12.09.2011

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • One of both of the structures formally known as Jeterville on the Wise County/Tarrant County line was totally engulfed by flames this morning. Reports are that there were enough firetrucks to put out The Towering Inferno.
  • You just thought it was fog out there this morning.
  • "It's that horrifying moment . . . ."
  • Standing across the street and looking at your Christmas lights may be the best moment of putting up Christmas lights. 
  • Whether is be in my personal or business life, I've bet I've uttered the phrase, "Would you please bring me [something]" less than ten times. My legs aren't broken. 
  • An 18 year old kid in McKinney who molested "several young boys" and suffers from a degenerative brain disease according to the prosecutor is sentenced to a real 35 years in prison. This is the most civilized way to deal with him? From drugs to mental disorders, our lazy knee jerk reaction to just lock people up will be horrifying to future generations.
  • I'm skeptical of people who always post on Facebook or Twitter about how great their life is or how wonderful their friends are.  
  • Texas has approved a licence plate with three crosses on a hill with the phrase "One State Under God" on it.  And that doesn't endorse Christianity?
  • Online harassment/impersonation leads to a criminal prosecution in Collin County. We are just now seeing prosecutions under Section 33.07 of the Texas Penal Code which went into effect in 2009.
  • ESPN's Erin Andrews files a $10 million lawsuit in connection with the hotel peephole incident from a couple of years ago. Sheesh. It's the best thing that ever happened to her. She's become a full fledged celebrity ever since.
  • I'm insane now. "Charlie Manson 'Everyday I'm Shufflin'" video. The Internet was made for things like that.
  • That Rick Perry anti-gay ad might get him some votes in Iowa but it would absolutely kill him in the general election. Who advises that guy? And he needs some serious advising. 
  • It's the full length movie, but Pulp Fiction has been recut and put in chronological order on youtube. (Credti: BagofNothing.com for the find.)
  • The Family Pup has decided she wants to jump on me and act like she is on crack in the middle of the night. Her days are so filled with eating and sleeping, how can she possibly not be tired all night?
  • Hope Dallas Maverick fans liked that Championship Trophy. After yesterday's free agency news, it'll be a long, long time before they see another one. They've decided to waste this year (and one of Dirk's few productive ones left) to hit it big in free agency next year. I have no confidence in Mark Cuban being able to rebuild that team from scratch. 
  • Sports birthday that should be a "What Ever Happened To?" segment: Todd Van Poppel.
  • The Update is late today. Somebody oversleep at the Messenger? Edit: It's up now, but since when did it turn into The High School Basketball Update?

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jeters RIP

Anonymous said...

Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is marking Hanukkah as a story of "faith over doubt."

Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden convened a Hanukkah celebration at the White House Thursday in an early celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights..."

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Anonymous said...

It's too bad we don't still hang horse thieves. Jaci Rae Jackson should be put away for the rest of her life.

Anonymous said...

Hey LL: maybe you should switch from DUIs to the " And another " type defenses. Seems to be a real growth area.

Anonymous said...

Jeters - The Wise County White House

Anonymous said...

Barry, this is the worst Random Thought girls pic you have ever posted!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The money that you saved on a personal aide fetching things for you could have been well spent on a spell checker and proof reader.

Triple Fake... said...

The license (licence?) plate deal is not an endorsement of religion, unless the plates are on gubmint vehicles. Why do so many folks confuse acknowledgement with endorsement?
The design is for an optional plate, not the standard issue. Adherents to other religions can squawk, but those plates don't act as a Get Out of Jail Free card (unless you were actually on that hill - then you're golden! Not Mt. Sinai false idol-type golden, just...good to go)

Anonymous said...

8:55 sounds like the blog SS!

Anonymous said...

That horrifying moment pic is funny..the fatty's arm really does make the woman look naked...had to look at it a minute before I understood she was not naked at all.

Anonymous said...

18 year old mentally ill man and they put him in jail? I have said for years we need the insane asylums back...not more jails!

The Devil said...

"Whether is be in my personal or business life, I've bet I've uttered the phrase, "Would you please bring me [something]" less than ten times. My legs aren't broken."

Your narcissism knows no bounds!

The Devil said...

"I'm skeptical of people who always post on Facebook or Twitter about how great their life is or how wonderful their friends are."

Yet you do the same on here daily, just not in such a direct manner.

Anonymous said...

I have said it before. One license plate, other than handicapped, for all. No vanity plates. Problem solved.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Be glad the family pup does not weigh 75 lbs. When my dog wakes up and jumps on my bed, I have to slide out of bed toot-sweet!

The Devil said...

"ESPN's Erin Andrews files a $10 million lawsuit in connection with the hotel peephole incident from a couple of years ago. Sheesh. It's the best thing that ever happened to her. She's become a full fledged celebrity ever since."

Sheesh, put yourself in her shoes. Maybe she would have rather had her sense of modesty than the fame that came from this incident. Maybe she doesn't like the fact that a hotel allowed a stalker to know that she was in the hotel and allow him to book a room next to her. Maybe the fact that she has to look over her shoulder for the remainder of her life doesn't sit well with her.

I would imagine this was about as close to getting physically raped as can be for her and probably produced similar mental distress.

Denney Crane said...

"From drugs to mental disorders, our lazy knee jerk reaction to just lock people up will be horrifying to future generations."

Would you rather execute them or just allow them continue to terrorize others? There is no change without consequences to one's actions...

"...the strength of sin is the law." 1 Cor. 15:56

Anonymous said...

A "degenerative brain disease" could be something that doesn't currently affect his mental ability at all. You got a real habit of jumping to conclusions that fit your philosophy without all the facts.

Anonymous said...

The thing I don't get about the Erin Andrews video is that she irons her clothes completely in the nude. I'd be nervous about doing that!

Anonymous said...

The dog wants you to quit snoring.

Mrs. LL said...

10:42,

Exactly!!

He's assuming the dog is waking up because she is bored.

"Her days are so filled with eating and sleeping, how can she possibly not be tired all night?"

When really, her nights are filled with being woken up by him snoring, talking, singing or laughing in his sleep.

Anonymous said...

Not holding my breath for the crescent and the star plate with "One State Under Allah" on it

Anonymous said...

10:14

I think the point was...the dude's brain is deteriorating and we are sending him to PRISON, which is so well known as the Mayo Clinic of brain deterioration treatment and a sure fire fix to that little problem, for 35 years, where we the tax payers, will be supporting him while he dies a slow death from this brain deterioration.

The point was not if the brain deterioration worked as a "do over" for committing the crime, or a "get out of jail free" card.

Double Fake Charlie Manson

Anonymous said...

12:00pm
Mrs. LL???

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you about the annoying Facebook posts. I think the word "blessed" is one of the most overly used misnomers on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Let's kill brain defective child molesters. Problem solved.