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1.11.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Exactly one week ago I was in the ocean. Now I'm behind a desk wearing a suit.
  • After I got back home after midnight on Sunday morning, I watched the replay of the Cowboy game until 2:30 a.m. Gracious, they are good.
  • Yesterday I also watched the National Championship Game: I hate the Empire, but Texas made that a heck of a game when they had no business hanging around once Colt McCoy went down. Nothing to be ashamed about there.
  • Everyone is bent out of shape about Henry Reid's comments? (He described then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008 as "light-skinned" with "no Negro dialect" unless he wants one.) Come on. How many of you Wise County folks didn't say, "He sure doesn't talk like a black guy."
  • The guy who created Davey and Goliath died over the weekend. Loved that show as a kid.
  • There were no increased flying rules on my trip like "Don't have anything in your lap during the last hour" or "Don't leave your seat during the last hour."
  • I was hand frisked before I was allowed to board in Costa Rica.
  • I grew a beard while I was gone. Not a bad look. It's gone this morning.
  • Boyd passed a teen curfew law while I was gone? I've never understood how people just blindly accept that your government can tell it's citizens, regardless of age, when they can be allowed in public.
  • Whether it be in San Jose or Miami, the new fashion trend (which just dawned on me) is skinny jeans stuffed into boots. (Uh, that's for girls).

39 comments:

mzchief said...

Harry Reid's insult was not directed at Barack Obama thus, Reid did not owe Obama an apology. Reid owes an apology to the voters he declared are such racists they will only vote for an African-American for POTUS if the candidate has light skin and does not sound like a negro. Reid can start apologizing to the American public by stepping down as Senate majority leader and not running for re-election.

Anonymous said...

The difference is that we don't pretend to be a holier than thou, post racial Democrat who is showing how sophisticated we are by voted for this idiot Obama.

Anonymous said...

Are Banjo's prevalent in Costa Rica?

chupacabra said...

"He described then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008 as "light-skinned" with "no Negro dialect" unless he wants one.) Come on. How many of you Wise County folks didn't say, "He sure doesn't talk like a black guy."

Barry, Barry, Barry- we all know liberalism is intellectually dishonest and fiscally untenable, but I thought it was supposed to take the moral high ground on race issues?

Dude, if some conservative had said something like that you'd be the first to tssk- tssk the situation.

and report the death of the guy for that matter.

as a result of crucifixion.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you that gov has no right mandating curfews. That should be left to the parents. Government at all levels has way too much power.

wordkyle said...

As the first black President (and Glen Reynolds had the best comments on that,) does Obama have the authority to forgive Harry Reid on behalf of all black people who were offended? That's more power than being able to jet around in AF1. The media's response has been fascinating. It's very interesting to watch Liberals defend Liberal-on-Liberal racism. (Is it true that when saying he forgave Reid, Obama's exact words were "He's not a bad guy for a honky"?)

P.S. How come Reid's just now apologizing? No apology until a tell-all book is coming out with the revelation about his remarks? It's amazing how a bright light makes cockroaches scramble.

***

As for UT's loss, I found myself rooting for one Longhorn -- the sacrificial substitute quarterback. Yet that iota of good will vanished when I read one UT fan's comment that the Longhorns didn't lose, they just got outscored. Sheesh. Sounds like an apology for calling someone light-skinned.

Anonymous said...

The community needs to know that contrary to what was in the Update last week, Decatur Middle School still has no heat and it is 50-60 degrees in some classrooms. Teachers and students are walking around wearing heavy coats and gloves or wrapped in blankets all day every day. It's ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

Reid is so insignificant in the grand scheme of things that blog editors can't recall his first name. (Harry or Henry?) The man is an idiot and has said much more stupid things on the Senate floor that some comment about a useless candidate with no experience to lead.

Anonymous said...

Amen to 8:31 ! It's a double standard here, folks! If a republican had made that statement, they would have been run out of office by the Democratic officials. I think the King should take off his head personally!

Anonymous said...

Loved "Davey and Goliath" too! Watched it every Sunday morning before leaving for Sunday school. Good times.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with a teen curfew law. If parents don't care enough to keep their kids from running around at odd hours, then it's okay for the city to do it. Helps to keep them out of trouble

My mom always taught me to keep my elbows off the table, but el boobs seem to be acceptable

"Don't attempt to detonate your explosive-laden underpants during the last hour"

Anonymous said...

Barry, a question on your "hand frisked" comment. Is there any other kind of frisking? Just wondering.

My Other Brother Darryl

PS - It's obvious that the mothers of those girls in the picture never taught them to not spill their cups on the table top.

Anonymous said...

What a double standard you libs have when it comes to racism! A Republican would have been tarred and feathered for saying what 'ol Harry said. Good grief!

Anonymous said...

No Heat in the Middle School!

I believe they attempted to pass a bond a few months ago that would have addressed this issue by repairing it. However, since a number of people seemed to think the bond was strictly about "Turf" they didn't allow it's passing. Now you have the outcome people. Aren't you glad you listened to your neighbors, co-workers and friends and never bothered to read what was in the bond or asking someone who knew. It's voting like that which placed Obama in the White House!!!

Anonymous said...

...."I've never understood how people just blindly accept that your government can tell it's citizens, regardless of age, when they can be allowed in public."

????????????
Could it possibly be a standard to control children who, by public standards or parental standards, should not be out on the streets?
Gee....what's this world coming to? Trying to give kids standards. Whoever heard of such in WiseCo.....Next thing you know, some Lib will want kids to stop being racists here in WiseCo......

Anonymous said...

While reading this blog and the names called of our current POTUS, I think Reid's whole comment is accurate. At the time stated, Blacks felt Obama was not "black enough" remember. Reid was expressing in full context whether the American people would be willing to elect him since he is half black. I am sure all the people on this block that refer to him a Bama, and much worse would have had a greater problem with him if he had not been educated, and had he been "dark" skinned and spoke like.....some of the Cowboy football players that you praise so much.

M-M said...

11:22 Please don't comment anymore, if you are going to make such stupid comments! Blaming no heat in the middle school on the voters? That's classic. How about blaming it on administration? The boilers, according to the election materials, are 37 years old. Why have they not been replaced before now? It's as simple as the administration making an expense request to the board to get approval for the spending and justify there request in explanation to the board and guess what? Funds for a new boiler! They have $12 million sitting in the bank in reserve funds. Please don't blame the voters for this one. Sheesh!

wordkyle said...

1207 - If Harry Reid's comments are harmless based on their accuracy -- which I believe is your argument -- then why did he apologize? (In addition to waiting until he got found out before he apologized.) A related question: why did these "journalists" wait a couple of years before they reported on Reid's remarks?

M-M said...

On Harry (not Henry BG) Reid: I agree with a lot of the comments, that he should at least be ousted from his post in the senate. Trent Lott got the boot for merely suggesting at a birthday party for Strom Thurmond, that the country would have been a lot better off if Thurmond would have been president. The libs raised all kinds of racial points over that and he was gone.
This Reid is a bonehead anyway, he thinks our tax system is a volunteer system( see youtube).

Mike said...

Careers can be ruined for someone using the word niggardly when used in the proper context but misunderstood by someone. But it is supposed to be OK when racist remarks are made by Reid? Even with an apology the words have been said and we know how he thinks. The people using the word niggardly apologized, for what I don't know, but they weren't cut any slack. If Reid stays in power it just demonstrates this administration's tolerance for double standards. Go figure.

Nice picture, their cups runneth over.

Anonymous said...

Well, well. Surprise, surprise! I notice the NAALCP (National Assoc for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People) is supporting 'ol Dirty Harry! Liberal politics at its worst.

Anonymous said...

11:22 Your post indicates you are a total and complete idiot. Perhaps you've never heard of operating budgets and routine maintenance costs? I don't think one with half a brain can suggest that it's ok to run a school without heat. Come on, let's get real here or just keep your stupid comments to yourself....probably a booster dad...idiot.

Anonymous said...

The guy who created Davey and Goliath also created Gumby. I read he used the money from Davey & Goliath to produce more Gumby episodes.

Mike said...

What Reid is saying is that, in his mind, a dark skinned person with negro dialect would not be qualified to be president.

Anonymous said...

Fashion trend update for Wise County...Skinny jeans dont MAKE you skinny...if your fat! Boots or no boots..if you have to buy "skinny jeans" in the plus size section, chances are you will lose the desired effect.

Anonymous said...

The party that keeps electing the former head of the KKK of course is not going to force Harry Reid to step down. They cover for their own.

Anonymous said...

Cowboys weren't good until they started playing teams that either had a lot of starters out with injury or were just bad or dysfunctional teams. Last time they played a good, and healthy, team they got smoked at home and everyone wanted Wade fired and the media were laughing at him because he called his players "winners". Don't get too excited, Cowboys fans. This week's game is against a fully healthy and good team.

Anonymous said...

When are you "haters" gonna realize that being a democrat or a republican doesn't make one person better or smarter than the other one. Our soldiers are not fighting and giving up their lives to fight for democrats or republicans, they are fighting for the United States of America. Come on people, that is who we are...we are Americans and you should be damn proud of it! Get over yourselves and all of your political crap! Good grief! Get a life....sick of it!

Hook 'em Horns! Yes I was sad we lost the game, i was even sadder that Colt was injured and not able to play for what he has aimed to do for four years of his college career.

Hook 'em Horns! We are now #1 in the AP basketball poll today after the demise of Kansas by Tennessee (who by the way played without four of their starting players - due to guns!)

How 'bout them Cowboys? Hell Yea! That's all i have to say! Hell Yea!

wordkyle said...

440 - You illustrate a very good point. Anyone who isn't interested in the national debate between Democrats and Republicans should probably sit it out.

If the last three years of a Democrat-controlled Congress, combined this year with a Democrat President, don't convince you that the two parties are not the same, and that there is a definite battle between philosophies of government and its control, then you probably can't be convinced of anything. Participatory democracy isn't for everyone.

P.S. With Democrats' chances in the 2010 elections looking bleaker every day, get ready for more calls for "a spirit of bipartisanship" -- very similar to your opinion -- beginning in late summer. Partisanship apparently is only a problem when Republicans are in control.

Anonymous said...

Davey and Goliath rocked! That Bill guy on the childrens hour was the coolest!

Anonymous said...

RMMT: Yes, and no.

Anonymous said...

5:48

BG brings up many different issues within his blog, but all you political haters jump on are the political issues. are yall all cable news junkies...you know there are at least 500 different channels on tv to watch these days.

As i said, get a life! each party needs to quit belittling the other party. It will never change. Both parties are both set in their ways and will never agree. They will never listen to your smack. It's like listening to a broken record on this site. You're right - i'm out! Onto more interesting and broader subjects than this junk!

I could stay home and listen to my kids argue all day long and hear a better debate than what is on here! Toodles!


4:40

wordkyle said...

905/440 - First, I don't watch television. Second, if you choose not to participate in the national debate, then be content with what government and politicians dole out to you.

I suppose you can always just skip over political comments, rather than read them. Someone else might have an opinion different from mine, though, so I don't want to bring that idea up.

Anonymous said...

I hope the military remembers their oath is to the Constitution and not to the government.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 905/440. Too much time is spent going back and forth over things we cannot change. I personally just skip all the political crap posted on this site and only respond to and read the stuff that interests me....which doesn't involve sports or politics!
Now, talk about TV, dogs, or religion and I'm there!

Anonymous said...

Call the head nigger to fix the heater!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle:

I guess by you continuously running your chops about politics that YOU are gonna be the one that changes things the way the republicans would like for them to be. Dream on brother...it will take a lot more than likes of you...words, words, words! We need action...not words! Plenty of words in D.C. already! They don't change a damn thing!

wordkyle said...

356 - My goal is to present the other side of the story that most people get from the Liberal media and blogs like this. I use words to promote ideas. (That's how this particular game is played.) Sorry if that bothers you. Of course, you can always skip my comments so yu can sleep better.

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