• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Don Imus Dead at 79

Status
Not open for further replies.

Passepartout

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2007
Messages
28,296
Reaction score
16,912
Points
1,299
Location
Twin Falls, Eye-Duh-Hoe
Don Imus, Shock Jock, cashed in his chips today. The guy who was too racist for even Howard Stern is no longer. May his family and fans miss him.
 

CPNY

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2019
Messages
7,489
Reaction score
4,373
Points
349
Resorts Owned
Harborside Resort at Atlantis
SVV - Key West/Bella
WKV
Regal Vista at Massanutten
Don Imus, Shock Jock, cashed in his chips today. The guy who was too racist for even Howard Stern is no longer. May his family and fans miss him.
Can’t wait to hear what stern has to say about this when he returns.
 

Talent312

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2007
Messages
17,163
Reaction score
6,939
Points
948
Resorts Owned
HGVC & GTS
Imus was known for comments considered racist, misogynistic and xenophobic. He cooked his own goose in 2007 when he referred to the Rutgers Women's Basketball team as "nappy-headed 'hos" and "jigaboos." CBS fired him shortly thereafter. One does not wish ill of the dead, but the world is not a poorer place.
.
 

WVBaker

TUG Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2015
Messages
2,487
Reaction score
2,087
Points
323

buzglyd

TUG Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2013
Messages
3,601
Reaction score
2,107
Points
449
Location
Carlsbad, CA
Resorts Owned
HGV Lagoon Tower
HGV Carlsbad Seapointe
Gaslamp Plaza Suites
SVV Bella
Imus was known for comments considered racist, misogynistic and xenophobic. He cooked his own goose in 2007 when he referred to the Rutgers Women's Basketball team as "nappy-headed 'hos" and "jigaboos." CBS fired him shortly thereafter. One does not wish ill of the dead, but the world is not a poorer place.
.

Your quote is only half correct. He never said jigabo. He used the Nappy comment and said “rough girls.”

He later admitted he went way over the line with those comments but the damage was done.
 

WVBaker

TUG Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2015
Messages
2,487
Reaction score
2,087
Points
323
For instance?

Just a few of the more notable ones.

He invited children with cancer to spend their summers at his Imus Ranch in New Mexico.
He was known for donating money to Iraq war vets.
He raised more than $40 million for groups including the CJ Foundation for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
He also hosted many radio-thons for the Tomorrow's Children Fund, now based at New Jersey's Hackensack University Medical Center, netting it over $30 million. There is now a Don Imus-WFAN Pediatric Center at the hospital.
 

Rolltydr

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2019
Messages
3,960
Reaction score
5,230
Points
399
Location
St. Augustine
Resorts Owned
CWA, Ocean Blvd, Fairfield Glade
For instance?
is there a need to be hateful? Just because you didn’t like him or his show, that doesn’t make him a bad person incapable of good deeds. As @WVBaker says, he raised a lot of money for different charities, including veterans. I watched his show for many years and I found him funny most of the time. Did he go beyond the boundaries sometimes? Yes, including the comment that got him fired. But, I also remember when he did the shows from his ranch with his wife, son and the kids with cancer. They were very touching and you could see how much he loved those kids and his family, and you could also tell what those weeks meant to the kids with cancer and their families. Imus made a mistake and he paid for it dearly. It shouldn’t be necessary to spit on his grave without acknowledging the good he also did.
 

MULTIZ321

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
30,819
Reaction score
8,847
Points
1,048
Location
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Resorts Owned
BLUEWATER BY SPINNAKER HHI
ROYAL HOLIDAY CLUB RHC (POINTS)
DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79.


.


Richard
 

Passepartout

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2007
Messages
28,296
Reaction score
16,912
Points
1,299
Location
Twin Falls, Eye-Duh-Hoe
Just a few of the more notable ones.

He invited children with cancer to spend their summers at his Imus Ranch in New Mexico.
He was known for donating money to Iraq war vets.
He raised more than $40 million for groups including the CJ Foundation for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
He also hosted many radio-thons for the Tomorrow's Children Fund, now based at New Jersey's Hackensack University Medical Center, netting it over $30 million. There is now a Don Imus-WFAN Pediatric Center at the hospital.

is there a need to be hateful? Just because you didn’t like him or his show, that doesn’t make him a bad person incapable of good deeds. As @WVBaker says, he raised a lot of money for different charities, including veterans. I watched his show for many years and I found him funny most of the time. Did he go beyond the boundaries sometimes? Yes, including the comment that got him fired. But, I also remember when he did the shows from his ranch with his wife, son and the kids with cancer. They were very touching and you could see how much he loved those kids and his family, and you could also tell what those weeks meant to the kids with cancer and their families. Imus made a mistake and he paid for it dearly. It shouldn’t be necessary to spit on his grave without acknowledging the good he also did.
Forgive me. I wasn't being 'hateful', but he showed much hatefulness to groups of people who meant him no ill will.
That he raised funds for charities is laudable, and opened his ranch to people who suffered speaks to his compassion. I was not aware of his good deeds- as well as the good deeds of many others. Thanks for pointing out some of his notable charities.

May his family, friends and fans find peace. R.I.P. Don Imus
 

Rolltydr

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2019
Messages
3,960
Reaction score
5,230
Points
399
Location
St. Augustine
Resorts Owned
CWA, Ocean Blvd, Fairfield Glade
You'd have to ask Mr. Imus.

No, I don’t. I know that his shtick was saying outrageous things and/or trying to offend people. That isn’t unique to Imus or other entertainers, such as, Don Rickles, Groucho Marx, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Bette Midler, Moms Mabley, or many, many, many others.

If you were only offended and never entertained, that’s fine. He wasn’t your cup of tea. I think his 50 year career in the business shows that a great number of people over several generations enjoyed him immensely.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 

WVBaker

TUG Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2015
Messages
2,487
Reaction score
2,087
Points
323
You'd have to ask Mr. Imus.

A little late for that I would say.

Pointing out hateful racist remarks made by non-political, public individuals could be interesting. A certain alleged "Reverend" comes to mind.
 

Rolltydr

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2019
Messages
3,960
Reaction score
5,230
Points
399
Location
St. Augustine
Resorts Owned
CWA, Ocean Blvd, Fairfield Glade
A little late for that I would say.

Pointing out hateful racist remarks made by non-political, public individuals could be interesting. A certain alleged "Reverend" comes to mind.

We don’t need to go there as I’m sure it would be against forum rules. However, there are many examples from all different religious persuasions.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 

Panina

TUG Review Crew: Elite
TUG Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2015
Messages
6,781
Reaction score
9,968
Points
499
Location
Florida
Resorts Owned
Hgvc Anderson, Blue Ride Village Resort
No opinion on Imus. Didn’t follow him. Hope through his good deeds and bad deeds that he grew as a person and rests in peace.

I try to see the good people do and give them the benefit of the doubt when their ignorance makes them say or do something hateful.

I myself have been exposed to hate and ignorance. I have found when most people got educated or exposed to those they thought they hated they would tell me they were wrong, I thought that as that is what I heard growing up.

I have found, when I have patience, am kind, that most that had predetermined opinions realize they were wrong.

Of course there are those that will never change but I personally believe we have to keep trying to eliminate prejudices and hate.
 

Rolltydr

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2019
Messages
3,960
Reaction score
5,230
Points
399
Location
St. Augustine
Resorts Owned
CWA, Ocean Blvd, Fairfield Glade
No opinion on Imus. Didn’t follow him. Hope through his good deeds and bad deeds that he grew as a person and rests in peace.

I try to see the good people do and give them the benefit of the doubt when their ignorance makes them say or do something hateful.

I myself have been exposed to hate and ignorance. I have found when most people got educated or exposed to those they thought they hated they would tell me they were wrong, I thought that as that is what I heard growing up.

I have found, when I have patience, am kind, that most that had predetermined opinions realize they were wrong.

Of course there are those that will never change but I personally believe we have to keep trying to eliminate prejudices and hate.

Well said, Panina. Very well said.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 

WVBaker

TUG Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2015
Messages
2,487
Reaction score
2,087
Points
323
No opinion on Imus. Didn’t follow him. Hope through his good deeds and bad deeds that he grew as a person and rests in peace.

I try to see the good people do and give them the benefit of the doubt when their ignorance makes them say or do something hateful.

I myself have been exposed to hate and ignorance. I have found when most people got educated or exposed to those they thought they hated they would tell me they were wrong, I thought that as that is what I heard growing up.

I have found, when I have patience, am kind, that most that had predetermined opinions realize they were wrong.

Of course there are those that will never change but I personally believe we have to keep trying to eliminate prejudices and hate.

We're all human beings and we all have our prejudices. We are attached to it on the belief of its being right and when we see it's not so, only then can the prejudice be gone.
 

Snazzylass

Guest
Joined
Dec 22, 2018
Messages
917
Reaction score
858
Points
103
Location
Phoenix, AZ
Resorts Owned
Sedona Pines
Is there irony in a post designed to point out someone's misdeeds? Isn't that in itself uncharitable and misdeed?

When are we going to get back to what our mothers taught us? If we can't say something nice, don't say anything at all?

I was sad to see that he died. I believe "Shock Jock" is the term. He made his living being outrageous. I'm a bit shocked that so many took the time to post his tawdry expressions, but I thank you! If that's what he said, it sounds rather tame and quaint. I read that he was popular because he said what a lot of people say. How people talk around the water cooler. Granted some crowds are tougher than others. It was also said that advertisers understood that his listeners were wealthier and better educated than Howard Stern's.

I wasn't a fan. I couldn't listen to him, but he actually seemed like a decent human being. He was sick for a long time. His wife loved him and didn't appreciate everything he said either. She tried to improve his health through nutrition. They had a young son. He was a photographer and published a book with his brother of Northern Arizona. Every bit as good as Barry Goldwater's photography of the same area. His dad and family had a very large ranch.

I was sad to learn he died. Reminds me how old we are all getting. *sigh*
 

Talent312

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2007
Messages
17,163
Reaction score
6,939
Points
948
Resorts Owned
HGVC & GTS
Is there irony in a post designed to point out someone's misdeeds? Isn't that in itself uncharitable and misdeed?
When are we going to get back to what our mothers taught us? If we can't say something nice, don't say anything at all?

I'd rather rather call folks on evil-doing than apply a head-in-the-sand approach.

BTW, what your mother taught you is a quote from "Bambi" (1942), a Disney movie.
It was said by Thumper (a rabbit), who as we all know, are the font of all wisdom.
The Mr. Ed principle as is less restrictive: "Only speak when you have something to say."
 

Snazzylass

Guest
Joined
Dec 22, 2018
Messages
917
Reaction score
858
Points
103
Location
Phoenix, AZ
Resorts Owned
Sedona Pines
Sir, his Role may have become his Identity due to his fame. Sure, he was an easy target. Comedy has always been irreverent going back to the time of court jesters.
Evil-doer? Are you with the FCC? How about the term, comes relief? Or, sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me? There's a reason why that was a common playground chant. Not defending his tawdry and inappropriate comments, exactly, but life is tough. Laughs are using at the expense of someone sorry to say.

OK, if Thumper shared some common words of wisdom. My kids were moved by the Land of the Dinosaurs. Let me give you another. We don't speak ill of the dead. He apologized to the Rutgers team and their families in person. He spent an extended period of time with them, listening to everything and anything they had to say. They accepted his apology and he promised that he would never say anything to make them regret their forgiveness. Multiple times he admitted that things he said were a mistake.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top