11.15.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • A 14 year old in Denton drives drunk and kills a 14 year old passenger?
  • Weird Facebook description of what happened to a Bridgeport High graduate who is about my age: "He was found wandering in a neighbor's yard at around 6:00 am. He was barefoot and not making sense. They called the ambulance and he collapsed and stopped breathing. Ericka said they started CPR and that took so long that it broke his ribs. His body temp was 85. He is on a ventilator now and has abdominal bleeding. They are care flighted him to JPS Then Ericka had also reported yesterday afternoon his kidneys had completely shut down..........."
  • NASCAR: I really couldn't care less about the "sport" but its scoring system for The Chase is silly. Jimmy Johnson, who is in second place must win the last race AND lead the most laps in order to win the championship. Dumb.
  • An oldie but goodie: Clumsy groomsman causes splash (although some people think it's fake.)
  • Jessica Simpson is engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson. Uh, who's Eric Johnson?
  • Got to hear a tense lesson about "plagiarism" last night within the Family Unit. At least is started with the kid asking if it was alright to do what she did for her homework assignment. 
  • I don't know anything about the Pacquiao fight at Cowboys' Stadium on Saturday night other than he threw 1,060 punches. Uh, that's a lot isn't it? (And this is what you look like after being on the receiving end of those punches.)
  • Before we all decide the Cowboys have turned things around, we might want to tap the brakes. Take away the 100+ yard interception return for a TD which amounts to a 14 point swing, and that game is completely different. 
  • I'd of been a little scared if I were in Giants Stadium when the lights went out. Edit: Bloody brawl in the stands. 
  • Mrs. LL is still gimped up with her wrists. She'll have to undergo one test, which I think is just a formality, before they/we decide about surgery. 
  • MADD wants ignition interlock devices installed in all vehicles. Amazingly, I bet that happens one of these days. (It's not illegal to drink and then drive. It's illegal to drink, become intoxicated, then drive.)
  • A Fiona "Hey, Now"
  • Boise State is going to end up jumping TCU in the BCS after Boise beats Nevada. (Sorry, Jarhead.) 
  • The First Baptist Church of Dallas unveils plans for a fountain that makes me ask "WWJD?"



43 comments:

Anonymous said...

So the Cowboys get a 14 point turnaround on the interception? Thats football.... The same thing happened to the cowboys in the Tennessee game... so should the Cowboys get that loss back?

Anonymous said...

LOVED the one Cowboy who said he hit the "turf" and covered up! Said the lights went out and he was in New York! haha.. Don't blame that guy one bit! In fact, he was probably smart to do as he did!!

Anonymous said...

they wont get dwi interlocks anytime soon. that would cut way to deep into the revenue stream. and put alot of madd employees out of work.

Anonymous said...

Churches are out of their own element. Why must these organizations get tax breaks when it's obvious they only exist to recruit more members to get more money? Regardless if you believe in God or not, this kind of money spent on yard decoration is a joke. What about mission trips, feeding the weak, and clothing homeless? Oh well, the fountain will inspire the broke to give their last dollar to the church I guess.
Does GOd, Muhammed, or Buddah care if you worship/gather in a place with a fountain? How about a really big steeple? Does God have trouble knowing where you are? Maybe runway lights are in order... Oh wait Kenneth Copeland already has his own airport!

Learning a Little Law said...

Well, I'm sure First Baptist will let homeless people shower in their "Bellagio" fountain so that it serves some public good, right?

Ugh. As a Christian, things like this make it easy to understand why some people hate Christians.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Johnson does not have to win and lead the most laps to win the championship. He could still win even if he accomplishes neither, depending on how the other contenders perform in the race.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have a name on the "Bridgeport" man?? Just asking....

Anonymous said...

You can rationalize all you want, but don't discount the fact that the Cowboys dominated all aspects of the game. They ran the ball somewhat effectively. They were actually throwing down the field, instead of just dinking and dunking. And this was against a very good defense.
If the Giants had scored instead of being intercepted and scored on, the rest of the game would have been affected by that.
Last week I said that Garrett would restore discipline and accountability, and that there would be better effort (but not necessarily wins) very soon. The only part of that I (happily) got wrong was about the wins. The biggest reason they weren't winning is because the head coach wasn't pushing them to perform to their best abilities. This team has plenty of talent and can be competitive the rest of the season. They may have already knocked themselves out of the playoffs, but at least they can play like they give a !@#$ for a coach who cares enough to make them accountable (ask MBIII about that). He probably doesn't deserve the moniker of "red-headed genius", either seriously or derisively, but he deserves a shot to be the head coach

Anonymous said...

"...architecturally, point people to Christ."

Did he really say that with a straight face?

When people marvel at what happens naturally, like, oh...a waterfall or the ocean, and say "Jesus, that's impressive!" they may actually be thinking of Jesus. When they look at this thing and say "Jesus, that's...(fill in the blank)" it's just a figure of speech. The preacher needs to learn the difference

RPM said...

I loves me some Fiona.
That's all I have to say about that.

Jarhead said...
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Anonymous said...

LSU and Oregon will play in the Title game!!!!

Answers? I don't know the questions. said...

9:04

You are certainly entitled to your opinion but why do people take something that a single church does as an indictment of all churches? Why do people indict all preachers for the actions of one?

That opinion that you're entitled to, seems to be useful to an agenda that you're already committed to.

Also, one thing that I can guarantee you is that Buddha and Mohamed don't care about any of this but God does because He is alive and the other two are deader than mackerels.

Jack Daniels said...

So who's in charge over there at FBC Dallas? Must be Jim Bakker. When are they starting on the amusement park for God?
Gotta love those self righteous Baptist.

Anonymous said...

A?IDNTQ
Mackerels are alive and well and plentiful in the oceans of the world as are good ideas and teachings that have nothing to do with God or Christianity! Good people can and do come from many backgrounds and religions; I think you need to review your life since it is obvious you judge the worth of people based solely on their religion.

Anonymous said...

Just be careful who you judge. God doesn't like that either!

Anonymous said...

9:04
How can you "guarantee" God is alive and Mohamed and Buddha are dead?
Just curious

Answers? I don't know the questions. said...

Time will tell if my guarantee is accurate. I can wait.

Anonymous said...

On December 21 2012 we will all know the answer...guaranteed.

Answers? I don't know the questions. said...

11:59

At least you're consistent. lol

Anonymous said...

Who is the man from Bridgeport? I am also from that generation and would like to know if an old friend needs help.

Anonymous said...

This is nothing new. I/We want a beautiful fountain at our church, and so I/we pretend like it is all for "the glory of God".

Anonymous said...

Here is the Shipley kid last week.

http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttheloop?feature=mhum#p/u/19/GO7O4AvuuZg

Football guru

Anonymous said...

9:56 - every church has "gimmicks" to get folks inside. The Dallas First United Methodist Church (maybe competing with FBC) (?) is doing a huge building program and their rationale is "outreach"... - in looking at the proposed additions, they look more like comfort than outreach.

Anonymous said...

This Is originally known as "9:04"
To Answers?,

Time will not tell us anything if God is alive or other supernaturals are alive, dead, real imagined, etc... Because in time, we all die.

I didn't single out any one church. The story was about FBC-Dallas, and I also integrated Ken "The Con" Copeland. I will be happy to comment on Joseph Smith, Moses, any authors of the holy canon, Buddah, Mohammed, Farakhan, Osama, Obama, Bush, Jesus, God, Darwin, The Red Cross, Komen Foundation, etc... Everyone of them is associated with a tale of hypocrisy. The story was about FBC-Dallas, and they are spending crazy amounts of money on a luxury. A fountain. Then I recognized that FBC is a church. and then I remembered that they are not the only church that spends money in a stupid manner. And then I remembered that Copeland is a good example and is just down the road with a runway... Then I wrote a comment.

I don't have an agenda that includes taking money from people, promising an afterlife and never having to deliver while not paying taxes on my fountain.

Please show us how this is money well spent for the betterment of humanity. Or at least explain how this is going to enrich the visitors to this church with a connection to God.

Furthermore, the muslims, as well as other faiths teach their followers that their supernatural is real. You were taught and believe that yours is real. What makes one right? What makes the other wrong?

Answers? I don't know the questions. said...

It's interesting that I gave my OPINION and some JUDGED it to be judgmental. Anyone, including me, can believe whatever they choose. That doesn't make their belief the truth. I don't back away from my opinion or my faith. As I stated earlier, I BELIEVE time will tell and I am content with that.

Anonymous said...

Jar:
I would love to see your theory proven wrong, because I would be ecstatic if TCU played for a national championship. It could happen if Auburn loses to Bama. However, if your theory is correct - and I believe it's a mostly valid theory - the glaring result is that the entire nation would see how corrupt the BCS is, and maybe it would spark a revolution in the national title system

Anonymous said...

Answers must be Church of Christ. They are the only ones that will make it in to heaven, the rest of us are pagans.

Anonymous said...

People people,all answers will be answered shortly after the plate is passed around.

Anonymous said...

Jesus,I'd like to know what those two chicks do later on.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget your guarantee, Answers. I think that's more than an opinion, bud.

Jack Daniels said...

Any bets on how long it will be till the Paradise mini-mega church has a fountain?

Anonymous said...

How frustrating that Barry did not say who it was and is not in the hospital. I am very concerned because I too am around that age and went to BHS. We're Facebook friends with so many of the same people, but I am unable to get on Facebook at work to find anything out. Doesn't anyone out there know who this is? Barry, why did you post something where you leave off such a big detail?

Anonymous said...

Erick Blaylock

House of York said...

WOW 3:56. Does anyone know what was wrong with him to cause it all?

Anonymous said...

Maybe prescription pain pills were involved, York?

Anonymous said...

2:15 - I am not a member of the church of Christ, but I DO have great respect for them. Their services are reverent with the focus on Christ, not comfort or the hoopla of the world to "pack them in"......they also are great musicians, singing in the purest manner without the aid of drums, guitars, and with few trappings of the secular. I admire them.

Simplicity is good and much LESS complicated.

Jarhead said...
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liz said...

I0:21--11:55--1:53

I think you are the same person

A guarantee is more than an opinion
and you did say guarantee

Belief is not the same as faith which you also have used. If you believe then you have all the answers. Doubt is not the opposite of faith, it is an element of faith.

11:22 I would really like to meet you .......Wise words...thank you

Anonymous said...

I played tight end for the San Francisco 49ers for a number of years then went to New Orleans for my last season. My numbers aren't that great in football but I did graduate from Yale.

Double Fake Eric Johnson

Anonymous said...

And to think god will accept wife beating ass. chiefs into the gates of heaven. Only those in gods mini church will believe. Your day will come.!

Anonymous said...

Organized religion keeps child molesters gainfully employed.

Anonymous said...

I'm kind of on board with u on Fiona being a hot. At first I wasnt impressed. Side note: she kinda looks like a p@rn star named Alanna Ackerman