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2.07.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • I check a lot of people's accounts on Twitter and Facebook simply because I think they are crazy.
  • In case you were going to Syria for vacation, you might want to cancel those plans. It would be safer to be a Mexican policeman right now. (Every country with half a brain has abandoned its embassies.) 
  • Regarding the MIA obscene gesture during the Super Bowl halftime show, someone has taken a pic of the moment and pointed out the very odd double standards we have in the United States.
  • I got an iPod Nano. Lots of stuff crammed into that little thing but I'm not sure being able to load photos is particularly important. (Oh, an update on the ASICS running shoes I switched to a few months back: After years of Nike, Adidas and New Balance, I'll never go back.)
  • I know women's college basketball is boring to you, but what the Baylor women are doing borders on the bizarre. They are 24-0 and basically beat everyone by 30 points. 
  • Heard on WBAP this morning: "Spanking is lazy parenting." Their listeners soundly disagreed. 
  • One of the most horrible stories I've heard in a while: A wife goes missing. Custody battle ensues between her parents and the husband over two little boys. Husband burns down house with him and kids in it over the weekend. Oh, my.
  • Eighty people applied for the Boyd AD and head football coaching job? 
  • Somehow over the weekend an old Charlie's Angels show ended up on my TV.  I kept thinking one of the guest stars looked familiar and it finally hit me: A very young and brunette Kim Cattrall who later starred in Sex and The City. (You can see a good shot of her at the :37 mark here.)
  • Maria Menounos lost a bet and had to wear a bikini on the air. Hey, now. 
  • Our "no dirty dishes in the sink" policy has been flawlessly implemented 98% of the time this year. That just changes the whole atmosphere and attitude of the house. 
  • Three state elections are today and I keep hearing, "This will not be a good day for Mitt Romney" since Rick Santorum has a chance to rise from the dead apparently. What a cluster. 
  • The holdup on the drawing of Congressional maps in Texas (looks like they got close yesterday before the wheels fell off) has got to be driving newspapers and TV stations crazy. Since we don't have a primary date, no one is spending on political advertising. And they make a ton of money on political advertising.
  • There's something peaceful about waking up and seeing the Family Pup has snuggled up beside me. 
  • Rick Perry decided to come out of hiding and speak in Williamson County yesterday. After he was done, a George Washington impersonator fired off a joke:  "A Communist, a Muslim and an illegal alien went into a tavern. And the tavern keeper said, 'What will it be President Obama?'" Wow. Just wow.



50 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is not very many for the boyd position. was not open very long. brandon hopkins was hired last night at the board meeting. congratulations to brandon and good luck replacing joe.

Anonymous said...

"There's something peaceful about waking up and seeing the Family Pup has snuggled up beside me."

I'm watching you Green!

DF Family Cat

Remote Controller said...

Now that you have Asics, try Brooks. I was big Asics fan until I went to Brooks and now I will never go back.

Anonymous said...

#8 on her suit. Number 10 in my mind...

House of York said...

You know I'm crazy so there's no need to stalk me. ;)

Is it safe to say, "If a husband is capable of burning down a house with he and the kids inside he could also be capable of causing the wife's disappearance?"

Your continued love for animals blows my mind. I really didn't think you had it in you. LOL

Anonymous said...

In the middle of an iPad comment there's a parenthetical reference to shoes. Maybe there's a link there i can't see, but Barry, you might want to see about getting that Ritalin Rx refilled. Oh look, there goes a bird.

wordkyle said...

So now you're criticizing someone telling a joke about Obama? A joke?? After years and years of Jon Stewart, Colbert and Maher? After Obama himself laughed at Wanda Sykes?? Tell us again about very odd double standards.

Jack Daniels said...

Does Maria Menounos have a squirrel stashed in there?

Anonymous said...

Griner at Baylor is a machine. What size show does she wear? Her foot looks like a pontoon.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

"I check a lot of people's accounts on Twitter and Facebook simply because I think they are crazy."

Funny — that's exactly why I read what you have to say in your Random Thoughts every morning!

RPM said...

"Does Maria Menounos have a squirrel stashed in there?"

It's a marmot.

Anonymous said...

After Boyd hires it's AD, the unemployment rate will be under 8 per cent. Obammy wins, slam dunk. Now take this pill you Catholic.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

BG, that's the first humorous anti-current POTUS joke I've read. It's short and hits all the hot buttons. No meandering. I wonder where that DF George Washington stole it.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the coaching job at Boyd...

With unemployment at "8.3%", people needing a job will apply for almost anything.

Anonymous said...

Instead of hiring the best candidate, the Boyd school board hires a board member's son. A lot of good, qualified people applied and they hire someone who has no head coaching experience, no supervisory experience, and no interpersonal skills. A sad day for the kids.

Anonymous said...

Oh, get off Gisele's case. She was right for God's sake.

Anonymous said...

And they make a ton of money on political advertising.

I don't think so. Political campaigns get prime time advertising slots at the TV stations' lowest rates.

Anonymous said...

Cattrall was also in Porky's.

I have always thought she was gross. She's even worse now.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I wish I were half black so no one could criticize, make fun of or ridicule me because if they did they would be racists.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and on the discussion for the amount of money to advertise for political races and such, DON'T FORGET HOW MUCH THE LAWYERS ARE MAKING WITH THESE DELAYS! Sheesh

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the Superintendent, Business Manager or the Director of Operations for Boyd ISD know how much money has been spent on construction or how much of the budgeted amount is left to be spent? Yes it is bond money, but that money is being paid for with taxes. Either somebody is in over there head, or something shady is going on.

Anonymous said...

9:49

They hired someone that has been loyal to the town and school that could have left for more money or prestige. As for the board member, he wasn't in the hiring discussions in closed session and didn't vote. As for your "pre-requisites" for the job....Coach Cartwright didn't have those when he started and worked out pretty well. The kids will benefit because they wont have to learn a new system just to be re-placed in two years because that person uses the job for a stepping stone. Sounds like sour grapes in my opinion. They made the best hire for the kids and the district.

Anonymous said...

Jumping into the Bacon Vaccum:

That chick aint got no bacon.

Anonymous said...

9:49, The real unemployment rate is around 16 per cent, but don't tell the weenies that or their heads will explode.

Anonymous said...

9:49 do you know Brandon Hopkins or were you backing someone who did not get hired.If you know Brandon you can't be upset about him getting a chance and if you were for someone else well you can stand on the fence and criticize his every move like the rest of the fat ole boys who once played high-school football and coached a peewee team to state championship.

Anonymous said...

9:49

Sounds like someone is a little pissy. I wonder if it was someone wanting a "Godly" man only to fill the position.

The hire they made is the best one for the job. There is no doubt about it!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Maria needs some steak, tube steak..

Anonymous said...

11:46

I love it!!!

Anonymous said...

"It's a marmot."

Doesn't taste like a marmot.

Rage

Anonymous said...

3 to 1 Chico has a better record than Boyd next season.

DF Jimmy The Greek

Anonymous said...

Is the Lovin Spoonful in town.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is the board and the spineless superintendent are a joke

Anonymous said...

Another sonic boom at 2:05...they are not supposed to do this...why are they doing this so often?

Brewcrew said...

Yeah, Kim was in Porky's. Every time I see her I think of the Lassie scene.

Anonymous said...

I was at the Boyd school board meeting. It sounds like the board gave the superintendent full authority to spend the bond money. He is buying bleachers and building concession stands and has no idea what he has spent money on. I wonder what the vision of the district is???

Anonymous said...

The bond money is meant to be spent on new building construction only from my understanding. Correct me if I'm wrong please.

Anonymous said...

Children are definitely NOT their number one priority. If they wanted what was best for our children they would not be shipping our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes off to another building. Why are we spending tax dollars to remodel this building when we have plenty of room already! Who is going to run the school? Where are we getting the money to pay them?? I.e. Principal, cafeteria workers, librarian, music teacher, gym teacher, custodians, office staff, counselor??? What about the light bill, electric bill?? All of this seems a little bit strange to me......

Anonymous said...

Did the DISD school board move to Boyd? it sounds like they did

Anonymous said...

4:04

What I have heard from the rumor mill is that a long time teacher who doesn't have a principal's certification or any experience except the classroom is going to be running it. The plan is to supposedly use existing teachers to fill in the gaps for music and gym. It doesn't sound like this plan was thought out too well. That's what happens when you have a bunch of "good ole boys" running the show. Athletics/football is the first priority.

It is sad that the district is encouraging teachers with 10 or more years to resign and are then creating more adminstrative positions as well as other staff positions.

Anonymous said...

Bo Bear that pup is lovely now, but wait until she is nine or so, demands to sleep with you by barking until you pick her up, then pees the bed... ugh... changing a king size bed, mattress cover, sheets, even the pillow...

Anonymous said...

Brittney Griner is a man. I was watching sports center one day, not looking at the screen, she (he) was being interviewed. I would bet 1 mil it was a dude. Sounded like Shaq

Anonymous said...

Check your facts and don't rely on a rumor mill, this is exactly what fuels rumors...people repeating half of the facts!!!

Anonymous said...

Obamas's old car is on sale on e-bay,takes off fast,then stalls,then starts calling rich people to help push.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you fill us in on the facts then 7:25...

Anonymous said...

Here are some facts: the Superintendent makes decisions either on his own or with the help of the board president because he sits comfortably in her (very large) back pocket. These decisions range from moving staff around, to moving grades to new buildings to hiring his daughter's second grade teacher as a principal even though she does not have a principal certification. Another fact- over 80 people showed up to a board meeting when discussing a new AD, yet only a handful showed up when teachers, counselors, and administrators were being moved around last year. Another fact- the same school board members who were wanting to hire outside the district when looking for an AD are perfectly happy to hire within the district when it is a pre-K/K principal with no certification. How are these facts?

Anonymous said...

I get my facts from the husband and wife team that runs the district.

Anonymous said...

Guess what people? All principals start out as teachers. It's really a poor system in general. Usually the people who are the best teachers become principals, a perfect example of the Peter Principle. A certificate does not make a principal. They should actually be required to go to business school and learn management, accounting, finance, and HR.

In the hospital system, the administrators are not former doctors & nurses. These people start out, with a college degree in administration & work their way up the ladder.

The educational system, on the other hand, is completely archaic.

Anonymous said...

You overlook the primary criteria for becoming a principal or superintendent - you must be a coach! This may be changing but it has certainly been the source of most administrators in Texas for quite some time.

Anonymous said...

okay 9:12. just finished my mid-management (principals certification) and the majority of the classes focused on finance, management skills, along with curriculum and instruction. if someone has started this type of program they may receive a waiver to start being a principal before they are fully certified. don't necessarily agree with the early waiver, but that is where we are in the state of texas today. a lot of first year teachers are on emergency certification because of the shortage of teachers in this state.

Anonymous said...

11:35... Shortage of teachers??? You are kidding right?! Have you been in a hole the past year and a half and missed out on all of the teacher layoffs that have happened due to "budget cuts"? The way things are sounding, the reason for budget cuts in Wise County is due to mismanagement in our school systems. Teachers are not getting raises to cover their healthcare cost increases but Superintendents who are making 3 times the amount are. I guess it is still all about who you know...