Thursday, October 02, 2003

I Got Your Free Speech Right Here!

One person makes a "shocking" comment which, when you really think about it, wasn't so bad. I think what these people hear is; blah, blah, blah, blah, blacks are inferior, blah, blah, blah. What he said was:

""I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well,'' Limbaugh said. "There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team."

I don't follow sports at all but even I have read on occasion the complaint that there are not enough black quarterbacks and black coaches/managment. Is it too much to think some people might want McNabb to do well because of that? You know there are people who are rooting for this guy for just that reason. And who cares? I would hope he does well too, so what? Is it really so terrible to have the opinion that the defense carried the team? How many blacks are on the defense? Over 50%? More? This whole thing is about one thing only - get Rush Limbaugh. Anything to shut him up.

"Democratic presidential candidates Wesley Clark, Howard Dean and Rev. Al Sharpton called for ESPN to fire Limbaugh, a conservative talk-show host. Others in the political and athletic circles also lashed out at Limbaugh's comments."

Rush Limbaugh is not allowed to hold that opinion because he's a conservative.

Limbaugh resigns from NFL show

And then we have the guy who wants to wear a t-shirt to high school with a picture of President Bush and the words "International Terrorist." The school told him to take it off or go home. He sued.

"But, the judge said, "The record does not reveal any basis for (the assistant principal's) fear aside from his belief that the T-shirt conveyed an unpopular political message."

So, just because the message is unpopular is no reason to prevent the student from wearing the shirt. Hmmm. Even though you can't intelligently make any comparison between George Bush and a terrorist. If you think you can you need to get back on your meds.

Student May Wear Bush 'Terrorist' Shirt

PS: I was just watching some interviews on ESPN and it is very clear the people who were calling for Rush to be fired believe Rush was saying that blacks are not as good as whites. My guess is they didn't even hear or read what he said (What else is new?). Anyone who payed a little attention in english class could discern that he said nothing of the sort.

Someone just said "to say that someone would want a quarterback to do well because he is black is ludicrous." That statement is ludicrous. What about Tiger Woods? No one is proud of him because he is dark skinned and kicking ass in a sport not previously known for black athletes.

This past week the news has been making me ill. I can't watch but for a few minutes just to see if anything new is happening. Of course, every time I tune in it's to the same non-news over and over. Why wasn't it news when Clinton gave China secret semi-conductor tehnology that enables them to have nuclear weapons aimed at US cities at this very moment? You think they'll never use them?

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