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10.05.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • Breaking: U.S. unemployment rate falls to 7.8%. Boom!
  • The Republicans have had so little to cheer for during the presidential campaign, they were absolutely giddy yesterday about a debate that didn't even have one single memorable moment.
  • Based upon the pitching matchup tonight, the Rangers should absolutely win over the Orioles. But the fact that they should win is what makes everyone nervous.
  • What would be the ultimate blow is a loss caused by Chris Davis -- a good guy who could never cut it with the Rangers but who has 33 home runs for the Orioles this year. 
  • Father and son at a bar in Dallas. Woman there to. Woman's ex shows up. Son now dead. Dad wounded. I just had to look up the bar on Google Streetview.
  • That 911 tape in the kid-shoots-family in Aledo case may be the creepiest thing ever. 
  • Saw a woman up at the courthouse who was getting probation in a misdemeanor case --- and she was crying hysterically.  Lady, grow up. 
  • If you know who Beano Cook is, keep that name in mind. Based upon his disappearance from a podcast I listen to, I fear he is in very bad health.
  • Yay temperature change!
  • No question that the American Airlines pilots are jacking with those seats.  That is so unnerving. 
  • Bridgeport has a Homecoming Queen that has a Korean origins. Pretty girl. 
  • That Doberman is still with us. We just glare at each other a lot now. I think tomorrow is his last day. 
  • TCU suspended there quarterback indefinitely after his DWI arrest. That has to be for the whole season, doesn't it? 



93 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pretty clever timing on the unemployment numbers.

The debate was memorable because Obama looked like an idiot. Stumbling and mumbling like he didn't have a clue.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
3.4 out of 5
Not bad

Anonymous said...

The thing I will remember about the debate is Obama was suffering from hypoxia. I never saw that before...

Anonymous said...

The debate showed who was the better choice. Liberals even think Romney did better. The king of liberals, Bill Maher, said the President made alot of good points, for Romney.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Bridgeport Homecoming: I saw the pics in the newspaper.
Beautiful young ladies in beautiful dresses.

Standing in the rain getting absolutely drenched.

Could someone not have thrown them all an umbrella? Just looking at those pics made me feel bad for them.

HornDog said...

BG, your first 4 bullet points make me want to come over there and kick you in the nut sack.

Fun D. Mentalist said...

Re: Neon Cowboy Shooting

What are the odds that there will be a breaking story in which the murderer has barricaded himself inside his mobile home and is engaged in an armed stand-off with the police?

RPM said...

I must be the only one that didn't think Mitt Romney won the debate. I didn't see a clear winner either way.

Jim said...

Barry,
It is a shame when you cannot trust your government to tell the truth.
We all know that the 7.8% unemployment number will be adjusted upward sometime after Nov 6, no matter who wins.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

-Wait for the upward revision next week burried in the last page of the Wednesday morning press release, along with finding out another 200K+ left the work force.
-Never underestimate the right's ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
If the rangers don't win, expect a lot of Fort Worth business for you in the coming months.
-GASP! Maybe the kids in wise county aren't as racist as some of the dipshits that post on here!
-You need to slap that dog around the first day it is there next time. Let it know who the boss is. It will be much more submissive the next time.
Happy Friday.

Anonymous said...

Obviously, Barry never reads our posts about the unemployment rate no longer counting people who no longer qualify for unemployment benefits. The real number is around 12 percent, I'd guess.

A lot of these new jobs are part time.

Let's see our media investigate THAT!

The Jackal

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Oh, and I think you meant "TCU suspended THEIR quarterback. Forgot to mention that.

Anonymous said...

Saw a woman up at the courthouse who was getting probation in a misdemeanor case --- and she was crying hysterically. Lady, grow up.


Maybe she didn't do it. Maybe she regrets her actions. Where is the compassion? Heck, dude, I've seen many more cops that have more compassion than you.

Anonymous said...

Barry, don't be so naive.....the pilots aren't the only ones pissed at AA Management....mechanics, flight attendants....there are a lot of people who can screw with the seats.

Anonymous said...

I got alot of memorial moments maybe we weren't watching the same debate!!

Anonymous said...

Saw a woman up at the courthouse who was getting probation in a misdemeanor case --- and she was crying hysterically. Lady, grow up.

This is a clear case of displaced anger on your part, counselor. You obviously are disappointed in your president non-teleprompting debate skills.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport's Homecoming Queen, Bin Na Kim!! I was one of her teachers in the Intermediate School. What a smart, respectful and beautiful girl....then and now!
Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

RTG: Very nice looking cute girl. Good ending for the week. BTW I heard on the radio this morning the unemp rate went up to 8.2, WTF?

Anonymous said...

Numbers coming down because of one reason that everyone knows. Unemployment benefits running out not people getting hired. Shame on you Barry for what is the same as a LIE. Twist, turn and change the truth all you want but what you said is why our country is in the hole it is today. Im ashamed to ever have called you a friend after the way you have presented your views and the "liberal view of the news" the last few months. Shame on you and I truly feel for your family.

Anonymous said...

Watch it 8:56. Someone here is bound to call you a pervert for those comments.

Anonymous said...

"TCU suspended there quarterback". Its 'their'. So much for your college education. What a waste of your parents money

Anonymous said...

Anyone (Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Liberal, Anarchist, Whatever) who thinks that 7.8% unemployment rate is an accurate indicator that things are getting better is sadly mistaken. As has been reported, there are folks who have simply given up on looking for work and have fallen out of the calculation. Us Texans, due to the ecomomic benefits of the oil and gas industry......regardless of how you feel about that industry, do not see the hardship that other areas of the country are experiencing. Without trying to sound like Chicken Little.............we are (as a country) no where near out of this mess just yet and a crazy monetary policy will probably create an even bigger nightmare down the road. Not pointing a finger, laying blame or endorsing anyone......just simply stating the case. Now Barry, you would have to admit that this post is as close to vanilla ice cream non confrontational as your going to get. Let's be thanful today for what we still have folks; the mere fact that you are even reading this blog would suggest that you at least have your electricity on. In addition, there is no situation so bad that the sight of a little cleavage cannot make you feel better, at least for a little while.

Anonymous said...

Home schooling bad!

Anonymous said...

Preliminary unemployment rate is listed at 7.8% -- the same as it was in January 2009 when Obama took office, and the lowest it's been since then -- and liberals think that's a "Boom!" moment.

Anonymous said...

Father and son at a bar in Dallas. Woman there to.

Woman there to what? Did you mean too?

Damn, how did you get through law school?

Grammar police said...

While we are at it, "Woman there to."
No Mr. grammar scholar, it's "Woman there too", as in also.

Anonymous said...

Obama clearly was the loser in the debate. Probably his greatest mistake, however, was in not pointing out how many bald-face lies Romney spewed. I have not seen a candidate get away with that much dishonesty in a debate between the two parties, ever. In a primary debate where everyone was full of the same amount of shit, sure. But in an R v. D match up? Never.

His second was in not attacking Romney for saying his job as president would be not to worry about half of the country--something even he apologized for this morning. Something Obama should start going after him for anyway.

Rage

wordkyle said...

Regarding the astoundingly well-timed drop in the official unemployment figure -- yesterday experts were projecting a rise to 8.2% due to several economic factors, but today...well, today's today.

The best known secret that the media never touch on is that the unemployment rate is kept artificially low because of the clifflike dropoff
in the Labor Force Participation Rate that has occurred under Obama. If the percentage of Americans "in the workforce" (i.e., working or looking for work) was the same today as it was in January 2009, the actual unemployment rate would be nearly 11%. Of the 4 million people added to the US population in the last year, less than a third are in the workforce.

Today's figure breaks the historical 8% marker, shows decline in the unemployment rate, and mitigates the damage done to Obama by the debate. It doesn't make Americans' situations any better. Obama is the prime beneficiary.

Anonymous said...

I am a long time Rangers fan but the team has really irritated me this season with their arrogance. I hope Chris Davis knocks in the game winning run. Then the Rangers not re-sign Hamilton(his drama wears me out) and trades Kinsler or moves him to the outfield and the 6 or 7 hole in the lineup. If they don't re-sign Hamilton, they will have money to spend on a real ace because they haven't had one since Cliff Lee.

Anonymous said...

"Bridgeport's Homecoming Queen, .... What a smart, respectful...." it all begins at home.

Anonymous said...

<< Anonymous said...
"TCU suspended there quarterback". Its 'their'. So much for your college education. What a waste of your parents money

9:08 AM>>

It's "It's." Also, it's "parents' money," since "parents" is possessive. You might want some punctuation after "money," too.

Let he who is without sin...

Anonymous said...

8:40 #2,You might consider a trouser check first, remember he is a liberal.

Anonymous said...

Man that is some great news on
the unemployment rate. Hell yes!
Means 4 in a thousand found a job.
Sure hope its not just a seasonal
one for the holidays, or they
didn't just quit looking. But then
they might have died and are still
on the Democratic voter rolls.
Maybe that news wasn't as great
as I thought. Oh well.
Michelle started singing yet?

Anonymous said...

HURR DURR THA RATE DON'T INCLUDE PEEPLES WHO DUN STOPPED LOOKIN' FER WURK HURR DURRRRRR
Learn math, idiots.

Anonymous said...

Debate was most memorable and will be remembered as one of the most memorable ever because it was the first presidential debate where the standing president took an actual ass whoopin' - and stood there looking like a total fool!! Very presidential. Good gosh, no wonder other countries are thinking they can beat up on us.

Anonymous said...

Best ML teams right now are Oakland and Washington. But good luck Rangers. It's not over till it's over.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the astoundingly well-timed drop in the official unemployment figure -- yesterday experts were projecting a rise to 8.2% due to several economic factors, but today...well, today's today.

Awesome! Wordkyle is alleging a conspiracy with big business and Obama now.

I can see it now--a dark, smoky, back room, in which the captains of industry are sitting around a table with Obama, plotting to release lower-than-expected numbers just after a poor debate performance by Obama in order to save his skin and force the election to be handed over to a Democrat.

Does that sound a little crazy to anyone but a rabid right-winger looking for any excuse to hope the economy stays bad so they can win an election?

the unemployment rate is kept artificially low

Yet the numbers have been calculated this way forever, by even your own admission.

Also, is it a surprise to anyone that Baby Boomers are dropping off the employment rolls? It says a lot about Wordkyle's knowledge of the economy that it surprises him that people of retirement age are--get this--actually retiring.


Stop lying Wordkyle.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage, wordkyle said nothing like what you accuse him of. You replaced "experts" with "business leaders" and "captains of industry" to concoct your little diatribe. That was very weak on your part, not even twisting words like normal but just flat out fabrication.

Take your Hummer and your penis pump back to your hole and find a better way to "pump" up your ego.

Who is lying now!!!

Anonymous said...

Is a kicking to the nut sack covered under Obama Care?

Anonymous said...

"Breaking: U.S. unemployment rate falls to 7.8%. Boom!"


Obama's Labor Dept jigs the books on unemployment rate right before the election. Boom Boom!

Barry, are you really this naive. People exhausting their unemployment benefits does not mean people have found jobs. Look at the Wise Country Messenger Job ads. There has been no rise. There might be some temp jobs coming up for the Christmas season, but that will be it. This country is in a depression, not recession. And it will be until Obama is out of office. The people that have money are not going to invest it here, as long as this marxist is in office. The stock market is climbing on the hope that Obama will not be re-elected. If he is re-elected, it will drop like a rock. If you want to make some quick money in the market right now. Buy some oil stocks. Israel is going to bomb Iran in the next two weeks. The disruption will not last long, so sell them before they start falling.

Big Tex

wordkyle said...

As we've seen in the past, stock options, federal debt numbers,reading comprehension, and now math ain't for everybody. (That's why my link included a diagram.) Here's a clue to those who use "it's the same calculation" as the defense of Obama's artificially low unemployment numbers - Math doesn't change, but numbers do. Learn it, love it, live it.

Anonymous said...

"The Republicans have had so little to cheer for during the presidential campaign, they were absolutely giddy yesterday about a debate that didn't even have one single memorable moment."

Oh really ??? No Presidental canidate in our history as ever told the moderator that he needs to go on to another subject. Obama had a Dictator moment there, in that he is so use to people in the press, falling on their knees before him. Romney was embarassing him with the facts and he could not stand it. He had never had a white man stand up to him like that, and it showed.

Big Tex

wordkyle said...

And meanwhile, 300,000 more Americans collect disability benefits than a year ago. They are also not officially considered "unemployed."

Anonymous said...

Why would Obama call out Romney for standing there and telling a pack of lies? We have seen Romney (and Ryan) stonewall through both lies and flip-flops through the entire campaign. Taking time on stage to call him a liar would have been wasted. EVERY FACT CHECKER IN THE NATION DID THAT JOB FOR HIM, AND DID IT IN PRINT. Yes, Romney was quick on his feet and had a good grasp of numbers. That is because he was making them up. If you want to vote for Romney, that is your right. If you do not admit that he lies about everything, then you are just fooling yourself.

Anonymous said...

The interior mechanic that signed off the installlation and inspector that bought off on the installation of that seat after the last C-check will be the first one's they look too. But any of those seat feet can be released with a phillips screwdriver. So anyone could have done it. Even a lawyer looking to sue an airline.

Big Tex

Anonymous said...

This is truly hilarious. Ol' Wordy is now saying that because numbers change, as they did when Bush or anyone else was in office, today's numbers can't be trusted. A few months ago when he thought (hoped?) unemployment numbers were going to stay high through the election he had no problem admitting that the numbers have always been calculated the same way. Now that the numbers are dropping, he can't stop saying how different things really are.

As usual wordy has had his butt handed to him and his little conspiracy theories have been exposed as pure-d bullshit. He always sticks his foot in his mouth, but today he's been exposed even worse than usual.

Gee, wordy, we're real sorry that people are actually being employed and the economy is improving. That really gets you down, I can tell. Buck up though, you're still unemployed and banging away on the internet all day.

Anonymous said...

And meanwhile, 300,000 more Americans collect disability benefits than a year ago. They are also not officially considered "unemployed."

Why would they be?

Stop lying, Wordkyle.

Rage

Anonymous said...

11:15, Let me make you privy to a little secret that most folks over 15 yo in the country already know, all politicians lie to get elected. Those that don't lie, don't get elected. Obama is a master at deception but yet you give him a pass. As a voter you have to sift your way throught the BS and vote based off of what will be better for the country and better for you and yours.

I get the impression your hot-button issue is probably welfare because that is how you feed your family. Your choice is clear then, if you want to work and earn a living vote Romney, is you wish to bleed the Gubment teat vote Obama! Just spare us all the BS about how your making some moral stand with your vote because Romney fudged a number here or there.

wordkyle said...

1115 - You're right. Everyone knows that a debate is no place to point out your opponent's weaknesses. Everyone also knows that every word Obama says is the gospel truth.

Anonymous said...

Always enjoyed Beano Cook on ESPN. Sorry to hear that he may be on the down-slide that we all hit one day.

My Other Brother Darryl

wordkyle said...

1138 - Not even a good try, pilgrim. If you check back in this forum -- and we're all sure you will -- I've been consistent on this point. All someone interested in the difference between Obama's numbers and any President's for the last thirty years is take a look at the graph at the Bureau of Labor Statistics link I provided. Obama's policies have performed a workforce-ectomy.

Anonymous said...

Ramussen poll reports Romney now ahead in Florida and Virgina,and one point behind Obama in Ohio. BOOM !!!

Anonymous said...

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012

Big Tex

Anonymous said...

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/

BOOOOOOOOM !!!!!!

Big Tex

Anonymous said...

This administration is so predictable so it was know surprise the unemployment numbers fell. I'm sure BG as a liberal was giddy as a school girl. Anybody with a working brain cell knows it is utter hogwash because poor barrack got his ass handed to him

Anonymous said...

The economy only produced 114,000 jobs last month, according to reports by businesses. That is a solid number.

The POLL of households found that an additional 800,000 folks found work...at home.

REALLY?

REALLY?

REALLY?

If that were even remotely true, our GDP would be increasing in the 7-8% range. It was 1.3% last quarter.

You folks are getting Chicago screwed.

Watch what happens when the real numbers come out...after the election.

Anonymous said...

Growth in government jobs does not help our economy. It adds to the debt.

Anonymous said...

The memorable debate moments:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=819q62ZMYVk

Anonymous said...

Barry , at what elevation were u at when u wrote these random thoughts?
Hopefully you are not that ignorant for no reason.
Sheesh.

if hogwash

wordkyle said...

The greatest fear Obama and Democrats have is mobilized, enthusiastic Republican voters. George Will says with Romney's performance in the debate, he gave new energy to Republicans -- who have been beaten down for the last month by media over-reporting on Obama's supposed momentum. Reportedly, twenty minutes into the debate, Republican online voter registration doubled, and continued at that pace.

Republicans have become so used to bad news that this week has been positively dizzying.

Anonymous said...

DERP DERP

DF wordkyle

Anonymous said...

In Jan. 2007, when Republicans lost control of both houses, unemployment was 4.8%. You can spin whatever you want from any of the stats released. Both parties have failed to lead America. They are too busy trying to get reelected. Sad!!!!!

Anonymous said...

See Barry, the job numbers are bullshit. Take it from a CEO , not some community organizer running for office. I see you learned nothing from the debate.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-05/former-ge-ceo-jack-welch-says-white-house-manipulates-jobs-data

Remote Controller said...

I like the participation rates graph because it is very clear. Our participation rate is lower then it has been since 1978. So? I say we are still prety much spec w/ what has gone on since 2008. I would like the numbers to go higher but...

This is the same as it was since our last great recession of this magnitude. It also doesn't take in to consideration the massive amounts of people going into retirment. Plus, there are record numbers of people going back to college.

The numbers are not good, but don't forget the circumstances. The fall in participation started in 2001 and went drastically down due some by people retiring, going back to school and trying to live off one salary per family.

Anonymous said...

What Retard drove the short bus into the house?

Anonymous said...

Rage...Employment rolls? Retirees no longer counted because they retired? Really??? You are lying through your teeth. Employment figures are extrapolated from unemployment claims and you know it. You can try to spin it any way you want and the liberal minions will fall for it but you know good and well actual employment did not rise. I know you are lying because there is no way you are that stupid.

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Rage calls Romney a liar and even wordkyle must agree because he hasn't refuted it, and he bitches about every little perceived discrepancy.

Remote Controller says basically the same thing. Wordy is outgunned with facts. Sucks to be that wrong.

Anonymous said...

Barry, watch Col. West point out Obama's lies on the jobs report and the Libya murders. I do not see how you can still believe a word that comes out of this gangsta thug administration. Its like one of Obama's gang posse is holding a gun to your head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ZrbbVPsi8&feature=youtu.be

Anonymous said...

Rage

You still need to learn how to research a topic before you respond.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/13/AR2010091306556.html

This article explains what happens to social security disability claims when the economy takes a hit. In general, older people, who are laid off, have nothing to lose by trying to claim disability payments.

WK is correct. Some percentage of folks that normally would be in the "unemployed" column are in the "SS Disability" column instead, and not counted as unemployed.

I can't believe you actually graduated from Baylor law. I think I'll turn over in my grave now.

Double Fake Leon Jaworski

wordkyle said...

RC - "The fall in participation started in 2001..." Accurate only if you disregard the several years of a stable rate immediately prior to 2009.

Anonymous said...

Prior to the current administration, you actually had to prove you are disabled....now people are encouraged to file for disability and the process is much easier. There are many ways to buy votes. This is part of the Nancy Pelosi stimulus package.

Anonymous said...

2:34

You need to work on the reading comprehension there buddy.

wordkyle said...

234 - I don't feed trolls.

Remote Controller said...

sorry you are right WK i should have said 2008

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport Homecoming Queen: read the article. her Dad's name is BONG. Well, I guess good things come from Bongs.

wordkyle said...

NP, RC

A bit wonkish, but here's something interesting from the BLS: The official employment numbers are based on the "Household Survey." Another metric surveyed is the "Payroll Survey" of businesses. Over the entire last year, the difference between the number of jobs reported between the two is 850,000 jobs. (Nothing sinister there, they use different measurements.) However, 759,000 jobs of that difference occurred in the single month of September. What a month! October's "revisions" should be interesting.

Anonymous said...

WK responds directly to Rage when he thinks he's right, but when he can't refute it, he says he "doesn't feed trolls." Hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Obama made Rick Perry look good at debating BOOM!

A lot of bloggers would like to kick BG in the nutsack BOOM!

DF nutsack kicker

Anonymous said...

I wish ol' Wordy could get his own blog. That way I wouldn't have to read his bulsh here.

wordkyle said...

From the book of Tombstone, 7:15-7:21

Anonymous said...

8:54 you are an idiot! The workers at TIMCO (a low wage chop shop) did the seats. Now the company is blaming it on spilled soda....yea right! Get a clue, quality maintenance isn't expensive, it's priceless, but of course you are the guy that gladly pays 60 dollars for an oil change but gladly pays 4 dollars for a 1 dollar snickers bar at DFW.

Anonymous said...

Big Tex sounds like a TIMCO scab.

Anonymous said...

Bin and family are friends and neighbors.Great people!She is headed to Baylor after graduation.Her brother just finished there.Wonderful that some people excel where others fail.

Anonymous said...

8:02 - me too. I question the sanity of Barry Green who lets that boring know it all post on here.

Both have terminal cases of self love.

wordkyle said...

802 & 639 - Skip my comments if they bore you. I skip yours. (P.S. to 639 - I don't actually "know it all," but I'm flattered that you think so.)

Anonymous said...

It's always shocking that people think they can change minds by arguing (politics, religion, etc.).

Democrats were happy to see Obama win as the result of a bad economy.

Republicans would be happier with higher unemployment numbers to help Romney get elected.

Anonymous said...

8:54, how do you know Timco did it??? You sound like a laid off Union hack !

Anonymous said...

Multiple personality disorder:
Mzchief - Wordkyle - Rage


Enjoy your conversations with this sicko!

Anonymous said...

Timco does work for all the airlines, but this only happens to AA aircraft??? Good try loser. No more dominoes and pitching washers for you.



The loose seats are just the latest incident in what’s turning into a calamitous autumn for American. The carrier is already mired in a showdown/slowdown with its pilots over a court-approved, company-imposed temporary contract that has resulted in awful on-time performance. Hundreds of flights have been canceled, and the company has reduced its schedule 2% or so for October to improve its flexibility and timeliness. The pilots, while denying any coordinated action, have been writing up maintenance tickets just as planes are preparing to leave the gates, causing delays, and calling in sick at a rate that has further bogged down the system.

It had nothing to do with spilt coke. This was done on purpose.



wordkyle said...

"Sicko"? You might be right, but not for the reason you seem to believe. It's amazing the scenarios people make up in their own heads.

Anonymous said...

Big Tex Sucks and is a timco pencilwhipper

AA Manager

Anonymous said...

Timco does work for many airlines. They were caught falsifying work and hiring illegals. Enjoy your flight. Remember Value Jet?

Anonymous said...

9:06, the business journal reported it, so apparently they read the log as to who did the work.....you must be one of those third party 14 dollar an hour scabs that play dominoes instead of doing your work.