4.03.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Jim Nance called the National Championship game last night and gets to do the Master's this weekend. I wonder if he likes that gig?
  • The Ticket's Corby Davidson played Pebble Beach last week. The green fee? $495. And that didn't include the tip for the caddie. (Assuming he tipped - which is not a given.)
  • It's amazing how a story like seven shot dead at an Oakland college becomes the fourth or fifth story on television news.
  • Mrs. LL managed to lock both sets of her car keys in the car yesterday. 
  • My iPhone now says "4G" when in Decatur. Have we had a change?
  • A "football play" used in a high school basketball game went viral yesterday. Hey, it was an all-star game which means the defense didn't care (not to mention the 10 second back court violation that was ignored.)
  • I noticed that the Tarrant County Grand Jury didn't indict a woman who (probably accidentally) had a gun with her at DFW airport and also failed to indict a Keller teacher who allegedly had sexual relations with an 18 year old student who wasn't part of his campus. It wouldn't surprise me if they aren't going against the DA's recommendation in those two cases.
  • Do people really pay attention to the Wise County Youth Fair?
  • I love this forecast just posted by Pete Delkus on Facebook: "Damaging wind (60mph straight line) and large hail (quarter to half dollar size) are the main severe concerns but an isolated tornado CANNOT be ruled out." I'd like to add that a flood for forty days and forty nights CANNOT be ruled out either.
  • An interesting fact that means nothing: The last six times Kentucky won the basketball championship the Yankees won the World Series. 
  • A Texas private investigator is out promoting a book "O.J. Is Innocent And I Can Prove It." Why, why would anyone book him on a radio show? (I'm looking at you WBAP.)

52 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale


Left
3 out of 5
Not bad

0 out of 5

1 out of 5

Right
2 out of 5

Not the best pic BG.

Anonymous said...

I am loading the Delkus ark two by two now.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

ATT uses an HSPA+ netowrk, which can, under correct conditions, and with the right hardware, actually operates at speeds faster than others "4G." There is no regulatory enforcements of 4G, only that it is the 4th generation of wireless technology. So, ATT worked with Apple to make this tweak. The iphone does not work on LTE, which is what most people consider to be 4G. It's mainly a point for ATT to help push iphones over their competitors, but it does have some validity.

Anonymous said...

The youth fair is a commerical venture (read Decatur C of C) and as that it works......

As a educating influence.......it basically says Mom and Dad must buy a winner to start with, do most of the work......and pray you make the sale or you have lost a ton of money. Not a good business model.

Each year as I attend the sale to purchse an animal (a form of charity)I am always amazed and the number of kids who are actually afraid of their animal as the walk around the arena.......exposing just how involved they have been.

Anonymous said...

10 second back court violation??

Anonymous said...

Love the one on the left. OUTSTANDING!

Anonymous said...

If you watch the video and count when the kid gets the ball...it is only 7 seconds until they get the ball across half court. There is no 10 second violation. The video is great...no matter all stars or not...perfect!

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Little jealous that "The Snake" is more popular than you counselor? Damn sure looks that way... And I have what I believe to be a plausible theory behind meteorologists going overboard: some dumbass got hurt in a severe storm/tornado then got themselves an ambulance chaser to sue the weatherperson that didn't tell them how severe the storm could be... I mean God forbid common sense prevail...I shall await your rebuttal.

Anonymous said...

Here's a little something for all the "show me where the Constitution says that" morons, who, ironically, are the same morons who say they want to get back to the intent of the founding fathers (I'm looking at you, Devil):

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/03/opinion/granderson-presidency-rules/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

Rage

Anonymous said...

Yep, backcourt violation. The first player takes possession at roughly 0:06 on the clock. The 10 second count starts. He passes to another player in the backcourt. the 10 second count does not reset because of the pass, it keeps running because the ball is still in the backcourt. Finally, the long pass down court. The 10 second count stops when the player catches the ball in the frontcourt at about the 0:16 mark, not when the ball crosses the half court line in the air.

It looked like roughly 13 seconds to me which exceeds the 10 seconds you are allowed.

Anonymous said...

8:59: oh, how I'd love to know who you are! We need to talk! Too bad you weren't around to buy my kid's animals. I'm even more disheartened by you comment of mom and dad doing all the work! I'm also a product of this program and can assure you, I did the work! Now, will I tell you my parents didn't help? No way! It was truly a family project, but from the time my ass stepped off the school bus until well after sunset, my butt was in the barn, working! I'd love to set you up with a few families in Wise County where you can go and see these kids in action. Not only do they participate in this program, but most likely, they are involved in MANY other things, and are probably graduating at the tops of their classes, too! So before you say you are basically giving to charity, why don't look at it as supporting champion kids?! I totally understand your comments, but so hope you understand it's not ALL of them! Just an FYI: families aren't in this for money. Oh, sure, it's nice when a little rolls in, but anyone in this to make "bank" should just forget it. These kids are learning things about life, not to mention making friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Can't put a price on that!

Anonymous said...

The Ticket's Corby Davidson played Pebble Beach last week. The green fee? $495

I can't remember the last time I listened to The Hardline (Greggo, Rhyner, and the Snake). They're the bestest.

Anonymous said...

You can rule out the 40 day
40 night flood. Genesis 9:12-16

Anonymous said...

10:07 must be a supplier of the overpriced show animals or a teacher in the Ag department. Either way, you are just wanting to protect your source of funds.

Anonymous said...

10:24, only if you believe the Bible is literal. Otherwise, it's still a possibility.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage, what planet are you from?
Your comment and your link don't make any sense when put together.
Maybe you were just thinking one thing and typing something else. Or maybe you're just a knucklehead.
Kinda like the esteemed author of the compelling opinion piece you linked to.

Anonymous said...

Who in their right mind would believe anything from CNN?

Anonymous said...

Rage,

I see nothing wrong with those proposals. But until they are instituted, the government still has to follow the current constitution. I resent being called a moron just because I believe in the current constitution. What do you believe in, the constiitution of 2025? That kind of makes you the moron.

The Devil said...

--(I'm looking at you, Devil)

I like the switch from lobbing childish insults at me to pure fabrication... nice, your parents must be so proud.

I challenge you to find one post that I have ever made in reference to the founding fathers intent with regards to the Constitution. Little timesaving hint, do not bother searching this blog, try the voices in your head, preferably the one's that made you fondly think of me this morning.

Anonymous said...

11:11

You entered in the jackass show?

Anonymous said...

My kids have shown in the Youth Fair for the past 8 or so years. They did almost all of the work. I wont say I didnt help. When you have a younger child you do help some. These kids spend alot of their time in the barn. They dont have time to get into trouble, they make good grades etc... Kids in this area can use what they learn. Its not like were raising many pro athletes here. If you wonder if people pay attention go out there on Thursday evening. There will only be standing room, if that!! Good Luck Wise County Youth Fair kids!!

Anonymous said...

10:07

8:59 and 11:11 must be liberals because they tend to accuse everyone of doing what they would do if in their position. He/she would have someone else do all the work and then take the credit at the end. Typical of liberals. They have no concept of hard work and accomplishment. Just the stolen kudos at the end.

Anonymous said...

Rage,
once a troll, always a troll.

Anonymous said...

8:59 and 10:07 are both right. Many families do participate in this and the kids do learn from it. But what I hear from many is that the parents are the ones who want the participation in the Youth Fair. Their kids may do the work, but that's not all there is to it.
Since Wise County is no longer the agrarian society it was, why don't we add more categories? That way more kids could take part. Mine couldn't because we live in town. Maybe in the food areas, it could be expanded so that more boys would take part. My kids couldn't have the animals, but hey, use some imagination and include others.
We have so many new people to our county and it seems like the only kids in the Youth Fair are from older families. Let's try to get more involvement and interest.

Anonymous said...

$495? I'm assuming that includes a happy ending at the 19th hole.

10:13

Its obviously been awhile since you listened to the Hardline. Greggo has been gone for years.

Anonymous said...

Your comment and your link don't make any sense when put together.

Sadly, some of my intended audience is too stupid to make the connection. Is it odd that I miss wordkyle? I'm sure he's spent after spending yesterday trying to defend Palin though.

But until they are instituted, the government still has to follow the current constitution.

You mean the one that changes based on Supreme Court interpreting today's needs? Just checking.

I resent being called a moron

I tell you what--you stop being one, and I'll stop calling you one.

just because I believe in the current constitution.

Funny thing is, I bet you know as much about the Constitution as this guy does the Ten Commandments:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/180282/september-05-2008/better-know-a-district---lynn-westmoreland-update

Rage

Anonymous said...

Youth fair is like most anything else you get out of it what you put in to it or you find what you are looking for is your glass half full or half empty.

Anonymous said...

12:33 I encourage you to contact the Wise County Extension office or your local 4-H organization. There are numerous categories in the youth fair that aren't geared toward livestock. Some examples are art/photography, food, textiles, dog show, etc. You don't have to live on a farm to get involved.

Anonymous said...

Ok Rage, I give. how could a gay guy at CNN and Stephen Colbert be wrong.
Actually, now we know how you became a colossal moron.
Have a good one dummy!

Anonymous said...

09:58 by your account the first player took possession at the :06 mark and the player down court took possession at the :16 mark yet you determine it was 13 seconds??? Did you go to school in Decatur or Bridgeport?

Anonymous said...

1:06--I know this now, but do the kids know this? do they have to be in 4H to find out? I taught in the school and didn't hear aboaut anyy of this. It's not well-advertised. Mostly we hear about the livestock and outrageous prices some kids get for cakes.

Anonymous said...

Rage, with your logic (or lack of) we should all act on what we want the laws to be, not what they are. You sir are a complete idiot and don't deserve the time you get here. But unfortunately, the constitution (1st amendment) says you have that right. Until the Supreme Court takes that away, too. And how dare you presume to know what others are thinking or know. Only a fool thinks they know it all. So if the shoe fits...

RPM said...

Little jealous that "The Snake" is more popular than you counselor? Damn sure looks that way...

Donkey, I'm pretty sure he's in the "How in the hell does Corby stay on the air" crowd. "The Snake" should change his name to "The Snore".

Haven't listened to The Hardline since they canned Greggo but kept all his drops so they would still have something funny.

Anonymous said...

And how dare you presume to know what others are thinking or know. Only a fool thinks they know it all.

I didn't say I knew it all, just what you were thinking--which is quite clearly not very much. Duh.

Rage

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

50 MPH Winds today? Check.

Ping Pong Size Hail? Check.

Isolated Tornados? Check.

Delkus? Win.

Anonymous said...

I got your second rule right here! Who give's a rat's ass?

wordkyle said...

How to reduce unimportant distractions.

Anonymous said...

Rage,

You crack me up. You can't refute my argument so you bait and taunt. Evidence of a dunce.

Anonymous said...

Wordy is well known for getting his butt kicked by Rage, so he just stopped trying. Call him a troll if you like Wordy, we all know why you stay away from him!

DF Taking Your Ball And Going Home

Anonymous said...

Man,I wish i would have got that piece of plexi-glass installed in my stomach.


Rage

Anonymous said...

1:53 watch the video.

My keyboard should have typed the 0:19 second mark, making a difference of 13 seconds, 19-6, but the '6' key is jealous of the '9' key and jumped ahead of him.

Consilium ac prudentia said...

While Rage has a bit of a disconnect between his comment and link everyone should take a second to read the actual article. While I despise Rage and his condescending, holier-than-thou attitude, we should not allow that to distract from the article. There is a certain amount of sense in that article and I believe that if the authors suggestions were to actually be put in place it would greatly benefit our country. People like Rage want to create strawmen by accusing conservatives of never wanting to change the Constitution. Rage, I don't believe you will find anyone on here that believes that amending the Constitution is wrong (maybe there are those pissed about ending slavery or granting women the right to vote but I have never met one). The problem lies in the liberal desire to destroy the Constitution and change it on a weekly basis to suit their political needs. Our founding fathers created a document that is unique and has made our country the greatest country in the world. Don't believe me that this is the greatest country in the world, then name the one you believe fits the category and TYA on over there.

Anonymous said...

People like Rage want to create strawmen by accusing conservatives of never wanting to change the Constitution.

Not at all. I think you absolutely want to change the Constitution. And I bet you even want to do it in the same way as your savior, GWB:

1. "Marriage is an issue for the states to decide." --George Bush

2. Massachusets passes law allowing gay marriage.

3. "We need a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage!" --George Bush, the reformed states' righter




I believe this is the greatest country in the world, dip shit. And unlike you, most likely, have served to protect it. I don't want the Constitution to change weekly, I want it to be consistent and not change based on every right-winger's whim.

Rage

wordkyle said...

As with all claims (including mine,) interested readers should check for themselves the veracity of statements made.

Example: From the Republican presidential debate, June 13, 2011:

JOHN KING, moderator, to all candidates: "Are you a George W. Bush Republican, meaning a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, or a Dick Cheney who...[said] same sex marriage should be a state's decision?"

Consilium ac prudentia said...

Hey look everybody, I can debate like Rage. "You're a dipshit, you're a moron. Hey dumbass, I served in the military. I have multiple doctorates, I'm a lawyer. You're all stupid. You agree with me?! Your an idiot! You disagree with me!? You are stupid." Really, Rage do you actually have anything intelligent to say? BTW, while you like to remind everyone of your service (likely as a cook if you even actually served) don't ever assume you know what I have or have not sacrificed for my fellow countrymen. The men and women of the Armed Services I know don't gloat, brag, or hold it over anyone else's head and would be deeply ashamed of your self righteousness, as should you.

Anonymous said...

1:11-----so sorry you didn't know about other things in 4-H for your kids. Can't imagine in Wise County how that could happen as these categories in the youth fair have been there for years. Also, in your school, FFA offers many things besides showing. My kids were in both organizations as each offer different activities, while they both promote leadership and utilize the same skills. No reason they can't do both if they are in the right grade in school. Hope you get the info you need/want, and good luck to them!

Anonymous said...

11:11----wrong on both counts! I we have never sold an animal to a student, but have volunteered many hours supporting in many ways! Showmanship clinics, driving kids, and even supplied a meal or two to our kids and many others at a stock show----youth fair and major. Too bad you don't have something to do with your time to help produce kids who will be productive members of society! I wouldn't trade a minute of the 1000s of miles we've traveled with kids, the sleepless nights (or dang uncomfortable sleep) in trailer lines, the cold water wash racks when it's 20 degrees outside, the spending the night in a cold barn because the roads were too icy to get home,............the list goes on! And id like to think we've been a part of making memories for these kids, too. So see, you dont have to be an animal breeder or a teacher to influence kids! As far as the money goes......too bad an outsider can't see what really goes on behind the scenes. It would change your attitude toward the whole thing! Some of these kids do this all year long and on a scale much larger than the Youth Fair.

Anonymous said...

Youth fair is awesome. Its where the jocks get their ass kicked by girls.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

The ten second rule wasn't that egregiously violated. From the time that they secure possession of the ball to the time that it's released for the ally-oop is 10.59 seconds. You ain't gonna hold a piddlin' half a second of those boys, are you?

Anonymous said...

Bacon's about right on this one. The girl on the right would be higher, but for her stupid facial expression that encourages feminists everywhere to flatten their hand in an involuntary urge to slap it off of her.

Anonymous said...

I posted the 11:47. I am a breeder and I have donated an animal to a child to show next year. This is a good animal and I hope it does well. This is not always about the money!! Its about alot of other things. Its about the quality time you spend with your kids, like in another post. Its about a learning experience for the whole family!! As in another post there are some animals you can have in town if you want to get involved in that part of the Youth Fair. You can have rabbits, chickens etc... Part of the perks of being in a small community!! And of course baking, dog showing, photography. You do need to be part of 4-H, FFA or FCCLA to show. These are all great organizations!!