Â Â I’ve often seen Robert QuinlanÂ ”Boob Bob” Costas in action on NBC sport programsÂ althoughÂ I’ve neverÂ seen Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson in any action on TLC’s hit reality show “HereÂ Comes Honey Boo Boo.”Â
Nevertheless, even though there’s little physical resemblance between the Costas’ family and the Thompson/Shannon clan, I’m convinced they’re related–but Honey Boo Boo seems to make more sense.
They have to be related!Â How else to explain how or why anyone would exploitÂ someone’s tragedyÂ for personal gain and recognition–like Bob Costas has done–and how and why would anyone capitalize on a child’s innocence to gain comparable gain and recognition–like Honey Boo Boo’s parents have done?Â
Â Good grief!Â Honey Boo Boo’s mother not only exhibitedÂ Alana as a baby hooker on TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” butÂ feeds her chubby fourth child roadkill, Red Bull, and Mountain Dew to keep her cute and chubby and high on caffeine for pageant appearances.Â
The whole culture of very young girls appearing in beauty pageants costumed as mini-adult women covered in heavy makeup, bright lipstick,Â and sometimes sporting chest enhancements–such asÂ on “Toddlers” from which Boo Boo graduated–is repugnant and disturbing.Â
Has everyone forgotten Jon Benet Ramsey?
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” doesn’tÂ representÂ ”theÂ decay of Western civilization” as actor Adam Levine believesÂ since civilization’s dry rot long pre-dated the show and it’s also hyperbolic to claim as he does that “HCHBB” is literally “The. Worst. Thing. That’s. Ever. Happened.”Â (Hasn’t Levine ever seen “Jersey Shore”?)Â However, he’s on target when he calls itÂ ”the most despicable way to treat your kids.”
It’s difficult to evaluate whetherÂ Alana’s mom or Boob Bob has caused the most harm but I’d have to vote for Costas since Honey Boo Boo may possibly, doubtfully but possibly, recover from her exploitation; Costas may have caused irreparable damageÂ and even widespread deaths because of his uninformed, typically-liberal PC rant against gunsÂ because a gun–two guns actually–were used in a murder/suicide.Â
Â Aside from the fact the Supreme Court has upheld our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, statistics have shown, despite Costas’ impassioned, inappropriate 90-second tirade during NBC’s “Sunday Night Football’s” half-time, that licensed guns in the householdsÂ of law-abiding citizens and in such states as Florida deter crime and scare the hell out of criminals.
Costas concluded his intemperate remarks, most of which were filched fromÂ sportswriter Jason Whitlock,Â by offering his own considered, inane opinion: “In the coming days, Belcherâ€™s actions will be analyzed through the lens of concussions and head injuries.Â Who knows?Â Maybe brain damage triggered his violent overreaction to a fight with his girlfriend.Â What I believe is, if he didnâ€™t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”Â
Oh, really, Boob Bob?Â Maybe brain damage–or equally debilitating liberal BS–affected your brain?
The facts as opposed to lib distortions:
Â Early Sunday morning Kansas City Chiefs’ second year, 24 year old linebacker Jovan Belcher in a fit of rage concluded a night of drunken carousing and a visit to another girlfriend by pumping nine bullets into the body of his live-in,Â Kasandra Perkins, at their oft-tempestuous love nest on Crysler Avenue in K.C.Â In a belated romantic gesture,Â BelcherÂ kissed theÂ all-but-lifeless mother of his 3 month old baby, kissed their child, kissed his mother, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium, apologized to his coaches and teammates, and put a bulletÂ through his head in the parking lot.Â
Boob Bob,Â hadÂ the inebriated, raging Belcher not had two illegal guns, might he instead have strangled or bludgeoned Perkins to death then driven his $122,000 BentleyÂ off a high bridge?Â Had the inebriated, raging Belcher had something akin to O.J. Simpson’s 5-inch stiletto knife, would he have slit Perkins’ throat and then his own?Â
For that matter, had the violence-prone Belcher been arrested as he should have been when he was an undergrad atÂ the University of Maine and not made it to the NFL or hadÂ the inebriated, raging Belcher possessed a suitcase nuke, would he and Kasandra Perkins “both be alive today”?Â
The obvious point here is that, as trite as the saying “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” has become, it’s rare that accidental shootings actually occur; people like Jovan Belcher invariably pull the triggers.Â Â Â Â Â
Not coincidentally, Boob Bob Costas isÂ an unabashed liberal andÂ an Obama supporter.Â Honey Boo Boo also supported Obama as she admitted to Jimmy Kimmel.Â However, at least the precocious seven year oldÂ doesn’t interrupt NFL games with leftist propaganda and for that reason I think Honey Boo Boo, though she needs as much pity,Â makes a tad more sense.Â
Better yet, ignore whateverÂ Boo Boo and Boob Bob say.Â Â Â