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9.18.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • ESPN had the most confusing online poll in the history of polls yesterday.
  • Twinkies and Ding Dongs are in jeopardy because Hostess is at odds with the bakers union.  Wait, there's a bakers union?
  • Someone asked yesterday if we are finally getting to the point that NFL players are too big and too fast to safely play the game. Maybe.
  • For some reason yesterday, I watched the (deleted) scene from The Exorcist where Regan did the "spider walk" (walking upside down on all fours) down the staircase.   Last night, I looked up and saw the Fourth-Grader-In-The-House playfully doing the same crazy walk down our stairs. (And no, she's never seen the scene, I had not talked about it, and it was 100% coincidence.) But it freaked me out. 
  • It surprised me to learn that Jerry Sandusky had not been sentenced. It happens October 9th.
  • Yesterday was the 150 year anniversary of the Battle of Antietam -- the bloodiest day in America. Two things: (1) I'd love to visit Civil War battlegrounds, and (2) I have the hardest time remembering how to pronounce "Antietam". 
  • Jim Carrey is dating a "Hey, Now."
  • I finally read a chapter of a book using an e-reader. The part that allows highlighting and notes almost seemed like a game-changer for me. 
  • I took a long walk around the neighborhood yesterday evening. I could do that for hours this time of year. 
  • Paradise ISD is getting 250 Macbook Airs? It seems like the statewide school budget crunch from one year ago is now a distant memory.
  • It'll be a little quiet around here today. I have a DWI trial unless we can reach a last minute agreement. (Speaking of, Atlanta running back Michael Turner scored a touchdown last night on Monday Night Football and then later got arrested for DUI.)



42 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
3.4 out of 5
She is cute
GJ BG

Anonymous said...

Mr. Carrey has always had a way with the ladies. Even the bat s**t crazy ones.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Mitts didn't screw up.

The liberal elite media just needed a story to cover the trampling of the US Constitution by Obama when they kidnapped the guy who possible made a movie about Muslims.

Goober said...

Be sure to watch "American Experience" tonight on KERA (ch. 13). They have a Civil War (or War of Northern Aggression to us true Southerners) program.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I went to see the uncut version of the "Exorcist" when it came out a few years ago. The theater was almost full when it started and the crowd slowly dwindled. There were only six couples in the theater when the "spider walk" appeared. After that, there were only five. What a freaky scene...still haunts me

Anonymous said...

He's Done? How many times are you Libtards going to declare the race over? This "news" won't affect the way the left or the right votes. The independents are waiting on the debates. End of story.

Anonymous said...

my man Mitt..ugomitt!

Anonymous said...

I have the hardest time remembering how to pronounce "Antietam".

Read the article. It is pronounced Sharpsburg.

Antietam's the yankee name for the battle.

Anonymous said...

Lay off the teacher's assistants and get MacBooks it's the American way

Anonymous said...

If you ever worked in a bakery, you would understand why a Union is needed, just as the local cops in WC join CLEET. Their management is a travesty.

Anonymous said...

I took a long walk around the neighborhood yesterday evening. I could do that for hours this time of year.

A sign of a contented life. Congratulations.

Yesterday was the 150 year anniversary of the Battle of Antietam

The bloodiest single day, sure. Gettysburg was far worse, though. And, in my humble (and studied) opinion, never was the North so close to losing the war as they were at Gettysburg. Thank God for that attention whore JEB Stuart. If not for him, and Lee acting like he had a stroke for a day or so, the war would have ended very differently (I realize this will irk many of the bigots who post on your blog--the war wasn't about slavery, after all...). Like Hitler, who refused to listen to good advice, Lee refused to listen to Longstreet. Had either of them done what they should have done, the world would be a much different place.

But the big single-day battles will always get the bigger headlines, as Antietam always has.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Read the article. It is pronounced Sharpsburg.

Antietam's the yankee name for the battle.


Funny.

Still, if you win, you get to name it.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Mitt may have inspired the indipendent voter to go vote. The guy that is not part of the 47% of America taking hand outs. Go Mitt!

Anonymous said...

That 47% was not going to vote for Mitt anyway. The 53% left over are glad someone is finally saying what we have been thinking all these years.

Anonymous said...

Tell it like it is, Mitt!

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Randy girl looks like she can handle my pringles can!

Buford T. Justice said...

Mitt is a dumbass

Anonymous said...

Unions are such a joke. Everyone except unionites are laughing at them.

Anonymous said...

figure Mitt taken out of context or misquoted. dont you , barry?

Remote Controller said...

I read most of my books off the reader now. With hilighting, sharing your highlighted information, instant fact check, downloading a book the author recommends without having to make mental notes.

I am telling you BG, it is a revolution in reading. I have not gone a day without reading since I bought mine last fall.

Anonymous said...

47% don't pay taxes.

Yep, 47% are freeloaders.

FACT:

One of those freeloaders lives in Wise County. They live on Welfare and keep on keep on popping out kids. They don't pay any taxes but, somehow got $8,000 back from the government this year.

Guess what they bought with those free funds? TV's, Iphones, etc.

Imagine that.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this special.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/18/emails-show-justice-working-with-media-matters-to-target-critics/

Anonymous said...

Media Matters, Isn't that the George Soros funded group that Hillary said she created? HMMMMM And didn't Chelsea Clinton get married at George Soros's daughters house?

Anonymous said...

Little Man Rage....150 years have passed and you feel the need to call names? We on the blog are so thankful for your amazing and "studied" insight on one of the most written about battles in American history. Once again, you have lied. In all your posts, you have never been humble about anything. I really enjoy reading your posts, it gives me something to laugh about. You are such a blowhard and I don't think you recognize it. You are the guy when the professor says, "if no one has questions, class is dismissed" that thought of 1000 profound questions that had to asked. What a trainwreck.

Anonymous said...

Budget problems? Want to buy more stuff? Raise the property valuations! Just try and do something about it.

That's how WCAD rolls.

Anonymous said...

2:22 -
Speak for yourself. Don't say "we on the blog ...." because your rant doesn't represent me, for sure. Although it does entertain me...
In MY humble opinion, Rage's comments ARE the most studied, informative, and entertaining on here day after day...not counting our blog host's posts. Host's posts?.... That's a weird phrase).... Only speaking for myself now!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re:Antietam

The War could have ended at Sharpsburg. lil' Mac had Lee's orders and so had Lee by the short hairs. He didn't have the stones to take care of business. At least he had plenty of company in the "Bad-Union-Generals-club".

Plenty of folks have "studied" the American Civil War. I have learned to value the opinions of those who refrain from extreme opinions like Confederacy = Nazi Germany and War was NEVER about Slavery.

It was the single greatest tragedy our Country ever has dealt with. I get offended by all the idiots today who throw out that Modern Civil War talk. Get real. It will never happen again and you should be incredibly thankful it won't.

Proud Native Texan and Southerner here, and proud of my ancestors who fought on both sides...

Anonymous said...

shut up 1225 those are the people who make this cuntry grate.

Anonymous said...

Jim Carrey has 12 year old boobies.

Anonymous said...

You are such a blowhard and I don't think you recognize it.

Wrong again, penis breath.

Rage

Anonymous said...


2:22pm, is your post relevant to anything other than your obvious dislike for this particular blog poster?

Anonymous said...

Rage is probably a happy person. All he has to do is throw something out and laugh at the responses. Take 2:22 for example...well I guess that speaks for itself.

Anonymous said...

Repeat after me...

An-tee-tum


class dismissed.

Anonymous said...

3:59...Is relevance required on this blog?

2:48...Sorry for using the collective, shouldn't have done that.

Little, Insignificant Rage...If you realize you are a blowhard, can you be humble as well?

Anonymous said...

If Rage is married, I bet his wife beats the hell out of him. You can't have that much anger and all be right in your world.

Anonymous said...

Most Republicans agree with what Romney said about us. That is plain from reading the comments here.

And aren't they so eloquent with what they say.

Anonymous said...

I have learned to value the opinions of those who refrain from extreme opinions like Confederacy = Nazi Germany and War was NEVER about Slavery.

Couple things here to make sure the reading impaired haven't misinterpreted my comments.

1. The reference to Hitler was a comparison of the two leaders who disregarded crucial advice at crucial times. A two front war? Me-262 as a bomber instead of a fighter? Rocket attacks on cities instead of military targets? 100% the wrong decision. 100% Hitler's decisions. 100% advised against by real military commanders.

Lee showed a similar lack of judgment at Gettysburg. Lee waited for JEB to tell him where the Union army was, when he had a huge reserve of cavalry to go find them. Then the Union got the high ground first and Lee was advised to go around, set up between the Union army and Washington on ground of his own choosing (i.e., don't attack uphill into the largest collection of artillery the world had ever seen), and let them attack him uphill. Instead, he sat around and waited for JEB, then attacked uphill.

In other words, Lee was like Hitler in that he disregarded valuable and crucial advice. It was not a comparison between the Confederacy and Nazi Germany as a whole.


2. As for the part about the war not being about slavery, that was satire aimed at the usual bigots (i.e. 90% of the posters here) on the blog. Of course it was about slavery. 100%? I don't know. Probably about 99%. In other words, I was taking a shot at the "heritage, not hate" morons.



I would have thought these points were self evident. My apologies to Mike Honcho--I'll write in little words with fewer syllables from now on so that he can understand.

Rage

Anonymous said...

4:42

I wonder why you pick the negative outcomes to make your point and skip over the engagements that were strategically successful for both leaders mentioned. In war, there are winning engagements and losing engagements, no one bats 1.000.

I'm no supporter of Adolf or anything he stood for, but Lee fought an uphill war from the beginning against a superior enemy based on numbers, political support, financing and industrial capacity and damn near beat those blue bellies.

In looking at the map of the battle of Sharpsburg, did you notice it's relative location to Washington DC? Sixty miles away. I wonder what would have happened if he had pulled a Sherman and headed for the sea, burning everything along the way.

Didn't think you noticed, Mr. Pubic Defender.

Anonymous said...

i would be willing to bet the only people who were upset by mitt romney's comments are the people who are indeed, freeloading off the government. While i did think his percentage seemed somewhat high, i dont think he was far off from the correct number and i dont think he was wrong for saying what he did in any way.

Katy Anders said...

Conservatives still pretending they support Mitt, huh?

Darrel said...

Nothing wrong with entitlements. I feel entitled to my s.s. and medicare. I worked for them. Every human is entitled to food and shelter. Most people work for them. Some can't. There are some that won't and that is too bad. It is not right that some do without food and shelter because some cheat. Medical care also.

You loudmouth Republicans should remember most of you are in that 47%.

Remote Controller said...

Here is your 47%- It isn't exactly how Mitt puts it.

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/UploadedPDF/1001547-Why-No-Income-Tax.pdf