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Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now
New York Times ^ | 1/10/2018 | Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Posted on 01/10/2018 7:19:40 AM PST by simpson96

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To: Celerity

“”””””I have to suck it up everytime OJ Simpson comes up in conversation - because he did not kill her. Courts and jury adjourned.””””””

Of course OJ killed the two people. No doubt about it.

He was not found innocent, he was found not guilty. Major difference.

I been on juries before. Some of the most ignorant people I have ever met. One in particular, a cardiologist, said he had experience with law enforcement techniques because he once had his bicycle stolen out of his garage.


21 posted on 01/10/2018 7:58:18 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: Magnum44

22 posted on 01/10/2018 7:59:27 AM PST by ichabod1 (People don't want to believe it be what it be but it is.)
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To: simpson96

50 will get you 100 that this marriage won’t go past a year.


23 posted on 01/10/2018 8:00:04 AM PST by Signalman
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To: simpson96

She and her husband would spend hours hunting together, just as she used to do with her beloved father — Mr. Price with a muzzleloader and Ms. Harding with a bow and arrow because she wanted “to give the animal a 50-50 chance to make it interesting and fair” (and also because felons aren’t technically supposed to possess guns in Washington State).

...

I find it amusing when the truth is divulged.


24 posted on 01/10/2018 8:06:03 AM PST by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: simpson96

Now they can knee cap anyone who gets in their way..together.
Awe..


25 posted on 01/10/2018 8:08:00 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)
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To: Signalman

I think this marriage has already gone about 7 years. Her previous two marriages lasted about a year.


26 posted on 01/10/2018 8:11:52 AM PST by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yeah, USOC put a lot of effort into keeping Harding out, including putting in a lot of weird “anti-poverty” rules for qualifying tournaments like no homemade costumes. Admittedly Harding’s life even before the kneecapping was pure Jerry Springer, psycho mom, abusive ex-husband, and more and more. And getting that story on TV for the usual “human interest” crap would have been... unsightly. But she was a great skater and they probably should have found a better way to “contain” her story rather than weakening the team to keep her out.


27 posted on 01/10/2018 8:13:04 AM PST by discostu (let's do another bad one, cause I like it when the blood drains from Dave's face.)
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To: simpson96

Better than Gillooly, I guess. .


28 posted on 01/10/2018 8:14:49 AM PST by gundog (Hail to the Chief, bitches.)
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To: ichabod1

Oh my!


29 posted on 01/10/2018 8:15:53 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Moonman62

It’s ridic if they don’t allow you touch a gun but you can traipse around with a crossbow all day. Them things are scary.


30 posted on 01/10/2018 8:18:42 AM PST by ichabod1 (People don't want to believe it be what it be but it is.)
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To: shelterguy; NorthMountain; Az Joe

You’re all missing my point.

It doesn’t matter what we think. The courts ruled. We follow the courts in a world of laws.

I don’t think he’s innocent. But the courts do and if I ignore them, then I’m ignoring rule of law. I hate it when people do that crap.

Even in the transgender thing.. I call lots of these idiots by their original name and gender pronoun. But I know that Isabella Bennett from Steampowered Giraffe is a woman named Isabella because the courts declared so.

The rule of law was followed. I can’t ask for anymore. If anyone of us don’t like it, there is a process we can all do that takes our contention up the ladder to Congress and the Supreme Court.

America is great that way.


31 posted on 01/10/2018 8:21:48 AM PST by Celerity
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To: ClearCase_guy

Harding always gave off that “trailer trash vibe” and always will. Heck, she’s still hanging out in bars. She had the perfect chance to turn her story into a rags to riches but didn’t.

Kerrigan was smarter and played her role (not too convincingly but well enough) as little miss sweet and innocent which got her fame as a skating princess.


32 posted on 01/10/2018 8:32:18 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: bgill

Then the drunk-driving chick from Ukraine beat them both.


33 posted on 01/10/2018 8:33:20 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: rlmorel
The woman conspired to assault someone

You might consider the possibility you are wrong about this.

34 posted on 01/10/2018 8:35:05 AM PST by Tom in SFCA
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But the Olympics are a sleazy business. Kerrigan was not really a great skater. But she was pretty and telegenic. Harding was a very good skater, but gave off a poor white trash vibe and so she wasn’t going to be a TV star and she wasn’t going to get a medal. Because the Olympics are about selling stuff. Kerrigan was saleable.

She could get together with Monica Lewinsky and do some kind of a The Princess and the Pauper thing.

Or, maybe not.

35 posted on 01/10/2018 8:42:00 AM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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For me, the whole thing high-lighted the beauty pageant aspect of figure skating.

If someone runs 400m faster than someone else, then they win. Not much debate about it.
If someone lifts more kg than someone else, then they win. Not much debate about it.

Skating? Sure, skill is involved. But the judges give the medals to the people they like. Trailer trash don’t get medals. Sweet and innocent gets the medals.

Figure skating is an athletic endeavor in which prizes are awarded in a highly subjective manner.


36 posted on 01/10/2018 8:42:22 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)
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To: Celerity
It doesn’t matter what we think. The courts ruled.

Yes, they did. The court found him liable for her wrongful death, and entered a $33 million judgment against him.

But I know that Isabella Bennett from Steampowered Giraffe is a woman named Isabella because the courts declared so.

Some things are outside the jurisdiction of the courts. Biology is one of them. Bruce Jenner is a mutilated man. No court has the authority or power to declare him otherwise.

37 posted on 01/10/2018 8:42:54 AM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: Tom in SFCA

I have. I don’t buy into the hagiography. But I’ll keep it in mind.


38 posted on 01/10/2018 8:46:52 AM PST by rlmorel (Leftists: American Liberty is the egg that requires breaking to make their Utopian omelette.)
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To: Tom in SFCA

By the way, I did not mean that to sound snarky, but in re-reading it, it did. Didn’t mean that if it came across that way.

I have actually considered it, and I think her part in it was damning enough for me.


39 posted on 01/10/2018 8:52:38 AM PST by rlmorel (Leftists: American Liberty is the egg that requires breaking to make their Utopian omelette.)
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To: Celerity

Courts do not cause past events to be true or false. They merely express an opinion on what they believe to be true or false. There are consequences to their declarations, but changing history isn’t one of them.


40 posted on 01/10/2018 8:52:59 AM PST by BykrBayb (Lung cancer free since 11/9/07. Colon cancer free since 7/7/15. Obama free since 1/20/17. PTL ~ Þ)
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