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6.06.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • A criminal defendant slugged his lawyer in Dallas yesterday.
  • Two young girls sat in a booth behind me at lunch yesterday and I heard the following: (1) "probation", (2) "foster care", (3) "signing rights away to grandparents", (4) "baby daddy" - multiple times, and (5) "I don't think things through before I do it."  I'm making none of that up.
  • I'm still unimpressed about Venus passing in front of the sun yesterday. It may have been a "once in a lifetime" event but that still doesn't make it spectacular. 
  • Some knucklehead carrying a load hit the overhead railroad bridge on 114 by the Speedway last night. The highway is closed in both directions and traffic is being rerouted. (But that bridge has a clearance of less than 14 feet.)
  • After watching the final four teams in the NBA playoffs, this question comes to mind: How in the world did the Dallas Mavericks win that thing last year? 
  • Call me old, but the "lenseless" glasses the NBA players are wearing in post-game press conferences are silly.
  • Mrs. LL went out for a jog on Saturday and the next thing I know we are out $40 for a bike from a garage sale she ran by.  But it was a heck of bike for $40. 
  • I wonder how many people have drowned at Wise County Park over the years.
  • Had a client who was incarcerated who wanted me to arrange for him to be married while he was up at the courthouse for a routine court appearance. 
  • I remember the old Caravan motel sign on Jacksboro Highway in Fort Worth as a kid, and I swear I saw an exact replica of it not far from Cowboys Stadium the other day.  
  • I don't know why I thought it was so funny that the kid was yelling, "Good job! Good effort!" at James and Wade last night. 
  • I'll swear if Freddy Krueger made an appearance in my home, all the Girls In The House wouldn't react  as violently as when a spider makes an appearance. 




66 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Pink
1 out of 5
No NO

Right
2.7 out of 5
She is cute.

Anonymous said...

The Caravan had at least two and maybe more motels along Hwy. 199, the old east-west strip between Fort Worth and Dallas before I-30, including the one on Jacksboro Highway and one near Cowboy Stadium in Arlington. Those had jumping ballrooms back in the day. What a cool throwback to the good ol' days.

Rex Kramer said...

Were you having lunch at one of those places that offer a complimentary buffet during lunch hours??

Anonymous said...

Both are bacon fat.

Anonymous said...

I think the sign was moved to Arlington....http://www.flickr.com/photos/trywhistlingthis/3709178024/

Anonymous said...

RMT is making the case for the mayor of NY.

What is that? The 'No Muscle Tone - Outta Shape Contest'?

Anonymous said...

Correction to my statement about the Caravan sign..must be a different sign. the old one had 4 palms...Arlinton has 3 palms. I am pretty sure the one in River Oaks is not there...will look and research.

Anonymous said...

The FM 156 and RR bridge over SH 114 is a bottleneck and has been since it was built probably back in the 50's. I've heard that the stretch from there to where it goes 4 lanes at the Denton / Wise line to the west will probably never be widened because it's in an unpopulated part of Denton county in which the county has no constituents to please. How does that work on a SH? Does the county have any jurisdiction or say so?

wordkyle said...

"WALKER SURVIVES"?? Walker beat the Democrat 53%-46%. "Survive" is hardly apt. Maybe dominates or cruises or crushes opposition. This was billed as a "Tea Party vs. Union Workers" battle. Especially given the margin of victory, are unions relevant any more?

Anonymous said...

It's a small world. I lived 15 minutes from Stevens Point, WI. Great beer made there, called Point Beer.......

Anonymous said...

Very true at the Venus / Sun thing.....

I looked hard at the sun yesterday for 30 minutes.... I couldn't see anything different.

I don't know why, but I think my vision has an eclipse right now....

Anonymous said...

the legal height of cargo is 13'6"

Anonymous said...

Word: He survived so drop it and quit trying to make something out of it it's not.

Thanks for your attention in this matter.

Anonymous said...

"Two young girls sat in a booth behind me at lunch yesterday and I heard the following: (1) "probation", (2) "foster care", (3) "signing rights away to grandparents", (4) "baby daddy" - multiple times, and (5) "I don't think things through before I do it." I'm making none of that up."

Barry, do you NOW realize what your esteemed liberal philosophy has brought upon us?

The Jackal

Anonymous said...

No, Wordy, unions aren't relevant anymore. You aren't either.

Anonymous said...

Barry must like the girl in pink, this is at least her third appearance. And I think Bacon rated her higher last time, too.

I would have paid my ex $40 to get her ass off the couch. At least you got a bike out of it.

Rage

wordkyle said...

"make something out of it it's not" - Such as...? If you don't like the subject matter, blame our host. He devoted a post to the subject yesterday, and his front page of choice today headlined the subject. It's not my fault Democrats suffered a huge loss yesterday.

932 - I never wished to be the subject under discussion, so my lack of relevance is a given.

Anonymous said...

Unions are relevant if you fly. Fly cheap die cheap when your plane is maintained overseas.

Anonymous said...

Word: Typical sociopathic response by blaming someone else.

Anonymous said...

Some knucklehead carrying a load hit the overhead railroad bridge on 114 by the Speedway last night. The highway is closed in both directions and traffic is being rerouted. (But that bridge has a clearance of less than 14 feet.)

Probably the "professional" driver from yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I really don't think that a margin of less than 10% can be called a stunning victory. I know that our last few Presidential elections have been decided by much thinner margins, but it has to be tough to govern in a situation where 45% of the people voted against you.

wordkyle said...

10:03 - Any evidence that union maintenance is superior to non-union maintenance?

Anonymous said...

9:32 I like your style.You're very simplistic but valid comment hit the nail on the head.

I wish I knew you better.

Anonymous said...

10:03, sorry but everything is outsourced to China. That decision was made when Hillary Clinton was on the Walmart board of directors. Is she pro union? Obama supports illegal immiagration and fights Arizona to keep them from blocking the border. Do you think Obama is pro union? Just ask a carpenter who loses his job to a wetback who walked across the Arizona border. If we did not have wetback labor then the hourly wages of carpenters would be higher. Houses would not cost more, they would just be smaller.

Anonymous said...

10:21, True...just ask Osama bin Obama.

Anonymous said...

The Tea party screwed Texas Teachers, worse than any DHS Senior.

Anonymous said...

Every time a news item pops up regarding a truck hitting a bridge with a load too tall, I think back to the loss of John LaBella about ten years ago in Dallas. Freaky accident. LaBella & Rody on KZEW was a piece of radio history that I fondly remember.

Always catch myself eying trucks as they go under bridges & estimating their height. Have seen a few that gave me pause.

My Other Brother Darryl

wordkyle said...

1012 - Sociopath?? That's a new one. Although I certainly didn't blame anyone -- only those who had a problem with the subject matter were directed to our host.

1021 - Stunning is probably not the right word (notice that I didn't use it, you did.) Democrats might have been stunned at the extent of their defeat. I'd think overwhelming, thrashing, smothering or any number of other newspaper high school sports adjectives would be appropriate, though.

Anonymous said...

10;29 , yes...AA at Alliance vs, Valujet 592 contractors.

Anonymous said...

Say what you want, but since we can't all be the Decatur rich Wagner mansion wannabees like most of you act like on here, some of us turn to local union halls like the Pipefitters in FT Worth, just to learn a trade after high school and earn a living. They teach you a trade, send you to school, and you work hard to earn your journeyman card. Then when your pipes fail, you call one of us "union thugs" who learned our trade there to fix something you probably screwed up in the first place, but I guess you are happy some of us "thugs" took it upon ourselves to learn a skill in the union hall and the high schools thru FFA. Thank You to the Ag teachers and union.

Anonymous said...

My hat is off to anyone who slugs a lawyer

Larry Green said...

The Caravan on Jacksboro Highway is being replaced by a Quik Trip.

The Caravan in Arlington was featured in an episode of the 2010 TV series The Good Guys that starred Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitfield.

The signs are similar but different.

wordkyle said...

1044 - May I assume you're not referring to American Airlines 191?

Anonymous said...

It'd be pretty funny if that guy was in our jail and Barry got assigned to him and Barry jumped in the courtroom when that guy went to shake his hand.

Anonymous said...

The Caravan in Arlington has been there at least as early as 1960.

Anonymous said...

10:52,
I do my own plumbing. I went to college, work in an office and still know how to plumb a house. So your trade is irrelevant to me.
Have a nice day

Anonymous said...

Kudos to 10:52. You are what keeps America working and nobody understands the need for unions better than the folks that work for a living rather than sucking their money from the folks like you that do the actual work.
Hmmm, makes me wonder what Wordy does for a living. Probably a day trader or a Hedge fund manager if I had to guess.

Anonymous said...

Unions are still needed, but they need to be reformed. Union quality has been slipping, and they also protect lazy employees. Wasn't the way it used to be.

wordkyle said...

11:22 - I wish.

Anonymous said...

In no way should a union be needed.
They lower the quality of the product.
Make the plant less efficient.
were created to drain money from the taxpayer.
Promotes laziness.
Kills work ethic.
And protects worthless pieces of crap.

Are you so scared of your talent that you feel you need to be protected?

Anonymous said...

11;52, and you still SUCK!

Anonymous said...

11;52, and your high and mighty ass still brags about all the vacations you took flying an airline maintained, served, and piloted by Union labor that got you home safe. Members in our ranks include former NFL players, College graduates, Ex Navy Seals, etc, and they all do a professional job. www.flysafeamerica.com

Anonymous said...

Hey all of you union thugs, the Republicans are not trying to bust the public sector unions. They are just making them pay for their fair share of their medical benefits like the rest of us. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

.12:29,
No one commented at 11:52.
Can members in your rank tell time?
Just a little FYI... You know how we can tell you are of low intelligence? Because you defended a Union. (just for future reference there)

The airlines are well run DESPITE the unions.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the unions do a wonderful job of helping the airlines stay profitable!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re: Defenders of the Unions... Guys, you need to figure out your enemy. Quit whining to us about inept management, owners, how you are needed today, essential, blah, blah, blah. Understand this; there are plenty of highly successful non-union companies out there doing very well. You can't spin control it away, hide them, etc. They are there, people work at them or know someone who works at them. When you guys go off on a union rant about GM, AA, etc. most of us are politely keeping quiet while on the inside we think you are spoiled.

You want a real enemy to worry about? Worry about overseas mfg. Cause Americans prove time and time again that they will buy cheap first vs. American. And last I checked, your Unions weren't doing anything to staunch that flow.

Anonymous said...

Tyson Chandler

Anonymous said...

The unions once had character. Then they sold out to the Democrats and now do not represent the workers. Hence we have our trucks assembled in Mexico City and our unemployed auto workers taking government handouts. The men working on the Dodge assembly lines in Mexico City do not pay income tax to the U.S. nor do the unemployed Americans sitting on their butts in Detroit. Instead of income tax money going from the workers to the government it is flowing the other way - government to unemployed union worker. This is very stupid. Since the government does not have money to pass out to all the unemployed, it borrows from China who has all the dollars it made selling junk to Wal-mart. Yes, this is stupid. We need Donald Trump.

Anonymous said...

11: - Word calls himself a writer, but he obviously does little of that outside this blog.

wordkyle said...

220 - Actually, I describe myself as a very good typist. You'll note that my typing on this blog is way above average.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 1:55, but NRS only has so many openings.

Anonymous said...

Yes 1:40, they do. Look at swa.

Anonymous said...

10:35

When Bush was POTUS and the Republicans had the power on the Hill, teachers were bombarded with emails about electing Democrats so they could fix the issue with teachers being unable to collect social security earned by a spouse.

Once Obama was elected and the Democrats gained control of the Hill-I've not gotten a single email about the subject. Oh, and nothing changed in regards to the Social Security situation.

BOTH parties are full of crap. They say what people want to hear, and then they do what is best for their own political careers.

Anonymous said...

3:09, Their profitablity had more to do with fuel hedging than anything. Once that went by the way, their profits dipped considerably.

Anonymous said...

Yeah the Venus crossing the sun thing is absolutely ridiculous. Venus does not "cross" the sun; or interact with the sun any differently than it has done for however many billions of years. There will always be some location in the solar system from which it appears Venus is crossing the sun. We just don't happen to be that spot very often. No different than when a plane appears to cross a full moon. The plane is not interacting with the moon in any way.

Anonymous said...

3:28

How long has it taken you to come to that conclusion? Is it not obvious that politicians give lip service to get elected and then do as they please once in office.

Anonymous said...

4:11, a legacy of employees first had a lot more to do with it before the fuel hedging. Well known for their great work enviornment, and community projects. They don't treat people like Walmart does.

Anonymous said...

4:57

I came to that conclusion around 1976 (I was 15)-and it irritates the fire out of me when others can't seem to see the same thing.

Nothing is going to change until the size of the government is reduced-and those in power are not going to let that happen.

Anonymous said...

328..we know we have been robbed by our own government and it ain't gettin betttr, itz wurkn jes lakk it posed to..fooo..

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Touché, WK.

Anonymous said...

the governments/kings have notoriously kept it's citizens dumbed down for centuries..give us some statutory law regarding keeping people/sheeple from being able to be well educated by rule of the government..example: slaves weren't even allowed to read and write, and who decided to let women.....do all the stuff they weren't allowed to just a short time ago?

Anonymous said...

lets end womens sufferage now!

Anonymous said...

blogging at nite is more fun than makin love to a grouchy old woman

Anonymous said...

9:04

What did you do to cause her to be grouchy?

Anonymous said...

American 191 was a coverup. A Tulsa mechanic committed suicide over it, and a manager all of a sudden got a nice little piece of property near Broken Arrow. Wonder who it was courtesy of?

Anonymous said...

219 i wanked at her!