Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I received an email addressed to "all major media outlets" (I'm apparantly big time now) from moveon.org to announce a protest at the Star-Telegram's office "to demand that they stop the blackout regarding the leaked drafts of the  Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  We will protest this legislation and its turbo-charged twin, 'Fast Track' authority legislation, which our media have not publicized." I have no idea what that means.
  • Radio guy Mark Davis said this morning that the new Benghazi hearings are being held with the purpose of (1) finding the truth, and (2) damaging the Obama Presidency and preventing a Hillary presidency. "We can't deny that," he said. Good lord. They are politicizing the death of four Americans? 
  • "[O]ur public institutions belong no less to the Buddhist or Hindu than to the Methodist or Episcopalian.” - Justice Kagan dissenting yesterday from the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to allow prayer before public city council meetings. 
  • Mrs. LL and I watched Monster recently -- the 2003 film about serial killer Aileen Wuornos played by Charlize Theron. It's great. Once you watch it, go find this clip on youtube of an actual interview of Wuornos and you'll be stunned by how well Theron nailed the character. 
  • Hey sports nemesis, another Ranger starter had a bad outing last night. They've gone 3-7 in the last 10 games. 
  • My routine: The alarm goes off and I hit the snooze button. The Family Pup looks at me. Ten minutes later it goes off again and she walks on my chest because she wants her belly rubbed. I comply. Snooze button hit again. Ten minutes later the alarm goes off and she jumps off the bed because it's time to go outside. Every morning. 
  • Obscure NFL Draft Fact: Houston owns the number one pick and most think they'll take Jadeveon Clowney  over Johnny Football. Clowney is 6'5" 265 lbs. When Houston took Mario Williams over Vince Young in 2006, Williams was 6'6", 290 lbs. That 25 pounds and the lack of motor on Clowney seems like a huge difference for a potential number one pick. 
  • The requirement that drug companies disclose every possible side effect in an advertisement seems enough to discourage them from ever advertising. 
  • I went to bed last night with Six Days Seven Nights on. Is David Schwimmer one of the worst actors ever? And Friends doesn't exactly hold up over time, does it? 
  • Call back from We're The Millers from yesterday: Jennifer Aniston certainly has held up
  • The Bag of Nothing guy just tweeted that he woke up with "blood running out of my ear". 
  • The Clippers' owner's mistress telling Barbara Walters that she was his "silly wabbit" and Walter's reaction of "What?!" makes me laugh. I've got it cued up for you

The Family Cat is after you, buddy.