3.12.2012

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • I watched Game Change on HBO this weekend -- a movie based upon a great book by the same name. I can't believe I'm saying this, but the movie was too hard on Sarah Palin. 
  • A few years back, Texas law was changed allowing cops to issue a citation instead of arrest someone for misdemeanor amounts of marijuana. The level of the crime didn't change, it just allowed a person to avoid having to go to jail and making bond before their court appearance. However, the law has been ignored.
  • John Carter might be one of the biggest busts in the history of cinema. 
  • Prepared your brackets for the Liberally Lean Tournament. Current list of prizes and sponsors is here. And it looks like we've got about 150 entries -- we normally break 200 by the Thursday deadline.
  • South Oak Cliff school sign. Real or fake?
  • A car passed me this morning with one of those traveling cargo bins attached to its roof. It had "Taos" stickers on it. *sigh*
  • One of the tulips I accidentally poisoned in the back yard fought through it and actually bloomed. Then a neighbor cat came over and ate it during the night. 
  • And I created two large dead spots on the front lawn when I applied too much weed killer.  Neil Sperry would not be proud of me so far this year. Neither is Mrs. LL. 
  • I'm glad I'm not emotionally invested in the NFL because it would be weird cheering for Baylor's Robert Griffin in a Washington Redskins jersey. Over the weekend, they sold the farm to get him.
  • Lots of people talking about a new BBQ place along the banks of the Trinity River off of University Drive in Fort Worth. And if I remember correctly, it doesn't have air conditioning. 
  • There was a Jerry Billington who received 35 years in prison in Tarrant County last week for DWI-Third or more. That name used to appear on the Wise County docket for the same offense and the age of the guy seems about the same.
  • There was a report on the radio this morning that there was a police chase in Carrollton involving a "possible DWI" suspect. Little early for that. 
  • In the Update this morning, there was an obit for a 33 year old out of Newark with "no services planned."  I'm not sure I've seen that before.
  • We had a soldier go beserk.  Let's get out of there.


44 comments:

wordkyle said...

Sarah Palin still drives Liberals crazy. Given the amount of attention and bushwa the Left throws her way, she must be doing something incredibly effective.

Anonymous said...

barry use your pre emergence now to help with the weeds will take a second treatment around end of the month to first of april and wont kill your lawn the best one would be to use balan treflan should be available at lowes

Anonymous said...

Uh, that movie was from McCain's people. The libs would love it if she hung around. Unfortunately, she got on the wrong side of Roger Ailes and is now out of the picture.

Anonymous said...

I thought Wordkyle fancied himself as a thoughtful conservative. Is he instead a proud know nothing?

Anonymous said...

RG3 would be a good qb anywhere else, but as a deadskin, he's gonna SUCK!

Triple Fake... said...

the BBQ place:
that's a bit of a paradox
You can't call it a BBQ joint if you have a hoity-toity celebrity chef and take reservations. It's a restaurant that serves barbecue. You can froufrou BBQ up only so much - after that you aren't being true to what BBQ really is.
And they're touting it as "green". Everything the customer uses will be washed and reused to help the environment. Won't that take lots of water? Last time I checked, water was part of the environment. Maybe they're just bussing the dishes and napkins down to the river and rinsing them out there.
But you are correct in that there is no A/C in the building. That should make for a sweet/sweat dining experience in the middle of July!

Ricardo Perry said...

Even sane conservatives have little to say about Palin.

The only thing she really does right is capitalize on her moment in the spotlight.

Anonymous said...

OMG.....can you imagine having your company name synonymous with this blog?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle still drives Liberals crazy. Given the amount of attention and bushwa the Left throws his way, he must be doing something incredibly effective.

High Five Wordkyle!

Anonymous said...

I can not picture a better sports icon to represent this blog than LeBron James. Ron Artest? Milton Bradley? Any Oklahoma football player in the 80's?

Naw, LeBron James is perfect.

Anonymous said...

Palin has never known much about how the national or global economies work; she has never known much about foreign policy either. However, she isn't stupid. She has taken every advantage of her 15 minutes and has become very rich. She probably drives both Dems and Repubs crazy b/c she has a honey-badger approach to saying whatever she wants...and still has quite a bit of influence.

BigTex said...

"Obama Administration Blocks Law Requiring Texas Residents to Show Photo ID Before Voting"


Can't win without the illegal alien vote. Filthy liberals.

Anonymous said...

She had influence until she crossed Roger Ailes.

Anonymous said...

I thought the "biggest bust" in cinema history belonged to
a female.

Anonymous said...

I thought the movie Game Change was very true to the book, so I don't understand your point about Palin. The movie makers were kind to McCain and didn't bring up his wife going out in public, including a Phoenix Suns game, with her boyfriend while he was launching his second presidential bid.

Why are you dumping chemicals on your lawn? Use good organics and a mulching lawnmower and your grass will become healthy and choke out weeds naturally.

Anonymous said...

What that deranged US soldier did by going into the village and killing unarmed civilians while they slept in their homes was horrible, and no one can dispute or deny that. Just once though, I'd like to hear Karzai say something public and loud denouncing the Afgan soldiers who killed our soldiers that were unarmed and shot in the back of the head by those Afgans they were helping and who they trusted to have their backs. The whole damn country isn't worth losing one more of our men or women. I'm now convinced we'll never effectively change that ignorant society, no matter how long we're there.

HarveyLee said...

Please explain for me the difference in decriminalization and legalizing marijuana, if there is one.

wordkyle said...

As I said -- absolutely crazy.

Anonymous said...

9:27

Good call there.

I was thinking pedantic was the word to use, but a quick check of the dictionary suggests that

doctrinaire

is a better choice.

Anonymous said...

I guess Obammy is going to have to apologize to Karzi again so that things over there will calm down. Did he ever apologize to Mexico for allowing high power weapons to be smuggled into Mexico that killed over 300 of their citizens?

Anonymous said...

10:14 or those non-existent people those lefties like to toss in a vote from.

They have to cheat. They can't win otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Tulips taste like chicken.

Double Fake Neighbor Cat

Anonymous said...

Did the Afgans ever appologise for 911?

Anonymous said...

How do you know the neighbors cat ate the tulip? Did he leave you a sign or did your planking ;) wife tell you so?

Anonymous said...

The Fort Worth BBQ joint on the Trinity River has fat from their BBQ pits as an appetizer. The fat is served with tortilla chips.

Anonymous said...

It is abundantly clear that Afghanistan is un controllable and ungovernable. Somehow getting congress and the president to agree on this is getting a little closer. Maybe we do like in Pakistan - pull out and stand off with drones and whop bad guys wherever they are. we'd leave behind a huge pile of mineral resources and lots of poppy fields but I hope we can live without them.
A Liberal

Anonymous said...

"Soldier go beserk" come on-it was just solid waste disposal. That country would be a better place if we had more berserkers like that guy.

Anonymous said...

There was a guy named Jerry Don Billington that used to live on Phils road. We always looked for him for DWI warrants when you were DA around 1990-91, could be the same one.

wordkyle said...

1049 #1 - That's interesting. Please explain your reasoning. I'm not even saying you're wrong, I'm just curious about your line of thought.

Anonymous said...

Bacon Scale

2 out of 5.

Her foundation looks like it could support a larger superstructure.

Double Fake Turkey Bacon, subbing for the real Bacon

Anonymous said...

11:23 your jealously of BG's wife is getting old. She is awesome and you are not, he married her not you, get over it.

Cleverly Disguised said...

To Harvey Lee...

Drug legalization removes all criminal penalties for producing, selling and using drugs; no country has tried it. In contrast, decriminalization eliminates jail time for drug users and focuses on treatment but maintains criminal penalties for dealers

Anonymous said...

1:42 You have got to be kidding! LMAO

If that's what you think you go right ahead with the jealously thought.

LMAO a million times!!!!!!!!!!

YUCK!!!!!! LMAO I'm going to go vomit now.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

That randy girl (She's hot) of today reminds me of a young Georgina Spelvin, just before the Miss Jones movie. Man, she knew how to work it.

Nosealot said...

Someone besides me remembers Georgina Spelvin?
Wow! that is going way back.....along with Marilyn Chambers.

Anonymous said...

9:27 - shame on you. Wordy knows everything......

Everything that everybody else knows, that is.

Wonder if he puts pot in his pipe?

Anonymous said...

11:32 & 2, you're the one always shooting daggers at her, you must be miserable comparing yourself to MRS. LL

Anonymous said...

I am sorry. I just can't help myself when it comes to tulips.

DF Tiny Tim

Anonymous said...

Why don't we just let people smoke dope, make meth, use cocaine, pop pills, sell everything over the counter. Make it legal to just let people drive a willy nilly with no thought to lives. We would really save money then. Hell lets just get rid of law inforcement all together and get rid of all the laws. Then we could get rid of all the lawyers to because hell you all manage to change the laws anyway and most of you put them back on the streets to kill multiple times. So why even bother at least you would not be making anymore money. Our government could get all the money and hell they could even make it and sell it and tax everyone one for it then we could all quit work and sit around stoned all day and receive our government handouts. Because hey we won't have to be drug tested to get that check. Yep think I quit my job and become a welfare baby they seem to make alot more money than most even barely making above minimum wage.

Anonymous said...

10:01 - of course Wordy is effective. He is a genius at finding and giving everybody else's opinion.

wordkyle said...

LOL @ 512 & 259 - Two points: a) I've never claimed to be particularly clever or unique. So I'm not sure what your gripe is. b) If other people agree with my opinion, are they also "finding and giving everyone else's opinion?" What is your point of reference?

Anonymous said...

You have never seen "no services planned" before? You will when I die, if you see a notice at all. Lot of private people do not care to have services. I plan to just be cremated and thrown to the wind. BTW I have begun to see this in a lot of obits.

BigTex said...

5:09 PM- Best comment of the day.

Anonymous said...

5:09 sounds like a "hands off government" republican.