Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Twisted Ways Are Still "Ways of Life" Ain't They?

Ronald Barron of Artesia isn't only a defender of cockfighting, he's today's winner of the "Stupid Quote of the Day Using Specious Logic Award":

"Way out of bounds," said Barron, president of the New Mexico Gamefowl Breeders Association. "I don't see that it's right to make felons out of people who have made it their livelihood, their sport, their way of life, for many, many years."--Quote in Albuquerque Journal, 1/16/06

Oh, the "way of life" argument...one of my favorites. Let's apply it to other "ways of life":

  • "Around these parts we've been beating our wives for generations now, and ain't no two-bit Guvnor gonna stop us men expressing ourselves."
  • "We've been drinking 27 beers and driving the wrong way down the Interstate for as long as I can remember."
  • "The Klan is as important a part of the South as grits and college football. Ain't nobody got a right to mess with it."
  • "Hunting buffalo is such great sport, especially this new way where we just force them all to jump off a cliff, well, the ones we don' t shoot on the way to the cliff."
  • "We Spanish have found the best way to deal with Injuns is to chop their hands and feet off and throw 'em off the edge of town. Well, that and just torturing them. We've been doing it for years now."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tuesday evening on KBIM TV news in Roswell Barron again mentioned about way of life, livlihood, culture and tradition. It got worse. He said that members of his sport would be setting in jail with murderers, people shouldn't be concerned about "chickens" while New Mexico was #3 in teenage pregnancies and that animal rights people were like terrorists.