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1.22.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • I'm not informed enough to understand the consequences of the Supreme Court decision yesterday which struck down limits on corporate donations to candidates. But some people sure were screaming "the sky is falling yesterday" proclaiming that we will have the equivalent of a congressman "sponsored by AT&T."
  • Heck, that might be true.
  • Something happened late yesterday during a DWI trial in Decatur but I've got to go check it out this morning.
  • Those Brink Home Security commercials sure depict some violent home invasions.
  • You don't hear much about MySpace anymore.
  • Someone emailed me and said, "Barry you need to get a picture of the sign at the Bridgeport Vet office for the blog. It reads 'Chupacabra Vaccinated Here"" Anyone?
  • When I walked into a driver's license hearing room in Fort Worth two days ago everone wanted to talk about the chupacabra. Even the judge.
  • Fox 4 had a story about tuition hikes at the University of Texas this morning while the University of Tennessee logo was in the background.
  • D Magazine named a restaurant in Forest Hill the best BBQ in the metroplex. I honestly had no idea where Forest Hill was.
  • Greatest New Orleans Saints fan "Hey, Now" in the history of ever. Really. Triple really.
  • Yesterday I was asked to look at a transcript of a case I prosecuted in 1993. Good grief.
  • Bobby Bragan died yesterday. Honestly, I don't know much about the man other than he was the only guy I got an autograph from as a child. I was at some baseball clinic in the metroplex and. after someone told me he was famous, I went up to him and handed him a baseball. It's still in my parents house somewhere.
  • Good grief: A nine year old commits suicide at an elementary school in The Colony?

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brinks isn't even a company anymore, broadview bought them out, and as of this week ADT bought out Broadview.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have the web address where I can order season tickets in the end zone for the Saints next year?

Anonymous said...

I demand that all female football fans with the proper body fat index, as verified by the FBI and George Bush (he has nothing going on these day), be required to wear the HOT SAINTS fan outfit. Under boobie is hawt.

Each of these hawts will be required to have their bfi tattoo on their lower back as well to prove their slutness.

As a male with a bfi of 231.5, this would make my life so much better.

Stewie

Anonymous said...

Lots of thoughts coming after reading this morning. find the baseball. why in the world would you wanna read a transcript from way back when? and all I can do is say "bless his little heart" about the 9 yr old.
Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I could be swayed to be a Saints fan if I sat in certain seats with amazing scenery.

Thinking who ever has those seats next door needs to offer them through stubhub with a picture view from the seats. They would make a killing.

Anonymous said...

I have no words to express how I feel about this nine yr old boy. Just shock, disbelief, pain for all involved.

wordkyle said...

Regarding your comment on the Supreme Court decision -- what's the difference between a congressman being "sponsored by AT&T" and a congressman (or even a President) being "sponsored by AFL-CIO?" Can anyone seriously dispute the fact that the unions purchased Obama and Democrats in Congress?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Stewie. I would also require the hawts to sit in the stands and eat Lucky dogs during the second and third quarters.

Burp.

Ignatius Reilly

Anonymous said...

Those Brink Home Security commercials only depict White burglars, why is that?

Anonymous said...

This decison has no effect. We already have Phil King sponsored by the electric industry......etc.
We already have 41 Republican senators sponsored by the health insurance industry.

God forgive me, but wingnut WK is right on this one. Please God forgive me.

Anonymous said...

9 yr old...my first question....why had no one noticed this kid's issues? Teachers? Parents?

On a lighter note...this girl today is a repeat.

Anonymous said...

8:49 - we can only wonder what kind of pain that child was enduring.

So sad.

Anonymous said...

When I walked into a driver's license hearing room in Fort Worth two days ago everone wanted to talk about the chupacabra. Even the judge.

EVERONE? YOU KIDDING ME MR. LAWYER & BAYLOR GRAD? EVERONE? IT IS EVERYONE. If I need a lawyer in the future, I want one that can at least spell. Damn.

Anonymous said...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/notes/joe-duty/the-lighter-side/289323102779 Joe Duty <3

Anonymous said...

Myspace sucks.


Death is ultimate freedom...maybe the kid was wiser beyond his years.

Deputy Do Good said...

Cuz the black ones are already in jail, 9:11.

Anonymous said...

9:16 I agree with you that Phil King is sponsored by the electric industry. As for the Republican senators, when it comes to healthcare, they are sponsored by the people that they represent. Most polls show the majority of the people are opposed to Obamacare. They are voting the way the majority of their constituents want them to vote.

Anonymous said...

20 to life sure may be worth it as far as the Random Thought goes. O.K., no one split their pants here, it's just a joke. I would however like to give an AMEN BRUTHA!!!though.

Anonymous said...

Phil King?.......

Anybody ever notice how many articles appear in the local papers lauding his vast accomplishments?

Somebody PLEASE run against this guy.

..and WIN!

janneba said...

Girl's picture has already been on there.

Anonymous said...

9:36. I agree with you on the death being the ultimate freedom; that's why I don't find it sad when death occurs as a natural part of life or resulting from an accident or whatever. BUT....I DO find it sad when it's a young person suicide, as pain was endured before the suicide and that's the part that makes me sad, not to mention the parents' pain. I dont' really care when an adult kicks it, but it's sad when a little one does, I think.

Anonymous said...

So if a member of Congress opposes the Nationalization of healthcare by the socialist in chief it must be because they are owned by the Insurance Companies? I oppose it...and they haven't given me a dime....go figure. If I am a company...and I have two people running for Congress that represent my district...one is an idiot liberal whose only job ever is teaching political science at the college and the other built a business from the ground up and has met a payroll and my interests lie in economic liberty and stability...who would I give money to? Does that mean that the one I donate to is owned by me? When you are given the choice if morons on the left and smart business people on the right...give me a Republican every time.

Anonymous said...

Corporations already run this country, they own both Republicans and Democrats (and all the elected judges). Union money is miniscule in comparison - how many poeple actually belong to unions today?

Corporations will run the country until there is an amendment restricting campaign contributions to individuals who live in the district of the candidate. No unions, no corporations, no PACS, no churchs - just individuals. Your corporation, union, organization can still recommend a candidate but the check has to come directly from the individual. Current law of $2300 per individual sounds about right.

Only then will the citizens be heard.

What is all this nonsense about corporate free speech? Where in the Constitution does it even mention corporations?

Anonymous said...

who cares if the thought for the day gal has been on here before???????????
she was hawwwtttt then and she's hawwwtttt now...
glad you finally sobered up BG.....whew!

Anonymous said...

I thought she was hot as well until I blew up the picture and noticed the morning thought girl has a slight stache, and her cheeks don't have a pinkinsh hue!

Anonymous said...

It simply made my day when Queen Pelosy announced that the health care bill in its current state is dead! LOVED IT!!!!!!

wordkyle said...

1132 - If you're right, then corporations are not getting their money's worth. When the Obama administration took over Chrysler -- a corporation -- it gave 55% of Chrysler stock to the United Auto Workers union.

Anonymous said...

You take that photo in one of the many D/FW area hotels that you frequent for your naughty liaisons?

Freak.

Anonymous said...

R.F.M.T. = I'd carry her books...

Anonymous said...

7.25

Anonymous said...

"proclaiming that we will have the equivalent of a congressman 'sponsored by AT&T.'
Heck, that might be true."

Are you seriously that obtuse that you don't realize that no politician is elected without corporation blessings already? If this makes it transparent, at least you could be informed to know which corporation you are siding with. Except for the fact that ALL corporations are pretty much behind EVERY politician that winds up being seated for office. (Notice what I did there by not using the verb ELECTED?)

RPM said...

People keep talking horror stories of government healthcare, yet every vet I know LOVES the VA healthcare system.

If you think money bought elections before, brother you ain't seen nuthin' yet.

Anonymous said...

idiot liberals. the insurance co's endorsed obamacare, because they thought they would get a mandated market funded by the taxpayers.

we conservatives opposed it because it is just wrong.

critic my spelling if you want, i dont care.

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