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7.11.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • Alert: I'm not coming back. I'm now an official Mexican Drug Lord. Or Mexican Drug Kingpin. (I've got to check my employee handbook to get the title right.)
  • OK, I'm also not one of the at least 40 killed over the weekend in Mexico.
  • Note to self: Try not to fly back on the day before a work day next year. Going from a week of sandals to a suit and oxford shoes is not a pleasant experience. 
  • TSA wasn't a problem. Things moved smoothly without an issue.
  • Cabo's airport still requires you to get off the plane by walking down to the tarmac. Weird.
  • I thought I had screwed up my back on the morning of vacation by lifting a krillion pound suitcase of Mrs. LL. It rallied amazingly though. Then last night, once home, the excruciating pain returned just by bending over. Not a good sign even though it recovered fairly quickly.
  • Morning number two of vacation was spent working on the logistics of putting in a new HVAC in the rent house. Put that out your mind and try to enjoy vacation, will ya?
  • I like all-inclusive places even if you do begin to get sick of the food by the end of the week.
  • Our housesitter's message on Tuesday (she's a teenage girl in the neighborhood who was just supposed to check in on the Family Cat once a day): "Can I use yall's shower?"  
  • Mrs. LL left her cell phone in the transport van back to the airport. She actually had them look for it, they found it, and they promised to mail it. Place your bets. 
  • For trip planning, I'm a fan of TripAdvisor.com. Most hotels have a ton of reviews which can be filtered by interest. 
  • Saw a kid at the resort who was constantly escorted around in a stroller although he was far too old for it, and he was always playing on an iPad. I nicknamed him the "Boy King." 
  • Another teenage gal spent two days being pushed around in a wheelchair after an injury. The only thing I could see wrong with her was a bandage around a big toe. 
  • Saw a lady in her 50s go down from either heat exhaustion and/or alcohol consumption.  Mrs. LL ran over there to make sure she was breathing and had a pulse (she did), but the oddest part was the lady who came up and diagnosed her as "obviously drunk" and walked away. The quickness of her diagnosis seemed to be in direct correlation to the fact that everyone didn't take three steps back when she announced she was a nurse. 
  • I'll admit, I'm still completely behind on the news.
  • The firefighter who died after the fall at the Ballpark was named Shannon Stone. I kept thinking that name sounds familiar but I fear I'm just thinking of Sharon Stone. 
  • A 16 pound baby was born in Longview? He is named JaMichael. 
  • Of the many things I missed about the Casey Anthony trial, one of the biggest was not seeing the reaction of Nancy Grace. (Here's one clip I plan to watch today.)
  • Read between the lines: A Tarrant County judge says she's really going to be strict with those who violate probation when the real story is "I'm not going to send you to prison for violating probation because that means more money for out probation department."
  • Car bumps rider in Tour de France causing a pile up and one cyclist to meet the business end of a fence. Edit: Photo. OUCH!!!
  • Keep hearing funny things about the movie Bridesmaids.
  • Watched most of the documentary about the McDonald's hot coffee case on HBO. The injuries the elderly lady suffered as a passenger (yep, she wasn't driving) were incredibly severe. Shockingly severe. And I was torn between how that shouldn't matter (she's the one who spilled the coffee) versus how much it should (what if she had been handed a cup of acid instead of just coffee which was at a bizarrely high temperature level.)
  • I'll try to go back on the "poll posts" from last week and add a remark as to whether I'm surprised by the results or not. 


53 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4 out 5 for the girl in pink.


1 out 5 for girl in black

Anonymous said...

I watched the Hot Coffee documentary yesterday. I was fairly sure I was doing the right thing when I voted for Tort Reform in Texas. After watching that documentary I feel like an idiot and can't believe I fell for the propaganda of the US chamber of commerce.

Anonymous said...

was that the idiot nurse from alvoid?

Anonymous said...

Bad probation judge link. Full story here.

Anonymous said...

Todays pic. Sweet, young and Purdy....

The Mexican Authorities said...

No queremos a los gringos ilegales que bajan a México y que roban trabajos valiosos. Permanezca en los Estados Unidos y empape para arriba los cheeseburgers y Obamacare. Adios mofo.

Sammy Hagar said...

You cats from Wise County are crazy. Come down and party at my place anytime--as soon as you pay your effen' bar tab.

Anonymous said...

I remember hearing ALL the details about the hot coffee case--and its amazing that the case is the one touted so often as an example of our nation being overly litigious. There may be other cases that illustrate our sue-happy society, but this case just ain't one!

Anonymous said...

Praise Obama..Praise Alla..

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! However, just 9 comments into today, and it may be worth my while to pay you to go on vacation more often.......7 days without bigots...........priceless.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:48...
I had exactly the same experience yesterday. Mandatory arbitration, of which I was completely ignorant, scares the crap out of me!

Anonymous said...

Coffee is hot. If you spill it on you it will burn like hell.

What part of that do people not understand?

I don't care who you are. It still makes a person sue-happy to sue the supplier over that.

Triple Fake... said...

Mexican drug kingpin trumps Mexican drug lord - check your Mexican drug heirarchy organizational wall chart

Now that you mention it, I kept having that strange moment every time I heard Shannon Stone's name. Apparently, Rangers' announcer Dave Barnett did too. Yesterday he called him Shannon Stewart, thinking of a former MLB player, or Playboy model - depending on where his mind was at the time. Doubtful he meant the Canadian poet/writer

McDonald's hot coffee case:
In what situation would you hand a cup of acid to an elderly woman in a car...or anywhere?
I haven't seen the doc yet, but the question of liability is whether the coffee is still too hot to drink when you get 20 miles down the road (been there!), or whether the lid was properly placed when she got it. You only have to spill a soft drink in your lap once to realize that it could be much worse.
The thing to remember with fast food workers is that they're fast food workers. You have to check your order for correctness before leaving the premises. You have to check for a straw, napkins, and utensils. You have to make sure the lid is on your drink.
You also need the common sense to not place scalding hot liquid next to your pleasurable baby-making parts

Anonymous said...

I agree with 10:07 The old biddie shouldn't have ordered coffee, which is inherently hot, if she couldn't handle it. pretty simple and NOT Mcdonald's fault.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the polls. It has given me a new strategy to avoid deep depression, possibly suicide. I will repeat over and over and over, the idiots on this blog are those 40% who do not live in WC!
These people can't be my neighbors!

Anonymous said...

Operation Fast and Furious will be Obammy's Watergate. Can't wait to see Eric Holder and Hitlary Clinton fall on the sword for the Almighty One

Anonymous said...

You need to get real. Going from sandles to oxfords is not a pleasant experience? Come on now. People with a lot bigger problems than you.

Anonymous said...

I've heard that if you visit somewhere south of the equator that when you get off the plane you have to walk up the tarmac.

Anonymous said...

LMAO If people would stop feeling sorry for idiots (I, myself have been known to be one from time to time but, would NEVER expect pitty for my idiotic actions) they would realize that the "coffee documentary" is nothing more than a sue happy skit.

Anonymous said...

If'n I eat my peas like Osamabalama says to can I throw up in his face?

Anonymous said...

10:53, unlike Watergate, there is no way the news media (nor Barry) will jump on Obama like they did on President Nixon. Note how they hung onto Weiner and how they hung onto Clinton, and how they hung onto Ted Kennedy after drowning his girlfriend. There will no reckoning for Obama.

el chupacabra said...

I will never admit to thinking anything like you homes, but I'm still puzzling over Shannon Stone... A Wise County connection? Shannon Stone...

Tragically though, it's probably our pop culture affected, age addled brains forcing a connection to Sharon Stone.

Anonymous said...

Yeah 11:19 like a suspect of living off of welfare 16 pound baby coming out your pie hole.

OUCH

Anonymous said...

LOL at 11:39's hanging onto weiner comment!

Anonymous said...

10:07..
"old biddie"..really..unnecessary..may your old age come quickly and everyone respects you as much as you respect everyone else!!!

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid, around 8 years old, my dad had gone into the store and got a hot cup of coffee. It was back in the age where little kids could sit in the front seat, and I was between him and my mom. He sat down, and proceeded to spill the entire contents of that cup of coffee on my legs. Hurt like crazy, and I still remember it to this day, some 30+ years later. Guess my dad should have sued the store. But who knew, back then, that coffee was hot even when spilled, and that if it was spilled, it was the store's fault and not the spiller's fault. Mom just fussed at Dad, so I thought it was his fault. Man, I could have been rich....

Anonymous said...

stop saying idiots and obama so much..

Anonymous said...

I use the McDonald's case often in voir dire as an example of how the devil is in the details. How at first glance something can look bad, but when you get into it, it can make perfect sense.

I'm with you man, I hate oxford shoes too.

Rage


Also, I'm a little surprised at some of the polls. Not the ones that show your readership as overtly bigoted, but I just knew I'd have more people wanting to ban me than Double Fake.

I promise to work harder at it for next year's poll.

Anonymous said...

Hello Rage is anyone in there?

What the heck are you flinging?

Bigoted? Please explain.

Anonymous said...

12:13 that was super funny! Too bad today's folks can see it for those big ole dollar signs covering their eyes.

10:07 I guess you should have said "old lady" to avoid upsetting12:09. Somebody please call the WAMBULANCE for 12:09!

12:33 What's wrong? Those two words mean the same thang.

Anonymous said...

RE: 8:48, 9:12, 9:50. People are finally starting to realize Republicans are not your friends.

Anonymous said...

I"M SO CONFUSED!!!

When Big O talks about "shovel ready jobs" is he talking about the people who stand behind him with their shovels ready to catch whatever comes out of his mouth?

Anonymous said...

WOW

A Florida mom who clearly knows or caused the murder of her daughter gets off scott free while an Oklahoma Pharmacist gets life in prison because he shot a robber 6 times while being robbed. ROBBER DESERVED TO BE SHOT 20 TIMES IN THE HEAD IMO.

Anonymous said...

1:33 Uh Really.

LOL I always considered Republicans to be the ones with common sense. Guess having it is beyond your comprehension.

Anonymous said...

I would have licked your toes clean before they went into those Oxfords Barry. You rock my world.


Rage

Anonymous said...

JaNegro

Anonymous said...

Your comment about more money for the probation department is spoken like a true defense attorney. The probation violators who end up back in front of the judge are typically not paying their fees, in addition to testing positive for drugs, not performing CSR, not reporting, committing new criminal offenses... I guess all of your former clients are model probationers.

Anonymous said...

9:47 you one of them Nigger or Messican people lovers on here?

Anonymous said...

1:50 of course he got life in prison- he shot a negro. Are you high?
Anyways here is the video...http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=eed_1243733340

RPM said...

I knew Tort Reform was a scam when it first started making the rounds in the 90's. Tell me how much has your insurance rate dropped in the last 20 years? What surprised me was finding out that Karl Rove was the man behind the curtain pulling the strings. No wonder his nickname is Turdblossom.

Anonymous said...

Biggest surprise to me in your polls - Double Fake is not appreciated by many.

When I read the "Double Fake _____" on a comment it always brings me a smile, and many times a hearty laugh.

But then I usually appreciate Rage's (the real one) comments...

Anonymous said...

That little niglet's already darned near big big enough to work my fields...

Anonymous said...

Didn't watch the Hot Coffee doc but if I remember correctly that particular McDonalds had been cited by the FDA or whomever is in charge of food inspections two times prior to this event.

They were keeping their coffee at extremly high tempatures in order to sell it for a longer time period without having to discard it and make a new pot.

Anonymous said...

What is your nickname RPM

Rocking Panzy Man?

Anonymous said...

1:28 I guess you are right...so the 'old lady' should have known that when you order coffee, it's hot. That is USUALLY what is desired. I am fast approaching old biddie/lady status and guess what....I know to be careful when handling hot coffee. And if I goof and spill it on myself...only have my dumbass self to blame, not the person who sold it to me. This is a ridiculous world!

Anonymous said...

Finishing 2nd in the "Ban Poll" kinda....cracked me up.

Double Fake Humpty Dumpty

Anonymous said...

Bigoted? Please explain.

Seriously?

That little niglet's already darned near big big enough to work my fields...

3:06 PM


Rage

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the picture of cyclist.
I love seeing some skin, my husband looked like that after our honeymoon.

Anonymous said...

Rage

Your bigot comments early today were based on the poll results, not today's comments.

Another example of you changing the facts to suit your needs.

Let's go to McDonald's, I'll buy you a cup of coffee.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back. Sorry you weren't here when the Anthony verdict came in. There would have been plenty of comments.

Anonymous said...

Might as well send the little niglet to me and my husband to raise and cut to the chase.

You know as well as I do it is already on welfare and will have diabetes in about 15 minutes.

Oh, and will be smoking crack and stealing cars by the time he's 14.



Rage

Anonymous said...

RPM- Righteous Party Machine

Anonymous said...

what's a nigglett..?