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9.29.2008

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I bailed out of the presidential debates after about 15 minutes of Friday night. It drove me insane - neither guy can answer a direct question.
  • I want Congress to reject the newest version of the $700 billion bailout package.
  • The CIA was advertising for agents this morning on The Ticket.
  • Foul play is suspected in the death of a woman found in her home in Roanoke. I'm always compelled to look at the street in Google's Street View. Here.
  • Just heard on the radio that we have a motorcycle related death in Arlington on Cooper street. Edit: Fox 4 has a photo.
  • The Cowboy lose while Wade Phillips has a look of bewilderment every time the camera cuts to him.
  • In this day and time, I don't think any NFL game qualifies as a "rivalry".
  • Tony Romo is 1 and 3 against the Redskins.
  • I was in the old Bridgeport High School auditorium on Saturday night for the first time, I believe, since my Senior baccalaureate ceremony. That was fun to just look around the old place. And do they still have baccalaureate ceremonies?
  • While you were sleeping: Wachovia Bank was taken over by another bank. Good grief. But I always thought Wachovia had a great idea in making each branch bank look exactly the same but with a unique design -- if that makes any sense.
  • I jogged outside on Saturday morning and had a "stop the run" cramp at mile marker four.
  • Microsoft's "I'm a PC" commercial would be more effective if everyone said "I use Windows."
  • Matt Bryant, the place kicker for Tampa whose three month old son died on Wednesday and who was buried in Texas on Saturday, went 3 for 3 in his game yesterday. I can't imagine.
  • I saw a police car blow through downtown Boyd at a reckless speed on Saturday night. (It looked like a local city police car instead of a deputy or trooper but I didn't get a good look at the rocket going by.)
  • College football quick hits: Oklahoma is great, A&M almost got beat by a horrible Army team, The Texas/OU game is sizing up to be a barn burner, Nick Saben (coaching Alabama) is a miracle worker, and here is the hit of the year.
  • I finished The Innocent Man. It was fantastic and should be required reading for every prosecutor. (And I was surprised to learn that the unrepentant DA in that case - who is still amazingly the DA - sued author John Grisham for defamation. I was not surprised to learn that the lawsuit was thrown out just last week.)
  • In the beginning of The Innocent Man, you learn that that the Man was tried twice for rape and found "not guilty" before being wrongfully convicted of murder. There aren't many people in this world that have heard "not guilty" from a jury one time. Almost no one has heard it twice.
  • Paul Newman was married to the same woman for over 50 years. And that was his second marriage. And I've never eaten any of his salad dressing.
  • I like Rihanna's Disturbia.
  • Heather Locklear was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence of drugs - an arrest which gave rise to a book in photo that looks like a hot girl on drugs. (Little known fact: You can be guilty of DWI after using prescription drugs even if you haven't had a drop of alcohol.)
  • Five years ago last weekend I snapped my Achilles tendon.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll go back to Petersons website after I read Innocent Man but, I can say the more I read, the more I thought he was 'guilty as charged' by Grisham.

Anonymous said...

Your taste in music throws me off everytime.

Anonymous said...

Poor Barry - five years ago a tendon and now a leg cramp?

Better try walking or swimming the nearer you get to the half century mark.

:-)

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mzchief said...

To Barry...
Why do you continue jogging if you keep injuring yourself, year after year after year? Have you given any thought to cycling?

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To Anonymous 8:34...
Cool comment but geeezze, you have way too much time on your hands...*LOL*

Anonymous said...

They now have baccalaureate at the First Baptist Church. But the auditorium still smells the same.

Anonymous said...

BG..I know the pain of tearing that tendon..I tore the same one twice in the past 10 years, the last time was 4 years ago and it still hurts like a sob..!

Anonymous said...

852 would that be the sweet smell of teen spirit ?

Anonymous said...

looks like wall street intends to send a message to congress today by having a major sell off. btw it was citibank that gobbled up wachovia..citi is one of those C&K banks who also ended up with america's assets after the crash of 1929..i believe all of this is by design and we will see a 21'st century version of 1929..the outcome shall be the same, those who are prepared will fare much better than the "honcho's" who don't..mtf...

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

LOL @ remembering the old BHS auditorium... I think we all remember the chairs that has the springs that would go.... "SPRONG!" at just the right time to get a laugh.

Plenty o good memories... including lots of the ole MaMa's and PaPa's shows. They were usually bad... but that's what would make them so good.

PS - Mike Honcho 1 - POTUS Debates 0

Anonymous said...

All you people who blame Bush for the state of the economy and refuse to look at the underlying cause which was legislation that was passed 12 years ago, need to record the facts that are being pushed through the Congress today. If you make record of the legislation, who voted for what, who attended key behind the door meetings, who compromised what, and who said what, then you might stop distorting history in favor of Democrats. Also, you might realize that Congress makes the laws, not the president (he does have the power of veto). Ten years from now when the full effect of the legislation is felt, you might be able to give an educated opinion rather than repeat the distorted news that you hear on CNN, CBS and ABC, etc.

Anonymous said...

Thank you mz. You are sweet.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

lol@ 9:13... please sleep peacefully at night knowing that I am fully prepared. Always am... but not too terribly into the immersed-in-media hand wringing thing.

Anonymous said...

guess who owns a shitload of citibank..?? saudi prince what's his name..done gone hog wild buying up citi with saudi oil money..used to be our money..the chinese are doing the same thing..guess what..we're f'd.

Anonymous said...

953 what are you fully prepared for?

Anonymous said...

8:34 who told you that...??

Anonymous said...

Funny how Citibank, JP Morgan and the others all run together. They are part of the C&K and have been. They're always there with the cash to bail someone out. This is all the C&K, Belderberger Group workings, which Bush and Clinton are members of. Clinton, is the one who began all this with making loans to minorities who could not actually afford a home loan. As well, when banks wouldn't approve these loans they were told to forget expanding, etc. I realize there are some out there who want to pitch a fit about me mentioning the minority thing but it's true. ACORN was telling banks if you don't loan to minorities we'll make sure you're screwed. ACORN has so much pull they were placed in this $700 billion bail-out package and it was just recently "pulled" over the weekend. It's also a group Obama is tied to. Think about it, Clinton gets it started, it fails and then another member comes in (President Bush) and say's this is what we need to do. If he wasn't a part of this why in the world would a Republican President, who's in favor of Capitalism and free markets be pushing the most socialistic, government tied, regulated piece of government excrement in U.S. history? Who in the world would have ever thought in the year 2000 the U.S. Supreme Court would basically have to decide who our President would be? Who in the hell thought a "Hanging Chad" would be a problem? One guy wins the popular vote but the other is placed in office? I know there's Electoral Votes, another joke. The reason is because it's all planned. They needed Bush in the White House to finish what Clinton started. Bush gets in, 9-11 hits, he goes after the terrorist, 2004 comes around and Bush wins again, because our economy has been set up on a ten year cycle, so he had to win to finish the job. I voted for Bush, yes I am disappointed in him doing the bail-out, I am not a liberal who's bashing Republicans and I am not a conspiracy theorist but what I read over three years ago sure seems to be making better sense. It's there, it's proven, it's referenced, it's in black and white and certainly anything an average American citizen can do about it. "He who has the gold rules".

Anonymous said...

On December 21,2012 we all better be prepared but, it won't matter.

Anonymous said...

11am you are 99% correct about everything except slick..it's always been hillary who is both the brains and the power..soon after the clintons' took office hrc went to zurich switzerland to attend a top level secret meeting with the heads of the world banking society..i believe slick is just a manchurian candidate, in truth he's nothing more than a puppet/buffoon who does what he is told..the C&K knew he would be easy to corrupt and control. why would a newly elected first lady attend such a meeting..??

Anonymous said...

they not only rule, they make all the rules !

Anonymous said...

11:40 for this very reason Obama will be elected. he will be the easiest to corrupt and control. McCain really is a maverick and a loose cannon..even rush hates him.

Anonymous said...

"In this day and time, I don't think any NFL game qualifies as a "rivalry"."
Wrong! The teams in your division always count as rivalry games. You see these same teams twice every year, and those are the games you are expected to win if you want to dominate.

"Heather Locklear was arrested over the weekend..."
and based on the book-in photo, I still would

Triple Fake Wayne Campbell

wordkyle said...

Interesting video of a 2004 Congressional hearing illustrating who tried to get more regulation for Fannie Mae (and Franklin Raines) and who was dead set against it. You can see the video here or here.

Things that make you go hmmmm...

Anonymous said...

The debates are on Hulu if you missed them.

People on other blogs have mentioned Obamas makeup-saying he was wearing eyeliner.

My computer froze when his eyes were closed- it looked like he was wearing eye shadow. I still thought it must have been the lighting until the camera came back to McCain. He looked the same as ever.


Then, when it came back to Obama you could tell he was wearing full makeup- lipstick, the works. What's up with that guy, is he a closeted tranny and wanted to be ready to go out with some other 'honeys' after the debate?

Anonymous said...

bailout fails in the house..!

Anonymous said...

today will be the worst point sell off in the history of the stock market.

Anonymous said...

S&P 500 down over 75 and falling like a rock.

Anonymous said...

of course all the talking heads are trying to jawbone the market up, just like they always do..this time may be different.

The Prawn said...

Baring a major coup, the House is going to kill the "Bailout" bill (207 for, 226 against)

Anonymous said...

What Republican John McCain said: “I join as a cosponsor of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, S. 190, to underscore my support for quick passage of GSE regulatory reform legislation. If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.”

What Democrat Barney Frank Said: "These two entities—Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—are not facing any kind of financial crisis The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing."

In September 2003 the New York Times ran an article that stated: “The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.” Democrats in Congress blocked any actions and by their failure prevented a solution to the predictable future problems.

In response to the Bush Administration overhaul plans, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass), chairman of the Financial Services Committee, and then ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee said: “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not facing any kind of financial crisis,” and “The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.” Frank is an admitted rump ranger who had an affair with Fannie Mae executive Herb Moses. He is known to have referred to Moses as his spouse (parking spaces assigned to spouses at the Capital). If his spouse was an employee of Fannie Mae, I see a conflict of interest.


As a result of President Carter’s Community Reinvestment Act, which forced banks to lend to un-creditworthy borrowers and prohibited redlining in blighted areas. Thus banks were forced to make loans that contradicted sound banking practices because they incurred significantly higher risks.

Bill Clinton, on Good Morning America, admitted that the Democrats blocked reform of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Give Clinton credit for not lying. In the midst of a whirlwind of lies fostered by the Obama people, Clinton stands alone, refusing to lie.

Anonymous said...

bankers are starting to throw themselves in front of 100mph freight trains..this could all work out if this keeps up..maybe a few will take their lawyers with them..wouldn't the world be a hell of a lot better off..?

Anonymous said...

124 how can you tell when bill clinton is not lying..?

Anonymous said...

nasdaq now down over 150 and falling..s&p down over 80>>>>.

Anonymous said...

How bout them f'n cowboys!!!

wordkyle said...

In 2004, there was so much concern about Fannie Mae that congressional hearings were held. Republicans called for more oversight and regulation of Fannie Mae, while Democrats defended FM, saying it was healthy and no oversight was needed.

In 2005, John McCain sponsors legislation for more oversight of Fannie Mae. Engaging in partisan politics, Democrats block the legislation.

In 2008, Fannie Mae fails, requiring federal rescue. This precipitates the failure of other mortgage lenders, resulting in a Democrat-created bailout plan (which fails to pass in the House of Representatives.)

Democrats have been on the wrong side of this issue from the start.

Anonymous said...

If you can watch the video referenced by word above and still blame the Republican party in entirety and the present admninstration specifically for the mortgage mess, you haven't got an honest bone in your body.

Bear in mind the debate on the video happened in 2004.

Certain Dems constituancies would benefit from less qualification restrictions for housing loans- so we have been buying votes for them.

These same Dems were/are getting paid to lobby for this legislation.

Holy crap, some got paid to NOT lobby for it.

They made millions.

Oh, those greedy Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Honcho, how funny about the remembrance of those auditorium seats at the old BHS. It was always hysterial when they went twang during a boring speech or somebody singing.

I was sorry to see the mama and papa shows go. It was good PR for the town and a great fundraiser for the band. Everybody and their dog could get on the show and have some clean fun.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

I hear ya, 2:54pm. Good times.

And earlier poster referencing me by time... umm... what good is a profile for if you don't use it? LOL... but I will answer anyway.

I am prepared for Long Haul.

bigfan said...

heather is a HAWT 47!!!!Hey now!