Wednesday, May 5, 2010

THE PHOENIX SUNS become LOS solidarity against Arizona's safety?

UDPATE: The Suns (excuse me, LOS SUNS) WON. DARN (but the Lakers are doing real well, too :-)

Though he often (naa...'sometimes' is better said) led the Suns to beat the Lakers, I've always greatly admired Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash. Well, not so much anymore...he's just shown that he let the media educate him and doesn't care enough about America to protect her....he doesn't mind illegals breaking laws, and he's more into protecting what he perceives as a 'fair' Suns image than educating himself. HERE's the article...

The linked article shows the 'integrity' of some Democrat sports heroes when it quotes Michael Jordan: "In general, people in the sports world keep their political leanings to themselves. Sure, there are a few guys who regularly speak out on political issues, but for the most part that's considered bad business. As Michael Jordan put it, "Republicans buy shoes too." That's why what the Phoenix Suns are doing is so amazing."

See, I think that standing up for what you think is right is a good thing but BE EDUCATED, investigate the truth, check into the facts first.........Nash and the rest of LOS SUNS haven't.

Well, it's apparent that, to someone like Jordan, business trumps integrity to those with the millions. It's not their concerns that come first, but BUSINESS comes first. And, for Nash, maybe that's true, too... he said "....As a team and as an organization, we have a lot of love and support for all of our fans. The league is very multicultural. We have players from all over the world, and our Latino community here is very strong and important to." How many Arizonans in the stands were relieved that Arizona can finally uphold federal law and at least try to fight illegal immigration...? Does Steve Nash even think about that? Does he realize at least half of his audience tonight will not agree with him? Why's that not matter to him?

And, it's odd that Jordan's concerned about his money when so many in Hollywood have to hide their Republican leanings (trust me on this, I know, and will be able to tell you about it fairly soon) because they'll lose careers....I doubt more sports fans are Republicans. ?? On the other hand, he's SELLING EXPENSIVE SHOES and he does know that Republicans work, love sports, and BUY SHOES. I wonder if there's an issue he'd find important enough to put business after integrity?

If Nash had really looked into the law, maybe he'd have understood a little more ... But, of course, he can be sure nobody will boycott him because no basketball fan will do that.......they like the game too much. And, Nash has nothing to lose...he's not SELLING SHOES. The Suns' manager isn't paying attention, either: "It's not much, just an extra three letters (Los Suns, instead of The Suns) on the front of a tanktop, but it means a lot more. As Kerr said, the Suns want to "make sure that people understand that we know what's going on and we don't agree with the law itself." For a sports team, that's huge."
If they really understood and knew what's going on, they'd be playing as THE SUNS today, realizing that a LOT of people will be highly offended by this support of a law which puts them all in more danger what with the drug cartel wars, shootings, etc...Phoenix is known for murders and kidnappings now.......

I wanted to post this for Mr. Z, who was a huge basketball fan and who begrudgingly admired Nash, too, even on days they beat our Lakers. Sometimes, I'm glad he's not around to see America these days, and only six months since his passing things have become so much worse. So bad, so fast.

May LOS SUNS lose when they wear their special uniforms today, on Cinco de Mayo......BIG TIME. Ole.


Ducky's here said...

I hope Los Celtics meet your punk Lakers in the finals.

Soloman said...

I did a post on this too. Being an Arizonan, and a Suns fan, I take it a bit personally, but ultimately I see it as much ado about nothing.

As you rightly point out, those of us who are fans are still going to support the team. In my case, it's because I know the owner and players are ill-informed and under-educated in the matter, and I posted a video clip that proves that.

And I hope it's the Cavs and Suns in the finals... my old hometown vs. my new hometown.

Sorry Ducky - Celtics suck... and the only reason they'll make it through is if LeBron's injury is worse than he's admitting.

That should have been a four game series, and still should go no more than six. Even with LB hurt, the Cavs are too deep and should prevail.

Chuck said...

I think athletes have every right to speak out about their views - they have the same rights as the rest of us.

As far as the organizations though, they represent people who may not agree and really need to stick to the business of running their sport.

Even with a team, the owner can do what they want personally but to speak for all players, staff, etc, is kind of arrogant.

Obviously as a business owner they have a right to do what they want, but I have a right to disagree with it.

I just feel you should not speak for the people in your organization.

Finally, I agree with Michael Jordan. A business owner can say what they want but there are consequences. I always thought it was stupid when companies took social stances on controversial issues.

An example is Target. They donated to Planned Parenthood for 1 year. It took me years of them not doing it before I would shop there.

I just feel companies should focus on their business.

Anonymous said...

Generally speaking...sports figures aren't hired for their IQ's...neither are HollyWeird egotists either. Or any entertainers. They forget why we even care one damn whit about them...for their ability to play the game...sing the GD song in key...or recite the lines that another person with a brain has written for them.

Otherwise....they should STFU!


Sue said...

The decision to change the jerseys made me sick. Z, I couldn't agree more with this statement: "...things have become so much worse. So bad, so fast." God help us...and God bless you! Hope all is well where you are.

FrogBurger said...

I'll boycott the NBA from today on. I think we should email the NBA and tell them what we think

FrogBurger said...

Here is the link to tell the NBA how you feel

Ducky's here said...

Otherwise....they should STFU!


Keep the air free for the highly indoctrinated military, Major.

My wouldn't that be a productive conversation. Especially if the Evangelical end timers running the Army monopolized it.

Revealed truth makes them such free thinkers.

Z said...

Ducky, I hope so too.....Except why the PUNK? Why can't you just be damned CIVIL?
Also, it looks like Nash was 'highly indoctrinated', Ducky...
There will be PLENTY in the audience none too pleased for his stupidity.

Thanks for chiming in,everybody, and for that link, FrogBurger.

I think anybody has the right to say what he wants to say, just BE KNOWLEDGEABLE..know the facts, and don't diss half your audience.

FrogBurger said...

You know how I can see I am becoming more American every day? Those Canadians are irritating me :)

Ducky's here said...

Well,z , two things.

1. Los Celtics seemed to me a decent joke.

2. It's Boston sports is a contact sport.
Ortiz just took that punk Pineiro yard. Broom,broom.

Z said...

that's funny, FB...but I have to say that some of the Canadian press is REALLY 'getting' Obama and very critical....
Also, some of Europe's waking up....
when will we?

Anonymous said...

"Keep the air free for the highly indoctrinated military, Major.

And you should thank your g_d...that I am dicky. And every Marine, Airman, Sailor and Soldier...that's been willing to follow orders and an ideal for 233 years. You're the problem little man...not the men I stand and stood with. From what I read of your supercilious, smarmy, sarcastic, caustic slimy're not worth to or equal to the dirt under their fingernails.

So...with all due respect...FU.


Sorry Ms. Z. He's a POS...and we all know it. So..if you must...delete me. but please....not before this little "man" has read it.

Soloman said...

Just thought I'd share a letter I sent to the NBA.

"While I understand that team owners, management, and players may have opinions, it might be a prudent business decision for the NBA and its teams to distance themselves from politically sensitive issues.

In particular I am writing about The Phoenix Suns recent decision to wear their "Los Suns" jerseys. If done only in honor of 'Cinco de Mayo' this would be fine, but all levels of the team from owner Robert Sarver to players on the court have been outspoken in interviews.

The NBA might be well served to remember that polling shows around seventy percent of Arizonans, as well as more than fifty percent of Americans nationwide, support Arizona S.B. 1070.

Furthermore, when in an interview Grant Hill says, "There's certain things I don't like about it, the little I know of it," the truth is revealed to be that these players are not politicians and in all likelihood have not read the bill, therefore do not know or understand that of which they speak.

Please remember it was NBA superstar Michael Jordan who said, "Republicans buy shoes too." He had the intelligence and insight to understand that if he wished for his business to succeed and his income to grow, perhaps he should keep his politics to himself.

One final note - I just watched the pre-game on TNT, and I would like to tell you that everyone on that staff has little to no understanding of the facts of the law. They are guilty of spreading misinformation, which is worse than not saying anything at all.

Thank you for your time and attention to this letter.


Phoenix, AZ"

Also - the link to contact the NBA is here. FrogBurger's link was not quite accurate, but led me in the right direction.

Soloman said...

Z -

Just thought I'd let you know I posted my letter at my own blog and referenced this post as the inspiration / motivation to make the effort.

FairWitness said...

I mean, do we really need to politicize the NBA???

Why don't they just shut up and and play?

FrogBurger said...

Z, I don't know if Europe is waking up. Look at Greece. France wants welfare but with nationalism. No a good combo to me. I think the country of the future in Europe is Germany because they know how to work together when times are tough and they have a tradition of unions working with corporations to fix issues. And they have strong industries. If I had to move back to Europe I would consider Germany. UK is lost.

Anonymous said...

I become a Suns fan in the early 90s--thought Kevin Johnson was a stand-up guy. Now I'll cheer for whoever plays them (Lakers excepted, of course).

I largely gave up on basketball after the Pacers got into a brawl with the fans in Detroit. The local media painted the Pacers as victims after the suspensions got handed out. That pretty much convinced me not to spend time/money for these guys' salaries--at least not to watch Vince Carter dribble the ball till the shot clock ran down and then force a shot. Yuck.

In Nash's defense, at least he didn't paint the corny story about Latins getting harassed by police while trying to get ice cream. I thought Obama's ice cream story was illustrative of so much of his speaking. He starts out fumbling clumsily as he searches for the unique combination of words that isn't pattently false yet creates the picture he wants to convey. Once he gets to the point where can see how he can finish his statement while maintaining the delicate balance, he breaks into a quick staccatto, racing to finish making his point before he gets caught. (His speaking reminds me of a running back--starts out slowly, looking for a whole in the defense, and when he spots it, he's off to the races). Then he tends to raise his voice as he finishing. Kind of a semi-question mark asking "you're buying this, aren't you?"

Am I overanalyzing this? Maybe. Am I tired of BHO? 'Fraid so.


Anonymous said...

FW: I'd settle for them shutting up and not playing.


Barb AZ said...

Thank you so much.

The Suns have made a HUGE mistake. Illegal is illegal. Even President Obama-Mexicana does not seem to get this!

Z said...

I'm proud to be mentioned at your blog like that, Soloman, thanks So much :-)

All of you make such excellent points (Barb AZ, good to have you here)...except tio, of course....
The Lakers ROCK, go to your room!!

Elmers Brother said...

as both an Arizonan and a Suns fan...

the funniest thing I heard yesterday on ESPN news was some bozo host who asked another bozo guest if he had read the wit bozo #2 says no but that he still knew what it was all about..

I had to die laughing

I've been busting chops at work over it too...

when the opposition declares their detestation of said bill...I ask 'have you read all 200 pages?'

yes I have they declare...when I tell them there are only 17 pages they walk away

I've had a few sidesplitting episodes already with the open border idiots

Montana said...

I saw Jay Leno at Correspondent Dinner his best line was; �That was my favorite story (this year) Republicans and a Lesbian bondage club. It�s ironic, Republicans don�t want lesbian getting married but they do like watching them �tie the knot�. So I thought that was interesting.�

You can say the same about Tea Party (they are haters not debaters or as others have dubbed them screamers not dreamers), they say they respect the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence but they do not mind passing laws, through weak Governors (no one voted for this crazy) who only care about getting reelected on the backs of undocumented workers, that will not pass Constitution muster, just like Arizona�s House Bill 2779 from two years ago and your MLK Day ban, keep passing them Arizona and the rest of us will continue to challenged them in a court of law and you will fail again (and yes we will Boycott Arizona). Their phony patriotism is sickening; they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let�s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of �birthers, baggers and blowhards� to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing �Follow the Leader� by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O�Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like �This time we came unarmed�, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don�t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it�s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called �facts�. Let�s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the �Republican 2009 Summer of Love� list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that�s like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that. Yee Haw!

Soloman said...

Hey Montana -

I didn't need to read all the way through your post to learn of your ignorance.

All I needed to read was "(no one voted for this crazy)."

You're right. We didn't vote for her. We were blessed by her being appointed when Barack Hussein Obama (mmm, mmm, mmm) took our lousy, stinking piece of shit ex-governor and put her in a position where she could call terrorism "man-caused disasters" and declare that "the border is as secure now as it's ever been," even though she wrote countless letters to DC asking for more help securing the border.

So shut the pie-hole, you wastoid loser. You know not that of which you babble.

Z said...

Elbro "when the opposition declares their detestation of said bill...I ask 'have you read all 200 pages?'
yes I have they declare...when I tell them there are only 17 pages they walk away"

Hilarious..typical liberals..they think they know everything better, but, when you call them on it...UHOH!...we're just racists, homophobes and whatever else..Oh, CAPITALIST PIGS, too.....
Seems like they really don't know a thing about human nature or the constitution...but they'll sure go on and on with the INSULTS!!...look at Montana's comment!! Like we've never heard that? Just watch Olbermann...THAT is FUNNY! :-)

Thanks, Soloman...good job.

beamish said...

I hear next year they're going to call themselves "The Soles"

Jen said...

You go, ElBro!

Hehehe. I love it...

Ducky...Los Celtics was a decent joke, but be are one snide remark away from having your man-card pulled by Z!


Elmers Brother said...

hey an original thought in that melon of yours or do you just go around cutting and pasting useless drivel everywhere you go?

I googled his comment 21.6 million hits...LOL!

what a maroon!

Z said...

Elbro, I figured no new commenter would write that much! Thanks for doing that.......
how lame does it get? Sad.

Anonymous said...

I think it's one thing for an individual athlete to express his opinion, and take his lumps if he's out of line. However, it's quite another for a sports organization to get this involved in a political issue.

Are they there to compete in basketball or to divide people and teams according to the issue of the day?

Never mind that some athletes are not exactly braintrusts. Evidently the Suns owner isn't either.

I would have thought perhaps the owner might be smart enough to know that their new law mirrors the federal law, but I guess not. He'd rather grandstand and make basketball controversial, instead of enjoyable.

Sports fans don't pay for controversy, they pay for entertainment. They attend games to get away from the daily worries they have and to have some fun, not to be slamdunked into the middle of a political fight.

Congratulations Los Suns, I guess you're saying to Arizona, let the kidnappings continue, bring on the drug cartels, murders, Mexican mafia, and gangs.

The country's going to hell in a handbasket, and your team's actions are just another symptom of it.


kevin said...

Here's another Cino de Mayo celebration that would make Bill Ayers proud.

Ducky's here said...

Pris, they celebrate Cinqo de Mayo in your count(r)y?

Z said...

Oh, BROTHER, Kevin...white powder again. I'll just bet it's some angry Republican who wants to set up leftwingers, RIGHT? :-)
Good to see you..I hope you're blogging again! Be by later today...

HoosierArmyMom said...

To the Major:

Ditto on your sentiments Sir and I salute you. You have class.

Anonymous said...

Why not just call them LA SPICANANEGRITOS or the AZTLANIANOS -- or the LA TINOS -- and be done with it?

These PC games we play with "public relations" are sickening.

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

Pris is right again -- as usual.

~ FT

Z said...

Hoosier Army Mom...Major's a great asset to Geeez and I'm so glad he found my blog and comes by!

Anonymous said...

The BIG problem with Sports Figures and Actors, Actresses, Rock Stars and such exercising their sacred "First Amendment Rights" in the Bully Pulpit of the Enemedia is this:

Too many people believe that just because someone has achieved fame -- or even just notoriety -- they must be All-Knowing, All-Seeing, All-Wise and All-Good.

Therefore, it is downright DANGEROUS for barely literate individuals with inferior knowledge of history, political science, little sense of morality in many instances, and hyper-inflated egos to be given a nationwide MEGAPHONE through which to trumpet their often-imbecilic views.

~ FreeThinke

Elmers Brother said...

My wouldn't that be a productive conversation. Especially if the Evangelical end timers running the Army monopolized it.

careful duhkkky your tin foil hat is showing

Anonymous said...

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