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5.14.2009

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • A shocking number of high profile celebrities turn 40 this year.
  • CiCi's pizza has opened in Decatur. I love pizza. I eat it about once every two years.
  • With the oil field bust the county is seeing, I'm really worried about all of these hotels under construction.
  • Isn't it great when someone pulls you aside to tell you "what's really going on" in a hushed voice?
  • I don't understand news of GM deciding to close some dealerships. Either they are profitable and deserve to stay in business or they are not -- and they'd go out of business on their own.
  • Earlier this week there was a wreck on 287 that killed a Decatur man. There are remnants of the wreck - tire tracks to be exact - that come within feet of where a cross has been erected in honor of the Decatur High School student who died earlier this year in the same location.
  • I'm not sure I buy all this "affair" business between the parents of John and Kate Plus 8. They couldn't buy this much publicity.
  • Obama refuses to release photos of abuse of accused terrorist suspects (well, not formally accused but you know what I mean.) The ACLU cause him a flip flopper, but I don't mind a guy who is willing to change his mind.
  • Talked to someone yesterday who had taken a Mediterranean cruise. Apparently there were lots of Russians on the ship. I would never have guessed that.
  • A guy who doesn't get off work until after 6:00 p.m. and has toddlers at home probably doesn't see the kids awake a whole lot.
  • Mavericks lost. Or so I've heard.
  • The NBA season is too long. The Mav's first game was October 7th. If the Cowboys season were that long, they would have been playing football into last month.
  • The civil personal injury trial in Decatur was rapping up yesterday afternoon. I'll try to find out what happened. The defendants were TxDOT and some company out of Boyd that helps in the manufacturing process of TxDOT trucks.
  • First streaker at Mets' new stadium. The guy running the camera could star in Idiocracy.
  • Had a client yell a greeting at me from her car yesterday. I asked her what she was doing. "Just heading to probation," she replied. Good times.
  • The Dallas Chamber of Commerce has to love this statement from a deputy police chief: "I just don't recommend anybody being by themselves anywhere in the city [after dark]."
  • What is up with all the cussing? I was in a convenience store yesterday and a guy was talking on his cell phone and dropping F bombs left and right.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

The struggling dealerships hurt other dealerships because they are willing to sell their stock at a loss and hope they can make money on service.

I still don't think it will help.

Soon GM will be....GONE.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if you understood how financing for car dealerships and GM's responsibility for the dealerships worked, you would understand the closings better. GM is on the hook for those cars in the end. Closing them down gives GM a little more control over how they disperse of the cars and get out from under the liability for them.

Anonymous said...

Holy Batshit BG..breaking news..someone reporting cats being thrown from a moving pickup on 730...more to follow..

Anonymous said...

Next time you hear someone dropping F bombs in a public place, you might ask them if they know any 5 letter words. Has always worked for me. Just sayin

Anonymous said...

Haven't you read the Index? The article on the sex scandal in Chico cites "local news blogs".

Anonymous said...

how come you recon the messupper done took down all the comments bout chico kid..?

Anonymous said...

827 probably just some wise co guy trying to help with the large rat infestation we have this year.

moma247 said...

My husband works in oilfield construction and when there is work, he rarely gets home before 6 pm, usually 7 or later, and is usually gone by 6 am. Since work has been scarce lately, our youngest (19 mos), has become very much a daddy's girl because he's home so often. Our other 2 children are used to the fact that he's at work because that's just how things have been much of their lives. Work has picked up lately and he sees them about 1 to 1 1/2 days a week, otherwise the youngest one, at least, is sleeping when he gets home. It definately causes an inner tormoil like no other: there's finally work so he's able to bring home desperately needed money, but he's not able to spend any time with his kids. It's sad, but you work with what you have to work with. The time he does get to spend with the kids is much more precious.

Anonymous said...

no other reports on cat tossing..scanner quiet....

Xanthippas said...

"The NBA season is too long. The Mav's first game was October 7th. If the Cowboys season were that long, they would have been playing football into last month."

You know, I'm inclined to agree with you. I like the NBA so at first I want to say it's great that the season lasts so long, but then I realized that I barely pay attention to the Mavericks before about January or February, so what's the point?

Anonymous said...

You could've asked the F bomb dropper if he knew any 2 syllable words??? Just sayin

Anonymous said...

I saw that streaker video on TV last night. Bold move sliding into second base with no clothes on! With your junk hanging out and all...OUCH!

The bozo who drops F bombs talking on the phone thinks nobody else can hear him except the person on the other end. But then, it's also usually somebody who doesn't mind dropping F bombs when they're NOT on the phone

Folks who tell you "what's really going on" are probably the same ones who get on the blog and scream "Wake up, people!" They never have any insight, they're just trying to convince you that their opinion is fact

I thought the same thing about John and Kate Plus 8. I've never seen the show, but it seems like a publicity stunt. Besides, when you have that many kids, who would have the time or energy to screw around?

Anonymous said...

Obama can appease the Daily Kos left wing nuts by releasing the photos of the terrorists who had a part in 9/11 only if he releases a photo of Danny Pearl's execution. The one one took a butcher knife and cut off his head. Yeah, the terrorists who gave up a lot of information when we used water boarding, was the murderer! When information gained will save another 9/11, why do we care about world opinion? If the left wing nuts don't approve of war, don't elect any of their candidates into office. Just let them be peace niks and flower children!

Anonymous said...

All these hotels, I ask the same question as you. I wonder if they are banking on other venues, such as the races at TMS. It is very convenient, even on race day, to go to the track from this side.

What about the super bowl and other "Cowboys Stadium" events? Are these hotels going to help house people for that? That's a long time away and only a couple week's worth of guest to build this many rooms.

I think they know something we don't. Or they just got in while the getting was good and now it's not so good.

Anonymous said...

What is Little Stevie doing as the girl of the day. Tell shim to get back to work.

DF The Boss

Anonymous said...

After reading an earlier post, I just read the Bridgeport Index front page coverage regarding local blogs reporting on the incident. Does the paper understand any comments written on a blog are not reliable sources? This is going to make it very hard to get a jury seated, if it goes to trial.

Also, believing 14 girls got together in a game is probably not true. It is just like one of the comments saying every girl in the freshmen class are not virgins!

Guess the Index had to get involved in giving more information out since they don't have a comments. Picking and chosing what comments are reported protrayed the girls as the predators and the boys as the victims.

Anonymous said...

went to cici's yesterday w/ a friend who was DYING to go! (its good but not THAT good) Wasn't too much up for fighting with all the wise countians over all u can eat pizza and pasta! But it wasn't a bad experience. yes its busy, but they're pretty good at keepin' that line going...it's worth going!Even Judge Cude was enjoyin' him some cici's

Anonymous said...

New hotels are going up every where, not just in Decatur. Oil prices will go back up and activity will start up again. This is just a downturn in the industry. Solar panels and wind farms can't provide what we need for years to come. Clean natural gas will help reduce imports from teh Middle East and help us become energy independent.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody actually read the Index??? Just askin

Anonymous said...

You know you're in rural America when cats make the news! I guess we should be glad??? that there is no real news?

Anonymous said...

"The civil personal injury trial in Decatur was rapping up"

Uh, Do you mean there were a bunch of black people singing obnoxious poem-like lyrics to really bad music?

Or were they "wrapping" up?

Anonymous said...

On GM closing dealerships, part of it has to do with the brands that the company is closing down, like Hummer. If your dealership was viable, but 74% of your profit margin came from Hummer sales, the parnet company can see the writing on the wall and is going to want to close you down. Some of it has to do with the vehicles on lots at this time, and still another component of the strategy has to do with creating the perception that it is harder to get a GM automobile, and thus, those automobiles must be better automobiles and worth buying (a similar strategy has been very successful in major league baseball, where stadiums are in many instances built to seat 40,000 instead of 45,000 so that on weekends when sellouts are announced there is a carryover to weekday desire to see the team play. Smaller # of seats in the stadium actually generates more $ for owners).

And with respect to the guy in the convenience store...is it possible he was just carrying on a normal conversation with Silicone Alley?

Anonymous said...

Long live the oil industry! Prices are rising again, so that means our local production, jobs, and revenue checks will go up, too. Great for Wise Co!

Jarhead said...

"A shocking number of high profile celebrities turn 40 this year."

Yes, I do Barry. Thanks for remembering. July 9. I wonder what all the anonymous posters will get me for my birthday? This should be good.

"A guy who doesn't get off work until after 6:00 p.m. and has toddlers at home probably doesn't see the kids awake a whole lot."

It's sad, but true.

"Rapping" = dog pile.

Jon & Kate = tired head.

"With the oil field bust the county is seeing, I'm really worried about all of these hotels under construction."

You're just now worrying about this? Didn't the city offer them some kind of deal to build there that was based on guaranteed occupancy or some such? That's what I'd be worried about.

Anonymous said...

9:17, stop drinking the Pickens Kool-Aid. The Barnett Shale is already in decline. Declining oil/gas fields follow a bell curve, and we're right at the edge of a steep drop off in production. If production ramps back up, there will be less and less to produce.

Natural gas is just a crutch. We need to get off hydrocarbons all together. We're just a junkie looking for his next fix.

Anonymous said...

With reference to the individual on the cell phone using a lot of "F bombs" in public, that's either the height of blatant ignorance or the height of blatant stupidity. Either way, it's just proof the human gene pool needs serious thinning out.

The O&G industry is SLOWLY picking back up around Wise County, but about 50% of the drilling rigs are still in storage. When oil gets back up to $70 a barrel (it's up to $60.00 now) it'll be in full swing again. Unfortunately, that may not happen for another 6 months or so.

Anonymous said...

10:29: in answer to your post, I hope you're right. We NEED it to pick up. Wise Co. depends on O&G, and everyone should be behind it 100%

Anonymous said...

Saying the F Bomb can get you a ticket. F@!#$#$%@ stupid word.

Anonymous said...

When the oil gas industry picks up will gas go to $4.00 a gallon again? Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

I have seen films of cat juggling. Brutal stuff.
Double fake Steve Martin

Anonymous said...

gas prices at the pump are rising again. did w start another war or something? oh no, more white pickups! and jarhead, don't open the b'day presents in front of the kids!

Anonymous said...

What convenience store? Humm I wonder if it was my husband? Thats his favorite word, though he tries not to use it in public.

Francine Fishpaw said...

Phil King is yet again advancing the interests of big money over the people of Wise and Parker Counties (see HB 1657/workers' compensation). Please tell me you guys are going to elect someone else next time......

Anonymous said...

Ditto 9:17

Triple fake Mr. Patel

Anonymous said...

"I don't understand news of GM deciding to close some dealerships. Either they are profitable and deserve to stay in business or they are not -- and they'd go out of business on their own"

Sounds like Rush on WBAP 820.