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5.19.2011

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • The Parker County "torture suspect" was in front of a judge yesterday who once again played to the cameras. He angrily ordered the defendant to hire his own attorney within 20 days (after previously giving him 30 days). Hey, the guy is in custody. What are you going to do if he doesn't?
  • Christmas idea: The Unabomber auction by the Federal Marshal's office. (As I wonder how many people under 30 know who the Unabomber is.)  Edit: I'll be. The Unabomber made news today on a scare not many people remember. (Hint: It involved Tylenol.)
  • "Two travelers from Texas were 'kidnapped' Thursday morning at the Arkansas Welcome Center on Interstate 40. Tonya and Ronnie Hale of Decatur, Texas, were chosen as part of the annual 'Snag a Tourist'” event that local tourism officials conduct each year." This annual event, so newsworthy that it was covered by the local Arkansas paper and a photographer, got them a gift basket.
  • The Texas legislature has focused on revising photo lineup procedures. I rarely see a photo-lineup in any criminal case. Maybe one in every 200.
  • The First United Methodist Church in Decatur is getting a female pastor. I think Bridgeport already has two (Methodist and Presbyterian.) 
  • If I am wrong on that last bullet point, I'll hear about it within seconds.
  • Viral video of the day yesterday was "The Greatest Marriage Proposal Ever." For the first couple of minutes, it was fantastic. Then it spiraled downhill into the vortex of bad comedy.
  • A stat I don't believe that made the news yesterday: 85% of college grads are moving back home with their parents. For a week or so to get organized? Yeah, I can believe that. But because they have no where else to go? That can't be right. 
  • Bridgeport goes to Kennedale tonight for the baseball playoffs. I wonder if any of those guys involved in this week's Teacher Sex Scandal are on the team. (Since they broke no law, they'd still be in school. Right?)
  • Never a good sign when you hear your name called out while in the garage only to look up and see the spouse sprinting down the sidewalk. (Family Dog almost got attacked while the Seventh Grader in The House was walking her.)
  • A woman ran over her boyfriend as he walked away. Last week's story from Bridgeport? Nope. In Irving on Monday.
  • A 14 year old in Crafton has died. I wonder what of.
  • Photo of the day: Jilted Chinese Bridge Bride Tries To End It All. Edit: Have no idea why I wrote "bridge" originally since a bridge isn't involved. Remind me to mention that to my therapist.
  • A place I'd never be found at: A Jimmy Buffett concert. (He's in Frisco this weekend.)
  • Rank the level of disturbing: (1) Eighteen year old mom tries to smother infant son at a Fort Worth hospital, (2) the hosptital "suspected" something so they put the child in a video monitored room where the act was caught on tape, (3) the tape was shown to the jury, (4) the Star-Telegram puts the video on its web site (but at least blurs out hte baby.)
  • Think Jerry Jones is a big spender? Last year, in a non-salary capped year, the total payroll of the Cowboys ranked 29th out of 32 teams


77 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why should the blur out the baby in the video? All babies look alike. They're generic.

bBoxerfan said...

Channel 5 ran the video - with no blurring of the infant - last night at 10.

Anonymous said...

what's wrong with jimmy buffet? That's crazy talk.

Anonymous said...

How does one jilt a bridge?

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport vs. Kennedale? Now there's a classy matchup...That gym gonna b full of fat ladies in curlers wearing moo moos and eating bon bons cheering for their illegitimate trailer park kids.

Anonymous said...

My kid just graduated with a masters. Yay! Now at home as the story goes.
Job offers are for 30 hours a week starting at $10.50 an hour.
Suppose it has anything to do with they don't want to pay unemployment or provide the mandatory insurance Obama passed?

Anonymous said...

The 14 year old died of MS.

Anonymous said...

thoughts and prayers to the family...

Anonymous said...

Most jobs now require you apply online, or print out 51 pages to fill out and submit. Having the internet, paper, ink, gas... just to apply is a weeks salary!

Anonymous said...

I jilted a bridge once...we haven't spoken since.

Anonymous said...

bport FUMC loosing their female pastor.

Anonymous said...

It was not MS. It was MD (Muscular Dystrophy). Very sweet boy.

Anonymous said...

Today's kids think that once they graduate college that they are owed something...Son aint nobody owes you nuthin. You get your a$$ out there and earn it.

Anonymous said...

8:42 he dies of complication due to MD not MS

Anonymous said...

How are they going to pay back the education loan? Monthly payment is as big as a morgage. Our kids are in trouble.

Anonymous said...

lets all chill and respect this young man and his families privacy ok...

Anonymous said...

i wonder if that fat guy is her sugar daddy?

Anonymous said...

"Two travelers from Texas were 'kidnapped' Thursday morning at the Arkansas Welcome Center on Interstate 40.--I immediately began hearing dueling banjos when reading that headline! I certainly hope the Hale's didn't have to squeal like a pig!

Tater Salad said...

Ironically some of the top schools in the nation are also on the top party schools list. Why pay tens of thousands of dollars to do keg stands and sleep in? Why suffer through four years of eating cold pizza and living like a pauper? There are far more productive things you could be doing, so why go to college? You don’t need to spend all of that money in order to learn and to appreciate the arts. Like Will said in Good Will Hunting you can get the same caliber education with a few late fees from the public library.

Also- That guy in the pic's got a nice rack...

Anonymous said...

Parrotheads Rule!! If you've never been to this party, you have missed some some real fun. It's all about being entertained.

Anonymous said...

8:40 AM


Proof you're an idiot. Baseball is not played in a gym.

Anonymous said...

Re the Random Thoughts Pict:

I did not know that there was that much peroxide in Mexico. Man, that is White Owl blond. (does that statement date me?)

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport does not go to Kennedale, they are playing at Weatherford College.

Anonymous said...

Chico needs a welcome center...

Anonymous said...

"Eighteen year old mom tries to smother infant son..." "Shantaniqua Nykole".....how do they come up with these names!

Anonymous said...

Blue swim trunks = Speedo man?

Anonymous said...

Did yall hear Melinda Reeves was placed on admin leave?!? OMG.

Anonymous said...

I grew up constantly being told by people in positions of authority that earning a college degree would ensure I'd make two-three times what someone with only a high school diploma makes.

Now, having earned a bachelor's AND a master's degree, and having worked almost 10 years in the professional work force, I am seeing that it's actually the reverse. My peers who never went to a university are instead the ones making two-three times what I'm making — that's probably because way too many people have college degrees now. The kids who went to vocational school or learned a trade elsewhere are raking it in because there is no huge demand for the jobs that only they are qualified to do.

And yes, I also had to move back in with my parents for a couple of years, because my professional-level salary wasn't enough to pay for even my basic living expenses! I know a lot of other college grads in the same situation. It's unfortunate that a lot of employers don't realize that a lot of kids in their 20s have to do this — or they probably don't care (because I think a lot of employers could offer a more competitive wage if they wanted to).

I'll be 100 years old before I get these student loans paid off.

KIDS — COLLEGE IS NOT ALWAYS THE WISEST INVESTMENT OF ONE'S MONEY!!!!

Triple Fake... said...

The Bulls aren't going to Kennedale. I suspect anybody interested in watching already know that. They're playing Kennedale @ Weatherford College

Jerry Jones likes to throw the money around, but mostly just to promote himself. The product he's most proud of is his showcase palace. The performers inside are interchangeable items in laundry.
Occasionally, he'll spend way too much on an overrated player. He's not known for being equitable across the board on player salaries

Anonymous said...

I'm never one to give you the what for about random girls but, todays is a total bust. From the looks of that hair and the others in the pic if you were to see the front side of that after you had thoughts about her nice heiny you would vomit.

Chico High Graduate said...

Kolledge is fer thems dummeez....

Anonymous said...

Bport vs. Kennedale??? Gawd theres prob gonna be fewer teeth than there are runs scored...and the smell of whiskey and waffle house gonna be strong!!!!...

Anonymous said...

Buffet is a party almost anywhere except Frisco. That place is a pit, the parking is in a mosquito infested field and your choice of food and drink is very restricted.

Anonymous said...

Wait this blogs not for idiots? damn then we all needa find somewhere else to go...

Anonymous said...

Now is not forever! This eco mess will sort itself out and college degrees will mean more money, less sweat, and ability to work longer.

Why student loans? Don't parents know for 18+ yrs their kids will go to college? Kids can't work?

Who says a job will last forever?
Stay current, prepare to adapt, prepare to move etc.

My kid may move in, but it won't unpack! And he will not wait for the perfect job.....he will flip burgers till the right one appears.

Anonymous said...

Maybe some of you guys need to educate your children on how to go to college without going into major debt. I worked the entire time I was in school, 4 hours a day 5 days a week. I did take Stafford loans, but didn't borrow more than 15K total. I also worked weekends sometimes and worked full time the second half of the summer session. I took 5 years to finish but that is better than finishing earlier in debt.

When I graduated I had enough money in the bank to pay the loans and then some. I actually invested the majority of the SL money and made slightly more than the interest due on the loan. I did miss out on some of the college life experiences but looking back I would not trade that for a large SL debt.

I know we want to set our children up for life and make it as easy on them as possible, but unless you are rich this is how it should be done!

Anonymous said...

The Texas legislature has focused on revising photo lineup procedures. I rarely see a photo-lineup in any criminal case. Maybe one in every 200.

Ask Tim Cole how important photo line ups can be.

And in large counties they're used more frequently. Combined with thousands of arrests, and it's a big enough issue to get it right.


The jilted chinese bride has her nurples taped. Weird.


Suppose it has anything to do with they don't want to pay unemployment or provide the mandatory insurance Obama passed?

I'd say it has more to do with your kid having a stupid, useless degree in what is probably a flooded or otherwise useless field. But you go ahead and blame Obama for your kid not having anything to offer.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I'd rather watch Girl Interrupted, than Jimmy Buffet!

Bacon said...

Bacon TIME
.1 out 5
I do not like leather girls.

College is good...... Kids today think they can go out and make 100k a year. It does not work that way. Parents tell there kids they can be anything they want. FAIL. Most kids can't be anything they want. That 22 year old wants a 100k job after college well that is not going to happen. Sometimes you have to take what you can get until something better come. along.

Anonymous said...

@10:02. I worked 20 hours a week in both college AND grad school, just so I could have enough money to paid for basic living expenses OUTSIDE of college.

As of right now, my student loans are about $20,000.

It would be nice if employers gave their employees a competitive wage, instead of lecturing us that we shouldn't care about money so much (while THEIR 6-figure salaries go up every year).

Fake Stats Guru said...

One of the things you should learn in college (if not before) is that one specific example does not necessarily prove your point.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the average salary in 2008 for Men/Women (25-34) with a high school diploma or GED was $32,000/$25,000 and the average salary in 2008 for Men/Women (25-34) with a Bachelor's degree or higher was $55,000/$45,000.

So, on average, the degree is worth about an extra $20,000+/year during ages 25-34.

Gary said...

10:02 - I completely agree with you. While my particular degree has nothing to do with what I actually do for a living, a degree was required to get my foot in the door. I worked full-time during college, applied for and received scholarships, and utilized Stafford loans totalling about 12k in debt. This debt is now 4k and I am not that worried about it.

Addtionally, it is well-known that who you know is equally (if not more) important than what you know. That being said, it is not probable that a teenager/turned college graduate with no real life experience can expect to leave college and immediately get a six-figure job without making some long term connections. Listen, we all wanted to be marine biologist but sometimes we have to sell insurance.

Regarding the 18 year old who smothered her kid: I have a 1 month old and the thought of anything happening to him fills me with rage. I have never understood infanticide.

Lastly, thought it can be said about many things, Jimmy Buffet parking lots can be a ton of fun if you drink enough. I have been 3 times and will do it again one day.

Stay classy Burleson.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 9:32...
You made several excellent points. However, the biggest lie sold is that working only 40 hours a week is all the time someone needs to put in to make a good living. I do not know a successful plumber, electrician, ac/heating technician, mechanic, lawyer, doctor, engineer and/or accountant who only works 40 hours per week. Few people become part of the top 10% (making more than $114,000 per year) of wage earners working for other people prior to making peanuts for 10-20 years. Significantly fewer workers make it to the top 1% (making more than $250,000 per year) working for a company/someone else even if they are willing to work 60 hours a week.

Currently, nearly 50%, of the US population, have an Associate's degree or higher.

High Schools are nothing more than the production line that semi-prepares the consumers of universities. Based on the figure of only 50% attain an Associate's degree or higher that means approximately 50% did not get much more than a piece of paper when they graduated high school. If high schools were truly interested in preparing ALL students for the workforce and the rest of their lives, students would be given the opportunity, after their sophomore year, to attend a technical school for the trade of their choice. Providing, non-college bound students, two years of trade school would give technical-high school graduates a marketable skill and a reason to graduate high school. Currently, high school graduates are eligible for the same basic wages as non-high school graduates.
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To anonymous 10:02...
Brilliant analysis. However, your analysis works until the student attends law school, med school or attends an Ivy League or other top shelf university.

Anonymous said...

anything can be a ton of fun if you drink enuff...

Anonymous said...

People with a plan (that includes monitoring/adjusting and delaying gratification) generally do well.

I personally think parents "owe" their children a college education, but that statement comes with all kinds of qualifiers!
Parents should plan and save. Kids should work and save. And all choices re college must fit money available......and it is doable.

My parents were small farmers and put four kids thru AM, Baylor, and NT and paid as we went. And all four of us have now followed suit and done the same with our kids.

I repeat it is doable.

Anonymous said...

Anyone seen Speedo man lately? Have not seen him out in a while.

Anonymous said...

omg mz.. you give me tiredhead...

Anonymous said...

NEVER be a newspaper reporter.....which requires you to have a college degree, but will only pay $25,000 a year, even with years and years of experience and awards:(

Anonymous said...

How many cheerleaders will be at the game from BHS?

Anonymous said...

Ditto 11:24

why a dissertation every time?

mzchief said...

To anonymous 11:24/11:49...
I make a point to not read comments submitted by Rage, Mike Honcho as well as the extra long comments submitted anonymously. If you do not like reading my comments, exercise some self-control and DO NO READ MY COMMENTS.

You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Pass the pink dental floss please.

Anonymous said...

I make a point to not read comments submitted by Rage, Mike Honcho

In other words, she's getting tired of having her ignorance bared so she tries to act like the things we say don't show her to be an ass.

I wonder when her home-schooled kids will be moving back home?

Rage

Anonymous said...

The teen mom baby smother-er story?
The article said if found guilty she could face sentence ranging from probation to life.
Huh? How is that possible? Am I missing something?
That's so ridiculous I can't think of anything to compare it to- except saying someones sentence could range from PROBATION to LIFE!?!!
From picking up garbage on the roadside and reporting to a probation officer once a month for a year or two or never seeing the light of day again, until they carry you out feet first?

Goober said...

Two points:
1) I i missed it, sorry, but no one has mentioned the fact for the last eight(?) years, tuition in Texas colleges has sky rocketed due to deregulation of the same; you cannot compare what you did 10,15,20 etc. years ago with what students ace today, and
2) based upon what my neighbors say (both employeed by NWISD), education has and continues to change and morph to such an extent that someone who was educated in Education 20 years ago would be worthless if they have not receievd continual training and education. And according to them, many in small schools do NOT receive this training. Just because you hire a principal w/ 40 years experience, if they operate the same way they did 30 yeras ago, the kids are academically doomed.

Anonymous said...

To all the losers who feel the need to make comments about Bridgeport or Kennedale fans, all I can say is WOW. How do those sour grapes taste? And how long did YOUR school last in the playoffs? If they even made it.

Go Bulls! We are PROUD of you!

Anonymous said...

12:53, you may have missed the Sharon Green case. As a participant in at least two of her serial killer husband's sexual torture/murders, she received ten years probation and drove away from the courthouse in a limousine. Most disgusting thing I've ever heard of.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen Rage do anything but show his ass. That's probably his way of looking for a new boyfriend.
MzChief wont have to worry about her kid moving back home. There aren't many dentists that move back home after getting their DDS.
See what I mean about Rage showing his ass.

Anonymous said...

i do remember sharon greene...and i did read ricky lee greens biography blood rush...Sharon was innocent so get off her back...she deserved every mile of limosine ride you moron.

10:02 said...

"To anonymous 10:02...
Brilliant analysis. However, your analysis works until the student attends law school, med school or attends an Ivy League or other top shelf university."

Good point Chief, but that was never really my goal to begin with. For that amount of education you either have to be rich or prepared to incur some major SL debt.

Rage...you show more ignorance in one comment than Chief has shown in the entirety or her blog history! You could certainly use a touch of her home schooling, if you could hack it!

The Rage Cage

Tater Salad said...

12:56...

I dunno 'bout sour grapes, but I'll be sure to send some peanut brittle over for ya to gum on....

Anonymous said...

The reason Universities are so full of knowledge is that no incoming freshman bring any with them and no graduating seniors take any with them.

Anonymous said...

I make a point to not read comments submitted by mzchief beyond the first 4 lines.

Anonymous said...

i dont think mzchief took her meds today...

Anonymous said...

2:26 you give her 4 lines??? really? hell i don't give that moron 4 words...

Anonymous said...

Yea and the Cowboys were 29th of 32 in several categories.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

"mzchief said...
To anonymous 11:24/11:49...
I make a point to not read comments submitted by Rage, Mike Honcho as well as the extra long comments submitted anonymously.


Well, I got that going for me! /scoreboard

Triple Fake... said...

Guess I'm gonna go back to posting as anonymous so I can get on that sweet Non-read list!

Anonymous said...

Sharon Green was from Rhome. Good thing they didnt have the Pickle Park in Rhome back then. Ricky liked parks.

Anonymous said...

How did WK get in the RT photo?

Anonymous said...

Ok... in the picture, the white fragged out long hair and the crispy burned blackish skin on the woman has me a bit freaked out. yuck!

Anonymous said...

1:11, Sharon Green was NOT innocent. She was and still IS as guilty as Ricky Lee Green. She WILL receive her punishment when she meets her maker and has to try to explain herself. GUILTY!!!

Anonymous said...

I heard it was Ricky doing it way before they arested him.He learned at home.Sharon would have turned him in the first time but didn't have another good crank daddy.

Anonymous said...

The teen mom baby smother story? For all you liberal weenies, just think of it as partial birth abortion.

Anonymous said...

Sharon Green saw more hose than the Rhome Fire Dept.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Buffet's terribleness is terrible.

Anonymous said...

1:00 you are an idiot. nobody wants partial birth abortion. Abortion prevents the type of situation we just saw on camera. Get off your moral soap box and truly think about things. Leave your mommy and daddy's thoughts in their graves.