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Bridge champ busted for doping … say, what?

March 8, 2019

More evidence that the world is continuing to get wackier and wackier…

Flashback: Last year, during the the 2018 Olympics, a  husband & wife mixed doubles curling team from  Russia was stripped of their bronze medals when he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

You read that right: In the brute of all brute sports … CURLING!

For details. see our prior post Russia’s very bad week continues …

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The draconian action by the Olympic Committee struck me as a bit puritanical overkill.

But, it may have been outdone by the the World Bridge Federation…

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First, they’ll have to (bleep) in a bottle …

June 7, 2011

If Floridians want welfare, they’ve got to ditch drug use.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last week  that would require welfare recipients to take a mandatory drug test. 

Applicants for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program who test positive for illicit substances won’t be eligible for the funds for a year, or until they undergo treatment.

Those who fail a second time would be banned from receiving the funds for three years.

The logic: It will make sure taxpayers aren’t subsidizing drug use. 

The legislation instantly came under a barrage of criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union and several of the Sunshine State’s Democrats.

Their shout-outs: “unfair”, “invasion of privacy, “unconstitutional”. 

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Great debate on the topic on one of the news talk shows:

Person A: We don’t want to subsidize drug use.

Person B: You got no right to tell me how to spend my money.

Person A; It isn’t YOUR money.

Person B: Yes it is !

Person A: Many employers require drug-testing

Person B: Welfare ain’t no job.

That debate pretty well sums up the issue …

Source article: Daily News