9.02.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • I kept hearing that the "Wise County fire" was "50% contained yesterday". It was pretty much out, wasn't it?
  • There was a time I'd laugh that a forecast of highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s would be called a "cold front." I'm not laughing now.  Bring it.
  • Mrs. LL is loading up the girls and going to Arkansas this weekend. It'll be weird being in a quiet house even though it is pretty much how I've lived almost all of my adult life.
  • My girl's softball team had a "simulated game" last night in practice. Uh, this has the potential to be a disaster. The league is 12 and under, player pitch, with stealing. Sheesh. This game is pretty much going to turn into walk-n-steal? Right?
  • Then I heard a rumor that some coaches will have their player sprint to first on a walk and then take off to second if the catcher hasn't gotten the ball back to the pitcher. First, I can't believe that's legal. Second, coaches, have you no decency! Have you no honor!
  • That was a pretty nasty wreck in Wise County yesterday, but what is that rectangular shaped object in the foreground of the photo?
  • In today's USA Today: "Under normal conditions, the Decatur Livestock Market, about an hour outside Dallas, sells between 250 and 400 cattle a week, says Mickey Scarborough, operations manager. On Monday, the auction house sold 1,200."
  • Not unusual for me: I was supposed to be at a plea bargain hearing this morning, but my court appointed client can't make it because he's in jail somewhere else on other charges. 
  • Right now over at Fox News everyone is getting an email saying, "Be sure to mention every five minutes that the official jobs report this morning has unemployment still at 9.1% with no new jobs added last month."
  • Overheard on the radio: "Doesn't it make you uncomfortable when someone says 'God spared' their house in a wildfire? I mean, why did He put your neighbor's house which burned to the ground in His crosshairs?"
  • Dave Ramsey is holding a seminar in Dallas on October 1st but he's been running commercials for over two months saying it is "trending towards a sellout." Tickets are $42 to learn how to get you finances in order.
  • The Ticket's George Dunham was in Miami last night doing play by play for UNT's football game. He was also broadcasting live from the station's Dallas studio at 5:30 a.m. this morning
  • Anybody know what whole hole number that is in the pic of The Cliffs below? 


72 comments:

Random Judge said...

The Random Thought Girls in quality order this week:

Thursday (Even with negative points for obvious surgical enhancements)
Tuesday
Friday
Wednesday
Monday

guinjames said...

fuel tank from the bed of the pick-up

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
4 out 5
Very HOT. I love pink

Right
1 out 5
Tube TOPS suck.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention: SIC 'EM!!!

Anonymous said...

I see that UNT/Baylor education is really paying off.

Anonymous said...

They all laughed when I said I wanted to be a stand-up comedian; they're not laughing now!

On the walk/run to 2nd base; why stop at 2nd ? take it on home!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. "God saved my house"...and yet, who made the winds blow the fire in your direction in the first place?

Anonymous said...

I guess that FOX News memo wasn't as widely circulated as the one distributed regularly in the rest of the media advising reporters not to hold Obama (or any other Democrat) under the same scrutiny that they hold a Republican......or to always assume that any domestic political terrorism is probably the work of the Tea Party.....OR (my favorite of all) slam the Republican president on Labor Day when the economy is bad, but turn a blind eye to the issue when a Democrat is in power.

Anonymous said...

Coached one season of Little League, get ready it is going to be a beating. During a game one of my players mothers yelled "take my son out because he's no good". This George Carlin quote is a perfect description of Little League "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" come to think of it that covers the last presidential election as well.
Sorry couldn't resist

Anonymous said...

Coached one season of Little League, get ready it is going to be a beating. During a game one of my players mothers yelled "take my son out because he's no good". This George Carlin quote is a perfect description of Little League "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" come to think of it that covers the last presidential election as well.
Sorry couldn't resist

Anonymous said...

It is a fuel tank from the bed of the truck.

Triple Fake... said...

hole number - not whole number, unless you're seeing some cryptic message in that pic

Yeah, already mentioned, but how could you have lived your entire life (whole life! See - that's the proper usage) in Wise Co. and not know a pickup fuel tank when you see one...even if it is detached from the truck

I know how Dave Ramsey got his finances in order - selling $42 tickets to some snoozy seminar for information that you can get elsewhere for free. I'm sure using phrases like "trending towards a sellout" is what made him some sort of financial guru

Remember, coach:
There's no crying in baseball, but...in softball, it's fairly common.
Pack a box of Kleenex in your equipment bag

Triple Fake Jimmy Dugan

Mean Green Primo said...

That first qtr. really hurt, but I hope the team keeps improving. Mean Green show a lot of potential.

http://www.gomeangreen.com/

wordkyle said...

The good news about Fox News and the flat jobs numbers: At least when they're discussing Obama's jobs albatross, they're not discussing how August was the deadliest month ever for American troops in Afghanistan. (And we still are not seeing those flag-draped coffins you so badly want Americans to see. In fact, where is that running total of military casualties since Obama took office?)

Ricardo Perry said...

It may have been debris in the road which lead to the accident; way too large to be the Ford's stock fuel tank.

aroundthecorner said...

I'm not going to tell you that it's fuel tank for a pickup bed, because by now thirty people would have already told you.

janneba said...

fuel tank that came out of bed of pick-up probably had diesel in it for farming or such

Anonymous said...

Concerning the softball team:
Expect EVERYONE involved (adults, that is) to be dishonest and unscrupulous. I've seen some of the nicest, most decent people in the world turn into absolute monsters. In three years of umpiring, the only coach I ever kicked out of a game was a SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM coach arguing balls and strikes. It saddens me. However, do your best to remember this is supposed to be about the kids. Do that and yopu'll be fine. Good luck!

Wordkyle: Nailed 'em as usual!

Gern Blensten

Anonymous said...

God does not burn homes, that is an act of nature, which God created with a will of it's own. It is our decision where we place our home too. Perhaps the devil may do these things, but I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

I wondered about the object in the wreck photo too. If it is a gas tank, I guess it is one of those extra tanks you put in the truck bed. I think that's what it is. If she hit him from behind, his truck must have rolled to have all the front and side damage it has. Strange...she must have been doing 60 to 70 mph. Craziness! Apparently she is not used to our back roads. We have so many hilltops and blind curves. It's a wonder more wrecks don't happen.

Anonymous said...

It is a fuel tank that is carried in the bed of the truck to fuel equipment, probably oil field

Anonymous said...

I'd be willing to bet that the majority of the 9.1% unemployed are between the ages of 50 & 62.
Layed off professionals and employers unwilling to hire them at their ages. They are too stubborn to retrain or settle for a low paying job. We have a much larger group of older folks now. It is simply too many people in the employment playing field. Just like too many cars for the road.

Anonymous said...

$42 for Dave Ramsey - Best $42 you don't have that you will ever spend

Anonymous said...

Hole number 14 at the bottom, 15 in the middle and 16 at top. No. 15 is probably the prettiest par 3 in the state of Texas. Or used to be.

The Devil said...

9:31, Not really in the home burning business these days...Got bigger fish to fry!

Anonymous said...

I can save you 42.00. Don't spend more than you make. It works for governments too.

Anonymous said...

Bayor won't win the cheerleader contest.

Anonymous said...

Re: 9:42 am
"They are too stubborn to retrain or settle for a low paying job."

Yeah right. I have a college degree. 8 years ago, I took a job where the pay was OK. He made sure we were all part-timers to avoid offering any benefits. I worked an average of 32 hours per week.

A year ago, I was down-sized. There are no unemployment benefits for "part-timers," so I had to hustle and find a job. I found one, making minimum wages. It's a real bite in the finances, but at least I am now drowning.

Yes, I am 50+. You're implying that we're an arrogant generation.
However, the baby boomers are the last generation with any work ethics. So don't be accusing us of not willing to go lower in pay.

A year ago, I was down-sized. There are no unemployment benefits for "part-timers," so I had to hussle and find a job. I found one, making minimum wages. It's a real bite in the finances, but at least I am now drowning.

Yes, I am 50+. The baby boomers are the last generation with any work ethics. So don't be accusing us of not willing to go lower in pay.

Anonymous said...

Barry:

Yes, U12 Girls softball is all walk and steal. If they did not have a run limit, the first game ever would still be going on. Watched 6 innings one time without a hit or a strike out.

The Secret Police said...

9:42 says, "I'd be willing to bet that the majority of the 9.1% unemployed are between the ages of 50 & 62.
Layed off professionals and employers unwilling to hire them at their ages. They are too stubborn to retrain or settle for a low paying job. We have a much larger group of older folks now. It is simply too many people in the employment playing field. Just like too many cars for the road."

Sir/Maam,
I will gladly take that bet! Shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes to prove yourself wrong, and PAY ME!! Here's a hint, go look at the unemployment rate for college grads.

How's 20 bucks sound?
---------------------------

Does anyone else remember back when Bush was pres. and unemployment was at 5%? The national media was going nuts telling us that we were in the worst recession since the Great Depression, when we were not in a recession. So why does it bother you if Fox News reports that unemployment is still high and out of control?

Anonymous said...

dont hate on dave ramsey

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, here are the Afgan War dead by name and date of death:

http://icasualties.org/OEF/Nationality.aspx

Deaths have tripled under Obama. Change you can count on.

Flag-draped coffins are only shown on TV when a Republician president is in office.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Obammy say that the unemployment rate would not go over 8 percent if we gave him trillions to spend any way he wanted to stimulate the economy? It is so sad to hear about the green jobs he was going to create by giving billions to solar panel companies or electric car battery companies. then a year later they go bankrupt. What a waste of our money. We should ALL be furious. But yet there are those fools that keep defending this idiot.

Anonymous said...

It's a diesel tank alright, but it has no business being in the bed of a Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The spill pattern doesn't really fit with the placement of the vehicles, either. Weird.

Wordkyle, just for once, no hyperbole today. We can call it Hyperbole-Free Friday, even. Give it a shot.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Deaths have tripled under Obama.

Because Bush abandoned the country to wage a fake war in Iraq, thereby letting insurgents gain strength, numbers, and ground.

Get a clue.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Its a fuel tank moron. I thought you were raised in the country? You should have held on to some of those country roots instead of listening to all of those nutty liberal professors while away at collage.

Anonymous said...

nutty liberal professors

The world's largest Baptist University isn't exactly known for employing nutty liberals...

Rage

wordkyle said...

The mimeographed page titled "Blame Bush" in the Liberal handbook must still be legible. Apparently August 2011 was Bush's 127th month in office. When are they gonna swear that new guy in?

Anonymous said...

I love MEN !!!


Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage, Please no Joe Biden psycho babble today, please?

Anonymous said...

Ramsey -- really entertaining. -- really good advice. Well worth going to listen.

The Devil said...

10:05, Perhaps you were downsized due to dementia? Your co-workers probably complained about you contstantly repeating yourself. Just sayin'!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure, but that could be a fuel tank there in the road.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Hot Pink Random Girl = Pure Hotness!

I could make her a star.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Hey, I think its a fuel tank! *big grin on face*

LOL...

And yeah, that WHOLE 12U softball game is one big walk and steal contest. You have to have a pitcher that can throw strikes and fielders that work good under pressure. Cause walks and overthrows will kill you in that age bracket.

Also, that is a fuel tank in the pitcure. *Grins again*

The Devil said...

Anyone ever stop to think that maybe the fuel tank was only being transported in the Sport Trac for use in another vehicle. Maybe they had just bought it used because they got a good deal, planned on using it later.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Why is Obammy letting Syria and Iran become training grounds for insurgents(you just can't seem to call them terrorists can you?) letting them gain strength, numbers and ground?

Anonymous said...

Rage has a very low IQ.

Anonymous said...

It's not a fuel tank, it's a Flux Capacitor...


DF Doc Brown

Anonymous said...

10:53 You call somebody and moran and can't spell college? I will assume it is a typo and let you off the hook.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Rage had an IQ.

Anonymous said...

Tell the wifey and kids not to wear shoes while in Arkansas. It will make the locals jealous.

Anonymous said...

Barry, wear a cup. The first softBall team I tried out for at that age, I hit the ball the first time straight into the coach-pitchers nuts. I made the team.

It was an accident!

Anonymous said...

"Last generation with any work ethics?"

Give me a break. You bunch of clowns, as a generation, embraced social liberalism, flower power and a massive state while you were teenagers and praised a smaller state and "greed is good" individualism during your period of high disposable income. Now that you can see the light of the mortality train coming down the tunnel, up goes the spending on the health services and public pensions.

Your generation is the acme of arrogance, and has done more to damage the nation than a thousand Obamas. I would wish a pox on the lot of you, but you'd want the treatment paid for with Medicare.

Anonymous said...

12:03, Our generation gave you the technology you are using to spew your hatred for this country. I think you have "Us" confused with the radical hippie generation that Obammy was indoctinated in. You can thank us later.

Anonymous said...

My Auntie wasn't a bachelor of anything, she's a bachelorette, right?

Anonymous said...

12:03, Your generation has given us American Idol, flash mobs, hip hop, affirmative action, Obammy, and Barney Frank. The next generation will certainly thank you.

Anonymous said...

My next door neighbor, a Tea Party Original, enjoys a fed pension 40% higher than mine including fully paid health care for his wife as well wants to end Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.

Give him long enough to talk about President Obama and the word "black" will surface.

Anonymous said...

What time do I need to pick you up to go trolling at Flips?

Anonymous said...

10:05: "The baby boomers are the last generation with any work ethics"
Please don't generalize like this.
I have a 24 year old son with a work ethic like that my deceased grandfather had---old timer work ethic---work sun up to sun down only to get up and do it again.

I hope you don't truly believe your own statement or perhaps you should broaden your horizons.

Triple Fake... said...

"Things they do look awful c-c-cold
Hope I die before I get old

Talkin' 'bout my generation!


Triple Fake Pete Townshend (with a nod to Roger Daltrey)

Anonymous said...

2:19, I'd rather have an Obama/Frank hip-hop duet win American Idol thanks to affirmative action voting than hear another Baby Boomer gripe about how great it was back in the day and why can't those kids stay off his lawn.

Totally with you on the flash mobs, though. That crap makes me throw the heck up, and on behalf of everyone born after the Carter Administration, I sincerely apologize.

The Secret Police said...

2:19 I'm not trying to be picky, but it's actually spelled Barney Fwank.
Everything else was perfect though.

Anonymous said...

I hope you weren't in any accounting type profession, 10:05 - you'd have been hell on the books with all your double entries.

wordkyle said...

Ah, those anonymous anecdotes about Tea Partiers....they absolutely reek of truth and credibility, don't they?

Anonymous said...

I served in Afghanistan, and will most likely be heading back. It is widely believed that Afghanistan fell apart when we abandoned the place to attack Iraq. And I saw nothing but facts that supported that. Until you assholes atre there, shut the hell up.

Anonymous said...

The MOST Arrogant person I know and have to work with is James Stainton. He reeks!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the baby boomer guy! " most " kids these days are handed everything growing up and have no work ethics. They are used to be giving everything they want. Don't work in the reall world. That's why you have parents raising their grandchildren....and still truing to get their own children to take responsibility ...

Anonymous said...

You will have to look real hard to find a girl under 30 that can even cook and take care of a house.

Anonymous said...

Anyone seen Tom's new ride out and about? Has he got it all tricked out like Walker Texas Ranger yet?

Anonymous said...

If there is not a pichup in that wreck I'll bet you can't find an owner.

Anonymous said...

Baptist in name only- you'd never know it was Baptist (Babtist for our Alvoidian friends) except for the beer drinking on the weekend.
It's like calling TCU a Christian school, you'd simply not know to attend...