Monday, November 20, 2006
And this is where I look and think at how incredibly lame and pathetic our country is becoming. I mean, I'm no meat head and I really don't take kindly to your run of the mill, beefy, brainless, cell-tech inhaling, weight lifting swine, but I do have the simple understanding that sometimes, when you're doing something strenuous-like lifting 500 lbs. on your shoulders up and down by bending only your knees, your body will often times let out some heavy breathing and sometimes (God forbid), a grunt....and I think heck, this kid isn't all that bad. A little overwrought, but his liberty-loving tendencies are appealing.
In reality, this rule is in place to take away every last freedom we have. What's next, no sweating in basketball? The police get called if a baby cries in public? I can see this extending to just about anything that will strip us of any basic right.And I think "whoops! Looks like Andy has just stepped on the slippery slope argument." And then,
If grunting in a gym is so wrong, then why isn't lying to a nation about going to war?It would be, except that nobody did that.
More than worrying about an anti-grunting rule, I'd worry about a student who thought his job as a columnist was to wonder how he could take any offbeat news story and turn it into a discredited leftist trope.