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Tennessee Hospitality Association CEO Sends Out E-mail Mocking Michelle Obama as Tarzan's Chimpanzee
Associated Content (AC) ^ | March 7, 2010 | Marc Schenker

Posted on 03/07/2010 2:00:55 AM PST by Suvroc10

Tennessee Hospitality Association CEO Walt Baker has sent out an e-mail mockingly comparing Michelle Obama to Tarzan's chimpanzee sidekick, Cheeta. In an e-mail forwarded by Walt Baker to 12 prominent Nashvillians on Thursday, in what he originally called political humor, there was an unflattering picture of Michelle Obama, whose face was in a certain expression, right beneath a chimpanzee which seemed to be making the exact same facial expression. Additionally, Michelle Obama was the butt of the joke in the same e-mail in a comparison to chimpanzee Cheeta, after it was said that she went on to marry a lawyer and now lives in the White House. Originally intended by Baker privately for only a small circle of high-powered friends, the political humor-e-mail was exposed by a race-baiting journalist from the Nashville Scene, potentially harming Tennessee's tourism industry, according to some commenters.

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TOPICS: Humor; Local News; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: cheeta; chimpanzee; michelleobama

1 posted on 03/07/2010 2:00:55 AM PST by Suvroc10
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To: Suvroc10

Looks like the unemployment rate in Tennessee is going to increase by one person.


2 posted on 03/07/2010 2:56:53 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Suvroc10

Looks like the unemployment rate in Tennessee is going to increase by one person.


3 posted on 03/07/2010 2:56:56 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Suvroc10

Dope.


4 posted on 03/07/2010 4:57:00 AM PST by ripley
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To: Suvroc10

Dope.


5 posted on 03/07/2010 4:57:02 AM PST by ripley
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To: Suvroc10

This is nuts.


6 posted on 03/07/2010 8:41:14 AM PST by mancini
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To: mancini

This is nuts.


7 posted on 03/07/2010 8:45:44 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: Suvroc10

Now, wait now. I remember all the pictures comparing George Bush to a Chimp. Has PC taken over this country completely? And the ugly comments about Palin’s kids.

Is this still America? Come on, this guy has no class, but it is not a crime — YET!


8 posted on 03/07/2010 8:46:08 AM PST by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: trumandogz

“Looks like the unemployment rate in Tennessee is going to increase by one person.”

Well, you are probably right, but I still wonder where the outrage is over this:

http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blbushchimpanzee.htm


9 posted on 03/07/2010 8:47:50 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Suvroc10
Stick a fork in him. He's done.
10 posted on 03/07/2010 8:48:23 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Suvroc10

Actually it sounds like a private joke between friends that some journalist got a hold of and made into a big scandal. Heck, I’ve seen similar pics on here, there was a rather funny Michelle Obama / Wookie pic floating around a while back. They did it to George W. Bush all the time, payback is hell...


11 posted on 03/07/2010 8:48:48 AM PST by apillar
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To: Judith Anne

Agree some people only remember what they want to how PC can one get.


12 posted on 03/07/2010 8:50:29 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: apillar; All

If this guiy was on a gov’t computer (ie. paid for with tax dollars) he is toast and should be.


13 posted on 03/07/2010 8:52:21 AM PST by awake-n-angry
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To: Suvroc10

my friend sent me that email.
Cheetah is waayyy better looking.


14 posted on 03/07/2010 8:53:42 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: Suvroc10
no, no, no...

15 posted on 03/07/2010 8:54:42 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Suvroc10

GW = chimp = OK
mo = chimp = no,no,no no


16 posted on 03/07/2010 8:54:56 AM PST by Salvey
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To: awake-n-angry

Government computer? So, the fedgov has taken over the Tennessee Hospitality Association?

Tell me it ain’t so. And leave the guy alone. Go after the Obama groupie who made a big deal out of it, instead. Or else give up your right to criticize the president, his wife, his policies, his marxist laws, his ruination of America.

This is NOT the old USSR. We GET to ridicule whom we wish.

Free speech. Don’t leave home without it.


17 posted on 03/07/2010 8:57:47 AM PST by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: Suvroc10
Oh, is that wrong? I didn't realize... bush monkey comparison
18 posted on 03/07/2010 9:01:02 AM PST by LouD ("against all enemies, foreign and domestic...")
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To: Judith Anne

If the Tennessee Hospitality Association is a state agency then this guy is using state (govt) equiptment for personal use and he should be fired.


19 posted on 03/07/2010 9:03:14 AM PST by awake-n-angry
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To: All
But it's ok to compare Bush to a chimp?

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I could never understand this anyway. I always thought Bush a rather attractive man who in no way resembles a chimp.lol

20 posted on 03/07/2010 9:09:31 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Suvroc10

How soon we forget. Bush Monkey cartoons:
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bush+monkey+cartoon&FORM=IGRE#


21 posted on 03/07/2010 9:10:58 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: All

TXCN (Texas Cable Network) is running the story with
big pictures of Big Mo and the chimp. LOL


22 posted on 03/07/2010 9:14:06 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: awake-n-angry

Not a state agency.


23 posted on 03/07/2010 9:14:42 AM PST by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: patriot08

Ain’t it awful! ROFL!!!

Show the whole country!


24 posted on 03/07/2010 9:15:40 AM PST by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: awake-n-angry

“If the Tennessee Hospitality Association is a state agency then this guy is using state (govt) equiptment for personal use and he should be fired.”

Give him an award and a raise!


25 posted on 03/07/2010 9:15:44 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Suvroc10

I had that email in my inbox this morning and proudly sent it on. I think back to the chimp poses compared to GW Bush and feel no remorse.


26 posted on 03/07/2010 9:17:03 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: dalereed

Sadly, the poor idiot apologized. Never apologize. Now he’s lost his job, and I’m SURE some so-called FReepers are going to just be THRILLED about that.

Honestly. NEVER surrender to the KGB (King God Barack). He’s the one making his wife look like a chimp.


27 posted on 03/07/2010 9:19:28 AM PST by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: Suvroc10

Abe Lincoln was called “the original gorilla” in private letters.


28 posted on 03/07/2010 9:24:13 AM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Suvroc10
Nashville Scene

Extremely PROGRESSIVE rag....I know the editor...don't know where it went wrong for him...raised in arty family here

29 posted on 03/07/2010 9:27:46 AM PST by wardaddy (I'm waiting for Epic Beard Man the movie.)
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To: Suvroc10

This is shameful.

Can’t you people see that the poor chimp is a white redneck cracker. Imagine how embarrassed that chimp must feel. First he’s compared to Bush and now this... it must be mortified!

In other words... freaking big deal.


30 posted on 03/07/2010 9:27:58 AM PST by Gator113 (I do not want Obama IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED.)
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To: Suvroc10

Oh freedom of speech is o.k. if it’s the ‘progressives’, but not for anyone else, eh?


31 posted on 03/07/2010 9:38:05 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Suvroc10

32 posted on 03/07/2010 9:40:07 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Judith Anne

All the democRat sites named Bush “The Chimp” and showed pictures of him morphed as a chimp. Why is this any different?


33 posted on 03/07/2010 9:50:57 AM PST by gitmo
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To: All

Funny how ‘Rats racist remarks are swept under the rug- yet let a Republican utter something and all h*ll breaks loose.

For instance Howard Dean’s remark

“You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room?,” Dean asked to laughter. “Only if they had the hotel staff in here.”

And Harry Reid’s remark

Senate majority leader Harry Reid said Obama had a chance of winning because he was both “light-skinned” and didn’t speak
(Reid didn’t get fired)

Or Clinton’s about ‘a while ago he (Obama) would be getting our coffee.

The Democrat Party’s Long and Shameful History of Bigotry and Racism
http://gopcapitalist.tripod.com/democratrecord.html

.


34 posted on 03/07/2010 9:55:07 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Suvroc10
Bush was a player, Obama is a player, Michelle Obama technically isn't one. Personally, I think she ought to be left alone because of that, even if it strains credulity to pretend she isn't.
35 posted on 03/07/2010 10:29:23 AM PST by Grut
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To: LouD
Shes a Communist Queen.

You cant criticize her.

Shes the new Jackie-O.... Blackie-O.

36 posted on 03/07/2010 11:36:30 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: gitmo
Why is this any different?

There is a profound difference.

Conservatives are not intimidated by name calling and being likened to primates. Whereas, liberals are not at all sure they can distinguish between themselves and monkeys. In fact they claim them as ancestors.

Referring to a liberal as a primate is insulting because it is too close to their version of the truth.

Calling a conservative a monkey is humorous because it is ridiculous in the extreme.

37 posted on 03/07/2010 11:40:18 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (He is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: Grut
Bet the ranch she is dictating tactics and direction on the Communist agenda and reparations.

She thinks Americans suck. Just look at the anger seething from her. Shes a Jeremiah Wright girl through and through.

38 posted on 03/07/2010 11:51:22 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: Suvroc10

Thats not fair. Cheeta was better looking and was a good actor. Michelle is a disaster on all fronts.


39 posted on 03/07/2010 6:17:58 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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