12.11.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • When radio DJs used to say, for example,"We'll take the 97th caller for a chance to win [something]" did they just take the first caller after waiting a while, or did they actually reject 96 people before taking the 97th call.
  • I recorded that Jersey show on MTV last night but haven't watched it yet.
  • The SMU student that was kidnapped and raped may have been the victim of illegal aliens. Once that news broke, the Dallas Morning News had to shut down comments on a story.
  • Since I got so much heat over (what I thought) was a light hearted post over a nativity scene at the courthouse, I went back and researched some Supreme Court opinions on the Establishment Clause. I thought it was funny that the following phrase was used in the lead opinion: "Perhaps in the early days of the Republic these words were understood to protect only the diversity within Christianity, but today they are recognized as guaranteeing religious liberty and equality to 'the infidel, the atheist, or the adherent of a non-Christian faith such as Islam or Judaism.'"
  • Taylor Swift bought a hair straightener thingy. Not bad.
  • Isn't there a huge difference in not believing in global warming and not believing global warming is caused by carbon emissions?
  • It's tough out there: A big Dallas law firm slashes first year lawyer salaries to $120,000.
  • I unexpectedly saw a girlfriend from 15 years ago yesterday. That's so much fun when that happens.
  • Lots of people with sins as large as Tiger Woods sure are throwing stones at him.
  • We are supposed to have faith in Wade Phillips when he dresses like this?
  • I'm going to be in Costa Rica during the National Championship game. And the closest town has no paved roads. This is gonna be tricky trying to find a TV.
  • I've got a 911 tape from Decatur PD sitting on my desk. I love the anticipation before I listen to those things.
  • I think I saw Christina Aguilera in a commercial the other day. I've missed her ever since she dropped out of sight to become a Baby Momma.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Global warming caused by carbon emissions will prove to be the greatest hoax of this century.

Anonymous said...

Costa Rica roads = fail. Obama needs to send some free money their way.

Costa Rica spider monkey sightings are a possibility. There is a lot of monkey racism, the white face monkeys don't like the howler monkey and they all dislike the poor spider monkey. It is kind of a Wise County for monkey's.

Imperial beer = greatness.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

Yes Barry there certainly is a huge difference between not believing in global warming and not believing that global warming is caused by carbon emissions. However, even drawing it out on paper poor Al Gore will never understand it. Unfortunately, we have no intelligence requirements for Nobel Peace Prize winners.

Anonymous said...

todays pic is a:
10
the best one yet.

Anonymous said...

Saw an old girlfriend from fifteen years ago, BG?

Did she have as much white in her hair as you do?

:-)

Anonymous said...

8:28, for monkey's what? Maybe Imperial beer should equal greatnes's instead of greatness.

Anonymous said...

some tan huh..(_*_)..!!

Anonymous said...

Based on your post from yesterday, I watched the last half-hour of Jersey Shore last night. That's thirty minutes of my life I would like to have back! It was like an Eye-talian version of The Real World with nothing but mooks and humps, and their stoop-it GFs. I have no idea what the point of the show is, other than to prove all the stereotypes about Joisy. They were all vain, self-centered, shallow, egotistical guido wannabes.
I'll skip any future episodes and watch the high (low?) lights on The Soup.

Re: straight-hair Taylor Swift - are you sure that's not Charlize Theron (HOT!), cuz it looks exactly like her.

Dallas law firm slashing first year salaries: Awwwwww! I bet it's tough being a fashionably hip Dallasite on only 120k. Poor babies!

Global warming: Scientists can prove that the earth is getting warmer, but can they prove that it wouldn't have happened without our help? Didn't the earth get significantly warmer to end the last ice age, without human/homo sapiens involvement? And I think we can all agree that it's a much nicer place without all those giant lizards stomping around, dropping calling cards everywhere. Having a miniature mastodon (oxymoron?) vacuum cleaner would be neat, but I'm not propelling my rock-wheeled car down the street, courtesy of my two feet!

Triple Fake Fred Flintstone

no college football - but it is weekend!

Anonymous said...

Freakin HOT!

Anonymous said...

850 did you mean (_!_)..??

janneba said...

what's wrong with the sock ta boggin it's cold outside

Anonymous said...

TAYLOR!! The hair looks great...but the SHOES! GAG!

Anonymous said...

After seeing Wade's picture, I can only assume that Condom Depot has expanded from the UFC to advertising in the NFL.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of global warming, in today's latest effort to incite the world about global warming, Yahoo reports that a massive iceberg is closing in on Australia. Such excellent reporting. Meantime, in the apparently unimportant details, it's mentioned that the iceberg 1.) is 1,700 kilometers away; meaning that I guess when someone drives from Decatur to Bridgeport they are, by Yahoo's definition nearly in California and 2.) the iceberg will melt long before it gets near Australia and 3.) icebergs like that were seen in the 18th century, basically ever since Europeans have sailed those waters.

wordkyle said...

Regarding the First Amendment -- it seems to me that those who want to rigorously enforce the Establishment clause would like for everyone to forget the Free Exercise clause.

Regarding global warming, even before "Climategate," the tactics of the pro-anthropogenic global warming crowd called their science into question. You can buy your way into polluting as much as you want ("carbon offsets")? You can ignore evidence that disproves your argument (Al Gore's infamous "hockey stick" chart)? You can sneer at researchers who take "big oil" money, calling their resutls "bought and paid for," while at the same time taking billions of dollars in research grants from governments interested in exercising more control of the populace?

The final straw is when the EPA classifies the air we exhale as "a dangerous pollutant" based on theory. Contrary to Al Gore's claim, the debate is not over. As one scientist said, “If you have to argue your science by using fraud, your science is not valid.”

Anonymous said...

Right on WordKyle.

According to the Institute for Energy Research, this EPA rule to regulate CO2 will force as many as 6 million buildings — including hospitals, schools, factories, and churches — to comply with the Clean Air Act. This compliance carries permitting costs of up to $125,000 each. This new enormous federal burden will not only cripple small businesses, non-profits and places of worship, but will also cost American jobs at a time when we are struggling to grow a weak economy.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

If JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON how come you don't see Jesus pulling his weight during the holidays? Santa does it every year!

The WC Update should be advertising this instead.

JESUS ON THE STREETS

JESUS IN COTTONDALE

BREAKFAST WITH JESUS

Anonymous said...

Ya think she's got the idle set on that cycle just right? Yeah!

Anonymous said...

One scientist, one email. Come on folks. The results are there.

Yes, protecting the Ozone layer will cost jobs in certain sectors, but why are the coal/oil jobs sacrosanct? Look how many jobs have been lost in this recession.
We will recover.

Its time to move to protect the planet and create new and different jobs in the process.

Somewhere, somehow we have to get beyond the attitude, if you are for, I have to be against.....and will use what I have to, to be against.

Anonymous said...

In-your-face Christianity isn't in my Bible. Politics is behind this, and we will rue the day we have turned to the state to force non-believers in behaving the way we want them to.

Anonymous said...

Freedom of religion is just that...freedom to practice WHATEVER RELIGION you want to. This is why it makes me crazy to hear patriotic christians beat their chests to run down all other religions when the very constitution of the US protects those rights. It's arrogance at its best...they KNOW what's best for the rest of the world...just ask them! They're right and everyone else who doesn't agree with them is wrong! We'll see.

wordkyle said...

1006 - Where, pray tell, do you get "one scientist, one e-mail?" And your own point kills your argument. The results are not there. All the global warming disaster forecasts have been based on computer models, using manipulated data. There are no real-world results.

In fact, here's a line from one of the pro-AGW scientists whose private communications have been revealed: "The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t."

Anonymous said...

10:06 is delusional

Anonymous said...

no God, no peace, know God, know peace...and by God, I mean the one true God...the creator of this world and the creator of mankind.

God doesn't need to be be defended, and yes, we shall see...someday.

Anonymous said...

11:29--------

Have you ever bothered researching how many societies over the many millenia have also claimed that theirs was "the one true god"?

You might be enlightened. Chances are that dogma you spout closed your mind long ago.

You folks sre just plain dangerous

Anonymous said...

2 Corinthians 5:7 - For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Anonymous said...

The difference, 12:51, is I serve the living God...not a god. And why in the world do you say I am dangerous, because I believe the Bible? You ask if I have ever bothered to research the many societies who claim to know the one true god...have you ever read the Bible? I believe the Bible...and the plan of salvation according to His Word, it's plain and simple, and a free gift for all. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God's only Son, has never been disproved, nor will it ever be, but even when He came to His own, His own received Him not...even when He was on this earth, in the flesh, people just like you and all other non-believers refused to believe that He was the Savior...so the fact that you and others like you, spew all your historic babble, trying to disprove that there is only one God, the God of the Holy Bible, is nothing new to those of us who, though not perfect by any means, who are gloriously saved through Jesus Christ, the One who took my place and yours on an old rugged cross...not because we deserved it, but because God loves us.

Anonymous said...

2:57 Your not very bright are you?

Anonymous said...

that is a smoking hot pic

Anonymous said...

I did not realize that Tony Romo was dating again.

I should have known after watching him play.

December has arrived for the Cowboys.

Time to take it to the house!

Anonymous said...

Hey, 3:58..."your not very bright are you"...should be, you're not very bright, are you? Right back at ya!

Anonymous said...

3:58, you might want to read your post again...and why would you think that person wasn't very smart, because of their faith? Why is that? Your religious beliefs, or the lack thereof, has nothing to do with intelligence.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does today's pic look like two different colors? Black lady arms and white lady legs...hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Man that bike makes her ass look fast

Anonymous said...

If we are wasting water, where does it go? Does it leave the planet? Isn't it somewhere? Liquid, solid, vapor, mixed in with other substances? Maybe the issue with wasting water is that we are too stupid as a society to live where the water is, instead of where it isn't? Why are we worried about "saving trees"? The paper products we buy and use are made from trees that are farmed. Like corn. Are we worried about saving corn stalks? Why are we so crazed about saving something that is planted as a crop? Sure, save the grandfather trees, fine. But even those will grow back given time. Why do we worry about saving "the planet". The planet will be fine, at least for a few billion years until the sun expands and takes it in. Aren't we really worried about saving the people on the planet, and not the planet itself? How does one save a planet, anyway? And from what is it being saved? The planet is all there is, except for the sun thing there is no predator for the planet. We pay more for a can of tuna because all sorts of steps have to be taken to prevent a few dolphins from being caught in the nets and drowning. What about the tuna? They suffocate on the boat. Are tuna not on PETA's list of cute animals? Do dolphin savers go to restaurants and eat steaks that used to be a cow before it was put in a vice and shot in the head? Do PETA executives have lots of roaches, ants, flies and other insects in their houses? Does anyone stop to think that if we stopped buying crap and building big houses and living so far from our jobs that maybe "evil corporations" would stop having to make so many products, use so much energy to make for us what we're crying for, and consume so many natural resources? Do we think big corporations make factories, waste, pollutants, effluent, noise and other nasties we hate just because it's fun? Or might these offshoots be caused by our insatiable appetites for stuff and convenience?

President Clark said...

Barry

Isn't there a huge difference in thinking carbon emissions might be harmful in some way and assuming carbon emissions cause global warming?

Anonymous said...

Why would India and China who are called (developing countrys) not have to adhere to the same rules as the rest of the world?Shees if it were not for them Walmart would be empty.We borrow big bucks from China:oh I get it if they were developed they would'nt do that.CRAP you don't tell your banker what to do either.DAGO

PikerS said...

The goings gotten too tough for Tiger, he has had to quit his job.....poor guy...he can take the FAME but he can't take the SHAME!!!!

Anonymous said...

They really did take 97 calls. Did you never call? You'd get through and they'd say "hello, you are caller number 22" or whatever. On a slow night you could get through a couple of times before they got to the winner.

Anonymous said...

This just in from Valley Ranch........

Cowboys heading home for Christmas.

See ya'all in training camp.

Season over!

Anonymous said...

Crap! The hell with the water what about the $120,000 year salary? I guess no more Boar's Head Deli meat and back to Oscar Meyer package cold cuts. That ain't right!

Anonymous said...

Hey 6:14---

I guess it goes without saying, that was pretty good weed, huh?

Anonymous said...

"2 Corinthians 5:7 - For we walk by faith, not by sight."

Uh, close your eyes and take off walking. That theory will be disproven in short order.

soz said...

hey 257, no other religious history has been "disproven" either. so, um, you're at least going to have to share your "one true god" claims. in fact, even the flying spaghetti monster has not been "disproven"...oh dear...

Joe Hallenbeck said...

Big fan of todays pic!! With the Klan, seemingly most days, being the majority of readers here surprised our darker skin ladies are allowed to be posted.

Anonymous said...

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