Tag Archives: MSNBC

Did Brian Williams know he was lying?

Today I have heard several talking heads call Brian Williams a liar. Some said he should be fired. My question is did Williams really know he was lying? Who in their right mind would lie about something that so many people could readily dispute? So often when we tell a story over and over and year after year the story changes. Sometimes we don’t even notice we have embellished until someone who was there calls us on it and that is what happened to Williams he go called on it. Williams has told his version for so long that it has become his truth, but it really wasn’t.

Should Brian Williams be fired?

I watch NBC Nightly News. I like Brian Williams, but he lied to us. He dismissed it as confusion but when you look at the facts he lied. Simple question: should he be fired?

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/02/04/nbc-nightly-news-brian-williams-recants-claim-that-was-on-chopper-that-took/

Johnny Manziel has entered rehab and “Johnny Rehab” is trending on Twitter…this says more about us than him

ESPN announced Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns quarterback has entered rehab. Manziel has showed a lot of bravado in college and in the NFL. Unfortunately he has not lived up to the hype, but he has done his share of partying. He obviously recognizes the need for a change, but the Twitter world has dubbed him Johnny Rehab and the jokes have been frequent and often cruel. It is so sad to see the lack of compassion. In this age of social media dominance it is sad to see that few have 140 characters of compassion for a young man who now seeks to change his path.

Super Bowl’s saddest commercial ever courtesy of Nationwide


When you watch the Super Bowl you just want to have fun. You look forward to the commercials. You expect funny, quirky and even heartfelt, but you don’t want sad and that is what Nationwide gave us. It was like someone throwing cold water in your face. We were looking for laughs not lessons.

Rashida Jones says “I’m ethnic” is that enough?


Obviously these carpet hounds have no idea about Rashida Jones’ heritage. She is the daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton. When asked about her tan she responded “I’m ethnic”. Was that an adequate response?

Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for using the word “colored” when describing black actors

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/27/entertainment/benedict-cumberbatch-colored-apology/index.html

NFL fines Marshawn Lynch for crotch grab and then sell the image…can we all say Hypocrite

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/01/nfl-selling-prints-of-marshawn-lynch-grabbing-his-groin

Ernie Banks, “Mr. Cub” was a big part of my childhood


Ernie Banks died yesterday. That name might not be familiar to Generation X, Y or even Z, but it is to people born before WGN was a cable station. WGN used to simply be Channel 9 the Home of the Cubs and in the 60’s and 70’s Mr. Cub was their Number One draw. I never liked baseball but my dad did and he was off on Mondays. This was back in the day of the family television. One television per family. During those summer Mondays our dad would say he was going to turn to the Cubs station to just catch the score, but he would end up watching the game and we would quietly leave the family room in search of other entertainment. Why did he like watching the Cubs? I never asked because as a child I really did not care, but now I wonder was Mr. Cub a part of his interest? I’ll never know for sure, but I would put money on it. RIP Mr. Cub

The President’s policies will help the young but what if you are not?

Last night the president shared his vision for the country. He was upbeat and full of hope. He is a fiftysomething man with a bright future, but what about the rest of the fiftysomething crowd are they experiencing this same kind of euphoria? Sadly in many cases the answer would be no. This morning I was speaking to a friend of mine who lost her well paying job about 5 years ago. Since that time she has only be able to find part time jobs because if you were born pre-1961 you are viewed as old and no one wants to hire the old. Sure the old have wisdom, experience and knowledge, but they also don’t come cheap. So what do you do? Do you keep sending resumes in knowing the computer program scans the resume and you are eliminated without a human being actually looking at the resume? Isn’t that the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing and expecting different results? What do you do when you are also looking at the distinct possibility that you are going to have to assist aging parents? Last night the president profiled a family that had weathered hard times and come out on the other side but they were young. If you are 30something you’ve got time on your side, but if you are 50something you do not have the luxury of time. You try to hold on to hope and take comfort in the president’s statements but it is not easy. I would have to ask the president to not be too hasty in turning that page. Many people are still laboring in the last chapter, and sadly some have even been edited out of the book. So Mr. President you too are a member of the AARP generation, and it would truly be sad if you not only turned the page, but turned your back on members of your own generation.

Church cancels lesbian’s funeral 15 minutes before it was to start…were they wrong?

I first saw this story on Twitter. I found the link below. Church cancels the funeral because they objected to one of the images to be shown on a video presentation. The decedant was shown proposing to her wife. The family refused to remove the image so the church said you can’t have the funeral here. Were they right? Well you have to ask why wasn’t the tape reviewed earlier? You also would have to ask What Would Jesus Do? Would he have turned a grieving family out of the temple? The church definitely has a right to their own beliefs but why didn’t they use this as an opportunity to minister? They could have expressed their opposition to the lifestyle without dismissing the family. Share your thoughts.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/01/13/colorado-church-denies-funeral-for-lesbian-woman/21709363/

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