--I’M FOOLISH BUT I’M FINE
I just got done with a hard five mile run. It’s amazing how fast your fitness will disappear if you don’t keep at it.
…I was a Poli Sci major in college and have always loved politics. I try to stay out of the political fray on social media or even here, but I saw this article (below) and thought, really? People really believe these things?
Ann Coulter stirred a storm last week when she wrote:
In last week’s column, Coulter opined: “After a (U.S.) football game, ambulances carry off the wounded. After a soccer game, every player gets a ribbon and a juice box.”
Coulter has elaborated on Twitter: ”More evidence soccer is for girls. Player from Uruguay caught BITING an opponent yesterday. Not punching. Not a cross-body block.BITING.”
Among Coulter's most brilliant points:
There is no accountability in soccer, little self-expression, not much prospect for personal humiliation, for personal disgrace or major injury ("After a soccer game, every player gets a ribbon and a juice box") and, God forbid, girls can play with boys in soccer. For all these reasons, Liberal moms -- "soccer moms" -- love this sport, Coulter suggests.
Coulter buttresses her warning that the growing interest in soccer is a sign of our nation's moral decay with the facts that soccer "is foreign... the French like it," it is "like the metric system" and, worst of all, "You can't use your hands in soccer."
If more 'Americans' are watching soccer today, it's only because of the demographic switch affected by Teddy Kennedy's 1965 immigration law. I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.
Glenn Beck: "Barack Obama's policies are the World Cup." In an extensive rant on the June 11 Glenn Beck Program, Beck purported to explain President Obama's policies "are the World Cup" of "political thought." Beck stated, "It doesn't matter how you try to sell it to us, it doesn't matter how many celebrities you get, it doesn't matter how many bars open early, it doesn't matter how many beer commercials they run, we don't want the World Cup, we don't like the World Cup, we don't like soccer, we want nothing to do with it." Beck stated that likewise, "the rest of the world likes Barack Obama's policies, we do not."
Beck added "those who like the World Cup... they're the most likely to riot," commenting that by contrast, "I haven't seen the baseball riots." He later said of soccer, "I hate it so much, probably because the rest of the world likes it so much, and they riot over it, and they continually try to jam it down our throat."