Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by 82CardsGrad, Nov 20, 2017.
“Yes, he shouldn’t have done that, but I don’t blame him at all.”
— 70% of the country
Don't blame him ONE bit.
I read this morning that that man had THREE daughters abused by that POS.
I'd be looking up/finding connections inside prison to put a bounty on this human stain.
- 99% of the country. FIFY
I’ve given up entirely on 30%.
I am not a big death penalty advocate, mostly because I feel that it is unequally imposed and, prior to DNA, too much relied on witness accounts, which aren't always accurate; HOWEVER, this vile piece of **** needs to die a slow and painful death. Don't we have death drugs that weren't working so well out here in AZ? Any way we can make those drugs work worse?
I can't imagine the pain of that father or those families. My heart truly hurts for them.
Yeah, you're probably more accurate. I still have glimpses of hope every now and again.
He shouldn’t have asked for the minute, completely ruined the element of surprise.
Wynn resigns as CEO of Wynn resorts.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump is still President.
It was an hour or so before tip–off. The Dallas Mavericks were hosting a nationally televised game during the 2010–11 NBA season. And, deep inside the American Airlines Center, a recently–hired Mavericks support staff employee was eating dinner in the media dining room. As the woman sat down, the team president and CEO, Terdema Ussery, asked if he could join her. She grew nervous, not because Ussery was her boss’s boss, or because he was one of the most prominent figures in the Dallas sportscape. It was because his reputation as a serial sexual harasser of women preceded him.
At this meal, with ESPN crew members seated nearby, Ussery struck up an unusual conversation. As the woman recalls the exchange, Ussery claimed that he knew what she was going to do over the coming weekend. When the woman asked, confusedly, what Ussery meant, he smiled.
“You’re going to get gang-banged,” he asserted, “aren’t you?”
“No,” the woman responded, caught off-guard. “Actually, I’m going to the movies with friends.”
“No,” Ussery insisted. “You’re definitely getting gang-banged.”
Ussery, who left the Mavericks in 2015, was hardly alone. Interviews with more than a dozen former and current Mavericks employees in different departments, conducted during a months-long SPORTS ILLUSTRATED investigation, paint a picture of a corporate culture rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior: alleged public fondling by the team president; outright domestic assault by a high-profile member of the Mavs.com staff; unsupportive or even intimidating responses from superiors who heard complaints of inappropriate behavior from their employees; even an employee who openly watched pornography at his desk. Most sources did not want their names used for a variety of reasons including fear of retaliation and ostracization and limits imposed by agreements they signed with the team.
Reached by SI on Monday, Cuban expressed embarrassment and horror at the accusations—but insisted he had no knowledge of the corrosive culture in his offices. “This is all new to me,” he said. “The only awareness I have is because I heard you guys were looking into some things…. Based off of what I’ve read here, we just fired our HR person. I don’t have any tolerance for what I’ve read.”
One of the women alleging harassment has another theory: Cuban turned a blind eye as long as revenue came in. Which it did. By all accounts, under Ussery the Mavericks’ finances improved dramatically. He was instrumental in securing $240 million in public funding for the American Airlines Center, which opened in 2001.
He’s shocked. Shocked, he tells ya!
While there is almost nothing Cuban could say that would in any way be deemed as a sufficient response to the SI story, it’s impossible to believe his ignorance plea. As the SI piece notes, and everybody reading this knows, he has touted himself as being attentive at all levels of the organization:
The very model of a modern hands-on owner, Cuban prides himself on the extent to which he is involved in team affairs. (SI obtained an interoffice email Cuban sent in 2010 complaining about production value of Mavs’ telecasts. “Who exactly calls for the replays?” Cuban wrote. “You tell that person they are about to lose their job if they don’t figure it out.”) In the forthcoming book, The Soul of Basketball, author Ian Thomsen asks Cuban how he is different from other owners. Cuban’s response: “The big difference is, being that I’m so close to everything that’s going around, you can’t ******** me.”
Another salient point comes from the NBA writer Eric Freeman: “I would assume the guy who pulled ESPN.com’s credentials knew why his team’s beat writer couldn’t travel to Canada.”
Of course his name is Terd.
Separate names with a comma.