10.23.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • A Hurst attorney claims her office was the target of firebombs. Probably unrelated, but she filed a whistleblower claim against the Texas Attorney General at one time. 
  • I half-heartedly watched the debate last night.  I kind of thought the President's "we also have less horses and bayonets" line was kind of funny but it seems most thought it was "snarky."
  • How could anyone be an "undecided" voter at this point?
  • Bridgeport lawyer Mike Simpson's daughter is involved in a high profile capital murder case in Waco.
  • On Sunday they found the body of the 51 year old boat captain of the vessel which oddly sank in Eagle Mountain lake because of a "large wave." For some reason, we still haven't heard the name. I also didn't see any news stories last week of anxious friends and family members waiting for the recovery. 
  • Slow motion of a ball hitting the bat three times during one swing at last night's NLSC game. 
  • It is amazing Krum has put together an undefeated football team after only recently starting a program. How long ago has it been that they were only a basketball school? 
  • A few years back, some Decatur kids shot some Bridgeport kids (cheerleaders?) with a paintball gun during the Battle of the Big Sandy week.  That was funny back then. Everyone has gone so nuts these days that charges would probably be filed. 
  • I completely missed this last week: Wyoming's head coach accused the Air Force coach of faking a player's injuries and gives him a good cussing out as they left the field -- on Military Appreciation Day no less.  He was suspended for a week and fined $50,000 yesterday. (And I bet he'll feel that fine.)
  • Motorcycle death in Stephenville (and the guy had his teenage daughter on the back who was seriously injured.)
  • There is a trick to get behind the Star-Telegram paywall, but you have to be quick. 
  • If I'm reading this correctly, Decatur becomes a 4A school in 2014.  Don't panic. Every 3A school becomes a 4A school as the UIL voted to create a "6A" division Monday and do some renaming. 



72 comments:

Anonymous said...

Decatur more than likely would have become a 4A school in 2014 regardless of a reclassification. It's pushing the upper edge of 3A as it is.

Anonymous said...

No undecided voter here. Voted Yesterday...

wordkyle said...

I think the main benefit of the debates was that Romney got to show that he's not the ogre the Obama campaign has been portraying him as. Obama can't run on his record, so he's got to slander Romney so much that voters reject him as an option. Romney foiled that in the debates by appearing presidential. That's why he got such a big bump in the polls after the first debate. "Oh, he's not as bad as I thought."

Anonymous said...

911! 911!

Anonymous said...

Undecided to me could mean two things:
1) traditional definition as in you could vote for either candidate but still don't know which one. I've never met one of these people and am not sure there really are very many of them.
2) a voter who hasn't decided if they are going to vote. They know who they will vote for if the do show up at the polls, but just haven't decided if they will or not.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4 out of 5
She is HOT
GJ BG!!!

Anonymous said...

A few years back, some Decatur kids shot some Bridgeport kids (cheerleaders?) with a paintball gun during the Battle of the Big Sandy week. That was funny back then. Everyone has gone so nuts these days that charges would probably be filed.

So, you wouldn't mind someone randomly shooting your kids with paint balls? I know a kid who lost one of his eyes that way.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Decatur should just eliminate football and start a bowling league!

Fun D. Mentalist said...

Oh my god! It's an emergency! Now what number am I supposed to dial . . . ?

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

You may want to block Italian IP addresses from accessing this here entertaining blog if you insist on staying in the prediction racket.

http://www.freakonomics.com/2012/10/23/whats-wrong-with-punishing-bad-predictions/

The Wyoming coach picked as bad a day to twist off as the Mariners did when they fired Manager Don Wakamatsu on Japanese-American Night.

Anonymous said...

Sean Kidney...I heard Don was going to Wakamatsu of the job anyway!

Anonymous said...

9:12...Then the bitching would turn from turf/grass to maple/pine.

Anonymous said...

Turf or no Turf getting beat by a team with a varsity team for the first year is embarassing!!

Anonymous said...

The Startle-Gram paywall is an easy one to defeat.

The Dallas Morning News' paywall cannot be circumvented far as I know.

I'm guessing the deceased boat club captain is a member of the Fort Worth Boat Club. Has that already been announced? Don't know.

Anonymous said...

In case of emergency grab a floatation device!

Anonymous said...

Shoot at my kid with a paint ball gun, and I may be returning fire with a 300 WSM.

Romney is presidential because he's not as bad as everyone thought? Wow, way to set the bar high there wordkyle.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Can you get personal fouls in bowling?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Battle of Big Sandy! Can someone confirm.... Is it TRUE that ONLY the BHS grade that brings the most cans for the Food Drive are going to be allowed to go to the Pep Rally on Thursday. I have been told that by kids, but just don't think they are correct on their information.

Anyone know for sure?

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Decatur "encourages" kids to be absent on the reporting date so they don't move up in standings.

Anonymous said...

It's my recollection the paintballs were frozen when shot. Then it becomes not a regular ole paintball party. I would think that could kill someone.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Abe Factor's law office fire bombed about six months ago? Coincidence?

Anonymous said...

9:49, I believe in bowling you can get personal fails!

;-)

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Decatur "encourages" kids to be absent on the reporting date so they don't move up in standings.

That's not how it works.

Or at least, not how it used to. My old school used to register out of town students late to stay under the 4A line.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Anyone know for sure?
Anyone CARE for sure?

Anonymous said...

My old school used to shoot kids with their 300 WSM to to stay under the 4A line!

DF Dick Wolf

Anonymous said...

"It is amazing Krum has put together an undefeated football team after only recently starting a program."

What were you expecting? For them to be.......Krummy?

Rock me.

Double Fake Skip Bayless

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes little bro.

Double Fake WSG

Anonymous said...

Wordy, doesn't Romney's continuous flip-flopping on most every issue bother you? Who is this guy and does he have any real beliefs? Are you now comfortable that Romney endorses about every Obama foreign policy - he would just do it better. Romney repeats he will add 12 million jobs without any details on what that plan is. Why 12M not 13 or 11.5? Choose any number you like - he doesn't justify it. He just says, "I know how to do...." What a chameleon!

Anonymous said...

IIRC, the cheerleader/paintball scandal turned out to be a pretty big deal. A BPD car was damaged, maybe some charges were filed and one girl lost her scholarship.

Triple Fake... said...

Maybe Decatur should just eliminate football and start a paintball league!


Somebody shows up to count heads (or something similarly simple) to determine your school's classification? That just sounds idiotic - and par for the course where the Texas education system is concerned. If that was the case, why wouldn't you just ask/report how many kids aren't there but should be? Isn't there some paperwork somewhere they can consult to determine actual enrollment?

Undecided voter to me means:
1. people are reluctant to divulge their choice, regardless of the circumstances or motive of the inquirer
2. people are too stupid to know the basic platforms and the differences between the major parties.
~OR ~
They're so wishy-washy they can't make up their minds. These are the people you usually get stuck behind in McDonald's during lunch. You just wanna punch 'em and ask "Have you never been in here before?! Pick something!!"

Anonymous said...

Sure glad we have boats that you can land planes on. And those that go underwater.

Anonymous said...

There are no real undecided voters - never have been; Most who claim to be undecided or Libertarians are just lapsed repubs who will either vote the parry ticket or abstain.

Anonymous said...

11:11

I like Romney's "plan" a helluva lot better than the "Hope and Change" platform in 2008. Where were the details on that baby? It would have been nice to know our debt tripling and unemployment being at 8% or better was included. Not sure if those fell under "Hope" or "Change", I always confused those two.

I think "Yes we can" was in there somewhere. I'm not sure how that plank is working out for the current administration.

So, when folks ask Romney for details, I just think of all the specific examples provided by the candidate that won 2008....and laugh at them.

Anonymous said...

11:11, Romney is not flip flopping, he is evolving.

wordkyle said...

1111 - Much has been said about Romney's supposed "flip-flopping," but he's no worse, if not better than, Obama on that subject. And Obama somehow slips by without being asked to provide specifics. He'll add more jobs? How? Send fewer jobs overseas? How? Cut the deficit by $4 trillion in the coming years? How? (That's worth a chuckle based on his track record.)

Obama criticized Bush's handling of defense and national security, but has more or less continued Bush's policies. Obama promised a "transparent" government, but the stimulus and Obamacare passed without even Democrats having the chance to read it. Obama says he'll make America energy independent, yet vetoed the Keystone pipeline.

Obama has not shown competence or judgment as president. Time to give the job to someone else.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Krum ISD and Brock ISD
both know how to recruit!

Call Brownwood ISD Or Odessa ISD
for confirmation.

Anonymous said...

Mormons don't evolve. And they'll take the rest. Of the. Country backwards, too.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I Hoped in one hand but it did not Change what ended up in the other!

DF Obama voter

Anonymous said...

12:22

It's got noting to do with attendance-it's about the number of kids enrolled on the determination date (I think it's sometime in October...)

Anonymous said...

Obama says he'll make America energy independent, yet vetoed the Keystone pipeline.

That comes from CANADA, you nimwit.

Anonymous said...

1:51

I guess that's why we all were forced to go to Confession and Mass when Kennedy was elected in 1960. You remember that, don't you. All peoples of all faith having to switch to Catholicism, get Baptized into the Church and receive Communion.

Oh...wait...that didn't happen.

Go work on your argument and present it in class tomorrow morning. I'll bring my cellphone so you can call your Mother and tell her you won't be a lawyer after all.

Double Fake Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.

Anonymous said...

Happy bday to you...
Happy bday to you...
Happy bday dear WSG...
Happy bday to you...

I got the ol' cincuenta y seis staring me in the eye like a honey badger in a couple of weeks.

You're Club President this month. Write some executive orders or something and get us out of this mess here in the good ol' US of A.

Jones is up next month. Lord knows he won't do anything about it.

Triple Fake... said...


@ 2:12 -
my comment was a response to the earlier comment about how students were advised to stay home on the reporting date. I knew it couldn't have been as simple as how many kids showed up on a particular day.
Did you miss the part where I asked about paperwork to determine enrollment?
See, I figured they would probably have the number writ down somewhere on a scrap of paper, so's they wouldn't have to keep counting kids ever time somebody axed "How many ya got here?"

Anonymous said...

3:24

Your choices are:

A) Dimwit
B) Nimrod

Pick one.

Anonymous said...

Har. Wordkyle got busted touting a Canadian pipeline when talking about American energy independence. A pipeline where the Canadian company that Republicans want to have the power to condemn American land for its right of way has stated will not guarantee one drop of oil stays in the US after it is transported to the gulf. You know, that place where foreign freighters come and take products from here to somewhere else that won't be used here?

Stop lying, Wordkyle.

Rage

Anonymous said...

No it sounds like KRUM or BROCK know how to COACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wordkyle said...

As 324 pointed out, the Keystone pipeline originates in Canada. I consider Canadians close enough allies that oil from them would be secure during good times and bad. Not so much the Middle East. Yet America's energy needs were not uppermost in his mind when Obama vetoed Keystone, so his fragile declarations crumble under the facts.

Anonymous said...

4:41

Obviously you are not in the oil and gas industry, or you wouldn't be making such silly comments.

It's all about the Benjamin's. The land owners want more money for the right of ways. You want 10 acres for a right of away across my goober field, fine, just pay me for it. Individual producers in the US want to be sure the prices they receive per barrel via royalty checks doesn't drop because of the influx of Canadian(eh) oil(eh). And finally, the oil companies want to make sure their bottomline isn't hurt by Canadian(eh) oil(eh) increasing supply, thus dropping the price, potentially.

Your export argument makes no sense either. Only a certain number of barrels can be exported due to capacity limitations of the tankers. Whatever they cannot hold, stays here, regardless of where it originated. You could export ALL the Canadian(eh) oil(eh) you wanted, that means for every barrel exported, a barrel of good ol' US oil stays here.

In the meantime, you and I pay $3.29/gallon for gas, which could be lower if the supply was higher.

It's all about the money. Everyone wants as big a piece of the action as possible and everyone involved has their hand out.

Anonymous said...

Wow, little ragey,. I would ask if you're really that stupid, but most annoying, childish, petty, arrogant little men are, in fact, stupid. So I won't ask.

So tell me, when did they remove Canada from the North American continent?

I wasn't aware they condemned land for a pipeline. That's too bad. I miss the good old days when they bought/rented the land for pipelines. And payed usage fees which almost all were glad to receive. I guess those pushy Canadians just decided to change the rules, eh?

I guess there's no guarantee that that oil will stay in the US. But if there were just accidentally some, say, refineries on the gulf coast who might be interested in buying some of it from those pushy Canadians they might be able to do so with some significant advantage over other potential buyers who would have to put it in a ship and take it somewhere.

You have become quite an irrelevant contributor here with your know-it-all attitude and immature attacks on WK. Grow up, junior.

Anonymous said...

You need a like button or dislike, cause some of these should be liked! Just say'n!!

Anonymous said...

The paint ball shooting was not a big deal untill a few girls had to set out that game. Of course, when the Decatur kids came to the game and had signs about the incident, that changed. The messenger took photos and had a whole page in the paper about the signs, but nothing bad to say about the deed, the shooting or the signs.

Anonymous said...

3:24 for the win!

Anonymous said...

Don't want to pick a side or make any comment that might come back to haunt me, so can I just vote present on this blog?

Anonymous said...

3:24,How is all that green energy making us independent that he loaned to all those solar companies that are now bankrupt? The owners of the companies that were his friends made out like bandits.

Anonymous said...

6:13

Like....your opinion matters.

Anonymous said...

Rage isn't in the common sense business either.

Anonymous said...

Today's RMT girl is obviously a Republican. She's wearing red, in front of a sign with a red font and an arrow pointing to the right.

I would be proud to have her as one of my wiv....uh...I mean...supporters.

Double Fake Mitt Romney

Anonymous said...

6:51 They then contribute to obamas campaign It's called money laundering. So in fact all tax payers contribute to him without our knowledge. Pretty good deal eh.

Anonymous said...

5:25, you sound like someone with no land, or at least no pride in it.

DF Land Heritage Landowner

Anonymous said...

6:51, how much did bush hand to the banks again? Billions. They were "too big to fail". Now romney wants to let them back to their old tricks.

The Republican Party ismore socialist than Obama ever could be, with as much as he handed over to the banks.

Rage

Candance said...

My kid says Krum has only had football for four years. I cannot be sure of this because I hate basketball because of the squeaky sound the shoes make on the gym floor. Last year was our first year to have varsity and this is our first year to play in the division thingy.

I still don't understand the turf question.

Anonymous said...

9:55--all has to do with enrollment on the snapshot date. Has nothing to do with attendance on any given date.

Anonymous said...

8:08

The turf thing...

Some supporters of a certain high school football program in Wise County(Decatur) think their team would be winners/better/at least competitive if they had a football field with artificial turf. Right now, they have regular turf, like grass, dirt, sand burrs and stuff.

So on this blog, for a several years now, there have been comments when Decatur loses/doesn't play well/gets blown out, that if they only had turf(meaning, artificial turf), they would have won/played better/not have lost to Krum for mercy sakes. Yes, they blame the playing surface for the lack of a win, even though the other team plays on the same surface.

There has also been discussion on the blog regarding the long term cost of an artificial surface vs. a natural surface, but I'm pretty sure that's a distant second to thinking an artificial surface would make them more competitive and add a "cool" factor to the program.

Double Fake Miles Quakoe, free lance agronomist

Anonymous said...

7:38

Wrong and wrong. Good luck next time.

Anonymous said...

Wordy, you are always so certain that your opinion and facts are the same thing.
Please cite where Obama vetoed the Keystone pipeline. (Hint - he didn't).
That heavy oil from Canada is intended for Gulf refineries primarily for export. May be good for the oil company stockholders but won't do anything for your gas prices.

Anonymous said...

They will condemn your land. Someone didnt read the Star Telegram article.

Anonymous said...

The comment about less bayonets and horses wasn't funny at all to anyone who understands how Obama has failed at foreign policy; especially after spinning what happended in Libya. Since the time of bayonets & horses communication has advanced more than anything in our history; however, for some reason our Commander-in-Chief didn't know what was going on for hours as our embassy was under attack by terrorist. It appears the communication was so bad between those on the ground on the phone to Washington, that somehow the President was not informed. We might as well been back to 1916 and sent our runners or pidgeons to get word to why four Americans died! Hillary was right about Obama taking the 3:00 phone call! He failed miserably in responding to a crisis and lied to cover up his failure in the Middle East. Romney nailed him on his Apology Tour and Bob Woodward confirmed Obama plan to cut back on the military (Obama lied on that one too during the debate)
Obama didn't go to Japan to apologize for ending the War with two atomic bombs, he sent a representative to apologize for Truman's decision to save one million American lives!!! One of those lives was my father who was on the list to be called for active duty toward the end of the war!!!

Anonymous said...

7:53 needs some fact checking not more faux news.
The president got continuous briefings from the CIA that had not determined the nature of the attack. Without better info no move was justified. Has anyone questioned Gen. Patraus on the subject? No one can identify anywhere that Obama " apologized" to anyone on his tour. Can you cite specifics? Our military is by far the strongest and most flexible of any in the world. Our military budget is larger than the next 10 nations combined! And most of those are our allies. If you want a more balanced budget, logical reductions in military spending must be included.
Just check the facts and avoid parroting Republican talking points. Right wordy?

Anonymous said...

No scholarship was lost bc no charges were pressed bc of that fact

Anonymous said...

4:15

bc y

just bc?

Candance said...

Thank you for explaining the turf thing. The only thing I know about our turf is that fire ants can build beds on them and my kid has an uncanny ability to locate them with her feet.

Anonymous said...

It may appear that Decatur is pushing the 4A ceiling, but it's that way every year. They're not at the top, and the ceiling gets raised by UIL every year as Texas' population continues to grow.

Although Decatur is a somewhat large 3A, it doesn't look promising to move up next time.

Bridgeport, on the other hand, is a small 3A, with a lot less students than Decatur. They won't likely move down, either, but you never know until it's posted.