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This Past Christmas From Young Baylor University Alum To Coaches Hot Seat > “The Baylor football program is out-of-control…..and in many ways it now runs Baylor University.” – Why Is Ken Starr Still Employed At Baylor University? – The Lessons That Can Be Learned From the Total Damn Disaster That Is Baylor Football – John Madden, the US Navy, Mike Slive, A Visiting Physicist And the FACT That Leaders MUST Lead!

 

It was truly a fall that defined the term “tragedy of Shakespearean proportions” for Art Briles to lose his job as the Baylor head football coach…

Baylor makes sweeping changes in leadership, releases some findings of Pepper Hamilton report, Waco Tribune

….after taking the Bears from a doormat in the Big 12 and in FBS College Football BUT if you have operated in and around the game of college football in America the last few years…Art Briles fall at Baylor is not as surprise at all.

Yes, there are plenty of coaches in the Big 12 and elsewhere in college football that could easily be classified as “jealous” toward Art Briles and what he was able to accomplish at Baylor, especially in the state of Texas, but we have a simple rule here at Coaches Hot Seat:

“If one person you trust says something that’s unproven it’s a rumor. If two people you trust say the same thing, that’s interesting. If three people you trust are saying the same thing, then that’s very Damn interesting. If four or more people you trust are saying the same thing, then it’s probably true.”

A few years ago we here at Coaches Hot Seat believing we have a network of contacts across college football that rivals and exceeds most members of the national media that covers CFB, started hearing “things” about the football program that Art Briles was running at Baylor and those “things” were that the Briles had a lot of shady characters on and around the Baylor football team, and that the ONLY thing that mattered to Art Briles was winning football games.

Now the above is what we were told by people who we don’t know well and who were just giving us their opinion, which admittedly could very well have been biased against Art Briles and his success at Baylor, but a few years ago….sometime in 2011 or 2012 since we cannot recall the exact date…a good friend of ours who lives in Texas and is related to Coaches Hot Seat member and has sent his two children to Baylor started saying some of the same things about the Baylor football program that we were hearing elsewhere. Where was our good friend and relative to a Coaches Hot Seat member getting his information from about the state of Baylor football program under Art Briles?

Answer: From his son who played high school football through the 12 th grade in Texas and who was a tough as Hell football player and who entered Baylor University as a regular student non-athlete in 2010.

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Last Christmas our Texas friend and his family came up to Aspen, Colorado for Christmas and a handful of Coaches Hot Seat members had our friend and his family over to the house for dinner one night, and after a great dinner that included many laughs, we got the Dad and Son into a conversation about Baylor football and we point-blank asked the Son about the Baylor football program and here was his short and sweet response:

“The Baylor football program is out-of-control…..and in many ways it now runs Baylor University.”

PERIOD. Nothing else needed to be said but we pressed the young man and his response was as Texas as the day is long in the Republic of Texas:

“That’s all I’m going to say, now tell us about the Stanford football program which is something Yall must be mighty proud of.”

PERIOD….END OF STORY.

In our opinion based upon what we have been told by dozens of people across college football, in the state of Texas, and by the Son of a good friend and relative of a Coaches Hot Seat member:

The Baylor Football Program was Out-of-Control under Art Briles and Art Briles was nothing less than an enabler of predators that he unleashed on the women of Baylor University and Waco, Texas in the name of winning football games.

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That’s our opinion as American Citizens and it’s also our opinion that Art Briles was allowed to run a rogue football program that was not controlled by the administration or athletic department at Baylor University and that today’s response by the regents of Baylor, although to-the-point, was still inadequate to the Total Damn Disaster that was allowed to happen at Baylor University over the past decade.

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There’s not a chance in Hell…in our opinion…that Art Briles…who is smart as a whip and pays very close attention to EVERY detail when it comes to his football team…didn’t know what was going on at Baylor and thus there is no reason to write in this spot that Art Briles should have been doing what the Great John Madden recommended when talking about what a coach should be listening for in and around his team…

“Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.”

….since there is no doubt in our minds that Art Briles knew what the Hell was going on with his football team BUT as for former Baylor University president Ken Starr who is now the Chancellor at the school for some reason instead of having his…

Ass Run Off the Baylor University Campus Today

….it’s the job of a college president…as it is for any leader of any company, organization, or university….to make Damn sure they are listening and watching very closely so they can understand what is going on and by any measure we can think of…

Ken Starr FAILED miserably in overseeing what became a rogue football program at Baylor University under Art Briles

….and Ken Starr should have like Art Briles had been fired on Thursday as well.

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We could go on for awhile about Art Briles and Ken Starr but needless to say it’s the unanimous opinion of the 147 members of Coaches Hot Seat that…

Art Briles and Ken Starr are Sorry Damn Excuses for Human Beings

…and it’s far better to talk about what we and others can learn about the Total Damn Disaster that was the Baylor Football program under Art Briles which was under the supervision of Ken Starr whether Candy Ass and Sorry Excuse for a Human Being Ken Starr is able to admit that FACT or not.

With the above in mind THREE quick stories for people that hope to learn something from the Debacle at Baylor which one can turn over in their minds as they consider what went wrong in Waco:

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In the early 1980s a Coaches Hot Seat member was a scholarship player on college golf team on the West Coast and his team went on a trip to San Diego to play in a golf tournament during the Fall golf season. The coach of the college golf team was very lenient on his team discipline-wise letting the young men be young men when traveling for tournaments, but he did have one ironclad rule:

At golf tournaments away from home all golfers had a curfew of 10PM and had to be in their rooms by 10PM and were not to leave their rooms unless there was a fire or they were going to the soda or ice machine until they went down to the lobby for breakfast in the morning.

Well, one night about 11PM one of the golfers wanted to get a soda with ice in it from the 7-Eleven which was across the street from the hotel and he left his room and walked across the street returning to his room in less than 15 minutes. Little did that golfer know the coach who was sitting on his balcony watched the golfer leave the hotel, walk across the street to the 7-Eleven, and come back with a soda. The next morning the coach took the player who went out after curfew the night before aside and told him he was suspended from the team for the remainder of the Fall and the entire Spring term for breaking the curfew, and then later told the whole team the same thing at breakfast.

Needless to say the above was quite a shock to the rest of the college golf team, but everyone knew the rules and the player who lost more than a semester of playing golf knew the rules and didn’t follow them, and be assured not only did no golfers leave the hotel after curfew again, but they were perfect citizens as well on the golf course, in the classroom, and while out in public.

Many might say that expectations were set at a very high level by then and especially today’s standards by this college golf coach, but the critical point was that “Expectations for behavior” were set and if a member of the golf team didn’t live up to those expectations:

They were DONE…at least for awhile….and as far we can tell at Baylor University under Art Briles…there were NO expectations for proper behavior by Baylor football players…which is of course our opinion.

A Second and Third Quick Story….

Leaders MUST Lead and with that simple phrase in mind Leaders must also be able to look-up the road and figure out what is, could, might, or probably is going to happen and it’s often a Leader seeing something that might happen in the future and reacting in today’s world that staves off something bad happening in the future.

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Case #1 in Point: A couple of Coaches Hot Seat members were serving in the US Navy on the same ship together in the Summer of 1990 when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, and the crewmembers of that ship shortly thereafter learned they were going to be deploying the Persian Gulf in support of what became Operation Desert Storm in the Winter of 1991 which ousted Saddam Hussein and Iraqi military forces from Kuwait.

During the Fall of 1990 when preparing the ship and its personnel for deployment to the Persian Gulf the officers of the ship were of course reading all the intelligence they could on what kind of capabilities and military strength that Iraqi military forces could bring to bear against an US Navy ship in the Persian Gulf. In one particular intelligence briefing message the following appeared…paraphrased since it was so long ago….

“Iraqi Navy assets are now dropping mines into the northern Persian Gulf that were provided by the Soviet Union many years ago. These mines are not tethered in one spot with a weight on the bottom of the Persian Gulf as they were designed to be used, but rather are now just floating around the Persian Gulf free with the prevailing current. Prepare your crews for spotting and handling all of the following types of Soviet mines X, Y, Z.”

Needless to say the above scared the Hell out of the officers of the US Navy ship which could be sunk by the type of Soviet-provided mines that the Iraqi Navy was dropping into the Persian Gulf and with that in mind the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer put into place a plan to deal with those mines when the ship got to the Gulf region by focusing on training lookouts to spot mines, how exactly the ship would destroy the mines when they found them, and what would the ship do if it hit a mine. To make a long story short the crew of the ship was incredibly well-prepared for handling any and all mine-related issues during Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf and ended up finding and destroying over a dozen Soviet-made mines that the Iraqis had dropped into the Gulf. We can also report that one of the scariest Damn things in the world is sailing in the Persian Gulf knowing there are hundreds of loose mines floating around at NIGHT when there was a very good chance that if the ship had hit one of those mines the ship would have been tremendously damaged causing many casualties in the process.

Leaders MUST Lead but they also must be able to look around corners and see what is or might be coming that could doo damage to an organization and once they begin to start anticipating that something might happen they put into place a plan to deal with that issue BEFORE IT HAPPENS so that the problem can be avoided and sometimes put the organization into a better spot going forward.

Case in Point #2 with the “sometimes put the organization into a better spot going forward” thought in mind….

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A few years ago then SEC Commissioner Mike Slive was considering the idea of starting a network for the SEC Conference following the steps of the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences who created their own networks, and in a joint venture between the Walt Disney Company (80% ownership) and the Hearst Corporation (remaining 20% interest) it was announced in 2013 that ESPN would own and run the SEC Network via the above joint-venture between Disney and Hearst in partnership with the SEC Conference.

The deal for the SEC Network and ESPN is a 20-year agreement between ESPN and the SEC Conference through 2034 which was launched in August 2014 right before the kick-off of the 2014 college football season, and if one now flashes-forward to 2016 the 20-year deal that then SEC Commish Mike Slive hammered out with ESPN seems incredibly far-sighted because ESPN has pulled-back in many ways from paying a lot for programming which would make the same deal between ESPN and the SEC a very hard thing to get done today, if not downright impossible.

Mike Slive, unlike Pac-12 Commish Larry Scott, was in our minds doing something that Leaders MUST Do which is to look forward and to anticipate as best as possible what might be coming around the bend, and then put into place policies and actions that can stave off future problems before they happen or in this case with Mike Slive cut a deal with ESPN to create the SEC Network in 2014….seizing an opportunity for the SEC Conference before the window was shut and before the pull-back by ESPN in the amount of money it is now willing to spend on sports programming.

The point of the above two stories is this…

Leaders MUST Lead and both the Commanding Officer of the US Navy ship that Coaches Hot Seat members were serving on and Mike Slive as Commissioner of the SEC Conference were pointedly…some might say aggressively…looking into the future anticipating what might very well happen and eventually did happen…and then reacting in today’s world to something that they believe was going to happen a few months or few years down the road.

A couple of months ago the Great Andy Grove passed away and for those that don’t know who Andy Grove is, Andy was a Silicon Valley legend and one of the founders and longtime CEO + Chairman of the Intel Corporation. A few lucky souls at Coaches Hot Seat got to work with Andy Grove at Intel, and learned the lessons of his great book, Only The Paranoid Survive….

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…and in that book Andy Grove wrote the following which Leaders should read, understand, and act on if they hope to remain a successful Leader of their organization into the future.

“You need to try to do the impossible, to anticipate the unexpected. And when the unexpected happens, you should double the efforts to make order from the disorder it creates in your life. The motto I’m advocating is — Let chaos reign, then rein chaos. Does that mean that you shouldn’t plan? Not at all. You need to plan the way a fire department plans. It cannot anticipate fires, so it has to shape a flexible organization that is capable of responding to unpredictable events.”

Leaders MUST Lead…PERIOD.

No…we here at Coaches Hot Seat do not feel sorry for Art Briles or any of the other Sorry Excuses for Human Beings that allowed the Baylor Football program to become “Out-of-Control” and we include Ken Starr among that group since after all…

Ken Starr was the Freaking President of Baylor University

…but we for Damn sure feel sorry for the young women at Baylor University and around Waco, Texas that were subjected to a direct attack on their lives in the name of winning football games….Oh we feel terrible about that…as would any Real Human Being that has a Soul.

A few years ago at a dinner at the house of one of our college physics professors there was a visiting physics professor from an Ivy League school who was studying on the West Coast for the Summer term who joined us for dinner and conversation one night. After dinner the discussion turned to…as it usually does when we get together with this particular physics professor….to the unanswerable questions about the universe and our lives on this Earth…and while discussing a potential after-life and consciousness of the human mind the visiting Ivy League professor said a very interesting if not startling thing…paraphrased since it was a few years ago:

“Just as one goes about creating his or her life on this Earth…all be it not in control of many things that humans experience in their daily lives….there is an argument to be made that the human mind…or rather the soul within the mind’s consciousness…creates the potential after-life they imagine in their mind as well.”

Coaches Hot Seat member: “What do you mean by that?”

Visiting Ivy League Professor: “Einstein once said…”Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one”…and if reality…all that is around us..all that we experience…is just an illusion created by our very powerful brains that we use only a tiny sliver of…then maybe our minds creates the after-life that we imagine as well. In other words….maybe in the end….the after-life we end up getting is the one we have imagined and created in our minds while we are still alive.”

Damn…and if the above is true and if Art Briles has been sincere about his faith in his life on this Earth then we have some news for Art Briles:

You will answer for your actions Art Briles….and appropriately so in a manner consistent with the faith that your profess to follow.

 

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, May 27, 2016 – John Madden

 

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“Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.”

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“Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.”

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“If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they’ve had a bad day.”

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“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”

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“The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.”

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“The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.”

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“The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”

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“When your arm gets hit, the ball is not going to go where you want it to.”

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“A team should never practice on a field that is not lined. Your players have to become aware of the field’s boundaries.”

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“You can’t win games if you can’t get first downs.”

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“You can’t win games if the offense can’t score.”

Wikipedia:  John Madden

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, May 26, 2016 – Darrell Royal

 

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“A boy shows how much he wants to play in the spring, when it’s tough, and during two a days, when it’s hot and tough. I don’t count on the boy who waits till October, when it’s cool and fun, then decides he wants to play. Maybe he’s better than three guys ahead of him, but I know those three won’t change their minds in the fourth quarter.”

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“Breaks balance out. The sun don’t shine on the same ol’ dog’s rear end every day.”

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“Football doesn’t build character. It eliminates the weak ones.”

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“I learned this about coaching: You don’t have to explain victory and you can’t explain defeat.”

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“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

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“Once you cross the 50 you feel like an unsaddled horse.”

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“Punt returns will kill you quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper.”

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“You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher. You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year.”

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“You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket – you might have caught a fish.”

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“You’ve got to be in a position for luck to happen. Luck doesn’t go around looking for a stumblebum.”

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“On game day, I am more nervous than a pig in a packing plant.”

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“There’s an old saying, ‘You dance with who brung ya.’”

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“Really, it was said about two-thirds in jest. Since we won the Arkansas and Notre Dame games with fourth-down and short-yardage passes, another image has arisen. I’ve been pictured as a man who takes chances. Two stinkin’ plays, and I’m a helluva gambler.”

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“Some of them are so green you could hide ‘em on top of a lettuce leaf.”

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“He could run like small-town gossip.”

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“Ol’ Ugly is better than Ol’ Nothing.”

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“They’re gonna come after us with their eyes pulled up like BBs.”

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“There was a hornet’s nest waiting for us in Houston, and we were walking into it like Little Red Riding Hood with jam on her face.”

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“Winning coaches must treat mistakes like copperheads in the bedclothes – avoid them with all the energy you can muster.”

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“The best thing a coach can hope for is to please the majority. And the only way to please the majority is to win.”

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“I’m pretty thin-skinned. When they say, ‘Do you want some constructive criticism?’ I say, ‘No.’”

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“It’s an in-the-trench battle. It’s meat on meat, flesh on flesh and stink on stink. And that’s the only way you can play it.”

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“Trends are bunk. Only angry people win football games.”

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“We don’t want candy stripes on our uniforms. These are work clothes.”

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“He’s as quick as a hiccup.”

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“He doesn’t have a lot of speed, but maybe Elizabeth Taylor can’t sing.”

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“I didn’t want to stay until I had used up all the enjoyment because that’s too long to stay anywhere.”

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“If worms carried pistols, birds wouldn’t eat ’em.”

Wikipedia: Darrell Royal

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Ken Starr Out At Baylor University? It Was No Surprise To Anyone At Coaches Hot Seat That Baylor University Is A Complete Freaking Disaster Under Ken Starr Because Starr…In Our Humble Opinion…Is A Sorry Damn Excuse For A Human Being – Ken Starr’s Whitewater Idiocy and Why It Predicted What Is Now Happening At Baylor – Ken Starr and Art Briles Should BOTH Be Fired….Their Continued Employment At Baylor University Is Now The Responsibility of the Trustees, Alumni, Students and Supporters of Baylor University – Live Up To Your Damn Mission Statement Baylor University…or Strike It Down Now!

 

There is a Helluva lot that we could write about the incredible Damn mess going on at Baylor University right now and we have already written a good bit in recent weeks on the issue…

After the Latest Bullshit Story Out of Waco, Texas It’s Time…It’s Past Time…For Either Art Briles To Clean-Up HIS Baylor Football Program OR Art Briles Ass Will Be Sent Packing Down the Road and HIS Head Coaching Career ANYWHERE Will Be OVER! – In the Middle of This Damn Mess In Waco, Texas Is That Sorry Bastard and President of Baylor University Ken Starr – Memo To Art Briles…Clean It Up NOW Son Or It’s OVER! – The Great Tom Clancy Surprises Us Again!, Coaches Hot Seat Blog, May 2016

….BUT with reports out of Texas that Baylor president Ken Starr is about to have his Sorry Ass sent packing it’s worth a few moments of everyone’s time to understand just what a…

Sorry Excuse for a Human Being that Ken Starr Really Is

…and why we here at Coaches Hot Seat are not surprised at all that Baylor University….in our opinion mind you..has become a dangerous place for young women to be attending school….that is if they and their parents care about their safety and security.

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Let’s go back to the 1990s and remind everyone how Ken Starr made a name for himself and with his actions plunged the American Republic into a tailspin that it’s still spinning downwards from with no end in sight for the….

Complete Damn Idiocy that is Washington DC…”Our”…or rather “We the People’s” Capital!

Ken Starr is another in a long line of Republican “leaders” who was of age in to serve in the US Military the late 1960s…think George W Bush, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump and of course Bill Clinton in Democratic Party…but found a way to get his precious ass out of Vietnam draft (Starr had psoriasis!) and then found his way to Washington DC during the Reagan Administration in the 1980s becoming a member of the US Court of Appeals in 1983 after being nominated by President Reagan. Starr then for some reason left the US Federal bench and became the Solicitor General, the lawyer that argues before the US Supreme Court for the US Gov’t, under George H W Bush, and of course was later named as head of the Whitewater investigation in 1994 looking into a shady real estate deal and a sexual harassment case involving then President Bill Clinton.

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Now, let us say this up-front, Bill and Hillary Clinton are…

Two of the Shadiest Damn People to hold elective office in the history of the American Republic

…and we have no doubt that there is all kinds of nefarious Horseshit in both their backgrounds that disqualifies them from holding high elective office in America, but in the 1990s there were a Helluva lot of people in the Republican Pary…including Ken Starr in our opinion…that were willing to do anything to take down Bill Clinton, and Ken Starr on some of the most Bullshit trumped-up charges in US history almost did just that with his Damn Idiocy.

What was it exactly that got the President Bill Clinton impeached by the US House and tried before the US Senate exactly you ask with Ken Starr as the lead investigator causing the whole Damn mess as head of the Whitewater investigation?

It’s all rather Simple and Stupid really….but a quick recap:

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Linda Tripp, a friend of Monica Lewinsky and also a co-worker with Lewinsky at the Defense Department, taped conversations between her and Lewinsky which included Monica talking about a sexual relationship she had with then President Bill Clinton, and Linda Tripp then delivered those tapes to Ken Starr head of the Whitewater investigation looking into Clinton. Why did Linda Tripp tape her personal conversations with Monica Lewinsky and then deliver those tapes to Ken Starr who was investigating Bill Clinton? Our opinion…Linda Tripp was just another Total Moron whose pitiful life on this Earth revolved around taking down people in the opposing political party which is MOST of Washington DC today and if you are thinking….

Washington DC is full of LOTS of Sorry Excuses for Human Beings

….you would be right!

What did Ken Starr do with those tapes when he was basically at a dead end looking into Bill Clinton on the Whitewater real estate deal after learning that Clinton was having a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky?

Well, a normal adult would have said something like…

“Why in the Hell would I give a Damn about Horn Dog Bill Clinton having a consensual affair with a young ADULT woman in the White House?”

….BUT Ken Starr took Linda Tripp’s information on the Clinton + Lewinsky affair and set-up what we called then a “perjury trap” with Clinton being called to a question and answer session with Clinton being asked about he having “sexual relations” with Lewinsky. In that Q&A session Bill Clinton did of course lie about his affair with Lewinsky which most men would have done and that led to Clinton being charged with obstruction of justice and perjury and Ken Starr referring the case to the US Congress to impeach and convict the President of the United States for…

Lying about having sexual relations with a woman!

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Yes…Bill Clinton is one of the Biggest Horn Dogs to EVER live on Planet Earth, but the entire Monica Lewinsky case and Ken Starr’s involvement in referring Clinton’s lies to the US Congress for impeachment and conviction is our opinion….

A Stupid Move comparable to the Complete and Total Damn Idiocy of the 2003 Iraq War instigated by Trust Fund Boy and Draft Dodger George W Bush and BOTH incidents are to us here at Coaches Hot Seat as folks that worked for Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s in Washington DC…

A Total Damn Embarrassment that did Great Damage to the Republican Party

….and are two pieces of Total Idiocy that have led America down a very bad path over the last couple of decades which now has the GOP nominating for President…

Yet another Trust Fund Boy Draft Dodger in Donald Trump!

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OK….you should understand by now that we here at Coaches Hot Seat think that…

Ken Starr is a Complete Freaking Idiot

…who has done Great Damage to the American Republic during his pitiful life on this Earth and of course we wouldn’t hire Ken Starr to Shovel Shit in West Texas, and that brings us to the news on Tuesday that Ken Starr was to be fired from his job as president of Baylor University which the Houston Chronicle ably summarize in an editorial this morning:

Baylor’s Fumble, A sex scandal at the largest Southern Baptist university in the world reflects loss of focus, Houston Chronicle

YES…that’s right…Baylor University is the…

Largest Southern Baptist University in the World

…and yet right now in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat:

Baylor University because of an out-of-control Baylor Football Program Poses A Clear and Present Danger to ANY Woman That Lives with 500 Miles of Waco, Texas

….in our humble opinion of course.

Considering the below for a moment which is the Baylor University Mission Statement:

“The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.”

Really? Not quite Ken Starr and Baylor head football coach Art Briles who in our opinion here at Coaches Hot Seat…

Art Briles does NOT Give A Damn About ANYTHING beyond winning football games…PERIOD!

…and that is a Helluva problem for not only the students, alumni, and fans of Baylor football but even more importantly to ANY woman that finds herself in and around the Waco, Texas area, and might come into contact with a member of the Baylor University football team which according to another part of the Baylor Mission Statement supposed to be following this creed:

“Baylor is founded on the belief that God’s nature is made known through both revealed and discovered truth. Thus, the University derives its understanding of God, humanity and nature from many sources: the person and work of Jesus Christ, the biblical record, and Christian history and tradition, as well as scholarly and artistic endeavors. In its service to the Church, Baylor’s pursuit of knowledge is strengthened by the conviction that truth has its ultimate source in God and by a Baptist heritage that champions religious liberty and freedom of conscience. Without imposing religious conformity, Baylor expects the members of its community to support its mission. Affirming the value of intellectually informed faith and religiously informed education, the University seeks to provide an environment that fosters spiritual maturity, strength of character and moral virtue.”

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Please….just as Abraham Lincoln said during the Lincoln – Douglas debates of 1858 that…paraphrased….

“If America is going to tolerate into perpetuity a nation divided between half slave and half free then the very words of the Declaration of Independence declaring that All Men Are Created Equal should be struck from the record.”

…the above words in the Mission Statement at Baylor should be removed TODAY if Ken Starr and Art Briles are going to remain employed at Baylor University….PERIOD!

That is our opinion as Americans that unlike Ken Starr and Art Briles didn’t miss military service and who for Damn Sure haven’t gone around during our lives telling people about our “faith”…

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…and then turn around in our opinion not only be Complete and Total Hypocrites but a Damn Embarrassment to themselves and Baylor University as well!

We have called for the firing of less than 5 college football head coaches in the 9 college football seasons that Coaches Hot Seat has been existence, but Art Briles is in our opinion….

Running A Rogue and Out-of-Control Football Program at Baylor University

…and it will be the trustees, alumni, faculty, and students of Baylor that will ultimately be held responsible for what has gone on at Baylor in recent years and into the future if Art Briles is allowed to remain the head football coach at Baylor and with that in mind how could anyone connected Baylor sleep at night with Ken Starr and Art Briles still in leadership positions at the school?

We have No Damn Clue to the answer to the above question.

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Memo to Baylor University:  If you are going to keep Ken Starr and Art Briles employed at Baylor University you better Damn strike down your Mission Statement because it is no longer applicable and is a only a cruel joke to the women that have been attacked and might be attacked in the future by the predators on Art Briles Baylor football team.

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Henry Ford

 

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“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

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“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.”

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“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

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“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”

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“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

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“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”

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“I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.”

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“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

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“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”

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“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.”

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“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”

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“The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.”

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“There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”

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“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”

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“What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them.”

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“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.”

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“You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.”

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“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

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“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”

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“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”

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“I don’t know whether Napoleon did or did not try to get across there and I don’t care. I don’t know much about history, and I wouldn’t give a nickel for all the history in the world. It means nothing to me. History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we make today.”

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“An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.”

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“I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one — and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God’s great open spaces.”

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“The average man won’t really do a day’s work unless he is caught and cannot get out of it. There is plenty of work to do if people would do it.”

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“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”

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“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

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“It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.”

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“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.”

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“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

Wikipedia Page:  Henry Ford

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – Eddie Robinson

 

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“Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them.”

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“My players can wear their hair as long as they want and dress any way they want. That is, if they can afford to pay their own tuition, meals and board.”

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“People talk about the record I’ve compiled at Grambling, but the real record is the fact that for over 50 years I’ve had one job and one wife. I don’t believe anybody can out-American me.”

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“I’ve learned more about what the players meant to me and what they meant to the game. I never won a game – they did. You learn from every player because they’re not the same.”

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“Everything I’ve done, I think I dreamed of it first.”

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“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

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“Coach each boy as if he were your own son”

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“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you”

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“They call me the greatest. I know that the greatest football coach who ever stepped on the field is Coach Eddie Robinson. I have admired what he has done in turning boys into men. He is a credit to his sport as well as a credit to humanity.” Muhammad Ali

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“First time I met Eddie was around 1968 up at Uniontown, Pa. I was an assistant coach at West Virginia, and he was the head coach at Grambling and very successful. He came up there and spoke at a banquet. I heard him speak, and he’s the kind of guy that you get close to immediately. … He was a people’s person. You can’t help but like him … I doubt if there is a coach in the United States that people have more respect for — and loved — than for Eddie Robinson.” Bobby Bowden

Eddie G. Robinson Museum

Wikipedia: Eddie Robinson

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, May 23, 2016 – Milton Friedman

 

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“A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”

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“And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you’ll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?”

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“Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.”

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“Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.”

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“Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.”

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“Governments never learn. Only people learn.”

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“Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.”

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“History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.”

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“I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.”

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“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.”

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“Inflation is taxation without legislation.”

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“Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.”

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“Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.”

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“Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.”

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“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”

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“One man’s opportunism is another man’s statesmanship.”

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“Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.”

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“So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.”

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“The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.”

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“The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.”

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“The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.”

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“The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.”

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“The power to do good is also the power to do harm.”

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“The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.”

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“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

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“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”

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“We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.”

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“Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn’t run on greed? You think Russia doesn’t run on greed? You think China doesn’t run on greed? What is greed?”

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“When everybody owns something, nobody owns it, and nobody has a direct interest in maintaining or improving its condition. That is why buildings in the Soviet Union — like public housing in the United States — look decrepit within a year or two of their construction…”

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“When the United States was formed in 1776, it took 19 people on the farm to produce enough food for 20 people. So most of the people had to spend their time and efforts on growing food. Today, it’s down to 1% or 2% to produce that food. Now just consider the vast amount of supposed unemployment that was produced by that. But there wasn’t really any unemployment produced. What happened was that people who had formerly been tied up working in agriculture were freed by technological developments and improvements to do something else. That enabled us to have a better standard of living and a more extensive range of products.”

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“Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else’s resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property.”

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“Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output. … A steady rate of monetary growth at a moderate level can provide a framework under which a country can have little inflation and much growth. It will not produce perfect stability; it will not produce heaven on earth; but it can make an important contribution to a stable economic society.”

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“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”

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“Society doesn’t have values. People have values.”

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“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”

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“The stock of money, prices and output was decidedly more unstable after the establishment of the Reserve System than before. The most dramatic period of instability in output was, of course, the period between the two wars, which includes the severe (monetary) contractions of 1920-1, 1929-33, and 1937-8. No other 20 year period in American history contains as many as three such severe contractions.

This evidence persuades me that at least a third of the price rise during and just after World War I is attributable to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System… and that the severity of each of the major contractions — 1920-1, 1929-33 and 1937-8 is directly attributable to acts of commission and omission by the Reserve authorities…

Any system which gives so much power and so much discretion to a few men, [so] that mistakes — excusable or not — can have such far reaching effects, is a bad system. It is a bad system to believers in freedom just because it gives a few men such power without any effective check by the body politic — this is the key political argument against an independent central bank.

To paraphrase Clemenceau, money is much too serious a matter to be left to the central bankers.”

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The Federal Reserve definitely caused the Great Depression by contracting the amount of money in circulation by one-third from 1929 to 1933

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“There are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out what you’re doing, and you try to get the most for your money. Then you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy a birthday present for someone. Well, then I’m not so careful about the content of the present, but I’m very careful about the cost. Then, I can spend somebody else’s money on myself. And if I spend somebody else’s money on myself, then I’m sure going to have a good lunch! Finally, I can spend somebody else’s money on somebody else. And if I spend somebody else’s money on somebody else, I’m not concerned about how much it is, and I’m not concerned about what I get. And that’s government. And that’s close to 40% of our national income.”

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“The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country. He will ask rather “What can I and my compatriots do through government” to help us discharge our individual responsibilities, to achieve our several goals and purposes, and above all, to protect our freedom? And he will accompany this question with another: How can we keep the government we create from becoming a Frankenstein that will destroy the very freedom we establish it to protect? Freedom is a rare and delicate plant. Our minds tell us, and history confirms, that the great threat to freedom is the concentration of power. Government is necessary to preserve our freedom, it is an instrument through which we can exercise our freedom; yet by concentrating power in political hands, it is also a threat to freedom. Even though the men who wield this power initially be of good will and even though they be not corrupted by the power they exercise, the power will both attract and form men of a different stamp.”

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“Because we live in a largely free society, we tend to forget how limited is the span of time and the part of the globe for which there has ever been anything like political freedom: the typical state of mankind is tyranny, servitude, and misery. The nineteenth century and early twentieth century in the Western world stand out as striking exceptions to the general trend of historical development. Political freedom in this instance clearly came along with the free market and the development of capitalist institutions. So also did political freedom in the golden age of Greece and in the early days of the Roman era.

History suggests only that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.”

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“Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men. The fundamental threat to freedom is power to coerce, be it in the hands of a monarch, a dictator, an oligarchy, or a momentary majority. The preservation of freedom requires the elimination of such concentration of power to the fullest possible extent and the dispersal and distribution of whatever power cannot be eliminated — a system of checks and balances.”

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“The key insight of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations is misleadingly simple: if an exchange between two parties is voluntary, it will not take place unless both believe they will benefit from it. Most economic fallacies derive from the neglect of this simple insight, from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.”

Wikipedia:  Milton Friedman

In Praise of Milton Friedman, John Blundell, Daily Telegraph

The Man Who Saved Capitalism, Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Ernie Banks

 

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“It’s a beautiful day for a ball game…. Let’s play two!” 

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“But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.”

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“I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.”

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“It’s a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.”

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“Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.”

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“Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don’t do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I’m talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it.”

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“The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.”

Wikipedia Page:  Ernie Banks

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, May 21, 2016 – Frank Leahy

 

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“Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.”

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“Give me a lead of 14-0 at halftime and I will dictate the final score.”

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“There are no shortcuts in life – only those we imagine.”

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“When the going gets tough, let the tough get going.”

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“A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.”

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“Lads, you’re not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.”

Wikipedia: Frank Leahy

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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Friday, May 20, 2016 – Woody Hayes

 

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“I’ve had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven’t run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can’t outwork you, then smarts aren’t going to do them much good. That’s just the way it is. And if you believe that and live by it, you’d be surprised at how much fun you can have.”

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“Without winners, there wouldn’t even be any civilization.”

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“There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.”

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“The height of human desire is what wins, whether it’s on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium.”

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“I’m not coming here looking for security. I came here for the opportunity.” Upon accepting Ohio State head coaching job

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“Paralyze resistance with persistence.”

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“I don’t live in the past. I’m a student of the past, and I try to learn from the past, although some people will say, ‘You haven’t done a very good job of it.’ But for me to live in the past? Hell, no.'”

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“A man is always better than he thinks.”

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“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”

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“The time you give a man something he doesn’t earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”

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“Success – it ‘s what you do with what you’ve got.”

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“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their players heads and motivate them.”

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“I’m not trying to win a popularity poll. I’m trying to win football games. I don’t like nice people. I like tough, honest people.”

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“I don’t apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there. I just despise to lose, and that has taken a man of mediocre ability and made a pretty good coach out of him.”

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“Just remember one thing. I can do your job, but you can’t do mine.” – to an OSU professor

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“I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose.”

Wikipedia:  Woody Hayes

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