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Old school days long gone, but not forgotten: Texas congressman's streaking stunt exposed
AP ^ | 10/11/4 | LISA FALKENBERG

Posted on 10/11/2004 8:28:26 PM PDT by SmithL

DALLAS --

The gloves have come off in the tight election race between two Texas congressmen -- and every other article of clothing appears to be fair game as well.

Democrats on Monday circulated old newspaper clippings of a 1974 college streaking stunt staged by hundreds of students -- including then-18-year-old Pete Sessions -- at Southwest Texas State University.

The conservative Republican congressman -- who wrote a column condemning Janet Jackson's nude display during her 2004 Super Bowl halftime performance -- apparently bared his bottom with about 300 others in a stunt that ended with arrests and a clash with police. Newspapers were filled with nude photos and headlines like: "Dudes, Broads, Bare Bods."

Southwest Texas students were apparently trying to break a streaking record set by another university amid a nationwide college streaking craze.

"Congressman Sessions' old school days are long gone," said Sessions' spokesman Chris Homan. "He recognizes it as an immature action of an 18-year-old college freshman."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: petesessions; streak
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Don't Look Ethel!
1 posted on 10/11/2004 8:28:27 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

LOL I loved that song.


2 posted on 10/11/2004 8:29:20 PM PDT by ClintonBeGone (Take the first step in the war on terror - defeat John Kerry)
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To: SmithL

SPOKEN
"Hello, ev'ryone
This is your Action News reporter
With all the news that is news
Across the nation on the scene at the supermarket
There seems to have been some disturbance here
Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened

SPOKEN
Yeah, I did
I's standin' over there by the tomaters
And here he comes-runnin' through the pole beans
Through the fruits 'n' vegetables
Nekked as a jaybird
'N' I hollered over t'Ethel
I said "DON'T LOOK, ETHEL"
'N' it's too late
She'd already been INcensed

(Here he comes)
Looka dat, looka dat
(There he goes)
Looka dat, looka dat
(And he ain't wearin' no clothes)

Whoa, yes, they call him The Streak
["zipppp" kazoo sound]
(Looka dat, looka dat)
Fastest thing on two feet
Looka dat, looka dat
He's just as proud as he can be of his anatomy
He gun give us a peek
Oh, yes they call him The Streak
["zipppp" kazoo sound]
(Looka dat, looka dat)
He likes to show off his physique
(Looka dat, looka dat)
If there's an audience to be found
He'll be streakin' a-round invitin' public critique
["zipppp" kazoo sound]

SPOKEN
This is your Action News reporter once again
And we're here at the gas station
Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened

SPOKEN
Yeah, I did
I's just in here gettin' my tawres checked
'N' he just appeared outta the back
Come streakin' around the grease rack there
Didn't have nuthin on but a smile
I looked at her and Ethel was gettin' 'er a cold drink
I hollered "DON'T LOOK, ETHEL!!"
But it's too late-she'd already been MOONED
Flashed her right there in front of the shock absorbers

(He ain't crude)
(Looka dat, looka dat)
(He ain't rude)
(Looka dat, looka dat)
(He's just in the mood to run in the nude)

Whoa, yes they call him The Streak
["zipppp" kazoo sound]
(Looka dat, looka dat)
He likes to turn other cheek
(Looka dat, looka dat)
He's always makin' the news
Wearin' just his tennis shoes
Guess you could call him unique
["zipppp" kazoo sound]

[Sound of wire-service telegraphy]

SPOKEN
Once again, your Action News reporter
In the booth at the gym
Covering the disturbance at the basketball playoff
Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened

SPOKEN
Yeah, I did. Halftime, I's just goin' down there
To get Ethel a snow cone
Here he come right outta the cheap seats, dribblin'
Right down the middle of the floor
Didn't have on nothin' but his Keds
Made a hook shot and got out through the concession stand
I hollered up at Ethel
I said "DON'T LOOK, ETHEL"
Too late
She'd already gotten a free shot
Grandstand
Right there in front of the home team

Whoa, yes they call him The Streak
["zipppp" kazoo sound]

CLOSING
Not totally decipherable
because 3 things are going on at once
Ray is singing a verse
And the backup singers are doing (Looka dat, looka dat)
While Ray, on an overlaid track is speaking
[Fastest thing on two feet]
"Ethel, Is that you Ethel
[He's just as proud as he can be]
What do [of his anatomy] you think you're doin
[He gonna give us a peek]
You get your clothes on"
Whoa, yes they call him The Streak
["zipppp" kazoo sound]
"Ethel, where you goin'
[He likes to show off his physique]
Ethel, you shameless hussy"
[If there's an audience to be found
He'll be streakin' a-round
Invitin' public critique]
Say it isn't SO, Ethel


3 posted on 10/11/2004 8:32:09 PM PDT by ClintonBeGone (Take the first step in the war on terror - defeat John Kerry)
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To: SmithL

Yet another example of the MSM focusing on the issues at hand and not stuping to partisan, ad hominem attacks, huh?


4 posted on 10/11/2004 8:33:46 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (I think Iraq is the most serious and imminent threat to our country -John Edwards)
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To: SmithL

Tell me if I'm getting carried away. Here is the song.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/clipserve/B000000CTI001001/0/104-4944946-2851957


5 posted on 10/11/2004 8:33:53 PM PDT by ClintonBeGone (Take the first step in the war on terror - defeat John Kerry)
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To: ClintonBeGone
Getting carried away.

Ray Stevens did that on every song,

and I have that album.

6 posted on 10/11/2004 8:38:37 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Big deal! Move on, nothing here!


7 posted on 10/11/2004 8:44:45 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: ClintonBeGone

Thanks for the reminder of a very funny and clever song from more innocent times. The streaking done by an 18yr. old Sessions will no doubt enhance his resume.


8 posted on 10/11/2004 8:47:21 PM PDT by mountainfolk (God bless President George Bush)
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To: SmithL

Now this is stupid. Who cares?


9 posted on 10/11/2004 8:49:32 PM PDT by ladyinred (The simple lie always conquers the more complex truth. (propaganda))
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To: ladyinred

Cares? Maybe, maybe not.

Amused? Oh yeah!


10 posted on 10/11/2004 8:52:27 PM PDT by SmithL (Very easily amused)
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To: SmithL

The Sessions/Frost race just could not sink any lower. It's truly gotten to be so juvenile that both candidates should be barred from public office for life.


11 posted on 10/11/2004 8:54:15 PM PDT by Melas
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To: SmithL

How pathetic. A candidate with any class would say, "I don't care what my opponent did when he was 18." But, not Martin Frost. Meanwhile, we dare not question what Kerry did as a uniformed officer in the '70s.


12 posted on 10/11/2004 8:57:00 PM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: SmithL

If the RATs need to publicize this, they're really desperate. I'd think this would help more than hurt.


13 posted on 10/11/2004 9:00:21 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ladyinred
Now this is stupid. Who cares?

Islamic terrorists hikacking and crashing commercial airliners into buildings and murdering thousands of innocent US civilians is "a nuisance", but a 30 year old college stunt is a serious problem for the Dims. Go figure.

14 posted on 10/11/2004 9:08:43 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Time to let slip the dogs...)
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To: ladyinred
Now this is stupid. Who cares?

Islamic terrorists hikacking and crashing commercial airliners into buildings and murdering thousands of innocent US civilians is "a nuisance", but a 30 year old college stunt is a serious problem for the Dims. Go figure.

15 posted on 10/11/2004 9:09:47 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Time to let slip the dogs...)
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To: mountainfolk

"The streaking done by an 18yr. old Sessions will no doubt enhance his resume."

In 1974 I went to a Walter Cronkite lecture at the LBJ Library in Austin. About half way thru his talk someone (I'd like to think it was Pete Sessions) streaked Cronkite. It was hilarious! Seems like Republicans are the only ones left with a sense of humor :o)

Go Pete Go!


16 posted on 10/11/2004 9:11:26 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (W'04)
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To: SmithL

Beyond stupid. The Democrats are making this a campaign issue?


17 posted on 10/11/2004 9:25:14 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Liberty Valance
From 1974-1978 yours truly was The Valentine's Day Streaker of UCONN's South Campus.

Ended every streak with a handstand....

18 posted on 10/11/2004 9:29:32 PM PDT by freebilly (Vote John Kerry-- Global Testicle....)
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To: SmithL
It is a good thing that the left-wing commie Texas papers focus on trivia like this rather than even mention the fact the Pinko Frost was cheating on his real estate taxes, not many years ago, but this year!

Frost is the useless neocommunist that we need to get rid of. Flush Frost at the same time we flush the Johns!

19 posted on 10/11/2004 9:32:08 PM PDT by Tacis (When Kerry Farts, You Can Hear McAuliffe's Voice And Smell Lockhart's Breath!)
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To: SmithL

I heard he streaked through the church and they caught him by the organ.


20 posted on 10/11/2004 9:33:06 PM PDT by M. Peach (eschew obfuscation)
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To: freebilly

"Ended every streak with a handstand...."

I guess that's not what you would call a "heads up" move.


21 posted on 10/11/2004 9:34:20 PM PDT by M. Peach (eschew obfuscation)
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To: SmithL

This streaker walks into his psychiatrist's office wrapped only in saran wrap. The psychiatrist says, "I can clearly see your nuts!"


22 posted on 10/11/2004 9:35:49 PM PDT by M. Peach (eschew obfuscation)
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To: M. Peach
Various girlfriends would paint hearts on my anatomy in honor of Valentine's Day.

I always had a heart on....

23 posted on 10/11/2004 9:36:56 PM PDT by freebilly (Vote John Kerry-- Global Testicle....)
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To: freebilly

"I always had a heart on...."

It was probably a throbbing heart at that...


24 posted on 10/11/2004 9:39:32 PM PDT by M. Peach (eschew obfuscation)
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To: M. Peach
Actually, if you've ever been in Storrs, CT., in February you'd know that any exposed appendages would be fairly withered by the wind chill factor and frostbite.

I wouldn't quite be myself again until June....

25 posted on 10/11/2004 9:45:06 PM PDT by freebilly (Vote John Kerry-- Global Testicle....)
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To: SmithL

We streaked to the sorority house across the street every semester. They invited us in and gave us cookies.


26 posted on 10/11/2004 10:39:00 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ozzymandus
Answer: They're really really desperate.
27 posted on 10/11/2004 10:47:44 PM PDT by weegee (John Kerry: "I'm Oprah! EVERYONE gets a tax hike!")
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To: SmithL

Personally, I think this is just hilarious. Vote FOR him because of this!!! ha


28 posted on 10/11/2004 10:52:18 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right! ("When the going gets weird, anchor men punt." - Dan Rather, election 2000)
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To: SmithL

I just hate threads like this. So many jokes come to mind, but none of them are acceptable on a family board.


29 posted on 10/12/2004 12:07:33 AM PDT by Redcloak (Vikings plundered my last tag line.)
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To: ClintonBeGone; All

anybody recall the Keep on Truckin' dude by R.Crumb(I think)?

I sort of remember that was the modus operandi when partaking in this fad back in the day(I was still in HS in '74, and it gets hazier every year)


30 posted on 10/12/2004 12:16:11 AM PDT by snuffy smiff (Jean Fraud Kerry-the Botox BoatWarrior,"oh no, aground again and huge riceberg approaching")
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To: b.crinton
The streaking phenom certainly was entertaining to this teenage boy even tho never participated. The stunts looked like an opportunity to get some serious Road Rash....all that flappin' and slappin' was pretty funny and a great distraction from everyday college boredom. LOL.
31 posted on 10/12/2004 2:39:16 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero)
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To: SmithL

Streaking Sessions ........ five minutes only.


32 posted on 10/12/2004 3:21:30 AM PDT by beyond the sea (ab9usa4uandme)
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To: ClintonBeGone
I have the Ray Stevens CD with "The Streak" along with Mississippi Squirrel Revival, Gitarzan, Ahab The Arab, Bridget The Midget and others. Ray Stevens was a trip.

I live in Tx-32 and I'm voting for Sessions.

It's Me Again Margaret!!!

.

33 posted on 10/12/2004 3:58:44 AM PDT by Brownie74
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To: rawhide

Exactly! Who cares. This would cause me to sway my vote the other way if my candidate brought BS like this up.


34 posted on 10/12/2004 4:03:14 AM PDT by lt.america (Captain was already taken)
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To: freebilly
Ended every streak with a handstand....

Better that than a handshake. I miss those Ted's grinders. :)

35 posted on 10/12/2004 5:23:53 AM PDT by ClintonBeGone (Take the first step in the war on terror - defeat John Kerry)
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To: freebilly
I wouldn't quite be myself again until June....

Could you cow tip and streak at the same time?

37 posted on 10/12/2004 5:25:10 AM PDT by ClintonBeGone (Take the first step in the war on terror - defeat John Kerry)
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To: SmithL; anotherdubya

>>Don't Look Ethel!

ROFLOL!!!!


38 posted on 10/12/2004 5:26:53 AM PDT by 2Jedismom (HHD)
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To: SmithL

My memo to Rep. Sessions this AM:

"Pay no attention Mr. Frost's latest desperate ploy!

Just tell him, and the public,

"When I run, I''ve got nothing to hide!"

Keep up the good work!"


39 posted on 10/12/2004 6:10:42 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: weegee
"Answer: They're really really desperate."

Were you replying to Post # 26?
<grin>

40 posted on 10/12/2004 6:12:58 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: Melas
It's truly gotten to be so juvenile that both candidates should be barred from public office for life.

Ridiculous. All Sessions has done is expose Frosts' propensity to not pay his property taxes.

41 posted on 10/12/2004 6:15:07 AM PDT by sinkspur ("I exist in the fevered swamps of traditional arcana. "--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: swilhelm73

As opposed to Frost showing ads wrapping himself once more around the mother of murdered Amber Hagerman, and ads with airplanes flying into the World Trade Center. Where are the 9-11 widows on the Frost ad?


42 posted on 10/12/2004 6:15:18 AM PDT by writmeister
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To: swilhelm73

As opposed to Frost showing ads wrapping himself once more around the mother of murdered Amber Hagerman, and ads with airplanes flying into the World Trade Center. Where are the 9-11 widows on the Frost ad?


43 posted on 10/12/2004 6:15:34 AM PDT by writmeister
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To: SmithL

LOL!! Hey, this might make Pete Sessions even more interesting to undecided folks!


44 posted on 10/12/2004 6:38:26 AM PDT by SuziQ (Bush in 2004-Because we MUST!!!)
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To: Redbob
"When I run, I''ve got nothing to hide!"

ROTFL!! Now THAT would be a classic comeback!!

45 posted on 10/12/2004 6:41:42 AM PDT by SuziQ (Bush in 2004-Because we MUST!!!)
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To: FrankWild
But what if Sessions had serious shortcomings?

Then folks will feel a little sorry for him! ;o)

47 posted on 10/12/2004 10:23:00 AM PDT by SuziQ (Bush in 2004-Because we MUST!!!)
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To: SmithL

I need to see the picture in order to be properly offended.


48 posted on 10/12/2004 10:27:20 AM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: ClintonBeGone
Was Ted's operating out of the trailer over near Huskies?

It's been so long ago I've forgotten nearly all the names of the local businesses.

I used to love the meatball grinders I got at a little restaurant on 195 at the south end of the campus. Do you recall that place?

49 posted on 10/12/2004 10:27:23 AM PDT by freebilly (Vote John Kerry-- Global Testicle....)
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To: SmithL

What a cunning stunt!


50 posted on 10/12/2004 10:29:33 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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