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3.07.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • I thought about going to the TCU/Baylor baseball game last night but I'm glad I passed. There was an NCAA record 13 hit batsmen (10 by TCU) as well as 11 walks. The game took just under four hours to play.
  • That was a horrible car/pedestrian accident yesterday near Boyd, and it appears to be just that: an accident. But this line from the Messenger story makes absolutely no sense:  "Investigators said there were no indicators, such as skid marks on the roadway, to lead them to believe speeding played a role."
  • There was a car chase by about ten DPS troopers through Rowlett yesterday that was televised by the local stations. The best part as when all the troopers jumped out of their cars on a bridge, their cowboy hats all went flying in the high winds.  I've said it before: There will be a Car Chase Station some day, and I'll watch it all the time. 
  • John Wiley Price has been under investigation for months, and I have no idea if he's guilty of anything. But I wish my "more small government" friends would at least protest a little when the Feds seized $50,000 of his money this week.
  • Now that Missouri and Nebraska are gone from the Big 12, will the Conference Tournament (which begins today) get moved back to Texas in the future? They are contractually bound to Kansas City through 2014.
  • The guy who wrote "It's A Small World After All" and other Disney classics has died. He also wrote Ringo Starr's "You're Sixteen" which caused The Ticket's Gordon Keith to ponder this morning how "he got a pass" on the lyrics, "You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine." 
  • I think the oldest girl from Modern Family looks like Mila Kunis (Black Swan.)
  • Loving my Manhunt book about the Lincoln assassination. I knew John Wilkes Booth was an actor, but I didn't know he was a famous actor.  He was recognizable even in other parts of the country. 
  • And Booth enlisted three others to help in the killing (and other simultaneous planned killings -- including the vice president and secretary of state). Much to their surprise, he dropped off a sealed envelope to the local paper containing an announcement taking responsibility for Lincoln's killing and signed all of their names to it. That is, he dropped it off even before the assassination took place. 
  • I don't think I've ever seen the GOP leader limp to the finish line like Romney is doing -- despite spending a fortune to get there.
  • And I heard this on the radio this morning: There simply aren't enough conservatives in this country to get a conservative nominated or elected for the presidency. You know, I think that's right. And if it is true right now, it'll never change. 
  • Good grief: Joe The Plumber won the Republican nomination for a Congressional seat in Ohio.
  • Don't forget to enter the Third Annual Liberally Lean Pick Em Tourney. (And UNT won't be in it after last night's heartbreaking loss.) 




77 comments:

Scott said...

Would you actually expect anything else from the Messupper about the accident?

It is purely an accident. Right before their driveway, there is a hill there. The poor young girl just topped the hill and could not do anything.

Please be in prayer for all of the family and friends of Nancy Newby-Brown. I had the pleasure of knowing her for many years and she was a very special person.

Please also pray for the young guy who was driving the car.

Anonymous said...

I think the oldest girl from Modern Family looks like Mila Kunis (Black Swan.)

She is 21

Anonymous said...

You reference Mila Kunis and note her as being in Black Swan? I'm sure it's a good movie but she's more well known for being on That 70's Show and as the voice of Meg on Family Guy.

Thomas Stephenson said...

Fortunately, Joe the Plumber is running in a district that was drawn to elect a Democrat. So we won't actually be seeing him in Congress.

Anonymous said...

There simply aren't enough conservatives in this country to get a conservative nominated or elected for the presidency.

Who was he last conservative elected President? Eisenhower?

Pundits said that no Democrat would be elected President after 2 terms of Reagan and the election of GHW Bush. That claim was proven wrong in less than 4 years.

Anonymous said...

8:44 said
"The poor young girl just topped the hill and could not do anything."
and
"Please also pray for the young guy who was driving the car."

So, which is it, ace reporter?

Anonymous said...

SPLAT!!!

Learning a Little Law said...

Robert Sherman (the songwriter who died) was actually one half of the Sherman Brothers writing duo. Along with his brother, Richard (who is still alive), they have written a huge number of songs that have shaped the landscape for the childhood of most kids who grew up anywhere from the '50s to now.

Also, sadly, the brothers had a very tense relationship. This was documented in a wonderful movie that was done by their sons, called "The Boys." It's a wonderful, yet bittersweet, story.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1015971/

Anonymous said...

Make up your mind. Small government or big government, which do you want? Small when it suits you, big all the rest of the time?

Anonymous said...

The Messenger people don't spend as much time proofreading their product before it goes to print. I blame the editor.

Anonymous said...

Candidates from both parties have to pander to the extremes in their parties to get out of the primary.

Then they move to the center for the general election, and even more to the center in order to govern.

We need a few billionaires to create a Centrist Party nationwide that will force everyone to be more realistic, more pragmatic

Then someone could/might speak the truth:

Balanced budget only with combination of tax increase, and budget cuts.

An immigration policy based in reality including realistic path to citizenship

An energy policy that includes all sources, from fossil to renewable.

A healthcare system that doesn't spend twice as much as other industrial nations per person

A Senate not bogged down by the fillibuster.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4 out of 5
Not very many curves but she is a red head so that gets some points.
GJ BG

Triple Fake... said...

What the conservatives need is a strong contender, and not one who invokes religion with every other comment. That just turns off potential voters who aren't particularly religious, or who are of a different religion, or who believe that political discourse can be accomplished by calling on basic morality without the specifics of religion.
I think that falling back on religion in every issue shows that a candidate is not well-rounded.
I'm not an atheist and not anti-religion. But beliefs are so splintered - even within denominations - that you'll never get a majority of voters to rally behind a person who couches every argument in his belief.

And the problem with snagging a nomination is that potential candidates spend so much time and effort ripping into each other, and they all come out looking bad for it. Why don't they mount a united front against the oppostion party and let the voters pick the person they think will make the best leader? I know...stoo-pid question!

Being a lawyer, wouldn't you rather watch an ambulance-chasing station?
ZING!

Anonymous said...

Look to the side of her right hip... That's gross.

Anonymous said...

9:00 if you haven't seen Black Swan you haven't seen Mila Kunis.

BigTex said...

"And I heard this on the radio this morning: There simply aren't enough conservatives in this country to get a conservative nominated or elected for the presidency. You know, I think that's right. And if it is true right now, it'll never change."





Barry, reaching conclusions based on what some goofball at " The Ticket" had to say, doesn't show a lot of intelligence. Hell, even Joe the Plumber wouldn't do something like that.

Anonymous said...

WIND POWER 2012!

Susanne Parker said...

How 'bout those DHS Mock trial kids! Just amazing, nothing less than amazing!

And our own Barry Green was a wonderful and helpful attorney advisor every other year when we had criminal cases; his advice was given via email so I kept it and referred to it through the years. I will always be grateful, BG.

And speaking of college baseball and former DHS mock trialers (a weird segue there, I know), Decatur's own Brennan Moore plays baseball for Texas Tech and they will be playing at TCU this weekend.

Anonymous said...

It is sad for the driver who had to encounter an old person who did not have sense enough to cross a road safely. The new old ladies now are more mobile than their previous generations. We will be seeing more of this from them. I am right behind them..watch out when you can.

DF Mark Folly-well said...

9:30 shoots the moneyball and hits from downtown!

Anonymous said...

The age of consent, even if we all disagree, is 16 in England, even lower in other European countries. Ringo is from?....

BigTex said...

Today's wank girl is the same one you had on Friday. You might want to put some black women pics on here before the NAACP calls you out for being a racist, and sets your office on fire.

Anonymous said...

And Dennis "Koo Koo" Kucinech lost his congressional seat in Ohio.

Skit Shivins said...

More small government is what the JWP investigation is all about. He and his South Dallas henchmen have been extorting businesses for years by requiring payoffs for favorable recommendations for building permits, rezoning requests, etc. When you don't pay up you get roadblocks from local legislators. That is why the area remains the least industrially developed area in Dallas County.

Anonymous said...

4 and 5 dollar a gallon gasoline will make a conservative out of you.

Anonymous said...

What's this Kony 2012 thing about?

nosealot said...

All of the money J W Price has was skimmed from the public trough so it is not, " His money."

HarveyLee said...

Why can't an ordinary person ( Joe the Plumber ) run for office?

Anonymous said...

9:30

It's called.....a shadow.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a few rational comments in the mix today.

Anonymous said...

10:02

You need to go to the eye doctor or learn to use a calendar.

Anonymous said...

BigTex that last comment was funny. I don't care who you are.

10:02 So glad to see that England and other European Countries are living in reality on the age of consent. Teens know exactly what they are doing.

Anonymous said...

"And I heard this on the radio this morning: There simply aren't enough conservatives in this country to get a conservative nominated or elected for the presidency. You know, I think that's right. And if it is true right now, it'll never change."

If this is true, then it will be less than 20 years before the next civil war. Eventually those convservatives that remain will be forced to take up arms against those plundering and fleecing the country to pay for entitlements. If we are forced out of the political discourse there will be no choice but to fight and to take back the county by any means possible. Take a cruise through any predominately liberal area in this country and tell me if that is what you want for you future.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

The randy girl has horse teeth... she can chew on the apple at the end of my baby arm, if you know what I mean.

She's a little small on the trunk though.

Anonymous said...

9:40, the wind blows hard during these mild spring days when demand for electricity is at a low. When it is 105 degrees in July and August and air conditioners are sucking the electricity, the wind will not be blowing. Or on days like Jan. 12-13, 2012 when it was cold, we needed lots of electricity for heat and the wind was not blowing. Wind power is a stupid idea. Why would anyone build a machine that produces a product only on days when the product is not needed? And there is no way of storing the product for later use. When will people ever learn? The answer is blowin in the wind.

Anonymous said...

The leaders of this country used to be ordinary men like Joe the Plumber, not career politicians on the take from special interest. They were farmers, printers, carpenters, brickmasons, tavern owners, etc.!!! That comment just shows your snobbery, you obviously think your law degree entitles you to openly have a higher opinion of yourself. Keep feeding that ego buddy....enjoy your "back room" memories at Matties!!! Only a man like you can truly understand life's complexities, I get it, a common man should not even attempt such mental feats by engaging in politics.

LLDQFan said...

All the talk show guys and analysts on TV (CNN & Fox) are interpreting the elections as, "Mitt is a weak or poor front runner, because he is not blowing the rest of the field out of the water."
Is it not possible to look at it like the republican field is a good, solid and balanced field of candidates and the voters are having a difficult time narrowing it down?

Anonymous said...

9:40, Only a half of one percent of the worlds energy is from wind power.

Anonymous said...

Wow the Chico AD got 16% pay raise over last two years for winning 4 games! What was the school board thinking? Is this not the district that laid off teachers and then froze their salaries? Is the district that cut classroom budgets and campus budgets? Is this district that is thinking about more staff reductions? But they put new lights and track in at the football stadium! This is for a 1A school with maybe 100 athletes total 7-12 grades! He does not teach any classes and only coaches 1 sport! Did they not fire their previous coach with same record when they were 2A! I want this job-nearly $80,000 dollars to only win 20% of my games and have no other real responsibilities! Sweet deal!!

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake - one of the best posts I've ever read on this blog. I wish the first paragraph could be read from every pulpit in every church in America, especially those who try to tell parishioners how and whom to vote for.

Thank you!

Talons Out said...

Dude, you are an ass. Give the guy a break. You know what he meant.

Or, if it was a female writer, she/her.

Talons Out said...

Hope you wear your seat belt from now on and watch both ways when crossing the road, you jerk.

Barry, why do you post such crap?

Talons Out said...

You idiot. You didnt even know Nancy, I'm sure or you wouldn't even be speaking out of turn like you are. Her mind was fine. We will ever know what actually happened.

Anonymous said...

no one reads brokeback tex's comments.

Anonymous said...

Oh goody! Another whiner on the poor poor teachers.

Signed,
Rolling Eyes

Anonymous said...

10:49, she has nice teeth. Yank those teeth out (or at least stain them medium brown), add a few tatoos and she would fit in at Decatur Walmart.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the Manhunt book, but if you want another telling of the story go to HistoryAccordingToBob.com and find the Lincoln assassination podcasts in the archive. Prof Bob does a short 5-10 min podcast each day, but never the same subject on any two days. He usually has about 4 series going, and he's in the middle of a series about the Lincoln assassination. I'm just a satisfied listner who noticed an overlap of subjects.

Cleverly Disguised said...

Surprisingly, I agree with 9:12.

Anonymous said...

Joe the plumber is an unlicensed buffoon.

Anonymous said...

Your school superintendant is stealing more money out of your pocket than anybody, and you are bitching about John Wiley price ? Seriously? How much did he steal from any of you ? He's a crook but he is also a Dallas problem. Wake up Wise County.

Anonymous said...

Obammy is a licensed buffoon.

BigTex said...

Perfect example of liberal thought and actions. No morals. These people really do need to go to church.

http://news.yahoo.com/lottery-winner-food-stamps-thought-maybe-okay-because-161650898.html

Anonymous said...

I hope you are not correct re: conservative Pres, but I fear you are. It's the libs plan coming to fruition, and illustrates why there is no compromise re: cons-lib function of the govt. "Compromise" has its place in many situations, but not in this one. "Let's compromise" is a clever and effective argument that is leading us to socialism. This year, they ask for 100, you give them 50. Next year, they ask for 100 more, you give them 50 more. You're a real tough guy, driving a hard bargain. However, the end result is socialism, it just took longer to get there than they wanted, but you were a good guy and "compromised" all along the way. The Administration is ignoring the Constitution in its exercise of power, and the Congress (including lib members)is publicly whining about it, but doing nothing to stop it. Maybe it's because Congress is also passing laws which exceed the authority granted by the Constitution. The majority of citizens criticize someone in the opposing party for excesses, but a similar act by a member of their own party goes unchallenged. 2 examples: Repubs are not opposed to deficit spending, unless it's Dems doing it. Dems were all over GWB for invading Iraq with congressional approval to do so, but are silent when Obama attacks Libya with only UN approval, and not only without congressional approval, but didn't even inform them until after it had begun. Both sides do it, and here we are, on a highway to hell. I don't know of a Statesman in Washington, only politicians and bureaucrats (sp?). Oh, and ever-increasing numbers of those with their hand out. I think Ayn Rand may possibly have correctly called it on the nose in the 1940's when she wrote "Atlas Shrugged", and described the Producers dropping out, disappearing. The Producers are now somewhere around 50% of Americans, and are indentured servants to the Takers. Where can we go?

Anonymous said...

12:44 How dare you degrade the word buffoon like that!

Anonymous said...

12:11...This little thingy here called a blog isn't limited on a city by city or county by county basis, someone who comments on here could actually be from Dallas. The blog author brought up both topics anyway, so they are both up for grabs no matter if you live in Chico or Dallas.

Anonymous said...

12:49

Party at my place Saturday night, BYOB.

Double Fake John Galt

Anonymous said...

The problem is not Joe the Plumber the common man it is Joe is not a plumber and he took welfare and he did not pay his taxes for several years.
It leans toward the tea-party women that hold up a sign and say keep the government out of my medicare......priceless

Anonymous said...

Thanks Triple Fake. You get an A+ for using your brain.

Anonymous said...

12:46

I know exactly where you are coming from. No morals. I bet he didn't go to church even though he is a Baylor grad.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203458604577265490160937460.html

I guess all those rich white folks that lost their financial behinds in his ponzi scheme will just have to drop one of their country club memberships to make up the loss.

Preach on you racist moron, preach on.

BigTex said...

"John Wiley Price has been under investigation for months, and I have no idea if he's guilty of anything. But I wish my "more small government" friends would at least protest a little when the Feds seized $50,000 of his money this week."




John Wylie Price is a lying thieving muslim gangsta thug that should be in prison. Just like that ghetto trash Eddie Bernice Johnson should be. Filthy people.

HarveyLee said...

Ref: Random Thoughts. I never got one of those with my U-Haul.

wordkyle said...

Conservatism is hard to sell. You're talking to people about "self responsibility." It's not as instantly appealing as "free stuff from the government."

Anonymous said...

2:02

You are sooooooooo right, brother. I mean look at this filthy politician, Rob Blagovich.

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

I mean, he was actually arrested, went to trial and was found guilty by a jury of 17 of the 20 federal counts against him.

Preach on you racist moron, preach on.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bubear, watch those Joe the Plumber...crack...cracks.

Anonymous said...

Did you notice that when the wind is up you can't hear very well? That'll get you run over if you're not carefull.

Anonymous said...

My head hurts. Anyone have a $1000 aspirin.

Anonymous said...

3:20 Which head is it that hurts?

Hang in there if it's an STD. O'Scammy Bammy will soon provide free meds for that.

Anonymous said...

@ DF John Galt: 12:49 here.
Good One!
I'll be there!

BigTex said...

Preach on you racist moron, preach on.

2:34 PM




Where did I say anything about race? I was speaking about you scumbag liberals in general. Quit being such a racist.

Anonymous said...

"But I wish my "more small government" friends would at least protest a little when the Feds seized $50,000 of his money this week."

I'm not sure how being in favor of small government has anything to do with being in favor of an investigation over organized crime and money laundering failing to temporarily secure the possible proceeds of such alleged criminal activity.

I've no personal thoughts about whether he's guilty. But I sure can tell you that he's been guilty of being a racist bully, from the news clips that I've seen of the guy over the years. I'll admit to not being much of a fan of those.

Anonymous said...

It looks like the CISD school board members are coping the DISD board. It's all about sports. next they will be wanting AfroTurf for 4 wins in a season.

Anonymous said...

Slutlips Limbaugh should have added to his apology that he asked God for forgiveness. The magic words. That should bring back the advertisers. He did not loose any listeners, his flock. Worked for "cheating" Newt. Never fails. Sluttie Rushie would be about as sincere aking God's forgiveness, as the apology, but if he does it publicly, no matter. Does not matter to his RusherFlockers, though. They would defend him if there was video of him having illegal fun in the Dominican Republic. After all, he is Rush, the Face of the Republican Party. Whether his fans think so, or not. He is it. And Slutlips knows it. All the way to the bank.

Anonymous said...

1:47 hits the Jimmy Jack!

Big Tex, why don't you start your own blog instead of spamming this one? Afraid nobody would read any of your BS then?

BigTex said...

why not just go anonymous and spam it like you do?

Anonymous said...

Big Tex gives our party a bad name. Typical oilfield trash.

Anonymous said...

Rush Limbaugh labels those who use contraceptives as "sluts" or "prostitutes"? How has he survived 4 marriages without any (claimed) children? Rhythm? Abstinence? Luck?

Anonymous said...

is that Lindsey Lester