2.09.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Man, it's cold!
  • I don't watch the Mavericks on TV, but I did hear that 70 year old color commentator Bob Ortegel was fired right in the middle of the season. "Sometimes you’ve just got to freshen things up and try some different things,” Mark Cuban said. In other words, Ortegel was fired for being old.
  • Ortegel did offer one last bit of Mavericks analysis: “I sincerely believe that if this team stays healthy that they’ve got a chance [to win a championship].” -- Check that. He was fired for being delusional.
  • Wise County government announced it would be closed today. And that announcement came Tuesday afternoon. They've now become the early-closing-entity that has de-throwned Alvord ISD.
  • I'm pretty sure I could walk out the door for an hour when Glee comes on and no one in this house would ever know I'm gone. 
  • But I'll admit I got a little nostalgic when the Glee guys started singing "Silly Love Songs" last night. And then it dawned on me that song is about 35 years old. Holy, cow. I mean, seriously. Holy, cow!!!
  • Are there 80,000 abortions a year in Texas? A Texas Republican lawmaker says so. So what would those people do it it were illegal?
  • I saw on Fox 4 that Dallas road crew had upgraded their preparedness to "Ice Force Two" because they had brought in extra trucks. Good grief. It's like DEFCON.
  • Midget Mexican wrestler in gorilla outfit gets launched. How can you not watch that?
  • The short lived required Arabic language course in Mansfield caused the whole country to go crazy. Man, I'd love to be able to speak Arabic. 
  • A Steve Martin tweet last night: "I am looking at original cue cards written by Francis Scott Key: 'Twilight’s last greaming.'"
  • The way I feel about my dog. (And that was before I took her outside last night to do her business only to have her go into a frenzy and take off chasing a blowing plastic bag down the street. That, of course, meant me chasing her in my sock feet.)
  • Get me this cutest dog in the world!
  • The 2nd Grader in the house will belt out singing "Nationwide is on your side!" on occassion. Somewhere there's an ad man smiling.
  • I got up this morning, misread the clock, went downstairs and plopped in front of the TV to check the weather, and then saw the time: 1:54 a.m.  Beating. 
  • Pete Delkus tweet this morning at around 5:00 a.m.: "snowfall totals will not be as high as i thought yesterday. drier air has moved into the system."  Uh, isn't it your job to predict that "drier air"?
  • Then he fired off another one at 7:13 a.m.: "interesting forecast issues.. the models that have done well all winter screwed this one & the one that has been terrible was dead on." This guy is a snake oil salesman, no? 
  • The State rested yesterday in the No-Body-Murder-Trial in Denton yesterday. Amazing. I'm not saying you can't be convicted if there is no body (although the chances are slime), but this case has three problems: The State hasn't proven she's dead, certainly hasn't proven that if she is dead she was murdered, and they haven't even gotten close to proving that if murdered, it is the defendant who did it. Whoever authorized this prosecution is either incompetent or a publicity hound or, more likely than not, both.  
  • And those are the strongest words I've ever had about a criminal case in my 25 years of practice. 
  • Channel 8 did a story last night on the horse hair thefts in Wise County. If you're a young Boyd girl, you might be featured.
  • Been hearing that due to the Super Bowl crowds and the weather that "blood supplies are dangerously low" so we need to donate. I think that's just a ploy to get us to donate. 
  • WBAP's Mark Davis' Dallas Morning News column is now behind a paywall. I wonder how he feels about no one reading what he writes anymore?
  • There's a little bit of controversy about New York Jets' quarterback Mark Sanchez "dating" a 17 year old. Then someone reminded me that a thirty-something Jerry Seinfeld dated a 17 year old when his sitcom was at its peak. Didn't hurt him a bit.
  • I just remembered there used to be a TV drama called Thirtysomething.
  • A fantastic list of Dallas Cowboys' Dirty Deeds.
  • I feel pretty good about today's Random Thoughts.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great pic today..

Anonymous said...

Was starting to snow when I left Rhome this morning. But not bad in Irving...

Anonymous said...

Today's thoughts...best in a while. Glad to see less sports talk.

Terminating someone because they're 'old' is not necessarily bad. If you can't change and stay up with the times, you need to move out the door and make room for young/fresh ideas and enthusiasm. And I say that as a very 'young and enthusiastic' 57 yrs old. When I quit changing and evolving, I deserve to be fired.

Don't get the hype over Glee. Seems to me to be just a bunch of gays, both male and female, dancing around and singing...not my cup o tea.

Abortions: they have always had abortions. with legalizing you only assure they're safer and not done in a back room somewhere endangering the mother's life. Keep them legal and regulated in a safe environment. They'll never be stopped, legal or not.

Pete Delkus is simply and idiot. He is the sole reason I refuse to watch channel 8 news/weather.

Thirtysomething was a great show. I loved it! and I was thirtysomething at the time.

Anonymous said...

It is cold, I have lost power twice and the General Electric wind turbines at Roscoe, Texas are operating at 20%(and dropping over the next 24 hours) in the 17 mph winds.

Anonymous said...

Normal guys are not supposed to think dogs are "cute", or want one if they think it's cute. Man up, Green!
And why are you taking (the supposedly average-looking) family dog outside without a leash?

I think I would like to see some sort of statistics about how the Super Bowl impacted the local blood supplies. Makes me think Billy Ray Valentine was randomly performing his signature kung fu maneuver while roaming through the crowd.
BRV: "That's called the "quart of blood" technique. You do that, a quart of blood will drop out of a man's body."

Did you know that the two guys hassling him in the jail cell were listed on the credits (in Trading Places) as "Big Black Guy" and "Even Bigger Black Guy"?
YEAH!!

Anonymous said...

It's not too windy here

DF Roscoe P. Coldtrain

Slime in Denton court case ?

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, here we go with the wind turbines again!
People wearing turbans in Mansfield aren't catching this much flak.
And I realize there's a difference between turbans and burnooses, but I doubt the average citizen in xenophobic Mansfield does

tmike said...

Pete Dufus duped us again! Why would anyone listen to his delusional babble. Steve McCauley is the only one at channel 8 that knows anything about weather. Dufus must have something going with Dale Hansen the way they chatter and waste time at the transition between their segments.

skitshivins said...

Defense attorneys calling prosecutors publicity hounds always makes me laugh.

Anonymous said...

Personally, i am anti-abortion. With that disclaimer, i can't help but wonder: what in the blue hell is Rick Perry thinking with the whole sonograms before abortions "emergency"? 80,000 abortions a year, that's 160,000 in a two year budget cycle like Texas. At roughly $300.00 per sonogram that's $48,000,000.00 our "anti big government"/"anti government involvement in medicine" governor wants legislation to demand get spent. a chunk of that money is going to come from public monies as many women who can afford the abortion won't be able to afford the sonogram to qualify. and all of this comes at a time when our state has record budget problems the likes of which have school districts scrambling to figure out just how many teachers they will have to lay off this summer. Maybe our state ought to let women cope with the procedure and their maker on their own and stop trying to legislate the process out of existence.

Anonymous said...

Record rainfall predicted this spring.In other news, County Judge announces all county offices will be closed in April due to possible flooding.

Anonymous said...

Is there ever not slime in the courtroon?

I was twentysomething when I watched thirtysomething.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious on how Barry can make such insightful opinions on the Denton "No-Body-Murder" case. Is he sitting in the courtroom during the trial, having all the information. Or, and this is more likely, is he reading the articles in the Denton RC and basing his opinion on that.

I always get a laugh when Barry makes his "matter of fact" statements, which are based on his opinion and lack of the complete story. But then again, isn't that what defense attorneys do?

Anonymous said...

Lets see the state is cutting money to the schools so why don't we build something else sports related @ DHS. School board must be voted out over this.

Brittany said...

Just a heads up, your link on the horse tail thieves pulls up the cute dog facebook page.

Anonymous said...

nice pic.. she blew it with the belly piercing.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the girl got caught in somebody's fish net on Lake Bridgeport.

You mean somebody use to read Mark Davis? Talk about somebody that needs to be laid off.

Are we paying those Wise County employees that never show up for work?

Anonymous said...

Delkus, he's a former pro ball player, what do you expect!

Anonymous said...

If you'll fence in your backyard, you won't have to worry about "taking" the dog out. Just "put" him out and "put" him back in again after a bit. Can't you afford a fence?

Anonymous said...

Bet the jury convicts Stobaugh. Jurors tend to go with their gut and ignore the boring "reasonable doubt" stuff. Do I think he did it? Yup. Good enuff. Might not survive on appeal though.

Anonymous said...

Great pic, au naturel is good.

Lead train your dog if you can't have a fence.

David Finfrock on 5 is the best.

I'm a normal guy and dogs are cute.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 10:25. I have two dogs, a fenced in yard, and a doggy door. They are free to come and go at will and do so without my ever having to leave my chair. Hell of a deal.

Anonymous said...

If you want to learn Arabic, then buy Rosetta Stone and start learning. I worked at a school that had 53 different languages spoken at home. We used Rosetta Stone to teach the kids English. It is the best way to learn a new language fast.

Anonymous said...

No wonder Delkus is wrong. Most models aren't highly educated, and many dropped out of high school to work the Paris runways.

Anonymous said...

why yes, you are paying for those county employees to not show up to work. For that matter, WE PAY TAXES TOO!! But, in light of that, we were TOLD to stay home. Nothing to do with not showing up to work. Its like anywhere else if you dont show up for work, you either use your vacation/comp/sick to cover those hours. When the Judge shuts it down out of common sense then, you stay at home and wait it out!

Anonymous said...

"So what would those people do it it were illegal?"

Uh, 70+% of that number would be Messkins, they never get too wrapped up in what's right and what's wrong.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You could carry the cutest dog in the world in your purse.

Obi said...

Children bursting into song or gently humming to themselves = beautiful. My Big Boy does that all the time....I think it speaks to the soul of a kid who does that. I love it. =)

Anonymous said...

You would love to speak Arabic, that's fine...but would you want to be "forced" to learn it?

And abortions will never be stopped, legal or not...though I agree with that statement, couldn't you say that about anything? People will always murder, people will always steal, people will always abuse children and the elderly...make them legal? That makes just as much sense as your argument for legal abortions.

Anonymous said...

Just because something is illegal doesn't mean it won't be done. As a medical professional, I would much prefer to see women come to a sterile environment and have a safe abortion than to a back street butcher or try to do it themselves. They will do it anyway (which i totally support by the way) so it needs to be regulated by the medical professionals. Anyone who would rather a young girl go to a sleazy guy in a back alley instead of a state of the art medical facility must be a total and complete idiot.

Anonymous said...

2:49
murder is murder even if done in a
sterile environment and have it regulated by the medical professionals. How a bout my 2 year old who is misbehaving do i still have a CHOICE?

Anonymous said...

Spoken into a tape recorder...

This is Bill. Idea to increase energy production. Have every Arab in Mansfield that wears a turban mount a mini-wind turbine on top of their heads. If we need energy, we can have them walk fast. If we need more energy, have them walk faster, or even run.

Call ERCOT!

Double Fake Bill Blazejowski

Anonymous said...

3:13
What are you saying? You want to get rid of your 2 year old

CT said...

awww, leave Delkus alone..he and Hansen are the BEST!! They crack me up. Keeping it real and funny when the news is so effing depresssssssing most nights is a good thing. Lighten up people!!

Anonymous said...

if abortions were illegal in Texas (or anywhere in the US for that matter), the affluent women who wish to terminate their pregancy ("baby killers") would just buy a plane ticket to another country were they could get their abortions. That would just leave the not-so-affluent women SOL. Then we would be in the position to provide welfare and other finacial aid to this family only to hear the so-called religous-right conservatives gripe about that.

There is no doubt that this whole conservative republican thing is dying a slow death. And, man, I am glad as hell of that. Thank God.

Anonymous said...

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10:38 PM,

"There is no doubt that this whole conservative republican thing is dying a slow death. And, man, I am glad as hell of that. Thank God."

Did you hear about the election in November? Idiot.

Further, over fifty percent of the country now realizes abortions are wrong. That percentage is only going up.

Do you ever think maybe the unborn would like a choice? Rather than death without due process?












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Anonymous said...

Yes pomeranians are the cutest dogs.

Anonymous said...

Anti-abortion people have got to be the most hateful and holier-than-thou people on earth. If you don't want your 2 yr old let someone have him who wants him. Until the baby is viable outside the uterus, there is always a choice. That's a fact of life/death. My body, MY CHOICE.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if you had made a right choice in the first place we would not be having this conversation!

Anonymous said...

What about the baby's choice?

And are any of you aware that for every $1 the county employees contribute to their 401K, the county matches with $2? As told to me by a county employee. Is your employer that generous? Mine does not match anything. Glad the county is so well taken care of.

Anonymous said...

Heard about the last election and idiot does come to mind