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Limbaugh issue: Hypocrisy abounds in the NFL

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Pulling his shorts up to his waist and then motioning over to a couple of waiting reporters who wanted to interview him in the Dolphins locker room Wednesday, nose tackle Jason Ferguson used the N-word.

He was talking either to a teammate or one of the reporters who is black, but that didn't matter because the word seemingly floated away -- clearly heard but ignored because, in an NFL locker room, that word is uttered by players practically every day.

Sometimes the N-word is said in jest. Sometimes it is said in anger or rage. Sometimes it is blasted through boom boxes playing rap music. Sometimes it is clustered with taunts about another player's mother or wife or, in extreme vengeance-filled moments, another player's boyfriend.

And this is the NFL Roger Goodell wants to protect from Rush Limbaugh comments?

Limbaugh will not be part of the group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams, it was announced Wednesday. Pressure from inside and outside the NFL doomed Limbaugh's attempt to own the team, meaning a group of people decided a game played on a lined field has to draw one more line to keep Limbaugh out.

Funny how folks that once marched against exclusion, such as Jesse Jackson, will call for exclusion when it suits them. Interesting how Al Sharpton is appalled at Limbaugh's divisiveness but gives himself a free pass when he says things like, "white folks was living in caves while we was building empires." 

The hypocrisy on this issue is everywhere. It is rampant. It is sickening.

The same commissioner that is allowing dog-killer Michael Vick to play in the NFL doesn't want Limbaugh to vie for an ownership stake because, "We're all held to a high standard here and divisive comments are not what the NFL's all about," Goodell said earlier this week. "I would not want to see those kind of comments from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL, no. Absolutely not."

So the league allows dog-killers, wife-beaters, strip club addicts, girlfriend-batterers, drug addicts, drunk drivers, and coaches who allegedly bust up other coaches, but the commish is worried about divisive quotes?

About those quotes: The same news media that is "reporting" what Limbaugh has said in the past is filled with people who loathe Limbaugh because they don't agree with his view of the world. Those "journalists" have been trotting out two quotes from Jack Huberman's 2006 book, "101 People Who Are Really Screwing America."

The first and most damning of those, quotes Limbaugh as saying, "Let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: Slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back. I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark."

That quote appeared on CNN's Rick Sanchez show. It appeared in a column written on Foxsports.com. It appeared all over the Internet.

And not one "journalist" who used it can verify its validity. Not one 'journalist" who broadcast the quote actually heard Limbaugh say it. Not one actually heard a tape recording of Limbaugh saying it. Meanwhile, on one of his shows this week, Limbaugh said he's never uttered those words.

Somebody produce the tape or retract the quote!

And, yes, the second quote does not make this space because it is equally unsubstantiated and unverifiable.

Another thing the "journalists" reporting this story haven't told you: Huberman, the man they are using as their source, has penned other books, including The Bush-Haters Handbook and The GOP-Haters Handbook. So, of course, it's not like Huberman has an agenda or anything dark like that.

I am part of the media. I have friends in the media. Most of those friends lean left. They know, and now you know, I lean right. That's not the point. The point is the media has an agenda. And my agenda is to expose the hypocrisy on this issue.

I saw that hypocrisy at work in the Miami locker room Wednesday.

Several reporters were going around the locker room asking players their opinions of Limbaugh and the possibility he might own an NFL team

This is how one interview went:

Reporter: "What's your take on Rush Limbaugh and the Rams?"

Running back Ronnnie Brown scissors closed his index finger and thumb and zips them across his mouth to signify his lips are sealed. And after a pause Brown then says... 

"I don't know, I mean, I guess it's good in a way that he's interested in wanting to be the owner of an NFL team. At the same time, who's to say. I don't know."

That, of course, is not the answer the reporter wants. It sounds almost pro-Limbaugh. So ...

Reporter: "Well some guys would say they would never play for a team that he has ownership stake in. You think that's a legitimate statement?"

Of course anyone would answer that is a legitimate statement. It's an opinion from another player so how is Brown supposed to say it is not legitimate? The question is leading and practically begs agreement with the dump-Limbaugh agenda.

And despite this, Brown refuses to go in that direction.

"Obviously, they're entitled to their own opinion," he responds. "For me, I'm not going to say that. I don't know. You never know. You could be sitting here jobless and depending on what kind of situation you're in and you don't have any money coming in, it's hard to turn down a job like this."

Greg Camarillo is Hispanic. So not only is he a minority in American society, he's among the smallest of minorities in a league that is approximately 65 percent black, 30 percent white and approximately 5 percent everybody else.

So what does Camarillo think of Limbaugh's attempt to enter the league before news of his exclusion is announced?

"Ya'll trying to make me political real quick," he says to reporters with a grin. "I don't have too much to say about that. We'll let the business handlers handle their business. But, I mean, the man has said controversial things in the past. Things that bring up the issue of race. The NFL is obviously a diverse work place. You have to be pretty sensitive to everybody's beats. You can't alienate any group. That being said, we leave the business to the business people and trust the NFL and NFLPA handle it properly."

Camarillo is much too trusting.

The NFL Players Association, the union representing the players, encouraged its players to speak out on the Limbaugh matter. According to this ESPN report, NFL Players executive director DeMaurice Smith wrote an e-mail to the union's executive committee on the subject.

"I've spoken to the Commissioner and I understand that this ownership consideration is in the early stages," Smith wrote. "But sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred."

Agreed. The NFL is best when it transcends things such as polictics. So why is Smith getting all political? The NFL is best when it overcomes division. So why doesn't Smith admit he, himself, is divisive when he mentions discrimination without citing a tangible, verifiable example?

It is called double-speak.

This, meanwhile, is not double-speak, but fact: Smith served in President Clinton's Administration as Counsel to then Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder in the US Department of Justice. Holder is now in President Barak Obama's Attorney General. Both Clinton and Obama are Democrats.

Smith has contributed $6,850 to political campaigns since 2004 -- all to Democrat Party candidates. Smith made his largest contribution in 2008 when he contributed $2,300 to President Obama's campaign. Limbaugh, in case you are not aware, is one of President Obama's most ardent and high-profile critics.

So is Smith transcending his differences with Limbaugh? Or is Smith using his position as a union boss to further his personal political beliefs and bring down an opposing point of view?

Smith's e-mail rejects discrimination. Well, is it not discriminatory in America to want to exclude someone from a business venture simply because one does not agree with that person's politics?

Yes. Or no. Please answer.

And back to the "journalists" for a second: Did you read anywhere what Smith's political leanings actually are in all those stories you read where he rips Limbaugh's attempt at ownership? Or were those facts left out?

Think!

Now Limbaugh is not a pristine individual. He's been divorced three times -- some NFL people have been divorced just as often. In 2003 he admitted being addicted to prescription pain killers -- Brett Favre once admitted to the same. He often appears on Fox News Channel championing conservative views -- as does Goodell's wife, Jane Skinner, who is an anchor and commentator on the channel and the daughter of a former White House Chief of staff under the elder President Bush.

So what makes Limbaugh so villainously different?

Limbaugh is polarizing in a country that, guess what, is polarized. But he is no more, and probably less, of a racist than the two men leading the charge against his ownership bid -- Sharpton, who infamously offended Mormons last year and Jackson, who once referred to Jews as "Hymies."

Limbaugh has addressed race issues in forums that "journalists" can actually confirm.

Limbaugh resigned from ESPN in 2003 for stirring a racial controversy when he basically said Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was getting preferential treatment from the media because he is black.

"I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL," Limbaugh said on air. "The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well, There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team."

Stupid, yes. Unsophisticated in its general assumptions, yes.

But racist?

The NFL better clean up all the N-words floating around its locker rooms before anyone makes that leap.

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U GUYS SERIOUS

The media is all about hypocrisy and that includes you Mando, if Sharpton or Jackson wanted to buy an NFL team, we'd be having this same discussion as they are polarizing (racist)figures also. The NFL is a private business that can exclude whomever they want. Bottom line is, if I owned a business and partnering with someone controversial would effect my bottom line I'd wouldn't do it either. It's not hypocrisy or discrimination, Mando it's called CAPITALISM.

Mcshay, what about the plight of the American Indian, do they deserve to have a team called the Redskins? Why don't we give China a franchise and call them the Yellowskins, Mexico the Brownskins and Harlem the Blackskins?

Mando, excellent job pointing out the backwards thinking of the NFL.

Armando - way to step forward and stand up for something. Great post, couldn't agree more! I see this as another example of how our economy is becoming more controlled by government influence and therefore less of a free market. What's next, I can't by tighty whiteys because they're not culturally diverse enough?

The NFL should worry more about their crappy referees than how to exclude a willing and capable potential owner. The types of decisions they make hurt their bottom line way more than Rush would as an owner.

It's the groups choice, so they can do what they want to. You aren't the moral police and no laws have been broken. Just a bunch of upset hill billy gun toting rednecks backing up a pill head who calls drug abusers scumbags, but not himself of course.

It's hilarious when people like Jackson and Sharpton spew their nonsense and play with the democrats when it was the Republicans that abolished. Lincoln was a Republican. How many white people died so blacks can be free today?

armando,
your point about dog killers,wife beater and so on isn't the same thing.all these people you can fire the same day they damage your team or business .YOU CAN'T FIRE THE OWNER .

Opps the Republicans that abolished slavery.

NFL Players executive director DeMaurice Smith wrote an e-mail to the union's executive committee on the subject.

"I've spoken to the Commissioner and I understand that this ownership consideration is in the early stages," Smith wrote. "But sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred."

Washington Redskins?????? Ha If the term redskins is not demeaning and racist I don't know what is. The home of Obama, Washington saw fit to change the name Bullets to the Wizards, but allows the Redskins?

to that poster on that other page, Barak the Magic Negro was an editorial in the L.A. Times that Limbaugh spooffed.

Please don't be brining your propoganda lies on the blog unless you can back them up because we's not as dumb as we seem.

Um, no. Great analogy, double standards at play. I wonder if some of you even passed sixth grade

No Shaggy, it's not a good analogy because Mando is equating a player to a (potential) owner.

A player uttering a slang in the lockeroom and an owner who's uttered dispariging racial remarks are not the same thing.

If you can't see the disconnect, it's hopeless debating with you.

shaggy.....let's change redskins to meatballs.peace

Took cajones to write this. Too bad it won't get picked up by any national syndication.

And NYfinfan, please don't use the word sensitivity and the phrase 'NFL football player' in the same sentence. It is to laugh.

It's pretty sad when politics get in the way of sports.

Sure Rush is controversial, but to keep him out of the NFL is wrong.

Sure he may something that will make the NFL cringe... but they must hold their breath every time Ralph Wilson or Al Davis speak to the media.

These old coots have lost touch with reality.

For some reason the whole race issue still make alot of people uncomfortable.

I guess some people will never be comfortable with talking about it.

That is what make people hate Rush... He is not afraid to say what people only think about.

It seems we are so afraid to say anything negative about different races... but how do we overcome our fears without discussing them.

Case man, no disconnect, if the nfl wants to walk the talk then it should be across the board. You can't see that then you are hopeless.

Like mando said show the remarks.....There are none.

Great article!

rush couldn't last a week as a sport caster in cable when he insulted mcnab of the eagles .

>To try and put Jessie and Al in the same boat as Rush is foolish.

No doubt. Al makes Rush seem reasonable.

Again, I question Rush's motives.

IMO, this is tantamount to a Man attempting to join a Women's Basketball team (which has happened) only to create a stir.

Fans of Rush know exactly what he's doing here. It would be genius, if it weren't so diabolical.

rush couldn't last a week as a sport caster in cable when he insulted mcnab of the eagles .


Not an insult, what he said was true, the media is scared to get on an AA QB before a W one. Tom Jackson and Michael irvin agreed with him on the f'ing air then backtracked.

Shaggy,

You just don't get it. If these players said the 'N' word at a press conference, it'd be a different story.

Again, I don't think he should be excluded from ownership for anything he says. But if the NFL believes he'll hurt the bottom line the have a right to keep him out.

A few quick points....I have seen on numberous occasions where Mr. Rush has called players in the NFL, CRIPS & BLOODS, now he wants to own a NFL team. If you were to watch Rush this past Monday on the Today Show, he clearly stated that the reason he does the things that he do or say were for MONEY and RATINGS!!! While I feel that Rush is more of an opportunist, he should still have the right to own an NFL team, if he can afford it. That being said you guys are truly forgetting the big picture. To be a NFL owner, you are asking a group of owners to let you in to there club. The same way they turn down MILLIONNAIRES trying to get into Augusta, (you know where the Masters are played at), is the same way they have to right to tell Rush, thanks, but no thanks....Bottom line, If Rush were to EVER own a team in any sport, they would probably lose revenue and that's just not good business. Mando, great piece, but you should be more "cautious" when discussing the locker room and showing your political preferences. I myself is an independent. Things are said on both the left and the right and there is plenty of evidence of that. But you have to be completely blind or bias,if you do not see the fear, scare, and misinformed tactics that your buddies on the right use, instead of sitting down and getting something done.........

Sorry Armando, but the real issue here is the same issue in just about all of sports: MONEY. Rush, in my own opinion is a complete, baseless, stirring-the-pot douchebag who values his OWN opinion above everyone else (frankly, so do his listeners, hence the public backlash on having to listen to many right-wing jerks for the last 8 years; sorry, the political pendelum has swung and its the left's turn).
Having stated this, I also believe he has his right to say and feel about any subject the way that he wants. Lost in all of this is how having him as a possible owner makes it more "caustic" in the workplace that is the NFL.
Armando, I'm sure you, just like the rest of us work with individuals that we can't stand. There is diplomacy on how to handle working with said person. However, if you could vote, before this individual has even set foot in your confines, on whether or not their attitudes could make the workplace less about "work" and cause a "distraction"... how would you vote?
Folks, it comes down to this: If you have a CHOICE in whom you work for or work with and you excercise that choice (I don't see Limbaugh hiring left-leaning individuals in his fold), then why can't the NFL do the same thing?
It's not hypocrisy, it's not politics, its common sense. Whether we agree on it or not, it's the NFL's business.
By the way Armando, must be a slow week. Great conversation piece to generate hits.

Case, its discrimination. The NFL is ass backwards on this.

Poor Rush Limbaugh. All he wants to do is spend some of his millions on a sports franchise and the politically correct country won't allow it. It's too bad because he would make a great owner and......wait a minute, that's RIGHT,,I don't give a crap. All kidding aside it's true that this country is out of control when it comes to what you can and can't say about certain people. For some reason it's okay to say whatever you want about Hispanics, Asians, and Caucasion people but if you say anything about Jewish or African americans you get crucified. Rush is entitled to say and think whatever he wants and those views should not effect a business venture. You can't have it both ways, as Armando has already pointed out, so if Jackson and others are allowed to say hateful things about Jews and Whites and still make a living in their business why can't Rush? It's totally hypocritical but we put up with it for some reason.

Agree 100% Jamil.

The NFL is not Govt. owned, they're a private entity.

It's funny how the Right worships the free market, yet turns a blind-eye to it's horrible corporate practices (See: Wal-Mart)

But now that a Right-Wing radio show host wants in to a PRIVATE company in the NFL, there's foul play?

Talk about hypocrisy.

No wonder you like Rush, you THINK? like him. False equivalencies being your stock in trade. How dare Sharpton call for objection to Limbaugh?... what, you don't think Sharpton would get the very same treatment as Limbaugh if he tried to buy into an NFL team? And just because Rush's remark about McNabb was "stupid"ly racist doesn't make it less intentionally that. Let's see, the media has overstated McNabb's success because he's black, when actually, it's his defense that is responsible for his success, which doesn't exist anyway except in the minds of the media... okaaaay. Rush waited til McNabb was having one rough year and pounced with a comment that he thought would "prove out" if McNabb never fully recovered. But it did not take McNabb's subsequent performances to make a fool of Rush. I just wish someone would drop his insincere butt in the middle of an Eagles crowd, to watch him fret about them making some equally inane points upside his head.

Shaggy,

It's not age, race, religious or sexual orientation based discrimination. Therefore, the NFL can do whatever they like.

Do I agree with that? No. But Rush is causing a stir and you know it, as does Mando.

Case you are a typical lefty loon, there are discrimination laws in private business. THIS IS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON POLITICAL BELIEFS.

So you are one of those Wal mart Kooks eh? I suppose you think 9-11 was an inside job too?

GREAT article Mando!! Good to see your not a mindless football junkie!! You make extremely valid points; it's good to have journalist that present the facts. Of course people will say u r taking a position or "leaning right" instead of appreciating the lost art of good journalism!!

Armando, a agree with your well expressed opinion. In my humble opinion, the players who are playing the race card are the true racists.

Rush is causing a stir? I suppose this was all a grand master plan? Always a conspiracy with you folks...

And another thing. I dislike Rush Limbaugh and it has absolutely NOTHING to do with his political views. I dislike him simply because he's an idiot. Any man who uses film of a white kid getting beat up by a black kid on a bus and then proclaims " I guess it's okay to beat up white kids now since Obamas in office" is a MORON. Any man who tells his listeners they shouldn't get flu shots because the government is telling us to and we shouldn't trust them is a f***ing idiot. He is actually telling people the flu shot is a government conspiracy! But none of this should keep him from owning an NFL team.

Shaggy,

Please enlighten me on political discrimination laws in private businesses.

I hate Wal-Mart, and so should you. They imported 32 BILLION worth of goods last year from China and kill small, family owned businesses.

And FTR, 9-11 was most definitely NOT an inside job. That's an insult to the men and women who died that day.

Great Article Mando! I'm Shocked. I didn't think there were any "right leaning" journalist outside of Fox News. I hope this doesn't hurt you professionally. These inconveniant truths you so elequently delineate are surely bothersome to the leftist elites that dominate the media.

Amazing how some people are so hypnotized that they think this country is heading in the right direction!!! Those people are as lost as Jets fans who think they are on the verge of a superbowl!!

Don't worry, St. Louis. We will bail you out too. What's a few extra billion $$ gonna matter? The Government will put in a bid. It isn't like we are spending our kids money anymore (that's already gone!). Now we are working on their kids money. It is the NEW American way, right?
OPEN YOUR EYES AMERICA!!! Capitalism is dying fast, but the right to Capitalism is dying even faster - as this issue clearly shows. Socialism is lurking in the shadows.

Great job, Armando!

Armando's blog has one challenge that no one has answered:

PRODUCE THE TAPE!

Let us hear all his racist rants and then we will know for sure. Otherwise, STFU because your talk is empty.

Case Man,

Let me teach you a quick lesson on this nation and free market capitalism:

China, yes Red Communist China, uses free markets more than we do. There is nothing free about this market in America.

Wal-Mart is able to get away with horrible practices because they operate in a marketplace that isn't free.

You see, in this marketplace the government is king. Big corporations are able to wipe out their small business competition by paying off politicians that create regulations and tax instruments that only big corporations can survive with.

We free market people believe in the government applying the law to everyone equally. But that doesn't happen in this country. The government, which you apparently are in love with, uses its power to enrich and enable disgusting corporate entities that are as we speak robbing this nation blind.

The individual and small business owner are wiped out with the help of our government. That is not what is called a free market. It is a rigged market. One in which a powerful government abuses that power. A government you love, apparently.

Yeah, Armando, I have to say the red flag in this piece for me is that you (and others) are so upset that Limbaugh is being excluded. The NFL and the NFLPA have problems not because he's white, not because he's fat, not because he had a problem with prescription drugs, not because he's a Republican, but because he's a guy with a huge public platform and he uses that platform, consistently, to make comments that are offensive to a big chunk of the NFL's fan base. Whether they are overtly racist or not, it doesn't really matter. People get hung up on that word and it clouds the real issue: Rush Limbaugh is most likely bad for business. You can't compare him to Vick. Whether you believe it or not, Vick went to prison, paid his debt, apologized, etc. The NFL can spin his story as one of redemption. Limbaugh is unapologetic about the things he says. There's no positive story here. I second TP's general point: The company is making a choice they're entitled to make.

Personally, I think Limbaugh's comments about McNabb underscore the problem that comes with having him as an owner. Since McNabb is if anything underrated -- the whole thing seems to suggest that the Limbaugh kind of does have a thing about black quarterbacks. He would couch it in the idea that he's looking past race to "the truth" but the whole "liberal media conspiracy to give McNabb a break" is so misguided that it troubles me. And I think that's what troubled a lot of people back when it happened. So think about this: Suppose the Rams drafted Jacory Harris -- and he didn't play? Or there were prolonged contract issues? Or he got thrown into starting his rookie year, struggled, and they drafted another quarterback the next season? If I'm Goodell, if I'm anyone associated with the Rams, if I'm Jacory Harris especially, I don't want Rush Limbaugh anywhere near that situation. It's just a bad deal with no upside.

To everybody who's up in arms because Rush Limbaugh won't be an NFL owner, he'll survive and so will you. This has nothing to do with Obama or health care or tea parties or Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson (the old, tired, goto examples of "reverse racism" that Limbaugh uses to rile people up. Apparently Mando too). It's business. It's taking care of your employees and customers. Move on.

Wow, could you reveal yourself any more clearly to be a Dittohead? An OWNER is much different than player speak in the locker room. Offensive comments happen all the time in the locker room and it doesn't make them any more correct. However, none of them goes on a radio show nor makes their living as political commentators. None of them are actively involved in politics as a living. Rush making these comments as a "plantation owner" as opposed to the "slaves" making them is an entirely different story. Yes, the Vick issue is dubious at best. At least he's trying to rehab his image and himself. His own play will be what eventually drives Vick from the league. Rush Limbaugh is a fat, gasbag with a drug conviction and is DECIDEDLY A RACIST. YES MANDO..HE'S A RACIST. He's also an idiot who distorts the truth at every turn. What are you a birther and a Tea Bagger too? Small brain Mando.

I second that other poster and Mando.

Produce the tapes!

Anybody? Somebody? Crickets .....

You are the man, Mando.

Tommya,

Thanks for inferring that I'm in love with our Government, but you couldn't be more wrong.

You made some excellent points until that incorrect assertion.

Limbaugh should be able to buy any team he want, either way he's still a worthless, non-intelligent goon that whines bigger than life itself... Personally the guy's a douche bag to me, but this is America, freedom of speech and all... And I agree about Sharpton too another annoying prick... The definition of a "N!&&!$" talks about someone that is stupid or ignorant and believe me there are plenty of those white, black, Asian, etc... I still hate the word ... And don't allow it's use by anyone. In my restaurant you will be fired for saying it... I don't care who you are, it's time to move forward not to continually move back.

Awesome article! Finally someone down here gets it! It's nice to see someone write about what they believe in that's not a freaking liberal

Armando and all;

Your article kind of rambles as I think you have a lot to get off your chest here. From my perspective, I agree with your "central point" that there is hypocrisy in this NFL shunning of Limbaugh. There is also hypocrisy rampant in all this dissection of Limbaugh, especially as you point out from Black "leaders" such as Sharpton and Jackson.

One way to test this hypocrisy, would have been to monitor the reactions if Limbaugh had been a commentator for the NBA and he said:

"The media has been very desirous that a white Point Guard do well (in the NBA), There is a little hope invested in John Stockton, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The rest of the Jazz, all of whom are black players, carried this team."

Is that still racist? Or is it a commentary on the media?

The NET here though is that Limbaugh is a wealthy man because he spouts his opinion. Period. He is an entertainer, but his entertainment is not meant to be objective, but very subjective and meant as his personal opinions. This is America, and we should all be very much willing to defend his right to say these things. But, we should also have no problem with the NFL saying no thanks to the guy and his opinions, regardless of hypocrisy or not.

Chuck in Detroit

I'm not saying that at all. What I am saying is that what looks like racism to an outsider is not the same as the way that it looks to an insider.

Dems and repubs are two sides of same coin. Cubans and blacks are not.

Lastly, anyone who thinks that Rush was only in this for a piece of the Rams is fooling themselves. This has as much to do with the ratings for his radio show and his bid to become even more popular with the crazys in this country as it does with owning a team. Think about it. This is the biggest ratings time of year and on radio and tv your ratings are what keep you employed and get you raises. And look whos name keeps popping up everywhere you turn. His ratings have skyrocketed this week and on his radio show he said," how can you disagree with my views and opinions if you don't tune in to my show and listen"? The poster who called him a genius is absolutely correct because the man DEFINITELY knows how to use America to further his career. He only cares about the crap he spews for as long as it keeps making him tons of money. Don't fool yourself into thinking he cares any further than that.

Mek67- the real racists are Jackson and Sharpton. They are race exploiting peddlers of malcontent. It's not about being a ditto head or one steeped in moveon.org retoric. It's about fairness, balance, right and wrong. If everyone would sit down and discuss honestly and calmly we would find out how much we really have in common. You preach Limbaugh's hatred? Look in the mirror-you are what you say you're against. You are the hypocrit.

Excellent article Armando. Excellent.

shagg the donkey.

mcnab took eagles for a super bowl final and playoffs for years and the dolphins sitting in the basement for 11 years .

"[This post includes political, social and Dolphins commentary. If you have a problem with any of those don't bother reading it.]"

For those who are complaining about politics in this blog, did you not read the above section in quotes quotes??

I am a 29 year old white male, who grew up a minority in Homestead, I Graduated in 1998 from Homestead Sr High.

That being said. I enjoyed the read, and also reading all the comments. I think we would be better as a nation if we could look past color. Get back to the basics of Right and Wrong.

The past should not justify entitlement in the present. Right is right, wrong is wrong, hate is hate no matter who's mouth it comes out of. White, Black, Other...


I also find it absolutely hilarious to read republicans and democrats calling eachother crazy and not realizing that they are the same only with different agendas. Absolutely f***ing hilarious! YOU'RE ALL CRAZY DUMMIES!

Yes case, I am aware of the laws, that does not make this right. Its Bull sh

I like WAL MART, they have great prices and create millions of Jobs. Sorry pal, this is America, they started out small too, they just figured out how to do it better. This is America, thats how it works.

Shaggy, you're so desperate to believe what you want to believe. Since when did Spike Lee have anything to do with "White Men Can't Jump"? It's actually a better movie than anything Spike has done... but not because he's, you know, black and stuff, you pinhead.

I am sick and tired of the double standard. As a black woman, I am tired of black men calling my sister the b word and tired of them calling each other the n word.

And then white people that don't know any better say it is ok when one black person is saying those things to another. Fools.

You go, Mando with your handsome self.

Mando,
Great article it has everybody speaking their mind and thats what journalism should do, make you read and agree or disagree with what you write.I feel that whats happening in this country right now is not about liberals or right wingers but what i'am seeing is the destruction of our freedoms and rights as we know them. the costitution is being tore down right before our own eyes the fore fathers wrote this great piece of paper for our beliefs and rights as HUMAN BEINGS not white, black, hispanic or asian people we are all HUMAN we should use that word instead of race color or ethnicticy.

shagg the donkey.

mcnab took eagles for a super bowl final and playoffs for years and the dolphins sitting in the basement for 11 years .


So your point? Besides the one on your head? relevance?

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