12.02.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • President Obama's first nominated Texas federal judge to gain approval is a female Hispanic. I'm so sad it's not a  white-tough-on-crime-Republican-male.
  • Finally got the new TV hung on the wall in the living room and then struggled for 30 minutes searching online about how to connect my satellite provider's remote to it. Finally found a message board that suggested "You might want to hit 'help' on the TV's menu." Yep, that did it. 
  • How many ways can a kid ask, "Who put that ornament in the tree?" this morning. I think we're at fifty. 
  • Sir Richard Branson was in studio at Fox 4 this morning promoting Virgin Air. That guy is cool. 
  • There has been no local news over the last two days.(By the way, please no more bus stories about the "Good Without God" ad campaign.)
  • My new "Power of Now" book is really interesting. Example: You may suffer from anxiety but at the  very same time realize you are having an anxiety attack. There is, after all, really "two yous": One overcome with emotions and the "observer" who realizes it but can't stop it. The book is basically about the "observer" taking control. 
  • I'm at a seminar. I hate seminars. 
  • College football note [Links fixed]: Former Tech coach Mike Leach may never get a big time NCAA job again. His openly campaigning yesterday for the Miami position borders on sad (and was only out-shadowed by Donald Trump, uh, trumping for him.) But if I'm an athletic director, I perceive him as a guy who was such a headache at his last job that it got him fired despite a tremendous record. And once fired, sued everyone in site. That may be all wrong, but I'd take my chances elsewhere. 
  • A compilation of all the "fail" videos for November, 2010. It's 7 minutes of America's Funniest Videos on Idiocracy acid. And I watched the whole thing. 
  • Always look for law enforcement to dress up (I see it Wise County, too) whenever there's a chance they can have their picture taken with a prisoner.
  • 4th Amendment TSA underwear. Get me that for Christmas.  (Thanks, Christie.)





29 comments:

wordkyle said...

Of all the self-help books you could have chosen to read and promote, you pick one that I didn't ghostwrite. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Yep. My thoughts on the democratic judge makes my mind hurt. Everything liberalized. Borders open. Free everything. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you help yourself to some SHUT UP!

Jack Daniels said...

"There has been no local news over the last two days."

Including this blog!

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal with the Texas Rangers photo? (I assume they're Rangers - the law enforcement kind, not the baseball kind) Looks like standard attire. They probably have fairly strict rules regarding their appearance, especially when traveling...and on public transportation?

Your description of the book you're reading sounds like pop psycho-babble. Why is it necessary to have "two yous" to feel an emotion, and recognize that you are feeling that emotion? Makes it sound like they're promoting schizo behavior to control ordinary human behavior

Today's pic has a kind of Hilary Swank thing going on.
"The question is 'Is she hot'? - not 'Would you do her?' Respect the game, Jim!"
Kevin

Anonymous said...

Re: New hispanic judge. In 20 years most all new Texas judges will be Mexicans. The Aztec speak Spanish and so will your grandchildren. People have migrated for thousands of years and cultures change. Take a look at the birth announcements in the Messenger.

Texas schools have gone from 51% white and 34% hispanic to 32% white and 48% hispanic in just 20 years. That is one of the fastest migrations ever.

Anonymous said...

In this case, the key word in the
4th Amendment is "unreasonable".
A very small group of malcontents is using this issue to bash the government, and the rest of us just want to be able to fly safely. I flew over Thanksgiving with a 10 minute security wait on the way our and no wait on the way back. The TSA staff was all pleasant and professional, and I went through a pat down without feeling violated. I can tell you that if there had been "protesters" trying to hold up the security line over their right to "privacy", I would have been in the group of travelers that would have beaten their ass and thrown them out the door (so much for rational discussion)

Anonymous said...

Neither one of those links went anywhere, so I'm not sure what Trump was doing, but don't you mean Trump was "stumping for him"? Or maybe "trumpeting him"? (sounds kinky!)
How about if we Palinize those phrases and then it would be appropriate for what Trump normally does anyway?
sTrumpeting - to shamelessly plug a product, person, or event in an effort to gain more media exposure to feed one's own gigantic ego. See: "The Donald" Trump

Anonymous said...

TSA= Touches Sensitive Areas

Dean Martinez said...

Hey LL, what sparked your thought of Dr. Gene Scott? We were gabbin about him yesterday after we saw some pics of his last old lady, Pastor Melissa Scott (f.k.a. Barbie Bridges)... as you would say, "Hey Now."

Go ahead do the Googles on her...

Anonymous said...

To 9:15
Remember that liberals do not think, they feel. Only a goober would believe that there was "two yous".

The Secret Police

mzchief said...

There is something magical about, the way, a silver belly, lawman style cowboy hat can make even the most average looking guy look special.

I had no idea they still made western cut suits.

Jack Daniels said...

WHAT???????????? Something you did NOT know?

Holy hell, the end is near.

Anonymous said...

The "Jock Ewing" suit, lawman cowboy hat, and bolo tie, is certainly the look to have if you ever wanted to rob the bank in Rhome, otherwise leave it in the closet!

wordkyle said...

I haven't read The Power of Now so I can't defend it authoritatively, but experiencing something on multiple levels is not "psychobabble" or "schizo." Go to an art museum and you see pretty pictures and statues. Learn the history of the art and you understand more of what the artist was doing. Learn something about art techniques and you appreciate the craftsmanship. All different levels of enjoyment, appreciation or understanding of the same experience. It depends on what you bring with you. (A more mundane example: Have you ever realized in the middle of a conversation that you're saying something stupid, but for some reason can't stop yourself?)

Anonymous said...

(A more mundane example: Have you ever realized in the middle of a conversation that you're saying something stupid, but for some reason can't stop yourself?)--

NO!

Anonymous said...

To 12:58

Yes you have. Everybody has. You just didn't realize it.

The Secret Police

Anonymous said...

BG-Please tell me you have not forgot Britney Spears sweet 29th Bday. Holding on for afternoon pick me up?

Anonymous said...

Word -
I haven't read the book either, but since I'm being questioned about my comment, I feel compelled to reply. I understand art appreciatation on different levels - technique, craftsmanship, literal & figurative interpretation, etc. You don't have to dissociate any one part of that to enjoy the others.
I also understand the concept of what he (and the book) is trying to express. It just sounds goofy to me to say you should divorce yourself from your feelings in order to harness or change them. If you were angry about something and then suddenly changed your demeanor, in comic book super-villain fashion, people wouldn't assume you were working on your leftbrain/rightbrain "two yous" mental well-being.


"What was that word you just used? The two what...utes? What is a ute?"
"Sorrry - the youthhhhhhhs!"

And your example isn't mundane. From my experience, it's commonplace.
Oops! I couldn't stop myself from saying that

Anonymous said...

If you zoom in on her purdy close,you can almost see Willie Nelson.

wordkyle said...

204 - Your point is valid. I'd like someone who's read the book to explain if it claims/advises that one "divorces" oneself from the feelings, or simply recognizes what's happening. I'm afraid I actually have changed my demeanor in the midst of an exchange, usually during an argument when I suddenly realize I'm arguing because I felt attacked, and not because I really cared about the subject at hand. (Or, more on topic, when I realized that I was being stupid.)

Anonymous said...

To 12:58

Yes you have. Everybody has. You just didn't realize it.

This was actually for 12:52.

I know, I know. I sais sumpin' dumb and could not stop myself.

The Secret Police

Anonymous said...

Barron, todays pic is one of the all time greats!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't see Willie, but I do think I can see a Chupacabra.

The Secret Police

Anonymous said...

Ghostwriter for crappy, vanity "books" is what you are, Wordbyle. You should quit taking advantage of stupid, gullible people, dude.

Anonymous said...

Mike will get his shot and he will do what he always does, overachieve and win football games. If he ever got ahold of the recruits Miami has access to, he will tear up the ACC.

wordkyle said...

716 - I won't argue the quality of my writing, other than to say editors accept it. As for my clients, I can definitively sat that none of them are stupid and gullible. Now I'm going to take a guess at your life: You've got some unresolved anger issues.

Anonymous said...

Always look for Some douche (BG) to be dressed up when he is getting my ex off for beating the sh** out of me, just saying

Anonymous said...

Have you ever heard of the Do-Right Church of the Universe, interesting.