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12.31.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • The Dallas Morning News is calling for a moratorium on the death penalty. Finally, these times they are a changin'.(Although they sure did bury it within a list of priorities.)
  • The Big 12 sure isn't showing up in the Bowl Games this week: Baylor lost, Kansas State lost (on a salute in the end zone), and Nebraska shockingly lost to Washington. 
  • The UConn women's team lost last night which means #2 Baylor could move to #1 (which really doesn't seem fair because UConn squeaked by Baylor earlier this year.) And I admit that it's sad I have to resort to women's basketball.
  • I use Ctrl + z a lot. Edit: Holding down the Crtl key and clicking on the z key creates an "undo". Whether it be in a Word document or on a blog, if you delete something accidentally and then immediately hit Ctl+z, your mistake will be "undone". 
  • Jarhead had a pretty touching "year in review" post yesterday. 
  • Saw on Fox 4 this morning that Triple A will offer to pick you up and tow your car tonight for free if you are within a 10 mile radius of your home.  A little odd. 
  • Dallas DA Craig Watkins fired seven prosecutors. Some wonder if it is because they lean Republican. With that guy, I wouldn't doubt it. 
  • Mrs. LL discovered "The Real Housewives of [Whatever]" last night. Uh oh. 
  • And the 7th Grader has discovered "Toddlers & Tiaras".
  • The fact that the New Mexico governor is on TV even talking about potentially pardoning Billy the Kid is more proof of Idiocracy.
  • The Star-Telegram has an article on Bridgeport graduate and TCU Safety Colin Jones today.
  • I caught a couple of minutes of the Jay Leno monologue last night -- I hadn't watched him in over a year. Those jokes are absolutely awful
  • I got a good report on the new Mexican restaurant off the square in Decatur.
  • There was some type of photo-shoot going on in an abandoned lot near my office yesterday. There was a crew of about 10 and they kept carrying saddles in and out of there. It might have had something to do with a western wear catalog shoot. (Sorry, no hot models.)
  • Just heard on Fox 4: "One prosecutor I talked to said he can't remember anyone being killed on a No Refusal Weekend." Huh? Even without the mandatory blood draw, all of those people would have still been arrested. No Refusal has nothing to do with it.







26 comments:

Anonymous said...

The DMN call for a ban on the death penalty only extends to those who do the killing. It does not, unfortunately, extend to those who get killed...who get the same death penalty, only it hurts more and they don't get a fair trial or chance to tell anyone goodbye. To heck with those victims, we need to focus on making sure the killers aren't killed.

Anonymous said...

"And I admit that it's sad I have to resort to women's basketball."

RESORT TO? What a slap! I'd bet there have been plenty of women attorneys who have kicked your male butt in the courtroom. I'd even further bet that there were plenty of girls who could have (and probably did) wipe the basketball court with your little "superior" male ego back in the day when you thought you were the hot athlete for BHS!

What's SAD is that you evidently still have major ego pangs from those whippings!!
HAHAHAHA!!

Anonymous said...

What? You actually allowed someone to watch something besides news or sports in your house? Glad they're finally overruling you on occasion.

Anonymous said...

Toddler and Tiaras is addicting, and I feel guilty for even watching it. I am fascinated by the moms and the psychology of it all. I will stop watching when I see just ONE pageant mom who isn't over a deuce. The correlation is stunning. What's happening to the kids is so sad. You can see MASSIVE issues in their infancy...literally.

Anonymous said...

Tom Vandergriff was truly Mr. Arlington. Never gave up on bringing major league baseball to North Texas. A gentleman.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

The photo shoot was for www.nrsworld.com. NRS is the catalog and website that is a part of David's Western Store in Decatur. There were hot models, they had them hidden so they wouldn't reveal all of the new Spring Clothing line. :)

wordkyle said...

I don't even know what Ctrl+Z is used for.

Anonymous said...

Eons ago I sat next to Mr. Vandergriff at a Rangers Game. Lovely man. And yes, what a legend within the city of Arlington.

Anonymous said...

A moritorium is not a final ban! But lets do take steps to be sure we aren't executing the wrong guy....especially in Dallas!

In modern America an accusation is proof of guilt regardless of the facts.

Texas has earned a reputation of not having fair trials largely due to the politics of the DA......conviction rate (regardless of accuracy)is important for re-election.

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace, Tom Vandergriff.

Anonymous said...

RFMT = Hey now!

Anonymous said...

Stop promoting Jarhead's crap BG. If we wanted to read his BS, we would log into his blog!

Anonymous said...

Good points 10:14. The DAs don't really care about justice and the public is ready to stone anyone who is accused of a crime, conviction or not. And many convictions are erroneous as well. The public is naive and gullible to think our court system is anywhere close to just and equitable or even accurate.

Anonymous said...

Can't stand that Nebraska coach

Jarhead said...
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wordkyle said...

BG, I know you normally don't get involved in Comments, but what does Ctrl+Z do?

Anonymous said...

She could wipe down my stool any day.

Wait a minute--that doesn't read quite right. . . . gotta bail . . . (sound of shotgun racking) . . . BOOM

DF Expo

Anonymous said...

I can't watch Leno or Letterman and I really liked Letterman at one time. Jimmy Fallon, tho, is great and I expected his show to suck.

Anonymous said...

A few years ago I went with some friends to a charity event in Arlington. While there I was introduced to Judge Vandergriff. I could not think of anything terribly bright to say so I asked him how cool it was to have your statue at the ballpark. He said something like "it's o.k. but I'd surely trade it for a pennant." I'm glad he lived to see the pennant and got to keep the statue.

Anonymous said...

Hey Wordkyle google it that should help you out alot BG must too cool to talk or answer you.. He may have a gold spoon stuck up his wimpy little jogging @#$!!! LMAO

mzchief said...

* Tom Vandergriff was, most assuredly, an old school, GENTLEMAN and one of the most self-less people I have ever met.

* Thanks for finally sharing the Ctrl + Z trick. I really could have avoided a couple dozen major heartbreaks/meltdowns had you shared this tidbit with us 5-7 years ago.

* Toddlers & Tiaras may be one of the greatest indicators that society has been mired in Idiocracy for longer than any of us truly knows.

wordkyle said...

430 - I googled before I asked, but didn't really understand the explanations. Our host showed how really cool he is by answering on the big boy page. Don't be mean to the person throwing the party. (Thanks, counselor. Happy New Year.)

xocheeta said...

Come on Barry, I taught Ctrl "Z" to 2nd graders in the computer lab!
Ctrl Z = Undo.
Ctrl C = Copy highlighted text.
Ctrl V = Paste highlighted text.
You can actually Ctrl Z 27 times in MS Word, continually going back to your previous entries.

Anonymous said...

Judge Tom Vandergriff - a good and great man of honesty..........are there any of these left in this world?

Rest in peace, good man!

Anonymous said...

Jarhead, I don't know who you are, but I enjoy you post. I too have learned happiness is right in front of me. I like your politics and humor. We need to have a beer sometime. Stay thirsty my friends

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the computer lesson, xocheeta! Computers weren't invented when I was in school, so any help you can give us oldsters is appreciated. I had no idea.....thanks. It would be nice if people such as barry would actually answer when we have a question on this blog. Might make it informative once in a while.