9.26.2008

Friday Morning Random Thoughts

  • While you were sleeping, Washington Mutual was seized by the FDIC and then sold to JPMorgan Chase & Co. Holy cow.
  • Everyone is referring to that as a "bank failure" which makes it the largest "bank failure" in the history of the United States.
  • Being the voice of Big Tex would be a beating. And that guy is kind of creepy based upon a live interview I saw this morning.
  • I slept right through my alarm this morning. That never happens.
  • From a political standpoint, this economic mess can't have come at a worst time for the Republicans since the masses, rightly or wrongly, blame the incumbent party. (Did I already write this?)
  • Grisham's An Innocent Man (I'm 60% through it) is absolutely fantastic. And the fact that it focuses on a small county's criminal justice system is like candy for me (if I really liked candy.)
  • The smoking hot Jillian Barberie is a shocking 42 today.
  • Here's the pretty detailed press release from the U.S. Attorney regarding the arrest of the former Boyd pastor on child pornography charges. (Not sure why the feds need to get involved.) But you might want to rethink your life if you actually choose the email address of: girlpedolover@yahoo.com. Can you make it any more obvious?
  • I wonder if IHaveAMethLabInBoyd@yahoo.com is available? (Edit: I added this line after this post originally went up. At the same time, MzChief made an almost identical joke in the comments. Neither one of us saw the other do the same schtick. Frightening.)
  • Ugh: Last night I stick the ol' gas nozzle in the gas tank, begin filling, and go into the convenience store for something else (although I always fear coming back out and seeing that I have flooded the Southwest Proper with gasoline.) But, after spending a few minutes in the store, I come back out to see that the filling had malfunctioned after 1.07 gallons. Fail.
  • I got an automated email last night from the web site I told you about a couple of weeks ago that alerts you to close sporting events. It read, "Oregon State 21 #1 USC 0 - Halftime - Potential Upset - ESPN Ch. 206." I didn't even know the game was going on, and I was able to switch over and watch what turned out to be a an actual upset.
  • And Oregon State was lead by a 5'6" running back. Go little guy.
  • Fox 4 Megan Henderson told the TV world this week that that she has been diagnosed with "toasted skin syndrome." That's about all I know, but I'm speculating like a mad man.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://thedermblog.com/2008/03/11/toasted-skin-syndrome-no-im-not-making-this-up/

Anonymous said...

I loved seeing USC getting their overrated asses kicked..especially by an unranked team they should have beaten by 40 easy..me loves me some beaver...

Anonymous said...

all miss megan needs is one of my famous full body massages!!

Anonymous said...

does anyone know for sure what the deal is with macie jepson?

Anonymous said...

"The smoking hot Jillian Barberie is a shocking 42 today."
Yeah, she has a hot bod, but that yapper of hers is a power down.

"Megan Henderson..diagnosed with toasted skin syndrome"
Maybe they should install a dimmer switch on the studio lights?

"..begin filling, and go into the convenience store for something else.."
Oh man, you should never leave your vehicle unattended while filling the tank. Any spillage is your responsibility

Happy weekend!

Jarhead said...

OSU's upset of USC does not bode well for my Frogs this weekend. OU will be doing just about everything they can to throttle TCU knowing they'll be #1 on Sunday.

Ugh.

mzchief said...

Jillian Barberie, at any age, equals BUTTERFACE. I guess the fact she has big boobs makes it okay that she has a face like an ugly tranny okay for some of you guys.

I do not believe the second photo is a before and after shot.

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Props to the Feds for being able to figure out they needed to apprehend and charge someone, with the e-addy; girlpedolover@yahoo.com, for child pornography. I wonder if the Feds are searching for email addresses like "ICookMethInChico@yahoo.com" for their next bust?

Anonymous said...

Our President is doing all he can to bail out this mess and his own party is going against him. Those Republican jerks are trying to get us to re-elect them so they can continue to mismanage our tax dollars?

I actually feel sorry for President Bush on this one.

Anonymous said...

history is once again repeating itself..those very few banks who ruled then free world 100 years ago are now gobbling up all these other failing banks for dimes on the dollar..problem is their actual cash reserves are backed by debt and US government paper/taxpayers..one way or the other we the AMERICAN PEOPLE are stuck with the liability. in my opinion anyone who backs either party is part of the problem..both are corrupt and owned by those who can afford to buy them ALL..!!!

Anonymous said...

B.G.
For years I laughed at all the hype about driving 55 to save fuel...bla...bla....
I bought an economical car to try and conserve a tad since I drive 120 round trip every day. For the last 3 years I've been the typical "lead foot". Last week I tried being the (forgive me Lord) Conservative driver. As a rule I was getting about 360 miles per tank...or about 31-32 per gallon.
I did the 55 thing all last week.....Tuesday I filled up....340.4 miles....9.52 gallons= 35.756
Now, I figure I will save several hundred dollars a year on the fuel.
Can I donate that to the Gov't to help bail out the U.S. of A?

About the "toasted skin syndrome".
I've been toasted a few times.....even to the point of not being able to feel my skin.....
But what the hell is toasted skin syndrome

Anonymous said...

take the points jugg..

Anonymous said...

that running back for oregon st. was really fun to watch, he was very fast and hard to get ahold of and even then he had the power to gain more yards with 2 or 3 defenders trying to tackle him. i bet we will be hearing a lot more about mr. rogers..!

Anonymous said...

isellcrack@yahoo.com
ishotjfk@yahoo.com
14andunderforme@yahoo.com

I think I could go on forever...

Anonymous said...

8:55 - I could not agree with you more.

So we will probably elect more Democrats this time and see how well they mismanage our tax dollars.

It's a no win situation for us taxpayers either way.

The photo in the ST on the front page was really interesting. Barack Obama looked like he was sitting in a vat of turpentine.

Jarhead said...

alvoidisnowknownaasjarheadville@dictator.com is still available.

Anonymous said...

Oh WORDY, where are you?

Anonymous said...

Banks can't get a loan,feds who can't pay the bills...take control of a bank who can't pay the bills!Congress who screwed everything up, can't decide on how to fix it!Everyone say's don't panic we have been in a recession before.Wait till it becomes a depression? Ok all you overpaid underworked politicians get this problem fixed...you will really stand out in a suit, in the soup line!

On a lighter note ,"wamu and the failures", will be tearing down the house!at the Hide the Weenie tonight!

Anonymous said...

notice how the leaders are now calling it a rescue plan..careful not to call it a bail-out..who's going to bail/rescue our asses..???

Anonymous said...

9:32 - we will rescue ourselves.

Don't vote.

Anonymous said...

Actually the gas pump worked. When you went in, I took it out of your car and filled up mine on your tab. When I was full, I put my card in, charged a buck-seven and turned it off. Thanks for helping me out. I love liberal givers.

Does the thought that you and mzcheif have the same thoughts scare you? Have you thought about a blog topic on why she capitalizes and highlights her efforts at a zinger? I've always wondered about it...and now I'm expecting a diatribe about it.

Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton, obsessed with multiculturalism,pushed legislation through Congress that dictated where mortgage lenders could lend, and created the market for the high-risk subprime loans that now send balance sheets of many of the lending industry into the red. We were recovering from the real estate crash of the 1980s when he set us up for the next downhill ride. This, and nothing more, is the underlying cause of the crash.

For every action, there is a reaction. Many of the readers here do not understand lag time. The bomb had a time fuse. It took 12years of bad lending practices to ignite it. The blast is from Clinton's bomb.

NOW THEY WANT US TO LET THEM SHOW US HOW A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM CAN WORK.

Anonymous said...

all these things we think just began to happen did not..all that's going on right now in the financial world was decided on long ago and being carried out now is part of the plan. guess who ends up with all the goodies and who gets the shit end of the stick..hint..US taxpayers get their usual...this will be bad for working folks in this country no matter how this "bail-out" ends up.

Anonymous said...

what americans are really addicted to is money..a whole lot of spending money..to hell with savings..to hell with future generations. i feel we are like the guy who swam out in the ocean too far to ever get back to safety..are we too far out to make it back..?

Anonymous said...

The Republicans (Geo W.) mess he has left the country has all of us standing and doing the "slow clap". And people like wordbile will still sing his praise. Makes you want to shake your head ...

Anonymous said...

She has a very chic duct tape belt.

People don't really use Duct tape to it's fullest potential or somethin.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:57 am, may I recommend you keep your extra savings for medical expenses when you get run off the road for obeying our countries speed limits. I also drive the speed limit or five below, not only because it is the LAW but it does conserve gas and save money. I travel FM 2264 every day and almost every time I drive another vehicle will catch up to me and either ride my bumper or pass unsafely. 2 weeks ago I was on 635 in the HOV lane doing 65 in a 60 just trying to stay out of peoples way, and had 2 cars pass on the double white and tell me I'm number 1 as the flew by. My point and mini rant being why does the American population think it is their God given right to drive 10 to 25 MPH over a speed limit that is also a law. People who try to obey these laws are looked down upon and treated as a hindrance. Too bad they don't realize as you finally have how much money can be saved just by slowing down. Godspeed fellow driver and enjoy your savings!

Anonymous said...

Can't figure out why Jughead doesn't like Alvord. Envy me thinks?
sweatygrandburycheerleaders.com is more in line for the Jugster

Anonymous said...

8:34 there was an article recently in the DMN stating she had been laid off

Also, Justin Farmer is no longer on in the early morning ???

Anonymous said...

Out in left field!

I'm seriously thinking of coming out with my own brand of breast milk based ice cream!I was wondering if anyone is interested in "dairy work"?

goober said...

If you did not hear the little running back Rodgers after the game, when asked how he managed to run against USC replied something to the effect "I just got in behind my line, and I am so small, they couldn't find me."

Anonymous said...

always wanted to be in the dairy business
PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's an excerpt from today's Wall Street Journal on how Paulson's plan could net lots of money for what is invested. Interesting to think in the positives instead of the negatives.

You can slice the numbers a lot of different ways. My calculations, which assume 50% impairment on subprime loans, suggest it is possible, all in, for this portfolio to generate between $1 trillion and $2.2 trillion -- the greatest trade ever. Every hedge-fund manager will be jealous. Mr. Buffett is buying a small piece of the trade via his Goldman Sachs investment.

Over 10 years this could change the budget scenario in D.C., which can also strengthen the dollar. The next president gets a heck of a windfall. In the spirit of Secretary of State William Seward's purchase of Alaska for $7 million in 1867, this week may be remembered as Paulson's Folly.

Mr. Kessler, a former hedge-fund manager, is the author of "How We Got Here" (Collins, 2005).

Anonymous said...

Is there any openings for Mothers Milk extractors around here?

I am a hands on kind of guy and would like to start immediately or somethin.

wordkyle said...

1017 - Question: What specifically are you saying Bush did that caused this "mess?" Easy to say such things, but without something concrete to back it up, it comes across as just another uninformed opinion, which I'm sure was not your intention.

I've disagreed with Bush on a lot of things: spending, immigration, refusal to fight for conservative principles -- and I'm not sure I agree with this "bailout." It's complex, but it seems to me that House Republicans want private capital to do the rescuing, rather than taxpayer money.

Don't Democrats control the Congress? They don't need Republican approval. If this deal is so important why don't they just push it through? Bush apparently won't veto a deal. What's holding Democrats back? Could it be because 99.9% of voters don't want taxpayers to pay for it? Democrats seem to be more worried about politics than taking action -- if this deal is so good, why don't they just do it?

I think it would be very interesting to know more of the details of the proposed "deal."

Anonymous said...

Earlier this summer, I learned about the "Secret Meeting of the House of Reps" which took place 3/13/08. It is said several Reps were so horrified, they leaked information, and the topic of this secret meeting was the impending failure of US banks in Sept 2008, the collapse of US Gov. in Feb 2009 Martial Law put into place because of civil war, "Insurgents" placed in REX-84 detention facilities located in every state (many built by Haliburton). I am scared to death - what I read is starting to happen.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

I find it incredible that folks like 12:15 still exist... insert fake moon landing nuts, 9:11 conspiracy nuts, illuminatti nuts here.

Do people really have such crappy lives they have to buy into such beliefs? And i think the internets must amplify it.

Idiocracy is becoming more entrenched every day. Bring on the electrolytes.

Anonymous said...

Erythema ab igne, also known as toasted skin syndrome, is a red, brown rash that develops as a result of prolonged exposure to heat without an actual burn. The redness develops in a particular pattern, called reticulate or net like. Slowing of blood flow in the affected area, called hemostasis, is likely the cause.

The rash can be various colors from red to pink to brown. It improves after stopping exposure to heat, but in some instances, the brown coloring might be permanent.

Any source of prolonged heat like heating pads, water bottles, even laptop computers (if it sits on your lap) can be a cause. It is well documented in old dermatology books on the legs of women who would sit close to the fire or the pot belly stove in the winter to try to stay warm.

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Anonymous said...

everyone should be scared to death..they have had plans in place for mass internment of americans for many years..it's all part of the big plan to turn america into a socialist, totalitarian dictatorship..the C&K are much closer to this than folks realize..PREPARE FOR CHANGE..!

Anonymous said...

Whether Democrat,Republican,Independent or Idiot, we all fixin' to be in deep
dodo.

Anonymous said...

Stocks rise,stocks fall,stocks rise,stocks fall....it's like intermittent viagra I tell ya!

Tell 12:15 to relax "honcho" we are not going to detention centers.We are being sold as slave labor to build chinese wal-marts!

Anonymous said...

Geez, 12:15 thanks for sitting on that valuable info that could have saved us all a bunch of grief! Why didn't you come out from under your tin foil hat and say something earlier? Afraid the black helicopters were gonna git ya?

Anonymous said...

toasted head syndrome


buzz that develops as a result of prolonged exposure to beer without an actual hangover

I plan on getting this syndrome at 4:30,although it will not fix our economic situation....it will make it a little easier to deal with temporarily!

Anonymous said...

Okay, okay, maybe I'm gullible - I'm just sayin........12:15

Jarhead said...

How did the current financial mess begin? With sub-prime mortgages? Who's idea was that?

Anonymous said...

1:32, are you saying there was no secret meeting of Congress March 13, 2008? There seems to be quite a bit of documentation. It was the first time they met in secret since 1983.

Anonymous said...

jarhead,your mission if you choose to accept...is to find who or what can get us the "fuminuck"
("is a redneck cammo word")out of this mess!

Anonymous said...

"From a political standpoint, this economic mess can't have come at a worst time for the Republicans since the masses, rightly or wrongly, blame the incumbent party. (Did I already write this?)"

Yes but, it bears repeating.

wordkyle said...

Personally, I don't believe that the government is competent enough to coordinate a conspiracy this big. I also don't believe that 500+ members of Congress would all be capable of keeping their mouths shut over something like this.

Although it does make for odd conversation. Show us evidence other than a secret session (not "meeting") of Congress which, though rare, is not unprecedented. By the way, there are "secret meetings" all the time -- committees dealing with national security, etc. Being closed to the public does not, in and of itself, mean the session was for nefarious purposes.

Anonymous said...

You have to kill all involved to know for sure the secret is kept secret. So 12:15 there is a price for your treason! Really - you are not Mel Gibson , we're not Julia Roberts (well not tonight , wifey-poo wants to play plumbers house call-luvs that plumbers crack she do). You want some bait to fish with? Why does J.P.Morgan ,at the top of the bail-out list ,BUY WAMU? The answer to that is the "HOLY GRAIL". Now take up the QUEST Sir Robin and beware the beacon. No you probably need to stop. Ask for Zoot. Balloonknot

Anonymous said...

You want to stop this crap once and for all? And do the species a big favor? Here's the plan:

1) Let them all collapse.

2) Abolish and disband the entire governmental structure from state to fed. Leave only counties functionally intact.

3) Let anarchy reign. This will weed out all the incompetent idiots that cause global warming by driving around pointessly in gigantic vehicles which serve no purpose.

4) Kill every male who has no significant wardrobe other than suits. This will eliminate the scum-sucking lawyers, the scum-sucking politicians (who are mostly lawyers), and a whole pile of fags who aren't contributing anything substantial anyway. I'm thinking AIDS will become a footnote as well.

5) Start routine butchering of morbidly obese people for use as a fuel source.

6) Ban television permanently. That's most of what got us into this mindless consumerism from the start.

7) Declare all religion obsolete and counterproductive. (because it is) If you just gotta be a supersticious idiot keep it in your damn house.

8) Collect and destroy all computers. They only allow people like me to have ideas like this.Put Tim Wilson in charge of the entire planet for thirty days. Send Oprah Winfrey to Mars.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 8:31...
What did Mars ever do to Earth to deserve Oprah Winfry?