blank'/> Liberally Lean From The Land Of Dairy Queen: 11/11/12 - 11/18/12

11.16.2012

Miss Big Beautiful Woman International 2012 Taking You Into The Weekend

More.

Jeff Gordon's 42 Year Old Wife


This War Will Be Twitterized


Israel posts constant updates of its bombing of Gaza on Twitter.  It's like a "I just ate a sandwich" posting by a military.

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • I would like to announce that I had the greatest spicy grilled chicken sandwich in the world yesterday. And I got it at a mall food court. At a place I had never heard of. 
  • Four people dead when a train hits a float at a Veteran's Parade in Midland is beyond horrible. The trailer that was hit was carrying 26 passengers — 12 veterans, 12 spouses and two civilian escorts.
  • Read more: Four killed, 16 injured in parade accident (+ Photo Gallery) - Mywesttexas.com: Top Stories http://www.mywesttexas.com/top_stories/article_28d27580-2fab-11e2-ac24-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz2COiHz2jv 
  • Under Creative Commons License: Attribution
  • John McCain is firing off all sorts of hot opinions lately. And this is the guy who thought Sarah Palin would be a good VP.
  • I was in the elevator with a really fat guy yesterday who had to tell the person on the end of the phone that he had to do something like a race horse. Good to know.
  • My seminar crowd is not the normal motley crew of defense attorneys. 
  • Sat by a guy yesterday who spent 30 minutes working on a "Waiver of Arraignment" on his laptop. If you know what's involved in that, you'd laugh too.
  • There are a million high school kids on the Riverwalk . What is going on?
  • Had a loyal blog reader who emailed me and said that he runs a gas chromatography machine all time and he'd be happy to give me a demo. Absolutely.
  • One of the speakers today might be the hottest lawyer I've ever seen in my life. She worked for Gerry Spence for a year?
  • Conversation behind me: "We went down to the riverwalk and had some Mexican food." Other guy: "You were able to find Mexican food?" Reply: "Yeah, down by the river."
  • I bet the leaves might be turning in the Hill Country.  A lazy drive through there sounds more attractive than the tollway (although I won't do it.) 
  • Hostess announced it will go out of business this morning after a bakers' strike. I shed a tear for the Ding Dong.
  • There were four people killed in Benghazi. I bet 98% of the population doesn't know that there were two separate incidents about a mile away from each other. Two were killed in one place and hours later two others were killed in another location. 
  • I don't want to hear the 911 call from the woman who drowned last night when her car went into a pond in Fort Worth and sank. She had her 22 month old daughter with her.  Tell me the news stations up there didn't play it last night. Please. 


11.15.2012

"Squatter" Sentenced This Morning




That's pretty far from that "possibly life" sentence the media kept hyping.

Reading For You (The Seminar Is Actually Good So Far)


This is an update on the Tanglewood teenager murder. I haven't read it yet but I'm guessing it's not bad.

  • I'm typing this from a seminar hall in a hotel in San Antonio. Do you know how hard it is to find a Random Thought Girl with people possibly looking over your shoulder?
  • I miss the Austin bypass right past Georgetown every time. (Make that twice.) It is horribly marked with no words like "tollway", "bypass", or "alternate route".
  • I'm taking it on the way back, however. I'm even getting on the new section that comes in east of San Antonio which has an 85 mile per hour speed limit. Wouldn't surprise me to find Spritle and Chim Chim in my trunk.
  • I'm at the Menger Hotel. Something about a ghost?
  • I may have a ghost in my shower because something definitely made the hot water go to "burn your body" mode this morning.
  • There was an Aggie receiver that has been missing since Monday who was found last night. They are releasing details in a second.
  • I like "alone time" but I generally hate traveling alone. Weird.
  • What's up with the outlet mall north of San Antonio. Has all the high tone names but I'm guessing it's a rip off. Right?
  • I found a stuffed toy monkey in my baggage. Definitely the work of Mrs. LL.
  • I used to attend these things and get a seminar notebook that was four inches thick. Now they give you a thumb drive.
  • Topic at 10:00 a.m.: "Introduction to Gas Chromatography". Ugh.
  • The thought of George P. Bush running for office (it looks like Texas Land Commissioner) powers me down.
  • Anyone else tired of the Petraeus "scandal"?
  • Nothing wrong with the Mark Schomburg murder plea bargain mentioned in the Update but the Tarrant County D.A.s office would have tried it just for publicity since it sounds so sensational. That would be wrong, but they would do it. 



11.14.2012

Afternoon Pick Me Up: Twin Peaks Calendar Shoot

Not Lizzie Borden

More.

Israel Is Mixing It Up This Week



Youtube description: On Nov. 11, 2012, the IDF targeted Ahmed Jabri, the head of Hamas' military wing, in the Gaza Strip. Jabri was a senior Hamas operative who served in the upper echelon of the Hamas' command and was directly responsible for executing terror attacks against Israel in the past.


Horrible Basketball Player Shoots At Wrong Basket



I wonder if he ran back down the court yelling, "Four offensive rebounds, bro!"

Random Tuesday Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Bridgeport made the playoffs with a 4-6 record which will always be a head-shaker to old-timers.
  • Do generals just sit around and write emails all day?
  • The reconstruction of the wreck on 287 was handled with arrogance by law enforcement yesterday. Traffic was routed to the service road and then to the Saginaw cutoff where no one was directing traffic. And the cops didn't seem in any hurry to "re-create" or measure or do whatever it was they wanted to do.
  • Channing Tatum is People's Sexiest Man Alive.
  • There's a "squatter" trial going on in Tarrant County where it is reported that the defendant faces "life in prison." While true, I don't think he'll get much, if any, time in prison.
  • Perry and Cornyn wanting drug tests for those receiving welfare sends a not-so-subtle message of rich white guys looking for a way to kick the poor.
  • I watched a 4th grade school choir last night. The number of cell phones that went up into the air in camera mode was amazing. I would think that camera sales have absolutely plummeted, right?
  • Pat Robertson on General Petraeus: "The man's off in a foreign land and he's lonely and here's a good looking lady throwing herself at him. I mean, he's a man." If Robertson is married, his wife might want to do some snooping herself.
  • The woman who is essentially the whistle blower in the Petraeus scandal called 911 about news crews on her property: “You know, I don’t know if by any chance, because I’m an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property. I don’t know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well.”  A little bit of self importance?
  • From the Update: "BENEFIT ACCOUNT – A benefit account for Laura Davis has been established at DATCU in Decatur. Davis is uninsured and in need of a liver transplant." There's an Obamacare message in there somewhere, isn't there?
  • Overheard at the courthouse after the election: "Those people in other parts of the country just don't think like we do."



Above The Fold


11.13.2012

It Was A Matter Of Time Before That White House Petition Page Turned Into A Bit


Can We Test Any Governor Who Runs For President?

Per Radio, They Are Shutting Down 287 For Re-Enactment Of Wreck A Couple Of Weeks Ago


Sure looks like it based upon the red traffic alert.

Aggie v. The Black Man



I soooo want to know more about this. (But that gate attendant sure does run off for the police at the beginning. Probably a smart move. )

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • The lady who blew the whistle on the Petraeus scandal is now being investigated for an "improper" email exchange with our lead general in Afghanistan (John Allen) while an FBI agent is accused of sending that same lady a shirtless photo. It's like the Jerry Springer Show. 
  • That lady is on the cover of the paper below.
  • And someone has created a "Shirtless FBI Guy" twitter account. 
  • The privates will be the downfall of society.
  • Facebook post from a guy in Chico this morning: "All that needs to be done is the impeachment of Obumer and his entire staff along with about 80% of the rest of the muslim lovin scumbags politicians, reap it you no God fearing people, ya take God out he will take you out." (Hey, Ticket fans: That sounds like Ed Carter).
  • I went to "pre-diabetes" training yesterday where I learned I should exercise and eat healthy. Ummkay. At least the instructor told me, "This is unusual because you don't look like the type."
  • Matthew McConaughey has lost lots of weight for a movie role.
  • Mrs. LL suffers from car sickness. That's a big problem to have when you think about it.
  • There's this weird vibe from Republicans of "if we couldn't win this election, we certainly won't in the future." 
  • I think I can self checkout at the grocery store quicker than anyone I know. (I also can judge those in front of me which will be horrible self-checkers.)
  • Three minute video of the Aggies coming home after their win at Alabama. Heck, it almost gave me chills. 
  • Funny line I heard this morning on the Texas secession petition: What if the U.S. simply said, "O.K. Goodbye and good luck." 
  • I kind of wish I was a history professor on a college campus in the South right now. 
  • I'm going to a two day DWI seminar at the end of the week which is exclusively dealing with blood testing based upon the growth of Vampire Weekends. I didn't plan on being a chemist.
  • The lead story on the national news was that the U.S. would be the leading oil producer in the next five years, we would be self-sufficient in that area, and gas prices will drop. 
  • One of the Olsen Twins (who still looks 12) is dating a 42 year old and it almost is a creepy as Courtney Stodden and the Green Mile guy. 


11.12.2012

Breaking Belize


This story is bizarre. The creator of McAfee virus software, John McAfee, is now wanted for murder in Belize.  Check out this crazy story which links to a message board where McAfee made numerous posts a couple of years ago about chemically breaking down different kinds of bath salts to pretty much make an offshoot of Ecstasy   He even posts pictures of his lab and home.

Courtney Stodden Is Still At It


Texas Monthly Takes A Look At The Wise County Crime Blotter


Here.

The White House Says It Will Respond If A Petition Hits 25,000 Signatures


This one has 18,885.

NASCAR Mania



Fight begins around 1:30.

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Video of General Petraeus' paramour.
  • The timing of that scandal has absolutely nothing to do with Benghazi.
  • I never would have believed the Aggies could beat Alabama in Alabama.
  • "President Obama is not the Antichrist. But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist." - That crazy Robert Jeffress, senior pastor at the First Baptist Church in Dallas
  • Is love cleaning up after your wife throws up violently?
  • I think some Decatur moms did the gangnam dance at the pep rally on Friday but I haven't seen any pictures.
  • There are some beautiful trees around right now but they just seem to last that way for a couple of days.
  • Being hot is uncomfortable. Being cold kind of hurts.
  • I told Mrs. LL that the couple in Breaking Bad kind of reminds me of us. She just kept saying, "Don't say that! Don't say that!" I think she knows something about the show that I don't. 
  • The man who died in the house fire in Wise County over the weekend was named Henry Crowson.
  • Florida was finally called for the President over the weekend bringing the final electoral college vote to 332 to 206.
  • Does the county surveyor position in Wise County, which may or may not be immediately abolished, have a salary associated with it?


Bus Accident?

Sounds like there was one on Highway 114 at CR 4841. Eastbound shut down at that point.

Edit: