Tag Archives: MSNBC

Stephen A. Smith Apology

Is Ray Rice’s 2 game suspension a slap on the wrist?

Ray Rice knocked his then girlfriend out in the elevator of a New Jersey casino. He has tearfully apologized and his now wife has stood by her man, but did the NFL do enough? today they announced his two game suspension and his coach has said they want to move on, but should we move on. Why do we move so quickly when dealing with domestic violence? How many people grew up in homes that you frequently heard” what happens in this house stays in this house”, and often domestic violence was one of those things. The Rice incident put his business out for the world to see and pass judgment on, but is this punishment enough? Share your thoughts.

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/outkick-the-coverage/2014/07/24/ray-rice-suspended-two-games-for-knocking-out-his-fiancee

Do you understand autism?

Let me answer the question in the headline-no I don’t understand it. Television shows like Parenthood feature autistic characters, but as my friend pointed out most television autistic characters are high functioning, but what do you do when you have two adult non-verbal autistic sons? Do you lock them in a basement? A couple in Maryland did just that and there story is circulating and people are making their comments and their judgments, but who are we to judge? Yes we can agree that keeping two people padlocked in a room for hours could easily be defined as cruel and unusual, but we do need to hear their story. We need to know whether they had sought resources and were they denied? There is more to this story and we need to know all the facts before we think about casting the first stone.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/22/maryland-parents-accused-keeping-autistic-sons-locked-in-basement/

NY Police kill man in choke hold…does Al Sharpton hurt or help the issue?

By now you have seen this video and it is appalling, but now Al Sharpton is speaking for the victim’s family. Does the presence of Sharpton help or hurt the issue? Share your thoughts.

Joan Rivers can dish it out, but she can’t take it


Joan Rivers can be crude and mean. Her show Fashion Police is her pulpit. She says things about celebrities that make people gasp, but that is what Rivers does. She goes for the shock value, but she does not like sitting on the hot seat. She is a bully who cloaks her meaness in humor. Well, yesterday when she started to feel uncomfortable she left the interview showing she can dish it out, but she can’t take it.

California Officer beats woman…how could this be justified?

Share your thoughts.

Happy Fourth of July…celebrating the good in this country

happy bday america 2014

We all spend alot of time complaining about our country. We see it and we are never too busy to point out her flaws, but on this day let’s talk about 3 things that are good about our country:
1. Good food: we are a collection of diverse ethnic groups and each group has brought something wonderful to the collective plate.
2. Good government: even though we are caught up in dysfunction the mechanisms put in place by the Constitution still work.
3. Good people: this country has had and still has challenges in how our people are treated, but even in the worst of times there have been people who have put it all on the line for the greater good of this country.
Enjoy your holiday and celebrate the good!

What’s wrong with Serena Williams?


What happened to Serena Williams. NBC described her behavior as “bizarre” or was she just sick? Why won’t the media giver her the benefit of the doubt? doesn’t she deserve that?

http://espn.go.com/tennis/wimbledon14/story/_/id/11162419/2014-wimbledon-serena-williams-gets-medical-attention-pulls-doubles-match

One Dead, 4 wounded at BET Awards Pre-Party

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-bet-awards-party-shooting-20140629,0,1768481.story

When did Hillary Clinton become Mitt Romney?


Hillary Clinton has not declared her candidacy for president, but she is the talk of the political world. She said when she and President Clinton left the White House they were “flat broke”. No one in their right mind really thought they were broke. She exaggerated in her zeal to appear that she was just like us “regular folks”. She is not. She is rich like most people who run for president. The key is to be comfortable with your wealth and stop the charade. Mitt Romney got crucified not because of his wealth, but because of his disdain for the 47%. He was out of touch with regular folks, and so is Clinton, but the difference is Clinton was once a member of the regular folk club, and maybe just maybe she might learn how to relate to them again.

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