FREE SPEECH, WHERE HAS IT GONE!!!!!
Well, here I go again making people “mad as hell” with this “COMMON SENSE” stuff. Where has the “right to free speech” gone concerning the Clippers owner and the misguided opinion he expressed in a private phone call? He was talking to his mistress and said some things that I do not support; but, I will die defending his right of free speech to say them. He has had a past of doing stupid stuff and has paid a price each and every time for his ignorance. Folks, he has a right to his opinion and the right to express that opinion even if everyone else thinks him a fool. That is what the 1st amendment is all about. It does not say to check to see who you might offend; simply put, it states that you have the right to express your opinion and “to hell with those who disagree”. No ifs, ands, or buts about it; and, it makes good “COMMON SENSE” to have this right and to support it. You see, I even support all the liberals that read this blog and call me “a world class asshole” after reading my opinions. They have every right to their opinion and I support them in their expression of it 1000%. But, even they must admit that “I’m pretty damn good at it” and some would even venture to point out that I’m a “perfect one”.
Now, along comes the speech police, Adam Silver, to announce that he, or the NBA, are banning Donald Sterling for life for speaking his mind. Let me say again that they, the remarks, are not something I would have said; but, he has every right to his opinion, just as you and I have a right to our opinions. He said they would get the other owners to ban together to force Sterling to sell his personal property, in this case the L.A. Clippers basketball team. I’ll not go into all the details because I assume that if you are following this blog you are also smart enough that you keep yourselves informed on the issues of the day. “Who the hell” does this Sliver think gave him the right to mead out punishment to enforce what a person thinks or says in private? It is like being arrested for being “drunk in public” after the bouncers threw you out of the club. You did not want to be in public; so, it is the bouncers’ fault; so, arrest them as they threw you into public. Same with this stupid rant by Sterling. The remark was made in private and thrown into public by Vanessa Stiviano. Arrest Her! It only makes “COMMON SENSE” that she gave the tape to TMZ. Now, Sterling is guilty of several bad judgment calls the least of which is his choice in “women friends” but that is not a crime and neither is stating that you would “prefer her not to bring her black friends to his games”. And, let me go a step or two farther and say “it is not a crime to use the foul language used by Sterling or for him to express his dislike of Magic Johnson”. You’d think they would be friends concerning the way they like to “use” women and discard them. Does anyone remember how Johnson got to this point or have you all forgotten his “transgressions” just because he can afford a high-dollar suit? “Look, look over here at the shiny thing” while I do what the hell I want on the other hand. Much like your President!! They both have the public fooled, but not me, and hopefully not you either.
Speaking of this Vanessa Stiviano, the apparent mistress, she received approximately 1.8 million in cash and gifts as “arm candy” from Sterling the “sugar daddy”. Now we really need to slow walk this a bit before blaming her to harshly for her actions and ask ourselves what we would do for 1.8 million. “For haven sakes” Sterling was, or is, eighty years old so she was most probably simply hanging on his arm and cuddling to keep him warm. Why hell, I’d hang on his arm for 1.8 million and do not start lying now because a lot of you would also. And I’m “little Johnnie-straight-arrow”.
I know not all will agree, but that is what this “tolerance thing” is all about. I do not want to silence you or punish you just because you are a “dumb ass” that disagrees with me. In fact, we have a comments section where you are free to respond and try to change my mind on any subject I write. Also, you are free to spread my blog to your friends, agree or disagree, as it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so. Thank you for reading and spreading the word. “COMMON SENSE” forever!!!