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May 16, 2013

FROM THE VALLEY: A little venom in the inkwell

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — I’m not in a kind mood. Too often, I’m struck by the double-standard and hypocrisy in which we live. Maybe, it’s just me. 

But take Jane Fonda for example: She has spent the last 40 years or so on the hook after schmoozing with the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. The impropriety of her frolicking with the enemy was not well received — nor should it have been. Ignorance on her part or not, it reeked of betrayal at a sensitive time in American history.

So why is Dennis ‘the Worm’ Rodman getting a free pass? He refers to Kim Jong-un — the Moe Howard of North Korea (as well as it’s dictator) — as his “good bud.” This clown (the Asian one) has stated that he is ready and willing to fire nuclear weapons at the United States. (The ‘able’ part is missing because his inept, but dangerous, missiles are less likely to reach his own coastline let alone cross the ocean and hit a target here.) Kim openly speaks of his desire to annihilate the USA. And yet, it seems a non-issue for the cross-dressing, former NBA star, Rodman, to ‘chill out’ and ‘hang’ with this war monger. Not a hair seems ruffled by his allegiance to his BFF. What’s up with that?

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m thinking Rodman’s guilt by association is not any less offensive than Hanoi Jane’s. Anyone cavorting with an individual (or country) whose goal is to kill Americans should be treated no differently than anyone else (who is guilty of such indiscretion). And don’t give me the excuse that Rodman was acting in a diplomatic manner using basketball as a tact to ease tensions between the two countries — as has been suggested. If that’s the case, then we might as well make Lindsay Lohan attorney general and send Charlie Sheen to Columbia to curtail drug-trafficking. 

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