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  • Barkley to Critics: They Can 'Kiss My Ass'

    12/06/2014 8:06:27 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/5/2014 | unknown
    On Thursday "Inside the NBA" on TNT, panelists Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith discussed the issues of Garner, race and Ferguson in light of Barkley's recent remarks on police and accusations of police brutality motivated by race.
  • Barkley To Critics: They Can " Kiss My A** "

    12/05/2014 4:12:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Breitbart TV, Jeff Poor
    On Thursday "Inside the NBA" on TNT, panelists Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith discussed the issues of Garner, race and Ferguson in light of Barkley's recent remarks on police and accusations of police brutality motivated by race.
  • Charles Barkley doubles down on Ferguson: ‘We as black people, we have a lot of crooks’

    12/03/2014 3:28:16 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Charles Barkley of NBA fame said he’s not backtracking on his earlier characterization of Ferguson violent rioters and looters as “scumbags” — and moreover, the grand jury was quite right in not indicting policeman Darren Wilson. ... “We, as black people, we have a lot of crooks,” he said, CNN reported. “We can’t just wait until something like [the Brown shooting] happens. We have to look at ourselves in the mirror. There is a reason that they racially profile us in the way they do. Sometimes it is wrong. and sometimes it is right.” ... “To be burning peoples’ property,...
  • Sir Charles Barkley: The Last American Who Can Speak His Mind on Obama and Ferguson Without Blowback

    12/01/2014 1:39:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There's only one man in America who can say anything about race and not get any blowback. There is only one man who can opine in a way contrary to the civil rights coalition version of events and not get any blowback. I'm not talking about Sharpton or Jackson. They get blowback from opponents and so forth. I'm not talking about them. There's one person not involved in the civil rights movement, not involved in the race base, there's only one man in America who can react to this and say whatever he wants to say publicly, not on...
  • Former NBA Star Charles Barkley Slams Ferguson Rioters, Leftstream Media and Obama

    12/01/2014 11:02:09 AM PST · by shove_it · 27 replies
    TPNN ^ | 1 Dec 2014 | Jennifer Burke
    One thing you can say about former NBA star and current analyst Charles Barkley is that he is not afraid to speak his mind. Like many other celebrities, Barkley has spoken out about the decision by a Ferguson grand jury to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown and the aftermath that has ensued. However, Barkley’s stance may come as a surprise to some. During an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia with Mike Missanelli on Tuesday, the day after the decision was announced, Barkley was asked to share his thoughts on Ferguson. Missanelli asked...
  • Why Charles Barkley supports the Ferguson grand jury decision

    12/01/2014 10:17:50 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-1-2014 | Husna Haq
    Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently called Ferguson looters "scumbags," praised police officers who work in black neighborhoods, and said he supports the decision made by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting. During an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Tuesday, the day after the Ferguson decision was announced, host Mike Missanelli asked Barkley about it and why "black America" doesn't trust the ruling. His response surprised some listeners. "The true story came out from the grand jury testimony," Barkley said, adding that he was made aware of "key forensic...
  • Former NBA Great Slams ‘Dirty Dark Secret in the Black Community’

    10/26/2014 2:10:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/25/14 | Dave Urbansli
    Former NBA great Charles Barkley called out “unintelligent” black people for criticizing successful black people as “acting white” or not acting black enough. “It’s a dirty dark secret in the black community,” Barkley said, adding later that “we are brainwashed to think if you’re not a thug or an idiot you’re not black enough.” “There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success” who believe “it’s best to knock a successful black person down ’cause they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful,” Barkley added. Barkley also said that black...
  • Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent’ Blacks ‘Brainwashed’ To Keep Successful Black Men Down [VIDEO]

    10/26/2014 5:16:19 AM PDT · by Baynative · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/14 | Alex Griswold
    NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke candidly about the problems facing the black community when appearing on a Philadelphia radio station, accusing “unintelligent,” “brainwashed” African-Americans of keeping successful ones down.
  • Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent’ Blacks ‘Brainwashed’ To Keep Successful Black Men Down

    10/25/2014 6:32:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/14 | Alex Griswold
    NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke candidly about the problems facing the black community when appearing on a Philadelphia radio station, accusing “unintelligent,” “brainwashed” African-Americans of keeping successful ones down. While appearing on “Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis,” Barkley was asked about a rumor that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was getting criticism from his black teammates for not being, quote, “black enough.” Barkley went on a long monologue on the subject: ”Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because...
  • Watch Charles Barkley refuse to apologize to San Antonio women

    05/12/2014 4:28:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 12, 2014
    Charles Barkley, known as the "Round Mound of Rebound" during his playing days due to his ample bulk, poked fun at the "big ol' women" of San Antonio during an NBA telecast last week, calling the Texas city a place where "Victoria is definitely a secret." And Sir Charles said Sunday night that he will not apologize. "You know that I’m joking around," Barkely said (video above). "But if y’all waiting on me to apologize, hell gonna freeze over.” Here is the clip from last week that landed Barkley in hot water
  • How can the NBA be a black league (Charles Barkley) if NBA commish says it's a multiracial league?

    04/30/2014 8:35:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 55 replies
    4/30/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    How? Are the two reconcilable? Secondly, should (not can) an owner of a team be forced to sell his team, and/or be banned from attending any NBA game as a non-owner - attending a NBA game like any other person? Example: Is the situation of an owner saying that blacks cannot eat in his restaurant different from someone saying that now the restaurant is under new management, and the racists will no longer be allowed to eat in that same restaurant? When hunting monsters should society be careful that it doesn't become a monster when doing so? I think so....
  • Charles Barkley To Romney: "We're Going To Beat You Like A Drum"

    05/07/2012 8:39:36 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 39 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/7/12 | unknown
    Former NBA great Charles Barkley commented on the presence of Mitt Romney at the Boston Celtics game this weekend during a post-game show on the TNT network. "Mitt Romney. Listen main man, we're going to beat you like a drum in November. Don't take it personally. You seem like a nice guy. But you're going down, bro," Barkley said.
  • PROFESSIONAL SPORTS COUNSELING PANEL DISABILITY INSURANCE (will Matt Barkley stay at USC?)

    12/04/2011 10:23:13 AM PST · by doug from upland · 2 replies
    rolltide.com ^ | 12-2011
    WHERE CAN A STUDENT-ATHLETE GET THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE INSURANCE WHILE IN COLLEGE? Family members upon whom the student-athlete is naturally or legally dependent may provide the money for the insurance premium. The student-athlete is permitted to borrow the money from a regular bank or savings and loan or credit union, provided a coach, booster or athletics staff member does not make the loan arrangements. The Panel and/or the associate athletic director for compliance will provide you advice if the student-athlete wants to secure a loan. The NCAA has arranged a disability insurance program so that qualified student-athletes...
  • Barkley gives props to Glen Rice for Palin rumor

    09/16/2011 11:11:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 16, 2011 | Matt Moore
    You've no doubt by now heard about the report from... wait for this one... the National Inquirer quoting an upcoming unauthorized biography of Sarah Palin (Deadspin.com brought it to mainstream knowledge). The Inquirer reported that Rice confirmed a sexual encounter with Palin in 1987. We haven't covered it since Rice hasn't been in the league since 2004 and this has nothing to do with basketball. But since if it's anything about anything, Charles Barkley will talk about it, and since, let's be honest, Charles Barkley is never lacking in entertainment value, we thought we'd pass along Barkley's comments about the...
  • Charles Barkley: In sports, ability to play should outweigh sexual orientation

    05/17/2011 10:33:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 17, 2011 | Mike Wise
    Charles Barkley is sick and tired of hearing how the sanctuary of the locker room is not ready for a male athlete in a major team sport to come out to his teammates, how awkward everyone would feel after they heard a teammates say, “I’m gay.” After all, Barkley has no doubt he played with several gay teammates.
  • Charles Barkley holds court during bizarre prison press conference (calls Limbaugh a jackass)

    03/08/2009 9:07:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies · 2,643+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 9, 2009 | Samuel Goldsmith
    It's Barkley for three! Days in jail, that is. TNT studio analyst and former Dream Teamer Charles Barkley reported to an outdoor "Tent City" jail in Arizona Saturday to serve his three-day sentence for drunken driving. "You come here when you screw up," Barkley said at a bizarre news conference hours after he arrived at the jail. "I don't blame anybody for this situation but myself." The loquacious hoops legend went on to blast critics of President Obama, saying "Rush Limbaugh and a lot of jackasses are giving him a hard time right now."
  • Charles Barkley takes leave of absence; police say he was drunk

    01/09/2009 8:18:20 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies · 538+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 9, 2009
    The announcement by Turner Sports came on Friday, hours after police said the 45-year-old Hall of Famer was legally drunk when he was arrested on Dec. 31 on suspicion of drunken driving in Scottsdale, Arizona. Barkley will be off the air for a minimum of several weeks, and no return date has been set, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it.
  • Charles Barkley's Oral Statements (outrageous police report)

    12/31/2008 5:20:03 PM PST · by RDTF · 10 replies · 1,317+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Dec 31, 2008
    Ex-NBA superstar told Arizona cops he was racing to get a... -snip- A cooperative Barkley also joked with a civilian police employee that, "I'll tattoo your name on my..." -snip-
  • Conservative Basher Charles Barkley on DUI Arrest: All I Really Wanted Was Oral Sex

    01/01/2009 11:40:52 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies · 2,423+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 1, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    When last seen in NewsBusters, former NBA star Charles Barkley was in the midst of a conservative bashing spree as you can see here smearing Fox News with this quote: “I watch CNN, they’re not f***ed up like Fox,” Barkley told B&C. “They are a mouthpiece for the Republican Party. I watch [Fox] a couple times when there is someone I want to see on there. But they’re corrupt." This was on the heels of Barkley bashing conservatives a few months earlier on CNN bashing conservatives as "fake Christians": Hey, I live in Arizona. I have got great respect for...
  • Charles Barkley's Oral Statements

    12/31/2008 5:15:29 PM PST · by Ron Jeremy · 30 replies · 2,563+ views
    smoking gun ^ | today | smoking gun staff
    Charles Barkley's Oral Statements Ex-NBA superstar told Arizona cops he was racing to get a "blow job" DECEMBER 31--Following his arrest earlier today for drunk driving, Charles Barkley told Arizona cops that he ran a stop sign because he was in a hurry to pick up a girl who had "given him a XXXXX' one week earlier," which the former NBA star described as "the best one he had ever had in his life." According to a Gilbert Police Department report, a copy of which you'll find here, police asked Barkley where he was going at the time of the...
  • Charles Barkley arrested on suspicion of DUI

    12/31/2008 5:49:52 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 61 replies · 1,927+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 31 DEC 08
    harles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving early Wednesday morning. An officer with a law enforcement task force that targets drunken driving saw the former NBA star run a stop sign around 1:30 a.m., said Gilbert police Lt. Eric Shuhandler.
  • NBA's Charles Barkley: McCain Can Only Win By Using Racism

    Are you getting tired of being told that you're a racist if you vote for John McCain? Well, former NBA star Charles Barkley basically told Campbell Brown that on CNN Monday, and went so far as saying: "The only way they can win this election is make it about race. That's the only way they can win it." Barkley also told Brown that "the polls are flat-out useless" because "most people who are racists, they're not going to answer the question correctly"
  • Barkley says he'll repay debt to Las Vegas casino after felony threat (Charles owes $400k)

    05/15/2008 7:37:55 PM PDT · by old-and-old · 18 replies · 93+ views
    AP ^ | Ap
    snip- He told radio interviewers and a reporter at the golf tournament that the debt stemmed from a wager on the 2008 Super Bowl. He did not explain why Wynn alleged the loans were made in October. "I've been gambling 20 years. I've never had this happen before," the 45-year-old Barkley told WJOX. "It's my fault I let the time lapse. I screwed up." Barkley, now a basketball analyst for Turner Network Television, denied any personal financial problems, and said the casino didn't call him before filing the complaint. "All they had to do is call and say, 'Hey, you...
  • Charles Barkley Must Apologize For ‘Fake Christians’ Remark Or Face Suspension, Says Rev. Peterson

    02/19/2008 5:19:44 AM PST · by abigail2 · 102 replies · 549+ views
    BOND, Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny ^ | February 19, 2008 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Charles Barkley Must Apologize For ‘Fake Christians’ Remark Or Face Suspension, Says Rev. Peterson Former NBA star and TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley attacked Christian conservatives Friday on CNN’s The Situation Room news show, referring to them as “fake Christians” and “hypocritical” people. Barkley has endorsed Barack Obama and has a problem with conservative Republican stances against abortion and homosexual marriage. He repeatedly told CNN anchorman Wolf Blitzer “I’m pro-choice” and “I’m for gay marriage.” Conservative radio talk show host Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is calling on Barkley to apologize for his bigoted remarks or face pressure for TNT to...
  • Why This Conservative Thinks Charles Barkley Is Right

    02/18/2008 4:14:12 PM PST · by vaper69 · 6 replies · 214+ views
    Sir Charles has been catching some serious flak from the conservative blogosphere for his comments about conservatives being "fake Christians." Frankly, conservatives should cut him some slack for saying he's voting Democrat because he doesn't like the direction Republicans are taking the country. Especially since many conservatives, and registered Republicans, feel the same way and are doing the same thing this next election to "prove a point", and that is exactly what they did the last congressional election. Conservatives were fed up with Republicans abandoning their principals, and they didn't like the direction Republicans were taking the country. If you...
  • NBA Great Charles Barkley Calls Conservatives ‘Fake Christians’

    02/17/2008 4:25:30 PM PST · by cilbupeR_eerF · 30 replies · 162+ views
    www.Breitbart.tv ^ | 02/17/2008 | CNN
    See and hear former NBA great Charles Barkley call conservatives "fake Christians". http://www.breitbart.tv/html/48184.html
  • FORMER NBA STAR BARKLEY: CONSERVATIVES 'FAKE CHRISTIANS'...

    02/17/2008 1:02:09 PM PST · by kcvl · 59 replies · 134+ views
    "Every time I hear the word 'conservative' it makes me sick to my stomach."
  • Charles Barkley calls Conservatives "Fake Christians"

    02/15/2008 2:43:00 PM PST · by Dallas · 86 replies · 1,038+ views
    Click Link Above http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=48184
  • Barkley treats (100) Tahoe firefighters to dinner (at Cabo Wabo after touring Angora fire area)

    07/14/2007 8:51:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 342+ views
    Charles Barkley planned to take 100 Lake Tahoe-area firefighters out to dinner Saturday night after touring the devastation of a nearby wildfire that destroyed 254 homes last month. Barkley, the former 11-time NBA star, is playing in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course through Sunday in neighboring Stateline, Nev. He toured the fire with officials for NBC Sports, which is televising the tournament that runs through Sunday and is running public service announcements with a Web site for contributions to a fire relief fund. "This is unbelievable," Barkley said while viewing the charred remains of...
  • Charles Barkley's Don Imus Moment (Disses NASCAR women)

    06/19/2007 7:22:55 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 22 replies · 2,544+ views
    You Tube/ TNN ^ | June Teenth | Self
    Charles Barkley has a Don Imus moment Barkley insults and demean NACCAR woman Listen to Barkley's comments after the TNN Nascar commercial. The You-Tube video is dated June 3. How can Barkley get away with making a comment about women like this and Don Imus gets fired?!?! Little bit racist, don't you think????
  • Governor Barkley? Hall of Fame inductee doesn't see why not

    09/06/2006 6:29:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 595+ views
    PHOENIX -- Charles Barkley insists he's serious about running for governor of Alabama, but he's got to move back there first. "I can't run until 2014," he said. "I have to live there for seven years, so I'm looking for a house there as we speak." And he said he is an independent, not a Democrat as previously reported. "The Republicans are full of it," Barkley said. "The Democrats are a little less full of it." Asked if he had ever been in the governor's office in Montgomery, Barkley said no. "They don't let many black people in the governor's...
  • Barkley's Serious About Political Future

    09/06/2006 2:35:38 PM PDT · by Wavve31 · 21 replies · 824+ views
    (09-06) 14:30 PDT PHOENIX (AP) -- Charles Barkley insists he's serious about running for governor of Alabama, but he's got to move back there first. "I can't run until 2014," he said. "I have to live there for seven years, so I'm looking for a house there as we speak."
  • Barkley sounds off on gay rights, religion and Katrina

    08/30/2006 8:39:02 PM PDT · by Dane · 108 replies · 2,378+ views
    AP, ESPN ^ | August 30, 2006
    NEW YORK -- Charles Barkley was his usual outspoken self during a recent television interview in which he said, among other things, that he advocates gay marriage, believes Republicans have screwed up the country and is "struggling with my idea of what religion is." The former NBA MVP, who is considering running as a Democratic candidate for governor in his home state of Alabama, also said Democrats have concentrated too much on criticizing President Bush in the last two years instead of focusing on what they can do to improve things in the country. "They're criticizing a guy who can't...
  • Barkley could run for Ala. governor in 2010

    07/27/2006 6:10:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 753+ views
    AP ^ | July 27, 2006
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has changed his political uniform from red to blue and is talking again about running for governor of Alabama, possibly in 2010. "Alabama, that's my home. I'm thinking about running for governor; they need the help," Barkley said. His decision was received warmly by Joe Turnham, Alabama's Democratic Party chairman, but with skepticism by a political observer. "I say welcome Charles Barkley. Charles Barkley has been a Horatio Alger story for many people, not only in sports but in business and broadcasting," Turnham said Wednesday. Turnham said he plans to...
  • Charles Barkley may run in 2010

    07/26/2006 6:04:16 AM PDT · by Condor 63 · 68 replies · 2,529+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | Wednesday, July 26, 2006 | CHARLES J. DEAN
    DESTIN, Fla. - Charles Barkley, declaring himself a Democrat, said Tuesday he is seriously considering a run for governor of Alabama, maybe as early as 2010. The Leeds native and former Auburn University and NBA basketball star has teased for years about pursuing the state's highest office, but he told about 900 public school board members from across the Southeast that he's moving toward a decision on the matter. "I'm serious," Barkley said. "I've got to get people to realize that the government is full of it. Republicans and Democrats want to argue over stuff that's not important, like gay...
  • Ex-NBAer Barkley admits to big gambling problem

    05/04/2006 6:28:23 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 3 replies · 242+ views
    CTV.CA ^ | 0501/2006 | AP
    BRISTOL, Conn. -- Charles Barkley says he has a gambling problem, estimating in an interview that he's lost about $10 million US over the years. "My agent has really worked with me to try to get it where I can go and gamble and have fun,'' Barkley told ESPN in an interview Wednesday. `That's easier said than done. Do I have a gambling problem? Yeah, I do have a gambling problem. But I don't consider it a problem because I can afford to gamble.'' Barkley said he's not concerned about his habit because he has enough money to cover his...
  • Barkley edgy but hopeful in zoning dispute (Belated Michigan Standoff Update)

    09/23/2003 11:15:18 AM PDT · by Pest · 3 replies · 199+ views
    Petosky New-Review ^ | September 19, 2003 | Fred Gray
    Barkley edgy but hopeful in zoning dispute BY FRED GRAY NEWS-REVIEW STAFF WRITER HORTON BAY - Bay Township excavator Lyle Barkley, who has vowed to resist by force any attempt to enforce township zoning violations against him, says if he can just be left alone he'll be able to get back on his feet. "It's the slowest year I've had in 15 years of being in business, and now with all of this going on, I can't get out of my driveway to do it," said Barkley, 55. "I have some work lined up and if they'd just leave us...
  • Michael Savage v. Charles Barkley

    01/08/2003 5:20:44 PM PST · by modern_orthodox · 143 replies · 4,587+ views
    CNN - TV transcripts ^ | 1/8/03 | transcript
    Listen, our next guest says liberals suffer from a mental illness and are trying to destroy the America he knows and loves and he plans save it. Michael Savage is host of the syndicated talk show host "The Savage Nation," coming out of KSFO radio station in San Francisco. And he has outlined his plan to save the country in his latest book, "The Savage Nation: Saving America From the Liberal Assault on Our Borders, Language and Culture." Hello, Michael. MICHAEL SAVAGE, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Hello. What a buildup. (LAUGHTER) NEVILLE: I'm sure you will live up to it....
  • Barkley Votes With Republicans on Homeland Security Bill (w/Priceless McCain Democrat suck-up quote)

    11/19/2002 3:37:30 PM PST · by SunStar · 65 replies · 210+ views
    AP ^ | Published: Nov 19, 2002 | Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press Writer
    Nov 19, 2002Barkley Votes With Republicans on Homeland Security BillBy Frederic J. FrommerAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - On the job for only a couple of weeks, interim Sen. Dean Barkley of Minnesota suggested Tuesday that he's learned to use his leverage as senator. Barkley would not commit to voting with Republicans on a homeland security bill until the Bush administration committed to a Minnesota welfare waiver - though the independent senator had planned to vote with the GOP all along. Barkley, an independent, said he received four calls from the White House over the past couple of weeks seeking...
  • Senator Dean Barkley's Official Web Site (See The Shortest Lived Senatorial Web Site Ever!)

    Dean Barkley, an independent appointed to fill the expiring term of Paul Wellstone, took the oath of office on November 12, 2002. Barkley was born in Annandale, Minnesota in 1950, and graduated from Annandale High School in 1968. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business in 1972 and a law degree in 1976, both from the University of Minnesota, and practiced law at Palmer, Hanjani, Barkley and Barley until 1998.
  • Interim Minnesota Senator Stays Independent

    11/11/2002 5:32:24 PM PST · by Paladin2b · 10 replies · 198+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2002 | Alan Fram
    WASHINGTON – Interim Minnesota Sen. Dean Barkley announced Monday he will be an independent during his brief stay in Congress, enabling Democrats to remain in control when the Senate begins a postelection session this week. As a result of Barkley's decision, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., will continue in that post when the Senate is gaveled into session Tuesday. That means Daschle can decide what bills the Senate debates during the so-called lame-duck meetings of the current Congress, which are expected to run for at least a week. EXCERPT OF ARTICLE
  • Ventura names Barkley to succeed Wellstone

    11/04/2002 8:50:10 AM PST · by Temple Owl · 63 replies · 374+ views
    Star Tribune | 11-4-02 | N/A
    Ventura names Barkley to succeed WellstoneOn the eve of the most hotly contested U.S. Senate vote in decades, Gov. Jesse Ventura threatened to throw the election into still more disarray today with the appointment of state planning commissioner Dean Barkley to complete the term of Paul Wellstone, who died in a plane crash on Oct. 25.Ventura announced his plans for filling the vacant seat at 10 a.m. -- just as a scheduled debate between Democratic candidate Walter Mondale and Republican hopeful Norm Coleman began.Barkley would "put the people's interest before the party's interest" in the Senate, Ventura said. He said...
  • Charles Barkley Attacks PETA, Now PETA wants him for a spokesperson!

    05/23/2002 8:23:37 AM PDT · by Exnihilo · 23 replies · 347+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 05/23/02
    PETA wants Barkley        Charles Barkley has blasted PETA. Now the group wants him to become one of its spokesmen.         The former hoops star stunned animal lovers when he protested the NBA’s decision to switch from leather balls to synthetic ones by saying, “Animals are only good to be eaten and tested.” He ate a hamburger, in protest, he said, and went on to attack People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals by saying, “I hope those PETA people are outside by my car . . . I will run over them like dogs.”...
  • Barkley admits to Lying regarding Augusta National Racism

    03/20/2002 5:47:47 AM PST · by ArmoredCav · 8 replies · 257+ views
    The Augusta Chronicle | 20 Mar2002 | AP
    Frome the Augusta Chronicle 20 Mar 2002 (AP) "The explanation from former NBA star Charles Barkley might be even more bizarre than his comments in Sports Illustrated accusing Augusta National of "blatant racism" against Tiger Woods for changing the golf course. Barkley told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he made his Masters comments only to generate publicity for the article. "I put the thing in there about Augusta to get everyone's attention, so it worked out perfectly," he said. "I liked the article, and it was a good, positive piece. But if I did a positive piece, nobody would care, and...