Re: Sterling!

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The owners of professional sports teams: better or worse than school administrators?


Posted by: Den E. Crumb | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 8:41 AM
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Don't miss his deposition!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 8:43 AM
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You missed the best bit in your summary: She is absolutely not to bring Magic Johnson to Clippers games. It sends the wrong message, not about Lakers/Clippers, but Sterling doesn't want her to publicly associate with black people. I mean, what kind of trash brings Magic Johnson to an NBA game?


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 8:45 AM
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Sterling has invented a novel form of racism.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 8:49 AM
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But would he sex Mutombo?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 8:50 AM
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4: Paul Wolfowitz had (has?) an Arab girlfriend. People are weird.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 8:51 AM
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4 has it right on. I think this wins weirdest racist outburst I've heard of in a while.

Does he get points for not applying conventional stereotypes? Someone who doesn't want the audience of his NBA basketball game sullied with black people is at least thinking outside the box.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 8:52 AM
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I don't think Wolfowitz is a racist. I think he genuinely loves the idea of the government killing people in the name of freedom. He'd order the government to kill Canadians if that was the only killing on offer.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 9:01 AM
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6: I remember that! She was, like, out of his league in every way imaginable. Better looking, smarter, everything.

Also, am I not right that using standard definitions, Wolfowitz counts as both a neo-conservative and a neo-liberal? Does this not show that we need a new political taxonomy?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 9:03 AM
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I think it just means that Wolfowitz is Neo, and this is the Matrix.

If this goes on, fifty years from now people are just going to think that "neo" is a pejorative prefix.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 9:04 AM
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9.last: you mean a... neo-taxonomy?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 9:04 AM
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Surely this puts him in the top 0.01% for tolerance.

Although there is a whole niche of the internet that would lead you to believe otherwise.

Or so I'm told.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 9:06 AM
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I like that you can actually see Josh putting on his sunglasses as the "YEEEEAAAAAH" plays when you read 11.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 9:06 AM
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I thought she was Persian


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 9:11 AM
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14: "born a British national in Tripoli, Libya to a Libyan-Turkish father and Syrian-Saudi mother", per Wikipedia.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 9:19 AM
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10.2: I refute you thus:

Neo Geo!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 9:26 AM
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"Drive west on Sunset to the sea...turn that jungle music down...just until we're out of town..."


Posted by: Opinionated Steely Dan | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 10:00 AM
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Snoop responds: http://gawker.com/snoop-dogg-to-donald-sterling-fuck-you-you-racist-pi-1568064941


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 10:20 AM
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Donald Sterling is loathsome. I feel like I should have something funnier to say about this but don't, he has always been a racist creep. Also the newspaper ads for his apartment buildings are bizarrely aesthetically unpleasant. Also also I don't really hate the Clippers at all and am kind of rooting for them but Clippers fans can suck it and, while I wouldn't have done it myself, I kind of liked it when the crowd booed Chris Paul at Dodger Stadium.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 10:41 AM
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Snoop for NBA Commissioner!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 10:50 AM
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Looks like justice is going to be served.

Incidentally, the guy wasn't just violating the half plus seven rule, but may have been outside the quarter plus seven rule.

|| Read this intelligent take on the racist legacy of George Preston Marshall the other day. |>


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 11:06 AM
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I know nothing about this guy, so what's the over/under on (a) enlightened topless open relationship or (b) explicitly negotiated quid pro quo arrangement?

(My phone keyboard changed topless to tipless and I almost missed it.)


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 11:07 AM
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"During this same period, players Sam Cassell, Elton Brand and Corey Maggette complained to me that DONALD STERLING would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, 'Look at those beautiful black bodies.' I brought this to Sterling's attention, but he continued to bring women into the locker room."


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 11:15 AM
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2 is the funniest thing I've read in a long time.

But I don't want to think too hard about Donald Sterling's mind. Sheesh, 23.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 11:37 AM
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But I don't want to think too hard about Donald Sterling's mind.

I dunno. This is kind of great.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 11:45 AM
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Whoops. Hi, 2. Hi.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 11:46 AM
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I wonder what very rich, very old, very saggy men tell themselves when fantastically beautiful young women pretend to want to have sex with them. I suppose this story suggests that they assume the women are possessions, which isn't totally surprising but is kind of gross. Anyway, Sterling studied history as an undergraduate. Make of that what you will.


Posted by: Den E. Crumb | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 12:57 PM
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"So fine, so young...tell me I'm the only one..."


Posted by: Opinionated Steely Dan | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 1:08 PM
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2 to 27.1!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 1:09 PM
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No shaming for lifetime high score.


Posted by: C Everett Koop | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 1:17 PM
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So what's the punishment likely to be? It's gotta be bigger than the two 500K owner fines (for criticisizing the refs and disagreeing with lockout strategy). 1million plus a ban for the rest of the season seems like the minimum. Can they actually force him to sell? Probably not, right?


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 2:16 PM
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This guy is something else.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 2:31 PM
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Was it actually clear he meant she could bring black men back to his home for sex? I really don't want to have to go back to the source for clarification, but I don't feel sure about that part. Super duper fucked-up regardless of details, obviously.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 7:10 PM
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He did literally say that, twice. (Once in general and again with reference to Magic Johnson specifically.) Who knows if he actually meant it.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 7:11 PM
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He's getting an award. From the NAACP. Or at least, the Los Angles chapter of it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 9:23 PM
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27: I bet they think the same thing that they think in the rest of their interactions with people -- they get to enjoy, yet again, the sensation of other people doing what they want as an expression of their power.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 04-26-14 10:09 PM
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So Vox Day is calling for someone to debate him on the position that he is a racist. I'm tempted. Does anyone here have advice?


Posted by: roger the cabin boy | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 3:08 AM
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Chuck D has comments.

https://twitter.com/MrChuckD/status/460299588646481921


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 5:19 AM
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Tweet from Matt Welch is a winner: I think the Clippers today should come out in matching Magic Johnson jerseys.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 8:17 AM
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Thorn! Good morning, are you around? do I have it right that you are in Cleveland? There is a cool thing going to happen there in October that I think you and your two older daughters may enjoy. But honestly would rather do so on another thread as this one is either depressing or revolting, perhaps both.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 8:34 AM
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40: She is diagonally across the state of Ohio plus a bridge away from Cleveland.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 8:45 AM
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I can be in Cleveland in October! I have little kids! Tell me about a cool thing!


Posted by: Den E. Crumb | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 8:49 AM
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Cleveland meetup!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:01 AM
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41: is that far? Have no sense of distances in that part of the US.

Will write about the cool thing on the mattress thread.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:02 AM
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Friends, I have an urgent question. Answers after the next ten minutes will be too late to matter.

Do meatloaf sandwiches have ketchup on them?


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:23 AM
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I don't like ketchup myself. I think meatloaf is usually made with a ketchup glaze, but I wouldn't put extra ketchup on it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:24 AM
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I like gravy on my meatloaf, sandwich or not.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:25 AM
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This meatloaf does not have a ketchup glaze. The eater does like ketchup, some. Is it like a burger, definitely requires ketchup? Or is it a sandwich, which isn't generally ketchuppped?


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:28 AM
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Yes, probably. Meatloaf is too dry for a sandwich without something to make it wetter. Another condiment (mayo or something) would be a possibility, or tomato slices, but not just meatloaf on bread.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:30 AM
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Already has mustard, mayo, lettuce, cheese, avocado, hot sauce. I would normally do onion slices but he doesn't like raw onion as much as I do. Tomatoes are out of season. So. Ketchup?


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:32 AM
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With all that other stuff? No.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:34 AM
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Also, make an extra one and FedEx it to me? That sounds good.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:34 AM
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It is done.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:38 AM
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Nothing you will say can change it now.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 9:38 AM
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Megan is Dagwood.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 10:26 AM
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Is it like a burger, definitely requires ketchup?

Ketchup is disgusting. People should stop ruining burgers with that shit.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 10:30 AM
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56 is right.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 10:31 AM
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My wife's excellent meatloaf sandwiches are always made with rye bread, mayonnaise and ketchup. Ketchup is permitted my kids when meatloaf is served hot on a dinner plate, but she prefers Major Grey's chutney, as do I.

Megan is Dagwood, although the symmetrical cowlicks are hard to visualize.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 10:39 AM
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56 & 57 brings to mind this classic LGM post:

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2013/09/ketchup


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 10:41 AM
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Now I'm hungry and have hotdogs and mustard but not any sauerkraut.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 10:44 AM
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Butter the bread. The default moisturizer 'condiment' for all sandwiches should be butter. For some reason in the US it's mayonnaise. I'd blame the Jews but Miracle Whip Nation doesn't seem to be any more inclined to use butter than New York.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 3:44 PM
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So the Clippers were beaten badly today; can't imagine the fact that the guy they're working for is a racist scumspill might not have helped their play.

They took off their Clipper warmup jerseys as a protest. Weak, but better than nothing.

Go over to Deadspin (the go to site for sports gossip) for the full transcript of his "interesting" views.

ObSandwichComment: Just don't put ketchup on them, okay? Mustard, onions, sauerkraut, peppers, whatever. Just, for the love of all that is sacred, no ketchup. (Thank you.)


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 3:55 PM
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The default moisturizer 'condiment' for all sandwiches should be hummus.


Posted by: dz | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 4:00 PM
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You all are gross. The default sandwich moisturizer should be aloe.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 4:27 PM
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Anyone who claims they don't like ketchup isn't being honest with themselves.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 5:00 PM
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65: Ketchup is a wonderful thing on hamburgers. It just doesn't belong on a proper hot dog.


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 5:04 PM
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I enjoy ketchup on my elbows if it has been a particularly bitter winter.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 5:05 PM
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You want something creamier than ketchup to offset a bitter winter. Ketchup goes best with a mellow winter.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 5:11 PM
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For some reason in the US it's mayonnaise. I'd blame the Jews

Given that our default sandwich moisturizer condiment is mustard, this one's on the goyim.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-27-14 5:11 PM
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I'm sure Steve Sailer is not welcome here, but his theory that Magic Johnson set this up so he could buy out the Clippers is more interesting than any of the mass media coverage.


Posted by: Noumenon72 | Link to this comment | 04-29-14 3:16 PM
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