3.24.2009

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I've never really had any desire to go to South by Southwest.
  • If you know the opening lyrics to Kanye West's "Stronger", you'll be tempted to mess around with this.
  • I haven't found the audio online yet, but the Ticket has been playing a clip of Maverick's coach Rick Carlisle mocking Chuck Cooperstein during an interview last week. It was unbelievably condescending. And that's all I needed to hear to wish failure on the Mavericks. So I'm wishing. Real hard. Edit: Here's the audio ("HAHAHAHAHAHA")
  • I saw a "smart car" in Fort Worth this weekend. Sheesh, those things are like glorified golf carts.
  • Rep. Phil King has been amazingly quiet during this legislative session.
  • I've awakened the last two mornings with only one sock on.
  • That's better than waking up in an ice filled bathtub with my liver gone.
  • What?
  • Most confusing sketch ever.
  • Most confusing treadmill ever.
  • Start listening for the phrase "that was the tipping point." I've heard it three times in less than 24 hours.
  • Bizarre news: A 29 and 39 year old couple were stabbed to death in Ferris while they slept in their home. Robbery was not a motive. Creeped me out.
  • I always read the Notice of Class Action Settlements when they are published. I saw a new one in Parade magazine this weekend in connection with Bluetooth manufacturers. If you were a member of the class, you would not get any money because it was not "practical or economical" since "the class was so large" and the "amount each Class Member would receive would be very small." But the manufacturers did agree to put warning information on their web sites. Oh yeah, the Plaintiff's lawyers got $800.000. Sheesh.
  • Some are making a big deal out of Steve Kroft asking Obama on 60 Minutes if he is "punch drunk." See the quick clip here. I'm not sure what the big deal is.
  • I'm still convinced that the intensity of the hate of the Obama haters is far more than those that hated Bush.
  • I've got one court appointed client who I really dislike.
  • Peace, Interrupted: 14 dead in Iraq.
  • Funny blog headline based upon this news: "Texas AG Bans 'Cocaine' Energy Drink, Real Cocaine Still Readily Available"
  • I never saw the Cocaine energy drink in a convenience store but I was told it was sold in Rhome.
  • That's Katrina The Bikini Girl from American Idol. (I think she was on the last episode of it that I watched.)

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Uh, in case you didn't notice Daft Punk is the opening lines of Kanye's song. They're also the two "robots" in the video.

Daft Punk > *

Anonymous said...

There is a lady in Decatur who owns a Smart Car, I passed her on 380 Friday morning. Wow! You could fit two of those side by side in the lane. If you were in a wreck or even a fender bender...you would not have much of a chance!

Anonymous said...

I woke up this morning and my liver was in an ice-filled bathtub. It was one of those old-fashioned kinds (the bathtub, not my liver - that's a separate issue!) with feet. But get this - the bathtub had on only one sock!
dun...dun...DUN!

Glad there is no audio to go along with the pic of Katrina the Bikini Girl. Otherwise, I would be saying "There, I am insane now!"

Anonymous said...

smart car = motorized roller skate

Ferris couple = really upset ex?

Anonymous said...

8:14 if you have a wreck in a Smart Car, you just wear it home

wordkyle said...

You are defining "hate" in a way that's new to me. The attacks on Bush have been visceral and personal. Except for the inevitable crazies, the criticisms of Obama have been against a) His policies, decisions and philosophy; b) His lack of relevant experience, qualifications, judgment and appropriate vetting; or c) His deification by the Left, including the media. These criticisms hardly amount to "hate," especially to the level that has been directed at Bush since Florida 2000.

Is your opinion common among Liberals? I'd be interested to see how you guys arrive at this kind of conclusion.

Casual Observer said...

You sleep in socks? That's it-----turn in your man card.

Anonymous said...

Socks in bed? Nice look there Mr. Brady. Maybe Carroll slid one of them off during the night to strangle you with. I think she want's your oldest son, Greg.

Anonymous said...

Could not have been said any better WordKyle.

Anonymous said...

LMAO...I interpreted the socks thing completely different. I thought Barry had awaken in ONLY ONE SOCK, as in nude w/only one sock....he's said he sleep walks, right?

Anonymous said...

Barry, I will concur that there are Obama haters, but you well know they are not as published (the main stream media) therefore we were more inundated with the Bush hate. Let's be honest, if Bush was as inept at making cabinet appointments or signing a bill with 9,000 earmarks we would be ill from the press barrage.

Anonymous said...

You go on and on about how this country is turning into an idiocracy, then you admit that you read Parade Magazine?

Anonymous said...

Forget the socks. You read Parade magazine?

Old Timer said...

Wordkyle, you have got to be kidding. At least Obama is making some headway in the mess that he inherited. I think that Hilary was right in the primaries during one of the debates when she said that they could not say what would need to be done until they took the office and see what the Bush Administration was leaving them. No one had any ideal what devastation that the Bush regime had done to the economy. He and his cohort, Shady Dick, were so secretive about what they was doing that no one actually could see the damage he was leaving.

Anonymous said...

9:49 .... Amen.

wordkyle said...

949 - Thanks for proving my point.

Anonymous said...

Old Timer is either senile or been sucking off the government 'teet' all his life.

Anonymous said...

Today's slut looks like she needs spraying for pests.

Butch in Barlettsville said...

I think the people who like the guy in power who is getting skewered always think their guy is getting it worse than the last guy. Craziness.

Obama hasn't done anything better or worse than Bush did it with regards to the economy. It still sucks and will continue to do so until the backbone of America (the working middle class) get comfortable that no one is going to screw it up any worse and they (middle class) begin spending again. Bush/Obama couldn't fix it anymore than a homeless person could. Look at the stupid crap they've already done (yes, both of them).

If you want to go with the "inherited" theory, then Bush should get credit for inheriting the Enron/MCI fiasco from the Clinton era. Those companies didn't just suddenly screw up with Bush but it was a long, protracted series of decisions to defraud their investors and the public started when Bill was in office.

Anonymous said...

It's "teat"

Anonymous said...

Congress and the Senate have ruined our country and we are to blame. We vote for these folks over and over again.

McChief for President.
Wordy for Treasury Secretary.

That should do it for America.

Anonymous said...

Phil King is silent because his Sugar Daddy is no longer King of the Mountain. First he carried Tom Delay's water, then the Speaker's.

The tragedy is the damage he did while he was doing their bidding.
He provided about as much oversight for the electricity giants and was given AIG, Citi, Lehman etc........with the same result.........we little people got screwed.

But remember the old adage, a snake isn't dead until his head is cut off. Old Phil will rise again. The only question is who will be the new Sugar Daddy?

Anonymous said...

Is there anyone out there not wearing hate colored glasses? Can we not admit when Bush was wrong. When Obama is wrong. Must everything be seen thru partisan eyes?

I for one want some pragmatism. Both parties working to solve problems quickly. Particularly health care and energy independence. Can't they be about problem solving instead of scoring points and retention of power?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure your court appointed client has mutual feelings toward his attorney.

wordkyle said...

Barry, so far your assertion remains unsupported, other than Old Timer's essay "Why I Still Hate Bush." Are you alone in your opinion?

1130 - You're working under the misconception that politicians want to solve problems. Far more profitable for a politician to create more problems (or crises) for voters, and to convince the voters that only government can save them. A politician who actually solves problems puts himself out of work.

Anonymous said...

Hip Hip Hooray for Steve Croft!

Anonymous said...

I prefer "tit" over teet and teat.

Anonymous said...

11:26 - if the Wise County Republican Party has anything to do with it, King WILL be King.

He's still a self serving religious fanatic to anybody with good sense.

Xanthippas said...

You are defining "hate" in a way that's new to me. The attacks on Bush have been visceral and personal. Except for the inevitable crazies, the criticisms of Obama have been against a) His policies, decisions and philosophy; b) His lack of relevant experience, qualifications, judgment and appropriate vetting; or c) His deification by the Left, including the media. These criticisms hardly amount to "hate," especially to the level that has been directed at Bush since Florida 2000.

See, I don't actually recall a lot of libs rushing out to buy guns and join militias at any point during the Bush administration. Maybe "hate" is a strong word, but there is apparently a certain um..."intensity" of emotion that people on the right feel towards Obama. I suppose this isn't a surprise, given that some on the right regard Obama as the Marxist Antichrist (and I only wish I was kidding about that.)

M-M said...

I agree with wordkyle on the defining hate, although you could find equivalents of the same types of hate on both sides. But what is happening is totally mind boggling. Bush increased the debt over his 8 years in office by $5 trillion, of which I was absolutely against. Obama and the gang, after the new trillion announced yesterday, will have increased the debt by $3 trillion in a mere 2 months. Absolutely irresponsible. The logic of trying to fix a problem that was created by debt,by going into and creating more debt just escapes me.

wordkyle said...

Xan - Why do you interpret a surge in gun purchases as "hate" (let's not mince words) for Obama? It seems to me to be more an expression of fear, anticipating Obama's move to severely restrict, or even ban, gun ownership (seeing that Obama has consistently opposed the rights of citizens under the Second Amendment.)

As for militias, their increase in membership is news to me. Where is that information available? And despite your implication, "gun ownership" and "militia" are not synonyms. If you own a car it doesn't make you a member of AAA.

On the other hand, I daresay moveon.org membership increased during Bush's time in office. I would also opine that that organization did more to gin up hatred for Bush than almost any other. (Do we remember moveon's "Bush=Hitler" ads?)

Anonymous said...

Letter on my desk this morning...

As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%.

But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal
state of the economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees
instead. This has really been bothering me, since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go.

So, this is what I decided. I walked through our parking lot and found six 'Obama' bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change, and I gave it to them.

I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what her underarms smell like.

Xanthippas said...

It seems to me to be more an expression of fear, anticipating Obama's move to severely restrict, or even ban, gun ownership (seeing that Obama has consistently opposed the rights of citizens under the Second Amendment.)

I specifically declined to use the word "hate." Fear is more accurate. Unreasoning, insupportable and irrational fear (as evidenced even by the link you provide, which does not prove that Obama will take people's guns away from them) but fear nonetheless.

Anyway it's silly to talk about who hates more than the other. The question is who is accurate in their characterizations. Whereas liberals detested a lack of respect for civil liberties aptly demonstrated by the Bush administration, righties seem to fear a totalitarian government guided by both Marxism and Sharia, which is completely ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

"Most confusing treadmill ever."
The only way that treadmill makes any sense is if you put a small motor on it. That way, if you went out with it somewhere then were too tired to run back, you could engage the motor to take you home. It might also be a good idea to put some sort of guardrail around it in case a dog wanted to try his luck.

"I've never really had any desire to go to South by Southwest."
South by Southwest isn't a place, Newt, it's a direction.
Lonesome Dove - classic!

Anonymous said...

Didn't I see that treadmill on the Jetsons?

Jane...stop this crazy thing!
Rorge!

Anonymous said...

So far Obama has not did what he promised. I have not had a tax cut and he has not sent me my share of the redistribution of wealth. Seems he is sending all my taxes (and future taxes) over to AGI and the banks. I pay my mortgage every month on a 1,300 square foot house and now he wants me to pay the mortgage of people who live in larger houses than mine.

Wonder who insures the Congressmen and Senator's pension fund? Guess. If you said AGI, you were right.

I dislike Obama, probably hate him.

Anonymous said...

Truck hits Smart Car:

http://www.car-accidents.com/2007-auto-crash-story/3-19-07-smart-car-3.html

Anonymous said...

Noticed in whats left of the Star TElegram this morning tha Mexico is offering large rewards for the top drug gang bosses;if they made it dead or alive the results would be greatly increased.DAGO

wordkyle said...

Xan - So BG's point is still unsupported. Now, as for "irrational" fears, the link I provided shows Obama's antipathy toward private ownership of guns, evidenced by his support of 1) the ban on guns in Illinois, and 2) the ban on guns in Washington D.C. Given those two explicit examples, along with his position on other gun-restrictive measures, a fear of him "banning" guns for all citizens is not unreasonable.

Anonymous said...

4:54 post is one of the many examples of WK's manipulating the facts

The ban on guns in D.C. was a ban D.C. elected officials put in place themselves(it's called representative democracy), which the Supreme Court outlawed as unconstitutional, all before Pres. Obama took office.

Nice selective use of the facts to support your biased views, WK.

wordkyle said...

Oh please. Here the interviewer says "You support the DC handgun ban" and Obama says "Right." That, um, was my point. My "selective use of the facts" was paying attention to what Obama said. Sorry if reality interferes with your delusions.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, your patience and calm are astounding.

Anonymous said...

Oh please yourself, WK.

Pres. Obama supported the gun ban that DC officials passed themselves. Again, that's an example of democratically elected officials enacting laws on their own community. They could be voted out of office if the DC citizens choose.

Pres. Obama supporting that is a long way from "'banning' guns for all citizens" (your words).

And BTW, exactly how could the prez "ban guns for all citizens"?

The prez doesn't have that power, or anywhere near it.

To say he supports DC's law is a bit different than to say it is not unresonable to think that he could be coming after the whole country's guns.

Now you can go back to your delusions and typical REpublican fear tactics.

Anonymous said...

Dude, you can't live without your liver- no need to ice you down unless trying to keep funk off your decomposing body.

Also, you silly Obamacrats we don't live in a Democracy, we live in a Republic.

Did Obama get hit on the head as a child? I don't want to sound mean but, he seems kind of simple minded.

How did you like how Khamanei punked him over his 'reaching out' during Nowruz? That was the first reason to not 'reach' in the first place- it wasn't going to work.

I would say he's going to insure we get into a war with them but, he hasn't got the sand in his gut for that but, before it's all over with he'll make sure Israel is forced into flattening them( not that it will bother them but, he'll force their hand on the issue).

wordkyle said...

624 -- Riiiiigghht. You're arguing that Obama saying that he supported the gun ban in DC didn't mean that he supported the gun ban in DC, which is what I said. Gotcha.

One positive result of your comments: You made people go look at the video for themselves. Good job. They can compare my comments to yours to see whose are more credible.

Anonymous said...

COCAINE SOLD IN RHOME????

GOOD GOD MAN....SAY IT AINT SO!!!