Sunday, February 8, 2009

Throwing Rocks at Others.... Still a BIG Hobby

I have to vent a little bit about a news story that has been on TV ad nauseum lately.

Yes, that would be the one about Michael Phelps and the infamous bong photo. I think we can all agree (Michael especially) that he screwed up. (I'm sure his Mama has already smacked him upside the head.... I certainly would have if it were my son.) :)

As we all know, Michael is a role model to kids and this sort of behavior is not good. At all. But the thing that drives me NUTS is the self-righteous media acting as judge, jury and executioner. (And you KNOW that many of these media folks with the puffed out chests have pictures in their past of younger versions of themselves toking on a joint, or passing a bong around..... right?)

I'm just saying......

"The sinless one among you, go first: Throw the stone." John 8:7 (The Message)

10 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

You know what! I really didn't care that much about it. I mean, seriously, pot. I have never smoked it, but I know SO many people that have (and DO). I don't think it's the end of the world. It's the same as drinking in my book. Well, except that it's illegal : ).

Busy Bee Suz said...

I agree competely. Give him a break. He STILL is a kid himself..isn't he? We all mess up. The media is just perpetuating the story; there is nothing else to talk about this week.

74WIXYgrad said...

You're absolutely correct. I'm sure all of us have some things in our past that we aren't proud of and would affect the way others view us in that same way, even if it weren't illegal.

Remember when you throw dirt, the only thing you are doing is losing ground.

Pumpkin Delight said...

That's what America does best...puts 'em up on a pedestal so it's father to fall when we yank 'em down.
We would be a far different country if our media reported the news, not the mindless dribble that it currently does.

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3 Peas in a Pod said...

I agree. The kid is still a baby, who can measure up to the scrutiny of the media when you're a public person. No one!

Love that passage. It's one of my favorites.

Much love from NJ,
Sue

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Pumpkin,
Sorry for the delay - for whatever reason your first comment was delayed in getting routed to me; I wound up approving both, then realized they said the same thing, hence the deletion below! (Silly me....) But yes, you are COMPLETELY right!

Jason, as himself said...

Exactly. Exactly.

Life with Kaishon said...

Just came back to see if I was in trouble for saying pot was no big deal...apparently I am not! PHEW! : )

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Rebeckah,
You're so cute. :-)
I think we were ALL teenagers..... and all of us know what you're saying. :-)