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1.20.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • For some reason yesterday, I thought about the "Hands Across America" bit that occurred in the 1980s. The concept was that on a particular date and time a human hand to hand chain would be formed that stretched from the east coast to the west coast.  (I was actually shamed out of my car and took part in it in Rhome.) 
  • Another Facebook beating: "Most are afraid to do this, but if you believe [insert dramatic social or religious themed stuff] then you'll repost this." Sheesh.
  • If you spend one second saying or writing, "I don't care what people say" then you ridiculously just admitted that you "care what people say."
  • I don't think Newt's ex-wife's "open marriage" allegation will hurt him at all. Anything an ex-wife (or ex-husband) says about the ex-spouse just doesn't carry a lot of weight with the public. Plus, after 18 years of marriage, I think he was basically asking for a divorce. 
  • Newt's the smartest one of the four remaining candidates. Mitt will say anything to get elected. Santorum's an absolute nutcase who is trying to hide it. And I'd vote for Ron Paul over the other three.
  • And the only time I almost crashed my TV screen during the debate last night was when Mitt bragged how "80% of the time" when he appointed judges while governor of Massachusetts "they were  prosecutors." Sir, if you only knew.
  • Inauguration Day is one year from today. 
  • The Update today mentions the Commissioners Court refusing to pay for a paint job of Constable Tom Bishop's truck. That may be the most interesting story in tomorrow's Messenger, but you can read the more candid behind the scenes report here
  • A faithful reader suggested this shock-the-conservatives Random Girl pic (which was actually first shown on Conan.)
  • Urban Outfitters is coming to West 7th in Fort Worth which is supposed to be a big deal. (I can't remember the last time I went clothes shopping.) 
  • My left eyelid has been twitching. 
  • I saw a Corvette on the square in Decatur yesterday which had customized Purple Heart license plates that read "VIETNM". 

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

Newt is brilliant.

Newt for president!!!!!

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
WOW
4.6 out of 5
She is hot. I love a little mocha.

faithful reader
no comment. LOL

wordkyle said...

The public will care about what Newt Gingrich's ex-wife has to say to the extent that the media repeat her allegations over and over and over and over and....

Your bullet point about the remaining Republican candidates diminished in good judgment from one sentence to the next.

Anonymous said...

Santorum will be your next President. The flop eared muslim Obama is the nut case. Millions out of work and the idiot ghetto thug says no to the pipeline. What a pea brain this goofball is. Obama is living proof that affirmative action does not work and never will. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Republican, and I say amen to your comment about the candidates. I think my wife and I will be voting for Ron Paul to "make a statement". You know, it's hard for someone to trip you up with past comments/opinions when you pretty much just tell people what you REALLY think/feel all the time, like Paul does. Kinda like the old bit of advice you hear so often--"It's easy to be consistent all the time if you tell the truth (about what you think/feel), because you don't have to remember what you said before (unlike lies)."

Anonymous said...

Shame in Rhome? I didn't know there was such a thing.

Remember the Reagans in front of the White House waiting for the official moment to join hands? From the look on Nancy's face, she would have rather been on Mars without a space suit than grasp the the unclean mitt of the hoi polloi stationed next to her by Mike Deaver. Priceless video moment.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Can Newt bitch slap a reporter or what?

Anonymous said...

How does saying 'I dont care what people say.' admit that you do, infact, care what people say. That makes absolutely no sense. Now if you follow that statement up with some sort of defense to your being or actions, then yes, I agree.

Anonymous said...

Awww, I think we should take up a collection to pay for Bishop's paint job...seriously, it's not much. Put up a chip in Barry.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, a chip in from land of the lean in Decatur, what publicity Barry.

Anonymous said...

Just kowing you the way I know you, when you actually said you'd vote for Ron Paul over the other 3, I almost passed out...really? Totally your right, of course, but really?!?! I'm totally shocked! He is the nut case!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to be serious for a brief moment, does this Tom Bishop really not realize how much of a laughing stock of the county he is or is it just a bit? If i knew I was that made fun of or laughed at and even by the other Law Enforcement Agencys (the real ones) is he really that obsessed with being a cop, why dont he go and apply at a real department and maybe get hired on. I have never been pulled over by a Constable but I will admit it would be hard to keep a straight face.

Anonymous said...

Encouraging experienced teachers to resign to be replaced by young and dumb (and probably alternatively certified) is a prescription for disaster.

However it is a useful tool. "you're probably going to be non-renewed or riffed, so take the 8K. Fight it, you will get nothing.

DISD board seems to be in a race to the bottom.

If they are so hard up for money why fill vacant AP spot at HS? Talk about overstaffed?

Ricardo Perry said...

"If you spend one second saying or writing, 'I don't care what people say' then you ridiculously just admitted that you 'care what people say.'"

Much like folks that say or write "I don't mean to offend you, but..."

Anonymous said...

It irritates me also on Facebook or by email when folks post things and then say if one DOESN'T repost, they are not CHRISTIAN.

Idiots. They are just sanctimonious and judgemental - nothing better to do than post crap like that.

Why don't these folks get off their rears and DO SOMETHING for somebody else?

And many of these folks are told to do this through their churches, thinking they'll go to hell if they don't.

Spare me from Christians like that.

Triple Fake... said...

Commissioners might have given in on the paint job, but the wicked flames curling across the sides of the vehicle was too much

I wouldn't repost something on FB to begin with - just on principle - but there's always the danger that what you're spreading is actually a virus. They usually appeal to sentiment or greed. Ever seen one of those "OMG they're giving away iPads to everyone on FB!" posts? That's malware

Yesterday's post about Gingrich surging: DUH!
You're probably correct that Santorum is nuttier than squirrel turds, and folks see through that.
Paul has got the right idea, but if he pushed through even half his ideas in a single term, it would throw the country into utter chaos.
Romney is a northeastern yankee, moderate, and Mormon.
Newt may be fringe-y in religious/social terms, but he's a plainspoken conservative southern politician.
Which of these do you think would do well in South Carolina? Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

Nuke Newt. The only shame is that you admitted you took part in the event in Rhome when Father Guido was in Decatur. At least the Vet drives a Vette instead of a Kia.

Anonymous said...

"Inauguration Day is one year from today."

You hippies and freeloaders better savor these days while you still can!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the drive-by across the board slap at all prosecutors. Actually, I think it's dishonest lieing defense attorneys who don't give a shit about their clients that is the real problem. Guess you fit that description since you're all the same, right? Yes, I know I'm asking for all of your cop/prosecutor hating airhead redneck bloggers to make their comments. Bring it on. Let me save them the trouble: "Can't get any other job ... twist the facts ... cheaters ..." blah blah blah. Get a job people. Any job.

Anonymous said...

Facebook is the biggest time-waster for employees that employers have to deal with. It sucks!

Anonymous said...

OMG. What a waste. Why did the county by a truck for Tom that had already been assembled? They should have bought all the parts and let dipshit put it together the way he wants. Seriously TB, can you use the equipment your employer buys you and not screw with it? If you worked for me I would fire your ass for screwing with stuff.

Anonymous said...

BG. That is what Facebook has evolved into........a bunch of BS, bragging, self-righteous, all-about-me folks trying to toot their own horns

Anonymous said...

Go Newt! If these local yokels can get him nominated, Obama's safe for 4 more years. Might even cause the congress to turn over again, too. Go Newtites, Go!

Anonymous said...

9:25,
It's the same way in other Wise County schools, as well. It's sad! We have to cut funds and yet there's always money laying around to hire coaches, etc. who are supposed to teach and don't. Admin says they care about the students, but they really only care about the bottom line and getting rid of good teachers who don't bow down to them.

Anonymous said...

Clothes shopping for me includes Academy Sports & Outdoors, Penney's, WalMart, Sam's Club, and BradsDeals online.

Anonymous said...

9:25 So what is wrong with having an alternative certification to teach? A college degree is still required and no matter what kind of certification a teacher has, we all have the same requirements from administration and the state. If you were to ask most teachers now that received their certifications through college, I am willing to bet that they would tell you that what is being taught is not real life teaching situations that go on in the classroom. I have an alternative certification and I am less experienced than most teachers, but I have better testing scores and more students get commended performance than teachers that have been doing it for 15+ years.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you failed to mention the Update brief about how DISD will be cutting 15 more teachers.

So, last year the Decatur school board gives this new Sup a raise to be the grim reaper, so he cuts a whole bunch of teachers, no coaches and no administrators. I actually think we have more total coaches and administrators now than we did before. And now they give him another raise to cover his "increased insurance costs" - but didn't offer any such similar raise to teachers - and he gets to be the grim reaper again.

And you can't tell me someone with some sense couldn't have figured out a way for some of those hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on new fences of all things, to be spent to save a few teacher jobs instead.

School board ought to be ashamed of themselves, if they knew enough to be.

Anonymous said...

9:22 - most Republicans are nutcases. Look who our Texas governor is. Wanna bet that idiot runs again and WILL BE ELECTED?

Anonymous said...

....And, Karen Santorum had an affair with an abortion doctor who was 40 years older than her AND he actually delivered her when she was born....Ewwwwwwwww!

Anonymous said...

Because Newt’s second wife was his mistress when he was married to his first wife; you can see why he was surprised that she nixed the mistress idea when he was married to her. Considering that Newt looks like a garden gnome in a shirt and tie, I am wondering how he managed to bag three wives and two mistresses.
uncle wally

Anonymous said...

Us hippies an free loaders will savor the next four years bozo.

Obama 2012

Anonymous said...

From the Dept. of Excessive Analysis:

I believe one can accurately state, “I don’t care what people say.” However, I do not believe one can accurately state, “I don’t care what people think.”

If you are saying (out loud, of course) that you don’t care what people think, you obviously do care what people think. The only reason to say, “I don’t care what people think” is so that people will think, “He doesn’t care what I think.”

I think…

Anonymous said...

So wordkyle doesn't think it's an issue that a man who was in charge of attempting to impeach Clinton for infidelity with a staffer, was also having an affair with at least one staffer and asked his wife for an open marriage while he was porking the staffer? And that he was forced out of Congress for ethical violations? All while running on the 'morality' ticket?

These are just baseless "liberal media" attacks?

That is too dishonest for words.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Damnit, I have to agree with Rage.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure about the license plate? I saw it also and thought that is what is said at first. Then thought it said VETMAN. ?

RJ

Anonymous said...

I like Lovin Spoonful

Anonymous said...

I would like to remind some people that Bill Clinton essentially broke the law and abused taxpayer-funded resources to carry on his MULTIPLE affairs.

Gingrich did not!

You liberals seem to think conservatives are hypocrites, but we we are not.

Anonymous said...

Rage,

You are assuming that the allegations are true. Many have refuted them, but you, with your intimate knowledge of the situation, know better, I ass..u..me.

Anonymous said...

How proud of the DISD school board are you now? Please remember this at election time and vote all of them out

wordkyle said...

There's a reason you shouldn't put words in someone else's mouth -- it ain't sanitary.

Voters always have to weigh the pros and cons of a candidate. For example, Obama voters had to weigh which was more important, that

- Obama had little in common with regular Americans, and
-He was mentored by a Marxist, and
-He was friends with a terrorist, and
-For twenty years he went to a church that nourished an anti-American sentiment, and
-He had business dealings with a convicted felon, and
-He had no experience as an adult in private life, and
-He had no executive experience, and
-He had only been a US Senator for a year or so before starting his presidential campaign...Or

That Obama was black, clean, and well-spoken.

Anonymous said...

Rage,

The impeachment was for lying, not for having sex, but lying to congress about it. But then again, lying is OK if you are a democrat.

You probably believe that the War of Northern Agression was fought over slavery, too.

wordkyle said...

Darn first drafts. Did I actually write that Obama had "no experience as an adult in private life"? My fingers got ahead of my mind. What I intended to say was "Obama had no adult job experience in the private sector." Freud is digging his way out of his grave to discuss that one with me.

Anonymous said...

Political opinions and used condoms are 2 things it is best to not share with others.

Anonymous said...

12:06 LMAO That's like agreeing with the National Enquirer.

You better check your credibility. I just saw it fly out the window.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle:
We also had to consider he was:
On the Law Review at Harvard,
Had worked with real people in poor communities,
Did not make his money from his daddy (Romney) or by marrying into his money (McCain),
That he has had one wife and not left her in a wheelchair or sick with cancer or MS,
That he bothered to read shit,
and that he had the brains to not nominated an air-head like Palin to run the country as a 72 year old man with multiply health problems.
McCain would have been SO much better.

Anonymous said...

Newts statement of, "that question is the most dispicable thing I've ever seen", lets us know he has not seen much in his life. If that's the worst he needs to spend a week in the ER at Parkland!
However, his ex wife has no room to talk. She was banging him while married to his first wife. None of these people have ethics. The most ethical candidate was Huntsman and he was too sane to run.

Anonymous said...

A few months ago there was a heated debate on this blog about the best burgers. Have you tried The Mason Jar in Cottondale? Their burgers are huge and fries are real potatoes. Their buns are not just regular buns. Must be sourdough; very tasty. It's worth the drive to Cottondale.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Way to make up for the last couple of days with today's randy girl pic.

My Pringle's can stands at attention!

Anonymous said...

I don't know about school curriculum, not sure I even spelled the word correctly. I have learned alittle about cscope over the course of a few weeks. If it is true that the program is purchased and ready to teach, wouldn't it make sense to terminate the director of curriculm and keep some teachers. Why isn't the local paper looking into the decisions of the board and making their votes and opinions on these issues available to the public?

Anonymous said...

11:08

What are you doing on the blog at 11:08?

If what you say is true, good for you, but you are an exception! Most are cronies of admin looking for temp job until their first choice comes thru. At first chance they will bail and return to high paying job.

Most "lite" products are just that! Not the real thing, whether a coke or a teacher.

Anonymous said...

Open minded liberals:

Palin is an airhead? What do you base this on? Her opinions are different from yours? I am so glad you are open minded and inclusive, and not just mean.

Anonymous said...

Ohh, I get it. Y'all's moral indignation doesn't get up until a tax dollar is wasted. Bang all the interns you want, ask for open marriages, get forced to return millions in book advances, misuse hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, and get censured by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of congress (all of which Gingrich has done), and you can still run on the morality ticket.

Liars. Every one of you are two faced chickenshit liars.

Rage

CT said...

Hey, lay off defense attorneys. my daddy is one. You people always bitch and complain about them, but if you ever needed one, you would be damn sure they were there to defend you!!!!

And, for the record, my brother is a patent lawyer, so we run both ways.

Anonymous said...

BG, glad to read where you were actually voting Republican in the coming election. You finally saw the light!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone need the definition to the word "is"?

Double Fake B. C.

Anonymous said...

MY EYES!!!! MY EYES!!!

Anonymous said...

They are all crooks...Dems and Repubs. Not a nickles worth of difference in any of them . Helll in a handbasket sound about right!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Get rid of constables and replace them with deputies.

Cheaper, and less drama.

Anonymous said...

Its about time that Cracker Perry bailed out. He is a embarrassment to the State of Texas.....

Yep I Am A Mean Liberal said...

"Open minded liberals:

Palin is an airhead? What do you base this on? Her opinions are different from yours? I am so glad you are open minded and inclusive, and not just mean.

3:06 PM


You are just stupid, 3:06PM.

Anonymous said...

His three wives and two mistresses is a little misleading. There were only three women. Two of them had to pull double duty. His first mistress became his second wife and his second mistress became his third wife, his campaign will be over when his third mistress surfaces.

wordkyle said...

206 - And yet, Obama's not known as the first "used to be on the Harvard Review" president, is he?

Anonymous said...

Rage has finally changed my mind. I'm now all for crony capitalism, high energy prices, socialized medicine, weaker defense while slamming republicans for not wanting to fund more police, union protectionism, partial birth abortion for free, contraception for free, unending unemployment because it creates jobs and is good for the economy, and a shredded constitution. What was I thinking by being a conservative all those years?

Anonymous said...

All this Democrat bashing and Bishop is a Republican. Typical Wise County middle class voters who vote for the rich and screw themselves.

Anonymous said...

I'll never vote for a republican dog catcher again.

Anonymous said...

We need to get rid of the Constable positions just an expensive way for someone to play cop.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Well, I work at one of DISD's campuses, and we do not have as many or more coaches than we've always had. We actually cut some this past year. No, I'm not a coach, but every coach I work with is also a great teacher, every single one of them. Shame on you to blanket them into a category as you do. Shame!

Anonymous said...

Enlightening 3:38 - many assume the majority of horny posters on here are male lawyers or kin to one.

Anonymous said...

2:33pm

Best comment on this tired thread.

Anonymous said...

"If it is true that the program is purchased and ready to teach, wouldn't it make sense to terminate the director of curriculm and keep some teachers."

Yes - we should just purchase a curriculum and throw it at teachers with out guidance and support - THAT would be a great way to honor teaches and help students.

It amazes me how a few loudmouths can spread so much misinformation and disdain and people take it like medicine. If people would actually take the time to get real answers instead of listening to angry sound bites the community would feel less insecure about their children's schools and educations.

Anonymous said...

10:32 is a coaches wife I'm betting or is a school board member

Anonymous said...

5:15

Still no evidence of Sarah Palin's intellect. Typical liberal crap, "can't argue the point, so attack the messinger." Who is the stupid one here?

Anonymous said...

As a former teacher, I can truly say that coaches take a bum rap. Generally, the classroom teachers that coach are as concerned with education as they are athletics. They are taken away from the classroom for sports, but so are regular academic teachers. I respect the coaches as a whole. As with anything else, look at the individual.
No, my husband isn't a coach, nor was I ever a coach. Just tired of all the school bashing.