I can’t do it.
Nope, I can’t work up the usual outrage I normally feel when my government once again tells some of its citizens that their freedoms aren’t as free as the rest of ours.
When our government declares a certain group of people as “less welcome,” and tells them NOT to be open about who they really are.
I wish I could get worked into a lather tonight, about the cowardly United States Senate once again refusing to repeal the disgusting “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that doesn’t allow gay Americans to serve in the military.
But I can’t. Harry Reid’s a bum, the Republicans are obstructionists, yada yada yada.
Our government is broken, has been broken for a long time. And I don’t have the energy to stamp my feet and jump up and down tonight screaming for change.
All I have is a deep sadness for the thousands and thousands of gay Americans who are being told by their country that their life isn’t worth much. That they’re not allowed to die for their nation, unless they lie about who they are.
**The Ohio University Bearcat was mighty ticked off at Brutus Buckeye, the mascot of Ohio State University, before Saturday’s game. Yeah, he’s now the former Ohio U. mascot. He said afterwards he’d been waiting a year to pull this stunt. I don’t know why furry men can’t just play nice:
**Braylon Edwards, Braylon Edwards, Braylon Edwards. You have a big game for the New York Jets Sunday, you already have a well-deserved reputation for being an off-the-field headache, and what do you do? You go out Monday night, get drunk, get behind the wheel of a car, and get arrested for driving under the influence.
What an absolute disgrace. You’re an NFL player, hire a limo! Take a cab! What’s even more of a disgrace is that neither the NFL nor the Jets can suspend Edwards for this Sunday’s game, because of some obscure clause in the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL owners and the players’ union.
What a great racket it is, being a pro athlete.
**Finally today, a happy Wednesday moment from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, at the moment probably my two favorite athletes in the world. Theirs is a rivalry, but also a true friendship, and it made me laugh to see this. This is an outtake from a commercial the two were filming, for Federer’s charity.