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3.25.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The San Antonio girl who was stripped of her her Ms. San Antonio title (because she ate to many cheeseburgers) won her jury trial yesterday to get her crown back. A few photos, some kind of funny, here.
  • Morning TV news: Fox 4's Tim Ryan took off all last week for Spring Break, showed back up on Monday, and then has been gone for the rest of the week. So what? Having Dan Godwin anchor is no way to start my day. 
  • The updated standing in the Liberally Lean March Madness Tourney sponsored by Decatur lawyer Mark "The Decatur" Hammer and myself are here. If you had Duke to go to the Final Four, you don't want to look at last night's scoreboard.
  • What was that sound I was hearing just a minute ago?: The Family Cat decided to unroll half of a paper towel roll in the kitchen. The next sound might be one right out of a slasher movie. 
  • Why would anyone read an email that begins: "Dear Sir/Madam"?
  • Texas Motor Speedway National Anthem contest has two Wise County contestants: Kate Cowling of Paradise and Hannah Martin of Decatur. Vote.
  • Great line from someone in Newsweek this week regarding life in general: "Desperate to figure out what I should do, I sat down one day and wrote two versions of my obituary. The first was the one that I wanted . . . [and] the second version was the obituary that I was heading for . . . . "
  • A couple of rescue workers who were involved in the truck-dangling-over-the-overpass situation in Fort Worth were in-studio on Fox 4 last night for an interview. Can anyone just do their job without being labeled a "hero"?
  • Some married guy wrote my wife on Facebook to chew me out about the Random Thought girls. I'm on to your game, buddy. 
  • I want to gripe about the Texas Voter ID bill, but I really can't come up with a decent argument. 
  • The DPS troopers are all over 287 this week. I wonder if they designate certain highways to target or do they pretty much have the option to patrol anywhere in the county that they want.
  • Texas Tech hired Billy Gillespie (who is an odd duck) as its basketball coach this week . The Dallas Morning News posted his newly signed contract here which reminded me that when he got fired from Kentucky we learned he never signed a contact but instead was working under a strange "Memo of Understanding." It was worth something, however, because he sued the University and settled for $3 million. 
  • Late night motorcycle death.
  • Talked to a lawyer in the courthouse yesterday who was having a final meeting with his client in order to determine if the defendant wanted to take a plea bargain of 10 years probation or go to trial next week where, if found guilty, the range of punishment was 25 to Life. And you ask yourself why people plead guilty to crimes they didn't do? (I know nothing about the facts of that case or the defendant's guilt or innocence.)
  • Can't believe I'm saying this, but that Lego exhibit at Grapevine Mills Mall looks pretty cool:


44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Facebook and cell phones, facilitating adulterous relationships like not other two inventions in the past 10,000 years.

Anonymous said...

She was the best San Antonio could do?
Yuck.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the watch is waterproof.

Anonymous said...

"Beauty Queen", in 10 yrs. she'll be as big as a Barn.

Anonymous said...

The guy that facebooked your wife must be a real dbag and a p*ss for not messaging you himself.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. LL sounds like the realistic wife all us men want. Attractive girls are like flowers....

To the women.... if you see a pretty flower, do you enjoy looking at it? or do you ignore it and look away because you have one in front of your house already?

Anonymous said...

Barry, whats up with all the BUTTERFACES lately??

Anonymous said...

Those 335,000 lost jobs equals an average of $68 each. Not much of a job if it only pays $68 per year.

LEL

Anonymous said...

Wow, this featured chic pic is just like my girlfired she either lacks enthusiasm or she's thinking about the next cheeseburger.

Honey, at least give me a little smile.

Lyndon

Anonymous said...

Totally having nothing to do with beauty pageants...am I the only one who daily has problems getting the Mess update to load?

Maybe with all the other changes, they could address this problem. Just a suggestion!!!

Anonymous said...

Huh, 10 year plead guilty, or 25 guilty verdict. Well that is why our jails are filled with innocent people who have no money for a good attorney and our court system fails them because they don't want to take the time for court trials. I would never plead guilty if I was innocent. Jail ruins your life in every way. That's why my life has been boring, but I have walked a straight and narrow path. Some people just don't get it, crime does not pay, ever.

Anonymous said...

I noticed the runner up for Miss SA is a black girl. Seems everything that can be black since Obamy came along is.

Anonymous said...

Remember - the prize is always in the box.

Jack Daniels said...

I agree with the guy ranting about the Random Thoughts gorls. Take today's for instance---Y U C K!

I also notice the Mess update is dead in the water again.

Stay hi tech my friend

Ricardo Perry said...

* Royal Massert says about voter fraud: "It's a lie"

http://blogs.chron.com/texaspolitics/archives/2007/05/voter_fraud_in.html

* Read the following against voter id

http://faculty.washington.edu/mbarreto/papers/PS_VoterID.pdf

* "Voter fraud and voter-registration fraud are, of course, different."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/us/politics/27fraud.html?_r=2&ref=politics&pagewanted=all

Anonymous said...

When they first came out with cell phones the damn things didn't text. It is the texting aspect of these devilish conveniences that make them so prone to use in the field of infidelity.

Anonymous said...

I wish that chick would walk into my office and slap me in the face with an Octerpuss or somethin.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, you crashed FoxDFW.

Anonymous said...

I put that bruise on her hip last night...

Anonymous said...

Man, the chixx lately have been jank dirtlegs! I come to this site to be inspired, but the recent offerings have been unacceptable. And this on a Friday? For shame.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:27 - Do you REALLY think our jails are filled with innocent people? I'll bet you watched a lot of Mr. Rogers when you were a kid...

Anonymous said...

I think my comment was censored because it was borderline dirty, but probably because it was extremely lame.

Anonymous said...

I wrote a response on yesterday's site to the guy voicing his wife's complaint about your 'porn'on this site, but I'll repeat it here. I am a middle aged woman, and though I get really irriated sometimes at the boobie cuzzies and the half naked woman on your site, I ignore them and enjoy the actual content. This dude's wife must be a real prude, which irritates me more.

Also, the comment he made "would you LET your wife, mother, etc see this stuff" was infuriating. Sir, if any man even tried to tell me what I could or couldn't look at, he would find himself castrated. Tell your wife to grow up and join the 21st century. I don't think I would like her very much.

San Antonio gal is lovely. Any removal of a title based upon someone's weight is disturbing and ridiculous....esp when the person has the gorgeous figure this girl does.

Never try to look at the Update, so don't care whether it opens or not. It's a joke.

Anonymous said...

About the Mess; notice 0 comments on most opinion letters or articles now. If they wanted to get rid of readers, they have succeeded. Way to go Mess!!

LEL

Anonymous said...

Used "will work for ID card"
sign for sale.

Going back to Mexico

Anonymous said...

For the guy ranting about the pix on your website, I have a very simple solution: Don't look!
Whether you think the girls are not up to your high standards, or you feel the content is inappropriate for yourself or others who might be looking at your monitor - nobody's got a gun to your head! Start your own blog - tailor it exactly the way you want it to look.
I like this blog the way it is. It resembles life. The guy gets stuff wrong, misspells words, shows us average (or less than that sometimes) girls.
Some days you get to stare at pretty flowers (kudos on the flower analogy, previous poster); some days you have to look at the ugly weeds

Anonymous said...

I was so beat down by Heathers repeated "hero" reference. I'm not diss'g what firefighters, police, etc do because they are a great service to their communities. Heroism to me is not showing up, putting together a plan that you might have already trained for and then executing it. A hero is someone who came along and pulled that driver from his truck, risking his life to save another, not putting on a safety harness and being lowered safely down to free another person. Once again, I'm not speaking ill of public servants, this is a job/career for these guys that pays them well to be ready for these type situations and I'm glad that there is people out there who choose to do such things.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'm all about equal rights and all that, but please enough with the retarded looking chicks.

Anonymous said...

You left important details out of your report! Was it 10 years deferred, or was it ___ years probated for 10? Deferred probation in this situation is a quick ticket to the big house for life.

Anonymous said...

10 years deferred, now that's something I can get excited about.

Dez

Anonymous said...

Barry, on behalf of the Silent Majority, thank you for your dedicated service as blog master extraordinaire. The Great Unwashed appreciate the daily chuckle in your examination of the Human Condition.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Voter ID is already here. I have worked the last two general elections and most (I would say 90%) didn't have their registration card and used their drivers license. I'm sure the other 10 percent had a license in their pocket or purse.

This is legislators wasting time pandering to their far right wing.

Anonymous said...

Voter ID is already here. I have worked the last two general elections and most (I would say 90%) didn't have their registration card and used their drivers license. I'm sure the other 10 percent had a license in their pocket or purse.

This is legislators wasting time pandering to their far right wing.

Anonymous said...

Judging by the comments of late it appears that the local oil field companies are passing out smart phones to more and more of their employees!

Anonymous said...

Voter ID cards are not going to make any difference. Texas already gives Driver's Licenses to illegal immigrants who do not have legal social security cards.

Anonymous said...

Really man- are you making fun of retarded people with the pics you've been posting?

Anonymous said...

2:28 you are right on the money!

Anonymous said...

I would not have a wife that no man would look at I don't mind if they look it just make me glad she's not fat and ugly. Have we gotten rid of any of the one and dune coaching staff yet.

Anonymous said...

LL should feature lot lizards from the Rhome Loves!

Anonymous said...

So now beauty contestants are going to court to fight the "don't get fat rules". I once had a girlfriend who was a size 7 and never had problems with looking gorgeous. Her employment as a flight attendant required her to step on the scales every time she reported for duty. Then the fight attendants went to court and won the right to get fat and not lose their job for doing so. The last time I saw her she weighed over 200 pounds and her hip and knee joints were failing. She was walking with the fat on her thighs forcing her legs apart when she walked. I expect to see her parking in the handicap spaces at Walmart and getting in a wheel chair to do her shopping using disability money to make her purchases.

Next, I expect to see some stripper going to court to stop some strip club from firing them for gaining too much weight.

Anonymous said...

4:37 - yep, either that or fat people - both of whom seem unacceptable to the perfectionism of our blog author.

And where is his?

:-)

Anonymous said...

10:11
I did watch Mr Rogers, but not when I was a little kid, it was when my kids were little. And, yes there are a lot of innocent and mentally ill people in our jails. And, it greatly upsets me that the jails are run by the prisoners. How can we expect them to act when they get out?
9:27

Anonymous said...

What does one expect from a Mexican beauty queen.She has it all,skinny leggs,thick waist,goat titts and a bitch attitude.

Anonymous said...

hey girl wat up girl it dillon