Stephen A. Smith was suspended from ESPN for his remarks regarding domestic violence. Was this the right move by the network?
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Stephen A. Smith has an opinion on everything. Unfortunately his opinions on domestic violence are dead wrong. A few days ago Smith suggested that women have to stop provoking their men. What? No there is no justification for domestic violence. Men are not animals they possess the capacity to walk away from a volatile situation. When Smith takes the microphone and tells women to stop provoking he is saying that by provoking them you are providing a reason for the abuse, and that kind of thinking is very dangerous and reckless.
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.
As I have confessed before I watch my share of reality television, but I do draw the line. Last night I watched BAPS on Lifetime. I’ll start off saying this show was so contrived I actually thought it might be satire. I mean what grown women act or talk like this? When I think BAPS I think young and entitled not what I saw last night .The women featured were more cougar than princess. I read that Lifetime has ordered 6 episodes. Good luck with that…30 minutes was all I could take. Share your thoughts.
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.
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.
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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.