In theory, the media is supposed to be unbiased and neutral. That is unless the entity is liberal NBC who seems to have decided to author its own version of the Pledge of Allegiance. On Sunday, NBC decided to cut the words "under God" from the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance that accompanied the beginning of its coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Championship. In fact, this happened twice during the show's introduction.
Baptist Minister Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in 1892. The words, "Under God" was added in the 1950's. The current accepted form of the Pledge of Allegiance contains the words "Under God."
NBC apologized during the coverage after the network was bombarded with phone calls, threats of boycott, emails, texts and tweets. Responding quickly to the barrage of negative reaction, commentator Dan Hicks issued the following apology on the air:
"We began our coverage of this final round just about three hours ago and when we did it was our intent to begin the coverage of this U.S. Open Championship with a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship being held in our nation’s capital for the third time. Regrettably, a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance that was in that feature was edited out. It was not done to upset anyone and we’d like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it."
A more lame excuse is unimaginable! The reason NBC quickly apologized is because of huge adverse reaction to the omission of "Under God."
Whether you agree or disagree with the Pledge of Allegiance is immaterial. The media and especially NBC have a obligation to be neutral and unbiased, a fact that seems to confuse NBC.
Watch the news for the newest thug crimes. They use Twitter to tweet a location and time. Then, they form "en masse" outside the store and groups of thirty to forty people go inside, grab what they can and run out the door. This has been happening in Washington, D.C., Detroit and L.A. Where's "Podium Al" Sharpton when you need him? This could easily be stopped with a machine gun!
The News As I See It: Defense Secretary Robert Gates says that al-Qaida’s new leader will be hunted down and killed just like bin Laden. They think he may be in Pakistan. They know that because Pakistan says they have no idea where he is.
Photos of Congressman Anthony Weiner have surfaced of him cross-dressing in college, in bra and pantyhose, proving that even back then he knew he wanted to be a Congressman.
Companies are bringing back jobs to the U.S. that have been outsourced to India for years. So the next time you call tech support, you might actually get someone who speaks perfect English — and knows nothing about computers.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is getting divorced. Apparently, he just needed some space.
A woman in Colorado gave birth at a 7-Eleven. People at the store were like, "Oh my God, this is gross." And then they were like, "Hey look, there's a woman having a baby."
A company in Virginia has a new DNA test than can predict your child’s athletic skills. Here’s the test: If you’re a child and you know what DNA is, you’re not an athlete.
This Date In History: 1756; British soldiers were thrown into the cell known as the "Black Hole of Calcutta." 1782; The Great Seal of the United States was adopted. 1819; The 320-ton Savannah became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. 1837; Queen Victoria ascended the British throne.
1863; West Virginia became the 35th state in the United States. 1893; Lizzie Borden, accused of murdering her parents, was found innocent by a jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts. 1967; Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.
Picture Of The Day: Today's pics are rather self explanatory.....that is, to everyone except NBC...
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) The skunk has replaced the Eagle as the
new symbol of the American Presidency. It’s half black, half white, and everything it does stinks! 2) I don't do drugs. I get the same effect just standing up too fast. 3) People who complain about the way the ball bounces are usually the ones who dropped it. 4) Rap is to music as Etch-A-Sketch is to art. 5) It ain't the jeans that make your ass look fat.....and that's five !
Today's Birthday Horoscope: Gemini - June 20th: That special item you bought at the garage sale makes a big change in your life when you're charged with having passed a counterfeit twenty dollar bill in order to buy it. This may be a good week to wear a disguise, but don't do that cross dressing thing again....ever!
Birthdays: My pal Myra - Happy Birthday Baby! 19XX, Jacques Offenbach, composer 1819, Lloyd Augustus Hall, chemist 1894, Lillian Hellman, American dramatist 1905, Audie Murphy, actor 1924, Olympia Dukakis, actress 1931, José Alexandre “Xanana” Gusmão, revolutionary leader 1946.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A husband and his wife had a bitter quarrel on the day of their wedding anniversary. The husband gave his wife a gift - a tombstone, with the inscription: "Here Lies My Wife - Cold As Ever." Later, the furious wife bought a return present - also a tombstone, on which the inscription read: "Here Lies My Husband - Stiff At Last."
A man comes home from work and finds his wife admiring her breasts in the mirror. He asks, "What are you doing?" She replies, "I went to the doctor today, and he told me I have the breasts of a 25 year old." The husband retorts, "Well, what did he say about your big fat ass?" She replied, "Frankly dear, your name never came up."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pals Frances, Garnett and Victor for their contributions to today's stories.
An Alabama preacher said to his congregation, "Someone in this congregation has spread a rumor that I belong to the Ku Klux Klan . This is a horrible lie and one which a Christian community cannot tolerate I am embarrassed and do not intend to accept this. Now, I want the party who did this to stand and ask forgiveness from God and this Christian Family." No one moved.
The preacher continued, "Do you have the nerve to face me and admit this is a falsehood? Remember, you will be forgiven and in your heart you will feel glory. Now stand and confess your transgression." Again all was quiet.
Then slowly, a drop-dead gorgeous blonde with a body that would stop traffic rose from the third pew. Her head was bowed and her voice quivered as she spoke, "Reverend there has been a terrible misunderstanding. I never said you were a member of the Ku Klux Klan. I simply told a couple of my friends that you were a wizard under the sheets."
A blonde heard that milk baths would make her beautiful. She left a note for her milkman to leave 25 gallons of milk. When the milkman read the note, he felt there must be a mistake. He thought she probably meant 2.5 gallons. So he knocked on the door to clarify the point. The blonde came to the door and the milkman said, "I found your note asking me to leave 25 gallons of milk. Did you mean 2.5 gallons?"
The blonde said, "I want 25 gallons. I'm going to fill my bathtub up with milk and take a milk bath so I can look young and beautiful again." The milkman asked, "Do you want it pasteurized?" The blonde said, "No, just up to my boobs. I can splash it on my eyes."
A blonde goes over to her friend's house wearing a T.G.I.F. T-shirt. Her friend says, "Why are you wearing a Thank God It's Friday tee-shirt on Monday?" The blonde says, Crap! I didn't realize it was a religious tee-shirt. I thought it meant, "Tits Go In Front'."
That's it for today my pigeon toes. Remember, don't complain! Your garbage disposal probably eats better than thirty percent of the people in this world. More on Wednesday.
Stay Tuned !