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5.18.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • One motorcycle death over the weekend in Fort Worth (but now I can't find the link.)
  • Mexico's wheels are quickly following off. There was a prison invasion this weekend that resulted in the escape of 53 inmates.
  • Also this weekend: Some guy shot his ex-girlfriend in a convenience store in the Como area of Fort Worth. Fox 4 showed the video of him chasing her through the store (but cut it off at that point for obvious reason.) Oddly, police are not releasing his name (he got away) but have released the deceased's name.
  • This is the complete text of a story on Fox 4 this morning: "Walmart is going after customers that used to shop at Circuit City. The retail giant is revamping its electronics department. Expect to see more selections including items that were top sellers at Circuit City." Was that a commercial buried as a news story?
  • Baylor great Mike Singletary gave a stirring "benediction" on Saturday but didn't say a prayer.
  • Since it wasn't my jog day, I walked my five mile jogging course instead of running it yesterday. I think that was more tiring than running it.
  • I learned that you can't be a date to the Decatur prom unless you or a Junior or a Senior and attend Decatur ISD.
  • The world looks different after a rainy day (like Saturday) followed by a sunny day (like yesterday.)
  • WFAA has shut down comments.
  • WBAP's Hal Jay said this morning that he had never heard of "You Can Leave Your Hat On' for 9 1/2 Weeks.
  • I've downloaded Lord of the Flies and I'm about two hours into it. I may be a literary idiot but what is so great about it?
  • From the Ticket this morning regarding the King Tut exhibit in Dallas: If it had a big screen playing Steve Martin's video of the same name, there would be more people gathered around it than the artifacts.
  • I think we're trying to kill Farrah Fawcett off.
  • I opened my front door for a while this weekend to air the house out. I ended up having to chase out a cat.
  • Channel 5's Mike Synder may be on his way out. Stay classy, San Diego.

60 comments:

moma247 said...

Decatur hasn't let dates from outside the Decatur junior or senior class for at least 15 years. I'm sure it still makes the students mad now like it did when I was in high school.

Anonymous said...

Cannonball!

Triple Fake Newie

Anonymous said...

I don't have anything ugly or stoopid to say...yet so I will say that I do feel sad for Farrah or anyone suffering from Cancer.

I do hope her passing is as painless and peaceful as possible.

Anonymous said...

Re: Decatur Prom

If that is true (only Decatur Jr and Sr can attend) then I suppose those who showed up intoxicated and disturbed the prom were "home grown?" and can't be explained by "that other element."

Wanna bet nothing is done about It?

Anonymous said...

Lord of the Flies. I have been nervous around large groups of twelve year old kids ever since reading the book. Little raptors.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Well, we knew you liked 'em young, but the school prom? C'mon, man

Cats don't have opposable thumbs, so here is the solution to your problem: screen door
Monkeys, however...
Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan: If the outdoors is so great, why is everything trying to get into MY house?

Greta said...

Here's the link for the motorcycle accident you couldn't find:

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/motoaccident516

Anonymous said...

I can't believe he shot her in the "Como" area. That's just rude.

Anonymous said...

"Lord of the Flies dramatizes the conflict between the civilizing instinct and the barbarizing instinct that exist in all human beings."

Check out the free SparkNotes from Barnes & Noble (or if you prefer, Barnes & Noble's).

Anonymous said...

Ya know,we have the Lake Como area in Ft Worth so I think they should change White Rock Lake to Lake Homo then you'd read he/she was shot in the Homo area.

It'd be funny.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Paige Klein and Travis Montgomery for winning at the regional track meet at Stephenville saturday...way to go, now go win at state..!

Francine Fishpaw said...

I took a 27 year old plumber to my high school prom. Good times. Guess that couldn't have happened at Decatur I.S.D.
Probably for the best. Husband has yet to let me live that one down.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe this hasn't been discussed yet:
Decatur ISD Board decided to pay teachers for days missed for swine flu, but not the instructional aides? Are you joking? These are some of the hardest working underpaid people in our districts (yes...more underpaid than teachers!) and they are withholding two days of pay? Not sure which Decatur ISD idiot proposed this plan but you should be ashamed of yourself! Especially when they were told to stay home! Another reason I don't teach for that district anymore!

Anonymous said...

10:29

You absolutely do not know what you are talking about! Read the Messenger later in the week.

Anonymous said...

"Buried with a donkey, he's my favorite honkey - KING TUT!"

Anonymous said...

10:13, who are you griping at?

Anonymous said...

Do you think she could have cleaned her room up just a bit before getting her picture taken? At least closed the dresser.

Anonymous said...

Nice Pic steal from Patrick Dohoney's blog.....lame

Anonymous said...

10:13 was fussing at 10:09 and just mis-entered the second number. I think that'a pretty obvious if you take the time to look at the sequence of the numbers. I agree with 10:13 that 10:09 needs to stop criticizing our school district and start researching and knowing what you're talking about before you speak.

Anonymous said...

The girl of the day is a slob, and I agree that she should try cleaning up a bit. Also, I am just sick to death of the fake boobs on this site. I know....quit signing on, but I like some of the discussion. I'm just so tired of the juvenile interest in fake female parts!

Anonymous said...

Well, 10:13 can't even keep straight who they're griping at. Perhaps they should not be so quick to criticize others.

RPM said...

Mike Snyder and Jane McGarry are the Powerdown Duo.

Anonymous said...

Keep the pictues coming.
Good Job Mr. Green

Anonymous said...

Do you think wfaa took the comments off because of the controversial one-sided story they presented about the Chico incident?

Anonymous said...

from Merriam-Webster:
bene·dic·tion
1: the invocation of a blessing ; especially : the short blessing with which public worship is concluded
2: something that promotes goodness or well-being
3often capitalized : a Roman Catholic or Anglo-Catholic devotion including the exposition of the eucharistic Host in the monstrance and the blessing of the people with it
4: an expression of good wishes

definitions 2 & 4 would apply in stated situation; although I don't understand not saying a prayer at a Baptist university

Anonymous said...

Mexican Prison comment.
sure had a lot of traffic this weekend across the street late at night at the trailer house. Hmmm and non of them speak very good english either. I wonder...........

Anonymous said...

If my information is incorrect, perhaps DISD should alert the IAs who are being told they are not being paid! I bet the central office staff won't be going without pay!

Anonymous said...

10:13 if you know so much about DISD, please enlighten on this issue---I'm quite sure there are parties interested in the "right info" who would really rather not wait until the Messenger puts it out there!

Anonymous said...

Sick of fake boobs? Are you serious? Keep 'em comming BG.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Jennifer Lopez will get the ax rather than Mike Synder on channel 5. But mostly I watch channel 11.

Anonymous said...

Good idea on letting Jennifer Lopez go. I think McGary can handle the news by herself so cut Snyder and bring back Rebecca Miller for morning weather! She was the best and is now the best on 33!

Anonymous said...

DISD Board has decided nothing. The Board has not met since the Swine Flu passed thru. The agenda on Thur includes approving a plan to compensate both groups.

I'd bet a small fortune that DISD Board or any other board in Texas would pay one group and not another.

Anonymous said...

I'm less interested in the facts of Decatur's prom than HOW you suddenly come to know this. You of all of us, know there are laws about that!

Lord of the Flies is pure social commentary, with a lot of gross images thrown in. Every time someone mentions "squealing like a stuck pig" my mind automatically flies back to that book.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca Miller over Jennifer Lopez any day. Maybe all new anchors on Channel 5 news at 10 would be good.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the common sense input from 12:59. Some people get so upset before there's even anything to fuss about. Quit being so quick to criticize.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I've missed all previous discussion in the school board thing, but please, 12:59, tell me you meant they would NOT do this to one group while paying another! I'm just positive that's what you meant. I sure hope you are on the board--soundS like you have a voice of reason!

Anonymous said...

Decatur has not ever let anyone outside the Jr/Sr class at Decatur go to prom. I know it was that way in the 70's also.

Propagandist said...

Dude, I knew you dated young chicks but not that young. How did your date take you not being able to get into the Decatur High School prom?

Anonymous said...

The instructional aides who work in Decatur ISD have most definitely been told that they will NOT be receiving pay for the 2 swine flu days. I know this to be a fact, because I was in the room when our principal told our aides.

Anonymous said...

The instructional aides who work in Decatur ISD have most definitely been told that they will NOT be receiving pay for the 2 swine flu days. I know this to be a fact, because I was in the room when our principal told our aides.

Anonymous said...

2:53. Maybe your principal was misinformed. It has not been decided or voted on.

Anonymous said...

2:53 Somewhere in your building or posted at central office or on the district web site may be the agenda for Thursday's meeting.
Check it out!

Can't explain your principal. After you have seen the agenda, go back to your principal for an explanation.

Anonymous said...

I worked in the Decatur district for 28 years and don't think we ever let anyone attend prom except members of the Decatur Senior class and the Juniors who worked in the concession stands and at other fund raisers to help raise the money to pay for it. Not even Sophomores or Freshmen at Decatur are not allowed to attend as a date. The reason for the rule was, and still is, a sound one. The district would have no way of disciplining a non-student attending who acts in an inappropriate manner such as being drunk or getting into a fight or causing some other disruption to the event other than to remove them from the event. They do, however, have that control over their own students. Pretty sound policy in my book.

Jarhead said...

RPM:

LMAO.

Anonymous said...

Is that a rainbow flag Jar? You do realize what a rainbow flag symbolizes, don't you, my dear?

If your answer is yes, its nice to know you swing that way...big kiss.

Double Fake Perez Hilton

Anonymous said...

Stay classy Monkey's Elbow.

Double Fake Mike Snyder, reporting from Kentucky

Anonymous said...

BEATDOWN...

Jarhead said...

I thought it meant peace, love and happiness... it has some other meaning?

I was just feeling happy and gay so I thought I'd portray myself holding a cheerful rainbow flag and eating a big thick foot-long... hot dog.

Please enlighten me. If 12 inch weiners and rainbow flags have some other connotation... well jeepers, I'd like to know about it!

Happy and Gay Jarhead

lovelit said...

Jarhead, that was funny.

10:33...re: the girl's messy bedroom...thank you!! The "hot" girls pictured are usually amidst a chaotic mess of some kind, classy gals.

And BG, Lord of the Flies is great, give it a chance...Chapters 4 and 8-12 are the best. Casting of societal constraints that force one to be civilized in order to live like a savage and give in to wants and desires without consequences makes for some good reading. We all have a bit of "Jack" in us:)

Anonymous said...

A foot long chili dog from Sonic can make any man turn to the dark side....

Double Fake D. Vader

Anonymous said...

4:38, then why can't freshmen or soph's go to the prom if they are dates of the jr's or sr's? They are students at the school and would be able to be disciplined. So, why keep them from going?

Anonymous said...

Several seniors at DHS showed up drunk to the prom. They were asked to leave and then ended up arrested by the FWPD. A few of these critters even had to spend the night in jail.

Anonymous said...

does it really suprise anyone about the messcan prison break? I don't know why they didn't ride home with the last shift.Oh I forgot someone had to bring the money.Not the dfirst time that happened. DAGO

Anonymous said...

Hey, give the aide a break. Morale is at an all time low right now for us in the trenches (not the teachers and coaches that have the cushy schedules, either).
There are alot of good employees in this district is sick and tired of being dumped on. The school board doesn't have a clue what's really going on. With the exception of a few, there are ALOT of unhappy employees in this distrct.

As for the principal that communicated with you about your pay, be thankful that your principal communicates with you at all. Aides and teachers are pretty much invisible at our school unless you have the word coach in front of your name.

Anonymous said...

The DHS faculty uses scab labor to run their concession stand. If you dont work for free, you cant go to the prom. We went partying at Joe's Garage instead...Pantera was the house band then. Waaay better than the prom.

Anonymous said...

Junior/Senior Prom is a rite of passage for the.........uh - JUNIORS and SENIORS. The young pus can go when the get to be juniors and seniors. I've taught high school for over 25 years and I can tell you that I've never seen a junior or senior that was upset that Freshmen and sophomores were not allowed to go.

It's the one and only time Juniors and Seniors of the school spend a fun and elegant night together. And let me tell you, kids you would never guess can dance - well, they CAN dance. Fun to watch - (not counting the dirty dancing that is embarassing to watch)

moma247 said...

Thanks Jarhead, now I have Southpark songs running through my head.

Anonymous said...

10:15 You know this how...quit spreading rumors. Some kids did have alcohol and ere asked to leave. One person was arrested for mouthing off.

2:32 You can work to earn points, to offset the cost of prom. If you don't want to you can pay. Not only are you learning responsibility but not everyone can afford to pay.

Anonymous said...

10:58 pm, please speak for yourself. I work in the district, at the HS, and I don't believe we have a lot or even a few unhappy employees. DHS is a great place to be, has great administration, teachers, support personnel and students. I'll bet our turnover rate this year is at an all-time low, and it's almost June. We normally have at least 10-15 every year who are fed up and leave - not this year!

Anonymous said...

My understanding of DHS prom is that they didn't know for sure if anyone was drunk until someone tipped off the Ft. Worth police about alcohol on a party bus. Then only one kid got arrested because he wouldn't shut his mouth. What's really sad is that the students suspected of being involved were given a chance to confess and still walk at graduation. But only a few came forward. I think that speaks alot about both sets of kids. A few have character but a bunch of the other ones don't have any at all. And that includes the parents that told them to lie.