08/05/2006: According to MSNBC, Mark McGwire is not cooperating with Gutless Bud Selig’s Steroid Inquisition, carried out by his third party thug, George Mitchell.
Good for Mac!
This is nothing but a witch hunt designed to cover MLB owners’ butts. Truth be told, they knew quite well what was going on, and they tacitly approved of it.
While Sosa, Mac, Barry, and Raffy were jacking fastballs over walls, MLB was raking in the greenbacks. It was only when the steroid issue became unavoidable–when Congress started having hearings–that baseball got serious about dealing with the problem.
As a result, they are going after the very stars, whose steroid at which they nodded and winked.
I hope Mac keeps telling Mitchell to go get laid.
08/05/006: It’s time for honesty–both personal and intellectual–with respect to the Tour de France and Floyd Landis: he is clearly guilty.
When the testosterone/epitestosterone ratio is 11:1 and the carbon isotope tests indicate the presence of synthetic testosterone, then you are guilty of doping. Landis did it; the gig is up; it is now time for Landis to quit trying to stick to a bald-faced lie. He is only making a more complete ass of himself by sticking to his story.
Landis is not doing anyone any favors by lying.
First, he tried the Bill Clinton/Rafael Palmeiro defense (“I did not have sex with those steroids…those steroids had sex with me”); then his lawyer claimed the tests could have been skewed by dehydration.
That straw proves that Landis is a bald-faced liar. And THAT, my friends, is worse than the doping.
If he would come clean, admit his guilt, and and accept responsibility for his actions, then he would find considerable grace among fans. We Americans, after all, respect a person owns up to his faults and “does his time”.
Unfortunately, as Landis has found out–the hard way–when you wag your finger, you’d better be telling te truth. Otherwise, the backlash will be far worse.
08/05/2006: FOX News is reporting that an elementary school teacher–Eric Olsen–has admitted to molesting between 100 and 200 children.
Sounds like there’s another cleanup job for Mandela United.
08/05/2006: Riverside Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove, Iowa has voted 74-0 to separate from the Presbyterian Church (USA). This is another blow to a denomination that has long abandoned Biblical Christianity–even to the point of providing financial support for Islammunist terrorist organizations–and embraced the world.
I mention this because the pastor at Riverside is a good friend of mine from my Seminary days.
While the Presbyterian Church (USA) has been anti-Bible for decades, many congregations–who do not support the overt looneyism–stayed in, thinking they could help reform the denomination.
Those congregations are increasingly waking up and seeing the reality (paraphrasing Gospel singer Dottie Rambo): it’s one thing to pull back the reins on a racehorse; it’s another thing to try to raise a dead horse.
The PCUSA is dead. Only God can raise them.
Until then, congregations are right to bail on the PCUSA and unite with a larger Christian Body that embraces and practices Biblical Christianity.