12.10.18- The NFL Shouldn’t Meddle with the Kettle
The NFL keeps finding ways to make itself look bad.
In Dallas, the Cowboys have a huge Salvation Army red kettle in one end zone. It’s a great reminder that the Salvation Army is in the midst of its largest fund raiser of the year.
What better marketing than a prominent NFL star taking money and placing it in the kettle to donate to such a worthy cause? Not to the NFL…apparently it’s an affront the league’s sensibilities about celebrations after a big play.
The league that allows players to self-aggrandize, show up opponents and largely make fools of themselves in these so-called celebrations, frowns upon a charitable act that just might inspire others to do the same.
The NFL needs to wake up. The Alliance of American Football and the XFL are making announcements about their leagues that start in 2019 and 2020.
The NFL, if not careful, could find itself being second rate…3rd if we add college!
12.11.18- History: Disbelief and Destruction
It’s one thing to not believe an event occurred. It’s another when you begin to change an event from what it was to something entirely different, especially when the event is documented history.
First we have NBA star Steph Curry not believing man has actually made it to the moon. He’s entitled to his belief. He’s also been invited to NASA to see the proof.
And then we have New York’s LaGuardia High School’s presentation of “The Sound of Music” which was scrubbed of most Nazi imagery for the school’s play. Why, you ask?
Because whining students and parents could not stand to be subjected to the Nazi images. As I recall, the Von Trapp family story is about fleeing the Nazi’s and the 3rd Reich is integral to their story.
These snowflake factories need to wake up. Neither these kids nor their parents have suffered from Nazi oppression. The history lesson may just do them some good.
12.12.18- Pet Issues, Petty Politicians
Smart governments and elected officials do their best to support legitimate business in their communities. Apparently Indian Harbour Beach is tired of Satellite Beach getting all of the negative press, so here comes a unanimous city council with a bad idea.
There is one, count ‘em, one retail pet store in the city. The Deputy Mayor wants to stop the business from selling dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs.
Pet Supermarket is Indian Harbour’s lone pet store. Why is the city attacking this business?
The city does have an animal issue. If the council wants to be activist and effective they could hire an animal control officer to try and keep the roving coyotes at bay that threaten children and small animals in our community.
That would be an action that helps the community and its residents and does not do harm to a tax paying business in the city.
Maybe that makes too much sense.