3.11.2009

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Chalk drawings on a sidewalk can't help but make you smile.
  • Channel 8 News covered the Jackie Murphree fundraiser yesterday in Decatur and there's footage of Jackie who made an appearance. You can watch it here. Keep a Kleenex handy.
  • I had someone printout this pic of a news anchor and give it to me yesterday at the courthouse for no reason other than she thought I'd like it.
  • How in the world did the ankle-monitor-for-truants story become such a big deal when not a single kid has ever been outfitted with the device?
  • How could anyone possibly have a "Git R Done" sticker on their car?
  • Everyone sure has become an economics expert all of a sudden.
  • Triple death in North Richland Hills last night off Rufe Snow. The ages of the dead are 17, 38, and 55.
  • The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders performed at Bass Hall? Pictures to prove it.
  • So many people who have a problem waste time explaining that problem to someone who cannot help them.
  • I'm almost at the end of 1776. I had thought it would be about the Revolutionary War and its people as a whole but it was only about the year 1776 (go figure). Sound boring? Not even close. It was riveting.
  • I think the far right wing is getting nuttier.
  • One of these years I'm going to the St. Patrick Day's parade on Greenville Avenue. But not this year: The forecast is for rain and temperatures in the 40s.
  • "Woman Injured In Sex Toy Mishap." How can you not click on that?
  • Every two years in the legislature, there's a bill to require all consents to search to be in writing. Every year it gets shot down despite there being no legitimate reason for it to die.
  • I've spent exactly one night in a hospital. Well, two. One night was sitting in a chair beside a sick girlfriend. I felt pretty good about myself after that.

44 comments:

chupacabra said...

I'm proud of you Decatur for helping the Murphree family - proud.

Anonymous said...

Even chalk body outlines on a sidewalk?

Anonymous said...

RE: days in the hospital.

I've spend 45 since september 22, 2008.

Anonymous said...

Do you ever consider the idiots on the left, Barry? How about the fools who put Obama bumper stickers on their car?

Anonymous said...

Question: What happened to the law suit against TXDot in the Murphree case? Why must the Murphree family come up with this type of money when the drunk driver's insurance should be paying for it? OR, the highway dept that was sued should pay for it? I can't understand how a family can be left to foot the bill for Jackie's treatment/care when there should be money pouring in from those who were responsible! Anyone have any info on this?

Anonymous said...

"Chalk drawings on a sidewalk can't help but make you smile."
Chalk outlines on a sidewalk can't help but make you frown.

"So many people who have a problem waste time explaining that problem to someone who cannot help them."
And we wish you people would stop wasting OUR time, because we don't care about your problems

"How could anyone possibly have a "Git R Done" sticker on their car?"
Equally dumb:
~My child is a (insert boast here) at Generic Elementary.
~My son/daughter and my money go to (insert institute of higher education here)
~I Heart (insert obsessive passion here)
~I only drive like this to piss you off
~Obama '08

"Woman Injured In Sex Toy Mishap."
"...the woman’s lover attached a sex toy to a saw blade and then proceeded to use the power tool on her. Unfortunately the blade cut through the plastic and cut the woman."
A reciprocating saw? Really?!
When a fictitious sheriff's deputy asked why, the man allegedly said: "Git R Done!"

Anonymous said...

B.G.-
Surprised you have no mention of Time's story on the top 10 endangered newspapers in U.S. Ft. Worth Star Telegram is #9.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

I'm new to this area but that young woman trials and the trials of her family really touch my heart. She is obviously a wonderful person who impacted many. First time I've ever sent money to a family I didn't know.

Anonymous said...

8:29
It's possible that the lawsuit, and the claim against the insurance company, are moving forward. In the meantime, I'm sure the family is doing what is necessary for their daughter's recovery, and worrying about how to foot the bill will come later.
Most people would mortgage their future to help a family member recover from this type accident. Any monetary gain from the state or insurance company can be applied as repayment

President Clark said...

The St. Patricks Day parade on Greeville is a beat down. Way too many people and the beers are like $10. It's not even close to worth it.

Anonymous said...

I just wanna know where you got the pic of the bikini girl????

Anonymous said...

In 51 plus years I have spent one night in a hospital, mostly because I sawed off my thumb.

My opinion of those places; you will almost always be worse off for having trusted yourself to that whole money-grubbing industry.

Next time I saw something off my body I'm just gonna take it home with me and be miserable for free.

Anonymous said...

re: today's pic
Have you been inserted into this photo as well? I've been studying on it considerably.
If you do this every day, you could become as iconic as the Bunny logo on the Playboy cover.
I'm just sayin'

Triple Fake Hef

Andria said...

If you're digging 1776, go a bit further back in history and check out "Mayflower" by Nathaniel Philbrick. I just finished it and thought it was great!

Anonymous said...

Is that some kind of tattoo of a faded bush or somethin on her stomach?

Other than that she's some kind of gawd danged goddess.

Jarhead said...

Wasn't "Git-R-Done" The DHS football team motto a few years ago?

Just sayin' **banjos-a-playin'**

Anonymous said...

The Far Right has gone nutty? Good Lord have you heard Nancy Pelosi's recent bitch about only wanting to fly on a certian type government plane? She insist that she fly's this particular jet at a cost of $3000.00 an hour. Times past, she has made the crew wait on her then decided to cancel the trip. What an egotistical moron. Yea, she's worried about watching her spending. I'm telling you, the best thing that could happen is for the IRS not to receive any mail for a solid month beginning April 15th regardless of whether you owe or not. I find it funny you think the right is getting nuttier when the democrats are spending all the money, yep, I know you're trying to start something.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the sore neck, great bikini image. Or, should we start looking at bikini babes at an angle? Meanwhile, I have a stack of books underneath my computer...

Bill in Forney

Anonymous said...

Hey Bill,don't you work for that Fabrication place in Forney,isn't it called Fornicators?

Didn't you just get bumped up to Head Fornicator or somethin?

Yep,I think I know you.

Anonymous said...

A GIF, Barron? Really? That girl deserves more than 256 colors.

Phillip J Hubbell said...

Once again..."idiots on the left" is redundant.

Anonymous said...

9:38
When you sawed off your thumb - sex toy mishap?
Nah, I'm just kidding, you're alright!

"Put the saw down and put your pants on!
(unrelated inside joke)

Anonymous said...

Jarhead, why don't use your fingers to write that girl a check, rather than spew Decatur hate on this blog.

Besides, We all know that you couldn't cut a buck here and that you live off of your old lady. So why pretend otherwise?

....bad ass Marine that went to TCU can do nothing better than bring down others. Sad.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

11:17 am... THANK YOU! I had to laugh when I read that... *wink wink*

Barry, I told ya that after 1776 you would wishin for 1777, 1778, etc... And ol King George... worst British Monarch ever in hindsight?

And one other thing. CLICKING ON YOUR LINK ABOUT THE SEX TOY INCIDENT OPENED UP A TROJAN VIRUS POINTING TO MALWARE SITE called... VIRUS DOCTOR. BEWARE. Be extremely Careful.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

SORRY... upon further investigation it was a hanger on from a previous Trojan I had from an earlier infection... it left behind several "time bombs" that wait for the right moment to spring themselves...

Thank you Malwarebytes'

Sorry for the false alarm

Anonymous said...

I thought Trojans protected you from Viruses?

Phillip J Hubbell said...

"Everyone sure has become an economics expert all of a sudden."

Doesn't take much to be an expert on economics when the people running the economy are such morons. You want more of something you subsidize it...you want less of something you tax it. We are taxing wealth and subsidizing government and poverty...so we will get more government more poor people and less wealth. Not hard to figure out. Even a liberal could figure it out if they could get their head out of Mr Obama's ass for a moment.

Jarhead said...

12:11,

Because I like making fun of Decatur, just like I enjoy making fun of Granbury. If you can't take it, don't read it. Obviously, you can't take it... Tho thenthitive.

Why don't you write a check for the both of us and let me pick my own causes to support?

"We all know that you couldn't cut a buck here and that you live off of your old lady."

I've never worked in Decatur, so you're right, I never "cut a buck" there. I "cut my bucks" in Ft. Worth and elsewhere ~ "the real world", thank you very much.

Don't hate me because I'm married to a successful, professional woman. I'm not as dumb as you thought I was, huh? Again, your hate and jealousy are showing.

What does your spouse do? Where do you "cut your bucks"? Or are you just pissed off because the economy has claimed your job? Why don't you share some personal details with us? Yeah, right. Never happen. Anonymous coward.

"bad ass Marine that went to TCU..."

I'm willing to guess that these attributes, taken individually, are more than you've ever accomplished in your apparently pathetic life, and taken collectively, far exceed anything will ever hope to accomplish.

Prove me wrong.

ticktockticktockticktock.

*crickets chirping*

That's what I thought.

Best of luck to you. I hope you're not this angry and envious all your life. That would truly be "sad."

Anonymous said...

I would smoke that plant on her right nipple

Anonymous said...

Good gosh Barry - not the stupid ankle stuff out of Precinct 2 again. I thought we got rid of that stupidity in other posts.

And it IS a waste of money.

OUR tax money.

Phillip J Hubbell said...

You know...Granbury is at least "drive past country" I mean if you are going from Fort Worth to Stephenville you have to drive through Granbury. Decatur is like the state of Oregon...you have to be aiming for it to go there...because nobody drives through to get someplace else...everyone from California flies to Seattle....so it isn't really in the way of a drive from the Bay area to Seattle...you have to mean to go to Oregon. That is what Decatur is like...you have to mean to go there. Which makes all the visitors there extra suspect.

Anonymous said...

If more people would just focus on the bikini clad subjects and sex toys the world would be a much happier place!

Double Fake Fence Eating Hammer

Anonymous said...

Begging your pardon, Mr Hubbell, but when one drives from Ft. Worth to Wichita Falls or Amarillo, one DRIVES THROUGH Decatur. We're just as "important" as Granbury in that respect. :-)

Jarhead said...

Yeah Mr. Hubbell, but who in their right mind would go to Stephenville? That place is worse than Decatur and Granbury combined!

Anonymous said...

Hey Hubbell, why don't you research the number of travelers from Ft Worth to Stephenville and compare that to Ft Worth to Wichita Falls or Amarillo. Pretty weak Hubbell, Pretty Weak.

Anonymous said...

Barry, did you snap this one at your Sunday School class party?

The Deacons at FBC Bridgeport will be after you (or her) for this pic.

:-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Hubbell,why don't you take that big telescope you got floatin around in space and look for your head cuz I think it's stuck in Ur anus.

Anonymous said...

jarheed is owned again...bwahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Re: "I would smoke that plant on her right nipple"

You might consider taking a course in plant systematics prior to smoking any of them. Some natives of the South Pacific chew or suck on that one.

Anonymous said...

Granbury vs. Decatur:

1) Both equidistant from F.W.

2) both within a few minutes drive from a race track (that's important)

3) Granbury's lake is nicer I think, but I don't really know what Decatur's lake is like, or even called.

4) Decatur is closer to Oklahoma, but I'm not sure if that's important.

5) Granbury's cops are a lot less oppressive

6) Decatur's air is considerably more , uh, well, aromatic?

Since I live neither of these places I think I'll just spend this summer vacation in Waxahachie, it's closer to Mexico

Or maybe not, I didn't really check a map.

Thanks alot butthead

Anonymous said...

Actually, you are right...Decatur is a cess pool and everyone should not even consider moving there. (WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE ILLEGALS HERE!)

Anonymous said...

I would so marry that bikini girl.

Also agree that Decatur is on the way to places that I tend to go, WF, Amarillo, NM, Colorado. Also enjoy going to Granbury for its own sake, but the only time it's only a waypoint is if I'm going to Glen Rose - haven't had any occasion to go to Stephenville on purpose.

Dr. Smith said...

Seems all Hubbells are lost in space...........

Anonymous said...

BG, The Close Right registers the same high marks on the loony scale.