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7.25.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Horrific: The news on Saturday of a father who opened fire on his kid's birthday party at a Grand Prairie skating rink and killed five.
  • Morbid: That skating rink opened for business the next day.
  • I wonder what the record is for a mass killing in the metroplex? Texas' current capital murder law for killing more than one person during the same episode was based upon a Dallas nightclub shooting in 1984 that killed five as well. 
  • By the way, "family shootings" in the U.S. left 14 dead and 53 injured over the weekend. 
  • But nothing compares to the madman (he's a white Muslim-hating male so we can't call him a Terrorist) who shot and killed at least 86 people at a youth camp in Norway on Friday. Think about that: Killing 86 with a firearm - not a bomb. 
  • Mrs. LL was daydreaming about what to do with the backyard on Friday and asked me if I'd rather have a "pool or a pond." As much as I tried to refrain, the next five minutes was spent explaining why I responded with "a pond would be good for me - you know, whatever" due to Caddyshack
  • Mrs. LL went to the Ranger game with her mom last night, but I was more than happy to simply have it on TV -- especially when I learned that the game time temperature set a Ranger record at 105 degrees. 
  • If you remember the Cat Lady Online Dater and like tricked up music mashups, you'll like what someone did here
  • There are some rumors that the car that was involved in the head on collision in Wise County killing four over the weekend was passing a car which was occupied by friends of the deceased. If not, what are the odds of three cars being at that exact location in the middle of the night at FM 730.
  • I've yet to see any news source say alcohol may be involved in that crash. 
  • Man, a lot of people died over the weekend. 
  • Today will be the 25th consecutive day of 100 and above temperatures. And they are talking about temperatures getting in the 110 range over the next few days. (Prediction of 106 for today.)
  • You had to have only one: Internet, Radio, TV, or Air Conditioning. Give me AC.
  • Has potential: The Wise County Reunion's dead and gone Roscoe The Rat has a Twitter feed. (Edit: Just saw that the Messenger mentioned this in the Update. I bet someone over there is behind it.)
  • Sweet Ranger game moment last night as a guy kissed his girl on the forehead during God Bless America. (Jarhead dogged me for posting that.)
  • I went by Taco Bell in Decatur and the lady at the window asked me if I wanted sauce. I say yes. I get back to the office and found one packet in the bag. 
  • An AA jet bound for Brazil had to return to DFW Airport yesterday after engine problems. WFAA says this is a picture of it during a "fuel dump" as it returned. Does that fuel dissipate so much that it causes no damage on the ground? 
  • Crazy crime in Rockwall: Thieves left 30 cars up on blocks at a dealership after stealing the tires off the cars. That's a lot of work for someone not willing to work. 




69 comments:

Anonymous said...

WFAA mentioned that alcohol was being considered as a possible cause of the Wise County wreck.

Give me A/C.

If you had told them you didn't want hot sauce, the bag would have been loaded with it.

Anonymous said...

Of course alcohol was involved. It was 3:00 AM and there were carloads of out of town teens racing. What else would they be doing skippy?

Jarhead said...
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Anonymous said...

"I went by Taco Bell in Decatur and the lady at the window asked me if I wanted sauce. I say yes. I get back to the office and found one packet in the bag."

You've griped on this web site before about preferring not to eat at restaurants that don't serve healthy food (such as the one downtown)........yet you're eating Taco Bell?!?!?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

Obviously alcohol involved.
they'd been partying it up at the Grasslands.

Definitely A/C

Anonymous said...

July and August are notorious for hot tempers!!!

Anonymous said...

Why would any woman want to be JP after this accident? Not me!

Anonymous said...

Please don't be stupid and put in a pool. If you thought the front yard work was a pain, wait until you have to maintain a freaking pool. Especially if you plan to make this a home through your senior years. It is a huge decision!

Triple Fake... said...

You must not have been paying attention when I ranted last week about fast-food workers. Always check the bag before driving off to make sure you got what you asked for. They are probably not making a career out of that, and if they are, well...

The temperature at the start of last night's Ranger game tied a record that was previously set. It wasn't set last night. Major league minor point

I'm just gonna go with the assumption that you were being facetious about the terrorist comment. Terror is an equal opportunity emotion. It doesn't care who you are

Anonymous said...

Taco Bell??? Really? I wouldn't feed that crap to my dog.

Anonymous said...

Putting in a pool is the worst decision a home-owner can make. It's expensive, doesn't really drive the value of the home up at all, is a huge money pit to maintain, and a constant liability hazard regardless of the security fence around it.

Anonymous said...

Uh, Jarhead - singing "God Bless America" may be the church/religion in your reference. But the Rangers are not state-owned; no government owns them. They are privately owned. Duh.

So why in the world are you implying some sort of violation of "beloved" separation of church and state was an issue?

Anonymous said...

I put off a pool for 15 years and finally agreed to the waterfall/stream/koi pond and other than the extreme heat making it a little hard to enjoy, best frivolous expense ever.

And I appreciate the "That's a lot of work for someone unwilling to work" comment. Sounds a bit right wing though.

Jack Daniels said...

Definately the pool.Pools are not a pain in the ass like they used to be. All I EVER have to do to mine is fill the auto-clorinator. Besides, you can't get the Ms. to skinny dip in a pond!

Anonymous said...

Nice Random Hottie pic, but what's up with the dude sleeping?

Anonymous said...

What does the separation of church and state have to do with singing God Bless America at a baseball game? Last time I checked, baseball wasn't owned or operated by the government.

I will be shocked if alcohol wasn't a factor in that horrific accident. Also, all of them seem to be underage for consumption too. The over 21 perp better hide.

Triple Fake... said...

Jarhead said:
"So much for your beloved separation of church and state..."

He's absolutely right, folks. They're the TEXAS Rangers

The Astros, on the other hand, can do whatever the heck they want

Anonymous said...

You don't need a pond or a pool. You need to find Mrs. LL a job.

Anonymous said...

Terror is terror.
Just wondering, what you call yourself if a 100,000 Taliban were in our country driving around looking for a fight. INSURGENT PERHAPS?

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Is that Tiffant Rayne in the cat lady video?

I miss Tiffany.

Anonymous said...

Definitely a salt-water pool! Easy to maintain and who cares if it doesn't "drive up the value of a home".....it hits 100 degrees every single summer and that's not going to stop. You and Mrs. LL (ok, the kids too) will enjoy floating in that sucker for years!!! Soooooo refreshing! Especially with an "umbrella drink" in your hand!

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Anonymous said...

I say no pool! Sounds like Mrs LL needs something to do besides sitting around dreaming up money pits.

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with Taco Bell. I love it. There is bad service all over Decatur at times. But sometimes there is very good service. Nobody is perfect, give them a break.

txtrigger said...

Have you not paid attention to the news lately and what is actually IN the Taco Bell food? I can admit to being a big friend to the fast food industry, but even I am thinking twice about eating there again.

While AC is a must now, not sure how I'd do during the rest of the year when it is not as needed, and I had AC, but no internet...which you can watch TV, read news, listen to music...

Anonymous said...

I think alcohol was involved, of course I'm referring to Jarhead's idiotic posts today. Nutjob.
Uncle Wally

Anonymous said...

Jarhead: Separation of Church and State is in a letter. It was written to a church that wanted to make sure that not ONE paticular CHURCH would be the CHURCH of AMERICA. Our ancestors had just left that ONE CHURCH country and didn't want it for America. Freedom of religion is what we have. You have freedom of speech but I would suggest that you plead the 5th so not to make yourself look silly.

The Devil said...

Why is it that Decatur's chain restaurants always end up being the worst individual store among that chain? We have the worst Taco Bell, Arby's, Wendy's, Pizza Hut, Braum's, DQ, Whataburger of any that I have ever dined at. Taco Casa is starting to slip, Chili's is hit or miss.

The manager at Wendy's jumped my case last week because I ordered my meal by name, not number. He told me the number of the meal twice and said I should always order by the number.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

I meant Tiffany Rayne not Tiffant.

Do the google on her; maybe nsfw

Anonymous said...

Bad food and service in Decatur will always prevail because they have nothing but country hicks as employees who don't give a crap and prolly country hick customers who don't know how to leave a good tip.

Anonymous said...

I am suprised Taco Bell is still in buisness with Taco Casa in town. I remember they closed up across the street in Weatherford.

wordkyle said...

You guys are going to give BG a complex for eating at Taco Bell. They ran a full page ad touting the quality of their food (to counter that "news" that everyone seemed to know.) Nope, nothing wrong here.

Do y'all realize how much courage it took for Mr. Health-Conscious to admit to his legions of fans that he went through the drive-thru at a fast food restaurant? (Yes, the irony of that spelling has been noted.) See the sacrifices he makes for us?

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el chupacabra said...

Rockwall thing an inside job I absolutely promise you- so not that impressive.

The fuel dump from the 777 is like a lot of things also equally not that impressive. It just looks heinous- poorly tuned cars exhaust worse into our air by the 1000Xs on a daily basis, we just don't get excited by it for some reason.

Anonymous said...

You guys that can't seem to pick up on Jarhead's sarcasm need to be euthanized. Put to sleep like a damn dog. Is it really that hard to recognize?

Anonymous said...

Is today's pic the first of many to come from the Decatur Snob Reunion?

Anonymous said...

i'm pretty sure carl wanted the pool...chase's character, while being semi-embarassed @ mentioning the pool, then adds something to the effect of"...and a pond. the pond would be good for you."

Anonymous said...

Trolling is always easy.

Rage

Triple Fake... said...

Some of these folks need to be wearing wide-brimmed hats so that the subtle humor whizzing over their heads will have something to bounce off of.
Right, Jar?

"Germans?"
"Forget it, he's on a roll."

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Think ahead. In a few years, daughters one and two will have their teenage friends over to swim. Just think of all of the RT girls you can post for us.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does that guy have a foot for a hand?

Anonymous said...

Get the pool, make it saltwater, enjoy it for years, and KNOW where your kids are.

By the way, ours is NOT a money pit! I guess if you take care of it correctly, it can be a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Where does one get on the waiting list for cabins at Rhome Pioneer days?

Anonymous said...

By the way,"family shootings" in the U.S. left 14 dead and 53 injured over the weekend. That's called a slow day on the border of Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Rage, That's why you are one.

Anonymous said...

BG SALT WATER POOL ONLY WAY TO GO. YOU DONT DO ANYTHING BUT ADD SALT AN DE EVERY NOW AN THEN,ALSO BACK FLUSH. I WAS TOTALLY AGAINST ONE AN WOULD NOT EVER B WITHOUT ONE AGAIN.

Tater Salad said...

11:46
I think it's a foot, growing from his head....

Anonymous said...

"Family shootings killed 14"
We should outlaw families. Where's Mr Brady?

"Mrs LL was wondering what to do with the backyard."
Send her over to my house. I'll show her what she can do with her backyard.

"Lot of work for someone who doesn't want to work."

Isn't that amazing...people would rather steal one night a week than work 5 days a week.

Anonymous said...

Would someone please lower the thermostat? Too darn hot!

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Barry, where's your coverage of the Bowie court clerk who's facing potential jail time for not omitting the pledge and prayer from the county commissioner's court written record? Saw it on theblaze.com

The Devil said...

12:54, how do you know they don't steal 5 nights a week?

Anonymous said...

Natalie Nichols is her name.

Anonymous said...

The dude in the picture just found out his hottie was a dude. You can see by the tranny pulling its bottoms back up.

Anonymous said...

"I have yet to see any news outlet say alcohol was involved in that crash"

Now that I think about it....no news outlet has said what color the tires were either.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Terry Ross is trying to get another multi-million dollar piece of land and barn project under way. Bet the property has an old fixer upper building on it to raise the cost of remodeling as has been on the other great money pits they have purchased. Hope they vote him down.

Anonymous said...

1:33.....both are assumed.
Well put!

Anonymous said...

1:40...That's as irrelevant as a chupacrappa post.

Anonymous said...

Jarhead. Your a moron.

Anonymous said...

Jarhead -
ESPN or whatever channel the Rangers were on, is NOT public TV, doofus.

And if you are saying just because they are on the public airwaves it makes it a public entity that would not allow religion via the very REAL separation of church & state that is in our 1st amendment and countless Supreme Court interpretations of that amendment, then you are even a bigger doofus. What about all the religious programming on those same public airwaves?

YOU are the one that makes it way too easy.

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Anonymous said...

just built a 6x4 foot pond in december... so far 2 pumps,, as much work as a large aquarium... much enjoyment except for the heat... so far only killed one snake after he ate 2-#30.00 fish

Workin' for the Man said...

Perhaps this Taco Bell thing is just the tip of the iceberg. What if the back seat of the General Lee is actually awash in a great mass of Sonic wrappers, Wendy's bags, and (of course) Dairy Queen soft serve stains? Someone call Larry North and get this intervention on quick before there's an extra spare tire in the family truckster.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to swim in the pond?


Didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

If Jarhead was intending satire, or irony, he failed miserably. The fact that he is an assumed Marine precludes me from thinking he was serious and capable of subtle humor.
Of course "I was just kidding, didn't you get it?" is the typical response when one finds out he said something stupid.
Uncle Wally

Anonymous said...

12:31, go to www.rhomepioneerdays.com for Cabin info.

Anonymous said...

5:14--only if it's a cement pond!
lol

wordkyle said...

Wally - This is another one of those times when having a track record counts. For several years in this forum, Jar has proven himself as being solidly in the Not Stupid camp. He has also shown flashes of humor, both subtle and sometimes not so subtle. His post today was in-between subtle. Attentive readers who have been around a while "got" it. You can't blame the fact that you didn't "get" it, on him.

Anonymous said...

pool me twice, ya can't get pooled agin.
GW

Anonymous said...

yaw bof ignernt..