Thursday, July 31, 2014

Charles Barkley Says There Are Only 5 Real Jobs In The World, Explains Why We Should Never Be Miserable

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Charles Barkley went on the "Mike Missanelli Show" in Philadelphia last week and talked about his philosophy on life.
He revealed some interesting things about himself, like he never lets anyone buy him a drink because no one bought him drinks when he was poor, and he always talks to random strangers who come up to him because most of them are really good people.
The best part was when he talked about how great his own life is, and how there are only five real jobs in the world — teacher, policeman, fireman, doctor, soldier. It was a monologue delivered with self-awareness, in his signature style.
Chuck's the best (via 975 The Fanatic):
Man, life is great. Now think about this: Those people got shot down in the plane the other day. You saw the other plane crash over there the other day. Like, it's over. And if you spent your whole life being a miserable person ... like, I tell people, when I die I want to just say, 'Man, this has been amazing.'
I've lived 51 years. I've lost two brothers. One died at birth and one died four or five years ago.
We got great lives. Why would we be miserable? I'll tell you, there's five real jobs in the world: teacher, fireman, policeman, doctor, and someone who's in the armed services. Those are five real jobs. I dribbled a basketball my entire life, and now I get paid to watch LeBron James and Kevin Durant play. You get paid to come in here and talk sports. You get to watch sports and come on the radio and talk about it. Man, we're winning. We're so blessed. You see stuff all that time that's, like, man, I'm so blessed.

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ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
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OAKLAND, CA - MAY 1: Stephen A. Smith talks with some fans while the Los Angeles Clippers face the Golden State Warriors in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on May 1, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK (AP) -- ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.

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Smith's commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2's ''First Take'' last Friday about the NFL's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravensrunning back Ray Rice following charges he assaulted his now-wife. The remarks attracted widespread attention, including a stinging rebuke online from a fellow ESPN personality.
Smith issued an on-air apology Monday, saying it was the most egregious mistake of his career.
A day later, ESPN took action. The network's chief executive, John Skipper, told ESPN's staff in a memo it was done after a ''thoughtful discussion'' about appropriate actions with men and women in his company.
''I believe his apology was sincere and that he and we have learned from what we've collectively experienced,'' Skipper said.
Smith will not appear on ''First Take'' or ESPN radio until Aug. 6, the network said.
During the Rice discussion, Smith alluded to women in abuse cases when he said, ''Let's make sure we don't do anything to provoke wrong action ... we got to also make sure that you can do your part to do whatever you can do to make, to try to make sure it doesn't happen again.''
Shortly after Smith's remarks, colleague Michelle Beadle responded on Twitter that ''I was just forced to watch this morning's First Take. A) I'll never feel clean again B) I'm not aware that I can provoke my own beating.''
Beadle, host of ESPN2's ''SportsNation,'' continued with a series of tweets. She said that ''Violence isn't the victim's issue. It's the abuser's. To insinuate otherwise is irresponsible and disgusting.''
Smith, during his apology, said it wasn't his intention to say that women could be responsible for their own abuse. ''It was not what I was trying to say,'' he said. ''Yet the failure to clearly articulate something different lies squarely on my shoulder.''
Smith didn't explain the point that he was trying to make.
ESPN frowns upon its personalities attacking each other on social media or other forums. But it did not announce any punishment for Beadle.

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Muthama snubs Mutua at Wiper meeting, brands him a rebel

 | July 30, 2014 |

mutua310714Nairobi, Kenya: The rivalry between Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and Senator Johnstone muthama played out in public after the latter snubbed the county boss at a Wiper party meeting held in Nairobi.
During the Parliamentary Group meeting held at the party headquarters in Lavington yesterday, Muthama is reported to have refused to shake Dr Mutua’s hand at the end of the meeting. It was not clear if party leader Kalonzo Musyoka who was present witnessed the incident.
Muthama thereafter addressed journalists and termed the governor a rebel, contradicting an earlier statement by Wiper Chairman David Musila on the existence of alleged party rebels within the party ranks.
“The issue of party rebels is just a rumour and such matters are discussed in National Executive Council meetings and not PG’s,” Musila had said earlier in the meeting.
Muthama contradicted Musila’s sentiments, saying: “To say that no party has rebels would be a lie but becoming a rebel is a personal choice.” Asked if he though Mutua is a rebel for opposing the call for a referendum, Muthama posed: “If you defy and oppose the decisions of the party that sponsored you, then what do you call yourself? Mutua has never really been part of CORD.”
Despite being Mutua’s biggest critic, Muthama insisted that he and the governor were not enemies.
“My job is an oversight one and that is what I have been doing. If I for example see that money is not being used properly, then I will speak out,” he said.
The Wiper party has announced that it is still committed to the proposed referendum that CORD is pushing for.
The members added they would support CORD’s decision to replace National Assembly’s Minority Whip and Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro with Wundanyi MP, Thomas Mwadeghu.
The meeting was attended by 15 MPs.
Speaking on behalf of the party after the meeting, Borabu MP Ben Momanyi insisted that the meeting’s agenda did not include discussions on party rebels or disciplinary action against governor Mutua, who has supposedly opposed the call for a referendum.
Other matters that were discussed at the meeting included the party’s annual delegates conference, which Momanyi said was still on course, adding that the dates would be announced at a later date.

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