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1.20.2010

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Crazy pileup on 287 southbound out of Decatur this morning - - traffic backed up for a couple of miles. My expertise in accident reconstruction says fog has something to do with it.
  • Haiti had a 6.0 earthquake this morning. It would seem that not much damage was caused since if a building can withstand a 7.0, a 6.0 isn't going to bring it down.
  • I've mentioned Kayak.com before as a great travel site, but I'll do it again. If you fiddle with it, you can set up an email alert for a specific flight in the future so you'll know if the prices drop on it.
  • Got an email about a Decatur teacher's home being burglarized in the last few days. A couple of flat screen TV's taken among other things. (And it wasn't far from the courthouse.)
  • The Bridgeport Bulls basketball team is 2-17? Eeek.
  • The concept of raising money by text messaging is brillant since it is so easy. As of last night, $24 million had been raised for Haiti relief via that method.
  • And it's stunning to think there are folks who believe Haiti should "handle their own problems and we need to focus on helping Americans."
  • You won't believe the front page of the Messenger today. Never has a fake chupacabra received so much attention. I'm talking a huge photo above the fold.
  • Republican Scott "Aw Shucks" Brown won the Massachusetts Senate race last night. My predictions lately have been awful. Completely awful.
  • I wonder if everyone has been taking their mood controlling drugs lately?
  • Standing next to Brown last night was a hawt gal who, I learned, was his daughter, Ayla. I also learned Ayla was a Top 24 finalist for American Idol.
  • Ladies: ESPN is after you.
  • And he didn't mind using both daughters to get votes.
  • I hope Fox and Friends urging people to vote for Brown by suggesting that their 401Ks would benefit by a Republican victory didn't have anything to do with it.
  • It takes a second to load, but the Worst Album Covers ever is pretty funny.
  • Boy, those Rick Perry commercials are condescending. Does he really spend all his time going out to ranches and shaking hands?
  • The kindergartner from Mesquite who was kicked out of school for long hair (all aspects of the story make me insane) is now back in class. Problem solved by the mother, Elizabeth Taylor, putting his hair in french braids. "He looks a little like Princess Leia," she said. Note to kid: You're doomed.

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

5.75

Anonymous said...

Loves me some Kayak!

Anonymous said...

kid hair story:
- the parents take a stand on principle and refuse to cut his hair
- the parents keep their kid out of pre-school to prove a point
- the parents don't have a problem with their BOY looking like Princess Leia
I predict that your prediction about this kid will be correct: doomed!

another nice pic today - and it's a grown-up woman lady

Anonymous said...

The Chupa story is for real Barry. It just another Govt. cover up from the Obama administration!!

Anonymous said...

Now thats a "Cougie" if I ever saw one.

Anonymous said...

Half the kids in that school have hair as long or longer, yet they don't get punished for it because they are girls. Are there similar expulsions for girls with boy-style haircuts?

Anonymous said...

"Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, all the weenie libs got they pants on the ground, got they heads turned sideways watching for the train, the teaparty's coming down the fast lane, pants on the ground, pants on the ground!"

Thank you, Massachusetts!!!

Anonymous said...

YES AND THIS TEACHER LIVES AROUND THE CORNER FROM OUR POLICE CHIEF.... WHY ISNT THERE SOMETHING IN THE PAPERS OR UPDATE SO NEIGHBORS ARE AWARE OF THIS PROBLEM.... WE NEED TO KNOW THESE THING SO WE CAN HAVE A WATCH GROUP... AND NOT FIND OUT THRU THE GRAPEVINE... I WANT FACTS........

Anonymous said...

If you're gonna mention the Bulls record, why not the Sissies??

Love the album covers!!

Anonymous said...

News flash Mr. Building Expert, let me introduce you to the concept of fatigue. You know, what brought the World Trade buildings down? It wasn't the initial impact, it was the length of the fire afterward.

Anonymous said...

Ted Kennedy's probably gonna start drinkin' again

Anonymous said...

I still cannot believe the folks of MA elected a Republican to TED FREAKING KENNEDY'S Senate seat.

If that does not prove how far left Obama, Reid and Polosi have taken us, nothing ever will.

MA just saved us all a lot of money.

Come on NOVEMBER!

Anonymous said...

8:47..You may be a Structrual Engineer I have no clue..but I have built Two Buildings in the Dominican and I can assure you there is not a Building there or in Haiti (unless it was US built) that could withstand the force of three Jehovah Witness's standing on its porch..please keep in mind that this is a corrupt country and all this aid being sent will at one point be taken over by the Drug lords and local gangs..so before you txt in that money or let that heart run a little, please keep in mind..just like the Middle East, you CANNOT educate uneducated People!! give them a cell phone, gas card or laptop and they are still going to blow up Americans and have sex w/ Goats...

R and R said...

You might be a redneck....if you buy one of those shirts.

And…why stop there? A raccoon hat would be a lovely addition.

Anonymous said...

love the tan line !!!

B-Town

R and R said...

AMEN 8:58

Anonymous said...

Randon - Not

Thought - Brazilian

wordkyle said...

What will be interesting to see now is how Democrats respond to Brown's victory. Force through healthcare legislation before he's seated? Drop the legislation all together? Use reconciliation or some other trick to claim they don't need sixty votes in the Senate? We'll see if a) Obama, Pelosi & Reid will ask moderate Democrats in endangered seats to throw themselves on the political sword, and b) If Democrat politicians will do so when asked.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Barry, you really have that one nailed. Fox got Brown elected. When you store a "law" fact in your brain, does it automatically delete a corresponding number of "common sense" cells from your brain?

Speaking of basketball, why is there no mention of the complete disaster that is the Decatur girls program? (i.e. coach's daughter that can't play at all, all the girls that have quit the program over this nepotism and the fact that this guy can't coach a lick)

Anonymous said...

I can see how Marcia Coakley got beat by saying that she has foreign policy experience because she visited her sister in London.Is that why they call them elitists?

Anonymous said...

I was stroking my hairless animal last night and it went off in my hand!!!

Anonymous said...

Well said 8:58. The bleeding hearts on this site give me tired head. Enough about Haiti already!

Anonymous said...

The buildings on Hispaniola should be safe - everybody knows Jehovah's Witnesses never travel more than two at a time
...or maybe I'm thinking of Mormons.
Does anybody know the Jehovah's Witness-to-Mormon conversion rate? And by conversion I mean weight conversion, not religious conversion. Could you imagine those two groups trying to proselytize...each other? And didn't a bunch of one of those bunch get arrested not too long ago for proselytizing underage girls?
Anyway, I doubt you'll see any of them on some island in the middle of the Caribbean...how they gonna get there on bicycles?

Anonymous said...

Barry
You obviously have a fettish for all of the titty pics you post but just remember one thing.......... somewhere there is a Republican like me that paid for them!!!!!

Double Fake Mayor of ChickenFightVille

txtrigger said...

Having been in a major earthquake, the aftershocks can do just as much damage. That was what the 6.0 was BG, and aftershock to the first quake. Buildings that were compromised but did not come down, can indeed fall. And the buildings that have already crumbled and shift, trapping those making rescue efforts.

I sometimes wonder if you make some of your comments just to get people fired up, or if you really are that clueless.

Anonymous said...

The Brailettes look like the sisters all the way from the Finger Lakes.

Anonymous said...

Well said 8:36! Yes, America is waking up. and standing up against King Obama-jama!

Anonymous said...

9:24, Did you ever stop to think that Coakley's record as District Attorney and her support from Obammy got her defeated?

Anonymous said...

Go Mass. Independents and Republicans! Thanks for kicking some major Democratic butt!!! I hope King Obama will start listening to Americans again! This health care bill has got to be changed and spending stopped! Thank you Mass. voters!!!

Anonymous said...

It is comforting to know that the Massachusetts Election is going to preserve the perfect health care situation that we enjoy in the US of A. I like how the voters talked about how scared they were of the hearlth care reform being proposed in Congress. We will see where all of this goes as the Insurance establishment holds and tightens its grip on health insurance. Good luck to you if you ever get sick in this country and you do not work for the government and therefore have government health care.

Anonymous said...

A smaller aftershock can definitely bring down a building that seems unaffected by a previous, larger quake. Can be a cumulative effect. Think of boxing. Sometimes the final punch that puts someone down is not nearly as strong as the one that left the opponent standing a few moments earlier, but nevertheless set up the final punch.

Anonymous said...

Using his daughters? Maybe he learned that from Obama.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts exactly 10:53. Bammy used not only his kids but his race big-time. Of course, that's because he had no experience to use instead.

Anonymous said...

8:58, your words right true. You are proof that you can't "educate the uneducated." And your mother had sex with a goat to conceive you.

Anonymous said...

the benchmark for structural integrity:
3 Jehovah's Witnesses, or
2.85 Mormons, or
2.25 Presbyterians, or
1 voodoo priestess

"Mizz Rudolph, can you please do somethin' about the monkey?"

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed watching the Boston Tea Party.

Anonymous said...

11:08 There are many of us on this blog who totally agree with 8:58. Not our problem.

Anonymous said...

Got the first paycheck of the new year. Federal with holding-up $16 a month.

Anonymous said...

1:19, You must be in the 5% class that was promised a tax increase. The rest of us 95% were promised no tax increase.

Anonymous said...

9:24
He needs to be FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He can't coach his daughter what makes him think he can coach a team??????

Anonymous said...

Is her left boob bigger than the right? Not complainin'....just askin'.

Anonymous said...

8:58 - What have they passed that is so liberal?
8:58(2) - The Texting fund raiser is going to the Red Cross not to Baby Doc or any other dictator, the Red Cross and American organization
9:26 - Yea Coakley's foreign experience was a little more than Sarah Palin seeing Russia from her window.
9:51 - 95 % of Haiti is Christian with 85% Catholichttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Haiti
What are you talking about?
10:47 - Even more amazing is MA has had its own health care reform that Brown and Mitt voted for....I guess only their state gets to have better health care.
10:53 - Yea, McCain nor Palin used their children at all during their campaign.....right.

M-M said...

9:24 am I have heard the same complaint about the Lady Eagles. But that is a common problem when a coaches kid is in any program. They get to play all the time no matter how bad they are. Someone told me last night that his daughter, who rarely comes out, hasn't scored in 8 games.
I saw it in the fall in 8th grade volleyball. Coaches kid NEVER came out, yet all the other 10 girls rotated in and out all the time. One of the other kids would make a mistake - out they come on the bench. Coaches kid makes a mistake - no problem, no yelling etc. Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

1:19 Man, must suck to be you...missing $16 a month...

wordkyle said...

227 - Re your response to 926: You're citing a SNL bit in your attempt to discredit Sarah Palin. Did you not know that?

Anonymous said...

2:56
I gross $49,000 a year. I didn't realize I was one of the "wealty" whose taxes would increase. And if $16 a month doesn't matter to you, please post your contact information. I'll happily take $16 a month that you won't miss...

Anonymous said...

8:58 - we "can't educate the uneducated"?

Now that's an uneducated statement.

Um - so if you "can't educate the uneducated," tell me why we bother having schools.

Anonymous said...

2:27
9:51 here
Do they not have humor where you come from? Half the comments on here are just people goofing on the subject at hand
Judging from all your little jabs at everybody else, I'd say you don't have much sense of humor
Deal with it!

Anonymous said...

RWMT...I'll cowboy up!

Anonymous said...

"Mizz Rudolph, can you please do somethin' about the monkey?"

and mizz rudolph said " THE MONKEY LIVE HERE NIGGAR, YOU JUST VISITIN"

Anonymous said...

""He looks a little like Princess Leia," she said. Note to kid: You're doomed." Look at his parents - kid had no chance from birth.

Oh yeah, sorry about the loss of the Kennedy Kingdom in Massachusetts. Hopefully, a sign of things to come, and all liberals will flee to Canada/England/Cuba and universal health care. If you need some financial help with the move, let us know...I would definitely contribut.

Anonymous said...

Yea Wordkyle,
I know it's the flaming liberal media's fault but did ya see the Katie Couric interview....I know the evil media made her answer those questions that way but wow, she lived in Alaska and she was going to save us from Putin rearing his head. I do have a sense of humor.

wordkyle said...

1159 - I won't let you get away with this deflection. You tried to cite a made-up comedic bit from a Saturday Night Live skit as a legitimate condemnation of Palin. You didn't wink-wink, nudge-nudge when you said it. You used it as a serious comparison with Coakley's foreign policy experience. And you got busted.

Now that I have that out of the way....no one believes Palin handled herself well in the interviews during the campaign. She admits herself that she did poorly. At the same time, she was questioned much more combatively than any of the other candidates. ("The Bush doctrine???")

If we are to judge candidates based on when they did poorly, let's also cite Obama saying he visited fifty-seven states, or Biden claiming that FDR spoke to Americans on television when the stock market crashed in '29.

Anonymous said...

I can spot a photoshopped beaver a mile away.

Jack Daniels said...

2:53 Not sure, but it felt bigger to me. I'm just sayin.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jack Daniels,

Who you talk'in to? 'Ctrl F' search of this page doesn't reveal a 2:53 other than the one you post. (Unless Barry deleted the post you are referring to?)