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(Mother Jones)   Let's play 'who said it' with Donald Sterling and Donald Trump to see who has eaten more crow when it comes to business, race, and sex   ( divider line
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2014-04-29 09:21:08 AM  
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SlothB77: Yes, I know he is registered as a republican in California.  But i'm sorry, republicans don't donate money to Gray Davis.  He was about to win an NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award.  His second one.  How many capital R republicans get two of those?  He donated to Patrick Leahy.  He donated to Bill Bradley.  He's a Hollywood liberal elitist.

I'll accept he's not a dyed in the wool Republican.  But he's not a liberal Democrat either.

He's a wealthy operator who knows which palms to grease.  It's not much more complicated than that.
2014-04-29 10:08:06 AM  
3 votes:
The key difference is Sterling was recorded in a private situation, not stumping in front of a press conference waving an American flag.
If each of us were help up to public ridicule for comments made in private, there would be probable cause to burn any one down to the ground. The guy is a a-hole of the highest order, but he is entitled to his own bigoted thoughts, as long as his actions in the outside world do not manifest those thoughts.

I can't believe I'm defending him, but I'm tired of people being fired over a thought or statement.
2014-04-29 10:59:07 AM  
2 votes:

SlothB77: Sterling illustrates perfectly what Cliven Bundy was trying to explain.

Cliven Bundy couldn't explain 1+1=2 without it becoming a garbled diatribe in which he is somehow a victim of something. He's a dim bulb who has failed upward on the backs of government largesse.
2014-04-29 10:20:52 AM  
2 votes:
What if Donald Sterling was the same age he is now but looked like he was 17, continually attended high school and was racist against werewolves? Then I think its a love story for the ages.
2014-04-29 10:07:09 AM  
2 votes:
God, but the media is certainly having a heyday with this idiot. Oh, and he was set up. His fifth wife is about to divorce him and has a lawsuit pending against his girlfriend. I'm betting a deal was cut with the girlfriend to wear a wire and have this conversation in exchange for dropping the law suit and getting some cash from the divorce settlement.

And what the hell can the NBA do to an owner that won't unfairly hurt the Clipper players? Sterling will get a fine and a slap on the wrist. Everyone now knows he's an ignorant racist. But he has been something of a buffoon for a long time, so this shouldn't be a surprise. But we were running short on things to be OUTRAGED about this week.
2014-04-29 10:01:49 AM  
2 votes:
How about we tie both of them up and throw them over a cliff?

Problem solved.
2014-04-29 03:56:12 PM  
1 vote:

Egoy3k: Wook: MSM - Keep wagging that dog.  Public, keep freaked out about racism (white-on-black only) and climate "change".

Glad to see there's finally a good sidetrack from a crumbling economy, multiple fronts of "war" and of course the possibility of getting pulled back into military conflict with Russia.

Enjoy paying more for less.

Lets count the derp


When did this topic become political? Seriously, who cares what party he is from.  He should be judged by the content of his character, just like everyone else in this world. It is obvious his character has some serious flaws. Some serious, and racist flaws. That is all. Trolls will be trolls I guess. The butt hurt over the Bundy thing and him being labeled as republican still must be getting to them. Do they feel the need to find a new, even worse, democrat to point fingers at to deflect. To each his own I suppose. Just seems childish.
2014-04-29 11:01:34 AM  
1 vote:

JackieRabbit: Recording any conversation in a private setting is a violation of the Wiretap Act.

You're simply wrong.

18 USC 2511(2)(d): It shall not be unlawful under this chapter for a person not acting under color of law to intercept a wire, oral, or electronic communication where such person is a party to the communication or where one of the parties to the communication has given prior consent to such interception unless such communication is intercepted for the purpose of committing any criminal or tortious act in violation of the Constitution or laws of the United States or of any State.
2014-04-29 10:49:29 AM  
1 vote:

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2014-04-29 10:42:42 AM  
1 vote:

NutWrench: On Fox & Friends today, Donald Trump stood up for fellow aggrieved billionaire Republican Donald Sterling, claiming that the Los Angeles Clippers owner was "set up by a very, very bad girlfriend."

And like Sterling, he just doesn't know when to shut the fark up.

When you've had hot and cold running mistresses over the decades, you'd think he'd be wise enough to know that:

1)  Neither he nor they are the most moral entities on the planet.
2)  The mistresses are using him as much as he's using them.

This "biatch set me up" thing should fall on deaf ears.

But far be it for me to understand the lengths that some will go to in order to defend their fellow bigots.
2014-04-29 10:39:28 AM  
1 vote:

SlothB77: So i've figured out the parallel between Cliven Bundy and Sterling.

They both have weirdly high, warbly voices, as if their balls never dropped? Oh, and they're both doddering racist buffoons.
2014-04-29 10:38:50 AM  
1 vote:

JackieRabbit: exparrot: The key difference is Sterling was recorded in a private situation

Yes, and whoever made the recording violated the Wiretap Act and may be subject to both criminal prosecution and civil liability. Whoever did this is more stupid than Sterling.

1. The act applies not at all to the recording in-person communications.
2. The act does not apply to recording a conversation to which you are a party.
3. The act does not apply if the other party has no reasonable expectation of privacy, including knowledge that the recording is occurring, which based on some accounts was the case.
2014-04-29 10:38:35 AM  
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2014-04-29 10:35:20 AM  
1 vote:
SlothB77: words

Here is a simple question about Bundy's argument: do you believe it is true that minorities are disproportionately given access to federal subsidies, and do you believe that minorities are disproportionately inclined to use such subsidies as an excuse to be lazy and avoid self-actualizing compared to white people who use such subsidies as an opportunity to better themselves.

Because the accusation that federal subsidies are the US government attempt to make blacks docile and willing to subjugate themselves to government control hits a brick wall when you have to explain why this plan doesn't work when it comes to the larger white population that gets federal subsidies. The difference in the workforce participation rate between whites and blacks is 2.5%; does that support this idea that black families by and large are lounging about and turning to crime because they have no incentive to make themselves better?

Also: Sterling's last Democratic donation was in 1991. He became a registered Republican in 1995. I'm not sure how either act tells us anything significant about his political beliefs today.
2014-04-29 10:33:52 AM  
1 vote:

SlothB77: Donald Sterling, who is no republican:

"I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses,"

Yes, I know he is registered as a republican in California.

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2014-04-29 10:03:50 AM  
1 vote:

zepher: Let's be fair and throw a bunch of quotes in there from Rev Al to make it more interesting.

Why do racist apologists keep pretending that Al Sharpton speaks for all African Americans?
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