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Jury Finds Baseball Star Roger Clemens Not Guilty On All Counts
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Posted on 06/18/2012 1:56:01 PM PDT by navysealdad

A jury found baseball star Roger Clemens not guilty on six charges that he lied to Congress in 2008 about his use of performance enhancing drugs. Clemens was charged with lying to Congress about his use of performance enhancing drugs.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: carnival; donutwatch; massachusetts; nifongism; rogerclemens; scum; trialbymedia
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1 posted on 06/18/2012 1:56:10 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

Good


2 posted on 06/18/2012 1:57:37 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: navysealdad

Hasn’t been a good few weeks for Federal Prosecutors. It’s not as though Ive been rooting for them anyways.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 1:57:51 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (they all stink)
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To: navysealdad

May this be the start of an excellent week!


4 posted on 06/18/2012 1:58:30 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

What a waste of time and money.


5 posted on 06/18/2012 1:58:51 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Let’s hope it just gets worse and worse and worse, from here on in.


6 posted on 06/18/2012 1:59:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: navysealdad

LoL, pretty funny stuff. These guys must be seriously incompetent.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 1:59:56 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: navysealdad

Congress wasted it’s time....AGAIN!?!?


8 posted on 06/18/2012 2:00:36 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: navysealdad

Thank you for pissing away all that money on nothing!!!


9 posted on 06/18/2012 2:00:52 PM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: navysealdad

The only thing worse than spending money on this debacle was the verdict.


10 posted on 06/18/2012 2:01:32 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: arrogantsob
These guys must be seriously incompetent.

Because this was Sooooooo important to the security of this country.

Pathetic exhibit of government thuggery.

11 posted on 06/18/2012 2:02:14 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: freedomlover

GOOD!!!

I don’t care if he lied to Congress or anybody else
about what he put in his body.

This has been a trumped up charge and prosecution, to DISTRACT us from the fact that OBAMA IS STEALING OUR COUNTRY!!!!!


12 posted on 06/18/2012 2:02:19 PM PDT by noah (noah)
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To: navysealdad

So, if lying to Congress is a crime, when does the trial of Eric Holder start?


13 posted on 06/18/2012 2:02:38 PM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: navysealdad

14 posted on 06/18/2012 2:03:18 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: navysealdad

Congress lies to us everyday. Why should we care if someone lies to them?


15 posted on 06/18/2012 2:03:25 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: navysealdad

I view this as the jury saying “go get doing something useful” to the Feds. Frankly, I believe Clemons was guilty of perjury. on some counts. Not that I care. I really don’t.

Unfortunately, this probably means they are going to clean Zimmerman’s clock.


16 posted on 06/18/2012 2:04:22 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: navysealdad
There is no doubt that that roided-out douchebag cheat Clemens lied to congress, but I don't know why congress ever felt that it was their job to ask him those questions.
17 posted on 06/18/2012 2:05:08 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: carriage_hill

” Let’s hope it just gets worse and worse and worse, from here on in. “

And let’s hope that they get some competent prosecutors/litigators installed when the time comes for mass trials of the Obama cronies....


18 posted on 06/18/2012 2:05:11 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: navysealdad

Let Major League Baseball police its own mess. Congress has no business interfering in private affairs.


19 posted on 06/18/2012 2:05:51 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: navysealdad
This was another example of congress and the courts wasting the taxpayers money on issue that was best handled by the industry.

Now I wonder about all of them sportswriters that have said they will never vote for Roger to join the Hall of Fame .

20 posted on 06/18/2012 2:07:24 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Blue state sickness must not be rewarded)
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To: navysealdad

I am very upset with this verdict! I mean, how am I going to sleep tonight knowing that Clemons lied to Congress about something that Congress should have NEVER EVEN BEEN INVOLVED IN and then he got away with doing to Congress, what it does to us everyday? Oh let me start counting the sheep now so that I might have some peaceful slumber!

One.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

IDIOTS!


21 posted on 06/18/2012 2:08:11 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: navysealdad
Ok, I can stomach this.

Unlike that Brewer mvp outfielder what's-his-face. He did not ‘win’ the allegation against him, no matter what the 3 panel arbiters (bought activists) decided.

22 posted on 06/18/2012 2:08:11 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: navysealdad

Excellent! Another overeach of the Federal Government has been smacked down and rightly so.


23 posted on 06/18/2012 2:09:18 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: navysealdad

This should be good news for the value of my Roger Clemens rookie card.


24 posted on 06/18/2012 2:09:36 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: navysealdad
I can't stand Roger Clemens!

But only someone with his wealth would afford a top-notch defense attorney.

I saw a chart the defense put up with all the flights to different cities the government sent lawyers to investigate and take depositions.

I bet the government spent 50-75 million on this case alone.

25 posted on 06/18/2012 2:10:19 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: navysealdad
I neither know nor care about Clemens' issues with Congress.

The fact that this is "news" to the news media, is a laugh when the same dudes could care less that Eric Holder is and has and continues to "lie to Congress (and thus the people of the United States of America!)

26 posted on 06/18/2012 2:11:32 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: navysealdad

Erice Holder’s racist DOJ prosecuted Roger Clemmons to no avail. FU Eric Holder!! Clemmons lawyer bill must be half a million of so.


27 posted on 06/18/2012 2:12:16 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: navysealdad

Good.

I don’t really care if someone lies to a bunch of stinking liars who lie everytime they open their lying mouths.


28 posted on 06/18/2012 2:14:15 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: navysealdad

The lies were the charges.


29 posted on 06/18/2012 2:16:34 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: navysealdad

I am so glad!


30 posted on 06/18/2012 2:18:58 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: navysealdad
Cool. The Witch Hunter of Capital Hill is a LOSER.


31 posted on 06/18/2012 2:19:48 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: navysealdad; windcliff

Good verdict. He didn’t lie to congress. If anything it was a fROIDian slip.


32 posted on 06/18/2012 2:20:53 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: TexasCajun
I can't stand Roger Clemens!

When did you first meet him? How many times have you been to his house? You talk with him on the phone today?

I never meet him so I could not say "I can't stand him". What gripes me about this is that somewhere there is someone, one person, behind this laughable prosecution. What a joke. Going after a guy that throws a little ball around.

Clemens should get every penny back that he spent on his defense and the people that prosecuted him should have to reimburse the taxpayers for this absurd folly!

33 posted on 06/18/2012 2:21:09 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: navysealdad

Good. Lies are the currency of congress


34 posted on 06/18/2012 2:22:07 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: navysealdad

We have had four prominent prosecutions that were going on that were at best dubious and at worse prosecutorial misconduct. Clemens, Edwards, that guy who filmed his roommate having gay sex, and Zimmerman. Clemens and Edwards are free. That guy who filmed his roommate got a minimal punishment. We’ll see about Zimmerman.

In the case of the first three, being a jerk is not illegal. In the case of Zimmerman, there’s just not enough evidence to build a case.


35 posted on 06/18/2012 2:22:24 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: navysealdad; All

36 posted on 06/18/2012 2:26:42 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: navysealdad

Our country is under siege by a clown who won’t even provide a birth certificate to a court, using every evasive maneuver he can, and our idiot Congress chases this nonsense.

Welcome to the Titanic.


37 posted on 06/18/2012 2:26:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: navysealdad

39 posted on 06/18/2012 2:27:11 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: tflabo

Actually, baseball has a monoply exclusion and is under control of Congress. MLB would need to drop their exclusion and then they could do whatever they want


40 posted on 06/18/2012 2:27:22 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: ryan71
Congress wasted it’s time....?!?

and our money. Well it's not like they had anything important to do like pass a budget.

41 posted on 06/18/2012 2:28:36 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Our man in washington
In the case of Zimmerman, there’s just not enough evidence to build a case.

And most of the evidence that there is points to legitimate self defense against a drugged up thug. But don't worry...if the criminals prosecuting him can't get at him they're already busy building a case against his wife.

42 posted on 06/18/2012 2:28:36 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: navysealdad
I can't stand Roger Clemens!! But as much as I dislike the man, I wouldn't wish what the government did to him even on my worst enemy!

A long, winding road to get Clemens

Some 93 federal agents interviewed 179 individuals in 68 locations and produced 235 reports of their interviews to prepare for the Roger Clemens perjury trial.

43 posted on 06/18/2012 2:29:37 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Like him or not, this was a witch hunt.....and cost us millions.


44 posted on 06/18/2012 2:33:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: navysealdad

Ha ha ha! Booyaaa!

The entire Congressional “investigation” was so much horse flop, one of those distractions while they threw more turds in the punch bowl.


45 posted on 06/18/2012 2:34:12 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: TexasCajun

Do you think any one of them will be fired or demoted for incompetence?


46 posted on 06/18/2012 2:34:51 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: I Drive Too Fast

He “misremembered” as Clemens stated. A Clintonian word wouldn’t you say?


47 posted on 06/18/2012 2:35:47 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: navysealdad

Both Clements and Bonds were targeted by prosecutors out to make their names and due to their celebrity. It’s a denial of the spirit of equal protection. I don’t care for either player but they got jobbed.


48 posted on 06/18/2012 2:37:35 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: navysealdad

Now can Congress get to important stuff like putting Holder on trial?


49 posted on 06/18/2012 2:38:03 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: navysealdad

he sure must have pissed of some well-connected Mets fan.


50 posted on 06/18/2012 2:38:50 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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