Thursday, September 18, 2008

Limbaugh, go away and shut up

Why do some still listen to what Rush Limbaugh says? I guess either you're like him and believe in the things he does, and/or you're a racist just like him. Wow what a complete loser that needs to just go away and shut his own mouth. This blog post on Jonathan Martin's blog on Politico.com sparked me to say the above. Some quotes from the post:

The commercial, to air in Limbaugh's home state of Florida as well as Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada, features a picture of the conservative talk show host and shows his words on the screen: "Mexicans are stupid and unqualified" and "Shut your mouth or get out." It was first reported by the Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe.

"Obama is now stoking racism in the country," Limbaugh wrote in an email. "Obama is a disgrace - he wants the public to think he is Mr. Nice Guy while his thugs are in Alaska looking for dirt on Palin and he runs race-baiting ads and lies about what he has done and what McCain has done."

Two letters containing Barack Obama threats

This is something I expected to happen at some time, which is sad, I know. The Secret Service is investigating two letters with Barack Obama threats.

The letter sent to the party office reportedly expresses a wish that Obama "gets a bullet." The second to the unidentified Howell business owner includes racial slurs - preceded by a warning that the owner should "think hard about who you are trying to elect."

Michigan State Police said they are investigating racial slurs spray-painted on an Obama campaign billboard along U.S. 23 near Ann Arbor. Officers believe the graffiti, which includes swastikas and Ku Klux Klan symbols, were painted late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Obama state campaign spokesman Brent Colburn said he believed it was the first large-scale act of vandalism on Obama campaign material to include such slurs in Michigan.
Source

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

ESPN's Kornheiser apologizes on air for comment

Now this is probably not even considered racist by most out there, but think about it. I didn't see it, but here's what happened Monday night on ESPN:

After listening to a snippet of the Spanish-language broadcast of the game in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Kornheiser said this:

"I took high school Spanish, either he said he's not going to be caught, or please pick up my dry cleaning tomorrow."

And later, this:

"I said something before which I shouldn't have said, I apologize for it. Not my first mistake, undoubtedly won't be my last, but a 100% apology."
Source

So would you consider what Kornheiser said was racist? Now if you did consider it racist, did you consider it racist before he apologized for it?

With him apologizing for it, he must have felt that he said something inappropriate, or maybe he was being yelled at by TV execs to apologize on air for those words?