2.19.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Some guy named Davila was convicted of capital murder in Tarrant County yesterday, but every reporter pronounces the name differently. But around here we know better.
  • Some guy led cops on a chase through Ellis County yesterday morning and when he was captured he told the camera, "I'd like to apologize to the public." The man is a born showman.
  • I made a mistake about Texas Stadium yesterday. Yeah, you can buy some junk there this weekend but you can't go inside the stadium.
  • The State Judicial Conduct Commission is now after Judge Sharon Keller. If you've followed that story and it has your interest, you have to read the complaint (pdf) which details what happened on the they day the court closed at 5:00 p.m. Shocking.
  • I've never had interest in American Idol except for 10 minutes a few weeks back when Katrina the Bikini Girl was on it.
  • The Wise County Messenger's Update seems to have become boring since Roy Eaton stopped writing it.
  • The A-Rod steroid scandal sure has brought out the "holier than thou" in people.
  • I've got a friend who doubts that man walked on the moon. Crazy. Town.
  • You see this from time to time, but there's a new photo comparison of fast food "What They Advertise vs. What It Really Looks Like." I think this is why we power down whenever we open up the sack.
  • I like getting in my car before opening the garage door.
  • I had a dream last night that I can't remember, but I woke up hurting from the exhaustion that it caused. That happens to me a lot.
  • I've got a pretty good mental image of any commenter who makes reference to a "monkey being in the White House." And it involves cigarettes, a beer belly, and a T-shirt with a stupid saying on it.
  • I should have dedicated this whole week to the the relationship between Sandy Herold and her chimp, Travis. Triple. Crazy. Town.
  • But I wish I had a well behaved spider monkey who would sit on the couch and act like he was reading the paper.
  • New Harris poll on who America considers a "Hero." #1 was Obama. #2 was Jesus.
  • Referring to one's mouth as "your kisser" is still kind of funny. (i.e. "I thought my date was going to whack me in the kisser when she caught me looking at that hottie.")
  • Motorcycle death last night.
  • I still think we are headed for an economic collapse this year.
  • I like the heels with shorts look.

76 comments:

Anonymous said...

The economy will be much better by the fall, and 2010 is going to be a boom year. Get ready.

Foghorn said...

She better watch out or she will "catch" some poison ivy.

Fun Friday Fact - Ivy on any house I own is a power down.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know everyones opinion on the new black US attorney general calling "America a nation of cowards" regarding race. Anyone?

Anonymous said...

I predict that the Messenger won't make it beyond three years. Circulation has fallen big time, and advertising sales for its Welcome to Wise last summer fell dramatically.

I hear that the employees like the new publisher a whole lot more than they did Roy Eaton (whom many, including me, regarded as arrogant and full of himself), but even his skills may not be enough to save the paper.

Anonymous said...

I bet your friend who thinks we didn't walk on the moon is using the old arguments of "the shadows have different angles", "the astronauts' walking motions are just slow motion", and the "flag waves too much". If so, he should catch the Mythbuster episode where they conclusively proved that shadows can have different angles from One light source, the walking was not just merely slow motion fakery, and a flag will vibrate (wave) LONGER in a vacuum than in the air. It was an EXCELLENT and entertaining episode.

Anonymous said...

Economic colapse? But, we have the true American hero and real messiah at the helm with a lib congress to rubber stamp whatever he wishes to do. Where's your hope, Barry? Don't you know that Obama's going to save us all? Where have you been? Come on!

Anonymous said...

From CNNMoney.com: "Deflation warning bells ring louder Consumer prices may fall on an annual basis for the first time in more than 50 years. Is this the beginning of a deflationary spiral or just a blip?"

A hard rain is falling.

Can I stop paying my mortgage now and get an Obama renegotiated/ subsidized loan at a lower rate?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Mr Marty knew all communication was supposed to go through Judge Johnson? They left that information out.

Anonymous said...

So was the motorcycle death caused by one of those sandwiches?

soz said...

8:41 LOL i was gonna post something about that too...

Anonymous said...

The allegations in the complaint about Judge Keller are very troubling to anyone with a shred of regard for the Constitution. No doubt concerns that she might appear "soft on crime" in her next election cycle crossed her mind as she gave the thumb's down on this fellow. The same politically-motivated results and partisan philosophies that have replaced fairness and justice in the Texas Supreme Court now infect the CCA. Of course, the average voter could care less, so long as the state stacks 'em deep and kills 'em cheap.

Anonymous said...

I wunder if she'd like me to trim her bush or somethin.

Anonymous said...

"America a nation of cowards" regarding race. Anyone?

Did not "A nation of cowards" just elect a black president?

Anonymous said...

The economy is contracting at a rapid rate. Failures within the financial are systemic spreading around the world. Yes, it is going to get worse. It is not simply a recession.
This is the equivalent to an Economic 911. President Obama is taking action to contain it and control it.
Limbaugh says he hopes Obama fails. Isn't that a little like saying, I hope that surgery to save my child's life doesn't work because I disagree with the type of stitches used to sew him up?

Just like post 911, we should be pulling together as a country to get us through this crisis. We should be reaching out to help each other and support our leaders. I never liked Bush, but I always hope he would succeed in making our nation safe after 911.

Media outlets are taking drastic measures to get you to watch/listen to them rather than million other possibilities choices you have. There is a lot of right wing "crazy town" to choose from.I hope people will choose responsibly. We all need to be well informed right now.

Anonymous said...

anon 8:19 - you say "many people, including me think roy eaton is arrogant".
well, my friend, since you are a coward and referred to yourself thinking that but post anonymously, says you are nothing. chicken$hit, really.

as for the paper, im sure sales are down like they are down for all businesses. but that paper is going nowhere. it makes more than a million a year, it will be just fine. go back to your $5.65/hr job and a drink a big glass of shut-the-hell-up.

i agree with the other anonymous poster, the update has losts its personality. i can only assume that new editor is doing it now, because the new owner does actually have a personality

Kingfish said...

Kind of hard to make Huckleberry Finn out of bake sales, car wrecks, and death. not sayin...jus sayin.
ikykwimaityd.

Anonymous said...

It was a Nation of Retards not cowards that elected a raghead named man who will drive us further into the ground but hey,everyone believed his bullshit like they have evey other past lying piece of crap that came before him.

Only the names change.

Bigwillie02 said...

Today is the 20th not the 19th.

Anonymous said...

8:19, the Messenger will be doomed if it does not go back to being a paper for all of Wise COunty instead of being just a Decatur Rag that is only interested in what happens in their city.

Anonymous said...

To all of you Doubting Thomas's, you are quick to forget that Mr. Bush, "Your Idol", is the one that got us into all of this mess. You sour loosers just can't get over it can you. YOU LOST!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rubber stamp Congress..........have you been alive the last few weeks. Three Republican Senators are calling the shots for the foreseeable future. I wish our Repub Senators would get in there and bargain for Texas.

Absolutely nothing is going to get passed without one Republican senator.

The AG is correct if not politically correct. Few of us socialize with our black co workers. Our churches are mostly white tho our theologies are almost identical.

In time. Kids today are growing up without caring much about skin color. America will only get better.

Anonymous said...

Your noted Harris poll (if true) accentuates the the depravity of our country. Obama the community organizer, should never be mentioned in the same sentence with the name of the Savior. How could we name a hero that has done less in his useless life than the majority of usual citizens who have made this country?

Anonymous said...

i'm staring at the last WCM, and i see more things in it from other cities than my city, which is decatur. so what are you referring to anon 9:45?
i think you need to go read your index and leave the county paper alone. that bridgeport is the joke of all jokes.

Anonymous said...

Was the Arby's the driver or was it ridin bitch?

Anonymous said...

Hey headlight boy, wrong link on the MC death.

Anonymous said...

9:49 they dont have enough repubs to stop him. it would have passed withouth the three rinos that voted for it. a filibuster will never hold for the republicans because of rinos. so in effect you already have super majority of dems in both houses. it really is a rubber stamp for the messiah. so when all this fails and we go back to the Carter years, it will all be on the libs back, even though im sure the already have a plan to blame Bush.

Anonymous said...

We all fixin' to be in deep doodoo.
Any one remember where the old poor farm was located in Decatur? According to old-timers there was one.

Anonymous said...

Why should fast food places change? It's obvious "we the people" approve of the food, the employees and the whole fast-food concept just as it is. Either that, or we're being forced at gunpoint to go to the Mickey D's drive thrus.

Anonymous said...

Obama has already written his ticket. He'll be done prior to the next election. He wanted to come in and really make a difference and so did his advisers. He should have just let the economy work itself out. Now that the stimulus package has moved forward people who have made their house payments, on time, for years, will be bailing out those who over extended themselves and purchased a home they didn't need. On top of that they'll (we) also be bailing out the auto makers which in turn bails out the retired union folks which allows them to keep their pension and living the life they are accustomed too. Our society has bent over backwards to make everyone a winner from little league, to school, to life in general. Young people today know nothing of failure, don't realize it's a part of life and have no idea how to get back up and try again because they've been taught to believe everyone is a winner. Now we're passing this belief on to adults. Most are under the opinion now they don't have to worry about anything,the government will be there to take care of you because of your bad decisions. It's not the government taking care of them, it's every tax paying American taking care of them. Washington is basically punishing people who take care of their responsibilities, rewarding those who don't and appearing as a parent who enables their child. Regardless of how it's viewed it's what leads to Socialism and there are more people in this Country who won't allow that than those who will. The "Coward" comment was silly coming from someone in his position not to mention the fact a black president was elected. As far as I'm concerned his stupidity doesn't deserve a comment. As the saying goes, "only when you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, will one stand up and do something or change something". I'm willing to bet citizens of this Country will be "sick and tired of being sick and tired" within the next four years. A change needs to happen in Washington and it needs to start in Congress and the Senate with term limits. Another saying, "if you keep on doing what we're doing, you'll keep on getting what you're getting". Wake-Up America and Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

10:32, You win best post of the day and it's still early.

Anonymous said...

9:49 I agree! Everyone seems to be selectively forgetting Obama inherited this mess from George W. Bush.

President Obama did not create this mess. But one thing for certain, we CANNOT "just just let the economy work itself out" as 10:32 says. That would be economic suicide for the world. For people who think this can just work itself out, they do understand the scale and scope of the the problem.

Anonymous said...

I've got a pretty good mental image of any commenter who makes reference to a "monkey being in the White House." And it involves cigarettes, a beer belly, and a T-shirt with a stupid saying on it.

Barry you just described that retard who refers to Obama as Obammy. On his stump referring Bill Clinton as Monica's boyfriend ... etc ... I pictured him exactly the same way.

Too Funny !!!

Anonymous said...

Criticizing a top notch newspaperman like Roy Eaton is stunningly stupid and likely just coming from jealousy.

This man has made only positive contributions to the newspaper business and this entire county.

So just what contributions have you, his critics made?

I expect, very little.

And we should give Phil Major and his wife a chance. For heaven's sake, they've only been in charge a short time.

Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, you are wrong again. I don't smoke and I don't drink therefore no beer belly. But I do get alot of atta boys on my T Shirts. I have to go now. I am going to get a new T Shirt made with the political cartoon of the cop shooting Travis the Chimpanzee that's got Al Sharptons panties in a wad. Good day Wise Countians.

Anonymous said...

The old Decatur Por farm was located in the house that sits directly east of the Hiway 51 South Decatur Church of Christ. That whole creek bottom was a farm. I remember as a kid in the early 70s when they stil used it.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I'm sure your companion likes the look also that you throw down with shorts and heels.

Anonymous said...

A hard rain is falling. Stock Market is still crashing.

Bottom will be around 2000.

Dow Jones Industrial Average
7,335.96 -129.99 / -1.74%

Feb 20 12:33pm ET †
Open: 7,461.49
High (day): 7,461.49
Low (day): 7,311.67
YTD%Change: -16.41%
Volume: 256,032,547.00
Prev. Close: 7,465.95
52-Week Range (Low - High): 7,447.55 - 13,136.69

Anonymous said...

Dow Jones now down to 7289. Hope the county still owns the land where the poor farm was located, a lot of us might need a place to stay.

Anonymous said...

YEAH 9:18---Your group really reached out to try to help President Bush succeed. The least you ultra libs can do is be honest (oops--I just realized an honest lib is an oxymoron) and admit you did everything in your power to hold America down during the last 8years. Now you don't like it when the shoe is on the other foot.

Anonymous said...

11:08, it doesn't matter what you really look like...that stereotypical mental image is still going to stick. Nobody with any sense would what to find out any differently simply because no one with any sense would want to associate with you.

what does your t-shirt say today?
"i'm with stupid...oh wait i AM stupid."

Anonymous said...

11:55 Stocks are falling b/c Republican senators are talking about nationalization of the banks.

Yes, Republican senators: Lindsey Graham and Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

That is SOCIALISM for all you right wingers.

Anonymous said...

Who is Skippy?

Anonymous said...

12:35

Skippy = BuBear

Anonymous said...

I agree that President Obama did not create this mess. Two things dominate the list of reasons we are in trouble. They are subprime lending and high fuel prices. Any attempt of President Bush to reign in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were blocked by Congress. Any attempts to permit drilling almost anywhere in America have been blocked by Congress. This banning of drilling is all in the name of protecting the environment. Now we have a president that agrees with Congress on these issues.

Anonymous said...

Polls are soooo over rated!

Judas

Anonymous said...

1:00 Actually the deregulation of derivatives and other banking rules allowed wall street bankers and financiers to irresponsibly leverage mortgage based CDOs. They began to see enormous returns on those investments. Bankers fueled by greed began to pressure brokers to lower their requirements on people to take loans they could not afford.

When the housing bubble burst, banks found themselves over leveraged. Credit froze. Major investment banks began failing. Panic set in and market fell.

High fuel prices had almost nothing to do with our current economic crisis except made an already difficult time even harder.

Drilling is not the answer to our economic crisis or our energy crisis and will only worsen our involvement in the middle east crisis.

Anonymous said...

Bubear=Bart

Anonymous said...

I think Obama has been over the top in talking about how bad the economy is - but he has been talking to two sets people that needed to hear it. 1) Both dems and repubs in congress who act like its business as usual (the repub mayors and governors have agreed with O) and 2) some people across America that have not been directly impacted still think the economy to no big deal – people just need to tough it out – if someone is in trouble its there own fault.

Jarhead said...

"Obama inherited this mess from George W. Bush."

Okay, I'm in partial agreement with that statement. Possibly a better way to put it would be "Obama inherited this mess from George W. Bush and Congress."

But since you're solely blaming Bush, Let's go that route. Why did you vote for Obama? Because he wasn't Bush? Great reason! Well, it actually isn’t a bad reason, but that’s another story. Anyway…you thought that he was going to undo everything Bush did. He's not living up to your expectations so far, so instead of sucking it up and taking responsibility for your mistake [voting for Obama], you take the easy way out and blame Bush, just like you have everything else for the last 8 years.

My point is, you wanted hope and change, you got it. Dance with the one that brung ya and admit that you were sucked in to the Cult of Personality that is Barack Obama. He's no better than Bush or Cheney or Slick Willy. No amount of money that he [and his Congress] throw at this problem will make it go away, in fact, it will prolong our misery and deepen it as well. I’ve said that a hundred times on this blog. It makes me feel better even if it is falling on deaf ears.

Barack Obama and the Pork Barrel Congress are looking out for their self-interests. You need proof? Look at the Stimulus Law [but then again, why should you? No member of Congress did]. It's nothing but a big, fat pork fest for all of Obama's buddies to get money for things they have been denied under 8 years of Republican rule and a chance for Republicans to hop on the band wagon just because they see a chance to make themselves look got to their constituents courtesy of the Obama Mafia. Obama doesn't care about you. The sooner you realize that... never mind. If you were dumb enough to vote for him, you wouldn't understand anyway.

That is all

Carry on.

Anonymous said...

1:00 - high fuel prices???? have you been to the gas station lately? On sub-prime lending - so let me see if i understand your point..banks made loans to people they thought would not pay them back because they were afraid of the government and the government was making them??? this in a time of pro-business regulators - sorry that doesn't pass the smell test. make be it was a time when there were fewers rules enforced and companies saw an opportunity to loan more money to more people and make more profits. it's everyones fault -- the banks for being to agresive and the people for wanting more then they could aford.

Anonymous said...

Only six percent of the subprime loans made by CRA (community reinvestment act)-covered lenders went “to lower-income borrowers or neighborhoods.” It was non-bank mortgage companies — not covered by CRA — that originated 50 percent of subprime loans. Sorry if the facts get in the way of your point that it was "the dems in congress" fault.

Anonymous said...

1:00 Tried taking a course in economics? Have you bought a sack of cattle feed lately? All the contents from last year's crops were trucked with $4.00+ diesel fuel. They were grown last year using tractors that burned high priced fuel. They were fertilized with nitrogen that cost tree times what farmers had been paying for it. They were harvested and moved to the feed mills using high priced diesel. My cows are now eating that feed. You don't think very well do you.

Every person's budget and every industry in this country suffered from high fuel prices. Everyone had less money to spend on consumer goods. The present fuel prices do not heal the damage done by the high ones last year.

I will leave your education on the mortgage problem for someone else

Anonymous said...

I wish I could just understand polls.

George W.

Anonymous said...

My T shirt today reads "Liberal weenies go good with beans and potatoes and Kool Aid."

Anonymous said...

2:52 - G. W. could understand the polls if he knew how to spell the word.

Anonymous said...

Way to go 2:52. Feed so high had to sell my cows after 45 years in the cattle business. High fuel prices did hurt everyone.

Anonymous said...

HIgh fuel prices added to our economic distress but did not CAUSE the entire worlds economy to be teetering on the brink of collapse. That was caused by deregulated banking rules and Greenspan's decision to keep interest rates low.

There is a difference.

Anonymous said...

obama: will you marry me?

i love you

Anonymous said...

Hey Judas, where have I heard of you? Did you go to A&M?

George W.

Anonymous said...

Wow, everyone has his own theory about which part of a defunct society brought about its demise.

Here's my theory:

We have become the biggest bunch of spoiled whiners with unrealistic aspirations in the history of the planet. We all thought paper money and incredible wealth were the keys to happiness.
So much so that we quit working hard, quit producing almost everything, and quit making disciplined life choices in favor of tolerating everything from homos to welfare mothers. We let 12 million Mexicans come mow our lawns so we could get fat and watch American Idol and Survivor. We told our kids they could get away with any and all absurdities.
And still we want to blame someone else.

Shame on us.

Hateful said...

DAMNIT!!! She just made my pop off valve fail open. I seem to have made a mess!!!

mzchief said...

The Socialist Party candidate for President of the US, Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech:
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” He went on to say: “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party . The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”

It certainly looks like Norman Thomas failed to take into consideration that a Republican named George W. Bush would, by spreading the wealth of the taxpayer to BIG BUSINESS, pave the way for the Democrats to institute Socialism.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Mzchief, that really was impressive.

Have you ever run for public office?

In Wise County?

Anonymous said...

Just gotta ask.

Do you right wing crazies ever read something or watch a tv debate or listen to Limbaugh or (fill in the blank with any of the crazies..Hannity, Savage, etc) and ask yourself:

Is this the real story?
Is there anything missing here that might change the point of the story? Like facts
What are the credentials of the person speaking?
Is this persons opinion rational?
Can I find facts for myself without relying on someone else to translate for me?
What is this persons slant?

Do you realize media outlets do anything to compete with their competition?
The irrational reaction to Obama's attempt to slow the economy from tanking reminds me of post 911 when everyone thought blowing up Iraq was the correct thing to do.

GET A GRIP!

wordkyle said...

701 - Replace "right wing" with "Liberal Democrat" and your questions are just as valid. However, opponents of the spending bill have history on their side.

Liberal Democrats should listen to Obama/Pelosi/Reid and ask themselves the same questions. If you have an open mind, you realize that the Democrat leaders are:

* unqualified people
* making false and/or fatuous statements, and
* trying to hide facts.

Has Obama broken promises? YES Have Congressional Democrats broken promises? YES Are they glossing over the obvious political payback disguised as a "stimulus" bill? YES, YES & YES

The only rational reaction to this spending sham is doubt.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if ___ has any pictures of queer escort former Bush Whitehouse pretend reporter, and Marine, Jeff Gannon, also contributor to GOPUSA or what ever it was called, hanging in on the admiration wall or on the mantle? Those Marines seem to S____F_ together.........from phony reporters that are plants to throwing little dogs off of cliffs.
The few, the proud, the confused.

Anonymous said...

The hard left continues to blame it all on Bush and continue character assination forever!

Voters have been lied to by Obama as he cheated his way to win the Primary over Hillary Clinton.

Obama shows arrogance that only someone who believes he alone can save the world. Pushing congress to pass the largest spending ever without any chance for congress staff to read it, Obama wanted the bill signed by Friday night. He left for Chicago for a weekend off, signing the bill in Denver, costing taxpayers approx. $600,000!He wanted the bill passed quickly before the news media or the legislature could find out how it is full of pay back to his supporters and a way for the left wing of the Democratic party to stay in power for decades.

Obama, full of arrogance and power, keeps the temperature in the oval office at 80 degrees to feel like Hawaii.

Small signs of arrogance that indicates a leader with a lot of insecurities! History tells us where that leads.

Anonymous said...

obama will screw this up just like this blog.


just saying brock

Anonymous said...

"Wonder if ___ has any pictures of queer escort former Bush Whitehouse pretend reporter, and Marine, Jeff Gannon, also contributor to GOPUSA or what ever it was called, hanging in on the admiration wall or on the mantle? Those Marines seem to S____F_ together.........from phony reporters that are plants to throwing little dogs off of cliffs.
The few, the proud, the confused."

I say, I say son- you ain't makin' a lick o sense boy, you hear?

Anonymous said...

I'll be your spider monkey

Anonymous said...

I was just wonderin', why do Messkin women always have corns on their toes?

Anonymous said...

He keeps the temp. at 80 because he a brother and we all know the brothas can't take that hawk.

Anonymous said...

anon 8:19 - you say "many people, including me think roy eaton is arrogant".

Well, I am not one of the "many" you speak of. The Eaton's are wonderful, supportive, giving people, and although I think the paper will be just fine, and the new owners will work out great, it's just plain cheap to say I (and think you're the voice of many) don't like the former owners.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had been poster 69

Anonymous said...

Funny anyway.

Anonymous said...

Poster 69 probably wishes you had been them also.