RUSH: Some lighthearted stuff. "Donald Sterling's ex-girlfriend claims that --" I'm reading here from the New York Post "-- the racist former LA Clippers owner is a homosexual and used her as a 'beard' to hide his lifestyle, according to a report Thursday. Leggy personal assistant V. Stiviano states in a lawsuit that she never slept with Sterling, and that the 80-year-old billionaire businessman employed her only to help cover up the fact that he prefers male companions, according to TMZ.
"The legal papers state that Stiviano believes Sterling 'is a homosexual and enjoys sexual acts and/or sexual congress with males,' the site reported. The papers were filed in LA County Superior Court against Sterling’s wife, Shelly, to counter her claims that Stiviano took unauthorized gifts from Donald."
Now, as to V. Stiviano saying that she was Donald Sterling's beard to cover up the fact that he's homosexual. What was his wife? He was married for 50 years. Why did he need V. Stiviano? Now, I know he and the wife are divorced. But still, why do you need V. Stiviano? The guy is 80 years old.
RUSH: "Wiscasset, Maine -- Officials in a Maine town are renaming a road after the local high school's former mascot, which was changed because some people found it offensive. Wiscasset's board of selectmen voted this week to grant a resident's request to rename her street 'Redskin's Drive'..." You gotta love this. Here's woman so fed up with what's happening with this supposed nationwide, massively supported effort to demand that the Washington Redskins change their name, she acted.
Of course a common tactic of the left is when they get behind a cause, whatever it is, they make it look like everybody agrees with them. They speak for everybody, and it creates this impression that's false. It creates this false impression that there is no disagreement. So, if you do disagree, you're automatically supposed to feel odd and weird and behind the times, unhip, uncool, whatever; the world's passing you by.
When in fact you're not odd! You may in fact be in the majority, and the liberals, the sports media or whoever, who are demanding this change because of political correctness, are the ones actually in the minority. But their hubris and their superiority and their arrogance makes them act all-knowing and perfect, and as though everybody now agrees with them. And any opposition is silly and misguided -- and racist, maybe, or sexist or what have you.
RUSH: Dingy Harry, ladies and gentlemen, "drew laughter from an Asian audience Thursday with a pair of Asian-themed jokes. 'I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are.'" The Asian crowd reportedly guffawed and laughed aloud. "Later, before walking off stage, Reid quipped: 'One problem that I've had today is keeping my Wongs straight,'" Wong being a common Asian name.
He had met a lot of Wongs, and he said that he'd had a lot of problem keeping his Wongs straight today. We don't know if Leland Yee is upset about this. I think Leland Yee is a little busy right now with criminal charges, gunrunning and the like. "The group decided," however -- even though they were yukking it up and laughing at Dingy Harry's racially themed jokes... This is not politically correct.
"The group decided against backing the Reid-endorsed Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Lucy Flores, supporting Republican Mark Hutchison instead, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. 'My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize,' Reid said in a statement to TIME after publication of this story. 'Sometimes I say the [W]ong thing.'"
No, he didn't. He said "the wrong things."
I just made it up.
But he did say he couldn't keep his "Wongs straight," and they reportedly were just guffawing.