8.29.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Watching the live reports at 9:00 last night from New Orleans, it looked like Isaac was a big bag of nothing. But it looks like it stuck around last night with some pretty bad flooding.
  • The worst of it appears to be some place called Plaquemine Parish (pic.). I looked it up on Google Maps (here) and my first thought was: "How can that place not flood?"
  • The Faith Bible Church in DeSoto, which has about a hundred cots set up for New Orleans refugees, had exactly one person in it last night. And a bunch of reporters. 
  • I watched a little bit of the Republican National Convention last night, but it was almost impossible to see any of the early speakers because all of the cable news channels had their talking heads jabbering. I finally had to resort to CSPAN.
  • During the Rick Santorum speech, 660 AM's Mark Davis had the most laughingly ironic tweet ever: "Libs saying conservatism is uncaring. Listen to this Santorum speech and then, pardon me, you have my permission to go screw yourselves."  Seems kind of caring.
  • I agree with the conservatives that MSNBC's Chris Matthews seems to have lost it. He's throwing out the Race Card like a crazy man.
  • Ann Romney seems like a nice enough woman, but I don't know if I would have had included in her speech her concern for the "parents who lie awake at night side by side, wondering how they'll be able to pay the mortgage or make the rent . . . ." Lady, those parents are so far removed from the life you have lived, there's no way you know that feeling.
  • I kind of worry about anyone who would want to be a delegate to a national political convention -- Republican or Democrat. 
  • In case you missed it: Troy Aikman's ex-wife was arrested for pubic intoxication a couple of days ago.
  • For the first time I can remember, I walked the last one-half of my jog last night. The temperature and near 100% humidity was just too much. 
  • From the Update, it looks like the City of Paradise is going to try and establish a city court that actually is used for the prosecution of traffic offenses (originated by a new "resident deputy" who will be hired.)  They also have allocated $1,000 for "legal consulting fees" which would only be used if a a case "went to trial". Translation: If someone demands a trial (jury or otherwise) in the City of Paradise, they have to have a prosecutor. So if everyone demands a trial, that fund will run out pretty quickly. 
  • Well I was completely wrong about the Aggies cancelling Thursday night's game. They'll now open their season against new conference foe Florida at College Station. Delicious. I actually looked on Stubhub for tickets but the prices were insane. 
  • The Tampa Bay newspaper does not appear to care much about the Republican National Convention taking place in the city:


75 comments:

Anonymous said...

1 of 5.
booo

Anonymous said...

Regarding Troy's ex wife, wouldn't you be a drunk to if you found out your husband was posing as a NFL star but was really gay?

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that was PUBLIC intoxication and NOT PUBIC Intoxication...?! 'Cause I am not even sure how Pubic Intoxication works......

Anonymous said...

In case you missed it: Troy Aikman's ex-wife was arrested for pubic intoxication a couple of days ago.


It sounds like you missed it yourself.

Rex Kramer said...

looks like a working gal's ad photo on backpage.com.

Anonymous said...

dang, 8:41 beat me too it.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Not good
1 out of 5
She is not cute at all.
Not good BG.

DF Stephen King said...

I am puzzled by the RTG photo.

An almost empty beach condo. She's posing, but doesn't seem happy about it. She cares enough to suck in her stomach, but not enough to smile.

I fell like there must be a story behind the photo. It's as if she's just realizing that her boyfriend just might be a psycho and she's made a horrible decision to go with him for a long weekend, but now it's too late.

Anonymous said...

Troy Aikman's ex-wife was arrested for pubic intoxication a couple of days ago.


We should get together...........

Randy Travis

Anonymous said...

Good observation Barry, poor Chris Matthews has been nuts for a while. I also concur with your assessment about Mrs. Romney being a nice lady. Like Mrs. Obama, probably hasn't worried lately about the rent. However, I am not willing to mark them out as leaders based on success. It would be nice however, if their husbands had at least been somewhat successful in the business world. By that criteria, the Romneys certainly trump the Obamas.

wordkyle said...

* Yeah, coverage of the Republican convention can be spotty. MSNBC decided to eliminate the Republicans of color who spoke at the convention from their coverage.

* Your argument against Ann Romney's expressing concern (Love was her word) for those who are suffering, such as the parents lying awake, implies that no one should express concern for the less fortunate unless they have experienced that same misfortune. You're setting up a no-win situation for any successful person who wants to help others, aren't you? (Or is it just successful Republicans?)

* You misinterpret Mark Davis's comment. Being a caring Conservative doesn't mean one has to tolerate Liberal lies or their other bushwa. Davis simply smacked down those who repeat the "uncaring Conservatives" lie.

Anonymous said...

About Ann Romney - and you think we all have the traveling lifestyle(funded by the people) of the Obammys?

DF Jon Lovitz said...

"Pubic intoxication"

You did that on purpose you little scamp. How positively ribald.

Anonymous said...

Wordy - Little bit judgemental toward BG this morning, aren't you?

At least he does what you cannot..........and that is.....

......think for himself!



Anonymous said...

RTG IS AWESOME!!!!
Love that girl!!
thanks for the "natural" look, no enhancements

Anonymous said...

9:03, How is he thinking for himself? He is doing nothing more than repeating the same handful of liberal talking points you can see on a thousand different liberal blogs.

Read a little outside your own box and you will clearly see that nothing he has ever said on this blog is particularly profound or provacative in the sense that he originated the thought.

Anonymous said...

Aikman's ex wife was engaged to be married when she met Troy boy. She dumped her fiance when she saw that Mr. Aikman was interested in her.

wordkyle said...

935 - Thank you for smacking 903 upside the head, but try not to be too harsh with BG. Without giving any credence to 903's opinion of me, I want to defend BG against your criticism. Although he is as misguided and misinformed as any Liberal, he doesn't need to be original to accomplish his goals for this blog. He provides a bathroom wall for the rest of us to scribble on. And to his credit, and unlike most Liberals, he doesn't try to silence opinions he disagrees with.

Anonymous said...

RTG looks lie an Eastern European hooker, brought in by the Russian mob for Spring Break. Explains the lack of a smile.

And yes, they bring in lots of girls to the Texas coast, and then are gone when Spring Break is over.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Read a little outside your own box and you will clearly see that nothing he has ever said on this blog is particularly profound or provacative in the sense that he originated the thought.

I know, I get tired of wordkyle too.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle - About MSNBC omitting miniority speakers - many conservative blogs are reporting that also this morning, but if you research it, you find that MSNBC & Fox omitted the exact same speakers, except for one, former Rep. Davis.
My source is also a blog, but after reading it, I checked out the speakers that were on last night. (Plus I watched some of it last night.)

"A purposeful omission of the minority speakers would be “pathetic,” except for one glaring detail that all of these publications themselves omitted:

"With the exception of black former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, MSNBC and Fox News covered and omitted the same exact speeches.

"Both networks aired the speeches by NH Senator Kelly Ayotte, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Ann Romney, and NJ Gov. Chris Christie.

"But for minority speakers, here’s a handy guide to how the rival networks broke down coverage:

"•Mia Love: MNSBC was in commercial; Fox aired Shepard Smith‘s coverage of Hurricane Isaac from New Orleans.
•Brian Sandoval: MSNBC aired hurricane coverage; Fox’s Sean Hannity interviewed Rep. Eric Cantor.
•Ted Cruz: MSNBC cut to panel analysis of the convention; Fox went to commercial and returned with a Scott Walker interview.
•Artur Davis: MSNBC aired panel discussion, mentioned his speech 5 minutes in, but didn’t air it; Fox aired the entirety of the speech.
•Nikki Haley: both MSNBC and Fox News aired the speech.
•Lucé Vela Fortuño: MSNBC aired more roundtable discussion; Fox News cut away to discussion by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly.
So with the exception of former Rep. Davis, MSNBC did not omit any speeches that Fox News did not also omit."



Anonymous said...

10:12, I applaud your work, but you should never make the mistake of assuming Wordy will be swayed by facts. He refuses to acknowledge any fact that doesn't fit his narrative.

Anonymous said...

Rage, I sure hope you filed some legal docs correctly.

Anonymous said...

I have concern for parents in Africa who lay awake at night
wondering if their children will
starve to death, be eaten by lions or
decapitated by rival tribes.
But those parents are so far removed from my life,
I couldn't know that feeling.
Duh

Anonymous said...

I tried to watch the convention on MSNBC but they kept editing it: "In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt."

I do like to see what black Republicans have to say, but MSNBC wants to keep up the image that we are racist. I flipped over to another channel to watch Davis and thought his presentation was the best of the evening.

Anonymous said...

The worst part is the pube hangover. Ouch.

wordkyle said...

1012 - If Fox News had initiated a network campaign about how "racist" the Republican party is, you might have a point. Fox News hasn't, MSNBC has, and you don't. The #3 cable news network tailored their coverage to fit their false portrayal.

Anonymous said...

mitts wife seems to be mid 60's by her accounting of the years she dated and married mitt...well preserved

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, how about starting up a side blog for only political comments. I'm pretty sick of getting on Liberally Lean to read nothing BUT political blah blah blah.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul guys flipped off Romney. The DNC is going to be lame compared to the hell raised at RNC.

Anonymous said...

"935 - Thank you for smacking 903 upside the head, but try not to be too harsh with BG."

I hate to tell you buddy but I wasn't doing it for you.

"Although he is as misguided and misinformed as any Liberal, he doesn't need to be original to accomplish his goals for this blog."

You are misplacing my criticism of 9:03's comment as criticism of BG. I like his blog, read it all the time. It is clever and witty, and usually a good read, which I think tends to strike some likeminded, but less educated blog fans with a sense that he is the originator of certain opinions and thus "thinks for himself". There is one or two of these cats on every blog, stroking their own ego by association. What 9:03 was really saying was, "I really want to be like BG"!

"He provides a bathroom wall for the rest of us to scribble on"

Yeah Word, I know what a blog is!

"And to his credit, and unlike most Liberals, he doesn't try to silence opinions he disagrees with."

Where did I say he did? I obviously read his blog so I am not incensed by his opinions to the degree many other on this blog, including yourself, can be at times.

wordkyle said...

1110 - "Incensed" is much too strong a word. My comments are to counter his and others' inaccurate claims (sorry, BG) and to offer another point of view. No anger is involved.

I took your comments as critical of BG. If that wasn't the case, then my apologies. I defended him when he didn't need it.

Anonymous said...

I personally just scroll past all the bs politico commentary. Rage & WK- Stop your online flirting already! Neither one of you are that smart, and neither am I for that matter. We are all OVER IT! I think it's funny that people in Wise County of all places are trying to have intense political debates. I use this blog for humore, not to show how smart I am, or how unintelligent anyone else is.

Anonymous said...

There was convention coverage on TV last night? Really?

At least the Cowboys are on tonight.

Anonymous said...

There is not a dimes worth of difference of the criticism I hear from the left and right. Each accusses the other of the exact same thing. How can we ever repair our country's economy, when we can't even get an honest debate from the news outlets. All we ever hear is "The Dems/Reps want to kill medicare and SS. They (Dems/Reps) want to raise your taxes. They (Dems/Reps) want to give your money away." When will the press grow a pair and give us just the facts. Let us decide honestly.

wordkyle said...

1150 - a) I don't recognize that other name. 2) I'm not in Wise County. iii) I have never claimed to be smart, especially more so than any other person. d) Presidents are not elected by smart people. They're elected by voters.*



* (Yes, I know about the electoral college.)

Anonymous said...

Ann Romney may not know what people feel like trying to make rent or financial payments,but Obama damn sure doesn't know what I need for health care either. But, it didn't stop him.

wordkyle said...

1201 - I'll respectfully disagree with your claim about the parties' criticisms being equivalent. What is the equivalent of the vile word racist thrown at Republicans? What female Democrat politician has been treated the way Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann have been? When has any black Democrat been described the way Condoleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas or Herman Cain were?

Anonymous said...

I think Mrs. Romney improved her pubic image.

Anonymous said...

The couple that lie side by side end up with another mouth to feed in 9 months, how about free birth control for those couples? That would be a little help.
Of course, we would pay for their trips.
Jeb says to quit blaming his brother but everyone knew it would take more than 4 years to get out of that mess.

Anonymous said...

12:24

Pelosi and Clinton, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map.html

Electoral College Status.

Obama 221
Romeny 181
Undecided 136

Anonymous said...

10:12, someone is calling you a liar:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/28/msnbc-abandons-gop-convention-during-every-speech-by-a-minority/

I tried to watch MSNBC but either they omitted the minority speakers or talked over them.

Anonymous said...

What is the equivalent of the vile word racist thrown at Republicans?

Welfare moms? Drug-addicts? Lazy, no-good, intentionally unemployed good-for-nothings who try to live off of all of us for free? Queer lovers? Don't Re-Nig in 2012? Hell, take your pick of vitriolic name-calling from the right aimed at the left. I can't believe you asked that question. But then again, I am always surprised at your dishonesty. I guess that's just the trusting liberal kind of person I am.

What female Democrat politician has been treated the way Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann have been?

Hillary Clinton? She's been in the crosshairs since 1992 when Republicans started villifying her for her stance on healthcare way back then. I saw Phill Gramm speak at Padgitt's in Waco way back when and he absolutely hated that woman, and made no bones about it. But then again, she's the only one who has been as vocal. And of course, Palin and Bachmann are absolutely and supremely ignorant, which they demonstrate every time they open their mouths. And let's not forget Palin's "abstinence-only" hypocrisy, with a teenage pregnant mom under her roof.

When has any black Democrat been described the way Condoleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas or Herman Cain were?

As for your examples, as a general rule Rice is thought of as smart, just soul-less. Thomas and Cain, come on. You know they were rightfully in the spotlight for their actions.

To answer your question, which I can only describe as profoundly stupid even for you: Jesse Jackson? And holy Christ you think Obama hasn't been villified? From his birth certificate to his drug use to his being half-white, to being a socialist, to destroying the country, to being in bed with terrorists? Jesus even you have attacked him on this very effing blog for many of these things.

Why would you even ask these questions? Are you truly that stupid? How utterly dishonest of you to even think that these wouldn't be soundly and easily rebutted. You are beyond a liar.

Rage

Rage

Anonymous said...

You call this name calling?

Welfare moms? Drug-addicts? Lazy, no-good, intentionally unemployed good-for-nothings who try to live off of all of us for free?

Those are clear descriptions of actual people.

Don't be so naive Rage.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

11:05am... AMEN.

I am already where I just skip over anything by Word, Rage, or anything like Obama, Romney, 2016, "take your guns away", "ruin our country", "tax returns", etc.

F' politics. The most unispiring, embarrassing part of America.

Anonymous said...

Good points, Rage - our superior thinking all knowing Wordkyle has likely expounded on many of your statements.

Both parties lambast each other, however and.....

.....is it any wonder nothing is accomplished when a bunch of school yard bullies never grow up.

I wouldn't call Wordy a liar because he always quotes somebody else's words...but he might be described as a blind Republican when it comes to their faults.

Sad.

Anonymous said...

Man Paradise wants a court and resident officer guess next the vfd will think they need some paid firefighters gotta keep up with Decatur! I do hope the get a CSI van though cause the one in Decatur is sweeeetttt it just screams professional or I got some candy in the back of the van get in not sure which!

wordkyle said...

equivalent - adjective: "equal in value, measure, force, effect, significance, etc."

Vocabulary ain't for everybody.

Anonymous said...

"Jesus even you have attacked him on this very effing blog for many of these things."

I did no such thing, but I did make sure he ended up in Lubbock. It was the closest thing to hell that I could think of(Wichita Falls had no vacancies) You gotta love divine intervention....lol

Double Fake Sweet Baby Jesus

Triple Fake... said...

@ 12:40 -
Apparently, the only things free - and in abundance - are ignorance and a sense of entitlement. Government programs are not manna from heaven. "Free" birth control has to be paid for by somebody.
If people are determined to "do stuff" (and I'm talking about all stuff, not just lying side by side) - doesn't matter if they're straight, gay, mixed race, interspecies, liberal, conservative, Methodist or Muslim - be prepared to accept, live with, and take responsibility for the action and the result.
The era of "Not-my-fault/Gimme" needs to come to an end!

Anonymous said...

Honcho,

That may be so, but it is a very important aspect of our everyday lives. We are all effected by this uninspiring part of America.

Anonymous said...

Free birth control is cheaper than a free baby.
And, that is what even married couples do.

wordkyle said...

Apparently Heaven doesn't have Google Maps.

Anonymous said...

RTG maybe worse ever please don not even bother if can't do better, a blank space would top that.

Anonymous said...

The hurricane must be getting close. I feel a big blow approaching. Time to gird my loins.

DF Warthog

Anonymous said...

Rage, Wipe your shoes off. You keep stepping in it again and again.

Anonymous said...

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION NIGHT 1

FOXNEWS 6,878,804
NBC 4,770,050
CBS 3,118,927
ABC 2,862,656
CNN 1,473,885
MSNBC 1,468,348

Would love to know what the stats are from previous years.

Anonymous said...

You're right wordy, they ain't equivalent. The right has been doin' it far meaner, for far longer.

Also, weren't you the one who used the term "faux" indignation or outrage? That's exactly what you showed by your post. Your poor, poor, political heroes, called what they are, but you call it hate. Big baby.

Show me the tax returns.

Anonymous said...

I don't get all the uproar over the birth control handouts, or even why those seeking the handouts care so much about it. I can buy a box of three condomns, which will last me about 3 years, for like $4.

Anonymous said...

2:47

Opinions vary.

o·pin·ion   /əˈpɪnyən/ [uh-pin-yuhn]
noun
1. a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.

Are you saying Pelosi and Clinton have NOT been through Republican bashing? My own Dad sends me Pelosi jokes on a daily basis. (Yes, they have internet access at Huntsville.)



Anonymous said...

Right on, Rage.... and write on. I never skip your comments because I love reading them. Great points....
And 4:24 - that was funny!

wordkyle said...

419 - You could be correct -- show my use of the word hate, please. Also, evidence of "outrage." Your warehouse doors are open.

Anonymous said...

1:22 - another blogger is calling me a liar. Oh no. What shall I do? The shame, the shame...
--10:12

Anonymous said...

4:19

The tax returns will prove.....nuth....ing!

Double Fake Master Sergeant Hans Georg Schultz

Anonymous said...

4:19, If Romney were to release his tax returns, then would you vote for him?

Anonymous said...

1:03, if that holds up then it is time for me to swallow my diamonds and catch a plane out of here.

wordkyle said...

443 - You're playing the "equivalent" game again. What prominent Republican has called Pelosi or Clinton the equivalent of racist? (A vile term for a vile practice, in everyone's opinion, wouldn't you say?) When has a prominent Republican called any black Democrat the equivalent of "house n****r" or "Uncle Tom?"

What terms have been used by Republicans to describe Democrats that you consider the equal of those words? (And, one would assume, which you believe to be the equal of those practices.)

Anonymous said...

Word doesn't recognize "thatother name" because he keeps getting his hot political opinions slapped down by him and he's taken his ball and gone back to that ivory tower we call Lubbock.

Anonymous said...

Aggies play Louisiana Tech tomorrow night.

Anonymous said...

Republicans saying Pelosi is racist towards Jews.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/29/cantor-calls-pelosi-comments-on-jewish-republicans-insulting/

Republicans saying Clinton is racist because of a Gandhi joke she made.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1052702/posts

And further more, this is a prime example of how you lose your credibility, because in your original statement, you said "What female Democrat politician has been treated the way Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann have been?"

The response given was Pelosi and Clinton. There was no mention of race in your question or in the response.

So...why are you working race into the argument of equivalent treatment now?

Can you point out the word "racist" in your own question? I did a cntl -F and got no hits on "racist". You may have meant to say racist, or implied the comments were racist, but by golly gee, I don't see the word racist in your question.

That, WK, is why people refer to you as a half-truth telling word twiddler because you don't stand behind your own words when you try to defend your own comments that are indefensible.

You can object if you wish, hell, you can strenuously object, but the fact is you asked "What female Democrat politician has been treated the way Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann have been?", you received a response and THEN you worked racism into your ongoing dialogue.

WK < Tebow

wordkyle said...

844 - I posted a link to some sample comments about Palin and Bachmann. Check million-dollar Obama donor Bill Maher's comments for more. Nothing presented about Pelosi or Clinton has been equivalent. Not even close. Not the same ball park, not even the same sport.

Do you consider calling Pelosi's remarks "insulting" the same as saying she's a racist? Cantor criticized her remarks without hanging a label on her. Without a single piece of evidence to back them up, Democrats to this day claim that Tea Partiers called black Congressmen the n-word during the 2010 health care protests. Your attempt to equate the two incidents shows the imbalance your argument suffers.

And you cite a source to "prove" Republicans called Clinton a racist, when it was actually the director of a center on Gandhi's teachings who called her remarks "insensitive" and "stereotyping" -- and then went on to compliment her.

So yeah, I object. Yours is the kind of argument that devalues criticism of true, actual racism, and which destroys women as people when they don't align with your politics. That's pretty friggin' objectionable to me.

Anonymous said...

2:47 Wordy - and posting on this blog isn't for everybody either.

Especially you.

Just go away - please!

***8:44 - Wordy, a twiddler?

Hysterical!

Anonymous said...

"What female Democrat politician has been treated the way Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann have been?"

Please point out the reference to race in YOUR question. I noticed you didn't address that in your last post.

WK < Q. Carter

Honey Boo Boo 4th Cousin Twice Removed said...

You can bet your bling bling tutu I am counting the amount of time it takes Obama to make a formal announcement to Louisiana about Isaac.

We are riding into day 2 folks.

Pure De Awful!