It could have easily been 130:
- Celebrity sycophant Pat O’Brien
- Flo from the Progressive commercials
- Drew Barrymore
- ESPN’s Stuart Scott
- Rosie O’Donnell
- Sarah Palin
- Tom Cruise
- Dr. Phil
- Dane Cook
- Michael Bay
- Glenn Beck
- Jermaine Jackson
- Jenny McCarthy
Shit, I need one more chair — must make room for Piers Morgan.
Georgia Equality is really, really reaching with their claim the Braves foster a “culture … of intolerance.”
“In 1999, [former Braves pitcher] John Rocker blasted an anti-gay and racist tirade to a reporter; the fall-out of the rant launched an extensive investigation and a diverse coalition formed to condemn his actions.
“While this event was 12 years apart from the incident with McDowell, the Braves are one of the only Major League Baseball team that has had this virulent and recurring problem. Beyond individual punishments, the Braves need to take a moment to look at themselves and consider what team culture they want to engender. What is the face they want to reflect to themselves and to their community? Where is the local action stemming from the team that started this firestorm?” according to Georgia Equality.
First of all, two incidents — involving employees acting on their own ignorance — do not qualify as a “virulent and recurring problem.” Does Georgia Equality really think the only two homophobes in baseball over the last dozen years were employed by the Braves? Are they insinuating that Braves President John Schuerholz is some sort of grand dragon of bigotry, or that members of the Boston Red Sox spend their off-time volunteering with PFLAG?
The gay advocacy group is unhappy that the Braves haven’t succumbed to their demands, including sensitivity training for ALL employees of the club. As I’ve said before, I find the idea of punishing everyone for the actions of two to be incredibly offensive. Would you want to sit through sensitivity training?
- Braves’ McDowell earns 2-week suspension for comments (cbc.ca)
- Another trial w/o jury by the queer establishment? (atlmalcontent.wordpress.com)
I’m sure no one believed those drive-thru employees who claimed they once sold 15 super-sized value meals to Marlon Brando.
Cooped up together for 500 miles were three of the world’s biggest and most charismatic stars – Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando and Michael Jackson.
Fearing a follow-up attack, the trio first sought refuge in New Jersey, according to one of Jackson’s former personal assistants.
From there they undertook a 500-mile odyssey across America – with Brando and Jackson behind the wheel and stopping only to fuel up on Burger King and KFC takeaways – until they finally reached a mystery destination in the state of Ohio. …
Rotund Brando, the star of On The Waterfront and The Godfather, apparently annoyed the others by demanding stops at every KFC and Burger King en route.