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1.13.2010

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • WiseCounty.com is down. I'm working on it. (Translated: I've sent an email to tech support asking "What's the deal?")
  • I didn't jog at all last week, but my legs feel so much better this week when I've gone back to my routine.
  • This Conan O'Brien vs. Jay Leno controversy doesn't really get my attention because I've never watched the late night talk shows. And I never was a fan of Johnny Carson, either. (You know, put an animal on your head, make a concerned face, listen to audience laugh.)
  • Most beaten down experience last week: Being on a 16 passenger tour bus for two hours when the guide decides to put in a CD of a live performance of a Spanish speaking comedian. You haven't lived until you've gone through that.
  • College Sports: Lane Kiffin, who is leaving Tennessee after one year to take the USC job, better get out of town in a hurry. Those crazy Vols will burn his house down. Really.
  • Southlake Carroll is considering an $800,000 video board for its stadium.
  • Heard this yesterday: There are two or three pivotal decisions in your life that change everything for you forever.
  • At the Wise County Republican Love Fest two days ago, there was a guy present who was handing out a pamphlet which included a warning about the "recent" illegal immigration of people from Ireland.
  • Developing: Just heard that an Arlington motorcycle cop was killed this morning when he collided with a school bus.
  • The aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti looks like it is going to be bad. I'll admit, I'm not sure I could have found it on a map until last night.
  • I won't get much work done today because I'll be looking at hot chicks who have stubbed their toes.
  • Very random legal thought: The U.S. Constitution does not mandate a jury trial for civil suits filed in a state court. Plaintiff's lawyers always say that, but they're wrong.
  • After years of in my job, I find it almost impossible to say "statue" instead of "statute."
  • Obama took heat from The Right for taking three days to address the attempted bombing of a plane on Christmas Day. But Bush took six days before he said anything about the Richard Reid "Shoe Bomber" incident.
  • When I go through a school zone, I'm overcome with the sensation that cops are everywhere.
  • A former editor and publisher of a Wise County newspaper suggested I watch "Morning Joe" on MSNBC. I have. Not bad.
  • I saw one small First Baptist Church in Costa Rica. I bet it was built during a mission trip by a U.S. church. (I think I remember First Baptist of Bridgeport doing something like that in the 1980s.)
  • I'm insane now.
  • For some reason, I watched a little bit of the OU/Texas game from 1969 on ESPN Classic last night. Of the 22 total offensive starters, only one was black.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

You really didn't know where Haiti is? We've only been interfering with them for 200 years or so.

chupacabra said...

Sittin on tha toilet, sittin on tha toilet...

Insane? It sent me somewhere WAY past insane.

Maybe the "toe lickin" guy (girl?) will appreciate the hot chicks who stubbed their toes, but the creator of said site needs a little work on his definition of hot.

Denney Crane said...

For the record, you were insane before...

If you're in a school zone with your cell phone at your ear, you better be looking out for the poleeze... it costs extra now

Anonymous said...

What was insane about the sitting on the toilet video? I thought everyone sang that song when doing their business.... now I find out there are only 2 of us who sing that?

Anonymous said...

Sit'n on the Toilet, Rap'n and waiting on my Obama money!

Life is good!

Anonymous said...

Whats that pink thing in the orange cup on the right side of the picture. LOL AWESOME

Anonymous said...

That is an unjustified reduction of Johnny Carson. He was much more than that

When are we gonna do something about all these Irish coming over here and taking all the jobs away from good hard-working 'mericuns?
There was a line from the movie The Replacements (the one about an Irish band - not the one about football w/Keanu Reeves): "The Irish are the Negros of the world!"
Another line is: What do you get when you turn a black man inside out?
An Irishman

Anonymous said...

Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. The island is part of the Greater Antilles, an archipelago that includes Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Cuba

You were probably staring at the blackboard like a zombie during geography class, right?

Anonymous said...

Pic=Skanks

Anonymous said...

Not too interested in Haiti and their issues.

9:34...hilarious remark about the toilet video and obammy!

Regarding school zones, the poleece ARE hiding and watching...sneaky bast**ds. See 'em often lurking and trying to get some of their quotas filled.

Anonymous said...

My hubby worked in Haiti as a physician for several months. Can't think of a poorer nation run to the ground by one of the most selfish dictators.....We should be interested. I am so impressed with the response to this tiny country, much better than to NO.

Morning Joe isn't bad but I can't watch due to the useless female side kick they have beside him. She is such a doormat it drives me insane and infuriates me. I can't watch anymore.

Anonymous said...

9:54, the movie is The Commitments, not The Replacements. And the quote is, "The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud."

Classic movie.

Anonymous said...

Loved the toilet video. Will show it to the wife the next time she chastises me for singing "If I had a Hammer" when I visit the water closet.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

lol 9:53 I saw it took.

Looks used :-D

Anonymous said...

Are those the two AA baggage handlers that returned your luggage?

M-M said...

I'd say those decisions are: 1. marriage 2. career 3. having kids
Am I close?

I always liked Carson. I don't think any of the hosts today are near as good. I did enjoy Leno's comedy, but I didn't think he interviewed as well.

Southlake's booster club must have a lot of money if they could come up with $800,000 for that scoreboard.

Anonymous said...

I hate it when girls do weird stuff with their mouths.

Wait...let me rephrase. I hate it when girls do funny stuff with their mouths in pictures. Ruins their outer beauty.

Anyhoo, it was WHAT Obamination said when he said it about the terrorist attempt. Took him five tries to get it right.

Anonymous said...

10:57AM, they weren't run into the ground by a selfish dictator. Try the colonial policies of the French, and the US's Latin America policy.

Anonymous said...

That is definitely a toy in that cup

Anonymous said...

If those are the baggage handlers & they are at your house, that expla1ns the "pink thing" in the cup! Baylor Barry you're sooooooooo
smooooooooth.

Anonymous said...

what is that pink thing sticking up just over the Mile High Captains left sholder behind the water bottle.

Anonymous said...

I like Morning Joe. That is a pretty fairly balanced show. I like watching Chris Matthews also. He is so HOT!!!

Anonymous said...

Why do their uniforms have "Mile High Captain" on them? Just asking...

wordkyle said...

119 - Just a question. If America's Latin America policy is to blame for Haiti's poor conditions (prior to the earthquake,) why is the neighboring Dominican Republic thriving?

Anonymous said...

It says Mile High Captain on the badge on there shoulder

Anonymous said...

Well we didn't worry about Bush and his response times because we knew he was on the side of the United States...Obama? Not so much.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Haiti & the neighboring Dominican Republic. Strange & dangerous island, even in the best of times without earthquakes. Remember that Haiti was the birthplace of the Tonton Macoute. Made the French Foreign Legion look like sissie boys, using nothing more than machetes and chicken entrails.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

O Captain, my Captain, oh yeah, baby!

Anonymous said...

Me thinks there might be a snake in the toilet.

Anonymous said...

Hello, young ladies. I'm going to have to check, uh, your flotation devices, in case of, uh, you know, a water landing...

Anonymous said...

So what's your point about bringing up Bush again? Let it go! Deal in the present, dude! King Obama screwed up when he didn't address the country and its safety............. Maybe trying to act like the Tiger in Hawaii?

Anonymous said...

there you go again Barry...using the "but Bush..." excuse.

RPM said...

The Commitments is a classic. One of my Top 5. So is Imelda Quirke.

(It's running on FOX Movie Channel right now, btw.)

Comedy Central's Tosh.0 beat you to the video by a couple months. His new season also starts tonight.

Anonymous said...

The Wise County Republican love feast won't last long when it becomes apparent West Wise is going to take over the County commissioner's court to make policy to rule over Decatur! If only West Wise or Bridgeport self-dealing politicans would stop spending on building plans so far out in the future where no one knows what we will need or afford! For some reason, Republicans can't find any conservatives who are fiscally responsible!

Anonymous said...

isn't that michelle obama sittin on da toilet..?

Anonymous said...

7:09 AM

There’s a whole county out there for commissioners to represent, not just your precious Decatur. It’s that self-serving attitude that creates animosity toward Decatur and Democrats.

You are welcome to blame West Wise and Bridgeport politicians for the county’s problems, but there is only 1 commissioner from the Bridgeport area and it takes 4 votes at commissioner’s court to get something done. The County Judge has no vote unless there is a tie.

Only one person at the “love fest” promised not to raise or create new taxes, and he was from West Wise County. Your Decatur man has been in the big middle of the spending spree, what say you about that?

Feel free to get off your butt and question these politicians at the coming public meetings. They need to be called on the carpet, including the ones who continue float money into your precious Decatur entities.

Anonymous said...

Can any one tell me what that pink thing is, in the back ground of the picture of the two girls???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Anonymous said...

The reason Southlake is considering an $800,000 video board is probably because they can generate more than $800,000 worth of income from placements; plus they'll have a new video board.

Anonymous said...

7, 6.25