6.24.2008

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


- A list of "new classics" from movies, TV and other stuff. I do love lists. (And if you take a look at it, raise your hand if you've heard of the movie "Crumb".)
- Two people were found shot to death this morning in a car in Dallas. Is it just me, or is violent crime ramping up to a late 1980s to early 1990s like rate?
-Tim was back on Fox 4 News this morning. Good times.
- I think I'm seeing more motorcycles on the road than ever before. I suppose gas prices explain it. Edit: According to The Update, Kevin Burns is was one of those motorcycle riders.
- Don Imus is at it again as he asks about the color of Pacman Adam Jones. But flying under the radar is a shocking rap by Shaq as he throws Kobe Bryant under the bus.
- If you've got a couple of minutes, a huge question mark will form over your head once "Ina" begins talking. For me, it was totally worth it.
- I'm listening to the audio book of "What Really Happened" read by the author, Scott McClellan. He seems like he struggles to read sometime which "ain't good" for an audio book. And, after three chapters, I really haven't learned anything.
- James Dobson is dogging Obama. Dobson used to be much more likable before he tried to turn into Jerry Falwell.
- Official county salaries for FY 2008 as posted on the county's web site. (pdf file).
- The Supreme Court is attention seeking just like the rest of us. Why else would they wait until the very end of its term to release the Second Amendment opinion? That's no coincidence.
- And the court's decision yesterday that the Right To Counsel "attaches" once a person is taken before a magistrate to have his bond set after an arrest is about as insignificant as they come. I'm at a loss to determine its practical implications.
- There's a little dachshund that runs around S. Trinity near College Street in Decatur. It's going to get run over.
- I don't understand the guy that posts the end of the world will occur in 2012 (or whatever that date is --- I can't believe I can't remember when it is.)
- Baseball stat that got my attention: Until last weekend, back up Texas Ranger catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia had allowed 23 consecutive base runners to steal against him.
- For those of you that read People magazine, did you find the pictures of Mario Lopez a bit shocking last week?
- Anybody that posts with the sign off of "Double Fake [insert name]" makes me laugh.
- The two nutcases from the Garland murder (video below) were also interviewed by Rebecca Lopez with Channel 8. Those boys wouldn't shut up.
- And high profile "black on white" crime like the Garland murders sets race relations back ten years in the court of public opinion.
- "Police are investigating why someone shot at the office window of a lawyer running for the Legislature. [Fort Worth] Lawyer Kalandra Wheeler, 29, was not in her office at the Mimi Coffey Law Firm on Thursday night when a shotgun was fired at the window directly behind her desk, according to a police report." I think I've seen Ms. Wheeler at a driver's license hearing.
- Mimi Coffey is a DWI lawyer in Fort Worth. A google search revealed she was honored as "The Most Changed" - presumably from high school.
- I'm serious: I'm not sure the United States will survive another 200 years.
- Amazingly, there was a Big 12 Bass Fishing Tournament last week. (You've gotta be kidding.) Only seven teams participated (Baylor and A&M did not. The Evil Empire did. OU won it.)
- Mother of the Year?

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

No nation/empire has lasted that long. The US will fall just like all the others.

Anonymous said...

poor imus he's caught up in a snatch 22 situation, don't worry imus will be alright....as for the USA surviving 200 more yrs, i'll be shocked if we survive 20 yrs..with all things considered this country is in for major change!!! It's already happening, look around Barry...

Anonymous said...

Aside from Mimi Coffey's fivehead, I can think of two reasons she was voted "Most Changed."

Anonymous said...

well hell I can make more as a Janitor than I can as a secretary in Wise County. That is sad!

Anonymous said...

sorry to say BG but lawyers have had the greatest impact on every aspect of our lives..some may be good laws, however,lawyers make up around 90% of our legislators whom we know really represent BIG MONEY!!..to my way of thinking that is the very essence of corruption...which has caused the downfall of every great empire in the history of the world..

Anonymous said...

"Wow, Mimi has some real issues!"

Double Fake Ina

Anonymous said...

BIG MONEY RULES!!!Not GOD, IMUS, not even BG...

Anonymous said...

I agree, Barry, I always laugh at Double Fake Whatever. Well, all except once (you know which one, Double Fake), but then the Double Fake Brenda Lee apologized so I am his number 1 fan again. Double Fake provides much-needed levity on the occaassions that this blog gets bogged down with way too much meanness and bigotry.
Double Fake's Sincer Fan

Anonymous said...

8:22 janitors work a hell of a lot harder than those glorified knob-polishers who screw off about 65% of the time sending/receiving email and other office and personal bullshit!! so does that help??

Anonymous said...

Crumb - true story - we have a friend who was the photographer for dress rehearsals at the Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth way back when. Once, they put on a play "R. Crumb Comix" and Robert Crumb actually came out and acted in it. Our friend is bringing his photos and slides for us to see on his next trip up to Gawd's Country to visit.

Anonymous said...

Granted the old comment by Imus was wrong,but this whole NEW thing with Imus, about Packman, is pathetic. I loved the part where Packman says "Yes I was offended and upset"! Who gives a flip what Packman thinks anyway? It's good to see that Packman does "think" once in a while though. And how come a black man, ANY black man, can mention race anytime they want to, in any setting, and it's alright, but let a white man mention anything about race and he's a racist? Come to think of it, how come when a group of black men get together to discuss black issues and black pride it's considered something great too, but when more than two white men get together to discuss ANY white and black issues, they are considered racists? Me thinks the Al Sharptons and Jessie Jacksons have accomplished their self benefiting PC goals, to a great degree, hurting ALL of us ( black and white) in the process.

Anonymous said...

9:02: It is amazing that you say that, because in the office I work at I hardly ever see anyone cleaning our office. I do secretarial work (I wish that emails was all I do all day!) and I also help keep our office clean. 9 times out of 10 when we need a janitor for something they are no where to be found. My guess is they are sitting in their areas reading their emails.

Anonymous said...

I have a joke for the cheerleaders. It's so funny they will laugh their tatas off! Never mind. I see they already heard it.

Anonymous said...

I don't like to be all gloom and doom, but I'm right there with you BG. I do not know how the United States can survive another 200 years. One example: What does a nation do with $10 Trillion in debt?

Anonymous said...

umm is something wrong with the District court Judge (13,800) and the District Attorney (14,000) Salary?

Anonymous said...

This from todays Drudge report on December 21 2012

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, June 23 (UPI) -- Thousands of people in the Netherlands say they expect the world to end in 2012, and many say they are taking precautions to prepare for the apocalypse.

The Dutch-language de Volkskrant newspaper said it spoke to thousands of believers in the impending end of civilization, and while theories on the supposed catastrophe varied, most tied the 2012 date to the end of the Mayan calendar, Radio Netherlands reported Monday.

De Volkskrant said many of those interviewed are stocking up on emergency supplies, including life rafts and other equipment.

Some who spoke to the newspaper were optimistic about the end of civilization.

"You know, maybe it's really not that bad that the Netherlands will be destroyed," Petra Faile said. "I don't like it here anymore. Take immigration, for example. They keep letting people in. And then we have to build more houses, which makes the Netherlands even heavier. The country will sink even lower, which will make the flooding worse."

Anonymous said...

Ina - WOW! The question mark over my head took over right away! That totally cracked me up. Who dresses him/her?

wordkyle said...

A thread runs through today's thoughts:

Cause: photos of teenage (?) cheerleaders pointing at their butts; Ina (formerly Ian) "transitioning" from male to female; a defense attorney who may have done a little "transitioning" herself; SBTB's Slater looking like one of the 300....

Effect: various predictions for the end of civilization.

The final sign of the Apocalypse will be the Rangers winning a playoff series. Darkseid will be on the mound for the Rangers.

Denney Crane said...

Here you go taking a shot at a Christian leader…it’s the “IN” thing to do. The biggest difference is Dobson lives his beliefs and O’Bama talks his. One doesn’t have to worry about where Dobson stands on an issue. Oh, but there’s more; let’s inconspicuously defend O’Bama and his beliefs…especially when we aren’t quite sure what they are.

Do you really think James Dobson main concern is to be “likable”? If he did, he would have to give up his beliefs, which he puts before his personal popularity. What did you think would happen?

He knew it wouldn’t be popular to accuse O’Bama by saying, "I think he's deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology," or, "... He is dragging biblical understanding through the gutter."

It was also unpopular when he said he wouldn’t vote for John McCain. But let’s face it, who cares about someone who criticizes McCain, but don’t you dare disagree with Barack unless you want to be attacked!

Dobson does make a fine point and establishes the bottom line to the issue by stating, “What he's trying to say here is unless everybody agrees, we have no right to fight for what we believe."

Talk about un-American…fighting for what you believe in… can’t let him get away with that…

CAN YOU PROVE IT IN A COURT OF LAW? said...

Freakishly funny..laughed out loud!

Double Fake PAT

Anonymous said...

sorry wordturd i only see 1 cheerleader pointing at her butt, that's the black girl with the big butt..

Anonymous said...

i sure hope secretarian violence doesn't break out here like in iraq..

RPM said...

I met Mimi Coffey several years ago. She was hawt.

Anonymous said...

Why do I spy the blackened young lady pointing suggestively to her Gmaxumus and all the others seem to be acting in a more respectful manner?

Where's Imus when ya need him most?

wordkyle said...

207 - Look closer. Keep looking until you find Waldo.

Anonymous said...

Couple of Minutes and a Huge Question Mark Over Your Head... Explained lol


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Fried_(writer)

Anonymous said...

Couple of Minutes - how did the woman doing the interview (who by the way needs more make-up) keep a straight face when Ina started talking????????? OMG - they just went on like, well, like Ina was a GIRL.

Anonymous said...

The Ina clip was produced by CNET televison, based in San Francisco - now you know! It's funnier the second time you play it...

Norm

Anonymous said...

Now there are going to be a bunch of Fake Double Fake posters.

Thanks a LOT Barry!

No Fake Double Fake for Real

Anonymous said...

2:11, that was funny.

Anonymous said...

Ina = ina minute I am going to cut this thang off and be free.

Hawt.

Anonymous said...

"Double Fake's Sincer Fan - I just want to alert you and y'all there are way more than one Double Fakes. Now, we all love the original DF whom ever it is/was, and the inspiration he/she gave us. We will never fail to forget him/her.

And so, thus I will always remain,

Double Fake Merriam Webster
Double Fake Jack Sparrow
Double Fake Billy Redden,
among others

Anonymous said...

Too late for that 2:11 we are just wussier about it.

Anonymous said...

We have the distinction as a nation to expedite our own destruction by not controlling our borders, therefore not controlling illegal immigration. You are correct Barry and you were gracious to use the span of 200 more years.

Anonymous said...

- I don't understand the guy that posts the end of the world will occur in 2012 (or whatever that date is --- I can't believe I can't remember when it is.)

Yeah, I know it's already been said, but google end of the Mayan Calendar dumbass.

Of course the US won't be around another 200 years if the world ends in 2012. And, even if it doesn't, well you can see where we're headed. (Funniest part is we both think we're headed that way for totally opposite reasons).

Anonymous said...

yall are really starting to scare the holy livin shit out me....please stop this madness,you're going to make people start to think they have no reason for living, then what..civil war!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ina needs to pick a gender and stick with it

Double Fake Christine Jorgensen

Anonymous said...

5:45 - awh...... I thought Double Fake Whatever was ONE extremely funny man - I had decided it was a male sense of humor so I thought of Double Fake as a "he".

And you're telling me it's a bunch of different, unrelated, random people? How naive am I? I just assumed since I would never steal that line, no one else would. I don't know whether to be disappointed that there's not just one Double Fake, or happy that there are so many..... I think right now I am going with disappointed. I think I had a virtual crush on him :) Now how can I have a virtual crush on a group of random people?

4:15 - I think you are the original Double Fake - the REAL Double Fake. I'm so confused.

Double Fake's Sincerely Confused and Disappointed Fan

Anonymous said...

Barry, it's evident that you have a serious gay crush on Mario Lopez. Have his poster hung up in your bathroom too?

lovelit said...

Mario Lopez is ick...body very Spartan-like, as suggested by Wordkyle, but the face is all wrong.

And, who knows why the Mayans ended their calendar in 2012; maybe they just got sick of drawing squares.

Anonymous said...

got to go see marla before bed....goodnight dumbasses!!!

Anonymous said...

Shocking? Yes
Gay? Yes

AnObiter said...

I canNOT stand Mario Lopez. I don't care what kind of "six pack" he's packin' -- blech.

You do seem to like him quite a bit, Barry. And it's okaaaaaaaaaaay. Whatever makes your Green go wild. ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm Green with envy.

Anonymous said...

A battle of the Double Fakes has developed, with 5:45 taking credit for two DF's that I posted.

Thanks a LOT Barry...again. I knew this would happen. My Ouija board never lets me down.

Double Fake with Twig & Berries

Anonymous said...

good to know melton cude is making the most money of wise county employees