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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Go Get Em!

Professional athletes who try to pad their million-dollar paychecks with paid autograph signings won't be welcome in Rhode Island under a bill approved by a Senate committee. Senator Roger Badeau introduced the measure. He says he's fed up with athletes charging upwards of 100 dollars for an autograph at large-scale autograph signing events. Badeau's bill would ban professional athletes, entertainers or promoters from charging a fee for an autograph to a child under age 16. They would be fined 100 dollars for each violation. The Democrat says he got the idea after seeing Red Sox players getting paid for autographs at an event in Providence after their World Series victory. I suppose the bill for all those steroids is taxing these "poor" athletes. Some revealing numbers. Tiger Woods charges $750.00. Michael Jordan $1,000. The claim that children seeking autographs sell them on eBay. In some cases this is probably true, for the adults. However, this is simply exploiting children to pad the bank accounts of these egocentric prima donnas.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"liberally conservative"?? quite a misnomer. "hatefully conservative" is more like it.

4/27/2006 07:06:00 PM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

Does my honesty fog your thinking?

4/27/2006 11:22:00 PM  

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