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8.20.2009

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • After Pudge Rodriquez got a hit at his first at bat last night since his return to the Rangers, play by play man Josh Lewin said, "3 hits out of his last 3 at bats for Texas over a span of 7 years."
  • Pudge went on to make it 5 for 5.
  • But my predicted Rangers fade might be beginning. (They've blown leads of 5 and 4 runs over the last two days.)
  • Re: The lady at the Barney Frank's town hall meeting speaking at the podium while holding a picture of Obama with a Hitler mustache which prompted Frank to say, "What planet are you from?" When the nutcases can make Frank like good, they might wish to rethink their strategy. Edit: Here's the video.
  • A caller to KLIF this morning called Obama a Muslim.
  • I'm already tired of the Perry v. Hutchison governor's race and it's just started. But, man, she's looking frumpy at all of her appearances.
  • Wow. The attendance last night at the McCartney concert was 38,000 because they didn't sell seats in the upper deck at the Cowboys Stadium. [Edit: Source was Fox 4 News this morning.] What's up with that? And the big high def screen wasn't in use either.
  • Here's a twitpic of the stage setup.
  • I would think it would be "Cowboys' Stadium" but it's just "Cowboys Stadium."
  • This is one fast woman. Or a man. Or a woman.
  • I almost got ran over in my office parking lot this morning by a woman driving a small silver car.
  • Storms this evening? Yay!!
  • There was a suicide in Decatur over the weekend.
  • My crazy laundry lady is still there. Now she's commenting on my mannerism (where I stand, if I play with the phone, how I dress for work.) Stop it.
  • I roll my eyes whenever a psychiatrist testifies at a criminal trial about whether a defendant is a "sociopath" or has any other mental condition.
  • I thought that oil prices and natural gas prices, the latter which is important to Wise County, pretty much shadowed one another. Apparently that's not true as natural gas hit its lowest price since 2002 yesterday.
  • Stay with me here: The Star-Telegram's Randy Galloway reported yesterday that MLB is now basically running the Texas Rangers due to owner Tom Hicks financial woes. (It had earlier been reported that MLB had loaned the Rangers money.) An interesting aspect of the story is that this "news" was buried in Galloway's "opinion column." Why? The Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News, in a cost cutting measure, have an agreement to share sports news stories. But they don't agree to share opinion pieces. See what they did there?
  • Galloway on the radio is painful to listen to.
  • Why don't we consider health care to be a civil right?
  • Getting kids set up for the start of school seems like a beating. And running around looking for a particular color of a particular type of spiral notebook would put me over the edge.

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

KBH is not only looking frumpy at all of her appearances, but kind of cranky as well. Her campaign seems to be searching for some reason to exist, other than her ego. At the end of the republican primary, will the party to better, regardless of who wins. Nope. She just is tired of the first class trips to DC and wants better teasip football tickets and that is the mood she protrays in the race.

Anonymous said...

Today's girl, prettiest ever?

Anonymous said...

The school supply list is absurd! Have you seen one lately? Forget paper, pencils and the crayons (the necessities). Now we have to buy the teacher's dry erase markers - 2 packs!

As I walked out of my child's "Meet the Teacher" this week, I couldn't help but notice the plastic shoebox container stuffed full of unsharpened pencils, or the shelf that had boxes of unopened map colors and think - why did I just buy more of that stuff?

I guess this is a hot spot for me - considering I overheard a teacher say once that she doesn't have to buy her children school supplies - she just goes and gets the unopened supplies that are left over each year from her classroom!!! How wrong is that???

Jarhead said...

Who done gone and kilt theyseff?

Anonymous said...

She is Cute!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What's going on with the repaving project in Rhome? No work in quite some time and I dont think there is even equipment there now. Ugh!

Anonymous said...

Trust us Barry, there is not nut case that can make Barney Frank look good. It means a lot coming from that incompetent space cadet - questioning what planet someone is from...

Anonymous said...

If health care is a civil right as Obama is saying the health care reform is compared to the civil rights movement in the 60's, how would it be delivered equally? Would a 85 year old great grandma get the same treatment as a 50 year old? Would it be free or how would we pay for it? For example, would the rich pay for the poor or if it is free, who would take responsiblity for one's own health. Since it will not be free, would our taxes be 50% like in Canada for free health care. Our would be borrow the money from China and let our grandchildren pay for it? If considered a civil right, how many young people would go to medical school?

Health care is 1/6th of our economy and if it is taken over by the government that cannot run the cash for clunkers program or reimburse doctors under medicare, it may become a civil right that kills us!

Regarding Barney Frank, he is so arrogant and completely out of touch, he can't take the high road. What a disgrace to the Democratic Party.

Denney Crane said...

Two observations:

1. You could probably see McCartney better from an orbiting satellite than the upper deck of Cowboys Stadium.

2. I can't believe you used the term "frumpy"... in any context

wordkyle said...

Let's be clear here - The lady who Barney Frank smacked down was there as a supporter of perpetual fringe Democrat candidate Lyndon LaRouche. So she was a Democrat nutcase.

P.S. The right to free food should be considered a civil right before free healthcare.

Anonymous said...

Re: shemale sprinter
I think I saw this on the TV show MANswers. The one sure way to prevent a surprise discovery after picking up a "girl" in a bar is to look at the fingers. The index finger on a man is always shorter than the ring finger. It's the other way around on a woman.

You're all looking at your hands now, aren't you?

I believe what Frank said was "On what planet do you spend most of your time?" (Nitpicking, yeah) To which Stephen Colbert quipped (and I'm paraphrsing, too): "Bad move, Barney. That opens you up to all sorts of jokes about Uranus."

Are we going to have someone make the claim now that calling the prez "Muslim" is a code word for...well, you know

Tom Hicks might be bumming for spare change, but the Rangers are raking in the dough on attendance this year. Any money they may have been "advanced" recently should be easily paid off. Payroll can't be that high because Millwood is the only pitcher making large. Vizquel, Jones, and even Pudge were brought in very cheaply.
Sports columnists need to fill that space they are allotted. Yesterday one of them in the S-T (can't remember which) claimed the Rangers couldn't sign their #1 pick because Hicks is broke. Ridiculosity! They didn't sign him because his demands were outrageous for an 18yo

Anonymous said...

Nothing in this world is free, nor should it be. No free food, free healthcare, nada. You get what you work for by good old sweat and tears. No free rides...that's what our country was founded on. If you want free hand-outs, move to a socialist country. I agree with the blogger several weeks back...survival of the fittest (or most motivated).

Anonymous said...

As for the teacher who used the school supplies for her own kids, shame on her! My daughter is a teacher, and she very much needs and uses the supplies bought by the parents. The school systems only allot a small amount to each teacher to cover supplies, and she has to purchase many items out of her own meager salary. I think it's atrocious that the schools don't allot more money for the teachers to buy their supplies, with accountability, of course. They don't make enough to fork over more just to get by.

Anonymous said...

I want her swimsuit it's cute.

Anonymous said...

The wordotariat beat me to it: free food would have to be considered a civil right way before healthcare. What a smokescreen- and you know it. Nobody really believes it should be considered a civil right except for people retarded enough repeat the idea because it sounds good after some do gooder liberal dreamed it up as a justification.
Want health insurance? Get a job that offers it like I did.
THIS COUNTRY IS BROKE and your talking about something they're ADMITTING will cost a trillion dollars over a ten year period? How much do you think it will actually cost?

Anonymous said...

What class Skippy has shown in praising Barney Frank. It just goes to show that there is such a thing as professional courtesy. That is the same reason a pit bull will not bite a woman suffering from PMS.

Anonymous said...

What founded this nation and made it great was hard work and no free passes. We aren't owed anything by anyone. People flocked to this country for equal opportunity to be successful and with that came the possibility of failure. Now that government has taken the failure part out of the equation we are left with a society who demands hand outs and is afraid to work.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:36, Maybe they could not spend the 1.5 million on turf and focus more on the needs of the classroom. Maybe they could fix the a/c in the building where it does not function. Maybe they could admit failure for the Intermediate School campus not meeting AYP. I wonder how many years the teacher pay raises could be sustained with the 1.5 million dollars they are contemplating to spend for turf. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

I would lick her toes

Anonymous said...

The only people close to Nazis I see are the ones who oppose universal health care.

Anonymous said...

i would like to teach her some 77.

Anonymous said...

the wetbacks and blacks due see health care as a civil right along with being able to play the race card anytime thy wish to get there way

wordkyle said...

1005 - Well done! You evoke Buckley's finest hour.

Anonymous said...

For all you parents that have kids going to Carson Elementary, you might want to voice your concerns to the maintenance director for the district about how your kids are going to be in class on Monday with no air conditioning. It has evidently been out all summer and he is doing such a GOOD JOB at overseeing the project it still does not work. And he makes how much?????!!!!! Might want to think about building repairs instead of TURF.
TURF is not going to win games.
And winning games is not going to educate our children.

Anonymous said...

The artificial turf, discussion about a new football field, etc in Decatur makes me sick! That is the district where my daughter teaches, and you are so right, 9:53! The priorities are really skewed when the Board would rather spend $$$ on some stupid sports program rather than classroom supplies. They know the teachers who are dedicated will pay out of their own pockets. Let those who give a **** about sports pay out of their pocktets for things many will never use nor care about.

chupacabra said...

10:05 sez, "The only people close to Nazis I see are the ones who oppose universal health care."

Hee hee. Just remember friends and loved ones, Every time you feed a troll- a unicorn stabs an angel in the heart with its horn of vengeance.

President Clark said...

Healthcare is a right... You have the right to go and buy it. Just because it's a right doesn't mean the government has to provide it for you.

Anonymous said...

Is it me, or do teachers whine non-stop? Right now, we get the "poor us, pay is to low for school supplies" whine since they are coming back from summer. I remember my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Nix, shaking me to the point she ripped the buttons off my shirt. Now that was teaching. She had already projected me as a lowly second team football player by the time I reached high school, so, she figured, why bother.

Probably just me.

Anonymous said...

I want everyone to have basic health care. But not at the expense of our country. We are already headed to bankruptcy with SS and Medicare as is. Let's fix those first and then tackle health care.

Oh wait, that won't happen. Because despite "change we can believe in" it's just the same ol', same ol'. Bunch of idiots spending money.

Anonymous said...

"DUE" ? What a dip shitack !

Anonymous said...

Barry, it would be helpful if you could give us the origins of the pic so I can begin stalking her.

Anonymous said...

10:11- There are a lot of poor white people too, and they also benefit of so called "civil rights". You are a racist pig and I bet you probable blame the wetbacks and blacks for your lack of education and stupidity!

RPM said...

Do not het sucked into the Rangers vortex of fail. Run away from the light!!!!

(Oh yeah, welcome home Pudge!!!)

mzchief said...

Health care should be no more a civil right than is owning and driving a car, which in most states, is a necessity in order to earn a living in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. If people cannot afford to drive a Rolls Royce they do not get to drive a Rolls Royce and the same should go for heart, liver, kidney transplants and other incredibly expensive procedures.

Even if the U.S. viewed health care in the same light as education, people would only be entitled to the very BASICS. The very BASICS do not include, hip/knee replacements, cancer treatment, transplants, gene, fertility, psychiatric, and/or physical therapy.

Name me one thing the U.S. government does more cost effectively and with a better end product than private enterprise? There is NOTHING the government does that is better than private enterprise which is one reason Congress and the White House would foist public health care on the citizens of the U.S. and exempt themselves from ever having to utilize the crap system they forced on the public/people paying for Congress' Gold Standard health care plan.

Ask any veteran who is required to use the V.A. health care system or Native American who is required to use the Bureau of Indian Affairs Health System if it is a good idea and in the best interest of all Americans to have health care administered by the U.S. government and you will receive a resounding, HELL NO!

Anonymous said...

My husband is self-employed and we pay nearly $600/month for a high deductible insurance that pays for nothing! When we go to the doctor, we pay 100% out of pocket until we reach a $2,600 individual deductible. Basically, this is a major medical plan, and unless we have a serious illness or car accident, our insurance will not even kick in and pay a dime. I said all that to say........my healthcare is MY concern. I do not sit around griping at my lack of coverage or that it is the responsiblity of my government to provide me with a better policy. I chose the policy I have, and I pay solely for it each month - which is exactly as it should be. Did I mention that we work hard, and save our own money so that when we need to go to the doctor we can pay for it ourselves. A handout from the government? I don't think so. I'd rather work for it myself!

Anonymous said...

I read in the paper this week that Bridgeport is proposing artificial turf in the bond they will likely call this fall! They justify it by saying we could add soccer to our list of sports if we had the turf. While I agree we are long past due for a soccer team, that is a pretty lame argument......considering Decatur added soccer years ago and they don't even have the artificial stuff - yet!

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:11...
There are more poor whites than there are poor minorities. More white people accept welfare and medicaid than do minorities.

Please, note the term MINORITY and you will have a CLUE as to why there are more whites taking from the system than there are minorities.

Incidentally, YOU are the one who played the "race card."

While you are learning a few things today you would be well served to learn this quote by Abraham Lincoln.

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Hicks isn't broke, but he made a decision that he was going to spend money on his hockey team and not on his baseball team, placing the baseball team on the market. Because baseball owners own a widget (for lack of a better word) that is so exclusive and so expensive, the Commissioner is heavily involved in overisght of the sale of any team (if your team is valued $500 Million this morning, you don't want Hicks selling the Rangers for $400 Million this afternoon because that sale theoretically devalues your $500 Million Dollar Investment). In Hicks's case, MLB is so involved in the sale that it bled over into the signing of the draft pick. I understand the idea that the kid had outrageous demands for an 18 year old, but his signing bonus demand of $6 Million was very well communicated BEFORE the draft and that is why he fell so far that the Rangers were able to select him. Kids that hit 102 on the Radar gun don't come along every day. The Commissioner though seemed to feel that by restricting the Rangers' ability to sign the kid and making him pitch in college for the next two years, baseball at large was better served, because it keeps other similarly situated talents, in the future, from making such demands. And that's why the kid didn't get signed.

And Barry - no love for Galloway? Come on. Way better that Ryner (sp?) over on the Ticket.

Anonymous said...

Miscrap haters join forces to combat her dogooderism!

Anonymous said...

Miz,

now give credit where it is due. Abe may have been paraphrasing, but idea came from Proverbs 17:28, which provides: Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

I mean, I think Abe was a great guy and all, but he didn't write the Bible.

Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

11:45 - You didn't have anything to add to the blog but your hate for Mzchief. I can't wait to see how many haters jump on your rickety bandwagon. You should follow Abe's advice and try keeping your mouth shut so we all don't have proof you're an annoying dumbass.

I'd never thought of thinking about healthcare like public education but it makes sense. The trouble I have with it is that public education isn't that good and I sure don't want my healthcare to suck as much as the public education in America.

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to the battle between Rick & KBH. Reminds me of Rodan and Godzilla, but with fewer Japanese.

Speaking of KBH, do any of the oldtimers out there remember her dust-up with DA Ronnie Earle while Texas State Treasurer? One of the many accusations was forcing an assitant to be her personal minion on the state dime (get dry cleaning, run errands, do campaign duties, cut her food - okay, I made that one up, etc). Walked out of the Travis County Courthouse clean & sparkly. Teflon lady.

Rick, you better buy a few more cases of Consort, because the big blow is coming.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

The mzchief 11:19 comment makes two great points. One, that the gov.-run systems we have SUCK, so why would we want to create more? The second great point she makes is that there is NO reason healthcare should differ from any other commodity. You get what you pay for. Health care incurs costs, hence you pay to cover that cost. I don't see what's so hard to understand or so terrible about that. You can't afford to pay your way, you lose. Seems fair to me.

Anonymous said...

Let's just let the people who cannot afford health insurance die. Screw 'em, they're a dime a dozen.

I am, of course, being facetious, but, and this is funny, more of you will agree with that statement than not.

Anonymous said...

If health care is a "civil right" (meaning the government owes it to everyone), then shouldn't shelter, food, water, and clothing be deemed even more urgent "civil rights" with government provision to everyone?

I think ALL legal representation should be pro bono so that everyone is guaranteed "equal" access to the law. How much would your practice make then?

Anonymous said...

Yes, some teachers whine. Sometimes, they are the best ones because they want the best for your children. It is hard to start school without the markers, etc. to do the job. And it is hard to understand how Decatur and Bridgeport can justify spending so much on a field without spending it on classroom education. Why don't they join together and build one complex in the middle of the county and share it like the big schools do? That could make more sense.
If some people want their children to go to schools that use athletic fields to be prestigious, move their children there.

wordkyle said...

227 - Your tongue-in-cheek remark is exactly the position that Obama recommended regarding elderly patients who need particular treatments. I think his words were "Give them a pain pill instead." Interesting how parody often swerves into truth, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

12:28, calling people a "dumbass" just proves that YOU are the hater here!

Anonymous said...

Barney always takes the low road is what I heard.You can throw the rainbows in with the blacks and wetbacks.DAGO

Anonymous said...

Dude, you lick them all!!!!!!!!!! Why don't you just go sit in a nail salon and click a few pictures so you won't have to get on here and go on and on about your little toe fetish....gross!

Anonymous said...

And 8thirty-four, then you would be the "hater" judge in charge of hate security at your own descrection, description and direction. And you probably want a raise.

RPM said...

Why aren't the right to lifers all over this? Does that stop after you breathe? Healthcare = Life.

Anonymous said...

The point is, people. Healthcare may = life, but someone's gotta PAY FOR IT! Hospitals, doctors, nurses, supplies, meds...none of that comes free. You may be fine with paying for others who choose not to work, but I am not.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 12:04...
I prefer Abe's take on the reason fools need to keep silent. There are countless people who, by keeping silent, could NEVER lead anyone to believe they are wise.

Case in point.

Anonymous said...

Miz--
Actually it was Mark Twain that said, "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

mzchief said...

To anonymous 11:50...
According to Quotation Page Abraham Lincoln is attributed to having made the quote. I do not doubt that Mark Twain is also given credit for having made the same quote. However, since Lincoln is presumed to have made the quote prior to Twain, I elected to attribute the quote to Lincoln.

wordkyle said...

Not to stick my nose into this argument, but any clever quotation ever uttered is eventually attributed to either Mark Twain or Winston Churchill.

Anonymous said...

I am a former English teacher--I did know to go to a reliable quotation book and get the quote from Mark Twain. I guess he was paraphrasing Abe. It still is true!

Anonymous said...

In regard to Congressman Barney Frank and the woman at the town hall meeting.........I thought it insulting that he compared her to a dining table....very unfair to tables. Atleast a table has a leg to stand on!

Anonymous said...

Ref Health Care being a civil right, why cant people just get off there butt and get a job and get their own insurance? But why do that when you can live off the government and let everyone else pay for it

Anonymous said...

Was it a Mustang that almost ran you over????? If so, Im sorry!!! I was running late to work and had to take my dad something to his work and all the streets were closed cause of that construction!!! I dont recall almost running anyone over, so if it was you, I didint see you and Im sorry!!!!