Rush, the NFL and the New Cruelty

Posted Saturday, October 17, 2009, at 4:00 PM
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  • The only racism that I see in this country is the ones crying racism.

    -- Posted by orville on Sat, Oct 17, 2009, at 4:36 PM
  • Thank you Sam, Road Dog, for bringing this subject up. For days we listened to the mainstream media and political pundits bring up the made up quotes from Rush. Very few, or perhaps none, of these people listen to Rush's show, so they rely on some nobody author of a book that listed the racist things Rush has said. Even after Rush denied ever saying these racist comments, they still went after him.

    Only after the alternative media did the research, did the truth came out. No, Limbaugh did not say these things, they were merely made up. In the beginning, the left just knew Rush had to have said these things. Then, as doubt crept in, the left was just hoping these quotes were true. Now, they have nothing.

    Has anyone else, who watches the "news", noticed how small these liars appear. Can you bring yourselves to even trust what they are saying.

    A few months ago, this subject was brought up on a discontinued (now repackaged) blog. A certain some one who's initials are GI, said the quotes were true and directed us to a maze of websites where they could be found. Many were discontinued, but one called Snopes. I see where most of the quotes and are called "unverifiable".

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sat, Oct 17, 2009, at 7:43 PM
  • Most people know what Rush said. The NFL knows. He says hateful things and he should stand up for what he says instead of backpeadeling and making up excuses. The, "they took me out of context", excuse gets old. He is a hate monger and the nfl just does not need a hate monger. So here you go, spouting off about how the nfl was wrong. I guess the right does not like it when hate mongers are held accountable for what they have said.

    I guess the whole NFL is wrong and you are right chunky. Im sure the nfl did not do any reasearch, they just listened to the mainsream media and made up their minds about Rush. Barak the magic negro song must have been something they just thought they heard.

    -- Posted by president obama on Sat, Oct 17, 2009, at 8:41 PM
  • bigdawg, what did Rush say?

    "Most people know what Rush said. The NFL knows. He says hateful things and he should stand up for what he says instead of backpeadeling and making up excuses". bigdawg

    Anybody with a single brain cell can say that, can your back it up. And yes, context does matter.

    As history has unfolded in the past few days, yes, I am right. He never denied the "Barack the magic Negro" song. And whats really racist about it? Or have you ever listened to it?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sat, Oct 17, 2009, at 9:39 PM
  • Sometimes, I think you just have to realize your not wanted and move on. Rush knew going in that there was a possibility of problems according to this article

    I think when you have football players saying they wont play for a team because of a minority owner, then its probably a good idea to get rid of him. Why risk not getting a star player because of a guy that doesn't really have to be there.

    -- Posted by npwinder on Sat, Oct 17, 2009, at 10:34 PM
  • I guess it dosent really matter if you think the barack song was racist or not, does it? Your opinion of that song is irrevelant, as is you opinion on who the nfl should let own teams.

    I guess you see it one way and the nfl sees it a different way. Someday when you run the nfl you can let in who you want.

    Yes, I have listened to the song and I thought it was completly innappropriate, but thats what rush does. Fired from espn, cant own an nfl team, see a pattern emerging here? He has shot off his mouth and now he cant own an nfl team, case closed.

    -- Posted by president obama on Sat, Oct 17, 2009, at 11:27 PM
  • bigdawg,

    While I seriously doubt you have ever listened to the song, there is not rule as to who can won a NFL team. The pattern here is truth doesn't matter. Unfortunately, through your blind hatred of Rush, you can't see it.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 8:13 AM
  • I would argue there is a rule for who can own a team. Drug addicts, doctor shoppers, viagra popping racist,and hate spreaders are no allowed to own a team.

    For 8 years if anything was said bad about the president you hated america and now its ok to play barack the magic negro. I could care less if he plays it all the time but when stuff like this happens dont ***** about it

    -- Posted by president obama on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 9:24 AM
  • Guill,dawg just listen to yourselves my god!

    -- Posted by orville on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 10:35 AM
  • Dawg, if anyone spoke as hatefully about Pres Obama as the left did for 7 years about Pres Bush, the media would come totally unglued ...exactly as they did on Palin and Joe-the-Plumber. The right has never even tried to summon the type of overwhelming hatred that the left can (and does) call up at a moment's notice.

    GI, racism in this country is almost 100% Democratic-owned. Just as the KKK was a Democratic organization, today's Democrats hide their racism under a very thin veneer. The Democrats constantly remind minorities that "they can't make it without our help," they work desperately hard to maintain government programs that destroy minority families and force minority kids to grow up in abject poverty (both financial and spiritual) and then deny them the right to choose better schools. The Democrats work frantically at keeping abortion clinics handy to minority neighborhoods. As Star Parker pointed out, through abortion the Democrats have managed to wipe out 1/4 of the black population - even with the KKK, they couldn't do nearly this much damage.

    -- Posted by MrsSmith on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 12:24 PM
  • There have been some quotes out there that Rush never actually made. But here are some that have been sourced to his show, and he has not denied.

    "Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?"

    "Look, let me put it this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the bloods and the crips without any weapons. There I said it."

    "The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies."

    "Take that bone out of your nose and call me back(to an African American female caller).


    You say that the democratic party is keeping racism alive by "crying racism" all the time. So what is the solution in your opinion? When we see something blatantly racist, what should be done? Should it be ignored?

    Ignoring it will not make racism go away. And I have first hand heard several white men in McCook use the 'n' word. Make horrible comments about hispanics and muslims. Yet I am the racist one for thinking they are racist?

    -- Posted by mccookreader on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 1:52 PM
  • Thank you MrsSmith.

    -- Posted by orville on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 1:57 PM
  • It appears Iggy and bigdawg have resorted to name calling, meaning they just lost the debate.

    Has anyone researched the quoted J-Lo has recently made regarding her part ownership of an NFL franchise? Hopefully you'll be shocked.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 2:01 PM
  • As one who has experienced real racism first hand, these quotes would only offend the hypersensitive. Namely guilt ridden white liberals. Mrs. Smith is correct, pure racist attitudes are the property of white liberals, after all, minorities in the USA cannot survive without the liberals awareness. And thats all they provide, awareness.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 3:30 PM
  • Guill,get a life please!

    -- Posted by orville on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 6:36 PM
  • And what of Vice-President joe biden's comment on presidential candidate barack obama. "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man." Could this be racist?

    And what about President obama's comment comparing his bowling skills to that of a Special Olympian? I'm sure there was some mean-spirited hatred there?

    Are they to be excused because their liberalism?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 6:57 PM
  • So when the slaves were sold from Black Tribes in Africa what was it called then?

    -- Posted by orville on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 7:18 PM
  • Nice try Iggy, but you fell flat. From that statement alone, joe biden is a pure evil racist. Let's not forget, he's also a plagiarist and by his attempt at a retraction, he's a liar.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 8:29 PM
  • Rush Limbaugh is a "American Patriot" Plain and simple.

    -- Posted by orville on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 8:35 PM
  • Name calling? Rush has done every one of these things. Is Joe Biden buying an nfl team? Is obama?

    Perhaps when they go to buy one we can have this discussion.

    Rush Limbaugh is an "American Idiot" plain and simple.

    -- Posted by president obama on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 9:13 PM
  • I don't know, bigdawg, Rush is a the most popular talk show host who wanted to be in a partnership group that wanted minority ownership.

    obama\biden are POTUS and V-POTUS. Maybe in your world, an NFL owner is the most important person in the world. For the rest of the world, it's POTUS and V-POTUS.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 9:38 PM
  • Obama,Biden buying an NFL team,not hardly.Selling out the American People yes.

    -- Posted by orville on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 9:47 PM
  • It seems that this discussion has turned to pointing out who and who is not racist. This solves nothing. I want someone defending Limbaugh and who insists democrats keep racist alive to please answer my question:

    When we witness something racist what are we to do, in your opinion?

    Because apparently if you point out it being racist, you are truly the racist one.

    -- Posted by mccookreader on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 8:09 AM
  • gi, fredd, dawg...and the rest of you left wingers.

    You want to talk about sheep, and blindly following...

    Do you listen to Rush? If not, you are arguing a point in which you have no direct knowledge. You are blogging about alleged quotes from the left wing media that have a hidden agenda, and that were taken out of context. If you were a listener of his program, you would know the truth and not have to rely on a biased report from the media that is owned by the Democratic party.

    Sheep...all of you.

    -- Posted by Husker23 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 9:32 AM
  • For any sheep out there that I offended...I deeply and sincerely apologize.

    -- Posted by Husker23 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 9:34 AM
  • *

    Thank you Sam for this excellent post. Sure, dog killers are allowed in the NFL, and some wife beaters too. Your point about who the left is afraid of is true as well. Hubby says that liberals can not help themselves, they will attack truth. We have listened to Rush for many years. The man has never uttered a racist comment. As you so wonderfully point out again and again, it is the left, the Democratic Party that feeds in hate, in racism.

    -- Posted by CandyKilroy on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 11:41 AM
  • Your ability to see right through me is uncanny fredd...every since I was young, I've wanted to be an "old white male".

    If I were hypersensitive, I might call you a racist for such a remark.

    -- Posted by Husker23 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 4:54 PM
  • I see fredd is a full blown brain dead follower of the msm. Valerie Plame outed by the Bush Administration? Try outed by richard armitage.

    Yes Husker23, you should be hypersensitive. You absolutely should dwell on this remark for the rest of your life. Never, ever allow yourself to grow past this date. Then you can say you have experienced racism.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 8:37 PM
  • gi,

    You are over analyzing this. I believe that the precedent has been set that what matters most is how it makes one "feel". If one feels it was a racist remark, then it was a racist remark. From the book of Sharpton.

    Just because you say "all of which is true" - doesn't mean it isn't racist. One could make many comments about each race, that is "true" yet still racist. I'll leave that to your own imagination.

    -- Posted by Husker23 on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 8:44 AM
  • is ridiculous...that's exactly the point. But it works both ways.

    Is "typical white woman" racist,(per Obama)? I would say probably not, but what if the word "white" were replaced with another race and it was spoken by any Republican? Are you the "one" of which we are to seek when deciding when true racism occurs?

    There is a big difference between making a questionable comment and being a racist. That quote that you make of Rush with the "bone out of nose" was made in the 70's. Is your background so clean that you never made comments that you regret? Remember that Rush is an entertainer. Just as your idol Jon Stewart is, but apparently the double standard is alive and well in your world. Some of these comments were made in jest and some are just taken out of context. I would submit that your actions define your character.

    Everyone of us (black, white, or other) has either made or heard jokes of other races (without demanding political correctness) from friends and acquintances. Does that make us racist? If so, then Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and George Lopez are some of the biggest racists.

    Any group claiming racism with every comment, vote, or political persuasion of someone on the right diminishes and dilutes true racism when it does occur. Just as this "ridiculous" argument does.

    It is extremely degrading to be called something when in fact you are not, isn't it?

    -- Posted by Husker23 on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 11:40 AM
  • Really, all you Limburger fans -- Coordinate your positions.

    Some say -- Rush never uttered a racist word in his life.

    OTHERS say -- Rush said that in the 1970s.

    He and his cohorts sure didn't hesitate to express their attitudes in the 1980s and 1990s.

    Limburger and Tnan Franthithco Thavage served to keep me awake many nights driving the empty roads between Reno and Hastings, Spokane and Tucson, Bentonville to El Paso, San Diego to Fargo.

    Trying to claim these loose jaws are not racist, is akin to saying the KKK is an ally to the Black Panthers.

    If you are going to endorse these people and all they stand for -- have the GUTS to declare what it is.

    Don't take the west Texas politician Clayton Williams' route, of "When rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it."

    Yep, Ol' Clayton said it at a campaign stop, after a few drinks at the Elks Club bar before speaking. In front of TV cameras with live radio.

    When three blades disappeared from the fan the next morning -- Ol' Clayton declared he hadn't said " such thing."

    This in a campaign where the other candidate was Ann Richards.

    It got a lot of laughs from that Elks Club crowd -- including the top honchos of both TV stations with cameras and microphones present and the owner of the radio station broadcasting live.

    Word has it Rush makes $40-$50-Million annually with his bombastic pontifications.

    So he is a wealthy, smart aleck Big Mouth. When he gets on a roll, truth has no place in his agenda.

    Rush and the rest of these Neo-Con mouths will say whatever keeps the donations rolling in.

    Back in the 1960s, I had a friend who was director of computer operations in D.C. for one of the right wing publishing outfits, which produced regular letter-sized newsletters.

    Until I saw their money-counting room, I could not understand their purpose.

    About 30 women sat on each side of this conveyor belt which had solid glass walls, the women were reaching in with long rubber gloves secured to the panel in front of them. They sat there in two hour sessions -- with 15 minute breaks -- emptying the envelopes which had been automatically slit open, removing checks, postal and bank money orders and cash, which they deposited in three slots in front of them.

    Each woman was handling several thousand dollars during each two-hour session -- and there were 30 women there, working in three shifts, seven days weekly.

    Anyway you figured it -- that was better than $1-MILLION DAILY.

    My friend assured me the money operation went on 24/7, 365 days annually. Including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day and even Ground Hog Day.

    Somewhere in excess of $300-Million NET INCOME annually, with publications warning the Socialist Sky is falling, communists are taking over our government, the Democrats are trying to establish total government control, sponsor homosexuality, pot smoking and lewd behavior in liberal churches.

    Wonder why the TV version exists today?

    Wonder why Rush launches into his rants and diatribes on a daily basis?

    Don't suppose it has anything to do with his $45-$50-Million annual income -- OR DOES IT??

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 4:18 PM
  • Liberal are so jealous of Rush. Rush says what he thinks, is not intimidated by the current leftist White House watch dogs whose only job is to attempt to destroy anyone who would dare disagree with the 'anointed one'. To add insult to injury, Rush makes a lot of money, his popularity is growing and he (Rush) is still having more fun that a human being should be allowed to have. GO RUSH!!

    -- Posted by shaarhues on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 4:46 PM

    -- Posted by Altamae 7 on Tue, Oct 20, 2009, at 9:31 PM
  • Altamae 7,

    The next elections will probably tell us the same thing that the last did. The far right is dying fast. Being stuck in the mud and being represented by people like Sam have really not helped the party gain steam. Year by year democrats are gaining more and more power. And militant blogs like this are the reason why. Whether the crazies on this blog realize it or not, they are actually doing more to help the liberal idea than hurt it.

    -- Posted by mccookreader on Wed, Oct 21, 2009, at 10:19 AM
  • October, 2008 -- The GOP decrying Obama's fundraising ability, while McCain was cash strapped.

    It is not hard to understand.

    Conservative donations split between more than a dozen profit-motivated Neo-Con broadcasters and publishers---while Independent, Conservative Democratic, Moderate Democratic, Liberal Democratic AND MODERATE AND PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICAN DONATIONS GOING TO SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET-- all except what Ralph Nader attracted.

    About 80% of the citizen voters donating to a single effort.

    The remaining 20% donating to more than a dozen profit-making demagogues, with the only candidate available to them picking up a few crumbs.

    The election result -- the McCain/Palin campaign's financial distress.

    The political consequence -- a fear-driven vociferous, vitriolic opposition to any proposal which does not come from this tiny minority.

    The cultural tragedy -- Non-stop personal attacks upon the only President we have, his family, his positive achievements and his goal to pull this country out of the mess DUBYAH AND THE DRAFT DODGERS put us in.

    The numbers are in -- George W.Bush handed this nation $26-TRILLION IN NATIONAL DEBT.

    Take away George H.W. Bush's NATIONAL DEBT accumulation -- and "DubYah's debt" would total more than 80% of the total debt accumulation since 1775.

    Eight years with this nation mired in two wars from 2002 through today.

    Seven years with no effective federal disaster relief for the Hurricane Katrina destruction.

    President Obama has tackled only one of the domestic priorities listed in his campaign - HEALTH CARE REFORM.

    Why -- Because unless the national cost for Health Care is reduced to less than 10%


    Without reform, Health Care costs will increase to more than 20% of the Gross National Product.

    This nation cannot survive with a $40-TRILLION national debt, MORE THAN one-half of our GNP going into Health Care, the Military, Law Enforcement and PRISONS.

    Your children will lose their educations and futures.

    All you super conservative patriots need do --


    Since Hurricane Katrina -- Federal, State and Local tax income from the destroyed Gulf Coast economy has totaled more than three times what speedy effective rebuilding of the region should have cost.

    The national economic loss has now risen to 400% of the total storm damage.

    With reduced funding from the current depression slowing rebuilding -- that loss will grow to 600% of total storm damage.

    Now add at least TWO TRILLION DOLLARS lost to graft, corruption and waste in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    As taxpayers, YOU and I were funding more than 70,000 PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS in Afghanistan all costing more than $250,000 annually.

    While 20,000 combat troops were scattered across the landscape which has defeated every military force in history.

    The Draft Dodgers poured 90% of U.S. military effort into Iraq, allowing the actual enemy -- Al Qaeda to escape and rebuild -- and the Taliban to rebuild and become the world's major opium producing region.

    Hurl your insults--come up with new slurs -- deny racism--THE FACTS ARE CLEAR.

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 4:20 AM
  • Without reform, Health Care costs will increase to more than 20% of the Gross National Product...and with reform, they'll only cost 33% of the GNP.

    This nation cannot survive with a $40-TRILLION national debt, MORE THAN one-half of our GNP going into Health Care, the Military, Law Enforcement and PRISONS...and yet Pres. Obama and his Democratic legislature continue to increase the national debt frantically to support endless entitlement programs, their favorite unions and banks...and hang our military out to dry in Afghanistan.

    Your children will lose their educations and futures...exactly as the NEA has planned. Decades of hard work are finally paying off...the public schools are now turning out more illiterate sheeple than ever before!

    Since Hurricane Katrina -- Federal, State and Local tax income from the destroyed Gulf Coast economy has totaled more than three times what speedy effective rebuilding of the region should have's just too bad their corrupt state and local governments are wasting it all.

    Now add at least TWO TRILLION DOLLARS lost to graft, corruption and waste in Iraq and Afghanistan...a mere drop in the bucket compared to the graft, corruption and waste applied to the eternal, unwinnable War on Poverty!!

    As taxpayers, YOU and I were funding more than 70,000 PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS in Afghanistan all costing more than $250,000 annually...and thereby managing the necessary work without a draft!!

    While 20,000 combat troops were scattered across the landscape which has defeated every military force in history...except US.

    The Draft Dodgers poured 90% of U.S. military effort into Iraq, allowing the actual enemy -- Al Qaeda to escape and rebuild -- and the Taliban to rebuild and become the world's major opium producing region...because our moronic left and the Democrats controlling spending are unable to commit to finishing the job of chasing the terrorists down, and are blind to the fact that our positions in Iraq and Afghanistan were perfect for taking our Iran if needed.

    Hurl your insults, come up with new "factoids" - deny your responsibility, but the FACTS ARE CLEAR - the left is determined to grasp every dollar the right pays in taxes to use for their own entitlement programs instead of for the "common good" of all the country. Greedy, selfish, gimme-gimme-gimme leftists are destroying our freedoms, our economy and our children. Way to go, Hank.

    -- Posted by MrsSmith on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 11:17 AM
  • *

    Whether or not Rush Limbaugh or anybody else is racist is futile to argue, as we cannot read hearts; and words do not always reflect what is in the heart. In Gilly's case I'll make the exception.

    What is actually the most disturbing to me is the fact that the Senate Majority Leader has twice brought his guns to bear on a private US citizen for no reason other than vile resentment and anger. And other representatives in the US Congress have used floor time to rake a private citizen over the coals. That, ladies and gentlemen, should NOT be happening no matter whether you or I agree with or like the person or not.

    I see all to often these days that people want to argue the details and not the core issues. I believe that is dangerous, and that it plays into the hands of the elected who wish to exploit our distractions to further their own agendas.

    People - we need to focus. We are definitely NOT going to agree on most points, but we really DO need to agree to maintain the freedom and liberty we enjoy; before those liberties and freedoms are stolen from us.

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 1:19 PM
  • fredd......what is racist about that.My god can't anyone say anything anymore.P.S.go ahead call me what ever you want.It's not going to hurt or kill me.I'm the biggest cracker with red hair you'll ever see.

    -- Posted by orville on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 5:39 PM
  • fredd, Valerie Plame was "outed" by richard armitage, a former deputy secretary of state.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Thu, Oct 22, 2009, at 11:30 PM
  • *

    Sams' points are almost always proven out Duff. I think that is why the left hates him the way they do. They can not stand that an average guy, a truck driver no less, has more common sense than they will ever enjoy.

    Fredd is another one of these folks who is ignorant on purpose. Rush never came up with Barack the magic Negro. It was the LA TIMES. Liberals never let a little thing like the truth get in the way of their opinions.

    Hubby and I appreciate your defense of what is right duff. Keep it up!

    -- Posted by CandyKilroy on Sat, Oct 24, 2009, at 2:44 PM
  • *

    Old Fredd has violated the McCook Gazette policy. He has defamed and slandered Rush, but I am not a liberal, so I won't go running to the Gazette and cry about it like liberals do. Best to let Fredd and the others spew their hate for all to see.

    And Duffer, I will add my thanks to Candy's for coming to the defense of sanity my friend. God Bless you. The left is loosing. If it were not for the racism that they promote to keep black Americans angry and confused, Obama would be finished already.

    More and more blacks are realizing that the Democrat Party has let them down, lied to them and tried to manipulate them and destroy their families. The left has been exposed for the greedy, immoral and egotistical freaks they really are.

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Sat, Oct 24, 2009, at 8:39 PM
  • Mr. Dufferxyz, I will add my thanks to Sam's for your support and comments. Sam is right, best to let them spout off and let all who read understand the true danger this country is in from these caawaazy libs.

    -- Posted by RMontana on Sat, Oct 24, 2009, at 11:31 PM
  • I almost forgot, Mrs. Smith, you're comments were right on the money. The liberals know they promote racism. They need racism to keep people apart. It is all they know.

    -- Posted by RMontana on Sat, Oct 24, 2009, at 11:33 PM
  • Guillermo,

    Just a few short months ago, you were a student in Lincoln studying on how to fight extremism in our schools (?). Now your in Washington working on education policy? Either you are truly gifted and we are to honor you. Or perhaps you exaggerate a little, and your just an internet bully who uses big words and phrases from other people, just to scare the ignorant into admitting defeat. So, are you a big man in a suit, or a little man in his pajamas? Looking at some of you post times, I choose the latter.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 10:20 AM
  • freddy......A fence post may understand you.

    -- Posted by orville on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 12:47 PM
  • fredd, another victim of lies, run over on the road of truth.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 1:11 PM
  • waterhead? Could this be a racist remark?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 1:39 PM
  • NO! It's a derogatory term for Down's Syndrome.

    Guillermo Inglaterra, I hereby call for your removal from the Gazette's blogs.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 1:42 PM
  • waterhead: A person with mental health problems, ie downs syndrome, or retard for the lay person. Urban Dictionary

    Wasn't it you that got G5 kicked out for using derogatory terms?

    I guess the real bigot has been exposed, and it is Guillermo Inglaterra.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 3:28 PM
  • waterhead is a derogatory term, no matter how its used. And you have shown your bigotry.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 4:22 PM
  • Carl,

    If your going to look up today's street slang, Roget's and Merriam Webster is probably not where you'll find it. A man of your great self-esteem should know that.

    Or do you hold an underlying bigotry of those less educated as you?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 4:29 PM
  • Carl Leibowitz,

    Thank you for your forgiveness, and I will forgive for the "n. an ill informed blogger with an abundance of opinion and a lack of fact." and "prejudice is insulting and an unfounded accusation. As most of your posts fall into these categories", comments of me.

    But I do have to ask, would you tolerate anyone using the term "waterhead" at a mentally challenged person regardless of the cause?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 4:50 PM
  • Yes Carl, it would be greatly appreciated by the mentally inferior that you refrain from any discussion of the events of the day. Also I noticed you end your post by "God bless America". Are you a believer?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 6:02 PM
  • Guillermo, I can handle any insult thrown at me. Did you notice how defensive you got? Did you notice the time you spent defending your self? Did you feel the rage build inside you. Just as anyone who is a conservative, must spend valuable time defending themselves against the racism charge, the intellectual spends a great deal of time and energy defending against the charge of, I guess it's called intellectual elitism.

    Calling me a waterhead didn't offend me at all, but it did give me an opening to put a pile of poop in front of you. And you stepped in it.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 6:20 PM
  • Face it Guillermo, you were just held up to the same scrutiny you hold conservatives to. And guess what, you didn't like it.

    In your zeal to belittle everyone you disagree with, you always resort to name calling, and this time you were caught using a particular derogatory term. A real man would have apologized and hoped the offended would just forgive you. Instead you tried to defend it and just kept digging a deeper hole.

    Some, I'm sure will see you as a bigoted elitist, but this "waterhead" will forgive you.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 10:00 PM
  • So, for "waterhead" to be listed in the Urban Dictionary as a derogatory term for those afflicted with Down's Syndrome, some one, some where has used it as such.

    So in the end, Inglaterra cannot claim any moral high ground over Rush Limbaugh. Neither can Carl Leibowitz, who choose to defend this awful term and its use.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 7:50 PM
  • Mr. Chunky, Rush is a great guy, and that it what irritates the libs. They call Rush a racist and a bigot, and that is flatly untrue. You are right Chunky, Mr. Inglaterra can not claim any moral ground over Rush. When the left cannot destroy the message, they smear the messenger. You think they could try something new. It is evident which side is promoting hate. You and Mr. Duff keep up the fight.

    -- Posted by RMontana on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 8:54 PM
  • Thank you, RMontana, and we will.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 9:47 PM
  • Two "Latter Rain Movement" fundamentalist lay preachers down in central Alabama were every Wednesday afternoon fishing partners for 45 years.

    Naturally, they discussed matters of faith and hope and eternity, helping each other prepare the next Sunday's sermon.

    Luckily they agreed totally about segregation of the races, keeping Jim Crow laws in place and absolute divinely ordered white superiority.

    Over the years, they promised that whichever went first, he would attempt to get word back to the


    One Wednesday Brother Luke arrived at Brother Floyd's home to find a Black Wreath on the front door and the widow grieving her loss.

    As agreed, Luke delivered the funeral sermon for his old friend.

    Time passed, Luke heard nothing from Floyd's spirit, until one day, Luke passed on.

    Somewhat to his surprise, Luke found himself in Heaven, just strolling around when he spotted Floyd hurrying toward him.

    After happy greetings, Floyd asked, "Have you had your audience with God yet?"

    "Why yes, the day after St. Peter let me in."

    "Well what happened?," Floyd demanded to know.

    "Not much, God asked if I was surprised to find out that God is black."

    "Well, what did you say?," Floyd shouted.

    "What could I say. I just stayed kneeling there, looked up and said, 'No M'am'"!

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Mon, Nov 9, 2009, at 9:39 PM
  • Hank,

    What exactly is your point?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Fri, Nov 13, 2009, at 9:52 PM
  • Chunk ol' top,

    It is truly difficult to comprehend anyone following the Hate Obama rhetoric in these several blogs -- and not understanding the point.

    But, you do indeed prove there is an exception to every rule.

    To draw a map -- Most Caucasian followers of the Judeo-Christian faith have a strongly developed comprehension of a white, male God.

    Consider a devout, Southern Fundamentalist preacher who grew up in the days of Jim Crow, with everything segregated -- and as Sceptre so succinctly expressed it last midnight -- "All colored knowing and keeping their place, with my white foot squarely on their neck."

    That preacher arrives in Heaven and despite the reality of his racism discovers God is a Black Woman.

    Proving that having let him into Heaven, SHE HAS a sense of humor.

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Sat, Nov 14, 2009, at 5:05 PM
  • So how did these racists get into heaven? Would Jesus joke about this?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sat, Nov 14, 2009, at 11:30 PM
  • Chunky,

    While realizing humor is sadly lacking in the Neo-Con world, It was a joke.

    I first heard it at a combined state-wide clergy meeting about 25 years back.

    If you want to wax with philosophy -- Maybe God has come to accept since SHE created this multi-million-light-year-broad universe and allowed the various colors and races of humans to populate our little speck in space -- Fear of those different from us is a natural development and SHE must share this Responsibility.

    Someone up the line in this comment line of 250+ entries gave us the one glimmer of hope.

    Life's cycle means the young escape many of their elders' prejudices.


    We all have justifiable bias in some form.

    From hard-earned experience there are two religious groups I refuse to do business with, because I have discovered since 1941 -- They will expound their moral superiority, while eagerly lying, cheating and even stealing from anyone not of their faith.

    But the young people bring us hope.

    In California, the Swiss/Italian families controlled much of the more prosperous agriculture.

    Through the 1960s, many of the parents and grandparents could not say "Mexican" without prefacing it with "Dirty" and other slurs.

    But the young people of both groups, and others, were in Catholic Church classes and activities and public school together.

    As a result, following their hearts, minds and instincts, including hormonal urges -- dating, betrothals and marriages followed.

    A number of youngsters were disowned by adults from both groups of in-laws. Sometimes both sets of parents, sometimes one set of parents and the grandparents from the other direction.

    But as often happens with young Catholic couples, the bambinos arrived.

    Amazingly, when parents and grandparents discovered that holding their grandchildren meant embracing both of that child's parents -- Old prejudices died rather quickly.

    As well as speech habits.

    In an area where no "Dirty Mexican" rose beyond crew leader in the fields, there gradually developed middle managers and eventually top managers in the industrial agriculture.

    Then in the early '80s one major shipper/grower's corporate plane crashed into a mountainside.

    Among the five dead, a young American of Mexican descent -- High School athlete and honor student, university athlete and honor graduate and the youngest executive in that company.

    After the funeral mass, top executives of the firm, their wives and children, clung to that young man's family members with tears pouring from all eyes.

    Remarkably, of the five good and decent men who died in that crash, that young man's loss resonated the most dramatically.

    Sadly, on these blogs and comments, we continue to see subtly coded and not so subtle expressions of bigotry.

    Like it or not, when the previous president's forces stole the 2000 and 2004 elections, our world as we knew it ceased.

    The U.S. is now a hugely debtor nation.

    That borrowed wealth is gone through corrupt "insider" contractors, mis-managed wars and croneyism -- all without improving the nation.

    We are in EXTREME DEBT to the MUSLIM oil sheikdoms and to the former COMMUNIST Chinese.

    There was never a time for arrogance in dealing with any other nations -- Certainly not now to those where this nation is so deeply in debt.

    Just remember, all you Obama Bashers, all you Birthers -- The debts are purely a result of the incompetence of one Old Money, Old New England family of self-styled American aristocrats.

    The "Kenyan" and that "Hateful Michelle" did not get us into this mess.

    We owe this to the "Royal Bush Family."

    The President is in Beijing today working his very well-educated half-black posterior off for YOU and me, our children, grand-children and their descendants.

    Quit hoping for our President's failure, and pray that She will look kindly upon us and our president.

    Put America first and your personal hatreds out to pasture.

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Tue, Nov 17, 2009, at 9:11 AM
  • By the way Chunky, while not pretending to be a Bible Thumping, "Speaking in Tongues" or liturgical Christian -- I have studied a little Scripture.

    As I recall, Jesus frequently used stories with morals, PARABLES I believe they were called.

    And yes, it is probable, He had a sense of humor -- Just as does His Mother.

    She has to have a sense of humor -- after all She created humans, including NeoCons and Liberal Progressives.

    Be kind, we are all God's creatures.

    -- Posted by HerndonHank on Tue, Nov 17, 2009, at 9:16 AM
  • "Be kind, we are all God's creatures". Posted by HerndonHank on Tue, Nov 17, 2009, at 9:16 AM

    Practice what you preach, HYPOCRITE.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Fri, Nov 20, 2009, at 11:03 PM
  • The liberals hate Rush, because they fear him. Liberals fear truth. Examine the rantings of Hank and Guillermo. You can just sense the years of rage. The left hates Sarah Palin for the same reason, they fear her. What is so **** funny to watch is all these news commentators, acting so concerned for the right. If the Democrats really believed that Sarah Palin would hurt Republicans and Conservatives in the long run, they would leave her alone. They'd encourage us to embrace her, just like the media did with John McCain.

    -- Posted by RMontana on Sat, Nov 21, 2009, at 2:01 AM
  • Has anyone else noticed a trend here? Weak, insecure (LIBERAL) men are the ones fearing/hating Sarah Palin the most. You know the ones who favor the federal government equalizing every aspect of our lives to make if fair for everyone. Sarah Palin represents their worst fear, a woman who doesn't need them. And they cannot list anything Sarah has said or done that justifies the fear/hate, so they make things up.

    By the way, great posts by Sean McCloud and


    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sat, Nov 21, 2009, at 6:17 AM
  • Sean, care to explain Sarah Palin not being a Godly representative and where Fmr. President George W. Bush was better? George W. Bush's downfall began as he tried to partner up with the ungodly of this world, and he lost his support. Why would Sarah Palin lead the list of possible Presidential candidates, especially among the Evangelicals?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sat, Nov 21, 2009, at 4:43 PM
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    Your entire answer to Sean was an outright lie. (Are you naturally a hateful guy Fredd?) This kind of deliberate lying to defend your point of view is wrong. I encourage you to try and defend your point of view with something other than hate.

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Sun, Nov 22, 2009, at 8:21 AM
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    Sam - you cannot have an an intelligent discourse with a non-intellectual.

    As a common sense man, you know that the lefty talking points are too entrenched in maleable minds to make a dent.

    I applaud your continued efforts to do just that, however.

    fredd never talked about wanting Palin to run for 2012 until I mentioned it to him/her. Now he thinks it would be terrific...proof of someone who cannot arrive at these conclusions on their own.

    -- Posted by Mickel on Sun, Nov 22, 2009, at 11:58 AM
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