10.08.2008

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • I mentioned a sexual assault/pornography trial going on yesterday and it makes the front page of the Messenger today.
  • I mentioned a mock execution in Nacogdoches, and it makes Fox 4 News.
  • Coincidence? Probably.
  • Former Cowboy Larry Brown sold his Super Bowl ring for $23,000 on eBay?
  • I'm with everyone else, that "my friends" mantra coming from McCain can get to you after a while.
  • I may go to a Halloween party. Women have about a billion crazy outfits they can wear. Guys, uh, not so much.
  • Stood behind a guy in a convenience store line this morning who was spouting off hot opinions about how he wasn't going to vote because, "I really don't have any good choices." The clerk then agreed saying he had watched the debate, didn't like either one of them, and wasn't "going to vote for stupid." Yep, that was coming from the convenience store clerk working the morning shift.
  • Headline indicating your life has gone horribly wrong: "Ex Mr Gay UK 'killed and ate dinner pal in cannibal horror', court told"
  • Debate thought: Just because you are surrounded by a crowd that can only ask pre-approved questions and is not aloud to react does not make it a "town hall" meeting.
  • Debate thought #2: Tom Brokaw needed to take charge of the timer. If there was a one minute time limit, shut them down.
  • I wonder if you will ever be able to control and dictate your dreams. That would be cool.
  • I'll probably get to Fair Park on Saturday before 8:00 a.m. for the 11:00 a.m. kickoff. Maybe I'll take pictures of carnies.
  • The mere thought of the NBA starting up powers me down to no end.
  • I noticed that Obama sat on the stool last night in kind of a cool position while McCain was talking. You know, I bet his handlers worked on that. If I'm in charge of him, I'd get one of those stools beforehand and rehearse different sitting positions.
  • I presume the stock market has bottomed out. Of course, I thought that two weeks ago when I decided to back that thought up with a check. Edit: It opened down 213 in the first minute this morning.
  • There was a very cantankerous Newark woman on the witness stand yesterday in the trial in Decatur who didn't seem remotely intimidated by her surroundings. She was loud, confrontational, and full of down home country witticisms. But the funniest moment was when, outside the presence of the jury, Judge Fostel overruled a Motion for Mistrial after she said something allegedly objectionable. After the ruling, she immediately boomed a "Thank ya, judge" (like she had made the same ruling in her mind) and then proceeded to begin to explain why he was right. "Hold it!" Fostel said, shutting her up. "I don't need any praise. "

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obama is a sexy man.

Anonymous said...

yo moma is a sexy 'girl'!

Anonymous said...

Your failure to proofread your posts is the literary equivalent of mowing your front yard in a speedo, and it ain't pretty.

Dpcbb said...

I have heard that if you focus on something before you fall asleep, you are much more likely to dream about it.

There is an interesting article about sleep in the September Fortune Small Business. One of the side articles is Sleeping For Profit. Enjoy.

http://tinyurl.com/3wc55c

Anonymous said...

7:38, yea, they said the same thing about Bill Clinton. Woo-Hoo!
And, if you vote for the guy on looks only, in "lies" the problem.
Some young College kid said this morning she liked Obama because he reminded her of JFK. Hell, she wasn't even a gleam in her Daddy's eye when he was around. Tells you what the young minds know. If JFK was President today he would be considered a Republican due to his policies.

Anonymous said...

some of these comments should not be aloud..!!

Anonymous said...

You better start checking what you're buying at the convenience store. It might be tainted next time.

Anonymous said...

8:15 - we don't need online teachers around here. go away, and back to your perfect world.

Anonymous said...

I hope the stock market has bottomed out, but I doubt it.

News reports indicate retirement accounts have lost $2 trillion in the last 15 months. Mine is in there.

Got me to thinking that all those years of working and saving could have been spent bumming around enjoying life.

Lesson learned for all you young whiper-snappers, life is short. Don't waste it by working and saving for retirement. live it up. enjoy every penny.

Anonymous said...

I saw the funniest Halloween costume one time. This girl took a cardboard box and cut holes for her head and arms. She glued an alarm clock and ashtray on the top. She painted the box brown. She put a lampshade on her head. When people asked what she was...her reply was " I'm a one night stand". What made it funnier was she was a really big girl.

Anonymous said...

Barry, it's ..."allowed".

Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

somebody said "taint"...

Anonymous said...

8:15 get "REAL" and get "OUT" more often! Look BETH A I may not be capable of constructing a scentence properly or able to Spell correctly my gramar and punctuation is mostly wrong which makes my ability to express myself the way i actually intend too difficult @ best! However I am sure that most of the reader's and authors of some of these post are Smart enought to "get the Meaning " of what it is I am trying to say by using their superior "gray cells" and figure things out easily enought! So to those whom need their I's dottied and their T's crossed go grade your students already! I am Doing the best I can with limitations due to Brain cancer think I am doing Damn good myself But you know I never really was that good @ spelling in the first place! Its just crazy how yall keep bitching about the Correct structure and spelling etc etc I dont belive anyone of us Are PAID to post! So sorry mrs BETH A....lol Its way obvious when an Ex english teacher post's....lol

Anonymous said...

To miss Beth Arington I apologize for throwing you under the bus like that Your service and dedication to the teaching profession for all those years was exemplirary And I apologize for any malice or offence by my previous posting ! We need you teachers out there Now more than ever My scincer appology Author 9;55

Anonymous said...

Barry, if we could dictate our own dreams, certain people would have too much fun. Such as pedophiles, racists, and liberal haters.

wordkyle said...

848 - When producers lose the benefit of what they've produced, and takers get the largesse of government handouts, and producers are portrayed by politiicans as "greedy," and takers are described in heroic terms as "those in need" ...

Why would anyone be motivated to become a producer when there is so much more profit and glory in being a taker? Who are both candidates talking about bailing out? Those who didn't make their mortgage payments, or those who did?

Any Rand 101

onmyway311 said...

Here's another random thought: Jamie Lynn Spears is allegedly pregnant again.

mzchief said...

To Barry...
Go to the Halloween party dressed as a pimp and you will fit in since have the women there will be dressed like hookers. Here is a sampling of the typical Hooker Halloween Costumes you will find at the typical Halloween party.

Gentlemen, do not bother to start your engines. It has been my experience most of the women who wear that type of garb look slightly less gross than the typical guy wearing a speedo.

WARNING If you want to be able to keep down your lunch I suggest you refrain from viewing the guys in speedos link.

mzchief said...

To onmyway311...
I do not doubt Jamie Lynn Spears has yet again been sperminated.

Based on the procreation past of Britney, it seems that it takes two unplanned pregnancies for the Spears' girls to figure out how they manage to get knocked up and successfully master avoiding, for a period of time, a third unplanned pregnancy. Keep in mind, they are from Louisiana so do not be too shocked when you learn of Britney's third unplanned pregnancy.

mzchief said...

Typo Repair Kit for 11:28 comment

have = half

Anonymous said...

It's a disgrace that some feel that they shouldn't vote. Everyone should vote. The World looks to American Democracy as a foundation of Freedom. To not vote is a disgrace. Here's an example, In June of 1989, Poland, a satelite country of the Communist Soviet Union, had faced more than 30 years of hardships for their country. People were starving, Unions for Factory Workers were outlawed. It was a desperate time. The Solidarity Movement was formed to protest Communism. In Jue 1989 the former Soviet Union instructed Communist Supporters and Government official to put the word out that if any solidarity movement supporters went to the poll to vote, that they would be beaten. Many people were scared to go to the polls. To counter this, the solidary movement designed a poster to ignite the fire that would soon result in the collapse of communism all over Europe that eventually filtered to Eastern Berlin and the Soviet Union. This poster was of Gary Cooper walking down the middle of the street in "High Noon" with a ballot in his hand. What a testament to American Democracy. What a shame that so many Americans are not registered to vote or take the right to vote for granted when so many have suffered and fought so hard to get it and use America as an example to follow. They should be ashamed for not voting at all.

Anonymous said...

SO, I'm assuming that if those cheerleaders would have mocked a beheading that would have been too far?!

Anonymous said...

That would be Ayn Rand, oh wordful one.

Double Fake John Galt

Anonymous said...

BG, that dad that need's a beer just issn't quite the afternoon pick-me-up we're used too.
...But in a Wise County kinda way, I can see it working for some.

Anonymous said...

11:37 - Yeah! I don't think either one of the Party Candidates is the right one for the Wise/Jack Co. DA job...so I'm going to write in that Independent. At least there is a choice out there. Wouldn't it be great if a write-in got the job? Shake things up a bit around here!

Point is...there is always an option and I will never forego my right to vote just because I think there is no choice.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you could go as a "cereal killer". It was one of the more creative costumes I've seen in a while. A guy took those little boxes of cereal and glued them to a white t-shirt and then poked some small plastic knives through the boxes, added some fake blood and got a lot of laughs!

Anonymous said...

That Independent, Clint Phillips, running for Wise/Jack DA has been our corporate atty for the past several years. Believe me, he is definitely the best choice. Barney Fife would make a better DA than Lowery!

Anonymous said...

I gather you think your opinion is more valid since you are an attorney rather than a convenience store clerk.

That bothers me. I thought you were a better person than that.

M-M said...

An idea for a good rousing debate: Have Keith Olberman & Chris Matthews to ask McCain questions and alternate with Sean Hannity & Rush Limbaugh asking Obama questions. Each candidate has a shock collar on and will get zapped anytime they veer off subject. Now that would be good entertainment.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin makes me want to stimulate my package.

wordkyle said...

Dear John Galt: and all this time I thought it was "Annie" Rand.

Stupid fingers.

"Who is John Galt?"

Anonymous said...

In the 30 years I've been following politics 2 things haven't changed.

Across the board, a person who considers themselves conservatives will be better informed.

Liberals are more often than not angry and humorless.

Anonymous said...

I think her close, personal friends called her Annie.

Double Fake Annie Oakley

hrc in drag??? said...

5:53.....

Your comment is not funny and furthermore kind of pisses me off.

the real HRC

Anonymous said...

No Barry, the stock market has just started it's fall. You need to stop measuring everything by the brief period you have been here on earth. If Obama wins you will see a loss of confidence and a sharp decline. A hard rain is go'n to fall.

Anonymous said...

"In the 30 years I've been following politics 2 things haven't changed."

One thing for sure has not changed! You have not got any smarter.
(I was going to post "Thirty years later, you are still a DumbAss" but I knew BG would kill the post.

Anonymous said...

7:38, If JFK were president today he would be scratching the hell out of the inside of his coffin to get out!!

Anonymous said...

I agree. "My friends" is highly overused. Sort of like "power down" and "me likes me..." Overused and wearing me out.