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Guilty or not…..

September 17, 2014

punish ’em just in case they are….

I’ve had fun rippin’ on all of the grovelers and their camp followers trolling for chances to rack up some air time by apologizing from the Public Dais, but it’s time to move on. I’ve got bigger fish to fry, which reminds me….at least nobody, nobody of any significance anyway, has tried to one-up that self immolation gig of the sixties.

The “N” word is passé. There’s a new twist. Apparently, somebody has set up a street cart and has been hawking faux halos, buy one get two free genuine certified beatifications (just pay shipping and handling), and other self-congratulatory paraphernalia. Recently there has been a run on officially disapproving of various allegations against jocks and other famous people, trying and convicting them in the media, and then the shunning. Oh, yes. When anyone of note, meaning anyone wading through a fog of fame and dollar signs, is accused of some hot-button offense, while the judicial system diddles around making sure “t”s are crossed and “i”s are dotted, the holier-than-thou crowd and those with an agenda to cook but no fuel will ensure that the “accused” is henceforth toast. Guilty, even if proven innocent…..

When I read about some of this crap, I almost expected to see news clips of unwashed mobs of peasants shaking their pitchforks and growling impatiently around the gallows as they wait for the afternoon’s entertainment. But no, it was the “elite”, sans powdered wigs and pink ruffles…….sports team owners selling out in shame because some team member’s third cousin farted in church, coaches and other brass whacking themselves in the head like Dobby the House Elf, and corporate sponsors like Anheuser-Busch taking time out from kissing their own butts to micromanage the NFL’s “handling” of recent non-sports related missteps within its ranks. Oh, the drama of it all.

Get off your high horse and shut up, Anheuser-Busch. Just because you get to sell your wares to the world’s most enthusiastic beer lovers while glued to their TV sets doesn’t mean you get to dictate table manners, elocution, and off-campus activities to anybody associated with whoever is royally gouging you for air time. Sponsor the games, if you will, but please do so responsibly

Addendum: Dollars to donuts these Crusades have everything to do with DOLLARS and little or nothing to do with DO NOTS…

 

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