McDonald decides not to quit, then gets fired
Continuing to follow this story, I have a number of questions about it. First of all, why did McDonald suddenly change his mind? Did he think that maybe the Election Commission might back down because he had a lawyer there with him? Second of all, why was this a partisan thing? I hate to say it, but Democrat, Republican, representative of the party for the freedom of kumqats, McDonald and his office screwed up and yet no one wants to take the blame for it. McDonald is pointing fingers at Kathy Charlton-Deshotels, who was fired, sued and then go re-instated. McDonald refuses to take responsibility for the mistakes made in his office, under his watch. One thing I've learned from watching Star Trek
all these years is that even if it's an ensign that screws up, the captain is still the one who is held accountable for it. Thirdly of all--how in the world can this be "racially motivated" as McDonald's lawyer asserts? I don't care if you're purple--if you deserve to be terminated, you should be terminated. I have a feeling this one is going to get a lot worse before it gets any better. And we still seem to be missing the core issue--will those 300 military men and women's vote count in the election?
In a related story: Cosby Has Harsh Words for Black Community
"I can't even talk the way these people talk, 'Why you ain't,' 'Where you is' ... and I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk," Cosby said then. "And then I heard the father talk ... Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth."
Bravo to you, Bill Cosby! I know that it takes a village to raise a child, but a lot of the influence comes from the home. Thank you for standing up and saying that parents need to take responsibilty. And it's not just black parents--but all parents. Thank you, Mr. Cosby. Well-spoken.
Military bases put on alert for GPS Coke cans
FOX is already gearing up for a new reality special--When Summer Promotions Attack!
Of course, this special will still be ten times better than Quadruplets
No, that's not a screen capture of the opening credit for TNG...
The photos of Saturn
and its rings
from Cassini-Huygens space probe are spectacular.
$40.5 million payday for new and improved 'Spider-Man'
Spidey-2 is raking in the cash! Based on the good word I keep hearing about it, it should make a ton of cash this weekend, thus ensuring that we'll get Spider-Man 3
Guys get chance to go wild for cameras
I guess it was only a matter of time....
Alias to drop Rimbaldi plotlines
All I can say is, Hallelujah! The Rimbaldi plotline, while interesting at first, became an albatross this season. I'm not saying a show can't have a mytology and a continuity, but when it gets as complex as this one has, it can destroy it. Just see any of the last three or so seasons of The X-Files
Yanks send Bosox reeling again
It's only July, but the way the Yankees celebrated this one, you'd think it was a trip to the World Series on the line. And maybe, in a way, it is. After the last two defeats, the Red Sox are probably demoralized. 8 1/2 games back on July 1st isn't that bad, I suppose, unless you're the Red sox and looking up at the Yankees. There just seems to be some kind of pyschological block to the Red Sox beating the Yankees. I hate to agree with a lot of the sports pundits, but the Red Sox season may be done. We'll see what happens. (Meanwhile, I stand by my prediction of Tampa Bay going to the World Series!)
Meanwhile, a new blog for radio in Nashville has started up. Nashville Radio Gossip
. Should be fun!
by Tim Chavez, reminds us all about the little patriotic things in our world that go unnoticed and unreported. Really puts me in the mood to celebrate and appreciate what the 4th of July means.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/02/2004 10:34:00 AM