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Last Words on Don Imus

by D. E. Carson (writer), , April 11, 2007

Don Imus has been suspended for two weeks. Al Sharpton wants Imus fired. So does Jesse Jackson. Don Imus wants to keep his job. The volleys continue to lob back and forth between self-righteous boneheads who think Imus should be fired and the crybabies who think the two weeks is too much. Frankly, I could care less.

“Shrillary Rotten” Clinton said that Congress was “run like a plantation” effectively calling the blacks in Congress a bunch of worthless slaves. She also said something about a quote from “Mahatma Ghandi. He ran a little 7-11 down in St. Louis for a while.” Senator Robert “KKK” Byrd once used the term “white niggers” to describe people he did not like who happened to be white. Jesse Jackson describes a Jewish community as “Hymie-town” – and here all this time I thought “hymie” was another derogatory name for blacks. Guess I was wrong there. Al Sharpton is allowed to call Jews “Diamond Merchants” and Harold Ford, Sr. called a white protester “cracker” not once, but twice in the same sentence.

Now I come to the point of all of this. Why is it that it is okay for anyone associated with liberals – or liberals themselves for that matter – to utter all kinds of racial slurs, epithets and insults and they get a free pass, but let Don Imus call a bunch of basketball players “nappy-headed hos” and everyone wants to skin him and hand his hide from a yard arm?

This is what is called a “Double Standard”. It means that liberals do not have to abide by the same rules as conservatives. Furthermore, it enables liberals to slander and libel conservatives all day long and scream “foul!” when a conservative does the same thing to a liberal.

The truth of the matter is this: conservatives and liberals both lie. Both sides have a vested interest in continuing their political careers at the expense of the people. This has often been the basis of movements to implement term limits on career politicians in the House and Senate. Currently, only the presidency enjoys the luxury of term limits, inspired by the fourth election of Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Oval Office (and some of you think I don’t know my history). Will Rogers, who once took a shot at Roosevelt before Roosevelt was elected the first time was always poking satirical jibes at politicians. Once he quipped, “the further I get away from Washington, D.C. the more hope I have for this country.” He also said of Congress, “When ever Congress makes a joke, it’s a law and whenever they make a law, it’s a joke.” He referred to Senators and Representatives as, “local guys sent to Washington to raid headquarters.”

The reason America keeps re-electing these goof-balls is because the people are lazy. Americans let politicians tell them what to think, what to say and how to act. Congress has become Orwell’s “Big Brother” and the media have brainwashed the people into believing that the status quo is always good. Politicians know that their constituents aren’t going to check things out for themselves. They know this because they have read all of the studies that say people are so busy looking out for themselves that they don’t take time to focus on their civic duties. Even worse, the media have been organized as part of “Big Brother”. Why do you think that television news programs begin with the worst news of the day? It is to desensitize you, the audience so that when the politicians come on, they can say, “oh, but we’re doing something about that.” Then these goof-balls run television ads that slander opponents. Even worse is when you have people like “Shrillary Rotten” Clinton and Ted “Chappaquddick” Kennedy who have money out the wazoo to make sure they get elected and their opponents get smeared all over the floor, walls and ceiling. (Geez, I’m starting to sound like a liberal here).

But the double standard hypocrisy doesn’t stop with politicians. Think about this one. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is clearly a liberal organization. They put millions of dollars into the campaign treasury of liberal candidates and spend millions of dollars in advertising to bash on Wal-Mart. Yet, if you walk into any Wal-Mart in the country, which demographic makes up the bulk of the people shopping at Wal-Mart? The very same liberals who rail against Wal-Mart in public are closet Wal-Mart shoppers. Thank God, Super Wal-Mart stores are open 24 hours now. The closet Wal-Mart shoppers can go under a cover of darkness, sneak in and sneak out without anyone knowing. You rarely see conservative-types hanging out in Wal-Mart – they’re usually hanging out across the street at that other fine, up-scale, Rodeo Drive-esque retail establishment – Target. But God forbid that we let Wal-Mart thrive because they are bad for small town business. So by day, the closet Wal-Mart shoppers walk their picket lines demanding Wal-Mart be forced to allow unions while at night they sneak in and buy their groceries for the week.

Let’s face it. Wal-Mart is good for business and Don Imus is good for radio. Both are powerhouses in their respective field. Wal-Mart is so good that business schools actually study the “Wal-Mart Business Model” and teach it as if it were gospel. Imus was the first nationally recognized “shock jock”, inclined to say whatever came to mind without fear of reprisal or rebuke. Without him, Howard Stern wouldn’t have a job – but then neither would people like Snoopy-doggie-Woodstock-Charlie-Brown-whatever-the-hell-his-name-is. Wal-Mart saw a niche and filled it – bring large amounts of merchandise to the masses on the cheap.

But let’s get one thing straight: liberals do operate a double standard. It isn’t right or fair that they are allowed to do so, but they only believe in fair when it means they win. Just look back at the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. Both were wrought with allegations of fraud, yet when the 2006 mid-term election was over, and the liberals won, there were no accusations of fraud. In fact, the news reported that there were no nefarious activities going on throughout the process. Dang, how do I get a gig like that? Liberals will deny that they operate a double standard, claiming they have the higher moral ground. Sure they do and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are the epitome of high moral standard in America today. And I’m still looking for a sucker – er – buyer for my bridge in Brooklyn.

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By Matt Weston on April 12, 2007 at 07:40 pm
Turns our the last words on Imus were issued from CBS today: "you're fired." Unless you're an insider at CBS, one can only speculate what dealt the death-blow. Was it the Rutgers press conference? The host of media round-ups this week cataloguing Imus' "greatest hits" over the years? One thing is for sure: when sponsors like American Express Co., Sprint Nextel Corp., Staples Inc., Procter & Gamble Co. and General Motors Corp. pull out, you're fucked.
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By Rosescu on April 13, 2007 at 08:01 am
This whole situation is insane. Now, ok, it was not a nice thing to say. But what ever happened to "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me"??? To see people, so many people, the majority of whom are completely unconnected to the situation, so deeply "hurt" by this is amazing. It disgusts me how many self-righteous people like to jump on these bandwagons. Now i've got nothing against these girls, but when I hear them say they are "scarred for life" and "deeply traumatized" by this it almost makes me laugh. I mean, c'mon girls - you just succeeded at the highest level of competition, and you are telling me your pride is so deeply wounded by what some shmuck says on the radio?? Get over it, people have called me a lot worse things in my life than a "nappy headed ho" and i've never cried over what someone said. That's all I got to say about that.
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By D. E. Carson on April 14, 2007 at 04:06 am
I blame liberals for most of this. They have managed to coerce psychologists into telling us that words can hurt so they can continue their politically correct assault on the rest of America. I remember hearing a radio commercial a few years ago. It was three guys talking about lunch. One said, "I've got this one." Another said, "C'mon man, you're Jewish..." Now, what was the point of the joke? Jews have long been portrayed as miserly with money. So the commercial has the other two guys stop with this deafening stunned silence and the one making the joke laughing nervously. Then he says, "C'mon, it was just a joke. Tell him, Bob (or whatever the hell his name was)." And Bob says, "I didn't think it was funny." Then the announcer comes on and begins spewing some bull$hit about how words can hurt. Words can only hurt you if you let them. Larry Elder pointed out today that the coach of the Rutgers team should have told the girls, "consider the source". He also pointed out that most of those girls had probably never heard of nor cared about Don Imus before this whole thing came up. Someone makes a racial bash on you, just consider the source. Also something else to consider: when you get all angry and hurt, they've won. They managed to get under your skin and they've won. You are only a victim of this kind of crap if you let yourself be one. I learned a long time ago that if you ignore some buffoon calling you names long enough, they are only making an ass of themselves, but if you react, then you join them in the make-an-ass-of-self arena. Listening to this whole thing, I respect Imus for admitting that he made a mistake and apologizing to the people he insulted and Jesse and Al have increased their "ass-made-of-self" rating in my book. Even better is the fact that the team accepted Imus' apology and Jesse and Al didn't. Talk about making yourself look like a piece of garbage in front of the world. Who's the better in this? Imus for his apology and the Rutgers team for listening to and accepting his apology. Who are the real losers? Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for acting like fools.
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