April 29, 2014

Why Was the LA Chapter of the NAACP Set to Give Donald Sterling His Second NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award?
— Ace

In case you haven't read, Sterling has had a bad reputation on matters of race for a long time -- some of it court-documented, actually.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's interesting piece notes some of this, but there's been a welter of reporting on it in the past week.

2006: U.S. Dept. of Justice sued Sterling for housing discrimination. Allegedly, he said, “Black tenants smell and attract vermin.”

2009: He reportedly paid $2.73 million in a Justice Dept. suit alleging he discriminated against blacks, Hispanics, and families with children in his rentals. (He also had to pay an additional nearly $5 million in attorneys fees and costs due to his counsel’s “sometimes outrageous conduct.”)

2009: Clippers executive (and one of the greatest NBA players in history) sued for employment discrimination based on age and race.

By the way, Abdul-Jabbar starts his piece with this:

Moral outrage is exhausting. And dangerous. The whole country has gotten a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome from the newest popular sport of Extreme Finger Wagging. Not to mention the neck strain from Olympic tryouts for Morally Superior Head Shaking.

But the point is, Sterling has long been the kind of guy the NAACP should be protesting, not giving two lifetime achievement awards to, for God's sake.

So what the hell gives?

I wonder if this had anything to do with anything.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) accepted multiple grants over a period of several years from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, and publicly defended Sterling even after some in the African-American community complained about his alleged racism.

...

NAACP’s LA chapter was financially supported by Sterling’s foundation, records reveal. Jenkins, representing the NAACP, received a grant from Sterling’s foundation at the 2013 Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation Gala just four months ago..

Jenkins also accepted a grant from Sterling’s foundation in 2010 at Sterling’s foundation’s charity summit at the Sterling World Plaza. The Los Angeles NAACP was listed as one of the 25 charities supported by Sterling in promotional material for the event.

...

The LA NAACP went ahead with giving him awards despite the nasty racial stuff alleged against Sterling. At the time, Jenkins explained:


“We can’t speak to the allegations, but what we do know is that for the most part [Sterling] has been very, very kind to the minority youth community,” Jenkins said in May 2009. “Over the last ten years or so, 1000 to 2000 at risk youth have been able to come to live Clippers games, those who have never seen a pro basketball game before,” Jenkins said.

It is incredible to me that the guy gives out 100-200 free tickets over the course of a season (and of course there are that many unsold tickets) for ten years and Jenkins cites this as a compelling reason to honor the guy, despite reports of racism.

The exact thing the organization supposedly stands against.

I get it, I get why: Because, of course, Sterling had compromised himself on numerous occasions, which of course then gives the NAACP a way to wheedle money out of him for itself and for causes it approves of, and Sterling is himself interested in buying some latitude from the NAACP.

So both parties enter a mutually beneficial transaction: The NAACP gets money, which it needs, and Sterling gets a pass, and maybe even two Lifetime Achievement awards, which he needs.

But while I understand it, I also understand it's a very shady transaction, and it sure the hell makes the NAACP seem less than principled.


Posted by: Ace at 01:11 PM | Comments (239)
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1

Why? ....Money, that's why.

 

Posted by: wheatie at April 29, 2014 01:12 PM (emg5o)

2 He was giving them a lot of Money.

Posted by: wheatie at April 29, 2014 01:12 PM (emg5o)

3 You made me look up "welter".

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2014 01:13 PM (XeVA7)

4 In other words...sort of a Shakedown.

Posted by: wheatie at April 29, 2014 01:13 PM (emg5o)

5 I'd laugh like Hell if Sterling simply took his ball [club] and went home.

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at April 29, 2014 01:13 PM (UYiBe)

6 Common Core is so backward. Check out www.khanacademy.com. It is free and they will learn you some amazing shit. I am taking their Art History program. This is how all education at all grades should be done. Get rid of the in-classroom teacher and put motivational coaches in the classroom instead with all the educational material on-line.

Posted by: scofflawx at April 29, 2014 01:14 PM (y9ZJX)

7 Oops. Common core was the last thread. But my point still stands.

Posted by: scofflawx at April 29, 2014 01:15 PM (y9ZJX)

8 And he's buyinggggg .... a Stairway.... to Heaven....

Posted by: HIts of the 70s! at April 29, 2014 01:16 PM (84gbM)

9 and it sure the hell makes the NAACP seem less than principled Just now?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 29, 2014 01:16 PM (d0Dmj)

10 Money talks. Always does.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 01:17 PM (mx5oN)

11 The real thing that sticks in my craw about this situation? That some dishonest people can set up an apparent jerk to take away his property, and they'll do this by unleashing the ugly mob to demand it-- and they expect me to be part of the mob.

Posted by: --- at April 29, 2014 01:17 PM (MMC8r)

12 ace, not to nit pick, but you spelled indulgences wrong.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at April 29, 2014 01:18 PM (dMSj2)

13 "White man's greed runs a world in need." Or something.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:18 PM (0HooB)

14

"I also understand it's a very shady transaction..."

 

Well, race hustling is a very shady business, but a critical one in filling the coffers of the Democrat Party.  That's why the race problem isn't going away anytime soon - too many slimeballs profit from it.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 29, 2014 01:19 PM (LvQK2)

15 Bill Simmons calls players past their prime but getting overpaid based on past performance 'Keep cashing dem checks' guys.  I think it obvious the NAACP long ago entered 'Keep cashing dem checks' territory, and this is just the most egregious example.

Posted by: Joe at April 29, 2014 01:19 PM (QFnhZ)

16 Someone asked about Pamela Smart, the teacher who had her husband killed over 20 years ago, on the last thread. This photo is from 2010 I think: http://tinyurl.com/jwzq7gc

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 29, 2014 01:19 PM (oFCZn)

17 ace, not to nit pick, but you spelled indulgences wrong. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at April 29, 2014 06:18 PM (dMSj2) And you're not even Catholic!

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:19 PM (yz6yg)

18 In other words...sort of a Shakedown. Posted by: wheatie at April 29, 2014 06:13 PM (emg5o) You'd think people would stop falling for the 3 card monty, but, nope.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:20 PM (x3YFz)

19 Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 29, 2014 06:19 PM (yz6yg) It's a useful word in Alextopia I'm told.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2014 01:20 PM (HDwDg)

20 Kareem really impressed me with this column.  He may be a moron and not know it.

Posted by: pep at April 29, 2014 01:20 PM (4nR9/)

21 And you're not even Catholic! Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 29, 2014 06:19 PM (yz6yg) Am smrt. Watch me walk into this wall!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at April 29, 2014 01:21 PM (dMSj2)

22 "and it sure the hell makes the NAACP seem less than principled" ---- Race hustling poverty pimps is who they are and what they do. Principles? Surely you jest!

Posted by: Jay in PA at April 29, 2014 01:21 PM (7T0u2)

23 A more recent pic of Pamela Smart from her website: http://tinyurl.com/n2kxx4h

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 29, 2014 01:21 PM (oFCZn)

24 Remember the old Budweiser commercial for that shitty Bud Dry? Why Ask Why Bud Dry. Why ask why? It's All Bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 01:22 PM (8UCj3)

25 Is that the guy that used to be Lew Alcindor?

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2014 01:22 PM (oMKp3)

26 Kareem really impressed me with this column. He may be a moron and not know it. Posted by: pep at April 29, 2014 06:20 PM (4nR9/) I say we send him an ewok doll and a bottle of val-u-rite and see what happens.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:22 PM (x3YFz)

27 On The Five yesterday, Dickel said something about how much he'd done for the black community in the last few years and Dana Perino pointed out that it was a Lifetime Achievement Award, not Most Improved.  Good point, I think.

Posted by: huerfano at April 29, 2014 01:22 PM (bAGA/)

28 Indulgences heah! Getcha indulgences heah!

Posted by: Johann Tetzel at April 29, 2014 01:22 PM (mx5oN)

29 Well, the modern day news business is pretty shady too.

Posted by: Pointless in Paduka at April 29, 2014 01:22 PM (IWIh6)

30 It's a useful word in Alextopia I'm told. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 29, 2014 06:20 PM (HDwDg) As in, "Watch me indulge in some motorboatin'!"

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:22 PM (yz6yg)

31 the naacp sold their fellow blacks out just like stephen did in django unchained except the naacp did it for $ plain and simple gee its almost like thats what theyre all about or something...

Posted by: sound awake at April 29, 2014 01:22 PM (pk/NG)

32 It's Pam Smart? Oh. That's right, the actress' name is Amy Smart, she was just on Justified.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 01:23 PM (8UCj3)

33 Is that the guy that used to be Lew Alcindor? Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2014 06:22 PM (oMKp3) No, it's Roger Murdock. Pilot.

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:23 PM (yz6yg)

34 Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 29, 2014 06:22 PM (yz6yg) Well that too. But I was talking about the avoidance or raptors.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2014 01:23 PM (HDwDg)

35 28 Indulgences heah! Getcha indulgences heah! Posted by: Johann Tetzel

Nice.

Posted by: pep at April 29, 2014 01:24 PM (4nR9/)

36 Motorboat the entire Tampa Bay Bucs cheerleading squad, covered in cream sauce while Alex films it. Go big or go home.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:24 PM (x3YFz)

37

I wonder if the NAACP will return the bribe award money paid by Sterling to the NAACP for the NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award?

 

 

And how much does a NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award cost? 

Posted by: rd at April 29, 2014 01:24 PM (N7QgG)

38 So the NAACP gives him two "get out of racial jail free" cards, but are silent on this: http://tinyurl.com/lquawfs Of course, to be fair, so is everyone else.

Posted by: Lauren at April 29, 2014 01:25 PM (hFL/3)

39 Motorboat the entire Tampa Bay Bucs cheerleading squad, covered in cream sauce while Alex films it. Go big or go home. Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 06:24 PM (x3YFz) Do they not have the BEST cheerleading squad, BAR NONE, in the NFL? Almost makes me want to cheer for a losing team. Almost.

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:25 PM (yz6yg)

40 the hell i DONT... YOU tell your old man to drag walton and lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes...

Posted by: sound awake at April 29, 2014 01:25 PM (pk/NG)

41 Kareem really impressed me with this column. He may be a moron and not know it. Posted by: pep at April 29, 2014 06:20 PM (4nR9/) I doubt that but he strikes me much as Roger L. Simon as someone who really believes in all the equality and justice stuff and is horrified to see what The Movement has become.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at April 29, 2014 01:26 PM (dMSj2)

42 ... and it sure the hell makes the NAACP seem less than principled. Posted by: Ace at 06:11 PM ------ Breaking News. Water is wet. Film at eleven. (Just busting your chops, Ace. If you weren't writing about this, I would know next to nothing about it)

Posted by: shredded chi at April 29, 2014 01:26 PM (Ko5ul)

43

18...You'd think people would stop falling for the 3 card monty, but, nope.

 

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 06:20 PM (x3YFz) 

 

-----------

 

Just think how many new suckers the Common Core system will produce.

 

The Shakedown Artists will have a great time.

Posted by: wheatie at April 29, 2014 01:26 PM (emg5o)

44 6 Common Core is so backward. Check out www.khanacademy.com.
Posted by: scofflawx at April 29, 2014 06:14 PM (y9ZJX)

Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2014 01:26 PM (XeVA7)

45 >>>And how much does a NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award cost? ------------ Depends. How sinful have you been, my son?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2014 01:26 PM (RjEEc)

46 "The whole country" Kareem? Nah, just a small, noisy minority...with an aiding and abedding industrial media complex. What we have are about a dozen 'trouble makers' who rouse the rabble for a living.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 01:27 PM (8UCj3)

47 Do they not have the BEST cheerleading squad, BAR NONE, in the NFL? Almost makes me want to cheer for a losing team. Almost. Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 29, 2014 06:25 PM (yz6yg) Indeed. The wrists of an entire generation of American boys have been strengthened due to no single other group.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:27 PM (x3YFz)

48 " and it sure the hell makes the NAACP seem less than principled." REALLY?!?!?! I didn't think that was possible...

Posted by: Brad at April 29, 2014 01:27 PM (D2RiJ)

49 Motorboat the entire Tampa Bay Bucs cheerleading squad, covered in cream sauce while Alex films it. My middle name is Evinrude.

Posted by: EC at April 29, 2014 01:27 PM (doBIb)

50 I doubt that but he strikes me much as Roger L. Simon as someone who really believes in all the equality and justice stuff and is horrified to see what The Movement has become. Sadly, a lot of the people who saw this coming were dismissed as cranks when we could have quashed it.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 29, 2014 01:27 PM (WEuad)

51 Depends. How sinful have you been, my son? Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2014 06:26 PM (RjEEc) “And that is called paying the Dane-geld; But we’ve proved it again and again, That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld You never get rid of the Dane …”

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:28 PM (yz6yg)

52 Just think how many new suckers the Common Core system will produce. The Shakedown Artists will have a great time. Posted by: wheatie at April 29, 2014 06:26 PM (emg5o) Planning has already begun.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:28 PM (x3YFz)

53 “We can’t speak to the allegations, but what we do know is that for the most part [Sterling] has been very, very kind to the minority youth community,” Jenkins said in May 2009. We put the 'black' in 'blackmail.'

Posted by: NAACP at April 29, 2014 01:28 PM (MMC8r)

54 So the LA NAACP shakes down businesses just like Al Sharpton and any other community organizer. I'm sure they were more than pleased when Sterling transgressed. Is whitewashing racist?

Posted by: no good deed at April 29, 2014 01:29 PM (ILBCY)

55 Why Was the LA Chapter of the NAACP Set to Give Donald Sterling His Second NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award? He certainly looks like he's lived two lifetimes...

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at April 29, 2014 01:29 PM (vd7A8)

56 NAACP? What the hell does that acronym mean? Some organization for the advancement of colored people? Colored people.

Posted by: Cliven Bundy [/i] at April 29, 2014 01:29 PM (oGrEy)

57 Is whitewashing racist? Posted by: no good deed at April 29, 2014 06:29 PM (ILBCY) blackwashing.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:30 PM (x3YFz)

58 Kareem `Abdu'l-Jabbâr (transl. "Slave of the Great Master")'s article is schizophrenic. Is the problem Sterling's racism? or is the problem that he didn't get called on it beforehand? or is the problem that he had his privacy violated? For that, I just skipped to the end. Here's the moral: "Instead of being content to punish Sterling and go back to sleep, we need to be inspired to vigilantly seek out, expose, and eliminate racism at its first signs." Oh? So we "need to" live in a constant lookout for badthink by whites? (Because that's the real target here.) Tell you what, Abdul-Jabbar. How about I keep thinking whatever it is I think, and consult you when I need guidance on the game.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 01:30 PM (30eLQ)

59 54 So the LA NAACP shakes down businesses just like Al Sharpton and any other community organizer. I'm sure they were more than pleased when Sterling transgressed. Is whitewashing racist? How stupid is the NAACP et al? They've just lost their cash cow. Sterling was glad to pay up and now that he's gone, no one is left to write more checks.

Posted by: EC at April 29, 2014 01:30 PM (doBIb)

60 Indulgences to the Holy Church of the Perpetually Aggrieved 


Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i][/b] at April 29, 2014 01:30 PM (ujux6)

61 NAACP? What the hell does that acronym mean? Some organization for the advancement of colored people? Colored people. Posted by: Cliven Bundy at April 29, 2014 06:29 PM (oGrEy) Every time someone verbalizes the whole acronym, I envision a kids coloring book of people scrabbled in with crayolas of various colors.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:31 PM (x3YFz)

62 The NAACP less than principled? The hell you say

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 01:31 PM (t3UFN)

63 Here's what I see coming: Movements of people who think indoctrinating children into a religion is wrong and want the state to stop it. There will be calls to secularize childhood overtly under the guise of protecting the child's 'freedom.' Before you say it won't happen, they said the same thing about arresting photographers and forcing bakers to do gay weddings. It's coming.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 29, 2014 01:32 PM (OCBPC)

64 Almost makes me want to cheer for a losing team.

Almost.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 29, 2014 06:25 PM (yz6yg)

Boston Red Sox.

12-14 .462

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2014 01:32 PM (QFxY5)

65 He was just teasing. No biggie.

Posted by: Speaker for Strife John Boehner at April 29, 2014 01:32 PM (1Y+hH)

66 I put it this way: How is it that a man with several court cases pending that accuse him of outright racial discrimination gets not one but two lifetime achievement awards from the NAACP? Because even they don't believe in claims of racial discrimination anymore.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 29, 2014 01:32 PM (T0NGe)

67 The NAACP is a tax free organization because ya know they make any political statements or endorsements?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 01:33 PM (t3UFN)

68

The Church used to sell 'indulgences'.

 

Organizations do the same thing with selling 'awards'.

 

The Government does this with...'Waivers'.

 

It's almost...what is the word? ...Oh, I know...Diabolical.

 

It's almost Diabolical, when a government makes Laws that are so heinous, so horrible, that people will beg for 'waivers' and pay dearly to be exempted from said Laws.

 

The Cap and Trade law is basically a system of waivers, btw.

And then there is BarkyCare.

 

 

Posted by: wheatie at April 29, 2014 01:33 PM (emg5o)

69 Boston Red Sox. 12-14 .462 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2014 06:32 PM (QFxY5) I seem to recall at this point last year the Yankees had exactly the same record. I also notice that you fail to notice.

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:33 PM (yz6yg)

70

"it sure the hell makes the NAACP seem less than principled."

*********************     

LOL.  OMG, Ace.  You thought the NAACP was a principled organization?  Hahahahahaha.  What rock have you been living under?  Seriously, do come join us in the real world once in a while.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 29, 2014 01:34 PM (YlsjN)

71 The liberal paradise is a state which outlaws air and issues waivers to people to breathe.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 29, 2014 01:34 PM (OCBPC)

72 Speaking of motorboating. http://youtu.be/1H6W_z2XQq0 (NSFWish) Caring. Giver.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at April 29, 2014 01:34 PM (dMSj2)

73 I put it this way: How is it that a man with several court cases pending that accuse him of outright racial discrimination gets not one but two lifetime achievement awards from the NAACP? Posted by: AmishDude at April 29, 2014 06:32 PM (T0NGe) I'll trump that with how does a do-nothing jackass get a nobel peace prize?

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:34 PM (x3YFz)

74 Next thing ya going to tell me is that all the members of the Black Congressional Caucus are in Mensa?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 01:34 PM (t3UFN)

75 The Fragrant Grease buys plenty of redemption.

Posted by: Jiggly Stoat at April 29, 2014 01:34 PM (QupBk)

76 Just how many people did this little pay-off are now realizing that they will be put out to dry regardless?

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 29, 2014 01:34 PM (CTCNK)

77 I also notice that you fail to notice.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 29, 2014 06:33 PM (yz6yg)

Fanatic.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2014 01:34 PM (QFxY5)

78 The NAACP less than principled? We're offended. That will be $25,000.

Posted by: NAACP at April 29, 2014 01:35 PM (MMC8r)

79 If you actually say, "colored people" you are a racist Cracka bitch. NAACP UNCF It's a tax not a penalty.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 29, 2014 01:35 PM (/ABUp)

80 Hey where else but the NBA can a wife beater and drunk driver become a head coach?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 01:36 PM (t3UFN)

81

For Vanessa Stiviano

 

http://tinyurl.com/mgwl67q

Posted by: rd at April 29, 2014 01:36 PM (N7QgG)

82 Caring. Giver. Thank you!

Posted by: EC at April 29, 2014 01:36 PM (doBIb)

83 It's ALWAYS about money and power with these "people".  Nothing else.  That's why they shuck and jive so hard.  And the oh so ready media will beat the drum until they say stop.

Posted by: prescient11 at April 29, 2014 01:36 PM (tVTLU)

84 Thanks for all the $$$ over your two lifetimes, Mr. Sterling! 40 lashes for the old white coot!

Posted by: NAACP at April 29, 2014 01:36 PM (GW/jL)

85 Caring. Giver. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at April 29, 2014 06:34 PM (dMSj2) Bunk

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:36 PM (yz6yg)

86 78 The NAACP less than principled? We're offended. That will be $25,000. Posted by: NAACP at April 29, 2014 06:35 PM (MMC8r) Maybe I can get a racial grievance voucher to use. You have a Detroit chapter, perchance?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 01:36 PM (mx5oN)

87 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2014 06:34 PM (QFxY5) The Cardinal's fan is just going to sit over here for a bit with some popcorn.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2014 01:37 PM (HDwDg)

88 The NAACP is a tax free organization because ya know they make any political statements or endorsements? Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 06:33 PM (t3UFN) not all all. purely bipartisan. Not an inkling whatsoever of political favoritism. None.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:37 PM (x3YFz)

89 We put the 'black' in 'blackmail.' Posted by: NAACP I laughed out loud.

Posted by: Jiggly Stoat at April 29, 2014 01:37 PM (QupBk)

90 We're offended. That will be $25,000. Posted by: NAACP at April 29, 2014 06:35 PM (MMC8r) *ahem* I'm sorry, sir. Your race card has been....declined. Do you have another card, perhaps?

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:37 PM (yz6yg)

91 The NAACP is a tax free organization because ya know they make any political statements or endorsements? Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 06:33 PM (t3UFN) not all all. purely bipartisan. Not an inkling whatsoever of political favoritism. None. Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 06:37 PM (x3YFz) Pure and White as the driven snow

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 01:37 PM (t3UFN)

92 The Cardinal's fan is just going to sit over here for a bit with some popcorn. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 29, 2014 06:37 PM (HDwDg) hey, I'm a Pirates fan. My last good memory was of Kent Tekulve.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:38 PM (x3YFz)

93 Do they not have the BEST cheerleading squad, BAR NONE, in the NFL? Almost makes me want to cheer for a losing team. Almost. I been doing it for years. Rooting for the cheerleaders, that is. Vrooom.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:38 PM (0HooB)

94 So, a owner of a team is to be held to the highest standards of behavior, right? That's the standard. Well, hows about a recently former owner that is also an agent for many basketball players:
 
http://tinyurl.com/m25654g
 
(Daily Mail)
 
It seems Jay-Z, former part owner of the Nets, was recently spotted wearing a medallion at a Nets game. The medallion is an emblem of the 5% Nation, an anti-white offshoot of the Nation of Islam (BIRM).
 
(h/t to taylork, who brought this up on a recent ONT)
 
Shouldn't Jay-Z be banned from the NBA for life?

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2014 01:38 PM (wNF3N)

95 Is that the guy that used to be Lew Alcindor? Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2014 06:22 PM (oMKp3) He was my co-pilot.

Posted by: Capt. Oveur at April 29, 2014 01:38 PM (GW/jL)

96 The Cardinal's fan is just going to sit over here for a bit with some popcorn. Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 29, 2014 06:37 PM (HDwDg) Let me just say this from the bottom of my heart shaped cavity - fuck you.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at April 29, 2014 01:39 PM (dMSj2)

97 Shouldn't Jay-Z be banned from the NBA for life? It's OK to hate white people. Duh.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2014 01:39 PM (mx5oN)

98 Let me just say this from the bottom of my heart shaped cavity - fuck you. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at April 29, 2014 06:39 PM (dMSj2) I...just...erg...

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at April 29, 2014 01:40 PM (HDwDg)

99 Let me just say this from the bottom of my heart shaped cavity - fuck you. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at April 29, 2014 06:39 PM (dMSj2) We should work on your people skills.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:40 PM (x3YFz)

100 You know what would fix this? A cap and trade system of racial conflict.

Posted by: Thomas L. Friedman at April 29, 2014 01:40 PM (CIFuB)

101 "We put the 'black' in 'blackmail.' " Well, the Revs Jesse and Al learned it somewhere.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2014 01:41 PM (gOoFi)

102 NAACP:  Isn't there a word for someone who'd do anything you want for money?   Can't think of the word, but think it rhymes with 'door'?

Posted by: I'm the honey Badger, BITCH! at April 29, 2014 01:41 PM (+7Usq)

103 Can I say something here and not get banned? Suppose for just a moment that someone indeed does have a racist thought. And they express that thought in the privacy of their own home. What crime has been committed? I mean, what actual harm has taken place to another person, and why should we be "vigilant to stamp it out?". Racism is fast becoming the unpardonable, and undefinable, sin for which expulsion from society is demanded. Is thinking a "racist" thought or saying a "racist" word above all other expressions of bad behavior? Are words inherently so egregious that complete shunning is the only correct response? Holder said that we have to have a conversation about race, but we are too cowardly to do it. I suspect for many that is true, because even to question racism is apparently racism.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2014 01:42 PM (oMKp3)

104 "Hey where else but the NBA can a wife beater and drunk driver become a head coach?" You think that's bad? Ever hear of a guy named Jerry Sandusky? Yeah, that's how bad it can get.

Posted by: NCAA at April 29, 2014 01:42 PM (gOoFi)

105

Lord Barkley says..."It's a black league!"

 

Well now wait a minute... What about Diversity!

 

 

Posted by: wheatie at April 29, 2014 01:43 PM (emg5o)

106 and it sure the hell makes the NAACP seem less than principled. Since the answer to this is less than zero, is this part of a Common Core sentence question? Because we had our daily allowance of math last thread and math questions interfere with beer drinking. Sometimes tragically.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 29, 2014 01:43 PM (mZZZj)

107 Shouldn't Jay-Z be banned from the NBA for life?

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2014 06:38 PM (wNF3N)

*****************     

Clearly not, because then Obama would have to find a new "role model" for his impressionable teenage daughters.  And everybody knows that there is no  better role model for teens than a former crack dealer turned racist rapper thug.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 29, 2014 01:43 PM (YlsjN)

108 UCLA just turned down $3,000,000 from the Donald Sterling Foundation because he is a racist. Oh but they love that sweet, sweet money from the anti-Semites. By the way, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has had privacy issues with the media in the past. And he was once quite the racist himself. Folks forget that he burned bridges on the way out of Milwaukee with his "not enough black people for me" comments. And Oprah...please go away! No one wants to hear from you.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at April 29, 2014 01:43 PM (dRWAv)

109 When colored people are advanced will the NAACP go away?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2014 01:43 PM (8ZskC)

110

NAACP les than  principled?

 My  monocle just  popped  into my martini  *again*.

 

 

Wow  sport radio is just Sterling 24/7 now.  Their  ratings  must be horrible.

Posted by: eleven at April 29, 2014 01:43 PM (fsLdt)

111 Something more, grammie winger. It used to be that the "ignorant" would be targets for persuasion, conversion, etc. Now it's just "cast them out". Very cultlike.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 29, 2014 01:44 PM (T0NGe)

112 103 I suspect for many that is true, because even to question racism is apparently racism. Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2014 06:42 PM (oMKp3)
EVERYTHING is racism these days.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 29, 2014 01:44 PM (XeVA7)

113 He deserves that second lifetime achievement award for illustrating how the NAACP has degenerated into a bunch of worthless whores.  Excellent job, truth to power.

Posted by: Jean at April 29, 2014 01:44 PM (Aqvh6)

114 NAACP has principles? That is worthy of a burning skull Ace.

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 01:44 PM (gjOCp)

115 Is anyone else amused by the names in this kerfuffle? I mean Sterling/Silver cracks me up.

Posted by: no good deed at April 29, 2014 01:45 PM (ILBCY)

116 I suspect for many that is true, because even to question racism is apparently racism. Posted by: grammie winger DENIER!!!!!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2014 01:45 PM (8ZskC)

117 NAACP: Isn't there a word for someone who'd do anything you want for money? Can't think of the word, but think it rhymes with 'door'? Posted by: I'm the honey Badger, BITCH! at April 29, 2014 06:41 PM (+7Usq) (taps forehead) It's right there...lemme think. Alex, is there a "W?"

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:45 PM (x3YFz)

118 Every time someone verbalizes the whole acronym, I envision a kids coloring book of people scrabbled in with crayolas of various colors. Using Crayola brand multicultural crayons, of course. Kid you not. http://tinyurl.com/MulticulturalCrayons

Posted by: Cliven Bundy [/i] at April 29, 2014 01:45 PM (oGrEy)

119 BTW, I offer a Tawana Brawley Great Humanitarian Award that's a much better value.

Posted by: Rev. Al Sharpton at April 29, 2014 01:46 PM (8ZskC)

120 So a secular church sold (or a sinner bought) indulgences. The church was fine with the transaction until the expected public relations costs exceeded the immediate investment. Ho-hum. Corruption been around since the dawn of man. Hypocrisy perhaps even longer. Now, politically, it's going to be fun watching the Left render each other's flesh for a bit as this has Liberal Democrats written all over it; but the long-term outcome is pure poison. Thoughtcrime is once again beating down on us. Tangibly.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at April 29, 2014 01:47 PM (1CroS)

121 Using Crayola brand multicultural crayons, of course. Kid you not. http://tinyurl.com/MulticulturalCrayons Posted by: Cliven Bundy at April 29, 2014 06:45 PM (oGrEy) multicultural crayons. If you guys could see me now it would be my not-amused face.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:47 PM (x3YFz)

122 Even I'm embarrassed.

Posted by: Pope Alexander VI at April 29, 2014 01:48 PM (8ZskC)

123 You know what would fix this? A cap and trade system of racial conflict.

Posted by: Thomas L. Friedman at April 29, 2014 06:40 PM (CIFuB)


Don't give that loon any ideas.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 29, 2014 01:48 PM (YlsjN)

124 So...ever wonder what *other* NAACP award winners say in private?

Posted by: AmishDude at April 29, 2014 01:48 PM (T0NGe)

125 Caring. Giver. You're as wise as you are benevolent, My Queen. If you need me, I'll be, um, recoiling the Royal Extension Cord of Delight.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:48 PM (0HooB)

126 Lord Barkley says..."It's a black league!" Except that it's not. The Rockets, which team I support (probably only for one or two more games in these playoffs but, anyway) has lots of white players on it, plus Jeremy Lin. And it's a matter of time before the committed Christian James Harden gets called out as a "cornball"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 01:48 PM (30eLQ)

127 Now I get it. "Banned for Life" just means one of those two lifetimes is banned. Probably the first one. He can buy it back with a third in case there's an issue. No big.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 29, 2014 01:49 PM (pgQxn)

128 "There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do do not want to lose their jobs."

Posted by: Things Booker T. Washington may have said at April 29, 2014 01:49 PM (dRWAv)

129 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's piece is pretty good. I think he sums things up reasonably well but for going a bit overboard on the crime of discriminating. Still, a sensible take on the whole.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at April 29, 2014 01:50 PM (1CroS)

130 "Lord Barkley says... 'It's a black league!' Well now wait a minute... What about Diversity!"

Liberals consistently push for "disparate impact" rules in hiring and promotion.

Best way to shut that shit down is to adopt that standard everywhere and enforce it with absolutely ferocious vigor. Everything must "look like America" in percentage terms, or else.

Blacks are 13% of the population, so your NBA team gets to be 13% black. No more, no less. Then, say, Asians are 5% of the population, so if Asians are not 5% of the team you put on the court at game day, the EEOC will be so far up your ass they'll be shining a light on your uvula. Et cetera.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 01:50 PM (noWW6)

131 When does the tramp get some hate?

Posted by: Jean at April 29, 2014 01:50 PM (Aqvh6)

132 Ok. Just for the Horde: GSgt Hartman's introduction to boot camp. Pay attention to the "here, you are all equally worthless" part. http://tinyurl.com/ldrbvm7

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:51 PM (x3YFz)

133 Yeah he was just paying the regular shake down fees to the likes of the NAACP, Reverend Al, Jessie "Hymie town" Jackson etc..

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 01:52 PM (9+ccr)

134 >>>Is the problem Sterling's racism? or is the problem that he didn't get called on it beforehand? or is the problem that he had his privacy violated? For that, I just skipped to the end. Here's the moral: "Instead of being content to punish Sterling and go back to sleep, we need to be inspired to vigilantly seek out, expose, and eliminate racism at its first signs." ... but it was interesting. It was interesting if only for the fact he wasn't saying the same shit that 99% of the commentariat was, which is the typical braindead conformist way of doing things. I don't know if i agree with it, but at least it was interesting. Also, I didn't highlight this, but I've been talking about the Conspicuous Compassion Floor Exercise of the Moral Superiority Olympics for years. I guess I was just a tiny bit delighted to see that Kareem Abdul Jabar was writing the same thing.

Posted by: ace at April 29, 2014 01:52 PM (/FnUH)

135 When colored people are advanced will the NAACP go away?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2014 06:43 PM (8ZskC)


Colored people won't be advanced until there is a black President . . . . er, I mean, until there is a black President, a black Attorney General, and at least one black Supreme Court justice . . . er, I mean . . . colored people will never be advanced in this raaaaaaacist country, because . . . raaaaaacism!

Posted by: Official NAACP Spokes-hustler at April 29, 2014 01:52 PM (YlsjN)

136 Pay attention to the "here, you are all equally worthless" part. "Major Payne" did it even better.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 01:53 PM (30eLQ)

137 Holder said that we have to have a conversation about race, but we are too cowardly to do it. I suspect for many that is true, because even to question racism is apparently racism. It's right about here where I remind the Horde that Little Billy Ayers entire revolutionary shtick was based on racism.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at April 29, 2014 01:53 PM (0HooB)

138 The Kareem column is pretty good. I knew for a while that Sterling was a cheapskate and that was keeping the franchise in the cellar, but did not know about the racial stuff until the past day and change. Even without the racial discrimination lawsuits, the crappy way he was running the Clip Joint alone should have earned him condemnation from the NBA long, long ago.

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2014 01:54 PM (GW/jL)

139

White people are not allowed to be 'aggrieved'.

 

No matter what horrible things are said about people because of their white skin color...they are not allowed to be 'aggrieved' about it.

 

White people are not allowed to have an organization called:

The National Organization for the Advancement of White People.

 

White people are not allowed to have 'white pride'.

 

White people are not allowed to have a TV channel called...The White Entertainment Channel.

 

White people must quietly submit to whatever abuses the non-white people want to visit upon them.

Because, social justice. 

 

Question is, how long does 'social justice' go on?

Is it forever?

How long must white people be punished for the sins of their ancestors?

 

 

Posted by: wheatie at April 29, 2014 01:54 PM (emg5o)

140 What's the big deal? Youse never heard of buying some absolution?

Posted by: Alec Baldwin at April 29, 2014 01:54 PM (wu/TK)

141 O/T & sorry, but there are over 100 comments. I have Special Report on & love what Dr. K just said about Hillary and how she told family member that they were going to get the man responsible for video on the day bodies were brought home. Dr. K said Hillary had to know it was a lie & for her to say that was scandalous. I agree with him a large part of the time, but not always. This time he's 100 % correct. I'm sure video will be on RCP or Right Scoop later.

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 01:54 PM (gjOCp)

142 but it was interesting. It was interesting if only for the fact he wasn't saying the same shit that 99% of the commentariat was, which is the typical braindead conformist way of doing things. I don't know if i agree with it, but at least it was interesting. That's the way I felt. I also felt that it was poorly-written. Mostly because Jabbar had to get his own rote statements of denunciation in as well.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 29, 2014 01:54 PM (T0NGe)

143 Looks like Brendan Eich and Donald Sterling forgot to read Voltaire: "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."


Posted by: Fa Cube Itches at April 29, 2014 01:54 PM (jnG1p)

144 He can buy it back with a third in case there's an issue. No big. Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 29, 2014 06:49 PM (pgQxn) Heh.... I knew there was reason.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 29, 2014 01:55 PM (mZZZj)

145 So, does Sterling get a rehab program? Govt paid?

Posted by: Meremortal. at April 29, 2014 01:55 PM (1Y+hH)

146 How long must white people be punished for the sins of their ancestors? I hate to keep pointing this out, but the first man who sued in the Virginia colony for the right to own a slave was not white.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 29, 2014 01:55 PM (T0NGe)

147 Bitch set me up !

Posted by: Marion Berry at April 29, 2014 01:56 PM (nTgAI)

148 Posted by: --- at April 29, 2014 06:17 This. We've all seen this movie before.

Posted by: Newman at April 29, 2014 01:56 PM (/djtm)

149 The only way for the NBA and indeed the U.S.A. to assuage its guilt in this matter is to spot the Raptors 21 points in every playoff game for the rest of the season.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at April 29, 2014 01:57 PM (D+5pt)

150 As an aside, I get the willies whenever I see pictures of The Most Horrible Man in the Galaxy and his girlfriend. Bad plastic surgery, or what?

Posted by: Baldy at April 29, 2014 01:57 PM (2bql3)

151 True, it was better than the usual. Mostly I was just disappointed. It started off so well; and then it made some cogent points. But it copped out at the end. It copped out so badly, that it hamstrung the opening sentence. Because, you can't have Eternal Vigilance Against Sin, without recruiting Watchmen to seek out and destroy it. By "finger-wagging" and "outrage" at the minimum; by a professional inquisition at worst. Abdul-Jabbar needs to figure out what he wants before he tells us what he wants.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 01:57 PM (30eLQ)

152 "Major Payne" did it even better. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 06:53 PM (30eLQ) 'em's fightin words. I'll Take R. Lee Ermey, Marine and DI over a hollywood actor.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:57 PM (x3YFz)

153 NAACP said all will be well if Sterling keeps forking over money. ABC News: The NAACP said today they are still willing to work with Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling despite yanking an offer of a lifetime achievement award over an audio tape containing racist comments that Sterling allegedly made. At a news conference today, NAACP Los Angeles president Leon Jenkins said that an audio recording that surfaced this weekend on TMZ, which purportedly had Sterling’s voice recorded making racist comments, was “devastating.” But the organization would be open to talking to Sterling, with whom they’ve worked for nearly 20 years. “God teaches us to forgive, and the way I look at it, after a sustained period of proof to the African American community that those words don’t reflect his heart, I think there’s room for forgiveness. I wouldn’t be a Christian if I said there wasn’t,” Jenkins said. “We are negotiating with him about giving more moneys to African American students at UCLA, and so we are in preliminary discussions,” Jenkins said.

Posted by: & at April 29, 2014 01:58 PM (NPoyG)

154 Bad plastic surgery, or what? For her: too much plastic surgery. For him: not enough.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 29, 2014 01:58 PM (T0NGe)

155 "How long must white people be punished for the sins of their ancestors?"

And what if there weren't any sins by said ancestors in the first place?

There are a metric shit-ton of white Americans whose ancestors had absolutely nothing to do with slavery, the Confederacy, Jim Crow or anything else having to do with blacks. It's a big damn country.

This collective guilt business is wearing awfully thin.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 01:58 PM (noWW6)

156 http://tinyurl.com/kpbm6nn Donald Sterling: Does $5K Buy an NAACP "Lifetime Achievement" Award? How much does an NAACP "Lifetime Achievement Award" cost? About $5,000, if Donald Sterling's recent contribution to the organization is a clue.

A look through recent years of tax filings for The Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation (9441 Wilshire Boulevard, Penthouse Suite, Beverly Hills, California 90212) shows just one $5,000 contribution to the NAACP in 2010. The NAACP's local president, Leon Jenkins, today called Sterling's contribution "insignificant" and said "his donation" would be returned.

Interestingly, Sterling's foundation has consistently given cash to minority and religious organizations, according to the tax records. It also gave to the University of California:

In 2012, the last year for which nonprofit private foundation 990 documents are available, Sterling's organization contributed $10,000 to:

-The United Negro College Fund

-The Latino group Para Los Ninos

-The Union Rescue Mission.

-The Black Business Association in L.A.

-Nuevo Amancer Latino Children's Services.

-The Museum of Tolerance.

-Los Angles Museum of Holocaust.

The group also gave $20,000 to the University of California regents that year.

Since 2009, our review of tax records found, Sterling's foundation has consistently given to many of those groups with $5,000 and $10,000 annual checks. Frequent recipients include inner-city L.A. Unified School District high schools such as Garfield, Fremont, Hamilton, Roosevelt, Manual Arts, Jefferson and more.

The foundation was funded in 2012 entirely by a $330,000 contribution from the Clippers' owner, according to its public tax filing.

Posted by: hepcat at April 29, 2014 01:59 PM (Q4mug)

157 When I'm a filthy old billionaire, opsec will require all my slutty tramps to remain naked in my presence.

Posted by: Jean at April 29, 2014 01:59 PM (Aqvh6)

158 NAACP said all will be well if Sterling keeps forking over money. God, he must have been their only funding source.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 29, 2014 01:59 PM (T0NGe)

159 Hey, Ace, did you see this?

"NAACP Willing to 'Forgive' Clippers' Donald Sterling After Yanking Award"

http://tinyurl.com/ofo9duf

"God teaches us to forgive, and the way I look at it, after a sustained period of proof to the African American community that those words don't reflect his heart, I think there's room for forgiveness. I wouldn't be a Christian if I said there wasn't," Jenkins said.

***"We are negotiating with him about giving more moneys to African American students at UCLA, and so we are in preliminary discussions," *** Jenkins said. He also noted, however, they had not spoken since the scandal broke.


The NAACP is willing to forgive Sterling if Sterling pays big $$... sounds like a racket to me.


And I love how the NAACP says it's about Christian forgiveness -- funny, I don't remember Jesus only offering us forgiveness if we give $$ to churches...


Posted by: Aslan's Girl at April 29, 2014 01:59 PM (KL49F)

160 “God teaches us to forgive, and the way I look at it, after a sustained period of proof to the African American community that those words don’t reflect his heart, I think there’s room for forgiveness. I wouldn’t be a Christian if I said there wasn’t,” Jenkins said. Sure, as long as he keeps forking over the money....

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 01:59 PM (9+ccr)

161 We're sorry Mr. Sterling, but your NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award seems to have insufficient funds for this particular purchase.

Posted by: The NBA at April 29, 2014 01:59 PM (8ZskC)

162 Money/Donations to the proper cause=Hot water & Soap

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 29, 2014 01:59 PM (HVff2)

163 "How long must white people be punished for the sins of their ancestors?" And what if there weren't any sins by said ancestors in the first place? There are a metric shit-ton of white Americans whose ancestors had absolutely nothing to do with slavery, the Confederacy, Jim Crow or anything else having to do with blacks. It's a big damn country. This collective guilt business is wearing awfully thin. Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 06:58 PM (noWW6) And they act like muslims didn't enslave entire continents because, of course, they're a 'peaceful' religion.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 01:59 PM (x3YFz)

164 Because people were offended the NBA made a hasty judgment to ban Sterling for life. To my knowledge none of his players lost money, opportunity, or were bodily injured by Sterling's dumb comments. So, in fact, being offended is enough to get a lifetime ban from your own facilities, and be forced to sell your property. Yikes.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 02:00 PM (A98Xu)

165 There are a metric shit-ton of white Americans whose ancestors had absolutely nothing to do with slavery

My Southern ancestors learned this the hard way.

Posted by: Jean at April 29, 2014 02:00 PM (Aqvh6)

166 The NAACP is willing to forgive Sterling if Sterling pays big $$... sounds like a racket to me. And I love how the NAACP says it's about Christian forgiveness -- funny, I don't remember Jesus only offering us forgiveness if we give $$ to churches... Of course they can't "forgive" bundy for his racist" remarks..

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 02:00 PM (9+ccr)

167 Posted by: hepcat at April 29, 2014 06:59 PM (Q4mug) Pfft. If he gave real money to them, he didn't give it publicly.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 29, 2014 02:01 PM (T0NGe)

168 147 How long must white people be punished for the sins of their ancestors? -------- I hate to keep pointing this out, but the first man who sued in the Virginia colony for the right to own a slave was not white. Posted by: AmishDude at April 29, 2014 06:55 PM (T0NGe) Yep, and if you are familiar with the non-Zinn history of planet Earth, you will find that white people were the least and shortest-lived slavers. We whiteys are pikers compared to just about everybody else by a very, very wide margin.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 29, 2014 02:01 PM (mZZZj)

169 -The Museum of Tolerance. oh,would I love to call in a JDAM on that.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 02:01 PM (x3YFz)

170 Of course they can't "forgive" bundy for his racist" remarks.. Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 07:00 PM (9+ccr) Of course not. He's poor.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 29, 2014 02:01 PM (T0NGe)

171 There are a metric shit-ton of white Americans whose ancestors had absolutely nothing to do with slavery, the Confederacy, Jim Crow or anything else having to do with blacks. Yoo hoo! As for the benefit of ancestral "white privilege", would that be the privilege of pounding iron for the coal-mines in Bloxwich or the privilege of getting run out of the Ukraine by the Tsar. I'm confused about this much

Posted by: boulder t'hobo, off the boat in 1978 at April 29, 2014 02:01 PM (30eLQ)

172 "My Southern ancestors learned this the hard way." Mine too. They were from Mississippi but they po'. Dirt po'.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 29, 2014 02:02 PM (gOoFi)

173 Actually I should probably thank the Tsar for clearing us off the Bloodlands before they got really bad.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo, off the boat in 1978 at April 29, 2014 02:02 PM (30eLQ)

174 For the last 10 to 15 years I haven't heard anything sensible come out of the NAACP. Giving awards to known racists (Sterling had actual discrimination cases with regard to his housing interests) kind of ruins your moral authority. Doesn't it?

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 02:02 PM (A98Xu)

175 The Museum of Tolerance?

Posted by: Jen at April 29, 2014 02:03 PM (/CN/i)

176 I'm white, but I'm Polish. Should I go ask Putin for $ for killing my ancestors? It's the same concept as trying to make us feel guilty for what happened before a large number of our families were here in the United States. My mother's parents were married in the US in July 1913, but came here from Poland. I'm not sure when my father's parents came here or if they met here or came together.

Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 02:03 PM (gjOCp)

177 Again, if you support professional sports you are supporting the socialist.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 29, 2014 02:03 PM (thLL8)

178 The ongoing culture of excuses. We don't do well in school because excuses. We suck at employment because excuses. My family is poor because excuses. As a fine man I knew once said: "Excuses have an effective radius of exactly zero meters."

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 02:04 PM (x3YFz)

179 Last time I checked, forgiveness isn't contingent upon monetary contributions. Atonement isn't necessary to extend forgiveness either.

Posted by: no good deed at April 29, 2014 02:04 PM (ILBCY)

180 Cocksuckers react: I just saw Donald Sterling at Cracker Barrel. — Jeff Ross (@realjeffreyross) April 29, 2014 I can now announce my partners in buying the Clippers. Rick Caruso, Darryl Issa, Don Rickles, Beyoncé, Henry Winkler and Adam Levine. — Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 29, 2014 Banning Sterling!! Commissioner Silver hit a three-pointer. LLAP — Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) April 29, 2014 Looks like Justice is sort of served #DonaldSterling. But as a story? We have not heard the end. It's ongoing, like @GameOfThrones. — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 29, 2014

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 02:04 PM (8UCj3)

181 My Mother was born in Sweden and was brought here at age 4. My Grandmother was "conscripted" to work as the only way she was allowed in. Had to give up my Mother for adoption because she couldn't keep both her Children..... Who do I sue?

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 02:05 PM (9+ccr)

182 Again, if you support professional sports you are supporting the socialist. Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 29, 2014 07:03 PM (thLL Don't. Won't. Used to buy some Steelers gear before every season. Didn't miss a single game for 18 years, even the day my dad died I caught the 2d half at the airport. No more. Ever. Fuck 'em.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 02:05 PM (x3YFz)

183 Congrats to the NBA on the strong and swift action taken toward Donald Sterling. Adam Silver showed great leadership today. — Warren Moon (@WMoon1) April 29, 2014 Warren Moon? Didn't he get caught slapping his wife?

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 02:05 PM (8UCj3)

184 Boy, this place is all about racism, and racism related activities. What we need is a Hitler post.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 29, 2014 02:06 PM (5UteM)

185 What's the C in NAACP stand for?

Posted by: Cliven Bundy at April 29, 2014 02:06 PM (LJ7Ze)

186 "...and it sure the hell makes the NAACP seem less than principled." Thanks Captain Obvious.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 29, 2014 02:06 PM (60Vyp)

187 It's like Apartheid in here.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 02:07 PM (8UCj3)

188 Does FSA ring a bell? I'm sure they are a charter member of the FSA. That's how come.

Posted by: dogfish at April 29, 2014 02:07 PM (nsOJa)

189 Leonard Nimoy? Ugh.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 02:07 PM (30eLQ)

190 I just saw Donald Sterling at Cracker Barrel. — Jeff Ross (@realjeffreyross) April 29, 2014 He's going to regret that once Cracker Barrel sues for libel.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 02:07 PM (x3YFz)

191 So all the "beautiful" people are weighing in now huh..... Just as I expected .Jump on the indignation band wagon...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 02:07 PM (9+ccr)

192 The Museum of Tolerance is the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. I guess I need to attend the Museum of Ignorance for not being aware of it.

Posted by: Jen at April 29, 2014 02:08 PM (/CN/i)

193 186 What's the C in NAACP stand for? Posted by: Cliven Bundy


Crazy.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 29, 2014 02:08 PM (5UteM)

194 Plus the Democrats were the real racists right right lolololololoolergram

Posted by: dumb conkid at April 29, 2014 02:08 PM (R0g4C)

195 What kind of a name is Donald for a nice Jewish boy anyway? And Sterling? What the fuck was that shorten from?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 02:08 PM (t3UFN)

196 An old cranky rancher turns out to be a tad iffy on race? No. Effin. Way. Sean Hannity is SHOCKED and appalled

Posted by: Cliven Bundy at April 29, 2014 02:09 PM (R0g4C)

197 I think there are 5 people at the Yankee game tonight on the frozen tundra in the Bronx

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 02:09 PM (t3UFN)

198 It copped out so badly, that it hamstrung the opening sentence. Because, you can't have Eternal Vigilance Against Sin, without recruiting Watchmen to seek out and destroy it. By "finger-wagging" and "outrage" at the minimum; by a professional inquisition at worst. Abdul-Jabbar needs to figure out what he wants before he tells us what he wants. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 06:57 PM (30eLQ) --I don't think he necessarily contradicts himself. You can be on the lookout for concrete, on the public record stuff like the housing discrimination cases without countenancing the shady, private stuff peddled by a jilted mistress.

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2014 02:09 PM (GW/jL)

199 177 I'm white, but I'm Polish. Should I go ask Putin for $ for killing my ancestors? It's the same concept as trying to make us feel guilty for what happened before a large number of our families were here in the United States. My mother's parents were married in the US in July 1913, but came here from Poland. I'm not sure when my father's parents came here or if they met here or came together. Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 07:03 PM (gjOCp) Same here (more or less and throw in Swedish, German, Irish and a couple more, I think), but no, it only works the other way around.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 29, 2014 02:09 PM (mZZZj)

200 Posted by: dumb hey, it's shit for brains! long time, no smell, horace, himler, or whatever your name is

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 02:09 PM (8UCj3)

201 Leonard Nimoy? Ugh. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 07:07 PM (30eLQ) He and Sterling have the same esthetician

Posted by: Jen at April 29, 2014 02:10 PM (/CN/i)

202 202 Leonard Nimoy? Ugh. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 07:07 PM (30eLQ) He and Sterling have the same esthetician I think that's embalming fluid...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 29, 2014 02:10 PM (9+ccr)

203 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2014 07:09 PM (t3UFN)

I'll bet they get rained out, and again tomorrow night.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2014 02:10 PM (QFxY5)

204 Chiming in from their ivory towers...

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 29, 2014 02:10 PM (8UCj3)

205 So I met a guy walking one of the Civil War field cemeteries down south.

He goes there every year to leave a remembrance for a member of his family who was killed fighting for the Confederate Army.

Then he drives a couple of miles to a different cemetery, where he leaves a remembrance for a different member of his family who was killed fighting for the Union Army.

So how does the historical collective guilt calculation work out there?

Oh! Whitey equals guilty. Regardless of who did what or why. Forgive my lapse in memory. Of course that's how it works.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 02:11 PM (noWW6)

206 Kareem seems to be keeping his head and not piling on. At the end of the day what does all the fake outrage and indignation get you? There's 7 Billion odd people on the earth. On any given day many of them say some stupid $#!T. No amount of moral fapping will change any of that.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 29, 2014 02:11 PM (LJ7Ze)

207 I think Adam Silver is a coward for not taking the time and the podium to explain the difference between racism that holds people back and offensive private comments. And his need for time to review Sterling's "punishment" for the latter.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 29, 2014 02:11 PM (A98Xu)

208 "Moral outrage is exhausting." Right on. From the Janeane Garofalo's to the Rev. Al's to the Barack Obama's to the Duke University's.

Posted by: dogfish at April 29, 2014 02:11 PM (nsOJa)

209 My mother's parents were married in the US in July 1913, but came here from Poland. I'm not sure when my father's parents came here or if they met here or came together. Posted by: Carol at April 29, 2014 07:03 PM (gjOCp) Same here (more or less and throw in Swedish, German, Irish and a couple more, I think), but no, it only works the other way around. Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 29, 2014 07:09 PM (mZZZj) I'm Irish, Nordic and Italian. My ancestors evidently fucked everything that moved.

Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 02:11 PM (x3YFz)

210 Racial carbon credits. Al Gore didn't invent that scam, he just reimagined it.

Posted by: joncelli at April 29, 2014 02:11 PM (/AYWV)

211 soothsayer you gotta take a breather man, you not as smrt as u think u r

Posted by: JR at April 29, 2014 02:12 PM (R0g4C)

212 Posted by: torquewrench at April 29, 2014 07:11 PM (noWW6)

Guilt dies with the guilty.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2014 02:12 PM (QFxY5)

213 Nood.

Posted by: John Boehner at April 29, 2014 02:12 PM (5UteM)

214 Posted by: Boss Moss High five.

Posted by: dogfish at April 29, 2014 02:13 PM (nsOJa)

215 Yeah, well, speaking on behalf of the Anglos here (mixed Anglo anyway), the Irish got a lot of us beat in the "being oppressed" running I'll consent to paying reparations to the Irish morons here. Is Guinness still legal tender?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 02:13 PM (30eLQ)

216 I think there are 5 people at the Yankee game tonight on the frozen tundra in the Bronx. Yes, paradoxically as the planet warms to the boiling point, and oceans rise, and tens of low-lying islanders flea hundreds of feet to higher ground, some Yankee fans will be inconvenienced.

Posted by: Al Gored [/i] at April 29, 2014 02:13 PM (oGrEy)

217 Hmmm, a certain guitar player from Michigan comes to mind. Not sure why.

Posted by: dogfish at April 29, 2014 02:14 PM (nsOJa)

218 140 White people are not allowed to have a TV channel called...The White Entertainment Channel. Posted by: wheatie at April 29, 2014 06:54 PM (emg5o) What about PBS?

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2014 02:14 PM (sdi6R)

219 Is Guinness still legal tender?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 29, 2014 07:13 PM (30eLQ)

Yes.

And I'm Irish, and I'll expect a drink at the NY/NJ Moron Meet-up on Thursday.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2014 02:15 PM (QFxY5)

220 Just make these racists wear a red letter 'R' on their clothes, take all their wealth, and send them to the camps, and there will be Utopia in the Homeland for a thousand years.

Posted by: Pointless in Paduka at April 29, 2014 02:15 PM (c/dN6)

221 The Museum of Tolerance? You people are killin' me!

Posted by: Eric Blair at April 29, 2014 02:16 PM (GW/jL)

222 Modern Family is supermegawhite. yeah yeah hot Latina wife with exaggerated accent but still. don't think the world is lacking in shows about whitepplproblems

Posted by: JR at April 29, 2014 02:16 PM (R0g4C)

223 183 Again, if you support professional sports you are supporting the socialist. Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 29, 2014 07:03 PM (thLL Don't. Won't. Used to buy some Steelers gear before every season. Didn't miss a single game for 18 years, even the day my dad died I caught the 2d half at the airport. No more. Ever. Fuck 'em. Posted by: tangonine at April 29, 2014 07:05 PM (x3YFz) Oh yeah. Gave up on baseball in '84, couldn't care less about basketball and I finally lost interest in the NFL about 5 years ago. I went from rabid to complete ambivalence almost overnight. My sister still sends me Bears stuff on Birthdays and Holidays and such, but I don't have the heart to tell her I no longer give a flying fuck.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 29, 2014 02:18 PM (mZZZj)

224 Whores. This story is full of them Media whores Race whores Gold digging whores

Posted by: Thunderb at April 29, 2014 02:19 PM (zOTsN)

225

I don't give a shit about this Sterling guy. He seems like a dick and all sports franchise owners are nothing but rent seeking fuckbags.

What does bother me is the elevation of racial bigotry to The Worst Thing Ever. I still remember when Mark Furman's use of the n-word was met with greater outrage than OJ Simpson slitting his wife's throat so deeply that her head almost fell off while stabbing an innocent bystander to death in the process.

 

Posted by: Warden at April 29, 2014 02:20 PM (HzhBE)

226 223 Modern Family is supermegawhite. yeah yeah hot Latina wife with exaggerated accent but still. don't think the world is lacking in shows about whitepplproblems Posted by: JR at April 29, 2014 07:16 PM (R0g4C) --Not quite. The ghey couple's adopted daughter is Vietnamese. ;-)

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2014 02:20 PM (GW/jL)

227 @177 (Carol): "I'm white, but I'm Polish. Should I go ask Putin for $ for killing my ancestors?"

Nyet, but there is the small matter of the cost of the bullets used in the, shall we say "liberating your ancestors from the shame of being Polish".  I accept cash, checks, or credit cards.

Posted by: Vlad Putin at April 29, 2014 02:21 PM (jnG1p)

228 "No matter what horrible things are said about people because of their white skin color...they are not allowed to be 'aggrieved' about it." Here's the thing, though, and I think it really fries the race-baiters' butts: White people laugh at the awful things said about them, especially jokes and comedy routines. Dave Chapelle? At his peak, one of the funniest men out there. Old school Richard Pryor? Genius. It must be a sad life to go around looking to be offended.

Posted by: Objection Sustained at April 29, 2014 02:27 PM (SgzxZ)

229 Barry's boy "J-Z" owns part of the Nets, Raps (good Lord) disgusting "lyrics", and shares in the belief that whites should be exterminated. Who cares? Now, you are all outraged that someone can be treated like this for simply speaking his mind? In private no less? This is all awesome and wutnot, but all of you lovable "morons" have helped create the atmosphere that led to this, and other decisions, and decisions yet to transpire. That's right, outraged ones. Every time you were ever presented with simple questions about black dysfunction, and provable facts about same, you screamed "RAYCISS!!" at the top of your lungs, just like all the good little Libtards you claim to loath. You claim to bathe in the wisdom of the founding fathers, unless said wisdom pertains to their actual thoughts about the negro. Then, they become old, white raycists, right? This country is where it is now, a country where the racial thought police demand you bow and scrape before all things black, not because of Liberals, but because all of you neocons refused to face reality and fight back. You ceded so much ground, we have none left to stand on. So before you all wonder "how could this happen??", look in the mirror. YOU did this, and are as responsible as Al, and Jesse, and Barry, and Eric. You actively fought for their side. You won... Now, quick! Get back to your TV's and watch as much pro and kollig football and basketball as you can! Hurry! Larry Fitzgerald is on! Buy your wife an RG3 jersey! Which retarded thug will get drafted first?! Great job...

Posted by: Sweep the leg at April 29, 2014 02:33 PM (3CHNi)

230 A Stern, a Sterling, and a Silver walk into a bar.

And the Bartender says, "The whorehouse is down the street across from the sports arena, fellas."

Posted by: Fritz at April 29, 2014 02:34 PM (oJUxt)

231 How we approach race is pretty complicated, at least from my family experience. My dad would say some pretty awful things about African Americans and Hispanics. But then he would turn around and be the first to offer hospitality and graciousness. My father owned a truck stop. There were numerous times in the 60's and 70's when African Americans were invited to our house for a meal or for lodging because they had run out of money, or their vehicles had died on them. He had no idea of who they were or their histories. But there he was lending a helping hand, and even paying for car repairs (he did this for whites as well). He was ostracized in the community because he hired Hispanics at a time when it was still understood that they were not to work in close quarters with Whites. I suppose his growing up in the South as an orphan pulling cotton in North Texas cotton fields gave him more than a little compassion for the plight of those down on their luck or in need of a chance to prove themselves. I think I learned from my dad that people are conflicted about things, but ultimately it is their deeds - not their words - by which people should be judged.

Posted by: Objection Sustained at April 29, 2014 02:36 PM (SgzxZ)

232 Which came first: Sterling's contempt for black people or his dealings with NAACP? I'll bet the most Revernend's Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson still wish they could have gotten some of those sweet Sterling whitewash (blackwash?) dollars or are they busy wondering how they missed out on such a great opportunity for the advancement of the only colored people they give two $hits about advancing.

Posted by: Dirks strewn at April 29, 2014 02:49 PM (77F0w)

233 Greetings: I know I'm weird like this. I attribute it to the year of college my father sent me off to at a Jesuit university. But, this Kareem Abdul Jabbar guy, he's some kind of Islamaniac, right ??? And those folks have some serious problems with (among others) kuffars, Jews, Christians, pagans, Buddhists, women, sexual dysfunctionals, not to mention takfiris, and this is the guy the media goes to to explain another "get whitey" outburst ??? I grew up in the Bronx of the '50s and '60s and playing basketball was my preferred way of wasting my youth. My take on the now Mr. Jabbar was that he was an excellent basketball player but kind of a beat personality, fond of both petulance and cheap-shots. So this guy's opinion is "Muy importante, no???" Especially if we ignore the Islamania. Regrettably, I'm still a bit confused about whether this is best classofied as one of Mr. Orwell's "Two Minutes of Hate" or a "Tempest in a Teapot.

Posted by: 11B40 at April 29, 2014 03:12 PM (evgyj)

234

the NAACP seem less than principled.


Its been a loooonnnnnggggg time since the NAACP has been principled. There just another arm of the Democrat Party now. They're apparatchiks.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 29, 2014 03:21 PM (8SsiG)

235 " ... and it sure the hell makes the NAACP seem less than principled." - - - - - - Hahahaha, heehehehe, hahahah, ... hic ... buwahahah, giggle, giggle, snort!!!!!!! "Principled. . ." hahaha, hehe, heh,heh, ho,ho, hahahahahahah! Uh -- that *WAS* a joke, right?

Posted by: A_Nonny_Mouse at April 29, 2014 04:06 PM (HT3NC)

236 They do smell and attract vermin. Vermin being Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

Posted by: Corona at April 29, 2014 05:16 PM (fh2Y7)

237 Just in case you missed it:


A potential boycott of Tuesday night's NBA playoff games by players was averted after the NBA threw the book at Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, banning him for life, fining him $2.5 million and raising the possibility of a forced sale of the team over racist remarks he made to an ex-girlfriend that surfaced on a tape recording over the weekend.


Riddle me this Batman.  If he is banned for life why should he pay $2.5M?  He is not allowed to set foot on his own property.


And once again we prove that PC wins over freedom of speech.  As I said back the last time freedom of speech only applies to the government. 

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 29, 2014 10:19 PM (T2V/1)

238 wow, an organization that has a racist name is caught doing something shady with a racist ... wow ...

Posted by: JeffC at April 30, 2014 12:15 PM (TR6Cq)

239 On the farm it's 1984 and all the pigs have awards to wear on their chest.

Posted by: burt at April 30, 2014 02:06 PM (1+kJ5)

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