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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CHEATSTRONG and Prosper? Not On My Watch...

Lance Armstrong: AKA Fraudzilla...
Any lawyer will tell you, it's tough to convict someone based strictly on co-conspirator testimony.  They'll also probably tell you, that when it comes to dealing with powerful, seemingly omnipotent, career criminals, that co-conspirator and/or accomplice testimony is usually the only kind you're going to be able to get your hands on.  Someone lower on the food chain, flipping on someone higher, simply to get themselves out of hot water.  It comes off as desperate and selfish, but in my opinion, that doesn't make it any less true.  What it comes down to, what you as a "juror" need to decide, is not are they credible, but are they believable.  Are they telling the truth?  That, my friends, is what we've come to in the saga that is, Lance Armstrong.  And to be honest, if you're still buying the LIVESTRONG hype after all you've seen and heard, then I'm afraid you may be the one that only has one nut left.  Rolling around upstairs, that is...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Red Sox Update: And Out Comes The Choi Boy...

I don't know what to tell ya, man. I don't speak Japanese...
So as expected, it didn't take too long for me to regain some inspiration.  A quick trip to NYC, a few intriguing stories shuffling through the news cycle, and there it is.  I'm ready to go.  My interest has been piqued.  Consider me, returned to form.  Just like Dice K Matsuzaka.  Let's just be thankful that "returned to form" for me is actually entertaining and informative, while "returned to form" for that over hyped FUPA shaker is so uncomfortably disastrous that it makes even the most reasonable and moral Sox fan consider making amazingly off color and insensitive tsunami jokes...

I know, right?  But yes, he's that frustrating to watch.  Even for someone like me who's set my expectations for the enigmatic hurler extremely low.  Now, that doesn't make what I said acceptable to do, (which is why I covered my bases by simply mentioning it as a potential yet unacceptable outlet for angst) but it also doesn't mean it's not what 95% of you were thinking, either.  But that's enough about all of that.  Besides, if people are really looking for a reason to call me an insensitive bastard, they'll get one later on when I fulfill a promise I made the week before the Masters.  Yeah, you'll see...

So get ready, friends, cuz I know I am.  And strap in for yet another typically inspired edition of Rooch Nation.  IT's what you've come to expect, and who am I to disappoint.  So get your read on friends, and enjoy...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Inspiration for the Nation...

That looks like one tasty beverage...
Well, it doesn't happen often, but that being the case, I almost welcome it with open arms.  And I'm not talking about the chance to jump on the "Danny Ainge is the reason the Celtics are losing" bandwagon, either.  Though it seems the aftermath of the Kendrick Perkins trade has filled that thing up like it's 2007.  No, what I'm talking about, the "it" that I'm referring to, is a lack of inspiration...

See, I made a pact with myself and my readers some years back, saying that just because I was "supposed" to post something during a given time period, that wouldn't mean I necessarily would.  In essence, if nothing was particularly newsworthy to me that week, or nothing really inspired me to sit down and write, then I just wouldn't write. Hey, I set my own deadlines, so I figure why the Hell not, right?  Why write about things, or even the "state of things", when they don't pique my interest?  I don't want to have to "search" for things to write about, I want them to find me.  Thankfully, that happens far more often than not, just based purely on the subject matter I cover, and the passion I have for it, but this week, I guess it just wasn't in the cards...

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Red Sox Update: You Can Call Him "Little Sammy"...

The Sox are hot again, the Hoodie continues to mystify the "draft experts", and I'm not sure if you heard, but a certain terrorist was brought to justice.  All that and a mutant actor that survives strictly on goat meat and steroids.  Get your read on pimps, and enjoy...


Osama Bin Laden- Family Guy
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Mission Accomplished...

When I first heard the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed, and learned of way in which his body was disposed, one name immediately began to dominate all of my thoughts.  That name, was Oliver Stone.  And no, I'm not here to promote some sort of conspiracy.  I believe bin Laden is dead, and I believe he was killed by the US Navy Seals within the past 72 hours.  I just also happen to believe both of the following statements, too:

1) The US Government enjoys promoting conspiracy theories about itself

AND

2) They're about as efficient at gathering and producing even the most basic forensic evidence when it comes to high profile killings as the LA Clippers are at grooming lottery picks...

I mean, who's runnin' things over there? Mark Fuhrman?!  OK, I get that it's an uber sensitive matter with a lot of ins, outs, what have yous, and global ramifications, but come on!  To shadily slide the body into some Sea halfway around the world under the cover of nightfall and then rage a debate over whether or not to show the photos of his corpse?  After 10 years of hunting for him?!? You're just asking for conspiracy theories at that point.  Combined all that with the fact that the guy had been living in a mansion for 5+ years next to a military establishment in a country that receives billions in US aid, and the JFK style movie basically writes itself...