BLOG: Barry Bonds…The Defense Rests

Following the Bonds trial has only confirmed my feeling that the federal government is to be feared.  The case against Barry Bonds appears to be so weak that the defense didn’t even see the need to call a witness.  Experts appearing on our show have been unanimous regarding the lack of evidence and have predicted that Bonds perhaps could be found guilty on count two but would not be surprised if he walks completely.

 

barry bonds BLOG: Barry Bonds...The Defense Rests

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No matter how you feel about Bonds; even if you think he juiced and lied about it ,this is simply wrong. This is still America and the presumption of innocence is one of the things that sets us apart from most of the world. This case has been tried in the court of public opinion and should not have been.  Our Constitution is a document envied by most of the world, just look at the lengths people will go to live free as evidenced by revolts in the middle east.   The Bonds investigation and trial is yet another example of  federal prosecutors targeting individuals instead of criminality. Seeking headlines over justice.

Bonds looks like he took PEDs and it even sounds like he is lying about it but if the evidence isn’t there, stop wasting our taxpayer money on this idiocy.  The government had no business in baseball in the first place.  You want to hold hearings and prosecute people how about starting with the guys from BP?  People died and lives were ruined.  At the end of the day does the conduct of Barry Bonds impact your life one way or another?   Last I looked we are still at war, the economy still sucks and the federal government may delay paychecks to combat soldiers and delay your tax refunds.  Is it possible if we stopped investigating Martha Stewart, Jamal Lewis and Barry Bonds to garner headlines we might have a few shekels left over to help with our bottomless national debt?

There is a great book that explains this problem far better than I ever could. It’s titled The Tyranny of Good Intentions and I think a must read for thinking Americans.  This sport of celebrity witch hunting really needs to stop because if people don’t speak out about injustice you never know who might be next.

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  1. RC Fillmore says:

    Don’t disagree with you but I am still troubled about letting perjury go unpunished if thats what happened here. It is quite suspicious that Bonds’ trainer was willing to go to jail twice to prevent testifying against Bonds. This is the same trainer who others have implicated as the guy who injected drugs for other players. It has to make you wonder whether he was given hush money. It is also suspicious that Bonds’ orthopaedic surgeon has recanted his prior recorded statement that implicated Bonds. The media soft peddled the steroid scandal even after it was exposed and continues to tout the tainted records by the cheaters. At least make the lawbreakers accountable if they commit perjury. Our House of Representatives impeached a President for lying under oath about sex in a civil proceeding. Bonds cashed in big time on his tainted achievements. He didn’t have to lie about after banking the big bucks. He will probably be found not guilty with the witnesses lack of cooperation.

    1. BRENT BARBOUR says:

      RC, Are you aware Clinton was found not guilty, even in the face of overwhelming evidence? Semen stains of the president were found on the interns dress. That is smoking gun evidence. You can not compare that to the Bonds case. Witnesses like Ting and even the former wife all have motives for telling different stories. There has not been one witness without questionable motives called by the prosecution, not one! Quite simply, the state has failed to prove beyond a reaonable doubt that Bonds did anything wrong. It is not what you know, it is what you can prove! and that aint happening here.

  2. Another Fallen Hero says:

    it sure is a shame that now all that everyone is going to remember about Barry Bonds is that he took steriods and his record is tainted….I agree that Baseball itself should have taken care of this problem and not the Government …but when you have people you look up to and they raise their right hand and promise to tell the truth and you know there lying it just Kills me ….what are we telling the younger athletes ….its OK as long as you dont get caught? is there any Integrity left ….has chasing Money and records become bigger than the game itself? Only time will tell

  3. Herman Glimsher says:

    IF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC REALLY CARED ABOUT ATHLETES TAKING PED’S, THEY WOULD STOP BUYING TICKETS TO GAMES AND STOP WATCHING THEM ON T.V. AND STOP PURCHASING THE PRODUCTS THEY ENDORSE.

    IN THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM, THE MARKET IS SUPPOSED TO DECIDE WHAT THEY LIKE AND DISLIKE AND VOTE WITH THEIR WALLETS………IT’S CLEAR THAT AMERICANS DO NOT CARE IF ATHLETES USE THESE SUBSTANCES………..THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THE SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT.

    IN ADDITION, THERE’S NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRO ATHLETE USING A PED AND A HOLLYWOOD ACTOR/ACTRESS UNDERGOING PLASTIC SURGERY TO ENHANCE THEIR LOOKS………………EITHER WAY, IT’S CHEATING THE AGING PROCESS…………ACTORS/ACTRESSES GET SURGICALLY ENHANCED TO LOOK YOUNGER OR SEXIER; TO GIVE THEM AN ADVANTAGE OVER THE COMPETITION SO THEY CAN WIN FILM AND T.V. ROLES………..THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT’S CHEATING!!!!!

    I DON’T SEE OUR POLITICIANS GOING AFTER HOLLYWOOD CELEBS AND THESE CELEBS ARE A MUCH GREATER INFLUENCE ON YOUNG PEOPLE THAN ANY OF THESE ATHLETES……………..AND, COMPLICATIONS FROM SURGERY ARE ALWAYS MUCH, MUCH, MORE RISKY TO ONE’S HEALTH THAN TAKING ANY OF THESE PED’S SO USING THE ARGUMENT THAT STEROIDS ARE UNSAFE IS B.S.!!!!!!!!!

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