6.08.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I think there's a felony DWI trial this morning in Decatur district court where the defendant is going to plead guilty and "go to the jury" for punishment. Should be interesting to see if they give him any leniency for admitting guilt.
  • The trial had been intended for a guy who allegedly shot and killed another in the head but he accepted a 20 year plea bargain yesterday. I don't remember that case at all. Chico?
  • The Rangers selected a high school senior in the first round of the baseball draft last night who has already signed a letter of intent to play football for Georgia Tech. But he's going with baseball. I would have loved to have had that decision to make at age eighteen.
  • I go crazy every time I see an update on the gulf oil spill. It's getting bad and will only get worse.
  • Obama also wants to know "whose ass to kick" in connection with oil spill. (And Channel 5's Kim Fischer thinks that comment is "full of AWESOME!")
  • But there sure are a lot of nut cases getting press on how to clean it up. Dry ice (CNN). Hay (Fox News.) It's one thing to clean up oil out of a bucket during a demonstration, but it's a heck of a lot different to clean up a 100 miles of that stuff.
  • Is it possible to see more commercials about investing in gold? And why would I want to do it now that it's at an all time high?
  • I purchased a workout DVD. I got an "order confirmation" immediately. I got a "purchase confirmation" the next day. And I got a notice of "your order has shipped" seven days later. Really? You boys have trouble finding it in the warehouse?
  • Baylor's new president Kenneth Starr held a press conference yesterday about the Big 12 situation. He must not have changed much because it caused a CBS sportswriter to fire off a blog post entitled "Baylor's President Wastes Our Time." But at least he's just wasting time now instead of $40 million in taxpayer money on silly investigations.
  • WBAP's Hal Jay this morning making a wheeze laugh joke about Ranger Nelson Cruz: "Does he have a brother named Pablo?" (That was a "joke" in order to reference an obscure 1970s band. What's the demographic of WBAP again?)

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

That Gal has got some hefty legs...

Anonymous said...

No doubt today's Photo Girl will appeal to a small but vocal slice of your readership. Meanwhile, over at Wordie's house, he's girding for a protracted battle of wits over Ken Starr and the Whitewater investigation. He just poured himself a fresh glass of Ensure and he's firing up the ol' TRS 80 computing machine.

Anonymous said...

Obama's comment is full of awesome? Really? How about his own? Since Bush was supposed to fix everything after Katrina, why not hold Obama to the same standard?

You know who is to blame for the Gulf oil spill? The American public and our desire for cheap gasoline. We don't want our "lifestyles" cramped so we demand more and more and this is what we will get for it.

In the meantime, I wish Obama would shut his talking head and figure out how to keep from bankrupting businesses with this health care program. My business will pay the $2,000 penalty because it's the cheapest option, it will cost us $250,000 which will eat up over half of our annual net income. Guess what that will do to raises? To equipment and future needs upgrades? Either we borrow more raising interest payments and cutting into more net income or we stay the course until the old way just won't sustain future sales and we shut the doors and send 100 people to the unemployment line.

Thanks Mr. President.

wordkyle said...

Re Ken Starr's "silly investigations" - That would be the investigations ordered by the three-judge panel of the U.S. court of appeals, right? The ones who appointed Starr? Here's a quiz: Name the 3 judges who appointed Starr and authorized the investigation. It seems to me that Starr did the job he was appointed to do. If it cost too much, you can blame suspicious actions by the Clinton White House, such as:
- hiding Hillary's billing records at the White House;
- refusing to comply with subpoenas;
- Travelgate
- Filegate.

Suspicious activities, and associating with people who engage in them, provoke investigations. The Clintons were surrounded by people who became mired in scandal. Your point of view is the Democrat/media spin. Starr did his job ethically, professionally and legally.

Anonymous said...

I think Matt Laurer asked why he was not kicking ass and the answer was taken out of context,

Propagandist said...

You know she has have cankles to go with those thunder thighs.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the demographic for WBAP is, but apparently you're in it. Why do you listen...other than to pass on the occasional lame joke, and complain about Mark Davis?

The commercials about investing in gold aren't about investing in gold. That's just people trying to invest in your naivete and greed. Nobody who invests in gold does so from watching a TV ad. It's like people thinking they're going to get a good price by sending their jewelry in the mail to some place they saw on TV. They don't appraise your jewelry and give you what it's worth; they weigh it and give you the scrap price.

Let's see...what's-her-face over at channel 5 thinks the a$$ kicking comment is "full of awesome" (there's just so much wrong with that comment coming from a newscaster) but she won't use the actual word in her post? And speaking of a$$, she seems to be seriously kissing some there.
(I didn't use the actual word either. Hypocrite, right?)

Today's pic: yeah, I'm gonna have to say I would (although I know she wouldn't - so spare me!). It would probably be the death of me, but still...

Anonymous said...

I did not think K Starr's investigation was a waste at all. At least now we know how big of a loser Clinton actually is. History needs to report that.

Anonymous said...

I'm not making light of the situation, just the semantics involved in the reporting, but in the Update, the Messenger says a car "plunged" down an embankment and fell ten feet into a ditch. Since when is ten feet - in a vehicle - considered a plunge?
I've fallen farther than that playing forty-two

Anonymous said...

Pic chick is yuk.

Kim Fischer is now dumb to me.

Obama video link - I doubt he was down there a month ago standing in the rain talking to fishermen about a potential problem that oil could be. For one, the teleprompter would stand up in the sand.

Wow, lets call him Sherlock for figuring it out that its going to be a problem.

And really, Obammy, you are going to try to convince us you were down there since the beginning when the whole dang world has been begging the question: 'Where the heck is the president....his response is worse than the Katrina response..., etc.' ??? (spending too much time at White House concerts)

And to say A$$ kicking??? What a dip. You were never 'presidential' to begin with Obammy, but I didnt think it was possible to be less than non-presidential - but you pulled it off trying to pretend to be a tough guy. I'd like to see you try and kick one of those oil workers arse.

Your daughters must be proud, Obammy.

Anonymous said...

Obama must take time out from partying and pull his head out of his own ass, before he can kick anybody's ass. How pathetic.

wordkyle said...

845 - 1. The word girder has been used to describe me, but not in the sense I think you mean.
2. It's not a TRS-80, it's a Commodore 64.
3. Ensure? What are you thinking? When one is brimming with slack one has no need for further sustenance.

Scott said...

Come on BG, Obama is only sounding angry now because everyone, including many of his big supporters, are after him for not doing more about the oil spill!

As for the Channel 5 reporter's remarks, it is just more proof of just how biased the media is towards this man. If Bush had done, they would have attacked him from all directions. Instead of doing that to Obama, they are covering up for him and making excuses.

Interesting too, that the President spoke to a high school graduating class yesterday in Michigan. One part of his speech was telling them not to "make excuses" and "take responsibility." Interesting coming from a man who has yet to take any responsibility for anything that has happened in his administration. He has always found someone like Bush or others to blame it on.

Jack Daniels said...

Baby got back!

Anonymous said...

Obama doesn't care as much as his words might sound. I'm sure he cares but he needs the media to believe that he cares so much that he's mad..... when it's obvious he's not. It's just another issue for him. It's just a media cover my ass rant.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you 8:56...it would probably kill me, but even Rob Hawkins couldn't get that smile off my face.

Anonymous said...

From an anonymous craigs list post.

It's ruining our ocean, our fishing, our vacation spots, etc....................... It's going to take a lot of money, and a lot of clean up. I know BP is going to have to do a lot but, there is no way they can do it all. What I don't understand is if some other country has some sort of disaster, we're the first ones there to piss away our money helping them, and our "celebrities" are the first ones to donate millions to help out, but something happens to America and we don't do a damn thing except bitch and cry.

Couldnt have said it any better!

Anonymous said...

Have you plugged the hole yet daddy?

The Devil said...

You know what I am tired of...I am tired of hearing the word "Flotilla"! The media locks on to a word these days and wears it out to no end. Call it an armada, convoy, couple of boats, anything just quit the Flotilla nonsense. Anything endind in "tilla" better come with my choice of taco meat or I don't care to hear about it.

JD...Baby got thigh!

jim said...

Down day today. The chic pic speaks for itself. What were you thinking barry? Links and thoughts kind of down and generic.... Did the messenger provide the random thoughts for the day is the question we should be asking ourselves???

C-

Anonymous said...

Decatur Stank today.Why does it stank in decatur.

Anonymous said...

I think the girl today is very HOT.

Anonymous said...

You think she's thinking,"You know I could go to Decatur and get me a good ole fashioned toe lickin'!"?

If not she should be.

Anonymous said...

I think the "Pic of the Day" is a great pic! She's not too thin nor to "hefty". She reminds me of Kim Kardashian...curvey in all the right places! Wish I looked like her :(

Anonymous said...

That women is so HOT OMG. I love it. Skinny people suck. Good job Barry

Anonymous said...

Re above the fold: Ginger Zemanek was enjoying a peaceful afternoon on her patio overlooking the Brazos River when a thunderous boom rocked her home.

"It literally scared me to death," she said. "The noise was unbelievable, just horrendous."

really? Literally?

Anonymous said...

"You guys on the Left expected George W. Bush to blow the Hurricane Katrina somewhere else and some of you even went as far to say that he created it to kill Black people. You can dish it, but you can't take it. "

From the comments on the link to The Annointed Ones interview.

Couldn't have said it any better myself.

Anonymous said...

Surely she isn't a Texas gal... Wow!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to tenderizer her with my meat mallet.

Chef Boy Ahhh Dee

Anonymous said...

RTMT = No thanks.

Anonymous said...

She is curvy in the right places, wow she's hot!