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3.26.2009

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Baylor and Texas Tech will play in the new Cowboys stadium this fall. They'll be at the Cotton Bowl in 2010. Good times.
  • The year "2010" seems very futuristic.
  • There's a forecast for a foot (maybe two) of snow in the Panhandle today or tomorrow? I wish I was there.
  • Other weather news: The Red River is expected to crest in Fargo, ND at over 40 feet. I can't do it justice, but I saw video of thousands of volunteers creating miles of sandbag walls. But I was more surprised to learn the Red River started that far north.
  • I had another crazy dream last night but I can't remember it. I just remember waking up in the middle of the night exhausted right before something horrible almost happened. I'm a tormented soul.
  • Had a new, young female client yesterday that used the term "homie" a lot. Made me laugh.
  • I locked my bedroom door last night for the first time in months. I just had a bad feeling.
  • It's not even fall, but I don't think I can stand another year of Wade Phillips.
  • Hillary is in Mexico talking about drug cartel violence. I'm sure we'll have that problem fixed by the end of the summer.
  • I really wasn't to interested in this cop-is-a-jerk story but it got my attention any way: "Shut your mouth." "You can cooperate and settle down, or I can just take you to jail for running a red light." "Your attitude says that you need one." "I can screw you over." Nice.
  • We've got a new Assistant Wise County Attorney. Seems like a nice guy.
  • I've met some prosecutors in the past that thought they were enforcing a Morality Code instead of a Penal Code. There's a huge difference.
  • A must see: Lady faints during interview. One guy stands and watches. Reporter makes sure he throws it back to the studio.
  • I downloaded A Confederacy of Dunces after two unrelated people suggested it.
  • While you were sleeping: If you see a 5-feet-3-inch tall Hispanic that weighs about 130 pounds with a short haircut and is wearing blue jeans and no shirt AND he's coming from the direction of Parker County with a sense of urgency, you might want to call the POleeeece.

31 comments:

BagOfNothing.com said...

I had to read A Confederacy of Dunces back in college, never finished it, but did enjoy what I read. Here's a tip to better understand the story - when we were given the book the prof provided us a map of the French Quarter which helped put things in perspective as they are referenced a lot in the book.

Looking forward to a book review.

Anonymous said...

"But I was more surprised to learn the Red River started that far north."
Don't you remember the big flooding problem back in '91 or '92 when the Mississippi flooded? There was lots of talk back then about the Red River in ND
from Wiki:
"...the Red River is sometimes called the Red River of the North which helps to distinguish it from the other Red River which is a tributary of the Mississippi River that forms part of the border between Texas and Oklahoma."

"I locked my bedroom door last night for the first time in months."
That does no good at all when the monsters are under your bed...or in your head. Reference your tormented soul comment

"Hillary is in Mexico talking about drug cartel violence. I'm sure we'll have that problem fixed by the end of the summer."
Border wall of pantsuits?

Anonymous said...

I'm a cop....But the A-hole cop last night on the news was a JERK. I have to side with the violator on this one. There is no need for that kind of of behavior. The guy ran a red light, big f-ng deal!!!!

Anonymous said...

On December 21 2012 DO NOT unlock your bedroom door,I just have a bad feeling.

Anonymous said...

Hate to admit it but Hillary is right...........use in US of A is the real problem.

There is about as much chance of use declining signifantly as there is in abstinance programs working.

Legalize it and tax the hell out of it as we do alcohol and cigs.

But think of the unemployment via law enforcment, govt, prisons if we actually solved this problem

The border drug problem is so easy to see, but what we don't see (or want to see) is how many of our neighbors are actually in the "drug trade."

Anonymous said...

I hope whoever reads your audiobook copy of "A Confederacy of Dunces" has an awesome N'Awlins accent.

It should sound a little Brooklynese.

Anonymous said...

On Dec 21 2012.....Walmart will be very crowded, and the "nut" poster will be standing out front, ringing a bell.

Anonymous said...

Is there an escape from your bedroom. Would you have to jump out of a window from upstairs? Do you have a security system? If I lived in town I would have one. I wish we could get about 4 inches of that snow here.

Anonymous said...

Everyone should read "A Confederacy of Dunces". I read it many years ago and can still remember laughing out loud. A very different kind of book. You'll love it.

Jarhead said...

"A Confederacy of Dunces" is one of my all time favorites.

Weird how it wasn't published until 11 years after Toole's suicide and then won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

I'll beet Johnny-Boy is re-thinking that little faux pas.

Anonymous said...

Re: the picture

Hellloooo kids! Doesn't mom look great in her new bikini? Come on over for vodka & Red Bull shots. Helloooo kids! Over here! Bring your cute high school friends.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

One report on the Mexican drug cartel's corruption, described how a well spoken man wearing a suit arrives at the Mayoral candidate's headquarters with a suitcase of money and gives them a choice. Silver or lead.
After one Mayor was murdered, the next official in line refused to take the office. Drug lords are taking over town by town. Good people will no longer run for office.

Their main sources of funding is from drug sales to the USA.
Their main USA distribution points are Phoenix, AR and Atlanta, GA
Their main sources of weapons is USA.

Secretary Clinton is visiting Mexico this week, President Obama will be visiting Mex soon. Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of Defense are also planning action.

It is a dangerous and volatile situation that has been ignored too long.
Comprehensive action by the US government is the right approach.

Anonymous said...

Your photo?

Two words: horsey kankles

Anonymous said...

FYI...Mexican Cartel was in Padre last week for spring break. Setup shop in condos seeking college age kids to be drug runners. They put acid in the drinks of kids in an attempt to take their belongings. Homeland security showed up and deported the lot. Scary indeed.

btw...pantsuit comment was genius.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that Vicki from Housewives of Orange County!! That woman is one crazy girl i'll tell ya!! Very awesome lady!!

Anonymous said...

cody canada please !!

Anonymous said...

Different Red River.

Anonymous said...

Picture: Ambassador for the Redneck Yacht Club!

Anonymous said...

I keep hearing reporters talking about keeping the drug war on the south side of the border. It is on this side now! Looking at the names appearing on DEA's Most Wanted List, some of the most common are Gonzales, Perez and Gomez. Names that are infrequent on the list are Jones, Smith, and Green. My source is publicdata.com.

Don't you love our open border. They take our jobs and provide the unemployed with drugs.

Anonymous said...

10:34--

It might also be that we took the drugs first, then quit doing our jobs, and then they came to do the work we didn't want to do.

You might want to check your mirror as you decide the blame for your demise.

Anonymous said...

i guess we wont get cody canada....

Anonymous said...

Red River?
hear they are putting a 50 screen theater in Chico. for real.
stupid.
stick to stray cats.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Everyone keeps acting like it ISN'T the right answer, or it CAN'T be the right answer, or it SHOULDN'T be the right answer...

but...

the right answer IS to close that porous border that is US-MEX and strictly regulate passage.

You can rail about costs, land of the free, success, whatever. But we all know we need to make it one big wall.

Anonymous said...

Bravo 11:05

penal code that makes me giggle

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of the passing of Dan Seals!

Anonymous said...

11:05
you sound like an apologist with your chicken/egg roundabout argument.
The simplicity of it is: cut off the supply and you cut demand for product. I'm no expert on the subject, but don't most people have to be persuaded to try cocaine?
"Here's a little sample. Come see me if you want more."
I know it's not that simple, but you can't find it at your local liquor store

Jones, Smith, and Green
isn't that the law firm hired to defend Gonzales, Perez and Gomez? or is it the other way around?

Anonymous said...

Wow! So young, too. I saw him in the '70s at SixFlags when he was still 'England Dan'.

Guess it just shows our time on earth is limited.

Anonymous said...

If I remember my geography correctly the Red River between ND and Minn is one of the few rivers that flows north. A big problem occures when the ice melts in the south and it is still frozen in Canada.

Anonymous said...

"Border wall of pantsuits?"= coffee out my nose!

Anonymous said...

Might want to drug test all users of county,state, and federal bail out money.Turn their kids over to c p s;and drop their asses off in Mexico.They would be on the same side of the source.For you gun lovers shoot a drugie, they will be the ultimate reason for gun control.DAGO

Anonymous said...

Running a red light is never a big deal until some other vehicle is running the green light at the same intersection.