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December 21, 2008 | Mimi Pond
Tight wad rant fest
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Gale Holland, Louis Sahagun and Howard Blume
As the Clippers faced off against the Golden State Warriors in an NBA playoff game Sunday, basketball fans and bystanders across Los Angeles grappled with the racist rant attributed to team owner Donald Sterling and shared their thoughts. At 1739 Public House in Los Feliz, bartender Curtis Swanson said Sterling had been known as a racist and slumlord for 35 years. He doubted anything substantial would come of the controversy because "he's got more money than the people yelling at him.” “I grew up in the Deep South and old money is always racist money,” Swanson, 38, said.
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SPORTS
December 18, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Southern Illinois basketball Coach Barry Hinson delivered a rant for the ages Tuesday night following a 73-65 loss to Murray State that dropped the Salukis to 2-8. Remember when Oklahoma State football Coach Mike Gundy had the meltdown to end all meltdowns in defense of one of his players? (Of course you do.) Well, this was kind of the opposite. Though Hinson reached Gundy's level of intensity at certain points during his five-plus minutes of public venting, he actually ripped into his players, taking no prisoners along the way. "It's unbelievable how our starting guards played," he said during the loudest, angriest portion of the tirade.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS - We went to write about Manny Pacquiao versus Timothy Bradley and SignGate broke out. It was Wednesday, this was boxing, and so the anger, hatred, rips, finger-pointing and innuendo were not unexpected. Nor, if you write a sports column for a living, unwelcome. For big fights here, they always have a large press conference on Wednesday. The norm is a large stage, fighters and teams strung along each side of a podium, and a half-dozen skimpily clad Tecate girls, featuring plastic-enhanced smiles, etc. The proceedings usually go one of two ways.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
You wonder how many more tirades Nebraska is going to tolerate. Cornhuskers Coach Bo Pelini added another sideline rant to his resume Friday during his team's 38-17 loss to Iowa. Pelini was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct in the third quarter after he protested a pass-interference call. Pelini took off his hat and nearly hit an official as he punched the air with his fist. Nebraska finished the regular season at 8-4 but has been under intense scrutiny by fans. "If they want to fire me go ahead," Pelini said after the game. "I believe in what I've done.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stirred up a lot of discussion with his rant after the NFC title game in which he trashed San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. But Conan O'Brien saw a way for Sherman to maximize his profit off the rant. On "Conan" on Monday night, O'Brien played the Sherman rant with an added twist: The rant became an endorsement of Crabtree & Evelyn, the company that makes body and home products using more than 160 "natural botanical ingredients.
NEWS
July 27, 2010 | Patrick Goldstein, The Big Picture
It's such a quintessentially American thing to do that I'm surprised that someone hasn't already engraved it on our $20 bills: If you shoot off your mouth and hurl stupid insults at innocent people, the best thing to do is to apologize as quickly as possible. It's why Oliver Stone isn't going to become Mel Gibson, even though Stone's crackpot remarks about the "Jewish domination of the media" and the Holocaust sounded just as bad as anything Gibson said in his infamous drunken rant about the Jews after he was picked up by Malibu police for drunken driving.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2008 | Lynne Heffley
Comedian Joan Rivers is taking her play, "Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress," across the Atlantic. After a stop at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Aug. 7-25, "Work in Progress" is scheduled to play Aug. 29-Sept. 18 and Dec. 2-Jan. 29, 2009, at London's Leicester Square Theatre. The new production, to be directed by Sean Foley, will include some changes to Rivers' slice-and-dice, riff-and-rant content seen earlier this year at the Geffen Playhouse. "That's why it's called a 'work in progress,' " said Judy Katz, Rivers' publicist.
NATIONAL
February 18, 2010 | By Richard A. Serrano
The suicide pilot who flew a small plane into an Austin, Texas, office building apparently left behind a multipage manifesto ranting about his troubles with the government and the Internal Revenue Service, complaining that "I have just had enough." The pilot, identified by authorities as Joseph Andrew Stack, a software engineer who lived in a north Austin neighborhood, raged about U.S. tax policies, the healthcare system and even his business failings and tax problems in Los Angeles in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
SPORTS
March 7, 1993
Wouldn't you know, it's just our luck An injured skater is now a lame Duck. It's too late to holler, rant and rave Just listen to Lord Stanley turn in his grave. BERT BARDEN Newport Beach
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
OKLAHOMA CITY - Pau Gasol heard about Kobe Bryant's front-office rant. He understood it. "I respect a guy that speaks his mind and I respect a guy that wants to win," Gasol told The Times on Friday. "And that's what Kobe's trying to do, to make sure everybody's doing the best they can for him to be in a position to be able to win. " A day earlier, Bryant challenged Lakers upper management to bury any differences, singling out team executives and siblings Jim Buss and Jeanie Buss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Wendy Davis, the long shot Democratic candidate for Texas governor, deserves all the scrutiny she is getting for blurring some facts in her compelling life story. When she got divorced, how long she lived as a single mother in a trailer, whether she was remarried and financially comfortable when she went off to Harvard Law School are not minor points in a narrative built on overcoming hardship. Politicians, whatever their party, must be held to the highest standard of truth, so it's entirely fair to rap her for overstating the adverse conditions of her life in order to make her climb to success sound more dramatic.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2014 | By Tina Susman
“Go die in a shallow grave you Muslim commie,”   read the Facebook comment, which was directed at President Obama and posted by someone calling himself Coon Trapper. But officials in the Village of Pleasantville, N.Y., say Coon Trapper was Officer Peter Burns , a veteran cop whose blurb was enough to get him suspended but not fired by the village's Board of Trustees. At its regular meeting Monday night, the Village Board said Burns could keep his job - which the Journal News of Westchester County says pays him more than $98,000 a year - despite using a racist slur on top of the "Muslim commie" comment to describe Obama.
SPORTS
January 26, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
NEW YORK -- Kobe Bryant has played only six games this season. He's well aware of it. He's eager to increase his workout regimen back in Los Angeles this week after the Lakers' seven-game trip comes to a close. "I'll finally do more things than just riding a bike," he said Sunday. "That's killing me. Absolutely killing me. " Bryant hasn't played since sustaining a fractured knee Dec. 17 in Memphis. He had only recently returned after missing 19 games while recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon.
SPORTS
January 24, 2014
Richard Sherman, songwriter: "It's a Small World, After All. " Richard Sherman, defensive back: "It's a Gall World, All About Me. " Dave Sanderson La Cañada :: As a lifelong fan of both sports and dignified humility, I resent being labeled as hypocritical [Bill Plaschke, Jan. 21] because I thought Richard Sherman's it's-all-about-me sideline spewing was pathetic. The majority of true fans want to see quality plays made by athletes with class and respect for the game and its traditions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is back in the news, as usual, for all the wrong reasons. On Monday someone shot a surreptitious video of Ford , appearing drunk of out his mind at a suburban Toronto diner, spewing obscenities in a pseudo-Jamaican accent. Everything about this embarrassing mayor is pseudo. Or just plain psycho. He should be in rehab. Instead, there he was, rocking on his feet, using Jamaican slang that many members of Toronto's sizable Jamaican community found deeply offensive . (The offending word is "bumbaclot.
OPINION
May 27, 2005
Re "Sheriff's New Tactic on Shooting: Contrition," May 22: Thank you for confirming what has long appeared obvious. The people you call "activists" aren't really interested in finding solutions to problems like the sheriff's deputies' horrific shooting gallery on a Compton street. When those responsible are contrite and working with the community to avoid a repeat, why do these "activists" feel the need to compete? At least they may finally be realizing that one of their favorite tactics actually undermines their credibility.
OPINION
December 19, 2003
Was there any point to Steve Lopez's Dec. 17 column, "Trouble Getting the Party Started"? In it, Lopez criticized Hollywood liberals for attempting to create a liberal electronic media outlet to counter the right-wing media network, he appropriately criticized many Democratic Party "leaders" for not standing for anything, he stated that front-runner Howard Dean might have been right in saying the capture of Saddam Hussein did not make America safer but...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stirred up a lot of discussion with his rant after the NFC title game in which he trashed San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. But Conan O'Brien saw a way for Sherman to maximize his profit off the rant. On "Conan" on Monday night, O'Brien played the Sherman rant with an added twist: The rant became an endorsement of Crabtree & Evelyn, the company that makes body and home products using more than 160 "natural botanical ingredients.
SPORTS
January 20, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
For more than three hours Sunday, millions of Americans joyfully cheered a football game whose players are paid to be angry and callous. But then, moments afterward, America was offended when one of those players spewed anger and callousness? The national vilifying of the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman for his taunting televised postgame remarks Sunday after the Seahawks' 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game cuts to the heart of sports hypocrisy.
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