3.22.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • New Parker County district judge Trey Loftin was really playing to the cameras in the courtroom when he denied the alleged kidnapper/arsonist/rapist Jeffrey Maxwell a court appointed attorney yesterday.  "Sir, I don't think the people of Parker County want me to give you an attorney if you have this kind of financial ability."
  • When the trash fails to get picked up (why was I the only one in the neighborhood?) it kind of puts you in a bind for the rest of the week.
  • I had forgotten about the interview a few months back with the Fort Worth man who had a face transplant yesterday. Absolutely horrific what that accident did to him. (When I first wrote this I typed "faceplant" instead of "face transplant" which means I watch too many video clips.)
  • A U.S. F-15 went down in Libya today due to mechanical issues but both crew members were rescued. (I suspect Maverick's ego was writing checks his body couldn't cash.)
  • And Wikipedia tells me the cost of one of those planes is just under $30 million. We waste a lot of money being the World's War Machine. 
  • Just saw a Wise County felony criminal court docket that has six defendants with Hispanic surnames charged with "Hindering Apprehension Or Prosecution of Known Felon" on it. I hope that was one very bad felon or that's overkill. 
  • William Shatner is 80 today. He'll always be Captain Kirk to me. 
  • A tuition hike at UNT will now bring "the average tuition for 15 hours to $4,391 per semester." Is that right? When did that cost explode?
  • The Love's truck stop (or whatever it's called), has put its sign up at 114/287 in Rhome and the McDonald's golden arches are part of it.  That's Wise County's third one and a sure sign we've hit the Big Time. Edit: Oops. Forgot about the one in Walmart.
  • The War on Drugs in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Oh, my
  • Irving MacArthur coach Suzie Oelschlegel promised her girls basketball team that she would get a tattoo of the team’s motto if they won the state title. They won. The motto: “We n dat thang.” 
  • The punk bully who got thrown down in last week's viral video went on A Current Affair and gives us seven seconds of video gold. 









70 comments:

Anonymous said...

The cost of college started going up when the federal government got into the student loan business. With tuition guaranteed by the government the colleges began doubling and tripling (and more) the cost of education.

Anonymous said...

Constable comments in 3, 2, 1...

adam said...

"A tuition hike at UNT will now bring "the average tuition for 15 hours to $4,391 per semester." Is that right? When did that cost explode?"

It's been going up steadily since deregulation, but the increase has rocketed further with the state budget cuts.

Anonymous said...

The light bulb ban is redicules. Let me decide if I want the new or old bulbs. The new bulbs are very contriversial and by no means are safer, only more efficient. Since when is it illeagle to be inefficient? I will stock up on incandescent bulbs. Some people like the heat. I use 2 100 watt bulbs in my well house in winter instead of a gas or electric heater. In that situation, it is the most efficient. Where does the government get off making that choice for me. What is next, boxers or briefs?

LEL

wordkyle said...

That's what the kid gets for not using his teleprompter.

Anonymous said...

I've seen Loftin practice in Ft. Worth. He wasnt playing for the cameras, thats the way he really is. Sheriff Fowler takes time for some media attention to escort a prisoner to court? Just like Walker.

Anonymous said...

Oh please let me comment on the previous post! Please! Please! Please!

Anonymous said...

Feel good thought of the day......
Decatur School board meets tonight to cut teacher jobs.
No Worries!

Anonymous said...

Seems All You Notable Ornery Talentless Ones Can Rail About Candid Kodak-images.

Anonymous said...

Make that the 4th McD's for our county (don't forget the one inside Wally World)

Anonymous said...

8:54 AM , Feel good thought for the day......LOVES - Truck Stop Hookers! The local economy is going to boom in the Rhome/Newark area!

Anonymous said...

“We n dat thang.”

These are American girls...from 'murica, right?
To me, the motto makes it sound as if she's coaching a Vietnamese team

A coach promising to get a tat to commemorate a title is a stupid idea, and sends the wrong message. Getting that nonsensical statement is even stupider. Why didn't she get the words "state champions" or the school's mascot, or a basketball with the year on it?

RPM said...

Will there be sales tax on Lot Lizards?

Anonymous said...

Have 3 kids who attended/graduated from college over the past 8 years and the costs have been steadily rising. They didn't 'explode'...you are just now cognizant of it because now you have a family. They're been getting worse every year for at least 10 years.

Thought: you may be the neighborhood pariah since your wife declared war on the kids next door over a dog.

Anonymous said...

8:40, not true. The loan program is a LOAN, not an open check. The banking and private financial community fought long and hard to keep government out of the national college loan program because of the easy profits and fees (our tax money) made to businesses. Since the feds have entered the mix, fees have gone down. Costs of college tuition skyrocketed when states, led by Texas, drastically cut back state funding, allowing the institutions to replace it with tuition increases that were not capped. And then the elected officials acted shocked - SHOCKED about the huge increases when students and parents complained.

And in closing on the loan program, you can still go down to your local banker and take out a secured personal loan to educate your young one. Nothing in the law to prevent it. Just a normal loan with normal requirements.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Hope you send an afternoon pick me up. your eye candy this morning is
a little on the heavy side....

Anonymous said...

9:20 and no Update???

Anonymous said...

I got the update on messenger's fb page.

Anonymous said...

Need a link for the bully interview!

Anonymous said...

Anyone have a feeling as to how the Love's is going to impact traffic at the 114/287 on-off exchanges?

Anonymous said...

We waste a lot of money being the World's War Machine.


Money well spent if it keeps the terrorists out of our country.

What this government wastes a lot of money and resources on is illegal immigrants from Mexico bringing crime, once erradicated diseases, drugs, and many other negatives to this country.

What this government wastes money on is trying to nationalize health care.

What this government wastes money on is giving Pell Grants to drug dealers so they move from the ghetto to a college town and deal drugs from their dorm. Or they spend that money on crap.

Money for the military to protect our country and it's interests is money well spent.

Anonymous said...

Note to world if your kid is being bullied by a punk with an eyebrow piercing and you get a chance to interact with the parents throat punch them immediately.

Anonymous said...

Everything I've ever read about the F-15 has the cost at 40 million. Not that it matters, but 10 million here and 10 million there and pretty soon we're talking real money.

Anonymous said...

How many negras you think they have on that team to have such a ridiculous motto?

Anonymous said...

I heard a while back that they were going to widen 114 by Loves and add turn lanes, but not sure if that is true or not.

Anonymous said...

Your morning pic reminds of the bars I used to drink in. A tube top was never considered to be a fashion faux pas but a real fashion statement regardless of the size of the woman wearing said item. This was especially true when paired with tight jeans and what are referred to as manly footwear. Missing that is one of the benefits of sobriety. May I humbly suggest that an afternoon pick me up would be appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Incandescent bulbs should definately be outlawed along with the fluorescent bulbs. It should be mandatory that everybody use the new LED bulbs from Polybrite. They contain no lead, use 90% less electricity and the main reason is I own stock in that company.

Anonymous said...

I don't mind using the F-15's. They are outdated anyway. But did you see that we flew three B-2 bombers all the way from Missouri to drop bombs on Libya? 12,000 miles and 25 hours. And each of those planes cost a Billion (with a "b") bucks. No way I'd risk that much capital on some two-bit dictator.

Anonymous said...

LEDs also contain arsenic. The point is that the government has no business telling us what consumer items to purchase.

LEL

Anonymous said...

Negative ghost rider, maverick flew an F14

Anonymous said...

A taste of chocolate thunder...no thanks.

Boyd
Love's Truck Stop

Anonymous said...

Loves truck stop hookers will be higher class than the station across the way, plus you get a free truck stop shower with purchase!

Anonymous said...

The Texas Legislature deregulated tuition allowing state schools to charge what they want, I think in 2003 budget crunch. The universities wanted the freedom to do that to replace the state funds that were cut. It is a good idea to buy the hours now at today's prices throught the state's Texas Promise Fund. Also, junior/community colleges are a good place to get your first 60 hours at about a tenth of the price, then transfer to a 4 year school for junior/senior years.
The first poster is wrong. This is a state issue. Ask Weatherford state representative Phil King.

Anonymous said...

Love's parking lot will be party central and the hookers will be knocking on doors in local towns for business. Just wait and see. Beggars and thieves will infiltrate Rhome.

Anonymous said...

LOL!!!! Forget 20 for a hooker, pay her in Chesters Chicken!

Goober said...

Hey 8:40, I bet you're one of those anti-gov't. T partiers, aren't you! Fact is, tution rates skyrocketed when YOUR TEXAS REPUBLICAN Legislature and George W. abdicated it's responsibilities to fund state higher ed., deregulated the setting of tuition rates (you know how all you folks love the lower cost associated with deregulation), and turned the schools loose to set their own tuition rates and fees. But somewhere your probably telling people it's all the Obama admin. fault. Moron!

Anonymous said...

I will get screwed more by Phil King and the Texas education system than a Loves truck stop hooker!

Anonymous said...

Dumb phrases - part duh
Odyssey Dawn?!
Who's idea was it to name the current bombing raid on Libya? As Colbert said last night "That's not a military operation, it's a cruise ship!"
But it was the French who kicked off the air strikes. Sounds like something they would do - "Le Dawn de Odyssey". I guess "Le Nuit de Stinky Armpit" was a little too menacing


"Daddy, we surveyed all the kids in school like you asked, and the top three choices were:
Odyssey Dawn
Justin Bieber
Friday...Friday...Friday..."

Triple Fake Sasha & Malia

Rage said...

That's what the kid gets for not using his teleprompter.

Or not writing it on his hands, right?

http://trueslant.com/nickobourn/2010/02/07/sarah-palin-caught-writing-notes-on-hand-for-tea-party-interview/

Jarhead said...

Limited time offer: free face "transplants" to all LL blog readers. I'm not a doctor and I have no surgical instruments, but I'm sure I'll come up with something.

I promise it will only hurt a little.

JH

Anonymous said...

I think I can post that drug girls bond Barry. Will you represent her if I do ?


The Backdoor Intruder

Anonymous said...

looks like BG bowed to the people(peeps) and put a black woman in a bikini on Tuesday Morning Thoughts.
AAArrrffff
AAArrrrfffff
the county is going to the dogs

Anonymous said...

"Fact is, tution rates skyrocketed when YOUR TEXAS REPUBLICAN Legislature and George W. abdicated it's responsibilities to fund state higher ed.,"

Where is it written that it is the governments "responsibility" to fund higher education. And again, the government has no money of its own, only what it takes from us.

If my children do not go to college, why do I have to fund it for some one else's.

LEL

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the trash man reads this blog.

Don't think the beggars and thieves
will be that quick to relocate from Decatur.

Diggler said...

The neighborhood kids told the trash man that you had batteries and rubber tires in your can. I would go buy them a new xbox game and make up.

Anonymous said...

Rage, It's kind of hard to write a whole speech on your hand. She simply had written subjects that she wanted to talk about without notes and without a teleprompter.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she should have bigger hands. All Katie Couric had to do to stump her was ask: "Hey, what magazines do you read?"

Palin's response: "Duuuuhhhhhhh..."

Rage

Jack Daniels said...

Re: The War on Drugs in Scranton, Pennsylvania--- "Help me find the keys to my jeep and I'll drive us outta here."

adam said...

Education is a right in the Texas state constitution.

wordkyle said...

Obama was asked a similar question about his reading, and gave an answer similar to Palin's.

Anonymous said...

Rage is just upset that Palin is hawt and he is just a liberal crack pot.

Anonymous said...

WordKyle is just wasting his time talking to the troll Rage.

Anonymous said...

Yet you criticize only Obama? Standard BS out of wordkyle...

Rage

Anonymous said...

Anyone who can fit 54 bags of heroin in their vag along with a wad of cash ought to get off with a warning.

Well done, ma'am.

Anonymous said...

You peoples be trippin.

Anonymous said...

Go to the board meeting thursday night or keep your trap closed

Anonymous said...

Rage, Maybe she should have bigger hands? At least she has a bigger brain than your fearless leader who has to have a teleprompter. Palin doesn't need a teleprompter or notes. She also doesn't stutter when she speaks like Obammy does off prompter.

wordkyle said...

I don't talk to the troll. (Notice that I don't even dignify it with a name anymore.) I give other people information and sources so that they can make up their own minds. For example, everybody has heard all about Palin's missteps. I'll bet almost no one had heard of Obama's answer to the "reading list" question. That kind of info doesn't make it through the MSM filters, and he certainly wasn't publicly ridiculed for months over it. Trolls provide opportunities to point out such things.

Anonymous said...

IM WITH 11:18, ONLY WITHOUT BABY OIL

Anonymous said...

What you pay in tuition is a pittance in comparison to what the schools get from the state and fed sources.

I haven't followed the hikes this time, but normally when it happens they are so far behind the rising costs of everything it's ridiculous.

CT said...

The side note story on the war on drugs in Scranton, PA was..umm..interesting?Weirder? Odder?? Dude carted all the stuff to prison in his own secret spot..I suppose there is less room there than in the lady's vag, just sayin..gross either way.

Anonymous said...

Adam,

Maybe so, but not a college education, that is a priviledge.

LEL

Anonymous said...

Odd, the Scranton PA drug Lordette was not hiding drugs in her "genitals" as the article states as that is the external reproductive organs.

She was more correctly hiding them in her vagina.

Or if you prefer the technical term: her coochie.

Anonymous said...

"I don't talk to the troll"

=

"I have met my match, and I'm tired of him making me look stupid, so I'm not going to respond at all but instead call him names and act like he's the troll instead of me."

wordkyle said...

815 - Ouch, the pain hurts. Truly, your intellect is dizzying. Other people should immediately stop making up their own minds. Nobody needs to see sources for claims and accusations. That's ridiculous. Simply believe the troll's posts, before you get hurt like this too!!

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Did I miss anything? Been outta touch today.

I read something about a honey being able to stuff 54 bags in her hoohah? Yum diggity?

Anonymous said...

I seem to remember him citing plenty, and you and mzchief respond only with "OMG, OBAMA IS A BLACK COMMIE MUSLIM! SHOE ME THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE!"

It's fun to watch, actually.

Anonymous said...

I heard that the first one hundred and twelve bombs cost 186 million.That's just chump change to Obama.I'm sure Libia will remburse us when it's over.I think Germany paid their war debt off two years ago.

Anonymous said...

"Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell"

Double Fake Lynyrd Skynyrd

Anonymous said...

9:35, just a lot of talk about TRUCK STOP HOOKERS at the new Loves in Rhome.