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8.31.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I used to get into "bull nettle" as a child when I wandered through the woods. Does it still exist?
  • Women love "True Blood" on HBO. I'm not sure I understand why.
  • Personal note to someone who submitted a comment about a county commissioner that I didn't post. Technically, you are wrong about what is is the "public record".
  • Craziest news story over the weekend: Three guys rescued after spending a week (a week!) clinging to an overturned boat in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard had even called off the search.
  • Richard Gere is 60 today.
  • When did they stop asking the bride to "love, honor, and obey" the groom? (And if you're a woman fed up with weddings, this will be the funniest thing you'll read in quite some time.)
  • I'm taking more and more naps on weekends, but I feel like I'm wasting so much time when I do it.
  • Hey, I'm all for flying the flags at half-staff for Sen. Kennedy but the round-the-clock TV coverage of his funeral/burial over the weekend seemed a little much.
  • As for the registered federal sex offender, visited twice a month by a parole officer, who kidnapped the 11 year ago and held her for almost two decades: Good lord, what else is going on out there that we don't know about.
  • I kind of wished I had majored in History.
  • The new law preventing talking on a cell phone in a school zone requires a posted sign before it can be enforced but Decatur had them up on the first day. And I know at least one person that was stopped by the cops for a violation on the first day of school -- sheesh.
  • Doesn't it seem like California is always on fire?
  • Fox 4 News' "Lonestar Adventures" profiled Bridgeport's (city owned) newly opened off-road vehicle park last night. I don't understand it that either.
  • The president's weekly radio address, regardless who is in office, has to have almost zero listeners.
  • College football starts up next week. Yahooty.
  • On the news last night there was a story of bleachers being burned by arson at Arlington Martin stadium. Prediction: They will be caught because there is no way they can keep their mouths shut.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Taking more naps Barry?

It's called middle age my dear. It gets worse.

Correction: The naps get better.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

:-)

Anonymous said...

1) Yes the bull nettles still exist.

2) "Obey" is still in the vows in traditional wedding services.

3) If we fly flags at half staff for all passing senators, then it is fine for Kennedy.

Anonymous said...

"When did they stop asking the bride to "love, honor, and obey" the groom?"

Answer: When Christianity mutated to satisfy society, not their religion.

It occurred about the same time that many churches and some of America started accepting homosexuality. You do know that Christianity does evolve, don't you?

Anonymous said...

TrueBlood is awesome

Anonymous said...

Bull nettle is the plant from which truth serum is derived. That is why it is usually fatal to lawyers and liberals coming in contact with it.

Yes, bull nettle is still around in many of the undeveloped and unmowed pastures and it will still cause you a lot of misery if you get into it.

Anonymous said...

I have watched True Blood...but they better tickle my ass w/ a feather PRETTY quick..writers are losing me and its getting downright stupid...Now me Netflix's some Dexter...nice awesome writing and LOVE that show..and yes Bull Nettles still around

Anonymous said...

Certainly Christianity evolves. The book of fables contains quotes made by supposed people decades or centuries earlier are always subject to revision. Jesus wrote NOTHING. He is quoted by many who never met him and/or lived decades after him. Do you suppose those folks got their quotes more accurately than we do now even with recorders? Probably not. So we are always refining the essence of what was said or believed. Kinda like adding amendments to our Constitution - we're still trying to get it right.

Anonymous said...

I want to do bad things with you....from the TrueBlood theme song.

Anonymous said...

Women finally wised-up and stopped letting men control their lives, and they booted the whole "Obey" part of the wedding.

Men have been in control long enough- and look what they've done. Good job guys.

Anonymous said...

I had the same thought about our overzealous Decatur Police Dept. There were two or three of them standing by their cars in front t of Rann waiting to catch someone on their phone. They would have been better used directing traffic. Just another example of wasting taxpayer’s money. If I had a tenth of the money wasted between the city, county and schools I could retire for life.

chupacabra said...

Bull nettle thrives where cows graze but, especially areas where it's overgrazed. You see less of either these days so less bull nettle but, it's still around.

Anonymous said...

9:02, So bestiality is okay or does Christianity have to wait another 50 years for evolution?

I guess you can tell me that the entire law given to Moses can be thrown out through evolution of religion.

Anonymous said...

We need a car wash like the one in your picture in Wise County..

Anonymous said...

The last traditiona wedding I attended, I thought to myself when the bride said she would obey her busband, how long will that last? Not long ago, we saw the couple and it was very apparent she respects the groom but has her own life and it isn't about obeying her husband, who really doesn't care! So it worked out just great.

Anonymous said...

You're right about the coverage of the Kennedy funeral. That kind of attention should be reserved for Hollywood circus freaks that liked to diddle young boys and served their country faithfully for nearly 50 years.

Anonymous said...

9:04 For the last 50 years women have been asking for more control and have gotten it and they have more now than at any time in history. Look around and see where handing off some of that control has gotten us.

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah. I don't know which is worse the mormon kids coming to my house saying,"Can we interest you in a new testament of Jesus Christ" (or whatever it is they say these days) or dipsticks trying to convince THEMSELVES God doesn't exist.

Why are you and do you always(because I know you wear friends and family smooth out) prattle on about something that doesn't exist?

Wake up and get some counselling for the damage caused by 'bad touch uncle' and live your life and learn that arguing about religion is sort of like being in the Special Olympics: even if you win, you're still retarded.

Anonymous said...

Decatur's cell phone ban enforcement must be based on an ordinance. The state law doesn't go into effect until Sept 1.

Anonymous said...

9:55 that was very touching. I cried through the whole movie.

Anonymous said...

9:37 WTF are you yacking about? Your bashing some on the basis of Christianity I think. I really don't know what you are mouthing about.

Anonymous said...

Where is Obammy while Los Angeles burns? On vacation. In the words of Bush, You're doing a heck of a job Brownie.

Candance said...

Thanks for the shout out-AGAIN!! I said it before and I'll say it again-you do kick some serious ass, Barry Green. I don't know when they took obey out-some do it some don't. I think it's just a personal choice like with the "who gives the bride" or "does she come of her own will and with her family's blessing". If my parents thought it would stick, they'd scream "HELL YEAH!!" on that last part. Seriously.

I don't know what Bull Nettle is, but maybe you shouldn't wander in the woods, just in case.

Thanks again for kicking ass!!

Unfatcat said...

Men love True Blood as well Barry. Oh ye of the random morning thoughts. If you have no idea why men like it, look no further than all the skin, mainly Anna Paquins as well as the pure sensuality of the series as a whole and then make it about the most sexual creature to come out of the monster genre and you have a hit. Yeah, the writing is a bit weak at times but it doesn't get in the way of the story, or the visuals.
The music is great as well, especially the opening theme, "Bad Things", which my band is in the process of working up a passable cover of.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Bull Nettle is still around. We have it on our land and I'm always walking in it.

2Sassy4U said...

Alexander Skarsgard is why ladies like to watch True Blood. He plays the vampire, Eric. Post a picture of him!!! Oh, and post one of Eric Bana, the lead male in The Time Traveler's Wife movie. He is beyond hot.

Anonymous said...

RE: The pic....

Wax on, was off. Happy ending.

Double Fake Pat Morita

Anonymous said...

The concept of "obeying" one's husband was thought up by men trying to keep control of women, and it's worked until the past few decades when we began to get educated and learn that we don't need men for anything other than as a sperm donor for procreation. Women shouldn't "obey" anyone but their parents till they reach the age of adulthood. Then, we have just as much intelligence and capability to make our decisions as men do, often more so. Thank God for the women's movement and the way it is today. I, for one, couldn't have made it in that type of repression. I'm too independent, as are most modern women.

Anonymous said...

10:19....................

You are a shameless racist and will most likely burn in, uh, an Obamacare end of life facility.

"Heck of a job Brownie"--------
now that was funny

Anonymous said...

The kids have been in school a week now and I still haven't noticed a cell phone ban sign. Do they have them posted in both directions that cars may go to get to the schools? Because some of us only travel to the schools in one direction. I'm still looking for the signs and I'm usually pretty observant and I have to go to 3 schools each morning.

RPM said...

Richard Gere is 60 today.

Lemmiwinks turns 45.

Anonymous said...

1243 you need a good ass beating..ho

Chris Brown

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

2sassy4u, I gotcha covered.

http://youmaykissmyring.blogspot.com/2009/07/hey-now.html

http://youmaykissmyring.blogspot.com/2009/05/im-so-shallow.html

Xanthippas said...

I kind of wished I had majored in History.

You didn't miss anything.

Anonymous said...

12:43,

Maybe you could explain why you still never see a woman change a flat tire.

Anonymous said...

I left middle aged behind years ago,and still don't nap. I think it's just called lazy and it'll come back to bite you in the ass someday.

Anonymous said...

Heard a clergy person say they didn't even believe in marriage anymore, that it just legalizes what they are already doing.

Never thought of it that way.

Marriage - down the aisle one year and two years later, out the courtroom door.

So much for longevity.

Anonymous said...

2:30, good point. Throughout the mammalian family of animals the male has different muscle development than the female. In most family groups of mammals the male is dominate. The ugly, nasty hyena is an exception. In humans, males are larger, can run faster, jump higher, and lift more weight. May I refer the she-coon(12:43) to Darwin for further explanation?

Anonymous said...

You are correct, 2:30. Most women don't change tires. However, most men don't change baby diapers, either. The capabilities of the genders is not what we're talking about, though. We're talking about obedience. Men have no more right to issue orders to women than vice versa. We're all perfectly capable of making our own decisions. You can hire a handyman for most any task, including tire changes.... no need to encumber oneself with a husband. I have found them to be completely useless.

Anonymous said...

Baptist preachers keep pushing this "women obey your husbands" in hope they can keep their jobs a little longer before it become apparent that she can preach as well as he.

Anonymous said...

3:45 I accept your premise, but if you are the same woman who authored the comment at 12:43, do you recognize the following quote?


"the past few decades when we began to get educated and learn that we don't need men for anything other than as a sperm donor for procreation."

Hiring a handyman for that too? Or just changing tires? For that matter I suppose you could hire a handyman to change diapers. What you really CAN'T do is live without men, like us or not.

Coincidentally, we completely understand why you don't like us. Trust me the feelings are frequently mutual but we usually change your flats for you (for free) anyway.

Anonymous said...

345? dime to a donut says you were a crappy wife. most streets run two ways

Anonymous said...

Re: president's weekly radio address

That's one reason why Obama does the "YouTube" address.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/weekly_address/

Anonymous said...

I think it's time women re-learn the true meaning of the old saying "rule of thumb"..the real meaning is that legally you should not beat a woman with a stick bigger around than your thumb.

2Sassy4U said...

Thank you Your Majesty, that was very aesthetically pleasing! ;o)