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6.09.2009

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

Not at Frilly's
  • If you are clicking on this early in the morning, skip it and scroll down to the post below it.
  • A tech guy will becoming over to fix my home Internet for the second time in a week. I might kill him.
  • Man, I completely missed the fan running out onto the court and up to Roger Federer at the French Open on Sunday. Youtube video. If I'm Federer, I'd attacked him with the racket. Why? A fan came onto the court and stabbed Monica Seles in 1993. Question: The lady the camera cuts to in the audience at the 47 second mark isn't Seles, is it?
  • The Rangers awarded manager Ron Washington with a one year extension yesterday through 2010. Wow. A whole year.
  • I've changed my jogging routine to do it right when I wake up at an ungodly hour. I feel like Tom Cruise running through an empty Times Square in Vanilla Sky. (Why do I think 90% of you have no idea what that means?)
  • It seems that if you go to the new Cowboys' Stadium that you spend most of your time looking at the screen. I guess that's OK.
  • Crazy scene in a Tarrant County criminal court as an outburst earned her 180 days for contempt. (One thing I've never researched is the concept of contempt. You would think that due process would at least afford a person a hearing before being ordered to jail.)
  • At the state track meet, some funny and sassy lady sat down beside me and started talking to her friend. A little later she removed her hat to reveal only a few strands of hair -- an obvious chemo patient. I kind of just wanted to hug and wish her well.
  • "Wish her well" makes sense in that context, doesn't it?
  • The current version of the iPhone will now be sold for $99. I would think sales are about to explode to such an extent that the majority of people own one within five years.
  • The movie Hangover (guys having a bachelor party in Vegas) sounds like it might deviate from the typical silly formula.
  • Movies = Generally Overrated?
  • Another plug for wisecounty.com's Free Classifieds.
  • Rush Limbaugh said in a nauseating interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday: “If al-Qaida wants to demolish the America we know and love, they’d better hurry because Obama is beating them to it." Good lord, man.
  • Picture of digital menu at the new Cowboys' Stadium (Credit: Bud Kennedy's Eats Beat)
  • I'm confused about the capacity of the new stadium. When it was announced, it was said to seat 70,000 but had the capacity for 100,000 with standing room only tickets. But the attendance for George Strait on Saturday was said to be a little over 60,000 and that includes seats on the floor. (Unless there weren't seats on the floor.) But wasn't it a sell-out?
  • There was one DWI near the stadium after the concert. Unfortunately, it was the new General Manager of the stadium. Oh, my.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

picture gives new meaning to the phrase"silicone alley"(no "f" bombs included)!!

Anonymous said...

She BLACK...what did you think she was going to do other than make a scene...

Anonymous said...

Rush Limbaugh...for once he hit the nail on the head!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That picture of the prices of items at the cowboys stadium is a perfect example of what America will be in the future. It will be a one business country, as far as health insurance and cars, and will cost five times or more money than what it should be. Mark my words.

Anonymous said...

As to the contempt case--I guess "direct contempt" means the "hearing" is going while the person is committing the contempt. The judge is making any necessary "fact findings" while it's happening--therefore no need for an additional hearing.

As to the seating in the Cowboy stadium--did they use the seating in the end zone behind the performer? If not, there goes a large number of seats.

Anonymous said...

I would guess that the actual seats were sold out, but possibly not all the luxury boxes and suites.

Anonymous said...

The Republican party is trying to re-identify itself?

Love it. Keep going Limbaugh, Hannity, Davis and ilk. You are doing a good job destroying what you say you love.

Add to that the gun lovin' stupidity of loud mouth good mommy beauty queen Palin.

The Republican party will continue to be an embarrassment to America unless they can find somebody as nice as Ronald Reagan to do a makeover.

Anonymous said...

Obama is the one saving the Republicans...

Anonymous said...

That's not Monica Seles. That's his girlfriend. They showed her all through the match.

Anonymous said...

Me loves me some Cowboys, but I would need to have a ton more money than I got now to justify paying $5.00 for a bottle of water, or $3.00 for a bag of chips that you can get at the convenience store. Not to mention $9.00 for a beer (not shown in pic, but I heard it this AM on Musers). A six-pack doesn't cost that much. Don't even get me started on the price of admission and parking
Have fun giving all your money to Jerry, rich and pseudo-rich people. I'll sit at home and have nachos and a soda for less than what you pay for parking

And if you go to the game and watch most of it on the big screen, why not just put that money into a big ol' HDTV and watch the game (and everything else) that way? Okay, it's not 60yards wide, but you don't have some drunk jerk next to you yelling in your ear. Well, maybe you do, but that's probably your fault!

Idiocracy, I tells ya!

Anonymous said...

“If al-Qaida wants to demolish the America we know and love, they’d better hurry because Obama is beating them to it." Good lord, man.

Sounds spot on to me.

Anonymous said...

Washington didn't get an extension. They picked up the option on the last year of his contract.

And do you guys know why Jerry is charging ridiculously high prices? Because people WILL pay them.

Anonymous said...

To me, the American government with the mix of Republican and Democrat crooks are destroying our country.

.....with greed. Check out the insurance industry first, then go from there.

Anonymous said...

Barry-I can't believe that you have missed the biggest news of the day. There was a great baseball game on last night between TEXAS and TCU - of course, the Longhorns won, 5-2! Plus, this will be their 33rd showing in the College World Series. Texas is the #1 seed in the Big 12..they continue to dominate! GO HORNS!!!

I have to say way go the TCU Horned Frogs. They put on a good series.

Anonymous said...

It pains me to say Rush is correct...so i won't. But he's pretty close. Next up on the President's list of things to do: taxing the value of the health insurance your employer provides as part of your compensation package. Let's make sure those that have don't have too much, unless of course they work on Wall Street and qualify for Bailout money.

Anonymous said...

she sure looks like monica seles.
maybe his girlfriend IS monica seles

Anonymous said...

They didn't sell tickets "behind" the stage at the concert!

KRP said...

Hey, I saw "The Hangover" last night and it was hilarious. It wasn't one of those movies that confuses stupidity with humor; it was genuinely funny. Worth my money.

Anonymous said...

how will we know when obama has destroyed the us..please tell me so i will know what to look for. thank you.

Anonymous said...

I saw "Hangover" this weekend. You could say the formula was different. It's like the love child of "Momentum" and "The Bachelor Party". The cast was a bunch of folks I'd never heard of. Mike Tyson is in it, playing himself.

There were some funny parts but probably too much potty humor for you Bubear. Definitely adult humor. The biggest laughs and reactions from the audience occurred at the very end of the movie just as the credits began to role.

I have to go now, I'm trying out some new knots.

Double Fake David Carradine

Anonymous said...

“If al-Qaida wants to demolish the America we know and love, they’d better hurry because Obama is beating them to it." Good lord, man.

Does the truth upset you you Barry?

Xanthippas said...

I've changed my jogging routine to do it right when I wake up at an ungodly hour. I feel like Tom Cruise running through an empty Times Square in Vanilla Sky. (Why do I think 90% of you have no idea what that means?)

I know what it means. Do I get a prize?

Richard Morgan said...

Gee, has anyone noticed that the "stress test" has now been shown to be a sham? There are hearings in Washington right now that are suggesting that we have to have a "do over," and this time, that we have to use the real numbers and not the rose-colored glasses figures. You don't consider his ill-handling of the economic crisis to be a ruination of the country?

Anonymous said...

I read some of the comments on the contempt case article and one from a family member really struck me-"He has a condition and nobody even mentioned that." Just about the last time anybody will cut you slack for your behavior because of a "condition" is your last day in a school. After that, no one is going to ask to see your BIP (Behavior Intervention Plan) or IEP (Individual Education Plan) or check your modifications sheet to see if it is okay to shoot, stab, or (if it's the police) arrest you when you're being an a-hole.

Casual Observer said...

10:15. "I have to go now, I'm trying out some new knots.

Double Fake David Carradine"

Now that was funny!

Anonymous said...

10:14, Just ask anyone of the 1.8 million people that have lost their job since Obammy took over and I think you will get the answer that you are too stupid to see.

Anonymous said...

1142 so are you saying it's all obammy's fault ?

Anonymous said...

anyone who thinks obama created all our problems is the one who is too stupid to see..ahole..!

Anonymous said...

There are jobs out there. People just think they're too good to perform them. No one wants to sweep floors or work grills, etc. Everyone wants to start at the top. I get tired of hearing about no jobs. BS...get out there and mow a yard, clean a toilet. Sob, sob, woe is me.

RPM said...

It's like blaming the train wreck on the engineer that was scheduled to take the train at the next stop.

Anonymous said...

So please do tell, WHEN does Obama begin to get credit for the complete colapse of the American economy? It has steadily atrophied since he took office.

He has effectively taken over banking, the US automobile industry, has his sights on the health care industry, etc.

"Change?" Yep. From the greatest economy in the history of ever, to a shell of an economy.

No private investment. Who would risk their money on an American business now? If you fail you fail. If you succeed, Obama takes it all.

There are only so many government jobs that can be supported by private service industry.

Yes, the economy is becoming a disaster, and it IS Obama's fault.

Bush did a terrible job on the economy. No doubt. He started more socialist programs, which we cannot afford. But he did keep taxes low, which helped

Rather than turn it around, Obama has continued down the wrong path, and accelerated the pace. Obama has a European economic model in mind, and look where it got the Europeans.

Barry Goldwater

wordkyle said...

123 - Well said.

RPM - A great analogy, once you realize that the train wreck happened after the new engineer took over, continued on the same track, and actually increased speed toward the wreck...after claiming for years that the original engineer was on the wrong track in the first place.

Are there any of the predictions about Obama that Conservatives made before the election that are not coming true?

Anonymous said...

OBAMA IS ON THE TRACK OF CHANGE...FROM SERIOUS TO DISASTER.

DOUBLE FAKE CASEY JONES

Richard Morgan said...

Obama's problem is that he is not an economist, does not buy into many of the proven economic models, and wants to show that the United States can achieve the same "enlightened state" that the European countries have enjoyed. Of course, Europe is rapidly spiralling downwards into a morass of depressive money policies, and there are several countries that now want to pull out of the European Union, choosing to try to solve their problems on their own, without help from the EU. In the meantime, the United States is growing closer and closer to becoming a bankrupt nation, ready to be bought up by the Chinese creditors and investors.

Anonymous said...

Shhh - trying to learn Chinese here.

Anonymous said...

Uhhh give the True North Nut Snacks a Miller Lite and those 5 chicks to go please.

Anonymous said...

Barry...I know you dig this kind of stuff...follow the link.

http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=10499302

Anonymous said...

12:30 & 12:34. All we ever heard from the liberal weenies was it was Bush's fault. I'm not saying it is all Obammy's fault. I am just saying that he is about to ruin our country as we knew it. It's just that you are too stupid to see it.

Jarhead said...

What's with al the Kobe stuff on the menu?

I thought he played for the Lakers, not the Cowboys.

Anonymous said...

Rush usually hits his pecker on the head. I fear he may damage his real brain when doing so.

Anonymous said...

Went to a gun show this weekend;prices are droping fast.Had a funny thought'maybe the people that makes guns ammo primers ect contributed to Bammy.Best damn thing that has happened to them since Clinton.even the Dems are buying guns.DAGO

Anonymous said...

Well if Jerry Jones waits for me to purchase his over priced shit he will starve to death!! That is crazy, and anyone paying it should be committed!!

The Jedimaster said...

I hate the Cowboys and what Jerry has done with them. It's so overpriced it makes me sick. The average everyday person will not be able to go see them (not that I care). But, its just ridiculous...and the people of Arlington let him put his overpriced stadium (that houses one of the worst teams) in their city. Ha, suckers!

Anonymous said...

Droping prices may be because the market is saturated.

Anonymous said...

The Wise County Appraisal bunch must have helped Jerry set the prices of his goods. Is a Dry Aged Beef Sandwich at the stadium really worth 14 dollars? The eyes of the appraisers see lobster and filet mignon when gazing on a Dry Aged Beef Sandwich. And see good wine looking at bottled water. They are trained to see value more when it is less.