The Real Reason Lance Left Her

I always wondered what happened to Sheryl Crow.  In her early albums, she was a real poet but later in her career she turned into a piece of pop fluff, not really turning out anything of interest.  Turns out, that’s because she’s been concentrating on the wrong things.  Seriously, would you want to stay married to someone who thought 3 sheets of TP were the max limit?

Seeing her wave that hand around just makes me go ick.  Will you ever be able to see her again and not wonder about her, ummm, cleanliness?  If I’m her PR guy, my resume just hit Monster faster than the poop after chili night.

Related: “All I wanna do is wipe my bum.”

In other poop news, the PoopReport is all the news fit to read while backing the brown Cadillac out of the garage.

Let’s Keep Picking On Dallas

While we’re picking on Dallas, might as well point out another excellent Schutze column at The Observer detailing what sounds like a nifty little scam business opportunity of one Ed Oakley, candidate for mayor.  The whole Trinity project has become a boondoggle, almost entirely because of the special interests and power brokers that operate behind and above the scene of politics in Dallas.

If you live in or around Dallas, you owe it to yourself to support the Trinity Vote project which is trying to get the Trinity project on the ballot for a revote concerning that stupid toll road all the power brokers want to run down the middle of the park.  We’re kinda at a cross-roads here and depending on the political power of Angela Hunt and the Trinity Vote project, Dallas can do something good or something bad.  Based on the history of Dallas, my brain says it’s going to be the latter.  But my heart hopes it’s the former.  You can donate your time or money to the project and I’m sure it would help.

The Continuing Nannification of Dallas

The Dallas police busted two poker games over the weekend, one at AmVets and one at the VFW. It’s good to see the police are on top of such dangerous organizations as those made up of former veterans. Poker games are such a menace to the Dallas public that without the concerted, focused efforts of the Dallas police, citizens would surely be in terror for their safety lives property . . .ummm. . .yeah, not so much.

On the bright side, with more cops attending and busting poker games, that’s more donuts for me I guess. And I sure like donuts.

When You Shoot Your Children

You’re a nut case no how many times your disbelieving brother says you weren’t.  I guess it’s the shock of finding these things out but in never ceases to amaze me how people will go on record saying someone who just killed people was a good person.  Clearly, that’s not the case.

I’m guessing they’ll find someone who will say the same thing about the sicko who just killed 32 people at Virginia Tech.  And they’ll be wrong, too.  Of course, they’ll also find people who say guns are the problem.  Funny, VT was a gun-free zone until some nut job decided the rules only applied to people who followed them.  Events like this push me one step closer to getting my CCL.

That’s Rich

CBS has fired Don Imus over his comments on the Rutgers women’s basketball team. While I’m amazed this has turned into the brouhaha that it has, I can understand firing him in this media crazed world we live in. But this comment by Leslie Moonves, president of CBS is pretty rich:

    “There has been much discussion of the effect language like this has on our young people, particularly young women of color trying to make their way in this society,” CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves said in announcing the decision. “That consideration has weighed most heavily on our minds as we made our decision.”

Really Leslie? You were worried about the effect this had on our young women of color? Even though you have at least 3 or 4 urban stations on CBS Radio that I’m sure play artists who have said things 10 times worse about young women of color?

What really weighed heavily on your mind is fact that advertisers were pulling ad money left and right over this kerfluffle (my new favorite word). That’s all this was, a business decision. If it hadn’t blown up in the blogosphere, I can garrone-tee (thank you Justin Wilson) Imus would still have a job.

Some fun quotes from Rev. Jackson and Mr. Sharpton:

Jackson called the firing “a victory for public decency. No one should use the public airwaves to transmit racial or sexual degradation.”

Yup, I bet that never happens on Urban radio.

Said Sharpton: “He says he wants to be forgiven. I hope he continues in that process. But we cannot afford a precedent established that the airways can commercialize and mainstream sexism and racism.”

Right, nothing in the airways commercializes and mainstreams sexism and racism, nothing to see here folks, move along, nothing to see.

Jason Whitlock nails it in his latest on this issue:

    Hey, what Imus said, calling the Rutgers players “nappy-headed hos,” was ignorant, insensitive and offensive. But so are many of the words that come out of the mouths of radio shock jocks/comedians.Imus’ words did no real damage. Let me tell you what damaged us this week: the sports cover of Tuesday’s USA Today. This country’s newspaper of record published a story about the NFL and crime and ran a picture of 41 NFL players who were arrested in 2006. By my count, 39 of those players were black.You want to talk about a damaging, powerful image, an image that went out across the globe?We’re holding news conferences about Imus when the behavior of NFL players is painting us as lawless and immoral. Come on. We can do better than that. Jesse and Al are smarter than that.

Nothing Imus said was that shocking, considering the source. And yet, the Jesse Jacksons and the Al Sharptons of the world are calling for his head, with Barack Obama and others close behind. This is the sad state we find our world, one where someone like Imus who as recently as last week, CBS paid big bucks to say outlandish and sometimes offensive things, gets fired while black artists say horrible things about black women all the time and no one bats an eye.

It’s sad and it’s ridiculous and I’m not sure what can be done to change it.

It’s About Damn Time

All charges in the Duke (non)-rape case have been dropped.  This has obviously been the result of an overreaching DA, one that now stands to get disbarred because of his actions.  Three young men’s lives have been trashed in the media and beyond all on the account of an accuser with serious credibility issues and a constantly changing story.  Duke University acted in horribly bad faith in canceling the men’s lacrosse schedule last year and in the suspension of two of the men on the accusation alone.

I for one would never recommend Duke to anyone again.  I doubt that they can be held liable but if they can, I hope they get sued.  This is a case where litigation would be a useful tool to help right a wrong.