11.10.2009

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • The "rank the girls" commentor has his work cut out for him today.
  • I broke my left click button on the built-in mouse pad on my laptop. Beating.
  • TCU is tricking up their uniforms for this week's high profile game with Utah. Warning: Don't mess with charma. Edit: Make that "karma". What the heck is "charma"?
  • The question has nothing to do with veterans or military service: Should "The Cold War" be referenced in the same list that contains "World War II", "The Vietnam War" or the "Korean War?" Seems like a fair question that rationale people could debate.
  • NPR, while doing a profile on the Fort Hood shooter this morning, mentioned that "On at least one occasion he tried to convert one of his mental health patients to Islam saying it would 'save his soul.'" Is that a big deal? Would the fact that a Christian mental health care provider tried to convert a patient to Christianity because it would "save his soul" be newsworthy?
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has cancer. But he's a Muslim so we don't care, right?
  • Speaking of cancer, I read this yesterday which stopped me down.
  • There's an article today in the Star Telegram about defense lawyers subpoenaing records from the City of Fort Worth in criminal trials (primarily information held by the police department). Little known fact: A subpoena can be issued by the State or the defense without the judge's approval. You just fill out a form, file it with the clerk, and then hand it to someone over 18 years old to go serve it. Seems wrong.
  • Insignificantly significant: The Star-Telegram's sport's section on Sunday had a blurb about Baylor's win over Missouri but did not have an article about the afternoon game. Not even an AP article. I know these are hard newspaper times, but I never remember that happening before.
  • You want to run me off from your business? Refuse to leave me alone. Case in point: A cashier in Fort Worth sandwich shop yesterday who loudly told a co-worker, "He always orders the same thing. And then he's going to take his paper and go and sit at the table over there with his back towards the door."Good bye.
  • A 21 year old won the World Series of Poker yesterday (and over $8 million.) His winning hand (as I try not to think of the the song Brick House)?: A pair of nines.
  • I'm happy I have no desire whatsoever to shoot a deer.
  • Fallen Miss California, Carrie Prejean, is all over Fox News promoting her new book. She's the oddest "family values" individual the network has ever embraced considering the recent news of a sex tape she made as a teenager for her boyfriend. Not to worry, "it's all a campaign to silence me, " she said this morning. Yep, it's all a vast left wing conspiracy.
  • And does everyone have to write a book?

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it Karma?

Anonymous said...

If TCU has been charming their opponents to death, then they don't need to mess with "charma". But if it's fate you're worried about, they need to avoid messing with "karma"! :)

Anonymous said...

The bottom pic first:
1,1,1,3,4,-6,-3

Top one:
3,5, 9 ,8,5,7

Anonymous said...

"Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has cancer. But he's a Muslim so we don't care, right?"

Would you use the "M" word if he wasn't a nigger?

Anonymous said...

" Would the fact that a Christian mental health care provider tried to convert a patient to Christianity because it would "save his soul" be newsworthy?"""
It might if he had been yelling "Jesus saves!" as he was shooting individuals in a closed room



" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has cancer. But he's a Muslim so we don't care, right?"
I don't care any more or less about him, than I do about the thousands of people who have cancer just in Texas. Should I care more about him, than I do about any of the blog readers who have had cancer, or have a family member with cancer? Damn disease does not see religion, nor does it care.



"You want to run me off from your business? Refuse to leave me alone."
Sounds like they won. You probably weirded the waitress out, so she wanted to chase you off. Want to really mess with her? Order something different, sit in a different seat, and listen to an Ipod, not read the paper.



"And does everyone have to write a book?"
Nope, and not everyone writes a blog sharing some of the oddest fears, concerns, and thoughts.

wordkyle said...

Leave people who want to write a book alone. Those folks are my bread and butter.

P.S. Particularly provocative today, nu?

Anonymous said...

BG, don't you think the Carrie Prejean, who is a beat down chasing her 15 minutes of fame, kinda, sorta looks like the new Fox 4 morning girl?

Regarding the second pic, nothing says classy like the belly tat. I bet there is a pole nearby.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

3.75, 5, 8, 4.5, 4.25, 3.75

4.5, 4.25, 6.75, 6.75, 6.5, 1, 1.5

Anonymous said...

"charma" = those attitudes and actions which dictate that through transmigration you shall return as a roll of Charmin.

So, right .... don't mess with the charma.

Anonymous said...

We think radical Muslims and their religion are over the top? Yes, but..........

.... some fanatical Christians may be just as dangerous. At least once a week, I get some forwards from these folks - these things are supposed to be about "love".....they are more about "hate" than anything. Hatred against those who disagree with their viewpoint.

Pushing one's belief system upon another is wrong no matter what doctrine it comes from.

Anonymous said...

Must kill deer
must kill deer
must kill deer
must kill deer, plus the meat is good if you coat with every know substance!

Anonymous said...

I don't do business with a store (particularly in a tourist town) that post one of those "no public restroom." What ever happened to good customer relations?

Anonymous said...

Yes Barry, everyone has to write a book. Why else would a never done anything nut like Obama write two and still has done nothing worthy and probably never will? However, he does have our tainted news media to cover up his nothingness.

Anonymous said...

After I get off this cold medicine,I'd give'em all an 8

Anonymous said...

Every religion has it nuts....think of the "Christian" church that hates gays so much they even demonstrate outside soldiers services.........now outside the Obama girls school.

Are there more nuts these days because there are more or us? Or life is more stressful? Or too many cameras?

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, you seem to be taking a lot of heat lately in the comments. Other than your insane hatred of my alma mater TCU, I think you do a pretty good job with the blog. Obviously you have a very loyal following.

Per the new TCU uniforms: I hate them. Not only do they look hideous, but you've introduced a big distraction before the most important game of the season. If TCU loses this game, people will question the timing of this uniform change.

Per Lew Alcinder (SP?): Like Cassius Clay, Lew is a celebrated figure whose fame in his sport far outweighs any notoriety for his Muslim beliefs. I doubt that many of your conservative readers base their opinions of Lew or Cassius based on any religious bias.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree about the karma. That was the first thing I thought. The fact that it's a Nike deal just makes it worse

I think the ladies were horribly under-rated by a previous poster. There's only one questionable, in the bottom pic, and I think we can all agree on that one

Proselytizing is one thing - but doing so while treating a patient is just unethical. You could mention that a person's mental health could be improved by seeking a spiritual purpose, but steering a patient toward a particular religion, especially if it's your own, is questionable medical/psychiatric practice.
If you want to treat a person's physical or mental problems, be a doctor. If you want to treat their spiritual problems, be a pastor/priest/rabbi/whatever. Don't try to be both at the same time

You can learn about all these musings, and lots of other thoughts I have, in a new book coming out in time for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

TCU - no worries. We've had uglier uniforms and still won!

Anonymous said...

Funny how it is when a person tries to take a stand for morality & Christanity the American media will kill itself to try & find mud on that person but when a rag=head muslim goes on a shooting rampage on a US military base they don't want to jump to conclusions about him & give him his due rights that this country was founded upon. Yeah, this is the America of today get used to it!

Anonymous said...

I think the new TCU uniforms are very sharp. Huge distraction?? Please. The players have alot more to worry about than what they are wearing. Give me abreak 8:56. And yes, TCU is my Alma Mater as well.

Anonymous said...

Cancer doesnt care if he is muslim. Neither do I. How ever I dont care more about his cancer than I do anyone elses.

That woman that really doesnt have cancer but told people she did makes me sick.

Why does it bother you that they have noticed what you do in their shop everyday? I figured you for a facing the door type since you like to people watch so much.

Everyone likes to tell their sob story to the world. Just because they write a book doesnt mean you have to buy it or read it. :)

Anonymous said...

maybe its because its the 40th borthday of sesame street but every time I look at "belly tat" girl on the second picture i end up singing " one of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong"

ettas gson

Anonymous said...

8:46: you rock. I know so many fanatical Christians who claim to love while in truth they are judgers and arrogant a**holes who think they know all the answers and the rest of the world is wrong. I'd rather spend time with a Muslim than many of the Christian fundamentalists and literalists I know. They make me sick at my stomach, and I lay odds the Muslims, Jews, and Hindus will see heaven long before the judgers who think they know the only way. And yes, I was raised a Christian, but do NOT believe it's the only answer or way to God and I show my faith by treating others well which is a tenet in ALL world religions. Christianity does not corner the market on godliness and I believe it has to be very displeasing to God to sees the bigotry and hatred showing up every Sunday morning in fundamentalist churches all through america preached under the guise of christianity.

Anonymous said...

BG: "Charma" will no doubt be the next "name of choice" for females born into some of the fine single parent situations in Wise County. It should fit in wekk with names like "Starla, and Charla and perhaps Delberta. Well done my friend!

Anonymous said...

Okay 9:11, I may have overstated the issue with "Huge distraction." And Tony Romo's trip to Cabo may have had nothing to do with why the Cowboy's lost that playoff game. But why choose this week for the uniform change? You may be correct in that it's totally insignificant and have no bearing on the game. But I still think it's a bad idea to make a change in the normal routine before the biggest TCU game of my lifetime!!! Plus, I just paid $60 for the black jersey and was hoping the Frogs would wear it this week.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

8,8,9,8,9,7 (enlarging pic helped greatly in judging.)

3,2,6,7,6,1,2 (I refused to enlarge this pic.)

re: TCU Pro Combat Unis - I can't stand it when any sport uses "COMBAT" or "War" analogies. You are playing games... You throw footballs. Soldiers throw grenades. You run to avoid tackles. Soldiers run to avoid being injured or killed. You draw/will draw Million dollar salaries, be idolized by kids, and do the occaisional obiligatory United Way commercial. Soldiers will make very little, be hated by many, and take care of children and the needy (whom we wish weren't around to be seen) while very few watch. Veterans day rant finished.

Re: Cold War - Very important to our country. Sacrifices made by cold war veterans were not as significant as those of WWII, Korea, etc. Service was very important, sacrifices were less. All valued, just different. I am sure I am making someone mad and am sorry. It is hard to explain on here...

Re: Christian bashing, Muslim bashing, etc. Yeah, you can find dorks in all religions. My opinion? If you aren't doing anything to help your fellow man then I don't care about your rant on Christian, Muslims or whatever. You're opinion doesn't hold any weight to me. Thanks to all those unseen who spend hours doing so.

Re: Deer hunting... One of my favorite times of the year. Talk to most hunters and you will find that to "shoot a deer" is one small part of the package. It is so much more than that. Hoping to take one of my Ricky Bobby's kids to the stand with me this year.

PS - Special thanks to the Double Fake Best Friend of Mike Honcho for his service on this upcoming Veterans Day. You are one of many friends and family that served and I thank all of you.

Jarhead said...

I hate this blog and all who comment on it, but I have to weigh in re: the TCU uniforms.

They are hideous. I guess I'm a purist when it comes to my Alma Mater. The fight song explicitly states the school colors are "Purple and Whiiii-iiite." Not black, not gray with snake scales, and WTF is that red stripe on the helmet? Red?

Uniform changes before big games are never good. If anything they need to go back to the purple shirts and white pants.

Anyway, Jarhead, Jr. and I have tickets because I brilliantly predicted this would be a huge game before the season started and got a couple extra tickets.

I'm pretty sure the Frogs are hitting their stride at the perfect time and if for no other reason for making Barry look like a dick, I hope they throttle Utah, win out and make his head explode by playing in a BCS bowl. Then he can spend the off season stroking off to his Bears, who perennially languish in the Big XII cellar.

But, as Denney Crane always says: I could be wrong.

That is all.

Carry on.

Anonymous said...

"The question has nothing to do with veterans or military service: Should "The Cold War" be referenced in the same list that contains "World War II", "The Vietnam War" or the "Korean War?"


How can you logically say it has nothing to do with veterans or military service? WHAT do YOU mean to logically imply by such a question? Seems any "rational" person wouldn't even ask such a ridiculous question.

Anonymous said...

You eat with your back towards the door? That's weird, my dad refuses to eat with his back to the door.

Also, I'm 25 and just compared you to my dad. Take that.

wordkyle said...

So now we have the anti-Christian backlash. Christians are one of the few remaining groups whose members it's socially acceptable to offend.

Anonymous said...

"She's the oddest "family values" individual the network has ever embraced considering the recent news of a sex tape she made as a teenager for her boyfriend."

Still don't get it? Christians are all sinners. Every single one. We are simply forgiven.

She could do anything earlier in life, and now fully embrace family values.

You are one intolerent SOB.

Anonymous said...

Should "The Cold War" be referenced in the same list that contains "World War II", "The Vietnam War" or the "Korean War?" Seems like a fair question that rationale people could debate.

Here's your answer:

"A rose is a rose is a rose."
and
"A war is a war is a war."


Understand that rationale? Most educated people do.

Anonymous said...

Jarhead seems especially cranky. I hope he is not planning a Wise County shooting rampage.

Anonymous said...

i'm gonna need some phone #s for the three in the middle on the bottom pic...ha ha

Anonymous said...

Wow Jar!
I really really miss you.

You really hate this blog? and me too :( (why do you read it then?)


The uniform change is a BAD idea.

Go Frogs!

Anonymous said...

Love to deer hunt. Especially hunting fawns. Use a .416 Rigby on them.

Anonymous said...

NPR is for idiots. Like those hillbillies who never left Wise County.

Anonymous said...

I miss the old days, no Muslim news and stories about female teachers messing with underage boys in parked cars.

C'mon teachers it's time to give it up!

The Bush years were awesome!

Anonymous said...

SlopJar Head hates this blog but reads it religiously.

What a doof.

Anonymous said...

Islam has delayed and grounded more planes at DFW than any strike or work stoppage by the Transport Workers Union. It has also caused more layoffs than American Airlines management.

Anonymous said...

8:49 What ever happened to good customer relations? What ever happened to not urinating on the floor, throwing trash etc. on the floor, not writing on the walls, not smoking cigarettes in a non-smoking establishment? This list could go on forever.

You Christian bible thumpers are no different than muslims in many ways.

Funny how the definition of the word INFIDEL is associated with both CULT religions.

INFIDEL = UNBELIEVER

"somebody who does not believe in a major religion, especially Christianity or Islam"

K1p said...

Word 10:06

Xtians and fatties. Yep, those are the only two left.

wordkyle said...

To those equating Christian practices with Islamic: Is there a modern Christian equivalent of sharia law?

chupacabra said...

Regarding the Cold War service question: odd as it may seem the DOD does recognize Cold War service as a definable, special period of service with recognition by a certificate if the vet applies for it and efforts have been made to establish a ribbon/medal for same.

If we're picking on your use of words today it's 'rational'.

A Christian counselor would have been fired out of hand without recourse and any consumers of the news regarding same would feel it perfectly justified. The same scenarios with Christians already result in 'hostile workplace' suits- the government would not touch the same cases with a ten foot pole if involved a Muslim. Um, have trouble believing me on that one? The good major kind of proves my point.

Anonymous said...

I wish there was a fast acting cancer that would kill every single muslim on the planet. No pain or suffering necessary but, just rid the earth of those foul primates.

RPM said...

Uni change is a BAD idea for the Frogs. You don't make changes in the middle of a winning streak.

GO FROGS!

Anonymous said...

Today, we pay solem tribute and mourn the loss of 13 soldiers killed in Fort Hood, Texas. According to Barry's definition of military service, they did not die in war and therefore, their deaths count for nothing.

Anonymous said...

Their lives count for what they are...13 lives, just as valuable as 13 lives anywhere, anytime.

Anonymous said...

12:46 I wish there was a fast acting cancer that would sweep through the whitehouse.

Anonymous said...

Yeah us Cold Warriors are like Rodney Dangerfield. We get no respect. Hell we didn't even get the damned National Defense Service Medal. We called it the Gedunk Medal in the Navy. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Love is looking into someone's eyes and seeing everything you'll ever need.

Anonymous said...

I'm not mourning today for anyone. speak for yourself, 2:35.

Anonymous said...

3:43, you must be Muslim. Callous SOB!

Anonymous said...

2:57 Bravo

Anonymous said...

They make wireless mouses!

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to say I have no desire whatever to have sex with a man.

Anonymous said...

6:47, And mankind thanks you.

Scrogdog said...

Our involvement in the Korean War, the Berlin Airlift, during which the Russians tried to force us out of West Berlin, and the Vietnam War are all part of the larger Cold War which was our attempt to stop the spread of Communism to additional countries in the years after World War II.

Anonymous said...

An ethical Christian mental health worker would NEVER try to convert a client. Clients have a right to self-determination. Jar...don't be a hater.

Anonymous said...

An ethical Christian mental health worker would NEVER try to convert a client. Clients have a right to self-determination. Jar...don't be a hater.

Anonymous said...

On the bottom pic second one from the right, she took someone TOO seriously when they said,"Man up!"