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(CNN) NewsFlash Roger Clemens is guilty of being a pompous douchebag, but that's it   (news.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 36
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2012-06-18 06:11:03 PM
2 votes:

rickythepenguin: Coco LaFemme: Why is lying about cheating at a sport worthy of a federal trial?

why is lying to a federal grand jury about whether monica blew you worthy of getting impeached?


The Republicans in Congress had an axe to grind, and more than a few were jealous that Bill was getting hummers under the desk in the Oval Office, while they were left slapping the asses on pages and interns.
2012-06-18 05:58:04 PM
2 votes:
Now can they start the perjury trial for the guy(s) who lied to congress and got my friend murdered in Iraq?
2012-06-18 05:57:59 PM
2 votes:
Sorry, Rog....you won nothing. The Court of Public Opinion overwhelmingly thinks you're dirty.
2012-06-18 05:15:43 PM
2 votes:
2012-06-18 05:09:28 PM
2 votes:
Would wouldn't have had all these problems with Clemens if Mike Piazza had just gone out to the mound and shoved the remainder of his bat through Roger's ribcage and punctured his heart.
2012-06-18 05:05:15 PM
2 votes:

The Jami Turman Fan Club: He wasn't guilty. Using steroids isn't illegal.


He wasn't charged with using steroids, dumbass.
2012-06-18 05:03:05 PM
2 votes:
I want to see the dollar total on this waste of time and beat it out of every congressman that pushed for this stupid investigation to begin with.
2012-06-18 05:02:16 PM
2 votes:
I don't care if he's innocent or guilty at this point, I'm just happy the federal government will stop wasting our time on this trivial BS and hopefully concentrate on reducing the size and scope of the federal government.
2012-06-18 05:01:10 PM
2 votes:
He's guilty as fark, but they did not have the proof.
2012-06-18 05:01:09 PM
2 votes:
Good. Now perhaps Congress can finally turn their attention to pulling America from the toilet
2012-06-18 05:00:48 PM
2 votes:
Good. Congress should never have been involved in the first place. What a complete waste of time and taxpayer money.
2012-06-19 12:42:23 AM
1 votes:

JohnBigBootay: Oh and admitting he had the guy inject HIS WIFE with hgh but not actually using it himself.


This was my first thought today when the verdict came down.

I've decided to nominate Roger Clemens for Husband Of The Year
2012-06-18 07:46:43 PM
1 votes:

dabbletech: How is this news?


Let me guess: it goes straight to your inbox?
2012-06-18 06:34:59 PM
1 votes:

rickythepenguin: Keep in mind, that aside from vincent adding steroids to the naughty list, as Schedule III substances, use/possession of steroids without a prescription was illegal under federal law. so the "welp, steroids weren't illegal!" argument is a double fail.


I've always thought this argument was a fail. Some things shouldn't have to be in the rulebook. I'm pretty sure there's nothing in the Olympic figure skating rulebook that says hiring a goon to whack your opponent on the knee is against the rules, but most people agree that it's cheating and that the person who does it should suffer consequences, not only under the law but within the sport. If it's against the law and it gives you a competitive advantage over those who choose to follow the law, it's cheating.
2012-06-18 06:08:35 PM
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: Why is lying about cheating at a sport worthy of a federal trial?



why is lying to a federal grand jury about insider trading in the stock market worthy of a federal trial?

why is lying to a federal grand jury about whether monica blew you worthy of getting impeached?

the federal government, like people, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaates being lied to.

/martha stewart.jpg
//bill clinton.jpg
2012-06-18 06:02:22 PM
1 votes:

skrame: /still on the fence about steroids, as long as they weren't against the rules of baseball at the time of use.



fay vincent added steroids to the banned list via a 1991 memo to all teams.

Vincent was the first Commissioner to expressly include anabolic steroids among the substances prohibited under baseball's drug policy, which he did in the June 1991 version of the memorandum.130 Steroids were added to the drug policy at that time, apparently as a result of the enactment of the Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990. Under that statute, anabolic steroids had been reclassified as Schedule III controlled substances, and the illegal use of them became subject to substantially increased criminal penalties.131

Keep in mind, that aside from vincent adding steroids to the naughty list, as Schedule III substances, use/possession of steroids without a prescription was illegal under federal law. so the "welp, steroids weren't illegal!" argument is a double fail.

the problem was, the MLBPA and the owner's colluded to bar adoption of a testing regime. so a rule existed, but there was no way to enforce / check it.

but the notion of "ZOMG MLB never banned steroids until 2006!"* is patently, willingly, "i'm going to stick my head in the sand and ignore the truth" false.


*or 2005. whenever they adopted testing after Congress threatened to take back the antitrust exemption and Bud Selig et al had no choice
2012-06-18 05:48:43 PM
1 votes:
So one might say the Government


*puts on sunglasses*

Did not obtain the results they were hoping for, due to an unadvantageous outcome at the federal district court level but which in theory could be appealed but which is unlikely as the government realizes that on balance, its case was weak and the likelihood of securing a conviction in the event an appellate court remands the case for a new trial is extremely unlikely so for all intensive purposes this case is done.

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

*cue the Kinks' "We Can't Get Fooled Again"
2012-06-18 05:47:31 PM
1 votes:
Who gives a shiat about him not being guilty. The better question is why is Congress wasting its time and our money with bullshiat like steroids in major league baseball?
2012-06-18 05:23:21 PM
1 votes:
Let this be a lesson to Shellie Zimmerman: you're only allowed to lie under oath if you're rich.
2012-06-18 05:22:01 PM
1 votes:
So Clemens walks?
2012-06-18 05:21:24 PM
1 votes:

Headso: IMO he did lie but to bother going after the guy with those high level resources versus using it for real crimes is asinine.


That's where I am these days. I mean I think pretty much everyone would agree the guy almost certainly juiced. Unless there was another reason why he would fly douchebag #1 from team to team to be his trainer. Oh, and Pettite. Oh and admitting he had the guy inject HIS WIFE with hgh but not actually using it himself. Yeah, I believe that. I think Roger juiced AND Mcnamee is a lying douchebag.
2012-06-18 05:18:02 PM
1 votes:
Okay, I have dibs on:

img1.fark.net George Zimmerman is guilty of being a pompous douchebag, but that's it

img1.fark.net George Zimmerman is guilty of being more than a pompous douchebag
2012-06-18 05:12:39 PM
1 votes:

Trance750: If they induct him, they should induct Pete Rose. Anything less is a slap across the face.


fark Pete Rose. After what he did in the all-star game I hope he NEVER gets in...dead or not.
2012-06-18 05:10:12 PM
1 votes:
Cut the budget on Social Services, but waste money on a trial because someone lied to liars.
2012-06-18 05:07:49 PM
1 votes:
I myself cant wait to buy my tickets for the John Edwards-Roger Clemens 2012 Summer Douchebag tour of Champions
2012-06-18 05:05:33 PM
1 votes:
Still can't believe congress had a farking hearing about this issue. Steroid use in baseball was the most dire problem at the time?
2012-06-18 05:05:27 PM
1 votes:
And remember, now that this case is over, SO WHAT?
2012-06-18 05:05:03 PM
1 votes:
So I guess the Government

*puts on sunglasses*

struck out

/gotta be a better one than this but IDGAF to try anymore
2012-06-18 05:04:13 PM
1 votes:
So now he can get into the HoF while the brown people won't?
2012-06-18 05:03:56 PM
1 votes:
He wasn't guilty. Using steroids isn't illegal.

Can we get our money back from this crap? These stupid prosecutions cost millions.
2012-06-18 05:02:37 PM
1 votes:
This is good news for Lance Armstrong.
2012-06-18 05:02:02 PM
1 votes:
Who?
2012-06-18 05:01:01 PM
1 votes:
White privilege FTW!
2012-06-18 05:00:40 PM
1 votes:
He and Edwards can open up a new restaurant: Two D-bags Deli or something like that.
2012-06-18 05:00:38 PM
1 votes:
Obviously subby. I mean he was a Yankee, right?
2012-06-18 04:59:38 PM
1 votes:
Soooo, not black?
 
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