7.10.2008

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • I get Tired Head when I hear the radio announce it's 80 degrees at 7:00 a.m.
  • Someone sent me a link to a pole dance instructional video on youtube. That lady is a better athlete than I ever was.
  • Former local district judge John Lindsay used to refer to exotic dancers as "go go girls."
  • Former weather gal Rebecca Miller has been filling in for Hal Jay on WBAP this week. That lady is more of a beating than he is.
  • There was a guy in Garland who was having copper stolen off of his air conditioner units on the roof of his business. So he had his son camp out on the roof last night and, guess what, he kills a guy who allegedly came to steal more copper. Seems a little extreme.
  • The Dallas Observer article on The Ticket's Hardline breakup may be one of the most fascinating things I've ever read.
  • "Lost Dog" flyers stabled stapled to telephone polls poles depress me. (Edit: Yep, that was bad.)
  • It seems that if a guard rail gets damaged on a highway that TxDOT immediately puts out cones and signs that say "Guardrail Damage Ahead." Like we would plan on hitting the guardrail if we weren't warned of the damage?
  • Biggest complaint of the police from my clients: "They didn't read me my rights." Response: "They don't have to unless they are taking a statement from you."
  • I bought a college football magazine at the self check out line in Walmart last night. (Me loves me some self check out lines.) The purchase was flagged because it needed "store approval." I have no idea why. Not a single girly picture in it.
  • Incredible: Some 18 year old kid gets locked up and had his picture plastered all over the local news yesterday when the Lake Worth police claim he delivered cookies to them laced with marijuana and LSD. Then yesterday the Medical Examiner's office said, "Uh, nope. Nothing wrong with the cookies." But they still haven't let the kid go. (Sheesh.) And I wonder if WBAP's Mark Davis will apologize for calling the kid a "punk" yesterday.
  • Every now and then you'll see a flatbed trailer go down the road with a totally wrecked vehicle being hauled on it. I always want to know what happened to the wrecked vehicle and if the driver was seriously hurt.
  • Dark prediction: I bet we will hear of Paul Harvey's death sometime in the next six months. (He hasn't been on his little radio show in months.)
  • In crimes that are real, a high ranking Wise County law enforcement official sent me this link this morning. It doesn't have anything to do with Wise County, but it is pretty shocking. Baby launching is bad.
  • I was an emergency fill in speaker at the Decatur Lion's Club yesterday. Topic: The Blog. Number of people in audience that knew what I was talking about: Probably four. Awkwardness level: High.
  • The headline on the Drudge Report yesterday afternoon concerned comments that Jesse Jackson made about Obama. The headline read: "Cut His N**s Out". I that were a Wheel Of Fortune puzzle, I would have failed. I had no idea what the offending word was. I finally figured it out this morning.
Edit: Copper thief referenced above was not carrying a weapon. Nice.

84 comments:

Anonymous said...

There will be a Lemonade Stand setup on the square this Saturday benefitting the Amy Whinehouse fund. All proceeds will be used to purchase her a Lady Norelco and have it shipped to her in England via UPS (the sooner the better). This will hopefully assist her in "sprucing-up" home base.
I realize this is in no way relevant to anything on the blog this morning but thought I would just mention it.

Anonymous said...

yea BG..the sign thing is kinna funny, reminds me of a sign the hwy. workers used a long time ago, it read SLOW MEN WORKING..those signs no longer exist, but anytime i see hwy workers, i always say "there's them slow men working:!!!

Anonymous said...

As to "80 degrees in AM"--that's why I'm getting ready to go to Colorado for two weeks!

As to "Pole dancer"--she also has a tatoo where I guess you don't have one!

As to "Lions Club"--the Decatur Rotary Club would probably understand your talk better, because we're WAY younger, cooler, and hip! (Does the use of the word "hip" make me uncool?)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it against the law to threaten a presidential candidate?

Will the Secret Service come knocking on Jesse Jackson's door?

Anonymous said...

"Lost Dog" flyers stabled (stapled"?)to telephone polls ("poles"?)depress me.

Anonymous said...

the only thing that was extreme was the poor kis having to sleep/try to sleep on that hot-assed roof while trying to protect his family and their property...it was a crying shame though, i think one got away!! that BG is a crying shame....

Anonymous said...

I think when it gets right down to the nut-cuttin...Jessie might have gotten a big shock to find BHO had no nuts to begin with!!!

Anonymous said...

If the Secret Service came knocking on Jesse Jackson's door, he would probably still claim he's being racially discriminated against! Everything is about "race" for JJ, so that makes him a racist, in my definition.

Anonymous said...

The tainted cookies? Not so much. The kid was doing community service as verified by MADD.
The drug test showing "drug tainted" or "drug laced"? Just some ignorant ass cops bumbling around with field kits long known for being wildy inaccurate.
Before you jump to defend the police on this one- I don't have a problem with them overall but,they are not chemists,nurses,lawyers or your friends.
How many lives ruined with this nonsense?
You better wake up!
That could have been you or your kid.
And if you don't think so you just haven't lived long enough or had your eyes open long enough to know better!

Anonymous said...

so what are your rights when stopped, and the cop starts asking questions?

Anonymous said...

all i can say is lucky that kid didn't show up at dpd with them there cookies!!!

Anonymous said...

i'm only gone say this 1 more time..90% of the time MARK DAVS IS 100% WRONG...hell a broke clock is right twice a day!!!!

Anonymous said...

can davis be held liable $$$,$$$.00??? tellusbg..

Anonymous said...

My long dead aunt was an exotic dancer at clubs along Jacksboro Highway way back in the day. There were strip clubs and casinos there then- 30-40s I think was the time frame.

She was my dads favorite sister

She was fantastically ugly and at the time of her death she weighed over 350 lbs. She died of an enlarged heart at 36.

All the women where she danced were 'plus sized' Although I think they were called 'queen sized' then.

I have a picture of her hanging in the hallway. I admire her though she was dead many,many years before I came along. She did what she wanted with her life and didn't make apologies. I wouldn't make much of a pole dancer and would probably die before even trying in public. She was as big as a house, ugly as a rhino and made her living taking her clothes off and dancing.

You rock aunt Bertha!

The End

TL said...

A couple of things...I love the self checkouts, BUT, I am amazed at the people that do not know how to oerate those things. I get behind those folks EVERY time, (It's not that hard people)

Secondly, the guy who shot the copper wire thief. GOOD FOR HIM!!
One of these days these dope headed, no good thieves will learn (maybe not though) The owner of that business should be able to protect what he has worked for, without some low life stealing from him........He's dead, wah wah

Anonymous said...

So what if the Dad climbed up on the roof to check on his son and his son shot him in the head.

That'd be kinda funny...wouldn't it?

Anonymous said...

Testing cookies when they should have been testing Greggo all along. Who would have thought it? I agree,great reading. Hope he stays clean and moves on.

Anonymous said...

8:39 In case you didn't know Jessie Jackson is far worse than just being a racist..JJ uses race to extort big money from the biggest corporations in USA..so he has to keep racial tensions high, that's the way he is able to strike fear into these publicly traded companies...AL SHARPTON is a mini-jessie!!!

Anonymous said...

ALERT..ALERT;;AL SHARPTON SEEN SHARPENING HIS OWN KNIFE...

Anonymous said...

8:42 Keep your mouth shut.

Never voluntarily consent to a search of your vehicle

They can pat you down without cause though

If being questioned regarding a possible crime repeat over and over,"I want a lawyer" He'll say,"You don't need one" You say,"I don't care"

Every time you interact with the police dial someone on your phone and put it in your pocket or dash. Or use the memo function to record-even better but, may not last long enough depending on your phone

From a fender bender to murder don't admit ANY measure of guilt.

Anonymous said...

Greggo's mentioned income ($500k)was nearly as much as the BG monthly LLFTLDQ net.

Not bad for work a trained spider monkey can do with a vodka hangover, just stay away from the hard drugs. I should know.

Double fake Corby

Anonymous said...

is "punk" racist now. what if he is a punk, does davis still have to apolagize?

WHAT CAN WE SAY? i need a list.

Anonymous said...

9:14 sounds like purdy good advice cept fer the dashing part..i tried that onest and the cops tased me..bro..!! butt seriously, what about those 1'st few questions they usually ask everybody like, where you goin,where ya been etc.......

Anonymous said...

Excellent story about Greggo. I wish him all the best in his recovery. Everyone needs a second or third chance. We all make mistakes. Good luck Greg.

Anonymous said...

Jessie Jackson is a piece of racist trash and he has used his own people's problems for his great personal financial gain. Glad he got caught on that open mic!

The kid that killed those copper thieves should now hold a school on how to do it successfully. A couple of dozen more success stories like his and maybe those theives would back off!

Anonymous said...

When the cops show up at your house because of a complaint about noise, and you try to slam the door on them and then put your hand on one of them, that would classify you as a punk. Mark Davis owes no apology for the accusation, just the reason behind it.
It always sets off warning bells when a commenter says: "Wake up! That could have been your kid!", when the kid in question was doing something wrong to begin with. He's somebody's kid, but at 18 he is an adult and responsible for his actions.

Anonymous said...

MARK DAVIS IS A PUNK..HOW BOUT THEM APPLES!!!

Anonymous said...

ain't that john holmes in 1 of them johnny wad movies?? that chick looks like she knows what's fittin to happen to her little fat hinney!!!

Anonymous said...

BRACE YOURSELF!!!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

BG.. i could hardly believe it...drudgereport..MEN AT WORK signs to dissapear because women gettin they little feelings hurted!!!i hate it when that happens...

Anonymous said...

The kid was doing community service

MADD has already confirmed this

There were no drugs in any of the packages according to TCME

He is still BEING held! That should scare you. If it doesn't, you are without hope

His community service was for supposedly assaulting a cop. If you have even half a brain and half an understanding what a cop can do to you if you tic him off this should make you wonder if he was guilty in the first place.

I'll guess probably not and it would take very strong and compllete video evidence to convince me otherwise.

Anonymous said...

The last time I went to jail the gal taking my mug shot tilted her head back and in a command voice said,"TURN TO THE RIGHT" I know a smirk started spreading across my face. I honestly could not help myself. Before I could say anything she looked square at me,glared then tilted her head back and even more forcefully said,"TURN TO THE RIGHT!" while reaching for something on her belt.
Was it pepper spray or an ASP? I'd had enough of the former for the evening so I meekly TURNED TO THE RIGHT! still grinning.

On the way out the door she gratuitously shoved me into the door frame breaking my collarbone.
All I had wanted to say when she said, 'Turn to the right" was,"What kind of a name is Ed for a pretty thing like you? Your a flower you are. Just a pretty little desert flower"

Something tells me she may not have gotten it even if she wasn't so humorless.

The End

Anonymous said...

poor kid probably had a shitty lawyer!!!

Anonymous said...

MEN DESERVE TO BE EMASCULATED, TURNED INTO UNICHS AND CAPONS..MEN R WEAK!!

Anonymous said...

Be sure and have your liberal weenie candidate for president spayed or neutered.

Anonymous said...

ALERT..SIGN TO SAY..SLOW MEN FAST WOMEN AHEAD...ain't that the f'n truth!!!

Anonymous said...

10:37
What traumatic experience turned you so strongly against law enforcement? Do you work for the ACLU?
From the article today: they found a scale and leafy substance in the kid's car. He says his friends "may have been using marijuana" while he was baking the cookies. If they weren't, why would he say they MAY have been? Which means they WERE smoking pot. Nice friends. Look those people up and teach them how to fight the power, man!
If somebody tries to steal the copper off your A/C, who you gonna call?

onmyway311 said...

Per the picture in this post: I don't know how comfortable I would be with a guy thinner than I am...

lovelit said...

Totally thought that about the guardrail sign yesterday...wouldn't've even noticed if there weren't a sign.

Saw the Jesse Jackson thing on the news last night...talking under his breath about Obama during what he thought was on off-air discussion...moron.

Anonymous said...

PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION..ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK..!!!!!

Anonymous said...

11:32 OH MY GOD !! I didn't realize he had smoked pot, holy shit..well then i agree he should be persecuted to harshest extent the LAW will allow and then some..i'm sick and tired of the vicious, violent, crazed pot smokers going around assaulting police and anyone else who happens to get in their way. i hope they fry his no-good pot smokin ass, and all his friends too!! EAR MAN THATS KINNA HARSH!!!

Anonymous said...

Who said I was "against law enforcement"? I didn't.
Sleep, my gentle lamb. Don't worry,everything is under control.

Anonymous said...

I always say I won't be with a woman who weighs more than me-it's better for both of us.

But,then again I don't look like an Auschwitz survivor like homey here.

Anonymous said...

you don't think some lazy fat ass good for nothing dognut eating cop is gone catch anybody stealing my copper..do you???

Anonymous said...

speaking of unichs and capons where is turdjar..!!!

Anonymous said...

If that was my kid being launched by that 16 year old, I would hit that 16 year old in the balls with a hammer. Stupid kid. Poor Baby.

Anonymous said...

Cops strictly speaking rarely 'catch' anybody stealing anything. They can retire having never caught anyone in the act.

Anonymous said...

When I see the signs that say SLOW- CHILDREN AHEAD I of course picture a bunch of dirt eaters staggering around with a crayon sticking out their butt making deet da dee sounds.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to hell.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait til Greggo is back on the airwaves again....

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is anything wrong with smoking pot. I have a lot of friends that do it because it helps them relax and calm down. It may be illegal but if it helps you to smoke then go for it.

Anonymous said...

do all cops eat dognuts, or just the lazy fatass good for nothin ones???

Anonymous said...

11:32 just presenting the case. What are you...his mother?

12:00 you are painting the cops in this story as willing to do whatever it takes to make a bust -"If you have even half a brain and half an understanding what a cop can do to you if you tic him off this should make you wonder if he was guilty in the first place."

"gentle lamb" and "under control" are very calming words from someone who was freaking out about living in a police state.

For the record, I'm an old goat!

Jarhead said...

I think it's funny that some people are stupid enough to rob or steal or carjack with all of these crazy gun-toting citizens running around.

The laws of probability dictate that while you're perpetrating your illegal activities, it is highly likely you will cross paths with a 2nd Amendment psycho [law abiding citizen] sooner than later. And your ass will get shot.

I guess that's why they're criminals ~ too dumb to understand any laws whether they be criminal laws or laws of probability. Natural Selection at work!

“¡Viva los Amigos!” ~ Mexican villagers from the movie Three Amigos.

Anonymous said...

1:48 I'm not sure but, I think eating dognuts would require a person to be in pretty good shape. You know, bending down low and such. From what I've seen there's no way most officers in Wise County could pull that one off.

Anonymous said...

unarmed thieves are easier targets.

they are still thieves. and a person has the right to protect HIS PROPERTY.

Anonymous said...

I would wear body armor if I was going to engage in thievearific behavior.

Anonymous said...

1:34 has to be my hubby

Anonymous said...

Pole dancing is kinda hard for the one armed stripper at Too Minnies in Waco. She slides down the pole a little to fast.

BG knows what I'm talking about.

Double fake Candy Barr

Anonymous said...

Greggo made $500,000 - Holy Sh$T!!!

Fake Corby

Anonymous said...

major accident pr4522 cop was trying to stop them....

Anonymous said...

correction pr4523..more breakin plane lands on hwy287...

Anonymous said...

IF THERE IS ANY NUT CUTTING TO BE DONE, I'LL BE THE ONE DOING THE CUTTING, I'M ENTITLED...WHO AM I???

Anonymous said...

1:46 do your friends go around assaulting police and others when they smoke pot??Do they ever appear out of control? Do you think smoking pot makes them drunk?? I would really like to know how people really feel about pot...thank you...

Anonymous said...

How many of you folks are killers-regardless of context?

Everybody has a right to protect themselves and their families. Yes, even by protecting your business you are doing this but, here are about a hundred things you could do before you camp out on your business to cap a scrapper.

I'd really be curious to know what efforts were made to curb the problem before deadly force.

Papa is proud of the boy and that's well and good but, that boy will be thinking of everything he could have done to protect their business short of shooting somebody for the rest of his life.

You think you'll know how it feels. Justified Homicide is right-you've pre justified it and piling on now is a way to reinforce it.

Somebody threatening you? Breaking into your house? Kill 'em I don't care. That's what I'd do. Camping out on the roof of your business to blast some junkie? That's what cameras,wire,fences,lights are for. What about a cage around the units. I'm in a building trade seen this done a hundred times in high crime areas.

I guess my instinctive problem with this based on what is known is this- I'd be willing to bet that guy camped out on a business not to protect it but to kill the next sob that dared steal from it.

Yeah the 'bad guy' had it coming this time. The next time it'll be the a/c repair guy who got the wrong address or a couple of goofy kids wanting to bump uglies on top of a building.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I really have to lay this out. Let's take the most basic assumption with legalizing drugs - pot is no longer illegal.
How many people think there are way too many deaths caused by drinking and driving? Now imagine what would happen if pot were readily available and legal to use! It has the same effect when driving that alcohol does: slower reaction times, loss of depth perception, and impaired judgment. When you're high you don't sit at home and wait til it wears off. You get in your two-ton vehicle and drive to Jack in the Box for tacos, or to the Kwik-E-Mart for microwave burritos and a blueberry Squishee. (Thank you, come again!)
How about being under the influence while at work? Harder to detect than alcohol but just as dangerous when using certain equipment, heavy machinery, dangerous chemicals. "But what about the kid working the drive-thru window at the fast food place, he's not posing any danger?" I would pass on that, considering all the infectious diseases that are possible with an alert crew.
Most, I say most, pot smokers are slackers by nature, if not by product. They miss more work and are less productive. Pot doesn't give you energy, it saps your energy.

Now would somebody please come up with a logical argument FOR legalization, or can you not see clearly through the haze?

Geez!

M&M said...

I think the thief deserved it. Come on, those folks have had their stuff stolen several times and they have the right to protect their property, even if it requires deadly force. The radio report said the son did tell the thief to stop and he didn't.

I'm not a big fan of Mark Davis, but he made those comments based on the info that was available at the time, which was that the cookies were laced by the kid.

Anonymous said...

Barry, enjoy the Wal-Mart self-checkouts while you can....Wal-Mart is doing away with them once their contract with the manufacturer is up. I know this because I work for Wal-Mart's Asset Protection Department. They will likely be gone in the next two years, depending on the store. I'm not sure when the Decatur store's contract is up.

Anonymous said...

M&M the info. available was the cops word and field test kit results. Both quite unreliable.
When a cop tells you good morning-check your watch.

Anonymous said...

I'm betting we see a large drop off in copper thefts around north central Texas.

Anonymous said...

Somebody buy that boy a cheeseburger!

tater said...

Just checking in.......

Anonymous said...

10:13 It is obvious that you feel very strongly that pot is a harmful drug and any one who uses it is committing a criminal act, as well as posing a serious threat to others while smoking pot...I would like to know if you've had any personal experience direct or indirect with pot..or are your comments concluded from other sources? Thank You..

Anonymous said...

12:31 am remember that guy in atlanta , richard somebody..was accused of the olympic park bombing..that is falsely accused and was defamed just like this poor kid...this guy was awarded about 4 million $$$$..

Anonymous said...

The guy in the photo looks anorexic.

Sad.

Anonymous said...

who would hire this kid now???that is a long time of lost income..in the eyes of a good lawyer and a forensic accountant, over 40 years!!!$$$$$$$$$

Anonymous said...

obviously the kid was trying to make right any wrongs he may have committed in the past..someone please tell me what this kid is GUILTY of????? people better think about getting a handle on the police, before they have a grip on "innocent folks"..sounds like gung-ho cops gone wild..i bet this shit don't make it on "COPS"!!!!

Anonymous said...

Who would watch a real-life reality show called "WORLDS STUPIDEST COPS" OR "WATCH COPS LIE"...i think many folks would enjoy seeing the true way, not the edited versions..that always make the cops look like some kind of damn hero..that's the last thing most of these dognut eating lazy fat-ass lying turds really are. i hope everyone has a great friday!!!

Anonymous said...

HOLY BAT SHIT..BG..WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN!!!!!

Anonymous said...

One time I got in my car at the mall. The door key didn't fit past just sticking straight in-it wouldn't turn but, hey it was unlocked. Both were quite unusual but,oh well. I put the key in the ignition and it started right up.
Something was feeling very strange though. I couldn't quite put my finger on the cause though.
My wallet was in my pocket. I knew the bag I had carried out was in the seat behind me, not on the trunk lid. Was this some sort of goofy feeling of dread presaging an inevitably gory, fatal crash upon leaving the parking lot?
Bravely,I reached for the brake pedal which was not where it was supposed to be suddenly it dawned on me,"Holy *$##$% somebodies been in my car!"
The way GM alternated key patterns back then as I recall would mean the same pattern would repeat every 100 ignitions.
Lucky me some "I'll protect my property to the death even if it's insured and even though there only infinitely possible ways of defusing the situation short of killing somebody over an inanimate object" holy warrior didn't come out and put a bullet in my ear before I found my identical car two spaces over.

mzchief said...

I read the entire article about Greggo in the " Dallas Observer" and the only things I got out of it was that Greggo told some mighty big whoppers his ENTIRE time with Rhyner and Rhyner decided to be totally butt hurt by the fact Greggo did not tell him about having lap band surgery. Since when is it required to discuss personal medical procedures with co-workers who tend to make a joke of everything in everyone's life? The other thing I got from the article is that Greggo had a mid-life crisis after he lost a ton of weight and made new "uptown" friends with a pipeline to what sounds like a mountain of cocaine. The article did confirm that Corby is a butt kissing, back stabbing weasel which is something I have always suspected about Corby.

Good luck to Greggo. The Hardline is not and will not ever be the same without Greggo. Rhyner is too much of a pompous ass to be able to keep the interest of people who refuse to buy into the BS that the world revolves around Rhyner.

Anonymous said...

Anorexic dude? What a fag.

mzchief said...

Paul Harvey's wife of 68 years died, at the age of 92, on May 3, 2008 and it's being reported that Harvey is taking the loss very badly....DUH! I cannot imagine there is any way other than "badly" to take the loss of someone whith whom a person had spent 68 of their life.

Candance said...

Someone found me by searching pole dancer on your blog. I'm oddly flattered.