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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Another Ridiculous Facebook Thingie

Am I being over-imaginative in seeing a racist subtext in this
image of  BLACK SMOKE coming from THE WHITE HOUSE?


Jerry Critter said...

Yea, probably. I think it is a Catholic, pope, thing. You know, black smoke means they have not elected a new one yet. Bad joke and poor analogy.

Jazzbumpa said...

I grew up Catholic, so I get the basis for the joke.

But "Black Smoke" just seems too over the top.


Jerry Critter said...

It is over the top a bit. Benedict XVI was selected in 2005 in the middle of Bush's reign. Bush was certainly no leader, but I don't recall a similar cartoon at that time.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

It appears to be a mixed metaphor ...

If I keep my eye on the ball, an ear to the ground, my nose to the grindstone, and a shoulder to the wheel, I just might be able to open a can of worms, walk a mile in the shoes of a camel shoes (while passing through the eye of a needle), and grab a bull by the horns. It’s as American as killing two birds with one apple pie while watching plumes of black smoke rising from the White House.

Jazzbumpa said...

Yes, I was thinking mixed metaphor. Thanks for clearing that up.


Judy SheldonWalker said...

Innuendo, code words, implications; blatant and subtle are quite tiresome. It doesn't reflect back well on those who keep it coming.

Sam Edge said...

yer funny :)

Carol Z said...

Thankfully I missed this one on Facebook.