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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I could care less about him. I'd be fine with him being imprisoned and stripped of all of his money. Him and people like him. This guy actively ****ed over people for profit. No punishment is too great for people like this.
    so you don't like rich people and want him being jailed for a thought crime? sounds like some sort of far left marxist idiocy to me



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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so you don't like rich people and want him being jailed for a thought crime? sounds like some sort of far left marxist idiocy to me
    Authoritarianism is not limited to left or right. Stop using "left" like a pejorative. That said ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I could care less about him. I'd be fine with him being imprisoned and stripped of all of his money. Him and people like him. This guy actively ****ed over people for profit. No punishment is too great for people like this.
    This is asinine.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't like his racist remarks, but it looks like the leftwing thought-nazis won out again. Sieg Heil!!! Sieg Heil!! Let's round up the haters and shoot them all, throw them in gas chambers and them cook them in ovens. What's next, loyality oaths? Let's just become the USSR we destroyed and turn each other in to the Fatherland. Stupid ****s.
    exactly I agree completely.



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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Nope, not at all. The NBA has every right to protect their franchises and their brand. This is exactly what they are doing here. He has publicly disgraced not only himself but the Clippers and the league. It does not matter how his comments came to light, and honestly, it's a shame that he wasn't outed before. This is a man who illegally denied housing to people on the basis of race. Which is FAR worse than his comments here, obviously.

    Have fun getting sponsors with the outed racist owning one of your franchises; have fun getting free agents to come play for the racist; have fun getting your own players to stay with the team; have fun getting your fans to buy anything associated with the Clippers while Sterling owns the team.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't like his racist remarks, but it looks like the leftwing thought-nazis won out again. Sieg Heil!!! Sieg Heil!! Let's round up the haters and shoot them all, throw them in gas chambers and them cook them in ovens. What's next, loyality oaths? Let's just become the USSR we destroyed and turn each other in to the Fatherland. Stupid ****s.
    Hyperbole doesn't suit you.

    Would you want to deny others freedom of speech by not allowing them voice their opinions on what this guy said? It works both ways don't you know?
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
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    This is asinine.
    the bit about imprisoning him for becoming rich sure sounds left wing to me but the second half of your post is good



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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the bit about imprisoning him for becoming rich sure sounds left wing to me but the second half of your post is good
    He never said anything about imprisoning him for becoming rich. Although judging from that post, he didn't sound like he knew many of the facts surrounding Sterling.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I agree. So you agree that nobody from here on in is not entitled to the words of vitriol expressed by others who disagree with something done legally and in private. And the days of using disparaging words like "Redneck", "Bible thumping wing nut", "gun toting asshole" and all of that are over, since we've now attached the PC bar to anything anyone says in private, and anyone who uses words who could hurt anyone else now has to suffer the consequences.
    Freedom of speech means that we have the freedom to say what we want. It does not mean freedom from the consequences of saying what we want. In Stirling's case, he was free to say what he said, and the government will not haul him away and imprison him. However, there are consequences he must suffer, including the loss of sponsors, the loss of reputation, the violation of his NBA franchise contract, etc.

    He is suffering those consequences now, and basically that's fine with me. What isn't so fine with me is that the NBA has not issued punitive measures; it has attempted to completely destroy him, prevent him from participating in his own team to the extent that it has in essence stripped his team from him. Overkill, and although lawyers will no doubt be fighting this for years, I suspect it will eventually be deemed as excessive and reduced by the courts.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    He never said anything about imprisoning him for becoming rich. Although judging from that post, he didn't sound like he knew many of the facts surrounding Sterling.
    I saw lots of the hate coming from the claim that Sterling stepped on others to become rich

    the typical far left claim about capitalism-those who succeed screwed over others



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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Freedom of speech means that we have the freedom to say what we want. It does not mean freedom from the consequences of saying what we want. In Stirling's case, he was free to say what he said, and the government will not haul him away and imprison him. However, there are consequences he must suffer, including the loss of sponsors, the loss of reputation, the violation of his NBA franchise contract, etc.

    He is suffering those consequences now, and basically that's fine with me. What isn't so fine with me is that the NBA has not issued punitive measures; it has attempted to completely destroy him, prevent him from participating in his own team to the extent that it has in essence stripped his team from him. Overkill, and although lawyers will no doubt be fighting this for years, I suspect it will eventually be deemed as excessive and reduced by the courts.
    true, its essentially a contractual matter. he also should pursue whatever avenues he can against the person who leaked that comment. The NBA oozes hypocrisy



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