4.08.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • There was an awful crash in Joshua a couple of days ago that killed a 17 year old girl. Now cops say it was suicide. I guess they know that.
  • This would drive me crazy as a coach: Five undergraduate basketball players at Kentucky have decided to enter the NBA draft. (And that's not good for NCAA basketball.)
  • Creepiest thing about the trial of the guy killing his baby and throwing it in Lake Lewisville: The body is still in Lake Lewisville.
  • And in that case the cops secretly recorded their interview of him. Is that legal? Yep.
  • I bought four college T-shirts: (1) Florida State - because it looked cool, (2) North Carolina - good color (3) Nevada - because it also says "Wolf Pack" and the thought of "one man wolf pack" made me laugh, and (4) Barry University - which actually exists but the color is red so I'll keep that one for "in house" wear.
  • I stumbled upon the live broadcast of UT's Spring Football Game this weekend (ugh) and saw Colt McCoy's little brother playing. That's the same kid that played against Bridgeport last Fall --- yep, he started school at the Empire this Spring.
  • Saginaw cheerleaders did what???!!!!
  • Starting a lawn mower for the first time since separating your shoulder is a little tense. Think about it. (And I don't how you can start one left handed if you have to hold down the safety bar on the push handle.)
  • There was basically a revolution in Kyrgyzstan yesterday. Never heard of it? Me neither. (But it's bordered by Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan if that helps you out.) But did you know that the U.S. maintains an air base there and pays Kyrgyzstan $60 million a year for that privilege?
  • I finished my book on the Bataan Death March. The "greatest generation" indeed.
  • Of every person in the world that played on Yahoo in the March Madness Pick 'Em tourney, here is the bracket of the winner.
  • Turned into Sean Hannity last night and he had a massive live audience in Minnesota as he hawked his new book. Question: Did you have to be white to attend?

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

They assume the girl in Joshua killed herself because she left a suicide note. Plus at least one of her friends has attested that she was in a bad place emotionally, although I never heard her use the word "suicidal".

Anonymous said...

Heard about the Joshua tragedies from friends who live there. Understand that the scene of the wreck was just awful for those who worked the accident. Has really rocked that town. Once again, bullying (in one situation) and then a 17 year old with more responsibility and pressure than I can imagine (for someone that age). Prayers to the families.

Anonymous said...

So does the EMS ISD cheerleader constitution say "if you put urine in a drink....punishment is...."?
I know the principal at that school---I would bet money he wanted more punishment, but central office wouldn't back him! That's how that ISD operates! I know! Worked there and got out------quickly!
I bet at least one of the girls is a senior, and related to the right person! If she's at alternative school or expelled, no participating in graduation for her. Read between the lines!

Anonymous said...

no you did not have to be white to attend, but since there were no freebies or welfare being handed out..well niggers just won't show up to see Hannity.

Anonymous said...

Ref. Sean Hannity: You don't have to be white, but might help you comprehend more(see dwi trial ref. below).


Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

It is sad that this girl wanted to kill herself, but she should not have involved this delivery truck driver in it. Now, this driver will have to live with this for the rest of his life.

Prayers to both her family and to the truck driver.

Anonymous said...

to me that is the best girl you have posted in awhile.

they should have not allowed them to cheer again.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes. I'll have one of those on the rocks!

Anonymous said...

Anybody who buys college apparel and didn't actually attend the school is beyond lame.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the link. i ordered the book.

Anonymous said...

How hard is it to figure out? Minnesota...the Great "White" North...Vikings players and the Artist Currently Known as Prince are about all you got up there

You've never heard of Kyrgyzstan! Where are you from? Got-your-head-in-the-sandistan?

8:53 -
Why would the truck driver have anything to feel bad about? He wasn't responsible for the accident. In fact, any feelings he might have should be anger at the girl, because she had no regard for his life while in the process of killing herself

Anonymous said...

9:14 - If the only people "allowed" to wear the collegate shirts are those that actually atended the college, then I suppose they should not be selling that stuff in stores all across America! Maybe Obama will pass a law that says the purchase of collegate wear must be restricted and may only be purchased in each campus store! That way, only the school can profit from the selling of it's name - rather than Walmart or Sports Authority.

Truthfully, I think you are the lame one. When I see someone wearing a college t-shirt, I don't think for a second that they actually went to school there. I just think they must like it or they wouldn't be wearing it.

For the record....you'll never catch me sporting a UT shirt or hat.

mzchief said...

* I have four college t-shirts but one is a polo.
1. Harvard I always get a giggle at how the motto within the crest looks like a smiley face.
2. HLS
3. University Oklahoma It makes my Mr. happy.
4. University of Bridgeport I love the irony. I cannot believe I have not see anyone else, in Wise County, with one.

* I think the only requirement to be part of a Hannity crowd is to dislike Obama and the Democrats. Since 98% of black voters voted for the 1/2 black guy for POTUS, it is not a stretch to understand that most of Hannity's crowd will be white.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 9:14...
Soooooo, does that mean anyone who has NOT played on an NFL, NBA and/or NHL team is lame for supporting their favourite team and purchasing/wearing a team t-shirt?

FYI...Not all people who attend a university/college graduate. A diploma is what distinguishes someone who graduated from a university/collage, not a t-shirt.

Jack Daniels said...

You turned into Sean Hannity last night? That’s odd.

(Maybe you meant tuned in to Sean Hannity)

Anonymous said...

The young lady killed in Joshua left a suicide note at a local fast food restaurant approximately 20 minutes before the head-on collision on CR 917.

Anonymous said...

Very Nice Rocks...

Anonymous said...

People who gripe about "tshirt fans" probably went to a college who no one wants to buy shirts for.

Anonymous said...

Barry, unless you make racist statements to generate controversy on your blog, YOU are the most racist person I know.

Anonymous said...

why do blacks hate conservatives?

Anonymous said...

i mite drank her urene!

Anonymous said...

I proudly own 3 collegiate T-shirts myself of schools I didn't attend:

Morehead State
Ball State
UC Santa Cruz

Anonymous said...

You are looking at the Kentucky situation all wrong. Its a FABULOUS recruiting tool to use with the incoming high school players.

"Look, kid, you come to UK, play for one year, then go to the NBA and make millions! We had 5 guys do it last year."

I guarantee you Kentucky will be loaded again next season.

Double Fake John Calipari

Anonymous said...

9:22 I agree with you. The truck driver has nothing to feel bad about. the girl acted selfishly. Suicide is selfish on many levels.

Anonymous said...

Lord of the Flies was originally written with cheerleaders in mind, but the author had to dial it back because it was too violent.

Cheerleaders and cockroaches: the only two living things left after the nuclear holocaust.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Keep listing to Hannity and others on FOX news. You'll see and HEAR the light some day!!!!

Doc Feelgood said...

Unless the Hannity event was an over-sellout, I'm sure they sold a ticket to anyone and everyone that made the effort to attend. I would imagine that Hannity would very much like to have more interest shown in what he is selling by other ethnic groups. Your question betrays the racism you harbor, and no one else's.

Denney Crane said...

A revolution in Kyrgyzstan?!?!?

How could Bush let this happen!

Anonymous said...

Who would win a battle between a cheerleader mother and a Tyrannosaurus Rex?

Answer: Do you see any T-Rex walking around today? Well, there you go.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Mother Juggs is a 10++

Anonymous said...

Want another book about the current great generation of financial experts? Try "The Big Short" by Lewis. Man, what an expose of the numbskulls running big Wall Street firms and their greedy bond brokers. BTW while their customers lost a trillion dollars, the brokers still went away with their zillion dollar bonuses - even as they were fired.

Anonymous said...

Sooo that's what a beached whale looks like.