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  • An ‘angry and disgusted’ Charles Barkley unloads on Trump and his supporters

    04/02/2018 12:32:20 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 77 replies ^ | 4/1/18 | Cindy Boren
    WASHINGTON — Charles Barkley is weary. He was never a fan of Donald Trump’s, even before the election, but now he’s tired of ‘‘this turmoil every single day — the tweeting, the hiring and firing.’’ In an interview with David Axelrod on CNN’s ‘‘Axe Files,’’ Barkley was angry with those voted for Trump, saying that the president’s message had resonated with voters ‘‘who just won’t look in a mirror and say, ‘My life sucks because of me.’ “ ‘‘I’ve never been more angry and disgusted at this situation than I am now. This turmoil every single day — the tweeting,...
  • Charles Barkley slams NCAA, FBI and politics at Final Four conference

    04/01/2018 6:20:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    KENS-5 CBS Local ^ | March 31, 2018 | by Scott Gleeson
    Charles Barkley blasted the FBI’s ongoing investigation into college basketball’s illegal recruiting world Friday at the Final Four, saying the nation’s federal law enforcement agency should be focusing on more important matters in the country. The FBI went public with an investigation in the fall, indicting several universities’ basketball programs and leading to the dismissal of former Louisville coach Rick Pitino. “I’m still trying to figure out why the FBI is involved,” Barkley said. “Listen, I went to college in 1981. We cheated back then. We’re cheating now. They’re always cheating. The toothpaste is out of the tube. They said...
  • Charles Barkley plans to bring more black plumbers, electricians to Alabama

    02/18/2018 10:05:55 AM PST · by boycott · 89 replies ^ | 2-18-2018 | Paul Gattis
    NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has never been shy about discussing social issues or concerns within the black community. And during an interview with ESPN, Barkley talked about efforts he is making to improve life for some in the black community. The comments came on the heels of opinions shared by NBA superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant. James said that Trump "doesn't give a f--- about the people" while Durant said, "And I feel like our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach." Barkley also chimed in on Trump in the ESPN interview. "I'm...
  • Charles Barkley: Roy Moore should have been disqualified 'way before this women stuff came up'

    11/25/2017 1:52:45 PM PST · by Hadean · 62 replies ^ | Nov. 25, 2017 | Dennis Pillion
    The endorsement at least some people have been waiting for in the race for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat has arrived, with NBA great and former Auburn basketball player Charles Barkley telling NBC News, "if I lived here, I'd vote for Doug Jones." Barkley -- asked to weigh in on politics while in Auburn for the unveiling of a statue of him outside Auburn's basketball arena on the day of the annual Iron Bowl clash with Alabama in football -- told NBC's Vaughan Hillyard that Republican nominee Roy Moore should have been "disqualified" from the race long before recent allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted teenage girls...
  • Charles Barkley: Worrying About ‘Stupid’ Confederate Statues a ‘Waste’ of Time

    08/18/2017 1:46:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | TRENT BAKER In light of the recent movement to remove Confederate statues, NBA legend Charles Barkley said worrying about “those stupid statues” was a “waste” of time. Barkley said in his 54 years he has “never thought about those statues,” adding he would rather worry about bettering the black community.
  • Charles Barkley: 'Time we talk about race in America'

    05/04/2017 1:37:59 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 89 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 5/4/2017
    Charles Barkley, who caught some heat in 2014 for calling rioters in Ferguson, Mo., “scumbags,” might not be everyone’s go-to guy to talk about race, much less to spark a national dialogue on the subject. But the former Sixers great and Inside the NBA analyst will be talking plenty – and listening, too — in his four-hour docu-series, American Race. (When the show was first announced last summer, its working title was The Race Card.) The first episode gets a preview after NBA playoff coverage Sunday (11:30 p.m., TNT). On Monday, all four episodes will be available on demand, or on...
  • State of the City Address: 3 ways Ithaca will fight 'openly hostile' Trump administration

    01/06/2017 6:29:29 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | JANUARY 5, 2017 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- In an unprecedented State of the City Address Wednesday night, Mayor Svante Myrick addressed President-Elect Donald Trump and his administration, calling it "openly hostile" and saying that the City of Ithaca will stand for the needs of its residents in the face of adversity.... "I believe the fight against fascism will be waged and be won at the local level," Myrick said. "We are the antidote to fascism. We are the antidote to the rage that encourages people to vote against anyone who seems just a bit different." He said fascist governance works because it allows people...
  • Crazy Guy Murders UPS Driver, Claims He Was Killing Donald Trump

    12/20/2016 7:09:46 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 60 replies
    the Daily Caller ^ | 12/20/16 | Blake Neff
    A New York man’s legal defense for murdering a UPS driver is apparently to claim he thought he was brutally killing president-elect Donald Trump instead. Justin Barkley, a 38-year-old Ithaca man, is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of William Schumacher in a Wal-Mart parking lot Dec. 8. But during Barkley’s arraignment hearing Monday, during which he attempted to enter a guilty plea, Barkley says the person he killed was Trump, not Schumacher. “I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly,” Barkley said at the hearing....When asked whether he could be convinced otherwise, Barkley replied...
  • Charles Barkley: 'We Need the Cops,' Without Them 'We'd Be Living in The Wild, Wild West!'

    07/16/2016 12:31:21 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 15, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    Former NBA star Charles Barkley, now an analyst on Inside the NBA, said that most of the blacks killed that he has known were killed by other blacks -- not by white cops -- which he finds morally outrageous because it is rarely discussed, and he stressed that "we need the cops" because, without them, "we'd be living in the wild, wild West!" During a July 12 discussion on the Dan Le Batard radio show about the police and black men, Barkley said, “We don’t have near the outrages we do when a white cop kills somebody. Dan, I’ve been...
  • Barkley VS. Savage 2003 (Immigration & Clinton)

    12/12/2015 10:21:29 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 29, 2007
    The Michael Savage/Charles Barkley debate on Talkback Live.
  • Barkley to Critics: They Can 'Kiss My Ass'

    12/06/2014 8:06:27 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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