Imagine -- Chris Christie's selfie of an investigation...cleared him (note:linking to a tweet because the actual story includes audio/video...if you want to see/hear link from there).
Reminds me of nothing so much as Richard Nixon's pathetic attempt to release Watergate tape "transcripts," that turned out to be so sanitized you could have eaten off them. A far cry from the real Dick Nixon -- if you're ever bored, check out an actual tape. Wow -- and not in an awed way.
Well, first, this isn't really my issue, but I'm technically "on vacation" (taking a few days off to "celebrate" birthday number, um, 49...yikes...and to do much needed stuff around the house); anyway, while this isn't really my issue, it's hypocrisy in all its glory.
If anyone honestly thinks college athletes are "amateur students," can I interest you in some soon-to-be-drained Florida swampland? And a bridge to get you there? College athletics is big business, it's always been big business -- and there's no reason to not openly pay those very talented athletes who make it a big business...unless you want to cut out ALL money and really see who's in it "for the love of the alma mater and/or the game."
No, I didn't think so.
Besides, the whole concept of amateurism was and is a sham, originally to ensure only select participation, i.e., those people who didn't need to, you know, make an actual living. So, let's grow up, accept reality, and if somehow it does negatively affect the institution...then the institution needs to be affected.
First, the idea that contraception is abortion is...bullshit. Second, the idea that women would receive "free" contraception under the ACA regulations is...bullshit. Insurance, even under ACA guidelines (with the exception of Medicaid, which wingnut governors are rejecting anyway); anyway, insurance requires people to pay a premium, which isn't tribute. It's part of a contract...and contracts cut both ways.
Besides, Viagra and other boner pills have been covered by insurance since...pretty much since they hit the market. And please don't tell me it's strictly a matter of enabling conception. That's bullshit too.