1.27.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • We're almost into February and it hasn't really been cold yet. Weird. All the trees will bloom in a little over a month.
  • The Messenger has added five online ads surrounding its online Update
  • Thirty-one killed in Iraq because of a bomb blast. The Vietnam War will look like a good idea compared to W's decision to invade that country before long. Edit for commentor: Nope. Congress did not authorize the war with a declaration of war as required by the constitution. Edit #2: A "resolution" supporting the President if the President chooses to invade a country is no way a "declaration of war" by Congress. Edit #3: And the resolution supports my initial point 100%. It was Bush's War.
  • The capital murder jury in Fort Worth deliberated most of the day yesterday without reaching a verdict. One odd thing they asked for from the judge: The transcript of one of the lawyer's closing argument. I've never heard of that before.
  • There was a drug arrest out of Chico yesterday of a guy whose last name was Phoutthavong. He has an immigration hold on him. 
  • Mark Cuban was not impressed ("total idiots") with a Ticket round table discussion last night about Lamar Odom.
  • Regarding the shocking picture of the Decatur school bus and the collapsed bridge, I'm surprised we don't have more country road bridge collapses.  I bet they aren't regularly checked.
  • Wichita Falls (AP) – A 5-year-old North Texas girl is dead after she was found hanging by the neck from her jump rope on a piece of playground equipment. Good grief. 
  • Hypothetical we had up at the courthouse yesterday: If you had to be sentenced to prison, at what point (in number of real years) would you make the decision to flee to Mexico? Your current age plays a huge factor in the decision, but we all agreed a 20 year sentence would cause us all to head South. 
  • I'd take a 20 year sentence if I could kill those Sweetjack commercials. 
  • The Republicans spent time in their debate last night talking about colonization of the moon? Really?
  • I debated whether the death of "Epstein" from Welcome Back Kotter warranted a bullet point. 
  • You could have a movie preview of Liam Neeson tracking down and killing a butterfly and it would still look good. 
  • There was so much impromptu singing in my house last night that I felt like I was in an episode of Glee.



49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Soooooooeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Hell YEAH
4.8 out of 5
This is my kind of lady.
GJ today BG!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Messupper is trying to go the way of the S-T. Viewing the S-T online is a beating with all of the pop-up ads and banner ads.

Anonymous said...

woof

wordkyle said...

"I debated whether the death of "Epstein" from Welcome Back Kotter warranted a bullet point."

What did you decide?

Anonymous said...

GOOD GOD those are some big ones!!!!

Anonymous said...

"W's decision to invade that country" - Barry, I believe that it was Congress's decision, supported by the likes of Kennedy and Clinton, to invade Iraq. I would say Bush and Congress jointly made the decision. Am I wrong? Is that not the constitutional process?

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else not able to see the Wise County Messenger Update this morning?? Page is Blank!!

ratherbesailin' said...

Ref. the death of the five year old:
" No foul play"? How about no adult supervising a five year old with playground equipment and a rope?
That is foul enough.

Anonymous said...

One thing for sure; you wouldn't last twenty in Mexico.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Wow... that randy girl is juicy!

I think her name is Amber... and I know she can handle my baby arm!

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I believe th jury asked for a transcript during my murder trial... Just sayin.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why, but when I saw your Random Thoughts Girl today, my mind flashed back to the old Who album - Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy.

My Other Brother Darryl

Katy Anders said...

It seems to me that you might well be safer living in an American prison than in Mexico generally.

Anonymous said...

It was Bush and Cheney's decision. They lied to Congress to get the vote. How can you say it was congress' decision? If I get you to agree to something based on a lie then I can say it was your idea?
Crawl back under your rock.

Triple Fake... said...

Oy vey es mio!

That's just a bunch of tripe (menudo)...treating Epstein like he's chopped liver!
Would a note from Epstein's mother help his cause any?


The problem with movie previews is that they usually contain the only good portions of an entire movie. Other times you think "Man, if that's the best clips they could scrape up, this thing must stink worse than George Zip!

"I don't know where I'll be then, Doc," he said, "but I won't smell too good, that's for sure."

Triple Fake Dr. Rumack

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You were probably happier than a retard in a room full of bouncy balls whenever the singing broke out in and you were able to frolic about in your own home.

Anonymous said...

Newt is not only old, fat and ugly but now wants to be the first to spend our $$$$ to live on the moon! Can't have China beat us to it!!!!

Anonymous said...

If JFK had not of been assassinated we would now have a colony on the moon and on Mars. A great President he was.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the world would be a much better place now if the U.S. had not countered Iraq, and instead let Iraq go ahead and finish its invasion of Kuwait, and then march into Saudi Arabia and eventually the entire Arab world. Would have been much better for the U.S. to mind its own business, and to allow Iraq to have its FULL complement of scud missiles, each landing squarely on Jerusalem or Tel Aviv; instead of those intervening U.S. forces blowing them up on the ground in Iraq or in the air before they landed in Israel. In fact, wouldn't it have been better for the U.S. to keep its nose out of Israel's business, and to go ahead and let Israel retaliate with its nukes? We'd be loving that $10 a gallon gas as a bonus!!! Man, we really messed up by stepping in 20 years ago.

Consilium ac prudentia said...

Good job BG. After your lapse in judgement with the Pelosi graph I still had hopes you would come back to sanity but alas, your "W's war" comment further cements your descent into the depths of liberal madness. You libs griped about us being there, refused to admit that things were getting better, then your guy (should I disrespect him by only using his first initial as you do with President Bush) pulls every one of our troops out, things begin to disintegrate and you use that as proof that it was a bad idea to be there. If we had the guts to stay and finish the job they would stabilize and have a true chance at democracy. You libs interfered in Vietnam and reversed any gains there. History has repeated itself with Iraq. Funny how our long term presence in Germany post WWII helped great a stable country there. How about Japan? Seems like our troops there post WWII stabilized that country also. How about South Korea? Seems like they went from a dirt poor country to a booming economy thanks to our presence there. Anything to say? Or just more liberal garbage about how Iraq's wheels are coming off now and it's still President Bush's fault.

Katy Anders said...

@9:11: Dr. Strangelove would say that America cannot afford to have a moon colony gap!

Anonymous said...

There was a drug arrest out of Chico yesterday of a guy whose last name was Phoutthavong. He has an immigration hold on him.

Yes, since the muslim, President Flop Ears, told the whole world that illegal aliens will not be deported unless they have a criminal record here in the USA, thousands of scumbags from all over the world are flying in here with no intention of going back to their scumbag country. All the overseas flights are full of scumbags flying here. You can't get a seat.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Etta James, Joe Paterno and Robert Hegyes make for one crazy three bedroom apartment in the sky.

Anonymous said...

9:21
You have your Iraq wars confused. The one you reference was won in 1991.
The one BG is talking about was and is the current disaster.
Go read some history.

Anonymous said...

9:22, Bravo. I love a good Skippy smackdown.

Anonymous said...

9:17, Not only was he a great President, he gave us the Vietnam war.

Anonymous said...

Libs complain that the world poulation is too high. We need somewhere to go. Why not the moon?

Anonymous said...

There was also a good amount of time in last night's debate spent on Cuba. There are probably more Wise County Democrats than there are Florida Republicans who will base their primary vote on the issue of Cuba.

TEDpEMTp said...

Headline "The GOP wants to colonize the moon, Dems can't vote yes fast enough"

@Consilium ac prudentia: Why can't we stabilize our country first. We've been here over 200 years and and we still can't get a handle on it and you want to putz around half a world away.
And you need to study the Japanese people of that era better. They were fighting for the Emperor and when he gave them the order to stop, comply and rebuild they did out of discipline and respect. There is very little of that elsewhere in the world.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that you might well be safer living in an American prison than in Mexico generally.

And you would be wrong. Just stay away from the wrong places at the wrong times. Mexico in general is very safe. Back alleys of border towns and tourist traps are not, nor is it good to be in a place where the drug routes are being contested. I go there as mush as I ever have, and have not had a single problem.

Also, I need a pick me up.

Rage

Anonymous said...

JUAN EPSTEIN VIVA PUERTO RICO!!!!

Consilium ac prudentia said...

RE your edit to the commenter on your Iraq War comment: Congress authorized the action. You are talking semantics.

I quote, "An authorization by Congress was sought by President George W. Bush soon after his September 12, 2002, statement before the U.N. General Assembly asking for quick action by the Security Council in enforcing the resolutions against Iraq.[4][5] Introduced in Congress on October 2, 2002, in conjunction with the Administration's proposals,[2][7] H.J.Res. 114 passed the House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon at 3:05 p.m. EDT on October 10, 2002, by a vote of 296-133,[8] and passed the Senate after midnight early Friday morning, at 12:50 a.m. EDT on October 11, 2002, by a vote of 77-23.[9] It was signed into law as Pub.L. 107-243 by President Bush on October 16, 2002."

No just so you don't go crying, "that's not an official decleration" I will refer you to this statement:

"In the United States, Congress, which makes the rules for the military, has the power under the constitution to "declare war". However neither the U.S. Constitution nor the law stipulate what format a declaration of war must take. War declarations have the force of law and are intended to be executed by the President as "commander in chief" of the armed forces. The last time Congress passed joint resolutions saying that a "state of war" existed was on June 5, 1942, when the U.S. declared war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania.[14] Since then, the U.S. has used the term "authorization to use military force", as in the case against Iraq in 2003."

What have you to say, sir?

Anonymous said...

Actually, the ability to bring war against Iraq started in 1990 with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The action of the U.S. led coalition forces was allowed by the Congress and the United Nations. U.S. led hostilities against Iraq stopped once the Iraqi forces left Kuwait. However, there was only a cease fire and never a declaration to end the war.

The act of invading Iraq a second time was also blessed by the U.N because of multiple violations of sanctions put in place by the U.N. the US was prepared to lead the way with or without assistance. However, the U.N. should have allowed the Coalition to finish the job in 1991. Since this did not happen, the Iraqi dictatorship was allowed to continue things such as trading oil for weapons and profitting off of medical supplies provided by the U.N.

Gulf War Vet

Anonymous said...

Rage, Resist we mush. We mush resist.

Anonymous said...

Colonize the moon? And we think AZ has immigration issues!

Anonymous said...

Sad to see anyone die in post war Iraq, but they will have to go a ways to match the two million killed in Cambodia, post Vietnam War. Democratic Congress pulled funding, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

And that is why I'm not a Democrat!

Consilium ac prudentia said...

I guess you missed what I was saying Barry. The Constitution does not specify the form a declaration of war must take. For the last roughly 65 years it has been standard to use an authorization of military action as a declaration of war. There is no law saying that a resolution (passed by a majority of both parties) can not serve as a declaration of war. Funny how you are up in arms over this but President Obama's clearly unauthorized actions in Libya (which I do support) were fine with you. Do you plan on attempting to regain any intellectual honesty at any point or is this your official declaration that you will now only spout Democratic talking points?

Anonymous said...

on cr 2797 and cr 2798 in alvord there are no bridges, if it rains much the people on these two roads have to wait for hours to be able to leave their houses

Anonymous said...

11:51, Boo Hoo, they shouldn't have bought their houses there.

Anonymous said...

I believe that 11:51 Think there are lots of little places like that around here. Most are private roads though.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you must be a Micropterus Salmoides because the only thing I can determine that attracted you about the RTG is the shiny fishing lure hanging from her navel.

Anonymous said...

some of those houses have been on those county roads for nearly 90 years, you think the county might have had time to fix the problems by now

wordkyle said...

You guys might as well give up. You know that Democrats believe the buck never reaches Obama.

Anonymous said...

I bet you they were blowing up each other in Iraq long before we invaded, it just wasn't in the media.

Think McFLy, Think!

Anonymous said...

RTG

"Whole lotta love.....handles"


Robert Plant

Anonymous said...

Bush II wanted to finished up Daddy's war.

However, Obama is the one who decided to send a surge of our troops to Afghanistan in addition to bombing Libya.

All that for oil. We have it here. Forget the middle east!

Anonymous said...

If all that was for oil, why is gas still over $3 per gallon when 5 yrs ago it was less than $2 per gallon?

bordandstroked said...

Really?

Anonymous said...

Lots of disgruntled people on this here blog! Sometimes I wander why people don't spend more time enjoying life instead of picking apart EVERY little thing.....