4.07.2014

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I don't care about NASCAR but I feel bad for NASCAR fans. Normally we have beautiful April days, but not this weekend.
  • There was a TV shot yesterday morning at Sundance Square where ESPN's Game Day was set up and it looked like a ghost town.
  • I found Bruce Springfield [Edit: Make that Springsteen. Not sure what happened there.]  online last night and I'll give the guy credit: Cold and rainy and he was still giving it the what for.
  • “They did everything they were supposed to do to win the game and we hit a ridiculous shot . . . . And the shot they took -- if it banks in, they win."  - Kentucky coach John Calipari explaining that there's not much of a difference between teams.
  • "Nobody is better with concrete than Dallas-Fort Worth. It's everywhere and it somehow looks good." - CBS Reporter. I had friends visit from New Jersey a couple of years back, and they remarked on the amount of concrete in the area.
  • Death Machine: "After the U.S. Supreme Court reinstituted the death penalty in 1976, the first Texas execution took place in 1982; by the end of that decade, the state was responsible for 33 of the country’s 116 executions." 
  • Where's the Right Wing applause?: More than 2 million illegal aliens have been deported under the Obama Administration. 
  • There was a high school visitor of the Sophomore in the House this weekend who (1) asked me if the Cowboys used to be good, and (2) remarked "That song is so old!" when she heard Fergalicious in the background on TV.
  • I saw a commercial for a ridiculous pillow shaped as a triangle  for the head of the bed. You know, not a bad idea. 
  • No one saw it but UT beat Baylor 5-4 in baseball on Friday night when the Evil Empire, with two outs and a full count in the bottom of the ninth, hit a three run double. I was in a fetal position. 
  • I have a wheel barrow and use it more than you would imagine
  • Mrs. LL and I used to go out on Saturday night like crazy. In the last year we've become home bodies. I'm a little scared to ask her if it's OK. 
  • Final Four tickets from $117 on Stubhub.
  • Funny picture: Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik in the background of his daughter's prom picture
  • I don't understand "Geocaching" but Mrs. LL is obsessed with it. 
  • Oddest item from the Update this morning: "Funerals - None pending."
  • "You're Americans. Act Like It."


52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, Buddy! It was Bruce SpringSTEEN! :-)

Anonymous said...

As for your Obama deportation record: the administration counts as "deported" anyone who is turned around at the border or anyone stopped crossing illegally and immediately sent back. These are not deportations in the classic sense with legal proceedings. Please qualify your comment.

wordkyle said...

As with all things Obama, it pays to scratch the surface before accepting the "2 million illegal aliens deported" claim at face value. A simple Google search reveals Obama himself saying the numbers are deceptive. “Under the Obama administration, more than half of those removals that were attributed to ICE are actually a result of Border Patrol arrests that wouldn’t have been counted in prior administrations,” according to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Why Liberals got to lie so much?

Anonymous said...

"More than 2 million illegal aliens have been deported under the Obama Administration."

More proof that Obama is a racist. We are just stupid rednecks who don't know any better, but he is highly educated and should recognize racism and put a stop to it.

Anonymous said...

So who in the world is Bruce Springfield?

Anonymous said...

8:54 He is the guy still giving it the what for!

Anonymous said...

Glad Bruce Springlib became your hero overnight.

wordkyle said...

That's one of the reasons I'm amazed that Obama has any credibility with anyone any more. There are no straight lines in his administration. 2+2 does not equal 4, but 1+2 does.
"Deportations" have been redefined, and Democrats tout the newly made up numbers.
The unemployment numbers "improve," even though millions of unemployed people are not counted as unemployed.
Obamacare costs a trillion dollars, but not really because the government is shifting some of the numbers from (or is it to?) Medicare.
Obama touts the 7 million people supposedly "signed up" under Obamacare ("the debate is over") but can't/won't say how many of those have paid or how many of them didn't have insurance before.

Orwell's world is now. Up is down and down is up and people Jonestownishly accept what their Democrat masters serve them.

Anonymous said...

Springstien sucks, and his singing sucks even worse.

Anonymous said...

oy, cut the schlemiel some slack.

those mistakes happen and at least he has the chutzpah to make this blog for you goys to read.

you commenters kvetch more than wordkyle and rage on elections day

I will now go back to today's RTG, what a zaftig...

DF Bruce Springstein

Anonymous said...

Thank you Wordkyle for "scratching the surface" to dig for the real facts

Barry, don't fret...you still have a knack for the "And Another"...kind of a Liberally Lean staple.

Anonymous said...

Triangle shaped pillow......OLD idea! My kids have had them for years.

Triple Fake... said...

the difference in the concrete is that our concrete is held together by rebar. New Jersey concrete is held together by the remains of wise guys who couldn't keep their big traps shut!

Anonymous said...

"I found Bruce Springsteen." It's always in the last place you look.

Anonymous said...

More than 2 million illegal aliens have been deported under the Obammy administration and if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Viva Augie!

DF Billy Disch

Anonymous said...

Geocaching is awesome. Many great caches in the county.

Anonymous said...

The people executed in Texas have never committed another crime.

Anonymous said...

There were over 10 thousand people in attendance at the Texas-Baylor baseball game. What do you mean no one saw it?

Anonymous said...

RTG: CRAP BARRY!! Fat chicks are not the way to start the week! Bacon is going to be in heaven over this one, though she's only muffin toppin' that bikini a little bit!

Anonymous said...

As far as I know, the facts that WK has posted today are true, and I agree with the opinions he expressed. However, I think it is important to note that one could substitute "Repub" for "Dem" in his 9:26 post and it would still be a true statement if one is referring to the respective party's leadership. Whether one agrees with all of the positions they have taken or not (and they have been very unfairly demonized by the leaders in both parties), that is the reason the Tea Party movement was begun. WK, I am also amazed that the leadership of either party, and Congress as it now operates, has any credibility with anyone. I believe the USA is doomed if voters of all persuasions do not get off of party loyalty and demand that they become credible, or fire them at the polls. If you gotta vote along party lines, can you at least also vote in the primaries for someone who hasn't lied to you yet? I don't know that this idea will work, but I don't see how anyone can believe that we should keep doing what we have been doing. Behind closed doors, they must be laughing at us all. Voting this way in the primary is at least as important, and may be more important, than voting in the general election.

Anonymous said...

Almost 11:00 am. Time to get Julios! Beautiful day to work on the car or get outside. Visit Chico Auto and Wiley's Hardware. Don't forget stamps at the USPS. We got a cool library too. Chico Square is awesome.

DF Mayor Clark.

Anonymous said...

As far as Dems adherence of the old philosophy of
"We are all equal here--but some are more equal than others."

Two stories come to mind recently:
First--Don Miller and his collection of artifacts in Indiana, and the FBI conducting a raid to seize his whole collection. When this story broke I said to myself that there had to be a justice dept --Obama connection here--turns out that there was.
Seems that a native indian group has the sympathetic ear of the administration and is on a witch hunt for his items--doesn't help his cause that he is a Republican I suppose too. 91 yr old guy might never see any of his stuff before he is pushing up tulips. He has traveled all over the planet collecting.

Second- and this one goes into the category of "you can't make this %^&* up".
Doubt you will see this one on MSNBC tonight either.
Seems that on the night the DNC convention in Charlotte broke up in 2012, that LG electronics who provided all of the electronic package for the convention went missing 72 high def big screen tv's provided for monitors on the floor of the hall.
LG has been working behind the scenes with the DNC quietly be to reimbursed for the $75,000 dollars worth of theft. Of course Debbie Wats Her Name Shultz has chosen to balk. LG had no choice 18 months later but to file an official police report with the Charlotte PD so as to be able to file on insurance claim. CCTV footage was given over as evidence of the theft also.
Seems the free Obamaphones wasn't enough and they felt they needed sum of dem high def tv's too.

Anonymous said...

No funeral pending? You people just aren't paying attention.

DF Mickey Rooney
still dead

Anonymous said...

OLD idea! My kids have had them for years.

When I was a kid, mine had arms on it. Best. Pillow. EVAR.

DF Mayor Clark.

I still giggle at this.


Rage

Anonymous said...

The people executed in Texas have never committed another crime.

At least one of them didn't commit the crime they were executed for. Few others got off death row just in time, being exonerated for the crime for which they were sent to death row.

I know you don't care, because your politics displace your religion, but you should.

Rage

Anonymous said...

If the path to citizenship wasn't so difficult there would be less deportations. (And unless you ACTUALLY have lived it your talking out your asses). You folks think that these people LIKE leaving their families, their homes and way of life? And who among would not do the same if the shoe was on the other foot? You too would try for citizenship and do whatever it took to feed your families.

wordkyle said...

1038 - I agree with you to a degree, especially regarding Republican leadership. To make any changes, we have to win elections, and the Republican machine is the only option available to anyone desiring smaller, less-intrusive government. The priority first has to be to achieve a majority to mitigate Democrat damage. Winning elections often means voting for a candidate who isn't as convincing of his commitment to that goal as he might be. It's a fine line to choose who to support.

Kyle Wurd said...

Obama, Obama, Obama! I just can't get the vision of that strong, beautiful, African-American out of my mind.

Please help! He's all I can think about!

Anonymous said...

Obama, Obama, Obama! I just can't get the vision of that strong, beautiful, African-American out of my mind. - wordkyle

Wordkyle is gonna run out of hand cream at this rate. He'll get friction burns.

Anonymous said...

The anti WK crowd just keeps getting weirder and weirder. I thought his "living rent free" shtick was kind of silly but now I am starting to believe these folks are actually losing sleep over him. He is not just living rent free, he is building a McMansion up in these folks tiny brains.

Anonymous said...

@12:46, reading is hard huh?

good thing the comments section comes with pictures I guess.

Anonymous said...

I believe there is a geocache on the square in Chico. Awesome!

DF Mayor "Springsteen" Clark

Anonymous said...

wait a second, I think their is a comment missing between 1:23 and 1:37

Katy Anders said...

Harris County used to be the major pipeline to Huntsville, pretty much feeding the whole Texas death machine.

But it's all slowed down a lot. I guess perhaps murders are down, but executions are WAY down everywhere. We're way past the old "2 executions in a night" days of yore...

Anonymous said...

I don't know really what Geo-cache is, but what prevents people from leaving behind soiled condoms and things like that?

Anonymous said...

@1:23

I would say that YOU are the one who is obsessed with WK, except you ARE WK, so I guess it doesn't really count.

Anonymous said...

I guess perhaps murders are down, but executions are WAY down everywhere.

In 2009 (I think) the legislature enacted life without parole as a punishment in capitol cases. Prior to that, the only option was execute or run the risk of having them out on the street again. Even jurors who were on the fence about capitol punishment found themselves in the position of executing them instead of running that risk.

When LWOP was passed, DP cases plummeted, even in Harris County. Murder is still doing a steady business here.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Blogger Kyle Wurd said...
Obama, Obama, Obama! I just can't get the vision of that strong, beautiful, African-American out of my mind.

Please help! He's all I can think about!

12:36 PM


Love your blog.

Rage

Anonymous said...

It's actually Springstein. He's Jewish.

janneba said...

The look from the coach was mostly for the arm around the waist,much to familiar with his daughter.

Anonymous said...

I met an ex-military guy and his wife after his GPS sent him to my house by mistake. He had the coolest metal legs I have ever seen. He said he was playing a GPS game and wanted to know what was over there. I told him it was a cemetery.

Anonymous said...

They ran out of drugs used for executions.

Wurdkyle said...

Hey thanks Rage!

I didn't realize anyone even read that old thing.

Anonymous said...

3:02 I am not wordkyle and I don't agree with him on many issues, just tired of the childish shit where people only ridicule him but never debate him. If you don't like what he says, state your argument in an informative and insightful way. Otherwise you are showing your ass by going to such lengthy efforts to be cute in singling him out. My guess is this just your immature way of acting out in the presence of somebody who imparts depth and substance in his posts. If I were you I would focus a little more on learning why you have certain political beliefs, other than “because my professor told me so”. Otherwise you'll continue to sound like every other millenial douche that thinks their 5 minutes of experience in this world means something.

Anonymous said...

Chico has a police department????

wordkyle said...

My goodness. To see the trouble some folks go to because they hate that someone like me gets to voice his opinions in the comments section of a blog -- without even trying to respond to my comments themselves.

To say that I've set up housekeeping in your heads is truer than even I thought. I must remember to only use this power for good.

Anonymous said...

OK, 1:37. Since you're operating at a slower pace I'll spell it out for you. I'm agreeing with 12:36's sarcastic barb at wordkyle.

Doing it this way isn't nearly as funny, but at least now you understand the joke. Please stay in the far right lane next time. It gets complicated in the passing lane.

12:46

Anonymous said...

WK @ 11:58: And I agree to a degree, especially regarding the general election, that a conservative's only option is to vote for the R. A liberal's only option is to vote for the D. I don't believe most liberals believe that the current Congressional D's nor the current POTUS have been even in the gray area regarding truthfulness to them, and I believe the Tea Party movement started within the R Party because conservatives believed the current R's were not even close to their campaign promises. I believe the only way to bring change is to change some faces of the players, and the only way to do that is in the primaries. If we continue to support and re-elect those who have not kept their promises, they have no motivation to keep their promises, and that is where we are today. I'm completely bipartisan in my stance. They are, on both sides, too smart to not be amused by the electorate. In the back rooms they are saying "Can you believe what we told them, then did what we did, and they RE-ELECTED US!?". Job #1 for them is re-election. Their lies are preserved on video, and still we re-elect them! They are counting on continued party loyalty and apathy regarding especially the primaries. If one wishes to do so, then vote the party line, but vote for someone who has not lied to you yet in the primary.

Anonymous said...


Hey Mr CEO of this contraption----

A year or so ago you floated the idea of rejecting comments that are nothing more than personal attacks. Wanna revisit that maybe?

The WK bashing has gotten so stupid as to degrade your little toy. I know WK is not bothered by it all, maybe even humored, but the rest of us loyal participants are being deprived, or having our civic sensibilities tortured. You good with that?

Hell, take a poll, or a Pole, or something. You're the last of the Mohicans out here on the blog plains. Don't be a Custer.

Anonymous said...

When you do fold this crappy little enterprise up are you gonna give us a couple days notice so we can badmouth you as a going away present?

Anonymous said...

456 and Chico is getting a 27 screen muliplex theatre..hahaha