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Video: Giant banner of Obama as the Joker angers NAACP (for those of you who missed it!) (
theGrio.com ^ | 9/29/09 | the Grio

Posted on 11/22/2009 4:05:59 PM PST by Beloved Levinite

Emotions run high at a protest over a banner that depicts President Obama as the Joker from Batman. Some call it racist and disrespectful. Others say race has nothing to do with the issue.

The image is stirring up quite a bit of controversy. You can see the large sign is displayed outside of Club Velvet, a gentlemen's club in Richmond.

The banner led to a protest by the NAACP. The organization says the image is not only an attack on the president, but on all men and people of African descent.

"The presence of a black president that has African blood is very troublesome to many in this country," said King Salim Halfani. "They can no longer hide their prejudices."

Not everyone agrees. Some who showed up here say the sign is a reflection of outrage by the American people who are unhappy with President Obama.

"I don't think it's racial at all. I think the administration is a joke and that's the theme behind the picture," said Frank Singleton.

The owner of the club did issue a statement, which in part says, "Anyone who believes this banner is racist is an ignoramus. And just because the president is part black doesn't mean he can't be criticized."

The NAACP says it will continue to express its displeasure with the sign until it comes down.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Humor; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: joker; naacp; obama; poster
Old story, BUT....just tryin' to keep it goin;! This is TOO funny. These leftists don't like it when the tables get turned. Hypocritical B*STARDS!
1 posted on 11/22/2009 4:06:02 PM PST by Beloved Levinite
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To: Beloved Levinite

Hypocritical is right! Remember W as the Joker? Guess they have short memories (to match their shortened morals!)


2 posted on 11/22/2009 4:07:04 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Beloved Levinite

I am disrespectful to the president because .... well, ... I don’t respect him.


3 posted on 11/22/2009 4:10:49 PM PST by boycott
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To: Beloved Levinite
...a black president that has African blood...

...and an African birthplace.

4 posted on 11/22/2009 4:12:21 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Got that right, Rick. This JOKER shall be EXPOSED & the TRUTH shall reign supreme!


5 posted on 11/22/2009 4:15:14 PM PST by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Beloved Levinite

“The presence of a black president that has African blood is very troublesome to many in this country,”

Bahahahah! Please, the guy was raised as white as the driven snow. Let’s call him Bo White!


6 posted on 11/22/2009 4:16:25 PM PST by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: rickmichaels

Wait a minute. I understand that he is 1/2 white, 1/4 arab and 1/4 black. How does that make him a black president? The blacks must be racist for not respecting his heritage. Have the no decency dissing this fellow? As to the “joker” thing, there are good parallels between him and the joker character.


7 posted on 11/22/2009 4:16:36 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: Beloved Levinite
this thread is worthless without pictures:

besides... would you pass up an opportunity to torque off a liberal? not me

8 posted on 11/22/2009 4:17:46 PM PST by sten
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To: Beloved Levinite

Tough oats..if it was so ok for them to put out posters of Bush looking like Hitler, then they can shut the hell up. Dish it up but can’t take it..typical Democrap.


10 posted on 11/22/2009 4:18:55 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Beloved Levinite
I suppose the NAACP's Leftwingtards would rather an Obama poster be put up portraying him the way we were all taught by the Democrats to show President Bush ~ as a chimpanzee.

What a bunch of doufouses.

11 posted on 11/22/2009 4:22:02 PM PST by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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To: Beloved Levinite

“”The presence of a black president that has African blood is very troublesome to many in this country”

No the presence of an aryan, white raised biracial with no slave blood, pretending to be an African American so he can play the race card bothers me


12 posted on 11/22/2009 4:22:27 PM PST by hecht
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To: Beloved Levinite

The Joker was a lot smarter than 0bama.


13 posted on 11/22/2009 4:25:07 PM PST by LiberConservative (No terrorist attacks have occurred on US soil since 0bama took office. Oh, wait!)
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To: sten
OK...if you INSIST!

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14 posted on 11/22/2009 4:26:13 PM PST by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Beloved Levinite

“…black president that has African blood is very troublesome to many in this country,” said King Salim Halfani…” Another lie of the left.

Well, well, well look who is calling the pot racist. For if Obama is half white and half black, which part of him, can be criticized.

The original premise of NACCP was in eliminating social prejudice, which now has become its own racial precepts and preferences. No, sir, the only empirical racists within the U.S. which are influential on the matter are those that play the race hustle and call themselves advancers of colored people, who are the racists, now demonstrating to always having been; for everyone has color.


15 posted on 11/22/2009 4:26:21 PM PST by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Batman11

Keep in mind that Lincoln, Harding, and Coolidge had African ancestry also. It is also thought that Jefferson and Jackson has some African ancestry that predated US independence.


16 posted on 11/22/2009 4:26:58 PM PST by donmeaker (Invicto)
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To: Beloved Levinite

This is one time when the original movie tag line works best:

WHY SO SERIOUS?


17 posted on 11/22/2009 4:28:15 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: sten

Great self-reminder.....I still have a couple of dozen of those on little 2 inch stickers; I’m packing them because we’re headed over to Arizona on Tuesday, and I’ll have some fresh stickin’ grounds to take advantage of.


18 posted on 11/22/2009 4:31:11 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama is a DIC....... Ditherer-in-Chief)
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To: sten
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19 posted on 11/22/2009 4:32:46 PM PST by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Beloved Levinite

It’s socially beneficial to upset hate groups like the NAACP. Keep them exposed.


20 posted on 11/22/2009 4:33:08 PM PST by pallis
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To: Beloved Levinite
I wish everybody had a giant poster like that one.
Still the best!


21 posted on 11/22/2009 4:38:45 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: sten
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22 posted on 11/22/2009 4:43:05 PM PST by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: sten
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23 posted on 11/22/2009 4:48:34 PM PST by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Beloved Levinite

The Joker is a character in the Batman movie. The Joker is a disfigured sociopathic criminal mastermind. This particular caricature of Barack Obama resembles the makeup the late Heath Ledger used in the film, “The Dark Knight” and has become one that “stuck” and no more. Only in the bizarro world logic of the NAACP is this racist. These over-the-hill goofballs have no other card to play and their act is old.


24 posted on 11/22/2009 5:20:10 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Beloved Levinite
All you now is Palin as Bat-girl.

That is a great graphic though.

25 posted on 11/22/2009 5:37:45 PM PST by TheThinker
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To: sten

You know this Joker graphic accentuates Obama’s dead eyes. They really don’t contain much emotion.


26 posted on 11/22/2009 5:40:03 PM PST by TheThinker
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To: Reddy

Socialism... it’s not a joke!


27 posted on 11/22/2009 6:00:08 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Beloved Levinite

Anyone that sees racisim in portraying Obama as the Joker should go check any old Currier & Ives, or watch Spike Lee’s ‘Bamboozled’. The movie is disturbing and thought provoking, to say the least.

Nowhere in the old books or in ‘Bamboozled’ will you see anything resembling the Joker.


28 posted on 11/22/2009 6:11:19 PM PST by CTyank
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To: TheThinker
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29 posted on 11/22/2009 6:17:10 PM PST by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Beloved Levinite

Whine, whine. Bitch, bitch. Cry, cry. Buncha freakin babies.


30 posted on 11/22/2009 6:27:15 PM PST by pankot
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To: Beloved Levinite
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3502/3895858293_45a6644a70_o.jpg

31 posted on 11/22/2009 6:29:50 PM PST by wolficatZ
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To: Reddy
"W as the joker"

Remember W as Smirky the Chimp and countless other less than respectful depictions? Someone should take all the nasty stuff said and drawn about Bush and shove it in front of these morons from the NAACP. Then ask them what they think was respectful about that, and why didn't they protest that when it came out.

32 posted on 11/22/2009 7:06:26 PM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: Beloved Levinite
"Anyone who believes this banner is racist is an ignoramus. And just because the president is part black doesn't mean he can't be criticized."

It's a pretty rare occasion thar I find myself in agreement with a strip club owner, but..., just damn!

33 posted on 11/22/2009 7:13:20 PM PST by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: Beloved Levinite
The owner of the club did issue a statement, which in part says, "Anyone who believes this banner is racist is an ignoramus. And just because the president is part black doesn't mean he can't be criticized."

This needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

34 posted on 11/23/2009 9:23:42 AM PST by Sister_T (Stealing from the rich to give to the poor is still stealing ... Exodus 20:15)
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