Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Global warming?

This is the way I lean on this issue. Keep in mind that global warming and air pollution are two separate issues.


Friday, March 7, 2008


Okay, you tell me what's wrong with this picture.

Sentenced to 6 months in jail for lying about using steroids: Marion Jones.

"Jones, who has been stripped of the three gold and two bronze medals she won at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation for lying to federal investigators about her use of performance-enhancing drugs and about a check-fraud scheme that involved her former partner - Tim Montgomery." - AFP

And then there's this guy who has all but admitted to LYING UNDER OATH: Kwame Kilpatrick, yet still sitting as Mayor of Detroit.
"And here is what the people should reasonably be able to conclude from the records made public after the high court ruling: Kilpatrick lied under oath during a trial about his relationship with Christine Beatty, then his chief of staff, and their plans to fire a police officer whose investigation was getting close to their affair." - Detroit Free Press

Don't these two cases, when compared, seem as though there is something wrong with our system? A young woman makes a bad choice about something that effects her own body and gets 6 months in jail for it and is stripped of her medals. And Mayor Kilpatrick gets...nothing. No punishment. He lied under oath! He's a frigging MAYOR! He's still wearing his 'medal.'

You can't even play the race card here; they're both African American but I guess if you are a political figure the rules change.

As for the issue of personal integrity, they both stink in my opinion. They both have a part of the world looking at and looking up to them. They are both individuals with a dream. It's just a shame that their determination to live their dreams has clouded their judgment and diminished their personal integrity.

But back to my point, if a person can be sentenced to 6 months in prison for lying about taking steroids, doesn't it seem a given that a mayor who lies under oath would lose his job and also be sentenced to punishment?

Maybe I just have a skewed sense of justice.