He was only fired due to sponsership loss. There was no malice to what he said or how he said it. It was a figure of speach all of us have heard. It was not a premeditated comment. It came out. Sure it may not be appropriate, just can't see it as the big issue it has turned out to be. These issues are always one way. They are always made one way.
I am a parent of a white female college soccer player. Yes the comment would have pissed me off. But not to the point where I would need rehab or to take 3 days off from work to go protest. I'm of Italian decent, I've never heard any slurs???? Lets get real.
In my area our TV station did a poll also. It came out to 33% for the firing and 67% saying he should not have been fired. It sounds like those who helped on the firing were running scared because they were scared of the blacks.
The blacks on spring brake us to go to Va Beach and called it Greek Week. Va Beach got tired of their crap, their trash, their disrespect, their trashing anything anywhere and just tearing up the place. The business people in Va Beach just decided to call the police in and start raising hell them selves. They did and some what forced them out of the town by not renting rooms to them and cracking down on them for anything they could. The black groups yelled and yelled loudly. Saying that they are going to BOYCOT Va Beach. Guess what, Va Beach was happy as hell with the BOYCOT. They city was cleaner, quieter and more peacefull. The boycot went no where. HA HA HA HA. This was in the 80's.
I never paid any attention to this Imus thing because he is just one of the many entertainers with a dirty mouth. He (and I hope others like him from the other side) deserved what money he had earned in the past and the firing last week. What really bothered me is this cowboy thing that he's been projecting. I worked with real cowboys in Montana when I was young. For Imus to carry on with this cowboy image really piss me off.
I use to deliver pizza's for some time to make ends meet. I went to a hotel that was not ranked low in hotels. I would have to say it was a 8, 10 being the best. The hotel had a group of religous blacks there for a conference. Anyway they started to order pizza and we all who went there took the elevators and stairs. In the halls, stair wells and elevators were chicken bones and tubs and food boxes all over the place. They would eat as they walked and then toss the bones to the floor anywhere they were. They were in a GOOD HOTEL and still acted like it was a dump.
Imus got the spotlight due to a bad news day. Nothing else happining so the two jerks with no job got news time. To listen to some of the Blacks respond is more racisist than what he said. It is true that in Americia only whites are racisist. Just listen to the blacks and you will hear the truth. My MULE! Jake
More then likely the kids with cancer that come to his 4000 acre ranch and stay in his 14000 sq. ft. hacienda. They learn all about ranching and handling animals. Some have never been on a horse or fed chickens.
I am not a fan of Imus, and think he went over the line with his comment, but I defend his right to say it. But, by the same token, be ready for the consequences.
I am really sick and tired of this PC double standard BS.
The timing is interesting in that it diffused the Duke Lacrosse issue.
Which of these items does one think was more damaging to the directed individuals? Rutgers or Duke players? Would you like to be labeled a "nappy headed ho" or a "rapist"?
A man goes to a public golf course. He approaches the man behind the counter in the pro shop and says, "I would like 18 holes of golf and a caddie."
The man behind the counter says, "The 18 holes of golf is no problem, but
all of the caddies are out on the course. What I will do for you is this: We
just received 8 brand new robot golf caddies. If you're willing to take one
with you out on the course and come back and tell me how well It works, your round of golf is on me today."
The golfer obviously accepted the man's offer. He approached the first tee,
looked at the fairway and said to himself, "I think my driver will do the
"The robot caddie turned to the man and said, "No sir. Use your 3 wood. A
driver is far too much club for this hole."
Hesitantly, the golfer pulled out his 3 wood, made good contact with the
ball, and the ball landed about 10 feet to the right front of the hole on the
The golfer, delighted, turned to the robot and thanked him for his
As the golfer pulled out his putter he said, "I think this green is gonna
break left to right."
The robot then again spoke up and said, "No sir. I do believe this green
will break right to left".
Thinking about the last time the robot corrected his prediction, he decided
again to listen to the machine. He made his putt and birdied the hole thanks
to the robot and his advice. But his luck didn't end there. His entire game
was the best game he ever played, thanks to the assistance of the new robot golf caddie. Upon returning to the clubhouse, the man behind the counter asked, "How was your game?"
The golfer stated, "It was, by far, the BEST game I ever played. Thank you
very much for letting me take one of your robots. See you next week.
A week passed, and excited, the golfer returned to the pro shop. Upon
entering, he turned to the man behind the counter and said, "I would like 18 holes of golf and one of those robot golf caddies, please."
The gentleman from behind the counter turned to the man and said, "Well the 18 holes is no problem. However, we had to get rid of the robots. We had too many complaints."
Confused, the golfer cried, COMPLAINTS? Who in the heck could've complained about those robots? They were incredible"
The man sighed and said, "Well, it wasn't their performance. It was that
they were made of shiny silver metal, and the sun reflecting off them was
blinding to other golfers on the fairway."
The golfer said, "So then why didn't you just paint them black?"
The man nodded sadly and replied, "We did. Then four of 'em didn't show
Up for work, two filed for welfare, and the other two robbed the pro shop."