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Ed Rendell: " We've become a Nation of Wusses "
ESPN.com ^ | 12/27/2010 | ESPN.com news services

Posted on 12/27/2010 7:21:35 PM PST by Tribemike1

Rendell was rankled by the league's decision to move the Philadelphia Eagles' home game against the Minnesota Vikings from Sunday night to Tuesday evening.

The NFL cited the winter storm that wound up slamming most of the East Coast as the reason for the change, but elected to postpone the game before any snow had even accumulated. About a foot of snow fell on Philadelphia, though less than 5 inches was on the ground before the scheduled kickoff at 8:20 p.m. EST Sunday night.

Rendell viewed the NFL's decision as a referendum on the toughness, or lack thereof, of the United States.

"My biggest beef is that this is part of what's happened in this country," Rendell said. "I think we've become wussies."

"We've become a nation of wusses. The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything," Rendell added. "If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chat; sports
So Rendell thinks the USA is now a nation of "Wusses." Well, if true, the Wuss-in-Chief has led us there....

He's mad because the Eagles' game was called for 3" of snow on Sunday LOL

1 posted on 12/27/2010 7:21:37 PM PST by Tribemike1
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To: Tribemike1

Rendell is an idiot. Thankfully, he will be out of office next month.


2 posted on 12/27/2010 7:23:20 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Tribemike1

Rendell is an idiot. Thankfully, he will be out of office next month.


3 posted on 12/27/2010 7:23:30 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Tribemike1

The “wussification” started long before Obama was elected.

It started about 30 years ago and I find it astonishing.


4 posted on 12/27/2010 7:26:26 PM PST by Mears
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To: Tribemike1
The calculus tells me that he who is close to the Chairman gets free greenbacks.


5 posted on 12/27/2010 7:28:21 PM PST by Milhous (Lev 19:18 Love your neighbor as yourself.)
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To: Tribemike1

Rendell is right. We’ve become a nation of “Wusses.”


6 posted on 12/27/2010 7:34:28 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: carton253

I was at the Ice Bowl and survived.


7 posted on 12/27/2010 7:40:56 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Tribemike1

I’m so tired of hearing China this and China that, if China’s so great why don’t you go live there Rendell?


8 posted on 12/27/2010 7:42:28 PM PST by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: Tribemike1

Dude’s right.


9 posted on 12/27/2010 7:42:52 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (McCarthy Was Right)
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To: Tribemike1

He needs to speak for himself.


10 posted on 12/27/2010 7:43:17 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tribemike1

Rendell would know. He’s a democrap, so he’s a wuss.


11 posted on 12/27/2010 7:43:17 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Michigan's Supreme Court - Once again, it is best in the country.)
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To: erod

“I’m so tired of hearing China this and China that,”

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Best get used to it, because if we continue on our current path, China will replace us.


12 posted on 12/27/2010 7:44:01 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (McCarthy Was Right)
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To: Tribemike1
Should have played the game in Buffalo.

That said, I'm predicting Wednesday night football will be a smashing success and Rendel will claim it was his plan. You know, he and Pete Rosell used to discuss it 15 years ago. . .

13 posted on 12/27/2010 7:45:37 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Tribemike1

14 posted on 12/27/2010 7:46:23 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Tribemike1
I'm thinking we should have played that game down in Philadelphia last night. The fact that the game was postponed is a very ominous sign that America is on the decline. Listen, Philadelphia only had a foot of snow (12.4 inches to be exact). This just does not merit the postponing of a NFL game.

Hundreds of thousands of good Americans here in the Northeast are in mortal shock over this postponement. I am one of them and we thing that is is only fitting that the Philadelphia Eagles change their uniforms to dresses and high heels because they are nothing but a bunch of sissies who are afraid of playing in a little bit of snow.

Now I know what the rest of you are going to say, that the mayor of Philadelphia is to blame. But no, I am not going to buy that because if the Eagles truly wanted to play last night, they would have. But they decided to wait a couple more days because they are deathly afraid of the Minnesota Vikings and snow.

15 posted on 12/27/2010 7:53:28 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Best get used to it, because if we continue on our current path, China will replace us.

True, but the battle isn’t over yet we got time to turn this around and it all begins by fixing the
One Big Ass Mistake America
made in 2008.


16 posted on 12/27/2010 7:54:36 PM PST by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Two dolts a complete disgrace to Americans and sports fans everywhere.


17 posted on 12/27/2010 7:57:19 PM PST by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: erod

Meanwhile, it would be nice if those on our side of the aisle, stopped shipping our jobs offshore as fast as they can.

It’s gotta start somewhere - and will only grow as an issue.

It would be smart, for the GOP to get in front of this issue. Before it destroys the Republican Party - and America.


18 posted on 12/27/2010 7:57:25 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (McCarthy Was Right)
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To: Texas Eagle


Yooo Hooo... I'm over HERE!!!
19 posted on 12/27/2010 8:02:42 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Tribemike1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxwhthmlKcw


20 posted on 12/27/2010 8:17:28 PM PST by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
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To: Mears

Drinking with Bob says it best. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxwhthmlKcw


21 posted on 12/27/2010 8:18:45 PM PST by NRA1776
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To: Tribemike1

I’m sure there were Packer fans yesterday saying “You call that snow??”


22 posted on 12/27/2010 8:22:09 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Tribemike1
Rendell added. "If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been forced to marching down to the stadium, they would have walked marched, at gun point if necessary, and they would have been doing calculus given free, forced abortions on the way down."

Fixed it, Comrade Rendell. Thank you for your service to The Cause.

Being compared to The Chinese is so...liberating. I'm a die-hard football fan, who's sat in the stands through all sorts of weather. The only time weather spoiled the fun was when the hail got big enough it started to hurt. The Chinese, though, aren't infested with packs of John Edwards' seeking to sue the pants off anyone who might possibly have made a decision that may have, in some small way, perhaps had a slight impact in maybe causing a less than ideal situation happen such that someone could have become injured. How 'bout, Comrade Rendell, if you work on the lawyer situation and help us all out?

23 posted on 12/27/2010 8:29:30 PM PST by FourPeas (From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Ja 3:10)
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To: carton253

You think the guy who only wants to allow me to buy one gun a month, buy my booze from him, take the Gov’t bus to work and not drive and basically would love a big Gov’t nanny state has a point on postponing his precious Eagles game?

You apparently don’t live under the Redull regime here in PA. He demands wussification as compliance to his mandates.


24 posted on 12/27/2010 8:47:49 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: SamAdams76

“...we think that is is only fitting that the Philadelphia Eagles change their uniforms to dresses and high heels because they are nothing but a bunch of sissies who are afraid of playing in a little bit of snow.”

Wish this was on a few billboards with some photoshopped Eagles in house dresses around the Philly area!


25 posted on 12/27/2010 8:50:11 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG)
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To: Tribemike1

When you’re right, you’re right. That’s exactly, word for word, what I said to my husband when I heard they cancelled the game. We are a nation of wusses.


26 posted on 12/27/2010 8:50:51 PM PST by Hildy
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To: UB355

Yes, you did... and in the early 80s there was the Freezer Bowl. 59 below zero and a stadium full of people. Now, the weatherman come in and warn us of doom the minute the skies turn black.


27 posted on 12/27/2010 8:52:47 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: Tribemike1

Was Rendell gonna go sit his big ass in a snow-covered seat to watch the game? Probably not......what a wuss! :)


28 posted on 12/27/2010 8:54:25 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Dawgreg

Google..Ed Rendell eagles....he was a member of the 700 level
he is a legend in the 700 level..he was the one who started with the snowballs against the cowboys..look it up


29 posted on 12/27/2010 9:08:14 PM PST by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: Darren McCarty

No mention of the fact that hardly anyone would show up for the game due to the weather, meaning no gate, no money for the players and Philly. They’re all trying to get back home. What an idiot.


30 posted on 12/27/2010 9:09:00 PM PST by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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To: UB355

Although I did not see the Ice Bowl, I am a huge Dallas fan (even after they lost 27-26 on Christmas Day) so I know that the Ice Bowl was played during the day and that the weather, though bitterly cold, was sunny at least. This game was not supposed to start until after 8:00 pm and the full force of the storm would have been hitting Philadelphia during or just after the game when people were trying to get home. I tend to agree that we are becoming a nation of “wusses”, but, in this case, I think that the decision to postpone the game was a wise and prudent one.


31 posted on 12/27/2010 9:24:36 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing;therefore choose life..")
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To: Texas Eagle

OUTSTANDING post!!!!! 2 little girls...


32 posted on 12/27/2010 9:38:50 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: Tribemike1

And the Democrat Party has been the leader in the “Wussification of America” Ed


33 posted on 12/27/2010 10:41:08 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: Tribemike1

>> Ed Rendell: “ We’ve become a Nation of Wusses “

Pathetic bravado and anecdote considering the legislative maneuvering the control freaks devised to tie the Country’s hands stripping away not only Liberties by ordinary fun!

In fairness to the young, we’re not a “Nation of Wusses”, but only a Nation governed by wuss makers.


34 posted on 12/27/2010 10:53:10 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Tribemike1

For once, I agree with Rendell.

He tells it like it is. First of all, they still could have played the game, and televised it. Why not? Money from ticket and concession sales.

They could have just postponed it one day. Why not? Money from TV.

Eagles fans are upset because they have to play two games 5 days apart.


35 posted on 12/28/2010 4:51:58 AM PST by P.O.E. (A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous. Got me?)
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To: OL Hickory

I’m happy for him.....:)


36 posted on 12/28/2010 6:23:43 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: NRA1776
OMG,that is probably one of the funniest videos I have ever seen.

Just sent the link to about 10 people.

That guy better watch his blood pressure though.

Thank for sharing it.

37 posted on 12/28/2010 12:15:46 PM PST by Mears
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To: Tribemike1
Any American who tolerates THIS is indeed a WUSS.


38 posted on 12/28/2010 12:19:20 PM PST by bvw
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To: bvw

What is the immediate alternative for the American that wishes to board the plan?


39 posted on 12/28/2010 12:22:28 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric

... board the plane?


40 posted on 12/28/2010 12:23:19 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric

For most it means our right to travel by common carrier airline is restricted because of the morally intolerable searches and abuses to person that are now commonplace. For some there is alternative via private planes, or privately chartered flights.

It is even MORE troublesome that similar searches are now becoming common at courthouses.


41 posted on 12/28/2010 12:28:13 PM PST by bvw
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To: Waco
meaning no gate

I'm sure 99% of the tickets were sold and paid for in advance. Perhaps someone from Philly could chime in on this.

I agree concessions would have been low.

42 posted on 12/28/2010 12:31:15 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: bvw

It is troubling indeed.


43 posted on 12/28/2010 1:47:32 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric

Faddish dementia has replaced common sense and honest respect for the dignity of fellow humans. Every one of the airline bombers on 9/11 and since could easily have been noticed by someone aware enough and with common sense.

Actor James Woods noticed Mohammed Atta and some of his murderous crew of terrorists some weeks before 9/11 on a flight to LA.

The behavioral cues of suicide bombers are, in fact, the strongest observable signature they have — no scanner or pat down can improve upon it.


44 posted on 12/28/2010 1:54:22 PM PST by bvw
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To: Tribemike1

This is the first reasonable thing I’ve heard come from a democrat’s mouth.


45 posted on 12/28/2010 2:14:35 PM PST by Rebelbase ( Islam is a mental disorder.)
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