Showing posts from September 7, 2014

The NFL, Roger Goodell, and Local Prosecutors All Abandon Virtue

Best evidence. Last week, I wrote a blog on how our culture has abandoned virtue. I set forth the premise that American culture has devolved from a society that honored truth to a society which routinely practices dishonesty. This moral erosion is everywhere. I am a football nut. Shortly after TMZ released the video of the Baltimore Ravens' running back, Ray Rice, punching and knocking out his wife on an Atlantic City elevator- I received a phone call from an old friend of mine. He still works on the police department. He asked me what I thought of the video, the two game suspension, and the 500,000 dollar fine that Rice received from Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner. Goodell, or the NFL, had issued a statement that they had never seen the Ray Rice video. I told my friend this was bullshit, a flat out lie. Nobody is going to levy a two game suspension and a half million dollar fine without getting or viewing the best evidence. In this case, the best evidence of what Ray Rice

Theatre of the Absurd, A Must Read

They are crafting legislation to make depositors cover bank losses. An executive order that allows the government to seize any of your assets that it chooses. Copied in it's entirety. You gotta read this to believe it. Sunday, September 07, 2014 IT'S YOUR FAULT: Federal Reserve Blames Americans Who “Hoard Money” For Obama's Economic Trainwreck By Mac Slavo Despite arguments to the contrary from the Obama administration, mounting evidence suggests that the U.S. economy is rapidly falling back into negative growth territory. More Americans are out of the workforce than ever before, median household incomes are at levels not seen since 1967 , and consumer spending is coming to a veritable standstill. The crisis is apparently so significant that a Federal Reserve governor recently said U.S. policymakers are crafting regulations that will force bank depositors to cover any losses should their financial institutions fail

First, We Abandoned Virtue- The Sunday Collage

Sorry for the delay today. There is nothing quite as enjoyable as betting two college football underdogs, (Northern Illinois and Va Tech) parlaying them on the money line for 39 dollars and having the cage cashier look at me and ask, "How did you win 600 bucks on a 39 dollar bet?" I mean she didn't even want to pay the ticket, she just stood there staring at it. Eventually I explained that parlaying dogs on the money line pays big bucks. Satisfied with my explanation, she then paid me and I drove home late- at 2 AM. A couple of weeks ago, I was reading some interesting stuff about societies and how they eventually crumble and implode. More than a few people have postulated that the first things to go wanting are values, morals, and integrity. This was first proposed by Socrates and then expanded on by Plato as they spoke of virtue as moral excellence. How are people supposed to understand the importance of virtue if your society doesn't teach it and your leaders