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Watch Charles Barkley refuse to apologize to San Antonio women
Chicago Tribune ^ | May 12, 2014

Posted on 05/12/2014 4:28:25 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Charles Barkley, known as the "Round Mound of Rebound" during his playing days due to his ample bulk, poked fun at the "big ol' women" of San Antonio during an NBA telecast last week, calling the Texas city a place where "Victoria is definitely a secret."

And Sir Charles said Sunday night that he will not apologize.

"You know that I’m joking around," Barkely said (video above). "But if y’all waiting on me to apologize, hell gonna freeze over.”

Here is the clip from last week that landed Barkley in hot water

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: barkley; charlesbarkley; clod; nba; pc
"But if y’all waiting on me to apologize, hell gonna freeze over.”

Paging Adam Silver... :-)

1 posted on 05/12/2014 4:28:25 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

What a gentleman.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

turrible


3 posted on 05/12/2014 4:31:07 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey Charles... Bashing Fat people is OK...

Try something a little more controversial... Talk about “the kiss”... Let’s see how long you last...


4 posted on 05/12/2014 4:32:26 PM PDT by bfh333 (William Wallace was right! ~~~ FRRRREEEEEEEEEEEDOM ~~~)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’s a racist dumbazz.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 4:33:37 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"But if y’all waiting on me to apologize, hell gonna freeze over.”

I admire him for that statement and wish EVERYONE who is called on to apologize would say the same thing.

6 posted on 05/12/2014 4:33:58 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: ConservativeStatement

People really have to become less sensitive.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 4:35:39 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Shaq managed to get away with mocking a disabled man within days of the NBA blowup without a peep from the outrage industry.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 4:36:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Paging Adam Silver... :-)


Nah, that only would happen if he tweeted something about the gays, or said something negative about Islam


9 posted on 05/12/2014 4:36:35 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ConservativeStatement

Im with Charles on this one, life is tough, get a helmet.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 4:37:13 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

I can back up that statement. I met him years ago and he sure did love the white women then. I am sure not much hs changed.

He’s a racist dumbazz.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 4:39:12 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: Jonty30

True. I live in San Antonio. AKA Fat Antonio. And we do loves our Mexican food here.

Still... Barkley has no room to talk as he is fat AND stupid.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 4:39:17 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The “Victoria is definitely a secret” line is absolutely sexist, and funny.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 4:40:02 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dirty Nellies Nutz...


14 posted on 05/12/2014 4:41:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: southern rock
I admire him for that statement and wish EVERYONE who is called on to apologize would say the same thing.

Dittos.

15 posted on 05/12/2014 4:42:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: southern rock

I agree. Whatever else he has said or done aside I applaud him for this response. The sooner political correctness is buried in a shallow grave and covered with lime the better.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 4:43:28 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It was ugly, it was disgusting, and it was the most arrogant thing I’ve seen in a long time.

If it’s true about SA, it’s worse.

He is mean.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 4:43:33 PM PDT by stanne
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To: southern rock

OK

A lot of people can get away with trash talk like this.

What’s the accomplishment.

Freedom of speech is not meant to allow people to trash talk.

Duh.

It is meant for the improvement of society.

Freedom is not license, it is the freedom to pursue happiness.

How does this do that?

I am so discouraged at how many people, even Dana Perino, are not seeing that not just anyone can get away with this kind of trash talk.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 4:49:32 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Dacula

Yuk. He is abusing his priveledged status.

His behavior is disgusting, and his defenders look stupid.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 4:50:49 PM PDT by stanne
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You admire him?

Imagine any gentleman, if you can think of any, surrounded as you must be by arrogant males, if this is admirable, saying this about women.

I admire a lot of men, and I feel the opposite about males who insult people on a large scale like this.

How people in this country can listen to themselves saying anyone, less, a celebrity, can insult a range, class, gender of people like this is outrageous.

Plug in other classes of people and see if the same admiration is appropriate, and if not, why not.

substitute another celebrity making a similar remark.

I am outraged

Admiration??!


20 posted on 05/12/2014 4:57:38 PM PDT by stanne
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To: southern rock

Blech!!


21 posted on 05/12/2014 4:58:18 PM PDT by stanne
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To: ConservativeStatement

Blacks only have to apologize if they say something about black QUEERS.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 4:59:10 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: ConservativeStatement

Never liked Barkley.
Thought he was a big mouth.
Sort of changed my opinion of him a little after this.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 5:00:29 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Still... Barkley has no room to talk as he is fat AND stupid.”


24 posted on 05/12/2014 5:10:02 PM PDT by Ron H. (Impeach, Indict & Imprison the lying thieving criminal Barak Hussein Obama.)
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To: stanne
I admire him for not turning tail and apologizing.

You made up all the other stuff out whole cloth.

25 posted on 05/12/2014 5:11:30 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Love him or hate him, I think Charles Barkley is funny as hell. And I love that he's unapologetic when he shoots his mouth off.

Just for kicks, I found a bunch of Charles Barkley's memorable quotes and posted some of them here:

"I had to explain to my daughter why that skank Monica Lewinski has an hour special on HBO this weekend."

After retiring from basketball ... "I'm just what America needs -- another unemployed black man."

"It was so much fun in my day to go to the Boston Garden and they spit at you and throw things at you and talk about your mom. It sounds like dinner at Kenny Smith's house."

"Every time I think about changing a diaper, I run a little bit harder and a little bit faster to make sure I can afford a nanny until my daughter's old enough to take care of that herself."

"I heard Tonya Harding is calling herself the Charles Barkley of figure skating. I was going to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized I have no character."

On the goal of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team when playing against Panama in the Tournament of the Americas ... "To get the Canal back."

"I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I'd work for the Klan."

When asked whether he graduated from Auburn University ... "No, but I have a couple people working for me who did."

"I don't mind skinny people making fun of me ... we all do that. But I don't want fat people making fun of me."

On North Carolina missing 22 of its last 23 shots in losing a game in the NCAA tournament ... "Stevie Wonder could make one of 23 shots."

"I'd never buy my girl a watch... she's already got a clock over the stove."

"Well, when I went off to college, the guys I used to hang with were pumping gas and voting Democrat. Today they're still pumping gas and voting Democrat. Guess the Democrats didn't do much for them."

After getting into an altercation with a player from Angola in the Olympics ... "Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a couple weeks. I thought he was going to pull a spear on me."

On his political platform when considering a run for the governor's office in Alabama ... "Have you heard of death row? Well, if I'm elected Governor, we'll have death WEEK. I'll kill all of those lazy bastards."

Tell me y'all didn't laugh at almost every one of these, folks. LOL.

26 posted on 05/12/2014 5:14:43 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: Alberta's Child

Barkley and Rush used to be good pals, not sure what happened.


27 posted on 05/12/2014 5:16:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

If you want to have a real laugh, google up a video of his golf swing.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 5:17:53 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: Responsibility2nd

Another view. Outside the context of Barkleys fat ass

As a fat bastard myself I truly love going to the buffets in SA so that I do not feel my personal body image is so bad. I call it Golden Corral therapy :)

Jeesus, this city set the bar for attendance of High school proms based on whether or not there was on site day care.

Let’s not BS the things that are here because Barkley’s an ass

Jeesus, once again the Muffin top rules here


29 posted on 05/12/2014 5:21:16 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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Aren’t there fat women in all cities? Why did he single out SA?


30 posted on 05/12/2014 5:24:29 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Anyone who admires him for what he said so arrogantly about insulting the entire group of people from a major city whom he insulted for no other reason than to spew whatever disgusting thing that comes to his mind admires him for insulting an entire group.

What’s more is that his public refusal, and his tone in doing so, is so disgusting. He reminds me of a guy who would hit a girl.

You don’t like what I’m saying? Take some advice frothing here, get some thick skin.

You’re siding with a bully.

Do what your friend Charles does: when people don’t like your position, just say you don’t care.

But that doesn’t make what you’re doing a good thing.

Blech


31 posted on 05/12/2014 5:28:45 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

You seem to be pretty good at the bullying thing yourself there, Skippy.


32 posted on 05/12/2014 5:29:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: When do we get liberated?

It’s refreshing to see someone shoot off his mouth and at least be a man about it and not make lame apologies


33 posted on 05/12/2014 5:38:37 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I am not a bully.

I do defend my religion, Jesus, Constitution, my family, my honor, and the weak.

Maybe that’s why it is so blatant to me, as I watch around me, people completely unwilling and unable to do the same, when someone is just barking, like Barkley, any old insult and then defends it, like it’s free speech.

whom is he defending himself against? The women of a particular city.

I’d admire him if he defended the Constitution, his religion, his wife’s honor, if he had one, and the women of San Antonio against some insulting celebrity.

People are becoming so numbed.


34 posted on 05/12/2014 5:41:35 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Bullies never think they are.


35 posted on 05/12/2014 5:42:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: stanne

Do you wear glasses, too?

Not that there would be anything wrong with that. Some of the nicest people I have ever known were plump females who wore glasses.


36 posted on 05/12/2014 5:46:20 PM PDT by BlueDragon (On Mother's Day everyone can say "thanks for the mammaries" 'cept me cuz I was a bottle baby)
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To: southern rock

........totally agree! So sick of everyone asking for everyone to apologize!

As a member of the most put upon group in America (straight/white males), I think I can safely surmise for most of our group that we don’t give a damn what you say about us! Have at it! Knock yourself out! And, when you do, we won’t be asking for an apology. Indeed, most of us would probably never hear about what you said anyway because we are too busy working.

Now, that said, be careful that some guy somewhere might knock you on your ass, but he won’t ask you to apologize.


37 posted on 05/12/2014 5:51:32 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas

That’s like my theroy on free speech from a barstool. You can say it but. ....


38 posted on 05/12/2014 6:04:37 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: southern rock

Exactly. Good for him.


39 posted on 05/12/2014 6:44:06 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Alberta's Child

Yessir...quite a few laughs there. Thanks.


40 posted on 05/12/2014 6:48:43 PM PDT by moovova
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t know what this is all about, but one thing I do know for sure: “Black means never having to say you are sorry.”


41 posted on 05/12/2014 6:55:44 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

understood


42 posted on 05/12/2014 7:22:30 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Explain what you mean.

Exactly how am I a bully?

I’ll define it for you:
a blustering browbeating person; especially : one habitually cruel to others who are weaker


43 posted on 05/12/2014 7:22:55 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Charles Barkley has been married to the same woman for over 25 years. They have one daughter who is in her mid twenties. From what I understand, he is a very good father.


44 posted on 05/12/2014 7:30:11 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: BlueDragon

Proud of yourself? Siding with a nasty man?

Ganging up on the women of San Antonio.

Think about this:

What would happen if Rush said this last week? (he never would, he’s a gentleman).

How abut Imus?

What admired celebrity has ever insulted a group of women, and worse, prickishly defied anyone telling him he was wrong.

Men are so busy taking advantage of women on birth control in this country, being addicted to porn, they can’t think about defending women, or telling a guy he’s behaving like a pig.

The problem is not with Obama nor Boner, It’s the weaklings that put them into office and don’t do enough to stop them from ruining the country.


45 posted on 05/12/2014 7:31:53 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Coldwater Creek

I had a good father. He was an industry captain, was on the ground floor of semiconductors, was a Marine Officer. All his Marine colleagues were at his funeral at his funeral many years after he was no longer in the Marines.

He found jobs for young people constantly. No one around us didn’t have a job.

He was captain of his NCAA 1A football team as a freshman. Was invited to play for the Lions, and turned it down, saying if he got injured he’d be unhappy working a second rate job for which he’d over qualify.

Still got the letter.

He (and we) regularly visited his elderly relatives, he made sure they had things.

And (I found out later) he followed us, and had us followed on dates and when we went out.

He was a good father.

And he was normal. His behavior was common. And he would be disgusted by people putting up with, much less, defending, and admiring this weak behavior.

I miss him every day, but I am glad he doesn’t have to watch the likes of Dana Perino standing up for this, men actually debating this.

And if he had ever insulted a group of women publicly in this way, I would have been horrified, embarrassed and shunned, rightfully, in our community.

If he had defied those asking him to stifle it, the obnoxious, abuser way Charles Barkley did, I wouldn’t know who he’d become.

It wouldn’t matter how many people with low standards defended him.

Good father? Not by my standards. His kids have to live with this shame.

BLechh!!


46 posted on 05/12/2014 7:50:38 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

47 posted on 05/12/2014 9:00:59 PM PDT by BlueDragon (On Mother's Day everyone can say "thanks for the mammaries" 'cept me cuz I was a bottle baby)
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To: stanne

Barkley says all kind of things. Occasionally he make some pretty strong non-PC points (no pun intended, since he is retired from playing basketball directly) but the casual remark he made, I doubt he invented on his own, since I've heard it before, just not applied to "women of San Antonio".

Here again is what seems to have gotten yor' knickers in a twist;

The "Victoria" and "secret" part I've heard before, in various iterations of basically the same joke.

He's a big guy, with a big mouth, and one never quite knows what he'll say next. They pay him for that, in part. It's part of the crude culture we now live in...

You live in San Antonio? sorry, couldn't resist needling you a bit more...hehhehh

Things move fast in U.S. culture today. It can be difficult to get people to slow down and pay attention. Scolding him for disparaging remarks made towards "big 'ol women" isn't likely to break into the short attention spans of young folks in particular, in today's world where "people of Walmart" videos are seen by a great many at one time or another.

But if you think The Charles remarks were bad, you should see what young girls nowadays are doing to one another in youtube videos.

SAIL-AWOLNATION mash-up by Shawna and Tessa (Meekakitty)

We have only little opportunity to connect with young persons such as the gals who in the above link, did their own little comedy version of this --->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPtSKimbjOU which is part of the kind of things many are exposed to...

You may include stories about your father at times, but let the spirit lead. Time is getting short, but doors do open..? If not, they'll just tune you out.

Whining and pining for the past-- it's been done before. Make it good, when or if using that. Explain it --grab their attention, make it count. There is a LOT of competition for folk's attention.


48 posted on 05/12/2014 10:17:42 PM PDT by BlueDragon (On Mother's Day everyone can say "thanks for the mammaries" 'cept me cuz I was a bottle baby)
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