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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:39 PM
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does Neal Boortz owe Air America $5000??
Edited on Wed Aug-09-06 11:39 PM by LSK
On Larry King tonite, Randi Rhodes said he called Mohammad a raghead. Boortz denied it. He said if he did, he would give AAR $5000.

Well heres the smoking gun link:

http://mediamatters.org/items/200607200012

"Summary: Neal Boortz claimed that "at its core," Islam is a "violent, violent religion," called "this Muhammad guy [] just a phony rag-picker," and asserted that "t is perfectly legitimate, perhaps even praiseworthy, to recognize Islam as a religion of vicious, violent, bloodthirsty cretins."

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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:44 PM
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1. nope, I make bets at work all the time and I just saw their piece on King.
First Randy said he called all Muslims ragheads and then when confronted with the bet she backed down to the Mohammed only bet. She loses on both counts. As she often does, she went too far, embellished and was caught.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:54 PM
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3. Please provide examples of Randi "Going too far" and "embellishing"
And provide several because you say she does it "often".

Why do you listen to her if you think she sucks?
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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:57 PM
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5. Please provide examples of me saying she "sucks". Embellish much
yourself?
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:01 AM
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7. wrong she was interupted when she tried to say it ..then she came back
and said.. he said the Prophet Mohhamad...was a rag head or rag picker..

but she clearly said that jerk said the Prophet Mohhamad ..when Larry asked that jerk if he said it..

randi was right 100%

fly
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:45 PM
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2. Actually, Randi asked that it be given to Habitat for Humanity.
And of course he owes it, but he won't pay up. Cause he doesn't own up to his actions.
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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:18 AM
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6. Where did he say "raghead"? Randi repeated this 3 times "raghead".
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 12:18 AM by seriousstan
That was the bet.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:33 PM
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14. Does any Republicon?
Hell, this jerk pretends he's "Libertarian."

NGU.


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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:55 PM
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4. i love randi but i don't think she wins the bet
raghead is different than phoney rag picker (whatever the hell that means!)
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:18 AM
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9. Where did you come up with rag picker from
Did I miss a link?
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:29 AM
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10.  the quotes on the mediamatters link--i found it there. n/t
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:41 PM
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15. Here's the link:
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:03 AM
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8. Boortz has never been right about anything, he stinks as a political
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 01:07 AM by Rex
wonk. I laugh at his pathetic attempts at seeming knowledgeable.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:06 PM
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11. He will argue that the two words have different meanings
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 12:07 PM by Generic Other
"Raghead" is a derogatory word for Muslims referring to their headdress; "ragpicker" is a word referring to paupers who scavenge for rags hoping to find something of worth in the trash. I think the choice of words was intentional on Boortz's part. He knows full well that the derogatory connotations of the first word are transferred to the second while leaving him able to deny using bigotted slurs.

Randi is hearing the connotation and tone of the word "raghead," as Boortz intended his readers to do, rather than hearing the strict dictionary definition of the word "ragpicker." It is a sneaky piece of work on Boortz's part. He is a propagandist in every sense of the word.

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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:17 PM
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12. Randi is making her case right now
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 02:19 PM by LSK
She said he only owes $2500.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:30 PM
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13. I can't find a station streaming her show
oh wait...the AAR link might work
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