Transplant Athlete
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
  Ride Boldly Ride - Anyone...Anyone...

Our sports figures are doping, cheating, and getting rich doing it. Is it any wonder a parent draws a .357 Magnum at a football game to get his kid a bit more playing time? Now, I'm all for the right to bear arms, but I think there's a time and place for them; for instance, if three men kill the old man who raised you, you might want to be packin', although a knife will do in a pinch...If you have to chase three men down a dark alley into a church, you might want to be packin'...And finally, if you need to rescue a man who is being held until he gives up his water rights, you might want to be packin'. BUT, A pee-wee football game in Philly with 2 dozen kids under the age of 7 running around, you don't need to be packin' heat.

Its apparently not much safer in politics... As election day approaches, the negative ads are shocking and prolific. Here in Virginia, We've got a Republican Incumbent who used a racial slur at a rally and allegedly as a Senator used his official power to intervene on behalf of a company for which he had stock options. He also made money on stock options which he failed to disclose as part of his senate financial disclosure. Is there anybody to look up to anymore? Don't say "Captains of Industry", because Jeff Skilling got sentenced this week... My friend Richie puts the blame on the breakdown of family and community in America and a lack of accountability that pervades our society. I tend to agree with him.

As for election day, I, a registered Republican, will be voting for Jim Webb for the US Senate. Mostly I want to send a message to Bush that he screwed up the gulf coast by putting an incompetent poseur in charge of FEMA, but I also want to send a message that Bush should bring our boys home (My cousin Joe is in Iraq).

I don't know what the answer is, so I'll get off my soapbox and back on my bike and as Ghandi said, be the change I wish to see in the world.

P.S. Don't forget to check out my calendar to see how my training is progressing.


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I've gone through kidney failure twice. The first time in 2000, my mother donated a kidney; and again in 2008, I'm on dialysis waiting for a breakthrough in immuno-suppression medicines before seeking a new kidney.

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