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(Washington Examiner)   Rush Limbaugh implicitly calls a black congressman an "ape". Oh wait, it was Bill Maher. So that makes it okay   (washingtonexaminer.com) divider line 326
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2012-06-20 10:17:59 AM
Watch closely as the left gives him a free pass.
 
2012-06-20 10:18:05 AM
He called the GOP the "party of apes". An allusion to the sci-fi movie "Rise of the Apes".
 
2012-06-20 10:18:31 AM
Look, there is an appropriate double standard. One is an entertainer. The other is Bill Maher.
 
2012-06-20 10:20:06 AM
Ha
 
2012-06-20 10:22:56 AM
Actually, he called the entire Republican caucus apes. So maybe he what meant is that they're rare white apes and Allen West is a great silverback gorilla that has emerged suddenly from the jungle and the white apes see him and say to themselves, "My goodness, that is a very black ape. Look at his fur, I've never seen fur that black. He's so big and black." And the white apes are at once very intrigued by this new black up but also very intimidated so they scurry away to the dark corners of their caves to wait, all of them except Eeekah, a young female, a white ape so white that she seems blonde, an innocent and kind-hearted female ape who has not even had her first children yet. And she is curious about this new ape and approaches him with a welcoming smile and gently lays her hand on his chest and the other white apes creep from their hiding places to watch with a strange blend of shame and arousal as the black ape scoops her up into his thick, arms and lays her down on the floor. And she seems scared at first, she's trembling and the noises she is making sound more like hoots and screeches of pain than pleasure, but as it continues there can be no doubt and the other female apes, hiding behind their mates, cast astonished glances at each other in the dark and wonder why nobody's ever made them make noise like that. I'm not sure, that's one possible scenario, I guess.
 
2012-06-20 10:23:47 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Watch closely as the left gives him a free pass.


Bill Maher is a dick and he in no way speaks for "the left".

Rush Limbaugh is a dick and the GOP invites him to be the keynote speaker at many of their events.

But you can't see the difference, because you're an idiot.
 
2012-06-20 10:26:56 AM
Naturally the commenter are outraged at this racism:

His [Bill Maher's] features look like an ape, so only one parent was white, that figures.
 
2012-06-20 10:39:25 AM

sweetmelissa31: Naturally the commenter are outraged at this racism:

His [Bill Maher's] features look like an ape, so only one parent was white, that figures.


That's pretty racist of you to notice, sweethitlerella31
 
2012-06-20 10:58:21 AM
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FTA: Bill Maher, a comedian who donated $1 million to President Obama's superPAC, attacked the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus while describing the GOP as "the party of the apes."

Maher summarized that last 20 years of American politics as "the Rise of the Party of the Apes," - a riff on the movie title, the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. "t's the Republicans who are crazy," Maher added in his blog post, directing readers to Washington Post op-ed by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein that dubs the Republican Party "the problem" with American politics.


The author Joel Gehrke clearly, desperately make the connection that Bill Maher didn't intend at all, claiming Bill called West an ape. From the article, I can't tell if Bill's comments about the GOP being apes and West are from the same blog post. I strongly suspect this is more manufactured rage, jehovahs witness protection and cman.

Look guys, I'd love to discuss real issues with you. But Joel Gehrke is pulling crap out of his butt and throwing it against the monkey cage bars. Please get back with us here on real issues. Defending the crap Joel Gehrke is feeding to people doesn't make us or anyone want to change our minds and votes.

/Joel looks like a Young Republican.
//Who needs to enlist in the US military badly.
 
2012-06-20 11:03:48 AM

AirForceVet: The author Joel Gehrke clearly, desperately make the connection that Bill Maher didn't intend at all, claiming Bill called West an ape. From the article, I can't tell if Bill's comments about the GOP being apes and West are from the same blog post.


He mentions Allen West like five paragraphs after making the "Rise of the Party of the Apes" comment in the original blog post.
 
2012-06-20 11:05:04 AM
Context and comprehension be damned.
 
2012-06-20 11:05:17 AM
Nothing Bill Maher ever says in his entire life will make the vile hatred Rush spews forth on his AM radio show on a daily basis ok. Subby should feel bad for thinking that it does. But he wont because he lacks the ability to do any critical thinking.

Both of them are raging arseholes that make but loads of cash for saying outrageous things. If you let either of them do your thinking for you please DIAF.
 
2012-06-20 11:19:07 AM
And by "implicitly" you mean "not at all".

Now, I mean, if you change around the words that he said, moving them from paragraph to paragraph and changing the order, sure.
 
2012-06-20 11:35:24 AM
Ya. It's OK with me.
 
2012-06-20 11:42:44 AM

what_now: Bill Maher is a dick and he in no way speaks for "the left".


Yes, he's a dick.

He also donated $1 million to Obama's Super-PAC, and has been a fixture at Democrat fundraisers for years until a few months ago, when publicity about his comments made him radioactive. Now suddenly he "doesn't speak for the left." How convenient.

But they'll still keep his money.
 
2012-06-20 11:47:05 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Watch closely as the left gives him a free pass.


A pass on what? Calling the GOP, apes?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-06-20 11:48:32 AM

AirForceVet: [content.washingtonexaminer.biz.s3.amazonaws.com image 165x190]

FTA: Bill Maher, a comedian who donated $1 million to President Obama's superPAC, attacked the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus while describing the GOP as "the party of the apes."

Maher summarized that last 20 years of American politics as "the Rise of the Party of the Apes," - a riff on the movie title, the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. "t's the Republicans who are crazy," Maher added in his blog post, directing readers to Washington Post op-ed by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein that dubs the Republican Party "the problem" with American politics.

The author Joel Gehrke clearly, desperately make the connection that Bill Maher didn't intend at all, claiming Bill called West an ape. From the article, I can't tell if Bill's comments about the GOP being apes and West are from the same blog post. I strongly suspect this is more manufactured rage, jehovahs witness protection and cman.

Look guys, I'd love to discuss real issues with you. But Joel Gehrke is pulling crap out of his butt and throwing it against the monkey cage bars. Please get back with us here on real issues. Defending the crap Joel Gehrke is feeding to people doesn't make us or anyone want to change our minds and votes.

/Joel looks like a Young Republican.
//Who needs to enlist in the US military badly.


He looks like someone who would would be asking me if I would like fries with that if there weren't right wing rags to employ him.
 
2012-06-20 11:48:56 AM

Cybernetic: He also donated $1 million to Obama's Super-PAC, and has been a fixture at Democrat fundraisers for years until a few months ago, when publicity about his comments made him radioactive. Now suddenly he "doesn't speak for the left." How convenient.


I could hold a fundraiser for the tea party but that wouldn't make me their spokesman.
 
2012-06-20 11:51:10 AM

what_now: jehovahs witness protection: Watch closely as the left gives him a free pass.

Bill Maher is a dick and he in no way speaks for "the left".

Rush Limbaugh is a dick and the GOP invites him to be the keynote speaker at many of their events.

But you can't see the difference, because you're an idiot.


I couldn't have said that any better myself.

But the GOP still needs their daily turn to get up on the cross. Because everyone knows that the right are soooo persecuted in this country and that they are defenders of vitures adn truth against an evil world run by atheist homosexual communists!!!

What was I saying again...
 
2012-06-20 11:51:45 AM
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Sophomore Economics Major is judging you.
 
2012-06-20 11:51:51 AM
If those eyes were any closer together, he'd be a cyclops.


"Sure, Mr. Gehrke, I'd love to meet your aunt and mother. Why's there only one woman here?"
 
2012-06-20 11:52:19 AM
Newsflash subby, people on the left ALSO considers Bill Maher to be un-funny and generally a dick; not to mention flat out wrong. Allen West is not an ape. He's a war criminal a-hole.
 
2012-06-20 11:52:23 AM
I think it's fair to say that if Limbaugh had referred to the Democrats as "the party of the apes," it would have immediately been branded a racist comment, and that the people who are giving Bill Maher a pass (in this thread and elsewhere) would be calling for Limbaugh's head.

These are language standards that liberals themselves have created, and continue to expand. Just this week, Angela Rye, the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the word "cool" is coded racial language when applied to the Obama.

You want to call that "coded racial language"? Fine. But then it's coded racial language regardless of the political affiliation of the speaker. There's not going to be one standard for conservatives and another standard for liberals. Conservatives are holding liberals to the same standards that liberals apply to conservatives, and it's tying the liberals in knots. It's hilarious. And it's long overdue.
 
2012-06-20 11:52:46 AM

what_now: jehovahs witness protection: Watch closely as the left gives him a free pass.

Bill Maher is a dick and he in no way speaks for "the left".

Rush Limbaugh is a dick and the GOP invites him to be the keynote speaker at many of their events.

But you can't see the difference, because you're an idiot.


Well said. Yea, we're done here. Last one out shut off the lights.
/It's nice to wrap things up early. We should hit the bar.
 
2012-06-20 11:53:12 AM
Dude is an ape. So are you, so am I.
 
2012-06-20 11:53:14 AM
According to TFA, Maher called the GOP the "party of the apes," which implies that all GOP members, black, white, brown, teal, magenta, and mauve, are apes.

Racist statements aren't inclusive of many different races.

So subby, you fail. You are a lying liar who lies, and your mom regrets leaving the wire hangers in the closet for nine months.

Go back to crying over your Breitbart picture while you roleplay David Carradine.
 
2012-06-20 11:54:39 AM
So much Conservative butt-hurt.

Awesome.
 
2012-06-20 11:54:45 AM

Cybernetic: what_now: Bill Maher is a dick and he in no way speaks for "the left".

Yes, he's a dick.

He also donated $1 million to Obama's Super-PAC, and has been a fixture at Democrat fundraisers for years until a few months ago, when publicity about his comments made him radioactive. Now suddenly he "doesn't speak for the left." How convenient.

But they'll still keep his money.


If money is speech, and by law it is. And maher gives money to support candidates and causes on the left. then by simple logic maher speaks for the left.

/maher is a dick
/BSABOSIW
bothsidesarebadonesideisworse
 
2012-06-20 11:55:34 AM

Pocket Ninja: Actually, he called the entire Republican caucus apes. So maybe he what meant is that they're rare white apes and Allen West is a great silverback gorilla that has emerged suddenly from the jungle and the white apes see him and say to themselves, "My goodness, that is a very black ape. Look at his fur, I've never seen fur that black. He's so big and black." And the white apes are at once very intrigued by this new black up but also very intimidated so they scurry away to the dark corners of their caves to wait, all of them except Eeekah, a young female, a white ape so white that she seems blonde, an innocent and kind-hearted female ape who has not even had her first children yet. And she is curious about this new ape and approaches him with a welcoming smile and gently lays her hand on his chest and the other white apes creep from their hiding places to watch with a strange blend of shame and arousal as the black ape scoops her up into his thick, arms and lays her down on the floor. And she seems scared at first, she's trembling and the noises she is making sound more like hoots and screeches of pain than pleasure, but as it continues there can be no doubt and the other female apes, hiding behind their mates, cast astonished glances at each other in the dark and wonder why nobody's ever made them make noise like that. I'm not sure, that's one possible scenario, I guess.


*clap*
 
2012-06-20 11:55:34 AM

Cybernetic: I think it's fair to say that if Limbaugh had referred to the Democrats as "the party of the apes," it would have immediately been branded a racist comment, and that the people who are giving Bill Maher a pass (in this thread and elsewhere) would be calling for Limbaugh's head.

These are language standards that liberals themselves have created, and continue to expand. Just this week, Angela Rye, the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the word "cool" is coded racial language when applied to the Obama.

You want to call that "coded racial language"? Fine. But then it's coded racial language regardless of the political affiliation of the speaker. There's not going to be one standard for conservatives and another standard for liberals. Conservatives are holding liberals to the same standards that liberals apply to conservatives, and it's tying the liberals in knots. It's hilarious. And it's long overdue.


Context. Context. Calling a party apes, in pun, then happening to mention a black man isn't offensive, regardless of the speaker. If there were a linkage, maybe.
 
2012-06-20 11:56:04 AM
I like how neo-cons think Bill Maher is the emperor of liberalism, and not just some hypocritical asshat.
 
2012-06-20 11:56:18 AM
Contrary to subby's world view of liberals, racism is racism no matter who spews it.
 
2012-06-20 11:56:22 AM
meh
 
2012-06-20 11:56:29 AM

Cybernetic: Wall of insane, persecution complex Derp


Wow, you seem really upset. You know what I recommend. Pie.

Pie makes everyone feel better. Have you ever been unhappy when eating pie? No you haven't because no one ever has. You definitely need pie.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-06-20 11:56:33 AM

Jackson Herring: AirForceVet: The author Joel Gehrke clearly, desperately make the connection that Bill Maher didn't intend at all, claiming Bill called West an ape. From the article, I can't tell if Bill's comments about the GOP being apes and West are from the same blog post.

He mentions Allen West like five paragraphs after making the "Rise of the Party of the Apes" comment in the original blog post.


Yes, bot you aren't supposed to know that. You are meant to read the headline and believe that Maher said something racist but is being "given a pass" by the evil left wing media. That's what a real mare-kin would do.
 
2012-06-20 11:56:37 AM
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Sir Richard Pumpaloaf (a demented bread-boffer)
 
2012-06-20 11:56:37 AM

Cybernetic: what_now: Bill Maher is a dick and he in no way speaks for "the left".

Yes, he's a dick.

He also donated $1 million to Obama's Super-PAC, and has been a fixture at Democrat fundraisers for years until a few months ago, when publicity about his comments made him radioactive. Now suddenly he "doesn't speak for the left." How convenient.

But they'll still keep his money.


Does Trump speak for the right? Because Romney sure likes his money.
 
2012-06-20 11:57:26 AM
The entire GOP apparently consists of one guy?
 
2012-06-20 11:57:39 AM

what_now: jehovahs witness protection: Watch closely as the left gives him a free pass.

Bill Maher is a dick and he in no way speaks for "the left".

Rush Limbaugh is a dick and the GOP invites him to be the keynote speaker at many of their events.

But you can't see the difference, because you're an idiot.


+1
 
2012-06-20 11:58:07 AM

Cybernetic: I think it's fair to say that if Limbaugh had referred to the Democrats as "the party of the apes," it would have immediately been branded a racist comment, and that the people who are giving Bill Maher a pass (in this thread and elsewhere) would be calling for Limbaugh's head.


I think it's fair to say that if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle.
 
2012-06-20 11:58:28 AM

mrshowrules: jehovahs witness protection: Watch closely as the left gives him a free pass.

A pass on what? Calling the GOP, apes?


Yes, you cant call people apes, its racist.

/deeeerp
 
2012-06-20 11:58:29 AM
What I want to know is, what does DANNY GLOVER have to say?
 
2012-06-20 11:58:32 AM
Simple rule - if it can be taken as racist, it was obviously meant to be racist, and it must be taken as racist.

At least that's what I've learned here on FARK.


/gorilla glue
 
2012-06-20 11:59:05 AM
Anyone who is anti-vaccine and denies germ theory should not be calling anyone else stupid.
 
2012-06-20 11:59:10 AM

cameroncrazy1984: The entire GOP apparently consists of one guy?


Well, he is their black friend.
 
2012-06-20 11:59:27 AM
"The left always goes nuts when we use words that can be construed to be racist. What an over-reacting bunch of asshats. Let's get in on some of that!"
 
2012-06-20 11:59:30 AM
Zzzzzzzz
 
2012-06-20 11:59:37 AM

HeartBurnKid: Cybernetic: what_now: Bill Maher is a dick and he in no way speaks for "the left".

Yes, he's a dick.

He also donated $1 million to Obama's Super-PAC, and has been a fixture at Democrat fundraisers for years until a few months ago, when publicity about his comments made him radioactive. Now suddenly he "doesn't speak for the left." How convenient.

But they'll still keep his money.

Does Trump speak for the right? Because Romney sure likes his money.


yes he does.
 
2012-06-20 11:59:48 AM

GanjSmokr: Simple rule - if it can be taken as racist, it was obviously meant to be racist, and it must be taken as racist.

At least that's what I've learned here on FARK.


/gorilla glue


RACIST!!
 
2012-06-20 11:59:49 AM
No outrage like Faux outrage.
 
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