Young people do stupid things and so often they have to deal with the consequences of their behavior. The two students leading the racist chant have been expelled. Does the punishment fit the crime? Share your thoughts.
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We hire the police to serve and protect. What do want them to do? The latest police shooting in LA puts the police front and center in the midst of controversy. The police say the man “African” was reaching for one of the policeman’s weapon, and the police killed him. Who is at fault here? We also have to ask when did it become acceptable to fight with the police? Policeman want to go home at the end of the day and they will subdue any threat to that outcome Does this mean every time a policeman shoots he is justified? No, but we have to look at the facts of each case before we indict either party.
Are people lying more or are they just getting caught quicker. Robert McDonald, head of Veterans Affairs is the latest one to be caught up by his tongue. he claimed to have been in Special Forces. He later admitted that was not true. So he lied. Is this another so what moment or just another lie. What do you think? No big deal? Share your thoughts.
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Last week we heard the tragic story of Tammy Meyers taking her daughter out for driving lessons when she encountered an aggressive driver. We were told he followed her home and shot her in the head. She subsequently died from her injuries, but we have now learned some new facts. She did encounter an aggressive driver but she returned home picked up her son who was armed with a gun and they went out looking for the driver. The driver after being pursued followed them and he did kill her. Does this change anything? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Marie Harf floated the idea that Muslim unrest is due to lack of opportunity. There is no way that lack of jobs would make any sane person partake in the barbaric acts that we have seen Isis perpetrate against the innocents. She repeated this lunacy on a number of outlets last night. Is this just crazy talk or does she really speak for the state’s department? Share your thoughts.
I have been reading Mike Huckabee’s latest book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy. Huckabee immediately sets up the us against them dynamics. The people who live in Bubbleville (the elites) and the people who live in Bubbaville (him and his people). This provides a very simplistic view of the cultural divide. The problem with this view is there is no room in the middle. Some people like myself could be described as a liberal with conservative leanings on social issues, but there is simply no room for people like me in this world that splits so neatly in half. Huckabee has been criticized for his comments on Beyoncé and Jay Z, and I must admit I was interested in reading what he had to say in the context of the book, and I must admit he makes a valid point. Beyoncé’s performances are very sexually suggestive and her husband is acutely involved in her career. His characterization of Jay Z as her pimp is off base, but when you watch her perform and really listen to her lyrics it is not unrealistic for parents to think twice regarding the appropriateness of this for children under 18, but that is not how he posits it. Huckabee uses words that resonate with the residents of Bubbaville, and that is where he does himself and “his people” a disservice. I started reading the book to learn something about the man and his views and I did. I learned he is a man with strong conservative views that seemingly prohibit him from fully recognizing and respecting the views from the other side of the political perspective. You can respect the views of others without embracing them. If you can do that then perhaps you can have a conversation with people who don’t reside on your side of the cultural divide.
Thanks to frequent reader SI for bringing this story to my attention. Please read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Over the last few days we have witnessed the dethroning of Brian Williams. His unraveling is due to the recklessness of his own tongue, but social media pulled and carried the thread. He told his tall tale on his news show and he was challenged first on his Facebook page by a real soldier who was there. Facing an eyewitness Williams pled guilty to misremembering, but he did it with a wink and a smile. The Twitter brigade took that as their marching orders and their criticism was swift and brutal. The mockery was withering and Williams simply “lost face”. In all likelihood we will not see Williams back in the anchor chair. “Pride goeth before destruction and a fall.” Bye Brian we know he will be back but he will be sitting in a new seat.