The Campaign For DA


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • I had to replace a garbage disposal last night. Well, at least I tried. I remember doing it 20 years ago and it took me about 45 minutes. This time it took me two hours just to get the old one out (rust is not your friend.)
  • Is there any purpose to the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan? It's just another opportunity for Senator grandstanding.
  • Former Evil Empire great Cedric Benson was arrested again yesterday (bar fight). After a BWI arrest and DWI arrest a couple of years ago, I thought he had cleaned his act up with a resurgent career at Cincinnati. Hey Cedric: Don't put yourself in bad situations.
  • The media's coverage of a tiny hurricane about to hit Mexico gives me Tired Head about the rest of the hurricane season.
  • My marital status change is about to cause a three bedroom house in the Lipsey Edition in Decatur to go on the market. Not sure what the current appraisal is, but it might be around $120,000 or so. About 2,100 square feet. Huge back yard. Good neighborhood. Before we go the traditional selling route, drop me a note if you might be interested. Edit: Email me at blog2[at]
  • The Vuvuzela Horn twitter feed is ridiculously silly yet funny.
  • Shout out to Decatur lawyer Mark Howell for dropping off some home grown tomatoes. Maybe my favorite food in the world.
  • One thing I left out about Vegas: The number of Asians visiting that place is amazing.
  • Tom Hicks was drawing a $180,000 salary from the broke Texas Rangers? As much money as he's made (he still lives in the most expensive home in Dallas), was it all worth it to have your reputation drug through the mud in the end?
  • AnObiter got stung by a Wise County wasp and swelled up like Oprah Winfrey.
  • Channel 5's Mike Snyder will have his lost last broadcast on Thursday. Get ready for an epic meltdown between he/him and Jane.
  • Steve Carrell leaving The Office.
  • If actually been doing Billy Blanks Tae Bo routine and it's not bad. Except I (1) have no rhythm and (2) always refer to him as Billy Blaze in honor of Night Shift. (Whatever happened to Michael Keaton, by the way?)
  • Mavericks President Donnie Nelson is going to Germany to tell Dirk Nowitzki that the team loves him and would love to re-sign him. Really? They have to kiss up that much to him even after paying him $18 million last year for another failed season?


Anonymous said...

Channel 5's Mike Snyder will have his lost broadcast on Thursday. Get ready for an epic meltdown between he/him and Jane.

So, just where did they find this "lost" broadcast? In some of the NBC5 Archives?

Anonymous said...

nice pict. , barry. yes i would

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'm blinded by pink today. What did you post?

jim said...

not bad Barry... I was worried you would start loosing your stroke once you got married but looks like your form has returned...


wordkyle said...

The confirmation hearings for Kagan give her a chance to publicly back away from every controversial thing she's ever said or done. Kagan wrote in 1995 that Senators should pursue more "substantive inquiry" and push nominees to be more open about their views during confirmation hearings. In contrast, during questioning on Monday, she said that there are limits to the amount of openness that potential Supreme Court justices should be expected to show during nomination hearings.

Since she has zero experience as a judge, her writings and her testimony are the only indications that Senators have of whether she should be a justice or not. By disagreeing with her own writings during her testimony, she has effectively cancelled both of those out. (For politicians, anyway.)

And she's applying for a job that she'll likely hold for the next 30-40 years. The Farrelly brothers must be the ones in charge of our government.

The Devil said...

There's only two things that money can't buy, that's true love and homegrown tomatoes...allright! Plant 'em in the spring, eat 'em in the summer, all winter without 'em is a culinary bummer. I forget all about the sweatin' and diggin' every time I go out and pick me a big en!

Anonymous said...

You've hit the MOTHER LOAD on this one.

Anonymous said...

Have I mentioned that I married a smokeshow last weekend?

-Fake Bsrry Green

AnObiter said...

Damn. The puffy paw is hard enough to live down as it is, but Ocra?? You liken me to Ocra?



Bikertrash said...

9;17 Yep -- ole Guy Clark is right.

Anonymous said...

Tap the brakes for just a second Barry. Depending on age and condition, your house may be worth more than that. You could be the next "who needs a Realtor, I sold my house to the first people that looked at it for full price".

Yeah, I'm a Realtor.

Anonymous said...

Re: Garbage disposer - Rust Never Sleeps.

- Fake Neil Young

BTW, those things appear to have been inflated past their suggested capacity..."Do Not Exceed 14 PSI"

Gern Blansten said...

I don't think the Mavericks' failures should be placed on Dirk's shoulders, but rather, the owner for not surrounding him with more talent. Heck, the Celtics needed`three superstars, and even Kobe has Pao Gasol,,.
BTW, congrats on your marriage, Barry.


Anonymous said...

In response to your comment on senate hearings for Kagan's nomination, we (as a democratic nation) can't just rubber-stamp our leaders appointments. Don't you want to vet who we place in power?

Here's what Phylis had to say:

Anonymous said...

what would john lanier do..??

Anonymous said...

Is Ben Gazara dead?

Anonymous said...

Your soon-to-be wife lives in the Lipsey Addition. The Lipsey Edition would be the name of a newspaper!

Anonymous said...

Is the Lipsey Addition near the Slauson Cutoff?

Fake Art Fern

Anonymous said...

whoops, i meant 11:07, hush

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:17, hush, give someone a chance

Ali said...

I think you should put both houses on the market and buy one together for a totally fresh start.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Wonderful pic!