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8.30.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • So the Skyler Dog did in fact go all Shawshank Redemption on us and made a break for it. I felt bad because I had shut the back gate but forgot to lock it so he was able to push his way out. I also felt a little guilty for having a tinge of relief that he was gone. 
  • But my guilt didn't last for long because of Irony of Ironies:  A neighbor found the dog, saw the flyer that we had put up listing the dog as "Found", thought he looked familiar, and called us to return him.
  • So Skyler is back to his happy self. **Facepalm**
  • The Softball Experiment of 2011 continued on last night as we worked hard on batting. Did you know your arm will fall off throwing softballs non-stop for about 45 minutes? I had to call in a reliever.
  • You know, I get most excited about those girls on the team who aren't very good but have so much potential. Cheering for Baylor for all these years has made me a fan of the underdog.
  • Irene TV coverage note: Whenever a politician got in front of the camera to tell people to "evacuate immediately" (so they can't be blamed if the storm actually was bad), I found it amazing the number of underlings that stood in the background just so they could be on camera. Hey folks, isn't there some job you could be doing right now?
  • There was the most feeble old lady in court yesterday in Decatur making her first appearance on a Hindering Apprehension of a Felon charge. She looked so sympathetically weak that one lawyer near me was overheard as saying, "I don't know anything about that case but I think I could win it even if we picked a jury in thirty minutes." 
  • The Commissioners Court abruptly shot down Constable Tom Bishop's request for a Tahoe instead of a pickup yesterday. Now they are waiting to see when he he will turn in his patrol car for a pick-up he does not want.  Now this could get juicy. 
  • Football note: The Dallas Cowboys offensive line is undergoing a shake up which is unheard of. They'll start, at least,  three rookies (two true ones and one guy who might as well be.)  Prediction: A very rough start but a strong finish. And then the next two years they'll be very, very good. 
  • Football note #2: Michael Vick just signed a contract with the Eagles with $40 million guaranteed. They are out of their minds. Don't rule out last year being a fluke.
  • Motorcycle death in Fort Worth yesterday.
  • Radio talk: Anyone remember your parents warning you of "getting worms" if you ate bad meat or, in some cases, went outside barefoot?
  • Any 9/11 worker who claims to have health problems but is being denied benefits pretty much as a force field surrounding him.  Does anyone dare suggest that maybe, just maybe, any health problems aren't related to 9/11?
  • And a guy on a Harley split me and another car as the light turned green this morning. Hey, Harley guy: I expect you to annoy me with the sound of your engine, but I don't expect you to ride like an idiot. 
  • Odd obituary at the end of the Update today: It's the Paradise murder victim who is listed as being from Bridgeport but with services in Missouri but with a local funeral home handling the services.




60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tom Bishop RULES!!! (In a pickup)

Anonymous said...

BG..you are a funny guy...not funny queer, but funny ha ha..!

Carl

Anonymous said...

RE 9/11 workers: All the republicans I know actually think this thing is ridiculous. And I am fine saying that because I am a first responder and I have been to some major disasters and been in harms way (ie Katrina). These people are looking for their government hand out. Glad to see you had a small moment of clarity in your delusional lib world BG. I have hope for your conversion yet.

Anonymous said...

Well the Murder victim was living in Bridgeport. I also think that anytime you are going to be buried anywhere else the local funeral home where you die has to make the arraignments for your body to be moved.

Anonymous said...

"found it amazing the number of underlings that stood in the background just so they could be on camera. Hey folks, isn't there some job you could be doing right now?"...... Yes, I had the same feeling when I saw King Obamy making his speech with HLS lady and FEMA guy. I'm afraid they are all much the same, huh?

Anonymous said...

OMG>>BG..there is a pic of Obammy's uncle on Drudge, they look just alike..wow!

Triple Fake... said...

Is there really that big a difference between a Tahoe and a pickup? Suck it up, Mr. Bishop, and realize that you are a county employee and the county commissioners control the purse strings

Anonymous said...

¡Los melones grandes son muy hermosa!

Anonymous said...

Skippy, We are going to hold you to your prediction that the cowboys will be fabulous.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend that worked the World Trade Center cleanup as an air specialist. His job was to make sure that everyone at the site wore their face masks to prevent them from breathing in the toxic air. He said that it was like pulling teeth to get the people to wear their masks. Their faces could not be seen with the masks on, so they chose not to wear them. Seems like this should be self inflicted damage. My friend was eventually kicked off of the site for being to forceful in trying to get people to wear their masks.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

The funeral home thing is nothing. I may be wrong but, isn’t it like ordering flowers to go out of state? You order from YOUR local florist and in the process they call the “out of state” florist close to the delivery address to complete the order.

I'm sure the shipping charges on flowers verses a human body are a wee bit different though. lol

Anonymous said...

I moved here in 2007 and have no clue why there is a war going on between the commissioners and Tom Bishop. Would anyone care to fill me in? I'll check back in.

Anonymous said...

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2261131.shtml?cat=500 yuck yuck!

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:41 The county Commissioners RULE!!!! just sayin.

Anonymous said...

I hope, I hope, I hope the Cowboys will fail as long as Jerry "Jethro" Jones is involved.

Anonymous said...

Drudge missed it. He should have put Rick Perry's picture on the right side of O'blamo's Drunkie Unkie. OMG hilarious!


GO RICK PERRY!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

9:13

Dude, they all look alike.

Triple Fake... said...

I guess it's a good thing your escapee is being remanded, otherwise you might have to go back to doing your own taxes again

Triple Fake Andy Dufresne

Anonymous said...

Seems that Mr. Bishop needs to understand the golden rule ... He who has the GOLD RULES!

Anonymous said...

LMAO at those two people on the steps shown on the newspaper. I'd leave there butts sitting there for days!

Unless, they were transplants who came from Katrina then I'd rescue them fast cuz they are in need of a mental hospital.

Anonymous said...

...infracaninophile...lover of the under dog...

Anonymous said...

I moved here in 2007 and have no clue why there is a war going on between the commissioners and Tom Bishop. Would anyone care to fill me in? I'll check back in.

10:08 AM

I have lived here for over fifty years and have known Mr. Bishop by reputation for close to thirty. He has a LONG history of being a PITA to most folks who have to interact with him. Drama and conflict follow Tom wherever he goes.

Anonymous said...

Breaking News..self inflicted gunshot to head..cr4513..

Anonymous said...

he's dead, dead, dead..

Anonymous said...

BG you got it right with today's RT girl. Just the right amount of thick and natural. She has a girl next door look. Me likie likie. Thanks.

CT said...

awww, that's the spirit!! Warmed my heart to read the comment about the youngin's with potential. That is what makes a good coach great. :))

Instigator in Leggings said...

Now Now settle down O'Wise Countians. We all know Tommy Boy is all that and a bag of chips.

He should run for sheriff when the sheriffing gig is up for re-election.

CT said...

What's a PITA?

just askin'

Anonymous said...

Tom Bishop and The Rhome City council always make for good entertainment of good, clean, redneck family fun! Bishop wants a Tahoe, Rhome want's its old Mayor back, what Cluster F!

Anonymous said...

i bet that "harley guy" was one of those t.u.b.'s riders, they think they can get away with everything!

Anonymous said...

i mean you're just a funny f'n guy..you didn't have to stop poatin..

The DF Bill Dance said...

She'd look better with a hook hangin' out of her mouth.

Anonymous said...

9:13 AM.... Get your eyes examined

President Obama doesn't look like the man on Drudge. Since he is the President's father's half brother, I doubt he even knows him. I don't think he knew his father that well even. Basically raised by his mother and her family I believe.

Jack Daniels said...

It's a flat kinda bread you stuff with salad and such.

OR

Pain In The Ass

Black and White Stilettos said...

1:04 they are the same color aren't they?

That pic is black and white. Pfffttt.....

Anonymous said...

12:19, I can't tell you. I would just have to show you.

Anonymous said...

Bishop = the guy the runs the mailroom.

Commissioners = the executives of the company.

In this case, the guy running the mailroom is trying to dictate to the executives on how the business should be run.

Anonymous said...

1:17, So is Obammy.

Anonymous said...

Does the compassionate and caring Obammy still have a brother living in a hut?

Toilet Plunger said...

Obama Onyango
Zeituni Onyango
illegal immigrant
near collision with a Framingham cop
a .14 on the Breathalyzer
living in public housing
Chicken Bone saloon
“Why don’t you go to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C., and ask your president? Not me.”


Made for a mighty fine read.

Triple Fake... said...

11:23 -
The folks sitting on the steps aren't stranded there. If you enlarge the picture you would see that they obviously waded out to it in chest-deep water (meaning they could also easily get back the same way), and the caption explains why they are there

1:04 -
You are correct in that the mugshot does not resemble the president, but...knowing or not knowing your family, or who raised you, has nothing to do with which family member you might resemble

Dorothy The Doubter said...

"I doubt he even knows him" my granny panties. And, that SS card and DL the uncle was carrying came out of a Bounce Dryer Sheet Box.

Ricardo Perry said...

I remember the "worms" warning from older folks.

The other one from my abuela was not to go outside without shoes because of getting cut and contrcting lockjaw Her oldest son died from blood poisaning in the 1940's.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Is that Abbey Brooks as the random girl?

Kudos if she is? MMMMMM-MM

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for pics of bishop in his new truck to make their way to this blog. And all of the photoshopping that goes along with it. Remember the pics of the Rhome speeding ticket camera van photos?

Anonymous said...

"I found it amazing the number of underlings that stood in the background just so they could be on camera. Hey folks, isn't there some job you could be doing right now?"
No, they don't, BG. There are too many people on the payroll to do the jobs that don't even need to be done, that are just created out of air. It's how they roll, and all govt. agencies/offices/etc. operate that way. And it is only part of the reason govt. is so inefficient and costs too much. Pick one. Any one. But I'm sure the next one that is created won't be that way. I'm sure the next one that is expanded really needs the additional manpower.
Yeah, I'm sure of it.

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake Oh My

They waded all the way out to sit on steps for a make believe house? Without so much as shoes on? There could be anything under that water.

Dumb

Anonymous said...

A Liberal is someone who believes you have the right to choose an abortion, but you don't have the right to choose a high-performance car, a cigarette, your child's school curriculum, or a Happy Meal.

Anonymous said...

I think Tom should install Kickers and a Vulcan amp in that new truck.

Anonymous said...

My Grandma died somewhere between Texas and Kansas while on vacation so we just tied her to the roof and kept going till we made it home.

Chevy Chase

Anonymous said...

10:08 am Thank you. You are one hell of a man. People like you are the reason Bishop is in office. I remember when he was running all the people on here defending him but none of the newbes had any idea what they we're talking about.At least your man enough to admit it and ask.Thanks again we need more of you and less windbags from the city.To answer your question hes a nutt plan and simple.A retired pilot (what 200,000 a yr) in favor of a constables job of (what 40,000 a yr) just so he can carry a gun. A cop wanna be so to speak he just had the money to get the peace officer licence where most of those kinda idiots don't. IE the tahoe I look a little more important than a dog catcher in a P/U.Hes been a nuisance to this county for years.He gets a job with a badge and everyone finds out what hes like and he loses it for a while. Then we get a new bunch of windbags that don't know him and he talkes his way back in. And here we go again. There your up to date.And thanks again for asking before you voted like the last ones did.

CT said...

of all the acronyms, or whatever you call using letters like we do I surely missed PITA! Thanks for the info!

And yes, pita bread is dang good!

RPM said...

LOL, I watched an old Tom Ewell movie yesterday called "The Great American Pastime". You seriously need to watch that one, BG. It's about a lawyer that gets suckered into managing a Little League team.

Greatness.

Anonymous said...

The Decatur board will vote on a tax rate tonight.

Anonymous said...

JP 4 Huffman, (cool name with a cool cop car, constable has a hot car black, unmarked, tinted windows, with all the whistle and bells.
Just sayin...
Commissioners are selective?

Anonymous said...

BG has suggested success for a local sports team...MARK IT DOWN 8/30/2011.

(although not immediate success it's still a sports optimism for the Cowboys)

"A very rough start but a strong finish. And then the next two years they'll be very, very good"

Let is resound throughout the land.

Anonymous said...

I would have Vick a forty than Romo at thirty three.See who plays more games the next three years.

Anonymous said...

No 9:05 the commissioners weren't being selective. Tom could have had the same car as Huffman, but Noooo, he wanted the county to buy his crown Vic that he had already purchased and rigged out. Two years later drama queen Tom wants a new vehicle to stroke his massive ego and he expects the commissioners to kiss his ass again. I'm just glad Kevin and Danny stood up to him this time. Keep in mind that Ross was ready to give Tom what he wanted a year ago.

Anonymous said...

4:30 PM. Thanks for the compliment that I'm one hell of a man to admit I don't know the Tom Bishop saga; however, it takes a woman to step up and ask the pertinent questions. Although I vote in almost every election, I never vote a ballot item unless I've done my homework and know the person running. Thanks again for the history.

Anonymous said...

Pardon the pun One hell of a woman