10.07.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Fox 4 had an update on the Trooper-Smashes-Girl's-Face-Into-Wall case last night. The Dallas DA's office had earlier presented a felony case to the grand jury who refused to indict the trooper (wow). The next day the DA filed the misdemeanor case which doesn't require grand jury approval. At first I thought this was political grand standing by DA Craig Watkins, now I think he did the right thing.
  • Unless he holds a press conference about the case. 
  • That's still a shocking video. I've seen Troopers act like jerks but never cross the line like that.
  • The MDA Labor Day Telethon will be shortened to six hours next year. About time.
  • Fantastic job by the Rangers yesterday. Baseball is always about pitching. (And, yes, I'm on record predicting they would lose in the first round.)
  • Mrs. LL and I listened to Ron Washington's post game press conference just to listen for subject-predicate disagreements. We was not disappointed.
  • That Westboro Baptist Church case (the funeral protesters), which was heard in front of the Supreme Court yesterday, has some good facts for the crazy church. The guy suing them never saw them when he left the funeral yet sued for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.
  • There is some transgendered kid who wants to run for Homecoming Queen in the Dallas ISD -- don't we hear something like this every year? And the 7th grader of my Family Unit sure had a question mark form over her head as she walked past the TV when that story was on.
  • Speaking of, it's kind of hard to watch the news sometimes with kids in the house. 
  • An accused drunk driver smashed into a Dallas cop last night. The exact same thing happened a couple of weeks ago in Tarrant County.
  • There was that  weird case a couple of weeks ago where a boater was shot and killed from the Mexican side of Falcon Lake. I remember about 20 years ago that there was a warning issued about boating down the Rio Grande because of rifle fire from the Mexican side once you got into some canyon areas.
  • But Rick Perry is trying to capitalize on the boater shooting talking about how he wants to stomp out "border violence". As Texas Monthly pointed out a couple of months back, there really is no border violence on the Texas side (i.e. only one murder in El Paso through June despite widespread violence in Juarez.)
  • More "Cigar Guy" photoshops.
  • NFL Cheerleader "Hot and Not" in same pic from last weekend.



32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perry's "confronting Obama" ad re border issues tells us all we need to know about Perry.....the jerk is shameless.

Question: Why aren't the twelve senators from the six border states (and their corresponding representatives in the House) formulating a comprehensive immigration legislative package to address the problem?

Could it be there are too many groups profiting politically from the status quo not to mention actual profits.

Anonymous said...

Perry didn't even "confront" Obama. He handed Obama a letter outlining what he wants to happen as Obama got off a plane. He's an idiot. It was nothing more than a staged photo op, and it came across as nothing more than a staged photo op. Perry will almost certainly win on a Republican ticket in Texas, which is a big part of the reason I think straight ticket voting should be illegal.

Anonymous said...

Todays pic, Nice! A 3 Pack...

Anonymous said...

8:30 -

Quit blaming the Republicans. You need to blame Obummer and his administration. Arizona actually came up with a great law to deal with illegal immigration. Instead of praising Arizona to do this, our government turns around and sues Arizona to stop it.

The Administration is only interested in making sure that all illegals are dealt with by giving them citizenship. The Dems look at this huge voting block that would definitely vote Democrat if they were given citizenship.

Anonymous said...

Having to explain stuff from the news is probably easier than trying to explain what they see on dramas, sitcoms, "reality" programming

Westboro Baptist case: I don't think the father had to actually see the protesters to suffer from it emotionally. Wouldn't you be terribly upset, even if you only heard about the things those people said about his son, the military and our country?

not-so-random Rangers musings:
- the game was sold out at Tropicana Field. So, people actually do exist in that area. "Playoff game...in the middle of the week...in the middle of the day? We're there!"
- the start of the game was surreal. I managed to get home and watch it without hearing anything about it. Sellout crowd at the Trop, strange announcers, middle of the day...postseason!
- Those announcers: the play-by-play guy had generic baseball voice. And the color analyst, at times, had 1920s reporter guy voice that went up very high
- Some players look even younger than they are, while wearing a batting helmet. The Rays' Jason Bartlett should be playing for Buttermaker, or swinging an aluminum bat, because he looks about fifteen.
- Ben Zobrist, with that homer, tarnished a perfect line by Cliff Lee.
- Neftali Feliz found his groove after walking the first two batters he faced (and after Molina read him the riot act - en espanol). He has trouble getting motivated when not in a save situation
- Great pitching, great hitting. Awesome game!
Claw and Antlers, baby!

Anonymous said...

But Rick Perry is trying to capitalize on the boater shooting talking about how he wants to stomp out "border violence". As Texas Monthly pointed out a couple of months back, there really is no border violence on the Texas side (i.e. only one murder in El Paso through June despite widespread violence in Juarez.)----Sounds to me like he is already doing a good job with Border violence since there is not any. Maybe over his 47 year tenure as Governor his policies are working so well that he can just spew platitudes about border violence....or maybe, just maybe he feels ignoring the fact that just across the fence people are killing the $hiate out of each other might come back to bite you in the azz if you continue to ignore it. I am not advocating for Perry but this is clearly an election where the contender is the greater of two evils.

Anonymous said...

3 chicks are hot! (if you look in the reflection of their sunglasses you will see me)

Rick Perry grow some ballz. If you are going to be Gov again....and chances are you will..........close the F'ing border. Do your job you lazy bum. Quit jacking with your John Edward hair and earn your keep!

Glad the DPD officer is going to be okay. Another DWI accident....another Rodriguez driving the car........what's new?

Anonymous said...

8:47....And Obama has never staged a photo op...riiiiigggghttt!!!!!

The Devil said...

8:47...So you want to make millions of people go through all the ballot and check Republican on ticket...that is just wrong, the line is long enough as it is.

Anonymous said...

You are correct 8:53. Obammy wants to legalize an entire bloc for himself of more ignorant, illiterate and gullible voters who only vote for him because he's a black man with a slick tongue who pretends he's one of the unwashed masses.

Anonymous said...

Did someone really get raped at a Decatur Football game?

Jack Daniels said...

Not till Friday when the Bulls rape the Eagles!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Another 1/4 inch of material taken off and there will be some private parts of these cheerleader's
anatomy showing(I can already see the full shape of it in your link). What do your children think
of this very graphic photograph and your enjoyment of looking at it? As things continue to
progress toward nudity I would guess in 20 years more skin will show and the next generation
of liberals will be explaining how it is ok. And the Muslims will have another reason to call us
infidels. They may be right.

The Christian churches have modified their interpretation of the Bible to provide acceptance of
what was previously considered indecent and sinful. Their houses of worship are even a place for
people to dress in a manner that is trolling for a sexual partner. I wonder how liberal their
interpretation will be in another 50 years.

Anonymous said...

That transgendered kid is the one Trooper Perez shoulda got.

Anonymous said...

9:23 Yes, Zebras "rape" the Bulls everytime they play in Decatur.

Anonymous said...

Your on record saying the Rangers were gonna fold all year....

Anonymous said...

9:23, It is true, I paid $3.50 for an order of nachos! They didn't even give me the courtesy of a reach around.

Propagandist said...

I'm not going into any deep detail about what type of wardrobe malfunction the second cheerleader on the right is having. It looks like a little something has come untucked.

Anonymous said...

BG--Where do you suppose those rifle rounds are landing? It ain't on the Mexican side of the border.

Propagandist said...

Since "her" little secret slipped out, the picture was taken down but I found the original picture.

Anonymous said...

Cool Messenger story of Mr. Bland and Mr. Townsend and how they grew up together in West Texas. It is great to see the two districts becoming a bit more country.

Anonymous said...

sure must be horrible being a boy born in a girls body or vice versa or happen to be born a homosexual and have to go through all the ridicule and hatred that eludes from a [very small] group of those who mostly align themselves with Christianity.

the world would be a much better place if folks didn't make such a big deal about who enters a homecoming pageant.

Jack Daniels said...

"Loose lips sink ships!"

Anonymous said...

Can MzCreep fix Wash's hair and Grammer....

Anonymous said...

That just the way his hair grow. It, and his use of the English language, have no bearing on the success of the the team. He's colorful - leave him alone. He's an old school players' manager, and should be manager of the year

(there's no "e" in grammar - can she fix your spelling?)

Anonymous said...

That's what baseball players do

Anonymous said...

Re: the Dallas smash-face trooper

Lot of good friends have worn the brown of DPS Troopers. All professional. But every now & then a jerk slips in the group. Remember the state trooper stationed out around Albany several years back that harassed a woman on the way to the hospital after she was told her husband had had a heart attack and was at death's door. Pulled her over three times for speeding, including in the hospital/clinic parking lot. Austin cut him loose when they learned of the conduct.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable Messenger story about kids at Decatur Middle School. What is happening????

Something is wrong?

Someone is asleep at the wheel!

Liz said...

Barry,
Your 7th grader with the questioning look as she passed in front of the TV when the transgender kid was being discussed.Great opportunity to teach compassion and tolerance.

Anonymous said...

Economy and jobs are still flat for September. Stimulus is a failure, Yes, I miss BUSH!

Anonymous said...

7:59.....Something is wrong! I tell you who is asleep....the parents of the boys! Everyone wants to push blame on the school officials, law enforcement and churches etc, but never take responsibility for their actions...they need to look in the mirror first!

Anonymous said...

The Eagles will Stomp the Sis's tonight.

I am talking Football.....

Volleyball will too.....

Go Eagles!!!!