4.01.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Traffic deaths hit a 61 year low. I don't care if there are safer cars, with all the millions of people driving out there and acting like a fool, how is that possible?
  • With a house full of females, I don't even start getting cleaned up to go out until I hear one of them say, "We're almost ready!" And I still beat them out the door. 
  • Does any company advertise more that Geico?
  • It's April 1st, the Red Sox are in town, and I just saw a live shot of a blanket of snow in Boston.
  • Please tell me that the "Claw and Antlers" thing isn't coming back this year.
  • The Lakers blew out the Mavericks last night (110-82) so I did a double-take when I saw the USA Today headline of "Lakers Beat Mavericks, But Not Without A Fight." But then I read where five players were kicked out for shoving.
  • Man, I keep hearing rumors of a Wise County cop being dismissed after some improper conduct in a parking lot. (Don't give names or agency, but has anyone heard anything?) Edit: There sure are a lot of people who believe it to be true. Sorry I can't post most of the comments because, although it is probably true, I haven't verified it. 
  • Fiona kissing sometimes-traffic-guy Todd Carruth. (He actually taunted me with this yesterday)
  • My questioning of why there wasn't inflation when the federal government flooded the economy with bailout cash a couple of years back? Well, get ready. The CEO of Walmart says serious price increases are coming, and the Fed talks about raising interest rates to combat inflation.
  • Courtney Cox is at the beach and she still has it
  • Obama re-election boost: Unemployment numbers released this morning show the rate has dropped to a two year low of 8.8% with 216,000 jobs added. 
  • The weeping willow tree we planted is still alive although I've seen healthier leaves in my life. 
  • I watched "Mobbed" last night where a flash mob of 1,000 surprise a healthy chick who then gets proposed to and married on the spot. (Family and friends were brought in.) She acted happy, but it was borderline emotionally cruel. (And they slapped a wedding dress over the outfit she was wearing which seemed demeaning.)
  • But then again, Howie Mandel is the host which might have sucked the entertainment value out of it for me. 
  • Saw on the felony docket in Wise County for Monday that there was a Motion To Modify the probation of Betty Monroe, the lady who was convicted of Intoxication Assault of Jackie Murphree. I'm not sure what that is about but I'll find out. 
  • I just realized that Betty Monroe was also the name of one of the victims of Wise County's most famous killer, Ricky Lee Green. 
  • The "Albany Seven" who won the big lottery this week includes a 29 year old girl that could easily become a "Hey, Now" once you realize she's netting $19 million. 
  • For those griping about Obama not getting the "approval" of Congress before the attack of Libya, the Constitution has no such requirement. It allows for Congress to only "declare" war -- something that wasn't done even for the invasion of Iraq.
  • Edit: North Richland Hills motorcycle death.




91 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holy hands, Batman!

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with Fiona's left hand? It looks like she got it caught in a blender.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the "Claw and Antlers" thing...
Question: Is it alright to refer to the Texas Rangers as the “World Series Loosing Texas Rangers”??

Just asking.

The Secret Police said...

Nice! Very nice!

adam said...

More importantly, the Wars Power Act (passed by Congress obviously) gives the President the ability to act under international law.

Anonymous said...

Those unemployment numbers don't mean squat (as I said last month) because the real number is still around 20 percent (the number of people unemployed who are no longer on the official unemployment rolls and gave up looking).

Anonymous said...

the COP RUMOR is not a RUMOR it is TRUE and It seems that the story that the agency is telling is NOT the truth. The truth has come out and it is a shame! A shame that he had to QUIT as he embarassed the department and a SHAME that the head of the agency told all the troops to keep i quite and instructed them to tell a differenct story. We have been told three different stories on what took plave. One by the person that resigned, one by a citizen, and another by the head of the agency. Coverups will get you

Anonymous said...

8:42
Regarding the World Series question: That has nothing to do with the Claw and Antlers question. Those two things are about a team for which you have little regard; otherwise, they are unrelated

it's "losing"

I'm just sayin'

wordkyle said...

Obama election un-boost, from the rest of the story per BG's link: "A big factor in the lower unemployment rate is that many people who stopped looking for jobs during the recession still haven’t started looking for one. So they’re not counted as unemployed."

Feeble attempt at misdirection by referencing "declaration" of war, counselor. CNN headline, October 11, 2002: "Senate approves Iraq war resolution". Within the story: "Hours earlier, the House approved an identical resolution, 296-133."

Here's a line from a New York Times story on Obama and Libya: "Four House Democrats...issued a joint statement on the matter. “The decision for the United States to engage militarily in Libya is one that should have been debated and approved by Congress.” Obama's on his own on this one. There's no blaming Bush now.

Anonymous said...

Fiona....scary Man hands!

Anonymous said...

Barry, did you just have to mention "Obama not getting approval of congress for entering Libya........etc"?........hey, he had John McCain's approval. Isn't that enough for the Republicans?

Anonymous said...

would like to send you a video to post but not sure where to send it to...could you post that information?

Anonymous said...

Hey, Todd Caruth is my cousin. You go, Todd!

Jack Daniels said...

Well, it looks as if Fiona is at least doing the "claw" thing. AND looks as though Todd is getting a little feel-ie up-ie.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the decline in traffic deaths, those new barriers in the medians of interstate highways are making a big difference. In 2004, my uncle died when another car crossed the median and hit him head on. Two people in the other car were killed, also. If that had happened today, no one would have died.

Anonymous said...

So we are just invading, its not a war, then why are we dropping bombs. Give me a break!!!

Anonymous said...

Binder & Binder advertise more than Geico

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with moaning and screaming?

The Secret Police said...

Who really gives a damn what John McCain thinks? I sure as hell don't.
Barry, I am pretty sure that most conservatives don't have a problem with Obama sending troops to Libya w/out Congress approval. In my opinion, the War Powers Act is unconstitutional itself

Anonymous said...

So, I guess nobody actually knows the "real story" behind this police scandal!?!?!?! Do tell...


Fiona- Drunken claw and antler man-hand fail.

Anonymous said...

"Obama's on his own on this one."

We'll remind you you said that when it's a success, which you know you want but are too chicken shit to say because Obama's in charge.

Anonymous said...

Kinda like you griped about W going after Irag without approval from congress? The ole world sure does go full circle.

Brewcrew said...

If you watch day time TV Brian Loncar posts more than anyone.

Over all, Fiona is hot. But if you study one single thing about her she's kinda weird looking.

Jason said...

A Republican Congress wishes a black president had consulted with them before committing troops? You don't say!

Anonymous said...

Man I bet that chick is going to get get real wet.

wordkyle said...

1026 - My wish was simply for Obama to finally take the responsibility for his own actions. He's been President for two years, ferpeetsake. As for your statement, you'll need to define what you mean:

- What "success" are you talking about? Libya? The mission is ill-defined, so please explain "success."
- "...which you know you want..." Um, what is it that I want?
- "...are too chicken shit to say..." Could be, if I knew what you were talking about.

Overall, your post was poorly-worded and vague, a terrible attempt at an insult. Rework it and get back to me.

Anonymous said...

TODAYS THOUGH GIRL IS EVEN HOTTER THAN THE BRUNETTE YOU HAD THE OTHER DAY. THIS IS THE KIND OF WOMAN WE WANT TO SEE.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SMOKIN.........DAMN!!!!!!

Carlos Saragosa said...

Damn...with a claw like that Todd Carruth better watch out, looks like Fiona is about to sink a gaff into him so deep Gallo Del Cielo would be jealous.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what success in Libya is supposed to look like? I don't think anyone in Washington has a clue.

Anonymous said...

You know what he meant wordkyle. The more obtuse you try to be, the worse you look. You need to go away now.

Anonymous said...

How can anybody be talking politic, when that's coming out of the pool at ya? mmm mmm good

Anonymous said...

Obama does not need the people's approval to wage war or to sign Obama Care into law. He does not care what the people want. Get him Trump.

Anonymous said...

Obama is a dumbass huggie on da head wearin Nigguh...What else do you need to know?

Anonymous said...

I tried to tell but was censored.

Anonymous said...

Obama=Muslim-African-Proven Liar..what else do you want to know?

Anonymous said...

at least post that it was a
Decatur cop.

Anonymous said...

I guess Barry is trying to protect his 'ol buddies at the DPD...

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight... It's ok to post things about others that are "accused", but when it comes to the police being involved in an alleged incident, it has to be VERIFIED!?!?!? WTH, Skipper?!?!?!

Rage said...

Obama is a dumbass huggie on da head wearin Nigguh...What else do you need to know?

Obama=Muslim-African-Proven Liar..what else do you want to know?


But that's not racist, right wordkyle?

Anonymous said...

Barry will let you trash certain elected officials but then sensors comments about others and says that it's not "verified".

Who is not being true to oneself now? NOt just in this instance but in several others as well.

Anonymous said...

I think the reduction in auto fatalities is directly due to the Wise County Constable we have on duty on hwy 380, I know I feel much safer knowing that he is out there protecting us instead of serving warrants.

Anonymous said...

Fiona may have man hands, but I can verify she has a lady bottom.

Double Fake Todd Carruth, Good Day Traffic

Anonymous said...

OK, I take back the part about Obama being a Dumbass...there,I feel lots better.

Anonymous said...

well I'm not taking back that he is a Muslim and a proven liar, because it's true..I not sure about being African..he may be Indonesian, I don't think he was born in the USA..

wordkyle said...

Anonymous posters, exhibiting troll-like behavior, often post outrageous things just to cause a commotion. All such statements "prove" is that internet accessibility is more ubiquitous than it needs to be.

wordkyle said...

The Journolist story that some people heard of a while back reveals a lot about the tactics of the Left. Liberal journalists conspired to protect Obama during the Presidential campaign. When dealing with stories about Jeremiah Wright, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent wrote, "Pick a conservative critic -- Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares -— and call them racists." As even Jon Stewart admits, The race card is maxed out. ("Void during a black presidency.")

Anonymous said...

"George Bush hates black people."

That's not racist, is it, rage?

Anonymous said...

W loves niggers..

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure he can allow what ever comments he wants and allow the trashing of who he wants, after all, it is HIS blog, not yours.

Anonymous said...

The present news media did not learn anything from their relentless assault on the Shah of Iran back in 1978. He was our friend. Look what we got in exchange. Threat of nukes? And are the people of Iran free now. One more time in Lybya. You folks who think that all ethnic groups can form and live in a democracy need to sit back, watch and learn.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't we be bombing Libya's planes instead of pulling them?

Anonymous said...

I was wonderin if she'd like to breathe on my Snorkel.

Mike Nelson

Anonymous said...

1:35, Thanks to Jimmy Carter, Iran is now our biggest threat but they have too much International support that the spineless Obammy won't try to overthrow their government. You get what you vote for.

Anonymous said...

Maybe someone should post what they know about the "alleged" incident on JarHead's page... I Bet he wouldn't censor it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Captain America sure has fallen from grace.

Anonymous said...

Unemployment at 8.9% is a sack of lies. Real unemplyment, including the discouraged who have stopped looking, is at 22%. In this economy people stop looking so the government stops counting them.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure they are labeled traffic deaths anymore when you are in bumper to bumper traffic all over the freaking place...it is now road rage, you know, duking it out with crowbars and bats on the side of the road.

Not all the deaths on the road involve a moving vehicle...anymore!

Anonymous said...

Not the same Betty Monroe

Anonymous said...

Has anyone actually seen Todd Carruth today? My guess from the way that claw is drawing up is that in the next few frames we would have seen her bloody, serrated tongue protuding out of his left ear. (Ever see Species?)

Anonymous said...

Bombing Libya: Sort of a modern day nation to nation FaceBook poke

With high explosives

My Other Brother Darryl

PS - PLAY BALL!!!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle: From an above post:

"New York times story"

"CNN Headline".......

"BG's link"........

Hey man, do you EVER formulate an opinion of YOUR OWN?

Anonymous said...

I believe the Tea Party will kill the repulican party. Many at my work place that voted those crazies in are now in shock at what they are doing in our state to education and health services. I just look at them and say so what did you think was gonna happen when they had control? One huge Perry supporter thinks he should be in jail. Yes, it's a little different outcome since they control the state!

wordkyle said...

635 - No.

Rage said...

Wait. People can't be racist, because there's a black man in office?

BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Good one wordkyle, I couldn't have imagined that you would demonstrate your ignorance any better than that.

Todd Carruth said...

I just want to thank everyone for their concern. I'm okay. It was just a slight scratch on the neck. And part of the back. j/k - Fiona is actually holding her phone which is why she is making the "claw" sign at the same time.
PS: Go Rangers!

Anonymous said...

6:58 - Republicans are totally out of control. If they aren't nuts with the Tea Party, the rest are religious fanatics.

Anonymous said...

It was not DPD and it started with a drinking party and ended with a car crash and trip to a downtown hospital in a helicopter

wordkyle said...

That's all right. Not everyone "gets" The Daily Show.

Anonymous said...

If it is the same Betty Monroe that hit Jackie and she has violated her probation, then LOCK HER AWAY. Should have done that in the first place. Jackie sure is locked away.

Anonymous said...

Not the same Betty Monroe. Green killed his Betty Monroe.

Anonymous said...

Wondering if Barry is kin to Ricky Green?

Rage said...

You can't take anything out of context and use it to try to pull yourself out of the hole you've dug for yourself.

We've said Tea Partiers were racist, and provided several examples. You said they weren't, citing one guy who was kicked out. And then, as some sort of Plan B, claim that because Jon Stewart said a race card can't be used, that means that Tea Partiers aren't really racist.

I'd say that it's you that doesn't get it, but I know you do. You're just still being intentionally dishonest in an attempt to not look foolish.

wordkyle said...

Here is a representative sampling of what those Tea Party "nuts" believe in.

As for the Tea Party movement destroying the Republican party, I certainly hope it will discombobulate those Republicans who believe in governing as Democrats-lite. The Tea Partiers are the strongest force (at the moment) opposing runaway government spending. Politicians are perfectly happy to continue bribing voters with their own money. The problem is that now they're bribing voters with our grandchildren's money. Which Democrats oppose that?

Anonymous said...

8:17 Might want to work on that bitterness.

wordkyle said...

Rehash, a troll's favorite dish. Consume, regurgitate, repeat. Repugnant to everyone else, but all that a troll has to sustain himself.

Anonymous said...

I thought it started with a romp in the Big Z parking lot, not a drinking party!

Anonymous said...

THE BEST PICK ME UP PHOTO SO FAR THIS YEAR. 10 +++

Anonymous said...

10:31, "work on that bitterness" ?? Are YOU a moron? Jackie's life was pretty much taken and you want me to work on my bitterness? IDIOT!!

Anonymous said...

Wordy - rehash is likely what you put into your pipe BEFORE doing research.

:-)

Rage said...

Wordkyle, where were you when Bush was creating the largest state government had ever seen, and drastically increased the size of the federal government? Voting for him, that's where.

Where were you when Clinton forced a balanced budget? Crying because he got a blow job.

Where were you when Republican Congresses and Republican presidents actually argued that deficit spending was good for the country? Voting for them.

Come back when you put your voted where your mouth is.

Anonymous said...

I have to hand it to wordkyle, he takes a beating and keeps on coming back.

Then he takes another beating, but at least he keeps trying.

wordkyle said...

As always, it's nice to take an opportunity to remind folks of history.

Apparently forced by Bill Clinton (if you believe in Liberal tall tales,) in 1994 Republican candidates for Congress unveil the Contract with America. One facet of the document? The Fiscal Responsibility Act, which would require a balanced budget. Way to go, Newt Gingrich!

- Who stayed away from the polls when they became disenchanted with the Republican Congress acting like Democrats? Conservatives.
- Who came roaring back in 2010 when they realized the extent to which a Democrat Congress can make a bad situation worse? Conservatives.
- Who are the Democrats loudly insisting on reductions in government spending? (um,......)

Incidentally, I wrote of my disenchantment with the Republican Congress in both 2006 and 2008. RINOs irritate me.

Rage said...

Nice try, wordkyle. While Republicans sat around to talk about balancing the budget, it was a Democrat who actually got the job done.

9:39 may be impressed because you keep coming back for a beating, but I'm not. It's just looking kind of desperate now.

wordkyle said...

I love history.

1994 - Republicans introduce their Contract with America, featuring the Fiscal Responsibility Act, which would require a balanced budget.

January, 1995 - The Republican-controlled House passes the Balanced Budget Amendment.

March, 1995 - Senate Democrats kill the Balanced Budget Amendment.

January, 1998 - Arriving late to the game, Bill Clinton proposes his first balanced budget.

Anonymous said...

6:27 Not everyone in the world agrees with you. S*it happens. Those who you seem to have hatred for are victims also. To judge others harshly and hold onto that hatred is not productive and certainly not what God would desire. Everyone makes mistakes. You should thank God you haven't been on the other end of that sort of accident instead of casting stones. We don't all share your sentiments and I wanted you to know that.

Rage said...

He got the balanced budget passed, though, didn't he?

And who tore it up, arguing that deficit spending was a good thing?

George Bush.

History, indeed.

wordkyle said...

Clinton "forced" a balanced budget by signing what the Republican Congress put in front of him, after resisting for several years. Did Clinton do anything except bow to Republican pressure? Not according to the historical record. It's always more difficult for Liberals to revise history to their satisfaction when there's written documentation, but it doesn't stop them from trying.

Anonymous said...

5:01, Sh*t doesn't have to happen if people drive responsibly! A young woman's life was ruined, her family's life was ruined and you want to make excuses? Evidently you are also a drink and drive offender. So of course you will take up for the DRUNK who damn near killed (even worse) an innocent young girl. So here's some news for you..... You are very much in the minority and most folks would love to see the drunk driver put away. "Casting stones" has been done by law enforcement and if one is GUILTY then one must reap the consequences. How dare you make excuses for the drunk who took such an innocent life! That makes you SCUM! I guess you are one of these "forgive and forget" perps...right? Well so happens judgement comes much later and for now folks here don't forget what our friends have to deal with because of your friend, the drunk. Say what you want but your friend basically killed Jackie.

Rage said...

Wordkyle, Clinton forced the Republicans to do what he wanted by calling their bluff and closing the federal government down. Even your idol Newt Gingrich admits to that, and it was widely discussed in this last set of budget talks because people were wondering if Obama woud do the same thing.

You've gone beyond spin now, and are just outright lying. Maybe you can get away with that in your Tea Party circle-jerks, but I'll keep rubbing your nose in it as long as youkeep coming back for more.

wordkyle said...

As I said, those darned written records sure throw a kink in attempts to revise history. (Oh my gosh -- I just realized....it's an undocumented troll!)

Anonymous said...

...By Newt Gingrich?


That's hilarious wordkyle. Some "document" you have there.

Are you even trying anymore? Because disproving you is too easy now.

Rage