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8.01.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • The Messenger's web site went down again last night (on election night, no less) and in their anger they revealed they pay $300 a month to their web hosting company. 
  • I (finally) saw Too Big To Fail over the weekend. Fantastic. For the life of me, I never understood why the country was not in an absolute panic four years ago when everyone in the know was telling us our economy was on the verge of complete destruction.
  • Good Ags: ESPN's College Gameday decided to cut a commercial for the upcoming season which featured the Aggies Yell Practice in it. Here's a pic of the turnout for the filming at College Station.
  • It was a perfect storm for the Tea Party last night: A run-off, a bland establishment guy firing off offensive ads, and let's-get-prepared-to-oust-Obama fueled emotion. And I'll give them credit, they realized if they turned out they could win the thing.
  • And the turnout was crazy: It looks like there were 1.4 million people who voted in the Republican primary in May. Last night it only dropped off to 1.1 million. 
  • But here is the real and crazy proof. Dewhurst received 624,170 votes in May but dropped to 450,562 yesterday. Cruz received 479,079 in May but grew to 578,938 yesterday. That's insane. (Source)
  • Some of you Google experts, find out for me who was the mastermind of Dewhurst's "Chinese company" ad. It had to be some high paid political consultant, and I love to know exactly who it was. (And that Ted-Cruz-Killed-My-Son ad may have been worse.)
  • And I cannot believe Dewhurst said last night, "We never compromised any of our values." So you still stand by those ads? He's either morally challenged or mentally challenged. 
  • But here's my hot sports opinion: This is the high water mark for the Tea Party in Texas. Like I said, it was a perfect storm, and changing demographics will prevent that from ever happening again at the state-wide level.
  • It's support Chick-fil-A day. Who would have thought that being anti-gay marriage could be so profitable?
  • One of the morning boys on The Ticket yesterday said "we know" that both the Angels and the Rangers will make the playoffs. I'd tap the brakes on that big time. The Rangers are in trouble.
  • Another Alvord blow: This man (facebook link) suffered serious injuries in a wreck last night. 
  • It seems like everyone who dies from the West Nile Virus is in bad health to start with. 



70 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard the Gays were going to protest by removing the chicken and inserting a Wiener in those buns and then eating them.

Anonymous said...

And who told you the economy was on the verge of destruction?? George Bush! But all you liberal weenies were too busy bowing down to your rock star president to realize what was going on!

WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!

LLDQFan said...

Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at Chick-fil-a today! Is it anti-gay or support for traditional marriage? Love those waffle fries!

Anonymous said...

You're right about this being as good as it gets for the Tea Party, but I think for a different reason.

Increased turnout in a Republican primary will only determine which Republican goes to the general election. They will never determine the outcome of a general election except where the outcome was already in question, because every Tea Partier will already only vote Republican. There is not a moderate in the State of Texas who looked at Dewhurst and said "man, that guy just aint conservative enough, so I'm voting for Cruz."

Moderates swing general elections. Always have, always will.

Rage

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
2 out of 5
She needs to eat

Middle
4 out of 5
HOT HOT

Right
2 out of 5
She has a mans face.

Anonymous said...

I have never eaten at Chick-fil-a until last week and now it will be once or twice a week when I am in Dallas or Ft Worth. Warning, you may have to wait in line. They had big crowds. Can we get one to open in Decatur?

Upstairs said...

I wonder if some of the winners last night -- Cruz, JD Sheffield, etc -- realized how many of the votes they got were against the other guy and not particularly for them.

Anonymous said...

in the political arena, i predict
NOTHING WILL CHANGE !

df: uncle sam

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, all you married/divorced three times who have kids with three different last names go ahead and eat at Chick-Fil-A today to support your stance on the sanctity of traditional marriage.

wordkyle said...

By your reference (once again) to "demographics," you evoke the most pessimistic view of democracy: "A democracy can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury." That's essentially the Democrat platform.

Anonymous said...

9:21 - weak straw man argument

Why is it that even the ugly chicks these days think they're fabulous? Attention all females: Enough with the arm thing.

Anonymous said...

But, but, but Nancy Pelosi said that the tea party was dead!

Anonymous said...

I think the guy on the right is from Newark.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if 9:21 spent any time in Pennsylvania as a child. I"m sensing presence of some repressed memories manifesting themselves as bitterness towards those of us who grew up in a normal home environment.

DF Opie Taylor

Anonymous said...

I messaged the
"Texas Conservative Fund"
last night to let them know that I voted for Cruz because of the
"Ted Cruz Killed My Son Add".

I still don't understand why those on the extremes don't understand that the middle does not like their policies or their tactics.

As Rage said, the moderates swing the elections, but the extremes pretend that we don't exist.

Anonymous said...

No doubt eating chicken and waffle fries is the way to show your love for Jesus!

Anonymous said...

Worst argument I've seen in awhile. Angry homosexual much?

Anonymous said...

All the support for Chick-Fil-A just proves most people in American support the Bible.

Anonymous said...

Ironic that Tea Partiers, who spend much time attacking President Obama as unAmerican because they claim he wasn't born in US, supported Ted Cruz who was not born in US. (Cruz was born in Canada)

Double Fake Bob and Doug McKenzie

Triple Fake... said...

It took a while, but for once Rage is saying something that I agree with. Republicans will still vote Republican (mostly), but hard line right-wingers won't sway the fence sitters to fall on their side.

I've never understood "undecided" anyway. Do people not have a core set of values or beliefs that would naturally tend to point them a certain direction? Makes me think some folks base their decision solely on the person, and not what the candidate stands for.
But I've never voted on a straight-party ticket. There have been times when I voted for all the same candidates in one party, but they were chosen individually. I can count on one hand the number of times I've voted for a candidate from the opposite party

wordkyle said...

Yeah, those moderates really make a big difference. (Second only to Conservatives.) So what would constitute the ideal moderate? Someone who gave equal weight to both sides so they just decided not to vote? Or someone who became so enamored with the rhetoric that they ignored the issues?

Anonymous said...

I think 9:21 makes a good point. it does not have to do with support for gays or non-gays, it has to do with the hypocritcal view of marriage as being sacred by those thumping their own personal bible who have not-so-Christian pasts of their own. So it's OK to be married multiple times as long as it's man and a woman? Is that core Christian value in the Bible somewhere and I missed it? Would someone please reference a verse for me?

Anonymous said...

9:21 - Excellent, valid point - and one that those that support chick-fill-A's stance would never ever let themselves consider the logic to it.

Anonymous said...

An ideal moderate is somebody with conservative values that looks at all issues as a part of a system of Public Policy and uses real facts to make his decisions without pandering to the haters and single issue voters. He must also acknowledge the need for checks and balances, promote individuals rights and responsibilities, and admit that there are people behaving badly on all sides of all issues.

Cleverly Disguised said...

Folks need to calm down….It’s just corporate fast food! Marginal at best…If you could eat it every day you wouldn’t.

wordkyle said...

921 & supporters: Setting a high standard of behavior for oneself and sometimes falling short is not hypocritical or illogical. Being Christian does not mean a person ceases to be human. It means (among other things) that they recognize their imperfections and strive to conduct themselves better than their baser instincts rather than wallow in them.

wordkyle said...

1118 - Thanks for your definition. All this time I was a moderate and didn't know it!

Anonymous said...

I don't support Mormans or knob-jockeys.

I'm going to Whataburger for lunch.

The Backdoor Intruder

DF Elementary Math Teacher said...

Wordy, let me explain using your stats.

56 > 40

In other words, if the conservatives vote one way and the liberals vote another way, neither of them has 50%. Ergo, the moderates make the decision.

You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

I am one of the sheep that is going to eat at Chick Fill-a but not because I support traditional marriage but to support the right of free speech. I personally do not care If the gays get married or not and I am a pretty conservative guy. Most Marriages between an man and a women in my opinion have not gone that well.

DF Pastor Fundi said...

Is the Biblical definition of marriage in Deuteronomy 22:28-29 the correct one? You know, the one that says a virgin who is raped must marry her rapist after the rapist pays the victim's father for his property loss.

Or should we be following the example set by Lamech, Esau, Jacob, Ashur, Gideon, Elkanah, David, Solomon, Rehaboam, Abijah, Jehoram, Joash, Ahab, Jeholachin and Belshazzar etc. by having multiple wives?

Or maybe just good old Genesis that makes it clear that wives are subordinate, marriages between faiths are unacceptable, marriages are generally arranged, wives are property and brides who cant prove their virginity are stoned to death?

Triple Fake... said...

sports
the good stuff:
Swiched over to the Multi-colored Rings Spectacle last night just in time to see the US gals do their floor exercise and take gold. Later, they were being interviewed by Costas, who asked them all "What was the moment you first realized you wanted to compete in the Olympics?" There were two standard answers - around age eight, watching Carly Patterson in 2004, or watching Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven in 1996 (on DVD, of course. They're too young to remember that - I think the youngest one didn't even exist then! I feel ancient)
I think Costas missed a uh, golden opportunity to say something like: "There are eight year old girls back in America who have just declared that they want to be Olympians, based on what they've seen you do here today. And eight years from now, they'll say "Oh, it was London 2012, watching the Fab Five take gold!""

the flip side:
LONDON – Olympic badminton authorities booted eight players out of the games' tournament for attempting to throw matches.
Q - "What has two thumbs and made the claim yesterday that badminton was a weiner sport?"
A - "This guy!" (in case you can't see it, I have both thumbs pointing at myself)

And a Chinese diver's parents withheld the news of her grandparents' deaths (for more than a year!), and her mother's cancer, because they didn't want her to have any distractions from her training or competition.
What the hell?!
How do you go from "Ignorance is Bliss" to "Ignorance is mandatory in pursuit of winning!"?

Triple Fake Really Bad Writer of Fortune Cookie Message

Anonymous said...

Word:

The hypocrite part comes into play when you set a high standard for yourself and fall short, but are comfortable criticizing other for their (under your beliefs) sins.

I actually believe that you are a moderate, but if you take a valid look at many "conservatives" in today's world you will find a bunch of (old, fat, white) rabid haters that are sinners.

We need to wake up the more reasonable middle and develop workable Public Policy.

Anonymous said...

I like my Chick-Fil-A with extra self righteousness and a slice of bigotry. I'd ask them to hold the pickle, but that just sounds gay.

Anonymous said...

Chick-Fa-La never said one thing about being against "gay marriage" only that they promote traditional marriage.

Anonymous said...

I think Chik-fil-a should introduce a new gay sandwich called the One-eyed Rainbow trouser trout deluxe.

Anonymous said...

12:02 - Good post.
Bet you don't get any logical answers to your questions.

People who thump that Bible just do so for the random, sporadic parts that support their beliefs..... and then judge everyone else by the parts they condone.... and ignore the rest.

I'll take the rapist for 20, Alex said...

12:02

You missed one point in your comment on rape-based marriage. The rule requires that the couple be "found" so if both parties keep their mouths shut then they get to skate on the marriage thing.

Anonymous said...

Concerning Chick-Fil-a, I haven't seen anyone post about the glaringly obvious. Chick-Fil-a is a franchise, with individual franchise owners, who pay franchise fees back to corporate Chick-Fil-a. There are over 1,600 locations, and I venture to bet that at least one of those franchise owners is gay. So, will Chick-Fil-a take a stand and not take that gay franchise owners green money since their views probably differ from Mr. Cathy? I think that all franchise owners who's views differ from the owner should be able to keep all profits made today, you know, in the spirit of free speech and free enterprise.

Anonymous said...

9:21, Many dream of a lasting marriage. I guess you never heard of Kitty Wells who was married to the same man for 74 years. He died last year and Kitty passed away two weeks ago on a Monday. She was the first woman to have a number one country hit with "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" in 1952.

Most gay relationships are spontaneous with total strangers and last about five minutes in gay bar restrooms. That is what I read in "Sodom's Second Coming".

Anonymous said...

9:21, 11:10, 11:17= same poster

Anonymous said...

12:02

If you are going to put Bible verses on here at least know what you are talking about. You need to go back and read Deuteronomy 22:25-27 because those 3 verses are talking about rape not the ones you are saying.

Anonymous said...

The more the gays protest the more money Chick-Fil-A makes. Keep up the good work.

EAT MORE CHICKEN!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Geeezzz...some people are dumber than a box of rocks.

Anonymous said...

Sure, Wordkyle, if there was nohard core right then as a group they would have less impact. But there is, and they all vote one way, so they have a predictable impact.

You've shown that any nuanced argument on any subject is beyond your grasp, so it's certainly no surprise that this issue is too.

But hey--congratulations forcing a runoff and then winning, since you knew that was the only way Cruz would get there anyway. In the primary, the vast majority voted for someone besides Cruz. But you go ahead and act like tea baggers are ascendant. It's fun to see you act like such a giddy noob.

Rage

Anonymous said...

If someone doesn't believe in the bible why do they continually bash it and the people who live by it? Wouldn't it be common sense to avoid it at all cost.

I don't like a pipe or hamster crawling around my parts but, I'm certainly not going to rush out to the local gay store and purchase a handbook on it just so I can bash the book and the people who find great pleasure in it. That's your deal.

I swear some of you are one waffle fry short of a Chick-Fa-La Meal Deal. I think you people are mentally challenged.

Anonymous said...

I'm a flaming liberal who supports the CFA CEO's right to believe whatever he wants. He chooses to be closed on Sunday - OK by me. I object to governments refusing building permits for CFA because on the CEO's beliefs. I would object if he refused to hire or serve folks of any color, size or persuasion.

Anonymous said...

8:43 - You just must be joking!! It was 8 years of Bush non-economics that led to our situation. Cutting taxes, starting 2 unnecessary wars without paying for them, deregulation of big banks and corporations, and defunding the remaining oversight agencies were at the root of the problem. Digging out of the economic hole has been difficult and slower than anyone wants (except Senate Republicans whose primary goal has been to defeat Obama - NOT to improve the economy).

Anonymous said...

So Barry says the Tea Party is dead. Better have some salt and pepper ready counselor.

Anonymous said...

1:52...another idiot trying to revise history.

Anonymous said...

So Barry says the Tea Party is dead. Better have some salt and pepper ready counselor.

I bet it would take more than just salt and pepper to make a dead tea partier taste good.

Rage

wordkyle said...

1215 - Sorry, your caricatural portrayal of Conservatives doesn't wash. While hypocrites do exist on both sides of the discussion, having and espousing a high standard of behavior does not make one a hypocrite, even if one previously has fallen short.

You betray your own prejudices by singling out Conservatives as "old, fat white" rabid haters who are sinners. That description can fit any number of Americans, including Liberal Democrats. (And where do these guys fit into your belief system?)

wordkyle said...

11:53 - The problem with your equation is that moderates don't feel strongly enough about any issues to be motivated to vote, so they just stay home and bitch about "partisanship." (If they feel strongly one way or another on an issue, they are not "moderate," are they?)

Anonymous said...

Sames goes for commissioner Rage.

Anonymous said...

I don't no about that rage, they probably have similar marbling to kobe beef.

Anonymous said...

Why does the phrase "Smells like fish, tastes like chicken" come to mind? Better learn to love the Tea Party, they are here for a looooooonnnnng time.

Anonymous said...

HE DID NOT SAY HE HATED GAYS HE SAID HE RECONIZED MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN. IS HE NOT ENTITLED TO HIS OPINON LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.tHEY CAN DO ALL THEY WANT HE IS A FINE BUSINESS MAN AND THEI WILL NOT HINDER HIS BUSINESS AT ALL. WHAT A BUNCH OF DUMB A$$ES

Anonymous said...

But here's my hot sports opinion: This is the high water mark for the Tea Party in Texas. Like I said, it was a perfect storm, and changing demographics will prevent that from ever happening again at the state-wide level.


Don't bet the farm on it. Thousands are moving here to get away from the failed liberal states. And the mexicans from Mexico are catholic, and do not approve of abortion, queers or the filthy gansta thug culture.

Anonymous said...

The problem with your equation is that moderates don't feel strongly enough about any issues to be motivated to vote,

You sure about that?

Double fake PRESIDENT Obama


Rage

Anonymous said...

I hope Wise county emergency folks are planning for a mass casualty for the November election, there will be a huge number of strokes and head explosions when Obama wins. They need to have a drill to know how to cope with it.

Anonymous said...

Vote for the Mormon not the Moron

Anonymous said...

Chic fil a gives money hurt other people civil rights. Wal Mart hurts others as well and is anti Christian. No member of any Church in Decatur should use wal mart. They put more people on the state welfare than any other employer.

Anonymous said...

Chic To Lay sucks.
So do the gay.
Councidence, I think not.

The Nihilist

Anonymous said...

Senators can be born in Cuba.
Presidents can not be born of Kenyan fathers, even if Kenya
didn't exist at the time.

wordkyle said...

Ah. Confirming my second definition at 11:03. Also, Who really voted for Obama.


(P.S. Here's a guy who makes more sense than every Liberal in America when it comes to the Chik-Fil-A situation.)

Anonymous said...

I'D RATHER BE MARRIED 5 TIMES THAN SETTLE FOR A WIENIE ON A BUNN

Anonymous said...

I love the Christian, bible, marriage debate. I have a trivia question for you. Where can you find a Decatur divorce lawyer, a Decatur divorce judge and a process server to deliver divorce papers??????

You give up?
You give?

The answer: The Godliest of the Christian- most deacons of the First Baptist Church of Decatur. True!

Anonymous said...

Who's a chicken forker here?

Anonymous said...

What's the difference morally speaking, between having six wives and being married to one and screwing five other wives that belong to someone else.

Anonymous said...

LMAO @ 8;53!!!! VERY TRUE! AND A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE WORK, OR HAVE SPOUSES THAT WORK FOR GAY FRIENDLY COMPANIES LIKE AMERICAN AIRLINES, THAT HAVE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS LIKE GAY ,LESBIAN, AND TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEES. THEIR DOLLARS AND LABOR FUND THIS MACHINE. YOU WILL ALSO FIND EMPLOYEES OF GAY FRIENDLY DECATUR ISD ( READ THEIR DISCLAIMER ABOUT NO STUDENT WILL BE JUDGED ON RACE, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION ETC, IN THEIR HANDBOOK), AND PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THE GAY FLORIST AND BUY FLOWERS FROM THEM WHEN THERE IS A WEDDING OR DEATH CEREMONY AT THEIR CHURCH.