Phil Mickelson’s stunning back nine at Muifield in Scotland separated him from the pack as he went on to win his first British Open. It is Phil’s 5th Major Championship (3 Masters, 1 PGA). Mickelson has placed 2nd in the U.S. Open on six different occasions.
WAMZ morning superstar Mel’s response: “It gives me more than a little joy to think someone out there considers you my personal secretary. XXOO Mel”
An Oakland TV anchor was pranked by someone pretending to be an NTSB spokesperson following the San Francisco crash of Asiana flight 214. The newscaster read the “names” of four Asian pilots without proofreading the obviously sarcastic material.
My guess is that a prankster called in the information right before airtime and a naive producer typed the names into the prompter system for the anchor so that the station would be the first to report this Breaking News.
No word on whether anyone was fired for the racially tinged prank.
This chick below may be the worst pantomime in the history of low graphics television.
The acquittal of George Zimmerman, a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain who shot African American Trayvon Martin in a gated Florida community, has infuriated a segment of Americans who believe Zimmerman racially profiled Martin.
The FBI interviewed more than three dozen people and filed a 300 page report concluding that Zimmerman’s actions were not racially motivated. The FBi conducted a parallel probe to determine if Martin’s civil rights were violated.
The loss of 17-year-old Martin’s life is tragic, heartbreaking, and deplorable. Only Zimmerman and Martin know exactly what transpired that night.
The facts of the case were presented to a 6 woman jury and they deliberated 16 hours before finding Zimmerman not guilty on charges of 2nd degree murder or manslaughter.
I agree with those who refuse to offer an opinion on the outcome of the case. I was not there. I don’t know what was said or what actions and reactions actually occurred.
Here are affirming opinions from some of America’s top legal experts.
The larger point is to avoid allowing emotion to skew with America’s basic legal principles. Doing so risks putting more minorities in prison by giving prosecutors heightened power.
As a member of a free society, I acknowledge that there is potential danger in allowing everyone these very freedoms.
As a father, husband, brother, and neighbor, I also understand the need to be able to protect my family, friends, neighbors, and myself.
Here is a section of the 2012 Florida statutes pertaining to STAND YOUR GROUND.
“(3) A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.”
Just as in the Zimmerman trial, I put my faith in the law and judicial system that sustains those laws.
God rest the soul of Trayvon Martin and every one of the 32,000 other lives ended by gun violence, suicide, or accident every year in the United States of America.
As a white person, I cannot even begin to understand the added burden of being Black in America. All I can do is listen, read, and learn from some of the village elders of a culture that is both beautiful and beleaguered.
Noted cultural commentator Bill Cosby gets the last word on the verdict.
Dude…that’s thoughtful of you but there’s no sense in getting killed over a coffee mug. But thanks!
How in the world did Mexico pass the United States as the fattest country in the world?