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Comments

Other Tom

The conclusion of Mark Stey's wonderful column about this saga:

"Only in America: a team of champions who think they're victims, an old white fool who talks like a gangsta rapper and multi-millionaires grown rich on race-baiting who promote themselves as guardians of civility. Good thing there are no real problems to worry about."

hit and run

The Cascading Downward Cycle of Cynicism Continues.

Les Nessman

The 2006 Time Man of the Year is to blame for all of this?

How the mighty have fallen.

SunnyDay

As long as there is a market, someone will produce the crap. The coarsening of the culture has been promoted as freedom. What did they expect?

Those of us who object are railed against as suppressing freedom of speech - huh? The pendulum will swing the other way - at least, let's hope it does.

I can't even keep FNC on when my nieces and nephews are here to visit - everything has sexual imagery, perverse overtones, borderline language and even a few bleeps. The City of Virginia Beach has been tied in knots over the fact that they advertise themselves as a family vacation spot, but people walk down the street wearing obscenities on their tee shirts, using language that makes a longshoreman blush.

I can't control what they put out there, but I can keep it from coming into my house, and I can stay away from the places where it is accepted as normal behavior.

clarice

Thanks, TM. Reminds me of all that blather about changing the culture at colleges when everyone was blaming the Duke Lacrosse team. Everyone's responsible so no one is. Cool! I'll cast my eyes downward in shame and carry on. (Right Obama?)

In the meantime, nary a word about people like the Duke cabdriver who w/o a syndicated show did the right thing and suffered for it.Or this girl's parents who w/o a thought to themselves adopted this child and gave her a life full of hope and meaning.

hit and run

We Are All Don Imus. I am Don Imus.


Say it. Own it. Let the healing begin.

MikeS

Obama explains that we are all to blame...

I agree with Obama. I'd call it a malaise.

Lew Clark

I apologize too! Although I don't use rude, disgusting language, I have stood back while others hid behind the First Amendment to do so.
But no longer! I'm heading to my workshop to build some IED's and a suicide bomb vest. I'm going to take those people out!

Any suggestions on who first? Especially when I do the suicide bomb thing, because you only get one shot with those things.

clarice

Both Newsweek and the Baltimore Sun indicate this was an organized attack by Media Matters which lends some credence to the claims by Maid Marion that this was done to aid Hillary!, a frequent target of the I Man. In any event since he will surely go on to a bigger paying deal somewhere, if I am responsible for his conduct, I want my cut of the take.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18110453/site/newsweek/

Jane

Hey I thought I brought up the Hillary angle. That maid Marion, always handing me my hat!

Oh and I've changed my mind about the Britt, Fred thing Clarice. I am thinking untoward. Indeed!

Charlie (Colorado)

Well, I don't apologize for this.

We're talking about a team of adults, adults goddammit, old enough to serve in the military, to make a contract, to marry. Players in a nationally rated team in a sport rather notable for trash talking on the court, and also notable for the degree to ewhich emotional control translates to successful performance.

And now they're collapsing with an absolutely Victorian case of the vapors, saying their lives' accomplishments have been just ruined, because someone called them names. Once.

Wll, I say they should (a) grow up, and (b) learn to recognize when they're being used, cynically and professionally, by scam artists who will turn this into more monetary contributions for their "ministries" and "coalitions."

hit and run

Charlie:
they're being used, cynically and professionally, by scam artists who will turn this into more monetary contributions for their "ministries" and "coalitions."

Sharpton and Jackson:
Profiles in Courage Cozenage

clarice

Sorry, Jane. You know I'm old and senie-ish and I only remembered MM.

I am by the way working with my crack team of financial and corporate advisors-- PUK and Ballard --to provide those of you baddies with an opportunity to buy coarseness indulgences. Call someone a nasty name and we will sell you one--a contribution to real heroes and non-trash talkers.

hit and run

Obama:
And I hope this prompts some self-reflection on the part of all of us.


Barack Obama: The Audacity of Trope

clarice

You're on a roll this morning h & r--anticipating the return of Mrs H & R I take it.

Tom Maguire

The 2006 Time Man of the Year is to blame for all of this?

Good point - I need to shoulder the burdens of my position.

hit and run

Tom:
To Be Fair, the Senator is probably courting the Ineffectual Hand-Wringing Lib, not me

At the risk of offending the only important person on this blog, is "Inneffectual Handwringing" similar to the "The Email Is In The Mail (And Other Classic Lies)" thread?

Sans the word "Lib", of course.

Tom Maguire

Both Newsweek and the Baltimore Sun indicate this was an organized attack by Media Matters

The WSJ had an excellent piece detailing the ebb and flow.

Evidently Media Matters has an associate with a TiVo who monitors Imus - they caught his outrage (at 6:43 AM, roughly), posted a video clip, and bombarded reporters (most of whom yawned.)

But eventually it took off.

George Soros at work and play.

And now they're collapsing with an absolutely Victorian case of the vapors, saying their lives' accomplishments have been just ruined, because someone called them names. Once.

i tried that argument ta a dinner party last night, but...
the pushback was that it wasn't the comment that was so rtroubling, it was that the media was only asking about timus and not their march to the title game - the switch in focus from "What's it like to ne a near-champion" to "How does it feel to be called a nappy headed ho"? was troubling.

The pus-pushback would be, well, was it Don Imus' fault for saying it, or the medias fault for replaying it every five minutes or three days?

If the real offense is that everyone was distracted, how does one allocate blame?

That said, the loser of the women's NCAA hoops tournament doesn't normally use up much of their fifteen minutes, although who knows - Corzine probably would have invited him to the Capitol, for example.

Fire Imus because he is distracting the rest of them!

And the other push-pushback would be, if it was the loss of focus thta bothered them, why meet weiyt hImus and why is his apology so necessary? Why not meet with SportsCenter, or CNN, or Media Matters, who could just as well have blast-faxed video clips of the Rutgers semi-final win (to equal indifference).

Oh, I'm Mr. AnswerBack now! Too bad I was on the H&R program last night.

gmax

the Ineffectual Hand-Wringing Lib,

Is there another kind of Lib? Seriously.

hit and run

Clarice:
You're on a roll this morning h & r--anticipating the return of Mrs H & R I take it.

Thank you. Yes, her return is greatly anticipated.

You shoulda seen the roll I was on last night. Unfortunately, the thunderstorms knocked out my cable modem. It was a solo performance without an audience.

In fact, right now I am pilerfering wireless from some neighbor. Pretty weak connection, I'm getting knocked off every 10-15 minutes.

Oh well.

If this keeps up, I may be forced to start cleaning up the house before mrs hit and run gets home.

Cecil Turner

Both Newsweek and the Baltimore Sun indicate this was an organized attack . . .

Mebbe so, but they got some obvious help from Imus himself. As to the idea that we're all contributing factors . . . well, I feel a Confiteor coming on: Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. All this guilt is easier if we share. (But secretly, I blame George Washington.)

. . . they're being used, cynically and professionally, by scam artists . . .

Yes. If we're talking about getting people off the airwaves, shouldn't people like Al Sharpton come first? Talk about a ridiculous double-standard: Imus makes a few athletes feel bad . . . Sharpton incites murder. 'Splain to me the disparate treatment? (And the latter's moral high ground?)

. . . because you only get one shot with those things.

Heh. Yep, that's what you call a self-limiting exercise.

hit and run

Tom:
Too bad I was on the H&R program last night.


Yes, beer at the afternoon birthday party and bourbon at night is not a program for amateurs.

You were referring to my drinking program, no?

clarice

When is Media Matters going to target Ted Rall--or does one have to be on Hillary's list to get that treatment?
Appropos Steve Gilbert and I are stirring the pot on phony 501(c)(3)'s including CREW.Join the fun.
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/04/taxpayersubsidized_antiamerica.html>Your tax money at work

clarice

Off topic--President Fred :
'The National Journal asked its group of political insiders which potential candidates, if any, will emerge as a strong contender for president. The Democrats gave the following responses: Fred Thompson: 46% * Al Gore: 24% Newt Gingrich: 12% Michael Bloomberg: 11% Chuck Hagel: 8% None of the above: 29% On the Republican side: Fred Thompson: 43% Al Gore: 21% Newt Gingrich: 15% Michael Bloomberg: 11% Chuck Hagel: 4% None of the above: 35% *Insiders were allowed to vote for more than one person, so percentages add up to more than 100. "

http://politicalinsider.com/2007/04/thompson_considered_strongest.html


Brutus

That newsweek piece is unreal. Media Matters may have started the "viral" spread of the story, but does anyone really think that the backlash against Imus would have been so sustained or successful without Sharpton and Jesse Jackson doing their thing? Those sponsors didn't pull out until it became clear to them that they would be subjected to sustained attacks from Sharpton and Jackson, calls for boycotts of their products, etc. That's why the sponsors pulled out, and once that happened, Imus was done. How the Newsweek piece could ignore this dynamic is beyond belief.

Rick Ballard

Clarice,

Whilst I have yet to consult with my colleague, Mr Uk, I believe that the sale of indulgences rather than offsets may prove problematic. While sales of Greenfleece™©®(pat pend) carbon offset contracts are outpacing even our most optimistic projections (apparently the birthrate of potential customers has exceeded the 'one born every minute' rule of thumb for some time), a quick review reveals that there is already a rather vicious legal battle enjoined by Sharpton and Jackson over the Blackfleece trademark. While there are believable rumors circulating that Obama has filed an amicus brief in the matter, it is apparently sealed. Whitefleece was still available and appropriate steps have been taken to secure it.

Returning to the main issue - an indulgence is a grant of absolution regarding past behavior while an offset contract covers present and future behavior. Even at that, a coarseness offset would appear to have a very limited market appeal at the moment.

Marketing has suggested that the immediate profit potential for a product that specifically targets politicians would be enormous. Development of the Polfleece Stupidity Offset contract proceeds apace.

clarice

Ballard, Now I see why I pay you big bucks for your work. Great job!

Back to TM :
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/04/obama_blather_on_imus.html

topsecretk9

Sweetness link

In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina the Veterans For Peace [VFP] collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in Katrina Relief.

According to their own lawyers and internal emails less than a thousand dollars of the collected money was spent on Katrina victims.

This appears to be the norm (Ciny's Peace huse, th Bev lady and voting are a few)

hit and run

Tops, I may have unfairly singled (doubled?) out Sharpton and Jackson with the Profiles in Cozenage quip.

But it wasn't just me.

I think that all of us have become a little complicit in this kind of relaxed attitude....etc

topsecretk9

Good news is I have a new wireless router which allows me to go anywhere again - not so good for typing -- in bed with one hand

hit and run

Any chance you guys will be offering alcohol/hangover offsets?

clarice

TS Steve would appreciate help in collecting stuff about these groups..You might want to send him the links you dug up last night between Media Matters and CREW.

hit and run

topsecretk9:
not so good for typing -- in bed with one hand

Um.....I....well......

[VIMH: you gonna let it go without the punchline?]
Yes

[VIMH: A New Era of Personal Responsibility?]
No. I think the punchline delivers itself more effectively without being said outright.

clarice

Well, I wasn't going there......

topsecretk9

H&R
--[VIMH: A New Era of Personal Responsibility?]
No. I think the punchline delivers itself more effectively without being said outright.--

Boy, did I just set that up or what? What a ding bat I am - quite while I'm ahead...I crud. STOP.

topsecretk9

QUIT. I mean. and "Oh crud" not "I crud"


and that was with 2 hands!

hit and run

With Obama out of the picture as my personal lord and cyncism savior, I am exploring new options.

I'm thinking about exorcynicism, but not sure.

If it involves my head spinning all the way around, I'm out.

sylvia

Good. It's about time you did.

clarice

ell the right to babysit the rug rats --best way to fight back cynicism

sylvia

"i tried that argument ta a dinner party last night,"

Another one? Who knew that the life of a blogger was so conducive to having such a full dance card? Maybe it's all the scintilating comments from the posters that help.

Specter

sylvia,

Are you still mad at us? Don't be. As I have said several times, other than the Duke issue, I appreciate your take on things. I think you add a lot to all of the discussions.

JM Hanes

I've reflected, and I blame the Democrats. They've really screwed up the weather too.

postroad

my oh my. let's dump on a Democrat and ignore the issue. Let's find fault with someone not of our perspective. Obama did it all!
Look: Imus spat venom at a bunch of young college girls. At other times he did it to Jews, American Indians, gays, feminists, and oh yes: the disabled. But he always addressed specific people not, like rappers or comics, a generalized target.

Reality check: It is 50th anniverary for Jackie Robinosn, who nearly did ot get to play as a black in baseball (1947) b ecause the players said they might go on strike. In 1950 the American military "alloswed" blacks to integrate in the army! In WWII, to fight Hitler's racism, segregated outfits! and earlier? KKK, slavery etc.
So things are changing and maybe those who hold on to what was permissible will now find it is not perm issible. Would a law prof call a 2nd year black student a nappy haired ho?

Back off from Obama and ask where were you while this crap going on. Or are you just ok and perfect anbd a defender of those not as fortunate as you?

clarice

Thanks, but I'm too busy on my doctoral thesis comparing Ted Rall and Imus.

Rick Ballard

When Imus starts his new show perhaps he will spend a little quality time on the trial of Harold Ford's uncle. He seemed a bit miffed at Harold for his lack of backbone.

I noticed that the Linda Sanchez joined her sister in leaving the Latino caucus (a variation on "you can't fire me, I quit"). The Jefferson (Cold Cash) probe is coming to a head (oral argument on the office warrant on May 15). Is all the current garbage simply innoculation against prosecution of a number of Dem crooks?

clarice

Please, if the press doesn't get the cheat sheet from Media Matters how can they report on this stuff?

Specter

Huh? defender of those not as unfortunate as me? What are you talking about?

BTW - in answer to your question - Ward Churchill probably would. So there....

Specter

oops....I meant "as fortunate"

hit and run

JM Hanes:
I've reflected, and I blame the Democrats. They've really screwed up the weather too.

I hope there are no tornados where you are!

Cecil Turner

So things are changing and maybe those who hold on to what was permissible will now find it is not perm issible.

"Permissible"? Please. And excuse me if I suggest defenders of things like "Burn down the Jew store" are not morally qualified to impose their speech standards on others.

Would a law prof call a 2nd year black student a nappy haired ho?

Depends . . . is he sleeping with her? More importantly, why should I care?

Other Tom

Would the highly-fevered Postroad care to acknowledge that the great Jackie Robinson was a Republican? (Why do is think not...?)

Let's address some of the fool's questions, to the extent those questions are comprehensible:

(1) Where was I when "this crap" was going on?
--Well, the antecedent for "this crap" is decidedly ambiguous, but when Jackie Robinson broke in I was six years old and living in Alexandria, Virginia.

(2) Where was I when "the American military allowed blacks to integrate into the army?" At this point I was nine years old, living in Newport, RI, and avidly following the Korean War in the daily paper. And the "American military" neither allowed blacks to integrate, nor kept them out. In both cases the policies were those of the civilian leadership, whose primacy military men fight for.

(3) Would a law prof "call a 2nd year law student a nappy-haired ho?" I have no idea. Who is the law prof? Who is the student? Is the student, in fact, a nappy-haired ho? Would Snoop Dogg call her a nappy-haired ho? Would Chris Rock? Would the artist who got the award for the delightful ditty, "It's Tough on a Pimp Out Here?" If she were, in fact, a nappy-haired ho, would Postroad call her that? Would he be too intimidated by political correctness to do so? Is there even such a thing as a nappy-haired ho? If not, why has there been no objection to the use of the term until now?

(4) Can Postroad learn how to spell?

These are all very thorny issues...

Tom Maguire

Reality check: It is 50th anniverary for Jackie Robinosn, who nearly did ot get to play as a black in baseball (1947)

LOL. Maybe that would be "Alternative reality check", or "New math check".

let's dump on a Democrat and ignore the issue.

My goodness, will we be allowed to write nothing but "Imus is awful" for the next... well how long until something else is "the issue", anyway? I feel as if we have been covering this for ten years.

But I have finally moved on from Imus per se, since he has been condemned and sacked. My new issue is phony posturing by candidates posing as racial healers. Assuming that is OK with you, of course.

In related news, I was at Home Depot this morning buying some gardening supplies. I had no trouble finding the seed and fertilizer but I nearly caused an incident when I asked where I could find a hose.

Ba dump. I'll be here all week.

hit and run

Postroad:
But he always addressed specific people not, like rappers or comics, a generalized target.

Tom:
I will henceforth desist in referring to women as bitches

Not necessary Tom. Keep it to a genearalized target, and you're fine.

Specter

Not so sure about that H&R. What do you think Mrs. H&R would do if you said that to her? Mrs. Specter would have my neck....

hit and run

Specter, heh.

Yeah, but if I had a radio show, or a record contract, or a stage from which to tell jokes........maybe I could convince mrs hit and run she didn't want to know what I was saying?

clarice

Banging on the table***When are Jesse and Al going to have that come to Jesus moment with Ted Rall? And will Media Matters handle the press on that, too?

hit and run

When are Jesse and Al going to have that come to Jesus moment with Ted Rall?


Start a rumor that Rall has become a Republican....

clarice

I need someone like you by my side, h & r. Maybe the kids can work up some graphics for us.

hit and run

Maybe the kids can work up some graphics for us.


Well, if Rall is unashamed about the content of his cartoons, perhaps a 3 and 5 year old can put his drawing skills to shame.

clarice

I am positive they can, and it's about time you started monetizing them.

Jane

Thanks, but I'm too busy on my doctoral thesis comparing Ted Rall and Imus.

This comment, and all the ones following it, are why on a stormy Sunday afternoon, (when I am lamenting over whether or not the weather warrants me trying to bring inside my 100 lb precious glass sculpture which sits on my deck) I find it impossible to stay away from JOM.

Even when I'm not participarting, I am completely entertained.

Sara

From the Newsweek article that has been referenced upthread.

Now and then, Imus was called out as a bigot. He denied it. His show, he said, made fun of everyone. The accusations seemed only to embolden him. It was the reason many listeners tuned in. What was he going to say next?

In fact, unknown to Imus, one of his most loyal listeners in Washington, D.C., was watching, and taping, the show every day for just that reason: to make a record of everything Imus said. But 26-year-old Ryan Chiachiere wasn't a fan, and he wasn't tuning in to be entertained. Chiachiere is one of a handful of young activists who spend their days wading through hours of radio and cable shows for Media Matters for America, a liberal group whose sole purpose is rooting out and "correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media." Wired on coffee, Chiachiere was watching a recording of Imus's show when he noticed the "hos" remark.

It was a big hit at the group's morning meeting. The Rutgers players weren't well-fed journalists or posturing politicians, public figures who could fend for themselves. They were just a hardworking team of young women who had done nothing to draw his ire but play college basketball while being black. "They weren't involved in any barroom brawls. They weren't part of this conversation and they didn't ask for this," says Jeff Greenfield, now of CBS, a political analyst and longtime Imus guest who says he appreciated the "weird" mix of high and low. "It was a crude slur, and it was also cruel. That's what tipped this whole thing over."

The group posted a video clip of the exchange on its Web site and put it up on YouTube. It sent e-mails to journalists and civil-rights and women's groups.

The word, and the outrage, spread quickly. A week later, Imus was gone, banished from his multimillion-dollar television and radio show even before he had the chance to complete the all-too-familiar cycle of public penance that high-profile sinners are usually granted.

What I don't get is how does this benefit the ultimate goal of Media Matters to get their left-wing dems elected? Imus gave a forum and media exposure to more dems and more left wing media types than any other show on the air.

Imus is the only reason MSNBC had any ratings at all. Is this really all about Schumer? Is he that powerful these days?

I was already disturbed over this story being blown way out of proportion, but now to learn that this whole story is a "gotcha" by George Soros and Media Matters is more than disturbing, it is downright scary.

clarice

Thanks. It is addictive though. I'm waiting for someone to figure out how to implant JOM chips in my brain so when people are droning on about the usual drivel I can smile because my brain is elsewhere.

clarice

Sara, He just humiliated Schumer (and media matters alum people CREW along w' Schumer alums) and he has been a thorn in the CLinton's side. That's the only thing I can think of.

Elliott

OT--

There is a good discussion of the Wolfowitz/World Bank story over in the comments to Roger L. Simon's post on the matter.

Clarice and jdwill make appearances. Anyone interested in the story really should read the Richard Behar story on FoxNews.com that amuro316 mentioned.

clarice

The Fox story is the best because it includes the underlying documents. Let's kick some sand on the clean toga club!

Jane

Sara, He just humiliated Schumer (and media matters alum people CREW along w' Schumer alums) and he has been a thorn in the CLinton's side. That's the only thing I can think of.

Think Hillary. Imus has been systematically humiliating her since the correspondence dinner during Bill's administration. She refuses to appear, and remember Obama did appear and probably would have gone back. Much better to get Al and Jesse to get him off the air.

clarice

Off topic. Instapundit has a link to pictures found in the town of Chelm , a small Polishvillage near the Russian border. They were hidden in the walls during the Holocause and forgotten by the few family members who survived. It is just a few miles from the village my father's family lived in and where my dad was born.

(In Jewish folklore BTW it is the village of fools with lots of hilarious stories about the Chelmniks.)

clarice

HolocausT********

hit and run

Jane:
Even when I'm not participarting, I am completely entertained.

Well, I am certainly always entertained to hang at JOM -- but I can't be completely entertained unless you're participating!

SlimGuy

Off Topic

But perfect for a slow day to see how well the Coast Guard helps in dire situations

Found the link on Eaglespeak a milblog but linking directly to the video

Coast Guard rescues four from a boat that goes over a dam in Texas

Great job guys!

SlimGuy

The Coast Guard pulled four boaters, including two boys ages 5 and 7, from rushing waters of the Colorado River on Friday night in a dramatic rescue after the boat went over a 20-foot-high dam near Bay City.
***
Another man and boy were treated by emergency medical services personnel in Bay City, said Petty Officer Adam Eggers.

"It was a pretty hairy rescue, to say the least," Eggers said. "Our crew had to deal with the fact that the water was moving very fast, and there was so much of it. The four people were trapped in a cocoon of water, because it was moving over the back of the boat."

Jane

but I can't be completely entertained unless you're participating!

Awww. Well I thought for sanity sake I should try and spend a little less time here after the Libby conviction. And then the troll onset sort of kept me away last week. It was just too hard to wade thru. But things seem pretty much back to normal now.

hit and run

Well I thought for sanity sake I should try and spend a little less time here after the Libby conviction.

That thought crossed my mind as well, but then I realized....I've tried sanity and honestly it wasn't nearly as much fun as I'm having now.

clarice

HEH! Have you explained to the kids yet that cheetos and m &m's don't grow on trees. Thye can start competing with Rall which surely isn't a hard task for natural born artists.

clarice

OK maybe Ralls is hard for starters--try Toles, any kid their ages can do it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/opinion/ssi/images/Toles/s_04132007_290.gif>Toles

hit and run

SG - thanks for the Coast Guard clip.

My niece serves on the USCGC Jarvis.

The cutter may make an appearance on "Deadliest Catch"

HONOLULU - After more than three months patrolling the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, today the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis arrived back home in Honolulu. The Jarvis and crew returned from a successful Alaskan fisheries patrol that focused on maritime law enforcement and search and rescue. Crewmembers expressed a definite sense of accomplishment, having safely conducted 22 fisheries boardings, which were filmed by film crews collecting footage for the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch series.

Responding to an urgent request for assistance, the Jarvis's crew assisted the fishing vessel Zenith, when the latter was disabled and adrift 20 miles south of Saint George Island in the Bering Sea. The vessel, with 16 people on board, was drifting toward the remote island at about two knots (about 3 miles an hour). Working in 18-foot seas and 45-knot winds, the Jarvis's crew safely took the Zenith in tow when the vessel was only five miles from the shores of Saint George Island, preventing the fishing vessel from running aground. The Jarvis then towed the Zenith toward the port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, where the disabled vessel was turned over to a commercial tug.

Syl

Shoot, if someone called me a ho' or a bitch I'd be good with it.

I'M SICK AND TIRED OF THE OUTRAGE.

America? GROW UP!

TerryeL

I find it hard to believe the Democrats would want to take out Imus, the man hated Bush and Cheney and was always ragging on the war. He was no friend to conservatives.

It seems to me that some people are trying to stick up for him just because that old demagogue Al Sharpton gave him a hard time. But it was Imus who was stupid and insensitive enough to make the remarks in the first place and it was Imus who decided to talk to Sharpton. He has nobody but himself to blame for this.

And I heard about it on ESPN, I swear they had it on a loop. Mike and Mike in the Morning talked and talked about it too.

I do think the media beat it to death, just like they do everything else, but I don't think this part of a conspiracy to get Imus. Nope, he was the guy stupid enough to call the Rutgers basketball team nappy headed ho's. I think he should have been fired just for being idiot enough to screw up such a pud job. All he had to do was run his mouth. How hard can that be?

Is this the fault of us all? No, but then again I look at Eminem and Modanna and Anna Nicole Smith and I know that those gangsta rappers have not cornered the market on tacky.

Syl

Was it on Instapundit? Non-profits are BIG business these days---a trillion a year!

And I'd say that the majority of them are political and most of those are left-leaning.

Perhaps we should let socialism reign for a decade or two---it would bleed them dry.

Then we can go back to good old-fashioned capitalism again when we're all too poor to afford such luxuries.

:)


SlimGuy

H&R

Your welcome, I for one would not like to play bobbing cork for any length of time in 18 foot seas, but have been there and done that on occasion.

In fact one time I can remember being in a storm on an aircraft carrier (the Eisenhower) when we were in a storm doing 22 degree rolls, which really gets your attention on a bird farm because of the distance you travel on each roll.

What was crazy about all that is we were still doing flight ops!

Mean while below decks we were taking chair cushions and sliding across the compartments like a carnival ride.

Sara

Clarice: I think the story about the found and returned photos is wonderful. I did a blog post on it HERE

clarice

Thanks, Sara. You sure are cute in that pic.

Sara

Wow! Who would have thunk it? Video: Bill Maher rips Media Matters Sissies, huh?

sylvia

"sylvia, Are you still mad at us?"

No, but I am going to disappear for a while and maybe come back under a new id at some point. I am tired of someone, prob DougJ, sometimes subtle and sometimes overt stalking, as witnessed on the other thread yesterday, and the fact that most people are blind to his, (ie Slimguys and several others on here) tactics, which let's him cause even more trouble for me. So I am getting a new computer soon, which I was going to get anyway, and with it a IP, a new ID and email addy and let's see how long it will take for him to trace me again. See ya'all someday! And nice knowing you Doug. Hope you find someone else to stalk, as I'm sure you will.

PeterUK.

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PeterUK.

An interesting take on Imus,Ismus,Primus whoever

richard mcenroe

Just as a short list, things I will not let Barack Obama blame me for:

Don Imus
Pat Buchanan
Ann Coulter
The slaves my family never bought
Any rapper's lyrics, ever
Sanjaya.
Attica
Wounded Knee
The Capitulation of Cahuenga
Bill O'Reilly
Hillary Clinton
One term of Bill Clinton
Mitt Romney raiding wagon trains
John McCain raiding the Consitution
Diane Feinstein
Barbara Boxer
The other 25 cents on the man's dollar women think they should be earning
Bill Gates
Darryl Gates
The Lakers choking in the playoffs
The Dodgers choking in the playoffs
LA's Olympic bid

Feel free to add anything else you folks think appropriate.

Barry

Sylvia, you're weird.

Charlie (Colorado)

It was a solo performance without an audience.

Yeah, that's sort of the story of my love life.

Charlie (Colorado)

Whilst I have yet to consult with my colleague, Mr Uk,....

Is that pronounced "ook" or "uh-k"?

Charlie (Colorado)

...not so good for typing -- in bed with one hand.

See above.

Rick Ballard

I believe that the fine name 'Uk' is the Celtic/Angle antecedent for the Middle English word 'oak' and is pronounced as such.

It's a sad day when we lose the voice of a champion of puerility and ignorance - even if only for a short while.

Charlie (Colorado)

It's a sad day when we lose the voice of a champion of puerility and ignorance - even if only for a short while.

Um, Imus or Sylvia?

PeterUK.

Yew Kay,OK?

Pronounced "ook" or "uh-k" only in expletives.

Charlie (Colorado)

Yew Kay,OK?

Fawn thanks. Yew?

cathyf

Hey, Richard, I'll add the Trail of Tears.

(My great-great-great grandparents didn't go. They hid out in the mountains of N. Carolina, until they were killed, leaving their young daughter, my great-great grandmother, an orphan. My dad had an uncle who lived in Atlanta, and when we visited there we would all point to the gold-plated state capitol dome and make comments about repossessing our gold.)

Rick Ballard

Peter,

Now you've done it. Don't tell them of the quatenary pronunciation involving 'u' as in "Gloucester" and 'k' as in "knock".

PeterUK.

Kwate will thenk yow.

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