1. North Texas’ Nastia Liukin won the gold medal in the all-around Olympics gymnastics competition, besting fellow American Shawn Johnson by six-tenths of a point. Does this mean she automatically gets to be on a box of Wheaties, or am I showing how 40 I am? Do they still make Wheaties? Or do kids absorb nourishment through their iPods? So many questions for Nastia Liukin.
2. I’m not always on board with teacher gripes. (Too often, they take a myopic view of district-wide challenges.) But the complaints over the easing of grading standards for DISD are on the money. The fact that the new lax rules were developed by staff and did not need school board approval seems absurd. This wouldn’t happen on Nastia Liukin’s watch.
3. So confused: So, the DA’s office used to accept cases against people who were never arrested? WTF, mate? Well, as of today, they will no longer do that. Which makes so much sense I’m sure someone will point out why this is a horrible idea, as Harris and Tarrant County still takes “at-large” cases and says they sometimes lead to putting bad guys in jail at a later date. See why I’m confused? Can Nastia Liukin explain this to me?