3.02.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Finally found Siri on my iPhone, and it is wildly fascinating. I speak "Tell my wife that I'm on my way home" and a text message appears of "I'm on my way home" with Siri now asking if I want to send it right away to Mrs. LL. I mean, it actually works.
  • I really didn't follow much of Andrew Breitbart but from what I saw yesterday, he wasn't exactly a kind soul.
  • Star-Telegram shuts down its Austin bureau (although I didn't know it had one.)
  • Shocking joke by a federal judge. Shocking story because the lady is kind of hot.
  • It's Texas Independence Day.  The signature page of the Declaration of Independence had a squiggly line down the middle of it like a doodle.
  • George Will says neither Romney or Santorum "seems likely to be elected" President this Fall. As of right now, I think he's right. 
  • Why is half of my DVR taken up with Dance Moms?
  • The Mav's emotionally crippled Lamar Odom will play on the team's "D-league" team in Frisco over the weekend "to get his legs back" before rejoining the team.  If the guy pouts like a third grader left for summer camp when he plays at the American Airlines Center, what's he going to feel playing in that spare league?
  • The Messenger has a lot of ticky-tacky rules about what they will put in obituaries, but I'm stunned that they print them for free. 
  • Shattered dreams: Records show 1,265 college football players have hired agents for the upcoming NFL draft. Approximately 255 will be drafted. 
  • Everyone else in my home to me: "Did you see the scary clown in Walmart who was hiding from gay guys?" Me: "No." Them: Uncontrollable knee-slapping laughter.   (There were so many things wrong with that moment, I can't begin to list them.)
  • I'm not sure I understand the bus drivers at Northwest (who work for Durham Transportation) taking a vote to unionize. If there are only 125 of them, it seems like Northwest could look for other alternatives to Durham if they try to get strong armed.



63 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYBODY!!!

Katy Anders said...

Clowns are sticklers for Leviticus, so I can understand why it (he?) was hiding.

That's why God loves clowns so much.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
3 out of 5
Not bad BG but I think you can do better with a pick me up.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing Repubs hate Obama, yet nominate candidates who make Mike Dukakis seem like a genuine fellow.

However, it does make some sense in that there is an entire media industry (Rush, Hannity, etc.) on the right that does much better when a Democrat is in office, so they have a vested interest in pushing unelectable candidates.

Anonymous said...

The Obama joke was about the position she was in when the little boy was being conceived. Its not a new joke. Its been around for a while using different charactors. Lighten up.

Anonymous said...

I was hiding with the clown and when I asked him what his name was he said,"my name Barry, and you didn't see nothin" and then he slipped me a jumbo bag of doritos.

Anonymous said...

Wow check out that kid in the Mess-upper update that broke his childs arm! Wise Co's finest, right there...

Anonymous said...

You have a lot of nerve speaking that way about Breitbart, when he did a lot of good in terms of journalism.....ESPECIALLY stuff stuff the mainstream press refused to do because of their own ideological biases.

If you're to use the term "not exactly a kind soul," then use it on someone like Bill Maher....or anybody on MSNBC.

Anonymous said...

who in the f put this monkey in charge of me..?

Anonymous said...

Oh how chapped our President must be...a sitting Federal Judge making a joke about his momma and thanks to the Constitution, there isn't a darned thing he can do about it. Of course the Judge can quit as a result of public pressure, but what he ought to do is tell every single one of those outraged groups presently calling for his resignation, remind them that sending out an offensive e-mail doesn't qualify as "treason, Bribery or any other high crimes and misdemeanors" (the constitutional basis for impeachment of a Federal Judge) and then tell them to go piss up a rope.

wordkyle said...

What 9:19 said.

Triple Fake... said...

"Why is half of my DVR taken up with Dance Moms?"

You already know why. Your query is just a plea for balance that will go unanswered.
The estrogen level in your house is rising as fast as claims of rising sea levels, and will continue rising for years to come. I hope you watched the "Cycle" episode of Modern Family the other day because that's likely to be your future reality. Have you got a toolshed where you can retreat (the garage won't do)? Supply it with snacks and water...and make sure you have interwebs there

Anonymous said...

"When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression..."

That is something to ponder over and live by, too bad it ain't really like that. We need another revolution- this gov't is ripping the country apart at the seams.

Anonymous said...

Don't give the Messenger any ideas about charging for Obits.

Anonymous said...

Bacon, you moron! She's gorgeous and I'm a girl!

Anonymous said...

9:19

Quit crying cry baby.

Anonymous said...

Durham drivers at NWISD need a Union. It used to be a good paying job, but greedy school boards have contracted out Bus Driving, Food Services, and Janitorial work to third party contractors and our kids are the one who suffers. No longer do these people get good pay that they will spend in the community. Instead we get people like the masturbating janitor who died from asphyxiation at the Prairie View Elementary school in Rhome (NWISD) who they hired as a low wage contractor. Great job there NWISD school board. It's time to make these jobs school jobs with retirement again. The days of the lunch lady, bus driver, and janitor that you knew and was a part of your community is gone! They have been replaced with the lowest bidder due to corporate greed.

Anonymous said...

I still find it interesting that so many people that are anti Obama can't seem to criticize him without bringing race into it. (and then claim that they are not racist).

Anonymous said...

Geez Barry, very disappointed in you. As a champion of the common man, you should have been the first one to welcome the drivers to better themselves under the out of touch school board of NWISD. They pay a insulting wage and benefits to the people who haul the most precious cargo of all, while they pay Karen Rue almost 300 grand a year to drop off a card in Austin's Capital supporting cuts to school funding to the Senate finance committee, which includes her own kids!

Anonymous said...

Barry,

You missed this "And Another."


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108681/Teacher-sex-student-car-exchanged-12-000-texts-months-called-precious-angel-him.html?ICO=most_read_module

Anonymous said...

Every comment I've read that angrily defends Michael Breitbart - every single one of them - adds something like "he reported the stories the mainstream media refused to because of their bias."

Gary the Graboid said...

BG--we both agree that Sheriff Joe is a jerk but you have to give him a rimshot for the "different breed" line.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Hot randy girl!

That woman in Arizona... HOT! And you know she gets nasty... i could make a star out of her!

BigTex said...

"Everyone else in my home to me: "Did you see the scary clown in Walmart who was hiding from gay guys?" Me: "No." Them: Uncontrollable knee-slapping laughter."




Jokes about Queers are always funny.

Do you know how to keep a queer in suspense?

I'll tell you later.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Breitbart wasn't exactly a kind soul?

I'll take the truth over kindness any day.

Anonymous said...

9:48
So as not to bring race into a critique of the current President, let us focus on his deficit spending, the manner in which he casually notes the rising spike in gas prices and then says there's nothing that can be done about it until we as Americans have created our own energy independence...when in reality all it would take would be the signing of an executive order that says something along the lines of "because our economy is in a fragile state at present and five or six dollar a gallon gas undermines efforts at recover, until this order is recinded, it shall be a federal offense, punishable by a really, really big fine and the imprisonment of the titular head (whether that person shall be President, CEO or some other title) of any Bank, Lending Institution, Savings and Loan, etc., and/or hedge fund, or oil and gas company or energy service provider to speculate on oil and gas futures in the Stock Market. Then there is his decision to implement a health care system that will exponentially increase the size of government and reduce the effectiveness of health care to rank and file middle class citizens (while ensuring that the riches of the rich can afford the best of the best health care in foreign countries)his continued efforts to squash Christian ideals while elevating other religions (except judism) and his flip flopping on Super Pacs (it was wrong when no super pac wanted to give him money and now that he's raising money for his re-election it is a-ok). There! He sucks and i didn't mention directly or by implication race s single time. Happy now?

Anonymous said...

Big Tex... GO AWAY. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

10:24 But doesn't the truth not spoken/acted/offered in love fail as the Truth?

Anonymous said...

10:42, No.

Anonymous said...

10:29, Your thoughts on stopping the rise of gas prices by outlawing speculation is well and good. The only thing I would suggest is that the speculators must take delivery of the commmodity that they are betting on. I doubt if any of them have a place to store 100 thousand gallons of crude.

Anonymous said...

10:29

Obama hater issue #2

Who was President when gas went to $4 a gallon? (Hint he was not Black). Did he do what you suggest for the good of the country? No. Was he a deficit spender? Yes. Did he put us into a war that is still going on that greatly benefits his main supporters? Yes. If you are going to criticize anybody, you have to use the same measuring scale that has been used for other people in the same position. Obama is far from perfect, but most of the criticizm leveled at him is because he is black and because the people he gives Government money to are not those that were previously getting it.

Anonymous said...

926 that's what the black guy said in the first space mission back in 1961.

Anonymous said...

'A little boy said to his mother; "Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white? His mother replied, "Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!"'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108997/Federal-judge-Richard-Cebull-admits-sending-racist-anti-Obama-e-mail.html#ixzz1nylROzLh

Anonymous said...

Breaking News..Sheriff Joe en route to DC with warrant signed by a judge for the arrest of President Obama..URGENT NEWS>>>>

Anonymous said...

1056 I WISH!

Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe cant even control illegals in his own state.

Anonymous said...

10:51 Interesting rebuttal. Initially it was notedhere on this blog, in a comment, that criticism of our President seemed to always be linked to his race. I challenged that observation by making several critiques of the man that have nothing to do with his race. Rather than concede that point, you focus on our current President's predecessor and his flaws. That's not exactly on point. Did George W. screw up? Oh heavens yes, he did. But that doesn't have squat to do with the fact that our current President is a screw up in each of the ways that i detailed above. my mother used to ask, when as a child i would say i did somethng wrong because a friend did it first, "well, if he jumped off a bridge, would you do that too?" The logic is the same. Does it make Obama right to not take steps to put a stop to oil and gas speculation, just because George W. didn't do it first? Does it make it him right to spend taxpayer money like a drunken sailor just because George W. did it first? What about the price of gas? Does it make him an effective leader when gas goes to $4.00 a gallon on his watch, just because it did the same thing under George W.? Asked a different way with respect to all of the above...If George W. did all of these thing wrong, and let's just concede the point, he did...where's the "change" that was joined at the hip with all that "hope" Obama promised as a candidate? It is time for me to step off the soapbox, but as i do, i am reminded of the words of Dan Aykroyd as pertains to political debates such as this: Jane you ignorant slut...

Anonymous said...

Barry I know you have never had children of your own thus that comment about the bus drivers. First you start defending a county commissioner stealing from us tax payers then side against hard working folks just trying to make a living wage.

Boo .... Hiss ....

Anonymous said...

Prolly gonna need pm pikmeup, Barron

Anonymous said...

two points:

1. After reading the strange story out of Arizona, I am never letting my dog go out unsupervised again.

2. I will never again read the words "pet lover" without snickering.

My Other Brother Darryl

BigTex said...

Barry, you should try and help these poor people.


http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/03/02/3778376/tarrant-grand-jury-indicts-eight.html


Blacks are not scum because they are poor, they are poor because they are scum.

Anonymous said...

11:26, That's because Obammy is bringing law suits to prevent him from doing his job that Obammy was sworn to do. See any irony?

Anonymous said...

10:56, Do you know of a way that we can contribute money to pay for Sheriff Joe's gas to Washington?

Remote Controller said...

BigTex- I am trying to find on your link where it said they were black.

wordkyle said...

1051 - Tsk, tsk. Falling back on the "because he's black" argument doesn't cut it anymore. The high prices for gas under Bush were blamed on his "ties" with "Big Oil." He took a major slam politically for gas prices. You want to exempt Obama from the same consequence because he's black.

Bush and the Republican Congress were criticized from all quarters for their spending. Democrats won elections in 2006 and 2008 because of dispirited Republican voters. Obama won in '08 in large part by criticizing government spending. Then, upon taking office and in conjunction with a Democrat-controlled Congress, he made it worse. You want to exempt Obama from the same consequences the Republicans faced, because he's black.

Obama is not interested in lowering gas prices. Obama is perfectly fine with Americans living a lower standard of living to accomplish his ideological and political goals. That, if for no other reason, is enough to disqualify him for re-election.

Anonymous said...

12:12--if you find out, please message me! I've got a little extra disposable income this month!

BigTex said...

Here you go remote

http://www.wfaa.com/news/consumer/Mansfield-minister-previously-arrested-for-moving-into-neighbors-home-133216183.html


Check out the related stories also. Everyone of them Obama look alikes.

Anonymous said...

11:58

You obviously didn't read the article, understand it or follow current events.

Many people of all races are trying to take advantage of affidavits of adverse possession to acquire abandoned property and make it their own. The trend has increased over the recent years because of the number of abandoned properties awaiting foreclosure due the down turn in the US economy.

This story is nothing more than the authorities cracking down on the folks that are trying to take advantage of loopholes in the law and has no relation to a persons race.

btw, your white robe and pointed hat thingy are ready for you to pick up. We close at 7 on Fridays.

Double Fake Hico Dry Cleaners

Remote Controller said...

wk- The only way to reduce gas prices is to curb demand. The President's office can only affect prices very little.

If you think that Obama is hindering production then why we are producing more oil then we have in nearly 9 years? oh and why are our imports of foreign oil less then 50% now. I think that was the lowest it has been in over a dozen years: eia.gov

I am not saying Obama did any of the above, but he sure as hell hasn't hindered it, if not helped it along.

On your last link, damn those leaders that tell us that if we use without limits then there may be repercussions. Just tell me lies, sweet little lies and everything will be okay.

BigTex said...

Many people of all races are trying to take advantage of affidavits of adverse possession to acquire abandoned property and make it their own. The trend has increased over the recent years because of the number of abandoned properties awaiting foreclosure due the down turn in the US economy.



You are obviously a lying nigger. Everyone of these scumbags were black.

Typical of your kind.

Anonymous said...

I have worn out that clown joke today. Thanks.

Remote Controller said...

BigTex- Why explain, just asked where you found they were all black. man, you really need to here yourself talk don't you?

Anonymous said...

3:45

There is a simple solution to your problem, skip Big Tex posts.

BigTex said...

remote, I was answering double fake hico. Read the comments before you spout off.

Anonymous said...

3:06

Uh....no. I'm not lying nor am I black.

You, however, are obviously a racist moron.

How about providing some of your background like, education, career path, hobbies, favorite toothpaste, so your enlightening comments can be better apreceeated by the readers of this blog.

Double Fake Carlton Maxwell

PS, get to the cleaners by 7 pm if you want to be dressed properly for the "meeting" tomorrow.

wordkyle said...

RC - The President probably can't do much to affect gas prices. But as shown with Bush, he can definitely take a hit politically for them. Especially when his administration has admitted they're perfectly okay with Americans paying high gas prices.

Oil production us up on private and state-controlled land, and down on federally-controlled land. Obama cancelled 77 leases on government land that had already been auctioned off; killed offshore drilling (offshore drilling permits are down 10% when the number ought to be expanding; complaints are that the Obama administration is dragging its feet,) and pushed Congress to end subsidies for oil companies. What exactly would constitute "hindering," in your mind?

Anonymous said...

4:02

You are really, really stupid if you thought your response to the dry cleaner answered Remotes question.

Really.

Anonymous said...

Do we have any quality candidates for the Decatur School Board?

Anonymous said...

6:06

Anybody that supports turf.

Anonymous said...

No we don't it's still the pro sports bunch and all they think about is sports and more sports, It's for they kids ya know.

Anonymous said...

How any of you can defend Bush or Obama is beyond my comprehension. Bush started the spending spree and Obama continued. We got Bush out of office, now it's time for Obama to go. You bunch of fricken idiots! Wake up you stupid chits!!!

Anonymous said...

The criticism of the judge is typical of today's political discussion and is a complete distortion. The joke is in poor taste, but has nothing to do with racial prejudice. It alleges that the mom participated in a wild party where all kinds of sexual acts occurred, and you assume intoxicants were involved by the "from what I remember" part. It implies she was sexually promiscuous, but makes no comparison of "interracial dating to bestiality". If the truth doesn't support your belief, then just make something up. It's a sad time in America, and we are sliding down a steep slope. I fear for our children.

Anonymous said...

BIG TEX sounds like material for the rhome city council, or chico trash collection.