3.30.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Downtown Dallas always wants to be like downtown Fort Worth. That's kind of hard to pull off when people get shot while waiting for valet parking.
  • Sports no-shows on Sunday: The Dallas Mavericks, the Oklahoma Sooners, and whoever that guy was that Tiger Woods chased down.
  • I dropped by the new Eddie V's off 7th and University in Fort Worth on Friday night. Nice place.
  • Mark Cuban got fined $25,000 for criticizing an official on Twitter. He did it just so he could get in the news for being fined for using Twitter.
  • I looked up and saw a military fighter jet and what looked like an American Eagle plane get a little too close to each other yesterday. I thought about how I didn't have a camera.
  • I know the guy who is missing from his sailboat on Lake Lewisville.
  • There's also a body missing in Lake Grapevine. That would kind of make you hesitate before taking a boat out.
  • Then again, taking a boat out in this wind is insane. And not any fun.
  • And to think we all used to sit around the TV and watch Hee-Haw. Oh, my.
  • I'm not going near the NASCAR race this weekend, but I always want there to be good weather for all the folks that do.
  • "A Denton police officer was arrested Saturday morning after his boyfriend said the officer punched him in the face, a Denton County sheriff's spokesman said." They allow that in Denton? The gay thing, that is.
  • I like our ADA Kevin Henry but I think he's losing it over this "good vs. evil" thing.
  • I was watching some of Traffic over the weekend and thought I recognized some politicians in a party scene. Yep. Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid and Orrin Hatch.
  • I'm sick of the Ryan Moats/Officer Powell story. Moats is supposed to be on Good Morning America this morning.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

They allow that in Denton? The gay thing, that is.

Of course not! And all the gals attending TWU are required to kiss a guy without gagging before admission

Anonymous said...

come on you can do better than that the gir in dots has painted eye brows

Anonymous said...

A Denton police officer punching his boyfriend? Another hit to the evolutionist that thinks man is evolving to a higher level. We have degenerated to relationships that cannot even procreate. In such cases as this, perhaps that is best.

wordkyle said...

And nothing on the government ousting the CEO of General Motors? I guess today is local news Monday.

Anonymous said...

8:45
If you are arguing against evolution, then that is the worst example I have heard of. Are homosexuals a product of intelligent design (is that the PC term now for creationism)?
I'm not saying your belief system is wrong (or even different than mine). But I think you would use up most of a pencil trying to connect the dots between evolution and non-procreating gay cops
I'm just sayin'

Anonymous said...

You had to be a complete fool to be in a sailboat or a canoe this past Saturday with the weather conditions (too cold and way to windy).

Anonymous said...

Not quite local news because not one post about the Wise County Youth Fair or the animals being let out on Friday night.

Anonymous said...

Freaky things happen at Lake Lewisville. If you've never been, you just get a bad vibe when you are out on the lake.

Anonymous said...

Shiver my Timber

Anonymous said...

wordy - OK I'll comment on GM. Yes, the government ousted the CEO of GM. Of course the government is by far the biggest investor in GM so I'd think they deserve a big vote on its management. GM & Chrysler have royally screwed up their companies and begged for our tax money to keep them afloat. The Board of Directors of these companies should also resign - they failed to require adequate management.

The auto industry is a genuine mess. Bankruptcy is still a real probability. This will likely be the next step.

wordkyle said...

1136 - I agree the auto industry is a mess in America. Those companies who failed should have gone bankrupt. Howwever, that would have hurt the unions, who are staunch Democrat special interest groups. Government money will now be siphoned off to the unions as payback for their support. There is no reason to believe that the government will run GM profitably -- they have zero track record for that. More likely is that "green" cars will be mass produced regardless of demand or profitability. And woe unto the executive who wants to get tough with the UAW.

Socialism, which is what Obama and the Democrat Congress are perpetrating, is all about those in power retaining that power, and rewarding their supporters. Obama's presidency is historic, all right, not because of his race, but for the monumental power grab by his government, and the blatant political payback with taxpayer money.

Xanthippas said...

Socialism, which is what Obama and the Democrat Congress are perpetrating, is all about those in power retaining that power, and rewarding their supporters.

That's cronyism, which our government is efficient at under Democrats and Republicans (see bank bailouts.) Countries in Europe that actually practice something approaching socialism would beg to differ with our description.

Xanthippas said...

More likely is that "green" cars will be mass produced regardless of demand or profitability.

Or in reality:

The government offered a bleak assessment of the prospects for GM's much heralded Chevy Volt electric car, noting that GM was a full generation behind Toyota in "green powertrain development."

"While the Volt holds promise, it is currently projected to be much more expensive than its gasoline-fueled peers and will likely need substantial reductions in manufacturing cost in order to become commercially viable," the government assessment said.


http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/65023.html

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle,do you think you're Walter Cronkite or what?

Anonymous said...

Why is it when "conservatives" see the government attempting to deal with failed private companies they must call it "socialism?" If these companies were run properly and provided a product in demand, then government wouldn't have to get involved. The banks, insurance, autos etc., all begging for government help. That's not socialism - that's failed capitalism.

wordkyle said...

343 - Cronkite's a flaming Liberal. Find a better comparison.

450 - Capitalism doesn't fail. Companies that are not run properly fail -- or they do if the government stays out of private enterprise. The government shouldn't be involved in the first place. Companies that don't profit should go under. Those that adapt, meet their customers' needs, and keep an eye on increasing profit - a profanity to Liberals - should be the ones that survive and thrive.

Government taking over a business and getting rid of its CEO is socialism. That same socialistic mentality forced government control of Wells Fargo and other banks against their wishes. (During the Bush administration; they don't get off scot free.) If an individual executed either of these actions, he would be prosecuted for a crime. (Tony Soprano did that very thing to David Scatino.)

Laissez faire.

Anonymous said...

Ok, Wordkyle,compared to Mzchief,you're a Tard but not quite as big a one as she is.

wordkyle said...

655 - Coming from an "anon," your opinion means a lot to me.

Kingfish said...

Laissez faire? The past 8 years we got the laissez...just not the faire. Laissez faire?

You mean like the Laissez faire where the robber barons get to make all of the profits on ponzi schemes, derivatives, and high risk mortgages? Where the banks get to have no oversight or lending guidelines? Where an AAA company should really be a B or C but get the rating anyway so they wont have to secure that much in reserve?

YOUR PARTY DID THIS KYLE! His name is Phil Graham. He was not alone. He gutted Glass-Steagall and he made it all possible for this to happen. He had an awful lot of help from his PAC friends.

You had 8 years to govern and 6 with a Congress and Executive branch. 2 wars and no Bin Laden and now the second Great Depression. Not to mention the series of assaults on the Constitution. Your party let the pay as you go LAPSE and Your party grew government more than any other in the 200 plus years of the federal government.

You can call us names all day and night for the next 4 years, but the fact is you are irrelevant as a party because you all went against what you preached and railed against. The American people see your hypocrisy and now you are out of power.

You can't lower taxes, then lower taxes, then lower taxes and start 2 wars and increase federal spending.

wordkyle said...

Kingfish - You're right about the Republican Congress. They were fiscally irresponsible. That's why Conservative voters have not supported them in the last two elections. Bush's reputation with Conservatives suffers because of his record of spending money like a Democrat. That's also why we consider Obama's power grab of private industries and the Democrat Congress's crazed spending so appalling. We are being philosophically consistent.

However, you ignore the Democrats' culpability in the mess. I recall testimony wherein Republicans were calling for more oversight for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, while Democrats vigorously defended those agencies as not needing more oversight. Let us also remember that Democrats have controlled Congress since 2006. They made the budget, not the President. What were they up to for the last two years?

"Ponzi scheme?" You mean one in which the first few people at the top make all the money from the suckers at the bottom? That's called Social Security, another Democrat invention. Those who commit fraud (such as Madoff) are prosecuted -- unless they're politicians. Madoff, by the way, was a major Democrat contributor.

For what it's worth, Conservatives such as I believe in minimal government regulation, not no government regulation. When Republican politicians overstepped, they were punished by their constituents. How have Democrat voters reacted to their politicians' spending habits?

Anonymous said...

I just read Kevin Henry's blog.
This man is an ADA?
That is a most disturbing fact!!

By the way, do any of you intellectual giants have any idea what a liberal is? Better yet, do any of you know what encyclopedia is? You might want to look up the terms "Liberal" and "Conservative" and not rely on idiots like Limbaugh, Beck, Coulter and Mark Davis to enhance your education.

Kingfish said...

Madoff was also a MAJOR Republican contributor, as was his wife, and their business. Nice try;)

Where is your Phil Graham rebuttal?

wordkyle said...

KF - Here's a list of Madoff's political contributions for the last few decades. Repeat after me: Democrat. Contributor.

What Phil Gramm rebuttal do you mean? He played his part in the mess, just as the Democrats' Community Reinvestment Act did. However, Gramm was not solely responsible for the mess, if that's your implication. Judging by the checking of your own facts (or lack thereof,) I'd say you were a little short in the research department.