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NFL May Soon Mean No Foul Language

September 12th, 2014 No comments

link Roger Goodell criticized harshly over handling of Ray Rice mess, but he isn’t the one who threw the punch  – NY Daily News.

It may only be apparent to those not involved in generating ratings, but the media inspired frenzy of outrage over Ray Rice’s intemperate actions looks more and more like the tabloid journalism that now dominates American media.  It’s not in debate that Rice’s actions were ungallant at best and perhaps criminal at worst.  But there are mechanisms to determine that.

I’m not sure how his employer, the NFL and it’s head, Roger Goodell could be held responsible, legally or morally for Rice’s actions.  In this particular instance, both the right and left factions of the media are tripping over each other to determine who gets the prize for being most sanctimonious.

When the Benghazi scandal happened a few years ago, people were actually killed due to incompetence; yet to this day, no one has been held to account, no head of any department has resigned, no one has been fired.  Heck, the person directly involved may become the next President.  But poor Roger Goodell; he is being pressured to resign over the perceived mishandling of Rice’s case.  One minute, he is running a lucrative business and next thing he knows, his head is on the block.

As was the case of former LA Clipper’s owner Donald Sterling, he is being tried in the court of public opinion and held to a standard that is totally fabricated by  the PC media.  At the very least, what this type of arbitrary morality does is to introduce a new layer of bureaucracy to the employment process by way of more boxes to tick off during the hiring of workers–in any job.  We can think of a number of items to tick off in the employment application:

Do you beat your spouse or significant other?

Do you smoke in bed?

Do you recycle?

Do you leave your children in hot cars with windows up? Your dogs?

Have you ever kicked a cat or dog?

Do you text while driving?

Do you make fun of minorities or fat people?

Do you leave the toilet seat up?

I could go on, but could never possibly anticipate the next moral outrage that will be elevated from tsk tsk level to crimes against humanity by the sensationalist media.  If the above standards were the filter for NFL players, you may be lucky to field 4 teams worth of people and the product would be as interesting as girls’ soccer.  In the Rice case, it’s not a stretch to have all other institutions that he may have contact with withdraw their support as well for fear of being seen as endorsing of his conduct.  The state driver’s license can be revoked, his Starbucks card and maybe even his American Express points could be cancelled.  The heads of those corporations should be squirming as we write.

 

 

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The Al And Jesse Medicine Show

August 19th, 2014 No comments

link Ferguson Protests: Rev. Jesse Jackson Leads Demonstrators Through City Hours After Clashes With Police.

This is like the old Ghostbusters theme song.  When a racial riot breaks out, “who ya gonna call?” RACEBAITERS!  Jackson and Sharpton of course.  In fairness, I’m not sure anyone put out a call to either one of them, like the bat signal at the first sign of possible racial conflict.  Both of these hustlers can smell a race conflict from all the way across the country like a bloodhound sniffs body odor.  They probably have a google app which searches for this stuff.

Even the local Missouri blacks embroiled in the ‘demonstration’ are asking “who called y’all?” Jackson may have lost some style points when he passed around a collection plate after his speech; old habits and all that.  The days when Jackson and Sharpton purport to speak on behalf of, or “lead” aggrieved blacks have long disappeared along with elaborate afros.  In fact, the only contingent that perpetuates and legitimizes their existence is the media.  It’s preposterous to report that the views of either one of these hustlers is representative of a nation of 40 million black people.  It’s as if the opinions of Charlie Sheen were sought out after a controversial death of a white person.

It never even dawns upon the media that to accept and propagate the views of the irrelevant reverends is racist in itself.  Why don’t they seek the opinions of Thomas Sowell or Ben Carson or Condaleeza Rice?  While media loves to push the narrative of a divisive racial society, they in fact actively promote the assumption of single mindedness among blacks, treating them as if they were an homogenous segment and not individuals, the very definition of racism.

So in Missouri, we have a crime incident, sad of course, but essentially local, blown up into an international racial conflagration by the combination of a lazy and sensationalist media, noted hustlers and a naïve public.  No less than Ban Ki-Moon, the secretary general of the U.N. has asked for the U.S. government to protect free demonstrations.  The U.N.; can’t make that up.  On the same day of this incident, there were 25 to 30 shootings, mainly of blacks, in Chicago.  There’s even a website that maps the incidents;

shootings in Chicago

That kind of stuff is old hat in Chicago and barely gets any righteous indignation any more.  It certainly doesn’t sell papers.  In Missouri, they’re supposed to be more skeptical of things and not be gullible to spurious news. You’d expect more from the ‘show me’ state.

 

All You Need To Do Is Stop Shooting

August 1st, 2014 No comments

link UN Condemns Israels Latest War Crime: Not Sharing Iron Dome with Hamas.

Again, you can’t make this up.  Most news headlines now are consumed with the war that’s going on between Israel and a radical wing of the PLO, Hamas.  Technically, it isn’t really a war, since a war will have identifiable combatants on either side.  In this case, the Israeli military or IDF are readily identifiable with uniforms whereas the Hamas fighters are shown in videos with the standard face coverings and head wraps, your standard terrorist garb.  To the degree that warfare has rules at all, in standard conflicts, combatant A fires at combatant B as per the Marquess Of Queensbury rules of conflict.  In this case, combatants B are hiding in plain clothes, using hospitals, schools and mosques as cover.  While this does guarantee that collateral civilian non combatants will be victimized, it also means the battle fought in the sphere of public opinion is won.  Nobody likes to see images of injured and crying kids.

As the old saying goes, the first casualty in any war is truth.  And so the truths that are emanating from the general media on this conflict are as grotesque in distortion as images found at the house of mirrors at an amusement park.  Doing some quick research on the number of instances of a military giving citizens advance warning of a bombing raid yields zero results.  As far as the war racket goes, that’s about as polite as you can get. The U.N., the omnipotent arbiter of fairness and humanity has predictably condemned Israel’s actions but without condemning Hamas for specifically placing their people in harm’s way.  Whereas one side shows the utmost respect for human life, the other side considers human lives as merely shields to hide behind, as dispensable as Kleenex.  But regardless of this fact, the U.N. wants Israel to share their missile shield defense with the very people that are firing at them.  This is as if your neighbor flung dog poop into your yard and you flung it back with a hockey stick.  Well, now they want hockey sticks too.

When you look in perspective at the predicament of Israel and their relative position in the Middle East, you can’t help but think that something’s out of whack as far as reporting.  The population of Israel is about 8 million.  The population of the Middle East, North African Arab states is about 380 million.  The land area of Israel is about 8000 square miles; the collective Arab states many, many times that as shown in the diagram below (taken from Iris.org ). Modern warfare it seems, is fought as much with ink as it is with bullets.   arabwld3

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