3.06.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • The trial of the Texas Bernie Madoff has quietly been going on down in Houston over the past couple of weeks. Now that trial of alleged ponzi scheme mastermind Allen Stanford may end up in a mistrial as jurors say they are unable to reach a verdict. I thought the Feds had him. 
  • I'm getting back into audiobooks and have begun Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase For Lincoln's Killer.
  • A boxcutter was found on a commercial plane in Texas yesterday, so Fox 4 had an "aviation expert" on last night to talk about it. He opined there was no way the object could have gotten past TSA screeners. I opine he ain't much of an expert.
  • It's Super Tuesday. It sounds like it is all about Ohio. (And I'll hear that "four dead in O-hio" song all day long in my head.)
  • When I went up to Montague County the other day, the place was littered with huge campaign signs for District Attorney and District Judge. What's going on up there?
  • News broke over the weekend that NFL coach Gregg Williams used to put "bounties"/bonuses out for big hits causing injuries to other players. Yesterday, most sports talking heads said such a practice was "common knowledge" around the league. Really? I've never heard them talk about it.  I think they all just jumped on the common knowledge bandwagon because to do otherwise would make them seem out of the loop. 
  • This morning: "ACCIDENT (Irving/Dallas) Major accident involving motorcycle has WB 183 at Elm Fork Trinity River main lanes closed." Fatality?
  • You know what looks like fun? A small cruise through the harbors of New England. 
  • From the Update: Chico's second year athletic director has been offered a new job. True or not, the school board believes they will have to give him a raise about his $67,980 salary to keep him. He coaches football and only went 4-10 last year, but those four wins came after watching 26 loses in a row. Tough call.
  • People have begun signing up for the Liberally Lean NCAA Tourney (and the funny team names have returned once again.)  Hey, the tournament will start in about a week so sign up. 
  • Sudan won the Girls 1A Texas UIL Basketball Championship last weekend. It would be cool if they nicknamed themselves "The Lost Girls." 
  • The UIL boys basketball tournament is this weekend. That's something I've always said I wanted to go but have never remotely made the effort to do so.
  • I'll admit I'm not rationale or objective when it comes to this Rush Limbaugh controversy. I want that radio empire figuratively burned to the ground. 
  • We used to have trouble with the Neighbor Boys but somehow that war has ended. They even waved the other day. Hope and Change. 



86 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rush had his Joe McCarthy moment.

Anonymous said...

BG,

What is your problem with Rush? I agree that he is a big self grandizing blowhard, but you can't argue with his content. And millions listen to him. Would you have censorship and repression of freedom of speech just because you don't agree with him? That sounds suspiciously close to the reason we had the original revolution in this country.

Anonymous said...

"common knowledge" around the league. Really? I've never heard them talk about it.
Your a 5' 125 pound Liberal Attny, does that really shock you

Anonymous said...

I want the Obammy water carrying liberal media burned to the ground.

Anonymous said...

District Judge Towery is retiring and the District Attorney is running for that job and the two races are contested. No scandal this time. Just people wanting to move up.

bordandstroked said...

I'm of the opinion that if you don't like Rush, don't listen to him. It's really pretty simple. I dont listen to him personally. But, an ever growing number of people think if you don't like something, it should be removed from the face of the earth. The same freedom of speech you are exercising in speaking out about your disapproval of something is the same freedom of speech your trying to put away. Double standards won't work!!

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY agree with you about Rush Limbaugh, Barry!!

Thomas Stephenson said...

Who knows what's going on up in Montague, but in general there tends to be a lot of fallout when an elected official decides to retire from office. Maybe the sitting District Judge is retiring and the sitting DA is running to replace him on the bench?

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
WOW WOW
4.8 out of 5
This girl is so hot. GJ TODAY BG!!!!

Anonymous said...

I still don't see anything wrong with Rush's comments. He obviously was being absurd at the absurd.

Is she really telling the truth?

wordkyle said...

BG, I have absolutely no problem with your not being rational or objective about Rush Limbaugh. YOUR blog is, after all, called "LIBERALLY Lean." But for your own sake, stick to the truth. Being partisan doesn't mean you have to forfeit your integrity.

Anonymous said...

Is the Bridgeport Schools Resource Officer running for the school board? If so, there has to be more to this story.

Anonymous said...

A lot of Rush's over-the-top comments are said in jest.

A lot of Bill Maher's over-the-top comments about conservatives are said with venom and spite.

Anonymous said...

8:48 = GOLD

Anonymous said...

I can no longer have any respect for a lying, hypocritical double standard lacking individual who acts like Barry Green anymore.

Anonymous said...

Oh Wordpile, if you only followed the last sentence of your comment.

Model it for us will you!

Anonymous said...

I can't stand Limbaugh and I'm a republican. I also can't stand Bill Maher. I truly believe these guys do damage to the country by spewing their hate filled rhetoric. Don't get me wrong they have every right to say what they say but intolerance is going to be what tears this country apart and they are more than happy to fuel the fire. Thats what I always thought made this country the best in the world, we may have different opinions but at the end of the day everyone worked for the common good. Personal agendas seem to be the rule of the day. Didn't Ben Franklin say (paraphrasing) " we must all hang to gether or surely we will hang separately."?

Anonymous said...

Let's see, selective research (aka cherry picking) is proof of integrity???????????????

Katy Anders said...

Nice pic!

I have never understood talk radio or the Fox/MSNBC thing. They all seem so angry and outraged all of the time, and often about things that NO ONE should have an opinion on at all.

These shows seem heavy on the outrage and light on the actual information to me.

People must love being outraged!

But why take it one step farther? Why should advertisers, instead of just chasing potential customers, have to worry about whether they agree with everything one of these political entertainers says?

Katy Anders said...

9:18: I am apparently liberal on more issues than not, and I can't watch Maher.

It is actually embarrassing and painful for me to have him on.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of cherry picking, how about today's RT girl!

Anonymous said...

RTG: If a woman looks at me like that, it's ON!!!

Anonymous said...

If the Chico football coach has a better offer after a losing season, perhaps offering him more money to stay may not be the right decision. I guess they will have to decide how much winning four games is worth at a time the high school was rated unacceptable. Whey can't math and science be more important than winning a few football games? Maybe more money for outstanding teachers could be considered?

wordkyle said...

721/715 - Have something on your mind?

Triple Fake... said...

I won't spoil it by giving away the ending to the audiobook you're working on now. But if you ever start on The Twelve Day Chase for 50-foot Zombie Lincoln's Killer - just be aware that 50-foot zombie JW Boothe plays a prominent role!

the reason you've never heard of the bounty system in the NFL is because they don't talk about it. The players, and certainly the coaches, know that it's against league rules to offer monetary reward for individual plays.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:18 in that the problem with these blowhards is that they inflame people, not to promote an agenda but to promote themselves. Rush freely admits that he will say anything to pump up his people, but his herd of ditto heads takes everything he says as the truth. (And yes, 8:45, I can argue with his content. He is a highly skilled twister of the truth. His "positions" are only viable to those that do not question anything he says". As an example, I know a guy that listens to him all the time and believes that Obama is giving away the country to those that won't help themselves. Unfortunately, this guy has not had a real job in over 10 years, lived for several years on unemployment, is living in a house his parents bought for him, and is sending his child to private school on financial aid paid for by the parents paying tuition. Yep, welfare is no good for the country. (And yes, I believe that our Government is totaly broken, but the only way to fix it is to find common ground, not retreat to distant corners.)

Anonymous said...

9:48...Water always seeks its own level! I do not have friends or even know people like your buddy for a reason!

John Holmes' Ghost said...

That randy girl has a really nice pair! But, she doesn't look to happy... and you know That the angle of may dangle can put a big smile on that face.

wordkyle said...

948 - "Rush freely admits that he will say anything to pump up his people." You want to back that up with a specific quote and citation? If so, great. If not, then at best it's an outrageous unsupportable claim, and at worst it may come across as a blatant lie that you told simply to back up your other claims (which, in that context, also suffer.)

Anonymous said...

"Sudan won the Girls 1A Texas UIL Basketball Championship last weekend. It would be cool if they nicknamed themselves "The Lost Girls."

I think it would be cool if they called themselves the haymakers!!!

Anonymous said...

Only controversy in the Montague County deal is that you got a sitting DA with 22 years experience running against an attorney licensed ten years ago who admits he has tried only 3 jury trials in his career. His only felony criminal jury trial resulted in a life sentence for his client. Pretty simple choice if you ask me. Ok, prosecutor bashers, take it away.

Anonymous said...

Today's girl looks like Danica Patrick with nice yahooties.

Anonymous said...

Rush is Rhome city council material....or Boyd school board.

Anonymous said...

Rush would be perfect on the Rhome City Council.

Anonymous said...

I can't help but laugh out loud when anyone on the left starts stating that the right is a bunch of liars. You folks have some major mental issues when it comes to physical responsibility of your own actions.

Anonymous said...

9:48 Dang are you talking about your own party or the right?

Looks like your own.

Anonymous said...

In my experience, liberals will accuse conservatives of doing exactly the same thing they are doing themselves. Hate filled speech, voter fraud, tax evasion, etc. Only problem is that it is usually the liberals that are the ones getting caught.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

The Brock Lady Eagles won their 4th Texas UIL Class 2A Championship in a row. How about sending a little something something their way, BG? The rest of the Big 12 may want to keep an eye out for Kamy Cole, who's going to play for TCU next fall. She's got game.

I'm with Katy and 9:18 on the cable and talk radio carnival barkers. They drive me insane because they don't contribute much to any discussion.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how many posts Wordy has done on this thread and the other one (with rush shown as a prostitute - :-) )

This speaks volumes about a man who admires the blowhard of the century.

Takes one to understand one.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Question for all you Rush fans...

1.) Do you really think "The Trees" is good music? Seriously?

Just kidding... here is a better question..

1.) Do you really think Rush Limbaugh is the guy you want as the face of conservatism? Honestly?

Count me in the no column.

Re: the pay for performance in NFL. The paying for causing injuries is where it went waaaay wrong.

RE:School resource officer... he got canned from the city and now wants to go back in with guns blazing and right his wrong. That is not what we need.

Anonymous said...

Barry, did you know that the "four dead in Ohio" song ("Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) was written by Neil Young, or was that just a coincidence with your post about Jimmy Fallon's (second) impression of Young dueting with Springsteen? I suspect the latter, given your professed lack of knowledge about music.

Anonymous said...

11:30
You have summed it up perfectly!!!
Ever notice that wk never has a thought of his own? He only repeats someone else's thought and then gives you a link to the one that thought of it first.

Anonymous said...

Thanks guys for working to prove my point (which most of you seem to miss)

10:08 Are you trying to insult me? Nice deflection, but does not address the issues. Not to mention silly, and I never said be was my buddy.

Word: Pure Rush. Loudly attack a small part of a statement and ignore the rest.

11:27 You assume I am a Democrat, but you are incorrect.

11:28 You are mostly right. It is somewhat silly to claim that Liberals get "caught" more often that the Right, especially when we are talking about Rush. Both sides are in their far corners talking about things that don't matter and flinging feces.

FYI, I know another guy that is just as conservative as my first example. He has $250K of medical bills that he will never be able to pay. Guess we should take him out back and shoot him too. (Or perhaps we should look at our rediculous medical system where a 2mile ambulance ride to the hospital costs $3K?

Anonymous said...

Would it make all you liberal weenies feel better if Rush gave a million dollars to the Republican party like Bill Maher did after he called Sarah Palin a c*nt? You don't seem to have a problem with Bill Maher or Ed Schultz using hate speech.

Anonymous said...

11:30 You just spoke volumes about how stupid you are.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the coast of Maine is beautiful. I will be spending a week in July at Booth Bay, ME. It is a completely different lifestyle up there. I recommend going in July or August, and if you are into nature, September when the leaves change color.

Bring a jacket, even in the summer.

Anonymous said...

12:27 Come one. You have to be smarter that that.

High medical costs are due to non-paying losers who think everything in life is free.

Anonymous said...

12:30
We liberals have a problem with Rush's statements. You conservatives are the ones that should have a problem with Maher's satements. Why don't you do something about Maher like we did about Rush, don't expect us to do that work for you, get off your ass and do it yourself.

Anonymous said...

http://gma.yahoo.com/louise-white-rhode-island-wins-336-million-powerball-221452818--abc-news.html

Mrs. Green number....336?

Anonymous said...

12:27, Like I said earlier water always seeks its own level, you seem to have an abundance of deadbeat acquaintances, they are growing with each post! Don't mistake this post, or my 10:08 post as a defense of Rush, I am and never have been a listener or fan of his. I am only calling it like I see it in regards to your inane posts, where you feel so compelled to spell out what everyone already knows....people will say inflammatory shiate for money!

Anonymous said...

11:29 I Will say something about Brock's Basketball Team. They have NO sportsmanship and the Fans are VERY RUDE.

Anonymous said...

1:03

Highly simplistic and incorrect answer to a very complicated question.

Besides, my point was that somebody that thinks like you do is the one that owes the bill. He is all for personal responsibility until the shoe is on the other foot.

Beyond that, he could not pay the bill if it was half that (or even 1/4).

Anonymous said...

12:48 PM

...Or, you could go jacket-off.

yellow dog demo. said...

9:18 is spot on few people willing to compromise or even listen to an opposing view. Maher and Limbaugh are one of a kind just on opposite ends of the see-saw.

Anonymous said...

1:10 We aren't as weak and sensitive as you folks are.

Anonymous said...

Tell your buddy to try what's called "monthly payments" like everyone else who has experienced high medical bills. It's life.

Do you need me to show you two how to do that?

Not sure what you're whining about in the first place. Do you expect everything for free?

Anonymous said...

As far as I can tell, the Democrat and Liberal party can go straight to hell.

Anonymous said...

1:43

Who said I expect anything for free?

Not a very intelligent comment, on your part, (did you read the whole post?) but here goes:

$250,000 / $500 per month = 500 Months.

500 Months / 12 = 41.667 years

Don't think he is gonna live that long.



The specific point I was making is that this guy firmly believes that everybody should pay his own way, as long as it is the other guy.


My overall point is that this country has very serious problems, and short BS answers (like yours) that point all the blame at the other guy won't solve them any more than listening to the far right or far left will.

Anonymous said...

12:38 - 00h, ooh, somebody is in love with Wordy.

Man or woman?

Anonymous said...

12:48
If you're MzChief, please exit immediately. If not, have fun on your trip

Anonymous said...

Allen Stanford, has been found guilty.

Now there's a Baylor Grad we should all be proud of.(class of '74) Between Stanford and Mark Hurd, deposed CEO of HP and a member of BU class of '79, the BU alums have got to be wondering...WTH would Jesus do?

Obviously these 2 guys skipped Forum. I bet they were both KOT's.

Anonymous said...

We lived in NE for many years, and if look into Camden Harbor, you will find several schooners that have wonderful intimate cruises. If you schedule sometime around the first of August, you will be able to catch the Sweet Chariot Music Festival on Swans Island. Charming and worth every minute and every penny!

Anonymous said...

Anybody who thinks the world's problems will be solved on this forum is sadly out of touch with reality. And who says Rush is the leader of the Republican Party? I didn't vote him in. I don/t even listen to him, so how can he be our leader?

Anonymous said...

Kamy Cole is a great player, but the Big 12 is a bigger beast than 2aa basketball!! She will fund out what it is like to lose for a change!! TCU women arent that good!!!

Anonymous said...

1:10, I emailed the major networks such as ABC, CBS, CNN, etc about Maher but they won't report on that man. He is a liberal like all of them. You liberals have control of most of the news reporting in this country. Just like Hitler did in Germany. It is very obvious, and you liberals want it that way.

Anonymous said...

"1:10, I emailed the major networks such as ABC, CBS, CNN, etc about Maher but they won't report on that man."

Well...obviously...they don't know who you are. Is that Mr. or Mrs. or Ms. Anonymous?

"He is a liberal like all of them. You liberals have control of most of the news reporting in this country. Just like Hitler did in Germany."

Wow...comparing Hitler to liberals. Isn't that like saying black = white, oil = water and Eagles = Bulls?

"It is very obvious, and you liberals want it that way."

Damn straight we do. I love Maher so much, I think I'll go watch the movie "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death" again....for the 336 time. Bill was fabulous in that flick.

Anonymous said...

Liberalism = socialism = communism = fascism = nazism.

You are a hell of a lot closer to it than conservativism is.

Conservativism = freedom. Enough said.

wordkyle said...

110 - It's not the fact that Maher was offensive. It's the double standard Liberals use for their "outrage." (a/k/a "moral relativism" They hate for their own tactics to be used against them.)

1227 - Cite an example. One point: in the interest of bandwidth, when someone posts an entire series of lies, I expose one or two and leave the rest as self-evident. (See ol' 948's comment up there.)

1218 - One aspect of Conservatism is that, with few exceptions, the latest bright idea can't match generations of previous thought. ("...the shoulders of giants...") Originality is overrated. Other people are often more articulate and smarter than I am. Big deal. (By the way, my links are often to source material so readers can check things for themselves rather than filtered through a Liberal sieve.)

Honcho - I want a sitting U.S. President as the "face" of conservatism. If conservative-leaning politicians were braver and smarter, Rush Limbaugh would be an afterthought. Until then...

1130 - "Admire?" Not really. But he certainly discomfits Liberals, an action I do admire.

Anonymous said...

"$250,000 / $500 per month = 500 Months.
500 Months / 12 = 41.667 years

Don't think he is gonna live that long."

"The specific point I was making is that this guy firmly believes that everybody should pay his own way, as long as it is the other guy."

Maybe your BFF should consider bankruptcy, sounds like that should be right up his alley! This is not a right/left issue but more of a need to find a new group of friends issue for you!!!

Anonymous said...

11:29 - Why would BG care to mention anything about Brock - who cares. Most folks around here agree with 11:29 any way - and their TCU bound super star is a great player - but she's not a team player. I give it a year, if that.

Anonymous said...

Way to keep it classy, Chico! RIF programs and non-renew teachers, put spend more money on a coach! If he wants to leave, why don't you try holding the door for him?

Anonymous said...

Time for positive change in DISD
Please get out and vote!

Anonymous said...

terrible breaking news..51 south at county line, person hit and killed by vehicle, body parts all over highway..

Anonymous said...

4:35

Thanks for participating in shallow uninformed comment day.

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha! The Nazi's were regarded as "very conservative" and ran on that. They certainly were not bleeding heart liberals. Ha Ha! Conservative=Freedom? Right. And, Rush is a real sweetheart.

Anonymous said...

two-2eight, they don't want to go to hell to associate with the Conservatives that are there. It is that simple.

Anonymous said...

Chico AD is voted a $10,000 raise! This is for a coach that went 4-16 and 0-10 in district the last 2 years! He will be lucky to win 2 games in the next 2 years! He was not going to leave-his wife would no let him!! The school district has laid off 12 teachers, froze salaries, cut budget drastically, and Supt says we will have less money this next year! But they put in new stadium lights and a new track!! Chico School Board is stupid and has it priorities all wrong!!

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

1:29, 3:32 and 5:26, I don't have an affiliation with any high school in the state. I suppose for you three familiarity with Brock breeds contempt. I hated Rifle and Roaring Fork high schools back in the day. Any way, Barry nearly threw his back out on the "Lost Girls" reach. It's a good thing he warmed up properly.

For the record, I just happened to be working the UIL tourney and made an observation about a very intriguing player. Alyssa Lang of Rockwall and Roddricka Patton of Neches also tore up State while the whole Duncanville squad is scary good.

In the poor sportsmanship and lousy fans department, look no further than the Celina squad, the Martin's Mill head coach and the Mansfield Summit parents. Good gosh, those are kids you are taunting with the chorus of "Kiss Him Goodbye," Jaguar parents.

"Think classy, be classy." - Crash Davis

Katy Anders said...

This line of comments is troubling to me, because I think it is disrespectful to the girl of the day and her breasts.

Have some respect!

I bet she would never be a leech on society by seeking health insurance with birth control coverage.

Anonymous said...

4:09, you might want to study and understand National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus in German). I have an orignal copy of Mein Kampf (My Struggle) in German if you care to learn the language and read it. NAZI was a type of socialist state, very similar to what the liberals are now pushing (including free medical care). Initially Nazi strategy was anti-big business, anti-bourgeois, and anti-capitalist. They later hid their real goals to win the support from industrial owners. A characteristic of the Jewish peoples of Germany was their capatalistic talents.

Anonymous said...

Time for Positive change in Chico and Rhome....get out and vote! Get rid of the trash!

Anonymous said...

The Chico coach was paid too much to start with and after winning 4 games gets a $10,000 raise. Next season, if he wins 6 games, does that mean he will get a $15,000 raise? What about paying more to teachers to get the High School ratings past unacceptalbe? Anytime a coach uses another job to get more money in his pocket (taken from teachers who lost their jobs) needs to go!

Anonymous said...

Chico AD got a 3% pay raise last year (0-10) after teachers were let go and teacher salaries were frozen! He gets another $10,000 for winning 20% of his games! What about those Chico teachers who got 95-100% on last years TAKS test with 40% or more commended rates at elementary and middle schools!! With the formula that they used to give him a raise, that means those teachers are due about a 250% pay raise!!!!

Anonymous said...

the wingnuts need to get blown...

Anonymous said...

9:22 go back to school and learn percentages. The AD didnt get a raise last year. He got a raise in 2010 like all CISD employees. He didnt ask for a raise. He simply told his boss he interviewed and was offered a job. Who wouldnt take a raise? He should be paid like the Principals. It is like that in every school across the state

Anonymous said...

Buckners arent a positive change in Chico. Vote Mark Tate