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Luke Scott: “Obama does not represent America … he was not born here”

Dec 8, 2010, 9:26 AM EDT

Luke Scott deer

Yesterday Orioles’ DH Luke Scott came into the media room here at the Winter Meetings. No real reason, it seemed. He was with Buck Showalter when Showalter was doing his manager availability, and was kind of standing around. I snapped this picture of him because I thought it was pretty sweet that he was walking around with a new beard, a trucker’s cap and an 8×10 glossy of deer that he killed.

After I took the pic Dave Brown of Yahoo! went over to talk to Scott. For those who don’t know, Dave is a fantastic interviewer, with his Answer Man columns easily topping any Q and A out there.  He always manages to elicit fun stuff from his subjects.  I’m not sure what he got out of Scott can be classified as “fun,” however. More like “nutsy, unhinged crapola.”

After a lot of conversation about hunting, Scott made some comments about socialism. Dave asked him what he thought of the job Obama is doing. Scott launched into outer space:

Obama … hmm … Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything what our forefathers stood for … He was not born here. 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.

At which point in the column Dave provides a link and an image of Obama’s birth certificate. Because it exists and it is valid and people who argue to the contrary are either idiots or liars or sheep or all three.

So, Luke Scott: excellent hitter. Polite fellow in person. Complete nutjob.

Audio of Scott’s comments is available on this MSNBC report.

172 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. ravensfanincali - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Isn’t this a sports website?

    • chilidog99 - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:24 PM

      Sure, and we are making sport of luke Scott. Care to join in?

      • lonewolfarcher - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:31 PM

        Actually, I am making sport of a guy that would choose chilidog as a screen name! LOL

      • chilidog99 - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:49 PM

        Chilidogs are better than lone wolves. :)

    • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:30 PM

      Oh noes! You got sports in my politics!
      You got politics in my sports!
      Chaos is loosed. The center cannot hold. The world collapses in on itself from the weight of not having enough support walls to keep topics separated.

      • ravensfanincali - Dec 8, 2010 at 2:35 PM

        What a pompous, douchey response. I’m fairly certain that this website wasn’t designed to further your political agenda. There are plenty of other forums for you to complain about government issues that you have absolutely no control over. This one is for me to complain about how I can’t control the Orioles not locking up Paul Konerko. Give Keith Olberman my best.

      • Craig Calcaterra - Dec 8, 2010 at 2:38 PM

        Actually, I started this site. And while it’s primarily about baseball, it’s also about anything I and the readers want it to be about.

        If you can’t handle more than one topic floating in and out of here, this may not be the best place for you.

      • ravensfanincali - Dec 8, 2010 at 2:57 PM

        Maybe it isn’t, much to my dismay. I genuinely enjoyed this site. It was a nice change of pace fromturnong on the tv or reading the Internet and hearing the same old “Obama is a communist” or “Republicans are racist” rhetoric. And I agree, as the creator of the web site, you are more than entitled to discuss topics as you see fit. I don’t expect you to pander to one single patron of your site. Judging by your dismissive comment, you agree.

      • Michael - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM

        ravens, you are WILDLY exaggerating the issue. This one isn’t even political. It’s a ballplayer stating his belief that a PROVABLE fact is nevertheless false.

        You probably laughed when Carl Everett said he didn’t believe astronauts walked on the moon, right? Well, this is no different. Stop crying “politics” about it.

      • jwt2 - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:23 PM

        Michael just beat me to the comment. This isn’t political. Obama has a valid birth certificate. It is validated by courts. Recognized by the state of Hawaii.

        Just like it isn’t political to say that Obama is the president. It is verifiable fact.

        Being political would be to endorse or disapprove of direction of the government or ideas of a political leader.

      • ravensfanincali - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:23 PM

        Actually my comment wasn’t in reference to the story itself, it was to the comments that followed. I think we can both agree they more than stradle the political line. Cry “politics”, that is so ridiculous. Sorry I don’t want to have my ears raped with the same people, spouting the same ideology when I read a baseball website. And as far as laughing about Carl Everett comment, I dot pay attention. That’s because I want my athletes to play sports, my artist to paint, actors to act, and musicians to sing. Not tell me how to think one way or the other. And that goes double for some know it all commenter who can type that “this isn’t political” with a straight face. In closing, aren’t you chastising me because you say that this is a more than appropriate forum to discuss political opinions, well I’m just expressing my opinion.

      • Michael - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:58 PM

        “Cry “politics”, that is so ridiculous. Sorry I don’t want to have my ears raped with the same people, spouting the same ideology when I read a baseball website.”

        Took you about 15 words to reach hypocrisy there. You should really stop now.

      • ravensfanincali - Dec 8, 2010 at 6:18 PM

        I agree, anything taken out of context can be framed hypocritical.

  2. lonewolfarcher - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    You have to love the media’s handling of Obama’s citizenship. Though there is no real proof, anyone that questions it is a space cadet! LOL

    I am not saying he isn’t a citizen, I am merely saying that someone questioning that citizenship doesn’t mean that person is an idiot or a nutjob.

    My guess is that Craig Calcaterra is an Obama voter, Obama campaign contributor, and will continue to label anyone that considers this president a disaster as a nutjob, or idiot, or any other ad hominem he can conjure up at that moment.

    • rotatabledrew - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:34 PM

      The very idea a young single woman would have thought to fake her bi-racial son’s birth records so he could run for president 40+ years latter is completely insane. That’s without mentioning ample evidence to indicate the president was born in Hawaii to an American woman.

      • bennc - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:08 PM

        First of all i will admit that i do not know everything… such as i did not know Pres. Obama’s mother was single, that said, was his father an American? No one said that his mother faked anything…but someone else might have faked it. My brother was born in Hawaii in 1962 and his cerificate looks nothing like the one presented for Pres. Obama, Kind of looks to me like some one whipped it up using the new forms being used today. How many people who have already held public office do not already have atleast a copy if not the orignal Birth ceritficate?
        And if Pres. Obama is bi-racial as you wrote, does that mean that our Pres. lied on the census form when he check race = African-American?

      • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:18 PM

        Oh Benn, what are we going to do with you. It doesn’t matter what nationality his father was if his mother was American. Her citizenship guarantees him citizenship.

      • IdahoMariner - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:54 PM

        um, I don’t have my original birth certificate. I foolishly sent it to the insurance company when my mom died (for verification that I was a beneficiary) because I (foolishly) thought they would send it back. Now all I have is an abstract that the State of California sent me after I ordered one once I realized my original wasn’t coming back. It took them about six weeks to get it to me, and it looks a lot like Obama’s (modern, just the bare facts).

        as for whether this is baseball-related — um, Scott’s a baseball player who walked into the winter meetings and offered up his thoughts. Craig’s at the winter meetings reporting on what he sees happening around him. Seems like it fits for this site. And since what Scott said is objectively wrong, I think it’s totally okay for Cratig to point that out.

    • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:36 PM

      I’m not saying you’re a racist, I’m just saying the speculation you’re using is generally used by racists who aren’t brave enough to come right out and say that they feel under attack now that a person of color is running the country.

      I’m not saying you’re small-minded. I’m pointing out that idiots who like to reduce people into small ideological cubby-holes based on one statement that doesn’t agree with a warped worldview use similar reasoning.

      I’m not saying you’re a loner nutjob, I’m saying that people with a handle like “lonewolfarcher” might benefit from getting back into society, and reducing some of the feelings of alienation that make them so angry in the first place.

      • lonewolfarcher - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:37 PM

        Interesting. If you got all that out of a screen name then you are a bigger nutjob than birthers are!

      • Michael - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:17 PM

        I don’t see it. He’d have to be a pretty damn big nutjob to be worse.

    • chilidog99 - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:54 PM

      Though there is no real proof

      A certified birth certificate from the state of Hawaii is not “real” proof?

      Jesus himself could climb down from the cross and hand over an 8mm home movie of the birth with Jack Lord as the nurse and Don Ho singing “Tiny Bubbles” at the bedside and it still wouldn’t be enough for some people, I suspect Luke Scott would be one of those as well.

      • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:59 PM

        I like you, Chili.

      • Utley's Hair - Dec 8, 2010 at 2:09 PM

        HAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Good one. Book ‘Em, chilidog.

      • tiswatis - Jan 13, 2011 at 5:00 PM

        I have no idea how I ended up on this site, but I’m glad I did. Nice imagery, chilidog.

  3. rotatabledrew - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Scott is clearly an idiot and a racist. The birther stuff is just the start. Garbage like this quote is thinly veiled racism ala Ronnie Regan’s made up Cadillac driving welfare receipiant.

    Obama, he doesn’t represent that. He represents, “Hey, everyone. Give me votes and I’ll give you stuff.” And there’s even people on TV who [are asked], “Hey, who you voting for?” ”

    I’m voting for Obama.”

    “Why?”

    “So I can get more free stuff.”

    • lonewolfarcher - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM

      This is pure, unadulterated drivel. I dislike Obama the politician. Period. I couldn’t care less what color his skin is.

      • rotatabledrew - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:36 PM

        Every Obama opponent isn’t a racist, buddy. Idiots who question his citizenship and speak in racially divisive code language are.

      • lonewolfarcher - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:39 PM

        Drew, we’ll agree to disagree on that one. Have a nice life. :)

  4. Jack Marshall - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    You know, there really is a verified birth announcement in the Honnalulu paper on Obama’s birth date. Disliking Obama doesn’t mean someone’s a racist, but mouthing the birther line means he’s either listening to idiots and racists, or is one (or both).

    I knew you’d regret blowing the birther bird-brain whistle, Craig.

  5. gamecockinfl - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    what a buffoon, but what do you expect from a stupid, young kid.

    • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM

      Um…he’s 32. Gotta grow up sometime.

  6. chilidog99 - Dec 8, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Oh Look, Luke, Look. Chemtrails!!!

    • frankvzappa - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:15 PM

      because chemtrails are nonsense, right? anybody can look up into the sky and see that the entire population is being sprayed with something, whether for population reduction or weather modification…either way it is poison, and the fact that people stand for being constantly sprayed by these fascist nazis is something that baffles me…we are all victims of a country overtaken by fascism, and everytime anybody gets close to the truth, people just laugh it off as a conspiracy theory like the media has trained them to do…it has started already in airports, but when you start being harrassed by Big Sis everytime you walk down the street like you need your papers in Stalinist Russia and the entire planet is a genetically modified cancerous hellhole, just know that you are to blame for laughing it off for years…

      • chilidog99 - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:48 PM

        because chemtrails are nonsense, right?

        Yep.

      • frankvzappa - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:55 PM

        try looking up once in a while…in vegas they spray almost every day now…yesterday i saw a little orb following in the wake of the trail, presumably for testing purposes…i wasnt imagining it, and didnt have a camera…they are real, and scientists have tested them and found high levels of toxic heavy metals and biological substances…there is a war on every one of us right now, and its isnt by the people they are telling you it is

      • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:57 PM

        Your ideas are intriguing to me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

      • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:06 PM

        I hate to feed the troll, but seriously, come on now. What “scientists” have tested them?

      • chilidog99 - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:23 PM

        What “scientists” have tested them?

        http://carnicom.com/

        Be careful, do not dink any liquids before you visit that site. I will not be responsible for any monitor clean-ups.

      • dluxxx - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:08 PM

        “but when you start being harrassed by Big Sis everytime you walk down the street like you need your papers in Stalinist Russia”

        Sounds like Arizona…

      • joshv02 - Dec 8, 2010 at 6:17 PM

        “that people stand for being constantly sprayed by these fascist nazis is something that baffles me”

        I can’t be the only one who read this as dirty.

  7. wakiash - Dec 8, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    You are all illegal aliens, as far as I am concerned.

    Wakiash (Bear Clan- Osage)

    • mytjoe2134 - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:28 PM

      As I’m sure the tribe your people kicked out feels the same way…
      It sucks, but it is might makes right when taking territory. Europe has been redrawn so many times.
      Someday another government may take over this one, then we’ll say the same thing you are. It happened a long time ago.
      A new set of laws were put in place, and many people were mistreated at the beginning of our government’s growth. But that was a long time ago! What (reasonably) do you think should be done? You’re going to find a lot fewer people not born in this country. I was born on this land. I think it makes me just as right to be here now.

      • Utley's Hair - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:09 PM

        “It sucks, but it is might makes right when taking territory.”
        —And therein lies the justification of Dubyass’ debacle in Iraq.

        And you say multiple times that “it was a long time ago.” Does that mean they should just GET OVER IT?!? You are a pompous, xenophobic idiot.

    • The Baseball Idiot - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:57 PM

      I guess your people were the only ones who didn’t walk over the land bridge from Siberia?

  8. daviddmsvcp - Dec 8, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Seems to be a right wing trend. They say things that are not true, like, Al Gore said he invented the internet, John Kerry did not win his medals legitimately, and they are fiscal conservatives.

    • mytjoe2134 - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:20 PM

      Or like when Sarah palin said: I can see Russia from my house?!
      Oh, yeah… It’s totally a right wing trend.
      The majority of media in the US is healily LEFT leaning.
      And when you’re on an military base, you are on sovereign US territory. If he was born on Guantanamo, he’s still be a US citizen.

      • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:59 PM

        Is this a concern? Are we going to have terrorist detainee anchor babies now?

      • The Baseball Idiot - Dec 8, 2010 at 6:02 PM

        No one questions his citizenship. They question whether or not he is a natural-born citizen, which is an entirely different issue. One allows him to be President, the other doesn’t. Big difference.

        I personally don’t care, because its a done deal, or there are no do-overs. Everyone should just let it go.

        But he should tell his grandmother in Kenya to stop telling reporters he was born there. It just confuses the issue.

    • chilidog99 - Dec 9, 2010 at 9:29 AM

      She never said that. No wonder you are confused.

      • daviddmsvcp - Dec 9, 2010 at 2:46 PM

        This is what Sarah Palin said, “They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”

  9. dluxxx - Dec 8, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Does anybody else think it’s amusing that there is all of this “Obama wasn’t born here” talk when McCain was actually born in Panama (albeit on a U.S. military base)? Maybe its just me.

    • Utley's Hair - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:02 PM

      Typical? Yes.

      Amusing? Not so much. More frightening and pathetic than amusing, really.

  10. hashfest - Dec 8, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Yo Luke-Boy,

    Lick my filthy.

    Time to F with you deranged tighty righties

  11. jbbeals - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    No, I don’t suppose Obama stood for some of things our forefathers stood for as many of them were slave owners. However, as a constitutional lawyer and instructor Obama stands for and understands the words written in the Constitution authored by our forefathers. My ancestors served as Minutemen in the Lexington Alarm, and more recently my son served in combat in Iraq, I am a proud American and President Obama absolutely represents me. I wish the concealed gun-toting frightened Mr. Scott would not speak for the many thoughtful Americans who feel otherwise about US born Obama.

    • mytjoe2134 - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:45 PM

      Some were slave owners, some were not.
      And remember, one of the tenants of being a lawyer is how to twist the word to suit your case.
      I don’t have faith in Obama as you do, which is each of our rights to decide. And as for the statement about Scott being a concealed gun-toter:
      a.) You don’t know if he’s a concealed gun owner, though we do know he is a hunter.
      b.) I’d trust a good ole boy with a gun and to observe gun safety before I trust many city boys with their firearms.
      c.) As a constitutional lawyer, Obama knows he has a right to his arms.

      It’s also his 1st amendment right to say whatever he wants in an open forum and to get criticized for it as is his constitutional right. Otherwise, you’d need to arrest every bum who stands outside a trainstation and rants.
      He can say what he wants, it’s up to you to find out through due diligence if it’s true and when you find out it’s not, you can go out and speak up against what he says. Rest assured that you know that you know the truth!

      • magniloquentwaffle - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:13 PM

        Interesting. Although the OP never said “all,” s/he said “most.”

      • chrisdtx - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:17 PM

        “you don’t know if he’s a concealed gun owner”

        Yes. Yes, you do. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2010/02/luke_scotts_gilbert_arenas_mom.html

      • billtpa - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:22 PM

        I don’t think you mean “tenants.”

      • Utley's Hair - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:23 PM

        1.) To twist one of your words to suit my case, although some lawyers may have tenants (if they own property and rent that property out), all lawyers are ethically bound to subscribe to certain TENETS.
        2.) Did you see fit to read the Yahoo column? Brown has a link on there telling you that Scott used to pack going to the ballpark—and I highly doubt that he was just carrying it around like a loaf of bread.
        3.) Your opinion on who is better apt to handle firearms is, well…frighteningly amusing.
        4.) If he was being kept quiet by the government, yes, he would be exercising his 1st Amendment right to say whatever he wants. It does NOT, however, preclude people from ridiculing him and commenting on how big of a buffoon he is for saying what he did.

        And where does it say that the president said anything about bearing arms? But based on your other comments on here, it’s apparent that you are somewhat lacking in the cerebral category.

  12. falstaffsmind - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    “Polite fellow in person. Complete nutjob”

    This is unfortunately, becoming more common.

  13. florida727 - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Obama’s a joke, an admitted Muslim, and a political disaster for this country. He’s spent more taxpayer money with one wave of his pen than any other combination of Presidents have in history. The only reason he’s now looking for “bipartisanship” is because the Dems took such an unprecedented beating in November. Nice try, Barry. Look up the phrase “lame duck” in the dictionary. You’ll find his picture there under the caption “Example of…” I can only hope and pray that he can’t pass any more stupid legislation to further push our country to bankruptcy. How’s that “Hope and Change” thing working out?

    • jbbeals - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:34 PM

      Since when does “an admitted Muslim” say “that Jesus Christ died for my sins, and that I am redeemed through him” – Barrack Obama, August 17, 2008. Obama has never said that he is a Muslim. Since your first sentence is a lie, why should one believe anything else you would write?

    • Old Gator - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:55 PM

      Nothing unprecedented about the ’10 midterms. The Republicans took a bigger beating in ’08 and lost both houses of congress. Clinton took a bigger beating in his first midterm election and lost both houses as well.

      And this “Muslim” thing really is the last refuge of the brain-dead, illiterate and brainwashed fans of the Trailer Park Network. I guess you’re like one of those deep-sea organisms whose metabolisms are so different from ours; we try to function inhale reality and exhale some attempt at a reaction to it, but you seem to inhale and exhale total bullshit without even processing it.

      The “hope and change” thing is working out just fine, idiot – especially considering the nonstop barrage of lies, misrepresentations and distortions expectorated by the likes of you. That the Democrats are too confused and badly organized to have managed to point out everything they did accomplish during the past two years is embarrassing, but shouldn’t be confused with not having accomplished as much as they did. Private banks lost much of their ability to gouge student loans. Great move. Bush’s lunatic “missile shield” got pulled back from the borders of Russia just in time to keep from plunging us back into another full-blow cold war. Folks who sicken and die of curable diseases here because they can’t afford to pay for treatment when they can get treatment in Dahomey or Chile are going to get taken care of when the protections of Obamacare kick in in earnest – though admittedly the four year lead time on some of this stuff was inexcusable and a cowardly sop to the insurance companies. Still, if the Tea Part loonies had controlled congress, those folks would be nowhere now. GM just made us a $12 billion profit on our bailout investment, which saved, I think, 40,000 jobs at the time it was passed. The economy is actually seeing pretty steady, if slow, turnaround on nearly all fronts except overall employment, though some sectors are improving even there.

      And it was our former unlamented drooling imbecile of a corrupt, lying, mass-murdering war criminal of a president who made this mess in the first place. Short memory there, no?

    • magniloquentwaffle - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:18 PM

      Wait, what? It’s distressing to know that there are loonies living in such lose proximity.

      • chilidog99 - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:25 PM

        And they vote.

    • rover27 - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:27 PM

      “He’s spent more taxpayer money with one wave of his pen than any other combination of Presidents have in history.”

      No, that woulf be “conservative” hero, Ronald Reagan. After having every president from the end of WWII pay DOWN to huge WWII National Debt, Reagan became to first president to not only ADD to the Debt for the first time, but add more to the National Debt than all the other presidents in the 200 years of the Republic.

      But after 8 years of fiscal sanity under Clinton, who left the country with 4 budget SURPLUSES, “W” decided the people were overcharged, especially the wealthy, and had 2 huge tax cuts that turned a budget surplus into a deficit in ONE year. After adding 2 endless, unpaid for wars, and unpaid for Medicare drug program, and criminal lack of oversight and regulation of the financial and housing industry, we saw an economic disaster that left the country on the brink of the Second Great Republican Depression in 80 years.

      This is what Obama walked into. A country losing 700,000 jobs a month, wars, a nearly $12 trillion Debt, and GOPers in Congress more interested in seeing him fail than saving the country.

      Today we have a $13 trillion National Debt that was overwhelmingly run up under Reagan, Bush, and Bush and their policies.

      If one believed in conspiracy theories, you might think they did it on purpose.

    • all4tookie - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:34 PM

      Look up “idiot” in the dictionary. There you can find pictures of all the people who think there are pictures in a dictionary.

      • mightybleistift - Dec 9, 2010 at 12:07 PM

        Awesome

  14. dropthedh - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    Craig,
    Were you even in the same room or did you only get this photo with the OSU logo cropped out?
    A trucker’s hat? Sure wasn’t Mack truck or Freightliner.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:48 PM

      I took that picture. I was standing right there. “Trucker’s hat” refers to the style of cap (i.e. mesh back).

      • dropthedh - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:00 PM

        I can live with that. Although, I have to admit, my high school baseball team had that so-called trucker hat look.

        Yes, I am hanging my head in shame.

        Then again, I have to admit, I am an OSU alum and have to share that distinction with this dimwit as well as Dexter Manley. My only saving grace is I at least graduated.

  15. julietsdaddy - Dec 8, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Did some GOP site signal a blowhorn for all wackos to attack a sports blog because they told the truth about Obama.

    THIS IS A BASEBALL BLOG!!!!

    Yes, if you think he was born in Africa then you believe in bullsh–t.

    Yes, Luke Scott is a freaking redneck who holds up pictures of the deer he killed and probably only has a 9th grade education because he can hit a 90 mph fastball.

  16. bdp101 - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Craig, you are such a pinko communist tool. You certainly are not qualified to comment on anyone’s beliefs, even those that aren’t part of the orchestrated drivel the “news” feeds us. you are part of the mind feck that MSNBC and all those sites engage in. The only sheep are those that don’t question the shite that is force feed down american’s throats. The fact that you use your sports blog on a major website to forward your political beliefs shows what a complete tool you are. I would love for you to see Scott again and he kick the libel bs out of your arse to teach you some manners.

    • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:50 PM

      $5 if you can correctly identify any “libel” in Craig’s post.

    • billtpa - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:26 PM

      Heh. Libel. Dumb people shouldn’t try to use words like that. (Especially not commenting on a blog written by a lawyer.)

      • Utley's Hair - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:40 PM

        In a (I’m sure) misguided attempt at maintaining fairness here, I’m willing to grant bdp a mulligan here and assume “ra” were ommitted there. Though he, also, is spewing the same—and more—FOX Noise and Repugnican yapping points that Luke Scott was.

      • billtpa - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:43 PM

        that’s a good point…though the idea of removing someone’s ideology through physical violence is somehow even funnier.

    • magniloquentwaffle - Dec 10, 2010 at 12:08 AM

      Wait. So, in your opinion, Craig is not qualified to speak or write freely, yet he’s the Communist tool? Oh, the irony.

  17. jbbeals - Dec 8, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    mytoe, I used the qualifiers “some” and “many” in my comment regarding the forefathers, didn’t I. Scott has said he carries a concealed weapon, so I took his word for it. I used the phrase “concealed gun-toting” as a description of Mr. Scott not as a swipe to the 2nd Amendment. And yes, Obama certainly knows his constitutional rights I am not arguing Mr. Scott’s right to say what wants, I am arguing what he is saying and that he is incorrect in his statement on several points.

  18. scrambolo - Dec 8, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Luke Scott has no balls, no brains, ALL ERRORS!

  19. frankvzappa - Dec 8, 2010 at 6:35 PM

  20. jfk69 - Dec 8, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    luke
    what are you doing this weekend?
    Duh
    i dunno
    Maybe gonna shoot me some deer and help feed my family while i kick back with my monthly copy of KKK for the sportsman. I dread going to the big city and have to ride the mass people movers with all those non americans. I can tell they non americans as they look different then regular amaericans.
    Do you vote?
    you mean on dancing with the stars

  21. loutrim - Dec 10, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    Here comes the venom! Seems we lost the right to have an opinion, and have lost the right to free speech under the current regime.

    What Like Scott said was not vicious, was not threatening, and above all was not racist. It is his opinion and he is entitled to it. Why did the interviewer even bring Obama into the line of questioning in the first place?

    But there will be racists out there who pounce on any criticism of King Obama as being racially motivated. Seems we lost the right to even disagree with any point of view the King may have, just because he happens to be black.

    Are the blacks who voted for Obama because he is black considered racist? Of course not! But whites who voted for McCain because he is white ARE racist according to the warped logic of these individuals.

    Enough is enough. This America, folks. Stop jumping on people that have a differing opinion than your own. Race has nothing to do with it. If we don’t like King Obama’s policies, arrogance, or attitude we have the right to disagree. The same folk crying foul here are probably the same ones spewing insults towards President Bush.

    Grow up, you bunch of cry babies!!!

    And by the way, the CERTIFICATION of birth always being marched out as proof of Obama’s birth is NOT an official CERTIFICATE. It is a fact that Hawaii issued CERTIFICATIONS for individuals who were not born there. Check the facts before you call people idiots.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Dec 11, 2010 at 8:01 AM

      Saying it is day when it is in fact night is not an opinion. It is simple stupidity. Or, if the person saying such a thing knows better, a lie.

  22. sethgordon11 - Dec 14, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    If I told you how easy it is to get a job in this recession, you wouldn’t believe me. But the truth is more employers are going online to find people just like you and me who are ready to work at a good job. The only thing that makes sense is to stop wasting time filling out a dozen applications and going from one boring low paying job to another. I found this site that pretty much matches you up with your dream job that is available. I have found it very helpful. Go to GetMeJobNow.com

  23. stankfinger - Dec 27, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    What a moron.

  24. crazednut - Jan 8, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    Maybe it’s just me but I can’t remember the last time I went home with anyone I voted for. I know when I went to job interviews and needed a job I said whatever I needed to get the job. The last time I checked every politician out there campaigns to get a “JOB”. So are they telling us what we want to hear or are they telling us how they really feel. “I don’t believe in adultry” then they get caught and beg our forgiveness. Is PRESIDENT Obama the best person for the job? How the hell am I supposed to know; all I know is he has the job and he is there to represent us. When he speaks in other countries does somebody overseas ask if he is speaking for someone from Harlem or Hollywood? NOPE! They are asking about the views of this country. I love sports, got a masters degree in sport management, but when people say things like Luke Scott did they open themselves up to be blasted. XO on a navy vessel gives his “views” to his crew in the name of morale, he looses his job. This is life, and yes this is America. Nobody said it would be fair. If Luke Scott doesn’t like the outcome of saying what he said he should shut his mouth. But in reality I don’t remember anyone talking about Luke Scott before this so he got himself mentioned in the off season. Great for him. And as for whether people are racist or not, those who are know they are and they rest well it’s up to them to decide how truly accepting they really are.

  25. atheistconservative - Jul 15, 2011 at 4:38 AM

    LOLFAIL at the Obamazombies – if his birth was a matter of record in 2010, why did he have to hold a press conference to show what he claimed to be his ‘real’ birth certificate in 2011? And why did his butt-kissing press (like all of the losers who write for HBT at PMSNBC) refuse to see it?

    Was it racism when we demanded to see McCain’s birth certificate, since he was born in Panama?

    Enjoy that double-dip recession!

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