blank'/> Liberally Lean From The Land Of Dairy Queen: Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

3.28.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • The Cowboys open the NFL season this Fall on Wednesday night against the NY Giants. The game is normally held on Thursday but will be moved to accommodate the Presidents acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Obviously, we have a communist conspiracy here.
  • Everyone sure seems confident about which way the Supreme Court will rule based upon the questions asked yesterday. I'll defer to the experts who say the Court normally doesn't take a Devil's Advocate position during oral argument and the questions generally indicate how a judge is feeling. However, everyone still better tap the brakes a bit. 
  • If I'm part of the group that subdued the nutty Jet Blue pilot yesterday, I think my first question aftwerwards would be: "There is someone who can land this plane, right?"
  • The Messenger caught some heat on a cover story a couple of weeks back about "glamorizing" an attempted suicide victim.  Now they say the story has done some good, but I don't know if it is a very good idea to get two folks who have recently contemplated suicide together. 
  • In my dream last night I had to run through Las Vegas which didn't look anything like Vegas and which was under construction on every single block. 
  • In the next dream, some girl was being abducted so I fired a warning shot with an assault rifle -- a rifle where you could see the bullets in the air like a pellet gun. I have no idea. 
  • I wake up multiple times a night. 
  • Fishermen discuss places to eat in Decatur.
  • Part of Mrs. LL's birthday gift were pillows like they have in The Mirage. (I think I just figured out why I had a Vegas dream.)
  • Ticket Fans: Grubes is leaving the Hardline to go to the University of North Texas? I don't understand that. At all. (And I'm pretty sure this is his lawyer dad.)
  • It's no big deal, but I wonder why the Messenger won't print the name of the boy who lost his leg in that horrible lawnmower accident from last week. Some people might want to send some get well wishes. 
  • The lawyer who wrecked the Porsche that killed him and a young couple  in Las Colinas back in January had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. Pure speculation: Something weird happened in that car. 
  • Edit: Allen motorcycle death with a 40 foot fall.



54 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd hit that

SpanishWarDonkey said...

She looks like a human version of the Lion King... Not good BG. As far as the Cowboys game being moved up a day, I think the only problem people have with it is why is this happening now? How many DNC's have occurred before this one and now, all of the sudden, the NFL has to make adjustments for the chosen. I guess what I'm getting at is it just gets really tiresome when you can't go a single damned day without hearing his name or seeing him and/or his family in the news. Not to mention the fact that I don't like to be talked at the way he does. For healthcare, it could go either way, but I pray for the sake of freedom it is struck down.

Anonymous said...

Nothing about the gossip that Ann Curry is losing her job?

Rage

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
With that face
1 out of 5
If I cover her face with a sticky note
4.6 out of 5

Anonymous said...

Irony: Killing the current mandate in Obamacare creates a new one: that we (with insurance) pay higher premiums/hosptial bills to cover those now free of a mandate.

Meanwhile our healthcare cost are almost 2X most other countries....some with incredible medical.

Anonymous said...

"There is someone who can land this plane, right?"

Don't get out much do ya?
Ever been on a commercial flight without 2 pilots? Didn't think so.

wordkyle said...

Supreme Court decisions often go counter to what seems like good sense. (Kelo v. City of New London, I'm looking at you.) Justice Scalia had a great opinion about Congress's power to force individuals to purchase a product. “If for 200 years a power this attractive has gone unused by Congress, that’s a pretty good argument that the power does not exist.”

As it is, we have one Justice (Kagan) who is an Obama cheerleader and cheered the legislation while serving in the Obama administration and another (Ginsburg) who rescued the Obama administration's lawyer when he got lost while trying to coherently articulate his point, and stated his argument for him.

Anonymous said...

8:59 Can't you see that the reason for the recent increase was because of Obamacare? As long as the government is in health care (Medicare, medicaid, etc...) costs will continue to rise. The only area of medical services where costs have gone down and procedures have improved over the years is cosmetic surgery. Why?? Because it is not covered by insurance and competition rules in that area. Wake up people. "Governmnet is not the solution, government is the problem"; Ronald Reagan.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand that. At all.

I think it is likely a dramatic cut in pay. Declining radio advertising revenues means less money for salaries.

The Devil said...

8:59...You assume the Obamacare mandate ensures we can get blood out of a turnip. That would just be another bill unpaid for the folks it covered.

Anonymous said...

If people don't have to have insurance then the people that need it won't have it and will continue to use the emergency rooms and the rest of us will pay for that. Right now the cost of insurance is too high for many families. So what does everyone think the answer is to this problem?

Anonymous said...

9:11 on what basis can you claim the recent increase is due to Obamacare? Most of the new healthcare plan, including the part in consideration before the Supreme Court, isn't even effective yet.

If the rates have gone up based on that, guess what?... The insurance companies are screwing you!

Surprised?

If the healthcare law is overturned, it just means we'll have universal healthcare within ten years.

wordkyle said...

859 - One of the arguments against the individual mandate is that it's unnecessary. There were many other less-intrusive options that could have been tried. Congress could have raised taxes and created a new program called Super Medicare, and anyone who didn't have insurance could be covered. They could create their own health care system, with government doctors and hospitals, who treat only those without insurance. (Two awful ideas off the top of my head, but still better than Obamacare. What fantastic options could experts have created if there had been some actual debate before the vote?) As it is, the government lawyers can't say in front of the Supreme Court if not having insurance under Obamacare would be against the law or not, or if the fine you would have to pay for not having insurance is a penalty or a tax. Those problems are just in the wording and design of Obamacare...what kind of Charlie Foxtrot is the actual implementation going to be?

Anonymous said...

I fish, and I only eat at Whistle Stop. Mainly because of the HOT chick that works there. SSSSMOKIN!

Anonymous said...

9:11

You are claiming that a law that has yet to go into effect has raised out Health Care Costs?

And are you implying that they were ok before?

Anonymous said...

9:57 - one answer came from a doctor yesterday outside the Supreme Court.

Regulate the insurance industry.

Anonymous said...

9:57 Quit enabling people who make a career of living off the government and others.

There has to be consequences for making bad choices in life in order to learn.

Anonymous said...

Gotta be the ugliest mouth ever!

Anonymous said...

"As far as the Cowboys game being moved up a day, I think the only problem people have with it is why is this happening now? How many DNC's have occurred before this one and now, all of the sudden, the NFL has to make adjustments for the chosen."

I'm guessing the number of times a Thursday night NFL game coincided with a political convention acceptance speech are few.

Honestly, which one do you think is more important?

"I guess what I'm getting at is it just gets really tiresome when you can't go a single damned day without hearing his name or seeing him and/or his family in the news. Not to mention the fact that I don't like to be talked at the way he does."

You're tired of hearing his name all the time? How often did you hear the name Bush when he was in office? You don't like the way he talks at you? Were you happier listening to the authentic frontier gibberish we had from The Decider circa 2000 - 2008?

Brewcrew said...

I wish you would have posted a before and after pic of Jessica Simpson yesterday to show the awful affects of child birth. Now she'll follow Kirstie Alley and make a mint hawking weight loss products. She certainly won't be in the Dukes Of Hazzard sequel.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle would have been all for the individual mandate a few years ago when most of the GOP was pushing for it.

Anonymous said...

The only things bigger than her tatas is her mouth and nose. YUK!

Anonymous said...

Why work and pay for healthcare when you can sit at home eating cheetos and doing drugs while the democrats give you free healthcare?

Anonymous said...

10:35 - yep, you have that right!

Anonymous said...

10:31

In Texas, the Cowboy game is more important than any Obama speech. Hands. Down.

Double Fake Walt Garrison

wordkyle said...

1105/1035 - How ya figure? I've been pretty consistent in my opinions (in this very forum!) about government overreach since well before Obamacare reared its ugly head. Please feel free to support your claims.

Anonymous said...

You've been consistent all right. You mimic whatever you hear on FOX & Friends.

Anonymous said...

Now a pilot freakin out, pleeeassee... Honky's do weird things..

Anonymous said...

The lawyer who wrecked the Porsche that killed him and a young couple in Las Colinas back in January had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. Pure speculation: Something weird happened in that car.

Had to be something weird going on....Drunks don't have wrecks!!

Anonymous said...

Wordy, why should 11:05 and 10:35 support those claims? You do that every time you post the opinions of your sources.

Your 9:07 post is a recent example.

Ah, yes, you really ARE consistent..

..and boring.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle love to read your comments ,sometimes agree sometimes not but always thoughtful. Must wonder about statement of government forcing individuals to buy a product don't you have auto insurance mandated by government,or are you so rich you can opt out.I understand there are some differences but principal the same . Government is mandating the individual buy insurance.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

I think your obvious case of low T from your softball coaching experience has turned into NO-T. They have those plastic testicles for dogs that have been nutered and are down on their moral. If not that, maybe a set of bull balls from the Bowie truckstop will get you back on your game.

Play on, playa!

The Phantom Redneck

Anonymous said...

Grubes job at the Ticket probably pays just a shade over minimum wage. It shouldn't be real shocking that his successful lawyer dad might want something better for him.

Anonymous said...

Bacon, I can't figure you out. Yeah, we all know that mouth (and what is up with that mouth?!?) is the worst part of today's RTG, but you usually like a little more meat on them than this, don't you?

With the face? 4/10.
Covered face? 8/10.

Case closed.

--Matt

Anonymous said...

"The lawyer who wrecked the Porsche that killed him and a young couple in Las Colinas back in January had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. Pure speculation: Something weird happened in that car."

Look, maybe I'm not an old-school country lawyer who can hold his booze like some people around here, but if I'm at .16% BAC, I'm loopy as a paper airplane in a high wind. What happened weird in that Porsche was that a highly intoxicated driver drove his sports car with an audience of two in it (never underestimate the impact of an audience, with regard to the stupidity of things people will do). Alcohol impairs judgement as well as reflexes and motor control.

wordkyle said...

LOL You guys are just too cute. I do want to apologize, though. By asking you to support your claims I inadvertently tried to push you to do something beyond your capabilities. That was thoughtless of me. Just stick with whatever it is you ARE able to do.

Anonymous said...

1:18 Clueless much?

Psssttt....you aren't required to buy car insurance unless you want to own a car. Oh, and drive it on public streets.

Anonymous said...

I heart WordKyle so hard, right now.

Anonymous said...

Wordy - thanks, we ARE able to rattle your cage.

:-)

Anonymous said...

@2:05
Don't you realize that she "[understands] there are some differences but [the] principal[sic] [is] the same"?!?

wordkyle said...

118 - Thanks for the kind words. I see two main differences between the Obamacare mandate and the auto insurance requirement. First, Obamacare compels everyone to participate. Auto insurance only applies to those who choose to operate a vehicle. Don't own an auto, auto insurance doesn't apply. Second, even if they were the same, states are able to do things that the Constitution will not allow the federal government to do. (Brandeis's "states as laboratories" concept.)

Triple Fake... said...

Okay, my conservative slip is showing, but I don't get what the big deal is with the convention speech and moving the ball game. He's already got the job; in effect all he'll be saying is "I'd like to keep this job four more years." It's not like he's about to become the first half-black president ever...right?

As noted earlier, Justice Kagan heartily supports the healthcare mandate. It seems like a mammoth conflict of interest just to have her on the Court, considering she was a part of Obama's administration

Today's RTG would look a lot better if she wasn't flashing that cheese grater of a smile like it was up for bid on eBay. I hope she's just mugging for the camera, because if that's her normal pose...yikes!

wordkyle said...

227 - Well, there you go. My cage has been really rattled, really hard. And I'm not just saying that to make you feel good about yourself. I mean it. Really.

Anonymous said...

Where is the outrage on the left about Obamacare?

90% of that party lives off the government's teet. No more freeby healthcare fo you.

Inny Minny Miney Moe

Democrats are gonna blow

Anonymous said...

Couple of things...

First, I give you 10-1 odds the lawyer dudes last words were something along the lines of...."watch what this baby can do."

The difference between the Big G. mandating we, the PEOPLE, buy car insurance vs. health insurance. The big difference is, owning a car is optional, living is mandatory, at least for most of us, unless you're dead of course.

Double Fake Dead Bluebonnets

Anonymous said...

WK

Stay haaaaaaaaaaaard bruther.

Double Fake Grubes

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle,

Look up 'Supremacy Clause', genius.

And I'll give you a freebie on the auto v. health insurance argument: Auto insurance is for the protection of third parties, not to force you to protect yourself. So, think of me fondly every time you use it in an argument.

Rage

Anonymous said...

How many teeth are in that mouth?

DF Dr. Dentin Colgate Crest

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle has to be Mz. He keeps noting comment times in eastern standard time, not lubbock time.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the Messenger will report on those folks who commit/attempt suicide because they thought they'd get a little attention and some donations for their family by doing so since the other kid did. Bet not.

Anonymous said...

Single of things
Probably the very last words the lawyer said, in reality, was "Oh Shit!"

Anonymous said...

Wow, good points 6:07 - now let's hear Wordy argue your points....with his boring research.

wordkyle said...

852 - Just out of curiosity...what are you talking about?

602 - Now my times aren't right? What are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

I'm worried.....this blog s gonna shud down the major networks......