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3.09.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • The Bacon Rating System guy might hate me this morning. 
  • Breaking economic news: Unemployment stays at 8.3% but the U.S. added 227,000 jobs in February.  It keeps turning around.
  • That Kony 2012 campaign took off even more yesterday, but it did give rise to some criticism of the masses who suddenly care. Those critics fired off: "Watch a 30 minute youtube video. Suddenly become a social activist" and "Before you can protest Kony, you have to be able to find Uganda on a map."
  • The big health news yesterday came from the Surgeon General who reported that one in five high school students smoke cigarettes. I don't believe that (and I can back that up with absolutely no proof whatsoever.)
  • A Fort Worth cop was fired yesterday for looking at porn at work. There may be worst ways for the world to find out that you are fired, but that's got to be right up there.
  • Watched a little bit of the local morning news on Channel 8 this morning. Still painful but that blond weather gal is kind of hot. Edit: Might have been the traffic gal. 
  • "I love my family. Potato, potato, potato." - Final words of Robert Towery who was executed last night by the State of Arizona. (I have no idea what that means, but it's kind of funny.)
  • There was a story this week that gun sales had increased because people "feared" the President's re-election and what he might do to gun control laws. Everyone was acting like this was big news when the same knuckleheads did the same thing four years ago.
  • I actually don't mind the rotten weather this weekend. It'll make next weekend even better because it always feels like Spring with the first weekend of March Madness (plus we'll have the extra hour of daylight.)
  • Reminder for the Liberally Lean Pick 'Em Tourney with the Top Prize being a $100 Visa card provided by Chris Miller's Farmer's Insurance Agency in Bridgeport . (No other merchant stepped up yesterday which clearly proves there is a malfunction in their Bang For Buck/Advertising Dollar Analysis.)
  • Edit: A Decatur attorney who wishes to remain nameless (but who is named "Paul Belew") just called and said he will donate a LeBron James signed Miami Heat jersey complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.) "I won it at a silent auction and now I hate the guy."  Double edit: It's now sitting on my desk. 
  • A cameraman on one of those tall cranes almost got hit by a golf ball yesterday at this week's PGA event. (Video.)
  • Ticket Fans: Bob Sturm revealed on the T.C. and Jake Podcast that program director Bruce Gilbert wanted to hire Arnie Spanier instead of Dan McDowell back in the 1990s but a contract issue prevented it from happening.  Gilbert has since moved on to 105.3 The Fan where Spanier now works. 
  • Pat Robertson said yesterday he favored the legalization of marijuana. A faithful reader sent me a photo of billboard for the Olive Garden Carino's suggesting that Robertson might have simply been confused. It read, "Legalize Marinara."



54 comments:

Anonymous said...

To quote Fox News' Juan Williams:
"During President Bush’s last full month in office, December 2008, the economy lost 779,000 jobs. More jobs were lost that month than in any other single month in the previous 60 years. The GDP, the measure of all economic activity in the country, dropped by an unprecedented 9 percent in the final quarter of 2008."
We are now consistently adding 200,000+ jobs--or a net change of about +1,000,000 jobs a month under Obama, and the economy is growing.

Anonymous said...

Obama scare is creating jobs here in the U.S. while Bush and Cheney saw them go overseas under their regime. Cheaper than dirt reports record gun sales. Smith and Wesson firearms are selling like hotcakes, which is fueling their factory here in the United States. They can't stock enough M&P 15's.

Anonymous said...

Durham drivers have reported DPS pulling them over to do safety checks after the Carbon Monoxide incident. Go DPS! Durham keeps putting band aids on our buses instead of repairing them correctly. The mechanics there in the shop are jerks!

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left to Right
1 out of 5
1.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Girl in red
2 out of 5

1 out o5
1 out of 5

Noting good today BG. We will need a great Pic me up.

Anonymous said...

Arnie Spanier makes me want to clean my ears with an icepick.

BigTex said...

"Ticket Fans: Bob Sturm revealed on the T.C. and Jake Podcast that program director Bruce Gilbert wanted to hire Arnie Spanier instead of Dan McDowell back in the 1990s but a contract issue prevented it from happening. Gilbert has since moved on to 105.3 The Fan where Spanier now works."



They are all yankees and need to go back to yankee land. The Sports Princess was better than these jerks, and she was AWFUL.

BigTex said...

"There was a story this week that gun sales had increased because people "feared" the President's re-election and what he might do to gun control laws. Everyone was acting like this was big news when the same knuckleheads did the same thing four years ago."


Better to be safe than sorry.

Anonymous said...

I bet we would have five times as many new jobs if our president weren't so hostile to free enterprise!

And does the Republican Congress get any credit for this....after all, most people considered the 2010 election to be a restraining order against Obama

Anonymous said...

no mention of the wreck last nite in the update..last i heard life flight was enroute to pick up one person unconscience..any update on victims?

Anonymous said...

That would be Carino's, not Olive Garden, that wants to legalize marinara.

The billboard in Denton has been up for months.

Anonymous said...

Check out Pinterest under the Humor section. There are some very funny cartoons about the Kook 2012 saga.

wordkyle said...

Unemployment at 8.3%? Hardly. Obama-friendly CNBC reports that when those who have stopped looking for work are actually counted, unemployment is 14.3%. As CNBC says: "Those not looking for jobs are simply not counted in the official jobless rate. The rate is thus treated with skepticism as an accurate gauge for measuring the job market's health."

The "those not counted" segment of the actually unemployed has reached record numbers in recent years thanks to the historic collapse of the labor force percentage rate under Obama. It's easy to appear as though you have unemployment under control when you simply refuse to count more and more unemployed people.

Triple Fake... said...

I think what you saw on Channel 8 this AM was blond traffic gal. Blond traffic gal is always a welcome substitute because she is hot and very blond, and I find Alexa annoying.
I don't think blond weather gal (Colleen Coyle) was there because I remember seeing Greg Fields. Very easy to distinguish the yin from the yang

Happy Friday!

Anonymous said...

Suggestion- Winner gets to choose between gift card and LeBron jersey and runner-up gets the other.

Anonymous said...

Bruce Gilbert didn't exactly move on to the Fan from the Ticket. He was an ESPN program director for about 10 years before the Fan was started.

Anonymous said...

Potato, potato, potato when spoken sorta makes a sound of a Harley Davidson while idling. Try it.

Anonymous said...

8:38, the economy started crashing in 2008 when Obama went ahead of McCain in the polls prior to the election. The downhill slide accelerated as we got close to the inauguration. The Democrat's Community Reinvestment Act was the underlying cause of the crash. The election of Obama was the straw the broke the back of the economy. Least we forget history and the truth I thought you might consider this instead of getting your education from the liberal news media.

Anonymous said...

RTG'S: Sensory overload!!!

Anonymous said...

you ain't really liberal..you won't even let someone say handjob on a friday..wtf..?

Anonymous said...

They are not very pretty seperate but all together I would do them.

Rtgs

Anonymous said...

Barry,

Wise Liquors ( Bridgeport ) will
donate a liter of Crown Royal to
the last place finisher. I am a conservative, but this being a leftist blog we can figure loser
is entitled. Email me @
bourbonandbeef@earthlink.net
if any questions.

Jeff Hampton

Anonymous said...

Laughing at the thought of blog readers near and far mumbling, "potato, potato, potato" at their desks...

The Devil said...

Crown Royal for a DFL trophy, who'da thunk it!!!I might consider tanking my bracket but I know so little about college hoops I might actually win.

Anonymous said...

2 chicks on left sucking in their guts and holding their breath.

Anonymous said...

Your RTG picture might support the "1 in 5 high school students smokes" statistics:

6 girls, 1 cigarette

(Granted they're college girls; but when do you think she started smoking?)

Anonymous said...

The Messenger should replicate the Lufkin on line newpaper, pretty cool and love the tags, kept me busy for a few hours

Anonymous said...

10:10
Better check your facts. The ecomony started crashing in the spring of 2008. Bush introduced the 700 billion dollar bail out bill in August and it was voted on and passed in September. Senator Obama voted for the bill along with most of congress. It was needed but the flaw was lack of oversight. Obama introduced the stimulus bill in Feb. of 2009. The ecomony has been improving consistently (but slowly) since late 2009.

Anonymous said...

It might be a shock to the less infromed but the tactic of saying Obama would take your guns was the genius of the arms and ammuntion industry. Check with Bridgeport Guns and Ammo and they will tell you that Obama wants to outlaw guns, and then show you their selection.

Anonymous said...

Chicken Dan McDowell is a funny guy. He is also a chicken. The great Newy Scruggs proved that.

BigTex said...

You left out that the gun buyers are all black. They don't trust that Oreo, Obama.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahmeKnYHHPI

Anonymous said...

11:02 is correct. 10:10 is off. My guess is that 10:10 has such a hate for our President that s/he is willing to dream up facts.

Anonymous said...

I guess not enough silicon & peroxide for Bacon.

Triple Fake... said...

I'm thinking they didn't let the Death Row inmate finish his thought:
"po-tay-to
po-tah-to
to-may-to
to-mah-to
let's call the whole thing off. Can we please just call the whole thing off??"

Triple Fake George Gershwin

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, or Newt Gingrich facing Ahmadinejad when they are scared to death of Rush Limbaugh?

uncle wally

John Holmes' Ghost said...

From the left, randy girls 2 through 4 are hot! But for my money, I'd take the really smiley one... She'd work it best.. HM HMMMMMM.

Anonymous said...

11:47
Funny, funny, funny. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone on here had a sense of humor??!!

Anonymous said...

I doubt if the gun buyers in Wise County are black.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea WISE County was actually the whole USA.

Damn, learn something new everyday.

Anonymous said...

Obammy said that Uganda was one of the 57 states.

Anonymous said...

Re: 8:38, 11:02

The Community Reinvestment Act with subprime lending and the resulting bank failures caused the economic crash. It was not Bush's fault. The Community Reinvestment Act is what put us were we are. It was the fault of the Democrats who passed that legislation. It was the fault of the community activists in Chicago including Barak Obama. See his name on this case:

Case Summary

Plaintiffs filed their class action lawsuit on July 6, 1994, alleging that Citibank had engaged in redlining practices in the Chicago metropolitan area in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. 1691; the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601-3619; the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; and 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982. Plaintiffs alleged that the Defendant-bank rejected loan applications of minority applicants while approving loan applications filed by white applicants with similar financial characteristics and credit histories. Plaintiffs sought injunctive relief, actual damages, and punitive damages.

U.S. District Court Judge Ruben Castillo certified the Plaintiffs’ suit as a class action on June 30, 1995. Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank, 162 F.R.D. 322 (N.D. Ill. 1995). Also on June 30, Judge Castillo granted Plaintiffs’ motion to compel discovery of a sample of Defendant-bank’s loan application files. Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank, 162 F.R.D. 338 (N.D. Ill. 1995).

The parties voluntarily dismissed the case on May 12, 1998, pursuant to a settlement agreement.
Plaintiff’s Lawyers Alexis, Hilary I. (Illinois)
FH-IL-0011-7500 | FH-IL-0011-7501 | FH-IL-0011-9000
Childers, Michael Allen (Illinois)
FH-IL-0011-7500 | FH-IL-0011-7501 | FH-IL-0011-9000
Clayton, Fay (Illinois)
FH-IL-0011-7500 | FH-IL-0011-7501 | FH-IL-0011-9000
Cummings, Jeffrey Irvine (Illinois)
FH-IL-0011-7500 | FH-IL-0011-7501 | FH-IL-0011-9000
Love, Sara Norris (Virginia)
FH-IL-0011-9000
Miner, Judson Hirsch (Illinois)
FH-IL-0011-7500 | FH-IL-0011-9000
Obama, Barack H. (Illinois)
FH-IL-0011-7500 | FH-IL-0011-7501 | FH-IL-0011-9000
Wickert, John Henry (Illinois)
FH-IL-0011-9000

Anonymous said...

Regarding the FW cop... Channel 4 also said he got caught "pleasuring himself" on the job. Disgusting..

Anonymous said...

Yeah! What 2:18 said.

Anonymous said...

I voted for the other guy in '08. I, like most everyone, don't like to lose, but I had voted for "the other guy" in other elections and knew that I would survive until the next one.

The rhetoric about the end of our country as we know it, especially coming from the gun lobby caused me to do something the Saturday after the election that I hadn't done in several years. I went to the Ft Worth Gun Show to see how over the top the panic would be. I am a hunter and gun owner and I used to go to gun shows frequently, but slowly the exhibitors and buyers went from Cabela's to Cheaper Than Dirt, and I just didn't fit into the crowd anymore. But who can resist the potential for entertainment when the herd stampedes, no matter which herd you belong to.

As expected, there were few hunting guns, mostly handguns, "black guns", and their accessories. As far as I could see, the only purchases by the camo/survivalists were anti-Obama t-shirts and bumper stickers. Surprisingly, the majority of people filling out paperwork and purchasing guns were not panic driven white people, or triumphant gangstas as predicted, but middle class black couples buying personal carry handguns.

I can't really explain this, don't know if it has any social significance, and can't even say if this was out of the new gun show norm. But it did show me that I had pre-judged and I know that can be dangerous.

I do hope that I vote for the winner this year though so I don't have to waste a perfectly good Saturday looking for some kind of off-the-wall entertainment to cheer me up.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to inform the black folk including Obama that it's no longer the 60's.

Anonymous said...

"A Fort Worth cop was fired yesterday for looking at porn at work. There may be worst ways for the world to find out that you are fired, but that's got to be right up there."

Worst ways? Really BG? I have never acted like the grammer police before but could not let this one go. Mrs. Coggins must not have been at BHS when you were there. She would have gone all ninja on your butt for that.

Anonymous said...

Man, I am glad I said grammer(sp) police instead of spelling police. I would have really looked stupid..Ha!

Anonymous said...

I have come to the conclusion that Bacon is blind.

Anonymous said...

Wah Wah Wah, The "Liberal News Media." Like the already Limbaughed/Hannitized/Levined/Savaged/Davisist/O'Reillyed/Copelandafided/Crowleycloned/Newsmaxmarxist/Goebbelsist/Bircherbirthers/JoesthePlumberist/ChrisWallaceish/George beWillderish/Palinistic Conservatives listen to it anyway, much less pay attention to it. The "You/Those/Them Conservatives" use it to make a good Conservative stand to create blame for their party shortcomings. In Wise County, it is "Librul Meadya" anyway. The Conservative mind set it to not listen to anything that might cause them to think on their own. It makes them a better Conservative. Just listen and read stuff that you agree with already. No conflicts there. Solid Conservitism. Damn Librul Meadya. That is the problem for sure. Librul Meadya is to blame for the circus Republican debacle going on now. Barnum and Bailey are jealous that their show is not as entertaining. Well, B&B can just blame the Librul Meadya.

Anonymous said...

Quick! All Right-Wingers and NRA brainwashed Nuts! Triple the amount of guns and ammo you already bought in '08. Damn, maybe more. And somebody provide documents of Obama outlawing guns. Wait! Get the official document from Bridgeport Guns and Ammo. Hell, that will be accurate! Tripling all ordnance will be a good start. But of course, don't let you stop from buying all the ammo and guns you need for whatever. I remember this scenario from when Clinton was Prez. I heard a winger say that Bill was going to outlaw guns, Hillary was going to outlaw hunting! Yyaaaaaaa! Scary!!!!! But instead, hunting seasons were greatly extended, and Texas got a permit to carry concealed handguns. Hell, guess the Clintons did not get the memo..... But, buying ammo and guns is good for the US economy, so buy up! I have heard this bullshit about outlawing guns for 50 years. A Conservative Standard. Sounds good too. I would be more afraid of Conservatives taking rights away than Liberals. Conservatives are always meddling in peoples personal life wanting laws to back them up. If we lose the right to arms, it will probably be from a Conservative casting their right leaning will upon others. They love the Constitution as long as they have a bottle of liquid paper in hand. And you dumbasses scared by the Right-Wing Rheteric of the year changing to 2000, buy them cases of spam, gasoline, power plants, bottled water, canned food, and booze to stockpile agin. Good for the US. You can never be too prepared to protect yourselves from stupidity, and don't forget the extra ammo.

Anonymous said...

Are those figures "Saved or created" ? You can attribute the economic collapse during bushes last few months to the subprime lending fiasco that ended up with so many banks being sold because of their toxic assets (thank you democrats). Obama on the other hand had a filibuster proof majority in both houses and all he did was take over the automobile and health care industry. Not to mention his epa is regulating without congressional approval that will effectively cause refineries and power plants to close because of the cost to retro fit to new standards. Now he wants to subsidize the electric car industry(no one wants them that's why Chevy scrapped the volt). You can attribute obamas numbers to the fact that he's just inept. He wants higher energy costs (he said they would necessarily sky rocket under his plan) . And he wants the government to decide what you buy, wear, eat, and breathe. No thank you. In November we will fire this joker and out someone in office that has a clue.
-Ryan

Anonymous said...

2:28 What blather! I personally don't want filthy air, water or food. The banking fiasco was caused by banks. Banks that pushed loans on unworthy borrowers then sold those loans to Fannie & Freddie so they could make more goofy loans and big profits. Our gas prices are still 1/2 of most other countries. Electric cars are still down the road but they will become more available and efficient. Natural gas fleets will increase when diesel gets more expensive. Our country will evolve over time with this president's help. You may continue to collect guns and ammo - legally. The goofy right-wing has run its course. Obama and the House will turn back to forward thinking members. Get used to it.

Anonymous said...

You idiots who gather your sense of reality from CBS, ABC and CNN, here is the truth about Fannie, Freddie, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and the economic crash:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123137220550562585.html

Anonymous said...

5:14 And your source of economic information is - Karl Rove?! Rove is a skilled political hack - not an economist. He has no academic background - not even an undergraduate degree - in anything!

Anonymous said...

11:14, so you have a degree in liberal arts (aka Sandbox) and Rove is an uneducated man who is published in the Wall Street Journal. There will always be greater and lesser persons than yourself. To deny that the Community Reinvestment Act was not the underlying cause of the recession does not make good sense. Try reading more to further your education rather than play your amature political hate game.

http://www.cato.org/pubs/regulation/regv17n4/vmck4-94.pdf