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Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at 10:34 am  |  94 responses

Barack Obama to Hold Charity Exhibition Game


by Ryne Nelson / @slaman10

President Barack Obama has already discussed how he’s “concerned” and “heartbroken” about the NBA lockout. He can’t end the lockout, but the President will temporarily satisfy his basketball jones through a who’s who exhibition game in December.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that participants already include Alonzo Mourning, Ray Allen, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Vince Carter, Tyson Chandler, Jamal Crawford, Kevin Durant, Baron Davis, Derek Fisher, Rudy Gay, Blake Griffin, Tyler Hansbrough, Dwight Howard, Juwan Howard, Antawn Jamison, Kevin Love, Cheryl Miller, Dikembe Mutombo, Chris Paul, Doc Rivers, Amar’e Stoudemire, John Wall and Russell Westbrook among others.

The League seems to have given the proverbial ‘OK’ to the exhibition by announcing an exemption to the gag order preventing contact between players and League officials.

More details below on the game, which will be played in a yet-to-be-announced venue in Washington DC.

The latest lockout offering? The Obama Classic Basketball Game, a fundraising event that apparently will have a Miami Heat flavor.

Friday night, BarackObama.com, a fundraising wing, announced that an NBA lockout game will be held Dec. 12 at a yet-to-be-announced venue in Washington, with Miami Heat forwards Chris Bosh and Juwan Howard, as well as Heat executive Alonzo Mourning among those on the playing rosters.

Mourning, 41, has not played since sustaining a serious knee injury in 2007, but has taken the court for various charity events. He is one of many retired players listed among the participants.

NBA lockout rules strictly forbid active players and members of team or NBA staffs to participate in common events, which also would be a factor with Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and Orlando Magic assistant coach Patrick Ewing listed as event participants. To this point, team and league executives have been told to remain away from such lockout exhibitions.

However, the Sun Sentinel learned Friday night that the NBA has issued dispensation for team officials and locked-out players to interact in Obama event.

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  • J.D.

    I don’t think you guys know what “charity” means. BarackObama.com isn’t a charity.

  • misso

    I hope they televise it, sounds like its gonna be fun. Cheryl Miller? Mos def gotta televise it

  • Yesse

    Cool rosters. Nice to see Zo back as well.

  • rob stewart

    That’s already 24 players on the rosters with more to come. Sometimes more is less. Make some cuts Obama.

  • Gregg

    No better way to raise morale during a recession than to watch some VINSANITY!!

  • @Deknowz

    It’s good to be king! lol

  • rob stewart

    @Gregg
    do you think it’s still 2000 or something?

  • james

    I’m all in for more pro-level basketball, but would prefer if my commander in chief does something more productive with himself.

  • http://wikipedia.org Eddie1

    Dr. Dre’s Detox = NBA Lockout. Think about it. Illuminate yaself.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Bush’s dumba** used to take vacations on that texas ranch of his every other week and no one was complaining back then but Obama is holding a charity game for one day and you’re talking about doing something more productive with himself.

  • http://www.slamonline.com rich

    @james Dont worry Obama prolly has a simultaneous drone strike planned for tip off. had one some day he attended a boxing match so why not?

  • Maniac

    Lol how does the lockout compare to detox???

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ rich: Good point; sporting events are a great diversion.

  • Fifty

    Dikembe Mutombo…. swag

  • Mike

    Finally, VC decided to get off the couch apparently and play some ball.

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    Maniac: It involves black people, duh

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    Solyndra, Fast&Furious, Asian Hawaii, Voting ‘Present’, Beer Summit, Bill Ayers, Tea Party ‘terrorists’ and OWS ‘victims’, MSNBCNNPR, Making fun of Special Olympics, etc. – The list could go on and on.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    @JTAYLOR21 – Obama has taken more vacation days in his first term than Bush by a wide margin. Let me guess…you got all your ideas from Jon Stewart the comedian, Micheal Moore the one-percenter, and MTV culture.
    Good job! You think what you’re told!

  • http://gmail.com z

    Well said jtaylor. There’s def a double standard for some reason whenever obama’s brought up

  • Dope(Georgia Boy)

    !George Orwell And you probably believe The President’s Birth certificate is Fake,Listen To Rush Limbaugh, and appart of The Fox News Culture aka The punk ass KKK gang.

  • Bojangles

    Hopefully all proceeds go towards paying off the U.S. deficit. With a star studded lineup like this, they should be able to get it down to 14,999,999,500,000.

  • Jaysmoove

    there we go ray ray!!!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Good campaigning tool as well. Re-elect Barack, please.

  • http://www.npr.org/2011/03/24/134817531/the-nation-how-is-saudi-arabia-a-good-tyranny cheecagomayne

    idk y ppl defend obama, that guy has the same policies as bush. he has set up gitmo sister prisons everywhere. the dollar has a half life of four years because of his careless spending. Obama and Bush are and were corporatist war mongers, vote Ron Paul!lol

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Yeah… comments aren’t showing up.

  • Enigmatic

    Obama and Bush both suck/sucked as presidents.
    F*ck ALL politicians.
    Can we move on now?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Either SLAM’s website is messed up or I’ve just posted the same comment about 5 times.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Yep, wtf.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    I agree with Enigmatic(if that’s the real one or some imitation). All these politicians are conniving puppets.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    The internet: where people who know _a_ come together to share opinions on everything _b_-_z_.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I like Bush. I like Obama. BUT, that’s the people, not the presidents. They both are/were terrible presidents. Both spent way to much in the wrong areas. Both have loose policies on the most important issues. LMAO at those who defend either of them.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Obama is not much better than Bush–but that has nothing to do with any of the reasons listed by “George Orwell.”

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    does SLAM like, not allow you to copy paste into the comment box or something? Every time I copy paste my comments don’t show up.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    FUUUCK, does SLAM have something against Bill Ayers?? I can’t post a single fuuuuckign comment in defense of him.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    relax teddy lol, @lakeshow, if u like bush as a person read bugiosi’s prosecution of george w bush for murder

  • Enigmatic

    Teddy, I feel you man. I been having a REALLY hard time commenting lately. And it had been really frustrating cause y’all the only cats I can speak basketball with.
    For some reason, not having a link on my name seems to help, thus the non blue and boldness of my name.

  • Overtime

    @Enig, you guys still having that online association on 2k12?

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    CHANGE! EVERYTHING IS SO DIFFERENT NOW STAN. THE AIR IS FRESHER, I CAN BREATHE EASIER. MY JOB IS BETTER. THE SUN IS BRIGHTER. FOOD TASTES BETTER. AND ITS ALL BECAUSE OF OUR DEAR LEADER, THE GREAT OBAMA.


    K-RINO- DEATH OF A POLITICIAN.
    …..
    THIS IS NOT A CHARITY GAME.

  • robb

    @George Orwell defending George W. Bush?? wow

  • http://sportsnickel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/silvastpierre.jpg Jukai

    LOl watching SLAM debate politics is always a hoot.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    I don’t believe Obama is a Muslim, I believe he is a pretend Christian. I don’t like Rush Limbaugh. I support socialized health care. I don’t like Glenn Beck. I don’t support George Bush. You assume all those things, and more, about me because you are have been programmed and conditioned by the media to guard the democrat party and organized Labor interests. Thanks for the display of groupthink to show your brainwashing though. Good job! You think what you’re told!

  • Waggle

    Co-sign Jukai. Get out the popcorn.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Great!!! I just typed another paragraph that didn’t show up! Piece of sh!t!

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    george orwell- there’s no way obama has taken more vacations than bush. and obama is far more christian than bush ever was.

    enigmatic- obama really isn’t that bad of a president. honestly

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    Datkid: You’re ideologuing. Check the facts. Obama has had more vacation days in his first term that President Bush did in six years. Or did that fact not show up on CNN and MTV. YOU CANNOT TRUST THE MEDIA TO REPORT THE TRUTH. Look at how many ‘green’ companies received bailout money and then went bankrupt. Then look at how many of those companies were run by major Obama donors. If Herman Cain was from Hawaii and didn’t know what CONTINENT OR COUNTRY it was part of, do you think that would make the news? Obama said that about four days ago, but let me guess…you didn’t know about it because the media won’t go near anything that shows Obama as anything but a genius/god. Based on a twenty-year old rumor there was over 200 stories about Herman Cain’s “scandal”, because he’s a Republican. Anthony Weiner had to have pictures of him with his d#ck in his hand and they still avoided that story. Big, evil Andrew Breitbart had to break that story because the mainstream media was terrified it might hurt democrat interests. The democrat plantation needs you to believe that their opponents are racist, so they can’t let Herman Cain be the nominee, even though he’s who conservatives wanted. That doesn’t fit the accepted narrative, written and orchestrated by a tiny few in LA and NY. Liberals and the Democrat Party at CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, PBS, CBC, and MTV choose our nominee, just like they choose yours. Oh, but Fox news is the one that’s part of a conspiracy, right? You’re so f%cking brainwashed.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    If you only accept the pablum that the media and pop-culture feed you at face-value, then you deserve to live in deception.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Really want to join this discussion but SLAMonline is f*ckign with me!!!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Obama is obviously not much better than Bush (possibly worse), but not for any of the reasons listed by George–it’s hilarious what kind of priorities Americans have. You never talk about what politicians ACTUALLY do for/with the country–you talk about birth certificates and sex scandals and past affiliations.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Obama is not better than Bush, but not for any of the reasons listed by George. Americans really have their priorities mixed up… Nobody talks about what politicians ACTUALLY do, but instead focus on s3x scandals, past affiliations, and dumb quotes.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Well final-f*cking-ly.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    thx for the tip Enigmatic (no link in my name).

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    Correction: Obama has taken more vacation days in his first term than Bush in his first term. The media reported on Bush’s vacations in a negative light. Besides, its not Obama I’m attacking. Obama is a decent guy I think. I think he’s been an average President who bought into his own hype. What bothers conservatives is the way the media manipulates America. My beef isn’t even with the media, because who can blame them for holding on to their power structure? If you guys are so easily manipulated, then why not keep doing it? Give the people what they want, right? My beef is with y’all, for telling yourselves you believe in free speech while you let the media silence the one dissenting network and for telling yourselves you’re all about diversity and compassion while the democrat party plays race-politics and uses slander, libel, and bullying to have their way at your expense.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    So brainwashed…

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    BTW @ Enigmatic: I’ve had plenty of comments that were critical of Obama erased. SLAM is a bunch of liberal University-indoctrinated clones just like the rest of the mainstream media. My wife bought me a two-years subscription for my birthday and I canceled it right away. I don’t want to support the baby-food media any more.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell
  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL I love it when conservatives play victim. Liberals and conservatives are in the same boat, really, because the biggest campaign contributors (ie. Citibank, etc.) donate to both Republicans and Democrats equally.
    Also, true conservatives don’t even exist anymore. The exception being Ron Paul.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    Nothing like a Ron Paul cultist to show up and add confusion. Ron Paulians represent conservatism about as well as Scientologists represent science. Face it. He’s not going to be President. He seems like a genuine guy but with a touch of crazy. His follower’s irrational devotion to him is waaay more of a negative at this point. But go ahead. Keep kicking that dead horse. At least it keeps you busy.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    And who’s playing victim? Nice liberal tactic though: As soon as you can’t keep up and respond to the individual points I’ve made you attack a person’s character and throw in a belittling insult. It’s a way of deflecting the focus away from your flawed thinking and back onto the accepted narrative that ‘conservatives are bad’. It doesn’t matter what I’ve said, you can just cross your arms and hold your breath until those mean conservative ideas go away. LOL Liberals, who trumpet about ‘bullying’ all day on CNN, do so because they are projecting their own bullying problem on their ideological opponents. Good job! You think what you’re told!

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    Here’s another example (I’m writing lots because I honestly believe that the intelligent people here are worth trying to inform) – At the top of the page I mentioned the media’s very different coverage of George W Bush’s vacation-time and Obama’s. The post was not about Obama, or Bush. The post was about the media. But people are so conditioned by repetition that you saw George Bush’s name and automatically stopped critical-thinking. You went into automatic pilot and said I’m “defending” Bush. You allowed someone else’s idea – Bush is Bad – to overtake your ability to form an original idea. You’re programmed.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I’m not a liberal and I disagree with Ron Paul on a number of issues. That doesn’t mean he isn’t conservative though, because he is–which is precisely why all other republican candidates (and FOX News, even CNN) despise him. And please give me your idea of a conservative candidate from the Republican Party, because chances are he/she is a neoconservative nut job.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The mainstream media sucks, but not because it lacks coverage of vacation time… It sucks because it makes people like you focus on things like vacation time instead of actual policy–so even if you’re right about Bush and/or Obama, you lack any sort of valid evidence other than… vacation time.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    “My beef is with y’all, for telling yourselves you believe in free speech while you let the media silence the one dissenting network and for telling yourselves you’re all about diversity and compassion while the democrat party plays race-politics and uses slander, libel, and bullying to have their way at your expense.”
    Wait wait wait, by “the one dissenting network” are you talking about FOX News? LOL! Tell me who is trying to silence FOX News? FOX News has the highest viewership among mainstream news channels, has funding from all the major corporate advertisers that fund EVERY OTHER mainstream network, and almost consistently supports American policy where other networks disagree (sometimes), like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    The other networks suck, but if your only idea of an alternative news source is FOX News then… Well, I don’t know what to tell you. I’m not trying to be an @ss, but seriously.

  • http://sportsnickel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/silvastpierre.jpg Jukai

    *Referee blows his whistle*
    Foul on George Orwell….
    From an August 17th article from CBS News, taken from FactCheck:
    “So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.
    Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton took the least time off — 28 days.”
    The article later goes on to say that a presidential vacation is generally different from a real person vacation, because presidents almost always do work on their days off…
    But George Bush has Obama beat almost three to one!
    Yellow card assessed to Orwell.
    Alright, referee blows his whistle again, carry on with your misinformed rants!

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    Jukai gets the red card – FactCheck is a liberal, democrat-party funded organization. It was founded by Walter Annenberg, who used to be a conservative. When he died his family turned it into a liberal organization. When Barack Obama was a Law Professor he and Bill Ayers consulted for FactCheck.org. That’s pretty cute how you go running to Obama’s Palace-Guard to double-check criticism of Obama. – Jukai, I believe you are a really intelligent guy with noble intentions and that you’re too smart for their bull&hit. My posts are not about Obama. I think he’s a typical liberal with good intentions, and has done some good while in office. I am not an ideologue or any of the cliche things the democrat-media has programmed you to believe about Conservatives. — “If we don’t get this economy turned around in four years, it’s on me.” – Obama, 2008

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    CBS News is also a liberal news organization btw. They posted that story about Obama’s vacation days in response to criticism about his vacation days. Weird how they do that. Probably just a coincidence…

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Whelp, again SLAM doesn’t post my comment on Bill Ayers. wtf is this.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    News flash, Mr. Republican: Bill Ayers is not a liberal. At all. He is a soc!alist.
    You know who else was a soc!alist? George Orwell.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    And ROFL!!!! I typed that last comment about 3 times without censoring the word “soc!alist” and it didn’t show up. Apparently soc!alism is banned at SLAMonline.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    On the subject of Bill Ayers, he is a well-respected professor at the University of Illinois. Your hatred of him stems from his soc!alist ideology and his involvement in the Weather Underground, an anti-imperialist group that blew up government and corporate buildings in protest of the Vietnam War. Boo hoo, government (Republican, no less!) property was damaged! Oh no!
    A friendship with Bill Ayers (even though he’s had to distance himself for electability) is a PLUS, not a minus. Of course, your lovely FOX News would compare the Weathermen (who never harmed a single civilian in their bombing sprees) to Al Qaeda.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    That’s funny. You defend Obama (not sure why) by pointing out his ties to terrorism. You say it’s a ‘plus’ that a man who teaches kids once attempted to win political battles with violence and fear? LOL you really do think what you’re told!

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    The Weather Underground were responsible for four deaths and countless acts of violence…JUST like Occupy Wall Street. — You all suck at critical-thinking because you draw prefabricated ideas from the same well. So f#cking brainwashed. You’re just not used to anyone in your peer-group disagreeing with your little pop-culture love-fest. It’s because the media only allows you one train-of-thought. When you meet someone who doesn’t follow it you get offended and confused. It’s totally understandeable. You know in your heart, if not your mind, that I’m right.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Name me one mainstream news organization that painted Bill Ayers in a positive light. Bill O’Reilly (your best buddy) quoted CNN (your worst enemy) to condemn Ayers.
    It’s funny the guy who cites Fox News as an alternative news source, as if its some secret underground oracle being shrouded by an evil liberal conspiracy, is the same guy telling me I believe what I’m told.
    I have no reason to defend Obama. However, you’re going to have to come up with a better argument against him than “He was friends with a terrorist!”
    Yes, Ayers did use violence and fear–fear of an @ss-backward government. You know who else “attempted to win political battles with violence and fear”? Your favorite Republican presidents.
    And to top it off, you know who ELSE used violent means politically? George Orwell.
    So… Why are you even using his name? LMAO.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The Weather Underground as an organization never killed a civilian. Maybe learn to f*cking read, and actually differentiate between organizations. Certain members, after the Weathermen had disbanded, DID kill people. That was NOT the Weather Underground and that was NOT Bill Ayers. The people responsible for the murders were part of a group called the May 19 Communist Movement, and they shot three security guards during an armed robbery.
    Also, Bill Ayers was never charged with a crime. Thanks for playing though, Mr. Republican Neo, come to save us all from the Matrix.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    I’m not saying Fox news is an alternative news site. Huffington (liberal) and Breitbart (conservative) are alt-news. There you go all programmed to ideologue again! LOL – Fox News is just a conservative news network. That’s not such a big deal. If the country is half-conservative then it seems reasonable that there should be both liberal and conservative news sites, right? Then why are there FIVE major liberal networks that spin negatively against conservatives? You haven’t asked yourself that because the media hasn’t fed it to you yet.Or how about this: Why, with five liberal networks, would the Obama administration and democrat party take steps to shutting Fox down? Does that sound like a gov’t that has your ability to find unbiased information? Did you know that there was a conservative site like Fox ready to go in Canada, and it was shut down? Does that sound like free speech to you? Oh, but Micheal Moore the one-percenter and Jon Stewart the failed actor can make you laugh while they program you, so you put them on a pedestal while they f#ck you.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    Exactly. Bill Ayers did not kill anyone personally, but his ideology did. Thanks for articulating that for me.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    And the fact that you made the Matrix reference indicates that you know something’s up. You’re just scared. I was too. I was a liberal. I believed all their crap until I just got so sick of being told what to think. The University-Industrial Complex of the last twenty years teaches you what to think, not how to learn.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    You’re definitely right about a media slant in favor of Obama, but you’re lost in your conclusion. It is NOT an attack on neo-conservatives or some sort of left-wing, union-loving movement on the side of NBC, CNN, etc. If anything, Obama’s policies in office have been VERY neo-conservative and on par with every other president (regardless of party) for the last fifty years. Aside from a few minor “issues” like attempting to provide more affordable healthcare (which he hasn’t done yet) and repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” he’s right up your alley:
    - He bombed Libya unilaterally without the consent of congress and secured oil interests after Gaddafi’s overthrow (Rule #1 for any good Republican president)
    - Successfully killed Osama Bin Laden while simultaneously trespassing on Pakistani territory (another must)
    - Used predators drones to assassinate an American citizen without trial (or even the pretense of capture)
    - Spent billions of YOUR hard-earned tax dollars bailing out corporations such as Citigroup and Bank of America, corporations that provide ads/huge amounts of funding to both FOX News AND your so-called liberal news channels (another absolute must: screwing the average American for his corporate masters).
    I mean, if the guy wasn’t so busy trying to pass a jobs bill, you’d LOVE you some Barrack Obama. Just admit it already… If the man was Ronald Reagan incarnate you would be wetting your pants at how good it’s getting.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    And last, I’m not some fat old Republican. (But thanks for the insult!) I produce hiphop and emcee in a touring group as well as produce music for TV and sports videos and stuff. I’ve opened for James Brown and toured with K’Naan and Damian Marley. I get in debates with people who are waaaaay more fun and way more liberal than you. The media puts a picture in your head of conservatives though, don’t they? You think what you’re told!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    “but his ideology did.” I thought you weren’t an ideologue? And sure, Communists are the only people who killed for their ideology. ROFL.
    For the last time, I’m not a liberal. And if there is a “matrix,” you’re caught right in it, because you’re stupid enough to believe in this two-party nonsense. You waste your time incriminating one party in favor of the other, not knowing both parties are funded by the same corporate lobbyists and carry out the SAME f*cking policies. Which explains your fear of Ron Paul. But keep believing that horse sh!t… You’re only serving the big banks by criticizing OWS–just like Obama.
    Funnily enough, the Democrats also benefit a great deal from (so-called) conservatives against Occupy Wall Street. The pseudo-conservatives like yourself provide the leg work for Obama and the Democrats. Obama doesn’t have to anger his corporate campaign contributors by appeasing the protestors, while at the same time he avoids losing votes by not having to outright condemn them either–thanks to you guys.
    Congratulations!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I just gave you about four actual reasons to criticize and hate Obama for. You mentioned none but one… Which leads me to believe he’d probably be your ideal candidate if he ran on a Republican platform.

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    That’s right. There’s no liberal bias. Hold your breath and close your eyes and all those ‘bad’ conservative ideas will just go away. Bill Maher and Sean Penn will come on the screen to soothe you and it will all be better. No more of that pesky “critical-thinking”…

  • http://www.breitbart.com George Orwell

    @ Teddy – They didn’t have to paint Bill Ayers in a positive light! They just had to hide him away until after the election, which they did. You prove my point yet again. The burden is on the media to be unbiased, not on Bill Ayers to be good or bad! The media didn’t vet Obama. Doesn’t that bug you? Bill Clinton is a hero to the media after cheating on his wife IN the Oval Office. Herman Cain MAYBE tried to get laid twenty years ago. But Herman Cain refutes the false liberal propaganda of conservative racism, so he had to go. Where’s the uproar? Why aren’t you mad that they think you’re stupid? I don’t think you’re stupid. I’m saying what they won’t.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    They aren’t “liberal” because they still serve the interests of their corporate sponsors, which is why you saw very few mainstream news outlets even bother to cover Occupy Wall Street in the beginning, until they absolutely HAD to. But they are liberal in the sense that they want you to believe you have a choice in politics… which you really don’t.
    And again, George Orwell used violence for political means, AND he was a soc!alist, the ideology shared by Bill Ayers’ that supposedly kills people.
    Why are you using his name again?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    They aren’t “l!beral” because they still serve the interests of their corporate sponsors, which is why you saw very few mainstream news outlets even bother to cover Occupy Wall Street in the beginning, until they absolutely HAD to. But they are liberal in the sense that they want you to believe you have a choice in politics… which you really don’t.
    And again, George Orwell used violence for political means, AND he was a soc!alist, the ideology shared by Bill Ayers’ that supposedly kills people.
    Why are you using his name again?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    They aren’t “liberal” because they still serve the interests of their corporate sponsors, which is why you saw very few mainstream news outlets even bother to cover Occupy Wall Street in the beginning, until they absolutely HAD to. But they are liberal in the sense that they want you to believe you have a choice in politics… which you really don’t.
    And again, George Orwell used violence for political means, AND he was a soc!alist, the ideology shared by B!ll Ayers’ that supposedly kills people.
    Why are you using his name again?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Well, SLAM is not posting my comments again.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    wtf… Sorry for the triple post, LOL. Sorry for calling you stupid earlier as well.
    Umm, actually it was Bill Ayers who refused to speak to the media or comment on the election at all. CNN tracked him down, Fox News tracked him down, Palin and McCain left freaking phone messages on people’s answering machines trying to inform them that Obama was friends with a “domestic terrorist.”
    And no it doesn’t anger me that the media doesn’t cover inconsequential details like being friends with Bill Ayers (which they actually DO)–what angers me is that they (and YOU) don’t condemn him for things that matter… Like, you know, his actual policies.
    The same goes for Bill Clinton. You want to complain about the media’s favoritism towards him–which is probably true–yet the only argument you can make against him is that he had an affair with Monica Lewinksy. Who gives a sh!t!?
    How about the fact that he was a mass murderer who bombed and killed 2000 Serbians? That doesn’t do it for you?
    Of course not! That’s something the Republicans might do! (which true conservatives would oppose. But then again, Republican’s are *neo*conservatives).

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    And as for Herman Cain, I don’t know too much about him (or care, to be honest), but maybe, just maybe there’s a difference between sexually harassing two or three women in the workplace (Cain, allegedly) and having consensual sex with another woman (Clinton). One happens to be, you know, illegal? Dismissing it as “maybe hitting on a woman 20 years ago” is kind of disturbing.
    I have no idea if it’s true or not, either. Just saying.
    And again, it doesn’t bother me that the media didn’t exploit the Bill Ayers angle during the election–I can’t remember if they did or not, and I probably wasn’t watching enough of your News channels to tell–because A) I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Bill Ayers, and B) It’s a stupid thing to focus on… Which explains Palin’s answer-machine campaign on this front.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Anyways, that’s enough for tonight. I’m out. Goodnight, George.
    (BTW James Brown is the man… RIP. That’s awesome you got to open for him).

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    george orwell If you can show me a non crazy website where you read that then I’ll gladly believe it… you just saying it really won’t convince me. Especially if fox didn’t report it… after all they never miss an opportunity to paint obama in a negative light.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    btw thanks jukai for proving my point… and the media didn’t vet obama? I definitely remember fox news sneakily insinuating for weeks that he was muslim… GEORGE ORWELL WHAT IN GODS NAME ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT????

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    As a sidenote, I’d love to debate teddy sometime though.

  • http://ggfhh.com Jukai

    George, you’re going to have to give some numbers, some cite which puts the numbers I gave you in question, or anything that is tangible to this debate. It is fine if you do not trust the source, everyone should be weary, but unless you provide statistics on vacation day comparisons between George and Obama, I can only conclude you’re making baseless assumptions based on shaky information. The numbers actually came from a washington times reporter and were backed by factcheck, but don’t just distrust things because they came from a biased source, distrust them because you have a credible reason to believe they are fake. I don’t agree with anything Teddy and his “all nations are evil all politicians were evil I can’t gauge” ideas, but he hasn’t said anything which is shaky statistically. You have.

  • http://www.npr.org/2011/03/24/134817531/the-nation-how-is-saudi-arabia-a-good-tyranny cheecagomayne

    i’m going to co-sign teddy, fake liberals and neo-cons all eat at the table of corporatism.

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