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Conspiracy theorist goes too far, minority hurricane names, no spin zone, OH MY! The update for April 21

By LAMONT MANN

Editor’s note: Lamont Mann is part of the weekly update team (Fridays) and also weighs in on a variety of subjects during the week. He is former military and a UH grad. Follow him on Twitter @sportsmedialm

Over the years, I’ve been labeled a conspiracy theorist.  Mainly because I believe little of what the mainstream media says.  I am cool with a good conspiracy if its rooted in some form of logic, but the last week, with the deaths of the Facebook Murderer and Aaron Hernandez, the theories were out right lunacy.

A guy on Social Media told me the Facebook Murderer was a hoax.  They (white people) faked the whole ordeal from the murder to the videos to his suicide, just to distract black people from Donald Trump dropping bombs on Syria.  Arron Hernandez “offing” himself a day after only compounded the theories.  To my surprise, there are lots of people who are equally disturbed with Social Media Conspiracy Guy so one of my Facebook friends took the time to write the following for Conspiracy Guy:

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Adios, No. 80: Speaking of the former dead Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez, Andre Johnson can’t catch a break.  Wednesday, Andre was all set to retire a Texan which should have been the lead story. However, his retirement was totally eclipsed by Aaron’s suicide.  Patriots one up the Texans again…

 All jokes aside, Andre’s retirement went well.  There were was a moment during his speech he got emotional and the whole local market ran with “emotional” in their headlines.

Storm center: I love this time of the year when major storm names are revealed.  Selfishly, I like this time of the year because of Houston’s own Sheila Jackson Lee.  I will never forget, it was late October 2001, Washington DC was all about terrorism.  During that period, Sheila tried to push a Bill for storms to be named after minorities.  I was floored, I thought it was a joke.  I could not understand how 99% of people were focused on terrorism and the collapsing economy (Enron and Worldcom) and she was concerned with hurricane names. That’s when I realized, Sheila is not dealing with a full deck of cards. In addition, why would you want to be named after an event associated with death and destruction?

O’Reilly factors out: While I am on donkeys, let’s look at Bill “Loofa RubBoy” O’Reilly.  Bill and Fox parted ways after ongoing HR issues. WRONG, Fox released O’Reilly because the O’Reilly Factor’s sponsors were jumping ship. If Bill’s sponsors didn’t jettison the show, Bill would still be on air.   What’s going to be interesting moving forward is which networks will try to grab him now that he’s a free agent.  Lastly, if Donald Trump wants to get into the Troll Of Fame, replace Spicer (Press Secretary) with Bill O’Reilly.  The Left and Mainstream Media may very well migrate to Canada.

Taxing day: Stephen Uzich had an interesting article on the Tax Day floods.  It caught my attention because I was completing my taxes during the flood while cursing anything in my sight because I was pissed off.  For the last 10 years, I have said “if you want to change Washington D.C., hold elections a day after Tax Day.”

Lots of other good stuff on the site over the last two days. Paul Muth ditched a chick for a Rockets game, Brien O’Donal broke down how the NFL schedule affects each division, and Dustin Bennett told us why Mike Florio sucks.

QUOTE OF THE DAY 

I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

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