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3.15.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Mrs. LL got an early birthday present and went to see Lady Gaga in Dallas last night. That sounded like a scene (although I admit I didn't hear much about it because I went to be when she finally got home.) Uh, did I see face paint on the bathroom counter?
  • One final Gaga thing: No one tours harder than that crazy lady. Scan down to the bottom of this Wikipedia page to see where she's been on the incredibly long The Monster Ball tour.
  • Odd story on Fox 4's web site: "Snake Dies Of Silicone Poisoning After Biting Models Fake Breast" (with video).
  • I don't have all the details, but the War With The Neighbor Kids might have escalated yesterday. Let's just say it involves outside nakedness. Good grief. 
  • I've mentioned how much I like the writing of Skip Hollandsworth of Texas Monthly. (His Still Life article may be one the greatest things I've ever read.) Rumor has it that next month he has a story that is a guaranteed tear jerker.
  • And the magazine needs to put Hollandsworth on the story of the guy that kidnapped the lady from Perrin, burned her house down, and then held her for 12 days.  (He is suspected in the deaths of at least two other women but the news story is so horribly written its hard to follow.)
  • Speaking of confusing, are the leaking nuclear reactors in Japan no big deal or a potential catastrophe of biblical proportions? It depends on who you listen to, but the news this morning sounds frightening. (Ann Curry might want to get out of there after all.)
  • An expert was on WBAP this morning to talk about it, and Hal Jay asked him, "If Comanche Peak has a meltdown, would we have to worry about it up here in Fort Worth?" 
  • I had never heard of the word Tsunami before the big one that hit about five or so years ago. Did they used to be called simply tidal waves?
  • Do we really want Justices of the Peace deciding when cops can stick a needle in your arm to draw blood? According to the Update, a representative of Wise County is in Austin today to try and accomplish just that. 
  • “I was talking to my Japanese real estate agent. I said ‘is there a school in this area.’ She said ‘not now, but just wait.’” That Tweet got Gilbert Gottfried fired as the voice of the Aflac Duck. (Which causes me to ask: He was the voice of the Aflac Duck?)
  • Reminder that the Liberally Lean Tournament Pick 'Em online competition is here.  (Despite some weird games today and tomorrow, the deadline is before the first game Thursday.) And it looks like we might have some pretty good prizes after all. (If any merchant wants to throw out a $100 or $50 gift certificate, let me know.)
  • We picked up about 50 entries in the Tournament yesterday, and last year we eventually cracked 200. So get after it. 




54 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with a JP signing a search warrant for blood? I would think you'd have more respect for a magistrate.

Either there is PC, or there's not.

Look on the bright side, the search warrant can always be challenged in court. That'll give you something else to cry about as you're defending someone.

Anonymous said...

Yard nekkid! That's why I moved to the country.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

"Leaking"?
What headline are you reading?

Arthur said...

That tweet's not the first time Gilbert Gottfried has fired off the ill-timed joke following an epic tragedy, re: "The Aristocrats."

Anonymous said...

Your wife is spending waaay too much time and energy on this dog situation, dude.

So how does the leaking in Japan affect us? My main concern...could we be in danger from it? Not really caring too much about the Japanese, but would like to know if we Decaturites might see repercussions? Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

You never heard the word tsumani? Just goes to show you college does not make smarter people.

Anonymous said...

Silicone is not poisonous and even if it were a snake does not extract anything when it bites.

The belief it died from same just shows how gullible and retarded most of the world is.

Double Fake Biology Professor

Anonymous said...

Bee Gee- thanks for the Up Dog joke. I've gotten lots of miles out of that one. Fun.

Anonymous said...

Foreigners really need to quit posting on here.

Anonymous said...

JPs already set bonds,do arraignments and pronounce individuals dead from death. I beleive that simply reviewing a search warrant for pc would fall below that. But of course you don't like it because in the end it will just take money out of your pocket because less people can refuse to provide evidence of drunk behind the wheel. How you ever served as a DA is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

Strange that the snake would go for the gal's breast...as a rule, snakes are leg men!

I'm no biblical scholar, but wasn't damaged Japanese nuclear reactors the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse?

How did you not know that was Gilbert Gottfried's voice? You have to hear him only once, and that kind of earworm drives you insane. He's made his career out of insensitive and un-PC humor, so this isn't a surprise (but those lines weren't even humorous. Wonder if he thinks they were worth it)
And how is it you were not familiar with the word "tsunami" before the recent big one? Did you know that GEICO can save you 15% or more on your car insurance?

Triple Fake Living-under-a-rock Guy

Anonymous said...

How bad is Devin Godbolt hurt. He was a nice young man and I hate to hear he has been hurt. Hopefully he will recover and have a great life.....

Anonymous said...

Tsunami - In Pacific - and points east, Asia, Indian Ocean and so on.

Tidal Wave - In Atlantic, and points west, Gulf of Mexico and so on.

Like the East Coast has Hurricanes, west coast and Hawaii and Asia Have Typhoons. Same thing just named different.

Anonymous said...

BG, you will have to post the link when that new article comes out, I really enojoyed the last one you told us about..

Anonymous said...

Considering Decaturites already have minimal brain activity, any fallout from Japan will go un-noticed. Look at their local paper!

Anonymous said...

10:30, then why was the tsunami headed West (wrong name), to get Hawaii, but had to go East (wrong direction), to hit Japan?

Get a compass.

Rage

Anonymous said...

what happened to devin godbolt?

Anonymous said...

I hear the radiation will make the Japanese eyes look different than ours and could also stunt their growth.

Anonymous said...

Pc? We don't need no stinking PC!

Fake Average US Cop

Anonymous said...

Non-Attorney JPs should not be able to review PC and just because they do it already on other things is not an argument.

If there is a questionable call on PC and an officer has a choice will that officer go to the trained professional or someone who may have less questions or concerns?

Freedom is freedom and we cannot just continue to break down that wall for convenience.

Anonymous said...

In response to you running and passing the family - you probably kicked the kid for violating one of your constitutional rights and the kid then proceeded to whip your ass.

Anonymous said...

Freedom is an illusory thing.

It's ill and it's for losers.

Anonymous said...

People suing oil/gas companys just another example of people trying to get something for nothing. White country folks sue oil/gas. Black folks sue cops/city for not allowing them to commit crimes.

Anonymous said...

10:59 read the Mess

Anonymous said...

11:30

Please elloborate.

Anonymous said...

who the hell is devin godbolt? Never heard of him

Anonymous said...

11:30 Freedom is an illusory thing?
What are you saying?

Anonymous said...

Do you really want a JP sticking you with a needle? Especially one from Wise County?? Autry isnt JP anymore!

Anonymous said...

Get a pit bull and a doberman (nice ones) on loan for a while.
That will get the neighbor kids mothers attention. Be sure and walk them across their front yard when their outside.

Anonymous said...

I don't have any respect for a magistrate that shouldn't even have an office in this state. THEIR NOT LAWYERS!
Waist of tax payers money, to have the sub courthouses (4) in this county and their staff.
The crazy county attorney that is in austin is getting our tax dollars (payroll) to go to Austin, BS! He also has to take time out to go and prosecute at the JP offices when they have trials.
This could all be done in one place.
Municipal Judges should be lawyers also.
Texas is 100 years behind the times on these issues.
Anyone know how many states even have JP's any longer. Probably 2 if that anymore.
This kind of waist could go to education, but we pay for a JP to get an education to be a JP after their elected.

Anonymous said...

10:56, this is 10:30. Compass not needed. Simple common sense, is. Tsunamis happen in the Pacific Ocean irregardless of the direction the wave is traveling. They call them Tsunamis in the far east. Tidal waves are what they are called in the Atlantic. The points east was a throwback to the old train days, where if you were going to Ft Worth from Dallas they would say Train to Ft. Worth and points west leaving in 15 minutes. Points is not only a reference to an arrow direction, but also a point on a map. Look it up, and Rage all day.

Anonymous said...

I support the county attorney down in austin. Seems like he is trying to do more to prosecute drunks on our roads. Thank you Mr. Stanton.

Anonymous said...

Insurance companies need to represent themselves as compassionate to the public even if they are not. Firing Gilbert was the right move.

Anonymous said...

The spelling on here is so bad it looks as if everyone is mocking everyone else.
Uncle Wally

Anonymous said...

12:50 - Irregardless isn't a word. It's just regardless. You could use irrespective if you wanted to use big boy words.

And as to the whole JP issue, most of them do not have a JD, but doesn't mean they can decern whether an affidavit has PC or not.

Some rural agencies don't have access to county or district judges on a regular basis. So, instead of gathering evidence (the stuff you need for a prosecution), you'd rather pay your local law enforcement to not do their job?

Poor misguided people. Must be nice living that that fantasy world where everything is rainbows and unicorns.

Anonymous said...

We need less lawyers, not more.
Same could be said for illegals.

Will said...

I don't know about the regional usage, but tidal wave is annoyingly inaccurate. Most waves are tidal waves, but giant waves caused by an earthquake have absolutely nothing to do with tides. I couldn't tell you what the etymology of "tsunami" is (sounds Japanese, Chinese, or Fillipino to me), but at least it doesn't have wrong-ness right there in the name.

Anonymous said...

irrespective and regardless have joined together to form a new word,
"irregardless"
Sarah Palin

Anonymous said...

I cannot find anything in the Mess about Devin Godbolt.
I've seen one FB post that mentions him having several surgeries, and another one as well, and a mention of Compartment Syndrome.
Can anyone direct me to accurate information?

Anonymous said...

Country folks sometimes sue oil companies just to get them to live up to the leases they signed.

No help from the RRC. I have a stack of "warnings" the RRC has sent our operator to no avail. They continue to do as they please!

As a royalty owner who still lives on his property, I value the beauty of my place.

In a perfect world, a royalty owner would lease his land, pocket the bonus money and pray, pray Hard they never drill

Anonymous said...

Concerning municipal judges:

I was once covering a city trial for a newspaper about a lady who had a mum business in her home in violation of zoning laws. The judge, who was an old man and a goofball, instead of saying "sustained" when a lawyer objected to something, he would say "abstained". I almost laughed out loud it was so ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

10:30 - you have no idea what you're talking about.

A tidal wave is generated by weather, such as a storm surge.

A tsunami is usually generated by an earthquake in the open ocean. It can also be caused by a massive avalanche or a meteorite.

A seiche is generated by an earthquake and occurs in a land-locked body of water, such as a lake.

Neither has anything to do whether it's in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans.

If you believe otherwise, cite your sources. (you won't find any, so don't bother).

Anonymous said...

Godbolt aint he that 1/2 niggra that live here for a while?

Anonymous said...

Rage,

Compass my ass. try a map dude, unless you are from South Carolina.
The quake occurred off the east coast of Japan. Tsunami travelled west to hit Japan the moved east across the Pacific ocean until it reached Hawaii. Then continued east
to the Americas.

You are so dumb as to be entertaining, but you are not fooling anyone with your fake sophisication. Go back to South Carolina. There's a girl there who needs a really smart moron like you to help her through the next beauty pageant

Anonymous said...

3:56 I disagree. I am a property owner and I want them to drill, of course a good distance from the house, but hey, another few thousand a month in mailbox money would encourage me to put up with a little noise and a well in view!

I repeat since no one answered me: WHO IS THIS DEVIN DUDE? NEVERE HEARD OF HIM

Anonymous said...

Anyone know why flags are at half-mast, yet once again? Who kicked it this time?

Anonymous said...

CLUNKER MATH

Think of it this way: A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year.
A brand new car that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year.

So, the average "Cash for Clunkers" transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.
They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 224 million gallons saved per year. That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.

Five million barrels is about 5 hours worth of US consumption. More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $70 per barrel costs about $350 million
dollars. The "Cash for Clunkers" program cost taxpayers $3 billion dollars. Therefore, the government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to save $350
million.
We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.

I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.

David said...

I like Skip, great guy. The last time I saw him, a couple of ago, he was writing a piece (while sitting in my office where I tried to add a sentence to his story and snag a byline), and I think he told me it was about serial killers. He said it would run in the spring, probably March/April time frame.

Not sure that sounds like a tear jerker. Or if its the same story.

Now I am gonna go get backyard nekkid and yell a the neighbors.

Anonymous said...

6:18, I said that the tsunami moved in both directions. 10:30 said they only moved in one direction.

Learn to read. And then teach all these other yayhoos.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage

You really are a figgin' idiot. Why do you continue to post your garbage? Nobody's impressed, trust me. You are the sort who has nothing important to say, so you just say it very loudly, thinking that's the same thing. It's not. Oh well, I guess you're having fun.
The rest of us are getting pretty tired of it though. You are undoubtedly used to that I'm sure

Anonymous said...

3:56 PM I know exactly what you mean. I'm hung under a lease signed with Mitchell in the 1960's and live on the land. Devon has screwed me hard. They threatened to sue me, pay nothing and drill anyway when I pointed out they were paying less than 1/3 of other local operators for damages.

Any questions I've asked them about the well have been met with a solid road block.

Anonymous said...

"As a royalty owner who still lives on his property, I value the beauty of my place."

That's funny right there. Do you send back the Big Mac when it doesn't look like the picture too? EOG & XTO don't give a damn about your property and what condition they leave it in, they only care about that 150x150 pad for as long as it's producing

Anonymous said...

150x150? That would be nice. "My" pad is 300x300.

Anonymous said...

10:08 said that JP's "...pronounce individuals dead from death." That's AWESOME!