I am writing this letter not only as a fan of Kid Rock aka Bob Ritchie, I am writing this letter as a father, a friend, a son, and most importantly, an American.
Kid Rock is portrayed all kinds of different ways, in the National Media, I am sure you have had a glimpse of the Kid Rock that is punching photographers, Punching douche bag Rock Stars, Strip Club DJ's, or guys in Waffle Houses. He is portrayed as this Rebel without a cause, or Devil if you prefer. However, being here in Michigan, sometimes we get a little different side of the story of who is Kid Rock. The Man who helps out Girl Scouts, Golf Teams, and sick children. A man so dedicated to the troops serving this country that he has spent quite a few Holidays in the midst of War, entertaining, shaking hands, and generally putting a smile on the faces of some men and women who do not get much time to smile. Yes, Kid Rock is not just a foul mouthed, sucker punching, asshole like some try to say he is.
While I read his posting on his website, for the first time in a long time I could see the passion and raw Emotion that mad thios man a household name. As someone who has been around since the very beginning, someone who may not have always agreed with Kid Rock, may not have been fond of all his changes musically, Kid Rock as a man, has grown and changed quite a bit for the positive. I believe you, Judge Wong may have said it all when you stated "The Defendant clearly made this trip in the past, and would do so even if not under an order to perform community service" Yes, Bob Ritchie would absolutely make this trip, with or without your order Judge Wong. Kid Rock takes it to heart, takes it very serious, and loves what he does for these men and women who make it possible for all of us to live the way we do. Have you thanked someone in the Military for making it possible for you to decide the fate of so many people?
HOWEVER JUDGE WONG, The Next Statement you made pissed me off, and is the reason I am writing this letter.
"Besides, giving him credit for something he would otherwise love to do in front of a Camera"
I am not even going to continue with the quote, because honestly, it makes me sick to my stomach. You are someone who represents the People of your District, the people of your City, the people of your State, and most important, the people of your of the United States of America. You have made a big mistake in choosing your words, a mistake that I feel should be brought to light by the Media, by the Armed forces, by Kid Rock himself, and yes by all the American People who are offended by this uneducated and quite frankly STUPID COMMENT. To even remotely suggest Kid Rock does this for Camera time, is not only offensive to me, Millions of Fans, or even Kid Rock himself, it is offensive to the men and women he spends his time with over there, its offensive to any one of SHORT LIST of Entertainers who go over there to spend time with these men and women, and it should be offensive to ALL AMERICANS. You see Judge Wong, not many people see the Camera Footage of Kid Rock entertaining the troops unless they look for it. It's not force fed down their throats like say for instance him punching a man who was harassing a woman in a Waffle House. Its not force fed down our throats like say for instance him punching a man who has taunted him for years. No, the Camera Footage of these trips is rarely aired on CNN, or any of the major news networks, and you know what? Kid Rock is fine with that.. Just like the aforementioned acts of Kindness (Girl Scouts, Gold Teams, Sick Children) Kid Rock does not do it for publicity, he does not walk around tooting his own horn for making these trips, or doing these kind things, he does it from the heart. Unlike you Judge Wong, who probably would prefer some sort of embarrassing footage of Kid Rock performing some stupid, insignificant form of Community Service, probably sitting in front of a TV hoping to hear your name mentioned. I know this letter will not change your mind, but I could only hope it is one of millions, I can only hope that the Same American's who vote you into your Job, are as offended as I, and remove you from your Job. You are just another example of a Judge trying to make his name off of a celebrity put in front of him.