October 16, 2009
Rush Limbaugh Responds in Detail
Here is audio from today of Rush Limbaugh revealing details of his involvement in a group attempting to buy the St. Louis Rams. Rush said he was approached to be a part of the group, and that he asked Dave Checketts if he understood the "firestorm" that would result from his involvement. Rush said Checketts told him he did, and that he had cleared this with the "highest levels of the NFL."
Rush says this has happened to him because he is a conservative, and that it reflects the fact the NFL is following the lead of "Obama's America."
Ken Hutcherson a long time frieind of Rush. He is a former Seattle Sea hawks player and he and Rush talk on the phone on his show on Friday's about the football for the weekend. He is is for Rush and said he "is so mad he could chew nails."
George Soros part of Checketts group in St. Louis RAMS bid: Limbaugh
Maybe Dave Checketts really doesn't want to buy the St. Louis Rams.
Why else would he have included both Rush Limbaugh and, reportedly, George Soros in the group cobbling together the money to make the purchase?
If, after all, Limbaugh is not eligible to become part owner of a team due to polarizing and divisive comments, Soros' comparison of the Bush administration to the Nazi regime arguably merits that same outcome.
But, per Bloomberg.com, Soros is part of the Checketts group, too.
Bottom line? Checketts should have done more homework before piecing together his investment group. All he needed to do was call the league office or maybe a few owners to get a feel for whether this kind of thing would fly.
With Limbaugh now out, it's likely only a matter of time before Soros will have to go as well. Even if the reaction to Soros' involvement isn't as sharp and immediate, it only takes nine of 32 "no" votes from the full league ownership to kill the deal -- and there probably are at least nine Republican owners who believe that, if Limbaugh isn't fit to own part of a team, Soros isn't, either.
NFL Commish Roger Goodell said that Rush Limbaugh and his “divisive comments” have no place in the NFL.
What does have a place in the NFL? Here’s a short list of players who were active after being convicted of felonies — I added Michael Vick to a list I found here:
– Michael Vick: felony dogfighting charges
– Leonard Little: vehicular manslaughter/DUI
– Michael Irvin: felony drug possession
– Ray Lewis: obstruction of justice in a murder
– Plaxico Burress: felony weapon possession (in jail but not yet banned for life from the NFL)
– Pacman Jones: technically a felon since he pled guilty to obstruction of an officer case in GA
And what has Limbaugh done? Said some words that some people disagree with — and in some cases he hasn’t said them at all because the quotes have been made up.
As for owners, former wide receiver Tim Brown once accused Al Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, of being a racist. What’s Al still doing in the NFL, Rog? Isn’t the mere accusation enough? It’s certainly enough to exclude Limbaugh from your little club.
What a joke the NFL is making of itself. Fortunately, I’m a Lions fan, so I’m all too used to jokes.
Update: How’s this for timing — Fergie (Stacy Ferguson), a singer with the Black Eyed Peas, has been approved by the NFL to be a part-owner of the Miami Dolphins.
Here’s part of the lyrics for a BEP song called “Head Bobs” (this was released before Fergie joined the band):
I’m hard to handle like bikes with no bars
We excite stores that got dykes leaving doors
Unlock the heated ’cause they know when I sex well
Left them breathless now they’re waiting to exhale
Waiting to exhale with some competition
So come in and test well
The next one gets hung and chip of a chisel
I’m making chicks’ nipples sizzle
There’s no question to the way I rip the riddle
I’m awesome, I bring on monsoon when I bloom and blossom
And run over niggas like opossums
But since that was recorded pre-Fergie (though clearly that sort of thing didn’t turn her off enough not to join the group), let’s look at some post-Fergie BEP work just to be fair. Here’s one called “Pump It”:
Ha ha ha
Ha ha ha
And pump it (louder) [4x]
Turn up the radio
Blast your stereo
Niggas wanna hate on us (who)
Niggas be envious (who)
And I know why they hatin’ on us (why)
Cause that’s so fabulous (what)
I’ma be real on us (c’mon)
Nobody got nuttin’ on us (no)
Girls be all on us, from London back down to the US (s, s)
This Isn't About Rush
by David Limbaugh ( this is Rush's brother )
There will be no voluntary mea culpas from Rush's race slanderers despite the irrefutable fact that they spread poisonous and damaging lies with actual malice. To the left, Rush is the most prominent face of conservatism and the most influential opponent of President Barack Obama's destructive agenda and so must be stopped -- irrespective of the despicable means employed.
The left systematically destroyed President George W. Bush with the most egregious lies, repeated to the point that people who knew better even began to believe them. The formerly respected CBS News anchor Dan Rather was so convinced by his liberal bias that Bush was evil that he refused to apologize for slandering him with a story later proved to be manufactured -- and that's giving Rather the benefit of the doubt that he was unaware the story was fabricated from the get-go. To Rather, it didn't matter because he was convinced Bush possessed the character of someone who would have engaged in the acts of which he was falsely accused.
And what was it about Bush that led Rather to the conclusion that he possessed such low character? In Rather's eyes -- though many conservatives would strongly dispute this -- he was a conservative and conservatives are evil.
The parallel with Rush's leftist slanderers is striking. It's one of the first things that occurred to me as I heard their sniveling responses, one by one refusing to utter a syllable of apology and instead using the occasion of being caught red-handed in malicious lies as a further opportunity to reiterate their libel.
"How dare you suggest that we have done anything wrong in attributing statements to Rush he never uttered? Even if he didn't say those words, you know he was thinking them or something much worse."
If any of you are sufficiently naive to believe this NFL incident is merely about Rush, you have a rude awakening in store. The left is on the march -- the march to isolate, stigmatize, demonize, discredit and ultimately silence those who stand in their way. If you haven't read up on the plans of Obama's Federal Communications Commission czar to shut down talk radio or if you aren't following the tyrannical workings of the administration in trying to cram down unpopular legislation without a shred of transparency, then you'll eventually witness the lengths to which these people will go -- as illustrated here.
At the risk of sounding trite, we are at a crossroads in this country, and the left is proving each day how ruthlessly unprincipled it will be in advancing its goal of fundamentally changing this nation.
I pray and honestly trust that conservatives will be emboldened, not cowered, by this nasty, sordid turn of events.
by Mark Steyn
For some reason, Rush Limbaugh's mooted purchase of a sports franchise has prompted CNN and others to distribute far and wide what appear to be entirely fabricated racist quotes by Rush. As Tim Blair points out:
Bizarrely, nobody running these career-killing “quotes” seems to question why they weren’t of previous interest.
Just so. What's the theory here? He said these things on the air in 2006 and nobody noticed? 2001? Maybe 1995, back when Clinton was blaming him for Oklahoma City? Hey, let's not get hung up on details. Just because nobody can find any evidence anywhere of Rush saying these "quotes" doesn't mean he didn't say 'em. As someone called Jason Whitlock says:
Limbaugh doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt on racial matters.
Why not? He does his show every day with an off-mike black sidekick yakking in his ear (Mr. Snerdley) and he has a black guest-host (the great Walter Williams). More to the point, when I began guest-hosting for Rush, I was amazed to discover that George Soros pays a team of stenographers, many of them called Zachary, to work their tippy-tappy fingers to the bone for three hours transcribing everything Rush or his fill-ins say in the hope that their efforts will one day be rewarded and he will deliver the big career-detonating soundbite. Among the afficionados of this service are, as I discovered recently, America's "newspaper of record," which faithfully follows the George Soros typing pool and dutifully plasters any potentially damaging bon mot on page one.
And, aside from all that, 20 million people are out there listening.
So where are these racist soundbites? Where's the audio? Where's the transcript? Name the year. Heigh-ho, say CNN's Rick Sanchez and the rest of the basement-ratings crowd. Not our problem: It's for Limbaugh to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he's never said it. We're too busy fact-checking anti-Obama jokes to fact-check our own reporting.
John Gibson Defends Rush Limbaugh on his Radio Program - I MISS John Gibson, he is only on his radio show now and TV,. AWESOME !!
Wild Thing's comment.........
Soros????? You have absolutely got to be friggin' kidding me. Can't he stay out of anything??? GRRRR
Rush said it too, this is about all of us that are Conservatives. Attacks like this are meant to silence, they tried it with Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and others.
....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
Posted by Wild Thing at October 16, 2009 06:49 AM
Why is it that 14% of the population (blacks) can dictate everything that takes place in this country. Well it's bullshit! These jerkwads need to be rounded up, placed in handcuffs, thrown in the hole of tramp freighters and shipped back to africa, the shithole continent they so idolize. Teher they can actually refer to themselves as african africans and for once be telling the truth. And yes, Blowbama can be the dicktater of Kenya.
Posted by: cuchieddie(former Army Infantry) at October 16, 2009 09:19 AM
If Morris Dees can sue the KKK members for discrimination Rush should be able to sue NAACP members for the very same discrimination.
Limbaugh's civil rights have been violated, he has been summarily and publicly barred from participating in a legal transaction for purely racial reasons.
Go for it Rush!!!
Posted by: Jack at October 16, 2009 10:08 AM
I was listening to Mark Levin, and he had a tape of Roman Oben, former player, who said this was all about getting even with Limbaugh for his treatment of obama. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Emanuel or some other nitwit called the NFL to get its goon squads out and go after Rush.
It sounds like what SEIU did to the AIG executives when obama sent them up there. How did these goons get the AIG home addresses.?
This is all politics obama style. It is time to strike back.
Posted by: Mark at October 16, 2009 11:55 AM
Funny how representative government doesn't represent the people, only the factions that get more than they ever give, represented by those who are self serving. The thought crossed my mind about the similarity of conservative Rush Limbaugh's public ostracism and that of the "Crystal Night" of 9-10 November 1938, it's pay for play and if you didn't pay homage to the anointed one then like Limbaugh your livelihood is in jeopardy. We can't rely on our representative leaders to act, that leaves only us. Now do we act as they did in Honduras or do we wait until we succumb to apathy? I don't see anyone in either house rising to the level of the Honduran legislature and acting in accordance to the Constitution. Take a lesson from all dictators, they kill off any and all opposition. Personally I'd be buying Ammo, stockpiling staples like food and preparing for what surely must come.
Posted by: Jack at October 16, 2009 03:21 PM
cuchieddie, I agree I am sick
of the smallest group dictating
for the rest of us.
Jack thanks for the link for Dees.
Mark, and thank you that about the
Mark Levin show.
Posted by: Wild Thing at October 16, 2009 11:59 PM
I thought the number one minority population is the Hispanics and not the blacks / african americans? Am I misinformed? Hmmmmm !
Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at October 17, 2009 11:24 AM