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4.05.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • NASCAR comes back to Texas this week , and I noticed that the big race is Saturday night instead of Sunday afternoon. I'm no major marketer, but wouldn't you want that massive crowd to stick around an extra day?
  • Wise County Attorney James Stainton won the Liberally Lean Pick Em Tourney (final standings.). I hypothetically got a text from him last night that read "Winning". I'll never hear the end of this.
  • Playing that tournament hasn't been as much fun ever since I (finally) figured out that the first and second round picks matter only a tiny fraction of what the final picks do. Example: The top three finishers in our tournament had one thing in common: They all picked UConn to win. 
  • Somebody help me out: Is Butler shooting 18% good basketball?
  • And a collective groan across the nation went up when Jim Nantz closed the game out last night by saying that UConn was the "Top Dog" and was also "The Best In Show." (Get it? Two teams with dog mascots? See what he did there? Ugh.)
  • Family Cat made a break for it last night into the backyard. The Family Dog then chased her back and forth for 15 minutes until, unfortunately, Mrs. LL corralled the feline.
  • The Update lists 10 death announcements today. Record?
  • The Star-Telegram sure is user friendly when it provides a hyperlink directly within a news story to "an adult dating site" that contains "inappropriate images" 
  • Last night the Rangers gave each fan a  commemorative copy of their American League Championship ring. I just want to meet any adult who would wear it to work today.
  • A "tornado" touches down during a soccer game.
  • Mrs. LL has unleashed some unknown chemicals on our shower and has disassembled various handles, panels and seals for cleaning. I'm not sure the Japanese are attacking the nuclear reactors that hard.
  • The Obama Administration now announces that John Belushi look alike and 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be tried by a military tribunal instead of in a federal district court in New York as previously announced. They need to get their act together on this.
  • And I'm the only one that cares, but we've shamefully held all those "suspected terrorists" for nearly a decade without a trial. If they "hated us for our freedom", they've got to be very confused by now.
  • Someone sent this pic to me as a suggested Random Thought Girl(s). I wonder if that is Lake Bridgeport in the background?


34 comments:

Anonymous said...

best morning pick me up ever. NO OTHER IS CLOSE

adam said...

It's ridiculous he'll not been tried here, but I'll point out that it was Congress (both idiot Republicans and Democrats) that prohibited use of funds to transfer defendants from Guantanamo Bay to the United States, making it impossible for the Obama administration to go forward with its plan.

Anonymous said...

That "tornado" was a "dust devil", but it darn near got tornado-sized!! Quite a sight!

Anonymous said...

Great pic today. Outstanding...

Anonymous said...

You really pulled out of your recent nosedive with today's pic. Well done, Goose!

Anonymous said...

One word HAAAWWWWWTT!!!!!
and for the "Suggested" Picture the one on the lefts' one on the left is bigger than the other,or am I hallucinating!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lake Bridgeport in the background?

Why? Do you recognize that bathroom stall or what?

Arthur said...

Who needs waterboarding when the CIA could just roll out the worst Jim Nantz Dad-isms on a 24 hour audio loop to use during enhanced interrogation of suspected terrorists? That guy is horrible. Nantz's agent must have pictures of CBS Sports President Sean McManus in flagrante delicto with a billy goat and one of the Jonas Brothers (doesn't matter which one, they're interchangeable).

Well played on the Morning Random Thought girl.

Anonymous said...

You aren't the only one who cares about those "suspected terrorist". I've felt for a long time that if they weren't terrorist before going in, they are now. Does that mean the only choice is to hold them forever?

Anonymous said...

I'll take 3rd out of 207!!!

Anonymous said...

Today's pic is a definite improvement over yesterday's!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So the DISD board is meeting tonight to put the screws to more classroom teachers!

To date they have:

Riffed or coereced to resign enough to increase the elementary classrom teachers workload by 6 to 8 kids and requiring them to do the GT program now....esentially degrading the education of EVERY DISD elementary student.

Cut three administrator positions (HR never filled so not really a cut)but they are going to CREATE three new administrator positions (GT, library, and custodian)

They have signaled that quality libraries aren't a priority

They have signaled that keeping the coach/athlete ratio, upgrading air at the field house, duplicate track facilities, and new scoreboards for baseball and softball are TOP priorities.

They are going to co-op to save money except in special education.
They could rejoin Wise Co Spec Ed and save all kinds of dollars but that would eliminate the Supt wife's 75K salary.

I can't wait to see how much they accomplish tonight! Reckon they could find $50 a month to pay some kid to keep their new 150K digital yard signs accurate and up to date?

Anonymous said...

to 8:41 a.m.

Obama has no plan, only what teleprompter tells him.

Anonymous said...

Adam, was your name Rage in a past life?

Anonymous said...

8:45 You are correct. That was a huge dust devil. I have seen them big enough to be scary, but nothing like that!!

aroundthecorner said...

You asked, Eddie Gossage answers....
The last paragraph might answer your question.

"Night racing has always been special," Gossage said. "When I started back in this business 31 seasons ago at Nashville Speedway at the Fairgrounds, we had two nighttime races there. Bristol added one in 1978. And so those were the only night races on the schedule -- and over time, it's become the hot thing because fans dig it."

Gossage explained why he believed landing a night race was a coup deserving of such an elaborate celebration. He said a night race in NASCAR is appealing to fans by its very nature.

"There are a whole lot of things to like about it. Number one, the cars look faster," Gossage said. "You see sparks fly up from under them when they've got a full load of fuel; when they bounce off each other, you'll see sparks fly. And for some reason, it seems like the monsters come out in the drivers at night.

"But there are some very objective pluses -- things like fans not having to worry about getting home and getting to work the next day, and if there is a rain issue, you've got Sunday as a rain date. ... You've got a shot at getting it all done on a weekend and still give people time to get home and get ready for work and school and things like that. There are entertainment benefits, there are competition benefits, and there are practical benefits as well."

Anonymous said...

They need to get their act together on everything. Community organizing is not a resume enhancement for being President.

Anonymous said...

The "Suggested" photo is a no go!!(I hope shes not from around here)
Her boobs dont match, ones deflated!!

wordkyle said...

Guantanamo Bay? Is that place still open? I thought Obama signed an Executive Order his first full day in office ordering it closed within one year. Maybe he found out what kind of people were being held there.

Anonymous said...

The potential Random Thoughts gals: you've done much worse. I say go for it, but I guess you just did.
And I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon with the "you done good today" crowd

That tornado that touched down was probably just the ghosts of the Dallas Tornado soccer team, trying to get back on the field

I didn't go to the game last night, but if I had one of those cheap-o knockoff chanpionship rings, I would definitely wear it today. I would wear it so hard! I would scratch my name into it and sport it all day long.
But since I wasn't on the team last year, it would then get put away for safekeeping - right next to my "World's Greatest Lover" trophy, and the high-handicap game plaque for that 259-game I rolled back in high school

I'm no major marketer either, but the Saturday night race is a good idea. You'll get a capacity crowd because they can stay over that night, then leisurely make their way back home on Sunday, instead of hustling to get back home after a Sunday race. For the out-of-towners, at least. It won't make a whole lot of difference to the folks who drive in for the day

Triple Fake Dick Trickle

Anonymous said...

Good to see so many people on here are extremely concerned about the rights and well being of a handful terrorists. I am not quite sure why we should think they have rights but many do....we should have flexed our might long ago, the time for being weak and timid is over. We have been the police of the world and that should continue with us in the lead.

There are just some things that do not need to come down to decisions between a bunch of lawyers and lawmakers; if terrorists are trying to kill you just capture them and exterminate them, simple as that. We will never have peace with the Middle East, it is not possible. We need to govern with that in mind and abandon this utopian idea of peace.

Anonymous said...

if the "Suggested" picture is from Lake Bridgeport then they probably sent it themselves. Not much of a pick me up if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

Has Obammy gotten around to lowering the sea levels yet?

Anonymous said...

That dust devil footage has been around for several years.

Anonymous said...

Given another chance, most of those "shamefully held suspected terrorists" would gladly kill you, me, and our families in the name of Allah.

Anonymous said...

Holy blue and white bikini Batman! Smokin!

Let the terrorists rot in their cells and quit catering to them. Sheer idiocracy.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e1TspJEcPc

Anonymous said...

To 11:02

...And burn Korans in front of them

Anonymous said...

10:02, Sea levels are at the same level today as they were in the 1800s when English sea captains scratched mean sea level in rock. Obama has had no effect nor has any melting glacier ice. Now, earthquakes and movement of tectonic plates might cause a change. Or all the sand being blown into the ocean off the coast of Africa. Or all the silt from all the world's rivers. I wonder where all the eroded rock from the Grand Canyon ended up. What did Bob Dylan mean when he wrote "How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea"? Will dumping a mountain in the ocean raise sea levels?

Anonymous said...

After all the cuts to education and all the extra expence on sports will y'all please tell me how proud you are of DISD school board and of the Supt. Now.

Some of us tried to tell you on the last election not to vote for the family and sport happy ones but no you did it anyway. try and sell one of the tracks or one of the high school gyms or one of the Jumbotron score boards why don't ya. It's for the Kids my ass.

Anonymous said...

So well said 9:12 a.m.It is just amazing that no one seems to care!They should be calling board members and our good ole boy supt, because until you cut from the top, it is not going to make a difference. But again, no one seems to care. No letters to the editor,etc.Cut at the bottome and continue to add at the top!!

Anonymous said...

4:09, Then why did Obammy say that if elected he would lower the sea levels?

Rage said...

This girl is gorgeous, but the really pretty ones don't let you pull their hair or do any of the really fun stuff.

Anonymous said...

5:22, I guess he said that for the same reason that he said at least 100 times that he would close Gitmo.