Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Leave Letterman alone

Letterman is getting skewered for a joke. What happened to freedom of speech? Oh yeah, we are living in a generation of wimps with thin skin. When I heard the joke I assumed he was talking about the older daughter. It was funny.

It came out that the younger daughter was at the game. Oops. But what funny person do you know that has NEVER gotten a fact wrong when going for a laugh. It happens.

We are living in a generation where there is no tolerance for anything in some misguided quest to create tolerance of everything. We are raising kids that go to schools that give out "Did not pass" grades instead of "Fail". Guess what? We're not doing them any favors. Live is hard sometimes. People are mean sometimes. Learn to live with it or you are in for a difficult time for the rest of your life. Calling for a boycott of Letterman's sponsors is misguided and, I imagine, largely led by conservatives who normally support freedom of speech. I mean really, is one bad joke enough to ruin someone's career?

Funny how intolerant people are of other people's mistakes.

Let he who is without sin...

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