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We Like what we Like, We Hate what we Hate

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 12:21 PM

There are quite a few different title's that could have fit in here: We like who we like, we hate who we hate just one for example.

But the simple fact of the matter, as humans we will be divided on what we like and what we hate. It can be in politics, movies, music, religions; name it and we all like what we like or hate what we hate. To go along with that there are staunch defenders or detractors to go along with them.

There are people that are going to hate Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, no matter what they do, until the end of time. At the same time there are going to be people that love the two men just as much, no matter what happens. That is were the conflict comes in. There will be people that will always be convinced that Obama was not born in this country no matter the evidence that mounts. There will always be people that believe that Clinton broke the law as president and got away with it no matter the evidence against that. The people that defend them will always defend them and usually with a little (or a lot). anger.

The same goes for those people who hate George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. Those that do not like the men will always point out that they believe that Bush lied us into war and that Reagonomics hurt this country more than it helped. Their staunchest supporters will fight tooth and nail over both issues, specifically Reagonomics.

When we look at the tv side of politics it's exactly the same. Those that do not like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Bill O'Reilly will always point to their faults (Limbaughs issues with prescription drugs, O'Reilly's being sued for sexual indescretions) as why they are not good people. The people that defend them will always consider them patriots and just won't hear any of the nonsense with any issues.

Those that hate Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and Ed Shultz will always call them traitors to the nation (and even go as far as calling Rachel, a lesbian, by a man's name) and those that like them will always defend them for speaking their mind.

Moving out of politics; those who like rap will always call it music and the new sound of a generation while those that hate rap will always call it horrible examples of music.

Some people hate horror movies, others think that horror movies are the best examples of movie making there are.

It goes on and on.

We truly do like what we like or hate what we hate no matter what anyone says.

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Let's not forget that Rush has also shown a side of racism in his past. He was forced to resign for making horrible racial comments directed towards Donovan Mcnabb and African-American Quarterbacks while he was employed for a short period of time at ESPN. No wonder Rush can't agree with Obama on anything even if Rush deep down inside would agree with Obama he would catch himself and not let him do it because of his issues of not being comfortable with people of other races. For this display of cowardness and disrespect I myself will never care as to what Rush has to say. Who is he to judge others.. Take a look at yourself before you point the finger Rush!!!

-- Posted by CLUELESS SW NE on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 1:03 PM

Mike I just wanted to ask you Did you by chance listen to Colin Cowherd this morning on the radio show he had a very very similar segment where he talked about the same stuff and used the we like what we like and we hate what we hate saying?

Just curious....

-- Posted by CLUELESS SW NE on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 3:38 PM


What exactly did Rush say about McNabb?

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 4:29 PM


-- Posted by CLUELESS SW NE on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 5:00 PM


-- Posted by CLUELESS SW NE on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 5:12 PM

So CLUELESS SW NE, what was the "horrible racist" comment? Was it not an observation that even many in the NFL, players, coaches, regardless of skin color, agreed upon?

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 6:00 PM

Amen to your blog Michael, you hit the nail on the head. I'm neither democrat or republican so I don't goose step to eather party.I'm not saying this to offend anyone, it just seems as though we have grown into a separatist society instead of a united society. Maybe it's the computer age where we can access any information we need to trash the other side we hate. I don't have any idea of how we will ever be united, when each of us thinks we are right, and the other side is wrong.

I enjoy reading you and Sams blogs, you both have a way of setting off a heated and sometimes insulting response from both sides. I love it! Does this make me a sick person? God I hope so.

-- Posted by Keda46 on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 7:29 PM

Yes clueless I did get the idea from Colin Cowheard. Sometimes I love what he says (this being the inspiration for this blog I hope I didn't copy to much) some I can't stand (like last year at the start of the season he loved Sanchez of the Jets, only to turn on him when Sanchez started struggling, then turning right back around this year and calling him an elite QB). I listen to a lot of sports radio. I don't even listen to music on the radio anymore.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 10:44 PM

Keda, it makes you a little demented yes, but it's okay I get the exact same joy out of it.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 10:45 PM


-- Posted by Damu on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 1:15 AM

"Was it not an observation that even many in the NFL, players, coaches, regardless of skin color, agreed upon?"

I'm really interested when the NFL, players, or coaches ever said that the media were "very desirous" in black qbs (specifically) and black coaches succeeding?

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 6:30 AM

Clueless is just that Clueless....

-- Posted by orville on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 6:58 AM

I am not quite sure what the NFL's response to it all was. Donovan Mcnabb was very unhappy with the comments he made regarding his race. I mean why does he have to be a great black quarterback.. why can't he be just a great quarterback.. does this mean for a black professional QB he is good but when measured against the other QB's he isn't? Why would anyone need to say that??

If his comments weren't bad or racist then why would ESPN force him to resign?

I love Colin to Mike. I listen to him everyday..

I like the your post...

-- Posted by CLUELESS SW NE on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 10:00 AM

What Limbaugh said at best was racially insensitive.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 7:37 PM

Lol...way to support your arguement by posting a link that states:

"Rush Limbaugh did not say anything remotely racist or even (perish the thought!) insensitive! Please re-read the exact text of Limbaugh's supposedly controversial statement:"

I don't think he should have said what he said, but he is right to some extent. The NFL has the Rooney rule, which like affirmative action, is borderline racist in itself. A couple years ago when the Colts played the Bears, the media made a big deal about both the coaches being black, which I doubt the average fan had given much thought too. I think most NFL fans could easily tell you the first black QB to win the Super Bowl was, despite his pretty average career. There have been some very successful black qb's, but compared to other positions, it is mostly dominated by whites.

-- Posted by BisonAlum00 on Wed, Oct 20, 2010, at 5:00 PM

What I don't truly understand is why you want to defend his statement Bison. It was a bad and insensitive statement. ESPN thought it was bad enough that he was fired before any backlash occurred. I guess it's because the poor misunderstood Limbaugh was being attacked by "liberals" again.

-- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 7:03 AM

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