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7.03.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • A female middle school principal in Saginaw is put on administrative leave because she and her daughter conspired to video record in the locker room during halftime of a girl's basketball game to "get something" on the coach? That clear?
  • Saginaw murder <--- I wrote those two words last night to remind me to create a bullet point this morning about it. Now I have no idea what I meant. 
  • After the Obamacare ruling, I've never seen so many people become constitutional experts so quickly. 
  • I record This Week With George Stephanopoulos but rarely go back and watch it. But I glanced at the "round table" segment on it last night and was surprised to see Keith Olbermann on there. I couldn't concentrate on what he was saying, however, because he looked HUGE at that table. (I meant to get a picture.)
  • Someone told me yesterday that the 17 year old who was shot dead in Fort Worth had over 3,000 Facebook friends before she was killed. That's not normal, is it?
  • Rangers play-by-play guy Dave Barnett has "chosen" to take a leave of absence for the rest of the year after his verbal 12 second meltdown a couple of weeks ago. Conspiracy theory: It's the last year of his contract and the Rangers don't want him back regardless of his health.
  • Tom Cruise turns 50 today. Mrs. LL told me last weekend, in light of his break up with Katie Holmes, that she'd leave me for him. I don't recall hearing a "just kidding." 
  • Whatever happened to the lawsuit against Domino's Pizza when one of its delivery guys was murdered in a "bad neighborhood"?
  • The Tarrant County DA's office will post the pictures of those arrested for DWI over the 4th on its website. Shameful. Since hiring a PR person, they have done a full court press to promote the DA and the DA website. (I noticed they will have a news conference today at 10:00 a.m. to also promote the DA the "no refusal" holiday. But since those news conference aren't really news anymore, they will have a prosecutor have his blood drawn in front of the cameras in an effort to get someone to show up to cover it. No word of whether a dog and/or pony will be on stage.)
  • The New Jersey Nets did some crazy trades yesterday (Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace) in an effort to re-sign the free agent targeted by the Mavs, Deron Williams. If they pull this off while Cuban is jacking around with Shark Tank, Cuban will get roasted. Please. Please. Please. 
  • Lots of groups reading the Declaration of Independence tomorrow. Sounds good in theory until you realize it has 1,323 words in it. (I watched the reading of it bring a raucous Tea Party rally to a screeching halt one time.)


47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can you find us a pic of the shooting victim from saginaw this morning?

2:47 PM

Anonymous said...

She sure is fond of little guys

Anonymous said...

Rod,you need to quit focusing on unhappy things and redirect to happy things like the Beatles "Til there was you" which will always bring a smile to that negative puss of yours

Katy Anders said...

I have noticed the same thing about all of the Constitutional experts.

Normally, I can't get people to understand law well enough to even understand why a parking ticket is technically "criminal" or what the difference is between a church wedding and a JP wedding, and this week, I have folks lecturing me on the intricacies of the Commerce Clause.

Experts everywhere!

Anonymous said...

Barry, if Mrs LL does pack her bags to join Tom in Hollywood, don't worry. Rielle is back on the market and unattached.

DF John Edwards
footloose & fancy free

DLW said...

Do you reckon the Fort Worth DA's office will post a retraction and a picture of the arresting officer on those cases that are rejected or dismissed or result in an acquittal?

Anonymous said...

Is your wife willing to put up with a strict Scientologist?

And possibly something else that he is rumored to be?

The Jackal

Triple Fake... said...

conspiracy theory on Dave Barnett:
doesn't make any sense. If the Rangers didn't want him back, they would just say so. Not necessary to fabricate a story for that, or use his medical condition as an excuse.
I would be greatly disappointed if he didn't return next year. I like the way he talks...mmmmm hmmmmm... and he has an economy of words, unlike Buzz, who over-describes every play (Hint: We can see everything that's happening. Stop with the radio announcing!) Buzz' big advantage is that he's a former Rangers pitcher. It usually makes for amusing banter when Mac joins them in the booth

Triple Fake Snow Monkey

Anonymous said...

Re: Legal Experts

Sorry Barry and friends, in a democracy the ignorant masses have a right to express their opinions. And in the case where they are the majority, they have the right to force their views on the lawyer/elite. Obama does not subscribe to this principle. In the case of Obamacare the ignorant masses were in the majority and opposed it's passage into law but Obama/Hitler said screw you, I know what is better for you.

Anonymous said...

And possibly something else that he is rumored to be?

If he doesn't know the answer to this, I bet he tries to find out soon. (Let her go watch Magic Mike. Maybe then you'll get a chance to find out.)

Rage

Anonymous said...

The "saginaw murder" never happened.

There was a thuggish shooting and beat-down at some video arcade(?) Store in the diamond hill/ northside area.

It was wrongly reported in saginaw since "saginaw main" runs directly into cowtown.

...and what if I get fainty from needles? I mean, I still have to drive after I give blood on a queezy stomach? What if I pass out and kill someone?

Anonymous said...

So called Facebook Friends are easy because they will `friend' other peoples friends and relatives, whether or not they even know them. So my 60 friends can be your new friends and each of my 60 friends will make them 4200 plus or minus more friends and it keeps going.

I suppose it makes them feel special to have so many Friends!

Anonymous said...

9:25 That's an interesting understanding you have of the USA. Wrong, but interesting.

"...majority...have right to force their views on the lawyer/elite." At no time in its history has the USA been a majority rules nation. We have a Constitution and it must be followed, whether it's agreed upon by 1% or 99%.

Agree or not with Obamacare, you need a lesson in basic government.

Anonymous said...

Dave Barnett said yesterday on the ticket that the Rangers won't let him back until they know "exactly" what is going on so it won't happen again.

I believe there is a bit of a nice conspiracy theory going on here... they are "using" that incident to move on.

But the problem is.... the domino effect on radio is much worse. The new Chorpus Christi announcer is a fish out of water on radio... monotone and boring without personality and without insight.

DLW said...

I emailed the Publicity Lady for the Tarrant County DA's office to see if the website would post the names of those arrested whose cases were dismissed or who were acquitted.

Here is her answer: "Names and ages are public record"

Anonymous said...

Did you see they finally caught the guy who had been on the run b/c of a bond mix-up (50,000 instead of 500,000) who robbed the lady of her ring in the Whole Foods parking lot in Plano?

Ratherbesailin' said...

Are Ron Howard,"Opie," and Jim Nabors, "Gomer,"now the only surviving original cast member?

Andrew Kuppinger said...

Most high school kids have 5000 friends. She seemed like a great girl. Sad deal. Very.

Anonymous said...

YEA for Tarrant County I agree with posting pics. If your that stupid to drink and drive then you deserve your picture plastered everywhere!

BigTex said...

"Saginaw murder <--- I wrote those two words last night to remind me to create a bullet point this morning about it. Now I have no idea what I meant."



Are you refering to the ape attack that happened at the game room north of Saginaw?

Anonymous said...

9:43, we elect people to represent us, not to rule as dictators. I view it very simply as in this example: Three out of five people send one of their group to vote for them. The person they send should not vote his personal values but the values of the majority in the group of five. If he cannot do this then he should quit and turn the job over to someone who can.

Liberals think they know what is better for conservatives and are willing to manipulate and force their values on them, regardless of who is in the majority. So we have Obamacare.

Anonymous said...

10:38 you make no sense. Dictators? Firstly, since a Dictator is an individual solely in charge, we can't have "dictatorS".

Which law are you thinking about that was created by solely one person? The healthcare law was passed by the House, passed by the Senate and signed by the President.

Your example is fine...it's just not the government we have in the US. Never has been. I will say that I am surprised that you consider the personal values of the candidate meaningless.

The next time an elected US official resigns b/c he/she can't vote for what the majority of his/her district/state wants will be the first time.

Certainly you see the foolishness of a majority rule nation in which we all have the opportunity to vote on our smart phones on every law.

As for your last sentence..."Pot, meet Kettle". Let's see... anti-evolution, anti-contraception, anti-environment, anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion, etc. Far be it from the Republicans to "force their values" on a majority they don't agree with.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't BigTex know we all came from apes.

Anonymous said...

Talk about thunder from down under...

Check out the "Buxom Bandit" Bubear. She will be in need of legal representation before long. You may want to get crack'n on the Aussie Bar exam.

Anonymous said...

Tex....just because four young Afro males walk into a store, shoot, rob, and beat beat people does not give you an excuse to call them names.
Instead we, as white folks, should look at ourselves and see how we made it necessary for them to murder.

Anonymous said...

11:17= attention whore.

When Making sense isn't cool...just say what 11:17 says.

Anonymous said...

I went to a party naked with a tator stuck to my thing.I was a Dictator.

Anonymous said...

11:17, you have confirmed my view that liberals want to rule over the ignorant masses - dictator or dictators, whatever grammar you want to teach me today. I might move out of the ranks of the ignorant if I accept your dominance.

Anonymous said...

From FoxNews Article:
Also last month, a grand jury in Texas' Lavaca County declined to indict the father of a 5-year-old girl who found a man molesting her behind a barn in Shiner and beat him to death, determining he was within his right to use deadly force.

Anonymous said...

The Principal worked in EMSISD but she was a School Board Member in Argyle where her daughter went to school and the coach worked when this took place! Another example of a School Board Menber out of control.

Anonymous said...

Thank God her daughter isn't a cheerleader........or is she.....?

Rex Kramer said...

Anonymity is at times a useful device, i.e. posting/responding to backpage.com ads, but for the Head Start dropout who posted @1020:

"YEA for Tarrant County I agree with posting pics. If your that stupid to drink and drive then you deserve your picture plastered everywhere!"

I'm pretty sure you represent everything that is wrong with this country.

Anonymous said...

11:17 - good post and touche'!

wordkyle said...

"...I've never seen so many people become constitutional experts so quickly." Now, is this entirely true? Do all those people present themselves as "experts," or are they discussing a very tiny, specific aspect of the Constitution about which they have educated themselves given recent events? (e.g., the Anti-Injunction Act.) A person doesn't have to be, or present himself, as an "expert" to learn about, form an opinion on, and discuss a small part of a bigger subject. On the other hand, "experts" often hold different opinions. Obama, a university-level instructor of constitutional law, said the individual mandate was not a tax. Chief Justice Roberts, another expert, said it was. The SCOTUS attorney argued that it was, and Donald Verrelli, attorney arguing for the Obama administration, said both that it was and that it was not. None of the experts predicted Roberts's decision. So being an "expert" may be overestimated.

Anonymous said...

...and what if I get fainty from needles? I mean, I still have to drive after I give blood on a queezy stomach? What if I pass out and kill someone?-9:42

Trust me, if they are drawing blood, you ain't driving anywhere for the rest of the day.

Consilium ac prudentia said...

Wordkyle, what I believe our esteemed blog host is trying to say is, "you who are opposed to Obamacare and disagree with the SCOTUS ruling should shut up and let those of us who are legal experts tell you what the Constitution says." Liberals believe that no amount of education makes you an expert or even as intelligent as them unless you agree with them. Then you are an expert at everything.

Anonymous said...

11:17 and 2:44= same idiot.

Anonymous said...

Word-please remember your audience.
You think Barry ever reads these posts that completely demolish him and hesitates approving them?

wordkyle said...

CAP - You're right, of course. And if I were actually addressing BG, I'd probably just say, "Really?" But I enjoy pointing out Liberal overstatements. ("Republicans want to kill women/children/senior citizens! "Republicans want dirty air/water/food!") Hold a magnifying glass to most Liberal arguments and you can see they're made up of insubstantial fluff.

Anonymous said...

"Trust me, if they are drawing blood, you ain't driving anywhere for the rest of the day."

Why wouldn't I be driving after they draw blood from me?

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:52:

I agree that Big Tex goes overboard with the name-calling. Don't worry, he's just shock value.
However, your other statement: "Instead we, as white folks, should look at ourselves and see how we made it necessary for them to murder."

WHAT!? Listen, I'm white and I didn't do anything. Those people made their choices to break the law. They should be punished accordingly, not coddled because they had no daddy or whatever.

gern blansten

11:52 AM

Anonymous said...

I'm confused on the principal situation. What has she done wrong?

Is there something to this other than having a recording device in a locker room?

Other than being sneaky, recording devices are in locker rooms all the time. Have you ever watched a Rangers , Mavericks, or Cowboys pre-game?

Anonymous said...

I had the same reaction re Keith Olbermann when watching the Sunday Morning Roundtable. But it's real -- according to Wikipedia, he's almost 6'4".

Anonymous said...

Roflmao

Anonymous said...

I enjoy pointing out Liberal overstatements. ("Republicans want to kill women/children/senior citizens!) - wordkyle

Yet you have absolutely no problem with Republicans making the same statements about Democrats. I don't recall ever seeing one of those patented Wordkyle link filled responses when Sarah Palin was screeching on about Death Panels for Grandma. That's why everyone thinks you're a political Stooge.

DF Shemp Howard

Anonymous said...

10:03, "Gomer", Jim Nabors died years ago. I believe you're thinking of Goober. I think he is still alive.

wordkyle said...

1245 - tsk, tsk. Do you even know what I've already said about the "death panels" observations? Just because you don't recall seeing it doesn't mean it didn't happen.

P.S. Ted Kennedy's "Robert Bork's America" speech in 1987 pretty much typifies the Democrat approach ever since.