2.27.2012

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • Whatever happened to SIDS - sudden infant death syndrome? I used to hear about it all the time, and now I haven't heard of a case in years.
  • I need to find out what happened, if anything, to the Palo Pinto County Sheriff who shot and killed a guy who was on a high (or low) speed chase. I'm guessing the answer is "nothing".
  • That super agent Leigh Steinberg alcohol-caused-his-fall-from-grace story is fishy.  I thinks there's something more to it. 
  • Some guy went to the Decatur Swap Meet over the weekend and took some pictures. I don't think I'd be interested in that. 
  • The again, I went to a "cup stacking" competition on Saturday. I took a video of this kid practicing whose mother thought he wasn't focused enough. 
  • I completed the Cowtown half marathon with a time of 02:03:13. My second fastest ever.  
  • Wise County attorney, Thomas Aaberg, finished 27th overall in the full marathon. He's 39 and ran with a 7:15 per mile pace.. Amazing. It was a few years ago (and he won't mind me saying this) that he was an overweight guy at the courthouse who decided to do something about it.
  • Mrs. LL took part in a "flash mob" this weekend.  It was the real deal put on by some organization called "Flashmob America" who required practices but even paid a small stipend.  Those who were the subject of the mob was a conference of 1,200 TGIF managers at the Gaylord Texan. 
  • Due to a mix up, I failed to register Mrs. LL for the half marathon like she thought I was going to do. I think she's still mad. 
  • I don't watch late night TV but stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live the other day but he quickly went to break. I sat there wanting to see the next segment he teased but I had to wait through nine minutes of commercials. Never again. 
  • The Michigan Primary tomorrow is the biggest day of the year for Republicans. If Santorum wins in Romney's "home state", this will become high entertainment. But I don't think it will happen.
  • Danica Patrick must have consulted (or at least finally listened to) a PR agent. She actually smiles now. But, man, she dropped some F Bombs when she was crashing on the race on Saturday.
  • I took a break from Tosh.0 for a few months but watched it again over the weekend. Shockingly funny.
  • Modern Family may be smartest written show since Arrested Development.
  • Baylor Athletics was featured this week in a Sports Illustrated article entitled "Baylor Rising" and yesterday in The New York Times named "No Longer Defined By Futility and Death." Edit: And RG3 will be on the cover of EASports NCAA 2013.
  • How can anyone say the Academy Awards is entertaining? Who does it appeal to? Even more so this year, there seems to be a huge disconnect between the show and the public.
  • Someone tweeted last night: "When is the awards show for movies people actually saw?"
  • Wrong way driver killed two last night but this time it was in Fort Worth.
  • Mitt Romney tried to be the common man this weekend and went to the Daytona 500. Asked by the AP reporter if he follows NASCAR, Romney responded, "Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners." And he's the most "electable" against President Obama?
  • The President this weekend announced the forming of "African Americans for Obama."  Figured that would set you off.


57 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Girl in white
4 out of 5
She is hot

Katy Anders said...

I think the word is out about SIDS.

No more putting your sleeping kid face down onto a half dozen afghan blankets...

Now they throw 'em onto rock without any covers or pillows around and voila! No more SIDS.

A generation of uncomfortable, breathing babies.

Anonymous said...

"African Americans for Obama."

Why can't thry just call it what it is- Racist Niggers For The Head Nigger In Charge...♫

Anonymous said...

According to Fox4News this morning, when polled 55% of REPUBLICANS say they wish there was "someone else" to vote for. Says more about Romney, Santorum, et al than anything a Dem could say.

wordkyle said...

Obama must be nervous about the election. In 2008 he got 96% of the black vote, yet has to start a group like this? Forming an "African Americans for Obama" group is like forming a "Fish for Water" group. (And again with the "electable" descriptive for Republicans. Obama won in 2008 - that puts "electability" easily within anyone's grasp for the rest of time.)

Anonymous said...

Remember Barry, when they bite, set the hook. Hard.

Rage

Anonymous said...

As each Repub has risen to challenge Mitt, he has been carpet-bombed by negative ads, sometime at the ratio of 20-1 from Mitt Super Pac.

Get ready Obama, it is coming your way.

BigTex said...

Niggers for Obama. No surprise here.

Anonymous said...

Would the AA for Obama group include people of ALL colors who were born in Africa? Egyptians, South Africans, etc.?

RPM said...

Romney, Michigan, Jack Rousch.

Danica has quite a little mouth on her. She'll let the F Bombs fly on the radio. But then again so do 98% of the other drivers. Watch Inside NASCAR on Showtime. They play unedited audio.

"When is the awards show for movies people actually saw?" - The People's Choice Awards?

Anonymous said...

What would happen if we had White Americans for......group?

txtrigger said...

What??? You are slipping! Nothing on the motorcycle wreck in WISE COUNTY???

Anonymous said...

9:15, you would be called a racist. You can have any ethnic group expressing a preference except for white males.

Brewcrew said...

Tosh.0 is the funniest show on TV. Is he a homo?

Don't ever blog about participating in flash mobs again.

Anonymous said...

Big Tex is a typical wise county white "nigger"

Anonymous said...

Damn, I thought I'd have gotten to where the level of racism shown by someone like BigTex wouldn't surprise me. But it does, every time. It's hard to believe anyone can be that backward and ignorant.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:15, that is crap, it is just so because nobody white had the energy to get off their ass and start one.

Honky's for Christ!

Anonymous said...

Romney knows nothing about NASCAR, and is way out of touch with most of it's voters. They are the factory workers that will lose their jobs when Bain takes over. We have no viable candidates on either side.

Anonymous said...

Obama and the press are such BS artists. Sick of the SOB. He's the first president I've ever hated... and I mean HATE. And it's got nothing to do with his race. He's a loser... plain and simple.

nosealot said...

Ref the story on Steinberg: Perhaps the fishy odor is coming from your upper lip, LL.

HarveyLee said...

The formation by the president of AAFO should set everybody off.

Anonymous said...

Romney will take care of the rich Dallas folks, he hates the average Wise county working Joe. Ron Paul and Obama should hook up and do a rendition of "Ebony and Ivory".

Anonymous said...

"He's a loser... plain and simple."

Yeah. Most harvard-educated millionaire presidents are.

Rage

aroundthecorner said...

Ok, you threw out the bait. I'm gonna bite it. When did you stoop low enough to start watching NASCAR? Just because Danica started racing? Oh, that's one of the main reasons she is racing in the first place.
And do you REALLY think that just because a candidate watches NASCAR (Old Floppy Ears watches NASCAR) he's not smart enough to be president? Do us fans a favor and limit your NASCAR posts to just replaying the wrecks. Sort of like the rest of this blog. A huge wreck, but you just HAVE to watch it.

Anonymous said...

I'd be pretty happy with a president who knows nothing about Nascar except some people who own them. Being wealthy used to be a goal. Now its a stain ones reputation. How odd...

Triple Fake... said...

practicing for and getting paid for a flashmob sounds like it defeats the purpose

After watching Danica in that crash the other day, I would be surpised if anybody could get through it without a few well-placed bleepables

The Oscars are given to the best in their respective categories. The majority of movies being made are average to just plain dumb or bad. Mr. Popper's Penguins and Zookeeper barely missed the cut!

Now, if Obama had said he knew NASCAR owners, you would have probably said he's extending his base and he's a populist. Romney is just an elitist, though

AAfO makes as much sense as a PAC called Mitt's Crackers

"Mmmmmm, good!"

Triple Fake Andy Griffith

Anonymous said...

"I completed the Cowtown half marathon with a time of 02:03:13. My second fastest ever."

Who says ambulance chasing doesn't pay off.

Anonymous said...

All Other Races Against Obama!

Anonymous said...

There must be a lot of Wise County residents in Pakistan. Just saw on Drudge where they hung Obammy with a noose. I guess it's time for another world apology tour.

Anonymous said...

9:41, then why is there not a White Chamber of Commerce and yet we see Africian American Chamber of Commerce? We can't have a Men's Chamber of Commerce but a Women's Chamber of Commerce is ok. Harvard has a Black Students Association but just let someone at SMU have a White Students Association and see what happens.

BigTex said...

Anonymous said...
Big Tex is a typical wise county white "nigger"

9:39 AM




Wiggers for Obama?

Katy Anders said...

I didn't know there WAS such a thing as cup stacking, but that kid has obviously done it before...

Katy Anders said...

10:41: Darn right. There is also no "White Friday" after Thanksgiving. No white widow spiders. White-eyed peas.

No metal bands called White Sabbath.

This PC thing has gone too far. Where the heck is White Friday?

Anonymous said...

I still can't believe that you have to approve the comments and you're letting people use the n-word. Is it because you don't want to offend potential clients?

Anonymous said...

I wonder how Baylor is doing since Kenneth Starr took over?

Anonymous said...

You mentioned nothing of the obituary for Michelle Lightfoot, the passenger of the guy from Wise County that wrecked last week.

Anonymous said...

AA for O
(Afro)

Anonymous said...

"Wiggers for Obama?"

We get to wear wigs? Faaaaabulous!

Big Gay Tex

Anonymous said...

9:15
We have one, it's called the Republican party.

Anonymous said...

BG I thought you had banned the "n' word, start paying attention.

Anonymous said...

Funny how no other continent seems to have a coalition for a specific president. No "European Americans For Obama," or "Asian Americans For Romney." No "Australian Americans For Santorum." Sadly, if Ron Paul had such a contingent, it would be from Antartica.

So maybe it is more about race than ethnicity. But the racists aren't all (or even mostly) who they are claimed to be.

Anonymous said...

11:27 made me laugh.

And Bacon's right. She's hawt. Like, Africa hot.

wordkyle said...

1104 - Pretty astute observation.

1130 - The biggest difference is that the Republican Party welcomes as many non-whites as members as it can get.

Anonymous said...

im bout as wise county as it gets and big tex really makes me ill.
that guy's childhood must have really sucked.

Katy Anders said...

Wordkyle makes a great point about the Republican Party and non-whites.

If you are a black Republican, you are guaranteed an hour on the stage at the Republican Presidential Convention!

That policy has been known to eat up to three whole hours.

Anonymous said...

11:27 - Now that's funny!

BigTex said...

Anonymous said...
"Wiggers for Obama?"

We get to wear wigs? Faaaaabulous!

Big Gay Tex

11:27 AM




I thought you Obama voting wiggers liked fags, whats up?

Anonymous said...

10:41, there IS a white chamber of commerce. It's called the Decatur edc.

Anonymous said...

That policy has been known to eat up to three whole hours.

Awesome. Too bad they won't get it though.

Rage

wordkyle said...

Katy - You're right. There ought to be many more black Republicans. According to studies, most black Americans believe in the philosophies of Booker T. Washington (Republican,) but they vote W.E.B. Du Bois (Democrat.) (h/t to Wiki) Black Conservatives believe in ideas such as these:

- The pursuit of educational and professional excellence as a means of advancement within the society;
- Policies that promote safety and security in the community beyond the typical casting of a criminal as a "victim" of societal racism;
- Local economic development through free enterprise rather than looking to the federal government for assistance;
- Empowerment of the individual via self-improvement (virtue), conscience, and supernatural grace."


For fifty years black Americans have been sold a bill of goods by the Democrat Party. It's time they expressed some buyer's remorse.

Anonymous said...

10:41, throughout the United States there are Africian American members of the Chamber's of Commerce. Nowhere are there white members of Africian American Commerces. There is no White caucus in Congress but there is an Africian American one and it has no White members. If there are no Africian American members of Decatur EDC then none have asked to be included.

Katy Anders said...

Workyle: Yeah. There shouldn't be 92% of ANY group voting party line.

I think the parties do a lot of that to themselves, though. They learn they can win more votes than they lose by beating up on certain groups in the press.

BigTex said...

Anonymous said...
I still can't believe that you have to approve the comments and you're letting people use the n-word. Is it because you don't want to offend potential clients?





Would the term "blacknecks" be less offensive to you than the n-word?

Anonymous said...

1:31--Yes it would.

Jack Daniels said...

Man, I want a taco for some reason.

Anonymous said...

Would it set you off if the republicans started a "Whites-only farmers association". Hasn't the government outlawed that kind of stuff? Sounds like Obama is trying to drag us back, huh?

Anonymous said...

The "N" word is allowed to show the "A"+"H" 's for what they are. Wait, assholes might be allowed, or used in conjunction with Conservatives......don't know .....but maybe, at least maybe so, if the "N" word is allowed......it might be.....will try it anyway....Go Conservative Assholes! You Rock! Down with Liberal Weenies!