Roger Clemens found not guilty

June 18, 2012

By John Seiler

Some good news for a change. Roger Clemens, the greatest pitcher of our time, just was found not guilty of perjury.

In 2008, he made the mistake of testifying before the U.S. Congress, instead of taking the Fifth. He told Congress he hadn’t used performance-enhancing drugs. As if it was any of Congress’s business if he had.

Congress — the biggest collection of liars in history — then accused him of lying. Fortunately, a jury of his peers acquitted him.

Clemens supposedly used steroids and other enhancements that at the time were legal in professional baseball. He did better than Barry Bonds, who was convicted of a phony felony “obstruction of justice” charge in another steroids case.

The whole matter should have stayed between Major League Baseball and Clemens. Government never should have gotten involved.

But grandstanding, mendacious politicians, led by Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, assaulted the baseball players and the league itself. Supposedly the baseball players were corrupting “our children.” McCain was gearing up for his presidential bid.

MLB should have told Congress to take a hike. But MLB gets a special anti-trust exemption no other league enjoys. There’s no way they would endanger that. So they gave in to Congress.

The federal government spent millions of dollars to prosecute this case and a previous one against Clemens that ended in a mistrial — at a time of trillion-dollar federal deficits. And Clemens had to pay millions to keep himself out of the clink. That’s after he paid tens of millions in taxes during his long career.

And by the way, how come McCain never criticized fellow Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for repeatedly pumping himself up with steroids during his bodybuilding career?

Could it be because Arnold’s campaign managers in 2006 played crucial roles in McCain’s 2008 presidential bid?

Or McCain needed Arnold’s 2008 endorsement?

What a bunch of liars, frauds and cheats. Just what we should expect from Congress.

 

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  1. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 18 June, 2012, 18:11

    Arnnnnnnnnoooold!!!!!

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  2. Eric Kent
    Eric Kent 18 June, 2012, 18:18

    Really good for Mr Clemons. It is just infuriating that the Congress of this country would go after an individual in this manner. If I were Mr Clemons i would leave America and never come back.What a waste of taxpayers money what was supposedly going yo be served by this?And yes look at the FREAK ARNOLD all pumped up on who knows what kind of steroids and other drugs ass well and not one word about him. Congress needs to leave the American People alone and start fixing some of the real problems in our country,

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  3. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 18 June, 2012, 18:58

    Glad to see our Congresscritters thwarted again. Nothing more irritating than liars accusing others of lying. If only we could get Congress to treat Eric Holder the way they have treated Roger Clemens. But that would constitute job competency which would set a dangerous precedent.

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  4. Donkey
    Donkey 18 June, 2012, 20:47

    Just another waste of time on money on non-essential BS by the Federal RAGWUS. 🙂

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  5. queeg
    queeg 19 June, 2012, 11:49

    This ragwus conspirarcy is so bogus…..

    You elect em…..get on with supporting programs that just might work.

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  6. Donkey
    Donkey 20 June, 2012, 06:49

    The RAGWUS game is ending for the feeders Queeg!! 😉

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  7. Queeg
    Queeg 20 June, 2012, 15:15

    An illusion…take a deep breath….blink couple times….no one has grabbed you or your chubby money bag.

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  8. Donkey
    Donkey 20 June, 2012, 20:44

    You are slipping under the water, the RAGWUS must be distroyed!! 🙂

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  9. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 21 June, 2012, 08:27

    RAWGUS= must be DESTROYED.

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  10. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 21 June, 2012, 19:23

    If you guys are going to post that kind of nonsense, you could at least attach an evil laugh: “Bwahahahaha” or something similar.

    Come on. At least try to keep up.

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