Shining: The Feel Good Movie of the Year
Via Slate, this is funny.
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Via Slate, this is funny.
I agree with Tyler Hamilton's lawyer. I don't really trust the athletes, but there do seem to be a lot of irregularities in these tests. And his point that the UCI (and WADA) leak info like sieves that later turn out to be Weasil Words (technically true, but framed to mislead) cause me to question the UCI.
Isn't this (scroll down) the kind of pressure that pushes people to doping?
Cyclingnews.com has a new story on the San Fransisco GP including Peskin's priceless response to SFC LLC recieving and adjusted invoice the day before the meeting.
"In the intervening year, the police department sent four invoices," Peskin replied. "If you get a Visa bill for $1,000 and you only owe $500, you make arrangements. You don't sit there for a year and not saying anything! The city law is really clear that they would get a reimbursement [for overpayment.]" The statement was unclear whether the new remaining balance for the 2004 race would be paid. "They still haven't fully paid for the 2004 race," said Peskin. "They have said that they will but I will believe it when I see it.
It was sad to hear that the San Fransisco GP won't happen next year. It was even more shocking to hear that SFC LLC owed over $80,000 to the city from the 2004 edition. However, as I read the latest article, article I was disturbed to read this graf:
Both San Francisco Cycling and Newsom's office told The San Francisco Chronicle that the company shouldn't be blamed for the delay in payment because the Department of Public Works only sent the final 2004 bill this month.
Race operations director Jerry Casale called misleading charges that San Francisco Cycling had failed to pay its 2004 bills, leveled by supervisors Daly and Aaron Peskin during the November 14 Audit and Oversight Committee meeting.
"We were faxed the final and adjusted SFPD bill for $89,924 for the first time on November 10, 2005, just one working day prior to that meeting," Casale told The Chronicle. All other city charges had been paid before we got our ISCOTT permit for the 2005 race. It wouldn't have been issued otherwise. And then they said we were late and purposely avoiding payment. That's simply not true."
Peskin, meanwhile, said the city is simply getting rid of "a bad actor that has repeatedly refused to pay its bills, or pay them on time."
Oh, the joy of business.
I voted for the monorail, but I can't say I feel sorry it died. Frankly, this is a good example of management excess. If you guys had been good and realistic this could have been built. I hope you are all happy. And I don't feel sorry for any of you.
Dude. Say it ain't so.
I can't help but wonder of a lack of basic logic skills is a requirement to be a talk show host.