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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-10 11:05 AM
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55. disingenuous sanctimony?
again, lol. and take a look in the mirror.

Just because Barack enjoys sports doesn't mean I should take back what I said about mega sports. He's a smart man, he can enjoy a game and think about middle east peace and all sorts of things at the same time - NBA is not bread and circuses for him for he is aware and awake.

What this massive soma does for too many people is make it so important to them (to the point of junkie silliness) that all else escapes their heads and the high point of their week is to have their nachos and beer and yell at the tv either in joy or rage.
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  -do you think there is a right wing element with sports? RobertPlant  May-06-10 04:44 PM   #0 
  - I think it is due to head injuries by proxy  mitchum   May-06-10 04:46 PM   #1 
  - Yes and no.  Jamastiene   May-06-10 04:46 PM   #2 
  - Lordy, yes.  foxfeet   May-06-10 04:47 PM   #3 
  - Hmm... let's see ...  Ron Green   May-06-10 04:47 PM   #4 
  - here's a good chart on sports fans and political leanings  noamnety   May-06-10 04:48 PM   #5 
  - Not the NFL players.that's for sure......just the armchair fatass fans.  RagAss   May-06-10 04:53 PM   #8 
  - WWE  MkapX   May-06-10 04:58 PM   #12 
  - You should check out Jim Cornette's rant about Republicans. nt  OnyxCollie   May-06-10 05:13 PM   #17 
  - Vince McMahon is definitely a Republican  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   May-06-10 05:19 PM   #18 
     - His wife is trying to buy a senate seat too.  PM Martin   May-06-10 09:28 PM   #49 
  - WWE wrestling! LOL. The thing is, I DID watch it for years. Us crazy liberals.  Jennicut   May-06-10 05:04 PM   #16 
  - I had the same WWE-WTF reaction  noamnety   May-06-10 05:21 PM   #19 
  - monster trucks!  branders seine   May-06-10 05:42 PM   #28 
  - Monster trucks skew Democrat?  jxnmsdemguy65   May-06-10 06:24 PM   #39 
  - Sports are like the art of competition--but also cooperation. Here, the competitive thing is  rudy23   May-06-10 04:49 PM   #6 
  - i don't know. neither hubby or i  DesertFlower   May-06-10 04:52 PM   #7 
  - Pete Carroll  oh08dem   May-06-10 04:53 PM   #9 
  - I think it's a mixed bag.  LisaM   May-06-10 04:55 PM   #10 
  - No there isn't  Uzybone   May-06-10 04:56 PM   #11 
  - I think so, sort of like NASCAR  Whisp   May-06-10 04:58 PM   #13 
  - Even Phil Donahue was riled up over Chomsky's instance that, yes, sports do serve hierarchical ends  Echo In Light   May-06-10 04:59 PM   #14 
  - No. Read "Welcome to the Terrordome" and "Fool, What's My Name?" by Dave Zirin  readmoreoften   May-06-10 05:01 PM   #15 
  - .  Blue-Jay   May-06-10 05:21 PM   #20 
  - Not this crap again  customerserviceguy   May-06-10 05:23 PM   #21 
  - bread and circuses. nt  Whisp   May-06-10 05:46 PM   #30 
     - Yes, some of us want both  customerserviceguy   May-06-10 05:53 PM   #33 
        - sure. that's why things are the way they are, basically.  Whisp   May-06-10 05:55 PM   #34 
           - So I assume you don't watch movies, listen to music, watch TV....  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   May-06-10 06:15 PM   #36 
           - not much, no.  Whisp   May-06-10 06:53 PM   #43 
              - You're in "revolutionary" mode 24/7? N/T  DrCory   May-07-10 11:45 AM   #57 
           - If you feel that way, why do you have a enthusiastic basketball fan as your avatar?  Telly Savalas   May-06-10 10:52 PM   #50 
           - lol  Whisp   May-07-10 12:02 AM   #52 
              - That's all you will say  Seneca   May-07-10 12:34 AM   #54 
                 - disingenuous sanctimony?  Whisp   May-07-10 11:05 AM   #55 
           - Obama is a big sports fan  Seneca   May-07-10 12:32 AM   #53 
              - see my post 55  Whisp   May-07-10 11:09 AM   #56 
  - The NFL is based on a rather left-wing financial structure  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   May-06-10 05:24 PM   #22 
  - low IQs, increased incidence of brain injury,  branders seine   May-06-10 05:26 PM   #23 
  - Yeah. Especially that figure skating stuff.  Blue-Jay   May-06-10 05:27 PM   #24 
  - that's dancing  branders seine   May-06-10 05:31 PM   #25 
     - Oh. I see.  Blue-Jay   May-06-10 05:38 PM   #26 
        - I'm unsure 'hate' enters into it. I suspect he's making an observation on sports & social attitudes  Echo In Light   May-06-10 05:40 PM   #27 
        - A poor observation.  Blue-Jay   May-06-10 05:43 PM   #29 
           - Every time I read the name, Immigrant Song kicks into gear in my head  Echo In Light   May-06-10 05:48 PM   #31 
        - That is an ignorant comment.  branders seine   May-06-10 05:58 PM   #35 
  - i would agree that it is difficult to generalize all sports fan  RobertPlant   May-06-10 05:49 PM   #32 
     - It would be nice if people realized sports brings many of us together  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   May-06-10 06:19 PM   #37 
        - It brings us peons together  howaboutme   May-06-10 06:36 PM   #41 
  - all those damn RW Europeans, Asians, Africans and South Americans  Uzybone   May-06-10 06:24 PM   #38 
  - There is an elitist element that benefits from both  howaboutme   May-06-10 06:34 PM   #40 
  - Welcome back to DU, ****4!! Shouldn't this thread be in the Sports Forum??  madinmaryland   May-06-10 06:37 PM   #42 
  - And the "Sports are evil" idiots are out.  Odin2005   May-06-10 07:52 PM   #44 
  - It is the thing that annoys me most about DU.  CBR   May-06-10 08:18 PM   #46 
  - Onward Christian Athletes by Tom Krattenmaker  Shallah Kali   May-06-10 08:12 PM   #45 
  - All of us raging lefties  Codeine   May-06-10 08:26 PM   #47 
  - No  SoxFan   May-06-10 08:51 PM   #48 
  - I can think of two  Bert   May-06-10 11:19 PM   #51 

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