6.13.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • In case you missed it, more pics came out of Rep. Wiener over the weekend (in the Congressional Gym, no less), and now he's headed to "rehab." He's done.
  • Also, Bruce Springsteen's saxophone playing band member Clarence Clemons suffered a stroke last night.
  • I don't dislike the Mavs. I dislike their coach. And if you listen carefully to every one of his post-game press conference, his underlying and subtle theme is that the the Mavs are well coached. I have to admit that's true. I just don't need to hear it from him. 
  • It sounds like Mark Cuban's vow of silence during the playoffs was more about not wanting to field the same old irritating questions than not trying to jinx the playoff run. After a couple of S bombs last night, I wish he'd make it a year round policy. And has that guy gained a little weight?
  • Weird/Funny Cuban tweet this morning.
  • LeBron James to those who wished failure upon him: "[A]t the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today."
  • There was some reporter on Channel 8 last night that was sticking her mic into the crowd at Victory Plaza. That was a dicey proposition, and I think I heard at least one F bomb.
  • Power Down: Queen's "We Are The Champions" after any sports final.
  • Caught a short documentary late Saturday on HBO about the John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg rivalry called "Fire and Ice."  It game me Good Ol' Days Syndrome. 
  • Every speck of dirt from my driveway was moved over this weekend. (Changes in the backyard landscape took most of it.) I got so serious that I even put baseball bat grip tape on the handles of the wheelbarrow.
  • McDonald's fought an African American surcharge hoax over the last few days.
  • The media went through tons of Sarah Palin's emails over the last couple of days. Biggest revelation: We both use the word, "Sheesh."
  • I think a regular season Cowboys game would win hands down compared to last night's Mavs game, but I can't back that up yet.
  • I went outside during halftime of last night's game to water and piddle in the yard only to come back in to see the Disney Channel on the big screen. 



34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gosh, can't you just make one genuine compliment about the Mavs? Sheesh

Anonymous said...

I agree--Cuban has put on weight.

But at least he's not doing workouts in the middle of the game. I remember several years ago (maybe when they were in the finals the last time) he was being interviewed between quarters, and he was on his stairmaster. The camera was only filming him from the chest up, and so it looked like he was humping something. Gross!

Anonymous said...

ESPN commentators should be ashamed of themselves for their obvious bias for the Heat and their mindless blather.

Anonymous said...

Your jealously of Mark Cubin is hilarious!!!!


His life is rock'n!

wordkyle said...

Latest headline news on the Sarah Palin e-mails: "THERE IS NO STORY! She's pretty much as she's presented herself! More intelligent, competent and decent than the caricature the media have created! WOMEN AND CHILDREN HARDEST HIT!"

Anonymous said...

I don't care if I never hear the word Mavericks again in my life time. As for the people acting like idiots, I would rather spend all that money to people who are truly in need.

Basketball.....zzzzzzzzzzz

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

Barry, if you get the time, please write off the Rangers and Cowboys.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, How much was omitted from those emails, and how did having her lawyers combing through them for months and months prior to release impact the emails being a non-story? Also, have your read all the emails yourself or are you just postulating a "win" in regards to what your are reading from pro-Palin sources?

I never believed she was the person the media has made her out to be, but I do believe she is no more qualified to run this country than Obama.

Anonymous said...

9:17 you can actually find people who are truly in need?

All I can find are people who made some bad life choices and expect everyone to bail them out.

Anonymous said...

9:47 Keep on hoping that hatred of yours for Sarah Palin will reap you a "I told ya so"

She's still a better person than you'll ever be.

Scott said...

Anon 9:47

I love people like you. Everyone is searching through Palin's e-mails. They don't find anything. Instead of saying that she must be doing good, they then accuse her of hiding the good stuff and editing these e-mails before they were released.

You will never be happy until they catch Palin doing all the bad things that you just assume that she must be doing!

St. Nick said...

"Barry, if you get the time, please write off the Rangers and Cowboys."

BG, would you also please add the Baylor football team, world hunger, and the Texas economy to that list?

wordkyle said...

947 - The one time I have faith in the mainstream media is when they are trying to find dirt on a Conservative. The "pro-Palin sources" I use includes the Huffington Post.

Anonymous said...

ESPN announcers were pretty bad. How about the guy who kept saying at the end, "Mavericks shouldn't milk the clock. Mavericks shouldn't play the clock." Finally, another announcer piped in, "Actually, I would play it exactly like the Mavericks are doing." (which was to milk the clock).

Idiot!

Anonymous said...

Wow, BG. You really aren't capable of being even one bit complimentary towards the Mavs despite the fact that they just won a National Championship, can you? Is it just sour grapes about the spectacular implosion of your constant predictions that the Mavs would fail, or do you just hate them that much?

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! LMBO
President Obama announced a new effort Monday to eliminate government waste and named his “it’s a f-ing big deal” clown of a vice president to lead it.

Oh goody! Buffoon Biden will definitely spill the beans and let us all know about how much waste is spent in Washington.

Anonymous said...

McDonald's sign a hoax. But a damn funny hoax! (oops. Posted it to the wrong blog item. I am SOOOO stoooopid)

Anonymous said...

9:58, I am truly hurt that you think Palin is a better person than I will ever be.

Scott, It has been reported as such, I am not making it up that things were omitted from the emails. I do not or never have imagined that she was doing "all the bad things", just do not think she is delivering the right message and I do not prefer her as the Republican nominee. Simply being the most hated by the libs does not make you the best candidate.

WK, I didn't expect the emails to contain much anyway, otherwise their release would have been tied up in legal wrangling still.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry pls write off the mean green eagles football team! WE needa a miracle but I think a sports doofus like you may just get us another berth to Nawlins Bowl at least!!!

Anonymous said...

9:56 Yes, there are many in need. Here are a few: our military families, Joplin, Mo. tornado victims, people in the path of the fires in Arizona, orphans in America and the world, college students. There are many more. So, do you think they are in need because they made bad choices?
You have no heart. Maybe you are a sociopath like Casey Antony and only care about yourself. Glad there are people who will pick up the slack for people like you.

Anonymous said...

Rick Carlisle has won an NBA championship as a player and now as a coach. He probably doesn't give a sh*t what a traffic ticket lawyer from Bridgeport, Texas thinks about him.

Anonymous said...

hey 12:20 shut the hell up. He's one of the best lawyers in North Texas. There's not a prosecutor around that's wants to have to go up against him. Ask around you will see. moron. (Barry can I have my ten dollars now...i needa buy some mad dog 20-20).

Anonymous said...

Barry, please predict total failure to the following lottery combination:

03 05 08 11 13 27

PLEASE....PLEASE....

Double Fake All In

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Only girly men put baseball bat grip tape on a wheel barrow. Ever heard of gloves? And who held your purse while you did all that dirty work?

Scott said...

Sure would have been nice if the media had spent as much energy investigating Obama while running for office as they have with Palin, who has not even announced officially that she is running.

Instead, all that you got was the media praising everything Obama and ignoring all of the significant issues with him.

Anonymous said...

How are you spelling "relief" today Bubear? You pounding down the Aleve's? Moving a small mountain of dirt by hand will put a hurt'n on a desk jockey.

Brandon said...

What the hell is wrong with your readers?!? This has been posted for nearly 5 hours and not one comment about you piddling in the back yard? I hang my head in shame.

Anonymous said...

You should piddle in the bathroom, not the backyard. The yard is for the dogs to piddle in.

Anonymous said...

1:01 My thoughts exactly. The lib. media spends all their time trying to find something on Palin when they did NOTHING but tout bammy, and he had LOTS more crap to uncover than she ever thought about having! so true!

As for Barry, piddling in the yard makes the grass turn yellow.

And if Cuban has gained weight, that usually happens as people age, at least to those of us who are normal.

Anonymous said...

I heard Palin had some interesting emails pertaining to skinning moose and recipes for caribou stew.

Double Fake Grizzly Adams

Anonymous said...

Good thing they were not about skinning monkeys 2:33. Then we'd have to hear about what a racist she was.

Anonymous said...

I have no problem (and do) donating to those in need. It is when the government forcibly takes my money and gives it to whomever they think is in need. Their definition of "in need" is most times very different from mine.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

Marilyn Belew looks like Sarah Palin. Seen her billboard on 286. Nice lookin Lady Lawyer in Wise Co.

Peach Street - Cab 21 - LA

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on that one Big Ed!

The Real Billy