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NBA stars to play in Obama basketball fundraiser
The Sacramento Bee ^ | 19 Nov 2011 | KEN THOMAS

Posted on 11/19/2011 6:10:42 AM PST by mandaladon

Edited on 11/19/2011 7:26:49 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is bringing together more than two dozen NBA stars for a fundraising basketball game next month.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: basketballhaters; elections; obama
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If a donor chooses to give more -- and the website offers that option -- he or she can sign over a check for as much as $30,800. That contribution goes to the Democratic National Committee. ...............These type of contributions can only come from those hated 1% and corporate jet owners.
1 posted on 11/19/2011 6:10:45 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Put me down for ten tickets.
Not.


2 posted on 11/19/2011 6:11:55 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Does the list contain and equal number of blacks, whites, Hispanics, and Asians? If not, it’s a politicall­y incorrect, racially exclusive event, that fails to represent the “America” Obama professes to be “for.”


3 posted on 11/19/2011 6:14:04 AM PST by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: Travis McGee

Not like they have anything else to do. And no one really seems to care the NBA is shut down.....


4 posted on 11/19/2011 6:14:54 AM PST by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: mandaladon

The NBA has just jumped the shark.


5 posted on 11/19/2011 6:15:34 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Kozak

Thugs for the Thug.


6 posted on 11/19/2011 6:15:56 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: mandaladon

Never much liked pro Basketball anyway.


7 posted on 11/19/2011 6:16:36 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: mandaladon

Obama is playing King Ahashverosh. He’s having a little beauty contest to pick his new Esther, I mean Reggie.


8 posted on 11/19/2011 6:16:38 AM PST by Yaelle (Still helping the Cain train wheels go round.)
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To: Kozak

Today most people can get a dozen sports channels. NBA basketball is missing? Who cares?

Bunch of oversized overpaid mental pygmies.


9 posted on 11/19/2011 6:17:07 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mewzilla

it is ironic that liberal 0bamatron David Stern is a union buster.


10 posted on 11/19/2011 6:17:41 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: All

I’m assuming this one percent will be voluntarily paying more money for taxes?


11 posted on 11/19/2011 6:18:30 AM PST by newnhdad
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To: mewzilla

The only thing more interesting than than the NBA (even when they chose to work) is the WNBA. If it weren’t for all those Sport Radio and TV Reporters trying to make something out of nothing, no one would know the NBA is not functioning.


12 posted on 11/19/2011 6:21:37 AM PST by BilLies (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: newnhdad

One more reason to continue my boycott of the NBA.


13 posted on 11/19/2011 6:22:00 AM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: mandaladon

I wouldn’t watch an NBA game if it were being played live in my llving room. Just wondering though. Are any of the players listed in the article “people of lack of color?”


14 posted on 11/19/2011 6:23:57 AM PST by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: markomalley

I’d rather go to the zoo.


15 posted on 11/19/2011 6:24:31 AM PST by Rider on the Rain
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To: mandaladon
I thought the players were not to have any contact during the strike? I read somewhere that they need to get special permission from their teams to attend weddings, funerals, etc together?

If so - then this event clearly has the support of each of the owners of these teams and as a result, should be boycotted.

For myself, I lost interest in the NBA years ago but passively follow the Knicks progress in the papers, of which I will now allocate that time to spend more time here!

16 posted on 11/19/2011 6:25:38 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: mandaladon

OH YOU!

17 posted on 11/19/2011 6:28:19 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: mandaladon
Best sport in America. Too bad these players have gone pro-Obama. Too bad the NBA is not up to the quality of 20 years ago. But the good thing is that having no NBA just means more college basketball!

The only problem with college hoops is that the season is too short. An 11 month season who suit me fine1

18 posted on 11/19/2011 6:29:43 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: animal172
Are any of the players listed in the article “people of lack of color?”

Not a single one. :)

19 posted on 11/19/2011 6:31:30 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Perdogg

Jeepers, I hadn’t thought of that. You’re right, it is.


20 posted on 11/19/2011 6:31:51 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: mandaladon

I wonder what the “quid” is for this “pro quo”? I guess one fine day these players just woke up and said “Golly gee - we should have a basketball game and give all the money to 0bama.” Or was it more like, “If you guys want us to lean on Stern you got to show us some love”?


21 posted on 11/19/2011 6:32:27 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: mandaladon

Has he told them how much he is going to raise their taxes?


22 posted on 11/19/2011 6:35:49 AM PST by depressed in 06 ( Where is the 1984 Apple Super Bowl ad when we need it?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I wouldn't call them thugs in general. Kevin Durant seems like a decent fellow, Dwight Howard too. Carmelo Anthony on the other hand, had a part in the notorious anti-snitching video a few years ago. Sometimes a few people do live up to the sterotype.
23 posted on 11/19/2011 6:37:07 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: mandaladon

I suppose they didn’t think to give the money to arena staff who are jobless this winter?


24 posted on 11/19/2011 6:37:17 AM PST by GotMojo
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To: mandaladon

Big fat hairy deal.


25 posted on 11/19/2011 6:38:08 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: GotMojo

I thought it was all for the 99%!?! Maybe “occupy” will protest this game.


26 posted on 11/19/2011 6:39:16 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: mandaladon

I especially like the first comment on the article...


27 posted on 11/19/2011 6:44:04 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: depressed in 06

Special deductions and credits will be built in the new tax structure for those whose ancestors were American slaves or who were were born in latitude 1° 00’ N and longitude and 38° 00’ E.


28 posted on 11/19/2011 6:45:28 AM PST by BilLies (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: mandaladon

jesters before the king...............


29 posted on 11/19/2011 6:51:01 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mandaladon

And of course the taxpayers will pick up the tab to fly all these thugs first class to DC and put them up in 5 star hotels.
God forbid that the DNC had to pay for any of the pukes re-election fund raisers.


30 posted on 11/19/2011 6:51:46 AM PST by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: Free America52

I hope this is their last game.........NBA s-—s.


31 posted on 11/19/2011 6:55:08 AM PST by tankrlm
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To: mandaladon

Hey NBA and all you 1% ers who play!

Kiss my lily white, fat American a$$!!!

Never have and never will give you a dime or even a minute of my life watching your “product”.


32 posted on 11/19/2011 7:00:05 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: tankrlm

NBA = No Bama Again


33 posted on 11/19/2011 7:00:17 AM PST by kempster
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To: mandaladon
A basketball game for an Obama fundraiser?

When I saw that headline I thought it was a caricature from The Onion. The KKK couldn't have come up with a more insulting idea for a public event for the nation's first half-black president.

34 posted on 11/19/2011 7:01:41 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: mandaladon
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35 posted on 11/19/2011 7:03:18 AM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

So this is kinda like bringing back the old “Negro League” baseball, except it’s basketball?


36 posted on 11/19/2011 7:04:30 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: mandaladon

How about doing this for charity instead. Oh I forgot. It’s for the benefit of our fearless leader. Charity can wait until after the election.


37 posted on 11/19/2011 7:09:02 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: animal172
Are any of the players listed in the article “people of lack of color?”

It's not in this article, but Kevin Love is mentioned as a participant elsewhere.

Not much color there.

38 posted on 11/19/2011 7:14:21 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: mandaladon

The NBA Players union fooled themselves into thinking that the league is a necessary part of our economy. Oops. Turns out life goes on just fine without them.


39 posted on 11/19/2011 7:16:28 AM PST by lurk
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To: Sooth2222

An interesting concept....the Negro League had all the best baseball players. The American and National Leagues were the “minor” leagues and the only reason that their players were paid more was because they had a bigger fan base.


40 posted on 11/19/2011 7:17:38 AM PST by BilLies (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: mandaladon

I hope they all go bankrupt.


41 posted on 11/19/2011 7:18:06 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: mandaladon

In my wilder days I spent an evening partying with Dennis Rodman. The guy was bonkers.


42 posted on 11/19/2011 7:23:09 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: mandaladon; All
Reminds me of the great old joke from 1980:

Q: Have you heard about Reagan's new anti-poverty program?
A: 50,000 teams in the NBA next year..

43 posted on 11/19/2011 7:24:40 AM PST by ken5050
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To: mandaladon

Occupy the Gym!


44 posted on 11/19/2011 7:29:09 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Dennis Rodman, bonkers? For real?


45 posted on 11/19/2011 7:34:53 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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46 posted on 11/19/2011 7:35:45 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: All

I could do without some of the racism in this thread.

and some of you fine “informed” citizens know that there in a LOCKOUT, not a Strike? right?

Calling these players “thugs” sight unseen, and some of the other comments in this thread feed the stupid stereotypes of conservatives being racists.


47 posted on 11/19/2011 7:48:57 AM PST by Bushite
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To: mandaladon

Doesn’t pass the smell test.


48 posted on 11/19/2011 8:13:04 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

We need an NBA that “looks like America.”

Justice Department needs to go after them for racism. The make up of the league doesn’t reflect US demographics. De facto institutional racism.


49 posted on 11/19/2011 8:16:14 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Rider on the Rain

The zoo is much more fun. And if costs a lit less than tickets to the NBA.


50 posted on 11/19/2011 8:27:49 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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