2.16.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Four people snowboarding at the same time on a banked course filled with jumps in the Olympics is more like the X-Games. But I liked it.
  • There will be 19,000 homicides in the U.S. this year but 32,000 suicides? (Source)
  • I end up buying Girl Scout cookies every year and then giving them away because I can't stand them.
  • Mardi Gras looks like a beating.
  • I'm still stunned that Kenneth Starr was named president of Baylor. I think what always drove me nuts was that he made the decision to refer the impeachment proceedings against Clinton to the House without ever having tried a criminal case or having met Monica Lewinsky. He just seemed like an Ivory Tower guy (or Ned Flanders) that wasn't qualified to make that decision. And, in the end, he wasn't.
  • A vicicous postcard targeting a gynecologist in Fort Worth who also performs abortions should at least be produced by someone who has the guts to sign it.
  • I've written before how I loved The Wire -- but that was after Season One. After watching Seasons Two and Three, however, I really lost interest.
  • Sheesh. That Heidi Montag does look like a new person after a ton of plastic surgery. But she's still a Hey, Now. (But I swear I saw a clip of her on Talk Soup where she said the message she was trying to send to young girls was that "Beauty comes from the inside.")
  • I can't tell you how much better my shoulder feels.
  • Unless I'm losing my mind, I never hear a jury instructed before deliberations that they should not use their cell phones during those deliberations.
  • Some news stations reported in light of a seizure of counterfeit NBA gear this weekend that "If you bought an NBA jersey this week, you may have been ripped off." Nope. You wouldn't have been ripped off. The NBA would have been ripped off from get its licensing fee.
  • Guess when the youtube.com domain name was registered? It was just five years ago (as of last Saturday). That's amazing. (Having been formed in February of 2005, Google bought it for $1.65 billion in October 2006.)
  • I was watching an old Seinfeld episode last night (Kenny wants a free meal from Jerry in exchange for an Armani suit) and I was wondering when it first came out. I pressed the Info Button and was stunned to see if was in 1991. Wow. Almost 20 years ago.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Baylor administration and the Baylor Alumni Assoc are at war with one another.

One wonders how Star's appointment plays in the mix. What is the agenda?

When there are so many suitable people out there, why choose one that brings baggage to the table.

Anonymous said...

Why can't you tell us how much better your shoulder feels? You sure you're feeling just your shoulder? Hee Hee

Anonymous said...

Cell phones are the technological equivalent of the cockroach. I fully expect to be attending a funeral someday & hear that noxious ring tone go off IN the coffin.

My Other Brother Darryl

PS - Isn't it interesting that most of our important calls in the old days could wait until we reached home or the office? Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Wow, a keyboard warrior "pro-life" person. Why don't they post their address? If you're so behind your cause, why would you be afraid to put your name on it? I bet they are pro-death penalty, too.

Anonymous said...

Love me some Girl scout Cookies! Thin Mints rock! Has anyone else noticed, over the years, how many fewer cookies they are putting in each box??? Still good product, for a good cause!

wordkyle said...

BG, I'm not an attorney, but I'm not sure I understand your pique over Starr other than partisanship. Is there a legal basis for your condemnation? Did he act improperly, or violate the standards of conduct for independent counsel?

Anonymous said...

Competing against others on a course isn't something new. That's standard for the Olympics. It's the snowboarding that makes it like the X-Games.
&@#$ kids! Get off my snow-covered lawn!

I also saw the clip of Montag on The Soup (it hasn't been Talk Soup in ages). I believe your quote is correct - and ridiculous. She's a clueless no-talent punchline

If somebody bought counterfeit merchandise, then they DID get ripped off. That means they don't have an officially licensed product. It means the NBA got ripped off, as well.

The real question about Starr is - is he qualified to be Baylor's president? Your problem seems to be whether he was qualified to be a special prosecutor. There's a difference
Okely-dokely?

Anonymous said...

What does Heidi have in her hand?

Anonymous said...

5.75

Anonymous said...

I noticed the "item" in Heidi's hand, too. That probably serves as a suitable replacement for her husband, especially in the brains department, although I doubt she could tell much difference

Anonymous said...

Nice, I was wondering what the women looked like on cougar911.com. Now I know and now I might seek out.

Anonymous said...

THAT gal is GOOD LOKING

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything weird about being pro death penalty for killers and pro life for babies...that seems pretty normal to me...only in the warped moral equivilency mind of a liberal would they equate murders with infants. And think someone who hated the one and loved the other was out of line.

Anonymous said...

Random Thought girl...Really? Barry, you hittin' the sauce again? Heidi...OMG, Plastic surgery makes people look so 'non'real.

Anonymous said...

10:02AM, only the warped mind of a pro-lifer would equivocate a mass of cells to a baby.

Old Timer said...

8:55, yes, he did go past the legal limits set forth. He was appointed to investigate Whitewater, and he used it to go after President Clinton to try to remove him from office and to humiliate him. Monica what’s her name had nothing to do with Whitewater. He was on a witch-hunt and personal vendetta.

Anonymous said...

how's about all the uproar with john mayer saying he would not (could not) have sex with a black chick..why don't someone ask tigger woods the same thing..?

wordkyle said...

1041 - Starr was authorized by Clinton's Attorney General Janet Reno and a three-judge panel to expand his investigation into the Lewinsky affair. (Double meaning intentional.)

Other than your own partisanship, on what do you base your accusations of Starr's conducting a "witchhunt and personal vendetta?"

Anonymous said...

I was watching the Olympics last night. A guy from A&M won a silver medal. He said he was so proud of it, he was going to have it bronzed.

Adolf Oliver Bush said...

9:46, I was wondering the same thing. I think it is the handle for the purse. I bet it comes off the purse for a second purpose cause it looks like a glass dildo.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that's a personal pleasure device.

Anonymous said...

Folks, we are not in any danger of running out of people - here or anywhere else in the world. If a pregnant woman does not want to carry an pregnancy to term - it should be her decision. Pro-lifers should spend more time taking care of existing needy humans and get out of women's difficult personal choices.

Anonymous said...

All I can say about that clock in the picture is" "It's about time".

Anonymous said...

Wordy boy, stop being an idiot.

wordkyle said...

1220 - As soon as Liberals admit their wrong, and voluntarily remove themselves from all positions of power or influence.

1213 - The woman's right to choose exists before she gets pregnant. Pro-abortion people want to erase the consequences of her previous choices. (Plus I daresay that most pro-life people contribute quite a bit in both time and money to help their fellow human beings. So research shows.)

Anonymous said...

wow! It's not even midnight and parts of her have already started turning into pumkins!!!

Anonymous said...

WK nice of you to share your (not so) humble opinion, counter to the US Supreme Court, that the "choice" is only valid before pregnancy. You continue to propose that your opinions are fact while others only have baseless opinion. A bit arrogant, maybe?

While your "source" may not be the most unbiased, I commend those it counts for their giving to others. However, the excessive number of unwanted pregnancies costs society. Some have even correlated the drop in the murder rate since 1990 not to more police but to more abortions since the 60's that reduced the unwanted who proportionally later commit more murders. Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Did you finish all of the seasons of The Wire? 4 and 5 are amazing. You really need to follow it all the way through.

wordkyle said...

112 - What part of my statement is not fact? What part of my statement goes counter to the Supremen Court decision? You project too much.

You blithely glide past one point. The previous comment implied pro-lifers (aka Conservative Christians) didn't care about the living. Brooks' study showed they did, moreso than Liberals. An important point, that pro-lifers, more than pro-abortionists, care more about children both before and after birth.

(It's worth noting that Barack Obama supported measures that allowed botched abortions (i.e., living babies) to die unattended when they survived the procedure. Because that was the mother's choice.)

It's ironic that you are citing the "practical" effects of abortion. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger had similar thoughts.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle wrote - "1213 - The woman's right to choose exists before she gets pregnant."

That, sir, is your opinion. The Supreme Court seems to say that it also exists beyond that point. Which of you has precedence?

Anonymous said...

I am a woman, and I have a right to choose what happens to my body and my life ANYTIME, not just before a pregnancy occurs. That's why it's called "MY" life, not yours.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

2:41,

What about the unborn's right to choose? It is human, and alive. They should ALSO have rights.

The right to live would seem to be more important the the right to not be inconvenienced.

Anonymous said...

It's 11:00...do you know where your MILF is?

Anonymous said...

RTMT = 8.75

Anonymous said...

Talking about Monica made me realize how time flies:it seema just like yesterday she was crawling around the oval office floor.DAGO

wordkyle said...

223 & 241 - Normally I would post an energetic response to your arguments, but I'll take the blame for this one. Apparently my meaning was unclear. You inferred that I meant the woman's right to choose existed only before she got pregnant, which is not what I said. However, re-reading it, I can see where someone who wanted to think I thought that might reasonably interpret my words that way. That was not what I meant at all. I apologize for the lack of clarity.

(But not for my stance on abortion. My point still stands. Liberals, no consequences, etc. Why do all the arguments about "pro choice" emphasize choices after the woman's already pregnant? How about making better choices beforehand?)

Anonymous said...

WordKyle, I respect what you've said here. It IS about a woman's choice to do the deed and risk a seed. If Life sprouts, then that Life has a right to continue it's path as well.

But, then again, people don't like to discuss consequences these days, do they? It's all about rights, feelings, being offended and other PC nonsense.

I think babies waiting to be born have feelings too....like when the instruments invade and literally suck the life out of them during correct-a-wrong-"choice" abortions.

Anonymous said...

"I am a woman, and I have a right to choose what happens to my body and my life ANYTIME, not just before a pregnancy occurs. That's why it's called "MY" life, not yours."

--You are an idiot, if you don't want a baby, close your legs! There is a few names for women like that, I won't go into detail here...