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Sterling blasts Magic, calls Anderson Cooper racist
Fox ^ | 5-13-14 | Nick Creegan

Posted on 05/13/2014 5:21:37 PM PDT by Oliviaforever

Donald Sterling finally spoke to a national audience regarding his racist comments that were leaked in April. In the interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Sterling apologized for his comments, slammed Magic Johnson and other wealthy African Americans for not doing enough to help minorities, and even insinuated that Cooper is more of a racist than he is.

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1 posted on 05/13/2014 5:21:37 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

Sounds like he’s going “Scorched Earth.”


2 posted on 05/13/2014 5:22:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Princess Hillary off the front pages again.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 5:23:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: dfwgator
Now that he's all lawyered up he is feeling his oats again. This should be fun to watch, as it plays out.
4 posted on 05/13/2014 5:23:28 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: dfwgator
He's richer than Croesus and isn't used to anyone questioning him, much less criticizing him. He doesn't know how to handle it.

And maybe his soon to be ex is right that he's a little cracked.

5 posted on 05/13/2014 5:24:21 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Oliviaforever

“Did you ever like a girl, were you ever jealous of her a little bit if she was with other guys? It’s not that I didn’t want her to be photographed.”

I’m betting Anderson’s answer was No.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 5:24:26 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: hinckley buzzard

From what i heard no attorney wants to touch him or his casess
Also its pretty obvious the man is off his rocker and the media jumping all over him is just sick the man needs help


7 posted on 05/13/2014 5:25:11 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: Oliviaforever

It’s one thing to have people think you are racist based on a private recording. It’s another to accept an invitation from Anderson Cooper and prove it.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 5:25:24 PM PDT by IamConservative
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Now that he’s all lawyered up he is feeling his oats again. “

If he is lawyered up, that lawyer needs to be disbarred.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 5:26:37 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

Just remember, Anderson Cooper comes from much older money than Mr. Sterling probably does:

Cooper was born on June 3, 1967,[3] in New York City, the younger son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and the artist, designer, writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. His maternal grandparents were millionaire equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and his maternal great-great-great-grandfather was Cornelius Vanderbilt of the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune.[4] He is also a descendant, through his mother, of Civil War brevet Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, who was with General William T. Sherman on his march through Georgia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anderson_Cooper


10 posted on 05/13/2014 5:29:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: dfwgator

Sounds to me like he’s going “full retard.”


11 posted on 05/13/2014 5:29:37 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: Oliviaforever

I’m not a big fan of Magic Johnson, because at one time I thought he was a very disgusting example for young boys who idolized him.

Johnson has started up numerous businesses in Black neighborhoods providing jobs for Black youth. I think that’s a positive development.

The guy should be judged on all aspects, and I think some of Sterling’s latest comments have been unfortunate.

Sometimes it’s just best to zip it.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 5:32:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, the Vanderbilts could sell Donald Sterling at a garage sale and the proceeds would not increase their net worth more that one percent.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 5:36:59 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

Rush played some of the interview and the poor guy is obviously old and addled. Not that I am condoning silencing his freedom of speech, but anyone with ears to hear could tell that the guy needs to be just ignored... Like when your old relative goes off on a tangent and everyone just nods their heads.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 5:38:42 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Reddy

Sterling is obviously old and addled... Wish we could edit!!!


15 posted on 05/13/2014 5:40:31 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Reddy

I agree that he is probably in the twilight of reasoning.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 5:50:36 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Oliviaforever

um...

gloria vanderbilts net worth is only $200 million.

donald sterling is worth 1.9 billion.

that makes donald sterling about 10 times richer.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 5:56:14 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Oliviaforever

I guess the hole wasn’t quite deep enough.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 5:57:00 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Reddy

He is at a tough age and a bad point in senility and he is wealthy.

Too much money to be controlled, just enough reasoning not to be placed in the old folk’s home.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 5:58:58 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I was speaking of the entire vanderbilt family which may not be 100 billion, but more than Sterling.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 6:04:45 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: colorado tanker

He is worth $1.9B and is 81 years old. If that’s not a formula for not giving a damn anymore, I don’t know what is.

And as far as no lawyer wanting to touch his case, give me a break. If OJ could get representation, surely Sterling can. It’s not like his massive checks will bounce or anything.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 6:08:02 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Oliviaforever

I haven’t really followed this Donald Sterling story (except how can you miss it) but it seems like in the “racial climate” of today he can do nothing right (no matter what he says or does)and Obama can do nothing wrong (no matter what he says or does).


22 posted on 05/13/2014 6:13:32 PM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: Reddy

As I read these comments, I wonder if Sterling is in on the Big Joke to provide fodder to the Media Morons who would rather cover this non-story than do their real job covering the myriad crimes Obama/Soeotoro’s Government is committing in our Names.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 6:33:48 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Oliviaforever

The hypocrisy of Johnson, Jordan, ass kisser Silver and the rest of the NBA is overwhelming

A racist rant secretly baited and recorded in private, and these choirboys chipping in with condemnation

Just curious how many people Johnson infected with HIV and the number of times he and Jordan cheated on their wives.

Oh yeah then there’s that little issue of all those illegitimate kids.

I bet the rate of STDs in the NBA is staggering.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 6:38:13 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: bluedogpdx; Oliviaforever
I haven't really followed the Donald Sterling story (except how can you miss it) but it seems like in the "racial climate" of today he can do nothing right(no matter what he says or does).....

Of course you are right on. Just that some of the general public need it repeated, to get it into their politically correct addled heads. As stated in Orwell's 1984 tis' is the final and absolute defeat of a human being. It is not in front of a firing squad, shouting defiance. Cos' others will take up the fight.

It is to break down and grovel for "forgiveness". When that is done, one has then to "love" those that humiliate and have ground one down. This is the final defeat. This man has money and the wonderful freedom that is granted to citizens of the United States. He could tell them all to "go fly a kite". Or use some choice Anglo-Saxon four lettered words.

Too late, but I could recommend the man, a book. True, I do not know the author's political views . It is "Blue Highways" by William Least Heat Moon. An odyssey by a man around the perimeter of the United States. The stories of ordinary Americans who have come to realise who they are and are comparatively happy.

Excuse the rant. I do have an adult beverage to hand.

25 posted on 05/13/2014 6:40:40 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Oliviaforever
The NBA is setting up to take away Sterling's property for words he spoke. What is the legality of that? California is a common property state, his wife owns half of the team. Can the NBA take away her property on these grounds?

I'd love to see Sterling sue the NBA and hit them with discovery. Who made what decisions? Did Magic Johnson have any role? He's been rumored as the desirable buyer of the Clippers. What was the communication between the NBA Commssioner and Johnson, if any?

Lots and lots of questions. What's the precedence for this action?

26 posted on 05/13/2014 6:49:26 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: rbg81

Sterling is well represented, and has been throughout this incident. There appears to be some question as to whether he’s taking that advice, though...


27 posted on 05/13/2014 7:05:58 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Peter Libra

“He loved big brother”.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 7:09:41 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Peter Libra

“As stated in Orwell’s 1984 tis’ is the final and absolute defeat of a human being. It is not in front of a firing squad, shouting defiance.

It is to break down and grovel for “forgiveness”. When that is done, one has then to “love” those that humiliate and have ground one down.”

Maybe I should finally get around to reading “1984”.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 7:34:20 PM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: Oliviaforever

Magic got HIV 20 years ago and STILL appears well.

You know what? I don’t think he ever got it.

I think he was about to retire anyway, and they needed someone famous to propagandize for the gay community and for AIDS and they crowned Magic to do it for them.

Like 20 years, right?

Something doesn’t smell right.


30 posted on 05/13/2014 7:41:12 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Oliviaforever
He claimed that jealousy is what fueled his comments and not race. One of the things that I said was "don't bring blacks to my game." Twenty-five percent of the people at my games is black. She would always use the black word. That's a black girl. So when she said I'll bring four gorgeous black guys to the game, players, I was a little jealous, maybe.

This is definitely the TRUTH. I've posted here earlier that the issue was SEX…Dear ole Donald didn't want to be reminded that his girlfriend's other boyfriends were considered sexier and -- ahem -- better endowed. Why should she flash it in his face at his games?

31 posted on 05/13/2014 7:54:00 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cooper comes from much older money than Mr. Sterling probably does:

Sterling came from the worst neighborhood in East LA and made every one of his billion dollars himself--with help from his very smart wife.

32 posted on 05/13/2014 7:55:35 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!

Good. I, for one, don’t think he should be punished AT ALL for something he said in his own home, especially if he was secretly taped without his knowledge. I hope he takes Silver and the NBA to the cleaners.


33 posted on 05/13/2014 8:03:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: gaijin

When I worked at the unemployment office years ago one of my clients told me he was one of the first HIV patients (from a transfusion) and never developed AIDS. The medical community was paying him a very nice living so that they could study him and figure out why he never became ill.


34 posted on 05/13/2014 8:05:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Oliviaforever

you might be interested in this article:

How the World’s Richest Family Went Broke

http://www.earlytorise.com/how-the-worlds-richest-family-went-broke/#

here’s an excerpt :

Within just 30 years of the death of the Commodore no member of the Vanderbilt family was among the richest in the US. And 48 years after his death, one of his grandchildren is said to have died penniless.
In less than a single generation the surviving Vanderbilts had spent the majority of their family wealth! And the wealth was virtually gone within four generations. How was this possible?
Simply put, they went from producers of great wealth, to great consumers of it.


35 posted on 05/13/2014 8:06:31 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The Vanderbilts held a family reunion at Vanderbilt University in 1973 attended by 120 family members. Not one of them was even a millionaire.


36 posted on 05/13/2014 8:09:32 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Oliviaforever

interesting his last remark on the tape was a reference to V recording him for two years and he didn’t know about it? I thought she self-identified as his “archivist”?


37 posted on 05/13/2014 8:36:27 PM PDT by blueplum
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