Shane Murphy, second-in-command aboard the ship seized by Somali pirates this month, is happy to be home. But he’s not happy to be sharing turf with land-lubber Rush Limbaugh, who politicized the pirate affair by referring to the pirates as “black teenagers.”

“It feels great to be home,” said Murphy in an interview with WCBV in Boston. “It feels like everyone around here has my back, with the exception of Rush Limbaugh, who is trying to make this into a race issue…that’s disgusting.”



  1. #1 clevedan
    April 25, 2009

    I’m surprised that Rush didn’t call them “African Americans”

  2. #2 Art
    April 25, 2009

    I think the reference Limbaugh would make would be to call them: Afro-Somalians.


  3. #3 Alec
    April 25, 2009

    Rush was not being racist- just descriptive.
    Were they not black teenagers?

    If you are a regular Limbaugh listener- you would “get” his senses of humor and irony.
    If a “white” President would have ordered those pirates to be shot, he would have been called a RACIST and we would have been subjected to hours and hours of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and all the other Black racists who love the camera.
    (in my best Mark Levin imitation).
    Limbaugh shows how ludicrous this upside down, politically correct, BS world is- and if Murphy doesn’t listen to Rush- he needs to. So at least when he is tempted to make a comment-it will have validity.

    Invest about 6 weeks listening to Rush- and go to the EIB Institute For Advanced Conservative Studies-
    and while you are at it- tune in to Mark Levin and learn how this country is being destroyed by these Unconstitutional lefty useless idiots.

    Thank me for my post! Uh-what are you wearing?
    (more Levin)

  4. #4 dean
    April 25, 2009

    “If a “white” President would have ordered those pirates to be shot, he would have been called a RACIST ”

    You are a moron.

    I realize Rush was trying to be his usual “funny” self (he’s an entertainer, not a news person, he has neither the intelligence nor the integrity to research issues and devote any thought to them), but arguing that his comments were anything other than childish, and then try to suppose the comments of someone with whom you disagree, is senseless.

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    April 25, 2009

    Rush Limbaugh is not a comedian.
    Rush Limbaugh is not an entertainer.
    Rush Limbaugh is not a journalist or reporter.
    Rish Limbaugh IS a big fat idiot.

  6. #6 bruce
    April 25, 2009

    Correction: It’s WCVB-TV in Boston, not WCBV

  7. #7 Blue Fielder
    April 26, 2009

    Shorter Alec: “Racism is funny and correct when it’s white people doing it!” Please to be choking down a bag of man-organs, you gibbering blob of sputum.

  8. #8 the real Al Sharkson
    April 27, 2009

    Alec: “black teenagers”? Haven’t you heard? ‘Race doesn’t exist’…

    Dean: no matter how you slice it, Alec IS right “If a “white” President would have ordered those pirates to be shot, he would have been called a RACIST”. You can’t fairly dis Alec as a moron because he restates a black racist paradigm that worked so well for so long back in the days when ‘we’ railed against institutionalized ‘racism’, rather than its overlooked progenitor of ‘classism’.

    However, that convenient strain of race baiting by the likes of the Jackson/Sharpton klan, thankfully, is on the way out.

  9. #9 catgirl
    April 28, 2009

    Anyone who thinks Rush Limbaugh is not racist is completely delusional. Get help now.