The Wright Response - October 25, 2012

By: Mike Wright Email
By: Mike Wright Email

THERE'S BEEN NO SHORTAGE OF NEWS OF LATE. AMONG ONE OF THE MOST DISTURBING WAS SOMETHING AKIN TO A HORROR MOVIE SCENE, WHEN ALL OVER KBTX.COM AND OTHER SITES - BIG TEX WAS ON FIRE AT THE STATE FAIR. SOMETHING JUST WASN'T RIGHT ABOUT THAT...I KEPT EXPECTING TO SEE CHUCKIE STICK HIS HEAD OUT OF BIG TEX'S MOUTH AND START WAVING, OR TO HEAR BIG TEX SAY SOMETHING PROFOUND LIKE, "IS IT JUST ME OR IS SOMETHING BURNING?" OR "IT'S GETTING HOT IN HERE" - WITH CREDITS TO MY MAN NELLY. YES - WHILE HE WENT UP IN FLAMES, BIG TEX KEPT SMILING.

NOW, IN THIS POLITICAL SEASON, LET ME SAVE THOSE EXTREMISTS ON BOTH SIDES A LITTLE TIME BY SAYING WHAT YOU ARE THINKING. FIRST, LET'S BE HONEST. GEORGE BUSH IS TO BLAME FOR BIG TEX FLARING UP. HERE'S HOW IT CAME DOWN. THE FORMER PRESIDENT RAN THE GUN-POWDER LAIDEN FUSE ALL THE UP TO THE TOP A WHILE BACK. THEN, PRESIDENT OBAMA LIT IT. BALANCED REPORTING HERE. BOTTOM LINE - IT WAS A TEAM EFFORT.

NOW - THAT IT IS CHARRED - AND ALL THAT REMAINS ARE THE BONEY ARMS, LET'S MAKE SURE WE ARE POLITICALLY CORRECT AND BALANCED WHEN RE-BUILDING THE BIG MAN.
FIRST, HE ALWAYS SAID HOWDY. THIS WAS A CORNER ON THE MARKET CLEARLY DECIDED UPON BY AN AGGIE…"HOWDY" - BIG TEX SAID. WHEN RE-BUILDING, NO ONE WILL AGREE ON THAT ANYMORE, SO LET'S MAKE SURE HE ROTATES HOWDY WITH - HOOK EM, GUNS UP, AND SIC EM, TO NAME A FEW. IN FACT, HE'LL SAY ALL THESE THINGS IN AT LEAST 50-DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.
INSTEAD OF THE WORKING MAN'S DICKIES, LET'S TURN TO PINTEREST FOR THE CONCEPT OF THE T-SHIRT QUILT. HIS NEW CLOTHES WILL BE PATCH WORK FROM FLAGS OF ALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD, SO AS NOT TO OFFEND ANYONE.

EACH DAY, LET'S ROTATE WHAT HE WEARS ON HIS HEAD. A COWBOY HAT ONE DAY, A BERET ANOTHER, A SOMBRERO - WHICH ACTUALLY MAY NOT BE A BAD IDEA, WE'LL ROTATE THE PANTS, JEANS ONE DAY, LEIDERHOSEN THE NEXT, MAYBE A KILT.

NOW - IN DOING ALL OF THIS, TAXPAYERS OF DALLAS COUNTY WILL NEED TO FOOT THE BILL FOR ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. IN DOING SO, TICKET PRICES WILL GO UP A LITTLE TO COMPENSATE WHILE - DIPPING INTO THE TAX FUNDS, DOUBLE-DIPPING, SO TO SPEAK. ISN'T THAT THE WAY WE USUALLY DO THINGS IN POLITICS?

BUT… PUTTING MORE PEOPLE TO WORK MEANS LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT. WE'LL CREDIT PRESIDENT OBAMA WITH THIS REDUCTION IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBER IN DALLAS COUNTY, REPUBLICANS WILL ARGUE THAT, AND YET - NO ONE WILL GIVE ME ANY CREDIT FOR THIS WHOLE IDEA. YOU REMEMBER WHERE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS PLAN FIRST. AND UNLIKE POLITICAL SIDES, I DON'T CARE WHO GETS THE CREDIT, LET'S JUST GET IT DONE. RE-BUILD THE ICON, PUT THE JEANS AND DICKIES BACK ON HIM WITH A BIG HAT, AND LET HIM START THAT WAVING BUSINESS AGAIN. AND PLEASE, IN A CITY LIKE OURS THAT BELIEVES IN TRADITION, MAY BIG TEX ALWAYS SAY - HOWDY.

THE VIEWER E-MAILS ARE ONCE AGAIN KICKING INTO HIGH GEAR IN THIS POLITICAL SEASON, WE'LL SHARE THOSE NEXT WEEK. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME A LITTLE LATITUDE THIS WEEK.
KBTX VALUES WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY, AND YOUR OPINION ALWAYS MATTERS.


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