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An open letter to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock

Home - by - December 4, 2012 - 07:30 America/New_York - 21 Comments


Gentlemen: I see that you have chosen to use the horrific crime of the murder of Kasandra Perkins to express your belief that guns are the problem, not the men who wield them. I am utterly certain that you believe that you have the moral high ground on this matter. I am equally certain that such a belief is appallingly wrong, not to mention terribly misogynistic. Why do I say this? Because had your desires on gun control been in place, I would not be alive to be writing this now.

I have an Ex. I have an Ex who, in the process of becoming my Ex, made credible threats to kill me. Why did I believe these threats were credible? Because among the primary reasons why I left him were that he had anger control issues, that he was a problem drinker well on his way to full blown alcoholism and that the things he was throwing at me were getting ever closer to my head. I decided to leave before finally snapped and actually hit me. He was displeased by this and made such displeasure known.

Do you know what kept me safe? Not some piece of paper. Not a judge tut tutting at him and shaking his/her finger and telling him to leave me alone. Not the police, who, after all, would only be able to respond once he had caused me harm. No, what kept me safe was my Glock. What kept me safe was my Glock and the fact that he knew I had both the ability and the will to empty a clip into his chest if he made good on his statements that if I did not come back, I would not see the next week. He never tried to do any of the things he screamed he would because he knew that not only would I defend myself but that I could. My Ex was nearly a foot taller than me and, at the time, had about 150 pounds on me. If he had been able to get close enough to me to harm me, there were very few options I had to protect myself. But with my Glock, well, I would be able to stop him before he got that close. I am alive today because he knew that if he tried to make that otherwise, there was a better than even chance he would be the one lying there in a pool of blood instead of me.

You want to take that from me. You want me to be unable to defend myself. You want to leave me vulnerable to those out there who look at a five foot tall fat girl and think “victim”. You want me to be unable to protect myself when there is no one else around to do so. You want to make me dependent on others to provide for my basic safety and security.



  1. John

    December 4th, 2012

    Costas is right! Why, poor Nicole Simpson didn’t need to die and his friend OJ would still be offering up commentary to this day if only there weren’t so many guns around. Oh, wait; I mean, knives. Never mind.

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  2. Bob M.

    December 4th, 2012

    The only thing Fat Albert Whitlock has to worry about, is his buddy – MOOCHelle – outlawing All-you-can-eat buffets. :oops:

    And since Hank Williams Jr. was canned from singing the MNF theme, for expressing his political beliefs OFF-air, Costas should’ve been packing up HIS office at 8am sharp YESTERDAY.

    But what else woud you expect, from NGBC (the National Gun Banning Channel)? Say – don’t you morons have a Chevy Pickup to attend to, that needs rockets attached to the gas tank yet? :roll:

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  3. venturaguy

    December 4th, 2012

    I agree 100% – And if Kasandra Perkins had had a gun, maybe she would be alive today

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  4. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 4th, 2012

    God bless you Alexandria. Now, if only this letter would get delivered to and actually read by Costas.

    Then let him read it to the audience and respond to it in the half time of next Sunday night’s football game.

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  5. Xavier

    December 4th, 2012

    I heard the halftime marching band at Costas’ next gig is going to display a Glock 21 formation complete with human bullets and a bad guy takedown.

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  6. pink Floyd

    December 4th, 2012

    The only thing that Costas and Whitlock can prove by their commentaries is that they are COMPLETELY IGNORANT of human history and human nature prior to the advent of firearms. Did neither one of them ever attend Sunday school. If I remember correctly, Cain bashed his brother Abel in the head with a rock, killing him.

    OUTLAW ALL ROCKS!!!…and sticks…and billiard balls…and fists…and etc., etc. ad nauseum.

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  7. norman einstein

    December 4th, 2012

    Costas is a legend in his own tiny mind… a card-carrying asshole!

    As for the other fat tub of goo, he’s previously distinguished himself with his big brain.
    From Wiki:
    “On February 10, 2012, in the middle of the Knicks’ 92–85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, with Jeremy Lin scoring a career-high 38 points, Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock posted on Twitter, “Some lucky lady in NYC is gonna feel a couple inches of pain tonight.”

    Mysogyny much, Jay?
    Hey, Bob, your roots are showing!

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  8. eternal ¼ cracker p

    December 4th, 2012

    Leftards will never understand balance of power and trade-offs. Why is the gun such a bad thing when we have ICBMs, rocket propelled grenades, drones, chemical warfare, napalm.. and the list goes on.. ? We, America, have these things for a reason. It’s called balance of power and the ability to negotiate a situation. Is it the RIGHT thing to kill people? No, it never is. But we, collectively as a nation, have realized as soon as we lay these weapons down we’re pretty much done. ka-put. The same logic applies within our own borders and individual rights to own a weapon that provides power to negotiate. As soon as we, as individuals, lay down these rights to weapons we’re pretty much done. ka-put.

    That’s what the leftards want, afterall, I suppose. Humans are evil and the only way the earth will heal and be natural is if we’re all frickin dead. Will the last one alive please recycle all the shells?

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  9. Ten Megaton

    December 4th, 2012

    All I have to say to Costas is “come get em”.

    I got me a Phome!

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  10. CrustyB

    December 4th, 2012

    With the tragedy of Obama’s re-election the freedom-hating left is really coming out of the woodwork these days.

    If Costas wants my guns he’s welcome to try and get them.

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  11. Bad Brad

    December 4th, 2012

    This is on FOX sports this morning. I’ve never heard of this women, but she nails it.


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  12. redgrandma

    December 4th, 2012

    Belcher was a thug — as are a whole lot of professional athletes out there. They are paid for being big and violent so it’s no wonder that carries over into the rest of their lives. He had a history of domestic abuse. He was a new father who was cheating on the mother of his child in an alcohol (and probably drug) fueled night. What happened is no surprise to anyone who puts all the pieces together. When the girlfriend got in his face about his 6 a.m. arrival, stinking of booze and another woman, he could have (and probably would have) killed her with his own hands.

    Costas and Whitlock are hero worshipping misogynist wimps who think the “magic” will rub off by their fawning over the thugs.

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  13. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 4th, 2012

    Bob who? Jason who?

    That’s what you get for watching the NFL with the sound turned up.

    Lookit: KNOW the game, watch the video part, play LedZep, Wagner, Toby Keith or whatever suits you for sound. Much more satisfying. I learned to do this when Howard Cosell was doing Monday Night Football; now it seems even more necessary to the enjoyment of the game.

    Want to simulate the stadium experience? Play a FittyCent CD while your wife dumps a beer on your head. That comes pretty close to the Cincinnati Bengals home-game environment.

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  14. bobby"the brain"costas

    December 4th, 2012

    bob costas may just be my new favorite little incendiary device – thanks to Bob M. for reminding us about bryan ross (formerly of nothing but clinton channel-who, just to save time and ‘tape, placed explosive devices in the chevy pickup…just to get the point across)

    guess ol’ bobby’s gone letterman or sumpin – made SOOOOO many millions of dollars and been on TV so freekin long that he “jus don’t care no mo”.

    next up – find a dumbass intern and totally farkup his personal life by farkingup the intern – oh, wait, did you just read what i read – on the internet, it MUST be true

    (( gotta find me a new pair of jammies ))

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  15. pink Floyd

    December 4th, 2012

    @norman einstein, Whitlock wrote a regular column for the Kansas City Star in the ’90′s and early 2000′s. He has distinguished himself as a head-in-ass master so many times that I lost count. He became a standing joke with everyone in the area. Then he was fired and worked for a local radio station until they fired him. He started his blog and the stupid accelerated to light speed. Every pejorative you can think of can be applied to Whitlock and it would accurate.

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  16. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 4th, 2012

    @Boobie — In the VHS days, I would tape the games and listen to the home team radio announcers on AM radio. If it was a playoff game, I would redirect the sound through the auxilliary input on the VHS deck and get network video but home team radio audio. I still have those tapes. Sometimes the audio isn’t the greatest because you were at the mercy of a questionable AM radio.

    Now with DVRs, they are so far behind the actual radio broadcast (recording delay) it’s impossible to match them. The only way is to hope your team’s radio is on a station that does internet broadcasts so it is buffered. (Some teams don’t because it is handled through an NFL app that costs bux.) With buffering, you can pause either the radio or the DVR to get it all in sync.

    If the radio station does not do internet broadcasting you can spend hundreds of dollars on a unit that is an AM radio and has a built in buffer that allows you to sync up the two.

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  17. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 4th, 2012

    @Bad Brad — Some of the comments on the Fox site are libtards trying to explain away that the 2nd amendment means only the military. Not one of those baffoons has bothered to read, or probably even heard of, the Heller and McDonald decisions by SCOTUS. But we and every conservative politician is required to recite Roe v Wade verbatim whenever they demand.

    As for the topic of this post:

    You will notice that the author says her EX was an emotional and physical threat to her. What is the one thing that libtards are always on about? Yeah, “leveling the playing field.” What does a gun do for someone that is at a severe disadvantage in a position similar to the author? Yes, it levels the playing field.

    Not to libtards because to them, leveling the playing field means passing a few thousand laws that solve nothing.

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  18. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 4th, 2012

    Costas/Whitlas say that a gun caused the death of the woman. I maintain that black, fatherless, drunk, unmarried men, who schtoop another girl friend the night before are the cause of the woman’s death.


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  19. Death_By_Farts

    December 4th, 2012

    Wait, a rich, black athlete cheating on his girl??

    NO WAY….

    On a brighter note, the fucker is dead, and probably not in a very nice place right now, wishing he hadn’t pulled the trigger.

    Can you imagine his screams?

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  20. jus sayin yo

    December 4th, 2012

    she nails it.

    great link Bad Brad

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  21. Death_By_Farts

    December 4th, 2012

    I retract my previous comment…It is not my place to judge.

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