11.13.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • I've got a purple tie on today.
  • I think I got ripped off last night buying some towels at Bed, Bath and Beyond, or are they just expensive in general?
  • Countdown to the first comment about me being in a Bed, Bath, and Beyond: Three . . . two . . . one
  • The news was reporting yesterday that former Texas Ranger and Argyle resident John Wetteland was "suicidal" when cops were called to his house. Today's story was a bit more ambiguous. (And every sportswriter I've ever heard to talk about Wetteland says he is a tremendous jerk.)
  • First excerpts are out of Sarah Palin's book to be released Tuesday: She never mentions Levi Johnston. How is that possible when they paraded that kid out at the Republican National Convention?
  • I think I'm obsessed with Palin. If she's on my TV screen, I stop down.
  • This is only the second sellout of TCU's stadium in 25 years? I bet the last one was when the Evil Empire came to town in the mid-1980s when TCU finally rose from the dead. (Wise County connection: James Maness of Decatur was on the TCU squad and Debbie O'dell-Selz of Bridgeport was a TCU cheerleader.)
  • Wait. TCU is a 20 point favorite and Utah is running out a freshman quarterback? What's all the excitement about?
  • While you were sleeping: The lawyer for the Ft. Hood shooter says he (the shooter) is paralyzed.
  • There's only a couple of people/entities that I have their Twitter updates delivered directly to my phone via text message. The Messenger is one of them. Note to the boys over there: You have got to STOP the 15 tweet onslaught when the paper comes out -- especially when five of them are dedicated to obituaries.
  • When I was a kid, I'd catch horned frogs all the time. The rumor was they would spit blood, but I never saw that happened. But I can't remember the last time I saw one in the wild.
  • Not many people notice when it's Friday the 13th (As 90% of you reading this realize it is Friday the 13th.)
  • To become a DPS trooper, you normally have to go through a 26 week training program in Austin. Not any more, at least if you are a certified police officer. Now they are offering just a 10 week training course with a HUGE catch: You must agree to border patrol duty for the first two years. Starting salary is $2,982.25 per month. (Note to recruiters: You might want to add $18 to that because $3,000 a month sound a lot better.)

72 comments:

Anonymous said...

7.25

Anonymous said...

Tech 2006.last sale out.

Anonymous said...

Is this chick with the yellow flashing the person in the car?

The TCU sell-out fact is amazing. They have been good if not great for the last 10 years.

20 points with too much. Where's my bookie...

Barry, I know I don't telly you as much as I should....but I love you man.

Anonymous said...

1) Levi Johnston was never paraded anywhere. He sat up in a seat and the cameras gave you a shot of him.

2) When you write your book, name whom you would like.

3) Yes Barry, we do believe you are obsessed with Sarah Palin...but we also think that is better than Barney Frank.

Anonymous said...

I bet u got some bath gel and aroma candles too while u were in bbab???

K1p said...

OK Republicans. Whatever you do, please do not nominate Sarah to run for president. There is no way any democrat can beat her. We liberals tremble at her vast intellectual powers. Her knowledge of current events makes her untouchable in any debate. Her loyalty is affirmed by any Alaskan. Her speech pattern and delivery are beyond reproach.

Please don't nominate her. PLEASE!

Anonymous said...

K1p - Quit giving away our liberal secrets!

Kim said...

Yes, towels at BB&B are too expensive. Better to get them at TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Homegoods.

Anonymous said...

Horny toads shoot blood out their eyes, they don't spit it at you. Weren't you paying attention when that was mentioned during TCU's new uniform rollout?
I haven't seen one in ages either.

You got ripped off with the deal on the towels if the price you paid was higher than the posted price. Otherwise, you paid the price they were asking. Nobody forced you to pull your wallet out.
I won't comment on the Bed, Bath & Beyond visit. Sounds like a reasonable place to purchase items for the bedroom or bath.
You didn't wander into the "Beyond" section, did you?

Anonymous said...

Nice rack but wow that face is something else.

Anonymous said...

Bed, Bath and Begay!

Anonymous said...

Me likey the two Volkswagens in today's pic. Wanna soap 'em up...

Anonymous said...

If you shopped at Bed Bath and Beyond, I hope you used a coupon. They put them out all the time and you can even use them after they expire.

Unless you spent time growing up in Brazil or Columbia, you did not catch horned FROGS or see horned FROGS. Horned LIZARDS are native to Texas.

Anonymous said...

For You Sarah Palin Haters;

Michelle Obama once said "....she left a big law firm to go into public service and "give back" to America". From the Canada Free Press (because U.S. papers won't publish it)Ms. Obama has 22 assistants of some sort assisting her daily in the White House. The total expense for this to the U.S. taxpayer is $1,591,200.00. These salaries do not include her "personal make-up artist" and her "personal hair stylist". Over a million dollars a year is spent for the first lady's personal staff and social activities. The most, ever, personal assistants a first lady has ever had is 3 and that was Hillary Clinton. So, while some of you are at home reading the blog because you've lost your job or maybe you've had to resort to the night shift at McDonalds to flip burgers, think about Michelle and the goodness of her heart. And for all you others who will trash me because you have no excuse for it, feel free because that's all you can resort too. Ain't ya glad you voted for that!! And, while we're on the subject, of all the love and care coming from the White House, don't think for a minute the Health Care issue is because they care about you. There's more to it than that and it's called "benefiting monetarily". How else do you think a person, Republican or Democrat, goes to Washington earning a salary of a little over $100,000.00 a year, serves four terms or more and retires a millionaire? If you've ever wondered why they didn't vote as you thought they should, because they're such a good person, it's about the money!! They don't really care about you even though they work for you and you pay their salary. Good Luck America! We can no longer afford to lay down and play dead or we will be. O.K., get after it, I just put on my crash helment.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of a Wise county connection to mid 80's TCU football, how do you forget to mention Kyle Clifton?

Jack Daniels said...

"...at Bed, Bath and Beyond.."

Pretty gay, barrister. I don't think I would have told that.

Anonymous said...

We had one chance to save this country, and we blew it.

Ron Paul.- And you didn't even bother to listen to him.

Welcome to the next 50 years of America's slide into mediocrity.
Barak Obama isn't going to save you. Sarah Palin isn't going to save you. You sat on your fat asses watching TV and eating Cheetohs and let the world's greatest country fall into disrepair.

Thanks a lot you bunch of butt-heads. The Mexicans deserve this place. You didn't have the balls to keep it.

chupacabra said...

Horned toad lizards are declining in numbers due to fire ants killing off the harvester ants the lizards used as their main source of food. There is a fear they'll become extinct. You can still see them in pretty good numbers farther west where it's too dry for fire ants to be in any large numbers.
They don't actually spit blood- they can squirt it from their eyes when stressed (actually weirder huh?). More often than not though, it just runs out of the corner of their eyes instead of squirting any distance.

Anonymous said...

Horned frogs: I, too, used to see them everywhere. I heard they are nearing extincton because fire ants eat them or they eat the fire ants and die or some such thing.

Towels: best prices may be found at JC Penney's when they have sales. BB & B is always too expensive...you got "had".

Palin: we disagree. I like her alot and was at a ladies' party last night and we were all 12 discussing how much we all like her and how we'd vote for her next time around. The MEDIA was harder on her than on any man, bringing her personal life and kids in and misquoting her and taking what she said out of context. No one could have stood up under that light, but you liberals don't want to admit that she was crucified by the media. She should scare you, because many of us out here think she's got more to offer than any recent candidates. I hear she's already made a million off her book,which I dare to say is better than anyone reading this blog has done. On Levi...he was simply there...they did NOT parade him. Why does her daughter's life have any impact whatsoever on her ability as a politician? That's just insane, but we all know that if the media says it's so, then it's gotta be true, right?

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:27 is correct, Tech sellout in 06.

Anonymous said...

Purple is a way better color than green/gold! Thanks for wearing the tie in support of the Frogs even though you wouldn't dare admit it!

Anonymous said...

Are we supposed to give a shit the guy is paralyzed and has a lot of pain?

And why is he not being charges with 31 counts of attempted murder as well?

Jarhead said...

My God.

I must have awoken in a Bizzaro World.

Barry "Bu-Bear" Green in a purple tie? I might just re-friend him for that.

Probably not, though.

GO FROGS!!!

Anonymous said...

I used to catch horny toads as a kid too. They actually shot blood out of their eyes by squeezing them shut super-tight -- it's a defense mechanism. But if you laid them on their backs & rubbed their bellies they'd almost go to sleep. They've been driven out by fire ants, I believe. They used to eat the big red ants, & the fire ants killed those off or drove them out. Just another good reason to kill fire ants.

Anonymous said...

Return those towels to bb&b and go to kohls

Anonymous said...

Me loves me some bb&b towels you need any company tonight???

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Jarhead. I hope you continue to comment here.

I was at the game in the 80's against the Longhorns. I was a TCU student at the time and was loving me some Jim Wacker. The over-matched Frogs lost that game. And the next year, several Frog players (including Heisman hopeful Kenneth Davis) admitted to Wacker that they were getting paid. Wacker (to his credit) immediately dismissed them all from the team, and the season was lost. Rumor had it that James Maness was driving around in a brand new Firebird Trans-am; but he was not implicated in the scandal.

BTW, remember that point spreads are designed to get people to place bets. It's not what Vegas actually predicts the outcome to be. This is the best TCU team of my brief 45 years, but they better be ready for a fight on Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Kp1 - I can see you trembling at anyone with an intellect. Pity your liberal mother didn't consider abortion.

Anonymous said...

9:28, If Ron Paul is so great, then why does he not get elected. Answer, he is a flake. And the people who supported him are as bad as he is.
9:30, the media didn’t flaunt the Palin’s kids, Her and the Republican party did for hopes of gaining an edge in the election. They wanted to show how family friendly they are, but their record shows something else. They are Pro-Business and believe in the trickle down effect. When was the last time that a business came out and offered to help you for nothing in return? They want to exploit you for all you are worth. And you are not smart enough to recognize it.

Not so Wise in the County said...

Other TCU National Chamption Enis Kerlee, he is listed in Azle but resides securly some 300 yards north of the the Tarrant County Line see him here (last year) http://www.wfaa.com/video/index.html?nvid=295281

Anonymous said...

Yes, they paraded Levi on stage! Yes, they were courting the anti-abortion/family values crowd

Media harder on Palin than most? That is hard to quantify as few others have made as many stupid coments (stupid for a potential president) (ok, I give you Biden)

She is a trained presenter (degree in communications journalism) so if she studies real hard between now and 2012 she could be a force
Assuming the training limits the stupid statements.


As beauty queens go, she is attractive.

Anonymous said...

Barrack Obama "grants" 2 billion to a Brazilian Oil co. to drill offshore of Brazil. They have already contracted the oil to China.

The majority shareholder of the Brazilian OIl co?......
George Soros. Google that name up you liberal jackasses.

Barry, what is the over/under on the number of weeks it takes you liberals to sue the USA over the Ft Hood shooter being paralyzed?

Anonymous said...

Kp1 is trying the brer rabbit reverse psychology (please don't throw me in the briar patch). If Kp1 represents the liberals (which I doubt), I would think Sara Palin should run. The post is way too obvious.

Anonymous said...

TCU - Don't forget about Collin Jones from Bridgeport who is having a great season this year! He's really good.

Anonymous said...

Chupa check this out, watch all the way to about the end:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M-dW6EAmc4

Anonymous said...

9:20....

Funny how no one has a retort for your facts. People who say they are out to "give back" while they waste our money to satisfy their huge egos make me sick. Unfortunately, most public servants, GOP and Dem, behave this way. Until we hold them accountable they will continue to.

On a snippy note, there aren't enough personal assistants in the world to make Michelle Obama classy, even though the liberals desperately want her to be so. Putting a bow on a pig doesn't make it anything but a pig with a bow.

I have my helmet on with you, 9:20.

Anonymous said...

10:03 First, you might want to take a lesson in grammar, because yours is very poor.

Secondly, if you don't realize that Obama and his stooges are NOT in this for you, but for the almighty dollar, then you are truly as dumb as your post indicates you are. If you think the current administration gives a damn about "the people" then you are quite an idiot.

Anonymous said...

What the heck does stopped down mean? Is that some type of hillbilly ebonics you use?

Why is it you defend Obama on everything and point out anything Hannity or Beck does that you don't like? Do you really think one is always right and one is always wrong. Don't be a moron. They are both off their rockers a good bit of the time.

Why does Baylor even pay football coaches when they don't play football? Spare teams deserve spare coaches.

Anonymous said...

9:20
Fall for those crazy emails do you.

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/08/michelle-obamas-staff/

Really Hillary only had 3?
Laura had what one.....but then again the Bush's spent so much time on vacation I guess little work got done.

K1p said...

Anon 10:12

Dang, your smart.

Anonymous said...

11:14 Rumor has it Madame Black Widow spends most her time pick'n cotton. Could you fact check that one for me?

Jack Daniels said...

Gee, SlopJarhead, the one who HATES this blog is posting.

Still a doof.

Anonymous said...

Why does the media keep saying Michelle Obama is attractive when she could eat corn off of the cob thru a picket fence and her butt is "two ax-handles" wide"???

Tell her to haul ass and she will have to make three trips.

Anonymous said...

TCU has a football team?

Anonymous said...

10:57, apparently you are not a P1.

Jarhead said...

Oh Jack,

I'm glad that my presence here upsets you enough to post about it.

I can see I haven't lost my touch.

I love getting inside people's heads. Some have more space to move around in than others.

Love,

"The Doof"

Anonymous said...

John Wetteland - wow,what happened to him?

Didn't he do a ton of church related events around the area?

Greggo

Anonymous said...

11:14 sorry to disappoint, it wasn't an email. You may want to check and see who's behind your information. Thanks for trying though. Now go get your towel and continue to drool yourself, health care is on it's way to assist you!! Good luck, you voted for him oh yea, and her.

Anonymous said...

Josh Goolsby, linebacker from Bridgeport, was on some pretty good TCU teams in the late 90's or early 2000's, also Jeff Garner From Decatur was the starting center for three years in the late nineties, and did some pretty good blocking for some running back named Tomlinson, can't remember his first name, LaSomething.

Anonymous said...

Wood definately take the morning pic to Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Decatur grad Kevin Haney spent 78 -82 at TCU as quarterback and running back. The coldest I've ever been was watching TCU play Tech in Lubbock and the game ending in a tie 3 -3 during Haney's tenure with coach F A Dry.

Double Fake Levi Johnston said...

I remember how much Anobiter, Gator, R&R, JarSnipLip, etc., ad vomitus, gushed over Sarah Palin when it was announced she would be McCain's running mate. Some of those doodle heads even bought campaign signs. Ha ha ha ha ha!

Anonymous said...

When we first purchassed our home in Bridgeport we had 2 horny toads that lived in our yard. Since the first year we haven't seen them.

TCU- LOL, y'all really think they are good...they better watch it this weekend, big head usually = loss!

Anonymous said...

Towels at Pennys are great and not too expensive.

Anonymous said...

If you just went on a road trip and stayed in a hotel, why do you need towels?

Anonymous said...

I purchase my plush bath towels in bulk with free shipping, from ebay, so no one can see me being gay at a place I would never set foot in.

Anonymous said...

I attended the TCU-Texas game in '84 when my 'Horns wiped the floor with TC Lose as we called them. It rained like cats and dogs during the game.

My brother and I are Texas Exes and my dad was a Horned Frog. Dad taught at TCU as well as graduating from there.

The funniest incident I ever saw at Amon G. Carter was a big fight between the Aggie Corps of Cadets and a group of TCU frats called the Rowdies in the 1960's. The Rowdies carried a sign around the stadium that showed a rotten apple and the sign said rotten to the core. TCU fans got a good laugh out of the sign. The Aggies came pouring out of the stands to fight the TCU guys when they saw it.

Anonymous said...

Barry, your carwash photo reminds me of the famous scene in Wild Things where Matt Dillon had his Jeep soaped up by Denise Richards & Toi Svane. Made me feel dirty.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

"I've got a purple tie on today."

I could never associate myself with such forms of gaydom.

Anonymous said...

"While you were sleeping: The lawyer for the Ft. Hood shooter says he (the shooter) is paralyzed."

WooHoo! 100% military disability payments!

Bed, bath and beyond - you're gay! Hurry up and come out of the closet or you're going to miss out on some premo legal fees from defending your friends in the rainbow room bust.

Last...quit posting pictures of my mom at the carwash. I find it offensive, especially when posted by a gay man.

Anonymous said...

The girl bought the top before the chee chees.Obama said he would create jobs d,did,nt he. George Soros is who winds the monkeys spring up.Every voter should really research who he is and what he stands for.Look for more gimmee,s for the Dems on this man they are really not paid up yet.DAGO

Anonymous said...

House cats eat horny toads.

Double Fake Wise County Turtle Loving Zombie Boy said...

I love purples.

Anonymous said...

Not from Texas. Live in Keller now. Found a dead frog toad stiff puffy looking thing in my pool. Took it out. It came back to life, moved around, died again. Husband comes home. It was a horned toad. Freakiest thing I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha. He said,"Wacker" Ha ha.

wisenurse said...

All you wise county I buy my towels at walmart (and of course that's anti-gay) - get real buying towels at bed bath beyond, Penneys, Kohls is not an indicator that someone needs to come out of closet just means you like nice towels! It's OK Barry I like nice towels too.

Anonymous said...

Hey retards!

How does a single guy furnish his home, replentish what is worn, replace what is broken.....if he doesn't go to a store.

Only Cabella's for real men? Give the guy a break.

Anonymous said...

Elaine Taylor and Paula Shepherd, both from Bridgeport, were TCU cheerleaders but, I don't remember the years.

RPM said...

Tuesday Morning.

It's a great place to buy top quality towels n stuff dirt cheap.

I'm just sayin'...

Anonymous said...

My wife had great looking ta ta's just like that girls. Don't believe me? Just ask anybody.

Anonymous said...

pretty sure baylor football team shops at BB & Beyond

Anonymous said...

I wanted to call the 305-971-8864 number for Statewide Electric to see if the employee driving the truck was a sex offender. Just couldn't do it.