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5.04.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Seminar Day Two.  I left this morning wearing jeans and a pretty sporty shirt (if I do say so myself.) Mrs LL looked at me like I was heading out for a night on the town. 
  • The "biggest moon of the year" will be this weekend.
  • There's always a bright "star" that is the first to appear in the western sky this time of year. This week I learned for the first time that it is not a star but a planet. 
  • Without looking, I'm not sure I could name a single superhero making up The Avengers. When was that group popular? (Now if you want me to name the Super Friends, that'd be easy.)
  • I saw the aftermath of a big wreck in Arlington yesterday on I-30. One of the vehicles was a yellow taxi van that looked like it had rolled. That made me cringe. Any change a passenger(s) was wearing a seatbelt in that?
  • Yesterday at the seminar, there were two lawyers from Central Texas (man and a woman) sitting behind me who seemed to know each other and both were staying at the hotel. The guy was whipping that lady's arse with lame conversation like nobody's business. When they returned from lunch I heard the guy say, "Where were you? (Laughing) I thought you were avoiding me." I bet she was.
  • He had a holster for his phone. But he also has an iPad. 
  • When you overhear criminal defense lawyers talking about prosecutors, the greatest seal of approval you will hear is that the person being discussed is "fair and honest." 
  • There's a female lawyer who is an in-studio Fox 4 consultant for the Deion/Pilar Sanders ongoing soap opera. I'd take her a lot more seriously if she wouldn't say "you know" like a teenager every thirty seconds.
  • If Kim Mulkey could walk out onto the court and challenge every call, she would have been Mrs. LL's opposing softball coach last night. Sheesh, lady. This ain't Game Seven of the World Series.
  • Morning News today: The son of a guy who was part of the French Army defeated in a battle by Mexico (which was the origin of Cinco de Mayo) moved to Bridgeport back in the day and bought a coal mine. 
  • Did you catch the angry Mark Cuban dropping F bombs last night as the Mavericks were getting blown out? That made me giggle a little bit. Can't stand the guy. EDIT: Animated GIF!!!
  • Has he had botox injections? 
  • "Is this a sign of the changing of the guard?" - Announcer last night when Oklahoma City got out to a jaw dropping lead. Answer: Absolutely.
  • Seven items in today's Update promote fundraisers.
  • Fun to play with: Radio Time Machine.


35 comments:

RPM said...

Hey Venus?

You never heard of Ironman? C'mon Barry you listened to The Zoo and Q102 even if you didn't read comics. I know you know who Bruce Banner is, don't make me angry...

Mark Cuban should have been dropping F-Bombs. Last night the Mavs just plain rolled over and gave up.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
3 out of 5

Right
4.6 out of 5
Store bought but I do not care!!! HOT HOT

Anonymous said...

Watching Lauren Przybyl on Channel 4 this morning and missing Megan Henderson. Ms Przybyl is looking thick..

Anonymous said...

Holy Watermelons Batman!!!

RPM said...

Billy: Real or store bought. Do I care, Pete?

Pete: You do not.

Anonymous said...

Happy Star Wars Day. May the Fourth be with you!

Anonymous said...

May the fourth be with you.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Cuban has had injections. He is just getting "fat head". Keeps the skin tight.

Anonymous said...

I also wondered if Mr. Cuban had gone to the botox needle. Face appears just a little too waxy & smooth. Whatever happened to aging gracefully?

My Other Brother Darryl

wordkyle said...

Invalidating a claim I made recently, I'm introducing politics: I guess your seminar prevented you from touting the "decline" in unemployment to 8.1%. People are catching on to the fudging of that number, though. Investors Business Daily reports "The civilian labor force shrank in April by 342,000 workers, and remains below where it stood when the economic recovery started 34 months ago....Had the labor force not declined, unemployment would have been 8.3% in April, instead of the 8.1% reported."

Other interesting notes from that story: "Compared with June 2009, the month the economic recovery officially started, the labor force has shrunk by 365,000, a trend that has never occurred in any post World War 11 recovery."

"Economists note that the shrinking labor force has masked the true size of the unemployment problem, since
people who quit looking for a job are no longer counted as unemployed."

"In fact, [if] the labor force participation rate had stayed where it was in June 2009, the unemployment rate would be around 11%."

Now...I wonder how the mainstream media will report the numbers? "Declining unemployment rate benefits Obama"? Or "Declining workforce hurts Obama"?

Gary the Graboid said...

A two day seminar? Does this mean that we can anaticipate lots of wild ass theories and junk science from you over the next couple of months?

Anonymous said...

Was there a vintage train going through Bridgeport yesterday before noon? Heard the sound for some time but sure sounded like an old train whistle and the rumble of a steam engine.

Anonymous said...

I heard the same "expert" on the Sander's divorce and had the exact same thoughts. You would think that some producer would check her out before they put her on the air to determine if he head is full of air.

Anonymous said...

Man, I think Bacon is running a little low today. I would go 4 (L) and 4.5 (R).

To spice things up, can we institute a combined score? I will start with a 17.5

That's 4 + 4.5 + 9 (out of 10) for teamwork.


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Anonymous said...

Wordklan gives me tired head.

Anonymous said...

IM BUYING A DAMN BOAT!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle once again attempts to hijack a post. Of course he could have posted it on his own blog, but then nobody would see it.

Anonymous said...

I guess Bush only gets credit for killing Bin Laden, but is absolved from the trends he began years ago that led to the greatest recession/depression since the 30's.

Stop lying, wordkyle.

Rage

Anonymous said...

If Bush started a trend, Obama
turned it into a way of life.

Public debt first 43 president's
combined........ 6.307 Trillion

Project 1st term debt under the
big 0........... 6.477 Trillion

Upstairs said...

Charles Barkley's comments about the Mavs were so infuriating last night that it made the game that much more unbearable to watch. They gave that guy an Emmy and now he is even more obnoxious.

Anonymous said...

I love the Mavs, but a "changing of the guard" is probably overstating it a bit. The Mavs won the title last year, yes, but it was because they brought in Tyson Chandler and, also, JJ Barea played a big role in support. I wouldn't have necessarily called them "the guard" though. Go Mavs!


gern blansten

wordkyle said...

1054 - I'll dispute the "once again" viewpoint but you're right about the rest. BG normally posts the unemployment announcement, but apparently couldn't today. Call it my response to an implied Random Thought.

Anonymous said...

Seriously Bacon? I'd give the one on the right a -1! That's one ugly mug. Bad enough it could be a former dude.
The one in black now... how bout ya!!

Anonymous said...

Project 1st term debt under the
big 0........... 6.477 Trillion


Are you counting the TARP funds approved by Bush, and for which John McCain suspended his presidential campaign so he could get to Washington to "make sure this historic piece of legislation passes"? You know, legislation that Republicans voted for almost unanimously?

Because I know you wouldn't want to mislead anyone into believing that all of the current debt is Obama's fault, right?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Counting all the food stamp tramps
thats for sure.

Anonymous said...

Barry, did you see the story out of Florida of the tourism director who is alleged to have used taxpayer & BP Oil Spill funds to purchase his home and a 700K boat? Man, that is brassy.

My Other Brother Darryl

RPM said...

Everyone wonders why nobody shops Downtown Decatur anymore. It's because of businesses like A#1 Auto Glass.

Last month I had 1 windshield replaced and a small 1/4 inch rock chip repaired in another. They never properly fixed the rock chip even tho I was told "satisfaction guaranteed". It was still visible like nothing had been done. I told the installer it wasn't fixed when he finished the job and he asked me if I had a drill and bits so he could fix it right. I didn't have what he needed, but a professional installer should have brought the tools he needs with him. He said wait a couple weeks and call if it wasn't better.

30 days pass and I call them back to tell them I'm still not happy with the repair. The lady tells me to bring it in and they will fix it. I drive to Decatur and she is gone. The same repairman that did the job is there and tells me it's fixed as it's gonna get. He has 15 years experience and it's fixed. I told him apparently it wasn't fixed because you can still see it. It's only 1/4 inch long, not a major crack and it is certainly small enough to fix if done right.

The guy refused to even walk out and look at it. He told me if I didn't like it to "get the **** out of his office and don't come back". No problem. I won't spend another dime with A-#1 Auto Glass in Decatur.

Anonymous said...

Guy in Florida didn't buy it
for himself, just didn't get
approval to buy it for county
promotion. Either way he is gone.

wordkyle said...

What constitutes "almost unanimously" to some creatures? TARP Senate votes: 6 Republicans for, 34 against. : House votes: 91 Republicans for, 108 against.

How much the Democrat-controlled Congress added to the debt in the two years before Obama took office -- $2 trillion -- is another conversation.

Anonymous said...

Remember to vote for Decatur School Board!

Anonymous said...

Wordy - have you ignored the reduction in government employees under Obama? You do know that Bush greatly expanded public employees. If the current administration and state governments and schools had not reduced public employment, the unemployed numbers would be much less. And by the way, Obama has sent many more illegals home than Bush. In addition many other illegals have gone back voluntarily. The problem there is that now the American "workers" won't do those jobs so many jobs go unfilled. So many factors Wordy likes to overlook.

Anonymous said...

R P M You cannot fix a broken windshield only hide it.I'll bet they don't care if you ever come back.They are not maricle workers.Next time throw a rock at it and blame it on a truck.

Anonymous said...

10:25

So, "auto glass repair" is a lie? If that's the case, seems to me that a company who offers such "repairs" could be in big trouble...

wordkyle said...

601 - Good points for discussion. I'm not sure, however, what your point is. "Public/government" employees are on the federal, state and local levels. The federal government has added over 123,000 jobs since Obama took office. (Source.) So the decline you mention is solely at state and local levels, and I'm not sure how much of that is due to the "current administration." Please expand on what your point is.

As for the deportation comment, are you saying that because illegals are sent to or are leaving for their native country, that unemployment increased? Please explain.

Anonymous said...

10:25, if it's impossible to fix a broken windshield how does a 13 year old kid do in under 90 seconds?

http://youtu.be/QXFocQ2UK9E