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1.05.2012

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • More visual proof that Mark Cuban is far closer to classless than the common man. Yep, I can't stand that guy. 
  • Saw this on Twitter last night: "Sobering reality: Khlo√© Kardashian Odom has 1.39 million more followers than the New York Times."
  • Best moment of the Orange Bowl last night was seeing an Orange Mascot getting tackled in the end zone.
  • I really don't want to question how someone grieves, but what Iowa Causcus Golden Boy Rick Santorum and his wife did upon her having a stillborn child isn't exactly, uh, "normal."
  • I didn't know former Southlake/UNT coach Todd Dodge had spent the year as quarterbacks coach at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • The front of my thighs still hurt. Weird. 
  • Kyra Sedgwick "Hey, Now"?
  • Forgot to mention that Amberly and Debbye on the third floor of the Wise County Courthouse won our fantasy football league. (We all laughed at them when they drafted Cam Newton at the beginning of the year.)
  • I'm interested in the identities of the two bodies found in the submerged Porsche yesterday which ended up in a canal near Las Colinas. (By the way, I've never understood the thrill of driving fast.) Edit: Driver identified as 41 years old Ronald Cary Eddins. There's a Dallas asbestos lawyer named Ron Eddins who seems like a high-roller but I have no idea if that's the same guy. 
  • Mrs. LL declared she was cooking a Cajun meal tonight. (All I thought of was Newman on Seinfeld saying, "Jambalaya!" in the Soup Nazi episode.)
  • Former Cowboy Sam Hurd was indicted by the feds yesterday for trying to be a drug kingpin. He never would have been, but he told the wrong people that he wanted to be. That'll get you locked up in this country. 
  • More good news for the President: Unemployment claims dropped again for the last week of December (that's four drops in five weeks.) 
  • It's fun to listen to Limbaugh and Hannity try to sabotage Mitt Romney as being too "moderate" while realizing they'll have to end up supporting him. (And John McCain endorsing Romney yesterday just killed them.)
  • Update of the shooting of the 8th grader: Two officers. Three shots. One to the back of the boy's head.. . . 


40 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know that people these days have their dead babies photographed, but this guy used his little baby as a political statement regarding abortion...horrible circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Kyra Sedgwick has a great body for 47. Did not know she has been married to Keven Bacon since 1988.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, bad Mark Cuban. How dare you have a few drinks and cut loose a little on New Years. Really Barry? Do you have that big a stick up your butt?

Triple Fake... said...

not sure where that pic of Kyra Sedgwick was taken, but...man, that water looks cold!

Anonymous said...

do not for one minute think that t. bishop wouldnt shoot you in the back of the freakn head if he were in the same situation.
these stupid 'law dogs' are scary.

Anonymous said...

i dont know a single 40-50 year old who would 'shoot the finger' at someone.
but really, i dont hang around with trash.

Remote Controller said...

What Santorum did was not unusual. Coming from a Catholic background, it was not rare to see families do what this family did with their stillborn. I am not judging it, but it is "normal", in the way that these families will name, picture, write letters and even baptize these children.

Remember, once conceived, Catholics believe it is a child and whether the child dies in the womb or later in life, the grief process is still considered a loss in the family.

Anonymous said...

Krya has a great body....too bad about her face.

Anonymous said...

Kyra Sedgwick = ugly!

False Teeth? Any teeth?

Anonymous said...

Santorum is a whack job. Period.

Twitter isn't exactly NYT worthy.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Kyra Sedgwick "Hey, No"?

Anonymous said...

Okay, Barry. You're a police officer in a school. There's a kid holding what obviously looks like a real gun (thanks to the photo in the paper). A bullet going out the barrel does not behave differently due to the age of the shooter. The kid refuses to put the gun down. EVERYBODY is relying on YOU, and ONLY YOU, to "handle" the situation (which is posssibly life-threatening). If some bullets succeed in leaving the barrel of the kid's apparent gun, you will have to do some REAL explaining since the bullets will be VERY dangerous to COMPLETELY INNOCENT PEOPLE. You have about two (or less) seconds to make the right decision, with no hindsight possible (because it's the "right here and now").

What ELSE would you (or anyone else in that position of responsibility) do--knowing that it is SOLELY the gun-toting kid's fault that this situation exists?

Anonymous said...

With regard to the newspaper about the 8th grader shot: "family: teenager was a good student". Hello! He was a 15 year old 8th grader. Guess when you are in 8th grade for the 3rd time, you get it right!
I know it's their kid, but wouldn't you love to know the REAL story about the student, his grades, social activity, etc. What kind of student he really was?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the kid had many opportunities to drop the gun. The gun looks real enough. As far as the excessive force BS; if you are justified to shoot, you shoot to kill. This ain't Hollywood. Who knows, the kid could have turned and been on the way down with the first shot, and a shot that was intended for the chest landed in the head.

Overall, it is sad. The family lost a child, his friends will miss him, and the cops will have to live with killing (justified) a child with a pellet gun. I would bet the cops quit law enforcement within the next 2 years.

Jack Daniels said...

Barrister, your ideas on things are really scary.

Anonymous said...

All three Girls look like Wise County Porkers,

Anonymous said...

I promise you that at least three teachers in that school, probably more, are shaking their heads and saying, "I told _______, I TOLD him/her, that if we didn't do SOMETHING, that kid was going to end up dead or killing someone else."
But the hands of the schools are tied...
Gee, I wonder how their STAAR scores will be when they take that test in a few weeks?

Anonymous said...

Ronald Cary Eddins - Same middle initial, born in 1970 which would make him 41.

I'm betting they are one in the same.

Anonymous said...

I thought the job description is to serve and protect, not shoot and kill at will.

Oh well, if you fail at everything else in life...

Anonymous said...

You hit it, 9:47. Green makes this sound like they walked up to this kid while he was laying on the ground and drilled him in the back of the head. There are many, many ways that this shot could have happened: he turned his head to a police sniper who was outside the door, there were two officers at different locations on each side of him, etc, etc. If the shooting was justified, and it was, then it makes absolutely no difference where he is struck.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Santorum's actions are really any different than having a full blown funeral, which many parents do in these circumstances. Holding and touching the stillborn is actually the norm I would think, rather than the opposite. Now, using it as a political tool, not so cool.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that you as a liberal, therefore pro-choice would see Santorum's trip home to mourn his child as anything but "normal". Don't you ever stop by the store on the way home to pick up steaks? To you that wasn't even a child, it was just a hunk of meat.

I think it's a lot more "normal" than the millions in the dumpster you choose to ignore.

Gary the Graboid said...

BG, if you base your opinion solely upon the information in the links you've posted and imply that the Brownsville school shooting was anything less than justified then you are going to get pounded and rightfully so. When the officers have (according to the photograph) a very real looking gun pointed at them, demand that the person holding the gun (who is old enough and big enough to be a Zeta)put it down, and he doesn't then they have one choice. That choice does not include trying to convince the person to put a couple of rounds into a cinderblock wall to prove to them that the gun is not a firearm nor does it include trying to wing him. It was the duty of those officers to respond to threatened deadly force with actual deadly force and protect their own lives and the lives of every person at the school.

Anonymous said...

10:24 - you are an idiot!

Anonymous said...

Just a century ago, people would bring their deceased family member home for everybody to view. It was very common to hold the baby & take pictures as a family.

Our society is squeamish about death.. It's acceptable to talk about Viagra or a person's sex life. However, death has become taboo.

Anonymous said...

Just because the unemployment is down for one week, it doesn't mean much.

What do you think is going to happen after all the military has a big RIF (Reduction in Forces). We will have a flood of newly unemployed citizens hitting the job market.

Anonymous said...

Re: dead mexican boy. *yawn*

Re: Unemployment - wait 'til the soldiers that Hussein is going to kick out of the military. That's gonna leave a mark.

Re: Thigh pain. May be from all the squatting you do when kissing the arse of the liberal diety.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Post Columbine and VaTech; if you think ANYONE with a realistic looking gun, real or not, brandishes a gun on a school campus and refuses to drop is not cheating death... then you're crazy.

Anonymous said...

2 cops, 1 minor suspect. It's all armchair quarterbacking, but there were plenty of options to bring this to a non-lethal conclusion even if it was a real gun. Especially since it was a minor.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 12:14 - in the pioneer days, babies were laid out, dressed by families, etc., and communities helped people get through the process of grief.

My argument with Santorum isn't that he and his wife chose to do what they did - it is the fact that they publicized it so much.

What ever happened to the dignity of privacy?

Anonymous said...

3:26

That question should be directed at the press, not Santorum.

Skit Shivins said...

If I were going to have someone define normal for me, it would not be you.

Anonymous said...

Super Trooper Tom would have popped his azz then ran over him with his crime fighting police mobile unit non-Tahoe truck.

Anonymous said...

"Kyra Sedgwick 'Hey, Now'?"

From the neck down? AB.Solutely.

From the neck up? Notsomuch,Buddeh.

--EmmGee

Anonymous said...

9:46 makes a good point. When I was in 8th grade, I was 6'1", and 13 years old. My kid is in 8th grade, and is 13. But this "very positive" boy was 15.

Old enough for a driver's permit.

Old enough to make three cops, a bunch of kids, and some school officials all think that he was going to go Active Shooter if something wasn't done, fast.

Three shots for three hits is an unusualy high percentage of hit rate for a shooting incident. If they all fired at once, this makes me believe that he chose that moment to raise the gun at someone while they were engaging him.

This sucks all around, but it sounds to me like the cops probably did exactly what they were supposed to do, and I feel badly for them about it.

Anonymous said...

Santorum was not even aware that the press was there, or he would never have mentioned that.

Anonymous said...

Mike Honcho just said a mouthful, at 01:50.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it strange that a liberal weenie criticizes someone that grieves for a stillborn child but doesn't see anything wrong with abortion?

Anonymous said...

You won't print this but sitting up sex always makes mine sore.

Anonymous said...

BG,
LISD had a bloodletting of coaches this year and reportedly Todd Dodge has accepted the Flower Mound HS head coaching position. No one will confirm or deny it, but the story has a lot of smoke with it.