No more Oprah? On the surface, the announcement that Oprah Winfrey will conclude her show on September 9, 2011 may look like a terrible loss to millions who watch her program on a daily basis. Not so fast. Ms. Winfrey didn’t get to be one of the most influential people in media and one of the wealthiest women in television for nothing. She’s not killing the golden goose. She may be killing the show only in preparation to give birth to her own network. Yup, reports are that Oprah Winfrey is looking to launch the Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN. The news that Oprah was starting her own network hit Variety in 2008 and the project has been delayed. The announcement of her show’s cancellation has caused many to speculate that it is an indication that plans for the OWN Network are still progressing.
Perhaps that isn’t shocking news. But a 10 year old got the shock of her life. Seems that Arkansas police came to the home of a woman who said her daughter was not following instructions. The girl was on the kitchen floor screaming and crying. So, mom did what any mother would do. She told the officer to use his taser. Well, the cop didn’t comply with the request right away. It wasn’t until she kicked him in the groin and upper legs while he was trying to take her into the squadcar to take her to a youth shelter that he whipped it out. A couple of kicks to the old manhood resulted in a “very brief stun” to a pre-teen from the police officer. That seemed to do the trick as he slapped the old braclets on her and carried her to the car. (video news story)