THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Saturday, March 30, 2019
A cranky opinion for
Cranky Opinion Saturday
The following is the opinion
of a cranky old man with little expertise on the topic opined.Opposing opinions are welcome, but they are
wrong!As always, no name calling, and
that means you, you big stupid-head!
I really didn’t want to comment on
this Jussie Smollett thing.First of all,
I don’t really care all that much.I’ve
never watched his show, and never heard of him until this whole bru-ha-ha hit
the news.But I did post on his guilt a
few weeks ago, so I guess I need to post on this new turn of events.
OK, in a
nutshell, this actor claimed he was a victim of a racist homophobic attack
which he said was committed by two white guys wearing red MAGA hats.
out that the whole thing was a hoax and Jussie was looking at serious charges
and possible jail time.
day, out of the blue all charges were dropped.There is more evidence on his guilt than against OJ, but the charges
were dropped.The Chicago Police and the
Mayor are livid.
Why were the
was some very powerful political arm twisting.
theory was the Police by having a public airing of the evidence and forcefully
declaring Jussie’s guilt they poisoned the jury pool and any trial would be
position?I don’t care that this is not
going to trial.It was a hoax, and
Jussie is now and will continue to pay a price.He may still appear on his TV show, he might bring extra curiosity
seekers to the show for an episode or two, but when that show is done, I
suspect his career is toast.
fries my buns, is after all charges were dropped, and everyone knows it is BS,
Jussie went before the cameras and proclaimed his innocence.He was very convincing, except we now know
what a skilled actor he is and it was clear he was acting again.It was not only incredibly nervy, it was also
wanted to save his career, he should have shown some remorse.
“I want to
thank the DA for dropping this case, I am grateful to having been spared the
expense and embarrassment of a trial.I
am not admitting guilt, but I do want to apologize for all the people I have
hurt through my bad judgement.Let me
just leave it at that.False claims of
injustice only serve to incite injustice, making a false claim for any purpose
I hope I can
eventually put this incident behind me and move forward.That is all I can say at this time without
jeopardizing the decision of the DA. Thank you
very much and I ask for everyone to understand and forgive.”
this would have incriminated him and would have been stupid, but then he should
have just said nothing other than “I’m glad this has been settled.” Reasserting
his innocence was pouring salt in the wound of public opinion when contrition
might have started the healing.
this country are generally very forgiving.If you are perceived as genuinely contrite, you will be forgiven.
The stance Jussie
took guarantees that he will never be forgiven.His name will be associated with this hoax.It will become a verb for any future
hoax. “I don’t believe you, I think
you’re Jussieing us.”
I think you
Lewinskied it Jussie, you are cleared by law, but as guilty as OJ in the court
of public opinion and that will be your own private prison, a prison that
carries a life sentence.
The preceding was the opinion
of a cranky old man, and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.