It’s been recently reported that Tyra Banks wanted to shake up things on her long running show, America’s Next Top Model, due to sagging ratings. In an effort to shake things up, Banks fired multiple people from her staff, including three of the most prominent faces connected to the show: Jay Manuel, “Miss” J. Alexander and Nigel Barker. Hollywood.com is reporting that the contracts for these three has not been renewed.
After having a successful show for nineteen years, is Ms. Banks being greedy by trying to revamp her show in order to make more money? Is she greedy and evil like the corporations that liberals complain about all the time? After all, those three cast members have been there with her since the beginning. Some could argue that they helped make the show as successful as it was…so why toss them to the side when the going gets tough? Why not continue to invest in them and “hope” the show gets better? Or is terminating people and attempting to remodel your brand only evil when corporations do it?
Oh…since Tyra is a “member” of the one percent, will she soon be occupied by the 99 percent? Ooops… I forgot, Tyra Banks is a liberal, so that good ole double standard applies!
The state of Georgia has recently passed a law that would require welfare recipients to be drug tested. Apparently, Republicans were for the law and Democrats were against it. One question: Why would Democrats be against such a common sense measure? Are they playing political games again and trying to appeal to the welfare crowd in hopes of keeping and expanding a voting bloc?
Isn’t it common sense to ensure that tax dollars are not being wasted on crack, meth, marijuana or other drugs? After all, citizens are paying taxes out the wazoo to support the entitlement crowd. Why not make sure that whoever is receiving benefits are not using it to buy drugs?
Many working in the private sector are drug tested all the time, so why treat welfare recipients differently?
Democrats state that this requirement would cause a burden to the recipients. The law will require recipients to pay for the test which runs $30.00 to $35.00, but if the test returns negative, then the recipient would be reimbursed with their first benefit check. Since the recipient is being reimbursed, no burden is created in actuality. And of course, Democrats are also using their typical rhetoric by claiming that Republicans are simply trying to “bash the poor”.
A similar bill was passed by the state of Florida, but of course the ACLU stepped in on behalf of a recipient that refused the testing. The Florida law has now been put on hold by a federal judge because it supposedly violates the Fourth Amendment: unreasonable search and seizure.
When did welfare become a right under the Constitution? And if the practice of drug testing is constitutional for the private sector employee, why wouldn’t it be for a welfare recipient? After all, those private sector employees are footing the bill for the welfare recipient.
We don’t see such a fuss over drug testing in the private sector simply because people prefer to work. And if one isn’t doing drugs, what’s the big deal?
I’m glad states are beginning to clamp down, or are at least trying to. The next step should be implementing strict oversight to tackle welfare fraud.
It’s time the feds let states govern themselves and stop using the Constitution to block things that are indeed constitutional, but simply not liked by Democrats. It seems the only time Democrats actually care about the Constitution is when they try to use it wrongly through their political games.
Now that George Zimmerman has been arrested for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, will there finally be an end to massive eruption of chaos that we’ve been witnessing over the last month? The answer to that may very well depend on the verdict.
For those who have already tried, convicted and sentenced Zimmerman, a guilty verdict will most likely be cheered; however, a not guilty verdict could unleash havoc by that same crowd. Several black, liberal-minded individuals have reported that anything less than a guilty verdict will not suffice as justice. In other words, the jury’s determination could be disregarded if it’s a not guilty verdict… and that’s AFTER they’ve heard all the evidence.
There is already talk of whether or not the Judge Jessica Recksiedler should recuse herself from the case due to a conflict of interest. And given the circus that has surrounded this case, there is a real concern that Zimmerman may not be able to get a fair trial. Is there an impartial jury in Florida? Due to the national attention this case has garnered, can twelve people be found anywhere who is absolutely neutral-- not pro Zimmerman or pro Martin, but pro justice? Perhaps they can, but not easily.
I certainly hope that an impartial jury can be found for the sake of justice. I would hate to see a guilty man walk free just as much as I’d hate to see an innocent man put behind bars.
Zimmerman’s arrest seems to have birthed a brand new barrage of questions: Was the arrest political? Is the special prosecutor trying to appease the black community? Is the special prosecutor trying to make a name for herself? And the most important question of all— Will we really ever know what happened that night…the absolute truth?
As the race baiters are sucking the case dry, the opportunistic politicians and/or activists are jumping on board to make the case for anti gun laws and for taking a second look at Florida’s “stand your ground” law. One thing is for sure; Martin’s murder has been and will continue to be exploited in every way imaginable.
What will it take for our nation to move forward from this latest race laced storm? There is no one answer, but at some point, perhaps we need to reach a generation of children and teach them the truth; true American history so that they will understand that blacks were more than slaves; whites were also slaves in this country; the role political parties played in history relative to blacks and the importance of a strong family unit.
One might think that these things are not connected to this case, but they are. The absence of truth created an opportunity for minds to be molded and conditioned to a certain way of thinking. This is why this case has galvanized our nation and divided us along racial and even political lines.
Truth is powerful and it’s healing. Only truth can lead us to less racial division and less Trayvon Martin type deaths and far less of those senseless types of murders that occur every year but get no public outcry. This case doesn’t affect the outrageous number of murders in black communities; this case has not addressed the true atrocity in black neighborhoods at all; the black on black crime.
NBC recently issued an apology regarding the way the 911 call placed by George Zimmerman was edited, and they have fired the producer responsible for the editing. This is far too little, and far too late.
Many believe that the editing was done intentionally to increase ratings. Given the frenzy around this story, they succeeded.
It seems the liberal media loves to sensationalize stories that are perceived to show racism, and now we know that if there is no actual racism, they will manufacture it.
We all should be wondering how many other times have news agencies deliberately altered the news to make it more “interesting”. It’s probably a safe bet to say that what NBC did is not a first occurrence.
The nation seems to be more racially divided today than during the sixties. NBC and other broadcasters who chose to erroneously report the events surrounding Trayvon Martin’s shooting must realize their role in this divide. Is NBC “sorry” for this circumstance? Probably not. Perhaps NBC should apologize to the seventy-eight year old gentleman that was attacked by black youth as they chanted “this is for Trayvon”.
If the evidence shows that Zimmerman did indeed act in self defense, and no charges will be brought against him, we could very well see riots break out. Will NBC say sorry for any damage to property or loss of life due to them setting this racially fueled fire? If there is loss of life due to their manufactured reports, NBC will have blood on their hands.
NBC and many others have flagrantly exploited and pimped the death of Trayvon Martin. And they will continue to do so without remorse or accountability.
Will the American public hold NBC accountable? Probably not. Many are still too engulfed in the racial element to even grasp that the whole race angle was manufactured. The damage has been done. We can only hope that damage can be stopped and maintained at its current level.
Remember, the edited 911 tape was only part of the problem. The photo of Zimmerman and Martin that showed Zimmerman’s mug shot and Martin when he was 12yrs old, side by side, was also a part of the scam. And the constant reference to Zimmerman being White was another part.
“Sorry” is beyond inadequate, NBC. The genie is out of the bottle. There will be a large segment of the population who will always see Zimmerman as the white racist criminal who murdered a little black boy in cold blood as he walked from the store with a bag full of skittles; the story that NBC longed for.