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Pity Poor Missouri

ConQuest (in Kansas City) and Archon (in St. Louis) are two of my favorite regional conventions. I've been attending both, off and on, for decades. I have lots of good friends in Missouri. Some of them are even football fans.

This has not been their year, to say the least. The Chiefs and the Rams are both 0-4, and the prospects of either one getting better soon is not high. And now, to drip some acid into the wounds, ESPN reports that right-wing gasbag Rush Limbaugh is attempting to buy the Rams.

Oh, dear.

If this goes through -- and I certainly hope that it does not -- I wonder how all the black players on the Rams will feel about playing for such an outspoken racist? Or perhaps Rush will attempt to emulate George Preston Marshall, former owner of the Redskins, who kept his team all white when the rest of the league had integrated.

Oh, and here's some sportswriters from all across the country weighing in on the prospects of Rush as an NFL owner:


Nice to see some people speaking out.



Oct. 6th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow
I have read some of the things he has said. Honstly, I listen to him on and off for a while, and I haven't heard him say anything inflammatory like that at all.

I tend to have a conservative viewpoint, but I still tend to disagree with those like Rush is very significant ways.

Part of me thinks maybe it was done to be intentionally inflamatory or to draw attention, part of me doesn't care. Those statements I read are pretty much inexcuseable.

And I find it ironic that my first direct communication with my favorite author is on such an issue:)
Oct. 6th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow
I didn't want to respond especially after seeing George's response.

Rush Limbaugh is a racist. Only a racist would want James Earl Ray to receive a Medal of Honor.

Oct. 7th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Re: Wow
Perhaps even more fitting, from the link above:

"5. Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it."

Oct. 7th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Re: Wow
I lean conservative on a lot of things too (I actually consider myself a Libertarian), but Rush Limbaugh is clearly a racist fear mongering idiot. It makes me sad that he is often cited as a prominent voice for conservatives, as there are sensible voices on that side of the argument that are drowned out by his mindless, nonsensical bellowing.


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