Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kevin Sorbo: NFL won’t fire anyone over domestic abuse scandal because of Benghazi

There has been a lot of talk about the Ray Rice video. If you've been living under a rock for the past several months, you might not have heard or seen the sickening video of Rice knocking his then girlfriend out cold with a punch to the head and then dragging her out of the elevator. <BR><BR>

The "man" is a disgrace to the NFL and to the entire male species. It all goes back to how star athletes are treated. If they can throw or catch a football or are star basketball players or great high school or college wrestlers, they are treated like gods. They can do no wrong. In high school, these athletes are held to a difference accountability and get special help or outright changing of grades to make sure they are eligible to play. College recruit these high school gods with a vengeance that includes all expense-paid trips to the college for the athlete and his family, they are offered cars and cash. Best of all, the student who gives them tours of the campus make it clear they are happy to show what "team spirit" the female population is willing to give to make sure the athlete picks their college. Now this doesn't happen for every athlete and every school. When JoePa was in charge of Penn State, his players had to live up to a higher standard than most every school. He wanted his boys to have a real degree, not one that is given to them because of their skills on the football field. Don't bother to send hate mail about JoePa, the witch hunt killed him. He paid the ultimate price for his beloved school. I will delete and block anyone who sends such filth. <BR><BR>

I'm not sure that Keven Sorbo knows what he's talking about. He should go back to doing what he does best - acting with his shirt off. I see no connection between the White House, IRS and a cruel, monster who was lucky he didn't kill his girlfriend. There are one-punch murders all the time. If it works, there is a video at the bottom of this with Sorbo telling his story and thoughts on it. <BR><BR>

My thoughts are simple: hundreds of women (and men) are abused every day by their partners. The numbers are easy to find. Talk to volunteers at shelters for abused women. Sometimes, they have to run with nothing but the shirts on their back and their children on their hip. They have nothing, but knew if they didn't leave, one day their husband would finally kill them. Abuse isn't always physical, it can be emotional as well as sexual (yes, there is spousal rape and it's horrible).  Words hit as hard as a fist. When you are told day after day after day that you are worthless and nobody else would put up with such a stupid idiot, you begin to believe it and that when the abuser has truly won. He/She knows their victim will never leave and they will always have their punching bag. We need to help these people not laugh and say "Maybe they should learn to take the stairs" like the idiots at Fox News laughed about the day after TMZ leaked the video. Abuse is never funny and there's nothing to laugh about seeing a woman being knocked unconscious. Ray Rice should never be allowed to play football again. There needs to be a strong message sent that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. <BR><BR> 

Kevin Sorbo: NFL won’t fire anyone over domestic abuse scandal because of Benghazi

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A huge weekend for us

Tomorrow is a major milestone in our family. My parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary! I can't wrap my head around being with the same person for half a century! We are having their party on Saturday afternoon. I have planned it, made all the arrangements, sent out the invites and will decorate tomorrow as soon as we can get into the fire hall where we are having the party. I have RSVPs from almost 100 people. It will be huge, but laid back and casual, just like my parents. They didn't want a big catered affair, that's not who they are. They opted for wings, ham and a variety of salads that family and friends have offered to bring. There will be lots of singing from the guests, as well as stories of how they met from the ones who were there.

I'm creating a scrapbook for them and have asked everyone to write up a memory of their lives before I came around and it will be a beautiful way to share their story for generations to come. It's very important for me to have this. My parents, especially my dad, value photos as a way to keep the memories alive. I'm sure the stories will be funny, sweet and completely them.

Randy and I have been married 26 years, so we are slowly catching up. :) His parents were married well over 50 years. We were brought up knowing the marriage was a true life-time commitment. Divorce isn't an option. When life gets hard, you don't throw in the towel, you work harder at it. I'll freely admit it, our marriage hasn't been all roses and moonbeams over the last two and a half decades, but we didn't give in. We dug in and worked a little harder.

I'm so proud of my parents! I will post photos from their party on Saturday. I have already received a Citation of Congratulations from the PA State Senate as well as our local County Commissioners. I have another big surprise coming for them, but won't put it here in case Mom happens to read it.