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12.05.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • I think I'm going to the Alamo Bowl (Baylor v. Washington.). I've never seen a game in that place.
  • Jason Garrett is catching heat for calling time out before the potential game winning kick. But if you look at the replay, kicker Dan Bailey clearly knew time had been called but casually kicked it anyway. That's a little different than "making it the first time." Edit: For those who are aware of the "DeMarco Murray can't run unless he has his fullback in there," this will make you laugh.
  • We finally put up (more) of the Christmas tree last night. It's artificial with built in lights, and I swear it's like re-inventing the wheel every time we put it up. I tried to diagnosis it but Mrs. LL told me, "Get away. You're messing up my scene." 
  • Saul Garza of Fox 4 reported live from Decatur this morning due to our first blizzard of the year.
  • A hot 23 year old took a private plane over the metroplex only to walk into the propeller once the plane landed. She survived but, as expected, as some pretty bad injuries. (Story with picture.)
  • I've preached for years that changing demographics could cripple the Republican Party. Yesterday John McCain told CNN that Arizona is potentially up for grabs in the next presidential election due to the rise in the Hispanic population. (Thanks, Keith.)
  • That Twilight movie is up to $247 million. How much do those lead actors get paid?
  • I think I've mispronounced "poinsettia" all my life. 
  • I had It's A Wonderful Life on at the house on Saturday night, but it was met with a resounding "meh" by everyone else.  Upon reflection, that movie is too long. (And what's up with that guy that just pushes Mr. Potter around everywhere?)
  • Watch a few people go really nuts in the crowd when Tiger Woods won a tournament over the weekend. How can you possibly get that excited? 
  • There's a tremendous chance that Baylor's Robert Griffin will win the Heisman Trophy, and I can't believe I'm typing this  I remember talking to my nephew about him before he had ever played a down (he graduated from high school early and ran track at Baylor finishing third in the nation the 400 meter hurdles.) I always thought he'd be a fantastic runner and an average passer.
  • A former Miss USA got a DWI over the weekend. I'm coming for you, baby!
  • There sure are whole lot of "Oh, yeah, what about [insert opposite political party]" in the comments. I think that's a lazy argument. 
  • The postal service is eliminating next day delivery for first class mail. I think that means that the Wednesday Messenger (which, until recently, used to be labeled "Thursday") will now be mailed on Tuesday and delivered on Thursday.


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

In 20 years you will need to have a Spanish surname in order to run for president and win. The average IQ of the U.S. population is dropping. China is replacing us as the No. 1 superpower. Since man has lived on the earth they have been migrating. The Aztec speak Spanish and so will your great-grandchildren. Your Anglo-Saxon genes are obsolete and fading. Democrats understand this and their politics reflect it.

Anonymous said...

Whats the story on the Bondsman honor system?

Anonymous said...

It's interesting that the news story about the young lady walking into an airplane propeller does not mentions whether the prop. was in motion. Several of the commentators assume it was, but the news report left out that important fact.

KatyDid said...

Wow!

The propeller thing...

Sure, she got her hand amputated, but... How many people survive walking into a moving plane propeller?

I've seen Raiders of the Lost Ark. Those things will mess you up...

Anonymous said...

So are you (and McCain) saying that Hispanics are all a bunch of freeloaders who will vote Democrat because Democrats will give them things they didn't earn.

If I were a proud Hispanic, then I would take offense at that statement.

Anonymous said...

I worry about your household. Oh my.

Anonymous said...

How do you say "I am a wetback" in Messkin? I sure would hate to offend by butchering their proper language. Oh wait, they don't have a proper language- it's all slang!!! Go find an identity in your own damned country, not OURS...

Triple Fake... said...

@ 8:58 -
about 100% of the time, if you walk into an airplane propeller that ISN'T moving, the worst you might get is a nasty bruise. And you won't get mentioned in the news unless your name is already known. Amputated hand = moving prop = news story.
I feel bad for her, and you can get drawn in if you stand next to it, but you have to be terribly distracted/unaware to even get close to it.

There are at least two accepted pronunciations of poinsettia. If you say it like you think it should be, how far off can you get?

The Cowboys game was lost by poor coaching and lousy game management. The decision to call timeout before the kick, and abandoning the running game after halftime. Felix Jones was gaining twice the yardage per run that Murray had, but only got half as many carries

wordkyle said...

If the government goes bankrupt, and is unable to provide the level of service that Democrats have traditionally promised it would, mightn't Hispanics, as well as everyone else, start supporting government policies that allow them the best opportunity to take care of themselves? That change in attitude would not only cripple, but annihilate the Democrat party.

Anonymous said...

BG... you might be right on Griffin...he's got a real chance

check this out...

http://www.stiffarmtrophy.com/2011/12/05/heisman-projection-first-numbers-34-ballots/

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, interesting point. What would be an example of "government policies that allow them the best opportunity to take care of themselves".

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Are you saying that by the time I get my news from the Messenger it's going to be twice as old as it used to be?

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one wondering how the hell you walk into an airplane prop?

Anonymous said...

You just called 90% of wordkyle's posts lazy.

I'm right there with you , man.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I hope she was right handed the plane got the left one. About the messican thing, people they are taking over around here with one kid after onother they breed like rabbits for that goverment hand out.

Anonymous said...

If the Government goes bankrupt, and the Republicans can no longer enrich their pals with huge defense, construction and energy contracts, who will be left to manipulate the stock markets to their own advantage at the expense of the rest of us?

Jack Daniels said...

Hey 9:39---- Soy un mojadito

De nada.

Anonymous said...

I had a second cousin that was a navigator on a bomber over Germany during WWII. After he had survived 20 missions, he got leave to come home. My great aunt and uncle, who hadn't seen him in over a year, were waiting at the gate by the tarmac when the plane landed. When he stepped off of the plane and saw them, he ran toward them into a moving prop and was killed instantly.

Anonymous said...

Jack Daniels, chips come with that
Soy un Mojadito? Or is that Starbucks?

Anonymous said...

Wait, are you trying to say WordBile's posts are boring pre-programmed FOX News biased talking points?

I'll believe that when it snows in Decatur on the 5th of December.

Ricardo Perry said...

"Annihilate" the Democratic Party; that's a bit harsh. Remember, Mexico, Cuba, Soviet Union, China, WWII Era Germany, Egyot, Iraq, and others were ruled by a one party system. Also, Mexico itself was run by a laissez-faire style of government much like the tea sippers want and others here would like. It hasn't worked there and won't here.

Jack Daniels said...

FICHAS NO INCLUIDOS

De nada

Anonymous said...

The Messenger has news?

Anonymous said...

The Alamadome is the worst, coldest, dimmest, sound butchering, non-football atmosphere you'll have been to in quite a while. Don't get your expectations up.

Anonymous said...

The propeller scene from Catch-22 is still firmly implanted in my cerebral cortex. Shudder.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

You promised us pictures of the hot 23 year old hit by the plane. All I saw were pictures of a sorta good looking 30 year old, not yet hit by a plane. What fun is that?

The guys watching Tiger Woods win have been waiting for this chance to Sports Hug for a lonnng time, baby.

"Elder repeatedly referred to the charge as 'allegations,' but also said 'this shouldn’t be something that defines who she is,' adding it was 'poor judgment' on her part." Anyone else smell an early plea for Miss Ameridrunk?

--EmmGee

Anonymous said...

You are ignorant to the fact that white people run the planet and presidents are just figure head puppets replaced every four to eight years.

Anonymous said...

Obviously it was in motion, unlike the part of her brain that should have told her not to walk into a moving propeller! LOL