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4.04.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • One of those news helicopters is going to go down one of these days trying to get footage of a tornado.
  • But that video of the trailers being tossed around like toys in Lancaster is riveting. 
  • Yesterday was bad, but one of these days a massive tornado is going to hit the metroplex. And with subdivisions all over the place, it's going to be historic.
  • I'm not giving Pete Delkus credit for his pre-tornado rants. If anything, it makes us slow to react when really bad weather does bear down on us. (And he warned of the possibility of 60 mile per hour straight line winds. That wasn't exactly Nostradamus-like.)
  • I'm still not sure if DFW Airport was shut down yesterday evening or just most flights cancelled as they were checked for damage from the hail storm that moved through there. (American took 80 planes out of service for inspection.) I mean, there wouldn't be a reason to cancel inbound flights once the storms cleared out. 
  • "God was looking out for us." - A common refrain from those whose homes were badly damaged but spared bodily injury or death. Always, to me, one of the great theological things to ponder.
  • Cops declared a curfew in the worst areas of damage. Honestly, I don't know if they have the authority to do that. 
  • Channel 8 had coverage of a home where two 4X4 boards blew threw a window and pierced a wall. I wish I could find a link to it. Amazing. 
  • Cumulus made an odd decision yesterday when it simulcast weather coverage on WBAP, KLIF, The Ticket, and probably at least two other stations they own. 
  • And I can't watch tornado news coverage without remembering Troy Dungan not being able to find downtown Fort Worth on the map when a tornado was roaring through in 2000.
  • I'm still tracking down the winners of the Liberally Lean Tourney. I've got two identified and should get to the rest today.
  • You could see Baylor coach Kim Mulkey's diagnosis of Bell's Palsy revealing itself on TV last night. I felt sorry for her to have to suffer through that during a career highlight. 
  • And I suppose I'll her from the guy/gal who wants to tell me how so much better UConn was a few years back.  You realize the starting five for the Baylor girls are coming back next year, don't you?
  • Back to weather, here's a really good collection of photos and videos from yesterday put together by Texas Monthly


50 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.6 out of 5
She is smoking hot. GJ BG.

Anonymous said...

You do realize that Brett Griner is a 6 ft 8 man playing womens basketball!!

Anonymous said...

"Cops declared a curfew in the worst areas of damage. Honestly, I don't know if they have the authority to do that."

I feel the same way about health care bro!

Triple Fake... said...

"God was looking out for us, but...He reaaallly didn't care for our house!"

A counterpoint to yesterday’s comments about 4G
This info is taken from an article in last Wednesday’s Wall St. Journal:
LTE is the fastest, most consistent variety of 4G, primarily deployed by Verizon, which offers it in over 200 markets. AT&T has begun deploying it in 28 markets so far.
Sprint uses a technology called WiMax. T-Mobile and AT&T deployed a technology called HSPA+, a faster version of 3G that they relabeled as 4G, and which many technical critics regard as a “faux 4G.”
LTE is often faster than most Americans' wired home internet service.

I don’t have an interest in any of these companies other than being a current customer of AT&T, but considering a switch to Verizon bases on the info in this article

Anonymous said...

I hate to pee all over your prognosticating, but that storm yesterday DID go through the metroplex and tear up subdivisions.

And I heard on multiple news stations that DFW was stopped down to inbound flights because they ran out of space to park planes. Many of the 80 or so planes that were out of service normally would have been gone by the time more inbound flights were moving in.

Anonymous said...

Pete Delkus is the best! He's passionate about his job. If you don't like him, why do you watch him?

Anonymous said...

" I mean, there wouldn't be a reason to cancel inbound flights once the storms cleared out."

Sure, the inbound flights could land, but you have to park them at a gate to deboard. Those gates were already taken with jets awaiting inspection for damage.

Anonymous said...

baylor will be the laughing stock when this is all over.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday was bad, but one of these days a massive tornado is going to hit the metroplex.

Have to agree with the guy who said it just did. Also, see 1957--my mom watched one chew up Dallas from a hill in Oak Cliff.

"God was looking out for us." - A common refrain from those whose homes were badly damaged but spared bodily injury or death. Always, to me, one of the great theological things to ponder.

Really? That seems like a pretty simple case of stupid, to me. Does that mean God disliked the other people? How about little kids who get cancer and die? If God answers prayers or has a direct hand in the workings on Earth, why does he allow things like cancer or tornadoes at all?

I know, I know... we can't presume to know God's will... which is also bullshit. God doesn't kill people.

Cops declared a curfew in the worst areas of damage. Honestly, I don't know if they have the authority to do that.

I bet we would all be shocked to learn how much power the various layers of government have in times of emergency.

And I bet we handed a lot of it over to them after 9/11. Because we were "soft on terrorism" if we didn't.

You could see Baylor coach Kim Mulkey's diagnosis of Bell's Palsy revealing itself on TV last night.

Could you see her diagnosis of "Royal Bitch"?

Anonymous said...

And so everyone today will know what a liar Wordkyle was yesterday when he claimed Bush was always for a constitutional ban on gay marriage, and that he never changed his mind from believing it was a state's rights issue like I said he did:

BUSH SAYS GAY MARRIAGE IS A STATE ISSUE... "The state can do what they want to do. Don't try to trap me in this state's issue like you're trying to get me into." [Gov. George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Larry King Live, 2/15/00]

...BUSH SUPPORTS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING GAY MARRIAGE "Today I call upon the Congress to promptly pass, and to send to the states for ratification, an amendment to our Constitution defining and protecting marriage as a union of man and woman as husband and wife." [President Bush, 2/24/04]


Stop lying, Wordkyle.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen a blow like that since my last encounter with a Hooker from Loves - DF Average Rhome resident

Anonymous said...

8:46Shame on you for saying such bad things about Britney, she is tall and she has made the most of it, I hope no one say unkind things about you as you have about her.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

That randy girl honey has two belly buttons! I'd definitely hit it.

I thought she was Alexis Texas at first, but her booty is too small.

I sure didn't come to Texas for the weather...

The Devil said...

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/arizona-bill-could-criminalize-internet-trolling-184547052.html

I hope we pass a similar law in Texas. I also hope that it includes false claims of serving in the military. I know one troll that would smoke out.

Anonymous said...

Why would god punish some innocent people and "look out" for others?
God isn't real...

Anonymous said...

Oh, look. The Devil comes in to take a swing at Rage again. Just admit that you love the guy! And admit that he's done more for the country than you ever will, instead of making such pissy little comments about him. You'll feel better about yourself if you just come out of the closet.

Anonymous said...

Alexis Texas rocks! Shes the cutie with tha booty!

Anonymous said...

OK I admit, I'm still upset about not being able to get married to my boyfriend.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Tornadoes definitely do some things that people are amazed at after they pass over. Actually, those T-Posts that were shot through the guys walls was a fairly common occurance. Many times, it's pieces of 2X4s that do that. Back in 79 when that huge tornadoe hit Wichita Falls, UNOPENED and still sealed bottles of various liquors were found at a liquor store with gravel and dirt in the bottom of the bottles. There were no signs that there was any damage to any of the bottles either. The force those things generate is tremendous.

The Devil said...

10:16...Rage, nice try, we know it is you.

Anonymous said...

Criteria for determining if a constitutional amendment is good or bad; If it takes something away from the people it is bad, if it gives something to the people it is good. Only one amendment ever took somethig away and it was repealed.

Anonymous said...

I think the Devil's gay side is posting and then he logs in and talks to himself. Get some help Devil!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday reminded me of my first marriage. There was a lot of blowing and sucking and then I lost my house.

wordkyle said...

Putting words into someone else's mouth ain't sanitary. As I think I actually said yesterday, readers should check the veracity of any claims made. Make up your own mind as to what's what.

Anonymous said...

At the end of the day, a. constitutional amendment is the only way to deal with gay marriage. left up to the states, would cause a huge problem when gays wanted divorces. and gay couples crossing state lines could potentially become unmarried instantly upon crossing said state line, thus putting Rage back at square one.

Anonymous said...

Worried about goverment over reach.
Then don't read the executive order
signed by Barry on March 16, 2012.

No Link: If you can't find it
you won't be able to understand it.

DF DICK TATER

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Mulkey's condition. Glad she is still pursuing her chosen profession in spite of it. Makes you stop and think how lucky you are to be walking around without any major ailments.

My Other Brother Darryl

SpanishWarDonkey said...

That is probably the best explanation of the constitution and amendments I've ever heard! The HC law is taking away my right to choose but this administration seems to think its constitutional... Oh the holes that are easily punched in liberal ideas.

Anonymous said...

OH BOO HOO 10:02

Upstairs said...

BG - If you believe that all five of the Baylor starters will be back next year, I have a bridge in Arizona to sell to you. Odds are highly unlikely that Griner will be back. Her goal has always been to play for the team with the first pick in the WNBA draft this year. 40-0. National Champ. No reason to be back. The others, between life and injuries, I wouldn't count on all of them.

The Devil said...

10:51...Again, man you are sick. I bet their is a way I can look at the IP address and compare that to all the posts rage actually signs. Oh, wait, I already know how..... busted!!!

Anonymous said...

Like ol Euell Gibbons used to say "Many parts are edible."

Anonymous said...

left up to the states, would cause a huge problem when gays wanted divorces. and gay couples crossing state lines could potentially become unmarried instantly upon crossing said state line

You mean the states would have to honor the Full Faith and Credit Clause, which was a bridging mechanism specifically intended by the founding fathers to apply to the states? Oh no, however could we let the intent of the founding fathers apply to gay marriage?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Riiight! I'm positive the founding fathers were pro-gay marriage.

Anonymous said...

1:59, I'm positive you only care about the intent of the founding fathers when it benefits your backward opinion. I'm also certain that you ignore Jefferson's statement that the Constitution should be fluid and change with the times.

Congratulations on being such a profound idiot. You're right there with The Devil, Wordkyle, and that dufus who thinks he's smart because he logs in with a Latin name.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"Riiight! I'm positive the founding fathers were pro-gay marriage. 1:59 PM"

Well they were pro slavery...so they've got that going for them.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being such a profound idiot. blah blah blah.
Thanks Rage! If that came from anyone else I'd be insulted.
You lose again.

Consilium ac prudentia said...

Rage, I never claimed to be smart. Just smarter than a lying troll who has anger issues. Now fade back into obscurity and irrelevance hack.

The Devil said...

Rage did you ever find any documentation on what Jefferson's stance was on gay marriage?

Again, I have never spoke out on the constitutional issues you accuse me of. You are fabricating again. I am all for amending the constitition when needed.

Anonymous said...

3:06
Do you know what a straw man is?

Anonymous said...

Did you know that every part of the cattail plant is edible?

Double Fake Survivorman

Upstairs said...

I don't really want to get into this argument but talking about gay marriage and Jefferson is similar to asking how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. Marriage didn't carry with it the rights we think it does. No community property. No retirement benefits. No health insurance from the employer's group. The spouse wasn't going to inherit the property. The better question is whether Jefferson would support marriage as we know it not whether he would support gay marriage.

Anonymous said...

"...readers should check the veracity of any claims made. Make up your own mind as to what's what."-Wordkyle

And lots of references to supposedly stupid things that Palin supposedly said -- without examples.-Wordkyle

Sorry, kids, that won't work. The "See Russia from her porch" Lib meme was tossed out as a serious claim.-Wordkyle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXL86v8NoGk


DF Wordkyle's FOX News Whitewashed Conscience

wordkyle said...

"Check the veracity of any claims made." - Me

Snopes.com: "CLAIM: During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sarah Palin said: "I can see Russia from my house."

* Conclusion: FALSE" (Includes video proof!)

Don't feel too bad, 705...being able to prove your point ain't for everybody.

Anonymous said...

So you refute the authenticity of the video where Palin tells Charley Gibson on Good Morning America that her personal political insight of Russian politics was "You can actually see Russia from land in Alaska"?

Sorry, Wordkyle. You've just lost the last shred of credibility you may have had.

Anonymous said...

Associate Pastor Church of the Subgenius, WK Dobbs, has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt, Palin is really smart. Palin never said anything stupid. Go Palin! Go Pastor Dobbs! Palin is probably the smartest Republican/Teabaggist living today. And, she knows it, along with everyone else. She is the most intelligent Right-Winger alive. Only Pastor WK Dobbs is second as the real truthicater. Learns a lot from radio talk shows when not listening to preaching stations.

Anonymous said...

God was looking out for me too. He didn't even send me a tornado.

wordkyle said...

Hmmm...when caught in, and having been proved to have told, an outright lie, you try to change what the original commenter said and even what I said. Now that's original, right? Maybe if you go through enough versions of the conversation, folks will forget the original statement, right?

Sadly for you, no. The Lib meme that Palin said she could see Russia from her house was thrown out a few days ago as a serious claim, without qualification. (e.g., "Just kidding!") While trying to defend an outright lie, your argument morphed into "stupid things Palin has said/done." At which point I provided examples illustrating that, applying the same standard, Biden and Obama were just as "stupid" as Palin.

Note: I understand that you guys can't leave it at that. In your universe, Palin has to be 100% dumber than anyone else. But I thought I'd take the opportunity to recap what's actually transpired for other folks who are less deranged.

Anonymous said...

Ohh ohh ohh. I can do this too! Hey wordkyle, now go look on snopes for whether or not Bush originally said marriage was a states' rights issue, and then later said it wasn't.

What? You don't want to?

/no shit



The better question is whether Jefferson would support marriage as we know it not whether he would support gay marriage.

Factually and historically, you're absolutely right. But what you're avoiding (and the others cannot see) is that it's a bigger issue than gay marriage, or marriage, or any single issue at all. It's that the way we deal with Constitutional issues is dishonest. If Bush in one breath says marriage is up to the states, and then in another breath says it shouldn't be, that's result-oriented political bullshit. Things either are or are not issues for the states. And if they are, as a general rule, other states have to afford those issues full faith and credit. There are some exceptions to the FFAC Clause, but none as big as the issues involved in marriage (community property, benefits, inheritance...).

You apply the rules. The result is the result.

Rage

Anonymous said...

No one disputes whether you can see Russia from Alaska. You definitely can. The argument is whether you can see it from Palin's back porch. She never said that. Libs are full of shi*. They can't accept that a woman would be conservative and will do anything to discredit her. Nixon predicted that the first female president would be a republican. He was probably right.