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Friday, February 28, 2014

Quote of the Day

 
My back is so scar-tissued that you
couldn't find a place to slip a knife.
 
 
(via smh)
 
David Russell Lange

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quote of the Day

 
The future can ever promise but one
thing and one thing only:  surprises.
 
(via WIRED)
 
Steve Rune Lundin, a.k.a. Steven Erikson

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shocking! Stunning! Outrageous! Believe It or Not!



I know some of y'all will find this absolutely shocking, so brace yourselves:

Some district meet directors still haven't gotten their results/awards in for posting on the TISCA site!

Check out what they've got so far:

District/Region/State results link is here.

State meet awards link is here.

Can ya stand yet another shockin'?

How about a repeat 1-2-3 finish that occurred in the boy's 4A 500 free this year!

2013



Seal (4:28.23), Abbott (4:33.03), Timmons (4:35.62)

2014



Seal (4:25.71), Abbott (4:30.33), Timmons (4:33.23)

Okay, neither was all that shocking, but...just like the tactics used by them folks that "write" fer Yahoo!...and SwimScam...it made ya look!

Thanks for the heads up, SA!


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Quote of the Day

 
I would much rather have men ask why
I have no statue than why I have one.
 


 
 Marcus Porcius Cato (a.k.a. Cato the Elder)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quote of the Day

 
My characters aren't losers.  They're rebels.  They
win by their refusal to play by everyone's rules.
 
(via Pinterest)
 
Harold Allen Ramis

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Quote of the Day


What great cause would have been fought and
won under the banner 'I stand for consensus'?

(via NBC News)

Margaret Hilda Thatcher

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Quote of the Day


In framing a government which is to be
administered by men over men, the great
difficulty lies in this:  you must first enable
the government to control the governed, and
in the next place oblige it to control itself.

(via Wikipedia)

James Madison, Jr.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Leave it to Media Matters...


...to push the big lie...

As predicted at the the Independent Women's Forum (catch up here), some in the media just can't get through the Sochi Games without touting Title IX as the reason for success in athletics for females.

They slapped together a handful of facts, left out a bazillion of 'em, then threw in a bucket of opinions to come up with this joke of an article.

But despite continued Olympic achievement for the United States' women's teams in this year's Winter Olympics, Title IX has received little attention from media this time around.

A Media Matters review of current Olympic coverage from three major print outlets -- The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal -- revealed no substantive mentions of Title IX as it relates to current or former American Olympians since the start of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games on February 7. A further review of transcripts from broadcast evening -- ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS -- and cable evening and primetime -- CNN, Fox News, MSNBC -- news coverage of the 2014 Olympics shows a similar lack of coverage concerning Title IX's role in encouraging and supporting American female athletes.

(via flickr)

All we can do now is sit back and see if their arm-twisting can get the major media outlets on board in distributing their spreader full of manure...

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Quote of the Day


Throughout all Europe, the armies kept
up under the pretext of defending,
have enslaved the people.

(via Themes in American History)
James Madison, Jr.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Quote of the Day


The man who is possessed of wealth, who
lolls on his sofa or rolls in his carriage,
cannot judge the wants or feelings of the
day-laborer.  The government we mean
to erect is intended to last for ages.

(via Themes in American History)

James Madison, Jr.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Quote of the Day


Enlightened statesmen will
not always be at the helm.

(via Themes in American History)

James Madison, Jr.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Quote of the Day


I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that
article of the Constitution which granted a
right to Congress of expending, on objects of
benevolence, the money of their constituents.

(via Themes in American History)
James Madison, Jr.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Quote of the Day


The truth is that all men having
power ought to be mistrusted.

(via Themes in American History)

James Madison, Jr.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Quote of the Day

 
You will find rest from vain fancies
if you perform every act in life
as though it were your last.
 
(via Wikiquote)
 
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Title IX Police Descend on Philly


Q.  Why should the Title IX police care that Temple dropped men's baseball, men's crew, men's track, and men's gymnastics?

A.  They don't!

Q.  Then why in the world are they investigating a Title IX complaint at Temple?

A.  Temple dropped a couple of women's sports as well.

New to the story?  Catch up here and here.

For the latest on the new complaint, read more here.

In an e-mail Thursday, men's gymnastics coach Fred Turoff said, "We already share space with our women's team, and it hasn't kept us from success."

Theobald said the issue with men's gymnastics is more about scholarships, but he added that simply doing away with men's scholarships wasn't the solution.

"That's not what we're looking to do as far as an experience for our kids - to use the very limited resources so they can have academic support and facilities and allow you to have a first-class program across the board," he said.

...uh oh...my b.s. detector is starting to go off...

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Quote of the Day

 
In between goals is a thing called life,
that has to be lived and enjoyed.
 
 
Isaac Sydney "Sid" Caesar

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

What's Title IX got to do with Curling?



If you guessed "Not a whole heck of a lot," you are correct!

Still, you can bet the clueless ding-dongs promoting their quota system will claim it had everything to do with women in the winter Olympics.

Read Determination, Not Title IX, Brought Women to the Olympics here.

Certainly it's exciting that so many women are competing and succeeding in athletics, but it’s time to move away from presenting women’s success as a result of good policy. What’s more we need to stop viewing men’s and women’s levels in athletics as a kind of scoreboard, in which women will only “win the gold” when they outnumber men.

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Quote of the Day

 
I have never believed there was one
code of morality for a public, and
another for a private man.
 
(via Biography)
 
Thomas Jefferson

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Quote of the Day

 
Some people like my advice so much that they
frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
 
(via Mid-American)
 
Gordon Rupert Dickson

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Official State Meet Qualifiers (thanks, PH!)


View the official UIL state meet qualifiers lists:

4A Automatic

4A Call-Ups

5A Automatic

5A Call-Ups

Quote of the Day

 
I think that is a universal adolescent
feeling, trying to find your place.
The adolescent who is perfectly
adjusted to his environment,
I've yet to meet.
 
 
Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister

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Sunday, February 09, 2014

Quote of the Day

 
I wish I could say it's easy, but honestly,
to get ready for a big championship
is not as easy as it seems.
 
 
Oksana Baiul

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Links to 2014 Call-Ups (Unofficial!)


Girls 4A

Boys 4A

Girls 5A

Boys 5A

If (when?) you see something we need to correct. please comment or email.

Time ta git some shut-eye!

Proof Readers Welcome! Boys 5A


Just got it all put together and have not proofed any of it. Please remember this is UNOFFICIAL!


200 Medley Relay

Flower Mound                                                 1:35.36
Dallas Jesuit                                                     1:35.82
Cypress Creek                                                  1:36.03
Klein                                                                  1:36.12
Kingwood                                                         1:36.35
The Woodlands                                               1:36.62
Lamar                                                               1:36.75
Deer Park                                                         1:36.96

200 Free

Carlson/Westlake                                             1:40.27
Klein/Carroll                                                      1:40.40
Erdmann/Taylor                                               1:41.73
Rapp/Rockwall                                                 1:42.04
Sluss/Harker Heights                                       1:42.11
Morejon/Kingwood                                         1:42.17
Dobbs/Carroll                                                   1:42.18
Bjontegard IV/Brandeis                                  1:42.43

200 I.M.

Feehery/Dallas Jesuit                                      1:52.03
Lee/Plano                                                          1:52.25
Jones/Bryan                                                      1:53.40
Mossop/Taylor                                                 1:54.12
Kim/Allen                                                          1:54.47
Norris/The Woodlands                                   1:54.54
Gildart/Cypress Creek                                    1:54.56
Garriga/Reagan                                               1:54.67

50 Free

C Steele/Seven Lakes                                        :21.04
Tomazin/Anderson                                            :21.30
McGee/Lewisville                                              :21.32
Tan/Keller Central                                             :21.40
Graham/Cypress Ridge                                     :21.41
Smith/Plano West                                             :21.41
Bassett/Marshall                                               :21.55
W Steele/Seven Lakes                                      :21.57

100 Fly

Hendricks/Collins                                               :50.13
W Steele/Seven Lakes                                       :50.46
Wozencraft/Memorial                                      :50.50
Garriga/Reagan                                                  :50.79
Anya/Lamar                                                        :50.92
Spees/Jersey Village                                          :51.21
Bjontegard IV/Brandeis                                    :51.30
Mayer/Lake Travis                                             :51.59

100 Free

Erdmann/Taylor                                                :45.93
Head/Keller Central                                          :46.03
C Steele/Seven Lakes                                        :46.28
Carlson/Westlake                                              :46.34
Tomazin/Anderson                                           :46.52
Morejon/Kingwood                                          :46.61
Nichols/North Mesquite                                  :46.64
Sullivan/McNeil                                                 :46.66

500 Free

Dobbs/Carroll                                                  4:30.14
Legendre/The Woodlands                             4:33.90
Maczka/Pearce                                                4:34.02
Klein/Carroll                                                     4:34.89
Cootes/Bowie                                                  4:35.34
Gage/Klein Oak                                                4:36.04
Anderson/The Woodlands                             4:36.56
Norgan/Cypress Woods                                 4:36.59

200 Free Relay

Taylor                                                                1:26.12
Seven Lakes                                                     1:26.27
Cinco Ranch                                                     1:26.49
San Angelo Central                                         1:26.55
Westlake                                                          1:26.71
Klein Oak                                                          1:26.77
Dallas Jesuit                                                     1:26.79
Plano East                                                        1:27.06

100 Back

Wozencraft/Memorial                                      :50.78
Mahoney/Westwood                                        :51.26
Head/Keller Central                                           :51.33
Bernal/Cinco Ranch                                           :51.42
Kerr/Clear Falls                                                   :51.42
Mayer/Lake Travis                                             :51.58
McAnany/Reagan                                              :51.59
Whiteman/Round Rock                                    :51.73

100 Breast

Tybur/College Park                                           :56.40
Anya/Lamar                                                       :56.57
Macha/Clark                                                      :57.16
Johansen/A&M Consolidated                         :57.91
Willenbring/Carroll                                           :58.22
Zalud/Deer Park                                                :58.48
Norris/The Woodlands                                    :58.60
Arkes/Carroll                                                     :58.89

400 Free Relay

Kingwood                                                         3:09.56
Cinco Ranch                                                     3:09.63
The Woodlands                                               3:09.66
Taylor                                                                3:09.80
Klein Oak                                                          3:09.83
Seven Lakes                                                     3:10.27
Reagan                                                             3:11.18
Clear Falls                                                        3:11.80

 

Proof Readers Welcome! Girls 5A


Just got it all put together and have not proofed any of it. Please remember this is UNOFFICIAL!


200 Medley Relay

Keller                                                                1:45.80
Kingwood                                                        1:47.69
Carroll                                                              1:47.94
Memorial                                                        1:48.47
Cypress Ranch                                                1:48.66
The Woodlands                                              1:49.29
Coppell                                                            1:49.81
Westwood                                                      1:49.82

200 Free

Reed/Austin                                                     1:48.31
Fant/Atascocita                                               1:50.82
Neff/The Woodlands                                      1:51.29
Porter/Flower Mound                                    1:51.64
McMurry/Keller                                               1:51.82
Marvin/McNeil                                                1:53.88
Henson/Oak Ridge                                          1:53.88
Carter/Trinity                                                   1:54.40

200 I.M.

Straight/Keller Central                                   2:03.40
Gibson/Carroll                                                 2:03.66
Thompson/Mansfield                                    2:05.53
Huston/Taylor                                                 2:05.71
MacGregor/Westlake                                    2:06.31
Mischnick/Westwood                                    2:06.69
Sutton/Cinco Ranch                                       2:06.86
Brem/Cypress Woods                                    2:06.99

50 Free

Wheeler/Atascocita                                          :23.47
Epting/Keller Central                                        :23.73
Whitaker/Flower Mound                                 :23.82
Carson/Cinco Ranch                                          :23.84
Grooms/Seven Lakes                                        :23.85
Tidwell/Cedar Ridge                                         :23.85
Strickland/Churchill                                          :23.88
Gardea/Deer Park                                             :23.91

100 Fly

Eisenmann/Lewisville                                       :54.87
Tank/College Park                                             :55.95
Phillips/Round Rock                                          :56.05
Brown/Keller Central                                        :56.12
Vinezeano/Allen                                                :56.63
Murphy/Flower Mound                                   :57.08
Fant/Atascocita                                                 :57.38
Pollok/Kingwood                                               :57.55

100 Free

Reed/Austin                                                       :50.50
Buscher/Memorial                                            :50.54
Grooms/Seven Lakes                                        :50.94
Grays/Johnson                                                   :51.62
Tidwell/Cedar Ridge                                         :51.91
Carson/Cinco Ranch                                         :51.99
Strickland/Churchill                                          :52.06
Rose/Carroll                                                       :52.46

500 Free

Neff/The Woodlands                                       4:57.05
Upton/Carroll                                                    4:58.23
Ritter/Bellaire                                                   4:59.72
McClendon/Mansfield                                    5:00.80
McNair/Pearce                                                 5:02.18
McMurry/Keller                                               5:02.20
Harbin/Rockwall                                              5:03.49
Leonard/Marcus                                              5:05.93

200 Free Relay

Atascocita                                                        1:36.30
Cinco Ranch                                                     1:36.66
Central                                                              1:37.28
Westlake                                                          1:38.41
Flower Mound                                                1:38.57
Memorial                                                         1:38.76
Carroll                                                              1:39.18
Seven Lakes                                                    1:39.51

100 Back

Edwards/Westlake                                            :56.12
Brown/Keller Central                                        :56.53
Eeisenmann/Lewisville                                     :56.63
Kroon/Cinco Ranch                                           :56.79
Wilts/Franklin                                                    :57.52
Gonzalez/Martin                                               :57.61
Klar/Marshall                                                     :58.06
Thornton/Marcus                                             :58.20

100 Breast

Brem/Cypress Woods                                      1:04.20
Mueller/The Woodlands                                 1:04.85
Straight/Keller Central                                     1:05.24
Rousset/Cedar Ridge                                       1:05.83
MacGregor/Westlake                                      1:05.86
Mischnick/Westwood                                      1:06.12
Eberwein/The Woodlands                              1:06.24
Burns/Memorial                                               1:06.25

400 Free Relay

Cinco Ranch                                                     3:30.08
Atascocita                                                        3:30.50
Keller Central                                                   3:31.32
College Park                                                     3:32.55
Westlake                                                          3:33.88
Cypress Ranch                                                 3:34.73
Marcus                                                              3:35.27
Flower Mound                                                 3:35.62