Thoughts on our peculiar culture
I think I will label this column “Some passing comments on our peculiar culture.”
ALABAMA VS. NOTRE DAME:
Did you happen to watch the most talked about football game of the decade last Monday night? Alabama destroyed the “Fighting Irish,” and as a matter of fact, the game was never in question from the get go. But a strange thing happened during this game that still has me scratching my head. The ESPN cameras panned the stadium and found Miss Alabama USA, Katherine Webb, seated beside A. J. McCarron’s mom. McCarron is the Alabama quarterback who is presently dating Miss Webb. Brent Musburger, the ESPN announcer commented that “the quarterbacks seem to get all of the good-looking women.” The feminists came up off of their toadstools and cried long and loud that this statement was sexist, undignified, and disrespectful of women. The howls were so loud that ESPN issued a written apology saying that Musburger did wrong and now understands what “it was that he did wrong.”
Well, I don’t understand what he did wrong. Katherine Webb, the 23-year old Miss Alabama USA, is a beautiful young woman. Brent Musburger was absolutely correct in pointing this fact out. If Musburger, age 73, was correct, why did ESPN issue an apology?
Was Miss Alabama USA offended by Musburger’s remarks? Absolutely not. In fact she said that she was flattered. I asked Miss Judy if she was offended, and her immediate answer was a resounding “no.” I ran into a friend of mine at the school Wednesday, and she started laughing. “I’m a conservative southern woman, so you know that I was not offended.” Then she gave me the money line: “If Notre Dame had played a better game, maybe Musburger wouldn’t have been looking for things to talk about.” I don’t think I can add anything to that observation. I’ll just say that Miss Webb is a very attractive young woman, and I don’t plan to issue an apology for saying it –ever.
If you are a practicing physician, you might want to take cover. The leftist (Democrats) may be coming for you sooner than anyone thought. The Marxists among us are now asking the question, “Why should a doctor make a profit for treating a sick person?” To the left, doctors make too much money. “Why should anyone get rich from treating sick people?” The left in this country would love to see all doctors working for a non-profit organization – like the government, for example. Expect the healthcare in this country to spiral down very quickly now that Obama has revealed his plans. I pray that you are a healthy person.
LOW INFORMATION VOTERS (LIV):
A new term has been coined this year, low information voters or LIVs. These are voters who pay little attention to what is going on in the country, yet when election time comes, they vote with their hearts rather than with their heads. For example, several LIVs have told me that “Obama cares.”
“About what?” I inquired.
“Does Mr. Obama know you personally?”
“No, but he cares about me, and that’s enough for me.”
The sad truth is that not only does Obama not know them, but he could care less about them. If he cared, this economy would not be in the shape it’s in, and people, even LIV’s, could find work and support their families.
Beginning on the 9th of January, the National Cathedral in Washington, D. C. will begin performing same-sex marriages. What a national disgrace. If I were an Episcopalian, I would immediately renounce my membership at the National Cathedral. Wait a minute; I think I may have experienced an epiphany. Since the U. S. Constitution is an “evolving document,” perhaps the Bible is evolving, too. I’m sure the liberals will tell us soon. Anyway, I would still resign.
PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION:
This may be an oxymoron since there is a great deal of evidence to show that little or no education is going on in our public schools across this nation.
When I was at the University of Oklahoma taking management courses, I made friends with many young people who had children between the ages of 6 – 18. These young people lived in places like California, Utah, Georgia, Washington, D.C, and Nebraska. To a person, they were dissatisfied with the products that are being cranked out by our public schools.
For example, we asked several students what the difference was between socialism and capitalism. None knew the correct answer. Economics may be being taught in America’s public schools, but it is most certainly done with a bias for socialism.