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3.17.2009

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • "Everything happens for a reason." As I saw someone else say a couple of days ago, I've never really believed that. It just has some pre-destination feel to it that doesn't seem right.
  • OU women's basketball coach, Sherri Coale, has always sort of jazzed me.
  • If you would have bought Citigroup stock a couple of weeks ago, you would have more than doubled your money by now.
  • I avoid, if at all possible, any voluntary gathering where more than four or five people I know will be there.
  • Walmart is going to start having stores dedicated to our friends south of the border.
  • Dale Hansen yesterday on ESPN local radio: "Drug addiction and alcoholism are not diseases . . . . When you can go to the doctor for a problem and the remedy is to 'don't do it anymore', then it's not a disease."
  • The Montague jail scandal has now made a Yahoo slideshow.
  • I think I see things through a tunnel as opposed to globally. If I walk into an unfamiliar room and then walk out, I can't tell you anything about about it. (Carpet or hardwood? Wallpaper or paint? Number of chairs? Ceiling type? I don't have a clue.)
  • I'd be a horrible crime scene witness.
  • I'll admit that Iraq has calmed down. But once we leave, whether it be in one year or twenty years, it will turn into a disaster.
  • PBS had a special last night which was basically a helicopter view of Ireland. Oh, the places I want to go.
  • I left something obvious off my list my "Socialism in America" list from a couple of weeks ago: Social Security.
  • Motorcycle accident shut down I-30 by Six Flags this morning. I-35 in Denton was shut down to a motorcycle accident yesterday.
  • Actress Natasha Richardson is in critical condition after a skiing accident in Canada. I really didn't know who she was but I learned she is the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave, married to Liam Neeson, and was one of the moms in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap.
  • My twitter username is "BSG". I've found that quite a few people follow me because apparently they think it is an acronym for "Battlestar Galactica."
  • There's has been so much of the countryside along 287 between Decatur and Rhome that has been destroyed with unsightly construction of utilities and businesses.
  • Edit: I've posted this pic before?

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trying to save the environment one photo at a time. You're recycling pics again. We've seen this feast/famine duo before
And is that the roaming beggar (whatever his moniker is) on vacation?

Anonymous said...

"I'll admit that Iraq has calmed down. But once we leave, whether it be in one year or twenty years, it will turn into a disaster."

And who do we credit?

Anonymous said...

since we're not allowed to "win" wars anymore(thanks to P.C. and the U.N.) we will have to leave troops in Iraq just like we have in Korea. Obama made the promise to get out because he needed the anti-war vote. He knew then and now that we will always be there.

wordkyle said...

Funny that you should bring up Social Security. Its roots lie very close to the Obama administration's stance. One of the main cases SCOTUS heard in determining Social Security's constitutionality was Steward Machine Company v. Davis, in which Congress was given broad, extra-Constiutional powers to tax. The majority (5-4) based their decision partly on "a crisis so extreme." Clearly, the Constituion was not relevant to five lawyers.

It brings to mind Rahm Emmanuel's comment about never letting a crisis go to waste.

So now, seventy years later, the decision based on a temporary "crisis" is still in effect. Any acceptance by Americans is because it was forced on them by the government. It's a vivid example of the tick-like tenacity of government programs.

Sandrabag said...

I can only imagine how disappointed your Battlestar fans must be - especially if they move over to your blog and only see girls in bikinis.

Anonymous said...

"Walmart is going to start having stores dedicated to our friends south of the border."
You mean "our friends FROM south of the border". The stores are being built here in the US

"Edit: I've posted this pic before?"
I know I've seen that pic somewhere. And since I don't normally troll the interwebs looking for pics (Well, not for pics of gals with their clothes ON) I'm fairly sure I saw it here. This is my internet portal, after all. Besides, gals in bikinis, oddly juxtaposed shirtless man...that's right up your alley!

"I avoid, if at all possible, any voluntary gathering where more than four or five people I know will be there."
Wasn't it Frankenstein's monster who first said that? Followed by "Puttin' on the Rittttzzzz!"

Triple Fake "that's fronk-en-SHTEEN!"

Anonymous said...

"destroyed by unsightly construction & businesses"

Oh yes, the Landmark "economic development" is such a lovely sight when entering Decatur.

Outside of Wise County at Harmon Road and 287, more development coming.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that picture just screams "Florida Panhandle." Impenetrable woods, Hefty luggage, trash everywhere, fake-n-bake tan, and two women in mismatched underwear.

It's the Redneck Riviera, all right. Your next Spring Break destination.

Bigwillie02 said...

Is that the Decatur begger without his glasses or sign?


Double fake Bowie begger

Anonymous said...

9:00
I would like to agree with you, but check the cars in the background. None of the license plates have the near-squarish appearance of US tags. They are all flat and long like what you see in EU countries. Also, no pickup trucks. Plus, there are too many skinny guys, and too many guys wearing skimpy Speedo-esque swim attire.
I'm not that familiar with Florida, but are there any beaches there where the pine forest comes right down to the beach? I'm sure world traveller mzchief can chime in on that

mzchief said...

To anonymous 9:am...
There are not enough 200+ pound women and 300+ pound men on the beach for it to be the Redneck Riviera. Based on the make of the vehicles and license plates the photo was taken somewhere in Russia or one of the former USSR satellite countries.

Anonymous said...

While I was in high school, Sherri Coale's husband was our rival's head baseball coach. We never minded going to play at their place because we got to look at her.

Anonymous said...

I'll be in Ireland in 2 months! Yay!

Anonymous said...

9:00, not even close. Beaches along the panhandle don't look like this. Judging by the cars, the proximity of the forest to the body of water (presumed to be there), the look and slope of the beach; my guess is this some bank along a freshwater lake in Europe or something.

Anonymous said...

the shirtless guy looks like the wise county beggar, no shirt, no sign, no job...

Anonymous said...

Hubby and I watched the Ireland show also, wasn't it beautiful...?

Anonymous said...

Sherri Coale is an AMAZING woman not only on the court, but off the court as well!!! Yes... i'm an Okie!

mzchief said...

To anonymous 9:31...
You are absolutely correct in your assumption that my having traveled the world, especially my extensive travel in Russia and the Baltic region, is what provided me the knowledge to properly deduce the regional local of the photo. Being a world traveler does indeed come in handy.

Anonymous said...

Europe, no dark skinned people. Or it could be Nelson, BC.

RPM said...

I've watched a few of those "flyby" shows. Greatness.

Anonymous said...

"I avoid, if at all possible, any voluntary gathering..."
What do "voluntary" mean?

That one's just for you, Bart

Anonymous said...

Dale is an idiot

Anonymous said...

You are so right about Social Security, Barry. The government has done a great job managing that account. We need to give them more to manange!!

wordkyle said...

Overthinking it quite a bit, I used Tineye to search for the original photo. It initially showed up on a Russian website. On that page you can see a Russian-made Lada Niva 4x4 in the background, which would support Mzchief's guess.

Gorilla said...

I bet that red car has the Back In Black cassette on repeat, playing through Kickers.

Anonymous said...

This is obviously a photoshopped pic cuz there are things in it that are way outta proportion or somethin.

Anonymous said...

Traveled the World...here we go....everyone Bow Down to the House Frow w/ the Black K Swiss...Been Every where, Done Everything, Better than Everyone...God Shut Up...

Anonymous said...

"Everything happens for a reason" doesn't mean someone believes in predestination. It could simply mean the person using the phrase knows God has perfect timing for everything.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 1:38 HATER...
The CORRECT spelling of the German word is frau. If you are going to ATTEMPT to mock/insult someone, at the very least, correctly spell your intended insult. Incidentally, I am not a disgruntled housewife, thus, do NOT meet the criteria to be a house frau, you jealous little cretin.

Oh, here is just one more reason for you to hate me. Ich lebte in Deutschland und sprechen, lesen und schreiben Deutsch.

You have NO idea how much enjoyment I get out of people like you and the rest of your ilk hating me. When people like you hate me it means I am doing and living WELL. Rather than hate your betters you should aspire to improve yourself in an attempt to get over your jealousy.

*StillLOL@U*

******************************



What do you bet that last sentence sends the hater into a wall-eyed, snot slinging fit?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link, WK
Check out the comments. Lots of gems there. Here's a sample:
"Like zh small girl, and such rolls, [shchas] that is certainly healthy, and which there will be to years to 35??? To the belt???
Interestingly this silicone or nature thus did award???"

Anonymous said...

Those are some huge melons on that redneck russian floridian eurotrash. Why the heck is that beggar pretending he's picking up trash instead of staring.

Anonymous said...

just figgered out why aig was gettin the big bailout money so fast without any strings...guess who manages all congress pension and retirement funds..??? you guessed it..aif'ng..imagine that..!

Anonymous said...

well montague made it to drudge report, great article.

Anonymous said...

The tensile strength of the pink bikini top strap must be terrific.

Yowza!

It's also the first time I've seen some one wear a suspender. The guy is very clever in wearing a camo hat so he can surreptitiously ogle the women.

So, are we talking Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, what?

Anonymous said...

I'm 9:00, and you're right. There's waaay to many skinny people for this to be Florida. My hallucination.

Anonymous said...

mzchief speaks:
"You have NO idea how much enjoyment I get out of people like you and the rest of your ilk hating me."

Yes, we know, we know; you have told us that countless times.

You're starting to sound like you are trying to convince yourself, not just all of us anonymous posters in cyberspace.

Give it a rest. You are superior to all. We get it. You don't have to keep telling everyone.

Repeat this 100 times:
Everyone knows how educated, rich, intelligent, and RIGHT you are, all the time, forever and always.

Feel better now?

mzchief said...

To anonymous 7:53...
Keep your hourly job aaatttt...Alsups? because you REALLY suck at psychoanalysis.

I never feel bad so I really do not need to "feel better." However, I have enjoyed rattling YOUR chain.

*StillLOL@U*

Anonymous said...

Karma K Swiss.......Karma

Anonymous said...

You're getting way too predictable, mzchief. I bet my husband a back rub that you would comment back to me and end it with "LOL@U."

So thank you.

Anonymous said...

mighty mzchief, holy mzchief,

I am so glad you never feel bad.

All the rest of us mere mortals occasionally feel bad - stuff happens in life. Conquering & overcoming the things that make us feel bad often leads to great joy. And sometimes we just feel bad because of bad news about a loved one.

Interesting to hear that the mighty mzchief never has to feel bad because life leaves her unscathed. Untouched perhaps?

I can honestly say that I wouldn't want to be someone who "never feels bad."

But more power to you, mighty mzchief.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 9:11...
Thank you.

chupacabra said...

Yes, you posted this pic before. There were two pics posted at the same time of the same people- different angles.