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3.31.2011

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • A 14 screen movie theater is coming to north Fort Worth at 287 and I-35. That's pretty close. 
  • Fort Worth ISD high school baseball players sacrifice chickens to improve performance? Makes sense. That's what a guy wanted to do in the movie Major League which happened to star Charlie Sheen.
  • I forgot to mention last week that Baby Jessica (who was a toddler who fell down a well over 20 years ago and gave us our first "reality TV"), turned 25 and gained access to an $800,000 trust fund. I suppose that sounded like a great idea by donors back in the day. Now, not so much.
  • A ticket scalper service ranks (pdf) each baseball team's average opening day ticket price on the secondary market and the Rangers are #2 ($173.82) with an increase of over 100% from last year.
  • By the way, MLB moving opening day to late in the week, and especially the Rangers moving the game to a Friday for the first time ever, is a great idea. I'll be enjoying it .......by checking in online.
  • I don't know why some of you think my brilliant sports predictions of failure means I don't like a particular team. I predict Baylor football failure every year.
  • As for the Mavericks, in the next couple of weeks I'll post the link of my prediction from last Fall of them getting knocked out in the first or second round.
  • Mrs. LL demands that we watch Black Swan. I'm in. 
  • I don't care if Barry Bonds took steroids or that he lied to a grand jury about whether he took them. That federal trial is a waste of taxpayer money and much ado about nothing.
  • Lately I've been catching the Family Cat just staring at me intently from across the room. 
  • Obama is no better than Bush when he feeds us this crap of bombing Libya for the sake of freedom and democracy for their people. If that's the case, let's go get a map of the eastern hemisphere, throw a dart, and then go invade that country as well.
  • And the rebels in Libya are getting crushed. 
  • Mrs. LL says that if she sees the "talking twins" one more time on the news she's smashing the TV.
  • WBAP's Hal Jay said this morning: "That's the craziest name I've ever heard of" before confirming that he had never heard of The Screwtape Letters
  • If you ever want to know how dishonest Sean Hannity and Fox News are, you just had to watch last night. On his "Great American Panel" segment he played the Great Texas High School Hockey Brawl clip and then they all  talked about how sissified America is because you can't fight to protect yourself anymore. Problem: The video clip was outrageously edited to show only the brawl on the boards (which looked like a typical hockey fight) and  blocked out the vicious hit that broke the kid's jaw. Not only did they cut the clip down in length, they enlarged it so the audience could only see 1/3 of the original version.
  • I knew John Hinkley, Jr. was fascinated with Jodie Foster but I  never knew he wrote this letter to her on the day of his assassination attempt on President Reagan. 
  • There was a no-body-murder-conviction in Oklahoma this week. (But the defendant admitted to killing her spouse, and her computer had searches for “easy murder,” “murder methods,” “spousal murder,” “quick kill,” “strangulation,” “execution methods,” “human torture methods” among other things.)
  • Note to self: Clear internet browsing history. (Edit for a couple of you:  You see, putting this bullet point right after the above bullet point makes for, uh, comedy.)


59 comments:

Anonymous said...

"That federal trial is a waste of taxpayer money and much ado about nothing."

Of course you'd think that Barry. You're a defense attorney. Apparently, in your eyes, it's okay to lie under oath.

Don't you have any sense of principals?? Should congress have stuck their nose in MLB business? Maybe, maybe not. But that doesn't excuse anyone for purjuring themselves.

Geez, get some backbone.

Anonymous said...

Why have your been browsing for things on the internet that maybe you should not have... Afaid someone will find out a dirty secret..

Anonymous said...

bet those 2 gals got a little wild as the party wore on...

Anonymous said...

for those people getting there electricity cut off today in bridgeport do not feel alone, there are 180 "cut offs" on the list.

Anonymous said...

After reading your Family Cat's blog of, "I've been catching the so-called Alpha Male just staring at me intently from across the room," I wonder who is really in charge at the BG household....

adam said...

We can't intervene everywhere for humanitarian reasons because not every situation allows us to do so, but we could do something in Libya, so we did. To steal from someone else, I'd rather inconsistently help some people, than consistently help no one.

Bush mislead us into war by saying it was about national security (the "freedom" stuff came later after it was apparent there were not WMDs). Obama has never said this was about anything other than humanitarian intervention. Not to mention that we aren't putting it troops, this is an international effort, the Libyans actually wanted us to go in, et cetera et cetera. This is not the same.

Anonymous said...

We need some good music from Bob Dylan or Pete Seeger to make people think and to shut these wars down.

At least the Bush boys got resolutions from Congress before waging war. Obama got permission from the Arab League and from the United Nations.

House of York said...

I bet that kitty cat knows you don't like it.

Rage said...

Should congress have stuck their nose in MLB business?

The various sports organizations are Congressionally approved monopolies. They are directly regulated by Congress, and no state or local authority has jurisdiction over them.

So, yes. Congress should have. And should have sooner. I say put Bonds in prison for perjury and take any records he ever made while on the juice. Which was all of them. He was a mediocre batter until he started juicing.

I won't give any money to MLB ever again because they turned a blind eye to the steroid problem.

Anonymous said...

Cat knows you are the alpha male.

Rage said...

Obama got permission from the Arab League and from the United Nations.

And if you knew anything about politics, history, or the Middle East, you'd know that that's exactly why Obama's actions are far more likely to be successful than Bush's.

Anonymous said...

I bet the brunette would let you pull her hair.

Anonymous said...

Barry, thankyou for stopping the Chico blogs. I do wish you would edit all the blogging more closely. Most of it serves no purpose but to hurt and slander people. What is your reasoning for doing this? I think if someone wants to look at girls in swimsuits, they can readily find them and as far as news items go, they are also availavble. You are a representative for public, yet you support and encourage this hateful, unproductive, rhetoric. If you required people to identify themselves, your blog might have some value. Signed, a mother, friend, and member of a nice community that doesn't need this kind of negativity.

Anonymous said...

Adam,
Still with the Bush stuff, really.
Get a clue, you either ok both wars or not,everyone thought there were WMD's, no misleading at all.
Only half of the Libyans want us there, the rebals. Gov supporters still back what they have.

Anonymous said...

Where would one access a public list of the 180 in Bridgeport having their electricity cut off?

Anonymous said...

Hannity and Fox take some 'media liberty' just like the other crazy people on ABC, NBC, CBS. This isn't news. This is reality!

DLW said...

8:25: "Of course you'd think that Barry. You're a defense attorney. Apparently, in your eyes, it's okay to lie under oath."
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8:25 do you realize that Barry is arguing against his own economic interests? Criminal Defense Attorneys make more money the more cases are filed and prosecuted. Good ones, like BG, argue against unwarranted prosecutions even though that will hurt their bottom line.

Anonymous said...

Barry, if FOX News raises your blood pressure so much, then WHY do you even watch it?

As for John Hinkley/Jodie Foster, that man never stood a chance......for more than obvious reasons!

Anonymous said...

Great girls today, BTW!

Anonymous said...

there's already a multiscreen theater at that location, and it's about the right size. The googolplex cinema is a beating. Sometimes you can get the feeling that you're the Seinfeld gang lost in the parking garage - wandering the hallways trying to find Saw XXVII - The Sharpening

Not sure why you're so surprised at the Fox hockey story. Most media outlets skew stories the way they want them presented. Don't single out Fox because you disagree with their philosophy

Hinckley is the definition of crazy. Rationalizing in your twisted little mind that killing the prez would impress your average Hollywood star, causing her to realize how awesome you are? Please! She worked with DeNiro at his best, way before he started phoning in lines for Fokker crap. Not to mention Scorsese at his best, as well. Or not being able to separate the role Foster played in the movie from the real person? Either way, he's cuckoo for cocoa puffs!

I saw that ignert twins footage yesterday. There's no doubt that twins have a shorthand form of communication, but that could be true of lots of siblings that share a close bond. Repeating the same syllable a dozen times isn't conveying much information. But then, neither is "Partee-in partee-in...fun fun fun fun"

Triple Fake Chang & Eng
"We were close - like this!" (fingers crossed)

Anonymous said...

What's your beef with the trust fund for "baby Jessica?" 24 years ago her tragic situation brought the whole world together for a few days. For a short time, it reminded us that our similarities are greater than our differences. Some folks donated money. Now, at 25, she gets a whopping $800 K ... and that bothers you why? It ain't like it's 'Paris Hilton money'. And it ain't like she's Paris Hilton. By all accounts Jessica is a very stable and level-headed young lady. Give her a break.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe any one believes the Republican Propaganda Network. Biased editing and misinformation is the directive from the top.

aroundthecorner said...

That gal has a keg!

I have never heard of The Screwtape Letters either, but I lead a sheltered life.

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

If I were you, I would consider increasing the daily food allotment to the Family Cat. Might prevent a midnight snack attack.

Anonymous said...

"Note to self: Clear internet browsing history."

So what did your wife catch you looking at?

Anonymous said...

8:49 I agree. Dylan and Seeger are awesome...War, not so much, for any reason.

As to plotting murder...everyone knows you don't use your OWN computer. Sheesh...use a public one at a library or something where you can't be traced!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that an intellectual like Hal Jay is not an avid fan of CS Lewis, (as I am sure many of your blogsters are).

Anonymous said...

9:03 I am a mother and memeber of the community and my advice to you is "don't log on". The rest of us like the negativity. It's a lot better than living in a world with rose-colored glasses. Go watch a Disney movie.

Anonymous said...

The Screwtape Letters is a very old classic by C. S. Lewis about the activities of demons on people's lives. Rather interesting if you're into that sort of thing, but you really haven't missed much.

I think Barry's point about 'baby' Jessica was that $800,000 isn't much money today like it was back then. I'd take it, though.

Anonymous said...

Oh boo hoo, 9:03.

Anonymous said...

Who give a damn about getting approval of the Arab League, US constitution requires pres to get approval from congress, which was not done by Obammy.

Anonymous said...

Rage, the Congress represents the American people. The Arab League and the UN do not. Through our Senators and Representative we, the people, decide if we go to war.

Anonymous said...

Barry,
As I told my wife the other night after watching the catch-phase presidential speach - the only difference between Pres. Obama and Pres. Bush is the color of thier skin. I realize thats a stretch but this war crap is out of hand. Keep it coming I appreciate your involvement.

Anonymous said...

It'd be purdy funny if sumbody stole Barry's computer,plotted a murder then put it back in his house and he got caught with it and maybe a some porn on it or somethin.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rage,

Before you single out MLB, you might want to consider giving up on professional sports altogether. The only reason you don't hear about players in the NFL being busted for things like HGH is they don't test for it! In every sport their are guys pushing the limits. The majority of the names that came out in baseball were taking legal substances at the time of their positive test.

The NFL did a great job with steroids when people started dying at 40, but outside of that they were behind the curve just like baseball. Baseball now has the best drug testing program in professional sports.

Denney Crane said...

"Obama is no better than Bush when he feeds us this crap of bombing Libya for the sake of freedom and democracy for their people. If that's the case, let's go get a map of the eastern hemisphere, throw a dart, and then go invade that country as well."

I like the $hit out of your observation. I don't know whether it's your mind expanding or your cahoneys... nice blog post today!

wordkyle said...

Let's make sure that once more we delineate the stated reasons -- often repeated -- for Bush's decision to go into Iraq: 1) WMD (subject has been beat to death; my take is that 99.9% of the world believed Iraq had them in massive quantities) 2) Iraq's support of terrorism; 3) Saddam's treatment of the Iraqi people. These reasons were made clear early in the operation, and did not change.

It's natural to compare Obama's decision to send the military into Libya with Bush's decision, but they are separate and distinct, both in purpose and in process. Bush's decision encompassed Congressional approval and American control over its own forces. Obama proceeded without input or approval from Congress, and subordinates American forces and decision making to foreign governments and/or international organizations.

Anonymous said...

Rage, you are an Obama apologist. I care not what the UN, or Arab league wanted. I do care what congress authorizes. If the UN and Arab league wanted this done, they should have done it, AND paid for it.

And for the record, Iraq was wrong as well.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle, the number of times Bush allowed troops to be under NATO or UN control is too vast to mention.

Your life will have no purpose (not like it does now) once Obama is gone. Maybe you and mzchief will get together and whack off thinking about the gool ol' Obama bashing days.

And oh yeah, you forgot to add: "A Black man has no authority to commit troops that a white man is bound to respect."

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage, you are an Obama apologist.

Far from it. He's too much like Bush for me when it comes to civil liberties and buying out corporations.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage, please look at these pictures of dead Kurds gassed by Saddam, especially the dead mothers clutching their dead children/babies, and tell me Bush was wrong:

http://www.kdp.se/old/chemical.html

Anonymous said...

more acts of dishonesty by fox news -

http://www.good.is/post/did-fox-news-lie-about-the-wisconsin-protests-being-violent/

http://www.good.is/post/cnn-correspondent-in-libya-says-fox-news-team-is-liars/

http://www.good.is/post/fox-new-exec-admits-to-lying-about-obama-s-socialism/

wordkyle said...

Yeah, well. Reductio ad klanum.

Anonymous said...

Wearing heels to the lake means that you are dying to take the rest of your clothes off. All she has to do is be asked.

The Secret Police said...

Why do facts and truth make Liberals foam at the mouth?

Anonymous said...

9:07am...

I am pretty sure that there is not a public list of "180" people getting their electricity turned off.

Why don't you worry about your own business.

Rage said...

1:56: Bush was wrong.

Rage said...

Right back atcha, wordkyle:

http://motherjones.com/politics/2010/09/diverse-tea-party-racist-signs

http://www.google.com/search?q=racist+tea+party+signs&hl=en&prmd=ivns&source=univ&tbs=vid:1&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=YPWUTYqHC6680QGe2ZjyCw&ved=0CDQQqwQ

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/07/16/hannity-no-racist-tea-party-signs/

Deny it all you want, it's plain to see.

Anonymous said...

Rage, which picture at http://www.kdp.se/old/chemical.html
was your favorite.

Rage said...

The one where we don't selectively wage war in counttries that have oil, as opposed to countries where millions more died while Bush was in office yet did nothing about it.

wordkyle said...

Always interested in an opportunity to educate folks. In this case, let's address the most egregious example of "tea party racism" -- a guy at a Tea Party rally dressed in a Texas flag shirt with a sign that uses the n-word. (Other photos cited as "racist" can only be described as such by using very Liberal lenses.) What's more, it's a chance to learn about how some folks work to paint others with the racism brush.

This particular guy, Dale Robertson, is considered a nutjob by other Tea Party organizations. He was actually ejected from that rally by the organizers because of that sign. From them: "We do not choose to associate with people that use his type of disgusting language." Untypical of a "racist" organization, wouldn't you say?

Whenever there is a growing movement, a few nuts will gather around the periphery. To attempt to defame a whole group of people by selectively pointing out those hangers-on, especially when they have been shunned by that group, shows the mentality of the accuser. (This topic has actually been discussed in this forum before.)

Meo said...

Worst feeling in the world? Waking up from a drunken stupor to find a fat cat sitting on your chest, sucking on your earlobe and kneading your face like your it's nursing mom-cat. Ew. Better watch that kitty, Green. Kitty be brewing up some voodoo.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, you're busted. You were given several examples, and there are many more, yet you say only one guy was expelled. What about the rest?

Give it up, you can't be an apologist for that group of bigots and keep any level of credibility. Not that you had any in the first place.

wordkyle said...

Because with the one exception I noted above, the signs were not racist. Examples from those photos:

- Barack Insane Obama
- WANTED Barack 'Imam" Hussein Obama TREASON
- Jesus is Lord NOT Allah
- Obama What you talkin' about, Willis? Spend my money?
- Confiscation of wages is SLAVERY
- A village in Kenya is missing its idiot! DEPORT OBAMA


For the record
- Effigies and caricatures of Obama are not racist;
- Referencing Kenya is not racist;
- Mentioning Obama's middle name is not racist;
- Mentioning slavery is not racist;
- Associating Obama with Islam is not racist;
- Accusing Obama of socialism, lying, stealing, spending, government control, associating with terrorists, poor hygiene, bladder control problems or being a Democrat is not racist.

Anonymous said...

Wow, a 14 screen theater @ 287 and I-35!!! That's close!!! In fact it's nearly 1/2 mile closer than the Fossil Creek theater thats been there for years. (insert sarcasm throughout)

Anonymous said...

For the record
- Effigies and caricatures of Obama are not racist;
- Referencing Kenya is not racist;
- Mentioning Obama's middle name is not racist;
- Mentioning slavery is not racist;
- Associating Obama with Islam is not racist;


All depends on why these images were raised, and in this case, yes, they are racist. Go back to your cave wordkyle.

Rage

Anonymous said...

BFD 9:08, there will be a Loves on 114 and 287 with lot lizards!

wordkyle said...

See what I mean? Reductio ad Klanum.

The Secret Police said...

For the record
- Effigies and caricatures of Obama are not racist;
- Referencing Kenya is not racist;
- Mentioning Obama's middle name is not racist;
- Mentioning slavery is not racist;
- Associating Obama with Islam is not racist;

All depends on why these images were raised, and in this case, yes, they are racist. Go back to your cave wordkyle.

Rage

You are a baffoon Rage, and a Troll. Racism IS discriminating based upon one's RACE. Got it moron? Go read it again, Wordy's post did not mention anything about anybody's race, or much less he didn't discriminate.
Quit throwing around the race card, when race has nothing to do with the subject.