Friday, October 23, 2009
In the article i read, "LeBron James: The Man Who Would Dunk on Dubya", the author disscuses on who LeBron should dunk on next. LeBron states, "If it doesn't have to be a basketball player, George W. Bush. I would dunk on his ass, break the rim, and shatter the glass." He wants to dunk on Bush because he supposidly is "the man spearheaded both a war based on lies and the near collapse of our economy." I disagree with that, becuase it's not Bush's fault our economy started declining. I'll have to agree with him needing to dunk on Jerry Jones, even though i am a cowboys fan. I think its stupid that he spent the money he did on a stadium and took $350 million of public money just for the stadium, when texas could have used that money for helping homeless or building community parks and rec centers. The authors attend audience in this article i feel are everyday people. He gives good examples on why the people he picked should be dunked on. It's ridiculous the way some of these people look at things and they should be dunked on for that reason.
Friday, October 2, 2009
In the editorial I found in The Dallas Morning News, is about how terrorism plots and threats are still a big threat in America today. A nineteen year old Jordanian, Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, would have been able to go through with his plot to blow up a sixty story skyscraper in Downtown Dallas last week, if it hadn't have been for undercover Arabic-speaking FBI agents who intercepted his plan to connect with a hook up on the Internet for resources to create his plan as stated in the article. These kind of threats make us wonder how easily is it to get past American officials, and be able to go through with these kind of plans? We as Americans need to get more engaged in stopping these kind of threats before they are attempted. The author stats, "The fact that this plot appears to have been exectuted by a lone wolf doesn't minimize the threat." By this he is saying that if a person alone can go through with a plot by themselves, how do we know that someone else isn't thousands miles away planning on doing the same thing? We need to do something about this and put an end to all threats made. We need to regulate who comes into the United States with better security so we can make sure terrorism like this will not occur.