4.08.2009

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • You guys start hasslin' me about the Random Thought Girl Of The Day? Well, I shall retaliate.
  • But, you know, I kind of like this gal in a way that makes me question every shallow part of my soul.
  • I have always thought the The Ballpark in Arlington should have simply been called "The Diamond."
  • Speaking of, whatever happened to Ameriquest? Sub-prime lending would be my guess.
  • Speaking of, how can they possibly not have found some company that will pay a fair price for the naming rights?
  • Bad Robot
  • Two days ago, a single engine Cessna was stolen in Canada, intercepted and followed by two F-16s, and then landed in Missouri. Dumb question: How slow can an F-16 fly so that it can follow a single engine aircraft?
  • There's a growing sentiment in this country to subject prosecutors who withhold evidence to civil or criminal penalties. I have no problem with that. If your sense of right and wrong, as a prosecutor, can't guide you down the obvious path then you need to be sanctioned. Hard.
  • Cursebird: A website that tracks every curse word in every Tweet on Twitter in real time. (Warning: Language, obviously.) And you can also check to see whether a particular user on Twitter has ever been guilty of The Potty Mouth. In that area, I'm sin free.
  • Obama about the Iraqis yesterday: "They need to take responsibility for their country." Amen, bruther.
  • AnObiter went nuts yesterday and got freaky hair. And she posted a pic.
  • I heard sports guy Chuck Cooperstein once say that you know Spring has arrived when The Masters is being played. Yep.
  • I have the oddest memory of a female partner in my first law firm job say, as she gazed off to the side with the biggest smile, "I just love Tony" upon learning something controversial that Dallas Cowboy Tony Dorsett had said. We were in the elevator in the Republic Bank building in downtown Dallas. It just seemed so weird for her to refer to Dorsett by his first name, and I have no idea why I can't get that memory out of my head.
  • There's a mass shooting every week: Yesterday five ended up dead in Alabama. Truly, this happens so often that it just gets buried in the news.
  • WBAP's Amy Chodroff this morning referred to Flo Rida, who is appearing on American Idol tonight, as a "her."
  • A headline that will wake you up this morning: "Texas judge allows collection of dead son's sperm."

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

i lived in Arlington when the Ballpark was being named...a survey called "name the ballpark" went out to all the houses in the area and everyone voted on the name. it was a big deal back then, because everyone really liked the first stadium (for some strange reason) and nobody wanted to name it...thus, the Ballpark arose. true story!

Anonymous said...

The mother of the son who was killed outside a bar is either too old to have more children or too old to mother three more sons! When you think the world can't get more weird, something like harvesting sperm on life support happens!

Is this woman related to OctoMom?

Guess we need to pass some laws regarding parents making themselves grandparents after death. Or leave it in our will that we don't want anymore children after we are gone!

Maybe it would be better just going back to letting nature take it course and couples, or loony mothers can just adopt children who need homes!

Or the nutty ones can be left childless for a better world.

wordkyle said...

I hate to keep doing this, but you keep doing it: Bush said the Iraqis should take more responsibility back in 2003. That point has always been a given. You might as well post about Obama saying, "We need to water this grass more often."

I'm not understanding the Liberal breathlessness over every Obama platitude.

Anonymous said...

WHY? WHY? WHY? do these numbnuts kill all these people and then kill themselves? Just stay home, off yourself and leave everyone else in peace. Geez!

Anonymous said...

Obama made a lot of comments before he got back home. Of course, Iraq should be responsible for its own security and govern itself. The comment made that has everyone talking is "America is not a Christian nation". Why would he bring this up the week of Easter when more people go to church than anywhere in the world on Sunday. Guess he hasn't felt the need to go to church very often or any since moving into the White House. He will need Divine leadership to lead us through difficult time and he will need the prayers and help of Christians.

Anonymous said...

I was one of the hundreds that stood on 51 yesterday as the procession went by. WOW! What a tribute to the fallen officer. About 80 motorjocks, and I would guess 150-200 law enforcement vehicles from EVERYWHERE. DEA, Border Patrol, Tyler, Longview, College Station, and many, many other locations.
Thoughts and prayers to Officer White's family and also to York's family. Not York, but his family. I can't imagine how they must feel knowing someone they felt they knew so well, could have done such a horendous act.
Rest in peace, our protector!

Anonymous said...

Technically, an F-16 is also a single-engine aircraft.

- Double-fake Lockheed engineer

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the F16s circled around the vicinity of the plane, and kept track of it on their radar!

Anonymous said...

This Random Thought Girl might go over better because she's got those big thingies...in her hair!

That Flo-Rida comment would have flo-wn right past me. I've never heard of the person

First F-16 pilot: "Don't lose him!"
Second F-16 pilot: "Lose him?! I have to leave it in first gear to keep from passing him!"
*rimshot*

Anonymous said...

BG, the reason you like this girl is the same reason all of the guys on this blog will like her too. She is an attractive girl and she is also a girl that would possibly say yes to a date with you. Most of the other girls of the day wouldn't give any of us the time of day. That is my opinion on why we find this girl hot, besides the fact that she has giant boobs.

Anonymous said...

Do you think more mass murders are happening now than every before? I don't recall ever hearing about it every day. A few years ago, it seemed like there might be 1 a month... maybe. Is this because of the terrible economy or have I just been oblivious to the news in the past?

Anonymous said...

what the heck is the reflection in the pic behind the woman in curlers???

Anonymous said...

WTF???? Does that lady just plan to run around and offer random women her son's sperm or what? I can't believe that they would really allow this. They can't really guarantee that this woman will make responsible choices with the sperm so how do we know she won't go get some unemployed girl to have a few more welfare children? Is this really a responsible decision by that judge?

Anonymous said...

8:54 is right on! That's a normal woman with big honkers. Honk, Honk! Nuff said

Jarhead said...
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Anonymous said...

Our "President" bowing to
the Saudi King....disgusting!
It's just one cluster "F" after another with this guy.

Video half way down the page.
http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2009/04/08/bow/index.html

Anonymous said...

8:57 said:
"They can't really guarantee that this woman will make responsible choices with the sperm..."
That's funny right there, I don't care who you are!
Every day, people - both men and women - don't make responsible choices with sperm. The fact that it's a dead man's sperm and his mom making the decision about it...well, that just makes it weird!
Besides all that, 8:57, your reasoning is illogical. The judge doesn't have a say in what happens after the judgment; only in whether the request is legal. The unemployed mother on welfare comment is knee-jerk reaction.
I agree that the whole deal is questionable. It's not so much a case of a mother wanting to fulfill her son's wish to have children (conceived after he's dead?), but a woman's desperate attempt to have grandchildren AFTER her son's death

Anonymous said...

I once knew a girl that was a sperm collection site...I dont think she used a court order.Even though obammy cursed at her saying that she should take responsibility even though she was involved in a mass shooting that involved mostely blanks!Tony d. was playing at the diamond ball park at the time.I dont think the prosecuters cared because they were getting sanctioned so hard that the vasoline wouldnt stop the chaffing.

Anonymous said...

I can never understand why prosecutors can make up evidence to have Senator Stevens thrown out of office but yet William Jefferson who was caught red handed can't even be brought to trail. You liberal weenies play by a your own rules.

Anonymous said...

I think the chick in the picture needs better countertops. And artwork.

Anonymous said...

I'm ready for a new/better pic.

Xanthippas said...

Man, thanks for complaining guys. Though...is she that bad? Just sayin'...

Oh, I thought you conservatives here might enjoy these pictures of the troops in Iraq hating on Barack Obama (warning, terrorist fist jab pictured):

http://www.whitehouse.gov/photogallery/The-Troops-in-Iraq/

Phillip J Hubbell said...

Your picture simply proves that beauty is a process.

Anonymous said...

Barry, was there supposed to be a link to a bad robot?

Xanthippas said...

WHY? WHY? WHY? do these numbnuts kill all these people and then kill themselves? Just stay home, off yourself and leave everyone else in peace. Geez!

If only. And has anybody noticed how many of these are committed by jilted exes? People kill people and all that, but maybe we should consider whether emotionally and physically abusive men need to be packing heat?

Anonymous said...

Is somebody lookin for sperm? I got some I'll sell or maybe give away dependin on what the collect looks like.

Anonymous said...

The F-16's would have done a series of circles or S's to maintain their airspeed and to stay within intercept distance of the plane. They would not have been parked on the wing just flying along like you see in the movies.

Double Fake Pete "Maverick" Mitchell

Anonymous said...

Dear Barry, dear Barry,
Well I never thought
That me and my girlfriend would ever get caught.
We sat in the back seat just shooting the breeze,
Her hair up in curlers and our pants to our knees.

Double Fake Just Married

Anonymous said...

Don't you just hate those pretentious countertop snobs?
I, for one, feel that countertop appreciation is very subjective


Newsflash!
Troops supporting their Commander-in-Chief
Shocking photos from the Middle East!

Anonymous said...

SOBER UP BARRY!
THEY WON'T LOOK AS GOOD...........

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry

The girl in the pic is my wife
But thats not my house?????
Interesting

Double fake Newly Divorced

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Anonymous said...

Ten bucks says her name is "Connie" and she's got a cigarette in one hand.

Anonymous said...

Why does the person in that pic look so familar?

Anonymous said...

Barry, I think you should put more "real" girl pics cuz I LOVE to read the comments about them!

M-M said...

Wordkyle is correct, that has been the clarion call ever since we have been in Iraq, and it has been subsequently dismissed as an excuse from the liberals all these years.
Where's the outrage of those who voted for Obama. His campaign promise was to have ALL the troops out in 90 days from his swearing in. Now it's the year 2010, but with a continued presence of 35,000 troops. Wow, why isn't the man being crucified for not keeping this campaign promise, since it was such a negative attack tool used against Bush.
Where's the outrage for him keeping a presence over there and moving all the attention to Afghanistan? What's the big deal with Afghanistan, why does he want to send all that manpower in there? Why isn't he being dogged for not bringing all those folks home like he promised? SUCH HYPOCRISY!

Anonymous said...

All day with this picture...you've got to be kidding me.

Anonymous said...

8:33 AM

The United States is not a Christian nation. It is a country that honors freedom of Religion. I thank God for that every day. Because I am free to be Christian.

Xanthippas said...

No self respecting grunt would give that sorry sack o' dump the time of day. While you're surfing the interweb, look for the "rousing" reception he received from a group of Marines on a trip to Camp Lejeune.

Huh. So a picture of Bush getting high-fives from dudes on an aircraft carrier is a testament to the love "the troops" have for the C-in-C, but a dude who gives a dap to the Prez in Baghdad is an REMF. Double-standard, maybe? And I'd be interested to know the opinions of some of the black soldiers serving on the "front lines" in Iraq and Afghanistan. Or do they not count?

Anyway, just fyi...us civilians back home appreciate everybody whose left their friends and family behind to serve in a dangerous place like Iraq and Afghanistan. I don't really care if their REMFs or not because they're far away from home and my appreciation of someone's sacrifice isn't dictated by my approval of their politics.

Anonymous said...

Silly Sili aka Monica84 swears like a George Carlin Wannabe

Ranked: 1,148th worldwide Swears: 101 Score: 100 of 100

lol

Anonymous said...

M-M would you, if you know your a fool break down and admit it?

Anonymous said...

Obammy bowed to a man that just publicly beheaded three Pakistanis and the press doesn't ask him about it?

Anonymous said...

I'm working on a device that blocks every dim-witted comment posted by TurdBile and 'TardHead, but my server keeps crashing from overload. Heck, I might give it away for free to LLDQ fans.

Tom said...

Real women have curves.

Jarhead said...
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Anonymous said...

@12:16 pm. Hilarious.

I find this girl oddly attractive.

Anonymous said...

Zanaxippas, Only liberal weenies see color of skin when describing people.

Anonymous said...

Just saw on Brietbart where Obammy is considering seeding the clouds to prevent global warmism. Can this guy get anymore cuckoo? But of course. I bet all the people that live up north feel much better after just going through one of the worst winters on record.

Propagandist said...

Jarhead, excellent comment.

Anonymous said...

12:16 pm i know somebody beat me to this, but that is your wife and
that is my house(couldn't resist)

Anonymous said...

Zanax, ask those black soldiers if they signed up for their tours of duty while Bush was in office. I bet the answer will surprise you.

Anonymous said...

M-M
FINALLY. FINALLY. A legitimate criticism of President Obama. (although slightly hysterical)

President Obama has some reasonable criticism due him , however, the right-wing is currently on a whining-crying-bullying merry-go-round going faster and faster into la-la land so out of control that they have been unable to present a substantive point.

Unfortunately, even when President Obama made the campaign promise to pull troops out of Iraq, many of us realized this admirable goal would be difficult. The Bush led, unfounded invasion of Iraq will be a tragic mistake that will not end easily. Hence, adding to the severe consequences of his mistake. The 'surge' which sent more troops and bought off the insurgents with millions in cash only resulted in relocating them to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. Similar to the Whack-a-mole game. If we pull our troops out of Iraq and use our military might to battle Al Qaeda in unstable neighboring countries, they will only retreat back to Iraq. Chasing bad guys from one unstable country to another seems like a costly circle of human life and money while building resentment toward the U.S.

Perhaps President Obama's strategy is to build good will with the citizens of these nations. To encourage and support them to turn against Al Qadea themselves rather than joining Al Qadea as they are doing now. Developing strong internal allies, gaining intelligence and joining forces to defeat Al Qadea with minimal loss.

Republican voices without the extremism are needed to return our politics to a healthy balance this country needs.

Anonymous said...

Bought off insurgents with millions? Can you produce receipts? Or is that something you saw a conspiracist say on DailyKos?

Anonymous said...

I know it is probably an optical illusion, but the right side looks larger than the left side (her right - my left). Or do I need new glasses?

And why does she remind me of a lost weekend in Lubbock in the 80s with two empty bottles of mescal and a new tattoo?

My Other Brother Darryl.

Xanthippas said...

Just like a bleeding heart leftist to play the race card.

And it's just like a right-winger to leave out inconvenient facts. I'm sure you got along fine with soldiers of whatever color, but that has nothing to do with the point I was making.

You had to Google "REMF" didn't you?

No. Anyone who's read even one Tom Clancy book knows what that term means.

Look at all the women in the pictures. You know they didn't come from a combat unit.

No women have died in Iraq?

Look...the point I'm trying to get at is that I don't see why you have to go to the trouble of dividing up the "real" soldiers from the REMFs so you can avoid the inconvenient fact that some "real" soldiers actually like Obama. You have to know as well as I do that in a place like Iraq, you couldn't possibly hope to be safe just because you were camped out in the Green Zone. Sure, guys manning desks haven't died in the numbers that guys out on patrols in places like Sadr City have, but how many actually were killed by rockets, or mortars, lobbed into the Green Zone? Or suicide bombers that got past checkpoints? I'm just saying, you're imposing an artificial distinction here because that's easier than acknowledging that some real "front line" troops like Obama.

Your attitude is unfortunately becoming more and more prevalent in our society today: quick to an opinion, knowing what's best for everyone, glib remarks hiding behind book learning. A sense of full entitlement. It think the Wise County term for your ilk would be "All hat and no cattle." Truly a sad commentary on the state of our country and its future.

I don't know why an inability to acknowledge that some soldiers actually like Obama requires a psychological profiling of me.

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Anonymous said...

Nice job Xanthippas! Well said.

Anonymous said...

Oh Great. But she still is a skank but now with curly hair.

Anonymous said...

C'mon BG, tell us where you got the pic of the curler girl. She is hot!

Anonymous said...

4:05 Bought off insurgents with millions? Can you produce receipts? Or is that something you saw a conspiracist say on DailyKos?

It was widely reported in many reputable newspapers,magazines, tv, radio, etc.

Times, NPR, alertnet, yahoo......and many more.
Google it.

Anonymous said...

Jarhead says "I would not consider sailors and Marines serving on an aircraft Carrier REMFs. Baghdad, on the other hand is a 300 sq. mi. city of about 7 million, and probably one of the safer cities in Iraq ~ not exactly the front lines of the war on terror. This is the rear echelon of the war on terror."
You might want to look up where losses have occurred. It reads something like this: Baghdad, Baghdad, Baghdad some other place, Baghdad, Baghdad, Baghdad, Baghdad, Najaf, Baghdad...
Ever been to Sadr City?

Anonymous said...

"Mejias’ was killed when a mine detonated near him while serving outside of Baghdad on Sunday. He was from San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, and was 28 years old."

Anonymous said...

"The Polish officer was wounded when insurgents attacked a convoy of 16 Polish soldiers returning from a promotion ceremony for Iraqi civilian defense trainees near Baghdad. Maj. Hieronim Kupczyk, 44, died at a military hospital in Karbala, the Polish Defense Ministry said."

Anonymous said...

"It was the first combat death suffered by U.S. forces in Iraq since March 16, when a soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad."

Anonymous said...

The Club at RAB is under new management as of today. Just sayin....


Double fake K.A. Miller

Anonymous said...

And all of these newspapers, magazines, and tv shows are middle of the road and not left leaning weenie orginizations?

Anonymous said...

Jarhead, I appreciate your military service, but I have been offended by your remarks on this board today. As I am sure many others have been as well.

My father served proudly in the United States military for over twenty five years. He was wounded in combat and was awarded metals for his actions. He was a proud patriot, a good Christian, a devoted father and voted Democratic all of his life. I have a brother and four uncles who also served our country, are Christians and are Democrats. They all fought for our freedom to vote for whoever we choose and our freedom of religion.

Your derogatory statements here indicate to me that you have personal issues. Deal with them.

Anonymous said...

7:37, Ask your relatives if they would be proud to serve under an Alynskyite communist community organizer that apologizes to the world for all of our past attrocities and is cutting our defense budget and trying to disarm all honest nations of their nucular weapons and leaving only rogue nations with them.

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Anonymous said...

Yep, Jarhead...and you're right out there with your true identity, right? Hypocrit!!

Jarhead said...
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Anonymous said...

After 70 posts there are far too many errors, inaccuracies, illogical statements and false claims to correct or to bother to comment further.

Anonymous said...

Thought you were going on vacation, jarhead. bye bye now!

Anonymous said...

Why would everyone KNOW your true identity, Jarhead...Kevin? If you want to go by your own terms..then use KEVIN as your screen name. THEN we'll know who you are. As far as I'm concerned, the only one who is open about their true identity here is Barry Green.
And, if you people can't figure out that for some people it is necessary to remain anonymous, then it would be a waste of time to try and explain it. Thought you were smart enough to figure that out, but you must be "retarded" in your thinking. Bon voyage, Kevin.

Anonymous said...

The Bush crowd getting receipts? I'll bet that Halliburton stack is a tall one.

We bought them with money and weapons.

Anonymous said...

Lord, Please find Jarhead something to do.


Amen

chupacabra said...

Oh baby! The first thing I thought about the pick me up? She probably cleans up pretty good. Then: Probably fairly low maintenance. Followed by: I bet she's good with kids. And: She might already have a bass boat or season pass to TMS!
Good grief I've got to stop getting so old.

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Anonymous said...

Jars a good Dude...he's just rustlin your drawers...Sports Panties

Anonymous said...

the reason the lady in the picture looks lopsided..her flipflop fell through the plywood floor in her singlewide trailer. hubby is on his wat to lowes in his "white truck" to buy new plywood

Phillip J Hubbell said...

"As far as I'm concerned, the only one who is open about their true identity here is Barry Green. "

It's not true

Anonymous said...

I wonder Jarhead, are you anonymous on your local blogs, or just for the sake of us out-of-towners, do you identify yourself here?

Anonymous said...

If Jug speaks for all marines, then this is a contridiction to what I have been led to believe about marines. When Clinton was president, some nut-ball winger marine posted on a blog about how they would purposely not salute properly, or address the Commander in Chief improperly to show their disrespect for President Clinton. Another marine posted and stated that he did not believe such a thing happened. According the this marine, anything done improperly reflects on the marines, and no self respecting marine would intentionaly mar the integrity of marine dedication to our country, and whoever was Commander in Chief and would serve and protect him at all cost. Maybe this marine was wrong, and not all marines are the God Country Loving Americans that they claim to be. I thought they were to protect our President, regardless of who he was. Lack of piss use during a fire would indicate this is not true of all of them.