8.07.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • I keep the Olympics on in the background, but maybe I should watch more closely. For a second there I thought our two man beach volleyball team lost to Latvia.
  • The new Mathew Perry show "Go On" looks horrible.
  • Viral photo of the day yesterday: A marriage proposal captured in Austin
  • The way Olympic runners slow down in the preliminaries when they believe they are assured of being in the top three is amazing to me. Does that ever come back to bite anyone?
  • When Michael Phelps spoke of this being his last Olympics the other day, he said he was tired of "staring at a black line" for four hours a day. It took me a second to understand what he was talking about. 
  • Sometimes I wish the Soviet Union would get back together just for the Olympics. There was nothing like the feeling of seeing that yellow hammer and sickle on a red jersey.
  • Any show that has a chef who is yelling is an immediate power down for me. 
  • "Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Wake Of Shooting At Wisconsin Sikh Temple."  There really doesn't appear to be any standard that we use.
  • I woke up the other morning really content. Mrs. LL was happy. The Kids in the House had achieved some exciting goals. The Family Pup was asleep at my feet. The house was quiet. Then I asked myself, "Did I turn that water sprinkler off last night?" So much for the moment.
  • I'm so conflicted about  Dena Schlosser being found to be working at a Walmart and then fired. Yeah, she did an insane thing but if she didn't know right from wrong at the time, does that mean she should never work again? (And that was a pretty good "get" for WFAA. Lots of buzz about it this morning.)
  • I had forgotten that Schlosser was found not guilty by reason of insanity by a judge and not a jury. That had to be the equivalent of an agreed sentence --- the State has to consent to a defendant waiving his or her right to a jury. 
  • I've never been in a house struck by lightning but I bet the noise is indescribable. 
  • TCU has a curious standard. If you are caught with a little bit of marijuana in your pocket, you are kicked off the football team and kicked out of school. If you admit to smoking pot, using cocaine, and using ecstasy, there are no repercussions. 
  • For some reason I'm thinking of Big Tex this morning . . . .

35 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
1 out of 5
Not good at all

Right
3 out of 5
She is cute

Not good today BG.

Anonymous said...

There is a standard for Obama ordering the lowering of the flag. If he thinks he can get votes by giving the order then he will do it.

Anonymous said...

You're missing the point on the TCU drug arrests. The ones being punished are the one that were dealing, Casey was using, admitted it, and took the necessary steps as outlined by the university. Maybe you should read their policy before you pass judgement. Let's quit dogging on TCU and move on to something else. You can't stand a great coach who takes a vested interest in his players well-being and being proactive. I bet your precious little bears are squeaky clean. :~/

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure I saw that guy at an OWS protest.

Anonymous said...

I wonder too whether there is a standard. It used to be that flags would be at half-staff for the deaths of persons of national stature or of heroic service to the nation. Now, it just seems to be on a whim and is becoming meaningless.

Anonymous said...

I concur, Barry, we have overused the flying our flag at half-staff. It is almost unnoticed at this point.

Anonymous said...

Left, 8 out of 10

Right, 3 out of 10. She is outside the MET Life ideal weight tables. However, by the comments, I believe men are adapting to chubby women.

I just looked through my 1967 high school yearbook and very few of the girls were as fat as the one on the right of your posted picture.

Anonymous said...

When a black converted muslim shot a soldier at a Little Rock Army recruting station, Obammy was deeply saddened. When a skinhead murders Sikhs, Obammy is deeply saddened. When a rightwing nutjob murders an abortion doctor, Obammy is outraged.

Anonymous said...

How did the little boy in Forestburg get shot. When are the services?

Anonymous said...

Obama is such an embarrassment to the United States. The words that come out of that man’s mouth confirm how classless he is. It’s a shame so many are enamored by someone who does not have what it takes to be the president of the USA.

Anonymous said...

8:59AM...AMEN!! Obama thinks it'll get him votes and that's the only reason he did it!

The shooter was a skin head and white supremist. He was just a NUT JOB. NOT right or left, just a complete nut job as they all are who do something like this.

Bio Dwarf said...

The bubbles in the pic were 'shopped. I can tell from the pixels.

Anonymous said...

Obama, would rather not fly our flag at all!

Anonymous said...

9:12

Previous to Flag Day, June 14, 1923 there were no federal or state regulations governing display of the United States Flag. It was on this date that the National Flag Code was adopted by the National Flag Conference which was attended by representatives of the Army and Navy which had evolved their own procedures, and some 66 other national groups. This purpose of providing guidance based on the Army and Navy procedures relating to display and associated questions about the U. S. Flag was adopted by all organizations in attendance.

Just do a google search on Flag Code. Damn that was hard.

Anonymous said...

There was a one percenter driving through Decatur this AM. A white Ferrari speeding down 287. I couldn't get my phone out fast enough to get a pic.

Anonymous said...

The Dems and liberals have got to be missing a few. How do you believe any of the crap that comes from your parties mouths? How do you do it?

Anonymous said...

Unemployment numbers:

Bush
1/20/2001: 4.2%
1/20/2009: 7.7%
Unemployment Rate Change: 83.33% increase

Obama
1/20/2009: 7.7%
Currently: 8.3%
Unemployment Rate Change: 7.80% increase

or you can compare based on budgets.

Bush II's budgets ran from Oct 2001 to Oct 2009
That was a 5.3% to 10% unemployment

Obama's first budget Oct 2009 to today
10% unemployment to 8.3%

Anonymous said...

What about a little boy being shot in Forestburg? Have not heard about this.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul will ban drugs and save TCU

King Luther Martin said...

He was a right-wing nut job, as anyone who is aware of political philosophies knows that Nazi-ism is an ultra-conservative ideology.

Anonymous said...

And Big Tex is thinking about you.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/sandusky-case-silence-of-the-gays/?cat_orig=education

Anonymous said...

11:38

What flavor of Kool-Aid are you drinking?

And here's a number you need to work into your pointless comparison....0

Anonymous said...

More black babies are aborted in the US than are actually born. All because of the socialist left wing liberal weenies. That kinda has a Hitleresque quality to it doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Looks like Big Tex to me

Fred Ecks said...

Simple: no flag at half-staff for whitey.

Anonymous said...

Big Tex? Do you mean the big guy who welcomes folks to the fair or the bigot who has no welcome for fairies?

Anonymous said...

That's the ugliest two women you have thrown at us in a while.

What the hell is wrong with you?

Anonymous said...

1:48, Well at least you found the silver lining!

Anonymous said...

1:48

Do you have a source you used to reference your facts or are you just pulling them out of the air because Joe Bob told you that at the cafe this morning?

Anonymous said...

Barry, why didn't you tell us Dewhurst and Obama were two peas in a pod?

Anonymous said...

3:21, I am using Harry Reid's sources. Some guy on the phone.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 1;48!!! Some things are not a bad decision.In animal life some eat their young.Works out well for the continueing species.

Anonymous said...

Only a football player can get a free pass on doping.An only if he really has something to offer the team.

Anonymous said...

Does the Wal-Mart employee have a lawsuit over an unauthorized photo?

Anonymous said...

It's pretty clear to me that Romney probably didn't pay ANY income taxes in recent years. He played the system -legally but possibly unethically. Just let's just see his returns. Simple.