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a rumor...don imus to join a state lottery for work

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would you object in any way don imus working a job with your state lottery?

i feel he should be able to [ 20 ]  [47.62%]
i'm against him being able to [ 13 ]  [30.95%]
not sure [ 9 ]  [21.43%]
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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: April 13, 2007, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

I also think many celebrities continue to work "way past the age of retirement" because they love living and they know that they'll likely die soon after they stop doing what they love to do.  Haven't you ever heard of the guy/gal who diligently worked for a given company or served in the military 20 or 30 years only to die within the first year of "retirement?"  That is why I say I will never retire...but I also don't plan to HAVE to work just to make a living...I merely plan to continue working so I can live and enjoy life.

Oh, I agree that many people enjoy working.  No argument here.  I always plan to be active, but I certainly want to be doing something I like.  Sometimes one's celebrity status gives him the opportunity to do a lot of good, not only with the money that he or she earns, but with the name recognition. That wasn't my point at all.  I was responding to all the discussions about Mr. Imus being fired and how his livelihood is being taken away. 

There are all kinds of personalities, and people do things for a number of different reasons.  Seems that you post a rebuttal to just about every comment I post on this board.  I don't care really, but it's something I've observed for a while.  I'm not in the mood to argue. 

    lottery lady's avatar - nicebear
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    Posted: April 13, 2007, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

    I dont think Imus should of been fired. There are people who

    have done and said worse than what he did. And nothing ever

    happened to them.  And now there saying there still not done

    with him.


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      Posted: April 13, 2007, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

      I feel Ya Lottery Lady!

      Hypocrisy abounds.

      One defense cited by the critics was that Imus was speaking directly to the innocent basketball team, and that's what set it apart from all others who have used slurrs in the past.

      I guess it's ok for Reverend Jesse Jackson to insult all the "innocent" jews in NYC and call it "Hymie Town". But that's OK...an appology, and he's on his way....

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        Posted: April 13, 2007, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

        I'm so sick and GD tired with reading about this Don Imus deal..........

        If it was most anybody else....

        If it was a guy in North Dakota...

        If it was a guy not syndicated all over the place.....

        If it was you or me....

        Nobody would care, nobody would even know.....

         

        I feel these folks on the Rutgers team need to grow up A LOT and stop whining about how they were somehow 'wronged' and get over it, but they choose to just whine and whimper and concentrate ALL of their 'energy' on this 'deal'.... they need to focus on their GAME.

        Trust me when I say - these 'kids' have been called A LOT worse by opposing players and opposing fans, they need to just shut up and show the world they are better than what a particular person says they are. 

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          Posted: April 13, 2007, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

          i agree guesser.the man was wrong but i think his punishment was way too severe.whats going to happen to the girl who accused the duke players of rape and she lied and destroyed them.its the 'ol double standard......


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            Posted: April 13, 2007, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

            I basically grew up in the bronx with Felix the cat. Not to lessen the importance like a classic cartoon named "Vavoom". He was a caveman that blew holes through obstructions, like mountains and thick brush...etc...He would bellow out a big yelp. VAVOOM! And boom...a hole appeared.

            Don't forget.." How much is that gorilla in the window?" That was a classic too. Magilla gorilla....


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              Posted: April 13, 2007, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

              i agree guesser.the man was wrong but i think his punishment was way too severe.whats going to happen to the girl who accused the duke players of rape and she lied and destroyed them.its the 'ol double standard......

              Not to mention Al Sharpton. Tawana Brawley comes to mind...


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                Posted: April 13, 2007, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

                Does this mean I can't do blonde jokes anymore?,..... LOL

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                  Posted: April 13, 2007, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                  whats the old saying...sticks and bones may break my bones but words will never hurt me....this has been blown way out....lesonook

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                    Posted: April 13, 2007, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                    whats the old saying...sticks and bones may break my bones but words will never hurt me....this has been blown way out....lesonook

                    If you really believe that, I hope you never go into the wrong neighborhood and address a group of strangers you've never met or know personally and address them in a similar manner because they may teach you some manners or do worse.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                      Posted: April 13, 2007, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

                      i agree guesser.the man was wrong but i think his punishment was way too severe.whats going to happen to the girl who accused the duke players of rape and she lied and destroyed them.its the 'ol double standard......

                      That girl probably will have the same problem as Imus with her career, she'll probably never be hired to work a strip party again.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: April 14, 2007, 2:18 am - IP Logged

                        LOCK this thing.shoot it,kill it,fry it, put it out of its misery,lol

                         

                                                  Surrender

                          justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                          Posted: April 14, 2007, 5:07 am - IP Logged

                          That girl probably will have the same problem as Imus with her career, she'll probably never be hired to work a strip party again.

                          I laughed when I read your statement, RJOh. 

                          By the way, Pac, I can't stand Jesse Jackson.  He's a bigot too. 

                           

                          3 rich White boys from affluent families

                          A poor Black stripper hired to dancer at a party

                          I knew this would be dropped the day I read about it. 

                           

                          Result:  No matter what really happened at Duke, it is a sad time for women.  It hurts every victim of violent crime whose credibility will be put under a glaring spotlight as she struggles just to keep her sanity and her dignity.                     

                          Rapes on campus have escalated over the years.  Now more women will be afraid to come forward.  We've lost about 20 years of progress.  Any young woman who files a rape complaint will be suspect. Is she lying? In most cases, no. It's like being degraded and humiliated all over again.  Even a stripper has the same human rights as anyone else.  So do spoiled college brats.  It isn't a Race issue.  It's about treating each person with dignity and respect.  It's about listening, gathering the facts and evidence and getting to the Truth before becoming judge, jury and executioner.  Keep the politicians away!

                          Regarding the Imus case, I find it ironic that he gets fired over racial/sexual remarks when he spent the earlier part of his career coked out and drunk.  Peeing in a cup wasn't part of the drill when you got hired in the 70s.  Note:  I'm very sure I never wrote he should have been fired, just that he was offensive and hurtful and I didn't feel sorry for him. 

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                            Posted: April 14, 2007, 8:03 am - IP Logged

                            alien

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                            Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                            Come on Jackpot!!!

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                              Posted: April 14, 2007, 8:04 am - IP Logged

                              I laughed when I read your statement, RJOh. 

                              By the way, Pac, I can't stand Jesse Jackson.  He's a bigot too. 

                               

                              3 rich White boys from affluent families

                              A poor Black stripper hired to dancer at a party

                              I knew this would be dropped the day I read about it. 

                               

                              Result:  No matter what really happened at Duke, it is a sad time for women.  It hurts every victim of violent crime whose credibility will be put under a glaring spotlight as she struggles just to keep her sanity and her dignity.                     

                              Rapes on campus have escalated over the years.  Now more women will be afraid to come forward.  We've lost about 20 years of progress.  Any young woman who files a rape complaint will be suspect. Is she lying? In most cases, no. It's like being degraded and humiliated all over again.  Even a stripper has the same human rights as anyone else.  So do spoiled college brats.  It isn't a Race issue.  It's about treating each person with dignity and respect.  It's about listening, gathering the facts and evidence and getting to the Truth before becoming judge, jury and executioner.  Keep the politicians away!

                              Regarding the Imus case, I find it ironic that he gets fired over racial/sexual remarks when he spent the earlier part of his career coked out and drunk.  Peeing in a cup wasn't part of the drill when you got hired in the 70s.  Note:  I'm very sure I never wrote he should have been fired, just that he was offensive and hurtful and I didn't feel sorry for him. 

                              Sooooooo......  You are on the bandwagon that has tried and convicted the Duke boys I take it ?

                              What about their lives ?

                              Gee, what if they are innocent ?

                              What about the prosecutor that pushed the issue (more than he should have) ? 

                              As you said, in most cases the girl isn't lying, but there is a BIG difference between most and all, and we have no better way to do it than innocent until proven guilty.  They had no evidence. None. Nadda.  You wanna tell me 3 guys at a party raped a girl and NOBODY would come forward ?  Not a single person ? Nobody with a camera phone ?  No witnesses to say she went running from the party ?  Nobody saw anything ?  She was the only girl there ?   That's pretty doubtful at a party of 300+ people.

                              The Duke boys were alleged in a crime, Don Imus was not, yet both are 'guilty' until proven innocent (?). 

                              But now we know what you think of them with your inference to them as 'spoiled college brats'.  I bet you know each of them well.... (not)