Posts Tagged ‘Suspended’

Acosta got what he deserved

Posted by Troy on 8th November 2018 in Current Events, Political

I would have banned Acosta a long time ago.  My break moment would have come at the White House Easter Egg Roll.  Acosta sought conflict on a day that was meant to be a fun day for children at the White House, and I would have pulled his credentials and had him escorted off the grounds.

Acosta was acting with a total lack of decorum.  As soon as he touched the intern, he sealed his fate.  That was inexcusable.  That girl was only doing her job.  While the touch was slightly more than incidental, it is inexcusable.  The Press is there as a courtesy to them and to the American people.  They have no right to be there.  They do not.  You want to believe they do, maybe, but you would be wrong.  Freedom of the press means they can write and say whatever they want.  They have no right to access.  That is something that Presidents give to them.  It can be taken away.  With that as a background, Acosta should have passed the microphone.  His tone was a total lack of respect, as it always is.  Trump tolerated that.  He should have passed the mic, but he persisted, and Trump tolerated that.  The intern went in to take the mic, which is akin to giving someone the hook.  As soon as he pushed her arm away, that was something that Trump could no longer tolerate.  His body language changed and he stepped away from the podium.  The look on that intern’s face said it all.

The White House Correspondents Association is wrong to take Acosta’s side.  What they are basically saying is that their members should be allowed to act asinine, hog the mic which is a disrespect to the other journalists there, and commit light assault with no repercussions.  This stance means that they condone such behavior.  They are on the wrong side of this argument, and they demean their other members by supporting a member who had crossed the line.  And before you say “All for one and one for all!” or any other stupidity, I would like to remind you that they all came down hard when Daily Caller’s Neil Munro interrupted Obama.  But I guess that’s different.  That was Obreezy.  A’ight?

I guarantee, if any reporter from Fox had treated Obama with anything approaching the way Acosta treats Trump, they would have been GONE and there would have been universal condemnation.  Don’t pretend that this is anything other than Trump hate.

Long Live the Constitution!

Metta World Peace Suspended for seven games

Posted by Troy on 24th April 2012 in Current Events

Whoop de doo!  Seven games, wow.

His attack on a fellow player was vicious and intentional.  You can see the arc of his arm swing change from a down movement to an up, out, and back.  It was intentional.  He saw an opportunity to take someone out, and he took the shot.  Such a mentality should not be in the NBA.  There are hundreds of college students graduating that would love to take his spot.  He should be kicked out of the NBA for good.  Attacking anyone in the game should not be tolerated.

Before he was Metta World Peace, he was known as Ron Artest.  He was the player that rushed into the stands and attacked the fans.  That is the cardinal sin.  If you are a team owner, that is something that should never be allowed.  That was when the league should have kicked him out.  Fans are the life blood of any sports team.  You hire security to deal with rowdy fans throwing drinks.  Unless a fan comes out of the stands and physically attacks a player, there is no excuse for a player to ever hit a fan.  Even then, I’d give a player a bonus if they refrained from attacking until security grabbed the attacker.

Regardless of ability, we need to start holding people to a higher standard.  Nietzsche’s superman does not exist, and if they did, they definitely would not be wearing any sort of jersey.