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Jan 4th 2012 12:16PM This is why I hate to leave a comment on these sites. If anyone had really read my post they would understand that I was speaking an opinion. Mearly - I was not complaining and do not hold onto racism / Mike - it was not about race / Bensal it was not about race and I was not speaking for Jesus, I know Obama is part white my greatgrandfather is Portugese, but that was not taken into account when my Grandfather was in the Tuskegee Airmen and was treated worst than German Soldiers. All who commented on my views, I said that I like watching Tebow, I said I like him, I also was giving an opinion from someone who has been an American for the last 49 years, and based it on personal experience. It was a comparison between Tebow and others who are in the NFL. I was just saying that I have seen them pray for years as a fan. In my own city we had Reggie White and Bryan Dawkins, the former who was called the Minister of Defense because he was a minister, and the later who went to his knees and pointed to god after each great play. There was not the hoopla as is now shown with Tebow. It is not his fault, I was just making an observation and creating a discussion. That's why I clicked for people to leave replys in my e-mail. All those who gave critical comments back did not give and opportunity for me to respond. No worries, I will just stay off the internet comment sections, no one really wants to have and honest debate.
Dec 28th 2011 5:41PM It really fascinates me how much is made of this guy. As a fan of football, I like watching him, but this story has taken a entirely weird turn. If he was Obama those on the right would be talking about how people are making him out to be the second coming of Jesus. What disturbs me is how I have seen stories about how his upbringing was what separates him from those like Michael Vick and Vince Young. Though Mr. Vick had a sordid past due to his dog fighting history, he is a Christian, like Tebow, and always is thanking God for his "gifts" on the field. The only thing that separates these guys that I can see is race. Blacks are the most church going group in this country, but when there is talking about the "Moral Majority", or those who are religious, it always points to those who are white. Blacks football players have been crossing themselves, and kneeling to pray, (after games), for as long as I can remember. (I being 49 years old) Is this all of a sudden something new? Before some assume I am a what my politics is, let it be known that I am a black guy who voted for Ronald Reagan my first vote out of highschool. Have been registered Independent since then, and have voted for Dem. and Rep. candidates. It is just typical of what I have seen in America, a black becomes president the attacks begin, even his wife is attacked as being too strong. I like Tebow, but people are using him to portray a different message. That's why there are less blacks that vote for Rep., because they hold those same tainted views, that somehow if there is a white involved it is different. Mind you this is not all Rep., but the current crop of candidates have some history which concerns me. Minus Romney and Huntsman. Respect Tebow for his skills, don't make him a "White Hope".
Jun 10th 2011 10:31AM Remember when you "eat" too much pop you end up being full of s***......when you have egos like many stars have, why is there a wonder that they try to make it with everyone they see.
Apr 21st 2011 7:39AM I don't understand some of the comments about men and them doing make-up for thier girlfriends or wives. I am a single dad of a 9 yr old male, but have also been the step dad of a young lady since she was 4 years old. I braided her hair, put barrettes in to match her outfits, etc. etc. (BTW I am African American and she is also).....my ex was a former model and could put perfect make-up on in a few minutes. I watched and when she isn't feeling like doing it I do it for her. I have also put in glue in extensions, cut and styled her hair etc. I don't feel less of a man doing this. She has helped tune my 69 Roadrunner, with a 440 ci engine and six pack. We built the engine together, and restored the car also. Why not still together? Differences in plans for the future, but we still are friends, and I still help her when she needs help with make-up LOL
Jan 7th 2011 1:39PM My Goodness.........when we are in the aftermath of what "going for the money".....and "greed is good" effect had on our economy, for someone to proclaim a person has being less than intelligent for staying in school and achieving a degree in a field he obviously loves, is.....well....DUMB. Then we wonder why our students trail other countries in academics. Everything has to do with money. When they say you are from a "good" family, they are usually talking about wealth, as if poor people don't have "good families". Wonder what Mr. Whitley's parents think about his decision to write a column condemning another who seem to have priorities much greater than his?
Oct 29th 2010 1:53PM Let me preface by saying that I am a black person and agree with....."Hey Candy and Sam"........time must go by before the story will really be put out there...but this is an important issue that must not be lost.....blacks and whites will see this differently due to their different experiences....I have a friend who lives in a predominately white area, and had to go to the local police station one day with him because I was stopped so many time....Note: I am 48yr old blk man who drives a mini van with US Flag stickers...Marines sticker etc. When blacks see a siren behind them most wonder if the office is after them, even if they have not done anything....I have never been arrested or in the criminal system...but I live with this fear everyday, due the number of times I have been stopped for nothing.....my white friends don't have to deal with this.....think about it.
Feb 17th 2010 9:45AM What is the big deal. They complain about basketball players from highschool going straight to the pros, but who has the right to say that someone's child can't change his, and probably his entire families life by signing a contract, if it works out.
I personally disagree with them going, because they should get that college education if possible, and really learn the game. There are very few like Kobie and Lebron, most of them jump around from team to team then end up in Europe. Most have money issues down the line.
Even though I disagree, they have the right to make that decision. If they weigh the odds, between obtaining a 4 yr degree, and if they are lucky to come out of college and get a job, they might start at 40 - 50 thousand a year. A very good salary for anyone, but many times they might not find a job right away. Compare that to a minimum salary for a bench player of half a million. You can't honestly say that someone should turn it down, expecially if it is for something they love.
So many get a job, or take up a profession that they don't love, but pays pretty well or has job security. I know many doctors and lawyers personally that left the profession after many years to become photographers, painters, etc. Making far far less money, but obtaining happiness.
I watched this kid on the film, and he didn't impress me actually, but the college obviously saw something great in him. Why not give someone an opportunity. Most colleges require grades to stay on the team anyway, so they players are forced to, at least, perform the minimum in class.
All the father needs to be attentive to is that his remain a kid. Punishments, being yelled at for kids stuff, just like every other parent does, and he will be allright. LOL
Jan 29th 2010 9:24AM So this is what news is about? Ratings! What about content, is there a review of that? I do not watch ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC, FOX, or any of these "News" channels, because they are based on ratings. The choice of the anchor is based on ratings, and the content is based on ratings. You really don't learn anything of substance about what is going on, just what the producers call "breaking news". I watch PBS because more time is spent on the story, there is no left or right spin, and they have actual journalists working there instead of personalities. Ever since Ted Koppel left there has not been any real news on most of the network channels. He would give time for the stories on Nightline, and even pre-empt the following show if more time needed to be spent on a story or the guess had not completed his conversation. FOX has a obvious agenda, CNBC has an obvious agenda, and the networks are just thinking about ratings. I bet if you check the history of producers on those "shows", (and that is what they are shows), their experience is most likely in entertainment instead of news. The licenses of the networks come up for renewal regularly, and they have to prove that they work for the public good, how is chasing ratings on a news show working for the public good? Edward R Murrow would not be reporting on Tiger Woods, the many "reality" show performers, or using TMZ - InTouch Weekly, etc as sources. No wonder Jay Leno gets so many people for Jay Walking that know nothing about what is actually going on.
Jan 4th 2010 10:01AM ......I also believe in god and have faith in Jesus.........but it amazes me when many of these people who are conservatives try to tell someone that they should turn to Christianity, but are totally un christ like......always attacking others, which Christ preached against, but then calling themselves Christians......no abortion....but it is fine to kill Muslims, Arabs.......or make accusations against the president that are false because you hate his policies......LEFT OR RIGHT.....
Jan 4th 2010 9:57AM This is the issue I have with Fox.....I am not Conservative or Liberal, I voted for Reagan, and also for Obama......and have voted for Republicans and Democrats.....when I first started watching the Fox Sunday "News" show, I thought Bret Hume had become a Republican party spokes person, like George Stephanopolus became a news person after the Clinton administration. (I missed the first part of the show)....I didn't have a problem with that, but when I tuned in the next week I was amazed that the title he had at that time was in charge of News, (I think he is now a Senior Political Analyst), but they continue to deny that they are leaned toward the Republican party or people on the Right of the political spectrum. Even Rush Limbaugh said in an interview on that show, that Fox was part of the conservative media, (he mentioned them along with talk radio and other conservative hosts, explaining that before the shows he mentioned, that there was not a strong conservative voice in the media. I remember disliking Sam Donaldson, because he was so blantantly Left wing. This is the same attitude I have about Fox. They can say "fair and balanced" all they want, but as an impartial person, I see them obviously as a voice of Republicans, Right wing political people, etc. Just like Chris Matthews is toward the Left wing. This is why I watch only PBS for my real news. They are inparticial, and I love to watch Mark Shields and David Brooks, left/right perspective. They have some opposite views, but are always respectful, unlike many of the Fox commentators, and MSNBC commentators. They also spend more time, and you actually see them giving their guests time to talk instead of interupting them due to time constrants, and actually say, "I'm sorry, please continue" when they do break in...unheard of on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, etc. No wonder people don't trust the media.