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4.26.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Smart phone "apps" that are nothing more than web sites aren't "apps" at all. Do you really need an app for an insurance company or a funeral home? 
  • The Family Cat still has the inverted funnel around her neck to keep her from chewing on her stitches. But five days post surgery, she's back to acting like a fool. 
  • A federal judge issued an injunction yesterday ordering the NFL lockout stopped and refused to stay her ruling. (That almost seems like a double negative.) Translation: "The players go back to work now and I'm not putting that decision on hold while you appeal."
  • And with that NFL lawsuit involving a ton of male football players on one side and a bunch of Old Boys Club men on on the owners side, it seemed fitting that the federal judge was a woman. (She's an Obama appointment.)
  • Just when I thought The Neighbor Boys War was over, we apparently had a minor skirmish yesterday. The kids ended the month long Cold War by throwing a ton of charcoal over the fence. Mrs. LL considered googling "Drone attack aircraft for home use" but instead made contact with the Man Of That House who has finally made an appearance for the first time ever. Developing . . . 
  • Bonds were sold yesterday for the Weatherford College construction in Wise County with an interest rate just short of 8%.  Back in March, the county couldn't get a credit rating for the bonds which, we were told, meant they would have to be sold at a "slightly higher interest rate."  Isn't 8% a really higher rate? 
  • Motorcycle death in Burleson. 
  • And the Update is reporting a Decatur man, Mark Berube, was "critically injured" in a motorcycle accident yesterday evening. (A Mark Berube made a major stink about Decatur taxes back in 2005. I would guess it is the same guy.)
  • Defense lawyer Mimi Coffey was on WBAP this morning opposing deferred adjudication for first time DWI offenders (a proposal in the legislature that probably won't pass.)  Although she's got a couple of valid points, I wonder if she also fears that people will be less inclined to hire lawyers in those cases. Edit: Many misdemeanor people represent themselves. If they can get a deferred plea bargain offer without a lawyer, they might be inclined to accept. 
  • The counselor whose husband, a Belo executive, was killed in Arlington by a former patient reported to police seven hours earlier that she thought the guy was following her. Crazy.
  • Jerry Jones is holding a "Pre-Draft News Conference" today. Why? You going to tell the world who you are going to take or who you are focusing on?  (Draft Hot Sports Opinion: Cam Newton will be a bust.) 
  • Ron Paul pretty much announced his run for President yesterday. I've always liked his trailblazing Libertarian message but he was born 30 years too soon. 
  • A Texas high school backed down quickly on making its students stand during the Pledge of Allegiance after the ACLU challenged the policy on behalf of two students. (WBAP's Hal Jay asked this morning if they were "fat and lazy?" and said "they should leave the state immediately.")




33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to bite that Red Snapper just for the Halibut.

Anonymous said...

Major kudos on today's girl! Would love to see the rest of her, if you could kindly oblige. Thank you, Sir!

DLW said...

What actual good would a deferred do on a DWI when it can be used for enhancement and when potential employers count it as a "conviction" anyway?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Silly question: Do we really need a Weatherford College campus on the banks of Big Sandy?

Silly question 2: What happened to the strip mall version of Weatherford College located next to Tractor Supply? I noticed another Dollar store there now. (Decatur must be trying to catch up with Bridgeport in Dollar stores.)

Re: neighborhood kids. Buy a dog that will bark 24-7 in your backyard and never take him outside the fence. That will annoy the heck out of your neighbors. It sure pisses me off. *glances back and forth between barking and 10/22*

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

and oh yeah...

re: today's caption? "I GOT BOOBIES!!!"

Good Job, Barry.

Anonymous said...

Why would a criminal defense attorney oppose deferred adjudication for DWI? It has to be the fact that she won't earn as much money when deferred probation is an option.

Where have all the adults gone? Whatever happened to common sense?

Goober said...

I find it particularly questionable that the group who purchased the bonds were the same group employed as the bonding/financial advisors on the sale. Think there was any "insider" action going on?

Anonymous said...

The reason we're hurtling toward the hell-in-a-handbasket Idiocracy society is because we allow kids to do whatever they want, or don't force them to do the things they don't want to do, something as simple as standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. They're not even required to SAY the pledge - just stand up while everybody else does. It's bad enough when grownups sue the pants off everybody in protest of the smallest things, but then you let children in on the deal, and that's when chaos and anarchy set in. Parents seem to have forgotten that they're in charge of kids, and are supposed to make kids do things they don't like, for their own good. One of those things is following standard rules of conduct.
"We're not required to follow your rules" is the mantra of the next generation. I just hope I'm not still around when this class of knuckleheads ascends to dominance. I may take to ignoring all the rules myself...

Bacon said...

WOW WOW
Bacon Scale
4.5 out of 5
Really nice. I want to know what she is so happy about.

Anonymous said...

When summer gets here and those neighborhood kids REALLY don't have anything to do, the war will escalate.

Anonymous said...

I would randomly smash today's random girl...

Anonymous said...

9:28 Bacon: She had a SugarDaddy that took her to the beach to show her off.

Anonymous said...

8%? and the advisors bought the bonds? I would say someone should call the attorney general. Except it probably wouldn't do any good.

Anonymous said...

9:11 Your comment was very well said. My feelings are the same.
I have always been told that each generation says the next generation is going to hell in a hand basket. We seem to progress in technology and materialistic products; but, the morality and smartness are truly suffering with each generation. It may be our final fate to lose our ability to think for oursevles, thereby depending on the government more than we every thought possible. I think that is what the government is trying to do.

Anonymous said...

A pro union female Obammy appointed judge? I'm shocked.

aroundthecorner said...

Is the random thoughts girl preparing for a back handstand, or praising God?

Anonymous said...

Is this girl being baptized?

Anonymous said...

Every 1% cost the county taxpayers about 4 million dollars. Not what we signed up for when we approved this deal.

At some point voters need to come to their senses and stop approving these bond elections.

IMO where they have it now is great.

Anonymous said...

A better pic of today's pic,
http://bitchesandweed.com/2011/02/big-boobie-queen-sophie-howard/

Anonymous said...

I wonder if smart phone apps had anything to do with that motorcycle getting rear ended on the Dallas North Tollway last month. If so, is that as bad is driving and drinking?

Anonymous said...

11:41- good call!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great investigative work, 11:41 !!!

Anonymous said...

Cam Newton will be a bust

Anonymous said...

11:41: Many thanks, but there are four words you should have included — NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!!

Anonymous said...

I thought deferred adjudication meant that it was dismissed after successful completion of probation, therefore not allowing enhancement to a second offense if caught again.
I believe they should bring back the deferred adjudication for the first offense if they blow below .16. You can get deferred for most all other offenses, therefore not ruining the life of the first offender.

Anonymous said...

9:06 You can be fines for harbouring a barking dog.Barry already has a little yaper.
Bridgeport got so many dollar stores because Wal Mart parking lot sucks(also reason for better placement of the college), but at least we now have a decent grocery store. Bport city zoning and planning is far better
than Decatur. FM 51 also sucks.

Anonymous said...

Now THOSE are some real Sweater meat.

Anonymous said...

Could it be no one else would buy the bonds?

The interest rate is no bargain for WC. Someone got skinned in this deal.

Anonymous said...

Local governments seldom deal with the final investor in the issuance of bonds. Most investors cannot afford to buy whole bond issues, and most local governments do not have the time or resources to market bonds to multiple investors. Municipal bonds are underwritten by large investment syndicates that provide the fund to the issuing jurisdictions and, in turn, reoffer the bonds to individual investors. An underwriter is a firm, or group of firms, that purchases bonds directly from a bond issuer and resells them to investors. Underwriter attempt to make a profit by selling bonds to individual investors at a price higher than the purchase price paid by the investment syndicate. The mark-up in price by the underwriters is known as the spread and represents the compensation for distributing the bonds and for assuming the risk of a change in market value of the bonds--. Underwriters do not always achieve a profit because, in some cases, the bonds can be sold only at a price lower than the purchase price, and therefore, the underwriter takes a loss in the transaction.

Your welcome.

Goober said...

I feel bad for the guy on the bike, but these "boomers" better learn, it's not IF you lay the bike down, it's a matter of WHEN and HOW BAD! Kind'a like riding bulls.

Anonymous said...

i bought one of those barking dog sirens that would let out this loud screeching noise whenever a dog barked. it was supposed to annoy the dog to the point that it would stop barking, however, i found it worked better on the owners.

i set it up right by the fence and pointed it directly at the neighbors bedroom window (about 10' away). they didn't keep their loud-*ss dog very much longer after that.

Anonymous said...

11:41--------------------

You da man!

Anonymous said...

8:24 is correct. In the medical profession, we refer to motorcycles as 'donor-cycles' for obvious reasons.