5.10.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • 287 was a mess this morning right outside of Rhome due to a wreck. Northbound cars were being routed on the service road all the way to the Saginaw cutoff. But they were hardly moving at all.
  • A female is expected to be nominated for the Supreme Court today who, if approved, would put three women on the Court for the first time in history. (From The Ticket this morning: "How will they ever get anything done?")
  • Fox 4 said this morning that since the nominee was Jewish, there would not be one Protestant on the Court (which I find hard to believe but am too lazy to look up.)
  • I swore I saw a yellow Lamborghini in Bridgeport on Friday.
  • Craziest story of the weekend: A Fort Worth middle school principal leaves her two little kids in a hotel and then gets arrested after being refused admission in a downtown Dallas club.
  • Crazier story: A guy is shot dead during a child custody exchange in Denton on Friday in front of his kids. And the shooter is a retired federal law enforcement officer.
  • Iron Man 2 pulled in $133 million this weekend. I'll continue to proclaim that real movies aren't made any more.
  • Got all dressed for Mother's Day yesterday, got in my car, turned the key and ..... nothing. It then mysteriously started about five minutes later. I've got to get rid of that thing.
  • I saw a 17 year old ordered to pay child support in Jack County on Friday. Not the best way to start off your adult life, hoss.
  • There was also an indicted handed down over there on the same day where the Defendant's name included "Superman."
  • Time Waste: Top 10 Wedding Dances on Youtube.
  • Edit: Just checked the Update. If you see a girl in handcuffs running around, you might want to call the Sheriff's office.

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the no-Protestant Supreme Court thing is right. I saw a list of the religious affiliations recently, and surprisingly, most are Catholic.
Of course they'll never get anything done! The gals will show up every day and discover they're all wearing the same outfits, and have to go home to change.

Anonymous said...

Horrible selection! The elietest east coast bias will only get worse if this Harvard dean is permitted to infiltrate the Supreme Court. Of course if you want a Supreme Court to call Socialist laws acceptable under the Constitution then this is the way to go, no question about it.
CEP

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice the name of that truck driver on 287 from the Update? Wish he'd get his drug problem under control...

Anonymous said...

One of the anesthesiologists at Wise Regional drives a yellow lamborgh.

Told you awhile back you need to buy a Toyota.

wordkyle said...

Interesting choice by Obama for a Supreme Court justice. Exactly how many cases has Elena Kagan presided over? Oh wait, I remember -- none. She has no experience whatsoever as a judge. Incredibly, Obama has nominated someone who is even less qualified for the job than he is for his.

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Anonymous said...

Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy, and Alito are Catholic; Breyer and Ginsburg are Jewish; Souter is Episcopalian.

mzchief said...

* I just do not understand the level of selfishness and self-absorption of divorced parents who are unwilling/incapable of behaving like civilized adults for the sake of their children.

* As for the Ticket's comment regarding women not getting anything done, who do you think is, predominantly, responsible for having raised, fed, kept clean and educated to adulthood, the majority of humans who have matriculated through the human genome? Who tended the home front and plowed fields while men were away at war? WOMEN Make note, the moment women were granted the right to EQUALLY compete for men for seats in medical and law school, their numbers, rapidly, grew to outnumber those of men. Perhaps, the dolts on the Ticket should have said, "Another woman on the SCOTUS, now they may be able to get more things done."

* I loved the graphics of Ironman and am looking forward to seeing, later this week, Ironman 2 with Hubby and Son mzchief.

* Stevens was the only Protestant on the SCOTUS. Never fear, the Christian religion is still formidably represented by Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito and Sotomayor who are Catholic. Breyer and Ginsburg are Jewish.

Source

mzchief said...

To wordkyle...
Obviously, Obama believes, for Elitist Liberals, on-the-job-training assures an A- level job performance. Remember, in January 2010, Obama gave himself an A- for his first year's accomplishments, yet he had achieved nothing but spending over a TRILLION dollars and raising the debt more in a year than Bush did in 4 years.

Anonymous said...

Mz - your second comment was priceless.

We can now all prepare for the religious right to give us the same old tired arguments. Oh horrors, another WOMAN on the court?

I almost threw up in visiting with a young Baptist woman recently who very properly quoted all the "correct" Scriptures about how women need to "get behind" the men - literally.

Brainwashing still exists for "control purposes only"......

...but not with all.

Anonymous said...

OR...if you find a girl in handcuffs, you might want to flesh out the old joke with the punchline "I guess this just aint yer day, missy!"

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle and Mzchief on Obama - My sentiments EXACTLY!!

Anonymous said...

We drove past the yellow lam. last week as it was being pulled over by DPS on 51. Couple of minutes later, it passed us and whipped into Wise Regional.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/01/us/politics/01kagan.html

"It has been almost 40 years since a nominee who had not been a judge was appointed to the Supreme Court; the last two were William H. Rehnquist and Lewis F. Powell Jr., both of whom joined the court in 1972."
Both appointed by Richard Nixon a (dare I say it....) REPUBLICAN.
If you can remember your history Rehnquist became Chief Justice in 1986 under another (dare I say it....)REPUBLICAN, Ronald Reagan.
So before you throw stones at someone not serving as a judge, look at the history of the SCOTUS. I think that Rehnquist did a good job as Chief Justice.

Anonymous said...

There Is An Owner Of A Yellow Lambo In Bport. He Owns MVP Motorsports Next To The Hospital. Good Guy! :)

Anonymous said...

In descending order Baptist is the least represented religious group in the Senate, other than Muslims.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if she will come out of the closet if she gets the appointment.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:23...
My Mr. said, just about, the same thing when he saw Kagan. He said, "If that's a woman you can bet she's in the closet."

Anonymous said...

Apparently, lack of experience is a prequisite to be appointed to anything by Obama?

Anonymous said...

Her only disqualification for being on the supreme court was her insistence that the Military not recruit at Harvard unless they agreed to break the law created by the Democrats and signed into law by Clinton that created "don't ask, don't tell." This was not a military policy it was a national policy and the military could not break the law yet she seemed to think they should. Not exactly Supreme Court caliber....but hey...it's an Obama nomination so she gets a pass.

Anonymous said...

I'm absolutely lovin' the right wing comments on Obama appointments! Compared to George W. Bush's unqualified cronie appointments, Obama's have been outstanding. As for the "lack of judicial experience" line, it is only a recent tendency to appoint sitting judges. Non-judges were quite common throughout most of American history (a subject that Conservatives seem to be amazingly weak in). Regardless of this woman's religion or sexual orientation, she has demonstrated the highest levels of competence in academic and government positions - with accolades from members of both parties.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 12:08...
Several things, that were not in the nation's best interest, "were quite common throughout most of American history" and were, thankfully, abandoned.

The only Supreme Court Justice, born in the 20th Century, to have been appointed to the SCOTUS without having prior experience as a judge, was William Rehnquist. Rehnquist was born in 1924 and appointed by Nixon in 1972.

Trust me, there is a VAST difference between someone who knows how to teach law and someone who knows how to practice/execute the law.

Would you rather have a neurosurgeon who taught, from a text book, the method of cutting into brains, cut into your brain or a neurosurgeon who has spent everyday, the past 10 years, cutting into people's brains, be the one cutting into your brain?

"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."
~H. L. Mencken

Anonymous said...

Irom Man 2 was terrrrible. It was nothing more than a 2 hour ad for Audis and at least 4 other movies that are either in the can or on the boards.

Want an alternative? Go see How to Train Your Dragon. It is really entertaining. It is sad when a movie full of cartoon characters is a lot more human than a movie full of humans trying to be cartoon characters.

DF Bob Wilonsky

wordkyle said...

- Never been a judge.
- Never written an opinion.
- Never ruled on a case.
Let's make her one of the top judges in the land! What a great idea!

Although qualifications (outside of age, citizenship, etc.) and experience are not required for a political office (see "Obama, Barack") they are generally considered the best way to find the best available person for a job. Some exceptions defy the odds, but that's not the smart way to bet.

1208 - Please cite the source for your opinion on Conservatives' grasp of history. Statistics? Personal experience? Wishful thinking?

wordkyle said...

Oh, and speaking of cronyism...

mzchief said...

Evidently, I am not the only person who thinks Kagan looks like Kevin James.

Kagan/James Look-alike Photo

some guy said...

Supreme nominee Elena Kagan looks like Kevin James. She could star in Paulette Blart: Female mall cop.

Anonymous said...

12:08....so you have no actual arguments in her favor..just attacks...so what of the "don't ask, don't tell" deal at Harvard...you think it is okay for a future supreme court justice to suggest that a part of the government violate federal law for political purposes? Or are you just going the ignore the debate in favor of attacking those who disagree with you?

Anonymous said...

"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."
~H. L. Mencken


And those who can't do either of these, sit around on Barry's blog all day! That would be Mzchief!

Anonymous said...

What a slap in the face to teachers. I CAN DO and I CAN TEACH. I taught English and I can use it better than you, Mz Chief. I at least know how to use capital letters effectively: the beginning of a sentence, a proper name, in titles, etc., but never randomly in sentences. If you are trying to prove a point, you should be adept enough with your wording to get it across and not have to shout it at us.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 3:37...
All you have to offer to the discussion is another lame personal attack directed at me! You do suck!

FYI...Some of us are good enough to be able to do what we do, via the Interweb. Imagine that, me making trainloads of dough and NEVER/RARELY having to leave home. Just one more reason to fuel your jealousy of me.

Oh, keep in mind, you are one of those who sit around on Barry's blog all day.
*LOL@U*

M-M said...

I'm seeing the question of "Lesbian?" in a lot of other sites, regarding the nomination.

Anonymous said...

Re the Random Monday Girl:

Did anyone notice the shoes? Those are some serious roach stomping shoes! Pointy, pointy, pointy.

My Other Brother Darryl

mzchief said...
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mzchief said...

To anonymous 3:56...
Here we go, another whiny Grammar Nazi. It is the INTERNET and capitalized bold font face is a way of expressing content. If you do not like my method of emphasis...tough sloth snot.

If you HONESTLY believe grammar/punctuation matters in comments, on a blog, you are TRULY an embarrassment to ALL teachers. Incidentally, for the most part, I think none too highly of most teachers. For the most part, they do teach because they can't, do. Most Texas public school teachers are required to work 185 days out of the year. During a good portion of that time they gritch about the administration and not being paid enough as well as gossip about their students and each other. I know, I spent nearly a decade substitute teaching for 4 teachers for whom I have respect. The fact you criticized my use of random capitalization and utilized random capitalization in your comment is just the tip of the mountains of reasons I have NO respect for your ilk.

If you are not the same jealous git at 3:37, the two of you should start the Petty Gritch Club.

wordkyle said...

mzchief -- Did you really say "tough sloth snot?"

Anonymous said...

3:56 - You used capital letters randomly in a sentence while bitching at Mzchief for using letters randomly in a sentence. If that's the best you can do you shouldn't be teaching.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tard!
I believe grammar and punctuation are important, even on a blog. You are truly the embarrassment. Do you read what you type before you hit the publish your comment button?
You have insulted teachers. That is what that person is trying to tell you.

mzchief said...

To wordkyle...
Yes, sir.
Try saying, out loud, "tough sloth snot."...*LOL*

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To anonymous 5:08...
Rarely do I ever proofread any of my comments. However, I meant EVERY word in my comments. As far as teachers go, I have little or no respect for the majority of public school teachers.

If grammar and punctuation, on a blog, are a priority for you, good for you. However, I could not give two shakes of a rat's arse less about grammar and punctuation, on a blog. Obviously, you and I have different priorities. Get over it.

Propagandist said...

Listen to this video of a California, public school teacher, encourage Mexicans, in the US, to rise up in revolution against the US.

I'm thinking MzChief is on to something about public school teachers.

Anonymous said...

My goodness, mzchief, you sure do know how to hurl the insults.

I've taught high school students for 30 years and I'm still going strong. I suppose I've taught well over 3000 kids. Had I taught you, I would have probably loved you - I always find a way to love my students, even the hard-to-love.

But DANG! Your online persona sure is unpleasant.

And that's all I have to say about that.

TEACHER said...

mzchief 4:16 - Here's a multiple choice question for you:

Those that feel that they need to tell complete strangers (or friends for that matter) about the "trainloads of dough" that they make are...
A)Insecure
B)Ill-mannered
C)Annoying
D)Pitiful
E)Lacking refinement
F)All of the above.

ANSWER KEY: F

Anonymous said...

I like Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court. If she is a closet lesbian, she will have an opinion on gay rights, when it comes up (and it eventually will)...... though she will be bound by the laws of the land.

My hope is that euthanisia for the terminally ill will be made lawful by the Supreme Court in the next few years. Why not (?)...... we allow under the law to lethally inject folks. Not a whole lot of difference to me.

Anonymous said...

I'm 3:37 again, and Mzchief, you have absolutely NO idea of what I do for a living nor do you know what kind of money I make becaue I don't feel the NEED to brag like you obviously do. I can tell you though, I do not sit around all day on this blog and bully other posters like YOU DO! You possibly have respect for 4 teachers whom you know. You, of all people, certainly cannot speak for all teachers and your reposting of that repulsive quote only shows how inept you are at socializing. Obviously, you can't socialize in real world settings, so you sit on this blog, doing whatever else it is you do, and you lay criticizm where you have no business laying it. YOU and your kind, (however, I can't recall being in any kind of contact with any one of your arrogance and annoyance) make me sick. You were probably that little snotty problem kid in the classrooms and teachers probably wouldn't wipe your little nose, so you now have some kind of aversion to teachers. THANK GOD you are out of the school building! I can figure the kids probably ran circles around you!

wordkyle said...

Questions for teachers in the audience --

-In general, over the last 20-30 years, do you think the overall quality of teachers has improved, has declined, or has remained the same? (This is not a trick question, btw.)
-What should teachers be teaching their students?
-Do colleges prepare teachers as well as they used to? Better?
-Does administration demand more from teachers, distracting from the basic mission? Does government?

I don't really have an overall opinion of "teachers." They're individuals, and I think of them that way. I've had several bad teachers, some good ones, and a very few great ones.

623 - If Obama's nominee consistently adheres to the Constitution, I'll applaud.

Anonymous said...

Barry's blog is always more fun when MzChief screws with the Tards.

Anonymous said...

Melinda!
Please consider applying for the supt job in Decatur

Anonymous said...

Um, is that all you got on that girl? She's handcuffed? Gosh that sounds like ALL the women who visit my bedroom, willingly or not.


Signed Double Fake Municipal Judge

mzchief said...

To anonymous 5:53...
You are correct, I would have been a student you liked. I was always the teacher's pet. I was the type of student who ALWAYS did their homework, NEVER chatted up my classmates during class, ALWAYS had the correct answer when called on, ALWAYS finished my assignment early and ALWAYS was willing to help the teacher grade papers or assist my classmates who struggled with their assignments. Yes! I am indeed, an overachiever. You are correct, I am exceptionally adept at hurling laser guided, cogent insults that not only make my point but are personalized in such a way they are all the more damaging. You might want to use your powers of deduction to notice, I RARELY ever hurl an insult prior to one being hurled at me and frequently ignore the petty insults hurled by people who disagree with my comments and lack the intelligence and communication skills to offer their opposing opinion. I do not enjoy playing the insult game however, being an overachiever, I will always excell at an endeavour in which I will be required to engage.

The fact I do not have respect for the majority of the people currently engaged in the teaching profession is not an insult, it is my opinion based on facts and personal experience.

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To anonymous 6:05...
Option, "C" is the most correct. A friend and I were on the phone while I composed the "trainloads of dough" comment and we both decided it was the one to most likely rankle the gritches on The Blog. Thank you for validating our decision. You really should pay closer attention to my alias and you would realize, "mzchief" is an adulteration of the word, "mischief." With that knowledge, even you, might gain insight to my reason for some of the content in my comments.

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To anonymous 6:55...
Like I have told you before, you need to keep your day job at the car wash, sucking farts out of the upholstery of cars because YOU SUCK at psychoanalysis.

Jealousy is a disease and you are one sick soul.

Anonymous said...

Mz Chief, thank you for leaving the classroom. We all appreciate that. Now maybe the students will have a better chance.

Haviang grammar when you write, whether on a resume, formal letter, note, blog, whatever, is an extension of yourself. We can't see you, so all we have to judge you on is your writing. It's like wearing clean clothes, having clean hair, hygiene, etc. We always try to put our best foot forward.
Since that's all I know about you, I think you are an idiot. You constantly feel the need to tell us how wonderful you are, but you can't write a grammatically correct paragraph. I am underwhelmed, to say the least.

Anonymous said...

Yes, 8:55, Mzchief is an idiot who is her best and only fan. It's unfortunate that we have to deal with her gloating over and over on here. She thinks people here are jealous of her! ROFL!!!

H A R D L Y

Propagandist said...

Another day another out of control teacher. You gotta see this video of a Houston teacher beat, kick and punch a 13 year old student. She's not satisfied with beating the kid so she slams his head on the floor, a couple of times.

Seems like MZchief is on to something.

Anonymous said...

9:41,
Every time you talk crap about MzChief, you make yourself look like a jealous idiot. Shut up and you might not look like such a dumbass.

Anonymous said...

10:38, with language such as your's, I wouldn't be calling others dumba**! Try a mirror.

You are evidently a mzchief wannabe yourself. Do you understand people when they say they are not jealous but sickened by mzchief? Or are you not competent enough to grasp the difference! Evidently the latter.

Anonymous said...

10:45,
You talking crap about MzChief just proves you're jealous of MzChief and are the real MzChief wannabe. You're the one telling folks how they should act on Barry's blog. You're jealous, big time and still a dumbass.

Anonymous said...

8:23 are you crazy!!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

If any of you commenters think that the majority of teachers in the public school system are; overpaid, bad, mean, etc. then you clearly haven't spent time with many teachers. The teaching profession is like most others; you get a few bad apples and a ton of good apples. In this case, those good apples take much more abuse and crap than you can imagine.

Tell you what... let's swap stories... Any of you can tell me a story about a bad teacher you know/had/kinda remember... and I will tell you a story about a bad parent of a student. I bet I'll win.

MzChief: do you really believe this online persona you have created? You do realize its all fake? *snickers*

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I love this blog,
sometimes I am indifferent, but I'll always love Mzchief when she decides to stir things up. The only thing that could make things better is if Jarhead would return.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mike Honcho, you have my heart. I am eternally yours.

Love, a local (single) school teacher :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello, all. I almost hate to post for fear of being scrutinized for my grammer.
The yellow Lambo is not a Dr.'s car but actually is the new car of Dusty's at MVP motorsports. A beauty isn't it!
Thats all I have to say.
Please don't throw me in the fire for my grammer or puncuations or if I offended someone. Thanks.
PS: I proof-read. Hope I get an A.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

2:37pm... Thanks for dealing with them day in and day out and making a difference. It counts.

Anonymous said...

"Craziest story of the weekend: A Fort Worth middle school principal leaves her two little kids in a hotel and then gets arrested after being refused admission in a downtown Dallas "

I'll bet you she's a nig and will eat a booger if I'm wrong.

Anonymous said...

11:15, you're a damn fool!

Anonymous said...

5:43, start eating... she's white.

Anonymous said...

You spent almost a decade substituting? well, then you surely know all!!!!

Anonymous said...

6:05 you're priceless. Well said!

I also choose "F."

Anonymous said...

7:08, 9:37 aka 6:05 & 10:45,
That's all you have? MzChief is right, you suck.

Dusty said...

There is a yellow Lamborghini Gallardo coupe in Decatur, owned by an anesthesiologist, and has been for about a year now. However, I don't want to be confused with him, just in case. :-)

I did recently purchase a yellow Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (i.e. convertible), and my office/shop is in Bridgeport.

So go figure, there are 2 yellow Lambo's in Wise County, at least there's an easy way to tell us apart. I wanted lime green but oh well...

Dusty

Anonymous said...

* Ok Big Head *