Originally published at the new Gamecock's DeVine Law
By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight Report
I was horrified at NBC's refusal, during Opening ceremonies especially and anytime since, to identify communism as the evil behind Mao's Cultural Revolution, Tienanmen Square crackdown, Chinese support for Islamic extremists in Sudan, repression of pacifist monks and the Dali Lama in Tibet and the forced smiles and cogs in the machine in Bejing. Talk about a nation that has a lot to apologize for, see China. Yet, NBC, eager to point to America's flaws of 45-232 years ago, can't bring itself to mourn the 60+ million victims of Mao nor the 40+ million victims of Russia from 1917-1991 or last week's in Georgia.
So, it was with great joy that a black basketball player, from the America Barack Obama finds evil on the streets of second only to the streets of Darfur and whose nation-state patriotism he opposes in favor of citizen of the worldness, provided the antidote for the value-less NBC embarrassment of all nationalism save that for the nation that made NBC possible.
Attention liberals and your Democrat nominee, Here is what Patriotism looks and sounds like from a man the liberal media and liberal democrats like to paint as a pitiful victim based on skin color, especially in the face of a politically correct wimp trying to play it down for the cameras (with commentary by The Doctor of Democracy himself):
BRYANT: Well, you know, it's just our country is, we believe, the greatest country in the world. It's given us so many great opportunities, and it's just a sense of pride that you have, that you say, "You know what? Our country is the best."COLLINSWORTH: Is that a cool thing to say in this day and age, that you love your country and that you're fighting for the red, white, and blue? It seems like sort of a day gone by.BRYANT: Nah, it's a cool thing for me to say. You know, I feel great about it and I'm not ashamed to say it. This is a tremendous honor.RUSH: Now, I don't want to cause any harm or damage here to Cris Collinsworth. I really don't, 'cause aside from his going overboard week after week after week on the Donovan McNabb event regarding my comments on ESPN, he's generally been a pretty down-the-middle conservative guy. Yet, something has to inform his question here: "Is it a cool thing to say in this day and age that you love your country and you're fighting for the red, white, and blue?" Cris, what parties are you going to? Who are you hanging out with? This is sad. Who are you hanging out with? Where has Collinsworth got any idea here that it's uncool to espouse your patriotism? No, he's not. (interruption) He does not deal with the NBA, Snerdley.He's in the NFL. He does the NFL. Now, he does hang around with Bob Costas and some of these other libs at NBC, but before that, he was with Fox, and they're not a bunch of libs over there. I mean, some of them at the Fox network are, but where did it happen? Do any of you feel it is something you have to whisper, that you love your country? I didn't know we'd gotten to this point where you don't really admit red, white, and blue are for you. Something had to inform this question, and it's media, media buddies and people you're hanging out with. By the way, I hate to say this, but that's something that Obama would say.Obama is over practicing this very philosophy: "No, we're not going to say great things about America. We're going to admit we're imperfect when we're in Berlin and we're going to tell little seven-year-olds who ask me why I want to be president, 'Why, because this country is not what it once was.' We are going to be critical of this country. That's what's cool! That's what's honest." Somebody that he's hanging around with has informed him of this particular view, ladies and gentlemen. Thank God for Kobe Bryant.
God bless America and God bless Kobe Bryant!
One last "goosebump" quote from when Kobe first got the uniform:
Kobe: Well I had goosebumps and I actually just looked at it for awhile. I just held it there and I laid it across my bed and I just stared at it for a few minutes; just because as a kid growing up this is the ultimate, ultimate in basketball.
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