10.23.2008

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Bridgeport apparently suffered a traffic jam yesterday morning when two huge pieces of oilfield equipment had to be moved through the town.
  • WBAP's Mark Davis sunk to a new low yesterday when he had some nutcase lawyer on who was ranting about how Obama didn't legally qualify to be a nominee for president. Davis was really impressed by his guest's credentials of being a former "deputy attorney general" of some state. Sheesh. That's a spare government job which probably involved looking at open records requests.
  • I like pulling into a parking slot to see the one in front of me open as well. I'll move forward and park in it so I won't have to back up when I leave. I'm a bad backer.
  • The "more cowbell" bit is still funny.
  • The Wise County Courthouse is a beautiful place but ridiculously crowded on the inside. Trying to find any room to have a private conversation is next to impossible.
  • Recently deceased NBC political guy Tim Russert would be having so much fun right now.
  • "One features a smiling little girl in a tiara with the message: 'One day my husband will kill me.'" -- Dallas Morning News story describing advertisement on Dallas buses.
  • On Saturday morning, the Star Telegram used to carry at least a blurb about every Wise County High School football game. Now not a peep. And the Dallas Morning News doesn't acknowledge any Wise County team.
  • When I was jogging yesterday I came across a guy that looked exactly like John Kerry. Not kind of like John Kerry, exactly like John Kerry.
  • Every time I turn on The Ticket, the chance of hearing a commercial is greater than 60%. Radio had better figure that problem out. It's beginning to irritate me.
  • And for about 200 yards during yesterday's jog there was this little kid on a bike who rode about four feet behind me and wouldn't pass. Little stalker. And when he did pass he looked at me like he was a kid right out of The Shining.
  • How hard is it to move overhead power lines underground? Nothing makes a place uglier than overhead power lines.
  • A guy yells at Wade Phillips. I don't think there is anyone in this world more opposite of me than him (the yeller.)
  • I like voting on election day even if it means standing in line.
  • A salesman came to my door the other day and I simply said "No" before he finished his first sentence and shut the door. It was probably rude, but I didn't feel badly at all.
  • "This is a song I wrote about that special someone who throws a football really good." - Jessica Simpson before singing a song at the State Fair last week.
  • I'm disturbed by the sin of gluttony more than the others.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry,
Get satelite radio. You'll never listen to terristrial radio again.

Anonymous said...

"The "more cowbell" bit is still funny."
You'll all be wearing gold-plated diapers!
Yes, THE Bruce Dickinson!

"...the Star Telegram used to carry at least a blurb about every Wise County High School football game..."
Yeah, with cutbacks in all the print media, you can't find any 3A or smaller coverage at all in the S-T. And DMN covers 3A, but a WC team has to be playing Prosper or Argyle to get mentioned. Wonder what they'll do during playoffs?

"I like voting on election day even if it means standing in line."
Amen to that. You can never tell what might happen right up until the day of. Besides, I prefer to vote in my hometown (which would mean I am not from Decatur).

"A salesman came to my door the other day and I simply said "No" before he finished his first sentence..."
You should really let them get the whole spiel out before dashing their hopes, for two reasons:
1. It gives them a hopeful feeling that they may be making a sale, until you tell them no.
2. It takes up more of their time, and that time spent with you prevents them from selling to someone else. True, it takes up your time too, but it's worth it.

""This is a song I wrote about that special someone who throws a football really good." - Jessica Simpson..."
Man, that must be some dyn-o-mite stuff to put up with all her goofiness. I still say he was crazy for letting Carrie get away. She is a hottie! Jessica is a spare.
I'm just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Wherever you vote there will probably be a really long line on election day since there are lines everywhere for early voting.

Anonymous said...

I am a bad backer, too. As well, my mom & sisters. My step father swears it's a defective gene.

Anonymous said...

Uh, 8:11
I realize you can get 100 stations clear as a bell on satellite, but if he (or I) want to listen to the little Ticket, all those other stations don't matter. I think HD radio would be a better choice if you want local stations, assuming it can pull in distant signals.

Triple Fake ghost of Guglielmo Marconi
(ha! the guy's first name is googly-elmo)

Anonymous said...

As to your John Kerry lookalike--maybe you should have yelled out, "Hey John Kerry!" Who knows, it might HAVE been him! From one runner to another, keep up the good work, even if little kids on bikes stalk you!

Anonymous said...

Let's start the day with a "bang".
Can anyone tell us what Obama will look for in a nominee, when deciding on who he will nominate for the Supreme Court? I realize that nominee will be a liberal, that's the easy part, but any specifics would be appreciated. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

You didn't "feel badly"? So I guess that means that your hand is, in fact, functional? And what exactly were you feeling, when you didn't feel it badly?

And as for that John Kerry guy that you saw, ... so did you see him like out of the corner of your eye, and then when you looked closer he was like gone??

Cause that happened to me once, about like 4 years ago or somethin.

Anonymous said...

You must be constantly disturbed living in Wise County. The amount of gluttony both in physical posessions and human weight is astounding.

Anonymous said...

There are several lawsuits around the country challenging Obama's citizenship. I do not listen to WBAP but they probably had Hillary Clinton supporter Phil Berg on the program. Berg lost in the Democrat primary for governor of Pennsylvania. His lawsuit is in federal courts in Pennsylvania. All Obama has to do is provide his birth certificate to answer the question of citizenship. This will also put to rest claims by family members in Africa that he was born there. The only other question of citizenship are clims of adoption by his stepfather in Indonesia, and that this action voided his American status. He did travel on an Indonesian passport.

Morgan said...

Yep, S-T cut out all 3A and under school unless they its one of the money school such as Argyle, Celina and Prosper.
But they sure have newspaper racks all over Wise County.

David B said...

I like to pull into the space in front of me as well, but not because I am a bad backer.

In reality, I know deep down that one day I will get the call from the President (or someone even higher) that I am needed to save the world, and those precious seconds I save could make all the difference for humanity.

David said...

As for Tim Russert, I wish he was still here as well. I cannot help but think he would be holding both parties accountable for their behavior during this election cycle.

Anonymous said...

Bad backer, Barry? Care to give us an estimate of the number of cars, poles, small children, etc. that you've hit in your lifetime so far?

Anonymous said...

Is there a Independent candidate running for the POTUS?

Anonymous said...

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/story/992897.html (32 y/o FW woman sex with 15 year old)

Jarhead said...

Are you sure it wasn't a horse you saw instead of John Kerry?

Did you say "Why the long face, John"?

I never get tired of that joke.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many people can name the seven deadly sins?

Anonymous said...

You are obviously more concerned about gluttony than lust. Of course a flat stomach will get you more dates, so maybe you're just playing the odds.

wordkyle said...

948 - A mnemonic for remembering the Seven Deadlies: WASPLEG. I learned it thirty years ago -- another example of my wasted youth. (Incidentally, I'm regularly guilty of 4 of the 7.)

Anonymous said...

Barry, no room in the courthouse for a private conversation?

As nice as Judge Billy McElhaney is, just ask him for his office space for a few minutes.

That should do it!

:-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Jar, do you eat Heinze ketchup or is it too Democratic for your tastes?

:-)

Anonymous said...

By Formerly Fab | December 15, 2007

Who? Who are these pinheads who insist on parking their car like they are about to pull a bank job?
I’m talking about people who insist on backing into parking spaces. People do it at work all the time. They do it at the mall. They do it at the convenience store and the restaurant and the municipal lot.
Why?
Why back into the parking space?
It can’t be to save time. You spend more time backing into the space then you save not having to back out of it.
It can’t be due to a fear of backing up, because it is more difficult to back into a space than to back out of it.
It defies logic. And more important, it pisses me off. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

the guy yelling at Wade Phillips is hilarious. What a goofball. It's a game that tosses a ball around. Please..if you make multi million dollars a year, I shouldnt have to motivate you to catch, throw, or hit. Good gawd.

Anonymous said...

My My 10:33 Is that you who wrote that back then? If so, why don't you tell us how you really feel about something so stupid as how people park. Who cares. You would really hate me. I like to take up two parking spots to CMA because there are people out there who are not smart enough to pay attention to opening their doors and causing nicks on my car.

Anonymous said...

I'm not the one who commented at 10:33, but yes, 10:48 you are an a$$! Equally bad are people who don't quite take up two spaces, but make it hard for others to occupy one next to them. But I will agree with you that griping about others parking backwards is ridiculous. It has no effect on others

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:03
better find a better theory - here are the facts on Obama's birth cert.

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html

keep trying - there's bound to be a house in there somewhere

Anonymous said...

I have a "Hate is not a family value" bumper sticker but I love trashing Sarah Palin.

Anonymous said...

12:11, just out of curiosity, can you give specific reasons why you like to trash Sarah Palin or are you just on the Liberal Bandwagon?
I would like for your reasons to be something other than what you have HEARD from the BIASED media.

Anonymous said...

12:11 That is funny, but made me feel bad. I don't want to trash her. I don' t care how much RNC money she spends on clothes (none of my money goes in that pie) .

She is technically qualified to be VP. However, from what we have seen in her limited interviews (not prepared speeches) She does not measure up in terms of intelligence or knowledge. Not even close.

Should she become President, she would not be capable of dealing with the complex problems. In fact, she is so not capable, and McCain is so old, it is frightening.

Questioning her capabilities is not trashing her.

Anonymous said...

To Barry Green,

We're from Publishers Clearing House and we stopped by today to award you the big prize but some middle aged Gay Gardener met us at the door and very rudely slammed the door in our faces.

Thanks for entering Publishers Clearing Sweepstakes.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin can gut a moose. That is the only qualification she needs. Better than Dubya's in fact.

Anonymous said...

I've always thought that people that backed into parking spaces were running from something...just not sure what.

Anonymous said...

That old courthouse is just a major cluster f**k especially when they got all them inmates mixed in with the public

Anonymous said...

4:26.........and others of the same mind......................

Consider this. Yes Barak Obama is one slick talkin', good looking lawyer. And yes , John Mcain is a polished career politician. That's also how we got Tricky Dick, Slick Willy, Brother Jimmy, "W", etc.

Now it seems to me we are perennially disgusted with the slick talking lawyers/politicians we end up electing because they looked good on TV.

Sarah palin doesn't sell well under modern criteria for elected officials, so you're quick to jump up and trash her. Well, there is no question that she is a good person and a good mother, and honestly she really couldn't have achieved whwt she has if she were as dumb as she comes across on TV.

I am ready to let a good mother who may be a bad politician take charge. I really doubt she could screw it up any worse than the last 30 years of slick talking lawyer/politician sorts of men have.

So I'm voting republican and hoping John McCain dies quick.

Anonymous said...

I believe it's yogging with soft J....I'm not sure.

60% is being pretty conservative......and the commercials last 10 minutes.

Anonymous said...

11:21 You need to check your facts. Obamma = Ayers = Anneberg Foundation = factcheck.org

wordkyle said...

426 - Have Biden's comments over the last several weeks impressed you? President Roosevelt talking to Americans on television in 1929? Biden assuring us that a foreign policy crisis will come to test Obama, specifically (implying that the crisis will come because of Obama's election)? Telling a wheelchair-bound veteran to stand up?

I wonder if he can spell "potato."

Anonymous said...

Americans do not have names like Barack Hussein Obama and as such he will never be elected as our President. Maybe the President of Camalland or Ragheadville but NOT America.

Put that in your water pipe and smoke it.

Anonymous said...

11:03, I was just highlighting the hypocrisy of liberal weenies. 4:26, Isn't it funny Conservatives spend their money dressing a woman up and the liberal weenies spend theirs trying to pay off the woman they have affairs with. John Edwards, Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton and Tim Mahoney.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Still absolutely beaten down by election year politics.

Uggh.