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8.24.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • The Messenger has dueling opinion pieces about the Child Abuse Training Session that teachers were subjected to last week. (One was written by the guy that presented it.) . I think I'll take credit for bringing that issue to the forefront -- or those who first mentioned it in the comments should. 
  • I'm now coaching a 12 and under girls fast pitch softball team, and  I'm scared to death. (And if any of you know any major deviations from the rules of baseball that are contained in the USSSA rules - which I just heard of last night -- let me know.) I've already spent time figuring out base distance, pitching distance, and ball size. 
  • The team was created from overflow players from the other teams when the turnout was greater than expected. This has Bad News Bears written all over it. 
  • And I'm sooooo working on my "lollygagger speech." 
  • From the Editor in the Messenger last week: "Predictions of our quick demise were greatly over-exaggerated. That which did not kill us has made us stronger, as well as more nimble, and has given us a much broader perspective than the simple confines of Wise County, Texas."  Hey! That's real close to "the humble confines of Wise County, TX" that's in the masthead above.
  • The alleged Paradise murder case may involve bondage and chains. 
  • TexasLending.com runs the most questionable commercials. For months they have run a radio spot which begins (and I paraphrase): "Mortgage rates have risen above six percent in the last two weeks. Well, they haven't, but that's what you'll hear in the next couple of months so you need to act now." Their "prediction" continues to be false as mortgage rates haven't been over 6% all year (and actually fell in the 3% range a couple of weeks back.)
  • Oddly written blurb in the Update today. Decatur ISD's Monday enrollment was 53 more students than last year. Then they casually throw in that attendance grew by 37 from Monday to Tuesday
  • In looking over the list of people I despise (Hannity, Sheriff Joe, Nancy Grace, etc.) I think I determined the one quality they all have in common: They are selling a persona to the masses which they know is fake.
  • Oh, and Sheriff Joe tweeted this morning, "I'm getting ready for a big operation today." Either he's going to roundup a punch of illegals or he's having a colonoscopy. I can't tell. 
  • Idiocracy: A bunch of former Hooters executives are not going to open a bunch of Twin Peak restaurants. 
  • WBAP's Hal Jay on Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson this morning: "Is he that good? He's done pretty well for Minnesota but he hasn't set the NFL on fire yet has he?"
  • Sports nugget: In last 3 years, Boise State and TCU are a combined 74-5. Two of those 5 losses came to one another.
  • Are the local lumber companies still open in Wise County or has Lowe's really hurt them?


82 comments:

Anonymous said...

A dog. A cat. Now coaching?
Have you had your yearly physical?

Anonymous said...

Hal Jay could be a contributing author on your blog. His sports knowledge rivals yours BG.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
1 out 5
Mid
1 out 5
Right
1 out 5


They have to much crap on there face.

Anonymous said...

From left to right: Maya Rudolf, Squints McGee, and the long lost love child of Barry Bonds and an Oompa Loompa, but in drag. Sheesh.

Jarhead said...

Ball size is important.

KatyDid said...

The girl on the right needs a little more orange...

Anonymous said...

Well counselor......you're in over your head with the softball thing. Will you run it as a liberal, "feel good" no child left behind venture? Will you teach the children the love of the game, nurture those with ability and desire, encourage accomplishment, improvement and healthy competition? Should be interesting.

Scott said...

So has Tom Bishop traded his truck in for the Tahoe yet or is he holding out for an even trade on an F-16?

Anonymous said...

1. Runner cannot leave her base until the ball is hit ... or something like that.

2. There IS crying in softball.

BagOfNothing.com said...

I work in the same building as TexasLending.com. I always thought it was a small mom and pop kind of operation, but they take up about five floors of my building.

I do get to see that guy that does the commercials from time to time. Friendly, but he kind of has that date-rape kind of look in his eye.

wordkyle said...

Regarding Hannity, Sheriff Joe, et al -- What makes you think these people are "selling a persona to the masses which they know is fake?" I'm not even saying you're wrong -- but how did you arrive at that conclusion? Actual evidence? Gut feeling? Wishful thinking?

Anonymous said...

Re:Hannity, Grace etc., Just the opposite, those are not personae.

Tater Salad said...

They've been spray-tannin' a little to much for me, but I reckon some men like their women orange...

Anonymous said...

"More students, fewer teachers, better fences." Brought to you by Hico.

Anonymous said...

I once coached an overflow football team. Only kid who had ever touched a football was my son.

The best part about that is that you really get to see the kids improve, and the other coaches shit bricks when you start winning.

Rage

Anonymous said...

The coach probably throws like a girl anyway so he'll be a great teacher and role model

Anonymous said...

Mr. Bacon Scale Guy - I'm with you on your ratings. But I rate your spelling / grammar a 1 out of 5.

Triple Fake Grammar Police

Anonymous said...

no doubt you should sue the messupper, they are constantly ripping you/us off and claiming to be out in front with news that we all knew days before..they are worse than politicians...?

Anonymous said...

Katydid you need a little more creepiness.

BLAH!

Anonymous said...

When you hear the words Texas Lending.com ---Run.The.Other.Way !

Anonymous said...

Hannity, Sheriff Joe, Grace -- like all the others. Good people, sometimes misspeak. Alot of truth in what they say. Just keep listening. You'll get it someday!

Ernie said...

Good luck with coaching the 12u softball. There will always be a mother or father who thinks they know everything and everything you do is wrong. My advise find those people and make them your advisors, get them on your side up front, then do as you want but make them feel part of the decision. Stand firm, kids are great but the parents can make your life a living hell. Do not show fear or indecision. Email the shit out of them, keep them up to date, over coordinate. Ah, rules you'll figure that out , its the gossip and backstabbing that will be your hardest thing to deal with. If you WIN bubba, every one is happy. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Remember:

"There is no crying in softball"


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Anonymous said...

Fake persona... You mean like Rachel Maddow trying to make us think she is a man?

Anonymous said...

"In looking over the list of people I despise (Hannity, Sheriff Joe, Nancy Grace, etc.) I think I determined the one quality they all have in common: They are selling a persona to the masses which they know is fake."

Using those criteria, shouldn't you add Govenor Good Hair?

Anonymous said...

"Hannity, Sheriff Joe, Grace -- like all the others. Good people, sometimes misspeak. Alot of truth in what they say. Just keep listening. You'll get it someday!"

Get a dictionary and look up:

Pandering

&

Jingoism


.

Anonymous said...

i think sherrif joe is acting like he really is , is not worried bout political correctness and is not being fake.
unlike typical politicians.

Anonymous said...

Personally I like the "local" lumberyard/hardware stores better. In general, the service is much better and the folks seem to be more knowledgeable. This one guy at that place in Bridgeport is the best around.....never been in there when he did not have a solution to my problem. Similar to the "local" auto parts stores versus the big chain places....it's hard to beat the service in those "mom and pop" places. BTW, the gal on the right has to be a UT fan!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you didn't recognize Clarice Tinsley's interview with a Dallas County constable last night. She was good and she was pretty mad.

Anonymous said...

Ernie has very very good advice...

double real 12U coach

Anonymous said...

have they sent John Wiley to jail yet? if not, why not..?

Anonymous said...

Random thoughts= fail. The Decatur Lumber Yard and Bridgeport Building center still going strong. most local carpenters still use them as their prices are much better. They surprisingly still do lots of weekend warrior business as well. What I like about them, other than spending my dollars with local folks is that the people who work there ( for the most part) know about the products they sell. Lowes=Wal Mart in my book. They both suck. Good Luck with the coaching job. I tried coaching little league boys baseball and the way the parents behaved made me realize that if I kept coaching there would be a good chance that I would get arrested for assault.

Anonymous said...

You said "ball size".

Anonymous said...

what's the difference between a 2x4 from Lowes and a burger from 1stop???

answer..you could eat the 2x4 if you had to.

just hackin on you BG..

Anonymous said...

I still say Boise ain't no damn state. I beenz to all 57

All Fake Hueissain Obammma

Anonymous said...

Good for you, BG...Thank God for all the folks who give their time to coach and officiate---our kids are the beneficiary of their hard work and dedication...and you are going to be surprised how much you are going to enjoy it when you are with the kids ---even if you get your butt chewed on now and then by a few overzealous parents.

Anonymous said...

Make sure you have 2-3 pitchers on the team, keep your pitchers on the infield if not pitching(usually your most athletic anyways). Defense, Defense, Defense, Defense,

el chupacabra said...

The girl in the middle of todays pic is pretty smart. By placing herself between two gruesome gargoyles she increases her hotness factor exponentially.

She's actually Ernest Borgnine in drag.

I've read The Mess for over 30 years and have in the past had it mailed to me in hard copy form all over the world.
It's the definitive zombie business- God love it, but it doesn't know it's dead yet.

Anonymous said...

I do not need a dictionary.
People tune in to the talk shows to reinforce their beliefs and to confirm they hate the others beliefs. I know they are TV and radio shows ... "show business".
The characters they "play" are not real probably. I don't think they are . Do you?

Anonymous said...

SUNSET INN has seen its last sunset...

The Secret Police said...

Fake personna?
Really?
The first person that comes to my mind is Barrack Hussein Obama.
Now Joe Biden is a different story, there aint nothin' fake about that turd.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with enforcing the laws passed by our Congress and signed by the President; and enforcing the laws of the great State of Arizona? Thank you Sheriff Joe. To many of you liberals, good is bad and bad is good. Breaking the laws of America is good and enforcing the laws of America is bad.

Goober said...

I think Nancy Grace is constipated.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can get a local bail bondsman to sponsor your softball team, Buttermaker.

Anonymous said...

Barry's one of those pitiful "people pleasers." After he gets chewed on a few times he'll be wishing he didn't get suckered into coaching the team. Besides, don't you dislike baseball, Barry? Or, is it just the Rangers?

Anonymous said...

Wow today's random girl has some interesting pet raccoons.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could spray tan them!

The Real Billy

Anonymous said...

Tom Bishop RULES!!!!

Gary the Graboid said...

"Idiocracy: A bunch of former Hooters executives are not going to open a bunch of Twin Peak restaurants."

Doesn't the article say that the Hooters ex-pats ARE going to open up some Twin Peaks?

The idiocracy of the place is that they serve crap beer in mugs so cold that it cannot be tasted.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

IT'S A THREE PACK O'EASY WOMEN!

Anonymous said...

Sgt. Bill Davis wrote an incredible letter in the Opinion Column. Very pleased to hear from him regarding the training in order to know the actual facts.

You whiney teachers and your body guards are nothing but a bunch of fools.

I hope they make you retake the training.

Anonymous said...

You need to learn to say 'no'. I predict this will be your one and only time coaching. It sucks.

Didn't renew my subscription to the WCMess this time. Decided it has declined to the point that I would rather not spend that money on junk that I simply toss in the trash. Nothing they publish interests me in the least. It's gone way down the tubes since the Eatons sold it. Plus I get all the Wise Co. news I need and then some from this blog.

Anonymous said...

Rachel Maddow is more of a man than Rage or Skippy will ever be.

Anonymous said...

You catch the ball, you throw the ball, you hit the ball. Play ball.

Anonymous said...

Throw some deep thought Maya Angelew on those skulls of mush and tell them that baseball is the only sport where defense controls the ball and watch their eyes glaze over.

Anonymous said...

BRIDGEPORT LUMBER HAS MUCH BETTER PRICES ON HARDWARE

KatyDid said...

I don't really have much of a problem with a local sheriff arresting illegals.

My only quesiton is what can be DONE with them after they're caught.

They could be thrown into a local or state jail/prison, of course, because they have violated state law.


They could also be OFFERED to the feds, who could do a variety of thigns with them, most ideally deportation.

But if the feds said they didn't want the prisoners, the state could NOt deport. The state does not - and could not - have any legal means of deporting people without federal involvement...

So the state solution is likely paying for three hots and a cot for the foreseeable future... and then releasing them within the state. Anything else would require - at a minimum - federal cooperation.

I'm thinking out loud, but I THINK I'm right on that...

Anonymous said...

Mike Maxson is the ASA Head Umpire for Wise County. He gives a clinic to become a certified umpire. You could check and see if one is being offered anytime soon, as fall ball in Decatur is starting in the next few weeks. The clinic teaches all the rules, specific to age group. Might help. His number is: 940-577-1297.

jkcrooks said...

Hey Coach - It'll be fun. The fall league is a developmental league to keep teaching the kids skills. If you need to know about the rules - let me know. I'll be the slightly overweight umpire in the blue shirt. PS - I've only tossed one coach in 4 years. Always looking for #2 though.

CT said...

yea, don't you love it when you get the overflow team? What is that phrase saying about your kid?
Yes, that was my first team, and my daughter and her friends had a blast! They learned a lot, had fun, and whipped a**. She is still playing in school now.

Also great advice from above comments, and also remember,

EVERYBODY PAYS, SO EVERYBODY PLAYS.

Some jerk parent is gonna think their darling is the superstar of the whole team and should never come out of any game. Wrongo. Teams are set in High School, niot rec league.
FB me if you need help during the season.

Anonymous said...

Take it from a realtor - Texas Lending is a nightmare to work with. Title companies will vertify that also.

Anonymous said...

I'm so tired of hearing all these dumb_sses calling everbody BILLY.Come on guys grow the h_ll up.Hey Billy,Hey Billy. Please shut up. That is so stupid.

Anonymous said...

Katydid=mz

Tater Salad said...

KatyDid said...



Or, they could be offered as sacrifice to the God of their choice. Hell I don't care what they do to the sumbitches, just get 'em outta here!!!!

Anonymous said...

Who killed Laura Palmer?

Anonymous said...

Y'all are gay as can be. Except for the orange, the girl on the right is beautiful. Nice hoots, too.

Anonymous said...

KatyDid, good points. What really bothers me is that the federal government decides not to enforce laws that were enacted by our representatives. They are defying the democracy. And I thought that the following oath is a promise to see that laws passed by the Congress are enforced: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Anonymous said...

Thanks Billy

Anonymous said...

Great quote 9:09!!

Anonymous said...

I will do this ONE MORE TIME 1
Easton Stealth Composite Bat- $200
Nokona Glove-$ 250
League sign-up fee- $65

The look on you kids face when My kid homers off them- PRICELESS!!!

If you aint Cheatin, You aint tryin
Show em the good stuff BG, you know, Spit balls, Pine tar,but NO and I mean NOOO Performance enhancing Drugs!!! But you can try the ol' Beer in the Water jug in the dug out Buttermaker Style!!!


Seriously, Until the Parent- Grandparent BS Drama starts you'll have a Blast Good luck, We want weekly Stats of the Games!!!!

Anonymous said...

Katydid, MzChief and Kathleen going at it in a kiddie pool of Jell-O.
That is what some of us might call a trifecta of perfection!

Anonymous said...

The new fence aroud the DHS football field will help keep the winners out.
DISD school board and the Wise Co. Super cop Tom Bishop must be kinfolks.
Why spend all the extra money on them? do y'all not go to the elections and vote?

Anonymous said...

"Are the local lumber companies still open in Wise County or has Lowe's really hurt them?"

I would ask the poor SOB's that are out of buisness that question. Dead people tell no tales :)

Anonymous said...

You can get training for child abuse?

Anonymous said...

Barry, now that you wear the proud title of "coach", I suggest you study the technique of Coach Popper from the The Last Picture Show. Get a folding chair and a cup to spit your chaw in, then have your team run repeated laps, all the time yelling the following time honored phrase: Run you little pissants! RUN!

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Bill Davis can try and spin it any way he wants. He gave no justification for showing picture after picture after graphic picture of childrens' mutilated and disfigured genitalia. The only justification he offered in his PR/column is that it "wasn't child porn". Well, guess what, Mr. Davis, the fact that it wasn't in fact child porn doesn't mean it was appropriate to show to that crowd. He also didn't address another complaint, which was his flippancy and joking manner. For someone who professes himself to be such a staunch advocate of children, he sure seemed pretty nonchalant and even flip about those pictures, including the picture of a burned baby's arm. His explanation: "Oh, that baby's not hurting. That baby's not hurting anymore. That baby's dead." His tone at that time sounded like a punchline.

Also interesting is that Davis is now apparently trying to score a buck off a raped and murdered 10-year-old girl. I wouldn't contribute one good dime toward ANY book written by him on any topic, but trying to make a profit in such a sleazy way is especially appalling.

Anonymous said...

I have not saw anyone"s life change as much as your's has.If you don't go goofy,you may become human.Way to go!!!

Anonymous said...

Lowes and Wal Mart SUCK!!!

SUPPORT MAIN STREET AMERICA, NOT WAL-STREET AMERICA!

Do business at the Decatur Lumberyard!

Anonymous said...

Why didn't the administration preview the material and before the teachers had to see it. I've been on the grand jury and had the option of looking at disturbing pictures or not. The administration needs to apologize to its faculty for not doing a better job of inviting someone so twisted to present a program.

Anonymous said...

I prefer shopping with the local lumber/auto parts/grocery stores just so I can tell them how much cheaper I can get my items at Lowes/Walmart/AutoZone/etc... Then again, I'm kind of an a-hole.

Local Yokel

Buford T. Justice said...

10:32... is you a liberal?

Don't like capitalism or 'merica?

Then get out and go to messco!

Anonymous said...

8:25 - The administration was taking the easy and cheap way out. They didn't have to pay for the training because Wise Hope does it for free. It would have taken to much time and thought for the DISD to actually have previewed what was being presented to their teachers.

Those poor teachers thought they were getting a day of training on the subject of Bullying. I think the totally blame goes to DISD and Wise Hope. I know that Wise Hope knew what Mr. Davis was presenting and if they would wakeup and pay attention at DISD they would have caught it. What school district sends their teachers to training and doesn't preview the presentation before hand? Oh wait that would be the lazy people at the DISD Admin.