9.01.2010

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • I went to a school open house yesterday and spent an hour studying something I hadn't thought much about in years: our public school system. For the first time in my life, I appreciated The Motivated Teacher.
  • Being a motivated teacher with a roomful of kids that want to learn would be a great job. But I bet that combo doesn't come along very often.
  • On the school bulletin board they had a crimestoppers scale of rewards. Top prize? $1,000 for murder. Sheesh.
  • The Dallas Court of Appeals yesterday held that Texas courts could not divorce a gay couple. Yeah, I understand but it's kind of ironic: If you consider yourself gay and married in Texas, we'll make sure you stay that way.
  • I lost interest in music somewhere over the last few years, but I was taken back in time yesterday when I actually stopped and listened to, Simple Minds' "Everybody Wants To Rule The World."  Edit: Ooops. Wrong band. 
  • Don't want to start a riot, but those that think it's a slam dunk that Steven York will get the death penalty are sadly mistaken. I'm not saying it won't happen, but that case isn't the perfect death penalty case. 
  • I wonder if Wise County law enforcement is having a Vampire Weekend over Labor Day? 
  • I hate the DPS Public Information Officer's twitter feed. There's something about the government paying someone to type things like "Turn around! Don't drown!" and "Don't drink and drive" really gets to me. 
  • A college football player on a motorcycle was hit head on by a truck and suffered only "scrapes and bruises." And a four second video clip caught the collision. 
  • Channel 8 is after the Euless Trinity football program now? Anything important going on in this area?
  • Good bye August. I hated you.
  • You worried about Cliff Lee now? (He got shelled last night).


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its actually Tears for Fears that sings Everybody wants to rule the world.

Stephen H. said...

I hate it when people point out harmless errors in blog postings, but it was actually Tears for Fears who sang Everybody Wants to Rule The World. Sorry for being annoying.

Anonymous said...

Everybody wants to rule the world was sung by Tear for Fears, not Simple Minds

Anonymous said...

the gay marriage issue is simpler than you stated it: "We don't recognize your union, therefore, we don't recognize your desire to dissolve it."
It's a man/woman thing. They wouldn't understand

Like I said yesterday - York is probably hoping the state can't prove intent. You're right, it's not a slam dunk...but it is an easy lay-up

Your Vampire Weekend thought should elicit a joke involving the band, or those stupid movies, or those stupid TV shows. I just haven't been able to sink my teeth into it yet.

"Fang you...fang you very much"
Triple Fake Vampire Elvis

Anonymous said...

College girls Yum Yum

Anonymous said...

I understand the cheerleader theme, but can we have some girls (women) that are old enough so I don't feel like a perv looking at them?

Anonymous said...

Since Vampire Weekend is coming up, will you please advise us of search and seizure laws.
I pass alot of people pulled over that are having their cars torn apart, like the Nazi video in Arkansas you posted the other day. They let the girl go.
I thought we had rights??????

Arthur said...

Simple Minds' "Once Upon A Time" disc still has something. The production used on Tears for Fears' "Songs from the Big Chair" sure is an indicator of its time: synth heavy and too much programmed drums. Need more of The Alarm, The Waterboys and Cactus World News.

Anonymous said...

Barry,were Binoculars used in obtaining the close-up picture of those two young firm barely broke in College yummy cakes?

House of York said...

I totally agree about Steven York. And, there's no way he'll ever get a fair trial in this county. This blog is one of the main reasons.

Oh, and there's no relation here...in case anyone was wondering.

Anonymous said...

OK, so Trinity and Southlake coaches don't understand their limitations on coaching during the summer. I suspect this is also the case in other high school programs as well. You understand that HS athletics is supposed to build character, teamwork and fair play by the rules - except coaches will skirt all of these principles in search of wins. These coaches are all cheaters to some various extents. What a fine example for the kids!

Anonymous said...

Of course the football player is ok after his motorcycle wreck. He's deep snapper. Everyone knows deep snappers are tough.

Double Fake Skinlonnin Brothers

Anonymous said...

Folks,York is going to get whats coming to him whether it's here or in some other county.

The only difference is that if his trial is in some other county,it's going to cost us much more than if it's tried locally but the outcome will be the same.

Anonymous said...

WFAA wants to appear fair and unbiased in its attack on various sports institutions. Recently that station has cost two predominantly back programs state basketball titles through investigative reports. What better way to show a lack of bias than to hone in on largely white schools and their football programs. The reality is that High School football is some kind of cut throat in this state and if parents from school A think they can cost kids at rival school B a few victories by sending some ass clown like Brad Shipp an anonymous tip about cheating @ school B, they typically don't wait half a second to call it in.

Anonymous said...

Tongans no like investigation of Trinity

Anonymous said...

Tell me again why we signed Cliff Lee

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Take the time to read this press release and tell me again why I should take Brett Shipp seriously?

http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=895&utm_source=%40hebisd&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=districtnews&utm_source=%40hebisd&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=districtnews

Anonymous said...

Really?!?! I don't know much about how football is done in north texas but you go to small town west texas and you will be in for a suprise! It's not like the coaches were running up to them telling them which plays to run....and if so, it's not going to count for the season!!!!! IT'S PRACTICE! It's just like summer football camp! Are you saying that you pay for a football camp just to run and lift weights?!?! If you have ever been to any football event in texas you will know that moms, dads, grandparents, friends, fans, kids, cheerleaders, and yes coaches do fall under at least one of those.......THEY ALL SIT ON THE SIDELINES AND YELL! even some fans and dads do think they are the coaches!!!!!!! I think the news station might want to pick a true news story instead of bobbing for apples with a pointless story. At least now i know which news station NOT to watch!

Anonymous said...

Very few schools could withstand a real audit of their sports programs. There are just so many ways to cheat: recruiting, second athletic periods, gifts to players and coaches, grade manipulation, and of course that old bug-a-boo supplements.

Anyone waiting for any, I repeat, any UIL committee to more than white-wash is waiting for our Rail Road Commission to regulate the oil industry.

Southlake will eventually extract its pound of flesh from those four district schools who voted against them. Hide and watch. What comes around, goes around.

This is Texas for God's sake.

Anonymous said...

UIL committe may need to look real close at DHS. By the way who is going to beat the 2-8 eagletts Friday? It's that dang real grass field thats holding them back it's for the kids ya know

Anonymous said...

There's got to be something we can do to Digitally Enhance these two.

Denney Crane said...

"those that think it's a slam dunk that Steven York will get the death penalty are sadly mistaken."

I happen to agree with you counsellor. In and around Wise County, it's easier to get away with murder than to get off on a big drug case.

Anonymous said...

HS football = Idiocracy

You are all citizens

Russell said...

I want to know, if York's case isnt a slam dunk what would be, frankly he turned down the life sentence, the only thing left is death. And who could argue he doesnt deserve it for what he did, and passing on the second chance they offered. Even if he doesnt get death, he should, or he will just be the top dog in prison for killing a cop. Sad story, and probably sad ending.

Anonymous said...

Well we all have been givin the death penalty,we all are going to die.If he gets the lethal injection it's probably going to be a more humane death than most of us will have.Aint reality grand!

Anonymous said...

Everyone is fighting some kind of battle. I prefer to be cheery picked.

The Devil said...

What are "bug-a-boo supplements"?

Anonymous said...

Congrats to DHS' 9th and JV teams for more HUGE wins tonight.

Good luck tomorrow varsity.

Go Eagles!