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12.24.2012

Random Monday Morning Thoughts




  • What? I'm here on Christmas Eve? Yep, once again I prove I'm the hardest working man in show business.
  • I sometimes try to wrap my head around basically everyone I've ever met celebrating Christmas today and tomorrow. It's hard to do. 
  • The house is quiet right now with everyone asleep. This may be the best part. Then again, it's not. 
  • Changing gears, Mrs. LL and I watched Bowling For Columbine (I had seen it before.) I had forgotten that Charlton Heston's "from my cold bare hands" speech before the NRA was 10 days after the Columbine massacre. That kind of explains their low profile these days. They've learned. 
  • There was an out of control wedding reception at the Worthington Hotel in downtown Fort Worth on Saturday with what sounds like a massive police response. 
  • I looked forward to this four day weekend and then I ended up sick as a dog on Saturday.
  • Mrs. LL bought one of those blood sugar dohookies and she's been stabbing me all weekend. The readings aren't out of control but in the midst of my sickness I had a drop of 50 points in two hours. 
  • I think she enjoys stabbing me with that thing. 
  • From the Cowboy game: Tony Siragusa Vs. Moose Johnston Ugly Christmas Sweater-Off Competition. I vote Moose. 
  • We've got some type of critter in our attic. The Others In The House have been trying to convince me but I finally heard. Definitely something running on top of our kitchen ceiling. Almost want to unleash the Family Cat on it. 
  • You'll still hear people say That A Wonderful Life is shown countless times every Christmas season. That hasn't been true since the early 1990s before a copyright was successfully enforced. 
  • I watched some of the high school championship football games on TV this weekend, and I couldn't help but take note of a Vince Young starter kit who was absolutely fantastic. Jerrod Heard of Denton Guyer, only a junior, ran for five TDs and threw for two others. I looked him up to see where he plans to go to college. I'll be dang: The Evil Empire. 
  • And in the final minutes of the final game of the day a defender and a receiver hit head to head while going for a pass and both ended up laid out and motionless in the end zone. I can see how football could some day be discontinued in high school in the future. Those kids may not have been even 18.
  • Just a brief flurry of snow on Christmas Day would be fantastic. 
  • A list of local TV news personnel who have left over the year. I love you, Jane. 
  • Whenever I see a wedding announcement I wonder if the couple will make it. 
  • I'm near the end of the fourth season of Breaking Bad. I'd be hard pressed to think of a better television drama. A typical episode is better than most movies I've ever seen.
  • Out of the blue, I watched the first half of the old  Helter Skelter television movie which scared the heck out of me as a boy. Sorry to report it doesn't hold up to the test of time. I also acknowledge that's not a very Christmasy movie. 
  • Newsweek's final paper cover:





51 comments:

Anonymous said...

So long, Newsweek! Death of yet another liberal rag. Ho-hum...

Anonymous said...

Just curious, but does Michael Moore have any bodyguards? As controversial as he is, I would suspect security would be an issue for him on some level.

If those bodyguards are armed with so much as one gun with only one bullet, then Moore has no business lecturing me about forsaking my Second Amendment rights!

The Jackal

Anonymous said...

Those McDonald lads know how to party. I wonder if the wedding invitation was BYOBM - Bring Your Own Bail Money?

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Tis the way of things. And a subtle reminder not to act like a dinosaur.

Anonymous said...

Die hard Dem guy, but Michael Moore in Bowling for Columbine was a joke. Blaming K Mart for selling a bullet that was made in USA. That guy is a joke.

Anonymous said...

Sending Family Cat in to do the dirty work, Saul?
DF Mike Ehrmantraut

Anonymous said...

If those McDonald dudes are close relatives of the bride or groom then they are one of the strongest arguments I know for same-sex marriage. That gene pool needs to be drained.

Anonymous said...

Bacon scale-

15-20 years incarceration out of 5

Keep it legal, DF Bacon

Anonymous said...

Quit watching Channel 5 news years ago because of Mike and Jane.

Anonymous said...

Hey now! The 2 hotest teams in football are from states that legalized marajuana - (Denver and Seattle). Maybe that's the only way to get Cowboys into playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Just saw movie Lincoln. Great acting. Boehner should watch and learn something about statesmanship and doing the hard but right thing.

Denney Crane said...

Please don't take this the wrong way, but I believe the correct spelling of the word is doohickey, which is synonymous with doodad. I am not a fan of the spelling police, yet I had vivid visions of my grandparents using the term in my childhood when I read it in your post.

I guess their memory created a strong obligation for me to assure that the term stays in tact for future generations...or some such nonsense.

Triple Fake... said...

crazy wedding reception:
some members of the wedding party may have been well-heeled, but they obviously didn't cull the guest list of posers. Those three in the mug shots look dead common, as the Brits might say.
People keep ragging on Wise County as being redneck-y, but the guy from South Dakota?! He must have come to the wedding in a DeLorean, because he sounds like he's from about a century ago.
And the amateur photographer didn't help set the tableau. All the pics were of cops standing around or were too far away to really see much, except for one guy who was wearing what looked like a sweater vest. Yeah, that's classy!

Siragusa definitely had the uglier sweater. There was way too much going on there, and there's plenty of "there" to go on...on! But that thing Moose was wearing - did he lose a bet or what? More like Gayest Sweater Contest!

I would not unleash the Family Cat on whatever is running around in your overhead. A domesticated indoor pet may not have the cajones to take on something that's big enough to be heard

I watched the last part of the Katy/Cedar Hill game. On a goal line stand, a defensive lineman had his helmet pulled off, and then got smacked upside the head by somebody else's helmet. Ouch!
And you'll be hearing plenty about Katy's running back. He's committed to Nebraska

Have a nice Christmas, Green

Anonymous said...

A well maintained, fully loaded, assault rifle in the attic would clear things out. Wayne The Peter would approve.

Daytime noises squirrel or bird, night rat, racoon, or opossum.

Anonymous said...

I think you have a squirrel in your attic. Better get rid of him as they do lots of damage.

Anonymous said...

Tens hints that your wedding reception could be out of control:

(1) The bride & groom are listed at Macy's, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Liberty Bail Bonds.
(2) The maid of honor is in cuffs, but not her favorite fuzzy pink ones.
(3) The TABC sends a wedding gift for help in making their monthly citation quota.
(4) Mike Tyson leaves the reception because it is too violent.
(5) Kim Kardashian leaves the reception because there is too much attention & press.
(6) The newspaper social page includes a description of the SWAT team clothing in the wedding article.
(7) The crime scene photographer has better pictures than the official wedding shot taker.
(8) The last call for alcohol is made by the Ft. Worth SWAT Commander.
(9) The biker gang reception next door complains about the unruly wedding crowd.
(10) The wedding invitation includes the request for no brass knuckles please.

DF Miss Manners

Anonymous said...

Wasn't the assault weapons ban in place when Columbine happened? Are there armed guards at Obammy's kids school?

Anonymous said...

Let's put political differences aside for just one day and let this conservative say, "MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL"!!

Oh, and be careful about sending your cat into the attic to do your dirty work. If that's a tree squirrel up there running around, depending on your cat's size etc, the cat could have a problem!

Spuds McKennedy said...

The out of control wedding reception may have been a bunch of Irish Travelers. We'll see.

wordkyle said...

"Statesmanship" = vacationing in Hawaii

Anonymous said...

The head of the NRA gave a speech Friday and was on Meet The Depressed yesterday. Not exactly low profile, there Skippy!

Anonymous said...

And how many vacations did GWB take while in office, Mr. Wordbyle? Way more than President Obama, you ignorant troll.

Anonymous said...

After Breaking Bad, be sure to watch the new show

Breaking Boyd

Anonymous said...

Spuds Kennedy may be correct..Ft Worth has a bunch of gypcies. Think it was a bunch of party crashers.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Moore's security guy was arrested at the New York airport for unlawfully carrying a pistol... go figure

Anonymous said...

How many rounds of golf has Obammy played compared to GWB? GWB stopped playing after sending troops to war. How many hip hop concerts did GWG have at the White House?

Anonymous said...

12:35 - so funny.

wordkyle said...

1235 - Federal fiscal crisis looming as of January 1...Apparently no deal within sight to avoid said crisis...Obama goes on vacation December 21...

It looks like Obama wants his vacation more than he wants a deal. Boehner's not the one who needs to learn something about statesmanship. If this so-called "cliff" occurs with disastrous results for the country, you can take comfort in the images of Obama and family splashing in the Kailua surf. (With all damage done by the First Dog chewing furniture covered by the "full faith and credit guaranty of the federal government," per Executive Order.)

Anonymous said...

On Dec 12 2012 there will be no more random thoughts.

Anonymous said...

wk don't be a dipshit, the house and the senate are all off for the holidays, who would he negotiate with if he was in D. C.?

Anonymous said...

Hello!! Is it safe to come out of the bunker. Been in here 3 days. Still have several barrels of ammo but the Twinkies are running low. Are we overrun by Mayans? Should I bring the boat up with me?

Anonymous said...

"Wasn't the assault weapons ban in place when Columbine happened? Are there armed guards at Obammy's kids school?

11:04 AM


Yep, and the armed guard at Columbine was on a smoke break when the massacre started. That worked our well for those poor kids, didn't it, you dumb ass.

Anonymous said...

Better look for a hole where the squirrel went in an stop it up.He chews the wires and you go up in flames.Could have been a cat went up there if you have had your attic ladder down anytime lately.Open your garage door and let the ladder down except the last section.He can leave but can't go back up.Look for pills or smell for dead cat soon.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't the assault weapons ban in place when Columbine happened?

11:04 AM

You conveniently left out the part about the guns being bought at a gun show in violation of that ban.

Anonymous said...

7:14, It's too bad for the kids that they didn't have ten more guards at Columbine like they have at Obammy's kids schools, you DIPSHIT. More guards, less bans.

Goober said...

Want to know what's wrong with the Country? Look @ post 8:26, 9:05, 11:04, 11:47, 12:35 and "wordkyle". For goodness sake folks, it's Christmas Day. Give it a rest and and try to be be the "Christ-like" (Christian)so many of you claim to be.

Anonymous said...

So smoking was responsible for Columbine instead of guns?

Anonymous said...

OK Wordy, the president ended his Christmas break and is going back to DC to work on the clif negotiations. You suppose any of congress will be there? If not, your taxes will be going back to the old rates. The narrow-minded Norquist idiots are the tail wagging the rest of the economy.

Anonymous said...

Ban smoke breaks.

Anonymous said...

That's why wk has no credibility.He knows congress is off for Christmas, 530 some odd represenatives and 100 senators yet he acts like the President is the only one taking a holiday. Think you will see him critisize Boehner for having no power to get house pubs to agree with him? Don't hold your breath.

wordkyle said...

Tsk, tsk, children. Boehner was singled out for not being "statesmanlike" yet Barack Hussein Obama, the leader of the free world, the Democrat party, the federal government, the one responsible for the well-being of every American (if you believe what he says) frolics in the Hawaiian surf as the federal government heads for financial ruin. That's quite an image, isn't it?

A real leader, who genuinely wanted to work out a solution to an impending crisis, might stay near the office, and ask the other party to do the same, so they can work on it. But really, how often does a person get to vacation in Hawaii at taxpayer expense? That's much more important.

If I wanted to criticize Boehner for something, not getting "pubs" to agree with him wouldn't be anywhere near the top of the list. A Faustian bargain with Obama is far worse.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure Obammy has thought this out. Leaving Moochelle there at a cost of over 100 thousand dollars with his golfing buddy that was arrested for soliciting a prostitutue.

Anonymous said...

If you have a pulldown ladder in your garage, lower it and leave the garage door open. Then go in the attic, the critter will run down the ladder and out of the garage.

Check the attic vents on the roof for damage, that's how they got into my house. A neighbor down the street has shot and killed 42 squirrels with a pellet gun after they did $10K worth of damage to his house and wiring.

Anonymous said...

wordy, you of course know that Boehner wasn't in DC working on the cliff situation. If he did actually come up with a new proposal, they even have things called telephones to contact Reid and Obama. Now Obama will be in DC on Thurs - haven't heard that the bone man has arranged to call the House back to work. So with Boehner doing nothing - that means he is willing to allow all these reduced taxes to go back to where they were in 2002. This will indeed amount to the largest tax increase in history! Thanks so much Mr. Boehner.

Anonymous said...

If Obammy was serious, he wouldn't have left for fun in the sun and urged everyone to come together and work out what is becoming the largest financial problem of our lifetimes. Is that what you call leadership? The man is an empty chair.

Anonymous said...

9:07, At least the Obammy's got in another vacation, but that was probably the plan anyway so he could come riding back into town making everyone think that he is making a big sacrifice to save us all. He's not an empty chair, he's a train wreck.

wordkyle said...

525 - You of course know that Mr. Boehner is only one person in one House of the three branches of government, right? Mr. Obama, who is the whole Executive branch, insists on raising taxes to support the government's profligate spending. Without increased taxes, Obama says, there's no deal. This is despite the fact that revenue from Obama's tax increase will have a negligible effect on the nation's deficit. So "thanks so much, Mr. Obama."

Anonymous said...

Wk are you now impressed that Boehner has decided the cliff situation is significant enough to interupt his vacation and return to DC to work on it? And Boehner had to call his House back, too. BTW Obama never claimed returning the tax rate on over 250k would balance any budget - just that those folks should contribute more to the cause. Maybe we should exempt those who served in the military from that group (bet that wouldn't be many).

wordkyle said...

1051- Why should "those folks" contribute more? Top earners in America already pay a higher proportion of tax revenues collected than any other industrialized country in the world. How much is "enough," who decides that, and why are they even discussing raising taxes when it has near zero effect on the deficit? What's the purpose?

Anonymous said...

WK in my opinion it's simple - they should pay more because they can easily. Those making $20,000 to $200,000 and more a WEEK can surely still get by. As for who decides, that's been congress since 1860's. While obviously not eliminating either the debt or deficit, it symbolically demonstrates a willingness to contribute closer to a "fair share" - not an equal share.

Any comment on allowing those who served on active duty to avoid this increase?

wordkyle said...

"Fair share" - The problem with that concept is it means the same as "never enough." To repeat, top earners in America pay a larger percentage of total tax revenues than any other industrialized nation. Is that not enough of a "fair share?" And Congress -- the entity which has spent America into poverty -- is the least qualified to determine who pays for their insatiable appetites.

Speaking of symbolism, what does it mean when Obama believes in higher tax rates even if the revenues go down? That means that middle- and lower-income taxpayers will pay a larger percentage of all taxes collected. What is the logic in that? Who is served, other than the politician who preaches "fairness?"

As to active duty, their taxes should increase along with everyone else's. The outrage over Congress increasing taxes rather than reducing spending should consume every American.