My name is Mike H., and I would like to express my feelings on the topic of athletes and what they have become. Many athletes today have become "rebels" in their respective sports, caring not about the love of the game they play, but about how muc h money they are making or how big of a scene they can make. For example, just last week Baltimore Orioles' second baseman Roberto Alomar argued with home plate umpire John about a third strike call. After a brief argument, Alomar humiliated by spitting directly into his face. Many people believe that Alomar should be suspended immediately for his actions, but the Players Association agreed to put of the hearing of his case until after the playoffs are over. It seems as though the Players Association thinks that the better the player is, the more he can get away with. Another example of athletes "rebelling is the actions of Dennis Rodman. Rodman has repeatedly disgraced the game of basketball with his antics on the court. For example, during one ga me, Rodman was called for a foul, as usual. While arguing with the referee, Rodman intentionally headbutted the official. When Rodman is ejected from a game, his show begins. Many times he will tear off his jersey and fling it into the stands, or he will knock over anything that may be in his way, including people.
These displays of ignorance are uncalled for and ruin the fun and sportsmanship of the game. These players should be automatically punished for their actions and should be removed from the field or the court until they can behave in a manner which shows the spirit of the country in which we live, America. We are not tribesmen who spit on and headbutt others, we are Americans who live together and play together, and we must do so in a civilize d manner. I just thought I would let everyone else know how I feel about this issue. If you would like to discuss this with me, contact me at our web site. C-ya!
The stakes are very simple in the first presidential debate. Bob Dole must have a winning performance and Clinton just needs a standoff. Dole wants to over take Clinton after lagging behind him all campaign season, with the polls still reporting double-digit leads for the president.
Personally, Dole should not be president because he is trying to cut off a lot of benefits for people who can not afford, raising taxes for college students, and he voted against Medicare. Then again, Clinton should still be president. For instant, he helps welfare, also wants education to be a priority for students, cut down taxes to help buy homes, more police, helps mothers to be in care at hospitals for at least 48 hours, lower taxes, and cutting down bills for Medicare.
Abortion is a big issue these days. Some people do not like to discuss it even though it may affect them. I am one of the people who do.
When I looked up abortion in my thesaurus the words I got were failure, disaster and defeat. I am not Pro-Life or Pro-choice. I am undecided until I know more about abortion and get a chance to ponder the facts.
The people who are Pro-Life believe abortion is an abomination. Some Pro-Life goers believe abortion should only be available if the woman was raped, if the woman may get harmed due to the baby she is carrying, or if the baby has a defect.
On the other hand, people who are Pro-Choice believe in "our body, ourselves" , which mean "it's my body, so it's my choice."
An even bigger issue has sprung up, which involves being Pro-life or Pro-choice: Partial Birth Abortion, also known as "intact dilation and evacuation" It is when the doctor brings the fetus down the birth canal, then the doctor crushes the skull so that the baby could be pulled out of the uterus. Both sides believe that partial Birth Abortion is horrific but Pro-Choice goers refuse to give ground. Anti-Abortionists in Congress recently failed to override Clinton's veto of a ban on the Partial Birth procedures.
The President and others tried to explain that partial birth abortion is reserved for women whose tests show severely deformed fetuses or whose health is at risk. This is not so. When deemed medically appropriate, it is used much more commonly, perhaps several thousand times a year. The Washington Post surveyed some physicians and found that most of those patients undergoing the procedure were young, poor, single women, without health problems.
Partial birth abortion is horrid, and it should be banned. I hope one day it will be illegalized and forgotten about.
Recently, I have just read his number-one, best-selling book, "Bad As I Want To Be", by Dennis himself. In that book, he let everybody know the real story about his life, not just what you have heard on the news, or ESPN, or in the paper. He told the public what the reporters didn't want the American people to know. For those of you that have read his book, I bet you have a different opinion about the so called "Bad Guy" of the NBA.
Isn't it interesting that the referees are quick to throw Dennis Rodman out of the game as soon as he opens his mouth? They might give a couple warnings to someone else, such as Michael Jordan. Oprah Winfrey had a special with Dennis Rodman, where she thought that she was going to meet "The Bad Guy", but instead she met a new friend that she could bond with.
All I'm trying to say is give the man a chance.