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5.13.2008

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


- "Kaptain Robbi Knievel" will jump a bunch of Hummers at the Motor Speedway next month. Saw him on the news last night - dumb as a box of rocks.
- A" longtime priest of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas resigned Tuesday from his new post at St. Michael the Archangel Church in McKinney amid complaints about his past participation with an Internet site for gay priests." That sentence makes my head hurt.
- But I think the Baptists need to trick up their church names a bit. Maybe, the Mark the Disciple of Jesus Immersed in the Jordan Baptist Church of Flatwood.
- Our jury cards used to have potential jurors fill out their religious affiliations. Baptist was oftentimes spelled as "Babtist" by lots of folks.
- The Rangers are 13-5 over the last 18 games. Don't get your hopes up. And from the number of empty seats on television, not many people are.
- "American Gangster" is very good but not great. But I'm not done with it yet.
- I've rented "Grizzly Man" again so I can once again enjoy the magic.
- The government told us last month that one of the girls taken into custody from the FLDS was a minor and pregnant. Now they say "Uh, nope. Our bad." Government incompetence or Government lies. Take your pick.
- Various local newscasts were covering people camping out to get season football tickets for Southlake Carroll this morning. Why don't they take some of their gold bullion and build a bigger stadium?
- Speaking of Southlake, heard one local church gave out a gift certificate last Sunday to a high tone spa in Southlake.
- The presidential election will be interesting. Will America put aside years of racism to elect a black man or will it settle for a George Bush third term? But it was funny to see the right wing go nuts two days ago when McCain spoke against "global warming."
- Google Maps, which I love, is incorporating real estate listings. To see it even in the Decatur area, go here and click on "show search options" at the top. It's far from complete,

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Four more years of Bush! A hundred years in Iraq. Not a pleasant thought, but yet how can you explain judgement of man who listened to Wright for 20 years.

I love the accusations of racism. Yet, anybody remember the crucifiction of Don Imus for one program not 20 years of programs.

Being black is not a disqualifer, but it doesn't exempt you from close examination either........
And it doesn't make you a racist if you do look closely.

Bottom line, America is screwed

Anonymous said...

Don Imus has been a racist for 20 years, not just one show. He just finally let it slip.

Anonymous said...

Re: priest resignation - you conveniently omitted the part that the website was for support of gay priests in a celibate lifestyle.

As we all know there are issues with gay/lesbian ministers in other religions as well.

I'm sure a celibate lifestyle is something you could adhere to.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the other alternate spelling of Baptist--Batist!

Anonymous said...

Uh.......Is it my mistake or is that 15-year-Myley Cyrus in that photo (I'm not into pop culture, so I concede it may be someone else).

So......anyone who votes against Obama is a racist????

What if they find his views incredibly SCARY (as I do)?

Anonymous said...

I don't think America will elect a partial white guy who happens to have the most liberal voting record in the senate, follows a rascist, American hating preacher, who is friends with a homegrown terrorist, has business dealings with a crook, and whose wife wants people not to aspire to the luxuries of upper middle class that she enjoys.

Anonymous said...

Certainly not holding my breath about the Rangers' recent winning stretch, but I am keeping my fingers crossed. Maybe they have finally figured out that they can actually compete, and as Mark McLemore kept saying on the post-game last night, it can be contagious.
Also, perhaps Nolan Ryan has had a positive influence on the team (and on the ownership/GM). Could it be that they have determined that a group of hungry call-ups have as good a chance as a bunch of cast off rent-a-players?
If they can keep the starting rotation cobbled together they might have a chance at taking the AL West

Anonymous said...

I think B. Hussein would make a fine President of all 58 states.

Anonymous said...

Poor Miley, she has to wear those nasty hand-me-down ho boots of Britney! Looks like she following in her footsteps.

wordkyle said...

The government couldn't even accurately tell if the girl was pregnant or not?

There's your nationalized healthcare.

TL said...

I was a huge Evil Knievel fan when I was a kid, but seeing old footage now, he was an idiot, and his son Kaptain Robbie Knievel is a "Tool".................

wordkyle said...

Hey, quick question. How long before George W. Bush gets blamed for the earthquake in China?

Anonymous said...

He's already been blamed for the earthquake and cyclone. That is one powerful man. Don't mess with W.

Jarhead said...

Kyle,

Blaming the China earthquake on the Bush administration should be coming along any day now. Especially with the new development of the potential dam failures. Somehow that'll be Bush'd fault.

This guy is already tangentially blaming the Myanmar cyclone and any future natural disasters on Bush.

Anonymous said...

I can name many reasons for not voting for Sen Obama and not a single one of them has anything to do with race. Why do self-proclaimed progressives assume everyone is a bigot except liberals?

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't vote for Obama due to the mere fact he doesn't get it, not because he's black.
I would however vote for Condi Rice because she does get it and not because she's black.
A majority of blacks will say Obama didn't get elected because he's a black man. That shows their true ignorance. With the state this County's in I don't give a crap what color our next President is, just get us back to the center.
One nice thing about being an American, you can run for President with very little experience and not knowing sh#t from Shinolah about anything. The biggest problem is, Obama will get votes for the same reason Oprah is voting for him, because he's Black. You talk about "tired head", blacks believe whites won't vote for him because he's black when the truth is Whites look at his record and inexperience. Black will vote for him because he is black and can't tell you sh#t about his record. That's some scary stuff. If he's not elected I hope we have the national guard on standby because it's gonna be nuts.

Anonymous said...

Baptists need to "trick" up their church names?

Come on, Barry, they already have. Most of the no name churches are Baptist in nature.

Get rid of name, pack em' in.

It's the trend.

Poor Methodists!......so behind the times.

Anonymous said...

If I don't vote for Hillary does that make me sexist?

Anonymous said...

To Anon: 2:17 Not voting for Hilary makes you smart

Anonymous said...

How many "good Christians" against gays being in church have either 1) had premarital relations or 2) also engaged in either O or A sex or 3) had multiple partners or 4) been divorced or 5) looked at porn or etc. etc. any number of deviant sins according to the very religion they prop themselves up with to fight gays in their church?

Anonymous said...

8:39 I guess Stevie Wonder is also against blacks....he said "nappy headed boy" in a song. Black hair is nappy by nature, and you know those girls call themselves "hos" to each other....

Anonymous said...

7:41 - good points and this is exactly why many are turned off by organized religion where "selective" sins are targeted.

What is baffling is all these churches popping up everywhere.

We can't worship compatibly, so we gather up a bunch of disgruntled likeminded folks and build another church.

Anonymous said...

As a child in the early 50's I picked cotton along with fine black people. I ate meals in their homes. They watched after me when my drunk father was not there to protect me. I clawed my way up and got a college education. In the military I had a black roommate by choice. After our discharge we both ended up back in Texas. He was invited into my family's home for Thanksgiving dinner. Later my career put me in a position to enter into service contracts with the best qualified person. Often that person was black (data showed it happened at a higher percentage rate than the percentage of African Americans vs. white Americans trained in that skill). However, I never invited a person into my home because he was black. I never hired a contractor because they were black (even though my superiors wanted me to. I just handed them a copy of the Cheryl Hopwood decision and hoped they would fire me). I will not be such a racist to consider a person inferior because of the color of their skin and feel that they must be given a job or voted for because they can't compete. And I sure as hell will not vote for a black for president to "set racism aside". I do wonder if Obama's longtime membership in a racist church is not indicative of his beliefs. I will vote for the person most qualified to run the country just as I voted for former Mayor Ron Kirk to run the City of Dallas. I don't think Obama is qulified to run anything.