9.11.2008

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Yeah, I've been following the Vince Young saga in Tennessee. I just don't think it's that big of a deal.
  • Did you see the bridge collapse in Kaufman County? I read that the bridge had been scheduled for demolition since it was unsafe - I think that project been expedited a bit.
  • My yard looks good.
  • I see inmates up at the courthouse all the time (in jumpsuits and shackles). But it's always kind of funny to see the shock on the faces of the casual courthouse visitor when they come cross them.
  • Still loving the Ron Paul book.
  • I'm suspicious of anyone who claims "I carry a copy of the constitution in my pocket."
  • Heard two callers fire off the very tired, "If you don't like this country, get out!" mantra this morning on KLIF.
  • Heard a very angry caller on the same station complaining how we make such a big deal about the victims of 9/11 but rarely remember veteran's - even on Veteran's Day. He's got a point.
  • Matt Damon has a hot sports opinion about Sarah Palin. Conversely, last night I saw Chuck Norris on CNN with an opposing view. That pretty much covers it.
  • I called my then girlfriend immediately after the second plane hit the second tower on 9/11. After explaining what was happening, I told her to find a TV in her office if she could. She followed that up with, "So what else is going on." I refer to that as the "defining moment" in the relationship.
  • I just thought about googling my college girlfriend's name but it took me a couple of minutes to remember it. And that name-change-with-probable-marriage thing doesn't help once I recalled it.
  • I was in Manhattan for three days a decade ago and went up to the top of the Empire State Building but not the World Trade Center. Big regret there.
  • I never leave my driveway until I see the garage door go down and stay down.
  • Sometimes I leave my engine running when I fill up with gas.
  • Every Hurricane Ike story has the phrase "possibly even a Category 4" in it some where.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

If that gal fell off the building and landed just right, I bet she would bounce.

You should never, ever leave your car running while filling up with gas.


I'm suspicious of anyone who claims they have ever heard anyone say: "I carry a copy of the constitution in my pocket." But then, I don't hang out with the lawyering crowd, so you're off the hook.

Your yard DOES look good. Now break out the Speedos, cuz the grass needs cutting after all this rain

Anonymous said...

How appropriate to start off 9/11 with a picture of the twin towers.

Anonymous said...

Matt Damon is such a political expert. Does he really think Obama will do a great job staring down Putin?

Is it just funny to me that the Democratic Presidential candidate is messing his pants over the VP candidate for the Republicans?

Anonymous said...

So am I supposed to care what Matt Damon thinks? First issue is McCain is probably not going to die in office. Yes he's old but so are a lot of other people. BO probably has a better chance of being assassinated in office.

What was scary is Dan Quayle or Al Gore becoming president but those issues weren't brought up. Besides she would have so many advisors - she would just need leadership and good judgment - something the current guy lacks.

Anonymous said...

Everyone is saying that they know nothing about the VP Candidate and her experience is limited. Doesn't she have just as much or maybe more experience with government than Obama.

Someone please help. I am just looking for valid explanations. I still don't know which way I am leaning.

Anonymous said...

Is it safe to fill up the car with it running? I've never thought so, but if it is, that solves the problem of the kids complaining when I turn the car (and in turn the DVD player) off.

Hmm...happy children constantly repeating Disney catch-phrases vs. slight chance of car explosion.

Anonymous said...

I think the next two hurricanes should be named Tina and Tuner.

Anonymous said...

matt damon?......isnt that like asking daffy duck, or brittni spears.

Anonymous said...

whats scary is joe biden being pres

Anonymous said...

Matt's main question to Palin is about her belief about dinosaurs (insert subliminal religious fanaticism reference), yet he overlooks that possibility in a man that soaked up at least 20 years of Black Liberation Theology? Just because Damon played a smart guy in Good Will Hunting just means he's a good actor. Now we have proof that he's better than we thought.

Anonymous said...

Barry, it has not been long since you told us about your garage door. It's alright, as you age you repeat things.

Anonymous said...

8:32 - Don't make your mind up on the VP because there is only a remote chance she will be in charge at some point. If you want to see the economy get worse and the government take control of your life then vote for BO, if you want to see Washington cleaned up, your taxes to go down then vote for McCain. If you are poor and lazy and can't make decisions for yourself then vote for BO. If you are hard working and want to have the potential to make more money then vote for McCain.

Anonymous said...

The picture brings to mind the phrase "Bigger than Dallas"

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'm happy to hear you were smart enough to realize that "defining moment" with your EX. Wow..... totally clueless woman.

Anonymous said...

Maaaaaatt Daaamoooon - Film Actors' Guild
America! F yeah!

Team America: World Police
If you've seen this movie, I'm pretty sure you will be singing the theme song (humming a few words occasionally) for the rest of the day. You're welcome!

Triple Fake Hans Brix

M-M said...

Matt Damon is an idiot. I heard this morning that he publicly expressed his support for Obama for president in 2006. Hello, Obama had been in the Senate for just over a year and prior to that a "vote present only" state senator in Illinois when he voice this support. And for "political purposes"?- what about the Dems basically saying, "We need a black man for president". Not for "polictical purposes"? What a Bonehead!

Anonymous said...

is there a front and back photo of that chick?? DDdamn!!

Anonymous said...

I don't get you R's. Why do you complain that Matt Damon has an opinion? Is it just because it's a different opinion than yours? He's as entitled to an opinion as any of the rest of us. If you disagree, fine...but don't blame him b/c somebody put a microphone in his face & he said something. Many of you would do the same thing...just fewer people would listen because you're not famous. Don't blame the speaker, blame people that give it credibility just because he acts in movies.

However, I completely agree with him. Palin is a disaster. I too want to know if she believes that dinosaurs existed 4000 years ago. It is rumored that she does and, if true, that type of blatant disregard for scientific evidence makes her a poor choice to lead our country and make important decisions for the rest of us and it certainly raises questions about McSame's sanity.

There are already numerous credible reports that she tried to ban books.

Anonymous said...

Dinosaurs did exist 4 thousand years ago but because of GW's enviromental policies on global warmism they perished.

Anonymous said...

11:31 says,"However, I completely agree with him. Palin is a disaster. I too want to know if she believes that dinosaurs existed 4000 years ago. It is rumored that she does and, if true, that type of blatant disregard for scientific evidence makes her a poor choice to lead our country and make important decisions for the rest of us and it certainly raises questions about McSame's sanity.

There are already numerous credible reports that she tried to ban books."

I say you should hang yourself before you reproduce and if already have, poison their Post Toasties first, then off yourself, you kook.

You are nuts.

M-M said...

11:31 The comment I made is not relative to his right to voice an opinion, no doubt he has that right. But his opinion should be logical and make sense. It doesn't. The reason is: The very same reasons he expresses for Palin being a disaster of a VP selection, if applied to Obama, make him a disaster presidential candidate. Especially, relative to the time he first voiced his support of Obama.

Denney Crane said...

The day after 9/11, when did YOU think the next attack on the US would take place?

< month
< 6 months
< 1 year
< 3 years
< 5 years

The day we pull our troops out of Iraq, when do you think the next attack on the US will take place?

< month
< 6 months
< 1 year
< 3 years
< 5 years

Be honest, not stupid...

Anonymous said...

The debate on celebrity opinions reminds me of something I posted the other day about Craig Ferguson being entitled to an opinion because he became a naturalized citizen (he's Scottish, and hosts CBS' Late Late Show).
Last night I caught only part of his show, but he held up a voter registration form and read off a few questions. One said "Party affiliation - not required". He: "So you can tell them how you intend to vote, but you don't have to." Then he said he wished some other folks would do that, meaning shut up about how you intend to vote and urging others to vote the same. It was a clear shot at the Hollywood community.
I don't know how he intends to vote and I don't care. But I am beginning to like this guy more all the time. Seems he is taking his citizenship seriously, and didn't do it just to escape the high tax rate in the UK

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Who's the girl?

Anonymous said...

11:31, I believe you and Matt Damon should date one another so you can both sit around and discuss ideas and philisophical crap you have no knowledge of. Yea, he has an opinion and thats fine, but so do I and his opinion as well as yours, suck!!!
That little sissy ass doesn't have enough balls to put in a thimble much less face those he critisizes. Typical, loud mouth Hollywood liberal hiding behind his wealth. He's a perfect example of the individuals who are voting for Obama, you should be proud to be in that group.

Anonymous said...

It wont be an attack at all it will be an all OUT WAR with China most dont know becuase it was squashed But CHINA sighned an contract with IRAQ for a very large portion of their OIL ! We lost 4k inlives and Billions and Billions of $$$ and the Chinesse come along and reap the rewards all without spemding any money or costing a life! Theuy will fuel their war machine and come knooking on our shore ! Dont belive me HIDE and WATCH it will happen! All that being said I will let this be known this time next year oil will be @ 300 a barrel! SO why worry about the possibility of an Attack by some terrorist when this is to be our FATE?

Anonymous said...

Yes,I saw it too!Media regarding the issue of China's contract with Iraq was indeed very brief and then nothing more has been mentioned about the subject? I belive you to be correct in the media having "SQUASHED" that story! Wonder who has that kind of power? How many Americans would realy throw a shoe if this particualr story was in the MAIN SPOT LITE?

Anonymous said...

241 and you know this how..???

Anonymous said...

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat Daaaaaaaaaamon's a FAG.

This is my serious face.

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:41pm, with your paranoid version of the world, you will be locked away in your bunker on Nov. 4th which means we won't have to worry about you voting. (That is if the world hasn't already ended by then!)

Adolf Oliver Bush said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyvtV5Dj_WU

The above link is a parody of Matt Damon and it is just as correct about Obammy.....and Palin is not starting off at the head of the ticket.

Obama make me want to puke.

Anonymous said...

I've to tried to google ex girlfriends.....there' nothing worse than typing in the first name and then realizing you've forgotten her last name.....however, you can't tell me you waited this long to google your college girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

Why are her mammory glands so swollen?

Anonymous said...

Look at the picture and see the words "bridge collapse" standing out in orange.You can bet there is going to be a full bridge collapse or a structural cable is going to snap and turn loose one or both fo those boulders,resulting in a massive mam slide.Thats the way i want to go smothered in love!