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    Naming a baby monkey Obama not the smartest PR move


    One of the advantages, or disadvantages, of becoming famous famous is that everyone what wants to start naming things after you. From airports, to roadways, to children and even zoo animals. However in some cases as the zoo in Dresden, Germany, found out there are some animals that shouldn’t be named after famous people – especially if that person is President Obama.



    While I am sure its intentions were good the idea of naming a baby Mandrill monkey after the freshly inaugurated President of the United States it turned out that naming the monkey Obama set off a bit of a firestorm among German blacks.



    “It’s a catastrophe,” director of the Initiative for Black Germans (ISD) Tahir Della said. “Black people continue to be confronted by associations with the animal kingdom and primitivity.”


    The baby mandrill, which belongs to a species closely related to the baboon, was born on March 23, Manuela Collmar, zookeeper at the zoo’s “Afrika Haus,” said. Each year the zoo names all newborn animals beginning with the same letter.


    “This year they all begin with ‘O,’ and one of the zookeepers chose ‘Obama’ – it was meant to be positive and an honour in light of his visit to Dresden in June,” Collmar said, adding that neither she nor her colleagues were aware of the history of using monkeys to caricature and ethnically stereotype black people.


    Source: The Local :: Zoo forced to rename primate called ‘Obama’



    Following up on the public pressure to change the name the zoo finally relented and its cute baby Mandrill monkey is now known as Okeke – which apparently means ‘he who was born on a marked day’.



    And to even this out so all you cry baby liberals don't piss yourselves.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdog View Post
    Naming a baby monkey Obama not the smartest PR move


    One of the advantages, or disadvantages, of becoming famous famous is that everyone what wants to start naming things after you. From airports, to roadways, to children and even zoo animals. However in some cases as the zoo in Dresden, Germany, found out there are some animals that shouldn’t be named after famous people – especially if that person is President Obama.



    While I am sure its intentions were good the idea of naming a baby Mandrill monkey after the freshly inaugurated President of the United States it turned out that naming the monkey Obama set off a bit of a firestorm among German blacks.



    “It’s a catastrophe,” director of the Initiative for Black Germans (ISD) Tahir Della said. “Black people continue to be confronted by associations with the animal kingdom and primitivity.”


    The baby mandrill, which belongs to a species closely related to the baboon, was born on March 23, Manuela Collmar, zookeeper at the zoo’s “Afrika Haus,” said. Each year the zoo names all newborn animals beginning with the same letter.


    “This year they all begin with ‘O,’ and one of the zookeepers chose ‘Obama’ – it was meant to be positive and an honour in light of his visit to Dresden in June,” Collmar said, adding that neither she nor her colleagues were aware of the history of using monkeys to caricature and ethnically stereotype black people.


    Source: The Local :: Zoo forced to rename primate called ‘Obama’



    Following up on the public pressure to change the name the zoo finally relented and its cute baby Mandrill monkey is now known as Okeke – which apparently means ‘he who was born on a marked day’.



    And to even this out so all you cry baby liberals don't piss yourselves.....

    We should all identify with the animal kingdom because that's where we evolved from, nowhere else. As for 'primitivity' she has a point.

    As for bu$h and chimps, there is more than a slight resemblance as yall can plainly see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmando View Post
    We should all identify with the animal kingdom because that's where we evolved from, nowhere else. As for 'primitivity' she has a point.

    As for bu$h and chimps, there is more than a slight resemblance as yall can plainly see...

    Both are dumb sheits! Your lack of faith in a higher power or purpose explains your world view.

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    Your lack of faith in a higher power or purpose explains your world view.


    One does not have to be an Atheist to understand and accept Evolution. Were you taught the basics of Evolution in high school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmando View Post
    Your lack of faith in a higher power or purpose explains your world view.


    One does not have to be an Atheist to understand and accept Evolution. Were you taught the basics of Evolution in high school?

    Not what I'm referring to. Wasn't really a put down unless you want to take it that way.

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    so your saying if the letter cycle was on "g" for george, or "b" for bush it would be okay, but because its "o" for obama, its not okay............

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    What's next????
    That little foreigner moves here, changes his name, scams the college loan system, gets a degree, changes his name back to Obama the Monkey, runs for President
    liberals go apes#it for the new monkey




    not like it hasn't happened before....
    YOU LIE!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LV R SCHIADA'S View Post
    so your saying if the letter cycle was on "g" for george, or "b" for bush it would be okay, but because its "o" for obama, its not okay............
    Correct. ANYTHING involving his highness is racist, unless he does it himself, which, since he is black, cannot be racist, since he cannot, by accpeted liberalist definition, commit racism.
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    OBAMA: Some people deserve this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catmando View Post
    Your lack of faith in a higher power or purpose explains your world view.


    One does not have to be an Atheist to understand and accept Evolution. Were you taught the basics of Evolution in high school?
    So catpoo, if we evolved from chimps then there would not be any chimps? FU and your evolution "theory!"

    Can't wait till a certain 26 person sees this thread....I guess they will be racist also?

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    So catpoo, if we evolved from chimps then there would not be any chimps? FU and your evolution "theory!"


    Not the first time you've revealed your ignorance in print...won't be the last either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmando View Post
    So catpoo, if we evolved from chimps then there would not be any chimps? FU and your evolution "theory!"


    Not the first time you've revealed your ignorance in print...won't be the last either.
    I'm ignorant because I don't believe the BS science......I guess global warming is real and not a cyclic weather pattern that has been happening since inception?
     
    Go back to your Obama worshiping.

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    The global warming argument is a great example of this issue. That being said. I focking hate monkeys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donzi5150 View Post
    So catpoo, if we evolved from chimps then there would not be any chimps? FU and your evolution "theory!"

    Can't wait till a certain 26 person sees this thread....I guess they will be racist also?
    No, becasue he provided all the Bush/monkey photos.
    "As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
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    OBAMA: Some people deserve this.
    The rest of us are being dragged along kicking and screaming.

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