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2.15.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • This make you comfortable?: New DPS troopers now only have to go through 18 weeks of training instead of 27 weeks. Is it that hard to find someone who wants that job?
  • I watch the first 10 minutes of the NBA All-Star game just like the 108,000+ that were in Cowboys stadium. Fortunately, I had the option to change the channel once I immediately became bored.
  • Jamie McMurray won the Daytona 500 yesterday and then tearfully mentioned that "my dad is here" while on Victory Lane. But dad, for whatever reason, had left early.
  • And they had to stop the race twice because of a pothole? The Ticket joked about it this morning by playing excerpts from the "Because I'm a pothole" commercial.
  • A commenter mentioned on here the other day that the "shin injury" to US downhill Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn might be a hoax to drum up publicity. Since she has miraculously healed over the weekend, I might buy into that theory.
  • WBAP's Mark Davis built a snowman and posted a pic. If that's his house in the background, it's a big one.
  • I flipped over and watched a bit of the Olympics yesterday but all they were showing me were guys cross country skiing and then hitting the ground and firing five rifle shots at targets. Riveting?
  • I saw Avatar in 3D over the weekend. I would be able to give you a review, but since I sat in the second row, it was a little tough to tell what I saw.
  • I blame myself for getting there 10 minutes before starting time (after buying tickets online), but are those first three rows really worth being in a theater?
  • If given a choice between an arm injury or a leg injury, I'll take an arm injury every time.
  • There's a report this morning that Special Prosecutor Run Amok Kenneth Starr will be Baylor's next president. You've got to be kidding.
  • Lead singer of The Knack has died. I've always liked My Sharona.
  • Oprah Winfrey didn't know Drew Brees had a birthmark on his face as she welcomed him to her show. Awkward.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

New DPS Troopers must serve a minimum two year 'sentence' at the Texas Border...hence the shortened training time....

I'd say 'thanks, but no thanks'.

Anonymous said...

What is a Drew Bees prey tell?

RPM said...

Jamie's dad may have left early, but his hawt wife was there!

As far as the pothole, think about hitting flying rocks at 190 mph. It's worse than dove hunting with Dick Cheney.

Anonymous said...

“New” DPS Troopers who are currently licensed Texas Peace officers and hold an Intermediate level license are eligible for the lateral transfer program, which includes an abbreviated training program. Police officers with an Intermediate license on average have 7 years of law enforcement experience, depending on the officer’s formal education (college), training hours and years’ service. Many large law enforcement agencies across the United States offer this program, to include Fort Worth, Dallas and Austin. The “down side” of this program would be the two year commitment to a border location, but I guess that covers the homeland security issues.

Anonymous said...

Kenneth Starr is my hero. I want to know why he's lowered his standards far enough to consider that job.

Anonymous said...

Oprah is the embodiment of idiocracy. We are lost.

You sound offended by the size of Mark Davis' house. Were you equally displeased With the Obama's former residence and how he got it?

Anonymous said...

Ken Starr and Art Briles on the same team at Baylor? Sweetness!!!

Anonymous said...

"They had to stop the race on my account? Ooooohhhhh nooooooooo!"

Let's see...you graduated from a conservative Baptist university, and you're upset that they're considering a conservative (presumably Baptist) president? Go figure!

I watched the biathlon yesterday, too. I thought it WAS riveting. That has to be extremely difficult - cross country ski, then settle down and hit five targets. You need a steady hand for that.
I also watched the women's hockey team sandbagging the Chinese team. Looks like they could have scored at least 20 if they wanted to, instead of just 12
USA!USA!USA!

And a Drew Brees is a Super Bowl winning quarterback. Try the Google...or the Yahoo...or any freakin' search engine for that matter. His name should pop right up!
And I believe the phrase is "pray tell".

Anonymous said...

Who dat who say what is a Drew Bees?

Anonymous said...

The Starr thing is a done deal. Announcement at 3 on campus tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Dang it...now I've got "Ma, ma, ma, my-yuh Sharonah" stuck in my head. Thanks a lot.

wordkyle said...

Setting aside shrill rhetoric, if he "ran amok," then what exactly has Kenneth Starr been found guilty of doing that was illegal, unethical or immoral? I've heard lots of shrieking allegations from Liberals, but I haven't ever seen any proof of impropriety on Starr's part. Someone please enlighten me.

Anonymous said...

Crank the TV stereo speakers during NASCAR races and NBA games, it makes a huge difference. You'll start listening to the events rather than just sitting on the couch.

16 year-old employee
Best Buy

Anonymous said...

why come ken starr done change his name to run amok,..what dat all about..?

Anonymous said...

She's a repeat, but I'm not crying about it.

Jamie

Anonymous said...

Who other than his immediate family would care who Drew Bees is anyway?

Anonymous said...

10:44 AM
There is no enlightening possible for a neocon like you.
You admitted how confused you were last week in a post.
Now you have no idea about ethics.


Barry what is a Church of Christ member with questionable ethics doing leading your alma mater a Baptist University?

Anonymous said...

luvs me some random thought chick.
good job staying off the booze B.G.

Anonymous said...

Isn't (wasn't) Starr dean of Pepperdine Law School? He's leaving Malibu for...WACO?! Power down, as you might say.

(As an aside, I once heard him speak at a law day event. While I'm no fan of his, I must say I was impressed with him. He has gravitas and he'll probably be a good pick to lead Baylor.)

Anonymous said...

I was but 15 years old when Mr Starr sat in front of a panel of idiots while presenting his findings. I'll never forget how he kept getting interupted and he always waited for the heckler to finish before he carried on with his report. I learned that day how to deal with the loud obnoxious person.
How emarrassing for Mr Clinton.

Anonymous said...

BARRON, someone said you were play'n the banjo left fhanded now. what's up w/that.

Anonymous said...

you didn't see that fox reporter almost get hit my the truck?

Anonymous said...

1) Ken Starr is a Dick Cheney lap dog sex addict. Whether you liked Clinton or not, this guy set out to smear and embarrass a sitting president by pursuing his sex life, with the encouragment of the two adulterous attack dogs, Gingrich and Hyde. His charge as to the scope of his investiigation was FAR exceded. Cheney was in the wings as a silent advisor. Do the research. Cheney will now become a defacto Baylor Reagent along w/ George W.

2) While Starr may claim "Church of Christ" theology, he is far left of the CoC teachings. That's why he had a job @ Pepperdine.

3) Local CoC minister's daughter to have both feet amputated today @ 3:00pm due to poor circulation causing gangrene.

Anonymous said...

Lot of empty seats in the middle and upper sections of Cowboys stadium for that crowd of 108,000 people.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, not that Vonn didn't hurt her shin to some degree, but it seems so evident that NBC took what was a minor injury and just ratcheted it up in hopes of creating the next great American hero; all along knowing full well the injury would not be anything to keep her from racing. When you've paid billions for the rights to broadcast, and ads are scarce and each ratings point is worth millions of dollars, sure adds up to a trumped up deal with Vonn.

Anonymous said...

8:51, PRAY tell....Drew Brees is a football player.

Anonymous said...

She's got [insert appropriate hand gesture] huge tracts of land.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of Ken Starr or Drew Brees.

wordkyle said...

Anons 1139 & 1246 - Thanks for answering the question. It appears that shrill rhetoric is, after all,the entire Liberals case against Ken Starr.

1139 - How is a "neocon" different from a Conservative? Despite your clear intent to use it as an insult, it's unclear from the context of what you wrote whether you understand the meanings of your words.

Anonymous said...

Who the heck is this Okra Winfrey?

Anonymous said...

i threw my shoulder out a place onetime play'n my banjo. dang it!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle

Like I said you are in a constant state of confusion.
Neocon short for neoconaservative was invented in 1979 by Irving Kristol.
You don't know Irving how about William(Bill) Kristol his son.
I am certain you watch Fox News where he is a political contributor, because you always repeat the same conservative trash they have.
Look around and get an education. Then you might understand my words.

wordkyle said...

244 - I gather from your response that you don't know the difference between a "neocon" and a Conservative. Thanks for clearing that up. Maybe next time you should understand a word before you use it in public.

And in what will be a surprise to you -- a condition you likely suffer from persistently -- I have heard of Irving Kristol. (Another surprise -- I've read his work!)

Anonymous said...

The only thing a DPS Trooper has to know is how to point a radar gun and write a ticket. The radar gun don't even have to be on. So much for our protectors!

Anonymous said...

Ken Starr at my beloved Baylor!

Say it isn't so!

Starr so overplayed his charge as special prosecutor (not to mention the millions he spent in the process)that it even embarassed the Republicans.......and in the process turned Clinton into a victim.

Now I have to rewrite my will. Guess I will leave it to the Clinton Foundation.

Baylor, Class of 64.

Anonymous said...

Poor Clinton. Being portrayed as a victim. Put some ice on it.

Anonymous said...

3:04...that's just ludicrous...hope you are not the one they have to scrape off the road because of a drunk driver or someone texting while driving...oh, wait, they don't have to do that, all they do is write tickets....ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle, It is my recollection that Starr headed a years long investigation of the sitting president at a cost of many many millions of dollars - to finally get him to lie about having sex with an adult. All the other stuff about Whitewater etc came to nothing, right? I would think a fine conservative (neo or otherwise) would object to that massive waste of $$, time and energy.

Anonymous said...

Avatar from the front rows would be bad. Was the theater that full?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, biathlon is about as riveting as reading about your old outta-shape as$ running a 2+ hour HALF marathon.

Anonymous said...

4:31,

So, the head of the executive branch of government, lying before the judicial branch of government is OK?

Good to know.

Paula Jones probably appreciated the end result. That should be enough if you are interested in justice...and the fact that nobody, including a sorry ass president, should be above the law.

Anonymous said...

"to finally get him to lie about having sex with an adult"

Ah yes! He was FORCED to lie. He could not possibly help it. Law of nature. Rule of law. Something like that.

Slick Willie is a perp, not a vic.

wordkyle said...

431 - Starr was appointed to do a job. At least 14 people were convicted of crimes in connection with Whitewater. Because their proximity to the Clintons, it seems appropriate that he would need to investigate the Clintons themselves. From what I understand, investigation of Clinton's sexual conduct only came about because of the link between Vernon Jordan and Webster Hubbell -- during which Jordan's attempts to find a job for Monica Lewinsky came to light.

While I hate government waste as much as anyone, no one has yet made the case that Starr acted illegally, improperly, or unethically. Bill Clinton, on the other hand, was all three. Why is Starr the one demonized?

Anonymous said...

OK wordy, you toss out claims of 14 others who got swept up while chasing the prime target. Clinton's sex exploits (and Ike's and JFK's and FDR's and Harding's and Jefferson's etc) are like the victimless crimes BG lists. However, Clinton didn't lie us into and keep us in unnecessary wars that have killed and maimed thousands of our troops. And now many Repubs want to void the Constitution over Miranda rights for the underpants bomber. Are you in favor of the law or just some of them?

wordkyle said...

540 - Not "claims," facts. Sorry, can't let you get away with implying I invented the number. Here's a list. Clinton's sexual behavior, while vile, was not a crime, and not the initial point of Starr's investigation. (Yet it is defended endlessly by Liberals, just as you did.) It only came up because of the Clintons' nearness to so many questionable situations. However, I daresay it's a stretch to call his behavior "victimless." Can you name anyone whose life was improved by it?

Again, no evidence, nor even a pretense of evidence that Kenneth Starr did anything wrong at all.

Anonymous said...

I've dranken Kristol in Waco with famous starrs while being chased by the DPS. I was all Neo-like and Bees were chasing me through the whitewater.

Now I'm gonna go play 14 banjos and run amok (i.e. have sex with) your left hand while looking for a biathlon chick.

But really, I'd walk out if I had to sit in the 1st 3 rows of a theater.

Did I miss anything. Oh yeah,
OPRAH!

Anonymous said...

OK 7:38---------

You win the prize. Now pass the joint, huh dude?

Anonymous said...

WK - yeah, I can say that several lives were improved by Clinton's "misbehavior." Monica, Jessica etc became famous and rich. Which of Bush's victims can say the same (other than Backwater, Xe, Halliburton, KBR and any number of pseudo "security" companies. You're attempting to stretch clouded minds back 14 years hoping you can make a point without contention. Sorry, the Starr inquisition was a lot of sound of fury that yielded very little for very much.

wordkyle said...

1030 - We'll just have to disagree on how much the victims of Clinton's sexual predation benefited. His "misbehavior," as you call it, while President of the United States, would have gotten a fast food worker fired. Yet people like you defend it.

You seem to have trouble sticking to the topic. Yet again, neither you nor anyone else has shown how Starr acted illegally, unethically or immorally.

However, Clinton's actions?
Illegal? Check.
Unethical? Check.
Immoral? Check. And Check.

Travelgate. Filegate. It appears that the $40 million was spent trying to find something the Clintons weren't guilty of.

Anonymous said...

10:30,

You ride the little school bus, right?

Anonymous said...

Yes they only have to go through a 18 week academy now because the lawers are getting dumber. Ha Ha.

Anonymous said...

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