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7.29.2009

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • How far was Reagan into his first presidency when he was shot? Wow: 2 months.
  • Watched a little of the No Spin Zone last night. Bill O'Reilly trying to have a couple of "care free" segments is forced awkwardness's. One thing that man is not is "fun."
  • Thinking back to the youtube church procession dance video, does it make anyone uncomfortable that it occurred in a church?
  • Jessica Simpson is in trouble for saying she is not an "Indian giver" when asked if she was going to ask for the boat back that she gave to Tony Romo as a gift. Puhlleeze.
  • According to today's Messenger, property values within Decatur ISD increased almost 10% last year. Which is believable unless you tried to sell real estate within Decatur ISD.
  • I'm told that most people sleep all night -- that the next thing that happens after they go to sleep is that they hear the alarm clock the next morning. That hasn't happened to me in years. I normally wake up two or three times.
  • My DWI trial will wrap up this morning -- it could go either way -- which is normally all I can ask for.
  • Any one else get powered down by seeing Wade Phillips at the opening press conference for the Dallas Cowboys training camp?
  • The story of the mentally ill man who stabbed the female UPS driver is bizarre. I wonder if she'll give up the job?
  • The more we here of Michael Jackson's drug use the more he seems like Elvis.
  • Goofy Glenn Beck called Obama a racist on Fox's Fox and Friends? I know he's trying to call attention to himself, but he might want to back off the throttle.
  • The Ticket's Craig Miller called I-35 the "Trail of Tears" today: Dallas (JFK assassination) to Waco (Branch Davidians) to Killeen (the Luby's mass murder) to Jarrell (tornado) to San Antonio (the Alamo.) Edit: He also mentioned Austin (the UT Tower shooting). A reader mentioned Oklahoma City (the bombing). And wasn't it the I-35 bridge that collapsed in Minnesota a couple of years ago?

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

To OKC (bombing)

Anonymous said...

To Austin (tower)

Anonymous said...

Obama is a racist just like his pastor and mentor Rev. Wright. Beck is one of the few that has the guts to say so. You would have to be rather dense to miss it.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Never thought about it like that. Did Junior come up with the bridge thing or was that you?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Junior did mention Charles Whitman in the Tower at UT. Plus, Waco is where Bridgeport's hopes for a state football championship were murdered last year

I also rarely sleep through the night. That latex doll I've got keeps hogging the covers!

Seems my smart remark yesterday about Hoover Dam not being romantic was premature. Last night during the Rangers game, some goofball talking to Jim Knox proposed to his girlfriend - and she wasn't even at the game! He was holding a homemade sign with the proposal and asked her to call him (which she did, and accepted). For that super romantic gesture he was made the fan of the game, getting a tote bag, shirt, and cap. Legal question: Are those items considered community property? He got them before she became his fiancee. That will be one of the things keeping me from sleeping soundly tonight

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows the appraisal office comes up with whatever the Decatur ISD needs. Property values don't go up 10% every year and especially in an economic downturn. This will stop when the voters wise up to vote the county commissioners out of office over taxes. Why are the county commissioners to blame? Because they control the appraisal board that controls all. But they want the same thing as the DISD, an increasing property tax base so they can continue building. That is why they are looking at a NEW courthouse at a price tag of $30 million justified by the County Judge saying it is inconvenient for all of us to go from place to place to do our county business!

Anonymous said...

The dancing in the church video making folks uncomfortable?

Not anymore Barry. Churches are the best entertainment centers in the world these days.

Why not dance?

Anonymous said...

Glenn Beck nailed Obama and he should for playing the race card when he used a press conference to take a pot shot at cops. The black professor was clearly out of line and the one being a racists while referring to the policeman's mama!

Obama may not realize he hates white people but his actions and words say differently. He couldn't stay in Rev. Wright's church unless he had a problem with race.

Beck's book is on the best seller's list for a reason; a lot of people agree with him.

Anonymous said...

Obama demonstrated his racism when he automatically blamed the white police officer, Sgt. Crowley, who arrested his buddy. I saw an interview with the attorney for the neighbor who called in the the suspicious activity. The attorney avoided comments but did say her client heard Henry Gates screaming and disturbing the peace prior to his arrest. Crowley warned him several times to quite down.

In defense of Sgt. Crowley, in 1993while working as a campus officer he attempted to save the life of a black professional basketball player. Boston Celtics player, Reggie Lewis, had a heart attack during a workout. Crowley was on the scene and administered CPR to the basketball player. Crowley told a reporter, "I wasn't working on a black man. I was working on another human being." Would anyone call him a racist on that day?

I believe that Obama is a racist.

Jarhead said...

Can you imagine what an asswhip O'Reilly is in person? I can barely stand to watch him on TV. Talk about a wet blanket. I'm surprised more of your blog commenters don't like him from that standpoint. There seems to be lots of "un-fun" people here lately.

...does it make anyone uncomfortable that it occurred in a church?

Not surprising in a protestant church. Kinda like snake handling and liturgical dancing.

Anonymous said...

Hanging out at the flea markets again with your hidden camera, huh? I've got to get me one of those.

And you people who think Obama is a racist scare me. Turn off Fox, Rush and Hannity, stop breeding with your siblings, and pitch in to help make this country great again. As you people were so fond of saying the last 8 years: "America - Love It or Leave It."

Anonymous said...

wade p. is about as inspiring as .... i dont know. nothing.

Anonymous said...

And last night on Letterman we hear the story that Michael wanted to date Katie Couric after her first husband's death. Yick!

Still cannot believe Lisa Marie married him for a short time. Double Yick!

My Other Brother Darryl

PS - The Wedding Video is up to 11 million plus views this morning. Wow! Less than a week! The power of Barry!

Anonymous said...

Propofol will help you sleep! Just ask MJ.

Anonymous said...

Propofol will help you sleep! Just ask MJ.

Bryant Family said...

Loved the church video. And the best thing about it was, when I added it to my blog it increased my traffic from an average of 13 hits per day the two weeks prior to 92 hits per day since. Thanks for sharing it Barry

Anonymous said...

9:05 a.m. What's worse? Being racist or being a judgmental hypocrit? Just wondering...if you watched a different channel other than Feaux News, then you might be able to see all points of view instead of only the right wing's!!! Too many narrow minded people these days! Geesh!

Anonymous said...

He said it was the "Texas Trail of Tears" so that is why the others are not mentioned. I'm sure there are a substantial amount of tornado's that occured in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska along 35.

wordkyle said...

Then how do you describe Barack Obama's position on race? Does he favor one race over another? It seems appropriate that we judge him by his words, his actions and his associations. Is that a completely unreasonable standard?

These folks certainly have an opinion.

Anonymous said...

Well, according to commenter @ 9:31, it's not okay to accuse someone of racism (especially if your political veiws are the same as his), but it is okay to accuse people of incest. (I'm sure you were just joking, right? You godless, heathen communist)
Not everyone who disagrees with, or criticizes the current administration, takes their marching orders from Rush, or watch FoxNews religiously. I don't do either of those things. Some people form their opinions of the president by actually listening to what he says

I also watched the creepy Katie Couric/Michael Jackson story on Letterman last night. My guess is he was probably just wanting to size her up for the white woman skin suit he had been working on all those years. Think about it...Liz Taylor, Brooke Shields, Katie Couric...um, Macauley Culkin?

Anonymous said...

An “Indian Giver” is someone that gives something then takes is back. It’s a reference to the US government for how they treated the Indians…it’s not a slam on Indians.

Anonymous said...

On the arrest in Cambridge – I think Colin Powell said it best – both side screwed up. The owner for getting too wound up and not cooperating with the police; the cop for not trying to settle things down – I am pretty sure one of the key responsibilities of the police avoid unnecessary escalation of events.

You do have to wonder if things would had been different had the owner of the house not been black……would the same thing had happened if an old pudgy white guy, that never truly threaten violence and had no weapons but was just shooting his mouth off?..... Would he get cuffed and arrested? …I wonder.

Anonymous said...

Glen Beck is a nut – not for disagreeing with Obama – he is just a nut for the way he carries on. If you disagree – have a rational discussion – present counter arguments – he and several others on the right and the left do all they can to prevent a calm rational discussion of the issues. Calm and rational equal bad ratings; blow hards that yell equal good rating;

Anonymous said...

Barry,

Tell the truth; didn't you just throw that Oboma/racist comment in just because you're going to be busy today and you wanted your faithful followers to stay busy? Come on, anyone that can go to the church where the Right Rev. Wright is preaching is going to have a pretty skewed perception of race. No doubt about it.

And as for the Elvis/ Michael comparision, well, there was only one King in the music business and it wasn't the King of Pop. One thing is for certain: Elvis still had a nose when he died!

Anonymous said...

If you had read (to the end) the story of the UPS driver, you would know that she has no intention of giving up her job.
“Cause that’s what supports my kids. That’s what keeps a roof over my head,” she said.
The chances of being attacked (again) by a knife-wielding metally ill person are probably pretty slim, but I bet she'll be looking over her shoulder for a while

Anonymous said...

Why on earth would it bother anyone to see dancing in church? Dancing=happy and fun, not sin and hellfire! Last I heard, God was all about fun and happiness and his chosen people danced all through the Bible. David danced, Miriam danced, the list goes on and on. It's only the stick-in-the-mud legalists who don't belive in dancing, and they have nothing to do with God, in my book.

Anonymous said...

11:15, You are now in charge of that research. Speed down 287 through Decatur and when you get pulled over, go off on the cop and insult the officer's mother and see if you don't get arrested. Report back with your findings tomorrow. Anxiously awaiting.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you have in the white man's world a term that addresses large fake breasts?

Oh thanks for bringing up the Trail of Tears, that's always good for laughs around here.

We'll the term for large fake breasts on the reservation is - fake boobs.

Frank Too Hard

wordkyle said...

1115 - A valid question. Also valid is to wonder if Gates would have reacted as he did if the police officer had been black. It's also valid to ask if Obama would have made the same comments about racial profiling if a black officer had arrested Gates. The black police officers who work with Officer Crowley certainly support him and his actions.

(Now if only Obama could convince the Arabs and the Israelis to come over to his house for a beer...)

Anonymous said...

11:15, both white and black people get arrested for behaving bad and disturbing the peace. The neighbor's attorney said her client heard Gates shouting as the officer asked him to quiet down and stop screaming. Excuse my lack of tact but he was screaming "yo mama" and insulting the officer's mother. If you are angry and screaming in public in front of a police officer and disregarding his repeated request for you to quiet down, then you will be arrested. The officer will not just walk away as you continue to scream.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry!
CONGRATULATIONS for getting "BEST BLOG in WISE COUNTY"

You are that and more - I think you are the best blog in the state, maybe nation!!!

Woohoo!!!

Anonymous said...

Obama is not a racist. However, all humans have a liking for their own race above others. It's human nature. And talk about racist, most of you commenters from Wise Co. are racists. Posting about Messicans and Mezcans. You are all a bunch of redneck racists!

And yes, Bill is an idiot. along with his buddy Glenn. They yell and scream at people who have opinions that differ from theirs. And Mr. Beck cries like a little baby who has crapped his pants!

Xanthippas said...

An “Indian Giver” is someone that gives something then takes is back. It’s a reference to the US government for how they treated the Indians…it’s not a slam on Indians.

Unfortunately, that doesn't appear to be true.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_giver

But I certainly agree that your interpretation is more fitting.

Anonymous said...

",,,he was screaming "yo mama" and insulting the officer's mother....

are you kidding me ... he insulted the officers mother....lock him up for ever..no queation the yelling was out of hand and he should have known better - but does that jusify an arrest? remeber the setting - a quite residential street- not a back alley at mid nght.

Anonymous said...

I think it is just WRONG to suggest that just because Obama is black, he ran track. Obama did NOT run track. He was never much of a "jock" of any kind. He did NOT run track, so he is no kind of "racer" or whatever at all.

--Double Fake Roseanne Roseannadanna

chupacabra said...

I have no use for Bill Oreilly and I think trying to make him come across as fun and carefree would be one of the few things that could make suffering him even more of a beating.

wordkyle said...

An interesting thought: Would it be easier to produce evidence that indicates Obama is not a racist, or to produce evidence that indicates he is? Let's keep score. Then let's apply each side's standard to all accusations of racism.

Anonymous said...

Yet Daniel Snyder is not in trouble because his NFL team is called the "redskins".

Anonymous said...

Could pick any 1,000+ mile corridor and find a trail of tears. How about I-5 in California? Earthquakes, riots, Mt. St. Helens, Bobby Kennedy, Manson, on and on.

Anonymous said...

11:45 - My church is currently doing a series "This Preacher Loves to Dance", but I wasn't totally comfortable with the wedding video.

My take was that the emphasis on the choreography shortchanged the significance of the wedding event.

But I guess that's the state of the marriage-go-round these days...

Anonymous said...

what really should have happened is the cop should have tased his black ass the second that spook said yo mama. bet that would cure him from that.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone think that maybe, just maybe that Gates new exactly what he was doing by getting himself arrested. I am just saying, you probably don't see too many guys with his educational background throwing down "Yo Mammas" on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

If promoting your own race over all others is what racist do – then the big racists I’ve seen of late is Pat Buchanan and all the republican stiffs on the judiciary committee.

Anonymous said...

3:26 knock off that kind of talk. You just make it that much easier for all the lefties to point and laugh. Your proving everything they say must be correct. Make your points without the crap.

Anonymous said...

4:27, You sure have a short memory. Do you remember when the liberal weenies would not even Miguel Estrada have a vote to be confirmed? Now that's what you call racsist.

Anonymous said...

433 you can kiss my (__!__)

Anonymous said...

3:26 is probably right, if not very tactful, We have certainly seen plenty of white cops tase loud mouthed white trash for similar verbal diahrrea.

Yea I probably misspelled that. Get over it

Anonymous said...

The RWMT girl's shorts are undone.

Whatever ought we to make of that?

wordkyle said...

442 has a good point. From a leaked Democrat 2001 memo: "They also identified Miguel Estrada (D.C. Circuit) as especially dangerous, because he has a minimal paper trail, he is Latino, and the White House seems to be grooming him for a Supreme Court appointment. They want to hold Estrada off as long as possible."

Anonymous said...

i enjoy saying the word nigger, so do blacks, when they stop maybe i will consider stopping..until then they can all kiss my honkey white ass !

Anonymous said...

Comparisons of Elvis to Michelle Jackson. Elvis died on the commode, Michelle's career was in the commode. Elvis molested women of legal age, Michelle molested little boys. Elvis was born a male and stayed that way. Elvis was born white and stayed that way.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, excellent thoughts today, and a nice video to boot. No need for hateful comments, just facts. I especially like the woman who stated she supported and voted for Obama; however, she would not vote for him again. It's refreshing to see and hear people support someone or not support them based on agreeing or not agreeing with their issues and ideas, and not baseing the support on the shade of ones skin. There may be hope for us yet.


Kudos Wordkyle

Anonymous said...

Michael Jackson was born a black man and died a white woman.

Anonymous said...

Re 5:44pm:

Free speech doesn't always mean that you should do so.

Please feel free to exercise your right to silence.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

544 - your a proud american!!! - if you feel so strongly - why do you post under Anonymous? - why not put you name out there? or is it easier to be a racist closet racist when no one knows its you?

Anonymous said...

614 i've never heard of any right to silence, that doesn't make sense to me..in fact i think that would make you just another sheeple. speak up man..!

Anonymous said...

9:31 is proof that idiots still exist

Anonymous said...

I don't think MJ ever was a man.

Anonymous said...

6:17---

Chastizing someone for posting anon while doing so yourself?

That's either a really clever joke or you are just an idiot.

I vote for idiot.

By the way your spelling and grammar kind of gives you away as being two bricks shy of a load.

Anonymous said...

610, you old wordkyle ass kisser you! Giter done! Smooch and pucker. Always better after he takes one, of course you would know that.

Anonymous said...

OK, I can make up a fake name to post with......

Anonymous said...

O'Reilly is pissed that he is not in Rush Limbaugh's position, the face of the Republican party. But O'Reilly is trying to change that. Most Republicans love O'Reilly. Most Republicans love anything that will give them a good come.

Anonymous said...

will post it again from right-wing nut Savage radio show.:
Anonymous said...
Micheal Savage Weiner had the best thoughts this evening on 570 AM. He said Gates was a loud mouthed smartass. Crowley was a thin skinned cop. Even though Gates was being an asshole, Crowley should have acted more professionally, and not just got pissed off and arrested Gates because Gates was verbally abusing him. According to Weenie Savage, a law enforcement professional should be above arresting Gates just because Gates pissed him off with mere words.

Anonymous said...

Pick any point of origin.

Pick any point of destination.

With a little research, you can find hundreds that have died along that path.

Unless...you pick Dallas TX to Fort Worth TX. Everyone knows NO ONE has died on the highways between those cities. I bet even Swine Flu can claim more deaths world wide.

Oh.....wait....Swine Flu loses....BIG time....

Double Fake TxDOT & NTTA

Anonymous said...

RE: 7:41 the Savage Weiner lover,


What was officer Crowley supposed to think? A concerned neighbor phoned in a possible breaking and entering, and when police arrived and started to question Gates he proceded to act stupily. Officer Crowley has got to be thinking, if this is this man's house why not just produce a valid ID and explain the situation and move on. The police are investigating possible criminal activity and they have a man ranting and raving in front of them, they have every right to be cautious or a little "thin skinned" as you call it. Why couldn't Mr. Gates just thank his neighbor for watching over his residence, thank the police for arriving and checking out a possible burglary, explain the situation for what it was, a simple misunderstanding and move on. But no, he wanted to make a scene. Most everyday people would be thrilled that their neighbor was being neighborly, and that the police were checking on the safety of their homes. If Mr Gates' attitude and thoughtfulness is the measure of an educated, I'll take stupid any day.

Anonymous said...

The next time some f'ing idiot wants to bring some (lost child) over here to stab an U P S person they should just trade places with him or they could make him use the trashy ass U S post office.He would snap the same day he got here.DAGO

Anonymous said...

One problem I see with the "trail of tears" is the fact that Killeen is not actually on I-35. Other than that, I think Junior is on to something.

Anonymous said...

Gates was arrested for disturbing the peace!!! Gates is a racist and he has said that his momma hated whites and she didn't want to have to live with them. He was raised that way!!

Anonymous said...

everyone knows all niggers are racist.