Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Tuesday, April 29, 2008 – Newlywed Couple Spends The Night Apart (In Seperate Jail Cells)
- Dana retells the true story of the newlywed couple who spent the night in jail. The bride slept in her wedding dress!
The Dana Pretzer Show on Scared Monkeys Radio – Monday, April 28, 2008 – Guests Include Sarah Burningham, Cherry Simpson and Paul Macklin
This week, Dana will speak with:
- Sarah Burningham, author of How To Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl’s Survival Guide
- Cherry Simpson, Mother of a Rape Victim
- Paul Macklin of the Save Brenda Fund
Barack Obama Says That Reverend Wright Comments are a Legitimate Issue … Rev. Wright Still Providing Fodder
Revered Wright’s comments are a legitimate issue. This is straight from the Donkey’s mouth, no twisting of words or words are out of context. Barack Obama did say that the Reverend Jeremiah Wright comments were a legitimate issue. (Read the full Fox News Sunday transcript)
Obama said that, “I think that people were legitimately offended by some of the comments that he had made in the past. The fact he’s my former pastor I think makes it a legitimate political issue. So I understand that.” (ABC News)
Is the change that Wright is talking about the same as Voters?
Last night in Detroit Reverend Wright gave a some what interesting and strange speech to the NAACP. As Hot Air stated, “providing more fodder for those who wonder how Obama could have sat in his church for 20 years and not understood how large a liability.”
He suggested that differences in brain structure accounted for differences between blacks and whites, a speech that turned around would have generated shrieks of racism from the same audience.
Could one only imagine what would happen if a white person made the following comments?
He acted out the differences between marching bands at predominantly black and predominantly white colleges. “Africans have a different meter, and Africans have a different tonality,” he said. Europeans have seven tones, Africans have five. White people clap differently than black people. “Africans and African-Americans are right-brained, subject-oriented in their learning style,” he said. “They have a different way of learning.” And so on.
More from Michelle Malkin and Wright’s racial brain theory.
John McCain needs to just come out with some straight talk and tell it like it is. Stop being politically correct. If Obama calls it a legitimate issue, so can you. Reverend Wright’s comments are legitimate political debate.
“I’m sorry your local political analysts are saying that I’m polarizing and my sermons are divisive. I’m not here to address an analyst’s opinion. I stand here as one representative of African-American church tradition, believing that a change is going to come.”
Aruba’s loss is a college students gain. The disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005 has not been forgotten. The memory and legacy of Natalee Holloway will be that future teens and college age students will be taught the risks of traveling abroad. Safe travels aboard does not necessarily target Aruba as the only unsafe place to travel; however, it has become the poster island for safety abroad and has been branded. However, in the case of Natalee Holloway it is not just a message of traveling safe while on vacation, it’s a message of what could potentially happen with an investigation afterword’s in a foreign land.
As long as safety abroad is taught and Natalee Holloway’s name is referenced so will Aruba. The two have become synonymous and Aruba’s bad PR clock will never stop ticking. In America, a human life is more important than tourism.
Waits said she likes to think Natalee is at Auburn now though, since has spent the last two years looking at safety guidelines for students traveling abroad for the foundation Beth Holloway founded in her daughter’s memory — the International Safe Travels Foundation.
“When I paid attention to Natalee’s case, what I saw was a young girl,” Waits said. “I saw every young person.”
Like Beth Holloway, Waits didn’t want to see anything like what happened to Natalee happen again. And, at the time, she needed a research topic for graduate school.
Waits decided to look into how aware students are of safety guidelines when traveling. Her research has become the curriculum Beth Holloway shares with traveling students across the country. Waits said it was first introduced to Auburn students studying abroad last spring.
“Students are pretty confident before they leave,” she said, but, when she asks them about the process of say, court proceedings, in their destination country, they are at a loss.
“No one can say what happens over there,” Waits said. “It’s not their fault though. They’ve just never been told.”
“Beth experienced this. She went through it,” Waits said. “She wants to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” (OA Now)
Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Monday, April 28, 2008 – Al Sharpton Wants To “Shut Down New York” To Protest Police Acquittal
- Dana comments on Sharpton’s know-it-all stance on the Bell shooting case