6.06.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • A Keller teenager allegedly shoots and kills another teenager over a bad marijuana deal on Friday. I'll bet there's more to the story than that. Edit: Everyone know my reference of "shoots and kills" is code for "stabbed".
  • But don't worry: The Feds confiscated 16 tons of marijuana in three separate incidents near the border last week. Problem solved. (And to say there's a "ton of marijuana" smuggled into this country is a massive understatement, isn't it?)
  • Holy cow breaking news: Five U.S. marines killed this morning in Iraq. (And that comes on the heels of 21 people dying because of bombs on Friday.)
  • Had a bullet point on the new Texas "Romeo and Juliet" law but I'm going to save it for its own post. Talk about confusing. I started looking into it when I  heard the wheels off discussion about the law on WBAP this morning. (Hal Jay was throwing out opinions on teenage girls that had everyone distancing from him.)
  • Yeah, I didn't miss Sarah Palin saying that Paul Revere "warned the British that they weren't going to be taking our arms."  She would come back later and say it was a "gotcha" question.
  • I finally decided that it can be too hot to go to the pool.
  • After years of using a weedeater without wearing protective glasses, I can't think of doing it these days without them. 
  • Plopped down on Saturday to watch the DVR'd showing of the HBO documentary "Too Big To Fail" only to realize I had recorded a thirty minutes special of "The Making Of Too Big To Fail". (But it's not like they won't show it a million times in the future.)
  • TCU baseball, which started the season ranked first in the nation, did not receive any Christian love this weekend getting booted in the first round after loses to Dallas Baptist and Oral Roberts.
  • Think it's a bad sign that twice in the last month Mrs. LL has lost her breath after hearing something hit the floor because she thought I had collapsed?
  • Stay with me here: The Baylor softball team won an extra inning game on Saturday night where the opposing pitcher threw 191 pitches. Get this: That was the second game she had pitched that day.
  •  Personal note: Sad to see the passing of Decatur's Jimmy Armes.

47 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
I like todays pic.
3 out 5

Anonymous said...

I want to see Too Big To Fail as well but it's not a documentary---it has William Hurt and other big named actors portraying people involved in the meltdown. Just FYI

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of woman..

Anonymous said...

will miss Jimmy Armes, what an awesome man he was.

Double Fake Ann Curry said...

The drug deal gone bad in Keller was a stabbing, not a shooting. That was an easy detail to miss in the HEADLINE, seeing as how you were probably in an awful hurry to find the conspiracy that was being covered up.

Anonymous said...

Today's pic is a butterface!

Anonymous said...

The Armes were a class act! Decatur is less this morning!

Anonymous said...

Indeed a sad day for the passing of Mr. Armes. He did a lot for W.A.R.M. and will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Today's pic.....is it April 1st?

Anonymous said...

Too Big To Fail...everyone needs to see this movie. Now, I'm not an economical genius so I don't know how much is factual or how much "Hollywood" they put into it, but it does a lot of explaining.

This also reiterates the fact that Wall Street junkies are absolutely out for themselves. We were hours away from being thrown into a global depression that would have made the "Great Depression" not seem so great.

wordkyle said...

Good ole reliable Liberally Lean. I knew you couldn't resist the Sarah Palin "story" since the Huffington Post was running with it (and celebrating the opportunity to ridicule Palin again.) The celebration's a bit premature, though. Turns out Sarah Palin was right about Paul Revere and his ride(s). Inelegantly expressed (comparable to some of Obama's off-the-cuff remarks,) but factually correct. Did you know anything about Paul Revere's ride other than Longfellow's poem?

Anonymous said...

"shoots & kills" -> stabbed.

Anonymous said...

The marijuana seized is about the daily consumption of the popuation of Dallas County.

Anonymous said...

Imagine 125,000 Taliban fighters in the USA driving around blowing stuff up. How long you thnk it would take to win our hearts and minds?

el chupacabra said...

"Think it's a bad sign that twice in the last month Mrs. LL has lost her breath after hearing something hit the floor because she thought I had collapsed?"

Just a signe she loves you too much dude.

Lucky

Jarhead said...

I think she may be "losing her breath" in anticipation rather than consternation.

Call me, Babe. *wink*

Anonymous said...

the last time i used the weed-eater w/o ear protection i had a small seed get into my ear & work it's way onto my eardrum. The little ear,nose & throat Dr in Decatur had to dig it out, hurt like hell!! Haven't fired up the weed-eater w/o some sort of protection every since!

Anonymous said...

That kid from Keller sounds like a real stand up guy. Got a 15yo pregnant, JUST got a job, tries to rob another kid and gets stabbed in the chest. Sounds like trash takin' out the trash, to me...

Triple Fake... said...

Palin:
She charms lots of folks with her good old folksy conservative comments. She turns lots of others off (myself included) with her inelegant and awkward method of delivering her message - or trying to qualify previous comments and making it worse
A polished speaker isn't necessarily a guarantee of an effective politician. But if I wanted somebody who spouts off about religion, guns, and "gosh darn" freedom, I could pick out just about anybody down at the not-so-liberal (or lean) Dairy Queen. Paralleling my positions on the major issues doesn't automatically make any of them a viable candidate for public office

Candance said...

The thing about your wife losing her breath because she thought you collapsed cracked me up. Like, a lot. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Our sympathy to the Armes family. Sad news to hear of Jimmie's passing. Does anyone know if he had been ill or was this an unexpected passing?

Anonymous said...

At our house...

Mrs. DF usually laughs hysterically when I trip/fall/stumble ...and THEN quietly asks..."Are you okay?"...while still giggling.

Double Fake Humpty Dumpty

Anonymous said...

"We've been to 57 states, with one to go."

Anonymous said...

Funny think is, the kid that stabbed the other one can justifiably use self-defense in the legal realm. Even a criminal has the right to protect his property, or "investments"...

John Holmes' Ghost said...

That honey in the pic looks a little too chunky in the caboose... I'd still hit it...

Anonymous said...

It's official: Bacon has no taste in women. This RT girl looks like she has a pound of ground beef hidden in that bikini bottom. And she must have forgotten to sharpie her eyebrows.

"How are you today?" is a gotcha question for Sarah Palin. Other notable questions she is likely to flub:

"How old are you?"
"What types of magazines do you read?" (That is an actual question she screwed up!
(What's two plus two?"

etc...

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage, be sure and save the stained blue dress.

Anonymous said...

Are you choosing the Random women by the pounds these days? If that chich hits the water, there will be a tsunami warning issued somewhere.

Anonymous said...

No mention of another wreck on 380 on the Denton County side that killed another 17y/o on Saturday? He was from Sunset.

Anonymous said...

I have to say I actually agree with Rage today.

The Rage Cage

Anonymous said...

Looks like Wordkyle has been busy on Wikipedia...

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/38678_Palin_Fans_Trying_to_Edit_Wikipedia_Paul_Revere_Page

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re: Sarah and Paul Revere - The most disturbing part of her response was not that she got the bell part wrong, (Which she did Kyle, no way out of that.) But that she immediately took to the stump and used the opportunity to fear monger against gun control. She is very, very shallow.

Triple Fake, you hit the nail on the head. She sounds like a bunch of the people on here. I wouldn't want them in politics either.

RE: Today's pic. I'd put a C-Note out there that most guys would on a typical night at the bar. And would be quick to play otherwise afterwards.

Anonymous said...

"We've been to 57 states, with one to go."

wordkyle said...

1:27 - You might take a look at the revision attempts on Sarah Palin's Wiki page also.

Mike: From the book Paul Revere's Ride by professor of history David Hackett Fischer: "[Revere] rode directly to the house of Captain Isaac Hall, commander of Medford’s minutemen, who instantly triggered the town’s alarm system. A townsman remembered that "repeated gunshots, the beating of drums and the ringing of bells filled the air." As I mentioned earlier, Palin's account was inelegant, but basically correct. She had better knowledge of the ride than 99.9% of Americans. (All most people knew was from the poem.)

The problem was not with her knowledge, but her decision to stop and answer such an academic question on the fly. "Ms. Palin, please tell us about Paul Revere's ride." Is that a question designed to gather information, or to test the person? Has anyone seen video of the question being asked? All I've seen have been edited to show just her answer.

Anonymous said...

The 17 yr old boy from Sunset rear ended an suv and his truck veered into the west bound lane and struck a car. Passengers in the suv and car are okay. The 17 yr old sadly died. Again, this is not the fault of the highway. It is called driving too close to the car in front of you, most times.

Anonymous said...

I could care less about what SP knows or doesn't know about Paul Revere's ride all I know is that I am 100% conservative but if she wins the Republican nomination, I will be voting for Obama!

Anonymous said...

The Armes family is a class act ideed. Jimmy will surely be missed. My heart goes out to Marynella and their children.

Anonymous said...

wk,
No one believes Palin knew what she was talking about, not even you, although you made a heroic effort to defend her.
A Palin epiphany that the GOP leaders won’t get until next spring;
Not only is she not a viable candidate, she will have sucked most of the life and all of the money out of the tea party voters.
Uncle Wally

Anonymous said...

And so now that UMass professor has come out and said that yes, matter of fact, PR DID warn the British... will you and the rest of the "Gotcha Dimocrats" make nice and apologize?

Anonymous said...

6:29, don't hold your breath.

Anonymous said...

Dad has been sick for sometime. He passed away this Sunday with his family and friends at his side. Thank you for all of the kind words and prayers. Lori

Anonymous said...

6:29
You are an idiot

wordkyle said...

Wally -- Yes, we all know that Palin didn't know what she was talking about, even though she mentioned obscure points not known by those more ignorant of history than she. We all know that she couldn't be right, even though history experts have supported her points. We all know that anything Palin gets right is pure dumb luck, because we all know that the template and caricature the Democrats and media have created can't be wrong. Doesn't that pretty much sum up what we all know?

Anonymous said...

7:42 ... geez. What a compelling arguement. Unless you've had your head in the sand all afternoon it has been revealed that Paul Revere DID also warn the British that they would be hearing bells from the church and warning shots. He was telling them for their own good. So if you're interested in getting beyond calling someone names you might try reading a book.

Anonymous said...

The rest off the story of the kid that got stabbed is that he had just taken a job to help support his soon to be sixteen year old bride and his child.Maybe he was getting the little bastard his first toot.sheeees

Anonymous said...

wk
I agree with everyone of your points. I am glad you have admitted that she didn't know what she was talking about.
I guess it could be said that she was right when she said he was warining the British since every citizen of the colonies were british. What she meant to say was he was warning the good British that the bad British were coming.
There, we have justification for her blabbering without having to change Wikipedia again like it has been so many times in the last three days.
Your favorite uncle

Anonymous said...

3:57

A real conservative would not even joke about voting for Obama.

Big Ed