Typing on my phone and typed "goof" when I meant "good". Please don't take it the wrong way. It was a good post. We see the world through different prisms, but I always enjoy your thoughtful posts. .... even though you are almost always wrong.
Actually it was pointed out to me that Wood and Utopo incident was off campus as well. But, of course no gun was involved. Only time will tell what the course of punishment is for the other four players.
I completely agree! I never thought my parents spanking me was abusive. It simply taught me to act better and be a civilized person instead of a wild heathen. My philosophy is that our #1 job as a parent is to help our children become good adults. That includes teaching them to deal with confrontation, overcome adversity, be respectful, learn how to work hard, be responsible for their own behavior, think for themselves, understand that everything they do has consequences - good or bad, and teaching them to win AND lose gracefully. Treating them as porcelain dolls, as you say, robs them of much of that and doesn't prepare them for life. I'm afraid we're now seeing a generation of kids who are totally unprepared for the sometimes harsh realities of life and are little more than spoiled, self-obsessed, neurotic weaklings.
All you have to do is picture a stick of butter, and an overweight forty year old virgin.
Thanks for the kind words! We may be on totally opposite sides of the political spectrum, but we do appear to have very similar values, sense of right & wrong, and what works and is fair. I really liked your post about what your reaction would be if protesters tried to prevent someone you wanted to hear from speaking. That's absolutely wrong, regardless of which side is doing it. Great post and I always like your comments, my friend.
I'll pass the message along to Nick, Derrick and A'Shawn! I thought we were done after the Ole Miss loss, but my boys have definitely responded well since. I just hope they show up with the same attitude against Clemson that they had against MSU.
Nice to hear from an old friend!~ How you been? Makes me feel good that someone with some intelligence thinks that he is a potential breakout as well!