8.19.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • I finally ate at GoGo Gumbo in Boyd last night. Pretty, pretty good.
  • And they've got some high tone big city deserts. (I saw them, but didn't eat them.)
  • Football earthquake yesterday: BYU announces it will leave the Mountian West (where TCU resides) and then the Moutain West raids the WAC and takes Fresno State and Nevada. All of this within 12 hours. Makes you think the Big 12 is on shaky ground.
  • I think I agree with former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich: His retrial is a colossal waste of taxpayer money and the U.S. Attorney is either incompetent or foolish. Or both.
  • And Blagojevich, if you didn't see it, was only convicted of "lying" to the government this week. (The jury was hung on twenty-something other counts involving him trying to "sell" the Senate seat vacated by President Obama.) I've always thought it was odd that it was a crime to lie to the government. Morally wrong? Sure. A crime? Not so sure about that.
  • ">Video montage of the line, "I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you." Top Gun may have been the first time I ever heard it. 
  • Nothing makes me shake my head more than the "Mosque at Ground Zero" controversy. I'm just dumbfounded. (And the Keith Olbermann commentary the other night is a must see for anyone with an open mind. But, then again, we can't take 12 minutes out of our lives to watch something like that.)
  • I'm really not angry over the last 24 hours.
  • Eva Longoria is distracting.
  • The Cowboys will be playing this week's preseason game with two offensive lineman sidelined with injuries and a couple of spares getting to start. If Tony Romo gets hurt due to a sack, you'll see a firestorm against Wade Phillips of biblical proportions. 
  • There's supposed to be a trial going on in the Wise County Court at Law this morning allegedly involving a sex offender stealing a bag full of probation fees while attending a counseling session at the probation office. I've got to stick my head in on that one. 
  • I still think Obama will be re-elected if the economy will turn around. News: Unemployment claims announced this morning were the highest in nine months. 
  • Rolling Stone has some shocking covers. Case in point: This week's issue featuring True Blood actors(Google it.)
  • I never play games on my iPhone. Then I bought Tiger Woods Golf a couple of weekends back when it went on sale for 99 cents. 
  • Whatever happened to "Jim" who used to grade my Random Thoughts?



54 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you're going to recommend watching Keith Olbermann with an open mind, then you need to watch the interview with Rudy Giuliani on the Today Show from this morning.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/

I'll take Giuliani over that hate-spewing, Obama sycophant hack Olbermann any day.

Anonymous said...

Edit: The Sex Offender didn't steal Probation money, he stole the Sex Offender Class' money.

jim said...

Sorry Barry boy. Been busy at work and been neglecting my duties. By the way... like the new look of the blog.

Big Eva fan so im going to bump you up a grade level today.

A-

Anonymous said...

One juror said the jury was deadlocked 11 guilty 1 not guilty on the most serious charge of trying to sell Obama's seat. I do not believe that it is a waste of taxpayer money when the vote is 11-1 on an issue this serious. How would you feel BG if the DA or CA were buying juror votes and at their trial there was a hung juror 11-1 for guilty. Would you then say it is a waste of taxpayer money to retry the case. Were the vote different I might agree with you but not at 11-1. Typical for your liberal "lets just hug everyone because they are sorry and let them go to do it again" attitude.

Anonymous said...

Curious. Keith Olbermann never mentioned a single word about the new mosque's religious leader (Iman?). Isn't that the clown that praised Osama bin Laden for his masterminding of 9/11? Isn't that the same coward that sent money to Afgan Al-Quida camps?

If a builder of a house is involved in a self-proclaimed religious war, and the occupants of this house also share the same idiology as him, it makes you wonder what is he building his house for?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Marilyn Chambers star in Hung Jury?

Anonymous said...

The mosque "owners" who want to build it at that site are trying to shove it down the throat of our society. We shouldn't have to ask them not to build at that site....they should have enough sensitivity to know better. You would not see a christian church built on a prominent historical site in the Arab world.

Anonymous said...

Christians have the arrogance and audacity to believe they're the only ones who have the true religion.

Ground Zero is NOT a historical site...it's real estate. Sh** has happened all over the US, not just at ground zero, so I guess you folks feel that anywhere someone has kicked the bucket, we now have to erect a monument to them? ABSURD...get a grip and move on.

The Devil said...

I am equally as dumbfounded about the Mosque near Ground Zero controversy. How we have let an enemy invade us and divide us so succesfully to the point that they can erect monuments on our soil for their perceived battle victories against us. Yes, I know people of all faiths were killed on 9/11...this isn't about religion at all. It has nothing to do with Muslims, Christians, Mormans, etc. This is about a nation built on basic principles of freedom, a beacon of hope to the world, being attacked by those who oppose our freedoms, oppose our principles and who would not allow the same freedoms in their home country. Now they are exploiting our freedoms for their own gain, a clear affront to all Americans of any color, creed, religous affilition, etc.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf speaks as if he were anti-terror but he and the Cordoba Initiative have and continue to support terrorist organizations such as Hamas. In his comments alone after 9/11 it clearly shows he was at least flippant about the attack, which is enough for me to be wary about his motives for this Islamic center.

This whole argument boils down to whether or not you believe the sincerity behind the reasons we have been given for wanting to build this Mosque. The reluctance to move it to another location speaks volumes (and yes I know they have the legal right to build it); if you cannot see that you clearly have your blinders on! The location seems more important to those who want it than to those who oppose it, otherwise a truly tolerant group would be happy to consider a new location.

The Devil said...

9:49...All religous zealots have this arrogance and audacity you speak of, maybe you have just encountered more Christians zealots in your life. There are many other religions throughout our world that are based solely on zeal, those who become tolerant of others are often killed by more radical factions of the same faith. Pick up a book every now and then and expand your world; resist the temptation to hate only what you know when there is so much more to hate once you open your eyes a bit!

Anonymous said...

Don't hear any of you discussing why the hell we sent our military and asked them to risk their lives to fight for the rights of Iraqi's who are Muslims. Our soldiers died and continue to die for the freedom of Muslims.

Of course there won't be any Christian churches built in an Arab country. We are not discussing an Arab country, this is about the United States of America and what our country was founded on and a huge part of it is freedom of religion. The Muslim religion did not attack us on 9/11 it was crazy ass terrorists who call themselves Al Quaeda. They don't represent the entire Muslim religion. Just as Timothy McVeigh didn't represent the entire people who attend the Baptist church when he blew up the Murray building Oklahoma.

Come on people, open your minds a little bit!

This is ridiculous...you can't have it one way and then when it doesn't suit your political views, have it another way!

Anonymous said...

I hate everything

As sung by George Strait

Anonymous said...

Dear 9:49

I guess you have forgotten a few thousand Americans lost their lives that day. No the site it is not a historical site, but it is to many people in this great nation.Why would the Muslims think that it would be ok to build a Mosque so close to where some radical muslims killed so many? Answer that.

This is no different than someone who has abused children or killed someone in a crime. Would you welcome them to your neighborhood with open arms? Probaly Not

Anonymous said...

This isn't a historical site, just real estate?
You are very shallow, dude!
We'd all like to pick our neighbors.

Anonymous said...

10:23 so your saying that the terrorist were not muslim but Al Quaeda. Have you forgotten that they were funded by some radical muslims? Bin Laden is he not Muslim?

The Other Barry said...

A few points...

Barry must not have watched the KO video since he infers one must have an open mind to watch it.

KO hasn't had an open mind in years. A very opinionated mind, yes. Open, no.

Is it a free country to build a mosque anywhere you choose? Yes. Is it wrong to lump all Muslims together in one stereotype? Yes. Is it wrong to lump all Christians together in one stereotype? Yes. Should the Muslims wanting to build the mosque/recreational facility near ground zero exhibit a bit more sympathy and compassion to the people who have lost so much at that site? I would think so.

I wonder if the Muslims wanting to build the site at Ground Zero spent an equal amount of time fighting for the right for a Christian church to be built in countries that oppose it as they do for building their mosque, would they find it easier to do their deal?

Do people show us the extremes of stupidity every day? All you have to do is read this blog and it's easy to find the answer.

Anonymous said...

We have drug free zones, exotic club zones...
If a religion believes in something that breaks our laws, shouldn't it be zoned also?

Anonymous said...

Excellent points, 10:23

Anonymous said...

THAT'S RIGHT!!! I'm sure I speak for all good Republicans when I say we should be getting our government involved to stop religions from having unpopular uses of their private property. Wait ... what?

Anonymous said...

Putting a mosque at Ground Zero is like putting a Japanese shrine near the Arizona, a rifle range at Normandy or a German shrine at Auchwitz
get a grip

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where I can "buy" a job!

Anonymous said...

10:39 thousands of people lose their lives EVERY day around the world. I care just as much about them, in every country, as I do about total strangers dying in New York city. period.

Anonymous said...

11:24 or a confederate flag in Harlem

Brewcrew said...

Barry, please turn on your spell check.

They certainly have the right to build a mosque where ever they want. They also have the right to be firebombed, picketed, arsoned, shot, and a whole other list of bad things that can happen to people who would do something so stupid.

Anonymous said...

It's like puttin a young boys school next to a Catholic Church.

wordkyle said...

1120 - You're just the latest in a slew of people who have tried to paint opposition to the building of the mosque as wanting to "get the government involved." That's an argument that almost no one has used to express opposition.

1023 - Islam came into the world with secular as well as sacred aims. The religious and the political are intertwined in Muslim countries. The 9/11 hijackers were involved in radical Islam and identified their acts as expressions of Islam. A large portion of the Muslim world supported the attacks. There is no equivalent in the Christian world. The Devil earlier posed very good thoughts.

As for Rod Blagojevich -- One source I read opined that the FBI's investigation was getting uncomfortably close to the White House. Prosecutor and US Attorney Fitzgerald rushed to file charges so that the investigation would stop, and no "close to the White House" evidence would come out in trial.

Anonymous said...

How close is Barry's office to the Court House. I think you better start looking for new squating soil there BG.

Anonymous said...

I found your gypsies Bubear...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_france_gypsy_crackdown

Double Fake Naked Archeologist

Anonymous said...

For Sale

1 US Senate seat

Contact Gov. Rod Blago...uh...Rod Curl at 217-555-5549

Anonymous said...

They're all staring at her bum. Cheeky monkeys.

DF Simon

Anonymous said...

You can't believe in 1st ammendment rights and then not let it be applied.

All Muslims are not terrorist just as most Baptist are not like that idiot who pickets military funerals. My God it is 2 blocks from G0. Get a grip.

If Christians are afraid of Muslims, then they should get off their butts and start evangelizing the nation! Most churches go away when no one attends.

And if anyone wants to throw that Nazi thing around, keep in mind Hitler played on the fears of the ignorant and prejudiced to great effect. (not to mention playing on the discontent of people during a bad economy.)

Anonymous said...

12:28 - You did give me chuckle on that analogy.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

The proposed mosque near to ground zero is not really a religious institution. It would be -- as many mosques throughout the nation are -- a terrorist recruitment, indoctrination and training center. It is not the worship of Islam that is the problem. It is the efforts to advance Sharia Law with its requirement of Jihad and violence that is the nub of the issue.

There is a global effort to advance Sharia Law and make it the legal system of the world. Most major banks and financial institutions offer Sharia Compliant Funds which have their investments vetted by the most fundamentalist and reactionary of clerics to assure that they advance Sharia Law. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the founder of the proposed Mosque, helps to prepare a Sharia Index which rates countries on their degree of compliance with Sharia Law. In the United Kingdom, many courts have recognized Sharia as the governing law on matters between two Muslims.

Not only is Sharia Law a vicious anti-female code which orders death by stoning, promotes child marriage, decriminalizes abuse of women, and gives wives no rights in divorce, but it also explicitly recognizes the duty of all Muslims to wage Jihad against non-believers and promotes violence to achieve its goals. In this respect, violent Jihad is as inherent in Sharia Law as revolution is in Communist doctrine.

But there are non-Sharia mosques where peaceful and spiritual Muslims worship God in their own way without promoting violence. A soon-to-be published study funded by Frank Gaffney's Center for Security Policy, found that 20% of the mosques in the United States have no taint of Sharia and simply promote peaceful worship. But 80% are filled with violent literature, Sharia teachings, and promotion of Jihad and its inevitable concomitant -- terrorism.
Which brings us to the ground zero mosque. There can be no doubt that any mosque organized and run by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will be based on Sharia Law and will serve as local branch office of the pan-Islamic terrorist offensive against the west. That such a facility should be located right next to the place where Jihad achieved its most hideous triumph is unspeakably inappropriate.

President Obama is confusing the issue when he describes it as one of religious freedom. There is broad latitude to worship God as one chooses. But there is none to promote violence and terrorism. The record of involvement of Sharia mosques with the 9-11 attackers and the Ft. Hood massacre shooter is so deep and extensive that it vividly underscores the difference between a religious institution and an organization that promotes terrorism.

Anonymous said...

9:57
You said it better than anyone could have. You're obviously an intelligent AND open minded individual.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

10:44 I'm a white Christian, but I had NOTHING to do with the Oklahoma federal building being blown up. Your comment was totally invalid.

Anonymous said...

3:42 Said it the best.

Anonymous said...

Olbermann is as much a fag as Rachel Madcow.

Barry, if Obama is re-elected I'll kiss your rosy red hindquarters on the 50 yard line of Jerry Dome.

Anonymous said...

I thought somebody said lets get stoned and screw..

The Devil said...

3:48...had you been involved in the OK federal bombing what percentage of Christians worldwide would condone your actions? How many of them would celebrate your actions in the streets and consider you a martyr? Just some things to ponder when discussing the validity of comments!

M-M said...

The Blag trial did show one thing. Obama is a liar. He said he never contacted Blag's office and yet witness after witness testified that various individuals from Obama's administration were communicating back and forth between Obama & Blag's office.

Keith Olbermann is nothing but a blowhard who's show is 90% lies. Seriously, shows like his & Madcows is why MSNBC has like 5000 viewers.

Liz said...

6:01.........What is your real name? Stupid comment!

AnObiter said...

GoGo Gumbo = the Bomb!

Anonymous said...

I'll say it again..

IGNORANCE = FEAR or Sarah Palin (take your pick)!

wordkyle said...

917 - Speaking of ignorance, tell us something about Obama's academic career at Columbia University.

Anonymous said...

Well hell far,wordpile,who has the F'n strength or willpower to give a harry flyin rats ass what he did or you think about anything.

You goofy 1955 pipe suckin Ward Clever lookin goober.

Anonymous said...

10:33 - Enuff Said!

wordkyle said...

1003 - And everybody says that's such a good photograph of me. (Let's see if you have enough courage to come to Dobbstown and insult that image, pal.)

Anonymous said...

10:44
Don't believe everything you hear!

wordkyle said...

1054 - I can see that the point passed you by.

Anonymous said...

11:05

I can see you are a fraud as illustrated by stealing the identity of Ward! Isn't that a crime?

wordkyle said...

1125 - I concede defeat. You reveal an astonishing grasp of world religions. Ceci n'est pas une pipe.

Anonymous said...

Screw Dobbstown and you too.

Anonymous said...

WordKyle makes the anonynoys look so stupid.

mzchief said...

The US Constitution grants citizens RIGHTS however, it does not provide citizens the right not to be offended or prevent people from being offensive.

Just to provide a few facts regarding the insensitivity of hate groups that murdered innocent victims. The majority of Klansmen and Nazis were Christian. There are Christian churches near Nazi concentration camps just as there are Christian churches in Black communities. The reasons are simple for why those Christian churches did not meet the same self-righteous indignation met by the NYC Mosque. Current levels of self-importance and the unwillingness to acknowledge that NOT ALL Muslims are terrorists are what currently fuel the NYC Mosque debate.

The Buddhist Byodo-in Temple, rebuilt in the 1960's, is directly across the bay from the Marine Corps Base on Honolulu in Hawaii. There is a Buddhist temple outside the main gate of Hickman AFB. Honolulu, Hawaii. There are countless Buddhist temples and shrines in Pearl City, Honolulu, Hawaii. The Japanese who bombed Pearl Harbour were....wait for it....Buddhist. Just like today's Muslims, not all Buddhist wanted to kill Americans during WWII. I would have hoped, Americans would have learned from past unjust acts of wrongfully imprisoning US born citizens of Japanese descent and the wanton destruction of American Buddhist temples/shrines in the 1940's.

Christians are finally realizing, all these years they have demanded that Christianity be granted special dispensation/privilege has led up to the moment when they are now fighting over whether or not Islam be granted the same respect/privilege/dispensation.

I say, let the Muslims build their mosque, just as if it was any other house of worship, and watch it like a hawk for any type of terrorist activity.

Christians better figure out, and fast, that demanding their religion be a part of politics/law has opened and keeps open the door for the day they will be fighting for which religion will be used to determine the actions of lawmakers.