Ted Cruz is the darling of conservatives. He talks tough and he does not mind stepping on toes, even the toes of members of his own party. Yesterday he spoke about three of the last GOP presidential contenders. He spoke sarcastically about President Dole, President McCain and President Romney. McCain said he could take the insults, but Bob Dole should be off limits. Ninety year old Dole fought valiantly in World War II and sustained injuries that have effected his entire life. It takes a special kind of person to hurl an insert at Dole, and that special person is Cruz who can talk about patriotism, but obviously he can’t recognize a real patriot when he sees one.
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Ebony Wilkerson sits in jail tonight. She is the pregnant mom who attempted to drown her 3 children in the waters of Daytona Beach, Florida. Fortunately some quick responding bystanders managed to save the children. Wilkerson has been charged with 3 counts of attempted murder. Is she a criminal or should she be treated for mental illness? Share your thoughts.
This morning I was watching Roland Martin’s show NewsOne Now. His guests included Rev. Jamal Bryant and conservative Armstrong Williams. The discussion centered around a march scheduled for next week in Florida. The issue is revisiting the Stand Your Ground law. Bryant quoted a statistic and Willaims challenged it and then the discussion went off the rails. Bryant challenged Williams to “be black for one day.” The remark was way below the belt. Not all blacks think alike. In america there is room for all of us and to challenge a person’s blackness simply because they don’t support your position is simply wrong. After the break williams apologized to the Rev. if he offended him but the Rev. did not do likewise and that was disappointing.
Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskin quarterback says he would wlecome a gay teammate: “Nobody’s Perfect”
Will Kirk Cousins be crucified for expressing his opinion? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
Joan Rivers and the gang were in top form Monday night as they critiqued the fashion worn on Oscar night. The knives and the daggers were on full display as they surgically sliced and diced the stars that walked the red carpet. Rivers made her usual lame jokes (aided by a teleprompter) and even poked fun at Philip Seymour Hoffman. She seems to take particular pleasure in mocking the dead. sure people have said she has gone too far in the past, but she and her minions took aim at pregnant Elsa Pataky. One could call it simple bad taste, but in this image obsessed world it seems heartless to take aim at a pregnant woman. Rivers would say its all in fun, but who defines mean as fun?
The NFL is considering fining players for using the N-word, and some players have taken this on as if it is a noble cause. Richard Sherman even suggested it was racist for white owners to prohibit black players from using the word, but the players have been using it for years why now? Why is it now a big deal? Could it be because Michael Sam the first openly gay player is possibily coming into the league and he might be called the gay slur? If a player does utter the vile slur that player will be hit with a hefty fine. So now the NFL needs to address the n-word. The timing is interesting.
Sarah Palin says our President is known for “Mom Jeans” …is our president viewed as weak on the world’s stage?
It would be easy to dismiss the verbal drivel spouted by Sarah Palin, but a broken clock is right at least twice a day. She basically calls the president weak in this clip. She is no fan of the president but how do you think the president is perceived on the world’s stage?
Before John Ridley won the Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, adapted screenplay he wrote this. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.