I rate Barack Obama's actions last week to have been deplorable. And to think some of his supporters sold him on his supposed expertise when it came to the Constitution.
New topic, NPR stands for National Public Radio. National.
They have an ombudsperson. The ombudsperson refuses to weigh in on a certain nationally syndicated (to NPR stations) shows claiming they are not NPR shows. Morning Edition is one show she will weigh in on.
So I think we can all agree NPR's Morning Edition is a National Public Radio show.
I bring that up because?
If I am listening to NPR's Morning Edition, I never need to hear that anyone or area in this country ("National," remember?) is "an enemy."
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GOLDMAN: So pro-football, the NFL's first full day of action yesterday. we're just now catching our breath in the nation's capital, after the Redskins won, right at the wire, against our total enemy, the Cowboys.
GOLDMAN: What a strange contest. It basically boiled down to good Washington defense and two bonehead plays by the Cowboys. At the end of the first half, instead of letting the clock run out Dallas runs a play. They fumble the ball and Washington returns it for a touchdown, which ends up to be the winning score.
After "Wow," it is still Linda Wertheimer speaking and she is the one who states, "So pro-football, the NFL's first full day of action yesterday. we're just now catching our breath in the nation's capital, after the Redskins won, right at the wire, against our total enemy, the Cowboys."
Ms. Wertheimer really should not declare the Dallas Cowboys or any other team to be "our total enemy." And it is not only stupid on the part of an NPR show, it is stupid on the part of Ms. Wertheimer.
Let me explain why.
I considered not writing about this and thought, "Ruth, you never cover sports." I do not cover them. My interest in any sport is only present when one of my grandchildren are playing in it. I understand most sports because I was interested when my sons were young and playing.
And women do understand sports. Not all women. But not all men understand it either.
And I thought about how stupid Ms. Wertheimer's remark was and how if I did not call it out and some man did he might make a "Girls Don't Understand Sports" type of post. So to explain that, yes, many of us do understand sports, let me set Ms. Wertheimer wise.
In sports, teams have rivals. They do not have "enemies." Enemies goes against the entire notion of sportsmanship. Rivals. That is the term to use.
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