First of all, for those of you who don't already know, let me make it known right now that the tallglassofmilk is no prude. Not when it comes to most things and especially not when it comes to words. Yes I use the 'F' word--far too much by my own standards. I'm not proud of it, but thems the facts. But trust me when I tell you, I'm no humanitarian--some even consider me a sicko--or role model with millions of kids looking up to me. Thank God for that.
Speaking of God, despite my use of the 'F' word, he hasn't struck me down yet. I don't think he'll be striking Kyle Petty down anytime soon either, despite this reader's opinion:
The worst part about it is Kyle is a Christian and REAL Christians don't swear, under pressure or not. At the start of the race he is praying with his crew in the car out loud, than used that naughty word in the race. Not a Christian exanple by any means. I have lost respect for Kyle.Puhleeeze. Lower your high horse. Like you've never done anything to annoy God.
God isn't the only one annoyed by the 'F' word. The FCC doesn't like it either. But much to its dismay, the FCC has far less content control over the cable channels than it does the broadcast networks. Petty saying the 'F' word on TNT is not the same as when Dale Earnhardt Jr. said the 'S' word on NBC. Junior's use of a bad word was said during a live post-race interview on a broadcast network, not a replay of his in-car audio on a cable network. Apples and oranges, people. It's really not conclusive evidence that NASCAR and the FCC are in bed together.
For the record, I stated that Petty should not be fined and I didn't blame TNT. I blamed NASCAR for not imposing a five-second delay on their broadcast partners. Why do I care about a five-second delay if I'm not a prude? It's for the kids! They're already on their way to hell in a handbasket, NASCAR could at least attempt to slow their travel time.
And as for those of you who said I should give Petty a break, why? Just cause everyone else does it doesn't make it ok! Where did you go to parenting school?
And of course I think Petty does enough for the Victory Junction Gang Camp. The idea of him donating more money for the cursing is to hold him accountable for his actions. You know, the old dropping a quarter in the jar for every curse word approach? 'Cause I think that's the example we should set--wait for it--FOR THE KIDS! Would washing his mouth out with soap be more appropriate?