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8.27.2008

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • I bought a Texas Monthly magazine the other day. I had forgotten how good that thing is. And it seems like every great article I ever saw in that publication is written by Skip Hollandsworth.
  • You would not believe some of the "common man" speakers at the Democratic Convention that you don't see unless you've got the live feed from C-SPAN on. The common man looks like a dear in headlights who can't read a teleprompter.
  • I've said this before, when I was a kid I was lucky to have two college football games on television on any given weekend. This weekend, there are an amazing 27 games that will be available for viewing on cable and/or satellite. (More if you are willing to pay-per-view or go with ESPN's Game Plan.)
  • Man, 287 and the I-35 merge near Basswood sounds like a mess this morning due to construction.
  • I wonder if there is any hotel or motel that still uses actual "keys" for the doors.
  • Dallas Morning News story: "A man renting a storage unit near Love Field in Dallas found an unpleasant surprise locked inside this week — a large stash of pornography, police said." Did that say "unpleasant"? And the guy called the cops? I don't understand people any more.
  • In related news, Sheriff David Walker announced a dragnet had been called to try and find property believed to be lost or stolen (described only as "voluminous reading material") with a complainant only identified as "Jarhead". Developing . . .
  • The Star Telegram travel section last weekend (which is now incorporated into the Life section) had a story about a four day hiking trip to the Machu Picchu ruins in the mountains of Peru. I'd like to do that.
  • It's sad that I already realize how many regrets of "things not done" I'm going to have when I'm on my death bed.
  • Assistant Wise County Attorney Thomas Aaberg started riding a bicycle competitively about five weeks ago. He then decided to take part in the Hotter Than Hell race in Wichita Falls last weekend. Results: He completely 100 miles in a little over five hours. I told him he was a Kenyon on two wheels.
  • OK, I admit it, I tricked up the daily photo today that always appears with the Random Thoughts.
  • If you think this video is funny you are a bad person. I decided I was a bad person after hitting "replay" ten times.
  • Hillary's best line last night was her reference to the Supreme Court being in a "right wing headlock." Preach on, bruther.
  • That was weird: I'm alone in my office but one of our phone lines lit up in a solid (not flashing color) for about three minutes. I am alone, right? Kind of like a horror movie.
  • The recession is over. I noticed frequent commenter Anobiter posted on her blog yesterday that she had lunch at La Madeleine, then went shopping at Nordstroms, and then picked out new granite counter tops for her kitchen. And it was a Tuesday.
  • I had a TV dinner, shopped at Walmart, and wiped down the formica with a paper towel.
  • It's official: Boyd's own Greg "The Hammer" Williams has a new gig. Or job.
  • Ok, do a man a favor. I've never met Keith who runs the Bag Of Nothing blog which I link to over there on the right. But he seems to be a good guy and, just like you Wise County folks, is a God-fearing boy who grew up in a small town. But, to get to the point, he's trying to win some crazy Southwest Airlines contest by submitting a video which is both nerdy and funny (which I can relate to). You can watch it, and more importantly, VOTE FOR IT here. Don't disappoint. Sic 'em.
  • Edit: One of the commenters reminded me that you have to pick up a Messenger today and read the story of the stowaway cat. It has the most shocking addendum in the history of ever.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

BG, for posting this picture with this posting, you should be banned from bloggerspot. that is cruel and unusual punishment.

Anonymous said...

i learned from the WCM this morning that a reporter had a now-dead cat loving on his leg but forget to check the sex of the cat first.

good times

Anonymous said...

I love reading anything Skip Hollandsworth writes. Texas Monthly is a great publication.

Anonymous said...

27 games? i love me some college football.
GO ARKANSAS!

Anonymous said...

i like the first ad in the garage sale classifieds. the MESS has a house ad that READS like a teenagers txt message where RANDOM words are typed in ALL bold. what GIVES? that is FREAKING annoying.

Anonymous said...

i'll tell you what - that chelsea clinton is looking mighty good. good for her to because i didnt think she had a chance as a teen. she broke the fugly meter back in the day.

Anonymous said...

Well now Barry - these two women are a bit closer to your age.

:-)

M-M said...

I happen to turn the tv on at the beginning of Hillarys' speech last night and listened to it. She rattled off a long laundry list of reasons she ran for president, which of course were things she wanted to accomplish while president.

The thought occurred to me, that she's a senator for pete's sake. Where's the list of bills she has written and sponsered as a senator to accomplish this same laundry list she just rattled off?

Senators write and sponser bills for change and the president signs into law or vetoes those bills. The president doesn't write bills. So, technically speaking, she has had more oppurtunity to do those things she listed as a senator than she would as a president. Yet, why hasn't she.

The same thing applies to Obama, Biden and McCain. All senators. All claiming to have all the answers to solve all our problems, yet what have they done as a senator (where they have a better oppurtunity to do that)?

Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

GOD ALMIGHTY MAN...I'm sure glad I didn't have my glasses on when those 2 fugly-assed _____ appeared this morning..I think I'm gonna be sick..

Anonymous said...

I am a bad person. I thought that video was really funny.

Jarhead said...

That can't be right... I was just digging through my Box O' Porn the other night...

I'll be right back...

Anonymous said...

Think about it a minute, BG....the "common man" is not known for his oratory skills. That's the problem with America today---if you are not one of the "beautiful people" with the speaking skills of an actor---you are not fit to run our country. Give me the good ol' boy with a little girth who appreciates a good meal and a good joke anytime over the "plastic" prettyboys who
many people think are all that....

Anonymous said...

well m-m the fact is they are mostly all liars and theives..however mccain has worked hard to write and co-sponsor many bills that would benefit america..whereas hrc has done nothing but lie and make promises that she never intended to keep...it was always just about HILLARY and no one else...last night's speech proves my point..!!

Anonymous said...

Gee whiz.......those two women resemble what you would find on the afternoon shift of the strip club on I-35 in North Fort Worth!

AnObiter said...

Jar, I think Barry's intimidated by your witty smarts -- thus, the frequent references to you.

And, uh, my 5 year old asked me what a "dickweed" was last night (overheard as Dad watched Larry the Cable Guy). This afternoon, I'm going to show him your hippy law firm picture and answer, "That's a Dickweed."

So there. Then I'm going to slink off to dust my diamond ceiling fan pulls....lol

Anonymous said...

And of course, whenever their speeches say "I'm going to DO this or that", ask the all-important question--How? There will be no answer. By the way, notice how those big, bad "Republican-loving" corporate lobbyist-types are shmoozing the Democrats (like I'm sure they will also at the Republican convention)? Face it, the Dems and the Reps are EQUALLY lobbyist-influenced. Sorry, Dems, quit pretending to take the "high-ground" about being "for" the "common" person, as opposed to those mean old corporate-loving Reps--there's NO difference. (This is a slam about both parties, but it's a dig to the Dems everytime they hypocritically attack the Reps about this issue.)

Jarhead said...

Somehow I doubt that...

Anonymous said...

many economist are saying that our economy and entire financial system are on the brink of collapse, and the only hope for most of our largest banks and other institutions is with more government bailouts. how can a financially bankrupt government bail out these corporate thieves who have been robbing us blind..??

Anonymous said...

the tradewinds motel still uses those keys. oh, wait....

Billy said...

That was probably death on the phone telling you to get out and shorten that regret list!

A preacher told me one time of all the people he talked to on their death bed none of them said "man I wish I would have worked more".

And dont be sad just think of all the great things GOD has let you do!

Anonymous said...

The Georgia vs Russia conflict has me very concerned. Anytime you have our navy and their troops in close proximity to each other in a conflict area--it doesn't take much of a "match" to start a fire. Someone astute in International affairs please explain to me how the U.S. supports Georgian indpendence to the extent of providing aid, but objects strenously to the recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This one has all the ingredients for a wider conflict in a hurry---stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

Anobiter...Granite Counter Tops....

NOOOOOOOOOO! They could kill you and your entire family.........

"Fears are on the rise about a possible link between granite counter tops and lung cancer, thanks to the presence of radiation and radon (in varying quantities) in the increasingly-popular counter top material."

You better have that shiate checked by a radon testing service before you purchase any.

Anonymous said...

News Flash!! Russia is moving tanks toward Poland. Oh, Alfalfa, what are we going to do? Oh shut-up Darla, it's just a political move. Obammy's getting the "set-up" for the debates because he'll fall on his face, when asked the question, what should the U.S. do?
McCain will be our next President because that's the way the Bilderbergers want it to go. He'll do his four years and Hillary will be back. Obama will have screwed the pooch by 2012. See, Bill is part of the Bilderberger Group. Pay attention here people!! The only way it won't happen is if "jarhead" becomes POTUS. He's got my vote and I've never even met him.

Anonymous said...

Very difficult to change the world from the Senate. Just as difficult to change it from the White House.

Until there are 60 votes in the Senate to pass a bill, and 67 to over-ride a veto.......little has a chance of becoming law.

All the more reason to seek a president who can work both sides of the aisle to get something done.

At this stage, neither candidate has a chance. The current attitude is "my way or nothing."

Congress has single digit approval ratings but we keep electing our village idiot (sorry Molly Ivins)
Speaking of villiage idiots....our representative Phil King.....oh lets don't speak of him.

Anonymous said...

one motel in Fredricksburg TX(SUNSET INN)still has door keys, it is a small motel on hwy 16 as your leaving town the owners are very friendly and the rooms are very comfortable and clean the motel doesnt have the perks of the bigger chains but for a week end get-a-way is great we have stayed in it fir the last five years on our annual spring motorcycle run

Anonymous said...

Does anyone think that there is any shortage of stocks and bonds for sale..??? Think about it...it's just paper, no tangible assets to the owner whatsoever, and the government or corporations just keep on printing more and more of this worthless paper, and AMERICAN'S KEEP BUYING..and hoping to have this for retirement, healthcare needs, etc. all it takes is some world event to cause a panic and in a matter of days, years worth of saving and investing can be wiped out..i have personally experienced this and learned years ago that it's safer to own tangible assets, i.e. land, gold or even junk iron as opposed to having a minority ownership in paper..!!

Anonymous said...

It will be nice to have Greggo back on the air!!! He deserves a
another chance.

Anonymous said...

Its about time you put realdown to earth women on the pictures,in my opinion they are HOT!!! there are more women in the world who look like them than the skinny bitches you usually post, its great they have the self esteem to dress sexy, now there are some women who do not need to have the self esteem to drees as they do but feel they need too.

AnObiter said...

10:45, you're the second warning I've gotten about the countertops and radiation. Maybe he's trying to kill me? lol

Seriously, thanks -- I'm definitely checking up on the stuff we bought!

Anonymous said...

10:51 - just hearing Phil King's name is sickening.

And who elects this man?

So who is really sickening?

Anonymous said...

Hey, good points 10:59 - and there are some fat women who have good self-esteem too.

And a few old ones too.

Anonymous said...

1048 it makes NO difference who is elected POTUS the Bilderbergers or as I like to call them the Captains & the Kings will continue to rule our world..they control ALL OF THE MONEY..!! it's just that simple.

Anonymous said...

Is the older one Tammy from Bridgeport? I think I know her.

Anonymous said...

GUSTAV IS COMING.....

Anonymous said...

Poor little girl hitting the bench. That is terrible.

Anonymous said...

Amen, 10:55AM, land, cattle, and other tangible assets for us. But wait, what would the Jarheads of the world do to make a living then? Poor jarhead and his little paper fairy world would just go poof! That would be funny.

Anonymous said...

there's plenty of well documented proof that not only do the C&K exist, but continue to be the most protected group on earth..and they don't even have a military..were never invaded while 2 world wars annialiated all of their neighboring countries and most of europe..that's right this group is headquartered in SWITZERLAND..for example, a few years ago proof was found in swiss bank vaults, that the C&K was financing HITLER before WWII ever started, absolute proof that certain swiss banks were receiving stolen artwork and other property stolen by german troops as they invaded europe..they even received box-fulls of gold dental work taken from dead jews..this proof was revealed by an honest man working in a swiss bank..when these journals were discovered the C&K's ordered them destroyed..this honest man disobeyed his orders and smuggled a few of these journals filled with proof of their collaboration and provided them to attorneys for jewish survivors..they eventually settled with these banks for several $BILLION...sorry it's a long, long story...!

Anonymous said...

one thing for certain the C&K will have no problem doing whatever they feel necessary to accomplish their goals, even if that means killing a few million/billion people..so long as they are protected and keep their power and wealth,....they've done it before and they are getting ready to do it again..!! BE PREPARED

Anonymous said...

all the democrats act like a bunch of spoiled children, nothing a good ass whipping wouldn't take care of..!

Jarhead said...

Nah. My wife has a pretty good job. I think we could make it on one salary for a while.

BTW, good luck in retirement. That's going to be funny!

Anonymous said...

Keith will never win the Southwest Airlines contest when he is seen on video riding the American Airlines carousel at DFW!!!

Anonymous said...

111 not as funny as lets say having all your retirement in enron, worldcom,countrywide financial or a thousand other dogshit stocks..!!ha ha dipshit...! i mean dickweed !

Anonymous said...

11:48 - leave Jarhead alone!...he's a good Republican who is trying to perfect his greeting "wave" - you know, like the dumba$$ one Nixon had.

Anonymous said...

Too many posts to wade thru - but any kind of hike to Machu Picchu is very well worth the effort. A really magical place. Go for it!

Anonymous said...

A good friend of mine took the hiking trip to Machu Pichu and said it was wonderful. The pictures were amazing.

Anonymous said...

The courthouse in Decatur is made of thousands of tons of granite and has been in service to and occupied daily by 100s of thousands of people in its 100+ years of service. There are many people who spent their entire working lives in that building. If there were any potential problem I think it would have manifested by now and we wouldn't have to learn about it from some weirdo on Barry's blog- sheesh.