Mark Riley Show

The Mark Riley Show – 03.11.15

RIP Cardinal Egan, Windell Middlebrooks, the Lite Beer guy, and NY Times reporter Claude Sitton

Top Stories

Democrats deplore Republican letter to Tehran on nuke talks. What else are they supposed to do, embrace it? This is no doubt one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen a group of lawmakers do. What were they thinking? Does their hate of Obama run so deep they would risk jeopardizing future agreements and negotiations with foreign governments? Maybe so.

Georgia investigators look into police shooting of unarmed man. Months after Ferguson and Garner, now we have another incident where unarmed man is shot to death by police. Since he was naked, there seems to be no question they knew he was un armed. So why shoot?

And while we’re on the subject….Thousands protest at Wisconsin capitol after cops shoot unarmed black man, Now we have to confront an ugly question. These two latest incidents taken together ought to lead people to question whether movements like Black Lives Matter and other protests are having any national, cumulative effect. It’s just a question, and it’s not in any way an incentive to violent means to address the issue.

City manager of Ferguson resigns. This is what should happen when you use the black majority of a municipality as an ATM machine for government. Only question is how many other citis and towns are doing the same thing?

Lead Story…

University of Oklahoma expels 2 students over racist fraternity video. It’s costing Oklahoma a lot more than expulsions and national shame. One HS recruit has already taken back his commitment to attend the school. Credit where credit is due in terms of school acting swiftly to boot the frat off school grounds. Wonder if there are any others at other schools with similar outlook.

Robin Thicke and Pharrell over $.7.3 million dollars for ripping off Marvin Gaye with Blurred Lines. Lines weren’t blurred on this one. Jury heard Blurred and Gaye’s Got to Give it Up together, and came to the conclusion most ration people would. It’s a straight rip.

Trans Union, Equifax, and Experian agree to overhaul credit reporting practices. This is only in New York for the time being, but watch other states follow suit, no pun intended.

Clinton tries to quell e-mail controversy. Controversy? What controversy? Another GOP manufactured shibboleth. What do think they’ll find, responsibility for Benghazi?

Bratton and de Blasio offering mixed signals over marijuana. Bratton think weed is causing spike in violence. Mayor isn’t so sure. Argument is so counterintuitive. If weed was legal, would there still be violent turf wars over it, if that’s true at all? Just sayin’.

To the Ridiculous….Denver suburban home with “my wife is a cheater” scrawled on side explodes, burns. Husband has been arrested. Who did he think they’d look at, the cabana boy?

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