While mentioning the death of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, Rush Limbaugh managed to find a way to get a racial angle into it.
What seems amazing to me is on an MSNBC message board the usual "Dittoheads" lined up in Rush's defense.....but do these geniuses realize that the term "cracker" is usually a pejorative used to describe poor whites, mainly from the South? And George Steinbrenner, dead less than 48 hours, is being trashed by Limbaugh, who either consciously chose not to show proper respect for this iconic American because it's "good theater", or he doesn't have the brains or the good manners to know better.
Also, Limbaugh's inferences about Steinbrenner's racial politics.....making ballplayers of color rich while firing white managers "left and right"....are something straight out of an old ALL IN THE FAMILY script. Had Archie Bunker been with us today he'd be an AM talk show host with a 10.0 share. For now, people of his ilk will just have to settle for Rush.
And as for Mr. Limbaugh....the only thing more disturbing than his words are his apologists.
So click the video below (if you dare), and hear Mighty Mouth at his worst.
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
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My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
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Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".