Even though I continue to passively ignore the World Cup (nothing against soccer, just not
a fan of sports on TV), I did happen to read that horrible Ann Coulter piece about how
soccer signifies a nation’s moral decay. I’m sorry, I meant to say “Man” Coulter–that
will be my commentary on her for the time being.
Anyway, part of her diatribe had to do with denigrating soccer as a sport and pointing out
how there is no glory for the individual, and, well–I’ll let her say it (not going to
link to her site–don’t worry) :
“In soccer, the blame is dispersed and almost no one scores anyway. There are no heroes, no losers, no accountability…”
Hmmm…so since Man Coulter has always tapped in to the basest impulses of human nature–i.e., us vs. them, conservatives vs. liberals, Ayn Rand vs. Noam Chomsky, spite vs.
kindness–it occurred to me that maybe one way to get people to pay attention to what’s
going on in the fight of liberty vs. tyranny is to keep score. Treat it like
sports. Like we’re playing for the World Cup–of freedom! Go team! Rah, rah, sis boom bah and all that nonsense..I mean, all that awesome
flash and substance-trumping style that people can’t seem to get enough of!
The Liberties vs. The Tyrannosaurs
So each game we’ll cover lasts one week, and we’ll tally up the score at the end of the
week. Yes, sports fans–let’s get ready to rum…fight off tyranny!
This week’s game saw The Liberties having a rough go, sports fans. Another foreclosure
fraud fighter–Karen Rozier–was thrown in jail on dubious charges, scoring one for the
Tyrannosaurs. Mary McCulley remained in jail, which scored another for the Tyrannosaurs.
The Liberties didn’t take that lying down, though, and with a Supreme Court decision
limiting searches of cellphones, The Liberties scored an important goooooooooaaaaaaaaalllllll:
Ruling on two cases from California and Massachusetts, the justices acknowledged both a right to privacy and a need to investigate crimes. But they came down squarely on the side of privacy rights.
“Modern cell phones, as a category, implicate privacy concerns far beyond those implicated by the search of a cigarette pack, a wallet or a purse,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court.
“We cannot deny that our decision today will have an impact on the ability of law
enforcement to combat crime,” he said. “Privacy comes at a cost.”
So this week’s score: The Tyrannosaurs 2, The Liberties 1. Oh, and I should mention–everyone in the world is on one of these teams. We’re all playing this game. So join the right team…The Liberties have got to win this thing in the end! The World Cup–of freedom!