Why is everyone givng Mr. Phelps a hard time about taking a few bong hits? I would bet that money that the vast majority off the fat Nazi socialist hausfraus that are doing the complaining smoked weed in their younger days. I would bet that even today the people doing the complaining can’t makee it though a single day without the help of Xanax , Paxil, Valium and three shots of Jagermeister. So why don’t you all do Mr. Phelps and the rest of society a favor and mind your own friggin business. JD
The Really Big Bong Brain-fade has knocked King Neptune, Michael Phelps, off the blocks with many swim moms and dads and could now and him in hot water with South Carolina narcotics division bulldog, Sheriff Leon Lott, ESPN.com reports today.
“The bottom line is, if he broke the law, and he did it in Richland County, he’s going to be charged,” said Lott spokesman, Lt. Chris Cowan. “And there’s no difference between Michael Phelps and several other people that we arrest for the same type of charge every day.”
For those of you returning from a Himalayan trek, Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, was photographed hitting a bong pipe — fueled with marijuana, we suspect — during a house party at the University of South Carolina in November. The photo was published in the British tabloid News of the World on Super Bowl Sunday.
With blood in the water, Phelps apologized Monday for his behavior. The incident finds the 23-year-old former University of Michigan swimmer out of his depth for a second time following his DUI arrest in 2004 in Maryland.
This morning, Freep columnist Drew Sharp wrote: “Those who have swilled from the trough of the Michael Phelps hyperbole will have the toughest time accepting the reality of the object of their rampant adulation is humanly flawed like everybody else.”
Phelps made a mistake, an error in judgment, during last year’s visit to Gamecocks’ country. That’s evident. But, he didn’t do anything some former U.S. presidents and congressmen have admitted to, and, we’ll wager, plenty of newspaper writers and readers indulged in during their youth.
Phelps just got caught in the act by some weasel spending far too much time snapping photos of people in uncompromising positions.
That News of the World first published the Phelps photo is no surprise to Tunku Varadarajan, a professor at the Stern Business School at New York University and opinions editor at www.forbes.com. Said Varadarajan:
“In the hierarchy of life forms on this, our earth, the British tabloid journalist lies somewhere between the hagfish and the dung beetle: However, a story Sunday in the News of the World (proprietor: Keith Rupert Murdoch) has made me scratch my chin and wonder whether we are, in fact, being a tad unkind to the dung beetle.