Wrestlin the Ladies…

February 27th, 2011

The ARTICLE I’d like you read this week involves males, females, and the sport of wrestling. Now I must admit upfront that I have little, if any experience with the sport of wrestling (except for a couple of scuffles I got into when younger, the occassional UFC fight on TV, and watching the movie Four Christmas).  That said I feel I have to speak my mind on this one:

Why would a person practice all year for a State wrestling tournament, enter said tournament and then forfeit due to the different anatomical features of his opponent?  This kid had to know that there were females enrolling in the tournament so why did he enroll if he knew there was a chance he’d draw a female opponent? I’m confused…

Personally I think we’re all rational beings right? Let’s be candid, girls who enroll in State wrestling tournaments are fully aware that they may find themselves in “compromising positions” or being touched in places otherwise forbidden outside the ring, right? But this is wrestling folks! When you slap on the wrestling gear and sign the registration card, it’s all business from there on out!

The kid also says he forfeited his match due to religious beliefs that forbid “inflicting violence on women”. Hmmm…

So it’s ok to “inflice violence” on men? Again, I thought wrestling was a sport (and not merely violence).  My understanding (from Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, and Tim McGraw) is that the there are dozens upon dozens of intricate moves and positions in the sport of wrestling – not just a bunch of “inflicting violence”.

My head hurts…someone help me out with this one, please.

Packin Heat on Campus

February 20th, 2011

Most of you know that I’m a Texas native. Yes, I’m not to embarassed to admit such a thing.  There are many good things in Texas (example 1, example 2, example 3).

However, today’s article is not, in my opinion, one of the more flattering articles concerning the Lone Star State.  I’m interested in knowing what you think about the article here.


I’m all about revolution, but…

February 13th, 2011

Ok, so one of my favorite authors is Karl Marx (there are several reasons for this; one is my envy of his beard). And I believe in the right of the people to take back their country if they believe the social contract between them and the government has been irreconcilably tarnished.


suspending the constitution? Check out the LATEST in Egypt. Wow, the USA may have its problems folks but it’s got to be pretty scary when the country where you reside suspends its constitution, right? All this is being done by the military for approximately 6 months until a new government can be formed. Hmm, ok. (deep breath). Uh, excuse me, do we HAVE to suspend the Constitution? I don’t know. maybe it’s just me…Thoughts?

February 6th, 2011

And you thought all was well regarding women and men’s pay here in the US. “That discrimination stuff was my parents generation” you say.  “Things are becoming more equal now.”

Well, check out this article that appeared last week. It’s a summary of a larger study documenting some interesting findings regarding male and female medical doctor’s salaries.

Let me know what you think.