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Leave Marion Jones Alone
National News ^ | 01/11/2008 | Revski

Posted on 01/11/2008 10:11:10 AM PST by Revski

U.S. sprinter Marion Jones, a five-time Olympic medallist, failed a drug test at the U.S. national championships in Indianapolis in June, according to sources with knowledge of the test results. Now there is talk of a possible jail time. Have mercy, for all have sinned, she has confessed to her wrong and now let it go. Revski


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1 posted on 01/11/2008 10:11:12 AM PST by Revski
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To: Revski

She’s not going to jail because she used steroids, she’s going to jail because she perjured herself.


2 posted on 01/11/2008 10:12:16 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: Revski

News? Activism?


3 posted on 01/11/2008 10:12:19 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: Revski

I want to know why there are federal investigations into steroid use in baseball and no such review of steroid use/abuse in law enforcement.


4 posted on 01/11/2008 10:13:03 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Revski

Why did you put your vanity in news?


5 posted on 01/11/2008 10:13:18 AM PST by Petronski (Slick Willard LOVES government mandates. He said so himself.)
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To: Revski

Is it okay if I imagine you howling this post title with mascara running down your face? Thanks.


6 posted on 01/11/2008 10:14:53 AM PST by prion (Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM the spelling police)
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To: weegee
I want to know why there are federal investigations into steroid use in baseball and no such review of steroid use/abuse in law enforcement.

Why do we drug test bus drivers but not congressmen, Senators, and Presidents?

7 posted on 01/11/2008 10:14:54 AM PST by Soliton (Huck ain't perfect, but he is better than the rest.)
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To: Revski

All the games have become is a cat and mouse. What they should do is just open it up to all sorts of enhancement and then let those who dare juice up and compete. That would be entertaining.


8 posted on 01/11/2008 10:15:19 AM PST by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: Revski

That woman shamed our country for her own selfish gain. She didn’t confess anything until she got caught. In fact, she even continued the denials after she got caught. Let’s see if she does some sincere activism after she gets out of the pokey.


9 posted on 01/11/2008 10:16:06 AM PST by kerryusama04 (http://www.kccog.org)
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To: Revski

Sorry, but she is famous, and publicity for prosecutors comes before justice.


10 posted on 01/11/2008 10:16:33 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Revski
She is going down because she lied about steroids and a check-fraud scheme.

Marion Jones Is Sentenced to 6 Months

"..But in October, Jones told the judge that she lied to a federal investigator in November 2003 when she denied using performance-enhancing drugs. She said she took steroids "several times before the Sydney Olympics and continued using it after."

She also admitted lying about her knowledge of the involvement of Tim Montgomery, the father of her son Monty, in a scheme to cash millions of dollars worth of stolen or forged checks. Montgomery and several others have been convicted in that scam. .."

11 posted on 01/11/2008 10:16:36 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: prion

Yep. I’m waiting for someone to post that pic. Heheh.


12 posted on 01/11/2008 10:17:05 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: dfwgator
She’s not going to jail because she used steroids, she’s going to jail because she perjured herself.

She still shouldn't go to jail. Just prohibit her from practicing law in Arkansas for a couple of years.

13 posted on 01/11/2008 10:19:30 AM PST by Tribune7 (Dems want to rob from the poor to give to the rich)
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To: Revski
Go here to see her excellent apology.
14 posted on 01/11/2008 10:20:07 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: weegee
I want to know why there are federal investigations into steroid use in baseball and no such review of steroid use/abuse in law enforcement.

You know whats funny?

How many folks I know in Law Enforcement have asked the same questions, and the myriad of answers they have gotten back is disturbing.

Everything from the Union says it will support it in return for some other concession, to the Union does want it, but the gov't says it to expensive (yet, it still tests for other drugs).

I also know some feds who want to see it implemented, and they have basically been told to shut up.

15 posted on 01/11/2008 10:28:15 AM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Tribune7
She still shouldn't go to jail. Just prohibit her from practicing law in Arkansas for a couple of years.

Check fraud for millions of dollars. I want you to be my judge and jury.

16 posted on 01/11/2008 10:28:25 AM PST by chopperman
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To: Revski
So, in your estimation, we should ignore what Marion Jones did because she confessed and we are all sinners??? No wonder this society is deteriorating before our very eyes.
17 posted on 01/11/2008 10:28:58 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: blam

Her confession shows humility I have never before witnessed. An admission of personal failure - delivered with remorse and grace.

In contrast - the posts attached to that video are disgraceful.


18 posted on 01/11/2008 10:29:43 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - man's surrender. Laughter - God's reward.)
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To: Revski
Leave Tony Romo Alone !!!!!
19 posted on 01/11/2008 10:30:59 AM PST by Dysart
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To: chopperman
Check fraud for millions of dollars.

Wasn't her but the father of her child. It looks like all they nailed her on was perjury.

Seriously, I don't have a problem with her six-month sentence, but it is nice to point out the irony that perjury in a far more serious matter by another famous person merely resulted in a fine and him losing his law license for five years.

20 posted on 01/11/2008 10:42:22 AM PST by Tribune7 (Dems want to rob from the poor to give to the rich)
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To: Revski

I don’t honestly care about steroids in baseball.

How about we randomly do urine and breath tests on our politicians, just like I have to do as a bus driver?

It might be the only way to get rid of Ted Kennedy—what I think of as being a sober character and Samuel Adams thought was a sober character are probably two different things!


21 posted on 01/11/2008 10:50:46 AM PST by yellow rubber ducky (One day I realized I am living in Bizarro world.)
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To: Revski

Are you serious?????

The people she really harmed are those with whom she competed. The second, third and fourth placers, who really would have won the medals legitimately AND would have garnered all the millions in endorsements she received!

Their lives were altered dramatically by her dishonesty. They worked hard for their sport and did not reap the rewards they deserved.

Six months is NOTHING for what she cheated them out of.


22 posted on 01/11/2008 11:02:34 AM PST by Joann37
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To: Soliton

Bus drivers operate heavy machinery. Congressmen just cast a vote as they are instructed to do by their lobbyists.


23 posted on 01/11/2008 11:15:02 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Sonny M

Here in Houston I think there there are at least 3 different police unions with different agendas. It isn’t that rare to hear “the police officer’s union” endorsing competing Democrats in a race.


24 posted on 01/11/2008 11:17:39 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Tribune7
Seriously, I don't have a problem with her six-month sentence, but it is nice to point out the irony that perjury in a far more serious matter by another famous person merely resulted in a fine and him losing his law license for five years.

That's a knee slapper. He has his law license BACK now and I think the Burglar's security clearance is BACK too. Just in time for a return to the White House...


25 posted on 01/11/2008 11:20:12 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: weegee

I really expected to see that photo of that girl crying on this post? You guys must be getting friday lazy....


26 posted on 01/11/2008 11:20:31 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Revski
My first reaction was "enough already"

My second and more accurate reaction was that she lied to Federal agents, and she deserved what we give the Martha Stewarts and all the rest.

Perhaps it is the only logical way to get people to tell the truth......At least I would hope so.

27 posted on 01/11/2008 11:25:15 AM PST by Cold Heat (Mitt....2008)
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To: Revski

Let’s make a deal - Marion Jones can avoid jail time if the MSM - particularly rightsholder NBC - serve her sentence for her for their star-******* approach and incessantly shoving American “heroes” (read: cheaters with hypodermics) down our throats.


28 posted on 01/11/2008 11:27:31 AM PST by relictele
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To: weegee
I think the Burglar's security clearance is BACK too.

Great point about that!!!

29 posted on 01/11/2008 11:34:18 AM PST by Tribune7 (Dems want to rob from the poor to give to the rich)
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To: Scythian
I really expected to see that photo of that girl crying on this post?


30 posted on 01/11/2008 11:37:40 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Scythian

I thought that was a guy. Sort of.


31 posted on 01/11/2008 11:42:14 AM PST by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: Joann37
The second, third and fourth placers, who really would have won the medals legitimately AND would have garnered all the millions in endorsements she received!

That's assuming that the second, third and fourth placers were not using steroids themselves. The use of steroids in athletics is so common now and so rarely detected, that any athlete ambitious about becoming world class will almost have to drug up to compete with the other drug users. This will be the case until they come up with a foolproof method of detection and mandatory testing for everyone.

32 posted on 01/11/2008 1:02:04 PM PST by Shade2
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To: dfwgator

She’s not going to jail because she used steroids, she’s going to jail because she perjured herself.


Clinton is not going to jail becauase he cheated with Monica but because he lied about it to a grand jury.

One set of laws for democraps and another for regular people.


33 posted on 01/11/2008 2:18:58 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: dfwgator

A person can go to jail for perjury?

What if that person is a defendant in a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit?


34 posted on 01/11/2008 4:14:37 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: relictele

I agree.


35 posted on 01/17/2008 9:36:04 AM PST by Revski
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To: relictele

Queue the sappy music for a Bryant Gumbel sob story.


36 posted on 01/17/2008 9:38:16 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: weegee
This is one of the reasons I cry in the video and I have removed the video because it did nothing. Mrs. Jones apparently is going to serve jail time.
Revski
37 posted on 01/17/2008 9:39:35 AM PST by Revski
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To: Petronski

Good or bad in my thinking I called it news.


38 posted on 01/17/2008 9:41:45 AM PST by Revski
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To: Eyes Unclouded
Yes it would.
Revski
39 posted on 01/17/2008 9:43:06 AM PST by Revski
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To: dfwgator
That is very true but I think she was doing what comes natural for us humans, to protect ourselves.
Revski
40 posted on 01/17/2008 9:45:34 AM PST by Revski
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To: stinkerpot65
Thats the way it is. Revski
41 posted on 01/17/2008 9:47:00 AM PST by Revski
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To: blam

Thank you for the link to her excellent apology and I forgive her but she will serve jail time for he deceptions.
Revski


42 posted on 01/17/2008 9:53:38 AM PST by Revski
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
You have a good point.
Thanks Revski
43 posted on 01/17/2008 9:55:41 AM PST by Revski
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To: Dysart
LOL LOL and Amen. Thanks Revski
44 posted on 01/17/2008 9:57:46 AM PST by Revski
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To: Joann37
You are right but some who commit murder are now walking the streets of America.
One in mind is OJ. Revski
45 posted on 01/17/2008 10:00:54 AM PST by Revski
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To: Cold Heat
I believe thats what I’m saying. Revski
46 posted on 01/17/2008 10:02:44 AM PST by Revski
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To: Scythian
Sorry I'm late.


47 posted on 01/17/2008 10:07:12 AM PST by Sloth (I feel real bad for deaf people, cause they have no way of knowing when microwave popcorn is done.)
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To: Revski

;-) Thanks for your service, Revski.


48 posted on 01/17/2008 10:53:14 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: Revski
Have mercy, for all have sinned, she has confessed to her wrong and now let it go

Ok...then let's just let all sinners...who confess go free.

49 posted on 01/17/2008 10:54:46 AM PST by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is blacker, than the devils riding boots.................)
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To: eleni121
Clinton is not going to jail becauase he cheated with Monica but because he lied about it to a grand jury. One set of laws for democraps and another for regular people.

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others...............

50 posted on 01/17/2008 10:57:41 AM PST by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is blacker, than the devils riding boots.................)
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