Monday, July 23, 2012

If I were president....

..... I'd have told the NCAA that I'll see them in court-- after I told them to bite me. They have NO purview in this matter. They did not follow their own procedures and practices. This was not, either a football or an athletic matter. That this coach had extraordinary power was no secret to anyone. Especially to the NCAA and the media who propped up that pedestal on a regular basis. (To much internal "eye-rolling".) So if this "culture" [of personality] was such an issue, why wasn't it noted before - instead it was celebrated. Now you, CEO Emmert and company, decide that it was such a problem that it needs to be punished? Frankly fella, I think God handled that already and more thoroughly.

Without exception, I'm sick of the gasbags, windbags, and demagogues who think that piling on this community is appropriate. President Erickson  made a deal and signed off to move the University past this. I think he attempted to minimize the collateral damage.  There are still sports that will not be supported, employees who will have their hours cut and contracts contracted, or perhaps lose their positions entirely. These are people who are completely and totally innocent of ANY wrongdoing. All they want to do is take care of their families. So to all you gasbags who are demagoguing this issue, next time your local food bank asks for a donation, please do think about the facilities support staff who has probably had his or her hours cut because of you.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Please. Stop. Now.

For the record. Nothing in the Freeh report has been a surprise to anyone with whom I've personally talked. But it is still very distressing.

But this community has had ENOUGH.

And I've, personally, learned something very important. Don't take notes at meetings unless you can mail them on a postcard. (A lesson I've always adhered to regarding email.)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Happy Birthday United States!

Even though, right now, it feels like I'm living in crazy town, I can't imagine living anywhere else. How boring would that be?

  • 330,000,000 million citizens.
  •  Every type of terrain imaginable from desert to snow covered peaks, and the freedom to live in any of these places.
  • A democratic republic that changes government control, at least, every four years, without bloodshed (except figuratively).
  • And a uniqueness that thrives no where else in the world. 

And I suspect that Ben Franklin would agree. I can only imagine that the old coot would be thriving in the current political environment. That alone gives me hope.

Oh yeah...and don't forget to thank your local veteran. They are the successors to those first patriots who dumped tea in harbors and ambushed Georgie's soldiers at Lexington and Concorde. 

In other news, I finished Jellyfish!
It was way too hot to model a wool scarf. Even a lace weight scarf.  Would I do it again? Probably not. But I like the finished product and the flowiness of it will be perfect in the early fall. See Rav for details.......I'm too lazy to retype everything.