8.23.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • The Oakland Raiders have a grandmother as a cheerleader.
  • I ate at Chuy's off 7th Street in Fort Worth the other day. Good stuff. But the walls seem to be decorated from a garage sale of the furnishings of every type of closed restaurant. Elvis? Christmas balls? 
  • I had to go to a driver's license hearing in Fort Worth yesterday and got in the worst traffic jam I've ever been in. On I-35 at 820 to I-35 and Belknap took just under one hour to navigate. (And by the time I got to the accident scene, it was completely clear. It felt a little wrong to feel that I was cheated out of seeing what the hold up was about.)  
  • I think I got talked into being a softball coach when I was deliriously tired late last night.
  • In light of the violence at NFL games over the weekend, The Ticket had a discussion yesterday about how a certain "dangerous element" has worked itself into the fan base of pro football games. It seemed like they were talking in an uncomfortable code.
  • An interesting moment came when host Corby Davidson asked how "those people" can even afford to go to the game in the first place. "You know they aren't getting up the next day and going to work at Chase Bank."
  • One final Ticket note: Host Bob Sturm is taking a month or so off in order to finalize the adoption of a child from Guatemala. Man, that's an honorable act. (But he spoke of how it had been a ridiculously long two and half year process.)
  • Hey, whoever/whomever keeps posting comments about the One Stop of Texas in Runaway Bay, you can stop now. You've obviously got a beef with the place which consumes you to no end.
  • I need to check with the Rock City burger place in Bridgeport to see if business went up last week after it became the subject of discussion in the comments. One of these days, I'm going to sell ads on this thing.
  • I'm kind of surprised there hasn't been a bigger Constable Tom Bishop vs. Commissioners' Court before now. 
  • You guys can buy gold all you want, but I'd fear a crash of biblical proportions. That market seems to be full of people that will panic once it starts to go down with a selling frenzy ensuing. 
  • A father drowned his two children yesterday but only after (1) the mother, Kametra Sampson, jumped out of his car abandoning the kids to notify a deputy constable she saw, and (2) the deputy constable didn't get involved in a chase due to "no chase policy." Sheesh.
  • The Dallas Morning News has a story about that mother's Facebook page but the article is behind a paywall. The only Kametra Sampson I could find is one listed as "Kametra Ibetyaniggawantthis Sampson." Oh, my.
  • Fox 4 forecast for the next seven days has the temperature at a least 104 every day. Good grief.
  • "And Another." (Texas) Edit: Link fixed


65 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
I think that is just a bad picture. I think she is ok but not a good pic
.5 out 5

Anonymous said...

Did you choose today's pic last night when extremely tired??? If so, you might want to take a look at with with fresh eyes. FAIL!

Anonymous said...

The solution to the Bishop problem is for Hudson to forget he is a democrat (as most others in Texas have) and run against Bishop in the Repub primary.

But that won't solve Precinct 1's problem. Please someone step forward. No expertese necessary (see incumbent) but getting off your butt would help.

Anonymous said...

Dangerous element? Like I said yesterday, it's the "I came to swill booze primarily, and watch a game secondarily" crowd, which seems to be getting more prevalent as our society goes downhill to line up with the lowest common denominator-types.

Anonymous said...

Bishop is not going to win the fight with the county commissioners and his equally nutty wife is not gong to help him. He needs to resign or accept the truck. Perhaps taking away any vechicle would be in order and buy the guy a horse! Jan Morrow needs some kind of award for having to use this guy!

jkcrooks said...

Tell the County I have a fairly new bike that Bishop can ride. I'll even throw in a helmet and short shorts. PS - Mr. Bishop - I have been pulled over 3 times in 20 years and 2 of them were Law Enfircement PICK-UP trucks! what a damn crybaby

Upstairs said...

I recommend the following read:

http://mariopiperni.com/political-humor/jon-stewart-on-rick-perrys-actual-screwing-of-america.php

Anonymous said...

The "and another" is posted on the Big XII network. This is the alternative reporting since they cannot carry high school football highlights. The "and another" is posted on the Big XII network. This is the alternative reporting since they cannot carry high school football highlights.

The Secret Police said...

Miss Secret Police and I had burgers at Rock City over the weekend. She had hers on a jalapeno bun, I had a regular bun.
Pret-ty darn good.

Won't be voting for Tom Bishop. I would vote for Hudson in a heartbeat if he runs, Dem or Repub.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

I don't know what that look she' making is... But I can change it to something else with my pringles' can.

Anonymous said...

Why can't Sturm just adopt an American kid?! Yeah, Guat kids are less expensive and all, but in the end all he's doing is bringing another Messkin to our country...

Cleverly Disguised said...

In regards to the constable issue:

The Dallas Morning News ran this opinion on May 20th :

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20110519-editorial-time-to-unplug-the-entire-constable-operation.ece

I sounds as if it may be an appropriate strategy in Wise Co.

Anonymous said...

If the county allows Tom to trade the pickup for a Tahoe, they are just opening the door to a whole new set of problems. I hope they stick to their "guns" and force him to take the pickup or NOTHING !!! He is a crybaby.

BigTexas said...

Yeah, its a shame The Ticket is so PC. Why not call a spade a spade.

Goober said...

I said it before and I'll say it again. This (Barney Bishop) is what happens when you vote a straight party ticket. I this hope this nut-job stops every PCT. 1 citizen who voted a straight republican ticket.

Horn Dog said...

Is the lady in the pic that is behind the chick in the yellow bikin topless??

MD said...

BISHOP NEEDS TO GO. LET HIM DRIVE HIS OWN CAR OR GIVE HIM ONE OF THE CARS PILED UP AT S.O. BEST CASE HE GETS NOTHING,CUT THEIR MONEY AN
GET RID OF ALL OF THEM . Danny White he's in your nest show some cods.

Anonymous said...

You don't like there beef either.

Tater Salad said...

"Kametra Ibetyaniggawantthis Sampson."

Nice. 22yrs old, no job, smoking dope, living off us taxpayers. She'll be alright, soon as she drops a few more "chirrens"...

Anonymous said...

have you thought about the fall of our once great dollar like the confederate currency was totally wiped o u f'nt...just like other great empires throughout history..it's not that gold is worth any more, it's because it's priced in...U S Dollars which are backed by ....TRILLIONS of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ in DEBT..if we pay off the debt and put Americans back to work, you may be right...I'm not expecting O&Co to do this, I also don't believe R's can either..no Biblical proportions..guess what the banks have been doing with their $..GOLD!

Anonymous said...

maybe next election everyone wont be so damn lazy and not vote a straight ballot. we (and Obama) are the reason we have to deal with Bishops cry baby ass. Until then, he needs to drive whatever the hell the county gives him!

Arthur said...

As much as I hate the Raiders, good on them for having Susie, the George Blanda of NFL cheerleaders on their squad. I'm all for an attractive woman who remembers where she was when Reagan had been shot instead of answering, "Who's Reagan?"

Speaking in code about a "dangerous element" at sporting events is code only if that element is described as "Canadian." What we're really seeing is a lack of civility in our society as evidenced by the anonymous comments you get here, the shout fests that Fox News, CNN and MSNBC try to pass off as "news" or the snarkiness of the so-called adults at all levels of government.

Anonymous said...

I thought the black girl's middle name was African until I sounded it out.

Anonymous said...

the tom bishop thing reminds me of the one stop grudge person thingy. from hearing him on the scanner sounds to me like he's on top of his job catching violators and bringing in s loads of money for the countie mounties..

Anonymous said...

illbadrtyrotnigga...

Anonymous said...

bishop needs $1.00 /year like it used to be.
i say commish's need to go also.

Anonymous said...

1017 in swahelee dat say hillary rotten clinton

Anonymous said...

like the man said if you buy chickens instead of gold you can't go wrong..right..?

Anonymous said...

hey BG how is that citibank stock working out that you bought a couple of years back for about $3.50 per share..almost like money in the bank huh..?

Anonymous said...

Kametra is gonna piss off and offend a lot of liberal weenies for using the N word(nigger).

Anonymous said...

Tom Bishop RULES!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kate Winslet. Kate Winslet.

Anonymous said...

Todays pic is Hillary Clinton's love child fathered by Karl Marx.

Anonymous said...

rock city burgers looked pretty slow last friday night.

Anonymous said...

... i too was a victim of that massive traffic incident, except i was traveling in the opposite direction... sorry for you B.G..... but i digress ... the ride i was on was filled with banter and reperta.... but threw the fog of the cigar smoke the one thing i heard was corbie,s statement... he's right... also i've been a p1 from day 1, do you think the fan 105.3 steals topics from the ticket... just saying....

Anonymous said...

Get rid of Bishop! VOTE FOR DENNIS HUDSON! Get Danny White out of pct. 1 also. One crybabies about vehicles and the other badmouths old ladies, Pct. 1 has gone to Hell in a handbasket because of the 2.

Anonymous said...

"It seemed like they were talking in an uncomfortable code."

They were afraid to say young, shiftless negrahs.

Anonymous said...

This heat is terrible, 105 every day. Good news is that our days are getting shorter so there will be fewer hours for the sun to bake us. Meanwhile the State of Texas is sucking the electrical power to run all the air conditioners and we are not getting any power from the wind turbines at Roscoe, Texas. Here is a wind map of the U.S.: http://www.ambientweather.com/cuunstwimap.html

When we need power from them the most, the wind is not blowing fast enough to spin the blades.

Anonymous said...

can we still call them colored people??

Anonymous said...

I understand that Dennis Hudson will definitely be running against Tom Bishop for Constable again in this upcoming election as will Jim Popp be running against Danny White for Commissioner. Time for Pct One folks to right the wrongs in both of those positions from the last election.

Anonymous said...

If you have never had food poisoning you wouldn't understand.

Anonymous said...

The only thing the consumed me was a raunchy chupachimicabraburger!

Anonymous said...

Precinct 4 constable has a hot black car with dark tinted windows. Bishop actually does his job and arrest people so I can see why he doesn't want a pickup and the commissioners court should take that into consideration.
If the women that escaped the horrible situation she had to leave her kids in, and it was Bishop that she ask for help, she would have gotten help. The pickup would not be a wise choice for this man.
Good Ole Boys in Wise County ____
alot of us are sick and tired of YOU crybabies. I don't see Bishop crying but doin his job.

Anonymous said...

I could never get Hudson to do anything during the day because he was to busy getting a divorce, or running his gas station. You'd have to wait til he got off work.
He wouldn't have been able to help the lady whose kids were drowned if he was constable.
I don't think Barry should let the bashing comments on this blog, but I guess you enjoy amusing yourselves with nothing but BS!
Why don't you county workers just stay off here and do your jobs...
Oh wait I see 1 at the clerks office on her cell outside and another at the County Acessors office...

Anonymous said...

9:25, you must just be trying to provoke someone into responding (great success!), because there's no way someone who actually believes what you wrote could figure out how to turn on a computer and access the Internet.

In the unlikely event that you are for real, I would say that Sturm and his wife probably want to avoid the same gene pool that spawned the likes of you.

Anonymous said...

12:42 and 1:11 -

Tom Bishop get back to work saving the world and get off this blog!

Anonymous said...

GILF?

In Collin County the Commisioners are making constables baliff's in the Justice of the peace courts and giving the civil process to the sheriff.. It allows them to lay off 6 deputy constables and cuts the Constables salary in half.

Kametra and "nigga" is redundant.

How odd...

Anonymous said...

the county should have gotten tom one of those escalade's with the 500 hp interceptor engines..

Anonymous said...

Why don't they give Bishop one of the two bailiff's cars? Why does a bailiff need such an expensive car to drive? hmmm? If, on the off chance they needed to transport a prisoner they could borrow one from the ones sitting at the sheriff's dept. Sure would be a lot cheaper than maintaining these cares and paying for the gas to and from their houses?

Anonymous said...

It is now illegal to defund the salary of an elected official. Because those in charge of the budget could run off political enemies.

Rage

Tater Salad said...

'Ol Radar Tom sure is gonna be kickin' himself in the ass, come election time... What a douche-wagon

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Said it before and its pretty simple.

Constables are turning their job into an "elected" sherriff deputy's job.

Get rid of those positions and make 4 more deputies available. We don't need to elect our deptuties. hire and fire those positions just like anyone else.

What on earth does a constable need a Tahoe for that a pickup cannot do? If he needs something more than that then a deputy should be doing it... not him.

Anonymous said...

gold down over $60.per oz today, to $1831per oz..how much to be biblical?

The Secret Police said...

The Jack County Constable drives a pickup.

Anonymous said...

What Mr. Mike Honcho said.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a nice day it has been without wordkyle's crap.

Cleverly Disguised said...

I still maintain the position of constable is not necessary. Whatever it takes to get rid of the position (legislatively or other) should be pursued. These officers are a superfluous drain on the local taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

Please! Just keep running Monday's Random Thoughts. Again and again and again....well, you get the idea.
anon

Anonymous said...

A lot of Jack County and Young County Sheriff's departments drive Trucks too. Go to www.defendersupply.com and they even offer the truck in a police package for Ford and Chevrolet.

Anonymous said...

I think Bishop and Hudson should both be gone from the constable job!! Neither are worth even half the pay. It's time to find someone who has a real head on their shoulders and understands law.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 7:15.

Anonymous said...

Bishop understands the law, just you rednecks and hangerouters at Dennis"station don't.Poor ole den will probably get it next and someone can search county records in a year and see the difference in what they bring in to the county.

Anonymous said...

Barry Green why you taking up for Barry White so much? Let the people speak their mind. You are letting them talk smack about Bishop. Don't be afraid they might find out something about One Stop.

Anonymous said...

C'mon BG. Really? "(2) the deputy constable didn't get involved in a chase due to "no chase policy." Sheesh."

Defense attorneys are humping air when they hear an officer violates policy.

This is what you would have defended him with if they had caught him. Not to mention how you would have held the individual officers accountable for violating policy if anyone else got hurt. (Loncar on speed dial)

Get ready for more of this. More and more departments will adopt 'no chase policies'. When a criminal crashes into a family of four, because of their own choice, cities get sued. They are sued becuase of their deeper pockets than the POS's that refuse to stop. Cities are tired of the liabilty.

C'mon BG. Pick a side. Should officers follow policy, law, and CCP some of the time or at all times?

Anonymous said...

10:54

He takes up for White because they have the same name. Bet they even fly out to Louisiana together so the Jr. can try and learn how to be a lawyer. Just sayin.

Double Fake Texas Ranger