Not again! Several weeks ago I wrote about Arnold Schwarzenegger and his 15 year old love child secret. Now it’s Lance Armstrong‘s turn to make the tabloids regarding his 7 years of lying, cheating and deceiving the public about not only using performance-enhancing drugs, but encouraging other riders to use banned substances as well, and threatening to replace teammates who did not juice up. Justice came in the form of Armstrong being banned from professional racing and being stripped of his seven Tour de France medals in addition to losing all his major sponsors. Armstrong was the inspiration to millions of cancer patients, and raised over $80 million for cancer research during his career through Livestrong, an organization Armstrong founded. He stepped down as chairman of Livestrong which donors feel was founded on fraud. I am sure he has toppled off his pedestal in the eyes of all his fans and supporters.
Not to take the limelight away from this slimy athlete, O.J. Simpson just popped in the headlines offering to sell the knife he used to murder his wife, Nicole Brown and her friend, Ron Goldman, for $5 million cash to be deposited in an offshore account, as reported in the NY Post. Simpson’s televised antics from driving his white SUV all over Los Angeles to trying to get the famous glove on his hand had a viewing audience of millions.
Are we that gullible and willing to listen to lies of the rich and famous until the truth smacks us in the face? Because the American public has a memory as long as their thumb, the people who have embarrassed themselves and their families, and in some cases did irreversible harm to others, write books, get publicity and make millions. Some continue with their lives as if nothing happened. Shame on them for not having a conscience.
The thing that really boggles my mind is the fact that these people are masters at lying, yet stupid not to realize that the truth comes out eventually. President Bill (I did not have sexual relations with that woman) Clinton swore under oath that he was telling the truth. Senator John (perfect hair-do) Edwards denied paternity of his “precious love child, Quinn,” while his wife, Elizabeth, was dying of cancer. Lance (What am I on? I’m on my bike, busting my ass six hours a day. What are you on?) Armstrong even did commercials touting his drug-free life. One of my favorite lies was from former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), who tweeted pictures of himself in his undies, and then denied that he did it. The ex-congressman had his spokesman lie for him, saying that Weiner’s Twitter account had been hacked. Oh, give me a break!
Do the people who buy the “tell-all” books really think they are reading the truth? And, after all is said and done, who really cares what these people have to say? Once a liar, always a liar!