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7.29.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Me in the middle of the night as Mrs. LL crawled back into bed: "Where have you been?" Her: "Got a ladder out of the garage to pull the battery out of the smoke detector since it's been beeping for an hour, turned off the sprinklers in the front lawn because you've flooded the street, and picked up dog poop. You?"
  • Tarrant County prosecutors dressed up as condiments. Good cause or not, doesn't professionalism have a line?
  • Rick Perry champions "states rights". New York state approved gay marriage. Perry said, "That's fine because I support states rights." He then clarified by saying we need a federal constitutional amendment to ban the states from approving gay marriage. [*facepalm*]
  • Vince Young is out in Tennessee although he should sign with the Eagles today. I bet he wishes he had stayed his senior year at the Evil Empire because it would have been more fun than every single day of his NFL career combined.
  • Heard that Journey was performing on The Today Show this morning. So long as the band has the Triple Fake Steve Perry, it's just not the same (even if he sounds the same.)
  • Bridgeport native and TCU footballer and 49ers sixth round draft pick Colin Jones has signed with San Francisco. I wonder if the new collective bargaining agreement impacts the salaries of late round draft picks like it has first rounders? 
  • It seems like customer service in big chains has improved over the last couple of years: Best Buy and Home Depot come to mind.
  • Former Tech coach Mike Leach has been on a book tour and making multiple radio appearances. Man, that guy has a Scorched Earth Policy. I don't see him getting a coaching job above, say, a UTEP. He's just too much of a powder keg.
  • Mrs. LL and I had to judge an impromptu beauty pageant last night performed by the Girls In The House. (I told you that Toddlers and Tiaras thing has gotten out of hand.) "Amazingly", my ballot, despite a complicated scoring system they designed, had both girls ending in a tie. That obviously put the pressure on Mrs. LL. I think she panicked and went crazy because I heard her saying something about a "Grande" award and a "Mucho" award. It wasn't a Spanish themed contest.
  • And then she awarded the dog the "Donde Esta La Biblioteca" Award. Yep, she went nuts.
  • New Jersey governor (and Far Right Poster Child) Chris Christie was hospitalized yesterday and blamed asthma as the reason. I blame cheeseburgers.


65 comments:

Upstairs said...

It's time for Mrs. LL to ask for a raise.

The Secret Police said...

Just read the Drudge Report, its all bad news for our country, its like The USA just passed away in the night. The whole time Democrats are enthusiastically beating their chests claiming victory. You guys should be so proud of yourselves. Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Puppies,puppies,LOOK at them puppies,and the girls are Hawwt too!!!

Goober said...

The Mess says power out in B'port this morning; Wise Coop power out all over northern Wise County right now. Seems they are taking lessons from ONCOR how to rob their customers on a monthly basis(charging for services they don't provide)

Anonymous said...

"It seems like customer service in big chains has improved over the last couple of years: Best Buy and Home Depot come to mind."

I get what you're saying about Home Depot, but Best Buy is terrible. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE that store, but trying to get help when I need it is downright impossible, and I've visited several Best Buys across the entire South.

It was so bad once that I actually threw my hands up in the air and left (I went in there to buy a new MAC computer......I just went to an Apple Store instead, where I got help the moment I walked inside)

Anonymous said...

And Another!.... Repeat Picture.
But a good one.

Triple Fake... said...

Sounds like Mrs LL is a keeper. Don't screw it up!

Nice pic today

it's Fridaaaaaaaaaaay!!

Anonymous said...

Professionalism and attornies and judges?........come on that is an oxymoron

Anonymous said...

Wishin the best for Collin. Too bad Decatur can't develop any top notch talent. Losers.

Anonymous said...

"It's time for Mrs. LL to ask for a raise"?

LOL. Don't you have to be employed first? Mr. Green is a one man band. Rich boy.

Anonymous said...

I feel for Mrs. LL. The honeymoon is over and now she's realizing that having a husband doesn't really mean sharing the workload at all. The lion's share still rests on the woman's shoulders while the man sleeps peacefully. Typical.

wordkyle said...

I can almost identify with Perry's dilemma reconciling gay marriage and states' rights. A state should have the right to decide certain things for itself -- but doesn't one state's rights end at another state's border? If New York recognizes gay marriage, should Texas then be forced to recognize those marriages?

Anonymous said...

Today we lean why the Decatur School Board gave only one person a pay raise this year. The new Super got'er done with student performance.

The Devil said...

9:33 I think you might be projecting!

Anonymous said...

9:33 your a moron. How many of the bills do you think she pays? Skippy is up at the crack of dawn every day to go bust his ass chasing ambulances while she sits on the couch eating bon-bons and watching oprah.

Tater Salad said...

Well if Mrs LL aint got a job, the housework SHOULD be her job. All you women wanted equal rights, so now ya have it!!!!

(And yes, I fully expect to get blasted by this comment...)

Anonymous said...

9:51
Have you seen the ratings? The TEA site says they'll be released after 1:00PM.

Anonymous said...

If you ever met Joe Shannon, you would know ethics and professionalism are not a big deal with him. Being a political toady and scotch drinker, now that is different...

Anonymous said...

9:12 Welcome to the wonderful world of "Republican Derugulation".

Anonymous said...

man works from sun to sun, but a woman never finishes her work...without being made to.

Anonymous said...

Romo is a loser, just like jerry is ahole.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I am so happy for you. I think you have found yourself the perfect husband. Either that or there is trouble in paradise. I can just see you sitting on the couch like Perez Hilton judging the beauty contest and asking the contestants questions during the interview portion about gay marriage. And the masculine side of you(I use that loosely) thinking, how did it come to this?

Anonymous said...

The whole time Democrats are enthusiastically beating their chests claiming victory.

And the Republicans are acting like they had nothing to do with it, besides increasing the deficit exponentially, invading our civil liberties, and creating the most expensive federal government the world has ever known.

Rick Perry champions "states rights". New York state approved gay marriage. Perry said, "That's fine because I support states rights." He then clarified by saying we need a federal constitutional amendment to ban the states from approving gay marriage.

George W did the exact same thing when Massachusets did it.

It would be funny, if it wasn't so scary.

but doesn't one state's rights end at another state's border

Welcome to your first lesson in the Full Faith and Credit Clause.

Your argument worked well in the past, right? It went something like this: "Sure, blacks and whites can marry each other, and blacks can vote and eat in the same places as us in the North, but this is Alabama, right? We don't have to do that here, do we?"

/you'll never get the point, sadly.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I guess what you are saying Wordkyle is that you believe in State's rights as long as they agree with you!
Perry believed in State's rights up until the time the Right Wing started criticizing him for his statement. Kind of hard to have it both ways isn't it.
Congratulations to you both for your firm stance!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh the smell of salt, the wetness,the fish...hey,they're at the Ocean aren't they!

Anonymous said...

As my mother always quoted: Man works from sun to sun but a woman's work is NEVER done. So very true!

Triple Fake... said...

9:33 -
Not sure if you are being serious or funny. But let's look at the facts:
Mrs LL probably got up because she heard a smoke alarm, or a whining anxious puppy. If she has that superhero-type wife hearing - the kind that can detect a husband enjoying a ball game in the next room - she may have even heard the water running down the street. It's not the husband's fault he's a sound sleeper. I believe that if she had roused him, he would have cheerfully performed all of the chores mentioned. He would have also complained about it on this blog. That's what he do
If you think he sits around and does nothing while the wife does all the chores, you haven't been paying attention. And you must have missed the part where he told us about judging the Girls In The House pageant. That's called committing to the bit
It would seem that two thoughtful, caring (and humorous) individuals found each other. Why you hayt-in?

Anonymous said...

You're smoking weed if you think Best Buy has improved on their customer service. I went in a year or so ago with cash in hand to buy a home theater system and couldn't get any of the sales dorks to stop socializing with each other long enough to answer my questions. Like the above commenter, I peeled out of there but not before stopping and telling a manager that they had lost a $500+ sure thing sale. No apology and not even a "what can I do to fix this?". Haven't been back in one of their stores since.

And Mike Leach must be made of kryptonite. He's too good of a coach and recruiter to not have a job unless schools are that turned off by what he's done since getting the boot in Lubbock.

wordkyle said...

1040 - You guessed wrong. I would explain why, but let's face it, you wouldn't really pay attention, would you? If I disagree with the idea of gay marriage, but support New York's right to decide that for themselves, you'd accuse me of something else, right? Maybe racism. That's always a good one to use.

Anonymous said...

Alright, Mrs LL you go girl! And, I take that thing I said about you back. Guess you are working and deserve anything you can get Barry to buy you.

Anonymous said...

11:08 I'm with you. I think Barry is a wonderful, caring husband and step dad. Mrs LL probably is his soul mate, though we don't know her as well. He works at his trade and she seems to do her share. It's easier to work an outside job than be a stay at home wife/mom. I have done both. Good luck and my very best wishes to your sweet family.

Anonymous said...

As long as the hubby brings me a beer while I'm mowing the yard, I'm happy.

Anonymous said...

Golddigger Alert!!!

Anonymous said...

You're looking for a way around the Full Faith and Credit clause, wordkyle.

Stop lying.

Rage

Anonymous said...

11:29 Just wondering whether all that syrup makes you gag. I know it does me.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I guess we would have had to have been there to appreciate the gayness of the beauty pageant.

Anonymous said...

In my mind, Ms. LL has uh been forthright and uh very derserving of performing what is uh commonly know as uh women's work

DF J Jones

Anonymous said...

Rage, Who controlled the congress from 2006-2010, which is responsible for spending, that created the most expensive AND expansive federal government the world has ever known? Schooling a liberal weenie is like trying to train a house cat. Nearly impossible.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe in soul-mates.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle the 10:40 comment had nothing to do with race. You brought that up which is convenient for you to divert the attention from the real issue. the real issue is should states have the right to regulate marriage, divorce and child custody. Without a constitutional amendment, States have the right to determine who can get married in that state, what age they can get married in that state and how they can get unmarried, i.e. Divorce. A constitutional amendment could prohibit people of the same sex from getting married even though the citizens of that state might want that right. A constitutional amendment could be worded to ban divorce, or other family law issues that have for over 200 years been left to the states and then the States would no longer have that right. That is using a Federal power to interfere with a state's right. It has nothing to do with sex and it has nothing to do with race. You either believe that states should have the right to determine their own family law issues or or that they should not have that right.

The Secret Police said...

12:11 Why can't states determine their own abortion laws?

wordkyle said...

I apologize if my brief comment was enough to divert your attention away. I try to make accommodations for all reading levels, but sometimes I don't try hard enough. Some people haven't been around long enough (or simply choose not) to have read opinions I've expressed numerous times before.

I believe that neither marriage nor abortion belong in the United States Constitution.

Anonymous said...

Texas allows concealed carry permits but that does not mean I can carry in any state I choose. Why would states have to accept some of the other state's laws but not all. Gay marriage is a state issue and should not be forced on states that do not agree with it.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

I believe that neither marriage nor abortion belong in the United States Constitution.

But abortion is, and marriage will be.

So get over it.

Rage

Anonymous said...

How to determine if a constitutional amendment is a good one:

If it takes something away from we the people it is bad. If it gives something to we the people it is good.

Gay marriage fails the test of a good amendment.

The 18th amendment was a bad one. It took another amendment to fix it.
Uncle Wally

Anonymous said...

Big Ed, there is a difference between an issue that requires a permit, and others that require licenses. Drivers licenses and marriage licenses, for example, are valid in every state. Fishing, hunting, and other types of permits (even when called licenses), are not.

Admittedly, I know little about what issues invoke the Full Faith and Credit Clause, but those that are so fundamental to us as Americans (everyone deserves to be able to get married, but not everyone deserves to carry a gun, for example) should be respected in every state.

Rage

The Secret Police said...

Don't feed the Troll Big Ed. You're way ahead of him already.

Anonymous said...

Where This The Library?

Anonymous said...

Good advice Secret Police.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

Does everyone else get the same feeling when slapping down the Rage, that it's like sticking your head in a barrel and hollering into nothingness?

The Secret Police said...

Yep!

Anonymous said...

Journey df steve perry is a jap. Rise up america and stop the madness or all our super heros will be stolen and we we be left with the kardasians

The Devil said...

Troll licenses are recognized by every state!

Workin' for the Man said...

BG,

Don't all small town Texas lawyers staff their offices with their future ex-wives?

Anonymous said...

Does everyone else get the same feeling when slapping down the Rage, that it's like sticking your head in a barrel and hollering into nothingness?

Your head's already in the barrel, or otherwise you wouldn't see how wrong you are.

But, you should stop posting anonymously, Secret Police.

Big Ed, I was even playing nice. Guess you have no substantive response so you do what wordkyle and mzchief do, which is ignore a superior argument.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Trolls have to eat too!

The Secret Police said...

Good one Devil...

I'm kinda uncomfortable saying that. LOL

Anonymous said...

Rage,

Everyone has a "right" to carry a gun. There is no "right" to get married. And anyone can get married in this country. You just have to find a person of the opposite sex to marry you. If I had a right to marry anyone I wanted to, then Jennifer Aniston would be my wife.

And good advice is "good advice" no matter who gives it to you. Do you always shoot the messinger because you don't like the message.

Big Ed

The Devil said...

Big Ediston, Big-n-Jenn, Edifer?

Anonymous said...

Devil,

I wouldn't care how you said it.

Big Ed-in-Jen-iston.

Anonymous said...

Rage - I enjoy your posts. I hope you don't tire of the ignorance on here and decide to stop posting.

Anonymous said...

354 by ignorance on here you must mean yourself. Please feel free to take rage and move both your butts to California where all liberal weenies can live in the utopia created by their bassakward thinking. Let me know how your standard of living goes up. Lmao.

Anonymous said...

Big Ed - You know very well that Rage was referring to carrying a concealed weapon. And you know that everyone currently has a right to get married, subject to certain restrictions such as age and whether or not you're already married.

How about using the same argument about gay marriage that many people use regarding punishment in death penalty cases...what if it being gay happened to your brother/sister/son/daughter? How might you feel about gay marriage then?

Your stance on the issue is firmly rooted in religion, which has no place in determining rights. You do not have the right to sacrifice your son to God or to stone your daughter to death when she gets raped and refuses to marry the rapist. You pick and choose what to follow from the "word of God" as currently suits your tastes. Where's MzChief...can I get an amen?

Hitchens put it best...religion poisons everything.

The Secret Police said...

519
Evil poisons everything......................................................................................................................................................................

Anonymous said...

What do say to a woman with two black eyes?

Nothing- what else can you say? She's already been told twice.