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Nappy headed hos, part II

Well, well, what say you now, oh wonderful and perfect duo of decency, Revs. Jesse and Al? Hast thou no shred of humanity, that thine actions have causeth tragedy to countless boys and girls with cancer? Where's your loud mouth asses with your money to continue the support you so readily removed from these children?

RIBERA, N.M. -- Don Imus' banishment from the public airwaves deprives him of a critical platform to raise money for the sprawling Imus Ranch, where children with cancer and other illnesses get a taste of the cowboy life.

Before he was fired last week for calling members of the Rutgers University women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos," Imus pointed to the northern New Mexico ranch to make his case that he is "a good person who said a bad thing."
With Imus out of a job, some wonder whether the pipeline to charity money will dry up.
Just as corporate sponsors backed away from his radio show, "I think you'll see a similar effect on the charity, where the corporate donors will find a less hot-button charity to support," said Trent Stamp, president of Charity Navigator, a New Jersey-based charity watchdog group.
Imus said he and his wife, Deirdre, are surrogate parents to the youngsters who spend a week at the property. Nearly half of them are from minority groups, and 10 percent are black.
The Imus show's annual two-day fundraising radiothon, benefiting the ranch and two charities that refer children to it, had raised more than $2.3 million as of Friday, according to Deirdre Imus, who hosted Friday's show.
The ranch's list of contributors is not public information, but it has relied heavily on corporate contributions. In the long term, Stamp predicted, the firing would cause "irreparable harm."
Children ages 10 to 17 who have cancer or serious blood disorders, or who have lost siblings to sudden infant death syndrome, spend seven days at the ranch at no cost to their families.
The ranch hosted 90 children from March 2005 through February 2006 and spent $2.5 million, almost $28,000 a child, according to its most recent federal tax filings.

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Perhaps he'll move to Harlem and start a girl's basketball camp. BTW, the article you posted is nothing more than a piece of meaningless drivel.

"With Imus out of a job, some wonder whether the pipeline to charity money will dry up."

The above sentence actually means that the author has no knowledge whatsoever in regard to the topic at hand, but does not feel compelled toward silence by that ignorance.

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It would stand to reason that since he no longer has his radio/TV show, then he'll no longer be able to have telethons/fundraisers for his ranch. I think it is a quite valid concern, when his charity so heavily depended on his employment. I wouldn't dismiss it as meaningless drivel. Sounds like the author is the only one who has thought of what might happen because of his absence on the air waves. Al and Jesse certainly didn't GAF. They used him to gain points for themselves at the expense of others who didn't deserve it. That is what usually happens in a witch hunt.

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Jeezus, ya gotta love the slow news cycle, eh? Don't yous guys have anything of substance to get yer hearts all aflutter about?
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I disagree -- it does not stand to reason. Imus is not a young man. He has generated a substantial income for quite a long time, and will undoubtedly do so again if he so chooses. If anything on this front stands to reason (and nothing actually does, since it's all pure speculation), it is that Imus is independently wealthy and can and will continue to live just as he has, and that includes his tax shelter ranch. The bottom line is that without some intimate knowledge of Imus, his personal wealth, and the financial doings of the tax shelter ranch, the author should probably STFU and leave the subject to someone who actually knows something about it. As it is, the article represents the same kind of witch hunt you've condemned, and with good reason.

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Jeezus, ya gotta love the slow news cycle, eh? Don't yous guys have anything of substance to get yer hearts all aflutter about?
I heard Lindsay Lohan want to play Diana....

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Is that some sorta lesbian thang? If so, I'm intrigued to hear more about this pressing issue of concern.
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I heard Lindsay Lohan want to play Diana....


I say no.

The part requires grace and dignity....... and talent.
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I say no.

The part requires grace and dignity....... and talent.
You're right -- I guess it's Paris Hilton then!

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You're right -- I guess it's Paris Hilton then!

I'd have picked Paris' latest protege, but it's just 'cause I got to talk to her while waiting in line at a 7-eleven bathroom.......


She didn't seem crazy at all.
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