The Campaign For DA

9.23.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts






  • I guess it is the position of the sun in the sky this time time of year, but every dawn and every sunset will cause the greatest orange-ish color to appear on the bottom of clouds.
  • Fox 4's Jenny Anachondo thought: Pretty, pretty hot. 
  • I have never really understood the concept of the Pope. Until I see some super powers, I'm not particularly interested. 
  • The Clock-Making-Kid's sister was once suspended for issues related to a bomb threat which she denies: "I got suspended from school for three days from this stupid same district, from this girl saying I wanted to blow up the school, something I had nothing to do with.” (H/T Bud Kennedy)
  • Random post on a Rhome Facebook page at 6:49 a.m. this morning: "We [recently] moved here because of my husband's job. We are from a small town and were thrilled to find a house away from the craziness of more populated areas. I joined this group to learn about Rhome. After reading these posts, I'm really wishing we hadn't moved here. Has it always been like this?" Yes, darlin'. The answer is yes
  • I used to have a credit card which was associated with only one type of gas station. I think it was Shell or Texaco. How weird is that?
  • I think I may put up a sign up in my office which reads: "The more you talk to me, the more I can help you."
  • The Dallas Observer has released a list of the "10 Most Embarrassing People In North Texas". You'll notice that there are six people on the list that I've had in my figurative cross-hairs over the years.
  • Yogi Berra has died. The closest thing I ever got to one his crazy sayings was when I announced to my buddies that "We may have opened up a can of Pandora's boxes!" I still remember the look on their faces. 
  • I think Trump has realized he needs to get out of the public eye for a month or so. 
  • I think I just mowed the lawn for the last time this year.  Every March of April when I mow it for the first time, I tell myself I'll be doing this weekly until the third week of football season. 
  • I noticed that the Update had a notice about a government office "closed for training." 
  • Apparently I ruined BagOfNothing's plan to post a different version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" each day this week by linking to a site yesterday which has the ten greatest covers of the song. He has (jokingly) declared we now have a Gary Patterson/Art Briles relationship where he wishes to be Briles. No, sir. I will be playing the role of Art Briles in this playlet. And this was my reaction to your assertion to the contrary. (Side note: I'll say it again, the real life Patterson vs. Briles battle is one of the greatest things of all time in Texas football history.) 
  • Patterson yesterday said that once all the facts come out about the arrest of one of his players that the should media report it  "just as strongly as what" they were doing now. Man, that brought back memories of the Michael Irvin clip where he was outside of a bar in Valley Ranch and declaring (correctly) into the camera that he had been falsely accused of rape. "You report it with the same intensity!!!," he yelled. I couldn't find the video. 
  • Look at that headline below: "Should mentally ill be executed?" You think fifty years from now society will locate that edition of the paper and scream, "Are you kidding me??!!"


27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't be so judgemental of Rhome.

I lived in Wise County for a year, and, in my experience, almost the entire county is this way.

Anonymous said...

Good ol' Rhome. Family owned and operated. Get out now while you still can.

Anonymous said...

How do you execute an adjective?

Anonymous said...

8:49, Rhome city council antics are crazier than Charles Manson eating fruit loops. Get with the times hippie!

Katy Anders said...

I'm not sure that it's entirely critical for non-Catholics to understand the "concept" of Pope.

wordkyle said...

The Muslim Clock-Making Kid scene reminds me of the media swirl around the Balloon Boy thing. The Irving mayor, who says the family is blocking release of information regarding the circumstances of the boy's arrest, had a valid point: “Nobody is going to walk in and say, ‘oh you’re a 14-year old child, you’re totally cooperating, we have all the answers we need, let’s arrest you,’”

Anonymous said...

Rhome,TX residents page on Facebook. Makes Detroit look like Malibu after reading about the inbreds on the city council.

Anonymous said...

It's easy to think "are you kidding me" about executing anyone...as long as you are not the one killed.

Triple Fake... said...

I'm no meteorologist, but doesn't the time of day determine the position of the sun in the sky? I know what you mean, but it probably has more to do with the earth tilting on its axis, which is affected by the time of year, and the amount of filtering it causes on sunlight. Or not...whatever

Your comment yesterday of: "Every game will come down to outscoring the other"
Yogi's thoughts on the subject:
"The other team could make trouble for us if they win."
"You wouldn't have won if we had beat you."
But your can-of-Pandora's-boxes comment is pretty, pretty good.


Additional Thoughts on TV Ads, continued from last week:
The Infiniti commercial with Christie Brinkley. I'm amazed every time this comes on. She was a full growed-up woman in the first Vacation movie. Her co-star in the ad, Ethan Embry, was a kid in the Vegas movie, and now she looks like his much younger, hot trophy wife. So I did the math, courtesy of their bios. She's 61!, and he's young enough to be her son, at 37.

Do gas stations still issue their own cards? And don't department stores still issue their own cards? Same deal, they can be used at only one business

Until very recently, every pope has managed to make sexual abuse and unwed mothers ~poof!~ disappear. That's sort of like super powers!
The dude wears a cape and rides around in the Popemobile. And he's celibate, so the Vatican could be considered the Fortress of Solitude. Close enough



Anonymous said...

Wow thanks for the link! I had never seen what Mark Davis Looks like before. He looks exactly like how I picture Wordkyle looks.

Anonymous said...

Did you notice that the Pope crawled in the back seat of a Fiat 500, not some big ostentatious limousine, upon arrival in the U. S.. It was hilarious seeing that little Italian car, with the Pope beaming in the back seat, being led out of the airport by the monster size Secret Service SUV. Love that Pope!

DF Martin Luther

Anonymous said...

I read the story about that kid with the bomb (thanks for the link). It's kind of disturbing how this family seems to be reveling in the media attention. I mean, who would build something that resembles a bomb, take it to school and expect no repercussions? It's almost like they set up the school district in order to receive all this sympathy/fame.

Anonymous said...

There should be a support group for people who move to Rhome and then realize what they've gotten themselves into.

For several years, as Choice Homes was finishing out Crown Point, that neighborhood was a revolving door of young families seeking a quiet small-town atmosphere with convenient access to the metroplex via 114 and 287. Most of those families had the same reaction as the person commenting on Facebook this morning, and they didn’t stay long.

The old-timers share the same attitude: "If you don't like it, get out." They then wonder aloud why the city has such a difficult time attracting new businesses and growth.

Take a drive through Rhome some evening. Note the number of cars per household (i.e. the number of adults living under the same roof). Note the lack of code enforcement (e.g. trash, cars parked in yards, cars on blocks, etc.). And don't be surprised if you catch a whiff of marijuana which, despite popular opinion these days, is still illegal.

Rhome is backwards. It's been backwards for years. And currently, the pedal is to the metal with the transmission in reverse.

Anonymous said...

It's so funny to watch stories appear in the news and then see the sheer number of "experts" in that field that show up on the Internet. I never knew so many people in my circle of contacts were experts on such varied subjects as the Constitution, climate-change science, the Catholic church, and now what bombs look like. Surprisingly, though, all the same people seem to have expert-level knowledge on all of these subjects. I must run with a pretty smart crowd. Clearly some of those who read and comment on this blog are similarly brilliant.

9:52 - I had the same thought about the Christie Brinkley commercial - what the heck is their age difference? I get the premise of the ad, but it would have been a little more believable if it was released 20 years ago with a different husband.

I remember the days of single-company gas cards. In fact, if you look at the pump next time you're filling up, most of them have about a dozen or more stickers showing which cards they still take, in addition to the usual big names. There are a lot of little gas-card companies out there, apparently. Are they used mostly by truckers? I have no clue.

Anonymous said...

whew, I sure would've guessed Jeffress would have been numero uno on that top ten list--what an idiot he is!!

The kid in Irving's 15 Minutes are wayyy up.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see Katy is back. However, I liked her old incognito image better, very clever.

Anonymous said...

"I think I may put up a sign up in my office which reads: "The more you talk to me, the more I can help you."

It is my experience that the more I talk the more my attorney charges me.

Anonymous said...

I have never really understood the concept of the Pope.



We gave you The Crusades.
You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous hips on the RTG!
good job!

Anonymous said...

Harris County Deputy that was shot at gas station was on a date with his mistress while on the clock. Deputies tried to cover it up. Now the Capital Murder charge is off the table.

http://abc7.com/news/witness-to-texas-deputy-murder-claims-romantic-relationship/991511/

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/miles-goforth/article/Defense-Goforth-was-meeting-a-mistress-at-the-6519432.php

Anonymous said...

Adding choice homes to Rhome was like adding Irving Texas , dope, and vehicle theft, to Mayberry.

Anonymous said...

Red sky in the evening means lots dust particles in the atmosphere.

Then theres "red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in morning, sailor's warning."

Anonymous said...

10:11 - you are correct. More zero tolerance signs need to be erected to combat this.

Anonymous said...

10:11 And that's just the City property!

Anonymous said...

The Islamist figured out a long time ago that the American Left will play right into their hands. "Cool clock Ahmed" what a fool.

Anonymous said...

Jenny Anchondo is haawwwt. But Diana Zoga is giving her a run.

Anonymous said...

10 most embarrassing list was published by the observer. So bu you have the same viewpoints as the observer. Big surprise there.