6.24.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Alvord school trustees vow to start using Facebook according to the Update. To be discussed in the next meeting: "Is there a way we can stop people from putting those nasty comments on there about us?"
  • The Longhorns had three players selected in the first round of the NBA draft last night. Now I think I know why there is so much grumbling about coach Rick Barnes.
  • Still an amazing site: People in Texas prisons (not the local jail) who committed crimes in Wise County. (Although I think it's not totally up to date.)
  • After the Fort Worth motorcycle chase yesterday, one cop comes in and throws two punches. Now he's under investigation. Hey, you might want to realize there's a couple of news helicopters above you.
  • I do it all the time in relation to criminal cases, but I always feel weird standing on the side of a Wise County road taking pictures in a shirt and tie.  But it's amazing what you can learn by simply going to a location -- even in a DWI case. 
  • Uh, oh. President Obama tells the troops he remembers the first time he gave the Medal Of Honor to a soldier when it wasn't in a posthumous situation. Other than the fact the soldier was dead, and he gave the award to the his parents, that story was spot on. 
  • That can probably be forgiven, but I'm not sure what he was thinking when he decided to play golf on Memorial Day. Say what you will, but he's smarter than that. 
  • The government is releasing oil from the Strategic Oil Reserves? Now? Really? 
  • The Star-Telegram finally gets around to covering the TXI/Hughes civil verdict today. And the Update did the same. 
  • The Ten Most Powerful People In Dallas list. Very inadequate list.
  • Following through on an earlier hint, an African-American will run to try and represent a portion of Wise County in Congress. Maybe the locals will at least listen to him because he's a Republican. 
  • "And Another" but once again it was only for solicitation with no contact. Is that the new trend?
  • Some mob boss from Boston who has been on the run forever was captured in California. It's big news in the northeast, but the only thing I know is that Jack Nicholson's character in The Departed was based upon him. (The headline made me wonder if any of his associates ever saw The Jerk and then would say, "Remember, don't trust Whitey.")




41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy--No, I don't think Obama is smarter than that. Let's see why are we surprised that he doesn't care about the facts when handing out the medal of honor if he didn't care enough to not play golf on Memorial Day.

As for the strategic reserves--of course Obama will release oil from there. He can pander to the masses by being the savior who lowered gas prices. Never mind fixing the problem by allowing new drilling or new refineries. It's all about getting re-elected so he can finish "transforming" our country.

Anonymous said...

Using Facebook is smarter than spending 200K on digital campus signs seen only by a few and rarely kept up to date.

Of course Facebook has the same potential for updating. Both depend on a human in charge....not encouraging

Anonymous said...

Why can't he play golf on Memorial Day? What did you hillbillies do, go get drunk at the lake? Who cares?

Rage

The Secret Police said...

Barry said: but I'm not sure what he was thinking when he decided to play golf on Memorial Day. Say what you will, but he's smarter than that.

Secret Polce say: What in the wide wide world of sports makes you think he is smarter than that?

I thought you were smarter than that....but I guess not.

Anonymous said...

Today's pic is not up to your normal standards. Hope we get a pick me up.

Anonymous said...

"That can probably be forgiven, but I'm not sure what he (Obama) was thinking when he decided to play golf on Memorial Day. Say what you will, but he's smarter than that."

No he's not! Get over your man crush!

Anonymous said...

Skippy, When you said the government is releasing oil from the SOR didn't you actually mean Obammy. I too think that is one smart man. We could all use a one cent drop in the price of gasoline that won't last 5 days if the price of crude goes up during that time. Can't you weenies learn from your mistakes? When Clinton released oil from the reserves, a penny drop is all we saw. Hey Mr. Smartest man in Washington, How about easing restrictions on drilling, open the pipeline from Canada, quit loaning billions to other countries to drill for their own oil and put your country first which you pledged to do when you put your hand on the bible and took the oath of office. One other thing, have your staff get their facts straight when loading your teleprompter so that you won't look like a bigger idiot than you already are when you put on your caring face and try to show some respect by easing up on the golf. Good God, he's played more golf in the last two and a half years than Tiger Woods has.Perry Bachmann 2012.

Anonymous said...

The DISD Board ought to try being progressive like the Alvord Board.

Anonymous said...

As for the Stratigic Oil Reserve, there is only enough oil there to run the country for about a day. This will have no effect on the oil prices. And it should not be used for political pandering. Most people don't know that there is really very little oil there compared to our daily consumtion. That oil is for an emergency not votes.

Anonymous said...

Hey If Idiot's are going to run from the cops, give them something to run for. If they get caught, then they get the living daylight beat out of them

Anonymous said...

Did you get these skanky Decatur Walmart winches permission to post their pictures?

Anonymous said...

Today's pic....the one on the right is a guy ...right?

wordkyle said...

"Obama is smarter than that" -- Examples to the contrary keep piling up.

Tater Salad said...

RTG: SASQUATCH!!!

Anonymous said...

Do "We The People" have ANY rights anymore...?

Anonymous said...

Very hard to figure how an otherwise intelligent person and graduate of a great university could continue to support Obama. Anything to get another 4 years so he can continue his "work" of destroying the US. Notice all the TV about his daughters and Michelle reading Dr. Suess to adoring S. African children. He's pretty much kept his kids out of the press but with his polling numbers going south...

Jack Daniels said...

What did we do to piss you off enough to post this mornings pic?

Anonymous said...

Yea Berry, stop worshipping Obama. You have hundreds of people in the Democrate Party who are more qualified to be president. How about another JFK who understood economics. He did get us in the Vietnam War but I have forgotten that and just think about the good he did.

Tater Salad said...

I concur w Jack Daniels... WE'RE SORRY!!! I danged near went blind.

Anonymous said...

the story under the headline used a smart mix of words "(Joint) effort" when talking about the marijuana bill...funny

cmoore

Anonymous said...

Apparently the Alvord school board does not understand one of the most important rules of internet use.....do not feed the trolls!!!!!!

Doc Feelgood said...

Rage:
None of us hillbillies have been ordering young men and women in to war every day for the past 2+ years.

Anonymous said...

Your pick me ups knocked me down..

Anonymous said...

Cut the crap!

The signs are up to date!

Anonymous said...

9:22, it appears AISD is following in DISD's footsteps. Facebook is one thing (not costly) but give me a break ------ electronic message boards? Is AISD planning to purchase electronic signs for each campus the same way DISD did? ----after saying they just can't afford several teachers (now let go)?

Anonymous said...

Observations:

Lib Lean photo--The girls were pretty average, but that beach and sky make me want to listen to the Beach Boys and drink drinks with umbrellas in them!

Obama/oil: Man, I remember when this blog used to be LIBERALLY Lean! Other than that Rage bozo, Barry seems to be dodging bullets today! As for Obama, it's fun to sit back and watch the destruction of the leader of the Democratic Party!

Gern Blansten

Anonymous said...

We DAMNED sure don't need some blue-gummed, bowtie wearin' neegra running this congressional district!

Goober said...

What Barry, still no editorial on Texas' Ron Paul proposal to legalize Mary Jane? 'Recon his kid the Senator from Kentucky will sponser the bill in the Senate? It's not like pot is not already the second most exported product of that state, next to bourbon!

Anonymous said...

The cops said Whitey had $800,000.00 in cash in his apartment....he was set!

Anonymous said...

Hey Rage, Mr LL is the one questioning his golf game on Memorial Day. Maybe you should take up your gripe with him.

Horn Dog said...

Looks to me like Wise county produces plenty of child molesters and sexual assaulters

Anonymous said...

Barry can dodge bullets all day. I taught him how.

Double Fake Chuck Norris

Anonymous said...

Yo....Bu....

Based on today's RMT girls...you may want to visit an optomotrist. People YOUR age typically need to move on to bifocals.

Double Fake Bond, Lindsay Bond, Agent "E"

Anonymous said...

"Hey Rage, Mr LL is the one questioning his golf game on Memorial Day. Maybe you should take up your gripe with him."

Huh. I thought I did.

"None of us hillbillies have been ordering young men and women in to war every day for the past 2+ years."

So? It's just another day. Bush went on vacation more than he worked, and he ordered soldiers to useless wars longer than that. Obama is still cleaning up the messes left to him, foreign and domestic.

Rage

Anonymous said...

No BG.... Obama is NOT smarter than that. But I'm more disappointed that you're not.

wordkyle said...

The Obama 2012 campaign bumper sticker.

Anonymous said...

"joint effort" hahahahahahaha
just got it.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

The oil supposed to be replaced by the people that receive it instead of paying for it.Want to bet any of it has been replaced the last three times it has been released?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Green,
I would like to thank you for listing the people serving time in prisons in the state. I now know what happened to some of the people I went to school with.

Have a great day!

Goober said...

One of the newer alvord board members is saying this weekend that the board did not pledge to do anything. It was one board members with an agenda talking to the newspaper guy.

Anonymous said...

THE ALVORD ISD SCHOOL BOARD IS A JOKE! After the election, it's a bigger joke! Good Luck with that!