“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Terrance Ganaway's work ethic

Former Baylor Bear and current rookie running back for the St. Louis Rams Terrance Ganaway isn't squandering his off-season getting high, chasing skirts, hanging out in strip clubs, or funding the activities of his 30-man, dingle-berry posse from the neighborhood like typical rookies with newly-found money.

Terrance jokingly tweeted that he needed something to fill the time in the off-season to keep him out of trouble, and the owner of the Jimmy John's sandwich shop in Waco offered him a job....which Terrance graciously accepted. Now he schleps drinks, cuts meat, operates the register, and make sandwiches three nights a week. His reasoning is consistent with what responsible parents try to instill in their kids....discipline, delayed gratification, work ethic, long-term goal orientation, and I would add to that list: no matter how lowly the job seems, gainful employment is a virtue in and of itself and nobody is above working menial labor jobs.

Good for Terrance! If I played fantasy football, I'd pick him for my team on principle. I'll be watching his career from now on.

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