Michele Bachmann Insulted by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Introduction Song

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Late Night with Jimmy FallonIt is no surprise that Hollywood and celebrities are pretty much entirely one-sided when it comes to politics. Nearly anything that has a media outlet will use it to bash politics (mainly Republicans and Conservatives) and that includes late night talk shows, specifically Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which has recently found itself in some pretty hot water with politicians and Michele Bachmann.

Host of the Late Night show Jimmy Fallon apologized via Twitter to Conservative Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Tuesday after the comedian and talk show host’s house band played an offensive song as Bachmann’s entrance music for her Monday appearance.

Fallon’s house band, known as The Roots, played Fishbone’s song “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” to welcome Bachmann to the show. However most people, including Bachmann herself, didn’t notice until band drummer Questlove hinted at it in a Twitter post following the show.

Fallon apologized on Tuesday via Twitter saying, “I’m honored that @michelebachmann was on our show yesterday and I’m so sorry about the intro mess. I really hope she comes back. Actually it was a fun interview. She helped me with my Minnesota accent. (I still sound Irish).”

However, Fallon’s apology isn’t enough for Bachmann who accused NBC of sexism for not issuing an apology on behalf of the network. Bachmann told Fox News in an interview on Wednesday that whoever in the band chose the song should be disciplined or fired and suggested NBC has a double standard in how it treats Republican women.

Bachmann stated, “This wouldn’t be tolerated if it were Michelle Obama, and it shouldn’t be tolerated for a conservative woman,” while also calling the song choice an “outrage”. Surprisingly, Bachmann is not the only person complaining. The choice of song came under scrutiny from all sides of the political spectrum. Democratic New York Representative Nita Lowey trashed the show for the song in a statement to Politico and also called on NBC, Fallon and the band to apologize.

Lowey stated, “The choice of song to introduce Michele Bachmann on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ last night was insulting and inappropriate. I do not share Michele Bachmann’s politics, but she deserves to be treated with respect. No female politician – and no woman – should be subjected to sexist and offensive innuendo like she was last night.”

I fear that NBC, Jimmy Fallon and the band will get nothing more than a slap on the wrist or a stern talking to due to Bachmann’s political affiliation. If the tables were turned and a democrat was poked fun at, it would be a whole different story. Can’t we at least have some form of entertainment that doesn’t have to stick its political ideologies in whenever it gets the opportunity?

Source: Yahoo! – Jimmy Fallon apologizes to Michele Bachmann for offensive song

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“Scientists” Say DNA Testing Can Help Determine Your Child’s Future Sports Success

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Atlas Sports GeneticsThink your kid has the potential to be the next LeBron James? How about the next Aaron Rodgers? Or maybe you think you may have just given birth to the next Albert Pujols or Wayne Rooney? Many people believe that their child is the next big sports superstar but few, and I mean few, are ever correct. However, a company out of Colorado claims that it can check your child’s genetic code to determine if your kid will excel at any number of sports.

Atlas Sports Genetics out of Boulder, Colorado says that it uses a child’s genetic code to determine if the best sport for the kid will be football, basketball, golf, baseball, soccer, swimming or another sport. In addition to that, the company also claims to give parents some early information on their child’s genetic predisposition for success in power or endurance sports.

At the small fee of only $160 (per child that is), parents will be able to receive a specially designed DNA kit in order to collect a DNA swab from their child. The swabs are then sent back to Atlas before eventually ending up at some lab in Australia. After a few weeks in the land down under, the results are sent back.

Retired NHL player and 2001 Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Winner Shjon Podein has already signed up his 5-year-old son Junior and his 8-year-old daughter Anna for the test. Podein is also famous for wearing his uniform for a full 25 hours after his team won Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals over the New Jersey Devils.

The specific gene scientists are looking for is the ACTN 3 gene, which is believed to be responsible for fast-twitch explosive muscles. If discovered by the scientists that the child under examination is lacking in the ACTN 3 gene, they will recommend them for endurance sports like long-distance running, cycling or swimming.

If your child’s genetic makeup contains a little bit of ACTN 3, then your child is in the mixed-pattern category, having both strength and endurance. This means that he or she will have a chance at succeeding at any type of sport, whether it be endurance or strength.

If your kid is overloaded with the ACTN 3 gene, then change their name to The Incredible Hulk because they are blessed with both power and strength. These little monsters are best suited for contact sports like football, wrestling, boxing, weight lifting and the like.

Even with “scientific” backing, Atlas has stated that a child still has the potential to excel in a sport that does not match their DNA profile. And with that statement comes the critics as this remark opens up a world of controversy about the whole thing being one big scam.

However, Atlas is sticking by their “work” with President of Operations at Atlas Nat Carruthers stating, “We hope they use it to highlight ways they can train differently. Or it inspires them in a different way as opposed to just locking them into a single sport.”

I honestly hope that there aren’t any people, other than Podeing (who has plenty of money to waste), that are actually buying into this crap. Saying that a certain gene predisposes your child to be successful takes away one of the key concepts of growth for an athlete, working hard to achieve your goals. If anybody thinks this is legitimate, feel free to run through the same process with me, I’ll only charge you $150.

Source: Yahoo! Sports – DNA Testing Could Help Choose Your Kid’s Sport


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