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How the Prosecution Almost Screwed Up the Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman Murder Case Via Twitter (YouTube Video)

June 27th, 2013 No comments

What a mess.  What a terrible mess.  Twitter is now part of the Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman murder case in Sanford, Florida.  And the digital age just may have screwed up one of the prosecutions top witnesses, a woman who lived near the site on the tragic day when George Zimmerman executed Trayvon Martin.

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But the hell with all of that.  What happened today when the prosecution’s second chair tried to catch this neighbor on the proper use of Twitter.  She simply made anyone watching literally go in to shock mode.

He asked her why the brother of George Zimmerman’s name was on her Twitter page but failed to understand how the social media site is use.  Nest to Zimmerman’s brother was the option for the neighbor to follow him.  So the status “Following” was on the woman’s Twitter page, not that she had clicked on his name to follow.

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Fortunately for the prosecution this conversation was all heard with the jury out of the courtroom.  This would have been an instant mess for the trial had they heard the back and forth along with George Zimmerman’s attorney asking the neighbor how many times she’s Tweeted on the social media service.

Her answer…none.  Not one Tweet.

It is simply amazing that even in today’s legal world that people don’t understand how to use Twitter, Facebook or any social media outlet.  Simply amazing!

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Another One Bites the Dust, Food Network’s Paula Deen Video Apology Not Enough for Food Network (YouTube Video)

June 21st, 2013 No comments

Oh well.  Bad week for being a racist in America.  Paula Deen out at Food Network, a GOP manager out in Illinois after making racist statements as even Republicans have to admit that this ongoing racist rants by stupid, ignorant people in power are going a bit too far.

Food Network chef Paula Deen, a fixture on the cable channel,  has admitted in a deposition, that she has used the word “nigger” in her day to day conversations and people are shocked.

Food Network Chef Paula Deen

Food Network Chef Paula Deen

Let me give Paula Deen, that racist pig some credit.  And it will be only for one reason.  That’s because at least she admitted using the word “nigger” unlike the Mark Furman’s of the world who was under oath as well when asked if he used the racial slur.

I give anybody credit for admitting their misdeeds. And I like to see racists coming at me.  I sure as hell don’t forgive them.  Paula Deen can kiss my grits as far as I’m concerned.  But there are two types of people in this world that make me want to puke.  Petty thieves and out and out liars.

Especially those under oath.

Paula Deen is done.  Food Network dropped her as part of their team of chefs.  Knoxville, Tennessee based Scripps Networks, probably one of the more conservative broadcast companies, was under pressure to make some sort of move on Paula Deen. Hey this is America.  Black people watch Food Network as do those of the Latino community. It didn’t take long for them to cave and dump Paula Deen, titled the “queen of the south,” and move on to create a better personality that will keep Food Network free of racial bias.

This is no joke.

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I mean this woman has a brother named Bubba who is also accused of using the word “nigger” when referring to President Obama.  Really what would you expect from the “queen of the south?”

Once again the racial stupidity of people is coming to the forefront.  Sometimes unexpected as in the case of golfer Sergio Garcia whose fried chicken reference made him the joke of the U.S. Open.  But when you have a woman who is from the deep South in Georgia growing up in a family where racism and racial jokes are the norm why is everyone losing their minds over her comments?

Once again, at least she admitted it unlike that Mark Furman.  I’d rather have a honest racist piece of crap like Paula Deen and her brother Bubba in front of me than a Mark Furman who lied under oath about the use of the word “nigger.”
Give me the honest racist any day.

At least I know exactly what and who is coming.

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‘Meet The Press’ Host David Gregory in Running Shoes on MSNBC This Morning? (YouTube Video)

June 21st, 2013 No comments

Let me say first I like David Gregory, current host of the perennial program on Sunday morning.  Meet The Press has always been a monster well before the newsman took over the show after the passing of Tim Russert.  That sure as heck can’t be an easy gig to fill but you gotta give David Gregory some serious props for doing the impossible which is trying to replace Tim Russert.

David Gregory host of NBC's 'Meet the Press'

David Gregory host of NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’

He does a great job even though I clearly think the ratings drag will continue as long as NBC News continues to put David Gregory in the Today Show seat as a fill-in which to me makes his credibility at issue.  David Gregory dancing Gangnam style and then hosting Meet The Press is simply impossible for mature, news hounding viewers to connect.  David Gregory doing dance moves or being part of cooking segments is an insult to his intelligence but with those declining ratings over at the Today Show what choice do they have?

But today brought back some old school memories when Jack Jones and Mike Tuck used to host the Channel 10 News in Philly many years ago.  Yes all anchors like David Gregory look like they are Kool and the Gang when they are seated behind a desk.  Meaning all styled up in a suit and tie.  But in reality Mike Tuck looked great from the waist up but was always wearing a pair of jeans when he hosted the local news in Philly.

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During today’s The Daily Fix with Andrea Mitchell David Gregory got busted.  He was wearing a pair of running shoes that the camera probably didn’t want to get a shot of during his interview with Andrea Mitchell.  As the segment wore on the camera shot changed so that his gym look was not seen but at least David Gregory had the smarts to make sure that his sneaks matched his tie!

Watch the video.  Fun stuff to watch the always geared up perfectly tailored David Gregory throw down!

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Probably One of the Best NBA Finals, With the Stanley Cup Really Close Behind (YouTube Video)

June 20th, 2013 No comments

This is the best part of the sports.  The best time of year.  The NBA Finals have concluded with the Miami Heat winning their second NBA Finals championship in the last couple of years and it was well deserved.  This was one of the best NBA Finals in a long time and surely fun to watch.  Real class showed as you will see in the video but the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs played great basketball all the way up until game 7 and there’s nothing better than watching the best two teams in the NBA face off.

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Speaking of face-offs there’s nothing better than the Stanley Cup Finals as well.  All tied up at two games a piece between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins this is spectacular hockey featuring two overtime games one of which was the longest game timed in NHL Stanley Cup history.

This is fun, really fun.   Really fun to watch.

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Never Mess With Philly Sports, Sergio Garcia’s “Fried Chicken” Comment Brings Rough Justice (YouTube Video)

June 18th, 2013 No comments

OK so for the official record, Philadelphia sports fans booed Santa Claus and threw snowballs at the little red draped fat man.  That was at the 0ld Veterans Stadium where those of us who sat in the 700 level, better known as the place where if you drank too much you’d get your ass kicked, would watch the worst of the worst in Philadelphia sports actions.

There were some great fights.

This is the same city where Jeffrey Lurie, owner of the currently much maligned Philadelphia Eagles, attempted to eliminate hoagies from the menu of the team’s new stadium in deference to sushi rolls, vegetable sandwich wraps and the crap they sell at locations here in California.  Thinking that people in the City of Brotherly would show much love for that…well crap.

OK let’s get this correct.  Sushi is served at a real restaurant.  I want sushi,I’m going to Nobu.  Any location.  Not at a football game.

Bye-bye sushi at a Philly stadium, hello hoagies!

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Philly’s no joke.  People eat like crap, are mostly overweight, out of shape because Philly folks love their hoagies.  And fried chicken.  So when Sergio Garcia brought is biases, racist self to the U.S. Open just outside of Philly in Merion, Pennsylvania, well he was greeted with nothing less than what Philly fans have to offer.  And that means the Spaniard was met with hisses, boos and a lot of other comments about his fried chicken comment.

Philadelphia is a melting pot.  This is not one of those cities where there are black people over here and white people over there.  The mix is amazing, sometimes contentious but still there is a respect that comes with living in an urban environment where people are people no matter how light or dark the skin of the person next to you in Philadelphia.  It’s not that way is certain areas of America but it sure is in Philly.

So when Sergio Garcia stepped on the course at the U.S. Open in Merion even those white folks who live outside of the Philly area made sure that some guy who doesn’t even call America his home understood the wrath coming from his comment to Tiger Woods about eating fried chicken.

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Apology…unaccepted.  In all cases of racial stupidity and Sergio Garcia is racially ignorant and stupid, an apology is not accepted.  And the fans in Philly made completely sure Sergio Garcia understood that he and  the last “fried chicken” commenter towards Tiger Woods, whoever that was, is about as important to golf as Sergio Garcia will be in the coming years.

Sergio Garcia picked the wrong city to mess with…Philly’s no joke.  No joke.

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This is Funny, ‘Judge Judy’ Episode That Will Really Make You Laugh (YouTube Video)

June 7th, 2013 No comments

I’m a huge Judge Judy fan like a lot of us that like this type of program.  Court shows make me laugh.  Many reasons but the main ones include the stupidity of people who go on national television for their 15 minutes of fame and come off looking real stupid.  Another reason clear to all of us is just how uneducated most people are using the worst language and grammatical phrasing showing there really is a problem with the public education system in America.

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But I still watch Judge Judy  every day.  4PM on CBS2 in Los Angeles, two 30 minute episodes.

Yesterday’s Judge Judy  episode was classic.  A couple of guys get in to a brawl at a local event where one was accused of knocking the teeth out of the mouth of the other.  That’s enough to make me crack the heck up.  But this segment you’ll see in the YouTube video and the reaction of Judge Judy  and those in the gallery is classic.  Enjoy.

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A Commercial About a Box of Cheerios and Racist Pigs…I Just Want to Eat My Damn Cheerios (YouTube Video)

June 5th, 2013 No comments

Who says racism is in the past?

Who?

You can’t even watch television anymore, see a commercial featuring an inter-racial couple and their child without the stench of racism spewing through certain viewers hiding behind their keyboards.  I mean really, what the hell is going on, right?

Wrong!

You see this is what is wrong with America.  We have a large group of liberals, those of many racial colors, speaking regularly that racism is something of the past when they look at the White House and see an African American President and a First Lady living in the main quarter.

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Some folks just can’t get over that fact.  And no matter what happens some people will see that accomplishment of being in the main quarters instead of the servant quarters as a move toward equality in America.  And I’m here to say that it’s not.

I stopped eating Cheerios.  Though I love me some Honey Nut Cheerios, my diet says to stay away from the carbohydrates and stick to a diet that will keep my weight in check.  That move keeps me under 200 pounds and that’s where I want to stay but I may have to change that diet just for a moment.

General Mills had the balls to put this ad on television.  And quite frankly, to be honest, when I saw this white mother, her mixed race baby and the African American father I had to watch the damn commercial about 20 times.  Saying to myself, “Cheerios did what?”

The creative as they call it in the ad world brought out the racist pigs that live in this country.  The racist, biased pigs come out and deride the commercial forcing General Mills to drop the comments on the commercial on YouTube and other video outlets.

Racism is dead right?

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How Cool is This ‘DomiCopter’ The New Drone Delivery System Coming from Domino’s (YouTube Video)

June 4th, 2013 No comments

OK every once in a while there’s something cool on the internet.  Every once in a while there’s a really good idea that you’ll say “why didn’t I think of that” when it comes to the new delivery system they are testing at Domino’s.

Think of this…your pizza getting delivered by a drone instead of a real human being driving around town in a beat up car attempting to get to your house in 30 minutes and pretty much causing more accidents than getting pizzas to you on time.

Well Domino’s has the idea.

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It won’t work.  As I wrote on one blog today the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker will be right on hand when one of these things crashes down on someone but there are some neighborhoods where this could really work.  Think some suburban areas where the closes pizza joint or Domino’s is a few miles away and there’s nothing but hills and farms around.  This could really work there.

The DomiCopter I gotta say is really cool.  But the first time one of those things comes crashing and burning to the ground it’s going to be all hell for Domino’s.  But this thing from my standpoint is really pretty cool.

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Speaking of Spelling, Why Can’t the ‘Today Show’ Spell the Word “Morning”

June 3rd, 2013 No comments

Once again a classic example.  Well I’ve never been one to believe that the people in journalism today have any clue as to the industry was when newspeople at radio stations wore suits to deliver the news to listeners rather than today’s t-shirt, jeans and sneakers generation.  But if you read my post below about why Johnny and Hamid can’t spell, well this morning’s edition of the Today Show during the 8AM hour was an example of the mishap known as the American education.

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Pete Williams from The Today Show and NBC News

Justice Department reporter Pete William, who quite frankly happens to be the best journalist on television, was giving a report on the Supreme Court rulings that are to come down this week from that happy group of men and women in Washington.  Now Pete Williams is a pure pro.  Not like some of the knuckleheads you see on FOX News or MSNBC or even the network news names on CBS or ABC.  If I have to watch another Chris Matthews liberal rant or Bob Schieffer blame everything on President Obama I will surely puke.  But Pete Williams is a consummate professional journalist from the old school.Well they made Pete Williams look like a dork today on the Today Show.

Twice during his report the control room supered up “New This Monring” instead of “morning” under Pete Williams during his report.  You can see the mistake in the photo that is with this story.

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Now I know most people, and this is the sad part of today’s journalism, will just chalk it up to a simple mistake.    Most good journalists will look at this, shake their heads left to right, and be glad they found something else to do in the later stages of their careers than be a journalist.

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Why Johnny and Hamid Can’t Read, Write or Definitely Spell? Women, Those of Indian Descent Taking Charge (YouTube Video)

June 2nd, 2013 No comments

White men, African American men, beware.  Soon we may become extinct.  Like dinosaurs.  Really, white men and African American men are in real trouble in America.  I probably can throw in a few other minorities and genders in some other extinct headed names in to the mix but after watching some of the National Spelling Bee on ESPN this morning (yes it was a repeat performance as the winner was chosen last week) there is a new generation of educational leadership and it’s not any of the expected categories.

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Arvind Mahankali First Place Winner National Spelling Bee

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The Championship Finalists were selected and there was not one, not one white kid.  Looking for any African American kids, well you’d better not look at the list of finalists for the National Spelling Bee on ESPN.

Working my StairMaster this morning at the 24 Hour Fitness I had my iPod blasting some smooth jazz in my ears as I watched the flat screen in front of me checking out the National Spelling Bee.  Now let me say for the record that the only class I was actually good at during my days in any level of education was spelling.  And gym.  And then dodge ball.

Other than that I was a simple moron in school.

But we’re facing a real issue in America today.  And I’m calling out all of you parents that have kids in school yet most are only competent in text speak.  You know the simple moronic communication of “LOL” which means “lots of laughs” or “TTYL” which stands for “talk to you later” and on and on with the massive amount of text speak mediocrity.

Yes, there’s not much more left in America today when none of the 11 finalists in the National Spelling Bee is a white male kid or African American child.  Not one.

This is an absolute nightmare for the education system and I derive this from watching ESPN, which of course is about as close as you can come to an episode of Jerry Springer.

Yes we have too many Angry White Men and Angry Black Men in this country.  White dudes complain about getting shorted and a raw deal and all of the blame for just about everything.  Black men whine and moan about not being able to get a job, being held down by the white man and whatever other reason they use to put the blame on everyone else but themselves.  But we have a problem in America.

A lot of people can’t spell.

Personally I don’t have to go far to see prime examples of the mediocrity of white and black males.  Especially when it comes to being able to put words together in some sort of order that makes sense.  I see a lot of resumes.  A lot.  Mostly from white guys looking for work.  I own a business that deals in the mainstream and I am stunned at the lack of professionalism from some of the people I deal with every day.

Some of these people are simple morons.  Morons.  Hey moron, there’s a thing call ‘spell check’ on your damn computer.  Wanna try to use it?

Black men, well you don’t get a break.  Not at all.  I interviewed one black male who came in to my office in jeans and lug looking boots for, yes, once again, an interview.  I had two black men come in to my office for a meeting and both were eating a meal as they met me for the first time.

I’m not kidding.

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One was munching on a donut, the other had stopped down at the McDonald’s down the street from my office prior to coming to my office.  Both of these morons came in munching away.

This may read funny but it’s not.  When I look at the names and determine the nationality of the top 11 finalists at the National Spelling Bee 9 of them were of Indian or Middle Eastern descent and a couple of white girls.

Am I the only one that sees this as a problem in America?

Sure these kids are citizens of this great country but every once in a while I’d like to see a person of my color or a person that looks like me compete in an educational environment.

Lots of laughs, right.  Well seriously this is a problem.  Nothing left to say but the next time I hear a white guy or an African American dude complain about their position in life, they’re fading away, there are too many immigrants in this country, women are taking over well the only thing I will say as I’m leaving is that I will talk to you later.

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