9.12.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • I went to bed with the Cowboys leading and woke up to hear everyone dogging  Tony Romo. (The big stat this morning is that it was the first time in 242 games that the Cowboys lost after leading by 14 or more in the 4th quarter. So that was the worst collapse ever? That's hard to believe. )
  • One of these days I'll try to explain why I'm interested in the Cowboys (like you would be interested in a book or a TV series), but why I don't care about the Cowboys. 
  • I almost got rear-ended on Friday: Hear the squealing of locked up tires, in the rear view mirror I see a car coming at me at rapid speed, in a split second I goose it and brake thereby moving  up the two feet I had to spare, guy gives up on braking -- he's surely going to hit me -- and turns hard to the right and goes by with no room to spare. 
  • I was walking up the stairs yesterday morning when, from the TV, I heard the request for a moment of silence as the bell chimed at the memorial site in New York. I actually stopped. 
  • The 25 most un-American reactions to 9/11
  • At what age should kids see the footage of 9/11 as a learning experience? When they aren't kids anymore? 
  • Three date rapes (or at least acquaintance rapes -- if there is such a thing) at TCU in nine days?
  • Mrs. LL spent Saturday evening at some wheels off uniform print screening shop actually getting involved in the print screening process. (Those team uniforms were going to get done.)
  • If an explosion at a nuclear power plant is something that would make you nervous, get nervous this morning about one in France. 
  • A fire in Wise County was caused by a lady violating the burn ban so she was issued a couple of tickets. Today the Update identified her which I bet is a much bigger deterrent than the tickets. 
  • Last sports notes: (1) I said Cam Newton would be an NFL bust and he goes out and throws for 422 yards in his first game, (2) on Friday I said the Baylor/TCU game might end up being the best college game of the year and then came along Michigan/Notre Dame on Saturday night, (3) it looks like Garrett Gilbert will not be "the next great quarterback" for the Evil Empire. 
  • I dreamed a guy pulled up to me in Jacksboro with a dead body in the passenger seat and asked me what he should do. A few hours later I decided it would probably be a pretty good idea to tell the cops. 
  • On WBAP this morning, one of the guys was outraged that the TCU team doctor (who is originally from Pakistan) was detained for over 20 minutes at security in Colorado Springs as the team prepared to fly back from the Air Force game. So now those radio guys are upset with racial profiling?



63 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's the worst collapse because the Cowgirls never get that many points to collapse from...

Anonymous said...

I prefer my zombies to be hatless

Inquiring Minds Want To Know said...

Did Obama really say "God of Jacob" yesterday?

Anonymous said...

Cindy Cheek should have pulled her head out of her cheek when she starting burning trash during a burn ban.

Anonymous said...

Any man who uses expressions like, “Oh, My “ and “Loves me some” in addition to being such a restaurant/service critic surely cannot be that fearful of being “rear ended”.

Anonymous said...

BooBear - Did you notice on the house (trailer) fire in New Fairview the man "thought it started in the basement"??? Is it just me, or do you find it weird that a trailer, as in a moveable structure, would have a basement. Also, WHY would you have a basement in Texas???

Anonymous said...

Man, for a minute there I thought my Facebook posts were going to be in that most Un-American Responses to 9/11!!

Triple Fake... said...

I know it was a dream, but how do you explain waiting several hours before reporting a dead body?

Seems like you should be upset that TSA workers wouldn't take the word of a high-profile college football team that says "Under different circumstances this guy might give you some concern due to his national origin, but he's our team doctor, so - trust us on this one! We're not trying to smuggle an al Qaeda terrorist out of Colorado. We're Texas CHRISTIAN University!"

Other Random Sports Notes:
~ Like the Musers, I am transfixed by Al Michaels' overuse of the letter 'w':
Miles Awstin
Jawn Phillips
Felix Jownes
~ One more dumb loss like that one last night and I will circulate a Stephen McGee for Starter petition
~ How do you throw for over 400 yards in a game (Cam Newton) and have only 2 receiving touchdowns, and three total?
~ It's always fun to watch the Giants do poorly, because you get to watch old Possum Face Tom Coughlin sputter and fume on the sidelines. Reminds me of the line from a certain pseudo-marine biologist: "The sea was angry that day, my friends. Like an old man trying to send soup back at a deli."

Triple Fake George Costanza

Anonymous said...

Don't think all the 25 people were unamerican. True Obammy is not a muslim, but I agree we need to understand that muslims are not Christians and our country should stay Christain.

Uppercase Matt said...

What would you tell the cops (ignoring that it was just a dream)? He asked you what he should do -- was he seeking to employ you, and therefore anything you know about him confidential information?

Anonymous said...

Would one of you lawyer-types please help me get my legal affairs in order before I dive head-first off the Tony Romo bandwagon?

I’ll admit: I liked Romo’s potential and recklessness… WHEN HE WAS NEW!!! But I expected some skills refinement after he got a season or two under his belt!

Bring me a McGee petition. I’ll sign it.

Anonymous said...

Those responses weren't un-American. They were stupid, ignorant, and in many cases, racist. Much like 9:30 and probably 9:23 as well.

KatyDid said...

It's too bad that those folks' last names are redacted on the 9/11 tweets link.

They are to receicve the scorn and ridicule their comments warrant.

Anonymous said...

All the responses were as American as you can get. When will y'all that think it was un-american wake up and see that this man is NOT for americans he is a muslim at heart and always will be. Call me racist if you want but the rest of us will call you a fool.

Scott said...

IMO, I don't think Stephen McGee is the answer to solve the issues with the Cowboys.

The only way to solve it is to blow the entire thing up and start from scratch. That would include a new owner/GM, but his ego would never let that happen.

Until that happens, we are doomed with mediocre teams, if you can even call them that.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
3.7 out of 5
She is hot

wordkyle said...

Regarding 9/11 and children, what are they to learn from not only the footage, but the entire experience? Can it be anything other than There were people who would do anything to kill people like you and me -- and they're still out there? That's a pretty harsh "beast in the woods" story to tell a child, but it's the most true. Everything else -- such as designating 9/11 a "Day of Service" -- is just an attempt to distract us from the fact that the beast is real.

Anonymous said...

Been saying to get rid of Romo for years. And when I do it here, all you supposed experts act like I don't know what I'm saying. The receivers have not been the problem--you can't catch a ball that's not thrown to you. Bring back Williams, get rid of Romo.

Rage

Anonymous said...

The person speeding up behind you is a "victim" of speeding, and also of not paying attention.

Anonymous said...

The Jets line seems out of place, doesn't it? Hey, I lost my son, but on the upside...Jets won.

Anonymous said...

9:30, Obammy is not a Muslim? Why would a Christian write in one of his two biographies(I guess one is not enough for this blowhard) that the call to Muslim prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world?

Anonymous said...

Rage, We aren't acting. We know that you know what you are saying. It just doesn't make sense to anyone else. It must really be lonely in that little pea brain of yours.

Anonymous said...

"Day of Service". Organize your community.

Anonymous said...

What is un-American about those responses?

Freedom of Speech is only for liberals?

If anything, those were true Americans. True Americans wont forget what happened by those terrorists on 9-11-01. They are still pissed off because Al-queda and the Taliban haven't been crushed into the dirt for good. All because we have a weak, wimpy President.

Anonymous said...

They are still pissed off because Al-queda and the Taliban haven't been crushed into the dirt for good. All because we have a weak, wimpy President.

Check your history dipshit, Bush abandoned the fight against them, not Obama. Obama increased the number of troops fighting the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

Rage

Triple Fake... said...

10:38 -
I have to assume you were talking about my post and not the one previous to mine, since I mentioned national origin, al Qaeda, and Christians.
So I will have to qualify my position:
National origin - I can't say for sure, but that's probably why he was detained. That's not me being racist. I'm not the one who stopped him.
The only reason I mentioned Christian is because that's what they are - it's right there in the name. (That may be predjudicial, but it's not racist!) And I can only assume he was traveling WITH the team. If a Pakistani terrorist was trying to sneak past TSA, he wouldn't use TCU's football team to do it, would he?

HeartStillinTexas said...

I get that people don't like Obama...What I don't get is what he did that upset these people so much.....
Increase troops in Afghanistan
Continue the silly prison in Cuba
Capture and kill Bin Laden
Deter two possible bombings (undies and NY) and probably more
Reduce troops in the fake war in Iraq
Continue Bush's unsuccessful job creating tax cuts
Cancel EPA regulations that were to go into effect
Extent "death tax" increase
What........causes this much hate. What has this "Muslim" done that is so "Muslim". If this is how wimpy a Muslim is to cave to the Republicans at every move then he doesn't seem all that scary.

Arthur said...

Has anyone considered that Tony Romo is really a combination of the worst traits of both Brett Favre and Jake "The Snake" Plummer? They'll rack up a lot of stats for the fantasy geeks but in the end their recklessness will kill a team when it counts.

Anonymous said...

Really History Major Rage?

What year did Bush do that?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'd like a straight answer out of wordie on these:

1. Did Bush reduce troops in Afghanistan for the attack in Iraq?

2. Was Al Qaeda in Iraq, wile Saddam was there?

3. Did Obama increase troop numbers in Afghanistan?

No talking points now wordie, just answer the damn question. 11:36 is welcome to as well.

Anonymous said...

Praise Allah!

Anonymous said...

Regarding the 25 UnAmerican Reactions to 9/11: these are the people most likely to vote for Rick Perry.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

I guess sometimes my comments can be a little raunchy - I am, after all, a dead porn king! I'll make an effort to, er, clean it up. That said....

That random girl is still hot, no need to explain what I could do to that.

wordkyle said...

1227 - yes and no

Now your questions are answered, without talking points.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle
You only answered two of the three questions. What are you an idiot?

Anonymous said...

HeartStill inTexas- you need to go back and review Obama's campaign promises & listen to all he really said to get elected then compare it to where we are now. You will understand the hatred.

I think all 25 of those posters were spot on to what the general public feel.

The Devil said...

HST

"Increase troops in Afghanistan"--A war he promised prospective voters he would end!

"Continue the silly prison in Cuba" Intel from this "silly prison" allowed for Bin Laden's killing!

"Capture and kill Bin Laden"--Obama was no where near Pakistan when Bin Laden was killed!

"Deter two possible bombings (undies and NY) and probably more"
His policies deterred the bombings?....think again!

Libs always giving Obama credit when he deserves none, and allowing him to have a blank check of blame to dole out the Bush Admin. when something does not go his way.

Anonymous said...

I count three questions there wordkyle.

12:21: 2003. You don't even know when we attacked Iraq?

You don't even belong in the discussion, then.

Rage

Anonymous said...

12:27, I'll answer that one. #1 You would probably have to ask the Joint Chiefs of Staff. #2 Yes. #3 Yes. Feel better now?

Anonymous said...

Not to change the subject line here, but anyone know what went on at the Alvoid City Council meeting last Thursday? Heard over the weekend that guy Wilson wanted to argue w/ the city's lawyer over an ordinance variance. Is this the same Wilson trying to run the school board meetings w/o voter approval? Someone fill us in, PLEASE!!! You can't depend on the WC Messenger for balanced reporting.

Anonymous said...

Hey heartsellin, Points three and four were done by someone else. Not by Obammy. If the war in Iraq was fake, were the troops that we lost there fake? Did you see the list of tax increases that he pushed through in his budget. A small tax cut that he extended does not cancel out all the other tax increases. Most of which take effect in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Make that "ONE" EPA regulation that was to go into effect. Also again, check out all the other regulations that will go into effect. That's a very weak argument for your Muslim President.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe nobody gives a flip about the big gas fire in Kenya.

Anonymous said...

HSIT-Obammy also took control of the space industry out of the US hands and handed that over to Muslims. We have every right to be fearful of our future.

wordkyle said...

Dear Pilgrims,

Two of the questions had the same answer.

HeartStillinTexas said...

1:25; I have followed this site and comments for a while. If the people on this site are angry at Obama for not following his campaign promises then I'll eat my computer. Seriously that is why ya'll believe he is a Muslim and hate every bit of his fiber? I dare say he was hated before he passed a stimulus bill (that was 1/3 tax cuts) but because as I remember "we were going to be killed by them there Muslims that this socialist, arugula eating, Chicago bad politics, communist was going to take over your weapons and make all men gay, kind of candidate." Did I miss any pre election predictions? I'm sure I did.

Anonymous said...

9:07 - that was pretty funny.

I happen to agree with the 25 people you think are so un-American. The guy is a muslim who has pulled the biggest charade in US history.

Anonymous said...

looks like wordie got painted in a corner and is trying to get cute to draw attention away from it

Triple Fake... said...

HSiT:
shorten up on the broad brush strokes a bit there. I don't begrudge anybody for enjoying arugula

Anonymous said...

2:31, George Bush cut NASA funding. It actually increased under Obama.

Rage

wordkyle said...

HSiT - Interesting spin you put on your opponents' point of view. You'd really need to go back to 2008 comments to be accurate about "pre-election predictions," wouldn't you?

Here's what I commented on October 13, 2008: "The question is, what do we actually know about Obama? He preaches "Change," yet he came up through the traditional Chicago political machine and has voted the Democrat party line nearly 100% of the time. Obama has spent his political career trying to commit to no actions, and his current promises disagree with those few actions he has taken in the past." Not really a prediction as such, but an observation that's as pertinent now as it was then.

Anonymous said...

isn't that zombie Katy Perry?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle
Please admit that you screwed up....just once. I really want to hear it. There were three questions and you answered only two with a "yes" and a "no". When you were called on it, you said you did not err because two of the questions had the same answer. OK genius, which two were "yes" or which two were "no"? Good Lord you're anal.

CT said...

Poor daddy. My heart breaks for him.

NY Post should've left the Jets tag off, though. Very insensitive.

Anonymous said...

Today's random girl is Katy Perry, btw.

Anonymous said...

The point she's making, wordkyle, is that if you didn't want the change, and the change has not happened, why are you complaining? Obama is basically a black George Bush. So, what's not to like?

Anonymous said...

Got through about a dozen of the top 25 "un-American" reactions to 9/11. Bunch of morons. However, the link is just political rhetoric and has nothing to do with being an American.

Anonymous said...

Rage, you are a douche bag. You make no sense half the time. You are probably mzchief reincarnated.

Reaching
Around
Gays for
Eternity

wordkyle said...

619 - First of all, Obama is most definitely not a black George Bush.

Second, of course I see why those who voted for Obama would be disillusioned with him over his broken promises. In fact, those folks should refuse to help him in any way, to show their displeasure. If he really cared about you, he would have kept his promises, right? I think you should start a "Nominate Hillary" movement.

wordkyle said...

420 - "Which two were 'yes' and which two were 'no?'"
Both. (See? Still no talking points. Gosh, you know me, I'm a giver.)

Anonymous said...

HST, The reason we hate Obammy is because he is fulfilling his campaign promises and driving the country off of a cliff. And did you see how he is going to pay for the new jobs bill, I mean plan that must be passed now?

Anonymous said...

I think what word is tap dancing around is without talking points, he's got nuthin'.

wordkyle said...

In the words of Gob Bluth, "C'mon!" Do I have to take seriously every anonymous yahoo who tugs at my sleeve? You guys have no sense of humor.

(In all fairness, the original yahoo asked yes/no questions, and I did respond with yes and no.)

Anonymous said...

1:49,Yes, it is the same idiot, Wilson. He has no business running anything or even thinking he knows how to run anything anymore. Guy has lost a grip on reality. Know what I mean?