Saturday, February 02, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Landis, Armstrong and killing the yellow goose that lays the rotten egg

I published this two and half years ago. I guess I was right. I hope the people that Lance tore down to protect his assets will sue his ass off for defamation. Here is a guy that was in it all for himself and now the house of cards falls apart. He's a liar and he got caught because the truth was stronger than the lie.


The termites are coming out of the woodwork, they are angry and they want to take Pinocchio down. In this case, the termites are Lance Armstrong, USA Cycling, International Cycling and the plethora of others that are the co-dependent delusional enablers to lying, cheating, and otherwise rectal-cranial inversion. Pinocchio is Floyd Landis.

I'll be clear here. I don't care so much if someone uses steroids of not. A person still has to work hard to get to that level. What I am against is the intellectual dishonesty that goes on in all sports where steroids are used and some forms of entertainment like Professional Wrestling. As with body building, there is no way someone 5'8-5'10 can weigh 300lbs, with single digit body fat and claim they are natural and any sane person should believe them. They are liars. They also help sell a lot of supplements that don't do a damn thing or don't produce the result that people are led to believe. It's about the money.

With Lance and Company, he too has a lot of endorsements and money at stake. Being honest will cost him, just as honesty cost Tiger Woods. It doesn't mean that some how they were entrapped or someone's trying to tarnish them. They do this to themselves and can blame no one else but themselves. In Landon's case, he is not blaming Armstrong, but revealing what is going on. Tough shit Lance.

What I would challenge all in sports that use performance enhancing drugs, is that if these drugs work, and by all measures they do, then why not come out and champion their use? Why not educate the public? Is sneaking around and cheating not to be discovered so honorable? Many people look up to all of you and you should and will be held to a higher standard. That higher standard calls for honesty and if taking these drugs is what it takes, then educate the public, and I would bet things would change for the better.

The flip side is that coming clean will also mean, other then the penalties that may arise, that they will have to compete clean or find impossible ways to cover their tracks. May be they won't be able to dope as effectively and in either case, their performance will go down, and with it, in their mind, their competitiveness. Again, it it works, if it is necessary, then sell us on it, educate us.

Unfortunately, sports athletes are feckless in that pursuit and don't even try. The only guy I have read that comes close is Will Brink, and he is a fitness guru, not a professional athlete.

What I find more despicable though, are the termites that come out to defend the obviously guilty, like a co-dependent enabling parent does when her baby gets arrested. Not my baby, he was a good boy. he just like to drink a little...Etc. Enough. It's time for athletes to come clean about this, even at their peril. In fact, if all of them did, it would be such a number that they couldn't penalize them all as the sport would cease to exist.

So does Landis deserve the brick bats he is getting? He did it, so he will take the heat. Unfortunately, Lance and Company don't have the stones he does. Instead they hide behind naive fans that do not want to believe the truth. It's time to grow up. Livehonest.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The People's Republic of Illinois

The state of Illinois has decided to give driver licenses to illegal aliens, but doesn't trust it's non-criminal american citizenry to be able to defend themselves by owning and carrying a concealed handgun. Something is really wrong here:

The Illinois House on Tuesday approved legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain temporary driver's licenses. The bill was passed by a vote of 65-46.
Under the plan, drivers would get three-year licenses, called Temporary Visitor Driver’s Licenses, but would be required to take a driver's education class and carry car insurance. Lawmakers believe there are as many as 250,000 undocumented immigrants on Illinois roads and that more than 40 percent of deadly Illinois crashes involve drivers who don't have a license. 
Gov. Pat Quinn applauded the House on the move, saying the bill will save lives as well as "help ensure every Illinois motorist is properly licensed and empower more immigrants to become stronger contributors to our economy."
May be Pat Quinn will hire an illegal alien as his chauffeur. It might empower him to become a statistic.  This is all about fraudulent voting and expanding the voting base.

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Alex Jones-Piers Morgan Part 2

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Two Female Justices Think It's OK To Amputate Penis, Lone Male Justice Dissents

In a case that has been going on for four years, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the doctor acted properly. What was in contention is that the victim in the case wanted a second opinion, but the doctor said that since the patient signed a consent form, the doctor could treat it as he saw fit. I find it interesting that two of the justices, both women, thought it was ok, yet the lone man on the high court did not.


The main point of contention is whether Patterson acted reasonably in removing the organ immediately or if amputation could have been delayed to let Seaton seek other medical options. 
Judge Janet Stumbo and Judge Donna Dixon concluded that, even though Seaton had limited ability to read and write, he never informed the doctor of that fact and signed the consent form in the presence of a witness. The Seatons claimed that the waiver didn't give Patterson authority to conduct an amputation without further consent. 
"They maintain that no harm would have resulted if Dr. Patterson has consulted with either of them before proceeding, or if he had allowed them to consult with another physician to get a second opinion or other treatment options," Stumbo wrote. 
Stumbo wrote that Patterson acted properly because the tumor had consumed such a large section of the organ. 
"For this reason alone, the resection of the tumor was 'necessary and proper' in the context of inserting a catheter," Stumbo wrote.
I don't know about you, but I would want a choice in the matter, even if it might prove terminal. Whose life is it anyway? And people wonder why doctors think they are gods. It seems so do judges too.


Judge Michael Caperton dissented, but did not issue a written opinion.
He gets it.

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