Why Is Bill O’Reilly Still On TV?

Why is Bill O’Reilly still on television?

The latest revelations about Faux News settling lawsuits with the many women who have accused the network’s “Head Bro In Charge” of sexual harassment brings up some basic ethical issues.  This is not the first time around for O’Reilly.  Last week he made a sexist and racist joke about Maxine Waters’ hair.  As a matter of fact, he was also accused of beating up his ex-wife in front of his children. That assault in itself should be a reason this guy should have been fired a long time ago.

But I guess in the new age of Trump, where the new president can go around saying grab them by the p*ssy, money talks, buys influence and puts a clamp on victims.  In this case, O’Reilly’s show has generated over $446 million for the network in just the last two years alone.  Luckily, advertisers are changing their minds.

Seriously, why is he still on TV.  He has some deep-seated anger management issues.

This is the reason other powerful misogynists get to climb the ladder of success and hurt other women that don’t agree to their sexual advances, whether we are talking about Roger Ailes or Bill Cosby.

Again, why is Bill O’Reilly still on television?

To Be A Difficult Woman

During Women’s History Month, we usually celebrate women who have made significant contributions to society like Hillary Clinton, Shirley Chisholm, Dolores Huerta and countless other women.  I recently read Roxanne Gay’s latest book, Difficult Women.  This work of short stories explores the different lives of women you will never hear about in a history book.  These women are considered on the edge of society or eccentric.  Many of them are people we may know, like our mothers, sisters, wives, co-workers, who don’t live perfect lives.

I really loved this book.  In fact, I read it in two days!  Check out this interview with the author.

What’s Cooking: Jamaican Corned Beef and Cabbage

Last Saturday my friends Brian and Mariah came to visit us for dinner.  They are originally from Dublin, Ireland and have lived in New York City for the last nine years.  Since it was St. Patrick’s Day weekend, I thought I would make them a special Irish meal.  I asked them if they would like corned beef and cabbage.  Brian said he always hated this traditional Irish meal because it was so bland.

“I have never tasted an Irish corned beef and cabbage I liked,” he said.

“Then you have never tasted the Caribbean version of the recipe,” I replied.

I offered to cook Jamaican corned beef and cabbage since it is spicier, as well as baked chicken just in case they didn’t like.  When I was growing up, my mother made me make this for dinner every Saturday.  It is a pretty simple recipe using corned beef from a can, cabbage, onions, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and your choice of hot pepper (I use pimiento pepper). Pair it with white rice and you have a meal.  Although I don’t eat red meat anymore, I still know how to make this flavorful dish to satisfy.  When Brian and Mariah tasted my recipe, they almost flipped out of my dinner table.    Mariah loved my version so much that she asked me for the recipe.

Below are two slightly different variations on the recipe. Enjoy!

“No need to cook and kill the corned beef again.” Truth…

15 Reasons Why Physical Books Still Matter

I made sure all my electronics were fully charged on Monday evening to safeguard myself from a potential power outage during the snow storm.  As I was charging my mobile, Kindle, and computers, I was made again to appreciate one of the few things in life that don’t require a battery – a physical book.  So I spent most of the storm catching up on some much-needed reading.  I just started reading Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay.  It was an enjoyable reminder that you don’t always need technology to find enjoyment in life.

Here are some other reasons to appreciation the physical book:

  1. Unlike a Kindle, you can read physical books outside without worrying about a glare (unless you have a Paperwhite Kindle).
  2. You can read them anywhere and everywhere.
  3. Physical books help you fall asleep.
  4. You don’t get eye strain.
  5. You can drop a physical book and not worry about breaking it.
  6. A brand-new, physical book smells awesome.
  7. Book covers are gorgeous.
  8. Physical books make great gifts
  9. Unlike an ebook, authors can sign physical books.
  10. You can take book “selfies” like I do all the time on Twitter.
  11. Who doesn’t love browsing bookstores and libraries just to touch a book!
  12. Physical books make great home decor and can be used as furniture and decoration.
  13. They can get wet and you still read them.
  14. Your arms get a better workout.
  15. Physical books give me life!