Bob Costas: Gee, Maybe My Twenty Second Easy-Bake Gun Control Screed Wasn't Appropriate

Really.

Bob Costas said he made a “mistake,” violating his own rule of not trying to compress a nuanced topic into small bit of air time, with his controversial halftime commentary Sunday night on the murder-suicide committed by Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs the day before.

“My mistake is I left it open for too much miscommunication,” Costas said in a lengthy interview on “The Dan Patrick Show.” The 90-second weekly spot, he said, doesn’t offer enough time in which to adequately discuss the issue of “the football culture, the gun culture, domestic violence.”

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Costas felt the heat for his comments immediately on Twitter and in lengthier criticism Monday, when some were calling for NBC to fire him.

“There are reasonable disagreements, and I respect that. But then there are things that come from every angle, where you just have to say to yourself ‘sometimes the quality of the thinking of those who oppose you speaks for itself.’ I was told — I didn’t see it — that someone compared this as a fire-able offense to situations in which people have made blatantly racist comments, or comments that had no place whatsoever,” Costas said.

“This is simply a case of: some people don’t agree with it, or they don’t agree with what they think I was saying, and therefore, it would be okay if I was booted off the air … ‘let’s fire everybody we don’t agree with.’ It’s just absurd.”

It's not actually that absurd to me. My problem is hijacking a nonpartisan sports broadcast to engage, yet again, in partisan political commentary. No one would have a problem -- at least not a "Fire Him!" level problem -- if Costas pitched a gig where he'd do some political commentary in a political show.

The problem, as usual, is these Frustrated Liberal Sages -- frustrated that they don't have enough influence over the public to push their liberal views -- using a nonpolitical perch to push the same goddamn liberal message.

By the way, the minute a conservative does anything like this the Outrage!!! trembles throughout the liberal world and they demand a firing... and damnit if they don't get a firing 90% of the time.

So that's the problem -- Costas can do this, but no conservative-minded person can. If the conservative minded person says anything political, he gets fired.

If Costas does it, nothing happens, and then he gets to pretend how "absurd" it is to propose firing a man for his political speech.

Happens all the time. Just doesn't happen to liberals.

The problem, Costas, is that liberals are using their domination over major institutions to treat conservatives and liberals differently -- liberals as a privileged class, conservatives as second-class (or worse) citizens -- and we're sick to death of it.

Posted by: Ace at 07:15 PM



Comments

1 Bob thinks the sledgehammer approach he used wasn't nuanced enough. Yep.

Posted by: huerfano at December 04, 2012 07:16 PM (bAGA/)

2 Like I said, Costas can lick my sack.

Posted by: EC at December 04, 2012 07:17 PM (doBIb)

3 My only regret is that I care too much.

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 04, 2012 07:18 PM (b+jI9)

4
This is not an 'apology'.

This is a whine.

Posted by: wheatie at December 04, 2012 07:18 PM (CM59X)

5 Only Democrats care about skin color.

Posted by: K~Bob at December 04, 2012 07:19 PM (WVShg)

6 My problem is, I tried to compress a complexed idea into my tiny brain.

That, andthe absurd toupee compressed onto my scalp.

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 04, 2012 07:19 PM (w41GQ)

7 If i had a son he would look like Bob Costas.

Posted by: E.T. at December 04, 2012 07:19 PM (1IZ53)

8 You gonna eat that?

Posted by: Jason Shitcock at December 04, 2012 07:20 PM (gBuIk)

9 Like I said, Costas can lick my sack.

Posted by: EC

Like I said, get him a step ladder.

Posted by: Dang at December 04, 2012 07:20 PM (R18D0)

10 If I don't tell the rubes how it is, who will?

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 04, 2012 07:20 PM (b+jI9)

11 I'm sick of hearing about this little turd.Notice his jab at the right "sometimes the quality of the thinking of those who oppose you speaks for itself".That's a dog whistle to the left about stupid right wing gun nuts.

Posted by: steevy at December 04, 2012 07:21 PM (9XBK2)

12 If I had a pet hobbit, he would look like Bob Costas.

Posted by: Dang at December 04, 2012 07:21 PM (R18D0)

13 It is not absurd to fire someone that just shit on half your target audience. It's good business sense.

Posted by: Endeavor to Persevere at December 04, 2012 07:21 PM (zZJJp)

14
Moreover, what he's arguing is that his position is too nuanced for you rubes and that he needs another 45-60 minutes uninterrupted to pontificate upon this issue so that you can get over your knee-jerk reaction.

It's like one of those non-apology apologies. "I'm sorry if you were so stupid as to be offended.

Here's what Costas (and most of those who belch unsolicited opinions) need to understand:

We don't care what you think. You're a sportscaster. You're not smart, you're not experienced and your opinions are no more valuable than those of a third-grader. Despite the inspiration you get from the current president, reading off of a teleprompter is not sufficient training for expressing the subtleties of political philosophy.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 04, 2012 07:21 PM (xSegX)

15 If conservatives are second class now, we ought to get some of that sweet affirmative action shit. Let's start mau-mauing and boycotting stuff.

Posted by: Roy at December 04, 2012 07:22 PM (tiOTz)

16 I don't get upset about this stuff because I turned off my television about 3 weeks ago.

I hate Costas for ruining the Olympics. And for being best buds with OJ and not seeing the obvious clue.


Posted by: Miss Marple at December 04, 2012 07:22 PM (GoIUi)

17 I'm in no mood to be a gentlemen.

Put him in the Iron Maiden.

Posted by: fluffy at December 04, 2012 07:22 PM (O6q63)

18 It's obvious Bob Cockface was reading off a teleprompter.

Posted by: CraigPoe at December 04, 2012 07:22 PM (BVkEs)

19 "“There are reasonable disagreements, and I respect that. But then there are things that come from every angle, where you just have to say to yourself ‘sometimes the quality of the thinking of those who oppose you speaks for itself.’"

Yep.

"I was told — I didn’t see it — that someone compared this as a fire-able offense to situations in which people have made blatantly racist comments, or comments that had no place whatsoever,” Costas said."

Lol.

"“This is simply a case of: some people don’t agree with it, or they don’t agree with what they think I was saying, and therefore, it would be okay if I was booted off the air … ‘let’s fire everybody we don’t agree with.’ It’s just absurd.”"

Lol.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 04, 2012 07:22 PM (GceFv)

20 Sports writers are creepy. What was the name of the guy who jumped the poor hotel manger dressed in woman's clothing?

Posted by: Walkers! at December 04, 2012 07:23 PM (e/Cti)

21
Anna Winstrol-V "Horse Snout" Wintour might get an ambassadorship.

Posted by: off topic soothsayer at December 04, 2012 07:23 PM (NLH1M)

22 Put him in the Iron Maiden.Posted by: fluffyRock on, dude!!

Posted by: Bill and Ted at December 04, 2012 07:23 PM (tiOTz)

23 We're having an effect.

Keep up the skeer.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 04, 2012 07:23 PM (TIIx5)

24 Costas' "mistake" was he doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground. He should stick to jock-sniffing.

Posted by: Sir Robert of Banbury at December 04, 2012 07:23 PM (V1q4Q)

25 Another "I'm sorry you right-wingers are so stupid" apology.

Fuck you, little Bobby.


Posted by: Dang at December 04, 2012 07:23 PM (R18D0)

26 Before I knew I was a conservative, I used to enjoy a lot of the segments on Later With Bob Costas. I seem to recall not enjoyin the political ones, but I didn't know why.

If Hank Williams has to go, then so does Costas.

Posted by: Truman North at December 04, 2012 07:24 PM (I2LwF)

27 This is why cock sucking fuckwagon trolls like Olaf The Cocksucking fuckwagon trolls pisses me off so much. He says Obama is kicking the GOP's ass all over the place, horse shit.

It's the MEDIA that is framing the budget crisis here in which there is no scapegoat other than the GOP, and Costas, who is also a cocksucking fuckwagon is a beneficiary of that.

Old JEF/TFG does nothing but bend over to kiss his own bony ass and play golf.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at December 04, 2012 07:24 PM (v6GqR)

28 Yeah I remember how reasonable they were when Rush got kicked off ESPN.
I don't even remember what he said but I know the shitstorm didn't even start
until some Philly columnist got involved a couple days later.

Posted by: roman maroni at December 04, 2012 07:24 PM (KCCgc)

29 I'm getting whiplash from these repeating threads

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2012 07:24 PM (79ueO)

30 Separation of Sports and Politics.

Separation of Media and Ideology.

And clitorectomies for all liberty-hating Liberals.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 04, 2012 07:25 PM (GceFv)

31 20 Marv Albert."YES!"

Posted by: steevy at December 04, 2012 07:25 PM (9XBK2)

32
I agree with Ace, but let's propose the remedy:

Fire Costas from NBC sports and give him a talk show on MSNBC. It's not like their ratings can get worse.

It's his irresponsible use of his position as a sportscaster that's the problem.

And if he wants to pontificate on politics, it's the perfect job for him.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 04, 2012 07:25 PM (xSegX)

33 Liberal twats like Costas and Maher need an ass-whooping. Just because. Get someone's kid sister to deliver it.

Posted by: Roy at December 04, 2012 07:25 PM (tiOTz)

34 Jimmy The Greek was the best social commentator I ever heard

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2012 07:25 PM (79ueO)

35 Put him in the Iron Maiden.Posted by: fluffyRock on, dude!!

Execute him!

Posted by: fluffy gets Medieval at December 04, 2012 07:25 PM (O6q63)

36 If you rubes want to take your semi-automatic weapons and machine gun each other to death go ahead but leave the inner city alone.First crack now this.

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 04, 2012 07:25 PM (b+jI9)

37

There they go again...


Just flip the metaphorical finger and say it again and again. No matter where it's happening. No matter what they say.

Say it again and again. It will make the libs head explode and catch themselves on fire.

Posted by: Ronald Reagan at December 04, 2012 07:25 PM (LpQbZ)

38 Sports writers are creepy. What was the name of the guy who jumped the poor hotel manger dressed in woman's clothing?
**********************

Marv Albert?

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at December 04, 2012 07:26 PM (v6GqR)

39 While I agree that people shouldn't be fired just because someone doesn't like their opinion I still find Costas' response laughable.

Welcome to the world of conservatives. Just be glad no semi-illiterate college students have made any death threats.

Posted by: Josef at December 04, 2012 07:26 PM (c1scD)

40 Just a reminder: Most sports pundits are C-grade Journalism or English Majors. So, not only marinated in liberalism without critical thinking, but also mediocrity, if not stupidity.

Posted by: logprof at December 04, 2012 07:26 PM (gBuIk)

41 I'm starting to get a real feel for living in late 4th century Rome.

Posted by: tubal at December 04, 2012 07:26 PM (BoE3Z)

42 Rush Limbaugh was fired for talking politics on a sports broadcast. So, there is precedent there.

Posted by: Eddie Willers at December 04, 2012 07:26 PM (bRdb3)

43 Dandy Don is turning over in his grave

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2012 07:27 PM (79ueO)

44 28 He called a black Qb "overrated",a fellow who was in fact,overrated.The rest of the panel agreed or disagreed,it was that kind of show.Guy makes statement,talking heads argue over it.

Posted by: steevy at December 04, 2012 07:27 PM (9XBK2)

45 I guess when Rush Limbaugh violated the "nuanced topic in short time" rule when talking about Donavan McNabb, getting blackballed from the NFL was justified.

Posted by: Michael K. at December 04, 2012 07:27 PM (Gx+Vn)

46 "36 If you rubes want to take your semi-automatic weapons and machine gun each other to death go ahead but leave the inner city alone.First crack now this.

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 04, 2012 07:25 PM (b+jI9) "

Lolsemiautomaticmachinegun.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 04, 2012 07:27 PM (GceFv)

47 The chance NBC didn't know he was going to talk gun control while on air? ZERO

My question is did the NFL know. I use to work for an NFL team and very little if anything happens during a game without their knowledge and consent. I just cant believe the NFL would know in advance and permit someone to basically bad mouth its target audience like that. Its was a football broadcast, not ice skating

Posted by: AndrewsDad at December 04, 2012 07:27 PM (C2//T)

48 My mistake is that I care too much.

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 04, 2012 07:27 PM (QKKT0)

49
Just a reminder: Most sports pundits are C-grade Journalism or English Majors. So, not only marinated in liberalism without critical thinking, but also mediocrity, if not stupidity.

Costas didn't even graduate.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 04, 2012 07:28 PM (xSegX)

50 The problem, Costas, is that liberals are using their domination over
major institutions to treat conservatives and liberals differently --
liberals as a privileged class, conservatives as second-class (or worse)
citizens -- and we're sick to death of it.



That's exactly it. I watch sports more than the average human being. For example, now that college basketball has started up, I can pretty much watch nothing but that for months. I do this to avoid serious crap. Stop shoving politics into my sports. Just stop it.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Helping it burn. at December 04, 2012 07:28 PM (Gk3SS)

51 Oh fuck him and the tricycle he rode in on......pip squeak.



Posted by: Tami at December 04, 2012 07:28 PM (X6akg)

52
26...If Hank Williams has to go, then so does Costas.

This!

I also seem to recall liberals screaming about the idea ofRush Limbaugh doing sports commentary.
They said that 'Sports should be kept free of politics'.

Posted by: wheatie at December 04, 2012 07:28 PM (CM59X)

53 They own it all. TV, movies, music, and even football. No wonder we're losing.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 04, 2012 07:28 PM (85EaA)

54 Bob Costas is an unrepentant pedophile. He has been dodging the sex offender registry ever since he molested, murdered, and ate several six-year-old boys in the 80s and 90s.

Posted by: Truman North at December 04, 2012 07:29 PM (I2LwF)

55
“Here’s where I stand: I do not want to see the Second Amendment repealed. … People should be allowed to own guns for their own protection. Obviously, those who are hunters. … Access to guns is too easy in some cases. I don’t see any reason a citizen should be able to arm himself in some states in ways only police or military should — to have a virtual militia [by] mail order or gun shows. Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? What possible use is there? … Whitlock wrote about a gun culture. That’s what I was focusing on.”




Because if Belcher had a Costas approved non-semi-automatic weapon -- er -- it wouldn't have actually made a bit of difference.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 04, 2012 07:29 PM (kdS6q)

56
Rush Limbaugh was fired for talking politics on a sports broadcast. So, there is precedent there.

Even more: Rush was on that show explicitly to be controversial.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 04, 2012 07:29 PM (xSegX)

57 C'mon! Assaulting women who are not interested is bad enough but to do it while dressed in woman's panties and a garter belt? How do you fucking show your face again?

Posted by: Walkers! at December 04, 2012 07:29 PM (e/Cti)

58 So the only thing little Bobbie Costas regrets is that some people disagreed with his high moral tone and gave him shit about it. So he explained how stupid those people are.

Bag it, Bobbie. Murder was committed.

Posted by: Retread at December 04, 2012 07:29 PM (zxitI)

59 Bob Costas is an unrepentant pedophile. He has been dodging the sex offender registry ever since he molested, murdered, and ate several six-year-old boys in the 80s and 90s.
*********************

I've taught him well!

Posted by: Harry Reid at December 04, 2012 07:30 PM (v6GqR)

60 A**holes are entitled to their opinions, no matter how f**ked up. A**holes on TV (pardon the redundancy) can even utter their f**ked up opinions on the air.
What's different here, and in the case of gay "marriage", and forcing Catholics to be Presbyterians, is that our rights come from God. An offense against our-- my-- rights is also an offense against God, and against the redeemer nation.
I say F**k Costas, f**k NBC, and f**k Commies. Send them back under their rocks with our righteous fury.

Posted by: Thorvald at December 04, 2012 07:30 PM (1V6Pv)

61 I guess this "Bob Costas" person is Someone of Importance to rate so much attention for his stupid remarks. I almost recognize the name.

Of course now that Choom Boy is running things with the help of intellectual giants like Rachel Madcow and Jay-Z, it's probably time to just hand society over to the Idiocracy and chalk the country up to an interesting idea on the part of a Bunch of Old White Guys who lived a long time ago.

In the meantime, I care less about what Costas says and thinks than I do about what Brian Williams says and thinks, though in a sane world both would be ignored.

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at December 04, 2012 07:30 PM (yKUrR)

62 Costas suffers from "persistent jackass syndrome". He has to speak for hours on end just to obtain a few minutes of relief.

Posted by: wooga at December 04, 2012 07:30 PM (5M6Qi)

63 How do you fucking show your face again?
Posted by: Walkers! at December 04, 2012 07:29 PM (e/Cti)

It's all about the bucks.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2012 07:30 PM (79ueO)

64 I would cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground

Posted by: Eomer at December 04, 2012 07:30 PM (TIIx5)

65 Mind your own business, Costas. I don't come to YOUR house and slap the jocks off your nose.

Posted by: Warden at December 04, 2012 07:31 PM (HzhBE)

66 I'm sick of the NRA and their refusal to support regulation on cop killer bullets and cruise missiles. What do normal people need with cruise missiles and semi-automatic rifles that fire 100 shots per minute?

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 04, 2012 07:32 PM (b+jI9)

67 Costas should have known better than to inject Politics.... BUT...

Where the F was his Director? and Writers? and editors? There is NO way this was an off the cuff comment... it was written, and APPROVED.

Ergo, the NETWORK decided this was OK content.... ie putting Politics into a Football halftime show....

If I was the NFL? And you did this during MY game? Lawyers would be sending letters...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 04, 2012 07:32 PM (lZBBB)

68 then he gets to pretend how "absurd" it is to propose firing a man for his political speech.

I wonder if Costas finds it absurd to prevent someone from owning a football team because of his political speech.

*cough*

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 04, 2012 07:32 PM (EaAhl)

69 Didn't see it. I boycotted all TV. Fuck the media corporations. They may still be rich, but it won't be with my money. I stopped giving it to them. I miss football, but I won't miss them.


That asshole said what he said because he knows who writes his paychecks. Isn't it time for the rest of us to notice that all these clowns are getting paid to do what they do?


42756.

Posted by: 42756 at December 04, 2012 07:32 PM (i8c5b)

70 costas is anti american....period.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 04, 2012 07:32 PM (GVxQo)

71 C'mon! Assaulting women who are not interested is bad enough but to do
it while dressed in woman's panties and a garter belt? How do you
fucking show your face again?


Any transgression can be overlooked with an air of insouciance and a body of work that impresses the retards in the media.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at December 04, 2012 07:33 PM (QKKT0)

72 61 I bet they were happy,in a way,that a football player did something to give them an excuse.

Posted by: steevy at December 04, 2012 07:33 PM (9XBK2)

73 For the love of Pete, Bob Costas had a show on HBO called On the Record where they would have done a story just like his attempted distillation of the murder-suicide into guns are bad and should be banned rant. Nobody watched the dang show. I sure don't want to watch it during halftime.

Posted by: no good deed at December 04, 2012 07:35 PM (mjR67)

74 "72 61 I bet they were happy,in a way,that a football player did something to give them an excuse.

Posted by: steevy at December 04, 2012 07:33 PM (9XBK2) "

Never let a tragedy go to waste...

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 04, 2012 07:35 PM (GceFv)

75 ou just have to say to yourself ‘sometimes the quality of the thinking of those who oppose you speaks for itself.’

That cuts two ways, homunculus, which is why you're in this shitstew in the first place.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 04, 2012 07:37 PM (EaAhl)

76 Watch out for the Belcher Act.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 04, 2012 07:38 PM (85EaA)

77 Why didn't Costas get to the root of the problem, NFL Players who are out of control and destructive in all kinds of ways. Illegitimate children should get you cut. Since these assholes can't handle money, put them on an allowance. Buy fleet cars and allow them access to a ride. NFL Players need to be under constant psychiatric observation and not allowed to have guns. Costas should not have a gun.

Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at December 04, 2012 07:38 PM (BAnPT)

78 IIRC Marv Albert was with a paid prostitute.NYPD went out of their way to embarrass him,releasing the records from the madame and his mugshot with no toupe,as well as the other details.It really wasn't right.

Posted by: steevy at December 04, 2012 07:38 PM (9XBK2)

79 "Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? What possible use is there?" -- Bob Costas

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 04, 2012 07:39 PM (GceFv)

80 77 NBA players are way worse.

Posted by: steevy at December 04, 2012 07:39 PM (9XBK2)

81 I heard the NFL is all Socialist now. (But that it's only college football that's paedophile.)

Posted by: Thorvald at December 04, 2012 07:39 PM (1V6Pv)

82 "76 Watch out for the Belcher Act.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 04, 2012 07:38 PM (85EaA) "

Yep.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 04, 2012 07:40 PM (GceFv)

83 Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at December 04, 2012 07:38 PM (BAnPT)

I know that you are trying (and succeeding) to be witty, but everything you say makes perfect sense, and would help the man-children grow up enough to handle their own affairs.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2012 07:40 PM (GsoHv)

84 There is an even easier easy-bake answer to this problem. Have a sportscaster at the next halftime say "I'd like to speak directly to the ladies out there. Ladies, if you are feeling any fear or doubt in your safety in your current relationship, come on down to the studio and we'll get you outfitted with the proper handgun and teach you all the safety measures so that it becomes a foolproof instrument of your personal protection. We're calling this the "Kassandra Project"."

Problem solved. You're welcome Bob.

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at December 04, 2012 07:40 PM (NtK2A)

85 "Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? What possible use is there?" -- Bob Costas

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney

Protecting yourself from a murdering bastard like Jovan Belcher.

Posted by: Dang at December 04, 2012 07:40 PM (R18D0)

86 Several women accused him of assault, steevy, one worked at a hotel. He called the and complained that the fax machine wasn't working and then jumped her in his Fredericks of Hollywood garter.

Posted by: Walkers! at December 04, 2012 07:41 PM (e/Cti)

87 Any mistake is "fireable" if the (private) employer thinks it should be. Our job should always be to focus our "fire" on the employers, to the extent that the *employers* come to this conclusion. Then let people like Costas ruminate on whether something was 'absurd' or not while he's looking for a job.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at December 04, 2012 07:41 PM (zpqa2)

88 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 04, 2012 07:29 PM (kdS6q)

If I recall correctly, the colonists killed a lot of people of the British and Hessian persuasions with single shot muskets.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 04, 2012 07:42 PM (Cnqmv)

89
"My mistake is I left it open for too much miscommunication,” Costas said..."


The classic liberal excuse. "I was right, just didn't message it quite correctly to convince the savages on the other side."

Posted by: Meremortal at December 04, 2012 07:43 PM (1Y+hH)

90 "85 "Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? What possible use is there?" -- Bob Costas

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney

Protecting yourself from a murdering bastard like Jovan Belcher.

Posted by: Dang at December 04, 2012 07:40 PM (R18D0) "

Yep.


(Although in that case, semiautomatic really might not be good enough. )

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 04, 2012 07:43 PM (GceFv)

91 What nobility! It's Bob's failure, because he was unable to communicate the message so that the common folk Americans would understand.

Why hasn't Obama weighed in on this hot-button issue?

Posted by: Fritz at December 04, 2012 07:43 PM (ZA675)

92 @79 Wut a cunt!
Duh, semi-auto means the gun works its own action with each pull of the trigger. Do I have to splain everything to these bitches? Oh, and f**k the (wait, s/b F**K) National Firearms Act of 1934. The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Posted by: Thorvald at December 04, 2012 07:43 PM (1V6Pv)

93 yeah, but I heard muskets were in the constitution

Posted by: roman maroni at December 04, 2012 07:43 PM (KCCgc)

94 What Costas doesn't understand, because he lives in an insular world and has no contact with reality, is that guns are the ultimate democratic (in the good sense of the word) tool.

A 5 foot, 110 pound woman has no chance against a football player, but put a pistol in her hands and she is his equal.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2012 07:43 PM (GsoHv)

95 ...and with that 20 second bit, Costas becomes more qualified than 50% of the dems in the senate.


Next up, real gun control. Obama will enact rules via the EPA and exec order to effectively limit the second amendment to those who protect liberal celebrities.

Posted by: Tocquevillian at December 04, 2012 07:43 PM (iuY0Y)

96
"Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? What possible use is there?" -- Bob Costas



Yeah, I agree. They jam too often. I'll stick with wheelguns.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 04, 2012 07:44 PM (1Y+hH)

97
I accept Costas' apology and will no longer mock that short little midget bastard elf in his tiny tiny wee little shoes and 3 inch necktie.

And doll suit.

And that box he has to stand on to watch the game.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 04, 2012 07:44 PM (n/ubI)

98 "On what possible authority can you claim I have no right to own whatever gun I want to, Boob?"

Yep.

Posted by: Truman North at December 04, 2012 07:45 PM (I2LwF)

99 Next up, real gun control. Obama will enact rules via the EPA and exec order to effectively limit the second amendment to those who protect liberal celebrities.

Posted by: Tocquevillian at December 04, 2012 07:43 PM (iuY0Y)


Past time to file a gun theft report with your local police department!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 04, 2012 07:45 PM (Cnqmv)

100 Now I really really do want him fired.
Jerkoff.

Posted by: Daybrother at December 04, 2012 07:45 PM (+paCV)

101 I accept Costas' apology and will no longer mock
that short little midget bastard elf in his tiny tiny wee little shoes
and 3 inch necktie.

And doll suit.

And that box he has to stand on to watch the game.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 04, 2012 07:44 PM



There you go, being the bigger man.

Posted by: huerfano at December 04, 2012 07:46 PM (bAGA/)

102 96 Yep,I'd be happy with single action only myself.

Posted by: steevy at December 04, 2012 07:46 PM (9XBK2)

103 I'll stick with wheelguns.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 04, 2012 07:44 PM (1Y+hH)Fag.A Colt Model 1911-A1 is the only weapon real men use.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2012 07:46 PM (GsoHv)

104 Later, all.

God bless.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 04, 2012 07:46 PM (GceFv)

105 God didn't make men equal, but Mr. Colt did.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/br8lm53
The repeal of the National Firearms Act of 1934 would be very high on the list of priorities of The Constitution Party. "God and Jerusalem!"

Posted by: Thorvald at December 04, 2012 07:46 PM (1V6Pv)

106 I like Drew M's response to this Costas story on the sidebar. Did anyone else read it?

No one reads the sidebar, do they?

Posted by: L is saying where's the dang SMOD? at December 04, 2012 07:47 PM (0PiQ4)

107 94 What Costas doesn't understand, because he lives in an insular world and has no contact with reality....

Insular? C'mon dude, you live in New Jersey and if....

Wait. I live in DC.

Never mind.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 04, 2012 07:47 PM (pSgLi)

108 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2012 07:43 PM (GsoHv)

Been saying for awhile now....

God did not make Men Equal, Col. Colt did....

Romeo's Corolary? God did not make Women safe, but Col Colt CAN!

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 04, 2012 07:47 PM (lZBBB)

109

tell me why we ever thought we'd win the election?

our campaign began, when, 6 months before election day?

6 months vs Obama's 5 years

we never had a chance

Posted by: off topic soothsayer at December 04, 2012 07:47 PM (OI9vN)

110

Yeah, anydesign that can jam three different ways is out.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 04, 2012 07:47 PM (1Y+hH)

111 Execute him!

Whoa! Bogus!1!11!

Posted by: Bill and Ted at December 04, 2012 07:48 PM (PMGbu)

112
The fire him thing is totally ok with me, Rush got booted for saying something political, course it was called racist, and he was hired to say political stuff.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 04, 2012 07:48 PM (n/ubI)

113 Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 04, 2012 07:47 PM (pSgLi)

Yes.

You are probably the only person around here who is more fucked than I am.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2012 07:48 PM (GsoHv)

114 I saw some sweet crossbows in deer hunting pics.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 04, 2012 07:48 PM (85EaA)

115 101 I accept Costas' apology and will no longer mock
that short little midget bastard elf in his tiny tiny wee little shoes and 3 inch necktie.And doll suit.And that box he has to stand on to watch the gamePosted by: Guy Mohawk at December 04, 2012 07:44 PM

There you go, being the bigger man.


ISWYDT

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 04, 2012 07:48 PM (pSgLi)

116
I like Drew M's response to this Costas story on the sidebar. Did anyone else read it?



No one reads the sidebar, do they?

Posted by: L is saying where's the dang SMOD? at December 04, 2012 07:47 PM (0PiQ4)

I did, and left a comment. Very nice.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at December 04, 2012 07:48 PM (zpqa2)

117
Well, if he gets canned, he can always do commentary at The Ocho.

I'll laugh when they assign him to the World Dwarf-Tossing Championships.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 04, 2012 07:49 PM (TIIx5)

118 You are probably the only person around here who is more fucked than I am. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2012 07:48 PM (GsoHv)

At least I'm in good company.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 04, 2012 07:50 PM (pSgLi)

119
I like Drew M's response to this Costas story on the sidebar. Did anyone else read it?



No one reads the sidebar, do they?

Posted by: L is saying where's the dang SMOD? at December 04, 2012 07:47 PM (0PiQ4)





Ace doesn't read his own blog, why should we read the sidebar?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 04, 2012 07:51 PM (TIIx5)

120 At least I'm in good company.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 04, 2012 07:50 PM (pSgLi)So...when you retire, will it be Texas?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2012 07:52 PM (GsoHv)

121
Sidebar? Is that where you get the top shelf drinks or is it where you find the Val-u-rite Vodka?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 04, 2012 07:52 PM (n/ubI)

122 So...when you retire, will it be Texas?

I was actually thinking Wyoming. Seriously.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 04, 2012 07:53 PM (pSgLi)

123 Can somebody please explain to me how the software that runs this blog seems to delete random line breaks for no discernible reason?

And has it gotten worse in the last few days?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2012 07:54 PM (GsoHv)

124 How racist would it be if Rush Limbaugh said the exact same thing?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at December 04, 2012 07:54 PM (SkyIE)

125 So Costas fancies himself a "quality thinker", eh? Well shit professor, maybe we should carve you a bust and put it on a pedestal - right after your next thrilling epistle on how far an oblong shaped ball was transported across a lawn.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at December 04, 2012 07:54 PM (OjQYm)

126 Costas, go get your shine box.

Posted by: Shine box lace wigs at December 04, 2012 07:54 PM (WVShg)

127 Yup. All that.

So.

...

Sunday Football Thread

Posted by: oblig. at December 04, 2012 07:55 PM (cePv8)

128 little AtC's stompy boots left quite an imprint

Posted by: thunderb at December 04, 2012 07:55 PM (Dnbau)

129 CBD @94

yeah, I learned this lesson the hard way. I was mugged when I was 20 by a skinny black guy who was only a few inches taller than me and not really muscular by any means. Not much bigger than me. I put up a hell of a fight but he was stronger than me despite appearances and wound up breaking the straps to my purse and took off. I always thought I had a fighting chance if I was matched in size by an attacker. I started carrying after that.

Posted by: L is saying where's the dang SMOD? at December 04, 2012 07:55 PM (0PiQ4)

130 Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 04, 2012 07:53 PM (pSgLi)

Nice.

My wife's head would explode. But I'm going to take her to Ketchum, Idaho (which may be the most beautiful area in the country) and see how she reacts.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2012 07:55 PM (GsoHv)

131 The problem, Costas, is that liberals are using their domination over
major institutions to treat conservatives and liberals differently --
liberals as a privileged class, conservatives as second-class (or worse)
citizens -- and we're sick to death of it.


Yeah, well first you will blow me.

Posted by: NY Times Editor, Sgt Schlutz at December 04, 2012 07:56 PM (wR+pz)

132 123 Can somebody please explain to me how the software that runs this blog seems to delete random line breaks for no discernible reason? And has it gotten worse in the last few days?

Yes. It is the jinns!!! I keel them!!

Posted by: Some Saudi Goat Fucker at December 04, 2012 07:56 PM (pSgLi)

133 A Colt Model 1911-A1 is the only weapon real men use.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2012 07:46 PM (GsoHv)


Amen brother! If it was good enough for Black Jack Pershing, it is good enough for me!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 04, 2012 07:56 PM (Cnqmv)

134 What possible reason could there be to allow Costas to comment on anything other than football, during a football game?

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at December 04, 2012 07:57 PM (zpqa2)

135 Really Bob? Remember when Rush got fired just for saying McNabb was overrated?

Posted by: xuyee at December 04, 2012 07:57 PM (ky4+/)

136 Posted by: L is saying where's the dang SMOD? at December 04, 2012 07:55 PM (0PiQ4)

You are a free woman....and you are lucky to be able to defend that freedom.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2012 07:57 PM (GsoHv)

137
I read Drew M's response and he is right. Just cause we don't listen to the MFM doesn't mean everybody else doesnt listen to them. We have to take it back, stop pretending it is beneath us.

Stompy boots on the ground

Posted by: thunderb at December 04, 2012 07:57 PM (Dnbau)

138 I thought it was RDBrewer's comment in the sidebar.

"Douchefreude"

Posted by: Shine box lace wigs at December 04, 2012 07:57 PM (WVShg)

139 My wife's head would explode. But I'm going to take her to Ketchum, Idaho (which may be the most beautiful area in the country) and see how she reacts.

Check out St. George, Utah. I've heard nothing but good about it. Beautiful and not "too Mormon"

NTTAWWT

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 04, 2012 07:58 PM (pSgLi)

140 54
Bob Costas is an unrepentant pedophile. He has been dodging the sex
offender registry ever since he molested, murdered, and ate several
six-year-old boys in the 80s and 90s.


That may all be true, but he's still my friend.

Posted by: Harry Reid, pederast at December 04, 2012 07:59 PM (wR+pz)

141 133 A Colt Model 1911-A1 is the only weapon real men use.

So I should turn in my Man Card because I have a Sig Sauer 1911?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 04, 2012 08:00 PM (pSgLi)

142
Really Bob? Remember when Rush got fired just for saying McNabb was overrated?

The big problems were (a) Rush was right and (b) McNabb was such a whiny wuss that he took an unusual amount of personal offense to it.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 04, 2012 08:01 PM (xSegX)

143 The jerk store called,they're running out of Costas jokes

Posted by: art garfunkels ugly kid at December 04, 2012 08:01 PM (E16uG)

144 when you disagree with a liberal its because their argument is too complex and nuanced for your tiny little brain to comprehend. And they are so sorry about that.

Posted by: thunderb at December 04, 2012 08:01 PM (Dnbau)

145 Everyone was fine with what Rush said on ESPN. Some on the panel agreed with Rush. Then Tommy Jackson got his panties in a wad. SHTF commenced.

Posted by: Ronster at December 04, 2012 08:02 PM (nQMHQ)

146
My wife's head would explode. But I'm going to take her to Ketchum, Idaho (which may be the most beautiful area in the country) and see how she reacts.
=====
It's depressing.

Posted by: zombie-Earnest Hemingway at December 04, 2012 08:02 PM (85EaA)

147

A Colt Model 1911-A1 is the only weapon real men use.





Why have only 8 shots when you can have so many more?

Yeah, yeah, I can almost hear the queer-ass response: "if you need more than 8 shots, you need to work on your aim" Sure, deadeye.

Often, there's more than 8 bad guys.

A REAL man plans for contingencies.

Posted by: imp at December 04, 2012 08:08 PM (UaxA0)

148 By the way, we're fooling around with an idea over in the comment section of Scoop's.

here---> http://tinyurl.com/a73uslq

I'd appreciate any 'roons comments on it, because on the one hand, it sounds like it came from Otter, in Animal House:

"We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional
weapons, but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I
think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely
requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part!"

On the other hand, hey, nothing else seems to work.

Posted by: K~Bob at December 04, 2012 08:08 PM (WVShg)

149
Really Bob? Remember when Rush got fired just for saying McNabb was overrated?

___ ____ ____ ____


No, he got fired for saying the media was overrating McNabb because they wanted a black quarterback to succeed.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 04, 2012 08:11 PM (1Y+hH)

150 3 Costas posts in one day?

Posted by: JohnJ at December 04, 2012 08:16 PM (Tt6ky)

151 Your mistake, Costas, is that you are a dweeb and a tool. You let it show on Sunday, and you let it show now on Tuesday. You can't do much about it, because it is true.

Posted by: Cowboy at December 04, 2012 08:49 PM (WcgMM)

152 The only thing I would ask Cost is
" Maybe you should ask Nichole Brown Simpson what sort of weapon her attacker used...."

Posted by: DDaland at December 04, 2012 08:51 PM (i0fcz)

153 MFM delenda est.

It's not about "taking it back," though honestly there could be worse outcomes. It's about not being shoved out into the cold anymore, and treated like we don't deserve a hearing because our opinions differ.

The difference between us and them is that when we're in charge, we let them have a voice too. We were too slow to learn that doesn't go both ways.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 04, 2012 09:04 PM (bxiXv)

154 Costas should be fired for precisely the reason Ace brings up. I'm not offended, so much, as tired.

This is the third strike for the NFL--they allowed the hiring of Olbermann well after he was blatantly partisan, they blocked Limbaugh, and now this. Screw them.

Posted by: J. at December 04, 2012 09:15 PM (e2bOZ)

155 Hey, you don't suppose NBC has armed security? Or the NFL and other sporting events that Costass attends do you?
Ok for him but not a female 1/3rd the weight of Belcher. Fucking liberal midget hypocrite.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 04, 2012 09:16 PM (bXdYS)

156 Really Bob? Remember when Rush got fired just for saying McNabb was overrated?

___ ____ ____ ____


No, he got fired for saying the media was overrating McNabb because they wanted a black quarterback to succeed.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 04, 2012 08:11 PM (1Y+hH)


Yes. The media was "very desirous" that a black quarterback succeed.

The truth in his statement was blinding.

....and the klaxxons went off.

I really think that is what set in motion my increasing dislike for football. Thanks, assholes....

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 04, 2012 09:18 PM (u+QMn)

157 Often, there's more than 8 bad guys.

A REAL man plans for contingencies.

Posted by: imp at December 04, 2012 08:08 PM (UaxA0)



...and the Lord said: Let there be spare magazines, for ammunition be plentiful, between the oceans.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 04, 2012 09:21 PM (u+QMn)

158 I am Olaf...Bob Costas is a good guy dont you know.

Posted by: Olaf from St. Olaf's at December 04, 2012 09:26 PM (cdYeu)

159 Bob Costas doesn't know the first thing about guns: handguns, semi-automatic guns, nail guns, or potato guns. He is a certified idiot for opening his hole the first time about which he knows nothing about and every time he tries to explain his ignorance, he just heaps on more stoopid. Gawd, I hope he keeps it coming.

Posted by: dogfish at December 04, 2012 10:10 PM (N2yhW)

160 He never saw it coming.
http://tinyurl.com/b6mv7gx

Posted by: harleycowboy at December 04, 2012 10:17 PM (wSTfB)

161
133 A Colt Model 1911-A1 is the only weapon real men use.

So I should turn in my Man Card because I have a Sig Sauer 1911?

What about my Super Blackhawk?
Yeah, thought so...pass on the under powered semi for a real gun.

Posted by: Gmac at December 04, 2012 10:31 PM (IanLz)

162
Good thing that racist Rush Limbaugh doesn't own a fraction of an NFL team, right Costas?

Posted by: Z Ryan at December 04, 2012 10:32 PM (tsC/8)

163 64 I would cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground
Posted by: Eomer at December 04, 2012 07:30 PM (TIIx5)


How freakin' great is J.R.R.T.?

Posted by: Offal at December 05, 2012 12:08 AM (KZi9D)

164 By this time I don't care about Costas any more. What still has me in a white hot fury is Whitlock's blood libel that the NRA is the KKK. Fuck him.

With a chainsaw.

He is now my mortal enemy, as are all of his ilk. They better stay insulated in their coastal elite bubbles because if one of them is stupid enough to throw that in my face I'm going high order on him. That's the sort of bullshit we need to be slamming these dickweeds for.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at December 05, 2012 01:16 AM (HoGA+)

165 Using minimal research, it seems to be that NFL players have a 4027% higher chance of shooting or getting shot than the average non-NFL player in this country. Who exactly has the screwed-up culture and who's culture does Costas promote weekly?

Posted by: Max Entropy at December 05, 2012 02:03 AM (NwTXA)

166 "The problem, Costas, is that liberals are using their domination over
major institutions to treat conservatives and liberals differently --
liberals as a privileged class, conservatives as second-class (or worse)
citizens -- and we're sick to death of it."
-
Being sick of it is one thing. Having a correct strategy and correct tactics to defeat it is another.

One aspect of the right solution is to turn off the supply of state-supported money for institutions that are blatantly liberal, anti-White and so on. Advocate repealing the Hollywood tax cuts, unreasonable intellectual property laws, and everything else Instapundit suggests. Stop letting the mass media have the monetary benefits of a neutral institution deemed indispensable to society in general, while also having the political benefits of a partisan institution.

Posted by: The Lightworker at December 05, 2012 05:29 AM (+O0dt)

167 "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good
of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live
under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may
at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good
will torment us without end for they do so with the approval
of their own conscience." - CS Lewis

Posted by: Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157 at December 05, 2012 07:10 AM (BHM5V)

168 Didn't anyone catch the phrase, "maybe I over-estimated my audience?"
He shoud be fired for that alone. "Its the mouthbreathers who I am forced to make a living announcing for who are the real culprits here. If they weren't stupid they would agree with me."

Posted by: sgmstv at December 05, 2012 07:10 AM (T0dFH)

169
"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - CS Lewis
-
That tyranny can be made even worse if the tyrannized choose as their strategy the self-protective denunciation of anyone more heterodox than them.

This is the main strategy of the Republican Party and of other useless "conservative" parties that don't conserve anything. They surrender on liberal code words, definitions, principles and grievance histories, and then say, "we are not the real racists / sexists / homophobes / Islamophobes / h8ers (etc.), they are!" That makes the busybody moral tyranny of the left even worse.

Ace: "The problem, Costas, is that liberals are using their domination over
major institutions to treat conservatives and liberals differently --
liberals as a privileged class, conservatives as second-class (or worse) citizens -- and we're sick to death of it."

It's not enough to be sick of it. I'm sure people that turn around and deal with their harassment by trying to become the harassers of others are sick of it too. But they're using bad strategy and tactics, and that makes all the difference.

Posted by: The Lightworker at December 05, 2012 07:40 AM (+O0dt)

170
Remember when ESPN refused to fire Limbaugh for making commentary relevant to football?

Yeah, me neither.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at December 05, 2012 09:12 AM (1hM1d)






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