4.29.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Looks like a bad wreck on 380 near Decatur this morning. Messenger posted a pic here.
  • There's a radio commercial promoting a little device that will prevent the theft of pickup truck tailgates. Is that really a problem?
  • I never had a problem with George W. flying over, instead of visiting, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Judicial arrogance: A Houston federal judge puts a teenage girl in cuffs for failing to show up a second day for potential jury duty. But what was it that certainly caused his flowing robe outrage?: He didn't like her attitude on the phone. "Nobody hangs up on our peoople," he said. (Source, with an opposing view.)
  • Saw in print somewhere in regards to Texas contemplating legislation like Arizona's immigration law: "You didn't think we'd let Arizona out-stupid us, did you?"
  • A leaking oil well one mile under the ocean seems like a tricky thing to plug.
  • I've started reading The Big Short by Michael Lewis (who wrote Liar's Poker which I've never read.) How I ever got interested in the mortgage crisis and credit default swaps is beyond me. (I read House of Cards last year about the collapse of Bear, Stearns.)
  • It seems like there are more fundraisers than usual these days.
  • Did you see the video of the Fort Worth spot smoking cop last night? That guy was HUGE.
  • Sixteen people were murdered in Juarez yesterday.
  • I hear the "Why do you watch Fox News if you hate it" all the time. Why would I want to shield myself from views I might not agree with?

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sixteen people murdered in Juarez yesterday! And why is Arizona so stupid?

Danny Boy said...

I once had an illegal mexican ram a truck through the side of my house and he tried to run away on foot with the truck still running. Thankfully no one was home. He was driving a truck with no insurance that belonged to a fellow illegal mexican. The assistant DA for Denton County told me it they would not deport him because they didn't want to spend the money. The guy sat in County for 30 days because that is all they could do. Is that how it is supposed to be, we just don't care if someone is illegal, not following OUR laws? If that was a legal citizen they would be fined, probation, license suspension, insurance claim, and so forth.

There are laws now that allow the government to deport someone here illegaly, they just refuse to do it. So Arizona is not doing anything different than saying they will actually enforce the law.

Anonymous said...

i dont see the problem with Arizona's immigration law. Texas needs it! everyone wants to bitch about them getting free medical care and whatever else but then everyone bitches b/c we wanna pass a law to ship them back to mexico. i dont get it.

Anonymous said...

Re: "You didn't think we'd let Arizona out-stupid us, did you?"

We, the ignorant masses, do not have to submit to your rule just because all you Democrats are intellectually superior (or think you are). We will pass and enforce what laws we can get enough votes to pass. And we know you will try to out maneuver majority rule with your liberal courts.

Anonymous said...

Tailgates are the single most stolen item off of vehicles. They are easily damaged, dented, roughed up etc, and you can take one off in a matter of seconds...

Anonymous said...

Anybody have any updated info on that bad wreck this morning? Messenger said East of sheriff's dept. My neighborhood's entrance is just East of there. Looks bad :(

Anonymous said...

I hope the law passes in Texas! Come on people! Wake up! We've already got hte drug cartels coming across the border. How long until theymake it this far north! Hell, they are probably already here!

Anonymous said...

When did Dallas hire Randy Jackson as police chief?

mzchief said...

To Barry...
Since you do not agree with states enacting laws to grant them the authority, to do the job that is the responsibility of the federal government, to curb/prevent/punish or even identify foreign nationals/aliens or more correctly ILLEGAL ALIENS who violate U.S. immigration laws, what do you suggest is the solution?

MILLIONS of American troops for CENTURIES have been maimed and killed in the process of procuring/maintaining freedom and liberty for AMERICANS, why are sooooo many people sooooo eager to grant the privileges and rights of Americans to people who have so little respect for the US that they violate immigration laws and then do not bother to even learn English or attempt to adopt the culture/customs of the US all the while enjoying the same benefits as US citizens?

The US desperately needs a VIABLE guest worker's program that does not include amnesty. To pretend the US does not benefit from the workforce and economy provided by illegal aliens is, at best, short-sighted but moreover, STUPID. It is more than just a dereliction of their sworn oath it is reckless of our legislatures to maintain the ill-conceived solution of Amnesty or Nothing with regard to the ever growing threat to the sovereignty of the US presented by illegal aliens.

Personally, I applaud EVERY state that enacts laws in an attempt to protect the sovereignty of the US and enforce US immigration laws.

mzchief said...

A few months ago I read Too Big To Save? by Robert Pozen. Pozen provides and excellent explanation to the causation of the collapse of the US financial system but also explains what needs to be done to prevent or at the very least lessen the likelihood of another financial meltdown.

Anonymous said...

My thought on the whole illegal alien mess. I see the problems on BOTH sides of the issue, and there HAS been a lot of hypocrisy on the part of big business types and their friendly representatives (many of whom are on the "crack down on 'em" bandwagon). The old "we have met the enemy and they are us" truism! However--the Feds need to realize that the BIG picture is this--the reason they're increasingly having to "stamp out" little city ordinances here, and state laws there, all on the issue of immigration and naturlization, is because WE THE PEOPLE (the original source of their very existence) are increasingly feeling this issue needs to be seriously looked at with an eye to revamping and rehauling the WHOLE situation--even to the point of possibly making some wording changes to the Constitution itself!! But THAT would require using a fine-toothed comb approach, and not a "sound bite" attitude, and I really wonder if our nation is even CAPABLE of that anymore. Our modern media and our love for them (remember, WE are the problem, too), always causes STYLE to be emphasized over SUBSTANCE in every debate and discussion nowadays. We are doomed.

By the way, have you noticed the number of people who have expressed themselves in a reasoned, thoughtful manner on national issues in this blog, and have ended their comments lately with the statement--"We are doomed"? Do you find that disturbing? I do.

Anonymous said...

MZCHIEF - SERIOUSLY, WTF IS UP WITH THE BOLD AND CAPS? IT'S ANNOYING, AND DOESN'T MAKE YOU APPEAR TO BE SMARTER OR GET YOUR LONG-ASS POINT ACROSS ANY BETTER.

Anonymous said...

"Outstupid us" Funny...I don't understand how liberals think. The only people they hate more than themselves are conservative middle aged white people. They have reached such a level of intellectual superiority. So much so, that it is dificult for them to be their own advocate.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 9:34...
If a random stranger, on the Interweb, using BOLD FONT and random CAPS annoys you, clearly, YOU have ISSUES.

Trust me, I am NOT going to change ME BEING ME just because YOU have an issue with ME BEING ME. Since you dislike the manner/style in which I post comments on The Blog, IGNORE my comments.

CHEERS!

Anonymous said...

To me it is obvious why a liberal doesn't want the federal government, much less the states, to enforce immigration laws. Every illegal that is in this country is a potential vote dropper...each child they drop will become a citizen and every one of those will undoubtedly vote for liberals to ensure the stream of free handouts. This is all about demographics and the liberals know the more Mexicans in Texas and other southern states, eventually the demographics will take over ensuring future victories.

I have a great respect for the Mexican culture, and Mexican people in general but this is more about politcal lines being drawn in the sand. I have to stand on the side that protects my interests and if illegals are deported or rights infringed upon then I say so be it.

Anonymous said...

Found the following article. You should read it and find out just how we would be treated in Mexico if we were illegal. Funny how we are supposed to treat them so good, but they wouldn't treat us the same way!

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/04/28/how_mexico_treats_illegal_aliens_105345.html

Anonymous said...

Maybe all the illegal Immigrants can move into Barry's house. If they run out of room they can move into his parents house. Come on Barry....put your money where your mouth is and help these poor people out!

mzchief said...

RE: Random Thoughts Girl
Has anyone else noticed how lopsided she is topside? Her right breast is at LEAST a cup size larger than her left.

Anonymous said...

Many of our citizens in Texas are one of the main reasons we have illegals in Texas. They wanted them here for cheap labor and hard work. I have heard our citizens use the words "my mexicans" in regard to their labor force. They provided a place for them to live and then sent them back to Mexico for a short time and then return to start over. Still happening all over Wise County.

Anonymous said...

First of all, the disparity in the size of the objects in the random pic may be an optical illusion caused by the pattern on the cloth.
Secondly, if they really are different sizes...who cares?

It all looks like Vitamin D whole milk to me!

Triple Fake Louis Pasteur

wordkyle said...

An estimated 100,000 illegal immigrants have left Arizona in the past two years as it cracked down on illegal immigration, according to some reports. So say what you want about the law, it appears to be working. (Actually, the mere threat of the law is improving the situation.)

Anonymous said...

MZchief- a boob is a boob, lopsided or not. They still intrigue me.

Anonymous said...

mzchief if freakn 'GAY' !!!! lmao !!!!!

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:46...
*LOL*
Stop being a 'tard. Women's magazines; Town and Country, Vogue, Glamour, Bazar and the like are chock full of BEAUTIFUL women. Women have been programmed and granted permission by society to be able to view and appreciate BEAUTIFUL women for no other reason than their AESTHETICS. Unlike men, women are able to look at BEAUTIFUL women in a non-sexual manner.

Anonymous said...

Three great truths:
1. You don't sass Mama.
2. You don't argue with a deputy sheriff on a lonely country rode.
3. You always show deferential respect to a man/woman in flowing black robes sitting behind a law bench.

Will prevent quite a bit of headache if followed religiously.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

I'm with 10:23!


Another Older White Guy

Anonymous said...

I had my tailgate stolen while my truck was parked at Dawson State Jail, in broad daylight. It cost me nearly $400 to replace it with a used one. I did put on a simple sleeve device which prevents the tailgate from being removed unless you have the special tool.

Anonymous said...

I bet she got her boobs and her buck teeth the same way..ha ha ha..

Anonymous said...

Since I posted this once and it didn't make it???? I'll try again:
Illegal aliens are just that...illegal! They need to be deported asap. And once they get legalized, they need to have to learn the language or suffer with being unable to communicate. Why should we have to adapt to them when they're the outsiders???

Secondly: I agree with MZ. Not only is the random girl today lopsided, but her swim suit doesn't match!

Anonymous said...

Danny Boy - I think you might be confused about what the asst. DA told you. It doesn't cost the County any money to have someone deported - they just call INS and they come and get them. Happens all the time in other counties.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Sam L Jackson was a cop on Dallas PD.

Anonymous said...

12:13

'I had my tailgate stolen while my truck....'

So, what your saying is you actually paid someone to steal your tailgate, and then you paid $400 to replace it?

Sounds like Obamanomics.

Anonymous said...

My tailgate was stolen in Arlington.

Anonymous said...

You all make me laugh with your comments about how every state should follow what Az is doing,and how illegals are hurting the economy and so forth. But have ya'll ever stopped to think that maybe just maybe no matter what "bill" or "law" you make you cant stop us lol. No river,fence(which by the way was an epic fail,lmao)can stop us from coming here and doin the jobs that you say we are taking away from the AMERICANS when in fact you never had them because if you did we wouldnt be taking them. Funny how nobody else stepped up to do the low paying jobs but now all of sudden when the bottom falls out its all the mexicans fault and all the immigrants. just sit back and shut up and watch how MEXICANS do. We will continue to come over here take your jobs and while we are at it we will take your women... Learn to love it people,embrace it,but most of all shut the !@#!@# up!

Anonymous said...

So, 1:47 if Mexicans do things as well as you say they do, then why the need for MEXICANS to leave MEXICO?!!

Anonymous said...

all this is gettin me hungry for some messkin food..!

PACO said...

@ 2:53, WHY JUST STAY IN MEXICO WHEN WE CAN EXPAND NORTH AND SHOW YA'LL A THING OR TWO. DONT HATE US MY FRIEND WE ARE NOT THE ENEMY HERE LOL LIKE I SAID BEFORE EMBRACE IT!!

@ 3:32 YOU COULD COME OVER TO MY HOUSE AND EAT ALL THE MESSCIN FOOD YOU WANT BUT PEOPLE LIKE 2:53 WANT US TO GO "HOME".

WHO IN THE HELL DO YOU THINK COOKS YOUR FOOD WHEN YOU GO OUT TO EAT LOL WE DO TEH ILLEGAL MEXICANS.

Anonymous said...

9:22 -- PERFECTLY SAID !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mzchief
typical woman's viewpoint. I see the left as being SMALLER than the right.

Anonymous said...

Hey now, the report is that illegal immigration is DOWN about 1,000,000 annually since Obama's been in charge. The rate was down BEFORE this latest Az law. (Economics may have something to do with the reduction).

Anonymous said...

12:36 PM......What teeth?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

If you want to hire a Mexican (day laborer) go find you one standing outside of the Decatur Allsups by the ball park. Just be sure you have cash in your pocket to pay them at the end of the day - they don't want the paper trail!

Anonymous said...

PACO - 2:53 here - I have NO problem with Mexicans being here as long as they do it the proper way! And no I dont need "illegals" to cook my food, I get my Mexican food from someone who IS LEGAL!

By the way, you didnt answer my question!!