Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Angry rant #132

Mel apologizes

Ok the topic is Mel Gibson. His little anti-Semitic rant was the stupidest thing I have ever heard. He made a bonehead move and now he is paying for it, as he should. Still we all have said stupid things or made regrettable phone calls under the influence of alcohol. Terrible terrible phone calls...full of shame.

Still the biggest crime Mel committed was not being the leader of a Muslim nation or a college professor. Just think about it. The stuff Mel screamed under the influence of the vine is tame compared to the stuff that rolls off the tongue of the most obscure Islamic despot.

If a college professor had uttered these words he would be hailed as a paragon of free speech. Every editorial page in the country would be buzzing in his defense.

There is a speech code in America, and some are exempt from it. Apparently Mel is not in that category.