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11.15.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Let me recount a dream from last night: I see at least a 15 foot alligator in the river by Bridgeport Country Club, our assistant County Attorney jumps into get it because "it doesn't have tusks", he pulls it out and a bunch of us pose for a picture with it, the alligator then clamps down on the nose of my little Yorkie, and after I save it Mrs. LL shows up on the golf course to go through a Catholic christening of some baby she is holding. See what I'm dealing with here?
  • Bob Costas interviewed scandal ridden Jerry Sandusky last night over the phone. Immediately afterwards I saw this tweet from a reporter: "Aspiring journalists, take note. Bob Costas knows how to ask a friggin' question. Simple and direct. 'Are you a pedophile?'"
  • Sandusky sounded like a hydrocodoned up Michael Jackson talking about his love of kids.
  • Then news also broke last night that Sandusky's new lawyer impregnated a teenage client when he was in his late 40s. And then married her. 
  • Negotiations between the NBA players and the Owners absolutely blew up yesterday and now most people feel the season is in jeopardy.  I think the Owners have seriously miscalculated the resolve of the players. And the Owners only have themselves to blame for the financial mess they are allegedly in. 
  • I'm not familiar with Bridgeport Manufacturing and I'm not quite sure why the California Energy Commission is providing them $320,000.
  • One of the gals in our office got a tattoo over the weekend. We're running wild around here!
  • A Maria Menounos "Hey, Now"
  • American Eagle was fined $900,000 yesterday for violating the relatively new "Passengers' Bill Of Rights". Every time I see a huge fine levied against a corporation I simply expect them to raise its prices to cover the cost of it.
  • Running for President looks like it would be a beating.
  • I think the Herman Cain "Rick Perry Moment" from yesterday is no big deal. 
  • I've mentioned this before, but it seems a part of Wise County history that is largely forgotten: 18 people were killed when two planes collided over Bridgeport in March, 1958.
  • Larry the Cable Guy was on Fox and Friends again this morning. How was he not limited to his 15 minutes of fame?  
  • Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gave her first interview yesterday and has made tremendous progress after her shooting almost a year ago. I suppose everyone is scared to question how long she will continue to draw her Congressional salary even though unable to serve. (Which is $174,000 a year plus benefits.)
  • New York Jets coach drops F Bomb on taunting fan. 
  • Machine Gun Kelley's grave in Cottondale. (Which was prompted by a reference in the Update which also reminded me of his "appearance" in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? and reminded me that I forgot to watch Ken Burn's new documentary on Prohibition. See how my mind works?) Edit: Dang, it. It was Babyface Nelson in Oh, Brother -- which was part of the joke since he hated being called "Babyface." I'm losing it.

 

30 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4 out of 5
very curvy

Anonymous said...

When you mentioned it the first time, I asked my dad about it, who has always lived in Decatur after he was married, and he has no memory of it! And he's a pilot, whose ears usually perk up when there's news about planes, etc. Strange, because it was a pretty bid deal, involving two planes--one being the type that was in the movie "The Flight of the Phoenix" (a Fairchild C-119 "Boxcar"), and a REALLY BIG Douglas C-124 Globemaster!

Upstairs said...

Unless you have female employees under the age of 16, you don't have any "gals in the office".

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport Truck makes garbage trucks

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Bob Costas works for NBC asking questions like that. Doesn't he realize they are the politically correct network and any direct question to anyone other than a Republican or Tea Party memberl is completely off limits?

Anonymous said...

Please warn us before Brock gets his Tramp Stamp tattoo. We need some serious alcohol to prepare ourselves.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Mark my words, the Penn State scandal has been blown way out of proportion. #1 proof, Mr. "witness" happened to lie to the grand jury.

Arthur said...

Don't eat peyote before bedtime. How many times do I have to remind you?

Aspiring journalists? Heck, the great Bob Sturm could take a few lessons from Bob Costas about asking succinct questions.

"And remember: Jesus saves, but George Nelson withdraws!"

Triple Fake... said...

Wasn't the Oh, Brother gangster George! (Baby Face) Nelson, who carried a Thompson machinegun? I don't remember any Machinegun Kelly character. I do recall my grandfather telling a story about him (Kelly - not Pop) kidnapping somebody in Wise Co back in the '30s

I heard some of that interview this morning. Yeah, drugged-up perv who doesn't fully realize what all the big fuss is about. He showered with and hugged on some boys...so what?!

It may not be illegal, but it certainly seems unethical for a lawyer to have sex with a barely legal client. That must be a very interesting Rolodex Sandusky has

re: weird dreams -
No more sushi before bedtime for you, Bob!

Triple Fake Emily Hartley

Anonymous said...

Costas questions to Sandusky were easy and predictable. Nothing special about those....

Those "hard hitting" yes and no questions don't give any insight

Gary the Graboid said...

BG,

You haven't been accepting 'inventory' from your clients as a retainer, have you?

Anonymous said...

If we hear the sad news that you put on your dress blues and did the deed then we'll know you finally had the dream where the family cat tells you, in the voice of Nancy Grace, that Brittany Spears is really a man.

Anonymous said...

The prohibition documentary should be watched by everyone who thinks the " war on drugs" is winnable ...

The Devil said...

"I suppose everyone is scared to question how long she will continue to draw her Congressional salary even though unable to serve. (Which is $174,000 a year plus benefits.)"

I think she earned her pay. I am not scared to ask the question, just think the question is stupid.

Anonymous said...

Maria Menounos link doesn't work. Today's girl is scrumptious.

Anonymous said...

i dreamt' michelle obamma came up and started hugging me, and then i started hugging her back and then she started really makin me like it, if'n you get my meanin..then i woke up..is that some scary shittt..or what..?

Anonymous said...

I heard that Alan Williamson got a Dolphin on his ankle

Anonymous said...

Speaking of criminals, "The day the Supreme Court gathered behind closed doors to consider the politically divisive question of whether it would hear a challenge to President Obama’s healthcare law, two of its justices, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, were feted at a dinner sponsored by the law firm that will argue the case before the high court." LA Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-scalia-thomas-20111114,0,7978224.story

Anonymous said...

12:16 --

It's not the same thing. Kagan expressed an opinion through her emails that clearly illustrates her preference for national healthcare. Having dinner with those who would like to influence an opinion is still just having dinner. I am quite fond of free dinners myself.

Anonymous said...

10:00AM
It's not always the answer that matters.
When Costas asked if Sandusky is attracted to young boys, Sandusky didn't answer immediately-he repeated the question instead. That stall tactic, followed by a rambling answer, before he got to "no," is the "tell" every parent of a lying teenager has come to recognize.

Anonymous said...

Serious thought has been provoked on that dream of yours.

I'm a thinker by the way

The only conclusion I can come up with is......

Wait for it.....

You secretly want to be a swamp people with a new baby on the way.

Anonymous said...

good thing Ms. Giffords has that fantastic congressionsal healthcare paying for all her injuries, too. I made that statement last night watching the dvr'd episode 20/20 of her. I am not saying she deserved geting hurt, because she DID NOT; she is just lucky to have the type of healthcare not any of us will ever see in our lifetime. I pay good money out of my paycheck every two weeks for mine, and I would not have ever gotten approval for all the hospitalizations, surgeries, therapy, airplane transports, etc, that she has received and will still get. Congress still gets it for life after they are done, right?

Anonymous said...

I had a dream that everyone who claimed to be a Christian actually acted like it. And then I got on your blog, and there was nobody calling anyone a nigger, and nobody minded that everyone in America had health care.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I don't mide if niggers have health care as long as they have a job and pay for it and I don't have to for them. take that azz clown Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage,

I don't mind if you have health care. If you want it, go get it. Just don't make me pay for it and then you get better care than I do. This is the "Land of the Free". Free to succeed or fail at the level to which you choose to contribute.

Anonymous said...

Pray tell, how do Christians act? With good intentions, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

I had a dream that Rage was a nigger with a job. I know, crazy, huh?

The Devil said...

I had a dream that liberals would wake up and smell the coffee! And then I got on your blog, and there was nobody calling anyone white trash, uneducated racists, and they didn't even mind the idea that people could work for a living, get an education, and pay for their own healthcare. They even realized that there were numerous programs already available to them for assistance with healthcare, education, etc. They went one step further to realize that churches, and charities help out with these things as well.....the only kicker is that you have to be willing to put out some form of effort to take advantage of it, and maybe, just maybe someday pay it forward!

The Donald said...

John Huckston, aka 'Arkansaw' Johnson, an fairly nasty outlaw from an earlier era (rode with the Sam Bass gang until they kicked him out for excessive brutality), lies on private property a few miles west of Cottondale, off Indian Springs Road, south of Salt Creek - run to ground by Texas Rangers 12 June 1878.

Anonymous said...

Tony moved Bridgeport trucks to Bridgeport to excape the unions in California.He moved to Mineral Wells now to excape the taxes here.The now defunct Superior Fiberglass people have now moved to Jack county for the same reason.They both could have moved the new industrial park here but it's all about excessive taxes.