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4.23.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The Cowboys drafted WR Dez Bryant last night. Hey, that guy's not smart enough to remember to run a 15 yard out. I don't have a good feeling about this. At all.
  • I've been looking everywhere for a 13 year old document, and I finally found it in the back of my closet last night. I had put it in a secret hiding place so I'd always have it. It was so secret that I almost lost it.
  • I also found a bunch of girlfriend letters from the 1980s. Oddly, I wasn't that interesting in reading them. That's kinda sad.
  • In this day and time of "get tough on DWI" is 30 days work release (show up on weekends and work from 9 to 5 and get 3 days for 1 credit), tough enough for a DWI-Second?
  • Determing the minimum allowable age of your mate: Take the oldest person's age, divide by 2, and add 7. Whew.
  • A wave of bombings in Iraq this morning -- at least 61 dead. Dubya's legacy continues.
  • Anyone remember the huge record store in Fort Worth in the 1970s called "Peaches"?
  • Fox and Friends this morning (you have to watch that silliness some day) was basically a full time commercial for Huddle House. (I think Decatur had one but it went belly up in about a year.)
  • And Tim Tebow went on the 25th pick to the Denver Broncos? Reeeeaaaaaccccchhhh.
  • Lots of emergency sirens in Decatur this morning at 8:13 a.m.
  • Yesterday I went down to the DPS office to replace my license that was lost/stolen five months ago. A surprisingly smooth experience.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why would Jones draft a TO wannabe?

Anonymous said...

Barry, I did'nt read a single word of your thoughts this morning. Just can't stop looking at the pic?

Anonymous said...

So are you not going to mention the huge showing from the Sooners last night? 3 out of the top 4 draft picks. Only one other time has that been done. Trivia: Do you know by whom and when? Congrats to the recruiting staff at Oklahoma. B O O M E R!!!!

Anonymous said...

For a liberal, you sure talk about what is on Fox News a lot. Are you sure you aren't a closet conservative?

Anonymous said...

Tebow will be a big flop in the NFL. He was over-rated in College.

Anonymous said...

Dubya's Legacy? I bet if things were going well you would have said Obama's Legacy!

Anonymous said...

Once a week you should post one of those letters!

Anonymous said...

are you kidding me....he was listed as the best wideout in the draft...a lot better than a drafting LB Carpenter in the 1st a couple of years ago.

Anonymous said...

Too bad Bob Stoops can't win games with that talent. He has become Mack Brown's bitch the past five years.

Anonymous said...

You need to give Obama credit for what is his. I voted for him because he promised that he would pull out of Iraq. He broke his promise. Now it is his war.

Anonymous said...

Why do feel like it's ok to slam a kid just because he's an athlete? I'm sure he's smarter than plenty of lawyers! Ease up there people, they are just kids. Remember how dumb most of you were at that age?

wordkyle said...

You do realize, don't you, that you just gave away the location of your "secret hiding place" to the couple of dozen people who read this blog? The upside is that now burglars won't have to tear up your whole house looking for valuables.

Regarding "Dubya's legacy" - From the New York Times: "[Saddam Hussein] murdered as many as a million of his people, many with poison gas. He tortured, maimed and imprisoned countless more." Removing Saddam Hussein from power looks pretty good as a legacy.

Anonymous said...

Quit blamming Bush for everything. Last time I checked, Obama has been making the decisions on the war for 15 months. I am tired of Obama blaming Bush for everything.

His policies are going to leave this country is a much much worse position than it was when he was elected. And that has nothing to do with Bush.

Anonymous said...

Did anybody notice Jarhead's blog is trademarked? What a pompous arse he must be, and I'm glad not to have to read his crap anymore on the Bearster's Blog!

Anonymous said...

Did I miss it? Has Colt been drafted yet? Just proves teams that make it to the big games dont always have the best players.

Anonymous said...

What do a wave of bombings have to do with Dubya's legacy? These folks were killing each other for many years prior to our invasion; sectarian violence is definately nothing new to Iraq. The only difference now is that we seem to care about it because of the obvious political implications.

Your ignorance on this astounds me; I know that the current state of political culture is to vilify those who have different beliefs...Obama has done a masterful job at this, but for an educated person to buy into this type of tactic is beyond me. I am not saying that conservatives do not do the same thing, but an educated, insightful person should be able to transcend all the BS from both sides to see what the real truth is.

Anonymous said...

The Iraq / Iranian Arabs have been bombing each other for years.... they have no reguard for their life or human life in general. Clinton, Bush, Obama have nothing to do with that mindset.

Dez Bryant is a playmaker.... you don't pass on that opportunity. He's the next #88 Hooah!

Anonymous said...

wordkyle: when did it become America's responsibility to remove nasty dictators? There are a bunch of them in control now and in the past that we seem to have missed (and in fact, have actually supported).

Denney Crane said...

So please tell me who will inherit the legacy of Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Is that Bush as well?

The Bubba Lawyer said...

I'm surprised ESPN didn't ask you to participate in the commentary since you know the talent so well.

Maybe they thought you couldn't be there because you were reading letters from your girlfriends from the 80's.

Does anyone else think this is weird?

Anonymous said...

"...and I'm glad not to have to read his crap anymore on the Bearster's Blog!"

Since when was anybody forced to read a blog, or the parts you don't like (especially if you know who the author of the comment is prior to reading it)?
And I really hope you didn't mean "Barrister", or is that a play on the Baylor Bears?


Why am I not surprised that your secret hiding place is the back of your closet? Real original! (eyeroll)

Anonymous said...

Barry:
I'm at your house digging through the back of your closet right now and I can't for the life of me find your secret hiding place. Could you be more specific?

-Fake Barry Green

Sent from my iPhone

wordkyle said...

953 - Sometimes in pursuit of one goal, another fortuitous result occurs as a byproduct. Whether it was America's responsibility or not, thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, of Iraqis are alive today who would not be if Saddam Hussein were still in power. Our host cited 61 Iraqi deaths yesterday as Bush's legacy. I say the numbers tell a different story.

Anonymous said...

Obama made the promise to pull out of Iraq and has not kept his promise. This is documented, including the deadlines he promised, on youtube. Why is the news media not bringing up his broken promises? Now the nigger is about to tax all of us in a national sales tax to pay for the debt he has created. Take a look at his promises on taxes! Did he not say no tax increase for people making under $200K?

Anonymous said...

Bearster, Barrister, BooBear, who da Bear, u da bear, UnBearable, Big Bear, Lil Bear, Yogi Bear....

Anonymous said...

10;14 Please tell me that your a girl. There's no way a man would (eye roll), and why don't you go stick your nose up the Jars Jewels?

Anonymous said...

10:43 Though I detest the "n" word you felt you needed to put in your entry, I agree with you that it's truly ironic that the liberal media jumps on each and every word from Palin's mouth, picking her to pieces, when they fail to even mention one of the primary issues Obammy ran for...that of ending the war and pulling the troops. That was actually the ONLY thing I liked about him, and surprise, surprise, he's failed to accomplish that promise as well as many others. Why isn't anyone talking about that and running clips of his promises vs his failure to perform????

Anonymous said...

Did you let Wayland Long pick this girl pic?

Sure looks like it compared to the ones you Pic?

Anonymous said...

10:56 -

I can tell you why. They are all in the pockets of the Obama administration. Take NBC and all of their stations, for example. They are owned by GE, which stands to make billions from the healthcare and environmental issues. They stand to sell so much more medical equipment and windmills.

You think that they would do anything to harm their golden goose?

Anonymous said...

8:22...cause Jones is an idiot?

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:17: 3 of the 4 first rounders from OU missed either all or most of this past season. I'd say Stoops' team did pretty well considering they were without their best players. Know of what you speak before you speak.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle - You always seem to say exactly the same things I'm thinking.

Anonymous said...

From what I have read Obama is pulling down troops in Iraq as promised as planned by the generals.

Of course if he pulled them faster, you Republiks would be screaming he is "cutting and running."

Bottom line you make up the facts to suit yourself.

I voted for the man, would again, but I am disappointed in his Afgan strategy..........tho still looking for Osama is a plausible rationale for still being there.

And I applaud him in taking on Wall St. The Coal industry, Wall St are the poster boys for needed regulation.......

And anyone believes we went to war in Iraq to rid the world of dictators is seriously impaired. Now why don't the deficit hawks talk about all those dictators we support with out tax dollars.

Things aren't quite a simple as black and white these days, Tea Party not withstanding.

Anonymous said...

Barry can't publish his old girlfriend's letters. The crayon is smeared too badly.

Anonymous said...

I guess "Big game Bob" is now "Weak Excuse Bob" now.

Why can't he recruit depth anymore?

Oh yeah, Texas kids no longer want to cross the border to play for a guy who consistently loses in big games.

I bet Bomar could use a hug right now.

Anonymous said...

1:49, you apparently do not remember what Obama promised about pulling out of Iraq. He talked about it during the debates with Mrs. Clinton. Check it out and listen to his words.

Anonymous said...

"Oh yeah, Texas kids no longer want to cross the border to play for a guy who consistently loses in big games"

Interesting you said that. Over half of OU's 2010 signees are from high schools in Texas. I guess maybe some do still want to cross the border.

Anonymous said...

OU is not getting the cream of the Texas crop anymore. Texas wasn't even considering most of the kids OU signed.

And of course I'm sure you are well aware Texas signed the top prospect from the state of Oklahoma last year. Looks like Bob can't even keep them down on the farm anymore.

wordkyle said...

149 - I agree with your point that America did not go into Iraq solely to get rid of Saddam Hussein. Nor did America go into Iraq solely for oil, as many on the Left think.

Contrary to your opinion, though, I don't believe Obama is "taking on" Wall Street, at least not the way you mean. He is merely weeding out competitors to benefit his friends. Goldman Sachs gave Obama a million dollars for his campaign. The CEO of Goldman has visited the White House four times since Obama became President. Obama's former legal counsel Greg Craig is a member of the Goldman defense team. Former Goldman execs populate many positions throughout the Obama administration. Goldman Sachs received billions of dollars during the bailout frenzy, and stands to receive billions more from Democrat Senator Chris Dodd's proposed legislation to "regulate" the financial industry.

The current SEC charges against Goldman are conveniently timed to coincide with the Democrat legislation to take contol of the financial industry. (Of course Obama denies any collusion between the SEC and the Whie House.) Goldman is happy to take a slap on the wrist if they can help get Dodd's legislation passed.

If anything, the Obama administration is "taking on" Wall Street the way a business owner "takes on" partners.

Old Boy said...

Anyone remember the huge record store in Fort Worth in the 1970s called "Peaches"?

I bought albums at the Peaches on Camp Bowie Blvd and I liked their wooden crates for storing albums. Peaches was across Camp Bowie from the now demolished Cox's Department Store.

That Peaches later became a Sound Warehouse.

Go Spurs!

Anonymous said...

All of you slamming Obama for "not fulfilling his promises" please note that he has to operate within the parameters of the Congress and even the military. He can promote policy but the law is written by the Congress "controlled" by the Democrats but having to deal with the "just say NO" Republicans. Please acknowledge that we are removing our military from Iraq while increasing their presence in Afghanistan - where they should have been in the first place. Also note that many Al Qaida leaders have been killed and several terrorist plots foiled during this administration. You might say that - to date - Obama has kept our country safe (unlike the previous president).

wordkyle said...

1025 - A few thoughts which might have escaped you:
1) The Democrats had a filibuster-proof majority in Congress. They controlled the agenda and the votes. Republicans can not be blamed for anything Democrats failed to do.
2) There has been no daily body count since Obama took office. More Americans were killed in Afghanistan in 2009 than any two previous years of the war. Great PR the war in Afghanistan has under Obama, isn't it?
3) Please document your claim that Obama has kept our country safer than Bush did. You might research military and strategic advances made by the Russians and Chinese since Obama took office. Obama and the Democrat Congress also poured gasoline on the federal government's bonfire of debt. Obama has abandoned allies and emboldened enemies. Given all this, I'm not quite sure about your definition of "safer."