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2.19.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • I really like the Old Spice commercial with the black guy saying, "Ladies, look at your man. Now look at me. Now back to him. Now back at me." And it ends with "I'm on a horse." Funny.
  • I wonder what it is like for an Olympian to spend years training for an event that is decided in five minutes, three minutes, or even less?
  • Has there ever been a male figure skater who was not effeminate? But the brother/sister combos can be uncomfortable.
  • I'll grow tiresome of doing the Random Thoughts one day.
  • One reason America is insane: In civil cases (where someone is after money), the lawyers of either side have the right to force a witness to sit down prior to trial and testify before a court reporter (that's a deposition). In criminal cases, where someone's freedom is at stake, you don't have that right. Priorities = Fail. Edit: To commenter Jason -- I'm not sure where you practice, but I've seen only two Motions to Take Depositions granted in a criminal case in 17 years of practice hear in Wise County.
  • Bob Costas at the Olympics every night: "That's a look at the medal count, presented by McDonald's." Ugh.
  • Drug War Fail: It took 16 cops to execute an arrest warrant last night in Fort Worth with two of the cops getting shot. (They are fine.)
  • I'm not sure who she is or what the newsy-looking website is about, but this gal keeps writing articles about Wise County. (The most recent one about the City of Bridgeport.)
  • The Kay Bailey commercial that starts out, "Maybe you like us both" always makes me want to reply, "Why would you think that?"
  • Heard there was a one day DWI trial in the Wise County Court at Law yesterday that ended with a guilty verdict. The only thing I know about it is that it started with the defendant running a red light in Decatur -- never a good start.
  • Sports Note: There is a crazy amount of talk of the Big Ten or Pac 10 taking two or three teams from the Big 12. And it sounds serious.
  • I bet the guy that flew the plane into the IRS building will become a martyr in some circles.
  • A crazy T.O. on-the-runway pic from Fashion Week.
  • There a few documentary fans out there, but I'm one of them. And the voice of Peter Coyote can be heard on so many of them these days.
  • Wanna know what the girl behind the voice of the Geico pothole looks like?

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice Random girl this morning. Thanks for the pick-me-up.

Anonymous said...

On the IRS attack……when will the “Glen Becks” of the world realize that besides ratings there are consequences of all their hate talk? Foxnews can’t spend hours and hours broadcasting each day that the government is your enemy and the president is evil and not have some accountability when someone takes them up on their challenge to do something about it.

Anonymous said...

The Kay Bailey commercial that starts out, "Maybe you like us both" always makes me want to reply, "Why would you think that?"


LOL Barry! yep

Anonymous said...

Where did you graduate? It's "they're" not "there". Do you not understand the concept?

Anonymous said...

But the government is the enemy and the President is...well he's just an idiot ...

I am guessing you don't think the killings at the Army Base in Killeen was because of Katie Couric always talking about how wonderful Obama is and since he hates America...that moslem guy thought he was doing the President a favor....you don't think that do you,

do you want to do away with free speech for conservatives? You think that certain points of view shouldn't be allowed?

I don't think you are very smart.

YM said...

The new old spice commercials are hilarious.

Anonymous said...

The articles that are being written about Wise Co. are by Jennifer Haney, a local resident.

Anonymous said...

8:39 When did Fox News corner the market on hate talk. Liberal media called President Bush a terrorist and blasted the government when it was a republican majority. They do it to get ratings so they can raise the rates on their commercials. It is not news anymore, it is business.

Anonymous said...

The KBH ad starts out "MAYBE you like us both...", not "Surely you have to like ONE of us." It's aimed at Republicans, not Democrats, so take it easy. Nobody is making you go all Sophie's Choice on those two. (And that last sentence is sure to get some "Load zem both onto ze train." remarks)

Some of the male skaters use aspects of skating (the moves and the costumes) to emphasize the effeminate nature of the sport. Others, mostly the pairs skaters, manage to maintain some masculinity. It is usually noted by commentators that the latter group are involved with their partners, or are married. It's not difficult to figure out the correlation

I don't mind Costas plugging McDonald's so much as those stupid commercials where you're led to believe that you're eating like an Olympian when you go there. It's fast food! And it's the most basic of fast food. Surely some Olympic athlets eat there occasionally, but they didn't get to the Olympics on a steady diet of BigMacs.

Your statement about the IRS whack job is correct. Some folks will laud his domestic terrorist attack. Simply put, that's what it is. However, a government, now matter how much one might despise it, survives on money. It takes all of us kicking in our fair share to make it work. And some people make a living collecting said money. Some of those people are bureaucratic A**holes. Murdering those people (or the ones they worked alongside) doesn't solve his problems. All he did was cost the gov't a bunch of money to investigate his actions, repair the building, and pay medical and death benefits. Thanks, jerk! That's coming out of our pockets

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that no one in the media ever said anything bad about George Bush when he was President. Of course that wouldn't have been "hate speech" because that is defined as disagreeing with liberals....but it could have caused all kinds of terrible things had it happened.

Anonymous said...

9:03 Great post.

Anonymous said...

Documentaries are the best shows ever. Luv em

Anonymous said...

i'll bet T.O. would make one hell of a figure skater.

Anonymous said...

Um, what's with the, uh, splotches on today's picture?

Is this a certified pre-owned picture?

Anonymous said...

The suicide/homicide pilot was an idiot. He was pissed about taxes, not the Obama administration. The tax rates now are what they have been since implemented by a Republican President and a Republican Congress. If they are too high for you, elect different people. Hell, elect Ron Paul.

32% of all tax returns filed result in no tax liability to the filer, and 15% of all those earning income don't even file. So now we are approaching the point to where almost half of the wage earners get all government benefits completely at the expense of the other half. This problem crosses party lines.

Anonymous said...

SMOKING!!!

Anonymous said...

Best Random Thoughts girl in a LONG time...very hawwwttt...nice work BG! 10 10 10!

Anonymous said...

Did Bob Costas ever play a sport? Any sport? Any sport at all?

chupacabra said...

Eeew on the figure skaters.

Anonymous said...

Ever notice that people who don't want to pay taxes still want to directly or indirectly use things paid for by those taxes, or benefit from things those taxes help provide? Highways, schools, airports, water, sewer, food that's inspected, etc. An endless list of things that as individuals we could not possibly afford to build or do on our own. Once knew a guy that would go ON and ON and ON about paying taxes, and yet was making about $200,000 a year working for a defense contractor. Hello?

Anonymous said...

All I can say is the manifesto was well written and coherent...no religious psycho babble and no misspelled words. I think he will be a martyr. Oh, and the girl of the day is smokin'. Thank you, B!

Anonymous said...

The IRS attacker and his supporters are a danger to the rest of us patriotic, county loving citizens.  if you read his post - he spent 30 plus years trying to avoid paying taxes based on some technicality. if he lost his retirement it's because he didn't pay the taxes he owed.  

On the left vs. right hatred.  trust me.  us liberals can't agree on anything except name calling. we have our own crack pots IE Overman.  the repubs on the other hand are unlock step on everything and have their own over the top crazies IE beck.

Also, if you think the IRS piolit was right on the tax laws was he also right that health care in this country needs tobe overhauled?  

Anonymous said...

"All I can say is the manifesto was well written and coherent...no religious psycho babble and no misspelled words. I think he will be a martyr"

Are you F'in nuts?....don't answer that your post already did.  so all it takes is a sectarian rant with spell check and you're in.  what about killing Innocent people in the name of you personal challenges.  

Isn't that what we are fighting in the war on terror?

A martyr .......God help us all. 

Anonymous said...

"All I can say is the manifesto was well written and coherent...no religious psycho babble and no misspelled words. I think he will be a martyr"

Are you F'in nuts?....don't answer that your post already did.  so all it takes is a sectarian rant with spell check and you're in.  what about killing Innocent people in the name of you personal challenges.  

Isn't that what we are fighting in the war on terror?

A martyr .......God help us all. 

Anonymous said...

I have a question about the people who have already sent in the tax forms to Austin. How will they know if they did not get destroyed?
thanks

Goober said...

If you want to talk about domestic terrorism, how about a governor who thinks it is ok to deny 1.2 million Texas children access to basic helth care? Anybody who can vote for guv "Good Hair" after all the crap he has tried to pull on the Texas people MUST believe in the Mexican petron system.

Anonymous said...

How can you blame Foxs news and Glenn Beck for that plane crash? What are you smokin!?!?

PS I love the cologne commercials, too!

Anonymous said...

Something to consider...when all the bad stuff happened to the guy vis-a-vis the IRS...GWB was President not Obama and the Republicans controlled the Congress not the Democrats...so why would anybody blame the conservative talk show hosts for his anger? He didn't.

Anonymous said...

as far as blaming the right or right wing for yesterdays attack did not read the crazy bastards manifesto. There was as much left as right in the thing. The guy was pissed at a government out of control whether left or right. The political class has all of us fooled. They have us fight each other so they can stay in power.

Anonymous said...

BG are you saying that you will forfeit your client's 5th amendment right to remain silent in return for the opportunity to depose the state's witnesses. I didn't think so. You just want to have your cake and eat it too.

Anonymous said...

Joe Stack for President.

Anonymous said...

STACKATTACK!

Jason said...

I agree that it seems odd that a party can notice the opposing side for deposition in a civil case while in a criminal case, a court order is required to obtain the deposition of an accuser.

I would (and do) request depositions in every criminal case (the judge will eventually grant such a request).

However, depositions in criminal case can have the effect of making the "victim" who is deposed more determined to pursue the charges. Sometimes those things just go away if the complaining witness is left alone.

Defendants in both civil and criminal cases should have the right to notice a party for deposition.

Of course, the accused in a criminal case has the right to not testify unlike parties to a civil suit, so I've always thought some judges thought if the defendant is not going to talk, I'm not going to make anyone else talk.

Anonymous said...

A judge will grant such a request? Where? Not in Tarrant County in the last 18 years.

Anonymous said...

>"Maybe you like us both" always makes me want to reply, "Why would you think that?"<

Ummm...Maybe because they both keep being re-elected? Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Goober I'll bet there might be .2Texas children denied health care and the rest will be illegals or children of worthless parents.I will also bet there is at least two cars parked in those twenty yards on the west side as well as multiple last names for many of them.That one reason our electric and health bills are so damn high.When I went to pay my taxes in Decatur last month and a woman next to me had two new SScards in her wallet folder.Truely some people are on their ass and can't help it.It's no conincidence they live on the west side with me.DAGO

Anonymous said...

But, Bob Costas presented the medal count. McDonald's might have sponsored it, but clearly did not present it.

wordkyle said...

Rahm Emanuel said it bluntly: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." (e.g., blaming Republicans/Conservatives/Tea Partiers for the IRS attack.)

Anonymous said...

7.5