7.24.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Minimum wage goes to $7.25 today. This "redistribution of wealth" thing is getting out of hand!
  • I wouldn't mind being Gerard Butler.
  • Or Clive Owen.
  • The story of the Mansfield ISD retired superintendent is incredibly sad. He retires, goes on a six week motorcycle cruise across the country with his wife (actually a three wheeled motorcycle) and ends up dead in a crash in South Dakota. And the renaming of the football stadium in his honor had already been scheduled for this Fall. Think that will be an emotional night?
  • The President gives a press conference on health care reform and all we can talk about is his uttering of the word "stupidly" in connection with the arrest of the Harvard professor?
  • And it was stupid to arrest the guy regardless of how "belligerent" he was.
  • I learned yesterday that there is a spider monkey at the Gaylord Texan that you can get you picture taken with. I'm in.
  • I never go to JP court but ended up there yesterday when a client had an issue with conditions of her bond (she didn't do something she was supposed to do.) Judge Mark Autry out of Boyd runs a professional place --- And I'm not sucking up since it will probably be another 10 years before I'm in that court again.
  • You guys never said a word about the week long "best of" posts. I hate you.
  • The Dallas city council corruption trial gives me Tired Head.
  • Someone told me that an (alleged) drunk driver smashed into the McDonald's in Bridgeport this week.
  • Crazy animated GIF.
  • I still don't know where talk show host Wendy Williams came from.
  • News that should be huge news: Guaranty Bank (formerly Federal Guaranty) is dead in the water. It will be the largest bank failure this year. (My flimsy connection: The first fantasy football league I ever participated in was with a group of guys from that bank. I'm guessing 1996.)

48 comments:

soz said...

i'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey, chip!

wordkyle said...

Re The animated GIF: Proof that you should never take an Obama supporter for a car ride with the windows down.

Re Obama's infomercial on healthcare: After "It'll be great and you won't have to pay for it," he tends to get a little fuzzy on the details.

Anonymous said...

BG, dont hate us. It was nice to go down memory lane. But don't take long vacations like that again. I felt lost not knowing what the heck was going on in Wise county. It almost made me watch the real news, but I stopped myself. SO glad your back!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the week of Best of Barry. Enjoyed mightily.

Mancrush on Clive Owen. Enjoy all his silver screen efforts. My favorite thing wasn't a big screen thing thing though. He starred in the BMW web ad videos a few years back, shot MTV style. Best was driving a spoiled music star, featuring Madonna. Talk about art imitating life. Still available on YouTube.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Poor Boo Bear!! I enjoyed your 'Best Of' posts. They were reminicent of the days of old!! Good job.

Anonymous said...

"You guys never said a word about the week long "best of" posts. I hate you."

Hahahaha. This random thought made me laugh.

I'm still a little salty that you didn't take your computer with you on vacation- how can you live without us for a whole freakin' week!!! I love you.

Anonymous said...

Our President is all wet with his police acted "stupidly" comment. The arresting officer did what any good cop would do---he tried to find out who he was dealing with by asking for ID when he entered a home on a breaking and entering complaint and found a man of unknown identiy in the foyer. Henry Gates was out of line to go into a tirade when asked to identify himself by a member of law enforcement. Racial relations in this country will be inflamed and set back because of Mr. Gates' over-the-top response by making this a racial issue in the national media. President Obama further aggravated this incident with his very premature comment about the officer's actions.

Anonymous said...

How you gonna spend your "raise" Barry?

Anonymous said...

8:52 AM +1

Anonymous said...

Your Bests were the Best! I thought I had read everything you have written, but there were some there I don't remember. Maybe, they weren't old random posts after all???

Anonymous said...

Memory Lane was ok but it wasn't like the real thing. We are addicted to the everyday blog. We can barely get through the weekend without it much less 9 days.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Richard Gere is excited about the release of the new movie featuring guinea pigs?

My bad! I mistook the McDonald's for a drive-thru beer barn. These @#$! beer goggles aren't worth a darn for driving

It's not that Obama said the word "stupidly". He said the "police acted stupidly", and he even prefaced that statement by saying that he didn't have all the facts in the case. Now that's stupid!

The gal in the bottom pic reminds me of Drew Barrymore. And that looks like something she would do. The gal in the top pic has got some reeeeaaaallly long legs. I wouldn't mind making my way up those like I was searching for the source of the Amazon. Spider monkey!

Anonymous said...

If the police officer had been of a different skin color, do ya think he would have been called stupid by Mr. President?

Anonymous said...

When did a minor local incident become part of a prime time press conference? The president did not know the facts in the case but went ahead by weighing into it. The black Harvard professor wasn't grateful at all that a neighbor had called the police thinking someone was trying to break into his house. All he had to do was answer the question instead of calling the policeman a racists.

Obama was playing the race card here and being devisive! When a black man can be a professor and a black man can be elected president, why is the first thing they think of is race.

And when someone is completely out of control, it is time to handcuff them and take them to jail.

Obama said nothing to clear up anything about health care other than attack doctors for doing unnecessary operations. So why talk about that stupid comment.

He couldn't say one good thing about our health care system, that offers the best health care in the world. It is obvious that he doesn't understand the issue at all and his so called health care reform is just a way to get illegals free health care so they will be committed to vote for him next time up!

And he didn't say how we are going to pay for adding all the uninsured other than by savings which means rationing to the old people. Just give them a pain pill and let them die, while providing for illegals.

Obama has a real chip on his shoulder and a real hatred toward our country. That is why he is changing it as fast as he can and not the way the majority wants.

Anonymous said...

Judge Mark Autry runs a professional court and is a good JP; but will he run again as a Democrat and risk barely getting elected? If I were him, I would switch to the Republican party and get away from the way too liberal Democrats.

Anonymous said...

Well said 8:52

Anonymous said...

The old recaps were great but I thought you should have put the one about the guy from Varsity Blues dropping a meag ton of weight...that was one of my favs!

Anonymous said...

Cambridge, Mass. ain't Boyd, Tx.
but I bet they run a "professional"
place up there also.

Anonymous said...

"You guys never said a word about the week long "best of" posts. I hate you."--Barron Green '09

Line of the year.

Anonymous said...

8:52, how dare you use rational thinking and common sense, don't you know this is a liberal blog

Anonymous said...

Ain't it funny how the lamestream media asks about an isolated incident involving a friend of Obammy's that he knew as much of the facts as everyone else which was very little and then throws the Cambridge police officer under the bus? If you are going to highlight the one incident, why not the other big news story of the highly charged case in Paris, Texas? I will admit that the drive by media is pretty savy knowing that Obammy was showing his stupidly knowledge of the subject of health care and came to his rescue and changed the subject. I got a couple of questions for all you liberal weenies that want the police officer to apologize. Why when returning from a trip in the middle of the night and can't find the keys to your house, you can produce a crow bar but not a hidden spare key? If you do your research, you will find that the police officer was one of the first responders to perform CPR on Len Bias when he collapsed of a heart attack and is on record of saying after that it happened that he regretted not being able to save his life. Now that's a racist redneck if I ever heard of one. I should know, I've been accused of being one. One more question. Which pill would you rather take when having to decide about your business when having to pay a skull full of mush teenager that is only going to work for you for the summer. An extra 75 cents an hour or have to layoff a person because you can't afford to pay the increase? Can you say blue pill or red pill?

Jarhead said...

I wouldn't mind being John Holmes or Long Dong Silver.

Or Barron Green.

Anonymous said...

Obama stupidly makes comments about issues that he knows nothing about. But that is what we wanted...he is what he is...useless and an embarrassment.

White Coconut said...

Barry, Thank you very much for the "Best Of" week. I would have said something previously, but I haven't had time to read your blog much this week. Have no fear though, come August 10th, your blog will be on my morning to do list...please don't hate us.

Anonymous said...

Wendy Williams is or was a NYC radio personality. I think on WBLS.

Anonymous said...

I had a friend who briefly work in an office in Wise County and thought it was strange that every morning, everyone in the office immediately logged on, read the messenger update online and then read Liberally Lean. We should be thankful to live in a community like that.

Anonymous said...

Racism is a real problem in this country, unfortunately for the last twenty years it has been the white tax paying American citizen being discriminated against. Why do we continually get punished for our ancestors owning slaves? By today's standards it was wrong, but back then just the norm.

Anonymous said...

Anybody else pick up on this? In a TV interview Thursday, Uncle Obammy said that "Im always worried about using the word victory(in Afghanistan),because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emporor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur." News flash to our annointed Harvard educated communist community organizer President, Hirohito didn't sign a surrender to MacArthur. It was Foreign Minister Shigemistu. This ranks right up there with Joe Biden talking down the economy when he said that FDR went on television to address the concerns of the stock market crash before television was invented. How do you think our troops feel going into Afghanistan knowing that their Commander in Chief is sending them to risk their lives to not win a war? This idiot has blood on his hands and should be tried as a war criminal.

Anonymous said...

9:12 - obviously you do not know Judge Autry's mother - one of the nicest women ever and strong. Don't think Autry would ever switch to the Republican Party, likely due to her influence.

She's one of the most respected Democrats in Wise County...among many others who are party loyalists.

Anonymous said...

I didn't comment, because I quit looking after the first day and saw you were gone...sorry. If we can't blog back and forth, just doesn't seem like much point. Missed you and glad you're back.

Anonymous said...

We need more monkey talk, maybe snow monkeys...you could get the great Nolan Ryan to do his take on snow monkey, right P-1's it was funny

Double Fake George Dunham

Anonymous said...

I do hope if my neighbors see someone breaking into my house that they call the police. And I do hope if police arrive and see that the front door has been forced open and a green man or a white man or a yellow man is inside, that they demand he produce identification. The officer was smart and following good police SOP by telling the man to come outside. He did not know how many others were inside that could overpower him. The house had been previously burglarized. To make a racial issue out of this is racism on the part of a black man whose property the officer was trying to protect. The president also displayed racism in his comments.

Anonymous said...

"President Obama further aggravated this incident with his very premature comment about the officer's actions."

8:52 AM

Once "ONE" always "ONE". I imagine the REAL ONE, Michelle, is pushing him to do all the N things.

Barf.........

House of R and R said...

Mark Autry is a wonderful man on both a professional and personal level.

Anonymous said...

please tell me why it is that every time a nigger finds himself at odds with a white person, especially the police they ALWAYS scream racism...?

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

because there are people like you, 12:52

Jarhead said...

If we're gonna talk monkeys, let's not forget about macaque.

Anonymous said...

Obama was WRONG to use the word 'stupidly' referring to the police activity. Bless his heart, he wasn't reading off his teleprompter, so it's not his fault, right? Right or wrong, he shouldn't have said that, and surely he knows that!!

Collectionsite said...

Judge Mark Autry is what makes Wise County a better place for families and the American dream for the average working guy.

His mother is hands down one of best people I have ever met and a strong Democrat with conservative values.

We are fortunate to have them in our community.

Anonymous said...

If I were the police I would be sure to exclude the Bates home from protection and make damn sure everone knew it.It now seems if you are black or queer you are exempt from the law.The two black officers that escorted the skinney queer out of the F W counsel had to be brave.I hope they dipped in lysol immeadiatly.DAGO

Anonymous said...

2:49 I agree with you 100%. We are fortunate to have Judge Autry and his mother in our community.

Denney Crane said...

"You guys never said a word about the week long "best of" posts. I hate you."

Since you would not allow my comments on them, I didn't think you wanted any...and I sure did have a few choice ones!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone beside me notice that Mr.Bates looked like an organ grinder monkey.DAGO

Anonymous said...

Judge Autry is a great JP and I hope he does run again and wins but the switch of parties may be something for him to think about, after all we lost a wonderful well respected JP because she ran as a democrat. I know that if Judge Swaim would have changed parties she would still be in office today. But lucky for Bridgeport she is now serving as the City Judge and doing a wonderful job.

Anonymous said...

It would have been easier for Obama not to screw up if they had prepared questions given to the press before hand like the Bush team did on their few press conferences. A reporter would ask a question, and Ari Fleisher would flip pages on a clipboard double checking to make sure the reporters were staying on script. Of course W. Bush had no prior knowledge or practice with the scripted questions. He may have thought Ari was just working crossword puzzles or something.

Anonymous said...

Let's all form the WPA-White people's association and scream racism when someone says something to us. You know we are becoming more and more of a minority every single day.

Fill the courts with I wasn't hired because I was white. I got stopped because I was white. I got fired because I was white and so on.

STEVEN said...

MY FAMILY AND I WENT TO THE GAYLORD LAST WEEK, AND YOU ARE CORRECT THE SPIDER MONKEY WAS THERE. YOU CAN WATCH THE MONKEY DO A LITTLE SHOW AND YOU CAN ALSO GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH HIM, MY CHILDREN LOVED IT.

Anonymous said...

Your prejudice is showing in your comments on this one BG. Sorry, but very true. You just may not be able to see it.