12.04.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Devon shut down its Decatur Land Office yesterday. I've heard that puts about 20 employees out of work with many other contractors being hit hard as well.
  • Saw a woman bring a self checkout line to a standstill yesterday as she scanned an item "just to see how much it was but I don't want it. Now I don't know how to get it off."
  • Sarah Palin is in Plano for a book signing. People are in line at 5:00 a.m. I'm not saying a thing.
  • Unemployment figures just announced show the rate has dropped from 10.5% to 10%. I told you boys to trust in Obama. The turnaround has begun.
  • I've got a half marathon in a week and I actually ran 9 miles in preparation for it yesterday. It was cold. Very cold. And my leg parts hurt today.
  • Jarhead posted a clip yesterday of maybe the strangest football play I've ever seen. And I've not heard an explanation as to what the heck happened.
  • I wouldn't mind being under house arrest.
  • I wouldn't mind being placed "on paid administrative leave."
  • I point this out from time to time: The Morning News and the Star-Telegram have an agreement to share sports stories. But today I noticed that the Star-Telegram had breaking news that Nolan Ryan may still be in the mix to buy the Rangers. Is the same story in the Morning News? Nope, the ST put the story in Randy Galloway's opinion piece which is not subject to the sharing agreement.
  • The Tiger Woods story is more proof that the privates are going to be the downfall of society.
  • I knew two workers were hurt at Cowboys Stadium yesterday but I had no idea they slid 250 feet on the roof before being caught on a gutter. Oh, my.
  • The plea offer in the drug case I wrote about below was 15 years.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Definitely broad in the beam.

Anonymous said...

My first wife looked just like that when she was 18. Now, 34 years later she weighs 400 lbs.

She's not my wife any more

Anonymous said...

Obama better do something. He's figured out he ain't the man. He may be the President but he's not in control of whether he sinks or swims. I'd almost bet money he's pooping his pants because he knows he's stinking it up and it truly is amateur hour. Oh yea, the Random girl is hawt!

Anonymous said...

The answer to bullit %4 is bullit #1

Anonymous said...

I bet she feels like an idiot now for not taking the plea! So as a lawyer do you say I told you so after they tell you they won't take the plea bargain?

Anonymous said...

4.75

Anonymous said...

A juror in the drug trial said the guilt/innocence was not difficult--they found her guilty easily. In that event, she was really stupid not to have taken the plea offer when it was 10 YEARS less than the MINIMUM she was going to get in the event of a trial. Most of these people are their own worst enemy.

Anonymous said...

today's random pic:
majestic peaks...and the mountains in the background are nice, too!

If you find yourself under house arrest, or on paid administrative leave - you've been charged with or found guilty of a crime, or are under investigation. All of those scenarios are not a-good. What have you got planned?

Looks like the Death Star is trying to live up to its name. That thing is so new-fangled high tech that it'll probably become self-aware with artificial intelligence. While I'm at the game tomorrow, I'll try to download the plans onto an R2-unit. Maybe we can exploit a weakness

Triple Fake Skywalker Twin

Anonymous said...

Whether or not we think the sentence on the drug case was justifiable or not. Not a person on here can say that after her first 2 convictions she did not know what would be in store for her if she were caught and convicted again. Yet, she decided to walk that path. Harsh penalty? Yes, possibly too harsh? Maybe for a first conviction but for subsequent convictions on the same charge, it's almost asked for by the person who commits the same crime 3 times.

wordkyle said...

If you're giving Obama credit for this decline, then when unemployment blips back up in coming months, will it finally be Obama's fault?

Anonymous said...

King Obama has finally seen the light and seeing his kingly popularity going down the gutter! Thank God that the conservatives and most of the general public have shown they still have balls, and aren't afraid to stand up against the King! THAT'S WHY THE TRENDS ARE TURNING AROUND! Sheesh

Anonymous said...

If the libs want to bash Bush for bad intel on Iraq....then....

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/03/al-gore-cancels-climate-lecture-copenhagen/

Whats the difference?

Anonymous said...

Didnt they just add on the to the Devon Land office????

Anonymous said...

ya know what green..f you, and f jarhead, and especially F that f'n obammy....."you boys"

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I saw Speedo out putting up Christmas lights the other day before it turned cold. Yeah, in his speedo. That is just wrong on so many levels!!!

Not so Wise in the County said...

So I heard this argument the other day that drugs can not be legalized like alcohol until we can test for them like alcohol i.e. pulled over and tested for thc content of blood, or lsd content of spinal fluid and so on. Then yesterday reading this blog I see Barry point out that it was in excess of 4 grams of something that contained some meth. So that begs the question. When they set up these laws about class of crime based on weight did they consider the "cutting" factor? If they did consider the cutting factor but set no minimum percentage of actual controlled substance then is that really fair? (see powdered drywall drug cases in Dallas County) If they did not consider the cutting factor then how can you consider the actual drug based on weight. Note to all meth trafficers have at your disposal 2 5 gallon buckets of distilled water and a mixer at your disposal at all times, when apprehension is emenent, disolve all your stash. Make the state distill the water and discern the difference between drug and nondrugs by weight. And for you dope smokers carry a bag of yard clippings at all time, make them pick through it leaf by leaf like they do on CSI

Anonymous said...

Trust in Obama to do what? He has failed to do anything in the last several months. I guess he is playing the wait and it will fix itself stratgey.

chupacabra said...

The recovery will be in spite of President Obama- everyone knows that except for the "true believer fans". However, the fact will remain it will actually drag on WAY longer than it ever should and will be his fault and I give him full credit for that aspect of the economy- because he deserves it and I'm a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due.

Arise, arise Zombie Reagan and save us from ourselves and the commies once again you beautiful man.

Anonymous said...

8:34, it is like a political campaign, once elected they forget the promises. Once they have passed on their genes they have no need to attract a mate. Simple biology.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the 20 people layed off from Devon are enjoying this hope and change crap.

Anonymous said...

I think bad idea Not so in Wise County, any adulterant and/or dilutant is by law considered part of the drug. Thus five gallons of water with a little bit of meth. gets you a whole lot of meth. under the law. And as to 35 year sentence, defendant is eligible for parole when she has served 1/4 of her sentence plus good time. Thus at a minimum the defendant will be parole eligible in 8 years and 9 months. If the defendant has say 3 years good time credit then she will be parole eligible in 5 years and 9 months. Will she be paroled before the entire 35 years is served? Almost certaintly, when is the question. That is the problem with sentencing today. No one really knows what a sentence really means because, except in a very few instances, parole is a factor. This is the rest of the story that Mr. Green doesn't want to tell you because 35 years sounds much worse and serves his personal political motives.

Anonymous said...

I'm with 9:54

Anonymous said...

I wonder what those 20 layed off people from Devon are doing for health insurance..........wait, you guys have yours, these 20 aren't a problem.

Anonymous said...

The hell with all the politics today, all that matters is.....BEAT THE HELL OUTTA THOSE CORNHUSKERS...Big 12 Championship game tomorrow night! One more win for the Horns and we're off to the BCS National Championship game in January!!!!

T-E-X-A-S
F-I-G-H-T!!!!!!!

All the way Longhorns! Hook 'em Baby!

Now that's all that matters!!!

Anonymous said...

Aetna is raising its premiums not because they were losing money but their profit margin wasn't as high as they wanted......yes wanted.

In the process they expect 350K to drop their premiums rather than pay the new higher rates. So in actuality they will raise them high enough to cover the loss from the 350K and still maintain their proft margin...

Hope there are not too may of you "I've got mine, where's the problem." covered by Aetna.

Anonymous said...

12:57
Im with you

Texas Fight!!!!!!!
Lets Bring home the Big 12 championship and get ready to play The Gators

Hook ' Em

Anonymous said...

8:34 its like when he was running for office he was 1/2 white now that he got elected he is the 1st black pres. I just hope all the
MFers that voted for the nigg will want to vote for his black ass next time!

I Vote

wordkyle said...

In other news, colleges have raised tuition rates dramatically over the last few years in an effort to increase their profits. Administrators and coaches continue to draw extravagant salaries.

Anonymous said...

12:57

With a comment that shows the depth of a blow-up wading pool that you buy at Wal-Mart, my guess is that you became such an ardent fan after you spotted a Texas tshirt while waiting in line to buy that kiddie pool.

You people that have never been near Austin, much less Memorial Stadium, but want on the bandwagon without earning the right, give the quality Texas fans that have a right to be proud a bad name.

If, and I truly doubt it,you have actual history with the school, then I apologize for my hasty conclusion and send my condolences to the rest of the Texas Exes.

Anonymous said...

2:38 it's 12:57:

I will not accept your apology regarding your hasty conclusion, due to the fact, you know nothing about me. you just want to act like some kind of pompous a-hole! I grew up in Austin and graduated from THE UNIVERSITY.

Obviously, you didn't attend THE UNIVERSITY because Texas Exes have a lot more spirit and class than you seem to have in your stinkin' little toe!

As a matter of fact, I have attended many, many Texas football games at Darrell Royal Memorial Stadium and I own probably around 20 t-shirts that I purchased directly from the University Coop on the drag.

Why don't you turn all your hatefulness into something productive instead of TRYING to point fingers and demean people you NOTHING about! I guess I could sit here and make assumptions about you, but that would be hypocritical, wouldn't it?

I'LL MOVE PAST ALL THIS LOW-LIFE CLASSLESSNESS AND JUST SAY "HOOK 'EM HORNS! ONE MORE WIN and WE ARE THERE!"

Life is Good!

Anonymous said...

2:56, as another UT ex, I agree with you.
2:38's attitude is the one that I don't want associated with my University.

So what if a fan didn't attend The University? If they want to be a UT fan, I say they have great judgment. Come on and get your horns up with the rest of us. The more, the merrier.

Great programs like UT's draw people other than graduates. That's fine with me.

Hook 'em Horns.

2:38 have you ever read the signs every where at the stadium that say "Texas fans make us proud" ? You need to interpret that as a request, not a factual statement in regard to you.

I'm going to the game tomorrow and I hope to see a sea of burnt orange.
No need to bring diplomas to get 2:38's "approval".

Anonymous said...

5:01 it's 2:56

Kinda sad when 2:38 has to resort to hatefulness and attitude...

I agree. You don't have to have a degree from a particular school to be able to be a fan; that's being a little prejudice, but this blog is full of prejudice.

Have fun at the game. Would love to be there too, but I will be cheering them onto victory with my 50-yard line seat on the big screen in the living room and of course, parking is free! LOL!

HOOK 'EM BABY!

Anonymous said...

Gads - I agree with wordkyle. Thesecollege tuition increases at a time when we sorely need a much better educated populous is obscene. Too many professors teach 1 or 2 classes a week and are paid substantial salaries. Uinv administrators and coaches generally paid way too much. And our state government allows it (right gov. Perry?). Let's outsource some of these positions off-shore and get education costs back in line.

Candance said...

House arrest would rock. Then I'd have a reason to never, ever leave the house and not be called a hermit or anti-social anymore. A house arrest/paid administrative leave combo would make the happiest girl in the world.

Anonymous said...

"12:57
Im with you

Texas Fight!!!!!!!
Lets Bring home the Big 12 championship and get ready to play The Gators

Hook ' Em"

Ooopsie....
I know y'all wish you could have played Florida...