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11.23.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Watched a tad bit of the replay of the Aggie/Nebraska game on an obscure show called "Crunch Time."  I'll give it to the Aggies: That crowd looked incredibly impressive on TV.
  • I had a Taco Bell beating last night (not in Decatur). Was warned the wait would be 15 minutes (it was) and then when I got home I found out the order was screwed up. Then I wasted another 15 minutes on its horrible web site trying to determine what was supposed to be in a #5 combo meal. 
  • I loved this (paraphrased) quote over how sex will earn a movie an NC-17 rating in America but violence never will:: Flesh is OK so long as bullets are ripping through it.
  • There's a water park opening in Roanoke?
  • I'm a huge Fourth Amendment nut, but the TSA searches really don't bug me at all. So long as I know the scope of the search (body scan) and when it will occur (the moment I try to get into the gate), I don't care if it is intrusive. I just want it done quickly.
  • And it seems the Far Right is screaming more about the TSA than anyone else? Since when do they care about civil rights? Aren't they the first to say, "You shouldn't have anything to hide" when it comes to search and seizure issues?
  • You guys realize that John Wayne was an actor, right?
  • Fat chicks in a mosh pit. You shouldn't watch it because of the language in the music and because the video will burn your eyes.
  • The 7th grader in the house lost her phone (again!!!!) last night, but Mrs. LL had subscribed to some online locater service for it. So we fire it up on the Internet and a satellite image tells shows us the phone is in the front yard in a house down the street. Really? Then it dawns on me that was exactly  where she was making a snow angel in leaves while we were walking about an hour earlier. We scurry down the street and, sure enough, the phone is in the yard. That, my friends, is amazing technology.
  • Finally. Finally. Mrs. LL is having that electro-thingamachig test on her wrists this afternoon. If you think private insurance is bad, try dealing with the worker's comp system.
  • Sport Quick Hits: (1) The Vikings fire their head coach when the only thing different from last year is that Brett Favre, who has become the biggest drama queen ever, is awful, (2) Former OU center Blake Griffin is a beast with the Clippers, (3) Weirdest dream last night: It involved Detroit tackle Ndamukong Suh, (4) Wade Phillips said he went out "with the same winning percentage as Tom Landry" proving, once again, he is oblivious to reality, (5) When an NFL player gets fined, is it still considered to be "earned income" that he has to pay taxes on? That would be a double whammy. (6) The Cowboys come back to reality over the next three weeks. (7) That Nike guru is giving the University of Oregon $41 million to build a football headquarters.
  • Sign of the Apocalypse: It is 22 degrees in Seattle this morning and North and South Korea are exchanging bombs on an island. The latter, quite frankly, might be of greater significance. 
  • Miley Cyrus turns 18 today.  Get ready for a Britney-like meltdown over the next four years. 






45 comments:

Anonymous said...

On December 21 2012 Miley Cyprus meltdown will be prempted by another meltdown of major proportions.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Wade is correct, since Landry's record DOES have to include all those awful 1960s records?

North Korea (and its insane leader) scares me--what an irresponsible powder keg it is becoming!

Anonymous said...

I think the water park in Roanoke makes more sense than that ski dome thing they were supposed to build in Alliance!

Mark Bennett said...

Here, I submit, is why, with Gaterapegate, civil liberties have finally gotten the attention of the Right.

Anonymous said...

Typically NFL "FINES" are written out by the player to a charity of the player's election and approved by the team. As such, it gets them a tax deduction.

Goober said...

Nice pic of Jen. Does Mrs. LL know the history of your relationship with her?

Anonymous said...

You waited fifteen minutes for a Taco Bell order?! And then didn't check it before leaving? And drove from some undisclosed location back to Decatur? I bet that was one tasty feast!
Tip: If you're driving off the parking lot with your order, check for accuracy first!

John Wayne was an actor. Oprah is a talk show host. What's your point? If it walks like a Duke, er, duck...

Sports Quick Hits:
~When a coach gets fired, you have to consider that they usually make millions of dollars less than the average QB. Most owners think that coaches are as interchangeable as a Mr Potato Head nose
~Comparing your winning percentage to Landry isn't delusional. Comparing yourself to Landry is
~When a player gets fined, he has to first earn that money before they can take it away. And he's paid by his team, not the league or the gov't

Anonymous said...

Workers Comp you can thank Republicans for such a great program that screws the injured worker and helps big business. This is a "Right to work state" and the only rights you have is to be terminated for no reason or die on your own dime.

Anonymous said...

can you imgaine the outcry when (notice I wrote when not if) a plane goes down due to bomb on board.

Those upset with TSA now wil lbe at the front of that mob.

You can't have it both ways. I don't like it but it is necessary until a less intrusive way is found. I'll take the screening before the pat down............at least I wont hear the screener chuckling.

Anonymous said...

John Wayne was just an actor but also a Medal of Honor winner, too. Does that give him more or less credintials than John Stewart?, Michael Moore? George Sorros? etc... Why, when a conservative is involved, does his occupation matter, when it clearly does not matter when liberals, (Sean Penn, Tom Hanks and ad nauseum)are speaking out?

9:14; If the owner of the business does not like your hair color, it is his right to make you leave HIS business. When the government tells you who to hire, they are running your business. How about I force you to hire someone unqualified and completely incompetent and not let you fire them for any reason? Wake up America, make the government get out of our private lives and go back to dealing with foreign threats like they are supposed to.

LEL

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that it is mostly male conservative talk show hosts that are so angry over the new TSA rules. I wish they would get all crazy over something that matters like the stupid time changes we must endure every spring and fall! Sick of hearing them yelp--what are they hiding in their panties anyway? A potato?

Anonymous said...

Always, always expect Taco Bell to get your order wrong! If you didn't check it before you left the parking lot, shame on you. Good Lord Barry, pick your battles carefully. Be glad you can afford the burrito. There are many more battles to be dealth with in your future. For example, kids!! Even then you can't battle with them about everything - just the big problems. this is just my advice for you today - it will make life easier. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

wordkyle said...

923 - If a plane goes down due to a bomb on board detonating, doesn't that illustrate the ineffectiveness of the TSA's procedures? I'm no expert, but some of the complaints I've heard revolve around the fact that the TSA seems to be ignoring the "human factor." It seems that terrorists could be found using effective security methodology without searching or scanning every single passenger. The objections are regarding effectiveness more than intrusiveness.

Mark Bennett said...

LEL:
"John Wayne was just an actor but also a Medal of Honor winner, too."

Bullshit.

CF said...

I'd give my middle nut to be a polka-dot on that bikini. Just sayn'.....

Anonymous said...

John Wayne got the Medal of Freedom as did Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra,.......big difference.

Anonymous said...

r u sure the scanner protesters are 'right wingers' ?
that "don't mess with my junk" guy sure looked like your kind of dude, barry.
just another example of spouting off and not knowing what the ***K your talking about.
but wait, it is ok to spew venomous irrelevant non-truths if you agree with 'me'.

stupidpeoplestupidcomment said...

john wayne was no medal of honor recipiant.

Anonymous said...

John Wayne did not receive the CMH, nor did he serve in the military service. Just check out Widipedia, which has a special section discussing this very thing.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he won a Medal of Honor for his bravery in THE GREEN BERETS....doh!!!!

Anonymous said...

Who really gives a rusty rug if John Wayne did or did not receive medals? He was an actor. Most of us have seen all of his movies, some such as the Searchers and The Cowboys many times. To us he is a hero, medals or no.

Anonymous said...

John Wayne did not serve in the military. However, his respect to those who do/did serve was obvious in the way his movies portrayed our boys. Even though he was an actor ( and I will never agree that he was "just" an actor), most who knew him personally said over and over that the man basically portrayed himself on the screen, thus the roles were pretty much similar in character, moral, values, etc. He BELIEVED in America and spoke out ON HER BEHALF!! He did not talk American values down and he made other people also feel proud to be Americans. That is NOT the case in Hollywood these days!
John Wayne (man and actor) will always be a CLASS ACT!! I haven't seen anyone even come close to being the same, and I don't believe there will ever be another like him. America is too diversified and too screwed up with protecting the "civil rights" of those who are outlaws!! Wayne's perspective: kill the outlaws...protect the innocent!

I STILL LIKE THAT JUST FINE!

Anonymous said...

John Wayne was just an actor but also a Medal of Honor winner, too."
I saw it on Glenn Beck!

Answers? I don't know the questions. said...

Bad mouthing John Wayne? Sign of the Apocalypse.

Anonymous said...

All the men who don't mind the TSA pat-downs seem to ignore that they are totally different for women. For me,it would be like being raped by a stranger. Noone has the right to touch/squeeze my privates except my husband and my physician. Not a total stranger who's background I'm not familiar with. We tell our kids not to let anyone touch them, them pay a month's ransom to fly then it's okay to be felt up. Once we pay for it, it IS a right to fly. When we are being grabbed is it okay for us to reach out and grab the TSA agent? Would WE be arrested??

Anonymous said...

LEL , i am lmao at this moment. hahahaha. who r u , LEL?? hahaha. c'mon. own up to this medal of honor statement. hahaha

Anonymous said...

John Wayne helped many people in the Justin area.

Anonymous said...

If you don't want to be patted down, then drive and save us the headache of having to hear how you were molested. I would rather fly on a plane and feel safe that the person next to me is not about to explode. Wake up to the 21st century.

Anonymous said...

9:48 LEL

Thank God I am bald and people like you make me want to work harder so I can make you richer. You seem like the kind of owner/boss that uses the "N" Word alot and thinks touching your employees is okay.

Must be great to be Republican :)

Anonymous said...

Actually, I believe some profiling is in order before flying. If the Muslim world doesn't like it, too bad. Why should Americans suffer because the Muslim world/religion began all the violence! Line up pics of off the bombers and see if you see a resemblence.. uh yeah!
PROFILE, if you look like 'em, you get searched. If you don't look like 'em, go through the metal detector.

wordkyle said...

114 - After November 2, it actually is kind of nice to be a Republican. Not sure what that has to do with the rest of your post, though. Did you really get all that from 9:48's comment?

Anonymous said...

for the record, nobody has ever "won" the Medal of Honor. It's an award given for bravery - not a competition

As for the Duke's lack of actual military service - even though lots of Hollywood types joined after Pearl Harbor, Wayne was 34 years old and had four young children at home. Plus, the studio that held his contract threatened to sue him if he enlisted (doubtful they would have followed through on that threat).

The fact that there is this much discussion decades after his death proves he was more than just an actor. The guy was - and still is - a cultural icon, right up there with Elvis and Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Sean Penn is a better actor than John Wayne,

Anonymous said...

Wierd-O-Wordie you guilty of touching your co workers? You do seem like a Walmart Store manager type.

Anonymous said...

Who is Sean Penn?

Anonymous said...

LEL - It was a Congressional Gold Medal - not the Medal of Honor.


John Wayne May 26, 1979 P.L. 96-15 93 Stat. 32

Jack Daniels said...

There is no L in Evis.

Anonymous said...

Good grief! This is the world we live in. If TSA has to pat us down at the airport who cares as long as it makes the flight safer. I would certainty feel safer. Quite worrying about a little pat down and just be glad it is not your job to do the patting down. Gross. Patting down some of the folks I see on the plane would not be pleasant.

wordkyle said...

330 - Really. That is an amazing leap of deductive reasoning. Truly, you have a dizzying intellect. (P.S., since my wife is the closest I have to a "co-worker," I am indeed guilty of touching.)

Anonymous said...

And Wordkyle is definitely more engaging than the obstinately horrific Mzchievous. Puke and hrrrrrrl

AnObiter said...

Where'd you catch the Mark Bennett fellow?

LLDQFan said...

I am wondering why the pat downs and scanning is so strict now. This is more strict and intrusive than it was right after 9/11. Why is that?

I've read stories where a woman had suffered breast cancer and had a breast removed and was wearing a prosthetic breast in her bra. When that was felt by the TSA worker, she had to remove it and show them what it was.

Another one where the gloved hand felt between the underwear and the victims skin.

But then I've read where some muslim women in all their garb were not allowed to be searched at the protest of their husbands.

This all seems way too intrusive and I believe it is important to profile. There is nothing wrong with that.

wordkyle said...

Most disturbing was Janet Napolitano's refusing to answer the question when asked if Muslim women wearing hijabs would be subject to full body searches like everyone else. Instead of answering yes or no, Napolitano said there would be "adjustments" and "more to come." Feel safer yet?

CT said...

WTH?? really? I missed that comment from that idiot napolitano. I say I do not feel safer....geeeeez

Anonymous said...

PROFILE!!! period!