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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Like the Dixie Chicks
    The chicks were shootin the breeze, in the privacy of their home while being recorded without their knowledge?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Sterling signed a contract with NBA

    Does Spike Jones own an NBA team?
    We can go around in circles all you want - fact remains that both Sterling and Lee have racist views that are outside the mainstream and the NBA has chosen to ban Sterling because of those racist views and the NBA has chosen to ignore the racist views of Lee by not banning him. It's hypocritical and gutless on the part of the NBA because it's far easier to slam an old white guy than it is a black celebrity. There's no high moral ground here, no standing on principle - this is simply a public lynching because that's what the screamers want and it's the expeditious thing to do.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Am I the only one who finds it amusingly apropos that this explosive brouhaha pits Sterling against Silver?

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    So if your employee said you, your company, or your product sucked, should and employer be able to do anything about it?
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    There's somerhing wrong with that idea, too. Free speech is a civil right.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

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    You are right. But then again... so am I. We both WIN!
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Am I the only one who finds it amusingly apropos that this explosive brouhaha pits Sterling against Silver?
    I told Kobie earlier that when I got online this morning, I wanted to get the latest news/opinions etc. on Sterling & the ban handed down by Silver. When I Google to hit the news on something, I always type in minimal but very relevant terms in my search engine. This morning I made the mistake of typing "Sterling Silver". You can only ****ing imagine what I got returned to me in my Google search.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Yes, but you are misapplying it.

    I support the right for the Dixie Chicks to say what they said. Now does that mean their consumers have no choice? What happened to the Dixie Chicks was a decision by music lovers. At this point, it is some high and mighty executive making the decision.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    So if your employee said you, your company, or your product sucked, should and employer be able to do anything about it?
    In the privacy of his own home while he was being recorded, without his knowledge? You're ok with that?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    We can go around in circles all you want - fact remains that both Sterling and Lee have racist views that are outside the mainstream and the NBA has chosen to ban Sterling because of those racist views and the NBA has chosen to ignore the racist views of Lee by not banning him. It's hypocritical and gutless on the part of the NBA because it's far easier to slam an old white guy than it is a black celebrity. There's no high moral ground here, no standing on principle - this is simply a public lynching because that's what the screamers want and it's the expeditious thing to do.
    The NBA has chosen to ban Sterling and it can. It can't ban Spike Lee.

    And no, it's not about principles; It's about money
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Am I the only one who finds it amusingly apropos that this explosive brouhaha pits Sterling against Silver?
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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