Until a few days ago Lance Armstrong was a hero to me – he was bigger than life and someone I looked up to. He was a great example – a person that we could tell our children about (you know the drill – the work hard, practice, don’t cheat line that we as parents use when talking to our children about life, sports, and competition).
Lance Armstrong beat the odds and he won all those races. He took all those drug tests and he passed them. Lance Armstrong was clean and he was a champion! The French people and other athletes in the cycling world were just resentful about his domination. It even looked like Scott Pelley and the entire CBS News organization was a little jealous of Lance’s domination in the cycling world and they were out to get him with all their stories on the evening news and 60 Minutes.
At least five times since August 2007 I stood up for Lance Armstrong on this website writing about people attacking him and saying he “doped.” I did not believe it. He was one of the good guys. Continue reading →
As I wrote about in July of 2010, doesn’t the United States Government have more important things to do than try to prosecute Lance Armstrong – who won some bicycle races?
Federal attorneys do know that our government is broke, don’t they?
I still think there are more important things (like real criminals) to go after than someone who rides a bike, hits or throws a baseball, or even tries to get a few favors for appointing a U.S. Senator (The Rod Blagojevich trial cost taxpayers millions and now the government is getting a do-over because Blagojevich was convicted on only 1 of 23 counts). Good grief.
In fact, it’s asinine. The quality of people running and working in our U.S Attorneys offices and at the U.S. Department of Justice must be at an all-time low. Continue reading →
After “celebrating” my birthday last week and knowing there’s a pretty good chance that I have lived more days than I have left to live (unless I am in some way related to Walter Breuning, the world’s oldest man), I decided to do the “cool thing” and watch the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night.
Besides, there wasn’t any football.
I know this is a shocking revelation for my readers, but there were people performing and nominated for awards who I did not know.
Even more shocking were the people I did know looked old. Some looked very old. Continue reading →