Since this is a slow day for workouts, how about some news stories from around the web.

Sharpton’s Collateral Damage

Future of Imus Charity Ranch Questioned, Deborah Baker (AP).

“Don Imus’s banishment from the public airwaves also deprives him of a critical platform to raise money for the sprawling Imus Ranch, where children with cancer and other illnesses get a taste of the cowboy life…

…Imus said he and his wife Deirdre are round-the-clock surrogate parents to the youngsters who spend a week at the property, nearly half of whom are from minority groups and 10 percent are black.”

[Someone who asked a similar question stirred up a lively debate over at “Yahoo! Answers” (See also this discussion on the same forum). For those of you unaware of Sharpton’s slash and burn (not to mention callous disregard for the truth) past see Larry Elder’s recent article. I’ll leave you to decide if Imus’s good works are of far greater worth than three words- “nappy headed hos.”

Aside: I despise this topic; however, I discuss it because the media has turned it into a major news event. I emphatically state for the record that I can’t stand Imus or his radio show.

For your perusal I have also linked to several comments on Imus’s firing.

Cowards Kick Another Piece of America’s Soul, Kinky Friedman.

“Wavy Gravy says he salutes mistakes. They’re what makes us human, he claims. And humanity beyond doubt, is what appears to be missing from this equation. If we’ve lost the ability to laugh at ourselves, to laugh at each other, to laugh together, then the PC world has succeeded in diminishing us all.”

Music Lyrics Take Spotlight During Imus Controversy, Goff and Alexander [Could also be called “The Giant Double Standard Elephant in the Room.”]

[When asked to defend a rap act where the N-word was used more than 100 times (I bet if the H word (ho) and the B word (b*tch) had been counted the tally would have been much higher) the student body president responded with the following statement- contained in the article linked above]

“Being they are a performing artist group they’re merely here to entertain us. That’s nothing serious in content, they’re here to entertain.” – Student Body President Deven Anderson.

[Imus Fired for Threatening to Reveal 9/11 Secrets?] American Radio Icon Don Imus Disgraced, Fired after Threat to Reveal 9/11 Secrets, Sorcha Faal.

“In a clear sign of its intent to reign in dissident American media personalities, and their growing influence in American culture, US War Leaders this past week launched an unprecedented attack upon one of their most politically ‘connected’, and legendary, radio hosts named Don Imus after his threats to release information relating to the September 11, 2001 attacks upon that country.”

[Is this kind of stuff supposed to be taken seriously?]

The Ten Commandments for Husbands, Doug Giles.

Thou shalt not hang out with horndogs. Hanging out with guys who hateth their wives, who loveth to indulge in the superfluity of naughtiness and who are out to convert the faithful to the Cult of Infidelity is muy goofy. Be not deceived: bad company will land thee in a strip club or an illicit affair which will causeth thou to meet with the chainsaw of Jehovah. Be afraid.”

[An excellent list of ten rules to live by that will keep us men out of most of the stupid and ridiculous situation we often find ourselves in. I also recommend my series (a new section is in the works) on living the deliberate life.]

More Crazy News from Iran

Group Cleared of Iran Murders, Frances Harrison

Iran’s Supreme Court has acquitted a group of men charged over a series of gruesome killings in 2002, according to lawyers for the victims’ families.

The vigilantes were not guilty because their victims were involved in un-Islamic activities, the court found.”

[I wonder if those who argue that Christian fundamentalists are just as bad as Muslim fundamentalists have heard about this?  Probably not.]

The Revival of Babylon?

Unesco Intends to put the Magic Back in Babylon.

what makes the Pollyannaish project even conceivable is that the area around Babylon is among the safest in Iraq, a beacon of civilization once again in a land of much chaos

“[Iraqi and U.N. officials] are working assiduously to restore Babylon, home to the hanging gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  They want to turn it into a cultural center and possibly even an Iraqi theme park.”

 

What do you think?

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  1. […] Amauds wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptSince this is a slow day for workouts, how about some news stories from around the web. Sharpton’s Collateral Damage. Future of Imus Charity Ranch Questioned, Deborah Baker (AP). “Don Imus’s banishment from the public airwaves also … […]

  2. DulceDiana says:

    About the “Imus topic” – it’s just one more, and they will be many…who won’t watch their mouth and say what they are really thinking…why do we stop and pay attention to this one?
    Just my thoughts…

  3. “If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.”

    James 1:26

    Because it was a slow news cycle? My best guess.

  4. Don Ho passed away recently. That’s right…I said it…

    😉

  5. Daniel Myers says:

    Not sure who you are…and never read your blog until now..but i seen the stupidity of two guys on the Asher blog with KoKo or something like that..I am 16 years old and I too have a Blog and Radio Show, but I have never mistreated anyone in that manner. I wish you the best of luck! Contact me sometime:

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/politicsone
    http://www.politicsone.blogspot.com
    http://www.myspace.com/politicsone
    politicsone@gmail.com
    AIM: Xtremepolitics

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