And from David Pescovitz over at BoingBoing.net comes the tale of the first Purist Nation Basketball League (the PNBA?). This is impressive -- a baskebtall league for whites only. Click on the BB logo at right or the link after the excerpt to read it on the BB site. Just amazing. 

In June, the All-American Basketball Alliance will start its first season of play. What sets the AABA apart from other basketball leagues? Players must be white and born in the good ol' USA. Of course, AABA commissioner Don "Moose" Lewis says the league isn't racist. Of course not

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Is this guy for real?

This guy must be a little messed up in the head?  What next - A Basketball league for little people?

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Wow.

Um, wow. Please tell me this is a satire. O_O

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"Clever girl." ~Jurassic Park {GirlCo w/ dreads for Sigler}

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WTF?!

Let me at 'em emoticons

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That my league, playa!

Trust me, when there is a LWMBA (Little White Men Basketball Association), I will be dunk-a-funking all over your bitch asses. 

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WTF, really bizarre

but not surprising. 

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Well, after listening/reading the full article ........

......which can be found here, my opinion is that this is a classic case of good intentions, abominable implementation.

I've never met nor heard of Don "Moose" Lewis, but I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps he is just a short sighted idiot? Many people, myself included, suffer from myopia. They are not able to look at the world from other peoples point of view. I am fortunate enough to be self aware of this flaw within myself. I am constantly vigilant against making mistakes that might get me into trouble because of my inability to see other folks' point of view.

Would people be up in arms if Mr. Lewis had created a league that was inclusive rather than exclusive, vetting players with interviews based on their character? I doubt it. Maybe I'm too optimistic about humanity overall. It's possible that this guy is a racist prig and he's simply put a media spin on his intentions.

It's impossible for us to know what goes on inside someone else's head. I suppose that's why we must judge the man by his actions.  Glass house spotted. Stones at the ready? FIRE!

Regardless, the AABA is a horrendous idea. Yet maybe it will bring the Purists out of the woodwork so we can ship them off planet. That would be a good thing, right? Then the Sklorno could saturation bomb them into oblivion and the universe would be much shinier Laughing

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I think it's legit, but I wrote the newspaper to find out

I want to verify its authenticity before I blog about it myself.

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I take it that you are opposed to affirmative action?

What about circus basketball?

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when they start selling merch

I'm so buying a Cincinatti Crackers jersey.

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Now, See

That's the smart thing to do. Why couldn't I think of that? Lemme know when you get an answer. :)

"Urban legends go well with parmesan and horror. In fact their name is conveniently one and the same: Stevie." {UNdead GirlCo Knight for Sigler}

"Clever girl." ~Jurassic Park {GirlCo w/ dreads for Sigler}

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Hum. Interesting.

Thanks for the link and the perspective. Thoughtful, as always. :)

"Urban legends go well with parmesan and horror. In fact their name is conveniently one and the same: Stevie." {UNdead GirlCo Knight for Sigler}

"Clever girl." ~Jurassic Park {GirlCo w/ dreads for Sigler}

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WHITE PRIDE!!!!!!!

FINALLY!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"For future reference, I was sort of hoping for a suggestion that didn't sound like it came from that Bolshevik Muppet with all the dynamite.”

- Jim Butcher

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I have this mental image now

It's kinda in a Manga anime style, of the FDO shattering the backboard with a massive slammajamma on a 6ft high rim. Yeah, he's got the scowl on. :)

 

**UNdead / GirlCo: All we wanna do is eat your brains. We're not unreasonable, I mean, no one's going to eat your eyes.**

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Wow! Here's what I received back for those who are curious:

Outside of a couple of local columns that take a look at the lighter side local news, The Augusta Chronicle does not publish satirical news material, and as such, this article by staff writer Billy Byler is as legitimate as it can be. It is based on direct contact with the person trying to start the league and various local representatives. If he turns around tomorrow and says it’s a joke, then we’ll report it as such tomorrow, but we can only write based on the information presented by our sources. International attention to the story has resulted in it being viewed in excess of 200,000 times, not to mention more traffic to discussion in a column by our sports columnist Scott Michaux and a follow-up blog posted on the subject this afternoon.

 

Michaux column:           http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/19/mic_563755.shtml

Follow up blog:              http://blogs.augusta.com/node/4054

I also have the editor's contact information. If you need that, please contact me directly. sadock76@msn.com. It didn't seem appropriate to publish it here.

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I would bet its true

The August Chronicle was my 1st job out of college -- and they are totally right-wing. The main editorial writer when I was there was a member of the John Birch society. I hated Augusta -- yes, there are some nice people there, but they are still stuck in small, Southern town mentality.

 

Did you read the comments on that column? Yes, that's what living in Augusta is like.

 

James Brown used to live there and drive the white folks nutty every year-- he had a black Santa on his lawn. (WTG James!)

 

I'm glad that the columnist called the AABA what it is -- a bunch of racists. Are we sure that the columnist is on the staff at the AC? or was he a guest writer?

 

 

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Gotta ask: Did you read my comment about......

.....what I received back before you posted this? I thought the editor answered (y)our questions as well as could be expected.

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it might as well

be a church rec league, cause thats about how much interest it will generate.  Their games will barely outsell the WNBA(just a joke)

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I missed the part about the columnist

being on staff, I guess. I could tell you some stories about that place. Evidently the AABA founder isn't one of the "in crowd" with the newspaper's ownership or the column wouldn't have been so critical. That's why I wondered if that person was on staff. If you work there, you have to be very careful whose toes you step on. I personally had jerks from the sales department try to influence my articles as well as having the editors ignore certain events if the person in question was a "Friend" of the paper's. So much for my idealistic dreams of journalism...

 

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We'll see. Latest poll from Augusta: 60/40 *for* the AABA

 

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A Platypus talking about white Pride??

 Aren't you like the most confused being on the planet? I can see the headlines now "AABA they have great ball handling skills, but lack the excitement of the WNBA". 

 

 

Festina Lente (Make Haste Slowly)

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Jayguana

 

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I love his justification

But would like to examine the rules of fundamental basketball and see how they compare to the crazy street basketball rules advocated by alternative leagues before I decide which to follow.  

If I want to buy the full team kit in the AABA will it cost more as it will have to include the white hood?  Surely the little eyeholes will cause obstructed vision thus adding a new dimension to the game when you can't see who's sneaking up behind you?  Won't all those burning crosses cause significant fire risks on indoor courts not to mention damaging the wooden floors and obstructing the view for the fans with all that smoke? What happens when fixtures coincide with clan meetings and no fans turn up ...will this cause the matches to be blacked out on sports channels? Can they still use the term blacked out or will they need an alternative? These are the questions that need answering before support can be lent to this up and coming alternative to competitive sport

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The games will be whited out. That one's obvious.

Love the hood & smoke obstruction observations. Very astute of you Laughing

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Lol

I can't wait to see the jaw-breaking 13-7 wins!

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and complete lack of dunks

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hahaha

great ball handling skills. hey you get your hands of your pants...

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