NPR terminated his contract on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 after he made the following remarks on The O'Reilly Factor two days earlier:
"Political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don't address reality. I mean, look Bill (O'Reilly), I'm not a bigot, you know the kind of books I've written on the civil rights movement in this country, but when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."
"Now, I remember also that when the Times Square bomber was at court, I think this was just last week. He said the war with Muslims, America's war is just beginning, first drop of blood. I don't think there's any way to get away from these facts. But I think there are people who want to somehow remind us all as President Bush did after 9/11, it's not a war against Islam."
NPR must really have their heads up their collective asses! Williams firing has been condemned by both conservatives and liberals, republicans and democrats, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and various major newspapers.
If I'm on any plane and I see anyone dressed in the attire associated with any group that has been even remotely associated with hijacking or blowing up airplanes, you can bet your sweet ass I'm going to be nervous! If the hierarchy at NPR feels that this type of thinking is irrational, then I suspect said hierarchy are assholes! Perhaps NPR would be more understanding if some of their families were among the people who were injured or died on September 11, 2001.
It is getting to the point that one can be fired from one's job any time that one does not follow the current rules of Political Correctness, whether right or wrong. Here's my thoughts on that: Stick political correctness where the sun don't shine!
Now that I've got that off my chest, I'd like to show you an exciting video that was sent to me by my pal, Wally. This video is a dance compilation from some of the finest dance routines in cinema and whoever did the editing has a terrific sense of timing. The video has been viewed over 3,300,000 times on YouTube. Remember to mute the sound on my music playlist on the left sidebar. The News As I See It: There is a big difference between a disappointing friend and a deadly enemy. Of course the Democrats are disappointing. That's what makes them Democrats. If they were any more frustrating they'd be your relatives. But in this country they are all that stands between you and darkest night. You know why their symbol is the letter "D"? Because it's a grade that means good enough, but just barely. You know why the Republican symbol is "R"? Because it's the noise a pirate makes when he robs you and feeds you to a shark.
The White House canceled President Obama’s visit to a Sikh temple because you have to cover your head, and they thought pictures of Obama in a turban may fuel rumors that he’s a Muslim. It’s the same reason he canceled Turban Tuesdays at the Rose Garden.
A bird in the hand makes blowing your nose difficult.
This Date In History: 1797; Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute jump from a balloon. 1836; Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas. 1954; West Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 1962; President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
1973; Spanish cellist, conductor, and composer Pablo Casals died in Puerto Rico, at age 96. 1979; Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi, the deposed Shah of Iran, was allowed in the United States for medical treatment. This action led to the Iran hostage crisis.
A chicken coop always has two door. If it had four it would be a chicken sedan.
Picture Of The Day: I've been chided by some of my more liberal pals to pick on both parties equally so I picked one of my favorite subjects, Sarah Palin. Although she would not be my selection as a Republican opponent for Barack Obama, I like her style and gumption. More importantly, she's hot! Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) George Washington's brother, Murray, was the Uncle of Our Country. 2) People are living longer nowadays because when the "Angel of Death" calls, he generally gets an answering machine. 3) Obscenity is the crutch of inarticulate motherf#$@ers. 4) Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said; After marriage, he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it. 5) Had this been an actual emergency, we would have fled in terror and you would not have been notified......and that's five !
Birthdays: Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer and pianist 1811, Collis Potter Huntington, railroad builder 1821, Sarah Bernhardt, actress 1844, John Reed, journalist and radical 1887.
Doris Lessing, novelist 1919, Christopher Lloyd, actor 1938, Annette Funicello, actress 1942, Catherine Deneuve, actor 1943, Jeff Goldblum, actor 1952, Amanda Coetzer, tennis player 1971.
A flying saucer results when a nudist spills his coffee. The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: Three prospective church goers attend a meeting with the clergy of a local church and ask to become members. The three, an older couple, a middle age couple and a young newlywed couple are told that to become members it is required that they abstain from sex for two full weeks and then return. Two weeks pass and all three return and the clergyman asks each couple if they have fulfilled the requirement laid out at the first meeting.
The elderly gentleman says that they have and are ready to join the church. The middle age couple advise that the first week was okay but during the second week the husband had to sleep on the couch. Nonetheless, they made it and are ready to join the church.
The newlyweds hang their heads and the husband says, "Well, father, my wife was bending over taking something from the freezer the day after our meeting and I couldn't stop myself. I took her right on the spot." The clergyman says to the young couple, "I'm sorry but, you are forbidden from coming back to this church." The husband says, "I kinda figured that. We can't go back to the grocery store either."
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.A guy receives an ad in the mail for a golf resort where everything costs one dollar. He jumps at the offer and heads off for a weekend of fun in the sun. He arrives and plays a round of golf. It cost him a buck. When he goes for dinner that evening, it costs him another buck. His room is only a buck a day! The day before he's to check out, he heads out to play a last round and stops by the pro shop and charges a sleeve of three balls to his room.
When he's checking out next morning, he looks at the bill and sees: Golf: $1.00, Dinner: $1.00, Room: $1.00, Sleeve of golf balls: $3,000.00. He asks the Manager, "What is this all about? Everything is supposed to cost one dollar, and you charged me three thousand for three golf balls?"The manager says, "I'm sorry, sir, but you didn't read the fine print in our promotional brochure. That's what our golf balls cost."
The man said, Well, If I wanted to spend that kind of money, I could've gone to that luxury hotel across the street and paid them a thousand dollars a day for a room. At least I would've known what I was paying for!" The manager said, "That's right, sir, you could have. Over there they get you by the room. Over here we get you by the balls!"
A Frisbeterian believes that when you die your soul goes up to the roof and you can't get it back down. The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pals Cajun from Louisiana and Wally for their contributions to today's stories.
Adam was walking around the Garden of Eden feeling very lonely, so God asked Adam, "What is wrong with you?" Adam said, "Lord, I don't have anyone to talk to." God said, "Then I will give you a companion, and she will be called a 'woman'. This person will cook for you and wash your clothes, she will always agree with every decision you make."
God continued, " She will bear your children and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them. She will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you've had a disagreement. She will never have a headache, and will freely give 'love' and compassion whenever needed. She will never question your behaviour or the company you keep. She will support you and understand that you have important decisions to make throughout your life and don't have time for nonsense."
Adam asked God, "What will this woman cost?" God said, "An arm and a leg." Adam said, "What can I get for a rib?"
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Eve's Side Of The Story: After three weeks in the Garden of Eden, God came to visit Eve and asked, "So, how is everything going?" Eve replied, "It is all so beautiful, God. The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, the smells, the sights, everything is wonderful, but I have just one problem. It's these three breasts you have given me. The middle one pushes the other two out and I am constantly knocking them with my arms, catching them on branches and snagging them on bushes. They're a real pain."
Eve went on to tell God that since many other parts of her body came in pairs, such as her limbs, eyes, ears, etc, she felt that having only two breasts might leave her body more 'symmetrically balanced."
God said, "That's a fair point, but it was my first shot at this, you know. I gave the animals six breasts, so I figured that you needed only half of those, but I see that you are right. I will fix it up right away.' And God reached down, removed the middle breast and tossed it into the bushes.
Three weeks passed and God once again visited Eve in the Garden of Eden. God said, "Well, Eve, how is my favorite creation?" Eve replied, "Just fantastic, but for one oversight. You see, all the animals are paired off. The ewe has a ram and the cow has her bull. All the animals have a mate except me. I feel so alone."
God thought for a moment and said, "You know, Eve, you are right. How could I have overlooked this? You do need a mate and I will immediately create a man from a part of you. Let's see......where did I put that useless boob?"
A happily married man is one who understands every word his wife didn't say.
A preacher was telling his congregation that anything they could think of, old or new, was discussed somewhere in the Bible and that the entirety of the human experience could be found there. After the service, he was approached by a woman who said, "Preacher, I don't believe the Bible mentions PMS."
The preacher replied that he was sure it must be there somewhere and that he would look for it. The following week after service, the preacher called the woman aside and showed her a passage which read....."And Mary rode Joseph's ass all the way to Bethlehem."
That's it for today my little tiger lilies. Remember, genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
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