Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Al and Jesse, please go sit the hell down and let Rush Limbaugh buy the Rams already.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Black folk hate them some Rush Limbaugh. They don't even know why they hate him, but they hate him. Hell, I was hyper-critical of Rush Limbaugh until I turned 25 for two reasons: I'm black and like random Soul Train lines to Will Smith's 'Summertime', it's what we do.

Rush recently announced that he is part of a group that wants to purchase the St. Louis Rams football club. Instead of applauding that man for being brave enough to dump money into one of the NFL's shittiest teams, Black America chastised him and booed and hissed from the peanut gallery. And you know when Black America cries out you know our saviors Al and Jesse swoop in to the rescue. Yet again, they answered the bat phone:
From the Associated Press:

ST. LOUIS (AP)–The Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson attacked the bid by Rush Limbaugh to buy the St. Louis Rams on Monday, saying the conservative radio host’s track record on race should exclude him from owning an NFL team.

Sharpton sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, arguing that Limbaugh has been divisive and “anti-NFL” in some of his comments.

Jackson said in a telephone interview that Limbaugh had made his wealth “appealing to the fears of whites” with an unending line of insults against blacks and other minorities. “The National Football League has set high standards for racial justice and inclusion,” Jackson said. “He should not have the privilege of owning an NFL franchise–and it is a privilege.” The civil rights leader said he’s had contact with numerous players and ex-players concerned about the bid.

Limbaugh shot back at Sharpton on his radio show.

“Now, this saddens me as well this disappoints me,” he said. “I know Rev. Sharpton. Sharpton is better than this. He knows better than this. You know, I didn’t judge Al Sharpton’s fitness to be in radio when he wanted to earn an honest living for once, given his well-documented past as the author of the Tawana Brawley hoax. I believe in freedom and I also don’t discriminate.”

Limbaugh said last week that he is teaming up with St. Louis Blues hockey team owner Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the Rams. He has declined to discuss details of the offer, citing a confidentiality agreement.

In 2003, Limbaugh worked briefly on ESPN’s NFL pregame show. He resigned after saying Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.
Now why oh why are they making this an issue? Black women are still catching HIV/AIDS at a higher rate that any other demographic on Earth. Our schools are still failing miserably. We, and by we I mean us coloreds, are still paid less than our white counterparts. Our families are still broken and non-self-sufficient. Our urban neighborhoods are still very much crime ridden. Yet in the midst of all this these fools are up in arms about Rush Limbaugh buying a damn sports franchise?

Why? Because he says some bigoted shit sometimes? How exactly is Rush's comment about McNabb being overated and hyped because the media wants to see a successful black quarterback any different from black people thinking D. Whyte Man is holding us back or letting white folks get ahead based solely on race? I'm sure your older Aunt Faye has said some pretty racist shit about white people or Mexicans or Asians (cus ya'll know it's against our religion distinguish Koreans from the Japanese and Chinese or even know that peeps from the Middle East are actually Asian) and you still let her live, don't you?

We, the black people, have got too much going on in our glass houses for us to be throwing stones at Rush Limbaugh. This is especially true because majority of our broke asses aren't even in the market for a damn NFL team -- and that has nothing to do with the recession. Al and Jesse need not to cry wolf so often and fall back until a cause worth fighting comes along. I mean, it's not like Rush said he wanted to rip the President's nuts off or anything. Geesh.


Kyon Saucier said...

Once again I find myself in total agreement let's hope the teams stay so bad that they ruin that Rush Limbaugh creature!

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