Thou shalt not tell the truth if it might hurt the feelings of someone other than a white male or may point out a weakness or anything other than perfectness in someone who is not a white male.
It now seems there is an all out socialist war [church, flag, patriotism, race, family, etc.] against any and all persons having "non-socialist" ideas.
If I can read this, with any clarity at all, this next 14 months is going to be unimaginable.
Of far greater concern is the rumors swirling around Rush about the prescription drugs. This is something that could genuinely ruin the man if the allegations end up having some truth to them (which at this point, I have absolutely no opinion either way). This is what admirers of Rush should be worried about. Not some nonsensical football talking head show that hardly anybody (including many football fans) even watches.
Baker said that white guys had more trouble with the heat of summer than blacks because blacks had been bred pre-history in equatorial zones. The implication was that white guys perform poorly during day games.
3. Some sportswriters want to see a black quarterback do well.
Close, Rush did not say "some" he said the 'media' implying more than just 'some'. Rush's comments, to be honest, make the claim that he (Rush) thinks the media has over hyped McNabb. He goes on to say that he thinks it is because this 'media' wants to see a black quarterback suceed. So in fact, Rush is saying that the 'media' stories touting McNabbs skills over the last couple years are not based truly on McNabb's skill but rather because he is black and the 'media' wants him to succeed.
I happen to this Rush is dead wrong on this one. Sports is one of the few places where people are mostly judged on their skill not their color, with some exceptions. Rush's comment implies that he thinks the postive media about McNabb was because he is black, not because he is good or was just over-hyped for reasons other than race. Rush is entitled to his opinion and others are entitled to think it is racist.
Do you need any further clarification of what Limbaugh said? Do I have to break it down for you? OK ... step-by-step:
1. I don't think Donovan McNabb hasn't been a very good quarterback, but he has been praised in the media from the beginning.
2. The National Football League is promoting players and coaches based on other than 100% merit.
3. The 'media' want to see a black quarterback succeed and that is why the media over-hyped McNabb, because he is a black man and they wanted him to succeed.
4. It was the defense, not McNabb who got them there.
That is a more accurate translation. One I think Rush would still stand by. But let's call this what it was. Rush was indicting the 'media' for promoting players based on race not skill. That was his point. Obviously, it is #3 that is the issue. Rush is entitled to this opinion, but he need to back it up. He has basically claimed that the entire 'media' is prejudiced in favor of McNabb and that they have been falsely reporting on his skills because he is black. Rush is the one making this claim. He cannot pussyfoot around and pretend all he was saying was that "black sportswriters want McNabb to succeed" and that he will take that back if people want. Rush should either be a man and actually stand up for and back up what he said.....but he should not weasel his way out. His comment, taken in totality, has only one intrepretation and it is the one most of the world sees.
I have amazed myself with how concerned I am with this. I had never realized how much he had influenced me. (for the betteR) I don't see this as a coordinated attack by the "left", but as several things bubbling in the pot for Rush.
If he had a choice, he should not of resigned. Knowing how he is, I feel he didn't have that choice. But it is just as likely he is 'tired'.
The pill thing bothers me, for I think it shows he is under exteme pressure and, if true, has some issues he needs to get straight. But it does not show hypocrasy in his political and social views.
If you apply his way of thinking, in the long run it should make him stronger, but I suspect he may just not see it as his fight anymore. The man has a lot of enemies out there, is getting older, and he has a lot of money in the bank. Golfing requires less stress.
Even if one does not believe in some of his stands on issues, I think he needs to hear from people who support him overall at this time, and I think we need to stand up without him for for him and what we believe.