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6.20.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • This software for this blog now allows you to read it in a mobile-friendly format. Or so they tell me. Edit: Getting a couple of negative comments on this, but I thought it looked pretty spiffy on the iPhone.
  • Got the sweetest hand crafted gift ever yesterday. I didn't tear up. Much. Ok, maybe a lot. 
  • And then the Family Cat almost caused it to go crashing to the floor later in the evening. 
  • Former Dallas City Councilman Al Lipscomb died over the weekend. The only time I did a double take on the story was when I saw an interview with a blast from the past: Diane Ragsdale. If you know those names, you remember some crazy times. 
  • There's a new mayor-elect for Dallas, and the Morning News lead headline today says his priorities are for "Growth, Schools."  Schools? Someone want to enroll him in Local Government 101?
  • Heard that current mayor Dwaine Caraway told the Mavs' parade crowd that he wanted them to "two-peat." As someone on The Fan said, "Don't we already have a word for that?"
  • There was some type of extravaganza on the courthouse square in Decatur on Saturday afternoon. Unless it was a glacier themed water park, it had to be a beating.
  • Did I see Fox 4 say the actual highs for Saturday as 111 for Wichita Falls and 114 for Vernon?
  • On a sleepy, late Saturday night, Mrs. LL and I started to watch Inception. Uh, we'll get back to it. 
  • Had the "next Tiger Woods" win the U.S. Open this weekend. I have a question: Why does the NBC logo and the Golf Channel logo appear on top of one another in the corner of the screen?
  • Still not exactly sure what happened on Friday to cause the The New Teenager In The House to get her phone taken away for a week, but Mrs. LL seemed to be more traumatized about it than her. 
  • P.F. Changs yesterday. Thoughts: (1) Not bad, (2) Oddest comment by waitress when someone in our party indicated that they hadn't been there before: "We're not Panda Express", and (3) Do some people roll out of bed and go to a restaurant? 
  • A line of thunderstorms was going through Jack County as I type this line at 8:05 a.m. 
  • Tuned into catch the last minute of the Miss USA contest  last night. Here's your winner, Miss California. Just okay. (Did you know Miss Texas won that pageant five times in a row in the 1980s?)
  • Gov. Perry sure did sound like he was running for President over the weekend as he gave a speech in Louisiana. And he harped on new (but largely meaningless) legislation  which was perfect to jazz the right wing crowd: Voter ID and Tort Reform. If you thought he wanted the new laws only for a presidential campaign, you were right.
  • And if he's the savior for the Republicans, they got big trouble. 




69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hot sports opinion: Rick Perry will announce his candidacy shortly and he will be the next President of these United States!

Anonymous said...

My next photo will be me amd the "Need a Job" Guy, I'm tryin to raise money to go to the next Electric Daisy Concert in VEGAS Baby!!!!

Bet theres gonna be lots and lots of Ga Zongas floppin!!!! Have yall seen them ticket prices!!!!! Geeesh,gotta be awesome for them prices!!!!!!!! Im thinkin a Random thoughts Photo opp,will be taken there too..... to be continued

Anonymous said...

Rightwing zealots are going to back the Republicans into a corner in their "anyone but Romney" attitude.

Once again it is the fundamentalist in religion and politics driving the train. Think about it, abortion (affecting 3% of our population) and gay marriage (affecting 1-2% of our population) being the determining factor for these folks.

I want someone who can work for the other 97%.....stabalizing our economy, keeping us out of wars, with some degree of equity and fairness in the process.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, If you think Perry is running and we got troubles, you ought to see the guy that the liberal weenies are running.

Anonymous said...

The mobile version of your blog sucks!

Anonymous said...

You think the Republicans are in big trouble if they want Perry? OK. Who do you pick? Admit it. You don't like any of them, BG.

Anonymous said...

That chick on the left has a HUGE refund gap! Freaky lookin'...

Anonymous said...

Rep, Dem or Tea Bagger, every Texas should hope, pray and vote for Perry as Prez. Why? He won't be governor any longer. And while I doubt that he would make a second term, we know for a fact that he won't be in Washington for any longer than 8 years. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I think that Perry would do less damage to Texas as Prez than Guv.

Anonymous said...

I don't like the way this new blog looks on my iPhone!

janneba said...

Temp was 108° in Sunset on SAturday

Anonymous said...

If Obama is the Dems troll running in '12, they are in big trouble.

Anonymous said...

Ditto, 9:03 a.m.!!!

Anonymous said...

You heard it here first:

Romney/Perry for the Republican ticket.

Perry talks a big game and will bring in some votes, but he's not smart enough to be the one in front of the cameras all the time.

Rage

Anonymous said...

8:48, you said it all. I wish everyone had your sense.

8:58, don't ever underestimate Perry's potential for causing trouble for Texans. Best hope is that he gets the GOP nomination, resigns as governor, then goes down in glorious flames on the national level.

Anonymous said...

Are people in Heaven forced to think good thoughts or do they have free will to think as they please?

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry for President!! I'll campaign for him every day and twice on Sundays if it will get him out of Texas.

Harold Taft's Ghost said...

Nice rundown of yesterday's heat.
http://weatherspark.com/#!dashboard;q=wichita+falls,Texas,+United+States

wordkyle said...

If the economy is your main concern, compare the economy in Texas the last several years with that of the rest of the country. Perry was governor during that relative boom, and while not saying he gets the full credit, at least he has a track record. Compare that to Obama's "leave no footprints" history before he got elected, and Obama's "made the problem worse/not my fault" record since he took office. Compared to the current officeholder, any Republican looks electable.

P.S. Most Republicans don't attach a messianic devotion ("savior"?) to their political candidates. Save that description for those who "get a tingle in their leg" when thinking of Obama.

On Your Face said...

Mobile version is much better. Easier to navigate, no more multiple windows to see comments...

Anonymous said...

You heard it here first. Perry/Bachman 2012

Anonymous said...

Barry, you act like you don't know what it's like to have a thoughtful, considerate, loving spouse who puts you first.

Arthur said...

BG, Your humble blog looks good on iPhone. It's much more mobile user friendly. The reason for the Golf Channel and NBC bugs appearing together is Comcast owns both. Well, GE still owns 49 percent of NBC Universal but Comcast is the managing partner while owning the Golf Channel and Versus outright.

If Governor Perry gets in the race for POTUS, I may go long on Goldman Sachs and Macquarie. The governor must be an "honest" politician because he seems to represent benefactors quite well, re: the Trans Texas Corridor, the NTTA's new tollways and the Gardasil fiasco (in fairness to GS and Maquarie, that's Merck's baby).

Jon Huntsman may be the guy to worry about if you're a Dem.

Anonymous said...

How many of you blasted NBC for purposely cutting out ONE NATION UNDER GOD in it's Pledge of Allegiance, for the US Open?

Yeah, they did a nice little apology later on, saying it was missed...

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle for President.

Puts a tingle in.......the bladder.

Anonymous said...

P.S. Most Republicans don't attach a messianic devotion ("savior"?) to their political candidates

Really?

Reagan?
Goldwater?
Ron Paul?
Sarah Palin?

Work on your thought processes a little bit and get back to me.

You heard it here first. Perry/Bachman 2012

That's the Democrats' dream team, right there. Guaranteed Obama re-election if that happens. Bachman isn't as dumb as Palin, but she's crazier.

One heartbeat away, baby.

Plus, I bet the Perry homosexual stories come out in full force, as well as any stories about babies he had out of wedlock (if any...).

Rage

Anonymous said...

Keep the mobile version it is great

Raymond said...

iPod mobile version is GREAT!!!

Anonymous said...

Palin/Gingrich in 2012...

Anonymous said...

Rage, Who do you have that's one heart beat away right now? That should scare the bajeezus out of you.

Anonymous said...

Do you think most criminals, worthless lazy bums living off the government and illegal immigrants are Democrats?

Anonymous said...

Rage - heard from a friend who has acqaintances in Austin say Perry is gay.

That doesn't bother me. But what does is his incredible egotistocal demeanor.

...and his beady eyes.

Anonymous said...

2012 THE END

Anonymous said...

What has Perry done for education in Texas? A big fat NOTHING!

Anonymous said...

Rage, Do you still beat your wife? Sorry, I forgot. You're a pronounced homosexual.

Scott said...

11:13 -

I agree wholeheartedly with you! My wife is a teacher and she is outraged at what bills the Gov failed to veto. The latest one passed gives schools the option of cutting teachers pay by as much as $ 15K/year with no recourse for the teacher affected. It also cuts out maximum class sizes.

Also, and he sure did not publicize this, but he took away the "Rainy Day Fund" money that he had publicized so much when it was originally released to help the schools.

Therefore, you have teachers worrying right now that they may get a call tomorrow saying that they are making 1/3 less than they were making today, if they even have a job left and the district does not cut it due the lack of "Rainy Day Funds."

Anonymous said...

Well, what was the hand crafted gift? Pictures please!

Anonymous said...

12:18 Again, people like you and your wife sure don't live in reality.

Pssstttt......people in the private sector have experienced cuts too.

Anonymous said...

Who do you have that's one heart beat away right now? That should scare the bajeezus out of you.

Being as how he's the current VP, I'd say who do "we" have...

During the Democratic primary, Biden often made the most sense and gave some of the most direct answers. I hate his stance on gun control though. No matter what, though, he'd be better than any Republican in the field.

heard from a friend who has acqaintances in Austin say Perry is gay.

That doesn't bother me. But what does is his incredible egotistocal demeanor.


It doesn't bother you that Republicans run on one family values platform while acting entirely differently?

does not cut it due the lack of "Rainy Day Funds."

The problem is that the rainy day fund is already spent. The Republican legislature did not fix the budget--they just delayed the issue until next session through a combination of huckster accounting and pledging the rainy day fund ahead of time.

Pretty good article about it here:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7617653.html

Rage

Anonymous said...

I figure pretty much ANYONE the republicans run against bammy is a shoe-in. I don't think there are many in the US who would vote for him now that he's demonstrated his idiocy so many times. Even the ignorant racist blacks are realizing they made a horrible mistake.

wordkyle said...

umm....really.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

I do really like the new mobile layout. It is much easier to read now on an iPhone. But, is there anyway to make it show the entire story sans comments on the main page? It would be better than just reading the first sentence of each story, (A La the Messenger Mobile).

Or, like the mobile version of Gizmodo.com you could skip the first couple of lines altogether.

Minor suggestion only though... I like it now. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Biden made the most sense to you? I guess you are gullible when he makes as many gaffes as he does. "Three letters, J O B S." I pray that Obammy isn't assasinated because your VP would then become President.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Biden made the most sense to you? I guess you are gullible when he makes as many gaffes as he does. "Three letters, J O B S." I pray that Obammy isn't assasinated because your VP would then become President.

Anonymous said...

Come on wordie, that's all you got? For every example you give you get several thrown back at you, and you can't respond at all?

At least you didn't call him a troll this time. That's a step toward actually trying to discuss the issues instead of taking your ball and going home like usual.

I know, I know, you think I'm him too. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you though, right?

wordkyle said...

What I remember most fondly about Goldwater is the time he talked about when the stock market crashed and FDR come on television to talk to the people.

I enjoyed how Reagan said that his election was the moment when the oceans' rise began to slow and the earth began to heal.

I like how Palin supporters say that if she's elected they won't have any more mortgage or car payments.

242 - Complete and thorough Liberal misunderstanding (or deliberate misstatement) of the position of Republican/Conservative Americans, and their attitudes toward Republican candidates, doesn't qualify as deserving an answer, other than maybe "Seek professional help."

Anonymous said...

Let's cut to the chase...SHUT UP WORDPILE,you goofy pipe slurpin Rush Limpball wannabe...Thanks for your attention in the matter.

Anonymous said...

1:37 pm

3 letters ... J O B S?

Pretty funny.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

Yep. That's all you got.

2:42


Big Ed--here are some more that I'm sure you'll find are hilarious. Thank God they weren't made by the Vice President though, right? WHEW! Biden is such a fool, so this guy must be even worse, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ux3DKxxFoM

Anonymous said...

And here's some more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk41ea2Ohug&feature=related

Anonymous said...

3:11, didn't anyone ever tell you not to pick on the kids wearing hockey helmets?

Rage

wordkyle said...

1) I'm sorry that you guys don't like people to express opinions that are different from yours. That, however, is your problem, not mine.

2) There are two ways I'll quit posting here -- if Liberal comments are no longer posted; or if our esteemed host asks me to leave (we are all guests here at his discretion.)

Read the most-quoted of Perry's statements this last weekend.

Anonymous said...

So...you think the country will vote for another goofy governor from Texas? I still have that machine that turns sand into gold I want to sell you.
Uncle Wally
Democrats dream ticket for the GOP;
anything with Perry and/or Palin on it.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle and Rage are the same person, we should all know that by now.

Anonymous said...

Look Word,we like people's opinions it's that we don't like you and that's our opinion like it or not.

Anonymous said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You right wingers really crack me up! You actually are lame enough to believe the majority of the U.S. citizens would actually vote for another Texas governor?

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Hilarious!

CT said...

I would vote Perry for Prez just to get him the hell out of Texas. He is a moron, and a liar.

Anonymous said...

CT, We don't need consecutive morons and liars for President.

Anonymous said...

3:31 - I don't really dislike Wordy - it is his "know it all" attitude and always the comeback with "ok, explain what you mean by "know it all"......or blah blah blah......

..B O R I N G!

Anonymous said...

"I'm sorry that you guys don't like people to express opinions that are different from yours. That, however, is your problem, not mine."

Really??? Who is it on here that pontificates everything as the only correct answer because "I said so". Wordkyle, you're the Sarah Palin of LL. When you're wrong you'll never admit it. Everyone is just mean, stupid and picking on poor ol' Wordkyle when they don't agree with you.

wordkyle said...

508 - Boring I'll accept -- if you don't find my comments interesting, then so be it. Still your problem, not mine (don't read my comments.)

"Know it all" attitude I dispute. I have gone out of my way in this forum to emphasize that I'm no smarter (or less smart) than anyone else. I am, however, able to read. Contrary to the Liberal caricature (which they seem to believe is real,) most Conservatives are reasonably intelligent, reasonably informed people. Is that what makes you think I have a superior attitude? I think in this case "blah blah blah" is correct -- if you make the accusation, you have the obligation to explain what you mean.

Anonymous said...

12:44, what a stupid thing to say that 12:18 and his wife do not live in reality. Where the hell do you think they live? Of course there have been cuts in the "private sector." But those cuts don't affect thousands of school kids who will now suffer due to the severe education cuts. So who is it that isn't living in reality? I'd say it was you because you evidently live only in a "me only" world and have no care at all about what these cuts will cause to disappear in ALL school systems.

A Brannon said...

You did see that about Vernon! (...and you didn't think I'd let a hometown mention slip past, did you?) - Mom said on Friday that the temp was 115....solid. Not talkin' heat index. Straight heat. Straight hell.

Anonymous said...

@848 and 930:
The CDC reports that for 2007 (last available), there were 827,609 medical abortions performed in selected US states. This # leaves out Alaska, California, Louisiana, Maryland, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and W Virginia, who didn't report. Those 7 states would elevate the number significantly, had they been included. Last year, 40% of ALL pregnancies in New York City were ended by abortion, and 60% of all black pregnancies in New York City and Wash DC were ended by abortion. Statistics such as these are important to more than just the "fundamentalist in religion" as you called them, and many are opposed to this form of birth control being funded (hugely, anyway) by the taxpayer.

Anonymous said...

Al Lipscomb, Diane Ragsdale...

AND

"What's Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum?"

"Oh, that's just Elsie Faye Higgins' phone number!"

There's your troika.

Anonymous said...

7:48
Look it up. No abortions are funded by the taxpayer. It is against the law for the government to pay for an aborion. Even wordkyle will confirm this. Don't make me explain this again. Seems I have to do it every week. Like wordkyle says. at least he reads, you need to do more of that.
Uncle Wally

wordkyle said...

Sorry, Wally. Loopholes exist.

Anonymous said...

Wordy's 6:25 post. There he goes again.

The guy just likes to argue.

Shoulda been a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

10:05
What does Planned Parenthood do with all of that money that the government gives them?

wordkyle said...

652 - I don't necessarily like to argue. I simply hate to see accusations thrown out (especially against me) without justification and without the backbone to back them up. "Hit and run" (a la Napoleon Dynamite) seems to be some people's tactic of choice.