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12.27.2012

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • It sounds like George H.W. Bush's health is deteriorating rapidly.
  • Downtown Decatur was like a ghost town yesterday morning. (And I think most businesses and offices that shut down used a pretty low threshold to make the call. But the day after Christmas should be an official holiday as well.)
  • The Family Cat made a break for the backyard this morning so I was out there in a suit and hiking boots trying to run him down. The dang thing never jumps the fence and runs off to chase his dreams.
  • Despite a good night's sleep, I was so sleepy driving into work this morning that I felt like I had been drugged.
  • Baylor's final game of the season is tonight in the Bridgepoint Holiday Bowl, but what's the deal with an 8:45 p.m. start time? There's a great chance that game will be four hours or more. (It's amazing how many people refer to it as the Bridgeport Holiday Bowl.)
  • I bought Mrs. LL a book on the West Memphis Three. She is locked in to it. 
  • It was pretty big news earlier this year when new Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles brought in a hot and young "communications director" from his prior school at a salary of $185,000. Last Friday, she quietly resigned. Weird.
  • Mrs. LL got a mandolin for Christmas. Yep, a mandolin. I told her I expect her to sound like Allison Krauss as well. 
  • Texas Monthly's Bum Steer Awards have been revealed and Wise County didn't make the cut. I would think that electing a County Surveyor and simultaneously voting to eliminate the position of County Surveyor would be worthy of one. 
  • You are seeing a preview of the Dallas Mavericks for the next ten years. 
  • I don't think there's a single football analyst who understands that when a receiver catches the ball near the sideline and then gets knocked backwards a couple of yards and out of bounds, that the clock still rolls. "He went out of bounds!" they will all yell. But the receiver can't have it both ways. He'll get the benefit of his forward progress but that means he was technically down while in bounds. (Pet peeve of mine.)
  • The chances of a deal being worked out on the "fiscal cliff"? I'd make it as high as 95%.


22 comments:

Katy Anders said...

I know this hardly needs to be said when one is dealing with a rag like the New York Post, but that headline is sensationalistic and inaccurate.

I suppose that last week, the Post was readying its readers for the end of the world, so the fiscal cliff is simply this week's Henny Penny scream...

Scott said...

You forgot about the time line....

The Holiday Bowl is in San Diego, which is two hours behind us. Therefore, the game starts at 6:45 San Diego time. Too bad that they could not schedule it better for the time zones where the teams are from.

Anonymous said...

If we really wanted to avoid the cliff, it would make sense to slash all foreign aid first. Thats what I would do. But hey, Im just a common idiot...

Anonymous said...

Incentives for both Dems and Repubs to fall off the cliff. This will result in huge spending cuts and higher revenue. THEN they can come back and start negotiating line items such as entitlements and tax rates. Both parties win; public loses. That's just the way we roll.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Top Pic
4.7 out of 5
DANG DANG

Bottom Pic
Left
1 out of 5
She needs to eat

Right
1 out of 5
Just too thin.

Anonymous said...

As we say in West Texas, that Dallas ISD superintendent is an arrogant sumbitch.

DF Spit & Whittle Guy

Anonymous said...

Top pic is HOT!

Rex Kramer said...

@ 9:01, you're not an idiot but if you think foreign aide is the problem than you need find your high-screwl math teacher and demand some remedial training

Anonymous said...

9:01 - You need to educate yourself on the issue of fiscal cliff. Your ignorance (not stupidity, just ignorance) is showing.

Anonymous said...

When a country has tens of millions of people that contribute X$ in taxes but require 1,000 times X$ in goods and services from taxpayers; you can't help but end up at a cliff, unless you bleed those that contribute X$ in taxes but require a fraction of X$ in goods and services from taxpayers. We are so unhealthy, so entitled, and so unable to obtain valuable skills in order to have decent jobs; it will get so much worse.

Anonymous said...

Dems want the taxes to go up, but they want to be able to blame the GOP.

Anonymous said...

11:50 If Dems want taxes to go up, why does their proposal keep taxes the same for 98% of the taxpayers?

The only income tax increase is on the amount earned over $250,000. If that includes you, sorry but I suggest you'll still be able to afford your groceries and iPhone.

Anonymous said...

11:17 2 words would fix that problem.

Fiscal Responsibility

Anonymous said...

Where did the skinny girls go?

Anonymous said...

Estate taxes really going to go
up. If you love your kids, die today.

Anonymous said...

"Despite a good night's sleep, I was so sleepy driving into work this morning that I felt like I had been drugged."

You should have had a V-8.

Double Fake Snappy Tom

Anonymous said...

"Mrs. LL got a mandolin for Christmas. Yep, a mandolin. I told her I expect her to sound like Allison Krauss as well."

Have her learn "Battle of Evermore".

Double Fake Jimmy Page

Pet T File said...

Top pic is of a 16 year old, family friend, good job Barry.... Might wanna take it down.....

Katy Anders said...

Pet T File: Claire Abbott is a family friend?

Huh... You'd better alert her parents that her pics are all over the net and she's fairly popular on Youtube!

Anonymous said...

I have a friend working in Dallas ISD. Looks like more than one person Mike Miles brought in with inflated salaries, has resigned, or will resign!

Those poor teachers - that district needs help.

The school board is one of 'those' that thinks the superintendent has all the power, yet the board has none. Somebody wise up over there!

Anonymous said...

Have we had enough of him now-
Where is our redemer-when all the taxes--- to pay for the person not working or wanting to work!

Anonymous said...

Besides the big salaries, has Mike Miles brought any improvements to DISD?