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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Quote of the Day

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts
I want to think, all the walks I want to take,
all the books I want to read, and
all the friends I want to see.



John Burroughs

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quote of the Day

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to
get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen
these days is to go about repeating the very
phrases which our founding fathers used
in the struggle for independence.



Charles Austin Beard

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Quote of the Day

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of
them all - the apathy of human beings.



Helen Adams Keller

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Be Thankful for the Courageous

We'll be hearing more on the Don King case in December. It's taken people with an incredible amount of courage to step forward and tell their stories.

Are you a new reader who'd like to catch up? The original post on the allegations was back in June of 2007. Read it here.

There have been many more posts (and reader comments) since then.

In April of this year, a post on the outcome of the trial went up. Read it here.

The site mentioned in the post is scheduled to be opened back up after an upcoming hearing.

Quote of the Day

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every
opinion now accepted was once eccentric.



Bertrand Russell

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Quote of the Day

Man is so made that whenever anything
fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.



Jean de la Fontaine

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quote of the Day

Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure
understanding, at least when they are between
the ages of eighteen months and ninety years.



James Thurber

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

Life is like a game of cards. The hand
that is dealt you is determinism;
the way you play it is free will.



Jawaharlal Nehru

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Quote of the Day

When you're racing, it's life. Anything that
happens before or after is just waiting.



Terrence Steven "Steve" McQueen

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Quote of the Day

I want to be the fastest woman in the world -
in a manner of speaking.



Shirley Muldowney

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Quote of the Day

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger,
more complex, and more violent. It takes
a touch of genius - and a lot of courage -
to move in the opposite direction.



Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The question was...


..."Who's the real chick magnet?"


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Quote of the Day

The world is moving so fast these days that the
man who says it can't be done is generally
interrupted by someone doing it.



Elbert Green Hubbard

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Quote of the Day

I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote,
and I didn't know what a quote was.
I thought it was some kind of soft drink.



Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr.
(a.k.a. Joltin' Joe DiMaggio)

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Quote of the Day

Television has done much for psychiatry by
spreading information about it, as well
as contributing to the need for it.



Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Quote of the Day

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the
back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.



Edward Francis "Ed" Gardner

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Quote of the Day

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.


Elbert Green Hubbard

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ewe Guise Sleigh Mi

Get off my back! Give me a break. I'm still recovering.

Last night was the Sarah Brightman concert at American Airlines Center.

It was a great show, but it can't top the one we saw in Houston at the Toyota Center.

If y'all want info on signing day, visit Swimming World's site here. Jason gets paid the big bucks to handle that.

Quote of the Day

Remember that a government big enough to
give you everything you want is also big
enough to take away everything you have.



Barry Morris Goldwater

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Quote of the Day

It is well that war is so terrible,
else we should grow too fond of it.



General Robert E. Lee

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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Quote of the Day

Personally, I am always ready to learn
although I do not always like being taught.



Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Goodell Joins Title IX Reform Movement

Former "Animal Lane" d-man Brian Goodell has joined the Board of Trustees at the Fairness in Sports Foundation.

Goodell was an Olympic Gold Medalist, World Record Holder, and NCAA Champion.

As a member of the UCLA men’s swim team, Goodell has been trying to bring men’s swimming back to UCLA since it was dropped in 1994 - the same year the university eliminated its men’s and women’s gymnastics programs. The school restored women’s gymnastics a few months later; however, it would not reinstate the men’s programs despite the number of Olympic and NCAA champions they produced.

Check out their post on the new swimming complex being built at UCLA here.

While your at it, check out MOMMSS (Moms On a Mission to Save Sports) here.

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Quote of the Day

Saskatchewan is much like Texas - except
it's more friendly to the United States.



Adlai Ewing Stevenson II

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Quote of the Day

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others, whenever they go.



Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Quote of the Day

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get
eight cats to pull a sled through snow.



Jeff Valdez

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Quote of the Day

You never want to put a limit on what you can
do - or say you can only go so far. We keep
on telling them not to put a ceiling
on expectations or be satisfied.



Steven R. Lochte

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Quote of the Day

Bad politicians are sent to Washington
by good people who don't vote.



William E. Simon

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Quote of the Day

Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes.
There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.

Heinz Alfred "Henry" Kissinger

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

100 Free Champ

Junior had some good swims over the weekend, including a win in the 100 free.

Shocking, eh? Y'all usually see him holding up a fish, right?

Quote of the Day

When a thing ceases to be a subject of
controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.



William Hazlitt

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Quote of the Day

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.



Ingrid Bergman

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