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1.27.2009

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I'd be scared not to shut down the schools if I was making the call. The last thing you need is wet streets in the morning and frozen streets in the afternoon with the schools full.
  • "We are getting reports of drizzle!!!" - Channel 5's weather girl this morning
  • I've truly seen at least three reporters utter the phrase, "Sand trucks are standing by." How can you say that with a straight face anymore?
  • And if it's not sleeting or icing at the moment, the reporter will say that is "positive news" despite the fact that 90% of the audience wants it to sleet/ice.
  • I had a dream last night that I had to have my eyes sewn shut for a time period to correct my vision. And a former Texas Ranger who hates me was helping me arrange it.
  • I also dreamed/dreamt I was negotiating to buy the dumpiest lake house ever.
  • When I have intense dreams, I wake up exhausted with my muscles tense. Once I realize it was a dream, I can feel my body relax. What a beating.
  • Fox 4 didn't have the new super hot weather girl in this morning. They whipped us with Ron Jackson. Why!!??? Why!!!???
  • Wow, the Rev. Ted Haggard's former megachurch now admits that it paid money to a 20 year old who had a (newly revealed) sexual relationship with the former pastor. The church agreed to pay the man in exchange for his pledges not to talk publicly about the relationship," the current past said. Riiiiiiighhhhhhtttttt.
  • If you're not ready for the "digital conversion" of your TV, you'll never be ready.
  • There's a Decatur lady on facebook with the last name of McIntyre who posts pictures of the most beautiful little girl (I presume it's her daughter.)
  • I downloaded The Sea Wolf by Jack London. Whenever I see anyone I even remotely admire say a book "changed the way I see life", I can't help myself from buying it. (But now I can't remember who suggested it this weekend.)
  • Isn't it amazing there was a character in the old Popeye cartoon named "The Sea Hag"? Think you could get away with that today?
  • I've been a little interested in Jack London ever since I learned the subject of Into The Wild was a fan of his.
  • I've got a close friend who still tells me that saying I "read" a book after I listened to the audio version is cheating. But that person also says it takes more concentration to listen than to read.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

"And a former Texas Ranger who hates me was helping me arrange it."
Was it A-Rod or Teixeira, cuz I can see how those haters would want to do something like that.

Anonymous said...

"Fox 4 didn't have the new super hot weather girl in this morning."
She was doing a remote shoot from gawd knows where. They shouldn't have that nice lady out in the cold weather, unless she's reporting on what's happening in my neck of the woods.
Back to you, Hoda

Triple Fake Al Roker

wordkyle said...

Re: Reading vs. listening to a book. However you describe it, you've "experienced" the book. If it's any consolation, Stephen King does the same thing, and describes listening to audio books as "reading." Let your friend try to trump SK.

Anonymous said...

Snow Angel!

Anonymous said...

Al Gore is scheduled before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning to once again testify on the urgent need to combat global warming. The proceedings may be delayed due to global cooling. Seems Washington, D.C. may be getting ice.

What a fraud and waste of money.

The only study that global warming is based on was bad science, omitting half of the carbon dioxide data from the 1800's and selection of only the data that supported the hypothesis.

If Al Gore wants to do something about global warming he can start with doing something about his own contribution to polution, like his 225,000 kwh annual electrical consumption on his personal residence. What a fraud.

Anonymous said...

That is the hottest chick you can find..... she needs to lose some baby fat.....

Anonymous said...

I saw Fiona doing a weather report on the street in front of the station! Put the new girl out in the cold! I must also say that she didn't look all that great this morning!

Anonymous said...

It is so sad that after two or three years of warnings and coupons for free conversion kits that we now must wait another few months because up to 6 or 7 million people "aren't ready" for digital TV You're right, they NEVER will be. Anyone that has been watching TV has seen the info, the news about it, features on what to do, etc. for months now. America is now officially the land of the lowest common denominator. What a joke.

Anonymous said...

Actually heard a reporter this morning mention, twice, that the water on roads and overpasses is not expected to freeze until the temperatures are at or below the freezing mark; that as long as temperatures remain above the freezing mark, that roads and overpasses are not expected to ice over.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing there was a character in the old Popeye cartoon named "The Sea Hag"? Think you could get away with that today?

I think you might get a crappy letter from their union, the Sea Hag International 'Toons, objecting to the way you've smeared their members' reputation.

What's weird is that she was a Sea Hag, but lived in a cave on a mountain, or something like that.
I suspect the reason for all the bad blood was a nasty break-up between her and Popeye, possibly involving Alice the Goon. Olive Oyl was a saint for putting up with all his baggage, especially since she had to deal with her own anorexia problem. You go, girl!

Anonymous said...

"We've got drizzle" mynizzle, foshizzle!

i'm jus sayin...

Anonymous said...

Well the Texas Ranger in question can't be Phil Ryan, he "loved" everybody.

Anonymous said...

8:30
Baby fat?! Really? c'mon

8:38
If Fiona didn't look good this morning, I would like to see what she looks like all dolled up. Today was my first time watching Fox4 in the AM

8:40
Actually, the reason most people are not ready is because the gubmint ran out of the coupons for a discount on the converters. That shouldn't be a reason to not get the box, but you have to remember that lots of folks who watch TV by capturing signals on an antenna are poor and can't afford cable/satellite

8:42
That lowest common denominator comment from 8:40 should apply to your comment. You have to remind all the DAs (NOT district attorneys) from time to time how basic science works . Add in all the teenagers texting on their phones while driving on ice for the first time.
I'm just sayin'

Double Fake Blutto said...

Olive Oyl is a Ho.

RPM said...

Why does Chuck Norris hate you?

Anonymous said...

Popeye's baggage:
*is named Popeye
*single father
*steroid/anger issues
*spinach breath
*speech impediment
*continually lending money/food to deadbeat friend (Tuesday never comes, does it, Wimpy?)
*really poor taste in women
*was played by Robin Williams in his biopic

Anonymous said...

Shut the eff up wordklye!

Anonymous said...

8:19..Al Gore is a complete idiot, but unfortunately now we have an Administration that will pander to the liberal left and all that Global Warming garbage to stay in power. Al Gore and friends want to FORCE us all to drive the vehicles THEY DECIDE we should drive, and are going to force Detroit to make them. Get ready to drive a vehicle they choose with your chin resting on your knees. The majority voted/wanted change and now they'll get it! For me, I'm keeping my pickup in good shape, and when Al Gore and I get into an accident, we'll be the only two walking away, alive. His Suburban is pretty big too!! LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Not the most responsible of reporting calling out a woman in Decatur that has a pretty little girl - there are lot of sick people in this county- quite a few pedophiles. Barry- I understand freedom of speech, but I would also ask you to exercise a little judgement. I'm sure they can find it anyway, but don't make it any easier. I'd hate for that girl to become a target.

Anonymous said...

8:52 wins comment of the week.

Casual Observer said...

Didn't like my Obammy comment, huh Bar?

Anonymous said...

Our society is so pathetically "least common denominator" that it would not surprise me if one day there was a law that said anyone who forgot to get up in time to make it to the airport could call and have the plane and all its passengers sit and wait until the poor, unfortunate late person got there. That's about how it is with the digital TV issue. The whole country slows down because some people who seem to think the constitution has a clause about a "right to watch TV" can't keep up. Suggestion, if two years notice isn't enough for you to gather up fifty bucks in order that you can continue to watch TV, then we don't want you watching TV but rather reading a book or getting a job or something. Others have invested money, even millions, to make the conversion according to the longstanding deadline. What about those people and organizations? Think they might have been able to spend money on something else if they would have known that in the end the pokie people would be able to say "what? nobody told me" and stop the conversion? JOke.

Anonymous said...

More on global warming: I have been watching oil prices in my attempt to hedge future $4 gasoline. Found this comment interesting:

"Right now, the market is in indecisive mode," said Phil Flynn of Alaron Trading Corp. "I think it is searching for the next big move. "Flynn said even with talk of production cuts by the Oil Petroleum Exporting Countries, which produces 40 percent of the world's oil, and plans designed to stimulate the U.S. economy, demand for oil remains weak. Despite some of the coldest temperatures in years across the nation, the markets remains well supplied, he said."

Don't miss the "coldest temperatures in years". Some noted scientist believe we are entering an ice age. This global warming fraud has its roots in the anti war, back to nature, free love, abortion on demand, off grid, dope smoking hippies from the Vietnam War era. They grew up and became liberal Democrats and are now running news media and the country and are willing to spend tax payers money on bird chopping wind generators.

The Democrats can cut back on their "global warming" by asking George Bush for the name of the contractor who installed the very efficient geothermal heating/air conditioning system on his home. Send this contractor over to Al Gore's house. If they install a geothermal system on his home and swimming pool, maybe he could cut back on his 225,000 kwh per year electrical consumption.

Anonymous said...

You'll know when something Obama does is really bad/wrong/dumb because Barry won't be saying a word about it.

chupacabra said...

Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.

wordkyle said...

1239 - In all fairness, it's not Barry's job to call attention to Obama's failures. It's the duty of those of us who oppose his collectivist philosophy and policies. What is not "fair" is the attempt by Liberals to silence anyone and everyone who disagrees with them. (See the misnamed "fairness doctrine" and the Obama campaign's "truth squad" tactics prior to the election if you want to see the Liberal goal.)

Anonymous said...

40 Thousand innocent American lives were lost yesterday on Obammy's war on the economy. Not a peep out of the liberal weenies.

Anonymous said...

Shut up wordkyle.

Anonymous said...

Can any liberal weenie tell me how spending 4.19 billion dollars from Obammy's stimulus plan on ACORN will help stimulate the economy? And don't tell me that it will go to pay the salaries of the 40 thousand people layed off yesterday to help register dead people to vote.

Anonymous said...

Right on 3:16. Money going to Alcorn is payment or bribery for the support they gave the Democrats. The gift of our money to them will help as much as the bailout money Citibank took and is now buying a new 55 million dollar private jet.

Using bailout money to buy a jet is bad but here is the rest. The jet is a French plane made in France. If they were in such deep trouble how can they now buy a 55 million dollar French jet. How many American jobs will that create?

The bailout was opposed by House Republicans and a bunch of Democrats. Pelosi raised hell and forced it through. Now look where the money is going.

Anonymous said...

There is a difference between listening and reading. Of course some authors/writers churn out mind-candy stuff. However, some writers like Jack London reveal a global purpose through tone (careful selection/arrangement of words that reveal the author's attitude toward an overt or implied subject). Take Huck Finn or To Kill a Mockingbird or any Shakespeare drama...the way those authors arranged words in masterpieces that continue to inspire readers years or even centuries later calls for more than listening to those works on your iPod while jogging. Literary devices and diction that make the words and meaning of some authors so powerful lose their impact when reduced to audio, a more fleeting rendition of an author's work. The arrangement and choice of words can be beautiful, lyrical, make a reader angry, etc. A literate person sees through an author's words if there is more to the novel than what the surface level implies. Listening isn't the same as reading where the appreciation and consideration of an author's words are concerned. I'll have to agree with your buddy.