Takeover Thursdays – Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks) explains why he left MSNBC

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks abruptly leaves MSNBC after a short stint holding down MSNBC’s 6pm time slot; and apparently it’s NOT because of low ratings. If you are familiar with Cenk’s work with The Young Turks you know the guy prides himself on research and he is HIGH OCTANE energy from start to finish!!!!

He is the type of guy that puts in the work and is not afraid to challenge all parties; what I always liked about Cenk is that he not only goes after Republicans but he will also let Democrats have it as well.

Especially the Obama Administration…..

I will admit that Cenk was not the most polished broadcaster and at times he just seemed awkward in his presentation, but with time and experience you would expect/hope that change.

In the YouTube clips below you will hear Cenk describe in detail his time at MSNBC and it is disappointing to hear. Of course there are always 2 sides to a story but even if half of Cenk’s story is true it’s still a disappointment.

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…”

Obviously Cenk ruffled someone’s feathers, why else remove a host that has decent ratings that were growing (according to Cenk). You always want a strong lead in for your prime-time lineup (Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell, Rachel Maddow, and Ed Schultz)??

And then you offer the guy more money to accept a lesser role?

Something is not right…. I don’t know if we will ever know the real reason why Cenk was being pushed out of the 6pm time slot but I am sure Cenk will continue his hard-hitting work online with The Young Turks.

As for the future of the 6pm time slot for MSNBC, it looks Rev. Al Sharpton will be the one to takeover. According to some critics if the decision to move Cenk was due to his broadcasting skills, the decision to go with Sharpton is far from an upgrade.

One thing will always hold true about MSNBC, if you are perceived to be a trouble-maker or hard to deal with. They will get rid of your ass, just ask Keith Olbermann!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Militant Mondays – F@*K Donald Trump!!!

So The Donald is thinking about running for President in 2012; well I say F*@K The Donald!!

I could care less about that overrated pompous asshole and his bid for the Presidency; I hope he runs so that he can embarrass himself on the big stage.  Unlike many in our society I have no love for Donald Trump and his business ways.  I think the idea of him being capable of  getting this country through tough economics times is a bunch of BS; yes Trump has been successful but he has also been a failure…

  • Ran the USFL into ground
  • Filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1989
  • Trump Hotels files for Chapter 11 protection in 2004
  • Filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009
  • Deutsche Bank in 2008 noted in court that ‘Trump is no stranger to overdue debt’

There is no silver bullet in resolving this nations economic problems; anyone who talks about quick solutions is full of it and right that is all I am hearing from Trump.  He loves to talk about the Chinese and knowing how they operate; I guess a lot of that knowledge was gained while Trump had to sell many of his assets to Asian Developers.

With that said, Trump’s failures in business is not why I hate him…

My hatred for Trump goes back to 1989…  Back then times were rough in NYC, crime was a major problem and race relations in the city were tense and was heading for a major firestorm!

On April 19th 1989 Trisha Meili was brutally raped and beaten while jogging in Central Park; the city was outraged at the crime and the lack of safety in the city at that time.  Even as a kid I remember how intense the environment was.  Every where you turned there was mention about this case, back then Trisha name was never revealed as she was simply known as the Central Park Jogger; but the alleged attackers were  named and vilified as Savages!!!

I remember so many conversations between dad and his friends talking about how the case was BS and that the kids scared into confessing in the crime.  With all these questions in the air and no real evidence apparent (except that the kids were Black and Latino) people began calling for the Death Penalty… and guess who was the biggest fan for the death penalty back then?

The Donald!!!!

That’s right, old comb over himself took out full-page ads in the major New York City newspapers advocating the reinstatement of the death penalty.

Without having any evidence Trump recklessly incited more hate in the city at a time when cooler heads needed to prevail.  Forced confessions and violation of rights led to the conviction of five suspects;

All five were convicted in 1990. Four of the juveniles charged — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, and Kharey Wise — officially confessed to the crime, and each implicated the others. A fifth suspect, Yusef Salaam, made verbal admissions, but refused to sign a confession or make one on videotape.  – New York Newsday

After spending years in jail and then having to register as sex offenders upon release the five were exonerated as a confession from Matias Reyes along with DNA evidence vacated their convictions.  Unfortunately for the five they can never regain their youth.

And then there is The Donald; you would think he would apologize for his role back in 1989.


In his usual pompous style Donald Trump has avoided the situation and has never publicly apologized to the five young men; and yet we allow rump to get away with this.

What if Trump was successful in his campaign to reinstate the death penalty?

His behavior during that time is just as appalling as Al Sharpton’s involvement in the Tawana Brawley case and Jesse Jackson’s “Hymietown” comment.  Except that we never hear about his dumbass behavior; in no way am I trying to defend Jesse or Al but just about EVERY time they show their face on the scene some Conservative bonehead has to mention those mishaps.  Meanwhile The Donald is remembered for his ridiculous hair and Celebrity Apprentice.

Well I will NEVER forget as I am sure those 5 young boys who grew up in jail will never forget!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Glenn Beck’s Hypocrisy

Glenn Beck


For the past couple of weeks Glenn Beck along with merry band of idiots (Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Lazio) have led a movement to protest the building of an Islamic Cultural Center (Ground Zero Mosque) near the WTC. Beck’s opposition to the Cultural Center is that he believes it’s insensitive to the families and victims of 9/11 to build what he calls a Mosque in that area.  

I can understand how someone who lost a family member or friend at 9/11 would be upset. And you have every right to protest; my opinion may differ but it is your right.  

What I have a problem with is people like Beck who are using this controversy for their own gain. For all his talk about respect and being sensitive to people’s feelings, where was that same sentiment when he decided to have his ‘Restoring Honor’ rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech?!?  

Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ rally attracted a lot of Tea Party supporters, the same supporters who have challenged the 1st Black President’s citizenship and have carried signs depicting him as Hitler at their rallies.  This is the same Beck who said,  

Obama has “exposed himself as a guy” with “a deep-seated hatred for white people”  

Beck Referring to Obama “This guy is a racist…”  

So how exactly are you going to reclaim the Civil Rights Movement when you yourself have promoted some form of hate??  

Beck is only in this for selfish reasons; if he really cared about the people he would care about the effect of his rally.  Instead he turned a deaf ear to Civil Rights Leaders and colleagues like Greta Van Susteren,  

“Yes he has a First Amendment right to do it…but what about the wisdom of it?”. “Glenn should move his event. It does not help heal the country on so many fronts if we poke a stick in eyes.” – Greta Van Susteren  

So what’s the difference between respecting 9/11 families/victims and respecting the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech?  It’s simple, there is nothing for Beck to gain from respecting Martin Luther King.  The families of 9/11 and protesters who oppose the Islamic Cultural Center have to understand Beck, the GOP, and even Democrats like Harry Reid are using them for political favor.  Then on top of that you have the rhetoric of Beck possibly adding fuel to the fire of anti-Islam sentiment.  The video below was taken during one of the protests of the Islamic Cultural Center; the crowd mistaken a man wearing a tightly fitted beanie for a muslim…  

These are dangerous times we are living in right now, and this is just not a NYC Ground Zero thing.  Just this weekend there was a suspicious fire at the proposed site for a Mosque in Tennessee, how much will we regress as a nation??  

As always….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!