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9.24.2008

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • I've begun "reading" John Grisham's An Innocent Man. So far: Great. Man, I'm a sucker for true crime written by someone who accurately portrays the system.
  • Every time I read or see something interesting, I want to go there just to see it. Now I just want to go see the courthouse in Ada, Oklahoma (the main town in the book.)
  • I haven't been to Northpark mall in forever.
  • The Evil Empire has produced some wheels off stars: Ricky Williams, Cedric Benson, and now Vince Young.
  • Every year: News footage of Big Tex being raised. Every year: Power Down.
  • Anybody hear about 11 people being shot at a Texas nightclub over the weekend (although no died)? Didn't think so. And the club's name was Graham Central Station -- I think I went in a club by that name in Wichita Falls once.
  • I saw a letter written by a hypothetical friend of a client yesterday that was typed, single space, three pages long, and (here's the payoff) did not contain one paragraph break.
  • Whenever I hear about "Royse City" (which is just outside of Dallas), I think of an old western town with an actual saloon.
  • I think I got honked at this morning but I'm not sure if it was directed at me. That's frustrating because you can't even get mad.
  • I pull my hair out when I see the local weather forecast say, for example, "It's going to be 81 in Denton and Sherman, 82 in Plano, 80 in Rockwall . . . ."
  • I saw the basketball area over at North Texas referred to as the "Snake Pit" yesterday. I'm not sure I had heard that name in a while. Edit: A commenter correctly points out it's the "Super Pit" and had I read past this headline, it would have all made sense.
  • The Banana and Gorilla prank sure has received a lot of media coverage (the boys even got interviewed yesterday.) But there should be a criminal defense of: Funny enough to be excused.
  • Even though a pretty good number of Wise County kids go to Northwest ISD, I never consider the Texans to be a "Wise County team".
  • Boy, McCain is keeping Sarah Palin more protected than a newborn's fontanella. Don't expect a press conference any time soon.
  • "PETA sent a letter to . . . Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to replace cow's milk they use in their ice cream products with human breast milk, according to a statement recently released by a PETA spokeswoman." Could give rise to some awkward ordering while in line.
  • Dallas ISD is always a disaster. I remember back in the late 1980s that the superintendent used school funds to furnish her condo in what is now Uptown Dallas. She went to prison.
  • Jessica Alba, and I loves me some Jessica Alba, has lost her baby fat.
  • Good lord, someone has walked into my office at 7:48 a.m.

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crime knows no time.

Here's a link with a DISD student that deserves more play. He might be President one day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrfqzUD1t_A

Anonymous said...

Well I wish you all the luck that the" somone" walking into your office is the girl pictured above....I would indeed have to say "GOOD LORD" ! Best wish's

Anonymous said...

I was at Northpark two weeks ago and was uncomfortable being a minorty. Police were all over the parking lots due to purse snachings that were occuring. The Rio Grande is no longer the northern border of Mexico. I think the U.S. should look at the history of Europe and realize that borders do change. Why not just accept it, rather than fight and kill a lot of people like the Americans did in 1836-1845 when the border shifted south. I am seeing more and more Mexican flags replacing the Stars and Stripes.

Anonymous said...

I think that superintendent deal was some where around 96 or 97. Unless there was another on before I arrived in the area. Which really wouldn't surprise me...

Anonymous said...

A lot of problems with Dallas ISD are due to the northern migration. The district has gone from 35% to 65% hispanic in ten years. How many good teachers and administrators can be found in the schools in Mexico?

Anonymous said...

can anyone tell me when was obama's last press conference..?? i can't remember....

Anonymous said...

i read "the innocent man" about a year ago and it will truly piss you off because he was so mistreated by the system and did not get the help that he needed.

Anonymous said...

"hypothetical friend"
Is that the same as an imaginary friend?

"It's going to be 81 in Denton and Sherman, 82 in Plano, 80 in Rockwall . . . ."
Yeah, that's a beating. Why don't they just say low 80s for the area the way they used to. Like a couple of degrees is gonna make a difference to anybody

"human breast milk...Could give rise to some awkward ordering while in line."
*Is it Vitamin double D fortified?
*Um, I drink left breast milk only, please
*Great...now, instead of Mad Cow disease, we have to worry about PMS disease
*Do you have any job opportunities for milk hands at the dairy?
~rimshot~rimshot~rimshot

Anonymous said...

The Innocent Man is a great book. However, I am from Ada Okalhoma now transplanted in wise county and trying to find my way out, A lot of the town people now dislike Grisham. They think he didn't paint a very great of the town. The town truly was amazing and a lot of great people have come out of ADA. Now it is the national headquarters for the Chickasaw tribe and the Chickasaw's have bought up everyhting and they have filled the town with casinos. You should take a trip up to Ada to check out the court house and all the other great stuff in Greater Ada. You should wikipedia ADA and find out all about it. You would be surprised!!! Enjoy your reading.

onmyway311 said...

Ugh, I am so sick of hearing about the gorilla/banana prank at the Flower Mound homecoming game last week. I wish everyone would get over it already. I work in Flower Mound and it didn't get as much attention here as it has everywhere else, GEEZE!

Anonymous said...

I would lick her toes.

Anonymous said...

You can't get away from the coverage of the Finland school shooting- in print, on TV or on the net. but, I had to find out about 11 people getting shot 4 days ago in a Texas club here?

The shooter must have been a Liberal Democratic politician or a big fund raiser for Obama.

Anonymous said...

Those PETA folks are a group of escapees from some asylum that need to be rounded up and put back in their padded ells.

Anonymous said...

Palin not giving press conferences is obviously the best way to keep the press writing about her. Even small time Blog authors write about it. Also, it keeps condescending, ignorant fools like Charles Gibson from showing how little he knows about the Bush Doctrine and other topics.

Anonymous said...

Still thinking about yesterdays blog regarding the bail-outs.
Just read a very good article that I think puts some things in proper perspective;


Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin


"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."

Anonymous said...

Did you see the long line of cars and all those stations out of fuel? Mabey the guy who mentioned the ration cards had it right after all!
Curious also as to how those folks returning to the Island are going to do?

Anonymous said...

McCain is likely "protecting" Palin (only ONE debate?) from Joe Biden and gang.

RPM said...

Saw on Fox4 this morning that the charges have been dropped against Bananaboy & Monkeyboy. The school decided criminal charges may not have been the best way to resolve this.

Translation: School board wanted to keep their jobs.

I thought the UNT arena was the "Super Pit"?

Anonymous said...

949 TRUE THEN..PROVEN FACT TODAY..WE ARE SO CLOSE TO FORECLOSURE..SCARY.!

Anonymous said...

check out jessica alba in "the sleeping dictionary" WOW

Anonymous said...

I wonder if PETA is a far left liberal weenie organization? Drink breast milk, use on sqare of toilet paper, inflate your tires, change your light bulbs and open the borders. Feel safer and better about yourself now?

Anonymous said...

Did you liberal weenies see your boy Biden on Couric? He said that during the depression, Roosevelt went on TV and didn't talk about greed. I don't think there was TV during the depression. This man is your candidate but you trash Palin. I love the liberal weenie mindset. SOB, Save Our Biden.

Anonymous said...

That shooting took place outside of Graham Central Station at 1840 Lee Trevino in El Paso. Graham Brothers Entertainment is based in Odessa and operates numerous multi-formatted entertainment venues in the south. Find out more at www.grahamcentralstation.com

wordkyle said...

Things sure have gone south since the elections of 2006. I can't see what the Democrats have done for the country since they took power. Well, at least the Democrat Congress got that increase in the minimum wage they put so much emphasis on. (Note: Unemployment in September is the highest in five years.)

How 'bout them Democrats?

Anonymous said...

@Wordkyle: You're smarter than that. Bush had the luxury of his first six years under a Republican controlled congress. And look at what is coming home to roost because of it.

@11:39 - Biden might not have the qualification of being able to "see Russia" from his backyard, but at least he's not McCain who said, if President, he would fire the head of the S.E.C. when the president doesn't have that power! Man, all that "experience" he has!! (And you hard-liners, how do you feel about McCain saying he would put Democrat Andrew Cuomo in charge of the S.E.C.? Even if you win, you lose.)

Anonymous said...

Now, Wordkyle, I know that you know the Dems can not pass one single thing without the President's signature because they aren't even close to a veto-proof majority.

So quit acting like Dems have had a chance to get their policies enacted "since the elections of 2006."

Anonymous said...

12:46,If you will read, pay attention or recall what you learned in Government class you would understand that an incoming President reaps what the last President had sown. For instance, Clinton could of got Bin Laden, but refused and Bin Laden attacked America. It takes anywhere from 5 to 10 years to see the results but the sitting President always gets the blame or the credit. Clinton is the one who "roped-in" the Freddies to become more of a Government Agencey and slice requirements for home loans. This was done in order for minorities to be able to qualify.
McCain could fire the head of the S.E.C. if he wanted to, all he would have to do is give the order that it get done and you could bet someone would make sure it was done.
McCain does have more experience than Biden. He has spent his time in Washington on both sides of the isle working for America while Biden has spent his 29 years in Washington sucking off the Federal Government teet and scrweing over the tax payers of this country.

enquiring mind said...

12:48 - How many bills has President Bush vetoed "since the elections of 2006"?
How many since coming to office?
How many SHOULD he have vetoed in both those time periods?
Many, many more than he has, disappointing to true conservatives.

Anonymous said...

Georgie Jr. broke another record..........even tops being rated as the worst President in U.S. history( and the Dems didn't even vote on that issue WordKyle).
Whereas "it takes 10 years to see the results" of a sitting President.....everyone can see what Georgie Jr. has done in the last eight......hell ....Ray Charles could see that.

Anonymous said...

As far as Disd goes, if they were to deport the illegal aliens would not that balance the budget?

And if we made a 100% sweep through out the US would not that bring a lot of budgets into balance...not to mention healthcare cost?I wonder how many "bad" loans were to illegals?Most dont pay taxes and nearly all bleed money back to mexico!Wake up America before you start pressing 2 for English!

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Anonymous said...

you are all a bunch of total f'n idiots who don't stand a monkey's ass of a chance when the real shit hits the fan..good luck suckers..!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah just like 1:15pm said,you bunch of STOOPID SOB's.

Y'all couldn't poor pee outta this blog if it had instructions on the screen or somethin.

Anonymous said...

1:51 and 2:10
Got everything figured out, do ya?
It's pour - not poor

Anonymous said...

We didn't get to go all the way in school cuz we was pore so EXCUSE us for not spelling stuff just wright.

Denney Crane said...

I bet Storchen restaurant's will have a difficult time selling their soups...unless there's a rush on mothers milk.

wordkyle said...

Let's see if I have this right: The excuse for the Democrat Congress is that they're not able to do anything? Would the right word be inept, incompetent, or ineffective?

Anyone remember the Democrat promises during the campaign of 2006? Showing the Liberal standard of "good intentions are more important than results," the current Democrat Congress has passed the fewest laws of any Congress since they started keeping records of such things two decades ago. On the other hand, they've passed the most symbolic resolutions (1900+) of any Congress in two decades. And hearings, lots of hearings.

While I'm usually in favor of politicians doing nothing, given the current economic chaos, shouldn't the Democrats have done something in the last two years? What, pray tell, is the selling point for re-electing Democrat congressmen?

Anonymous said...

9:49 says,"Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin"


"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."

Holy Smokes, I don't believe I'd forgotten to drag that one out- thanks.

Kingfish said...

Word,

The argument from fallacy, also known as argumentum ad logicam or fallacy fallacy, is a logical fallacy which assumes that if an argument is fallacious, its conclusion must be false.

It has the general argument form:

If Kyle sells Bullshit, then it is indeed bullshit.
Bullshit is a fallacious argument.
Therefore, Kyle's bullshit is false.

wordkyle said...

Kingfish - Pseudo-intellectual as your post sounded, it did not address my point. The do-nothing Democrat Congress has sat on the sidelines since Democrats took control in 2006, watching the economic crisis unfold. Why should Democrats be re-elected?

By the way, the key word in your argumentum ad logicam is "if."

Anonymous said...

First the bio fuel craze nearly broke us with sky high food prices now the home mortgage fiasco.

How could our leaders not see this coming?

Too many people were blinded by dollar signs, I can tell you that much and I really don't know either issue all that in depth.

Anonymous said...

Good one, Wordkyle. That shut Kingphisher up.

Gorilla said...

UT probably doesn't have the wheels-off stars like Miami has produced (e.g. Michael Irvin). Didn't matter to me this last weekend as I cheered Miami on as they kicked the sh*t out of ATM (a wheels-off football program).

Anonymous said...

I luv liberal weenies

Anonymous said...

"I've begun "reading" John Grisham's An Innocent Man."

Listening to another audio book huh? Maybe one day you can earn and "audio" PhD.

Anonymous said...

The current economic problems and solutions can be found the book The Creature from Jekyll Island . Reps. & Dems. just puppets. Only one time in history has GREAT men of wisdom got together to solve our countries problems in the face of far worse. Those men our Founding Fathers. Yes 9:49 Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Payne, John Adams,just to start with. Where are our Great men. Men whom are willing to sign thier death warrants in the defence of a nation yet not born. WE the PEOPLE owe the same, for those yet to come. One other time great men met together to form the federal reserve. These men J.P.Morgan, Rockafeller,Getty and others. The Foreign trade commission picks OUR NATIONs policies abroad and domestic. Why do you think History I mean REAL HISTORY is longer taught. I dont want to but I have to say it- maybe Devine intervention played a part with the first group of Men who put others ahead of themselves. And maybe something else with the second group men who put themselves ahead of others, us you and me -Rep. & Dem. Please, learn our history we owe it to each others children. You owe to yourself .You owe to OUR nation. GODSPEED Calling on Counrtymen C.o.C.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Wordbyle and Kingfish - let me know when y'all decide to meet in the middle of the road out there in the flatlands and attempt to duke it out. Rest assured, I will drive out from Gawd's country to video it.

My bet's on the King.

Anonymous said...

wordie, the congress is but one branch of government. The executive branch is in charge of "running” the government. That's what all those secretaries of everything do. They appoint their cronies, stretch or skirt the law and staff the leaders of the numerous agencies of government. The current crisis is in the hands of the Treasury Secy, the Federal Reserve, and others appointed by Bush. I know you understand this so your silly arguments attempting to shift the blame to congress is simply ingenuous.

wordkyle said...

900 - The "one branch of government" that the Democrats control has been asleep for the last two years. McCain at least tried to pass legislation to regulate Fannie Mae (which Democrats blocked.) There is plenty of blame to go around for the current state of affairs. However, I want to call your attention to the pointless antics of the Democrat Congress since their ascendance to power. Their current state of high dudgeon after the horse is out of the barn doesn't offset two years of careless (or is it purposeful?) disregard of their duty and obligation.

In what way are Democrats worthy of being re-elected to Congress?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

SRV should still be alive.

A&M should just concede their schedule.

Bridgeport should beat Decatur this year.

I should quit drinking and go to bed.

Anonymous said...

wordie, You continue to ignore that the Republicans have controlled congress for all but 1 1/2 years in the last 10 years. And you actually propose that all that's gone wrong is due to the Democrats' control of the past 18 months? Get real!

Anonymous said...

wordie-
You are quite deceptive in your arguements. I sometimes wonder if it's intentional deception or if you actually believe your BS, in which case it would be self-deception. I'm not sure which is worse. Either way, I'm glad I'm not you. I'm glad I don't know you personally. And I laugh to see you becoming more and more desparate in your posts.

Your precious party has been in charge of the country for quite a while now. You can't escape that fact & unfortunately, we can't escape from the results of that fact.

Anonymous said...

The race card has been played in the FM gorilla/banana incident. FM is predominantly WASP, and they were playing North Crowley...The gorilla is now being called racist.

Earlier this week another banana/gorilla ran across the field during a FM middle school game. Nothing kills a high school prank like having it become cool to the "tween" set...

Anonymous said...

I JUST ALWAYS HAVE TO LAUGH AT WORDKYLE.....POOR CHILD
You sit there and blame everything on the Democratic Congress..."that was elected in 2006"
Wake up WordKyle. This is 2008......2 YEARS....Georgie Jr. has been in office 8 years.......who was to blame BEFORE 2006?
Just have to feel sorry for a horse with blinders.....misses so much in life.

Anonymous said...

I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a "We Deserve It Dividend".

To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+. Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up.. So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a "We Deserve It Dividend". Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So let's assume a tax rate of 30%. Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket. A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?
• Pay off your mortgage – housing crisis solved.
• Repay college loans – what a great boost to new grads
• Put away money for college – it'll be there
• Save in a bank – create money to loan to entrepreneurs.
• Buy a new car – create jobs
• Invest in the market – capital drives growth
• Pay for your parent's medical insurance – health care improves
• Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean – or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( "vote buy" ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.

If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG –
• liquidate it.
• Sell off its parts.
• Let American General go back to being American General.
• Sell off the real estate.
• Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.

Sure it's a crazy idea that can "never work." But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party! How do you spell Economic Boom?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 billion We deserve the "We Deserve It Dividend" more than the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC.

And remember, The Family plan only really costs $59.5 billion because $25.5 billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest.

wordkyle said...

Common threads among the Liberal posts: a) Dispute my conclusisons without actually producing any evidence; b) Misrepresent my arguments; and c) Rail against George Bush, who is not running for office.

I don't claim that Democrats are responsible for all the mess. On the contrary, I previously said that there is plenty of blame to go around. Two points that I did make were that 1) Democrats have done literally nothing at all to help the country for the last two years, and 2) Embracing partisan politics, Democrats actively blocked Republican steps to help prevent the mess.

The Republican congress acted stupidly and were soundly defeated in 2006 because of it. They may have learned their lesson by now. Shouldn't Democrats suffer the consequences of their malingering and dereliction of duty?

Anonymous said...

Names for new organic breast milk ice cream for Ben and Jerry.......

Titillating Chocolate, Very Booby Berry, Jugs o'Strawberry

Anonymous said...

746 stop spewing all those facts..i'm getting sick and f'n tired of hearing your factual bullshit..so what if'n it's all true..i don't care..i hate you for pointing out shit that i can't defend, you are a damn bully sir and i strongly resent you for making me feel stupid all the f'n time..!!

Anonymous said...

wurdie, stop crying man..it was meant to make you laugh..ha ha..!!

Anonymous said...

now malingering..that's a wurd i can relate to..thank you turdman..!

wordkyle said...

Wow, I'm glad you told me. I've been going through Kleenex like crazy.

I just heard that there's a potential that the government could realize something like $2 trillion in profit from these mortgages, etc. that they will be taking over. Using Clintonian accounting, that means that Bush would leave the next administration with a budget surplus!

Anonymous said...

how can you even think of comparing that gangster bush with the morally and ethically near perfect record of our greatest president..the only hope for this cuntry is the clintons..!

Anonymous said...

I would spend my $297,500 on Banjos,wine women and song and if I had any left over I'd spend the rest on frivolous stuff or somethin.