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2.09.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Ever since Texas went to #1 in the NCAA basketball poll, they have been awful. (They've lost 5 out of 7.)
  • The updates of Jenny (the girl in ICU -- see post below from this weekend) are excrutiating to follow. I appreciate whoever/whomever is doing it, but some of the information is really sketchy. And it gives rise to a great discussion of the purpose of prayer which is best left for another day.
  • Have you seen the forecast for Thursday? 80% chance of snow all morning and day long? Anyone else skeptical?
  • Crazy moment from the Democratic gubernatorial debate last night: Farouk Shami promised 100,000 new jobs within two years of his election or he would personally write the state treasury a check for $10 million. And he's got the money to do it. Deal.
  • "Gubernatorial" is a weird word.
  • Free breakfast at Denny's this morning. There's no way I'm waiting over 45 minutes in line for $5.00 worth of food.
  • If the NBA All Star game is such a big deal, then why is it being shown on TNT?
  • I was just a tad uncomfortable with the Doritos "keep you hands off my mama and keep you hands off my Doritos" commercial because the kid slapped the adult at the very beginning.
  • I got my haircut this weekend at a place a little above Super Cuts. Broken English Hair Cutter Person awkwardly asked me if I "had other people in my house." I told her no but she proceeded to tell me about a haircut "sale" next week anyway. She later asked me if my wife got her hair cut there. Huh? I lied and said, "I have no idea where she goes." Fail.
  • I don't like hair-cutting chit chat.
  • No one cares about the Winter Olympics, do they?
  • Ok, I've finally watch five episodes of Modern Family. Verdict: It's funny. Very funny. But it's really just a throttled back Arrested Development.
  • Drew Brees, the Super Bowl MVP, was at a Disney World parade yesterday. How much do you think they pay the MVP to do that every year? It has to be a fortune.
  • Regardless of your views on global warming, how can you think one huge snowstorm in northeast disproves it? (But did you see that D.C. is expected to get another 20 inches?)
  • Want to see what a crowded New Orleans bar looked like at the moment at the game winning interception?

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Global warming is really a misnomer. Its global climate change. These extraordinary weather events will become more common. And yes, places will get colder. When the Gulf Stream changes it course, the British Isles will become more like Greenland than its current mild climate.

On another note, why do you hate hair cut banter? Couldn't take more than five minutes to cut the wisps of hair on your dome. Shouldn't have time to talk.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the article yet, but in the S-T this AM it said Shami is promising free electricity! ???
That - plus 100,000 new jobs? This guy is desperate for votes

I thought the Doritos ad was funny. Reminded me of the movie Role Models - very raunchy, but hilarious

I think of the Winter Games the same way I do the Summer Games: I'll catch some of the events just for the fact that these people are so good at what they do

Anonymous said...

Try Knock Outs for Men on Western Center, at least the chit chat will be to someone haught

Anonymous said...

I agree, haircut chit chat is lame, unless you have some sort of social relationship with the barber, in which case it probably sounds a lot like gossip.

I think it will officially be time to move if a guy named Farouk becomes governor of Texas. And did you hear him talk? Given the amount of money he has to throw at the election, he might have a shot if his accent wasn't so heavy.

And if you saw Brees holding his son after the game, you have to figure all Disney did was offer the guy a free ticket.

Anonymous said...

Shami couldn't get elected regardless of his money.....This is redneck Texas after all.

Shame he doesn't spend his extra money backing an electable Democratic candidate.

We are doomed to four more years of embarassment courtesy of Perry.

The next Democratic gov will be Hispanic/Harvard educated, and a member of the self-made millionaire club.

Anonymous said...

Today's cheapo woman looks like she's standing in the rest room at Walmart........

Ugly.

Anonymous said...

I agree! I don't want to talk when getting my hair "did". I just want to relax. Talking takes effort. Sitting in the chair for 30 minutes & relaxing is a luxury. Why don't hair people know this?

I'm not gutsy enough to tell them.

Will some of you tell them for me?
Thank you.

President Clark said...

Knockouts on Western Center is nice. Free beer while you wait.

Anonymous said...

Re: Global Warming

From wattsupwiththat.com: "Snow is falling earlier and heavier in the Northern Hemisphere. Rutgers University Global Snow Lab has reported that January was the sixth snowiest on record, and that six out of the last eight Januaries were above normal snowfall. January, 2008 saw the second greatest snow extent ever recorded. December was the third snowiest on record in the Northern Hemisphere and seventeen out of last twenty-one Decembers were above normal snowfall. November was above normal snowfall and fifteen out of the last nineteen Novembers have had above average snowfall. October was the sixth snowiest October on record and seven out of the last ten Octobers have had above average snowfall.

And did you see the satellite photo of Great Britain right after Copenhagen. The island nation was covered with snow from coast to coast. Looks like an ice age to me.

Anonymous said...

Re haircut - just go see Danny across the street from your office.

Anonymous said...

Todays Pic is hot but not sure if those are real... not really into the fake thing.
Haircut talk is fun the weird conversations are always great. Last haircut i got we talked about how we would like to die LOL.

Anonymous said...

Don't care about winter or summer olympics. Always turn to the alternate channels when they're on.

Modern Family is the best show on TV, in my humble opinion. Hilarious!

The "prayer" discussion will definitly be a challenging one to engage in, but you are correct, not appropriate in relation to this young woman fighting for her life. Look forward to the discussion at a later date, though!

Anonymous said...

Thats funny...I just give him a 20 and go every 7-9 days but he knows..no talk, not how are you doing, hows the job none..I tip good and he knows no bullshit..just the facts

Anonymous said...

What's the root word of "Gubernatorial"?

Anonymous said...

9:52, the root is "gubernator" ... latin for "governor".

Anonymous said...

Today's hot chic does lap dances at Knockouts, I actually enjoy the chit chat.

Charlie

Double Fake Dale Evans Rogers said...

PSA - For those of you that get HBO, check out Temple Grandin - it's fascinating and now I understand why I always thought it was wrong to prod and kick cattle.

wordkyle said...

The term was global warming until they realized that their argument was based on constantly-increasing temperatures. "Climate change" is much more nebulous, making it possible to claim that any change in weather proves their theories. Temporary weather conditions can not, however, be used to disprove the theory. Nice circular argument.

There may indeed be global climate change due to man's activities. However, several of the data used to support that argument have been disproved. Moreover, the questionable tactics of corrupt scientists and corrupt politicians have called all of their conclusions into doubt. It's time to reboot the whole argument.

Anonymous said...

She was asking if anyone lived with you to see if there was room for her family,

Modern Family is the best. Christopher Guest good.

Anonymous said...

One of the fraudulent pieces of evidence used by the Global Warming crowd are pictures showing the break up of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in the Antarctic. There were pictures of this in the April 2009 issue of National Geographic. What that article did not tell or show were that pictures prove that the ice shelf has gone through seasonal changes on an annual basis. Historical satellite imagery shows the annual break up in March and then the icing up the following winter (southern hemisphere). It happens every year and it is fraud to sell the people of this world an idea based on a lie.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Christopher Guest is good, but...what does that have to do with Modern Family? He isn't involved with that. Maybe you're thinking of Christopher Lloyd, one of the show's creators?

Anonymous said...

Danny = Real Barber with a real barber shop. Some of these other new places remind me of dropping off grandma on saturday morning for her weekly blue hair-do, or some metrosexual excuse for being in a "manly" hair salon.

Shave and a haircut...,

Weatherman says its definatly going to snow = no snow

I thought the Bears "Superbowl Shuffle" reboot was just sad.

Anonymous said...

B.G. is sober again.....only Tues...........
HOT CHICK!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Best lines from Shami was "A day without a mexican is a day without sunshine"

If I understood him, which was difficult, his solution to high electric prices is for the utility to pay ratepayers....he might want to stick with haircare products.

I wish we could have had Kinky debate him.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

Recorded snowfall doesn't disprove the hoax any more than two days of 100 degree heat in July proves it for the Cool-Aide drinkers. Every summer the weather is hot and every winter the weather is cold. Some are warmer or cooler than others. People can't change that no matter what Al Gore says. Don't drink the Cool-Aide!

Anonymous said...

I just meant the satire and mockumentary reminded me of Christopher Guest, Best of Show and how good he is.....you know Christopher Guest "like" good.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle and his Republics have one strategy......stall. They always want to start over, reboot. This way they just don't have to deal with a problem. and the Truth

Climate change and the public debt may have more in common than we think. We can pay now to reduce carbon emissions or later (with borrowed money) to rebuild and replace what rising waters damage.

The incredible rise in skin cancers is reason alone to do something about the ozone layer.

Anonymous said...

Global Climate Change was a phrase created so that the political left could blame the political right for the weather. It is meaningless. Man Made Made Up Climate Change. If it snows, rains, sleets, storms or doesn't...the fault of capitalism and those greedy Republicans. I personnally would rather die on a burned out cinder in space than live by the rules imposed by the idiots on the left. Getting out the charcoal grill for Earth day...

Anonymous said...

You were probably a "tad uncomfortable" because some little kid somewhere probably wants to give you a good slap too.

Anonymous said...

I'm burning brush on earth day. If Al Gore does not like CO2 then maybe we could talk the idiot into stop breathing. He will go down in history as an idiot. He will be in the next chapter after "The Earth is Flat".

Anonymous said...

1:30, mean sea levels have fluctuated a full meter over the last 2,500 years. Go study something other than sand box (aka liberal arts).

Pay now with a carbon tax and watch food prices go way up. Everything people eat is produced and transported using fosil fuel, lots of it (except in Africa and Hati, and they are starving).

wordkyle said...

Oh my, Truth with a capital "T". That doesn't smack of religious fervor at all, does it? Who proposes to bring us the Truth? The IPCC? The Truth according to its 2007 report was that Himalayan glaciers will be gone by 2035. Uh-oh... it was a lie.

When someone believes in something such as anthropogenic global warming with such zeal despite rampant fraud, it's no longer science, it's a religion. Drastic "climate change" legislation is questionable policy based on sloppy and fraudulent research done on a disputed phenomenon which may or may not have unknown consequences.

The tactics used by alarmists are designed to cause massive public fear, with legislation forced through before that same public knows what's happening. (Oh wait a minute, that was the stimulus bill.) Wanting full disclosure, discussion, and unbiased -- that is, scientific -- analysis of the data before going back to a pre-1900 lifestyle doesn't seem unreasonable to me.

Anonymous said...

Goober-nater, Goober-nater, Goober-nater (Rick Perry) Goober-nater, Goober-nater, Goober-nater...

Anonymous said...

All the climate/earth day/global warming is a bunch of hog-wash. I ignore it, 100%.

Anonymous said...

Now that is one chic you wont find at the Newark boat ramp!

Anonymous said...

Washington is now getting another dose of ice age global cooling. I have a feeling that the carbon tax is a dead issue.

Anonymous said...

10:07 I thought it was Goober...yuk yuk!

chupacabra said...

Gubananatorial I giggle every time I see or hear that word.

Hee hee hee.

See I told you.

(yes, I know I misspelled it)

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