January 19, 2013

AP, ESPN, and the League Itself Don’t Like the Lack of ‘Diversity’ in This Year’s Coaching Changes

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 11:44 am

There were eight coaching changes in the National Football League during the past few weeks. It must be assumed in the absence of contrary evidence that each franchise’s owners made their choice based on who they believe has the best chance to take their team to the playoffs and Super Bowl.

The “problem” is, according to league’s human resource people (are those really full-time jobs?) and their eager supporters at the Associated Press and ESPN, all eight new coaches are white. As a result, barely four months after the league earned a “high diversity hiring grade” from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (“its third consecutive A grade on racial hiring and its first C-plus for gender hiring”), the “Rooney Rule,” which requires that teams interview at least one at least one minority candidate for head coaching and top managerial jobs, is not good enough (bolds are mine):

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Quote of the Day: On Lance Armstrong

Filed under: Quotes, Etc. of the Day — Tom @ 9:19 am

From Rick Reilly, at ESPN:

I guess I should forgive him. I guess I should give him credit for putting himself through worldwide shame. I guess I should thank him for finally admitting his whole magnificent castle was built on sand and syringes and suckers like me. But I’m not quite ready. Give me 14 years, maybe.

You’re sorry, Lance? No, I’m the one who’s sorry.

This is how a thoroughly deceived sportswriter feels. Imagine who those who poured their hearts and souls into supporting his racing and charitable efforts must feel.

Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (01913)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 8:45 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.

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Positivity: Lila Rose highlights role of faith in fighting abortion

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 8:40 am

From Washington:

Jan 19, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Prayer, trust and a willingness to be used by God are among the most important tools in working to defend the dignity of every human life, said Lila Rose, founder of the pro-life organization Live Action.

“When we say ‘yes’ to His will, it will take us on an adventure that we could have never imagined,” Rose said in the Jan. 17 talk at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C.

A 24-year-old Catholic convert, Rose was raised in a large, pro-life family. She discovered the truth about abortion at age 9, when she found a book about the procedure in her parents’ house.

The experience stuck with her, and as she learned more about the scourge of abortion through the words of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, she “couldn’t think of a greater injustice” facing the world.

Feeling called by Christ to care for the “least of these,” especially, “our unborn brothers and sisters,” Rose turned to God, asking Him to “use me somehow to save some lives.”

“We’re not meant to be passive people of faith,” Rose said, explaining that “we’re meant to use our gifts for God.”

A combination of prayer and surrender to the will of God led Rose to start what would become Live Action – a group dedicated to exposing the abuses and lies of the abortion industry – at age 15 with a group of friends in her parents’ living room.

When Rose went to UCLA for her undergraduate degree, she took Live Action with her. Finding few resources for pregnant women on campus, she conducted her first undercover operation, pretending to be pregnant to see whether the university health clinic would be supportive of her having a baby. ,,,

Gp here for the rest of the story.