7.08.2008

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • It's been over a decade since the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that game wardens can stop a boat for no reason so long as they are doing a "safety check." Dumb decision.
  • Saw a bunch of high school aged girls jogging through the streets of Decatur at 6:45 a.m. this morning. Maybe a cross country summer training program?
  • KLIF had a guest host in the 6:00 o'clock hour and he was trying to force Texas political talk down the throats of his listeners. After a discussion of the Cornyn/Noriega race, some guy called up and said, "I ain't voting for no Mexican."
  • The Dallas Morning News sports page this morning has "Early Big 12 Football Predictions." Good times.
  • I don't think I appreciated the greatness of the Tracy Chapman song "Fast Car" when I was younger. (I stumbled upon it on Pop Up Videos last night - which I love.) Then they followed it up with "Blinded Me With Science" which I overrated when I was younger.
  • Two points from this story about a bar being sued: (1) How's this for lawyer talk: “They allowed her to leave drunker than Cooter Brown, and she collided with other vehicles and T-boned my client’s vehicle" and (2) This sentence is a little unfair: "Paul Bezney, the Dallas attorney representing the [bar], said his clients generally deny the lawsuit’s allegation but otherwise declined to talk about specifics of the case." (Emphasis added.) A pleading filed in response to a lawsuit is called a General Denial. To say his clients "generally deny the lawsuit's allegation" isn't really the best way to phrase it.
  • And before I use The Google, who exactly is this Cooter Brown that we have always heard of? Uh . . . answer.
  • I've learned a new courtroom technique.
  • The War on Drugs apparently doesn't even need drugs any more in Williamson County. Absolutely amazing.
  • Do you ever wonder if there is a good picture of you to use in your obituary if you had an untimely death?
  • I posted a clip of the Running of the Bulls yesterday. I think they do it for six or seven days in a row.
  • And I promise on WBAP at 7:27 a.m. the local host (but not Hal Jay) was interviewing an ABC Correspondent from Spain about the Running of The Bulls. They asked her why people participated in the event and she gave the stock answers: excitement, challenge, tradition, etc. And then she said (and I am not making this up), "And, if you'll admit it, there is a sexual element to it." Followed by a long pause. Followed by local host saying, "Well I guess there's a romantic element to it."
  • I don't know who Natalia Bush is but The Internets are going crazy because she went to the beach. And I understand why.
  • I guess almost all Nazi war criminals, many who fled to Latin America, are dead now.
  • Noticed that the Star Telegram combined its "Life" section and "Travel" section beginning last weekend. Not a good sign.
  • Speaking of the Star Telegram, "The Watchdog" Dave Lieber emailed me yesterday about my "Watchdog Nation" comment. He was nice.
  • Lots of news about the A-Rod divorce yesterday, but very few reported that they had a nuptial agreement. Here's the confusing part, it was executed prior to the marriage (which would normally make it a prenuptial agreement), but it bore a title of Antenuptial Agreement. The wife says its invalid. She would, wouldn't she.
  • The Decatur Walmart as the Nacho Flavored Baked Doritos again.
  • Watched a little of the Ranger game last night against the division leading Angels. Man, there are a ton of empty seats at the Ballpark.
  • At this very moment there is a lady vacuuming my office two feet away from me.

82 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you lift your feet please?

Anonymous said...

The girls were probably part of the JROB training going on at the field house. One of our sons is currently doing the High school training. Starts at 6:15 AM ends at 8:30. Conditioning and speed training, along with coordination evercises.

Anonymous said...

unbelievable!!!thats all i can say...that's my ex-wife that ran off with my ex-good buddys ex wife..thank you BG, thanks for the memories!!!

Anonymous said...

When the lady is done vacuuming your ofice, could you please send her to my house.

Anonymous said...

that's no lady, that' my ex-wife's ex-wife, who used to be my good ex buddys wife, but now she' his ex-wife...does that make sense???

Anonymous said...

The Williamson County drug investigation lasted for MONTHS. If it didn't cost 150,000 dollars it didn't cost a nickel. What did it net? A little glassware,some steel wool and putting at least 20 people out of a job.
All you anti drug hardasses enjoy the little bit of whatever these stories give you-you are paying well for the privilege

Anonymous said...

Start barking at the vacuum like a dog does.

Anonymous said...

Is she wearin one of those sexy French maid outfits that don't come with no panties like you see in one of them promo flicks you can buy on Hwy 199 all night long?

Not that I have...lately.

Anonymous said...

We had a cat once that would run into the room when you started vacuuming to get her belly vacuumed.

Anonymous said...

Her last name(s) are Mountain and Bush. Wonder who thought that up?

Anonymous said...

can we please quit talkin about sex, maybe sometime afterwhile..oh nevermind go ahead...

Anonymous said...

What do men think about at least 3 times per hour during the day???

Anonymous said...

uh...messican food????

Anonymous said...

did you know that you can buy those french maid outfits that don't come with no panties at wmart, they're even edible..yum yum!!!!

Anonymous said...

Evidence? They don't need no steenking evidence!
My ex father in law went to prison for 12 years on the testimony of a scared junky who was so messed up in the head the dude couldn't coherently order a Happy Meal from McDonalds.
The government had nothing else-no surveillance video,no drugs,no chemicals,no glassware etc. All they had was some crazy guy who after months cleaning up in jail,rest,good food and coaching from DEA and prosecutors still didn't make a lick of sense on the stand.
And he was lucky he didn't get life for everything they tried to pin on him. (I think they wanted 99years) And he probably would, if it weren't for Jim Lane and all that money he made for cooking that good ole dope.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I am absolutely elated that you have someone vacuming your office. You know me, so when she gets through send her to do my house and you be sure and pay for it.

You make bunches more moolah than I do.

:-)

Anonymous said...

The great thing abourt last night's game was the part where Max Ramirez got leveled at the plate, I mean he got hammered, held on to the ball for the out, then after several seconds on the ground in a dazed state, he threw another runner out at third. That is one reason to be excited about the Rangers this year. Gritty play like that (from all the other rookies, too), the infectious optimism displayed by Wash in the post-game interview - in spite of the loss - and league-leading numbers from Kinsler, Hamilton, and Bradley make me wish they could add a couple of decent arms and make this group a contender.
Baseball is the only thing going on, sportswise, from April til the start of preseason football, and it sure beats watching those stupid "non-scripted" reality programs.
As Rhynes would say: "I love the Rangers!"

Anonymous said...

ONLY IN AMERICA!! GOD GLESS AMERICA DOUBLE FAKER CRAZY HAIR DON KING

Anonymous said...

Hey lady, i've got your moolah....hanging...send me some pics, scantily clad..please....DBL FAKE BG 007

Jarhead said...

Random Tuesday Morning Fact ---

Congressional approval rating falls to single digits for the first time in the "history of ever." ~~ developing via Drudge.

Congrats, Ms. Pelosi! How that platform of "change" working out for the political left? Looks like more of the same to me...

Anonymous said...

I think about the obit picture too!

goober said...

Hey! Why don't you post thoughts about the Title 9 complaint against a "popular" Wise Co. school. Your a lawyer, practice a little law. Yep, those folks up @ ALVURD are at it again. So Roy and "the MESS" have a lead story for at least one more week.

Anonymous said...

What color is her feather duster?

Anonymous said...

Stop em on the lake or stop em on the street.

Remember when you were a teenager and out parking at night. Windows all steamed up, Half clothed, or not clothed at all, and up would walk a local Barney Fife with his flashlight and ask that famous question, "Do you need any help?". I always wanted to scream back "Do I look like I need any help?", but never did. Once, I tried to say that I was a doctor examining the young woman for a rash, but all that got me was, "Alright, put some clothes on and get out of the car"!

Anonymous said...

what in your infinite wisdom makes you thank that water safety checks are a dumb decision? when i am out with my family i want to know that the other boats are as safe as can be. do you expect them to get probable cause for a stop by watching you swerve? your stupidity amazes me sometimes

Anonymous said...

COMPLAINT FILED - A complaint against the Alvord school district alleging violations of Title IX in relation to athletics was filed with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights on June 23. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. A representative from the U.S. Department of Education press office said the complaint is under investigation to determine the need for an Office of Civil Rights investigation and resolution.

RPM said...

Umm, probable cause?

Silicone Alley said...

hehe hehe...you said cooter

Anonymous said...

The 'boat safety checks'? Even as far as we've gone in giving away our rights you know as well as I if they tried that tomfoolery on the street everybody in the state would still be screaming bloody murder.
Most people think it doesn't and won't apply so they don't care.

10:55 something tells me you are a big fat liar. I have probably had this conversation with a hundred boat owners and I have yet to meet a single one who agreed with this unconstitutional intrusion. Regardless of where you look for information on this subject you have to look far and wide to find anyone who will even remotely back this invasion of privacy. You aren't a boat owner and I'd bet never have been.

You know I'm right,chump. I'll say it again. You are a liar.

Anonymous said...

12:04

Looks like our Alvord AD is at is again. Trice was so busy going after a very successful coach and hurting a family for his on purposes., he forgot forgot to make sure AD was doing his job. OH - or the AD was doing the job Eddie Hale hired him to do - nothing! The problems at Alvord can all be traced back to Eddie Hale and is "run" of the school.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you just crack me up. I'll be sitting here reading your half serious/kinda interesting stuff, then you say something right out of left field. Like the vacuum lady. Just cracks me up. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

How's that name-calling ban going there, pinko-commie lawyer type?

Anonymous said...

1217 you sir are a double fatass liar and a sorry-assed chump for saying i've never been a boat owner..are you just stupid or what??

Anonymous said...

One of the "Nazi War Criminals" lives in the US. Ohio comes to mind. Israel is trying to extradite him again. They brought him to Israel in the early 80s. He was tried and convicted then exculpatory evidence surfaced. I tried to look him up but searches kept turning up retarded articles about US war crimes in Iraq.


Several reported war criminals live in Austria. One is named Asner and he deported Jews to their deaths from Bosnia. He is 95 and Austria denies extradition because of his frail health.

Anonymous said...

WHO filed this title 9 complaint. I've asked this before and can't seem to get an answer....please tell us something we don't all already know..Thanx

Anonymous said...

12:17 could have been a little more tastful in his choice of words but I'll have to pile on and say 10:55s statement did not ring true.
I read a debate on this subject in Yachting? magazine when the issue was first unfolding. The "Pro" side was surprise,surprise written by a fish and game type. That is the only place I've seen any support for the issue. I have never even heard of boater backing for unwarrented safety checks.

Anonymous said...

I hate boats. I hate going to lakes and rivers and oceans. Swimming pools are okay. Mountains are good. Baseball fields are great. The baseball field at Reverchon Park in Dallas is amazing.

Anonymous said...

I'm sitting here, thinking of the various "paraphernalia" I used in my younger days to partake of the benefits of the herb.

If Po Po wants to arrest everyone that sold me apples, soda straws, aluminum foil and cotton balls, they would pretty much need to arrest every check out clerk in every grocery store in the good ol' U.S. of A.

Double Fake Necessity, Mother of Invention
(RFDF)

Anonymous said...

Holy Smokes 1:34 very good point.

Anonymous said...

134 what's with the apples???

Anonymous said...

You cut a bowl shaped depression in the apple. Then you take a clothes hanger and make a trail thru the apple from the depression to the opposite end of the apple. Put your favorite blend in the depression apply suitable flame and viola- instant pipe. Makes it taste very sweet and smooth.
Disclaimer: I'm not 1:34
Do not try this at home
All information strictly for educational purposes

Anonymous said...

and i hate fine chicks in tiny little bikinis, because they make my little liberal weenie stick out and that's embarassing..

Anonymous said...

How do you like THOSE apples!!!

Double Fake Granny Smith
(RFDF)

Anonymous said...

9:43 - Amen to that! God Gless America, indeed!
God Gless the USA

Double Fake Tyne Daly

Anonymous said...

gives a hole new meanin to apple fritters!!

Anonymous said...

The War On Drugs what a sad joke played on the people of America.
Trillions of dollars spent and still there are 500 TONS of cocaine used here per year. For perspective: A sugar pack of the stuff would be enough to get at least a couple of people good and high.
Pot is more plentiful than ever and many times more potent than when I was a kid. And oddly only costs about twice as much.
I'll bet you most property crime in this country is for money to obtain drugs.
How many thousands of people die every year in this war?
People are going to do things to fill holes in their lives. For thousands of years man has taken drugs of one form or another. And man always will. They themselves may or may not understand why. Most cannot help themselves. The last thing they or we as a society need is for them to be put in jail.
We'll wake up someday. I hope.
I weep for the species.

Anonymous said...

One of my friends who's been dead a while used to have this full face gas mask like you see in the old war movies.

You loaded the filter cartridge with you favorite blend and next thing you knew,you was singin puff the magic dragon all night long in the Jack in the Box parking lot or somethin.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that anyone knows who filed the title 9 complaint yet. If they do, I haven't heard??

Anonymous said...

Re: 2:36's war on drugs
"I'll bet you most property crime in this country is for money to obtain drugs."
- You can add a whole lot of violent crime to that as well. People desperate for drugs will kill or injure others for their property, money, or drugs. Or just because they were on drugs
"The last thing they or we as a society need is for them to be put in jail."
- What exactly would be the deterrent if people were not put in jail for their crimes, regardless of the motive? Um, sorry about that murder, your honor, but I was on drugs at the time, so could I just go to counseling now?
If you don't want the government to work on stopping drugs, maybe the government should get into the drug business. Hand out cocaine so people don't have to steal for it. How much? Why, all they want, of course. It wouldn't be fair to put any limits or controls on those poor addicts, because:
"Most cannot help themselves."

Double Fake Rush Limbaugh (I know, the irony of that sword is cutting both ways)

Anonymous said...

1217 you sir are a double fatass liar and a sorry-assed chump for saying i've never been a boat owner..are you just stupid or what??

Alright,I'll give you that you may have been a "boat owner" at one time. It was a 16' ft. open bow runabout. Probably a Crisp Craft or something. It sat in your yard for years gathering leaves and providing neighborhood cats a place to sleep. A real boat owner would never ever,in the history of ever believe and say what you did.
You are probably that guy(s) that often just gratuitously says hateful things to Barry out of nowhere loosely based on his post. It's just this time any and everybody could see through it.
A real boat owner would never in a million years say what you said. It would be like someone telling you she's a barrel racer and in the same breath saying she supports the slaughter and consumption of horses-ain't happening.

Anonymous said...

The reporter should have known that any comment on the running of the bulls would elicit a "stock" answer. Get it? Stock?

Double Fake corpse of Manolete

Anonymous said...

2:41 -
Alvord needs an audit. I am glad someone from state is coming. John Trice got us in financial trouble, stirred up the entire town, then left. We have to get a sup with alot of experience that can clean up this mess

Anonymous said...

Alvoid needs some elegantly dining establishments.

Anonymous said...

Silicone I love your Dictionary!
It got me at the first example...."My cooter iches!"
LOL. Then it just got better.

Anonymous said...

I agree the war on drugs has cost billions and has not produced all the results the american taxpayer had hoped for. Same with the liberal WAR ON POVERTY. I say we do away with both. I don't care how much drugs a person ingest as long as I don't have to feed them if they cannot function in society. B.G. you are a liberal pussy long live the leader of the underground.

Anonymous said...

4:05 and grocery store

Anonymous said...

*Double Fake R.L.*
They've had 30 + years and things are worse than ever. Way,far and away worse- not by degrees. The line hasn't been held blah,blah, etc. Something is wrong.
You probably want vengeance in our system lots of folks do-it doesn't work. It goes totally against everything we know about human nature.
The only difference if you spent a billion dollars on rehab,education and other services instead of a bil. for caging people like animals for something that is biochemical in nature and therefore something they cannot control, you might get something for your dollar over time.

Anonymous said...

¿Va a mover sus pies seƱor?

Jarhead said...

I say we start a War on Posts About the Alvoid School Board.

Why even send your kids to school if you live in the 'Void? They're all going to end up truckers or farmers or oilfield trash anyway.

Them don't need no book learnin' anyhows.

Anonymous said...

Alvoid lost its grocery store? We used to stop there all the time to buy rolling papers uh I mean cokes and candy to go ride around the backroads of the grasslands.

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of a pot smoker robbing or killing to get their weed. This is just bullshit made up by those assholes in Washington to include pot in the war on drugs..Anybody who has ever smoked pot knows that beer or liquor has a much more harmful effect on people. The reason the federal govt. will not allow states to decriminalize pot is simple...the big drug manufacturers lobby to keep pot illegal, these sob's know that many people would use pot instead of prescription or over counter drugs to relieve many, many ailments...It's just that simple BIG MONEY ALLWAYS RULES!!!!!

Anonymous said...

4:37 the stow been done been shut down, all the food, meats etc., was left to rot. you couldn't drive past the place it smelled so bad..now the local vandals..i mean uh children have knocked out all those huge windows with bricks...

Anonymous said...

and pot makes their numbers look credible. if pot were taken out of the war on drug stats, then you would really see how much effect the govt. is having on the real drug problem. i do believe hard drugs(heroin,coke,meth,and prescription drugs) are harmful, especially to kids..but comparing pot to any hard drugs is like comparing a glass of wine to drinking a quart of whiskey...

Anonymous said...

Wow,that's crazy. Thanks 4:49

Anonymous said...

alvoid is without a doubt far and away the least progressive town in wise county, after nearly 20 years living here i'm beginning to believe that's the way the local folks must want things..it's very sad...

Anonymous said...

...and i left out the worst of all hard drugs...BOOZE, has caused more deaths, injuries, broken famlies, health problems and on and on..WHY IS BOOZE LEGAL??? THATS SIMPLE TOO.....SAME REASON POT IS ILLEGAL....BIG MONEY RULES..simple as that.

Anonymous said...

4:49 i guess the school will be next!!

Anonymous said...

i think willie nelson should be drug czar..i mean who knows more about which drugs are harmful, and which are NOT! and who better to set up a sales taxing system than willie, he knows somthin about taxes too..pot should be regulated and taxed just like beer/wine/alcohol...it's nuts to keep wasting my GD money on this no-win war on POT..it's just stupid!!

Anonymous said...

I think that girl need a toe lickin!

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm 69

Anonymous said...

Double Fake Rush Limbaugh here:
I would be willing to give an exemption for pot. However, chronic pot use makes people lazy and unproductive. They would have to be subsidized or supported, especially if it were easily obtainable.
Noboby has come up with an answer for the problem of crime by drug users. There are only three options: try to stop drug use (nearly impossible, I know), legalize and regulate it, or ignore it. That last one doesn't solve anything. People will still have to get money for drugs somehow. Most will try to do that illegally. The second option: are you kidding? Bureaucracy + drugs = corruption, big time.
You need to come up with a better argument than "We are losing the war on drugs, so let's give up."

Double Fake Drug Czar

Anonymous said...

"biochemical in nature and therefore something they cannot control"
That is the standard liberal response, meaning "It's not my fault, and I should not be held responsible."
Ooh, I smell several very lucrative class action lawsuits here:
1. People who cannot control their actions should be able to sue SOMEBODY! How about society? The nerve of some folks who have never even tried drugs. Worse yet, those of us who HAVE experimented and determined that it was something we could live without. (full disclosure - pot and hash were lots of fun; a little crank, didn't care for it. All a very long time ago)
2. Drugs are dangerous, therefore, a warning label is necessary. The defendant? Hmm, dealer, supplier, grower? Well, let's just go to the top, and sue God. He makes the stuff. Too good to resist, apparently.

Anonymous said...

DFDC @7:50 I knew you'd "get it" The correct answer is number 2- whether we like it or not. Oviously you don't-wrestle with it a while and you'll come to grips with it.

Anonymous said...

Wow! 8:39, you must have all kinds of faith in your government that you trust them with regulating something as dangerous as narcotics/dangerous habit-forming drugs.
Telling me I don't get it is not a very convincing argument for your case. What's obvious is that you can't present a point of view. Come to grips with THAT! Speaking of that, where are all the staunch law and order types who usually troll this blog. I'm not that eloquent, so help me out here.
And you are probably one of those people that would like to ban smoking in all public establishments

Double Fake "can't believe I'm kicking butt in this debate when I wasn't all that passionate about the subject to beging with"

Anonymous said...

For what it's worth 8:32 I'm about as far from liberal as you can get.
I'm a nurse so that colors my observations on physiological subjects.
A pragmatic realist might be more appropriate if labels are essential.

Anonymous said...

Has she got those fine blonde hairs on her legs or is that just water drops? I dig those if that's what they are-not real hairs though-yikes.
I do like the hair Mexican girls have on their arms sometimes though-that's cool.

Anonymous said...

All that hair stuff is pretty cool but why don't women get it on their backs like guys?

Anonymous said...

Nazi's 'Dr Death' still in South America according to Fox News.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,378463,00.html

Anonymous said...

i wonder if she is shaven?????

Anonymous said...

I bet she has toe hair. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ewwww-toe hair.
I went out with a girl for a few times I thought was awesome until I saw her in a bikini and barefoot. Well,not so much even the bikini part. She looked great in the bikini but,she had more toe hair than I did.

I couln't hang with that-no way. We aren't cave people. Good grief, she set evolution back a 100,000 years. That kind of stuff is what God made Nair,razors and tweezers for!

Wonder what she and her ole hairy toes are doing these days anyway?

Anonymous said...

BG i salute u, and my pecker salute u, she is possibly the finest milf i've seen on your posts..keep it up..ha ha ha!!!