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1.20.2011

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Heard Alvord ISD had a delayed opening this morning. Not sure about others. Slidell looked icy on the ol' weather map. 
  • The new Republican Alabama governor, shortly after inauguration, said that anyone who was not a Christian was not his "brother or sister."  I guess that's fine for the new pastor on the corner (maybe), but not for an elected official. He's already backtracking
  • The new Republican controlled House voted to repeal Obamacare yesterday. I guess that's OK for a Tea Party meeting but not an elected body (since the vote is only for show with no chance of becoming law.)
  • Jennifer Aniston in Allure is a triple "Hey, Now." She's definitely not sporting "The Rachel."
  • Surprised that the Arizona Representative who was shot in the head stood up yesterday.
  • Kyle Clifton trivia question from yesterday: He was flagged for jumping up and down on defense before a field goal attempt by the other team. The rule is (or was) that you could not leave your feet on defense before the ball was snapped. 
  • Mrs. LL's operated wrist is doing very well. Just about three more therapy sessions.
  • It'll be slow posting today --- it's jury trial day. Yep, DWI. I love it and hate it at the same time.
  • The toughest part about preparing for one of those trials is not voir dire, cross-exam, or closing argument. That stuff is easy. It's watching the video listening for every little word and watching for every little misstep.
  • If you read the 100th most popular book on the best seller list, is it safe to say you would never meet anyone that has also read it?
  • No way I'm watching American Idol. And then I looked up to see that it has been TIVO'd. That's some recorded space I'll never get back.
  • I think it's bad when I hear a pop, smell an electric fire, and see a small poof of smoke come out from Mrs. LL's chair. Yep. Happened last night. 
  • I took a beating on the "DA Sorriness" post yesterday. That's fine. But my point was that an elected official did not need to be using his official Twitter account to point out a spare web site posting booking photos of DWI suspects. My posting of the funny booking photos out of Denton is worthy of criticism, but I'm not an elected official who is sworn to do justice.
  • But I don't mind the criticism. Of all the things I'd change about me, my thick skin is not one of them.
  • Obama's approval rating is back above 50%. Look out, folks. I've said for months that if the economy turns around he is a lock to win re-election. Wise County political views are not the national political views.




42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alovord Schools......
Are in need of better leadership. Closed until 10? What is that about? The supt has no backbone and is a coward.

Anonymous said...

barryock obamagreen, do they still put their hand on the bible and say so help you God, or do they put their hand on various sources and say, so help me in a god i have created in my mind or the one i heard about on a tv program.

just wondering,
(Mzinformed)

Kirk said...

There's no way Obama will NOT win re-election (barring the proverbial live boy or dead girl). Who's going to beat him? The republicans will have another Bob Dole candidate.

Anonymous said...

A lot of work related deaths all of the sudden.

FIREMAN KILLED - Clay Lisby of Boyd was killed in an accident Wednesday afternoon at a drilling site on Boat Club Road in Fort Worth. Boyd Volunteer Fire Department Chief Vince Estel said Lisby, 26, was driving a tank truck when it flipped over, killing him. Estel said Lisby had served on the fire department for several years. “He was always there whenever anybody needed help,” he said.

from the messenger.

Anonymous said...

it's ALVOID..stupid!

Goober said...

Don't know about you 8:27. You sound like one of the folks that my have a case of "Sour Grapes" w/ all that has transpired there in the past. My neighbors (both school people in the metroplex) are praying that the AISD will reopen for transfers. They say as compared to Decatur, B'port, or Chico, Alvord is "Cadillac" school when it comes to academics; progressive with a sound educational vision. I don't know, but I trust their judgement.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are thick skinned. Stay in there. Ignorance must be combated at every opportunity.

Anonymous said...

What kind of electric chair does Mrs. LL have? It sounds fun.

Anonymous said...

"Wise County political views are not the national political views."
True dat, but they do mirror the views of most of middle America, you know the "fly-over" section of the country that most presidential candidates ignore until they need our votes. We're that great divide whose only function seems to be separating the loony left coast and the uppity upper east coast. Our core values are just an inconvenient truth

You brought old Sparky out of retirement from Huntsville...and convinced the Mrs to use it as her chair? Impressive!

The Alabama guv was referring to brothers and sisters, yes, but - in the church-going Christian sense. He's not saying everybody else is not related to him - they're just like those weird cousins you see once a year at the reunion. Don't get drawn into a lengthy conversation, and whatever you do, don't give them any money!

Aniston is not sporting the Rachel, but the new look with the bangs makes her look just a little like Suzanne Somers. And if she can't scrape up the rent money, I'm sure we can come to some sort of, uh, arrangement...

Triple Fake Mr Roper

Anonymous said...

Do your job counselor. Let's get this fine American back behind the wheel as soon as possible!!

Anonymous said...

So Alvord let the kids show up at 10 vs. 8. Why does that show a lack of good judgement? One wreck ad the admin would have been idiots!

Anonymous said...

Unless somebody better comes along. I'm voting for Obama again. Got a problem with that...sucka!

Jack Daniels said...

The brides chair sounds rather interesting.

Anonymous said...

Praise Alla..Praise Obama..

Doc Feelgood said...

re: Obamacare repeal:
Just because the odds are against your accomplishing your goal, do you give up? Do you only put effort into "sure things"? Does it make a difference when you believe with conviction that your goal is the good and right thing to do? I believe the liberals are using that argument solely to intimidate and discourage those involved in the effort to repeal so that the possibility of repeal will go away.

Anonymous said...

Watching the videos for a mis-step?! maybe you'll find it and be able to get 'em back on the road and drinking again, then maybe to show their appreciation they'll toss down a few before heading to bridgeport and could possibly smash into mrs ll and the children on the way home from wrist therapy, and hopefully you'll be able to explain to them "i'm sorry, i was just doing my job". I guess whatever pays the bills is good enough for a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Obama's economy turning around before the next election is a mighty big IF, Hoss.

Anonymous said...

Alvord is out of school all day!

Anonymous said...

I'm betting that the Senate may just repeal Obamacare as well. All of the media is saying no way in order to try to prevent the actual vote. Some Dems in the house sided with the Republicans. Who is to say itr won't happen in the Senate too. If the Senate does repeal, will Obama veto anyway? Even though themajority of the people and congress want repeal, how can he veto and still look himself in the mirror.

Praise "AllahObama" :-(


LEL

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

8:27
You don't need to call anyone a coward until quit hiding behind your "anonymous" mask.

Anonymous said...

Alvord is out for the day. Precaution.

Anonymous said...

Alvord

Closed till summer

Arthur said...

@Answers? I'm with you on that one.

gern blansten said...

I saw a Rasmussen poll that said 75 percent of Americans want obamacare repealed. If that's the case, then politicians would be stupid not to respond. Weren't there Dems who were distancing themselves from Obamacare prior to the election?

If obamacare isn't repealed, then more liberal heads will roll in the next election!


Love,
Gern

Anonymous said...

11:05
I'm not calling anyone a d___head but Brett Favre just texted me your photo.

RPM said...

Well played Barrister, 100% correct on the Kyle Clifton penalty. I'm shocked anyone knew that.

Anonymous said...

"Obama's approval rating is back above 50%. Look out, folks. I've said for months that if the economy turns around he is a lock to win re-election. Wise County political views are not the national political views."

(1) Are these likely or registered voters?
(2) How were the questions phrased?

No way I believe those poll results so soon after he took a "shellacking" last November (He's done nothing since then to raise his poll numbers).

Either way, it ain't likely those numbers are going to go up, unless there's a tragedy for him to exploit (i.e. Bill Clinton and Oklahoma City in 1995).

Anonymous said...

Alvoid closed....didnt pay their electric bill

Anonymous said...

Barry, all of the leading economists are saying that the economy won't turn around for another five years, and this includes the chairman of the federal reserve.

That might not be the case if Obama would adopt all of Reagan's economic policies, but he won't.....Obama is only prolonging the recession by his failed liberal regressive policies.

Anonymous said...

That ADA left Harris County when the new DA was elected. Since he got there Montgomery County has gone nuts on no-refusal weekends, and he's a douche bag for posting names.

The better one, though, was the DWI prosecutor (Lester Blizzard), who once argued that a man should be convicted to 99 years (which he got) after a DWI to "send a message to everyone that we won't tolerate drinking and driving." He was recently arrested for DWI.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Alvoid closed...supt trying to pull his head out of his _ _ _

The Secret Police said...

I heard that Harry Reid is not allowing a Repeal vote in the Senate.
Gee, I wonder why.

Anonymous said...

I don't get the "you're hiding behind your anonymity" accusation. I know the identity of one other person who regularly posts here. All the rest of you are unknown, to me at least; that means you're anonymous. Having an avatar means nothing, other than the fact that I'll know when you post again.
However, I do agree that calling a school superintendent a coward is questionable, especially if you're basing that on a two hour start delay. Plus, you shouldn't be throwing stones at the educational system if you spell it "Alovord"

anonymous

Adolph Oliver Bush said...

Does anybody think Brad will see that issue of Allure and think he would like to hit that one more time?

Anonymous said...

I'm exhausted after reading all of those posts. Angry Day at the LL.

House of York said...

Hopefully, that chair is on it's way back to the store and out of your house.

Anonymous said...

I heard Harry Bush looks funny when he lets his mouth hang open a little.

Anonymous said...

In the same poll with approval rating above fifty, 51 percent said they would vote for someone besides O.

Odd that.

Unfatcat said...

Gosh Barry, the comment section is full of Obama haters today. Whooda thought people in this part of Redneckville would not like a black man in the White house? I just don't get it. Oh, and Anon 1:00PM I'll be sure and put your name in the hat for special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury since you are obviously a savant in the Financial world. NOT.

Anonymous said...

did Alvoid have school today? there was a little frost on the ground.

Anonymous said...

Hey all you Trice ass kissers, STICK IT IN YOUR EAR!!!

Anonymous said...

Obamas approval rating? Economy improving? Where is the criticism for the high gas prices? (not that the president has anything to do with that - but someone thought W controlled them)

Gas prices going up will stall the economy just in time for campaigning.