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Mon Feb 13, 2017, 09:59 PM

 

If they portrayed Obama as a chimpanzee...

Is it OK to portray this guy as an orangutan? You know, the orange hair. I'm thinking it's not OK. We don't want to be like them, even if we feel justified. Your thoughts? How far can we go?

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Reply If they portrayed Obama as a chimpanzee... (Original post)
HassleCat Feb 2017 OP
Warpy Feb 2017 #1
panader0 Feb 2017 #15
yortsed snacilbuper Feb 2017 #2
madinmaryland Feb 2017 #3
Pachamama Feb 2017 #4
oberliner Feb 2017 #5
PufPuf23 Feb 2017 #6
HassleCat Feb 2017 #7
PufPuf23 Feb 2017 #10
HassleCat Feb 2017 #8
TexasProgresive Feb 2017 #9
roamer65 Feb 2017 #13
jack69 Feb 2017 #11
boston bean Feb 2017 #12
jmowreader Feb 2017 #14
burrowowl Feb 2017 #17
ProudLib72 Feb 2017 #16
Kimchijeon Feb 2017 #18
jmg257 Feb 2017 #19
Ms. Toad Feb 2017 #20
Initech Feb 2017 #21
C_U_L8R Feb 2017 #22
Hekate Feb 2017 #23
Rex Feb 2017 #24

Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:03 PM

1. Orangs are intelligent apes

Some zookeepers use them to test enclosure security--if there is a way to escape, an orangutan will find it.

They don't deserve the comparison to an obese narcissist with no filters.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:47 PM

15. Yes they are

I dimly remember a documentary I saw years ago. I came away thinking how
cool Orangs were. So, no, we cannot compare Trump to an orang.
There really is no comparison as anything compared to Trump is immediately
demeaned. The word "Trump" will someday become synonymous with
something so low it is beyond description.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:03 PM

2. "Is it OK to portray this guy as an orangutan?"

That wouldn't be fair to Orangutans.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:03 PM

3. Bush was portrayed as a chimp...



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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:06 PM

4. Portraying him as an Orangutan would be a compliment n/t

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:07 PM

5. Bush was portrayed as a chimpanzee

 

On a regular basis, here.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:08 PM

6. Usually I am mildly to highly irritated by cute or offensive

names given to the "opposition".

Asshole or assholes works for me.

However, the phrase fascist loofah-faced shitgibbon fits Trump.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:20 PM

7. Loofa-faced cracks me up, I have to admit.

 

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:37 PM

10. OK I was going to post but edited before hitting send

Loofa-faced shitgibbon makes me smile and giggle.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:22 PM

8. There is another possibility.

 

My brother is a big fan of an animated character called Annoying Orange.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:37 PM

9. It's gotten to be a tradition

We portrayed dumbya as a chimp.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:42 PM

13. It's because he actually looks like one.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:39 PM

11. Would be an insult to orangutans.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:41 PM

12. Why would one think in any way it is comparable.

Calling Obama a chimp is racist. Calling trump or bush an orangatang or chimp is not racist.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:45 PM

14. Depict him as this

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:08 PM

17. YES!

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 10:51 PM

16. No, no on the orangutan

Orangutans are my favorite ape, so no you can't compare them to Don Small Crowds. Now if you want to substitute an orangutan for him, then go right ahead.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:12 PM

18. As nasty as they were

And then some! Any whining from them gets a hearty FUCK YOU. .. they deserve it

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:13 PM

19. Worked great during WW2 to dehumanize the enemy. Never much for such propaganda since.

Guess it can be amusing.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:17 PM

20. I'm not particularly fond of name calling

(although I admit to tossing a few dipshit and dumbasses around in frustration since inauguratino day.)

That said, referring to African Americas as sub-human is racist - because of the history in this country of whites owning African Americans, raping them, beating them, splitting families apart by sale etc., and generally treating them as less than human beings.

Trump is a white male. Not the same. Rude, yes. But not racist.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:25 PM

21. They called Michelle Obama an ape in high heels!

Calling Trump an orangutan isn't going far enough!

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Response to Initech (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:25 AM

22. Candy colored clown

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:35 AM

23. Dubya was often portrayed as a chimp, & often called The Chimperor at DU

Presidents (and other public figures) are always caricatured to one degree or another. In the modern era all you have to be careful of is falling into centuries-old racist and/or anti-Semitic memes, which are tainted by centuries of blood.

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Response to HassleCat (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:41 AM

24. I've seen shitgibbon thrown around.

 

That term does seem to fit; since he loves to fling his poo at everyone that comes close.

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