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6.22.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • In the Messenger's story about the guy allegedly trying to run down a trooper with a tractor, the property owner said that he was "gesticulating" at the suspect prior to the incident to try and get his attention. Yep, correct usage.
  • The Weatherford Democrat used the headline that the man "Fled Like A Deere."
  • Both stories report that the trooper fired twice at the man before he exited the tractor. I wonder if any of the cop cars, all with video cameras, recorded the incident? 
  • Does any town have more electricity outage issues than Decatur?
  • It's odd how I just assumed that the body found in Wise County yesterday was a male. That was wrong. 
  • The Rangers crowd set a world record last night of most people to wear sunglasses at night. Silly.
  • The Aggies, like the Longhorns, got booted from the College World Series after going 0-2.
  • Gov. Perry says you can follow him on "Tweeter" (@ 2:30 mark - link takes you right to it) in a taped, pre-produced message.
  • Speaking of, I woke up this morning to see Mrs. LL tweeted last night that I was "singing in [my] sleep."  Some wise arse responded with, "Let me guess: He's singing, 'It's Raining Men'". 
  • Ok, that was funny.
  • "For what?" - WBAP's Hal Jay's quote of the morning regarding the sports director's assertion that Roger Clemens may be in trouble in his upcoming trial.
  • Third Grader In The House: "Mom says you snore and wants you to wear those nose strips she bought you." Me: "Really?" Her: "Don't tell her I told you." 
  • Lots of people discussing my sleeping habits.
  • If you are the criminal defense attorney in the Corpus Christi case where your client got five years probation for "spanking" a two year old, family lawyer Abby Ewing of Dallas called you a "bad lawyer" on KLIF this morning (and then moments later said the case makes her think there may be more to it than what has been reported.)
  • In the Northeast they are debating the potential impact of "fracking" and not a day goes by where a story doesn't say that in Wise County, Texas the practice caused property values to drop 75%.
  • Isn't that QR Code that is popping up everywhere pretty close to the defunct and much criticized  CueCat?
  • Get me this Kelly Kapowski shirt that Justin Bieber wears!!! (Side note: The girls in the house have never heard of Saved By The Bell.)


47 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4 out 5
She is hot hot

Anonymous said...

I am proud of the Bridgeport City council for stepping up and standing up for taxpayers against Doctor's Hospital.
It is time to hold their feet to the fire.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

*roll his eyes at Pennsillyvania and the collective wringing of hands regarding fracking*

Everyone wants their problems solved.

Everyone wants them solved in someone else's backyard.

There are a STAGGERING number of wells in North Texas. Sorry, but the number of complaints of water quality etc. that are still moving through due process are down in the noise level.

Open invitation to any Land Company... feel free to contact Mike Honcho regarding drilling, fracking, water storage, or any other thing you want to some land for.

Jarhead said...

"Hallelujah!!!"

heehee

Anonymous said...

I've seen enough "Cops" to never believe the "he tried to run me over" story. It's always some police that runs into the path of the vehicle, then claims that the driver tried to kill/assault him.

Anonymous said...

I would pose with her for $$ and well, you know.

She is hot!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, God, for the much needed rain!

Anonymous said...

Kelly Kapowski used to get me through high school. If I could just make it through Math class I could go home and watch her. I always hoped her and Jesse would hook up.

Anonymous said...

Look folks, energy production is not a clean business. Is it better than it was 10 years ago? Sure; will it be cleaner in another 10? Absolutely, but if you want the production in your area to go down, QUIT USING ANY AND ALL PETROLEUM BASED PRODUCTS. . . it's. Fairly simple concept. All you have to do is stop driving, using anything with plastic in it, about 98% of hygiene products, using any sort of roadway for transportation, only wear cotton clothes that are the natural off-white cotton. . . Oh wait cotton strippers run on diesel. . . Dammit. Face it folks, you can hate oil and natural gas all you want but at the end of the day you are just as addicted to it as the next person. Your Prius doesn't make that much of a diifernecd either but that's another story. Read up on how after you replace the battery at 60,000 miles it takes more petroleum to dispose of it than your standard gas car uses in 100,000 miles. . . Just saying.

Anonymous said...

He was on a Tractor? Who the hell was he..Mr Douglas?

DF Sam Drucker.

Anonymous said...

So.....do we know the story of the Wise County body hat was found?

And what is Jarhead referencing his comment?

Jarhead said...

Anon:

"What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach..."

Triple Fake Strother Martin

Anonymous said...

I could see gesticulating not getting his attention.

My Other Brother Darryl

Triple Fake... said...

I think there may be a correlation between use of the word "gesticulating" in Wise County, and failure to flag down - by use of gesticulation - a suspected felon fleeing on a tractor in Wise County. The guy is running from police. He's broken into a house and stolen a tractor to make his escape. I doubt he's gonna stop to find out what you have to say just because you're jumping around like a marionette.

The trooper had the right idea. There's no mistaking what your message is when you toss a couple of high speed lead couriers across somebody's bow

Anonymous said...

Jarhead,

Some men just can't be reached... because I've got another set of leg irons.....I've spent a night in the box....but look what I did to ol' Blue. He was carried back in the trunk. Now, I know I'm not supposed to smoke in bed in the prone position.... but I'd still like to know what the "Hallelujah" was for??

Was it the land value decrease post?

txtrigger said...

I've live in Decatur for 10 years now, and can count the number of times we have lost power for more than 5 min. on one hand. Friends down in the "big" cities seem to lose it much more often

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport Hospital blew through finance guys on what seemed an annual basis. You have to wonder if the problem wasn't them but others trying to grab profits before profit was possible.

Anonymous said...

Jarhead originated the tweet referencing "its raining men". Jeez you all are a bunch of lazy non clicking folks today.

Anonymous said...

If property values are down in Wise County, why don't my taxes go down?

Jarhead said...

Anon:


Artist - Aretha Franklin
Album - Various Songs
Lyrics - It's Raining Men

Send "It's Raining Men" Ringtone to your Cell

Spoken:
Hi - Hi! We're your Weather Girls - Ah-huh -
And have we got news for you - You better listen!
Get ready, all you lonely girls
and leave those umbrellas at home. - Alright! -
Humidity is rising - Barometer's getting low
According to all sources, the street's the place to go
Cause tonight for the first time
Just about half-past ten
For the first time in history
It's gonna start raining men.
It's Raining Men! Hallelujah! - It's Raining Men! Amen!
I'm gonna go out to run and let myself get
Absolutely soaking wet!
It's Raining Men! Hallelujah!
It's Raining Men! Every Specimen!
Tall, blonde, dark and lean
Rough and tough and strong and mean
God bless Mother Nature, she's a single woman too
She took off to heaven and she did what she had to do
She taught every angel to rearrange the sky
So that each and every woman could find her perfect guy
It's Raining Men! Hallelujah! - It's Raining Men! Amen!
It's Raining Men! Hallelujah!
It's Raining Men! Ame---------nnnn!
I feel stormy weather / Moving in about to begin
Hear the thunder / Don't you lose your head
Rip off the roof and stay in bed
God bless Mother Nature, she's a single woman too
She took off to heaven and she did what she had to do
She taught every angel to rearrange the sky
So that each and every woman could find her perfect guy
It's Raining Men! Yeah!
Humidity is rising - Barometer's getting low
According to all sources, the street's the place to go
Cause tonight for the first time
Just about half-past ten
For the first time in history
It's gonna start raining men.
It's Raining Men! Hallelujah! - It's Raining Men! Amen!
It's Raining Men! Hallelujah! - It's Raining Men! Amen!
It's Raining Men! Hallelujah! . . .


~ Aretha Franklin

Get it now?

Anonymous said...

1001..are you sure it was the trooper who fire the shots, and do you know if the suspect was armed?

Anonymous said...

You would think that keeping your tractor in your house would be safer than keeping it outside or in the barn.

Anonymous said...

we are turning one of the empty children bedrooms into my new tractor room, Ive been wanting to do that for 20 years now..

Anonymous said...

I've lived in Decatur (a couple miles out and on Wise Elec. Coop) for more than 15 years and I can count on one hand the number of times I've lost power, too. Is it mostly people within the city limits who lose power regularly? Seems odd.

Anonymous said...

If someone yelled "gesticulating" at me while I was in the process of stealing a tractor I would haul a thinking the dude hollor'n was a homo or something.

Anonymous said...

If you have ever gotten behind my tractor going down FM 51, you would know the police could pass me faster by walking up behind me.

Triple Fake... said...

10:28 -
trooper/deputy
what's the diff? I'm not giving sworn testimony here
Are you one of those folks who believe that the police are always wrong to use certain methods when apprehending criminals? I'm one of those crazies who believe it's wrong to break into somebody's house, steal others' property, and resist arrest.
Law-abiding citizens in this nation commission peace officers to prevent crime and apprehend suspects after a crime has been committed. Kudos to these gentlemen for accomplishing the mission

The suspect was armed with a tractor. I don't know if it had any kind of implements attached, but a fella intent on eluding capture could do a lot of damage wielding several tons of easily movable steel. Even if he wasn't carrying a gun, or trying to run down somebody, I say it was a prudent move by the officer to put a decisive stop to the uh...shenanigans

Brandon said...

I'm sure I'll be called all the usual LL comment section names for knowing this, but Aretha Franklin never sang "It's Raining Men." Or if she did, hers is not the version most people have heard. That was done by The Weather Girls. That's why the first line in the lyrics Jarhead provided was "We're you're Weather Girls."

Anonymous said...

Jarhead your such a puss. Drink a beer. Go to a real sporting event. Sing something other than "raining men".

Anonymous said...

I believe the doctors are making money.....
Why is the hospital.....
I mean the city..,,
I mean taxpayers the only losers?????????

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the power outages have to do with the provider named Oncor.

So glad I'm on Wise Coop. You Oncor folks go thru hell.

Anonymous said...

11:37 so does that mean if a criminal was armed with a twinky the police would shoot to kill if they said, "Put down that twinky you criminal" and he didn't. Would they shoot the perp due to the dangerous twinky he was holding?

Afterall, that twinky could be smashed in the face of an occifer and cause blindness.

Anonymous said...

No one looses power more than the City (?) of Lake Bridgeport.

Jarhead said...

Jarhead your such a puss.

If drinking beer and going to "real sporting events" [NASCAR?] Makes me as pathetically illiterate as you seem to be, I believe I'll pass, thanks.

Love,
JH

P.S. I'm singing "It's Raining Mentally Retarded Rednecks" as I type this.

Triple Fake... said...

2:19 -
Not sure, but...I believe a Little Debbie's oatmeal cream cake could get you tasered

Now, why don't you grab a couple of twinkies, head down to the nearest police station, and test out your theory?
If you survive, maybe you'll stop asking ignernt questions, ya ding dong

Mr. Mike Honcho said...
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Anonymous said...

219 I believe that may be the most ignorant post I have ever seen. You realize with a tractor of that size he could destroy a building, right? What would you have the officer do? Try to jump on the moving tractor and possibly fall to his death under a wheel? I don't understand this attitude of coddling criminals. Why would you want a criminal to be asked nicely to stop and then be left alone if he doesn't comply. You know in my entire life I have never once been harassed by the police, but then again I am a productive law abiding member of society.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

and 2:19pm gets troll of the month award.

(Sorry Triple Fake!)

Anonymous said...

Doctor's Hospital has become an experiment in City funded medical care. The only winners are the doctors.

Anonymous said...

Not necessarily 4:33. Do you have data?

Anonymous said...

It's called North Texas Community Hospital now isn't it? Why do we keep referring to it as Doctors' Hospital? Oh yea, they haven't changed the signs out have they?

Anonymous said...

Maybe some of you wusses forgot the terror that crack head caused a few years back when he stole an army tank. Cops could have out-walked that too, but it wasn't any less dangerous.

The turd had to be killed. Remember?

Anonymous said...

I'll be at the Wal-mart in Decatur Saturday morning if anyone wants to have their pitcher taken with me.

Double Fake W

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that Taxpayers didn't get hit for the cost of signs for a new name.

Same old money pit for taxpayers no matter the name!

Anonymous said...

Is there any hope for taxpayers in this situation.

Ricardo Perry said...

Your "QR Code" link went straight to Daddy's pimpin tweet...

Anonymous said...

These meeting are so boring!