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4.02.2009

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Another lawyer who has a blog (who actually blogs about legal stuff) receives a Wise County type of comment after he wrote about illegally excluding minorities from a jury panel.
  • Fox 4 had a story about a donkey basketball game in a northern state. Really? Let me introduce you to Chico and Boyd.
  • Lots of interesting comments below about the helicopter ambulance in Wise County. Such a service is critical in the metroplex but is it really needed often for a car wreck in Paradise?
  • I don't think I've seen a single bluebonnet.
  • Lots of drownings last week. Lots of high profile arrests yesterday: (1) in the murdered UNT linebacker drug deal gone bad case, (2) the 13 year old found dead in her bed in Arlington case, and (3) the horrific rape and set on fire case.
  • Seems like rotten weather this Spring due to most hated climate issue: Wind.
  • I always think the seasons should be capitalized, but I think I'm wrong about that.
  • Every big time business guy in the old movies had a bar in his office. I've never seen an actual bar in an office.
  • The Queen of England looks tiny next to the Obamas.
  • The movie The Queen was great, and I would have never predicted I would like it.
  • I wonder if NASCAR fans consider "Boogity. Boogity. Boogity. Let's go racin'" to be funny or a beat down? I vote beat down.
  • Lots of video footage yesterday of the riots at the G-20 summit. Video footage of a riot is normally entertaining. My eyes are always dancing all over the screen to see who is doing what to whom. And if you can get a little blood on your face, you're guaranteed to make the telecast.
  • "Prankster links sites in Collin County judge's name to gay website." Yeah, probably a bad prank, but it was a little tiresome that the judge decided to call the incident "the politics of personal destruction." That's the best ya got?
  • I'd like to see the process of my dress shirts being laundered at the cleaners.
  • The financial advise of "pay off your credit card debt first" seems to miss the point. I suspect most people with high credit card debt don't have the money to pay it off. That's why they ended up with high credit card bills in the first place.
  • Jarhead had a post yesterday about watching a lady go nuts in the Quizno's line because onions were placed on her sandwich against her wishes. How do people like that lady make it through life?

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Drive North on 287 into Montague County and you will see Bluebonnets! Especially between Sunset and Bowie!

Anonymous said...

I HATE the f'en wind!! Hate it! Nothing you can do about it. Rain, use an umbrella. Cold, put on a coat. Not one damn thing you can do about the wind.

Anonymous said...

BG, you outdid yourself on today's photo.

attaboy!

Anonymous said...

I hate the wind too. It really blows.

Anonymous said...

I capitalize the seasons anyway. The seasons fall and spring just looks like a verb instead of a noun if you don't capitalize.

Anonymous said...

The photo of the day looks like a cheap Craigslist prostitute photo. Don't ask me how I know that.

Anonymous said...

And the wind cries Mary.

The still dead Jimi Hendrix

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Micheal (I'm an idiot) Moore is now happier with who he voted for for President. I mean his President firing the head of GM and possibly allowing them to go bankrupt, who would have "thunk-it"? Last I remember, when he made his movie about how bad the car makers and employees were being treated, it was the fault of Washington but mainly Republicans. Now we have a Socialist President running car companies and letting us know Washington will back our warranties. Man that's encouraging! And now his "boy" at the Tresuary wants to take over more companies. This is working out for everyones benefit!! Whooo-Rahhhh! I'm going to go throw-up now. Wake-up America!!

Anonymous said...

big boobs does not equal hot. she's yuck.

Anonymous said...

A proud Ho-Dog!!

You may call me Your Majesty. In fact, I insist. said...

That angry sandwich lady makes it through life because the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

I think the seasons should be capitalized too but I don't know what the rule is.

Anonymous said...

Most of the air ambulance helicopters in service in the US are only there due to the lawyer/profit/prestige factors.
They are grossly overused and time and again you'll find by the time a patient waits on the bird, is packaged for the trip and then they are offloaded a ground ambulance could have had them there in the same amount of time or quicker for a lot less money.

Anonymous said...

Once again calculate the cost of GM or AIG going bankrupt! So easy to say. So easy when you either don't have to live with the consequences or suffer the consequences. But put a number to the increased foreclosures, individual bankrupts, the increased unemployment benefits, trips to emergenc rooms. Distasteful as the bailouts are they might just be the least disruptive.

The real difficult decision here is deciding which ones are too big to fail and not too big.

The bad times are yet to fully hit Wise Co, but I understand the traffic at WARM is up cosiderably already.

Anonymous said...

"I don't think I've seen a single bluebonnet."

BG....you must drive up and down 287 with blindfolds on then, because they are out!!!!

Anonymous said...

Quiznos incident===LADY???

Anonymous said...

8:47
You are so right, it is ALL Obama's fault!!! I wish Bush would of been able to run for a third term, because HE knew what he was doing.
It is people like you that I wonder how they make it through life!!!

Anonymous said...

9:02 (half-@ss economist, professional socialist)

It's not the government's job to decide who's too big to fail or not.

That honor belongs to the marketplace.

THERE IS NO:
-right to work for more than the marketplace will bear.

-right to own a home you can't afford.

-right for a company to exist that produces products that noone wants.

-right to freedom from the consequences of poor financial/management decisions.

The recovery from the failure of a company like GM will take years.

The recovery from this "bailout" ( power grab for liberal socialists) will take GENERATIONS!

Anonymous said...

Here Here 8:31... You did good grasshopper...me likey... and I have a Bar in my office...made some good deals over a scotch before...

Anonymous said...

Should anyone find a taupee (red in color) on the square, please get it back to me. I'll be the bald headed guy walking the square with my head down. Dang Wind! I thought I used enough hairspray but the comb-over part still blew up and there it went. It was last seen on main st. rolling North. It looks like a red fox,sort-of,that's what mama tells me anyway, so don't shoot it. And thank you.

Anonymous said...

8:47 Annon....

I wonder if Micheal (I'm an idiot.....

President Obama did not cause GM's problems. GM created their own crisis long before Obama was elected.

Many things contributed to their problems and certainly the failing economy was the tipping point. But from a leadership perspective, it is the familiar "greed over sound business" thinking that we are seeing played out in corporations everywhere today. Focusing on higher profits and losing sight of their core business. When their unscrupulous money grabbing priorities results in driving a successful business into the ground, the CEO should be fired. It is capitalism gone wild.

Roger & Me in 1989 was an ironic and humorous look at the affects of GM CEO, Roger Smith's decision to close factories and move them to 3rd world nations. It showed the devastation to American communities and the painful hardship on people left behind. Ronald Reagan and Repub's supported this corporate style of greed. Now, 20 yrs later, GM is bankrupt and America's economy is crippled. Too bad more politicians and CEOs did not pay more attention to Michael Moore's documentary at the time. Maybe they should all watch it now and ask themselves where they went wrong.

Anonymous said...

The reason you aren't seeing any bluebonnets is because you are wearing those liberal rose colored glasses.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Office Bars. I remember one in the lawyer office of the late Bill Nobles. I sure miss him and that dang bar..

Anonymous said...

I have to agree that this girl is yuck. I'm from BOYD and even I recognized her jacked up mouth. Yuck.

Anonymous said...

We have a bar, a stage, a stripper pole, and flatscreen tv's......We are not big time, but we do have fun. Secretary looks good too.

Boogity equals BEAT DOWN.

Anonymous said...

Buttaface!

Anonymous said...

Bluebonnets out at 1658 and 380 in Bridgeport, plus drive 51 south between 114 and Springtown. Not as many as usual, but very nice.

David said...

The Daily pic looks like a TRANNY!

Anonymous said...

I've scrutinized this photo very very closely and it is my opinion that something in it is fake.

I mean who would honestly put that green stall and that lavenderish tile together?

Yep, I know somethin about these kinds of things.

Anonymous said...

I will never buy a GM product again..because they are a government entity now and by definition destined to become even more inefficient than they already were. the new GM CEO Toady looks like a fry cook at a Sonic.

I will now buy Fords until they dip into my pocket to pay union pensions...and then I will move to the Japanese brands...

Anonymous said...

9:36 - I didn't say a word about Bush, you must have me confused with another comment, then again,you sound a little defensive, confused and otherwise as most who voted for Obama will feel in the next couple of years, if not already. Sad part is, our present Government is bailing out Companies who contribute money to them (Congress and Senate) and you apparently voted for that, dah!! And, as most liked to say a few years ago about Bush, it's all happening NOW under Obama's watch. Bush may not have got a third term but he got more than Obama will, he's a one termer. Oh and by the way, I have made it through life very well thank you and good luck to you. Now go take a nap and relax!

Anonymous said...

Funny, 9:53

Never have had a bar in my office, but does having a bottle count ? Like the DA and attorneys do on Law and Order

Anonymous said...

The Quizno Lady needs to be introduced to the wonderful world of psycho pharmaceuticals.

Anonymous said...

Most of the lawyers I have worked for had a freaking lounge room in their office complex, not just a a lowly little bar in someone's room. It's just too tacky to keep a fridge full of beer in an office room with all that heavy wooden lawyer furniture.

Anonymous said...

I am amazed at how many people villify credit card companies. It's like people who keep poking a stick in their eye, all the while being mad at the stick.

Anonymous said...

"pay off your credit card debt first" meaning if you have an extra $10 and ten bills, pay off your CC before other debts because CC's interest rates, late fees, etc. are so outrageously high that by paying them down first you will probably save money.

But, where to get that extra $10 is the problem. They always say give up Starbucks.
IMO, If you have credit problems and are still drinking Starbucks, you not only have credit problems, you also have mental problems.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts on your credit card comment...earnings release for first quarter 2009 is coming up for Citicorp, which should make for some pretty interesting stock market activity. Having some experience in the consumer finance industry, Q109 could be a better quarter (relatively speaking of course) for Citi as tax refund season has historically been a favorable time of year for this industry and from the recent economic data that I have seen, more and more people are paying down on their credit cards. Also, these companies can sort of "manage" their collections, literally through manipulating call volume (calling people to make a payment or work out a payment plan). These will have a postive impact on collections (i.e. lower charge-offs). As a result of this, I am betting Citi (as well as Bank of America) will beat analysts earnings estimates. We'll see..

Anonymous said...

Omg!!! Again, with the self taken pictures!!! I Can't STAND girls that do that! I mean, seriously... it looks foolish, desperate, and just plain pathetic! Set the self timer... ask a stranger to snap one of ya for a second! GEEZ!!!

Not to mention...she's gross!

Anonymous said...

As a loyal and concerned reader I feel compelled to tell you that I sometimes worry that you are perhaps suffering from a brain cloud.



---Joe Banks

Goober said...

In regards to CAREFLIGHT, like the law, there are certain protocols which govern how and where an injured patient must be tranported. Roleovers are automatic to level 1 hospitals (JPS, HARRIS F.W., etc.) The type of injury &/or accident could have dictated the need for the flight.

Anonymous said...

Other than Mr Madoff, few who caused this eco mess are suffering. They have years of multi year bonuses and salaries, tax havens, etc. to cushion their pain.

The little guy once again takes it on the chin. GM, AIG etc are made up of far more little guys than top shelf guys. I have no problem with government helping the little guys indirectly by helping the company.

Keep in mind the Saving and Loan Crisis a few years back. Just a smaller version. While we won't most likely get a one to one return when we sell off our 80% share of AIG (probably to the top shelf guys who brought it down...as it worked with S$L) we will get much of our money back just as we did with the S&L's. In the meantime we helped the little guys.

Xanthippas said...

Jarhead had a post yesterday about watching a lady go nuts in the Quizno's line because onions were placed on her sandwich against her wishes. How do people like that lady make it through life?

I don't know, but it would be nice if they were given a harder time meeting that goal by the people they abuse.

Anonymous said...

Interesting tan line.

Anonymous said...

Had a buddy that worked for G M that carpooled with three other people.Had a toenail that had to be removed got six weeks off with pay so the others had one removed.Adocter in Arlington was known for this.Wonder why they are on their ass?Not really. DAGO

Anonymous said...

HaHa 932. That is how Republican's work. Give them a loophole, and they run with it. Even with a sore toe.