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1.25.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • The trailer for "Cop Out" with Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis looks hoooorible. (We were bombarded with a commercial for it this weekend.)
  • I was watching some documentary this weekend about the Tsunami from a couple of years ago -- It's one of the world's greatest disasters that we still don't fully appreciate.
  • Caught most of "Role Models" on a movie channel this weekend (starring Stifler and Paul Rudd.) Verdict: Kind of funny.
  • The Rangers were sold. The chances of us now seeing a playoff win in my lifetime: Pretty Slim.
  • Speaking of, Tom Hicks also just sold a ski home in Aspen for $18 million (which he bought for $1 million in 1995.)
  • This is normally when I start my post Christmas depression (it's delayed.)
  • Avatar has is reached $552 million based upon this weekend's figures? And why do I still not have a desire to see it?
  • Lady Gaga was on MTV's "Boiling Point" before she was a tricked up Lady Gaga? Why, yes, she was.
  • Insignificant play that impressed me yesterday: Vikings' Adrian Peterson getting up to recover his own fumble. (Although he had lots of opportunities to recover his own fumble.)
  • Wasn't the Fox yellow first down line waaaaaay off near the end of the game yesterday?
  • NASCAR's Denny Hamlin tears his ACL after a basketball game but will have surgery AFTER the season. And tell me again how NASCAR is a sport?
  • While you were sleeping: 24 dead/ 41 hurt in Baghdad explosion. Can we officially call that war George W's "Waterloo"?
  • I think most people direct their stress at folks which had nothing to do with it.
  • Was that a two minutes commercial for a video game near the end of the Minnesota/New Orleans game yesterday?
  • I watched the "Date From Hell" episode of "I Shouldn't Be Alive" on Animal Planet that I wrote about on Friday. Good stuff.
  • An Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed overnight presumably killing 90 people. I had no idea there was an Ethiopian Airlines.
  • I always suspect that people posting inspirational messages on Facebook are actually in a lot of pain.
  • The cover of Texas Monthly suggests that Rick Perry may make a legitimate run for President. He's as viable candidate as anything else the Republicans have.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes Barry, Rick Perry is the Republicans most viable candidate, like Barney Frank is for the Democrats. Come back to planet earth.

Anonymous said...

The new Rangers owner is a good move. I’m confident that the progress of the last couple years is about to be boosted.

The other teams in the division sure weren't excited that the Rangers have a new owner group in Chuck Greenberg / Nolan Ryan who will keep the progress in tact and not make major changes.

Anonymous said...

Old random thought pic.
Surely there are more pics on the Internet somewhere.
Better have a good pick me up.

Anonymous said...

The girl on the left has a Tara Reid stomach! Too much lipo.

Darrell in Decatur said...

I take it you don't know much about baseball or the Rangers new ownership. I think the odds of you seeing another playoff game just increased quite a bit.

Then again, I'm not sure what your life span will be so it's hard to say.

Anonymous said...

The inspirational do-gooders are ruining FB. I didn't realize FB was a platform for peoples right winged agendas!

wordkyle said...

I don't think Perry will run for President because a) he's got a much better chance of winning the governor's race, and b) the title "Governor of the State of Texas" is almost as prestigious as "President of the United States."

History will be the best judge of Iraq & Bush. All we have now is that it was an unpopular war, due to poor preparation for the post-Saddam situation, effective politicization of that situation by Democrats, severe media regret at having been pro-Bush for a brief time after 9/11 (and the subsequent anti-Bush "adjustment" for the rest of his term,) and complete politcal ineptness by Republicans for that same period.

Bush's "Waterloo?" Hardly. Only time will tell as to the degree of correctness of the Iraq invasion. Popular opinion is not an accurage gauge. Historically-revered Winston Churchill was voted out of office in 1945 by a war-weary British electorate. (And no, I'm not saying Bush will be considered as great as Churchill.)

Anonymous said...

Google Team Texas at Texas Motor Speedway. Sign up for a 3-4 hour School and drive session. They are running a special from now through March for a big discount off the class. Drive the car for 10 laps. I'm pretty sure even at your level of excitement that you will have a great time and get quite a rush. I might even go as far to say that you might even get semi-interested in the sport(YES A SPORT). It is very competitive and the stamina that it takes to set in the car for 3-5 hours at speeds over 200mph and keep it under control, makes even the most fit of us look pale in comparison. Go ahead, try it, then come back and question whether or not it is a sport. Yeah, I did it. Yeah, I'm a redneck. Yes I go and camp out every year, twice a year. Try it and come back and give us your HONEST opinion. Can a lawyer do that? Honest opinion?

Anonymous said...

We can call it his Waterloo, if we can agree Healthcare reform is Obama's Waterloo.

Anonymous said...

9:25 - I get tired of the do gooders too on FB, especially the home school crowd. Almost cult like. Most of these folks post hundreds of photos of themselves. What the?

Anonymous said...

FYI --- Decatur Middle School still has no heat in most of the building. I just thought some of you parents and DISD taxpayers should know.

Anonymous said...

seriously, that looks like bret farve 's wife/daughter

Anonymous said...

Popular opinion is not an accurate gauge.

Great point Wordkyle dude.

Another problem with our culture these days.... our culture only looks at the now and doesn't take into account big picture.

Anonymous said...

I hadn't thought about it before, but I think you're probably right about FB and inspirational posts.

Jack Daniels said...

He's as viable candidate as anything else the Republicans have.

Yes, like you yellow dog's have such a pool of character and intelligence to pull from.

chupacabra said...

Yes Ethiopia has an airline. Their pilots wear plaid polyester shirts, shorts and flip flops and their aircraft get hijacked and/or crashed with a fair amount of regularity.
They also just ordered I think 10 737s they plan to auger into the earth and stir up the oceans with at various locations around the globe
OK, I made up their uniform,but the rest is true.

Anonymous said...

To the people complaining about the do-gooders on FB: You know the great thing about FB? You can hit "hide" on posts from the people that annoy you, or unfriend them all together. Gee, I've had my coffee, now what can I find to complain about today..

I'll get off your lawn now

Anonymous said...

Is there a good car wast in decatur

Anonymous said...

Anyone who would get on an airline run by Ethiopia is probably not that bright anyway.

Can't believen the DISD lets this crap at the schools (no heat) continue. Again....why aren't the parents up in arms, keeping kids home, picketing, raising a ruckus? They won't do anything until you force them to do it...that must is obvious.

Jack Daniels said...

Maybe, 10:54. WHat's a car wast?

Anonymous said...

You can call Bush's Iraq "Waterloo" only if you call Obama's Afghanistan "Waterloo 2."

Anonymous said...

10:54 DISD does not care about the heating problems at the Middle School or they would have fixed it when they first noticed the problems. Which I think was a month ago. (I do not have a child in the Middle School. I am thinking that is when I read about it on this blog it could have been longer).
I do have a child in the Intermediate School who is struggling with homework because DISD has gone to C-Scope. This means NO TEXT BOOKS for the kids. The teachers do have just enough text books to cover the class, but NONE to go home. My child has to do homework with the help of the internet or just guesses. What about the children that go home and their parents do not have internet? How do they get their homework done?
Now I would like to know since the district is not spending the money on the text books where is all that extra money going? It is obviously not going to fix the heating system. Oh wait it must be going to the new elementary school that we really did not need.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Republicans are going to let the liberal news media select the next Republican candidate for president as they did in the last election. Rick Perry is not the man.

Anonymous said...

Hicks needed to sale the Rangers if they were ever going to make a run at anything. The team was a tax right off for him.

Bush Waterloo - Iraq War, maybe
Obama Waterloo - Healthcare and darn near everything he'll do during his term.

Jeez, you read the Huffington Post?
That's funny, I wipe with it.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't Bush's Waterloo. Napoleon wasn't quite the murderous megalomaniac that Bush is.

More like Bush's Killing Fields.

Plus, the French had better uniforms.

Anonymous said...

How many people died in worldwarII ? How many in this war?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you people take an anonymous post as the complete, 100% truth. I'm not saying the heat is or isn't completely fixed at DMS, but holy cow, you just immediately assume if one person on the blog says, "the heat's still broke," it has to be true! Heck, I think we can all agree the Wise County Messenger doesn't always get it right and I believe they actually ask someone who might know.

If you want to throwing grenades at DISD, make sure your facts are straight first. Then, start blasting based on truth.

Double Fake Mizchief

Anonymous said...

True, you Facebook uninspired "do-badders" can hide and unfriend those whom you feel are inspirational do-gooders.

Even better, go on Myspace. You can pick up a virus or two there also. (kind of like STDs)

Anonymous said...

I sorta hope Perry does run for President and win. Then he and Barney Frank could play footsie in the toilet stalls.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the previous comment about Ms. Farve - she had breast cancer several years ago....

P Ribbon

Anonymous said...

You take Se Hag on the left I'll take sweetness on the right.

Anonymous said...

A couple of fine Brown Breasted Mattress Thrasher specimens.

Anonymous said...

I know a professional bull rider that completed a season with a torn ACL, 3 fractured bones in his foot and a torn rotator cuff (hope I spelled that correctly). I guess you are going to say bull riding is not a sport as well. All three required surgery after the season.

Anonymous said...

Bull riding is an activity for the mentally challenged. Getting on the back of a 1500 pound dangerous animal for any reason is not the brightest thing a person can do. It's like playing in traffic or running with scissors.

Anonymous said...

Regarding DISD's new curriculum- the truth is pretty clear. When you access your own child's grades using Skyward, you can also see the class average on any given assignment/ test. When the class average on a test is below 70%, there is a problem. Either the curriculum is not working, teachers do not know how to teach to the curriculum, etc. No matter how you slice it, there is a problem. Parents, teachers, and students are frustrated. There needs to be a proactive approach taken. Administration needs to host a town hall meeting or explain why this curriculum was chosen. Higher standards are great; but simply buying a program does not solve problems for anyone.

Anonymous said...

5.75, 7.0

No. Iraq's not Bush's Waterloo, and Perry is not the Republicans' standard bearer.

Now, get back to work.

HeartStillinTexas said...

TOTALLY agree with the yellow line comment. They stretched the yard markers to judge if it was a first down and holy cow was the yellow line way off....at least the Fox broadcast did not go black, blank or fuzz on me as it has all year.

Going to war in Iraq before we finished the job in Afghanistan for no real reason will never be a Waterloo because the American population still belief (per polls) Sadam was in charge of 9/11.

Anonymous said...

"NASCAR's Denny Hamlin tears his ACL after a basketball game but will have surgery AFTER the season. And tell me again how NASCAR is a sport?"

I'll answer that after you tell me how Tiger Woods winning a major PGA title with a torn ACL makes golf a sport. Deal, sport?

wordkyle said...

558 - More Americans believe in UFOs than believe Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11. 22% of people worldwide believe the US government or Israel were behind the attacks. Ignorance and stupidity are not exclusively American virtues.

Anonymous said...

For 4:57: F Y I Cowboys rode horses after the mexicans taught them how.Bulls rode cows for you may know what.DAGO>

Anonymous said...

i agree, about the facebook thing, I can't believe all the people that are now "preaching". I'm guessing ,they don't realize those of us that are reading there scriptures for the day, remember what they are really like. so, my question is.... who are they trying to impress...their friends!!!!

Anonymous said...

11:33 - ti's going to the new turf stadium. Have you met the school board? they put AG and Athletics over Academics.

Anonymous said...

5:30 you are right. Look how many bull riders are from Wise County.
Figures.

Anonymous said...

5, 6.75