8.24.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • They tell me this is the first day of school. They also tell me there are young mothers of First Graders everywhere crying this morning.
  • Saw some Decatur High Schoolers driving up to DHS this morning. Trust me kids, it's not the best time of your lives.
  • I think mandatory school uniforms would be a good idea.
  • Two motorcycle deaths yesterday and one on Saturday.
  • I didn't know Texas has had "death panels" since 1999 and that Gov. Bush signed it into law. (Hat tip to Bud Kennedy.)
  • MzChief and Anobiter argue over whether life should be lived "for another".
  • For the craziest of reasons, I discovered "Screaming Bridge" between Paradise and Decatur on Friday night.
  • My sources tell me that heard on the police scanner in Wise County last night, at around 9:30, law enforcement was dispatched to a "possum in a bedroom."
  • The craziest story of the weekend was about the "Reality TV Star" from VH1's "Megan Wants a Millionarie" who killed model Jasmine Fiore, stuffed her body in a suitcase in a dumpster after removing her fingers and teeth, and then was found dead on Sunday of suicide in a Canadian hotel room.
  • The Spin will be a little delayed, but this could be a substitute in the meantime.
  • Sports Point: Lots of talk about the Cowboys video screen being hit by a punt on Friday night. Since the rule is that the play is simply a "do over", I would think most coaches would tell their punter "don't hit the scoreboard" since a false start by the coverage team would wear them out in a hurry.
  • I'm excited about my Baylor Bears which may have the best team in years. But, sheesh, they play in the Big 12 South where THREE of the six teams are in the AP Top 10 (Texas, OU, Oklahoma State.) The best team in the Big 12 North? Kansas at 25.
  • Janeane Garofalo standup, "The shortest 10 minutes in the world: After hitting the snooze button. The longest: On the Stairmaster."
  • Did you see that those crazy Mexicans in Mexico legalized drug possession for personal use?
  • Sports Point #2: What in the world has happened to Vince Young? And did you know that before Chris Simms and Young, the Evil Empire never had a quarterback go on to start an NFL game. Edit: Ugh. The link refers only to the "modern era" which, for some reason, begins in 1966.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lots of good observations this morning!

"They tell me this is the first day of school. They also tell me there are young mothers of First Graders everywhere crying this morning."

There are also many mothers dancing for joy.
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"I think mandatory school uniforms would be a good idea."

I cannot agree with you more. Puts all the kids on a level playing field and allow them to spend more attention to school.
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"Reality TV Star" from VH1's "Megan Wants a Millionarie" who killed model Jasmine Fiore, stuffed her body in a suitcase in a dumpster after removing her fingers and teeth, and then was found dead on Sunday of suicide in a Canadian hotel room."

Great defense idea. Judge, my wife kept nagging me to take her on a vacation.

Anonymous said...

You also have mothers crying because the kids are going into the 7th grade and are not babies anymore. Entering a new phase of their lives. That is what my daughter said about hers this morning.

Anonymous said...

My cousin was murdered on screaming bridge...whatever you do-do not turn your car off and put your keys on the hood. You will die.

Anonymous said...

Sports Point you missed:
Maybe you didn't see this, but during the game the other night, Jerry said he got the inspiration for the gian video screen after seeing Celine Dion and Cher in Las Vegas
Okay, he's uber-rich, and owns the Cowboys, but c'mon - butch it up a little! Don't you get a few man points deducted for admitting that?

Isn't the longest ten minutes the time spent listening to Janeane Garofalo?

F'n A Lee Bailey said...

I lived in Mexico for many years and it never seemed that personal drug use was very illegal or widespread either.

The bribery, which gets you out of many insignificant scrapes (drug use, traffic violations, PI, etc.) was widespread and not much different than the concept of paying some parasitic defense attorney to bargain your problem away for money as is done here for similar offenses

Brock said...

Sorry Barry you are wrong about the UT - QB thing. Bobby Layne who played with Doak Walker in High School was the star quarterback for Texas, had a big time in the Pros as a QB for the Detroit Lions; and was inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a sub for the delayed spin because sooner or later Bishop was going to go crazy! If the county commissioners ever give this guy an increase in salary or an increase for gas, they are as nutty as he is! Why DA Sharpe ever wrote an editorial asking for straight party voting with this loose cannon on the ticket, I will never understand. Instead he should have known Bishop would go after Dennis Hudson, so he needed someone with at least a little common sense to defeat Bishop in the Republican primary.

Dennis Hudson helped the JP and assisted Sheriff Walker. He did not see himself as the highway patrol or some local city cop making money in traffic fines.

This time the voters go just what they voted for and it is not going to do anything but get worse!

Next time, voters should find out what is really going on and that means the voters in New Fairview! Could we just make them a part of Tarrant or Denton county?

Anonymous said...

"Did you see that those crazy Mexicans in Mexico legalized drug possession for personal use?"

Did you see that crazy US president in the US that wants to legalize illegal immigrants and give them health care.

chupacabra said...

I don't know who is more retarded Jananene Grafalofoloa or Michael Moore. I would like to see them hook up regardless. That would be funny.

Anonymous said...

They also tell me until about 3:00this afternoon (or hubby comes home) there's going to be a lot of bumping uglies going on!

Anonymous said...

That Texas Death Panels article is such BS. Texas has the only law in the country that allows a family to transfer their loved one to another facility when the the docs believe the case is futile. All other states allow the doc to pull the plug immediately...

Anonymous said...

Several months ago I had a momma and baby possum get stuck in an inside wall of my home. They had found a small opening under a roof gable, crawled in the attic and either fell or crawled down the wall!
It took a handy man (to cut a hole in the wall and animal control and a police officer to get the dang critters out. The baby was cute, the momma.....SCARY! She was NOT happy.

Anonymous said...

RE: Death Panels. I keep telling the good people of Wise County they are concerned about the wrong party.

Anonymous said...

where is this screaming bridge of which you speak? is it the one on CR3250?

Anonymous said...

i hfeard 'bishop' wants an airplane next. to patrol in. i heard he was an awsome pilot.

Anonymous said...

good comment, 9:18.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like Skank on Skank cat fight. Both are as shallow as they come. Dont hate the messenger hate the message.

Anonymous said...

Dennis Hudson supporters need to get a petition to get him back in office.

Anonymous said...

I like Glen Beck's idea about simply going to war against Mexico since they haven't done anything about the drugs coming into our fine country.

W.

Anonymous said...

GLEN BECK IS ABOUT TO BE FIRED...!

Anonymous said...

If Bishop was voted in --- how do you think a petition would help to get Hudson back in??? Bishop is here for another 3+ years.

I don't get it said...

9:52 - I keep telling the good people of Wise County (and beyond) that we are all concerned about the wrong "party". We need to abandon party loyalty and be concerned about any politician who sponsors, introduces, votes for, or in any way supports issues that we oppose, and let them know it. I understand our govt funds 45% of healthcare now - do we want that to increase? Does anyone really think that the total cost of any service will go down if the federal govt provides that service? Give me an example. Agreed, there are problems with our healthcare system - so address those problems. Do we want a healthcare system that works like Medicare, Medicaid, VA healthcare, Post Office, Cash for Clunkers, or any other federal system works? Do we want another federal department of: Energy? Education? Etc.? Give me an example of a federal program that works the way it should work, within reasonable time frames, efficiently, and that is not fraught with fraud and waste. Why would we support healthcare legislation (and the politicians who support it) in which they EXEMPT THEMSELVES? Do we want the Social Security system they gave us, or the retirement system they gave themselves?

Anonymous said...

That's not a cat fight, its a tard fight.

Anonymous said...

Re: DHS students return. Do they now start practicing to "walk the stage" regardless of their performance on required academic tests? I'm told they don't have to worry as long as their family is properly connected.

Anonymous said...

If Decatur ISD was as serious about academics as they are this whole turf issue would TAKS be a problem ?? They will vote Thursday night to spend over 2 million dollars on Eagle Stadium, and we wonder why policies are adopted to allow kids to walk at graduation.
Was it really the kids fault they did not pass ? Is it more important to have turf than enough individual instruction ?

Anonymous said...

Taks sucks!

Anonymous said...

I agree TAKS is not a true measurement of the job classroom teachers are doing. I would suggest looking at the SAT/ACT scores and you will notice that Decatur is at the bottom of the pile in college readiness. There are lots of other areas these people should spend the money on before they spend any on wants instead of needs.

Candance said...

I was one of those crying mamas of a first grader. Tomorrow I'll be the crying mother of a seventh grader. Then I'll just start being mean again.

Anonymous said...

Geeze...that's the lamest excuse of an "argument" between those two! I've seen MUCH more explosion on here with others. Why point out this itty bitty little disagreement?

DHS voted correctly to allow kids to walk if they have completed course work, but not passed all sections of TAKS. TAKS is being phased out! I graduated after passing my required course work in my high school, and I'd bet most of you here did too. Why punish these kids if they complete their work, but miss passing TAKS? They already don't get a diploma, isn't that punishment enough? Can you REALLY say it is ALL the fault of the kid and not any fault of the school/teacher? I know I've seen great teachers, but I've also seen LOTS that if it were their class that kept my kid from walking (knowing their poor teaching skills), I'd be furious and ready to contact a lawyer! How can you people truly say, it is the entire fault on the kid? Can't!

Jimbo said...

I drove by Cowboys Stadium Saturday (that glittering Hope Diamond sitting in the middle of a dog turd). The roof was open and there was a crane boom sticking out of the top, so I guess they got right to work raising the video screen. That whole operation would have been pretty cool to see. Or just seeing them getting that crane raised.

Anonymous said...

301, You are wrong. DHS did not start practicing their graduation walk. They started putting their faculty on notice that if we cant win sporting championships like Boyd, then we need to get our academic rating up from the C- level of academically acceptable to the rating of the rest of the county. TAKS, TAKS, TAKS...DATA, DATA, DATA.

Anonymous said...

I have always thought it was funny that Decatur has never produced a big time collegiate or professional athelete in any sport. While most towns boast their accomplishments on water towers, Decatur has nothing. Maybe Decatur should paint on their water tower...WELCOME TO DECATUR..HOME OF ACCEPTABLE SPORTS AND ACADEMICS.

Anonymous said...

OMG Barry! I only lived in Decatur for 4 years (and middle aged) and I've heard of and been on screaming bridge. You're sad.

Anonymous said...

Your are right. There has never been a big time football player or basketball player from Decatur. They have never won any championships. Boyd has the county's bragging rights. They have also produced Billy Joe Tolliver. If I am checking my facts right Bridgeport has produced the great Kyle Clifton. Maybe Boyd and Bridgeport are the only two deserving districts for astroturf. Better athletes, better school ratings?

RPM said...

"I have always thought it was funny that Decatur has never produced a big time collegiate or professional athelete in any sport."


I guess you don't consider Rodeo to be a sport?

Biggest Fan said...

11:36am, You can't petition to get someone back into office. But, on the other hand..............think hard...............................or just sit back and go along for the ride for the next 3 years. At least there will be fodder for The Messenger.