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3.18.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • A car hit a cow this morning on 287 just south of the Saginaw cutoff. Hitting a cow at any time is not good. Hitting a cow on a freeway is triple not good. 
  • And another.
  • The "monster truck" involved in the strip club parking lot death was ridiculous. 
  • And the media is bending over backwards to make sure we all know the victim did not work at the strip club. But we all know that nothing good comes from being in a strip club parking lot at 2:00 a.m. on a Thursday morning. On a Saturday morning maybe. But not on a Thursday. 
  • Posting will be slow today since I'm engaged in "family time." I suggested the Dallas Arboretum and got royally poo poo'd. 
  • Beat down: Having a piece of ice fall to the floor out of the freezer and not immediately being able to spot it. That's something you've got to track down. 
  • TCU's baseball team started the season #1 in the nation and then promptly lost 5 of its first 15 games.
  • I finally got around to putting the broken down Family Truckster on Craig's List. You know what happens when you are honest and tell people that it is not drivable and then price it ridiculously low? You get money thrown at you hand over fist, that's what. It sold within 24 hours to a couple of guys that showed up with a trailer to haul it away. 
  • They weren't particularly interested in me giving them the title. They are probably going to use it in some bank robbery today.
  • Mohammed Reza was convicted of a sexual offense in Wise County in 2009 and sentenced to 15 years. His conviction was affirmed by the Fort Worth Court of Appeals late yesterday. (And I would link to the Messenger story back when he was convicted but I can't because their redesign has jacked up all their archives.)
  • President Obama announces his picks for the womens's NCAA Tournament today. Prediction: He chooses Baylor and specifically mentions Britney Griner. Edit: I'm done with him! He picked UConn to beat Baylor in the finals.
  • And, yeah, he'll be criticized for not taking action in the Middle East where unrest, especially in Libya, continues. But for once, I'm glad the U.S. isn't sticking its nose in everyone else's business. 
  • Channel surfing last night and came across a Ranger's exhibition/preseason game. I lasted 10 seconds before boredom set in. 
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn't an independent advocate for the league -- he's an agent of the owners who pay him a shocking $10 million a year. (And his publicity stunt of cutting his salary to $1 during the lockout only highlights this fact.)
  • Channel 8 weather gal Coleen Coyle is pretty cute. I'm not sure how I've missed her. 
  • The Liberally Lean Tourney ended up with right at 200 entries. After day one, five of you got 14 of 16 picks correct. Standings.
  • I'm pretty sure Decatur lawyer Mark "The Decatur Hammer" Howell and I will provide a gift card to the winner.  How's that for commitment?
  • South by Southwest even makes the cover of a hip New York newspaper.

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

LUCKIEST....HIGH SCHOOL....STUDENT....EVER!!

Anonymous said...

Well,all I am gonna say on the "And Another" She was a Anatomy teacher and was giving after school tutoring using her body for the modle!!! You tell me any run of the mill 17 year oldwouldnt Hit that if it was offered!!!

I'd hit it in a minute!!!!

Anonymous said...

I know it's early - shouldn't the last sentence in the first bullet be hitting a "cow" on a freeway?

Anonymous said...

Beat down of the week....

Decatur School Board!

For some reason they seem to be a confused group!

Anonymous said...

The Messenger has a great article about the decatur laptop program. I must hand it to the super for leading the way for technoiogy in the district. Well done!
Most would not have the courage to push forward.

Anonymous said...

Re the second Random Thoughts item:

Now, let's see if I read it accurately:

1. She is an anatomy teacher.
2. She is caught partially nekkid with a student under the age of majority.
3. She has thrown her used condoms out the window (littering).
4. She has given the underage lad the Devil's Brew (beer).
5. They are illegally parked in a Handicapped Space.

Gosh, you couldn't make up stuff better than this. Cries out for Movie of the Week. Cast Lindsay Lohan and Justin Bieber. Please have The Lifetime Channel send my production checks in care of Barry.

My Other Brother Darryl

House of York said...

The Dallas Arboretum rocks.

In regards to the sale of the family truckster, surely, you had the buyer sign a very elaborate Bill of Sale with a specified time frame on the buyer changing the title over.

Anonymous said...

SXSW is the biggest thing in the history of ever man.

Candance said...

I'm trying to think of what little girls like to do, but for the past two years all I've heard is, "Drop me off at the mall and don't make eye contact," which, of course prompts me to roll down the window and scream, "I love you, Baby Girl! Don't talk to boys!" which in turn makes her fall down. It's awesome.

Frank Buck Zoo is always fun-no matter how old you are!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the Dallas Arboretum beautiful place to spend the day.

Arthur said...

Car v. cow makes me think of Delmar's line in "O, Brother, Where Art Thou?": "Oh, George, not the livestock."

I give the Dallas Arboretum three thumbs up.

Coleen Coyle is definitely underrated. Get rid of Pete Doofus and move her or any other of the WFAA Wx humans into that slot.

Anonymous said...

And, yeah, he'll be criticized for not taking action in the Middle East where unrest, especially in Libya, continues. But for once, I'm glad the U.S. isn't sticking its nose in everyone else's business.

Reply:

Laziest...President....Ever!

Why haven't the Dem's at least capitalised on the Japan crisis?

Hell, NO'bamma could be charging them a crap load of $$ to help them out...like a trillion dollars, and we could lower our debt to 13 trillion $$.

If this were Bush....like after Katrina...the media would be riding his arse.

Anonymous said...

That oil in the middle east is our business. Especially as long the communist groups like PETA and other environmental wacko's donate millions to the Dem's to keep us from drilling on our own land, we will need that oil overseas.

Anonymous said...

Oh no MIllie!!

You got a way from me and I couldn't find you....now you got runned over.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"And she cares about her students."
Well apparently!

Anonymous said...

The Dallas Arboretum: I guess 10,000 gays can't be wrong.

Anonymous said...

What is SXSW?

Anonymous said...

Dollars to donuts that says the 17 year old with the teacher was colored.

Rage

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Mr.LL, etal,

Check out the top two "weatherhumans" on the Dallas Observer Blog (01/12/2011).
Personally, I think Colleen is choice.. the Fiona pose is getting old, but I'd still smash that!

Yum Yum

Diggler said...

Why I doid not pick morehead??? I wish I had morehead.

Anonymous said...

I wish she was a teacher from DISD they it would be for the Kids you know. If she was a football coach the it would be OK and keep her job.

Anonymous said...

"Where were these teachers when I was in High Scool???"

-Ugly Sexually Frustrated High School kid

Anonymous said...

It gets better: the teacher was married with two kids.

http://www.gadailynews.com/national/63897-married-teacher-carrie-shafer-facing-sex-charges-after-being-caught-partially-naked-with-student.html

What's the deal with these women? There was a similar story in Colorado recently--

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20031824-504083.html

Anonymous said...

9:25 You are pitifully misinformed.
PETA is not an environmental organization, it is an animal rights group (a bad one at that).No one is keeping us from drilling on our own lands, ask Devon, in fact they can drill on your land without your permission unless you have the mineral rights. We import 20% of our oil from Canada, 10% from Mexico, both are our bordering neighbors, 17% comes from Saudi Arabia (our firends) and 4% from the other middle east countries. South American countries make up the other 7% of imported oil. I will pull a wordkyle here and ask for examples of donations to democrats to stop the oil drilling.
Uncle Wally

Rage said...

If this were Bush....like after Katrina...the media would be riding his arse.

Really? You think not helping our own citizens is the same as not invading a foreign country?

You're one of mzchief's students, aren't you?

Anonymous said...

There was this one in East Texas, too--
http://www.tylerpaper.com/article/20110312/NEWS01/303129993

Anonymous said...

Iran will be glad to see the U.S. is now timid to get involved. Nice to know when your most ardent enemy's "big brother" moves out of town, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

See!

Decatur has a good supt. leading the way in technology. I am glad we have a visionary leader who would push for this program and make it happen for our children. Way to go Decatur! He deserves the raise for sure.

Anonymous said...

All of these comments about the Decatur school board and only about 20 people showed up at the library for the meeting with the supt. If you really care, show up in force at the school board meeting on Tuesday night (3-22)at Young elementary. This is when all the cuts will be discussed. See YOUR board in action!!!

nate555 said...

I put a VW beetle, no engine, rusting out, gutted out on CL ($50)and it sold in a couple of hours.

Jack Daniels said...

Today's pics----Choice!

Anonymous said...

Don't be to hard on O'Bammy. I think it might be against sharia
law for a muslim to pick a Baptist
to win anything.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Going back to Colleen - She's on Saturday mornings along with a couple other ladies.

On another station - Am I the only one who gets a stirring from Deborah Ferguson... something about her eyes and hairstyle... ahhhhhh...

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Ferlin. You rawked.

Anonymous said...

I noticed in the Messenger that the two running for relection on the DISD board are running unopposed. I read how everyone is not happy with but no one runs against them so they must not be that bad. I am not on the board nor do I want to be, I may not agree with them on everything but I appreciate their time and effort.

Anonymous said...

Who wants cuts.....

We want a raise like they gave the big guy!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lucky kid....
and you spoke to soon barry......we will be involved in Libya..............We just need to send in John Rambo

Anonymous said...

The Decatur Board news could be worse!

Three could be running for reelection!

Anonymous said...

I've been on the Colleen Coyle bandwagon ever since she first got here. I would like to see them bump Greg Fields and make her the permanent AM weather gal. And don't accuse me of being racist for preferring the white chick...I'm just a guy!
She has a totally grown-up (meaning "legal") kind of Dakota Fanning thing going on. It doesn't show so much from the pic you linked to, but it more obvious on TV

You have to reaaaallly stay on top of the ice falling from the freezer. Next thing you know, you've got a giant puddle of water washing toy cars across the linoleum. Disaster!

Anonymous said...

So Barry, I guess you're out doing something with the fam. HOW SELFISH!! There are those of us sitting in cubicles waiting for a diversion, and yet you provide no updates for us today. Argh!

Anonymous said...

The current supt had nothing to do with the technology over spending. That was the previous guy.

Did you notice no data showing improved performance, just comments about a good feeling!!!!!!!

The taxpayer isn't going to feel too good trying to sustain this boondoggle.

PS: Wonder just how many attendees were actually considering One to One in this current financial climate? Probably they were just enjoying being away from their home district.

Anonymous said...

The Kentcuky teacher is a monster, a reprobate, a devil...


She was parked in a handicapped spot.

Anonymous said...

RE: "But for once, I'm glad the U.S. isn't sticking its nose in everyone else's business."

Well, I'm not sure how you missed it, but just yesterday Obama was successful in pushing through a UN Security Council resolution authorizing military intervention in Libya. And just a few hours ago Obama was on my teevee threatening to start bombing if Libya didn't comply with a long list of Obama's demands.

How in the world does this not qualify as "sticking its nose in everyone else's business"?? Or maybe you were being sarcastic?

Anonymous said...

Skippy must be getting his news from NPR.

Anonymous said...

Who IS up for re-election on the DISD board?

Anonymous said...

There is a guy in Bport that drives a black Dodge like that;says that it makes him feel like he's normal height.

Anonymous said...

9:06, Bet you wouldnt say that to his face.

Anonymous said...

Alan White and Dr. Alling terms are up for DISD board.

Anonymous said...

Take the kids to Six Flags.

Anonymous said...

Obama said it is time for Change.......

Decatur board????

Anonymous said...

Are Mrs Baker and Mrs Rochelle from DHS circa 1980's still alive?

Not that reading the "and another" feature reminded me of them. Well, it did, but not for that reason. Anybody know how they're doing?

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Baker passed away several years ago from breast cancer. Mrs Roselle and her huband Ken were living in Weatherford last I heard. I believe Ken still works at WCM here in Decatur. Nice to see someone remembering their "old" HS teachers! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

906, maybe the top of his head....

Anonymous said...

Is Luttrull still on the Decatur board?

I heard he moved

Anonymous said...

Yo Howard!

Bleachers or kids/teachers?

A no brainer!

Think again!

Anonymous said...

No teacher means you can't have a football team. No Pass No Play.

Come on school board y'all said it's for the kids when you ran so let make it for the kids education for a change.

Anonymous said...

So help me God, if fall comes and there is artificial turf on any of DISD's playing fields after DISD folks have lost their living due to cuts, I will personally lead a rollback petition! That petition will include the removal of all administrators expect one principal per campus and will also call for cutting the superintendent's salary to half of what he was earning when he was hired! It will also call for removal of the current AD and cutting the coaching staff to half of what it is today.
I am really beginning to wonder if our ELECTED officials (who are supposed to represent the community) are even playing with a full deck! Guess we will see come fall.

Anonymous said...

It is all about priorities.
Any Questions?

Anonymous said...

It may take turf to teach ya'all

Anonymous said...

It may take a rollback to do the teaching, 6:10!

Anonymous said...

12:56
My kids are grown, and I no longer live in the DISD, but I do have to wonder, have you been going to the board meetings and asking questions?

If you feel that these are such looming issues, why not push for them now? If these things need to happen, what difference does turf make?

I don't disagree with your points; I just don't undestand why it will take turf being installed to get you to take action...

CT said...

turf, turf, and more talk of turf..

it's getting realllllly old....

just sayin..sigh

agreed with 10:54, though. If you are unhappy with DISD school board and their actions, tell 'em now, don't wait until the turf arrives!!

Anonymous said...

10:54 and 11:53 - the disd board alreay knows how opposed the citizens are to the turf. It was voted NO in a big way, remember?
Yet, they continue to talk turf. Why?
Stupidity?
Well, lets see if they are truly stupid or if they can understand what is right for the students (all of them)in the district. If they continue to show their stupidity at the cost of other students' educations, well then, a rollback is in order. Their call, completely.