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Friday, October 9, 2009

Limbaugh Shakes Up St. Louis but can he get a fair shake?

The ink had yet to dry on the bid put forth by Rush Limbaugh and Dave Checketts and to nobody’s surprise there was an uproar amongst the hateful and just plain uninformed. The double standard in today’s society showed its ugly face yet again. In predictable fashion, players around the league began to distance themselves from the Rams organization with one player in particular calling Rush a jerk and vowing never to play for a Rush Limbaugh owned organization. What rang loud and clear is this despicable notion that rush is a racist and that it would be difficult to attract black players to the team. This “Rush is a racist” rant has gone on for years and to be bluntly frank is completely false and has gotten plain boring at this point. It boggles my mind how conservatives can’t escape this stigma yet an admitted former kkk member can avoid it altogether and coincidentally enough representing the party that points the finger. What I have come to find out unfortunately is an admitted former drug dealer is more accepted in today’s world, than a conservative republican. Case in point, rapper Shawn “jay-z” carter is a co-owner of the New Jersey nets. He also is in fact an admitted former drug dealer whose songs promote drugs, robbery and murder. These topics though went unannounced as he was the team’s lone representative at the 2008 draft lottery. Unlike Rush, his involvement with the organization was celebrated and encouraged by many players around the league. As has been for Dallas Mavericks owner Marc Cuban. Must we not forget this is the same Marc Cuban who supported the filth known as loose change. In this DVD, the horrifying events of 9/11 were blamed not on terrorist but on this very country. In stories that are as idiotic as they are false, it is said that the United States planned and carried out this horror on their own. Like something out of a Hollywood back lot, remote control planes were used. Real people’s lives were lost and just the very mention of a theory like this is disgraceful and disrespectful to the still grieving families. Marc Cuban also funded a movie titled Redacted. This film tells the story of a 14 year old Iraqi girl raped, murdered and burned along with her family by U.S. soldiers. Of the many heroic stories told by the soldiers of our country, this is the one that interested him. Stories like these are in fact the minority in Iraq, but are told for a specific reason. To shift the blame to us Americans and fuel the fire of hatred for this country. Even with these connections, Marc Cuban attempted to buy the Chicago Cubs. Not only a franchise, but one of the most storied franchises in all of sports. Despite his checkered past his bid was welcomed. Just as recently as last year Mr. Cuban has had run ins with controversy. He got in a heated argument with the mother of a player and even went as far as calling her son a “thug”. Now think to yourself, if Rush used this word it would become a race issue would it not? Cuban can use this word and it just be classified as a characterization. The double standard remains clear. Here’s to Rush in st. Louis! Stay tuned...

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