6.02.2011

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • Court: No school sponsored prayer at Texas high school graduation this Saturday.  Texas Attorney General: Yahooty! A hot button issue I can get involved in and get in front of the cameras!
  • Speaking of graduation, both Bridgeport and Chico will did not have guest speakers at commencement. If only the rest of us had been so lucky.
  • Anyone know who left their Mercedes in a Frisco Walmart parking lot last night with a dead body inside? (Obviously, he forgot to call The Wolf.)
  • Did Antoine Dodson get arrested in Denton?
  • Not sure why the Messenger fired off a "Breaking News" alert yesterday afternoon about the funding for the 380 highway project.  It was the lead story on the front page of the paper edition of the  Denton Record Chronicle earlier that day and had been on their web site for over 12 hours.
  • The new water park in Roanoke opens next week. (Talk about a town that has changed over the years.)
  • I'm not sure how a story about helmet safety features a 27 year old Decatur cowboy on a Canadian web site.
  • I'm about to get in the house rental business against my better judgment. 
  • I've never been to the Bridgeport Off Highway Vehicle Park but it just received  $87,079 of your tax dollars "to renovate existing trails and add fencing to the [park] and to purchase hand tools and a rescue vehicle."
  • I finally ran into the "you can't buy gas on a credit card, leave the pump, and then go try to use the same credit card inside the convenince store" problem. 
  • I don't hate the Mavs. I'm completely apathetic. 
  • Ticket fans only: You have to see morning guy George Dunham on the streets of Miami last night. 
  • Over Memorial Day I learned that two men from Bridgeport and three from Decatur died during the Vietnam War. What are the odds of someone knowing one or more of their names and posting them in the comments?
  • Ohio State's quarterback (who is not majoring in rocket science) drove up in a new Nissan on Monday to a players only meeting after the highly publicized resignation of their coach.  Now reports say he's driven six to eight new cars in his brief tenure at the school and the NCAA is investigating. I understand secret payments, secret drug deals, and secret gambling, but driving new cars isn't exactly something that no one notices.
  • Want to see a cameraman get kicked in the head by a horse?


38 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left 1 out 5
Middle 1 out 5
Right 2 out 5
I am not sure what to think about this pic.
I think they are going to get some poor guy drunk and make him go home with them.

Anonymous said...

Jim Cartwright & Pat Scott

Anonymous said...

Chub Chub

Anonymous said...

BG,you are a bit behind on the graduation scene. It was last Friday night - yep, no commencement speakers and Bport had no church service prior. What's next? Optional attendance at the ceremony for the graduates?

Sad.

Anonymous said...

Did our founding fathers pray at public events on government property? I guess that they did not know that 200 years in the future the legal profession would distort their intentions in the document that they wrote.

Anonymous said...

The young men from Bridgeport who gave their lives in vietnam are :
1. Raymond Shawn
This is david shawns brother. He is buried in jacksboro. Actually he is listed as a resident of jacksboro but he was a Bridgeport 'boy'.

2. Jerry Hudson. His family still lives on Cuba road. He died on July 5 1967. He had been in Vietnam one month. He was doing reconiscience in a 'sanpan' and a mortar exploded nearby. He was very popular in high school. Very athletic. Ms super nice kid and family.

Anonymous said...

"Not sure why the Messenger fired off a "Breaking News" alert yesterday afternoon about the funding for the 380 highway project. It was the lead story on the front page of the paper edition of the Denton Record Chronicle earlier that day and had been on their web site for over 12 hours."

TRANSLATION: The WCM got scooped, wasn't happy about being scooped and decided to save face by acting like they were the ones breaking the story.

Anonymous said...

Holy Hey Now

Anonymous said...

It's a repeat on today's pic.

Anonymous said...

Jim Cartwright and Pat Scott were the ones from Decatur

Anonymous said...

Hard to look at with those dirty shower shoes in the background

Anonymous said...

Do any of you liberal weenies ever wonder why I coined that term about you? The Weiner show just keeps getting better and better. It's going to be orgasmic when he finally has to have his come to Jesus moment and face the music with his wife by his side and admit that he is a typical liberal that has a problem. With lips quivering and fighting back the tears, he will beg us to forgive him and allow him and his wife of one year some private time to grieve and repair their marriage. Never mind that he drug an innocent college girl into the primetime spotlight, falsely blamed Twitter of having security issues and pointed his boney finger at us, a la Slick Willie, and said that "he did not have sexual relations with that woman. Now if you'll excuse me I have to get back to work for the American people." How in the hell do you have time to do the job that your electorate sent you to do when you are busy following hundreds of people on Twitter? This spineless weenie thinks that his job is a competition between him and Michelle Bachman to see who can hold the record for most friends on Facebook. How long will it be before he gets a standing ovation from his constituents on the house floor, a la Barney Frank, and given a chairmanship on a powerful committee?

Anonymous said...

this blog has really gone downhill. All the random thoughts girls are repeats. And they aren't even top of the class repeats. The news items discussed are barely even news and certainly not relevant. And most of the more lively commenters have gone into hibernation so all you have left are idiots like rage and mzceif pontificating to nobody really...is it just me? (sigh)

Anonymous said...

Do NOT rent out a nice house. Our last renter (many years ago) peed in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator, among other things.

Anonymous said...

These wuss liberals always play the same tune after blaming everyone else for their problems. When they are finally held accountable they tear up and beg forgiveness. Hey dumbass liberals. Here's a novel concept: when you are caught red handed then admit it take your beating like a man and move on down the road...instead of passing blame on everybody else.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:47. Last night on CNN, they were talking about it, and a liberal columnist said "I don't think it's that big of a deal."

If this guy was republican, he would have already been told he had to resign his office.

You libs can't ever admit to the ol' double standard, can you? Such as, oh, say, Kennedy at Chappaquiddick (sp?)?

Gern Blansten

Anonymous said...

Nobody is completley apathetic. Dummy

Anonymous said...

9:47
You act like this hasn't happened to a dozen republicans. You are a typical conservative whiner. Whiney. whiney, whiney.

Anonymous said...

You libs can't ever admit to the ol' double standard, can you?

Actually, Republicans just have so many more scandals (all while running on a family values platform) they the Democratic ones get lost in the mix:


http://www.badmouth.net/top-five-republican-gay-sex-scandals/

http://www.dkosopedia.com/wiki/Republican_Sex_Scandals

Anonymous said...

Being a landlord sucks. You are completely at the renter's mercy. You can never budget the money they owe you because you never know when/if they will pay. But if something breaks THEY expect you to be on it...yesterday!!

Anonymous said...

10:50, I am not acting. I am pointing out the hypocrisy between a Republican and a liberal. The liberals always demand that the Republican resign his office immediately, which usually happens, and the liberal is never forced to resign, but is usually applauded and given more authority and power within the system, a la Ted Kennedy and Barney Frank. No whining or acting here.

Triple Fake... said...

Partisan finger-pointing from a conservative is laughable, and I'm fairly conservative. It would be more accurate to complain about politicians in general, because there are plenty of examples of Republican lawmakers getting caught with their fingers in the proverbial cookie jar, as someone else has already pointed out

That said, this guy needs to 'fess up to whatever it is he's been doing. Seemingly simple answers to direct questions have him tap dancing in a minefield

Anonymous said...

I guess because he is black we just assume that the Ohio State quarterback can't possibly come from a family that has money enough to have new cars? Any kids at SMU showing up in a different new car or two or three over the course of their time there? Is there an investigation?

Anonymous said...

The liberals always demand that the Republican resign his office immediately, which usually happens,

That's because of your party, not the media. You can't exactly run on a party platform opposing gay people when you're getting banged in the butt hole by random men you meet in airport bathrooms.

Anonymous said...

I personally knew four people from Wise County that died during the Vietnam War. I went to school with Jerry Hudson who was three grades ahead of me at Bridgeport HS and with Raymond Shawn who was a year behind me in Jr. High, and knew Jim Cartwright from our athletic competitions with Decatur while in HS and later when we both were students at Texas A&M. I also was a classmate of Kenneth Cook from Paradise when I lived there in the '50s. Wonder why he hasn't been mentioned. He also lost his life in Nam while serving in the Navy on a river patrol boat that came under mortar attack.

Anonymous said...

Watch the new America...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iMr76atjUA&feature=youtu.be

Anonymous said...

Something that tiny should not be such a big deal

Anonymous said...

Just make sure you put in the lease, any and all "repairs" $500.00 and under are the renters responsibility. And, when I say ANY AND ALL you better pull out your lawyer mojo and cover your butt on that one.

You have to make sure you check their references, job, etc. It's horrible to say this but, stay away from pastors, or anyone who claims they are "church" related. I'm telling you they will turn out to be bad bad renters.

Good luck, because it's going to suck and that's no lie.

Anonymous said...

*Weiner's Pickle* wow and thats front page

Anonymous said...

Mam you in the pink dress.... you have an amazing rack

RW said...

In case you want to profile another teacher in an inappopriate relationship, here's another from our friends out in rural NE Texas...not too bad, maybe a minimal Bob Sturm "hey now"

http://clarksvillenews.net/articles/2011/06/02/news/doc4de6e53e2380a911746489.txt

Anonymous said...

does anyone know what they are building next to Taco Casa?

Anonymous said...

Graduation speakers: either great or horrible. No in-between. My choice: cut it from the program. Focus on the graduates. Amen.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Pink lady! Can we say boob job!!!!

Anonymous said...

11:18
Whiney, whiney, whiney.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport's most often called upon speaker broke me from going to graduation exercises.He is so full it he leaks.

Anonymous said...

Michael Soloman KIA Vietnam Rhome/Aurora

Anonymous said...

Graduation ceremonies would be more enjoyable if they just ran roadrunner cartoons.