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7.06.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I like fireworks, but there seems to have been no improvements in them in the last 30 years. You think we could have tricked them up a little bit by now.
  • "Two Mexican Midget Wrestlers Killed by Fake Prostitutes." Heck, my weekend was better than that.
  • The Wimbledon Finals aren't the same since NBC booted announcer Bud Collins two years ago.
  • Serena Williams, who won the women's title on Saturday, was photographed two years ago at the beach. Big girl.
  • The Wimbledon final yesterday was great. But, as I've said for years, if they were forced to use wooden rackets, thereby increasing the number of volleys, the game would be better. (Or is it "racquet"?)
  • And don't cry for runner-up Andy Roddick. He is married to her.
  • Where's the best place to buy home grown tomatoes? I just don't see the roadside stands like I used to.
  • Craziest Michael Jackson photo ever?
  • And if you are sick of Michael Jackson coverage, get ready for tomorrow.
  • The guy the suffered head injuries at the Rainbow Lounge, a gay bar in Fort Worth, was on Fox 4 last night to defend himself. Except he uttered the phrase, "I probably was drunk" which doesn't help his cause. (And then there was the weird whisper from his side that said, "But not to the point of alcohol poisoning.")
  • ESPN did a show the other day about the "10 Greatest Dallas Cowboys" and the Star Telegram yesterday had an oddly themed column called "The Greatest Living Cowboys." Emmitt Smith never gets close to #1.
  • Hadn't thought about this in a while: Of all those offices in the outfield at Ranger Stadium, how many are occupied? (I remember the Troy Aikman Foundation -- or something like that -- officed out there when the place first opened.)
  • Sarah Palin can't stand the heat? How about another woman that has endured far more fire who never quit: Hillary.
  • And I don't understand her constant whining about the press always picking on her.She loves attention but then complains when she gets it.
  • After all the self inflicted wounds, Wordkyle may be the only Republican left for the 2012 election.
  • Kinda hot black girl gets booked in Denton yesterday. Then again, I don't see people in colors.
  • Simple graph of the unemployment rate over the years here. That should scare you to death. The economy and your job depends on people having money to spend.
  • If you click on the "+" sign besides Texas in the above graph, you can see the unemployment rate for Wise County.
  • OK Magazine reportedly paid $500,000 for the last photo of Michael Jackson? I promise I saw this photo on Fox News hours after his death.
  • And Entertainment Tonight had the same photo shortly after the death.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary is a closet lesbian

Anonymous said...

The Jackson photo - before and after?

Anonymous said...

Hillary has never had such filth said about her family other than that self-generated by Bill. Hillary also settled for a lame no power job so Obama could keep her in tow. Palin can stand much more heat and is much more clever than the idiots that criticize her.

Anonymous said...

8:57 - so what?

I'd rather have her in charge than a bunch of old white men playing footsie in the toilet stalls.

Anonymous said...

THat has got to be the WORSE Monday morning photo I have ever seen on here.....

Anonymous said...

I wonder where you got swim suit girl today? Hmmmm......

Anonymous said...

Nice post-4th of July patriotic RMMT pic. Looks as if that water might be a little cold
USA! USA!

I thought it was un-PC to call them "midgets". Is it okay if they were Mexican? Poor guys...they just wanted to get a little

The ET character looks more natural than Jacko did in his later years

Anti-Partisan said...

"After all the self inflicted wounds, Wordkyle may be the only Republican left for the 2012 election."

I don't know if he calls himself a Republican now, I have heard him self-described as a Conservative. I'll guarantee you he won't be the only Conservative in 2012, but there may not be any Conservatives on the ballot to vote for. The current administration and Congress are doing everything they can to make it so that a conservative cannot be elected. Where-ever you are on the con - lib scale, the best thing we can all do is to convince the politicians they have no party loyalty from us anymore, that they will be elected on the stance they take on the issues that are important to us. "R's" and "D's" are both breaking a thick one off in us daily, have been for ever, but have become more bold about it in the last 10-15 years.

Anonymous said...

9:02, how quickly you forget. It was McCain himself who told the joke: "Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Janet Reno is her father."

Is that TxSharon in the photo? Ooofah!

PikerS said...

Micheal is not dead, he is gonna bust outta the coffin at the Staples Center on Tuesday and do a moonwalk across the court....its gonna be quite a start to the new tour!!!!I believe...

Anonymous said...

9:09
I don't see anything wrong with that picture. It's a nice looking gal wearing a bikini. If you think it's not as good as ANY of the other Monday morning pics (that's a bold statement - very subjective), then you mean it's the worst, not worse. Or you can say it's worse than every other pic

9:02
I don't see how you can call Secretary of State a "lame no power job". If she plays her cards right, she will be perfectly poised for a run when Obama leaves office

Anonymous said...

What should scare us even more is that Wise County has 1-2% higher un-employment than our surrounding counties. The soup kitchen better start stocking up.

Anonymous said...

You're going to the wrong fireworks show. Only Bubbaville fireworks are the same after all these years.

Anonymous said...

"short" story on the midgets.

Which on is MJ?

Started watch tennis. Got bored an switch the HG network. They were showing paint dry. Good times!

Anonymous said...

Did you see that the "kind of hot girl" was booked for: "FALLOWING TOO CLOSELY"

I wondering what "FALLOWING" means? It is very close to the word phalic.

I'm just saying.

wordkyle said...

First things first. The Republican party is suffering from an internecine battle for control between those who want to adhere to Conservative principles and those who wish to expand government spending and control so as to buy as many votes as possible. The Democrat party made its choice 40 years ago. The Republican party is the only viable political option on a national level for Conservatives. I'm not running for President in 2012 because I don't want to be President(-elect) when the world ends on 12/21/12.

And is Wise County's unemployment really twice as high as Lubbock County's? What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

As a teacher my job doesn't depend on people spending money, just paying their taxes ;) (and continuing to reproduce.)

Anonymous said...

well if you don't see people in colors then why did you say "kinda hot BLACK girl"..?? if that were really true you would have said "kinda hot girl"..you are just trying to convince yourself that you don't see in color..butt it ain't so..!

Anonymous said...

There are still "now hiring" signs up all around Wise County. I maintain that if you don't have a job, it's because you don't really want one.

Anonymous said...

Can the high unemployment rate be attributed to the downturn in the Barnett Shale?

Has there been a sudden downturn in the Meth cooking trade?
Does the Decatur Beggar get counted on the county rolls? If so, is he employed or unemployed?
Do conjoined twins count as one or two? I guess that would be more of a census question

Anonymous said...

The pic...

Is that the "Come hither, you little hottie" or the "get lost ya big jerk" look in her eyes? I get those two confused.

WK will not be the only Republican left in 2012 as long as I'm still kicking. (Note to self, start eating healthy and praying for a legitimate GOP candidate)

At least they were not "Double" Fake prostitutes. That would have been down right embarrassing.

Double Fake GOP Prostitute

Anonymous said...

9:02 and 9:42...Obammy baby ain't gonna leave office. Prediction is he will soon begin working behind the scenes to enact legislation to do away with the two term limit for the presidency????? We should be overwhelmed with the "transparency" which was promised.

Allah only knows what's being cooked up that we have no way of knowing...

Anonymous said...

Barry, there is a Farmer's Market across the street from Ridgmar Mall on 183, just on the south side of the JRB. They have some really good produce.

Anonymous said...

I do not recall any jokes on television about Chelsey being raped. If a nighttime TV host said that about my child I would go hunting (not for moose).

Anonymous said...

I agree, 1:39. Sarah Palin's kids were attacked far more viciously than any others, to my knowledge. I don't blame her if that was part of the reason for her resignation. However, I just assumed it was to prepare to run for the presidency in 2012, where she would most likely get my vote, at least if she had any type of decent running mate under the age of 70!

Anonymous said...

Unemployment rates are a concern but do not overlook the average hours in a workweek. It is at its lowest level since the Great Depression. If the tax on energy makes it through the Senate then these numbers will grow. Also the price of all goods, including food, that is produced using oil will increase. Someone is trying to destroy this country.

Anonymous said...

THE SKY IS FALLING....not

Anonymous said...

Well it appears that the state of Alaska will be stuck with tons of legal bills thanks to Sarah.

Latest reports have legal bills around $2 million dollars, I'm sure that the state of Alaska could have used those funds elswhere.

I agree today's photo pick-me up was a bit flat...

Senator Kay (stay hard)

Anonymous said...

Did you know you can find all the letters in "Sarah Palin" in the word "antichristpl"?

Double Fake Word Up

Anonymous said...

Re; patriotic Girl in above photo--

Let's see, no boobs, no smile, a star where a stripe ought to be.

I say Democrat


Double Fake Ann (the man) Coulter

Anonymous said...

After being VP candidate, being Alaska gov is just too.......well just not as in the limelight as much.

Predict move to lower 48 and spotted everywhere dollars are offered.

Only a principled person would fulfill her commitment to the voters when she could start raking the money in starting in two weeks. Enough said,

She exploited her children for political purposes and it came back to her in spades. She has no one to blame but herself.

Blaming the media is a good diversion when you need it.

wordkyle said...

Other than having her family with her as she was introduced on the national scene -- as every other politician has done -- I don't recall Palin "exploiting" her children. Any chance of someone clarifying that claim with, say, evidence?

Anonymous said...

Hilary has been relegated to insignificance by the Masterful Obamanation.

"The economy and your job depends on people having money to spend."

Hmmm, you think taxing people and taking their money might have anything to do with that?

msmaureen said...

Speaking of the unemployed, hey Barry, give me a JOB!!

Anonymous said...

"a star where a stripe ought to be.
"

Depends which way the winds blow'n...out of the South(which will rise again) stars top left, stripes to the right. Wind out of the north(booooooo...hissssssssss) stars on right, stripes on the left.

Based on this ex post facto observationoh...she's a yankee who knows no better.

Double Fake Johnny Reb

Anonymous said...

For all kinds of produce including tomatoes, cateloupes and etc go south through Boyd on 730 to CR 4756 and go about 1/2 mile. There is a produce stand on the left and they grow all the things they sell. I just bought canteloupes. It is about 4 miles from Boyd.

John said...

nice to see where you get your pics from........I can't judge too harshly, obviously I have seen the same site.

Casual Observer said...

i recognize Michael. Who is the black kid next to him?

Anonymous said...

i say drain that pool. looks like there might be wiggle-tails in there !!

Anonymous said...

6:18 -
Obama passed the largest tax DECREASE in our country's history.

The only increases were in those making more than $250,000, I think.

wordkyle said...

839 - If I'm not mistaken, Obama's economic plan does not involve an actual decrease in anyone's tax rate. It is made up of credits and refunds, much of it going (in the form of the EITC) to lower-income Americans who pay no federal income tax. So rather than give Americans the opportunity to keep more of their own money in the form of tax rate cuts, Obama's plan reinforces the welfare (get a check from the government) mentality and dependence on dancing to the government's tune.

Please feel free to correct any factual errors I've made.

Anonymous said...

WK -
Whether it's a cut in tax rates, or a tax refund, it's still a tax cut, right?

US News & World Report (not exactly a liberal mag said it was largest tax cut for the 2 year period)
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2009/02/12/is-obama-stimulus-plan-also-the-biggest-tax-cut-ever.html

Washington Monthly (which is a liberal site, has their comments)
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2009_02/016948.php

These were the first two I found. There are many sites on "the Google."

Sorry about the cut and paste - I don't know how to do those links that some of you do so well - Anyone want to give me a site that can teach me how to do that?

Thanks.

wordkyle said...

942 - Yes, I read the two links you posted (one a blog and the other a Liberal site, which you mention.) It's difficult to find an objective analysis of exactly what constitutes Obama's tax "cuts."

I in fact don't consider lower tax rates and a check from the government the same thing. One is permanent, the other is a one-time reward for performing a particular trick for the government. A tax cut, by definition, only applies to those who pay taxes. Government checks to those who don't pay taxes don't qualify. Using your definition, food stamps qualify as a tax cut.

Anonymous said...

You know WK - I rarely agree with you, but I just want you to know that I appreciate the way you stick to your arguments and talk about issues and don't get personal or insulting or arrogant.

You are of the opposite political persuasion that I am, but we could be friends. I have some friends that are as conservative as you; we just avoid politics as a topic.

Back to the slumber party.....

wordkyle said...

216 - Thanks for the kind comments. One of my closest, dearest friends is a raging Liberal Democrat whose picture appeared in the Lubbock paper at an Obama victory party. I would never personally insult her, especially over something as (ultimately) trivial as differing political beliefs.

Regarding this forum: I hold certain beliefs, and here I'm forced to research and defend those beliefs. Contrary to anonymous wisdom, I constantly refine my ideas and beliefs based on these debates. I believe that makes me a better-informed, hopefully wiser person. A good idea should be able to withstand a hearty hammering. Bad ones fall apart (usually followed by name calling.)

You showed admirable class in your post. I appreciate it. Don't be surprised if there's a savage backlash.

P.S. Send me an e-mail address and I'll send you the html to create links.