I’m not especially a fan. He’s never been a particularly congenial personality and anyway he is now way too closely associated with the sinister New York Yankees to be anything other than a baseball villain for me. However, all allegiances of recreational pastimes go out the window when the vile creeps of the state come along and start trying to destroy people’s lives.
He lied to Congress, they say. Well what the hell was Congress doing sticking its stinky, dirty brown nose into the private affairs of baseball players and their employers? What Roger Clemens, or I, or anybody else, puts in our bodies is none – and I mean absolutely ZERO – business of Congress or any other body of any other state. It was subpoenaing him to testify before Congress that was the real crime, in the first place. Where the hell do these big pant-loads get off, anyway? Mind your own bloody business you parasites!
But, of course, the subpoenaing wasn’t a mere infraction of Clemens, and the other players’, liberty and privacy. It was a deliberate act of entrapment. They drag these players in front of Congress knowing full well that the temptation to lie – which is to say, protect their privacy from the prying snoops of Congress – is so great that the Congressional creeps can create a pretext to take down players whom the creeps want to punish for things they can’t prove (and which are none of their business, anyway). And then, when they believe the player does lie, as Congress deliberately set him up to do, they come down with all their holier-than-thou pretentious crap about perjury in front of Congress. It’s a textbook sting operation. Nicely done, you creepy dirt-bags. Happily, though, at least yesterday, there was a jury of honest people not prepared to stand for it.
I like to think it was an act of jury nullification, though, I suspect probably not. But, as long as the jury recognized that Clemens was being set-up by a repugnant and vindictive federal state, I take some solace in the outcome.
Personally, I hope that Clemens did take steroids, because that would mean that he did lie to Congress – and well he should. And the hell with them! Lying to Congress is some unspeakable and heinous crime? These creeps who deceive, abuse and financially rape and enslave the people of the United States as a matter of daily course shan’t be lied to? Like hell. The comeuppance they got yesterday is hardly a faint glimmer of what they deserve. But that doesn’t prevent me from enjoying it.
Roger Clemens is free, today. And that makes it a good day for liberty.