Happy Birthday, Donald Sterling

V. Stiviano with Donald Sterling
This blog is often a monument to the ironic and otherwise stupid things that I see going on in the world.

This past Saturday, Donald Sterling turned 80 years old. Donald is the owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. He's been married for more than 50 years and he has (had) a girlfriend on the side. He and his girlfriend are both not too bright. 

Well, he was bright enough to be able to develop a successful law practice, specializing in injury cases. He's also bright enough to acquire a major sports franchise and see it rise in value from $12.5 million to its current value of $563.5 million. His net worth is estimated at $1.9 billion. These money amounts are so huge that his wife remains married to him as he publicly dates a 20-something chick.

V. will be looking for a boyfriend.
Here the story really begins. Donald's girlfriend releases an audio recording to the press with racist remarks allegedly made by Sterling. Everybody hears about it - from the President of the United States on down. Donald is in a pickle. His girlfriend who calls herself V. Stiviano or Vanessa Maria Perez or Monica Gallegos or Maria Valdez, had a good thing going. Sterling set her up in a nice $1.8 million apartment, gave her $240,000 to live on and threw in a Ferrari, a Range Rover and two Bentleys. (She must be very good) She thanks him by going public with a damaging audio recording. The recording paints him as being racist. It's not a pretty picture.

Being racist is not illegal in itself. It becomes illegal when you do certain things based on race. This isn't a legal tutorial, but I think you get the idea. I should also point out that Donald Sterling was born Donald Tokowitz. He's Jewish. His girlfriend is of Mexican and Black descent. He made millions of dollars from Blacks and people of all races. He really shouldn't be racist.

Well here's what's going to happen. He's going to be forced to sell his team. His wife will leave him and take half of his money and he's going to have to find another girlfriend.

This proves my point that no amount of money in the world can purchase common sense.
The same is true of class.

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