4.04.2014

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • I caught an old episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations last night where he visited the Ukraine and Crimea in 2011. I learned more about the place on a travel show that I did by watching the news. (Then again, I'm not sure I even knew that Chernobyl is in the Ukraine.)
  • Term I haven't heard in forever: Geiger Counter
  • I got hail damage to my car in Decatur yesterday -- just enough to bug me. 
  • Man, the local affiliates went crazy last night with their weather coverage, but what the heck was that tie that Pete Delkus had on?
  • Doing a jury trial by yourself is stressful. The government always has two lawyers at the table. Always. Edit: I always get a comment from the "speaks volumes" guy about my "win/loss" record which I only publish because he has no idea. Visit the courthouse every now and then, hoss. 
  • It was Doris Day's 90th birthday yesterday. Talk about a lady who stays out of public view -- so much so I was surprised to learn she was still alive. 
  • David Letterman's retirement announcement sure got a lot of publicity for a show which no one has really paid attention to for  20 years.
  • Funny moment during the Fox 4 6:00 news when Steve Eager interrupted the weather gal to advise that the Denton County Sheriff's Office had confirmed a tornado had touched down near TWU. She said she wasn't "buying it". Eager, with a hint of irritation, said, "I'll tell the Denton Sheriff the bad news." But I'll give her credit. I'm not sure any sheriff's office is in a position to "confirm" a tornado.
  • Was no one in the stands at the minor league park in Frisco concerned about that cloud in the distance?
  • There was wailing and gnashing of teeth last night on Twitter when SMU lost the NIT final. Baylor won the thing last year with barely a whisper from the media. Obviously, a vast Methodist media conspiracy.
  • Paulina Gretzky on the cover of Golf Digest. "Hey, Now."
  • "There were no American troop casualties in Afghanistan or Iraq in March, for the first time since February 2003, ending 133 straight months." Thank you, President Obama, for getting us out of there.
  • Guns Galore in Killeen sold the eventual murder weapons to both Fort Hood soldiers (Ivan Lopez and Nidal Hasan) who went on shooting sprees.  Talk about a literal  Merchant of Death.
  • Sarah Palin on Hannity last night and she's become a parody of herself. I absolutely believe everything that was written about her in Game Change -- She's a walking Talking Points Memo.
  • Crazy story in the Dallas Observer about a wheels off heavy metal small band leader who hung out in strip bars in north Fort Worth: "The Infectious Metal Head and His Dangerous Secret".
  • Ticket fans: I have no idea who CBS 11's Whitney Drolen is, but apparently she is not amused by what The Musers said about her. Tweet One. Tweet Two
  • "Brittni Colleps, the Kennedale teacher found guilty of" being an extreme "And Another", had her conviction affirmed "yesterday" by the Fort Worth Court of Appeals. (I say "yesterday" because all opinions are dated on a Thursday but aren't released on the court's website until Friday morning.)  
  • My dad gave me a book entitled "Our White Boy" written by Jerry Craft -- former mayor of Jacksboro and the "first white man to play in the 'West Texas Colored [Baseball] League.'" I'm excited.


54 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a Republican and I wish that Sarah Palin would go back to Alaska and we never hear from her again!

Anonymous said...

It's only so stressful because of your horrible W/L record...even by small hick town lawyer standards you are scraping the bottom of the barrel. Your record speaks volumes doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

The book your dad gave you is very good. I read it a couple of years ago.

that guy said...

No Reservations is a pretty good watch, it's like watching Dave Attell's Insomniac with a better menu.

You lost me with the geiger counter line. After Fukushima, how have you not heard it.

Letterman may have played second fiddle but I'm pretty sure his viewership was measured in the millions, you might want to rethink that "no one has really paid attention to..." line

Vast methodist conspiracy, or do they just have a larger fan base?

You do realize that we have troops in both countries still right? A lack of deaths could also be looked at as a lack of offensive operations against us. Why attack, they already know we surrendered.

I think the last troop death in Japan was back in 2005. We should probably thank Bush for that right?

That being said, wasn't it a couple of years ago that an airman was killed at an airport in Germany. Maybe President Obama can finally finish things up for us on the Western Front now.

Watch out Merkel, after we finish kowtowing to Putin, we are sending Swift Boat Kerry after you.

Anonymous said...

Man, the local affiliates went crazy last night with their weather coverage, but what the heck was that tie that Pete Delkus had on?

I thought that was you.

Anonymous said...

If it hadn't been for Sarah Palin, John McCain's arse whooping would have been that much more epic.

Anonymous said...

Letterman was gold when he was on NBC. When he moved to CBS he lost something. The humor just wasn't off-the-wall as it had been.

I haven't watched him in several years due to him suddenly using his show as a platform for his liberal beliefs, none of which he seems able to defend when someone like Bill O'Reilly comes on.

Carson was smart enough to know not to alienate half his audience that way. Letterman never figured that out.

Anonymous said...

News made the comment that the Fort Hood shooter hadn't even seen combat? If so, how does PTSD come into it? Just Wondering.

Anonymous said...

I would like for today's RTG to come over to my house and provide some special comfort to me today.

Can that be arranged?

Anonymous said...

"confirm" a tornado.

How hard would it be to confirm a tornado. A big cone shaped shitstorm tearing up the countryside it pretty obvious even for a toddler. They weren't trying to confirm the heat index or the dew point calculations.

Anonymous said...

9:06 Easy, Pre Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

Baylor Too said...

I wish Colleps had complained about the sufficiency of the evidence!

Anonymous said...

Ms Drolen is their two pickets to Teatsburg traffic girl.

Anonymous said...

"Thank you, President Obama, for getting us out of there."

Don't pretend you care about those soldiers Green; you would have proudly stood side by side with the Vietnam war protestors yelling obscenities at them if you were of the right age. The only reason you don't do it now is because war protestors have changed their tactics. It is still fairly obvious that you HATE our soldiers, their blue collar backgrounds and only use their deaths to feign sympathy for political points.
Oh, and by the way, more lives have been lost in these conflicts during Obama’s tenure than in Bush’s. If you hate Bush for going to war you should be asking Obama (who promised to end the wars) why he hasn’t withdrawn all the troops, not thanking him for dragging out the wars for years.

Seymore said...

Paulina Gretzky way overrated. Today's RTG not.

Triple Fake... said...

walked into the Snooty Pig earlier where the Musers are broadcasting. Bumped into Gordo while he was roaming the place:
me : "Gordo!"
him: "Are you here to shoot up the place, cuz you look like it?"
I was starting to say "Maybe later, if there's time." but he was already moving on.
Soooo, Gordo thinks I look like a crazed gunman?! Awesome! (But just to clarify, for legal purposes, I am not now nor have I ever been a "gunman", crazed or otherwise)
Then during a break, I stared at Junior and George until they looked up and I did some schtick: "Now, there's a right way to do this kind of thing, and this is. not. it!" I got a nod, a failed smile, and a mumbled "mmm yeah"
my brush with greatness

Connor said...

@9:42; are you the big frankfurter/trailer park guy or are you WK? Or maybe both.

Father Knows Best said...

I'm gonna warn you guys again today.
Be nice to Wordkyle or I'll... I'll... well I'll give you another tongue lashing!

I hate to be so ruthless, but it's come down to this. You're big meanies and jerks, and Wordy is a beautiful, Golden Goddess of whom you are insanely jealous.

I'm not Wordkyle.

Anonymous said...

Did a tornado touch down in Denton last night? Sounds like the weather reporter knew more than Steve Eager and the sheriff.

RTG looks like Lee Ann Rimes after a couple of visits to Pancho's Mexican Buffet(and it's about time).

wordkyle said...

♪♫ Still livin' rent-free ♫♪
♫♪ In so many heads ♪♫

Anonymous said...

Connor,

Feeling a little guilt over your activities in the late 60's and 70's I presume.

I just got back from Frankfurt Germany in February, but my only interlude into trailer park life comes from the confines of my fully restored '59 Airstream Tradewind.

I am not WK but I am now living rent free as well!

Oh, one more thing. Did that round of storms shake any cockroaches loose in your trailer park last night? I bet every time it sprinkles you pucker up like liberal at a job fair.

Anonymous said...

If the new liberal tactic is to label gun stores as "Merchants of Death" then we should give GM the same label. How many people have died because of untrained, incompetent union labor?

Anonymous said...

I love how Wordkyle is afraid to respond to Rage, and accuses anyone who proves him wrong of being Rage without signing their work, and yet he thinks he's living free in someone else's head?

Add narcissist to the long list of his flaws.

Anonymous said...

AHHHH! There are voices in my head!

I think it's Wordkyle!

If only there were a way to charge rent for that sort of thing.

Dangit.

Anonymous said...

Crazy story in the Dallas Observer about a wheels off heavy metal small band leader who hung out in strip bars in north Fort Worth

The metalhead POS ended up killing himself. Goodie. :)

Anonymous said...

Anybody with two eyes, ears and a CB could confirm a damn Tornado. You liberals really aren't simpletons aren't you?

wordkyle said...

I'm sure that late at night, with the lights all off, you guys are afraid to look in the mirror and say my name three times.

To all other readers who are not doofuses (as they were described yesterday) - See how simple it is to reveal the absolute barren wasteland called the Liberal "mind?"

All you have to do is speak common sense, point out facts, and refuse to let Liberals bully you. They absolutely can not handle such resistance. Their thin skulls collapse under the pressure.

♪♫ Liiiii-vinnnn' free-eeee ♫♪
♫♪ In somebody's brainpan ♪♫

Anonymous said...

Maybe WordDobber will learn something living in someone else's head. Who knows.

Connor said...

I ain't smart enough to restore an Airstream so I bought a new one.

Anonymous said...

RTG is Awesome! Keep'em coming BG you da man!

Anonymous said...

"There were no American troop casualties in Afghanistan or Iraq in March, for the first time since February 2003, ending 133 straight months." Thank you, President Obama, for getting us out of there.


What about all the months that troops died that Obama didn't get them out????

Anonymous said...

Thank God it's Friday!

DF Obvious Guy

Anonymous said...

Barry, if you have in the intestinal fortitude, and that is a big "IF" then report back to us on Monday the body count in Afghanistan from 2009- present vs. 2001- 2009.
The roe was changed after your messiah came on the scene.
Will be waiting with bated breath......

Anonymous said...

Not really sure that posters today are preteen or what. But do any of you, on either side, have something productive to do? Jobs, studying, playing with legos?

Nana nana bobo. I am sure you understand that.

Nice lunch, sorry entertainment. Back to work.

Anonymous said...

Barry Green aka King of the Courthouse said...
"Visit the courthouse every now and then, hoss. "

I do everything humanly possibly to avoid any courthouse. Much like this blog, I get a disgusted creepy feeling having anything to do with the guvment, lawyers and helpless, hopeless people.

Anonymous said...

Connor,

Not smart enough or just too lazy? You are a liberal so I guess it could be both.


Besides, where were you gonna live in the meantime if you bought a fixer upper.

Anonymous said...

Entitled people move to next blog entry, you won't understand this entry....ok


Barry, hasn't this little human experiment known as your blog about run its course?

The hate level feels like its rising.

Deep down, this so called social, progressive liberal thought process is not sustainable...right? Come on, admit it.

Anonymous said...

The other day, Obama, during the "Obamacare success story speech", he used some words that he is not qualified to use in a sentence. He used the words "honor" and "valor". He has not earned the right to use those words.

Anonymous said...

1:14 Thanks for joining us and I am guessing you don't got a lot going on either since you have time to be the pot.


Right on 1:30 and furthermore, anyone who calls someone else hoss, boss, bucko or captain is a colossal d-bag. Every now and then I get a waiter or some service industry person that wants to call me hoss or boss and I find it disrespectful.

Anonymous said...

Do you realize that both Hasan and now Lopez passed federal background checks to get into the military as well as to purchase a firearm? Does this really make the actual gun store a merchant of death? In both cases fellow military (government) personnel knew that each of these guys was having mental issues. It sounds to me like our own government is the real merchant of death.

This is not like letting a drunk driver leave a bar or serving an underage minor, the gun store relies on the background check to execute the sale.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:46

I used to be a bartender, and I can tell you for a fact that if a service industry peron calls you hoss, or bucko, he is disrepecting you. Probably cuz you are a colossal DOOOOOOOUCHE.

That's why Barry called the speaks volumes guy "hoss." That guy is a colossal DOOOOOCHE as well.

Anonymous said...

that girl is smoking hot!

Anonymous said...

1:46 - what is a peron?

Anonymous said...

2:42 So by always being polite, accepting pretty much any seating accomodation, ordering quick and simple drinks, ordering food on time and when everyone is seated, not asking for substitutions, and treating waiters and bartenders with respect, answering questions with yes sir or no sir, I am somehow being a colossal d-bag? Care to elaborate on how these guys are coming about their assesment of me, or maybe they do this to just about anyone because they are entitled little pricks.

Anonymous said...

Y'all should cut Wordy a break. Until recently his only music experience was with sings written by Ted Nugent. So at least he's branching out. Who knows, he may surprise us with his new-found expanded mind and get rid of the white sheet, even.

Rage

Anonymous said...

3:13 It is a hybrid man-bird that can't f'ng read!

You might want a do-over on that one bucko!!!

The real 1:46 just stood up!

Anonymous said...

2:42 I am guessing your stint as a bartender was short lived. Whacking a surly bartender ain't much of a crime!

DF Augustus McCrae

Anonymous said...

@3:14
"Care to elaborate on how these guys are coming about their assesment of me"

They just know by looking at ya, hoss. Bartenders have a sixth-dbag-sense.

@3:27
18 years actually! The easy money and never-ending supply of new waitresses kept me in that occupation until I was 36 years old. I really miss being a surly bartender, actually. It was a lot more fun saying things to people faces than it is on this blog. *sigh*

Anonymous said...

3:53 Spoken from a man that was a bartender at 36! Let that sink in, chief!

Where do you waitress at now, I'd be glad to pay you a visit, have that little face to face.

Anonymous said...

Gosh darnit you all are ignorant. With the exception of a few. How pathetic your brains/minds are. Gosh darnit, darnit, what the hell went wrong?

I can tell you want went wrong. We fuxed up! Royally.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Jerry Craft get the same publicity and attention that Jackie Robinson gets?

Anonymous said...

When the weather is bad, I believe deputies and fire dept personnel are sent out to watch the sky and if one of them spots a funnel that is touching the ground, then they are to report a tornado has touched down and where. They can also verify funnel clouds that they spot. That's part of their job, right? I think I weather "girl" sitting in the tv station should not be "overruling" an eyewitness account of a tornado!

Anonymous said...

merchant of death?
you're an idiot

Anonymous said...

11:07, a lot less than at the hands of scab labor.