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7.01.2009

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • South Carolina governor Mark Sanford failed to, uh, shut up yesterday calling the Girl From Argentina his "soul mate." (I told you after his first press conference that he loved her.)
  • A bomb killed 27 in Iraq yesterday - the first day that U.S. troops pulled out of . Yep, this war has gone swimmingly.
  • I'm almost finished with my book about the downfall of Bear, Stearns and, although a lot of it is over my head, it was fascinating. (You probably don't recall that the Wall Street firm went belly up last year after at one point having it's stock sell at around $170 a share.)
  • But there was an incredibly rich guy named Joe Lewis from Orlando that bet the firm would pull out of it when the stock hovered around $100 a share (before the plummet.) He was worth about $2.5 billion and gambled just shy of $1 billion when he purchased about 9.5% of the firm's shares during the crisis. Bad call. Very bad call.
  • I may be on vacation in a couple of weeks but I'm trying to get this blog to do some automatic uploading of "best of" posts. I care about you that much.
  • I've never voted in the Major League Baseball All-Star contest but I read that you can vote a maximum of 25 times online. Sheesh. And that's only from one computer.
  • I wrote about Outliers a few weeks back. If you get a chance to read this book, do it.
  • New Minnesota Senator Al Franken (yep, he was declared the winner yesterday by some "liberal winnie" court) is a heck of a lot smarter than you boys think he is. I saw him on Celebrity Jeopardy about 15 years ago where he absolutely smoked the competition (and me.) And his three books are simply great.
  • A constable should never be involved in a police chase.
  • The Messenger is doing its "Best Of" contest this year, and I noticed for the first time they have a Best Blog category. I would like for the Liberally Lean Army to gather up your pliers and blow torches* if I don't win. Decatur will make Tehran look like a family picnic. [*Pulp Fiction reference]
  • I don't get beaten down by all the Michael Jackson coverage as everyone else, but why in the world does the Rev. Al Sharpton keep showing up on my television invention?
  • If you get to see the most famous documentary of the singer, called "Living With Michael Jackson", do it. It's great. Especially now.
  • And there is going to be a 130 mile motorcade from LA to Neverland (photos) on Thursday where Jackson's body will be available for public viewing? Oh, my. What a scene.
  • And Neverland could make far more money than Graceland . . . I think.
  • So you're a third year law student at UT and think the world is your oyster? What about when the recruiting coordinator tells you that visits by law firms for interviews is down 45%?
  • My continued belief that you can get arrested for anything: Even for having a miscarriage in Tarrant County.
  • Fox 4's Heather Hays said last night, "A pervert has been slinking around the Tinseltown theater in Grapevine . . . . " Kind of shocking. But the guy "just" touches young girls on the leg. That carries with it a maximum punishment of $500.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice picture! You redeemed yourself from yesterday's pic!

Anonymous said...

Sanford has met the woman SEVEN times. Yep. It's "love."

That boy is just batshit crazy...

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute! You first announce that you are leaving us with pre-recorded, automated blog stuff while you vacation........

and then solicit our vote as Best Blog?

Anonymous said...

I loved it when Heather Hayes stressed the word "Pervert", because that's exactly what he is!! If the shoe fits............

Anonymous said...

Any human worth their salt could spend 5 minutes listening to Al Franken and tell he's worthless to a society trying to hang our hat on morals.

BTW.....BEST PIC EVER!

Anonymous said...

Barry, the dead will continue to pile up in Iraq, and when we leave the country completely, that is when Moktada al-Sadr will release the Mahdi Army to start a revolution in the South, with Iranian help.

I'm sure you big talkers will say that is why we should attack Iran now.

What a waste of human lives and my money this war has been. It is very sad that Bush was dupped by the neo-cons into believing the invasion would result in flowers being thrown at our troops.

The fact is that our military can run over any third world country in just a few days, but the occupation is the tough part. It is not worth it. Instead of bullying other countries to do our will, we should offer the people another choice. If we stop supporting monsters like Saddam in the first place, we won't have to clean up after the fact.

North Korea is a whole different ballgame. I hope dear leader dies soon and his successor is not as bat-shit crazy as is now.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was just a 30 car motorcade, not 130?

Denney Crane said...

Caligula sent a horse to the Senate, Minnesota is sending just part of the horse.

Anonymous said...

Whether it's a 30 or 130 car motorcade really doesn't matter. Sounds like a good day to get a book and turn OFF the TV, as I'm sure all the stations will inundate us with coverage until we want to puke, as if we care.

Anonymous said...

1) The Jackson coverage is ridiculous. Only you could appreciate it.
2) Sharpton's ugly face is wherever a camera is. If he is a Reverend...where is his church? In fact, where is Reverend Jesse Jackson's church?
3) Don't expect a community organizer to understand how to perfectly withdraw from a war zone. We are proving the we do not have to have a "Commander in Chief" and another bad commedian as senator proves we do not have to have a congress.

Anonymous said...

"...130 mile motorcade..."
Miles! He didn't mention the number of cars involved. Try to pay attention

Al Franken winning on Jeopardy doesn't prove anything. I kill at that and I'm a major slacker...go figure

Al Sharpton is a big bag of nuthin', AND a media whore. Of course you're gonna see him all over the place right now. Same goes for Jesse Jackson
I try not to watch any program where they are likely to show up.

Anonymous said...

If doing well on Jeopardy is an indicator of ability to do well as a US Senator, then someone should drag Ken Jennings to Washington...

Anonymous said...

Can we vote for the "Lowest Jeans Ever" award?

Anonymous said...

"A pervert has been slinking around the Tinseltown theater in Grapevine . . . . " Kind of shocking.

WHY IS THAT SHOCKING? THAT'S WHAT HE IS.

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, now the Democrats have a filibuster-proff majority. We are headed back to those glory days of the Carter administration. Let the good times roll!

Anonymous said...

Michael Jackson is alive and living in a trailer park in Newark...nezt door to Elvis.

Elvis found out he married his daughter so expect a lot of disturbance calls at the Sheriff's Dept.

Anonymous said...

So it was celebrity Jeopardy where they dumb down the questions so even idiots like Frankin can play...I would wipe the floor with him at regular Jeopardy.

Anonymous said...

What can one more clown in DC hurt?

Anonymous said...

Give yourself credit about Sanford, but you sure were quiet about John Silky Pony Edwards.

Anonymous said...

"She clearly had suffered a miscarriage," said prosecutor Leticia Martinez, assistant chief of the misdemeanor section. "It was what happened afterward that was the issue."
Your oversimplification of the story makes for a good headline, but is misleading about what the woman was actually charged with.
She tried to flush the fetus down the toilet, then took it to the hospital, and was charged with abuse of a corpse. The charge was dropped

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

If I were Sanford's wife there's no way in hell I'd try to reconcile after what he said in such a public forum. I think he needs a state mandated mental evaluation before he's allowed to stay in office because he's either off his rocker or completely lacking in sensitivity. Either way he's a pr*&K.

RPM said...

9:52- You do realise this withdrawal from Iraq's cities was scheduled and announced last year by Bush, don't you?

What's hillarious was hearing Cheney denounce the pull out from the cities. Guess heforgot that fact as well.

Anonymous said...

You want my vote? Give me more cowbell.

Double Fake Christopher Walken

Anonymous said...

Let me give you some advice Raymond, "smart" idiots are a dime a dozen. Go to any college campus if you don't believe me.

Anonymous said...

You may be on vacation?? I hope you are planning to go somewhere where it is a little cooler. We will be so bored without the daily blog.

Anonymous said...

More Cowbell! More Cowbell! Good one 704!

Anonymous said...

The Nation of Islam controls Michael Jackson's business affairs so I'm not going to spend one dime or time on it! It is apparent he was not healthy enough to go on tour and it was a con game to get money for his business owners. Why we pay more attention to his dying than the Cap and Trade bill where Nancy Pelosi will require homeowners to refit their homes for energy conservation before they can be sold, is why we find ourselves in the mess we are in today!

And Michael Jackson is not the only person who has a connection to the Nation of Islam. The other one occupies the White House!

Anonymous said...

Ok, Barry get out of Grapevine and tell about our local "CHICO" boy suicide. Remember when his brother was found hangin in the jail in 1979. RESEARCH that for my book "Life and Time's of Wise County Law Enforcement". If u will be my agent for the story rights u will never have to leave the de'la casa. Story on the e-mail, 3 hour movie. I'll call Brock if if not interested.