6.03.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Eight and 2/3 innings into a Perfect Game last night when the first base umpire blows the call and then admits he blew the call: The game should have been complete with the last guy out at first base. But the "purity of the game" prevents MLB from doing anything about it today.
  • I think there was a huge wind gust outside of Rhome last evening. Saw one of those big green TxDot signs down as well as a car upside down in a ditch very close by.
  • I've watched a person use Skype but have never used Skype -- because I don't have a need.
  • I think Texting While Driving might be worse that Driving While Intoxicated.
  • I haven't had a speeding ticket in over 20 years. I'm a fan of cruise control.
  • Had a client recently who didn't mind a short jail sentence as part of a plea bargain just so long as I could "get the start date delayed until after deer season." Done.
  • I'll admit that I've always been a little confused by Israel/Palestine/Gaza/West Bank/Hamas.
  • "LOS ANGELES – Police are looking for a porn actor suspected of killing a colleague and injuring two others with a sword that was used as a movie prop." Sorry, that's just one heck of a lead sentence.
  • Former W Press Secretary Dana Perino is going to get herself kicked off of Fox News if she's not careful: She actually tries to be fair and balanced. (She told Sean Hannity he was being to harsh in his criticism about Obama and the gulf oil crisis two days ago.)
  • Former megachurch pastor Ted Haggard said Wednesday that he will launch a new church from his Colorado Springs home, 3 1/2 years after he resigned from his ministry amid an embarrassing and devastating sex scandal involving a gay hooker and meth. I watched a fascinating documentary on the scandal once and, although not shocked to see that his former church fired him, I was shocked to see that he was "banned" from attending the church altogether.
  • There's a new restaurant trying to open on the courthouse square but the P&Z Commission in Decatur didn't have a quorum to vote on it's liquor license request. Come on, people.
  • I think someone told Fox 4's morning gal Lauren Przbyl to lighten up a bit and smile.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so embarrassed by our P & Z! Surely we can do better than that to get businesses on the square. That's inexcusable.

Anonymous said...

Yes, very strong winds, heavy rain and lots of hail last night in Rhome.. Traffic was backed up a long way due to the overturned car last night around 8 PM

jim said...

This is one of those days where less is more. Limited comments but good ones. Limited links but good ones. Limited... uhh ... but good ones.

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Scott said...

I will say it again......

For a liberal, you sure spend a lot of time watching Fox News. By the way, it is a lot more Fair and Balanced and your friends over at MSNBC.

Also, Hannity is an opinion show, not a regular news show like is on during the day. Sean Hannity shares his opinion and debates others. During the day, they are definitely fair with the news shows. MSNBC is biased all day, not just at night.

Anonymous said...

The Decatur P@Z is the biggest JOKE that has ever been!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

huntin' my banjo as we speak , barron.
garcia

Anonymous said...

I make Porn Movies and go by Sir Lancer Alot.

Anonymous said...

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/06/03/2236117/man-dies-at-northwest-tarrant.html

Anonymous said...

It's not just baseball - No major sport reverses the decision of an official AFTER the game is concluded to alter the outcome of said game

Is P&Z really brave enough to permit booze sales right across the street from the courthouse?

The most interesting aspect of the porn star-sword-"alleged" murder story is that it may be the first time a porn actor is referred to as a "colleague".
I'm not brave enough to research it, but were they involved in gay porn? I've heard they engage in some form of "sword fighting".
And the guy was living on the set? EEEEEEWWWWWWWWW!!!

Let's see...
jail sentence/deer season
porn actor/sword killing
pastor sex scandal/gay hooker and meth
courthouse square/liquor license
I'm betting you get a really good grade for your random thoughts today!
Jim! Jiiim!

Triple Fake Greggo

Anonymous said...

Thanks for not making me a liar, jim
Plus, you actually made a point today...and I concur

Anonymous said...

Well Barry if you were a Christian and knew the Word of God then you would understand the Israel/Palestine/Gaza/West Bank/Hamas but like most of the world you don't understand, because you don't know the Word Of God......

mzchief said...

* Skype is greatness. I use Skype to speak with my Mr. when he at some far-flung locale. Skype is, frequently, more dependable than cell/satellite phone service in places like Nigeria and Iraq. I also use Skype to speak with my brother in Iraq, friends in the UK and Europe. Sometimes, I use it to speak with Son mzchief just because it is so nice to see his happy face when we talk.

* According to Car and Driver Magazine, texting and driving is MUCH more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. Personally, I think phones should be designed so that texting is deactivated while the phone is moving faster than a brisk walk. The GPS in cell phones would make this a REAL option. I do not care if someone riding in a train or car would like to text. The majority of the people on the planet have survived, quite well, without the ability to text while riding in a vehicle and society would continue if people were unable to text and ride in a vehicle. Just to go one step further, cell phones, while in a moving vehicle, should only be enabled if connected to a blue tooth device. Regardless of what people believe, they cannot SAFELY operate a car while blabbing into to phone they are holding to their ear.

* The first and only ticket I have ever received was mailed to me from Germany, 6 years ago. While driving on the autobahn, where you can, typically, go as fast as you want, I missed the sign that dropped the speed limit to 120km/75mph and was photographed and ticketed going 180km/111mph. It was not like I was the only person going that fast. I was, merely, keeping pace with the rest of the traffic.

* I agree with Dana Perino. It is insane to blame Obama for the oil spill and not being able to plug the hole. However, the inaction of the Obama Administration to do something to keep the oil off the shores of Gulf States is nothing short of GROSS NEGLIGENCE and should be actionable.

* Not having a quorum at a P&Z meeting is just more evidence of how incompetent and out of touch are the people pretending to be running local politics/government.

Anonymous said...

Actually Barry, no one fully understands the Israel/Palestine/Gaza/West situation politically, even if we do understand it theologically. What the greatest mystery is at this point I believe is as follows:
How long can we survive as a world power with no foreign policy and a leadership vacuum in Washington in general, and the White House in particular? You can feel the suction all the way down here.

And of course Happy Transgender, Sodomite, and Lesbian Pride month to you.

Anonymous said...

I have always maintained that texting while driving is much worse than DWI. I'd rather be with a person who'd had a few and was at least trying to look at the road than with a teen or 20 something who was texting!

Anonymous said...

9:38 I agree that no one fully understands the Israel/Palestine situation politically. When is is a Spiritual Issue....

Anonymous said...

Sad to see the Pate Museum close up shop. Had been going downhill ever since death of the brothers. Was a unique bit of history in North Texas.

My Other Brother Darryl

ps - will be interesting to see what the cars go for in the auction.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the P & Z has already allowed liquor sales on the square. Sweetie Pie's sells beer and wine. The P & Z is not a joke, they are good, concerned citizens who give up their time to make decisions for the whole city. I just think this is one time they should have either canceled the meeting or made sure a quorum was there.
Usually people who criticize those who are in a nonpaying office like city council, P & Z, school board, know nothing about what it takes to do this right. I guess that's why they weren't appointed to that position. It's a lot easier to criticize than actually do something useful.

Anonymous said...

To understand the Mideast controversy and ongoing hatred, you need to go to Genesis. It was set in motion there and will never end. Doesn't matter who does what to intervene. That's why I have always thought we should stay out of it.

Anonymous said...

If I new they were running 2 for school board that wanted the Turf then I would have ran.

Anonymous said...

When the U S stops backing Israel that's when the US will start the downhill desent. We (USA) must never stop backing them

wordkyle said...

Cliff's Notes version of Israel, Gaza, etc. - Israel is surrounded by countries that want to destroy it. The Gaza Strip is a territory adjacent to Israel. (As a geographic comparison, think southern California to the rest of the US.) In 2007 the anti-Israel group Hamas took control of Gaza. An article of Hamas's charter is the destruction of Israel and the killing of all Jews. Hamas periodically fires rockets at Israeli cities. Growing tired of this, Israel established a blockade on Gaza a couple of years ago so other Arab states can't supply Hamas with bigger, better weapons. Here's a video of how the "humanitarian aid" activists greeted Israeli commandos enforcing that blockade. (At around :50 of the video, note the paintball guns which were the Israelis' first level of weaponry.)

Anonymous said...

FOR 10:06 The P@Z are hard to deal with I have been promised so much from them and all I get are LIES!!!!!

Propagandist said...

It's baseball, does anyone really care, anymore?

No thoughts about the globetrotting serial killer, Joran Van Der Sloot?

Anonymous said...

Beer and wine isn't liquor!!! You can buy both at any grocery store in Decatur now. I can't seem to find Jack Daniels at IGA!!! OOPS, I think I stumbled onto the difference!

Anonymous said...

Beer and wine aren't liquor? So you don't have to have a liquor license?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Bud Selig should absolutely have the official scorers book changed for that game... have it recorded as a perfect game with the final out being the reversal of the blown call.

Baseball is a sport where unusual but dramatic circumstances like this can corrected. And it should be.

QUESTION - How on earth does a Dukes of Hazzard style car chase occur a few nights ago that results in a car going into Big Sandy Creek just South of Alvord and NO ONE here has any info, posts, comments about it? I am dissapointed.

Anonymous said...

Beer and wine are not liquor, correct (whisky, rum, vodka - that's liquor)...but beer, wine and liquor are all alcoholic beverages. "Liquor license" is a generic layman's term, used even if the permit is only for beer and/or wine

"A wino aint afraid of nuthin' but runnin' out of wine."
the late, great Richard Pryor

Anonymous said...

Okay, okay, I get the "liquor" argument. The main point is, alcohol is already served on the square. P & Z isn't afraid of anyone. P & Z doesn't make promises, they make recommendations to City Council. Maybe you should learn what their job is.

Anonymous said...

10:06 bahaaahahahah bahahaahha oh my side hurts. Guess you have never had to deal with Jackeeeee. What a JOKE indeed!

Anonymous said...

Had a client recently who didn't mind a short jail sentence as part of a plea bargain just so long as I could "get the start date delayed until after deer season." Done.

See, some people know how to set priorities...

Anonymous said...

1:50--obviously, you don't know what a P & Z is. They are a group of unpaid citizens that meet once a month to decide what's best for the city in its planning and zoning.

Jack works for the city. These are two separate entities. The P & Z only makes recommendations to City Council and they do no enforcement. You really need to get your facts straight.

Anonymous said...

JACKIE IS THE BIGGEST JOKE TO COME TO THE WISE COUNTY SINCE CHICO'S MULTI-PLEX. HE IS A HORRIBLE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE COMMUNITY AND THE CITY. HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WILL WAKE UP AND REALIZE THEY ARE KILLING THEMSELVES BY HIRING PEOPLE LIKE HIM WHO DESTROY GROWTH EVERYWHERE THEY GO.

RPM said...

"Beer and wine aren't liquor? So you don't have to have a liquor license?"

No, you don't have to have a "liquor license" according to The State of Texas. There are several different types of alcohol licenses issued by the TABC. What is required in Decatur for a restaurant is a "Beer & Wine Retailer On Premise" and a "Mixed Beverage" permit.