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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The point is you have to be insane to equate child abuse to the private ramblings of a man in the privacy of his home.

    Child abuse is disgusting. And it's a damn sick example to use here.
    I couldn't think of an example that wouldn't offend someone. I haven't even started to get crap from the left about implying the war on drugs is legitimate.

    I apologize if I offended anyone. I've explained the point I intended to make. We can discuss that point, or you can continue to berate me for not coming up with perfect examples to illustrate the point I have made clear.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Like any other group, there will be good and bad, smart and dumb. His position is what covered for him so many years and caused us to be shocked. The event demonstrates that racism occurs at the highest levels of our private organizations, and it can do so over years using position as a cover. The implications are cringe worthy and the NBA would be well advised to wash their hands of it as quickly as possible.
    Financially, yes.

    Ethically...no.

    I still don't believe someone should be forced to sell a business because they hold private views that are racist or sexist or against people with big feet or people who hate broccoli or anything else of a non-violent nature.

    I believe strongly in freedom of speech.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I couldn't think of an example that wouldn't offend someone. I haven't even started to get crap from the left about implying the war on drugs is legitimate.

    I apologize if I offended anyone. I've explained the point I intended to make. We can discuss that point, or you can continue to berate me for not coming up with perfect examples to illustrate the point I have made clear.
    You offended me. And anyone with children should be offended by you comparing the abuse of a child to what Sterling did.

    And Sterling did not commit a crime. If you want to be dramatic about what Sterling did, you may want to pick a non-criminal act for comparison.

    Forget that you equate child abuse to some words...holy ****.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Financially, yes.

    Ethically...no.

    I still don't believe someone should be forced to sell a business because they hold private views that are racist or sexist or against people with big feet or women with large breasts or men with large penis's or anything else of a non-violent nature.

    I believe strongly in freedom of speech.
    That's not freedom of speech. That's freedom from the repercussions of speech. I don't believe in that.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's not freedom of speech. That's freedom from the repercussions of speech. I don't believe in that.
    Fine...you don't.

    I do.

    Good day.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    You offended me. And anyone with children should be offended by you comparing the abuse of a child to what Sterling did.

    And Sterling did not commit a crime. If you want to be dramatic about what Sterling did, you may want to pick a non-criminal act for comparison.

    Forget that you equate child abuse to some words...holy ****.
    Well, if you're gonna be like that about it. Racists do significant damage to society. Racists are of similar evil to child abusers. I'd say they're in the same realm, perhaps adjacent rings of hell in Eco's Inferno. Really, it's the drug dealers who should be offended by my comparisons.

    You really think racists are not so bad, what would you compare them to?

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Well, if you're gonna be like that about it. Racists do significant damage to society. Racists are of similar evil to child abusers. I'd say they're in the same realm, perhaps adjacent rings of hell in Eco's Inferno. Really, it's the drug dealers who should be offended by my comparisons.

    You really think racists are not so bad, what would you compare them to?
    I don't want to get an infraction so I'll refrain from saying what's on my mind to someone who thinks Magic Johnson's feeling getting hurt compare to harm inflicted on an innocent child. I'll bet money on the fact that an innocent child would rather hear that Johnny doesn't want him at his party than having a man sodomize him.

    I never said "racists" aren't bad. Did I?

    My life is too complex to worry about who Sterling's girlfriend takes to basketball games or takes selfies with. That in importance to me ranks slightly behind what my next door neighbor had for breakfast. Welcome to the world of most grown ups.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I never said "racists" aren't bad. Did I?
    What would you compare them to?

    My life is too complex to worry about who Sterling's girlfriend takes to basketball games or takes selfies with. That in importance to me ranks slightly behind what my next door neighbor had for breakfast. Welcome to the world of most grown ups.
    She's not really his girlfriend. She's his favorite female slave from his fantasy plantation to whom he also bequeaths cars and other luxuries.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What would you compare them to?
    People who don't invite everyone in the world to their Christmas party because they happen not to like some people.

    Women who turn down an offer of a date with men who they don't want to date.

    Cheerleaders who don't want to be seen in high school with the boy who has acne scars all over his face.

    BFD, all of them.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    People who don't invite everyone in the world to their Christmas party because they happen not to like some people.

    Women who turn down an offer of a date with men who they don't want to date.

    Cheerleaders who don't want to be seen in high school with the boy who has acne scars all over his face.

    BFD, all of them.
    Racism is like someone not being popular?

    Racism is 'BFD'?

    Well.

    Do you realize how racist the bolded statement is?

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