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Mark Halperin

06/30/11 08:52 AM ET

Mark Halperin has been suspended indefinitely by MSNBC for calling President Obama a “dick” live on air.

The suspension came just hours after Halperin, a top editor for Time and a regular on “Morning Joe,” profusely apologized for the remark, which came during Thursday’s “Morning Joe” broadcast.

MSNBC’s statement read:

Mark Halperin’s comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air. Therefore, Mark will be suspended indefinitely from his role as an analyst.

Halperin also issued a statement:

I completely agree with everything in MSNBC’s statement about my remark. I believe that the step they are taking in response is totally appropriate. Again, I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the President, to my MSNBC colleagues, and to the viewers. My remark was unacceptable, and I deeply regret it.

Time magazine, where Halperin is Editor-At-Large, issued a statement of its own, saying it had warned Halperin about the comments:

Mark Halperin’s comments on air this morning were inappropriate and in no way reflective of Time’s views. We have issued a warning to him that such behavior is unacceptable. Mark has appropriately apologized on air, via Twitter and on The Page.

The fracas even got a comment from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (himself a former top editor at Time).

“The comment that was made was inappropriate,” he said on Thursday. “It would be inappropriate to say that about any president of any party, and I expressed that to executives at the network. I have no comment on whatever action that network, or any network, or any newspaper might take.”

Halperin’s is the latest in a string of suspensions that MSNBC has issued over the past year. Most famously, the network suspended Keith Olbermann for undisclosed donations to Democratic candidates in the 2010 election. It also suspended Joe Scarborough for making undisclosed donations and, most recently, yanked host Ed Schultz for a week for calling radio host Laura Ingraham a “slut.”

Halperin’s gaffe came on Thursday, when he was commenting on Obama’s Wednesday press conference. He first asked host Joe Scarborough, “Are we on the seven-second delay?” implying that he wanted to speak freely but not have his comments broadcast.

Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski assured Halperin that he could speak freely and anticipated a controversial remark. Halperin said:

“I thought he was kind of a dick yesterday.”

Scarborough was in disbelief over Halperin’s comment and quickly directed his attention off-camera, saying, “Delay that. Delay that. What are you doing?”

Halperin apologized after the hosts realized that the show’s new executive producer was not familiar with the seven-second delay button.

“Joking aside, this is an absolute apology. I shouldn’t have said it. I apologize to the President and the viewers who heard me say that,” Halperin said.

“We’re going to have a meeting after the show,” Scarborough said.

Scarborough also made light of the incident, telling his producer, “I would tell you what I think of him, but he doesn’t know what button to push.”

Brzezinski actually made a similar slip of her own earlier this year, fumbling with the word “dip.”  The show earned a seven-second delay in 2008 when Scarborough used the f-word live on air.



Mark Halperin was born on January 11th, 1965 according to

January 11th, 1965

January 11th

1 + 11 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = his personal year (from January 11th, 2011 to January 10th, 2012) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

16 year + 6 (June) = 22 = his personal year (from June 11th, 2011 to July 10th, 2o11) = Foolishness.  Are you joking?  You’ve gotta be kidding me.

22 month + 30 (30th of the month on Thursday June 30th, 2011) = 52 = his personal day = Harsh words.  If you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.





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Brandon Davies Sex Byu Honor Code

03/ 3/11 12:06 AM 

BYU announced on Tuesday that starting forward Brandon Davies was suspended for the rest of the season for violating the school’s honor code. According to Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune, a source revealed that Davies was dismissed after he admitted to having sex with his girlfriend.

Davies is said to be “extremely remorseful” and “heartbroken” over the situation and he’s accepted the punishment.

More from the Salt Lake Tribune:

Among other things, the honor code forbids students from engaging in premarital sex, and admonishes them to “live a chaste and virtuous life.”

BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins reportedly said that the Honor Code Office is reviewing the situation and will determine Davies’ future with the school.

Davis was averaging 11.1 points and a team-high 6-2 rebounds per game. The Cougars are currently the No. 3 ranked team in the country.



It was reported Tuesday that BYU starting center Brandon Davies was let go from the team for the remainder of the season for violating Brigham Young’s honor code.

Wednesday, 1280 The Zone in Salt Lake City reported that Davies’ girlfriend may be pregnant with his child. The honor code does not allow sexual relationships unless you are married, among a hefty list of other rules.

Davies is averaging 11.1 points per game and a team-high 6.2 rebounds, and not having him available for the NCAA tournament will be a major issue for Mr. Fredette and the Cougars.

If and when they meet up with a big-six conference powerhouse, they will need everything they have down low to bang against the other teams’ centers.

BYU’s backup centers have not played many meaningful minutes this season and expecting them to do so this late into the season is asking a little too much.

Their sophomore forward, Stephen Rogers, is averaging 4.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in an average of 10 minutes per game. The Cougars’ freshman 6’10” forward/center James Anderson is averaging one point and one-and-a-half rebounds per game in seven minutes of action.

A plan to go with a smaller lineup and to speed their game up more than usual is what BYU is planning on doing with the Davies absence, according to unnamed sources.

Getting away with not having your starting center might fly against the lower seeds, but this all but guarantees they are not going to be able to make a run as deep as many experts have been predicting.

This will also affect their potential seeding in the big dance. As of now they are a projected No. 1 seed, but without one of their key players, the Cougars may fall as low as a No. 3 seed, making the road to the Final Four that much more difficult.



using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z


A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9


Brandon Davies

2            4


his primary challenge = BD = 24 = Chastity.  Virginity.  Saving it for marriage.

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