3.23.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Suddenly there's a copy of The Hunger Games in the house. It was being read when I went to bed last night and as I walked out the door this morning. 
  • Craziness in Irving last night. A couple run off the road and vehicle disabled off of Loop 12. A friend comes to pick them up and  parks on the other side of the the road. As the couple runs across the highway, the female ex-passenger is struck by a car. The guy then gets in the vehicle that had stopped and they take off. She's alive. For now. 
  • Our freezer is now acting up. First the hot water heater, now this. 
  • Apparently Tim Tebow had the choice of either going back home to Jacksonville or going to the New York Jets. He chose New York. I bet one day he will tell us that he felt "called" to the epicenter of America. And I bet he does.  
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison defended Planned Parenthood yesterday. I bet she wouldn't have had the guts to to do that if she were running for re-election.
  • No matter where you were in North Texas yesterday evening, that was a fantastic sunset.
  • Our new flowerbed is beautiful but for the two grassy areas in front of it that I destroyed with weed killer. I'm really mad at myself about that. 
  • Finished my book, Manhunt. The co-conspirators of John Wilkes Booth were tried by a military court instead of a civil federal court. And they learned of their death sentences less than 24 hours before it was carried out. 
  • There was one photographer at the executions with his most famous shot of it here.  This one, since it involves a woman, is chilling.
  • Michelle Obama strikes the Heisman pose.
  • I wonder why Nancy Grace won't take up the Trayvon Martin case as her cause? Or do I even have to wonder at all?
  • The City of Bridgeport's phone tree is hosted by a gal with a British accent?
  • I will never visit sweetjack.com because of the ad campaign which can only be described as carpet bombing. (If you know what I'm talking about, you will absolutely agree.)
  • Had a great debate yesterday at the courthouse as to what the public's attitude is about the guy who realizes he is too intoxicated to drive, pulls over to the shoulder and falls asleep with the car running and in park, and later found by a cop. Angry at him for driving in the first place or grateful he pulled over?
  • Another courthouse question: Currently, what is the typical age of a person who truly does not know what a "carbon copy" means?
  • Running for President would be a beating. 

Edit: I dogged sweetjack.com and looked what just snuck past my Gmail spam filter:


41 comments:

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I reckon our boy Bacon will rate her 4.3 or better today.

Anonymous said...

Having you as our president would be a beating!!!

Anonymous said...

I HATE that Cow MooChele Obama, Hate Her Hate Her Hate Her, I hope her and Hilery run into each other and explode into a cloud of fat

Anonymous said...

How about mimeograph machines and onion paper ?

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.5 out of 5
WOW This is the best this week BG GJ.
I guess you know me pretty well SpanishWarDonkey.

Anonymous said...

DON'T RE-NIG IN 2012!!!

Anonymous said...

In your hypothetical, the guy is not driving. P.I. at best. Of course a prosecutor would say he was driving because he was in a car with the engine running. If that's driving, then every person in a vehicle that is running (i.e. plane, train and automobile) is driving the second they enter a running vehicle. Prosecutors and Law Enforcement love to redefine common definitions to fit their agenda so they can get another notch in the career arrest/convictions columns. If they were truly concerned about actual DWI they would mandate a breathalyzer on every vehicle on the road. But you try doing that and the cry of "Invasion of privacy" would be deafening. Screw saving lives, all they really want is the money.

Anonymous said...

8:57 - with hate like that, I expect you'll be the one to explode.

Anonymous said...

9:33 AM

Agreed 100%...

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Manhunt was indeed a great book. I just finished the follow up... "Bloody Crimes" and am not so sure I would reccomend it as much. It is pretty much just the story of Lincolns Funeral in Wash and the Funeral Train journey and the flight, capture, and a brief summary of Jeff Davis Post-bellum life. Both interesting, but when I read it I kinda thought the author was mailing it in. Foote's trilogy does a better job of telling Jeff Davis story. Not sure about Lincoln's funeral train though.

Re-Military trial of conspirators... if there was anything close to a Stanton figure in modern times people would freak out. That guy had power in this country that we can't really comprehend today. Stanton got his executions, just like he wanted.

Cue the beat down you will get with comment after comment about your water heater.

Sweetjack is indeed a beating. I change the station whenever it comes on.

Anonymous said...

It's called being in care, custody and control of the vehicle, as being behind the steering wheel. As long as the vehicle is running and the operator is behind the wheel, that is what you get.

Ricky Vaughan said...

I am currently a Sr. Programmer/Business Analyst, in the Information Technology dept. I have been working as a computer programmer for almost 14 years, with duties which include such things as developing and maintaining computer applications for Domestic Relations Child Enforcement, Direct Court/Drug Court, Pretrial release, Elections, Family Court, and maintaining a website with between 8,000 - 10,000 current active pages.

I am the person at work that organizes a family group campout each spring, and again each fall, for the last 10 years. This has become not only a tradition for my family but, the families of my co-workers as well. I have volunteered my time and services through the years, to the Mid-Cities Athletic Association's Little League Baseball, Cub Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America, and Meals on Wheels.

I have read a few of your blogs about the City of Rhome and thought you might like to know that I agree with your point of view on the Rhome City Council, and therefor have entered the race.

I would like to not only learn a few things but, help Rhome move into a new era. I look forward to future stories on Rhome that cast a better light on the city, with fresh new leadership. Your blog is very well written, and I relly enjoy it. Thanks for everything. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

It is rather obvious that you are pushing Manhunt over a more current book titled Killing Lincoln. Killing Lincoln is Biil O'Reilly's book which you are conveniently ignoring.

Manhunt has 342 reviews at Amazon.

On the other hand, Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln has nearly 3000 reviews.

Case closed.

Anonymous said...

I don't see a woman in that shot at all.

Anonymous said...

The reason Nancy Grace will not take up the cause is likely quite different than you believe. While you are jumping the gun a bit to insinuate it is because he is black. The truth is because he is a Male. She has made a few young african american girls her cause for a few days. Never a Male, never of any color. African American is just not enough of a minority or picked on group, must be female.

Anonymous said...

Ricky, unless you clean up all the corruption , your pissing in the wind! There is so much theft in that city and it's entities.

Anonymous said...

"I have read a few of your blogs about the City of Rhome and thought you might like to know that I agree with your point of view on the Rhome City Council, and therefor have entered the race."

You move your family to Rhome, next thing you know they begin to fratenize with actual people from Rhome.

This leads you to believe your accomplishments are greater than anyone around, because you are in Rhome.

Next thing you know you decide to get involved in Rhome politics....Don't get invloved in Rhome politics....it is like re-enacting scenes of Platoon with Charlie Sheen.

Anonymous said...

BG:

If I go to Calloway's and get some of those Hurrah! petunias for .99, will you come plant 'em for me since you're now a flowerbed pro.
Could be some adult beverage available when your done.

Ricky Vaughan said...

I agree that there has been a small group of people in charge, in the city of Rhome for a long time. It is time for something different, someone with fresh ideas. We must start somewhere. If the people care enough to get out there and vote, we can make a difference.

Anonymous said...

True age of a person who does not know what a carbon copy is? That is a tricky question. A true carbon copy required carbon tissue under a type paper in the beginning of my typing career 45 years ago. That disappeered around 1980. I think that type of cc the correct age would be around 50. But, I am sure formal letters are still being taught to have cc on the bottom listing anyone who gets a copy is noted, but no carbon tissue required..they just email it now...so everyone should really know what cc means by the age of 14 or so, if they still teach letter writin in school.

DF David McCullough said...

10:11 are you trolling?

Apparently, the book is on par with Bill's work on Inside Edition.

A reviewer for the National Park Service's bookstore at Ford's Theatre has recommended that the store pull the book due to "lack of documentation" and "factual errors."

Another review from the Civil War Society said the book contains numerous errors and one passage that is completely untrue.

I don't know about you, but I try to choose the history books that I read based at least to some extent on whether the writer is a real historian.

Ricky Vaughan said...

Maybe the lessons learned from the Family group campouts, will help me survive...

Anonymous said...

10:46 AM

Uh, yeah. Good luck with all that.

Anonymous said...

Come on LL - Sweetjack is a really sweet deal!

Anonymous said...

Gmail let it through your filter on purpose, because they monitor everything you type and use it for their benefit.

O'Reilly fans just like reading about the death of the man who freed black people. Explains why his book is more read by his followers, instead of the book that is written by someone who knows what they're talking about.

Rage

Anonymous said...

SweetJack is like herpes. With you forever. Abhor it.

My Other Brother Darryl

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Worried about BG reading ManHunt over O'Reilly's book?

LOL...

And people wonder why political parties and talk radio suck.

Anonymous said...

Ricky, have you done a search on the "Rhome Development Corp."? You will see that the current city council is making a profit on their inside knowledge.

Ricky Vaughan said...

12:12 Rhome Development Corp

There are a couple of ways to help curtail this type of activity. Get folks to show up at the city council meetings, and vote for who they think would do a better job at representing the city. Install term limits to bring this to a stop.

Anonymous said...

Get you some Tricky Ricky, Ricky/Quale 2012

Anonymous said...

Ricky, are you going to drive around town with your kids and turn in people for silly violations like the current council does in crown point? If not, I will vote for you!

Anonymous said...

Rhome Development Corp - The upgrading of single wides to the double wides in Bywell Estates. Very Cosmopolitian !

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mike Honcho, you are spot-on. Barry needs to put you on retainer as a regular Liberally Lean book reviewer. Agree with your analysis on all books mentioned.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Ricky and that CPA lady should hook up and run to replace all the people that are related to or screwing city employees, ellis folks with southlake penis envy, and anyone named moore or wilson. Then you might have a chance. Might help to introduce yourself also since your not a local cousin lover.

Anonymous said...

Rhome needs a planned parenthood clinic

Anonymous said...

Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn on the Rhome City Council? Fits like a glove!

DF Wille "Mays" Hayes

Anonymous said...

Shake it Ricky! Put some swang in that thang!!!

Ricky Vaughan said...

2:10

I don't think the city council should be driving around looking for code violations. This should be a job for code enforcement. The codes should be what the people vote for, and not what gets passed due to the fact that there is nobody at the city council meeting to see what is going on. If you want something different then, you should talk to your neighbors and let them know the next city council meeting is at 7:00p.m. on April 12th. I think you will be shocked at what you see.

3:07

I hope you are a registered voter!

Anonymous said...

Anybody notice that the superintendent in Boyd keeps empowering his wife to run the show for the district? I guess the blog needs more rep for us here in Boyd! Teachers are being threatened everyday and our school board never notices. He's out of control.

Anonymous said...

I hope you get it instead of that creepy lady who came to my door.

Anonymous said...

12:11, Are you sure you not talking about the Alvord superintendent and his wife?