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LIBERALS FUMBLE AGAIN: SINCE WHEN IS WANTING TO BUY A FOOTBALL TEAM A MATTER FOR THE HOUSE FLOOR?

 
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LIBERALS FUMBLE AGAIN: SINCE WHEN IS WANTING TO BUY A FOOTBALL TEAM A MATTER FOR THE HOUSE FLOOR?
Liberals Fumble Again
By Matt Spivey

Since when is wanting to buy a football team a matter for the House floor?

When Sheila Jackson Lee took the floor of the House this week to criticize Rush Limbaugh in an attempt to block his bid for purchasing the NFL's St. Louis Rams, I wasn't the only one confused as to the appropriateness of the venue. Even Congresswoman Lee stated, "This is not a government issue." Then why was she wasting taxpayer time and money discussing an explicitly private-sector matter?


Because liberals love nothing more than involving themselves into arenas in which they have no knowledge, while desperately wanting to appear righteous.


But I wasn't overly concerned with her choice of venue. I was frightened by her choice of words.


When a government representative can stand on the floor of our most respected chamber and use phrases like "not the kind of owner the NFL needs," "standards of integrity," and "do the right thing" when discussing a private citizen, a shiver runs down my spine. These comments beg for clarification. If Limbaugh isn't an acceptable "kind of owner," then who is exactly? Is it the place of a public employee to judge what "kind of owner" a business should have? Also, to what "standards of integrity" is she referring? Limbaugh has never committed a crime. He pays his taxes fully. He gives mountains more to charity than President Obama or any other Democrat. Where's the question of integrity? If a private citizen can't say what he wants and spend his money how he wants, while not breaking any rules, our nation's founders would not recognize their creation. Maybe the "right thing" Ms. Lee is searching for is for the NFL to have owners that don't lean "right."


So what does one liberal lady's view of a radio host and pro football have to do with everyday Americans? The reality is that it's not a big jump from Ms. Lee's position in the House to a legislator saying that a teacher who doesn't believe in unionization is "not the kind of educator our schools need." Or a doctor who doesn't agree with single payer healthcare is described as "not the kind of physician our hospitals need." Or a small business owner who speaks out against exorbitant corporate taxes is deemed "not the kind of entrepreneur our economy needs." Suddenly, the "standards of integrity" and the ones doing "the right thing" are distinguished by a distant and relativistic judge. Once again, this is not the liberty our founders intended.


The Congresswoman even hypocritically imagined a scenario in which Limbaugh, in judging a future Miss America contest, would disqualify a young lady for having opposing political beliefs. Strangely, Ms. Lee can't wrap her liberal brain around the fact that she is the one depriving someone an opportunity for success because of a difference of political belief.


But she may be very surprised to learn the truth about the world of football. Those that she classifies as "not the kind" that should be involved in the NFL already have a pretty secure place. Reports have shown that the population of NFL players with criminal records hovers around 20%, which has included the likes of such moral beacons as multiple drug offender Ricky Williams, convicted assailant Pacman Jones, and of course, animal murderer Michael Vick. I don't remember the Congresswoman speaking out about these players adhering to "standards of integrity." And compared to these characters, Mr. Limbaugh isn't even in the same stadium of integrity as such miscreants.


Since Ms. Lee clearly isn't aware of a large number of the athletes that constitute professional football, she also needs to understand the people in charge of those teams for which the athletes perform. Last month's Wall Street Journal reported that Republicans far outnumber Democrats among NFL coaches and the same holds true for owners not only in the NFL but across all four major sports. As Politico reported last year, "Team owners in the four major sports and their families have given to or raised as much or more than $3.2 million for McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, compared with as much as $615,000 for his Democratic rival Obama."


Anyone who listens to Limbaugh, even for just five minutes, can clearly understand that his pro-capitalism, pro-equality views come through in surround sound. He understands as well as anybody that an owner, coach, agent, or anyone involved in managing athletes cannot afford to be racist. Would an owner who refused to draft or play black athletes really be successful in America's athletic climate? Absolutely not. And while there is no substantiated record of any racist language, the only incendiary comment Limbaugh did make (about Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb) was even defended by the not-so-conservative publishers of Slate.


If the NFL decides to bar Limbaugh from becoming a part-owner in the Rams, so be it. The decision, though completely misguided, will at least be determined by the private sector as the NFL and the city of St. Louis do themselves a great disservice. And when athletes proclaim grandly that they would never play for someone with the same political views as Limbaugh, clue them in on a little secret: they probably already do.

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Sheila Jackson Lee Should not be able to own a KFC......


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Good post Mr. PAC.

These Liberal asstard hacks need to STFU and butt out of matters that don't concern them.
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And before anyone says Rush is a racist, I callenge you to provide a racist quote HE has made in the past 20 years of being on the radio 3 hours a day - five days a week.

Not some quote that the media is saying he said without looking it up, but one he actually said.

Go for it.
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Since when was steroids in baseball a matter for the Senate and House either. It's not just the libbies. McCain was big into the steroids issue. These idiots have nothing better to do than stick their unwanted noses into everything they possibly can that DOESN'T mean crap to the regular people. The economy (that can be broken down into about a dozen or so major issues itself), the war, healthcare, etc...none of that stuff matters as long as Rush can't own an NFL team and we get steroids out of MLB!

Let him have the friggin team. That would be the worst thing you do to HIM not the people. He'll loose money because so many people don't like him, and they will stay away from the park and the team's merchandise.

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And before anyone says Rush is a racist, I callenge you to provide a racist quote HE has made in the past 20 years of being on the radio 3 hours a day - five days a week.

Not some quote that the media is saying he said without looking it up, but one he actually said.

Go for it.
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THIS IS A MATTER FOR EVERY FLOOR !


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Good post Mr. PAC.

These Liberal asstard hacks need to STFU and butt out of matters that don't concern them.
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Let's see you make them.
More fun than you really wanted.
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"I was frightened by her choice of words."

Tip - Let go of your fear. If you do, you may turn into a fine Liberal one day and rise above the noise.
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Good post Mr. PAC.

These Liberal asstard hacks need to STFU and butt out of matters that don't concern them.


Let's see you make them.
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You just might get what your wishing for soon enough there jrbobnobber
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boycott football
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"I was frightened by her choice of words."

Tip - Let go of your fear. If you do, you may turn into a fine Liberal one day and rise above the noise.
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Wow, do you mean people actually aspire to become Liberal/Conservative/Democrat/Republican?

If so, very sad.

Being one of the above is the furthest one can be from "ris[ing] above the noise."
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Good post Mr. PAC.

These Liberal asstard hacks need to STFU and butt out of matters that don't concern them.


Let's see you make them.

You just might get what your wishing for soon enough there jrbobnobber
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Naw. You fat bastards will still be sitting in the basement, bitching, 5 years from now.

Because you're too slow to realize that the "takeover" happened 30 years ago.
More fun than you really wanted.
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Absolutely right. We have to investigate this !


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boycott football
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Hey, why don't you go have one of those teabag things down at the football stadium? Because, you know, it would be hilarious watching you get curb-stomped by drunken tailgaters.
More fun than you really wanted.
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Sheila Jackson Lee is not the type of representative her constituents need. Let's hope they "do the right thing" and fire her racist ass.
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Good post Mr. PAC.

These Liberal asstard hacks need to STFU and butt out of matters that don't concern them.


Let's see you make them.

You just might get what your wishing for soon enough there jrbobnobber


Naw. You fat bastards will still be sitting in the basement, bitching, 5 years from now.

Because you're too slow to realize that the "takeover" happened 30 years ago.
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try over 145 years ago. you fail jrbobnobber
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Pleae, stop bumbing this thread, I can't stop laughing !



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They are more them fumbling, they have exposed themselfs for what they are. America now knows the marxist communists they are and if our system can survive till the next election, they will all be voted out
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Pleae, stop bumbing this thread, I can't stop laughing !



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Limbaugh's Bigots ought to give it a rest !1rof1
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It's not about rush as far as I concerned, it's about the gubmint stickin' it's 2cents in something that cost the tax payer about 2k a minute

the deal or no deal belongs between the two parties like buyer & seller, not (R) & (D)
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She thinks everything is a "government issue".
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The Shiavo thing was a personal family matter, but the repubs put it to vote on the house floor.
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he has the money
let him have the team


do you want someone telling you what you can buy?
that you are not the type of person that should have anything?
that your integrity is not up to par with what the government says it should be?

what's next?
where you can live?
how you can live
what type of job you can have
what gender of children are more beneficial


there is too much government...stand up and say no more
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Good post Mr. PAC.

These Liberal asstard hacks need to STFU and butt out of matters that don't concern them.


Let's see you make them.

You just might get what your wishing for soon enough there jrbobnobber


Naw. You fat bastards will still be sitting in the basement, bitching, 5 years from now.

Because you're too slow to realize that the "takeover" happened 30 years ago.

try over 145 years ago. you fail jrbobnobber
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Oh, yeah. When they freed the blacks, right?
More fun than you really wanted.
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The Shiavo thing was a personal family matter, but the repubs put it to vote on the house floor.
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That's different.

Somehow.
More fun than you really wanted.
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Rush just wanted an excuse to get inside the locker room....that way all of his dreams come true seeing big naked black men prancing around in the buff.
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Oh no, Rush may not give the Miss America Crown to someone who doesn't share his political views!!!!!

What a fag!

Oh wait, no, that was Perez, my bad... carry on.
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And before anyone says Rush is a racist, I callenge you to provide a racist quote HE has made in the past 20 years of being on the radio 3 hours a day - five days a week.

Not some quote that the media is saying he said without looking it up, but one he actually said.

Go for it.
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This goes far beyond a conservative talk show host wanting to buy a team or even a racial issue (which is what Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would love to make it), but about steering public opinion for some liberal agenda.
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Jackson Lee is deluded-and obviously needs to remember the health care meetings and her shout outs to political folks while ignoring the public



She is pathetic
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She thinks everything is "government issue".
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