Go Down Moses

Exodus 5:1-2

Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, “Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness.’” And Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, nor will I let Israel go.” 

 Singer: Juarês de Mira

Exodus 6:1…12:31-32

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.”

[After the 10th Plague]

Then he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise, go out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel. And go, serve the LORD as you have said. Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.” 

Yes, Honor Killings are for Real

I do come across folks who do not believe that there is such a thing as honor killing. Some see honor killing as a form of domestic violence. Listen to a Muslim, Dr. Amin Muhammad from Pakistan now living in Canada who says it is no myth, honor killing is for real and it not a form of domestic violence.

A Harlem Patriot

You know how we are always hearing that the TEA Party is not exclusive to conservative Republicans. I have discovered such a person last week. She is Barbara from Harlem. I put a video feature of Barbara in my twitter updates and on my Facebook page last night. What a Patriot! I think liberal folks negatively and conservatives positively find her to be is an anomaly. If you did not see the video, Barbara is a registered Harlem Democrat, who is  a TEA Party darling. She is additional evidence that the TEA Party is not just made up of right-wing Republicans. Check out her website here. See a quick piece on her in action below.

A Sample of What Led to Cenk Uygur Being Dumped for Al Sharpton

When Cenk Uygur lost his program on MSNBC to Al Sharpton, it was not only because of poor viewer ratings. Some reports said it was because the pro Obama MSNBC was highly annoyed with him being too critical of Pres. Obama, his administration and some Democrats. I always hear from the liberal leftist side how conservatives eat their own. If you believe that, you must not be familiar with Cenk Uygur. He is proof that liberal left types eat their own too! Just watch the video.

Cenk Uygur’s mouth might be the cause along with poor viewer rating for getting dumped by MSNBC. But if any of you feel sorry for Mr. Uygur, fret no more. A TV version of his Internet-based new talk program, Young Turks is on its way to Current TV. It will be on 7:00 p. m. weeknights. He will pull in even less viewers as does another former MSNBC host, Keith Olbermann whose Current TV program is on week nights at 8:00.

Responding to an Al Sharpton Post and Where He is Now at MSNBC

I continue to get views and comments on my July 27th blog post,  MSNBC’s Higher Ratings with Al Sharpton every few weeks or so. This was a wait and see post, but a few folks went off the deep end, because I did not bash Mr. Sharpton’s racial politicking and social angst. Then there were responses in support of Mr. Sharpton. I am not one of his supporters and take issues with most of his dispositions, but I am not a hater on anyone and that includes Mr. Sharpton. I do listen often (Currently listening to some segments of Neil Boortz in Atlanta through the computer) to conservative/libertarian and liberal leftist talk radio to hear the arguments from differing political view points. Since the liberal leftist side is far less represented in talk radio, the local urban talk radio station is where I go to hear the liberal leftist arguments.

Philly’s urban talk radio has Al Sharpton on from 1:00-4:00 p. m. weekdays. I do not listen to his radio program in its entirety, but I do catch segments. That also goes for his weekday 6:00 p. m. TV program. Folks in my household who feel where he is coming from is not represented enough on TV are happy with the fact that he has TV program, but they never turn it on. I think they are representative in part of many out there on the liberal/left side. I say in part, because one family member is just too use to watching local news and the national nightly news during the 6 p. m. hour. But many on the liberal/left side just are not into watching news programming.

Al Sharpton started out getting decent ratings as a substitute host. The viewer ratings starved MSNBC jumped on the ratings boost right away by putting Mr. Sharpton on and dumping Cenk Uygur who had only been in the early evening time slot for only 6 months. Mr. Sharpton’s viewer ratings went down,  but he stills pulls in higher ratings than CNN’s John King every other day or so. Now if someone subbing gets better ratings than Mr. Sharpton, he will be gone too! But then, maybe his situation would get a different handling. See the ratings for Thursday and Friday cable news programming here and here.

I think MSNBC also gave Al Sharpton a program, because of the criticism of the cable news station being pro liberal and pro minority, but did not have any people of color hosting in the evening line up. The cable news station would see some damaging publicity and reactions if they dumped Mr. Sharpton and replace him with a non black: thus,  Professors, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry are probably the possibilities if Al Sharpton ever gets the heave-ho.