7.27.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Had reports of an Internet outage in Decatur yesterday. Our office was fine. The courthouse was Facebook free, however.   
  • Microsoft has ended up apologizing for sending a Tweet after Amy Winehouse's death about how her music could be purchased online for the Zune and other Microsoft products. On the other hand, Apple caught no heat for plastering Winehouse's image across its iTunes store with the caption "Remembering Amy Winehouse."
  • Haven't mentioned the Family Pup (a Yorkie) in a while. I'll admit it: I love that dog. 
  • I'm now supporting the run at the all time 100 degree temperature streak. If we are going to have to suffer (relatively speaking) through this, let's at least get a trophy.
  • But you guys hanging out at the Reunion are crazy.
  • I'm confused by all of these "handling the hot weather tips" that the TV stations offer. If I'm outdoors, should I be drinking a lot of water? If I feel lightheaded, should I continue with what I'm doing? 
  • There's a radio commercial that begins: "You know the old saying: 'People always complain about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it.'" Huh? Who has ever said that?
  • All Texas high school championship games will be played at Cowboys Stadium this year.  Did you know, since the UIL got all touchy feely with the creation of the "big" division and "small" divisions, that there are now ten of them? 
  • Star-Telegram "Twin Peaks Bikini Contest" pictures. Attaboy.
  • Criminal justice silliness: Lead line is "A jury on Wednesday found a Lufkin man guilty of resisting arrest in his home after police mistook him for a burglar. A judge then sentenced the man to serve 30 days in jail and pay a $500 fine." If that's not bad enough, check out this note the jury sent out: “We’ve all reached a verdict. To us we feel he has been wronged. Please consider that in his sentencing.” Good grief. (Thanks, Bud.)
  • I didn't get a picture of it, but the Dallas Cowboys new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan arrived at Valley Ranch yesterday driving the equivalent of a "Good Times Van."  Mrs. LL thought he looked like The Dude from The Big Lebowski.
  • A player I wish the Cowboys would cut: Martellus Bennett. (When we saw him during his rookie training camp on "Hard Knocks", we should of known he was a Roy Williams starter kit. All attitude. Talented. And a complete waste.)
  • I was jogging the other morning before the sun came up and I could have sworn I saw a red dot briefly appear on my shirt. I had a sudden panic that I was in the sights of a rifle scope. I don't think I'm losing it.
  • Is this our "Wise County Raiders select baseball team"?
  • Jody Dean, who stabbed The Ticket's George Dunham in the back (not really) and became the Voice of Cowboys Stadium is out and The Fan's Roger Emrich is in. 
  • The Republicans better be careful with the "debt ceiling" play. If they had the White House and the Senate, it would be a fine move. But this thing has the potential to backfire. And they know this. 


41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Think this debt ceiling thing is getting in Speaker John Baloney's eyes. Expect another bout of bawling.

Answers? I don't know the questions. said...

Really? Obviously, a mother and her two young daughters. Really?

Anonymous said...

WOW A threesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

those poor kids on that "select' baseball team. a couple dads trying to push their kids because they had no skill growing up. i even heard one of the moms of the team argue one time that the pay to play tournament they went to and won one year was the real "little league world series" not that fake stuff they put on tv. there should be a law that if you cant get but 3rd place in the graham tournament you need to disband the team.

wordkyle said...

It's all just a high-stakes game of chicken. We'll see if Reid & Co. are willing to pass any deal at all, or if they're just playing to block. If any deal makes it through the entire Congress, I can't imagine Obama having the nerve to veto it.

Anonymous said...

'People always complain about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it.'" --Mark Twain

Yes, little dogs have charming personalities. We have a pug and feel the same way about her you do about your Yorkie.

Anonymous said...

8:55 AM -

The WISE COUNTY RAIDERS won the Graham tournament! They placed 3rd in the USSSA World Series tournament.

Apparently, you can't read since you can't get your facts straight.

Anonymous said...

Explorer was messed up yesterday. It wouldn't pull up fb, but sometimes there were other sites it woudn't pull up. So I am pretty sure it was Explorer, my search engine. Seems to be okay today.

Anonymous said...

Obama and the Dems better be careful with the "debt ceiling" play. If they had the House of Representatives, it would be a fine move. But this thing has the potential to backfire. And they know this.

Anonymous said...

I think we're most likely infected with somethin.

Anonymous said...

913

yeah hooked on phonics didnt ever quite work for me. my apologies for my mistake. any way you can get a few bills paid for me??

Anonymous said...

It's all just a high-stakes game of chicken.

And the Republicans' simplistic view of the issue is why they could very well look like asses. Well, even more like asses.

Nice tan though.

Rage

Anonymous said...

If I'm outdoors, should I be drinking a lot of water? If I feel lightheaded, should I continue with what I'm doing:

Lightheaded and cramps are signs of electrolyte problems. The cramps may even come later during the night and wake you up.

Number 1: Gator aid is not worth a crap for heat related problems. Read the label for the four major minerals. Adjust your diet and do drink lots of water.

I guess that the Army was concerned with hot weather. Besides the vial of morphine in my first air pouch in case I got gut shot, there were tablets to mix with water in case my electrolytes (calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium) got depleted. If you drink a lot of water(or beer as we did in the Army) without an intake of minerals you will continue to pee and deplete more electrolytes. So take that damn reverse osmosis filter off of your water line and drink well water. Or you can leave the filter on and let them replenish your magnesium and other minerals in the IV at the hospital after your heart cramps or you have a heat stoke. The highest rate of heart attacks in the world are in Finland due to the lack of magnesium in their diet or in their water.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with those damn wind turbines out at Roscoe, Texas? I guess we are going to have to build another coal plant to produce more electricity. Here is an up to date wind map of the United States:

http://www.ambientweather.com/cuunstwimap.html

When you need wind power it is not there. Those wind turbines are a neat fantasy. Rage, please turn off your air conditioner and save the planet.

Anonymous said...

Don't bash the WC Raiders. They brought it to the nationals and made us all proud!!!

Anonymous said...

We have a large pool of parents that live thru their kids' sports in this town. Little league football and baseball in Decatur should have books written about how coaches cheat and win at all cost, while teaching the kids litlle more than poor sportsmanship.

Anonymous said...

Rage, please turn off your air conditioner and save the planet.

Not sure why you need to bring my name up, this isn't really one of my issues. Have you and I ever discussed wind power?

Oh well, you still sound stupid.

Rage

Triple Fake... said...

But Gatorade has electrolytes - that's what every living thing on the planet wants!
You expect us to drink water...like, outta the toilet?

Triple Fake Frito Pendejo

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:50 let me guess...You either have no kids or you do have kids and they are in band or debate club right? Of course you were probably always picked last for the pickup games too huh? Quit bashing sports just because your a little wuss who was never any good. Sports teaches lessons that your other weenie, individualistic games could never teach. Nimrod.

Anonymous said...

lay off the kids! dammit

Anonymous said...

Sports teaches lessons that your other weenie, individualistic games could never teach. Nimrod.

Well it certainly seems that you learned them well.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Those so called "select" teams just made legal what has one on in peewee for years!

Saddest think in the world is parent who wrong priorities.

Anonymous said...

Reunion sucks any damned way.

Anonymous said...

Reunion is only for those who can afford the cabin and vote for Bishop.

Anonymous said...

Saddest think in the world is parent who wrong priorities.

I know what you mean man.

I think.

No, I don't.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Sports suck any damned way. And parents of kids in sports are the worst!

Anonymous said...

1:43
My kids played select sports, and went on to play 4 years (5 for one who had a red shirt year) of college ball. The scholarship money was nice. The experiences they had were better. Their professional lives are enhanced by their sports experiences and the contacts they made.

I do understand some of the bitterness. I've seen some select teams/leagues that are nothing more than "Daddy ball." That isn't good for anybody.

I guess we were lucky.

Anonymous said...

Really Rage?

You couldn't figure out what the poster was saying? WOW

Thought you were smarter than that. Oh wait....

Anonymous said...

Wait. They still have that podunk, inbred infested reunion? I guess it gives the hillbillies a chance to climb out of their trailers and meth labs and drink their moonshine with others of their kind. Chico must be a ghost town this week.

Anonymous said...

1046 and 202 -

WELL SAID

855/1011 -

You obviously don't know how to correctly use punctuation either. Maybe you need to go back to grade school.

Anonymous said...

is there anyway to short the us government, like the guys that shorted the subprime mortgage market? if we're fish-tailing, headed for the ditch, i might as well try to make some money off of it.

more pics of girls with big jugs please.

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake: Gatorade has very little of the RDA of minerals. I think people should drink healthy water. Biology was my minor in college so I do not recommend toilet water for consumption unless you dump it in the Trinity first and then pick it up downstream out of a water faucet along it's path to the gulf. That is what happens.

Subjecting water to reverse osmosis is like removing all the vitamin C from orange juice before you drink it.

Apple juice has around 250mg of potassium and a banana has around 400mg of potassium. Gatorade has only 35mg of potassium and apparently has zero magnesium. A good product for dumb coaches.

I have noticed that when I pick up bananas at the grocery store that I have to squeeze between the hot sweaty Mexicans who are fighting over them.

Bottom line is you can put minerals into your body by way of your diet or wait and they will do it for you at the hospital through an IV. Enjoy your nocturnal leg cramps. Hope that muscle near the center of your chest does not cramp.

Anonymous said...

Thought you were smarter than that.

We can see that you aren't.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I dont have anything bad to say about the kids who play select ball, Its the parents who are crazy! My kids better than your kid attitudes. Parents go in debt so that their kids can be on a select team. It's all about showing off. While the poor kid across the tracks is the real athlete, rich little boy gets all the glory cause he was selected.

Triple Fake... said...

2:34 -
thanks for the free lecturzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


I'm gonna go over to Starbuck's now and get the Gentlemen's Special. Don't worry - it doesn't have anything to do with putting fluids INTO your body

Anonymous said...

Plaxico back to the NY Giants? I thought Jerry was the only owner with that level of dumb.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

11:58, 10:50 never bashed sports. 10:50 was a DI college athlete. He said the parents and the amount of vicarious living done by them via pee wee sports is out of control.

You have a reading comprehension issue.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else see Uncle Rico from Napolean Dynamite on Photo #9 on the Twin Peaks link. Wonder if he ever threw that football over the mountain...

Anonymous said...

Reunion sucks any damned way.
12:36 PM

Reunion is only for those who can afford the cabin and vote for Bishop.
1:06 PM
--------------------------
Exactly the way I remember it when I was a kid. You are both dead on.
Really sucked if you were not in the "click"

Anonymous said...

2one7, Chico is fine. Everybody here. It is the baggerist Decatur click that has the cabins. Not us.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if Obama can stand up to Republican/Bagger Bullies, but he probably can, and will. Hopefully anyway. Rest easy. Want a cracker?