3.26.2012

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • When watching a news clip on some health related issue yesterday, I saw a doctor hitting the knee of a kid with a little hammer to, I assume, to test his reflexes. I hadn't thought about that in years.
  • The 60 Minutes segment on the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton last night will probably be the final chapter in the political life of District Judge Ken Anderson -- the prosecutor at the time who is alleged to have withheld favorable evidence from the defense.
  • Radio is a cuthroat business: KLIF over the weekend completely changed their format leaving most of the hosts without a job. Now I feel kind of bad of dogging Jeff Bolton last week who is no longer heard on mornings.
  • Dick Cheney had a heart transplant over the weekend. Is the priority list for a heart just first come first served?
  • Rick Santorum said a bad word! Rick Santorum said a bad word!
  • I stepped on a toy monkey last night that, much to my surprise, makes screaming monkey sounds.
  • And to think I said one week ago that there wasn't enough enough press coverage about the killing of Trayvon Martin. Now you can't turn on the television . . . 
  • The Pope wearing a sombrero is not a good look. 


38 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
1 out of 5
I am giving a 1 because she is a female.
BG what were you thinking this morning?

Anonymous said...

Santorium can't say "that word" if he expects to be elected President!
He only wants to change the subject to what he wants to talk about instead of answering questions from the press! But this guy doesn't believe in birth control for women!

Anonymous said...

RG is unacceptable today. You should have known better.

Anonymous said...

She looks cold.

wordkyle said...

"Is the priority list for a heart just first come first served?" - Apparently not. Cheney waited longer than usual. There will probably be a lot of older Americans getting procedures done this year, before Obamacare kicks in. They want better medical treatment than just being advised to take a pain pill. (Of course, Cheney's operation will be controversial. When discussing Cheney, Liberals' default setting is an Austin Powers impression: "Why won't you die?")

Nosealot said...

Ref. the shooting of the teenager in FL:
Has anyone mentioned that Zimmerman is as Hispanic as Obama is black? Thats half and half. So why does the press label Zimmerman white and Obama black?

Anonymous said...

Good grief! Have you rummaged through your collection of pictures from the 1980's for today's RT girl? Or did she dig out her old bikini from the 1980's? Upon closer examination, I think it's the second scenario.

Remote Controller said...

Damnit Mr. Green!!! Why did you put such a bad RTG up there? I feel a little nauseous.

Hawg Wire said...

RTG - YUCK!!!

Anonymous said...

RTG Really!? WTH! You better do this one over before you have a mass exodus of readers. My God BG! She is only a women thanks to lots of surgeries and some estrogen pills. Leaving to vomit now. Thanks a lot BG!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Miami Heat will take a photo wearing Mississippi State colors, and if churches across the nation will ask their flocks to wear Mississippi State colors on Sunday as a result of the white kid that was shot and killed for no reason by three non-whites.

Anonymous said...

Granny in a bikini is not a good thing...

Anonymous said...

Them is some broad shoulders, pretty sure that thing used to be a dude.

Anonymous said...

I started to find the RTG attractive, and then I remembered that I like chicks.

Triple Fake... said...

I can't believe you're focused on the Pope's choice of headwear, when the real crime in that photo is why he's wearing white before Memorial Day - before Easter even! Did he give himself a special dispensation to break the fashion rules?

Triple Fake Electra "Muffin" Wightbred-McSnooty



"If you step on a toy monkey, does he not scream? If you imprison him in a cage, does he not fling his poop at spectators?"

Triple Fake Shylock
(also could have gone with a Dr. Zaius/Forbidden Zone joke there)

Anonymous said...

He's pissed about Baylor losing and taking it out on all of us with that RTG.

I wish Cheney the best. Although this was probably his first heart, not a transplant.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Wordy:

Typical response from you... Slanderous allegations per your worldview.

Exactly which doctors, physicians, medical professionals will encourage a "procedure" today, but will next year recommend only a "pain pill"? That interpretation is ludicrous. It's fear-mongering and nothing more.

You're free to disagree with the past, present, or future health care plans, but none of that means that well-educated medical professionals are going to immediately become stupid or ignore their oaths to treat people responsibly.

Anonymous said...

i like her, barry.
what about you Jack D. ?
df lt d

Anonymous said...

The judge and former prosecutor in the Morton case and the CURRENT DA who fought Morton's release for five years are probably both gone. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe all the criticism from you people over today's picture. The granny of the day could make me really happy.

wordkyle said...

1006 - Don't talk to me about pain pills. Tell your President.

Your reference to the behavior of "well-educated medical professionals" makes me laugh. They are driven by the same incentives that motivate everyone else, including fear and greed. Government regulations (and sanctions) scare them as much as the rest of us, especially if non-compliance threatens their livelihood. They'll do what their government masters tell them to do.

Anonymous said...

I'll take the RTG shes a 7+ in my book. Don't y'all hate me for this shes hot.

Anonymous said...

I don't presume to have an opinion or comment on anyones health issues including Mr. Cheney. It is really not our business unless we have socialized medicene and everyone's health is everyone's concern.

Anonymous said...

Wordy,

More of your disingenuous half-truths. Your reference to that video is typical for you. It's selectively edited in an attempt to show Obama answering a woman's question, but that is not how he responded to her at all.

You note it as if it answers all questions. It only highlights how someone like you doesn't want to deal with any fact they don't find convenient. The editor and you don't like to have a discussion of the issues, you'd rather just distort a video.

I called you out regarding your claim that doctors would perform procedures now, but in the future, they will only prescribe a pill rather than prescribing a treatment. That's unfounded. Name the doctor. Name the instance. Name the regulation. Name the sanction.

As to the off-topic direction you took things when you couldn't deal with the facts in front of you, If you haven't had to deal with end of life issues, you're one of the few. The rest of us have had to make tough decisions about grandparents, parents, spouses, children, and ourselves. More surgery, more drugs, and more artificial life-extension is not what most of us believe is appropriate.

I know personally that those are tough decisions to make. How long should we allow a love-one to struggle? Is a surgery worth it if there's no real chance for an increased quality of life?

If you're trying to say that there aren't unnecessary procedures, tests and prescriptions in our healthcare system now, you are a fool.

Anonymous said...

Rick Sanctimonious said a bad word? So sad.

This must blow all the Republican holier than thou folks out of the water.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Nothing wrong with the randy girl for today; she's kinda trailer park hot. Reminds of a pre-boob job Nikki Hunter.

I'd hit it.

Anonymous said...

1:32 hell no. That's boys got some spunk. We sure did enjoy seeing him let the liberal media have it.

By the way, could you work with that group of idiots you're part of and teach them comprehension?

wordkyle said...

118 - Here's the transcript of Obama's statements. The video was edited, for length, and it didn't change his meaning one whit. Here's some of what was edited out. Referencing the lady's question as to whether a person's spirit and joy of living would be taken into consideration regarding health care, Obama said: "I don't think that we can make judgments based on peoples' spirit. That would be a pretty subjective decision to be making." So Obama's answer was NO. Obama also said, referencing end-of-life care: "I don't want bureaucracies making those decisions, but understand that those decisions are already being made in one way or another." Saying, without actually saying, that government bureaucracies WILL make those decisions, rather than private insurers. Please indicate where the video "distorted" what he said.

I'm sorry that you've had to deal with some tough issues. Join the friggin' club. Your opinions about terminal patient care are irrelevant. Denying Obamacare's Python-esque approach to the matter is blind, silly and dangerous. Rationing, a lower level of medical care, the annihilation of private insurance, and government-made decisions to let (or help) patients die as a cost-cutting measure are inevitable.

That doesn't even touch on what all the government will be able to control in the name of "health care." Everything affects your health. Not the ideal weight? Drive too fast? Don't exercise enough? Hooked on caffeine, salt, fatty foods, booze, sugar, red meat, dairy products, cigarettes, soft drinks, or video games? All have been linked at one time or another to health risks -- and will therefore be the government's business.

Anonymous said...

Fellow Boyd parents, I hate to come down hard on our school district, which I've loved forever... But the changes going on st the schools are not good. Our superintendent and his wife are really making a joke out of how to run a district. Shady deals bring done. Our school board thought it was bad before... Just wait, OR ACT!!!

Gary the Graboid said...

WK:

Pythonesque? I thought moving to that autonomous, anarcho-syndicalist commune was starting to look pretty good. (Look, some lovely filth over there.)

Consilium ac prudentia said...

1:18 if you think socialized medicine is the answer feel free to move to Canada. Then try to get that MRI you need. Or that surgery you need. Or that medical device you need. I have personally dealt with several Canadians who have temporarily moved to the US to receive treatment they were denied in Canada based on cost, age, or whatever. You and your doctor should be the only one to decide if a treatment is right for you. Would you ask a beurocrat to raise your child? Why would you let them make yor health decisions? If you think our system is bad just wait. We need try medical reform in this country. Not government interference. "Government is not the solution to the problem, government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan

wordkyle said...

Gary - Medical coverage inspired by a farcical aquatic ceremony, a watery tart throwing a sword at you, is a more reasonable alternative than Obamacare. Democrats forget that supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses. Get ready to see the violence inherent in the system.

Anonymous said...

She looks qualified to run for the Decatur School Board.....

Anonymous said...

NO CANDIDATES FILE AS DEMO in
Wise County. Reckon Wise can start a US trend?

Anonymous said...

Just saw the WFAA STAAR Hotline on the evening news. I have decided to allow my daughter to watch the late movie tonight. After a couple of hours of sleep, I will treat her to some fresh donut holes and wash them down with an icey cold Monster energy drink. This propaganda is a joke and my child will go to school tomorrow knowing what the STAAR is worth.

Anonymous said...

I bet the Pope also has the large bottles of KahlĂșa and mescal in the back of the Popemobile. Every trip I make to Mexico - sombrero, KahlĂșa, and mescal. I just can't help myself. Obviously, the Pope cannot either.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Cheney had a heart? News to me.

DF Dr. Michael DeBakey (deceased)

Anonymous said...

Does the Random Thought girl today have six toes on her left foot? Just wondering.

DF Coach Rex Ryan (send her my number)