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8.16.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • A career as a lawyer is constantly (and understandably) being discouraged due to the glut of lawyers going into the system over the last 10 years. But if you're an "elite" graduate (or come from the right bloodline), your starting salary next year at a high-tone law firm will be $160,000.
  • One high-tone lawyer is in the D Magazine "The Most Beautiful Women In Dallas" contest, and the blurb about her says she can sometimes be found working at her desk at 2:00 a.m. on a Saturday night. That's probably true. And it's probably grunt work. 
  • Someone asked me about this: On Sunday night Fox 4 had a story about a guy who was killed while with a woman in a car crash. They interviewed his "estranged wife", who we only heard from for just a quick sound bite, but she said something along the lines of, "At least he's done a good thing."  Huh? That video is not on the station's web site. 
  • From the You've-Got-To-Be-Kidding Department: The guy who fell out the stands at the Rangers' ballpark and killed himself is getting a statue near the front gate. I'm speechless. We've got big problems when even Nolan Ryan, who has to be behind the decision, has lost his mind. 
  • From the Did-You-Know Department: There is a monument on the Wise County Courthouse lawn which says our county voted against seceding from the Union during the Civil War. 
  • I've heard almost universal good things about "The Help."
  • Mrs. LL is in love with "Black Swan." We rented it again this weekend (for some reason it wasn't available of off Netflix downloads.) 
  • Final movie point: The latest "Transformers" movie comes in at  #2 this year with $347 million in receipts. Really? I, mean, really? (And if you look at the Top 20, which that link will take you to, you'll note there's not a legitimate movie in the bunch.)
  • I don't think this is the way it supposed to work: The minister of an 8,000 member congregation in Florida is found dead in the W hotel in Manhattan with a "white powdery substance" located in his room. (And he kind of looks like Will Smith.)
  • A great line I heard yesterday as to why the Aggies should join the SEC: If you had a co-worker you hated (which Texas is supposed to be) or a boss you hated (which Texas actually is), wouldn't you do exact same job for someone else especially if they agreed to pay you more money? (By the way, the Messenger puts the blame at the foot of UT as well.) 
  • Reese Witherspoon has a belly tattoo?
  • News that a constable in Jack County had found a chupacabra made me roll my eyes. The report that the  game warden over there confirmed it to be a chupacabra is down right strange. (The confirmation is strange, not the animal.)
  • I remember Rick Perry speaking in Decatur in 1992 in a school cafeteria. The Chamber of Commerce banquet perhaps? Anyone?

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry once spoke at the Decatur Library, also. I'm a Republican and I'M not happy that he's running for president! But, on the other hand, isn't he typical of candidates from both parties nowadays--all flash/style and no substance?

Anonymous said...

bishop got his new vehicle.
pitiful.
why did we elect his bosses?

Anonymous said...

cue the eagle whistle, lee greenwood and brush popper shirt...a statue,are you F***in kiddin me!

wordkyle said...

I don't disagree with your criticism of this year's movies, but it's not a new phenomenon. Gone with the Wind was based on a book, just like Harry Potter. (As were The Godfather, Jaws and The Exorcist.) Ben Hur (the one we know) was a remake. As was The Maltese Falcon. Animated movies were top grossers in the 40s, 50s and 60s.

So lighten up, grandpa. Movies weren't that much better in your day.

Tater Salad said...

At least the constable had a pickup truck to toss the Chupacabra in. Bishop might want to reconsider, he coulda been famous.....!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a very diseased coyote to me.

Anonymous said...

A drug addict comes in all colors and walks of life. Yes, even a man of the cloth. You should not be surprised by this.

Anonymous said...

Come on Barry, its called "here is a statue so please don't sue the begeezes out of us" tribute.

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry...talking heads on Sunday couldn't say often enough what a great deal this is for the religous right...what a crock of crap. The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express News reported earlier this year that between 2000 and 2009 Perry and hiw wife earned 2.68 million bucks and during that same time period gave $14,243.00 in charitable contributions. WOW! He's a giver alrighty. Pratically walks in Jesus's footseps. i'm not saying that you have to give to be a true follower of Jesus Christ, it just so happens though that I feel $14,243.00 out of 2.68 million isn't representative of the sort of fruit of the spirit referenced in the Bible. And then there's his claim that he's the right guy for the job because of the jobs he's created here in Texas...of course he doesn't mention that of those jobs "he" created 37% are minimum wage and the other 63% are heavily reliant on dead dinasours (something Perry had nothing to do with). Finally there's his six-shooter weilding claim that Texas won't be bullied by big government. Of course this comes from the same hypocrite who by-passed the State Legislature and mandated teenage girls get a shot manufactured by the company his former campaign worker worked for at the time. This guy is an utter and complete joke. I have to agree with the sentiment expressed by 8:52: he isn't what the country needs. Ultimately if he get the nomination he will have caused the Republican party to delude itself into believing slapping good hair on a turd is a better way to defeat Obama than trying to do something inovative and that's a crying shame.

Johnny on the Spot said...

Re: Lawyers and grunt work I can see where it takes a lot of time inserting info into pre-designed legal templates. :)

Re: Married man killed while in the car with another woman Could his estranged wife be thanking God for doing a good thing by killing her no good cheat'n husband? :)

Re: Baseball Leaping Fireman If a plack is placed in front of the statue that says… The probability of somebody watching you try to catch a fly ball is proportional to the stupidity of your actions. I’d be good with that! :)

Re: Dead Will Smith look alike I’ve said it a million times. Just because you have large nostrils doesn’t mean you can snort more drugs. Can I get an AMEN from the audience on that one?

Anonymous said...

Soooo Tell us whats the latest on Suuuper duper wanna be a Trooper Bishops new wheels??????
Hes rumred to have hired Roscoe P Coltraine as a consultant.......
Anyone??? Anyone???

Anonymous said...

One of the women in D Magazine's list is named Cox and another is named McAnally?!?!?! BWAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Why yes, yes I would. Both of them. At the same time. For about 7 seconds.

Anonymous said...

9:26 Please tell us what you really think. Too funny! "Good hair on a turd." HAHAHAHA

King Luther Martin said...

I don't remember the source or the correct figures, but it has been recorded that a majority of Texans did not want to secede before the civil war. Even Sam Houston was very much against it. It was only after reports of a slave uprising and other manipulation from the press at the time, that secessionist gained a majority vote.

Sources anyone?

Anonymous said...

Re: Statue; Will there be a statue for the Brave Firefighter killed yesterday in the line of duuty?

Anonymous said...

I will not vote for any canadite that supports Tom BISHOP.

KatyDid said...

The Wise County monument has me very confused.

Is voting against joining the Confederacy
good (patriotic/anti-slavery/didn't vote to join a losing team)?
or bad (no Southern pride/pro-big central government/etc)?

Either way, it's interesting as hell - and the info at the link is great.

Fire Down Below said...

I sure hope not 9:53. There's way too much liability placing something that heavy in the roof of the building like that. Not to mention, having to fill in the cracks around it to avoid leakage.

It won't work.

Anonymous said...

I can not believe that Jerry Howard would write a letter in the Messenger complaining about the board on which he served. Isn't that a "stand up guy" type of thing?

Anonymous said...

these commishes have got to go.
typical politicians. only worried fbout their jobs. sure as heck not worried bout your $.

Anonymous said...

So, if the Wise County Messenger makes an opinion that you agree with, it's the truth?

Anonymous said...

Preacher/cocaine: "HE GOT WEED!"

Tom Bishop: Oh, nevermind...too easy.

Fireman/statue: First, he wasn't doing anything heroic. Nice, but not heroic. Second, this sets a dangerous precedent, doesn't it? Haven't there been TWO fans who died there? How many statues are too many? It's a feelgood thing, but I don't think even his wife would feel it was necessary.

Finally, I'm not the spelling police, but...."canadite"? wow...

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

The Rangers should have offered to pay to have the statue erected in the firefighter's hometown...not at the Rangers ballpark!

Anonymous said...

Johnny on the spot: if you or someone you care about ever gets falsely accused of a crime and arrested, let us know how the pre-printed legal forms work out for you.

Jack Daniels said...

Hot or not, she is still a stinkin attorney.

Shakespeare was right.

Panty Wad Remover said...

11:06 Just calm down there Bessy. There are pre-designed templates available for all aspects of business and daily life. It doesn't take a rock scientist to complete said forms.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Sorry, but why do they want to put up a statue to the guy that fell to his death? Because he was a great guy? Then do that at the cemetary. Or the firehall.

Statues at the Ballpark should honor those who made some very significant contribution to the Rangers. Falling over a rail in front of your son doesn't make the cut in may book.

Yes, the county voted against secession. And then went on to hang suspected Unionists during the time of the Great Gainesville Hanging. A witch hunt rounded up a bunch of suspected Unionists, Peace Party guys, etc. John D. Hale led a citizens committee for justice to "try" the bad guys.
five of them were deemed sufficiently bad to be strung up.

(Tainted Breeze is a good book about all the hangings that went on at that time)

Re: Aggy. Go for it. I think they will get killed, but who cares. Their bigger problem is that they already have a defecit budget in the Atheletic Department. You think a 30 million Big 12 exit fee is gonna help that out any? (and keep that straight face on when you Ags preach academics) CFB turned into a money game long ago. If UT, aTM, 'Bama or other schools play the game and reap TV networks, fat TV contracts, and come up with bigger and better ways to pour cash in, so be it. But they all do it, or wish they could.

Anonymous said...

Affair with stripper? Drug use? Great man of God? Come on now.

Anonymous said...

CONSTABLE VEHICLE – County commissioners approved purchasing a pickup for Constable Tom Bishop in Monday’s regular meeting. The vehicle will be purchased on state contract for $27,251 and is like the pickup purchased in 2010 for Constable Leonard Denney. It will be bought before the end of this fiscal year Sept. 30. Bishop’s vehicle maintenance allowance was also dropped from $10,000 to $3,000 for the fiscal year 2012 budget.
Bet he will turn in his resignation!!!!!

Cleaning Up America said...

Hanging Unionists?

Weeping Willow Trees!

Can that be done today?

DF Bill Dance said...

That spinnerbait she's got hanging from her navel is color coordinated with her drawers. I am impressed.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

LL I have been impressed with choice of ladies recently.

My pringle's can is at attention

Anonymous said...

I don't know about a slave uprising, though that could have been true. There were 16 counties that voted not to leave the union, Wise county included, by a vote of 78-76. Everything I have read suggest the Northwestern counties (6) did not want succession because they were ranchers and cowboys and owned no slaves. They did not want union soldiers leaving, and had no faith in local militia to protect them from Indian attacks. The other 10 counties were located around Austin and were populated by German immigrants.
Civil War Buff

Anonymous said...

"Shakespeare was right."

Jesus I hate it when bumpkins read a quote on a t-shirt and think they're Lit majors.

The actors in that particular play were discussing how to overthrow the government and rule for themselves. The first thing they said they had to do was kill the lawyers, because lawyers stand for the rule of law and would fight the traitors.

So, in reality Shakespeare was giving high praise to lawyers, all the while knowing that simpletons like you would take the baser meaing because you dislike lawyers. Until you need one, anyway.

Rage

Tree Laying Across The River said...

12:14 You ought to be impressed with those beaver chops too.

I know I am.

Anonymous said...

i am sitting here at my desk thinking and laughing about tom bishop driving around in that truck with "failed smile" (for those of you who listen to the ticket)

Anonymous said...

Thank You BISD. First day for teachers to go back to work. What should we do? Show the workforce a Child Abuse presentation chock full of explicit photos and images. Cause getting everyone upset and emotional will do wonders for morale and day one focus.

Y'all are F*ing geniuses. Who is the rocket scientist that came up with this? Tell them that this kind of training needs to be planned a bit better than that.

Morons.

Anonymous said...

Ha, he said,"Taint"

Is the dude who flung himslef onto the ice at the Galleria getting a statue? If not why not?

Anonymous said...

If that's top ten in Dallas I will eat me hat ... and it's a dirty, stinkin sweat stained ten year old piece a junk.

Double Fake Glen said...

"Say that reminds me, how'd you get that kid so darn fast? Me and Dot went in to adopt on account a' somethin' went wrong with my semen, and they said we had to wait five years for a healthy white baby. I said, "Healthy white baby? Five years? What else you got?" Said they got two Koreans and a negra born with his heart on the outside. It's a crazy world."

Anonymous said...

And we also see that Gina gets retained by moving her to admin to work with her buddy while they promote another principal from within.

Showing pics of graphic trauma and taking care of your buddies... Helluva start BISD.

Frosty The Snow Man said...

1:34 That would be one cold statue standing in the middle of that rink.

Crisis Control said...

What happened 1:18 your husband come home bawling?

Anonymous said...

plack -- plaque 9:29.

wordkyle said...

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." -- Still a lawyer joke.

Anonymous said...

11:18
Not a fan of the leagal profession, by the Bard's words are taken out of context. The quote "First things let's do, kill all the lawyers," is spoken by Dick the Butcher, a follower of anarchist Jack Cade. Shakespeare's is commenting that the first thing any potential tyrant must do to eliminate freedom is to "kill all the lawyers."

Jack Daniels said...

Hey Rage, I don't give a red rat's ass why. Like I said, he was right, The first thing they said they had to do was kill the lawyers.

But thanks for your input you goofy dipwad.

Anonymous said...

1:18....Since my kids received a pretty decent education at BISD, I am assuming you weren't teaching there at the time. If you don't like your job, find another if you can. Don't try the private sector though, they won't put up with your bitching and complaining.

Anonymous said...

Rage is the kind of guy we used to shove in the locker and shut the door. Even after all this time, he still hasn't gotten over it.

Anonymous said...

DANNNNNGGG,Bear!!!! That pic of the Witherspoon made my Spoonwither. Try to up the blog standard my brutha'..Yipes!!

Anonymous said...

Jack Daniels: Stay funny my friend.

Anonymous said...

Gina---Now there's a piece------ of work.

P A R T Y G I R L!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

3:36, I can promise you you couldn't have put me in a locker. I would have beat your ass.

Nice to see that the posters who are anti-education are making a fool of themselves even after being told what Shakespearte really meant.

Rage

Anonymous said...

3:01pm No, but there were numerous ladies that were really messed up by it.

3:34pm No shit. Those teachers that gave your kids that education got surpised today with graphic pics of young children that had been physically abused including physical trauma as you might see if you worked the ER. Guess what, teachers don't work in the ER. It was F*ing stupid. And if you can't see what was wrong with it, then your F*ing stupid.

BTW, teachers get the pros and cons of teaching vs. private sector. This AIN'T one of those issues.

Jack Daniels said...

Hey Rage, (Mr. literary genius), who the hell is Shakespearte?

Anonymous said...

Everything 4:09 said was right on the money. This was f'ing stupid and inappropriate. I understand the need to make us aware of abuse issues, but this was a horrible way to do it. The thing is, I don't know who to blame. It looked like every teacher in the county had to be there.

King Luther Martin said...

Interesting 12:58.

In 1860, how many counties did Texas have?

Anonymous said...

JD you know good and well, Ragey Pagey was pulling up his pajama pants when he wrote that.

Anonymous said...

4:09...Do you have a medical condition that prevents you from closing your eyes? In the real world, we sometimes decide all by ourselves to not see something we did not want to see. I suspect you could have done the same if you chose to. But then, you wouldn't have anything to bitch about.

Anonymous said...

All Jack Daniels can criticize Rage about is a typo? Pretty lame. But I guess when you've been outclassed and are too stupid to respond on the merits, that's all you can do.

Hew wordie, that link about Shakespeare says he was trying to warn us about Communism. In the 1500's????? The links you use to support your biases are always weak, but that one is downright silly.

wordkyle said...

Irony is when a lawyer/troll calls other people "bumpkins," "outclassed," and "too stupid," then shows everyone that he can't read. You other folks need to read the lawyer joke link and get a good laugh at Mr. "Anonymously referring to himself in the third person again."

(Hey, troll -- was Shakespeare also arguing against "shrink wrap" software licensing agreements? If you had clients I'd pity them.)

Anonymous said...

5:01pm...don't be a jackass. If you went to work and they made you watch a presentation of graphic physical trauma and pics of kids that were sexually abused, then you might be upset too.

Close your eyes? People tried to, but thats not the point dumbass.

Anonymous said...

4:50

122 counties voted

Civil War Buff

Anonymous said...

Rage is the most pitiful sumbich I have ever seen...on the entire internet.

BG, are you Rage?

Anonymous said...

8:02, I was just thinking that Rage and Skippy are one in the same.

Anonymous said...

Still weak wordie, still weak.

Anonymous said...

6:19....From your statement, you are conceding the district had a point in showing thes epics. Don't get me wrong, I would not want to see them either but your previous posts came across as someone just wanting to bitch about their job and make everyone look bad except yourself. Did you complain to the administration or just get the internet to whine about it?

Anonymous said...

5:36....Rage gets on this blog and rails about how stupid people are. If you are going to present yourself as all knowing, you better damn well not make a mistake. Rage is just another lawyer educated far beyond his intelligence.

Anonymous said...

10:23, This is not Jerry Howard's board! Unfortunately Quantz and Howard ( the only 2 board members with "grounded" common sense) were voted OFF the board! Therefore they are no longer there to lead the board in decisions that are also results of common sense. Once the GOOD board members are removed from the board, CRAZINESS ensues! Jerry, via the letter to the editor, is just allowing his common sense view point in hopes the board will pay attention. Hasn't happened. Votes are only pro athletic expenditures - Like a really nice wrought iron fence around the football field just to name one!

Anonymous said...

Are they going to hang statue off the railing where he fell from?

Anonymous said...

I find these joking references to the fireman who died in horrible taste. I have a friend that works for the Rangers and they have taken the death seriously and do not feel that they are "buying" off a suit. The man died being a good daddy. We need more men like this one who took the time to take his little boy to a baseball game. Unfortunately, it ended in his death, but certainly not due to drinking, showing off, or any other stupid "manly" tricks. It was just a very unfortunate accident. Grow up people, and have compassion. Just be glad it wasn't a member of your family. You'd be singing a different song.

Anonymous said...

9:58pm

Yes, teachers need training on signs to look for physical and sexual abuse. This specific method and presentation was a terrible effort at that. Timing was even worse. Teachers did complain through channels. School administrators admitted to these points. Hope it gets addressed.

You may not care because you're not a teacher. But after last year's scores, we need to be building a premier teaching team in BISD, not spending Day 1 traumatizing teachers.

Anonymous said...

Understand DISD and BISD teachers did not return for afternoon session.

Wonder how Supts will explain this/document mandatory training.Send TEA a fradulent report?

Ironies abound. DISD teachers skipped the part about bullying....of course bullying doesn't occur in DISD

Anonymous said...

How do you sell a white baby in a black market?

Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

8:15 he must have been a Hero. All police and firemen are hero's when they die! yep must have been a hero