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Monday, February 09, 2009

Take a Deep Breath

I feel for Michael Phelps's pain. The guy spent years in grueling training, hours every day 24/7 to accomplish something beyond astonishing that gave his countrymen soaring pride. One hit on a bong at a party and they're about to send him to Guantanamo. Christian Bale can't claim Olympic deeds, but he's being equally excoriated for an infantile tantrum. Outlaw infantile tantrums and Hollywood might as well close up shop.


Anonymous lee said...

This young man never sowed his wild oats but if he accepts millions to be a hero to young people, then he owes the young people more than he has given. I know it is not popular to say no drugs of any sort but something has to change in this society which is not working very well at this point. Why not try accepting responsibility for one's actions for a change? Would feel the same if it were alcohol or any other substance. Tired of bail outs and irresponsible famous public figures. No, I am not a right wing fanatic.

7:16 PM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

Aw, Lee, give the kid a break. Okay, so the sponsors drop him because it's all about money, but it's outrageous the American Swimming Association suspends him. As long as he wins races and doesn't do it using performance enhancing drugs then what's the big deal? The reality is we live in a country of tight asses that prefer to pass judgment on others than clean up their own acts.

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Disagree with you, John C. I do not care if he were to smoke buffalo dung. What I care about is the example he gives to the young people. We have been a nation of self indulgent people long enough. Basic honor dictates that if he wants to be a hero for the young, then he needs to act like one. Getting really tired of people that think everything they do from credit card debt to not paying taxes is fine but expect the rest of us to pony up for them.

6:16 PM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

Whoa, who said he wanted to be a hero to the young? Maybe he just wants to swim faster than anybody else and kick back on his off time. Don't blame the sins of the world on one kid who's busted his butt to accomplish something nobody else has.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Lee said...

A quote directly from him after winning the last metal.

8:40 PM  

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