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Naming a baby monkey Obama not the smartest PR move hil:)


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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Naming a baby monkey Obama not the smartest PR move hil:)


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... :D
 

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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... :D

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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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:)sphss




not like it hasn't happened before....:|err
 

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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............
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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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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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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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.
 

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My thoughts exactly.


Seriously though, it really is a terrible insult......................................to the monkey :D
 

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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.
The 4 D's of answering, for an obamacyple:
"Dodge, Dip, Duck, and Dodge"

Patches O'Houlihan must be proud of you.
 

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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.
Just as I predicted in my last post...another revelation.

1) You said it...

2) Yes it is real and no it's not a "cyclic" weather pattern.

3) Manmade global warming has nothing to do with who the President is.
 

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Well, all I say is that having a MONKEY as Prez might be better than our current situation. After all, in nature each monkey is expected to provide food for his tribe-there is NO monkey welfare. Oh, and monkeys from foreign countries don't just get to come into the tribe because they didn't like their home tribe.

Hell, I say we trade the human Obama for the monkey. It's not like the monkey is going to screw things up any worse or spend any more money than Barry is now!!!
 
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