12.12.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Fox News is all over the "news" of reporter Steven Crowder being hit by "union thugs" yesterday in Michigan. Hey, I'm against violence but Crowder went in there looking for a confrontation (and that may be the most edited video in the history of ever.)
  • The Ticket's Gordon Keith made a good point today: How is it that Jane McGarry is fired by KXAS for DWI but Josh Brent is embraced by his employer for Intoxication Manslaughter?
  • Hey, it's 12/12/12.  (Which makes me realize it's less than two weeks to Christmas.)
  • Former Cowboy Eugene Lockhart will be sentenced today for mortgage fraud. Not a good week for the Cowboy brand.
  • Idiocracy: Heard a mortgage company ad the other day offering a customized mortgage that they referred to as a "your-gage".
  • Watched an old Seinfeld last night. That series for the last two seasons was horrible. (It was the episode where Elaine was mistaken for a "Susie" at her work. It's almost impossible to describe it was so bad.)
  • John Wiley Price, in reference to a point made by Maureen Dickey during commissioners' court, said yesterday, "Honey Boo Boo has spoken." Oh, man. 
  • I'm pretty sure Mrs. LL slept walked for about three minutes last night. I was scared to disturb her it was so weird. After three minutes, she got back in bed without saying a word. I asked her about this morning and she had no memory of it.
  • Jenna Bush is pregnant. It's the equivalent of a U.S.'s Kate Middleton pregnancy only completely different.
  • There was a lawsuit filed that claims Storage Wars is fake/set up.  I'd be stunned if someone thought it wasn't.
  • The winner of the Dallas Marathon was a big Russian guy who had the worst teeth ever and sounded like Borat. 
  • Anti-big government Rick Perry endorsed legislation yesterday to allow government to restrict abortions. 
  • I think the Update is wrong about the criminal trial going on. If the guy is convicted of the original charge, he faces a minimum of 25 years. 



69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do criminals that get put behind bars, who are on welfare, still get their govmnt checks like unemploysment or welfare?


The only reason I watch Storage Wars is for Barry. Dude is funny without being mean.

Anonymous said...

Yes to both RTG's and at the same time!

wordkyle said...

What? Union members committing violence? Liberals condoning it?

Nah, can't be. Everyone knows that union members love it when workers have a choice, and are not compelled to join a union.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
2.5 out of 5
Cute

Right
2.8 out of 5
Cute

Both are a little thin for me..... Eat some Bacon!!!

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the news coverage if a Tea Party demonstrator had punched a reporter?

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful. Wish I were a shark.

Anonymous said...

Do you think it wise to tell about your wife's sleep walking? She may be embarrased by it with just you knowing, but to blog about it sounds like an betral of privacy. I hope you her if it was OK with her to blog about it.

Anonymous said...

8:36 AM

Yep. All someone needs is your passcodes, and to call every two weeks. Until your benefits run out, anyone can do it.

Anonymous said...

"Hey, it's 12/12/12."

only 9 more days....

Anonymous said...

Those are models; not exactly random chicks.

I'm not complaining tho!

Anonymous said...

I am all right with "right to work" if those choosing not to join don't accept raises negotiated by the unions. Fair is fair

Anonymous said...

I feel something strange in the air...it's coming.

Seymore said...

How did they come out of the surf with dry hair?

Anonymous said...

The guy suing Storage Wars is one of the biggest jackasses you will ever see. I don't think he is acting on the show.

Anonymous said...

Steven Crowder it was I that punched you in your punk ass faux news face after you shoved me down from behind. And we dont need a "Cage Match" I will whip your ass all over the square in Decatur.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the uproar if someone had made a racist comment toward John Wiley Price?

Anonymous said...

RTG: OMG!!! Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!
Double shot of amazing beauty, after the last few, I was begining to worry. NO MORE! Excellent job BG

Anonymous said...

Fox News is all over the "news" of reporter Steven Crowder being hit by "union thugs". The liberal bias media was not.

Anonymous said...

I love how Wordbile conveniently forgets about the long, long history of unionbusting violence. The Lawrence textile strike, the hanging of Frank Little, the Lattimer massacre, the Columbine Mine massacre and the Ludlow massacre are just a few that come to mind.

But hey, if they get an axe handle upside the head or machine gunned by police it's their own fault. Right, Wordy?

Anonymous said...

That's alleged Intoxication Manslaughter.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

There was a time in this country, about 90 years ago, when unions were wonderful. They represented the common worker, got hours reduced to reasonable levels, increased wages exponentially, ensured worker safety improved, and just generally did what they were supposed to. Their time has passed now. All unions do now is ensure campaign donations for democrats. I've heard stories from former union employees where they were told to take more time off and decrease their production because others were feeling bad about the amount of work they were doing. Are you joking? Unions may not have killed a once wonderful city like Detroit, but they damn sure loaded the gun. Other than democrat campaign contributions, all unions do nowadays is pressure workers to vote democrat and protect the laziest among us when I would venture a guess there are many unemployed folks out there that would love that job and would work about 5 times as hard at it.

Anonymous said...

Barry,how do you know you weren't asleep and just dreamed she was asleep and sleepwalking or somethin?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if that poor colored fellow who shot up the mall wasn't possibly high on Bath Salts or somethin.

Triple Fake... said...

The randomness in the title refers to his thoughts, not the women in the photos.

It's a bit of a reduction to say "Josh Brent is embraced by his employer for Intoxication Manslaughter". They're offering their support because he suffered the loss of a friend, and he obviously needs some counseling - not just for the grief, there's the whole drinking-and-driving thingy that needs to be addresssed. The legal consequences will come later.
They could have easily cut him adrift right after this happened; he's on the practice squad, it's not like he's indispensable to the team.
Jane McGarry was the face (well...co-face) of the station that was in your living room every night. It's not just about the news, it's the image that presents the news. The anchors are supposed to show us other people's dirty laundry, not their own

Triple Fake Don Henley

wordkyle said...

935 - Given the unions' recent history of using violence and intimidation to get their way (encouraged and supported by Obama and other Democrats,) then yes, violence and intimidation against them seems fully justified.

Anonymous said...

Storage Wars is all fake. Duh!

Anonymous said...

"yes, violence and intimidation against them seems fully justified." - wordkyle

Stop stealing our ideas!

DF Joseph Stalin & Adolf Hitler

Anonymous said...

Nine days left. The square root of 9 is 3 or 3*3*3. If you double those you get 666, or in Mayan "What the f"!? More proof.

Anonymous said...

Jane McGarry isn't black.
Maureen Dickey isn't black.

Anonymous said...

Josh Brent was not on the practice squad DA. The player that died was on the practice squad. Josh was a starting defensive player. Learn facts

Anonymous said...

Barry you are such a da will you ever stand up and say wrong is wrong, do you also subscribe to the theroy that if a woman wears a short skirt she is inviting rape? Looking for confrontation and getting pummled by vilonce oh which you condone since they are LL like you is pathetic. But that is what this country has come to, righty is wrong and wronf is celebrated. It amazes me that you liberals paint the teapary and consertavibes as in tolerant and even violent but funny the only video of physical assult is form lefist liberal like your self. By the way I am a bargining unit employee my self.

Anonymous said...

I saw the other day that the Chrysler union workers that were caught on their lunch hour smoking pot and drinking beer 2 years ago, were reinstated. Is America a great country or what?

Anonymous said...

Good call on the sleepwalking. If I learned anything from the movie Step Brothers, it's that you don't ever wake up a sleepwalker. I wouldn't want to get beat up and thrown down the stairs by a guy wearing Hulk fists.

Double Fake F'n Catalina Wine Mixer Guy

Anonymous said...

It least the Cowboy who died won't suffer from brain damage for the next 50 years. I just read an article about an ex pro football player who has had several brain surgeries. He has to keep a note pad with him because his memory is gone. He lives behind his brother's house in a trailer.

You people keep cheering for those hard hits. It might be your son who is next.

wordkyle said...

1010 - Ferpeetsake, try some originality. But it if you can't borrow it.

When union "protesters" act like the red-sashed "cowboys" from Tombstone, then when they receive the Wyatt Earp treatment it's, well, a reckoning.

Lawdog said...

Most days I read this blog and smile at the comments I disagree with. Other days I at least have to post my thoughts.
If a reporter from MSNBC went to a Conservative rally and was confrontational, he would be hard pressed to find anyone that would punch him in the face. Even if he stayed at it for hours! It wouldn't happen. Conservatives assume he has a right to his opinion and even a right to make an ass of himself. That's the difference. If you can't see that, you let your bias push you to be dishonest.

Next - abortion is about the unborn child. One of the only responsibilities of government is to protect its citizens. The unborn should probably have more rights than the rest but at least the same rights. But we are so concerned about OUR rights that we decided our not being inconvenienced is more important than the life of a baby. Even an educated man like Barry doesn't understand the difference between government intrusion and government protection.

Anonymous said...

Sad situation on Eugene Lockhart. Government had him cold. He was too dumb to know it was illegal or he was too dumb to think he wouldn't get caught. Either way dumb is dumb. The only positive thing was he wasn't charged with trafficking cocaine, like some other former Cowboys.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's time for Mrs. LL to get off the Ambien.

Anonymous said...

How is it that Jane McGarry is fired by KXAS for DWI but Josh Brent is embraced by his employer for Intoxication Manslaughter?



Mike Bacsik was fired from The Ticket for using the term dirty mexicans while other Ticket personalities used the term without any punishment whatsoever.

John Roper was cut from the Cowboys for sleeping during a film session. You think he was the only guy who slept while watching game film/tape?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, your allegations about the election day events were soundly rebutted at the time. You can't recycle old arguments just because you think everyone has forgotten. That's not very... original.

As for violence being fully justified, well, I'm surprised a conservative Christian would make that claim. Violence is never justified. In fact, the reporter should have offered the other cheek.

Our religious beliefs, if we take them seriously, practice them honestly, and remove all elements of politics from them, tell us the exact opposite of what you advocated.

But hey, maybe your Bible only has an Old Testament, or perhaps the red letters are left out of your copy.

Rage

Triple Fake... said...

In my defense, it was my turn to be confused about who was who and which was which.
And I'm only the assistant DA. I guess dumb mistakes like that are what keep me from getting to the top
I guess I should amend the statement to say they didn't cut him adrift because the player he killed was only a practice squad member and not indispensable

Anonymous said...

10:55 for someone that says that another shouldn't "let your bias push you to be dishonest", you've made about the most dishonest assessment of the side you don't agree with as you possibly can.

The next time you make those types of statements, you should do so looking at a mirror.

Anonymous said...

I bet the mall Neegrow killer voted for Hussein Obomba.

Anonymous said...

RTW is just an excuse to lower wages. Feel free to forego all raises and benefits negotiated by the union for those of you who don't agree, but most jobs in Wise don't pay a decent union wage anyway. Forget about it being a "freedom" whether to join or not considering Fire and Police are exempt.

Anonymous said...

I once dreamed I walked to and from my apartment mailbox in the nude. Since I sleep in the nude and occasionally sleepwalk, I don't know if I actually did or didn't. And I don't even take Ambien.

Anonymous said...

10:42, they were contractors, and we all know white collar people don't do coke on the job.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle sounds like a nazi American Airlines manager.

Anonymous said...

Never ceases to amaze me how people bash the union yet praise the fireman with the IAFF sticker on his car not realizing he is a union member.

Anonymous said...

Yeah wordmile your dumb and we're not so quit bein stoopid cuz we don't forget easily.

Anonymous said...

Unions are bad, we need more Enrons and companies paying wal mart wages.

Anonymous said...

That Fox news guy was looking for trouble, just like Meredith Hunter at Altamont. They found it.

Anonymous said...

Noone has to voluntarily give to any union political fund to support labor friendly politicians (R or D). It's called a voluntary contribution. Look at the IAFF website. Most Wise County area firefighters are republican but do support candidates like Chris Turner and Wendy Davis. None is forced to contribute, that is just ignorant non union folks spreading lies. You can even go agency fee if you choose. The only people in a closed union shop are those under the Railway Labor act such as airlines, and railroads, but you don't see them wanting to give up the benefits of free travel, health, and especially the money. Same with the firemen, people bash the union but realize it is the union negotiated pay and benefits that makes the job a good one.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see all these Wise County people bashing the charity work my fellow Wise County people do for the Ronald McDonald house, Animal Shelter, FFA, Habitat, and United way. I guess it's only good if you work for North Texas Bank, or Wal Mart.

Anonymous said...

You don't need a union if you are a white collar criminal.

masher said...

.... I seriously doubt either RTG has surfed. Ever.

Anonymous said...

It was an electrical worker that punched that jackass. People in this county need to realize there are a ton of union workers here, and most are republican but do not believe in right to work when the non union people free load off the benefits negotiated for the workers. These non union people at boeing were the first to crybaby to the union when management had their ass, but refused to join.

Anonymous said...

10:11

"Nine days left. The square root of 9 is 3 or 3*3*3. If you double those you get 666, or in Mayan "What the f"!? More proof."

You flunked math, didn't you? The square root of 9 is 3 or 3*3. 3*3*3 as you stated is 27.

Do you calculate the US Dept of Labor unemployment numbers by chance?

wordkyle said...

Incidentally, my call for physical abuse and harsh punishment is not directed at all union members -- only those who engage in physical violence and intimidation to get their way. It's their behavior, not their union membership, that earns them appropriate repayment.

Anonymous said...

12:02 - I gave an example as to how the conservative side would handle the same situation. I have seen both sides first hand. Obviously my example irritated you to the point of needing to comment but not to the point of giving an honest example of your own. Instead, you did what the union man did yesterday. You attacked me personally without regard for my opinion. Thank you for proving my point. Have a nice day. Lawdog

Anonymous said...

Patrick Moran: Voter fraud coach, girlfriend beater. <- Rising star in the Virginia Democratic Party. #tcot #p2

LMAO!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, like father like son. Jim Moran in 1999: "I like to hit people."

LMAO! Is this what the left meant by war on women.

Anonymous said...

12:40, "white collar criminals" already have a union. It's called the Republican Party.

Anonymous said...

Unions are bringing RTW on themselves
by pushing things
well past decent wages and
safe work places. Contracts
set up to protect workers, fine.
Contracts set up to protect
lazy ass lay abouts, not so much.
Damn it where are my twinkies,
oh nevermind.

Anonymous said...

Rage, once again, you're an idiot.

Saying that violence is not acceptable (under any circumstance) is just crazy talk.

A guy breaks into my house at night, he will receive my justified violence.

And it almost funny that you mention the bible, because didn't Jesus over turn very large tables in front of the temple because of the money and goods trading on sacred ground? That seems like violence to me. Justified? I suppose Jesus thought so.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

RTW is why Decatur employers pay wal-mart wages and have no retirement.

Anonymous said...

Jane's contract probably had something about staying out of trouble.
But, did you ever watch her report on drunk driving? A sour look on her face and shaking her head no.
Both losses are sad.

Anonymous said...

"John Wiley Price, in reference to a point made by Maureen Dickey during commissioners' court, said yesterday, 'Honey Boo Boo has spoken.' Oh, man."

Actually, what John Wiley Price said was "'Honey Boo Boo has spoke.'" But it was nice of you to clean up his rabble-rousing illiterate speech.

White guilt, much?

Why does that openly racist violent criminal consistently get reelected?

Anonymous said...

John W Price is a piece of work. Quit quoting this idiot, please. Come to think about, he and the union thugs are on the same level.........

Anonymous said...

12:01pm-

Same reason the prez did...