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Mon Apr 28, 2014, 09:19 PM

 

Question about the Don Sterling thing

I don't follow every media outlet, but amid all of the commentary on this man's interesting racial opinions, has there been a word about the perhaps more immediate sexist context in which these comments were made?

Maybe I don't know the whole backstory, but this guy's treatment of women seems more directly abusive than any effect his attitudes may have had on his employees.

On edit: and no, I am not inviting nor making a "what's worse" comparison. I'm merely surprised that the well-roundedness of his odious character is being lost in the emphasis on one strand of it.

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jberryhill Apr 2014 OP
SummerSnow Apr 2014 #1
jberryhill Apr 2014 #7
Marie Marie Apr 2014 #2
undeterred Apr 2014 #3
The Straight Story Apr 2014 #4
jberryhill Apr 2014 #9
The Straight Story Apr 2014 #10
AngryAmish Apr 2014 #13
jberryhill Apr 2014 #16
tkmorris Apr 2014 #5
Dorian Gray Apr 2014 #14
lunasun Apr 2014 #6
Jesus Malverde Apr 2014 #12
trublu992 Apr 2014 #8
Jesus Malverde Apr 2014 #11
kelliekat44 Apr 2014 #15
jberryhill Apr 2014 #17
Jesus Malverde Apr 2014 #18
jberryhill Apr 2014 #19
bemildred Apr 2014 #20

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 09:25 PM

1. Well yeah , he is a sexist fool, a control freak, and a racist fool.

He was demanding who she associates with. He even told her 'who' she can have sex with. His wife, she knows he has mistresses. But, they all seem to not mind it cause he has money. Not giving him a free pass but yucch .

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 10:20 PM

7. His problem was not "who she associates with"

 


He did say she could have sex with anyone she wanted.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 09:32 PM

2. Seems like an equal opportunity bigot to me.

Typical older Republican. If you are not a white male - you are beneath and inferior to him.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 09:35 PM

3. He's a wealthy man - which is the only reason

a beautiful young woman would give him the time of day.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 09:43 PM

4. Perhaps because

His remarks (the ones I have seen) were directed at one whole group of people en masse and his comments/actions of a sexist nature were focused more on one or two people.


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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 12:42 AM

9. His remarks were "directed at" one person

 


His hitherto not well concealed attitudes towards others where directed a whole group of people, although his posture toward whom he tolerates having sex with his mistress is considerably more broadminded than, I would suppose, many people here would be under similar circumstances.

I haven't quite decoded what "wife", "estranged wife", "girlfriend" and "mistress" are meant to convey in the various reports I have seen about his personal relationships, such as they are.

But proceeding on the original "girlfriend" characterization, what sort of racist doesn't care who his "girlfriend" is screwing?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 12:49 AM

10. By whole group I was referring to:

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his girlfriend that he doesn't want her to bring black people to his games or post pictures with black people on Instagram, according to unverified audio obtained by TMZ.

If his comments had been 'women' as a group than I would see the sexism in it (same as if he said jews/men/etc would be directing comments at a whole group).

I haven't seen all his comments so perhaps I missed the ones relating to all women vs his actions towards a few women (his girlfriend/wife/etc).

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 05:11 AM

13. He does not care whi she is screwing since he is 80, in poor health and probably impotent

 

She is paid to make him look good.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 07:40 AM

16. I'm thinking racism is the least of this guy's flaws

 

I always shit next to the flowers so my turds look good.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 09:43 PM

5. He's terribly abusive of women, as well as minorities

What's worse is that none of this was a secret. It's odd that this tape is making people act like they just found out what a jackass he is. People who had any idea who he was prior to this knew EXACTLY what he was like. It's been documented nine ways from Sunday.

Some of the background on this guys long history of being a waste of DNA can be found here. http://www.sbnation.com/2014/4/28/5660150/donald-sterling-la-clippers-racist-comments-tmz-adam-silver and here http://www.vox.com/cards/donald-sterling/what-other-awful-things-has-sterling-done-in-the-past .

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Response to tkmorris (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 06:27 AM

14. I just found out

and I think most of the sports audience just found out.

People are saying it was an open secret his behaviour. But the media never reported on it as they are now.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 09:57 PM

6. and i think he may be self loathing too changed his ethnic name

Donald Tokowitz (legally added Sterling as his last name as an adult)

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Response to lunasun (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 05:01 AM

12. It's very common in business and the entertainment world.

Anglicisation or anglicization is the process of converting anything to more "English" norms.

Spiro Agnew - Spiro Theodore Anagnostopoulos
Woody Allen - Allen Konigsberg
Lauren Bacall - Joan Perske
Jack Benny - Benny Kubelsky
Albert Brooks - Albert Einstein
George Burns - Nathan Birnbaum
Elvis Costello - Declan Patrick McManus
Snoop Dogg - Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
Dr. Dre - Andre Romelle Young
Dr. Drew - David Drew Pinsky
Kirk Douglas - Issur Danielovitch Demsky
Audrey Hepburn - Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston
John Forbes Kerry - family name Kohn
Larry King - Lawrence Harvey Zeigler
Benjamin Netanyahu - family name Mileikowsky
Micheal Savage - Michael Alan Weiner
Gene Simmons - Chaim Witz
Gene Wilder - Jerome Silberman
Natalie Wood - Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko

Got a lame name - change it.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 12:31 AM

8. He has the typical rich man attitude of racism sexism and selfishness at the expense of

everyone else. But since we have built a culture of money worship he's encouraged.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 04:42 AM

11. Listening to the tape

It sounded like an senile old man and his nurse.

Old Man: Don't bring black people to the game.

Nurse: would you like some orange juice honey?

She trolled him soooo bad.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 06:37 AM

15. Hell hath no furry .....she played him well. nt

 

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 07:44 AM

17. Really?

 

I knew people were into that, but didn't know it was a religion

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 08:20 AM

18. lolol

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 08:27 AM

19. Seriously, though

 

There are few versions of Hell like the one where you check into a hotel and find out they are having a convention there.

But I guess it is some variation on "All Dogs Go To Heaven"

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 09:07 AM

20. I live in LA.

Sterling regularly places full page ads in the LA Times about speaking engagements and awards he has arranged for himself, and various real estate projects. The real estate ads generally have one or more young women in scanty attire. You are right, he is shallow all the way down.

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