Friday, August 22, 2014

Will Adam McFadden resign over referring to Anderson Cooper as a "faggot"

A lot of people called for the resignation of Kimberly and Beck over a routine about transsexuals.  Yet, their voices are now silent about Adam McFadden's post on his facebook where he used the term faggots above a picture of Anderson Cooper.  It appears to be a shared post but you get the idea.  The D and C called for Kimberly and Beck to be fired for consistency sake they must call for Adam McFadden to resign.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ranking the Rochester Radio Morning Shows

So, I have listened to all the morning shows in Rochester since Kimberly and Beck left.  And I have decided to rate them and rank them.  I did not include national shoes such as Elvis Durand or Mike and Mike.  Nor did I include 1180, which lets face it is essentially news unfiltered.  Since Chet Walker left there is no personality anymore its just rote news for the most part.

1. The Break Room with Duffy- Duffy has settled into the host roll nicely, the whole cast works together.  And they are funny and witty, with Tommy's comments.  There is no dead weight on this morning shoe which is more then I can say for other shows in town.  Duffy knows sports so his interview of sports people are a little more credible then Moran's who does not know sports as well. 

2. 92.5 WBEE- not my cup of tea as morning shows go.  But again there is no dead weight here and they all play a role.  The host has to carry the show as his sidekicks are what they are sidekicks.  But the show works and flows without obvious flaws.

3. Bill Moran- show is new and still seems to be finding its way.  It feels like it is torn between being the Kimberly and Beck replacement (would have ranked 2 on this list).  They do some sports, the show seems scattered shot, are they trying to be funny or interesting or both.  The segments can vary from day to day.  But they are interesting rarely funny.

4. Tony Matthews-  listen this is a show for Warm 101.3 is not offensive and is subtle, perfect for the audience.  I cannot remember a single joke or subject they have talked about, but maybe that is the point.  Not sure Warm needs a morning guy, pretty sure the ratings would be the same if they went the WHAM route.

5. Scott Spezzano and company-  Essentially this show is Elvis Durand light.  They basically do Elvis Durand bits but a local level.  I do not blame Spezzano for this ranking, the problem is essentially, the replacement for Duffy adds nothing to the show.  Moose and Duffy were funny, the new guy is not funny and not interesting as well.  Sandy Waters was able to hide with Duffy and Moose but now that they are gone.  The band aid has been ripped clean revealing her inability to contribute to the show, we know she is safe because she is married to the program director but none the less.  The show is drowning and Spezzano needs help desperately and shake up here.  Just so you don't think I hate PXY during the Duffy era this show would have been 2 and maybe 1.

How the Democrat and Chronicle delved into anti cathloic bigotry in a bigotry article

I have written previously about how the Democrat and Chronicle employs an anti Christian blogger (who called for the firing of Kimberly and Beck):

This time an article about David Andreatta about Mercy High School honoring Abby Wambach.  This could not just be Mercy High School honoring its most famous alum.  This had to be a strike against catholic bigotry.

Here is a line written in the article with no supporting data:
We live in an age in which Catholic institutions fire workers for being in same-sex relationships and rescind awards bestowed upon people later revealed to be gay.

Pro Tip: If you are going to accuse an entire institution of bigotry, provides some evidence.

Why is it so hard for people to understand that Catholicism has teachings they choose to follow.  It is not bigotry, its what they believe there is a difference.

And what David Andreatta leaves unsaid is the vast majority of Catholics are tolerable of homosexuals and do not practice bigotry.  But why deal in facts when you can site obscure BLOGS to prove your point. 
David goes on to get mad that Mercy officials would not talk to him, but not as mad when Wambach would not talk to him.  Anybody reading the article critically would realize by that statement, that it is David who is the bigot not Mercy.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Did Mike Brown assault the St Louis Police Officer before being shot

So, by now you have heard of Mike Brown the unarmed 18 year old black male was shot by St Louis Police following getting caught shop lifting.  The coverage has gone out of its way to say Brown was fleeing police.  But, as witness say Brown was in custody, how does one get out of custody without using physical force.  This would seem the natural question and would explain the officers actions.  However, none of the news media seems interested in asking the question.  They are mainly interested in having black witnesses (with obvious axes to grind) attack the police for what they saw.  On a side note, if as many people witnessed this event as they claim did it take place in Edward Jones Dome.  Can the media at least attempt to screen witnesses before putting them on TV, some of these people are clearly lying.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Why Comission Junction is better then Linkshare

In the land of affiliate marketing one has to be careful, a lot of the opinions you are being served are an enticement for you to purchase something through their link.  So finding an honest take on affiliate marketing sites is very difficult there are some message boards that are informative but that is about it.  I have been affiliate marketing for about three years now with moderate success.  Most if not all of my success has been with Amazon.  But I am not blogging about them today.

I am blogging about linkshare and commission junction (and no I am not going to try and sell you something).  For two years I have tried everything and every angle with commission junction and linkshare.  I have tried posting banners on my website and get  100,000s impression and never had a purchase from a banner.  Banners do not work, and I am talking about putting up 1-800 flowers banners before Valentines day.

One of the problems I have had with linkshare and the main reason I support it over Commission Junction is linkshares tracking stats are inflated.  They always will report hundred of clicks for the smallest of ads.  Whatever, they use it is not a cookie is not accurate.  Linkshare has reputable companies such as Wal Mart 1-800 Flowers and Best Buy, but the only one I have ever converted was Crocs.  The problem it is impossible to figure out what is working.  Contrast that with Commission Junction who at minimum gives accurate data on clicks.  And remember clicks are what you need to track, without clicks there are no conversions.  According to linkshare I once had 2,500 clicks in a month without a conversion, there is just no way.  Where as commission junction, gives accurate click measurements

Also Commission Junction's links are superior to linkshares, the Commission Junction links for individual products include a description where linkshare is just a picture.  Both fail to include the price which is contrast to Amazon.

Anyways this is my two cents, for what its worth I think linkshare is superior to clickbank andshareasale.  But if you do surf websites and message boards you will see complains of linkshare checks being lost in the mail.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Did Dustin Johnson fool around with Allie McKenzie

In the Golf magazine story on Dustin Johnson's suspension it mentions that he fooled around and affairs with two players wives.  One of which broke up a marriage.

The second comment here in Deadspin makes a fairly good choice it was Allie McKenzie:

They are now divorced.  Here is a pic of Allie McKenzie she is hot.  She is a model and has been feature in FHM according to this profile: