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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Bowling For Dollars
Cartoon by Michael Ramirez, Investor's Business Daily
Now I feel like crap. I clicked on your link and went to get a cup of coffee, and then I proceeded to spit a portion of that nice cup of coffee all over my desk. It's a really funny cartoon.
But it implies that Special Olympians are stupid. They're not. So now I feel bad for laughing. And I have to go elbow my way back to the coffee maker.
Radu, I feel the same way about the cartoon as you do.
I'm somewhat conflicted here.
But I felt I would share it with our visitors and get a read on it.
It's almost as if the cartoonist is saying: "Well, Mr. President if you can make a joke about the Special Olympics, I can too -- so long as I turn the joke back on you, since you started it. Now, hoe does it feel to be the butt of the same kind of joke, Mr. President? How does it feel to be on the receiving end? Do you now recognize that this joke was very inappropriate?"
All I can say is that when I first heard about Obama's joke on the Tonight Show I felt very, very bad about it. I felt sorry for special-needs children and their parents. My heart went out to them and I was actually near tears. I still feel that way.
Either the President has a serious mean streak or chip on his shoulder or there's something missing in his personality and home-training; something lacking when it comes to decency, sensitivity, social graces. manners, whatever.
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