Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has colour but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.
- The Dhammapada, Buddhist Collection of Moral Aphorisms (c. B.C. 300)
Posts Tagged ‘tim tebow’
So I’m reading over the latest at US American Freedom and there’s a post about potential GOP vice presidential candidates and how Fox News was discussing (albeit jokingly) the possibility of Tim Tebow as a vice presidential candidate (and yes, they did mention that pesky little detail that he doesn’t make the age requirement) and it got me to thinking . . .
Could we really be doing any worse than what we have? We have a president who threatened America by telling us that if his Democrat-controlled Congress didn’t rush through the $787 billion “stimulus” package, that unemployment could rise to as high as 8%, only to see him get his wishes and then see unemployment rise even higher than 10%! Now here we are, over three years later, and in a single term that’s still unfinished, Obama has racked up more debt than all presidents from George Washington up to the Bush presidency combined and we’re still above 8% unemployment???
Think about Obama’s “signature achievement”, Obamacare. Outside of a few closed door meetings with union leaders, the president was almost entirely disconnected from the process. He just left it up to Congress to sort out the details, not even putting up a fight to make good on two of his most important campaign promises: that the bill would have a single payer option and that he would never sign a bill with an individual mandate. If you think about it, “signature achievement” is an apt description for it because Obama’s greatest contribution to Obamacare was simply putting his signature on it.
Why don’t we just say no to all these people who make it their lives’ ambitions to become career politicians? Why don’t we just give in completely to our national obsession with pop culture and start electing a bunch of celebrities with zero experience in politics. I mean, think about it – could a President Kim Kardashian really have done any worse than what we have?
People might wring their hands and say, “But, but, but . . . but what about EXPERIENCE???” Don’t even talk to me about experience when in 2008, we elected a president who had only landed in the Senate four years earlier and who flat-out admitted he was too inexperienced to run for president.
First, get rid of that archaic age requirement of 35. If you’re old enough to vote, you should be old enough to vote for yourself.
Next, ban anyone who has ever held an elected office. Bam! In one fell swoop, you’ve eliminated the most corrupt segment of society from even being able to run for president.
Finally, turn the election into more of a Dancing with the Stars format. Ditch the old lingo of “candidates” for president and call them “contestants” for president. Make it something people would actually want to tune in to and watch, a competition, something like Survivor meets Wipeout. Who wouldn’t want to see a presidential contestant covered in mud, trying to navigate those big red bouncy balls, slipping and doing a face plant?
Imagine the excitement of tuning in each week and knowing that one presidential contestant was going to get voted off the show that very night! Oh my God, who’s it going to be?
Imagine how many more people would get involved in the process if you could just phone in your vote instead of having to suffer the undue burden of travelling to a polling place. Ah yes, the modern day convenience of phoning your vote in, and really, doesn’t it make sense that the more excited you are about a candidate, the more votes you should be able to phone in? Yeah, that’s right, vote early and vote often. Why not? The Democrats have been doing it since the days of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall.
Imagine the ratings. Imagine all the money we could put towards paying down the debt with the advertising revenues!
I’m sick and tired of all these prefab presidential candidates. What we need is pop culture celebs, baby! Forget presidential candidates, we need presidential contestants!
Never has an NFL player faced so much doubt and so much hate.
We’ve never seen a player get called out to this degree by fellow players, both current and former, guys like Terrell Suggs, Steve Smith, Jermichael Finley, Joe Flacco and Merrill Hoge . . . it goes beyond a few guys just questioning whether he has what it takes, it’s the level of the criticism, you just never see that kind of sniping from NFL players against another player.
Even as Michael Vick was going to prison for betting on dogs and cheering it on as the dogs tore each other apart, his fellow players had his back and were either silent about it or offered Vick words of encouragement.
What has Tebow ever done to attract all the doubt and all the hate? Bend on one knee after a touchdown and give his Lord and Savior thanks?
“I don’t get it,” said Champ Bailey, the Broncos’ star cornerback. “You can say it looks different or whatever you want, but don’t say he won’t make it. You don’t do that. This is like a big fraternity for me. Guys who do that, I lose respect for them.”
And then there’s the legion of scumbags like Bill Maher, who go far beyond ill will wrapped inside of football analysis and are completely undisguised in their hate for Tebow, hating him for who he is and everything he stands for.
Watching Tebow win, I honestly don’t know which I enjoy more, seeing a kid with such great heart and character exceed all expectations, or thinking of all the Christian-hating bigots like Bill Maher, clutching his remote in anguish, wanting to change the channel, but unable to turn away because Tebow’s shocked the world again, and now Tebow’s down on one knee, praying to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after another game-winning touchdown and they’re nearly apoplectic because this can’t be happening because they said he couldn’t make it, he wasn’t not good enough, he wasn’t skilled enough . . . ahhhhh! This can’t be happening!!!
So for all the haters out there, let’s relive your misery and take a look at what Tebow has treated us to so far in his first season as an NFL starter:
- In his first start, led the largest comeback in NFL history with fewer than 3:00 remaining, bringing the Broncos back from down 15 to beat the Dolphins.
- In a comeback win against the Jets, Tebow capped the drive with a 20-yard touchdown run with 0:58 remaining, marking the longest game-winning scoring run by a quarterback in the final minute of regulation in NFL history.
- Down 8 at the half, another 4th quarter comeback win in Minnesota gives Tebow a tie for the NFL record with five 4th quarter and overtime comeback wins in his first 10 starts.
- The very next week, Tebow and the Broncos overcome a 10-point deficit against the Bears with just over two minutes to play. In the history of the NFL, no quarterback has ever had as many as six comeback victories in their first 11 starts.
- Add to the six comebacks the fact that in all three of the overtime comebacks, Tebow had to engineer a game-tying 4th quarter drive just to send it into overtime and you could call it three more comebacks within the six comebacks.
- Looking back on the 2011 regular season, the Broncos were 1-4 and looked like one of the worst teams in the league when Tebow got the starting job. At the end of the season, Tebow had helped lift the team to one of the most improbable playoff berths ever.
- Tebow’s first NFL playoff game? The best performance of his career. He passes for 316 yards, breaking John Elway’s team record for most passing yards in a playoff debut. Tebow connects on four passes of at least 30 yards in the second quarter alone (first time in a playoff game since 1960) and finishes with 5 for 30+. He sets the Bronco franchise record for QB rating in a playoff game (125.6) and an NFL record for yards per completion (31.6) in a playoff game. Tebow throws for a game-winning touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in overtime, the 80-yard touchdown pass is the longest overtime touchdown pass in NFL playoff history.
Whatever happens against the Patriots Saturday night, Tim Tebow’s rookie season has been more storybook than anyone could have ever imagined – best story of the entire year. Suck on that, haters.
Bill Maher is an ugly, disgusting and vile human being. How else can you describe a man who spews this kind of venomous hatred against Tim Tebow on a Christmas Eve tweet?
Wow, Jesus just fucked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler “Hey, Buffalo’s killing them”
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) December 24, 2011
It must have been driving the Christian haters of America nuts, watching Tim Tebow come in and win seven of his first eight starts, taking a lowly Bronco team that was 1-4 and bringing them to the top of the AFC West at 8-5. It must have drove them up the wall to see Tebow praying to his Lord and Savior in the end zone and on the sidelines on the winning scores over an NFL record six 4th quarter and overtime comebacks in his first eleven starts.
So when Tebow and the Broncos fall to the Patriots and Bills in successive weeks, for Maher, it must have been like the rapture – atheist style – to see that Tebow magic finally hit a two-game skid. What a sad and pathetic thing to see a petty man’s heart like Maher’s so filled with joy over Tebow losing a couple games.
This is what bigotry looks like, folks – ugly, hateful, unadulterated bigotry. Next time you hear the lie about liberals being oh so tolerant, just think of Bill Maher and his hateful tweet, hating on a man like Tim Tebow for nothing other than his Christian faith, and realize that the left is the home of the most intolerant bigots in America.