Some random questions – What do you think?
There seems to be a lot of emphasis on the name of a football team. Dare I say, Redskins? I’d like to know … Why is it so offensive? What’s wrong with having red skin? It’s just as good as white skin. Or black skin. Or brown skin. Or yellow skin. I truly believe we’re all equal. It sounds to me that the folks protesting so violently are the true bigots. I’ve known a number of native American people. They’re some of the finest folks I’ve met. They’re proud and rightfully so. Not one has ever told me, “I’m ashamed of my skin tone.” The real question – Is the whole issue just another attempt to divide the American people for slimy political reasons?
Phil S.? Bob C.? FCC & Georgetown U. shysters?
Is anyone else getting tired of electronic media programing that’s supposed to be news, but that’s indoctrination, not education? The networks, cable channels, and (sigh) even local news are so laced with agendas that they’re more slanted than the Tower of Pisa. Should the media be free to express opinions? Absolutely! Should they be required to differentiate between opinion and news? Yep! The news destroyers use connotation to warp meanings of the message they deliver. Some are really good at semantically misleading people and using eloquent delivery to camouflage used bull food. Anyone else think that what masquerade’s as news programs would make episodes of a TV sitcom titled Adventures in Fantasy?
ABC? CBS? CNN? Fox? MSNBC? NBC?
Like most people who vote, I get deluged with manure around election time. Most of it is how bad the other guy is, not what the candidate running the ad stands for. I’m sure this is the work of the political consultants … you know, those people who don’t care if they destroy the country as long as they can charge outlandish fees. The problem is, even the small amount of information a candidate provides while “running” isn’t verifiable after he occupies office. Here’s the question … Should a candidate’s voting record be published weekly on TV, on radio, and in the newspaper? Oh, you can find it if you really want to dig it out of congressional records, etc., but who has time for that? If we could easily find out what our elected officials were actually achieving, or not, things might change. I tried going to my local NBC/ABC affiliate to suggest it would be a great and inexpensive public service, but got the same level of interest an eighty year old woman would receive in a bathing suit contest.
What do you folks think?