Where was the Twitter outrage when Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luke Scott announced
he was still a birther moron? Yes, even after the White House released
President Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate, Scott choose not
to believe in basic facts. Yet the media seemed to largely ignore
Scott's statement, like they do all of Scott's other insane ramblings
that make any thinking person wonder: "does he seriously wear a tin foil
Since Rashard Mendenhall was ostracized, and lost endorsements over his "unique" opinions on global geopolitics and the structural engineering of skyscrapers, it's only fair Scott feel the heat for his equally bats%^t, devoid of reality public statements.
Too many people overlook the fact that he actually is a racist
redneck, and not just some lovable hillbilly who likes to hunt. Does he
get a pass because he's white? Probably.
You can't tell one athlete to "just shut up and play," when he says
something controversial. And then let the other one slide when he says
something equally ignorant and uniformed. Right now it looks like a
racial double standard is at work.
But let's look closer at Scott, and all of his bigoted and backwards thoughts.
Love the sign here by a Chicago White Sox fan when Scott came to Obama's hometown for the Orioles-Sox series. Photo credit here
Here's Scott's quote from earlier this month, AFTER Obama produced his birth certificate:
(President Obama's) birth certificate has yet to be validated. If
they can counterfeit $100 bills, I think it's a million times easier
to counterfeit a birth certificate, if you ask me. So, all it is, let's
just see if it's real. Anybody can produce a document, so let's check
The birther "argument" is just code for racism. Birthers don't seem
to criticize Obama's policies or governance; they just think he's not an
American. Not believing in specific philosophies and certain ideas is
one thing, but Scott is akin to thinking the earth is flat, global
warming doesn't exist, the earth is 6,000 years old, and the moon
landing was staged.
Yet somehow, Scott doesn't really get called out much for being a dumbass cracker.
Orioles employees have made it clear that the organization doesn't
endorse his views. They have even asked him to only talk baseball when
he's at O's events, and they basically cringe every time he talks to the
media. Of all the major sports leagues, MLB is by far the most
Stalinist when it comes to controlling information and the message that
gets out to the public, so you know Scott is an absolute nuclear
meltdown for them.
The Orioles have released public statements distancing themselves
from Scott's political opinions. An Orioles PR guy basically has to
follow Scott around when he's with journalists and remind everyone that
Scott "doesn't really mean that."
The fact that Scott needed a handler during his infamous December 2010 interview with Yahoo
to remind him to be careful when speaking on race, says it all.
Because when you have a player who throws plantain chips at his
dark-skinned teammates and refers to them as "savages," there's going to
be lots of damage control for spin-masters to do.
Let's have some more fun at the expense of the man who keeps 114 guns in a small, temporary apartment, and his quotes:
Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything
what our forefathers stood for That's my belief. I was born here. If
someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go -- within 10 minutes
-- to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and
I can go, 'See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.' The man has dodged
everything. He dodges questions, he doesn't answer anything."
Obviously, he said this before the certificate release, but it's still funny to point and laugh at how idiotic the statement is.
I look at Ted Nugent and ... he's an American. He has the core
beliefs of what it means to be an American in his heart. He lives by
those beliefs and those principles. It's the same beliefs that our
forefathers, who fought for our country, have. I'd be real interested in
meeting him one day.
Sure, if you think a guy that publicly endorses violence against the
President of the United States, and other leading Democrats, during his
concerts is your definition of "Real American." Nugent is a dumb-ass
hillbilly, just like Scott.
First of all, the reason the Second Amendment was put into place
was to keep the government from controlling the people. History will
tell you everything. Just look at anywhere else in the world. Look at
Russia, look at Eastern Europe, look at South America. Gun control
means control. It means control for the government and the government
starts controlling the people.
I've spent time in Venezuela. I played down there. I've seen
what happens with the people down there. People are in the streets
throwing rocks and they're getting mowed down with machine guns. It has
nothing to do with crime. Crime is actually less in places where
people own guns. Washington, D.C., is a case in point. It has the
strictest gun laws, but who has the highest crime rate in the country?
The reason why is, they want control. They want control of the people. That's what socialism is and communism.
Where do we begin?
First off- communism and socialism are economic theories, primarily
concerned with the distribution and control of wealth/economic
resources, not the allocation of gun stockpiles. Unless of course, guns
have now become a form of monetary currency, and I was not told of it.
What is a pistol's exchange rate against the Euro?
If I have 3 AK-47s and bring them to a currency exchange, how many Yen will I get in return?
Also, D.C. was 16th in crime in the most recent rankings, not first.
And his meanderings on South America and Eastern Europe are just too
fucking stupid to even bother responding to. We are all now dumber for
having read them.
That's what communism does. Cuba, Venezuela. People are trying to
escape these lands like a plague. What would make a human being swim
90 miles in shark-infested waters on a raft made of tires and planks?
To leave their culture, their family, their language, their way of
life. Everything they've ever known. What would make someone do that?
Wait, if these hypothetical people (who don't actually exist, but
let's indulge him) have a lovely raft crafted from tires and planks (Did
MacGruber make them?) why would they be swimming? Why not let the raft
take them to our shores? And 90 miles is impressive, I doubt
the world's best tri-athletes and olympic swimmers can handle a distance
like that. Maybe the sharks nipping at your heels provide added
incentive to swim longer distances?
As if the horrible oppression within the nations these people are fleeing isn't enough.
But to sum up, why hasn't there been more public criticism of someone
who is brash enough to constantly shoot his mouth off; despite the fact
that he clearly doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground?