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4.18.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I don't think I recall a wildfire burning for four days in Texas like we have to the west.(But I do remember a really bad one around the Parker/Wise County border several years back that went on for a couple of days.)
  • It is kind of ironic for Gov. Perry to basically run on an anti-federal government/State's rights platform, but is mighty quick to ask the government for federal aid in wake of the fires. 
  • You would think one of those smart cars would blow over in this wind. 
  • I didn't go to the Main Street Arts Festival in downtown Fort Worth this weekend but that had to be like a wind tunnel. 
  • Nicolas Cage was arrested over the weekend, but it was pretty funny when some gossip web sites used this book-in photo from Raising Arizona.
  • Success of the weekend: I managed to drill three drainage holes in the bottom of a ceramic pot without shattering it.
  • Failure of the weekend: Mrs. LL's hard drive on her laptop gave up the ghost. Recovery install wouldn't work.  And pulling it out and trying to access it as an external drive allowed it to be recognized but not read. Now New Hard Drive vs. New Laptop decision time. 
  • I don't care about the NBA or Kobe Bryant, but I'm fascinated by this hi def screenshot of when he almost got injured yesterday.
  • I didn't realize that Wise County would be the largest county in the new proposed Texas House District 88. And speculation has already begun regarding potential candidates. Who is the Wise County Republican Party Chairman again? Oh, yeah.
  • The Update finally mentions the new district in today's issue.
  • Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has a new goatee and is killin' it in a Vegas pool. 
  • Wrong way head on collision in Grapevine last night. How no one died is amazing. 
  • Any of you Northside hanger-outers familiar with Randy Rostetter who died in a freak DWI incident as he was walking home? Edit: Picture.
  • A prosecutor calling you with "new information" about a pending case is normally very, very good or very, very bad. And it doesn't matter how good an investigation was, something always seems to come up when one is headed to trial. 
  • After two experiences of looking like we'll never be seated and leaving, we finally went back to Fogatas on Friday evening. I think we were seated in the bar area where one guy was playing live music. #AlwaysGetWorstTable. (But there was absolutely no wait which is not a good sign.)
  • Mrs. LL disassembled a great deal of a shower in a massive cleaning project. The reassembling part has become a massive construction project. And I'm pretty sure we've got every type of tub, tile, caulk, and general goo remover known to man up there. 
  • Sports Illustrated estimated that the government's pursuit of Barry Bonds cost $6 million and that was before the trial began.  Talk about government waste.




51 comments:

Anonymous said...

The guy with the FDA who pursued Bonds is also the guy pursuing Clemmens and Lance Armstrong. It is hard to argue with Armstong's assertion that he has been the most tested athlete, but since he's really done nothing worthwhile with his life other than that silly race thing in France I can see why a lone Federal Agent might go all Elliot Ness on him. Oh, wait a minute, he's raised over 400 Million bucks for cancer research, regulalry contributes time and energy to half a dozen other causes and hasn't ever had a run in with the law. Sure, let's blow the Bond's budget all to hell and gone (gotta fly to Eurpoe on a regular basis and meet with all sort of potential witnesses over there, which wasn't necessary in the Bonds case, so it is only to be expected that this trial will be more expensive) and go get the bastard.

Anonymous said...

Get out your wallet and get Mrs. LL a Mac. You won't be sorry....you'll just have to get out your wallet again when you decide to replace every computer you have with a Mac. By far the best computers, laptops and desk top, that we've ever had. Just do it Barry...all the cool kids are!!

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You think you were in the bar area? Wasn't it obvious or do you need a clue to know?

Anonymous said...

Hey BSG....is your radar broken? Your mentioned the other day something about an ex boyd coach getting arrested. Know anything else??? Fire up the LL investigative report team and get us some answers.

Anonymous said...

Yes Barry we need some more info on the ex-Boyd coach. I have seen nothing in any newspaper about it.

Bacon Scale said...

Bacon Scale
3.5 out of 5
I like her hat.

Anonymous said...

Your car broke down several months ago and you went out and bought a new one. Now you're debating whether to replace a hard drive or buy a new laptop? You confuse me.

mzchief said...

I had no idea Matt Lauer is the Wise County Republican Party Chairman.

*GiGGLeS*

Anonymous said...

Our new district race should be interesting since no incumbent. Imagine being able to choose between two or more "clean" men/women who have yet to become politicians and corrupt.

Anonymous said...

Todays girl needs new boots, and a hat that fits oh and a new face.

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

He brought his gold medals to a pool party? weak

Anonymous said...

Advanced Grammar lesson of the day: Hangers-out.

Looks like that Republican Chairman could use some socialized health care real soon.

Rage

Anonymous said...

what ever happened to the story about the cop that was being covered up? Guess they did a good deal of squashing it.

Anonymous said...

Bettye Parker runs the Republican Party in Wise County; not the elected chair. We don't need someone who lets other people do their work as our representative in Congress.

Anonymous said...

Wildfires are a natural occurance....get over it.

skitshivins said...

It always makes me laugh when liberals call conservative hypocrites or see irony in the positions they take. It usually means they are deliberately ignorant or do not understand the issue. I do not believe Governor Perry has ever said the federal government should never do anything to help the states. It all about what they should do. Like fix the border or in this case provide assistance with a natural disaster. When one criticizes everything someone does just because they do not like them or do not agree with them, it is the critic who looses credibility.

Anonymous said...

Give up on the random thoughts. Last Tuesday rules!

Anonymous said...

How come when temperatures are relatively mild the wind blows like hell? The wind energy industry is a fraud. Last winter when it got real cold the central heat units cranked up, Texas set a wintertime power consumption record, there was no wind and we had rolling blackouts. Last August when Texas cranked up central air conditioning a new record for power consumption was set and the wind was not blowing.

Two years ago I installed a high efficient heat pump and my power consumption has dropped 40% per year. I did not need wind to help cut carbon fuel consumption in our country. In fact on days that I required electrical power the most, the wind was not blowing.

Meanwhile the government is spending billions on R&D, tax credits and transmission lines for wind power. The five billion dollars that the State of Texas has funded for transmission lines could be spent more wisely on replacing 1,000,000 central heat/air conditioning units at $5,000 each.

The wind turbines continue to chop up endangered golden eagles outside of Oakland, California.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me the purpose of this?

EGG HUNT – The Sheriff’s Office fifth annual Easter egg hunt is 11 a.m. today at the Decatur Civic Center for ages 5 and younger. Sheriff David Walker is cooking hot dogs. Drinks, snacks and chips will also be provided. Bring a camera for photos with the Easter bunny.

Don't know why, but it just seems a little weird to me. You can't swing a dead cat in the county without hitting an "Egg Hunt" and the sherriff's department sponsering one for the under 5 crowd.
Weird, just weird.

Anonymous said...

I bet her feet smell bad.

Anonymous said...

Decatur School Board meets this week. I wonder what they will dream up this week.

I hear they will approve expenditures that they seemed to communicate as not going to happen. Improvements to parking and sports facilities is on tap.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I noticed too BG that Goodhair had NO trouble asking Obama for help with the Texas wildfire destruction. Obviously, we need it and SHOULD have that help.

What a stupid hyprocrit Perry is. Come on and help us Government, but stay the heck out of everything else in our state that you might be able to help us with.

Perry is out for HIMSELF. I don't think he gives two hoots or a holler about our great state and the loss of land and cattle these fires have destroyed.

Jerk.

Anonymous said...

Cooke County has a pretty strong party and some good potential candidates.

It's not a walk-in for Wise--but I bet a religious-righter wins it.

Anonymous said...

Rumor was that the cop was told that, if he resigned, it would be kept quiet. It would only be publicized if he did not resign.

Anonymous said...

I understand that David Spiller from Jack County is planning on running.

Goober said...

Referring to the newspaper front page, I will repeat what Robin Williams said yesterday On "CBS Sunday Morning" about Trumped, “He wants to see Obama’s birth certificate? I want to see his (Trump’s) hairline!”

Anonymous said...

You missed something else about the fires BG. Seems that Mexico is having several wildfires down there. The U.S. Government is sending several fire-fighting aircraft down there and about 30 personnel to handle these fires.

Why weren't these sent to fight the fires here in Texas instead of being sent to another country? Maybe it is because this state voted Republican.

Anonymous said...

You could try to repair the master boot record of her laptop hard drive. Google fixmbr.

Anonymous said...

10:14 Always the same BS…word for freaking word! You sorry broken record!! How many times are you going to continue pasting that same crap in the comments?? Do you install heat pumps or work for the oil industry? Anytime BG posts something remotely about energy you post the same shit in the comments. At least reword it or copy it off of a different website. You are such a tard!!

Anonymous said...

10:42 what makes you think they will do the right thing and scrap the sports spending??? That is the only reason they ran for school board was sports and to keep the kinfolk working. It's for the kids don't you remember jeff and gary telling you

Anonymous said...

here we go again with the heat pump! You sound like a broken record (look it up, kids - it's a real thing) The heat pump is not a new miracle invention. And as they get older, they become ineffecient just like every other mechanical object and have to be replaced. Even if everybody and their brother installed a heat pump, wind would still be a good idea, because once the hardware is paid for, the source used to power it is just there for the taking. We're tlaking long-term strategy here; it's not an immediate payoff.
These two aren't mutually exclusive. Your heat pump powered by wind (when the wind IS blowing!) is better for the environment than if it was powered by some carbon fuel

Anonymous said...

Wow
apparently I'm not the only one tired of hearing about heat pumps - or to use the outdated "broken record" reference
thanks 11:42

Anonymous said...

Sound like Luttrull and the board are owing what they were elected to do.

Anonymous said...

10:27 - what a bah humbug you are. David Walker has a small child and likely her presence in his life has given him a nice perspective on such things as children's egg hunts.

I appreciate him doing this. At least it shows a willingness to reach out to Wise County's most precious: Our children five and under.

You are the one with a weird attitude!

Anonymous said...

Can we just imagine Donald Trump as President and Goodhair Perry as VP with Palin as Secretary of State?

Lord, help us. Harry, hairless and the parrot.

Republicans have no useful candidates except Mike Huckabee....the preacher.

I hope he gets the nod.

Anonymous said...

Dude, what is up with you and the retarded women lately? Are you making fun?

Anonymous said...

Vince is cool!

Anonymous said...

I wish Carol Ann Carson would run for that spot. I doubt she would though. Williamson might if Simpson fronts enough money. Unlikely he will.

Anonymous said...

@12:51: "Harry, hairless, and the parrot"

Which one's which. I hope Palin's not "hairless." That makes shivers run down my spine. lol

John Holmes' Ghost said...

If I had that honey you got a picture of, I'd think I'd died and gone to my reward ... oh, wait...

Anonymous said...

Good job on ceramic pot! Tough drill job.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

12:38---Didn't mean to insult your sensativities. I just wander with all the demands on the county budget and all the crime in Wise County, why the sheriffs department needs to have an egg hunt @ 11:00 AM on a Monday. Not saying it is a bad thing, just kind of weird when he can take his little one to one or more this coming weekend all over the county.

Anonymous said...

Rather have the Don than another 4 yrs of the idiot.

Anonymous said...

I work in the Stockyards and I have to admit, things just haven't been the same the past week without Randy around. He was a unique individual that is truly missed!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to offend people about the fraud of wind turbines. These windy days reminded me of them. Tax day also reminded me that General Electric, the top manufacturer of these toys, did not pay any income tax last year. The owners of the wind farms are taking a 1.9 cent tax credit for each kwh that they produce.

Anonymous said...

2:31 - call the Sheriff and ask him. Why put your rant out here?

Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

3:39---Whoaaa partner. I think you are the one ranting. Now makes me wander what your connection is. Go take 10 deep breaths.

Anonymous said...

'Bout time someone from Wise County had a say so in the Texas Legislature. You can't get more Wise County than Carol Ann Carson. Small town values versus special interests and big government. I like it.

Lucas Hart III

The Donald said...

Main Street Arts was definitely like a wind tunnel.

Reports had it that one of the vendors on the lot across from Sundance Square lost a $10,000 glass artwork to the wind on Thursday night or early Friday.

Ouch!

Anonymous said...

11:42, knowledge is a hard thing for some people to handle. Especially someone with a <90 IQ. You might start improving by trying to get your GED. Try some basic arithmetic (not mathematics) classes to learn how to add such things as kwh and watts. Learn how to count to 27, the wind speed in mph that the turbines are rated. Then how to calculate cube roots so you can calculate how much power the turbines put out when wind speed drops to 13.5 mph. And last of all, will you please try washing your filthy mouth out with soap.

Anonymous said...

Well Bridgeport School Board and Sup. screwed up again big time. Heard they hired another out of towner for BES principal. Shop local? What about hire local Mr School Board member.