Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Charles Barkley Says There Are Only 5 Real Jobs In The World, Explains Why We Should Never Be Miserable
Charles Barkley went on the "Mike Missanelli Show" in Philadelphia last week and talked about his philosophy on life.
He revealed some interesting things about himself, like he never lets anyone buy him a drink because no one bought him drinks when he was poor, and he always talks to random strangers who come up to him because most of them are really good people.
The best part was when he talked about how great his own life is, and how there are only five real jobs in the world — teacher, policeman, fireman, doctor, soldier. It was a monologue delivered with self-awareness, in his signature style.
Chuck's the best (via 975 The Fanatic):
Man, life is great. Now think about this: Those people got shot down in the plane the other day. You saw the other plane crash over there the other day. Like, it's over. And if you spent your whole life being a miserable person ... like, I tell people, when I die I want to just say, 'Man, this has been amazing.'
I've lived 51 years. I've lost two brothers. One died at birth and one died four or five years ago.
We got great lives. Why would we be miserable? I'll tell you, there's five real jobs in the world: teacher, fireman, policeman, doctor, and someone who's in the armed services. Those are five real jobs. I dribbled a basketball my entire life, and now I get paid to watch LeBron James and Kevin Durant play. You get paid to come in here and talk sports. You get to watch sports and come on the radio and talk about it. Man, we're winning. We're so blessed. You see stuff all that time that's, like, man, I'm so blessed.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.
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Smith's commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2's ''First Take'' last Friday about the NFL's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravensrunning back Ray Rice following charges he assaulted his now-wife. The remarks attracted widespread attention, including a stinging rebuke online from a fellow ESPN personality.
Smith issued an on-air apology Monday, saying it was the most egregious mistake of his career.
A day later, ESPN took action. The network's chief executive, John Skipper, told ESPN's staff in a memo it was done after a ''thoughtful discussion'' about appropriate actions with men and women in his company.
''I believe his apology was sincere and that he and we have learned from what we've collectively experienced,'' Skipper said.
Smith will not appear on ''First Take'' or ESPN radio until Aug. 6, the network said.
During the Rice discussion, Smith alluded to women in abuse cases when he said, ''Let's make sure we don't do anything to provoke wrong action ... we got to also make sure that you can do your part to do whatever you can do to make, to try to make sure it doesn't happen again.''
Shortly after Smith's remarks, colleague Michelle Beadle responded on Twitter that ''I was just forced to watch this morning's First Take. A) I'll never feel clean again B) I'm not aware that I can provoke my own beating.''
Beadle, host of ESPN2's ''SportsNation,'' continued with a series of tweets. She said that ''Violence isn't the victim's issue. It's the abuser's. To insinuate otherwise is irresponsible and disgusting.''
Smith, during his apology, said it wasn't his intention to say that women could be responsible for their own abuse. ''It was not what I was trying to say,'' he said. ''Yet the failure to clearly articulate something different lies squarely on my shoulder.''
Smith didn't explain the point that he was trying to make.
ESPN frowns upon its personalities attacking each other on social media or other forums. But it did not announce any punishment for Beadle.
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Diaspora Messenger | July 30, 2014 |
Nairobi, Kenya: The rivalry between Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and Senator Johnstone muthama played out after the latter snubbed the county boss at a Wiper party meeting held in Nairobi.
During the Parliamentary Group meeting held at the party headquarters in Lavington yesterday, Muthama is reported to have refused to shake Dr Mutua’s hand at the end of the meeting. It was not clear if party leader Kalonzo Musyoka who was present witnessed the incident.
Muthama thereafter addressed journalists and termed the governor a rebel, contradicting an earlier statement by WiperDavid Musila on the existence of alleged party rebels within the party ranks.
“The issue of party rebels is just a rumour and such matters are discussed in National Executive Council meetings and not PG’s,” Musila had said earlier in the meeting.
Muthama contradicted Musila’s sentiments, saying: “To say that no party has rebels would be a lie but becoming a rebel is a personal choice.” Asked if he though Mutua is a rebel for opposing the call for a referendum, Muthama posed: “If you defy and oppose the decisions of the party that sponsored you, then what do you call yourself? Mutua has never really been part of CORD.”
Despite being Mutua’s biggest critic, Muthama insisted that he and the governor were not enemies.
“My job is an oversight one and that is what I have been doing. If I for example seeis not being used properly, then I will speak out,” he said.
The Wiper party has announced that it is still committed toreferendum that CORD is pushing for.
The members added they would support CORD’s decision to replace National Assembly’s Minority Whip and Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro with Wundanyi MP, Thomas Mwadeghu.
The meeting was attended by 15 MPs.
Speaking on behalf of the party after the meeting, Borabu MP Ben Momanyi insisted that the meeting’s agenda did not include discussions on party rebels or disciplinary action against governor Mutua, who has supposedly opposed the call for a referendum.
Other matters that were discussed at the meeting included the party’s annual delegates conference, which Momanyi said was still on course, adding that the dates would be announced at a later date.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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A section of men who turned up for free wives at Nambale shopping centre. [PHOTO|Leonard Acharry|West Fm]
Busia County: Men converged at Nambale Sub-County headquarters to be given wives during the weekend after getting word from unclear sources that the government was bringing free ladies from Ukambani.
Although President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law marriage Bill that allows men to marry more than one wife in April 2014, it seems many men are having problems of getting the best women from their midst to marry.
Men from as far as Bungoma and Siaya started arriving at the venue (Nambale shopping centre) as early as 6am determined to wait as long as they get wives.
They alleged that they were told by government agents that they come for free women, 10000 shillings and one sack of maize to start their new life with, but some men insisted that they were informed in villages by provincial administration of the event.
“There are people from the DCC’s (Deputy County Commissioner) office who were moving around our villages telling us who don’t have wives to come here today with ID cards and be given wives, one sack of maize and Sh. 10000 to start life with. Some even told us that they we will be given sufurias and cooking stick,” said one of the men.
It also emerged that most men from the region were not happy with how their women behave, “I had married a woman whom we sired two children with. But one day she carried all her things and went away, when I asked her father he told me that she had gone to attend funeral and would come back soon. I have waited for over four years and she hasn’t come back,” he said as another one put in, “Girls from this place like showing off, have bad manners and when you marry them, they steal your property in the house and run away to do the same to other men.”
Old men were also not left out as they came to look for wives to marry, “My name is Albert Obonyo I am 60 years old looking for a woman to marry. My wife died long ago and left me with three children who are now grown ups and I have two grandchildren.”
However women and girls from around could not take it easily as they kept vigilant on their men, keen to prevent their husbands and boyfriends from getting the said Kamba ladies.
The women in the area downplayed allegation from men that they are ill-mannered and claimed that it’s men who are lazy with poor manners, “These men are just lazy and they have a habit of spoiling people’s daughters where they stay with them for some time then dump them and take others. They have come here because they have heard that there are free wives plus maize and money. They don’t know how to work hard and get money to take care of their wives and girlfriends.”
Some of them called on the government to call off the exercise as it was going to affect their daughters, “If the government brings women from other places for men here to marry, where will our daughters go to/ who will marry them then? We want the government to counsel this exercise and make sure that it does not take place.”
Nambale sub-county DCC Francis Lenyangume denied being aware of such an event organized by government.
And after waiting for the whole day without the said women coming, the desperate men went home in the evening more desperate but with a hope that one day they will meet the most talked of Kamba ladies.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Monday, July 28, 2014
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After some careful, crowd-sourced consideration, it appears as if new Cleveland Cavaliers small forward will choose the No. 23 for his next uniform. James announced as much on Twitter during Sunday afternoon:
I know that two multiplied by three equals six, but I genuinely have no idea what this tweet means. Maybe it’s a code that is only given to people that can get rim on a 10-foot hoop.
Unfamiliar maths aside, James’ choice does call into question the nationally televised statement he made nearly a half-decade ago:
Apparently it’s cool to wear Michael Jordan’s number now because, well, two times three equals six.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Hey this is Eric Omondi. I am a comedian and a second born in a family of 4. I went to Lake Primary and latter joined Kisumu Boys High School. I am also a graduate of Daystar University, a degree in Mass Communication. What most people don't know is that my life has literally for the longest time relied on God and nothing else. I am a strong believer in the doings of God....I still vividly remember one evening while in form three, I asked God to lift my head and ever since He has been my Rock and Foundation. May you find Peace and Love in Him who is the Most High.
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