Friday, June 08, 2007

Wrong in so many ways...

From AP:
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A ball hit by Rob Lowe during a celebrity golf game hit the Iowa state bird in mid-flight Wednesday.

The 43-year-old actor was hitting an approach shot on the fourth hole when his ball hit a goldfinch, dropping about 50 yards short of the green, The Des Moines Register reported.

As the rest of the players in his group broke out in laughter and applause, Lowe raised his arms in mock celebration.

"That's my birdie," he said after looking at the bird, which lay motionless on the ground.

"That's unbelievable. Who comes here and kills the state bird? Only me."

Lowe, who appears on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," was playing in Principal Charity Classic Pro-Am at the Glen Oaks Country Club. He also starred in NBC's "The West Wing."

I kept waiting for the paragraph that would say, "After realizing the bird had actually been harmed, a Good Samaritan quickly rushed the ailing animal to a nearby vet." But no. Everyone stands around and has a good hearty laugh. Infurating! And I read this shortly after reading Gabrielle's post from Wednesday, which, by the way, I heartily second.


  1. Take a chill pill you over-reactive tree hugging, animal lovers. So a bird died, thats too bad. People die every day and you would have less care. Its more about trying to make an actor or politician look bad if there is an opportunity. The news people are trying to make news where there in none. 24 hour news/gossip is making a nation of whiners.

  2. Don't you love when people leave nasty comments but *don't* have the guts to leave their name?

    'Nuff said

  3. I had quite a spike in visitors the day after this was posted; apparently on AOL the article had a link that said something like "read blogs about this." And I was one of the blogs. So about 60 people came by to see what I had to say. I guess one felt so disgusted he had to spew here. It's ok. I understand the point. There are bigger things to complain about than a bird dying. But I still think the golfers' reaction was harsh.