6.10.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Yesterday was the craziest day ever for college football realignment. Current status, Nebraska to the Big Ten; Texas A&M listening to one last pitch by the SEC; Colorado taking the initiative and bolting to the PAC 10; Texas, A&M, Tech, OU, OSU, expected to get invites to the PAC 10; Missouri, which started it all by public statements, may be ignored by all; and Baylor, ironically, "left behind."
  • And writer Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com was like Woodward and Bernstein in breaking the story.
  • We were in a flash flood watch yesterday and didn't get a drop. But to the south and to the east to they almost drowned. And I suspect at least one person did drown.
  • Chilling headline: "Taliban executes boy, 7, for spying."
  • I've got jury duty in Fort Worth this morning. I might fire up my Twitter account if the observations are worth it.
  • I'm a stadium fan. I'm trying to be a World Cup fan. That's probably why I enjoy this youtube video created by Google showing 3D computer animations of all 10 World Cup Stadiums. Cool.
  • Someone mentioned the other day that the iPhone was no big deal. I disagree. It was life-changing-technology for me. And all the versions of the Android will do the same.
  • I'd be a great juror.
  • The border patrol agent who shot a Mexican teenager appears to be lying. The greatest deterrent for lying cops in the future won't be civil rights lawsuits or the exclusionary rule, it'll be cell phone videos.
  • There was a wrong way driver on 183 in Irving last night which resulted in a death. Other than the Tollway, this seems to happen on 183 more than any where else.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Today's pic....nice!

Anonymous said...

Todays Pic. WOW

Anonymous said...

If a phone was a life changing event, then your life must be pretty pathetic

Anonymous said...

Yummy....

Anonymous said...

She has some good looking plums..

Anonymous said...

Awesome chick pic

Border Patrol video. Not sure it shows he lied. The video sucks.

3D Stadium video - yawn.

Everything else - yawn.

Chick is hot tho.

Anonymous said...

First!

Anonymous said...

Chick kind of looks like the cheerleader from "Heroes."

Anonymous said...

"Chilling headline: "Taliban executes boy, 7, for spying."

Barry's own answer to the question he posits so very often: "Now, why are we over there again?"

jim said...

A lot better day Barry boy. Chic is such a nice turn around. Random thoughts arent to bad but links kind of suck. Overall not to bad...

B+

Anonymous said...

The video does not prove anything.

Anonymous said...

"CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Pointing their rifles, Mexican security forces chased away U.S. authorities investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the banks of the Rio Grande, the FBI and witnesses told The Associated Press on Wednesday" The story further says the Mexicans pointed guns at FBI agents and threatened them when they showed up. The dead boy had a record of run ins with border police.

wordkyle said...

Also interesting regarding the border patrol shooting was that Mexican authorities reported a .40 caliber shell casing near the body in Mexico -- although the video shows the officer clearly on his own side of the border. How'd that shell casing get there, I wonder? Mexican police planting evidence?

What's the over/under for Obama publicly saying that the police "acted stupidly?" Or blaming Arizona's law for the shooting?

Anonymous said...

Baylor won't be left behind. It can join the Mountain West as long as....TCU approves. Considering that TCU was once abandoned by Baylor (among others), that should be an interesting "what goes around" situation. OK, forget the Mountain West. Baylor can join Conference USA as long as....SMU and Rice approve. Considering that SMU and Rice were once abandoned by Baylor...never mind. Baylor is the rich guy that looked down at all the 3rd class passengers on the Titanic suddenly being in the cold water and the only two lifeboats in hailing distance are filled with 3rd class passengers with excellent memories. Fortunately, I don't think Baylor has ever ticked off North Texas, so maybe the Sun Belt or WAC is an option. Being serious, Baylor is a great school that brings a lot to the table and will be a very nice addition to Conference USA; joining Rice, SMU, UTEP, Tulsa among others. CUSA is not a bad place to land.

Anonymous said...

Bet you'd never seen a graboid in a pool before.

Gary the G.

Anonymous said...

If given the chance to sit on the jury; I have a feeling that only one side of the courtroom will think you're great - the side you (and the 11 other jurors that you've convinced to see it your way) are in favor of.

Anonymous said...

Video shows Mexican police crossing the border and bending over picking something up. Probably the shell casing.

Anonymous said...

That little Mexican boy was a straight A student. Begs the question what kind of classes they teach across the border.

I gotta go. Need to make sure my straight A student kids are playing at the local drug dealers house and such............

Anonymous said...

Read an article that said the Blackberry is owned by far more people than the iphone. Shocked me cause I would have never guessed it.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, why have you not addressed the latest news with Reuters, and how now a SECOND time they have been caught red handed doctoring and photo-shopping pics. Specifically with the Flotilla at Gaza, they removed weapons held by the Turks, as well as removed some of the bloody Israeli soldiers after they were attacked by weapons of the Flotilla members.

I bring this up because the CNN video has been edited to remove some of the more aggressive rock throwing done by the Mexicans at the border patrol. Search Youtube for more comprehensive coverage. Don't throw rocks at cops and the chances of being shot by cops usually goes down.

Anonymous said...

Rumor is Baylor is joining the Ivy League.

Anonymous said...

I hear that Kenneth Starr, Baylor's new President, is going to launch an investigation.
Maybe Baylor can join the UIL as a class 4A school.

A not so proud Baylor Alum

Anonymous said...

The liberal news media is totally corrupt. Reminds me of the German news media leading up to WWII. Thanks to 9:50 for pointing out the removal of critical parts of recent video footage in the news. Youtube has the full unedited video.

Anonymous said...

I could not infer a single thing from that video.

When an incident like this occurs it's very difficult for me to get too worked up- my first thought?

Maybe they should have stayed at home.

Anonymous said...

Rock Throwing 101

*FAIL*

Anonymous said...

The US news outlets are all biased idiots. The only place to get real, fair, and balanced news is the Liberally Lean blog which only links to the US news outlets.

-Fake Barry Green

wordkyle said...

Regarding the future of videos - Will video evidence lose its impact as the public becomes increasingly knowledgeable about, and jaded by, biased video editing and image manipulation?

Anonymous said...

"Mexico "reiterates that the use of firearms to repel a rock attack represents a disproportionate use of force...""
Maybe, but would they also admit that rock-throwing at law enforcement officers in pursuit of their duties represents a disproportionate use of force? Force applied during illegal activities?

Doc Feelgood said...

Wordkyle: my guess would be, yes.

"Mexico" reiterates that the use of firearms... : I wonder how Mexican police and Federales react when Mexicans OR aliens throw rocks at them, and what their govt. says about that. Just guessing, but I'll bet there is a different standard.

Anonymous said...

"Rumor is Baylor is joining the Ivy League."

Does Baylor have hockey, field hockey and lacrosse? Otherwise, Baylor looks mighty competitive against Princeton and Cornell.

Barry, did you get called for federal jury duty? Or did you move without letting us know?

Anonymous said...

Has BHo plugged the hole yet?

Anonymous said...

Perfect 10 on todays girl!

Anonymous said...

Use BHO's ears to plug the hole.

Anonymous said...

We need a different view of this mornings Gal for the afternoon pick me up....

Anonymous said...

I say don't let the doorknob hit ya Nebraska and Colorado. Kick out Iowa State for weakness and Missouri for starting this whole mess. The remaining eight need to combine with the six schools in the SEC West: LSU, Ark, Miss State, Ole Miss, Ala, Auburn, and bring in TCU and Houston to form the 16 team Super South Conference. The Big 12 needs to stay away from those cheaters (USC) out west and we won't have to stay up past midnight watching games.

The Texas and Oklahoma teams could be in the Western Conference and the Kansas and SEC teams could be the Eastern Conference. The Super South championship game would be the National Championship game every year! THERE, IT'S SOLVED...

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard how the Decatur ISD superintendent search is going?

Wonder who they are going to hire?

Stone?
Reeves?
......]

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice that Bridgeport is still covering the loan for the hospital ???????


What is the deal?????

Will there be a future payoff for the City or s this a mistake???

How does the fit with Obamacare?????

Bridgeportcare?????

Anonymous said...

DAGO; THe mexicans need to know that the next time one of the fools points a gun across the border at our people he will be taken out by a sniper.Again I'm not busy this weekend just need some kind of permission.Also if some of you **&ing liberals would like to be hit in the head with a rock please call me.

Anonymous said...

Boyd is searching too but I heard they are hiring a staff member