1.12.2012

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Now that's a cold wind out there.
  • New controversy: U.S. Marines urinating on the dead bodies of the Taliban. We're better than that. Or at least I think we are.
  • Rhome PD has a motorcycle? Hearing reports that the answer is "yes". 
  • Saw a headline where a guy in Lubbock pled guilty to capital murder to avoid getting the death penalty. He had met his victim through a "dating service", it said, so I had to see what it was. The answer: BootyCall.com. What could possibly go wrong?
  • People's Choice Awards observations from last night: (1) Adam Sandler is no longer funny, and (2) Faith Hill has discovered botox.
  • The Tarrant County DA's office has turned into Pravda. Their PR person tweets yesterday, "Eddie Dorris [sentenced] to maximum 20 yrs in prison this afternoon for aggravated assault for brutally beating his ex-lover."  They failed to mention that they had charged him with, but failed to receive a conviction for, Attempted Capital Murder which carried with it a maximum of life in prison. 
  • Paying for a product or service on the spot with your cell phone makes a lot of sense. I'm just not sure how it will work.
  • Hot water heater issue: Mine seems to not be producing as much hot water. I checked it last night and the pilot light was on, and I saw the full flame kick on once someone was taking a bath. The only thing I can think of is that its internal temperature gauge is screwed up by reading the water as hotter than it actually is. I mean, if the full flame stayed on longer the problem would be solved, right? (The temperature knob/doohickey was set to "Very Hot.") ........Edit: I never knew that my readership was 100% composed of the Ghost of George Carlin. 
  • Comment on "tankless hot water heater" in three, two, . . . 
  • Today's Update oddly informs you about what dumps are closed for MLK Jr. Day:  "MLK DAY CLOSING – Wise County Development Services and the Decatur dumpsite will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The Boyd, Chico, and Cottondale dumpsites will close Wednesday, Jan. 18, for their holiday."
  • Fox 4's "Job Of The Day" yesterday was Landmark Industries in Decatur which was looking for welders. 
  • Who would have ever thought the Republican nominee would be a Mormon Gordon Gekko but without the personality? (Now if I can only find where to buy stock in Teldar Paper.) 
  • "Super Agent" Leigh Steinberg declares bankruptcy and blames it on alcohol. I'm not buying it. I'm guessing he simply lived beyond his wage.
  • My flimsy basis for that opinion: Back in the 1990s, I used to watch The Ricki Lake Show. Every wheels off guest who didn't have a job and screwed up every relationship he had would say, "I really had a problem with alcohol back then." They may have but that didn't prevent them from getting up and going to work. It was an excuse. 
  • A lot of people are upset with the Dr. Pepper/Dublin news yesterday, but I have no idea what the controversy is about. 


72 comments:

Anonymous said...

since you already have a gas water heater, a gas tankless water heater would be easy to install. you will love having one. never run out of hot water no matter what. be prepared for the cost in the beginning but it pays for itself quickly.

Anonymous said...

WAter heater...time to check/replace the elements, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Since there's actually no need to heat hot water, it's actually a water heater...

Check the thermostat. Replacement should be easy and relatively inexpensive.

Anonymous said...

Great....now I gotta pee

Anonymous said...

Actually, you don't have a "hot water heater" as you stated. If you had a hot water heater, why would you need to heat the water again??

You just have a 'water heater'.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, there's no such thing as a Hot Water Heater. If the water is hot, it doesn't need heating. Maybe that's the problem. You need a Water Heater, not a Hot Water Heater.

-Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor

Anonymous said...

Wow 8:39, might wanna like NOT give advice when you are ignorant of the subject. Or maybe you just can't read. Which elements are to be checked in a gas water heater. He already said he could see the fire.

Average life of a gas water heater is 11 yrs. Depending on the mineral content of your water, said heater will build up a calcium blob (a rock) in the bottom of the tank. This reduces The capacity of the tank and insulates the water from being efficiently heated. Tankless are subject to the same disease over time

Scott said...

Barry,

You do realize that the PR person for the Tarrant County DA was hired from the S-T? Am pretty sure that she writes every article that is published about crimes. You think that the S-T will ever actually criticize the DA office over anything?

As for Dublin Dr Pepper, you must have never tasted it, or you would know what the problem. We realize that Dr Pepper will put it out, but our big complaint is how greedy Dr Pepper got and forced Dublin Dr Pepper out of business.

Anonymous said...

Why do you need a (Water Heater) if your water is already hot? Other than that check your element might also want to flush it out.

Anonymous said...

Why do you need to heat hot water?
Just askin..

Tankless water heaters are great!! Get ya one.

Anonymous said...

BG
I have a tankless gas water heater and absolutely love it, but have had minor issues.
The heater you have now may just need to be flushed out because of gypsum buildup. It's easy to do by screwing in a water hose in the bottom (you'll see a fitting)and running water into it and the letting it drain out the same hose. ***Make sure the heater is off when you do this.


Double fake plumer's crack

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
3 out of 5
She is hot but.........you can tell she does not eat Bacon. I bet she eats that turkey bacon crap.

BagOfNothing.com said...

my guess the hot water heater is old and has a lot of sediment buildup at the bottom and will need to be replaced.

and why do we call it a hot water heater? isn't that redundant? can we just call it a water heater?

Anonymous said...

The Dr. Pepper story in short: The Dublin bottler violated their contract with DP by selling outside of their agreed upon territory and using an unauthorized logo. Dr. Pepper called them on it and it didn't work out so well. Now they've spun it into a "big busienss working to keep the man down" sob story.

flack said...

You dont have to heat hot water.

Triple Fake... said...

Hey, I just got here. Did anybody mention how you don't have to heat water if it's already hot...?

Anonymous said...

Dr. Pepper should be ashamed.

So should the Marine Corps. That's a huge difference between older vets and those who just signed up to shoot somebody. That is rampant in today's military. The sniper douche selling his book is a perfect example.

Has anyone mentioned that you don't need to heat hot water yet?

I bet the lack of hot water has more to do with all the wimmin in the house than faulty equipment.

Rage

Anonymous said...

WAR IS HELL...PISS AWAY BOYS....PISS AWAY!

janneba said...

Had a tankless water heater when we lived in Ft Worth and absolutely loved it, we bought it way back in 1985 from a Farmers Almanac ad $600 way back then that was a lot of money(still is) we said if we had to replace the one I have now it will be tankless would have been to start with but we couldn't find any, now they are everywhere.

Anonymous said...

maybe someone put DR.Pepper in the water heater.

Anonymous said...

How old is your water heater? Have you ever drained the tank? Mineral deposits and rust build up in the bottom of the tank. Water heaters service life isn't forever.

Anonymous said...

8:50 and BON are spot on. Your water heater has sediment buildup. Don't waste your time hooking up the hose and draining all the crap out...buy a new one!

Anonymous said...

I find your criticism of the agent blaming alcohol for his problems interesting, if not hypocritical. Do I remember a string from your last trial when you and your client in a child sexual assault case blamed his crime on ALCOHOL?

Anonymous said...

OMG you've never had a Dublin Dr. Pepper

Anonymous said...

You know Bubear, I can relate to you because...

Sometimes I feel, somtimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Good Lord, I feel like I'm dyin'.

Double Fake Greg Allman

Anonymous said...

9:47

You need to get your facts straight.

Barry was commenting on the trial. He was not the defense attorney of record.

Reading comprehension seems to be a lost art.

RPM said...

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned you don't have to heat hot water.

Anonymous said...

How old is your water heater. If its 10 years or so, replace it before disaster strikes like marines peeing on dead terrorists.

P.s. I do find the marine thing odd - that they should all have to pee at the same time..........

Anonymous said...

WAter heater...time to check/replace the elements, perhaps?


In a gas water heater? DUH

Jack Daniels said...

Do you have to heat hot water? No one has said that yet.

Adolph Oliver Bush said...

RPM's comment right after the reading comprehension comment is comedic brilliance cause they say comedy is all about timing.

Anonymous said...

If we were British we'd just call it a boiler. That's a lot shorter but no more accurate

Anonymous said...

Barry, just ignore all those clowns about the heating hot water thing. I know that you just meant it was a "stolen" water heater.
I got your back, bud...

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

barry , your followers are really stupid. and simple.
bet alkehol fetal syndrome is to blame.

Anonymous said...

I've been searching this blog for today's unemployment numbers that will vault Obammy into his second term but can't find them anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, The correct spelling of toilet is not TELDAR.

CT said...

Just my two cents since no one has mentioned it yet, but hot water doesn't have to be heated...

Prob better to just get a new water heater, BG, if yours is over 10 yrs. old. You realllllyyyy don't want to come home one day to find the family cat swimming in the huge leak...or do you?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

People that love to point out the "Not a Hot Water Heater, its a Water Heater" thing are a complete beat down.

Re: troops and Taliban; Meh. And those Taliban guys are such fine, upstanding people! (sarcasm) /warishell

Re: good ol day syndrome and current troops; see ear collecting, gold tooth collecting, indian wars, etc. There is no such thing as a good war. You will see the terrible side of man in wartime. I don't judge the current army against a "made up image" of what we want to remember about vets from prior years. That does a disservice to both current and past vets. I try and remember that vets are oridnary men who sometimes do extraordinary things. And that makes them very special in my book.

Horn Dog said...

I suggest you replace your hot water heater. Be advised though, when your hot water heater goes out, your ice box is sure to follow.

Anonymous said...

Another possibility besides sediment buildup, is that in winter time, the cold water that mixes with the hot for your bath/shower is colder, therefore it takes more hot water to mix with it to have the bath water at a comfortable temp. So, the same bathtub filled to the same level and at the same temp required more from the (hot) water heater (did you know you can leave hot out), resulting in you thinking you don't have as much hot water from your (hot) water heater (there it is again).
But I think it is just like the federal deficit, which obviously doesn't matter at all.

Anonymous said...

Snapple has always been very anti-Union and treated it's employees like dirt. Now you will see what they do to the town of Dublin. Greed destroys.

Anonymous said...

RHOME PD has a motorcycle and all you yahoos care about is a effing water heater?????!!!!!

This blog has gone to HELL!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok, you're sent to the desert in the middle of nowhere and everyone but your closet friends want to kill you. Even friendly fire is a threat. You encounter the enemy who is shooting at you and killing your buddies. You shoot and kill him. You are a hero. But, after all the stress you've been put through, you let loose by urinating on the body and now you are no longer a hero but a villian. Until you are in the situation, which no liberal lawyer would ever consider volunteering for, it is unjust to judge. I'd piss on the body too!! Next trip to the urinal is in honor of those Marines. Semper Fi!!!

Anonymous said...

Dublin will continue bottling under Dublin Bottling Works...no need to worry folks, just a name change!

Anonymous said...

Talk about an hourglass figure (not the water heater)

Anonymous said...

Your bit is tired and old.

And now with this nifty new reply button you can be singled out as a complete dooshbhag without a time stamp callback...

Anonymous said...

Cold water heater....

Jus sayin

Anonymous said...

10:02, YOU might want to try that one again. YOU are remembering the wrong string. There were two. First one involved Green's case where the guy got 15 years and he defended him ON THIS BLOG afterward as just having made a mistake while drunk. That was a child sexual assault case by the way. The second one, the one YOU remember, was about a guy who got probation from a jury in a child sexual assault case. That was NOT Green's case. Both cases involved molesters who blamed their acts on alcohol. Green justified BOTH of them on this blog.

Almost Steve Martin said...

BG, since we have so many plumbers on the blog, I'd like to enetertain them with the following joke:

This lawn supervisor was out on a sprinkler maintenance job and he started working on a Findlay sprinkler head with a Langstrom 7″ gangly wrench. Just then, this little apprentice leaned over and said, “You can’t work on a Findlay sprinkler head with a Langstrom 7″ wrench.” Well this infuriated the supervisor, so he went and got Volume 14 of the Kinsley manual, and he reads to him and says, “The Langstrom 7″ wrench can be used with the Findlay sprocket.” Just then, the little apprentice leaned over and said, “It says sprocket not socket!”

Anonymous said...

You encounter the enemy who is shooting at you and killing your buddies.

This is not the scenario a sniper like that will find himself in.

But, after all the stress you've been put through, you let loose by urinating on the body and now you are no longer a hero but a villian.

Yep.

Until you are in the situation, which no liberal lawyer would ever consider volunteering for, it is unjust to judge.

I'm no liberal lawyer, but I've seen various types of combat on three continents, and I think anyone who would do this is a POS. Does that count? Not to you, I'm sure, because of who I am.

I'd piss on the body too!!

I bet you would. And luckily for you, they've reduced the enlistment standards to include those with criminal histories and iffy psychological conditions, so you could probably get your chance.

Be sure to thank me for my service.

Rage

wordkyle said...

You think too highly of your readership, BG. They (we) are more like Gallagher. (2:10 mark.) But thanks for the upgrade.

Anonymous said...

Almost Steve, I almost got that joke.

Anonymous said...

Good one rage! These idiot rednecks don't think past their stupid actions. What these Marines did will only bring more violence and revenge on their own buddies. John McCain, this morning, condemmed their actions and said it saddened him to know there are Marines that would do this. I will take McCain's opinion over 9:29 and 12:14. He would know a little about sufferning the revenge of an ememy.

Anonymous said...

Rhome "motorcycle cop" is the same as Boyd "motorcycle cop" we had a few years ago. Same motorcycle, his.

Anonymous said...

12:46

You don't happen to live in a van down by the river, do you?

Anonymous said...

The VC that tortured John McCain were brought to justice and found guilty by a jury of their peers and sent to the gallows. Not really. I just wanted to see if you were paying attention. But they were given an award by Jane Fonda.

Anonymous said...

I am just sorry the video was put on utube. Otherwise, no doubt this and much more has actually happened in the last 100 years many, many times. Buddies only speak of it with each other. If you have not been in a real war zone then I am not interested in your opinions on what the marines did.
P.S. I am female, never faught in a war but I can certainly imagine what it would be like in battle.
Now shut up all you little bleeding heart unpatriotic pansies.

Katy Anders said...

3:54 is hysterical!

If we don't support pissing on dead bodies we don't love America.

Great definition.

Anonymous said...

piss on them and bury them with bacon

Anonymous said...

Better to be pissed off than pissed on


Sincerely,


I.P. Freely

Anonymous said...

Dublin will not be the same, it may be the same product but under a Employer that will make American Airlines management look like Boy Scouts.

Anonymous said...

I am not condoning pissing on bodies. But ask yourself this had these 4 Marines been captured by the Taliban, do you believe their command would condemn for sodomizing or torturing them by plucking their eyes out before cutting them up into little pieces. Hell no! We do not need to criminalize this act. Hell, even in the State of Texas its only a misdemeanor to steal or tamper with a grave.

Anonymous said...

I personally like Hot Dr. Pepper, no matter how it has been heated.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Bain Capital needs to take over Dr. Pepper and American Airlines, but Obammy might beat them to it.

Anonymous said...

Those Marines brought shame on the Globe and Anchor. The same can be said about Marines in WWII that mined "Jap Gold".

We are supposed to be on the high ground morally speaking. Pissing on a dead enemy body or digging out their gold fillings is not the way to go about it.

Remember when we saw the pictures of dead US soldiers being dragged thru the streets of Mogadishu? How did that make you feel? Were the Somalians right in doing that since they won the battle? Were they just relieving stress?

There is right and there is wrong. In no way, shape or form was this right.

Yes, I am a vet.

Anonymous said...

Let me get this right.
They cut off the heads of prisoners.
They blow up innocent people.
They kill in churches and Mosques.
And you are P'd over a bit of piss!

I say "U go Man"

Let'er flow!

Anonymous said...

Bain Capital will make them into worse shape than Newark.

Anonymous said...

Obammy will make them into worse shape than Solyndra.

Anonymous said...

Good thing the video of the wet tee-shirt contest that followed the urinating on the dead guys didn't get posted. You haters would have really been riled up.

Anonymous said...

Rage,
You are naive to think this has not happened in other wars. On his deathbed, my father told me about many of the atrocities in N. Korea & Viet Nam. Perhaps you should read (or reread) "Heart of Darkness."

The best comment about the urination incident was by Florida Rep. Allen West, LtCol USA, ret),
“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?

“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.

“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”

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Anonymous said...

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