There's a one-in-a-million shot Tim Finchem will mention Tripp Isenhour in his PGA Tour Blog, and other notes
It has now been 47 days since Tim Finchem’s last blog post for the PGA Tour. In his first blog it was noted that:
“PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem begins a monthly blog for PGATOUR.com with this edition. The commissioner wants you to send him your questions and comments about the TOUR and in future installments, he will open a dialogue with fans about the things near and dear to TOUR fans.
Nearly two months later, we all eagerly await that dialogue to begin, Tim. Please get one of your interns to crank out 500 completely non-controversial and corporation-friendly words that you can put your name to. After all, the dialogue awaits. And after 47 days, the No. 2 search result for “Tim Finchem Blog” is a blog post by me writing about his one mundane blog post. With this post, I have now blogged more about Tim Finchem’s pre-fabbed blog that likely had a team of lawyers scour it, then Tim Finchem has actually produced a blog. I believe soon, when you try and find Finchem’s blog on Google, all you’ll find is me ridiculing it.
On bird-killing and stupid arguments
If hitting a hawk from 75 yards away is a “one-in-a-million” shot as Tripp Isenhour says, than those “these guys” are good” PGA Tour commercials were all a load of crap. Sorry Tripp, it was a one-in-12 shot and you did the research to prove it.
As for stupid arguments, I know them when I see them. Hell, I make them all the time. But aside from the “of course we’re not attacking Iraq for oil” argument, one of the stupidest has to be the argument that several folks have already made - that being the “Jeez, he just killed a bird, there’s so much worse happening in the world,” argument.
“A girl from North Carolina got murdered yesterday and there’s no suspect. That’s a lot more important,” said Lee Janzen.
“It’s a bird, people. Ge over it. Do you know how many Jewish children were shot in their school the other day by a Hamas terrorist? No, you are so detached from reality that you are worried about a bird,” wrote an anonymous poster at my recent post on Isenhour.
They’re called laws, people. They are their for a reason. Basically, so idiots like Isenhour and Michael Vick don’t brutalize animals just for fun. I know that the last eight years has been a desperate race to get away from the concept that America is a land ruled by laws, but it still is, at least for most of us. And why don’t you hear defense attorneys use that argument? “Well your honor, sure, my client beat a man into a coma, but there was a girl killed in South Carolina and, after all, Hitler did kill millions of Jews. So I don’t even see the purpose of a trial.”
Laws, they exist. And they are supposed to apply to all. And just deal with it, there are a lot of people out there who love animals and will fight to protect them. Try and appreciate these animal lovers a little, without them, it seems that there are plenty who would gladly slaughter animals for fun, being that humans are on top of the food chain and should be able to treat the world any which way they please.
Plus, this may shock some, but some of us can be outraged by multiple things.
The making of a champion
Remember kids, when someone makes a comment like this …
“Isenhour is from the South, incidentally. Will Whoopie Goldberg defend him because killing birds is “part of his culture?”
… don’t dare point out that it’s racist. Because it’s okay to be racist. But it is the end of civilization as we know it if someone points out said racism.
Having already been the first to predict that Tiger Woods will go undefeated in 2008, I now predict that Lorena Ochoa will also go undefeated … unless young LPGA stars take her to a kid’s party and beat her like a pinata, of course.
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"It's one of regret and remorse that it happened, because I'm certainly sorry to hurt
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a migratory bird, or any bird for that matter."
Yes, he's sorry he didn't nail the hawk at 300 yards and be done with it! Then at least privately he could brag to friends his PGA tour skills. Now he has to face the embarrassment of the senseless killing from the girls tee.
And one can only guess, like everything else in this lame ducks life, if you have the means and intent, you can afford to reduce such an unconscionable act (Million to One) to and overpriced back alley carnival act and have the foul stuffed sitting proudly front and center in the trophy room.
"He was just going strangely out of the way to go after it," said Jethro Senger, a sound engineer at the shoot. "And it was almost, the whole thing was basically like a joke to him. The balls were getting closer and closer. 'Haha, look how close that one came.' 'That one was even closer.'
"I yelled at him," Senger said. "I said, 'What did you expect was going to happen?," Senger said. "I said, 'You're a pro golfer, you're hitting line drives right at it.'"
So for those of us that fell off the turnip truck yesterday, this is exactly the image one and all envisions when admirably looking up to the PGA Tour.
Remember the day the Lame Duck hit that birdie from 75 yards, What A Shot! Yeah, you can go see it on YouBoob!
The reaction to this incident has very little to do with the law, and much to do with real life, which most of you hippies don't really know anything about. When I grew up, I often stole in order to eat. I lived on a couch in the office of a pizza joint where I worked at age 12. Until I went to college at age 28, I was never unarmed unless I was going to court. That is a felony in NY, by the way. So, I'm not so hung up on legal v illegal.
Again, it's a bird. Save the tears and histrionic displays for things that matter. I have been fighting the poverty and violence that I grew up with for the past 20 years. When I finally went to college in my late 20's, I used to hear the same ignorance that one can hear repeated right here. The moose, the seal, workers rights from children who never met a worker or held a full-time job. Oh, they hated "the Man", alright. Unfortunately, he was paying their tuition and the rent and for the car! Pabulum spouted by fools who imagine that if their words conform to the "proper" sentiment, that they are making a good argument, rather than a "stupid" one.
Once again, grow up, get a job, give back daddy's credit card, and get over the dead hawk.
It's just a dog.
It's just a hobo.
It's just a baby from Darfur.
It's just a punk-ass 12-year old street kid from New York who'll never go to college anyway.
NYC: Do you see how one might worry about how callous
disregard for life might, just might, harden into something truly dangerous?
In other words, I agree with you that there are worse things he could have done. But unlike you, I am concerned about the philosophy that action may belie.
Human beings have engaged in "varminting" since we first made tools. Either to protect crops, livestock, to reduce a nuiscance, or for simple fun, humans have always done this. Once again,
I'll point out that this Isenhour did not cage and torture this animal. Killing animals is not a warning sign of sociopathy, torturing them is in some instances. It has been pointed out by numerous historians and biographers that Adolph Hitler was extraordinarily kind to animals, and was a principled vegetarian. We all know what else he was. I have known gangsters that would take a human life without regard, but cared for their dogs like they were their own children.
Those of you who are seeking "animal justice", please seek something else. You are raging at the shadows. Serve a tour of duty as a combat medic, volunteer in a malaria clinic in Malawi. Stop the devaluation of human life that occurs in the abortion clinic and the execution chamber. Visit a pedatric cancer ward. You'll still love animals, but you will gain some perspective.
2) Kiel, jump right on the lefty bandwagon. Goodness, your "escalation" sounds just like what I used to hear about drugs - "if you smoke a little weed, the next stop is heroin addiction and laying in an alley". *sigh* That wasn't true either.
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