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11.30.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Interesting that on the news last night (covering TCU's move to the Big East), that both TCU's Athletic Director and a Marketing professor pointed out that, "There's a reason why the Dallas Cowboys are in the NFC East -- It's to get exposure to the New York media."  It was like a Fox News-like "talking points" memo had been distributed. 
  • Like I said, True Grit looks good, but how many times are they going to run that trailer?
  • Nancy Grace, still the most despicable woman in the world, called into the Nancy Grace Show last night to explain her recent absence. She spent 10 minutes in a tearful explanation that she had discovered a lump but that it had turned out to be non-cancerous.  Amazingly, even her tender moments come across as fake and contrived. 
  • The government (and George W led) TARP  bailout was supposed to cost $700 billion. Turns out, the "loss" to taxpayers is now down to $25 billion.  A lot of energy was spent arguing about something that turns out to be nothing. 
  • I've got to go to a Puppy Graduation? (And, based upon my observation, the little thing skipped a lot of classes.)
  • Were going to set up a Christmas Tree with the Crazy Family Cat tearing up everything it gets its claws on? Not-gonna-work.
  • I need to get a better handle on this Wikileaks thing. 
  • 49ers Cardinals QB Derek Anderson had a post game meltdown after he was accused of laughing during a loss last night. (I had a post-game meltdown when I learned my league leading fantasy football team had lost Frank Gore for the season, and that I failed to claim his backup in time because I thought he was already taken.)
  • Mrs. LL got minor body work done on our Pimp Chrysler 300 Mobile by a guy she met in a parking lot who claims he had access to a body shop and could do it right then? Yes, she did. (Head shake, but it worked out great.) 
  • Weirdest girl in a bikini at a water park in the history of ever.
  • Ticket News: Long time Sunday morning host Mark Elfenbein tweeted last night that he was joining 105.3 The Fan. Oddly, he said he would be doing 11 am-2 pm, Monday - Fridays which is the exact time that former Ranger play by play man Josh Lewin just began occupying. Where's he going?
  • Hey, where's the love? Found a "to go" container in the fridge that had crayon writing scribbled on the lid that said "For The Girls Only!" 




20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry, it's they spent only spent $25 billion, we the people are also on the hook to backstop trillions more in risky investments made by the banksters. The banksters can borrow money from the FED at no interest, buy treasuries from the FED and make a killing without making loans to small business. I could pay off all my debts easily if I could get the same deal.

Anonymous said...

Look at the Wikileaks the same way Homeland Security looks at monitoring our email and cell phone calls. It goes like, "If you haven't done anything wrong you don't need to worry." Wikileaks are doing the job that our main stream media should be doing; informing us about what our government is doing. Thank God for Wikileaks!

Anonymous said...

It is apparent that the bikini water park girl is loaded. I think she took a dare. Too bad she is as uncoordinated as myself. Ah, to be young again!

Anonymous said...

I don't give a cat's ass whether or not you come to my graduation. I just want the gift. I am registered at both Niemann's and Macy's so get the General Lee over there and BUY ME A PRESENT.

Now that we are close and all--can I call you daddy?

The Pupster

wordkyle said...

Regarding the "arguing" about TARP, look at this from the story you cited. "...the transactions envisioned and ultimately undertaken through the TARP engendered substantial financial risk for the federal government." That's a pretty good reason for debate.

Some of the good news is due to bureaucratic government inefficiency. Of the $700 billion, only $433 billion was even distributed. Some of the money "paid back" is future payments from AIG and GM. General Motors, you might remember, went into an orchestrated bankruptcy in which the federal government took 60% control of the company. It's a complex shell game where taxpayers are paying themselves back and politicians take the credit. Government numbers never mean what they say.

Anonymous said...

Hillary looked like and sounded like she was on drugs talking about the wikileaks. So embarrassed for her and our country.

Anonymous said...

Seen people put their Christmas trees in play pens to keep kids and animals from tearing the tree up or pulling it down.

Anonymous said...

Correction "49ers QB Derek Anderson". Actually he QB's the Cardinals. Good Blog

Anonymous said...

Family Kitten + Christmas tree=chaos, but many laughs. My Family Cat is 17+ and still tries to sleep in the Christmas tree. Cheers

Anonymous said...

Let me guess what the news media conclusions on the wikileaks will be: "Obama inherited the problem from Bush."

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry--I have two words for you about the Christmas Tree and the cat....fishing line!

Tie it around the trunk of the tree and then attach it via nail or tack to the wall behind the tree. We used to put ours in the corner and do about 4 strands of the fishing line. You can't really see it if you get the clear kind and it keeps the whole thing from falling over if kitty decides to climb up in it.

Also, you want to avoid the glass balls. Or you are going to have a miserable December.

Best of luck and congrats on the pup graduation!

Anonymous said...

So how much is the cost of the Stimulus (under Obama)?

And what do we have to show for it?

Anonymous said...

"A lot of energy was spent arguing about something that turns out to be nothing" . . . Kinda like Man-Made Global Warming? Ever notice that according to liberals, there is always something that is ABOUT to kill us all and the government needs to step in to stop it? Wasn't it Global Cooling not 30-40 years ago?

-RM

Anonymous said...

Wikileaks is nothing but trouble

It would be like someone talking about a friend who did something you didn't like...and you tell your spouse and it goes no farther than that.... doesn't change a friendship, just a comment .... and then someone recorded it and plays what you said about them....

it causes a problem that never was

amazing how someone can think that's going to make things better

Anonymous said...

10:58 I agree with you. I plan on continuing to use plastic, vote for those who want to drill on land on which I own mineral rights, and die happy and wealthy. I figure let future generations worry about their lives and I'll worry about mine.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know who is doing the math on the bailout. Why is our deficit still so high when much of it was supposed to be bailout funding?

Denney Crane said...

I don't believe $25 billion to be "nothing".

Especially when stockholders of these companies were screwed in the process and GM was given to the unions...

Anonymous said...

Josh and Elf on the fan = Jew Squared...

Anonymous said...

$25B here and $25B there - before too long we're talking about real money.

- with apologies to the late Sen. Dirksen

Anonymous said...

This Wikileaks stuff shows Hillary plays hardball for America! And that's not a bad thing . . .