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12.27.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Preparing for Christmas may be better than the actual Christmas. And I mean that in a positive way. 
  • Saw a bunch of articles predicting an "Android smart phone explosion" this year as prices will fall below $100. I bet that's right.  What Microsoft was to Apple in the computer world is equal to what Google will be to Apple in the area of mobile phone computing. 
  • My crazy dreams were so strong last night that they continued through two hits of the snooze alarm. (And, once again, they had to do with missing school and work.) 
  • I have this vague memory of my mom making me "snow ice cream" when it actually snowed. 
  • Hugh Hefner, 84, is getting married again. Attaboy. 
  • I got a Roku for Christmas that allows you to stream Netflix movies (and other content) directly to your TV over a wireless connection. I'll be dang if the thing doesn't work like a charm. 
  • I'm gonna kill the Family Cat.
  • If you search for "twitpic" and "snow" on Twitter this morning (here), you can get some fascinating photos because of the snow storm in the Northeast. (Scroll down from the "Top Tweets.")
  • One television weatherman referred to the storm as a "Burr-icane." Kinda funny. 
  • Hey, you old guys, remember Tina Marie who sang "Lovergirl"? Well, she's dead
  • Hey, Baylor fans, Mike Singletary got fired last night as coach of the 49ers with one game to go.
  • Our household took in (for a night), a little bitty relative last night. I forgot to ask how old she is, but she can barely talk and kind of toddles while she walks. And then she woke up in the middle of the night with a loud cry which made me, Mrs. LL, the dog, and the cat all sit up in our bed and look towards the sound in the middle of the night. That would have been a funny picture.
  • Have no idea why the cat was on our covers.
  • Mrs. LL made me watch The Notebook on Christmas Eve. I understand why chicks love that movie - it was very moving - but I thought the last scene was a little over the top and unnecessary to prove its point. 
  • The staff of WBAP was going down a list of people that had their "15 Minutes of Fame" this year and not a single one of them knew who Antoine Dodson was. 
  • A Hurst lawmaker has filed a bill which would allow for deferred adjudication for first time DWI cases. That's a type of probation that allows for there to be no conviction if the probation is successfully completed. That would be a welcomed change but for the provision that says a second arrest could be filed as a DWI-Second (with enhanced penalties) even if the first arrest led to a successful deferred probation. 
  • Everyone says good things about The Fighter. And to a lesser extent, True Grit.
  • I was always suspicious of former Evil Empire player Sergio Kindle who fell down a flight of stairs three days before his first pro camp and ended up missing this season. (And maybe more.) Coach Mack Brown suggested narcolepsy may have caused the fall which made me cock an eyebrow since at UT he had been suspended for a DWI charge. I mention all this because he got arrested for DWI again over the weekend. Are you trying to throw your career away?
  • Fill in female host on Fox and Friends this morning: "There's nothing like a big blizzard to renew the debate of Global Warming." Really? I mean really?




37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I did not know there was a global warming conference going on in the northeast yesterday. Was Al Gore there or is he spending the entire month of December in England.

Anonymous said...

Since it is the season of change...
Will Decatur hang with Story???
Or will the story change in Decatur???

wordkyle said...

Give the Female Fox Friend her due, BG. She didn't claim that a blizzard refuted global warming, she merely said it "renews" the debate. And it certainly does that, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Need a new pic. That is a recent retread.

Anonymous said...

When you kill the cat, make it look like an accident....

Anonymous said...

Abnormal blizzard events confirm the global warming patterns.

Anonymous said...

Yes, really.

wordkyle said...

848 - So what was the reason for "abnormal blizzard events" that occurred in the 1800s?

Anonymous said...

When a city hits a high temp record this year, we'll hear the "global warming" name dropped as well. It's the politicizing of the weather.

Of all things to try to politicize... weather... that's crazy.

Anonymous said...

8:48, as does the expansion of Antarctic ice that has been going on since 1960. A 1% increase in Antarctic ice is more significant than a 5% decrease in all the other ice on earth since 90% of the world's ice is in the Antarctic. This is simple arithmetic that Al Gore does not understand. The news media loves to show normal seasonal breaking off of ice in the Artic but do not show the winter reforming of the exact same spot. Nor do they ever mention the facts about the Antarctic.

If all the ice within 400 miles of the North Pole were to melt it would not raise sea levels 1/100 of an inch.

Anonymous said...

Right, 9:50, ....... & the source of your info is?????

I'd bet that your source has a political agenda to disprove Global Warming AKA Climate Change.

Anonymous said...

If Global Warming IS true & we do nothing to counteract it, the consequences are catastrophic for people on earth.

Too risky to do nothing...

And if it turns out Global Warming was not as dire as some predict, we've still done something good for future generations.

Anonymous said...

Cities will continue to set record high temperatures. This has a basic scientific cause - Urban Heat Island. Dallas Love Field is warmer than it was in 1950 because there are more buildings and more asphalt at and surrounding the facility. Weather stations at airports with increasing air traffic will have higher temperatures than they did in the old days when there were smaller prop planes and fewer of them. Meanwhile, remote weather stations around the world rarely set high temperature records.

Incompetent placing of weather stations around the world is a contributing factor in the global warming scare.

Does anyone have historical aerial or ground level photos of the Decatur and Bridgeport airports that show the location of the weather monitoring stations? If someone has a collection of ground level photos at the airports and are familiar with what the weather recording stations look like, they might be able to zero in on their location. Many times they are conveniently located within a few steps of buildings and that contributes to their inaccuracies.

Anonymous said...

10:16 , google the aerial view of Amon Carter airport and see the satanic outline that predicted global warming near tarmacs.

wordkyle said...

1003 - If it were a case of "we live in an area that has earthquakes, maybe we should construct some earthquake-resistant buildings," I'd agree with you. However, global warming is a theory that is based solely on computer models. Moreover, the scientific community that promotes the theory of manmade global warming has shown itself to be secretive, biased and politicized. The politicization involves overhyping the most dramatic and catastrophic possibilities without regard to probability, and in moving vast amounts of money into the hands of the appropriate politicians and accommodating scientists. The advice of such motivated individuals should always be questioned.

We still don't know for sure
-IF global warming is happening;
-IF it is manmade;
-IF global warming is happening, what the effects will be;
-IF it's all true, AND it's manmade, WHAT the effects will be of any changes we make.

We don't even know what the earth's temperature is supposed to be.

Anonymous said...

"A Hurst lawmaker has filed a...".....Lawyers should practice the Law.....not be allowed to make it.

Anonymous said...

Wordbyle, you're such a douche - pick up a National Geographic every once in a while, unless you're afraid the truth might burn your eyes.

Anonymous said...

Actually, global warming is old hat. It's the ice age that is beginning to rear its little head!

Anonymous said...

Man made global warming IS just silly, too much time and effort has been thrown in the toilet for this stupid issue.
Try this simple scientific experiment tonight and report back to me tomorrow.
1. Fill a household drinking apparatus 3/4 full with ice. (i.e. a glass)
2. Fill the same household drinking apparatus the rest of the way with H2O.
3. Monitor the drinking apparatus until the ice melts to see if any water overflows from the drinking apparatus.
4. Report back to us tomorrow, or today, what your findings are.

I bet your findings will prove that Anonymous 9:50 is correct.

The Secret Police

Anonymous said...

10:03 (1) Google it, it is there. I bet you think there is no propoganda from the pro-climate change side.

Anonymous said...

To 10:48

You do realize there is a huge difference between "lawmakers" and "lawyers" right?

The Secret Police

Anonymous said...

Even though she is a retread.........she is outstanding

wordkyle said...

1055 - Which of my comments are you specifically disputing? You've made clear your opinion of me, but you haven't credibly rebutted anything I've said. Care to try again?

Anonymous said...

11:02, one flaw in your little experiment: are you assuming the melting polar ice caps are all floating in the ocean, as the cubes are in your glass of water, and therefore when they melt they will not raise sea level? What about all the ice, snow and glaciers above sea level, which, when they melt (and they are melting rapidly) WILL add to the ocean's volume of water?

Those who have no idea of how our ecosystem works shrug off climate change - its not necessarily sea level change that's important (unless you live in Venice), its the balance of the ocean's ecosystem, which we depend on for food that is in jeopardy.

Let's all just crap in our kitchen sinks because the long term effects are unknown - who knows, maybe it will prove to be actually good for the dishes after all. We're given one planet people, why take any chances of screwing it up? To voice any other opinion given all the data presented means you really don't care, at all, about the future of our species.

wordkyle said...

1147 - Your presentation is exactly what's wrong with any discussion about global warming. The deficiencies and inconsistencies in the science don't concern you. Manmade global warming has become a religion to you, to the point that no other points of view are to be tolerated. New research regularly arises which mitigates or even refutes claims which were made with such certainty a short time before.

Your attempt to demonize those who disagree with your point of view is the most telling evidence of all. It comes from someone who is fearful that he might be discovered to be wrong. That is a position of religious fervor, not scientific honesty. Points of view backed by those who fear debate should be questioned on general principles, and surely before any sort of momentous (and questionable) government action is taken.

CF said...

I wish I woulda read this before i torched all of the bags, wrapping, and bows in a burn barrel this morning. Sorry, my bad....

Anonymous said...

11:47, the Artic is floating and melting that portion not over land or making contact with underwater sea bottom will not raise sea level. The Antarctic, except for most of the shelves, is not floating. And the Antarctic is expanding its 90% share of the world's ice. Another factor is that a substantial amount of the Antarctic continent is a basin lying below sea level.

10:03, please do not ask me for my source. If you need an education then may I suggest any of the several universities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Anonymous said...

11:47 Shut....up. go hug a tree.

Anonymous said...

Coach Mack Brown suggested narcolepsy may have caused the fall..

mack brown is a jerkoff.

Anonymous said...

To 11:47
You say there's one flaw in my experiment heh.
How many flaws have you found, or not found, in the so called science of man made warming?
May I remind you that there is no concensus in science, it either is, or isn't.

BTW, don't do like 2:35 says and hug a tree, it's a good way to get ticks.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle...in the future mankind will invent a means of time travel but the machine that makes it possible will cause global warming in every era which we travel too thereby explaining all of the events in the past that are identical to those occurring today that libs blame on global warming. At least that makes as much sense as any other liberal explanation I have ever heard for anything including letting DWI offenders off the hook.

Anonymous said...

Hey experiment guy and all of you other pollution lovers out there here is an experiment for you to try. Find yourself a source of fossil fuel produced carbon monoxide like the tailpipe of an idling Buick. Then place the respiratory orifice of an organism that needs clean air to survive over it. I suggest that you use your mouth. Hold that position for as long as possible (and I am sure that a rugged neocon individualist such as yourself will be able to hold the pose until unconsciousness sets in). At some point after you come to you should realize that it is bad to pump that crap into the air. Period. No amount of Reaganish misdirection or mailbox money can hide that simple truth. Sure Al Gore goes to the extreme and cooks his science books sometimes to prove a point but his purpose is righteous--he wants a planet that our future generations will be able to survive upon. The first charge that many of you consider to be the creator gave to mankind was to tend his garden well. Instead of embracing this stewardship world leaders and industrialists have chosen exploitation for profit leaving future generations to deal with the toxic results. Over the past few years the anti-environmentalists have been spitting out rhetoric that sounds a whole lot like what the Philip Morris spin doctors tried to serve up until too many people simply realized that puffing two packs a day was not healthy at all.

The Anti-Barton

wordkyle said...

436 - You're arguing that automobiles pollute. Welcome to 1962. Modern American technology has addressed and continues to address that problem. According to global warming alarmists, though, it's not automobile exhaust that is the problem, it's the air that humans exhale. Carbon dioxide is what the EPA condemns, it's the subject of the Democrat cap and trade bill, it's the second most mentioned topic of conversation (after money) at every climate conference.

If politicians really wanted to do something to prevent "global warming" they would address water vapor and clouds, which account for the majority of the greenhouse effect. They apparently couldn't figure out how to make money off of that, so they introduced carbon trading where "carbon brokers" like Al Gore (a la Gordon Gecko) could prosper. You want spin? Gore recently confessed that his argument for ethanol subsidies in 1994 was based on politics, not science. This point is at the heart of every criticism of the theory of global warming. A real scientific conclusion about global warming is not possible until politicians and scientists are not allowed to profit by touting the party agitprop.

Goober said...

Fear not BG; that rerun of "Fair Jen" is like the taste of cool water on a hot summer day. You never completely quench your thirst; and always wanting just a little more.

Anonymous said...

If the "Story" doesn't change in Decatur, neither will the win/lose record of the Decatur Eagles.

Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Hey Anti-Barton, can you hear the laughter resulting from your post?
I can. Dude, that is some seriously funny stuff right there.
I think you should lead the charge and just quit breathing altogether in the name of saving the planet. That way, when I tow my boat out to the lake using my gas guzzling 4x 4, and then race around the lake at 80 or 90 mph just because it's freakin' fun, I will surely sleep better knowing that I used YOUR carbon credits instead of my own.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Signed, Experiment Guy aka The Secret Police

Anonymous said...

Story needs to GO and take his Turf bunch with him. next year the 2-8 record wont make the playoffs. How good you must feel making the playoffs with a less than 500 record.