7.02.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Edit: You guys are right. That pic is a repeat. But I just discovered you are remembering her from February, 2009!
  • Had Wimbledon on this morning and heard the name "Ivan Lendl." Hadn't heard that name in 20 years.
  • I'm really fascinated by the Austin Dismemberment Trial going on (see below.) She's the girl that won her appeal after getting a 5 year sentence. Prediction: She's about to get the maximum of 10 years.
  • Earlier this year, a Johnson County girl committed suicide by driving her car into another vehicle. Well, it's happened again.
  • But I still will never understand how the Medical Examiner gets to make a ruling of "suicide." I understand making a finding of death due to "blunt force trauma to the chest" but making a finding about the mindset of the deceased seems outside of their scope of expertise. They are doctors, not wizards.
  • Britney?
  • I caught the last five minutes of Mike Snyder's last show on Channel 5 last night. It was pretty touching (but they had him alone on the set by then -- didn't get to see Jane's earlier reaction.)
  • That well is still spewing oil into the Gulf and now we've grown bored with it so it's no longer on the news? The word "disaster" is thrown around too easily, but we've got one going on.
  • The Today Show this morning says that Sarah Palin is most likely making $12 million this year.
  • I'm on vacation next week, but I've been working on some automated "Best Of" posts. That's harder than doing this every morning.
  • This week, the last person incarcerated by the Tulia Drug Task Force Scandal had his conviction overturned. As naive as I was during my term in the DA's office, realizing that any and all multi-agency Task Forces were bad news might have been my most enlightened moment. Never trusted them.
  • There will be a Hurricane Fiona this year. Complete list of names here.
  • Edit: The Psychedelic Furs were at The Granada last night. That, I'd like to see.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG..our weather girl Fiona has been arrested and charged with being a beautiful Russian spy, did yall see her on the news?

Anonymous said...

Today's pic....a butter face repeat.

Anonymous said...

Why is the Messenger missing the news?
Last week Decatur ISD announced that every campus earned Recognized or Exemplary Ratings and the district was Recognized as well. So...
Not a word in the Messenger!

I guess the Messenger is not covering the DISD Board Meetings!

Anonymous said...

I think that's a repeat, but I'm not complaining, just thanking you. How about "Best of" Fridays?

chupacabra said...

Multi agency drug task forces are bad, BAD mojo. They are an unbelievably bad idea that does not get better with time.

You've had that same girls pic. up before.

Anonymous said...

2012 will the year of the conservative woman thanks to Sarah Palin. So happy she drives the left crazy.

wordkyle said...

It's apparent that, since the Left couldn't bankrupt Sarah Palin by filing frivolous lawsuits and complaints, they're forced to criticize her ability -- as a private citizen -- to earn a living. (Palin has had to legally defend herself for, among other things, failing to proclaim Juneteenth a state holiday, and for wearing Arctic Cat snow gear while at a snowmobile race...in February...in Alaska.)

Anonymous said...

Some people might have a problem with the top half of today's random picture, but I'm not one of them. I doubt many guys have a problem with the bottom half

Have fun on your vacation

Happy Fourth, everybody
WE'RE AMERICANS!

Anonymous said...

At least the teen suicides picked big trucks to crash into, so they wouldn't hurt someone else! Sad.

janneba said...

Jane never shed one tear last ,was well in control, pretty sad anyway.

jim said...

Barry what a downturn for the weekend.... Kind of sad downturn with all the bad news and not so good chic.....

C

Anonymous said...

wordy, that may be the most biased article you've ever linked us to. An article written by Raj, the NYC organizer for 2012draftsarahcommittee.com Come on!

I'm certainly not in favor of frivolous lawsuits and complaints, but that is something faced by every public official (or former public official). We have a system set up to dismiss frivolous claims. All of us that have dealt with those types of claims understand that frustration, but it goes with the territory. The more successful the person, the more they deal with this, whether that be mayor, governor, doctor, or CEO.

As usual, you use a broad brush and blame the "Left". Again, you ignore any evidence that might cast doubt upon your entrenched political beliefs.

The "Right" files their share of frivolous lawsuits and complaints as well. You just don't choose to acknowledge them or have empathy for those Defendants.

Anonymous said...

Here's somethin I was just thinkin about a little earlier:

Nobody cares what you think about nothin you goofy 1965 lookin pipe smokin bitch.

Go buy a CB and get a real day job drivin a truck and leave us alone.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle -Did I understand you to say that Barry was criticizing Palin for making $12mill? Because it didn't sound critical to me. Just noting that isn't a criticism.

It is interesting though.

wordkyle said...

a) Everything BG posts about Sarah Palin is intended as a criticism.
b) Since he mentioned her earnings, he intended to criticize those earnings.
c) Only BG himself can refute the above assertions. Counselor?

1045 - You're messin' with the greatest salesman who has ever lived (or at least his avatar.) Watch yourself.

1021 - I'm not sure about your "most biased article" claim. I've linked to the New York Times a bunch. Those who want to, can read it and make up their own minds. As cited in the article you hated, Palin must defend herself out of her own pocket. Given that fact, earning a bunch of money is probably a good idea.

Anonymous said...

9:38, you are such an idiot. Someone driving directly into the path of a big truck can kill not only the truck driver but also others who get caught up in the unpredictable sequence of events that follow.

Anonymous said...

I blow'd that picture up until I couldn't blow no mo.

They're so full so firm so fully packed so call me.

Anonymous said...

Wizard, no- text message, yes.

Police added that she had sent messages to a friend indicating her intention to end her own life.

Palin Rocks!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle -
How do you know that "Everything BG posts about Sarah Palin is intended as a criticism"?

Seriously, did BG tell you that?

I have no way to know it isn't EXCEPT that saying someone is probably going to earn $12 mill just doesn't sound like a criticism, even if you don't like her.

If I want to try really hard to be negative, I would say that the criticism might be at the people(?) businesses(?) willing to pay her that much money for what she does. Or maybe it's more of a head scratcher - as in, "How does she do that?"

But how can you claim that BG (or the liberal media) was critisizing SP herself because she is probably going to make $12 mill? The only way you can interpret it that way is if you intentionally give it a negative slant.

But there is a pattern there - you tend to have a negative opinion about any opinion more leftward leaning than yours.

And sometimes, like today, it's just funny.

Anonymous said...

10:21 - I agree with your post; I am glad you took the time to write it.

wordkyle said...

1) The name of the blog is LIBERALLY Lean. Palin is Liberals' kryptonite.
2) In the past, BG's posts about Palin have been 99.9% critical. (He gave her a "hey now" once.)
3) The Daily Kos criticized Palin for her earnings, and Liberals practice only groupthink.
4) If I'm incorrect, BG can always explain how he posted admiringly about Palin's income. (But if he does, he'll be Lieberman-ized.)

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport Layoffs Again!

Well at least we have that hospital that we are financing! Wonder how that deal will end up......

Egg on the Face

Anonymous said...

I can not believe the district is keeping the hospital afloat at the cost of working class citizens losing their jobs!

Ouch!

Hopefully the laid off get free medical care at the hospital!

Not a Chance!

Anonymous said...

Barry, enjoy vacation! I will stand guard in your absence. Ever vigilant!

Whoops, sorry - coffee break.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

There were not more layoffs today. Even without paying the interest on the hospital bonds, layoffs were going to happen. I hate to see anyone lose their job but if something had to be done. The $150,000 per yr interest is a very small part of a very large problem. Desperate times require desperate measures.

Emersum Bigguns said...

Yeah, the pic's a repeat, but well worth it. But you need to quick trolling Barstool Sports for your links.

Anonymous said...

Tell that to the unemployed that could still be employed with that $150,000 per year. How many employees is that Doctor?

Anonymous said...

I don't think you'd look pretty in pink counselor.

DF Richard Butler

Anonymous said...

WK -
Your comment that "Liberals practice only groupthink" is no more or less true than "conservatives practice only groupthink."

And by the way, I don't know what your kryptonite is, but it must be near you. You are more testy/cranky than usual.

Chill - it's the 4th of July holiday & like a previous poster said -
We are all Americans!

wordkyle said...

449 - Well, clearly I disagree with your points. Read the news stories about the division within the Republican party. Conservatives disagree on Sarah Palin. Some Conservatives even gave Obama props at one point. Democrats, on the other hand, ran Joe Lieberman out of the party for showing independent thought. They vote en masse for the latest Liberal increase in government control. Can you name a single Liberal who has had kind words for Sarah Palin? How about George W. Bush? Dick Cheney? Liberal groupthink rulez.

If you think this is cranky, you are truly thin-skinned. Except for one threat against a pipe-hating anon, it's just business as usual.

Anonymous said...

4:07 PM.....6

Anonymous said...

BTW 4:07 PM, whats it worth to have a hospital here very close? A friend of mine had a stroke this week recognized the symptoms and was about 5 minutes from there....he is fine now though...

Anonymous said...

The hospital is a valuable and necessary resource for Bridgeport. Supporting the hospital is a great way to protect the health of our citizens and the jobs created by the hospital.

It is a good investment.

Jackie Chiles said...

You think YOU were naive back when you were the DA? Dude, I voted for you back then. THAT is the defintion of naivete.

Anonymous said...

For 8:38.It did'nt have anything to do with sports.The city is still hireing though.We are getting a new policeman to be paid for with a grant.That is tax money and if you don't know where that comes from I can't help you.People need to learn how to wean their selves.I'm sure he will have to get a new car.Our old mayor said to me(you can't beleive what a good deal we get on those cars).What an attitude.

Anonymous said...

BS 6:15....

that's all I have to say about that