3.30.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • I'm normally not a fan of fight videos, but some young bully getting clocked was equally satisfying and disturbing. 
  • If you really want to know the applicable law in the Tayvron Martin case and why an arrest didn't occur, this written by a Texas lawyer makes perfect sense.
  • Did you know if you are alone in a car with a Third Grader and that Third Grader has a copy of Guinness Book of World Records in her hands, you'll be bombarded with more facts than humanly possible?
  • Channel 5 covered the Great Decatur Bluebonnet Massacre of 2012 last night (complete with an appearance of former educator Melinda Reeves who just happened to be at that cemetery at the time.) Whoever (whomever?) is on that Board probably no longer wants to be on that Board.
  • I'm not sure I remember the land along Texas highways looking as lush and green as they do right now.
  • Paradise's Conner Berry will be an upcoming Dale Hansen Scholar Athlete of the Week.
  • The Arkansas Supreme Court, in a blatant attempt to ruin my "And Another" feature, ruled this week that such conduct  is constitutionally protected so long as the teacher and the student are at least 18 years old.
  • The Wise County Animal Shelter is tired of "lies", "gossip", and "rumors" being posted on its Facebook page. Maybe The Family Cat accessed my laptop again.
  • Hey, Now. Many have told me that today is "National Cleavage Day." 
  • You'll read this in other places today but I'm first to discover it: The conviction of a man for murdering a former University of North Texas football player in Denton County was just reversed because the trial judge, citing a crowded courtroom, didn't take measures to allow the defendant's family to watch jury selection. All you constitution lovers don't have a problem with this, do you?  “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a . . . public trial.” - 6th Amendment
  • Mrs. LL's softball team got a tie last night, 5-5. She was giddy. Then she wanted to talk about the infield fly rule. 
  • George Bush 41 endorsed Mitt Romney yesterday but I couldn't stop looking at his lavender socks.
  • Every road in the metroplex is under construction right now, right?


54 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is national cleavage day so get on down to Loves and check out your local lot lizard!

DF BJ McKay and my best friend bear

Anonymous said...

See what happens when you don't pull your pants up. you get knocked out!!!!! lmao

Anonymous said...

Wise County Animal Shelter is up and running and that is NOT their facebook page. That belongs to a rescue group.....Come see our animals, we have plenty to adopt....

Anonymous said...

Lottery pool anyone?

Anonymous said...

Why is it that black on black murders don't garner the same attention that half white half mexican on half white half black does?

Anonymous said...

Concerning yesterday's comments concerning health insurance. You are right, you don't have to drive, but I shouldn't have to pay for somebody's health care when they go to the emergency room instead of a clinic because they have no health insurance.

Anonymous said...

I see that GHWB is going to start a trend now with his lavender socks amongst light footed loafer wearing ambulance chasers.

Anonymous said...

I know it was ARKANSAS that ruled that way (jokes about cousins, siblings, etc.), but I have always had a problem with the Teacher/Student anti-sex law when it went beyond both parties being adults. Now make it policy that you can get FIRED for doing that--that's okay, and appropriate. And I'm NOT saying it's a good choice for teachers to have sex with students (very foolish, in fact)--but making it a criminal offense for adult consensual sex seemed to be overreaching.

Anonymous said...

them some big ones....

DF Baconator said...

BG, I am so glad you stepped up on Friday and gave us some good RTG's to finish out the week. Thanks.

Bacon, if lambast the one on the left, we're gonna have to revoke your man-card.

Anonymous said...

City of Decatur should be made to re seed the bluebonnets,what a disgrace that this was done.

Anonymous said...

but some young bully getting clocked was equally satisfying and disturbing

I did not know that jumping around and acting like an idiot constituted bullying. Thanks for the elucidation, bro.

Anonymous said...

Ol stripes there looks pretty stinkin good.

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that a courtroom full of people doesn't qualify as a public trial.

Anonymous said...

For Mrs. LL...

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art11562.asp

It's a fairly straight forward explanation of the infield fly rule.

rangerjim said...

Infield Fly Rule - runners on first and second OR first, second and third with less than 2 outs. The batter hits a pop-up to the infield that is "deemed catchable" by either umpire. Umpire immediately declares batter out and runners are live (they can advance but at their own risk and can be put out by tag). Very very confusing for the young kids (and coaches, inlcuding Mrs LL) but part of the learning curve.

Intent of rule keeps infielder from dropping ball on purpose in order to get a force out on the runners holding due to fly ball.

Nosealot said...

Hey BG, were you weaned way too early?

Anonymous said...

Animal Shelter wackos, Turf Nazis, School board wannabee femme fascists, and Melinda the Mouth on Channel 5. Decatur, your making Rhome look classy!

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
2 out of 5
I am sorry just not good. Just not my style.

Right
4.7 out of 5
She is so hot GJ BG. I love this girl best in a while.

The Devil said...

So were excited that someone got away with murder on a technicality? Funny, you are always trying to pass yourself off as compassionate, but you only show that side when it fits with your politics. Your a sick bastard!

Anonymous said...

LOVES LOT LIZARDS???? They are everywhere and nothing to look at! The place has become more of a panhandlers paradise, as residents are complaining of vagabonds hanging about in town.

Anonymous said...

Melinda Reeves - Blah!

Anonymous said...

When Mark Bennett gets a good understanding of Texas law, then maybe I'll believe he can opine on Florida law. Even when he's spoon-fed the law by a Florida lawyer.

The Devil said...

Regarding the bully video, probably not a good idea to got jacking around with Oddjob's grandson.

Anonymous said...

Looks like that white kid was smart enough to have some slack. I used to make good money being slack for kids that bullies used to pick on.

Rage

Anonymous said...

The kid in the pink shirt is now qualified to teach a course on bullying in our public schools. This is the same way we took care of bullying when I was in school back in the 70's. Sweet!

Anonymous said...

Today is also "I am in Control Day." (You may draw your own conclusions as to how that relates to Cleavage Day.) Apparently, Control Day has its roots in SoS Alexander Haig proclaiming he was "in control" following the assassination attempt on Reagan. (I can only assume Cleavage Day emerged sometime during the Clinton administration.)

The Devil said...

Yeah Rage, no, no you didn't...but I bet you can imagine what it would have been like!

Anonymous said...

Those kind of chicks will do nothing but lie and lead you on to get money and stuff outta you. It's purdy common among them.

Anonymous said...

Too bad the FFA kids that got their funding cut under Reeves can't afford to reseed Oaklawn.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Devil has a man crush on someone.

Anonymous said...

10:36 Rhome..classy? Ha, now that is funny...more like sleepy these days.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is the volunteer fb page for the WC animal shelter. It may not be the official page, but without that page many more dogs would die. The official website and fb page is not kept up to date. I follow the volunteer page and really have not seen much bad talk on it lately, just a lot of people posting and not helping the dogs. At least it got your notice. I saw there is a post on the WC Messenger fb page...did any of you lose your dog? It may be there.

Anonymous said...

Oaklawn has become known for a place where teens drink beer, pee on the bluebonnets, and hump like jackrabbits. I am glad they cut them down, it decreases crime.

Anonymous said...

The little white boy being bullied does not look too happy about the boy who knocked out the bully. He is thinking of the retaliation the bully may put on him later. Hope he is okay.

Anonymous said...

There is a big old petition against the mowing of bluebonnets next year at the cemetary. Bet it will not be mowed next year. Of course, there will not be many because they only left a few flowers.

Anonymous said...

Me too on the lavendar socks. Guess you can be a little more sporty when you are no longer president. I forgive him.

Anonymous said...

I don't care the guy got off for killing another of his drug buddies, whethere he was black or white.

Anonymous said...

Couple of things...

The Messenger update from Wednesday contained this bullet:

"ALSO IN THE MESS – The midweek Messenger......"

I thought it was funny they referred to themselves as The Mess in their own publication. Do you think that was someone's mistake or do you think they may have been poking a little fun at themselves?

"Oaklawn has become known for a place where teens drink beer, pee on the bluebonnets, and hump like jackrabbits. I am glad they cut them down, it decreases crime."

I had no idea bluebonnets prevented underage alcohol consumption, public urination and public sex. That's one powerful little plant. And here I thought they just looked pretty and smelled good. I didn't know they kicked so much butt.

Anonymous said...

From "Uncle Buck":

Miles: Where do you live?
Buck: In the city.
Miles: You have a house?
Buck: Apartment.
Miles: Own or rent?
Buck: Rent.
Miles: What do you do for a living?
Buck: Lots of things.
Miles: Where's your office?
Buck: I don't have one.
Miles: How come?
Buck: I don't need one.
Miles: Where's your wife?
Buck: Don't have one.
Miles: How come?
Buck: It's a long story.
Miles: You have kids?
Buck: No I don't.
Miles: How come?
Buck: It's an even longer story.
Miles: Are you my Dad's brother?
Buck: What's your record for consecutive questions asked?
Miles: 38.
Buck: I'm your Dad's brother alright.
Miles: You have much more hair in your nose than my Dad.
Buck: How nice of you to notice.
Miles: I'm a kid - that's my job.

Anonymous said...

The Oaklawn Cemetery board might want to send a crew over to the median on 101 just north of Bridgeport. Just saw a patch of bluebonnets there and they appeared to be looking for trouble.
uncle wally

Anonymous said...

London ladies show off cleavage in national breast fest.

http://now.msn.com/living/0330-national-cleavage-day.aspx

Anonymous said...

Some of those London gals are a little on the chunky side!!!!

The Devil said...

11:23...WTF, you may want to re-read, apparently you got lost somewhere along the way.

Anonymous said...

every day is cleavage day at liberally lean. that's why we keep cummin back.

jus sayin...

Anonymous said...

It is a shame about the bluebonnets
but there are a whole lot of snakes-
and this year is the worst-
and they love bluebonnets-
I just ran across a whole bunch of copperheads and it is a first for me to see a snake !

HeartStillinTexas said...

Revenge of the Bluebonnets......movie or band name?

Anonymous said...

One remaining bluebonnet described the slaughter this way...

"We were all just standing there, enjoying the sun, swaying to and fro, when out of nowhere came the thunderous sounds of internal combustion engines. And of course, we couldn't run because we have no legs", said the survivor.

A second bluebonnet said...

"Chlorophyll was flying everywhere! And stamens, and pistils and petals...Lord...Lord!!! What have they done!!! Oh, the flora!!!"

Read more in the mid-week Mess.

Triple Fake... said...

Don't get me wrong, the linked pic is nice, but it would be more appropriate for National Sidebewb Day. Cleavage Day...uh, not so much

and I didn't get a chance to stop, but there was a possible hot chick (local) sighting. A photo shoot outside that dance studio, or whatever it is, on the northwest side of the square. See if you can find out who that was, n-kay?

Anonymous said...

Someone from Chaska, Minnesota just logged on to Barry's blog. Wow! I am impressed! CNN - ABC - CBS - Liberally Lean. Nationally recognized news leaders.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

When are they going to change the name from The Mess to The Trainwreck?

Anonymous said...

Some people just know when to show up to get on tv

Anonymous said...

Devil, you show up as a big blip on everyone's gaydar>

Candance said...

Yes, yes I do know that about third graders and that damn world record book. Hate. that. book.

To remember who/whom: If the answer is him, the question is whom. Oh, and so as to not confuse you as I did my lovely daughter who tried to use this wisdom on the STARR test and decided the answer was who because they were talking about a girl, it can be feminine or masculine.

You're welcome.