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Who’s Donald Sterling?

I never heard of Donald Sterling until today. Who is he? Apparently he’s some 80-year-old man with a mistress who’s in her thirties but pretends to be in her twenties. Young enough to be his granddaughter. (See the mistress’s Instagram. She appears to be mulatto Hispanic.)

But apparently that’s not the part that anyone cares about.

Sterling’s wife claims that the mistress embezzled $1.8 million from them, but nobody cares about that either.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 27, 2014 at 2:05 PM

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  1. He is primarily known as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

    The Los Angeles Clippers play in the NBA.

    The NBA is an association of professional basketball teams.

    Anything else?

    ScarletNumber

    April 27, 2014 at 2:09 PM

  2. OT

    The antisemite shooter who killed only Christians at the Jewish Center has a taste for black men:

    KKK Shooting Suspect Was Once Busted ‘Mid-Act’ with Black Male Prostitute

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/kansas-kkk-shooting-suspect-was-once-busted-%E2%80%98in-mid-act%E2%80%99-with-black-male-prostitute/

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    • Things gets crazier by the day. Ha!

      JS

      April 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

  3. Sterling’s wife claims that the mistress embezzled $1.8 million from them, but nobody cares about that either.

    Perhaps she blackmailed him to give her millions or else she’d release audio recordings of his racism?

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 27, 2014 at 2:20 PM

  4. But apparently that’s not the part that anyone cares about.

    In the TMZ recordings Sterling was ok with her meeting black men and even sleeping with them (so he could watch?). What he objected to was her appearing in public with blacks because Hispanic men might be offended.

    This isn’t the most racist thing he’s said. A lawsuit accused him of saying Mexicans loaf around apartments and blacks attract pests.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 27, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    • What he objected to was her appearing in public with blacks because Hispanic men might be offended.

      Was he specific about this or is that just your speculation?

      Rifleman

      April 27, 2014 at 7:09 PM

  5. Between the Jewish Center shooting and Donald Sperling it’s been a great few weeks for racism in the news.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 27, 2014 at 2:36 PM

  6. Sterling is kind of a blast from the past. Rich Jews today don’t seem as likely to change their last names to something so ridiculously Waspy.

    He also demonstrates you don’t need a prestigious education to become a billionaire. He went to a second tier college (Cal State LA) and a non top 14 law school (Southwestern).

    Dave Pinsen

    April 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    • there are only 12 top law schools

      Vic

      April 27, 2014 at 4:38 PM

      • We might be reduced to Top 8 in this law job market.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 27, 2014 at 9:12 PM

      • There are 14 top law centers. What law center did you attend?

        Renault

        April 28, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    • Rich Jews today don’t seem as likely to change their last names to something so ridiculously Waspy.

      They’ve still adopted the lifestyle and cultural habits of WASPs,

      It’s a tribute to assimilated Jewry’s willingness to completely assimilate into elite norms that American Jews have kept leftist WASP values despite those same WASPs wanting to increase immigration levels in the face of a Jewish electorate which overwhelmingly wants less.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      April 27, 2014 at 5:57 PM

  7. can someone really be racist if they have sexual relations with the races they supposedly hate? How do we know if the racism isn’t dirty talk from the bedroom that somehow spilled out into public? people do all kinds of weird shit behind closed doors.

    lion of the lionosphere

    April 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

  8. I think she looks like a Thai ladyboy.

    dsgntd_plyr

    April 27, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    • I thought the same thing. Black women are kind of mannish.

      destructure

      April 28, 2014 at 12:10 AM

      • She looks almost identical to the pre-chop transvestite in Paris is Burning– the one who ended up dead in a hotel room. Apparently she had a habit of picking up customers without informing them of the true nature of things.

        slithy toves

        April 28, 2014 at 8:59 AM

  9. From Wikiedia: Donald Tokowitz (legally added Sterling as his last name as an adult) was born in 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. His parents, Susan and Mickey, were Jewish immigrants.

    E. Rekshun

    April 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM

  10. She’s decided to be a Guido, adopting the ridiculously synthetic name ‘Stiviano’. It sounds like something a porn director might make up.

    staff

    April 27, 2014 at 8:15 PM

  11. If V.Stiviano’s Instagram page is to be believed, he’s the boyfriend of the female re-incarnation of Sir Francis Bacon. She describes herself as someone who “[does] it all.” Apparently, she’s an “Artist, Lover, Writer, Chef, Poet, Stylist, Philanthropist.”

    Curle

    April 28, 2014 at 12:29 AM

  12. It’s generally against the law to record a conversation unless you’re participating in it. There were only two people in that conversation and he wasn’t recording it. So why was she recording it? The answer is obvious from all of her leading questions/statements. She repeatedly asks, “Why are you being so racist? Why are you being so hateful? blah blah blah. The thing is… he wasn’t. She was trying to make him look bad. This is a case where a man was set up and being raked over the coals not because of anything he did or said but because of leading statements implying he said something he didn’t. His sole concern was that she not show up at his games or broadcast pictures of herself with black men. It seems pretty reasonable considering she was running around. He was basically saying, “do what you want but keep it private and don’t publicly humiliate me.” She’s a really nasty piece of work. I once dated a woman like her… who also happened to be mixed. She had started up with another guy on the sly and didn’t want to look like a cheating tramp so she manufactured an excuse to make me the bad guy. It’s hard to say what stiviano’s motive was… extortion, revenge, face-saving? Who knows. But I feel for the guy. I wouldn’t say he’s dumb but he is 80. He’s not going to be as sharp as he once was. So she basically used sex to exploit an elderly man and then manipulated him to ruin his reputation. Of course, no one else will see it that way. Which shows me how messed up the world is.

    destructure

    April 28, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    • There’s a lawsuit currently against her for the $1.8m that was gifted to her (in the form of a townhouse, maybe some vehicles, etc.). The wife (who is still the wife), initiated the lawsuit.
      I’m viewing this recording as a form of lawfare. He wouldn’t/couldn’t get his wife to drop the lawsuit, so she’s running a PR campaign against him.
      Frankly, I hope they both lose.

      Half Canadian

      April 28, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    • yes. none of what i’ve heard sounds “racist”.

      jorge videla

      April 28, 2014 at 7:52 PM

  13. I believe he’s got ‘the right’ to say what he does; but i believe others, especially those on his payroll, have the same right in acting-out in protest. It’s humiliating and i’d feel the same if the racial pieties were reversed in this situation.
    And these such type threads sometimes forget that there’s a difference between legal and constitutional ‘rights’ and acceptable, not to mention just plain and sensible ‘practical,’ business and social standards and acceptable forms of etiquette.
    Why would someone who owns a team that’s majority black and that has a huge black fan base say something so destructive to those bases?
    I mean, how could black Clipper fans and players not make known their dissent? Sterling can maintain his precious right to speech —— but he’s still not exactly going to exemplify prudent sweet reason, either.

    nikcrit

    April 28, 2014 at 4:26 AM

    • Because hypocrisy is rampant on the left?

      Sterling was a major Democratic donor, and probably thought that was buying protection. But I guess he wasn’t buying enough of it.

      He’s made some previous racist statements that really sound more racist, but the taped conversation I’ve heard seems to bring up more questions than it answers. A racist with a black girlfriend who doesn’t care if she sleeps with black guys, just not post pics of them on her instagram? I’m thinking there is a whole lot missing from this story.

      But in the meantime, burn the witch.

      Mike Street Station

      April 28, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      • He’s also Jewish, but you don’t see any supposedly “ethnocentric” Jews coming to his defense.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 28, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      • I don’t think anyone has come to his defense. Or at least I’ve not heard it.

        Mike Street Station

        April 28, 2014 at 3:20 PM

      • There’s no payoff to come to his defense.
        If you’re a Democrat, you hate racists. Who cares if he gives you money?
        If you’re a Republican, well he’s a Democrat. He funds your political foes. Screw him.
        If you’re a libertarian, well, no laws are being invoked. This is just people engaging in public speech. No government involvement, so no violation of rights.
        If you’re a Conservative, you may not like the way he’s being treated, but is it worth the hassle in defending him? Particularly when he’d still oppose positions you have? No.

        So, he’s in the unenviable position of having no factions who’d rise to his defense.

        Half Canadian

        April 28, 2014 at 5:21 PM

      • “He’s also Jewish, but you don’t see any supposedly “ethnocentric” Jews coming to his defense.”

        Bill Maher, who’s half Jewish, came to his defense: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/maher-on-sterling-outrage-calm-down-being-an-asshole-is-still-legal/

        Bill was harder on the redneck rancher Bundy.

        Dave Pinsen

        April 28, 2014 at 7:57 PM

      • Good for Bill.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 29, 2014 at 7:24 AM

      • Bill Maher, who’s half Jewish, came to his defense:

        NBA Commisioner Adam Silver (a name so Jewish it’s practically anti-semitic) announced Sterling is banned for life and he intends to force him to sell the team.

        Apparently the half-Jews are more ethnocentric than the assimilated, WASPified, full Jews.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 29, 2014 at 8:27 PM

      • The media just found out Sterling’s a registered Republican. He’s finished.

        Meanwhile, NBA player Alan Johnson is calling for an all black basketball League.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 29, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    • “Why would someone who owns a team that’s majority black and that has a huge black fan base say something so destructive to those bases?” ——————– How hard is it to imagine the following exchange. “FRIEND: Hey Don, what’s with that girlfriend of yours and all the black jocks on her Instagram page? She got the hots for those guys or what? DON: I don’t know. FRIEND: Whadya mean you don’t know, pictures of black athletes are littering that page of hers. Maybe you aren’t giving her what she needs in the sack if you know what I mean, nudge, nudge, wink, wink. DON: Alright now, that’s enough. FRIEND: I mean Don, it isn’t like these guys are known for their reticence to screw any gal who’ll let em. Look at Magic Johnson. And even he’s on her page. DON: OK, you’ve said enough. FRIEND: You really picked one classy broad there buddy, maybe I should give her a call. DON: I said, that’s enough.”

      Curle

      April 28, 2014 at 9:18 PM

  14. DTS runs full- or half-page ads for his condos in the New York Times every week or two. He blazons his name across the top as if it’s a selling point. But at least he made his money, as opposed to inheriting it like the other Donald. Which Donald is classier? Tough call.

    Anthony

    April 28, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    • Trump probably made at least 10x what he inherited. Maybe 100x.

      Dave Pinsen

      April 28, 2014 at 7:58 PM

  15. What I’ve gotten out of this so far…

    Surprisingly, spectator sports that use black people for nothing more than infotainment live stock have gotten away with being neutral about identity/race politics for a long time. This seems to be changing at the media delivery point. Proles seem to not care what race a player is as long as he is entertaining. Because of this, this spat seems to be mostly media driven, not consumer driven. Because of this, nothing will change other than increased public shaming by one form of media (liberal media) directed at some other media (prole consumer media), which only SWPLs consume for fun.

    I’m surprised Sterling fell for this. A guy that rich has to be on the constant lookout for vultures. When your whore starts posting any kind of sexual signal on Instagram that has anything to do with men other than you, never talk to her again. Don’t try to sympathize with whores who clearly don’t care for anything other than your money. You had your fun, get a different whore.

    There has been several high profile race baits in the past 2 weeks, this being one of them. Note to rurals: The media hates you and uses you as tools all the time. When are you going to realize this? If a media figure asks you about race, don’t answer. Instead, talk about working hard at the American dream, owning your own business, and “anyone” can make it in the USA. That’s your boilerplate response to any and all racially tinged bait questions. No one cares that you look down upon the inner city poor, or you think it’s “their fault”. When are you going to realize this?

    The end of the real world is upon us

    April 28, 2014 at 2:53 PM

  16. Woman: And is that right?
    Man: It isn’t a question—we don’t evaluate what’s right and wrong, we live in a society. We live in a culture. We have to live within that culture.
    Woman: But shouldn’t we take a stand for what’s wrong? And be the change and the difference?
    Man: I don’t want to change the culture, because I can’t. It’s too big and too [unknown].

    sophistication or evil? it’s not like he doesn’t have fu money.

    the three “adaptations” to the obvious evils of one’s society:

    1. (the most common) change the way you think. rationalize it. justify it. assume your betters have determined things. assume there’s a consensus and you’re crazy.

    2. (what hegel called “the beautiful soul”) know that things suck and most people are conformist morons who quite literally cannot think and drop out.

    3. (the sterling way) grin and bear it long enough that your grin becomes a smile. exploit, cheat, conform, discriminate all so that you can in the end have fu money.

    Some have a conscience so insistent that 3 is impossible. They’d really rather die than be a douche.

    jorge videla

    April 28, 2014 at 7:58 PM

  17. But I feel for the guy. I wouldn’t say he’s dumb but he is 80. He’s not going to be as sharp as he once was. So she basically used sex to exploit an elderly man and then manipulated him to ruin his reputation. Of course, no one else will see it that way. Which shows me how messed up the world is.

    Let’s break this down a bit and see if there’s any common ground along the usual racial faultlines: I agree with above-quoted remark —— but my meta-critique is how could someone with his knowledge of the world and his position in it NOT be more savvy?

    Of course the ‘ho is playing him. Hard. And to answer the question re. her motive mentioned in the comment i excerpted above, I’m sure the answer is ‘all of the above,’ but with financial extortion first and foremost on that list.

    Still, imagine you’re a black player on the team and you concede all of what I just posited —— you still have the dilemma of looking like a total chump —- a postmodern Tom writ large ——- and you’re gut reflexively says: why didn’t that geriatric idiot read the writing on the wall and keep his mouth shut, because now the damage is done? Don’t make hte mistake of thinking the NAM underlings don’t understand the shameless self-interest involved by her and the larger half of the political divide involved; they do, but that STILL doesn’t explicate them from looking like chumps.

    Along those lines, i’d bet that, say, Blake Griffin or some of the other black Clipper players feel more reflexive wrath toward Viviano, or whatever her name is, moreso than Sterling, who they likely just presume is a foolish but well-intentioned rich old goat and nothing more.

    nikcrit

    April 28, 2014 at 8:24 PM

  18. I’m surprised no one has yet mentioned the man has won not one, but two “lifetime achievement” awards from the NAACP. The ceremony for his second one was supposed to be next month, in fact.

    Peter

    April 29, 2014 at 9:18 AM

  19. How hard is it to imagine the following exchange.

    Not hard to imagine the sentiment —— but hard to imagine someone in that position, which means ‘used to a certain mindset and mindfulness,’ saying something like that, particularly via a form of telecommunications.
    Such figures are cautious to the point of reflex when it comes to those things. Usually, that is.

    nikcrit

    April 29, 2014 at 4:29 PM


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