A FOF Spin On The News

SCORE ONE FOR THE MOMS

Photo Credit: Sporting News

I have zero interest in soccer, but was pleased that the US Women’s Soccer Team won the World Cup this past weekend.  It was heartwarming to see three of the teams’ FOF moms interviewed before the game, because each of these women clearly played a role in helping nourish her daughter’s passion for the sport. Judy Wambach, mom of player Abby, choked up talking about a note her daughter sent her that read: “I wouldn’t be here without you.”

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THE BILL FINALLY ADDS UP

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Photo Credit: DailyMail

I found it astounding that anyone would actually believe Bill Cosby’s repeated denials, as woman after woman stepped up to accuse him of drugging and raping them as long ago as the mid sixties. He may be a comedian, but this was no laughing matter.

Bravo, then, to the Associated Press for succeeding  in getting  sealed records open from Cosby’s settled sexual assault case from 2005. The 77-year-old “comedian” pleaded with a Pennsylvania judge not to unseal the records, which detailed his alleged sexual misconduct, and acknowledgement that he gave the woman quaaludes so he could have sex with her.

I’ll never forget the evening my boss took me to see Cosby’s act in Las Vegas, in the 70s, when we were attending a trade show. I was in stitches.  Over the years, however, I liked Cosby less and less, as his arrogance showed itself more and more.

And why oh why did Camille, his wife of 51  years, decide to publicly defend her husband? Surely, she had to know about his shenanigans.  Even if she decided to stay with him, why take the stage, especially when the chances were so great that the curtain would eventually fall.

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RULE OF THE LAND

I know millions of people are against gay relationships, no less marriage, but you’ve got to hand it to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy for the way he presented the court’s majority opinion in favor of same sex marriage, especially the words I’ve highlighted:

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

The judgment of of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.

It is so ordered.”

How can anyone argue with those beautiful statements?

I am thrilled for the women (and men) who have been together for decades, and can finally legalize their unions.