6.17.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Edit: Repeat picture? No way. 
  • If aliens had landed this week, a huge question mark would form over their heads when they saw the  the riots in Vancouver and the parade in Dallas.  "Explain to us again what you are so emotional about?" 
  • It's amazing there were only three arrests in Dallas.
  • "There sure aren't any lawns in Dallas being mowed right now." - The Ticket's Gordon Keith's (fake) claim of what Fox 4's Mike Doocy said off the air during the parade.
  • The picture of the couple "making out" (if that's what you kids are calling it these days) during the Vancouver riot sure is getting a lot of play. (And then some claim to have evidence that it was staged while others say it is real but not what it appears to be.)
  • Haven't watched a lot of the Casey Anthony trial, but I have seen enough to know the defense lawyer might have thought about the word "strategy" at some point.
  • Is Charlie Sheen still alive?
  • Diamondback fan pries a baseball away from mildly hot woman. (I think she gets it back when he drops it.) 
  • Obscure sports broadcasting name that I haven't heard about in a long time: Van Earl Wright
  • "It's Friday. Friday. Gotta Get Down on Friday," has been pulled off youtube. That song is a big player in my house. 
  • ESPN has begun promoting the debut of its Longhorn Network.  ESPN has an inherent conflict of interest here, don't they?  They are paying UT a fortune to produce the network, so they want UT to succeed so they can sell advertising. But if there happens to be a scandal break out at the Empire, it would be in ESPN's best interest to not report it. 
  • Gov. Perry has 1,170 bills on his desk that he must sign or veto before a Sunday deadline. (And he'll be going to New Orleans on Saturday to give a speech.) I'm sure he'll give careful deliberation to each one.  Edit: I'll be. A bill will become law in Texas unless the governor vetoes it. I had no idea. 
  • A panel on the Fifth Circuit ruled this week that illegal immigrants do not have a Second Amendment right because that particular amendment gives the right to bear arms only to "the people." Where else does the phrase "the people" appear? In the Fourth Amendment which protects against illegal searches and seizures. Chances Wise County supports the decision: More than 98%.
  • Aurora is having a fundraiser this weekend for its ballpark with an appearance by a special guest: Ned The Alien from the 1897 spaceship crash. Now this, I like. Who has a picture? And kudos for generically naming him "Ned". 



63 comments:

Scott said...

About the Longhorn Network, are you sure that you aren't just jealous that there isn't a Baylor Network????

Anonymous said...

Picture repeat AGAIN!!!

Tater Salad said...

Random Thoughts Gals: I've been known to do a little hoggin' from time to time. Tater likey....

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the Evil Empire net work shoopy. We should have the Baylor network. The 3 people could subscribe to it and it wouldn't be a conflict for ESPN. It's not like their going to kill a basketball player down there or anything!

Anonymous said...

"People" (term used in the Bill of Rights) equals U.S. Citizens. Illegal aliens are not U.S. Citizens therefore have no rights under the United States Constitution so are committing a crime by merely being in our midst. For an illegal alien to possess a fire arm is a second crime. An illegal alien has no claim of Second Amendment Rights.

Anonymous said...

Still no format to comment on Obamy's appointments because they give him big bucks -- more than any other presidence since Ford was prez?

Anonymous said...

half the ppl there were aliens...

Anonymous said...

If they are 'illegal', then they are NOT 'the people'. They are illegal, which means they have no rights in my book other than basic human rights. They should be sent back to mehico.

The picture is a repeat; I remember it because of the mis-matched swim suits....ugly.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's a repeat.....It's just not very good!

wordkyle said...

If someone wants to claim possession of certain rights, then he should also be held to account for the accompanying responsibilities -- such as participating within and obeying the laws of the nation where he lives, and from which he derives his claimed "rights." When a person chooses to exist outside a system, he chooses to forfeit any benefits to be had by those within the system.

Anonymous said...

wordie said it well....if they are illegal, then they are criminals and shouldn't be tolerated. They have no rights under our Constitution.

Anonymous said...

Barry, what sites do you troll to display these fine examples of the female gender? Just curious

Anonymous said...

A short year ago Decatur ISD School Board under the leadership of of President Luttrull decided to take the district in a new direction. Any look at the scorecard on that one?

I am just saying

School District Rating?

Financial standing?

Anonymous said...

Laminate flooring *with warranty* for only 39 cents a square foot?!? Get the f@%* out of here!

Anonymous said...

0920 It's called fuglyornot.com and BG usually goes with fugly and leaves the "not" for others to enjoy.

Anonymous said...

"such as participating within and obeying the laws of the nation where he lives" like Rick Perry when he interfered with an officer's duty after his driver got pulled over for speeding....

Anonymous said...

Get a life you people that are hollering "repeats"! Who gives a heck!! Is this your only outlet for your illness?? Look in the mirror...see what the people around you have to look at every dang day!!!

The Secret Police said...

Thank you for the P1 explanation.

Barry, you should sneak into Mexico illegally, carrying a firearm.
When and if you get back home, let us know how you were treated.

Anonymous said...

Yep, the only rights these guys have is to do back-breaking work, in the sun, at minimum wage, live in substandard housing, while their employers don't pay their part of SS or medicare or with-hold taxes, but pontificate on their employees not having any rights.

You know we wouln't need them had we beat the Yankees a few hundred years back.

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is...Where do you people hire illegals for minimum wage? If you think they work for minimum wage, you are seriously uninformed.

Anonymous said...

9:28 you said "duty" hee hee

Anonymous said...

I don't care where or under what conditions they CHOOSE to work. If they are here ILLEGALLY they are criminals and have no rights under the law.

Anonymous said...

Did the Fifth Circuit opine on whether Ned the Aurora Alien enjoyed the Second Amendment right to bear arms or not?

Anonymous said...

Your desire for fair , unbiased reporting is admirable and, as you claim, bias is the enemy of intelligence and progress, key components of any good liberal's ideology. Ultimately, bias is always rooted in a closed mind and a selfish desire to promote a personal agenda and can only lead to the trap of hypocrasy.

Why then do you represent yourself as above the mindless masses' obsession with sports, yet wring your hands over a possible conflict of interest between ESPN and The Evil Empire, unless it is actually a conflict with your personal agenda? And how often do you question the slant of "news" from outlets such as Fox, while blindly regurgetating "news" from sources like CNN and The Huffington Post, unless your mind is closed.

Just admit it. As long as humanity operates in these imperfect human vehicles, we are ALL biased, no matter how we try to point the finger at others. A genuine admission of your bias because of network envy,political affiliation, weakness due to the moral fence you sit on, etc. will go a long way toward exorcising the deamons of living with the fact that no matter how you try to deny it, at heart you are still just a white, ex-Baptist, sports wanna-be, Wal Mart shopping, Wise County boy.

Anonymous said...

Perry can just not veto a bill and it will go into effect. He does not have to sign them all, nor will he.

Preston Smith

Anonymous said...

The Diamondbacks fan getting so much hate for wrestling the ball away from the hot chick: As one of the Youtube commenters said, he's a high-functioning autistic. If you look at the whole video and watch his mannerisms, this is completely believable. Look at how he drops the ball he fought so hard for and doesn't seem to care. As for the "hot" woman, the frickin' Lindsay Lohan lookalike didn't even notice the ball was coming her way until it was almost out of her reach - too busy chatting with her girlfriend stuffing that hot dog into her piehole to notice anything around her.

Anonymous said...

Ned is the chain smoking alien that hangs out at the Aurora Cemetary.

Anonymous said...

Ned the alien called INS on the Primos hang arounds.

Anonymous said...

How many meetings has former President Luttrull missed of the Decatur School Board?

Anonymous said...

If someone wants to claim possession of certain rights, then he should also be held to account for the accompanying responsibilities -- such as participating within and obeying the laws of the nation where he lives, and from which he derives his claimed "rights." When a person chooses to exist outside a system, he chooses to forfeit any benefits to be had by those within the system.

We have these rights because they are self-evident...

In other words, the "system" does not give us rights. We have them because we are human beings.

Stop using the Constitution to justify your political bigotry. For a Tea Bagger, you sure don't understand much about the Constitution you supposedly support. The founding fathers would slap you for stating that the government gives us rights.

Rage

Anonymous said...

1,170 bills on the governor's desk that must be signed pronto before he leaves?

Hooray, all you stunning Wise County Republicans that voted for that jerk!

Aren't ya proud?

Anonymous said...

Recognized to Acceptable

They said they had too much money in January and gave Supt a $20,000 raise and planned to spend several million on Athletic field improvements.

Ouch!

Anonymous said...

Yea, sports riots always get me hot too.

My Other Brother Darryl

PS - 9:22 is right. Great flooring price!

Anonymous said...

Everytime I see a Teabagger, they have multiple Tea Party stickers on their vehicle, and it is usually a jacked up 4X4 Toyota. So much for loving their country, they support Japan's economy.

Anonymous said...

10:31 - he conveniently SIGNS the ones that will promote him......

..mercy, just how politically transparent can Goodhair get?

Anonymous said...

Where is my ink pad and rubber stamp? I gotta prayer meet'n to get to.

Double Fake Rick "The Hair" Perry

Triple Fake... said...

Do illegal aliens have an inalienable right to vote in this country's elections?

wordkyle said...

For discerning readers:

1) The reference to "self-evident" (truths, not rights) comes from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.
2) Some rights are endowed by God -- life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, for example -- while other "rights" are bestowed by the government; e.g., voting, licenses, access to government benefits, the legal possession of a firearm, protection under that government.
3) Rights endowed by God are universal; rights bestowed by the government belong to citizens who conform to that government's laws and regulations. If someone lives outside those laws, he forfeits his government-bestowed rights.
4) It's nonsense to think you can exist outside of a nation's laws, and then at a convenient time claim those same laws protect you.

Anonymous said...

BG tagged a photo of "Ned" on your FB :)

Anonymous said...

I have 7 bills on my desk that need to be paid by the end of the month.

Anonymous said...

I notice DISD is building a beautiful and extremely expensive wrought iron fence and entrance gate at the football field. Yes, I agree the fence that was there and had been there for years and years doing its job just fine really did need to be ripped out and replaced with a much more modern wrought iron fence especially if it means taking money from the classroom (teachers) to make this much needed and overdue improvement on the field. I just know in my heart this new fence will bring up TAKS scores and most importantly will turn the Decatur Eagle football team back into the champions they once were before the Kyle Story era. Be proud taxpayers! I think all is well in DISD!!

Anonymous said...

11:45 - send em' to the Wise County Republican Party Chair!!

Anonymous said...

NED ROCKS!

Anonymous said...

I give this blog an A+ for consistency. Banjo boy, 2012 guy, "n" word Bubba, and bitter ex Decatur school board member that posts 3-5 times a day thinking everyone will believe that the masses are disquieted and that there is unrest in Eagleville. At least if they are home on their computers, the state isn't having to catch them in a jacket that buckles in the back and pay for their meds and housing.

Anonymous said...

12:52 - yeah, me too for the Aplus..don't forget Wordy and his amazing array of facts on almost anything of insignificance.

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:52 and 1:05, you two just keep those heads of yours in the sand and keep your butts exposed for all to identify you.

Anonymous said...

f'n niggs..

Anonymous said...

won't be no "N" playing banjos after 12-21-12.

Anonymous said...

I agree!
I love the caste iron fence at the football field.
Frankly, they confuse me.
In January too much money!
Big pay raise and blow it on a fence.
In April too little money!
Layoff some teachers.
Now they have fallen to Acceptable or below!
The foxes are in the hen house.

Anonymous said...

I bet those boys will be asking the taxpayers to bail them out with a tax increase.....

I feel it coming...........

Anonymous said...

Barry, the Casey Anthoney case is very interesting. When you have time you should google for a time line of crime and trial. She is a pathological liar; but, I see some shadow of doubt that she actually killed her daughter; and, I believe she may have had help in the body disposal. Unless she tells the truth some day, we will never know what really happend.I believe she will be found guilty.

Anonymous said...

9:22
10:43
11:02
12:21
1:19
1:43
1:47

You either suffer from multiple personality disorder or are the bitterest person with an agenda that is ignorant enough to think we believe you really care.

By the way, I am not really 12:52, but I totally agree with him!

(WINK, WINK, NUDGE, NUDGE)

Anonymous said...

4:15 you are either just plain ignorant or very naive to think
9:22
10:43
11:02
12:21
1:19
1:43
1:47

are all one person. Not one of these people is "bitter." Each expresses frustration with DISD consistently cramming crap down taxpayers throats. Frankly, since you don't have concern (bitterness) for the irresponsible use of taxpayer money in our education system, I vote you to be ignorant rather than naive. Again, keep that head in the sand!!

Anonymous said...

There should be no complaints about DISD!
We are happy and doing well!

Anonymous said...

Jerry Howard is a good board member and I trust him to look out for my interests.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if we approached Mrs. Reeves in the write way if she would consider coming back?

Anonymous said...

Looks like wordkyle could use a con law lesson. Again.

The constitution does not give rights. It limits the government's ability to take away rights we have as human beings.

Stop lying, wordkyle.

Rage

wordkyle said...

Once again, discerning readers will note my use of the word "rights" above. Less-discerning readers (and let's hope the're not in any profession that requires literacy) can make up demonstrably untrue points and argue against themselves all day long. There's not much hope for those folks, other than as trolls or lawyers.

Anonymous said...

Approach Mrs. Reeves in the write way? Just what will you write to her? Oh...wait, do you mean approach her in the RIGHT way? Sheeeeeesh, if you are a product of hers, then we don't need her back at the helm.

Goober said...

1st, I do not live in Decatur ISD, have friends in the system or on the board. I DO have a kid in public school in another district and I DO read about the happenings in public ed. So, does anyone remember back in April, about a week or so before the students took their TAKS exams that the TEA commish. Scott released a statement saying that they were goign to grade the TAKS exams differently that in the past, and it would most assuredly cause district's ratings/rankings to go down across the state?

Don't know about Decatur, but you better check all your facts before you start throwing rocks at the folks in charge. It may be they are up against a stacked deck. Unless of course you just want to come right out say you don't like them or what they do, so everyone knows it is a PERSONAL attack and really has nothing to do with the facts at hand!

Anonymous said...

Hey Goober, nothing changed with Taks. The passing standards did not go down and answers on a multiple choice test are either right or wrong. No one can grade that differently. DISD has some absolutely great teachers, but they are given a plate so full of other bs that it is not always easy for them to stay focused on their job of teaching. Administrators continually delegate (dump) more of their own jobs for the teachers to do. Until that practice stops, all teachers will continue to have a difficult time focusing on what their priorities are: teaching the students! School Boards across the county need to hold their administrators accountable and see to it that they do not dump on the teachers.

Anonymous said...

It's fun to watch morons like wordkyle profess to know so much about the constitution and the founding fathers, and then get totally schooled on it.

wordkyle said...

a) I never "professed" to know much about anything.
2) "Schooling" someone must not mean what it used to.
iii) It's hard to follow which anons are trolls and which ones are just nobodies.