Democratic candidate for Howard County Council in the first district, and endorsee Jon Weinstein has a new website. Stop being ignorant about the issues going on in Ellicott City and Elkridge, and instead, find out what the future of the first is all about! Just go here and acquire knowledge!
Tuesday night marks another hocoblogs (TM) (R) (C) party, sponsored by Poulan Weed Eater, and fastened by YKK. The blog parties are a seriously good time for bloggers and their readers to get together and network and have fun! And Tuesday's edition runs from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Nottingham's in Columbia. Marshmallow Man will be there from approximately 5:30 until approximately 6:50, and will be available for autographs and photographs, for those with the ability for flash photography!
I have had my mirth for this post. Now for something much more serious.
Obviously the huge news in this area was the news of the Baltimore Ravens' release and the NFL's indefinite suspension of already suspended, now-former Ravens running back Ray Rice. And almost as obviously, I join those who were horrified and glad when he received his additional sanctions from the Ravens and from the league.
I was one who had thought that possibly the incident had been two-way. That his then-finacee had threatened or attacked him, maybe even threatening some sort of harm that could affect his football career. Boy, was I ever wrong. Clear they were having an argument, but a one-punch knockout of a woman by a professional athlete-- by any man-- well, unless this is some UFC special event or something like what Andy Kaufman would do for fun in the 70s and 80s-- that is just a subhuman activity.
And so that's the angle on this I want to bring up, that maybe others haven't. At least I haven't heard it. What he did was horrible enough. But how he did it-- it was ghastly and only he and his wife , up to yesterday, knew how that went down.
Was he honest to the Ravens about what exactly he did? Was he honest to the NFL when he and his wife visited the Commissioner and asked for leniency? I have to wonder. And in fact, I suspect he was not honest about his actions. Which I think led in at least a small part, to the swiftness by which additional justice was appropriately meted out Monday.
Honesty. There's a word you're going to hear a lot of on this blog over the next eight weeks or so. Wonder why?
Let's be careful out there.
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