August 25, 2018

Adventures in Idiocy

A race car driver has lost one of his major sponsors because his father uttered the forbidden word. You know, the one that starts with the letter that falls between "M" and "O" in the alphabet. Mind you, the driver didn't say "IT", his father did. Oh, and he said it more than 30 years ago in an interview right after he emigrated from Ireland. The sons are now punished for the father's sins.

This all happened because the now former long-time Indianapolis Colts play-by-play announcer Bob Lamey repeated the story of Derrick Daly uttering the most forbidden of words on the air back in the early eighties. Lamey was stupid enough to use the word in his telling of the story. He got a Trumpian "you're fired" (well he was allowed to resign/retire). Daly lost his job at a local TV station for having the temerity to say something 34 or 35 years ago. Connor Daly, his son, lost his race car sponsorship because his father once said something racist and inappropriate before he was even born. 

This sordid tale has dominated local news for a week. Even if it had not, one should know that no white-ass cracker can say the word that starts with the letter that falls between M and O in the alphabet. Ever. That is why it is so baffling to learn a local high school principal stood before his students yesterday and recited a list of stuff they should never say. One of the words he said was THAT word. You know, the one starts with the letter that falls between M and O in the alphabet. He really is that stupid. Really

The tin-foil hat wearer in me wonders if the principal had another motive. You see, the school he administers is a private Catholic School. This school recently fired a counselor for being married to a woman. Oh, to be clear it is a lesbian relationship. The Archdiocese said "You're Fired". Protest abounded. Perhaps the Bishop told the principal to do something to get rid of the protesters. Get that whole anti-LGBTQ story off the news cycle. 

Mission accomplished. 


Linda said...

That is idiocy! I strongly believe in political correctness, but some people have such a knee-jerk reaction, ready to cure a perceived wrong that I wonder what is wrong with their executive function.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Conor Daly ought to sue. He’s not his father.

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