3.23.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • The official GOP site shows Nancy Pelosi in front of a wall of flames? Have they lost their minds?
  • And I don't understand all the Republican congressional outrage yesterday. From John McCain proclaiming he'll fight the bill to a handful of representatives introducing legislation to "repeal" the health care change. Kids, where was all that outrage beforehand? It's too late now.
  • If we can skip over baseball, TCU has formalized plans to play its first game at Cowboys Stadium against Oregon State in September.
  • I told you Maverick fans to tap the brakes -- they've now lost 3 out of 4.
  • For some reason I had people yelling at me for the health care bill yesterday. And more than one was upset about "having to pay for some lady that won't work but has had seven kids." Huh?
  • The NFL Network replayed "The Catch" game last night (between the Cowboys and 49ers). For giggles, I googled the box score. Wow. The 49ers killed the Cowboys and won despite having six turnovers.
  • You probably heard about some prankster in a Walmart in New Jersey who grabbed the PA mic and told "all black people" to "leave the building." But did you know they tracked him down an arrested him. Arrested? For what?
  • A Britney sighting! Hey, now.
  • Did you see the video on the news of the Dallas cop who hit the car in the intersection? I bet I replayed it 10 times last night on my TIVO. You can tell how the cop thought the car would continue to cross in front of him so he veers to the right to go behind the car. But the car stops and there's no place to go. Screenshot:
  • That clip even made national news on The Today Show this morning.
  • A federal appellate court the other day ruled that the estate of Anna Nicole Smith gets nada from the estate of her rich dead husband. That litigation has been going on forever. (And I still love the old wedding pictures.)
  • No surprise the Texas AG Greg Abbott plans to file a lawsuit challenging the national health care legislation. If it will get him in front of a camera, he'll file anything.

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

When did you start posting pictures of men in bathing suits?

Ernest T. said...

The Republicans expressed outrage at this long before Sunday night! They continued to speak out against Obamacare. If you would have watched anything but MSNBC you would have known that.

They are trying to get this overturned because it is unconstitutional. Congressmen were openly bribed to vote for this bill. There is nowhere in the U.S. Constitution where the government can require us to purchase insurance simply because we live here.

Sure, they require us to purchase auto insurance, but that is so that we can have the privilege of operating a motor vehicle on the highways.

What is next? The government decreeing that we all need to buy GM vehicles to help the economy?

Anonymous said...

You don't understand the Republican outrage?

Attention class. Today's lesson will be the use of the word, "pathetic" in a sentence.

It is pathetic that Barry Green doesn't have a clue why people are outraged about the healthcare bill.

And, YES I took my meds like I always do.

Anonymous said...

Pictures of chicks that could probably hurt me very badly are not a way to start the morning.

-Fake Barry Green

Anonymous said...

In front of the fire...nobody there to give her a nudge backwards? Damn

Anonymous said...

WHATS THE REPUBLICAN PLAN???????? IT DOESN'T EXIST. BUT WE CAN RAISE HELL ABOUT DEMOCRATS AND OBAMA. ALL THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DONE IS SET AROUND AND BASH DEMOCRATS. PUT YOUR PLAN TOGETHER AND BUSH CAN PRESENT IT . YOU DO REMEMBER THE EIGHT YEARS OF BUSHY BABY

Anonymous said...

Pic reminds me of an old B movie I saw as a kid. "Don't Go Near The Water".

Anonymous said...

Today's random pic:
looks great from the neck down; a nose job would do wonders for the northern region

It's official - Liberally Lean is in favor of people randomly grabbing PA mikes in walmart and making any crazy announcement - without repercussion. I'm gonna exercise my First Amendment rights after work today.
On an unrelated topic...what are your office hours, counselor?

I don't see what the big deal is over the Anna Nicole Smith decision - she married for love, right? Money didn't have anything to do with it

I recall the day that pic was taken, and yeah...Brit-brit was very excited to see me!
And that was one sweet-tasting Fanta, ya'll!

Anonymous said...

I think with Nebraska there are 11 states so far this morning filing lawsuits...they all publicity hounds or do you think they might have some merit in their assertions that the Congress doesn't have the Constitutional right to require individual citizens to buy health insurance or face fines without due process. I guess that part of the Constitution is right next to the Pay Czar clause.

Anonymous said...

8:38
why are you yelling? You're a foot away from me

Triple Fake (not fake) P1

Anonymous said...

I think they arrested that guy at Wal-Mart for not being a Wal-Mart employee or corporate official so they didn't get to trash Wal-Mart as racist and it pissed them off.

Anonymous said...

Attention Walmart shoppers : "The 16-year-old has been charged with harassment and bias intimidation."

We really have such a law in this country?

Anonymous said...

8:38 can't you read or have you been living under a rock...typical stupid Democrat (sorry for being redundant) the republicans have been presenting plans for a year or more and anyone with a brain...leaves you out would know that ...pull you head out of your ass and read something besides the huffington puke.

Ernest T. said...

8:38

To begin with, didn't your mother ever teach you that it's not nice to yell?

The Republicans have offered many plans, but have been rebuffed by the Dems. Their plans would have helped truly lower the cost of insurance and medical care, unlike Obamacare.

Please think for yourself and don't just say what Keith Olbermann tells you to say.

Anonymous said...

TO 8:38 CASE REST TYPICAL REPUBLICAN ANSWER MY HEAD IS JUST FINE YOURS IS HOLLOW

Anonymous said...

BG, you have no credibility, just like all your other progressive liberal nuts. You make stuff up the way you'd like it to be. Also, just like any other lawyer (the ol' my client is innocent story). There is more outrage over the healthcare fiasco than I have ever seen in my life. Everyone I know is outraged. I have met people I don't know, that are outraged. The other side did have ideas that would have gone a long way to fix the system, but the progressives decided to go it alone, behind closed doors where they bought off votes and trampled our constitution. They should be thrown in jail and tried for treason.

Anonymous said...

That's the worst daily pic ever!

Anonymous said...

The driver should be cited for Traffic Code #12.21.2012 Failure to yield approaching traffic (intersection) or somethin.

Look it up,it's all in the book.

Unofficial Duncanville PD spokesperson

Anonymous said...

we should kill them all now while we have the muscle.

dude in pic has a fold-over

all black people should leave this blog now, for your own safety.

Anonymous said...

Insurance companies are so happy today since everyone has to buy health care insurance or face the new 16,000 IRS agents who will be checking up to make sure they pay the fine if they don't.

This will never be over turned and Obama will commit election fraud just like he did in 2008 to get re-elected.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, Barry...where have you been? There was tons of outrage, NOBODY LISTENED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We, the people, have no voice any longer...

Anonymous said...

"ALL YOU CRAZY PEOPLE, OUT IN THE STREETS!!"

---Double Fake Jason Robards

Anonymous said...

I think that chick? in the Bikini isn't a very good Magician cuz I can see the outline of a wand and the rabbit is almost pokin it's head out.

Anonymous said...

Britney changed her lipstick color. So doesn't go with the orange of the Fanta.

My Other Brother Darryl

wordkyle said...

Let's face it, until Obama and his media started screaming about it, health care was not a major concern for the majority of Americans. Republicans did not focus on it because they were focused on national security. Obama & Co have focused on health care to the detriment of national security.

* Are our traditional enemies, China and Russia, stronger or weaker?
* Are the new guys Iran and Venezula stronger or weaker?
* How are our relations with our traditional allies, Israel and Great Britain?
* How is our relationship with our new friends in Eastern Europe?

While the Democrat health care bill is a huge white elephant, it may well prove secondary to other, more pressing, concerns.

hangman said...

anon 838 i remember the eight years of bush eight years of a president who unlike obama met the requirements under the us constitution and bush never was in cahoots with a group that promoted child trafficking and child sex rings and as for the young kid in jersery i have one question would he be facing the same trouble if he was black and said all whites get out of the store

Ernest T. said...

9:26:

Would really like to read your comments. Please be sure and meet Mr. Punctuation.

Anonymous said...

The repugs say they weren't invited to the health care reform table. They owned the table for 8 years and did nothing.
The AG's filing suits are wasting state money, where is the outrage over that?
The state of Texas says everyone should buy motor vehicle liability insurance or pay a fine. Where's the outrage over that? Don't act like mandating insurance and paying a fine is something new. It's only bad if Obama does it?
You repugs are pitiful, whiney, whiney, whiney. PIT-TEE-FUL

Anonymous said...

This Random Tuesday morning girl is not hot at all, what the hell is wrong with you Barry? Post some pics of Cat at the beach if you want to make the day of your loyal right wing followers.

Ernest T. said...

9:37:

Please read my earlier comments. I addressed the auto insurance. That requirement is so that you have the PRIVILEGE of driving a motor vehicle on city streets. This requirement is simply because you live in the U.S.

As 9:12 mentioned earlier also, there was not real concern for it until Obama started yelling about it. We were more concerned with keeping our country safe from Terrorists. Now, we are open to terrorists because the government is more concerned about health care.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

I can understand having an opinion and making an informed decision that health care is so vital to the defense of the commonwealth that all atrocities committed in its glorious name are justified; however, I cannot fathom an attorney being "confused" by those who are against it. If you aren't faking it, brother, go down to the State Bar and give them back your license because you don't have any appreciation for the Constitution. If you really think lawsuits brought to challenge Congress's "right" to cram this down the collective people's throat is about nothing more than a photo opp, then head south for the islands and don't look back. The bill that was passed this week tramples the Constitution in the follow manner:

Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution provides Congress the power to "....provide for the common defence and general welfare". Arguably, it is from this provision that the Democratic party has laid taken the LSD which has it collectively trippin' to the point it was able to overlook the rest of the document;

Articel 1, Section 9 of the Constitution provides no preference shall be given to one state over another. Clearly the Nebraska and Louisiana side deals that came with Health Care do not follow this provision;

The 4th Amendment provides: the right of the people to be secure in their persons, homes or effects against unreasonable seaches and seizures shall not be violated. For over a hundred years the Supreme Court has held one's medical records are protected under this Amendment. Throw out those cases because now the Feds have access to your medical records anytime they want them...and there's nothing in the act that says the medical section of the executive branch (guess that's what the health care Czar's deparmtnet might be called) can't share them with justice.

The 5th Amendment provides: "No personal shall be...deprived of life, liberty or property without due process; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation." Now I suppose it is possible to argue that the warm fuzzy i'm supposed to get from people who won't work now having health care insurance is supposed to be by "just compensation"; however, i just can't see that being what the Framers of the Constitution had in mind. Really though, this provision applies more towards that portion of the new law that will fine me (it isn't a tax, but is a fine) if i don't have health care insurance that meets the government's requirements.

And then the 10th Amendment provides: powers not granted to the United States shall be reserved to the States or the people. There being nothing in the foregoing provisions of the document to suggest that the power to regulate health care is a power "granted to the United States" it would seem this is a states or personal issue.

Defend what the Left has done here if you must, that's your right. But please don't pretend you can't comprehend why people are upset over this issue. It makes you look bad, and i really believe you're a very good lawyer.
CEP

wordkyle said...

937 - I've argued for years that we should have voluntary, "cover myself" automobile insurance. And yes, when Obama mandates owning insurance, it's absolutely wrong, but not surprising, given how we were all warned during his campaign. My first instinct is to oppose any policy Obama proposes. So far that instinct has proven remarkably accurate.

Anonymous said...

State of TX says that everyone carry at least minimum liability or pay fine. So just who enforces that law? There are more driving without liability than those of us that have it. And guess who pays for that uninsured motorist not having insurance? Those that do carry it. Guess what ethnic group does not carry insurance or even have drivers license. I know, because I got hit by one.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, why is it that people never see the big picture? I'm frankly annoyed and tired of everyone pissing and moaning about what the republicans are doing now when the democrats WOULD DO THE SAME if they were in that situation. Ideally I would LOVE to see ALL of our elected officials get together and forget political parties and work FOR THE PEOPLE but that will never happen. So it gets quite annoying when certain people, Barry Green, choose to idealize one political party and act like that party is the end all be all of life.
I frankly would LOVE to see this bill work but given the nature of politics and the fact that some EVEN in the democratic party wouldn't sigh without special concessions attached frankly annoys me and seems to doom this for failure. The Role of the president shouldn't be to pander to democrats or republicans but to represent AMERICA as a whole which in and of itself is an impossible job.

Anonymous said...

9:37...The state requires liability insurance, not physical damage. If I am at fault in an accident, it pays the other party for damages. If I choose to not buy coverage for myself, that is my right. You are really reaching trying to equate this with mandatory health care coverage.

Anonymous said...

I want the government to pay for my car insurance. Where's the bill for that one????

M-M said...

So, last night driving home from work, a thought struck me: According to obamacare, it will be illegal to go to a Dr.'s appointment and pay cash for the visit and not have it involve insurance. Is that right?

Anonymous said...

jesus + texas = accepted
jesus + texas + art = warning
jesus + texas + art + gay = run

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/education/032310-extra-security-for-play-depicting-gay-jesus

Anonymous said...

The car insurance arguement has no comparision to health insurance. The importance of carrying car insurance - if you tear up someone else's car, you need to have a plan in place to repair/replace their property. If you own your car outright, you aren't even required to carry insurance on your own car - only liability to pay for the damage you cause to another.

This whole health care plan is just insane! I am so tired of Obama and his "I must provide for the pheasant-people" mentality! If you want something, get out, get a job and work for it! Those of us that are working hard and reaping the benefits of our hard work should not have to give our hard earned money in the form of higher taxes to provide insurance for 38,000,000 more Americans who "need" health insurance!

I grew up in poverty - even sleeping in our car and on picnic tables in a park for several months because my mother couldn't find a job. Even then, we didn't sit around thinking it was someone else's job to provide for us! We suffered on our own until she got a job and we got back on our feet again.

Wake up, America!! (anyone remember that FM radio guy that used to give those speeches, then end it with a Texas twang saying "Wake up, Amer-ica!" - I loved him!)

Anonymous said...

M-M - yes, you are right (you won't have the option to pay cash, without insurance)but that is oh-so wrong!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand this. I live in, or once lived in, a democracy where the citizens of this country sent REPRESENTATIVES to Washington to govern as the citizens wished them to govern. Now the majority is not being represented. We are being treated as children, where Congress makes decisions for us as they think best rather than as we instruct them to do.

Anonymous said...

O.K., if you can't pay your physician cash for his or her work under the new plan, then does that mean elective surgeries, say BOOB JOBS for instances, are out? I can't see the Feds paying for that, and I can't imagine 20,000 plastice surgeons are going out of business in the next four years. If that IS the case, this package is looking worse and worse with each passing second.

Anonymous said...

Some of you are just plain stupid. Read the bill and see what is in it and what is not and use your brains. You fancy yourselves as some kind of guardians of the republic now when you hypocritically overlooked all of the abuses of the Bush years and the way the constitution was trampled by him and his thugs. How about John Boehner handing out envelopes filled with tobacco money on the house floor or the Medicare Part D drug bill vote being held open for 3 hours while republicans twisted arms and made deals to flip votes? That get you riled up? I didn't think so.

I am sick of the false patriotism of you Obama haters. The Republicans had control of all three branches of congress in the Bush years and gave us nothing on health care except the unfunded prescription drug debacle. You and I both know why you did not care about spending until now; why "ramming" things through congress was not an issue until now, and why "unconstitutional" was not an issue when Republicans were in charge. You rail about government but try so hard to control it, and then screw it up everytime you are in there. You yell about government control and then give the government unprecedented powers to look at the books we check out, go through our bags, tap our phones, and hack our computers. You are the first ones in line to get your unemployment check, the first ones to collect the government run medicare, and those of you from Texas don't mind at all when FEMA rushes in every time your governor declares a disaster (more than any other state).

I am sick of hearing you talk about the people rising up, the coming revolution, the need to take back your country, etc. Most of you are whiny little pukes who could not handle face to face conflict if your life depended on it. Go ahead, rise up - you will find that most of America likes this country and does not talk crap about it the way you do. You think there was a silent majority in the sixties? Take up arms against my country and you'll see that the right wing echo chamber is just filled with a bunch of fat old men and boys that live in their mommy's basements. Just try us....

Anonymous said...

Oh Hell........B.G.'s on the booze again........BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHERE DID YOU FIND THAT PICTURE OF A HE/SHE?

SEMPER FI

Anonymous said...

What are "pheasant-people"? Is there an open season on them and if so is it the same bag limit as regular pheasant season?

Anonymous said...

Interesting read for any conservative. From David Frum, former economic speech writer for GW Bush.
www.frumforum.com/waterloo

Brewcrew said...

On a lighter note, you would think as much money as Britney has she could pay for fake boobs that point in the right/same direction.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, the woman with the seven kids statement you made says you believe in abortion, we were saying she needs to get a job and stop having unsafe sex. Duh.

Anonymous said...

Today's random pic looks kinda like a younger Nancy Pelosi.

wordkyle said...

1157 - Proving that Conservatives can have differing opinions on different matters. Any Democrats against the health care bill?

1155 - How amusing that you insist others "use their brains" on the health care legislation. Doing that would mean we can't ignore the deception of taking $500 billion from Medicare, spending it elsewhere, and claiming Medicare was not cut. It would mean seeing the Democrats claim their legislation "cuts the deficit" by collecting revenue for ten years and only listing six years of expenditures. It would mean ignoring history, which proves without exception that government programs always cost more than first estimates and that price controls always lead to rationing. It appears that Democrats want as few people using their brains as possible. It also appears that the Democrat base fulfills that wish.

mzchief said...

To Barry...
Today's Random Thoughts girl? is one of The Blog's most unappealing pictures, EVER.

You have not been paying attention, for the past 14 months, if you believe the republicans are just now hissing and spitting about ObamaCare.

Did you REALLY pay attention to random people who yelled at you about ObamaCare? If so, what is wrong with you?..*;)

Britney's girls are a tad wall-eyed and one of them has a droopy eye. What is with your, unnatural, attraction to Brit-Brit?

WOW! Blacks in N.J. are protected, by law, from being offended by stupid people. That is, without a doubt, government run amuck.

Anonymous said...

pretty funny reading all these comments about the us constitution - when that horse left the barn many, many years ago. that it is best to be as apathetic as possible. i dont give a sh*t about any healthcare bill, any damn war, bailout, or any other gd thing they throw out, because in the end, they are going to do what they want and we have nothing to say or do about it. just channel all your frustration over our failed system of government into something constructive like making and saving money, charitable work and caring for your family.

Anonymous said...

I just got back into town. Is it true we elected a black muslim guy with the name Borock Hussein Osama?

What happened,did we run out of white American guys or somethin?

Anonymous said...

1:18 I think you're right. I'd like to think I'm a low middle class conservative. Did I ever benifit from Bush tax cuts? No. Will this healthcare legislation mean anything in the long run? As long as I can keep toiling away the same as the last 20yrs, probably not. When I was a young Marine war meant something. People have to be there to understand it entirely. Bailouts? never got one. Make and save money, care for your family and charity. DITTO

Anonymous said...

1241
"1157 - Proving that Conservatives can have differing opinions on different matters. Any Democrats against the health care bill?"

Are you really this stupid? Did you miss the news where 34 Democrats voted AGAINST the Senate bill? Did Beck or Limbaugh not cover this for you? There are other places to get your news, you know.

By the way, in their clamor to tell how this goes against "the will of the people," some on the other side talk about how many were against the bill. When I was polled, I too said I was against it. You know why? Because it doesn't go far enough - I was for some form of the public option. That said, I support this bill over the do-nothing know-nothing republican non-alternative. CNN's latest poll said 59 percent opposed the bill while 39 percent favored it - the inconvenient truth for you is that included in that 59 percent are the 13 percent like me who said it does not go far enough. If you add those in to those who support it (presuming they, like me, support something rather than nothing), a majority (52 percent) approve. Not quite the overwhelming opposition you wingnuts claim, is it?

My bottom line, I did not fight for this country so people like you could run it down when things don't go your way. Suck it up, like I did when I was lugging a 240 Bravo around the desert while you were hanging out in your subdivision listening to Limbaugh and thinking of stupid nicknames for us liberals.

wordkyle said...

408 - Thanks for your opinions. Some Democrats did indeed vote against the legislation. I'm so used to the Democrat lockstep and listening to the media clamor of "Republican opposition" (note: not "bipartisan opposition") that I missed those few.

You showed three things with your post - 1) In true Democrat fashion, when numbers don't go your way, you manipulate them until they do; 2) You don't pay attention. I've never "run down" the country; 3) Your subscription to Soldier of Fortune finally paid off.

Anonymous said...

The reason the Republicans didn't give you anything in the way of healthcare is because.....YOU DON'T HAVE A RIGHT TO HEALTHCARE YOU DEADBEAT....PAY FOR YOUR OWN DAMN DOCTOR LOSER.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what numbers don't go my way - you can check out the poll and read the same numbers - no manipulation there. You probably also won't like the poll USA Today has out that shows HCR approval 49-40. You'll dismiss that poll because when polls don't go your way, they don't matter, but when they do, it's the "will of the people."

Put the mirror away, I'm not just talking to you, much as you might want the center of attention on you - I am speaking to those of your ilk who have done nothing but run down Obama and our government since he got in - the same people who cried treason when people criticized the Bush admin. If that's not you, feel good about yourself for the first time today.

Finally, Soldier of Fortune is not my style, they shipped it by the crate to Iraq, but it was generally laughed at as the fantasies of wannabes and armchair warriors. The last thing most guys wanted was to read about war fantasies when we got downtime. I'm much more partial to Rolling Stone and Relix, although I do also read Human Events from time to time. I also enjoy a good book, I'm currently reading The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose.

Here's the three things you showed with your post -
1) You made a mistake in which the whole point of your previous point was undercut, but you were unable to admit it, choosing instead to deflect, in true Republican fashion. 2) You wish I was talking about you because you, like most keyboard commandos, get off on the attention of an internet conflict, even though you would never be seen anywhere near a real conflict. 3) You wouldn't know a MRAP from a MRE.

I'm done with you- besides, you better get to Fox and let them tell you what to write tomorrow....

Anonymous said...

Bravo, 6:18. Nice to see someone opine with reason and calm resolve rather than hysterics and heresay. Good job.

wordkyle said...

618 - I'll let the readers go back and look at our respective posts and make up their own minds. From the way you casually toss around your military experience -- (hey, this is the internet, so you can make up whatever you want, right?) -- I'd say that SoF was right up your alley.

850 - That "heresay" can be darn treacherous, can't it?

Anonymous said...

9:23, ok (sp) typo. You happy? Maybe if the "a" was left out entirely you'd feel more comfortable with the word.

Anonymous said...

"You probably heard about some prankster in a Walmart in New Jersey who grabbed the PA mic and told "all black people" to "leave the building." But did you know they tracked him down an arrested him. Arrested? For what?"

My guess would be for offending Obama.

RPM said...

LOL, Word got served...twice!

Nice job 4:08/6:18.

Anonymous said...

democrats those who are destroying the constitution and killing america as we know it. as far as the comment about what group doesnt carry car insurance well it is tied into the health care reform as it is the hispanics on of the groups that will benefit from this osamacare. if you do not carry uninsured under insured coverage on your auto policy then you need to because if hit by a wetback with no insurance or license you may not get a dime without ui/um coverage.

and on a funny note can anyone tell me what the difference between a democrat laying dead in the road and a lawyer laying dead in the road is there are skid marks from the braking seen before the lawyer

Anonymous said...

"Kids, where was all that outrage beforehand? It's too late now"
Answer: We didn't have an OPPORTUNITY to oppose it. Remember the campaign promises about a 'clear and open' conversation? HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!