Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The "Nation of Wimps" Baloney

All this "Nation of Wimps" talk because of the postponing of the Eagles game Sunday night is, well, wimpy beyond belief. There is nothing wimpier than a lot of loud talk from a bunch of armchair second-guessers especially when it comes to a lousy football game.

Would it have been fun to see the Eagles and Vikings in a windy snow storm? Yeah. Would it have been "magical" as manfully suggested by Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News? I kind of doubt it.

No doubt there would have been plenty of Eagles fans willing to brave the snow to see the Birds play in such trying conditions.

No doubt there would have been a few of non-wimps in the stadium with their shirts off drinking beer and throwing snowballs at Santa Claus.

But magical? Please!

We may be a nation of wimps but its not because a handful of corporate bureaucrats and government Democrats decided to postpone a football game.

We're a nation of wimps because we allow government agents to feel up our grandmothers, mothers, wives and daughters in the name of national security.

We're a nation of wimps because we allow our government to take from our children so that we may live more comfortably in our golden years.

We're a nation of wimps because we ask cops to protect us from crime instead getting a gun and protecting ourselves.

We're a nation of wimps because we continue to elect people to government who refuse to be fiscally responsible out of fear of being voted out of their cushy offices.

We're a nation of wimps because we allow government to insinuate itself into just about every facet of our lives from what what we eat and drink to what we drive and how we communicate.

We're a nation of wimps because we ask government to do things like take care of our parents and grandparents when they get old and sick instead of doing it ourselves.

We are a nation of wimps because we've allowed the government to take away rights and responsibilities that were taken for granted by our grandparents and great-grandparents just a few short years ago.

You want to talk wimpy? Go whine about having the pleasure of watching an NFL game in the snow taken away from you like a lollipop. There is nothing manly about watching men, real men, compete in a blizzard from the warmth and comfort of your own livingroom.

And there is nothing manly about casually slandering others for taking away your entertainment for an evening.

Sheesh.

UPDATE: Gov. Ed Rendell followed Bunch's lead:
Rendell viewed the NFL's decision as a referendum on the toughness, or lack thereof, of the United States.

"My biggest beef is that this is part of what's happened in this country," Rendell said.

"We've become a nation of wusses. The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything," he added. "If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down."
First of all, Rendell belongs to the "Mommy party," the one that has been bent on making as many citizens as possible dependent on and subserviant to the Nanny State.

As for the Chinese. They are not kicking our butt in everything. And certainly not when it comes to freedom, free time and affluence. The One-Party state in China does not allow it's People to go marching anywhere without permission. You do, you get arrested and locked up. Like in China, this decision to postpone was made from the top down by politicians and corporate titans. If there had been a game, Eagles fans would have been at it. (And they certainly would have seen a more interesting game than they did Tuesday night.)

Rendell is auditioning for NFL commish and angling to become the People's Choice by talking and sounding tough.

But what's more wimpy, postponing a football game because of a blizzard, or not being able to come up with an on-time budget in 8 years and constantly looking to the federal government for handouts necessitated by your failure to be fiscally responsible?

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