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Group Bounces Limbaugh, Not Soros

From a wildly cheering Associated Press:

From Jack Huberman’s 2006 book, 101 People Who Are Really Screwing America.

Limbaugh dropped from group seeking to buy Rams


ST. LOUIS — Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams. Limbaugh was to be a limited partner in a bid led by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts, but Checketts said in a statement Wednesday that Limbaugh’s participation had complicated the effort. The group will move forward without him.

Checketts said he will have no further comment on the bid process…

Checketts, the chairman of SCP Worldwide, announced that Limbaugh had been dumped toward the end of a news release.

"It has become clear that his involvement in our group has become a complication and a distraction to our intentions; endangering our bid to keep the team in St. Louis," Checketts said. "As such, we have decided to move forward without him and hope it will eventually lead us to a successful conclusion." …

Checketts said Limbaugh would have not had any say in the direction of the franchise "or in any decisions regarding personnel or operations."

Before getting dropped, Limbaugh said he had no intention of backing out.

"I’m not even thinking of caving," he said. "I am not a caver. Pioneers take the arrows. We are pioneers. It’s a sad thing that our country, over 200 years old now, needs pioneers all over again, but we do."

Meanwhile, here is an earlier report from Bloomberg which notes another member of Mr. Checketts consortium:

Rush Limbaugh’s Lip Meets Soros Cash in NFL Bid

Scott Soshnick

Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) — Rush Limbaugh’s future as a National Football League owner will be determined by his wallet, not his words…

Limbaugh’s group is led by former Madison Square Garden President and current St. Louis Blues and Real Salt Lake majority owner Dave Checketts, who brings a wealth of sports industry contacts, know-how and credibility. Checketts also brings big-time backers like George Soros, who financed the duo’s failed attempt to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003.

Checketts’s ownership of hockey’s Blues is backed by, among others, TowerBrook Capital Partners, which was formerly known as Soros Private Equity Partners before it was spun off from Soros Asset Management Group in 2005

Hey, never mind that George Soros happily admitted to helping the Nazis steal from the Jews once upon a time.

Back in October 2006 we were the first to post this (carefully scrubbed from the internet) partial transcript from an interview done by Steve Kroft for CBS’ 60 Minutes George Soros on December 20, 1998:

George Soros Interview On 60 Minutes

When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, George Soros’ father was a successful lawyer. He lived on an island in the Danube and liked to commute to work in a rowboat. But knowing there were problems ahead for the Jews, he decided to split his family up. He bought them forged papers and he bribed a government official to take 14-year-old George Soros in and swear that he was his Christian godson. But survival carried a heavy price tag. While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.

(Vintage footage of Jews walking in line; man dragging little boy in line)

KROFT: (Voiceover) These are pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros’ friends and neighbors.

(Vintage footage of women and men with bags over their shoulders walking; crowd by a train)

KROFT: (Voiceover) You’re a Hungarian Jew…

Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.

KROFT: (Voiceover) …who escaped the Holocaust…

(Vintage footage of women walking by train)

Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.

(Vintage footage of people getting on train)

KROFT: (Voiceover) …by–by posing as a Christian.

Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Right.

(Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door closing with people in boxcar)

KROFT: (Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.

Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that’s when my character was made.

KROFT: In what way?

Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand and–and anticipate events and when–when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was a–a very personal experience of evil.

KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.

KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.

KROFT: I mean, that’s–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.

KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

Mr. SOROS: No.

KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?

Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c–I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was–well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets–that if I weren’t there–of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would–would–would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the–whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the–I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.

So, to review, Mr. Limbaugh has been bounced out of the Checketts group because of things he never said.

While they ignore horrific things that Mr. Soros cheerfully admits he actually did.

And speaking of our topsy-turvey world, from the self same Associated Press article we also get this:

The move was hailed by the Rev. Al Sharpton, one of the most vocal critics of Limbaugh’s bid.

"It is a moral victory for all Americans — especially the players that have been unfairly castigated by Rush Limbaugh," Sharpton said in a statement. "This decision will also uphold the unifying standards of major sports."

Sharpton added in a telephone interview that major sports leagues shouldn’t welcome owners who are "divisive and incendiary."

Every major pro sports franchise has dealings with its community, he said. "It’s unfair for taxpayers to be underwriting people who denigrate them," he said.

Why doesn’t the reverend not consider this a hate crime? Is it not a high tech lynching?

No, instead he calls it a “moral victory.” ,

And we all know what an expert Mr. Sharpton is on matters of morality.

"It’s unfair for taxpayers to be underwriting people who denigrate them," he said.

So sayeth a man who operates a taxpayer underwritten 501c4 “non-profit” that is little more than a shake-down racket. An operation Mr. Sharpton uses to avoid paying a half a million dollars in owed taxes.

But the AP posts his castigations of a man who has done nor even said anything wrong.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Group Bounces Limbaugh, Not Soros”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Shameful people acting shamefully:

    Limbaugh dropped from group seeking to buy Rams

    By R.B. Fallstrom, AP Sports Writer – Thu Oct 15

    ST. LOUIS – Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams…


  2. wardmama4 says:

    This is a story that the real story is the backstory (who leaked the ‘news’ and why) but alas it is also a very scary comment on just how far to the left and the desire to silence anyone not in the ‘correct’ political belief is in America today. The man does not need defending – he will do it quite well himself, but the vile, despicable nature of destroying and silencing anyone we don’t agree with – is what is causing the destruction of America. The Tea Party Groups, the 9/12 Project and many grassroots groups (Move America Forward etc) have been decrying this move Left for a while now. My question is: Is there anyone in a position of power (House, Senate, Supreme Court, msm) who has the backbone and courage to stand up and say No, this is wrong?

    God Help America – and I weep for my children’s and grandchildren’s future.

    • Colonel1961 says:

      Don’t weep. The left continues to overplay its hand into its own demise. Limbaugh may have some ground-breaking legal efforts ahead…

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    I call on the right NOT TO get Oberman off ESPN Sunday night. Keep him there in stark contrast to their indignation over Cuddly Little Fuzz Ball, Rush Limbaugh. It just be the best way to make our point.

    Alas, the half twitted suits will realize this & remove them without any help from us. I’ll be sorry to see him go – not since Gomez Addams has there been a bigger loon on TV (at least Gomez was funny).

  4. Laree says:

    Imus and Chris Wallace discuss the White House giving Fox News Channel the cold shoulder.

    Is MSNBC nervous about Mourning Joe? New York Post.

    Imus, I can see MSNBC from my window


    And a special message for Rush Limbaugh from “Can’t I Just Finish My Waffle”

    • Reality Bytes says:

      Laree – it’s only noon. Have you been into the RB tini pitcher already? Good one though.

  5. proreason says:

    People are getting angrier.

  6. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Kind of figured Leno’s poor taste joke from last night would make the rounds. For those who don’t know about it,

    JAY LENO: Oh, and did you hear about this? And today, Rush Limbaugh, who was trying to buy the St. Louis Rams, has downplayed racial comments that he’s made in the past by saying– He said, if he was a racist, why would he want to be part of a business that is 70 percent African American?

    Well, I don’t know, maybe because you would OWN them?

    Think that has anything to do with it?

    I was watching the show and there wasn’t a whole lot of laughter. Nervous or otherwise.

    Anyone who says Rush makes racist comments, has either never listened to his show, only listens to what others say about him and his show, or takes something he said completely out of context. That’s the trouble with our sound-bite world.

    Anyhow, he doesn’t need defending. Eventually, I think I would want a front row seat when he sues Jackson and Sharpton, et al and hands them their asses.

    Like most Americans, black and white alike, I’m really sick of hearing all this. Let me give you a fer-instance.

    Yesterday, my truck’s battery went dead in the walmart parking lot. I asked a guy if he wouldn’t mind giving me a jump start. He obliged gracefully and willingly. I had cables, he pulled his truck right over and we got it done. He was black. I live in South Carolina.

    Day before that, the UPS guy dropped off a package and, AS USUAL, we engaged in polite social banter. It was about his kids, the economy, the cost of living, etc. He’s black too. I don’t kiss his ass and he doesn’t speak or look at me with contempt.

    They are PEOPLE. Always been that way. I treat em all the same.

    This is the America I would like to live in and mostly, I think I do. But it’s the troublemakers…always….that …well…cause trouble.

    I think that were it not for them, we might be surprised as to the actual progress we can make.

    • proreason says:

      I’ve been getting tired of the NFL for about a decade anyway.

      They can forgive Michael Vicks, forgive many many other felons and criminals on the player rosters, use college football as a minor league, take advantage of players in many ways, look aside for years at flagrant drug abuse, but they accept lies about Rush?

      No more NFL for me.

    • Colonel1961 says:

      I’m going to start watching the NFL, just so I can quit…

      (NCAA football is a lot better, anyway)

  7. Colonel1961 says:

    Rusty, I got a ticket from a State Trooper on Tuesday morning. If you’ve seen ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ you now exactly what he looked like – I expected him to call me ‘Mayo’! But when he got to the car, he was so polite and kind, we actually carried on a conversation and shook hands at the end of our ‘visit’. Like you said, he didn’t care that I was a white boy in a nice car, he just wondered what I did for a living and if he should stay in the force or get into the private sector! A real gentleman, and, as you said, how folks of different races would more often treat each other if the idiots shut up and got off the danged television…

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