Government FAIL… again. Another straw in the wind?

Apparently the people of the United States are tired of the U.S. government ganging up on its citizens. Though selective, juries and voters have been handing big defeats to the politicians and bureaucrats.

Case in point: “Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges in federal perjury trial” For more details, see LegalInsurrection.

We just wish Martha Stewart had had that jury, which clearly was not in favor of harassing famous people. Certainly the public hasn’t held her troubles against her – only the government.

Case in point: John Edwards also acquitted. Sure, he’s a sleazebag, but a criminal? His law career was worse than what he did on the campaign trail, and that was legal.

Case in point: not yet in court, but could be soon — Lance Armstrong. How can oxygen, if given, be considered “doping.” Where is the line between working out and taking vitamins and minerals and “doping”???

An interesting item in Wikipedia on the history of doping, or taking performance-enhancing substances:

“Texts going back to antiquity suggest that men have always tried to work harder or at least suffer less as they were doing so. When the fittest of a nation were selected as athletes or combatants, they were fed diets and given treatments considered beneficial. For instance, Scandinavian mythology says Berserkers could drink a mixture called “butotens”, perhaps prepared from the Amanita muscaria mushroom, to increase their physical power a dozen times at the risk of insanity”

Anyway, the Bear who has become a Bull (see earlier post) may be right – something may have changed for the better in our society. Juries getting sensible.

Maybe we’ll all become more civil, too! Woo Hoo!


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4 Responses to Government FAIL… again. Another straw in the wind?

  1. RD Pierini says:

    Thank God the people in Clemen’s case have more brains than the AG. This case has close to a $10M price tag just on the government side. One would hope that we could find 100 Senators that had more important things to do than to try to police baseball. Oh wait, he was on trial for lying to Congress! Really? If we applied the same logic to the Congress, the halls of Congress would be empty! Maybe we should.
    After playing professional baseball for 8 years I don’t doubt that performance enhancers are used. The owners know it, the players know it, and the fans know it. This must be a conspiracy! What is absolutely absurd is when the Senate hearing broke up after grilling Clemens, some of the Senators had the B…s to ask for Roger’s autograph!
    How about working on a budget that you have not passed in the past 3 years +! It is sad when pornography has a 30% approval rating while Congress slides in at 11%!
    I did look up where in the Constitution Congress has the authority to regulate baseball and all sports. It is in Section 8 where they define the powers of Congress. One clause reads, “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;…” Obviously the Senate interprets this to include the Cleveland Indians and the Atlanta Braves, so both the National and American League are part included in their enumerated powers.

  2. RD Pierini says:

    Sorry for my typos. Cocktail time…

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