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I am interested in politics and current events. This blog provides me the forum to write about issues that we all face on a daily basis. We encourage feedback as we discuss issues in an intelligent, respectful way.

Bill O’Reilly Accused of Domestic Violence

Bill O’Reilly, the know it all Fox News pundit is being accused of domestic violence against his ex-wife. O’Reilly has been very critical of others who have been accused, but he is silent on this case. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://gawker.com/bill-o-reilly-accused-of-domestic-violence-in-custody-b-1705006992

Jay Z and Beyonce Post Bail for Baltimore Protesters, and they didn’t publicize it

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://news.yahoo.com/jay-z-quietly-posting-bail-protesters-writer-says-223858518.html

49 People shot in Chicago over the weekend…can we talk?

Where are the cameras? Where is the outrage? How long will this be considered normal? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-violence-20150517-story.html

Duke professor post racial comments online and is put on leave…is this fair?

Wle often hear people say after every racial incident that we need to have a national conversation on race, but what does that really men? When you have a honest conversation on anything often people get their feelings hurt. Are we mature enough to handle the truth? A Duke professor, Jerry Hough is on leave for posting some racial comments on a NYT article. His comments are his personal opinion. I find them offensive but is racist the right description? Read the linked article and share your thoughts.

http://time.com/3882330/duke-professor-racist-comments/

Louis CK SNL monologue jokes about child molesters…the question is not did he go too far, the question is why did SNL let him go too far?


Watch clip and share your thoughts.

Under Armour under fire for “Band of Ballers” shirt

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How did Under Armour think this was a good idea? Did anyone on staff ever pick up a history book? Due to pressure Under Armour has pulled the shirt. Share your thoughts.

When is it appropriate to talk about black on black crime?

This morning I was reading an article in the Chicago Tribune about a grandmother sitting on her southside porch with her son. She was already grieving over the death of her daughter, and the funeral scheduled for today when she and he were shot. They weren’t ┬áthe Klan’s latest victims. No, they were shot by members of their own community. So where is the outrage? Where are the cameras? Where is the media? All of these questions are rhetorical because we all know the answers. Killing within the community by people who live in the community is not news. When high profile killings like Freddie Gray happen all eyes are on the case, and if anyone attempts to bring up black on black crime they are labeled as a Uncle Tom, Aunt Jemima or conservative. So let’s agree in the midst of a national story might not be the time to have the conversation, but when is the time? If the Klan was actually killing black people on a daily basis it would be a national story, but killings happen daily within the community and it is barely mentioned on the daily news. So what do you think? Can we talk or is this not the time? Share your thoughts.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-2-shot-in-englewood-neighborhood-20150515-story.html

Bill Maher and Killer Mike a lethal and Dangerous Duel


NOTE:CLIP CONTAINS PROFANITY
Last night Bill Maher and his guest Killer Mike discussed the Baltimore riots and Killer Mike justified the burning of the CVS and the other unrest. He basically said the residents of the community felt no sense of ownership so they weren’t burning their own community because they really felt no sense of community. He also said that the CVS that was burned did not employ people within the community. Keep in mind that Killer Mike is a resident of Atlanta so I don’t know where he gets his facts from but i do know that his arguments don’t justify the fire or the riots. We have a right to protest wrongdoing but we don’t have a right or a justification for illegal activity and we have to say that. Maher and Killer Mike also took some shots at Bill O’Reilly. After listening to the exchange one is led to believe Killer was invited for comic relief.

Tom Brady and the Patriots need to sit down and take their punishment and be quiet

The Patriots cheated, they got caught and now they face a punishment, but they will not go down without a fight. It is interesting to watch the team talk now. Is deflating the ball just gamesmanship or is it cheating? The edit came down and defined their antics as cheating, but why won’t they accept the punishment and move on? Share your thoughts.

Politicians Lie, Journalists Lie so why is it news when they are caught lying?

George Stephanopoulos is in hot water for not disclosing that he has contributed $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation. he is guilty of the sin of omission. So members of the GOP say Stephanopoulos is not fit for the presidential debates but is a donation a disqualifier? If he had made the disclosure on his own would it have made a difference?
Share your thoughts.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/14/george-stephanopoulos-clinton-foundation_n_7283920.html

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