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“Coached” (Sort Of) Apology — Save Your Breath!

Do you know Rajon Rondo?

Rondo Kennedy

No?  Don’t feel bad. I didn’t know who he was until the other night.

Professionally, he’s a basketball player for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and he played college ball at the University of Kentucky.  As a die-hard Wildcats fan since childhood, this saddens me.

Earlier in the month, in Mexico City, Rondo was ejected from the game by referee Bill Kennedy.

Before he left, Rondo stalked Kennedy on the court and called the referee a “motherf–king faggot”.

Since that night, Kennedy has come out as gay and Rondo was suspended for a game, which means he’ll lose $86,300.

On his Twitter feed, Rondo posted this:

Rajon

First, I bet he was coached into saying those sweet little words of apology as damage control.

But, more importantly, let me say this to Rondo, his fans that support his actions, and people who use that language.

As a member of the LGBT community, if you call someone a “faggot” or a “motherf–king faggot”, you clearly mean it in a derogatory way.  Those are not words that are sugar-coated.  They’re offensive.

To Rondo and people like him — he’s not the first and he won’t be the last to pop off at the mouth and then say “sorry” — get a dictionary and learn some new words or educate yourself.

If you’re frustrated or emotional and you have to vent, just call someone an “asshole” — because you clearly know what that word means!

See, that’s me being emotional without calling you something truly offensive.

Anthony

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They Said What??? Madeleine Albright, Yoko Ono, Chuck Norris, Michelle Obama, & Nicki Minaj

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT

“I think there are some who believe they are actually protecting women, you know, and that it is better for women to be taken care of. I think women want to take care of themselves, and I think having a voice in how that is done is very important. And frankly, I don’t understand — I mean, I’m obviously a card-carrying Democrat — but I can’t understand why any woman would want to vote for Mitt Romney, except maybe Mrs. Romney.”

CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY SPEAKER JOHN PEREZ

“In too many states, even some folks who have a job wake up every morning worrying that they may lose their job simply for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. We fight for them.”

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, MAYOR JULIAN CASTRO

(at the Democratic National Convention):  “It dismantles what generations before have built to ensure that everybody can enter and stay in the middle class. When it comes to getting the middle class back to work, Mitt Romney says, “No.” When it comes to respecting women’s rights, Mitt Romney says, “No.” When it comes to letting people marry whomever they love, Mitt Romney says, “No.” When it comes to expanding access to good health care, Mitt Romney says, “No.”

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

“If proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love … then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream.”

REPUBLICAN RELIGIOUS RELIC PAT ROBERTSON

“Back in the 1850s or 60s there was a charge that one party was the party of rum, Romanism and rebellion. I don’t know what you label the Democrats now but it’s the party of gays, godlessness and whatever else. I mean, same-sex marriage is in the platform, they want to go along with that as a right, I’m just astounded.”

HAS-BEEN COUNTRY SINGER HANK WILLIAMS JR.

(continuing his ranting at a Fort Worth, Texas, concert Sunday night about President Obama): “We’ve got a Muslim for a president who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him!.”

“30 ROCK” ACTOR ALEC BALDWIN

(in tweets responding to Williams):  “I think we need to call Hank Williams Jr what he is…. A broken-down, senile, racist coot.” “If Hank Williams Jr wasn’t such a pathetic, wheezing fossil, I’d have a talk with him.”

ACTOR & MITT ROMNEY SUPPORT CHUCK NORRIS

“If we look to history, our great country and freedom are under attack.  We’re at a tipping point and, quite possibly, our country as we know it may be lost forever if we don’t change the course in which our country is headed.”
YOKO ONO, WIFE OF THE LATE JOHN LENNON OF THE BEATLES

(on whether he would support marriage equality):  “I can’t believe it. And if John was here he would have been very angry.”

RAPPER NICKI MINAJ

(on the Lil’ Wanye’s “Dedication 4” mixtape, rhyming economy with zombie):  “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches is f—ing up the economy.”

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA BASKETBALL STAR FORWARD TREVOR MBAKWE

“This proposed amendment would permanently ADD in discrimination to our states constitution. This feels like taking a step back in time, it’s 2012, and this sort of extreme act is not only unfair … it’s anti-Minnesotan! By voting NO to this extreme Marriage Amendment, you’re sending a message that you support the rights for all loving couples, gay or straight.”

Anthony