Fast Eddie Rendell nails it. He has spent the last 8 years destroying the financial situation of the state of Pennsylvania as our governator. Before that he was mayor of the shithole we call Philadelphia. He is a classic tax and spend liberal Democrat, with only one redeeming value. He is a diehard Eagles fan. So much so, that every Sunday he would have his limo driver bring him down from Harrisburg so he could be an analyst on our local Comcast sports station. Thank God he was focused on the important things like football, and not the trivial matter of leaving the new governor a $6 billion deficit.
Yesterday, he went on a local sports radio show and had this to say about the cancellation of the Eagles game on Sunday:
“It goes against everything that football is all about. This is football; football’s played in bad weather. The fans would have gotten there, the subways work and the major arteries are still open and other fans would have stayed home. But you play football regardless of the weather.
My biggest beef is that this is part of what’s happened in this country. I think we’ve become wussies.
We’ve become a nation of wusses. The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything. If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down.”
Fast Eddie is right. I laughed out loud at his calculus crack. This country is soft. We are coddled and pampered. America isn’t tough. The Chinese are kicking our asses. We hide behind our technology. We fight our wars with drones operated by computer geeks in Washington DC. We need a real crisis and a real depression to toughen us up.
Now I have to rush out to the 60% off sales at the mall. I hope the lines aren’t long. That would really make me angry.