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Time:03:45 pm
Can anyone explain to me why congress should be holding hearings about steroid use in baseball? Why is this a matter for our federal government?

Also, is Mohammed al Fayed paranoid-delusional, or is he onto something?
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schmengie
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Time:2008-02-18 11:53 pm (UTC)
part 1---there is no reason other then it was a perfect way to get their faces on TV.

part 2---no opinion...not a royal watcher
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danloncaric
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Time:2008-02-19 12:26 am (UTC)
I couldn't understand why congress cared about the issue, but I heard one congressman who was explaining why - some of his reasons were that baseball enjoys antitrust protection, and that many of the teams play in publicly funded/owned stadiums, making it a business where the general public (and thus, the government) has more of a stake in keeping it honest. I personally think they just want to see their mugs on TV.
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wordweaverlynn
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Time:2008-02-19 01:03 am (UTC)
Because it distracts the citizens from the economy, the war in Iraq, the upcoming war in Iran, the gross incompetence of the CIA, the fact that Osama Bin Laden is still at large, the horrors of Guantanamo, the gutting of the Constitution, the looting of taxpayer pocketbooks done by Halliburton, Enron, and other Administration cronies, and the various other criminal enterprises of the Bush II presidency.

Bread. Circuses.
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hgfalling
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Time:2008-02-19 01:33 am (UTC)
You are aware that Democrats have a majority in both houses of Congress right now?
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wordweaverlynn
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Time:2008-02-19 01:39 am (UTC)
Thoroughly aware. They lay back and let the country be wrecked.
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hgfalling
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Time:2008-02-19 01:42 am (UTC)
OK. My opinion is that they aren't doing this to distract anyone from anything, but because they know they can get ESPN TV time and some kind of ridiculous "what about the children?" credit from the kind of people who give that out.
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gayathri
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Time:2008-02-19 02:09 am (UTC)
Just to be clear, the Dems do not have a -clear- majority that is veto-safe, but yes, they are rolling over.
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jellymillion
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Time:2008-02-19 10:19 am (UTC)
There is, I suppose, some vague element of fraud/deception that could be argued with respect to drug use in sport, but I figure it's largely a vote-gathering exercise.

And Al Fayed is completely barking mad, but I dunno, he could be on to something - Prince Philip as secret ruler of, well, just about everything. And his secret family name ends in "Frankenstein". Well, what more proof do you need? And I never liked that Tony Blair.
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tigerknight
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Time:2008-02-19 06:10 pm (UTC)
Because they want to get 'in touch' with the common man by meddling in the affairs of their life..? Hell if I know.
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