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9.10.2008

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Online typing test: I clocked in at 72 words a minute with one error. (I took a typing class in high school using the old IBM Selectric. Still one of the most useful courses I've ever taken.)
  • Although Hurricane Talk gives me Tired Head, it is interesting that Ike might actually come up I-35 (after taking a bathroom break in Hillsboro) and hit DFW as a tropical storm. I don't ever recall that happening.
  • And that would make for some interesting football games at Baylor (11:30 kickoff) and at UT (2:30 kickoff). TCU has one as well.
  • Anyone remember the Super Conducting Super Collider?
  • "Why don't you tell us what you really think" is a saying that powers me down.
  • I didn't post a comment the other day because someone cut and pasted a book. Hey, create a link next time.
  • I agree with some of the comments, there's something about that Sarah Palin voice that is beginning to get really annoying.
  • The Ron Paul book, after a couple of chapters, is great. Our current system of government (with increaing centralized power in the federal government with states being an afterthought) is exactly what the constitution was designed to prevent. But no one really cares.
  • Stopped by 7-11 on Western Center Boulevard yesterday to pick up a paper to read at lunch. Morning News? Out. Star-Telegram? Out. Had to settle for a USA Today which, actually, never disappoints.
  • Man, I continue to think Hal Jay on WBAP doesn't have a comedic bone in his body.
  • If you and I had been born in the Middle East to Islamic parents, we'd both bow towards Mecca this afternoon.
  • Decatur is repaving some of its streets. Stage one: Rip up one inch of pavement and leave it that way for a few days. It gives you the feeling that your tires are being shredded underneath it.
  • I've turned on WFAA's Pete Delkus. The man is just too dramatic.
  • Robert Morgan in today's Messenger suggests that the Decatur Eagles opponent this week should throw the ball because the secondary is the weakest link on the Eagles' defense. He then goes on to say that the weakness is not due to a lack of talent. That, my friends, is the fine line that a small town sports reporter must walk.
  • McCain adopting a "change" theme for his campaign is simply confusing. (And I can't believe the Republicans got upset over Obama's "lipstick on a pig" remark yesterday. It's what's called an "old saying". Is everyone just sitting around looking for a way to be offended? Sheesh, McCain used the saying last year. Edit: Emailer Keith just pointed out that Dick Cheney has used the expression as well.)
  • I always see a lawyer at the driver's license hearing who is married to one of my ex-girlfriends.
  • From the You Know Your Life Has Gone Terribly Wrong Department: " Pornographic pictures, a sword, and a bloody backpack helped police link a 29-year-old homeless man to the murder of a Dallas resident whose body still remains missing . . . . According to an arrest warrant affidavit, police found blood on the walls, floor and couch, along with what appeared to be human intestines in the bathtub." (From Fox 4 ...................News.)

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's what get's me about the "Freedom of Speech- Liberal side"; It's O.K. when you guy's make a reference to the "Ole saying, Pig Comment" but it's clearly "out of bounds" if Republicans use it. If it's wrong, it's wrong, regardless of what side you're on. Side note, McCain didn't use the "Ole saying" while "on the stump" and talking about an opponent. Good try but I don't buy it.

Anonymous said...

Typing was, by far, the most useful class I took as well. It was 1978 and there was not a sniff of a computer in the air in podunk West Texas.

I was a wiz, used the old home row method to impress the ladies with my skills. Only thing I had since I was a 135# tackle on the 5th string on the mighty football team.

I always wondered if the fact that we did not have air conditioning would be considered child abuse today?

Glory days.

DF Bruuuuce

Anonymous said...

If you're waiting on Ike to come up I-35, don't hold your breath. The traffic is terrible all the way from Austin!
Hey Ike, stop at the Czech convenience store in West and get me a dozen kolaches, a pack of Kools, and a tuna fish sandwich. Thanks, bud

Anonymous said...

Graduated from legal secretary school in 1987. In order to graduate, I had to type 90 words per minute with 2 or less mistakes. Took me a while to get it done, but I did. The tests were given on an IBM Selectric, too. Man times have changed.

Anonymous said...

George W is like the 500 lb gorilla in the room.

McCain HAS to use the "We are going to change Washington" card. He sure as hell cant say how great the Republicans have done and wants to keep the winning ways going.

Like I mentioned before from the Karl Rove (sp) play book.... Keep repeating the lie until America believes it.

Which reminds me ??? What ever happened with comments from Reagan Rip and Wordbile about how GREAT Geo Bush is ???? The party cant get away from that idiot fast enough.!!!

So Wise County .... If you are happy with were America is at in the World stage. And you "Just cant spend all your monies fast enough because the economy is wonderful !!!! Vote for McCain and get more of the "Same ole Dance". But .... A much better looking V.P.

Anonymous said...

I just mute the TV and watch Sarah Palin. She is some major "hey now"

Anonymous said...

Ike has already made a stop in West - it's called Westfest on Labor Day weekend - Good Times!

I attended a parochial school - learned typing on a manual typewriter. We had one selectric and each student in the typing class got one week durng the year to use it.

Being from Ellis county originally, I remember the Super Collider very well & not with fondness. Using the bridge to nowhere as a reference, there's a very nice road to nowhere where the Super Collider was supposed to be.

Anonymous said...

I love hearing the true voice of Sarah Palin. It is Obama's voice that we are all tired of hearing for his ridiculously long campaign. It is our desire that his voice remain in the Senate chamber until his state can elect a worthy senator.

Anonymous said...

Shevvver me TIMBERSSS!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The N word is an old saying, and Jesse Jackson has used it. But people are just looking for a way to get offended.

Anonymous said...

Barry, nice try at the inferrence that you and Ron Paul see eye to eye on the down sizing of the federal government. You cannot preach the party of nationalized medicine, government directed re-distribution of wealth, government subsidized genocide (abortion), and a gargantuan federal welfare program and claim to be about returning to the vision our forefathers had for this nation. The one thing I believe you and I agree on is that the only thing that either party really cares about, no matter the rhetoric, is do what ever it takes to get elected. But the only thing that a Liberal and a Libertarian have in common are the first five letters of their name, so don't try to claim any kindred connection to Ron Paul

Anonymous said...

September 10th, 2008, in the State of Texas, Ike is on it's way and this Global Warming thing is really getting serious.

Anonymous said...

McCain didn't start the "change" claim just for this campaign. He has been trying to bring reform inside the Beltway for years. That's how he earned the maverick moniker.

Typing: I learned touch-typing in the service back in the '70s. On a manual. Minimum passing was 35 wpm. When I got to my next station and used the old (new) IBM Selectric, it was like driving a Cadillac. Plus, I had to learn not to pound the keys. Ah, the old days!

Jarhead said...

I knew you'd dig Ron Paul.

Anonymous said...

After the election with McCain, Graham, and Lieberman running the show, just how far away to you think the VP's undisclosed location will be?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the Super Conducting Super Collider! What a waste of taxpayer's money! I did a debate on it during college. Scientists were trying to discover the Higgs Bison (the origin of all matter). Congress was told the 54 mile tunnel would cost $5 billion. When the project was canceled, 14 miles of tunnel were complete at a cost of $12 billion!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superconducting_Super_Collider

Anonymous said...

9:44 Ah say, I couldn't understand a word you said son, speak up ah say and get tha marbles out yer mouth boway!

Anonymous said...

When typing class started getting the best of me and everyone was running off and leaving me and I still couldn't get FT,ft,FT-JU,ju,JU (that's right isn't it?)down, I walked into Mrs Parkers class a nervous wreck, sat down and promptly vomtited on the Brother? brand word processor.
That was my last day of keyboarding skills class.

The End

Anonymous said...

I think the voice of Sarah Palin is beginning to grate on all liberals. It is the sound of their hope of this election going down the drain.

Anonymous said...

You can almost she her goal line.

Anonymous said...

um, if the "weakness in the secondary" is not for a lack of talent,.................is Morgan actaully implying that the secondary coach is no good? He's actually saying a DHS coach isn't up to par? WOW! times have changed for Mr. Morgan. wonder why???

Anonymous said...

BG, Your analogy of Obama's "pig" remark doesn't wash. Had anyone on the Republican side even come close to saying anything remotely regarding his race, the liberal media would have had a field day with it. Obama is getting his "just do" and he just doesn't know what to do or how to combat the kinds of things that he and his ultra left buddies threw at Hillary, or anyone else, during his primary run. The man and his campaign are imploding and he can't control himself. Complete confuson will do that to a person who thought he was next to a god.

Anonymous said...

I saw on Jarheads blog a link to a story about Obama suddenly remembering he "considered" enlisting in the military. Funny, he never mentioned that in his memoirs or anything else he's written or spoke of in the past.

Ever

I guess he didn't want to look 'bad' by politicising the military he thought about joining.

I declined an academic scholarship to go into the military and until he said that although I knew there was of course no way I'd ever vote for him, I respected his achievement of getting this far even.

Now he makes me want to puke.

Anonymous said...

Many people would be surprised that they agree with the Libertarian mindset. They don't really know the difference between "liberal" and "libertarian." Liberal and Conservative are really misnomers - they don't mean what people think they mean. The Republican and Democrat parties are not Libertarian.

Anonymous said...

nothing like an election to keep blogs hoping.

i loves me some of this

Anonymous said...

10:28

Didn't George W. Bubba Bush "who thought he was next to a god."

That God made him president ... so he could ??? Kill thousands of Americans in search for WMD's and ruin a countries economy.

You may want to use TWO HANDS when you remove your head from your arse.

Also keep repeating the lie and make Karl Rove proud but wash your mouth it smells like poop.

Anonymous said...

You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear. Sorry, Obammy. I wasn't making fun of your big ears.

Anonymous said...

when is the WCM going to report on the on the gang rapes in chico? don't make me call lori barager

Anonymous said...

11:02 I HATES me some elections and all the people getting so upset with other peoples feeling/thoughts. Each to his own. What will happen will happen. It's already been decided, don't you know?

Anonymous said...

They should have used the Super Conducting Super Collider for a Texas Federal Prison after all the money that was spent on it. Lots of people got rich from the government buying up the land.

Anonymous said...

I love Palin's voice. She is my idea of a real woman.

I hate Obama using his hands while speaking. It is ok when speaking from a distance to a group but in a one on one coversation it is rude. Sometimes he uses them to "push" at the person he is speaking with or to tell the other person to shut up. I really get pissed off at people who do this in my face. If it is a preacher 30 feet away from me, it is not obnoxious. If I were having a conversation with Obama I would ask his to keep his hands out of my body space.

M-M said...

9:35 What does Ike have to do with global warming?

Anonymous said...

What exactly happened in Chico? I keep hearing bits and pieces but not the whole story!

Anonymous said...

Check out the History Tracker on Hurricanes under Ike. Elena came through in 1985http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200809_climo.html#a_topad.

Anonymous said...

i would tell you but BG would never post the comment because it involves football players and cheerleaders.

Anonymous said...

supposedly 3 players on the high school varsity football team raped a little 8th grade girl..arrests are pending.

wordkyle said...

Since I was mentioned by name...

George W Bush is great in that he has prevented another terrorist attack on American soil for seven years -- something that we would have called "impossible" on 9/12/01. Who knows what he might have accomplished if he had not been dealing with that his entire time in office? Terrorism rightly took priority over everythng else. Bush didn't have the luxury (like another recent POTUS) of ignoring the issue.

I have been critical of Bush on several issues -- spending, immigration and "global warming," for example -- but defend him against stupid attacks that are false or based on a media-created caricature.

By the way, McCain's voting "with Bush" 95% of the time? That was in 2007. However, McCain's support of President Bush's position has been as low as 77 percent (in 2005), and his support for his party's position has been as low as 67 percent (2001).

Obama has voted with Democrat leadership 97% of the time. Incidentally, he had the most Liberal voting record of any US Senator during 2007.

Which candidate would you say more definitively exemplifies "politics as usual"?

Anonymous said...

that pic should have been used for a daily pick-me-up. That's what it did for me today. One of your best ever.
Score in the "red zone" Yeah!

Anonymous said...

It's over for Obama.

Y'all might as well get used to the idea

and support the winners

that's what America is for

right? winners

Are you Ameri CANS or Ameri CAN'TS?

wordkyle said...

The Democrat crowd certainly knew what Obama meant (and they reacted as expected) when he said "lipstick on a pig." The rest of America knew what he meant. Obama's speechwriters and handlers knew what he meant. Anyone with a shred of honesty knows what he meant.

To excuse the phrase as "an old saying" -- given Governor Palin's use of the word lipstick and its reverberation throughout the media and the political landscape -- is fatuous. Why do Democrats lack the courage to simply stand by what they say?

Anonymous said...

word bile ... I think you would look good in lip stick and pumps. Come out of the closet !!!

wordkyle said...

413 - Don't rush me. It's not Saturday night yet.

wordkyle said...

AND BY THE WAY....

Imagine the brouhaha if McCain discussed Obama's attempt to hide his Liberal background and objectives, and said "Let's call a spade a spade..."

It's an old saying, but I doubt that he would survive the reaction. Context means something.

Anonymous said...

Stories that contain the phrase, "appeared to be human intestines in a bathtub" usually don't turn out well for any of the parties involved.

Anonymous said...

We need to check Wordkyle's pipe for "residue".

Double Fake Walter Dale

M-M said...

The scoop I heard on the Chico thing, is that 4 8th, now 9th, grade girls mutually decided to lose their virginity to 4 older boys who happen to be on the football team. When the parents eventually found out, 3 out of the 4 sets of parents decided to press charges against the 3 boys that had consensual sex with their girls.

Anonymous said...

Did Hal Jay used to live near Briar? Every time me and a buddy would go to the beer store years ago he'd point at a yellow two story house on the left a couple of miles out and say,"Did you know Hal Jay lives there?"

Anonymous said...

it was 15 boys they targeted.

i bet Lifetime Channel makes a movie about it before the no-guts editor at MESS lets us know about it (and even then it will be because he was MADE to do it).

come on keith bridwell, you own the Chico Texan, scoop the MESS and fill us in.

Anonymous said...

hell i took typing in high school too. initially just to check on the babes but it did turn out to be one of my most useful classes also. I even was in UIL typing. Placed 5th once out of 24.

Anonymous said...

Ol' Bobby don't walk anything fine. If anything, he waddles, and very wide at that.

Anonymous said...

what would happen if'n mccain said something like "you can put perfume on a monkey and it's still a monkey"..??

Anonymous said...

9:21 - it's no wonder you post anonymous on here because your intellegence is no higher than first grade. that is a coward. let us all know whose class you are in. i heard those same jokes in third grade when i went to rann back in the day. if your mad because you can't lose weight, stop eating fatass

9:50 - that is a good point. what would the obama camp think of that?

6:45 - you really think the WCM is going to try to break such a big story? that's not possible because all their brass balls moved to washington. the only thing in the paper now is tax rates, school board meetings written straight from an agenda and news briefs that run all week in their "update". your best bet is to keep watching channel 4 because our lil paper is turing into the all-around wise (which i line my catbox with).

GO BULLS

Jarhead said...

11:53:

If you're going to bag on someone's intelligence, you should at least spell the word "intelligence" correctly.

Your [lack of] written communication skills speaks volumes about your lack of education.

Anonymous said...

jarhead and the coawrdly lion,
i never claimed to have a college education. not all of us are lucky enough to have one or come from families that have money. but i am smart enough not to make fun of people to make me feel better about myself. i'm a man and i will do that in person like a man (or woman) should do it. money can buy an education but it does not by you class or maturity.

Jarhead said...

A "man" who posts anonymously.

We obviously have different definitions of how men act.

Anonymous said...

that's the truth

wordkyle said...

um, actually money doesn't buy you an education. It merely can buy you into a school. Education = learning. Lots of rich people are incredibly ignorant and lots of poor folks are incredibly bright and well-informed; i.e., "educated".

Jar's point is pretty solid. If you comment on someone else's intelligence, you leave yourself open to attacks on your own.

Anonymous said...

you can tell wordkyle and jarhead are in love with each other, i bet they will make smart, butt ugly babies...!

Jarhead said...

4:34:

Does your mommy know you're playing with the computer?

Go to your room! No cartoons for 1 week!

Anonymous said...

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