Bush is a hero

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#177179 May 14, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
While we're talking about the NBA, I have a question.
What's your view of the Donald Sterling/Clippers situation?
I'll understand if you take the Fifth.
Sterling is 80 years old and comes off as a doofus. Cut him some slack for his age. What is most interesting is the lawsuit by his ex.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/04/...

While we don't know exactly happened between L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his presumably now-ex-girlfriend V. Stiviano that led to the release of his racist rantings, it can be safely assumed that it was ugly. It could have also had something to do with a lawsuit filed by Sterling's wife, Rochelle, on March 7, in California. Sterling's partner for more than half a century, Rochelle claims that Stiviano "engages in conduct designed to target, befriend, seduce, and then entice, cajole, borrow from, cheat, and/or receive as gifts transfers of wealth from wealthy older men whom she targets for such purpose." Donald, she alleges, was a particularly big fish.

As reported, Sterling allegedly met Stiviano in Miami during the 2010 Super Bowl and has since given her a $1.8 million apartment, two Bentleys, a Ferrari, a Range Rover, and piles of cash, "without the knowledge, consent or authorization of his wife," the suit claims.

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Its a witch hunt and 80 year old Jews are not exempt. You fu@ks are pathetic. By your standard of measure may it be measured out to you.

“I'm here with bells on.”

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#177180 May 14, 2014
The man's personal phone calls were recorded without his knowledge or permission, and used against him in the court of public opinion, which is illegal as all hell. That's what I think of the Sterling/Clippers situation.

Just sayin'.
HipGnozizzz

Dahinda, IL

#177181 May 14, 2014
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
The man's personal phone calls were recorded without his knowledge or permission, and used against him in the court of public opinion, which is illegal as all hell. That's what I think of the Sterling/Clippers situation.
Just sayin'.
Agree. As reprehensible as they were, they were private thoughts. If we're being prosecuted now for private thoughts, we're all futzed.

Since: Jun 12

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#177182 May 14, 2014
http://www.bessettepitney.net/2014/04/sterlin...

He has received many honors, including the 2009 NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2008 BBA Humanitarian of the Year Award, the 2008 NAACP President’s Award, the 2006 Say Yes to Children Network Children’s Hero Award, the 1999 MDA Dennis Day Memorial Award, the 1998 Los Angeles Yeshiva Golden Menorah Humanitarian of the Year Award, the Asthma & Allergy Foundation 1998 Humanitarian of the Year Award, the Vista Del Mar Orphanage 1997 Man of the Year and the Gold Medal Humanitarian of the Year by the Special Olympics.

He was also named Humanitarian of the Year by the Los Angeles Police Historical Society at its 1999 Jack Webb Award gala. Funds generated by the event went toward the construction of the Los Angeles Police History and Community Education Center, a multi-purpose facility designed to pay tribute to those who have fallen in the line of duty and serve as
a community center for at-risk youth, an interactive LAPD Museum, and an LAPD sub-station.

In 1999, police suspected Sterling's son Scott of the nonfatal shooting of a friend during an argument. According to a 2000 story in the Los Angeles Times, Detective Mike Hopkins taped a conversation with Sterling:

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A fellow who has received a lifetime achievement from the NAACP can't be all that bad.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#177183 May 14, 2014
HipGnozizzz wrote:
<quoted text>Agree. As reprehensible as they were, they were private thoughts. If we're being prosecuted now for private thoughts, we're all futzed.
Nobody is being prosecuted.

Since: Jun 08

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#177184 May 14, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody is being prosecuted.
You're right. They are being punished without benefit of a trial.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#177185 May 14, 2014
lightbeamrider wrote:
Its a witch hunt and 80 year old Jews are not exempt. You fu@ks are pathetic. By your standard of measure may it be measured out to you.
This one is for you. All white and icy like the blood in your veins:

ANTARCTICA (The Borowitz Report)—A delegation of conservative members of Congress paid a visit to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet melt today to witness firsthand what one of them called “the most beautiful expression of the free market I’ve ever seen.”

The author of that remark, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), said that he was awestruck after watching gigantic chunks of glacier disintegrate and crash to the sea.

“Every schoolchild in America needs to see this,” he said.“This is the free market at work in the way that God and Ayn Rand intended.”

Rep. Ryan said that watching the now-unstoppable Ice Sheet melt in action reaffirmed his belief in “the glory and might of free-market forces.”

“Now more than ever, I believe that government needs to get out of the way of glaciers,” he said.

Another member of the delegation, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), decried what she called the “alarmism” surrounding reports of the collapsing Ice Sheet.

“The Ice Sheet melt is only a problem if you live in Antarctica, which, honestly, is a pretty dumb place to live,” she said.“Polar bears live in Antarctica because they have no choice, but we’re not polar bears.”

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#177186 May 14, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
This one is for you. All white and icy like the blood in your veins:
ANTARCTICA (The Borowitz Report)—A delegation of conservative members of Congress paid a visit to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet melt today to witness firsthand what one of them called “the most beautiful expression of the free market I’ve ever seen.”
The author of that remark, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), said that he was awestruck after watching gigantic chunks of glacier disintegrate and crash to the sea.
“Every schoolchild in America needs to see this,” he said.“This is the free market at work in the way that God and Ayn Rand intended.”
Rep. Ryan said that watching the now-unstoppable Ice Sheet melt in action reaffirmed his belief in “the glory and might of free-market forces.”
“Now more than ever, I believe that government needs to get out of the way of glaciers,” he said.
Another member of the delegation, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), decried what she called the “alarmism” surrounding reports of the collapsing Ice Sheet.
“The Ice Sheet melt is only a problem if you live in Antarctica, which, honestly, is a pretty dumb place to live,” she said.“Polar bears live in Antarctica because they have no choice, but we’re not polar bears.”
Worthless freakin' TROLL!
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#177187 May 15, 2014
The Liberal Media’s Donald Sterling Race-baiting

Never let a racial crisis go to waste is, I suppose, the credo of the Machiavellian mainstream media. Since the release of the Don Sterling audio, liberals haven’t missed a chance to play the race card for all its worth. One of the worst offenders is a New York Daily News columnist named Harry Siegel, who — in a piece of pablum bearing a picture of NBA owners portrayed as Klansmen — bemoans the lack of Diversity™ in league ownership and management. Unfortunately for Siegy, his points, which start with the Klan hoods, only get worse from there.

A man with a conscience (malformed though it is), Siegel laments that the NBA is “a league where three-quarters of the players are black, but fewer than half the coaches and not even a fifth of the league office staff are black, as of October, 2013, and every majority team owner except Michael Jordan is white.” But there’s an easy remedy.

Institute a quota ensuring that whites, and other races, get proportionate representation among NBA players.

This would make the league approximately 63 percent white, 17 percent Hispanic, 13 percent black and six percent Asian. The remaining one percent can be represented by Clint Eastwood’s empty chair on the sidelines, and we can throw in a primordial dwarf if it makes the Diversity™ didacts feel better.

And why not? Why should proportionality go only one way? The bias here lies in self-righteously bloviating about Diversity™ when whites dominate an area while acting as if you don’t even notice it when blacks do.

Of course, liberals would say that the players have earned their positions. But how do we know the owners haven’t? After all, some individuals definitely seem to have a gift for building financial empires. This isn’t to say that every rich person makes his fortune through respectable means. Heck, some people even make millions dribbling a ball around.

But it seems that liberals, prejudiced to the core, only have a problem with it when the “wrong” groups succeed. With the contraception con spent, Barack Obama (PBUH) has used his Teleprompter recently to rail against the male/female wage gap — and he wasn’t talking about the one where young urban women earn eight percent more than their male peers (because they’re 50 percent more likely to graduate college; I don’t think ol’ Barry mentions this gap, either). Libs could also cite how NBA owners are inordinately Jewish, but that narrative won’t work yet. And the highest-earning religious group in the nation is Hindus, but, last I heard, colleges weren’t schooling mush-head kids in “Hindu privilege.”

But talking about those things might be “publicly toxic”; you know, in the sense that Siegel said he’s sure that Sterling is “not the only owner whose private thoughts are publicly toxic.” No doubt. And I’m certain this is limited to rich white NBA owners, or at least white people in general. It also occurs to me, however, that people can develop a tolerance for certain toxins, such as when black ex-basketball players suggest all-black leagues or black civil-rights hustlers call a city “Hymietown.” And, in keeping with the toxicological principle “the dose makes the poison,” tolerance for toxins disgorged by whites stands at about .010 parts per million.
Then there are the millions, of dollars, that Siegel laments the NBA players are not getting, writing that theirs is a “league where the 360 or so athletes who, in fact, make the game, split its proceeds about 50-50 with ownership.” Note that he also dismissed the owners, who allegedly believe they make the game, as “wealthy men ...[who] think highly of their own contributions.”

Continued...
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#177188 May 15, 2014
Now, some might say that the fans make the game; after all, you earn zilch without a market. But what is Siegel’s point? Wouldn’t the proceeds split be much the same in the virtually all-white NHL? And how is that different from any corporation or successful business? A person doesn’t invest his heart and soul and risk capital in a venture without the carrot of a possibly handsome return; not even liberals such as Little Big Gulp (a.k.a. Michael Bloomberg), Warren Buffet, and Donald Sterling do that.

So it sounds as if Siegel is lamenting economic freedom, as if he’d prefer a Marxist model (this certainly would have the upside of not enriching men who dribble balls and pundits who dribble ideas). Of course, nothing is stopping the players from pooling their resources and trying to buy into their team.

But perhaps most telling about Siegel’s article is what could be akin to a Freudian slip. A recurrent theme of his is that “we” can feel good about ourselves for taking the principled stand against Sterling, but there is much work yet to do. He writes,“We can all take a moment and pat ourselves on the back for not being as horrible as this appalling old man,” and later,“Once we’re done feeling good about not being Sterling,” it’s time to beat the Diversity™ drum. But he also self-righteously states that Sterling’s “obscene behavior ... has been well documented” and asks,“how could this have gone on for so long?”

What this gets at is the phoniness of the Left. Let’s be clear on something: The “we” here isn’t me. It’s not most of you readers, the Heritage Foundation, Catholic Church, or Southern Baptist Convention.

It is the Left.

Notoriously liberal Mark Cuban, who now calls Sterling “abhorrent,” said in 2009,“I like Donald. He plays by his own rules." (Translation: A lib who becomes a liability to the cause is “abhorrent.” A lib who is getting away with it “plays by his own rules.”) Black actor Leon Isaac Kennedy called Sterling “a prince among men.” The NAACP gave him an award and was set to bestow another. And ex-NBA commissioner David Stern, who some libs now criticize for not only tolerating the owner but even rewarding him, is, like Sterling, a Democrat donor.

The “we,” libs, is you.

It’s not conservatives. It’s not white people. It’s you.

You anointed yourselves arbiters and overseers of acceptable racial commentary; “racism” is your hang-up, your defined One Deadly Sin, your great litmus test. Don’t blame “society”— upholding your principles is your responsibility.

So most of the lib outrage over “racism” is, when not downright phony, motivated by selectively triggered emotion. It’s a ploy used to tear down tradition and traditionalists on specious grounds and win the culture war. It’s not for lib-enablers, such as late Senator Robert Byrd, who’d been in the KKK; blacks such a Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton; Bill Clinton with his Obama-coffee remark; or fat cats who make big donations — until it’s time to throw them under the bus.

As for Siegel, if he’s so concerned about Diversity™, perhaps he could turn his columnist slot over to a minority. After all, the vast majority of columnists are white, Siegy, and you wouldn’t want some future writer to have to lament,“how could this have gone on for so long?”

http://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion...
HipGnozizzz

Dahinda, IL

#177189 May 15, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody is being prosecuted.
The term is not exclusive to the legal system.
HipGnozizzz

Dahinda, IL

#177190 May 15, 2014
And representing those like Sterling who see the world in terms of labels, groups and subsets, may I present.....
Lyndi wrote:
The Liberal Media’s Donald Sterling Race-baiting
The funny thing is, the backlash against Sterling's comments were widespread and ecumenical.

pull yer pants up, Gladys, the dogs are howlin'....
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#177191 May 15, 2014
HipGnozizzz wrote:
And representing those like Sterling who see the world in terms of labels, groups and subsets, may I present.....<quoted text>The funny thing is, the backlash against Sterling's comments were widespread and ecumenical.
pull yer pants up, Gladys, the dogs are howlin'....
The article,( editorial, opinion ) wasn't commenting about Sterling's remarks or casting doubt on whether the backlash was 'widespread and ecumenical.' The piece was written to illuminate what the liberal media did with it and since you were unable to grasp that on your own, perhaps you should skip my posts in the future. They are it seems, either over your head and you often miss the point entirely or you're so damn invested on pretending your PLATFORM is the correct one regardless of an abundance of evidence to the contrary that you can't see the forest for the trees leaving you with little choice but to get irritable and make one of your predictable sophomoric jabs from the land of Snideville where no original thought from you ever grows.

==

And btw Dudley, liberals have formed more LABELS, GROUPS and SUBSETS in this country than anyone can count. If someone isn't a part of a >group< by God, watch out 'cause a liberal will throw you in one.

((( ATTENTON PEOPLE: AND WELCOME TO THE US FAIRNESS CONVENTION )))

ALL "Victims" groups over here! Gay groups, stand next to the anti gun group \who is sitting next to the women's group who are certain war is being waged on them by that girl hating Glen Beck et al and you African American groups can hang with the Latino groups until we know where to put you..... Transgender groups, bi-sexual groups, transsexuals OR if you just don't know what the hell you are because it's Thursday, we'll get to you after lunch... which is being provided today by The American Vegan and Vegetarian Group devoted to making seeds, nuts and kale the primary food in America while the Be Kind to Fish, Crustaceans and Bivalves Organization will give an inspiring seminar on" Fish are People Too and Why We Shouldn't Eat Them."

Don't even start with me on GROUPS, LABELS and SUBSETS, Goofy. You're up to you neck in them.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#177192 May 15, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>
The article,( editorial, opinion ) wasn't commenting about Sterling's remarks or casting doubt on whether the backlash was 'widespread and ecumenical.' The piece was written to illuminate what the liberal media did with it and since you were unable to grasp that on your own, perhaps you should skip my posts in the future. They are it seems, either over your head and you often miss the point entirely or you're so damn invested on pretending your PLATFORM is the correct one regardless of an abundance of evidence to the contrary that you can't see the forest for the trees leaving you with little choice but to get irritable and make one of your predictable sophomoric jabs from the land of Snideville where no original thought from you ever grows.
==
And btw Dudley, liberals have formed more LABELS, GROUPS and SUBSETS in this country than anyone can count. If someone isn't a part of a >group< by God, watch out 'cause a liberal will throw you in one.
((( ATTENTON PEOPLE: AND WELCOME TO THE US FAIRNESS CONVENTION )))
ALL "Victims" groups over here! Gay groups, stand next to the anti gun group \who is sitting next to the women's group who are certain war is being waged on them by that girl hating Glen Beck et al and you African American groups can hang with the Latino groups until we know where to put you..... Transgender groups, bi-sexual groups, transsexuals OR if you just don't know what the hell you are because it's Thursday, we'll get to you after lunch... which is being provided today by The American Vegan and Vegetarian Group devoted to making seeds, nuts and kale the primary food in America while the Be Kind to Fish, Crustaceans and Bivalves Organization will give an inspiring seminar on" Fish are People Too and Why We Shouldn't Eat Them."
Don't even start with me on GROUPS, LABELS and SUBSETS, Goofy. You're up to you neck in them.
Why are you so angry?

Life is good!!

Think positive, the birds are singing, spring is here, don't be a fool and spend your life griping.

Help at a hospice, or food bank, or hospital.

It will raise your spirits and you won't be so inclined to write snide posts and throw hissy fits.

Just trying to help....

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#177193 May 15, 2014
"... Two teams of scientists have declared that enormous portions of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet have become irreversibly destabilized, and there’s not a damn thing anyone can do about it.

P.S.; Your grandkids just texted from the not-so-distant future:“F–k you, and thanks a lot.” Wow, harsh.

This much we know: Speculation is over. Theories have calcified into fact. We are now in the Declarative Era, a period when the headlines are no longer about climate change’s potential for havoc, but about hard, brutal truths – about deadly weather, destroyed lives, decimated economies, doomed populations, bizarre sea creature deaths, the end of vast stores of natural resources, all happening right now – and how nearly all evidence points to it getting exponentially worse.

But hey, look on the bright side, right? The Antarctic ice sheet will take long time to collapse completely, maybe as long as a century before sea levels rise enough to pulverize every coastal city you can name. Certain businesses – disaster relief, bottled water, drug companies, private militias, countries who don’t give a damn – are already profiting handsomely from the accelerated decay of the planet. You and I and even our kids will probably be OK, sort of, but not really.

And hey, are we not tenacious? As a species and a curse? We’ll spend billions to shore up our cities, tens of millions of us will migrate out of the scorched southwest as the drought becomes unlivable and fire season never ends, food shortages will be rampant, bizarre and completely unpredictable shifts in the planet’s delicate ecosystems will upend our comfy way of life in ways we cannot yet imagine. Can we adapt? Who the hell knows. We haven’t really had to try for what, a few thousand years? We’re a little rusty. And lazy. And entitled.

Oh, but there is irony! Did you know violent crime is way down, nationwide? War and global upheavals, too? The world population is, by and large, healthier, wealthier, more tech-savvy and more politically stable than any time in history. Isn’t that amusing? Given how, at the same time, we’ve set in motion a series of catastrophic environmental events that cannot be stopped? My iPhone is magic. The Internet is astonishing. The global banking system is monstrously impressive. And it’s all erased in a second when there’s no water and the tsunami melts the nuclear reactor.

Megacorps are on the march, by the way, running scared and getting a little desperate. It’s amusing to see draconian leviathans like Walmart, for example, suddenly going more solar and sustainable, simply because they realize if they don’t, their supply chain is doomed and their abusive business model won’t last into the next decade. Those poor billionaire Walton heirs! How will they wash their superyachts?

Another irony: Have you heard that it’s becoming more and more difficult for unsightly corporations like Walmart and Monsanto to recruit smart, new talent into their respective temples of doom?

True. The same companies that own our government and our Supreme Court, who helped get us into this abusive, pollutive mess in the first place – they’re just not recruiting and retaining newer employees like they used to, simply because many more young people are now hard-wired to care a small iota for their impact on the world, and the reputation these companies have is anything but compassionate.

As a result, all the big companies now have extensive sustainability programs, do-gooder chunks of the corporation dedicated to giving the impression of Serious Concern, despite how 99 percent of their real business proves the exact opposite..." -Mark Morford

Read more at:
http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2014/05/13/hea...
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#177194 May 15, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>

Just trying to help....
You can help by not voting again. You're one of the 65 million idiots who gave us Obama.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#177195 May 15, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>
You can help by not voting again. You're one of the 65 million idiots who gave us Obama.
Yep, that would be me, and I have no regrets.

We just had a local election, a primary of little consequence. The turnout was about 12 percent. I was there. I believe voting is a civic responsibility, and I always vote. Always.

Hey, can we hear your predictions for the 2016 presidential election?

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#177196 May 15, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, that would be me, and I have no regrets.
We just had a local election, a primary of little consequence. The turnout was about 12 percent. I was there. I believe voting is a civic responsibility, and I always vote. Always.
Hey, can we hear your predictions for the 2016 presidential election?
Mindless sycophants are incapable of regret, worthless gd troll!
Francine

Honolulu, HI

#177197 May 15, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>
You can help by not voting again. You're one of the 65 million idiots who gave us Obama.
I predict Lyndi is as flat-chested as Florida.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#177198 May 15, 2014
Francine wrote:
<quoted text>I predict Lyndi is as flat-chested as Florida.
Hrrumph, another troll. As Florida HAS no chest, your comment is irrelevant just like you, Frank.

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