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4.16.2009

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • That water looks nasty.
  • I'm not a hamburger guy, but everyone is talking about "Five Guys Burgers and Fries" which has opened in the Southlake Town Center.
  • The Tea Party in Decatur was pretty interesting. But they didn't get the memo that it was supposed to be a non-partisan affair since the Obama bashing was front and center.
  • And the first speaker, who seemed to be a very nice lady, spent a lot of time advocating "putting God back in school." That's a bit ironic since it was supposed to be an anti-big government rally and she was supporting government mandating religion in locally controlled schools.
  • And there was a funny moment when sirens could be heard in the background and one of the protestors yelled, "They are coming for us!"
  • Another funny moment was when one of the speakers supported term limits by saying, "We have them now! Vote out the incumbents after two terms regardless of who is running against them!" The very conservative assistant DA standing beside me mumbled, "I don't know about that."
  • Remember Northwest softball star Britney Barnhill? In her sophomore year at The Evil Empire, she is 20-9 with a 2.73 ERA --- the best on the team.
  • I've never cared much for the Rolling Stones, but I never get tired of listening to the opening of Gimme Shelter (but it's that female vocalist in the chorus that makes the song.)
  • I discovered there's a free "ink edition" of dfw.com which is basically an entertainment section of the Star Telegram (although I have no idea if it is associated with the paper). Man, it's great. And edgy.
  • Crazy hypothetical thought: If Texas voted to secede from the U.S., would the U.S. send in military or let us go? (Side note: Rick Perry played the Tea Party bit very well.)
  • The confederate flag made an appearance at the Tea Party in Burleson. Incredible.
  • OK, I'm done with Tea Party Talk.
  • I'll say it again: The documentary Thrilla in Manila currently being shown on HBO is absolutely great.
  • Is Seth Rogen in every comedy these days?
  • I remember one morning in the 1990s that there was a line of people in Decatur 100 yards long waiting to buy the newest Beanie Babies. (Very funny video of that silly craze here.)
  • I've not posted some comments that attack another commentor's kids.

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

She should have not thrown it out there...Oh wait she s above us right...

Anonymous said...

Barry you will enjoy this...Had lunch yesterday and who sat next to me and we had a GREAT conversation... Jerry Loftin, had two interns (assuming) w/ him that almost wiped his mouth after every bite..think if I needed a Jim Adler type attny...hes pretty slick...good guy though and i didnt feel guilty that my table was the only one enjoying a Cocktail...he joined us

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you could jet ski, although they have an outboard motor and that kind of defeats the purpose of the name, on the Trinity river. Must be in the greater Newark area. NRH2O must be feeling some effects of this watersports option by now.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, another member of Barry's Sunday School Class!!

Anonymous said...

Obama bashing at the Wise County Courthouse?

Oh my, just which President started this bailout mess?

Anonymous said...

You won't be sorry you ate a five guys hamburger. I tried one while we were in Washington, D.C. and they are GREAT!

Anonymous said...

Last night in Fort Worth, Perry got a lot of applause with stand on big government! Not a Perry supporter due to his NAFTA highway support for Texas, he did make some points with the TEA party protestors. A lot of young parents with children, middle age people, old people were present. Some one who knew the seating capacity of the ball park estimated the crowd at 5000. We couldn't get close enough to hear or see, but just reading the signs was a lot of fun. Some were dressed up in 1776 period costumes.

Unlike the protest in Decatur, the speeches were about spending, taxes and the big issue, states rights.

The 9-12 Project started by Glenn Beck had a booth there and a lot of people were signing up. This is a grassroots movement that will work through 2012!

Now we need a leader and voice to come forward from the movement. Or a third party to emerge.

Anonymous said...

Why do people on this blog think that three periods is an appropriate substitute for a single period?
Probably the same folks who put multiple question marks and exclamation points at the end of questions/statements for added effect

Anonymous said...

Dude those little jet boats are cool...used one in mexico...pretty fun...

Anonymous said...

8:11
I would expect nothing less from Wise County! I am soooo proud to call it my hometown!
You know it was Obama that caused all of this, not taking into consideration that the recession started when Cheney was in charge.

Anonymous said...

Change of subject. Any news about the drug bust in Chico? Nothing in the update, just curious.

Anonymous said...

.....!!!!>>>>.....

Anonymous said...

The tea parties had no set agenda and varied in responses across the country. Obama needs to take the heat and blame for things he can't control just as Bush did. We should not have high expectations for someone who has no background in leadership. He was a community organizer, a lackluster state senator, and an absent for the most part US Senator. He has never lead a business or been responsible for a payroll. He has no clue what he is doing and has completely lived up to all of my expectations. We need more tea parties.

Anonymous said...

Why does it take 3 city employees to paint 1 fire hydrant on Eagle Dr.?

Anonymous said...

Grew up on Rolling Stones, had a HUGE CRUSH on Mick Jagger!! Love me some Rolling Stones, gonna go put that on my I-Pod right now!! Thanks again Barry!!

Adolf Oliver Bush said...

I can't believe everyone is still of the opinion that Bush started this mess. He may not have helped it any, but the Clinton started it when he mandated Fannie Mae to LOOSEN credit requirements.

Anonymous said...

8:17
that shows a pause, or shows that thought doesn't need to be finished because the person you are "speaking" to gets it

Casual Observer said...

like this?....................................................................................................................................................................

Anonymous said...

8:58
If you STILL believe the Republican's attempt to misinform the public by overstating the role of Fannie/Freddie, you are hopeless.

That whole spin was a perfect example of how Republicans was an act of desperation. It is in their best interest that you do not find out how the Republicans, led by Phil Gramm, deregulated the entire banking industry. That deregulation allowed the greedy bankers and F&F to go to far resulting in Global economic meltdown. Exactly why a big part of their strategy is to convince their blind followers all other media is 'liberal' and not to listen to them. It makes it difficult for them to control your thinking if you know the actual facts.

Anonymous said...

I am so confused. Why would God need any help from a human in order to be in a school? What the nice lady's sign should have said was "let's make sure kids in school believe what I do."

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry is an idiot.......except he knows just what he is doing, playing to the ignorant and ill informed. He thinks the Federales are burdensome but fails to mention he calls on them to pay for hurricane relief, declare counties for drought, flood, fire relief, help with border patrol, keep the defense industry in Texas building planes the military doesn't want, and can you imagine the howl if the Federales decided to close any of the bases in Texas or the military hospitals?

Seceed indeed!

Rick Perry is the poster child for the week'kneed politicans who continue to get elected by an electorate that puts it's mind in neutral when it come to party.

I couldn't agree more that we need a grass-roots "turn them out" movement. But not one generated by FOX, nor one that plays to (or welcomes)the ignorant and bigoted.

Anonymous said...

This whole tea party thing makes no sense on so many levels. It is embarrassing.

Just an outlet for anger felt by those who voted against Obama and lost.
A tea party? A sore loser demonstration, maybe.

More like a HATER party.

Anonymous said...

Adolf,

First, the bailouts span a waterfront. It isn't just banks that got all of this money. Second, it wasn't Clinton that said banks who got bailout money in 2008 didn't have to account for it to ANYONE. And third, how many terms did Bush serve again? Oh yeah, two. Seems to me that if Clinton started anything so terrible, Bush had eight years to recognize it as such and put a stop to it, which he didn't do. He either wasn't smart enough to pick the right advisers in the first place, or he wasn't smart enough (or, if you prefer, her was watching his own family's holdings too closely) to listen to sound advice. I can't say I am a fan of how the current president is trying to clean up the mess, but if you can't acknowledge Bush's failures, got find a Young or Old Republican's Board to post on, where everyone will agree with you.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Bush did not cause this mess but he had 8 years to stop it and he did nothing. The new guy has been there since Jan. and you want him to have it fixed in in 3 months.

Anonymous said...

Well now 8:45, if you think you have the answers to government, get your sweet rear end out there and run for office.

It burns me up when folks gripe about government whether local, state or national, but don't have the guts to put themselves out there to run.

You just might change your tune when you are elected and see how little power you really have.

Ask an elected official.

Old Timer said...

8:45, my what a short memory you have. What did Bush take the heat for that he was not responsible for? He and the Republican Congress put in place the policies that led us into this deep recession. He led us into a war with lies and deceptions to revenge his father and he started the bailout to save his rich supporters. Quit blaming Obama for the Bush problems. 9:13, you are right on!

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it the Eagle Athletic Booster Club is trying to force the School Board to call a bond election for 8 million dollars to be spent on renovations for Eagle Stadium... Maybe just maybe they need to understand a tea party.

Anonymous said...

America is in a crisis. And the conservative movement wants to do what? Throw tea bags? Tea party? Protesting taxation with respresentation?? huh? WTF?

TX Governor Goodhair wants to secede from the union? Chuck Norris for president?

Joe, the not-a-plumber, plumber, was lead 'Teabagger' in Michigan.

Ugh. 8-(

People, er.. teabaggers ..... You have just been made a fool of.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet they don't protest when their preacher ask them to give him extra money.

Anonymous said...

"Gimme Shelter" is a CLASSIC and YES, That female vocalist could WAIL!!!

(Notice the use of several exclamation marks)

Anonymous said...

Obviously 8:17 is not that fluent in the grammar department, as the ...is a very acceptable method of writing, which indicates a pause and segue (do you know that word?) into another idea. Geesh!

Anonymous said...

Since when is a drug bust in Chico "news"?

Anonymous said...

Long live the confederacy!!!
There's 3 exclamation marks for you, 8:17.

Anonymous said...

I've been alive in this country through 9 presidents. Aint none of them fixed shit.

Anonymous said...

Been viewing tea party pictures on the internet this morning.

I have yet to see a person of color in the crowd of people.

Anonymous said...

8:45 "Why does it take 3 city employees to paint 1 fire hydrant on Eagle Dr.?"

Because the other two called in sick.

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry is trying Carl Rove's strategy of pander to the lowest common denominator. It doesn't work in the long term. People wise up, eventually. I am so tired of Rick Perry.

I cannot wait to vote for KBH.

Anonymous said...

Not really a comment that needs to go on your site, but Paul Halme, who owns a martial arts gym in Decatur, was in the Startlegram today.
http://www.star-telegram.com/807/story/1320073.html

wordkyle said...

I find it amusing to see the Liberal anger and hostility toward the tea parties and those who participated in them. I'll paraphrase the unspoken Liberal reaction: "Oh crap, they're organizing!" As Barack Obama said to CEO's: "I'm the only thing between you and the pitchforks." The most terrifying thought in the world to the Left is that those on the Right will wake up. (The Obama administration's attempt to classify them as terrorists might be the clarion that does just that.)

As for Bush and spending, tsk tsk. You Bush-bashers and Obama apologists may have forgotten how Conservatives rejected the Republican Congress because of their crazy spending. (See "elections, '06 & '08.") Bush's popularity even among his supporters dropped because of it. The Conservative stance on government spending has remained consistent. Obama and his Democrat Congress are appropriate targets for tea party protests because they have accelerated the spending, quadrupling the deficit before the ink had dried on Obama's four-year lease agreement.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lessons, folks, but I already know what (...) is used for. I occasionally use it myself. The question was why people use it in place of a period. Some of the posts today have no punctuation EXCEPT (...)
And I can appreciate the use of multiple exclamation/question marks, but not when they follow every stinkin' sentence!
And I know some of you will pepper the posts with extra helpings of all those to make a point, but when I get trashed because my posts annoy somebody, then I feel I have the right to reciprocate.

I do know the word "segue"!!!
I don't know the word "geesh".
Are you mashing up geez and sheesh, grammar queen???

Anonymous said...

Us someones of color like the status quo. You tea baggers leave us aloe.

Anonymous said...

I could care less about the tea parties; someone is going to lose a leg on one of those jet skis with the outboard motors. I am afraid this girl might even lose a breast implant!!!

Anonymous said...

facts are as follow acorn and clinton supported loosing the credit requirments with fannie mae today those that got loans under that cant pay up and are forclosed on and we are awe struck it is real simple why buy it ie a house if you cant afford to pay for it on your own. now as to whos at fault first the demolition democrats whos great leader started this and then bush gets a part for not stopping it but reid pelosi frank hillary and bill clinton are the ones that are the main problem starters who have broght this nation to its knees.

Anonymous said...

facts are as follow acorn and clinton supported loosing the credit requirments with fannie mae today those that got loans under that cant pay up and are forclosed on and we are awe struck it is real simple why buy it ie a house if you cant afford to pay for it on your own. now as to whos at fault first the demolition democrats whos great leader started this and then bush gets a part for not stopping it but reid pelosi frank hillary and bill clinton are the ones that are the main problem starters who have broght this nation to its knees.

Anonymous said...

To hell with the tea party talk. Let's focus on the chick with the huge boobs. It may just be my monitor, but her eyes look too low on her face or her hairline is too high on her head. I suspect that she's wearing the sunglasses to hide the fact that her eyes are also too far apart. Perhaps the victim of fetal alcohol syndrome. Not that there's anything funny about that. I'm not impressed by the tattoo on her left arm or the company she keeps. Someone should inform her that she can get an STD from a rental Seadoo. Is the left cup of her bikini top hiding a piercing? I do like the hint of a tan line just above her bikini line. I'd throw her a hump, but I wouldn't be too proud about it.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you support the TEA party. Were you the only one there not totally grey? I believe the majority of USA was surprised how many middle-aged people attended the rallies all over the country!

Anonymous said...

Tea gives me hives. So does Wordy.

Anonymous said...

Love Gimme Shelter! Remember it being played repeatedly at the Cellar in Fort Worth. I came of age on the pillows in front of the stage.

My Other Brother Darryl

PS - We used to cruise by Pat Kirkwood's house (the owner) in West FW to see his car riddled with bullet holes. Strange cat.

Anonymous said...

I used to go to the Cellar in FW, too, in my waaaay younger days, like 40 years ago days. Ever go to the Sea Hag out on Bluebonnet Circle?

haleyy said...

BG--i LOVE seth rogen. he's my fave. also, if you make your trip across the south you will see tons of confederate flags everywhere: cars, houses, merchandise..there is a store in bruce, mississippi that sells only confederate things, ill buy you a flag and ship it to the courthouse.

Anonymous said...

I used to get into the Cellar when I was 15 and they never checked my ID back then. I saw some wild ass stuff there.

My mom and Dad who have beat my ass off if they had caught me.God those were good times.

wordkyle said...

Seth Rogen is the Ben Stiller of his time.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 3:38 -

Yes, I was a pirate at the Sea Hag.

Also enjoyed
1. Showdown
2. Captain's Den
3. Quickdraw
4. J&J Blues Bar
5. Some bar on Summit where the Irish nurses from Harris Hospital used to drink.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

I worked at the Cellar in 65 right before I joined the Navy. I was there about 3 weeks making less than 10 bucks for an eight hour shift. Been to all those previously listed places as well except for Captains Den. Went to the Cellar reunion last month at J&Js Blues Bar as well. It was the 50th anniversary of the opening.

Anonymous said...

The only thing that will cause true change in government is to vote out every incumbent.

Anonymous said...

RTMT: Yummy!

Anonymous said...

STOP BASHING CHICO!!!!! You people should be ashames. Some of the nicest people I know live there. Think about what you say before letting it leave your lips. Drugs aren't any worse in Chico than anywhere else in this county--don't fool yourselves. In fact it's easier to be a good kid in Chico and stay a good kid than it is in some of the bigger schools in our county.

Anonymous said...

Well, if the Republcian's had done a good job, they would still be in power, and they would not have to have "teabagger cluster-fest parties" to express their hatred toward other ways of thinking. The party of no would rather have a full scale depression and crash and the world be like the "Mad Max" movie than anybody try to do something to get things righted. Righted! Ha Ha, made a funny.

Anonymous said...

Did the Grand Dragon come to drink kookaid and tea with the "bipartisan" teabaggers?

AnObiter said...

Funny. You must've become age-sensitive in the last while...I commented on your being a 100 years old for liking that whacka-old Rolling Stones song...[delete]? Oh well...I still say it.

Anonymous said...

When I see a confederate flag I think, "There's a person who regrets not being allowed to buy and own Condoleeza Rice."

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:48 Might check your spelling before you start preaching to the masses. "You should be ashames"? Oh really. How about "ashamed". And "think about what you say before it leaves your lips"? Do you have a "magical" audio link to this site that only you can hear? Perhaps you should lay down the pipe and take two steps backwards. It's called proof-reading and I think you might want to try it, if you want to be taken seriously, that is.