The title of this post is a reference from the movie "The Godfather- part 3," and it has to do with my
self imposed exile from cable news. As I have mentioned here before, I gave up Cable news for Lent.
I have had no tell tale signs of withdrawal from the crap that spews from the mouths of talking heads 24/7, so I have decided to give up cable news for life. I feel good about it.
So I innocently turn on ESPN yesterday, expecting to find the scores of the previous nights basketball playoff games and instead I learn that the owner of one NBA franchise, the Los Angeles Clippers, is a racist. Keep in mind, his basketball team is made up of many if not all black athletes.
If you had not heard this story yet, it is confusing, but in a nut shell it goes something like this. Donald Sterling, the owner of the Clippers, is about 150 years old, and his girlfriend, is about 3 years old, and a tape recording surfaced ( see, TMZ is a quality news organization ) of a conversation between old bigot white man and the young girl, who happens to be Mexican and African American.
The audio recording goes on for a few minutes ( and is so clear I wondered if a TMZ sound man was sitting on the couch between them with a microphone.) and it seems old racist white man was in quite a snit because his girlfriend had her picture taken with one Magic Johnson, him self a black man, and the photo was posted on the girlfriends Instagram account. Let me tell you, white Donald was not a happy camper.
Old white bigot racist man tried to calmly explain to his Mexican/African American girl friend, that she should not be putting pictures like THAT, of her with a black man, out for the public to see. He went on to say, you can call them, you can visit with them, you can feed them, you can **** them, I don't care, but don't be seen in public with THEM. Why couldn't she see his point???
ARE YOU FREEKIN KIDDING ME DON?
He owns and has become a millionaire many times over because of the black athlete's that he employs on his team. I mean, I understand that white bigot Don is 175 years old, but Don, let me give you some relationship advice....when your girl friend is half African American, don't be calling her out because she had a picture taken with Magic Johnson and put it on Instagram. I don't think you'll be getting lucky tonight racist Don.
White bigot Donald Sterling, who is close to 199 years of age, is running his team like he's a plantation owner. That's not a good thing in 2014.
To the credit of many NBA sportscasters, who are sometimes afraid to say the wrong thing for fear of hurting someones feelings or getting in trouble with the network they work for, are coming out swinging. Charles Barkley, a "shoot from the hip" at all times type of guy came right out on TV and said Donald Sterling should be fined and suspended immediately. Jeff Vangundy, another favorite sportscaster of mine who happens to be white, said Sterling should be fined immediately, removed from power immediately and wondered aloud if the Clipper players should loose the next game on purpose, as a statement of disapproval. He then ended his comments by saying no NBA player should be made to play for a bigot.
I do believe old white bigot racist Don has a bumpy road ahead.
On a lighter note,
my boat is in the shipyard.
I hate shipyards.
"Look how they massacred my boy."
( another godfather reference, sorry.)
My normally pristine engine room
that took us 3 years, since we left the previous shipyard,
to get all nice and pretty,
has been destroyed in a matter of 3 weeks,
by uncaring shipyard workers.
It happens every time.
I hate shipyards.