Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

Social Security is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed

So Called Social Security Crisis (SCSSC)

Comments, questions, corrections, rebuttals are always welcome.

Thursday, March 10, 2005
America's Favorite Pastime
My first love as a child was baseball. I lived in San Jose, California. I was/am an Oakland Athletics fan and Jim "Catfish" Hunter was my hero. The A's won three World Series in a row in the 70's and life was good. Then Charlie Finley and free agency broke up the team. "Catfish" went to the Yankees and all the other players were spread around major league baseball. It was a rude awakening. I have been a sports fan all my life. Initially baseball and football, which I played growing up. I have come to love college basketball and most especially the NCAA tournament, which my wife refers to as the "spider thingy". Over the past few years sports have started to occupy less and less of my time. Marriage and children will do that. So will the disaster that has been occurring since George W. Bush became President. Sports are a diversion. They are for enjoyment and right now it is hard to enjoy these diversions given the current state of our union. So today when I heard this story, Baseball Stars Called to Testify on Steroids on NPR I couldn't help but wonder why Congress can drop everything and investigate steroids in baseball as if it's a case of national security but won't touch any of these, The Scandal Sheet. Any good athlete will tell you they are LUCKY to get paid millions of dollars to play a kids game. I agree. Congress should focus on real problems and investigating steroids in a kids game is not one of them.



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