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8.30.2012

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • The Republicans better hope the Youth of America didn't watch Tim Pawlenty or Mike Huckabee at the convention last night. The "Dad Humor" was enough to send them running from the room. 
  • Mark Davis tweeted last night that the Republicans only lose presidential election when the nominee isn't conservative enough.  That is completely out of touch with political reality. A "strong conservative" can't win, and will never win again, even the Republican nomination. If the candidate is not a moderate, the Republicans stand no chance. 
  • Davis has also actually been speculating that Paul Ryan could be in the White House for the next sixteen years (eight as VP and then eight as President.) That's delirious thinking. When's the last time either party held the White House for four straight terms? 
  • Paul Ryan appeared on TV the other night and Mrs. LL fired off a "Hey, now!"
  • There will be a "mystery speaker" at tonight's convention. Speculation is on for Sarah Palin (no way), Clint Eastwood (maybe), a hologram Ronald Reagan (which would be brilliantly fantastic), and Tim Tebow (but for that game tonight in Philadelphia). Any other predictions?
  • The Republicans rolled out an African-American (Condi Rice) and then an Hispanic (New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez) last night to seem more diverse. The latter proclaimed she was a former prosecutor of child abusers -- the cheapest political ploy on the books. 
  • It was funny last night when Paul Ryan introduced his family in the audience. The cameras turned to the family and his daughter had a friend sitting with her right in the middle of the picture. That friend scrambled out of there like there were bullets flying. 
  • Mickey Spagnola had a little trouble remembering what station he was on last night at the beginning of the Cowboys game. 
  • The Fourth Grader In The House has a select softball tournament this week. I saw the schedule. Good grief. After a couple of warm up games she plays a third game on Saturday which is the beginning round of a double elimination tournament. If they lose, the next game is at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday -- at a location one hour from our house. 
  • Cancelling the Aggie game tonight was spot on. Shreveport will be dumped on all day today.  North Texas at LSU in Baton Rouge is still a go for Saturday.
  • Watched Hard Knocks off of the DVR last night. Did the previous episodes bleep out the cussing but this one didn't? (And if you want to see a coach with less personality than Wade Phillips, check out Dolphins coach Joe Philbin.)
  • Random Facts Learned Yesterday: The Beatles last concert (in Candlestick Park) was composed of only eleven songs, lasted 33 minutes, top ticket was $6.50, and only 25,000 of the stadium's 42,500 seats were filled.
  • The ex-trooper harassment of his ex-wife case in Fort Worth is pretty bizarre. But before he was convicted yesterday, uber-conservative district judge Sharen Wilson almost threw out one of the charges for lack of evidence. 


92 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear all of your negative criticisms of the Demo. convenvention next week .........

Anonymous said...

Mystery speaker = Hilary Clinton

Anonymous said...

Barry, did you just have to give us so many comments on Republicans?

Good gosh!......Wordkyle will burn up your blog with his comments (from others).......

Anonymous said...

Mystery speaker: Rush Limbaugh

Anonymous said...

Mystery Speaker: Thomas Laird

Consilium ac prudentia said...

I have to say I'm offended at your diversity comment. Seriously!? If someone other than a white male is conservative/Republican they are automatically a pawn of the party so we seem "more diverse"? You need a reality check BG. If you honestly believe the GOP is that racist you are a blind sheep. You need to take a step back from the Democratic talking points for a minute and really examine the world around you. Are there stupid racist in the Republican party? Sure. Are there stupid racist in the Democratic party? Sure. Is this country by and large racist? No. We are one of the least racist countries on this planet. Throwing around racism is just political tripe. I am sick and tired of the racism crap. Cut it out. You lose credibility when you stoop to the lowest common denominator. You can be better than that.

Anonymous said...

Mystery Speaker: Betty White

Anonymous said...

Preach on, Consilium!

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Curt Schilling = possible mystery guest? No. Greg Anthony? No. The ghost of Reinhold Niebuhr, while a good get, would be a "No." Unfortunately, Donald Trump and his ego probably will be the mystery guest. That guy is "The Human Halon Gas Cloud."

The Ds held the White House from 1933 to 1953 with FDR and Harry S Truman at the tiller.

Anonymous said...

Mystery Speaker=Obama--he is going to bow out because he realizes his performance has been so poor.

Bobby D said...

The Republicans rolled out an African-American (Condi Rice) and then an Hispanic (New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez) last night to seem more diverse. The latter proclaimed she was a former prosecutor of child abusers -- the cheapest political ploy on the books.
Barry, seriously? This may be your most left leaning comment I have seen to date! The Republican Party is diverse. Your comments show you wish it wasn't. Many people that have been on the left have realized they would rather be rewarded for their hard work rather than have their rewards stolen and given to those that always have an excuse for their lack of success. Liberals need to pay close attention to the real numbers of people that have traditionally been members of the Democratic Party but have actually started to discover what they really believe and that they can’t follow blindly anymore. The current Democratic leadership's ideas to punish the successful will be their demise. The independent voters very much lean to the right fiscally. The social programs that they like can't be supported by liberal fiscal policies. The independent voters are becoming a smaller voting group every day. If that group ever disappears, 16 years of conservatives in the white house won't seem like much.

Anonymous said...

Mystery speaker: Rocker Ted Nugent. The Nuge. Uncle Ted.


http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/music/headlines/20120827-did-right-wing-rocker-ted-nugent-cross-the-line.ece

Anonymous said...

Mystery Guest(s)

Bill and Hillary! They just can't keep up the act anymore. They are just not as liberal as the crowd they have been running with.

Anonymous said...

Amen Consilium--my take on racism is my definition of a racist--someone who "pulls the race card" during speeches, etc. Hmmm, that means the majority of today's racists are--our "blacks" (I don't believe in differentiating due to skin color because we're all shades of brown)! You don't see people of Asian lineage bellyaching--they're too busy on the whole, working hard at achieving and being successful in our society.

Anonymous said...

I am abandoning the blog until next week. All I know is IF WE CAN ELECT A MUSLIM, WE CAN DAMN SURE ELECT A MORMON.

Remote Controller said...

The race card for political parties is becoming, as a whole, irrelevent. The parties are increasingly mixed, even if one is predominantly one race.

The fact of it is, the US has one of lowest voter turnouts in the world during general elections. Like 48%-50% of registered voters. This country has no majority race right now and every party is jockeying to get the most out of the up and comers.

rangerjim60 said...

As a scandinavian(swede), I am proud to add even more diversity to the republican party!!!!!!

jag elska' dag Mitt

Anonymous said...

I am sick of the racist republican comments. All of the African American and Hispanics that I know are very conservative in how they go about their lives. They are all religous, all hard working, all pro-life, and all big on traditional family values.

The big difference is they are more likely to accept government assistance then the whites I know. Simple as that, and I don't blame them for that, I blame the liberal politicians that realized years ago they would simply open up the government coffers and buy these votes. Hating government assistance because it bastardizes the political process is not racism!

Anonymous said...

That friend scrambled out of there like there were bullets flying.


The liberal media would take your words: "like there were bullets flying" and use them to bash conservatives, had one said that, but I know what you're saying.

Fun D. Mentalist said...

There are a lot of issues being discussed by the GOP and the media this week that are very important to the country--the economy, healthcare reform, homeland security, etc. The issue which is most important to the presidential election has largely gone ignored. It is the gender gap. This election will be determined by women. In every presidential election since 1980 the winner of the popular vote has also been the winner of the female vote. Three times since 1980 the winner of the male vote was not the winner of the popular election--Dole in 1996, Bush in 2000, and (most notably) McCain in 2008. Fifty-three percent of the people who voted in the 2008 presidential election were women and there is every indication that that percentage will stay the same or even increase slightly. Recent polls show Obama as the choice for 57-59%of women voters. In 2012 women are going to vote for the same candidate they voted for in 2008 and that is going to result in his reelection.

Since there are no undecideds that read LL and, if the numbers hold true, the outcome of the election has already been determined, I second Mike Honcho's motion that all discussion of the election be tabled and that BG steer the blog back to the topics that make it great--ill-advised sports predictions, bear puns, and wayward teachers.

Anonymous said...

YOU GUYS!!!!
Have you not read the title of this blog?
Barry makes no claim to be a Wise County conservative.
If his comments bug you too much...... don't visit his website!
Go to other blogs and you can be conservatively fat & happy in the Land of _______"(fill-in-the-blank).

Anonymous said...

Get a grip 9:44, wouldn't be much of a read if everyone agreed on here now would it! Would you prefer it that way, everyone just happily agreeing with everthing BG had to say. Nothing but compliments and Kumbaya! I can see it now, you (I already have you pegged as some paisty white cat that has trouble shaking hands and looking folks in the eye), Ken Hughes, Rage and BG all setting around singing campfire songs in a big ol' circle jerk. I suspect you'll be the pivot man!

Anonymous said...

Just ask Jan Brewer who she is voting for.

Anonymous said...

Barry didn't write that Republicans are racist. All he wrote is that the line-up of speakers at the RNC is more diverse than the population of actual Republicans in this country. Which is true. Look at the polling. Hell, look at the delegates attending the conference.

But that didn't stop several of you from going off on straw man rants about racism. Which according to 9:33's invented definition of "racist" makes you all racists. Good job.

Anonymous said...

I wish Susanna could go after these child abusers.


http://news.yahoo.com/defendant-texas-rape-case-vanishes-during-trial-071454225.html

Anonymous said...

Mark Davis tweeted last night that the Republicans only lose presidential election when the nominee isn't conservative enough. That is completely out of touch with political reality. A "strong conservative" can't win, and will never win again, even the Republican nomination. If the candidate is not a moderate, the Republicans stand no chance.



Tell that to Ted Cruz. You really have lost it Barry.

Anonymous said...

The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln and the party of Martin Luther King. It is less racist than the Democrats. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed with 80% of House Republicans and 82% of Senate Republicans voting for it. The Democrats numbers were 61% and 68% for it. BG would never think of living in Oak Cliff where this white boy grew up. Democrats talk the talk but don't walk the walk. They get elected to Congress and live in all white Virginia suburbs and send their children to private schools.

Anonymous said...

10:29...This blog is a living work, he has been calling the republicans racists for years. No straw man, we all knew what he was inferring.

Nice try, staight out of the liberal handbook, always defer back to race. Page 12, section 3, line 9: "When confronted with honest opinions on race from your rival, it is best to find a way to spin their words and turn them against them in a way you can again call them racist"

Anonymous said...

Land of Chick-Fil-A for the sheep, Land of Westin for the shepherds.

Fred Ecks said...

BG, your lack of political acumen is shocking. More liberal echo-chamber cocooning, I guess. Hoping it doesn't reflect on your legal acumen as well.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

That blonde randy girl isn't doing "the chipmunk" right. She needs a lot of practice, preferably with a pringles' can like mine.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't the last guy in the White
House for 16 years that communist
FDR?

Anonymous said...

A couple of thoughts:

1. There are several posters taking you to task for your left-leaning blog this morning. And NO WORDKYLE! Maybe he's making sense to those sensible people that read this blog.

2. You comment about moderate Repubs... you notice that the last three Democratic presidents (Carter, Clinton, Obama) had to pass themselves off as much more conservative than they really were to get elected. What does that tell you about the country. And Obama knows that. Why did he back off of his "they didn't build it by themselves" comment so fast after the backlash by conservative businessmen?
Thoughts to ponder...

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

Can't we all just (gulp, gurgle, gurgle, gurgle).....

DF Rodney King's Ghost

Brewcrew said...

This is the lamest, whiniest comments section in a long time. Can't we go back to making fun of Lindsay Lohan?

Anonymous said...

Talk about your racist, when is our government going to do something about these black flash mobs ???


http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Defendant-on-trial-in-Cleveland-gang-rape-case-3824790.php

Anonymous said...

11:04

He wasn't communist. He was a socialist.

Anonymous said...

You disgust me more and more every day

Anonymous said...

Mystery Speaker - George W Bush! Four more years! Four more years!

Anonymous said...

"The Republicans rolled out an African-American (Condi Rice) and then an Hispanic (New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez) last night to seem more diverse."

Nice try BG. Let's consider who the Dems are going to roll out: Sandra ($300 month contraception) Fluke; Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren; Rahm (Dead Fish) Emanuel. Could go on, but even you libs should get the point.

Anonymous said...

"Let's drive by the wax museum so I can shoot the bird at FDR."

DF Cotton Hill

Anonymous said...

I wonder if today's RMT girl blewout the ACL in her left knee.(?)

Anonymous said...

Consilium, apparently you haven't seen the polls. Romney is polling 0.0% of blacks and 29% of Hispanics. Take a good look at the delegates at the convention. You can count the number of minorities on one hand.

You can be offended all you want, but it won't change the fact the GOP is extremely white and needs a bit of color in their ranks to win the election.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

The "child-bride" has offers (other than mine).

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/08/courtney-stoddens-mom-not-surprised-by-porn-offers/

CT said...

Mystery Speaker: Laura Bush

Mystery Speaker: Colin Powell (goes to your logic)

Mystery Speaker: John McCain

Anonymous said...

10:48 - Are you saying Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican? You are mistaken. And as far as Lincoln being a Republican, that's true, but his side of the civil war was pro-Federalist (Central Power), not what the Republicans CLAIM to be now.

Republicans now claim that what the government should control now is mainly women's bodies, gay marriage, & other PERSONAL stuff like that.

Anonymous said...

As much political bickering that goes on here, what either side says here doesn't matter.

Given our electoral college system, there are about 11 states in play, and really only 5 states with enough votes to make a difference. In those states, really only 13 counties matter.

A pretty dumb system that has it so that a small group of counties are going to make the difference in electing Romney or reelecting Biden.

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump = surprise speaker

Anonymous said...

The RNC was a mess. Lots of bird flipping and cussing by Ron Paul delegates who got dissed.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
2 out of 5
Not good BG

DF TMZ said...

Newsflash . . .

The surprise appearance at the GOP convention will be by John Travolta doing a Grease revival. Only this time he will be singing all of Sandy's parts.

Anonymous said...

Tell that to Ted Cruz.

Just because a nut job tea partier made it out of a primary in a nut job rabid primary where they were both fighting to see who was the craziest right-winger, doesn't mean he'd come anywhere near winning a national race.

Also, he's got less in common with real Texas Hispanics than I do. At least I've built fences and loaded hay with them.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Clint Eastwood is mystery guest speaker tonight!

Anonymous said...

Nope. Tupak hologram is the mystery speaker.

Anonymous said...

Rage, still trying to fashion your self an everyman, hah! Next thing you will tell us your toting guns in your pickup and you chew tobaccer from a mail pouch sack. Hiring hispanics to build your fence and haul your hay does not count. I guess if it makes you feel more "interesting" to drive a handful of t-posts and toss a few bales, more power to ya! Makes good fodder for blog comments, I would rather read that BS than your normal schtick.

Anonymous said...

12:26, Liberal weenies now claim that what the government should control now is my money, my life and other personal stuff like that.

Anonymous said...

Rage, wipe your feet. You've stepped in it again.

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden appeared on TV the other night and my wife puked.

Anonymous said...

Rev. William Owens, founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors, on Tuesday, compared President Barack Obama to Judas, who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.

Is this true?

Anonymous said...

The liberal weenies are going to roll out Sandra Fluke, Rosie O'Donnell, Dan Savage, Elton John, a code pink vagina and a Liberace hologram.

Consilium ac prudentia said...

1155 I take polls with a grain of salt, whether for or against either party. If that poll is accurate the black Republicans, even if there are only 2 of them, are not going to vote for the very man they were convening for? Polls can be made to say anything you want. That's why they are useless. If I find you a poll that says Romney/Obama are neck and neck will you suddenly run out and start knocking on doors for Obama? I didn't think so. So now what is your suggestion to help "color" the ranks of Republicans? People, regardless of color, race, or creed, should look at both parties, examine their own values, and figure out which part most closely aligns with their values. My point is that I'm sick of anyone who pulls the racism card. It cheapens real racism, and yes it does exist, and causes division and hatred that drives otherwise reasonable people apart. No one party has all the answers and no one party is racist. It's individuals allowing theirselves to be controlled by people who have zero real interest in them beyond their vote. Propagation of faux racism is as much hate speech as anything else. My admonishment of BG is that he should not allow himself to be dragged down to the point of throwing around racism. And that's exactly what the intent of his comment was.

Anonymous said...

12:26 How's that faded Obama poster looking to ya?

Anonymous said...

Think about this.

Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years.

Paul Ryan

Anonymous said...

True Dat!

http://dailycaller.com/?p=3328441

Anonymous said...

The latter proclaimed she was a former prosecutor of child abusers--the cheapest political ploy on the books. Our esteemed liberal weenie blog operator is a defender of drunk drivers. What an honorable profession!

Anonymous said...

2:57

I think you meant ALLEGED drunk drivers.

All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Double Fake Judge Judy

Anonymous said...

1:45 You forgot Bill Ayers

Anonymous said...

RTG is repeat, and SUCKS

Anonymous said...

2:57
It is our constitutional right to defend ourselves when accused of a crime. Otherwise, we'd be a police state.

Being one of those that defend people, such as BG, IS an honorable profession in my eyes.

If you got accused of a crime, would you not defend yourself?

Anonymous said...

Re-runs on democratic presidents and random pic girls are never good

Anonymous said...

3:16, I love it when a liberal weenie cites constitutional rights, because I get to ask them this question. Where does it say in the constitution that a woman has a right to an abortion and my tax dollar should go to pay for it? I hope you'll be the first to answer.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Eastwood, it is : )

Anonymous said...

Rage, you must have missed the 2010 elections. People are becoming more conservative except the racist blacks, insane homosexuals and illegal aliens.

Now, which one of those groups do you belong to???

Anonymous said...

On a blog where the moderaor has had to censor the "N" word because of the consertavtive commentors, and where the word "meskins" is used, even when discussing the tragic death of children; we have those same conservatives taking offense at being called racists?
What a joke!
uncle wally

Anonymous said...

that a woman has a right to an abortion

The 9th.

and my tax dollar should go to pay for it?

This doesn't happen, you ignorant jacktard.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Chris Rock, Richard Pryor, Robert Byrd and most all niggers were consertavtive(whatever that is) commentors because I've heard them all us the "N" word.

Anonymous said...

Consilium, That was quite a lengthy diatribe on your opinion of polls and racism, but it still doesn't address the fact the GOP is extremely white and needs some minority votes to win the election.

Consilium ac prudentia said...

Uncle Wally, if you are referring to me then I must ask respectfully when you have ever seen me use one of those filthy slurs. I believe that is disrespectful and does zero good in moving people toward useful dialect. Other than my past confrontations with Rage I have never been disrespectful to anyone on this blog. I also believe it is wrong to refer to the President of the United States of America, regardless of party affiliation, as anything other than their last name, which I don't do often, Mr., or President, but I digress. Also if you pay attention to what I said in both of my posts you will notice that I gave neither side latitude in this aspect. Racism, regardless of the political affiliation of the racist, is wrong. Unfortunately, most people, when confronted, resort to their base instinct of retaliation and our national political disagreements have reached this level and civilization has been thrown out. Until people stop using things such as racism for political gain, we as a society will continue to deteriorate. This belief is the source of my offense.

Anonymous said...

Uncle Wally, your in way over your head here pal. There are cretins in both parties, and obviously some that post right here on this blog. The impact these people have in politics is unforntunate, because people that harbor that kind of hatred really never amount to anything in real life. The fact that these simple minded cretins exist does not undermine the fact that the current presidential admin has failed the American people and it is time for a change.

Anonymous said...

Great news. They gave the black pedophile 99 years.

http://news.yahoo.com/man-texas-sex-assault-case-gets-99-years-210041782.html

Anonymous said...

Amazing that I disagree with Mark Davis but I find Romney a basically pandering flip-flopper (even Wordy can list the flops). Ryan is a right-wing ideologue with specific beliefs that he has modified to fit with the flip-flopper-in-chief. Ryan's good at smirky delivery of positions supported by false statements. While the false claims will be challenged during the campaign, the Republicans have learned if they run false ads repeatedly, the more they run, the more the sheeple eat it up - truth be dammed.

Anonymous said...

I just Shat me self !!!!!!


Rage

Anonymous said...

10:48 give us a break the Democrats who voted against the 64 civil rights law were all from southern states who now are fine conservative Republicans. The south was solid Democratic from 1868 to 1980 and racists because of the reaction to reconstruction after the civil war

wordkyle said...

You guys rock.

Anonymous said...

"George bush mystery speaker, four more years",.....whoever blogged that made me laugh after the fact....i didn't get it at first, but then I did, that's pretty funny! The truth is always the best laughs!

Consilium ac prudentia said...

4:50 I asked you what your solution is to the problem of the "whitey" Republican party who need to "add some color". You presented no solution. I'll wait.

Anonymous said...

Rage, You stepped in it again. The 9th doesn't mention one word about abortion and the Planned Parenthood which is nothing more than an abortion factory gets a third of it's money from government grants, in other words, tax dollars. Now who is the jacktard?

Anonymous said...

A solution? That's easy, quit trying to push minorities away. As long as they have policies aimed at preventing minorities from voting (see Voter ID)or working they are not going to attract any minority voters.

If you think I'm wrong, look at the GOP delegates and see how many were minorities.

wordkyle said...

839 - Several solutions come to mind, but this one is elegant: Any time a black Republican is called an "Uncle Tom" or a "house ni***r," prosecute the speaker -- regardless of race or color -- for a hate crime. Why should a black Republican have to endure such racial epithets, especially from other blacks, because of their political party?

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Wordy.

You don't!



Anonymous said...

12:00 NOBODY pushes minorities away from voting. If you are an American citizen there is no problem. By your uneducated comment only minorities who are Republican/Conservative are allowed to vote.

Anonymous said...

I asked you what your solution is to the problem of the "whitey" Republican party who need to "add some color". You presented no solution. I'll wait.

They should refuse to listen to the Democrat party and pay more attention to what Republican and or Conservative blacks are saying to them.

It's common sense!