3.29.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Cars were sliding off the roadways all over the place this morning in Wise County. I guess that bit about a combination or a little rain with roadways built up with oil and grit is true.
  • The guy that slammed into the tanker truck in Fort Worth causing the death of it's driver in a fireball had been at a club in Fort Worth called Embargo. According to its web site, that night was called/featured "Mezcla Latino." Somebody tell me what that means.
  • Almost saw an on field controversy last night at a 2nd Grade softball game as to whether there were two or three outs. 
  • Yesterday's Random Thoughts were riddled with words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Hey, I type fast.  I was going to refer to them as homonyms but then it seemed like the correct word was homophone and now I think they may technically be called heterographsThat's unnecessarily confusing. 
  • A national sports columnist (who I can't decide it brilliant or a nutcase) reports that Bobby Knight is going to Purdue for $10 million a year for three years. Maybe he's a nutcase after all.
  • An apartment balcony collapsed led to a man's death in Kaufman over the weekend. The fall was only 12 feet but having concrete fall along with you would not help your odds. 
  • That apartment complex put notices on a handful of apartments telling them their home was unsafe. On WFAA, a couple was complaining they had no where to go because "we both work at McDonald's and have four kids."
  • Woke Mrs. LL up yesterday and she groggily reached towards the corner of the bed and said something about trying to find the "curbside speakers." 
  • The Wise County Sheriff's Office is auctioning off two donkeys and a pig on Saturday.
  • A cobra escaped from the Bronx Zoo a couple of days and apparently he has started a Twitter account while on the run. Funny. Very funny.
  • Anyone know what's going on with Fox 4's morning anchor Tim Ryan? I think I've seen him on TV one time in three weeks.
  • My "hey, now" radar has been going off lately for actress Amy Adams.
  • I saw last week the weird story of a deputy sheriff being injured by a cow in East Texas but didn't mention it here. I will now because the deputy died yesterday
  • Libya: When W invaded Iraq, I just thought he was a reckless redneck who was going after someone "who tried to kill my dad." With Obama's attack on Libya, I think something deeply calculated is going on behind the scenes that he's lying to us about.
  • Despite our propensity to bomb anything that moves, Congress hasn't passed a Declaration of War since World War II.
  • Lots of buzz about Skip Hollandsworth's new article in Texas Monthly about a "1970s serial killer nobody have ever heard of." I haven't read "The Lost Boys" yet but it's available online here


71 comments:

Anonymous said...

pink on black
pink on black
pink on black

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

I hope Congress doesn't hear about the cobra.

Anonymous said...

I'm a girl and I've NEVER commented on any of your "hey now" pictures, but this girl is GORGEOUS! She's the perfect mix of naughty and nice. I might even consider batting for the other team for this one!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful woman this woman. Good job Barry.

Anonymous said...

Goddess O Mighty!

Anonymous said...

I miss Tim Ryan too. I much prefer him to Lauren.

Anonymous said...

HAAAWWWTT BABE!!!!
mezla Latina- i'm not sure bout the definition,BUT I'm leanin towards it bein somethin bout a messican!!!!

Anonymous said...

HAAAWWWTT BABE!!!!
mezla Latina- i'm not sure bout the definition,BUT I'm leanin towards it bein somethin bout a messican!!!!

Anonymous said...

Libya: With Obama's attack on Libya, I think something deeply calculated is going on behind the scenes that he's lying to us about.


He is just an idiot. That is all there is to it!

We should not be there. Why aren't all the war hippies protesting this?! Where is that stupid idiot Sheehan who protested Bush all those years?!

Dpcbb said...

Thanks for posting the Texas Monthly link. I've been watching for this issue. I was going to go look for it today. This is the article he was trying to get done by deadline when he was in my office. Sounded really interesting.

wordkyle said...

I recently read an interesting observation: Barack Obama approached the UN for permission for the United States to intervene militarily in Libya, but did not consult with nor ask the US Congress. By the way, I disagree with both your assessments. I think Obama's inexperience in foreign policy is showing up clearly now. Obama originally set out with one goal, to make Muslim countries "like" us. Having failed at that, he is now lost when it comes time to actually do something. For once in his life he's not able to simply vote "Present," and he can't handle it.

Anonymous said...

Keep in mind Lybia just signed new oil leases with BP (getting the Lockerby bomber released in the process)

I like Obama, but he is no different from his predecessors doing favors for the Big Boys.

Someone is profiting somewhere in this deal.

Phi GRAMMA Slamma said...

Mr. LL, I enjoy your blog daily. It is a wonderful site full of local color and beautiful women.

Today, there is one thing that bothers me, however. I can not abide by the blatant misuse of "it's" in your second statement. I believe you mean "its" which is possessive, not "it's" which is a contraction for "it is."

I usually look beyond typos and misspellings, but the "its" versus "it's" issue is one which I can not overlook. Aside from that, great blog and many thanks.

Carry on.

PS: wonderful page - http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

Anonymous said...

Wow BG, it only took you how long to figure out Obammy has been lying to us??!!

Anonymous said...

I've been tracking Amy Adams for some time now. For best results, you should invest in some sort of AWACS system

Let's see...
GW invades Iraq - simple explanation: their repressive leader is a bad guy and we need to get rid of him.
Your explanation: reckless redneck with a family vendetta
BO bombs Libya - simple explanation: their repressive leader is a bad guy and we need to get rid of him.
Your explanation: "something deeply calculated is going on"
Hmmmmmmmm...

Anonymous said...

Yes, cows are dangerous, wounded or in good health. So sorry the deputy landed on the cement.
Fate is a scary thing, we never no when our time is up, or how we go.

Anonymous said...

The Cobra Twitter account is very funny! Best line, under the heading "Location", "I'm not @ the Bronx Zoo."

Anonymous said...

Phi Gramma...... dont u just wished anybodies gave a rat''''s arse what you thank on its or it's or any, grammer or aint or y"all or chit or .... or ?
I do hope my grade is acceptable on this comment.

Anonymous said...

Phi Gramma,
"we don't need your education.
we don't need you self control......

- Fake Pink Floyd

Anonymous said...

I don't think you mentioned the Youth Fair, but I went to the Queen contests for the 4-H, FCCLA and FFA last night at the Decatur HS Auditorium. What a major two hour ordeal!. Lots of money spent on dresses, hair & makeup. $5.00 to get in. I remember when they did this in the arena. Those were better, simpler times (only 3 years ago). I'd pay $10.00 if they would at least do this during the day, so people can get home before dark. Why does everything have to be blown out of proportion these days, especially in light of the big school lay offs!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Agree with all the commentors about today's selection. You get a cookie, sir.

Maybe Tim Ryan's cynical sarcasm finally got the better of him. You know, he just woke up one day and said, "No... I just can't do it anymore."

Huge +1 on Amy A. She does a nice Amelia Earnhart.

Sad, sad story you mentioned, "The Lost Boys." I had no clue about this and am amazed that in a six square mile neighborhood you could have 30+ teenagers disappear and no one would put together a team to investigate.

The whole Lybia thing makes no sense to me. I think we have no business being there. I believe we should have learned from Iraq... I supported W and felt it was right at the time. In hindsight I realize that our intelligence community made a huge blunder. Fast forward to now; I want no part of Lybia.

Anonymous said...

LEAST WE FORGET THE REAL HISTORY OF OUR INVOLVEMENT IN IRAQ:

http://www.kdp.se/old/chemical.html

Take a look at the results of a sulfur mustard and Tabun gas attack and cry for the dead Kurds in northern Iraq, 75% who were women and children. Five thousand died. Take a look at a dead mother clutching her dead infant.

WMD, aka Tabun gas, was Saddam's favorite weapon. Four United Nations inspectors confirmed it was used against the Iranians.

Bush consulted Congress, not the United Nations. Every major player from the Democrat Party issued statements or spoke on the floors of Congress confirming that WMD (Tabun, surfur mustard) were used and would be used again if Saddam wwere not taken out.

What the hell is the man who voted against his own Democrat Party on issues of supporting the war in Iraq doing sending Americans into a new war? And he is doing so without the consent of Congress.

Rage said...

For once in his life he's not able to simply vote "Present," and he can't handle it.

What a dishonest post. A few days ago you complained that Obama waited too long to do any good. And now that the rebels are on the advance, you switch to "he doesn't know what he's doing."

In six years when Obama is out of office, I wonder what you're going to do with all of this extra time you'll have, not obsessing over Obama. I'm sure you'll blame the next wave of social progress, or Democratic leadership, or recession on him--just like you probably did for Clinton years after he was gone, and complain about Democrats doing for Bush now.

It's a shame, really. Your dishonesty used to be at least partially disguised. Now, it's just straight up dishonest.

Anonymous said...

Was not aware that it was lawful to auction off defense attorneys.

Anonymous said...

Skip Hollandsworth's story in Texas Monthly is another masterpiece. I was a teenage boy when all of this hit the news and was haunted by many aspects. The sadness of young lives lost merely because they were at the wrong place at the wrong time. Families suffering for years with questions and undeserved guilt. The unexplained need of an evil man to do this, but most of all, what possessed his accomplices to follow along.

Even though this is one of the most puzzling cases of mass murder in our history, it has been one of the least studied. Through Hollandsworth's sensitive and thorough reporting, I realized that I still retain a haunting sadness 40 years later. There is no better at their craft than Skip Hollansworth.

Anonymous said...

Tim Ryan & Megan Henderson were the best AM show, hands down. Lauren Pryzbel sux, and she is dumb. She cannot flow with the cadence of the stories, and she is desperately dependent on the teleprompter. Tim is probably seeking therapy from having been paired with a hot and smart co-host, to a blonde idiot with horse jaw. Chrystal Gutierrez is just as off-putting. Put Fiona in there, and then Tim will come back.

The Secret Police said...

9:08
That's just the wat it is man, liberals and logic do not reside in the same room together.

Anonymous said...

I already heard Yackety Sax playing in my mind when I imagined the Cobra Of Justice out cavorting in New York. Now it will be worse.

Cool switch up from the retard chicks you've had past couple of posts. She looks hot and smart.

Jack Daniels said...

1. "...that he's lying to us about."
Do my eyes deceive me? Did you really say that? WELCOME ABOARD!

2. "Mezcla Latino" - Latin mix

3. Todays babe---A+

Anonymous said...

The donkey auction was last Saturday.

Anonymous said...

"Mezcla Latino."
Dyslexic trying to spell Mezcal, maybe?

I'm getting a big Technicolor picture of the cobra trying to cross the street in traffic: (with Noo Yawk accent) "I'm slitherin' here!"

Triple Fake Ratso Rizzo

Anonymous said...

Calculated....? More like strategic. With the invasion of Libya, Iran will be surrounded by UN/US military. As we all know, Iran is the hub for terrorist activity. Nice play, Obammy...

RPM said...

Amy Adams has been on my radar since Psycho Beach Party.

Obama went to the UN for permission to attack Libya? I could have sworn it was France, The UK and Lebanon.

Personally, I don't get the fawning over today's Random Thoughts Girl. I've got several exwives that are hotter.

Anonymous said...

She looks like she want to drive a race car real fast like.

Bacon scale 4 out of 5

Anonymous said...

This time it really is about the oil. I bet the liberal weenie eco wacko's are fit to be tied. Obammy has his weenie in a ringer this time and I am loving it.

janneba said...

That is a horrible story The Lost Boys, so much fell through the cracks. Just really a sad story. It is a long story but worth the read.

Anonymous said...

a "1970s serial killer nobody have ever heard of."

Native Texans over the age of 50 remember Dean Coril and Elmer Wayne Henley.

Skip Hollandsworth thinks he knows more about Texas than you. He doesn't.

wordkyle said...

I guess the lawn gnomes were playing their music too loud again and woke up the troll. Before anyone gets too dreamy-eyed over rebel success, he might want to read the Drudge headline story "Rebels on the run." I maintained -- both originally and consistently since then -- that IF Obama made the right decision in helping the rebels, he took several weeks to make it -- after hundreds or thousands of them had been killed. Meanwhile, his explanations ring hollow:
- America was not the world's policeman when I took office, but now it is.
- We'll defend Libyans against slaughter, but not Syrians, Congolese or non-Arab Sudanese.

- Gadhafi must go, but that's not our mission.
- Present.

Anonymous said...

I remember hearing about this case back in the mid-70s. Trivia question: who was the OTHER Houston serial mass murderer who killed numerous female victims during the 70's?

Anonymous said...

Want to read some good letters. Go to www.alvordonline.com and read the letters to the editor.

Anonymous said...

The only thing I ever liked about Bammy was his promise to end the war. Hasn't happened, though. And yes, 8:50, I consider myself a 'war hippie'. Hated it in the 1960s and still hate it...for ANY reason.

Anonymous said...

i heard the snake was headed to cobra kai dojo.

Anonymous said...

our government has the propensity to be a gd joke

Anonymous said...

"Iran will be surrounded..."

Somebody get this poster a world atlas. The stationing of US/UN troops in Libya to contain Iran is a moronic concept. That would be a good strategic plan if we were using Napoleonic tactics, but this is the 21st century. The campaign won't go any further than aerial attacks.
We don't have the manpower (or desire) to invade a third country. The rest of the world barely had the stomach to help out in Iraq and Afghanistan. What makes you think they'll commit to ground troops in Libya?
And the hotbed of terrorist activity is Yemen, with Saudi Arabia probably a secret second

Anonymous said...

My Banjo just exploded.

Anonymous said...

Someone thinks today's pic is an A+. That rock on her left hand would choke a horse!

Anonymous said...

Todays lady is the best you have EVER posted. That is all woman, raw, cultured and smokin hot.
damn.....I'd bring her home to meet my wife......

Anonymous said...

Fiona Hell yea...

Anonymous said...

Rage -
you are dead on correct in your response to wordkyle.

And now Word is calling you names - "troll." He's beginning to take on mzchief's MO. I really thought he was above that.

mzchief said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
mzchief said...

Let me get this straight...
According to the liberal mind, it is not only appropriate but acceptable for the POTUS to lie to Americans so long as liberals think there is a chance they will agree with the secret reason the POTUS, they elected, is using to justify lying BUT a POTUS, not elected by liberals, is a war mongering bastard for telling a truth with which liberals disagree or elect to not believe.

That is, either, the most messed up logic I have ever heard or the finest example of hypocrisy.

Where is the outrage, that Obama, during his "I started a war with Libya but it's all good because the UN says so." speech, basically declared the US Constitution only provides guidelines for why the US should enter into armed conflict and since Obama unilaterally decided the Libya situation did not meet the parameters set forth within the US Constitution it is all good that Obama, without the US Congress, determined the Libya situation was of such significance that he just had to UNILATERALLY commit military resources to engage a sovereign nation in a "Kinetic Military Action."

Liberals buying Obama's BullSnoT, when everyone, with an ounce of integrity and a brain, knows liberals would be frothing at the mouth, having a snot slinging, wall-eyed fit if Bush pulled that stunt, proves there is such a thing as Liberal Hypocrisy.


BTW...Smokin' hawt RTG.

Anonymous said...

I kind of agree with what 10:50 said about Skip Hollandsworth, who is only about one-and-a-half years younger than me, so he should have a solid personal memory of this event. That would put us both at about the same ages as some of the victims, which made it pretty scary. I recall sitting in my grandmother's house in Houston watching them dig up the bodies on TV. True, anyone over the age of 50who was living in Texas at the time could outline the story. So, when you say "nobody", what are we...chopped liver?

My first thought on hearing Henley's name was "Ooh, I bet Don Henley isn't gonna be too happy about that name association." I think he managed it okay, though

The Secret Police said...

To 1:55 and The Troll,
What is dishonest about Wordy's post?
Allow me to penetrate your ignorance. BHO did wait too long, he is demonstrating how not to use the American Military. Obama told the world Khadafy had to go. Then he says we are not going to remove him, again, he shouted this to the entire world. Try harder and maybe you can grasp the concept of not telling your enemy that you plan to be outta here by the end of the week. To me its just been a wasted trip to Libya. Admittedly noone really knows exactly what's going on over there, but for now it's Muslims killing Muslims again. I don't mind if Khadafy is room temp.
but I think Al Queda is going to end up running the show there, and I think Obama knows this.
Meanwhile, keep up your pathetic attempts to defend this lazy bum of a Pres., maybe someday you will learn about the evil ways of your liberal friends.

Anonymous said...

Editor, please post the bottom half of today's Pic/Chic tomorrow.

Americans That Support Profiles

Anonymous said...

10:50 & 3:09,

Your pride in remembering the events of the Hollandsworth story seem to cloud your understanding of his use of the word "nobody" in prefacing the story. As sensational as the story was when it broke, I recall a sense that the coverage abruptly ended with many unanswered questions such as identities and were all of the victims recovered.

Skip speculates in the story as to possible explainations why the powers that be in Houston would have wanted the story to quickly go away. I agree with Hollandsworth that you would be hard pressed to find the follow-up attention that other mass murders of this magnitude received. Yes, because I'm old enough to remember, I, as other 50-somethings, could recount basic information about this story, but ask a 30-something if they have heard of Ted Bundy, The Boston Strangler, or John Wayne Gayce and I believe they could possibly give you an educated response. But "nobody" that wasn't old enough to live the events of this story can tell you who Dean Corll, Wayne Henley, or David Brooks were.

Anonymous said...

Obammy uses home grown 60's hippy terrorist to write his autobiography. You know the one he said he only knew casually from his neighborhood that he met a couple of times. How much more of this piece of shit are you liberal weenies going to buy into?

Anonymous said...

3:04 as usual MzChief is on target. Liberal hyposcrisy at its best!

Anonymous said...

Today's chic seems the most popular in the recent past...interesting that she's not only not skin and bones but is a bit long in the tooth...(older for you idiots). I like it.

Anonymous said...

Chick has fake rock, fake fingernails, and fake boobs, receeding hairline, not to mention fine hair. Turn her head more to the right and that jaw bone is prolly more distinguished that Gary Busey's. Seen and had better. Prolly has an arse bigger than Michelle Obammy's.

Anonymous said...

I heard the pig sold for $15! That could have fed you, Mrs.LL, and the chillens for awhile.....nutin like fresh sausage, ham, chops, and bacon!!

Anonymous said...

5:44 you prolly WISH you had better. I wish I had better.

Anonymous said...

I agree that Skip Hollandsworth is an incredible story teller.

His way with words leaves me speechless, breathless, and a sense that I was there!

Anonymous said...

Bush does it = OK.

Obama does it = HYPOCRISY OMG EVERYBODY IS A LIAR WHERE IS THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE B HUSSEIGN IS A SEEKRET MOOSLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mzchief is 100% correct.

Anonymous said...

At least we are not hearing about Rhome and it's dope problem!

Anonymous said...

Obama is not telling the truth about why he has ordered military strikes in Libya. We may not like the rebels anymore than we like the dictator. In Egypt, the radicals in one village have closed the liquor stores and Starbucks. The labor unions, Code Pink and other left wing revolutionaries were organizing in Egypt and will be a major player in the future govenment of Libya.

The only way Obama would launch a war would be to change the world forever. In the new world, America will not be the super power.

When the Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia law takes over the Middle East, Israel is in big trouble and will be forced to defend themselves.

Obama is not on the side of good in the world.

Anonymous said...

I knew some of the story of "The Lost Boys", only because I have seen some of the graves at Sam Rayburn. In the late '70's or early '80's, when I was 10 or so, my uncles and their families purchased property for a cabin, and 2 of the graves are right next to that property. They are mostly filled in with dirt now, but when I was a child, they were 4-6 foot long, 2-3 feet deep, holes in the ground. You could still see remnants of the lime in them. We go out there every Thanksgiving, and this year we took some of the children to see the graves. When our son is a little older, we'll tell him some of the story, in order to reinforce why you never get in a car with a stranger.

To read the story makes me sick that the HPD never put the disappearances together, and Brooks and Henley let it happen.

Anonymous said...

Please, please, please tell us the website or give us a link to where you got that pic of the girl. Would like to investigate further!

Anonymous said...

C'mon BG! Give it up! Most people have moved past this thread and moved on. How about a link to a site or something.

Anonymous said...

You are still holding out on us! Barry, as faithful followers of your site I would think you could at least throw us a crumb. I've looked all over and googled everything I can think of. Deadspin, barstool sports, tmz, you name it.

There is no lower form of begging left. We are in your hands. What's it gonna be?

Anonymous said...

Alright BG, we've moved to the 2nd page. Where is it? Why the secretivity? (not sure that's a word) lol But it looked good.