Tuesday, 3 February 2009

‘Apologies’ we’d like to see: #27, Michael Phelps

A letter I'd like to see (but won't):

Dear America,

I take it back. I don’t apologize…

Michael Phelps

Full letter here [hat tip Lance].

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Blogger Berend de Boer said...

On the other hand: is this the guy you want to date your daughter?

I'm probably in the wrong forum to ask here, but I doubt the proverbial NZ'er or American likes a guy to inject chemicals in his brain, regardless of one's stance if we should spend police time on this.

3 Feb 2009, 09:30:00  
Anonymous Fred Stevens said...

I'd rather she date him than someone like you!

What's the difference between marijuana and alcohol...both affect the brain, don't they?

3 Feb 2009, 11:34:00  
Anonymous Sus said...

"is this the guy you want to date your daughter?"

Surely that's only a question for the parents of the girl/s he's seeing?

Besides, every prescription drug is a poison, Berend.

If he loses fans and his reputation is adversely affected as a result of his behaviour, that's his look-out. If it all affects his income, that's his look-out, too.

What he did/does is not my cup of tea, either. But that's just the point: it's his cup of tea - and his alone. Not yours, mine or the state's.

3 Feb 2009, 16:58:00  
Blogger Berend de Boer said...

Sus, where did I say we must use force to stop people from destroying the one brain they have?

But, as I pointed out, nonetheless people will be interested to know, it is their businesses so to speak, and I gave a specific example.

Or is it the official position of the Libertarian Church that one should not judge at all? Not only should this case not be brought before the judge, upon which we might agree, but that no behaviour should be judged?

3 Feb 2009, 23:28:00  
Anonymous Robert Winefield said...

You're being distracted while a larceny on a scale hitherto unimagined is being perpetrated.

If anyone needs a kick up the bum it's all the holier than thou brigade, not Phelps! They're taking their eyes off the ball.

Phelps is smoking weed. He is neither printing money nor mortgaging your future earnings to pay for political favors.


4 Feb 2009, 04:18:00  
Anonymous LGM said...


So you are prepared to admit churches are evil?


4 Feb 2009, 07:13:00  
Anonymous Sus said...

And where did I say that you said to use state force, etc, Berend?

Read it again & you'll see that I didn't. I just made the point that it's no-one else's business.

Can you make judgements? After spending so much time at this site, you know the answer to that as well as I do.

4 Feb 2009, 09:55:00  

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