2.29.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • An Arlington teacher is arrested after having an Improper Relationship with two eighteen year old students. That was "two."
  • Dang it, Romney won Michigan. But it was close enough for Santorum to keep the pressure on.
  • And if  conservative Texas Republicans hadn't gotten greedy when redrawing Congressional maps, Santorum would have easily won our state's primary next week and received a ton of momentum. But those maps led to lawsuits (and a new map yesterday) which pushed the Texas primary back to May. 
  • The ring leader of the famed Texas Seven - escapees from TDC which led to the murder of an Arlington Irving, Texas police officer - will be executed tonight. One interesting note is that a reporter for WFAA Channel 8 will watch the execution.
  • I was completely insensitive to not thinking of bagofnothing.com and his new baby when I asked about "whatever happened to SIDS" the other day. He knows.
  • I finally ordered an iPhone 4S.  I've had a 3GS for about three years but it now won't hold a charge for more than 15 minutes if I'm using it. I know Apple will announce a new iPad in a few days, but I haven't heard about the imminent release of a new phone.
  • Mrs. LL swears up and down the Android phone operating system is better.
  • The atmosphere in the Montague County courthouse is just odd. Not particularly friendly but not particularly intimidating. My biggest complaint about the judicial system is when government officials have a work pattern that is based first on foremost on their convenience. Wise County has always been good about avoiding that flaw.
  • Is there any significant historical event that happened on Leap Year's Day?
  • Me to Mrs. LL after watching a portion of a school band recital last night and enthusiastically applauding: "Well, I'm going to go to the bathroom and keep on walking." Her: "You're kidding." Me: "Well, is the Eighth Grader in the House going to play in any other segment?" Her: "Her group hasn't played yet."
  • In 2010, less that 2% of all felony cases in Texas resulted in a jury trial. The remainder were disposed of by plea bargain or dismissal. 
  • Another reason I think the Ticket Warrant Roundup Weekend is a bluff.  Since they announce the specific two days of the roundup, people with warrants just wouldn't open the door if the cops came knocking. There isn't an officer in the world who is going to break down a door to execute a Class C traffic ticket warrant. 
  • The Mav's Lamar Odom is like the pilot opposite Tom Cruise in the opening of Top Gun.  He was fantastic (as a Laker) until the MIG  almost got him (being traded) but after that he couldn't even land a plane (shoot a basket) because he's traumatized.




79 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
NO NO
1 out of 5
Not a good start to the day BG.

Anonymous said...

It was an Irving Police Officer, Aubrey Hawkins.

Anonymous said...

Poor Mitt. He just keeps batting down the "anyone but Mitt" crowd, but a new one seems to arise.

Now all the talk about a brokered convention.

250 million won't even buy respect these days.

Anonymous said...

Cant believe the Rivas turd lasted that long. Should have been put out long ago.

Anonymous said...

The Top Gun reference is a reach. Shame Barry Shame

Anonymous said...

I would think most of the ticket warrant people have warrant for much worse offenses also. The officers have knowledge of who are the dangerous ones and they will knock down doors.

Anonymous said...

Eighth Grade Band Recital = Beat Down

Remote Controller said...

The new ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android operating system is fantastic. I have it on my phone and tablet.

The previous honeycomb had a few glitches and wouldn't flow as well as the iPhone's. However, the new ICS is stable and a lot more aesthetically pleasing.

Anonymous said...

My biggest complaint about the judicial system is... THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM ITSELF?

DEMOCRATS: "Dang it, Romney won Michigan."
REPUBLICANS: "Whoopee!!!"
HARDWORKING AMERICANS: "I wonder who will screw us the least?"

There isn't an officer in the world who is going to break down a door to execute a Class C traffic ticket warrant... Unless you live in a police-state county, like Wise.

Anonymous said...

I believe the SIDS deaths are down now because they are better able to find more exact causes. Have you noticed that even in our area there seems to be a larger amount of babies being smothered by a parent cause the baby is sleeping with them? They roll over on them! In our county we have some pretty hefty parents...ugh!
I agree that small babies sleep better on their tummies. If they are able to lift their head and no object are there to smother them they should be fine, unless they have a breathing problem, and this should be obvious enought to know not to lay them on their tummies or backs. Lay them on their sides.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, were accused of witchcraft in Salem.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

The randy girl looks almost like Michelle B, just not as busty.

She's not bad. I'd hit it, but then...

Anonymous said...

I'm just here for the Bacon RTG grading.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the nephew will be busy tonight at TDC. Glad I don't have his job.

On another note, I'm due for a phone upgrade. Watching for comments on Blackberry, Android Vs IPhone.

Learning a Little Law said...

Notable events on Feb. 29th:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29

Anonymous said...

On this day in 1960, the Casbah was litterally "rocked". The city of Agadir and community of Casbah in Morroco were reduced to ruins by earthquake and tsunami.

BigTex said...

Kwame Kilpatrick, Barack Obama, same person, different name. Typical niggers.

Anonymous said...

barry , please dont post btex's posts. he is totally idiot. prolly from newark

Anonymous said...

For the good of the world and just plain common decency, can you block Big Tex?

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of a band "recital"... Piano recital yes. Band concert...yes.

Long term musician

Anonymous said...

Yes, Iphone 5 is on the way!

Anonymous said...

Superphones are now rolling out (like Samsung Galaxy Note, among others); combining phone with tablet. Don't buy an IPhone or similar right now, until Apple catches up and goes for the combo itself. IPhone 4 is a dino right now.

Anonymous said...

Big Tex has commented at the Star-Telegram under various names for a long time.

His avatar or user pic is always of a couple murdered by a black person.

Anonymous said...

BiG Mex is pure Rhome truck stop trash.

Anonymous said...

Barry can you block anyone who uses the not-word "prolly"

Anonymous said...

Its Mzchief, not Big Tex

Anonymous said...

Wonder if anyone will wish they'd had a teacher like the dude from Arlington.

Anonymous said...

10:32 AM

That couple was toutured, raped, and murdered by a gang of blacks. Get your facts straight.

BigTex said...

Anonymous said...
"For the good of the world and just plain common decency,"





Tell that to the filthy homosexuals.

Katy Anders said...

So your stat says that 98% of criminal defendants end up with a plea or dismissal.

Presumably, nothing's changed regarding the old jailhouse statistic of 100% of convictions being explainable by "My attorney screwed me!"

el chupacabra said...

Gioacchino Rossini, Italian composer (William Tell, The Barber of Seville) was born on Leap Day.

Anonymous said...

I like my RTGs with no stretchmarks. Thanks.

Rage

BigTex said...

Anonymous said...
10:32 AM

That couple was toutured, raped, and murdered by a gang of blacks. Get your facts straight.




Black gangsta thugs are robbing, raping and murdering thousands of whites in this country every year, and the liberal media hides it by not telling the color of these filthy animals. The Nazi's hid the murdering of jews also. Same thing,different time.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

had BB, iPhone, Windows, and played with Android.

iPhone is the winner for me, Hand's down. Not even close.

YMMV.

Anonymous said...

Have always enjoyed Apple products (except the Lisa - just too clunky). But prefer Android for my phone choice. Apple set the bar with iPhone & Android improved on it. Not a perfect package (darn you Google), but a mighty fine OS for smart phones IMO.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Rage, Your army buddies gave you stretch marks.

Anonymous said...

Kwame Obammy

Anonymous said...

Barry,

I think you might be referring to Cougar. He got shaken up at the beginning and couldn't land his plane. Subsequently, Maverick and Goose got to go to Top Gun because Cougar turned in his wings. It's sad that I know this...

Also, I agree with those who think you should ban Big Tex. I've read this blog for 4 years now and usually enjoy the banter between MzChief, WordKyle, Rage, etc. but this person is either in it simply for shock value or really is an ignorant racist. Either way, its annoying and lowers the overall appreciation of the blog.

Anonymous said...

Bacon....1 out of 5? Really, I agree it's no 5 but a 1? You must have gotten a piece last night to grade 'em like that today.

Anonymous said...

You will love the Iphone4S - Im on Sprint and was having difficulty choosing it over the Android.
However I am extremely happy with the Iphone4S!!!!

Anonymous said...

Theories on what's "Big" about Tex? Anyone?

Anonymous said...

I think I wait until my iPhone is doing what BGs is doing then replace it.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Katy Big Tex there all ole Catfish

Anonymous said...

11:48

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/bvvc.pdf

Table 5, bottom of page 5, left hand side. The statistics cover 2001-2005. I left out American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian/Pacific Islanders and Hispanic/Latinos to simplify the discussion.

Couple of points...

About 78% of crime against blacks was committed by another black person or persons.

About 70% of crime against whites was committed by another white person or persons.

About 15% of crime against whites was committed by a black person or persons.

About 11.5% of crime against blacks was committed by a white person or persons.

The numbers say you are much more likely to be the victim of a crime from a person or persons from your own race than you are from a person or persons from another race.

The reality is you are much more likely to be victimized by someone from your own race than another race no matter what race you are.

Anonymous said...

OMG No wonder people hate black people.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/newsom.asp

Anonymous said...

I have a CHL. I don't care what race you are.

Anonymous said...

1:03 PM

...And gun-toting flag-waving country boys report that, for some reason, they are NEVER victims...

Anonymous said...

1:16 PM

And it's shocking that this wasn't considered a "hate crime". I guess white folk are only capable of hate crimes...

Anonymous said...

In addition to 1:16, and the biased liberal left leaning media for not reporting this horrific black on white crime on national news.

Consilium ac prudentia said...

Big Tex, your racist rants and hateful comments are precisely what drives the left to denigrate those of us on the right with accusations that everyone on the right is a racist, homophobic, xenophobic, bigoted, sexist, intolerant "hater". Your rants are not helpful in creating intelligent discourse.

BigTex said...

11:48, Tell that study to the little white girl that was kidnapped ,beaten and raped by the black thug in Frisco last week. And can you tell me the last time a white man raped or murdered a black in DFW?



History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anonymous said...

White folks don't rape blacks because bestiality is illegal in Wise county. That is, unless you're a got farmer...♫

Anonymous said...

...GOAT.

Kill me now.

Anonymous said...

My best dog is named Toby. Does that make me racist?!?! I just love that little black mongrel.

Anonymous said...

2:35 The simple fact of representing the "left" and "intelligent discourse" in the same paragraph is the problem.

Anonymous said...

2:36

If you are talking about Bethany Stroud, there are questions about her story being fact or fiction.

The jury is still out on that one.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the couple in Big Tex's photo did to egg on the people that killed them.

Rage

BigTex said...

Big Tex, your racist rants and hateful comments are precisely what drives the left to denigrate those of us on the right with accusations that everyone on the right is a racist, homophobic, xenophobic, bigoted, sexist, intolerant "hater". Your rants are not helpful in creating intelligent discourse.




Yeah, they called MLK some bad names also. If I was you, I would not care what a bunch of welfare crackheads and insane sex perverts had to say about anyone.

Meanwhile, another white has just been robbed, raped or murdered by a black in the USA.

Anonymous said...

They were rear-ended, Rage. You know what that is don't you? Wink Wink ;)

Anonymous said...

Bethany Stroud is covering up the actual truth which is, in my opinion, SHE LIED.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Big Tex I don't like Messican or Niggers, or Obammy

Anonymous said...

Big Tex is actually a liberal using over the top racist crap to bring about prejudice against the right. Trust me, no body that ignorant can spell at all unless they are faking it.

I'm suspicious that it is actually BG's pen name and this is how he vents his latent bubba tendencies

Anonymous said...

I thought the Top Gun thing was ok. I just disagree with the "traumatized" part. I think Lamar is WANTING to get cut so he can get back to LA muy pronto.

Anonymous said...

3:44

And scores of whites are committing crimes against other whites and scores of blacks are committing crimes against other blacks.

There are also some white folks committing crimes against black folks. In fact, one could argue whites have been committing crimes against blacks for centuries.

Your argument that blacks commit the majority crimes against whites doesn't hold water when compared to the facts.

Take up another cause, buddy.

Anonymous said...

Seeing "The Help" gave me total respect for blacks in that era.


Today's blacks, HELL NO.

Anonymous said...

Big Tex may want to check out this story.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/doctors-rebuild-man-dented-forehead-using-own-body-200151321.html

Anonymous said...

4:30 Where did you see anybody on this blog actually state that blacks commit the majority crimes against whites?

I sure hope you not one of those lefties. You folks sure like to stretch and twist the truth.

You can quote me on that.

Anonymous said...

Whites rob blacks?!?!?! What the hell for, food stamps???

BigTex said...

http://www.jfox.neu.edu/Documents/Fox%20Swatt%20Homicide%20Report%20Dec%2029%202008.pdf

"There are also some white folks committing crimes against black folks."



I think you are lying. Could you please direct me to a story in the local news of a white robbing,raping or murdering a black in the last year here in DFW.

Would you like me to direct you to some stories of whites being robbed,raped and murdered by blacks here in DFW?

Anonymous said...

5:13

Wise county has a black population of just over 1% according to the US Census of 2010.

Assuming your argument is blacks are the cause of the majority of the crimes, shouldn't Wise County be nearly crime free? Yet people are in the Wise County jail for some strange reason, and I'm sure there is at least one outstanding arrest warrant, and there sure is a lot of activity at the courthouse, and I know for a fact there has been one alleged murder at a residence between Bridgeport and Paradise(white on white, btw).

There is also the recent case where a white guy from Bridgeport was convicted of running over a white police officer from Bridgeport.

Fact...whites are more likely to be victims of white criminals than black criminals. 70%

Fact...blacks are more likely to be victims of black criminals than white criminals. 78%

White folks looking for the "bad guy" who happens to be black(15%) is only a few percentage points greater than the "bad guy" being white and the victim being black(11.5%)

Anonymous said...

5:13

11.5% Straight from the US Justice Department statistics.

I'm sure the percentage is higher down around Jasper.

Anonymous said...

From one Dad to another...

Bubear...

Enjoy the concerts now. Appreciate them. In a few years, they will be off to college at Baylor.

No...wait....UNT.

No...wait....law school at Baylor.

Allegedly.

Double Fake Abner McCall, BIG Abner McCall

Anonymous said...

mind freak

Anonymous said...

iPhone 5 is due in October! 4S is a great phone better than Android overall! Both systems have their pluses but IOS 5 plus Apple hardware makes it the champion! It will last longer than other phones. Like comparing a Mercedes to a Chevy! iPad 3 will be announced next week!

Anonymous said...

I swear. I laugh out loud at following your "curb your enthusiasm moments....((band recital story) .....
Cmoore, cibolo tx.

BigTex said...

" Assuming your argument is blacks are the cause of the majority of the crimes, shouldn't Wise County be nearly crime free?"


Wise County nearly is crime free compared to Fort Worth or Dallas where they have a much larger % of blacks. Can you imagine the murder rate here if Wise Country was 10% blacks. In 2009 there was almost 10,000 murders in the US. 50% of them were comitted by blacks, and them being only 12% of the pop. of the country. I never said blacks commited the majority of crime. But I don't really trust these numbers given to us by our government, and I don't think you should either. Just look around you, read the news. You will see who is murdering who.

Oh, would you be so kind as to point out a murder or rape committed by a white on a black here in DFW in the last year? I can only find the black on white murders. I mean I remember the one in Jasper a decade ago. Surely there must be some white on black murders and rapes commited here in DFW last year. I really do hope our government is not lying to us. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Consentual sex with an 18 year old should NOT be a felony. Sure, make it a misdemeanor. We've gone nuts making every damn thing into a felony, these days.

Anonymous said...

mind freak

Anonymous said...

Ok BG this comment section has gotten crazy today. But I would like to see a (on its own)opinion on the iphone vs andriod. Perhaps we could manage to stay on topic?