1.18.2013

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • I'm very disinterested in the Lance Armstrong confession, but he was incredibly candid in his admissions to Oprah. But I've always heard he was a Class A Jerk, so I really have no sympathy.
  • Sports Illustrated yesterday released the transcript of the interview with Manti Te'o upon which the magazine's September cover story was based. Read that and tell me that guy is not lying.
  • From today's Update:  "Another [parent at the Decatur School Board meeting] called for the resignation of a school board member for an apparent post on Facebook regarding [the CSCOPE curriculum]." Someone point that out to me. 
  • To the guy who always posts that I repeat "Gordo's Corner" every morning  (1) That segment on the Ticket is played after I publish "Random Thoughts", (2) How many news stories do you think there are to select from and comment on on a daily basis?, and (3) You try and do this every day without mentioning the top stories of the day and see how long you would stare at the screen. I feel better now. 
  • The gal who drowned in the Trinity River seemed to be having a hard life: She was a teenager, pregnant, on the way to a job interview, and had walked from University Drive towards downtown after getting off of a bus at the wrong stop. Why do I think some of you will have no sympathy?
  • The Dallas Boat Show has been cancelled due to a new boat show being held in the parking lot of the Rangers Ballpark. Outdoors. In February. Seems conducive to boat sales.
  • Worst lawyer in the world with an immoral, unethical, despicable yet brilliant bit
  • I didn't quite catch it all but I flipped over to WBAP this morning which was taking calls on the Lance Armstrong story. The first caller, if I heard it right, did a complete right turn by asking if Hal Jay was still going on a trip to Europe this summer when he had earlier been bemoaning the fact that a charity Hal was promoting was $1,200 short of its goal. Funny. Awkward.
  • Dallas police released a video yesterday of a convenience store robbery where the clerk was beaten with a hammer. Vicious. But the next time you hear people say, "Unemployment? There are all sorts of jobs listed in the paper", think about filling out an application for the position of clerk in that store. 
  • One thing I no longer care about: Predicted scores of NFL or college games. 
  • I heard on The Fan yesterday this argument: What would the reaction of the metroplex be if the Dallas Cowboys drafted an openly gay football player? Would more than 50% of Cowboys fans no longer support the team? I think so. 
  • Random arrest in Denton last night: A 53 year old man was picked up for "soliciting money without a permit."  More proof that the criminal justice system is out of control. 
  • Funny proposed response I read if an alien asked us about our most advanced technology: "In my pocket is a device that holds, at my fingertips, all the information in the history of Earth. I use it to look at pictures of kittens."



54 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
2 out of 5
To thin

Middle
2 out of 5
Just no

Right
3 out of 5
Cute I guess

Not good BG. I am going to be the first to say we need a pick me up.

Anonymous said...

The COWS can wear tutus for all I care! Just win a Super Bowl.

Anonymous said...

Well, I got my paycheck today.

Looks like I need to reduce my car insurance again, cancel my cheesy ass family vacation for the summer, and cut out lunch once a week after church just so Michelle O can get her arse fatter off my money. And that is not a joke.

Anonymous said...

RTG: Jeez! What is this, fat chick friday!?! Come on BG, I KNOW you can do better than this! There's more thigh there than KFC!

Anonymous said...

Would assume then that the Salvation Army folks, firefighters with boots, pastors, the kids who spend Saturday morning at Sonic serving cars for donations; then stand there and stare in the window at people who just aren't interested in helping to send a private school soccer team to a camp in Vail, are all carrying their permits on them.

Anonymous said...

It's not Gordo's Corner you repeat...It's Muse'in the news which airs at 7:10 every morning. That guy needs to get his segments correct.

Anonymous said...

By the looks of the mug shot, I would say his crime was "panhandling".

Anonymous said...

My eyes!!

Anonymous said...

8:48 all we can pray for is that Sickle Cell takes the House Nigger with the three dimples in his head out and we can move forward as a nation. Just remember as with Lincoln and Kennedy our Nation has a way of righting its self, Malcom X.,Martin Luther King, Bobby Kenndy. All shit gets flushed when the water breaks.

Anonymous said...

To the guy who always posts that I repeat "Gordo's Corner" every morning

Somebody used to post a similar remark to Richie Whitt's Sportatorium when Whitt was with the Dallas Observer. They would say that he copied either Gordan Keith or Craig Miller.

BTW it's been 4 years since the greatest moment in Dallas radio history. The greatness of Nestor versus the worm, Gordon Keith.

Anonymous said...

Stop calling them fat or Barry will rub your face in it with the pick-me-up or taking-you-into-the-weekend girl. Just shut up and hope for the best.

Katy Anders said...

The lawyer bit! "Drafting memos."

How many times do you think that guy said, "I'd like to draft her memo"?

But that's Minnesota. Lawyers don't screw their clients in Texas.

Triple Fake... said...

funny comment from the lawyer story:
"Attorney Screws Client" This is news?

the guy probably means you are stealing from Gordo's Observation Deck or even Muse in the News (6:30 & 7:15, respectively), which both air prior to your publish time. If the guy is a fan of the Ticket you'd think he would know the names of the segments! But I'm on your side here - they're the same stories everybody wonders about and wants to comment on.
And I've never once heard Gordo mention Decatur's school board, Mrs LL's gangsta mobile, or the Family Cat - that's all you, buddy!

I'm sure the term "soliciting money without a permit" covers legal fund-raising events such as Salvation Army, March of Dimes, and whatever the firemen's boot thing is called, as opposed to folks just panhandling

If you've got the technology that holds all the information in the history of earth, and you're looking at pictures of kittens, well...that's just sad. Unless "kittens" is code for something else?

Triple Fake Double Entendre

Anonymous said...

The Hal Jay story....

The caller asked if he was still going to make his trip to Europe after he had stated that his paycheck is $1200 lighter after the tax increase.

Anonymous said...

I'd do all 3! Twice!!! Don't listen to the haters, BG!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

As far as the Gordo's Corner it's exactly the same, but Oh well. It's your World Home Skillet I'm just passing thru, I just enjoy the fact WC will never be a Liberal County and Giggle when you grasp for straws. Your Angry and that makes me Happy. Your cracking you are digressing, that Transmission issue will pass Biggin just relax Man

Anonymous said...

Permits/licenses... A very ambiguous authority given to a very invasive big government.

In the more liberally leaning states, you virtually have to obtain a permit to get a permit.

Anonymous said...

I personally would not want to have an openly gay person dress in the same locker room as me. Don't care if they are on the team, locker room is different. If that were to be allowed, then let me dress in the same locker room as the cheerleaders.

Anonymous said...

Re: girl that drowned in river.

Sometimes life gets to going too fast with our own problems that we don't take time to absorb the painful story like this one. If I allow myself to stop down for a minute, my heart breaks for her. It makes me want to take care of my two daughters (21, 14)even more.

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

If'n I had money for a permit, I wouldn't be needing no hand outs.


-Mr. Panhandler

Anonymous said...

Can you say FUPA?

Anonymous said...

Well maybe if you libs weren't interested in detering a person from protecting themselves the store clerk would have shot the guy with the hammer. 1 less to worry about and take care of.

By the way the hammer just proves that gun control won't help resolve any of the issues at hand. Last time I checked criminals don't follow the laws.

Katy Anders said...

@8:48: You were fantastic in "Django Unchained"! Way better than you were in "Titanic."

I was happy when you got shot, though.

Anonymous said...

Are you Wales from Scotland?

Anonymous said...

Sorry got caught up in my Chandlers Mind Control

Anonymous said...

9:25
your right, I'm sorry for causing a disturbance BG. Your RTG: selections are "great".
9:40
you can HAVE all three, don't forget to bring your flour, you will need it!

Anonymous said...

Cowboy fans not support the team if an openly gay player was added to the roster? If Fidel Castro would get up off his death bed & quarterback the Cowboys to a 16 win season with a Super Bowl Championship, fans would be drinking Cuba Libre cocktails while dancing the merengue. Nothing would drive away from fans from a winning season. Maybe we need to draft from the TDCJ Mexican Mafia squad. Better front line.

DF Barry Switzer

Anonymous said...

Wow, the lawyer billed his lover for the time they were canoodling while he was representing her in her divorce at the same time? Brassy.

DF Judd for the Defense

Anonymous said...

Did y'all know that a Blue Whales tongue weights more than an elephant

Anonymous said...

Skippy. Really? These are the top stories of the day? No mention of Obammy's repeated foreign policy blunder in Algeria? This guy is making Jimmy Carter look like Winston Churchill.

Baylor Too said...

Speculation is that Manti Te'o is in the closet himself. How else do you explain a "girlfriend" who he never met in person?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Just keep spreading the hate. I'm praying you you all.

Anonymous said...

I personally would not want to have an openly gay person dress in the same locker room as me.

10:13 AM

Yeah, it's much safer when you're naked with a closeted gay person.

DF Manti Te'o

Anonymous said...

I'm praying you you all.

Anonymous said...

The messenger update comment pertaining to the reqest for a Decatur school board member's resignation was in reference to this exact quote taken from mr clayton's facebook "well put,the only part I might disagree with is the "well meaning";it's more like self serving. Sometimes our children's problems are genetic and not totally the fault of DISD." FYI this board member was making reference to the parents and students in Decatur ISD.

Anonymous said...

The resignation DISD should be looking for is from the head boys basketball coach. Since when has using the F Bomb to talk to high school athletes in Decatur be acceptable?????

Anonymous said...

10:44, YOU ARE REPULSIVE PUKE!

Anonymous said...

2:33, if that is the comment from FB that the parent was referencing when he asked the board member to resign, then I would have loved to be there to know who the completely idiotic parent is!
Sometimes the truth hurts, but I sure don't believe those speaking the truth should be asked to resign because you got your feelings hurt, evidently because what was said (quoted)hit too close to home for you. (Speaking to that nutty parent when I say "you.")
What Mr. Clayton said is absolutely correct. I have no idea of the context of the entire conversation that this comment belongs in, but "... Sometimes our children's problems are genetic and not totally the fault of DISD." is the absolute truth and not only is it the truth, it is the truth most of the time!

Schools do not raise your kids. Just because the kids spend many hours in the school house doesn't mean parents can turn loose of their responsibilities to raise their own children!

Kudos to Mr. Clayton for speaking truth!

Jeers to the idiotic parent who asked for the resignation of Mr. Clayton!

Anonymous said...

classic . Lawyers f*%k you with the bill and they bill you while their f*$#king you.

Anonymous said...

"well put,the only part I might disagree with is the "well meaning";it's more like self serving. Sometimes our children's problems are genetic and not totally the fault of DISD."

FYI this board member was making reference to the parents and students in Decatur ISD."

Interesting spin on this. Not slanted at all.

The quote is right however it wasn't on his FB instead it was a response on someone's post in reference to a small and very negative group of DISD parents. It was in no way stating he felt this way about ALL parents and children in DISD. It was worded awkwardly and it wasn't nice but it was more of an "apple doesn't fall far from the tree" comment than anything else.

Anonymous said...

Whooo-lawdy, it's Friday and I'm ready to party!!! Where's all the fat girls at?!?!?

Anonymous said...

That one lady on the board at DISD has stirred up a hornets nest....

Anonymous said...

4:31, They are at Walmart.

Anonymous said...

The chunky RTG bit continues . . . it's ok to let it go, Counselor.

Anonymous said...

Which lady has stirred up all the shit? The one who lived in Rhome and sent her kids to Decatur, or the other one?

Anonymous said...

The Decatur board has been foolish for a long time!

Anonymous said...

I have been a teacher in DISD and others. It's a universal truth, the teachers can only work with the students given to them. If parents do their jobs at home, the teachers' jobs will be better and the students ultimately will benefit.

So many parents want to be friends with their kids and let the schools be counselor, teacher, parent, life coach etc...And yes, I have two children that I parented! We said "no" and imposed rules, made them do homework, made them accept the fact that the teacher had the ultimate word, and taught them responsibility. Both are highly successful college graduates with excellent professional positions and equally superior spouses. They will tell you growing up that they knew while we were hard on them, we were right.
We also took family vacations, laughed a lot, played games, attended all their events, and LOVED them as parents.
Now we are friends.
Mr. Clayton has wonderful children himself who were raised like this.

Anonymous said...

Decatur is a cult. The kids are programmed to run for DISG school board, EDC, Council, or work for the city so they can take care of all their relatives. Try doing business there and they will throw the Grandfather clause at you.

Anonymous said...

921--It is now clear to me what is going on. Our district is stacked with unqualified administrators who drink from the punch bowl of Rod Townsend. We have no leaders! An overwelming crowd came to a school board meeting pissed and was ignored by the superintendent. Comments like yours make me dread taking my children back to school Tuesday because you hate your job and you want to blame the parents for our disasterous career. Mr. Townsend is going to say that the teachers have failed and will start riding their ass. Basically, he is passing the buck just like you are saying to the parents. How much longer can we afford Mr. Townsend and mindless people like yourself. So please wipe those kool aid stained lips and go call the the federal government. The US Government can use a person like you to try and sell failed policies to tax payers.

Anonymous said...

"An overwelming crowd came to a school board meeting pissed and was ignored by the superintendent."

This is incorrect. There was a mix of families there to support their family that was being honored (kids and employees), there were a few who were there who were pissed and there were a few who were there to support their education community.

Half the people who spoke were angry. Half were there to support the school. The board and administrators can not respond to people in open forum.

There is a small vocal and angry group of parents. Most people there AND in the community are supporters of the school district.

Anonymous said...

If a teacher in DISD would have written a comment on FB like Mr. Claytons', the teacher would probably have lost their job.

Anonymous said...

CSCOPE is great. It takes the Decatur FBC wacko teachers out of the equation. They are the ones that have ruined the school with their so called conservative policies and gossip agenda.

Anonymous said...

Really? Parents just don't want to hear the truth. If a teacher was fired for saying what was or is true then I'd expect a lawsuit!

Anonymous said...

Oh so now its FBC teachers that are ruining the school? Why don't you explain how that is, coward!!