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Sharpton

Looks to Stuff the Rush

In NFL

10/12/2009 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Al Sharpton is playing some serious defense for the St. Louis Rams -- The Rev has launched an all-out blitz to keep Rush Limbaugh from buying the NFL franchise.

In the wake of several reports that Limbaugh is serious about becoming an NFL owner, Sharpton fired off a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, begging the football honcho to reject Rush from the league.

In the letter, Sharpton tells Goodell, "Rush Limbaugh has been divisive and anti-NFL on several occasions with comments about NFL Players including Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb."

In 2003, Limbaugh famously argued that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was getting special treatment in the press because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.

But in his letter, Sharpton brought up another Rush-centric controversy, adding that Rush's "recent statement that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the weapons, was disturbing."

Sharpton's letter comes in the wake of public opposition from the head of the NFL Players Association, who also asked Goodell to reject Rush from the league.

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31.

Ooooo Noooo!    

World Shock Over Omission -- Claims of Racism

STOCKHOLM (AP) October 12, 2009 -- World leaders and common people alike are expressing shock over the glaring omission of US President Barack Obama from the Nobel Prize for Economics. The Nobel committee instead chose two obscure academics; Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson to share this year's prize.

Few would disagree that President Obama has done more in nine mouths as president to change the American economic system than any prior president. A $787 billion expansion of government spending to stimulate the economy with government public works programs, the government takeover of General Motors and Chrysler car manufacturers, a proposed "cap and trade" carbon emissions tax, the proposed government takeover of health care, and the popular "cash for clunkers" program, are transforming the formerly capitalist economic system into the neo-socialist government managed system favored by much of Europe and Asia.

Claims of racism are being whispered among those gathered in Stockholm to cover the Nobel prize awards, noting that the two academics named are both white. So far, there has been no official statement from the White House over the Nobel committee snub.

Reports continue to circulate that Obama may refuse to accept the Peace prize over the loss of the Economic prize. It is hoped that the Nobel committee will name Obama the next winner of the Literature prize for his book "Dream from my Father" to make up for the economic snub.

Yesterday, it was announced President Obama is being nominated for an Emmy award for his September 22, 2009 appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman" show. Also yesterday, the American Lung Association announced they are naming President Obama "Man of the Year" for his pledge to try to stop smoking.

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32.

hardworkingtaxpayer    

so Rush Limbaugh made millions by speaking his (political) views on radio and Sharpton made millions by talking (hatespeak) about white people on TV and in other (liberal) media....Rush is a "racist" and" liar", but Sharpton speaks only the truth (Duke University, Tawanna Brawley) and Rush cant OWN the team because he once was addicted to prescription drugs, but convicted felons (MIchael Vick, Plaxico Burress) can PLAY ON THE FIELD, potentially putting other team members at risk with their anger issues(torturing dogs, carrying weapons)...? so glad I don't support professional football with my hard earned (after tax) money.....

1735 days ago
33.

ako33    

GEESH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look at all of Rush's fellow racists coming out to support him. So thats where all of you have been hiding since O'bama won. Glad to see rascism is still alive and well.....NOT. Seriously people 1950 is over, GET OVER IT. America aint just 1 color and 1 way. I feel sad for all of you on what your ignorance has caused you to miss.

1735 days ago
34.

IroHL    

In 2006 Rush was caught coming back from the Dominican Repbulic with a perscription of Viagra not in his name. The Dominican is known as a tourist spot for pedophiles. They say you can get little boys of all ages, yet no one talks about that. He acts like he has been a saint...

1735 days ago
35.

Who Dat!!!    

Al Sharpton is the racist and a hypocrite and he needs to keep his mouth shut. If you want to let him know directly here's his contact information:

Al has an organization called the National Action Network.

The web address is:
http://www.nationalactionnetwork.net

The following contact information is posted there:

National Action Network
Crisis Department
106 W. 145th Street
Harlem, New York 10039

Phone: (212) 690-3070
Fax: (212) 690-3081

info@nationalactionnetwork.net



1735 days ago
36.

Maisy    

#31 Look at all of Rush's fellow racists coming out to support him. So thats where all of you have been hiding since O'bama won. Glad to see rascism is still alive and well.....NOT. Seriously people 1950 is over, GET OVER IT. America aint just 1 color and 1 way. I feel sad for all of you on what your ignorance has caused you to miss

So, you are calling people ignorant? Really?

1735 days ago
37.

Tammy    

Rush Limbaugh works for his money, just like the NFL players work for theirs. This may be the only chance St. Louis has to keep our Rams. Can we for once in this country take RACE out of the equation... I think as a country we should have risen above all of the negativity from our past. It wasn't only against black people, but woman, native Americans, etc.... We all have the life that we choose to MAKE for ourselves now. Let's MOVE ON... Go Rush, go!!! Make your millions... buy our football team. I don't think people would be bitching if Oprah wanted to buy the Rams...

1735 days ago
38.

TheTruth    

All of the people calling Rush a racist are in fact themselves racist. I have listened to Rush for some time and I have never heard him utter a single racist comment. It's people that listen to what other people say about him that have that opinion. You know the same people that voted for Obama. Clueless. And please someone tell me what a great job Obama is doing. I just returned from Europe and we are the laughing stock of the entire world. The guy is clueless just like his followers. Oh I know, its that right wing conspiracy. Jeez.

1735 days ago
39.

D-Ray Vision    

Black folk are just as racist as White folk.....

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40.

humm    

keep the racists out!!!!!!, so Sharpton, pack your things and get the hell out of here.

1735 days ago
41.

FOR REAL    

one thing i can say for sure both may be racist in there on way but for you people to think this is ok for this man to buy a nfl team where 70% blacks play football yep something is wrong with america.I never heard al say he hates whites but on the other hand i did heard rush say he hates blacks. for the life of god what are we becoming and by the way rush did say he hope i country failed because a BLACK man is running it.remeber people other countries are watching us.sad americans

1735 days ago
42.

alreadybad    

The NFL will be hard pressed to find ANY black player willing to play on ANY team Rush is involved with. If this flies, the NFL will once again have one lily white team.

1735 days ago
43.

Kristy    

It is not like Al Sharpton is not racist!!!!! What does he think, that Rush will buy the team and then get rid of all the blacks?? Who would be left? Why is it that white people never do this!!! Maybe white people should start standing up for their rights and causing some controversy. Everything is not done because someone is black!!! People, like Rush, cannot even speak their minds without it being considered racist. I am just sick of it!!!

1735 days ago
44.

TheTruth    

#43 for real, You are a liar. You have never heard Rush say he hates black people. You made that up or you read it on moveon.org or some such site. Another typical liberal. No facts just lies.

1735 days ago
45.

ChuckB    

They let convicted felons and murderers play in the nfl, and you don't want a certain person to own a team because of a few comments they made in the past..

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