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10.02.2008

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • The Vice Presidential debate is tonight. I've decided Sarah Palin makes me tense when she talks.
  • Republicans have every right to be up in arms that Gwen Ifill will be the moderator of the debate. (In case you missed it, it has been learned that she is the author of an upcoming pro-Obama book.)
  • Highway 287 going into Fort Worth seems to be deteriorating at an increasing rate. It seems like there is a crew replacing a huge junk chunk of concrete almost every day.
  • Sign that Major League Baseball has no idea what it is doing: If you live in Boston, your game against the Angels didn't start until 9:30 (and, heck, it might have been 10:30).
  • The Dallas Morning News has an article about how MADD is excited about the possibility of legalizing sobriety checkpoints in Texas. The same old Liberties Sacrificed vs. Do Anything To Save Lives arguments can be found in the comments underneath it.
  • I've gone from jogging on a treadmill to jogging outside. I started a movie (In Bruges) on DVD three weeks ago and it's in limbo until I get back on the treadmill.
  • I bought Texas/OU tickets. And I'll be sitting in the Evil Empire section.
  • All Oklahoma has to do is beat Baylor this weekend and Texas beat Colorado for both of them to meet the following week unbeaten and in the Top Five. Saturday may be the first time in my life I've rooted for the Longhorns.
  • It's kind of hard to find pictures go at the top of Random Thoughts. As Bill Blazejowski said in Night Shift, I've got to "push all the way to edge of the envelope, and then bring it back a little bit." Edit: Some of you PREEE-verts out there claim that girl in the back is topless. I'm sending the pic into the lab for analysis. I'll get back to you on that.
  • Had this email just pop up: "I am a pretty blonde girl, eager to meet an interesting man for some virtual chatting by email or Skype, or dates in reality!" Looks like I'll be a little bit busy today.
  • Saw a news video yesterday of a man in India who dresses up as a monkey to scare off monkeys at a train station. Not a bad gig.
  • The new First Financial bank at 51/287 in Decatur is in a good location. But the property next to it, which has been vacant since the Wise County Coop moved off of it over what seems a decade ago, is even better. Anybody know the asking price?
  • Heard someone refer to the new Cowboys Stadium as the "Y'all Mahal." Clever.
  • Phil King and Mike Huckabee were supposed to have some love fest in a Fort Worth hotel this weekend (and by that I mean a reception/fundraiser), but I never heard anything about it.
  • It's always weird how this time of year that my my lawn stays green but stops growing.
  • Tiffany is 37 today. And I know who Tiffany is.
  • And "Pedro" from Napoleon Dynamite, one of the greatest actors of his generation, is 35 today.
  • The George Foreman grill is a great invention. But you better scrape off the goo while it's still hot or you have some baked on goo for next time.
  • If I were married to Kelly Rasberry of Kidd Kraddick fame, I'd spend all my time in a fetal position in the garage.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

It took me a while to get to the background of the pic, but I THINK the girl in the back is topless! I've been studying real hard now for like 5 minutes, but I think I'm going blind.....

Anonymous said...

As to your lawn, the cool nights makes the grass begin to go into a dormant phase, and start making more of those darn seed-head stalks! You don't know whether to mow or just weed-eat them!

Anonymous said...

8:17 - Agreed! That was the first thing I noticed. If you stop now I will loan you a pair of glasses. Kudos to BG

Anonymous said...

Hale street drivers will rue the day the bank and hotel came in ,making it a nightmare for customers and people driving down Hale

Double Fake Mike Ryhner

Anonymous said...

As for Ifill, the Associated Press had an article talking about her book that was posted on all the major news websites back in July.

Amazon.com has listed the book since July as well.

The book was never a secret and McCain's group agreed and signed off on Ifill.

If they didn't do their research, which would have involved a simple Google search of "Ifill" "Obama", then tough shiat. But, since they aren't real savvy at computer use.....

Where were all the conservatives complaining about the conflict of interest back in August when she was named debate moderator?

Where were they the entire month of September?

The only reason they're manufacturing outrage right before the debate is that they know Palin is going to fail and fail miserably and they're desperately looking for a way to say the debate was rigged. Their motives are so transparent a blind man could see them, but not neocon sheeple.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the debate tonite. The black moderator has a pro Obama book that is due out by inauguration. I believe it is titled "The Age of Obama".

Anonymous said...

where is my tiddy comment

Anonymous said...

i think that is her knee

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'm proud of you for switching to the treadmill. Now don't get too distracted by the DVD and fall off of it.

:-)

Anonymous said...

"...a crew replacing a huge junk of concrete almost every day."
Uh, don't you mean "huge chunk"? You're obviously watching too much DWTS. Kim Kardashian has got you thinking "huge junk" like one of those Arby's commercials. Her big ol' hiney floating above your head...

"Had this email just pop up: "I am a pretty blonde girl..."
Haven't you seen the ads for that movie coming out soon? The guy says: "It's probably a dude!"



"Phil King and Mike Huckabee..."
I could probably sit down and listen to Huckabee talk; King - no way!

"The new First Financial bank at 51/287 in Decatur is in a good location."
Yeah, not so much if you are trying to get in or out from/to the opposite side of the street. Or have to accommodate the people trying to do that. The intersection is already jammed up most of the time during the day. This will only make it worse. Thanks P&Z!

Triple Fake grumpy old man driver

Anonymous said...

If that was her knee, you would not be able to see most of her bikini bottom, which is clearly visible across most of her hip line.

onmyway311 said...

Kellie Rasberry annoys the s**t outta me so I stopped listening to Kidd Kraddick. I had it with her after she decided to have a tummy tuck--for years the woman has done nothing but piss and moan about her weight (and her looks) and I honestly think she does it as a way to fish for compliments. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

She is topless. The girl in the black kinni has on a wrist band for a resort. Plus I've been there.

Anonymous said...

8:28, It would be apparent, to this Country Hick, that you're not a McCain fan. However, your typical, liberal, copy-cat, comments most certainly tell me you are a typical liberal who has to be told what to say becaue you can't think for yourself. Ponder the following, please; I'll get back with you tomorrow morning on the outcome of the debate; next, if Obama does win the election please don't come crying to me when most everything in this Country goes to hell in a handbasket. I can assure you, Barack Obmama is more liberal than you ever dreamed of being much less ever been able to contemplate due to your obvious brain size. You will experience socialism at it's finest and Marxism at it's best. Read what Obama has said, himself, not what others are saying and you may learn something. With Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden and Barack Obama running this country, the outcome is truly scary. And, in closing, if you make 42k or more a year get ready to pay more taxes under Obama because he considers that "middle income". Also, if you are laid off from your job, don't blame your employer, blame yourself because of who you voted for. Under Obama business taxes will increase resulting in lay-offs, cut backs, closings, etc. If Obama wins please enjoy the next four years. Read what Obama has written and said himself, not what others are telling.

Anonymous said...

this new bill passed by the senate is much worster than the first pos bill that failed in the house..congress reminds me of a bully with no compassion for any of us, even though they claim this bill will save america..does anybody believe this..??? i don't...

Anonymous said...

ALERT..STEVE FOSSETT'S PLANE FOUND..NO REMAINS FOUND AT THIS TIME..

Anonymous said...

I'm fairly sure 9:07AM's major news information comes from Fox. Am I right?

Anonymous said...

"ALERT"????

That was yesterday's news.

Anonymous said...

i did notice that the workers on wall street are giddy with excitement this morning, i think new york will benefit but the rest of the country will surely pay the price. it's an out of control freight train coming downhill headed straight for the taxpayers..!

Anonymous said...

922 no, yesterday only some id and cash were found..the plane was not found until today..check your sources.

Anonymous said...

Mack House and Sam Brous are the Development Team on the Property...good guys they Brokered the bank deal along w/ a Gentleman named Tom E. Purvis....

Anonymous said...

9:22 then why is it breaking news on cnn right now ??

Anonymous said...

9:18, no, Fox is not my news source, try again! How about reading "Both" sides to get a clear understanding of their views and beliefs. I spend a lot of time reading different points of views, not playing the banjo.

Motorboatin' son of a... said...

That girl is a gift from God.

...possibly two gifts.

wordkyle said...

I heard someone say that "maybe Senators know something the rest of us don't."

Always a possibility. But there are two points that show we've been hijacked: 1) The bill has tons of pork/payoffs that have nothing to do with a "bailout." The politicians who were against it had a price, and the price was paid. 2) If the legislation was a good idea, then given the size and severity of the bailout, the legislation ought to have been able to stand alone. AND our Senators and Representatives should have taken the time to explain it to the 99% of American voters who are against it.

I guess adding extra pork always improves the flavor of the dish. Congress truly is a confederacy of whores.

Anonymous said...

918 are you saying fox news does not report the news fairly and honestly like msnbc, cnn, abc, cbs, nbc, al jasirra, ny times, washington post, pravda, pbs..did i miss any truth-telling news orgs...?

wordkyle said...

Palin's first comments tonight should be, "How's the book coming along, Gwen? I hope our victory in November doesn't hurt your sales."

What I don't understand is how Republicans always manage to get snookered like this. Ifill, PBS, and the Commission on Debates are doing what they do; we don't expect anything like ethical behavior from them anyway. (By the way, Ifill has implied that the criticism is based on race. Surprise.) But it would be nice to see Republicans get a debate weighted in their favor for a change.

Anonymous said...

Barry, they now make a George Foreman where the grill plates are dishwasher safe!

Anonymous said...

I'll study the picture closer.
I like to stay "abreast" of these things

Anonymous said...

I believe the real question here is are they fake or real. My vote is fake but from the looks of it, she has a great plastic surgeon. This is definitely one of the best looking random thoughts girls.

Anonymous said...

Who are you calling "PREEE-verts" you are one to talk.

Anonymous said...

9:27
Do you know the price of the property? Also, anyone know the price of the 5P Welding property not far from there on 287 between Ramada and new La Quinta?

Anonymous said...

Stocks are still falling despite "failout" plan being passed!Someone know something we don't.It's no longer "hide the weenie" it's "sell the weenie before it's found".


uncle fester

Anonymous said...

Will you liberal weenies now admit that there is media bias with all of the major news networks?

Anonymous said...

Only if all of you conservatives will now admit that all you do is whine.

Anonymous said...

I like them fake. Mother nature's creations are not nearly as beautiful.

wordkyle said...

1219 - Whine? Oh, you mean the sound of us gritting our teeth at the inane crap that Liberals can say and get away with?

Here's the Liberal philosophy in a nutshell: "I feeeeeeel your pain!" And then they get Conservatives to pay for the painkiller.

Or...

A Liberal invites a homeless person and a Conservative to have dinner with him. After the meal, the Liberal gets up and walks out of the restaurant, leaving the Conservative to pick up the tab. Then the Liberal brags about helping the homeless, while labeling the Conservative "mean-spirited" because he complained about having to pay.

Exactly how much moral courage does it take to be a Liberal? What stance do you ever have to defend?

Anonymous said...

12:19; Liberals are ones to be talking about whinning!! Hell, because of your whinning we have more laws now in this Country than we can follow. Because of your whinning all the pork gets placed in to new laws. Because of your whinning we have the ACLU, ACORN, MoveOn.org,etc. However, let's cut the chit-chat, blame game and sum it all up this way; everyone call, email or write their Congressman, Senator in Washington and tell them, "due to the unnecessary fiasco in Washington we are requesting that you place into law Term-Limits for the Congress and Senate a like. If you fail to write the law everyone will vote against you and all others on the hill who fail to comply with our (the tax paying, American public, voters)request. These people believe they are untouchable and we need to show them a different side of life, Republicans and Democrats alike.

Anonymous said...

Our education system is a failure. No ability to think beyond Rep and Dem. Lazy, lazy, lazy.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you are of course correct that conservatives should be concerned about the Obama author chairing the debate tonight, but shouldn't those conservatives be used to things like that by now? Anyone of integrity would have recused themselves from such an assignment. The media ignores the gaffes of Biden (almost a daily occurrance) and majors on ridiculous questions posed to Palin. We all know that Biden couldn't name any regulatory bills of Obama's....of course he hasn't done anything...it was in the main an asinine question. Oh well, we will endure the media's choice and live with it. Like the conservatives, we need to get used to it.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm not totally convinced the girl is topless. However, the color is only slightly different than the rest of her skin, which would be normal provided she doesn't sunbathe topless all the time. But, she could be wearing a top that is close in color to her skin color, but then it wouldn't match the bottom. What self-respecting resort-goer would do that?
Maybe you think I'm spending waaay too much time with this subject. But, hey, it sure beats the "They're at fault!", "Nuh-uh, you are!" argument that finds its way into EVERY !@#$ thread on this otherwise entertaining blog.
Thank you eight pound, six ounce baby Jesus for giving us football in these trying political/economic times. Otherwise, I might snap and go all Biblical on somebody. You know, the part where...well, I don't have to quote chapter and verse to the authority. And I know that kind of stuff makes you cry, so I will just wait patiently for the weekend. Boy, they better win this next one!

Anonymous said...

Easy way to fix. Do not vote for any Incumbents. Irregardless of Party. Does everyone believe they have the only good congeressman? I live in Georgia and everyone seems to think we have the only good one. Thats why he been re-elected so many times, while everyone constantly complains about government.

I can say without any doubt at all. If this November, 70-80% of the House of rep's got booted, there would be more listening to main street, and less DRIVING over it.

Anonymous said...

8:28
Excellent points!!

Clearly, the whining has started before the debate. You must be preparing for Palin's screw up. Feeling bad that you were so sure about her after the convention? Embarrassed by her interview performance? Don't you have ANY confidence in your candidate? I am a Democrat, but I bet Palin will look spectacular. She is a beautiful woman and will look great compared to Joe Biden. No one will hear a word Biden says. She has been in debate camp for weeks preparing. She has those folksy little sayings which make great sound bites.

Seriously, save your whining. You will have plenty of time for that after the election in November. Sara will hold her own tonight - guarantee it.

Anonymous said...

will strummin your banjo make you go blind?
double fake stevie wonder

Anonymous said...

Politicians have no fear or respect for voters. They find ways to manipulate party politics to stay in power or they look to their friends in the judiciary to rule in their favor.

We need to somehow show the office holders that the voters run this country and not the politicians.

Let's vote out ALL incumbents and start fresh!

wordkyle said...

My prediction for the VP debate: Palin will do "okay," but "not good enough to satisfy growing voter concern over her qualifications." Unless she can pull a Lloyd Bentsen on Biden and make him look like the idiot he is. (Yes, that's a value judgment. Anyone who brags about how smart he is and then talks about FDR going on television in 1929 is simply an idiot in my estimation.)

Count on the pundits and media to say that Palin's performance was "disappointing."

Anonymous said...

I get really tired of Republicans always wanting to take the credit for te good, but when the @#$% hits the fan it's always somebody elses fault(Democrats).

Anonymous said...

This liberal weenie wore his uniform to defend let's say equal rights for all, a living constitution, your right to say all that crap, even to keep the many weapons in my home safe,tho I would freely register each one of them, to pay a larger percentage of my real income than most millionnaires do annd so on.

There are more.

wordkyle said...

717 - If you want to pay a larger percentage of your real income to the government, then please feel free to do so. You have the right to tip the government. Do you also feel your "living constitution" gives you the right to force your neighbors to pay more of their real income?

Anonymous said...

8:28 says,"As for Ifill, the Associated Press had an article talking about her book that was posted on all the major news websites back in July.

Amazon.com has listed the book since July as well.

The book was never a secret and McCain's group agreed and signed off on Ifill.

If they didn't do their research, which would have involved a simple Google search of "Ifill" "Obama", then tough shiat. But, since they aren't real savvy at computer use.....

Where were all the conservatives complaining about the conflict of interest back in August when she was named debate moderator?

Where were they the entire month of September?

The only reason they're manufacturing outrage right before the debate is that they know Palin is going to fail and fail miserably and they're desperately looking for a way to say the debate was rigged. Their motives are so transparent a blind man could see them, but not neocon sheeple"

Haw haw. You were wrong Haw haw.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you could dress up like a bird to scare away the fowl who make poo on peoples cars.

You could be the Birdman of Decaturtraz.