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Lance Armstrong(Mr. Hopey Dopey Changie)
The current news | 10/22/12

Posted on 10/22/2012 4:08:28 PM PDT by DallasBiff

Poor Lance he had it all, 7 Tour de France wins, and the hero of cancer survivors, while he dumped his cancer stricken wife, he had it all.

But the lie was exposed and now his empire is crumbling on the the thin wood it was built on.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: lancearmstrong
JMO, kinda of like the current US President.
1 posted on 10/22/2012 4:08:29 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Hey, hey, my hero jock-felon is less sleezy than your hero jock- felon.


2 posted on 10/22/2012 4:12:22 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: DallasBiff

His wife had cancer?


3 posted on 10/22/2012 4:14:17 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: DallasBiff

Satan loves it when he is able to ruin lives and reputations. I have no idea what Mr. Armstrong’s beliefs are (or aren’t) but he’s been had. And now perhaps he realizes it.


4 posted on 10/22/2012 4:16:38 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Paradox
His wife had cancer?

Yep Sheryl Crow had breast cancer, when he dumped her.

5 posted on 10/22/2012 4:17:23 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: prairiebreeze
I have no idea what Mr. Armstrong’s beliefs are (or aren’t) but he’s been had

Mr. Armstrong has stated he is an atheist years ago on Larry King.

6 posted on 10/22/2012 4:22:22 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: prairiebreeze

I think it stinks. He won it seven years why didn’t test him for drugs. The race is rigged and worthless.


7 posted on 10/22/2012 4:24:19 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: DallasBiff

But if he hadn’t done the doping, he probably wouldn’t have had it all in the first place.


8 posted on 10/22/2012 4:24:28 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: DallasBiff

I thought they were only engaged, not that dumping was real manly that way either. Are you sure there wasn’t an actual wife with cancer. Gee, they all had cancer.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 4:29:26 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Big Horn

I think they did, and there is more to come out on this story...cover up, payoffs, etc have been hinted-at. Based on the leaks, it was a big conspiracy but time will tell.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 4:29:38 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: DallasBiff

And he dumped his first wife for Crow.


11 posted on 10/22/2012 4:33:00 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: DallasBiff
I pray for his salvation and that he may come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Here is a man who had it all: fame, fortune, status, prestige... everything this world has to offer. Now he is quickly losing it all because his wins were based upon doping and lies.

Please pray for him. People in his situation often take their own lives because they cannot cope with the loss (he has permanently lost EVERYTHING he has lived for, for a very large part of his life) and the shame = his reputation and everything he has presented himself as is now toast.

The Good News is that there is forgiveness, cleansing and salvation available to him in Christ. While he will never get back all that he has lost, he (along with the rest of us) can find salvation, forgiveness, hope and eternal life through placing his faith in Christ and accepting Him as his personal savior. I hope and pray one of his friends or family member who know the Lord will share this with him before it is too late.

12 posted on 10/22/2012 4:33:11 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Big Horn

If they can’t enforce the rules in less than a year, they need a better set of rules.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 4:35:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paradox

Yes his wife BEFORE Sheryl Crow was fighting cancer


14 posted on 10/22/2012 4:36:41 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: DallasBiff

I noticed they aren’t not awarding the TDF titles to anyone else. How could they? I bet at least the top-10 were enhancing to some degree.


15 posted on 10/22/2012 4:51:57 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: CatOwner

Did he ever fail any of the 400+ dope tests he took? I don’t think so, so fix the tests or get off his case.


16 posted on 10/22/2012 4:59:04 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Fai Mao
Yes his wife BEFORE Sheryl Crow was fighting cancer

Do you have a source for this?

17 posted on 10/22/2012 5:02:13 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: DallasBiff
Sheryl was never his wife. He and Sheryl had actually agreed that the relationship was over before she was diagnosed.

Hate on him for so vehemently denying the doping, but don't make stuff up.

18 posted on 10/22/2012 5:04:25 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: mortal19440

(s) Armstrong failed the Spanish Inquisition. (/s)

obligatory smart alec with money python picture etc.

The USADA should just have adopted waterboarding it would be more accurate.


19 posted on 10/22/2012 5:05:10 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

“The USADA should just have adopted waterboarding it would be more accurate.”

If the science isn’t good enough coerce some witnesses and get the desired result. If a Salem Witch survived the dunking without drowning they were considered guilty. You get the result you want innocent of guilty. The WADA director had a major hard on for Lance...what a travesty unless they go back and screen each stage winner from all of these races. If you look at the data for EPO in cancer patients it is a joke in many cases. I’m not really convinced that it is effective.


20 posted on 10/22/2012 5:13:39 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: CatOwner

According to one report 35 of the top 42 were doping.


21 posted on 10/22/2012 5:25:56 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DallasBiff; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Lance boy (a gay first name in my experience) still has the moolah, if he’s invested it wisely, even though he’s lost the best female singer ever since Barbra Streisand, or even since Ethel Merman herself. OK, OK, since Rosie and the Originals.

His ardent supporters, on the other hand, with their tired parroted single argument that “Lance was never caught” don’t seem to understand the fairly complex ideer that cheating is not about getting caught, but, sigh, about not getting caught. D’uh!


22 posted on 10/22/2012 5:26:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DallasBiff

From Wikipedia,for what it’s worth:

Armstrong met (his future wife)Kristin Richard in June 1997. They married on May 1, 1998 and had three children: Luke David, born October 1999, and twins Isabelle Rose and Grace Elisabeth, born November 2001. The pregnancy was possible through sperm Armstrong banked three years earlier, prior to chemotherapy and surgery.[41] The couple filed for divorce in September 2003. At Armstrong’s request, his children flew in for the Tour de France podium ceremony in 2005, where Luke helped his father hoist the trophy, while his daughters (in yellow dresses) held the stuffed lion mascot and bouquet of yellow flowers.

Armstrong began dating singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow in late 2003 and revealed their relationship in January 2004. The couple announced their engagement in September 2005 and their split in February 2006.

In December 2008, Armstrong announced that his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, was pregnant with his child. The couple started dating in July 2008 after meeting through Armstrong’s charity work. Although it was believed that Armstrong could no longer father children, after having undergone chemotherapy for testicular cancer, this child was conceived naturally.[42] The baby boy, Maxwell Edward Armstrong, was born in 2009 in Aspen, Colorado. Armstrong announced the birth via Twitter.[43] Armstrong has become a popular Twitter user, with precisely 3,385,486 followers on April 10, 2012. [44] In April 2010, Armstrong, using Twitter, announced that Anna Hansen was having his fifth child. Olivia Marie Armstrong was born in October 2010.[45]


23 posted on 10/22/2012 5:37:22 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: Fai Mao
Yes his wife BEFORE Sheryl Crow was fighting cancer

Doesn't look like it. Do you have a source?

By this point, we should just assume everybody in the race is taking some kind of performance enhancing drug -- because they almost certainly are.

24 posted on 10/22/2012 5:37:27 PM PDT by x
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To: Jmouse007
if Lance had just gotten up, stated that he wrongly used performance enhancing drugs, because he "cared" so much about winning, that he is sorry he ever did it, or forced his mates to do it, that in retrospect, he made a huge mistake....

Americans would understand.....

25 posted on 10/22/2012 5:41:18 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Big Horn
The fact that they did test him throughout his career shows one of two things. 1. He was clean and all of this was made up, or 2. The drug testing program isn't working.

Either one is bad for cycling it is equally bad for other sports, especially ones that have to compete agains the PRC.

26 posted on 10/22/2012 5:51:41 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: DallasBiff

Check out the new Tyler Hamilton book. He says that everyone doped and he goes into great detail on how they avoided testing positive. An excellent read.


27 posted on 10/22/2012 8:16:09 PM PDT by stratboy
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To: All

The Truth About Armstrong (The World According to Lance Armstrong - Four Corners 16-10-2012)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZXfQFSewU8


28 posted on 10/22/2012 9:09:08 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: bigbob

Yep, Lance’s assistant, one of many, stated how he would run circles around the testing crew so as to avoid them ‘till he was clean, also, the assistant found the drugs, Lance got caught up in his own ego, God hates hubris!


29 posted on 10/22/2012 10:07:16 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Paladin2
If they can’t enforce the rules in less than a year, they need a better set of rules.

They just need a better group of riders who will keep the rules. Invite back into the sport all of those forced out because they wouldn't dope.

30 posted on 10/23/2012 4:37:29 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: driftdiver
According to one report 35 of the top 42 were doping.

Yeh they were following LA's lead.

He was wearing the yellow jersey of the lead doper.

31 posted on 10/23/2012 4:48:53 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

No they weren’t following LAs lead. They might have been eating his dust though.


32 posted on 10/23/2012 4:56:56 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jmouse007

Exactly.


33 posted on 10/23/2012 2:13:36 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Paradox
I am a former bicycle road racer though obviously not at Armstrong's level and left the sport probably 10 years before he came on the scene when I blew out my right knee in 1984.

I still ride for recreation and do some coaching. I also have continued to follow the sport and the stories about his first wife and two kids were in the sports journals at the time. I lived in Austin while in graduate school and he lived about two miles from me when I was there.

However, I am not sure that he knew his wife had cancer when the divorce proceedings began so it might be one of those things like the myth of Newt Gingrich divorcing his wife when she was dying of cancer. That is true but not true at the same time

Nothing makes enemies like success and those who are less successful often time want to blame their lack of success on something other than their own inferiority. I do think it is somewhat unjust to strip him of the titles because I would bet real money that whoever he beat was doing the same thing. All the top teams did at that time. It is unfortunate because Armstrong's training methods revolutionized the sport in so many ways and are now standard practice.

People that do not follow cycling do not really realize how grueling the training regimen is. I spent 4 to 7 hours a day on a bicycle riding upwards of 500 miles a week for nearly 10 years. Every team and every rider looks for an edge and there are only three places to get that edge - Better training, better equipment and steroids. If you have the money the steroids are in some ways the easiest way to do that because the equipment is highly regulated and easily verifiable. When I say highly regulated I mean down to how far the brake levers can extend beyond the handlebar and the axle spacing of the rear wheel. Indeed if they are going to strip Armstrong of his titles for being one step ahead of the drug testers then they strip Greg Lemond and Eddy Merckxs of their titles as well since they were famous for using experimental equipment not yet approved by the UCI.

34 posted on 10/23/2012 4:05:13 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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