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1.18.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • I would make this a "And Another", but I think I mentioned her at the time of her arrest. (Carter-Riverside connection.)
  • Double motorcycle death in Anna, Texas which the radio described yesterday as "gruesome," but I can't find a detailed story about it.
  • My "school dreams" (dreaming I'm late for final exams and can't find my classes or locker) have turned into more generic "I'm late" dreams. Last night I was going to a Rangers game, looked down and realized I had accidentally dressed in a suit, and had to stop and buy clothes even though I was already late with people waiting on me. I have a different one every single night, and it is always the same theme.
  • Let me look that up for you on Wikipedia. Well, not today.
  • I've not posted a lot of the "dumb cracker" comments because they whip me, although I'm sure some feel the same way about "2012 Guy" and "Drugs and Alcohol Guy". (But Double Fake Anything Guy almost always makes me laugh.)
  • For the first time ever watching the NFL, I've thought a couple of times this year that a team should intentionally not score too quickly or allow another team to score to get the ball back (just like Arena ball.).  When 49er Alex Smith ran around the left end to score in the playoff game last weekend, I seriously believed he should have ran out of bounds at the one. 
  • I'll never know, but I might have taken the biggest gamble in not striking a potential juror yesterday. She was the exact profile of who I didn't want: Professional, graduate degree, middle aged, kids, and oozed conservatism. But she absolutely locked onto everything I said during jury selection, so I left her on. I was either a genius or an idiot. 
  • Talk about someone who needs a teleprompter, it's Mitt Romney. First, it was "I like firing people" (which was OK in context but something you simply cannot say), and then there was "I get speaker fees sometime, but not very much" (which turned out to be $374,327.62 in one year.)
  • I think I saw a post from the Messenger last night that announced the score after one period in the Bridgeport/Decatur girls basketball game was 7-6. Barn. Burner.
  • I heard a little bit about the Paula Deen/Diabetes controversy yesterday but I didn't pay much attention. I've never watched anyone who eats sticks of butter.
  • The Paradise ISD superintendant makes $111,447.54?
  • Lindsay Lohan enters court yesterday as a Hey, Now.
  • That was one serious arse chewing that the captain of the sinking cruise liner got from the Coast Guard when he decided to abandon ship. (Jump to about the 1:00 mark.) It was the only possible thing he could have done to make a career ending act become even worse.
  • The Rangers have until 4:00 p.m. today to sign Japanese sensation Yu Darvish. Headline if the don't?: "Yu Can't Always Get Yu Want." (Stolen.)








64 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
1 out of 5
EAT MORE BACON

Right
3.8 out of 5
She is cute and she eats bacon I can tell.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Green. In reference to your dreams. I was a hairdresser for years and when I started having dreams that I was drowning in it, well I decided it was time to quit!!!!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of an old catcher's mit.

DF R. White

Anonymous said...

Pretty brave for Lindsay to go to court without a bra on.

wordkyle said...

"I was either a genius or an idiot." You, sir, are a glutton for punishment.

Anonymous said...

At least there Coast guard has some sack..being in the Coast Guard here is like being in the National Guard or a Mall Cop, any Military Guy laughs at the Coast Guard

Anonymous said...

Why would a district extend/give raise to superintendent who has presided over the deteriation of Paradise HS........not to mention the widening drug scandal there?

Anonymous said...

I'm a professional, almost middle-aged woman with a graduate degree who oozes conservatism. I also figured out a few years ago that the GOP is the party for rich white old men and rednecks. And that's when I learned to think before I vote.

Moral of the story: Don't judge a book by its cover. That woman may have learned her lesson too.

Anonymous said...

Great RG pics today!

DF Ray Charles

Anonymous said...

Doubtful that your juror was "locked onto your every word", Barry -

Boy, you are into yourself big time.

:-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures today, hell we could go to Lake Bridgeport or the Club and see that. disappointing

Anonymous said...

Barry, they are called anxiety dreams. Whatcha worried about???

wordkyle said...

"...the GOP is the party for rich white old men and rednecks." Please demonstrate the "thinking" you learned, and elaborate on how you "figured out" this startlingly unoriginal Democrat assertion.

Anonymous said...

Mark my words.

Romney is a SNAKE. It's so obvious.

Anyone who would even think of voting for that slithering fool is crazy.

Signed,
Conservative

Anonymous said...

We pay six figures a year to school superintendents to stand up and say, "Everything I do is for the kids."

Oh, they also go to meetings.

What a racket.

Anonymous said...

If the GOP is that then the Democrat party is nothing but a bunch of non-working, when is my government check going to hit my mailbox idiots.

Here's an easier definition just in case you can't read.

LOSERS

Anonymous said...

Romney needs to up his speaking engagement fees. Slick Willie is getting 600 thousand per speech.

Anonymous said...

9:17, You obviously don't have a clue about what the Coast Guard does. I'm a Nam vet and I don't laugh about them or what they do.

Barry, I used to have those kind of dreams too, until I stopped drinking the hooch that my neighbor made at home in his bathtub. Store bought is more expensive but I sleep like a baby now!

Anonymous said...

9:48 Could Barry be having a problem with the fact that he is an organized, prompt "on time" person and the new members of his household are complete opposites in that they are scattered and always late to their destinations?

Triple Fake... said...

@9:17 -
you don't have any idea what you're talking about and you should probably just stop posting comments.
The US Coast Guard wouldn't have wasted any time talking on the radio with that guy. They would have been on the scene of the accident, pushing him out of the way to search for survivors.
I bet you've never seen a small boat crew come dragging back into the station after towing a shrimp boat for 12 hours because he couldn't get his nets raised. And nobody else would go to his aid because the weather was too bad. But the small boat crew went, because they swore an oath to do it. I bet you've never rushed TOWARD a fire on board a boat, where there's no escape
While it's true that Coast Guard personnel don't have to dodge bullets in a combat zone, lots of them do risk their lives every day, and it's usually because of dumba$$ civilians - you know, people just like you!

And National Guard units have been rotating through Iraq and Afghanistan for years

former "Military Guy"

Anonymous said...

Paradise schools will continue downhill til they get a new school board and board president! Take a look around town the president can't even control his own kids!

Anonymous said...

9:17 - you are a dipsh*t!

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake--I'm with you man. The Coast Guard Academy is harder to get into and harder to graduate from than the big three academies. And their SAR crews are as bad ass as it gets.

(just ignore the Kevin Costner movie)

Rage

Anonymous said...

Check it out. Romney now says that he pays 15% in income taxes. I suggest he "earns" far more than Wise Co. rednecks who pay more than 15% of their income. And Romney's income may show that he pays no US taxes on millions he has stashed off-shore. Romney is a say-anything creep. Of course, his being the Republican nominee will ensure Obama's re-election.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks the dreams are an indication that you are late growing up.

Anonymous said...

Which one of these girls prompted you to post this pic today? Other than the floatation devices, on the one, I see nothing worthy of note.

Anonymous said...

I'm voting for four more years of 4-10 million dollar vacations for Mooch Obammy.

RPM said...

For nthose who think the U.S. Coast Guard does not go to war, you had better think again. My Dad served in the USCG in WW2 and landed troops on the beach at Iwo Jima.

Coast Guard crews served in the "Brown Water Navy" in Vietnam patrolling rivers and inlets.

When we invaded Iraq, the USCGC Boutwell led Task Force Tarawa into the Gulf.

Of course there's the Search and Rescue, Drug Interdiction, Port Security and Aid to Navigation thing they do 24/7/365 when they aren't at the front of the battle.

Nobody in their right mind would compare a Coastie with a Mall Cop. Guess that explains 9:17.

Semper Paratus,
A Former Coastie

Anonymous said...

You should have joined the rest of the SOPA and PIPA protest crowd and put a black splotch over the RT photo today.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a Romney fan but this is blown out of proportion. Romney pays 15% income tax because most of his taxable income is in dividends and capital gains. Perfectly legit but some people want to paint an ugly picture to suit their biases. Probably, his ordinary income is offset by business expenses. At least he is contributing to the economy.

wordkyle said...

1138- Well said.

Upstairs said...

Republicans aren't the party for rich white men? Have you watched a debate? Seen a picture of that crew? Read Santorum's staffer's email about God not wanting a woman to be president? Somethings are just too obvious to debate.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight: Romney is being bashed by left for paying 15% taxes, but so many of them don't pay any taxes at all. Are they bashing him because he paid? Dems only pay when they get caught.

Katy Anders said...

Romney SAYS 15%, but... Where the return? There has gotta be something sinister behind the Romney tax return thing!

What's on there that he doesn't want us to see? Hmm?

I think it's that he's actually a woman who claims his illegal landscapers as dependents.

I want "Birther"/"Truther"-type name now. I dub myself a Return-er.

Anonymous said...

It's like Warrwn Buffet's said, he (and Romney and hedge fund managers) pay 15% cap gains rate while you and Buffet's secretary pay a much higher rate on your "earned" income. Sure, people making less than $35,000 pay no income tax but workers who actually work and PRODUCE something pay a higher tax rate than Romney.

Anonymous said...

12:16 I'm on the right and I wouldn't touch him with a 10 ft. pole.

Anonymous said...

White men? Red necks? Blue blood?
How much more could you have to love your country?
We need these conservatives no matter what color they are.

Anonymous said...

I don't know a whole lot about politics... Will Perry still be governor of Texas when he loses the race for republican nominee?

Anonymous said...

If your against the passing of that SOPAIPILLA law waiting for a vote in congress then you shouldn't have a problem with anyone breaking into your home robbing you blind then selling your goods on the market to make money.

Anonymous said...

I'm a teacher and make less than $35k/year. I could technically live in income reduced housing if I wanted to sponge off the government. Sad but true...

Anonymous said...

And right back to pigs with fat rolls and ungly boobs. Way to go, BG.

wordkyle said...

Upstairs - It seems to me the mainstream media (a/k/a "Democrats") did a pretty good job of getting rid of a Republican presidential candidate who happened to be black. I don't remember there being a long list of black Democrat leaders, do you?

Gosh, you think there's much peer pressure on black people to conform to the Liberal Democrat ideology? Racism in all its forms is bad. False accusations of racism for political gain is worse.

Anonymous said...

Lohan observation:

Wearing dark, busy clothes
Cheeks look puffy
possibly hiding a FUPA
abortion?
with child?

Anonymous said...

You can't spell sopapilla without SOPA and PIPA.

Anonymous said...

Bubear, vi trovo anche divertente. Ho sentimenti virili per voi, in un Ben Affleck/Matt Damon tipo di strada, non un Elton John e George Michael.

Caio per ora.

Double Fake Capitano De Falco

Anonymous said...

1:39...Sounds like you made a poor choice when deciding your major.

Katy Anders said...

Wordkyle: The liberal media made Herman Cain flub his response to some sex allegations?

Did they drug him?

There have been more than a few politicians on the right and left who have survived harassment allegations - hell, there are folks in the Senate who have been involved with prostitute scandals!

Seems to be how you handle it - which is a pretty good test of how a President handles crises.

So, that being said, how did the liberal media and Democratic Party a) make Herman Can flub his reaction to the scandal, and b) drop out of the race before there was time to see whether he was even surviving the scandal?

Interesting theory, i guess. I assume Arlen Specter helped you with it.

Anonymous said...

I meant to post this yesterday...

You may want to rethink kicking that football out of a can Bubear. At your age, you could cause me major damage.

Double Fake Your Right Hamstring

Ditto

Double Fake Your Right Groin

wordkyle said...

Katy - The allegations of allegations were headline news for days. Sure he bungled it. But the media gave more play to that (non) story than they did to Obama's prior drug use. Or Ted Kennedy's sexual hijinks. Or any number of other Democrat "situations." Is there much doubt that if Cain had handled it effectively, other "scandals" -- real or not -- would have hit the headlines?

Katy Anders said...

wordkyle: The media does love hijinks.

I don't know. I have no love for any of them.

However, I do think folks tend to subjectively perceive that "their guy" gets slighted by the media in a way that's not in balance with how the other side is treated.

George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, or Mitt Romney could have handled Cain's scandals and made the other side look stupid for ever having brought it up...

Anonymous said...

I am in the age of retirement and have had those "OMG, I'm late dreams" all my life. I continue to do so even though I never have to be anywhere anymore at a certain time. It is our personality (type A). Don't worry about it! It has and will happen...we all do it once and awhile..it's okay, calm down.

Anonymous said...

Katy, I bet you hate it when you get bitch slapped don't you, or maybe not?

Hot Flash Mammy said...

Ya think? I actually agreed with it on another post and boy, did that leave a bad taste in my mouth.

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wordkyle said...

Katy - Are you contending that Barack Obama was treated as severely in 2008 as other presidential candidates?

Anonymous said...

Spot 9:27 am. I am a middle-age white female with a MS. I am sure I reek of conservatism. My husband is a conservative. When we vote, we always cancel out each other.

Anonymous said...

Parents of students at Dectur Middle School need to know that students are leaving school and walking to Subway during the school day. These students have not been disciplined even though school administration is aware of it happening. Not only is this an issue of kids knowingly breaking rules, it is also a safety issue. DISD is responsible for those kids during the school day. The school will be found negligent if anything bad happens to any of these kids, especially since administration knows about them leaving campus without permission. Is this okay?

Anonymous said...

Barry um I think Lindsay likes it as much as most men do. How can she be a Hey-Now and a dike at the same time?

Anonymous said...

Ha! Like the parents care or will even do anything. They are the reason the kids act the way they do. The parents won't care until something does happen to their child and then they will put all the blame on the school.

Anonymous said...

There is a lot in DISD that is "not ok!"

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the judge will hold Lindsay Lohan in contempt for no bra! Hope so!

Katy Anders said...

wordkyle: How would I know? There's no meter.
But I don't think anyone got vetted in 2008. 2008 was about George W. Bush. Obama and McCain both had stuff that could have taken down other candidates (McCain: womanizing, Keating 5; Obama: drugs and no relevant experience).
They both shrugged off their negatives and people bought it.

3:33: Not sure how I'd react to being hit. The people I know apparently aren't big on hitting women (or at least not me!).
That seems to be the kind of thing only an anonymous person on the internet would even bring up, though!

wordkyle said...

Katy - Given that journalists conspired to coordinate their attacks against Republicans in 2008 to protect Obama, does your "meter" not point in any direction at all? This is what Spencer Ackerman, of the Washington Independent, advised if attacks on Obama got too hot: "Take one of them [Republicans]-- Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares -- and call them racists."

Some members of the group disagreed with the tactic, saying that such a gutter fight would hurt the Obama brand. Ackerman's response: "I'm not saying Obama should do this. I'm saying WE should do this."

With ABC airing an interview with Gingrich's ex-wife just days before the South Carolina primary, I guess we have an indication of how low the media are willing to go to protect Obama (and his abysmal record) in 2012.

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well!! I would agree with getting a new set of school board members for Paradise ISD. I hear there are too many yes men/women. As far as the salary issue for the super - it would have been nice if the faculty would have been able to get a raise first - don't you think? There wouldn't be a school without the teachers. As for the drug issue comment - you're a fool if you think your campus doesn't have drugs. At least Paradise administration is trying to do something about it.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Green... Let me start by saying I enjoy reading your Blog. Your wit is entertaining especially on rather mundane Mondays. I'm quite sure I am the juror you were referring to. I wouldn't say you were a genius or an idiot..maybe just lucky. I would love it if you would enlighten us "middle aged, professional, oozing conservatives" what you guyes do want in potential jurors. You most certainly leave me curious!! Keep up the good work.