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8.25.2008

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Hey, don't yell, they are all Olympic athletes.
  • It's the first day of school - a day when mothers cry uncontrollably.
  • I was glad to get junior high and high school over with, and I've never had a desire to to back in time to those periods of my life. No desire at all.
  • Each political party gets $17 million from federal government for their respective conventions. It's from that "Check here if you, or your spouse if filing jointly, want $3 to go to this fund (see page 12)" on your income tax form. I've never checked that box
  • Someone suggested this to me as a Random Thought that wasn't my own: Whatever happened to trash compactors?
  • Bill Maher was on Larry King last night and a caller asked if he was the guy that had the lead role in the film "Body Double." The answer, of course, is no but it dawned on me they looked exactly alike.
  • It's a good Olympic moment when you've watched something great and you know it will be part of the highlight reel.
  • Before political conventions became made for TV productions, George McGovern gave his acceptance speech in 1972 at 2:30 a.m. (That's what NPR told me this morning.)
  • Holy cow: A Fox News reporter jumps in the middle of a protest rally yesterday in Denver and things get a little ugly. (Youtube clip here. Language warning.)
  • Why is that only Democrats care enough to protest?
  • I had forgotten about Biden's "clean" comment about Obama. But it's good to know Obama didn't care.
  • There's a story today in the Star Telegram about the capital murder trial that begins this week based upon an incident that occurred at Putt-Putt Golf & Games in Hurst. Is that the one on Loop 820 just down the road from Northeast Mall? I went there last year.
  • Putt Putt sounds like a beating but it's really pretty fun.
  • Former Dallas Cowboy Frank Cornish was found dead late last week in his Southlake home. He played for the Cowboys in the early 1990s, but I really don't remember him.
  • I need to remember to followup on this story about a PI lawyer in Houston who has pled guilty to settling cases and, uh, not giving any of the money to his clients. Sentencing will come later. Maybe he thought his contingency fee was 100%.
  • The Rangers have lost 14 of 17. Yep, they are still playing.
  • Earliest Monday Morning Pick Me Up Ever: Russia Cheerleaders v. U.S. Cheerleaders.
  • Madonna, who seems to always need a bath, had a hot sports opinion during her concert this weekend as images of Hitler, Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe, and John McCain were flashed in the background in succession. I think we all know the reaction of the crowd: Who is Robert Mugabe?
  • I don't know if I'd rather be a "strongman" or a "kingpin".
  • Someone in the comments last week told me to "quit posting pictures of girls in bikinis." I'm just glad he didn't bring it up during his Sunday sermon.
  • The most shocking moment from the Olympics that you probably missed along with a very funny line from Jim Lampley.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cute girls. Likely most of their dads are mid to late forties.

Make you feel old BG?

Anonymous said...

Olympic athletes or not they are still probably 16 ... a little perverted don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Not even for one more good old " We are from Appleton, WI" trip. Ahh, memories Hmmmmm! Falls Creek. (summer of 1980)

Anonymous said...

The Democrats don't have jobs- just the way obama et al want them. Silly lawyer, you knew that.

Anonymous said...

oops! Wrong year that would have been 1979.

wordkyle said...

"Only Democrats care enough to protest." Snort.

"Protesting" = "Caring" What a Liberal Democrat concept. Let's see how long it takes before they resort to violence. Oh, that's right, they already did.

I guess to Democrats, "Violence" = "Caring"

Anonymous said...

I know the parents of the kid who was murdered at Putt Putt personally. He was the pride of their lives and quite literally you could get tired of his dad starting a sentence with,"Did I tell you what my boy did?" except it was too cool to hear a parent being so genuinely proud of their child it was easy to endure.

He not only managed that Putt Putt but, was about to open a business in Fort worth with a friend and had some real estate deals going. In short what the nigs didn't take from him in taxes while he was killing himself working multiple jobs they straight up murdered him for.

NIGGERS

PS Want to know the real pisser about this whole deal? His parents would rather not push for the death penalty- they think it would be a waste of life!

Can you believe that?

Jarhead said...

LMAO.

Protesting = complaining.

That may be the most liberally leaning comment you've ever made, Barry. Thanks for the laugh this morning. After the ridiculous end-of-summer-first-day-of-school-commute, I needed something to make me smile.

Hmmm. I actually Met Frank Cornish a couple of times. He was active on a local school foundation that was a client of mine and he was an advisor at Wachovia and was on their finance committee. He was a really nice guy. And a very big guy. I think he could have "palmed" my head, and that's no easy feat.

I knew he was a former Cowboy and Eagle, but that's about it. What a shame. He had a big family, too.

Anonymous said...

If the overall amount spent on the Olympics this time is correct, estimated at $40 billion, and the number of events is 300, then that's like $133 million spent per event. That includes, by the way, events like swimming across a lake, ping pong, shooting at a gun range and lots of things not requiring a fancy stadium. So, for the cost of putting on a badminton tournament, a beach volleyball tournament, some ping pong and having guys and gals ride their bicycles over some dirt piles, a billion dollars.

Anonymous said...

Frank Cornish and his dad were often NFL trivia fodder because they both played football.

Oddly, (weirdly) trash compactors crossed my mind recently and I was wondering what happened to them. I would have guessed if anything maybe they would have become more popular (they could be made much better today and pre-compacted trash would take less room at the landfill) instead of nearly disappearing. I last saw one about 7 years ago during bird season in west Texas at a friends elderly parents house. When I reacted with surprise and asked his dad about it he seemed amused. I found out he later said something like,"He needs to get out more. He's easily impressed."

Barry freaks me out with this random stuff that has also recently crossed my mind

Anonymous said...

I love my trash compactor. Don't know why more people don't have them, especially since most of us have to cram our trash into those garbage bins now.

Anonymous said...

"FIRST rule of TaekwanDOH" You cannot kick the referee in the head.

:)

Anonymous said...

That IS strange about Putt Putt isn't it? I cringe when someone suggests it and might only play every 3-4 years but, man it's a blast when I finally get drug out of the house and go.

There used to be 2 putt putts in Decatur. One on 51 S by that trailer park and one out past the national gaurd armory. The one by the armory was was run by a character who built the holes himself using tractor tires and pvc pipe and other scrap.

M-M said...

-It wasn't just my wife who shed some tears when our oldest daughter had her first day of school. It was a rough day for both of us. Our daughter amazingly waltzed in there like she was ready to take the world by the tail. It wasn't as traumatic with our other kids.
-I've never understood protesting. It seems as though it's a lot of wasted time and effort that never, and I mean never, accomplishes anything.
-That was a rerun of Larry King and I really dispise Bill Maher. He hates and demeans anything religious and doesn't believe in God, yet seems to think he is omniscient.

Anonymous said...

The Democratic conventions are hysterical, especially the old women wearing hats heavy with campaign buttons, raggedy t shirts and torn jeans (Democratic image)!

Then we get the Republicans with their women in tight red expensive suits and the guys with little American flag pins on their lapels. Wow! Impressive! Rich!

It's all about getting on camera, making empty promises and after hours (?) - well, we know.

Ah, the Olympics of politics.

Lights, camera, action!

Anonymous said...

Well, glad to see you put the Youtube clip of the protest on the blog. It's a clear example of those voting for Obama. All talk, no substance, just like the guy they are voting for. More over, they appeared to be your typical, "I have nothing better to do today so I think I'll go protest, Mom, can I have a couple of bucks for lunch?" What a joke!! Their guy's talking about change in America and these idiot's are out protesting, cussing and raising hell like it's 1968 all over.
And in other news,
I'll take the Russian girls for 500, oh wait, wrong show.

AnObiter said...

Wow, all this time I assumed "m-m" was a girl. Sorry, man.

I use my trash compactor for the liberal weenie recycling. It's awesome; I can make weeks' worth of recyclables look like a block from Wall-E.

The first day of school sucks. Hard.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

LOL... the politics of change. Not sure what to change... just know I want it! A we want to bring '68 back again! Riots! Yeahh!!

Seriously, as a middle-class WASP who works hard and is proud of his hardworking family & friends, AND who knows we bear the burden of the taxes to support these knuckleheads... it makes me very, very, sad.

And also a chuckle going out to those who feel compelled to sustain Madonna and her ilk by seeking their policital wisdom. Cracks me up seeing Hollywood and the rest becoming overnight politicos because they earned billions of dollars by showing their Ass.

Anonymous said...

www.fallscreekok.org/ check this out BG.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Ohh... Dream Team girls beat the Russkies... but its a "tight" finish.

Anonymous said...

With all that is wrong in the world....what makes a preacher worry about an attractive girl in a bikini?

Anonymous said...

Only Democrates care enough to protest? I can point to the Republican congressmen who are still, after several weeks with the lights and microphones turned off on them, are still refusing to desert the American people and go on vacation. I hope that the Republicians allow one of them to speak from Washington to the Republician convention.

So Biden is a racist. That is very, very clear by his statement. He cannot say he did not mean what he clearly said. That simple sentence cannot be misconstrued. Thanks Barry, for providing the link. I wonder what would happen if a Republican said that. The news media would jump all over that and not let up until they destroyed the man. The media is much like a former prosecuter who is now a defense attorney, defending Biden. If a Republican said what Biden did, then they would assume the role of prosecutor. We got their number, right?

Anonymous said...

Out of control??? That guy leads a real sheltered life. Ever been in a college town on a weekend night? Typical FOX noise.

Anonymous said...

Barry, the "only Democrats protest" has been covered by PJ O'Rourke. Republicans would also have time to protest, except we all HAVE JOBS!

Anonymous said...

Democrats pay people to foment demonstrations (i.e., union organizers). Republicans are far more effective - they pay lobbyists.

Anonymous said...

9:34 - speaking of preachers - a relative clergyman threw over his wife and four kids and took a cutie right out of his own congregation... Married the gal and had other kids.

Preachers are no different than anybody else...maybe worse.

Anonymous said...

I saw some teachers cryin this morning also.

Anonymous said...

i'll just take the 2 end chicks, yall can fight over the other 3...!

Anonymous said...

BG..when you say "each party"..don't you mean the 2 parties r's and d's receive $17 million each for their conventions..? this is but a small part of the overall corruption that rules our country..what ever happened to good old fashioned honesty..?? why can't we have tried and tested honest people, not f'n multi-millionaires who really should be sent to the gallows..how bout them apples..!!

M-M said...

anobiter: not a problem, I hope.

Anonymous said...

If you let your teenagers work in an establishment with niggers you are crazy.
1) They'll be doing ALL the work.
2) Besides the paycheck they make sure they'll work as little as possible for they are there to steal when they can.
3)They'll be setting the place up to rob with some outside help.

Anonymous said...

141 why do you hate niggers so much ?

Anonymous said...

10:03 - good one!

Anonymous said...

My father in law who has been married for 27 years is a preacher. He is paying child support for a 3 year old that "is not his." lol

I agree with 10:14!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog, but I am going to quit reading it. The comments are completely void of intellect. Actually, I find it disturbing that I would be doing ANYTHING these people would be doing.

Anonymous said...

6:05..........................

I enjoy sex but I am gonna.......
keep doing it no matter how dumb the chicks are.

Don't let the door.... well, you know

Anonymous said...

"Why is that only Democrats care enough to protest?"

Answer: Only those in the minority protest.

Jarhead said...

6:05,

Why would you even bother to comment?

You know you're not going to quit reading. You love the "Idiocracy"!

You'll be back.

wordkyle said...

It's funny how someone who operates under "anon" would assume an air of superiority, rather than engage. Easier to jump ship than prove yourself, I guess.

Anonymous said...

don't feel so bad wurdy, i'm sure 605 wasn't referring to you, except the void of intellect statement of course..don't forget that 1/3 of hrc supporters say they will vote for mcbush....that's 6 million votes the repubs will need to win..!!

Tom Kane said...

I think the reason that only Democrats are out there protesting is that a lot of them seem to have free time on their hands. On the other hand, your basic Republican is doing something else with his or her free time -- like spending it with their families or earning a living.