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I’m a dope fiend: Lance
’fesses in Oprah sit-down

New York Post*, by Dan Mangan & Chuck Bennett

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/15/2013 5:22:12 AM

Lance Armstrong cemented his place in the pantheon of history’s most notorious liars yesterday, when he finally admitted to doping his way to seven Tour de France titles. The disgraced cycling superstar came clean about his years-long campaign of deception in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that was taped yesterday and will air Thursday night, sources said. Armstrong’s long-overdue confession came three months after he was stripped of his treasured Tour titles and banned from cycling for life by anti-doping officials, who refused to cave in to his vicious demonization of anyone who suggested he took performance enhancers.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/15/2013 6:21:05 AM     (No. 9117087)

Oh well, he could always go to work in the next Clinton administration. He´d fit right in.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 1/15/2013 6:28:20 AM     (No. 9117093)

If you would have told me 35 years ago that something like this could be a big story I would have laughed myself into a straight jacket.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 1/15/2013 6:52:01 AM     (No. 9117114)

Please Oprah, invite Barack on and get him to confess he´s a Marxist. No eye will be dry as he proclaims his faith in the Worker´s Revolution and Socialist Internationale.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/15/2013 6:54:42 AM     (No. 9117118)

I´m up to here with both of them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/15/2013 6:57:53 AM     (No. 9117122)

Two pathetic publicity hounds discussing a pathetic problem. Agreed, #2.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 1/15/2013 7:28:40 AM     (No. 9117146)

It would be much more interesting if Lance´s ex-girlfriend, Sheryl Crow, would admit to using more than two squares of toilet paper to, well, you know.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rustycfc, 1/15/2013 7:50:21 AM     (No. 9117183)

willy shakespier said it nicely, much ado about nothing

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Reply 8 - Posted by: toodles3956, 1/15/2013 7:51:25 AM     (No. 9117184)

I´m sure everyone else was doping too so that put them all on the same playing field. To me, he still won.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Judith, 1/15/2013 8:00:52 AM     (No. 9117199)

I just can´t stand either of these people. However, I would be interested to know how oprah turns this conversation to talk about herself. She always does and if someone could tell me how she takes a story about a white male drug abuser, bike race winner, to be all about her, I´d like to know. Not enough to watch it though.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mrduc, 1/15/2013 8:09:34 AM     (No. 9117222)

#6 thanks for the bellylaugh to start my day. It must be so comforting for ´one-sheet Sheryl´ as she is known in our house, to know that all across America, we think of her when we, well, you know....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/15/2013 8:19:06 AM     (No. 9117237)

It´s not "much ado about nothing" if you consider the money the postal service paid over the years to sponsor this cheating team, which was contractually prohibited from using unapproved substances. Floyd Landis´s whistleblower suit may be joined by the US Justice Department. The deadline is Thursday, when Oprah airs. The whistleblower suit is aimed at clawing back that sponsorship money, plus at least one British paper is suing for the return of their libel settlement with Armstrong. Turns out he wasn´t libeled after all.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/15/2013 8:24:59 AM     (No. 9117248)

He was quite the vicious liar, wasn´t he? Hope those who´ve been wronged by him can get back a little. I´m still disappointed though that Oprah is back to doing interviews.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Donna M, 1/15/2013 8:27:42 AM     (No. 9117256)

1) Why does anyone care?
2) Why is he doing the confessional thing when he could leave the US, renounce citizenship and move to comfortable places which either do not have or don´t enforce extradition with the US, such as the Philippines, Croatia (may be too close to France), Cape Verde (ditto) or Argentina? He also would not be bothered in Bhutan.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cdunnrun, 1/15/2013 8:38:47 AM     (No. 9117284)

"All this pain just to ride a bike."

That is freakin´ flat out comedy gold! LOL!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/15/2013 8:42:38 AM     (No. 9117292)

I never bought into the WWLD bracelet. I have another set of heroes that re not involved in any of this stuff.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/15/2013 8:52:30 AM     (No. 9117311)

Just shut-up, Lance. Way too much information, OK?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/15/2013 8:54:29 AM     (No. 9117315)

I had no dog in this fight, but those who defended Armstrong and attacked his critics on this site for so long were wrong.They should acknowledge that.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 1/15/2013 9:00:24 AM     (No. 9117327)

I really hoped that Lance was going to tell Oprah that he had never used anything illegal, and that he just got tired of fighting.

But now that he has ´´confessed´´ -- complete with mandatory tears -- to Oprah, I´m sure NØbama will find a space for him in his 2nd term. Being a liar, cheat, and skumbag are pretty much requirements to serving in the NØbama administration after all...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/15/2013 9:34:15 AM     (No. 9117401)

Somehow, my ´Give a Hoot in Hades´ meter isn´t budging.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Aegedius, 1/15/2013 9:34:32 AM     (No. 9117403)

Seriously, folks. Enough of this already. Can we get back to talking about the Kardashians? I hear one of them had corn flakes for breakfast this morning.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: melman, 1/15/2013 9:35:51 AM     (No. 9117406)

I had never bought into this whole Lance Armstrong thing either, he made it much too troublesome to ride a Bicycle with all the thousands of dollars just to buy a bicycle and then all the clothing etc, etc, etc.. I could never understand how anyone could be comfortable with such a small saddle to rest ones rear on.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Avogadra, 1/15/2013 9:41:57 AM     (No. 9117418)

Oh no! Oh no! I´ll never watch the Tour de France again!

Wait...I never watched it in the first place. Never mind.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: olcap, 1/15/2013 10:02:19 AM     (No. 9117466)

Extremely hard to believe there´s STILL gullible people here attempting to whitewash it by saying he is still the winner because "everyone else was doing it", just forget about his bold face lying. Incredible!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: montanabound, 1/15/2013 10:10:34 AM     (No. 9117485)

We call her Share-a-roll Crow. I probably got that name from an L-dotter.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Flipper3, 1/15/2013 10:59:12 AM     (No. 9117584)

Oprah is so 15 minutes ago, and so is Lance Armstrong.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: tulunk, 1/15/2013 11:27:47 AM     (No. 9117660)

Maybe Oprah can organize a mass righteousness confessional rally. Pro athletes in baseball, football and tennis, Olympians, etc could all fess up that they, too, take performance-enhancing drugs. Nancy P, Hilary, Boehner could admit to Bo-tox binging, models and movie stars admit to plastic surgeries to appear younger and more bee-yootiful, Obama , bubba Clinton to serial lying. Hey, so many possibilities, so little time......

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Roberto 22, 1/15/2013 12:02:32 PM     (No. 9117766)

I can´t even find Oprah´s channel...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 1/15/2013 12:13:02 PM     (No. 9117783)

I disagree that this does not matter. It does.

This guy dishonored not only himself, but American sportsmanship. He´s a liar and a cheat. All those awards and flag waving. Brought to you by a drug user.

I am SO sick of people and their drugs, recreational, in sports, otherwise. Weak minded and cowardly. Kids looked up to this jerk and his raw determination, now to find out it was just because he was stoked up on drugs.

He didn´t have the guts or the courage to put it out there with his own body like many others didn´t. He cheated those other people out of awards and honors and accomplishments, and he blemished America in the process.

That´s not important? I think its damned important. Good lesson for our kids too.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 1/15/2013 12:21:17 PM     (No. 9117799)

Lance Armstrong,criminals and all wrongdoers seem to confess their wrongs(after denying same vehemently until they´re caught Red Handed)saying: "I´ve made some poor/bad choices and I´m sorry for them." Then they are forgiven and bygones are bygones, so to speak?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/15/2013 12:22:29 PM     (No. 9117801)

What #28 said...some still contend that the drugs he took were an integral part of cancer treatment, even in the face of Armstrong´s own admissions...guess DSK was set up too....

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Reply 31 - Posted by: readitfirst, 1/15/2013 12:30:34 PM     (No. 9117818)

This man is confessing as the prelude to being a whistleblower. It´s all to buffer the punishment he so rightly deserves but is too much a coward to accept. Feel sorry for his children who now have to grow up with this shadow of shame. What a hero! /s

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Geelabeela828, 1/15/2013 12:46:33 PM     (No. 9117858)

Lance and Oprah: two desperate, pompous people using each other to hang on to relevance.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 1/15/2013 12:49:39 PM     (No. 9117865)

So now he wants forgiveness after he´s made millions. Hey Lance, want forgiveness? Give all your money to charity.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: goodbyedems, 1/15/2013 1:05:23 PM     (No. 9117901)

The whole world.....one BIG fat lie. With TV leading the parade. Any other media format closely behind. So basically, just turn it all off, tune it all out and believe in yourself. But test this first by looking in the mirror.

As for the magnitude of the lie, I suggest we use the Al Gore Global warming as a benchmark.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/15/2013 1:22:24 PM     (No. 9117947)

Perhaps the biggest sporting fraud ever.

His net worth is/was over $125 Million. If the whistle blower/Qui Tam case goes forward, he could be on the hook for almost $100 Million.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: Skyliner, 1/15/2013 1:22:59 PM     (No. 9117949)

Enquiring minds wanna know…

How many Obamabucks crossed the hand of Lance to make Oprah relevant, one more time?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: suejeanne, 1/15/2013 2:06:03 PM     (No. 9118047)

#21 - maybe that´s why they always have their buttskies up in the air - they can´t really sit on that thing - always looked dreadfully uncomfortable to me, slightly masochistic even

This Lance Armstrong case makes me think of Tiger Woods, too and how it is so ridiculous to put so much stock in these people who do not deserve it - I remember hearing it on the radio on the way over to my Mom´s about Tiger´s car accident - wanting to break it to Mom before she turned on the news because I knew how upset she would be - we were so worried!



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Reply 38 - Posted by: On fire, 1/15/2013 5:43:57 PM     (No. 9118566)

This small man destroyed other peoples lives, reputations & careers. Go away, mr. Armstrong.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: franq, 1/15/2013 6:15:14 PM     (No. 9118617)

#27 gets it. Laissez Bon Temps Roule!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: beveyscool1, 1/15/2013 6:42:52 PM     (No. 9118678)

His family must be sooooo proud.....

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Reply 41 - Posted by: ArtieC, 1/15/2013 6:49:02 PM     (No. 9118690)

Ok. I´ll try this once more.
to wit: I tried real hard not to care about this but now that Oprah is involved I feel I just have to. /sarcasm.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Penney, 1/15/2013 6:52:53 PM     (No. 9118706)

This con artist got caught yet he still has no shame, no remorse over his lies & betrayals of trust, -only regret at FINALLY getting caught. Sadly, he remains a candidate for repeating simular, ´performances,´ and so will likely continue recycling his imaginative deceits. ...With those, ´credentials,´ perhaps he will become just another dem party candidate? 0prah sure know how to pick ´em, eh?!! s/

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Reply 43 - Posted by: garyhope, 1/15/2013 8:44:39 PM     (No. 9118864)

I´m never, EVER going to shake hands with Sheryl Crow again. No thank you.

Thanks #6.


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Reply 44 - Posted by: Talega, 1/15/2013 10:58:37 PM     (No. 9119028)

It just breaks my heart that LA grew up in Plano, settled in Austin, and flew across the finish line with the TX flag in tow. There´s a message in there somewhere.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: anonymous, 1/15/2013 11:12:16 PM     (No. 9119054)

Why is Lance doing this via Oprah? It trivializes the whole thing and turns it into a marketing exercise. He should simply issue a statement and an apology. Oprah is exploiting this

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Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC talk show is facing cancellation amid poor ratings, sources exclusively tell Confidenti@l.Farrow, 28 — the opinionated, blue-eyed son of actress Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra (even Farrow’s not sure which) — has been a disaster for MSNBC. The channel took the frequent cable-show guest and handed him his own program, “Ronan Farrow Daily,” which premiered in late February.The theory was that Farrow, a Rhodes scholar who graduated college when he was 15 and went on to score degrees from Yale and Oxford, would bring his 245,000 Twitter followers with him to television

College Football Unionization
Decision Opens a Can of Worms

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Reason Magazine, by S.M. Oliva    Original Article
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A National Labor Relations Board official has given the green light to Northwestern University football players to form a union. The March 26 decision by the NLRB´s Chicago regional director, Peter Sung Ohr, held that scholarship football players are "employees" for purposes of federal labor law. Ohr rejected the longstanding view of Northwestern and the National Collegiate Athletic Association that players are "student-athletes" rather than employees. While Ohr´s decision is hardly the final word on this issue, it does accelerate the legal and political battle against the NCAA and its century-old amateurism rules. Is Football Academic? Kain Colter played quarterback at

Pelosi gets Pope Francis-blessed
rosary from Obama

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Dave Boyer    Original Article
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, criticized last year by a Vatican official for her support of abortion, received a rosary Tuesday from President Obama that was blessed by Pope Francis. Mrs. Pelosi told reporters of the president’s gift after having lunch with Mr. Obama at the White House. The president met with the pope last week at the Vatican. “I was happy to receive a rosary blessed by Pope Francis,” she said. “It means a great deal to me.” Last year, a Vatican official in Rome said that Mrs. Pelosi should be denied communion. “This is a person who obstinately,

U.S. to require rear cameras
in all vehicles by 2018

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Detroit News, by David Shepardson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/31/2014 2:49:26 PM     Post Reply
Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday finalized long-delayed rules that will require automakers to install back-up cameras in all vehicles by May 2018. The new rules set rear visibility standards that automakers will initially be able to meet only by installing cameras. At the same time, major automakers said Monday they are petitioning the Obama administration to let them end the use of side view mirrors if they install cameras that could perform the same task — a move that could improve fuel efficiency. (Snip) “We are committed to protecting the most vulnerable victims of backover

Report: Obama Admin Released
Tens of Thousands of Illegal
Immigrant Criminals

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
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President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security caught then released 68,000 aliens who had previously been convicted of a crime, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies shows. The report, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its late Sunday evening release, reviews internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) metrics to conclude that the Obama administration released 35 percent—or 68,000—convicted criminal aliens back into the U.S. general population when they could have been deported. (Snip) In response to these findings from CIS that follow up on his office’s report last week, Sessions said immigration law in America has essentially ceased to

A cup of Earl Grey ´as good as statins´
at fighting heart disease, study finds

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Telegraph [UK], by Alice Philipson    Original Article
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Drinking Earl Grey tea could help guard against heart disease, it has emerged, after a study found that bergamot extract--a key ingredient in the hot drink--is just as effective as statins at controlling cholesterol. Scientists believe bergamot, a fragrant Mediterranean citrus fruit which gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavour, can significantly lower cholesterol. They say it contains enzymes known as HMGF (hydroxy methyl glutaryl flavonones) which can attack proteins in the body known to cause heart disease. The study found bergamot could even be as effective as statins, used to control cholesterol but which can have side effects in

Historians claim to have
recovered Holy Grail

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New York Post, by Bob Fredericks    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/31/2014 6:30:59 PM     Post Reply
Spanish historians say they have discovered what Monty Python could not – the Holy Grail, the legendary cup Jesus supposedly drank from at the Last Supper. The Spaniards – Margarita Torres and José Ortega del Río – believe the 2,000-year-old vessel is in a church in León in northern Spain. The pair spent three years studying the history of the chalice and last week published a book, “The Kings of the Grail,” making their case. The onyx chalice, they explained, was concealed within another antique vessel known as the Chalice of Doña Urruca, which is located in León’s basilica of

Study: Obama and the Democrats Disrupted
the Whole Healthcare Industry for Just
Two Million Uninsured

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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/31/2014 8:29:22 PM     Post Reply
A RAND study pours buckets of cold water on the Obama administration’s claims that it has nearly reached 7 million sign-ups for Obamacare. The whole point of Obamacare, supposedly, was to insure the uninsured and bend the cost curve down. Those who had insurance were supposed to be able to keep it. Families were supposed to start saving about $2500 a year. If you believed the Obama administration. Reality, according to RAND‘s study, is that the Obama administration’s 7 million figure is deceptive. Supposing 7 million have actually signed up and paid their first premium — which is not a given,


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