Monday, August 27, 2007

L...A Little Leave, Not For Long..

I am taking a short Leave to catch up with things that are getting beyond my control. If you check in now and then, I won't be gone long. Life is good, it's just that sometimes Life, Like Laundry and Lists and Learning to do new things require Longer periods of time.

This may be totally inappropriate, it has nothing to do with L, (well, perhaps I could use the word Livid) but it does have something to do with Me, and this is a Me Meme.

What is happening in this country when we pay certain people loads of money to play certain games? We ignore education, the hungry, the homeless, the sick and the disenfranchised, the helpless and just damned common decency. This person apologizes to his team. This person says he made the wrong decisions. (This was a Decision? This is just plain sick.) This person is acting meek and mild. This person needs to do some community service until Hell freezes over. This person should never be allowed within 100 miles of an animal. This person should be banned from ever playing and making money off of the game which gave him his livelihood.
If I live to be a thousand years old, I will never, ever understand how a person could harm an animal. I will never understand the mentality that says, "This is o.k."
In my anger, I would just like him to have a taste of his own medicine. I would like him to be helpless in the face of someone who has power over him. I would like him to truly understand that cruelty to anyone, be they animal or human is inexcusable. I sincerely hope that God is keeping score. If He is, this person will never win again.


Amy said...

I so understand, we will wait. Take care and talk with you soon!..(as far as I am concerned, it is appropriate)

Monica said...

I understand too...We'll wait until you're back!
Take care Ellen!

Anonymous said...

There is a whole ethical debate here- I eat meat, use leather, and would dearly like this individual to rot in jail somewhere (not that anyone actually rots in jail anywhere in North Amercia). I can understand certain cultures in the far east eating dog meat, (I could never do it) but I cannot understand the mindset of anyone herein the west who would think that dog fighting is a good idea. Thinking that there are people out there (and there are lots who just haven't been caught) who engage in this makes me sick.

Enjoy your sabbatical- see you when you get back.

marylou said...

You certainly have "hit a homerun" with this post. The person you are referring to should NEVER be allowed to perform in a sport he so loves just as those tortured and killed dogs will never romp and revel in love. They will never experience the joy of catching a ball in mid air. They will never share in the affection from a child, woman or man again. They will never have a spot by the fireplace on a cold winters night. Their lives were taken from them by a vile creature and I, like you, pray to God that justice will prevail. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention...we NEVER want this to happen again. I am gonna go over and google some sites now. There must be a petition out there that we can all sign to keep this evil person away from any form of pleasure he may have since he took that away from so many innocents!!!
God Bless Ya E...!
Hugs, Marylou

marylou said...

P.S.I shall miss your posts:(
BUT, I shall look forward to your return and be countin' the days. Now, go out there and HUG LIFE!!Hugs, Marylou

ajdury said...

I'ma huge NFL fan. Have been for a long time.

What *he* has done is unacceptable.

I will never care about the team he played for, and I will completely boycott the sport if he is ever allowed to come back to it.

Actually - I will boycott ANYTHING tied to his name ever again.

That is so beyond understanding. Period. Ever.

As soon as it became clear this behaviour was attributable to him? I was done.

Obviously you are not alone in your disgust with 'Ron Mexico'.