Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cheat Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is now an admitted liar and cheat. According to the transcript of his recent interview:
Oprah Winfrey: Did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance?
Lance Armstrong: "Yes."
Was one of those banned substances EPO?
Did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance?
Did you ever use any other banned substances such as testosterone, cortisone or Human Growth Hormone?
In all seven of your Tour de France victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope?

Lance Armstrong also defiantly bullied honest people who got in his way. He repeatedly sued, suborned & manipulated. He perverted the legal system.

This is a person without decency. He's surprised his sponsors dismissed him, but America's too lenient. He's a professional thief - an admitted swindler. He's been promoted as a hero when he's a fraud. Armstrong personally stole over US$200 million (link) while his marketing partners traded on his fraud and pocketed billions.

It's tough to find any positive lesson in this cesspit. Lance enjoyed more than a decade of fame & fortune that someone else deserved. Put him in a prison cell with Bernie Madoff, both me-me symbols of corruption and heroic belligerent selfishness.

Lance Armstrong's repeat actions over many years shame his family and his community. Those who wore his yellow bracelet, or purchased products he endorsed, are fiendishly betrayed. He brazenly deluded himself, the State of Texas and his nation. He should be shunned as scum.