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12.23.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • People are driving like nuts these days -- especially people just drifting into my lane.
  • Last night I dreamed I was late to a court hearing and late to help out a friend who was running laps around a pool. Weird. 
  • Still struggling with an irritating sickness. It's not a big deal, but I just have to keep Advil Cold & Sinus on hand or I'm doomed. It's the only thing that's ever worked, and I've bought enough of it over the years to have a pretty good size meth lab going. 
  • Jon Stewart dedicated a show to 9/11 rescue workers who were seeking compensation for their injuries after a bill providing that coverage had languished in Congress for years. Call me skeptical, but everyone sure does assume that every single health problem those guys have are directly attributable to 9/11 smoke, dust and debris.
  • Then less than a week after that show, the bill passed Congress yesterday with the House voting at the last minute for the bill, 206-60. (Notice that's barely half of the 435 members present.)
  • I woke up before 5:00 feeling like I had been shot with caffeine.
  • The Jet's Coach Foot Fetish Controversy that I led with yesterday is a major story on the Today Show this morning. That's why I'm the most trusted news source west of the Decatur square and east of McDonalds.
  • As Gordon Keith wrote last week, there really are two Christmases most Americans acknowledge - the commercial one and the religious one. And they are completely separate.
  • Told Mrs. LL we should skip lunch today and have a late breakfast at the Paris Coffee Shop. She had never heard of it. Then again, that menu doesn't look too healthy.
  • Update on Mrs. LL's wrists: Surgery is a coming. (There sure were a lot of Worker's Comp hoops to jump through in order to get there.) 
  • When our Sheriff's office released the book-in photo of the "Chico Flasher" yesterday, it instantly became news to the metroplex television stations and newspapers.
  • Funny moment on the national Fox and Friends show this morning when they were doing a story about a guy that drove onto President Bush's front lawn last night. "And the guy that did that was Saul Garza . . . . " as they screwed up the transition to local Fox 4 reporter Saul Garza for a live spot. But they all laughed about the error once they caught it. 
  • Our office is closed, yet I'm here for you.



36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Re: 9/11 heroes. I am sure there are legitimate claims and false ones (this is America after all, and scaming the govt is in our DNA)

I was wondering if this isn't another "bailout of the insurance industry" as surely all firefighters and first responders were covered by NY health benefits.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re: THE BATTLE OF CHRISTMAS vs XMAS...

Yeah, I think this is the way most people look at it. There are Santa Claus and secular Traditions... and there is the Birth of Christ and the Christian traditions.

I have no issue with keeping them seperate. I sure have an issue trying to mix 'em up together or pit them in dire combat against each other.

LOL, growing up, I heard many a funamentalist preacher railing on how the world taking Christ out of Christmas. Still hasn't happened. LOL, this Christmas I don't think the world is battering down the Church doors trying to invade... its too busy trying to invade open my wallet and lift my cash for Nerf Guns, Zhu Zhu Pets, and Jeggings.

Anonymous said...

Barry, go to the doctor so you can get rid of your bug. You'll be so glad you did. It's probably bacterial instead of viral. Besides, Christmas is soon to be here. You don't want to feel like crap do you?

As far as people seeking compensation for injuries after 9/11, I agree. People will milk the system as long as we let them.

Anonymous said...

Haven't been to Paris Coffee Shop in ages, but the one thing I remember among all the great food is...pie! Make sure you get there late enough for a slice of their awesome pie - any kind. My faves are custard and coconut cream

The metro media didn't really care that much about the story, they're just fascinated with the moniker "the Chico Flasher"

Jets' coach foot fetish isn't a controversy, but I liked the Private Ryan headline (how many times did he use that word during Q&A?). As far as we know, he nor his wife have broken any laws or conduct rules. He showed incredible restraint not going all Mike Gundy on the media after the umpteenth question. He should have said "I'll answer football-related questions; I won't respond to foot-related questions or comments."
"Uh coach, is it true that you've asked Mark Sanchez to refer to the rest of the offense as 'my ten little piggies?'"

Triple Fake the one that went 'Weeeeeeeeee' all the way home

Anonymous said...

The blonde has a fuzzy belly. For some reason I feel I should be concerned that I like that, but I'm not sure why.

Anonymous said...

Well, many of us are still at work so thanks for being there for us!

On the note about the healthy menu, don't you EVER just relax and enjoy life, Barry? Does every morsel you put in your mouth have to serve some healthy purpose? Must suck to be you.

Yes, are definitely two Chrismases. And the majority of us truly celebrate the commercial one, i.e. Santa, gifts, decorations (excluding nativity scenes), secular carols, parties. Very few people ONLY celebrate the religious Christian one, only celebrating Jesus' birth and foregoing all the fun part. And if they do, then I'm glad I'm among the former group.

Merry Christmas to you all...have FUN!

wordkyle said...

Regarding the observation about the two Christmases -- They are neither separate nor equal. The commercial one would not exist if not for the religious one. (To equate the two is like equating horse droppings with a horse.) It took "modern thinking" to create a parasitic commercial holiday out of what is essentially a religious celebration. It is insulting for disciples of the parasite to sneer at the host which gives it life.

CF said...

Today's chicks= Best EVER!!! I'd give my middle nut, to be that cell phone....

Anonymous said...

Notice that the blonde has one of her giblet's showong. I'm sure of this because I'm drooling...

Anonymous said...

The history of Christmas dates back over 4000 years. Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born.

The 12 days of Christmas, the bright fires, the yule log, the giving of gifts, carnivals(parades) with floats, carolers who sing while going from house to house, the holiday feasts, and the church processions can all be traced back to the early Mesopotamians.

Anonymous said...

http://www.holidays.net/christmas/story.htm

Some of you need a history lesson

Anonymous said...

Your daily pic prowess is really in the dumper lately.

janneba said...

You can be so humorous at times, we will stand by you on getting us the news in a timely manner.

I do not do the commercial end of Christmas haven't for years no gifts, no presents no money spent. I made make candy and cheesecakes or jams so if you can't eat it I won't be giving anything at all and it will only be to people that have helped me in some way thru the year.

Anonymous said...

Looks like we only have history Profs on the blog today!

wordkyle said...

Yeah, it's probably important to note that the holiday is known as "Christmas" and not "Mesopotamias." (The pagan roots of the celebration have never been a secret, nor denied.) Having said that, I'm not sure anyone denies that Christmas is a Christian holiday. Historically, the December celebration's association with Christianity goes back about seventeen centuries. (For you history profs.)

For some reason, those who wish to minimize the "Christ" part of Christmas act like they're throwing open some curtain by citing its pagan origins. Christians know that stuff, and have known it all along. You're not actually smarter than them.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

*scratches WordKyle off of the Santa-Claus-Christmas Card List and puts him on the Nativity-Scene-Christmas-Card-with-Sarah-Palin-as-Mary Christmas Card List*

Anonymous said...

You're not actually smarter than them?

Maybe, just a little. I try not to get sucked into the whole cult atmosphere.

Anonymous said...

Amen Wordkyle. The people who criticize Christianity on this blog are totally BOOOOOORING. They trot out their shallow little arguments like "why do bad things happen in this world if God is loving?" like it's the be-all and end-all argument. DUH. There's an EASY answer to that big "paradox". It requires THINKING about the fact that a loving God would not be a loving God if He made all of us robots/puppets so that there would be no free will--all in order to prevent any "bad stuff" from happening. He would just be a neurotic despot who enjoys forced worship and adoration. Therefore, a selflessly loving God "situation" actually REQUIRES free will, hence the ability to reject Him, hence our imperfect world with things that "go wrong".

wordkyle said...

Mike - Is that any way to treat a jolly old elf like me?

Anonymous said...

Well, it looks like Dr Scholls for the Ryan Family this Xmas.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Your daily pics are making me wonder if you actually still like women.... step it up!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The blonde has a dip of Copenhagen in her right gum. Prolly from Wise county...

Anonymous said...

Christians are like alot of welfare recipiants.

Always depending on someone else to take care of them.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you folks who don't enjoy buying gifts for everyone and doing the Santa thing and tree and all the secular stuff that goes with Xmas aren't in my family! We have a blast and I see nothing wrong with that. I would never miss a chance to buy and buy and buy and shower gifts on my kids...that's the meaning of Xmas to me....loving and giving to the max to the ones I love.

RPM said...

OK Honcho, you owe me 1 screen cleaning.

wordkyle said...

1219 - More power to you. Just understand that you're enjoying the "New Coke" version of the real thing, and don't criticize those who prefer to keep the original Classic around.

Anonymous said...

Love the woman who said "God saved us" from the CA flood by helping her family find a ladder to scale out of a top floor window (thankfully). And yet, not a thought that God might have caused the flood in the first place?

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sure all you liberals have heard about your Intelligence Director who doesn't have a clue about any terror attacks! Where does Obama find these jokers!

Anonymous said...

To 2:09:
California is full of nutcases and wierdos and maybe God caused the flood for that reason, and wanted to save the family that you're referring to.

The Secret Police

Merry Christmas everyone!!!
And Happy Birthday Jesus!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL 2:09!
God probably intended for them to die in the first place cuz it was their time. God goofed on that one. LOL

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

WordKyle... Yes. And for the record, sometime you need to go on record as saying Palin would make a great POTUS. Be honest about it. And don't tell me who she would be better than. Just honest tell me you can buy into her as the POTUS and all that entails. Merry Christmas/Merry Xmas

RPM... your welcome.

11:52AM... point. click. enlarge. zoom. That is called the ever-so-seductive-biting-of-the-lip.

11:48am... Ghey?

Triple Fake... thank you for the laughs Amigo. I know many a chuckle will be shared over Christmas this year about Foot-Ball.

Anonymous said...

11:11, have you been into the weed?

Anonymous said...

I hate New Coke!

wordkyle said...

Mike - Look back over all my comments for the last two years. I have never endorsed Sarah Palin as POTUS. The closest I've come is to say she's more qualified than the current occupant. And that's faint praise.

Can I see Palin being a great President sometime in the future? Sure, why not? First I want to see her go through some tough primary contests with decent debates. Then of course she'll have to run the gauntlet of a fiercely antagonistic media. As for now, she says mostly the right things and drives Liberals crazy. We'll see if another Republican appears who can match her charisma.

Anonymous said...

blah blah...read history .... learn for yourself that Jesus is not " the reason for the season" unless you want Him to be....that is just great.. but don't pretend that Christianity invented the celebrations that occur at this time of year

wordkyle said...

821 - Sorry, pal. In today's world, after seventeen centuries of tradition, the celebration of Christ's birth is the whole reason for Christmas. Enjoy the commercialized secular holiday, the "second" Christmas alluded to in BG's link, if it makes you happy. Nothing wrong with that. But once again, it's incidental to the Christian celebration, which should not be forgotten. Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas if you don't believe me. Merry Christmas.