6.17.2008

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


- The "hey, now" above might be a teacher who ran off with a 14 year old student. Maybe.
- I wonder how many people at ExxonMobile actually set the wholesale price of gas? Three? Ten? One?
- Man, someone went off on me about my Decatur Assault In Front Of Marine Office post yesterday. I never understand why people go so nuts over words.
- I started watching AFI's top 10 movies in 10 categories last night. It started out great, but it was slanted towards some very old and very obscure movies. (All lists here.)
- WBAP's Mark Davis says that Obama is 100% "unelectable"
- Sixty three people were blown to bits in Baghdad yesterday. John McCain doesn't mind if we are there for another 100 years. And, uh, Obama is "unelectable?"
- Bud Kennedy of the Star Telegram points out today that a company that provides food for Wise and Tarrant County jails was involved in an ugly bribery case in Potter County. Wise County might be rethinking that relationship.
- That expanding ad at the top of the Star Telegram home page is driving me insane.
- There was a DWI trial in the Wise County Court at Law on Monday which was weird because I wasn't involved in it. But I heard it ended in a 4-2 hung jury. And from what I also heard, it looked like a "horrible" defense jury because a probation officer and a cop from Grapevine were on it.
- Began watching the first 30 minutes of the first episode of the first season of The Wire last night on DVD. Oh, man -- It's great. I love stuff that feels "authentic" and this feels that way big time.
- Latest crazy dream from last night: Cops wanted me to sell drugs to a buddy and laid their guns on the table as they explained it would be in "my best interest." I didn't and the next thing I know there was gunfire busting out in a hotel lobby. (I wonder if that had anything to do with The Wire?)
- From what I can tell, there was a crazy attempt to execute Charles Dean Hood out of Collin County. Stay with me here: Around 5:00 p.m., a district judge in Collin County "withdrew" the death warrant. Prosecutors immediately appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeals who overturned that ruling (they stayed open past 5:00?) and then the Supreme Court got involved and, less than an hour before midnight, cleared the way for the execution. But the "death warrant" was set to expire at midnight (huh?) and the guy holding all the death chemicals for Texas didn't have time to follow all the "protocol." So Gov. Perry granted a 30 day reprieve so the execution could be done correctly. Incredible.
- That case has received a lot of media attention lately when the condemned killer's lawyers accused the district judge who presided over his case, Sue Holland, of sleeping with the elected DA at the time of the trial. (The second trial case I was ever involved in was a civil suit tried in front of Holland - I don't think she was sleeping with anyone back then.)
- Pin sold at Texas Republican Convention: "If Obama is President ... will we still call it The White House?" Picture. The vendor has been banned and the Republican Party has expressed "shock." Riiiiggggghhhhhttttt.
- I'd visit a Spider Monkey Park.
- That crazy midget Mexican who dresses up as Hilary Clinton has released another youtube video. (Language warning.) But the guy in the "Machine mask" doesn't make an appearance which limits its typical family appeal.
- We'd all be a lot smarter if we watched the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, etc.
- Texas Justice: Dallas County is having a budget shortage so county commissioners are asking misdemeanor judges to get more fines in the criminal cases. Incredible, again.
- I keep forgetting about that gal rowing across the Pacific Ocean. She's on day 24.
- Tim Russert's son was interviewed by Matt Lauer on Monday on The Today Show. The son, a recent college graduate, seemed oddly composed. And Matt Lauer is the best in the business.
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37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have watched the history channel, the discovery channel, the science channel, etc. since I was able to. Therefore I must be smarter than you and since I disagree with most of your opinions on this blog your opinions must be wrong! All hail B.G. the leader of the underground.

GiGi said...

"I'd visit a Spider Monkey Park" changed my morning. You are the best. But that phrase is going to drive me crazy all day.

Anonymous said...

one thin for sure mark davis is 90% wrong 100% of the time...black gold on tru tv at 9pm tonite..thats the old court tv channel..

wordkyle said...

BG, you pulled a typical Liberal trick. You imply that McCain wants people to be blown to bits for 100 years. Naughty, naughty lawyer.

In context McCain compares his idea of America's relationship with Iraq to our relations with Japan and South Korea -- peaceful allies of America (and where there has been an American military presence for 60+ years.)

Is an ongoing long-term peaceful relationship with an ally a bad goal?

Our Liberal host implies so.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha, peaceful allies, wordkyle? One nation we nuked and successfully rebuilt. We're successful in rebuilding Iraq...how? And South Korea was defended against a credible threat to its existence, plus they have artillery pointed at Seoul. In other words, a reason to be there. That compares to Iraq...how?

And about the person that went off on Barron, the internet is serious business.

gern blansten said...

OK, you liberals in here, lemme tell you something about us conservatives:

While yes, there may be racists in the republican party, it's NOT part of the platform, just like it isn't part of the democratic platform. People are people, and either you can change them or you can't. I myself am not opposed to Obama because he is black. I am opposed to him because he is:
1. A liar
2. A liberal who wants to spend/tax us to death
3. INEXPERIENCED
4. The champion of those who also want the government to save us all, while for years it has pathetically come short of its goal, dems and pubs alike.

I've seen him mention it here before, but ask wordkyle about the "global tax" obama wants the U.S. to pay to the United Nations ABOVE AND BEYOND what we already do. The UN hates the USA and wants to do everything to bring us down to the level of all the other poor, struggling countries, and obama is playing right into their hands. Meanwhile, we have a serious crisis in energy, and the liberals don't want us drilling anywhere where a sparrow might be harmed. But, I digress.

Racism is an individual person issue, not a "group" issue. Barry, don't lump all of us in with those hate mongers to do think race is important, because we shouldn't be lumped in with them.

Anonymous said...

A number of those movies being old and obscure? Come on, Barry, your movie watching career is VERY incomplete if you think some of those movies are "obscure"!! I guess I'll have to work on your movie "education" some more when I get the chance!

Anonymous said...

Matt Lauer is the best? LOL

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle - Iraq is NOT comparable to South Korea in any important way. Even you should know better.....& I think you do.

Anonymous said...

No movie category for war, musicals or horror or "road" pictures. The Natural, Grease, Close Encounters, Jaws????? who are these movie pickers, anyway.

Anonymous said...

McCains reference to the next 100 years has been taken out of context in my opinion. His son is over there fighting and no he doesn't have a "cush" job because of Daddy. If you will all remember from the History Channel, Military Channel, or those other Channels that will make you smart, John McCain was a P.O.W. for seven years. When the Communist found out his father was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy they were going to release him as a jester of good will. McCain told the Viet-Cong the only way he would go home is if every P.O.W. in that camp went with him. Needless to say, he stayed there a while. Say what you will, McCain is a Maverick, he calls B.S. when he see's it and hear's it, from BOTH sides of the isle. Some see him as a fence jumber, I see him as doing what is right regardless of what either side thinks about it. Besides, he's not a smooth, talking, handsome, kennedy like, guy. McCains already been to Hell and back with the Viet-Cong and he's proved himself. If you're impressed by appearence vote for Obama, If your impressed by gut's, knowledge and fairness vote for McCain. When Obama wants to create a new tax for us to pay, in order to assist third world countries pay off their debt, don't bitch, you voted for him. People are to caught up in Obama's "Saviour Retoric". Let's see how much he knows at the debates if the media doesn't pitch him softballs as they have done all along.

Bulldog said...

Top 10 sports movies and no "Major League?"
You kiddin me?

I'm just sayin.

Anonymous said...

gern blansten, how was Bush "experienced"?

Jarhead said...

I'm not a racist (spelled it right again, Anobiter!). I know lots of black people.

Anonymous said...

Barry,
If words don't mean things (ie I never understand why people go so nuts over words.), then why did it bother you enough to write about a response to words?

Fact is, words mean things. Else, anyone could say anything about anybody and there would be no consequences.

wordkyle said...

845 - It's hard to explain without sounding condescending -- 1) South Korea and Japan are our allies; 2) We have maintained a military presence in those countries for 60+ years; 3) America has a peaceful coexistence with them.

McCain wishes to establish the same sort of relationship with Iraq.

917 - You express a very definite opinion, but avoid details. Let me explain my opinion: 1) Iraq (like South Korea) is geographically near countries who are anti-American -- and have been since well before the Iraq war; 2) An Iraqi government which views America as a friend (as in South Korea) provides us with a strategic ally in a geographically favorable place; 3) If America establishes a military presence in a friendly Iraq (such as we have done in South Korea,) that presence may dissuade other countries from trying to topple said government.

There are more legitimate comparisons, but what's the point? It's pearls before swine.

If you have valid arguments to support your opinion that "Iraq is not comparable to South Korea," please elucidate.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle, you're avoiding answering the question.

I'll lay it out for you since you're playing naive.

South Korea: Attacked by North Korea. They asked, we helped.

Iraq: Attacked by the US. Did not ask to be attacked.

Actually wordkyle, you are right. North Korea attacked South Korea under the guise of a counterattack. We attacked Iraq under the guise of WMDs. So yes, we have a lot in common with North Korea. Oh, wait...

wordkyle said...

1019 - Tricky tricky Liberal. My post was on one topic, and you detour completely away from that topic. Then you accuse me of naivete. I guess weasels can't help weaseling.

I've dealt with the Iraq war, reasons and justifications for it, etc., ad nauseam. Briefly, the question Liberals never want to answer is What could the consequences have been if we had not gone into Iraq?

Terrorist attacks that don't happen (e.g.,"the last seven years of the Bush Presidency") don't make it into the newspapers. Blathering Liberal second-guessers do.

Anonymous said...

Word Kyle? Is this you?

Anonymous said...

I think McCain 2000 should debate McCain 2008! It's like two completely different people.

wordkyle said...

1058 - All I'll say is that the internet's a funny place.

Anonymous said...

Barry, your words are critically important and weigh a great deal when you are standing in front of a jury. How about the way you speak in front of your mother? Did you ever read To Kill A Mockingbird? Miss Maudie says, "Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets." Why should location change the importance of your words?

Anonymous said...

9:28 - I can certainly understand why McCain did not want to be released as a "jester." People might have laughed at him.

M&M said...

Matt Lauer is the best? Come on.

I'm not certain like Mark Davis, but I hope Obama is unelectable. We can't afford him, we can't afford what we're doing presently, we surely can't afford his trillions of $ programs he wants. I listened to a speech of his over the weekend, taking notes etc, and he is so historically inaccurate, I can't believe it. He needs to go back to US history 101. His math is horrible, because the numbers he throws out don't add up. What a joke!

Anon 10:19 You are not talking about the same thing. You are talking about why we went in to Iraq, not a long term presence there.

Anonymous said...

That little mexican midget is disgusting. What do people find funny about this little mutant. I cringe every time I see him. Makes me want to vomit.

M&M said...

I liked the Decatur Assault story you wrote, Barry. Who would of thunk it would create such a firestorm.

Anonymous said...

C'mon...can't we all just git along? You all are like a bunch of school yard bullies on the internet, but probably more like a classroom sissy face to face.

There, I said it!

Anonymous said...

Come on everyone let's have fun and enjoy our internets.

Anonymous said...

That can't be WordKyle 1058. It had the word "Humorist" in the description. Wordfull is about as much humorist as Brit Hume, William Kristol, or George Will.
Ha Ha. They are so funny.
Word's fellow writer Al Franken describes Will (and fitting them all) as "Grim Faced, Conservative."
I am still laughing my butt off about "Humorist."

Anonymous said...

check this out on you tube
www.ImVotingRepublican.com

gern blansten said...

by the way, are you libs using just 1 or 2 squares of toilet paper like your idol cheryl crow suggested several months ago? If not, tsk, tsk...

AnObiter said...

Good job, Jar.

Pashmina.

Anonymous said...

4:50, The true liberal weenies like TxSheehan are using just 1 square. And that's the reason to avoid them at all costs. Stay upwind from them.

Anonymous said...

full of shit today,still full of shit tommorrow!!bho will be elected,too much momentum and still growing. our country has CHANGED already in many ways compared to just a very few years ago. we are on fast track to one-world-order folks..be prepared for more changes....

Anonymous said...

This is just somethin I thought of, if you take Al Franken + Stein you have Al Frankenstein.

Pretty scarey huh?

Anonymous said...

Not as scarey (your spelling) as you are with a voter registration card retardstein.

Anonymous said...

Just one more way to make killing somebody a little more cruel and unusual.