Tuesday Morning News Roundup
I'm not sure why I like this cartoon. It may be because everyone should be outraged over the violence that is ongoing in Syria.
For more than 30 years I've been talking about the role of historically black colleges in American society. Historically, when minorities, and specifically blacks, had nowhere else to go black colleges were essential. Now I'm not so sure. I simply don't know. What happens when an historically black college hires a white football coach? Is that bad or good?
A couple days ago, I posted video evidence that replacement referees can miss the simplest and easiest of NFL calls. On Monday night, we had more evidence that replacement referees are not up to the pressure of the NFL. The last play of the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks was a typical Hail Mary pass. Jennings for the Green Bay Packers seems to come down with the football. The call seems to be relatively easy. Interception. Football goes to Green Bay. Game over. Unfortunately, the replacement referees didn't see it this way. Somehow, some way, they see this exact same replay and decided that the ball goes to Seattle. Touchdown. The Seattle Seahawks win the game. Seriously? This is simply a failure to know the rules of football or failure to perform under stressful circumstances. The bottom line – this is a failure of the NFL to deliver the high-quality product that we, the fans, have come to expect.
So what did Mitt Romney say in his video that was the most damning? How about - I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. David Corn from the Nation ran into a woman in a grocery store. She is the kind of person that we truly need to help as we try to figure out how to get this economy working for all Americans – But I know who you are, and I just want to say that Mitt Romney doesn't know what he's talking about. Not at all. I am college-educated, but look where I'm working now. I can't find a better job now. And, and (she went on to say…) I'm on food stamps. I didn't have a choice. I'm making about $12,000 a year now. And I need them. I work hard. And I'm looking for other work. But just because I'm on food stamps doesn't mean I'm not taking care of myself. Doesn't he know that? Doesn't he get it? (No, Mitt Romney does not get it. He does not understand.)