6.07.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • For Rep. Weiner to come out yesterday and fall on the sword can only mean there is about to be a ton of shocking revelations about to hit the media. (Edit: It begins.) But, you know, he's so confident that he might survive this.
  • But why in the world would you go on ABC News (and soon to be everywhere) if you're the 26 year old Texas girl who was one of the objects of his attention?  Edit: Impress your friends -- her brother played 25 games with the Texas Rangers in 2008.
  • I learned yesterday that the Wise County Sheriff's Office recently used cell phone records to track the location of someone suspected in a theft. It seems like that would be commonplace, but that's the first I've heard of it around here. (I bet 90% of crime does not involve a "whodunit".)
  • I got home yesterday to find that it had turned into a locked down prison with three girls (one who is a week long guest) banished to their rooms because of an incident involving yelling, throwing a jump rope, slight injury, and tattling. (At least that's what I learned from the Warden.) The place was so quiet I almost wanted to encourage late afternoon bad behavior. 
  • The official University of North Texas sports web site is counting down the 100 greatest moments in football history. They might have considered making the list shorter: Number 97 is a win over Decatur Baptist in 1929.
  • The Random Thought girl does some part time work for The Fan radio station. 
  • I'm extremely late on this one: former Tarrant County judge John Street died a couple of weeks ago. Despite the accolades, I never remember anyone having a more pro-Plaintiffs slant than him. He once stopped a compelling defense attorney's closing argument right in the middle of it and decided the jury needed a break. (He couldn't get elected after 1984.)
  • And another (Austin teacher with the incident in Fort Worth.)
  • And another (Georgia teacher who will certainly win the Crossed The Line award.)
  • The blood cleanup in the house yesterday was prompted by a guy picking up and carting off my treadmill that had given up the ghost. He somehow cut himself and dripped blood out the house and onto the driveway. But it was a bit jarring to see my open laptop showing a "How to clean blood up from concrete" web site when I got home. 
  • Yeah, the liability issue crossed my mind. 
  • Folks who have traveled out to West Texas recently tell me that the drought conditions are shocking. And this drought map backs them up. 
  • Today's Update says that the LBJ Grassland Fires earlier this year was caused by burning poop. Nothing is ever normal around here. 
  • You guys can parse Sarah Palin's Paul Revere story all you want in order to try to make it "technically true", but you can't go back and read her answer without admitting it was like a junior high student trying to bluff her way through a history test.
  • Saw the Wise County Murder For Hire lady in court yesterday. She still hasn't be able to post bond. 
  • Jon Stewart remarked about how fit Rep. Weiner looked in the photo released yesterday. "I can't believe we're the same age! What kind of Congressional health plan do they have!?"





60 comments:

Tater Salad said...

Random chick: Uniboob!?!?!

Anonymous said...

I bet the special needs 15 year old that was having sex with his teacher was happier than a retard in a room full of bouncey balls.

Anonymous said...

-In trouble for tattling? So when one of them sees the other, let's say, "shoplift", the one who tattles gets in trouble?

-Guy injured in your home = if he was on the job his W/C should pick it up.

-Blood on concrete? Water to clean-up if done right after incident?

-OMG Barry Green said the word "POOP"? I'm shocked!

-Wise County Murder For Hire lady still hasn't been able to post a bond. YA THINK???????

Anonymous said...

On December 21 2012 all of our weiners will all be roasted.

Anonymous said...

Uniboob indeed...LMAO! thanks for the laugh.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you didn't pick up on the fact that Chico hired THREE, yes, 3, coaches!!! Lay off teachers and hire three coaches? Oh, yeah! Way to go Chico!

Anonymous said...

To the grasslands poop burner: You still owe me for property damage, emotional distress, and 1/2 days pay since I had to leave work early. Did ya' ever think starting fire with 35mph winds in the middle of several hundred acres of fuel was bad idea?

Anonymous said...

Andrew Breitbart has now replaced Walter Cronkite as the most trusted name in the news business. Skippy, I have a propostition for ya. In a years time if Breitbart has released the x rated picture of Breitbart, I'll give you the royalties to one of my gas wells. If he hasn't, you have to give up your law license. Deal?

Anonymous said...

This liberal weenie doen't mind the NY Rep getting the humiliation.

When are these politicians going to learn...........fess up immediately. For the most part (excluding the gotcha types in both parties) American is quite forgiving.

Anonymous said...

Gee Barry, girl problems in the house already and it is on a few days into the summer break. I feel for you.

Anonymous said...

Palin's blaming the media for asking another "gotcha question" is humorous in the extreme. Something like "what have you learned on this trip?"

The extreme left and right have yet to learn you have to govern from the center. Both parties demand their own version of fundamentalism in their primaries......and neither can govern with the idiots they choose.

wordkyle said...

Re Palin and "bluff her way through a test" - If by "bluff" you mean "had the facts, mangled the explanation," then sure. Did you know that bells or gunfire were involved as signals? Or was "one if by land, two if by sea" as much as you knew? Did you know that Revere was captured, and did indeed warn the British about the American forces? It doesn't require "parsing" to see that Palin knew more about Revere's ride than 99% of Americans. It also doesn't take parsing to see how she gets destroyed for jumbling an explanation given on the fly, when people like Obama and Biden get passes for similar (or worse) explanations.

Anonymous said...

That's "idiocracy" for you. Someone who is knowledgeable about an historic event makes an accurate reference, and the rest of us, with our Schoolhouse Rock knowledge of history, all rally to make that person out to be an idiot. Like her or not, she was dead on accurate from the beginning. I would be jumbled too if I woke up the next morning to the whole country making fun of me for something I got right the day before. Who would WANT to be president of a nation of fools, anyway?

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
just not good.
I think it is the swim suit.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:50 Every time Ms. Palin opens her mouth she is subject to the idiocy of the liberal media and their biased smearing of her. But they certainly tolerate oceans of idiocy from Bammy his henchmen. It would actually be laughable it's so obvious, if it wasn't our country's future we were talking about. If the media and the general uneducated masses gave her even one tenth the leeway they give the dunce in the white house now, she wouldn't even have to spend money campainging it would be such a landslide victory for her.

Anonymous said...

Since Wordbile has his head up there, maybe he can tell us what Sarah Palin had for lunch. Kissass.

Anonymous said...

It also doesn't take parsing to see how she gets destroyed for jumbling an explanation given on the fly,

The question was: "What did you take away from the experience" or something similar.

I guess she took away a bastardized view of history from a tour she had just taken and could not accurately recall.

P.S>: Not everything is a 2nd Amendment issue, Sarah.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Old Republican women love Palin for her "family values"......I've heard that over and over.

Why doesn't she stay home and prove that?

Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Rage, Be sure and save the stained blue dress.

Anonymous said...

Wk and the rest, feel free to attack the liberal media all you want, as they deserve it, but please do not defend SP. She is as equally harmful to this country as Obama, maybe even more. Who gives a rats ass about Paul Revere or whether she was correct, it does not erase the fact that she is a self-promoting, white trash moron.
I am a proud conservative so I definately see first hand how damaging it would be for Sarah Palin to become the face of the Republican Party. It would be a complete and total loss of credibility; simply being the most annoying to the liberals does not mean she is at all qualified or deserving of any stature within the Republican Party. She is exactly everything that the liberal media incorrectly portays conservatives to be.

Anonymous said...

For the second day in a row I actually agree with rage.

The Rage Cage

Anonymous said...

10:39, is there some point you're trying to make? You and that Rage Cage homo are annoying as hell.

I like the drugs or alcohol guy, but you're just stupid.

Anonymous said...

10:49...Homophobic much? Typical Wise County trash, likes drugs and alcohol but is scared to death of Gays.

The Rage Cage

Anonymous said...

9:01 - The fact that several coaches left escapes your reality. Those positions were replaced. I think you are a very unhappy Chico ISD employee. Did someone take your coaching position away from you?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Still scratching my head trying to figure out the pic. Something's not right, but cannot put my finger on it.

Palin day 2: Does anyone with intelligence on here REALLY want this lady as an elected official of high import? SERIOUSLY. (and don't tell us all how she would be as good as OBama cause blah blah blah. I want better than Obama.)

Anonymous said...

You Sarah Palin "let's find a hair out of place on her head haters" aka The Dumbest People on the Face of the Earth Group really need to get a grip on life. Who cares about some stupid Paul Revere comment she made. Are you serious?????

Good gawd, would you please kill yourselves and put us all out of our misery of having to be on the same planet as you. What a bunch of pathetic losers you are. Good grief if you are going to hate the woman at least find something substantial to complain about.

Jack Daniels said...

una teta

Anonymous said...

Random chic is getting better

wordkyle said...

It's funny -- the same thought processes that won Obama the election are what drive attitudes about Sarah Palin. Obama was going to lower the sea levels and pay people's car payments, and Palin will destroy the country and the Republican Party along with it. Shows what media hype and controlling "the narrative" can do.

Anonymous said...

11:36 AMEN! And in answer to Mr. Mike, I am not only intelligent, but educated, and yes, I would vote for Palin today vs bammy. Now, should a better candidate arise for the Republicans, I would certainly be open, but thus far I have not seen one.

Anonymous said...

and the Republican Party along with it

Even the Republican Party thinks this.

I say we test it. Let's have Obama v. Palin in 2012. Wait... she won't even make it out of the primaries. Now it looks like it's going to be a Mormon with his own version of Obama care?

It's like y'all want Obama to win.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Technically true? Is there any other kind of true?

KatyDid said...

You're right about Palin, and anyone who is being honest with themself would agree.

SHE knew she didn't have a clue what she was saying - and it showed on her face, just like so many times before... Trying to say she was accidentally right is beside the point.

Republicans ought to do themselves a big favor and move on to someone else before they find themselves having to defend this sort of idiocy for 1-5 more years.

There are conservatives who are running who can instill confidence even when they are BS'ing, aren't there?

Anonymous said...

Gay Rage Cage, You don't have a problem with a Muslim for President but God forbid we should have a Mormon? You didn't swallow all the Kool Aid, there is a little left on your blue dress.

Anonymous said...

Mike Humpo and the word intelligence in the same post? WOW

That some funny shiat right there!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, nice try, demographics won Obama the election...you give the liberal media and Obama too much credit!

Anonymous said...

12:49...I think you are a little lost, so let me fill you in. Rage typically spouts off liberal comments, I typically refute those liberal comments. On occasionI might agree with him, especially when it comes to SP. Rage is gay, I am not, but I do not really care what he does in his bedroom as it is none of my business. You up to speed yet?

The Rage Cage

Anonymous said...

1:10 you forgot to mention a few dead people helped too!

Anonymous said...

For someone who didn't have a clue what they were saying, Sarah Palin sure got that answer right.

Anonymous said...

Sarah needs to stay in the spotlight until next spring when, as I said before, she will have sucked most of the life and all of the money out of the tea party voters leaving the GOP in a bind. Right now I'm enjoying her tour of the country in her historymobile.
Uncle Wally

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Chico-they not only hired 3 more coaches (giving them 10 total)-they all teach history! Chico HS has 6 coaches who teach history! SIX!! How many history teachers does a 1A school need! They are not going to hire a Special Education teacher for the HS now because they can't make it a coaching position without fear of a lawsuit from a laid-offer teacher! It is a huge mess!

Anonymous said...

Top 10 historical truths...by Sarah Palin.

10. The country of Israel was purchased for $.02 an acre from Russia.

9. The French Army really kicked some butt in WW II.

8. The US was the first country to put a man on Mars.

7. Iran and Iraq are the same country. Iraq is just a typo.

6. The Revolutionary War was won by the Union.

5. The US has a two party system. One party is Friday night, and the other is Saturday night.

4. Remember what Nathan Hale said before he was hung for spying on the British, "Every time you hear a bell ring, an angel gets his wings."

3. The Supreme Court sold millions of albums in their day. Who knew three black girls from the Detroit projects would do so well?

2. The Civil War was called the Civil War because everyone involved behaved so.....civily?

1. Fat Joe left Atlantic Records.

KatyDid said...

#8 on the "Ten Historical Truths" by Anonymous (above me) reminds me of the notorious Sheila Jackson Lee incident in which she asked NASA to drive the Mars rover over to where the astronauts planted the flag.

The NASA dudes had to politely tell her, "That was the moon."

A dim mind is a dim mind, regardless of party affiliation...

Anonymous said...

1:59 the only people who think it's a mess are cry babies such as yourself.

Just say'n

Anonymous said...

Gay Cage Rage, Wink, Wink. You silly savage. I now know all I need to about you. It'll be our little secret.

Anonymous said...

2:05 Now that's funny.

Anonymous said...

1:59 - Either you are a liar or can't seem to get your facts straight. The below listed information is from the Lone Oak ISD website regarding Coach Chris Hicks that was just hired by Chico ISD. You stated that all three coaches hired taught history. Since when did geometry become a history class? Please do us all a favor and leave the distict. We don't need your kind...one that always has to stir the pot.



Chris Hicks
Teacher
Lone Oak High School
Grades Taught:9 - 12

Classes Taught Geometry

wordkyle said...

For those who set such high standards when judging Palin's "she was technically correct, but it was by luck" Paul Revere answer, to what do you attribute Obama's phony accounting on the auto industry bailout? Ignorance or deception? The Washington Post -- no friend to Republicans -- calls Obama's presentation on the subject "one of the most misleading collections of assertions we have seen in a short presidential speech." Does Obama's halo make his supporters ignore such things, or will you describe him as a "moron" (if ignorant) or "liar" (if deceptive?)

Anonymous said...

2:43 Not crying except for the students in the classrooms! Six history teachers is an overload! Not enough classes for those coaches to teach-so they do nothing! That is on top of the two full-time history teachers who do not coach! Chico HS needs more teachers with Masters degrees so they can offer more dual-credit classes but none of the new hires have one! They need more math and science teachers-not enough to cover classes that are mandatory! Only one science teacher and a total of 1 math teacher if you count the 2 coaches who teach math! They only teach 3 classes each!! No special Ed teacher now! There are only 65 total students in athletics-boys/girls-7th through 12th grades!! How many coaches do you really need? There is more to life than athletics! It is an important part but not the most important! Knowledge and education are the most important and unfortunately the leaders of Chico ISD have forgotten this and the kids will be the ones who pay for it!!

Anonymous said...

Just take your ball and go home wordkyle.

jkcrooks said...

Forget all this Palin stuff - today is a great day on the liberally lean

Wiener and poop stories

Anonymous said...

10:56
Don't be silly-even in Wise County, EVERY girl needs a cute, gay guy friend!

Anonymous said...

That is NOT lake attire - really?

Anonymous said...

I've been teaching for 15 years, and some of the BEST teachers I've ever worked with are coaches. They are masters of motivation, and they can often reach students that other teachers can't.

That's not to say that they're all as dedicated in the classroom as on the court or field, but I've seen plenty of non-coaches who were worthless in the classroom.

Anonymous said...

4:36 my bad. I apologize! He is one of the part-time math teacher/coaches hired to replace the one full time math teacher who retired!! Still have 6 coaches who teach history!! The problem is still there-too many history teachers! If you are going to hire that many coaches at least bring in a variety of teaching fields to be able to offer more classes in your school! I hope the new guys are good teachers not just there to coach but they did not do such a good job of hiring last year as 3 were fired for being incompetent in the classroom!! The problem is that Chico has it's priorities mixed up putting athletics over everything else! We had to layoff 10 teachers this year but we rehired 4 coaches who left! Why not keep the needed classroom teachers and cutback on the number of coaches on staff! Does a 1A school with a total of 65 athletes district wide really need 10 coaches -seven of which coach football!! Of that 65 less than 35 play football!! Really!!! That is also including a head fb coach/AD who DOES not teach ONE CLASS! But yet we lay off 10 teachers!! 4:36 did get one fact wrong-corrected but otherwise I'm correct not a liar! I stir the pot because I am an educator who wants what is best for the students and my community! I have many years in experence in all aspects of education!

Anonymous said...

peroxide for blood stains.
Even an idiot can find a place to get screwed even if she changes places.I started to say moving it but somehow it just did'nt sound right.te-he

Anonymous said...

Wishful thinking on the "coaches that can teach" theory. Chico will probably be looking for three more classroom coaches next year.

Anonymous said...

6:47 - I doubt he knows what a ball is without research.

Boring man.

wordkyle said...

Why you guys so bitter?

KatyDid said...

@wordkyle: Clearly, they are bitter because they are forced by law to read your website every day, while they themselves are not able to set up blogs of their own.

Anyway, that's the only way most of the comments make any sense...