I have a day job, a lovely wife, and 2 1/2 kids. Long story short, while I'd love to blog about every story of interest I come across, I simply cannot. That doesn't mean these stories aren't convo provoking though. So here's some links. Read the stories, and start your own threads in the comments section.
Sellout-assed Larry Elder Plays "Blame The Victim" In Trayvon Martin Case [Mediaite] - "Radio host Larry Elder stopped by Good Day LA on Tuesday, where he offered his perspective on the case surrounding Trayvon Martin and his alleged shooter, George Zimmerman. Elder, however, offered perspective that shifted from the common narrative surrounding the teen’s death. This morning, Good Day LA shared a poll showing that 89 percent of the show’s viewers agreed that the Justice Department should look into the Trayvon Martin case. “There’s a big outcry,” Elder observed, “and I think, for PR purposes, we have to look as if we’re concerned about whether or not this 17-year-old was killed."Question: What do you think about these stories?!?
Trayvon Martin’s Friend Recounts Call With Martin Moments Before Death [Mediaite] - "According to phone logs, Trayvon Martin‘s 16-year-old girlfriend was on the phone with him moments before he was shot. ABC News is reporting the details the girl, who wished to remain anonymous, told Martin’s family attorney. She recalls Martin saying a man was watching him — and that she told Martin to run."
Santorum Criticizes Obama Over Malia’s Mexico Trip: Presidents Must ‘Set An Example’ [Mediaite] - "Today, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum chastised President Barack Obama for allowing his teen daughter Malia to take a trip to Mexico despite travel warnings issued by the State Department. Santorum told Glenn Beck that it’s important for the President and his administration to set an example for others."
Staff sergeant held in Afghan massacre was found liable in financial fraud [WashPost] - "The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, figure prominently in the still-evolving portrait of Robert Bales, the Army staff sergeant being held in a massacre of 16 villagers in southern Afghanistan. Like many others, Bales enlisted out of a sense of civic responsibility, his friends and attorney have said. But Bales’s decision to join the Army also came at a pivotal point in his pre-military career — a career as a stock trader that appears to have ended months after he was accused of engaging in financial fraud while handling the retirement account of an elderly client in Ohio, according to financial records."
Kendall Marshall still questionable [ESPN] - "Top-seeded North Carolina is preparing "100 percent" to play without point guard Kendall Marshall on Friday in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinals, coach Roy Williams said Tuesday. There is still a chance that the Cousy Award finalist -- who had surgery Monday to insert a screw into his fractured right wrist -- could play against 13th seeded Ohio. But right now, Williams said, he has "no idea" what factors will indicate whether Marshall can play, because he's in uncharted territory."