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6.08.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • A19 year old from Saginaw is walking to Washington DC with a cross on his back. I don't like his chances.
  • LeBron James is only 27. He was a beast last night. And had a beer poured on him on the way to the locker room.
  • "Spectator at Fort Worth murder trial lunges at defendant." And he was tackled "mid-air" by a bailiff?
  • There's a chance to see a Triple Crown winner tomorrow but it is exactly the kind of event I'll forget to watch. (And when I hear the name of "I'll Have Another", I think of Animal House.) 
  • Mrs. LL sent in her passport with a name change form and she got a new one within three weeks. Everything was great except the new one didn't have her name changed.
  • There was a wreck at 114 and 51 yesterday. Two days ago a lady up at the courthouse was telling us how dangerous that stretch of road is due to the construction. 
  • Is the "Glee Camp" listed in the Update based upon the TV show Glee?
  • Dennis Miller is at the Bass Hall tonight. I wonder what attendance will be like. A humorist who appeals to curmudgeons seems like a tough sale. 
  • If the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case really threatened to sue Alan Dershowitz for slander, then George Zimmerman should be very happy: The government's lawyer is an idiot. 
  • I'll try to find out what the story is with the "not guilty" verdict in the Sexual Assault of a Child case in Decatur. There was a weird vibe around the trial because no one seemed very interested in it. And the jury even seemed different, but I'm not sure I can explain how. 
  • Military suicides has become an alarming trend.
  • There's some kind of bomb threat in Burleson this morning. Developing . . . 
  • In the appeal of the "no body" Denton murder case, the defense asked for four extensions of time to file their brief but after about six months from when it was initially due, it finally was done.


61 comments:

Katy Anders said...

Neither Dennis Miller nor Bill Maher are... funny.

Mean-spirited politically partisan "humor" rarely is.

There is such a thing as political humor. But neither one of them do it.

Anonymous said...

Bacon is not gonna be happy with todays girl not your best BG!

Anonymous said...

Today's Random Thoughts?

Good Job, Good Effort

Anonymous said...

Are you likin the little older ladies now Barry?

Anonymous said...

You don't like the Teens chances...Jesus didn't do too well either so you might be right.

Anonymous said...

Barry
Texas Repub convention in Fort Worth today.
Plenty of crumedgeons for the show.

KILLER said...

Random thought girl .....FAIL

Anonymous said...

I remember commenting about the road construction on thievery blog the day they rerouted traffic at 51/114. Absolute nightmare for people driving through that mess!

Simon of Cyrene said...

Wheels? He gets freakin' wheels?

Anonymous said...

Boycott Dry Creek Bridgeport Gas .40 higher than anyone else in county!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ooh--clever catch, 8:50 AM (Simon of Cyrene)!

Anonymous said...

simon of cyrene....funny!

Anonymous said...

Why is it that I, who has driven 114 everyday for many many years do not consider that road any more dangerous than leaving my driveway in the burb everyday?

Oh wait...I know...I pay attention to road signs and what I'm doing while driving.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Randy girl pic... meh...

but I'd still hit it.

Rex Kramer said...

For a 19 year old to even attempt something like that is pretty impressive.

Alot of us puport to have ideals and or love to espouse them anonymously on websites, but to actually do something about them.

I'm gonna root for kid. I just hope he doesn't get mugged or murdered by the locals if and when he makes it to D.C.

Anonymous said...

That HI-spanic isn't going through Alabama, is he?

Triple Fake... said...

There's nothing wrong with today's RT gal, just like there was nothing wrong with the past two days' offerings. I would label them "user-friendly".

It took me a while, but I finally figured out that the line you're thinking of is: "Thank you, sir. May I have another?" Not exactly the same thing when you consider the context

@ 8:59 - calling for a boycott is unnecessary. If people don't want to pay that much for gas, they won't. Boycotts typically have a moral or ethical reasoning behind them. Plain old high prices tend to work themselves out without any organized effort

Anonymous said...

BG

Most of us in collage have hit better than that on a random drunken Friday Night!

Come on man we look to you for guidance on today’s top standards!

This will not even rank on the bacon scale.

Anonymous said...

Horse racing is an interesting business. Had the opportunity to see Secretariat in his retirement years. Nasty temper. Would take a bite out you if you were close to his paddock fence. But he sure paid off handsomely in the stud fees. And was the progenitor of Seattle Slew.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

SH114 @ FM51 site is typical work of the TXDOT engineer assigned to Wise County. I still think of how many died at FM2123 and SH114 before Bridgeport city officials and the Wise County judge got on his case about it and got the speed limit reduced. It had a downhill grade, curvature of road, heavy rock truck traffic, etc.

While I am on TXDOT's case, you with stop watches on your cell phones, time the yellow light duration on the traffic signal on US 380 near the sheriff's office and compare the results to ITE recommendations. For a 60 mph speed limit on a level grade the standard yellow duration is 5.4 seconds. Even taking .2 seconds off of this time causes a big increase in red light running. By increasing the timing one second above this number the rate of red light running violations and the rate of traffic deaths are greatly reduced. Apparently these are not the results that the Wise County TXDOT engineer seeks.

Anonymous said...

9:48 So you can drink and screw around while glued to some posterboard with random magazine clippings and photos? You sir, are truly talented.

Anonymous said...

What's the irony of someone in college misspelling the word college?

Signed,
Hater of Spelling Nazis but,
found this one funny.

Anonymous said...

Collage huh?

Anonymous said...

@Katy:
So O'Reilly and Miller are unfunny, mean-spirited partisan comedians, eh? Will you put that same label on Bill Maher? Lemme see: mean-spirited, partisan comedian...hmmm...

gern blansten

Katy Anders said...

@10:22: If you read my comment you were responding to, you'd notice I didn't say O'Reilly.

I said Maher.

I hope that answers your question!

Anonymous said...

Construction does not make a road or intersection dangerous. How come hundreds, thousands of vehicles make it through construction areas safely each day? Drivers who fail to adjust or even pay attention to changing situations, or fail to maintain vehicles properly, are the problem.

Anonymous said...

Dear “I who has driven” (9:25),

My buddies and I drive rock haulers for a living. While there are safe truck drivers out there, that admittedly does not describe us. We are paid by the load, so we are in a hurry. We text, drink coffee, and talk on the CB while cruising along at 65 mph or faster. (I’m posting this while driving. Impressive, isn’t it?) Then, of course, there are always exciting surprises, like losing tire tread or getting cutoff by someone whose windshield was just cracked by a rock kicked up by my truck.

My buddies and I appreciate drivers like you: confident, alert, and possessing superior driving skills. We’re glad you’re looking out for us… because we’re not looking out for you.

Double Fake Unsafe Truck Driver

Anonymous said...

Dang gern, try not to be so stupid.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I'll have to admit that down deep I hope 9:25/10:39 dies in a fiery car crash!

Anonymous said...

Disappointed liberals threaten not to vote in November...

Good. You incompetent fools got it wrong in 2008 so spare us with your ignorance in 2012 please.

Anonymous said...

Katy!
That was a golden opportunity! I expected great things there but you let "gern blansten" off easy. You're too kind hearted.

Anonymous said...

Gern,
It's ok to make a mistake. We all do it. But if you are going to attach a moniker to the comment don't call someone on a mistake when it was never made.
BTW....thanks for the laugh.

Anonymous said...

I think todays girls looks fine, but as Jerry Seinfeld says she is a Reject due to her man hands. Just can't have man hands!

Anonymous said...

Rock truck driving is the key driving economic factor in Wise County. If you drive a rock truck, or are a cop, you don't get paid squat, but you have job security in this area for sure.

Anonymous said...

11:00 I'm going to let you slide by on that one because you are just too dumb for me to continue conversing with.

Anonymous said...

I lied one more thing 11:00. You're a Dem or Lib aren't you?

Anonymous said...

Must be junior collage

Anonymous said...

11:58/59, No not Dem or Lib at all, just tired of the dumbarses like yourself on here patting your own back, like you think you are Richard Petty or something.

There are some bad intersections/road conditions in the county, combine that with many large vehicles and a few bad drivers and it really doesn't matter how good you think you are, somebody else can put you in the ditch in a hurry. I guess since you are invincible, the superman of all drivers on the plant, you should have no worries though!

Anonymous said...

That was the golden comment of the day at 10:06!

Anonymous said...

11:58, what are the IQ requirements for conversing with you? I want to see if I qualify.

Anonymous said...

Bacon must still be throwing up, that is one fugly face. Jeez hope you lead us into the weekend with something that doesn't hurt our eyes

Anonymous said...

1:34 I'm guessing common sense will work.

Anonymous said...

1:28 Oh ok. I guess following traffic signs and paying attention to my actions makes me Richard Petty.

HarveyLee said...

You can't possibly think Miller is as nasty as Maher, even if you prefer democrat/liberal viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

Katy:
I absolutely apologize for my mistake! I saw Miller and immediately (subconsciously, I guess) read O'Reilly since they do shows together. My bad, my bad...
Humbly submitted,
gern blansten

Anonymous said...

I saw Miller and immediately (subconsciously, I guess) read O'Reilly since I'm a foaming-at-the-mouth-retard ready to brand everyone who disagrees with me as a liberal, atheist, and/or soft on terror, and have no sense of humor or sense that reasonable minds can disagree without assuming they said what I want to hear because, as I mentioned, I'm a foaming-at-the-mouth retard.

Fixed that for you.

You're no better than wordkylke, whose intellectual (cough) dishonesty knows no bounds.

Rage

Anonymous said...

2:26, No, you miss the point, over your head I guess. It doesn't make you Richard Petty, It makes you Douchey McDouchetard!

Continue to brag about something millions of people do everyday, and continue to feel your special because of it. I hope Joe Duty does a wonderful pictorial when you slip up.

Just because you are god's gift to the modern automobile doesn't mean road conditions shouldn't be improved.

Anonymous said...

3:28 You poor baby. You should go set up camp in front of the DOT offices everyday. Maybe they'll listen to your whiny ass.

Oh, and let me know when you'll be there so I can bring you some pampers and a lollipop.

Suck Suck

Anonymous said...

Rage projecting again, classic! You really should have learned from Mzchief, but I guess personality faults that deep have long since deferred to the ego.

Don't worry about it gern, there is one in every crowd. I found your apology refreshing.

Anonymous said...

The D.C. walker needs to be going faster than a normal walking pace to get to DC at 12 hours per day over five weeks. It's not happening, and if it does...it means they've snuck in some riding time along the way. Which would totally blow up the significance.

Anonymous said...

I just drive like a bat out of hell everywhere I go. The cross I got hanging from the mirror is like an insurance policy from god. I'll be OK but you atheist morons better keep out of my way

wordkyle said...
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wordkyle said...

"wordkylke" Wow. That anti-Semitism can't help rearing its ugly head, can it? Or was it simply a "foaming-at-the-mouth-retard" mistake?

Anonymous said...

3:48, If you do not agree with keeping the roads up to date with population and industrial changes to the area, I'm afraid you better continue to hone your master driving skills, because you will likely need them.

I appreciate a good lollipop, thanks. You can hang on to the pampers, probably need them next time you answer that text while navigating out of the burbs!

Poop Poop

Anonymous said...

My Other Brother Darryl:
"Had the opportunity to see Secretariat in his retirement years. Nasty temper. Would take a bite out you if you were close to his paddock fence. But he sure paid off handsomely in the stud fees. And was the progenitor of Seattle Slew."

Nope. Bold Reasoning was the sire of Seattle Slew. SS was a grandson of Bold Ruler, and Secretariat was a son of Bold Ruler.

Double Fake Penny Chenery

Katy Anders said...

@gern blansten:

Ha. I didn't think too much of it.

Some of the other commenters seem to think I should have really blasted you for it, though.

I don't know whether that means I'm really nice or they're really mean.

Or both!

Anonymous said...

@katy:
Well, getting blasted by rage is like getting swatted by a kleenex. I didn't feel it.
My sole intent with the apology was to APOLOGIZE for misreading your content, and for that I am sorry. When I'm wrong I say I'm wrong. Anyway, thanks for not blasting me! lol

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle should delete more of his comments. He'd be more interesting that way. Looks like gern is headed that direction too, except I doubt he'll ever get interesting.

Anonymous said...

5:56

I love horse talk.

Double Fake Mr. Ed

wordkyle said...

727 - I couldn't agree with you more. You wouldn't believe how many interesting things I don't share with you guys. You'll just have to make do with the scraps I can spare for you, pal.

Anonymous said...

Good Lord. You people are a bunch of idiots. We do not have enough troopers out there to enforce the law. I drive 287 every single day and there is not one day that goes by that there is not a truck out there driving like they own the f'n road. Yes the smaller cars out there should watch out for them because they forget they have turn signals, they forget both lanes are not for them at the same time and the don't really give a crap either way as they are texting and talking on the cell. I know there are many other idiots out there that have forgotten the rules of the road trucks and cars alike. Personally everyone should have to retake the test and driving test every 5 years or so. But really how many lives are we going to lose? Lets get more law enforcement out there. More observent people not afraid to report reckless drivers? More laws out there that will actually be enforced instead of giving the idiots "a break" the law is the law. OBEY IT OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES PERIOD!! And it is up to our justice system to see that those laws are enforced and not make deals! Not to mention grand jury's that actually think about the victims and what is right. Our system has to many loop holes to allow the accused to get off even when the evidence is so overwhelming but let one little thing slip and that is it. Oh gee forgot to read a murderer his rights as he holds the smoking gun next to the bloody body after saying he will kill you in front of 20 million witnesses seeing him do it and the scum defense attorney will suppress that. And....that's all she wrote. A just system...I THINK NOT!!!!!