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1.14.2009

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • There seems to be a slew of commercials suggesting that you can have your back taxes bill to the IRS reduced to pennies on the dollar. That hacks me off. I pay my share. You pay yours.
  • Saw a little bit of Sean Hannity's new show (sans Colmes) on Fox last night. What a hack.
  • While jogging on the treadmill, I watched a National Geographic special on the recent history of the Taliban. Good stuff.
  • A stranger emailed me the above pic and just labeled it "UNT Girls."
  • I understood the ramifications of having children when, I think, I was only a child. I think most people just picture a tiny baby or toddler and a dream life.
  • I wish I could speak Spanish and play the piano.
  • Citigroup got two government infusions of $45 billion and, as yesterday, is still in financial trouble.
  • There's a fight brewing in Congress of releasing the remain $350 billion of the bailout money. I should think so. There's been absolutely no accountability as to how the first $350 billion was spent. This will turn out to be an absolute disaster.
  • I get some "friend" requests on Facebook from complete strangers. I sometimes approve them. Sometimes not.
  • Due to the death of someone famous yesterday, I heard the phrase "Corinthian leather" for the first time in years. And, I'll be, it's a made up term.
  • "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life" - Steve Jobs in 2005.
  • After the technicalities are worked out, Dallas will have the largest all nude club in the nation. And it'll be BYOB.
  • I've said it before: I love salsa bars. You know, bars with salsa.
  • I'm still thinking about that Body Cleanse diet (or whatever it's called.)
  • There's some civil case being tried in our district courtroom this week --- you can tell because there are always one or two paralegals running all over the place. In criminal cases, the lawyer is typically on his own.
  • I hate it when people talk to me from across the room where strangers can hear the conversation. It's always a short conversation -- I'm not giving you anything but yes or no answers. If that.
  • I saw a blurb in the (ever shrinking) sports section of The Dallas Morning News yesterday of two college coaches wrestling in a fourth floor hotel room ---- and ending up on the sidewalk below.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking the Citigroup corp could save themselves if they stopped sending me credit applications EVERY DAY. Think of the money they spend in paper, ink and postage alone.

Anonymous said...

I like my women a little on the TRASHY side !!!!!!!!!

Bobby said...

So, you are still considering the colon cleansing diet? Check out this link for Dr. Natura!
http://www.drnatura.com/picture_gallery.html

Note that this is NOT for the faint of heart or those who ate breakfast this morning!!!! People actually took pictures of what came out of their bodies!!! Remember that you have been warned!

Anonymous said...

"In criminal cases, the lawyer is typically on his own."

Bummer, I guess that means you're not going to hire me after I finish my certification next year.

Anonymous said...

If Sean Hannity is a hack, then what would you call Rachel "Butchie" Madcow or Chris "Piss Down My Leg In Love With Obama" Matthews??? Just askin?

Anonymous said...

Many people think the Master Cleanse is a hoax. I was a skeptic, until I decided to prove to my coworkers that it indeed DID NOT work. I did the cleanse and within only a few days I started to feel immensely better. It actually works. I have no earthly idea how, but it makes you feel better, and its a great jump start to any new eating plan, diet, or exercise routine. Go for it Barry!!

Anonymous said...

'I pay my share. You pay yours." But there are millions of people in this country who do not pay their share of taxes. And your hero Obama wants to give even them a tax cut. How can you cut something that isn't being paid? Do they get a refund of money that they never paid in? Just asking.....

David said...

If the cleanse you are talking about is the Master Cleanse I've done a little reading on it and can say I'm about to try it myself. If you want some links to read let me know and I can send them. I'm going to post my experiences on my blog (no pics though).
http://ForneyLife.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Re: Ricardo Montalban
I would lean over, look into the casket and say "You look mahvelous, like soft Corinthian leather!" Per the deceased wishes, he'll be buried in a Chrysler Cordoba

"...the largest all nude club in the nation. And it'll be BYOB."
Of course it's BYOB. State law says you can't sell booze at an all nude club. If it were only topless, then alcohol sales are perfectly legal. Some state laws are just weird, and that's one of them. "Sorry, folks, but if we show you the what-nots south of the equator, you'll have to drink the stuff you provide yourself. It's the law!"

Anonymous said...

Watch who you accept as a friend on Facebook. It may be your ex wife spying on you.

Anonymous said...

About the all nude clubs.....They just don't want you to get drunk and naked....that could be hazardous to your health.

Anonymous said...

The Cleanse I too have seen the stuff and the so called black rope tar they claim comes out of your body is actually caused by the very cleanse product itself which is sillica based!

If indeed you are wanting to cleanse the guy posted yeterday what to use the DYNOMITE in a bottle is truly a cleaning experiance one is sure to remeber I know I will never forget it NOT FUNNY BUTT clean seriously leaves no imagination to the saying Shite Storm What ever the person posted the other day they know this is THE CLEANSER dynomite in a bottle

Anonymous said...

In reference to your comment concerning taxes; we'll always get screwed regardless of who's in the White House. They (Government) have us where they want us, pissing and moaning between one another, who's correct Republicans or Democrats, Liberal or Conservative, Who's fault is it? Republicans or Democrats, yadda, yadda, yadda. True concerns in this Country will never change until Republicans and Democrats, Conservative and Liberals, citizens of this Country, not the idiots in Washington, come together, give Washington "The Finger" and say enough is enough. Let them know we want term limits for every lame-ass up there and then, as I have said before, let them know we refuse to pay taxes until something is done. They can't send all of America to jail. Thanks to Washington and the media we find ourselves arguing over crap that doesn't make a "hill of beans" such as Global Warming. I'm positive the individuals in the Northeast aren't to concerned about it today. They get us to worry and get mad about issues that won't change the way they do business and we fall into the trap everytime and they continue to do the things they do. Hell, people we're the laughing stock because we sit back and let them get away with it. I don't have the money to began the campaign against the "Usual Business in Washington" but if I ever win the Lotto (odds are against me) look-out!!

Double Fake: Morton Downey Jr.

Anonymous said...

You may pay your share of your taxes, but your new president wants to put a man in charge of the Treasury Dept. who did not even pay his own taxes.

When he worked for the IMF and they give them a gross up on their taxes to cover the taxes on their salary. They even give them a handbook and make them sign an agreement that they will pay the taxes. Instead of paying these taxes, he pocketed this money.

Anonymous said...

9;21 you are so right. I have asked myself many times How much more are the American people going to take until we say Enough

Anonymous said...

I wish I could speak english and play the harp!

Anonymous said...

Speak Spanish and play the piano?At the same time?

Anonymous said...

With regard to settling IRS tax debt for pennies on the dollar, there are some very legitimate reasons for this. The first is that we haven't had a debtors prison for quite a while now and a "compromise settlement agreement", as they are called, is the best and most of the time, the ONLY way to get those back tax matters settled and for the government to recoup at least SOME of that money.

When it does happen, the only hope the average tax payer has of ever climbing out of what is usually a huge financial hole is a "compromise settlement agreement". Part of that agreement is that the tax payer MUST stay current on their taxes for the next 5 years or the entire original debt will then become due and payable again.

In the interim period BEFORE a settlement agreement is reached and agreed to, the IRS can and does usually make the debtors life a living hell in many ways with constant, unannounced, bank levies, Sheriff's sales, inquiries of neighbors, customers/clients, and friends. Even with those TV advertised folks helping a debtor, the IRS still does their nasty thing for quite a while before reaching any agreement. They want to make sure that all possible assets are seized and exhausted before they agree to any compromise with the debtor. Ironically. most who do owe the IRS are not hiding anything and are just average, plain, folks who had a bad business downturn and have no way other than a compromise agreement to get this usually large debt off their backs.

Anonymous said...

do the cleanse..but I dont want to know about it, please!

The Winning Ugly Team said...

December 12th, 2012 was discussed on the Howard Stern Show today...the end is nigh.

Anonymous said...

"I hate it when people talk to me from across the room where strangers can hear the conversation."
Yeah, the strangers don't like it, either. And I'm not singling you out. ANY conversation carried out across a room. Here's an idea: walk over to the other person and talk to them in a normal tone of voice, and stop annoying the rest of us.

"I wish I could speak Spanish and play the piano."
English - conquered
Banjo - mastered
New challenges?

Anonymous said...

It's December 21 21 21 21 21 21 not 12 12 12 12 12 12

I can understand how all those 1's and 2's can throw a gut but let's get it right because on December 12 2012 nothing will be happening but 9 days later...WHAM!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Eeew. Those two coaches were wrestling shirtless and in boxer shorts at 4:15am. They fell through a double-paned plate-glass window.

I really don't want to speculate, but again, eew.

http://www.wsmv.com/news/18470615/detail.html#-

Anonymous said...

I wish I could speak ebonics and play dominos

Gorilla said...

All the Spanish you need to know:

"otra cerveza por favor"

Anonymous said...

10:33 And that my friend is sad. We have the idiots in Washington bailing out lame millionaires who's companies are going broke because their management sucks and they only care about the "Golden Parachute". Then you have an average guy, trying to make it, never been in trouble, good citizen, and he's subjected to that crap. The IRS needs to began auditing those in Washington and themselves. But, what do we do? We all sit here and take stabs at one another about whose right and whose wrong. It doesn't matter, it's all crap. The problem's in Washington D.C. Again, I shall raise thy "Finger" to the Northeast, quadrant of the United States and wish them well. With everything that is taking place with the economy, job loss, bank failures, stock market failures, etc. I believe the ole saying about "Going Postal" might make it back into the mainstream. That's scary for not only adults but for our children as well and you can bet those guy's in Washington could careless, we're paying for them to have security and free health care. HaHaHa!! The jokes on us and we need to wake up America!!!

Double Fake: Morton Downey Jr's. first cousin twiced removed

Anonymous said...

Watch the documentary/musical on IFC or Sundance called "The American Ruling Class"..............

Anonymous said...

I'd like to play a Spanich banjo.

Anonymous said...

10:33 & 11/l7 Well Said. Washington is beating us like a drum. First CitiBank wants more money and now Bank of America is crying for another bailout. The upcoming inauguration will cost more than 150m. Got to stop somewhere, but the fatcats won't suffer will they?

Anonymous said...

11:03, that made me laugh: "Wham!!"

mzchief said...

Is it just me or does anyone else find it INSANE and is OUTRAGED by the fact that Obama's inauguration is going to cost in excess of 150 BILLION DOLLARS? This type of government excess is made more DISGUSTING by the fact so many people and small/large businesses are going BELLY UP.

It seems as though the U.S. can expect even less economic brilliance from Obama than we got from Bush.

I was shocked by the tacky wallpaper in the room in which the coaches were wrestling.

Anonymous said...

Yes mzchief it is insane and I am disgusted and outraged by the cost of the inauguration. That money would put a lot of groceries on the table and pay for lots of health care for the 'common folk.

Xanthippas said...

Due to the death of someone famous yesterday, I heard the phrase "Corinthian leather" for the first time in years. And, I'll be, it's a made up term.

Well hell, I just spent all morning looking online for a Corinthian leather jacket.

Xanthippas said...

mzchief - it's a million dude.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/14/barack-obama-inauguration-cost

Casual Observer said...

She got it confused with her on checking account balance.

mzchief said...

To Xanthippas...
You are absolutely correct, it is a MILLION. Thank you for the correction.

I have been typing BILLION regarding the additional bailout bucks so frequently that my fingers just mistyped.

Anonymous said...

11:03 will nine days make a difference? just curious lol

mzchief said...

To Casual Observer...
I do not keep that much in a checking account because of the poor return and the fact the FDIC, currently, insures ONLY $250,000 per depositor.

Nice thought though.

Foghorn said...

I am a fiscal conservative and a 3R (just for disclosure). I have no problem with the most powerful nation in the world spending that amount of money to orderly change governments. If you think of it, many other nations normally have a bloody coup for this type of transition to take place. Why not celebrate that our great nation works, when it comes to transitioning to a new era.

It would be interesting to see what one of my heros, Reagan, spent (in todays $)when he was first elected. Interest rates were North of 15% and unemployment was high coming off the Carter administration.

Maybe a good old fashion shindig is what the nation needs to pep up a bit. Kind of like Barry needing a cleaning.

I hear they are going to serve funnel cakes.

Anonymous said...

UNT chicks plus one from Wise County

Anonymous said...

You're preaching to the choir, Mzchief - those are the same reasons the rest of us don't keep a million (or billion) dollars in our accounts.
I sunk all my money into perpetual Mayan calendars, banjos, and all nude gentlemen's clubs

Triple Fake Moneybags

Anonymous said...

She's from Paradise..

Anonymous said...

I don't think the majority of the bars in Guadalajara would be what I would call a piano bar. Maybe you should learn French or something??

Anonymous said...

Funnel Cakes & watermelon

Anonymous said...

If you want a "body cleanse", go to a PF Chang, or standard equivilant, and load-up. You should experience a "cleanse" of sorts within 1-2 hours.Depending on your intake you might think there are flames or what I refer to as "lava" coming out at times, but there is no real risk of setting your bathroom on fire. You might want to go straight home upon finishing that meal. Free advise is sometimes worth a lot, because it is often based on previous experience.

Anonymous said...

Triple fake, I hope you weren't an investor in the all nude bar that got shot down in Dallas. That also brings a new meaning to the phrase "waiter, there is a hair in my soup!"

Anonymous said...

Mzchief and those who just love to jump to wrong conclusions: yes, according your own link, it is 150 Million dollars. That is a large number and much of it comes from private donations. To the echo who says that would provide a lot of food for poor people - well, with 305,000,000 people in the USA, that would be about 50 cents each. Don't know about you, but I doubt that would make very many a sumptuous dinner.

Anonymous said...

50 cents is a lot if you have nothing, and at last count only 24 million had been donated.

Anonymous said...

You can't be poor and weigh 200 pounds. Or can you be poor and have central heat in your home. You can be a parasite and weigh that, and have the central heat. I've been poor, skinny and cold.

Anonymous said...

If I could eat mzchief for 50 cents that might be pretty sumptuos.

Anonymous said...

You want to learn Spanish?.....go online......

You want to learn piano?....don't go online.. the study of the piano is one of complexities.......find a serious teacher, or forget the idea.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else LOL at mzchief's excuse for writing $150 Billion instead of million?
It was a typo, it wasn't that she was just wrong.......cuz, um, she never is.
too funny!

mzchief said...

To anonymous 6:36...
If you had read the story associated with the link, I provided, you would KNOW that I was aware the amount was MILLIONS and not BILLIONS and that I did indeed mistype just as someone would misspeak.

Nice to see you still have your hate on for me. Thanks for letting me know I STILL piss off people like you.

Anonymous said...

"I understood the ramifications of having children when, I think, I was only a child..."

Ramifications? Really? So sad--you have missed out on the most amazing of blessings...

RPM said...

KHAN!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would l;ick their toes

Anonymous said...

After reading the story on the XTC club, the last line puzzled me.
"The club will charge a cover to enter, and a price for glasses and ice, among other costs. "

Then I began to wonder...what other costs could there ever be in a totally nude strip club?

Helmut

Anonymous said...

Wow, would anybody on Barry's blog care to list the folks who post who are the "most" sensitive" to criticism?

Anonymous said...

the IRS can and does usually make the debtors life a living hell in many ways with constant, unannounced, bank levies, Sheriff's sales, inquiries of neighbors, customers/clients, and friends. Even with those TV advertised folks helping a debtor, the IRS still does their nasty thing for quite a while before reaching any agreement.


Not totally true. The "nontaxpayers" have plenty of warnings and chances to cooperate with IRS prior to levies, summons and seizure taking place. And, those "IRS" employees are some of the hardest working people, who are constantly being beat down!

still-dorothy said...

11:48, I totally agree with you. I've never heard a peep out of the IRS. I've never been bullied or hassled. You see, I do what I'm supposed to as far as my taxes are concerned.

I cannot abide whiney people who rant and rave about ANY government (or otherwise) agency for doing their job. There are armchair quarterbacks, armchair lawyers, armchair police officers... The list goes on and on. The common denominator? They all sitting on their butts in their armchairs holding their Pabst Blue Ribbons and adding to the noise and chaos of the planet.

I hate stupid people. >:[

Sorry for the rantage, Bruiser.