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6.17.2008

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


- John McCain canceled an appearance with oilman Clayton Williams yesterday after someone finally told McCain about Williams "just lay back and take it" joke from almost 20 years ago. I remembered the incident but I had forgotten the video footage of Williams not shaking Ann Richards hand that I saw on Fox 4. That did not look good.
- For a moment this morning, there was a yellow tint over the sky and landscape that made me think of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
- "We appreciate the fact that you chose to set fire to an unoccupied building at night when the risk was lower, and we will not forget that." - Paul Maldonado, State Fire Marshal, in a news conference yesterday speaking to the unknown arsonist of the Governor's mansion.
- A reporter, after hearing the above comment, said that it appeared that a plea bargain would "be on the table." Note to arsonist: Cops don't plea bargain nor do they have the authority to.
- Looks like some prosecutor in Dallas County got a DWI. It will be interesting to see how DA Craig Watkins handles this. His predecessors would always fire them on the spot. But, as you may have noticed, he's a bit kinder and gentler. (And Tarrant County always gives second chances.) Edit: FrontBurner has pictures. Extra edit: He has resigned.
- I think Arab convenience store workers in Wise County are more likely to ask you small talk questions than other clerks.
- I've never been in that Boston's Pizza (or whatever it is) off I-35 near Western Center Boulevard in Fort Worth.
- I think I constantly make a reference to "Western Center Boulevard."
- And in Richardson, it looks like some lady was chopped to pieces in a possible "drug deal gone bad." When the local news won't exactly describe what was done to her because it's "too gruesome", it probably is.
- This is the 14th anniversary of the O.J. Simpson car chase. I remember it being a Friday night and I had just came in from water skiing on Lake Bridgeport. That was surreal. And I think the NBA Championship was going on and that network went with "picture in a picture" technology.
- Speaking of, you never see "picture in a picture" advertised much, if at all, any more.
- I received a new wallet as a gift. Now I have to get rid of my 15 year old wallet - which I gladly did.
- It drives me nuts that the Feds are prosecuting Lori Drew in the cyber bullying case, and it drives me nuts every time I see the suicide victim's mother on TV. Does she want to take some responsibility for raising a 13 year old daughter that decided to kill herself simply because of what someone wrote to her?
- Still haven't watched Recount.
- I remember playing golf with a group of guys (at, of all place Tenison Park in Dallas) the year before Tiger Woods turned pro. All three of them proclaimed, "Wait until he has to play with the big boys." I figured they were right.
- I bet it's easier writing "Random Thoughts" than it is the Wise County Messenger Update.
- I hate smoking as much as the next guy, but why does the public idly sit by as the government in Dallas tells a private bar on private land that it cannot let private citizen smoke on a cigarette which is a legal product?
- I don't know who WordKyle is. (People ask me that a lot.)
- Hey, I'm as frustrated as you that Britney Spears has cut back on her crazy clothes wearing paparazzi pics.
- Ok, the newly opened 380 between Bridgeport and Decatur is great. But when are they going to raise the speed limit to something above 55?
- I've gone over a year without back pain, but I felt a twinge this morning. Makes me nervous.
- Everybody is still moaning about the Guantanamo Bay Supreme Court decision but all the complaints all have the same theme: "I can't believe we are giving rights to terrorists." That's the problem: We are assuming they are terrorists and the Court is just asking the government to come forward with some proof to back that up. Seems reasonable to me.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

oj simpson..perfect example of why blacks and whites will never be able to live in harmony.i believe that case set back race relations between blacks and whites for many years.

Anonymous said...

Bostons is the bomb!

Anonymous said...

Geez Barry........not only does this girl in your photo look all of 15.......she's not even pretty!

gern blansten said...

Gee, Barry, you sure seem to be calling out wordkyle a lot lately. Where's the love? lol...
I think he's just a guy that enjoys reading the blog and enjoys a good debate.

Jarhead said...

Not really a Clayton Williams fan, but I wouldn't have shaken Ann Richards hand either. Mighta got a little "crazy liberal biatch" on him. And that stuff doesn't wipe off very easily ~ you have to use gasoline.

Anonymous said...

One time when I was 25 my girlfriend and I drove back from Oklahoma naked one night.

We laughed a lot.

wordkyle said...

Rather an oversimplification of the Guantanamo Bay decision. The detainess (or their lawyers; Detainees are represented by the horrendously Liberal "Center for Constitutional Rights") will be able to call government officials as witnesses in each and every case, as well as those witnesses in Iraq or Afghanistan who turned them in. They will also be able to subpoena classified material, which information can then be transmitted to our enemies.

The Supreme Court also overruled the two other branches of government. Congress had passed a law designed to conform to the blueprint the Supreme Court had handed them the last time the GB case had come before it. The current Supreme Court violated the whole "checks-and-balances" philosophy, and their own precedent, by overruling that law. (Note: All the "defeat for Bush" headlines are misleading. It was Congress's legislation that was defeated.) In addition to "giving rights to terrorists," the SCOTUS ignored legal precedent.

Their inconsistency is the whole reason for the importance of precedent. That notion is to prevent activist judges from imposing their political opinion on the legal system. The legal system is designed by the Constitution and by Congress. The Supreme Court violated the tenet of precedent and abrogated the legislative function of Congress.

Ultimately, the decision for the safety of all of us was decided by five unelected lawyers.

Anonymous said...

I did not know OJ moved to Richardson.

Anonymous said...

anybody got a paper bag...yuck!!!

Anonymous said...

9:42 were yall stoned?

Anonymous said...

Remember this is a rigt wing appointed Supreme Court. Maybe they have been embarassed by W's trampling of the constitution.

Yes, it is hard to "give rights" to people we don't like, but that's America.

Simple truth: If the gov can imprision them without due process they can eventually do it to you and me.

Scan the FT Telegram re the number of so called terrorist imprisioned at GTMO simply because someone turned them in to get even. Yes there are some who deserve GTMO.

Let's let the courts decide instead of a politician with motives.

Anonymous said...

How many Japanese and Italians were imprisoned during WWII by a democrat president without legal representation? Alot of these people were legal citizens and not captured on the battlefield.

Anonymous said...

My favorite Al Bore quote to date was of him endorsing Obammy."If you like T's in your BLT, elections matter. Even our dogs and cats know that elections matter." This sews up my vote for the Messiah because he is going to eliminate salmonella.

Anonymous said...

9:47 nope,we thought it would be fun so we did it.

bigfan said...

I bet R&R really hate's this picture. She's probably cringing, and dreaming up "Get even with the man" plots as we speak!

Anonymous said...

I remember the OJ chase also while at a bar in Newark and his driver was on the phone to the police telling them that OJ had a gun to his head and a chant went out, "Pull the trigger, nigger."

Anonymous said...

David Walker has gained weight since I last saw him.

Anonymous said...

Saw a 70 MPH sign going up on 380 just west of Decatur this morning. So, maybe soon.....

Anonymous said...

Barry, do you like the smell of the new leather wallet? There's just something about leather isn't there!

Anonymous said...

I saw the same sign doin 80 a few minutes ago.

Anonymous said...

OJ better thank god he was not in texas.we would have fried his no-good black ass.most likley texas cops would have killed him and his accomplice AC.tx cops would not have allowed them to drive to his house..remember he was a fugitive on a double murder warrant and armed with a firearm...what do you think texas cops would do????

Anonymous said...

McCain distancing himself from Clayton Williams, Limbaugh distancing himself from McCain and Wordkyle writing a book?

It just can't get any better than this.

M&M said...

The guantanamo thing, to me, is sticky. I don't think it's like the japanese in ww2, because we were in a declared war. I like it that if they are terrorists or even enemy combatants, I want them locked up. I also don't see anything wrong with the charges against them being brought forth and perhaps some evidence, but I don't think they should be handled by civilian courts. I think it should be handled by the military.

Barry, I agree on the smoking issue. I have never smoked and don't like it when people smoke around me, but I sure don't like the government telling private business owners how to run their business. I, as a non-smoker, can always walk and go somewhere else.
This was brought up in the Decatur city council by Ron Westbrook, but the council put it on hold for now. Could be a future issue right here soon.

Anonymous said...

Eminem, In case you haven't heard, Al Queada has declared war on the US. I know you probably don't know this from watching "The View".

Anonymous said...

12:48, O'Bammy distancing himself from his spiritual mentor of 20 years, his mother and grandmother, Rezko and that Vanilla Ice preacher. Stay tuned because it's gonna get a whole lot better. He is going to need a bigger bus to throw people under. Not to mention he just recieved the kiss of death. The endorsement of Al Gore, who endorsed Howard Dean and John Kerry. You couldn't write a better script for disaster for the party of unity.

wordkyle said...

1248 - Actually I'm working on my eighth book.

BTW, there is no "Limbaugh distancing himself from McCain" because Rush has been anti-McCain for years.

RPM said...

Man, you just gotta love the "human rights are only for us good white folks" mentality around here.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle, you can't count your children's books. Although your scathing treatise "My Pet Goat" enthralled the Dubya!

Anonymous said...

I still can't find "Blood Debt" on Amazon, Wordbyle. What's the deal?

wordkyle said...

Sorry guys. You're barking up the wrong tree. Find other bait.

"Blood Debt" is still in revision. Novels take longer to write than non-fiction. Thanks for your interest.

Anonymous said...

Novels thake longer to write that non-fiction? Finally, you have said something that makes sense. No wonder Coulter can crank out those books.

Anonymous said...

That officer sure has a "I can't wait to get her in my patrol car" look on his face. Hell, he may be an ExMarine, and this girl deserves some punishment...

Anonymous said...

Jarhead is not a Claytie fan. I wonder if he voted for him.............

Anonymous said...

Likely Ann Richards wouldn't have shaken hands with you either Jarhead - she could have sensed that you were like the Iranians who wipe their rear ends with their hands.

By the way, Richards was a class act.

Anonymous said...

Renember in Toxic Avenger 2 when the goons from Apocalypse Corp. came to shut down the school for the blind? Well,there was about 20 of those guys and none of them fired a shot! Toxie even ate one of their guns. I think it would have been more realistic if at least a couple had popped some come caps at Toxie because he could take it.

Anonymous said...

I saw Governor Richards once at Sam Houston State not long after she left office. It was after a speech and she was driving herself in a Towncar. She had to look through the steering wheel. It was cute.

Anonymous said...

Recurrent back pain in the absence of an injury is usually related to stress. The patient may not even realize it. Do the things that help you relax.

Anonymous said...

I dig girls like that. A nice body but ugly as homeade soap without looking like a monster. They are usually cool to be around because they had to develop a sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

Part of the plan at Guantanomo is to destroy these guys mentally so even if they are released they'll be less of a threat.

Jarhead said...

Not true. I don't wipe my rear at all.

Anonymous said...

I really don't care that much for you jar, but you DO post the cutest graphics! The changes are enjoyable. Now if you could just influence the blog owner to change his photo.

:-)

Anonymous said...

where's that shinbox divito?

Jarhead said...

Well, that's not telling me much, 12:16. What can I do to win your affections?

What is it that you don't like? My political views? We can get past that. Let's build bridges instead of tearing them down like so many on this blog love to do. Let's blog on a platform of change instead of blogging as usual.

Let's be a shining example to the Land of Dairy Queen that we can all get along despite our differences and engage in civil discourse instead of resorting to childish name-calling and other Romper Room tactics.

What do you say, anonymous 12:16?

Let's be friends.

Your pal,
Jarhead