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5.29.2008

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




- NFL cheerleading twins
- You guys were a little rough on The Messenger yesterday. It was a crazy mistake, but I wouldn't be able to get the masthead straight if I was in charge.
- I started watching "There Will Be Blood". So far so good. And I'm almost finished with the audio book, "The Great Gatsby." I really like it.
- Hey Beatle fans, did you remember that Paul is dead?
- I think raw cookie dough is better than a cookie.
- I had indecision this morning as to which photo to upload to accompany these Random Thoughts.
- A marine was arrested in Dallas yesterday in connection with the death of another marine. The whole thing sounds eerily like the movie "In The Valley Of Elah." (Which, by the way, is a Biblical reference that I should have known)
- I think I might get a second home in Lake Dallas. I wonder if it's a fixer-upper?
- "FORT WORTH -- A longtime defense attorney and judge who died in the hospital on Jan. 25, one day after being hit by a car, died of natural causes, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office." I'm no doctor, but wouldn't the car accident maybe have something to do with it? Are they telling me that's just the greatest coincidence in the history or ever?
- I watched a little bit of "So You Think You Can Dance" last night since the auditions were in Dallas. I couldn't turn away. And one chunky girl was really giving it the what-for.
- Speaking of TV, Decatur's James Wood is on that invention a lot.
- Coldplay's new "Viva la Vida" is great.
- With gas prices the way they are, those Friday road trips to high school football games will be a little costly.
- Not that there's much content, but the Jacksboro paper has a new site that allows easy reading of the paper that dang near beats anything I've ever seen. Back issues, too.
- Lot's of hubbub yesterday about Scott McClellan's new book that bashed the President. Man, it seems like W has had more people turn on him than any other President.
- I got an email this morning from a girl I worked with when I was a bank teller in college. Hadn't heard from her since the 1980s. Me loves me the Internets.
- M. Night Shyamalan has a new movie coming out called "The Happening." His name will probably be cooler than the movie and, let me guess, I bet it has a surprise ending.
- Mariah Carey jazzes me for some reason. Edit: Here's the youtube video which includes the worst first pitch ever.
- "Mark Madden ESPN Radio in Pittsburg has been 'permanently removed' from his on-air because of a statement essentially saying that he was disappointed to hear Senator Ted Kennedy was near death because he was hoping that Kennedy would live long enough to be assassinated." Oh, my.
- The CASA chapter in Wise County (which I've never fully understood the purpose of) had a little trouble in leadership last month. But it could be worse. Much worse.
- I use garlic salt instead of regular salt.
- Blackhawk helicopters are practicing emergency take offs and landings near the Motor Speedway this morning. Hopefully no Black Hawk Down.
- CBS will put some Ultimate Fighting/Mixed Martial Arts on the television this Saturday night. First time on "regular" prime time TV. We love blood. There will be blood.
- I wonder what happened to this girl that I saw in the Dallas Morning News obits yesterday?

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

let me start, with all the traffic, maybe death by car accident is a natural cause.
conclusion: nothing government can do can keep you safe.

iv been watching Bush vs. McClellen and i think that when the metal meets the meet, Rush was right; "follow the money"

if you go to the book store youll see at least 50 books on "Bush lied people died" and Valeri Plame really didnt out herself, but because its an election yr and the market is right the book will sell and Scott will be a millionare. WOOOOOOOHHHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Uh what does the "8" signify

Other randum thought: that rodeo guy, Andrew Rottner was quoted in the paper over the week-end

Anonymous said...

There Will Be Blood was a snoozfest!

The Happening is getting HORRIBLE reviews from people who have already seen it..........it couldn't be any worse than The Lady In The Water, or whatever that mess of a movie was called.........OR the new Indiana Jones!

Anonymous said...

I live near your New House in Lake Dallas. The lights are never on and we never see any cars in the driveway?

Anonymous said...

The girl who died lost her best friend to a heroin overdose 3 years ago: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spe/2006/heroin/stories/052106dnccoheroinday1.812c302.html

Hate to think she might have met the same fate.

Anonymous said...

BG - the hottie died of a herion overdose. It's a shame.

Anonymous said...

Jackboro's newspaper site is a good one, but they should really work on correcting the names. When you launch the PDF viewer, it still says "Hood County News." If you use their old classified site, it has "Breckenridge American" title.

Anonymous said...

Barry only cares about good looking dead people. Real classy.

bigfan said...

Lake House -
Back in the day, I worked for an ornamental iron company. We installed most of the fence around the property, the main stair structure itself, and the handrail in the master bath two story closet. The house, if you want to call it that, is amazing! the family had three homes on the land that they owned. It included an indoor raquetball court, indoor lap pool, bowling ally, two elevators, indoor greenhouse, i could go on and on. Pretty awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

Scott Mc's book? Why buy it, pad his pockets and read what we've all known for years.

Bush is dumb and will go down as the worst President this country has ever had.

Let's just save our money and believe the truth.

Anonymous said...

Cookie dough is way better than cookies. You need to try macadamia nut and sugar, just as good as chocolate chip. it's like eating ice cream.

That house looks like it needs a good cleaning! Fixer upper no doubt!;)

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna put in a bid for that shack in Lake Dallas. It's good to be the king...PULL!

Anonymous said...

Maybe she's a Jr. fan. Git-er-dun!
Uh, as for the other one - is "Got Wood?" a rhetorical question, or are they tag-teamed? You know, Q&A? Think about it
I'm just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Some twins are better than others. Some twins are better than other girls' mothers.

wordkyle said...

Re: Bush turncoats. There seem to be more of them because a) They get lucrative book deals (McClellan's publisher is affiliated with far-left rag The Nation, and is thick with George Soros;) b) The media give them huge amounts of positive coverage (go back and read the rough treatment given Stephanopoulis and Dick Morris for doing the same thing;) and c) They're all still breathing. (See Foster, Vince; McDougal, James; Brown, Ron et al -- all dead before they could write tell-all books about the Clintons.)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Is that little squaw named poke-me-hannas?

wordkyle said...

Re: the first picture. The Village People sure have changed over the years.

Anonymous said...

The mortgage calculator on your 2nd home cracks me up. Your MONTHLY mortgage payment, just $611,000, or $7.3M annually

At that bargain price, I'll take 2 please.

Anonymous said...

Did you check out your house on Google maps? You can see the whole estate...that's a whole lot of house and land.

I would also like to point out that $75M is only 35M GBP and only about 40M Euros. The weak dollar makes your American homes cheap for Non-Americans. It's like a half price sale.

lovelit said...

Why is it that when you post "hot girls" they're always posing in what appears to be kind of a trashy place?

Shyamalan should stop giving himself parts in his movies...too obvious. But I loved The Village and Signs and will see The Happening (when it comes out on video).

Anonymous said...

In Update yesterday....
ALVORD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT- A Wise County man who witnessed a major traffic accident in Alvord Tuesday night on Business 287 said it happened because a car T-boned a van. Allen Ray Boden was walking down Stadium Drive in Alvord when he witnessed the crash. Boden said the car was probably traveling 70-80 mph before it hit the van. Neither the names of the people involved in the accident nor the extent of their injuries were available, but one person was temporarily trapped in their vehicle. At least one of the injured persons was taken to Wise Regional Health System, according to a report from the sheriff's office. A helicopter was waiting there and flew the patient to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

....that has to be the most generic reporting i have ever seen in the messenger and i have been reading the paper for the last 11 years. do they not go to these accidents anymore? not a single name and it happened 3 days ago. the only comment is by someone not even involved? i dont get it anymore, and my husband worked one on 380 on monday and the messenger never showed up there either.
did some get fired up there or something or is there a new boss that had disregaurded the big news?

RPM said...

On a sad, totally unrelated note, Harvey Korman died today.

June FN Cleaver said...

Understanding There Will Be Blood is all about interpreting the imagery and understanding the symbolism of the plot. It's been a while since I saw it but basically, Daniel Plainview is an angry, sterile man. Note the dry-desert scenes, the pump-jack pumping the ground for a "gusher." He loves that boy until he matures and falls in love. He goes with the fake brother to a whorehouse and does nothing. Plainview is a sterile angry man that goes around greedily "raping" the earth for oil. He and Eli, who seem to be foes, are actually quite similar. Eli is a closet homosexual. He "hides in the cloth." Eli, being sexually frustrated himself, takes it out on his ignorant churchgoers and Plainview. In the end, they both are miserable, unfulfilled, lonely men. Money does not cure misery. What do you think, BG?

Anonymous said...

that house kind of looks like my servants house back in my college days.

Anonymous said...

Viva La Vida? Are you kidding me?The inane title is enough to get on my last nerve.

Anonymous said...

The reviews I've read report there's NOT a twist to The Happening

Anonymous said...

Seldom does any amount of cookie dough live long enough to see the inside of an oven in our house. You call a handful of cookie dough and a Mason Jar of chocolate milk a heart attack starter kit? I call that breakfast! Oww,my pancreas hurts.

Anonymous said...

Hey took your advice and saw In the Valley of Elah...great movie. Scared me but great.

Anonymous said...

Hot Damn! Glad all those Bush expose's are not dead, are we would not have a realistic look at the DoubleUU Admin Crooked Admen.
Thanks Terdie for pointing that out.

Anonymous said...

The Bush's and/or Bush Administration should sue McClellan for slander and lies he told in his book, and just take him to court. Get all of them to testify against the parts or all that is just not true. Get Doobie Bush, D. Cheney, O'l Scooter, Komrad Rove, all of them, Testify under oath, and disclaim all untruths in McCellan's book. That would resolve this Bullshit and all Conservatives would know the REAL truth. Turdy, you Ok with that?

wordkyle said...

Is that the best you guys have to offer? If so, that's pretty sad.

Not having read McClellan's book, here's what I picked up from online sources. 1) McClellan claims he was left out of the loop due to the secrecy of the Bush administration. 2) McClellan then claims to know what was going on behind doors.

The book is a study in contradictions. McClellan wrote: "I still like and admire George W. Bush...I consider him a fundamentally decent person, and I do not believe he or his White House deliberately or consciously sought to deceive the American people." Yet he then goes on to claim precisely the opposite.

I think Bob Dole said it best in his e-mail directly to McClellan: "There are miserable creatures like you in every adminstration who don't have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues," Dole told McClellan. "No, your type soaks up the benefits of power, revels in the limelight for years, then quits, and spurred on by greed, cashes in with a scathing critique."

Anonymous said...

"soaks up the benefits of power"....like, er, Halliburton executives?

"revels in the limelight for years".....like, say, certain flight-suit wearing, chest bumping, neck rubbing, bible thumping former frat boys?

"spurred on by greed, cashes in"....ya mean like um, Bob-little-blue-pill-Dole?

Yeah, I guess that kind of behavior would be kinda bad.

Anonymous said...

Bush Loyalist are not dismayed or concerned about Bush Lies, they are just mad that somebody with knowledge of the administration actually stated what happened and how it really was. Like hard core criminals, not sorry they done it, sorry they got caught.

Shotter Fibby said...

"McClelland didn't mind that Bush was lying to the American people.
He also didn't mind personally lying to us to protect his guilty president. But the minute HE got lied to, he was greatly offended."

Randi Rhodes

wordkyle said...

Halliburton? You're still bringing up Halliburton??

Do you mean the same Halliburton that received no-bid contracts in Bosnia and Kosovo during the Clinton administration? Why no screams about the "benefits of power" they enjoyed in the 90's?

Puh-leeze.

Question: How much space did McClellan give in his book to Richard Armitage, the anti-war, anti-Bush bureaucrat who actually revealed Valerie Plame's CIA role to the press? Answer: About two sentences.

According to Robert Novak: "The book so mimics the Democratic line that Ari Fleischer, McClellan's predecessor as press secretary, asked him last week whether he had a ghostwriter. "No," Fleischer told me that McClellan replied, "but my editor tweaked it."

The bland book proposal McClellan's agent unsuccessfully hawked to publishers early in 2007 is not the volume now in bookstores. How and why McClellan changed is a story so far untold."

wordkyle said...

By the way, what "lies" did Bush supposedly tell the American people? (Careful -- being wrong and lying are two different things.) And of what is the President supposedly guilty? This oft-repeated Liberal mantra deserves some details and authentication -- got some?

How crazed to you have to be to get suspended by Air America? Apparently Randi Rhodes-type crazed.

Anonymous said...

A better question Wordy is what lies or mistruths did McClellan state in his book? For sure being wrong and lying are 2 diff things, but misleading and misrepresentation are pretty much the same. Keep Drinking your "I'm a Right Wing Nut and Can't help Myself" KoolAid. Hannity says this, er, I say this,........

Anonymous said...

I guess McClellan was just "Bushed" and wanted to do something else.