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  • Genetic Gap Widens Between Humans and Chimps

    01/21/2016 11:19:36 AM PST · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-21-2016 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. *
    Genetic Gap Widens Between Humans and Chimps by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * Increasingly, orphan genes defy evolution and support the Genesis account of creation. These genes are unique sets of coding sequences specific to particular creatures. This is a big problem for evolutionary ideas to explain. In a recent research report, scientists describe a new set of 1,307 orphan genes that are completely different between humans and chimpanzees.1
  • Chimpanzee Whacks Camera Drone Out of Mid-Air with a Stick VIDEO

    04/12/2015 3:19:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/12/15 | Michael Zhang
    Pro tip: Don’t fly your camera drone too close to chimpanzees. They might knock it out of the air using a stick. That’s what happened to one camera drone user over in the Netherlands while flying a drone in a zoo’s chimpanzee habitat. One of the chimps decided that “enough is enough”
  • Cage-bound chimp doesn't have same rights as humans, court rules

    12/04/2014 4:00:31 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    cbsnews ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | CBS/AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A New York appeals court says a chimpanzee isn't entitled to the rights of a human and doesn't have to be freed by its owner. The three-judge Appellate Division panel was unanimous Thursday in denying "legal personhood" to Tommy, who lives alone in a cage in upstate Fulton County. A trial level court had previously denied the Nonhuman Rights Project's effort to have Tommy released. The group's lawyer, Steven Wise, told the appeals court in October that the chimp's living conditions are akin to a person in unlawful solitary confinement.
  • Chimp DNA Mutation Study--Selective Yet Surprising

    06/25/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT · by fishtank · 84 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-25-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Chimp DNA Mutation Study--Selective Yet Surprising by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * A popular evolutionary belief is that humans and chimps shared a common ancestor 2 to 6 million years ago. Apparently, evolutionists still aren't too sure of their own theory: now they've more than doubled that timeline. Scientists just published a study describing chimp DNA mutation rates and compared a number of cherry-picked genomic regions to human—and this research doubled their evolutionary timeline.1 However, the selective data did not account for the vast chasm of documented genome differences that were not included in the analyses. Heritable mutations are the rare...
  • New Lawsuit Seeks 'Legal Personhood' For a Chimpanzee

    12/02/2013 3:49:47 PM PST · by lbryce · 38 replies
    The Verge ^ | December 2, 2013 | Katie Drummond
    An animal rights group is taking to the courts in an effort to seek personhood for a chimpanzee. In a lawsuit filed today in Fulton County, New York, the Nonhuman Rights Project demands that "Tommy" — a privately owned chimp who lives on a reindeer farm in the state — be freed from his owners and moved to a sanctuary. According to the group, they'll also file two additional lawsuits seeking sanctuary for chimps in other parts of the state. Those chimps are Kiko, living at a nonprofit center, and Hercules and Leo, being used for research at Stony Brook...
  • NY Post must face bias lawsuit linked to Obama chimp cartoon

    10/30/2013 7:22:03 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    REUTERS ^ | October 29, 2013 | JONATHAN STEMPEL
    NEW YORK - The New York Post and its top editor must face a bias lawsuit brought by a woman who said she was fired for complaining about harassment at the newspaper and a political cartoon that some people said likened President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee.
  • (D@mn Dirty Apes!) Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors

    05/17/2012 7:27:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | 17 May 2012 | Charles Choi,
    Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors - (Santino just 1 second before the throw.) A chimp that creates hiding places for rocks he throws at zoo visitors reveals for the first time that humanity's closest living relatives can plan to deceive, researchers say. These findings could shed light on the evolution of higher mental functions such as planning, investigators added. The chimpanzee known as Santino is the dominant male of his group at Furuvik Zoo in Sweden. Intriguingly, past research showed the ape calmly gathered stones from his enclosure's moat and pieces of concrete he pulled off an...
  • Cheeta, chimpanzee and Tarzan movie star, dies at 'roughly 80'

    12/27/2011 11:28:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Annie Barrett
    Cheeta the chimpanzee, who starred in Tarzan movies alongside Olympic swimmer-turned-actor Johnny Weissmuller in the 1930s and ranked #1 on’s list of the 10 Best Monkeys at the Movies, died of kidney failure Saturday. According to the Suncoast Primary Sanctuary’s outrach director, Cheeta was “roughly 80 years old, loved fingerpainting and football and was soothed by nondenominational Christian music.” Roughly 80?! Way to live, chimp! That’s amazing! (Cheeta was an anomaly; the average zoo chimp dies around age 35-45.) I sure hope my favorite chimp lives that long.
  • New Face for Chimp Attack Victim

    06/10/2011 2:47:15 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | 6-10-11 | LeAnne Gendreau
    After 20 hours of surgery, more than 20 surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals in a Boston hospital have given Charla Nash the new face she has waited for for more than two years. Nash was mauled by a chimp in February 2009 at her friend’s Stamford home. The pet chimp, named Travis, destroyed Nash’s eyes, ears, nose and mouth. It left her permanently blind. Doctors said it was a miracle Nash even survived. Soon after the attack, Nash was moved from a local hospital to the famed Cleveland Clinic, known for performing the first successful face transplant. At that...
  • Chimp attack victim's face 'looks fantastic' after historic transplant

    06/10/2011 11:51:43 AM PDT · by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast · 38 replies
    msnbc ^ | 6-10-11 | Linda Carroll
    In a grueling, 20-hour operation, a 30-member surgical team under the leadership of Dr. Bohdan Pomahac at Brigham and Women's Hospital performed a full face and double hand transplant....
  • Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Defends Republican Official’s Obama Chimp Email

    04/20/2011 10:29:00 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies ^ | 04/20/2011 | Tommy Christopher
    Who knew the Dilbert guy, Scott Adams, was such a controversial figure? The cartoonist behind the hapless office drone (but not the one who inspired Office Space. That was Mike Judge’s Milton) has found himself in hot water of late, first for comparing women to “children and the mentally handicapped,” and now, for defending Marilyn Davenport, the Republican official who sent emails depicting President Obama as the offspring of chimpanzees. Ironically, Adams’ defense of Davenport is embedded in a lengthy manifesto about the deleterious PR effects of sticky internet rumors:
  • Woman Attacked by Chimp Reveals Face on 'Oprah'(Graphic Images)

    11/11/2009 9:03:40 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 69 replies · 9,316+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/1/2009 | Fox News
    After Attack GRAPHIC IMAGE! NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut woman who was attacked by a 200-pound chimpanzee says she repeatedly warned the animal's owner that the primate was dangerous and could hurt someone. In a telephone interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, Charla Nash said she saw the chimpanzee throw large objects around his cage, flash his teeth and pound the bars so violently his hands would bleed and the cage had to be rewelded. Nash, who appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Wednesday, said she told the owner, Sandra Herold, eight or 10 times he was dangerous.
  • The left portrays Bush as a monkey.

    03/06/2010 7:43:38 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 374+ views
    the internets ^ | March 6, 2010 | N/A
  • Stress claim denied for Conn. cop who shot chimp

    02/17/2010 1:22:02 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 964+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 17 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut police officer who shot and killed a chimpanzee last year after it mauled a woman has been denied a claim for workers' compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder because state law only applies to police shootings of people.
  • Is This Haunting Picture Proof That Chimps Really DO Grieve?

    10/26/2009 11:01:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies · 3,494+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 27th 2009
    Is This Haunting Picture Proof That Chimps Really DO Grieve? MICHAEL HANLON 27th October 2009 [Pic in URL] United in what appears to be deep and profound grief, a phalanx of more than a dozen chimpanzees stood in silence watching from behind the wire of their enclosure as the body of one of their own was wheeled past. This extraordinary scene took place recently at the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon, West Africa. When a chimp called Dorothy, who was in her late 40s, died of heart failure, her fellow apes seemed to be stricken by sorrow. Enlarge Chimpanzees...
  • New Book Debunks Human-Chimp Similarity

    09/17/2009 8:02:29 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 238 replies · 4,537+ views
    ICR News ^ | September 17, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    New Book Debunks Human-Chimp Similarity by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Evolutionary science repeatedly declares that chimps and humans are 98 percent genetically identical, which is then taken as solid evidence that mankind evolved from an apelike ancestor. But a former BBC producer’s new book has found reasons to emphasize research that is often overlooked by evolutionary advocates—scientific results that reveal the uniqueness of man. In Not a Chimp: The hunt to find the genes that make us human, which was reviewed in New Scientist magazine, evolutionist Jeremy Taylor investigated not only the genetic distinctions between humans and apes, but also the...
  • Human-Chimp Similarities: Common Ancestry or Flawed Research?

    07/13/2009 9:55:26 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 479 replies · 9,221+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Human-Chimp Similarities: Common Ancestry or Flawed Research? by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.* In 2003, the human genome was heralded as a near-complete DNA sequence, except for the repetitive regions that could not be resolved due to the limitations of the prevailing DNA sequencing technologies.[1] The chimpanzee genome was subsequently finished in 2005 with the hope that its completion would provide clear-cut DNA similarity evidence for an ape-human common ancestry.[2] This similarity is frequently cited as proof of man's evolutionary origins, but a more objective explanation tells a different story, one that is more complex than evolutionary scientists seem willing to admit...
  • It's pretty damn disgusting to post cartoons of our president as a chimp!

    07/12/2009 4:06:38 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 103 replies · 7,960+ views
    Google ^ | July 12, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Random example:
  • Jacko's pal Bubbles the chimp not to attend his funeral

    07/02/2009 11:28:06 AM PDT · by Shermy · 33 replies · 2,358+ views
    New Kerala, India ^ | July 2, 2009
    London, July 2 : Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's old friend Bubbles the chimp will not be attending his funeral. The ape will be kept 3,000 miles away when Jackson is laid to rest in California, and it will spend the day listening to "calming flute music" at the animal sanctuary in Wauchula, Florida, where it presently lives. "It is sad for Bubbles but it is better that he stays here," the Sun quoted a spokesman for the Centre For Great Apes as saying. He revealed that staff at the centre have "not said anything" to Bubbles about Jackson's...
  • South Carolina pol: Sorry for comparing Michelle Obama to gorilla

    06/14/2009 10:04:33 PM PDT · by melt · 72 replies · 4,528+ views
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A former chairman of the South Carolina Election Commission has apologized after his posting on Facebook suggested a gorilla that escaped form a Columbia zoo was an ancestor of first lady Michelle Obama. Minutes after the gorilla’s escape was reported Friday, Rusty DePass posted: "I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors — probably harmless." The comment has since been deleted, but DePass confirmed to WIS-TV that he made it, apologizing and saying it was a joke about statements Obama has made about evolution. DePass is a former chairman of the Richland County Republican Party. He didn’t...
  • Chimp bites off Berlin zoo director's finger

    06/09/2009 7:36:46 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 1,523+ views
    thelocal ^ | 9 Jun 09
    Berlin doctors have refused to give a prognosis on whether Berlin zoo director Bernhard Blaszkiewitz’ index finger had been successfully reattached after a chimpanzee bit it off on Monday. “There is a chance for the very destroyed finger, but it is not big,” head surgeon at Berlin's Marzahn district hospital Andreas Eisenschenk said on Tuesday, adding that though the bite wound is flush, there is a high risk of infection. “With chimpanzees there are some germs in play that we can’t control,” he said. As 55-year-old Blaszkiewitz was giving a tour through the zoo on Monday, he stopped at Pedro...
  • Conn. chimp that mauled woman had Xanax in system

    05/13/2009 3:21:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies · 3,035+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 5/13/09 | staff
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut prosecutor says test results show a chimpanzee that mauled a woman had the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in its system. Stamford State's Attorney David Cohen said Wednesday that it's unclear if the drug played a role in the attack. The 200-pound chimp, named Travis, attacked Stamford resident Charla Nash on Feb. 16. Nash lost her hands, nose, lips and eyelids in the attack. Doctors at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic say she is blind and faces two years of surgical procedures.
  • Shep Smith: Left Wing Hack

    04/22/2009 12:40:10 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 63 replies · 4,474+ views
    FOX News | 04/22/09 | Vanity
    Any one watching this clown? He is going absolutely nuts about torture. "WE DON'T TORTURE. WE DON'T TORTURE... NOT IN MY NAME. I WANT OFF TH TRAIN." He sounds like a MoveOn moron.
  • Chimp victim blind for life

    04/08/2009 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 37 replies · 2,742+ views
    STAMFORD -- Doctors say a Stamford woman who was nearly killed after being mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee suffered such extensive injuries to her eyes that she will be blind for life. Charla Nash, 55, has made significant improvement since losing her hands, nose, lips and eyelids in the Feb. 16 attack, officials from the Cleveland Clinic, where Nash is being treated, said Tuesday. Full cognitive recovery, however, could take up to a year, they said. "She is now awake and is able to communicate with her family and caregivers," the clinic said in a statement. "As we have begun...
  • Dogs (not chimps) most like humans

    03/26/2009 3:47:12 PM PDT · by decimon · 53 replies · 3,110+ views
    Discovery ^ | March. 26, 2009 | Jennifer Viegas
    Man's best friend serves as model for understanding human social behaviorChimpanzees share many of our genes, but dogs have lived with us for so long and undergone so much domestication that they are now serving as a model for understanding human social behavior, according to a new paper.
  • Interesting Video: 2 black professorss + writers: McWhorter (Manhattan Inst), Loury (Brown Univ.)

    03/22/2009 5:57:43 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 2 replies · 708+ views
    Very interesting and very civil discussion about race, Obama, Eric Holder, and the ape cartoon called: "Abominations, Cartoons, and Cowards" Detail: Glenn calls John’s NAACP piece an abomination (03:52) John’s ideas for reforming the NAACP (07:02) Glenn’s memories of attending the Million Man March (02:28) Was that NY Post cartoon racist? (07:45) Prince Harry and the policing of discourse (03:06) Are we really “a nation of cowards” on race? (08:41) ~~~~ John McWhorter, professor, best selling author and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is the more conservative. He earned his PhD in linguistics from Stanford University in 1993 and...
  • Armed' chimps go wild for honey

    03/19/2009 8:27:42 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 12 replies · 1,290+ views
    BBC ^ | 11:06 GMT, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 | Rebecca Morelle
    Cameras have revealed how "armed" chimpanzees raid beehives to gorge on sweet honey. Scientists in the Republic of Congo found that the wild primates crafted large clubs from branches to pound the nests until they broke open. The team said some chimps would also use a "toolkit" of different wooden implements in a bid to access the honey and satisfy their sweet tooth. The study is published in the International Journal of Primatology. Crickette Sanz, from the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, said: "The nutritional returns don't seem to be that great.
  • Barnes & Noble: Obama-Monkey Display a ‘Hate Crime’

    03/11/2009 12:23:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 121 replies · 5,477+ views ^ | March 11, 2009 | Chris V. Thangham
    Recently a photo of Barnes & Noble book display board was circulated widely over the Internet. The photo showed various books about President Obama around a central photo of a monkey book. Barnes & Noble claims some prankster did this intentionally. The photo shown in this site was the catalyst of this controversy. The photos shows a book on monkeys “Monkey: A Captivating Look at These Fascinating Animals” with a number of books around it focusing on President Obama and his wife Michelle. The book chain Barnes & Noble deny someone deliberately placed the monkey book in the display. They...
  • Zoo chimp 'planned' stone attacks

    03/10/2009 12:46:01 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies · 3,106+ views ^ | 9 March 2009
    A male chimpanzee in a Swedish zoo planned hundreds of stone-throwing attacks on zoo visitors, according to researchers. Keepers at Furuvik Zoo found that the chimp collected and stored stones that he would later use as missiles. Further, the chimp learned to recognise how and when parts of his concrete enclosure could be pulled apart to fashion further projectiles. The findings are reported in the journal Current Biology. There has been scant evidence in previous research that animals can plan for future events.
  • Chimp Victim May Have Brain Damage

    03/05/2009 1:19:11 PM PST · by libstripper · 51 replies · 3,385+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2009 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (March 4) - A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee two weeks ago lost her hands, nose, lips and eyelids and may be blind and suffering brain damage, and hospital officials say it's still unclear if her condition can improve at all.
  • Travis The Chimps "Mom" tells Their Story

    03/01/2009 7:20:53 AM PST · by ABN 505 · 32 replies · 1,998+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 3-1-09 | Alaine Griffin
    "People don't have a clue, they just want to condemn me," Herold says while wiping away tears. "My friends told me anyone who wants to look into whether I have a history of abusing animals will come up empty. Travis was my son and if they want to say I'm crazy or nuts for calling him that, go ahead."
  • Travis the chimp cremated

    02/25/2009 8:09:50 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 21 replies · 1,718+ views ^ | 02/25/09 | Angela Carella
    STAMFORD -- The 200-pound pet chimpanzee that mauled a Stamford woman nearly to death last week was cremated early Wednesday. Eileen Donofrio, office manager for All Pets Crematory & Remembrances in Stamford, said Travis the chimp was cremated at the request of the family.
  • Joy Behar Sees Obama Assassination Threat in NY Post Cartoon

    "The View's" Joy Behar believes last week's controversial New York Post cartoon which mocked the recently enacted stimulus bill represented an assassination threat on President Barack Obama. She even wonders if the author should be investigated by the FBI.
  • Joy Behar says chimp cartoon is “an assassination threat” on Obama

    02/25/2009 6:37:55 PM PST · by slomark · 31 replies · 2,092+ views
    [video] Any day now, psychiatrists are going to walk right onto the set while they’re taping The View and take Joy Behar away to a nice, padded room. She actually said the infamous chimp cartoon is “an assassination threat” on President Obama. Seriously. She said that. We’re not making it up. “I think you can be investigated by the FBI,” she declared, “if you make an assassination threat.” Coming up next week on The View, Behar suggests that Angelina Jolie should adopt Little Orphan Annie, demands increased unemployment compensation for Dilbert, and congratulates Doonesbury on his enlightened drug policy. Then,...
  • Rev. Sharpton and company won't forgive 'toon flap

    02/25/2009 8:34:47 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 40 replies · 1,903+ views
    A third apology may not be enough. Chimpgate continues, though Rupert Murdoch himself has offered a mea culpa..
  • Cagle: That Racist Dead Monkey Cartoon

    02/25/2009 1:44:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 2,192+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | February 23, 2009 | Daryl Cagle
    All the pundits are talking about the recent cartoon by the New York Post’s Sean Delonas, showing a chimp shot by two policemen who say, “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.” The prevailing view among the bloggers and talking-heads is that the cartoon is a racist depiction of Obama as a monkey. Al Sharpton has taken the opportunity to grab the media spotlight by condemning the cartoon. New York Post employees are reportedly “unhappy and ashamed” of the “offensive cartoon.” The media love arguments about race. NAACP wants NY Post editor and cartoonist fired...
  • Fast action on the Hill

    02/25/2009 4:27:48 AM PST · by ninonitti · 13 replies · 1,311+ views Smith's Blog ^ | February 24, 2009 | Ben Smith
    Forget the stimulus -- this one moved really fast. From the Humane Society: U.S. House of Representatives Passes Captive Primate Safety Act WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2009) — Eight days after a chimpanzee kept as a pet attacked and critically injured a Connecticut woman, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Captive Primate Safety Act, H.R. 80, introduced by U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., to stop interstate commerce in primates as pets. The bill passed by a vote of 323 to 95. The bill now moves for consideration to the U.S. Senate, where the effort to pass...
  • NAACP calls for firing of N.Y. Post cartoonist

    02/25/2009 3:37:38 AM PST · by RC one · 29 replies · 1,979+ views
    CNN ^ | February 21, 2009
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Leaders of the NAACP on Saturday called for the firing of the New York Post cartoonist whose drawing lampooning the federal stimulus bill has drawn charges that it's racist and encourages violence toward President Obama. Speaking at the civil rights group's annual meeting in New York, NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said that if Sean Delonas is not fired, the group will call for protests of the paper and Fox television affiliates, which are owned by Post parent company News Corp.
  • Pelosi the Chimp?

    02/24/2009 9:59:16 PM PST · by The Conservative Yogini · 7 replies · 1,550+ views
    The Gadfly | The Gadfly
    Come to your own conclusions...

    02/24/2009 3:08:05 PM PST · by andrew roman · 14 replies · 1,013+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 24 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    No one can tackle the toughest societal quandaries like a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. They don't monkey around ... or chimp around ... or ape around. (I promise, I am not thinking of a black person here).Ladies and Gentlemen, The Captive Primate Safety Act is on its way to becoming law. (Let your cerebral fanfare bellow out across the fruited plane). And while there was no white smoke coming from the Capitol Building chimney to indicate when it was actually passed, a page was said to be seen tossing bananas from the roof.The House of Representatives was clearly not fooling...
  • House tightens fed controls over pet primate trade

    02/24/2009 11:31:21 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 945+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 24, 2009 | JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight days after a 200-pound chimpanzee critically mauled a woman in Connecticut, the House moved Tuesday to ban the transport of monkeys and apes across state lines for the purpose of selling them as pets. The legislation to prohibit interstate commerce in primates also passed the House last year, but bill sponsor Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., said the "horrific chimpanzee attack" that stunned the nation last week would bring "renewed urgency" to the need to pass the bill into law.
  • Fast action on the Hill (Congress banning chimps as pets)

    02/24/2009 1:48:47 PM PST · by Crazieman · 45 replies · 1,077+ views
    The Politico ^ | 2/23/09 | Ben Smith
    Forget the stimulus -- this one moved really fast. From the Humane Society: U.S. House of Representatives Passes Captive Primate Safety Act WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2009) — Eight days after a chimpanzee kept as a pet attacked and critically injured a Connecticut woman, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Captive Primate Safety Act, H.R. 80, introduced by U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., to stop interstate commerce in primates as pets. The bill passed by a vote of 323 to 95. The bill now moves for consideration to the U.S. Senate, where the effort to pass...
  • Chimp Attack VIctim's Family Readies For Lawsuit

    02/24/2009 11:41:48 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 66 replies · 1,912+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 24, 2009
    STAMFORD, Conn. - The brother of a woman mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee in Connecticut last week has been appointed her conservator, and is taking legal steps to prepare a possible lawsuit on her behalf. Stamford Probate Judge Gerald M. Fox Jr. appointed Michael Nash as temporary conservator to his 55-year-old twin sister, Charla, on Tuesday.
  • In wake of chimp attack, House passes bill limiting primate trade

    02/24/2009 12:45:21 PM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 27 replies · 753+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/24/09 | By JIM ABRAMS
    "I would respectfully suggest that having your face ripped off is not the same as just an animal bite, a nip here or scratch there," Blumenauer said. "We are dealing with animals that have the potential of inflicting serious damage and death." He estimated that up to 400 chimpanzees are kept as pets in the United States.
  • Sharpton Calls On FCC To Investigate News Corp Over Chimp Cartoon

    02/23/2009 8:16:01 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 63 replies · 1,884+ views ^ | 2/23/9 | DANA LINTON
    NEW YORK (WPIX) -- Outrage and protests continue to mount over The NY Post's controversial cartoon interpreted by many as comparing President Obama to a chimpanzee that was shot and killed by police in Stamford, Connecticut last week. Reverend Al Sharpton on Sunday called for a special City Council hearing, urging the city to refrain from advertising in The Post. The civil rights leader, along with other local lawmakers, is also asking for the FCC to review the waiver extended to News Corp and Rupert Murdoch, which allows them to own more than one television station and newspaper in the...
  • Cartoonists treading lightly when drawing Obama

    02/20/2009 5:49:39 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 2 replies · 784+ views
    sfgate ^ | Friday, February 20, 2009 | By JESSE WASHINGTON
    Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz was in front of a classroom full of black and Latino kids, drawing presidents. He sketched Bush, then Clinton. Next came his favorite, the man he voted for: Obama."Hey, those lips are big," Alcaraz heard a black girl say from the back of the room. Alcaraz was disturbed. "I try to bend over backwards not to make him look like a cartoon stereotype," and certainly not a racial stereotype, he said. Editorial cartoonists are bending over backwards a lot these days, as they try to satirize the nation's first black president. And when they don't, the result...
  • Cartoon NY Post should of published. (spike lee)

    02/21/2009 11:35:09 AM PST · by tangchung · 8 replies · 1,336+ views
    n/a | 2-21-09 | shawn
    I would love to see the NY Post go with this cartoon next. (I already sent it to them)
  • NAACP calls for firing of N.Y. Post cartoonist (Libtards still playing the race card)

    02/21/2009 6:25:33 PM PST · by tobyhill · 63 replies · 1,492+ views
    cnn ^ | 2/21/2009 | cnn
    Leaders of the NAACP on Saturday called for the firing of the New York Post cartoonist whose drawing lampooning the federal stimulus bill has drawn charges that it's racist and encourages violence toward President Obama. Speaking at the civil rights group's annual meeting in New York, NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said that if Sean Delonas is not fired, the group will call for protests of the paper and Fox television affiliates, which are owned by Post parent company News Corp. "There is consensus that if the Post does not ... get rid of the journalists who are responsible for...
  • Spike Lee wants boycott of New York Post over chimpanzee cartoon

    02/20/2009 9:50:26 PM PST · by melt · 56 replies · 5,968+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/20/09 | Caitlin Millat and Tracy Connor
    Filmmaker Spike Lee led the call for celebrities to join a boycott of the New York Post Friday during a raucous protest of a racially charged cartoon. Joined by his 11-year-old son, Lee told a crowd of about 300 people that he has bought the tabloid in the past - but no more. And he suggested athletes and entertainers shun the paper's writers because of Wednesday's cartoon, which compared President Obama with a crazed chimp by some interpretations. "This is not the end," Lee told the demonstrators, who marched in front of the Post's offices near Rockefeller Center shouting, "Shut...
  • Chimpgate continues to rile

    02/21/2009 2:19:14 PM PST · by lakeprincess · 39 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/21/09 | Jennifer Harper
    It's not over yet. Public interpretation of gunned down chimp cartoon goes into phase 2, Rev. Sharpton included.