7.31.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The funky wedding procession video? I bring you the funky divorce entrance video.
  • I've heard of construction accidents but I've never heard of a 23 foot story fatal fall. (Dallas, yesterday.) Horrible.
  • Why weren't we put on alert?: The Dallas City Council just spent two days in Wise County!
  • The "Beer Summit" yesterday may be the silliest photo op in the history of ever. Obama is smarter than that.
  • Short new youtube video of man being tazered in court (with an old bailiff, a cool judge, and someone named 239 who won't answer the radio.)
  • Someone told me yesterday that receiving a text message that begins with your name creates a sense of urgency.
  • The "Cash For Clunkers" program has been suspended (or about to be) after four days because the money will run out. Maybe we do like socialism.
  • I have two buddies that meet for breakfast once a week at a restaurant. Gay or not gay?
  • The Star Telegram has a story today about how many veterans end up with drug and alcohol related charges due to mental health issues. And they use a 40 year old Decatur rancher as an example. (No name but there's a small picture.)
  • When I represent Iraqi war vets, they almost always suffer from some type of mental issues caused by the war. I think it's a bigger problem than we realize.
  • Regarding the old barbecue place that used to be next to Catfish O'Harlies but is now Bono's (or something like that): I ate there in the bar area for lunch about three weeks ago and the waitress was more scantily clad than a Hooter's waitress.
  • I never eat out at lunch. Other than office celebratory lunches, that was probably my first time in three years.
  • I'm going to a Legislative Update Seminar this afternoon in Fort Worth. I think, for the first time in a long time, there was very little change to Texas Criminal Law. (Normally, they do something stupid for the sake of Get Tough On Crime.)
  • I didn't know that the only "bar" in Decatur was closing: Fat Daddy's. I think that's the second ownership to give it a shot.
  • I had a dream last night that I was riding in a helicopter all over the place no bigger than a VW Beetle. And I was required to stand on the outside and hang on for dear life as we dodged around skyscrapers.
  • Sometimes I'm scared to go to sleep because of those crazy dreams.
  • I don't think I've ever seen a dog bury a bone.
  • You can watch someone's golf swing (and not the ball's path) and quickly determine if they are a good golfer. Saw Justin Timberlake swing at the ball over the weekend. Good golfer.
  • I'm happy I've never been considered for the nickname "Lumpy".

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

23 foot fall, i thought is was 23 stories..

Anonymous said...

I live in a rural area with a few houses fairly close to mine. My dog will bury any extra food that she does not consume after I feed her of fear that neighbor dogs will stop by and help themselves. She mostly uses her nose to do this.Someone nearby must feed table scraps straight from the dish they were served because I also have a very large collection of casserole dishes and assorted plates, bowls,pots,and sauce pans. I even had a 32 gallon trash can show up. She is a pig. I have never seen her carry the casserole dishes though. I can't imagine how she does it.

Anonymous said...

All you bandwagon patriots should be ashamed. The same people you have "Support Our Troops" plastered all over their cars are the same people who won't do anything for them after they come home.

Each one of you that supported going to Iraq are a criminal, not only for the false reasons, but things like Walter Reed and the utter lack of care (especially mental) after the troops come home.

Anonymous said...

By the way, if you are missing any dishes, let me know and you can have them back for a small "storage" fee.

Anonymous said...

The fatal fall was from 23 STORIES, not 23 feet. Big diff - it was 300ft. Twenty-three feet you can probably survive, unless you land on yer melon

Speaking of melons
Re: today's random pic. Nice to see you didn't go with the "headed for the barn now, cuz I need to be milked" look. This gal is natural and in proportion

Meeting for breakfast once a week isn't any different than meeting for lunch once a week. Try it. Just don't share a plate from the buffet. That would be gay...and not hygienic

Scared to go to sleep because of crazy dreams?
Remember what I said yesterday about your tenuous grasp on reality?

Triple Fake Freddie Krueger

Anonymous said...

Back in high school, when nicknames are bestowed in the football locker room and you pray for a good one, we had a buddy nicknamed "Lumpy." Hands down, that was the best nickname to come out of our school. It truly nailed this guy in looks, attitude, etc. He still carries it proudly to this day. I was hoping a cool name, like "Maverick" or "The Donger." No such luck.

- Skippy, Class of '86

Anonymous said...

Barry, (sense the urgency)
Try sleeping with music on. When I sleep with silence, my dreams go haywire too. Music helps keep me down to earth.

Anonymous said...

Alcohol and drugs addiction in veterans goes back to their life prior to military service. Many young men reaching adulthood are using drugs and/or alcohol and may not be able to function in the job market or in obtaining more education. They may be jumping from low paying job to low paying job and drinking heavily. Their families may have given up and are no longer willing to support them. Their choice is jail or the military. In the armed forces, they get by being hung over and function just enough to get through the day so they can go to the base bar after duty hours. I don't know if there are still bars on bases. It has been a long time since I was in the Army but I can remember the bathrooms on Sunday mornings. They were filthy with puke. I fear for this cycle in my own son.

I must point out that most men in the military do not have this problem but it is probably a higher percentage than the general population. Some boys grow up in the military, some come out with more of an addiction problem.

Anonymous said...

that picture makes me kinda "lumpy"
thanks..great picture

Anonymous said...

Your buddies that meet for breakfast? That is extremely gay. And would be even more gay if they had violent homosexual intercourse afterwards.

Anonymous said...

As a general rule, the Right cares more about babies before they're born and veterans after they die. It's that time in between when all that socialism creeps in, like public education and health care.

Don't give Sarge any mental health care or housing after he fought the Taliban, but let's give him a nice funeral and shed a tear over his sacrifice for our country, then pat one another on the back for being such good patriots.

Xanthippas said...

"The "Beer Summit" yesterday may be the silliest photo op in the history of ever. Obama is smarter than that."

Thank you. I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks it's idiotic. I really have no idea what Obama and his staff are thinking on this.

Anonymous said...

"Maybe we do like socialism."

People will play by whatever stupid rules our elected leaders come up with.

Judging by Obama's rapidly falling popularity, Americans are not so much on the Omama socialism bandwagon.

8:33

I am glad we invaded Iraq, and took out Saddam. 20 yeaars of heartache from that SOB was enough. We freed millions of folks, and history will judge it positively.

If YOU want to come arrest me, bring it.

GW

Anonymous said...

The Dallas City Council needs to "get away" to a retreat so they can solve the problems that are right in front of their faces. That's what is wrong with government. I realize that it didn't cost them because the facility was donated by Garrett Creek, but this is all too common. When a city council from Wise County needs a change of scenery to reflect and plan, do they head for downtown Dallas?
And council member Jerry Allen, a banker, wants to limit the number of people doing business at check-cashing establishments by having them open (surprise!) accounts at traditional banks, saving them millions of dollars. Such a magnanimous gesture will surely endear him to his constituents, while lining his pockets at the same time. Sounds like a conflict of interest

Anonymous said...

I have two buddies that meet for breakfast once a week at a restaurant = NOT GAY.

Saw Justin Timberlake swing at the ball over the weekend = GAY.

Anonymous said...

My husband's friends nicknamed him 'Poison', there was also 'Killer' and I think all know who that is!!

But, I recall that at one time in your high school days Barry...by dating a girl with the last name of Gann, you two became known as "GannGreen".

Don't you just hate it when your past comes back to haunt you? Now if you can guess who this is - then you should remember my nickname that my brother and his friends including you, called me. It was a special name - I hated it!! And every now and again, my brother lets it slip.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIHz5tevLAw

Anonymous said...

Your first mistake is assuming Obama is smarter than that, he is a politician. It is just a shell game to appear to connect to and care about his "people". He is no better and no worse than any other put in that office.

Anonymous said...

The Dallas City Council meetings are broadcast live (on stereo!) via 101.1/WRR the classical (and city-owned) station. They are on summer break this month. EVERYONE needs to tune in when they return.........I swear, it's the BEST show in town! No wonder Dallas is so envious/jealous of Ft Worth........there is so much constant bickering and a distinct division between the north and south districts that it's mayhem. They are going through with a convention hotel which is a joke. Ft Worth is just a few years from replacing San Antonio as the state's convention mecca. Grapevine will be fighting for #2. What the heck is there to do in downtown Dallas? You can't walk anywhere conveniently where Ft Worth is safe and has lots to do downtown. Dallas is just a place to work from 9-5. Grapevine has a great location (airport) and the best hotels. Great shuttle services and a lake. Oh wait. In Dallas you can go see where a president was shot.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else watching to see whether Denny Crane's election to run daily pics of random hot women a-la this blog will escalate the quality of what we see here? This is better than shopping for the best electricty rate (i'd have said it was better than a gas war, but the lowest common denominator would have turned that into a fart joke).

Noevadeaux said...

Please get a doggy cam, 8:23AM.

Anonymous said...

9:02 - exactly the point. Nobody DOES know what the thinking is here.
Why couldn't the President have had a nice meal in the White House and had these guys bring their families?

Beer, rolled up sleeves, belching redneck behavior.

Dumb and totally tasteless.

Anonymous said...

I was having crazy helicopter dreams for a while too, only I was piloting w/o knowing how. I was flying under telephone wires, bridges, etc, trying to get away from something.

GannGreen, clever and funny. I'm guessing you had to cut off the limb to save your life.

Anonymous said...

Good gosh, what is wrong with men meeting for breakfast? The Veterans do it and there is darn sure nothing "gay" about those men.

Anonymous said...

Barry!!!! Obama is smarter than that?????? It insults the word 'Stupid' when used for him.

Anonymous said...

All the comments regarding the meeting of the Harvard fellow and the officer seem to have overlooked the most important issue.

FREE BEER! People, get your priorities right! I mean, it is FREE BEER! Shiner forever!

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Meeting a buddy at a restaurant for breakfast = not necessarily gay.

Meeting a buddy for breakfast in bed = definitely gay.

wordkyle said...

"Obama is smarter than that." - Prove it. Other than win elections (none of which were traditional races,) what has he ever accomplished in the real world?

Re: "Cash for clunkers" - Another missed projection by the Obama team. Maybe they should hire Miss Cleo.

Re: "Two buddies meet for breakfast" - I think worrying if it's gay is more gay than the actual event.

Anonymous said...

Free beer my ass, that Red Stripe just cost taxpayers 2.6 trillion dollars!

Anonymous said...

You go out to lunch for the first time in three years and just happen to eat at a place where the servers are scantily clad.
Coincidence? Hmmmm...
Sounds like I need to do some investigative reporting. To the Batmobile! Robin, you stay here with Alfred. Two men going to lunch together might look...GAY! Especially if they're wearing tights and masks, and saying "Holy smoked sausage, Caped Crusader!"

Anonymous said...

You're right about the golf swing.

Anonymous said...

Have Belo's money issues now started impacting their websites? I cannot get on to the DentonRC, WFAA or the DMN sites.

Anyone else?

Anonymous said...

Anyone with a Chi-Chi will attest to the "burying" habits of this breed dog. "Treasures" are founde behing pillows, under rugs, behing a sofa cushion and on and on.

Anonymous said...

Fat Daddy's is closing due to the fact that the owner of the building came in & told them that their rent was going up to $4500 a mth on Aug 1st. They decided they didn't want to pay that much & would move out instead.

Anonymous said...

The policeman should have worn a " I'm here for the beer " t-shirt

RPM said...

9:01 nailed it.

Anonymous said...

Nah--12:01 nailed it!

Anonymous said...

9:01 RPM missed it. What do you think that the freedom concerts that Sean Hannity holds all over the country are for? March of Dimes? Muscular Dystrophy? No, they are for the troops and their families that generate millions of dollars. Other conservative talk show hosts do their part too. When have you heard of an Air America radio idiot do their part?

wordkyle said...

"nailed it"?? By repeating tired old Liberal saws? Say something absurd loud enough and long enough and it becomes true?

Just another mischaracterization by Liberals, without any evidence to back it up.

Anonymous said...

Well, since "Lumpy" doesn't seem to suit your pistal, how do you feel about "Pigeye" after all these years?

Anonymous said...

The cop should have worn 'It's a White Thing, You Wouldn't Understand' T shirt.

That would have been funny

Anonymous said...

OK - I think 12:01 is my hubby because someone gave him that T-shirt for his birthday.

Barry, you might try 1 Tylenol Simply Sleep this evening - works really well when combined with a Bud-Light.

Anonymous said...

"The 'Cash For Clunkers' program has been suspended (or about to be) after four days because the money will run out. Maybe we do like socialism."

That program is $1 billion worth of returning your tax money too you if you don't mind the government telling you what to buy. National Debt = $23.7 TRILLION. Moron.

"I have two buddies that meet for breakfast once a week at a restaurant. Gay or not gay?"

Not as gay as you and your liberal values/ideas.

"When I represent Iraqi war vets, they almost always suffer from some type of mental issues caused by the war. I think it's a bigger problem than we realize."

Where is General Patton when we need him? Imagine, people who VOLUNTARILY join the army actually have to go to war? I thought it was just to get money for college?

Mark said...

While at "Fat Daddys" last night, i learned of the closing from a waitress telling a patron it was due to complaints, from adjoining tentants, that Fat Daddys customers were occupying "their" parking spots. If i'm right, doesn't the adjoining businesses close at 5pm? I do know that Fat Daddys landlord and the adjoining businesses landlord are not the same. Was also mentioned, they were trying to find a location out of the city limits. Most of us locals would know the reason behind that. But for the ones that don't, two words, "CITY COPS".

wordkyle said...

In today's Lubbock paper, they interview a local man who survived the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II. (Watch Jaws if you want the story.) He admitted to still having nightmares. Think the horrors of war are unique to veterans of Iraq?

Anonymous said...

Why don't we make available the congressional personal health plan to veterans? Or, let's make the VA a test bed for all our crazy ideas about socialized medicine. Surely it wouldn't be any worse than what they have now? When that ship seems to be in order, then maybe we can talk about a "government option" to replace my perfectly good Health Savings Account.

Anonymous said...

We used to have a spotted dog named bob tha was always burying a bone.Hell half the new pups on the west side were spotted.

Anonymous said...

Re: the girl in the picture

Does that lump in her bikini bottom look like a squirrel, or not?

Anonymous said...

i'd love to bury my bone in that..man oh man,,very nice bg

PHE said...

Not gay. MAKING each other breakfast twice a week would be gay.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Fat Daddy's where the meat market was? Charlie Burton owns that I think.

Anonymous said...

It is truly ashame that people of the same gender cannot be "gathered" without people's first thoughts being ....."Oh my...they must be gay/lesbian!"

Our society is pathetic.

Anonymous said...

I agree 10:08, but then, so what if they are gay? I never realized the county I live in for so many years was so full of bigots until I started reading "Liberally Lean."

Anonymous said...

all you queers can just go suck a big one..!

Anonymous said...

11:44 Hmmmmm......... One hates what they fear in themselves.