Especially Stupid People’s Network Has Lost Their Damned Minds …… And Reuters As Well!!!

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You just can’t make this stuff up!!!!

Well, by the pictures above, you can easily see where some might be confused as to which Robert Lee was actually calling the play-by-play in an upcoming college football game between Virginia and William and Mary.  So, to avoid the confusion and potential hurt(?), ESPN reassigned Robert Lee ….. the Asian/American guy, not the long dead confederate (and Union) general.

Sadly, this caused more confusion among the staff of Reuters …..

Confederate General Lee doppelganger pulled from college broadcast https://t.co/1UScWFcx5o pic.twitter.com/OBGU9PQqs4

Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 23, 2017

Sigh….. well, the Tweet was “corrected” to this……..

Confederate General Lee namesake pulled from upcoming University of Virginia football broadcast: https://t.co/aVzHUOinZb pic.twitter.com/27k5nhehZx

Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 23, 2017

My bold. 

These people, both ESPN and Reuters are not simply stupid.  No, they are also entirely insane. 

I think to avoid these bits of confusion we should simply ban all Roberts and Lee from announcing any sports.  That’ll just fix everything.

A couple of notes about the late Robert E. Lee …… He opposed succession.  He advocated a slow emanicpation process of the slaves in the south.  Why slow, you ask?  Because, he worried what would happen to a whole group of people who were illiterate and mostly unskilled if they were suddenly thrust into the free markets of the US. ……in others words, he feared exactly what happened to most of them. 

Robert E. Lee never owned any slaves.  His father-in-law died (1857) and his property and slaves were thrust upon Lee and his wife, as Lee was the exectutor of the will.  Lee freed the slaves at the end of a 5 year period as instructed by the will of his father-in-law.  Though against the law, Lee’s wife, with encouragement and approval of Lee, taught the slaves to read and write.  

After the war, Lee successfully advocated setting up public schools for Blacks.  He unsuccessfully advocated for complete reconcilliation between the North and the South. 

Militarily, he was known for digging trenches in order to set up defenses, a precurssor to accepted military thought some 50 years ahead of his time, a tactic which dominated WWI.  His movements and resistence to anaggresive enemy of overwhelming numbers, supply, and technology are still studied in military academia today. 

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37 Responses to Especially Stupid People’s Network Has Lost Their Damned Minds …… And Reuters As Well!!!

  1. philjourdan says:

    They are dead ringers for each other. Hard to tell them apart.

    Someone asked if this was a ruse by ESPN to get more viewers. I do not see that. Yes, they are getting talked about more. But networks need viewers, not name recognition. And I have watched my last ESPN game period. I watch SPORTS. I do not want a political diatribe when I do. But that is all you get from ESPN now.

    Idiots.

  2. Latitude says:

    No one is calling for this statue to be removed…
    …see the difference?

      • Me says:

        Well if they wan’t to erase their history, then so be it???? Who will want to go there an experience what they went through then????

        • Me says:

          We can just stay home and enjoy what we have in out own back yard!

        • Me says:

          And if ya think that will work with the NAZI death camps, Think again!

        • Me says:

          Well Lars I am not saying you specifically I am using it in the general terms!

        • Me says:

          There was a point where I was calling Me self alt right, Because at that point it meant we couldn’t trust the right of left politicians to do their job properly!!!! And then the media coined it some fringe group, so in reality it doesn’t matter, we will change with how they want to frame us! They like to accuse us of being they are, and think they have the TV viewers to sway, but It isn’t working anymore! I am an agnostic, People here believe in what they believe in! All I know is if this Bullshit the left promotes who will be working and who pays for everyone else????? And then there was a point there these crazy people were telling others to save the planet and kill your selves!!!! Well I have no problem if that is what they think and want to do but it isn’t they want others to do it!!!! They should practice what they preach!!!!

        • Me says:

          But the fringe left never has to change!!! I know My brother is one of them, We can’t get together without an argument! I never said anything about him until tonight And I am not saying much but is isn’t good what I have to say! If I have to say it! He can’t say the same about Me!!! So let the chips fall where they may if it is needed !!!!! The moral high ground??? Not much moral about it, and he is religious!!!

        • Me says:

          Err so his wife says??? Because that is the way it is!!! Guess what religion that is?????? Ya know the one with all the walls around it in Italy!!!!!!

  3. I was best man for a Robert E. Lee. Even though he’s a New Yorker, I’ll carry the shame to my grave.

  4. I just came back from our eclipse/Montana trip. I messed up and didn’t get rooms in Baker City, Oregon like I planned. We found rooms in La Grande which is only about 40 miles to the north. I also ordered eclipse glasses at the time (September 2016).

    My first complaint is the news media–they are terrorists. When it snows in the Seattle area, there’s a constant drumbeat about how bad driving is. Well, no it isn’t if you know how to drive in snow. They started with how bad the traffic in Oregon was going to be for the eclipse. Then they said the glasses you have are probably not good. My glasses were ISO 12312-2:2015 standard made by Rainbow Symphony. Inc.–they were fine. Just to deal with the traffic we left on Saturday–no traffic to speak of.

    The extra day gave us time to scout around. We talked with people in the Baker City Chamber of Commerce, got the tee shirt, and ideas of where to watch the eclipse. One place was near Huntington, Oregon–just south of Lime which is right on the center-line (http://media.oregonlive.com/travel_impact/photo/2017%20eclipse%20map.jpg). (Lime is closer to the center-line than Madras–where all the crowds were.)

    On the day of the eclipse, we decided to go to Lime for the viewing. We arrived at about 8:30 and found a nice spot off the road about two blocks from I-84. The crowds weren’t bad–the people behind us were from Marysville, Wa, and the people in front of us were from Reno, Nv.

    At about 9:10, I could see the Moon just starting to cover the Sun’s disk. It was coming in at about the two o’clock position. At about 10:00, is seemed a little dimmer, but it was still quite bright. In fact, it stayed that way until totality. I was amazed how bright it was, even with only a sliver of the Sun showing.

    When the Moon finally covered the Sun it immediately got darker–the ahhhs went up all around us. It was dark, but more like evening dark–not night-time dark. The corona was beautiful. I could see Venus, but not any other stars. I tried to take a phone picture, but it wasn’t very good–I needed a filter to get a good photo. The crickets in a nearby bush started to chirp. Then it was over–the brilliant Sun appears again–at about the two o’clock position of the Moon.

    I didn’t see any green hue, and I didn’t see the flashing of Bailey’s beads near the edge of Moon. Still, it was worth it. I recommend a total eclipse–partials aren’t anywhere near as awesome.

    Jim

    • Lars P. says:

      Hey, its nice to see an eclipse. Reading your story I recall the one I saw a decade ago. It would have been a pity to miss it, next option is hundred years later or you need to travel a lot more around the globe and be lucky with the weather 😉 …

      • cdquarles says:

        For a nearly exact duplicate of a solar eclipse’s path, you need to wait a full Saros cycle, which is 208 years if I am remembering correctly. If you’re willing and able to travel, you won’t have to wait that long. Another such eclipse is predicted to occur over much of the USA in April, 2024. This one’s path will be through the center of the continental USA, moving from the Southwest into the Midwest then east. Not quite like the March 1970 coast hugger, but somewhat similar in the shape of the path.

        • Martin C says:

          CD, in 2045, there is a total eclipse path that mimics this path, but a few hundred miles to the south. It will go through northern california, Utah, and colorado rather than Oregon, Idaho, and wyoming. I hope to be around for it.

  5. Me says:

    O.T. But LMAO!!!!

  6. Me says:

    @ the 5:04 mark, 😆 this is even better!!!! ROTFLMAO!!!! But watch the whole thing!!!! 😆

  7. Me says:

    This is on topic, and although it may be true in some degree that is the reason people watch sports is to escape politics in some degree, but I don’t think so! I have seen it, the fix is in, and the sports media has their favorites that can’t do no wrong. we have all seen it! It is the same as the Media is doing right now to Trump! Exactly the same!!!! And that is why even the teams I liked I just quite, because I have even seen them get away with the same BS because someone decided they should win something and it’s their time!!! Bottom Line!

    • Me says:

      The thing is you guys know Foot Ball, I know Hockey! There are others out there that know Hockey better than I do, and then you know they have their bias! But I am telling you, you will win a new gold in Ice Hockey soon, because Of what I have seen from your Juniors in the last couple years, and is isn’t going to be a Miracle, it is just because you are dominating it right now!!!!! Bottom Line!

  8. Me says:

    And this is what I was talking about when people make, or poke fun at your spelling errors and\or type O’s!!!! LMAO!!! better not do the same?????? It may come back to bite you!!!! Bwaaaaaahahahahahahaha!!!!!! And you know them holier than though types!!!! LMAO!!!!

    • Me says:

      Now just to clarify the holier than though types, it isn’t the religious, it is those that think they are better than that and know better because they got some prestige hanging on their wall!!!!!! And Sometimes it is and some other times it is both!!!!! Bottom Line!!!!

      • Me says:

        So if you can’t understand the message presented because you are concerned with a spelling error, seek help!!!! And If you have to use that as an excuse to dismiss their argument by pretending not to understanding what they are saying, you lost already!!! Give it up and go away!

        • Me says:

          And then we get into the spin the media does!!!!! When they just trust what one person says and later distrust him because of their political affiliation and they are against that!!! You have a term for then, the politically correct one!!!! RINO’s!!!!! Here we just call them liars!!!! Well worse than that!!!!

  9. Me says:

    Now here it the another bottom line!!!!!! Harper gave in to this carbon tax!!! Yeah a little, ya know why????? Because of trade and the economy???? Even the Rebel Media was trying to sham him on that but if you back yourself in a corner against the globalist where do you turn to???? And at that time you know who was in charge in the Unites States????? And that is why I like Trump!!!!! And why I said The US and Canada can go at it alone!!!! We did it against the world twice already!!!! Remember that!

  10. Lars P. says:

    Houston has a problem…

  11. Lars P. says:

    From Tony Heller’s blog, we all know this, but it is fun to read it in their own words:

    The numbers didn’t add up. Even as Earth grew warmer and glaciers and ice sheets thawed, decades of satellite data seemed to show that the rate of sea level rise was holding steady – or even (horror!) declining.
    ……
    Adjusting the data ….. suggest that sea levels are indeed rising at faster rates each year.

    ROTFL

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