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Democrats Renew Brand Self-Destruction Process

Goddamn, it didn't take these fuckers long to remind me of why, though I just voted for them, I generally expect to be disappointed.

NY Representative Charles B. Rangell, Democrat, who is "poised to become chairman of the Ways and Means Committee", recently stated:
"Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?"

What a dumbass.


Floyd Landis 'What's Fair Is Clear' Presentation to Highlight LNDD Mistakes and Flawed Science

Arnie Baker, M.D. to Present Key Scientific Arguments Supporting Tour de France Winner's Innocence

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Arnie Baker, M.D., will tonight advance 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis's scientific defense against the alleged failed doping test of July 20, 2006. Dr. Baker, medical and scientific advisor to the Landis defense team, will highlight mistakes and poor quality science by the Laboratoire National de Depistage du Dopage (LNDD). The new presentation, "Floyd Landis: What's Fair is Clear," will take place at 5:30 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ as part of the El Tour de Tucson Expo.

Since its introduction on October 12, the Landis Wiki Defense has set a new paradigm for athlete transparency in doping cases. Dr. Baker's presentation will outline the most egregious elements of the LNDD's failures to conduct best practice or acceptable quality testing procedures and analysis, as well as violations of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules and policies. Arguments will include:

  -- Best practice and WADA positivity criteria were not met
  -- There were significant LNDD lab errors
  -- The sample analyzed was contaminated
  -- LNDD's testing procedures are unreliable and illogical

Arnie Baker, M.D. said, "I have spent the past two months examining the official lab package with Floyd's results and developed a fact-based review of the ways the LNDD conducted, analyzed and reported the test. I was astonished by the lack of quality of the documents and of the lab analysis itself." Floyd Landis said, "I ask cyclists, cycling fans and anyone who is interested in fair treatment and due process to please watch this web cast and download Dr. Baker's presentation. Any fair minded individual who reviews the facts will see that what's fair is clear: the sanctions against me should be overturned immediately." Dr. Baker's new slide show will be available for download online on Monday, November 20 at http://www.floydlandis.com/ .

Source: Floyd Landis

CONTACT: Michael Henson for Floyd Landis, +1-917-902-0767

Web site: http://www.floydlandis.com/


On Floyd Landis' Failed Tactics and Strategies

It's so sad to watch Floyd Landis try to recover from the failures of his own team's tactics and strategies for responding to the accusations of doping during the Tour de France.  By team, I don't necessarily mean his sponsor but his own legal support and whoever came together on his behalf.

You trusted weak tacticians, Floyd, and you'll pay for the rest of your life.  You'll always be treated like shit by the press and public and your legal advisers, who've managed to find the perfect way to drag this out without clearing you, will all go on with their well paid careers.

Check out this new AP article which says nothing new and focuses on Landis saying the lab must have made an error and sadly revealing that he doesn't have a fucking clue as to how to deal with this situation:

"I have to rely on my lawyers and the scientists, because I am a bicycle racer," Landis said. "That's all I know. I have to wait until the scientists can prove it. I hope that everybody will try to keep an open mind."

Sorry, buddy, but you failed to attack the lab at the beginning and encouraged[!] the same lab to test the second sample, meaning that all samples taken from Landis on the day in question at the Tour de France have now been contaminated.  There's very little hope of ever turning this around.

Now Landis is stuck in that hell of misleading journalistic accounts.  If you go back and read about the ongoing questions regarding French antidoping labs, you'll find that they've been under question even by independent scientific investigators, especially when studying the ongoing failed attempts to criminalize Lance Armstrong.  Yet, Jerome Pugmire of the AP writes:

Although the Chatenay-Malabry lab is accredited by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency, Landis believes it got his test results wrong.

Pugmire makes absolutely no adknowlegement of the serious questions raised regarding this investigation illustrating that the popular accounts of Floyd Landis' final days as a professional cyclist will forever be portrayed by journalists who don't know what they're talking about and won't do adequate background research, relying instead on certain formalistic writing devices [on the one hand, on the other, he said, she said] that pass for journalistic fairness.

Sorry, Floyd, but you're fucked.

For some interesting thoughts from a writer that does not presume Floyd's innocence but is also quite aware of all the possibilities that have not been fully discussed in the MSM, check the archives of Free Floyd Landis.