Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Musings With The Crew

  • If you follow sports at all, you have seen the story of Jeremy Lin.  The Asian-American point guard sensation came from nowhere to lead the New York Knicks to a 7 game winning streak.  The streak came to an end in a home loss to the New Orleans Hornets Friday night, in part due to Lin's 9 turnovers.  Here is a screen shot from after the game:

That's right, ESPN's headline after the loss by the Knicks was "Chink in The Armor".  Very nice.  ESPN has fired the employee responsible for the headline, as well as suspending on-air commentator Max Bretos, who used the same phrase in a discussion of Lin.  

  • Time to give credit where credit is due.  Supermodel Cindy Crawford has decided to end her 10 year old daughter's budding modeling career, saying "at this point she's too young to pursue a career...".  Kaia Crawford's Versace ad did generate some criticism, including in a recent Monday Musings.  Not only are Cindy's parenting instincts on target, her political ones are as well.  After supporting Barack Obama in 2008, Crawford has gone on record as having switched party affiliations to the GOP and has endorsed Mitt Romney in the Republican primary.  
  • Not to be outdone by Ms. Crawford.....Sir Paul McCartney revealed in a recent Rolling Stone interview that he has given up smoking pot at age 69 in order to be a better example for his 8 year old daughter.  McCartney is quoted as saying "When you're bringing up a youngster, your sense of responsibility does kick in, if you're lucky, at some point"  Gee Paul, ya think?  
  • Interesting political tidbit from Germany last week.  German President Christian Wulff resigned on Friday, after being embroiled in a series of scandals.  Included in those were charges that Wulff's frequent holidays were paid for by businessmen, that he had received favorable loans because of his position, and that he had criticized media outlets that were reporting on his actions.  Hmmm, does that sound familiar to anybody else?  
    • Lavish vacations paid for by others.....check
    • Favorable loan terms unavailable to others.....check
    • Attacking media that criticizes his actions....check
               Oh yeah, now I remember.....this guy does that kind of stuff all the time

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered flags throughout the state flown at half-staff this weekend during Whitney Houston's funeral service.  There are many things I love about Chris Christie.  This was not one of them.  In a related story, a cocaine addict was found dead from overdose in a Newark alleyway over the weekend.  The B-2 flyover is scheduled for tomorrow.

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