“Any occupation that requires a uniform is a worthless endeavor.”
marinemomof3 on May 26, 2014 at 09:58:29
“Except for Baskin Robins or Mac Donald's Chris?”
SpringBranchConservative on May 26, 2014 at 09:40:49
“Really! Why do you say that? You do realize there are many jobs that require a uniform.”
Kansas Moondog on May 26, 2014 at 09:30:31
“Funny. I wore a uniform as a firefighter- paramedic for almost 30 years. I don't consider my time in service to be a worthless endeavor.
My Dad was wounded twice in WWII fighting to liberate France and Germany. He wore a uniform.
People like you are the opposite side of the coin to the GOTP types.”
“Ask 99% of collegiate athletes what it meant and the stereotype of dumb athletes would be completely validated. This young woman seems too smart to be publicly educated. How did this happen in a public school? She has a great support system at home, that's how it happened.”
TheNewQuester on May 23, 2014 at 11:25:03
“Dude, she just copied it from somewhere and didn't even check the spelling.”
“Ask New City how they feel about that. Saudi Arabia owns more than 1/3 of the property in Manhattan alone. This country has already been bought and sold right under our noses. This goes back decades.”
“I understand all too well, that people like you will look past her illegal activity. Sorry, I need to work 60+ hours a week to provide for my family. I don't have time to take any classes. Maybe you could write us a book and give us all a good learnin' while you're playing your violin hanging out at Starbucks.”
Wallace1770Mary on May 11, 2014 at 21:01:36
“You know nothing about me. I had two careers and worked damned hard. I'm partially-sighted and am now disabled. I don't drink coffee and think Starbucks is inane. I lean more towards the middle class than you could ever hope to know and the knowledge i supplied you with, was knowledge gained in high school, so it is readily available to anyone with any curiosity or anyone who cares to really understand how government works. The other problem with people like you, is you make assumptions based on thin air, or a picture. I don't play the violin, but the viola and yes, I've written a book and worked 60 hour weeks. The last problem with people like you, is you vote, when you have no earthly clue what it is your're voting on or for. You vote "platform" rather than "principle" which I don't expect you to understand, either. It's people like you that have put this country in the toilet.”
“Agreed. He most likely thought that his money was enough for her to be loyal and subservient. I can also envision she did want to expose this horrible person for what he truly is. Looks like she did a fine job.”
“He gives minorities jobs on his NBA team. How was he discriminating against anyone in the workplace? I'm not defending him, I loathe his comments. What law did he break by being an overt racist?”
125cbj on May 10, 2014 at 21:47:10
“I know you already know but I'm going to explain it . first , who are the minorities that he give jobs to ? if that case you're a minority to the players because they're in a higher income bracket ...... OK . even though he hire black team players , that don't make him not racist . actually , most white own businesses hire black people but they don't like them and racist . which I and many other black people know and deal with as long as you don't show it publicly . OK . the law he broke was telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to his games , t and not to take pictures with black people , and not to be seen with them . which he can ask that of the girlfriend but when it became public it became racist .”
“@Germán M."-"This nation is too politically correct for it's own good" So you're saying that you should be able to spout racist stuff without consequences? It's about basic education and respect. It's not that people are afraid of hurting feelings, it's more like people are educated enough to realize that being racist is just a sign of stupidity."
While I mostly agree with you, his words were spoken in his own home. His castle. If you can't say whatever you want in your own home without fear of being recorded illegally, there is something DEFINITELY wrong with a society that condones the recording of conversations illegally. It IS relevant that it was illegal to record him. As I said before, I vehemently disagree with what he said. However, it should have never been made public. That's my issue with this whole scenario.”
Ryoushii on May 11, 2014 at 11:09:11
“Tough. If what you say in private is indefensible in public, then maybe you should consider what you are saying, and not whether you should be able to be blatant bigot in private. This also assumes what Sterling said was an aberration, it was not. It is his firmly held beliefs, beliefs he has repeatedly acted on his entire life in public. Bill, and I did listen to him, treated this as if it was a slip of the tongue, an inadvertent slip up. It was not.”
gernm18 on May 10, 2014 at 20:06:53
“Well I agree in theory; but what can you expect when the government spies on us? They can call you a terrorist, torture you, all without due process or evidence. All because of something you may have said.
It's a sad state of affairs indeed. I wonder if he'll sue. I think you and Maher do make a good point though.
I just think that as a man he should have been realistic enough to understand that a relationship based on money is not necessarily based on honesty and trust.”
“It's a chance we take with everyone. Whether he's the most horrible person in the world because of his beliefs or not. A person's home is SUPPOSED to be a place that's PRIVATE. The whole point is that he was talking to someone in his home. Those words were not meant to be heard outside those walls. The First amendment sees to that. Or at least it used to. Is he a terrible racist? Yes. But he shouldn't have lost what he lost because of his racism.
The legality is irrelevant? It shouldn't be. A person's home is the last bastion of freedom in this ever growing police state we have here in the good 'ole US of A. It's ridiculous that people support this woman breaking the law. But like I said before, this nation is too politically correct for it's own good. We're too afraid of hurting others feelings and therefore that halts people from speaking their mind.”
JeffE on May 13, 2014 at 17:02:54
“You clearly don't understand the first amendment, Chris. Go back and read the constitution, and maybe ask someone who understands it to explain it to you. Sterling's freedom of speech was not impinged upon. He invited his girlfriend into his house and into his life. No matter how you slice it, the fault lies with the man, himself, for both is racist mindset and his taste in women.”
Christopher Nagy on May 10, 2014 at 20:49:21
“You're entitled to your opinions, but here are some facts:
The recording was not made in his home.
She did not break the law.
The 1st Amendment is about protection from government infringement.
The recording was made in her duplex. Donald Sterling may have given her that duplex, but her name is on the title and the property belongs to her. So he was not in his "last bastion of freedom." The location of the recording has not been disputed.
The only way to know if Donald Sterling did not give consent for the recording to be made is if he claims that he did not give consent. He has made no such claim. Somewhere in the bastion of freedom, presumed innocence still exists, right? She says the recording was consensual (and that part of her job involved recording what Sterling said) and he has not denied it. Claiming that she broke the law then seems like jumping to quite a conclusion.
His words may have never been meant to be heard outside of her walls, but that doesn't change the fact that they were said. A man doesn't expect his journal to be read by others, but if someone finds it and publishes it then the writer may face social consequences for the thoughts he wrote. "You were never supposed to find out" is hardly a defense against people who no longer want to be seen associating with you. And that's what all these are: social consequences.”
gernm18 on May 10, 2014 at 19:10:25
“-It is irrelevant because the government is not the one who took his job. It was the NBA.
-Freedom of speech is not freedom to say whatever you want without consequences.
-He should have known better. For somebody who's a "job creator" and clearly above all of us financially, he should have been smarter.
-"This nation is too politically correct for it's own good" So you're saying that you should be able to spout racist stuff without consequences? It's about basic education and respect. It's not that people are afraid of hurting feelings, it's more like people are educated enough to realize that being racist is just a sign of stupidity.
-Now I wouldn't be against race jokes if done well of course, but you gotta understand that at the work place it's never acceptable. And when you head a big organization like the clippers you must realize you'll be more scrutinized than the rest of us. Is that fair ? maybe not. But is it fair that they make so much more money than the rest of us? No.”
“Well said. This country is so paralyzingly politically correct it's sickening. He's right, Mr. Sterling may be a racist and many other things but his privacy was violated. Then again, this is the reality we've made for ourselves.”
Tracey Thomas on May 13, 2014 at 22:48:10
“you had me until you threw in the phrase "politically correct" because not liking racism isn't politically correct and that's essentially where those who are ignoring or missing the 4th amendment points are coming from. the problem on their side is that in their haste they're missing the point about privacy and the slippery slope that is acceptance of violating basic rights simply because you don't like what someone said (i'm not just talking about the bill of rights which outlines and codifies those rights with the government). but calling it political correctness is a misnomer as the majority of people who use that term on a regular basis (think rush limbaugh) have a tendency to do the same basic thing just on a much larger scale (violate other people's basic rights because they don't like something which usually turns out to be people rather than words, personally i'd much rather people have problems with statements rather than each other because of discriminatory opinions on race, sexuality, gender etc.)
when is the last time you saw someone you thought was politically correct try to pass an amendment to the bill of rights that stated that you didn't have the right to your own thoughts? contrasted with when is the last time those who don't like "political correctness" tried to make discrimination of gay people legal?
there's nothing politically correct about disliking racism or criticizing it. there is something wrong when you violate other people's privacy so you can do so.”
stevieboy5150 on May 13, 2014 at 10:56:10
“No, this is the reality the left and democrats have made for us.”
george martini on May 12, 2014 at 20:39:40
“We even get our comments blocked here if they don't fit a certain pattern of predetermined correctness.”
jijjhnsn on May 11, 2014 at 19:12:20
“Violated by who? The girl said Mr. agree to the taping, and as for the tape being public, that's on him.”
USAndy on May 11, 2014 at 12:01:55
“Implicit with exercising our free speech is accepting and being responsible for the impact it has on those who hear it. We are not protected from public outcry in response to our speech. And yes, he was done in by a private individual, not our government. The notion that we are sliding toward East Germany fears is not warranted, yet I give a big thumbs up to Maher for his guts in bucking the outrage.”
Margo Arrowsmith on May 11, 2014 at 11:19:34
“Especially sine all those people, including the players said or did nothing when he acted on the racism by refusing to rent to blacks or Mexicans.”
SeektheTruth on May 11, 2014 at 09:37:00
“Society is not to blame. A gold-digger is. And a racist.”
CanuckistanCommie on May 11, 2014 at 02:55:50
“He gave up his privacy when he opened his mouth. She did not force the words from his lips.
We have seen spouses place hidden camera's in their homes to observe if their partner is cheating. Have we seen any 4th Amendment lawsuits? In fact, the courts have allowed that as evidence in a divorce.
No right is absolute and the wording in the Constitution is vague but implied that it is directed at governmental interference.”
125cbj on May 10, 2014 at 19:06:17
“True . but he was exposed making racist comments so the NBA had to act accordingly . and I know some people don't care that he did , but his comments violated rules of the law .................... '' DISCRIMINATION '' .”
strand48 on May 10, 2014 at 18:59:29
“I agree about PC slowly paralyzing this country. If it increases I can see this country being more like N. Korea as far as "we must be careful what we say and to who we say it to"”
KillerWolf777 on May 10, 2014 at 13:32:08
“She leaked to the press was he was saying to other people for years, with only threats of lawsuits to keep them in line. She got fed up, and put out what sounded like a "typical" conversation with his mistress about being seen with minorities. People defending this guy are apparently no better. Personally, I think Maher is offended anytime a mistress leaks anything.”
BlackOps100 on May 10, 2014 at 12:51:08
“His privacy was violated by his girlfriend not the government.”
1. Arrested for auto theft
2. Accused of intimidation with a gun
3. Charged with carrying a concealed weapon
4. Twice arrested on weapons charges
5. Convicted of possession of an unregistered gun
6. Investigated for arson
7. Charged with repeatedly using his office for personal financial gain
8. Charged with seating House oversight and government reform committee with members having close connections to industries that could benefit from his investigations
All the while he goes on frivolous witch hunts while millions of Americans are serving lengthy sentences for victimless crimes. What the heck is wrong with country?”
“What's hilarious is that the manufactured celebrity Nicole Richie that's famous for contributing nothing is there. At least Kim K. and Paris videotaped themselves having sex. If that doesn't make you a celeb, NOTHING WILL here in the states. Ridiculous.”
“My blue and my red nose males are around 90 lbs. each. They BOTH climb on me while I'm on the couch but I can hardly ever say no. They sure aren't Pomeranian's, that's for sure. You should see them play with my 10 year old daughter, they're so gentle and careful.”
Nativeskingrl on Apr 20, 2014 at 10:01:39
“I believe you. I've had dogs all my life but, pits are unique. They're always ready to play and know how to relax.”
“If that's true, which I agree to a certain extent, I'd like the opportunity to educate more people about the breed. The misconceptions and general stereotypes put upon pits are astoundingly narrow minded and one sided. Primarily due to the media covering only the negative aspects of irresponsible pit ownership, because that's what sells. These 'fluff' pieces don't really have the traction that's needed to reverse the negative stigma attached to the breed unfortunately. If I can change the perception of just one person, I feel that I've helped in some small way. I don't own my dogs, I just share time with them. They are my companions and are absolutely the most wonderful, loving, obedient, loyal animals I've ever had the privilege to know.”
“The 'AMERICAN' Music Awards takes place in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA. Citizens of our nation are called AMERICANS in the every day vernacular, are they not? Justin Bieber is CANADIAN. Citizens of Canada are called Canadians, not Americans, the last time I checked. Citizens of countries in South America are called SOUTH AMERICANS. You see the difference don't you? Or, maybe you just want to be difficult. Whatever your reason for defending the Biebs, you're missing the point and you're welcome for the lesson. Have a great day.”
“This matters because you think it matters to me? You're mistaken, I'm very happy with what I have. I'm a skilled craftsman, everything I have materially, my hands have earned. Unlike the Biebs, I don't have an army of publicists, managers and marketing agents targeting the disposable income of teenage girls (and some teenage boys) for what they like to call "music'. It's another example of society elevating stupid, spoiled brats and a certain demographic of the population eating it up. Stop making stupid people famous.”
Fay Butler on Apr 20, 2014 at 06:30:30
“What do you really know about Beiber (who I have never heard sing)? I know that he was born in Canada to a single mother who struggled to rear him by herself in dire poverty on the government dole - much like Elvis. But not for long. His talent (God given) was discovered early and good financial fortune came his way. He is not even 20 years old yet. He is a child of his times and lives under a microscope.
Do you think he doesn't work hard? You try keeping his schedule. You try hours of practice, of traveling from pillar to post all the time and having to deal with bad press that people like you believe. As far as the targeting of teen girls - they're his age, for heavens sake. They used to swoon over
I suppose you believe Mozart (a child prodigy), Beethoven, whose father beat him so bad for not being a child prodigy he later went deaf, Depp, whose father deserted the family and left his mother so distraught he had to drop out of school to help her, and the Beetles, also young men of foreign heritage gifted with musical ability. Through the ages, many others started out young and did nothing but create entertainment we still enjoy.
I suppose you think, if they had all come here, they should have been deported, too. Despite your protestations, my friend, are jealous.”