The Campaign For DA

12.26.2014

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • "Rhome Police confirm robber shot in house, Wise County Sheriff investigating"
  • An armed robbery of a convenience store in Bridgeport? 
  • I'm not sure Wise Countians have a grasp of the true meaning of Christmas.  
  • Our living room looks like a disaster area. It has nothing to do with a robbery/burglary, but it looks like it. 
  • I've battled sickness all month long it seems. And I'm normally pretty healthy. Throw in Mrs. LL on Tamiflu and were close to being a M*A*S*H* unit.
  • It's the 10 year anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Almost a quarter of a million dead is still mind-boggling.  Just by chance, I watched The Impossible the other day -- which was gut wrenching. 
  • I think Best Buy has changed its policy of salesman trying to get you to upgrade your purchase or buy something else.  I had a great get in/get out experience on Christmas Eve.
  • Fox News keeps showing commercials that they might be dropped by the Dish Network. (Insert joke here.)  But stuff like that happens all the time, and an agreement is always reached.
  • The Longhorn Network showed four hours of a grazing Bevo on Christmas morning.
  • Odd recruiting news: Tech had a five star quarterback decommit and then, within days, announce he was going to Baylor.  Baylor already had a highly touted quarterback recruit, but he then immediately decommitted and announced he was going to Tulsa. Tulsa? He had offers from both Tech and Texas. But Tulsa had just hired Baylor's offensive coordinator as its head coach.  I'll admit it: This is weird.
  • I bet I may be the only husband who bought his wife a "Trapped In A Room With A Zombie" adventure.  I bet I may have the only wife who reacted like she had just received a new Lexus. 
  • I watched most of A Christmas Story yesterday.  I still laugh when the "old man" receives the lamp in a wooden box, sees "Fragile" written on the outside, and says, "Aaah! "Fra-GEE-leh!" It must be Italian!" (Side note: I saw the movie in a theater when it was first released.)
  • "Baby Jesus stolen, replaced with real pig's head".  I thought that was the craziest Christmas headline ever until I read, "Topless woman snatches baby Jesus from Nativity scene at St. Peter's Square in pro-choice demonstration."
  • Is this the most under the radar place in Wise County: "The Center for Animal Research and Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education, research, rescue, and long-term care for exotic animals. Located on 20 acres in Bridgeport, TX. CARE currently provides a permanent home to over 50 animals including snow leopards, mountain lions, African lions, tigers, black and spotted leopards, ring-tail lemurs and a coati."
  • It's GIF city!!!!!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I take it then that you feel that you have a grasp of the true meaning of Christmas. Based on some of your comments here, hmm.
Merry Christmas, BG.

Anonymous said...

Many years ago I worked as a dispatcher for the Wise County Sheriff. When a deer, cow, or other large animal was hit by a car we would call the CARE facility or the other large cat sanctuary near Boyd and they would take the animal to feed the cats. They only took animals recently killed though. They were always very appreciative and they would respond quickly at all hours of the night.

Anonymous said...

The two guys that robed the store in b port were 18 years old. Pedro Miguel Ibarra and Julio edwardo betancourt.

Anonymous said...

What? Nothing "beyond fantastic" happened at the Green mansion during Christmas day?

HarveyLee said...

On sunday and Monday in Thackerville OK Dish had FNC BLANKED OUT.

Anonymous said...

Re: the Bridgeport Hold-up.
search of the suspects' hideout? brandishing handguns? Is Mickey Spillane writing for the Messenger now?

DF Mike Hammer

Anonymous said...

So the local FOX station scooped the Wise County Messenger on the Rhome shooting?

Roy Eaton is gonna fire somebody!

Anonymous said...

I might thing some of political vies are out there, but as a husband and a step-father I believe you are caring and loving. Raising other peoples children is a hard and sometime thankless job. You seem to embrace it.

Anonymous said...

Some super mutation of the flu is spreading nationwide. I've had it too. I had to take three days off of work.

Normally, January and February are my sick months. December has always been off limits. Not so much anymore :(

Anonymous said...

True meaning of Christmas.....

I didn't see you at Christmas Eve Mass in Bridgeport (that's still in Wise County, right?). The church was full of Wise County folks.

Anonymous said...

Fox news has been off of Dish for the past few days. I don't watch news channels from either side, so it didn't really affect me.

I agree with your assessment of these things, though.

Anonymous said...

FNC out in Thackerville OK.!!!! That's their prime viewing area, I'm sure the natives are up in arms now!Hopefully, Duck Dynasty or Swamp People not affected or there will be riots led by Ted Nugent (don't worry Al Sharpton will not make an appearance, or his black ass will be full of buckshot as he runs out of town)



Anonymous said...

@11:50 - I bet you do, you just don't know it.

Anonymous said...

There must be more to this Rhome story! Why wasn't homeowner arrested if he was just trespassing?

Anonymous said...

Wise county folks haven't grasped the true meaning of Christmas?

Just who the hell do you think you are to say such a thing!

Anonymous said...

The only difference is when FOX News gets threatened because they demanded a rate increase, their viewers blame Obama and the evil liberals at Dish Network. It's always the evil liberals fault, never greed.

Anonymous said...

You're a little behind, Mr. Green...there is no Fox on Dish...regardless of your political affiliation, these things are always about money. However, it has never affected me personally because they always reach an agreement before pulling the channel or shortly thereafter...not the case this time.

I rarely watch news at all but my husband does and he watches Fox news when he does, so we cancelled Dish and are going with Directv...they have been mailing us things forever trying to get us to "come back" as they do millions of other viewers, it's all a big game but I go with who I can get the cheapest rate with the channels I want...it's all about the money with me as a consumer as well. I switch every 2 or 3 years seems like. Directv was too high 3 years ago, now I will be paying less than I was 3 years ago and less than I am now with Dish because they throw out these big deals to get people to switch, most people don't want to mess with it, I will if it saves me money, and just so happens this time, I will make my husband happy to boot by giving him Fox back...so it's a win, win!

Don't get me wrong though, I detest having to mess with it!

Anonymous said...

1:42

You may have missed the 2 references before that comment about an armed robbery and a person being shot to death, both in Wise county. One on Christmas Eve, one apparently the day after Christmas.

Please try to keep up the rest of the class.

Anonymous said...

At first I was offended by your accusation we in Wise County didn't understand Christmas. Then after thought (yes we are capable of that) I decided while you may be bucketing us in a stereotypical fashion, since this is your blog and we read it because you are one of us, then ok. I don't put out a blog. BG-1 us in Wise County - 0 on blogs to rag. I disagree with your proclamation that says I don't get Christmas, but I get it at my level and the farms around me do to.

I wish I could be witty or sarcastic or sparring that isn't me. Just a boring reply.

Happy Holidays.

CT said...

Trapped in room with a Zombie?? WHere is this place you speak of? It sounds fab!!