8.22.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • In separate instances this weekend, a stunt plane crashes to the ground and an "air walker" falls to his death while trying to go from a wing of a plane to a helicopter. Good Morning America graces us with video of both this morning. Kind of makes the show ironically titled today.
  • I don't think being a "wing walker" is a necessary craft in this world. 
  • Former Bridgeport/TCU footballer Colin Jones was drafted as a defensive back but has also been practicing as a wide receiver. I don't know if that is a good sign or bad. 
  • That first day of school is a big thing, isn't it?
  • Photo from the funeral of the Bridgeport child that was accidentally killed in a gun accident last week. (Facebook, so maybe limited access.) Edit: Available here and here.
  • Random jogging thoughts: (1) What are the chances of being mugged in the dark while running, (2) there was an assistant DA in Tarrant County who claimed that his sister was the "Central Park Jogger", (3) I wonder how many people remember the "Central Park Jogger" case. 
  • In the Paradise murder case, the Messenger reported over the weekend that the victim had been "positively identified" but that the name was being withheld until next of kin could be contacted. I would think that would have been done by now. 
  • Can't remember the name of the new comedy which is being promo'd by some lady saying, "Why do guys wear a jersey when they watch a football game? That's be like me watching CSI dressed up as a dead hooker." 
  • In San Francisco, you can take your family to an NFL game and try to avoid two separate shootings in the parking lot and a man beaten unconscious in the bathroom. Sheesh. Here's the brawl in the stands during the game. (Video.)
  • Next we'll be seeing a gunfight breaking out in a soccer game in Mexico. (Video.)
  • Our new dryer is right out of Idiocracy. It doesn't have a timer on it -- you just set it to "dry" or "less dry" or "more dry" and it stops when it is finished.
  • If you saw the biggest baby in the world do a faceplant off of a couch this weekend while his sisters(?) dance in front of him, then you probably saw one of the most bizarre videos ever. I don't even feel comfortable linking to it. 
  • Lindsay Lohan and her momma do not look like Lindsay Lohan and her momma.
  • The Decatur ISD Superintendent was quoted in the Amarillo paper saying the Texas legislature did not have the "political will" to deal with the budget crisis. 
  • I saw a commercial for a big budget movie last night called Contagion which looks a lot like Outbreak. (And did the latter really need that helicopter chase scene?)
  • The Messenger's site is loading slowly, isn't it?
  • After being beaten senseless for month, the Rebel Force in Libya had a cakewalk into the capital city over the weekend and took it over. I kept thinking it was set up for an ambush, but maybe I'm wrong. 
  • #34, here is your fifteen minutes of fame: 



77 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Messenger site IS running very slow!!! What's up with that??

Anonymous said...

The TV show is called Whitney.

Anonymous said...

About the Messenger:
Some excellent writers
Great photographer

But, where's the news? There was absolutely nothing about the Eagles scrimmage that took place Friday night, half a mile from Messenger office. The "Sports"? section was all ads.

BUT, editor Phil Majors managed to get in an editorial about how well he has transitioned with technology.

I want more local news and sports. I want to load the Update onto my computer in less than half an hour. I don't want to pay to finish reading a story. I do usually buy the Mess at the store.

I miss Roy and Jeannine.

Anonymous said...

Yes! The Messenger site is loading very slowly!

Anonymous said...

I don't think being a "wing walker" is a necessary craft in this world. 

Some would argue that being a lawyer isn't really a necessary craft. After all, aren't we all born with the ability to lie? So why pay an outrageous amount for someone to do it for you?

wordkyle said...

I don't think anybody knows if the rebels taking over Libya is a good thing or not. If some of the theories are correct, Obama unilaterally
supported al Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Triple Fake... said...

Colin Jones:
maybe somebody finally figured out just how fast he is (possibly the fastest Caucasian in the NFL?), and his speed can be utilized to catch the ball.
If he sees any playing time, prepare to see some embarrassed defensive backs, even if he's only average at receiver position, what with Colin being a minority member of the WR/DB corps

Nice pic today, but with all that sun exposure, she's gonna need to have those moles inspected on a regular basis. Where does the line form?

Lohans:
you can set your garbage out on the curb in a very fancy looking gift bag, but the contents is still just trash

janneba said...

What is up with the Messenger? I thought it was just my pc glad to know it isn't. I guess that murder threw them off they didn't even have a crime report this weekend. still from Aug 11th on there.

Anonymous said...

The Decatur ISD Superintendent is quite correct about the Texas Legislature.

However, it is also correct that the Decatur ISD Superintendent has neither the will nor the inclination to stand up to a school board which is now occupied almost exclusively by athletic boosters who seem to think that the "education" part of the schools will just run on autopilot, operating itself just fine, while they focus on facilities as the "visible face" of Decatur schools.

I think the Decatur Superintendent is at heart a decent man. But his "education" background is as an ag teacher. There's nothing wrong with ag teachers, mind you. But his knowledge of how real secondary education works is, I believe, questionable. His judgment - in accepting and keeping a $10,000.00 raise in the face of laying off 30 teachers - is questionable. He's a great facilities manager, mind you. And that is something that Decatur has lacked.

But both test scores and scholastic ratings are trending downward. And at least at the high school and middle school levels, the "leadership" seems questionable.

Folks seem to have forgotten their history lessons ... that Decatur ISD was once "Academically Unacceptable" ... and that it took a lot of hard work and discipline and focus on education, and an exceptional (if difficult) high school principal who fought for her educational priorities like a pit bull ... to put Decatur on the adademic and fine arts map.

We are no longer on that map. And the people who should CARE, don't even seem to NOTICE.

Anonymous said...

The fights all involve hispanics. How odd...

Anonymous said...

When so many "fans" go to a sports event as an excuse to drink and party (and oh yeah, there IS some sport being played "out there", I think), that's what you get. A bunch of lowest common denominator-types.

Anonymous said...

Lady in picture Smokes, so shes Trash..Smokes she Pokes, White Trash

Anonymous said...

I think the Messenger site must need an update on their software because I am having no problem pulling up any other sites.

Anonymous said...

Texas schools are in the sports entertainment business. Just accept the fact that making a touchdown is more entertaining than making a scientic discovery to change to world..
How odd...

Anonymous said...

9:08

And that "exceptional" former principal at DHS may be out of work this year..........and not for being a pit bull. And the low performing label prior to her coming wasn't for poor academics but poor tracking of drop-outs.

Rest of of your comment on target.

KatyDid said...

@Anonymous 9:08 - Good catch on the Hispanic thing. I bet they were all left-handed with Type AB- blood, too.
Because those folks just can't live with the rest of us in civilized society.
AB-negative weirdos...

Anonymous said...

I need to see the baby face planting now.

Anonymous said...

The Messenger site is running SLOWLY! What's up with that? It's a bi-weekly.

Jack Daniels said...

just set it to "dry" or "less dry" or "more dry"

I would think that dry clothes are dry clothes.

Why would you want your clothes "sorta dry"? But the bigger question, how do you get your clothes dryer than dry?

Stay ignorant my friends.

Anonymous said...

Today's girl----trashy hot with NO tan line.

Anonymous said...

Our superintendent stated that we are not satisfied, yet he was quick to smooth over the lack of AYP of our schools. Who wants to be "just about average like the rest of the state"? Would we stand for an athletic team that was merely average? Let's strive for more for our students. Cramming the classrooms rather than hiring more teachers is not the way to get better. Find other places to make cuts other than directly in the classroom. Even an ag teacher should be able to figure that out. Wake up parents! Aren't you embarassed by these scores regardless of how they are glossed over. Your child is not average.

Anonymous said...

Wade Wilson's comments in the Messenger seemed to be an awkward means of slamming Jerry Howard. Doesn't the Bible provide a means of going to your brother when you have a problem; then taking the elders with you if your problems aren't solved? Seems that Mr. Watson was more interested in making a spectactle of his brother.
He managed to make a spectacle of himself.

Anonymous said...

You would think a high school with so much technology available would be able to have a football schedule posted. No such thing. One post on the Athletics site was 2009. A little behind one might think...pictures are from last year. Get a kid in there to update the website and put up a schedule so the communiity can support those kids you are always thinking about or so you say.

Anonymous said...

ya gotta love niggs..or else

Tater Salad said...

#34...

Nahh, it's just to damned easy...

Anonymous said...

Bishop and his comish need to go let them ride out of town together after the next election

Anonymous said...

Rage, Where are the 5 million new "green" jobs that Obammy promised? And why is it that part of the stimulus money that he gave to "green" companies are going bankrupt?

Anonymous said...

is there any news in wise co today...please post, thanks.

Anonymous said...

the new fence and goal posts look awesome at eagle stadium!!!

Anonymous said...

off your random thoughts subjects, but in this weekends messenger, why does Bishop think he needs a Tahoe over a truck? what can a Tahoe do that a truck cant?

Anonymous said...

there is big news out of Tarleton State today, one of the coaches was arrested for the aggravated rape of a 15 y/o girl.

Anonymous said...

gold $1875.00 per oz

chicken .79 cents lb

rock city burger $priceless or 9 bucks ea..

Anonymous said...

10:58, The Messenger will be all over it in about 4 or 5 more days(Bi-weekly).

Anonymous said...

1058 is that worse than if it had been a 15 year old boy?

Anonymous said...

All I remember about the Central Park Jogger case is that a bunch of nigglets raped, beat and left for dead a white woman. But that was before Obammy became President and ended racism once and for all in America. He was the one that we had been waiting for.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Where are the 5 million new "green" jobs that Obammy promised?

Probably stranded by oil company lobbying.

And why is it that part of the stimulus money that he gave to "green" companies are going bankrupt?

You mean stimulus money that Bush had passed?

Maybe he took investment advice from Perry, whose enterprise fund is often given to companies who also go bankrupt. But they're also Perry campaign contributors, so he couldn't care less. You couldn't either, I bet.


Anyone else think it's funny that in yesterday's post Wordkyle was saying that Obama didn't help Libyan rebels fast enough, and today, now that the assistance we gave is working, he's saying Obama helped Al Qaida?

Stop lying, Wordkyle.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage, No, money that Obammy freely gave out. Nice try with the Perry investment advice attempt at humor. Try answering with an honest fact. I guess since the first OBAMMY stimulus worked so well and kept unemployment below 8% like he promised, we should let him give out another stimulus and watch the unemployment rate drop even further. Love the liberal weenie mindset.

Anonymous said...

what's a half nigglet..?

Anonymous said...

10:02

In all fairness to Wade, let me tell you he did meet with me before submitting his letter to the Messenger.

We parted agreeing to disagree. From my perspective he was operating from feelings and friendships and I was operating from data. I understand but disagree with his position

Wade is a good guy.

Jerry Howard

Anonymous said...

Rage, Thanks for letting me shoot holes in your logic. Ok, let's go with the stimulus money that you said Bush passed and Obammy promised to use to create 5 million jobs. Are you saying that Obammy is in the back pocket of Big Oil since they "probably" lobbied to kill the green jobs? That reasoning just proves that your boy is on the take and a liar now doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Worst super yet.....

Anonymous said...

If Wordkyle stopped lying, he'd have to stop posting.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Hot girl today.

Wish I was upright!

Anonymous said...

My clothes line doesn't have a timer on it either.

Jack Daniels said...

I can't believe you are letting a Lebanese like Katydoes on this blog.

Holy mother of pearl.

DF Mr. Taggert

Anonymous said...

10:58 don't worry alvoid will hire him.

Anonymous said...

To all my fellow conservatives..Why must we support Rick Perry?? He loves to talk about less government, but he loves big government to control our schools. The teachers of Texas must strike while the iron is hot and walk off the job to protest the State ran education system. Its time to put Rick Perry in the hot seat and get him to acknowledge the cost of these meaningless tests, the stress it is putting on the teachers and to get government out of the classrooms. Rick Perry is just another politician who loves to provide political red meat to all the Obama haters. He is nothing more that another big goverment talking suit who provides no real solutions.

el chupacabra said...

"A veteran wing walker who lost his father, wife and now best friend to wing walking."

Someone needs to talk to that guy in their best, hard nose sounding persona and say,"Son, isn't it about time you re-thought your life...?"

Anonymous said...

Argue all you want. Its simple truth that minorities have a MUCH higher crime rate than white people. Instead of blaming it on the people pointing it out why not address the problem.

Anonymous said...

Wing walkers are to air shows what barrel racing is to rodeo.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Bush never gave out stimulus money. He gave out TARP money. There is a difference.

Anonymous said...

i think all of those fire trucks and cop cars was a little much. the kid shouldnt have been playing with a gun in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Have to be anonymous this time because of what I am thinking about today's girl. By far the best yet.
anon

Anonymous said...

In a perfect world the air show death headline should have read, Wing Walker Becomes Air Dancer And Then, Hole Filler.

Anonymous said...

11:39, Obammy.

Anonymous said...

Several "bi-weekly" comments today about The Messenger... Perhaps someone is being funny and I'm missing it. But The Messenger is actually semi-weekly.

Not that I care... I'd be surprised if I look at that paper more than semi-ANNUALLY. It's not exactly a journalistic gem.

Anonymous said...

dang it i fergot what i was gonna say..give me another toke.

Anonymous said...

Re: today's RT girl:

I'd like to get drugs and alcohol involved.

Rage

Anonymous said...

We need more Letters to the Editor from Jerry Howard to liven our day!

Cleverly Diguised said...

The legislature should “man up” and abolish the office of constable (amend the constitution if necessary). The position is archaic and like many other police agencies (campus police, city marshals, ABC officers) is redundant. The tax payers would save a lot money and be better served if the resources were channeled into police departments and sheriff’s offices. Wise County’s ongoing argument about truck versus Tahoe is a classic example of how ridiculous the office has become. (Pay mind to other examples of abuse in Dallas Co., Travis Co., etc)

Anonymous said...

2:10, Obammy will eulogize him at his funeral for creating a job. Grave digger.

wordkyle said...

Hmmm....my first point, consistent since March, is that Obama took longer than necessary to make a decision. That decision, which he took so long to make (presumably to give it deep deep thought,) appears to have been to support al Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood. He might have better spent that time consulting Congress instead of the United Nations.

Anonymous said...

Egypt = Iran #2, Libya = Iran #3. Already attacks against Israel have been launched from the territory of its former peaceful neighbor Egypt.

Anonymous said...

1:39pm
If I remember correctly the first year bush jr was in office I got a stimulus check for $400.00. (Put that money in the bank for a rainy day) To stimulate the economy. The next year I got another check for $800.00 to help stimulate the economy. (The $800.00 I used to fix my air conditioner.) I remember we had to claim the money on our tax returns.


DF Grumpy Old Fart

Anonymous said...

WK are you just now figgering out that Obamma is a Muslim..?

Anonymous said...

11:39 whats half a nigglett= most of Decatur.

Anonymous said...

what's a half nigglet..?

Nigglett Royale'

Anonymous said...

4:33 GOF, Oh yea, I remember that check. I also remember Michelle Obammy saying, and I quote "You're getting $600. What can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything. But maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn't pay down every bill every month." Now mind you, that came in the form of a check. But Obammy's $600 stimulus came in the form of a tax credit and I don't remember Michelle Obammy trying not to be ungrateful about her husband's generosity.

Anonymous said...

If #34 can run the 100 yard dash in 15 minutes, I'd say he has a shot at making the team.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle still doesn't get it. You can't complain about inaction and action at the same time. Idiot.

wordkyle said...

Geez, nobody showed me the Complaint Rulebook. How am I supposed to play your game when I don't "get" your rules?

Is this one okay? -- If the al Qaida/Muslim Brotherhood thing is true, then Barack Obama took too long to make a bad decision. (Consultation with the U.S. Congress or someone besides the United Nations might have been advisable.) If the rebels were originally friendly to the US, Barack Obama took so long that hundreds or thousands of them died because of his indecisiveness, and the delay angered the rebels, who are now that much less inclined to be friendly. (My money is on Obama making the wrong decision and helping our enemies. That would match his decision-making track record.)

Anonymous said...

1:43
SHUT UP!

Anonymous said...

wk hundreds of thousands died protesting in Lybia??
Rage is rigt, you will never stop lying.

Anonymous said...

Get rid of constables and justice of the peace, 4 courts and 4 constable positions not needed.
People are so confused I got a ticket to pay in Bridgeport Municipal or JP there are two courts, Decatur has 2 JP offices and a municipal court all for tickets not counting all the other cities. We have Judge Green running around to several cities 2hours here 2 hours there if she makes it, ridiculous.

wordkyle said...

Lesson to take away from 1256's post: Read carefully what someone has actually written before you post a response.

Kenny Hudson said...

1:43pm Those fire trucks were there because his father is very respected fireman and EMT in this county. And the brotherhood of firemen came out to show their support for him and his son which had said he wanted to be a firefighter/EMT. They were also well known by the law enforcement personell from assistant they have given them. This was a tragic accident, and I'm offended by your comments, along with the tastless posting of photos taken during the funeral. At least I post and sign my name.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kenny. The picture of the funeral should not have been posted. I can't believe that a member of our community took that picture and allowed it to be posted.