Day 114: Post-Hearing FreeLance Balco Update

We wish we had access to an internet connection that allowed us to post pictures, as that would make these posts more cute looking. But we also wish we had unlimited supplies of beautiful and Mountain Fresh scented recently laundered clothes on this trip because then we would be more cute looking. And we don't always get what we wish for.

The court hearing for Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada (with Hearst lawyer Jonathan Donnellan) happened on Friday. In sum, the law is bad and not in their favor as lowly journalists. The judge, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White, said a lot of things that sounded really expected during the two hour session about how they have a "compelling argument" but are "swimming upstream" against the law, unless the new bill to protect journalists passes in Congress anytime soon. But let's be honest about the makeup of our Congress right now, people. Yay US Government!

This Judge White will rule in the next few weeks. If he does not let them off, they will appeal and then some other judge will decide if they are going to jail for up to 18 months in a hearing in January. Meanwhile, Barry will continue to hit balls that people can sell for 220,000 dollars, and Floyd Landis will continue to assert that he, like all other professional athletes, would never do drugs and is actually just really misunderstood.

Read an article on the hearing here. In this particular article about the hearing, we want you to take note of this killer phrase of Lance Williams': "I am an optimistic person." And we don't think he was being sarcastic. Furthermore, if you live in the SF Bay Area, we hear you might have seen news footage of Little Tony wandering outside the courthouse (we hear Mother was in tow) looking lost.

Thanks for all the nice emails on the issue, people. I particularly liked the ones that had no text at all in them save their raging subject line: "WHAT THE F HAPPENED TO LANCE?!!!!"

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