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5.24.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • A judge up at the courthouse was pretty funny yesterday when he expressed reservation about issuing a warrant for those who didn't show up for a morning docket. You know, that Rapture thing.
  • I checked in on the Mavs with about five minutes left in the game last night and they were getting killed. That couldn't have possibly changed
  • That Joplin tornado was horrible. But the local media was promoting fear this morning in its wake: NBC 5's Kim Fischer was at the Ballpark In Arlington reporting on what "officials" were doing to protect tonight's crowd in light of the "dangerous" weather they would see.
  • I could have sworn she said that the game starts at 7:05 and the storms were expected around 7:00, but I'm not believing my ears until I hear a replay.
  • Overslept this morning and I hate that. Was awakened to the weird alarm on Mrs. LL's cell phone that is the sound of a thunderstorm. (And then it asks you to solve a math problem before it will shut off.)
  • I'm sure you saw that Troy Aikman is putting his Highland Park mansion on the market for $27 24 million. It seems like he bought pricey property adjacent to it and put improvements on it as well. (I think Deoin Sander's Prosper home was on the market for $21 million but never sold.)
  • Had to go to the Wise County Jail jail yesterday and noticed a young girl who had just been released. She was trying to find out where she could sign a statement saying another girl who was still in jail, "Had nothing to do with it, and shouldn't have to post bond to be released." Girl, it ain't that easy.
  • Odd story: Family members call Fort Worth police after a woman threatens suicide. Cops arrive at her home and she "walks" towards them with scissors so officers shoot and kill her. Please tell me there is more to this story. 
  • A new prison sits empty near Anson but officials are hopeful that they can get prisoners from  Bridgeport since the private prison there has a contract that is expiring. (I have no idea if that means it won't be renewed or they hope it won't be renewed.)
  • I can never hear the name of  Anson without thinking of the phrase "No Dancin' In Anson" -- a product of a real life Footloose-like controversy there in 1987.
  • I promise I'm on the lookout for "Why Was She Suspended" news about Melinda Reaves but the Inkernet is silent -- other than she was at Casa Torres on Friday.
  • Rare Lindsay Lohan pool appearance
  • Someone on WBAP's morning team ("Sean"?) said this at 8:09 a.m. this morning in reference to the death of Macho Man Randy Savage last week in a car wreck : "You know how they got him out of his car? They had to use a Slim Jim." Wow. (In case you didn't know, Savage used to promote the "Slim Jim" snack.)


38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey if your gonna talk millions, get it right Skippy. It's 24 Million.

Anonymous said...

Well the Mavs bounced back and won! What a crazy game!

Anonymous said...

The Geo Corportion lost the contract on the prison and it turned over to another company last Fall.

Anonymous said...

I turned the Mavs game off with 5 minutes left. They were down 15 points and it was apparent they weren't really trying to win. Oops.

Tater Salad said...

Every danged time I see Lindsay's giblets, it always makes me drool...

Anonymous said...

Anson needs to call California, thanks to our great Supreme Court they have to get rid of 30,000+ prisoners....

Anonymous said...

BG, is your wife's alarm clock an app? If so which one because I am HORRIBLE about turning it off and going back to sleep. That math problem would help me out greatly.

RM

Anonymous said...

8:52. Me too

Anonymous said...

Mileage reimbursements.

Borrowed Content said...

The WFAA website states that doomsday prophet Harold Camping has revised his predicted date for the end of the world to October 21.

Really funny tweeted comment to story:

Does this mean that God saw his shadow? Or didn't see it..? One of the two, I forget anyway.. 5 more months! http://yhoo.it/krWXNk #doomsday

KyleD88

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the girl you saw in jail was on of three people arrested Sunday night in Alvord?

Anonymous said...

The Messenger carried the story detailing how the Decatur school board approved spending over $600,000. on construction of athletic facilities while over 20+ employees were axed because of finanial shortfall. Does the communiity not notice or not care? Sports could have continued without these improvements. Meanwhile students will have more crowded classrooms and fewer choices of electives and other courses. Which is more important?
It appears the children are the ones that are cheated. Be proud of a board that doesn't even fight for the kids.

Anonymous said...

Texas police departments- The new Nazi Stormtroopers....

Anonymous said...

10:04...Do you really have all the facts or are you just emotionally reacting to hot topics that appear unscrupulous to you on the surface?

Anonymous said...

@10:04

Perhaps you should call someone at the Messenger and suggest they do an investigative story about this issue of the Decatur School Board's priorities......it would be a WHOLE LOT more newsworthy than some car wreck or structure fire, or some of the other silliness that goes into that newspaper.

Anonymous said...

Another No-Body Murder Trial alert! The Casey Anthony trial began this morning with opening statements.

Anonymous said...

Are those wings protruding from Lindsay's back in the photo? If so, the Lord seriously needs to upgrade his angel application. Standards are too low.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of unhappy people in this town(Decatur). You don't get your way and/or somebody else is getting something you wanted. All you have left to do is bring down other people.

I'm sorry you hate life. I love it!

Anonymous said...

what is the deal lately with the random pix and weird-looking knees? I coud make a cheap joke here, but that would be a low blow

An alarm with a math shutoff?
Two situations -
If I had to perform the simplest of math problems first thing in the AM, that phone would be in pieces after being flung against the wall. I wake to music and my feet hit the floor within two minutes - always. The toughest problem I wanna solve is what color socks to wear

Mavs game:
they never looked worried or pressured. But...when they kept chipping away and OKC was up by only 4 near the end of regulation, you could see the Thunder felt the game (and the series) was slipping away
And those shots Dirk was making were incredible!

Anonymous said...

http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/24/netanyahu-to-address-u-s-congress/?hpt=C1


Netanyahu admits that Israel will need to concede some of the territory it has taken over.

Where is wordkyle crying that Obama was so out of touch now?

Rage

Anonymous said...

BG - Grilling the crow that you will be eating after tomorrow's night game (with a side of humble pie)! GO MAVS!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

My bad on the above tip--the Casey Anthony trial is NOT a no-body murder trial. The body of the child was found in the swamp. I thought that they had never found the body, but they did.

Before you blame me, it was their fault for not disseminating the information more widely. I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.

Anonymous said...

Not to defend the school board, for I am a teacher and have grandchildren in this district, but I believe you can't compare facility maintenance to salaries--completely different funding.

Anonymous said...

who were those outlaws arrested in Alvoid sunday nite??

Anonymous said...

Rage, Be sure and save the blue stained dress you wear for DNA testing later on.

Anonymous said...

@11:38.

True, those come from completely different funds, but I would like to know how much money the school system has spent on athletic facilities, which should ALWAYS be a secondary priority to educational needs.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Isreal would trade us a prime minister for a president, if we throw in a point gaurd and two draft picks?

Naw, that would be just stupid.

Anonymous said...

12:42 - Stupid on Israel's part only. Best move we could make.

Anonymous said...

We warned y'all the last election for DISD school board that this was why they were stacking the school board with pro sports and kinfolk running. How true we were but it's for the kids you know.

Anonymous said...

Facility maintenance is absolutely necessary, but construction is another story. Let's see how many air conditioners and heaters and roofs aren't working up to par next year and how many buildings need painting inside. Too many students have had to wear their coats throughout the day and sweat because air conditioning wasn't ready for school to start to justify faintenance spending.

Anonymous said...

Where is Melinda Reeves!

Speak up Girl!

Anonymous said...

Never ever had to use an alarm clock. Am also an early riser.

Don't hate me cuz I'm perfect.

Anonymous said...

Melinda Reeves should run for Mayor of Rhome.

Anonymous said...

DISD Athletics? LOL

We don't exactly have a "program". No state championships. No NFL players. Hardly any division-1 scholarships. Just a run-of-the-mill AAA athletic department. Any money diverted from education to fund this mediocrity is just insane.

Anonymous said...

Rhome has a new mayor 3:34. You don't like her?

Anonymous said...

I saw MR Friday at Walmart Wells Fargo. She seemed relaxed...smiling and chatting with the teller. I'm sure this is all just a BIG misunderstanding and will clear up soon.

Anonymous said...

Today's rt girls have 10 foot pole marks all over them.

Anonymous said...

Those cops who shot the lady with scissors must be the biggest bunch of pussies ever. Why not knock the scissors from her hand with your billy club? You could then rough her up a little to get rid of some of that pent up anger from getting picked on in school. If you just want to kill, go enlist an get your pussy ass to the middle east. All cops suck!!! to protect and serve. What a Joke.