Hey, Sports Fans :)

I just have to wonder. I haven't a doubt in the world that there are thousands upon thousands of smart, sports statistic-calculating guys and gals who, even though they may not approve of Barry Bonds' use of steroids, nonetheless see the utter shame in bringing this indictment for lying to the state -- and after a four year (four years!) prosecution "investigation" at that. But I wonder how many sensed it when they hauled up Martha Stewart under precisely the same set of nefarious pretenses. It's not like I didn't point out the principles underlying this whole pretentious, presumptuous, preposterous mess of "lying to federal prosecutors" (and in spite of the euphemisms, that's exactly what a federal Grand Jury is: a prosecutor). So who's next? I mean, it's very unlikely that normal, everyday people are going to stop lying to protect themselves from embarrassment and shame. So the only question is: how many lives of essentially good people will be destroyed, their families torn to shreds and needlessly shamed, financially ruined, perp walked, prosecuted, and jailed before someone gets a clue and acknowledges -- even if only on a practical level -- that, hey, news fucking flash: people lie about...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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