. . . but he sucks at that too. Bob thought it was a good idea to write a politically-oriented column to kick off his trip to China. It's brilliant. He writes a column talking about how he won't get political over the next two weeks and in the process he let's all of his own political biases shine through.
"We look at the lack of press freedoms in China, the restrictions on child-bearing and the lack of an independent legal system as outrageous examples of an authoritarian government that doesn't cherish the individual.
They look at our lack of universal health care, our soaring unemployment and the lack of a cradle-to-grave government-sponsored safety net as human rights violations."
That comparison is insane, Bob. America has its issues, but let's not start comparing how each country treats its own citizens. China is king of the world when it comes to current human rights violations and you aren't being an "ugly American" if you have the guts to point this out.
I'll take the country where I can determine how many kids I want, criticize my government without fear of spending years in jail without a trial or a getting a bullet in the head, and practice whatever religion I want in whatever manner I choose. I could rip this column all day long and into next week, but the differences between China and the United States should speak for themselves.
Rant over. I'm looking forward to the HOF game tonight at 8 Eastern on NBC. I'm not expecting to see many familar faces getting playing time, but that doesn't matter. Football is back. I should be on here blogging about the game and watching the backup to the backup running back battle. Sexy.