My name is Patrick M McCormick and I have created this blog as a platform for my political views as well as those of select contributors.

I believe that American Politicians have lost sight of their goal: To uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of the people of the United States. They argue and bicker on the floor of their respective houses, positioning themselves for the next election, while they accomplish very little business for the citizens of this country.

Meanwhile our economy is sliding downward. Millions of our precious jobs have have been exported overseas. Our social safety net and other public services are being cut. Our middle class is rapidly disappearing and the numbers of citizens existing below the poverty line is increasing dramatically.

I plan to examine the causes of these terrible changes to our American way of life. Your comments will help us all arrive at some important conclusions.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Fishy Tale

Cheating scandal at U.S. Open rocks bass-fishing community

By: Pete Thomas,

A professional angler found to have stuffed lead sinkers down the throats of fish he submitted for weigh-ins during a prestigious bass-fishing tournament has been banned for life from that and other competitions in a scandal that has rocked the tight-knit and passionate bass-fishing community.

Mike Hart, a successful Southern California pro whose career earnings total more than $200,000, was accused of cheating in this manner during the recent $100,000 U.S. Open held at sprawling Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border. An official with the Western Outdoor News bass tour said Hart confessed after he was caught virtually red-handed.


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  2. I've been fishing most of my life and I know that fishermen are liars... no doubt about it. The fish in your story is always larger than the fish in real life. The one that got away is always larger than the one that you just caught and you should have been here yesterday are part of every fisherman's vocabulary. However, cheating during a professional event is another kind of story. What was Mike Hart thinking about... he should have known that he would attract suspicion when his fish could no longer swim and were trying to walk on the bottom of his live well.


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