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Friday Filler – It Has To Be Said…

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

As a long time Simpsons fan, I found myself in the unenviable place of being a “talking head” on a “hot topic” and not making myself completely clear during the last “Addicts Live.” If I was running for an elected office, I’d be toast.  However, at the ripe old age of 64 10/12th old, I can assure you that I have undeniably said and done things that would/should have eliminated me from ever holding a public office.  Of course, the rules of comportment and decency in public office have changed drastically.  And that, in a sense, is exactly what I am writing about today.

I am angered by reports of Apu being removed from the Simpsons.  There are myriad stories around this, none of them clear.  The primary reason, is that those in charge at Gracie and Fox are pretty much taking a “we already handled this” approach to the whole controversy that has erupted around the documentary, “The Problem with Apu,” without actually handling it!

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