Te’o Soap Opera Continues

This Te’o shit is getting deeper and uglier. So now the dude who was perpertrating as a woman, and Catfished (you like how I used that as a verb hunh) Manti Te’o is saying that he may have been in love with Te’o.

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The first of McGraw’s two-part interview with Tuiasosopo will air Thursday on the “Dr. Phil” show. McGraw appeared Wednesday morning on NBC’s “Today” show, which aired two clips of the Tuiasosopo interview.

“There were many times when Manti and Lennay have broken up,” Tuiasosopo said, “but something would bring them back together, whether it was something going on in his life or Lennay’s life or in this case my life.”

McGraw said Tuiasosopo told him he fell deeply in love with Te’o and that for Tuiasosopo it was a romantic relationship.

“Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love,” McGraw told NBC. “I asked him straight up, ‘Was this a romantic relationship with you?’ And he says yes. I said, ‘Are you then therefore gay?’ And he said, ‘When you put it that way, yes.’ And then he caught himself and said ‘I am confused.’ ”

McGraw told NBC that Te’o “absolutely, unequivocally” wasn’t involved in the hoax.

One theory for the hoax is that Te’o was trying to cover up a homosexual relationship. In her TV interview with Te’o last week, Katie Couric asked him if he was gay.

“No, far from it,” he said. “Faaaaarrrr from it.”

Tuiasosopo told McGraw that as Te’o became more famous he knew that the online hoax he started more than two years ago was going to blow up.

Tuiasosopo said: “I wanted to end it because after everything I had gone through I finally realized that I just had to move on with my life and had to get … you know, my real me, Ronaiah … I just had to start living and let this go.”

McGraw said he spent time with Tuiasosopo and his parents.

“Ronaiah had a number of life experiences that damaged this young man in some very serious ways,” he said.

read the rest of this ESPN article here

read another article that I wrote about the Te’o soap opera here

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Doesn’t Measure Up

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So, recently someone measured a Subway sandwich and found out it doesn’t measure up. The foot longs (12 inches in a foot) are really only eleven. Subway counteracted by claiming the bread wasnt cooked to their specifications. That statement didn’t cut it so they went to the legal jargon saying “footlong” is a product description and not a measurement. Now everyone is “Subwaying” – taking photos of their sandwich next to a ruler, yard stick, measuring tape.

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These photos are a Quiznos ad in the making. The biggest part of this in my opinion is the reaction from Subway. We all know when McDonald’s says quarter pound or Angus 1/3rd pound the fine print says precooked patty weight.

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For Subway to come out at first and try to say that that particular sandwich wasn’t up to standard was a low blow and they had to know other people would measure up. On the other hand, if they give you an extra inch of bread, their meat already comes in predetermined selections ( 4 meatballs for a “footlong” 2 for a 6 inch.) Is it really that big a deal? @Royal_U_G 1royalradio.com

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Opinion: Chris Klewe Defends Gay Marriage

“When Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke out in August in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage, state Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote a letter to Ravens owner, Steve Bisciotti saying that many football fans are “opposed to such a view” and suggesting that Bisciotti “inhibit such expressions” from his employee.” read the rest of the article here.

 

Now everybody that knows me know I support gay rights and unions but not calling it marriage. When I started reading this article initially I felt like no matter what I was going to disagree with this guy. But the way the article started I had to side with him. No employer should ever be able to tell their employee how to express their believes outside of work. Now if the guy stopped in the middle of practice or a game God- forbid and went off about this then yes you can step and say hey this is affecting our organization. Cut it out. As a football fan with an opposing view I think it is just as important for Brendon Ayanbadejo to be able to express his view as me to express mine. (or his teammate Matt Birk )

Chik Fil A / Marriage Controversy

This Chik Fil A thing has gotten ridiculous. If you are gay you will never make those of us straight people that don’t believe that you were born gay, believe it. Much like no straight person could make you believe that you weren’t born gay. The bigger issue here is what ends up happening to heterosexual and Christian institutions. If you boycott a company that doesn’t believe what you believe then you are basically saying you don’t want them to earn any money. So then what if you succeed and the company goes out of business? Then when these people with different beliefs than you go somewhere else to be hired do you also boycott them getting a new job? So then it becomes an issue because if this continues you are saying that people with different beliefs than you do not deserve to earn a living and support their family. But wait, isn’t that what homophobic people did to gays in the first place? Wasn’t the whole purpose of your “new civil rights movement” to stop discrimination and give people who believed and lived differently equal rights? If you don’t believe in Christianity, then why do you want a religious institution like marriage? Why then is it not enough to have a ceremony by a Justice of the Peace outside of a church and call it whatever new term you want to make up that’s as fabulous as a union of this sort implies? ( that was a joke, live with it) The fact of the matter is that I don’t believe what you believe, I will not apologize for what I believe nor would I expect you to either. But when my beliefs bleed over into my ability to feed my family and I am opressed because of these beliefs I will not stand for it.

Btw, what’s the deal with all the letters? It used to be LGB then LGBT then LGBTQ now it’s LGBTQIA ? How many sexual preferences can there really be in the world and do they all have to add a letter each year? Next year it will be LGBTQIA EIEIO that’s just plan confusing and does nothing to aid the cause.

PPS. Personally I support gay rights, if you have been able to put up with one person in a house for several years and you get cancer you deserve the same rights as a housewife in the same situation. There is NO good reason why people in a union of this sort should not be accorded equal rights. My only quarrel is that if you want a union not governed by religious precedents rituals and beliefs dont call it a marriage. #boom

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On Her Mind

You don’t respect my mind
Make me feel stupid in front of my friends
In front of your friends
No regard for feelings
Disregard opinions
Got me looking at other women
You turn me down
When you could’ve said yes
But you only say no cuz it’s something I wanted
It’s not like it’s something we can’t afford
Its because you just don’t want it
Or is it because you don’t want me to have it
Don’t want me to be happy
Control my life
You ain’t my family
You ain’t much while I’m at it
By myself I can do badly
Why you always feel like you gotta compare me
“You’re not like such and such”
“You don’t do like so and so”
You not still with them though
Why you gotta kick me when I’m already feeling low
Why you want me to be different so…
You never compliment my hair or the way I dress
When I do more you tell me do less
Criticize the way I talk or walk always have me stressed
Why you gotta be so difficult
You never seemed pleased
Even when I break my back
Even when I’m down on my knees
And he said….
Same thing goes for you
I get on my knees to please you
Break my back working to feed you
You say I talk like a thug
Say I walk with a limp
Complain I’m gone too much
But you’re quiet when the money gets spent
Think I should dress with more swagger
Think an s- curl would make me look pimp
When I’m loud I’m too ghetto
When I’m reading I’m nothing like him
Compare me to such and such
Cuz he gave you every frivolous whim
Always asking for something
But you never talking bout doing nothing
And you want everything in the world
But tell me baby…
When did you start to like girls?

I think I put a nice spin on this. Obviously if you understood where I was going with this you know off top that this is not about me.