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1.19.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Overnight: A TCU student is found dead on her bed with duct tape over her mouth and police think it is not a homicide. Oh, my.
  • Tech thoughts: Is Google Wave a bust? And everyone sure thinks Apple is about to unveil a tablet computer.
  • #1 UT lost at Kansas State last night. That's going to happen.
  • The Update says that the Boyd ISD's superintendent believes he has been fired after 2012 based upon the school board's decision last night not to extend his contract. But since the vote was 4-3, couldn't an intervening change in the make up of the board change that decision in future votes?
  • Guilty pleasure: The Fail Blog.
  • I didn't go outside once yesterday after I entered my office early in the morning (the courthouse was closed.) People tell me it was beautiful outside.
  • Business news I don't understand: Citigroup loses $7.6 billion (with a "B") last quarter but that "meets analysts estimates" so the stock "remains unchanged." Callback: Remember when I bought $1,000 of Citigroup shares a year ago on the hunch that it wouldn't go bankrupt? Prediction = Success. Make Money = Fail.
  • ABC has a new series called "The Deep End" about a bunch of fun loving first year associates in a law firm. The New York Times says in today's legal landscape, that's a fantasy. True that.
  • Somebody busted me yesterday by pulling out an old Random Thought that Brett Favre would be a failure this year. Boy, was I wrong.
  • After actually to the "lyrics" of "Pants On The Ground", anyone else uncomfortable with Favre singing that in the locker room in front of a bunch of black guys?
  • I still laugh at Favre's appearance in Something About Mary.
  • That was some Favre overload.
  • I ordered a book called "Living In Costa Rica."
  • Roy Williams is due $10 million next year? No. Way.
  • I always thought former conservative Senator Bill Frist was a fraud (at least every since he, as a doctor, misdiagnosed Terri Schiavo from the senate floor.) But I noticed that he's in Haiti putting to use his skills as a surgeon. I appreciate that.
  • The federal government is about to hand out a "river of cash" to the states for the creation of bullet trains, but Texas will get the short end of the stick. When your a right wing state in a country with a Democratic President and Congress, that's going to happen. A lot.

40 comments:

janneba said...

HGTV has a show called House Hunters International, they have lots of Americans buying property and spending a lot of time in Costa Rica, Honduras and Beleize.It is usually on around 10 at night.

Anonymous said...

Do they not realize that getting the "short end of the stick" from a Democratic Prez/Congress will just about insure that this will remain a right wing state?

RTMT pic = great way to start TM

RPM said...

In a state where high speed rail would make tons of sense, of course we're turning down the money.

Thanks Gov. Goodhair!

Anonymous said...

Farve is greatness. Glad you were wrong.

Anonymous said...

Good choice on today's girl. Smokin' hot eyes.

Anonymous said...

BTW, production of The Deep End is based out of the Studios in Las Colinas.

chupacabra said...

Schnikees on your Hey Now girl for this post!

Senator Frist was also the surgeon who worked on General Petraeus after he was shot in the chest by a negligent discharge on a firing range.

Anonymous said...

HIGH SPEED RAILS ARE SOCIALISM!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Could someone give out the names of Democrats in Wise County who have changed over to a Republican recently. I want to make sure I don't vote for these people because all their worried about is keeping a job. Pffftttt......

Anonymous said...

Hope and Change=Short end of the stick.

Anonymous said...

Jana Jones was a Democrat, but changed to the Republican party her last run for DA. However, she's already out of office now. Not sure of others who have done that here.

Anonymous said...

And here I thought we were just getting the short end of the stick because Governor Goodhair kept turning down money. You know, like the billions we apparently don't need for education and unemployment.

Anonymous said...

8.5

Anonymous said...

Just what we need. A government run rail system. Think Amtrack 2.0

Anonymous said...

How right you are, 10:43 - those billions were offered to us and Gov. Goodhair turned it down so he could say he doesn't believe in being dependent on Federal gov't for help.

EDUCATION & UNEMPLOYMENT???? you think we could use a little help there????

HOWEVER, he took the Federal money he needed in order to have a balanced state budget this year - something he crows about.

So he will take Federal $ when it helps him, but not when it helps the unemployed...... hmmmmmm.

He is such a sham.

Anonymous said...

Although I don't support Rick Perry, I agree with him not taking this federal funding that was offered. The unemployment funding offered came with so many strings. Unemployment would have been expanded to part-timers, etc. It would have also obligated the state to have to spend so much more money in the next few years. This would have probably cost several hundreds of millions to the State of Texas. Federal money is never free.

Anonymous said...

The federal govt doesn't HAVE any money. It's all these stupid earmarked, socialist, money grabs by the states and the ridiculous entitlements this country has deemed a "right" instead of a privledge that is bankrupting us now. And Waldo's still writing checks! I hope you youngins get freshened up on your Chinese. We'll be speaking it soon enough.

I don't like Perry or Hutchinson for different reasons. I would like to see any current politician running for re-election who spouts off about "fighting the special interests" punched square in the face.

Anonymous said...

BG.....sometimes your way of thinking worries me.
......"But since the vote was 4-3, couldn't an intervening change in the make up of the board change that decision in future votes?"......
Then what the hell use is the Democratic practice of voting mean if outsiders don't like the way the vote came out......
"intervening change"?
Please define

if that were the case, maybe we should ask for a change on the last Presidential election........I'M GAME (and I am a Dem.)

Anonymous said...

OOOOpps....
forgot
the chick today is hawtttt.
Glad you finally eased up on the hooch a tad

Anonymous said...

I'm glad enough of the Boyd School Board members stepped up to the plate at last and is doing right for our district and jeers to the ones who did not step up to the plate.

chupacabra said...

PS "bullet train" for US- dumb, dumb idea. Not only is it well a dumb idea it will be done in a dumb, wastful way. Everybody with a little sense and knowledge of Us ond other rail systems know this that's why it's been- to this point shot down so many times.

Oh, you're thinking, Ha! The US government done plenty of other dumb things that didn't get "shot down" so shows what you know!

That's the point- it shows just how dumb it is- it has gotten shot down a LOT by both sides at every level.

In a country with a recent history of very bad ideas this will be among the worst.

Twenty years from now it will be a government subsidized mess that will have squandered I'll bet close to a trillion dollars and still won't work.

Anonymous said...

Concerning the BISD Superintendent - The question was - can the vote be changed?
Yes - If the sup hangs around to fight it. Question is, who's seat is up and who can they put in there that will sway the other direction. Probaly best for him just to move on - especially if he is the one responsible for hiring and keeping the girls head bball coach - enough said.

AConn said...

Ok, I was pulled over and issued a ticket today for speeding. I was traveling downihill, with no posted speed limit. And the cops were outside in the road with radar guns, their cars were parked on private property hidden from the traffic view. Is this legit, do I have a chance to get out of this ticket? or should I suck it up and pay it? Please, I need some advice!

Anonymous said...

No comments about today's hot chick's jewerly? You have to look low for it, it's the new hot thing with the loose ones. Jennifer Love was promoting her's the other day.

"Excuse me, but is that a heart in your virginia?"

Anonymous said...

What did the Boyd superintendent do that was so wrong? It's not like he made some teachers work on a day others were off...

Anonymous said...

Clay Poyner was a Democrat. He switch to Republican in the last election.

Anonymous said...

...eye heart virginia

Anonymous said...

The gun incident was one good example of the bad leadership coming out of the Superintendent’s office. Also, he had said that the Football Field would be built using extra money in the reserve fund. After it was passed, he came back and said that they would borrow money from banks to pay for most of it. That is only a part of it. Those on the School Board who supports him on everything he wants also needs to be replaced starting with the President of the School Board.

Anonymous said...

No, but he keeps a crazy coach on the pay role that is the laughing sock of Wise County.

Anonymous said...

AConn, let me guess. You were on Halsell St. in Bridgeport, right?

Speed limit is 30 inside the city limits unless marked otherwise. Was the brake pedal hiding behind the gas pedal?

Anonymous said...

What's a laughing sock?

Anonymous said...

9:47 - get with the program. They CANNOT GET ELECTED on the Democratic ticket - that is why they switched. The local Republican party can beat their chests to Kingdom come, but most of these incumbents just want to KEEP their jobs. Party loyalty has nothing to do with it.

And some of the folks who switched to Republican are good county employees. And I'd advise any Democrat to vote in the Republican primary for their choice, especially in the Precinct four commissioner race.

If it swings Democrat again some day and these folks run, they'll switch again.

It was good to see Floyd McCurdy honored as a long time Democrat. Now THAT man IS a party loyalist.

Candance said...

The last bullet made me giggle. Not sure why, especially since I have no idea what you're talking about because I know no current events at the moment because yesteray was a holiday and that meant kids.

Anonymous said...

1:27 - yes, Poyner switched. Have an idea he thought that might make him a bit more "honorable" as a judge.

Nope.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Ellen's old ex switch sides?

Anonymous said...

I love the way you people think!

Satan

Anonymous said...

Same thing could happen at Decatur to the supt. this Thursday....See which board members do the "right thing"

Anonymous said...

4:57 - care to tell us which political party affiliation the Decatur school board members are identified with?......

Are you in the know?

Anonymous said...

I thought DOWN WITH SPECIAL INTREST WAS OBAMMY'S cry along with with I PROMISE YOU THERE WILL BE NO EARTAGS ON THIS.And there WILL BE NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS to pile on his screwed up health bill.If his bill is so good,why don't government empoyees have to use it?DAGO

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I could take that girl in pool, but I was wonderin'
if she'd let me play poker...