9.30.2008

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • In case you missed it, long time commenter Jarhead cut ties to Wise County by selling his home although he almost had to resort to his old military ways in the process.
  • The Obama campaign should turn this into a commercial. (Don't watch it if you've already got political Tired Head.)
  • Unless there's something in the Update about it, the SWAT report last night must have been a false alarm.
  • I think there are a lot of women on anti-depressants.
  • Channel 8 hit a new low covering the "financial crisis" this morning. They had a report on how the so called credit crunch is impacting North Texas by showing "this empty restaurant." I suspect the footage was shot at 3:00 in the afternoon.
  • Is anyone having trouble getting a loan from Wells Fargo, First Financial, Legend Bank, or the local Decatur bank that I can't think of the name of right now? I seriously doubt it.
  • I could be rich if I could invent a way to make a gallon of milk lighter in weight.
  • The Roanoke lady found dead this weekend was allegedly killed by current and former Northwest ISD students. I told you Wise County should distance from that district.
  • The Ticket had the Fake Jerry Jones on yesterday who proclaimed that the season was now a "rebuilding year" and that he had put a for sale sign out in the front lawn of the new stadium. "The good news is that if you buy it now you can finish out the way you would like."
  • I accidentally dropped off an old T-shirt at the cleaners the other day with my dress shirts. And they dry cleaned it.
  • Being a Careflight helicopter pilot would be a cool job.
  • There were only four Texas Republicans who voted for the bailout yesterday, and one of them was ours: Kay Granger. Remember that the next time she makes her once-every-two-year visit to Wise County.
  • Had a DPS lawyer in Fort Worth see me in the parking lot yesterday and asked me when I sold my "big truck." I've never owned a "big truck."
  • It drives me nuts when Obama and McCain make reference to "helping Main Street and not just Wall Street."
  • Check out Bristol and Levi's wedding registry at J.C. Penney's. There's some odd stuff on there. (Thanks emailer Keith)
  • The Rangers played at the same time as the Cowboys on Sunday. The DFW numbers: 7,470 homes watched the baseball game while 898,890 homes watched the Redskin fiasco. CPS should be called upon to visit those 7,470 homes.
  • Hey, now.
  • I knew the University of North Texas had 77 points scored on them by Rice last weekend, but I didn't know that the 77 points came in only three quarters. I'm telling you, Todd Dodge would rather be back at Southlake even if meant getting is Hummer scratched.
  • There are few things that suck the life force out of me more than Chris Berman. Last night on ESPN he made a reference to the Saint's Deuce McAllister who "jumped off the Tallahassee Tallahatchie Bridge." He's been doing that stupid schtick for years, but on this occasion he was referencing a song that came out 41 years ago.
  • Photo collection of movie stars and how they looked in the 1970s,

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

the swat team was just serving a warrant south of bridgeport, now it is confirmed for you

The Prawn said...

Todd Dodge, College Coach = FAIL.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the over/under will be on just how much longer Dodge lasts at UNT? I am sure that some high school somewhere will pay him big money to come in and coach.

Anonymous said...

I agreeed with BG yesterday in not wanting the bailout to pass. Thanks to both Democrats and Republicans who listened to America and voted against making the tax payers the largest owners of real estate in the country (and to the Speaker of the House whose sabotage speech angered a lot of Congressmen). I wonder if Pelosi was in a short position in housing stocks.

In the 80's I attended FDIC auctions of foreclosed properties that were sold at deep discounts on the balance due on the mortgages. Not many of us taxpayers want to be owners of defaulted mortgage where the balance is higher than the value of the pledged property. A hard rain is go'n to fall, thanks to the Community Reinvestment Act. Government intervention in free markets caused the problem and attempts at preventing the resulting crash will only make the pain greater.

Anonymous said...

Hey:

What's up with the chick pic? Not up to your usual high standards!

Anonymous said...

In the words of the late Paul Newman..."what we have here is a failure to communicate"

Anonymous said...

why do they need a jumpsuit and a fake gun on their wedding registry? and their dishes? sorry. flags hang on my walls, not on my dishes that i use every day, for the rest of my life.

kids these days. ugh.

Jarhead said...

I accidently dropped off a sock with my dry cleaning once and they laundered it and put it on a hanger for me and didn't even charge for it.

Anonymous said...

Before you guys are so sure the Wall St mess isn't for real or doesn't impact the little guy, you need to consider this.

Texas Retired Teachers haven't received a cost of living raise in 10 years because our TRS annunity is invested in stock. Our fund has still not recovered from the 9-11 meltdown. We were just about to pull up and get one this year.......and now this.

Think what has happened to prices in the last ten years! At best it will be two to four more years before we will get one.

Yes, it does matter. It has real consequences for real people.

gern blansten said...

sorry, BG, gotta disagree with you about the Chris Berman shtick. Yeah, it's corny sometimes, but he males some hilarious references on occasion, including the deuce mcallister thingy.

Anonymous said...

The Congress lived up to it's 10 percent approval rating didn't they? Pelosi should resign, along with Barney Frank, Chuck Schumer and Chris Dodd.

Anonymous said...

Jarhead = Blowhard

Anonymous said...

I realize a lot of people do not care for this guy but I have to say, if you want to repair the problem on Wall Street listen to Newt Gingriech. He's pissed off at Bush, Paulson, Pelosi, the whole group. I think he's realizing there's far more to the story and this "bail-out" is not about America but the powers that be. He said last night he was not sure if Paulson did not do something illegal during a meeting about the AIG bail-out. He stated a guy from Goldman-Sachs was in the meeting an should not of been. He also stated Paulson has a big concern with this bail-out because he and some buddies have a lot riding on it. In other words if the bail-out doesn't happen Paulson could lose his ass. This is interesting information to listen to and what is more interesting is the fact a lot of the Cloak Room, private meetings are finally coming back to bite all the turds n the ass. They said last week if the bill did not pass, we would see an automatic change for the worse. Hell, things aren't much different today than last week and the effect in Asia and Europe was very, very little. When you have oil at over $100.00 a barrel and everything is running high something is bound to happen, now it's the stock markets turn and oil is dropping fast. The Saudi's are now not only losing on the oil side they are also losing on the stock side because that is where they have been placing all that money they have been making on oil. Scratch the bail-out, there are other things that can be done to help the market and it doesn't have to go through Congress, such as market-to-market, but for some reason Bush and Paulson don't want to listen, I wonder why?

Anonymous said...

8:58..that would be strouder martin"s quote..not mr. Newnan

Anonymous said...

"Channel 8 hit a new low covering the "financial crisis" this morning. They had a report on how the so called credit crunch is impacting North Texas by showing "this empty restaurant." I suspect the footage was shot at 3:00 in the afternoon."

Maybe the shot the footage at a Bennigan's or Steak and ale.

"Is anyone having trouble getting a loan from Wells Fargo, First Financial, Legend Bank, or the local Decatur bank that I can't think of the name of right now? I seriously doubt it."

Try going in and ask for a loan to start a new business. These bankers know that the bank examiners will be breathing fire on their next visit so none of these guys will take any risk on any loan. You could probably borrow on your CDS without any problem.

Jarhead said...

9:48:

Stealing a quote from my 5 year old son... "You're mean"!!

onmyway311 said...

I'll buy Bristol and Levi that non-belted jumpsuit...

Anonymous said...

all the wealth will move from the hands of the weak to the hands of the strong..it's just that simple, always has been...don't worry this bail-out/rescue will happen at the time pre-determined by the C&K..right now they must weed out the weak, and take over any assets worth having for pennies on the dollar cost to US Taxpayers..people need to be able to see that our leaders have long ago lost control of our once great and blessed country..PRAY FOR AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL and LOST..SAD OLD MAN :{{

Anonymous said...

sheeple don't know they are sheeple.!

The Prawn said...

It's too bad Penney's doesn't sell condoms because that would make a great gift for those two...or maybe Barry could recommend a quality Alaskan divorce lawyer for the inevitable separation. Seems like good gifts to me.

Anonymous said...

we truly have lost our way, who can save us..? McCain/Palin ? Obama/Biden ?Bush/Cheney? i don't think so...! then who..???

The Prawn said...

Anonymous said...
we truly have lost our way, who can save us..? McCain/Palin ? Obama/Biden ?Bush/Cheney? i don't think so...! then who..???
10:52 AM

if you say jesus i might throw up a little in my mouth

Anonymous said...

"Being a Careflight helicopter pilot would be a cool job."

This is a highly stressful and dangerous job, not to mention the 8 crashes that have occurred over the last 12 months in the great 48.

I think these pilots and the nurse/assistants that fly with them are some of the bravest people in our society.

I salute every last one of them.

Double Fake Sky King

Anonymous said...

I'm watching prime time TV last night after taking in the evening news, and there are commercials to buy new cars, new homes.....what is the point if the banks are not going to give you a loan?

Anonymous said...

First of.....to 8:58....Paul Newman didn't say that....the guard did.

Second.....Is there any truth to the rumor that JarHead sold his house in Grandbury and is moving into a trailer in Alvord. I thought we were in a recession....why would he want to try to move up the social ladder at a time like this....risky

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS ARMED SUSPECT BEING CHASED BY RUNAWAY BAY..BRIDGEPORT AND S.O. NEAR LAKE B'PORT..

Anonymous said...

920 HEADED TOWARD BALZORA...MEXICAN WITH A SHOTGUN..

Anonymous said...

SUSPECT VEHICLE STOPPED CR 3503..SUBJECT TOOK OFF..CHASE BACK ON..

Anonymous said...

PASSING GARRET DAIRY AT THIS TIME TRAVELING EAST TOWARD BRIDGEPORT..

Anonymous said...

SUSPECT TURNED ON ROAD BY GARRET DAIRY..RAN INTO MOBILE HOME..HAVE HIM SURROUNDED AT THIS TIME..

Anonymous said...

the messupper won't find out about this until friday, after the sunday paper is printed..ha ha..

Lactose Tolerant said...

Is that a dual straw hanging from the girl in the black shirt? Nice!

Anonymous said...

SUSPECT NAME QUINDERA..

Anonymous said...

NOW SEARCHING AREA AND OUT BUILDINGS..HE SEEMS TO HAVE GOTTEN AWAY..FOR NOW..

Anonymous said...

SUSPECT LOCATION 621 CR 3504

wordkyle said...

McCain has probably made thousands of documented political decisions in his career, some of which were wrong.

Obama, on the other hand, has made very, very few documented decisions in his career. (Lots of "present" votes, I understand.) Of those few decisions, Obama has been wrong on almost all of them. The Surge and his vote on abortion are two of them. (His Illinois abortion vote showed a disregard for the life or death of babies who were born alive.)

Obama's question at the end of the clip: "Who has the judgment to be the best leader?" Of our two choices, the answer is clearly McCain.

Anonymous said...

10:06

Actually, later in the movie, Newman says the line while imitating the prison warden.

Double Fake Dragline

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Obama video. Right wing hard heads may find it difficult to watch but true.

If Republicans win the election next month - I will see you ALL in line at the soup kitchen.

Barry, your business should be booming. Not a drinker, but I got drunk yesterday after watching one-third of my entire life savings vanish. When my drinking money runs out, I may have to rob a liquor store. Doubt that I would be very good at it, in which case, I will be looking for a defense attorney.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

11:17am - That was the Warden. Not a guard.

Anonymous said...

Folks that are hatin' on jarhead for living up to his potential and doing better in this world than you, need to figure out something else to do like get a second job or an education toward a better career because he isn't going anywhere he doesn't want to be.

Now, ask yourself are you going to be an Ameri-can't or an Ameri-can, like jarhead.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Cute, but Fake wedding registry for Levi and Bristol.

'MERICA!!!

Anonymous said...

Being a careflight pilot would be an awesome job. They make excellant money. With that experience they can write their own checks as a corporate pilot. They are generally heroes to everybody. And the number one reason? Ta-da

The chicks totally dig them!

Anonymous said...

I keep reading about Main street anger over the mortgage fiasco. That's all well and good but, when is the blame going to be directed where it belongs, starting with B. Clinton who pushed for the regs creating the problem and the Democrats who were getting rich while saying there was nothing wrong with Freddie Mac while Republicans were calling for reform and increased oversite?

Anonymous said...

I worked in a hospital once that based on a surreptitious survey 80%of the female employees were on some type of anti depressant OR anti PSYCHOTIC!

Anonymous said...

That registry is full of things that people their age would like. Isnt that what a wedding registry is for? To get the things that you would like to have for a new home starting out on your own? Dont get me wrong, I dont think they will like it 2 or 3 years well at least not her but for now its ok.

As for the stock market and its impact on us. I do think there is an impact already. I dont think anyone with great credit is having problems getting a personal loan. It impact us personally because my husband is in constrcution. The company he works for has many contracts but they can not start the work for those contracts until the banks release the money for the developers. When things stop advancing and builders stop building my husband will be out of a job. He wont be the first but wont be the last either.

Anonymous said...

I think I need an anti depressant....have for years but cant seem to get past the embarassment and ask the doc about it....getting a little more crazy everyday.

Anonymous said...

to 12:30
Don't need to get a better education or a second job. The job I have, because of the education I have, affords me that luxury.
No where near being against JarHead because of his political views. No matter if I totally disagreed with him, I would stand beside him to defend his RIGHT to express those views. As I did for you for 22 years.That would make me an Ameri-can.
JarHead and I went to the same "School" at different times.

Semper Fi

Jarhead said...

MOM? How did you find out about this blog??

Call me.

Love, K

Anonymous said...

Sheila Lee Jackson Dem-Houston voted against the bill also, and she's the biggest welfare payout ding bat of them all. Just admit the bailout is a dumb a** idea and be done with it.

Anonymous said...

Of course most women are on antidepressants, especially those that are teachers!!!!

wordkyle said...

I have to admit, I'm no rocket surgeon when it comes to the intricacies of a bailout plan and its ramifications (whether it's passed or not.) One thing I've heard that the Democrat (and Bush!) plan did NOT do was remove the golden parachutes for current executives who got us into this mess, only for future executives.

Dave Ramsey has a common sense proposal for what Congress should do. If you think it makes sense, go here to take some action on it.

Nothing that the politicians are saying makes sense, so maybe this idea is worthwhile. Check it out for yourself. If any financial experts have an opinion on this, I'd be interested in hearing it.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle -
It's unfair & deceptive of you to link to a conservative blog to explain Obama's vote on anything.

Unfair, deceptive,...... but expected.

wordkyle said...

649 - Puh-leeze. I go where the information is. You don't see a lot of mention of Obama v Babies in the mainstream media. I don't care if you dispute the conclusions, but can you dispute the information?

Unfair? Deceptive? To provide information? That's Liberal-think.

Are the facts correct? If not, please indicate where they are not. If they are correct, then what's the problem?

Anonymous said...

Hey 6:49
Wordkyle has a major case of brainwash. We established that long ago. They spew it out, he sucks it in and pukes it back out again. No brain activity involved in the process.

Anonymous said...

906 i guess i've forgotten how we established the turdman brainwashed..guess i'm just getting old, can you remind me..??

wordkyle said...

Not to beat a dead horse, but instead of discussing your fascination with me -- although it's understandable -- why are you not discussing the facts?

One correction to the link above. The legislation is incorrectly identified. The legislation that Obama opposed in 2003 was Illinois SB1082, "Born-Alive Infant Defined."

There is more detailed discussion of the matter here.

For Obama, babies don't get rights even after they're born. Dispute that.

Anonymous said...

"Hey 6:49
Wordkyle has a major case of brainwash. We established that long ago. They spew it out, he sucks it in and pukes it back out again. No brain activity involved in the process."

Typical lib- the facts never bother them, it's hard to be distracted by something you sytematically ignore.

Explain Obamas opposition to to that legislation and while you're at it, explain the mortgage crisis, you know the one about corporate greed and rich white guys, not the yucky truthful one about how Republicans called for years for increased oversight of Fannie and Freddie but, they were shot down By Dems who were getting rich off the system. Let's also hear the one where Obama got over a 100,000 dollars from Fred and Fannie Mae PACs.

PS As a bonus, let's hear about how some of the Dems who think they are spotless in this scam because they didn't take money to lobby, so are screaming the loudest about it, were PAID to NOT lobby against these institutions.

Anonymous said...

When that guy said something about selling your big truck I would have said,"Yeah but, I can still SOUND like one- Vroom vroom baraaam, honk-honk, tshisssssh!"

That would have been cool, that's what I would have done.

(that sound at the end is the air brakes) I'm thorough and realistic that way.

Anonymous said...

Amazing 1970's photos. Growing up in 1970's brings back great memories. What ever happened to Jan Michael Vincent?