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'They Have No Business Doing It'

J$P Audio! What right does Congress have to investigate baseball?



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From Brian & the Judge, February 13 2008




Scott
WOW, what a great clip. If the Judge is correct that Congress is violating the Constitution than why is no one in front of the SCOTUS? Could it be because of Baseballs special exemption against competition given to them by the government?
February 13, 2008, 2:23:25 PM EST – Like – Reply


Scott
That clown waxman should be brought up on abuse of power's charge's by the Republican member's. All have now seen before their eye's the HATRED of the LEFT for anything AMERICAN and those that they dispise because, in waxman's case, he couldn't tee up a golf ball without having someone do it for him. DISGUSTING!
February 13, 2008, 2:45:22 PM EST – Like – Reply


steve
i agree with the Judge in principle, but I wish they had brought up the anti-trust exemption since that seems to be the only legal basis for congress to have any oversight over baseball.
February 13, 2008, 2:50:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
They did bring that up elsewhere in the program. The Judge felt there should be no exemption for baseball.
February 13, 2008, 3:03:23 PM EST – Like – Reply


Scott
But, that's what I stated, the special exemption given to Baseball, above in my first post. Is that why Congress is involved? Thus, no one going SCOTUS to stop Congress. Waxman has showen all the American version of Napoleon. A little man with power, hating those that have more talent, are richer, bigger and ACTUALLY do good thing's for theiur fellow human's. How much money and public service did Napoleon Waxman give and do last year? If the idiot's want to shoot stuff in their body so be it. We are smart enough to figure out the juiced one's and the clean one's. Antoher LIB stunt to try to control our behavior and another stepp towards the goal of a "People's Democratic State."
February 13, 2008, 3:13:19 PM EST – Like – Reply


steve
oh okay, too bad I missed that part on my ride to work. Brian's argument that things changed for the better after congress intervened was pretty weak. While he may be right in this case (now that drug testing is in place) it's a slippery slope to say that congress should be intervening in matters beyond their authority just because they can "make them better"
February 13, 2008, 3:22:02 PM EST – Like – Reply


steve
on second thought, i'd rather have congress wasting their time on entertaining show trials like this than passing useless bills and waste more of our money. at least it gave me something to watch this morning.
February 13, 2008, 5:47:56 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ira
Steve: To only partially change the subject. Congress being involved in such matters as steroids, NFL video taping teenage smoking and internet gambling have always been John McCain's forte.
 
IOW, John McCain is a big government Republican.
February 13, 2008, 8:08:24 PM EST – Like – Reply


BobAnthony
As far as I'm concerned, there's some bigger fish to fry for Congress--but the way they are behaving--including one of my Reps The RINO Chris Shays--their brains are fried!
February 14, 2008, 6:57:50 AM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
We're paying these clowns in congress to debate baseball ethics. I could care less whether they juice up- hell, I prefer they do, makes for better games!
 
This is almost as bad as when our elected tax-wasting officials spent an entire day deciding whether to condemn the "general betray-us" ad. Effing idiots.
February 14, 2008, 7:11:53 AM EST – Like – Reply


steve
Ira: no argument with you there. although I don't think it matters who the president is, no one's gonna get in the way of a bunch of congress critters and their 10 minutes on national tv questioning a pitching legend about his bloddy pants.
February 14, 2008, 11:24:34 AM EST – Like – Reply


Josh Narins
These drugs they are taking, they are all illegal, right? I mean, there are a few legit uses for HGH, which require a prescription, and the steroids are even more restricted than that.
 
The baseball players taking them are criminals, which makes it a law enforcement matter. The executive should be doing it.
 
I believe the commerce clause, well, we live in one big economy now, which suggests Congress has the right to regulate every economic transaction, I meant to say I think it has gone pretty far, maybe too far, but the NATIONAL baseball league is obviously interstate commerce.
February 15, 2008, 12:57:16 PM EST – Like – Reply