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9.13.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Think the metroplex is not a football town? The regular season game for the Cowboys on Sunday night had a larger local audience than any of the Mavs' championship games or the Rangers World Series games.
  • I feel this way when Mrs. LL puts on her high heels and we go out.
  • I saw some of the Republican debate sponsored by the Tea Party last night. Good stuff. Put those guys in front of that crazy audience and it's Entertainment City.
  • Uncomfortable moment of the debate: Would the candidate support government inaction and  let a thirty something year old die who had fallen into a coma and didn't have private insurance? The audience general reaction seemed to be "sure." And as much as I like Ron Paul, even I cringed when he said that was a "choice" the guy made to the cheers of the crowd. 
  • While you were sleeping: Miss Angola because became Miss Universe 2011.
  • The City of Decatur approved the hiring of three new full time firefighters. Really? Every other fire department in the county is volunteer based, aren't they?
  • Tried to buy a bag of ice at a convenience store yesterday with a credit card but told there was a "$3.00 minimum." I grabbed a Gatorade and that brought the total to $2.90. He let it slide which prevented a "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode from breaking out between us.
  • Today we break the record for most 100 days in one year for the metroplex. Even in the middle of the beating-of-a-summer, I never thought we get to 70 days.
  • NFL records set this weekend:  Total combined passing yards by all teams (7842), most games where both quarterbacks threw for over 300 yards (5), and most punt and/or kickoff returns TDs (8).  It's turning into the Arena League.
  • Forgot about this old (alleged) line from evangelist Tony Campolo delivered during a sermon: “50,000 people around the world died of hunger today. That’s bad, but what’s worse is that most of us don’t give a damn. But what’s even worse is that for many of us, it is more bothersome that I just said the word ‘damn’ than that I said 50,000 children of God died of hunger.”
  • A guy received a 30 year sentence yesterday for the Intoxication Manslaughter death of a Dallas physician in a pretty high profile case. Maybe it happens all the time in Dallas, but I noted that the prosecution was composed of two female lawyers and the defense team had two females as well. I think you'd normally see a guy thrown in their somewhere. 
  • If you are a sports gambler, you have got to see this story from last weekend.
  • That high tone Houston plaintiff's lawyer who has had Sting, Miley Cyrus, and Bon Jovi play at his firm's Christmas Party is going with Rascal Flatts this year. The personal injury business must be suffering.
  • There's a potentially wheels off criminal trial starting in Decatur this morning. I'll check out in a second.
  • Edit: S Bomb on Monday Night Football last night.
  • I've updated yesterday's post regarding the gaggle of lawyers in Decatur and Serena's outburst. (See below.)

 

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Todays pic. WOW those are big..

Anonymous said...

Does Mrs LL wear a dress like that when you go out...

Anonymous said...

Think it should read Miss Angola became Miss Universe, not (because)

Anonymous said...

"Coon used a taser"? That aint right! I saw the mans picture. He is black. How can they get away with headine? Where is Rev. Al?

Anonymous said...

You take pictures of some very lovely ladies! I had no idea the women of Wise County. Texas were so very beautiful!

Jay

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
OMG hot
4.8 out 5
Photoshop is at play here too.

KatyDid said...

Yep, the debate was wild stuff.

Romney appears to be already running in the general...

It WAS pretty amazing that the pro-life party applauded the death of a kid in a coma, though.
Maybe there is a partisan difference between being in a Shiavo-like vegetative state and being in a coma.

Comas are sorta liberal.

Anonymous said...

Headline says Goon used a taser not Coon....

Anonymous said...

I fear that after Romney and Perry get thru violating one another we will be forced to endure another 8 years of Obama. What a loss for Texas, this is a prime opportunity to get Perry gone, he will do Texas less harm in Washington than he has done in Austin. No good man in his right mind would even consider being governor, President, or for that matter serve as an elected official even at the local level. We have become a nation of spoiled, entitled children that think we are owed everything even though we have done nothing to earn or deserve it. The loudest whiners are those that set on their collective backsides like the drunken fool that screams at the TV during a sporting event.
Signed,
Here We Go Again

Anonymous said...

Having insurance IS a choice. Being in the health care field, I have always admonished my children (now grown and all insured, by the way) that they need to put health insurance at the TOP of their list rather than the bottom. Go without many many things before going without insurance. I would have that before having auto insurance, home insurance, a social life. It's as vital in today's world as electricity and food. I have seen it many times over my 30+ years in healthcare.....those without insurance are denied access to many specialty venues and all but the basic care of often crappy docs. If you want state of the art care, you better be insured. That's just the way it is. The movie John Q was right on. No major transplants, major surgeries, nada without insurance. And most hospitals won't even consider you as a transfer in to them if you are uninsured.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Decatur PD should dissolve and let WCSO take over. After all whats good for Newark should apparently be good enough for Decatur.

Anonymous said...

I thought Ms. Botswana and Ms. Nairobi were much better looking than Ms. Angola.

Anonymous said...

Once again, your use of statistics is suspect, Counselor. Check any metropolitan area in the country and their attendance for a regular season football game will be higher than any playoff game for any other sport. The stadiums have more seats.

Anonymous said...

You mentioned the other day that Texas has only executed 9 this year and it was possibly losing popularity.

They are executing one tonight for murders around Denton. I say you petition for his release.

Anonymous said...

Heck yeah we need more firefighters! We need more so that the lazyboy chairs in the fire department get used.

Anonymous said...

@9:17 AM


Right on...

Anonymous said...

Marilyn is smokin' hot. ♫

Anonymous said...

I feel this way when Mrs. LL puts on her high heels and we go out.

You don't feel that way when she doesn't put them on?

Anonymous said...

I asked yesterday if anyone knew 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 over the Alvoid school board since the voters threw him at in the election a year ago? Come on, surely some of you guys know. We can't depend on the WC Messenger.

Anonymous said...

The Tea Party is racist against kids in a coma but not against girls in vegetative states.

Anonymous said...

Skippy feels that way when he puts his high heels on.

Triple Fake... said...

9:23 -
he didn't say anything about attendance. The statistic is referring to audience - that's folks watching on TV

9:00 -
Not possible to have another 8 years of Obama. By law, he can only serve one more four-year term

Jay @ 8:50 -
I'm a Nigerian businessman and I need your help with a bank transaction. Please forward all your sensitive personal information immediately

The Devil said...

I am glad they hired the extra firefighters, now it will definately rain.

Anonymous said...

Angola? Give me a break.
As soon as she gains access
to Big Mac's and fries, she
will swell up like Michelle
Obama.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:04, although I agree with your stance that it is important to have health insurance, your stance that it is more important that auto or home is a bit uneducated. You have a $50,000 hospital bill -it's yours. You have a car accident and total out your car, the other $35,000 car, everyone is hurt, and your at fault with no car insurance....you're gonna be sued for a lot of money to cover all of it. But I guess you wouldn't need home insurance, because you'll lose your house in the lawsuit anyway, or will have to sell it to cover the lawsuit costs. Don't think it can happen? Talk to any attorney or insurance agent who see it day in and day out.

Brewcrew said...

What kind of a jackwagon charges $2.90? I would have denied you on principle.

Anonymous said...

Dems and Liberals are against any person who murders your children receiving the death penalty but OK with any person that has an abortion.

Anonymous said...

10:40 I agree with you. I certainly don't condone going without all types of insurance. I was really just making a point that having health insurance is much more vital than many lay people believe it is because when the serious illnesses strike, no one will take you if you are uninsured. I would NEVER go without full auto, home, and medical insurance, however. I totally agree with you. It is a responsible CHOICE that many people choose to do without but spend money on cigarettes, booze, cable TV, fancy cars, boats, etc. Then when they get caught by a house fire, an auto accident, or a catastrophic illness, they cry for help when the truth is that they were just poor planners and suffering the consequences of poor choices.

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of the men who will get a job at the fire department. They have worked their tails off. Some have worked 2500+ hours a year without pay. I believe it was a good move.

Fr. O'Malley said...

When you start taking away the rights of the American citizens, when you undercut the Bill of Rights in order to pursue security, I think you become more dangerous than bin Laden. I think that if this country goes down, it will not be because of the enemies that are outside this country. I think that if this country goes down, it’s because those within the country undercut our basic rights, undercut the principles that gave birth to this institution
- Tony Campolo

Fr. O'Malley said...

Roman Catholics do not approve abortions or the the death penalty.

I will pray for you all.

Anonymous said...

10:40, while you may have no material possessions left, should you become ill in some way, at least you will have the means to pay for treatment. I guess my point is a life with no possessions is better than no life at all. Oh and BG really?!?! "...see a guy in THEIR somewhere..." !!! I havent done that since 3rd grade man come on! I thought lawyers were always writing papers.

RM

Anonymous said...

check out the dude in the background....what's sticking out of the top of his shorts???

Anonymous said...

Now every city council will have "Paid Firefighter" on the next agenda.

Anonymous said...

1141

You are right in that Roman Catholics do not approve of abortions.

You are wrong that they do not approve of the death penalty. The RC Church leaves it up to society to decide if a repeat felon or seriously dangerous felon needs to be executed via the judicial system after they have been convicted in court.

Anonymous said...

Insurance WAS a choice. Now with gas at over 3 bucks a gallon, people can hardly afford it.

aroundthecorner said...

Check those same figures at the Cowboy games against the two NASCAR events held here each year. Interesting to know how NASCAR holds up against the Boys. It might surprise you.

Anonymous said...

Decatur has had 2 paid firefighters per shift for the last couple of years. They hired 3more so they can run 3 personel per shift. Hopefully some day they will have 4 per shift. And yes I wish all cities could afford to have fully staffed paid fire departments.

Anonymous said...

A gaggle of lawyers? I thought it was supposed to be a herd of lawyers. Or is it a covey? Cannot keep my legal aggregation terms straight.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

IMHO if more people who believed in abortions there would be less people on Medicaid thus causing billions in debt for the US.

Medicaid not Medicare should be completely extinguished.

Anonymous said...

On viewership of the Cowboys game, you have to consider several incalculable numbers. 1. Granted, it was the season opener for the Cowboys. 2. It's on the 10th anniversary of 9-11. It's in the city where most of 9-11 occured. 4. Millions wondered if there would be another terrorist attack during the game. Take those factors out and it would rate about like most any other Cowboy implosion.

Anonymous said...

It's a Murder of Lawyers. In Overcoats.

Anonymous said...

12:51 Boo hoo. It's still a choice. YOu determine what you want to spend your money on and those who choose NOT to spend it on insurance don't need to come crying when the unexpected happens. A lack of planning on an idiot's part doesn't constitute an emergency on mine.

Anonymous said...

1:04 I wish you were running for president. I agree...cut off Medicaid COMPLETELY but keep Medicare for the hard-working men and women who worked for it all their lives. The other freeloaders--I'm perfectly okay with them starving and living in boxes if they're too good to clean toilets, flip burgers, or mow lawns.

Humble Correspondent said...

Mrs. LL is HAWT! But I don't see the shoes.?

Anonymous said...

9:04 - of course responsible people want insurance and usually have it, but some are BARELY paying insurance premiums for that high quality healthcare you speak of......ON A FIXED INCOME. Seniors don't get raises and those who don't have oil royalties or other perks to supplement their monthly income suffer unmercifully to HAVE that insurance. Many seniors cut back on medications AND food JUST to pay the premiums. Fair? NO! It is sad to see our oldest citizens suffer financially in their retirement years just to squeak by month after month to scrape enough money together to keep their insurance. If YOU want to really help somebody, find a senior citizen who could use a few extra bucks a month out of your income to pay for that health insurance. Not all of these older folks are poor planners, boozers or smokers.

Anonymous said...

Health and Human Services should be extinguished too.

Anonymous said...

2:55 I agree with you regarding the elderly. I feel for them also in SOME cases. Others were poor money managers and I don't feel for them at all. However, there are millions of people who are NOT elderly who cry and whine about not being able to afford insurance on their homes or medical insurance, and it is them for which I feel no pity whatsoever. If they can cry and whine, they can do some form of W.O.R.K. House burns with no insurance...well that's YOUR fault, not mine. No medical insurance so no one will treat you? Not my problem.

Anonymous said...

The City of Decatur continues to grow so why not the Fire Department? Or the Police Department? Fire, Police and Public Works are the backbone of the city. Take the time to use your brain and you might quit taking these folks for granted. Volunteers are a GODSEND and they will never be appreciated enough but it's time to move forward. GOD Bless our public servants...

Anonymous said...

New firefighters mean we will have to buy them some more fire trucks to drive around town in! Why if they have to stay ready don't they just stay at the big asz fire station we had to build.
3 more and they might save the slab next house fire

Anonymous said...

that Miss Angola aint a bad looking blue gum

Anonymous said...

"No major transplants, major surgeries, nada without insurance. And most hospitals won't even consider you as a transfer in to them if you are uninsured.

9:04 AM"

Sounds like a Death Panel to me!

Anonymous said...

You are dismally out of touch with MOST senior citizens, 3:21, who have worked hard all their lives, want to pay their own way and now are struggling in the ending years to pay those insurance premiums that GO UP AS THE SENIORS AGE - these precious Americans should be given a break on insurance premiums, meaning having those monthly costs "frozen" as in some cases taxes are for them. And speaking of FAULT, since you are obviously young, start now trying to change the laws so your parents and grandparents and YOU won't be caught up in making choices between food, medicine and INSURANCE....you sound like a person who has NO compassion really for the situation of so many older Americans.

And would you "whine and cry" if you were in their shape?

Likely.

Anonymous said...

12:55, did you say Decatur has already hired 3 more firefighters? Aren't they supposed to announce openings and allow folks to apply? Something fishy and illegal going on if they have already hired the 3 positions they have just created!!!

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't God feed those kids?

Anonymous said...

You have to be born in order to grow up and be in favor of abortion.

Anonymous said...

It always amazes me that the same people who want to save all unborn babies and profess themselves to follow Christ's teachings are the ones most likely to throw their fellow humans under the bus. It's a good thing Jesus didn't believe that if we were all stupid enough to choose to sin then we deserved what we got.

Anonymous said...

The Decatur City council just approved the hiring of three more firefighters.