Bush trains more seriously than I realized



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Robin Hubert

Guest
Since Jobst isn't around (he's hiding 'cause he doesn't want to admit he
has 1/8" bearings in his headset)...

From Merriam-Webster Online, of the seven entries for "sport":

> Main Entry: (2) sport Function: noun 1 a : a source of diversion :
> RECREATION b : sexual play c (1) : physical activity engaged in for
> pleasure (2) : a particular activity (as an athletic game) so engaged
> in 2 a : PLEASANTRY, JEST b : often mean-spirited jesting : MOCKERY,
> DERISION 3 a : something tossed or driven about in or as if in play b
> : LAUGHINGSTOCK 4 a : SPORTSMAN b : a person considered with respect
> to living up to the ideals of sportsmanship <a good sport> <a poor
> sport> c : a companionable person 5 : an individual exhibiting a
> sudden deviation from type beyond the normal limits of individual
> variation usually as a result of mutation especially of somatic
> tissue synonym see FUN




The synonym says it all to me (but notice 1 b) ;-).


Robin Hubert
 
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Neil Brooks

Guest
[email protected] wrote:

>why bother him? he needs a break from killing us.


Now, Gene . . . he's killed *far* more than just *us* in these long
and painful years.

And that doesn't count those that he has appallingly *allowed* to die
by inaction (ex: Darfur).

MARGINALLY RELEVANT RAMBLINGS: FEEL FREE TO IGNORE.

"The strong have a duty to protect the weak"
"Culture of life"

--> W, 4/05

152

--> # of death penalty executions under GWB as Governor of Texas

1,802

--> # Coalition dead in Iraq war

21,523 to 24,415 (e)[1]

--> # civilians estimated dead in Iraq war. Difficult to assess with
accuracy because . . .

"We don't do body counts" [2]

--> Gen Tommy Franks, US CENTCOM (Ret).

$169,587,950.00

--> Cost of Iraq war, to date [3]*

$82B

--> *Most recent* supplemental spending bill approved for Iraq War.
Congressional aides already say it won't be enough [4]
___________________

[1] http://www.mykeru.com/bodycount.html#iraqi
http://www.iraqbodycount.net/

[2] (Read that again. That's either the most repugnant thing I've
heard in long while, or one of the most damnable lies . . . or both.)

[3] http://costofwar.com/

* Visit this site. Try the pulldowns under "See the cost in your
community." For local impact, pick a category under "Compare to the
cost of:" first, then pull down your state and city.

[4] http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-845761.php
 
J

Jim Smith

Guest
Neil Brooks <[email protected]> writes:

> [email protected] wrote:
>
>>why bother him? he needs a break from killing us.

>
> Now, Gene . . . he's killed *far* more than just *us* in these long
> and painful years.
>
> And that doesn't count those that he has appallingly *allowed* to die
> by inaction (ex: Darfur).
>
> MARGINALLY RELEVANT RAMBLINGS: FEEL FREE TO IGNORE.
>
> "The strong have a duty to protect the weak"
> "Culture of life"
>
> --> W, 4/05
>
> 152
>
> --> # of death penalty executions under GWB as Governor of Texas
>
> 1,802
>
> --> # Coalition dead in Iraq war
>
> 21,523 to 24,415 (e)[1]
>
> --> # civilians estimated dead in Iraq war. Difficult to assess with
> accuracy because . . .
>
> "We don't do body counts" [2]
>
> --> Gen Tommy Franks, US CENTCOM (Ret).
>
> $169,587,950.00


Oh my! That sum would be quite the bargin to get our kill on. One can
barely strap an electrode on a brown persons testicle for $170M these
days. You of course meant $169,587,950,000.

> --> Cost of Iraq war, to date [3]*
>
> $82B
>
> --> *Most recent* supplemental spending bill approved for Iraq War.
> Congressional aides already say it won't be enough [4]
> ___________________
>
> [1] http://www.mykeru.com/bodycount.html#iraqi
> http://www.iraqbodycount.net/
>
> [2] (Read that again. That's either the most repugnant thing I've
> heard in long while, or one of the most damnable lies . . . or both.)
>
> [3] http://costofwar.com/
>
> * Visit this site. Try the pulldowns under "See the cost in your
> community." For local impact, pick a category under "Compare to the
> cost of:" first, then pull down your state and city.
>
> [4] http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-845761.php
 
P

Pat

Guest
: > I think "exercise" is a better word for what you are describing.
:
: Nope. "Exercise" doesn't have the connotation of improving performance.
: My secondary comment about my reason for training addressed the issue
: of whether my riding, training or exercising on a bicycle is "serious".

I agree. When I go out on a ride, I do sprints to "train" myself to ride
faster; I concentrate on hills some days to "train" my legs to get stronger.
I ride with purpose--I don't just aimlessly pedal.

Pat in TX
:
 
Thanks for the catch . . . and the valuable context ;-)

Neil

Jim Smith wrote:
> Neil Brooks <[email protected]> writes:
>
> > [email protected] wrote:
> >
> >>why bother him? he needs a break from killing us.

> >
> > Now, Gene . . . he's killed *far* more than just *us* in these long
> > and painful years.
> >
> > And that doesn't count those that he has appallingly *allowed* to

die
> > by inaction (ex: Darfur).
> >
> > MARGINALLY RELEVANT RAMBLINGS: FEEL FREE TO IGNORE.
> >
> > "The strong have a duty to protect the weak"
> > "Culture of life"
> >
> > --> W, 4/05
> >
> > 152
> >
> > --> # of death penalty executions under GWB as Governor of Texas
> >
> > 1,802
> >
> > --> # Coalition dead in Iraq war
> >
> > 21,523 to 24,415 (e)[1]
> >
> > --> # civilians estimated dead in Iraq war. Difficult to assess

with
> > accuracy because . . .
> >
> > "We don't do body counts" [2]
> >
> > --> Gen Tommy Franks, US CENTCOM (Ret).
> >
> > $169,587,950.00

>
> Oh my! That sum would be quite the bargin to get our kill on. One

can
> barely strap an electrode on a brown persons testicle for $170M these
> days. You of course meant $169,587,950,000.
>
> > --> Cost of Iraq war, to date [3]*
> >
> > $82B
> >
> > --> *Most recent* supplemental spending bill approved for Iraq War.
> > Congressional aides already say it won't be enough [4]
> > ___________________
> >
> > [1] http://www.mykeru.com/bodycount.html#iraqi
> > http://www.iraqbodycount.net/
> >
> > [2] (Read that again. That's either the most repugnant thing I've
> > heard in long while, or one of the most damnable lies . . . or

both.)
> >
> > [3] http://costofwar.com/
> >
> > * Visit this site. Try the pulldowns under "See the cost in your
> > community." For local impact, pick a category under "Compare to

the
> > cost of:" first, then pull down your state and city.
> >
> > [4] http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-845761.php
 
N

Neil Brooks

Guest
[email protected] wrote:

>Thanks for the catch . . . and the valuable context ;-)
>
>Neil


****. One unavoidable foray into Google and I'm a top-poster for
life.

Bless me, Tullio, for I have sinned. . . .
 
A

Andrew Lee

Guest
"Pat" wrote:

> : > I think "exercise" is a better word for what you are describing.
> :
> : Nope. "Exercise" doesn't have the connotation of improving performance.
> : My secondary comment about my reason for training addressed the issue
> : of whether my riding, training or exercising on a bicycle is "serious".
>
> I agree. When I go out on a ride, I do sprints to "train" myself to ride
> faster; I concentrate on hills some days to "train" my legs to get
> stronger.
> I ride with purpose--I don't just aimlessly pedal.
>
> Pat in TX


When did "exercise" come to mean mindless physical activity? You seem to
want to give it a negative connotation. Here's a definition of exercise
from dictionary.com:

"Activity that requires physical or mental exertion, especially when
performed to develop or maintain fitness."

It seems to me to fit what you are describing pretty well. Trainwreck's
"training for health" fits the definition of exercise perfectly.
 
S

SDK

Guest
I'd be in much better shape if I, like our sub-moron president, worked
an average of six hours a day.--Shayana Kadidal
 
B

BarryNL

Guest
[email protected] wrote:
> A couple of days ago, when DC was briefly thought to be under attack by
> a small Cessna, Bush was found to be bicycling in a park near Ft Meade,
> Md. This provides evidence that Bush indeed does find ways to get in
> some serious cycling outside of his trips to Crawford, and makes time
> for it during his busy schedule, taking time in the middle of the day
> in the middle of the workweek to train.


I think its been fairly well established that he "makes time in his busy
schedule" by actually doing very little work. Still, considering what a
screw up he makes with the work he does do, the more time he spends
cycling and running the better.
 
E

Ed

Guest
In article <[email protected]>,
[email protected] says...
>
>Sheldon Brown wrote:
>> Racing cyclists "train" so that they can place higher in their races.
>>
>> Those of us who are not into the racing scene don't "train", we

>"ride."
>
>Training is the practice of an athletic pursuit for the purpose of
>improving performance. Just as a violinist need not be in a symphony
>orchestra to "practice", a cyclist need not be a racer to "train". A
>person who trains challenges themselves to improve. And, in my past I
>have both raced and commuted on a bicycle; now I "train" for my health,
>and I consider that to be by far the most "serious" cycling that I have
>ever done.
>
>I would agree that people who ride a bicycle without trying to improve
>their performance on it do just "ride".
>

Some of my riding is done with the aim of improving my performance buy I avoid
calling it training. It sounds pompous. I have no intention of racing so I am
not training for anything.
 
C

Cam

Guest
Michael Warner wrote:
> On Fri, 13 May 2005 18:42:24 -0400, Sheldon Brown wrote:
>
> > Racing cyclists "train" so that they can place higher in their

races.
> >
> > Those of us who are not into the racing scene don't "train", we

"ride."
>
> Not true. Training is any activity intended to improve skill or
> performance, in this case the body's performance under the stress
> of cycling.
>

I wish I was improving. I train to maintain. Maybe it's my age.

Cam
 

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