I was sent this in an email and thought that some of you will find it accurate.
The year is 2016 and the United States has just elected the first woman president who happens to be from Kentucky. A few days after the election the president-elect, whose name is Debra, calls her father and says, “So, Dad, I assume you will be coming to my inauguration?”
“I don’t think so. It’s a 10 hour drive.”
“Don’t worry about it Dad, I’ll send Air Force One. And a limousine will pick you up at your door.”
“I don’t know… everybody will be so fancy. What would your mother wear?”
“Oh Dad,” replies Debra, ‘I’ll make sure she has a wonderful gown custom-made by the best designer in Washington .”
“Honey,” Dad complains “you know I can’t eat those rich foods you eat.”
The President-to-be responds, ” Don’t worry Dad. The entire affair will be handled by the best caterer in Washington; I’ll ensure your meals are salt free. You and Mom just have to be there.”
So Dad reluctantly agrees, and on January 20, 2017, Debra is being sworn in as President of the United States . In the front row sits the new President’s Dad and Mom.
Dad, noticing the senator sitting next to him, leans over and whispers, “You see that woman over there with her hand on the Bible, becoming President of the United States.”
The Senator whispers back, “You bet I do.”
Dad says proudly, “Her brother played basketball for Kentucky.”
The NCAA continues to delay a follow-up decision on Enes Kanter’s eligibility while making some of the most erratic decisions for Ohio State and Auburn football players. I don’t have the heart to go into great detail, others can do that for us.
If the NCAA didn’t have a monopoly position they’d be out of business. It’s interesting to see how an organization responsible to no one but themselves makes decisions that bounce around from the incredibly dull and mundane to the outrageously inept.
So where is the “official” rule that says how much money received by a person in a foreign country is too much money? Oh, so you’re saying there isn’t one? And you just made that up as you went along?!?
John Wall wasn’t always the superstar he is today. Thursday night he’ll be the NBA’s #1 draft pick selected by the Washington Wizards. But LeBron, Kobe and others had much larger followings and hype at younger ages. They, however, didn’t have to deal with what John had to deal with.
Eric Prisbell writes a piece on Wall’s early life that shows all the world what John went through coming up. But what might be more noteworthy than the story, is the fact that Mr. Prisbell put his own career and press he’d get from the story ahead of the feelings of the person he was covering.
It wasn’t the writers job to uncover all the details behind Wall’s father’s time in prison and then relay them to John for the first time after John’s own Mother never relayed those facts to John. Nor did John attempt to find them out himself.
I think that’s selfish and fairly typical of today’s journalists who put their own agenda ahead of what’s best for our nation’s people.