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Originally posted to Comics on Thu May 01, 2014 at 02:50 PM PDT.

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  •  Hey! (4+ / 0-)
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    Wildthumb, mungley, Patate, Mannie

    Are those union cheerleaders?

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Thu May 01, 2014 at 02:59:18 PM PDT

  •  Showin' booty might indeed be retrograde, (3+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Mannie, meinoregon

    but puleeze, casting black people as inferior, watermelon-eating athletic tools is far, far worse.

    "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

    by Wildthumb on Thu May 01, 2014 at 03:04:21 PM PDT

  •  Distraction? (1+ / 0-)
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    calling all toasters

    I don't mean this sarcastically, but just for information--what is the point of this cartoon? Is it about objectification of cheerleaders?

    I'm confused because the NBA has definitely not tried to change the subject. The Commish held a press conference covered on all the major networks--the shows on TNT and ESPN have all covered the topic, NBA stars have not shied away from talking on twitter, and there was the outlines of a boycott in place if he was not banned for life. I'm just confused because it appears like the cartoon is sating the NBA tried to distract--and in this instance, they took the issue head on. They may have not handled Sterling under Stern, but under the new commish--he stepped up

  •  Think (0+ / 0-)

    For me, he's saying that there's all this press about an owners racist comments and meanwhile, the sexism and objectification rolls on, business as usual.

  •  Yeah, Sterling is a bigoted idiot, but (0+ / 0-)

    his punishment stemming from a leaked conversation he had every reason to believe was private bothers me.  If he'd been tried in an actual court rather than the media, the ACLU might have filed an amicus brief for his defense.

    Contrast Donald Sterling with Cliven Bundy, who postures in the spotlight with his thugly friends.  So far as I know, Mr. Sterling keeps meeting his payrolls and intends to pay his fine.  Bundy won't pay for the benefits he's already received, and denies the existence of the nation in whose flag he wraps himself.  There are degrees of despicability.  Until Bundy gets the treatment the Branch Davidians received at Waco, I'll be feeling like sending Donald Sterling a get-well card for his prostate cancer.  Not a nice guy, but at least he's civilized.  Bundy clearly isn't.

    •  You've got a strange idea of civilized. (0+ / 0-)

      Civilized - Definition and More from the Free Merriam ...‎
      marked by well-organized laws and rules about how people behave with each other. : polite, reasonable, and respectful. : pleasant and comfortable ...

      Though I agree there are degrees of despicability, I wouldn't use civilized to describe Sterling.

    •  Bundy? (1+ / 0-)
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      You mean the guy complaining about the welfare system while insisting he has the right to graze his cattle on public land without paying a cent?

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