Monday, June 30, 2014

Dennis L. Shippey Aquatics Center

(via Linda Shippey Google+)

The new facility in Pasadena ISD is just about ready.  More here.

The new swimming pool on the Memorial Stadium grounds is essentially ready to go, giving the school district its first competition aquatics facility since the old Southmore Intermediate School, with its pool, was torn down some six years ago.

Learn more about Dennis Shippey here.

Quote of the Day

Bureaucrats, like mobs, don't respond to reason.

(via Strickland Screenshots)

Dale Alvin Gribble, a.k.a. Rusty Shackleford

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Quote of the Day

Leave them wanting more and
you know they'll call you back.

(via Pop Rock Photos)

Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Quote of the Day

If you don't know why something is
working when it's working, you won't
know how to fix it when it breaks.

(via Star News)

Brent "Buzz" Williams

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Water Polo Proposal Takes a Hit

After viewing this video, superintendents on the Legislative Council gave water polo a "thumbs down" (hint:  go full screen on this one):

Quote of the Day

The same independence that got me into trouble
in high school got me praise in college.

(via HARVARD gazette)

Alan Morton Dershowitz

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Title IX: How a Good Law Went Terribly Wrong

How did an honorable equity law turn into a scorched-earth campaign against men’s sports?

Read entire Christina Hoff Sommers article here.

The original law was about equality of opportunity and indeed forbade quotas or reverse discrimination schemes. But over the years, government officials, college administrators and jurists — spurred on by groups like the National Women’s Law Center and the Women’s Sports Foundation — transformed a fair-minded equity law into just such a quota-driven regime, with destructive results.

(via Maclean's)

Instead of more investigations, restrictions, closed opportunities, bean counting, number fudging and gender politics, we should follow the advice of the novelist (and former wrestler) John Irving: “Keep Title IX: eliminate proportionality.” I can think of no better way to celebrate this intrinsically good law on its 42nd anniversary.

Quote of the Day

Be prepared and be honest.

(via Academy of Achievement)

John Robert Wooden

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Quote of the Day

When people stand up and talk about
the great success that the EU has been,
I'm not sure anybody saying it really
believes it themselves anymore.

(via The Spectator)

Nigel Paul Farage

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Quote of the Day

Women don't want to hear what you think.  Women
want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice.

(via FilmGordon)

William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Quote of the Day

When I go stand up at the podium in front of the
White House press corps, I never lie.  I never say
something that I know is untrue.  Credibility is
enormously important to a press secretary.

(via Taylor Marsh)

James "Jay" Carney

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Quote of the Day

Remember these two things:
play hard and have fun.

(via MLB Blogs)

Anthony Keith "Tony" Gwynn, Sr.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Quote of the Day

Keep your feet on the ground
and keep reaching for the stars.

(via L.A. Times)

Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Quote of the Day

I want people to see the passion I
have for swimming and become
more involved in the sport.

Ryan Steven Lochte

Friday, June 13, 2014

Quote of the Day

Besides Bob Satterfield, the only ones
who ever hurt me were my ex-wives.

(via The Daily Mail)

Giacobbe "Jake" La Motta,
a.k.a. The Raging Bull

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Quote of the Day

You know more of a road by having
traveled it than by all the conjectures
and descriptions in the world.

(via Wikipedia)

William Hazlitt

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Quote of the Day

We cannot improve or restructure a horse and
buggy into a spacecraft regardless of how
much money and effort we put into it.

(via Wikipedia)

Béla Heinrich Bánáthy

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Quote of the Day

A man is at his youngest when he thinks
he is a man, not yet realizing that
his actions must show it.

(via The Telegaph)

Eileen Mary Challans, a.k.a. Mary Renault

Monday, June 09, 2014

Quote of the Day

The greatest weapon against stress is our
ability to choose one thought over another.

(via Wikipedia)

William James

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Quote of the Day

Something has gone seriously awry with this
Court's interpretation of the Constitution.

(via lawrence)

Clarence Thomas

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Friday, June 06, 2014

Quote of the Day

Let's turn inflation over to the post
office.  That'll slow it down.
Morris King "Mo" Udall

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Quote of the Day

There are painters who transform the sun into
a yellow spot but there are others who, with
the help of their art and their intelligence,
transform a yellow spot into a sun.
(via Pictify)
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan
Nepomuceno María de los Remedios
Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad
Ruiz y Picasso, a.k.a. Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Quote of the Day

Power without a nation's
confidence is nothing.

(via Wikipedia)

Sophie Augusta Fredericka of Anhalt-Zerbst,
a.k.a. Catherine the Great

Monday, June 02, 2014


Tell John Q. Public you signed with an NFL team (32 teams x 53 roster spots = 1696 players in the league) and he'll be very, very impressed!

Tell JQP you competed in our Olympic Trials (around 1800 did in 2012) and he'll likely yawn.

Quote of the Day

Everybody hears, but few listen.

(via SMB)

Robert Montgomery "Bob" Knight

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Quote of the Day

As long as you believe in what you're doing
and you stay on the path that you believe in,
then you're going to be fine.  The problem you
 have is when you start letting outside pressures
 and outside influences change you.  We're
 going to stay focused, no matter what.

(via KIAF)
Mark "Bo" Pelini