The Campaign For DA


Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • I like the glasses on this Denton County DWI arrestee. And they need to give this gal a tissue.
  • At the US Open yesterday, a guy was dressed in pink pants and a pink shirt. Here.
  • I've seen three snakes this year in places where I've never seen them before.
  • The guy that lined up a week outside the Apple store in Dallas to get the iPhone 4 is as nutty as a fruitcake.
  • Congressional hearings, like the one with the BP Exec yesterday, drive me nuts. It's hours and hours of sound bites with no intention of solving any problems.
  • Our office Internet went out yesterday around 2:00 p.m. I think most of Decatur was having problems.
  • I actually watched a little of the NBA Finals last night but was so enthralled that I turned it off at halftime. But I was surprised this morning to learn that the Lakers won since they couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. (Kobe was 6 of 24.)
  • And I haven't seen it yet, but I've heard Laker Ron Artest thanked his psychiatrist and promoted his new single in an on-the-court post game interview.
  • Edit: Heck, I almost forgot I told you that I wouldn't be surprised if the Lakers won the last two. Me = Success.
  • What's the point of being an incorporated city if you don't have enough tax revenue to even afford a one person police force? (Newark.)
  • I can't believe this: The 16th floor pool at the swanky W hotel in Dallas is going to be open to the public during weekdays? Really? I just pictured Vacation's Cousin Eddie on the diving board.
  • My secretary asked me a grammar question this morning. Girl, you're asking the wrong guy.
  • Utah executed someone with a firing squad last night. Seems like something a civilized society would do.


Anonymous said...

Gotta get another oil man in as President. Good old protector of the oil and gas industry Barton did amazing things for Bush to push through legislation for tax cuts to their oil buddies.

Kings of big oil still rule.

Anonymous said...

My internet provider in Paradise cannot keep his equiptment up and running. So much for doing business with local companies.

Anonymous said...

Civilized countries execute criminals. It cuts the violent crime rate, protecting the innocent.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about the snakes, I lost 38lbs and saw a snake that I haven't seen in over 8 years!

chupacabra said...


Anonymous said...

Oh my gawd...this is why I always wear waterproof mascara.

No way am I going to look like complete crap in my next mugshot.


Anonymous said...

ronnie lee gardner was convicted of three seperate murders. not a very civilized thing to do.
he chose firing squad.

jim said...

Well barry boy it looks like another lackluster day... throw in a video of the firing squad or some live feed from the W hotel pool and we would be in business.


Anonymous said...

Runaway Bay News... maybe One Stop will get your Channel 5 news gal out for a burger:

Anonymous said...

I see no problem with the firing squad. Obviously he CHOSE this method, was given free choice. I see no real difference in dying by lethal injection or firing squad. Dead is dead, which is the state of his victims. No problem.

Anonymous said...

Surely there MUST be some pics somewhere of hunky guys posing shirtless you could post!

Anonymous said...

Firing squad---too cool!

Newsflash for all you libs out there: businesses and corporations are not the enemy. They provide real jobs for the masses and actually pay taxes in contrast to big government which offers only needless jobs, waste, and function off the taxes of businesses and their employees. Obama and his big government are the true enemy, not any single business or corporation.

Anonymous said...

Ronnie Gardner was convicted of killing an attorney. That should be a misdemeanor as a worst case. Maybe a medal of commendation.

Anonymous said...

It's not an option anymore, but the Utah convict was grandfathered in, so to speak, for the firing squad. ("I'll have the Gary Gilmore, please. Bloody!") I don't get what the big deal is. Death is death. That one seems even quicker than the needle.
My opinion is that the form of execution should mirror the murderer's crime in most cases. Throw out the "cruel and unusual" aspect

Hey drunk girl: the last millenium wants its Tammy Faye Bakker look back

Interesting Rangers facts:
~They swept a decent series with the Marlins
~Recent call-up Alexi Ogando has a 2-0 record after just 2 innings of work.
~Ogando is also batting 1.000
~Vlad is a monster again, and I'm really glad he's with us now.
Okay, that last one was half-fact/half-a$$ opinion. Still interesting, though

I just pictured the pool scene from Caddyshack. "Doodieeeeeeeee!"

Triple Fake Carl the Groundskeeper

Anonymous said...

Strong Symbol why America is going to the dogs--Congressional Hearings. I agree--they absolutely make me want to barf with their uselessness. And its so OBVIOUS that it's all for grandstanding!

Anonymous said...

your friday morning thought is a keeper, we just need to send her family back

Anonymous said...

How bout a Fresca!

Anonymous said...

Newsflash for all you conservative pawns.
"corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money powers of the country will endeavor to prolong it’s reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.” – Abraham Lincoln
Joe Barton to the firing squad with the rest of big business republicans.

Anonymous said...

Today's pic.....skank

wordkyle said...

BG, not that it's any of my business, but some commenters seem bent on influencing what content or photos you put on your blog. I remember when you didn't start every day with cheesecake. (The sign of a true old-timer.) For all our sakes, please don't start limiting what you do with your blog to seek approval.

Anonymous said...

Gardner murdered and robbed.

You can't pick out Micheal Young in a lineup?

My four year old can name all the regular starters?

But I doubt he turns out gay.

Anonymous said...

Firing squad uncivilized? What's truly uncivilized is letting them live since convicted in 1985 on my tax dollars!! Let's speed things up!

Anonymous said...

now i've got tube snake boogie stuck in my head..

Anonymous said...

Ummm, sorry you are poor, 10:43am.

"I wanna know whar da gold at."

Anonymous said...

I had heard everyone in the state of texa with CenturyLink was without the internet. Not just Decatur.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, Barry. Why do you keep perusing the Denton convict list? Is business that bad?

Anonymous said...

I hope all you big business haters aren't fueling your cars/trucks/mini-vans, eating any food products or using ANY other product, service or what not from these companies.


RPM said...

9:49 nailed it. I was thinking Caddy Day at the pool.

Random Thoughts Girl- Snookie?

Anonymous said...

Yo 11:46
"Sit down,shut up you white honky gringo cracker."

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:43,

Replace the word "corporations" with the word "government", and Lincoln's quote would be applicable today.

Though the checks and balances of government oversight, labor unions, and environmental groups are very necessary to keep big business from exploiting the masses, if this precarious balance swings too far, big business will not cease to exist, they just move to a friendlier climate. Then 10:43 you will have achieved equality with all, because the future generations that have been raised with this entitlement mindset will make sure that there is no chance of anyone rising above the poverty level. But on a positive note, it would solve the immigration problem.

Anonymous said...

Kobe Bryant=Rapist Slime

Anonymous said...


Instead, the US became the wealthiest nation on earth, with the highest standard of living, across the board.

All because of capitalism, and all those bad ole companies.

You need to wake up, read some history, and figure out exactly what is going on.

I cannot believe how many dumbasses, without the ability to think for themselves, there are today.

Anonymous said...


Pull your head out, you need to see the light.
This became a great nation because of hard working people making the companies succeed here in the good old USA and not from stupid CEO's with greed moving wealth away to foreign countries.
You need to take heed your own statement and do some intelligent thinking for a change, quit reading the right wing history books coming out of the Texas Board of Education.

Anonymous said...

10:43, "When the people fear the government, you have tyranny. When the government fears the people, you have freedom." Thomas Paine

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Is beaten down by...

Corporation = BAD

all the rest = GOOD

Americans generally have no idea;

a.) how wealthy they are
b.) what true poverty is
c.) why our country knows a lot about "a" and very little about "b"

Anonymous said...


"This became a great nation because of hard working people making the companies succeed here in the good old USA and not from stupid CEO's with greed moving wealth away to foreign countries."

Wrong. This countries success comes from people of ALL stripes, having a vested interest in success.

Why did the USSR fail? Because of government oversight making what the people did irrelevant. It did not matter if they were successful in their jobs or not. The outcome was always the same.

The free market system is the most democratic, efficient system ever developed. When government skews the system, by rigging the "voting" in ecomomic matters, efficiency drops, and ALL of the people lose.

Once again, capitalism, the free market, has made the US the greatest, wealthiest country on earth. Our lowest economic classes are wealthy in comparison to the rest of the world.

Why the hell do you think everyone wants to move to the US?

Please do some critical thinking. It does not require any textbook, or TV show or link, for you to find the truth. It is intuitive. Common sense.

Anonymous said...

Hell Honcho you have not been around the track twice yet and what you say in A&B
is true.
C:I have been there and know a little.

Anonymous said...

Thomas the first tea bagger.
Remove the elected government and let the elite rule.
The small people be dammed.

Anonymous said...

DAGO ;I think the one with the blank should get to fire fire first to see if he would pee in his pants.If you gotta go may as well have some humor in it.

chupacabra said...

Eeew- open toed shoes and hose. Yuck

Goober said...

Hey! Anybody see Sunday's "Messenger" about the DISD Supt. search? I said it before the election and I'm saying it again. The next DISD Supt. is Melinda Reeves and the field will have turf before the 2011 7 on 7 begins! And if I am wrong I'll walk up and kiss Melinda SQUARE ON THE MOUTH!!!

The Donald said...

There is nothing uncivilized about Utah's execution of Mr. Gardner, a murderer of three innocent human beings.

This was no summary execution in some banana republic - he obviously got a trial, and the benefit of 25 years during which to appeal his sentence.

This is not an 'eye for an eye' or 'kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out' argument. It is absolutely correct for the accused to have ample opportunities to defend themselves in the court system, and I applaud the efforts of The Innocence Project in righting the wrongs for those unjustly convicted.

But there are many cases where there is no shadow of doubt, and simply put, civilized societies can and do have capital punishment because there are some crimes so heinous and egregious that to do otherwise is an insult to the victims and to society.

What would be uncivilized is to let a bunch of squeamish pansy a$$es say there should be no death penalty whatsoever because they lack the moral conviction to do what must be done.

Anonymous said...

9:44 - You need to publicize when & where you are going to give Melinda Reeves that smooch, because a lot of people want to see that.
(You'll have to take her by surprise though. Although I don't know who you are, I'm not think Melinda Reeves would welcome a kiss from you.)