All three commenters agree that the tragic story of Trayvon Martin’s death is high on emotion and short on facts. There are many things that America’s news media seemed to get wrong when it came to informing our public. As of the time this conversation was recorded, there had been rallies and riots and even rewards for the capture of George Zimmerman, but there were still very few facts, and many questions had gone unanswered.
Kira, Ai, and Alex talk about the media’s shortcomings, the senselessness of the the tragedy, and the opportunism of people who have been involved in controlling the conversation. Listen to this compelling trialogue as three of CDN’s contributors discuss one of the most polarizing and tragic issues facing us right now.
This weekend’s show was a little more informal than most. We discussed what it’s like to be an Apple computer owner for the first time, and we touched a little bit on Apple’s performance in the market (as the world’s most valuable company). We discussed the differences between the Verizon and AT&T iPads (yup there’s actually some differences).
We talked about Osama Bin Laden’s opinion of Joe Biden.
We talked about the Tom Hanks narrated campaign ad for Barack Obama.
And you got to/get to meet the multitalented @SooperMexican. If you haven’t met Sooper Mex before, he’s quite a handful. He’s a firecracker, even. He runs his own website, SooperMexican.com, and he also happens to be an artist who’s contributed to MisfitPolitics.co. He’s VERY outspoken on Twitter and has been known to ruffle feathers (mine included), but he’s a passionate conservative, and someone you should really give a chance.
Plus many more topics that were peppered in. You’ll just have to listen right here. (or in the player below)
If you have yet to hear the sensation that sweepin’ the nation, Married To The Game, then this is the episode to get you acquainted. Ai Politics takes aim at everything from “SlutGate” to why the Republican party needs to learn some lessons from Apple. There’s a tribute to Andrew Breitbart, and Ai discusses accusations thrown at Breitbart in regards to Shirley Sherrod. There’s even a story in there somewhere about where to find the best snow cones in America. (really) Married To The Game is the show that espouses conservative values without the spin. What are you waiting for? Click play now.
Tonight on Married To The Game: While Ai is away, @GaltsGirl will play… or something. Candid conversation about integrity, family, responsibility and real life. Michelle unplugged, possibly uncensored. Hide your kids, bring your wife.. it’s about to get real.
Tonight, on Married to the Game, we’ll be talking about, you guessed it…. The 2012 Republican Primary. More importantly, we’ll also be discussing how we, as voters, have been treating each other. Spoiler alert: These politicians WORK FOR US. We are friends and family, and they are our employees. There is no reason we should tear each other down to build one of these politicians up.
Well, this show is probably going to be controversial. Tonight, we’ll be talking about Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Conservative attitudes toward gay Americans, and if we have time, there might be some “if Tebow was Muslim” discussion. A family friendly show, if there ever was one. HUZZAH!
While CDN is primarily considered to be a political website, I contend that mundane aspects of our culture can sometimes be a part of the equation that get overlooked. One of the issue that’s been on my mind lately is how we treat each other publicly. If the last couple of decades were known for being overly “P.C.”, then I fear this next decade could be the decade of “naked aggression” towards one another.
An act as simple as going grocery shopping has become stressful and unpleasant for many over the last few years. Our fellow motorists on the road have long been a topic of discussion in our country, but now I see hostilities and conflict extending beyond the pavement and the stoplights. Now the grocery store and even the parking lot itself seem to be unsafe havens in our world today.
Last Saturday, I began my (weekly) show, Married to the Game, with observations on what it’s like to go shopping in Southern California. Below, I’ve combined some of that commentary with pictures and video that I took from a Walmart parking lot, both out of frustration and in an attempt to share with other people what I’ve been witnessing. Ultimately, I’d love to get a conversation started in this country about how we can go back to better conducting ourselves and being “better citizens” in public. But until then, you can find entertainment in my pain in this video below.
So what are your thoughts? Am I just crying over misplaced shopping carts? Are there bigger problems in the world? Or is this video indicative of our “EBT” and “OWS” culture?
Also… In the video, I discuss how this has encouraged me to do more shopping online, thus costing local stores my business. As more and more people seem to shop online, what effect do you think this has on our communities?
Let us know in the comments below. (or on Facebook) This is a topic I believe we should all think more about.
On tonight’s show, we’ll be talking about:
Misplaced Shopping Carts (and maybe shopping culture in general)
The 2012 election
And whatever topic a caller helps me get derailed on (happens every week)
Hope to see you there!!!!
TONIGHT at 7pm (West Coast) and 10pm (East Coast) at this location.