10.21.2009

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Tired of hearing about the Swine Flu shot or lack thereof.
  • Sarah Palin is going to be on Oprah. I'm in. But my Head Brain might explode by watching the two most irritating women in the world.
  • ABC/Washington Post Poll: Only 20% consider themselves Republican -- lowest since 1983. Demographics are our future.
  • I really don't know anyone who has been to Vegas lately. And I don't know why it is so expensive to fly there.
  • Lots of people volunteer lots of information to people who do not care.
  • Red River Rivalry bathroom fight from last Saturday between two girls which kind of got started with the utterance of "Fatties up front."
  • The thought of the Dallas Mavericks starting a marathon season gives me Tired Head.
  • Daylight Savings Time has to right around the corner, but I don't want to look it up.
  • I don't know why there's not a death every day at Hwy 287 and FM 2264 south of Decatur. People crossing. People pulling out onto the highway. People driving on the shoulder. It's chaos. Chaos, I 'll tell ya.
  • Did gas prices just jump 20 cents in one day?
  • An entry in the Update this morning that caused a question mark to form over my head: QUEEN "B" - The city of Bridgeport is hosting the first Queen "B" Contest 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the Bridgeport Stage. The male employees of the city will participate in female form to earn the title Queen "B."
  • Barack in 1980? That would make him 18 or 19.
  • Puppy on my desk yesterday.
  • I still think it's silly when I hear a white guy talking about an album "dropping" on a certain date.
  • The quick cycling traffic light drives me crazy. But I fear the running of the red light so I'll hit the the brakes every time.

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

NOVEMBER 1

Anonymous said...

6.5

Anonymous said...

Traffic safety is worse at 287 and Business 287 just north of there. There should be overpasses at both locations. Wonder what our local TxDOT Engineering office is doing about it? Three guesses.

Anonymous said...

Was that dog on your desk letting you know what he thinks of your law work by pooping all over your papers?
He should have.

Double double fake Scooby Doo

Anonymous said...

I hope Palin runs again...guarantees four more years. I can hear it now. "Four more years! Four more years!"

Anonymous said...

8:29 is right. Your source must be drying up.

Anonymous said...

Why is it any more silly to hear a white guy say that an album is "dropping"? It's a stupid term for the release of an album - no matter who says it

What the heck is a "marathon" season? Are they going to run 26.2 miles? Or are they expecting to win lots and lots of games? Doesn't mean a thing if they don't come through in the playoffs. Seems they failed that test a couple of years ago.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you fall back an hour at 2am Nov 1.

Anonymous said...

I love The Blog but do we have to see a video of a fight almost daily? You are lowering your standards.

Anonymous said...

"Demographics are our future." It is also the collapse of the empire. There is no empire within the area bounded by the Mexican border to the southern tip of South America? Why did the mighty power of Spain not manifest itself in South America? Why is there no empire on the African continent?

China is an empire that will survive. Russia is an empire that will survive. America will not?

DocLogic said...

Palin was an interesting story and any momentum she had is done. If she can't handle being a governor, then she can't handle being president.

DocLogic said...

The Washington Post is as liberal media as there is. Using the similar recent words of the Obama administration.... " they are not a real media source"

wordkyle said...

Holy cow, you've outdone yourself in slant. That same poll made some other claims. Here's the headline in the Washington Post: "PUBLIC OPTION GAINS SUPPORT; Clear Majority Now Backs Plan."

Now here's data from the survey itself. Poll Question #6: "Overall, given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the proposed changes to the health care system being developed by (Congress) and (the Obama administration)?"
Net Support - 45%
Net Oppose - 48%

With that information, would you say the headline was designed to inform or to deceive?

By the way, don't get your demographics in a wad too quickly. That same poll has this data:
"Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative?"
Liberal - 23%
Moderate - 36%
Conservative - 38%


All it shows is how the Republican party has irritated Conservatives, the largest political bloc in the country. What do you think will happen when Republicans start governing like Conservatives again?

Anonymous said...

I noticed the big gas price jump (leap)too!! Why can't we get our fuel prices under reasonable control!??

Anonymous said...

The comment on the percentage of Republicans.....it's because the Republican party is no longer conservative.....check out the story in the WSJ about the GOP candidate in upstate NY.

Interestingly enough, your source for this story is the "Huffington Post"....you gotta be kidding me.

Did you notice the little factoid at the very bottom of that article that informs that the DEM support of Obama's HC plan has dropped 15%!!!!

Now that's news.

Anonymous said...

What's he smoking?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of puppies....what is the city of Allen thinking in NOT returning the lost dog of a 70 yr old woman to her, the rightful owner.

Instead of letting the adoptee keeping her. What the hell??

You simply tell the folks, we found the original owner and we're giving the dog back...and refund the fees.

Anonymous said...

The "ABC Poll" - Nuff said!! That's what they want you to believe but it's funny to me, the Repubs are bringing in more money than the Dems, Obama's ratings are lower than ever and over half of citizens in the U.S. don't approve of the govment ran health care thingy. So, they may not consider themselves Republicans but I'll bet money they don't consider themselves Democrats which was not mentioned. Your comment about demographics is correct howerver. The majority of voters actually came from the innder city, type areas unless of course ACORN fudged the numbers or people voted more than once. As for the bathroom battle, not impressed. It appeared to me you had two snot nose chicks who thought they were hot crap because they were possible texas students or alum and thought the "fat girl" was a poser. In my opinion, who cares. Big'n did let them know in no uncertain terms she was getting the "throne" first. She schooled the Texas girls. Crack me up, the ugly brunette say's, "you have no class", yep, she was one to talk.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is my advanced age, but all I could think during the Texas-OU girl restroom smackdown was why someone was not running into the open stall during the fight. Instead they stood nose to nose & continued to jawbone, leaving the toilet unused. People, if you need to pee, then PEE! My bladder thanks you.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Is that I Carly in the pic?????

Anonymous said...

I thought what we have now is Daylight Savings Time and we "fall back" in a few weeks.

Anonymous said...

Well I think we only have Democrats and the Anything-but-a-Democrats

chupacabra said...

Funny/bad/sad thing is if you abslolutely HAVE to label ideologies and pick a definitive one- Libertarianism is the only one that won't bankrupt us financially and will protect individual rights but, let's see how far the best one of them would ever get in America.

Anonymous said...

BHO=TFN

Anonymous said...

Texas/OU smackdown
For very personal reasons, I'll stay anonymous on this one.

The OU girl in the white shirt is my great-niece and weighs about 100lbs. She is an OU grad but lives in the Metroplex. Sorry to see this made YouTube. And the altercation happened Friday night.

Anonymous said...

Hussein looks like Michael I'm dead Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Bathroom fight results....

Texas 16
OU 13

Analysis....

OU could have won easily, they just ran out of toilet paper.

Mark my words, next year, they'll know how to squeeze the Charmin.

Double Fake Chris Berman

Anonymous said...

I agree. 2264 makes me a little nervous. it need an acceleration lane or something.

Anonymous said...

Why don't all of you liberal weenies that want government run health care want government housing for everyone also? I'll bet you don't answer my question.

Anonymous said...

Oprah and Palin are irritating. Oprah is a plethora of misinformation and Palin tells it like it is and the media works to make truth less intellectual.

Anonymous said...

I believe there is a simple solution to the fluctuation in gasoline prices.The price should be set for the entire month unless there is a national emergency declared. That's the way oil used to be posted, it usually remained the same for the entire month to the producer. It would also help with that speculation thing Obama promised to deal with.

Anonymous said...

10:30---Yes, you are correct.

The real problem is that our populace has become a gaggle of zombies brainwashed by the TV. I do believe there is no hope for our country, but it's not so much demographics as it is the TV, stupid

Anonymous said...

10:30 - Oh how confused you are!! Palin is an empty political shell. Too bad she doesn't figure out that she should intentionally become a comedian and do herself rather than letting Tina Fey make all the $$.

Anonymous said...

Hey BG no comment on the baseball game last night. One guy tags out 2 guys who seem to have no idea that they should either be on a base or running away from the guy with the ball. Umpire, who is right beside this, doesn't see it.

Anonymous said...

I always knew the boys in Bridgeport were a little light in their sneakers.

Anonymous said...

Gas prices are not up much


the fake Blake Sanford

Anonymous said...

Fiona is that you in them big sunglasses..?

Anonymous said...

10:30

The media has the horrible task of trying to just "understand" what your intellectual Palin is saying! You are not from Alaska are ya?

Anonymous said...

Opra is so far beneath Palin the show will be a riot!

M-M said...

Palin should not run after bailing as governor. Too much controversy with that alone. I think she bailed because someone had some goods on her or a family member and the ultimatum was to bow out gracefully or it goes public. May be wrong but otherwise it doesn't make sense.

Anonymous said...

My government run health plan is working just fine thank you. (Medicare)

And there is already a plethora of govt projects to help home owners including reduced rates for veterans wanting to buy a house or land. My house is paid for but I got to deduct all that interest back in time.

And yes, I pay almost 33% of my income to Big Brother because in retirement I have lost all my little loopholes to hide my income or claim deductions.

The attitude of "Ive got mine, where's the problem?" is un American. Reform health care. Reform Wall St. Reform judicial system..........until we get it right.

America has and always will be a work in progress.

Anonymous said...

"The OU girl in the white shirt is my great-niece and weighs about 100lbs. She is an OU grad but lives in the Metroplex. Sorry to see this made YouTube. And the altercation happened Friday night."

Well, she needs to be taught manners, and also not to taunt girls who look like they know how to fight. If she'd said that to me, she would have been on the floor. None of those three girls seemed smart enough to go to college, but I guess I acted just as stupidly when I was drunk.

wordkyle said...

1255 - Congratulations on your satisfaction with Medicare. Obama's healthcare reform plan includes cutting $500 billion from Medicare. That "reform" thing is tricky, isn't it? Was your Medicare money going to Democrat congressmen for their votes part of what you had in mind? Seems like their idea is "I've got mine, now I want yours."

Anonymous said...

Note to self. Don't talk crap if you can't back it up. Looks like OU lost on and off the field. LOL

Anonymous said...

Gas prices are up because we buy with dollars. The dollar is weak, the world does not trust the Obama dollar. He has borrowed too much money from China.

Joe Hallenbeck said...

7.5

Anonymous said...

Interesting that King obama has now dropped to a 49% and DROPPING approval rate. I don't think many are claiming Democratic, either. The masses DO NOT trust the man!

Anonymous said...

If my medicare money has been going to congressmen, it has gone to Republican congressmean as they have been in power most of the time I have been retired.

I totally support Medicare cuts because I have read what they are cutting and don't rely on fear-mongering by the Repub and Wordkyle.

Reform has to come. Too many people are being hurt by the current system. The Ins industry has us by the throats........and yes my Ins portfolio will probably suffer in the process.

Once again, I have mine, but so many don't, and can't, and I want my government to give them a fair shot at access to it. Notice I didn't say a handout...but a fair shot at being insured and insured well.

Anonymous said...

There will be no health care reform until some form of public option is included or the insurance industry's anti-trust protection repealed.........and maybe both.

There is no danger of the leeches going broke.

wordkyle said...

Let's see, a large part of the Medicare cuts is in reduced payments to doctors...who will not see a corresponding cut in their expenses. I wonder how many doctors will cease accepting Medicare patients (as so many have already?) After all, why should they take a cut in pay? Congressmen and Senators don't.

Fewer doctors...hmmmm. Would you say that results in better healthcare or worse healthcare?

Anonymous said...

"Lots of people volunteer lots of information to people who do not care."

Oh the irony of your posts Barry. That right there is funny; I don't care who you are.

Double-fake Bill Shakespeare

Anonymous said...

Look at the bright side: About 5% of the Mexicans swimming that river have medical degrees, but come here to mow your lawn cause the money's better. They would be delighted to man government clinics and provide care for 12 million illegals who don't have insurance. And they'll do it for roofer's wages.

This is a win-win, (In Spanglish that is ween-ween.)

Half Baked Carlos Ortega Gonzales Perez Sanchez Herrerra Sosa Ignacio De la Mula con Tequila.

Si

Anonymous said...

Health Care Reform=Something For Nothing...sound familiar...?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, do you think any Republican senator or congressman should receive Medicare?

Anonymous said...

Why are so many happy with the way insurance companies control your health care and health costs? I find their policies unconscionable at times ant their prices exorbitant. Will "reform" cure any of this? Dunno, but it's worth the try. BTW - wordy doesn't tell you the $500 billion cut in Medicare is over a 10 year period. The reduction is supposed to be made up by savings in the way Medicare works - not in reduced services. We'll have to wait and see.

wordkyle said...

1. How does one make the leap from "Conservatives (and others) oppose the Democrat/Obama healtcare plan" to "Conservatives (and others) are happy with the way insurance companies control your health care and health costs?" Every industry can stand improvement, but improvement should not mean destroying the industry in the process. If we're combatting inefficiency, isn't the best place to start the federal government?

2. I believe that anyone who legally qualifies for a service should be able to choose whether they receive it or not.

3. Democrats promising to cut costs by making a government program operate with less waste and inefficiency is, well, unbelievable. a) Obama and the Democrat Congress have broken most of the promises Obama made during the campaign (72 hours for the public to examine legislation online, anyone?) and b) By definition and design, the federal government is incapable of operating efficiently and without waste. It has shown this thousands of times since it was created. Ergo, experience dictates that federal "cuts" = "reduced services."