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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:56 AM

Do You Hate Lance Armstrong?

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Reply Do You Hate Lance Armstrong? (Original post)
Britethorn Jan 2013 OP
defacto7 Jan 2013 #1
ErikJ Jan 2013 #2
MotherPetrie Jan 2013 #4
MichaelHarris Jan 2013 #3
jb5150 Jan 2013 #5
Why Syzygy Jan 2013 #6
keithmkr59255us Jan 2013 #31
graham4anything Jan 2013 #7
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #18
tblue Jan 2013 #8
Boomerproud Jan 2013 #37
ashling Jan 2013 #9
MADem Jan 2013 #10
barbiegeek Jan 2013 #19
MADem Jan 2013 #22
barbiegeek Jan 2013 #35
MADem Jan 2013 #36
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #11
avebury Jan 2013 #25
freshwest Jan 2013 #39
Uben Jan 2013 #12
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madlefty Jan 2013 #13
madlefty Jan 2013 #14
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #15
KurtNYC Jan 2013 #16
plethoro Jan 2013 #17
Iggo Jan 2013 #20
2naSalit Jan 2013 #21
butterfly77 Jan 2013 #23
RebelOne Jan 2013 #24
Flashmann Jan 2013 #26
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #27
longship Jan 2013 #28
tularetom Jan 2013 #29
butterfly77 Jan 2013 #38
upaloopa Jan 2013 #30
customerserviceguy Jan 2013 #32
marble falls Jan 2013 #33
bowens43 Jan 2013 #34
Wernothelpless Jan 2013 #40

Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:03 AM

1. no.

Why? People make shit decisions all the time, even long lasting ones. He'll get what he gets from it, good or bad.

Hate?

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:04 AM

2. He did save a lot of lives though

with his Live Strong organization. Being a cancer victim himself maybe that was his original intent. Even if he had to cheat.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:15 AM

4. Good point.

 

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:06 AM

3. Who?

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:18 AM

5. Dissapointed...yes

Hate....no

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:42 AM

6. Pretty much...

But that is because he used his public platform to support GW. Now we know. All that extra oxygen in the blood, one would think he could think more clearly.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:07 AM

7. It's a stupid question.On the View,good question-Did Lance get cancer from steroids?

 

and Lance to me is like a terrorist or the lowest of cowards
Hiding behind children and women.
His charity was like a front for his crimes.
The mafia is more humane than he is.

And his dumping of Sheryl Crow shortly after she developed breast cancer, well, that showed that there is no bigger asshole (let alone he cheated on her and all that too).

Hate?
How could anyone love or hate someone no one knew at all.

Like a paid assasssin he was.
Cold
calculated
rich

Lance was the 1% who stole from the 99%.
At least Bernie Madoff had a heart and was loyal to his spouse.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:36 AM

18. That form of cancer is a high risk side effect of several types of steroids.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:15 AM

8. Nope.

I'm really really not emotional about the whole controversy. He's getting punished plenty already. I honestly do not care.

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Response to tblue (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:37 PM

37. That's my answer as well.

If I never hear about it again I won't care. Let him go his way and I'll go mine.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:52 AM

9. I don't have enough energy to devote to consideration of him

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:32 AM

10. I want him to pay back the USPS for the money he stole from them under false pretenses. Every last

dime.

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Response to MADem (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:08 PM

19. what did he do to the post office?

did they make a stamp or something?

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Response to barbiegeek (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:10 PM

22. They sponsored his team, the ones that cheated. They gave him thirty mil.

He's "offered" to give back five of it. What brass! Fuck him! Send him to jail, take every last dime, and give that money back to the USPS. With interest, if he's got the dough.

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Response to MADem (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:31 PM

35. OMG- i didn't know that. Thanks for info

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Response to barbiegeek (Reply #35)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:00 PM

36. A bit over 30 mil, actually---details here...

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:18 AM

11. I have better things to do with my time

than to hold a grudge with somebody who I don't even know personally.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:15 PM

25. Agreed!

There are just more important things to worry about. I do think, however, that he should have to pay back all of the money to the USPS.

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Response to avebury (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:10 PM

39. +1 and +1. The USPS needs our support.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:01 AM

12. I don't know him

How can you hate someone you do not know? I certainly think he is a cheater and I have no respect for him at all. I do think he should be stripped of all the money he earned while cheating, and I think he should remain banned forever from the sport. He should be made an example of for his dishonesty. He can whine all he wants, but he is a cheater, not a winner. Cheaters can never be winners....ever! His mom used to have a home here in this small Texas community, but I never met her...that I know of.

So, my dear Lance, take your medicine, stop the whining, and beg for forgiveness from the American people for representing yourself as a legitimate athlete when you were nothing more than a cheating scumbag. I don't hate him, but I would not want him in my house. If you'll cheat, you'll steal, and I DO not like thieves.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:01 AM

13.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:05 AM

14. There has to be more important news other than a bicycle race.........

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:20 AM

15. No...

but I am rather disappointed that he did what did. And then lied and lied and lied about it.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:30 AM

16. I have never seen the Tour de France or any other bicycle race

so I how could I possibly care who wins. All the doping accusations and denials put Armstrong in the news and now that he has admitted cheating there is nothing left for him except the lawsuits and infamy.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:51 AM

17. I never cared for him and thought he was drugging

 

from the very first accusation. But I like him marginally better than Oprah.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:08 PM

20. No.

I hate ESPN.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:54 PM

21. Hate? Really?

That just feeds the civic batsh*t crazy mindset of the sports cabal... for starters. One might consider that he was not the only doper on the tour or any other race, it's the norm. This is about the same as pointing a finger at our government and picking one individual and saying that they got into office by taking contributions from corporate entities.

So he had a plan that worked for him, it isn't like he was competing against non-dopers in all those races for heaven's sake. And he did something worthwhile with his notoriety, he founded "Livestrong" ...a very worthy cause that has helped countless people.

I am not calling him out for doping and covering it up, as he's not alone there. What I lament more is that our society requires inhumane physical abilities in our sports entertainment while people like him make it their life, and that when they are found to be not in keeping with our puritan ideologies we publicly skewer them to ruination. When someone does succeed within the confines of our puritan expectations, nobody seems to notice. And whenever I did watch the tour, I was rooting for him.

2na.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:30 PM

23. No.

I don't give a damn. The same people who are shouting the loudest about how outraged they are were jumping all over his bandwagon.

I wonder what cheating and lying they are doing right now. In the scheme of things this not the most important thing to focus on in my book.

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Response to butterfly77 (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:00 PM

24. Ditto. I just do not give a damn either. n/t

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:19 PM

26. Do You Hate Lance Armstrong?

No....Not at all.....I never gave two shits about him one way or another,in his hey day...Still don't.....

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:22 PM

27. Why should I hate the scapegoat...

Lance isn't the problem. The problem is the culture that he was in. Lots of dopers, they should try to get more of them, but they won't. It's funny that the people trying to get Lance relied on the word of admitted dopers. The outrage shouldn't be did he dope. But what kind of system supported his doping.

Also how does this square with the legalization of most drugs? If this was legal how big a deal would it be? I think it's unhealthy so I would't advise anyone to do it. But, if they do it they shouldn't be demonized. Change the culture and there will be less doping.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:26 PM

28. He's an unmitigated liar and a cheat.

He has no morals. He should surrender every penny he's earned by his dishonesty.

But, no. I do not hate him. He is too pathetic for that.

However, he's well worthy of malignment and should suffer the scourge of being cast into celebrity oblivion. After the Oprah deal his publicist should call him and say, "I'm sorry, Lance. Nobody wants you any longer. And, no. There are no book deals prospects either."

The best thing for this scum is oblivion from the public sphere where people won't even acknowledge him.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:35 PM

29. Hate isn't an emotion I spend a lot of energy on

There are too many other things I'd rather spend my time thinking about.

However, contempt isn't too strong a word for what I feel when I hear his name.

I thought the guy was a phony years before he was ever accused of doping.

I thought he was a creep when he dumped Sheryl Crow.

I thought he was an asshole when he sued the USADA and threatened defamation suits against people who accused him of doping.

And I'm afraid his current confession tour is being done to promote a future book or movie project.

What I want is for him to just go the fuck away and not ever have to hear his name ever again.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:57 PM

38. Exactly...

especially this: "I'm afraid his current confession is being done to promote a future book or movie project".

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:45 PM

30. No don't care for bicycle races either

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:12 PM

32. I hate myself

for letting him trick me into becoming interested in a marginal sport that had me fascinated just because he could beat the French at it, on their own turf.

I guess I feel like the guy who finally figured out that "pro" wrestling was fake.

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:31 PM

33. In a word, "No."

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:12 AM

34. No. I really think of anything less important or less relevant then some sports guy doing drugs.

seriously , why would anyone care?

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Response to Britethorn (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:00 PM

40. I'm with George ...

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