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Monday, March 21, 2005

'Roid Rage

This farce of a steroid movement by our politcal jackasses is such a killer. I mean, aside from the obvious waste of time and money that a Federal investigation into a private matter entails, it's also scarily invading our privacy. If the Feds have the rights to Sammy Sosa's urine -- why? just because they demanded it, dammit! -- what's to stop them from coming after yours?

Most provoking line from this article by Matt Welch (you have to sign up to read it) out of ReasonOnline is:

Among the items successfully subpoenaed by the committee were "the names, disciplinary action taken and reason for suspension for all drug-related violations since 1990." An estimated half of all the nation's workplaces conduct drug tests, producing approximately 50 million urine samples.

Not only did Congress assert its right to see the names of those disciplined under tests that were conducted under the condition of confidentiality, committee members also loudly encouraged baseball to share that data with the FBI.

These political jackasses have no time to go after the criminals who have illegally appropriated my desktop and now have access to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of data, analysis and monetary info -- not to mention the private materials on my computer. I can think of hundreds of more important issues that should be prosecuted than whether or not someone in the private sector is juicing himself up (let baseball and the public take care of this -- we most assuredly would): From tossing cigarette butts on the street (hey, it's rightly illegal to litter for crying out loud) to, oh, I don't know, say the cronyism running rampant within and outside the bounds of so-called legal campaign finance laws. But this latest spyware infection has just got me more up in arms (in case you didn't notice) about this privacy invasion than I was already.

Look, our mission is to change this system (which is, to be sure, the best system on the plant -- but not good enough) and evict those wasting our time and money on fruitless and aimless and private matters. Let's get on it.


Blogger matt said...

Hi Cody! This link is registration-free....

3/21/2005 06:33:00 PM  
Blogger Cody Willard said...

Thanks, man!

3/22/2005 09:11:00 AM  

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