4.22.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Just like Madonna got in trouble with the Catholic Church for Like A Prayer, now the Catholics are upset with Lady Gaga for her song "Judas" to be released over Easter.  Her and Donald Trump should hook up  - they are PR machines.
  • But the song's reference to"Even after three times, he betrays me" indicates she has Disciple Confusion.
  • Fox News had a priest on this morning who opined that Lady Gaga was "crying out" because of the songs. If that's his belief, I'm glad he's not my spiritual advisor. 
  • Nothing like getting a text From Mrs. LL while driving home saying that we have had a "plumbing incident" but she's "close to having it under control."  Let's just say that I walked in and realized "ceiling" and "water" were involved. #headslap
  • She explained that it all began with spiders in the backyard followed by panic followed by clothes thrown in the sink with water running over them. I'm not sure I heard all of it because I was staring at the ceiling. 
  • Jim Carrey is in the season finale of The Office? Are they trying to ruin the legacy of a good sitcom? (But it sounds like there will be a ton of cameos from big name stars so hopefully he won't be on screen very long.) 
  • Shakira watching a soccer match is a blueprint for all girls who wish to be sports fans. If a guy isn't jazzed by that, he's unjazzable™. (Yep, just trademarked a new word.)
  • The Family Cat (yep, pic) is now post surgery, groggy, and has one of those goofy inverted half cones around her neck to keep her from chewing out her stitches. 
  • News broke this week that the iPhone tracks where you've been (which really doesn't seem that surprising) and some speculated that such technology could help solve crimes. I bet less than 2% of the cases I handle involve the issue of whether the defendant was at the scene of the crime. 
  • But it is kind of interesting on the issue of DWI -- could the police access data as to where the driver had been before the arrest?
  • I now see how most American families struggle financially. Households spend a lot of money, don't they? And I'm not talking about extravagant or frilly purchases. 
  • Six (mostly teenagers) were arrested in Florida after a 15 year old was lured by his ex-girlfriend and then ambushed and murdered. Man, that sounds like the plot of Bully (which was based both in Florida and on a true story.)
  • And one of the teenage defendant's lawyer had a sound bite on The Today Show this morning: "'Did he do it?' is a different question than 'can they prove it?' I don't even reach the question of 'did he do it?' - that's kind of a moral question."   He might take some heat on that but that guy knows exactly what he's doing. 
  • Even I'm tired of President Obama's pandering based upon current events. High gas prices? He promises to form a task force to investigate whether there is price gouging. Nuclear reactor melt down in Japan? He promises a safety check on every U.S. nuclear reactor. 






34 comments:

Anonymous said...

She and Donald Trump.......

Anonymous said...

My guess is Mrs LL put the close in the sink and somebody turned on the garbage disposal. Right?

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see Jim Carrey on The Office.

Anonymous said...

If iphone tracks everywhere I went, why couldn't they track it to the freaking idiot that stole it?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'd watch Shakira watching paint dry.

wordkyle said...

Very rich thoughts today, counselor.

- Gaga had her own PR problems when she refused Weird Al permission for him to parody her. (Quickly resolved.)

- Shakira is gorgeous, even (especially?) while watching la fina de la copa del Rey.. But watch the Erik Estrada/Jose Canseco hybrid next to her. His facial expressions occasionally illustrate the saying, "Behind every beautiful woman there's a man who is tired of putting up with..."

- I discovered long ago that when it comes to marriage, two can live as cheaply as three -- and it grows exponentially from there. I read once that to maintain the same standard of living after the addition of a child, the family's income would have to increase 17%. I've found that to be about right. (And how many did you add in one fell swoop?)

- Obama and his "promises." Yeah, well. He's just another politician. From Chicago, yet. The problem is that a lot of people still believe this guy's "promises." He finally has a verifiable track record that the media can't ignore or cover up. How does that record hold up under the light?

Anonymous said...

Tired of Obama's pandering?

Well, when you vote for a man who was too inexperienced to be president (not to mention philosophically misguided).....

You and 53 percent of the voters in this country forced this man upon the rest of us, so don't act surprised when this man shows that he's not the brilliant savior/atypical politician you thought he was!

Anonymous said...

A noose around Family Cat's neck would have better results...

Anonymous said...

Florida murder sounds just like the true story that was told in the movie Bully, a very well made although sometimes difficult to watch film. Wonder if those kids involved in this movie were even aware of it?

Anonymous said...

Shakira watching a soccer match: You had me at Shakira. I would watch her doing anything. You can see the passion she has for the sport, and it's obvious she also puts that much passion into her music and her causes. Get out your crayons and color me jazzed!



plumbing incident: I completely get spiders, and panic, and thrown clothes. But once you get to that point, how does running water help the situation?

iPhone tracking: the police might be able to prove where your phone has been, but they would also have to prove that you had it with you to make a case. Presumption of possession won't cut it


I'm gonna go now and try to find the bunny that lays eggs

mzchief said...

Pandering! Pandering??? Really!! Obama's pandering, based on current events, is what has finally soured you on Obama?

How about the fact that Obama, in violation of the US Constitution and War Powers Act, unilaterally, involved the US and committed US military resources in the CIVIL WAR in Libya and declared he was justified because the UN said so? Let us not forget that Obama will go down in history as the POTUS who, due to his naivete and arrogance, sat idly by and permitted the complete destabilization of Western Asia and subsequently lost Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen as US allies. Surely, even you are a tad concerned about the US dollar tanking due to Obama's unwillingness to STOP SPENDING and work with the US HOR and US Senate to dramatically reduce the $3.85 TRILLION US budget and, soon to reach, $15 TRILLION debt. All of which add to the skyrocketing cost of crude and further erodes the recovery and future strength of the US economy.

If those issues did not sour you on Obama, how about the fact, more than 2 years later after having spent TRILLIONS of dollars, Obama is still blaming Bush for the condition of the economy.

I realize, that was just a recap of the past month's blunders, committed by Obama, that will forever haunt and damage the US but you and other Obama supporters have seemed unwilling to consider Obama's past behaviour as any reason to judge his current and future behaviour.

Anonymous said...

Another gun nut has killed somebody. He killed a guy who was golfing at a country club in Denison. the guys dog got out of the golf cart and went into the shooter's yard because two other dogs came out of a yard. Shooter shot the dog and the victim said "if you're going to shoot my dog you better shoot me". So he shot him in the chest with a 22 pistol. He died later that day. Found this on Fox news site. Jeeeezzzzz. Shooter posted bond, so he's out of our streets. WTF is wrong with people?

el chupacabra said...

Florida: microcosmal Idiocracy.

Anonymous said...

8:45 I think you mean "clothes" Duh

Anonymous said...

"Why worry? Do you have anything to hide?"
Let's ask them how they feel after they find that would-be employers can find out where they go, how they travel, even what books they buy or borrow and what restaurants they frequent. I hate to tell you how many companies seriously prefer to hire nice, bland extrovert conformists - and tend to avoid the intellectually curious, self-directed types like the proverbial plague. And, of course you DO want prospective employers or insurers to know about every detail of your life, including any medical problems, don't you? After all, as long as you're not breaking the law you have nothing to fear - right? Oh, maybe just unemployment, uninsurability, and starvation. That's nothing! Not to mention it violates personal privacy guaranteed to us by our constitution! Our personal freedoms are being swept away one by one folks. WAKE UP, AMERICA!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I am jazzed. Luv that Shakira.

My Other Brother Darryl

Arthur said...

@8:56 am, Me, too. Me, too.

Poor Family Cat having to wear "The Cone of Shame." She'll be a better cat for it... in about three years.

Where's Senator Paul Tsongas and his "Pander Bear" when we need him? Still dead? Damn it! We could have used that bit for Gov. Perry yesterday and POTUS today.

@8:48, Apple can but they'd much rather you purchase Mobile Me at US$99 per year so you can track it yourself and then call in the local po-lice. I seem to recall someone in McKinney doing just that.

mzchief said...

I still think The Family Cat should be named Psycho.

Anonymous said...

Everyone's missing the important part - Calloway's hanging baskets $12.98 - $7.00 off. I'm there.

Anonymous said...

10:06 Thanks for the spelling correction to "clothes". Sometimes my fingers think for me.

8:45

Anonymous said...

Mschief:

Since you have obviously given this a lot of thought, please compare Obama's actions with our military to that of the previous 10 Presidents. That way we can evaluate his actions and justifications to the historical precident.

Upstairs said...

Maybe the iphone locator doesn't help much in your cases but they are great help -- or hurt -- in divorce cases. So . . who was with you in Vegas with last June when you said you were in Austin at a CLE seminar? Divorce lawyers love this stuff.

Anonymous said...

9:43

Not defending the gun nut, but if he had shot my dog he would have had to have shot me in self defense.

Another reason I carry a .45 iron in my golf bag.

Anonymous said...

are you a forehead slapper? I have a son that does that but I bet you rolled your eyes too while looking at the ceiling Mrs LL has livened up your life and this blog you go Mrs LL hilarious not laughing at you just with you

Anonymous said...

9:43, that gun nut and others of his ilk are exactly why I don't have a problem with gun control. 11:50, are you saying if you'd had a gun you would have shot him first? How about with no guns nobody gets shot, and people have to settle things without weapons?

mzchief said...

To anonymous 11:45...
Actually, I gave very little thought to my comment, regarding Obama's failures.

As for comparing Obama to the past 10 POTUS...No thanks. I have better things to do, today. However, I will let you know, neither Bush the elder or "W" engaged in a civil war, without congressional consent.

Anonymous said...

We have the right to own guns to protect ourselves and we need to do anything we can to retain that right. If not, only the law enforcers (often nazi bullies) and the criminals will have them. We regular citizens need them now more than ever to defend what is ours in the days ahead.

Anonymous said...

To ask the police to find your phone and spend more manpower than it's worth is a waste of my taxpayer money. Take the loss and move on. And keep an eye on your phone.

Anonymous said...

But Mz has no trouble with Dooby attacking a crazed, yet sovereign country, with a preemptive strike. That was entirely OK.
BS

Rage said...

I'm not unjazzable. In fact, I get jazzed fairly easily. Bus Shakira is just not that attractive, especially above the neck. And no woman should be that into sports. It's just not that attractive. I always think of the chick from the Toadies when I see a woman like that. Or that they're trying to find a boyfriend, and they're faking it. I'd have to ask wordkyle about that last part though, something tells me he sees a lot of women faking it.



declared he was justified because the UN said so?

OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD

I can't believe people ar ethis stupid. First of all, he did not violate the War Powers Act or you can bet every tea party moron in congress would be trying to impeach him. Second, arguing he had UN authority is exactly what Bush used.

Thanks mzchief, for once again demonstrating exactly how small-minded you are. White man does it--OK. Black man does it--WHERE IS THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE!?!?!?!?


Actually, I gave very little thought to my comment, regarding Obama's failures.

Everyone here knew that but you.

As for comparing Obama to the past 10 POTUS...No thanks. I have better things to do, today.

OK wordkyle, go get her! She failed to cite sources for her argument! I know how much you hate that and view it as someone who doesn't know what they'[re talking about...

(Won't be holding my breath on that one.)

Anonymous said...

rage:
you had no credibility to begin with, but you have now officially jumped the shark with your Shakira comments

ga - hey!

Anonymous said...

Who wears a coat and tie to a soccer match?

And was that "The Rent is Too Damn High" guy at the 1:26 mark?

Anonymous said...

"Even I'm tired of President Obama's pandering based upon current events."

Come to the dark side, Skyw....uh...Bubear. Feel the power of the force of the right.

Double Fake Darth Brooks

Anonymous said...

The mother of the little girl killed by her father on xmas eve in 2009 is speaking out about how upset she is that her ex-husband got 12 years in jail. She stated that in her heart she knows it would not have happened if he had not been drunk. That is no freaking excuse!!! I still think he should have be put to death!!! See the story on Fox4 site.