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Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh
ESPN.com ^ | October 14, 2009 | Adam Schefter

Posted on 10/14/2009 12:48:14 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

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To: PermaRag
Hunter S. Thompson was employed by ABC-ESPN where he regularly ranted such things as “Not even the foulest atrocities of Adolf Hitler ever shocked me so badly as these [Abu Ghraib] photographs did.”

Rush got canned by ESPN for less.

Michael Savage got canned from MS-NBC for telling a heterosexual prank caller to “drop dead (3 ways, parasites from undercooked meat, choking on a sausage, and get AIDS).

Chris Matthews just said that someone should shove a CO2 capsule in Rush's mouth and blow up his head like in the Bond films.

There exists a double standard. The Left is wholly intolerant.

101 posted on 10/14/2009 1:41:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: longtermmemmory

The NFL can have KNOWN antisemites like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. The NFL cannot have ANOTHER PENNY of my tax money.


102 posted on 10/14/2009 1:43:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: LucyJo
Good post, imho.

If no one stands up to the nonsense, lies and downright garbage being constantly spewed by those on the left, it just spreads like a cancer.

The NFL and every other organization/business ABSOLUTELY cannot afford to make these kinds of stupid, alienating decisions.


103 posted on 10/14/2009 1:43:49 PM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is always a bad idea.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Rush,

We know you do show prep here...

Nevermind the NFL, Buy an interest in a sport that puts the NFL to shame.

Air Racing, buy s plane and sponsor it..

Your Dad flew Big Iron..

If the hairs on the back of your neck don't stand up on end watching it you do not have a pulse!

GO FOR IT RUSH !!!!


104 posted on 10/14/2009 1:45:33 PM PDT by taildragger
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The sad part is that Rush should be talking about Health Care, Cap and Tax. All part of the plan to keep him off-message and he is falling for it, of all people. So is FOX. They are both fixated on the attention they are getting, the real messages are going down the drain. Just my opinion.


105 posted on 10/14/2009 1:45:40 PM PDT by w4women
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To: crazydad
Al Davis Always spending money on losers.

Al was once a great owner. He should have retired years ago.

I've lived in Valley Ranch for a dozen years. I want the Cowboys to do well for the sake of my family. Truthfully, I haven't really followed the Raiders for years...too depressing.

For the past ten years, the NFL has been something to fill in weekends from the World Series to the start of college hoops (go Zags!).

IMO, most of the owners reaped what they sowed when they implemented the salary cap. Teams like the Cowboys and Raiders have little or no accountability on the part of the players. They can't dump bad contracts like they used to, and the players know it.

Better organizations, such as the Giants, Steelers, and Patriots demand their players be accountable, and the results speak for themselves.

106 posted on 10/14/2009 1:46:15 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Even a conservative boycott of NFL over the coming weekend would make a helluva statement.


107 posted on 10/14/2009 1:46:22 PM PDT by EDINVA (Obama CAN'T see the Olympics from his back porch !)
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To: GeronL

Heck you can be a senator even if you were a former Klu Klux Klan memeber...

Oh thats right you have to be a democrat as well...


108 posted on 10/14/2009 1:49:59 PM PDT by Syntyr (Mace, Kirk, Thomson, Griffin, Scusa, Martin, Gallegos, Hart - Remember the fallen of Kamdesh)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

That would make his show very boring. Rush will move on.


109 posted on 10/14/2009 1:50:37 PM PDT by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: goldstategop
I don't think the majority of NFL owners will welcome Rush into their club.

"Old money" vs. acquired money......similar to the "Blue Blood Republicans vs. the true conservatives"

I'm not counting Rush out yet but if it comes to pass, it was destined due to the political climate of PC and democrat dominance.........

110 posted on 10/14/2009 1:54:31 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Who's your Long Legged MacDaddy?)
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To: Freddd

As the Dimocraps used to say, the NFL should “look more like America” - limit black players to 13% of the total.


111 posted on 10/14/2009 1:55:05 PM PDT by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: abb

Of course he knew the usual suspects would come after him.

If there is anything to be learned about this deal it is whether the respect he, and many of us,have had for certain people in the NFL is warranted.

Frankly, if they will allow blatant lies to destroy Rush’s bid once they have had the opportunity to learn the truth and stand up for it, I wouldn’t want to put that, or any, amount of money into the organization anyway.

I love to watch professional football, but, some things are more important.


112 posted on 10/14/2009 1:57:39 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: w4women
Glad its opinion, because its not fact.

Rush has been talking about issues all week...this political attack on Rush is because he is trying to stop Hussein.

And punishment for not coddling the One because he is black.

113 posted on 10/14/2009 2:07:06 PM PDT by roses of sharon (THE ONION FOLDS in light of the Obama Peace Prize... "We officially cannot top that.")
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To: reagan_fanatic

Wherever taxpayers have funded a stadium, if a certain political view is banned, it is sort of taxation without representation in an odd way.


114 posted on 10/14/2009 2:19:06 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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To: Anima Mundi
Wherever taxpayers have funded a stadium, if a certain political view is banned, it is sort of taxation without representation in an odd way.

Common Law has been codified on much flimsier pretexts before, that's for sure.

115 posted on 10/14/2009 2:23:04 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What's that you say, Eric Hoffer?

The sick in soul insist that it is humanity that is sick, and they are the surgeons to operate on it. They want to turn the world into a sickroom. And once they get humanity strapped to the operating table, they operate on it with an ax.

People unfit for freedom - who cannot do much with it - are hungry for power. The desire for freedom is an attribute of a "have" type of self. It says: leave me alone and I shall grow, learn, and realize my capacities. The desire for power is basically an attribute of a "have not" type of self.

The real "haves" are they who can acquire freedom, self-confidence, and even riches without depriving others of them. They acquire all of these by developing and applying their potentialities. On the other hand, the real "have nots" are they who cannot have aught except by depriving others of it. They can feel free only by diminishing the freedom of others, self-confident by spreading fear and dependence among others, and rich by making others poor.

I doubt if the oppressed ever fight for freedom. They fight for pride and for power -- power to oppress others. The oppressed want above all to imitate their oppressors; they want to retaliate.

To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth. Though it is held before our eyes, pushed under our noses, rammed down our throats -- we know it not.

Those who lack the capacity to achieve much in an atmosphere of freedom will clamor for power.

Unless a man has talents to make something of himself, freedom is an irksome burden. Of what avail is freedom to choose if the self be ineffectual? We join a mass movement to escape individual responsibility, or, in the words of the ardent young Nazi, "to be free from freedom".

To some, freedom means the opportunity to do what they want to do; to most it means not to do what they do not want to do. It is perhaps true that those who can grow will feel free under any condition.

116 posted on 10/14/2009 2:23:05 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (Dreams from My Father--(food, shelter, and education from some typical white folks)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
112 posts read, and no one has mentioned this part: Three-quarters of the league's 32 owners would have to approve any sale to Limbaugh and his group.

Why, in a competitive business, do opposing owners have any veto power over a prospective buyer?

I know; league rules, but that is just begging the question.

It is a business, not a lodge membership. Do McDonald's franchisees get a vote on who can buy a competing franchise?

Money has no politics.

117 posted on 10/14/2009 2:23:39 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I would really like to see an in depth search of all the owners in professional football. What are THEIR history’s? Have THEY anything in THEIR lives they wouldn’t like to become public?


118 posted on 10/14/2009 2:27:18 PM PDT by RetSignman (Townhalls ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
. . .his potential role as a minority member in the group . . .

Oh, the irony. A "minority member" being discriminated against.

119 posted on 10/14/2009 2:32:28 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: khnyny

I think the post in the comments, at ESPN, was actually against Rush being accepted as an owner because he is a polarizing figure...implying that he is too controversial to be an owner,and would hurt the NFL by alienating people.

My thinking is that, considering the numbers of people who are sick and tired of the Left, and showed it by spending their time and money going to Washington D.C. and other gathering across the country, their worries about alienating people should be focused more on the politically correct liars instead of on Rush, who has a fan base in the millions as well.

If they don’t take a stand for what’s right instead of caving to the race baiters and political opportunists, and at least attempting to correct the ignorance concerning the matter, they may alienate more people than they realize.

You’re right. Lies spread like a cancer. All it takes to stop them is for enough people to have the courage to take a stand and tell the truth.

That’s what the Tea Party Movement demonstrated I think. Not perfection - just a hunger for what is true and honest and upright, and the courage to stand for those things.

Who among us really believes this is about football or racism - only an ignorant few, I’d say. This is political.


120 posted on 10/14/2009 2:33:50 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rush better get this straightened-out, and fast. The Steelers could go on the market in the next few years and he wouldn’t want this slander to go unanswered.


121 posted on 10/14/2009 2:58:49 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: JoSixChip

NASCAR is going all politically-correct, too.


122 posted on 10/14/2009 3:00:25 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: LucyJo
Who among us really believes this is about football or racism - only an ignorant few, I’d say. This is political.

Yep to all of it. And absolutely political.


123 posted on 10/14/2009 3:11:51 PM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is always a bad idea.)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

Just read your excellent and appropriate post. So glad that I saw it!


124 posted on 10/14/2009 6:33:19 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why would anybody want to be associated with those thugs


125 posted on 10/14/2009 6:35:02 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: w4women

Haven’t you been listening? Rush HAS been talking about those things. The Left has been trying for 21 years to get him off message. It hasn’t worked yet. That’s why they are trying so hard to destroy him.

There is more than one battle in this war.


126 posted on 10/14/2009 6:47:09 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: CholeraJoe

Haven’t you heard??? - Rush got rid of the drug problem and the weight. ; )


127 posted on 10/14/2009 6:55:38 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Knocked out by a couple of racists like Jesse Jackmail and Al Step-n-fetchon. The only ones left you can discriminate against are White Men.

Pray for America and Our Troops


128 posted on 10/14/2009 9:51:37 PM PDT by bray (Hope and Corruption)
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To: LucyJo

This family looks forward to football season every year. Sundays are devoted to it. We discussed the situation over the dinner table tonight. While depressing, we came to the family decision that we could no longer support in any way an organization that bars Conservatives.

We’re signing up for the Hockey Channel. ;)


129 posted on 10/14/2009 10:49:45 PM PDT by publana (Obama, you will not intimidate me into not voicing my opinions.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No more Blues games or NFL for a while. The NFL was known as the No Fun League not it’s the National Fascist League.


130 posted on 10/14/2009 11:17:55 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: LucyJo

Thank you—I don’t know if you’re acquainted with Eric Hoffer-if not, I recommend his writings highly. His life story is very interesting, as well.


131 posted on 10/16/2009 9:28:09 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (Dreams from My Father--(food, shelter, and education from some typical white folks)
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To: FTJM
He’ll let Limbaugh back in after the fact, quietly.

After having been publicly dumped from the ownership team why would Rush want to be allowed in through the back door? The man has some self-respect.

132 posted on 10/16/2009 9:42:39 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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