What’s news today?
Today I’ll start with some sports news. It is after all supposed to be a pleasant distraction from the bad news all around us.
Oh wait. Nevermind.
First to baseball, where PED’s are everywhere it seems. Some say this is all coming out now because the Steinbrenner boys see an out from the overly generous contract they gave this guy. I say “let’s hope so”. It’s time to put an end to the distraction known as ARod. The freed up money will just be a bonus at this point. You would think he’d have been playing better if he was juicin’, but no. Two other former Yankees, and some other big names are involved as well.
“Alex Rodriguez was ensnared in a doping investigation once again Tuesday when an alternative weekly newspaper reported baseball’s highest-paid star was among a half-dozen players listed in records of a Florida clinic the paper said sold performance-enhancing drugs.”
“The Miami New Times said the three-time AL MVP bought human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing substances during 2009-12 from Biogenesis of America LLC, a now-closed anti-aging clinic in Coral Cables, Fla., near Rodriguez’s offseason home.”
“The newspaper said it obtained records detailing purchases by Rodriguez, 2012 All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera, 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon and 2011 AL championship series MVP Nelson Cruz of Texas.”
“Other baseball players the newspaper said appeared in the records include Washington pitcher Gio Gonzalez, who finished third in last year’s NL Cy Young Award voting, and San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal.”
And then it’s on to the NFL, for some more abuse of PED’s and assorted banned substances. First let me say, in the interest of full disclosure, that I don’t like this guy. At all, so maybe I’m biased. But what I’d really like to know is why this guy is playing in the Super Bowl if he violated the policy? C’mon Commissioner, do you really wanna end it? Now’s your chance. C’mon, set an example. What have you got to lose? You’ll already be the most hated man in the building come game time. Saints fans will already boo you mercilessly, why not have the Ravens fans join the chorus too? You’d be HUGE in San Fran next time you visit.
“Ray Lewis’ final season and Baltimore’s run through the AFC to the Super Bowl has been described as destiny or a fateful miracle, but it appears as though Lewis’ recovery from a torn triceps was aided by the use of a banned substance.
Sports Illustrated reported that among Lewis’ many treatments for his torn triceps, suffered Oct. 14, was a deer-antler spray, which is banned by the NFL. Philly.com published quotes from the SI article from phone conversations between Lewis and Mitch Ross, the owner of “Sports with Alternatives to Steroids” (S.W.A.T.S.).”
“The deer-antler products are described as containing IGF-1, which is banned by the NFL. The report explains that IGF-1 is what human growth hormone is converted into when it reaches the liver.”
Don’t worry. I did find a good one to share too. Crazy if you ask me, but pretty cool too.
For this next one I need my shocked face.
There it is! OK, now I’m ready.
“A preliminary draft of a report by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked to the public this month, and climate skeptics say it contains fresh evidence of 20 years of overstated global warming.
The report — which is not scheduled for publication until 2014 — was leaked by someone involved in the IPCC’s review process, and is available for download online. Bloggers combing through the report discovered a chart comparing the four temperature models the group has published since 1990. Each has overstated the rise in temperature that Earth actually experienced.”
““Their predictions have largely failed, four times in a row… what that means is that it’s time for them to re-evaluate,” Spencer said.”
Re-evaluate? More likely they just double down on it.
Sure they broke the rules, BUT……….. you’re still supposed to feel bad for them and reward their bad behavior.
It’s just common sense or something.
So when will his endless campaigning on the taxpayer dime ever end?
Meanwhile, Jay Carney get’s in on the disinformation campaign as well.
Never been more secure?
“Even as President Obama travels to Las Vegas Tuesday to call for legalizing illegal immigrants, the latest numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol suggest that the flow across the nation’s southwest border jumped by 9 percent last year.
The Border Patrol made 356,873 arrests along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2012, up from 327,577 in 2011, according to figures obtained by the Associated Press and confirmed by The Washington Times. Border Patrol officials estimate that apprehensions are a good proxy for illegal crossings, so when the numbers go up, it means that the flow of illegal immigrants is going up as well.”
And the number will only increase now that amnesty has been promised. I should have known they were lying since their lips were moving.