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12.07.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

Old Pic Of One My Office Parties?

  • Why is Michael BublĂ© on my TV every time I turn it on? (Observation: That man needs to rachet down the Fake Sincerity.)
  • Donald Trump is also everywhere lately -- at least on every show Fox News has. GOP Candidate Jon Huntsman said last night on Hannity that Trump inserting himself into the political dialogue "dumbs down" the process.  Spot on, brother.
  • Do all third graders want to talk all the time? Or just the one residing in my house? 
  • Aledo's Johnathan Gray, who has committed to UT, may be the greatest high school running back in history.  But what he did in last week's game (throat slashing gesture and high stepping) which led to his ejection, leads me to believe he'll be another Longhorn troublemaker. His post game comments complaining about the officials don't help his cause.   Edit: Better link with video.
  • It's Pearl Harbor Day. Actually the 70th Anniversary which you think would have been acknowledged a little bit more.
  • But the Star-Telegram has a story on the 70th Anniversary featuring a soldier who was at Pearl Harbor. He was also interviewed on WBAP today and he echoed what was said in the story: (1) He isn't going to do anything special today because he doesn't want to remember the attack, (2) there's not a single Pearl Harbor survivor that he keeps up with, and (3) he didn't do anything heroic that day -- it was all chaos. Refreshing. 
  • WBAP's Mark Davis proposed an "18 For Everything" legal age.  Drinking.  Military Service. Voting.  Driving. Adult Criminal Responsibility.   I think I agree. 
  • When I find a string of those tiny indoor Christmas lights that aren't working, I've got a "10 minute trouble shooting limit". After that,  I chunk the whole thing and buy a replacement. You can find them for under $4.
  • Then I saw where Mrs. LL had dug them out of the trash the following day. 
  • C.J. Wilson is a tool, and it kills me that he's about to have a big pay day. Yesterday he was on 105.3 The Fan telling a long story about how he called 911 after a bicyclist was seriously injured outside his house a few weeks ago. (Someone knocked on his door and told him to call 911.) He was acting like he had saved the man's life by performing open heart surgery on the spot. 
  • Everyone always says that Baylor became part of the Big 12 "because Ann Richards was governor."  I've never really seen any proof of that and I wouldn't rule out it being  an urban legend that has taken on a life of its own. 
  • Very random thought: If you had to bet, would you think Doris Day is dead or alive?
  • For all of those crazy public official prosecutions in Collin County, they sure have been successful so far. Yesterday, the District Clerk and a couple of her employees received convictions from a jury. A district judge in the county was convicted of bribery about three weeks ago. 



61 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left 3.8 out of 5
Middle 4.0 out of 5
Right 4.1 out of 5

They are all cute.

Anonymous said...

Seems like running for president has become a lucrative job and has attracted people only for that purpose....Palin, Huckabey, Gingerich,Cain, and possibly Paul.

Understand there are few limits on what they can spend donated dollars on after the race. Meanwhile the Grand Ole Party looks more comical daily.

Why aren't serious people running?
Obama is as vunerable as Bush might have been had he been able to run for a third term.

The country's problems are too severe for this sideshow.

Anonymous said...

3rd grader + girl = non stop talking....until she is 16-18 years old and then thinks you're stupid and won't talk to you at all!

Anonymous said...

So you think Johnathan Gray will be a trouble maker like the liberal weenie Alec Baldwin?

Undercover Texas Monthly Reporter Guy said...

It was more about Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock than it was about Ann Richards. NOTHING went through the TX Senate (including higher ed funding) that wasn't endorsed by Bullock. But, the two of them were definitely on the same page in making sure Baylor got in.

Anonymous said...

On the 18 age: agree with the riving age. Actually, I think 18 is too young for military service and voting and drinking. However, the military wants the young ones - they can be intimidated into doing anything. Voting should be based on knowledge - not age (never get that passed, tho). Criminal responsibility is a tough one - its different for everyone.

So I guess I disagree with Davis as usual.

Anonymous said...

Why run for president? The pay is bad. You really can't get anything done if congress chooses to block your programs and appointments. The military, SS and Medicare/aid sop up the budget and seem to be untouchable. And too many folks get all of their "knowledge" from Faux News.

Running is lucrative, getting elected isn't worth it.

Anonymous said...

It is rumor that Doris Day kept a vigil at Rock Hudson's bedside until his death of AIDS after he had been rear ended.

Anonymous said...

Just wait to your step kids turn 18, and let's have that discussion about about drinking, etc.

Anonymous said...

Doris Day is Alive?! Wow, I wouldn't have thought that. I was pleased to see that she is a Republican but sad to see that she may be into Christian Scientology.

Uppercase Matt said...

Hmmm. I'm sure Ann Richards had to be on board, but I've always understood that Baylor lawyer Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock was the one that put Baylor in the Big 12.

Or that least that was the talk around the Morrison Constitution Hall in the early 90's.

wordkyle said...

What is the problem with Trump moderating a debate? Are his questions likely to be worse than those asked by journalists at previous debates? After the fact, if he does indeed ask stupid questions, then he'll be due for criticism. As for criticism of the candidates, it's valid only in the sense that the best people never run for President. The partisan-sounding description "comical" needs explanation. Republican candidates include a governor, two US Representatives, three former governors, a former Speaker of the House, and a former US Senator. This field is at least the equal of the '08 Democrats.

Anonymous said...

I remember 20 years ago when the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor was HUGE!

The only reason no one is making a bigger deal out of Pearl Harbor's 70th anniversary probably has to do with the number 70 not being nearly as interesting as the number 75, IMO....just wait until 2016.

Also, it might have something to do with the fact that more people (average citizens) died on 9/11 than they did at Pearl Harbor.

Anonymous said...

Baylor was brought into the Big 12 because of their success. They had the second best record of any team in the SWC throughout the 80's and 90's.

The TCU's and SMU's of the world want the urban legend to continue so the world believe Baylor got pulled in over them. When in fact TCU and SMU (due to death penalty) was the door step back then and they needed to play the weak sisters for 20 years to gain enough traction to step up again.

Carry on....

Anonymous said...

I would think that the lack of recognition of Pearl Harbor is in direct proportion to the shame of a nation that elected a Commander In Chief that achieved the office on a promise to run from a fight that cost so many American lives and that would rather spend the money intended on protecting us from similar aggression on guaranteeing "equality" so that everyone can be in the "middle class".

"All gave some, some gave all." takes on a new twisted socialistic meaning.

Anonymous said...

Yes, if 18 is the modern age of majority, it should be so for all things. MAD pushed drinking age back up to 21 with their national campaign after it was initially lowered in the 70s. Do we still have alcohol deaths from wrecks involving people under the age of 21, in spite of MAD efforts? Yes. You are either an adult legally at 18 or not, not a partial adult.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Just last week on Good Morning America , Robin Roberts did a phone interview with Doris Day. When it was coming on I shrieked, "I thought Doris Day was dead!"

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle
It's comical BECAUSE the candidates include a governor, two US Representatives, three former governors, a former Speaker of the House, and a former US Senator....and none seem to be good enough to beat Obama. These candidates have created a "circus-like atmosphere" in a very serious election. No wonder our country is screwed...and I'm a republican.

Triple Fake... said...

The subject of the Pearl Harbor S-T article was a sailor, not a soldier

You must have one of them metrosexual TVs or something. Or maybe mine just has a really strong Bubbly filter

I knew Doris Day was still kicking. Not that I care much. Never was a fan. You had to keep a syringe full of insulin on hand to watch most of her movies

Anonymous said...

hey wordman..you wanna know how stupid Trump is..? Did anyone see see his show a few weeks ago where he put a price on the value of all the assets in the USA..he adds up all the "wealth" combined and claimed we have a cash today value of around..$250 Trillion bucks, which is very speculative at best..but here is the stupid part, he claims all debts against all this wealth to be $15 Trillion bucks, how f'n stupid is that..?

Anonymous said...

I knew Doris Day was alive and in her eighties...always loved her!

Anonymous said...

9:33 AM

We won't make it that far.

DF Dec 21 2012 guy

Anonymous said...

10:03 but he's still not as stupid as Rick Perry, remind me how we got Perry?

wordkyle said...

957 - Define "circuslike atmosphere."

1003 - I don't know how stupid that is. What are the actual numbers?

Anonymous said...

Hey, Buddy, you back off on the Michael Buble comments...LOVE him!!!!

And what's wrong with Donald Trump moderating a presidential debate? He is a citizen of our country, and his wealth allows him to do things we normal folks wouldn't have an opportunity to do...I think it's a great idea. And I certainly do not understand why you think it "dumbs down" the process. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a big Donald Trump fan, but I support him moderating a debate.

Anonymous said...

I don't really like any of the Republican Presidential candidates, but think Gingrich would cover Obama up in a debate.

He is one smart guy.

Anonymous said...

10:03, Trump is worth billions and you're net worth is what?

Anonymous said...

1031..debt free..!!!!

Anonymous said...

10:03...uh, one thing Donald Trump is not...is stupid.

Anonymous said...

Barry just wanted to tell you this little story about Decatur's finest. Yesterday a young woman from Ft. Worth was visiting her ailing Grandpa in Decatur to clean his house and buy groceries for him. She went to Walmart and suddenly got sick and threw up in the parking lot next to her car. A Decatur policeman happened to see her and came up and told her that vomiting was considered littering and that she could receive a ticket for it. He then proceeded to question her sobriety and had her take a breathalyzer, which she passed. She posted this on FB and I just had to share. That is just crazy!!!

HarveyLee said...

1. Buble' mentioned Scotch several times during the show. A reason for that.
2. It is impossible to dumb down the current political process, starting in the White House.
3. Are the three Wednesday mornings cloned?
4. It is a numbers game. you appeal every case you get a high number accepted for review.

Didn't you prosecute the Simpson woman?

Triple Fake... said...

@ 9:07 -
How much military experience do you have? If volunteers could be easily intimidated in that manner, they would make horrible troops


@ 9:13 -

"...too many folks get all of their "knowledge" from Faux News."

Eloquent - wish I had thought of that
"None of the folks get some of their knowledge...some of the folks get none of their knowledge...but you can't Faux too many people all of the time!"

Triple Fake Zombie Lincoln Blogger

Anonymous said...

The reason that Pearl Harbor is no longer important is because the Obama generation, aka "Generation Zero", is in charge of politics and the news media.

Anonymous said...

11:16 AM

Thats not crazy, thats just how DPD handles themselves- TRUE proffessionals. To protect and serve???

Anonymous said...

Pearl Harbor and Doris Day have something in common. Pearl Harbor entered the U.S. into the war. Doris Day's first hit record in 1945 was at the end of the war.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUw125JMVFI

Pearl Harbor and Doris Day have both been forgoten. She was/is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

LED is the ONLY way to go , especially on decorative lighting. Been using them 5 yrs for Christmas and haven't had to replace any of them

Remote Controller said...

Pearl Harbor is still very much important, however, most everyone is dead who experienced it. It has become less and less visual and more and more archived and legend status due to the lacks of witnesses. It has nothing to do with political parties or generation issues. It has more to do with lack of eye witness accounts and emotional scars.

Republican hopefuls:
We vote these people in. We do. whoever is running is OUR fault.

"Who is more the fool? The fool or the one that follows the fool?"

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake, Psychologists say the brain does not mature in most till about 25. The military relies on an enlisted force younger than that who will follow orders that put them in extreme danger that more mature individuals would be prone to question. Same thing as with young drivers, they take chances that those over 25 would reject (check insurances rates). I do have active duty military experience. Do you?

Anonymous said...

Bullock and Sibley helped extort Baylor's way into the Big 12 by threatening funding. And it's clear they belong there.

There's nothing wrong with Trum dumbing down the process, if you are also a dummy (looking at you, wordkyle).

If your double fake prosecutors want to know who I am, they can come see me when I watch Corsicana beat Aledo this Friday.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Also, FDR and MacArthur knew the Japanase were on their way to attacking Hawaii. Read Day of Deceit. It will open your mind (as hard as that may be to do).

Rage

Anonymous said...

Jonathan Gray is probably one of the greatest running backs of all time. Agreed.

He can go to tu and be with that jacka** case mccoy, who also disses other people's fans. Wait, mccoy, he can't make a first down now to save his life, so he can't diss. I guess Jonathan will be on his own now.

CW

Anonymous said...

Rage is not Gay. He ( as all gay men ) would have defended Kristin Chenoweth to the death.

Anonymous said...

What do you expect Rage, FDR was a Liberal Democrat. Liberal Democrats are snakes.

Anonymous said...

11:16 Dang Decatur cops. Poor girl who was sick at Walmart. Puked in the parking lot and he gave her a breathalizer test...good gosh! So sorry she had to go thru that!

Triple Fake... said...

@12:18 -
Yes, service in two branches. Did you really think I would pose that question otherwise?

You didn't make your point. A person can be "brainwashed" without the use of intimidation. Don't you think the military consulted psychologists to determine the best method to form young minds at that age?
By your logic, there shouldn't be anyone left in the military over the age of 25, or they're all crazy or feeble minded
All recruits are there because they want to be, therefore it is easier to train them to work as a team and react to certain situations
Your comment about drivers is correct, but it probably has as much to do with inexperience

Anonymous said...

9:03, you ALMOST got it right. At 16 she will scream "I hate you!" every now and then between the silent treatments. Make all the "adult" ages 18. Suits me. Kids will still drink at 15 so what the hell difference could it possibly make?

Anonymous said...

There is something strange going on in my neighborhood. For some strange reason, I leave a case of beer in the bed of my truck overnight and it is stolen by the next morning. And - get this - I'll find $25-$30 behind the gas cap hatch. I have no idea who is stealing my beer nor do I have an idea of who is leaving the money. I wonder if the 2 are connected. I hope no one under the age of 21 is getting their hands on this beer.

Anonymous said...

Totally disagree with your J. Gray comments. He was voted yesterday as the Gatorade National Football Player of the Year (from 1.1 MILLION players nationally). The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence (which is undisputable) but also high standards of academic achievement and "exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field." You must be a Stephenville fan?

Anonymous said...

"Do all third graders want to talk all the time? Or just the one residing in my house?"

You mean it doesn't end after 2nd grade.... aw crap!

Anonymous said...

LMAO at the stupidity of anyone who would think a scam artist military recruiter recruiting kids in a high school is smart. What a clueless ignoramus.

Anonymous said...

MMMMM, me loves me some triplets. Oh, wait, are there faces the same?

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I like that Wordkyle guy!!

Anonymous said...

concerning the call against Aledo's Gray - similar issue happened here, with terrible results: http://espn.go.com/boston/story/_/id/7327275/celebration-penalty-td-costs-cathedral-high-school-team-title

Anonymous said...

wk,
I'm not 9:57 but circus like atmosphere description;
7 or 8 clowns, elephants in a circle with their noses up each other's butts, lots of noise and hoopla about nothing, with an audience of fascinated children who think they just saw something new and wonderful.
See, it's not that hard to get the connection to the GOP debates.

Anonymous said...

2:23 Here's a simple idea straight from a rocket scientist.

STOP PUTTING CASES OF BEER IN THE BACK OF YOUR TRUCK OVERNIGHT IF YOU"RE WORRIED ABOUT WHO GETS IT.

Anonymous said...

2:23
You didn't get it did you.

Anonymous said...

"Do all third graders want to talk all the time? Or just the one residing in my house?"

Try spending 7 hours in a room with 22 of them and try to teach them something. I swear they are all ADD. People say, "but he can sit in front of the t.v. or video game for hours and not get distracted." I think that's what causes them to act like they do.

Thank a teacher that you don't have to spend all day, everyday with the noise.

Consilium ac prudentia said...

Ummm...4:14 I think 2:23 is providing beer to minors purposely and was being snide about it. I could be wrong though.

Anonymous said...

2:23 you rule.

Anonymous said...

The only thing worse than being accosted by a Decatur cop, is dealing with a Rhome cop!

Anonymous said...

Ditto that it was Bob Bullock who got Baylor into the Big 12. No one remembers him because he wielded his considerable power behind the scenes, while Ann was the outspoken female liberal. Ann was a much more convenient target for Baylor detractors. Although she went to Baylor she was really more of a (Lady) Longhorns fan.

But to say Baylor's "success" got them in the Big 12? Tell me another one! LOL!