8.02.2012

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Hey, if you wanted to go to Chick-fil-A yesterday, more power to you. But what I didn't understand were those who were interviewed who said they were there to support free speech rights and that it had nothing to do with traditional vs. gay marriage. That's not true.
  • Don't believe me? If the owner of Chick-fil-A had said "There is no God" and a firestorm had broken out, would those same people have been there to support his free speech rights? Not a chance. They were there to support the content of his speech, not his right to say it.
  • (Yeah, yeah. I understand "free speech" is applicable to government censorship).
  • Fox 4 had the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas on last night to debate the Chick-fil-A controversy.  I can't believe the Board of Deacons puts up with him because he is anything other than pastor-like. (And does anyone else's gaydar go off when he talks?)
  • And it finally happened: The Clarice Tinsley lets-look-at-the-Facebook-comments segment (beating) finally displayed the F bomb last night. She was actually reading that comment before she bailed.
  • That was the Ranger game of the year last year. Box score. I went to bed after checking in on it to see it tied in the 9th. I'm interested but not that interested.
  • I'm not sure any Olympic sport sucks the life force out of me more than rowing. 
  • Regarding those cross country running high school kids I see in the morning: Is that organized by the school or are those kids doing it on their own?
  • One thing I learned due to my recent dental work: They don't deaden your mouth like they did in the old days. Now its a slow step-by-step process. Used to the dentist would just jab you one time with a big needle, maybe wait 15 minutes, and then get to drilling.
  • There's a 28 year old from Bridgeport listed in the Update's obituary today. Anyone?
  • From the photos I've seen, the new Wise County campus of Weatherford College looks really nice. 
  • Heard the Ticket boys reference a song (hip hop?) which has a line about Jerry Jones losing his wallet in the California town he lived in for a while. They were debating whether Jerry even knew about the song. I'll admit I had never even heard any reference to it whatsoever.

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89 comments:

Anonymous said...

28 yr old was the daughter of Paula Copeland. Car accident.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.5 out of 5
She is hot BG. GJ
She has great eyes!

Anonymous said...

My gaydar goes off whenever *any* Southern Baptist pastor starts to speak. They don't call it seminary for nothin'.

Anonymous said...

Yes it is a freedom of speech thing!!!!! When the gays and liberals can get up and march all over christianity and then yell racist when someone steps up to say something then it is our right as christians to back someone who has the guts to stand up and and and give his opinion on what is right and what the Bible says. And I like Bro. Jeffers of FBD he does speak the Bible and he is not going to back down from any liberal. That is whats wrong with the country christians have set back and let liberals make a mockery and a mess of our country our government and our children it is time to put a stop to it!!!

Anonymous said...

If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.

Anonymous said...

I never heard one interview where someone specifically said they were there for just free speech. Maybe they said they were there for free speech of the CEO's comments, but I never heard one interview related to just free speech.

Look at your posting of the NY Post....news agencies got it wrong, but not the people at the Chick-fil-a's.

Just the facts.

Anonymous said...

"they were there to support free speech rights and that it had nothing to do with traditional vs. gay marriage. That's not true."

BG, You may be right with some of those people but That is why I went. If a business’s owner came out and said "I do not believe in God", and some government official said well you can’t put your business in my city I would support him.

That is pure BS and stomping out someone's right to free speech.

As a defender of people’s rights yourself, I would hope you would to.

wordkyle said...

If Cathey had said "There is no God" there would have been no firestorm, because anti-religious speech is acceptable to Liberal militants (and thus to their Democrat pet politicians.) Therefore Cathey and Chik-Fil-A would not need anyone to demonstrate solidarity with them. Democrat politicians threatened to use their positions to hurt Chik-Fil-A because of what he said -- but Louis Farrakhan expressed the same opinion with no repercussions. The firestorm was because of who made the remarks, not because of what was said.

Anonymous said...

If I choke my chicken can I still eat at Chick-fil-a? Or does that not count?

Anonymous said...

that pastor gives me the creeps.

wordkyle said...

The Chik-Fil-A brouhaha shows that Liberals don't actually want "tolerance." What they insist on is acceptance and then approval, regardless of how much it tramples other people's beliefs. Once approval-through-bullying is attained, the cycle starts again with whatever is next on their agenda.

Anonymous said...

Yes, let's put a stop to it! Forget loving the sinner, as Jesus said. Let's divide and show judgment rather than love thy neighbor!

Sheesh.

Darrel said...

Never been to Chick-fil-A. Oh well, not a fan of fast food anyway. Never did understand how another persons sexual orientation could have any effect on me.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, Barry, I've heard you speak in public, and I'd be lying if I said my gaydar didn't go off at the time!

I thought for a time that these Random Thought Girls were an overcompensation of some sort!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the folks who claim the civil war was about states rights.

Yeah, buddy, sure. Which one in particular?

Rage

Darrel said...

Sorry about double posting but I need to say this. I know many liberals, they are my peer group. Among all those liberals the only non-christian I know is me.

Anonymous said...

The earrings on the RTG looks like some of my fishing lures.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

It's a simple process. If you don't like someone or something, because of their moral values or character, don't talk to them and don't go to those places.

Chick-fil-A has long standing set of moral values embedded in their corporation. Instead of respecting the opinions of other people, those who disagree with it decide that the business should be shut down.

This is the exact argument recently produced with the Boy Scouts of America. "We don't approve of what they believe in, so they need to change the way they believe, to accommodate us."

Horseshit. If you don't like it...don't go. Heaven forbid that someone has a moral standard set for themselves or their corporation that disagrees with what you believe.

I'm pretty sure the first ammendment that covers the right for gay/lesbians to voice their disagreement with Chick-fil-A is the same first ammendment that allows Chick-fil-a to voice theirs.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100% on the Chick-whatever thing, Barry!

And 8:51, you are incorrect if you think being liberal means you are not a Christian. Being liberal or conservative is not a label identifying one's religion.

Seymore said...

Try going into the christian church's these people belong and see if they are allowed to express different opinions.

Anonymous said...

If you want unbelievable First Baptist Church hypocrisy you don't have to look to Dallas but then again, I guess Dallas is far enough away that this blog can feel comfortable in their comments and, of course, Decatur folks can stand back and feel sorry for them. Particularly based on their own assessment of themselves. Just as Robert Tilton said to his followers "I am the apple of God's eye"

Anonymous said...

Barry wouldn't post my new Gay Restaurant called **ck-FIL-A cuz he's in tune with the sensitivities of the Gay movement.

Anonymous said...

Nice Pic, You can really zoom in close on those puppies today.

Anonymous said...

Bob Tilton? Listen- put your hand on this blog statement as a point of contact, and send me 100 dollars I'll believe for your whatever. Then I will speaketh in the tongues "rhonda bashonda bow tie" now everything is healed, go forth and screw up again......you bunch of blowhard baffoons :)

Ernest T said...

How can you not say that Chick-Fil-A was about free speech?

The CEO of this company has as much right as anyone to come out and speak his opinion about gay marriage as anyone else. These same rights allow people to choose whether or not they want to go to his business.

Can you imagine the outrage if some mayor of a town had come out and said that they won't allow some liberal company to come into their town because they don't agree with the CEO's beliefs? There would be a huge outrage and the ACLU and every other organization would be fighting for this business. Where are they right now? Did not see them out protesting in favor of Chick-Fil-A!

Unfortunately, gays do not want compromise in this issue. They demand that everyone accept them and you don't dare speak out and say that you don't agree with their lifestyle.

Triple Fake... said...

It's true that there's not much action in the rowing events. But you have to appreciate the discipline and concentration necessary just to compete: teammates have to be in perfect sync to keep going in a straight line; if your nose itches or a bee lands on you, scratching or swatting is out of the question. They're perfectly conditioned athletes, unlike say, table tennis players.
Yeah, I'm gonna bash 'em one last time. You don't have to be an athlete for that - it's a recreational hobby! The fact that you can compete at it doesn't make it Olympic-worthy.
And why do some players offer up the ball at service as if they're Chris Columbus, presenting the queen with the riches of the New World? And then they just barely bounce the ball over the net?! You'd think something dramatic is about to happen, but no!
That lame stuff like ping-pong and badminton should have their own competition...maybe call it The Opposite of X-Games

Anonymous said...

The 28 yr old was on the way to see her mom in the hospital and was texting while driving.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle @ 9:04am is triple ninja super duper CORRECT. What he said.



9:19am The problem with some Christian churches are the liberals that get in them and destroy them from the inside out.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle got something right: "What they insist on is acceptance and then approval." Truer words were never spoken. When liberals wanted equal rights for blacks, the insisted on those things. Blacks are now whole people and not 3/5ths of a person. When liberals wanted the right of women to vote, the insisted on acceptance and approval. Now women can vote.

Good for you, WK!

Anonymous said...

This is the exact argument recently produced with the Boy Scouts of America. "We don't approve of what they believe in, so they need to change the way they believe, to accommodate us."

Not necessarily. The argument is that if you accept millions of federal dollars, you are not truly a private organization and must abide by the laws related to not discriminating on the basis of [insert protected class here].

And the Boy Scouts do take a lot of federal dollars. If they want to end the controversy, they can stop accepting government money. But I guess some socialism is OK, as long as you're OK with the recipient.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Evangelicals letting Republicans jerk their chain is doing damage to Christianity. The associated rehetoric is pushing people further away from the church.

RE: Baptist, probably the most hypocritical bunch on the earth. The Miss Baptist church that refused to let a black couple marry in their church, (in 2012 no less) those good Baptist behaving badly at the recent Reunion and the list goes on and on.

Listening to Jefferies is a downer.

Anonymous said...

I'll be interested to read Barry what you have to say after that scheduled "Kiss In" takes place at Chic Fil As tomorrow (Friday) by that gay and lesbian leader girl, originally from Frisco,Tx. but now living in New York. Will you be so critical of their freedom to express themselves? I sincerely doubt it, but we'll see.

Anonymous said...

I hope non of the haters of Chick-Fa-La have eaten there in the past. You'd have to be missing a few brain cells to not realize it's owners have always stood by their beliefs from the very beginning.

Closed on Sunday should have been your first clue.

Ricardo Perry said...

Wordkyle is simply wrong. The left is not the only side that protest (observe right wing Westboro or a visit any planned parenthood facility). If a "no god" comment was made, the franchise would have to shutter there restaurants.

And where would the "free-speech" advocates be then?

Ricardo Perry said...

The county surveyor story amuses me for a couple of reasons. Being in the business, I happen to know the candidate. He is a good man with drive, knowledge, and sensibilities. That said, the office of County Surveyor, being a holdover from a bygone era, is really a harmless and some may say useless office as all control of public lands and the surveying of said lands falls to the GLO and LSLS's (Licensed State Land Surveyors).

Anonymous said...

Some "free speechers" don't get it. You are free to say what you like, it does not mean I have to abide by it. I can then "free speech" my disagreement. Doesn't mean you have to abide by it, either. It's just speech that has to be allowed, not results of outcome.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I love it when you stick your foot in your mouth. You seem to speak as if you know what people think. I was supporting Chick-fil-A as a protest of the local city governments trying to ban a perfectly good business based upon what the CEO's beliefs were. If that's the case then have all business owners in that city fill out an questionnaire on their beliefs and we can cull which ones we want and don't want doing business there. Sounds fair, doesn't it?

wordkyle said...

- Westboro Church ≠ "right wing"
- Abortion ≠ "free speech"
- Examples of businesses closed because of "no God" comment by owner = 0

Anonymous said...

As to cross country runners. They are doing it on their own voluntarily ALL summer if they want to be part of a successful program. They were probably given a running schedule at the end of school last May/June, but the coaches aren't there (UIL rules?). Only starting early August are they running with the coaches present.

That's the difference between a truly serious cross country program, as opposed to one where they run to get in shape for basketball, etc.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rage, The Hamas gets federal funding also, probably more than the boy scouts, and we all know how they discriminate against women and gays but yet you liberal weenies don't try to shut them down.

Anonymous said...

It will be quite comical when the homosexuals hit Chic-Fa-La tomorrow because nobody will care.

Chick-Fa-La doesn't deny service against anyone whether you are gay or straight. Only the Liberals discriminate against someone's beliefs or preferences.

I also suspect that straight men will be rushing to the CFL's tomorrow too just to see lesbians making out.

bordandstroked said...

Yes. UIL rules say no orginized school athletics practice until 6 August. Same for football etc. My son has been in a conditioning program for football since the first day of summer break. Not just cross country kids care!!

Darrel said...

Too hot to do anything productive, so here I am.
Wordkyle(kyle; a narrow strait or channel, the Free Dictionary), yes plenty of examples of "no god" businesses being closed. I won't bother to give examples, Google will find plenty.

The Texas constitution requires "belief in a supreme being" to hold elected office in the state.

Anonymous said...

Eat Mor Chikn - go to Babes.

Anonymous said...

wordy doesn't think Westboro BAPTIST church is right wing?

You can't keep moving the definitions around wordy, you big liar.

Anonymous said...

uh, the young lady killed in the accident was NOT on her phone, texting, talking or whatever, according to police, and witnesses at the scene.

Get the facts straight before you malign someone who cannot defend herself.

Anonymous said...

Westboro BAPTIST prolly not right wing. They more like radical independent liberals.

Anonymous said...

Jerry has not ties to the song other than it mentions his home town. It's a early 90's rap song called "I left my wallet in El Sugundo". They were wondering if he had ever heard of it.

Anonymous said...

12:02 I would beg to differ. Westboro doesn't care for military soldiers. You know just like the left.

Anonymous said...

11:49 If you can't provide facts after making such a statement then not reliability there sir.

Anonymous said...

Rage - I always enjoy your posts - partly because I agree with what you say, but largely because you say it so well.

1) It is incorrect that gays are the majority of the ones that disagree with CEO Cathy. Gays are a minority in number. But many people are like me - not gay but believe that gays have the same rights as the rest of us.

2) As far as free speech goes - I haven't seen anyone wanting to deny CEO Cathy's free speech. However, if you are going to speak of something so controversial on RADIO, SURELY you are aware that those who disagree with you are going to use that same right to respond. Geez, this wasn't a discussion in someone's living room.

Katy Anders said...

@12:21: I think we can safely say that the Westboro bunch do not represent ANY political philosophy but their own.

Reverend Phelps is, however, a former civil rights attorney who has run unsuccessfully for governor of Kansas as a Democrat.

He seems to be in favor of whatever gets him attention.

Anonymous said...

It will be hilarious Friday if Chick-Fil-La kicks out all the homosexuals in it's dining rooms for conducting lewd conduct.

Anonymous said...

I just got back from a quick trip to Dallas and stopped at a Chick-fil-A in the Southlake/Grapevine area. The food and service were great. All the customers were supper polite and acting like everyone was family. A crowd was already there at 11 AM. I bought my lunch and two $15 gift certificates.

Anonymous said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/08/02/veterans-bill-military-funerals_n_1733080.html

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there will be a homosexual rally at Dunkin' Donuts.(?)

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there will be a homosexual rally at Weinerschnitzel.(?)

Anonymous said...

1:14
and there were rainbows and sparkles, and I think I saw a beautiful unicorn.

Dude Please!

Anonymous said...

1:58 and 2:00 you forgot the plumbing supply and pet store.

Anonymous said...

2:07 Not on his visit. The rainbows won't show up until tomorrow.

Chicka Please!

Anonymous said...

Katy,
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

LMAO Katy. Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait until November! The United States will be a much better place without Democrats and Liberals in charge.

Anonymous said...

Just a few more comments to go now. I always get a "tingle" up my leg when the comment count reaches 69


Rage

Anonymous said...

Are we to the point that we we should deny Muslims the right to open a business in Boston or Chicago just because they believe in public beheading of homosexuals?

christine.evans279 said...

When I was in cross country (@ decatur) we were given a giant schedule book that we could follow on our own...like others said, coaches aren't legally allowed to meet with their teams until early august.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Under Shia law you would be one of the first ones beheaded. Guess which head they would cut off first?

Anonymous said...

2:55 LMAO!!! I was just thinking isn't the left the ones who argued against the right about acceptance of the Muslim religion?

Anonymous said...

Hah, now the Progressives tell us what we are thinking.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I am waiting for us all to be placed under Sha Na Na Law. Everybody would then be compelled to do the Hand Jive and Get a Job.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Westboro Church is neither conservative or liberal! They are their own kind of psychos!! Hated by all!!!

Katy Anders said...

Daryl: It's all fun and games until they force your daughter to marry Bowzer.

We are at war with these people.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait until Romney gets into office! I so hope he strips the crap out of Medicaid and Welfare.

You low life's living on Medicaid and Welfare make me sick.

Anonymous said...

Re: Wordkyle's Louis Farrakhan link:
I'm not usually this succinct, but...
IN YO FACE LIBERALS!!!
And as for Chick-Fil-A kicking people out for lewd conduct, they prolly wouldn't see it since they'll be counting their money for the next three weeks!!
Holla Chick-Fil-A!

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

I think some Liberals and Dems need some education.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/sexuality/chickfila.asp

Anonymous said...

Hurry Everyone! Buy stock in Chick-Fa-La

Anonymous said...

RTG Girl from the neck down has almost the best set I have ever seen. Can we give her a 5+ hell give her a 10

Anonymous said...

I'll say one thing for this backfired debacle at Chick-Fil-La by the left.

They created tons of revenue for the owner and the cities and states where the Chick-Fil-La's are.

LOL

Anonymous said...

CAN'T WAIT TIL DECEMBER 21ST FOR THE SILENCE OF THIS ABSURDNESS

Anonymous said...

12:02, everything Wordkyle doesn't like is automatically "liberal". That's his whole schtick. Haven't you figured that out yet?

Anonymous said...

Well 3:57, you better get ready to add a room on your house for Grandma if that happens. In Texas, Medicaid cover folks in long term care (nursing home), children, the disabled, folks over 65, and low income families with children below age 19 and below the poverty level. The beer guzzling good old boy drawing unemployment & sitting at home watching wrestling never has qualified for Medicaid benefits, even though everyone believes that's true. Check it out yourself, or talk to someone who works at a nursing home if you don't believe me.

DF Dr. Marcus Welby
still looking for a cure for Dumb

Anonymous said...

Everything the left doesn't like is automatically "right". That's their whole schtick. Haven't you figured that out yet?

Anonymous said...

The Svhool Boards in Wise County have earned quite a negative reputation among school people. Alford, Decatur, and boyd have really pulled some humdingers! We ought to rehire the superintendents they have run off and recall the boards!

Congrats to Decatur voters for taking a step in the right direction last may!

Votes of Wise County

You still have work to do come May Board Elections!

SpanishWarDonkey said...

If gay people want to get married, fine, I don't care. It should be a states' issue to begin with. Even better put it to municipalities. Having said that, one fact that can't be refuted is this: 0-32. Every time it's come on the ballot for a state, the LGBT community is laying an egg. Clearly the country does not want it. It doesn't make it right, but that's the case. If you're gay and want to get married, move to a city or country that recognizes it. Nobody ever said life was fair. Funny thing about this whole protest of CFA yesterday was that it was probably the most effective "stimulus" we've seen in the last 4 years!
Oh, and counselor, I love how, even though it's everywhere today, you fail to even mention the liberal douche-cake, Adam Smith, in Tucson, Arizona yesterday. Look him up folks. He kind of reminds me of Rage. Orders a free water, goes off on the sweet and polite high school aged young lady at the drive through, who handles it with grace and poise, then posts it to YouTube. He was so tough that he took it down after more than 1000 dislikes and 300+ comments calling him all sorts of comedy gold. The best part of the video is where he says he has "No gay in me"... News flash moron, no heterosexual male that is even remotely confident in that fact has to say that. I guess somebody forgot Internet 101: it is FOREVER. What a dumbass. That's your type of people libs, y'all stay classy!

Anonymous said...

Cant wait til Romney gets in and Privatizes social security! He will save us

Anonymous said...

I can't wait til Romney gets in and Moochell Obammy's fat ass has to start paying for her own vacations, hip hop concerts, chili cheeseburgers and fries, over 100 person staff and 6 thousand dollar jackets. And take your Mom with ya.

wordkyle said...

I am on-com-fuh-table viz you payink dat mooch ahtenshoon to mein shtick. Pliss look elsevheah for de jollies. Ich bin ein shtraight fella.

Anonymous said...

Nice try DF Marcus Welby but, no cigar. My grandparents and parents were all in nursing homes several years ago and guess what. They paid for all of it themselves WITHOUT ANY ASSISTANCE from anyone. Imagine parents and grandparents who made good choices in life and had their priorities in order without being rich. FYI working in a nursing home and the welfare office will educate you on the truth of who actually gets assistance. You would be shocked. Wake up.

Anonymous said...

DF Dr. Welby:
"and low income families with children below age 19 and below the poverty level."
Shocking how many in the US fit that category, and how much we spend supporting them and their poor choices. Why do they continue in poverty? That is not being addressed, no solution is even being attempted. Your solution is to make ever more of them addicted to the heroin of the welfare state and take those willing to produce even deeper into serfdom for those who will not.

"The beer guzzling good old boy drawing unemployment & sitting at home watching wrestling never has qualified for Medicaid benefits, even though everyone believes that's true."

Who do you think falls into the category you mentioned previously? Is it your point that they don't qualify for both unemployment and Medicaid at the same time? I don't think that is accurate, or at least not for all. What do you think they do after their nearly 2 years of unemployment benefits run out? They move to medicaid, welfare, etc. and are no longer counted in the unemployed numbers.

I hope you find that cure for Dumb, and then, "Physician, heal thyself!"