The Miami Dolphins is a team that is undeniably a remarkable franchise that has a storied history. Makes you wonder what Don Shula must be thinking, doesn’t it? Or does it?
The fact is that we really know very few things at this point about this mess in south Florida. Here is what I seem to have gathered as this afternoon:
- Rowan, I mean Incognito has been suspended indefinitely from his job.
- Martin quit the team.
- Incognito has made one public statement, saying more or less that it will work out.
- Martin is getting mental healthcare.
- Incognito has a history of being thrown off both university and professional football teams due to his behavioral issues.
- Martin’s attorney released a transcript of a seemingly threatening voice-mail… that multiple sources have said did not include Incognito saying something to the effect of ‘call me back, ok?”
- Incognito and Martin were “besties”, taking pictures with fans while they were in New Orleans (#NOLA) for a game, as well a carriage ride.
The Dolphins’ players have overwhelmingly come out backing the presumed “bad guy” Incognito.
There is something big missing here. It is kind of the way that astronomers determine where black holes are out there in space. They see things like light, planets, comets, etc moving in a way that indicates the intense gravity of the black hole.
So what is the black hole around which all these people are moving? It seems to be bigger than just protecting the ‘sanctity’ of the locker room. This feels far bigger than that.
I think this involves something more personal. Something neither side wants revealed to the world. Maybe they were involved in more than a football relationship? Think of the thrusting of something like maybe a homosexual relationship gone bad between two #NFL football players, particularly offensive linemen.
This is pure supposition on my part but, there seems to be a big elephant in the room… a pink one.
Our country has endured more trying time than these, even when seeming as divided as we appear to be at this point. It is we as parents, as believers in the dream, the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I think though that most importantly the sincere belief that another US President, John F. Kennedy, eloquently put that we should not think of what our country should do for us but that we should do for our country. In my opinion that includes ourselves and our fellow Americans. We must work hard to teach those who are being corrupted by entitlement and a shameful disrespect for the rights of others and what it means to be a proud American, not an egotistical one nor egalitarian.
Our country is divided, and we are allowing it to be done by people whom we do not know and who if we met in person would be more likely to punch than discuss things over a beer or cocktail. There is an elitist element that is undermining our faith in one another and our belief in America as a country, and as a country. We have ideals, we have so much to offer as individuals, imagine if we could come together as one large community, citizens, to make things right.
I will not make any attempt to find any words to describe the events of April 15th, 2013 that have not already been overused, since even the best wordsmiths of our time are unable to come up with them. So I apologize in advance for words like cowardice, terrorism, pointless, horrific, evil, and others.
What happened was fairly simple. Right? Two bombs exploded. At the most basic level, that is what happened. Now add the next layer, that these bombs were exploded in a crowd of civilians in the United States. There were two bombs that exploded in a crowd of civilians in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States who were attending a sporting event that didn’t just involve professional athletes but average people from all over the world.
With that being said, what could the point be? Some believe it was the US Federal Government. I won’t mention them specifically, but if you want to find them you can search the internet and find them quickly. Others say it must be some radical Muslim group who hates ‘America’ for what they feel we stand for or in some cases things for which we don’t stand. Then there is the ‘Lone Wolf’ concept, someone pissed at the world, just a sociopath, mentally ill or a combination of those. Then there is the domestic terrorism concept, where some American/s wanted to make a point. Actually that was my gut reaction oddly enough. I hate the idea that it was the first thing I thought of, but it is the state of our unhealthy Union.
Another thought I had was “wouldn’t this be an interesting time for North Korea to launch one or both of those missiles.” Followed shortly by, would they do this? April 15th is a serious holiday there and they even had a marathon in Pyongyang on the 15th. (remember they are ahead of us time-wise.)
The domestic terror point… Tax Day 2013… Boston (home of one of the most famous tax protests ever (Boston Tea Party)… The War Ship “The Constitution” (named by George Washington) has Boston as its home port. Some misguided, disgruntled soul trying to make a point?
Do I have a point?
Intentionally so. Because that is what this bombing was, pointless.
Remember when we heard that we (the USA) launched a missile into Gaddafi’s bedroom window back when Regan was President? At that time do you recall ever thinking that the window could be yours? As a US citizen? By your own duly elected government?
My the times are changing… particularly with Barry in office. Drones. No… not the tedious, monotone, orations that we hear on the floor of our Congress, but the preferred weapon of choice by our Commander and Chief. Damn, we love to blow up ‘HVTs’ (high value targets)… some ass that funded the bombing of an embassy or smuggled weapons into a non-’friendly’ country. Then, it became clear we could blow up anyone associated with ‘terrorism’… damn, have any idea what are considered terrorist organizations? Might be worth looking at, you may very well be involved with one and not know they are on the new, improved, Barry-list.
Boom. Dead. Over. Collateral damage (civilians, people uninvolved, human beings close to the ‘target’ when the decision is made to make them into bits of tissue and blood)… that is just part of how it goes. Almost like playing Call of Duty in hardcore mode, right? You are blasting away at people (living breathing people) who are represented by avatars on the screen and you hit one of your guys. What if COD had civilians running around. Wait, I am sure the US government would not allow that to be depicted in a fictional representation… right? Only in the real world.
However, according to our Attorney General Eric Holder it is perfectly acceptable in the real world not only abroad but on US Citizens on US soil. Here is a fine article about this confirmation by the far right leaning CNN… umm, oh wait. Ummm… No. Here read this.
All of you who were pissed off about water-boarding, what do you think about the concept of being blown up while having dinner in your home because you are on a Presidential ‘kill list”?
If you are thinking I might be pregnant, well that would mean I am a woman. While I said I should have posted something about the events of the night of the US President’s State of the Union Address (what I like to call the night that they caught the LAPD guy who totally fucked up all #SOTU pre-production) or I deserved to be kicked in the nuts. I was not kicked in the nuts, and I am pretty certain that no matter how hard you get kicked in the balls you would not be able to become pregnant.
But I digress…
I am late to make this post. Let me say this loud and clear, do not piss in my face and tell me it is raining. Even if it is raining, you are still pissing in my face. That is how I felt watching the #SOTU. It has been well documented how well Obama is able to manipulate people and facts to best suit himself. If you think this is racist, if you think I am a Republican, if you think I am a bible thumper, you would incorrect. Three strikes, you are out.
The facts speak for themselves. Well, no in fact the facts DO NOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES the President does though. When he speaks of the ‘facts’ they are his facts not the facts grounded in transparency or accurate descriptions and EXPLANATIONS of what actually happened. I am sure you have seen the pundits on the right post all their views of the factual inaccuracies and exaggerations ranging from the comments on doubling fuel efficiency to assault riffle deaths (which one person had noted were out numbered greatly by people being beaten to death with clubs and baseball bats.)
Then you have the Rubio response which got more attention for him grabbing a swig of water than what I thought was one of the best responses to a #SOTU address that I have seen in probably 20 years. It is always awkward, you don’t have the cheering throngs of party loyalists, you never seem to look like more than some ass in a suit (in most cases for good reason), and it is just not something that makes much sense. As for the water drinking incident… come on seriously? Ignoring the content of a speech just because someone needs a sip of water? Is that an intelligent way to look at politics and to understand what is going on in your country. Here it is for your amusement, if you are that kind of shithead… enjoy (since I am more sure you will watch this than something you could learn from that is in the video after this one.)
Finally you had the Libertarian Party response to both the #SOTU and the Republican response. Care to hear some common sense? While he isn’t a rock-star like Obama, he offers a very reasonable view of the way things are in the USA and how they should be. I present Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict. I have more to say, but it might detract from what I believe are important points made by Mr. Benedict.