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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 04:23 PM
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Rush Limbaugh calls George Steinbrenner a 'cracker,' says icon 'fired a bunch of white guys'
Source: NY Daily News

As New Yorkers mourn the loss of Yankee icon George Steinbrenner, right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh offered his own inflammatory version of a eulogy.

"That cracker made a lot of African American millionaires," Limbaugh bellowed on his morning show Tuesday. "And at the same time he fired a bunch of white guys."

In the clip, posted by Media Matters for America, Limbaugh offers his rambling thoughts on the passing of the New York legend, saying "What a man he was. What a feature and a character he was in major league baseball."





Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/07/13/201...
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 04:29 PM
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1. And Limbaugh yells & screams he's not a racist - pigman's whole motivation is money, hate & racism!
Edited on Tue Jul-13-10 04:37 PM by GreenTea
Pigman is not a racist just like Lester Maddox was not, or is not Pat Buchanan a racist, just by saying your not in public doesn't make it so!!
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 04:32 PM
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2. And the racist was actually praising Steinbrenner in this bit
I still can't figure how he and Beck have one advertiser left!
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 04:51 PM
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3. His is the official radio station of the KKK
What a foul nasty turd he is.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:02 PM
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4. oh, you still mad about not being able to buy into the Rams?
punk
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 09:26 PM
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28. He could have made an all white football team. I am sure they would have been awesome.
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:06 PM
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5. Apparently he doesn't
know the meaning of the word cracker.
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freebrew Donating Member (478 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:14 PM
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9. Well, if this cracker ever sees him on the street
He'll be one hurtin' big fatboy.
I can't stand this pig. How he gets airtime is beyond reason.
And he claims to be from my state..

He better not come back.

Some leftists are not averse to violence when it's deserved.
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:06 PM
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6. Why does he bother saying African American?
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:08 PM
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7. It's all finally coming out
His hate of anything not white has finally completely come out. He has passed the point of no return and his ego and no sense of boundaries is fully exposed. Obama took him over the edge like many in the tea party. It's actually fun to watch.
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Kweli4Real Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:13 PM
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8. That's rich ...
Another instance of limbaugh's arguing Black success at the expense of those poor put upon whites. It worked in the factories and at the lower levels of corporate america, so why shouldn't the meme work in the sports arena?

BTW, Steinbrenner (a racist of note) may have made a bunch of "African-Americans" millionaires; but he made a whole lot more non African-Americans multi-millionaires.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:23 PM
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10. Limbaugh is ALWAYS wrong.
On every issue.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:24 PM
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11. Can we finally get this fucker off American Forces radio???? n/t
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:39 PM
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13. I'm with you!
This fool has got to go.
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:38 PM
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12. WTF does Steinbrenner's death have to do with making some Black men rich?!?
*ALL* Major League owners are making African American, Latino, Asian, Caribbean, insert-other-nationalities/races, *and* White guys rich.

What does it take to get this racist boycotted?
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cojoel Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:41 PM
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14. maybe rush was confused...
After all, he did fire Billy Martin, a white guy, a bunch of times. :)
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:49 PM
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15. I think New York should have a huge parade.....
and tell limpzilla to STFU.
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:51 PM
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16. "White guys"get fired all the time-What really bothers pigman he hates African American millionaires
Edited on Tue Jul-13-10 05:53 PM by GreenTea
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 05:55 PM
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17. I never really liked Steinbrenner, but Rush is just way out there with this one
I think having lost his supply of oxicontin has warped him completely
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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 10:55 AM
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29. My senitments exactly!
Edited on Wed Jul-14-10 10:56 AM by maddogesq
I didn't like George much either. I have always felt he changed baseball for the worse with his "buying" of teams, etc. However, Rush continues to spew his usual vomit ridden remarks that don't address anything that is close to reality. One can only wonder why sponsors continue to support his radio show of horrors.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 06:27 PM
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18. That franchise won how many world series with those African-American millionaires?
I am an Orioles fan, and as such, have a certain dislike of the Yankees, but that organization has to be the most successful franchise in sports history, save for maybe the Lakers. It is certainly the most successful in baseball, and a good portion of that was under Steinbrenner's ownership.

You can't argue with success.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 06:36 PM
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19. Limpballs is on drugs again.
:rofl:
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 06:36 PM
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20. Why does this idiot still have a job
when so many good, decent people have lost theirs? God, I hate the pecking order in this country.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 07:13 PM
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21. Limpballs couldn't hold a candle to Steinbrenner's ass to light his farts
He built a baseball dynasty that won ELEVEN pennants and SEVEN World Championships In the 36 years he owned the team as opposed to what has Limpballs done in his life? Spit bullshit in front of a microphone. The NY Yankees are worth TWO BILLION DOLLARS as a franchise. Limpballs earned George's pocket change.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 07:16 PM
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22. I hope the ghost of Elston Howard haunts your ass, Limbaugh. n/t
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 07:21 PM
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23. It's sad when a cracker doesn't even know wtf a cracker is.
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 07:59 PM
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24. So let me get this straight...
a private business man makes decisions based upon performance, not color of skin, to make money, bunches of money for a lot of people and that does not fit anal cyst boy's capitalist model? Is he suggesting there needs to be a color quota in baseball, even if it diminishes the return on investment? I think the world is upside down.
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 09:02 PM
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25. IMO the wrong man died!
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 09:12 PM
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27. You said it!
Reckon his new bride could be bribed to ...... nah. Never mind.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 09:12 PM
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26. Limpbone is throwing red meat
to his listeners who are essentially bigots.
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 12:05 PM
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30. Rush Limbaugh's on-air Steinbrenner commentary contains racial overtones
Source: Associated Press

Rush Limbaugh's on-air Steinbrenner commentary contains racial overtones
Associated Press

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2010 - 9:13 p.m. ET

NEW YORK Rush Limbaugh had his own view of George Steinbrenner.

"That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires," the radio commentator said Tuesday on his show after the New York Yankees owner died at age 80. "He fired a bunch of white guys as managers left and right."

Rev. Al Sharpton called Limbaugh's statements "repugnant and offensive whether they were intended to be facetious or tongue and (sic) cheek."

"For the last 20 years I have known George Steinbrenner and we have quarreled over diversity and community programs but I always found him fair, direct, and genuinely prone to do what he felt was right," Sharpton said in a statement. "He generated a lot of money for a lot of players as well as for baseball as a whole. ... Mr. Limbaugh and his broadcasters owe his family an apology."

Copyright 2010 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.



Read more: http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/article/2010-07-13/rush...
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 12:05 PM
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31. This must be from the AP - No Shit Sherlock File
contains racial undertones.... My God, there is nothing that bag of shit says that doesn't contain some form of racial undertone.
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benddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 12:05 PM
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32. racial overtones???
that was outright racism. All his statement that have to do with African Americans are racist?
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 12:05 PM
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33. Phone me when he stops being a racist... Ok?
His overt racism lost him his dream job over on ESPN. This hardly qualifies as news - but let's all thank the AP for playing the game.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 12:05 PM
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34. How I wish people would just turn this guy OFF. n/t
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