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3.01.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • A filler story in the Messenger this weekend indicated that 1 in 5 employed Wise County workers have a job supplied for the government.
  • Anyone else getting tired of the saying, "Everything is bigger in Texas"? (And I think it is because of Cowboys Stadium that I keep hearing it so often lately.)
  • If you were watching TV on Saturday afternoon, you were certain that Hawaii was going to be wiped out by a Tsunami.
  • From a recent George Will column: "Almost half of the House and Senate Republicans are from 13 states - the 11 of the Confederacy plus Oklahoma and Kentucky." Wow.
  • Marie Osmond's 18 year old son committed suicide over the weekend by jumping off a building.
  • All you Dallas Mav fans need to tap the brakes a little bit.
  • Weatherman Brad Barton on WBAP a second ago: "The high today is going to be 48 and that's optimistic. Maybe that was the temperature at midnight." Maybe? You're the weatherman!
  • Got through half of some old horror flick called Dead Ringers.
  • I got so mad at might tight pants that I ordered a month's supply of Nutrisystem.
  • One of the craziest stories you'll ever read is the one of the nude woman breaking into commissioners' court candidate Paul Wood's house last week. I also heard that wasn't a good kind of naked. (But I couldn't find the abbreviated version on the Messenger's web site.)
  • For the heck of it, I was a photographer's "assistant" at a Hispanic wedding at Ruben's Ballroom this weekend. That is one heck of a scene if you've never witnessed one.
  • But I also got to talk to Ruben who is a heck of a nice guy. They have wrestling matches out there? That would be funny.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

NICE PIC TODAY BARRY!!

Anonymous said...

Great pic, but I think the guy in the background is getting a better show..

Anonymous said...

Why tap the brakes on the Mavs? Are they beating only the sisters of the blind?

If they go on to the conference final, should we think they suck?

Maybe we should bring back the 3 J's, so we can appreciate what we have now.

Anonymous said...

ummmm..ummmmm..that looks way mo better dan good!!!

D F Justin Wilson

Anonymous said...

and the messupper never reported one single word about the dead lady in the bath tub south of b'port..what the heck ?? or the road rage last night near rhome?

Anonymous said...

Yea, whatever happened to the dead lady in the bathtub? Is she still dead?

Anonymous said...

I love the PIC

Anonymous said...

The funniest part of the story of the crazy nude lady breaking into Paul Wood's home was finding the dog left behind. Poor dog deserves a better home than living with a crazy woman who climbs through kitchen windows. It is worth reading and probably the darnest story I've read in a long time.

Anonymous said...

It was a pit bull...not the best kind of dog for a pet! Hilarious story!

As for the nutrisystem...you'll regret it. Worst-tasting crap I've ever eaten. Weight watchers program much better!

Anonymous said...

and another big story the mess missed..about 5am monday WCSO received 911 call about a prowler off cr 4421..as they arrived on scene the suspect began shooting at them, i never heard how it ended..

Anonymous said...

906 they will probably have it by the weekend. NOT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

more breaking..police are searching for a white man with a gun in newark, last seen walking from deborah st towards rogers rd and 718...more to follow..

Anonymous said...

8:56 where is the story published?

Anonymous said...

where are ya'll reading about the naked crazy lady? i didn't see it on the messenger on-line

Anonymous said...

imagine that, a white man with a gun in newark texas.

Anonymous said...

now the suspect is evading the cops, he is on foot..this could be bad

Anonymous said...

this is almost as exciting as reading about all the social news and events in the messenger.

Anonymous said...

sounds like suspect has gotten away clean, the cops say they can't find him, now they are going to check out the donut shop in newark..just kidding..ha ha but suspect did get away...wait i think they may have found him again..man this is exciting..

Anonymous said...

cops stopped a car that was reported to have picked up suspect. people in car said they gave him a ride to rhome exxon..said they had no idea there was a problem..

Anonymous said...

now there is a major manhunt going on in rhome..this guy has a tan cap and a black leather jacket..and a blue steel revolver in his front pocket..

Anonymous said...

is that the guy they call 2-gun green?

Anonymous said...

I would eat that like a jelly donut.

Double Fake Rex

Anonymous said...

Ruben is a cool guy.

Anonymous said...

If they would racially profile, maybe they could catch the guy.

Anonymous said...

9:27 I read the story in the Mess, Saturyday edition. Front page and continuing in the back of the paper.

Don't care about the dude in Rhome, but why in God's name would anyone give a random stranger a ride to Rhome? What idiots!!!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Banjo! Tuner!

mzchief said...

The only weddings that come close to being as much fun as a Hispanic wedding are Greek and Hungarian. However, I've never been to a Hungarian wedding that did not have major drama.

Anonymous said...

11:23 = looser

wordkyle said...

George Will's point that Republicans need to better sell their message to more people is valid. However, the statistic you quoted hardly qualifies as a "wow." Almost half of all Democrats in Congress come from eleven northeastern & mid-Atlantic states plus California. (!!)

Restated, the point could be, "Republican principles appeal more to Americans in the heartland than to urban dwellers." Surprise, surprise.

Anonymous said...

all weddings blow.

just buy healthy foods (fresh vegetables, chicken, fish, whole grains), get off the blog and run more and the weight will come off. you're looking for the easy fix.

Anonymous said...

If you liked Dead Ringers you should also check out "Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers" and/or "Chopping Mall".

Anonymous said...

12:17 that's weight watchers...healthy foods and exercise. Nutrisystems is a racket with horrible food you pay a premium for. The REAL easy fix is bariatric surgeries. Those are the folks who really want to lose weight and not have to deprive themselves or work out. It's a ridiculous "quick fix" that is being much abused and over-used by people who just need to drop 30-50 lbs and would be better off dieting and getting into a gym rather than altering their bodies.

Anonymous said...

Is there no more info on the shooting/car chase on 287 last night? Jeez Barry...you're supposed to keep us up to speed on these things.

Anonymous said...

That may be the best pic I have ever seen posted on here!!

Anonymous said...

Bariatric surgery leads to divorce. Those women go crazy when they can't eat anymore.

Anonymous said...

12:09 = jealous & illiterate

wordkyle said...

1244 - I'm acquainted with a few people who have had weight loss surgery, and the requirements are a little more stringent than you indicate. However, very few people would argue with your point that eating right and exercising is a better solution.

Darrel said...

Word, would the distribution of Republicans help to understand the $millions Kay Granger arranged for her part of Tarrant County and the $0 Wise County got. Check her website.

wordkyle said...

303 - No.

Anonymous said...

Best pic, ever. Makes me hungry. Can't decide if I want milk, or a biscuit.

Anonymous said...

Her nose is bit too large for me!

Regarding the tight pants issue, cut down on your sugar intake big time. No sodas!!!

Plus, soup will also help you get below the normal daily calorie intake.

Sounds like you run enough, maybe the extra beers are making the difference.

Dr. Oz

Anonymous said...

wordy - the statistics tells almost any rational observer that the Republican party is almost totally based in the old South plus Oklahoma - both urban and rural. Our country is now mostly urban - and increasingly Democratic. It is also true that the younger you are and the more educated you are, the more likely you are to be Democrat. Check it out. And the fact that Kay Granger sends much more $$ to Tarrant County is because it is potentially a swing area, whereas Wise is so solidly (blindly) red that she need not spend time or money here.

Anonymous said...

Good for you. Investing your time into her life. You may be ready for a real relationship after all. Word.

wordkyle said...

740 - Does "almost half" equal "almost totally based?" You'll need to show your work on that one. Anyway, your observation would also apply to Democrats and the northeast (plus CA.) And odd that you should make the point you made, considering this headline: "Youth support for Democratic Party dwindling, poll finds"

Also, Gallup research belies your "increasingly Democrat" claim. Self-identified Democrat party affiliation is about the same as it has been for several years. (Although that number has fallen some since early 2009. Democrats showing their true colors, and people not liking what they see?)

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re: Dr. Oz and the big nose comment...


...are you gay?

Anonymous said...

i've got to be honest bg, if i was a betting man...well you know the rest..

Anonymous said...

Nice pic...but she did have a few, uh, interesting bumps that may be an indication of ingrown hairs or your future need for Valtrex.