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12.16.2009

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • It's official: The new Fox 4 Good Day news girl has no personality.
  • Not so exciting news: A bunch of kids were arrested for selling marijuana and Ritalin at TCU. Sheesh. Students use Ritalin in connection with studying. Really.
  • My cheek began to twitch yesterday and is even doing so this morning. It's enough to make me want to Google it.
  • Cute Decatur baby.
  • Joe Lieberman is a drama queen and should be hated by Republicans and Democrats alike.
  • Iran test fired another missile this morning. They may be drama queens as well.
  • For the first time in Wise County history (I'm pretty sure), there is a chance for every county and local district office to be occupied by a Republican after next year's elections.
  • Heard on The Ticket: Whatever happened to those pet stores in the mall?
  • I would never watch The George Lopez Show (the guy is never, ever funny) and the commercials for the program are painful to watch. He's kind of like a guy who was born Hispanic, but has no ties to Hispanic culture, and now acts like he thinks Hispanics act. Does that make sense?
  • Finally finished Season 3 of The Wire. Verdict: Disappointed. Maybe my expectations were too high.
  • Oral Roberts died yesterday, and I watched a heck a lot of the Oral Roberts Show on Sunday mornings as a kid. He had really throttled back his faith healing by then and came across as fairly normal. But his son Richard always creeped me out.
  • Proof the Miley Cyrus's little sister will turn out more screwed up than she is.
  • Time magazine announced it's Person of the Year this morning: Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke. He always comes across as not being near as smart as he thinks he is.
  • Had someone next door to my office open up a wrongly delivered Christmas gift by UPS, and then sent it over with the note, "You almost didn't get this back." I presume that means it'll be a good gift.
  • Most disturbing crime story of the season.
  • Sports: There's a report that the Big Ten may seek to add Notre Dame as a member of the conference and, if that fails, go after Big 12 member Missouri. The latter would open up a spot in the Big 12 which leads to the obvious choice of TCU. I pray that happens.

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

The evil Empire is already hard at work to make certain the Frogs don't get a sniff @ any Big 12 openings. Mack Brown is already having nightmares about three more years of that Aggie QB who lit his team up three weeks ago, so the school can't afford to have him seeking psyciatric help over the thought of competing with Gary Patterson for top recruits in the state.
CEP

Anonymous said...

Yeah the Ritalin thing is HUGE in college! I wasn't aware of that abuse until my children started college! Seems to keep them up all night and "focused".... scares me to death!

Anonymous said...

Please Please get TCU in the Big 12.

Then we'll see how much talk we'll hear after actually playing a real schedule without 8 patsies a year.

Anonymous said...

If you're going to poke fun at someone not being "near [sic] as smart" as they think they are, I've got to pull a "Grammar Nazi" on you. "It's Person of the Year" should be "Its Person of the Year" (no apostrophe in its--you are saying "it is" when you put an apostrophe in its). Also, he is not "nearly" as smart as he thinks he is--not "near". Of course, Mr. Bernanke may not be making false claims as to his abilities in grammar. :)

Anonymous said...

Wednesday Morning Girl - Class is a good thing.

Twitching Cheek - It's a muscle.

Baby - Great picture

Joe Lieberman - is the only one in Washington that seems normal and he's an Independent. That should tell you something.

George Lopez - I've never been impressed with the guy.

Miley's Little sister - She's a little girl, giver her a break.

Bernanke - Is Time magazines person of the year because they believe it will help him keep his job. They say the guy's a master on the history of the Great Depression. I wonder when he'll began to study the present one?

Crime Story - Most average people wouldn't believe the actual number of sick individuals in this country.

Big 12 - Go Frogs Go!!!!!!

Why I wrote this the way I did - I have absolutely no idea.

Anonymous said...

Holy dead babies Batman, that's a new twist on the baby jesus theme. Kinda cracked me up. Those Mexicans need to buy better quality toilets.

If we don't hit Iran, and hit them soon, there will be 7 million Jews in packages under the tree in a couple years. You ready to live with that just cause you think George Bush shouldn't have invaded Iraq. You libereals and your penchant for timidity in the face of evil is truly disturbing

Anonymous said...

Nice pic, she gets at least a 9 in my book.

President Clark said...

BG

Ben has a Ph.d in economics. Perhaps you don't know enough to know that you don't know as much as he does.

Anonymous said...

If abortion is going to remain taboo, then I think we HAVE to make it easier for women to give up their unwanted babies- no questions asked and all hospital bills paid- to ensure this doesn't keep happening in our culture.

That poor baby. That poor mother and father that thought this was the best solution to their "problem."

Anonymous said...

I believe you are wrong about George Lopez on at least two counts:
1. You are probably referring to Lopez Tonight, his new talk show, and not The George Lopez Show, which is no longer in production, but is in heavy syndication
2. That guy is as Mexican as it gets. I don't know how you can assume he is pretend-Mex when you admit to not watching what it is he's doing. Hanging out with the likes of Clint Eastwood and Ray Romano (which he does - they're golf buddies), doesn't invalidate your cultural or ethnic qualities. Morgan Freeman is still black, last time I checked
3. He's no less funny than any other late-night talk show host. It's mainly a matter of perspective, but his take on Obama, Tiger, the economy, etc, has evoked some laughs from me (and I'm not Hispanic/Latino whatever you want to call it)
If you had ever caught any of his stand-up routines, you would know that he's using personal experiences from Latino culture

Anonymous said...

If the side of your face, where your cheek is twitching goes numb, could be Bell's Palsy. Don't panic, it's temporary. Kinda scary though. Some people have thought they were having a stroke.

Anonymous said...

So the Louisiana Monroe, UTEP, Baylor, and the rest aren't patsies. Every team gets their fair share of easy games.

I personally think the Big 12 should add TCU, Boise State, and possibly drop Baylor plus another school.

It wont happen b/c they don't want to play either of those two teams regularly. Look how scared Tech is.

Anonymous said...

I was gung ho with your post until you had to throw in the the idiotic statement...

"all hospital bills paid"

Uhhhh...no......

Anonymous said...

Republicans in every office?....not to worry - several of these folks just switched to get elected. Many are still Democrats at heart.

Politics as usual.

Anonymous said...

The reveal shots of the girl of the day were also good. I guess you knew that though.

Anonymous said...

If TCU played any Big 12 Teams schedule, they would upgrade their patsy loaded conference schedule in 8 or more games.

Just a start...Baylor and Iowa St would win TCU's "what's its name" conference every year...

Anonymous said...

Barry, in regards to Mr. Bernanke:

Our elected and appointed government officials are human like us, not infallible. I am still amazed at my fellow citizens reverence for these "smart" people. Phil Gramm who stripped away all semblance of derivative regulation before he left the U.S. Senate. Dumb. Alan Greenspan who trusted the market to self-regulate. Dumb. Mr. Bernanke who thought that allowing banks to perform trading functions was free market genius. Dumb. A PhD in Economics does not a wise man make.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Cheek twitch may be Bells Palsy, which is temporary, but sometimes takes a while to go away. If it continues, see your physician. It's fairly common and we're seeing an increase of it right now in Wise Co. for some reason. Not contagious, as well as they know.

Geo. Lopez...never have been able to tolerate the man.

Oral Roberts....ditto...can't stand him or his brainwashing rhetoric. Got lots of sheep who follow him blindly....what a bunch of mindless fools.

Anonymous said...

If the Big Ten adds another school (12 teams) are they still going to call it the Big Ten?

Anonymous said...

Cute Decatur baby.
Looks like an old man

I would never watch The George Lopez Show (the guy is never, ever funny) and the commercials for the program are painful to watch.
You must have been watching the back to back episodes of The Office as we were last night. And could not agree more.

Most disturbing crime story of the season.
I don't think has anything to do with abortion rights. These people are just f'ed up.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bart,is that the counseling couch in your office?

Anonymous said...

If you want to put the Bible in schools you'd think Mary might have aborted Jesus, if she didn't have to pay for it.

Anonymous said...

Having a Phd in Economics doesn't make Mr. Bernanke any smarter than the rest of us. He has got our current situation all wrong and there are lots of other Phd's who will tell you so. He is trying to fix "things" with the exact same "things" that created our problems to begin with......ain't going to work. Sorry for all the technical "thingy" language. :)

Anonymous said...

The "obvious choice" for the Big 12 would be to go after Arkansas, not TCU.

And remember, if Missouri leaves, the new school would have to play in the NORTH division, not in the Texas/Oklahoma division.

JCT said...

Mall pet stores lost out to:

1) Lower prices and more selection at big box pet stores like Petco and Petsmart

2) the internet

3) a successfuly (and righteous) movement among animal rights groups to dissuade people from buying dogs and cats from mall pet stores that get their pets from puppy mills. That's why Petco and Petsmart don't sell dogs and cats (adoption only.)

Kingfish said...

TCU is never getting into the Big 12 and it has nothing to do with competing in any sport. It has everything to do with money.

Why would the other schools in the Conference want to share the revenue from TV with TCU? They add nothing significant to the viewing audience. Besides, the Big 12 already dominates the DFW market. No need to add them.

Nothing against the frogs, this is just the reality of college sports.

However, I could see a scenario where all of the Conferences shuffle up, then its anything goes.

Anonymous said...

In typical liberal weenie fashion, you had to close out the George Lopez comment with "Does that make sense?"

Why can't you simply make the observation like every other bullet item in your post. Are you afraid that you may be hurting Hispanics if you don't qualify your observation?

President Clark said...

Re: Ben Bernanke

Self regulation is not a bad thing if we would actually implement it. Should they be monitored? Absolutely. However, with the Community Reivestment Act requiring institutions to lend to people who cannot afford to borrow, that is not self regulation.

Anonymous said...

Butt cheek or face cheek twitching ?

Anonymous said...

anon 8:56...I would've agreed with you on the cyrus girl except for seeing pics of her at halloween...the parents are way out of line for rushing her to grow up! sad, sad...cause she is just a little girl

Anonymous said...

TCU over Arkansas? Wonder if Arkansas is tired of the SEC?

wisenurse said...

To JCT "lost out" thank god hope all of them are closed they represent nothing but puppy mills - on the news last night 22,000 exotic animals pets raided in arlington that sold to the public it was horrible - don't think they (the owner's) just "lost out" - hopefully that owner will be prosecuted (death penalty suits me) the only losers in pet store situations are the animals they are abused and mistreated.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the cheek twitching is due to drinking too much Chico water.

Anonymous said...

Mall Pet stores have moved to Walmart parking lot.

Anonymous said...

Wisenurse---

Your comment is incoherent. Stick to bedpans.

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the argument that TCu brings nothing to the Big12 in financial terms. Lots of folks in this area would rather watch TCU play UT, Baylor, Tech, OU than watch the other teams playing in or against the North division. You might point to the old SWC and try to prove your point, but the times were different then, TV revenue/viewing habits were different. Patterson has built his team into a strong contender, and should be around for a long time to continue that.

And why wouldn't they shuffle the conference (if MO leaves) to move another team that's farther north than TCU into the North division? The Frogs can certainly contend in the North even if they did get put there

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard anything about it, but I doubt Notre Dame would be willing to join ANY conference. If they haven't done so by now, why now? That would mean they'd have to conform to NCAA regulations

Anonymous said...

TCU can't even sell out their stadium consistently. They were ranked in the top 10 most, if not all, of this season and had one sell-out. Teams like Texas, OU, and A&M sell out their stadiums on a regular basis whether they're ranked or not.

Anonymous said...

11:43

Notre Dame already conforms to NCAA regulations. Any school playing NCAA sports must follow NCAA rules. Being in a conference has nothing to do with NCAA compliance, it has more to do with money.

Notre Dame, as an independent, doesn't have to share their bowl money with any other schools. This was a "good thing" for them when they regularly played in the big bowl games. But lately, they haven't made it to the big games, so they haven't been making the $$$. If they were in a conference, it would mean they would get a share of any funds coming to the conference from the teams that DO make it to the big bowl games.

Double Fake Knute Rockne

Jarhead said...

I agree with 12:48.

If you gathered all living TCU alumni, we wouldn't fill Amon Carter Stadium. TCU doesn't have the broad bandwagon-jumper appeal that A&M, OU, UT or Nebraska does.

When I see gang members wearing TCU gear, then I'll know they've hit the merchandising big time.

With 7,500 undergraduate students, TCU is roughly the size of Notre Dame with nowhere near the mass appeal or dollar-generating capability.

Sure the Frogs could probably smoke every team in the Big XII, but it's butts in the seats and dollars in the coffers that count. TCU in the Big XII would probably attract a few more fans, but when they have a bad season, I don't see the fan support they've had this year which, in my estimation, is pitiful for the #3 team in the nation. One sell-out? What a joke.

We all agree that Baylor in the Big XII is a complete fucking joke, but hey, blame that on Ann Richards. They're in the perpetual cellar and the laughing stock of the conference. I mean, Baylor? Come on.

If Missouri leaves, dump Baylor to the MAC where they belong, rename the conference the Big 10 and re-name the Big 10 the Big XII.

Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

You're not Hispanic. Quit trying to judge the "Hispanic Level" since your a white boy.

Anonymous said...

1st, Notre Dame is not worried about money at all...their alumni and supporters send more than enough their way....no way they choose to lay history aside and join the Big 10.

2nd, 9:07...Tech is not scared of TCU...Most red raiders were very upset to see the game moved to a future date...we would love to play the frogs in the friendly confines of Jones Stadium...Tech got offered a lot of money to play home and home with Texas early in the season and move the TCU game to a future date...the game has not gone away, it has moved, and red raider nation will be seing much more revenue because of the move...

Once again, all about the money...

Anonymous said...

Wow....nice f-bomb Jar. Did you learn that at TCU?

Nice screening Bubear.

Anonymous said...

Mizzu? The rumor is U Conn...get it right jackass!

Anonymous said...

One of the main reasons TCU does not sell out is their opponents do not travel well. If they played in the Big 12 you could almost guarantee a sell out each home game. For a school their size, they are well above average in attendance even without big name opponents.

Jarhead said...

2:01:

I learned it in the Marine Corps and perfected it at TCU.

JH

Anonymous said...

Barry probabaly didn't catch Jar's bomb because the post was too damn long and lost most of our interest by the second sentence!

Anonymous said...

All the comments about TCU's market, size, private school, alumni not filling the stadium, etc. also would have applied and probably still apply to the University of Miami.

Anonymous said...

7

Jarhead said...

3:06,

That's not the first time one of my "f-bombs" has been allowed through.

If you think Green's just "missing" it, you're crazy. He knows exactly what he's doing. Don't be naive all your life.

Basically, because I stand behind everything I say, I can say whatever I want here. Same with Mz, Wordkyle and all of the other commenters who have the balls [or tits in Silicone Alley's case] to put themselves out there as something other than an anonymous coward.

Don't hate the playaz... hate the game, fool.

I hope this comment was concise enough to hold your apparently kindergarten-like attention span long enough to finish.

Anonymous said...

There's a reason you're called Jarhead.

Anonymous said...

I was 2:01

It's ok Jar. I just lost all respect for you. Have a good life.

Double Fake

Ptr. Jack said...

Joe Lieberman should be a non-story since the Dems own the Senate! Votes, but not the courage.

A newborn can be left at a hospital or police station anywhere in Texas "no questions asked." Babies aren't aborted anymore because of money. That most large families are amone the poor is easy to establish. Convenience and shame top the charts on reasons. Right behind abortion providers come boyfriends, parents, husbands on the list of promoters...

"Profanity is a weak mind trying to express a strong thought." U.S. Army Soldier's Handbook (admittedly we all evidence a weak mind from time to time!)

From "The Spin"-- "Devon made 1/2 billion in net earnings last quarter" That amounts to $1.13 per share of common stock. Wow! Barry, don't whine about their hugh earnings, buy Devon stock and get in on those hught profits!

area man said...

Bernanke - almost perfect SAT score, Harvard, M.I.T.

Green - North Texas State and the Waco School of Law and Goat Breeding Academy

Yep, Ben has nothing on big Barry

Anonymous said...

In the interest of full disclosure...

I have provided my real name, two legitimate phone numbers AND my email address to the poster that goes by...Jarhead.

wisenurse said...

To 11:34 it's called a blog get it? It's quick and bloggish - always be nice to your nurses because KY jelly is always optional is that incoherent for you?

Anonymous said...

Athletes would much prefer that NO PRESS was around when they visited sick kids. It's not the athlete's decision most of the time. It's the team's and/or the event's (such as a bowl game) or the hospital's.

Anonymous said...

People who correct other people for there speech or inaccuracies in spelling SUCK!!!!!!

wisenurse said...

Yea 7:00 I could not agree with you more!!!! This is a blog not english class people need to lighten up

Anonymous said...

I am glad that none of the bloggers are doctors.I only know three people that have Bell's palsey.Two for ten years and one for twenty.They would ask what tempoary is to you. DAGO

Anonymous said...

wisenurse you sure sound like that idiot nurse at alvoyd school..is this you ?

Anonymous said...

No one commented on the new Good Day girl which just underscored BG's observation about her. Hilarious!

Anonymous said...

wisenurse,

Yes I understand the blog concept. That doesn't change the fact that you express yourself in a fashion inferior to all of us other common people.

Anonymous said...

3:12....Miami is about twice the size of TCU in undergrad and quite a bit larger for grad school. Makes quite a difference when you start adding up the alumni.

RPM said...

"Wednesday Morning Girl - Class is a good thing."

Someone obviously does not know where that pic came from.

Anonymous said...

2010 will be the first time Republicans hold all offices in Wise County is a safe prediction. The voter will be voting straight party ticket in November and there will be a back lash against Democrats for a weak economy in the 2010 November election. The only Democratic incumbent who has not filed has drawn a weak opponent in the Republican party; however, it doesn't matter how good a job the incumbent has done when it comes to winning against a strong straight party Republican voting. Who knows, the district clerk may switch parties and win making Barry's prediction correct.

Anonymous said...

To DAGO at 8:20. I have been an RN for over 30 years, and I know a bit more about bells palsy than you do. Some cases last only hours while others may last years. That is why it is considered a temporary malady. There is no standard time, but most of the cases we've seen this fall have lasted 1-2 weeks. You might want to consider keeping your mouth shut when trying to spar with someone who actually knows what they're talking about. And for your info.....most nurses know as much about your conditions as your docs do...more than some of them, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

I graduated college a few years ago on the east coast and the big thing was Adderall. Does basically the same thing as Ritalin, I think. Had a teammate who would take it before practice and knew some hallmates who took it obsessively during finals.

wisenurse said...

9:55 stick to your common self you wear it well because you clearly are the inferior (probably toothless blogger)