3.20.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Now we know what happens when a giant red ball on the radar hangs over you all night long. (I like being awakened by storms -- even if it happens several times during the night.)
  • Why was that Fox 4 reporter standing in one inch of water at a live remote from Mockingbird Station last night? 
  • The City of Decatur sent out an automated voicemail about the storm yesterday afternoon. When did they start doing that?
  • Fox 4 News also did a story on fake vehicle registration stickers. They ended the segment with a reference to a website "if you are curious as to whether your registration sticker is legitimate." Now that's a concern I've never remotely thought about.
  • The Secret Service name for President Obama is "Renegade".
  • "Baylor Frat Sued For Drinking Death" -- If that doesn't launch a Kenneth Starr investigation, nothing will.
  • Correction from yesterday: Mrs. LL and I completed the new flowerbed this weekend.
  • After demanding that correction, she told me that she added about 10 bags of top soil to it during those crazy winds yesterday morning. I bet that was a scene. 
  • The Trayvon Martin story deserves more press than it is getting.
  • Mike "I'm A Man. I'm 40!" Gundy will turn 45 this year. He also just got richer with a contract with OSU through 2019 for $30 million. I wonder how often T. Boone Pickens calls him? I'm betting a lot.
  • I don't look at the Messenger's crime blotter anymore because I think they just turned it into a bit. 
  • While you were sleeping: 41 dead in Iraq. That's how they marked the ninth anniversary of our invasion. Did you expect cake and ice cream?
  • I'm about at the end of my John Wilkes Booth book because they've got him trapped in the barn. I shouldn't be surprised how he was located: He just couldn't shut up about what he had done. (That's also an old adage in criminal law: There are no deaf, dumb and blind men in prison.)
  • Everyone is up in arms of the three year old in a wheelchair who was searched by TSA. I don't get it. If we are going to have the program, we can't have hard and fast exceptions. 
  • I think we've got a tie that won't be broken in the battle for last place in the Liberally Lean Pick Em Tournament. That'll cost me. I knew I should have come up with some type of tie-breaker for that. 
  • Ranger thoughts:  (1) After his latest prank, I wish C.J. Wilson was still on the team so I could remember to despise him more often, and (2) with Opening Day only a couple of weeks away, one strike away from being a World Series winner seems like a long, long way away.
  • That video below of the girl explaining miles per hour is considered fake by many. I had my doubts but I think it's real. I thought it odd at first that she never objected to being video'd, but girls like that (and they definitely do exist) don't care. 





65 comments:

Anonymous said...

i just say i don't know nuttin, cause ain't nobody tolt me nuttin..so don't axe me nuttin..

Anonymous said...

Thanks Fox 4; didn't know Mynar's Bar had moved to Waco. All those folks that go to Mynar's after the Westfest parade always thought they were in West.

Anonymous said...

Barry, smart move on the flower bed update. Not many news providers roll over in bed and see their editor snoozing on the other side. Plus, there is the Family Cat aspect. Discretion is the wiser part of valor, or something like that.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know why a reporter this morning was standing in water up to his rear. That's too much dedication.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation of "Manhunt". Even though I knew how it was going to end,it was very interesting how the book put me back in the mid 1800's to see what we as a country and Booth as an assassin went through.

Anonymous said...

The Trayvon Martin story would be getting more press if he had been white.

Anonymous said...

I heard his code name was Watermelon

Anonymous said...

Not many news providers roll over in bed and see their editor snoozing on the other side...

...wearing a Scream mask...

Rage

Anonymous said...

The search video of the 3yr old is two years old! Is Dad making money on it?

Anonymous said...

Oh I believe the video of the miles per hour girl is real. Have known quite a few of her kind. Nothing is simple to them, they have to blow all subjects out of proportion. Seems most of them were college educated idiots.

Anonymous said...

Man we had cloud to ground thunder last night that rattled my whole bedroom many times...thankful it is over!

Triple Fake... said...

Here's my problem with the Messenger's crime blotter:
they list a street but don't tell you what town it's in. It would be nice if they included a little county map showing the location of all the calls. Then you could look at it and go "Mmm-hmmm!"
You can go to the SO website and some of the towns are listed, but where the heck is S Hitt? And who thought it would be a good idea to name a street S Hitt?

I don't know whether the MPH vid is fake, but there actually are people like that girl. They don't think in an analytical manner. Her method of not trying to reason out the answer was to keep falling back on "That's more than a mile a minute!" and "Cut it in half!"
That guy needs to keep a very close eye on her, though. A horndog friend using Jedi mind tricks could easily convince her to try some very extramarital activities.

Anonymous said...

I think most people are up in arms with the TSA in general. We just put up with it to comfort the stupid people. Anyone with half a brain knows a commercial airliner is loaded with potential weapons such as glass bottles, aluminum cans, scissors, scapels, etc. And no, these are not locked away. On 9/11 the aircraft were hijacked with tiny razors and empty threats of bombs. The mindset and training at the time was just hand it over and let law enforcement handle it when on the ground. Where is your illegal search arguments, oh yeah no money to be made defending drunks and pot heads when it comes to the TSA. People just speak out more when it is no longer an inconvenience and starts to get stupid with the TSA body scans nicely figured women, strip search grandma or terrorize young children. And if passengers speak out, they are detained illegally and miss their trip. it is silly and stupid. The entire system needs to be overhauled. But, it is now a government run bureaucracy, good luck.

Anonymous said...

Did you place the Denver Post on the blog today for Peyton Manning or the fracking and air polution article?

Anonymous said...

CNN and Fox News have been all over the Trayvon Martin story.

The Internet Lynch Mob is up in arms over the murder and threatening the lives of the alleged perpetrator and his family.

What more do you want, slick?

Uppercase Matt said...

I'm a little disappointed in you, BG. I thought for sure you'd link to this this morning:

http://network.yardbarker.com/college_basketball/article_external/backyard/cheerleaders_of_the_2012_ncaa_sweet_16/10348567

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, I think video is real

Anonymous said...

I hope someday Trayvon Martin gets justice, and his family can have some peace in knowing his murderer is behind bars.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet there were more people killed in the US than there was in Iraq yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You can't spell. It's Reniggade.

Anonymous said...

I thought the blonde video was fake when I watched it simply because the have a post-it note over the name walmart on the bag in the back seat

Anonymous said...

Nothing about the mahlia story disappearing?

Charles Sheen said...

Pretty simple solution to the last place tie--summon both "winners" to your office and then no one leaves until that bottle is empty.

Anonymous said...

9:05 AM

Brush up on your Ebonics, it's pronounced "WAWTAMALLON". Carry on.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Re: "Why was that Fox 4 reporter standing in one inch of water at a live remote from Mockingbird Station last night?"

That's what's commonly known in the business as a "dog-lick" live shot. Why does a dog lick his balls? Because he can. 

Anonymous said...

what happens when fracking mud is pumped from the well into a fluid tank and dumped onto the land, what's in that fracking mud..? and why won't the government allow them to dump this toxic mud more than one time on the same ground?

The Devil said...

I thought the Trayvon Martin post would smoke simple tex out from under his rock by now.

Anonymous said...

What is the name of the John Wilkes Booth book you are reading?

wordkyle said...

Counselor, a bit off topic...but given that you've previously bragged about Barack Obama's success in keeping "crazy government spending" under control, don't you think it's appropriate to cite the recent CBS News story on Obama and the national debt? Here's the first line of the story: "The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama's three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency." Not quite the hymn Obama was singing in 2008, is it?

Anonymous said...

Collaboration.......the new word learned @ workshops and zig ziglar seminars. I hate that word. Please don't use it anymore!

Anonymous said...

I knew a girl who after watching Top Gun for the first time, looked over and said "I don't get it"

Ratherbesailin' said...

How did you manage the whole blog without offending anyone?

The Devil said...

"and why won't the government allow them to dump this toxic mud more than one time on the same ground?"

If you double stack that fracking mud then you have a double stack of fracking mud, and noboby likes that much fracking mud, it gets in the fracking way man!

Anonymous said...

"I thought the Trayvon Martin post would smoke simple tex out from under his rock by now."

That one has trouble trying to keep the tex persona separate from the Rage and Mz persona.

Anonymous said...

Trayvon Martin...

Just a case of a mouthy kid, and a douchebagel wanna be cop. That's a recipe for disaster. Nothing more.

BigTex said...

"I thought the Trayvon Martin post would smoke simple tex out from under his rock by now."


Hey Wevil, shouldn't you be over on Harry Hines, selling yourself to some black gangsta thug?

Anonymous said...

So what is wrong with a weather reporter standing in water in Dallas and giving a report. You did not have any problem with the liberal reporters in NYC last August standing in the wind and reporting on Hurricane Irene, that was never a hurricane. Maximum winds in NYC were in the 30 mph range. Maybe that blond from yesterday will understand this. Here is the historical August, 2011 weather data for NYC:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/getclimate.php?wfo=okx

Look at wind speed for August 27-28. We had much higher wind speeds in Texas yesterday than anywhere on the Atlantic coast during the alleged Hurricane Irene. And if you check you will probably find more rain than they had. Some areas around Gainseville got 10 to 12 inches.

If you believe that Irene was a hurricane when it came ashore then look at historical wind speeds up and down the NE coast for late August 2011 and post them here.

Anonymous said...

"Counselor, a bit off topic...but given that you've previously bragged about Barack Obama's success in keeping "crazy government spending" under control, don't you think it's appropriate to cite the recent CBS News story on Obama and the national debt? Here's the first line of the story: "The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama's three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency."

Barry- say SOMETHING will ya? We can't just have him citing facts and figures like that unchallenged!

Anonymous said...

It's just that 911 changed everything.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
3 out of 5
She is not bad.

Anonymous said...

Its amazing someone can support gay marraige, gays in the military, black liberal president, abortion, social services and U2 and run to Church three days a week and hide behind being a Christian

Anonymous said...

TSA sucks. We should go back to the low wage, contract, foreign scum that used to do it.

Anonymous said...

WK - let me attempt an answer to your question about Obama's deficit. Bush cut taxes that did nothing for the economy and started two wars without funding them. Obama has been stuck with winding down the wars and not paying for them with taxes as the congress won't even consider tax changes. Unemployment is way up due to the inherited lousy economy and that further exacerbates the revenue problem. Yes, it's gonna take a long time and tax changes to even begin to bring the revenues in line with expenditures.

Anonymous said...

1:02 LOL!!!!!

Anonymous said...

11:02 last I checked the Bible doesn't mention any of those things.

Anonymous said...

12:17 Don't waste your breath.

He is like the others. They no go the double standard.

Anonymous said...

who is dumping fracking mud onto the land?

Anonymous said...

Actually 1:02, I am a Christian and support all you mentioned. I know what the Bible says about gay sex,and if it is still applicable it is between them and God and you have no real say in it, other than you yourself might want to read the passages re bigotry, prejudice, etc and perhaps adjust your attitude accordingly ...but if you don't, it is between you and your God.

Anonymous said...

1:40 = Kool-aid drinking idiot

Anonymous said...

Speaking of U2, I cannot wait to see Bono look like the hypocrite we all know he is tonight.

Anonymous said...

2:26, the Bible that I read says to put them to death. Maybe you are reading from a different bible?

Consilium ac prudentia said...

So 1:40 if you find that your household expenditures are greater than your income do you force your boss to give you a raise or do you cut back on unnecessary spending and live within your means?

Anonymous said...

So we find one fool that voted for Obammy (.)(.) it was 1:40. I new somebody would let it slip that they voted for a unproven muslim plant.

Anonymous said...

3:48 - your Old Testament also says to put the following to death: anyone who curses their father or mother; adulterers; men who sleep with their stepmothers; men who sleep with their daughters-in-law; men who marry their mothers-in-law; men who have sex with animals; women who approach animals for sex; fortune tellers; psychics; and the list goes on.

Of course, those holding to these laws now don't believe in Jesus which I assume applies to you.

I applaud your Old School Judaism.

Anonymous said...

2:26

You state that you are a Christian, yet you question if the Bible "is still applicable" and appear to allow for options as to the god one can believe in ("between you and your God") I know I appear to be splitting hairs, but does a claim to be Christian mean anything if you don't believe solely in the God of the Bible and don't believe His Word to be worthy of obedience? To claim to be a Christian (follower of Christ), to know what God's will is in His Word, yet live contrary and advocate disobedience IS between you and God.(Matthew 7:21)

But how much would you have to hate people to know the joy of living eternaly as God offers, yet keep it to yourself because you might offend?

All of the readers that believe me to be a complete idiot, consider that if you are right, I end up in the same hole in the ground as you do, but at least I have had love and hope. If I am right, my love shares the desire for you to believe Christ when He says He is the only way (John 14:6) and follow Him.

Anonymous said...

5:08

Jesus said:
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until it is accomplished." Matthew 5:17-18

wordkyle said...

140 - During the first six years of the Bush administration -- including September 11 and the start up and conduct of "two unfunded wars" -- with a Republican Congress, the national debt went up an average of just under $500 billion a year. The last two years of Bush's presidency, with a Democrat Congress, the national debt increased an average of just under $1 trillion a year.

The first two years of the Obama administration, with a Democrat Congress, the national debt increased an average of $1.7 trillion a year. The first year with a Republican House the debt increased $1.2 trillion.

Increase of the national debt with a Democrat-controlled Congress (four years, 1/1/07-1/1/11): $5.3 trillion, 34% of the total debt.

Bush's fault?

Anonymous said...

Where do Lawyers stand on that list, gotta be up there high God hates lawyers he told me, he likes Wash, Dereck Holland and U, but hates Lawyers, that step mother stuff sounds kinda hot

Anonymous said...

We do not have a deficit because the people are taxed too little; We have a deficit because the government spends too much money. How hard can that be to understand? The people are not a cash furnishing machine for the government. We are not the government's subjects. We are the rulers. Vote them out of office.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen fracing "mud" and was not aware it was spread on the land. "Drilling" mud, which never comes in contact with the fracing components is spread on the land and actually has good benifits for the land. Check out any field a year or so after the drilling mud has been tilled in. Get your facts straight before you start bitchin'. And I do not work in the oil patch.

Anonymous said...

5 pm, that must be some good weed or blow. Rush would approve/like some. ha ha. Muslim. You probably don't think the US ever had men actually land on the moon either.

Anonymous said...

140, what is your favorite Kool-Aid flavor? You must indulge yourself to some extent.

Anonymous said...

5:30pm - Romans 6:14: For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

Flee from that master!

Anonymous said...

637 then why does the rrc only allow it to be dumped one time, ever..?

Anonymous said...

9:26am- Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who have died to sin still live in it?

Yes grace has given a remedy to sin, but it does not give a believer license to commit or promote other's commission of sin.