9.14.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Someone sent me a "I think this is your dog" email but it turned out to be a "Hey, now."
  • Channel 8 had a story on the Bridgeport Hospital last night.
  • Final last words from a Texas man executed last night: "You're not about to witness an execution, you're about to witness a murder . . . . I've never killed anybody, never. This whole thing is wrong." I'd shrug off his comments but, then again, he was convicted in Denton County.
  • Anthony Weiner, the Democrat in New York who resigned after a scandal earlier this year, had represented a district which had not elected a Republican since the 1920s. That is, until last night. Boy, the conservatives will be firing off the "See! You're next Obama" battle cry all day long. 
  • There was a victim's name misspelled in the engravings at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. The first thought that comes to mind: "Is that all?" 
  • For you frequent Lubbock goers, stop and take a look at that War Memorial that you pass in tiny Benjamin sometime. You can tell there are many names that had to be replaced due to mistakes. 
  • My girls softball team won its first game of the year last night -- and that was with our starting pitcher not being able to make it at the last minute. After that lineup adjustment, let's just say I've cleared a place on the mantel for that Manager Of The Year trophy.
  • The Third Grader in the House thinks it is big entertainment watching me try to back out of the driveway and negotiate around the rented Man Sized Truck that Mrs. LL is driving. 
  • The trial I mentioned going on in Decatur did indeed kick off yesterday, but I wasn't able to watch any of it. But I did notice that the windows of the courtroom doors had been covered -- it's still open to the public, but you can't see what's going on from the hallway. 
  • It seems like there are a more empty storefronts on the Decatur courthouse square than usual. 
  • Blake Beavan was a metroplex kid who was drafted out of high school by the Texas Rangers in 2007. Moments after being drafted, he raised eyebrows by saying he could do as well as any pitcher on the Rangers at that very moment. He finally made it to the big leagues this year and he is 4-5 with a 4.32 ERA. Not bad for a very young kid.
  • The right high school kid can start right away in the NBA, could play in the NFL after about three years, but MLB needs them to develop for four or five. I've always thought that was weird. 
  • I keep a detailed database of every thing that happens in every case that I handle. Once it's closed, there's generally no need to ever update it again. But I always go back and make an entry if I see the client's name in the obituaries. 
  • Decatur is ranked third in the state in volleyball?
  • A Texas record: Yesterday Wichita Falls recorded its 100th day of temperatures of 100 degrees or more. I'm pretty sure that won't be on the Chamber of Commerce brochure.


76 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why can't you find a local RTG? Someone really hot, like maybe Marilyn... ♫

Anonymous said...

Please come out and support the Decatur volleyball team Friday night at 5pm. They will face the Argyle Eagles, ranked #2 in the state! Should be a great match-up.

Anonymous said...

You should have used the Hey Now as the RT girl 'cause the one you picked has more plastic in her chest and lead in her butt than a chinese made toy.

Anonymous said...

The pic make the gal look like she has a huge Butt... And She probably does.

Anonymous said...

Hey Democrats: Your Wiener got you in trouble last night!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Come out to the Girls Volleyball game and watch the #3 Lady Eagles play, then shoot over to Eagle Stadium and watch the undefeated Eagles football team (Homecoming!) THEN come out to DHS Sat morning and watch the #2 State-ranked Lady Eagles Cross Country and #6-ranked Eagles Cross Country team as they host The Assault of Eagle Summit cross country meet! Lots of state-ranked (all classifications) teams will be there as this is one of the few meets in North Texas that has LOTS of hills......perfect training for the Regional meet @ Lubbock.

Anonymous said...

cant wait till friday 5:00 pm to see that volleyball game. man i luv me sum vollyball.
go blue. what a great matchup!!!
wooo hooo!!!!

Anonymous said...

barry, whats with all these words that are underlined and colored and u get these freakn pop-ups if u run your curser over them. ? do you do that or what? it is very annoying.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Random girl...

Dude, Three in a row (of hotness).
My you know what is standing at attention!


need... more... viagra!

Anonymous said...

I think it's sad that there are so many empty stores. But there are several reasons for this. Our wonderful chamber does absolutely NOTHING to help the merchants. Ask them the last time the CofC did anything for them. Plus, for some reason, there's a mentality that thinks if it's in DEcatur, the quality isn't as good as the Metroplex. This goes for professional places also.
Wake up, these doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc. were trained alongside those who chose to live in the big city! Some have opted for a small town where they charge less, but have better quality of life.

Anonymous said...

Obamma/Weener..2012 thank bof yall

Anonymous said...

The doctor's have not been impacted personnally by this debt!

Anonymous said...

We lost two City employees!
Saw a reduction in City Services!
Now have a $3 million debt!
What next?

Triple Fake... said...

Weiner seat!

Luckily, you have two very easily spelled names, but don't you get upset when someone adds an 'e' onto the end of Green? And what if the name Greene was your representation on a memorial that thousands of people looked at every day, and they think "the guy's name was Greene"?
I know it's slightly different because they only transposed letters on his first name, but folks who have this sort of thing happen all the time can understand the feeling

Blake Beavan has a good ERA now, but that's after several years in the minors. Here's the explanation for your question: a high school/college pitcher generally gets by on his fastball. He has to be taught how to adjust that fastball to keep it in the park, and to learn a variety of other pitches to complement it.
If he had gone into the majors right after making that statement, most other pitchers would have shunned him, and most hitters would have put something extra into their swings to prove him wrong. Pitchers need to have confidence - even cockiness - but it has to be earned. If he really was as good as he thought he was, it would not have taken this long to reach the majors.
His statement may have been true, but poor judgment saying it out loud into a microphone

wordkyle said...

The more you look into it, the more interesting the New York special election becomes. 75% of registered voters in that district are Democrats, and the Republican winner "ran as a staunch conservative embracing the tea party." So even if -- a big "if" -- voters are bothered by the Tea Party label, they seem to be bothered by Obama's policies even more. Whistle past the graveyard all you want, even Democrat Party leaders acknowledge that this was a referendum on Obama. Maybe, just maybe, the American public is finally starting to see through the Obama facade.

Anonymous said...

Most people with and sense at all knew from the start the B'port hospital would fail because there was no NEED for a tiny hospital 10 miles from a regional center in Decatur. When will the citizens of B'port wake up and realize they're suffering for the very poor choices of the few in power in that city and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT??? Where is the integrity of the City Council? Doesn't anyone care that you are literally flushing city money down the toilet in that place???

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
WOW WOW
4.7 out of 5
She is so hot

Anonymous said...

sadly I must say I amd Dissapointed in the Liberally Lean "Breaking News" Teams' coverage af the Tom Bishop" I aint drivin that Dang Pickup" saga, I mean It was in the Update,perhaps the Mess is pickin their feet up and gettin the news First now!!!!! I can just see the sad,Sad Mood and the scen of the Drop off of the ol' Super duper wanna be a trooper,car with Taps bein Played lightlt, and the opening scene of "Branded(You know the old western)!!! BUT I cannot believe he STILL Paid $1300.00 for a custom paint job!!! Thataway Tom you Showed them Buddy!!!!

Anonymous said...

A small town where they charge less? Really? Even our Walmart charges for than the big city stores. As for the small shops, even with the high gas costs it is cheaper to shop in the metroplex.

Anonymous said...

Boyd School District was put under lock down this morning due to a high school student threatening to shoot up the schools on Facebook.

Arthur said...

"Final last words?" Paging the Department of Redundancy Department.

Blake Beavan is the real Ebby Calvin "Nuke" Laloosh. His ERA should be a half-run lower just because his home park is that pitcher's friend, Safeco Field. What's his WHIP for that matter?

Anonymous said...

9:13am, you have had a $3MM debt for several years now. The current council has just said no more and is working to resolve it. There are many steps that need to happen to resolve it. They have taken number one.

9:12am, yes, some of the doctors have been personally impacted.

wordkyle said...

To make matters worse for Obama, now the one thing he's been able to avoid while in office -- a major scandal -- seems about to break as we find out more about White House ties to Solyndra.. (Solar panel company Solyndra received half a billion dollars in taxpayer-guaranteed loans, then defaulted. A major stockholder in the company was a big fundraiser for Obama and visited the White House several times in the months prior to receiving the loan. The Obama administration ignored warnings from government accountants and pushed through the loan.)

Anonymous said...

Benjamin, Texas is home to Wyman Meinzer, the offical photographer of the State of Texas. Check his work it, AMAZING!

Rochester, Texas....15 miles south produces 35 Million pounds of peanuts on average. That average is way down this year.

They grow peanuts with the use of irrigation equipment which taps the Seymour Aquifer.....and is dry in most parts this year.

The best goose hunting, day in and day out is in Rochester.

The biggest guide for goose hunts, is also the mayor of Knox City and I hate him....and hate is a Strong word....

This guy lives in Knox City and this is the video of the year......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFPd6h88lbw

Triple Fake Doug

Ricardo Perry said...

Weiner... meh

Anonymous said...

Yes, Wordy, some do see through Obama's facade and some of us see through yours.

Anonymous said...

The prices are higher, limited selection shopping in Decatur.

As far as healthcare there is a HUGE drop in quality. Want to know why they are practicing in Decatur instead of Dallas? This is the only gig they could find.

After the last time they tried to kill me in the Decatur Hospital I now use DFW physicians exclusively.

Anonymous said...

Weiner will not impact the general election. Democrats stay home during special electons. Even wordie knows that.

Solyndra may be one bad deal, but Perry has several just like it. Smaller budget, but similar problems from Merck/Toomey to his two enterprise funds that get doled out to campaign contributors, to buying property from contributors at a discount and selling it to others at a premium, to his Tom Delay-style money changing hands through the Republican Governor's Association that were donated by Bob Perry and others.

But you get upsety at one thing Obama's administration may have done wordie. Your indignation rings hollow.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Go Argyle volleyball!!!

And sure Decatur's fball team is undefeated. Anyone would be with a cupcake schedule like that. Be interesting to how they do facing a real challenge.

Anonymous said...

Back when I lived in the metroplex, we would go on mini-vacations for the weekend to Jefferson, TX; Waxahachie, TX; etc. The small quaint downtowns were filled with antiques and catered to the city-folks. I have always wondered why Decatur and Bridgeport doesn't push for the same thing. Back when Anna Nichols owned Mattie's, she had a motorcycle rally and other events to pull DFW people to Decatur. That's the only way to make the downtown viable. Pull outsides here.
Local folks only need a few antiques or over-priced knickknacks. The only type of business that seems to survive in downtown are the resale shops. It's the same in Bridgeport.
Luckily, downtown Decatur will survive because it's the county seat. Other small towns may eventually close their city square.

Anonymous said...

EVen if prices are higher here, which is not always true, doesn't it make sense to shop locally and have tax dollars stay here? It can only help us. I think it's too bad we don't support our own. I always try to do so. It doesn't always work out, but I never, EVER see our chamber do anything for us. Bridgeport's C of C is far superior to Decatur's in terms of promoting local economy. All ours does is have a self-serving auction to fund themselves.

Anonymous said...

Is the Random Girl a nigger? she sure has the back side for one.

RPM said...

But Decatur has a Visitor's Center. Look how many people that draws in!

And you say they don't spend money wisely!

Anonymous said...

The blog is slipping. Bishop, Boyd Columbine scare, and Rhome ugly woman contest shoud have been on here. Instead, we get the weekly reader !!

wordkyle said...

As I said, whistling past the graveyard. Democrats had a 3:1 registered voter advantage, outspent the Republican, and had Clinton and Cuomo making campaign calls, yet they couldn't win. When even the union goons are apathetic about Obama, then the bloom is really off his rose. The Democrat party chiefs are terrified that this election was all about Obama. It's about time.

Anonymous said...

Everytime I fuel up in Rhome, that city gives me the feeling of the "Imperial Death Star", just still under construction.

Anonymous said...

Rage do you live under a rock it has not just been one thing Obamma is running this country into the ground and he is doing it at a quick pace!! The sooner we get that man out of office the better I would much rather have Perry than Obamma!!

Anonymous said...

HOLY COW!!! No wonder the C of C in decatur is doing so poorly. Visitors look at the picture on slide #6 and get scared away because of the three dressed up women in pink. Wow, that's enough to keep them at away....http://www.decaturtx.com/

Anonymous said...

The visitor center is a j o k e

Anonymous said...

Wordbile gives me gas.

One Hot Captain said...

The Dems/Libs are starting to look like a bunch of rats in a sinking ship. LMAO

Anonymous said...

Just found out that TXI in Bridgeport just let go of some folks INCLUDING ONE THAT JUST RETURNED FROM HAVING CANCER.

Anonymous said...

Do you happen to have a pic from just the backside of the booty licious?

Anonymous said...

The Repubs may fire off the "you're next" but you'll never see it on the big 3.

The Devil said...

Can't say much for the Decatur chamber but the visitor center appears to be succesful. Don't know why 1:07 calls it a joke, they have monthly events, host companies meetings, weddings, elections, etc! Been to many of the events like Sarah's Cure and they all seem to be a success. It is also a very nice venue.

Anonymous said...

Decatur square went downhill when they allowed that gawd awful neon sign at the taco place. Totally ruined the feeling on the square. It takes away from preserving the look of a small town square. Decatur only cares about money instead of preserving the past. I thought that's what the main street person was for.

Anonymous said...

11:19 you must either be a B'port physician or city council member.

Or if the last time you were in the hospital it was still called "Decatur Hospital" then you are waaaaay out of the loop and behind the times. It is now an excellent regional referral center with patients coming TO it from all surrounding counties, including patients from Dallas and Ft. Worth. You are quite simply....wrong.

Anonymous said...

2:20 You sure about that. Not 11:19 here either. From the actual up close and personal accounts I've heard about Decatur I wouldn't dare take my dog, cat or hamster there.

Anonymous said...

Looks liek Sarah Palin is about to be silenced for good--a one night stand with a black man while engaged to Todd won't play well with the Tea Party!

Rage

http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2011/09/report-sarah-palin-had-fling-with-ex-rocket-glen-rice/

Anonymous said...

1:21 that's the way the ball bounces.

Psssttt....sometimes people get laid off from their jobs. NOTHING IS CERTAIN in life.

A people who makes good choices is one who is always prepared for anything to happen.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 2:20. I have seen things in the Metroplex that are scary==we have a first class facility here with doctors who practice both in the Metroplex and here. I admire the ones that ship patients off to specialists, but when seconds count, I'm proud to have the people we have here.

Anonymous said...

The Visitor Center is a joke, but a very expensive one at that. Our fine citizens are paying mightily for that nice venue, which can only hold 75 people max at a function.

The real showcase is our Civic Center--now that is something to be proud of. People from the Metroplex are blown away with the staff and facility, plus the prices. While they may seem high, they're half the price you'd find elsewhere!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear Rage. Do you believe everything you see or read.

Poor baby.

Anonymous said...

Ragey Pagey

Who cares. There are black Tea Party members. Say it with me. THE TEA PARTY DOES NOT CARE WHAT COLOR A PERSON IS ONLY YOU AND YOUR ILK BELIEVE THAT.

The Devil said...

Wise Regional is a fine hospital with great doctors and a great staff. I have had several surgeries there and would not hesitate to do so again. The facilities are state of the art, better than most you will find in the metroplex. Many doctors look for exactly what a rural setting like Decatur has to offer. Close to a large population, with a good payer-mix, new facilities, and excellent growth potential. Assuming that you cannot get excellent health care is a myth perpetuated by the locals who are not educated enough to know better, and the move-ins that couldn't make it where they came from.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, your not so smart...

http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/08/21/the-illusion-of-asymmetric-insight/

King Luther Martin said...

11:53 you know you'd tap that....

Anonymous said...

"If you love me, you've really got to help me pass this bill." Rage, you have been given your marching orders by Obammy.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Thanks for posting your rumor about Sarah Palin. It just shows that the Tea Party is not racist. Thanks dude.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, What are Obammy's poll numbers again?

wordkyle said...

417 - "Your not so smart" True. But I know the difference between a possessive adjective and a contraction.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why democrats were supporting the Republican in the NY-9 race?

Anonymous said...

4:19 your right I don't mind a drak meat just not every night.
I like em like I like my chicken-white meat and close to the bone.

Anonymous said...

This blog wouldn't be half bad if we didn't have to look at your "Random Thought" pictures every day. Some women, myself included don't appreciate your exploitation of women. I also don't understand why "Mrs. LL" puts up with it. Personally, I find it offensive. I understand it is "your" blog and I don't have to read it. I do enjoy some of the news articles, however, I can get that elsewhere. Think I will.

Anonymous said...

EMPTY STORE FRONTS IN DECATUR....OBAMA HAS WORKED HIS MAJIC

Anonymous said...

Rage,

How far down are you going to ride this thing? Even the stupidest amoung us realize mistakes sooner or later, and change thought process.

Or are you old enough to have voted for Jimmy Carter twice?

Anonymous said...

6:26 Don't let the door hit ya in your big azz when you leave.
We like our RTG a little on the trashy side! Big ole fake(.)(.)
is why we tune in

Anonymous said...

1:32, Decatur cannot stay the small community it was in the past. Progress is here and if Decatur handles it correctly, we can keep our small town 'atmosphere' while we comply with the desires of citizens who want a bit of pizzaz to bring folks in to visit our little "city!" (Notice, I didn't say "town.")
I'm a native Decaturite, and very conservative. However, I like the changes on the square! I want to see LIFE there again! Would love to see it buzz with eating establishments, even if they have a bar and neon signs!
That is much much better for our Decatur than the alternative (empty buildings). If you were around in the 80s, you would realize that the Square has revived! There was nothing but dull, sad and empty in our town square then. Bring on the LIFE, the NEON, and the PEOPLE!!! And no, I am not the main street manager!

Anonymous said...

I rarely post on here but I can say with absolute conviction that the Wise Regional SUCKS. If I hadn't stayed with my family member during the length of his hospital stay, he would have laid in his waste for long periods of time before someone came and changed him. The pharmacy took hours to get medicine to him that he badly needed after we requested over and over that it be sent despite the doctor even calling and trying to hurry it up. I will NEVER ever allow anyone I care about to be admitted to that hospital. If there is an emergency, upon stablization, they will be moved to a Harris or Baylor, where they are staffed to take care of their patients. Wise Regional is wayyyyy understaffed. The nurses and aides were super nice, but that hospital is run on a skeletal staff.

Anonymous said...

Now about Doctor's hospital, let me tell you so that it won't be a surprise that over the top medical treatment is over zealous attempts to generate income. They do have the best billing department i have ever seen. The quality of care only compares to the feeling one must get upon being liberated from a POW camp at it's end. Even if you leave in a body bag, you have gone to better place.

I went in for numbness in my arms and a tight chest, just to be on the safe side. 24 hours later, I left, down 12k but secure in the knowledge that anxiety was the cause not heart related.

That is until I received the bill, that heart attack was real. Lucky for me I defecated myself after reading the invoice and being the proud LL reader I am, would not go to the hospital with puddin in my panties. In short(i bet you are saying "really") by the time i had cleansed myself, the symptoms had gone away.

PS 57 dollars for educational & training applies if you go out and smoke. Cigarettes smoking wavier states that if you croak on the front porch, you die...not relieve for you! signature required.

Give me liberty or give me head.

Anonymous said...

Take a hike to femi-nazis who don't like the the "random thoughts" pics. If 6:26 is reading this, you lied...leave now.

Anonymous said...

I have the same habit with the obituaries and clients.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Wordkyle, "your" is a possessive pronoun. Nice try though.

wordkyle said...

816 - Look it up.
"Your" requires a follow up noun in order to be complete, (thus is an adjective,) whereas pronouns can stand alone. Having said that, I would normally accept someone calling it a pronoun, except when they're trying to use it to say I was wrong. I used the word adjective advisedly.

Anonymous said...

"Your" is the possessive case in the pronoun charts that have been around since the apple. (Ok..maybe that's a bit of a hyperbole.) The possessive pronouns are not adjectives but possessives. That's why the grammar lessons on possessives exist, to show there is a difference between adjectives and possessive nouns and pronouns. Sorry, but you missed this one on the test.

wordkyle said...

a) Your is listed as a possessive adjective among multiple sources. (A visual lesson for those who hate to read.) Here is a decent explanation of the difference between a possessive pronoun and a possessive adjective.

b) Even those sources that list your as a pronoun (I said I would normally accept it) describe it as functioning as an adjective.

c) Google "possessive adjectives" if you want multiple examples. Your is a charter member of that club.