7.15.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • I've never seen a Harry Potter movie or read a Harry Potter book. Absolutely no interest.
  • The Update says a winery will sell "wine bottles and glasses" at the Alvord Watermelonfest even though the mayor objected. Is there wine in them there wine bottles?
  • There's a new reality TV show called Texas Women on CMT that is filmed in and around Fort Worth. (They were at the Reata restaurant and at a place near Granbury last night.)  It's a knock off The Real World or Real Housewives. I saw five minutes of it and was interested simply because of the landmarks -- and chicks yelling at each other.
  • Regarding the rent vouchers in Dallas, some guy on WBAP asked this morning if it were "American" to go running after free rent, and wondered whether the crowd would have ran after "those vouchers if they were job vouchers and not rent vouchers." Wow. Everyone sure is an expert on what it's like to grow up as a minority, poor, and in South Dallas.
  • My back is still sore but I was able to jog --- which means it can't be that sore. 
  • Fox 4 gals at a birthday party. (Facebook link).
  • Speaking of Facebook, Google has launched a competitor called Google+ which is (1) going viral, and (2) is fantastic. They've aksi got a pretty good marketing campaign because you have to be invited by email from a member. "They tell two friends and they tell two friends and so on and so on and so on."
  • And a music service that everyone was talking about yesterday (but of which I have no understanding) is "Spotify".
  • Nancy Pelosi compared President Obama to Job which got the conservatives all riled up.  But I got sidetracked thinking about how Job may be one of the most disturbing stories in the Bible. God gave Satan permission to test Job's righteousness which ultimately leads to Satan killing Job's 7 sons and 3 daughters. God ultimately rewards Job with a new 7 sons and 3 daughters.  A replacement family made him whole?
  • I remember a 20 year mother in Denton mysteriously disappearing in the middle of the day 14 years ago. The Star-Telegram has a follow-up story today. 
  • For Tech fans who are stilled riled up over the firing of Mike Leach and the role that Craig James played, you will be extremely interested in this.
  • The Family Puppy has had a cold for a few days. To the Vet today. We boarded her at Man's Best Friend on vacation which might have been the source of the problem. 
  • A 26 year prosecutor in San Antonio gets a Boating While Intoxicated and resigns two days later. Seems harsh if he was forced to quit his job. (And he was approached by the cops on the lake when they had no probable cause or reasonable suspicion to do so. Amazingly, that's legal in Texas.)
  • I think the Republicans are going to get out-politiced by Obama on this debt ceiling thing.



76 comments:

Anonymous said...

Puppy probably has kennell cough.

Anonymous said...

Barry, could you be any more biased toward Obama and the darkies? I lot of us wonder why. I mean, do you really feel that way, or are you just stirring things up again?

Anonymous said...

repeat picture

Anonymous said...

The only reason Obama might be able to "out-politic" the republicans is because the press has their noses so far up the Presidential butt that they are looking through his belly button!

I think the American public is starting to figure out that he's liar and a cheat who doesn't care about the country only about his agenda. I think he's done enough damage and will not be getting a second term. Even the dumbest of our citizens can't think he's been good for our country.

Anonymous said...

The way I unstood the Texas Boating laws when I took my boater's education class was: Anytime you enter the water on any type of watercraft in the State of Texas you are therby giving law enforcement consent to search your person and your watercraft without reason.

el chupacabra said...

Good move taking family pupster to vet after boarding it- they can pick up some deadly crud in those places (even the best of them).

Anonymous said...

I don't like the death penalty; but it is people like this guy who deserves to die. He has admitted guilt. Justice should be swift. He would have been hung by now if it was the old days.

Anonymous said...

The one and only thing that made Job whole was that he never let go of the Almighty. Everything else, including our family, is secondary. For Pelosi to compae Obama to Job demonstrates her complete and utter ignorance of scripture.

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I usually don't comment when I see words used incorrectly, but one today is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me!

about the vouchers: should be would have RUN, not RAN.

So sorry! Just can't handle that one!

Now, about the comment. I said the same thing! I doubt most of them would have waited in line in the heat had jobs been given away!

I did grow up poor, but not in Dallas. I did break the cycle. Scholarhips put me through college to earn a degree, and later a master's.

Someone playing the "poor in Dallas" card makes my blood boil! Get off your lazy butt and get a freaking job! I do realize this certainly does not apply to SOME of those people. I also think drug testing should have been conducted right there as they picked up the applications!
I found it interesting that they only opened the application process because the "waiting list" is down to 100 or so. News said it could be years before any of yesterday's applicants will know if they will get a voucher. Tells me these people have no intention of changing their situations. Just keep milking the system.

Anonymous said...

Sucks about the FB mom who was abducted. I had forgotten about that crime. Its good to know they are still trying to solve the case.

Anonymous said...

"I think the Republicans are going to get out-politiced by Obama on this debt ceiling thing."

Fortunately, Obama has the mainstream media on his side (even Michelle Obama admitted this recently).

Trust me, as a former reporter, I've seen the bias at every news institution I've worked at (even though it's a little more local). The reporters actually believe they are objective, despite the fact that they spend most of their conversation time in the office making fun of how stupid Republicans are.

I WISH I were making this up!!!

Anonymous said...

Amen, 9:12. Well said from someone who was actually there. If they had one ounce of initiative, they wouldn't be in a line for hand-outs. I say let 'em work or starve.

Barry, just as you have no interest at all in Harry Potter, many of your readers have no interest in sports or half naked bimbos. To each his own!

Anonymous said...

Heck of a way to show off, I mean exercise those muscles..

wordkyle said...

Given the Republicans' track record in recent years of operating from a "we always lose" mindset, you could be right about Obama out-politicking them. On the other hand, Obama apparently is unaccustomed to dealing with people who don't roll over for him. I'm not sure if saying "Don't call my bluff" and storming away is a good negotiating tactic in this political climate. The fact that the White House forbade the press access to the negotiations makes it seem like Obama doesn't want a record of how he's doing. But I never misunderestimate the abilities of Republican leaders to screw the pooch.

Anonymous said...

9:12
"The system" was put in place for one reason: to make poor people beholden to the Democratic party. In the 60s powerful, white Southern Democrats were urging their fellow powerful, white Southern Democratic peers to back LBJ's Great Society for the purpose of keeping the poor loyal to the party. The idea was-"Give them just enough to keep them clinging to us."

It worked beyond their wildest dreams. I congratulate you for escaping the cycle, but I have a hard time blaming others for acting in exactly the way they were conditioned to act.

The only way to change things is to change the system, and politicians are NOT going to allow that to happen.

Anonymous said...

9:12- AMEN !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Whot the F is this "mayor" of Alvord? And why the F does he object to free enterprise? Sounds pretty F-ing clueless.

The Devil said...

I am not suprised by the firing of Feldman by ESPN. I listen to ESPN radio and watch them as well. Most of their radio/tv personalities are completely arrogant and I think the organization as a whole has taken that tone. The problem is they have no serious competition. They can set back and make outrageous claims, innuendo and speculate about anyone and anything they want, completely going unchecked. Feldman just didn't tow the company line on this story, so he got fired.

I was never a big fan of Leach but the way he went down was ludicrous. ESPN played a big part in his firing by totally overreating to James's outrageous claims without investigating the true facts. They turned public opinion against him before he even had a chance to respond.

It is amazing to me how much respect the ESPN anyalysts still give Tressel after he lied to the NCAA, while treating Leach like a complete cast off. What Tressel did was 100x worse than Leach but you won't hear Herbsteit or his cronies admit it.

Anonymous said...

Leach is an interesting guy (and crazy), but ESPN certainly did a hatchet job on him (egged on by Craig James et al). Now a book (with prior approval to the writer from ESPN corporate) portrays the Bristol Mafia in a bad light. Shock. ESPN should have been classy & rolled with the punches. Nope, like a school yard sissy they pout up & suspend the guy. Any bets if this action was precipitated by a phone call to Bristol by Mr. James? Texas Tech and ESPN and Mr. James will never be able to wipe the egg off their collective faces.

My Other Brother Darryl

Jack Daniels said...

Boating While Intoxicated - Surely you know that a Game Warden is the most powerful law enforcement officer in the state. They do not need probable cause. They swing a mighty big stick.

Anonymous said...

hey man is that there a wine bottle in yer britches, or are you just really..really happy to see me ?

Happy Friday !

Anonymous said...

So, Barry. What DO YOU know about growing up as a poor minority in south Dallas? You condemn others for having an opinion about that, but everyone knows of your sheltered life growing up. So, again, I ask, "How can you have an opinion abiut what goes on in that atmosphere" if I can't have an opinion as well.

Anonymous said...

The one and only thing that made Job whole was that he never let go of the Almighty.

What kind of God kills kids to prove loyalty?

Rage

/the God I believe in isn't short of cash, mister

Anonymous said...

Being poor is a life choice. Being a minority just means there are less of you than another race. Why are so many people from other countries risking their lives to get here? Because they know there are OPPORTUNITIES here that aren't offered in their countries. The down trodden that were born here know that they don't have to try to pull themselves up because Uncle Sammy Obammy is going to throw them crumbs.

Anonymous said...

I think your debt ceiling prediction will be as successful as your recent Rangers and Mavs fortune-telling.

Anonymous said...

Rhome makes the update again! After all the fanfare and "Watch Evelyn's story on WFAA" on their city website, we find out their Mayor does not even live in the city. Wheels off!

Anonymous said...

Arf arf WK. (I hope you don't mean me WK.)

Double Fake the Family Puppy

Anonymous said...

Would not surprise me if the Bexar County DA has an resignation requirement for any assistant charged with DWI or BWI. Most DA's do. But I agree with your statement that it's harsh. How about some punishment short of ending a distinguished 26-year career. Hell Bill Hobby got one when he was Lite Governor years ago, went on TV the next day and apologized, and was all the more popular for it.

Anonymous said...

Just for the record, I do like sports and half naked bimbos. (But then I like Harry Potter too.)

Anonymous said...

Jack, I'd let you swing your stick at me.




Rage

Anonymous said...

9:11 - One might say that your post shows "your complete and utter ignorance about scripture" when it comes to judging others..
Typical.

Anonymous said...

That is one ugly-ass woman!

Anonymous said...

Being poor is a life choice.

THE BEST SPOT ON COMMENT EVER!!!!!!!!!!

Ghost of Denny Crane said...

Re: your "no probable cause" claim. You should spend some time learning the difference between traffic/boating law and regulated activities. An ABC agent can go into a bar with "no probable cause". A food inspecter can walk into an eating establishment and look for violations with "no probable cause". A DOT inspector can pull over a truck/trailer for the purpose of "no probable cause". A Coast Guard boat can board any ship in coastal waters with "no probable cause". In each of those instances if a criminal offense were observed they can make an arrest or complaint based on the validity of the initial "regulatory" purpose of the interaction. And the fact that the Supremem Court, when it was still liberal-heavy, agreed with that premise probably doesn't give you much wiggle room to argue. Complain - yes. Argue - no.

The Secret Police said...

BWI.... As long as there are Game Wardens, we have zero rights.

Triple Fake... said...

nice try, rage

the blurb points out that it was Satan who killed Job's children, not God

Anonymous said...

Barry, you boarded at Man's Best Friend? BlooMoon Pet Resort right here in Wise County is the best boarding facility in North Texas. Run by professionals and has never had a case of kennel cough. I heard they won a best in wise this year.
Dog Owner in Decatur

Anonymous said...

the only good nigger president is a ______ nigger president.

Anonymous said...

You must have been on vacation. It was announced on the news that after the 2010 Census, it was determined that white people are now the minority!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree: Being Poor Is a Life Choice. Thanks for that wisdon, 10:51. It may be the truest statement ever posted on this blog! Amen, brother!

Anonymous said...

You're disgusting,12:11.

Anonymous said...

Random chick FAIL

Anonymous said...

11:34 I'm with you on that.. Nigger needs to Try and get a education and a job at some point in life. Obammy wont always be POTUS. Niggers and Messican are so good at what they do( getting by on handouts) just think if they used that on a real job.

Anonymous said...

WHY would you board at Man's Best Friend when the best boarding facility in North Texas is in Wise County? Check it out. BlooMoon Pet Resort.

Anonymous said...

I gew up poor but at 15 I got my 1st job and I'v had one every since.

Niggers and Wetback just want to work the system it thier job and they are very good at it

Anonymous said...

police on foot chase near alvoid high school..in progress now..one suspect in custody, one at large..about 20 cops on scene..

Anonymous said...

are there any negroes involved?

Anonymous said...

the blurb points out that it was Satan who killed Job's children, not God

Because God let him. All to prove a point, and win a bet, that Job was loyal.

"Christians" should really learn the Bible they profess to live by.

I guess learning to read in the first place would be a good start for you.

Rage

wordkyle said...

Another life choice is to post racist crap while hiding behind anonymity. If you're brazen and ignorant enough to make such stupid remarks in public, there's no telling how lost and pathetic your other life choices have been. Want to show how brave and insightful you are? Go stand on a street corner in a neighborhood that's not all white and make those same statements.

Yes, occasionally I'm compelled to snap at the troll(s). But gee whiz, enough's enough.

Anonymous said...

12:11 you are awesome!! STFU 12:34..They have a movie that's named white men cant jump..what if we make one that says Black men cant read..

The Devil said...

Judging by the comments today I would say we are likely nearing a full moon!

Anonymous said...

First 11:01 am:

Good memory. The Bill Hobby incident had receded in my aging brain. Now that you have jogged my grey cells, I recall Jack Brown reporting the incident on the late night Channel 5 News. With his dry & droll presentation style, he stated that when stopped by the officer, Mr. Hobby initially claimed to be a traveling liquor salesman showing the young lady in the car with him the historical sights of Austin at 1am in the morning. This was to explain the bourbon bottles scattered in the back seat. The officer recognized the lite guv instantly. Brown closed by saying something to the effect that Mr. Hobby was well known for constituent service. Then, I swear, Jack Brown winked at the camera. I thought I would die laughing. Next day, Mr. Hobby came clean in a public statement. My kind of politician.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

an awesome nigger President?

Anonymous said...

What's an "aksi"?

Anonymous said...

Of course comparisons to Job would make conservatives freak: liberals don't like God and he doesn't like them.

Anonymous said...

Peoples- for the final time (I hope) it's pronounced Alvoid...

Anonymous said...

PS get it right or I shall taunt you further and fart in your general direction.

Austin said...

I never had respect for Pelosi, but I am disapointed that you did not knock her for that over the top stupid statement.

How could you focus on how different the Book of Job is, and not same anything about how rediculous her statement was?

Disappointed all around

Anonymous said...

Let me guess...A Muslim President?

Anonymous said...

I blow'd up the chicks picture and saw a big water drop comin out of the Gaza Strip area.

Anonymous said...

The only good nigger President is an American nigger President?

What did I win?

Anonymous said...

i wishes he wus on a hunnerd dollar bill alredy.

Anonymous said...

If I remember my Bible correctly, Job was most of the most righteous men to walk the earth. Therefore, the reason he was tested. Pelosi must be reading out of one of those fancy, translated-crazy meaning books if she thinks Obamy and Job are even REMOTELY alike. They are both men, and that's the end of the comparison............

Triple Fake... said...

yeah rage, I figured you were going to come back with that lame defense.
My point is that you skewed the comment to fit your view, which I assume is anti-christian/anti-religion?

You constantly lash out in a hateful, condescending manner. Your lack of epithets places you just a notch above some of the other goobers posting here.
But what do I know...I never learned to read. I only visit this site to look at the pitchers, man

Anonymous said...

Job isn't a disturbing book, it is an affirming book. The last four chapters of Job tell the real story, because it is there that God speaks with Job and asks him whether Job was able to make a world, where Job was when He (God) set the corners of the universe and placed that stars in the sky. Things like that. And it is upon that questioning that Job realizes he has not questions to ask God, because we are His creations, not the other way around. And as His creations, we are His to do with as He pleases. If He elects to use us as chits at the poker table with old Scratch, then so be it. And if that offends you, then you don't really have any appreciation for your place in the grand scheme of things.

The Austin Lounge Lizards said...

Jesus loves me but he can't stand you.

The Devil said...

I always really thought my place in the grand scheme of things was at the poker table?

Anonymous said...

The bible is a book. It was written by men. Couldn't care less about Job's story or any others in there. All are stories, legends, and propaganda.

Anonymous said...

1:59 and :04 I don't think that is the answer. I believe I know and love it!

Anonymous said...

uh, oh.
looks like mzcheep is back...(2:53pm)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it required that a person has to actually HAVE a job before being eligible for Section 8 housing assistance?

Anonymous said...

2:43

Was that you at Winstar? I didn't recognize you without your horns and pointed tail.

Anonymous said...

why do niggers hate white folks so much ?

Anonymous said...

bluemoon is somewhat snobby

Anonymous said...

I checked with J. K. Rowling, she doesn't read Liberaly Lean.

jeepman1968 said...

If Whitey and Blackie don't unite soon we are all going to be speaking the espaniol. If there is to be any positive change in our fine country it must start with term limits for the scumbag congressmen and women who are lining their pockets with lobbiest money. Then we need to quit worrying about all them ragheads and let them fight it out. Bring all our troops home and lets mind our own business. Screw China and lets start manufacturing our own products. They may cost a little more but it will be worth it to put OUR people back to work and takes some pride in our country. Enough with the apathy. As for the border issue: Build a tower stand every three hundred yards along the border and let people draw for tags just like New mexico does for elk. Leave the bodies for the buzzards to feast on. It will take one brave mofo to try to run across a bunch of skeletal remains.