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Rush Limbaugh Dropped From St. Louis Rams Bid Group: ESPN (Update @33)
CNBC ^ | 10/14/2009 | Staff

Posted on 10/14/2009 1:11:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

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To: awake-n-angry

But the charge is that he was defamed specifically on the ‘racial comments’ issue. General character regarding divorce or use of prescription drugs aren’t germane to that. “Character” is a relative term, he would be proving a specific lie versus financial loss due to that lie.

In other words, you said I said X, because of that, I lost YY dollars, X was a lie, therefore you are responsible for the loss of YY dollars. Character opinions don’t matter, the case relies on if X was a lie, was there a loss, and was this done with malicious intent.

Character opinions are mostly just stuff seen in movies, they are more difficult to use in real life.


101 posted on 10/14/2009 1:40:54 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Red in Blue PA

RE the LA Rams:

“My team. That son of a bitch got my team (the LA Rams).”

“What kind of pressure did he use, Milt?”

“Well, I asked for 64 million, and he said OK.”

“Ruthless bastard.”

From: Heaven Can Wait


102 posted on 10/14/2009 1:41:08 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Reverse Discrimination..........


103 posted on 10/14/2009 1:41:21 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ohiogrammy

“”””I say we all boycott the NFL for starters.”””””

But I already bought 200lbs of chicken wings.


104 posted on 10/14/2009 1:41:25 PM PDT by envisio
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To: Freddd

I have been a sports fan for years; however, I gave up baseball during strikes and the fact that the games are boring (time between pitches, throws to first, etc.). I gave up basketball since the games are all played in the last 2 minutes by thugs. Football will be harder but I am prepared to give it up. Maybe I will spend more time at church and on the internet where my time is productive.


105 posted on 10/14/2009 1:41:27 PM PDT by rjones42
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To: awake-n-angry

You are slow if you think that is the route it would go.


106 posted on 10/14/2009 1:41:29 PM PDT by Shanty Shaker
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To: ThomasThomas
Really? Los Angeles Rams

Abd the Cleveland Rams before that, IIRC....

107 posted on 10/14/2009 1:41:55 PM PDT by llevrok (As a matter of fact, yes I DO care if Jimmy cracks corn !)
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To: for-q-clinton

Spanos is big time Republican.


108 posted on 10/14/2009 1:42:09 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: King Hawk

They don’t want whitey anymore!

Then whitey shouldn’t pick up the tab anymore.


109 posted on 10/14/2009 1:43:02 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Red in Blue PA

Spineless, gutless white men (Checketts and co.) bend over again.


110 posted on 10/14/2009 1:43:12 PM PDT by kenmcg (THE)
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To: hsmomx3

Spanos reportedly has Alzheimer’s.


111 posted on 10/14/2009 1:43:22 PM PDT by Borges
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They must have been wearing some of those horrible 50th anniversary throwback uniforms.


112 posted on 10/14/2009 1:43:40 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: lainie
Without Limbaugh, Checketts and his group would have to find a financial substitute to replace the sizable investment that Limbaugh intended to make.

People seem to forget that there is an extremely limited number of people with the cash to make this type of investment AND the desire to do so.

113 posted on 10/14/2009 1:43:52 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Borges

I did not know this. My sister has been to their house several times. I am surprised she has not mentioned it. Too busy raising six kids, I guess.


114 posted on 10/14/2009 1:44:16 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: awake-n-angry
“If he can prove the drop was directly related to the libel from people like Sharpton, Matthews, etc, he now can show a direct monetary damage which could reinforce a nice, fat lawsuit.”

__________

The left would be drooling all over themselves to get Rush under oath in discovery. Rush does not want to go under oath to answer questions about Oxycontin, Viagra, marriages, divorces and draft deferment and anything else that they could use as a smear.

And how are such questions germain and relevant discovery? The slander and libel are about racism.

115 posted on 10/14/2009 1:44:59 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find! - I am Joe Wilson.)
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To: hsmomx3

These are the oldest NFL owners. I wonder how many would have coted for Rush?

Ralph Wilson - 1918 - Buffalo Bills
Virginia McCaskey 1923 - Chicago Bears
Bud Adams - 1923 TN Titans
Alex Spanos - 1923 SD Chargers
William Clay Ford, Sr. 1925 - Detoit Lions
Tom Benson - 1927 - NO Saints
Malcolm Glazer -1928 - TB Bucs
Al Davis - 1929 Raiders


116 posted on 10/14/2009 1:46:04 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

‘voted’


117 posted on 10/14/2009 1:46:26 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Peter W. Kessler

The NFL gives “second chances” only to thugs, murderers, rapists, drunks, druggies, felons, dog killers, and steroid junkies...but a conservative talk show host who wants to use his own money to buy a team that is the worst in the league? No.


118 posted on 10/14/2009 1:48:19 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: Red in Blue PA

“See? I Told You So”


119 posted on 10/14/2009 1:49:09 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Borges

Al Davis would have been held hostage by MoveOn to make sure he voted no.


120 posted on 10/14/2009 1:49:12 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: robert561
Los Angeles Rams - what year is this??

For really old Freepers, it would be the Cleveland Rams. ;~))

121 posted on 10/14/2009 1:49:35 PM PDT by Ditto (Directions for Clean Government: If they are in, vote them out. Rinse and repeat.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
That needs to be shouted.....

The NFL gives “second chances” only to thugs, murderers, rapists, drunks, druggies, felons, dog killers, and steroid junkies...but a conservative talk show host who wants to use his own money to buy a team that is the worst in the league? No.
122 posted on 10/14/2009 1:49:56 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Freddd

When entertainers try to influence politics and I go to their movies, or performances, I am in effect making a campaign contribution since the only reason they have a public voice is because they are famous and they are only famous because they have an audience. If they have no audience they will have no money to throw around and no “voice” either. This seems to be about the last bit of power we have, to shrug at these people. They can’t (yet) make us buy tickets.


123 posted on 10/14/2009 1:51:07 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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To: Red in Blue PA

How is Rush owning the Rams any different than Herb Kohl owing the Bucks?


124 posted on 10/14/2009 1:52:07 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

that’s what I think too.


125 posted on 10/14/2009 1:52:54 PM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: awake-n-angry

And why would he have to answer any questions regarding any of those things? They have nothing to do with the case. You can’t just ask any questions you want during trial.


126 posted on 10/14/2009 1:52:58 PM PDT by beandog
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Goodell is a candyass.


127 posted on 10/14/2009 1:53:08 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Love my country. Hate my government./Barack Obama: An authentic "African American.")
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To: HerrBlucher
Its all over except the litigation......go get em Rush!

I hope Limbaugh sues the $hit out of these idiots. This sets a very bad precedent and one that the NFL can ill afford if they still want to keep paying their top players their overly inflated salaries.

What are they going to do? Raise the already obscene prices and attempt to bleed more money from the fans? Prediction - this whole thing is going to backfire - bigtime.


128 posted on 10/14/2009 1:53:09 PM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is always a bad idea.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
That sucks. Here's a mischievous thought...could’t the group just include him later :o)
129 posted on 10/14/2009 1:53:34 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Red in Blue PA
If nothing else, Rush has found out what is inside these people when they are squeezed.

(And it ain't Shinola.)

130 posted on 10/14/2009 1:53:40 PM PDT by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Boycott the NFL...”

Ah, sorry loyalties run only so deep.


131 posted on 10/14/2009 1:54:25 PM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: wagglebee

It would be fitting (and ironic) if Checketts can’t find additional funds, and the team ends up moving back to the Los Angeles area with a new stadium.


132 posted on 10/14/2009 1:55:01 PM PDT by Carling (Olympicsgate: Obama's Waterloo)
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To: Red in Blue PA; penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

Beyond sickening .. and I’m very chagrined at Jane
Skinner’s husband, NFL Commish Roger Goodell, who
I had thought was a man of reason and backbone.

And so much for a partner like Checketts .. good
that Rush learned now that he’s a spineless wuss.

Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4559454&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

No Rush: Limbaugh Out Of Rams Bid

http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/The_Trenches/entry/view/38965/no_rush_limbaugh_out_of_rams_bid

The PC and thought PO-lice run the world.


133 posted on 10/14/2009 1:55:05 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Marxism in action! What can anyone really say; it’s what you do about it that counts.


134 posted on 10/14/2009 1:55:19 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Leo Farnsworth
Heaven Can Wait - one of my all time fav films and easily one of Warren Beatty's better movies. Nice screen name you got there!

Always found Julie Christie extraordinarily beautiful...


135 posted on 10/14/2009 1:55:50 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Rush start your own league!!!!


136 posted on 10/14/2009 1:56:01 PM PDT by GregB (God sent us Sarah Palin!!!!!!!!!)
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To: llevrok

Cleveland Rams (1937-1942, 1944-1945)


137 posted on 10/14/2009 1:57:27 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Roger Goodell addressed Limbaugh’s potential involvement in the league and said “divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about.”

Hey, Roger. You ever heard of T.O.???


138 posted on 10/14/2009 1:57:35 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red in Blue PA; My Favorite Headache
The NFL gives “second chances” only to thugs, murderers, rapists, drunks, druggies, felons, dog killers, and steroid junkies...but a conservative talk show host who wants to use his own money to buy a team that is the worst in the league? No.

Now that's the quote of the day.


139 posted on 10/14/2009 1:57:44 PM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is always a bad idea.)
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To: pburgh01

>>> I am sure Marc Levin would do this Pro Bono with Landmark Legal. <<<

That would be a great plan

Phone number for NFL Headquarters, 1-212-450-2000


140 posted on 10/14/2009 1:58:29 PM PDT by Eagle50AE (Pray for our Armed Forces.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Let us hope he does something about this, otherwise his call to action for conservatives becomes a bit thin.


141 posted on 10/14/2009 1:58:53 PM PDT by Bruinator (People are.............Stupid)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Michael Vick can be a quarterback in the NFL. That’s fine. Rush can’t own a team because of something he didn’t even SAY?

I’d say he has a lawsuit - reverse racism. I guarantee you that IF he were black, they wouldn’t be concerned as much about the color of his money.


142 posted on 10/14/2009 1:59:05 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: b4its2late

Remember when PC was just kind of funny and irritating? PC HERE? Communism HERE? Funny that since then we’ve broken the rat stranglehold on congress, lost it back, and now the vandals have taken the walls.


143 posted on 10/14/2009 1:59:11 PM PDT by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

I am sent them an email too. told them I am done with watching games, purchasing merchandise, going to games, and following teams.

I will not bow down to Al Sharpton and Keith Olbermann types.


144 posted on 10/14/2009 1:59:23 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Red in Blue PA

wait for it....if no other group shows up with deep enough pockets that is willing to keep the team in St. Louis, you’ll have BLACK DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENT LEADERS from St. Louis and East St. Louis begging Rush to get back in.

Race baiting is one thing. Mortgage payments on an empty dome are something else again.


145 posted on 10/14/2009 2:00:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EDINVA

Who knows if Checketts told Rush before he publicly spoke.


146 posted on 10/14/2009 2:00:45 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m in!


147 posted on 10/14/2009 2:00:46 PM PDT by mcshot (It's we the People not the mysterious socialist marxist commies and career politicians.)
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To: Mozilla

I can’t get interested in games in this day and age. I get so disgusted with politics that I try, but it just puts me to sleep now. It’s just “on” when I try, I don’t get into it.


148 posted on 10/14/2009 2:01:37 PM PDT by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: ichabod1

“the vandals have taken the walls.”

No, the vandals stole the handles!


149 posted on 10/14/2009 2:01:49 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

With all due respect... the Raiders and Lions are still the competition for the “worst in the league” trophy...


150 posted on 10/14/2009 2:01:51 PM PDT by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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