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8.15.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Well, now I'm no so bummed about the 100 degree record falling on Thursday when that fluke thunderstorm came through. Saturday would have killed it any way. 
  • I don't know if much will be made of it, but the government in San Francisco shutting down some cellphone towers to prevent the organization of protests should bother you greatly. Cue the "What is this? Communist Russia?" theme. 
  • ESPN had a lot of little league games on this weekend. I think the kids are getting cockier with each passing year. 
  • Michelle Bachman wins the Iowa Straw Poll, Sarah Palin shows up in Iowa just to sign autographs and say "Aw, shucks", and Rick Perry joins the race. I bet the President Obama haters couldn't turn off CSPAN this weekend.  
  • An age that surprised me: Michelle Bachman is 55. That's a hot 55.
  • An age that surprised me #2: Al Sharpton is 56. I would have thought he was in his 70s.
  • Did you know that a Third Grader is capable of telling a very long story and then, without missing a beat, tell the same very long story over again when her momma enters the room? 
  • Idiocracy: There's a kids' game named "Doggie Doo". (Thanks, Thomas.)
  • Still no results in the search for the owner of the Stray Dog. We've put up posters as well as a listing on Craig's List without luck.  Did I mention that he'd been neutered? 
  • And I gave him a bath this weekend. I think Mrs. LL is distancing from the doggie. 
  • Hey, I'm no PR expert, but if I'm a Dallas cop who gets arrested outside of a strip club, I don't think I'd have a strip club picture as my facebook profile pic
  • You always see a pretty big turnout whenever a firefighter is killed regardless of the cause of death. (i.e. the guy that fell out of the stands at the Rangers game.) It'll be interesting to see the response to the funeral of the Dallas firefighter this weekend who actually died while fighting a fire. 
  • The Dallas Cowboys defense from last Thursday night: A pic showing 14 men on the field.
  • Not much in the Update today but I still get to be bothered by the death of a 32 year old from Chico and a 43 year old from Bridgeport.
  • Edit: Motorcycle death.


50 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you could get the Update. I can't get it to come on my computer. Just that stupid blurb about the commissioners lifting the fire ban? What were they thinking, or did one of them have to burn his trash?

Anonymous said...

Hollis Jones? Is that DQ and Armandos Hollis Jones?

wordkyle said...

Regarding Bachmann, straw polls, Palin & Perry -- How many times have you mentioned that the preseason is meaningless and boring to watch? The starters don't really play until the season is under way and some of the minor players have been cut. Then there will be something worth paying attention to.

Anonymous said...

The cell phone thing is not a big deal, in this instance. The rumors were that the protestors planned to basically shut down the transit system. They can protest somewhere else, no problem. Would we be upset if DFW airport turned off cell tower access because a few thousand people planned to charge the runways and stop air traffic? No.

Anonymous said...

As a sportswriter who has dealt with kids and their parents for nearly 25 years, don't get me started on how kids behave nowadays! More and more, kids have no respect for authority, and think they are entitled to special treatment. The only thing worse than the kids are the parents who, most of the time, are living out their own athletic dreams through their kids because they were failed athletes when they were young!

Anonymous said...

King Obamy's approval rating below 40% for the first time. Hum, wonder why? Because he isn't a leader, has no experience, doesn't have a clue what to do to fix a problem, spending out of control. I think I know why now!

Anonymous said...

Obama-haters watch Fox News. CSPAN is full of left-wing bias.

Raymond said...

Read a book that will make you appreciate our Summer of heat!

Anonymous said...

The 43-year-old was a frequent jail flyer. Just sayin'.

Triple Fake... said...

Cowboys' defense lined up with 14:
when you've got Saint Tim Tebow on the opposing team, massive amounts of cussing at only 11 players just isn't enough!

Favorite quote from the strip club cop:
"If you had a million dollor what would do" two chicks at the same time a guy with million dollor's could hook that up." Office space
The choice of quote says a lot, but the incorrect usage of grammar, spelling, and punctuation is an indictment of the education he received and what DPD is willing to accept from it.
Well, I for one, will not stand here and listen to you bad mouth our education system, etc...

Triple Fake Eric Stratton

Anonymous said...

Well, 8:59, arte you saying that anyone with such low ratings is not a leader?

Wordkyle hinting at a major player entering the race soon? He must be in the know, whereas the rest of the country will just have to sit back and wait to be enlightened by him.

I won't be holding my breath.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I wonder what happen to the 32 year old and the 43 year old. And yes it was the same DQ and Armondos Hollis Jones.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you're kidding about Bachmann right? I mean, hot!?
Come on man, she looks like a constipated, retarded, fem-bot that's been beat too much.

Anonymous said...

Now, now, it's not a strip club. Because its website wouldn't lie:
"Stripper Bar is not a strip joint, it's a bar and attraction, a place to enjoy the coolest drink specials in town… and the hottest… well… you know."

Anonymous said...

what's not to love..?

Anonymous said...

Rage, I will translate for you. 8:59 is saying Hobammy isn't a leader no matter what his disapproval rating is.

Anonymous said...

I too wonder about the 32 yr old from Chico. Sad. So young.

Anonymous said...

All I need to know about Rick Perry is he supported Al Gore...

Anonymous said...

Barry, Bachmann looks good for her age, but hot is not a good word for women her age.

Anonymous said...

8:59

But he must be a better leader than the previous 8 Presidents that had lower ratings?

3 out of 4 that fell below 30% were Republicans?

Amazing that you can look at a table where Obama has the best score if any of them and still bash away?

Anonymous said...

free speech wasnt attacked. you were free to say what you wanted.. just not using a cell phone on one of those towers. sfo removed a tool used for communication. not the right to communicate.

Anonymous said...

9:40, Are you saying that Hillary, Janet Reno, Madeline Halfbright, Nancy Pelosi, Eleanor Roosevelt and Bella Abzug were beautiful women to you?

Anonymous said...

The 32 year old lost a long battle with the effects of contracting Lyme Disease. Fine young woman such a shame. Heartfelt condolences to the family.

Anonymous said...

10:08, I'll bet the 20 million unemployed Americans think Hobammy is doing a great job, especially the way he has a laser like focus on jobs(except when he is playing golf or on vacation.)

Anonymous said...

Heard the 32 year old died of Lyme's disease.

The Secret Police said...

Speaking of approval, disapproval, Barry, you forgot 1 little news item that's pretty important. Obamacare.
Unconstitutional.
Just wanted to remind you.
Your Welcome

Anonymous said...

8:49, that is just stupid! DFW has protests all the time against American Airlines. The protesters do not charge the runways. That is just ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

10:29, I'm sure they are not any happier knowing the Bush-Cheney era jobs went overseas more than any other admin.

Anonymous said...

10:29, I'm sure they are not any happier knowing the Bush-Cheney era jobs went overseas more than any other admin.

Anonymous said...

9:32 -- Yep, he can't lead. Doesn't have a clue. No hard plan to get us out of it. Just flaps his lips and blames others. Sheesh

Anonymous said...

The bulldog in the Random Thoughts pict is not happy to be on that beach. Not by a long shot.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

10:58 In the Bush-Cheney era was the economy this bad?

Were 40+ million on welfare?

Anonymous said...

Bush didn't send jobs overseas, start a war we had no bidness fighting or give away truckloads of bailout cash.

That's just redonkulous. It's all Obama's fault!

Anonymous said...

Let me try and dumb this down for some of you.

Most American companies would not be sending jobs overseas if Union thugs and it's followers wouldn't rape the American companies on pay rates.

Anonymous said...

Mr, Secret police,
The Supreme Court will determine if it is unconstitutional, hasn't got there yet.
Just to remind you,
You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

I got an email this morning from Tailgate T's about the Baylor/TCU Tshirt I ordered. It seems the price on the website did not include shipping, and the shirts won't be ready to mail out until August 30th. Argh.

Anonymous said...

10:58

Moving jobs overseas started rolling when slick Willie was the President. The 90's was prime time for moving I.T. jobs specifically to India. From 2000 on was just a continuation of a "good thing" as far as large companies were concerned.

Having spent my career in the I.T. industry, I know and have dealt with the above, for a fact, Jack.

Anonymous said...

11:59 If you know bulldogs, that little bulldog is about as happy looking as a bulldog can look.

Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton was the ultimate free trader. A graph of the number of manufacturing jobs going overseas explodes upward during the last year of Clinton's presidency. The policy that he laid down is the reason for continued number of jobs being exported in the coming years and the continued upward slope of the graph. Even Clinton's wife thinks he is wrong on this one.

You anti American labor might want to look at the situation a little different. The assembly of my truck was done in Mexico City. The worker there paid no income tax to the U.S. Neither did the unemployed auto worker in Detroit pay any income tax to the U.S. Instead he has been on the receiving end from the government since his job was send down south. Because of so many manufacturing jobs are going to Mexico, China, etc. we have a lot of unemployed people that are receiving food stamps, housing, etc. from government agencies. And where does Obama get the money to pay to the unemployed. Answer is that he borrows it from China. This is real stupid. Real, real stupid. All of the unemployment benefits come from taxes. Are you anti union people paying taxes? Would you rather pay taxes so the U.S. can pay the interest on debt owed by you and your children to China? Or would you pay a little more for products made in America by Americans who pay income taxes? Assemble my next truck in the U.S. and a currently uemployed auto worker will have a job and be paying income tax instead of receiving tax dollars in the form of housing, food stamps, etc.

Anonymous said...

I wish Hillary was president. We would not be in this budget crunch.

Anonymous said...

Assemble my next truck in the U.S.

The onus is on your to buy American-made, sweet tits. Not the other way around.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Just returned from San Francisco and I saw plenty of people using cell phones. ???

Anonymous said...

Rage, I just fainted at the thought of Hobammy as president for another four years.

Anonymous said...

Is that Cop a Hero now, let me get this straight fire fighter dies doing his job that he applied for and gets paid for, cue the eagle whistle, lee greenwood hits the stage and the brushpopper shirt wearing crowds puts another sticker on there car. so the guy that fell off the billboard doing his job, is he a hero

Anonymous said...

Rage, please use words that are found in the dictionary. And please write complete sentences with proper sentence structure so I can understand the point you are trying to make.

Anonymous said...

2:40,

"Would you rather pay taxes so the U.S. can pay the interest on debt owed by you and your children to China? Or would you pay a little more for products made in America by Americans who pay income taxes?"

Not the only two options. I would rather buy an American made vehicle, where the workers made a reasonable wage, without outlandish benefits.


In other words, a car made in a right-to-work state. Plenty of them.

Unions have KILLED the US economy, along with brother Obama.

Henry Ford

Anonymous said...

one4three, why did not Dooby stop it then? after 2000? Slick gets all the blame?

Anonymous said...

12:27
American comapnies will stop sending jobs overseas when American workers will be willing to work for eighty cents an hour and work 12 hour days without overtime pay.

Anonymous said...

Unions have grown the middle class....greed has shrunk it.

CRAP O'METER said...

Good gawd tator skins! Clueless alert at 9:18! You know good and well that is a flat out want to be falsification right there!

You just go on believing crap like that. Believing CRAP is what got us that so called POTUS in the office right now.

Wake up O’clueless one.