An oldie, but, apt ……
Question: What do you tell a woman with two black eyes?
Answer: Nothing, you done told her twice!
Feel free to use that ice-breaker at parties with mixed company, but, be sure to have an exit strategy if too many women are within earshot! 🙂
I’ve mixed feelings about this.
I’m glad the NFL has put its foot down and pretty much ended Rice’s career. OTOH, there’s a fellow who was a teammate of Rice’s who was involved in a sordid death of another person while out partying. He’s like a huge celebrity now.
Sure, he was never convicted of murder, but, that’s not the standard the NFL went by for Lewis, nor for Rice. The thing is, Lewis was on his way up, so the NFL kept him, everyone knows Rice, even if he was allowed to continue to play was on his way down, so the NFL dumped him.
I won’t rehash the known evidence in the Lewis case. I’ll just plainly state, it’s very clear he knew of the killing, approved of and participated in destroying evidence of the murder, which is, by definition, an accessory to murder, and skated free, became a super-rich super-star, and no one says boo. But, play “knock-out” with a black woman …… well, that’s just a line too far. Apparently, playing “know-out” with a black woman is just a little worse than hosting dog fights …… maybe, we’ll see. But, people dying, in a late night fight in which you were a part of, and then destroying evidence? Well, that’s okay.
I don’t know, but, it seems we have our priorities just a little askew.
So, Mr. and Mrs. Rice like to play “knock-out”. Evidently, she does like it, because she married the bitch right after that. Well, boxers and MM artists will take a beating for money, too. Dog fights? These things are a no-go. Murder, OTOH, which ends a human life, all that that person was and would have been was taken. Who ever he loved and whoever loved him back, well, they suffered a horrible loss which can never be rectified.
Mr. and Mrs. Rice can, and perhaps they did, learn from it and go on, or can go their separate ways. People kill dogs all the time. Our cities, state, and feds do. And, from what I’ve read about how our feds kill things like horses and other animals, dog fights don’t seem all that bad in comparison.
Don’t get me wrong. I think Rice, Lewis, and Vick should all have been banned for life from the game. I believe many more should have been banned for life, as well. Like that dumbass who shot himself in the leg while trying to pull his gun in a drinking club.
The NFL doesn’t have to accept the judgments of a legal proceeding. If they wish to protect their brand, then they need to not only come down hard on wife beaters, but, also on the rest of the thugs, murders and drug dealers.
For the average public, I’d like to seem them show just a little bit more equity in the outrage towards events like this and others. For instance, things like 4 Americans murdered in the service of this nation with many unanswered questions regarding the involvement or lack of involvement of our administration …. yeh, they had a video, too. Or, the human traffickers at our border selling women into slavery. Punching them is one thing which isn’t to be tolerated, but, well, encouraging young girls to come here and be sold as some sickos sex slave, well, there’s a bigger picture, amirite?
We’re either going to be advocates for decency and insist on people adhering to our norms and mores of our society, or, we’re not. Given some of the sources of the outrage over Rice’s vid and the NFL’s actions, it’s difficult to take them too seriously.