Wednesday, November 14, 2007

They Are Old and Know Better

Who'd of thought a bunch of middle age and older American women who play bridge for a living would be so stupid and classless? All dressed conservatively and groomed, the team of women who represented the U.S. at a world bridge championship in Shanghai now face the indignity of sanctions, and possibly a year long ban from competition.

Seems these hags decided to be cool and all that as they were being photographed together on stage. As a 'spontaneous' action, they held up a crudely made sign announcing that they didn't vote for President Bush. What pigs. Who do they think they are, the Dixie Chicks? At least the Chicks have the excuse of youth and ignorance in general. No one expects them to be smart.

Seems the players thought they were on the receiving end on some snide remarks by those competing against them overseas. Poor delicate babies. So, instead of standing up for their country, instead of defending the sacrifice of our military and their families, instead of being proud of our country's efforts to bring change in the Middle East, they decided to go along with the America/Bush bashing overseas.

One team member is having a bit of regret. Not because she made a really bad decision, but because she may suffer financially. "I earn my living from bridge, and a substantial part of that from being hired to compete in high-level competitions, "Debbie Rosenberg, a team member, said.

The President of the U.S. Bridge Federation said "There isn't any question that private organizations can control the speech of people who represent them." He's correct. It isn't a 'free speech' issue that the defeatists and hags hide behind.

Later this month a hearing is scheduled to determine if the members conducted themselves in an unbecoming way. I say sanction them to the hilt and deny them any further profit from the federation's tournaments. They showed who they are.

They can live with it. They can go to their new friends overseas and bask in their support, now that they have disgracefully sold themselves out. They like them, they really, really like them.

Did Republicans go around the world announcing they didn't vote for Clinton? Again I'll say, country over party. Every time. I'll continue the drumbeat until I can't any longer.


Paul is a Hermit said...

The untold but obvious part of their statement is: so we're losers. Since, after all, he won.

I've not much use for the man anymore, as you know. He is my President and I'll watch when and when I disparage him.

They should further add, that they are free to say whatever they want in the face of government. Even in the face of business sanctions, which I hope they receive.

heidianne jackson said...

free speech doesn't mean speech without consequences. you're right they are old enough to know better. but so many don't.

Anonymous said...

You can voice your opinion to Jan Martel, President of the USBF at:

Postal Address
1511 Portola Street
CA 95616 Davis
+1-530-758 4088
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Janie said...

What a goofy childish thing to do, freedom of speech or not.

American Interests said...

The silly fools, this anti-Bush, anti-Americanism hyperbole is precisely what I am wrestling with at American Interests. It is lamentable that sometimes I am fighting Americans, of all people. I unequivocally wish to state that they ought to be sanctioned, in no uncertain terms.

Good posting!

AC said...

Crass and stupid. Too bad there's no law against stupid.

Frasypoo said...

Thats the worst form of treachery,in my opinion....I dont care what you think of the president....Its a free country but talking badly about your country and its representative outside is not an honorable thing

Beverly said...

That is so disgusting! They need to be sanctioned.