3.17.2011

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • "Pilates" and "Pirates" should rhyme.
  • Today Samsung releases a computer that is lighter than the Macbook Air. But, in a twist, it is more expensive.
  • A traffic control light will installed on 380 and Business 380 by the Sheriff's Office? 
  • Political junkies: I love Congressman Anthony Weiner (D - New York) who goes on Sean Hannity and just beats him senseless.
  • When the news came out about the crazy guy that abducted the Perrin lady and burned her house down, I thought about a possible connection to the missing Perrin teen mom from last summer who I've written about. And although that's a stretch, law enforcement now want to talk to him about it.
  • Saw a shot of a helicopter trying to dump water on one of the nuclear reactors in Japan. That looked like a very futile act.
  • I think Mrs. LL is about to kill the family cat. Whoever out there told me that that type of cat would be a holy terror, you were absolutely right. 
  • And the other night she was in the kitchen just fixated on one location on the ceiling. Wasn't there a scene like that in Poltergeist or some other horror movie (except it involved a dog)?
  • Twitpic of Greg "The Hammer" Williams asleep this morning in a hotel in Surprise, Arizona. As the caption says, "Crime scene?"
  • If you haven't seen the baby who is both scared and entertained by his mother blowing her nose (I know, weird), you have to see it. One of the cutest things you'll ever watch.
  • Hip Hop guy Nate Dogg died yesterday, and I felt out of the loop because I had no idea who he was. Then I felt at least 1% of hipness when I discovered I knew the song Regulate that he was featured in. 
  • Those Lake Highland parents who are getting fined by their homeowner's association for their noisy toddler seem to really like the attention. 
  • During the last NFL work stoppage in the 1980s, I was 100% behind the owners. This time around, I'm in the players' corner.  Edit: And the next person that says "millionaires fighting billionaires" gets tased. 
  • Idea for a cartoon I had last night: A swimming and talking breaded fishstick.
  • 23 year old stripper from Granbury killed by monster truck in club parking lot in Dallas. If this is her Facebook page (name, age, and high school match up), the slogan of "I'm the master of my fate" was woefully untrue. Edit: A commentor points out that the story doesn't identify her as a stripper and just states she was in the parking lot. Duly noted. (And Fox 4 has some pictures.) Edit #2: Fox 4 reports her friends and family members say she not employed by the club. 




59 comments:

Anonymous said...

Choosing between billionaire owners and millionaire players is a tough call.........but Jerry Jones tips the balance.....I'm with the players.

Anonymous said...

Barry, beginning to feel for you! You may have taken on too much for an old geezer......two preteens (precious, but still preteens) a dog and a cat. Close to overload.

Anonymous said...

Should have know you would like Anthony Weiner. Being a liberal, you probably are in love with Debbie Wasserman Schultz! They are both idiots and grandstanders!

Anonymous said...

Bring it, Green!
I'll sue your (square) pants off

Triple Fake Spongebob

Anonymous said...

instead of installing traffic lights every where, why dont drivers just pull their head out of their ass?

Anonymous said...

Barry, you assume too much.

The article never said the girl was a dancer at the strip club. For all you know, she could have been a bartender or a waitress there.

Anonymous said...

A+ on todays pic Mr. Green

Anonymous said...

9:01 I agree. They're either too old to be driving or are texting while driving. Idiots...

BG, get RID of the cat!

wordkyle said...

You need to explain the thing about the cartoon. And I mean explain a lot. Potential clients read this blog, counselor. If you lose their case, it's sure to come up during their appeal. ("Your Honor, he kept saying something about a talking fish stick...")

mzchief said...

* Just think how someone, new to the US, feels about "Taco" and "Waco" not rhyming.

* I give Anthony Weiner a pass for being an arse. I cannot imagine how horrible, regardless of how appropriate, it must have been growing up with the name "Weiner." Watching Hannity and Weiner would be too much of a beating for me to be able to get any satisfaction out of one beating the other.

* If that is a photo of Greggo, he needs to get better friends.

* Vidoes of laughing babies always make me smile.

* WOW! Millionaires and Billionaires gritching about who gets what size slice of the Billion Dollar NFL pie, put together by working stiffs who are, for the most part, living pay-check to pay-check or have not funded their own retirement. We are living IDIOCRACY.

CT said...

Amen, Mz! Our police, fire, EMS and teaching personnel should make tons more money than these crazy fools who own football teams (who mostly received their money through inheritance, and not working a day for it, or the guys on the field who mostly can't even spell the word football. Crazy world we live in.

Anonymous said...

Did you notice what appears to be a piercing in the pic's waist area? What's up with that? Although, I must admit it would be kind of cool to have little hooks to hang your pants on and keep them from sliding down. No more need for belts or suspenders.

christine.evans279 said...

Your fishstick comment made me laugh. too bad there's already a british kid on youtube doing something similar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjoG1UYt10Y

Anonymous said...

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/03/casey-the-bully-breaking-zangief-kid-gets-street-fighter-remix/

Anonymous said...

Hasnt Obama done a good job so for? Oh, and as we speak. Married the wrong person BG, should have been obama.

Anonymous said...

How many of you Republicans made less this year than before Obama was elected? Plus, there are more millionaires now than there ever has been. So, what exactly has Obama done wrong again?

Rage

mzchief said...

To CT...
You make an excellent point. Overpaid prima donnas playing a GAME wanting more, more, more and more are repugnant. Where are the representatives for the FANS of NFL who should be negotiating cutting the price of tickets and/or snacks at the stadiums?

I do not have a problem with what teachers are paid. They elected to enter a career field in which they are basically seasonal workers for only 10 months out of the year. According to TEA, teachers are required to work 187 days a year during the 10 months. Average Texas teacher's salary is $41,744 which averages to be $223.23 per workday. That does not include any pension and/or insurance benefits. If teachers hate their work environment, they need to do the math and find another job where they are paid as well for showing up somewhere that is, typically, safe, temperature controlled where and they are rarely held accountable for their individual performance.

Law enforcement, need to be paid like our lives depend on it. Unless, as a law enforcement officer, I was granted the right to taser anyone and everyone who made me feel unsafe, nervous, was non-compliant and/or annoyed me there is not enough money to make me do their job.

I would make a horrible cop but have been a very successful teacher.

Anonymous said...

Not to be nitpicky but the abbreviation for editor is ed. not edit.

side note: It's ironic that "abbreviaton"
is eleven letters long.
Uncle Wally

Anonymous said...

Cops are more of a threat to our civil liberties than any terrorist.

The Hell with them. My .45 will come in handy before a cop ever puts his donut down.

mzchief is a teacher? No wonder Texas is 49th in education.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Sorry, mschief, you would have made a horrible teacher. Teachers aren't really fairly compensated and you have simplified the salary schedule. Starting teachers across the state don't make $41,000. That's only if your local board chips in. There is some insurance, not great, and is rather costly, compared to what my husband gets in the private sector.
Yes, they are contracted for 187 days. But generally, they put in many more days, like working on weekends, grading papers, working on lesson plans, decorating their rooms, etc. Then in the summer, when they have "off" many will be found taking courses at the service center. Do they get paid for this--no. Are they reimbursed gas money or lunch money? No. Are they required to do this? Yes, many times.
I have done extra with UIL. That pay averages about $5 an hour.
Enough with talk about money. I just don't believe you have the right attitude to be a teacher. You seem to have no tolerance for those not like you, no compassion for those less fortunate than you, and no patience. Being a good teacher requires that not only do you know your subject, but that you can teach it. There's a huge difference in knowing and teaching!

wordkyle said...

Things Obama has done wrong:
Here.
Here.
Here.
Here. Aaaaaannd....
Here.

Anonymous said...

"millionaires fighting billionaires"

Don't tase me, bro!

Anonymous said...

I bet the traffic light will display the typical Wise County ignorance. I don't know the speed limit there but if it is anything like the one on SH 114 as you enter Wise County it will be stupid and designed to kill and provide revenue. At that location SE of Rhome the speed limit is increased to 70 mph and you are immediately faced with a traffic light within 300 feet. They were not intelligent enough to wait until traffic gets past the danger of the traffic light before increasing the speed. Real, real stupid. Get the picture. Gravel trucks accelerating to 70 mph as they approach the light. Texas A&M is graduating some stupid civil engineers.

Anonymous said...

It was just on the radio that Obama has Irish relatives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is that where the term "B;ack Irish" came from.
Seems they left Ireland in the 1870's during the great Potatoe Famine.

DAMNNNNNN if that's what they send us during a famine....I'm off starches!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Re the Greg Williams pict: Luv the lift and separate pillow.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Radiation detected at DFW
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Anonymous said...

12:11

Was "potatoe" on purpose. Do you even get it?

Anonymous said...

The Irish potato famine was generally considered to be between 1845-1852. If they left in the 1870s, it would seem even his ancestors had trouble documenting their starting points

Anonymous said...

I'm not here to defend TxDot (especially not the local office). I think they've done some pretty poor work in the past. But lights aren't stupid, and they are not designed to kill. That's what we have people for.
Regardless of placement, environment, weather, or other circumstances, the rules for traffic lights are simple: go on green, slow down (or speed up) on yellow because it's about to turn red, stop on red. It's drivers going too fast, are distracted, or are just plain stoo-pid that cause most accidents
What about the gravel truck drivers that accelerate to 70mph as they approach a light? How many of them went to A&M?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Wordkyle, maybe Mr. LL will read up a little and cancel the love affair.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 11:51...
I am none too impressed with your character assessment skills. The fact you have proved yourself to be far more guilty of the moral flaws of which you have, wrongfully, accused me says far more about you than you will ever be able to, correctly, say about me.

For decades, I have tutored, for countless hours, at no fee, students who could not obtain tutoring at public schools that were all too willing to allow them to fall behind. I have spent countless hours tutoring, at no fee, countless students seeking a GED, learning to speak and/or read English. I have assisted countless students with the college application process and gone so far as paying for their application fees.

I was so successful at homeschooling my own son he received a 1550 on the SAT when the max was 1600. My son's academic success garnered him several offers of full ride scholarships from out of state universities. He managed to graduate university with honours and has nearly completed his education obtaining his DDS. Until I gave up substitute teaching, for another public service activity, I only substitute taught for a handful of competent teachers who requested me as their substitute because I had no interest in associating with your ilk. I spent 2 years, volunteering, EVERYDAY at a high school helping a disabled student because the district did not have funding or someone willing to assist the disabled student.

Most all the pro bono work I do, in criminal defense, is done for women who are far less fortunate than me and rarely share anything, in common, with me, other than gender and having given birth. However, the fact that most women, who find themselves enmeshed in the criminal justice system, do so because they are impoverished and/or have associated themselves with bad men and is what enables me to justify spending my time, assisting in untangling them, and granting them compassion beyond your comprehension.

Just a suggestion for you, prior to judging someone, about whom you know little, you would be well advised to keep your judgment to yourself unless you enjoy looking like a fool. Me having little tolerance for fools is not a moral flaw it is me being prudent. You being offended by my intolerance of fools could be because it strikes too close to home for your comfort.

Look in the mirror and take a long hard look at your self-righteous, bitter face and you will see what is wrong with the education system in Texas and you will get a glimpse as to why, more and more, parents elect to homeschool their children.

Anonymous said...

Love's Travel Stop has the sign up in Rhome! Woop Woop!!!!! Truck Stop Hookers!

Anonymous said...

Even if you dont agree with her you got to admit MZ hands down one of the best ass chewings youll ever see. Dont bust my chops for not using punct. Im texting from my cell phone.

Anonymous said...

Pray Love's doesn't truck them in from Newark.

guinjames said...

Mzchief- Do you also look in the mirror and sing "How Great Thou Art??"

Anonymous said...

MzCrap, we as a society are soooo lucky to have you. Bless you. You are such a saint. Mother Theresa had nothing on you. Sogiving; so tireless and SOOOO modest.

EARP!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I know----sucks to be me.

Durbin said...

Any of the following would do.

All together now,,,,

"How Evil Thou Art"

"How Mental Thou Art"

"How Psycho Thou Art"

Anonymous said...

So, MzCretin, do you practice "criminal defense" law without a license? Even if it's free, isn't that illegal? I feel real sorry for your "clients".

Please share with us all your "successes". I am sure it will make you feel better.

Anonymous said...

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:

REPRESENTIN' THE 806!!

Gern Blansten

FED UP WITH WHINE BAGS said...

You teachers and your groupies really need to quit making everything about you. You’re acting like a bunch of greedy fools. And, quit throwing "the kids" in everybody’s face trying to make people feel bad because your pay or position got cut. “”””””Ohhhh….it’s for the kids. (whiney voice)”””””””
You know good and well that's what you’re doing too. Half of the crap that goes on in schools today is not needed and wasteful anyway and you know that too! Welcome to the real world of a bad economy. Everybody is having to spend less and take cuts here and there, look around.
And, for your information:
Other people work just as hard or harder. You chose that career either live with it and all that follows or get out. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. You knew exactly how much the job pays before you started.
Other people pay for their own insurance too.
Other people lose their jobs too.
If I was told today that my position had to be eliminated in order to save the company, I certainly would not make a fool out of myself like you people have.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy: Do you like fishsticks?
Cartman: Yeah.
Jimmy: Do you like putting fishsticks in your mouth?
Cartman: Yeah.
Jimmy: What are you, a gay fish?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, what 3:59PM said - And if folks in Sunset and Forestburg, (of the northern superior county) don't vote for the proposed 40-cents-per $100-of-property-value Bowie Hospital Tax (a crappy private hospital) all the people employed there will lose their jobs.......I'm voting NO. Any Wise Guys that own property in Gawd's Country will too, but you can't do a damned thing about it.

Anonymous said...

You might have something there 3:36. thank you

Anonymous said...

I am 11:15 and again, I am so glad that mzchief isn't in our school system. Our doors aren't big enough for her head to enter.
In reality, I'm still glad she isn't teaching my child. For it's all about her and her being so wonderful. I am not a bitter person at all, just trying to set the facts straight. I wasn't complaining about teacher pay, I knew what is was going in. I love being a teacher. And it is about the kids, not how great I am.

Anonymous said...

Asked by a reporter if he had any advice for anyone starting a small business, Obammy responded by saying start a large business and then wait.

Anonymous said...

What's up Barry? You'll approve the MzChief hater's comments but not mine calling them out for their bullsh*t.

The anonymous MzChief hater is a real piece of work. From the looks of things they haven't done a worthwhile thing with their life. They're still b*tching about how MzChief pwned them. The hater's personal anthem is "Green-Eyed Monster" while everybody in the hater's neighborhood is humming "Megalomaniac" and 1/2 the people who read the hater's private blog are just waiting for MzChief to drop the other shoe.

Anonymous said...

9:01 I agree with you. When you pull up to that red light at 380 and you want to blvd stop and turn right on red, get your head out of your ass, put your cell down and for god's sake look real good before you turn. And, you people with the green light, look out for the drunks and idiots who think they own the road.
People, red and green lights do not save lives. When it is your time, it is your time.

CT said...

I wouldn't mind Mzchief tutoring my child at all. Her command of the English language is suberb, and shows great intellect, which, in itself, is great teaching qualities.

I didn't know the mean average teacher's salary, and heck, that is alot more than I make a year, and I work all year long!! I just never really looked it up.

I have never been to jerry's showplace, and don't plan on it. I love football, but only at the high school or collegiate level. I pray any playoff games I attend in the future will not be held there, as that will cause a dilemma in my house for attendance. I do not want to give jerry a dime of my money in any way, shape or form. Seat licenses for Cowboy games is ridiculous. High priced tickets, the same. He is just trying to get his investment back. Good luck with that, buddy.

I would have never made it past the physical requirements to be a cop. More power to them! And, pay them what they are worth, and also to be able to defend themselves, re: the idiots in Ft. Worth who are up in arms regarding the shooting of the man who dragged the officer two blocks in the van with the officer's arm stuck in said van's window, so the officer shot the driver. That was justifiable. Yet the Chief is holding town meetings and sucking up to the idiots. Geesh.

Kudos to the pro-bono work! These women usually find themselves with nothing to fight with, and with Mz on their side, they can have a fighting chance. My time on the domestic violence task force opened my eyes tremendously.

Tell me more on the hospital tax for Bowie hospital. What gives? Who will lose their jobs--hospital employees, I assume? Is that place in danger of closing or what?

Anonymous said...

You would all understand and appreciate the world as it is if you just accepted gay people for the gift we are to society

Rage

Anonymous said...

And really, never mind that AIDS thing. It has been completely misrepresented by people who just don't understand us.

Rage

mzchief said...

To anonymous 11:15 @ 5:14...
Based on your 11:15 comment lauding all that you do, as a teacher, for what you seemingly believe is insufficient payment makes you the one who has made teaching all about you and you are the one with an over inflated estimation of your worth.

"But generally, they put in many more days, like working on weekends, grading papers, working on lesson plans, decorating their rooms, etc. Then in the summer, when they have "off" many will be found taking courses at the service center. Do they get paid for this--no. Are they reimbursed gas money or lunch money? No. Are they required to do this? Yes, many times. I have done extra with UIL. That pay averages about $5 an hour."

Keep in mind, I VOLUNTEERED & GAVE my time, effort and money for something you require payment and gritch about it not being enough.

You and your ilk are the ones who need to be kept out of the school system. The first teachers who need to be cut are the ones who gritch about their salary. Let them see what it is to have to work a REAL job for 12 months. Incidentally, everyone from plumbers, electricians, heating/air conditioning repairmen, food service workers to lawyers, doctors and engineers are REQUIRED to take continuing education courses, to maintain their certification/license, at their own expense and NO ONE buys their lunch or pays for their parking. Most PROFESSIONALS consider continuing education courses just part of being a PROFESSIONAL.
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To anonymous mzchief hater...
I am an EXCEPTIONAL person because I work, DAILY at being EXCEPTIONAL. Since you are soooo curious I will share with you the tunes I walk around humming/singing. The tune I walk around humming, 30% of the time, especially when I drive, ski or clean house, is Wagner's Ride of the Valyries. When sitting in traffic or just waiting and watching people I tend to hum/hear Little Boxes. When I screw up I hum/hear If I Only Had A Brain. When I think of my son, I typically hum/hear Theme to Indiana Jones. All too often, because it is the song I hear/hum when I have to say good-bye to my Mr. when he heads off to foreign hot-spots to work for months at a time, Delta Goodrem's Last Night on Earth is on my mind. When retrieving my Mr. from the airport or doing something I enjoy, I typically hum/hear Zipity Do Dah. For some odd reason I have always had a personal soundtrack to accompany certain events in my life. I think it makes things go much more smoothly and seems to make events more meaningful and fun. It would be interesting to know if someone, like you, has bothered to enrich your daily experiences with music.

mzchief said...

To CT...
Thank you, you are a rock solid friend. I have enjoyed every moment I have spent teaching. Not only do I feel it is the moral responsibility of those, with knowledge, to pass along their knowledge it is a privileged to pass on knowledge. People who gritch about not getting paid enough for the privilege of teaching children are in the wrong profession especially since most teachers are better compensated than the average worker.

As for law enforcement. As far as I am concerned, ANYONE who intentionally endangers the life of a law enforcement officer should expect to be shot. Anyone who has a problem being shot by a LE officer should do as they are told by the LE officer and take it up with the judge. People who gritch about law enforcement need to stop and think about what life would be like without law enforcement.

deluna18 said...

barry rage on 105.3 just gave you a shout out..for the greggo pic rock on

Anonymous said...

MzCretin sure likes to comment positive responses to herself using fake poster names.

Anonymous said...

12:41, glad you have enough smarts to notice that too.
All folks who have jobs work very hard at their jobs, endure stressful work situations and have to work within a budget. Frankly, I appreciate all who actaully WORK for a living.
Teachers deserve our respect. Period.
Mzchief, you are no better than anyone else. You can prize yourself in the mirror or on here daily, but the fact is, you're just one more mother who does her job. Most just don't feel the need to "toot their own horn" as mothers or wives.
Good luck to all in the upcoming years. The economy proves to be quite a challenge for us all.

Anonymous said...

Amen 11:51.
Very well said!

Anonymous said...

MzChiefter- thank goodness you, and your like, homeschool your own kids - whew!

CT said...

Wow!!! I am honored to be called your imposter name, Mz!!! that makes my weekend! I wish I could be more like you, for sure. I am honored!! Thanks anonymous posters for making my weekend !!

Tell me, people.. Since I also have supported in the past, things/comments/posts that wordkyle, jar head and some others have made ( jack Daniels just makes me lmao), I am also their imposter names as well? if I am, that is gonna be news to my spouse for sure. He didn't know he was married to a Marine and some other dudes. Lmao y'all. Lmao!! Love it!!!