The Campaign For DA


Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I'm not sure I've ever liked a Woody Allen film
  • Stumbled across CSPAN last night and watched some of a daily press conference held by presidential press secretary Dana Perino. She's awful. She simply seems scared to death and I can't tell you the number of times she said, "I'll have to get back to you on that."
  • Speaking of press secretaries, I never got to mention the death of Tony Snow. Probably the best ever at the job. And he seemed like a nice guy.
  • The Drudge Report is obsessed with tropical storms and hurricanes.
  • Hurricane Dolly is a big bag of nothing but be prepared for minute by minute coverage over the next couple of days.
  • Anyone who is extremely close to me knows this fact: I have an uncanny ability to drop something but catch it before it reaches the ground. I know of three people that know that about me.
  • In Mexico, I swam through a long underground cave that has only been open to the public for a about three months. Creepy. It was called "Rio Secreto" and some folks have loaded up pics of it on Flickr here. But, man, to get to it they put you in the back of some renovated World War II truck and then hauled arse down a bumpy narrow road for five miles.
  • At one point in the cave, they shut off all the lights and allowed us to sit in the darkest of darkness for four minutes without sound. And then the silence was pierced with the sounds of my stomach growling. And then I had to suppress laughter. I wasn't mature enough to be there.
  • I think I'm beginning to figure out why older guys wear some wheels off clothes. It's not that they don't understand fashion, it's that they don't care anymore. (I'll mow the lawn wearing some weird stuff sometimes.)
  • Another death of a kid left in a car yesterday. It's both unthinkable yet believable when you consider the millions of people in the metroplex.
  • There were more details released about the Russ Martin incident (he allegedly made threats to his fiancee while holding a gun and, legally speaking, some other stuff) but, man, his house in Southlake is huge.
  • I'm not sure what I think about Fox 4's Emily Lopez. I see some "fake sincerity" but I need to observe her some more.
  • The new Tiger Woods labeled Gatorade with "25% more electrolytes" makes me think of the movie Idiocracy.
  • From The Ticket this morning: Greatest Sports Year Ever? (Great Super Bowl upset, NCAA Basketball Championship went to overtime, Tiger's crazy U.S. Open win, a Wimbledon men's final that was insane, an 80+ seed of Fresno State winning the college baseball world series)
  • David Letterman last night: "It's so hot in the northeast that vice president Dick Cheney has replaced his pacemaker with an icemaker." Kill. Me. Hard.
  • I couldn't pick the Jonas Brothers out of a lineup. But the Morning News is reporting the boys are buying a home in Vaquero in Westlake. (I drove by that subdivision once wanting to go in but the thing is built like a fortress.)
  • More troubling banking news: Wachovia, the nation's fourth largest bank, reported this morning a loss of $9 billion for the second quarter. Last year it made $2.3 billion during the same period.
  • Not sure why the "locally owned bank" in Decatur is opening a Colleyville branch. Other than they are sure they can make money by doing so.


Anonymous said...

Re: No Tx Bank - Little Andy's photo ops have been dying down - he needs more publicity

Anonymous said...

Couple of questions ... Was this your travel partner to Mexico (Hey Now) & did they make you were those "speedo" wet suits in the cave?

Gator said...

OK, please don't go predicting the weather, Barry...there's been a few times that a so-called "big bag of nothing" turned into the one of the worst hurricanes ever-Katrina and then a freakin blizzard (by Texas standards anyway) hit us hard and dumped almost a foot of snow on us. Leave the forecasting to the professionals (not that they do much better), but they don't seem to jinx us like you and good old boy Delkus do.

Anonymous said...

I can understand why your random morning thoughts seem to always include a picture of a scantily dressed woman. But how about throwing in a picture or two of a scantily-clad hunky male for your female reading audience? We need cheery thoughts, too.

Jarhead said...

Re: Russ Martin.
All lies. Everyone knows Glocks don't have "hammers." Sheesh!
Hammers. Pffff.
And why would he be carrying a firearm without a round in the chamber? The fiancée stated that he pulled the gun out from behind his back and "cocked the hammer" (arrrrgh) loading a round into the chamber. An unloaded gun is about as useful as, well, it's just not useful.
I think Russ will probably lose his permit to carry over this.
Russ seems a little crazy to me. Guess that Wellbutrin isn't working.
His fiancée mentions that this sort of thing had happened before. If something like that happened in my house, I'd never go back. You can't cure crazy.
I used to listen to his show every day and he was pretty good at probing people to find their weaknesses during arguments. Too bad they didn't know his weakness was woman-beating or they could have had a field day with him.
The word "fiancée" always reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where the girl keeps talking about her betrothed and uses that word over and over and over again.


Anonymous said...

I am going to Mex. next month --- will she still be around the pool..

Last time i must have missed her

Anonymous said...

BG, why did you post this at 8:52 pm ????

Anonymous said...

ALERT..MAN TRAPPED IN GAS WELL..Tarrant co., how the f did he get in a gas well????

M-M said...

I wish Dolly would get her butt up this way and give us some wind and a drenching. A nice cool down would be appreciated.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

CORRECTION..JOHNSON CO. Man stuck in gas well..DUMBASS!!!

Anonymous said...

Smoke on the highway - A fire in the sky

Double Fake Richie Blackmore

RPM said...

Re:Re: Russ Martin

Another "best of" show today. He may have screwed the pooch on this one.

I hear Greggo is looking for work...

Anonymous said...

Right there with you on Woody Allen. He has a bag of nothin