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  • just a conservative girl 1:34 PM on 05/01/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Can We Discuss All the Other People Who Were Wrong in the Sterling Scandal? 

    I will say at the offset that I don’t have a problem with what the NBA owners did.  Not because I think private speech should be punished or that racist speech is worse than other type of “hate” speech, but because I believe in the rule of law.  Part of that rule of law is contract law.  The NBA franchise agreement gives the owners the right to fine and suspend others with a simple majority vote.  When you sign that, you agree to the terms and conditions.  Mr. Sterling doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on to stop the suspension or the fine.

    But there is a great number of people who are being left out of this conversation.  We can start with former commissioner David Stern.  It isn’t like Mr. Sterling’s comments should come as any surprise.  He was fined one of the largest fines in the history of the country for discriminating against minorities in housing.  His racists views were well-known long before that phone call became public.  David Stern did nothing about it.  Neither did any of the other owners, well at least as far as we know.  There may have been talk behind closed doors, but publicly no one did anything.

    We then can move onto the Los Angeles Chapter of the NAACP.  To me they come out looking far worse in this than Sterling ever will.  It shouldn’t be overly surprising that a 80-year-old white man has racist tendencies.  It was a perfectly acceptable way to be and to think when he was growing up.  Yes, he should have “evolved” by now, but he is far from the only one from that generation that has not.  What I can’t possibly fathom is the fact that organization  was about to give him a “Lifetime Achievement” award knowing full well he has history of discriminating against minorities.  Apparently to the NAACP it matters none if you actually are racist if you write some big ol checks along the way.  Did the NAACP not know about his housing discrimination issues?  Or did they just want the money more?   Sterling is just a racist.  The NAACP Los Angeles chapter are a bunch of money-grubbing opportunists that will allow the people they are said to be protecting to be violated against as long as they get theirs.  They will close their eyes to the very serious offense of housing discrimination as long as they are getting paid to.  Which just further proves that the organization has long since outlived their usefulness and should disband.  How can they possibly be taken seriously after this?  Not that I took them seriously about this beforehand, but I hope that some people will open their eyes.  Especially when you consider they are still saying today, they are “willing to work with him” as long as he finances some things.  Another words, write them another check.

    Now we can move onto the Congressional Black Caucus.  They seriously want the government to get involved with the NBA and how they set up their franchising?  Really?  They pounced on this to keep themselves in the news and to prove to the few people in the country who think that they actually accomplish anything are doing something.   C’mon the very last thing any professional sports franchise needs is the government getting involved.  They are actually profitable.  That will turn around quickly if the feds get their grubby mitts involved.

    We then have dear ol’ Rev. Al who couldn’t wait to get his five minutes in front of the camera.  He is now calling for more diversity in the game of basketball.  I suppose close to three-quarters of the players being black isn’t good enough.  The NBA has more minority coaches and front office personnel than any other major sports in the country.  They have done the job of letting the free market decide who does and who does not have ownership as well as management positions all their own.  They don’t need any interference from others.

    I now that many people are upset that Sterling is being punished for a private conversation.  I agree that shouldn’t happen.  The problem is that we just can’t ignore the conversation now that it is out there.  That conversation shined a light on his other transgressions that were wildly well-known within basketball circles that no one bothered to do anything about.  Yes there is a great deal of faux outrage involved.  But the NBA is far better off without this man in their ranks.  They real shame of the whole thing is that they waited so long to do it.

    But I have to say the most ironic part of the entire story is this:

    Sterling was investigated, tried and convicted for housing violations by none other than that “racist” George W. Bush administration.  His AG office tried and fined him.  The NAACP of Los Angeles was going to give him a lifetime achievement award. You really can’t make this stuff up folks.

     

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    • A.Men 10:14 AM on 05/02/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Convict liberals for their racist remarks. One standard for ALL.

  • just a conservative girl 4:09 PM on 07/26/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    We Need Mitt Romney – NAACP Speech Ad – Video 

    It is a nice touch using this speech.  He was in a no win situation speaking to the NAACP.  He would be called all kinds of names if he declined the invite, and was not treated much better by many after his speech.  But this video shows that at least some in the audience listened to his message.  Many won’t realize that he did get a standing O when he finished his speech.

    Everyone in this country wants to see this country prosper again, that is a message that should resonate no matter who you are.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 5:22 PM on 07/26/2012 Permalink | Reply

      One of the several take-aways from this speech was made by some blacks; it was the same speech he gives to everyone / he treated those folks at this conference the same as he treats everyone else – with respect and knowing they have the same needs and abilities to lift themselves up on their own, IF the giverment would just get-out-of-the-way !

    • Don 4:12 AM on 07/27/2012 Permalink | Reply

      The 19 primary debates have served to harden Romney into a hardened politician, ready to fight. I think we are looking at a different Romney now than in the last election cycle.

      Trial by fire is a harsh way, but a good way to get a strong, hardened, sharp, effective weapon.

  • just a conservative girl 1:26 PM on 07/12/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Oh Yes He Did – VP Biden at NAACP 

    His speech was a disgrace.  He even went as far as to change up his speaking style and dialect.

    Here are just two of the lowlights:

    Huh?

    Then there is this little tidbit:

    What is that you learned Joe?  That Obama was clean and articulate?

    Sickening.

     

     
    • signpainterguy 1:52 PM on 07/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Startling difference between Romney`s speech and Biden`s; Romney spoke to the gathering in terms befitting intelligent adults. Biden pandered to the lowest common denominator.

      I`ve come to understand that those who scream “Uncle Tom” at conservative blacks are in fact the REAL Uncle Toms. They are the ones, without realizing it, who want to stay on the plantation !

      • just a conservative girl 2:26 PM on 07/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Uncle Tom didn’t want to stay on the plantation. We need to rid ourselves of the pop culture version of who Uncle Tom was and how he was portrayed. I did post on it. Read it then pass the information on. http://912member.blogspot.com/2010/05/uncle-tom-profile-in-conviction.html

        • signpainterguy 5:39 PM on 07/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

          Is it not so that the Tom in question “chose” to stay with the plantation owner and help him in his time of need, shortage of helpers, when Tom could have chosen to go his own way ?

          • just a conservative girl 6:32 PM on 07/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

            No. Tom was told he would be freed by his second owner St. Clare. He gets killed and his wife reneges on that promise saying she just needs some help for a short time. Which he believed. Then she sells him to the man who eventually kills him. Sadly, that happens right at the time his original owner’s family raised enough to get him back and then free him with his wife and children. But to say that he voluntarily stayed a slave is not accurate. What he did voluntarily do was not runaway when he had the chance.

            • signpainterguy 9:59 AM on 07/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

              “…he did voluntarily …. not run away …. ” THAT is the point that stuck in my mind.

              “NOT running when he had the option” is what today is morphed into “won`t leave the plantation”, which is unconscionable. Today, the left, and blacks, portray / see republicans as the slave owners and the dem party as the emancipators; the opposite of reality.

              It sounds like there was trickery and betrayal “to burn”, but Tom`s actions were honorable.

              • just a conservative girl 12:18 PM on 07/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

                I over simplified it, but it comes down to this Uncle Tom was not a race traitor like he is referred to today. Read the book. I think all conservatives should read it so they can fight the stereotype of it.

                • signpainterguy 4:38 PM on 07/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

                  I have it on my e-Reader; I need to re-read it. It`s been a LOOOOONG time since I read a condensed version !

                  I really think we are making the same point; it is the liberal dems who are keeping blacks and minorities oppressed (enslaved and on the plantation); it is the liberal blacks and minorities who “choose” to remain enslaved and on the plantation while the republicans are falsely accused of being the oppressive slave owners and conservative blacks are falsely accused of being traitors !

  • just a conservative girl 12:04 PM on 07/11/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Mitt Romney Edition Part 5 

    “I am running for president because I know that my policies and vision will help hundreds of millions of middle class Americans of all races, will lift people from poverty, and will help prevent people from becoming poor. My campaign is about helping the people who need help. The course the President has set has not done that – and will not do that. My course will.”

    Gov. Mitt Romney Speaking the NAACP Annual Convention today in Houston

    This is one of the first times he has given a clear and concise answer to why he wants to be president.  He also handled himself very well when he was booed I thought.

    Romney was in a no win situation, if he turned down the invite the media and the left would have hung him out to dry.  So he walked in with his head held high and tried to explain his purpose and his plans.  Most in this audience wouldn’t dream of voting for him, so it seems pointless to go.  But he did what he could and made his appeal.

    See full speech here:

     
    • signpainterguy 3:22 PM on 07/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Rush played some clips, made some points about the speech. Biden will be there tomorrow, but it appears Obama will NOT go. Blacks are hurting and he can`t convincingly blame any one else !

      Rush said Mitt got a standing O at the end, in spite of the “Boos” ! Interesting !

      It was pointed out that Mitt gave the same speech (style, at least) that he gives everywhere; didn`t pander.

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