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6.28.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Despite every media outlet in DFW trying to find out what the FBI investigation into John Wiley Price was about, they came up with absolutely nothing.
  • There's a regularly scheduled Dallas County Commissioners meeting today. Hello, circus.
  • A Johnson County Commissioner abruptly resigned yesterday after allegations arose he used a county Home Depot credit card for personal charges. 
  • Our taxes would be a lot less if people being paid by the taxpayer didn't have to investigate people being paid by the taxpayer for misusing taxpayer money. 
  • Two motorcycle deaths yesterday: Hurst and Dallas (couldn't find a link but he was knocked off a bridge onto the Dallas Tollway.) Edit: Found it.
  • What a bizarre story: An attractive (for what it's worth) Austin gal who worked for the W Hotel got stuck in an air duct and was not found for over a month. Not a happy ending. 
  • Since when does everyone think they are saying something profound when they rattle off, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"? (And if that person then attributes the quote to Albert Einstein, cock an eyebrow because there's no proof of that.)
  • Over the past month I've received an unsolicited Beach Boys CD and a packet of Kool-Aid from loyal readers. You think I'm a little nervous when I open up a package that looks like it could be from the Son of Sam?
  • I was in a foot race last night. Yep. Against a girl. I'm guessing it was a quarter mile. My heart estimated it as run to El Paso. 
  • Everyone was up in arms yesterday about the search by TSA of a 95 year old, wheel chair bound, cancer-stricken woman at the airport who was wearing a diaper. Do we make an exception for 95 years olds? If so, there's your security loophole that everyone knows about.
  • Side note: The 95 year old was flying to visit family and friends. Uh, how about the family coming to see her instead?
  • The new Dallas mayor was inducted yesterday and he continues to preach about wanting to improve Dallas schools. Man, you've got enough problems without trying to fix something you have no jurisdiction over. 
  • After over two years, President Obama has finally nominated someone for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas: Sarah Saldana. Talk about a gal who is low profile --- a Google search basically turns up nothing. (If confirmed, she will then be responsible for the John Wiley Price prosecution. And if President Obama loses the 2012 election, she'll be out of a job. Does she want that gig?)
  • Did I see Sonic and Asian take-out on the dinner table last night? Yep.
  • The official high was 99 degrees yesterday. Somebody want to check that monitoring equipment? And why is Wichita Falls consistently clocking in at 10 degrees hotter than us?
  • On my DVR from last night is the HBO documentary "Hot Coffee" about civil lawsuits. My lawyer friends criticize me to no end for my anti-lawsuit positions and the program is about "misconceptions" that people like me might hold. Will I watch it? You bet. Why wouldn't I want to hear differing views?
  • Random Texas front page only because the War on Drugs lead story was called "Operation Pill Crusher." You've always got to have a fancy name. 

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Re the 95 y/o TSA search: she was going there to stay with friends until her death. She is to be buried nearby and she didn't want to die and have her daughter need to pay to transport the body so far. And BG I believe that you should have a body cavity search every time you want to fly. Your comments on the constitution yesterday have me concerned. Wait, never mind, that would be profiling. Just search the old folks instead.

Anonymous said...

TSA can't win. One account says they are denying it ever happened.

In this week's news report of child being tricked into being suicide bomber (and it worked)

Wait till one gets by and blows up a plane........and watch what the screaming will be.

I travel often, but my complaint is not the searching or the scanning but the scarcity of machines and lines that require me to be there two hr early.

Anonymous said...

That gal has some nice birthin' hips.

The heat in the Wichita Falls area has something to do with how hot air moves from the Chihuahuan desert eastward and runs into cooler air circulating up from the Gulf, which gives us in DFW a tad bit of relief. The epicenter of heat in Texas is Seymour, if I recall high school geography correctly.

There are some Norwegian NATO pilots training at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls who are probably saying "WTF?!" right about now.

Anonymous said...

Wichita Falls has always been one of the hottest spots in Texas. Which made it crazy that the Cowboys used to do their summer workouts there.

Anonymous said...

You think I'm a little nervous when I open up a package that looks like it could be from the Son of Sam?

Taurus makes a perfectly named gun for your self defense needs. The Public Defender.

Anonymous said...

The definition of insanity that bothers you wouldn't be repeated so often if it wasn't so appropriate so often, unfortunately! :-)

Anonymous said...

Wichita Falls has drastic weather swings. Hot in summer cold in winter and tornados in between. Seymour holds the record of highest temperature at 120 degrees.

Anonymous said...

The old lady searched by the TSA wasn't going to visit friends, she was moving in with them before being admitted to an assisted living facility.

Anonymous said...

OK, let me get this straight. It is not ok to follow someone by electronic process, while it is ok to follow someone by physical process. But, it is ok for TSA to be patting down 95 year old women and 6 year old little girls? You cannot have all the freedoms of the original constitution, written before electronics and aviation and security at the same time. It just does not work.

Anonymous said...

"Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and
expecting a different outcome”

Old Chinese Proverb


Read more: Who is it that first said that "insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result�? | Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/56230#ixzz1Qa7ZDhHY

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.5 out 5
She is so HOT

Anonymous said...

Investigations of public officials are a drop in the bucket tax wise. You want lower taxes? Vote for anyone who will stop using our military to police the world. And not just a tea bagger who complains when a black president does it, but not when a white one does, I mean someone who has consistent beliefs and puts them into practice.

Rage

Anonymous said...

can anybody see that big white cat in the clouds, is he trying to mount today's hot pic chick..?

Anonymous said...

9:32, is that also where the stupid saying that "more is less" comes from? People astound me.


More is not less.


Less is less.
More is more.


Anyone and everyone who tries to pass off the "more is less" crap IS THE IDIOT!
People who believe those idiots are also idiots who can't think for themselves.

Scary!!

Anonymous said...

Time to do away with the TSA. Saddam and Osama gone. We are safe now.

Anonymous said...

Profiling works. Israel's last successful hijacking occurred in 1968 and since then they've profiled the hell out of all passengers and have only had attempted hijackings. . . Sure looks like it works to me. I'm sorry you happen to look like the people that try to kill innocents but hey, nobody said life was fair.

Anonymous said...

You can't beat a foot long chili cheese coney with a side of General Tso's chicken....Did your double stuf Oreo Sonic Blast fortune cookie read, "you may regret a recent life decision concerning food"?

Anonymous said...

Insanity is reading this blog everyday and expecting it to be any different than it was the day before!

Anonymous said...

I also fly often and I can tell you for sure that if that 95 year old lady is on MY plane, I want her searched. Just as I want that little tot in diapers searched as well. ANYONE can be used to smuggle in a bomb. And I want them all searched thoroughly.

Side note....I really don't want an old lady in a diaper sitting beside me, thank you very much. Nasty and stinky.

Anonymous said...

9:41
The saying is "Less is more," not "More is less."

You know-like BG's daily chick photos-the less clothing, the more appealing...

Anonymous said...

we have two banks in our little town that show time and temp. The other day one said 101 while the other one said 111. Perhaps the thermometers are placed in different environments.

Gern Blansten

Triple Fake... said...

The definition of insanity is watching the movie Groundhog Day over and over, and expecting a different ending

Triple Fake weather-forecasting rat

Anonymous said...

I'm wordkyle's brother. He had retinal re-attachment surgery yesterday. The surgery went well, but he is pretty sore. Please remember him in your thoughts and prayers today. Oh, and it may be a while before he's back slammin' and jammin'. :)

Thanks for your time and have a great day!

Anonymous said...

The TSA took my baby away....she never made it to L.A.

Sung to the tune of The KKK took my baby away by the Ramones.

Anonymous said...

10:32, thats because you looked at the Wells Fargo Bank instead of Woodhaven. The Devil lives at Wells Fargo, so it is hotter. Angels work at Woodhaven.

Anonymous said...

they've profiled the hell out of all passengers

Idiot. Profiling is selecting certain passengers. They search every passenger.

Israel can have its police state. I prefer to have my liberties instead.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage, You wouldn't be talking about Obammy trying to police Libya and break our own laws by assasinating a foreign leader would you? It's so sad that you liberal weenie tea baggees have such a distorted view of things just because you have a D besides your favorite political figure. Be sure and save the stained blue dress.

Anonymous said...

10:07, You sound like one of those paranoid passengers that we hear about every so often that freaks out and tries to open the emergency escape door and has to be duct taped to the seat until the plane lands.

Anonymous said...

our taxes would be ALOT less if it werent for crooked politicians..

Anonymous said...

Rage, Ever been to Isreal, the "police state" there is definately out of necessity.

Anonymous said...

10:32, it's all the same. Oh, or is it now: different is same, or same is different?!

I'm getting so confused, more or less!!

Anonymous said...

10:54 What about my comment sounds paranoid? Are you naive enough to think that just because someone doesn't look like a terrorist or a nut job, he's safe? If so, you are an idiot. Yes, I want ALL people, infants to old codgers searched and scanned. I dont mind the inconvenience to be safer in the sky and you shouldn't either. Besides, what's the big deal about walking through a scanner? People just want to make a big deal out of absolutely nothing. If they let the old fart on and she was carrying a bomb for someone, then you'd be lambasting the airlines for not having enough security. It's always better to be safe than sorry. Grandmas are not excluded!

Anonymous said...

19:35 I hope your brother gets to feeling better soon. I always enjoys what he says on Liberaly Lean.

Anonymous said...

1243 you are an idiot. Would prefer a cavity search on every person in the name of safety? If so, step right up. I have a well greased gloved hand. Just be careful I don't slip a bomb in there while you are bent over with your exposed arse in the air. I bet you think 9/11 was a Bush conspiracy too.

Anonymous said...

Israel doesn't just rely on profiling. On my last trip, EVERY piece of luggage/handbag of every passenger was opened, searched. We were questioned about several articles.
This was upon arrival.

Anonymous said...

the "police state" there is definately out of necessity

So sayeth the police.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Okay Rage, let me help you with this one even though you understood my point and had no counter-argument. . . Anybody that boards an Israeli commercial flight and looks like he prays to Mecca 5 times a day gets searched. And to quote another poster, have you been watching the news for, I don't know, the last 40 years? Israel has a police state for a reason you moron, even though you probably agree with the Palestinians and the guy from 1940's Germany, who's name escapes me, that they have no right to even exist.

CT said...

Flying isn't a right, it is a privilege.

X-ray or search every single person, bag, animal, peanut, shipment, WHATEVER, getting on the same plane I'm getting on, buddy..

It is ridiculous to think just bc sadam and bin laden are gone that we are safe. More people hate us now than ever.

Anonymous said...

5:05, if I were in charge of Homeland Security, I would find a way to make the muslims mad at the Chinese. They need to find someone else to hate.

Anonymous said...

12:43, Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim. Now sit down so we can duct tape you.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the TSA. If you don't like what they do, there are trains and cars to get you where you are going. She CHOSE to fly, and with that decision comes the possibility of getting searched..

Anonymous said...

but all terrorists are Muslim

Tim McVeigh would like a word with you.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Stop wasting your time with Rage. He is a troll.

Wordkyle and Mizchief bust his chops almost daily and he is too dumb to know it.

He makes ridiculous arguments.

He claims to be a lawyer, but regularly confuses the US Constitution with the Declaration of Independence.

He claims to be gay, and makes posts trying to lure others into gay-bashing posts.

One poster calls him "Coach," but my guess is that he is some idiot high school kid playing games.

He is just a troll.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Timothy McVeigh was not trying to board a plane.

Anonymous said...

Less is Best!

Anonymous said...

"So sayeth the police."

So sayeth the citizens!

Anonymous said...

5:29 I hope you a merely joking because if not, you are truly an ignorant and naive person. Not all terrorists look like terrorists. Any can be used to sneak a bomb on a plane, a toddler, a 95 yr old grandma, anyone. I don't think cavity searches are necessary, but I think high-tech scanning and searching is a necessity to keep us safe. Glad you are not the one controlling who gets on my plane!

Anonymous said...

10:02, Were the shoe bomber and the Christmas day bomber 95 year old grandmas? They sure looked like Muslims to me. When was the last time they caught a toddler or grandma with a bomb up their ass? Now shut up and sit down so that these nice men can duct tape you to your seat.

Anonymous said...

Daddy like her a lot!!! yummy for my tummy