1.19.2009

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • It's W's last day! It's W's last day!
  • A Wise County girl, Subway Sandwiches, and panties.
  • The content of The Dallas Morning News is shrinking at an alarming rate.
  • I used a hand held blow dryer on my hair this morning for the first time in two years. It is so long in the back that it was officially proclaimed as Crazy Hair yesterday.
  • T. Boone Pickens bankrolls Oklahoma State to such an extent that they've offered $700,000 a year for their defensive coordinator's job.
  • Compare that to this paragraph from a 1982 Sport's Illustrated story about Texas A&M hiring head coach Jackie Sherrill: "Six days earlier, the 38-year-old Sherrill had stunned the college football world by signing a six-year contract with the Aggies for—hold on, folks—$267,000 a year, a total of $1,602,000. That makes him far and away the highest-paid college coach in the land."
  • Craziest recall ever.
  • I saw The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. Verdict: Not bad. My problem is that I over-think anything that requires a suspension of belief.
  • I was reminded how much I like The Bluest Eyes In Texas last night after I heard a contemporary version of it at the end of a movie. Love it.
  • I like standing in my driveway and looking at my house.
  • The hatred for Obama before he has even taken office is unsettling and jaw dropping. It's like they want him and, as a result, the country to fail.
  • WBAP's Hal Jay called the inauguration a "farce" this morning and asked Mark Davis "are you really moved by this?" Absolutely incredible. The average old white guy doesn't understand what is going on.
  • Tony Romo's latest quote: "If I'm never going to win the Super Bowl, I'll be content in life." Is this guy a quarterback or some kind of New Age Zen Master?
  • The Star Telegram's Bud Kennedy is in Washington covering the inauguration. He sent in this pic of the subway escalators this morning.
  • 80 degrees on Thursday?
  • When MLK was uttering the words "I have a dream", there was a guy right behind him looking up in the air like he wasn't paying attention.
  • The seven year old from Boyd who got a heart transplant yesterday gets a story in the Star Telegram. If that ever happened to me, I would want to know who the donor was and then I would constantly visit their grave.
  • Edit: And VP Dick Cheney will be on stage in a wheelchair today because he hurt his back moving?
  • Edit: Jarhead sends along this approval rating chart.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK Barry,

You can quit drooling over Obama now!

Anonymous said...

So you're worried about the hatred of Obama? My goodness, I guess you don't remember the spewed hatred for W before he was inaugurated and certainly for the past eight years. Get a grip! How soon you liberals forget!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"The hatred for Obama before he has even taken office is unsettling and jaw dropping. It's like they want him and, as a result, the country to fail."

Interesting that you mention this. The hatred for Bush before he took office, and of course during his presidency, was unsettling and jaw dropping. It's like those who hate him wanted him and, as a result, the country to fail.

Could there be a double standard? Was it okay to wish failure on the country when Bush was president, and not okay now that your candidate is in office? You can't have it both ways Barry.

chupacabra said...

I'm no Bush fan but, I have to ask why/how did liberallly poilitical people find the pervasive hatred of Bush less troublesome?

Anonymous said...

8:09 - it's not necessarily a "liberal" thing - all this political hatred. A LOT of the blame goes to talk radio and idiots like Limbaugh, Davis, etc.

A friend told me that in her native country if a leader was talked about disrespectfully, they would be jailed.

Maybe not a bad idea. We have lost so much respect for our elected officials because we abuse our freedom of speech.

Anonymous said...

You worry about the hatred of Obama with idiots running around saying "It's W's last day!" May you wonder how many Americans have why any president would be so hated. You are now in the crowd with the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

"The average old white guy does'nt know what is going on." Barry, I hate to inform you that the majority of us average old white guys know exactly what is going on and that is why this "historic" day is such a farce or sham. This joker is a complete empty suit without a shred of substance. He's just the kind of individual you libs love to adore. It is utterly unbelievable that this great country actually elected a man such as this. There is nothing exciting about this day for most of us old average white guys because most of us realize the potentially dire consequences of putting a guy like this in the greatest office in the land and we have the ability to see past all the gloss your buddies in the liberal media have put upon this occasion. The entire event is a travesty and is a sad reflection of how low the U.S. has fallen into the pit of moral decay and foolishness. God be with us all.

Anonymous said...

The average old white guy couldn't know what is going on...otherwise we wouldn't have elected a community organizer to lead the free world. Evidently, the run of the mill white lawyers know little as well.

Anonymous said...

Did you receive that "crazy recall" in the mail because you have one of those at your house????

Anonymous said...

"The hatred for Obama before he has even taken office is unsettling and jaw dropping."
Remove the word "hatred" and replace it with the words "reverence and awe". Now you have an idea how the average conservative Republican feels about all the fawning. Somewhere, Jesse Jackson is still crying like a little girl. On some late-night talk show last week, actress Anne Hathaway was gushing about how Obama is a great man. He hasn't even taken office yet, lady!
I realize it's historic and all, but shouldn't it be treated in much the same way all the other inaugurations have gone down? God forbid a conservative mentions race, but it's okay for a Democrat to keep saying a black man is finally president (half-black, by the way). I think he's more Oreo than anything. We'll find out tonight when we get a chance to see him dance at one of the parties.
Not wishing failure, just skeptical about all the hype
God bless America

Anonymous said...

stupid people. it's a thousand wonders you even know how to access the internet with your lack of education and blindness.
But it's no wonder since Wise County is 50 years behind the times, and that was proven with the election results.

Look what W has done for us in 8 years? It's time for change.

Anonymous said...

Bush had the highest approval ratings in the history of ever during his term. His actions and inactions fed the hatred that led to his 22% approval rating yesterday.
By the way, does 22% of our country live in Wise County?

Anonymous said...

"Craziest recall ever."
What exactly is the purpose of a "plush uterus" and why would you let kids play with it? (the recall is for choking hazard - small parts)
And how would you explain to people that your kid choked on a plush ovary? "We're hoping he becomes a gynecologist when he grows up."
Weird!

Anonymous said...

8:36
"...Wise County is 50 years behind the times..."
So I guess it won't come as a surprise when you get tarred and feathered, then run out of town (or the county) on a rail?
We bow to your superior knowledge
"time for change...time for change...squawk!"

Anonymous said...

ill be so glad when this shit is over, im tired of hearing all this political B.S.

Anonymous said...

What s short memory we seem to have. Every time a president is elected there is a group of haters that get heard. Face it, about half the nation is always disappointed on the election. The success of America does not depend on one person, it depends on us making good decisions. "W" did not force people into two $800 car payments a $2000 house payment with three kids and a wife to support. Just because someone will sell it to you does not mean you can afford it on $50,000 a year, do the math. I am black, not African American, voted for Obama and I get mad when I am referred to as anything other than an American because it is promoting a segregated society.

wordkyle said...

It's an occasion to celebrate that America has reached the point where a black man can be elected President. Now that we have the race issue resolved, what has Obama ever done that people base their expectations of "change" on? So far it looks like the same old Democrat song and dance. Obama's got a Secretary of State whose husband has been bought by foreign governments (with receipts.) Obama's got a head of the Treasury who didn't pay his income tax (no receipts!) Most of the rest of his appointees are retreads from previous administrations. Is this Obama's grand vision of "change?"

Obama wants Americans to pay an additional global tax to the United Nations so other countries won't be poor. That's on top of the billions in foreign aid we already give. Should we "give him a chance" to implement this?

I just wonder how long the media will prop Obama up before the polls start to reflect voters' disillusionment.

903 - You make good sense. How in the world did you ever wind up voting for Obama?

Anonymous said...

bad thing is....if Obama succeeds, the country fails.

Anonymous said...

Well, the stock market isn't doing any hoop jumps this morning. Guess change won't occur until noon, est. I'll check the market after that.

Anonymous said...

BG, As an average old white guy, who is a conservative politically, I just wanted to let you know what an ignorant arse most of us think you are, in much of your political views and statements.

No, we didn't vote for Obama, and we may not watch all the pomp and circumstance on TV today, but we definitely do realize the importance and the significance of this day for all of us and our country. Unlike you constantly whinning, screaming bunch of liberals that did nothing but bad mouth President Bush and tear him down for almost 8 years, most of us are praying for Obama's success while he's in office and especially for his and his family's safety.

You see BG, we didn't vote for him and don't agree with his political ideology, but he is our President now too and as such, although we will speak up when something is done that we don't agree with, we will not be whinning every minute of every day and bad mouthing the man with the toughest job in the world. We will, at least, give him a chance since most of us are smart enough to know that much of what he said in his campaign was nothing but liberal retoric to get elected and the reality of the office will set in at noon today when he officially sits in that chair, in the oval office. At that point in time, reality will also set in for him regarding all the major issues and dangers facing our country, now resting squarely on his shoulders. I also think you screaming liberals are in for quite a shock with what this man will, and will not, do. And remember also BG that you liberals have put him on such a pedastool and held him up so high, that he already can't go any higher and he really has no where to go but downward in expectations and public opinion.

As an older white male conservative, I truly do wish him well and pray for his success, because he has all of our lives, our children's and our grandchildren's lives in his hands. He needs all the prayer backing he can get in these perilous times, and so do we, at this point.

Anonymous said...

You thought FDRs antics nearly killed this country by dragging the depreesion out an extra decade?

Wait and see what Obama does when he gets his socialist mitts on the checkbook.

Anonymous said...

"When MLK was uttering the words "I have a dream", there was a guy right behind him looking up in the air like he wasn't paying attention."

Maybe he was watching for snipers?

Anonymous said...

"The hatred for Obama before he has even taken office is unsettling and jaw dropping. It's like they want him and, as a result, the country to fail."

I said the same thing a few years ago...only the hatred in the country then was for Bush. BG, you seem like a good guy bud you kind of disturb me.

Anonymous said...

There is much confusion over the success of Obama being linked to the success of the country. Here's the bottom line...if Obama succeeds in implementing his plan of expanding the government and increasing government spending, the country will be weakened and will ultimately fail.

Ironically, if he fails in implementing his plans, the country will benefit, and Obama will get full credit for saving the nation.

I pray on my children's behalf that I am wrong.

Anonymous said...

Obama will succeed no matter what happens to the country.

When will any of you finally understand that a man runs for office not for the country but for he and his families personal financial gain for the rest of their lives.

This country could go down in flames but he will always have all the wealth and benefits that come with the job.

Is that so damn hard for you to understand?

Anonymous said...

9:22, You are spot on.

Gorilla said...

Damn. DJ down 150 pts. on Barak's inauguration day. Thanks alot effing douche.

Anonymous said...

"As an older white male conservative, I truly do wish him well and pray for his success, because he has all of our lives, our children's and our grandchildren's lives in his hands. He needs all the prayer backing he can get in these perilous times, and so do we, at this point.

9:34 AM

Well said .... All caused by Geo W and old white guys like you.

Anonymous said...

greeeeeat... let the obamination begin... who wants to be that 75% of the ppl attending today dont have jobs to begin with... and why would they need them, obamy gonna help pay their bills for them!

Anonymous said...

10:33 bet they don't don't know who tha baby daady is either,We're DOOMED !!!!

Anonymous said...

The people that attend that either don't have jobs or are looking for any reason not to go to work that day.

It would be like going to a rock concert and having to sit so far back you probably wouldn't hear or see what the hell was going on.

Anonymous said...

Didn't vote for Obama, I voted for McCain. The media is making too big of a deal out of this. Yes, it's great we have reached this point. Maybe our country is not as racist as the media wants people to believe. But it's the media making out Obama has Christ in human form. I tell you what I believe will happen, he's going to have an extremely difficult time getting the things done he said he would. Look for increased taxes on everyone, the war will continue, unemployment will rise and businesses will close down. He will not lean to the far left, he already has them pissed off but I don't believe by any stretch he will move a great deal to the right. I believe his first four years will suck, not only for him but the Country and if he get's another four there maybe some progress. He has placed some good people in position that leads me to believe he's not going to fall over backwards to kiss the liberals arse. Only time will tell. I didn't vote for him because of his lack of experience and some liberal views but he's our President now and I'll support him. That's part of the deal when you're an American citizen. All we can do is sit back and wait and hope like heck things don't become worse. The main hoop-la with the inauguration though is the fact he's our first black President not that he's that great. This is their time, let it go, they'll be the first to complain when they don't get their house paid for and the media will be next because he isn't playing their game. I have said it before, the new first lady worries me more than the new President. His agenda can be stopped, her's can't.

Anonymous said...

B
The correct term is "supsension of disbelief", kind of like the election results.

DF Miss Marple 7th Grade English

Anonymous said...

More of the media bias. when bush spent 50 million on his inauguration, people went nuts. Obama is spending 150 million, any word on this? I think not.

Ryan said...

Geez, 10:26 is real douchebag.

Anonymous said...

Some of that money needs to be spent to fix the First Lady's Mouth, Jaws , Teeth & chin. She needs a fixin!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rather than worry about a heart transplant...why don't you pray for getting a clue??? I don't care for the WBAP clowns, but you're drinking WAY too much Kool-Aid when it comes to President Obama. (Note I called him my President) I hope he does great things....but he's done nothing yet.

Anonymous said...

Well Obama has been in office for almost 2 hrs now and the world is still the same as it was a day ago even a month a ago, I though once he took the oath that this country would turn into the dreamland all you Obama backers think it will. Good luck Im moving to Europe

Doug said...

Approval ratings of the President are like asking teenagers to give an approval rating to their parents, or students to give an approval rating to their teachers. I don't want a President, whether I voted for him or not, to lead our country based on it's collective approval rating. I want a President who will do what is right even when it's unpopular, who will do what it takes to keep U.S. citizens safe, and who will lead the country to greatness and prosperity, not constantly give handounts and create dependency. I want a President who will uphold the written law whether he personally agrees with it or not, who won't wink at underage drinking and the use of illegal drugs, and if he disagrees with current laws I want him to enforce them while he works to change them constitutionally (that one was for you, Barry). Like a good teacher, I want a President who leads with such integrity that even the tough assignments are carried out because of earned respect, and by doing so all Americans become better people. Look at the Presidents to whom we build monuments and whose pictures we place on our money. How many of them ran their administrations according to approval ratings? All of them had a strong conviction of right and wrong and they all let history decide whether they were great leaders.

Anonymous said...

Ho hum, kind of anti climactic for, what was it 50 million bucks?

Anonymous said...

1254PM..Not bad at all

1:29PM....Actually, it was 150 million

Anonymous said...

Ryan those are some deep thoughts from a guy who changes my oil at Jiffy Lube in Decatur. Please do not tell us you are the general manager.

Anonymous said...

"The hatred for Obama before he has even taken office is unsettling and jaw dropping. It's like they want him and, as a result, the country to fail."

Kind'a the same, but opposite people with Dubyah, right Barry. I guess both parties know how it feels now.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:27 -

"A friend told me that in her native country if a leader was talked about disrespectfully, they would be jailed.

Maybe not a bad idea. We have lost so much respect for our elected officials because we abuse our freedom of speech."

We've lost respect for our elected officials because the majority of them are money-grubbing, fame-seeking, egotistical scumbags who only care about increasing their political power and getting re-elected.

Word to your mother.

Anonymous said...

The mean spirited presidential hatred was prototyped by Republicans toward Clinton. Then it was wah wah, you mean libs bashing poor W. Bush, wah wah! But hateful rheteric toward the Clintons was OK. True. W. had the highest rating of any President, but he squandered it. Him and his handlers. W. owed that high mark approval rating to TERRORIST! He was pretty low on the rating scale until Osama Bin Laden made him, W. a hero with all of America behind him. Soon, W. was the one behind America, doing what Republicans do best: screwing regular Americans.

Anonymous said...

Long live Johnny Bush...Green Snakes on the ceilin....