It'll be a slow Saturday here since for some stupid reason I'll be hacking around a golf course beginning at 1:00 p.m. (Is it supposed to be hot today?) But, for what it's worth, I think the situation at Everman ISD is crazy. If you don't recall, the media got all over the prinicpal at Everman High School because on the first day of class she got on the PA system and dogged the African American kids for the school receiving an academically "unacceptable" rating due to low math and science scores. One thing that was always missing from the story: Did she have facts to back it up? Yep, she did. Only 32% of the blacks passed the match and science section. So what happens? The school board president resigns (someone explain that to me), the media continues to dog the school, and the superinendent has been crying (per the normally level headed Bud Kennedy who wrote a crazy column called "Don't blame kids for unacceptable rating."
at 9:17 AM
You'll have to be a pretty hard core Dallas Morning News reader to recognize these names, but here is a list of some of the folks who are taking a "voluntary buyout" by the paper in order to reduce its staff by 80 persons. It looks like the paper is being gutted. Doug Swanson (investigative reporter) Scott Burns (lead business columnist) Robert Dodge (Washington bureau chief) David McLemore (San Antonio bureau chief) Ed Bark and Manny Mendoza (both TV critics/writers) Lennox Samuels (Mexico City bureau chief) Arnold Hamilton (Oklahoma City bureau chief) Terry Blount (motorsports writer) Sue Smith (asst. managing editor/features) Philip Wuntch (film critic) Tom Huang (features editor) Alan Pusey (reporter) (Source)
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A couple of weeks ago, I caught some heat for saying that the Republican Administration intentionally threw out the term "al Qaeda" in connection with the alleged plot to blow up a bunch of jets heading from London to the U.S. when there was no evidence to support it. I called it the Culture of Fear - keep us scared so we won't question the President's actions. Well, here's a clip of exactly the same thing. Van Taylor is some Texas spare running for Congress who appeared on the Chris Matthew Show. He starts off by firing off a hot sports opinion that Al Queda is in Iraq and that's what the battle is about. Of course, that's a load of crap since all the bloodshed is due to the beginning of a civil war between the Shiites & Sunnis.
Thankly Thankfully, Chris Matthews hands this guy his arse.
Edit: Sheesh, you guys are tough.
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(Click to ..... uh, you know) The mind-numbing DMN Matt Mosley Dallas Cowboy Blog had the above tidbit in it a couple of days ago after the preseason game with the Saints. If I'm the second string QB for the Cowboys who is allegedly battling for a starting job, I would hope that I would have more than 12 text messages. Mostly from college aged women, no doubt.
at 10:43 AM
Bernie Williams is a baseball player. He may be really good because I've heard his name before. Bernie Williams has a web site. Bernie's web site got hacked yesterday by . . . get this . . . a hacker claiming to be from Turkey. The above graphic is all you can find on Bernie's web site. Look at his hacked web site here. In light of this development, Liberally Lean has raised its Terror Warning to Red. We've heard rumors that there might be a Cottondale fundamentalist group that is launching an attack.
at 9:59 AM
Read this quote (from a Bear follower) on, of all places. a UT Blog: The true test is over the next three years; Can we win 8 or 9 games in a season and play in a bowl game? As the excellent documentary Kill Bill: Vol. 1 shows, coming out of a coma is easy, but regaining your motor skills is going to take persistence and struggle. We have just begun to wiggle our big toe.
at 10:01 PM
Watched some of the Cowboys-New Orleans game tonight. But what followed on ESPN SportsCenter made me roll my eyes: Announcer: "This man is bringing tremendous excitement to the Saints and he'll get a lot of touches this year." Announcer #2: "You hold your breath every time." All of that while this graphic was displayed. Heck, I could get 1.8 yards a carry.
at 9:59 PM