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2.24.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • I got honked at yesterday (in a bad way), and I have no idea what I did to hack that pickup driving guy/gal off.   Lighten up, Frances. I bet you had to hurry home to yell at your wife again. 
  • It seemed like Wise County Day at the driver's license administrative hearing office in Fort Worth yesterday. Four cops were down there to testify (and one more failed to show.) 
  • I've got the Cowtown Half Marathon this Sunday. "Someday you will no longer be able to do this. But that day is not today." 
  • The Dallas main post office shutting down so it can be consolidated with the one in Fort Worth is the biggest sign yet that the U.S. Postal Service is in serious trouble. 
  • "And Another". (Doesn't get its own post because of a blurry photo, little details, and not even an arrest.)
  • Josh Hamilton meets with the press today in Rangers training camp.  Prepare to hear, "I've already addressed that issue" about a million times. I would think his followers are beginning to tire of him. 
  • I like politics but I've had no interest in this contraception debate. Maybe if I was Catholic. But the vast majority of Catholics ignore that Church edict, right?
  • Heard that in Mrs. LL softball practice that one kid tried to catch a fly ball with her eye socket. From the post injury description, it sounded like she took a left hook from Apollo Creed And her mom was there to freak out. Sorry I missed it.
  • I was at another practice where the coach decided to do two simultaneous batting practices very close to one another. Competing line drives made it like a Civil War battlefield walking through it. 
  • "I need all the parents to help out and shag balls!"  Since when does softball go like that?
  • Swap Meet in Decatur this week which means the real news is that every fast food drive through line will be 15 cars deep. 
  • That would be Paradise model is still at it
  • WBAP's Hal Jay had a funny line when he learned that Rick Santorum was at a meet-n-greet at Vaquero in Westlake yesterday at $2,500 a head (which didn't even include a dinner but "light hors d'oeuvres"): "I'm glad to see Vaquero has come down on its prices." 
  • Edit: A buddy just busted in my office, threw down a Time magazine on my desk, and said, "You write like this guy and Dave Barry."




37 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
4 out of 5
She does not want tan lines.

Right
3.5 out of 5


GJ Today BG
I think we will need a pick me up.

Anonymous said...

I believe that the plate of cookies in model girls pics tells it all. Good looking girl, but not your "standard" model figure.

Katy Anders said...

Yep. The VAST majority of Catholics completely ignore the Church's position on contraception, so apparently many of them want Big government to step in and force them to comply with the Vatican.

Because small government keeps its hands OFF the economy and ON citizens' genitals.

Anonymous said...

I'm really, really unhappy with the right wing for all the attention to gays and birth control while I figure out how to pay for gas at the pump and how my health care is going to be rationed!!! When will they wake up to what the real issues are?

Anonymous said...

8:53, Chill out...it won't be long before you cannot afford the gas to go to the Dr. to figure out how much your healthcare was rationed anyway.

Anonymous said...

It is time for the guy in back to roll over.

Anonymous said...

Just my opinion, but I don't believe any teacher should be fired because of "allegations". This is the problem with America today, guilty until proven innocent. Yes, if she is found to be guilty, then terminate her and let the justice system do their job.

The Ranter said...

Don't forget the Zombie Expo

Anonymous said...

New winner of the Rocket Science Award goes to the guy in the update whos trailer house burned because he was “trying to burn out grass and weeds”. DOH!

Anonymous said...

BG I'm a faithful reader but you're no Joel Stein. He is a brilliant satirist.

Anonymous said...

I am and will continue to be a Josh Hamilton fan! He is one of the rare celebrities to own his mistake and admit what he did. How could anyone fault him for that? He isnt trying to blame anyone or make excuses. He made a mistake like so many other people do everyday, yet you dont hear about it because they arent famous.

Anonymous said...

Awful lot of self made pictures in Paradise Models portfolio. Does anybody pay her to model? I might pay her for some personal modeling.

Anonymous said...

I am pro-gun rights, anti-big government, anti-death penalty (exception of extreme cases), anti-abortion (exception of extreme cases), pro-birth control, anti-illegal immigration (great love for hispanic people-just get hear legally), anti-obamacare (not that I don't want all to have access to healthcare, just realize it is a looming finacial disaster), anti-welfare, anti-religous(all religions-you are all f'ed up), anti-tree hugger, anti-PETA, pro-gay rights (If we give you full rights across the board will you folks shut up already-and get off my TV), pro-elitist people left and right, pro-redneck (we need these two groups whether we realize it or not), anit-poor people (I'm allergic), anti-new money rich (I'm allergic-and the old money folks are much more tolerable), anti-beans in chili, anti-well done steaks, anti-cheese enchilada (put some meat in it already), pro-recycling (except when I am too lazy--that doesn't mean stealing my copper wire and taking it to the scrap yard either), pro-legalizing pot (get a grip people-it is everywhere), pro-shopping and buying local and domestic products, pro-American dream, pro-pro-baseball (even though the folks who run your sport are completely screwed up), pro-flat tax, pro-strong national defense, anti-police state (there is a balance-we no longer have that balance), pro-growing your own food (even though I am too lazy), pro-hunting and fishing (killing shit is fun and you can eat it, it died same as your ribeye from the supermarket), anti-calling your extreme political foes homegrown terrorists (unless they succesfully blow something up), anti-Nancy Pelosi (she creeps me out), anti-Newt Gingrich (he creeps me out), Anti Obama (performance based), anti-political and corporate catch phrases, anti-social media, anti-blogger (I know, I know so shoot me), pro-dinner at the dinner table with no TV (and yes I am under 40), anti-ESPN (when will we get a competing sports organization that isn't so east coast biased mixed with complete self love on a level I have never seen), anti-anything Kardashian (pro-releasing OJ Simpson onto a deserted island with Kardashians and a pair of gloves that don't fit), anti-extreme Texas pride (I grew up here so I can say it)....that pretty much covers it, now who do I vote for come election time?

Anonymous said...

You are on a role with Stripes!!!! Frances -- haha!!!

Anonymous said...

Paradise model has it going on!!! She is hot hot hot and looks like a lot of fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, thought you might find this article interesting. Might explain the comments by some of your critics:
http://www.salon.com/2012/02/24/the_ugly_delusions_of_the_educated_conservative/

BTW, it's okay of you don't post this comment. It's really just intended for you. I rarely read the comments on your site anymore because it's just too frustrating. It's hard to understand how normal, fairly-intelligent, probably good-hearted people believe the crazy things they believe. Stay hard!

Anonymous said...

10:06, It sounds like the only candidate that would run on your platform is you.

Anonymous said...

a more vast # of Catholics ignore many more taboos they pay for via taxes. so genitals beats war, etc in the where we place our media interests category

Anonymous said...

That wanna-be model is going to be fat in a few years. But I'd tear it up until then.

Rage

Anonymous said...

And while the drive thru lines at fast food restaurants are 15 deep, the lines inside, which would involve walking a few steps, will be about 2 deep. Even on a beautiful day.

Anonymous said...

If we bought less gas, the price would adjust downward. Who among us would sell something for $2 if there was a line around the block to buy it for $5? We choose to live far from work, or far from people who are "different" than we are, or from schools, or from a decent restaurant, or to drive an oversized vehicle that rarely hauls anything just to impress ourselves.

Anonymous said...

RE: Half marathon...

Aren't you registered in a different age bracket this year? You may have a shot at beating the 59s and 58s if you pace yourself.

Hello....hello....can you hear me?

Double Fake Kip Keino

Anonymous said...

If the dems and libs want to force the insurance companies to provide free items why don't they make them give free items that matter like mammograms, heart screens
etc. Free contraceptives can be obtained thru Planned Parenthoods.

Anonymous said...

hey manifesto guy, you're a Ron Paul, but if he's not on the Nov ballot, then you should swing vote to Obama to keep balance more towards peace with the rest of the world. Trust me when I say liberals like their guns too - for criminals, right wing wackos, zombies and killing stuff to eat. No way any party will try to disarm this nation's people

too bad BigTex didn't author that manifesto, I might have learned to fear him less.

Anonymous said...

Salon.com

LMAO it's a left leaning site.

NO CREDIBILITY WHATSOEVER

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Paradise Girl
I am going to say
4 out of 5
I like her and she is curvy. I bet she is HIGH HIGH maintenance and that sucks.

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:36, you are correct in that Salon.com is a left leaning site. Part of the point of the article is that even educated conservatives will dismiss factual evidence by simply implying that it's politically motivated. You have just proven that with your post. You give the article no credibility simply based on a perceived political bias.

It's a problem with BOTH the right and left in that we demonize other Americans simply for having different political beliefs. After all, there is no reason to take our political opponents views into consideration when every "reasonable" person knows they are crazy, right?

BTW, Glenn Greenwald is the best writer at Salon, and he frequently blasts Obama. Be warned though that his criticisms are around foreign policy and civil liberty issues; not about flag lapel pins and birth certificates.

Anonymous said...

Felipe say to BG can we have a pick me up with the hiney showing?


Felipe

Anonymous said...

11:25 AM

I drive a jacked up 4 wheel drive because my unit is tiny, not to impress myself.

Anonymous said...

t seemed like Wise County Day at the driver's license administrative hearing office in Fort Worth yesterday. Four cops were down there to testify (and one more failed to show.)

Same Lawyer??

Anonymous said...

AND ANOTHER -the story gets better
Kathryn Camille Murray, a 28-year-old Spring Branch teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student, had closed her bank account and was planning on going to Mexico when arrested this week, prosecutors said Friday.
Court records show the teen's 12-year-old brother was at the home when the teacher arrived, and opened the victim's door about 11:50 p.m. to see a tan bra and used condom on the floor.
The 12-year-old saw his brother on the bed and a figure under the bedding, according to the arrest affidavit.
The 15-year-year said to the person under the covers, "Mrs. Murray, say hi to [my brother]" to which the person under the sheets said, "Hola."

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Teacher-accused-of-sex-with-student-planned-to-go-3359023.php

Anonymous said...

Fast food restaurants won't be the only business to benefit from the Swap Meet. Included are the bars, liquor stores and bail bond businesses.

Anonymous said...

That Paradise model has got a FBP (future bacon potential) that's off the chart. She's gonna BLOW UP within 10 years and she'll look like the rest of the Wise county female stock. Cute chubby face at 25 = fat arse at 35. Bank on it!

Anonymous said...

I wonder why the would be Paradise model feels it is appropriate to post herself 95% nude all the time, I guess cause when she has clothes on, she looks like an average girl. I don't understand her way of thinking, but she is definitely in love with herself.

wordkyle said...

1027 - That's a good article in Salon. Well-written, supported by real data (for the most part.) Some of my own opinions:
- The article focuses on the manmade climate change issue. My initial stance was formed when Al Gore said, "The debate is over." When it comes to science, that statement is ridiculous. There has been so much cheating and skullduggery by scientists in support of blaming human activities that a certain amount of skepticism should be a given. Al Gore himself confessed to supporting ethanol subsidies because it helped him politically. It's not a stretch to believe politicians worldwide operate the same way. The many scientists (yes, many) who don't support the manmade theory are criticized as taking money from "Big Oil" -- ignoring the billions of dollars in government funding paid to the pro-manmade group. Given all of this, again, a certain amount of skepticism should be a given. The lack of skepticism by Liberals indicates something about their mentality.

- As for the "Obama is Muslim" point -- an opinion that only a minority of Republicans ever expressed -- the Pew poll cited indicates that the number of Democrats who believed it also increased.

- "Death panels" - An Obama administrator admitted that healthcare rationing under Obamacare was inevitable. Obama proposed an "Independent Payment Advisory Board" to find "savings" in the program. Having terminally ill patients take a pain pill rather than treat them (a "waste," as Obama described it) would constitute a considerable savings. Given how many surprises in Obamacare that have popped up since Democrats rammed it through, it's not illogical to assume that "death panels" -- although lurid, a pretty accurate description -- will arise. As I've mentioned before, Obamacare pretty much includes and covers whatever the White House wants.

Anonymous said...

People are gonna miss them post offices when they are gone! 90% of the people already think that their taxes pay for these but truth is (so far) they are self reliant and delivery is just a service for their convenience, free of charge! Then there are those that are going to complain to the bitter end of them services....

Anonymous said...

Gerenwood needs a post office.