“Funny but we get this story from Northeast Ohio but nothing on the Tammany Hall-sized corruption scandal in Cuyahoga County that has been exploding for days. And this is coming from a Democrat (OK former Democrat).”
BitterRoot on Sep 18, 2010 at 10:22:04
“Are you making a point of some kind with this post? If so, what might it be?”
“The inmates are running the asylum, and i five years, the NBA will be like baseball -- scratching its head wondering why attendance is down and why they will have to beg people to attend.
The primary product is COMPETITION not the players. Look at how the NFL thrives with parity and a system that is focused on equality. The polarization of the league is happening on Stern's watch. Having only a handful of teams that realistically have a shot at a ring is what has destroyed baseball. Why should fans of the smaller market, "fly over" teams even care when they have shot? The "super teams" won't attract the attention of disenfranchised fans in the "fly over" markets because the players of today are perceived as punks.
Stern got lucky by focusing on marketing the players during the 80s because you had two historical franchises with dynamic supporting casts and likeable players. The players of today really aren't likeable -- they're laughable.
Look at Lebron James. He's an egotistical, self-absorbed product of some crackhead that has no sense of the larger world around him. "The Decision?" Have you checked out the website of his marketing company - www.lrmr.com? Bahahahahaha. Yeah that's a marketing company I want representing my business interests?
For all those that said Lebron made a "bidness" decision, remember that his "decision" single-handedly ruined his "brand" for life. James used to have a positive public image....used to.”
benhawkins on Aug 28, 2010 at 18:05:22
“The inmates are running the asylum. That is so right. Not to be too picky or anything, but James' agency is www.lrmrmarketing.com. He represents Chris Paul among other players.”
“Keep in mind that the teabaggers' rage is also the result of:
1. The crushing disappointment in realizing that everything they believed and supported for the last 8 years is the primary cause of where we are at right now. Think about it. They have to direct their anger, rage and feelings of hopelessness somewhere -- other than at themselves. Most people don't have the ability to appropriately and accurately assess themselves.
2. Knowingly adopting a nickname associated with a college prank that occurs when one passes out.”
“"The crushing disappointment in realizing that everything they believed and supported for the last 8 years is the primary cause of where we are at right now"
I don't think you are living in reality. The majority of us look at Bush as a terrible President that was spending us to bankruptcy . . . now the current policies are to multiply that irresponsible spending.
If you are under 35, you should really be worried that both parties are leading us to the same place and your future is seriously in question.”
“It's obvious DICK is trying to salvage his legacy. He knows that his grand "starve the beast" plan isn't what 80% of America wanted and now that he has left the country in such a devastated state, he is desperate to keep the masses from stringing him up.”
“Has anyone noticed an amazing trend among those that voted for and supported Bush and Cheney in 2000 and especially in 2004?
If you talk to them, they now say things like:
"I'm a libertarian."
"Well, both parties are the enemy."
"My guy wasn't nominated so I didn't have a good choice."
"Bush was a better choice than Gore or Kerry. Imagine how bad things would be if they were elected." (this one is a personal fave.)
"I didn't agree with everything Bush did."
"The Dems were obstructionists and sure although the Reps had power, they didn't do certain things they should have because the Dems were in the way and they didn't want to have to listen to them whine about it."”
nana4g on Apr 11, 2009 at 09:23:24
“Well, really, can you imagine having to live with the responsibility for all this?”
peppermint on Apr 11, 2009 at 09:22:37
“Gee, I never said any of those things. I still love Bush and Cheney and thank them for protecting us from attacks, both foreign and domestic.”
“Does anyone else get the feeling that Rush is recongizing his impending irrelevancy and keeps trying desperately to stay in the news by upping the level of his nonsensical, "controversial" remarks?
More and more it looks as though Rush is the guy who is desperate to be the life of the party but is no match for the more interesting, charismatic and substantive guy with the throng around him. As a result, Rush is clamoring for attention, jumping up and down, flailing his arms and "HELLO? HERE I AM. HERE I AM. Look at me, I have a feather duster crammed up my a$$ and I'm shaking it in time with 'Push it' . Cmon look at me. Look at me. I'm important too."”
way2sunny on Mar 27, 2009 at 10:29:35
“You are exactly right -- and that mental image I have now of Rush is revolting but it fits him so well!”
"According to an SEC filing made this month by AIG, a company shareholder in January filed a lawsuit charging Cassano with concealing his financial product unit's massive losses. Cassano stepped down as the head of the unit -- which made the credit default swaps that drove AIG into the ground -- last year."”
90% of the populace is outraged and Capt. Anal Cyst -- de factor head of the Republican Party -- is siding with the 10% who see nothing wrong with this.
I think Rush is using again. I really do. He is really coming off as even more nonsensical than usual. I used to think his takes were calculated and at least well thought out.
But lately, he seems to be in complete tantrum/meltdown mode. He swinging his arms wildly, flailing, hoping to make contact with something, anything.
For a guy that just signed a lucrative contract, his behavior is even more bizarre than usual. It's like he is taking the GOP with him over a cliff. There must be more to this. Something is going on with Rush/Republicans that we don't know.
Could it be that he sees how he got played and set up and sees the writing on the wall -- more and more GOPers distancing themselves from him as they hope to salvage what they can in 2010 and 2012 and just hope for survival? Maybe he sees his irrelevancy in the distance.
“I actually called AIG and manipulated my way through the phone system until I got a real person on the receiving end. I asked that person if they had ever heard of the French Revolution and they said yes.
I then told them that they needed to tell their bosses to get their $hit together or they'd be looking at another one.
The guy said he didn't know what I was talking about to which I responded, "You're kidding, right."
He then got kind of pi$$y about it so I hung up.”
TimeToPunt on Mar 16, 2009 at 10:30:45
“Thank you for annoying a low-level employee who had nothing to do with this mess.”