Straight No Chaser: Humanizing Rush??

By Desi Cortez, BASN Columnist
Updated: January 6, 2011

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DENVER (BASN) — The Golf Channel is humanizing Rush Limbaugh . . . if that’s possible.

In an strategic effort to attract viewers . . . and make moo-lah, the Golf Channel Grand Pooh-Pahs – Christopher Murvin, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and Tom Stathakes, Senior Vice President of Programming, Production and Operations have strategized the wisest business move they could make – put the face of a racist on their station.

Rush jumped at this venture to please and expand his “Ditto-head” follower’s numbers – from the aristocrats and fat cats all the way down to the rank n’ file Rednecks – who don’t understand Rush wouldn’t want them golfing on the same elitist greens he frequents.

Rush understands this is a PR out-reach move to win over the White folks who’re sitting on the fence when it comes to hugging a racist/sexist/elitist pig. My humble thought . . . if it walks, talks, looks and smells like a Klansman . . .

it most likely is.

The Haney Project; Rush Limbaugh, which premieres on Tuesday, January 11th at 9PM/ET on the Golf Channel, the people behind this “insult” ought to understand they’re showcasing a man who’s quite literally, verbally at least – throwing napalm on the house-fire which is the United States of America.

And it’s a given in the eye’s of most informed people of color; if anything happens to this president, or his wife and little girls – men like Rush, Glen Beck and Shawn Hannity have the blood of these people on their microphones.

There’s no question Rush has insulted, slighted, demeaned and disrespected this nations first Afro-American President . . . and the people-of-color who helped elect him to the Oval office.

As with Sir Charles Barkley, who Haney tried to heal, the goal is to remake Limbaugh’s golf game over a eight-week season, tragically they can’t remake his bigoted mindset

“The shows not supposed to be too political, but you know him,” Stathakes said,

Nonetheless . . . the Golf Channel has calculated . . . “so what” and decided to embrace Rush and wrap the entire station around his polarizing image.

But wait, don’t take my word on this, just ask yourself how Murvin and Stathakes could have read-over these quotes by Rush . . . and still be comfortable centering an whole show’s season around his “personality.”

We need segregated buses… This is Obama’s America.”

“Obama’s entire economic program is reparations.

Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.

“Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.”

“The most beautiful thing about a tree is what you do with it after you cut it down”

“The difference between Los Angeles and yogurt is that yogurt comes with less fruit.”

Take that bone out of your nose and call me back”

“They vote with their vaginas”

“If we are going to start rewarding no skills and stupid people – I’m serious, let the unskilled jobs, let the kinds of jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do – let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work”

The culture war is between the winners and those who think they’re losers who want to become winners. The losers think the only way they can become winners is by banding together all the losers and then empowering a leader of the losers to make things right for them.”

They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?”

“I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.”

These are but a minute sampling of Rush Limbaugh’s thoughts, there’s a body of work out there – as big as Rush himself, and it increases everyday. Some of these quotes Rush and his followers deny, others they defend.

My thought is , with all these pointed observations out there floating around, why would a web-site which supposedly presents and represents all that is good about golf come to the educated and enlightened conclusion that a man who comes to the train station with all this baggage, luggage, Samsonite Steamer the man.

I’m not sure I want to ride this train . . . and I’m not alone, by a long-shot.

If these arrogant aristocratic asses at Golf Channel thought it out . . . and they did, then logically they entertained the ideal Rush would be insulting to millions . . . and they dismissed the backlash he’s generate, believing it to not out-weigh the positives, the profits.

Or they were, and remain ignorant of who and what this racist, sexist and elitist blow-hard is. I don’t buy the latter. This was a well thought-out move, – weighed, measured and pounded before implementation.

Now with that in mind, apparently it does not matter that Rush rubs the wrong way – most people of color; women, Gays and working class folks, because there’re patronage is irrelevant to the Golf Channel.

And perhaps more importantly, this is a meaningless issue in the guesstimation of The Golf Channels sponsors . . . they must have hung up in their establishments those “vintage,” “Retro” signs; “No Dogs- No Mexicans” or the “Coloreds” – “White Only.”

Let’s end this before it get’s outta hand; but before we do, lets all understand what Rush says, and what Rush stands for is OK with most White folks, Granted, not all, but the majority of Euro-Americans think this tub-a-lard is on the money.

From Big George W. n’ Little Dick Cheney, who were constantly his rare radio guest – to NFL Plantation owners, to evidently the Golf Channel . . . none harbor any qualms about breaking-bread with an “Real American Hero” like Rush Limbaugh.