10.12.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • New Jersey governor Chris Christie endorsed Mitt Romney yesterday. Someone needs to tell Christie that rumors of his influence are greatly exaggerated. New Jersey endorsing Massachusetts doesn't mean that much to the rest of the country. 
  • And what's up with this Republican divide? The Rush Limbaugh hardliners and the Tea Party don't think Romney is conservative enough but they can't find a candidate to compete with him. They fear the situation is going to become John McCain 2.0.
  • Note to Family Pup in the middle of the night: It's lightening. It's thunder. You've seen it before. It is not going to come through the door and attack you.
  • Two weeks ago, everyone thought the Rangers had the strongest pitching staff in the American League. Now you fear a train wreck no matter who they roll out there.
  • The guy that got "hit" by Josh Hamilton's bat last night (photo 26) acted like someone had just blown off the back of his head with a shotgun. Man up. Edit: Video. Edit #2: Funny!
  • Motorcycle death of Trophy Club elementary school teacher yesterday. 
  • The object of my youthful crush, Deborah Foreman, is 49 today.
  • I don't think I've ever had a flu shot. 
  • One time Sarah Palin replacement Michelle Bachmann is crazy. Not only did she say she had spent "most of her life in the private sector" at the debate last night (huge lie), she also said of Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan: "[W]hen you take the 9-9-9 plan and turn it upside down, I think the devil's in the details." Really? 
  • Everyone is counting Rick Perry out but it's still early. If he'll just plug along, he still has a chance. Front runners in October aren't normally front runners in March. It sounds crazy now but politics are crazy.
  • My skeptical meter went off yesterday when I heard the news that Iran was behind a plan to assassinate the Saudi ambassador on U.S. soil by recruiting a Mexican drug cartel.  I smell the Politics of Fear. 
  • My Softball Team lost 10-6 to basically a team of Select players last night. That score is very, very deceiving. Their starting pitcher, who they pulled after they quickly went up 10-1, struck out 7 of our first 9 batters. 
  • And she had this weird slap-her-thigh on the wind up and slap-her-thigh on the release. It was hypnotic. 



40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now THAT'S an RT girl!

Anonymous said...

Well this mornings RT Girl could not be BG's Daughter. YUM....

Anonymous said...

Does that say please return to the upright position when not in use on her arm?

wordkyle said...

Two of your more reasoned political observations in recent memory. 1) Fear of McCain 2.0 (that Republicans will find the only way possible not to defeat Obama;) and 2) Politics are ("is?") crazy.

Anonymous said...

Way to tell it, wordkyle!

Anonymous said...

Messkin terrorists...? Wow, I guess we're gearin' up the war machine. We could possibly be the first country in the history of ever, to have a war going on every continent!!! We ROCK!!!

Anonymous said...

The fundamentalist are stuck: do they want to be idealogically "pure" or do they want to win.

Romney is the most electable of the current bunch

Meanwhile the real problem is Congress. 11% approval rating yet each district continues to re-elect its village idiot.

We need centrist, pragmatic,problem solving congressmen, not idealogues.

Anonymous said...

Go Rangers! BG--it's a SERIES, not one game! Let. It. Go.

Anonymous said...

Let's see the details of other candidates' plans. At least one candidate HAS some details.

Anonymous said...

I got a flu shot in late October 2007 (only time I ever got the shot).......and I had the worst debilitating flu I've ever had in my life on New Year's Eve 2007, which carried over well past New Year's Day 2008.

And it's rare for me to even get the flu in the first place. I'll never get a flu shot again!

Anonymous said...

I have to believe your fascination with the Valley Girl babe. When I didn't see a pic of her in Wiki, I googled her. The pic of her on the beach with a bikini top led me back to a 2008 entry on your site.

http://www.liberallylean.com/2008_07_20_archive.html

Anonymous said...

Should Mr. Obama chunk his Nobel Peace Prize at those pesky Iranians?

Anonymous said...

9:51...You are an idiot. The flu vaccine is a "dead" virus and you were infected with a different strain than your vaccine. It happens. Your logic is like saying you got food poisoning so you are never going to eat again.

Arthur said...

WK, "Is" is the proper verb form when trailing the word "politics."

Senator McCain had the misfortune of two things: being on the wrong side of a historical moment (notice I didn't say incorrect) and being on the wrong side of geography. The great Senator Barry Goldwater once half-jokingly said nobody from Arizona has a chance in hell to be president.

I'm with you on Deborah Foreman.

Anonymous said...

"knot-head" was funny. From, that stung, to fighting the lady behind him for the bat, to gently setting the beer down, being careful not to spill any, to roll cameras, I think I'm gonna die if I don't get free tickets to the Series.... Funny stuff.

Anonymous said...

Excellent job on the RTG! Sscchwiinngg!

Anonymous said...

I always follow non medical people's advice concerning my health. they are so knowledgeable.

Anonymous said...

Your RT girl has ugly, fake boobs!

Anonymous said...

Arthur, it all depends on what your definition of the word "is" is.

DF William J. Clinton

Anonymous said...

Nice to see some rational comments on here for once. I guess the haters and hecklers arn't up yet.

Anonymous said...

Man. The Guy seems to have put a lot of demons behind him, substance abuse and others. But it just seems ol Josh Hamilton is snake bit. Every time you see or here some strange stuff from the Rangers its always Josh Hamilton. Flying bat hit guy, tossing ball kill guy, special non alcoholic champagne for celebrations. I am sure there are many other.

I think Josh needs to carpool, and follow around one of the non accident prone players to see how they manage to stay out of every thing but the box score.

And see if he cant get the black alley cat under his house to leave.

Hard to feel sorry for a guy with that much money for hitting a baseball. But dang he makes me feel sorry for him.

Anonymous said...

As well, I smell a scheme of our government writing a "Hollywood script". Can't believe anything anymore.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like the official dog of the LL family has a storm phobia. My eleven yo golden does and is a better weather forecaster than Troy Dungan.

Best remedy I have found is a treat called COMPOSURE we get from the vet. It is basically doggie marijuana and mellows the pup out during the event.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

About the Hamilton bat incident, I told my wife the same thing last night after I saw the replay. the bat actually flew behind him and the handle fell on the back of his head. He was pulling that bat pretty hard trying to get it back. Maybe he is on a South American soccer team.

Anonymous said...

I hear they are putting a statue up at the Stadium for the guy who was hit in the head with the bat.

Anonymous said...

No mention of the
Democratic controlled
Senate voting down
King O's jobs bill?

Anonymous said...

10:01..are you that idiot nurse from alvoid..?

Anonymous said...

It's Dave, man, I've got the COMPOSURE.

Triple Fake... said...

nice!

Anonymous said...

Yo, 11.28

Democrats control the Senate only when a vote is allowed. Until then 51 Dems and 9 Repubs are needed to overide the filibuster (or should I say the threat of one)

Nothing will change until Senate rules are changed. Should Repubs control it after 2012, the roles will just be reversed.....the Dems will be able to filibuster anything they don't like. Stalemate

Anonymous said...

Note to Family Ass Clown:

It's lightning, not lightening

Family Pup

Triple Fake... said...

The thigh-slapping on every pitch is annoying. What purpose does that serve?

Ricardo Perry said...

I think daddy will ride the Old 97 all the way...

Anonymous said...

Further proof this is the life of many aka losers who refuse to get their lives together.

Via FB from someone who is pregnant, worthless, jobless, and lazy.

"Medicaid is taking forever though so I havent even seen an obgyn yet. Ive had to go to the ER to make sure everything is ok."

Anonymous said...

This just in. Wise County Commissioners hold emergency session to ban Composure. "We ain't havin no stoned canines in OUR county. Think of the children!"

Now if you'll pardon me, I have a stash to bury.

DF Scooby Doo

Anonymous said...

The thigh-slapping on every pitch is annoying. What purpose does that serve?

Timing, which is critical when you release a ball next to your leg at those speeds.

Rage

Triple Fake... said...

I can understand needing to get your timing down on the release, but the wind-up?
Not all pitchers do it, how critical can it be, especially since the slapping is done with the glove hand

You can come back with velocity stats and testimonials from famous former pitchers, but it won't change the fact that it's annoying

Anonymous said...

Why would I come back with stats? I coach a 10U team. Hell, I'm just repeating what others said and hope to get out of the season without choking some parents.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Says rage. aka mzchief. boring.

Anonymous said...

I just seen the RMT girl and boi that is the best body on a lady so far this year this one is a 5 out of 5 on y'alls bacon scale. or a soild 10 in my book. Thanks