sarc’ doesn’t mean ‘sarcophagus’ but ‘sarcasm’.

    Scott has to be anti-white, anti-black, anti-green (if they came from Mars), anti-red and anti-every other color simply because he is yellow.

    Talking about yellow, look at what wikipedia came up with: Yellow Peril (sometimes Yellow Terror) was a colour metaphor for race that originated in the late nineteenth century with immigration of Chinese laborers to various Western countries, notably the United States, and later associated with the Japanese during the mid 20th century, due to Japanese military expansion.

    The term refers to the skin color of East Asians, and the belief that the mass immigration of Asians threatened white wages and standards of living.

  173. Leah Says:

    Ahh thank you i will enjoy cussing you on those posts to XD and simon thong get a life…

  174. Simon Thong Says:

    I have a life, Leah, a wonderful one. Don’t be bitter. Get a bit of joy which would do you wonders 🙂

  175. Alan Biancchi Says:

    Primate in Chief: A Guide to Racist Barack Obama Monkey Photoshops
    Anyone who has been on the real Internet knows that the Obama-as-ape Photoshop actually predates the mainstream talk about his birth certificate. How prevalent is it? Very. Here’s a collection of artwork depicting the nation’s first-ever African American president as a primate, which builds on a long history of various racist Obama caricatures.
    See the photo of Barack Obama Money on http://www.imageshumor.com/political/p1259-barack-obama-monkey-humor-the-president-of-the-united-stateshumor.html
    A perfect example of the argument in action is the post accompanying the above “Primate in Chief” image. It’s the kind of reasoning commonly employed in the online political debat.

  176. Mushu Friend Says:

    “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” – Dalai Lama

  177. Jean-Philippe Cyr Says:

    Je vais à la pêche le 4 juin 2011

  178. alby Says:


    Obama As A Monkey Is Racism, So Shut the F*ck Up Bush Chimp and Condi House N*gga « LEADING MALAYSIAN NEOCON…

  179. conserve amer. Says:

    i just want to buy a t-shirt with an ape dragging his knuckles dressed as Obama!!

  180. monkeyboyobama Says:

    obama and his camp call all people who disagree racists , and that includes black pieople who disagree so I must say that there are blacks and there are n*ggers and obama is a n*gger

  181. catford cat Says:

    catford cat…

    […]Obama As A Monkey Is Racism, So Shut the F*ck Up Bush Chimp and Condi House N*gga « LEADING MALAYSIAN NEOCON[…]…

  182. Gregory J. Papa Says:

    0bama U. Monkey

  183. ObamaTheN*gger Says:

    Obama is a stupid n*gger monkey who ears look like dumbos. I wonder if he can fly….

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  185. Rat Masterson Says:

    Nice! Of course, Obama made a monkey out of himself.

  186. hutchrun Says:


    In the old Dr. Faustus story, a young scholar bargains away his soul to the devil for promises of obtaining almost anything he wants.

    The American media has done much the same thing with the Obama administration. In return for empowering a fellow liberal, the press gave up its traditional adversarial relationship with the president.

    But after five years of basking in a shared progressive agenda, the tab for such ecstasy has come due, and now the media is lamenting that it has lost its soul.
    Four hundred reporters even formed their own off-the-record shared email chat group, JournoList, to strategize attacks against Obama’s political opponents. AttackWatch.com (paid for by Obama for America) read like some sort of secret-police operation, asking readers to report any criticism of Obama, as it compiled “Attack files” in blaring black and red headers.
    In one version of the tale, Dr. Faustus at least got 24 years of freebies before being hauled off to Hell. Our poor media did not even get five years of adulation before Obama called in their souls.


  187. Sarah Goodwich Says:

    So despite the fact that Obama has chimp-ears, nobody’s allowed to note the obvious resemblance because it MIGHT be construed as racist– i.e. guilty until proven innocent, i.e .NEVER.
    Where’s this “racial equality” the liberals are screaming about?

  188. MorpheusΩne Says:

    So, are you bigoted pieces of trash ever going to get over the fact that we really did have a black President?!

    For. Eight. Years. Too.

    Are you like, or are you literally the same as, the Trump-tards who can’t legitimately defend Trump & endlessly bring up Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in an attempt to deflect and ignore the reality that Trump is a delusional, unhinged & completely indefensible moron who is legitimately threatening Civil Rights, our environment, our rule of law, the credibility of everything that America stands for, at least based on logic, reason & common sense!?

    What about the conservatives who loath & despise Trump & are actively speaking out against him?

  189. Wayne Says:

    Ooooh! How some stupid (for lack of a better word) PEOPLE need to realize a few FACTS.
    1.) Whites talked about African-Americans saying we were animals and deserve nothing but to be treated as such. BUT,… wasn’t it the same (white) men and women sneaking to the slaves quarters in the middle of the night, what to have sex with the animals. So doesn’t that make them animals too. FU_K, nothing but hypocrites and contradiction artist.
    2,) Some of the greatest contributions to this world has been accomplished and achieved because of minorities. But you won’t admit it, because the truth HURTS, doesn’t it?
    3.)You say Obama looks like a monkey,…. WHAT ABOUT GEORGE BUSH. And like “Monkeys”, white people have thin lips and straight hair, not Afro-Americans. And for damn sure, it wasn’t no African up swinging in the trees with Cheetah, it was a man named Tarzan, and he was a white man,…… wasn’t he!

    But for sure there is something wrong,…. is it because when you speak an African-Americans name out loud YOU are looking in the mirror. because you sound like you’re talking about yourself.

  190. Scotttcast Says:

    Man, I am just happy to get a real comment that isn’t some spambot advertisement! It’s been so long…

  191. Wayne Says:

    It’s funny,…. some white folks say “Why can’t they just get over it!”, well, it seems those same people won’t let us get over it. Or else they wouldn’t still be calling us out of our names.

    Yes please, lets just get over it, BUT this time,…. why don’t you truly mean it, so we can believe it!

  192. Scotttcast Says:

    I dunno man, where I circle on Twitter, Obama’s mostly dropped out of the discussion unless he inserts himself like when he made the ‘Nazi party’ remarks in the last month or so.

    It’s mostly all Trump (pro or anti) stuff now.

  193. Wayne Says:

    True to that! But no-one can deny how foolish Trump is by his ranting’s. I’ve never heard anyone,… including Bush talk so ignorant. Do you think people only stand behind Trump because its safer, then they can claim they had no clue (like Trump) what was coming out of his mouth. But then again, what’s a better way to avert attention from a Big (mouth) problem than to point fingers at something or SOMEONE else. In the book “The Art of War” its said the best way to defeat an enemy is to battle him on two fronts. But in Trumps case, its him screwing up so much, with all the stupid things he says, and the criminal things he’s doing/done people are confused to the point of just giving up and quitting on trying to figuring out WHAT HE’S DOING. Trumps behavior is so pathological its genius. How many times have you seen or heard of someone who has done so much negative or stupid things you just write it off as,….. “Oh well, that’s The Donald!”

    Then again, most people are just trying to cover up the fact that THEY voted for him merely because HE WAS THEIR BEST CHANCE TO WIN THE ELECTION. Wow, is it worth all of what he’s done.

  194. Scotttcast Says:

    Your view is common, but less and less prevalent and more and more outdated as the year draws to a close.

    Scott Adams was one of the first to realize that Trump’s seemingly idiotic, insane behaviour was actually a persuasion strategy – it won him the GOP nomination and then the White House. And it’s led to an overall great year for him.

    Just look at all the media pieces that (grudgingly) admit how much Trump has gotten out of what he wants.

  195. Scotttcast Says:

    Adams predicted this sequence of events long in advance:

    1) Trump would win the GOP nominee slugfest.
    2) Trump would win the Presidency.
    3) Early 2017: Media would view Trump as insane, Hitlerish, evil dictator.
    4) Mid 2017: Lack of murderousness on the part of Trump would cause media to change gears to Trump being a bumbling, incompetent, buffoonish joke.
    5) End 2017: Trump getting things done would force media to admit he is effective – even if what he does, they don’t like.

    For example, the following links derived from JUST Mr Adams’ current twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays













  196. Wayne Says:

    My point exactly. My nephew use to tell lie, on top of lie, that sooner or later you just give up on the truth. Let’s just hope it doesn’t prove to turn criminal.

  197. Scotttcast Says:

    Well it’s not like other politicians are honest by any stretch… It’s just that Trump has been longer, and much more intensely, under the spotlight.

  198. MorpheusΩne Says:

    It seems that, at least for the most part, I agree with you.

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