Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monkeys,Politics, and Pets.


Not since the last King Kong movie has our primate friends gotten so much ink in one day. The header above pretty much sums it up.

I am sure everyone has heard by now, written about, or voiced their opinion about the New York Post cartoon allegedly depicting the author of the stimulus bill as a dead monkey. Tsk tsk tsk.

Honestly, I wasn't even going to blog about this monkey, I was going to blog about the other one in Connecticut. But so many folks e-mailed me about this story that I felt compelled to say a few words. I guess this cartoonist, Sean Delonas, was trying to link the two stories in his own sick demented way, (I swear I will never understand the conservative mind. More on that later ) but judging from the outcry from black folks and certain progressives in the majority population, it doesn't look like it went over too well. Travis the chimp was shot in cold blood in front of his owner. (Poor Travis, his owner adopted and raised the big guy like he was her own. She had him for 15 years, and then she had to put the big guy down. "He looked at me like, 'Mom, what did you do?".....I am going to leave this one alone, but you all know what I want to say right?) and there was Travis in the cartoon, full of bullet holes and looking very much dead. But where is the outrage from all my pet loving friends in A-merry-ca? Where is PETA? I guess if you are a big black brute of a pet all bets are off. But was Delonas trying to connect Travis to something far more sinister and offensive, or was he just using Travis to make a political point? (Oh come on field, why would you think he is trying to link Obama to a chimp? It's not like he looks like Patrick Ewing or anything....)

You black folks are losing your natural minds, because you have no doubt what Delonas was trying to do. But my question to you all would be this: why are you surprised? Let me explain something to you: this rag is owned by my man Rupert. It is his paper version of FAKE NEWS, an outfit that I have been screaming about from day one. Some of you believe that my outrage at all things FOX is misguided, that I spend too much time lamenting about the not too subtle racism, and unvarnished journalistic bias over there. So let me ask you; do you still believe that Rupert's organization should be ignored?

Now of course, Sean's defenders and the republicans among us will tell you that this imagery had nothing to do with race, that Sean was just making a point about how stupid the stimulus bill is and that it must have been done by someone as dumb as a monkey. (Don't be so sensitive field, Obama didn't even draw up the stimulus bill. Besides, didn't you and your "moonbat" friends call George Bush a chimp and other nasty names? ) Ahh nope, not me, I would never insult a chimp's intelligence like that. But I get the point; what's good for the goose is good for the O man. So if the Post wanted controversy they got their wish. Race, politics, and violence. You can't beat that trifecta.

Of course Rev. Inc. is all over this. He is outraged and he wants an apology. Yeah okay Rev. But you will be in FOX tomorrow debating with them and helping their ratings by bloviating and showing off your wonderful perm. Totally forgetting, of course, that the paper that published the offensive cartoon and the television station that you loved to star on are owned by the same unscrupulous people.

Now to the conservative mind I told you about: I see where Michelle Malkin posed with "swastika man" and she thinks that shit is funny. See it wasn't just a swastika, it was a swastika surrounded by an "O" intended to make fun of the president. So in Michelle's world and other conservatives like her,that's cool. Forget the offensive imagery, it's all about her political statement. So the swastika, which represents a horrible time in the world's history, is just a silly side bar. Nice.

Oh well, it could have been worse I guess. She could have posed with a man holding a swastika dressed in a monkey suit.

*That pic was taken from a racist website (I think one of my racist pen pals sent it to me to make a point). And it is in no way meant to offend my man Patrick who happens to be a fellow yawdie.


Anonymous said...

Ahh, Patrick Ewing. The guy that predicted a championship for the Knicks every season. While it was commendable to set his sights high, he started looking foolish.

And comparing him to an ape was racist bullshit, like that cartoon.

Anonymous said...


Do these republicans actually think that their world is a better place after 8 years of Bush and Cheney? I guess the answer is yes. Bush and Cheney's IQs if added together probably fall short of Obama's IQ. Hell throw in a few of these republicans like Malken and Obama still would come out on top.

Jmee said...

Hmmmm.... I keep saying it ya'll
a sector of these far right, extreme wingnut whackjob YT's are about to start a race war.

Feelings are going to be hurt all the time because they have no shame in being racist. The attacks against Obama can be played out with out racist overtones we've seen it done through-out the campaign. So there is no excuse for what was printed today by Delonas and his editorial team.

We need to ride their asses on everything that comes off remotely racist, because sad to say this type of editorial won't be the last for NY Post or any other REPUGNANT owned paper.

I'm still waiting for NIGGER to come out of Sean Hannity's or Limbaugh's mouth. It's going to slip through soon I'm telling ya.

Swiff said...

Damn, there's so much wild news to write about right now. Killer chimps, Racist New York Post Cartoons (Murdoch strikes again), Roland Burris immolating himself, Chris Brown going Ike Turner, and oh yeah the Worldwide Economic Apocalypse thing.

Mr. Noface said...

I usually chuckle at overtly racist speech, conduct, or cartoons, because of the shear ridiculousness of it all. This cartoon however left me confused and ultimately disgusted, not because it was (or seemed) racist, but because it was not humorous in the least. You know you have a problem when you have political cartoonists getting their comedic cues from the likes of Family Circus and Garfield (two thoroughly unfunny cartoons IMHO).

Jody said...

The difference between "left" political humor (John Stewart, Colbert, Chris Rock, Boondocks) and these guys is they are not intelligent or funny. They just show very poor taste.

I'm with you on Murdoch. These guys are becoming more and more "out there".

Anonymous said...

Looks like Mr. Delonas has already published a long line of attention-whoring bullshit

Anonymous said...

I learn so much from your blog regarding the crazy mass media; just followed one of the links about Malkin and then finally ended up at HUff post regarding the chimp/cartoon story. That post already has over 4400 comments and counting.
Also have you seen the AP story regarding what Holder (our new AG) said today about race to his employees at the Justice Dept?? If the AP story got it right maybe you would consider Holder for Field Negro status soon.

Mahalo from Makaii
p.s. Loved your moniker of Rev. Inc. LOL

Anonymous said...

The photo was in bad taste to say the least. We're all monkeys with differant physical traits. I did hear on Fox News an explanation of what may have caused the attack. It was just hormones, plain and simple. Males become aggressive and Females (capitalized for the feminasts and Jody) want to procreate with them in their late teens. For us, the overall obligation to future generations is to check this normal nature. I'm fairly intolerant for a$$hole kids who weren't raised to be adults at all. You get what you give, Enjoy.


blkpwr said...

The editor is lucky if he don't come across the brother's from
17th st.

field negro said...

"Damn, there's so much wild news to write about right now. Killer chimps, Racist New York Post Cartoons (Murdoch strikes again), Roland Burris immolating himself, Chris Brown going Ike Turner, and oh yeah the Worldwide Economic Apocalypse thing."

Swiff, it's enough to make me want to drink a warm Red Stripe.

Yes mahalo, I considered Holder as my FNOTD. I am not a big fan of his, but he was right on this time.

dalit, I am aware of Mr.Delonas and his infamous past. Hey, it's why he is at the Post.

blkpwr said...

Holder was talking to the USA as a whole. The truth was spoken without a doubt! Fear creates cowards and if your not able to see the cowardness in the history of this country,there's some blind MoFo's on this set.

Anonymous said...

jmee. quantifing and enumerating racism is tricky. I think you should wait for a larger target to present itself, save the ammo.This is just my thought only, when Obama leaves office in 2012 or 2016, black people may be recieving more federal finalcial aid, but will they be more prepared to compete for jobs?


Woozie said...

This pic was more likely than not birthed by 4chan, a website that is a whole lot of things in addition to racist. Some good, most bad. It's a place everybody should visit at least once.

Also, I have no idea what this cartoonist was thinking. Even if the Obama-Monkey connection was unintentional it's still obviously there. Some people lack a stfu reflex.

Anonymous said...


I realize it is getting late back there in Philly at your 10:47pm post.
My "name" is Makaii from Maui.
That "mahalo" is "thanks" in Hawaiian language.

All the best to you and yours.

blkpwr said...

Racism is racism,regardless of the color horse it rides in on. You fire on a rabbit(small target) or a moose(large target) when it's about your survival.

MartiniCocoa said...

I wonder if any groups will express outrage of Michelle Malkin's lame ass stunt.

Yeah, you are right about the Post -- why should anyone be surprised?

They are retrograde angry bitter people who still can't believe that a white person is not the POTUS.

Jmee said...

jmee. quantifing and enumerating racism is tricky. I think you should wait for a larger target to present itself, save the ammo.This is just my thought only, when Obama leaves office in 2012 or 2016, black people may be recieving more federal finalcial aid, but will they be more prepared to compete for jobs?

We have always been a target why wait for a larger one. Blacks have had the bullseye on their backs for way too long.

And last I looked blacks were always competing for jobs just not getting them based on Racism. And depending on what state, city you live in we are not the only ones who will be depending on federal or financial aid like others.

Szpork, every time I see something that falls into the
"quantifying" category of Racism, you can best believe I will not just sit on it and wait.

Hathor said...

The gorilla looks as if he has much wisdom.

Anonymous said...

Well, the first thing that came to mind after seeing the cartoon was Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, and countless other young Black men gunned down by the police...I think that image was very much geared in that direction...the direction which indicates how America/racist America determines how to properly "do away" with Black men. That was the first image that came to mind. These events are psychologically damaging and nothing about it is funny at all...adding anything regarding the stimulus bill was just..."Wow"..."like, forreal?"

Am I surprised? No. What I am becoming increasingly surprised with is the level of complacency amongst those who do not see things like this as offensive, to judge those of us who oppose it and say that we are presumptuous only proves that the people who have a real problem addressing themselves (directly instead of through passive indecency) are truly the cowards Holder speaks of.

Connecticut Man1 said...

I think that one of my very first posts on FOX news (early on in my Blogging endeavors) was titled "Fucking Oppressive Xenophobes".

I am not in the least bit shocked. Nor have I come to expect any less from any of Rupert Murdoch's efforts.

Textbook divide and conquer material. They saw an opening and purposefully used the hell out of it.

Blue said...

Aw, man. Leave Rev. Inc.'s perm alone. It *is* luxurious, haters.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...


Blacks always competed for jobs after slavery ended. There are many blacks folks that trained white folks only to find out later that they were training them to become their supervisor or for their position. There were many Blacks who were used to train whites who had less seniority, less experience, lower scores, and sometimes even less education than they had. This still exist today.

But the employment gap has nothing to do with individual behaviors or cultural deficits. Throughout U.S. history, deliberate government policies have played a part in it. The specific mechanisms of it have varied, as have the procedures by which people have been put into racial categories.

The Depression wiped out black progress, which did not resume at all until the New Deal period. Even then, African Americans were often barred from programs that benefited whites such as Social Security. Employees paid into a system that guaranteed money in retirement. However, domestic and agricultural work, which were two major occupations for blacks, back then, were barred from the program. Unemployment insurance and the minimum wage didn’t apply to domestic workers or farm workers.

Other programs were also slanted toward white people. The Home Owners’ Loan Corporation was created to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, but not a single loan went to a black homeowner.

After World War II, numerous programs provided a step up to middle class for white folks. The GI Bill of Rights and The Wealth Inequality Reader home mortgages provided tax-funded support for higher education and for homeownership. The GI Bill provided barely any benefit to black veterans, because of the college clause in the bill, and many colleges did not accept African-American students. Tax-funded asset building programs were closed to blacks, even though, they, too, paid taxes.

BTW, some of my ancestors fought in every war America has ever had and the way that Uncle Sam and America has mistreated and slighted black people each time the war was over, puzzles me as to why they even bothered.

My ancestors helped build America with their blood, sweat, and free labor. Their blood stains this land. Blacks pay taxes just like any other American citizen. Why some white folks tend to believe that blacks are not entitled to benefit from the same government programs that are financially beneficial to white Americans is beyond me.

I’m not asking for forty acres and mule, because my grandparents got their forty acres and a mule. In fact, they got more than forty acres and a mule and it wasn’t given to them. They paid for it with their own hard-earned money and I have copies of both deeds to prove it.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Whelp, let them do what they do, because they're going to reap what they've sowed and sooner than folks think. Yup! Murdoch's little empire is about to crumble piece by piece, inch by inch, block by block, so on and so forth, and his ideology is going to be what destroys it. "Darkness cannot abide with Light."

I know the gay community is going to be hotter than fish grease when they see all of the little cartoons he created about them. I don't think they take to kindly to being ridiculed. Can't say that I blame them either. Just Google images: Sean Delones. Looks like ole Sean fits in real well with Murdoch's team of racist.

Obama is pouring out honey, spreading it real smooth and thick. Yup, my momma used to tell me all the time, "You can kill more flies with honey than you can vinegar." The more honey he pours out the more exposed they become.

Hmmm...Rove wants immunity before he testifies. Ut oh, could someone be getting ready to snitch to save self or is he just trying to play a little manipulation game to maneuver his way out of it?

The Republican Party or should I say the Venomous Party, whelp, look like they're doing an excellent job of destroying themselves while playing their childish deceitful games.

All I can say to them is keep up the good work and for that they should get a 95% rating in the art of self-destruction. clap clap clap, even Granny is giving them a standing ovation for self-destruction, because it couldn't have happened to a party more deserving of it. These last eight years they've destroyed a lot of people's lives with slander, lies, greed, and hatred.

Usually, I have compassion for people, but for them I have none, not even a tear drop or the residue from a tear drop.

Ellen Kimball said...
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Ellen Kimball said...

Ellen Kimball said...
Hey, GrannyStandingforTruth, I'm proud to be in your company tonight.

Dalit's link to GAWKER's many ugly (supposedly funny?) cartoon posts just fermented my brain. I agree with freedom of speech and that includes cartoonists. But this is relentlessly curdled crap that serves only to rile up people who are marching to different drummers.

Sean Delonas, I hope I never meet you in person, because this grandmother would would slap you upside the head. Do you enjoy cashing the checks you receive for these grotesqueries? Are you really laughing all the way to the bank?

What a bigoted, unfunny, beastly person you must be to spew out such 'toon garbage. Are your parents still alive? Did they teach you to hate and fear the people who are different from you? Do you have a spouse or children who live with you and who actually see you sketch these ideas on paper?

Someday you really should get to the bottom of this cesspool you call your mind. Psychiatry might help. I hope someone you care about helps you see the paucity and poverty of your thoughts. Until then, you deserve all the verbal bashing you are getting today along with your ferocious celebrity. You will reap what you sow.


Ellen Kimball
Portland, Oregon
(Liberal white Northern-born, Southern-raised broadcaster, woman, wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, stepgrandmother)

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Hello Ellen:

It's good to be in your company tonight as well. I enjoy reading your comments. Thumbs up Ellen on your letter to Sean Delonas.

lincolnperry said...

Hey Field, take my pic down...I'm offended!

Anonymous said...

Granny from your fingertips to God's ears. Thanks for telling the truth about Gov't programs and their intent.

What man means for evil God means for good.

Black Rose

Ellen Kimball said...

Really wanted to get this to Delonas tonight.

I tried to post this to

Unfortunately, the site is not working.....!!!!!

This comment should be up at tomorrow.

"Well, Mr. Delonas, you've come a long way from the cheese to the BIG CHEESY CARTOONIST in just two short years."

Link here: Sean Delonas and son Ryan Delonas

Too bad you didn't make it as a children's book illustrator. I feel sorry for your son, Ryan, pictured with you at this Arlington booksigning in 2006.

Remember, you're the role model for this young man. Is he learning to hate and fear the people YOU hate and fear? You are one perverted cartoonist. Someday, perhaps someone who cares for you will help you see your curdled view of humanity for what it is. BIGOTRY with a capital "B".


Ellen Kimball
Portland, OR
(Liberal white Northern-born, Southern-raised woman broadcaster, wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, stepgrandmother)

field negro said...

E kala mai Makaii, yes it was late. ;)

Ellen & Granny. Now there are two golden girls that I would not like to tangle with.

"Textbook divide and conquer material. They saw an opening and purposefully used the hell out of it."

Ct.Man1, they are so good at that. It's the only way Rupert can make $. said...

It's just like you said: This does not surprise me. We haven't seen the worst of it yet, because if and when Obama slips up and makes a mistake of a George Bushian nature, the same folks that were riding GW's sack are going to blatantly say and do all kinds of racist bullsh*t in the media.

Oh yeah, a friend of mine did some stand up the other night, and she kept making jokes about the monkey story, saying "I'm 'gon shoot your monkey ass!" I can't even do the routine any justice here, but it was hilarious!

Anonymous said...

oh my... that aint right... they look WAY too related.

Christopher said...

I blogged this yesterday and predictably, the racist trolls came out of the woodwork to defend this Sean Delonas douchebag.

One of my longtime readers was kind enough to leave this link on my blog:

It's a real pip. Delonas has a disturbing history of penning offensive cartoons targeting every group.

This coward shut off his email account so he can't be reached.

What Sean Delonas needs is a good old fashioned Crenshaw ass-kicking to knock some sense into him.

Anyone want to join me???

Anonymous said...

over the last 8 years (and still going)i've listened to ALL kinds of crap from libs about repubs/bush this/chenny that and when anyone says anything about you all just ay "it's politics"

we guess what my liberal friends you get to hear it for the next four years. so, better get used to it :) because libs can't seem to get thier stuff together stop taking bribes/pay thier taxes/keep thier pants up(at least in thier own house.

oh, yea rebs have their probs but not near as bad as libs.

Anonymous said...

christopher what is it with you and asses?

oh, wait never mind.

Christopher said...


The more salient question is, what is it with you and my ass? How many times do I have to tell you I'm not interested.

Stop emailing me with your pornographic suggestions.

Anonymous said...

Field & Company,

Yesterday, I posted that thought that maybe there was no racist intent on the part of the cartoonist. I also qualified my statement by saying I have made the mistake of giving writers and journalists too much credit. is clear to me that my initial impressions were wrong. Christopher enlightened me to the fact that this person has history of publishing material like this.

I am finding that it is good thing to be teachable and not think too highly of what little I know.

Oh...and Field... Man, we have got tough people posting on this forum - Granny and Ellen. I am glad I am not Sean.



Anonymous said...

Great post.

Don't you think, however, that by injecting yourself into this controversy by writing passionately about it that you are taking part in the proliferation of the fundamental ignorance that this type of non-event needs in order to survive?

Ignore the ignorant lest you find yourself amongst them.

Just saying.

Anonymous said...


I not surprised that the New York Post printed the cartoon because it's owned as it is part of the Rupert's media circle (Fox News). The cartoon is not funny and clearly offensive. Delongas may some wiggle room with the arugment if put a sign with Congress around the chimp's neck. Lastly, I do not the get the connection between shooting a chimp and a woman's face almost ripped out by the chimp, and the stimulus bill. Is Delongas advocating violence? I really do not get it other than the fact he did it to cause such a reaction.

Anonymous said...

George W. was frequently portrayed as a "chimp," ("chump"?) but he was never portrayed as a dead chimp. The Post editor went beyond bad judgment. Far beyond.

Anonymous said...

I keep telling folks dont be blinded sided about what is going on right in front of their faces.
Only more to come.....

BT said...

All of this draws root from the same issue - the conglomeration of press and media ownership.

What needs to happen is to go back to the old ownership rules, where on party could not own more than one major media outlet in any one town or city.

Local ownership and operation will cut the nuts off the conservative scum media hegemony, while providing room in the print, on the airwaves, and in the media for voices reflecting the diversity of opinion within the community.

It's Time for a New Fairness Doctrine!

Washington, DC could be the most liberal metropolitan area in the country. About 7 million people live in the Baltimore/Washington twin markets, and liberals dominate nearly every area of life. The city itself hasn't elected a Republican to anything almost since Lincoln was president, the Maryland suburbs are dominated by Democrats, and the northern part of Virginia is referred to derogatorily because of its penchant to vote the opposite of the southern part of the state.

In other words, the Washington DC metropolitan area is probably the largest population of liberals in the entire country.

The Baltimore/Washington radio markets feature seven news-talk radio stations. ix of the stations feature political or news-based talk for 21 hours or more per weekday. The other two only feature news-talk for about 5-6 hours per day. Now, for the purposes of this column, let's only talk about the hours between 6 AM and Midnight. I am also not including programs by Dr. Laura, Dr. Joy Brown or Dr Dean Edell, or any straight news programs, or talk programs that aren't topical. I have also left out "hot talk," sports talk and basic informational programming. I am only concerned with programs in which commentary and analysis of the news are expressed.

Overall, on Baltimore/Washington, DC area radio, between the hours of 6 AM to Midnight, 86 hours of news talk radio can be found. Of that total, 23 hours of programming are local, while 63 hours are syndicated. Of the 23 hours of local news talk programming in the region, 13 hours feature moderate or liberal hosts, while 10 hours feature far right local hosts, which is a fair mix that no one would complain about. But of the 63 hours of nationally syndicated (read cheap for stations to program) programming, only FIVE Hours feature syndicated progressive talkers.

In other words, in what is almost certainly one of the most liberal markets in the country, 92% of the time allocated to syndicated news-talk programs is taken up by the far right, with only Al Sharpton and Ed Schultz holding down the fort on the other end of the spectrum. When you include the local talk shows, only 15% of the available news-talk airtime is occupied by moderates or progressives. ...

ch555x said...

What a waste of time/energy over NYPost material. Their past work should have already tipped off folks to their niche in MSM, though it reads like tabloid more than anything...and don't bother with the pet chimp goes wild story, either!


Anonymous said...

yeah, everybody got to go on 4chan's /b (aka random) board at least once.

I don't think the majority of people on there are racist. Some clearly are, others clearly aren't. It's like some of them grew up in Hanover, PA, and others grew up watching too much rap music.

To a one, they all refer to black folk as "nigger" -- but I really get the impression that not everyone means anything bad by it.

4chan -- English Evolved (or Devolved, if you prefer)

Anonymous said...

I saw on Nat Turner's Revenge blog a nice piece that showed another view of this hot mess and it got a mention on NPR and local radio here in Washington/Baltimore area. I am glad the bloggers who are NOT "Rev, Inc." are adding intelligent angles to this. It deprives the racists of the argument that it is merely Al or Jesse who are complaining.

Brian said...

What's driving me crazy are all the folks attempting to defend Murdoch and this newspaper.

And the two stories don't fit together at all (the recovery bill and the Chimp attack). No intersection between them whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

OKC officer pulls man over for anti-Obama sign on vehicle

By Bridget Nash, Staff Writer

An Oklahoma City police officer wrongly pulled over a man last week and confiscated an anti-President Barack Obama sign the man had on his vehicle.

The officer misinterpreted the sign as threatening, said Capt. Steve McCool, of the Oklahoma City Police Department, and took the sign, which read “Abort Obama, not the unborn.”

Chip Harrison said he was driving to work when a police car followed him for several miles and then signaled for him to pull over.

“I pulled over, knowing I hadn’t done anything wrong,” Harrison said in a recent phone interview.

When the officer asked Harrison if he knew why he had been pulled over, Harrison said he did not.

“They said, ‘It’s because of the sign in your window,’” Harrison said.

“It’s not meant to be a threat, it’s a statement about abortion,” Harrison said.

He said he disagrees with the president’s position on abortion.

“I asked the officer, ‘Do you know what abort means?’” Harrison said. “He said, ‘Yeah, it means to kill.’ I said, ‘No, it means to remove or terminate.’”

Harrison said his sign was to be interpreted as saying something like: Remove Obama from office, not unborn babies from the womb.

The officers confiscated Harrison’s sign and gave him a slip of paper that stated he was part of an investigation.

Harrison said he later received a call from a person who said he was a lieutenant supervisor for the Internal Investigations Department and wanted to know his location and return his sign to him.

According to Harrison, the supervisor said the Secret Service had been contacted on the matter and had told them the sign was not a threat to the president.

Harrison was asked if he would like to file a complaint. He said he was not sure but would take the paperwork, just in case.

But his run-in with the law wasn’t over yet.

“The Secret Service called and said they were at my house,” Harrison said.

After talking to his attorney, Harrison went home where he met the Secret Service.

“When I was on my way there, the Secret Service called me and said they weren’t going to ransack my house or anything ... they just wanted to (walk through the house) and make sure I wasn’t a part of any hate groups.”

Harrison said he invited the Secret Service agents into the house and they were “very cordial.”

“We walked through the house and my wife and 2-year-old were in the house,” Harrison said.

He said they interviewed him for about 30 minutes and then left, not finding any evidence Harrison was a threat to the president.

“I’m still in contact with a lawyer right now,” Harrison said. “I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

Harrison said he feels his First Amendment rights were violated.

McCool said the officer who pulled over Harrison misinterpreted the sign.

“We had an officer that his interpretation of the sign was different than what was meant,” McCool said. “You’ve got an officer who had a different thought on what the word ‘abort’ meant.”

McCool said the sign basically meant Obama should be impeached and it was not a threat.

“(The officer) shouldn’t have taken the sign,” McCool said. “That was (Harrison’s) First Amendment right to voice his concern.”

McCool said although the sign should not have been confiscated, the situation was made right in the end.

“We always try to do the right thing and in the end we believe we did the right thing by returning the sign,” McCool said.

Enid Police Department Capt. Dean Grassino said such an incident most likely would not have occurred in Enid.

“We wouldn’t pull over anybody for a bumper sticker or a sign like that unless it was a safety issue,” he said.

Grassino said a safety issue would be a sign that obstructs the view of the driver.

“We wouldn’t do it based on the views of the bumper sticker or sign,” Grassino said.

If a sign was undoubtedly a threat to the president, Grassino said it is not within the jurisdiction of the city police to handle that and the FBI or the Secret Service would be called before any action was taken.

talk about a bunch of babies my God for 8 yrs all i heard from the left is name can dish it out but just can't take it...gon'a be a long 4yrs for you...sigh

Anonymous said...

No excuse for it at all, none. No amount of rationalizations and justifications will change my mind.

Now admitting it was done in poor taste?... that would be a great place to begin.

BT said...

Analosity tries - "talk about a bunch of babies my God for 8 yrs all i heard from the left is name can dish it out but just can't take it...gon'a be a long 4yrs for you...sigh"

This from one the Reich who supported setting up our own domestic KGB for citizens to spy on each other?

Yeah - I imagine the next 8-16 years...

Is going to be real tough on you.

daedalus2u said...

Field, does this make you want to rethink your ambition of being a white person’s pet? ;)

Anonymous said...

So where were you at and where was your fake outrage when liberals were holding signs with swastikas and comparing Bush to nazis?

Jody said...

anon 1:46..... I find what happened to the guy driving as outrageous as you. That is ridiculous... no question Even though I do not agree with the guy's politics, he totally should not have been harassed for his bumper sticker. I would imagine most lefties would agree with me. We certainly know what it is like to be harassed for our political beliefs!

However, I might point out that most people would not deny the cartoonist his free speech right. We just are expressing our free speech rights and saying the cartoon is offensive.

Marc B said...

If a political cartoon takes this much analysis and still can get interpreted many different ways, it doesn't make it's point effectively. If it takes this long to get to get the hah hah part, it ain't funny.

And if the intention was to compare Obama to a monkey, even in a convoluted way, it was racist.

momo said...

A response to the cartoon in the HuffPo turns the image inside out:

Anonymous said...

I am obviously very slow on these matters. Please explain to me in fifth graders' terms how a political cartoon that merges the recent Chimp attack (national news) with the monstrosity of the Stimulus Law---drafted and approved by Congress---equals a racial slur towards President Obama? Why not Pelosi or Reid?I grew How many hundreds of TV commercials depict monkeys in office, political and corporate settings? Was this "racist" cartoonist waiting for an image of any monkey or chimp so that we could launch a racist cartoon at Obama?

So what are the new banned images from political cartoons and media? No monkeys, chimps?

BT said...

Analosity burbles - "So where were you at and where was your fake outrage when liberals were holding signs with swastikas and comparing Bush to nazis?"

You mean the Bushsquat isn't a Nazi...

Wow... How could you tell?

Anonymous said...

I am obviously very slow on these matters. Please explain to me in fifth graders' terms how a political cartoon that merges the recent Chimp attack (national news) with the monstrosity of the Stimulus Law---drafted and approved by Congress---equals a racial slur towards President Obama? Why not Pelosi or Reid?

How many hundreds of TV commercials depict monkeys in office, political and corporate settings? Was this "racist" cartoonist waiting for an image of any monkey or chimp so that we could launch a racist cartoon at Obama?

So what are the new banned images from political cartoons and media? No monkeys, chimps?

Anonymous said...

Some of us will always be victims and will find racism everywhere---in no way can you compare the Ewing graphic with that stupid cartoon

O-ba-ma-trons move on to the next issue please

BT said...

Analosity groans - "How many hundreds of TV commercials depict monkeys in office, political and corporate settings? Was this "racist" cartoonist waiting for an image of any monkey or chimp so that we could launch a racist cartoon at Obama?"

And uhhhh... How many of those TV commercials feature someone shooting one of those monkeys?

Would seem a few folks beyond the local posters are upset, though -,0,3062939.photogallery

TrueBlue said...

I've got to say that it seems like a tempest in a teapot to me. Yeah, ol' Rupe's paper was its usual idiot self, and Brother Al comes pretty damn close to being a character out of a minstrel show, so I fast-forwarded through that segment on last night's Countdown show.

If I'm going to get mad at something, I'll try to find something that's worth it to be mad at.

Anonymous said...

Where is PETA? Shooting a chimp via cartoon...or life...They was all over Vick....The mess was about the President.....

Anonymous said...

WELL, good, it's out in the open! I PRAY, that GOD will EXPOSE, EXPOSE, EXPOSE.

That cartoon was a (MESSAGE) to the PRESIDENT as well as a WARNING! and that's a FACT! it was BOLD, RACIST, and DANGEROUS, so now, the PRESIDENT, has to have, even more extra SECURITY!

What ERIC HOLDER said was the TRUTH, but, WHITE AMERICA cannot take the truth, they do their DIRT, but, then, claim it's not RACISM! well I pray, that ERIC HOLDER will continue to MAN UP!


RON CHRISTI was on CNN last night, he is the most SICKENING, DISGRACEFUL, SHAMEFUL, FOOL, IDIOT, BEYOND a HOUSE NEGRO I have ever laid eye's on! a total MESS, RON CHRISTI need's to be locked in a CAGE with a WILD CHIMP!

field negro said...

"Field, does this make you want to rethink your ambition of being a white person’s pet? ;)"

No Deadalus..., in this economy only the white folks pets will be guaranteed a meal.:)

"I am obviously very slow on these matters. Please explain to me in fifth graders' terms how a political cartoon that merges the recent Chimp attack (national news) with the monstrosity of the Stimulus Law---drafted and approved by Congress---equals a racial slur towards President Obama? Why not Pelosi or Reid?"

I could try, but what good would it do?

Anonymous said...


I don't doubt a word you wrote about the the post slavery era, but you're suger coating a little bit. There really was genocide and a sharecroppers life isn't much better than slavery itself. Blacks in Louisiana were just taken to Brazil as if nothing had changed. And then came the Jim Crow laws and after that the projects where the anger just festered. The question of how to repair the black family in inner cities should be the question. Strong families have strong children. I don't think the government can legislate strong families and dem's feed on disaster and malcontents.


Anonymous said...

What do you expect from an outfit owned by Australians? I still don't get how Australians get a pass from the world community when they are just as racist, if not more so, as the Afrikaners in South Africa and Namibia. Remember who was occupying Blair House in January when Obama was looking for a place to stay in D.C prior to the inauguration and didn't have the clas to stay in a hotel? Former Prime Minister John Howard of Australia. A racist if there ever was one. Australia is a nation full of the trashiest of white trash from England. Racial sensitivity was not one of their cultural hallmarks.

Constructive Feedback said...

Ahhhh there it is. I figured my friend and Philly home boy Filled Negro would be all over this story like "White on rice".

(Note- When I said "home boy" I, a Black man, was NOT calling you "boy".

Also when I said "White on rice" - I was not using a metaphor that "white rice = good rice" while "the brown rice = dirty rice".

I am becoming more sensitive to the feelings of my Racism Chasing brothers and sisters and the White liberals that play football along with them as Malcolm X had warned us about. Please forgive me.)

Brother Filled - help me out.
When I first saw the cartoon I saw a MONKEY that was shot dead on the ground. Pardon me - but the fact that I had been hearing about a CHIMPANZEE THAT HAD BEEN SHOT DEAD after dislodging the hands and face of a woman.....silly me for only seeing the prima facia message that this cartoon was project.

You know we "Black conservatives" are not the sharpest spades in the tool shed. (Again. I am sorry Filled Negro. Spade is offensive to some people. I should say the "sharpest tack".)

Does it puzzle you to think that in order for a Black person to see BARACK OBAMA, a Black guy, laying dead on the ground that there is some DREADFUL BAGGAGE that this person must bring to the table in order to morph this money into a Black man. Thus the conversation should be about this conditioning and BAGGAGE rather than about the motivations of the artist.

But I give you Black Racism Chasers credit. It just so happens that Rupert Murdock is the "6 degrees from Kevin Bacon" figure here. After all, what a coincidence - he owns Fox News channel. He owns the NY Post. One only needs to scroll down your right hand banner of shame to see what you think of the News Corp holdings.

Then I go to Huffington Post, then I read various Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive-Fundamentalist Racism Chaser blogs and what is front and center? You guessed it. When I got an e-mail thread from my frat brothers egging me on to join in with COLOR OF CHANGE - this set me off Filled Negro!!!!

You see I had been doing research last night about the FAILING SCHOOLS IN ROCHESTER NEW YORK and how a Black woman seeking quality schooling for her kid shipped her kid to a neighboring school district and was charged with a crime. Since none of the Black lefty news sources had picked up this story and focused upon the 100% Democratic run city of Rochester but are instead mounting up a campaign against the NY Post - I figured that it was time for me to REST THE ISSUE back to something that is IMPORTANT.

What say you, Filled Negro?

Does a Pig Wear Lipstick?

tuhmeesuh said...


PETA should have been all over vick. what he was doing was vicious. i suppose they would have to have something more "viable" in their grasp to go after delonas for his imagery in the cartoon. i am not sure how PETA reacts to drawings of animal abuse. if anyone has any proof that in other cases where animal abuse was put into a drawing and PETA was upset over it, then i stand by field with the question where is PETA now. but if PETA usually doesn't have much to say about such instances, then i understand them not wanting to get involved now--HOWEVER!!! PETA tends to be so dramatic and overreactive to anything concerning animals that i understand fields point exactly.

as far as these low down, nasty racist schemes that the rethuglicans are pulling...

drastic times call for drastic measures.

when you know your time is up, you'll start to resort to anything to keep your position in life.

i feel sorry for all of them--especially that they're going down in such a disgusting way!

but hey--you reap what you sow eh? :)

Anonymous said...

"I am obviously very slow on these matters. Please explain to me in fifth graders' terms how a political cartoon that merges the recent Chimp attack (national news) with the monstrosity of the Stimulus Law---drafted and approved by Congress---equals a racial slur towards President Obama? Why not Pelosi or Reid?"


Hmmm...let's see. Maybe because the nation perceives this as Obama's stimulus bill. Doesn't matter that he didn't author it and Congress was the body that passed is still PERCEIVED as Obama's baby.

And the NY Post and the cartoon creator were well aware of that, I am reasonably certain, when they put this cartoon out there. And that's why they did it.

Is that close enough to fifth grade for you?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK, it is BLACK MEN like you, who make me SICK!! you walk around in total denial! can you please, tell me why the FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, has to have more SECURITY than any PRESIDENT ever? and that CHIMP on the ground DEAD represent's YOU!!

YOU say, you are a BLACK MAN, no, you are a DISILLUSIONED MAN, for if you think for one second, that, the CARTOON, was not sending a MESSAGE to the PRESIDENT, then GOD have mercy on your BLACK SOUL! but, you know what, GOD is going to open your eye's, and ALLOW you to see, just how the WHITE MAN really see's the BLACK MAN.

The WHITE MAN, see's the BLACK MAN as SUB HUMAN, BENEATH THEM, LESS THAN A MAN, A CHIMP, and no matter, how hard you try to dismiss it, the reality is, you can beat up on the FIELD NEGRO, but at the end of the day, he is MAN enough to take a STAND, his eye's are wide open, he is aware of his surrounding, but, you on the other hand, are the opposite, you are BLIND, CONFUSED, FORGETFUL, PRIDEFUL, MISLEAD, and above all DISCONNECTED.

daedalus2u said...

I see the message of the cartoon not so much in racial terms as in economic and political terms. The chimp was justifiably shot because the chimp was threatening a police officer trying to get away from the chimp. The chimp was trying to enter the car the officer was in. The chimp had already savagely attacked a woman and would likely have eventually killed her had the chimp not been stopped.

The author of the cartoon thought the analogy of the chimp to the author of the stimulus bill was apt because in the cartoonist’s (delusional) world view, the stimulus will act like the crazed chimp, mauling and killing indiscriminately. Who is the stimulus going to hurt? No one will be hurt directly by the stimulus; the only potential for “hurt” is that the stimulus will make some people less desperate, so those trying to take advantage of desperate people will have more difficulty. The stimulus bill only hurts those who would exploit desperate people.

The actual message of the cartoon is difficult for people to understand because it is such a product of a whacked-out world view. It is a zero-sum world view, where everything that anyone gains is at the expense of someone else losing. With a zero-sum mindset, if anyone else gains, then you lose. If anyone else loses, then you gain.

The zero-sum mindset is the mindset of political power. Obama will gain political power by solving the real problems of real people. Obama’s gain comes at the expense of the GOP losing. It is Obama gaining political power by solving real people’s real problems that the cartoonist thought was analogous to the behavior of the crazed chimp mauling and killing indiscriminately.

Anonymous said...

Cry me an f-ing river. Have you ever seen The Final Call (Farrakhan's paper) or Sharpton's Amsterdam News? I once saw an ad in there for a book called "Jews and their Ways".
The only American to participate in Iran's Holocaust Cartoon confrance was an African American professor. Any protest from ANY anti-racist group? Nope. When the president of Iran, who had put on this conference spoke at Columbia U how many black folks protested? None.
There are hundreds of incidents where African Americans in the media have said things ever bit as demeaning to gays, women, jews, asians... and nothing. We truely have Jim Crow laws in this country when it comes to free speech. Jerimiah Wright has no problems with Farrakhan loving Hitler. Well I got no problem with him being called a the dreded n-word and dangled from a tree.
I'm sick of hearing about people like him and Johnny Legand mmoaning about their hurt feelings. Ya know it kinda hurts people's feelings when you make fun of genoicide, it kinda hurts the feelings of gays when ya call them faggot, it hurts the feelings of asians when you justify hate crimes you're kkkomunity committed against them. I see no bleeding hearts amoung African American activists bout that.

TrueBlue said...

Anon, there are quite a few black people who speak out against that kind of crap.

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