Good afternoon Americans
Live from Austin, Texas. For Truth, Justice and the American way.
~ I wrote a reasonably long and heartfelt piece on the passing of Margaret Thatcher, the awesome former Prime Minister of Great Britain. I have to admit I was very disturbed to see some of the left wing trash in England saying absolutely horrible things about her. As Bill O’Reilly pointed out, unemployment under Mrs. Thatcher dropped in England from 13% in 1982 to 5.5% in 1990 when she left office. Now I certainly don’t expect everybody to shed tears over her passing, as she, like all politicians, had rivals and enemies, and people that did not agree with her. Trust me, I get it. But the disrespectful signs saying “death to the bitch” etc.? Very,very disturbing. Plus, it seemed like most of the people doing the protesting were young, stoned, morons who had absolutely no idea what she did or did not do. In a word…disgraceful.
In tandem with this, I read a disturbing article that spoke of the abuse aimed at former Texas Rangers player Josh Hamilton’s wife when the Rangers opened at home against the Angels. Good natured razzing at sporting events is part of the tradition. However, hurling expletives at the wife of a former player that helped turn around what had been a miserable franchise since the mid-90’s is really low. I know Hamilton took the big money and left. He also helped lead the Rangers to back to back pennants, and what should have been a World Series victory if Nelson Cruz knew how to play the outfield better. His wife deserved better…and we should know better.
Friends…I hate to yearn for the “good old days”, I rolled my eyes when people used to summon those days up when I was younger. We have lost, or are in the process of losing,our sense of decency. Our sense of what is appropriate. Highly worshiped celebrity slut, Kim Kardashian started on her road to fame with a sex tape. Is that really something to be proud of ? Or do we just look the other way at EVERYTHING now, because it’s easier. Call me old fashioned…I dare you.