clintron 
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Re: “Inspiring on the Payette

Obviously what this dude is able to do is amazing, the fact that he is doing these things makes the inspiration self evident. This piece retains journalistic integrity and reads like any other story about any other event. In any other issue, projection of the author gushing about how amazing, inspirational, or unbelievable something was would be unwelcome. My guess is that this is what other commentators are expecting, and missing, in order to elicit such oddly outraged responses. People with disabilities don't need don't need the sympathy or "good try buddy" that many people feel compelled to spew. The dude is doing his best, is trying hard, and is an inspiration for that. Murri treated this athlete like any other athlete, disability or not. That is FAR from being insensitive. Rabelo doesn't need a participation medal, an over-inflated saccharin story of overcoming adversity, or asterisk of "...which is great for someone like him" tacked onto his accomplishments. It's inappropriate to wax outraged on behalf of people who can defend themselves just fine.

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Posted by clintron on 07/24/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Inspiring on the Payette

I appreciate that this isn't a fluff piece of "inspirational" BS. Obviously what this dude is able to do is amazing, the fact that he is doing these things makes the inspiration self evident. This piece retains journalistic integrity and reads like any other story about any other event. In any other issue, projection of the author gushing about how amazing, inspirational, or unbelievable something was would be unwelcome. My guess is that this is what other commentators are expecting, and missing, in order to elicit such oddly outraged responses. People with disabilities don't need don't need the sympathy or "good try buddy" that many people feel compelled to spew. The dude is doing his best, is trying hard, and is an inspiration for that. Murri treated this athlete like any other athlete, disability or not. That is FAR from being insensitive. Rabelo doesn't need a participation medal, an over-inflated saccharin story of overcoming adversity, or asterisk of "...which is great for someone like him" tacked onto his accomplishments. It's inappropriate to wax-outraged on behalf of people who can defend themselves just fine.

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Posted by clintron on 07/24/2014 at 10:39 AM

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    Blind surfer Derek Rabelo competes alongside athletes from all over the world
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