3.27.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • It seems that the Red River threatening Fargo is not the same Red River that separates us from Oklahoma.
  • Every time I hear about Fargo, I think about the movie Fargo.
  • Amarillo weather forecast from the National Weather Service for today: "Snow. Blowing snow. Windy. Snow may be heavy at times. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 5 to 7 inches. Highs in the upper 20s. North winds 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph decreasing to 45 mph in the afternoon." And it gets worse tonight.
  • I wish I was in Amarillo today.
  • I just thought about "Amarillo by Morning."
  • Being an assembly line worker at GM (which we see from stock footage on newscasts) looks like a tremendous beat down.
  • Regarding that horrible Montana private plane crash a week ago that killed several persons of the same family. Well, it has been learned that the plane's owner and the individual that lost several family members in the crash provided abortion services. Some are suggesting the crash is God's revenge. A local blogger has referred to it as "karma". Incredible.
  • Ok, Ok, enough about the Dallas cop who detained the NFL player for running a red light as his mother-in-law died. I get it.
  • And Chief Kunkle sure will sacrifice one of his own officers to the Media Gods pretty quickly.
  • 48 dead in Pakistan - the most dangerous place in the world.
  • I watched The World's 21 Sexiest Beaches last night on the Travel Channel. Now I want to go to Patong Beach in Thailand. I'm certain I've never said that before.
  • Not to be confused with the Travel Channel's Bridget's Sexiest Beaches which may be the best show ever. (I think part of its schtick is scantily clad women, but I'll need to watch more of it to be sure. It is very educational.)
  • After watching rich people walk along pristine beaches, I like to switch over to the Natural Geographic Channel and see a war torn country like Darfur so I can rest assured that this is one crazy world.
  • Can a guy use ":)" in an email or text? I hope so.
  • I haven't read it but Texas House Bill 286 introduced by "M. Fischer" regarding "Creating a DWI Czar" made me roll my eyes.
  • Most confusing bill introduced by our own state senator about a problem that I didn't know was a problem: "SB 257 [introduced by] Estes [concerning] Criminalizing the sale or delivery of salvia divinorum to a child." Huh?
  • Had a defense lawyer tell me the other day that he had been to Collin, Denton and Tarrant Counties in the last week and his experience in those places was better than in the Wise County Courthouse. That could mean several different things.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

One word....MotorBoat

The Accomplice said...

I wish I was in Amarillo today too....

wordkyle said...

At 8:35 a.m. here where I am: heavy sleet, 28 degrees, 30 mph winds out of the north. Glad I work at home.

(Side note: No comment on the administration's proposal to release Gitmo detainees in America and put them on welfare? That smacks of timidity, counselor. I expect more from you.)

Anonymous said...

RE Fargo:

I keep waiting to see the pregnant sheriff appear on a news interview.

Anonymous said...

My nephew going to school in Amarillo wishes he was in WC.

Anonymous said...

You know I think the Great Gordo is stealing your bit...the new girls on his site daily...

Anonymous said...

"...I like to switch over to the Natural Geographic Channel..."
I like to switch over to the Surgically Enhanced Geographic Channel. I wanna catch that program about Implantsylvania. How about Silicone Valley? Lake Titicaca? Jutland Peninsula? ooh, ooh - that town in France called...Brest

"Can a guy use ":)" in an email or text? I hope so."
You can, however, if you HOPE you can, then turn in your man card

"It seems that the Red River threatening Fargo is not the same Red River that separates us from Oklahoma."
Brother, there's a whole lot more that separates us from Oklahoma than just a river!

"I wish I was in Amarillo today."
To write your name in the snow or make snow angels? Because skiing and sledding are pretty much out of the question

"And Chief Kunkle sure will sacrifice one of his own officers to the Media Gods pretty quickly."
The top cop...the commish...do you like your job?
Stay hard, Greggo!


Happy Weekend

Anonymous said...

I wish I was in Amarillo buried up in her if you get my drift...snow what I'm talkin bout?

Sincerely

George ya damn Strait

Anonymous said...

damn it barry, i got excited, i saw the hair flinging and thought for a minute you posted some cody canada. boo, it's not.

Anonymous said...

"Salvia Divinorum" sounds like a dull drug.

But that Wikipedia page had a pretty funny paragraph:

"Representative Michael Sak ... said that if people had questions about the deleterious affects of salvia, they should go on YouTube to watch the videos. Sak was asked by a reporter whether he had ever seen a "Girls Gone Wild" video - where drunken college girls are asked to show their breasts, and are rewarded with free T-shirts - and whether that would incite him to try and make alcohol illegal. Sak said he had not had a chance to review the material."

Jarhead said...

I don't believe in "Karma" per se, but the circumstances of that plane crash were 1) terrible because of the loss of human life, and 2) ironic if what the the article states is genuine.

Anonymous said...

If one believes that God is in fact responsible for plane crashes and other causes of death, then one has absolutely no choice but to be consistent in that belief and recognize that God aborts more pregnancies than all the pills, doctors and coat hangars in the world combined.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

People comparing the plane crash to God's Will are the same types who help convince young people half a world away to strap on vests with C4 on them.

And I must have missed something... how can anyone defend that cop that detained Mr. Moat? Sorry, but all the defense in the world won't justify it. Bad call and the officer needs to own up to it.

Anonymous said...

So if a string breaks on my Banjo,was God messin with me or somethin?

I mean,how deep does this thing go?

Kingfish said...

Word,

Karma police, Ive given all I can, its not enough
Ive given all I can, but were still on the payroll
This is what you get, this is what you get
This is what you get, when you mess with us...

Breitbart.com? C'mon...that's like the Special Olympics of internets blogging.

Anonymous said...

Pakistan is the most dangerous place on earth? Have you ever heard of the Mexican border?

Anonymous said...

unrelated, but i just visited r and r's blog..and someone needs to remind mzchief where wise regional hospital is located,i think she might be wrong(gasp)..

Anonymous said...

In the cop's defense, just how many times do you think he hears "my kid's sick" or "I'll be fired if I don't get to work" and hundreds of false excuses and chirping from people he stops? How many people run for a bit when they see the blue lights, and turn into hospital parking lots or store lots before pulling over. That officer had no reason to be certain that car was headed for the hospital deliberately. It ran a light, then took off at some speed toward the hospital. Doesn't mean the officer should automatically be thinking, "hey, they have an emergency". And how many times has that police officer had to work wrecks caused by people running red lights? And what exactly is a police officer supposed to do when seeing someone blow a red light? The driver got to the hospital about 2 seconds quicker by rolling instead of stopping. The driver brought the officer into the situation.

Anonymous said...

11:12
The driver brought the officer into the situation.
Correct, but even after a nurse from the hospital and a Plano officer confirmed the situation, the cop still dragged his heels, trying to prove his point and maintain his "official" advantage. Have you not heard the audiotape? The guy was being a jerk just because he could. Kunkle needs to keep him away from the public or toss him.

Anonymous said...

The cop looked like a smart ass with an attitude.

Anonymous said...

Why should we pray, "Thy will be done" if God's will is being done?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

wordkyle -
Breitbart.com!! Geez!
Kingfish is right. Breitbart.com is for those that possess no reasoning skills and is just looking for something in print form to validate your own crazy notions.

wordkyle said...

Geez, KF, twice?? You're desperate for pillorying. You might look into counseling for your masochistic tendencies.

Okay, since you don't seem to like breitbart, here's an Associated Press story with the same information. Obama's National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair confirmed that some of the detainees may be released in the US. He also said they would get assistance. QED.

Info's the same, whether from breitbart or AP. I guess weird attacks against the source beats admitting the truth of the accusation. Not sure why you asked for this.

Anonymous said...

11:12
"In the cop's defense, just how many times do you think he hears "my kid's sick" or "I'll be fired if I don't get to work" and hundreds of false excuses and chirping from people he stops?"

True-but in those instances people who work in the hospital don't come out and TELL the officer what's happening. And, the officer still doesn't think he did anything wrong...

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Anonymous said...

Is the twenty five thousand G M is giving their employees that agree to leave to spend on a new car GM's money or ours? What if they want a Honda DAGO

Xanthippas said...

Obama's National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair confirmed that some of the detainees may be released in the US. He also said they would get assistance. QED.

Terrorists and "welfare" combined; it's the perfect storm of outrage for right-wingers.

Generally speaking, prisoners in our country who are wrongfully convicted receive some measure of compensation from the state. Do we refer to that as "welfare"?

Liz said...

The officer was a jerk and feeling his 'authority'. He was the one with the attitude..... plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

wordy - your own references indicate that many of the "detainees" have long been cleared of terrorist charges. We detained them unnecessarily for years and now we can't get rid of them to other countries. We took on the problem and now we need to be responsible for its aftermath. Of course, the supposedly dangerous prisoners are not being released - until a trial that hasn't been scheduled yet. Wordy - you selectively perceive and then hope others can't reason for themselves.

Anonymous said...

(posted again in corret thread)
wordy - your own references indicate that many of the "detainees" have long been cleared of terrorist charges. We detained them unnecessarily for years and now we can't get rid of them to other countries. We took on the problem and now we need to be responsible for its aftermath. Of course, the supposedly dangerous prisoners are not being released - until a trial that hasn't been scheduled yet. Wordy - you selectively perceive and then hope others can't reason for themselves.