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10.16.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Del Frisco's Restaurant Group reported a quarterly loss of $2.3 million. That can't be good.
  • That's awful (and strange) that they can't find the body of the kid at Possum Kingdom Lake. 
  • A deputy shot a guy near Krum  yesterday but for some reason we don't know the names of either the shooter or shootee.
  • I finally watched the end of the Cowboy game after everyone was yelling about the time management. Holy, cow. I see why.
  • But someone came up with this Flavor Flav idea to help Jason Garrett with time management. 
  • I watched Bernie over the weekend. If you grew up a protestant in a small Texas town, it is a must see.
  • If you looked up and saw that the Chargers led the Broncos last night by a score of 24-0 and went to bed, you'll be very surprised by the result.
  • Do some people get ill so gradually that they don't realize it?
  • For some reason, I'm not particularly interested in the presidential debate tonight.
  • The Family Pup got a high tone haircut. She almost pulled a John Edwards yesterday. 
  • The Mavericks suspended a player for going haywire in the locker room during a preseason game? That had to have been bad.
  • I heard once that if a helicopter lost power that it could still be landed safely. I wonder if that is true? Not all the time of course, but that it could be done.
  • Just how many people attended those Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society meetings?
  • Last week a couple of kids were mauled by some Rottweilers in Fort Worth. The headlines the next day were that the dogs "might" be put down. Might? Is there any question.
  • This so called "Libya-gate" just won't get any traction and deservedly so.  I bet every embassy everywhere routinely asks for more security. 





46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Romney is going to win in a landslide. A groundswell of good is taking place. Sit back and watch.

Anonymous said...

The chick is very hot.

Libya-gate shouldn't go away. It is obvious there is a cover up. People and family members need answers. As a lawyer, you should place yourself in others shoes. The families of the dead need answers, but they are getting lies and run around. Hillary and Obama are out of their league. And no, I would guess otherwise on asking for more security. How many volatile situations were occurring at embassy's over the world. Well, we know of one, and additional security was denied them.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
2 ou of 5
Not good BG

Anonymous said...

We understand your apathy Barry concerning the "debate" tonight. Of course, the forum is anything but a debate. It would be more entertaining to watch a rerun of Joe Biden act like an idiot while another candidate speaks...and of course enjoy the lack of leadership by the bimbo moderator at the vice-presidential "debate".

Anonymous said...

If you're ever in a helicopter and the pilot yells "auto rotate!", start praying.

I did.

Not sure it helped, but I'm here.

Rage

wordkyle said...

"I bet every embassy everywhere routinely asks for more security." But how often does the President come out and falsely blame a video for an attack rather than our enemies?

Hillary's already fallen on the sword to protect Obama before tonight's debate, so that's settled. (Prediction for the best exchange of the night:
Obama: "It wasn't me! Hillary did it!"
Romney: "Go to your rooms, both of you."

An easy way to get drunk: Take a shot every time Obama says "forty-seven percent," "inherited," or "millionaires and billionaires."

Anonymous said...

Only the owner or a judge can have the dobies killed immediately after an attack. Procedure is to quarantine 10 days..then it is decided what to do...if no one objects the owner can get them back, but the I believe they have to check with the DA. Sometimes they hold them until any criminal charges are made. Most of the time the owner request them be put down immediately, like when the other dog last month killed the baby..it was the owner not the authorities who had him killed.

Anonymous said...

I was at an airshow at Bell Helicopter years ago and one of the pilots shut off the turbines and auto rotated to the ground and skidded to a stop.

Anonymous said...

I am writing a book and looking for more info on the Waggoner mansion, and a tour if possible. Gathered as much as possible, but dead-ended at Phil Luker's grandson occupying the house. Any contact info would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

My prediction for the election: Romney will win the popular vote by a landslide, but will lose in the Electoral College.

The way the system is set up, is an epic failure in today's society. With the technology we have now, every vote should count. Period. Every vote should count.

The Electoral College also affects the number of people that actually vote. In a predominately liberal state, conservatives feel their vote is wasted, and vice versa.

If BO wants to make a real change, do away with the Electoral College. Use the popular vote.

The Ghost of Gary Powers said...

It didn't work for me.

Anonymous said...

If we had a Republican president in office and a Democratic challenger, we would be hearing about Libya gate morning noon and night. It would be on the New York Times front page everyday and lead the nightly news until the election.

Anonymous said...

National security breaches never get any traction when there is a Democrat in the White House. The African embassy bombings in 1998 didn’t get much traction either and also not much of a response from our philanderer in chief, unless you count destroying a pharmaceutical factory in the Sudan. Of course three years later we know what happened. When we put people in the White House who will cut the military, ignore security breaches and basically whistle past the grave yard, this is what you get.

rangerjim60 said...

Hey 8:58 - Goota make a trip to the liqour store. My blood alcohol content should be .213 tonight after the debate.

Bacon scale 4.78 out of 5

Bacon scale after the debate
5.9 out of 5

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I think Hillary just gave that little Libyan embassy episode some traction! Ask yourself what your response would be if this happened under Bush.....It would be end of the world, impeach him time! Just admit your bias, it is so obvious. The trouble is when you become so biased that your completely blind to the truth...and I think you are getting close.

You don't want to watch the debate tonight because you know Obama might get crushed. The Obama camp already laid out their strategy in the media....I think Romney will be ready.

Anonymous said...

When a helicopter autorotates it's trading altitude for rotor speed (it get faster as it's falling like a rock). At the last second (you only get 1 shot at it) the pilot trades that rotor speed back in for lift using the collective and , hopefully it slows the helo enough for a safe landing. Of course if you are too low to autorotate (below 1500ft), you just crash.

DF Whirlybirds

wordkyle said...

921 - One objection that immediately jumps out under your popular vote idea is the number, duration and expense of recounts that would inevitably occur. Think of the Florida 2000 recount and litigation process and multiply that by every voting district in the United States.

Anonymous said...

Your dismissal of the apparent coverup is evident of liberal blinders. Be objective.

Anonymous said...

If Obama got wasted on his white house brew, stumbled out on the south lawn and took a dump on Michelle's turnips, scaled the perimeter fence and ran down Pennsylvania Ave naked, singing Gin and Juice, all while being filmed in HD, I can guarntee you that story wouldn't get any traction either.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

9:21, Read this blog post by Lew Waters. You might learn something. http://lewwaters.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/the-columbians-hate-fest-with-the-electoral-college/#more-9103

9:27, Didn't WJC get accused by the cable news chattering class of "wagging the dog" with the response to the Kenyan and Tanzanian embassy bombings? Read Steven Coll's "Ghost Wars." It'll explain why Bin Laden lived another 13 years to create all kinds of mayhem.

Anonymous said...

I personally have no expertise in the subject, but I understand that the electoral college system prevents the highly urbanized states from being the only ones to matter, preserving some share of influence by the more rural states. I can't explain it, but I have read that's a big reason the founders set it up.

You don't care too much about the debate tonight, I wouldn't care to see a rematch between my beloved Horns and Zero-U next Saturday. Is there a connection?

Those that are saying the press would be acting differently re: Libya-gate if the incumbent was a Repub are spot on. And that's a subject that in a perfect world would not be influenced by partisanship.

Anonymous said...

People that get ill so gradually
they don't notice are called liberals.

Anonymous said...

I took my pants and spun them over my head and yelled autoeroticism or somethin like that and skidded to a stop one time.

Anonymous said...

8:32

You are living in a fantasy world.




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Anonymous said...

10:53:

Don't get me wrong. I totally understand how the EC works, and why it is used. I just foresee that in this next election, we are going to see a huge discrepancy in the popular vote and the EC.

If the popular vote is for Romney, and the EC total is for BO, do you think the R's will throw as big a stink as the D's did with G.W. ?

Absolutely.

Anonymous said...

You neo-con republicans forget Reagan's nickname teflon. His failures and cover ups of the Beirut marine bombing and the Iran arms deal were monumental.Every President has trouble admitting mistakes Clinton, Nixon, Johnson,Bush 2(many times!) and Obama. Just find it insulting when people cry foul if the 'media' doesn't pursue something they view as a scandal or error on the part of a politician they don't like but want to hid everything or scream politics when its their boy in the wrong.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why the playing field can't be equal. Tonight’s presidential debate will be won by Obama. The Town Hall type forum will have the Liberal media CNN Reporter Candy Crowley as the moderator. She gets to choose the questions from the audience before hand. Now how fair is that? Who decides these things? This will be interesting and you will never convience me that Obama doesn't have the questions and answers before the debate even starts. I promise you will see a different more confident Obama in this debate, thanks to liberal Media.

Anonymous said...

Tonight's moderator is ugly. Mamas don't let your daughters grow up to be Democrats:

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/the-gop-has-a-feminine-face-finds-238867.aspx

wordkyle said...

1057 - Your idea is correct. Since the Electoral College is based on the number of each state's Congressional Representatives and U.S. Senators, and each state has two Senators regardless of population, the EC gives less-populated states more influence in presidential elections.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, do you not listen to those hearings, even the summary? Our President is SO CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN on this deal, and should take responsibility. NOT pass it on to Hillary. Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Obama will still be our president in January 2013.

Anonymous said...

I was going to turn the game off at the half but remembered the better Manning was still playing.

Anonymous said...

11:45

But not in February.

Anonymous said...

Dead Kidney, I didn't say President Clinton did not get any criticism for his virtual non-reaction to the African Embassy bombings, I just said it did not seem to get much traction in the liberal media. I would wager that most democratic and independent voters probably do even know about the embassy bombings and that they were apparently a precursor to 9/11, because the liberal media did not harp on it day after day after day as they would have had a Republican been in the WH.
9:27

Anonymous said...

Is BHS student body really being punished by not being allowed to attend the pep rally next week? Tell me this is a rumor!

Anonymous said...

The Family Pup got the neighbors dog pregnant?

Anonymous said...

9:15 - There is a great deal of information about the Waggoner family in the book: Thistle Hill; A Cattle Baron's Legacy.
I don't believe the book is in print any longer, but there is one on amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Thistle-Hill-Cattle-Barons-Legacy/dp/0877061130/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350408703&sr=1-1&keywords=Thistle+Hill

Good luck in your adventures!

Anonymous said...

9:15
The docents at Thistle Hill in Fort Worth may be able to assist you...

Andrew Kuppinger said...

On the heli thing. It can be done, but survival rate depends on the helicopter. When you are in training to fly helicopters you practice dead stick daily. I think I will stick with my wings though.

Anonymous said...

Is the RTG named Terra, or is that name of the motorcoach?

DF Rick Steves

Anonymous said...

You heard right about BHS student body! They acted with great disrespect and rudeness during the last pep rally! They deserve to be banned during the district wide pep rally. There is something terribly wrong with a lot of our youth today and how they act!!

Anonymous said...

WK

Very disappointed in you this time. The electoral college is based on the population of each state determined by the most recent census data.

This will roughly equate to the number of US representatives in Congress by state, but has absolutely nothing to do with the number of Senators per state.

Come'on man!!!

Anonymous said...

4:34
That was a pep rally? Lmao!! What a joke! Just like how the rules change depending on who u are at BHS! Didn't a cheerleader get kicked off the team a couple of years ago for going to a party? Did the rules change this year? How bout we start punishing those who break the rules regardless of who they are and stop taking school spirit away firm everyone else?

Anonymous said...

4:34, look for more of that behavior in public school. School has become nothing but robot factories churning out test takers. The problem is that kids aren't robots and because they are human beings, they are responding to how they are being treated. I teach, but I spend more time feeding data junkies (principals) and documenting the latest education fad is working than I do on real teaching. I still am occasionally able to shut my door and teach real lessons and that will keep me going until I can retire. Kids are acting out in mass for a reason.

wordkyle said...

707 - Sorry you're disappointed. You might want to research "electoral college." If what you find differs from what I said, let me know.

Anonymous said...

8:58, BHS is a joke...they need new administration from the school board to the super to the principals...RIDICULOUS!!! A lot of parents are trying to boost morale by trying a 'paint the town maroon' campaign...give me a break it is too late for these kids...better start at middle school NOW!!! These HS kids have no respect for the teachers, staff and admin and righfully so! They have seen the double standards first hand. As you mentioned above a student was removed from the cheer squad a couple of years ago for attending a party that had alcohol but the cheer sponsors daughter got a ticket at a party for 'minor in consuption' and is still on the squad....It matters who you are!!! DOUBLE STANDARDS!!!