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The Racism of an NBA Team Owner and the Long Knives of the Press

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

DonSterlingWe had quite a weekend our here in Southern California over the LA Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling’s private conversation with his mistress in which she goaded him into an incoherent racist rant. Subsequent mass outrage has cost him ownership of the team and a lifetime ban from the NBA. Good riddance to Donald Sterling in professional basketball.

However, the LA City Council is requesting all local papers to stop accepting ads from his companies (he owns tons of rental properties, 100s — 1000s?) So the question comes up, “Does a private conversation now rise to the occasion as to being the basis for destroying a person’s livelihood?”

KareemTo my mind, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former Lakers center, has the most rational take on the entire circus. He has lived with, studied and written about racism in America his entire life and sees much to be concerned about in the press melee that converged on Sterling.

Abdul-Jabbar, perhaps channeling his closet libertarianism, also blasted the fact that Sterling’s private conversation — however racist — was suddenly broadcast nationwide.

“Didn’t we just call to task the NSA for intruding into American citizen’s privacy in such an un-American way?” he asked, comparing the secret tape-recording to Mitt Romney’s embarrassing 47 percent remark, recorded without the then-candidate’s knowledge.

“The making and release of this tape is so sleazy that just listening to it makes me feel like an accomplice to the crime,” Abdul-Jabbar fumed. “We didn’t steal the cake but we’re all gorging ourselves on it.”

“So, if we’re all going to be outraged,” the former NBA star concluded, “let’s be outraged that we weren’t more outraged when his racism was first evident. Let’s be outraged that private conversations between people in an intimate relationship are recorded and publicly played. Let’s be outraged that whoever did the betraying will probably get a book deal, a sitcom, trade recipes with Hoda and Kathie Lee, and soon appear on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars.’”

Guess the next question to be asked is, “Who’s next?”


Thin Skinned Liberals Can’t Take A Joke — er, Make That “Can’t Take An Obama Joker Poster!”

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
The Obama as Joker Poster

This poster has started showing up in Los Angeles, and although no one has yet claimed responsibility for the “artwork”, the Liberals are freakin’ out over their Obamessiah, the Chicago-Chosen One, our esteemed Prez Barry Hussein Obama being portrayed as the Joker, Heath Ledger’s brilliant sociopath of a villain from last year’s Batman movie, The Dark Knight. Oh, the shame! Oh, the Horror of besmirching our beloved fearless leader. Here’s the take from our own free rag, the LA Weekly:

Blog posters to such online sites as American Thinker and Tammy Bruce are predictably in the throes of political orgasm.

The poster, which bears a very superficial resemblance to Shepard Fairey’s famous Obama Hope illustration, has been pasted on freeway supports and other public surfaces. It has a bit of everything to appeal to the drunk tank of California conservatism: Obama is in white face, his mouth (like Ledger’s Joker’s) has been grotesquely slit wide open and the word “Socialism” appears below his face. The only thing missing is a noose.

The safe money says the first thing out of the mouths of Fox News bobble-heads is, “Can’t liberals take a joke?”

KTLA TV’s site has more:

Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous.

Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the poster to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.

“Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery,” says Hutchinson, “it is mean-spirited and dangerous.”

Michelle Malkin remembers all the mean-spirited and dangerous violent imagery and assassination fascination on the Progressive Left during Bush’s eight years. Now, that’s scary stuff!

The Anchoress reacts to that racism charge of the Weekly’s writer via the “only thing missing is a noose” comment:

But this is making a clear reference to a known fictional character called The Joker, and there is clearly the word “Socialism” beneath the portrait. This is political commentary; whoever came up with it is using a familiar visual image, and giving us an actual word which delivers a two-point message: he or she thinks the president is a joke, and a socialist.

This -until very recently- used to be called “free speech.” It is protected in this country, and thought very highly of. And protest or dissent, we have been told, is the very highest form of patriotism.

Slublog at Hot Air presents perhaps a more well known image with the word BROKE underneath it.

Bush as the Joker from Vanity FairSo, let’s wrap up. Depicting President Obama as the Joker is “mean-spirited”, “dangerous”, and is just this side of being a lynching — and conservatives are all goin’ gaa gaa over this as if in drunken stupors.

Gee, when the liberal rag Vanity Fair’s website showed President Bush in the same manner just over a year ago these same liberals weren’t quite so readily offended. Poor little thin-skinned liberals. Oh, and to answer the LA Weekly’s question, “Can’t liberals take a joke?”

Apparently not . . .

The Michael Jackson Memorial Service — Much Adieu About Nothin’!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Rep. Peter King on Michael Jackson’s Legacy

I was never a big Michael Jackson fan. The little bugger was cute at 5, and if Fred Astaire thought that he was an amazing dancer, so be it for me to disagree. He was even a pretty good lookin’ guy, as can be seen on the cover of Thriller — before he started his many rounds of self mutilation to remove his “blackness” and in many regards, his “maleness”. Let’s face it, trying to look like a white Dianna Ross is weirdness run amok, even for a proclaimed “King of Pop”.

But, enough already. Hundreds, if not thousands of hours of media coverage since his death — Michael Jackson songs on the radio ad nauseum — as if he were the equivalent of Princess Di. I think that Peter King puts it all in proper perspective in the YouTube clip above. King’s criticism has even struck a couple of nerves. Michelle Malkin highlights the “masses” that are trying to unseat King in the next election — Oooooooooooooo! 😉

Genghis over at Ace nailed it last night with his evening message to the morons:

I imagine you all want to hit the rack early tonight so you can get up at the crack of dawn and not miss a second of the solemn and dignified events taking place in L.A. tomorrow (forecast is for mostly sunny skies with a 90% chance of riots by those turned away from the memorial).

Folks massing at Staples Center, turning over cars and burning trash cans — didn’t we just do that last month after the Lakers won their NBA title? Yawn . . .

Sorry, think I’ll pass. Time to move on folks, nothin’ really to see here.

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ABC News — All Barack, All The Time? WTF?

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

ABC- All Barack ChannelEffing-Amazing! Effing-Unbelievable!


On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care — a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!

Highlights on the agenda:

ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.

The network plans a primetime special — ‘Prescription for America’ — originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.

Michell Malkin writes:

ABC: The All Barack Channel.

Rush calls ‘em our state-run media.

I call it government-controlled stenography.

Sharpen your pencils, boys and girls, and look spiffy when Dear Leader comes to greet you.

From the Drudge story comes this statement, part of a complaint by Ken McKay, the RNC chief of staff, to the head of ABC News:

In the absence of opposition, I am concerned this event will become a glorified infomercial to promote the Democrat agenda. If that is the case, this primetime infomercial should be paid for out of the DNC coffers. President Obama does not hold a monopoly on health care reform ideas or on free airtime. The President has stated time and time again that he wants a bipartisan debate. Therefore, the Republican Party should be included in this primetime event, or the DNC should pay for your airtime.

Drew over at AoSHQ is all over it, too: ABC “News” Whores Itself To White House On Health Care (With Apologies To Any Honest Whores Who Are Insulted By The Comparisson)

Looks like NBC just got some competition to be Obama’s network booty call of choice.


I don’t know what else there is to say about this (I’m sure Ace will have some thoughts). It’s not like we don’t know the networks are in the bag for Obama, they have been for over a year. It is hardly surprising that ABC is simply trying to get in on Brian Williams’ sloppy seconds.

People are dying in Iran in search of their freedom and we’re laying down ours like it’s nothing.

Boycott ABC and its advertisers. Screw these guys!

[Update: Bookworm also is calling for an ABC News / ABC / Disney (why didn’t I think of that one?) boycott — the discussion over there is getting pretty hot and heavy, too! Way to go!]

Newsweek Editor Declares — Obama Is ‘Sort of God’

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Obama is 'sort of god'

One of my readers commented the other day that “Actually what he [President Obama] wants to convince the Muslim world is that he is “Al Mahdi”, the 12th Imam that would reappear and bring peace to the world via world-wide conversion to Islam. According to News Busters, some of our MSM also see ol’ Barry O as some sort of god. Take Newsweek editor Evan Thomas for instance, in his remarks to Chris Matthews during their discussion of Obama’s Cairo speech earlier this week.

Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.”


Thomas elaborated on Obama as God, patronizingly explaining: “He’s going to bring all different sides together…Obama is trying to sort of tamper everything down. He doesn’t even use the word terror. He uses extremism. He’s all about let us reason together…He’s the teacher. He is going to say, ‘now, children, stop fighting and quarreling with each other.’ And he has a kind of a moral authority that he – he can – he can do that.” In response, Matthews wondered: “If there’s a world election between him and Osama Bin Laden, he’s running a good campaign.” Thomas agreed: “Yes, he is.”

Oh my, is that rich or what? Sickening, or what? As usual, The Anchoress has this Obama as godling meme ‘nailed’!

Evan Thomas, that bellweather of media obsequiousness, who once (accurately) predicted that the Democrat-loving press would give John Kerry “10 to 15% points” in his race fo the White House, has declared that President Obama is “sort of god”. Chris Matthews, who would suckle Obama’s manboobs, if only Obama would lactate for him, can be heard saying “yeah,” in the background.

I’ve always told you they thought Obama a godling. Now, they’ve admitted it.

Our press is not only not free, it is completely nuts; mad in its teen-fan lust, lost in the misty aphrodisiac of Obama’s power.


Even Vanity Fair understands that the press is nothing to the man they love, but a bunch of useful idiots.

Obama will suckle them while he must. Then he will eat them. And they’ll have it coming.

Bon Appetite!

LA Times’ Owner Tribune Co. Files Chapter 11

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Proof that there is a God!

The Los Angeles Times going bust — Couldn’t happen to a more clueless group of Lefty nutters. Too bad the editor and publisher that worked with the NY Times to blow the cover on the Swift program to track terrorist funds around the world are no longer here to feel the coming pain. They deserve it!

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