1.29.2014

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughs




  • State of the Union: (1) The President seemed pretty fired up, (2) No man was more tense in America that John Boehner as he tried to decide when he should applaud and when he shouldn't, (3) Texas Congressman Randy Weber called the President a "socialist dictator" before the speech began. 
  • "12 year old Oklahoma girl shoots home intruder." Some folks online were promoting the story last night for their "gun rights" position. Hey, I've got nothing against guns, but that seems like an odd story to use as a promotional tool. Edit: Example.
  • A worker was killed while working on the new bridge being built across the Brazos River going to Baylor's new stadium. He was strapped to a boom but, horribly, that boom went into the water. 
  • Mark Davis tweet about the Republican position: "Ivory tower consultants will warn of dangers of repelling women, minorities. Let us speak truth in effort to serve all, let chips fall..."  Think that'll win you some elections? 
  • I used to see movies in the theater in downtown Bridgeport. I'm guessing there aren't many people that can say that. 
  • "It's an unbridgeable gulf between left and right. It's a civil war in every sense of the word. We understand the United States differently." - Dennis Prager (apparently not understanding the phrase "every sense of the word")
  • Came home the other day and Honey Boo Boo was on. I think I'm going to have to draw the line. 
  • "TCU defensive end Devonte Fields was attacked at his home on the 3240 S. University Dr. early Tuesday morning, according to a Fort Worth Police Department incident report." Sound legit? How about this: "The report said Fields then went to the TCU testing center instead of remaining at the scene. According to the report, Fields originally consented to a police search of his residence, but changed his mind upon arrival. Fields also told police he did not want to press charges."
  • The NFL charged fans $28.50 to sit in the stands at "Media Day" yesterday at the Prudential Center.  I'm really turning on the NFL. 
  • I've always supported Jerry Jones but he may have finally lost it. He demotes his offensive "play caller" but won't let him interview for other jobs, hires someone as the oddly named "passing game coordinator", and then finds a new defensive coordinator while "promoting" the old one (who no one would hire) to assistant coach. As Junior Miller said, Jones has finally become Al Davis.
  • I spend a fortune on climate control, phone, television, and Internet alone. 
  • An assistant coach for Ohio State was stuck in his car for 19 hours last night due to icy roads in Atlanta. 
  • It seems insane that a Dallas cop would sexually assault a woman during a traffic stop, but that's the accusation
  • But not as insane of the young lady accused of killing the 2 year old by duct taping her mouth and who was seen on surveillance tape buying the tape with the child at her side forty minutes before cops were called. 
  • Funny: You mess with a reporter on The Weather Channel and you'll get a knee (love how the guy keeps running.)


64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow Barry, what a stinging condemnation of Prager. Maybe you are better than him.

Anonymous said...

Add up all of the taxes and fees on those bills and pat yourself on the back for being a leftist.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
3.8 out of 5
Cute

Middle
2 out of 5
Meh

Right
3.3 out of 5
Not bad

GJ BG

wordkyle said...

BG, have you stopped to consider that your moral compass might be misaligned when you mock the strategy of telling the truth?

Anonymous said...

The one in the middle is very nice. The TCU football player needs to pay for the dope he is using and that kind of thing would not happen. Obama will never get anything else done the country is waiting till the next leader shows up to make any more changes. The markets are heading lower for more then a week as billions is getting removed from the system till somebody can figure out what to do next. I personally am hopeful that we can survive yet another HUGE hit to the 401k and still have enough time to get back to even for the third time since the turn of the century. Being at the end of the baby boom generation sucks! Me and the wife need to be born 15 years earlier or 15 years later.

Anonymous said...

state of union: i cried thru the whole movie

Anonymous said...

Honey Boo Boo? Next thing you know it will be those Gawd Awful Hollywood Hillbillys. And to think, the population that watches that stuff also vote! Scary stuff

Nerdkyle said...

BG have you stopped to consider that you are just making the point that telling the truth in politics will get you nowhere because nerds like me get my panties in a bunch over everything?

Anonymous said...

state of the union: at this point , what difference does it make?!?!

df hillbilly

Anonymous said...

Didn't watch the political pep rally last night! Read he said he was going to do what he wants to do through executive order!

Anonymous said...

no man wuz more giddy than joe biden. lol he a funny man. h

Anonymous said...

"I spend a fortune on climate control, phone, television, and Internet alone."

Just wait to what you will pay in taxes to fund Obamacare when none of the millenials sign up.

Anonymous said...

State of the Union: (1) The President seemed pretty fired up, (2) No man was more tense in America that John Boehner as he tried to decide when he should applaud and when he shouldn't, (3) Texas Congressman Randy Weber called the President a "socialist dictator" before the speech began.

Thanks for the concise analysis?

Anonymous said...

The complete lack of real achievements past and actual plans for present speaks volumes of obammy's SOTU last night.

And his cavalier approach to bullying his agenda through congress instead of actually working with them speaks volumes doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Mugabe was magnanimous last nite. Especially liked the part about all the edicts coming our way because he is tired of this old, worn out, form of triple oversight thingy the Republic calls for.
Loved the part too where he said the the debate over "climate change" is over and by God we are all going to participate in the new scheme of carbon taxation to pay for his 11 trillion experiment in Marxism.
Jimmy Kimmel has a video of people on the street from Monday morning last- a full day ahead of the SOTU speech where they interview people about the speech that hasn't taken place yet--watch it--there is your Democratic voters and the reason why we are in deep cocka.
I am not Sam.

Anonymous said...

Some folks online were promoting the story last night for their "gun rights" position.


I fail to see that this actually happened. Where is that part again?

Anonymous said...

How is draining the middle class to help the poor going to fix the income gap? Seems to me it will just drag the middle class down further and create a larger class of working poor. Small business owners will be bringing home less money than their employees. The rich will still get richer, as long as the working poor are still chugging away.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I would hate to have to use a personal story of yours on gun rights about how someone broke into your home while one of your children was home alone and didn't have a gun to defend herself and all the grizzly details that followed. Think about it.

Anonymous said...

I have to be drug tested for my job. I think Joe Biden should be tested also.

Anonymous said...

In regards to the RTG picts, there is certainly some mileage evident on the three ladies.

DF Checking the Odometer Guy

Anonymous said...

If President Obammy wasn't a lawyer, would you still be so supportive of him?

Anonymous said...

Next step for Jerry: sending in plays from the owner's box during the game.
The guy is a rich nut, but still a nut.

DF Randy Galloway

Anonymous said...

"12 year old Oklahoma girl shoots home intruder." Some folks online were promoting the story last night for their "gun rights" position. Hey, I've got nothing against guns, but that seems like an odd story to use as a promotional tool.

Your right. I think it would have been much more effective if they had a story about a 12 year old girl found molested and dead at her home because there had been no gun in the house. I'm actually surprised to see any press on this at all since it validates the gun rights crowds contention of the need for ownership of firearms for the right to personal protection. Do you see this as an argument against that right?

Anonymous said...

Could it be possible to have Randy Weber as Cruz's VP running mate?

Anonymous said...

I don't know Dennis Prager but candidly, he may be correct to an extent. The gulf between the extremists on both sides of the political spectrum and the intolerance of others' viewpoints are astounding. We've lost a sense of decency and decorum and of setting aside differences for the common good. Politics has become NASCAR, Professional Wrestling, college football, binge drinking and The Jerry Springer Show all rolled into one.

Shame on us.

Triple Fake... said...

Cowboys' coaching shuffle:
I like what the morning anchor on channel 11 said today "There's an old saying about 'rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic...'" (and there are waaaay too many captains' chairs!)
I agree that this is more bluster from Owner Jones, but it pales in comparison to the moronic decision a few years ago when he wanted to hire Dan Reeves as a consultant, but backed out when Reeves felt insulted that the contract contained specific requirements on hours worked. First of all, do coaches' contracts contain the same type of clause? Even if they did, a title as nebulous as "consultant" would seem to have some gray areas.
My opinion is that this guy could have improved the team immensely just by talking to the players a few times a week. He's played or coached in more Super Bowls than any other person. Ever! I would allow a guy like that to set his own schedule and trust his motivation

Anonymous said...

It's all becoming "Posing", and I'm sick of BOTH sides!

Anonymous said...

If they had a million fans show up for media day, that would pay the commissioner's salary for the year.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, If you think you pay a fortune for climate control right now, wait until Obammy pulls out his pen and starts taxing you even more because you are causing the climate to change.

Anonymous said...

9:44 - Thanks for your simplistic assessment. I can tell that you almost half thought about it.

Anonymous said...

I think JD Clark is a good kid, but that's exactly what he is- a kid. I'm fine with him running some little podunk town, but running for county judge!??!?!

I personally don't want some kid with little to no experience in the legal arena deciding my fate, because he thinks it will be a "cool job".

Anonymous said...

8:57 - We were paying for it before Obamacare! What's your idea?

Anonymous said...

State of the Union, I cannot stand that man and he was on all the channels I usually watch so I turned it on the Weather channel. Poor kids stuck in their schools by snow and ice caused by global warming. How can you have the coldest January on record and global warming at the same time?

Anonymous said...

Gosh, 10:00, I'm sorry that I have neither the time nor the energy to explore complex social issues more deeply in the comments section on a local blog overrun by troglodytes. Forgive my facile observations, Professor.

Connor said...

Liberals won the last 2 civil wars, beginning in 1776 and 1861.

Anonymous said...

Nothing on the GOP response to the SOTU by Cathy McMorris Rodgers? That was the worst performance since Bobby Jindal. It was like listening to Mrs. Cleaver before she learned to speak jive.

mzchief said...

Clearly, Obama thinks the vast majority of the US is nothing but drooling simpletons.

1. Obama claims over 8 million jobs were created during his presidency when in fact just slightly over 3.2 million were created.
Bureau of Labour Statistics

2. Obama promises to circumvent Congress, if he doesn't get his way, and rule by Presidential Decree. Obama fails to mention the fact that the Republican controlled House of Representatives has passed HUNDREDS of bills that the Senate Majority Leader, Democrat, Harry Reed refuses to bring to the Senate floor to allow a Senate vote.

3. Obama mentioned the government shutdown and fails to mention it was due to the DEMOCRATS and the POTUS refusing to compromise on ANYTHING.

4. Obama gritches about the "income inequality" in the US. Obama fails to mention this disparity has become the greatest, in all of US history, during HIS presidency. Thus, Obama has created the problem but promises to right it via Presidential Decree. Obama NEVER mentioned it is HIS policy of monetization of the economy that has caused the income disparity, as well as the vast number of people who have dropped out of the workforce.

5. Obama claims the Affordable Care Act has enabled more than 9 million people to acquire healthcare. Of course Obama fails to mention that MORE people, approximately 16 million, have lost health insurance coverage than acquired it, due to ACA.
The truth:
(a) 2.1 million chose policies on the federal or state Ins. Marketplace. (Notice, that figure doesn't indicate how many have PAID for their policy.)
(b) 3.1 million people 26 and younger got to remain on their parent's insurance.
(c) 3.9 million people acquired Medicaid or CHIP health coverage.

6. Obama touts his scheme, using Presidential Decree, requiring employees, of federal contractors, to be paid $10.10 per hour minimum wage, on NEW contracts. That impacts approximately 20,000 people. Obama fails to mention, TAXPAYERS will be footing that increase due to the increase in cost of federal contractors. Obama doesn't mention the fact that minimum wage jobs are ENTRY level jobs and there's some level of personal failure when a head of household needs to make a "living wage" doing the same job that is done by a high school sophomore. Naturally, the Democrats went wild and clapped like seals at the prospect of Obama mandating more federal spending.

Anonymous said...

10:21, Republicans have been offering up their solution to Obammycare long ago but you must be too stupid to acknowledge it so would you please tell all of your liberal weenie friends that when someone opposes Obammycare, the dumbest response is "So what's your solution."? We are tired of telling you what our solution is.

Anonymous said...

10:41
I believe you forgot neanderthals, racists, bitter clingers, birthers, tea baggers, theocrats, bigots, and of course, ideologic conservatives as qualifiers for your admonishment.
We all can't be learned and educated progressives.
I am not Sam....

Anonymous said...

11:03 - You mean personal responsibility? I guess your plan is to send all the Wise County methheads to Parkland so someone else pays for it!

Anonymous said...

10:41 - You are probably doing your best.

Anonymous said...

11:18 - Why not send them to JPS?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Meh, more of the same last night.

Re: theaters in downtown Bridgeport. You would guess wrong. Probably the majority of every old resident your age and older would like to disagree with you. And ask you to clarify which of the theaters downtown you were referring too? (there was more than just one.)

Anonymous said...

Mr. President did all of those republicans running for election during mid term this Nov a huge favor last night.

clap clap clap.

Rage

Anonymous said...

If you have money in the bank, take it out and buy old silver dimes. This will help you initially. You can buy milk goats, chickens. Eventually, silver dimes will be worthless. Quicker than you can imagine. Then, we live our lives like the natives.

Anonymous said...

11:18, Thanks for making my point. You just don't and haven't been listening have you? I'll type real slowly for you. Get rid of all the fraud and government waste and that would pay for the people that don't have insurance. Leave the rest of us alone that do have insurance. My insurance was affordable until Obammy came along and shit in the punch bowl.

Anonymous said...

I preferred drive in theaters. If you picked a girl up for a date to go watch a movie and she was wearing drive in blue jeans then you had an invitation. They had zippers from the waste-band all the way down the front of each leg.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Honcho,

You stole my thunder. I saw plenty in the theater that is now the Bridgeport Stage. I don't recall ever going into the other one that is across the street. When did it go out of business. The bigger question is, Did you ever see a movie at Bridgeport's drive in theater?

Uncle Ed

Anonymous said...

10:17

You may want to do some more research on the responsibilities of a county judge in Texas and specifically in Wise county.

Triple Fake... said...

the other night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart pointed out how Ted Cruz tried to say he was not in favor of shutting down the government last year. Video showed several people (all Republicans) were in favor of the shutdown. Of course the crowd loved that. He then pointed out how the President's nominee for ambassor to Norway had never been to Norway. In an uncharacteristic non-partisan display, he showed that the nominee had given a sizable contribution to Obama's campaign. About three people in the audience gave a disappointing groan.
I'm sure this sort of favor-granting happens with both parties, and it's a liberal-leaning program and audience, but it's just sad to see the discrepancy in reactions between the first and second points

Anonymous said...

10:21

My solution would be to institute a flat tax for every working American that would create a healthcare network that every legal citizen could tap into. Every citizen would have one card, and would be freely admitted to any clinic, Dr's office, or hospital in the network. This would be for basic care, simple illnesses, surgeries, childbirth, etc. Then I would allow for the private insurance industry to sell policies above and beyond basic care, from simple major medical policies all the way up to Cadillac plans. I would incent private employers to maintain group plans for polices that would allow quicker access for basic services and luxury services at private facilities outside of the government network.

I would handle indigent care and non-citizen care by reducing foreign aid spending to pay for these costs. These people could be admitted to any facility, and the provider would be reimbursed from the rainy day foreign aid fund that I would create. These costs would then be tracked separately, and whatever is left over in the fund each year can go for its original foreign aid purpose or be rolled over.

Anonymous said...

1:30 PM

That has nothing to do with the kids age, broseph.

Anonymous said...

1:59, Obammy's nominee for ambassador to Norway also said he is looking forward to meeting the President of Norway. There is only one problem. Norway doesn't have a President. DOH

Anonymous said...

What are the odds of a guy named Johnson sexually assaulting someone?

Anonymous said...

Sheila Jackson Lee wants to change the word welfare to transitional living fund. BRILLIANT

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

+1

Anonymous said...

I'll take the blonde RTG, please. I could get some real traction with her.

Also--Republican who received millions in farm subsidies makes fun of food stamp recipients. Wordy sees no problem with it.

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/republican-congressman-whose-family-received-millions-in-farm-subsidies-mocks-people-on-food-stamps/

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Big Ed, Mike Honcho was just a few years too late on that, but Daddy Honcho and Momma Honcho saw movies at the Arcadia. Don't think they were old enough for the National, but the Grandparents did.

Heard a lot about the Teen Club, drag racing on 380 while it was being built, etc.

Anonymous said...

You got a medical problem. You don't need all that lab work. You don't need all that ultrasound, xray, MRI, Cat Scan. You need a heeler. What is causing these problems? Ask a witch, or an ET, or an Earth genus.

Anonymous said...

3:00 forwardprogressives. Now that's an unbiased site, right? Try a more balanced site next time. That's not exactly what he said.

Anonymous said...

I thought a heeler was a kind of dog. Or something gay guys do with their feet and their.......

Anonymous said...

RANDY WEBER HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!

Anonymous said...

First I hope the football player wasn't going to a drug test because he wont pass it unless they want him to. My first movie was on the south side of the street (Bombs over Tokyo)probably in 1945.The Bport drive in was the family place to go but the bugs could carry you off. Lots of old folks still here

Anonymous said...

Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner...
Barry hope you have girls that can shoot.