Jul 19, 2013

Finally, CNN comes to its senses and plays George Strombo

Finally...CNN gets a clue and plays George Stombo

and..........as I predicted.....

waiting, waiting, waiting weeks........

first its on, then its off, then its on........

the show was excellent.  George Stroumboulopoulos is a brilliant interviewer.   

Oh, he leans in........

Seriously, he has this interview thing down to a science.  Of course, I love Larry King, just like me he loves to ask questions, but, I do not know if he always loves  to have the table turned.  George conducted an excellent interview--Larry was very comfortable and we were so lucky to find out interesting things about his early life, how Larry feels about live television, working, even though he is no longer just starting out and just what makes him tick.

George's interview with Aisha Tyler, beautiful comedian and actress, writer and extraordinary personality was also brilliant.  This lady has so much to offer and George asked all the right questions.  She likes to make people feel comfortable and feel like they belong.  I enjoyed both of these interviews because they got to talk and tell their thoughts.  I really liked Aisha--she is actually inspirational.

His third interview with fight promoter Dana White was informational and scary as well, as he told about being intimidated for 2,500.00 by thugs of Whitey Bolger at the ripe old age of 21.  He immediately left town that day.

George Strombo has the knack for making the guest feel comfortable and that secret that most talk show hosts (not Larry King)  often never, ever get--to let the guest give us their very personable information that we can use--it might apply to us and be helpful and that's the coolest thing to achieve on a talk show.

George is serious and he acts interested--to put it simply--he is really very good.

Thank you CNN, for finally putting on the new George Strombo show--please don't take it off now that I like it and look forward to good info and talk.

Thank you George, that was a good job and I enjoyed seeing your new show.


Picture Perfect Moroccan Cake from Cooking with Alia

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The henna lady who decorated our cake. What a master!!!!

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The most beautiful Moroccan cake ever! Decorated with chocolate henna style!!!! Love it. I don't want to eat it!!!

this is copied from the cookingwithalia facebook page...........

Thank you Alia for this wonderful picture....I also love the detail on her sweater........cl
Thank you for sharing these very interesting things with your fans.

Bill O'Reilly: Meet Al Sharpton

Talking about Al Sharpton........

this is when he seemed quite  impressive to me:

.....interviewing a group of advocates in Cleveland during the chaos of the three beautiful girls held hostage in the house of Mr. Castro for several years.  The men said "Oh, Hi, Reverend Al....." as if they knew him and they were on a first name basis.  The neighborhood group continued to talk to him without fear or nerves--they were able to say what they were thinking as if they were on equal footing with the Reverend.  

Making the point that Reverend Al Sharpton does represent  and give a voice to a certain working class group of people, just the average citizen, of any color or social orientation that may not otherwise be heard.  He has a certain gift to promote conversation and receive information.

On the other hand.....Bill O'Reilly is so busy cutting people off he is interviewing he does not really get the scoop.  He doesn't get the get.....  When someone he does not like or is afraid of talks he can't handle it.  Maybe the person had something important to tell, good info; Bill will not know because he's too busy being arrogant...he does not listen.

or the more important question...is Bill O'Reilly capable of conversation.........

I would say this to Bill or anyone who criticizes Reverend Sharpton........

Perhaps you are not really listening to Al Sharpton, have you watched his show?  I do not watch him every day but often right before Chris Mathews, as time permits.  

Have you read the opinions of the contributors to the news networks?  Many of them say the same thing, including Eric Holder....stand your ground is really not a fair law and not applied fairly.  It is hard for me to hear and believe that black fathers have to have a certain conversation with their sons about not running away from the police, including Eric Holder, himself, being stopped running when he was a federal prosecutor.  

But not just for a certain culture or group of people, we do not want laws that allow vigilante justice on any kid of any color or any group.  Unfortunately, the kids do not always act correctly and have poor judgement or do not live in reality--the other thing I have noticed--the boys are huge and sometimes are quick to fight, and the girls, too. I am not talking about Trayvon Martin, but teenagers, in general--they are kids but we do not want them to die for it.  

A little example:  Bario Logan, San Diego--the 12 year old boys were often beat up for gang affiliation where I worked; point being--that incident would never happen at the rich white schools.  That was shocking news to me and I have lived in middle class white San Diego forever.  So I guess it is true--we see the world through a white prism.  

What language are they speaking............

The police were constantly questioning the kids, "What tats do you have, who do you back?"

Bill O'Reilly says he is representing the folks, but in reality Al Sharpton is probably more realistically representing the folks.  Bill said he is the watchdog looking out for the regular working guy--Bill...meet Al Sharpton.