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12.08.2011

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Motorcycle death in Tarrant County. 
  • SMU has a mess on their hands. Head Coach June Jones was seconds away from leaving the school before Arizona State pulled its job offer. Next team meeting theme: Awkwardness.
  • A couple of stations last night had a news feature on the dispute over a nativity scene on the lawn of the courthouse in Henderson County. A county official interviewed seemed absolutely oblivious to the fact it is patently illegal.
  • And one county commissioner said he would fight to keep the nativity scene up until "hell freezes over." Another resident proclaimed, "So now they're trying to take the Baby Jesus?" Source. If Fox News doesn't go with 24/7 coverage with Sean Hannity broadcasting live from the courthouse lawn, I'll be very disappointed. 
  • My overhauled front flower beds included a ton of flowers this summer. They lasted, beautifully I might ad, until December 6, 2011.
  • Gov. Perry's new ad: "You don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there is something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas." They took Christmas away from kids? When? Did the gays do it?
  • I was putting up another string of lights last night (in the cold) and managed to blow the fuse out even before the were up. That gave me Slumped Shoulders.
  • Update on the Wise County identity theft case I posted below: Cops have identified the culprit. They also asked me to take the fake DL down in the meantime. I agreed because I support the police.
  • What a goofy state trooper I saw this morning. He was going down the highway in a 65 mph zone and weaved over and hit the rumble strip three times.  A truck then passed him going no more than 67 so, of course, the trooper pulls him over. 
  • Edit: Loved the guy in the comments who didn't catch the humor when the two above bullet points are read back to back. 
  • On the Ticket yesterday, they had an adult film actress on (I have no idea why) who revealed that she was in 80 films in her first year in the business. Craig Miller then asked her: "Are you very picky when if comes to choosing the right script?" She didn't get the joke. 
  • It's amazing how many websites refer to the "Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl" as the "Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl."  The Wall Street Journal made the mistake this morning. 
  • Alec Baldwin, who got thrown off an American Airlines plane because he wouldn't turn his phone off, says flying is now a "Greyhound bus experience." He's right about that. 
  • From the email bag: "You should check out the Southern Arkansas University theft of 5 horses and one being painted in camo and one being brutally killed. They finally made arrests and one was an 18 year old SAU rodeo team member Jaci Jackson her FB comments over off the chart!!" I had seen the story, but couldn't find the Facebook page unless this is it.
  • The site that has correctly projected the Heisman winner nine out of the last nine years, unveils its final prediction today at 10:00 a.m. Currently it has Baylor's Robert Griffin in the lead with an 80.7% chance of winning.  Never in my life would I have believed. Edit and Update: They officially predict RG3 to win. 
  • Not only is Collin County indicting public officials, it's also happening down Waco way:

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea, like you and Alec would know anything about riding a Greyhound bus. Wasn't he supposed to leave the US if Bush was elected?

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left 3.6 out of 5

Right 4.3 out of 5
You can tell that she eats BACON.

Anonymous said...

Nativity scenes are part of Christmas or at least should be and when I was a kid you seen them every where. This country is a christian Nation no matter what our President says where do you think Christmas came from CHRIST the first part of christmas and if we can't celebrate His birth the real reason for the season then this country is in trouble. If it offends you sorry there are lots of things liberals do to offend me but you don't hear me whining and complaining!!!

Anonymous said...

Some people obviously are insecure about their religion. A true believer would have no need to foist his religious symbols on a public place.

Remote Controller said...

Why is the baby Jesus in the nativity scene? Wasn't he suppose to pop out on Christmas?

Oh wait, if they don't have baby Jesus there then people won't know what it is and will think it is some fanatic liberal trying to desecrate the Christian faith. Or there will be an Amber alert!!!

Sorry I forgot, Jesus actually was born on Black Friday so that people could get their Christmas decorations completed.

Triple Fake... said...

There were several jokes the adult film actress didn't get. But, the entire crew in studio was often talking at once, so they were coming at her pretty quick. Yeah, I said it
There were also tons of Michael Scott "That's what she said!" golden opportunities

I feel so bad for poor Alec Baldwin, having to rub elbows with the common folk, even in first class. Maybe we should hold a fundraiser and buy him his own private plane, which he obviously can't afford but clearly deserves

Anonymous said...

Why is the ice to blame for the motorcycle crash? Did the ice pick the motorcyclist to kill? Did the ice also kill everyone else driving over that spot? And how did so many manage to escape the ice's wrath?

KatyDid said...

If the War on Christmas continues at this rate, we might not start celebrating it next year until Veterans Day!

Christmas has SUCH a low profile.

I bet most kids today have never heard of it.

Anonymous said...

"This country is a christian Nation no matter what our President says where do you think Christmas came from CHRIST the first part of christmas and if we can't celebrate His birth the real reason for the season then this country is in trouble. If it offends you sorry there are lots of things liberals do to offend me but you don't hear me whining and complaining!!!"

That right there is comedy gold.

Anonymous said...

How low will Perry go? Homophobic?
Religious nut?

Rev Phelps might do well in the Republican primaries.

Anonymous said...

The Newt phenom gives me hope! A new forgiving side of Republicans is at hand: willing to forgive multiple affairs, ethics convictions and fines, multiple sides on same issue, obscene amounts of money earned on K street.

All this time I thought they were hard-hearted hannas!

Anonymous said...

I think it would be very deserved if Griffin wins, but unlikely. Have seen multiple predictions and none of them have him winning. All seem to be pointed toward T.Richardson followed mostly by Luck or Ball. Only mention of Griffin I have seen is that he won't win. But there is always hope.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, like Alec would ever STOOP to riding a bus. Typical, spoiled, self-indulged, everything-revolves-around-me Sillywood actor. Another thing, why do they think acting makes their opinions (ON ANYTHING) count? In fact, the fake world most of them are living in is actually COUNTER to making an accurate assessment on issues. Like long-time politicians in Washington D.C., how long has it been since they pumped their own gas or bought their own groceries? If you aren't doing that, you don't have a CLUE on social issues, much less basic manners and social skills, something of which he is sorely lacking.

Uppercase Matt said...

I've never actually ridden Greyhound, but I assume they don't have surly unhelpful waitresses that can get you jailed if you don't obey their every absurd command.

I'm sorry you hate sweet baby Jesus. If the atheists don't like having part of a public lawn with a nativity scene, they should just counter by putting up their own scene on another part of the lawn that represents their beliefs. Of course, that would be a scene of nothing, so they effectively have it there year round anyway.

I think your source may be referencing this FB page.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a trooper. Pure chickencrap

Anonymous said...

Look I'm all about keeping Christ in Christmas but...... Our country has separation of church and state for a reason. The puritans came to this country because the Church of England persecuted them and they wanted somewhere to practice their faith. The founding fathers were well aware of this, therefore they decided that the government shouldn't endorse ANY one religion.
Is the majority of this country Christian; yes, or at least until very recently it was, but our government cannot in any way, shape, or form endorse or promote one religious viewpoint over another. If you have a problem with that take it up with George Wasington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin, etc. They did an amazing job of having enough foresight to establish some basic guidelines to give evryone a fair shot.

Anonymous said...

9:14
Stop whining and complaining

Anonymous said...

Indicting public officials...

Wise Co really needs this to happen here!

Anonymous said...

http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2009/12/letter-from-jesus-about-christmas.html

Anonymous said...

You lied when you said you support the police and you proved it with your Trooper comment. You know there are hundreds of violations and speed likely had nothing to do with it but you could not hide your true colors.

Anonymous said...

10:09 is right on. Check out the treaty of Tripoli 1796/97. It included the declaration:
"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen,—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries." This treaty was unanimously passed by the Senate.

Please note that these were the "founding fathers" declaring that the USA was NOT founded on the Christian religion.

Anonymous said...

Robert Griffin = Andre Ware. Doesn't have the head or the skills for the NFL.

DF Mel Kiper

Anonymous said...

Simple solution to the people in Wisconsin who don't like the way people in Henderson County decorate their court house lawn: Stay in Wisconsin!
The government holds a lien on my home ( called property taxes....if I don't pay they can take it away from me, no matter how long I have owned it or paid taxes.) I still have a nativity scene on this " jointly owned " property. When will some foreign entity, i.e. people from another state, come after me?
Not much of a stretch for the legal community.

Anonymous said...

I know there will be howls about this statement, BUT ... there is no such thing as "seperation" of church and state in the constitution. It only prohibits the "establishment" of a state religion. How can it be legal to print "In God We Trust" on our money, swear "So help me God" in our courtrooms, but not be able to put up a freaking cardboard donkey and Jesus on the courthouse lawn? Idiocracy, as our host is fond of saying.

Anonymous said...

if you go LED you wouldn't have the blown fuse prob and ALL of the other headaches that come with the standard lights

Remote Controller said...

FYI to everyone. God is not just Christian.....

Just sayin'

Just another p1 said...

Rachel Starr was on because Ty Walker has a huge unhealthy obsession with her...

wordkyle said...

Anti-Christianity is the new state-sponsored religion. For a hundred and fifty years, the Supreme Court ruled that the United States is a "Christian nation," and that "the Christian religion is a part of common law." In 1952 Justice William O. Douglas said, “We are a religious people and our institutions presuppose a Supreme Being….We cannot read into the Bill of Rights a philosophy of hostility to religion.” The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from being exposed to religion.

CT said...

Go to the FB page, "Find Sandbox The Horse" and check out the story coming on the slaughter from Arkansas. Sick.

I can't access your link to see if that was what you already linked to or not...

Anonymous said...

Pet peeve of mine ... I.ABSOLUTELY.HATE.THE.PHRASE "Just sayin'."

WTF does that mean? This isn't worth saying but I'm making you hear it anyway? Don't pay any attention to this because it's completely meaningless? Do you think we don't know that you just said it? Do you have to point out that you just said what you just said? AAAAAAAAAARGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!

Anonymous said...

For almost 100 years the Supreme Court and Constitution said slavery was legal.

For almost 200 years the supreme court said segregation was legal.

For 150 years the Supreme Court said women had no right to vote.

For his entire life, wordkyle has been an idiot.

Rage

Anonymous said...

2:46 PM

You're lame. JUST SAYIN !!!!!

Anonymous said...

3:09, I walk just fine. Or, wait, did you not really mean it cuz you were "just sayin'" or did you mean that you just said it and thought I didn't see it, or are you just 13 years old and unable to articulate any better way of making your point. JUST SAYIN'

Anonymous said...

Troopers like that are why I quit giving $$$ to their fund in Waco. The ons here are waaaaaaay out of control and getting more like the Rhome police Department that was around during the first NASCAR race at TMS. What is next? Will they start locking people to benches in the old pinkertons store?

Anonymous said...

Actually I believe Perry has pulled a really slick move. If he sticks to the Christian agenda he just might get elected, and with a landslide. Christians in this country far outweigh any other religious group, even though many may not think so because Christians are pretty docile in this PC world. If Perry continues to speak as a Christian and promise to stand for same principles, he just may be our next President! Not going to say "just sayin', but will say, JUST WATCH!

Anonymous said...

We shouldn't chastise Rick for his religious views. Being a Pharisee is tough enough in these modern times for him.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

The trucker should have called in the trooper for failure to maintain single lane. F the DPS. They have become a collection agency and never police their own. We need more god officers like the wcso , not law breaking troopers.