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4.29.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Turned on the TV at 5:05 a.m this morning. - just as Kate Middleton was walking down the aisle. Man, I had forgotten what a production a Royal Wedding is. (And I didn't know her sister, Pippa, was a "Hey, now.")
  • I then went into Channel Search Mode and found that the wedding was on Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC. CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business (with comedy commentary), CNN Headline News, TLC, E!, KERA, and some Spanish Channels.And I bet I missed some. 
  • I have a dumb question: Can you walk through Westminister Abbey as a tourist? (Yeah, I know Google has the answer.)
  • The first kiss on the balcony - A tradition you can forget about after thirty years between royal weddings. Wow, thirty years.
  • Mrs. LL mowed the grass yesterday -- she likes to. Really.
  • As the first round of the NFL draft wound down last night, Mrs. LL walked by and asked "So who all got drafted?" I might have given her a "Say, what?" look.  
  • I should have at least said two guys from Baylor and none from UT, but even I realize that's a meaningless victory. 
  • One NFL draft name game and then I'll move on: There's a player named Prince Amukamara who has five sisters named Princess, Promise, Peace, Precious, and Passionate.
  • The number of hits on Liberally Lean were the same yesterday as always, but it might be a record for fewest comments. What gives?
  • Did you see that Pete Delkus was sent to Tuscaloosa? Does WFAA have an accounting entry for "Unnecessary Expenses"? 
  • With little fan fare, the Texas house passed new redistricting legislation yesterday that keeps Wise County and Phil King together. We just don't know how to quit him. 
  • The average national gas price record is $4.11. We are headed in that direction.
  • The guy who stole scrap metal from a building after the Great Paradise, Texas Fire of 2008 (and received 10 years in prison for it from a jury) had his conviction affirmed on appeal yesterday.
  • As was a Wise County felony DWI case where the guy received six years in prison from a jury.
  • And in a case out of Tarrant County, a DWI conviction was actually reversed when the trial court failed to advise the jury about the law of an "involuntary act" when there was some evidence that revealed the Defendant took an Ambien by mistake.
  • Most people don't know you can be guilty of DWI if your messed up on drugs you have a prescription for. But that makes sense: Alcohol is legal, too. 
  • Dawned on me that there were very few, if any, fundraisers for those that lost their lake homes around Possum Kingdom Lake because of the fires. Do you think there was the attitude of, "Well, if they can afford a lake home . . . . "
  • Rick Perry bashed the Obama Administration yesterday for "taking care" of Alabama but not Texas. Uh, there might be a slight difference.  Does he not have a TV in his public funded $10,000 a month rent house? 



64 comments:

Anonymous said...

I tried to comment several times yesterday, but it kept wanting me to log in to a google account when I tried to submit..

Anonymous said...

Isn't it ironic how Mr. Texas Independence went running to to the federal government for aid money? Like those pastures won't come back greener for being burnt off?

Anonymous said...

If Mrs LL Likes to mow, then she is a keeper. Don't think my wife even knows we have a mower or a lawn.

Anonymous said...

Todays pic gals, Not bad, I like the wind blown look.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left 3 out of 5
right
4 out of 5
They are HOT!

Anonymous said...

Same here first poster. Who needs that?

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't let me comment w/o being a google account

Anonymous said...

Didn't want to Google either. Tired of Obama, and didn't want to hear that either.

Anonymous said...

I love to mow - a couple of years back I received a Toro self-paced, mulching mower as an anniversary present & was not offended. Sunshine, fresh air, exercise - it's good for me.

Anonymous said...

Now those two girls can blow!

Triple Fake... said...

I started my day at about 6:00am to discover that a royal wedding apparently forms some sort of informational vortex where all other news, and weather, disappears. How is them two getting hitched more important than me needing to know if I should wear my long-sleeve shirt, without going to the trouble of peeking out through a blind slat and checking the thermometer?

But I'm with you on the sister-in-law. The princess gal looks okay, but I kept thinking "Who's the hottie with Harry?"

Lines from the Musers this morning:
"Why didn't he dunk his head in a vat of Rogaine before the ceremony?"
"Isn't he rich enough that he could front her the money to get an enhancement up top?"
"Way to start the first five minutes of your marriage with barn smell - riding behind those horses."
"As soon as they get into the palace, I bet he rips a big one, cuz he probably had a huge case of the 'holders' during the entire ceremony."

I don't know about just strolling through, but you used to could get a tour of Westminster Abbey. Hmmmm...that reminds me of the "Aunt Flo has an embarrasing encounter with Yul Brynner in Westminster" story

Triple Fake Arms-akimbo Ramses

Anonymous said...

Well, I went to Fort Worth yesterday. When I tried to post later in the evening I had the same problem as commenter #1.


I watched all the Royal Wedding live on the official website.
I love royalty!!

Lot of women like to mow, especially riding mowers. I think it's the vibration.

Yeah, a lot of those homes at PK are worth big bucks. They prolly have insurance and won't be accepting any help.

Anonymous said...

I like the blonde, but what's up w that hole in her chest? She get shot with a BB gun...!?!?!

Still, shes better than yesterday's blonde- that chick had a HUGE refund gap....

Upstairs said...

To curtsy properly, place right foot behind the left and crunch.

Anonymous said...

The comment from Mrs. LL was made for you to read between the lines.
I mowed the grass, so you should at least know who was drafted, dah!

Anonymous said...

Pippa looks like a post-op tranny...

Anonymous said...

One of these days,Google will be able to get in our pants and touch us.

I feel it coming.

Anonymous said...

I had trouble posting comments yesterday too.....and just when I had a great one rebutting Barry's comment about Donald Trump being a snake oil salesman (he forced Obama to do something, thus, he was the victor).

As for the Royal Wedding....well....it's a shame that it's THAT newsworthy.

But women do like to live in a fantasy world, no matter how expensive it is:(

wordkyle said...

Wow. Obama uses the federal government's power to reward his friends and to punish his enemies. That's a shocker.

Anonymous said...

I hear from staff the DISD rating will drop big time this year.
What happened!
The place was rated Recognized last year.

Anonymous said...

I noticed there were only one or two anonymous comments yesterday. I guess anonymous was tired of reading the blog and didn't want to talk yesterday.

mzchief said...

Do you really believe the tornado damage across the southeastern US is more significant to the people who lost their homes in the west Texas fires that consumed 900 structures, more than 2 MILLION acres and countless number of livestock? Really? People who believe, a tragedy is only a tragedy if it is nothing short of Biblical proportions, are soooo bloody self absorbed they lack the ability to comprehend what is a true tragedy.

I am going to throw down the race card. Obama runs to the aide of the people impacted by the recent southeastern tornadoes because a good portion of them are Black and his voting base. There is no doubt there are few votes for Obama in west Texas.

Obama, by his own standards and words, is a divisive, race baiting, Black separatist who would sell his dead grandmother's soul, to appease Black voters, merely to garner votes, so there is no doubt he sold out White non-Obama voters who have lost their homes in the west Texas fires. Obama sat for 20+ years listening to the anti-American, hate mongering, Black separatist, Jeremiah Wright and it shows.

Suck on that, race baiters.

Anonymous said...

Question: "The number of hits on Liberally Lean were the same yesterday as always, but it might be a record for fewest comments. What gives?"

Answer: All the Republican Trolls from this blog found somewhere else to spew hate and lies !

Or maybe they went to a Donald Trump/Teabaggers meeting.


But .... we can bet on Mzchief to save the day !!

Anonymous said...

The difference between Alabama's plight and Texas' is political and that is what Perry was getting at.

Anonymous said...

I removed 1/4 of of the blade on my riding mower. Now it vibrates like hell. Can't keep the wifey off of it. Yard doesn't look that great, but she sure smiles a lot now.

Anonymous said...

Good for Rick Perry

Anonymous said...

Somebody posted a funny out there that there is controversy now over whether Trump's hair came from the United States?

:-)

Anonymous said...

Totally random and off subject, but Meghan McCain is smokin HAWT....!!!

Anonymous said...

9:36, Sounds like you're a typical Obama supporter and don't like MzChief telling the truth. I hope MzChief keeps posting today and everyday just to bust your chops. She brings more to this blog than you ever could.

Rage said...

Wow. Obama uses the federal government's power to reward his friends and to punish his enemies. That's a shocker.

Give me a break. How many friends do you think he has in Red State Alabama?

Do you really believe the tornado damage across the southeastern US is more significant to the people who lost their homes in the west Texas fires that consumed 900 structures, more than 2 MILLION acres and countless number of livestock?

Yes. How many died in Texas? How many in Alabama?

I am going to throw down the race card.

Gkad you're finally admitting it, although every one of your moronic tea party rants has it in there at least implicitly.

Anonymous said...

Why do liberals think it is hate by republicans to expect all able bodied people to pull their own weight. No freeloaders. If that is considered hate, then chalk me up as a hater.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. We forget that the lazy sack also has to get up and go fishing. Too many want that daily handout instead. This country is going to collapse on itself someday.

LEL

Anonymous said...

Where are the Royals registered? I would like to get them some bath towels.

My Other Brother Darryl

The Secret Police said...

Rage bumped his head again while getting blown around in a tornado, he sounds even stoopid-er now than ever. At least that's what his "rants" imply.

Anonymous said...

Right on MzChief and Wordkyle!

Anonymous said...

Rage, you're an idiot.

Candy Main said...

PK Lake fires- A friend of mine on facebook posted one day that she was praising God bc she just got word that there 3rd home was ok and not burned but her heart went out to everyone else. I'm like ok...did you really have to tell people your 3rd home is ok?!

Anonymous said...

I really liked William's butt in those pants.


Rage

Anonymous said...

So all you Right Wing please answer this question: “WHAT WOULD JESUS CUT”?

Yep everyone is a freeloader and wants hand outs. After you define what Jesus would cut please don’t refer to yourselves as Christians.

And if Jesus would do that to the poor, old and the needy I am not so sure I want to go to heaven.

Anonymous said...

I presume the Prince and Princess saved themselves for marriage. Chastity is still a royal virtue, isn't it?

My name is... said...

New monikers designed only for commenting on LLDQ?

You've made it to the big time, Bubear.

Anonymous said...

Jesus might do that to the lazy.

Anonymous said...

jesus would cut all except what the constitution required.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 11:59...
Jesus has absolutely no place in a discussion about POLITICS or how to spend TAX DOLLARS confiscated by the US government.

BTW...If you are to the point you have to invoke the "authority" of a mythical martyr, in a political debate, you have already lost the argument.

Anonymous said...

11:59
You might want to back off the religious posturing, lest somebody call your friends at the ACLU to remind you of the separation of church and state!

wordkyle said...

1159 - Jesus performed a miracle by feeding the multitudes with only five loaves and two fishes. Lacking miracle-performing abilities, Congress has to find more earthly solutions.

Anonymous said...

11:59,
Jesus was a private citizen. Jesus doesn't advocate you taking everyone else's money and giving to the poor (as the government does). Jesus teaches us to give ourselves to help the poor. He doesn't advocate it's the government's job to help the poor. It's our (and our churches) job to help the poor.

Anonymous said...

Now I'm damned sure Rage is wrong about MzChief being a republican or a teabagger.

Anonymous said...

12:41s comment is the dumbest in the complete history of dumb blog comments.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a sheep I could use for a little while saturday night ?


Rage

The Secret Police said...

11:59
If Jesus was to give us the answer to all of our problems, we wouldn't take His advice anyway. Most "poor" folks are poor because of poor life decisions.

Anonymous said...

Had trouble commenting yesterday, same as others.
So I'm gonna post it here cause y'all are too lazy to go back to yesterday's stuff so I'll post it here.

re: airport secutity

Have all purchasers of airline tickets declare if they hold a CCL. Pick two of them at random, unknown to each other and all passengers. Potential threats would be eliminated without a bunch of screening, bureacracy, or a 40 billion dollar federal insult to people

Anonymous said...

1:02
So...should I get a hold of the Guinness folks to verify my "-est" status, or will you be taking care of that? It is your claim, after all

12:41

Anonymous said...

Secret Tealice has all the answers it seems.

Anonymous said...

Barry, all you have to do is make a new post that just says, "What do you think of Decatur ISD?" and let the comments roll in. It's such a dysfunctional school district; that post would create a wealth of commentary. My comment? Fire every administrator and principal in that district except Mickinski. He's the only one with any sense (and concern for employees and students) working in that circus. All of the rest of them just want to eat, sleep, and chit TAKS tests.

Anonymous said...

Jesus has absolutely no place in a discussion about POLITICS or how to spend TAX DOLLARS confiscated by the US government.

Your Republican Party says otherwise.

Anonymous said...

"Secret Tealice?" tea lice?
teal ice? te alice?

HUH????

Anonymous said...

To 8:53 I say u enjoy mowing so much, let me give you my address cause I don't care how much it vibrates.... Not ever gona like mowing!!! As far as the wedding goes, they could have put it on one station. I too wanted to see some weather and it was not happening. Ridicoulous really!
Now let's get to gas prices... Did anyone happen to hear all the profits that oil co's made in their last report!!! Ridiculous again! They make money off our misery...

Anonymous said...

Hati and Japan are rushing aid to the south as we tweet.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, I saw the chick fluffing the train in the sleek white dress and thought
"boda-bing".

Anonymous said...

I wonder if people said " That's what they get for living in that area." like the did the people in the 9th ward of NO.

Anonymous said...

3:42, if you're gonna open that can of worms, at least spell Micinski's name correctly.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Prez didn't give Tex-ass any of that dough b/c of Perry's comments about this hole being its' own country??? I can't stand either, the Prez or Texas.

Anonymous said...

6:35...just take off 5 points for spelling, okay? I think I made my point. Despite all of the administrative changes that have been made in the last 3 or so years (that includes a revolving door of principals and teachers), Decatur ISD is a DYSFUNCTIONAL school district. I think most teachers and parents are in agreement with me that morale STILL suck and the kids are sick and tired of having worksheets and TAKS benchmarks/tests rammed down their throats. I'm not real impressed with the new super. Here's a quote from the school newspaper and notice his number one priority:

"Q: What are your short-term goals?

A: To raise the academic accountability rating. To bring all facilities up to date and in good standings, and to keep the district financially stable."

Academic accountability rating???!!!! Now that's piss poor motivation for anyone that has to go to that school district whether it's a teacher or a student. How about making learning fun; boost morale, etc.

Yep, I misspelled the guy's name, but he seems to be the only one I've ever talked to that speaks with sincerity and not out of both sides of his mouth.