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You Can't Call a Pretty Girl Pretty; What Kind of Country Are We Becoming?

Peter906 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 3:03 PM
I won't pursue this further beyond noting -- 45caliber misses my reasoning, though he may capture others'. byeBarry probably knows not to say the truth to a spouse with a new hairdo, & I hope to be careful how he praises/criticizes people in public. Leslie96 confuses the issue by linking beauty and talent -- if he'd talked about her talents, he would have still be invading privacy, but at least not in a Bud-lite, high-school way. renny4, I don't know, I do think ESPN should have rules (to me they are rules of etiquette, which I guess is a form of control) that would exclude what was said. I don't think ESPN should be legitimating the views behind Mussburger's comment.

Before examining the ridiculous controversy stemming from Monday night’s college football championship broadcast, let us stipulate that there are more urgent and scary ways to describe the current changes in America.

We are becoming a culture of dependency. We are becoming a neo-socialist experiment. We are becoming a dumbed-down nation unappreciative of its founders. We are losing touch with the Constitution and the very concept of liberty.

I do not argue that today’s essay is our most pressing problem. But as scores of fine writers address the various angles of our republic’s dangle from a precarious thread, I thought I’d venture...