In the 1968 Olympics (and yes you young ASAs and PDs and Judges -many of us litigating against you were alive then)
gold medalist Tommy Smith and Bronze Medalist John Carlos raised their hands in a "Black-Power" salute. The gesture wedded sports and politics then and for thereafter. (The befuddled silver medalist from Australia was just along for the ride).
|Hands up- Don't shoot us.|
On Sunday, before the start of the football game in St. Louis, several members of the St. Louis Rams came out of the tunnel with the "Hands-Up" gesture, now universally recognized as a show of support for the organizers in Ferguson, Missouri.
The St. Louis police department, sworn upholders of 9 of the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, acted with outrage, and demanded that the Rams and the NFL punish the "thugs" (their word, not ours) who perpetrated the salute.
Somebody needs to sit down with the Neanderthals (our word) who work at the St. Louis police department, and read to them the first amendment to the constitution of our country. Perhaps instead of reading "Goodnight Moon" while sipping coffee in a Dunkin Donuts (yes, the outrageous stereotypes are what we were looking for), the members of the police department should remember that they work for a police DEPARTMENT and not a police STATE- although we are sure that the phrase "all orders must be obeyed" probably resonates favorably with them.
Our final thoughts- Moronic. Disgusting. And Dangerous. Because you better believe the aggrieved law enforcement gendarmes will be taking our their anger and frustration on the first citizen that tells them to go to hell- which by the way- citizens are allowed to do.
This is your Miami Dolphins Monday Night Football-Tuesday blog edition. Updated- Fins won-playoffs hopes still alive.
Twenty years ago Dan Marino ran the "fake spike play" at the end of the first half in a monumental Dolphins comeback and win. The win sent the J…E…T…S…. JETS JETS JETS into a 4-33 downward spiral of losses.
In Fantasy Football this week, it wasn't pretty as Rumpole's team hung 131 points on Mr. Markus's team in what the last President Bush would call "a thumpin." Markus managed to squeak out 71.75 points.
YOU KNOW YOU'RE HAVING A BAD DAY WHEN…..This is how you start or end it…
|ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE|