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On 2012-03-10 01:38, ed rhodes wrote:


Were there people demanding his sponsors quit the show? Were there petitions being circulated as are being done now. Incidently, Imus found another job.


Yes, he did. With Fox.

But, but yes, there were immediate calls for sponsors and the public to boycott his show and a great deal of public outrage. He apologized almost immediately, but was fired rather quickly so the situation did not stretch out as in the Limbaugh case.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/imus/index.html
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The funny part of the Imus situation was when he got another gig and Al Sharpton said they'd have to monitor him.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
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Isn't Sharpton just an entertainer?

No, seriously, Sharpton is for the most part (he has had a few morally sound moments) a corrupt buffoon, convenient to have around to "represent" Black Leadership.

But really, is it any more laughable than Imus calling Rush on his sexism?!
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On 2012-03-10 13:18, landmark wrote:
Isn't Sharpton just an entertainer?

No, seriously, Sharpton is for the most part (he has had a few morally sound moments) a corrupt buffoon, convenient to have around to "represent" Black Leadership.

But really, is it any more laughable than Imus calling Rush on his sexism?!

As far as Sharpton vs Imus, it's not really more laughable. It's just the notion that Sharpton went beyond calling him on it, and actually appointed himself the monitor.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2012-03-10 13:18, landmark wrote:
Isn't Sharpton just an entertainer?

No, seriously, Sharpton is for the most part (he has had a few morally sound moments) a corrupt buffoon, convenient to have around to "represent" Black Leadership.

But really, is it any more laughable than Imus calling Rush on his sexism?!


Ah, good old Al. Always there when the attention factor is in his favor. Tawana Brawley put him on the map.
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On 2012-03-06 20:32, LobowolfXXX wrote:

Never mind that Obama/Biden had the exact same position on gay marriage as McCain/Palin.

That may have been then, but this is now. Check the headlines. Smile
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Did they do that just to make my old posts stale!?
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Did they do that just to make my old posts stale!?

Most of those old posts (I do recall them) have magically vanished by now anyway, so your Café-cred won't be hurt much. The one above was the only one I could locate. Smile
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Props to Obama/Biden for finally getting on the right side of the issue. Better late than never!

For the cynical...

"Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?" (Gallup)

May 2008: 40% Should, 56% Should not, 4% Unsure

May 2012: 50% Should, 48% Should not, 2% Unsure

Those concerned about all of the feared consequences of gay marriage can take comfort in that the fact that thus far, no polls have been released showing that most Americans favor the rights of ducks to marry lawn furniture, so we're probably pretty safe there.
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Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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A great moment in Civil Rights for all! Long overdue.
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Interesting that despite the polling data, Lobo, it appears that every State referendum on the issue has defined marriage as meaning one man and one woman. As in North Carolina yesterday, with a 61% to 39% vote.
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"A recent Illinois Issues article on gay marriage cited a 2011 Gallup poll which found that 53 percent of Americans favor gay marriage, while 47 percent are opposed. The most significant figure in that survey was that 70 percent of 18-34 year olds are OK with gay marriage, compared to 39 percent of people over 55. As the saying goes, people don’t change, but they do die."

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-roo......525.html
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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/again......738.html

Wow. Who knew the Democrat Party had so many bigots?

(OK, yes, that was a rhetorical question.)
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Props to Obama/Biden for finally getting on the right side of the issue. Better late than never!

For the cynical...

"Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?" (Gallup)

May 2008: 40% Should, 56% Should not, 4% Unsure

May 2012: 50% Should, 48% Should not, 2% Unsure

Those concerned about all of the feared consequences of gay marriage can take comfort in that the fact that thus far, no polls have been released showing that most Americans favor the rights of ducks to marry lawn furniture, so we're probably pretty safe there.

I predict if elected, Obama will do zero to make this a reality.
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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/again......738.html

Wow. Who knew the Democrat Party had so many bigots?

(OK, yes, that was a rhetorical question.)


You're talking about West Virginia, after all. They would probably have changed their voter registrations to Republican back when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, but the problem was that they didn't know how. Smile
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Interesting that despite the polling data, Lobo, it appears that every State referendum on the issue has defined marriage as meaning one man and one woman. As in North Carolina yesterday, with a 61% to 39% vote.

One of the great things about our democracy is that we understand that civil rights aren't determined by a majority vote. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 would not have passed if it had been put up to a popular vote. There will never be a shortage of bigots.
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... about our democracy ...

I wonder who will rush to be the first to 'correct' you. Smile
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Interesting that despite the polling data, Lobo, it appears that every State referendum on the issue has defined marriage as meaning one man and one woman. As in North Carolina yesterday, with a 61% to 39% vote.

One of the great things about our democracy is that we understand that civil rights aren't determined by a majority vote. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 would not have passed if it had been put up to a popular vote. There will never be a shortage of bigots.

Bob, that's why Obama's position on gay rights is so disappointing:

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ABC News has only released one brief clip of Obama's conversation about gay marriage today, but it seems fairly clear from the network's coverage that his announcement amounts to much less than meets the eye. He now believes that gay couples should be able to marry. He doesn't believe they have a right to do so. This is like saying that black children and white children ought to attend the same schools, but if the people of Alabama reject that notion—what are you gonna do?

The key language in the ABC News write-up is this:

The president stressed that this is a personal position, and that he still supports the concept of states deciding the issue on their own.

On this afternoon's special broadcast, Jake Tapper echoed that point: "The president said he thought this was a state-by-state issue."

Well, before Roe v. Wade, abortion was a state-by-state issue, too. So was slavery. There are 44 states in which gay men and women are currently barred from marrying one another. Obama's position is that, while he would have voted the other way, those 44 states are perfectly within their rights to arbitrarily restrict the access of certain individuals to marriage rights based solely on their sexual orientation.


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