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6.29.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Best role of judge in any movie:Fred Gwynne in My Cousin Vinny
  • I finally got my fence/gate repaired. There's quite a bit of satisfaction in doing something like that.
  • I'm back to watching The Wire and I'm up to Season 3. It's still great.
  • Idiocracy #1: Transformers 2 opens up the weekend with $201 million in box office receipts.
  • Idiocracy #2: The Oxygen Channel has a new "reality" show for fat people who dance called "Dance You Ass Off."
  • Any high school girl that thinks getting pregnant would be romantic needs to check out MTV's "16 and Pregnant."
  • Cops raided a gay club in Fort Worth on Saturday night and arrested a few folks for public intoxication. The clubs in downtown and at Northside must have been drunk-free that night.
  • I was not familiar with "I Survived" on The Biography Channel but a faithful reader told me that Episode 5 was about Fort Worth lawyer Jerry Wood who ran off a road in Palo Pinto County in 2006. He had been in Decatur earlier that day.
  • I continue to be suspicious of anyone who brags about their marriage. (I'm seeing more and more of it.)
  • I missed this last week: A Texas lawyer gets arrested on his way to a murder trial.
  • I tried to watch the USA/Brazil soccer final but decided that it had the excitement level of baseball.
  • I won't be upset if swindler Bernard Madoff gets 50 years today.
  • Michael Jackson's full time physician is probably sweating right now. And his lawyer out of Houston was on Fox, CNN, and The Today Show this morning.
  • I had forgotten how much Janet Jackson sounds like Michael.
  • And I rarely listen to Kidd Kraddick, but I caught him this morning doing a pretty good defense of Jackson against the pedophile allegations.
  • I've already registered for the White Rock Half Marathon and Fort Worth Half Marathon. (Last year I waited too late for the White Rock and now Fort Worth is going to put limits in place for the first time.)
  • Fox News is all up in arms over an energy bill that was narrowly passed in the House on Friday.
  • Billy Mays dies over the weekend. I'll be honest. I watch a lot of TV. Way too much. But I can't say I've ever seen a Billy Mays infomercial.
  • Weekend shocking news: One wreck in Oklahoma claims 10 lives.
  • Ran by the NFL Channel last night and they were replaying the last game in Texas Stadium. Who scored the last Cowboys' touchdown? Terrell Owens.
  • And I got to see Wade Phillips look confused on the sideline. So we've got that to look forward to this year.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Billy Mays commercials used to grind on me...But, I did catch a few episodes of "Pitchmen" on Discovery Channel with him and his partner. He seemed like a decent guy with a nice family. How sad for them and the hundreds of people that worked for him.

Anonymous said...

I hope you got a good excuse for leaving us high and dry all weekend.

Anonymous said...

Breaking news!!!!
Somebody's family tree just lost a branch...suicide in the western portion of the county

Anonymous said...

If the critics of the Cap and Trade bill are correct, we are ALL going to be "up in arms" when we're hit with the financial results.

Anonymous said...

Janet may look a little like Michael but has anyone seen LaToya since Michael's death? Some people thought they were the same person (LaToya & Michael)!

Anonymous said...

I continue to be suspicious of anyone who brags about their marriage.

Barry's talkin' about YOU, MzCreep.

Anonymous said...

Could Mrs. Green #8 be a Mr.?

Adolf Oliver Bush said...

"Best role of judge in any movie:Fred Gwynne in My Cousin Vinny"

I totally agree. Did you say utes?

Anonymous said...

I think that truck driver(that caused that wreck) was a little old to still be driving over the road at age 76.

Anonymous said...

You fixing your own fence was just plain un-American. See, I'm a carpenter,infinitely more qualified than you for that job, You are a rich huckster who has chosen to stifle the avenues of commerce by denying me badly needed employment. So here I am all weekend without skimpily clad ladies on the blog, (or a job fixing your fence) because you chose to neglect something you ARE qualified for and I am not.

You need to re-think your patriotism

Anonymous said...

Obama needs to take high school economics. If industry in America is taxed any more, then the attraction of taking manufacturing jobs to China becomes more attractive. I watched a program on Levi Strauss and how they were forced by competition to take jobs out of the country. Unless the legislation includs an import tax on foreign manufactured products then we well soon see more unemployment. If global warming was real, does it matter where the CO2 is being produced, in the USA or in China? Even if legislation provides for a tax on Chinese CO2 production, who is going to monitor it? Does it matter who has the jobs, Americans or Chinese? How is unemployment in Wise County now without the carbon tax?

Sea levels are lower and Anartica shelf ice is expanding, indicating global cooling. The evidence is pointing to an ice age. Idiots are running this country. Of course the Speaker of the House's personal investment in natural gas production has no effect of her decisions to tax oil!!!!

Anonymous said...

Would you mind elaborating on how Kidd defended MJ's child molestation accusations? I've heard a lot of "he was never found guilty", but never a "here's why..."

Anonymous said...

I also tried to watch the soccer game, but for some reason my TV was making a loud noise like a swarm of bees. And only on that channel. So I didn't watch.

Remote Controller said...

Hello,

I am an unofficial representative of the Fort Worth Police Department. I would like to explain the raid we had this weekend at the gay bar.

There are several policemen that are thinking of coming out of the closet and we figured that the department should show support by introducing them to the environment of homosexuality.

In fact, we (Fort Worth Police Department) have enough homosexual activity in our ranks, we are considering relocating our main offices to the very bar we raided.

New motto:
"We are here to protect and serve people of all colors and choices. Just like a rainbow."

Thank you,
Hank "The Pouger" Swanson

Anonymous said...

I was downtown at City Streets the other night and no one was drinking alcohol. In fact, everyone was drinking sweet tea, saying "Gettin' drunk is for the gays now."

Anonymous said...

How about racist Sotomayor being overturned!

Francine Fishpaw said...

I agree with Barry on the "bragging about your marriage" issue. I think it smacks of trying to cover a problem. If you are happy you reflect that in your attitude and actions. No bragging required.

Plus, nobody likes a bragasauris.

Anonymous said...

The cryout over the cap and trade bill is just the latest "the sky is falling" routine from the angry conservatives. Haven't they read "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"?

Do all yourselves a favor, turn off Fox News. Turn off Limbaugh and Levin.

Anonymous said...

You could complete the full marathon in February.

M-M said...

The crap and tax bill is a huge hoax. Especially since it is based on the false premise of manmade global warming. CO2 makes up .0384% of the atmosphere. It is considered a trace gas. And Al Gore & his sheeple say this is entrapping heat inside our atmosphere. Nonsense. Also, of all the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere every year, only 3% is manmade. All the rest is emitted by natural sources. So, our puny effort to decrease co2 emitted by the US has next to nothing effect, yet will cause 'skyrocketing'(obama's word) energy bills and unemployment. In other countries that have employed such strategies and promised new 'green' jobs, for every green job created they lost 2.2 jobs. Not good.
I certainly hope the senate doesn't pass it. But they will probably use a similar strategy, in order to get the fence-sitters to vote for it in the house, they added 300 pages of pork at 3 o'clock in the morning.
I hate our sleezy government ways.

Anonymous said...

10:56, Tell us if the sky is falling when your utility bill triples because of cap and trade.

hangman said...

i hate to say it but if a a drunk queer grabs my crotch hes going to get a crack in the head as far as the public intox charges had those fags just did what the cops asked them they would have been fine. now to quote ron white i had the right to remain silent but i didnot have the ability to do so these fags were drunk and felt like they were big bad asses and would not follow the simple requests of the cops and look where they are. as for the fag that has been on the news saying they were all being peaceful and nice i dont believe that he should stick a sock in it because there were some of them who were being stupid and got hauled off to jail

Anonymous said...

11:08 my utility bill will not triple under cap and trade.

I told you to turn off right-wing conservative news channels and talk shows!

10:56

Old Timer said...

10:56, where is the documentation to back up your claim. If we do not fix the Global Warming thing, we are all going to pay the price sooner or later! The claims of the escalating price from Cap and Trade is all produced by the companies that are causing the problem and the right wing conservatives who has sold their heart and soul to the Corporations for money to get elected.

Anonymous said...

10:56

If the Waxman legislation passes your bill will increase. Since you probably live in a shack with one light and an AM radio, maybe not much.

Source one GHG will get taxed by this administration, just a matter of time. These taxes will be disguised by legislation mandated decreases, the cost of which will have to be passed through for your utility company to stay solvent. Waxman is from Californiaand leading this stupid charge, so get ready.

Estimates in cost increase range from 20% to 50%, just debate the timing as to when it will take effect.

Let's see, Obammy has or is saving the auto industry, the polar cap, health care, fat folks, gay marriage with more to come....and none of this will drive up taxes.

Wanna bet.

M-M said...

10:56 One easy example. Let's say you are CEO of TXU. You get hammered with a heavy tax by the government because you operate power plants that burn coal. Are you going to pay the tax and take it in the shorts as your loss or are you going to pay the tax and pass this expense onto the consumer by raising rates? Most smart business men will do the later.
There is no sense to this type of legislation other than taxing to acquire more money for the treasury. All in the name of saving the planet. It will have zero effect on weather or temperatures or anything.

Anonymous said...

Yes, your taxes will go up. And your cost of utilities. What a surprise. That has happened since the beginning of the United States. But, so will everyone else's. So your place on the totem pole will remain the same.

Even though it is highly questionable that this cap and trade thing will do anything positive for the environment, I am tired of polluted air (our TXDOT signs even tell us that). Any step in the direction of weining ourselves from burning up coal and oil is fine by me.

10:56

wordkyle said...

Regarding cap and trade:
1. Manmade global warming is a theory, one which has increasing scientific opposition.
2. IF global warming occurs, there is argument as to how much warmer it will be, what the timeframe will be, and what the actual effects will be.
3. IF global warming exists, its connection to CO2 is tenuous at best. Historically, higher levels of CO2 are shown to follow increases in temperature, rather than cause them.
4. IF the problem were to be solved, Congressional action is one of the most expensive, least effective ways to do it.
5. IF Congress's legislation is designed to reduce CO2 emissions, it would actually reduce them. It doesn't. Instead, it merely adds costs to producing them, which will be passed to consumers.
6. IF Congress's legislation actually reduces CO2 production in America, global warming will still occur because of increased production in China, India, and third world countries.

So we have poor legislation directed at the wrong cause of a questionable phenomenon of an unproven and increasingly-disputed theory, which will lead to higher energy costs. Sounds like a great idea.

wordkyle said...

1056 - Your reference to an economic "totem pole" speaks volumes about your outlook. Don't assume everyone makes financial decisions based on envy. Higher costs for someone else doesn't benefit me. And if you are in favor of anything that reduces coal and oil usage, can we assume that you are for nuclear power?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember when Texas deregulated the utility industry? This was suppose to be a good thing for us common folk because it would drive down utility costs because of competition among the suppliers. Utility bills have steadily gone up ever since. Why on earth would anyone trust the state or federal government when it comes to helping us because they have a proven track record of helping themselves to our money.

Anonymous said...

Sea levels are below bench marks that were scraped in rock by English ship captains during the 1840's. That indicated that more water is in its frozen state than it was in 1845. The increase in shelf ice in antartic supports this statement. Evidence is that we are going into an ice age, not global warming.

Anonymous said...

10:56

So my taxes and electric rates have risen "since the beginning of the United States" Really? Since 1776?

Have you been hearing TXDOT signs talk? Could explain quite a bit.

Anonymous said...

I am also suspicious of people who brag about their marriage. I think they are only trying to convince themselves that their marriage is wonderful. I have a sister-in-law that constantly posts on her facebook and myspace how much she loves her husband. I think she is only trying to make his girlfriend jealous!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Dear God, 1:50; I sure hope Al Gore doesn't read your blasphemy! No global warming????? Surely you jest!

Anonymous said...

Why was it OK by Clinton and Albright to give North Korea nuclear technology for electrical generation but it's not OK for us to build any more nuclear plants?

Anonymous said...

Man oh man....there are some up-tight peeps throwing down on your blog today Bubear.

Everyone needs to relax, stop by a fireworks stand on the way home and blow sump'n UP this weekend. Its the Wise County way.

Double Fake Trashcan Man

Anonymous said...

2:58

Because when N. Korea starts glowing in the dark, that's their problem. If N. Dakota starts glowing in the dark, that's our problem.

Anonymous said...

The cap and trade tax will impact consumers and do nothing to keep China, India and other countries from using fossil fuels! The estimate increase on our electric bill will be $3,000 not including the increase of costs of manufacturing. The bill will have a tough time in the Senate this fall getting votes to pass it during an economic down turn.

Anyone who thinks opposition is from right wing conservatives who get elected from big corporations are just a part of the extreme wing of the Democratic party who never question the party line on Obama's radical agenda.

If it passes, the union groups will scream the loudest and blame GW for it!

Increasing taxes during a time when unemployment is at 10% and going up is an end to prosperity as we have known it. Rural states where coal is abundant will lose even more jobs. It will be ten years before wind and solar can provide enough energy to make us energy independent. The house Democrats are passing bills without even knowing what is written giving into pressure from a president who will not get our economy going but send more jobs to China.

Anonymous said...

8:32 AM
Breaking news!!!!
Somebody's family tree just lost a branch...suicide in the western portion of the county.

How can we have breaking news at 8:32 and no other news about something as bad as this?

Remote Controller said...

I think people forget. Over 60% of Americans wanted this "cap and Trade" bill.

People also need to understand that when there are facts that disprove global warming, there are also facts the prove it. It is up to the entrepreneurs to make or break the theory.

Plus, if people actually pushed their representatives to accept alternative fuels, better filtration and cleaner companies then we wouldn't have to worry about this "cap and trade" fiasco.

Stop watching tv 5 hours a day (and only have one). Walk more, eat less. Use your own earth to make food.

Stop griping about a bill that everyone of us caused.

Anonymous said...

It'true 3:24. Not sure why the Messenger hasn't posted anything.

Anonymous said...

Word - I am in favor of nuclear power. Also, I not implying that financial decisions are based on envy, but purchasing power. For example, my taxes and utilities go up 10%, so do yours. I go into work and tell my boss that I want a 10% raise. He intially tells me to f*ck off, then he realizes that everyone else wants a 10% raise so he gives it to me. He then passes along the 10% cost of stuff we make to people who buy our crap. In the end, you and I are right back where we started. But, I might buy a Toyota Prius, while the backwards-ass type from Wise County will still opt for a dually for his daily commute. I will save more money on gas. I will pollute the air less.

2:25 Yes, Taxes have increased ever since the beginning of the U.S. Probably not the same for electricity. Those increases probably began shortly after it was discovered after Ben Franklin.

The TXDOT signs pretty much scream at you as you drive down the highway "RED POLLUTION ALERT!" and "LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITY!".
Yeah, that makes me real proud of where I live and work. Guess Limbaugh would just tell me to move into the country if I didn't like that.

10:56

Anonymous said...

3:14, Has France started glowing in the dark? They have been using nuclear power for decades almost exclusively. Get real

Anonymous said...

Dear Double Fake Trashcan Man,

Did you get your name from Stephen King's The Stand or from another Wise County character?

wordkyle said...

1056 - I inferred from your use of the term "totem pole" that you felt the other commenter should be satisfied because his economic status compared to other people would stay the same. You apparently meant the term referring to passed-on costs. My apologies for my mistake.

I applaud your philosophical consistency in supporting nuclear power. We actually agree on much regarding the environment. No one is for polluted air or water. Most people do what they can to keep the environment clean. It's crazy, however to support farcical legislation characterized by its proponents as designed to clean up the environment, but which will primarily drive up energy costs while only minimally addressing the problem. It removes extra money from the pockets of consumers, money that might otherwise enable them to buy that Prius. So I respectfully disagree with your earlier "any step" comment. Congress has proven it often does more harm than good.

Anonymous said...

Y'all give me tired head.

I just opened my windows and turned down my air conditioning.

I'm hoping Al Gore will show up and yell at me. I think he's kinda hawt for a Lib.

mzchief said...

* My cousin Vinny is one of my favourite flicks. One of my favourite lines uttered by the judge: "What's a yute."

* 16 And Pregnant would make any woman think twice about getting pregnant.

* Perhaps, Barry is seeing more and more people "brag" about being married because more people have figured out that a successful marriage requires dedication and work toward personal growth and is something about which to be proud. Perhaps, Barry's suspicions are due to his having become a wee bit sensitive, at 45, about not having been able to maintain a healthy, long term relationship with a spouse/girlfriend. Barry questioning the sincerity of people who comment about being happy with their marriage is tantamount to questioning Barry's sexuality based on his constant posting of busty chicks young enough to be his daughter.

* Berny Madoff would have died in prison during a 50 year term so it makes sense for the judge to award 150 years as a deterrent to anyone else interested in starting a Ponzi Scheme. Plus, in the interest in making the punishment of Berny about revenge, 150 years sets well with the victims.

* Since 87% of the public was AGAINST the "Cap and Tax Bill" everyone should be up in arms about elected officials ignoring the will of the VAST majority of the public. I certainly hope EVERYONE retains their outrage at the politicians who ignored the will of the people and proceeded with their own agendas.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Garry.

- Nasty Nester

Anonymous said...

4:57

Yes

Double Fake

mzchief said...

To anonymous 8:46...
Clearly, you are among the simplest of minded, petty morons who also suffers from some SERIOUS jealousy issues over ME being me. Incidentally, you can bet your last dime I am PROUD of having a happy, successful 20+ year marriage. Perhaps, had you not been such a douche bag you too could have had a successful marriage about which to be proud. Oh right, there are some things just beyond the realm of human ability.

Sucks To Be You!

******************************

To Remote Controller...
You are mistaken in your statement that 60% of the public wanted the cap and tax bill. According to Rassmussen only 24% of people could correctly identify the cap-and-trade proposal as something that deals with environmental issues. 29% thought the proposal had something to do with Wall Street, 17% thought it had something to do with health care and a plurality of 30% had no idea what is in the cap-and-trade proposal. People who do not know about something cannot be FOR that about which they know NOTHING.

Anonymous said...

@hangman: how refreshing to know that, as a "fag", I can just give "a crack in the head" to the next drunk female that makes a pass at me. That said, I think a simple "no thank you" will suffice in my case. Speaking of "drunk", you might try spell-check next time you comment.

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

I think it's great to see someone speaking highly of their spouse and their family life. I think it's commendable, and I envy them!

Anonymous said...

BG, You've got to watch true Blood on HBO. It just started it's 2nd season. I think you'd be a Fangbanger!

Anonymous said...

Say there Hangnan you should slap the bitch;you are compeators for the same thing. As for Bernie I would like to see him get fifty years and see him do all of it .I would live to be 117.And have you ever heard a guy telling hoe good his mirrage was and be thinking;I'm doing half of the fools homework.

White Coconut said...

I have known people to brag on their marriage as a way of covering their unhappiness and I have known people to brag on their marriage as a way of counting their blessings. I think it can go either way...

Anonymous said...

The largest tax increase in history passed by seven votes in the house. The bill is more regulation and federal control over private business: mining, dairy/cattle, farming, constrution, etc. while reducing regulation on derivaties allowing commonity markets to play with our products and money.

The "change" legislation is really redistribution of wealth with rewards to community organizers and ACORN and more power for Obama to wield over every roof & appliance & utility in America.

It is time to contact every Blue Dog Democrat who voted for the bill by Wednesday of next week. Henry Cuellar of District 28 in Texas can be reached at 956-487-5603.

Anonymous said...

Do a you tube search of Obamma electricity rates and hear in his own words how is plan would make utility bills skyrocket. Wake up you ignorant liberal weenies.