Football Players Behave Badly and that’s NEWS?

September 16, 2014

By Cole

Earlier this year, the media couldn’t report enough about racism in basketball, as if nothing else in the world mattered. Now it’s off-the-field brutality in football.

Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice clocked his fiancée in an elevator, knocked her out, and dragged her off like some caveman, and it was all caught on tape.

It wasn’t until video of the actual punch leaked out that the NFL’s male brass were shamed into meting out some actual discipline against Rice.

Rice is now unemployed, the woman he socked is now his wife, and she blames everybody for embarrassing and humiliating them. But if Mrs. Rice thinks her husband’s aggression was a one-off and she’s willing to risk getting decked again the next time she pisses him off, who are we to judge?

Rice being exposed as a batterer has sent football’s skeleton’s flying out of the closet. I’ve seen so many reports of NFL players raping and beating women and children, I can’t begin to count or keep them all straight.

These are brawny guys who train every day to be vicious brutes on the field. It’s disingenuous to be shocked when they practice their lethal skills off the field.

It’s like being surprised when a pit bull who’s been raised to win dog-fights chews up a baby.

If anybody should be shocked, it’s the players themselves. The public LOVES watching them be savage. That’s football. Men crashing in to each other to inflict as much pain as possible, while leaving everyone intact enough to stand up and do it again.

For a handsome living, these guys willingly get their brains scrambled and their bodies broken. Why is everyone stunned when they become unable to discern their “enemies” in the game — the pretend war — from their “enemies” in reality? Why do we expect them to be able to switch their inner bully on and off?

All you football fans who claim to be appalled by these abusive players’ behavior have only yourselves to blame. Your ticket purchases finance their lessons in assault, and your cheers and adulation egg them on to commit it.

If you don’t like the result, then find a less bloodthirsty sport to squander your weekends on.

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Obama and the ISIS Double Standard

September 11, 2014

By Cole

After two grisly beheadings, President Obama has finally stopped dithering and plans to swat at ISIS with air strikes and squander more money and men to train local troops and rebels who, at any moment, might toss their American-made weapons to ISIS and run like little girls.

It wouldn’t matter if Obama decided to send 300,000 ground troops to rampage through Syria and Iraq (again). Ten years from now, a fresh generation of twisted Muslims will still be committing mayhem.

The only real fix here is for Muslims in the region to decide enough’s enough, unify against their own lunatic fringe, and stamp it out themselves.

But when do Muslims ever do that? Never. Instead, they just follow our lead.

The U.S. has no grounds for complaint about ISIS when we tolerate — legally sanction and even glorify— terrorism just as brutal right here at home.

Reading excerpts from Obama’s speech today, I got a hearty laugh at these priceless gems:

“We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are.”

“This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”

Buddy Boy, where have you been? Look out the White House windows. Our streets run red, too. Our terrorists are “Defenders of the 2nd Amendment.” Newspapers across America chronicle their atrocities every day. They’re a band of thugs, sane and insane, armed to the teeth, who may randomly mow down adults, children, and pets in their homes and in public places.

NOBODY is safe from being senselessly killed anywhere, any time.

How is this any different from what ISIS does? Are you saying one man cutting off another man’s head is worse than a 9-year-old girl blowing off her shooting instructor’s head with an Uzi?

And here it’s all perfectly legal. Our terrorists only face penalties if they get caught and their attorneys can’t lie well enough to convince a judge and jury they DIDN’T do it.

Why are we in a lather about ISIS when, if they were here, they could get their hands on assault weapons and continue killing, with the added assurance that a good chunk of the population would just shrug it off and defend their right to be armed?

The world is in a sorry state when civilized nations with good reason to fear ISIS look to the United States for leadership in confronting irrational evil.


Jury Didn’t Fall for McDonnells’ Farcical Defense

September 5, 2014

By Adele

Today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch said it all.

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Virginia’s previous governor, Bob McDonnell, and his wife, Maureen, got the ultimate smack-down from the people they were chosen to serve, convicted on every felony charge of corruption and obstruction of justice.

In 2009, Virginia voters were subjected to an ad campaign where McDonnell tried to pass his family off as 21st century Cleavers, only to watch him on the witness stand today flaying his wife alive in a futile attempt to save his own neck.

That Maureen sat in court for 5 weeks listening to herself being vilified by her husband and nearly every witness for the prosecution AND defense only reinforced her willing complicity in the sham defense, which was that she hates Bob so much, they couldn’t have possibly conspired in corruption.

What was more disgusting than seeing their unbridled sense of entitlement exposed was their cynical pact to convince the world they’re estranged, even as evidence piled up that Bob reveled in the perks of his wife’s indecent liaison with businessman Jonnie Williams every bit as much as she did.

Yeah, you read that right. No one dared say it during the trial, but what do we look like? Kittens? I don’t believe there’s any way Maureen felt free to milk Jonnie every time she wanted some cream unless she believed she’d earned it. And servicing Maureen was the surest and cheapest thing Jonnie could do to keep her coming back for more until he got what he wanted.

McDonnell’s lawyer keeps insisting, “Jonnie got nothing from Bob.”

Baloney. Perhaps nobody else would touch Jonnie’s dodgy tobacco-based miracle cure, Anatabloc, but Jonnie got plenty — if the devotion of a pathological “nutbag” could be considered a reward.

In the end, Jonnie walks away with immunity from prosecution for anything, and the McDonnells get sentenced in January. They face 30 years in the slammer, but “experts” say they may do 2-5 years tops, or get the whole mess thrown out on appeal.

Bob and Maureen separately sobbed in the courtroom as all their guilty verdicts were read. But it probably wasn’t out of remorse for what they’d done, but for seeing the door of opportunity to continue doing it slammed in their faces.

They’ve dragged Virginia through the mud with their trailer-trash behavior, and insulted Virginia’s intelligence in how they tried to justify it. They deserve the harshest penalty the court can throw at them.


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