Quotes of the day

posted at 10:01 pm on April 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he will try to force the controversial owner to sell his franchise. Sterling also was fined $2.5 million, and Silver made no effort to hide his outrage over the comments…

Silver said Sterling acknowledged he was the man on the tape.

Sterling is immediately barred from attending NBA games or practices, being present at any Clippers office or facility, or participating in any business or player personnel decisions involving the team. He also cannot participate in any league business going forward.

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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to back the NBA’s decision to ban Clippers owner Donald Sterling from games and practices for life, condemning racist remarks attributed to Sterling and demanding a personal apology to Magic Johnson and all Angelenos.

The resolution, presented by Councilman Bernard C. Parks, also asked The Times and other newspapers to stop running ads for Sterling’s real estate empire and “alleged civic activities.” The Times had no immediate comment on the request to drop Sterling’s advertisements…

He added that “at the minimum, Mr. Sterling owes the city of Los Angeles a personal apology.”

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It’s a harsh punishment, no doubt. But let’s not kid ourselves about the $2.5 million. Sterling, after all, is reportedly worth $1.9 billion. According to a 2013 Credit Suisse report on global wealth, the median American is worth $44,911. In other words, a $2.5 million fine for Sterling is like a $59 fine for that middle-of-the-road American.

Also, a reminder: Donald Sterling bought the Clippers for $12.5 million. The team is now worth at least $575 million; some think it’s worth more than $1 billion. We have a feeling he’ll come out of this just fine.

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Coming into the press conference, legal experts even disagreed on whether Silver had the power to ask the board of governors (which consists of the league’s 30 owners) to vote on kicking an owner out of the league.

Combine all of that with the fact that Sterling is a notoriously litigious man, and Silver had plenty of excuses to be apprehensive in the severity of his punishment.

But Silver didn’t take a half-measure; he burned Sterling to the ground.

He risked embarrassment (if he doesn’t get the three-fourths majority of owners he needs to oust Sterling), litigation (if Sterling sues him), and precedent (there is now a roadmap for ousting owners for their statements and beliefs).

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Imagine a world where public opinion takes a sharp turn against say, fracking. The last thing Aubrey McClendon wants is a throng of pitchfork-wielding environmentalist protesters camping out in front of Chesapeake Arena, home to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Or if an objection to gay marriage is suddenly viewed by the vast majority of individuals as solely an expression of homophobic bigotry. Do you think the Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos wants fans of the team having to decide whether buying tickets is a form of validating his statements that gays “keep asking for favors,” and that marriage is “not vital to them, in my opinion?”

This is why Silver’s actions today were surprising. He has established as precedent the idea that words and actions that have nothing to do with what occurs on the court could result in the loss of a billion dollar asset.

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[Y]es, of course, if an owner of a business makes baldly racist remarks urging public dissociation from an entire racial group, private sector sanctions – from the NBA or fans or sponsors – are “permissible.” They are always permissible in a free country. That’s why Brendan Eich is out of a job. The second question is whether what is permissible is proper or justified, and that will always depend on the specific case. I think it’s obviously appropriate in the Sterling case – because the remarks are horrifyingly racist. If Brendan Eich had made comments telling his friends to keep away from faggots, if he’d used any such terminology or had ever been shown to have discriminated against gays in the workplace or in his daily interactions, then his case would be very similar. But no such comments are in the public or private record, and there’s zero evidence that he ever acted in the workplace to harm gay employees. Au contraire, which is why gay Mozilla employees were divided about his ouster, with some supporting him. Sterling’s remarks, in contrast, reveal him to be a crude, foul bigot – which is why there is no division at all among African-Americans in the league – or beyond the league – about his fate…

Now I have long argued that civil unions are no substitute for civil marriage – but am I prepared to say that everyone who disagrees with me is motivated by the kind of rank bigotry that Sterling represents? Of course not. That was the position of the Human Rights Campaign for many years, after all. They may be tools, opportunists, resource-hoggers and credit-grabbers, but they’re not bigots. It was the middle ground favored by at least a third of Americans at one point. They weren’t and aren’t all bigots of the Sterling variety. And I think the term “bigot” should be reserved for those like Sterling who have demonstrated it without a shadow of a doubt.

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But as league observers parse out blame for the first public relations crisis of Silver’s tenure, another group deserves some: NBA players. Although the recording is potentially the first inconvertible audio proof that Sterling is a dunderhead racist, many players were aware of his wrongheaded views.

Yet there wasn’t much uproar following Sterling’s sworn testimony in a 2002 housing discrimination case, during which the NBA’s longest-tenured owner said African Americans “smell and aren’t clean.” Throughout the years, high-profile players refused to challenge owners on their lack of action against Sterling, unwilling to risk their celebrity status and multimillion-dollar endorsement deals.

The fact they didn’t, at least not en masse, contributed to this mess. So what is different about this case that makes many players express outrage now? It’s obvious: Sterling allegedly attacked one of their own.

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Sterling has long been the kind of guy the NAACP should be protesting, not giving two lifetime achievement awards to, for God’s sake…

I get it, I get why: Because, of course, Sterling had compromised himself on numerous occasions, which of course then gives the NAACP a way to wheedle money out of him for itself and for causes it approves of, and Sterling is himself interested in buying some latitude from the NAACP.

So both parties enter a mutually beneficial transaction: The NAACP gets money, which it needs, and Sterling gets a pass, and maybe even two Lifetime Achievement awards, which he needs.

But while I understand it, I also understand it’s a very shady transaction, and it sure the hell makes the NAACP seem less than principled.

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White-supremacy culture is created, maintained and run by rich white men, Sterling’s peers. He is the longest-tenured owner in the NBA. Former commissioner David Stern had multiple opportunities to run Sterling out of the league for his bigoted actions. Sterling’s peers have always protected him … until he had the audacity and stupidity to be caught on tape explaining the culture they maintain.

It’s comical to watch the well-intentioned mob circle around Sterling as if his unintended transparency says nothing about his peer group. It’s equally comical seeing this issue framed as a “black issue,” with black people running to suggest ways to clean up Sterling’s mess…

Well-intentioned white people should be holding nationally televised panel discussions focusing on ways to lessen the damaging impact of white-supremacy culture. Well-intentioned white people who work within or support the NBA should be demanding that the NBA power structure cede some of its governing power to men and women who look like the overwhelming majority of the league’s players.

Instead, the mainstream fanned the flames, enraging the angry black mob looking for a quick solution, a sacrificial lamb — and now, by the end of the week, we’ll be back to business as usual, pretending the stoning of Sterling harmed the culture that created him.

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Silver said in his news conference … if 3/4 of the NBA owners get on board they can force Sterling to sell the team. If that happens it looks like Sterling may well go to legal war.

It sounds like it may come to that.


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Ratso!

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Ah hell-

Axe, I need your assistance again.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Has Honest Lib posted yet today?

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

I didn’t see him and I was reading a lot today…..

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Has Honest Lib posted yet today?

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

No. Most of the bad weather is in Florida now. We know people there.

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

So WHO profits off this sale of Clippers ?
Hmmm….time to follow the money I think.

burrata on April 29, 2014 at 10:07 PM

I hope everyone is ok!

KCB on April 29, 2014 at 10:07 PM

He’s probably attending all the injured.

31giddyup on April 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Evening.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Yep, been hearing the thunder rolling the last hour or so.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

No. Most of the bad weather is in Florida now. We know people there.

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Yep. There is a huge contingent from FL that post here…

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Evening Alt!

31giddyup on April 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Sterling, after all, is reportedly worth $1.9 billion.

and yet the moron didn’t have the sense to buy a better looking gold-digger for himself ?

burrata on April 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

West Texas needs rain!
*And NO MORE dust storms*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Shouldn’t it be a matter of just a little bit more concern that we have a racist, not to mention fascist psychopath, in the White House than who owns some silly basketball team?

VorDaj on April 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

HA Mama! {{{squeeze}}}}

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

31giddyup on April 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Hiya!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

13m
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s ‘very, very interested’ in buying the Los Angeles Clippers – @USATODAY
read more on usatoday.com

Murphy9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

SOPHIR R — Meh, no way this is anywhere near first.

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Yep, been hearing the thunder rolling the last hour or so.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

We had the loudest thunder boom I think I’ve ever heard awhile ago.

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Shouldn’t it be a matter of just a little bit more concern that we have a racist, not to mention fascist psychopath, in the White House than who owns some silly basketball team?

VorDaj on April 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

pffft, it’s divide and conquer time holmes.

Gotta get whats left to get before the whole house of cards falls.

The final loot.

Murphy9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Evening All!

OC…I wished he post soon.

CoffeeLover on April 29, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Hey Miss B9, will keep you and other Floridans in my thoughts.

31giddyup on April 29, 2014 at 10:11 PM

We had the loudest thunder boom I think I’ve ever heard awhile ago.

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

A few loud booms here too….but I actually love the rolling thunder.
Peaceful.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:11 PM

CoffeeLover on April 29, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Raining down your way?

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:12 PM

A few loud booms here too….but I actually love the rolling thunder.
Peaceful.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:11 PM

I don’t mind that but this was a flash and loud bang. I wonder if anything got hit.

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Yeah! A donald sterling post. Good times.

coolrepublica on April 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Sterling is an idiot, but he is no more racist than many of the players hypocritically finger-wagging in his direction.

Blacksheep on April 29, 2014 at 10:14 PM

{{{{squeezes}}}}} back atcha Miss B9. Oh, heck, {{{{squeezes}}}} to all! Builds muscles, makes the heart feel good.

31giddyup on April 29, 2014 at 10:14 PM

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Yeah..those loud bangs sometimes shake the house.
Hope nothing was hit.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:15 PM

…watch Magic Johnson get the team for a fire sale price!

KOOLAID2 on April 29, 2014 at 10:15 PM

So what is different about this case that makes many players express outrage now?

They have a racist black man in the WH now who wants to own an NBA team too ?

burrata on April 29, 2014 at 10:15 PM

31giddyup on April 29, 2014 at 10:14 PM

You on FB?

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:15 PM

What is this ‘rain’ that you speak of?
Damn drought.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2014 at 10:16 PM

I’m so tired of hearing Boehner’s hypocritical campaign ads. He doesn’t mention amnesty. I tried to find it on the internet but couldn’t.

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Evil B9 *waves* at ALT.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:16 PM

We got some live ones this last roundup.

wolly4321 on April 29, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Well-intentioned white people should be holding nationally televised panel discussions focusing on ways to lessen the damaging impact of white-supremacy culture.

Thanks, but I’m not really into it. I really don’t want white people organizing together and holding panel discussions where they discuss what’s wrong with them and how they can be less damaging to everyone else. But maybe you mean other white people, “white-supremacy culture” people. I’ll ask around or whatever.

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 10:18 PM

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:12 PM

nope all quiet. Local weather says no rain til Thursday. We could use some rain though.

CoffeeLover on April 29, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Yeah! A donald sterling post. Good times.

coldpubichair on April 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM

…glad you are so easily contented!

KOOLAID2 on April 29, 2014 at 10:19 PM

What is this ‘rain’ that you speak of?
Damn drought.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Wet stuff that falls out of the sky. I’m pushing for a water pipeline.

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 10:20 PM

CoffeeLover on April 29, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Ah..passing thru here today and tomorrow. HOT too.
So it begins..AC on…electric bill goes through the roof.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:20 PM

I hope Sterling sues.

Bigbullets on April 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM

I just hope this doesn’t dominate the “news” for the next week.

He’s a jerk; those that knew him and accepted his dough also were aware; they didn’t care.

Give him the max fine allowed by the rules of the NBA, and then leave it alone. If the outrage is genuine it won’t easily die out and the team will fold–or be sold.

If the team should stay successful then how genuine was the outrage?

Great time to find out.

predator on April 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM

I’m white. And I like supreme pizzas from Dominoes on payday Fridays.

Does that make me a white supremicist?

wolly4321 on April 29, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Honest Lib lives in/near Chilton county, AL. They may have lost internet. It is fairly rural, so service may be restored slowly. Despite all that they have the best peaches you will ever put in your mouth…mmmmm, peach ice-cream made from fresh Chilton county peaches. Pure heaven.

Doc Holliday on April 29, 2014 at 10:22 PM

That commissioner silvers looked like a tweaked out meerkat.

TinFin on April 29, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s ‘very, very interested’ in buying the Los Angeles Clippers – @USATODAY
read more on usatoday.com

Murphy9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Well, I’m interested too!

I’ve got (checks wallet) um, 53 bucks. Will that get me started?

climbnjump on April 29, 2014 at 10:24 PM

wolly4321 on April 29, 2014 at 10:22 PM

lol

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Glad HA isn’t talking about Ben Rhodes and the Benghazi scandal…

d1carter on April 29, 2014 at 10:24 PM

What is this ‘rain’ that you speak of?
Damn drought.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2014 at 10:16 PM

We need more here too.

Alt, could you check your e-mail?

31giddyup on April 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Doc Holliday on April 29, 2014 at 10:22 PM

As I tease bmore..no one has better peaches then Cali. =)

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:20 PM

I hear you on that too. Can’t wait /s esh.

CoffeeLover on April 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Well-intentioned white people should be holding nationally televised panel discussions focusing on ways to lessen the damaging impact of white-supremacy culture.

That right there is stunningly stupid. There is no “white supremacy culture” and white people, well intentioned or otherwise, do not make group plans as to what white people should do. What a crock. The guy is an azzhole, and azzholes come in all flavors….

Doc Holliday on April 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Silver said in his news conference … if 3/4 of the NBA owners get on board they can force Sterling to sell the team. If that happens it looks like Sterling may well go to legal war.

It sounds like it may come to that.

No doubt. Hard to see how that would work.

Forced sales drive the market value down.

Try announcing you are being forced to sell your home and see what kind of offers you get.

farsighted on April 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM

*wink*

predator on April 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I’m white. And I like supreme pizzas from Dominoes on payday Fridays.

Does that make me a white supremicist?

wolly4321 on April 29, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Ha! Then I’m a white pepperoniist. :)

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I hope Sterling sues.

Bigbullets on April 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Me too. What a stupid punishment he received.

non-nonpartisan on April 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

As I tease bmore..no one has better peaches then Cali. =)

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Who is Cali? And is she single?
Not that it matters to me, but Ive got some single friends who might want to meet her…

Doc Holliday on April 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM

*wink*

predator on April 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Big X and a few big OOOOOOOO’s.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Not too wild about the QOTD topic.

KCB on April 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Well-intentioned white people should be holding nationally televised panel discussions focusing on ways to lessen the damaging impact of white-supremacy culture.

Wasn’t there a black marxist who used to rant that he will make every black man snatch a high status job from white men ?
I believe Beck used to play that video on Fox .

burrata on April 29, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Doc Holliday on April 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM

California..(;

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:29 PM

31giddyup on April 29, 2014 at 10:14 PM

You on FB?

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:15 PM

No, but I do e-mail.

31giddyup on April 29, 2014 at 10:29 PM

I was sick of this story before the 72 hours of non-stop, wall-to-wall media feeding frenzy/bloodlust. Now I am in a media near-blackout and wishing I had not come here.

Jaibones on April 29, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Racist=someone who disagrees with what happened to Sterling. That’s how far we’ve fallen. It’s not enough to disagree with someone who says something racist. If you don’t want them harmed or destroyed, you yourself are a racist. This country is doomed.

DisneyFan on April 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

First, there’s no way Sterling can beat the ban or the fine, that’s all within the Commish’s powers and subject to arbitration, not courts, so he’ll lose on that.

As to forcing him to sell the team, a completely different matter. Here, they’re getting into the Anti-Trust Law realm. A forced sale, by definition, means him getting less than fair market value for the team, and he’s got a great argument that the league (and his competitor-owners) forced that sale, regardless of the reasons, thus improving the value of all their own teams. That part of the NBA’s Constitution and Rules has always been a question mark, even though when buying a team, you sign off on it.

Now, that said, the one thing the League can do, is give free-agency to all the Clipper players. That’s the real hammer hanging over Sterling and his family. The League does that, and the Clippers lose their franchise players and other bigs, all of a sudden Sterling’s Clippers have got to go shopping for players. What that means is that he’ll have to be paying $2 million-a-year guys about $10 million, and $10-million-a-year guys the roof.

The result of this reduces the value of the Clippers substantially, and gives him pretty much no reason to hold the asset.

Now, reading that Magic Johnson (and his group) is a major contender to get the Clippers, and is also a “special” friend of Sterling’s mistress-ette who made those recordings, and that Adam Silver made a very special apology to Johnson in his remarks today . . . connect the dots.

TXUS on April 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Big X and a few big OOOOOOOO’s.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM

How was your day, fair one?

predator on April 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Not too wild about the QOTD topic.

KCB on April 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM

…..no, but you can BET that llahpundit iS!!……he’s probably in a tub curling his toes right now!

…..this is Juuuuuust the kind of thing he LOVES to “give oxygen” to…..same as the Terrorist Mainstream Media…

williamg on April 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:15 PM

No, but I do e-mail.

31giddyup on April 29, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Here’s my throw away

bbbb.9999@yahoo.com

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Few people are more racist than Jason Whitlock, all 500 pounds of him.

bw222 on April 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM

At least 5 foot nothing Spike Lee has chimed in, my day isn’t complete until that two legged pimp mouse has his say.

Bishop on April 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

A$$-Clown………Obama Distraction…….Media LOVES IT!!!

williamg on April 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM

How was your day, fair one?

predator on April 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Getting over being sick…rested..
about to climb the walls!- stuck inside for days.

I trust your relaxing and mending well?

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Few people are more racist than Jason Whitlock, all 500 pounds of him.

bw222 on April 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM

He is also very unintelligent. Whoops, some of my racism slipped through.

non-nonpartisan on April 29, 2014 at 10:33 PM

1692 Salem Massachusetts, accuse your neighbor of witchcraft and put them to the test then take their farm and business.

1938 November, Kristallnacht.

2014 accuse a billionare of the thought crime of racism. Seize his business, his wealth, brand him with the letter ‘R’. No trial, no court, just an official decree in the public square, and a lynch mob in the street.

Joseph OHenry on April 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM

I’m white. And I like supreme pizzas from Dominoes on payday Fridays.

Does that make me a white supremicist?

wolly4321 on April 29, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Ha! Then I’m a white pepperoniist. :)

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I like white pie, so I’ll probably be fined, banned, drawn, and quartered.

TinFin on April 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Now, reading that Magic Johnson (and his group) is a major contender to get the Clippers, and is also a “special” friend of Sterling’s mistress-ette who made those recordings, and that Adam Silver made a very special apology to Johnson in his remarks today . . . connect the dots.

TXUS on April 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

I think you are on to something.

bw222 on April 29, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I’m back, been on the phone. Has Honest Lib posted anywhere today?

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Hi B9!

KCB on April 29, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Getting over being sick…rested..
about to climb the walls!- stuck inside for days.

I trust your relaxing and mending well?

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Have a speedy recovery. Mending well–went out and cruised the area in the Mountaineer (stir crazy, too) then got home and finally finished updating all my racing files and catching up on Derby doings. Then slept half the afternoon. ;)

predator on April 29, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Getting over being sick…rested..
about to climb the walls!- stuck inside for days.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:33 PM

……Stuck inside of?……With the?……

williamg on April 29, 2014 at 10:37 PM

How are our Floridians doing?

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Evening to all the Hot Air conservative Babes/Wenches…

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Hi B9!

KCB on April 29, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Hey Baby!

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:38 PM

I was sick of this story before the 72 hours of non-stop, wall-to-wall media feeding frenzy/bloodlust. Now I am in a media near-blackout and wishing I had not come here.

So sick of it. I turned off the local sports talk radio and switched to Howie carr, and guess what the topic was? Took me about 15 seconds to get Strait playing on the CD player…

After having this story shoved down my throat, and the fact that the Bruins are all week waiting for game 1 against Montreal.

Two of the things I have concluded looking through these quotes. Sterling is a POS. Whitlock is a POS.

reaganaut on April 29, 2014 at 10:39 PM

~~bends brain waves toward Resist We Much for summoning~~

~~encounters resistance~~

~~someone else is also bending brain waves toward Resist We Much~~

~~damn it SparkPlug~~

~~”you’re piker brain waves are no match for Schad’s half-brain”~~

~~damn it, seriously, move~~

~~*smooch*~~

~~omg dude do not smooch when our brain waves are overlapping~~

~~”i’m a smooch supremacist”~

~~LOLz, Sparky~~

UG! –Damn it!

*pant*

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Just hanging about …

gh on April 29, 2014 at 10:39 PM

At least 5 foot nothing Spike Lee has chimed in, my day isn’t complete until that two legged pimp mouse has his say.

Bishop on April 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Seen the Dogg ?
STRONG LANGUAGE WARNING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQlsSk7sCRM

burrata on April 29, 2014 at 10:39 PM

*rubs temples*

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Just a little info…

If Sterling does sell the team, he stands to profit considerably: He bought the Clippers for $12 million in 1981, and the team is now worth $575 million, according to Forbes magazine. And he’d likely have plenty of suitors: Among them is Hollywood mogul David Geffen, who spokeswoman Priscila Giraldo says is “interested” in buying the team.

Estimating the team may be worth closer to $1 billion, Feldman added, “He may get a lot of money from the sale, but I think it will allow the NBA to shift their focus.”

idesign on April 29, 2014 at 10:40 PM

predator on April 29, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Sounds like a good day…considering.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:40 PM

So, who wants to bet how long it will be before Dems decide to pursue hate speech laws?

lineholder on April 29, 2014 at 10:41 PM

It wouldn’t break my heart if he folded the team without selling.
It would be fun to see who runs for cover.

docflash on April 29, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Hey OC, see my post about Honest Lib a little way back…

Doc Holliday on April 29, 2014 at 10:42 PM

At least 5 foot nothing Spike Lee has chimed in, my day isn’t complete until that two legged pimp mouse has his say.

Bishop on April 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Heh.

Jaibones on April 29, 2014 at 10:42 PM

It wouldn’t break my heart if he folded the team without selling.
It would be fun to see who runs for cover.

docflash on April 29, 2014 at 10:41 PM

That would certainly be interesting…

OmahaConservative on April 29, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Axe on April 29, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Pepperoni stuck in the zipper ?

gh on April 29, 2014 at 10:42 PM

idesign on April 29, 2014 at 10:40 PM

How much will he pay in taxes on his forced sale and the unearned windfall profits the sale generate? What’s the combined tax rate in Los Angles?

Joseph OHenry on April 29, 2014 at 10:43 PM

……Stuck inside of?……With the?……

williamg on April 29, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Hey willg.
Flu/upper respiratory crap.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 10:43 PM

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