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Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Tarrant County trial: A guy turned down a 30 year plea bargain in a murder case and was found not guilty.
  • "An off-duty police officer working as a security guard at a Fort Worth night club shot and injured a man early Sunday." And to think I was worried about the increase in cops shooting people while on duty. (There sure are a lot of police shootings that are based upon a vehicle being driven "at" them. Is there some weird mentality of "I'll stand in front of the vehicle and if  he drives towards me I get to kill him"? It happens way too often.)
  • I had to drive down I-35 into Fort Worth yesterday. Pothole city. They were causing traffic jams. 
  • I mentioned the other day how silly I thought it was that the NFL was being sued for the Super Bowl ticket mess in Dallas. Not because the claim wasn't valid but because it couldn't be settled. There has now been a jury of regular folks who have been held hostage in that trial for two weeks and who have been inconvenienced far more than the Plaintiffs ever were. I think they will factor that in to their verdict.
  • The OU fraternity racist rant situation has my head spinning. A kid(s) ruining his life within 20 seconds. A school crushing an organization in record time without even pausing to consider all facts and all options. Racism. Free Speech. Social media. Parents. 
  • I really haven't paid attention to the story about the Republican letter to Iran because I can't get past the title, "Republicans Send Letter To Iran." 
  • The Junior In The House will silently frustrate me because she doesn't seem to be interested in things I find interesting. Then I think back to when I was a Junior In The House and realize things aren't particularly different. 
  • Sports: The Ticket's Hardline the other day said that the best thing troubled Josh Hamilton could do would be to walk away from baseball.  He is owed a mind-blowing $90 million over the next three years. How many of us would say, "I'm not worth it and you can keep the money"? 
  • During every weather related TV shot of traffic, there always seems to be a Fed Ex truck in the picture. 
  • Someone questioned the accuracy of the Fit Bit the other day. When Mrs. LL and I went sledding the other day we woke up early and walked forever to get to the hill. Later in the morning, our 10,000 step notification went off within ten minutes of one another. I think that's proof. Or a coincidence. 
  • It was a big The Bachelor night in house last night as I casually glanced at the screen from time to time. I finally figured out why women love guys like him: He just looks at whoever is talking to him in a deep and longing fashion and keeps his mouth shut.  Genius. A beating for him, but genius. 
  • Not sure what I think about this: Baylor women's coach Kim Mulkey went on a rant against the UT coach for not, in essence, giving up and pulling her starters during Baylor's win in last night's Big 12 Championship game. "When [we are] up 20-plus and you clear your bench, basically you’re trying to tell the opponent ‘OK, the game’s over.’"  I guess it depends on how much time is left.  (Video.)
  • Saw a lawyer in the Wise County Courthouse the other day process a credit card payment from a client in the hallway over his phone.  It think Atticus Finch did that in To Kill A Mockingbird.


Anonymous said...

Obama doesn't see why Iran should not have a nuclear bomb. His moral equivalency is shocking.

Anonymous said...

Corby Davidson loves to throw down some hyperbole when it comes to Josh Hamilton. When Matt Bush from Tampa was charged with killing a motorcycle rider in a drunk driving accident, there was discussion of the team being held liable because Bush may have been drinking in the team's clubhouse. Corby very emphatically declared that Hamilton's career would be over if Tampa was held liable because no team would ever take the risk of employing him again in the future. Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

The chances seem rare that an officer would be caught in front of a moving vehicle in a situation where they had to use deadly force.

Bottom line: Never place yourself in front of moving vehicles.

Anonymous said...

An all black fraternity could chant whatever they want and they would never be held accountable. This is another example of the left's racism of low expectations.

that guy said...

we should all think gawd that cell phone cameras weren't around when we went to school.

Chanting silly shit on a bus would probably be the least offensive thing I said or did.

when everyone else gets off their high horses they'll probably realize the same thing

Anonymous said...


buddy when your argument is "but hey - look at what they would probably do", then you really aren't bringing anything to the table

That's a Rage type move

be better than that

Anonymous said...

Regardless of what you think of the OU chat, I'm bothered that people are being punished for what was evidently private speech.

If the frat had stood in the middle of campus and sung this then that's another matter.

Are we going to start turning in people every time we catch them on a recording saying or doing something objectionable in private?

I'm sure the same university president who was so quick to condemn has more than likely said and done objectionable things in his office that weren't necessarily illegal but in bad taste.....maybe he used a four-letter word or made fun of a professor?

No punishment for him?

This whole thing just unsettles me.

Racism is bad, but why is it worse than any other thought crime?

Andrew Kuppinger said...

Not everyone is subscribed to The Star Tribune, thus can't read your linked pages to the website. Huge popup blocking the page wanting you to subscribe.

Triple Fake... said...

I'm here to tell you that there's more to it than "...looks at whoever is talking to him in a deep and longing fashion and keeps his mouth shut."
If the one he's looking at finds him desirable, then it's all "Ooooh!"
If not, then it's "Eeeeeww!"

Is there some weird mentality of "I'll aim this two ton projectile at that cop and if he doesn't step aside I get to run him down"? It happens way too often.

Anonymous said...

And to think I was worried about the increase in cops shooting people while on duty. (There sure are a lot of police shootings that are based upon a vehicle being driven "at" them. Is there some weird mentality of "I'll stand in front of the vehicle and if he drives towards me I get to kill him"? It happens way too often.)

BG I now that you are no journalist but try to do a little research before putting stuff out there. The officer was working off duty in uniform and was called out to the parking lot for a car burglary in progress. Three officers approached the suspect from the side and front of the vehicle. The suspect accelerated towards the officer. The officer attempted to get out of the way when the suspect turned the vehicle towards the officer trying to get out of the way.

Sounds like a weapon to me! That gets you shot in the face and abdomen.

Anonymous said...

i turned down 12 plea deals, and then found not guilty. 2011

Anonymous said...

RE: This weeks RTGs

Hey Bu...

Take the Monday and Tuesday ladies to Whataburger, they need them bones covered up.

Baylor Too said...

1. 30 years for murder is too long. That may be an unpopular opinion, but I think an appropriate sentence 100 years ago would be 6-8 years. Of course, prison was physically harder back then.

2. That is an excellent (!!) point about the inconvenience caused to the jury in the NFL ticket case. On the other hand, I wonder if the jury will know which side requested the jury trial. If the NFL requested it, then the jury may slam them for it.

Anonymous said...

What that Fraternity needs to do is sue the person who shared the video.

Baylor Too said...

Criminals tried to run over T.J. Hooker every week. The cops had better training back then: don't shoot the driver; jump on the hood and hold on for dear life.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the negro cook at the OU fraternity. He said he had worked there for 17 years and it was the best job he ever had, now he has to find another job.

Katy Anders said...

The number of people defending the indefensible or throwing up the "Yeah? Well, other people do it too!" card when it comes to the stupid frat guys is pretty shocking.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Atticus had a cell phone back in those days Skippy.

Anonymous said...

Baseball may be the only thing keeping Hamilton alive. Think about it. He would still have the millions but absolutely nothing to curb his appitites.

Anonymous said...

Why can blacks use the N word in their casual conversations and in their music but nothing is said about it? They call each other by the N word such as "Hey N, what's up?" I guess it is a part of the black culture but cannot be uttered by a white person. In the black on black case it is a term of endearment but when it is white on black it is racist.

Anonymous said...

Well, Katy, sometimes when we point out that others do it too it is not a defense but simply pointing out that it is still a rampant issue in socieity and many of those pointing their fingers at others should point them at themselves.

Anonymous said...

The OU fraternity racist rant situation has my head spinning. A kid(s) ruining his life within 20 seconds. A school crushing an organization in record time without even pausing to consider all facts and all options. Racism. Free Speech. Social media. Parents.

and the cherry on top...the LAWYERS

Anonymous said...

I'm on the fence on the nfl suit. on one hand they look like they just want to cash in on the situation that happened, given the reported offers to completely reimburse them and then some. On the other, this may well be a once-in-a-lifetime oppurtunity. Your team making it to the SB and your finances to go may never materialize again in your life time.

Anonymous said...

9:17 did you look at the suspect's picture? Looks like an upstanding citizen who Barry would love to have as a neighbor.

whisky O said...

Thirty years to long if he they killed a lawyer.

Sam Brows said...

The SAE frat @ OU got closed down quickly in part because David Boren decided that he'd just had enough of those guys. Suspended from the University for a while circa 1989...then last year they probably got put on double Secret Probation once it got out that they were asking potential pledges to identify their favorite porn sites during interviews. Not exactly a great way to endear yourself to the University President.

9:10 you and Donald Sterling seem to have similar views on what constitutes "private speech". It may just be me, but it seems kinda silly to claim any privacy expectation when you're on a bus full of other people. And I don't know one way or another what sort of skeletons David Boren has or doesn't have in his closet, but as for the kids on that bus...well, we can roll tape on them, can't we.

9:46 Under what theory would you sue the person who made the recording? And are you making the presumption that you get to try the case to a jury full of Klan members when you see dollar signs? I think that'd be a pretty tough sell at the courthouse.

Barry - on cops shooting people driving at them. I like your theory. But aren't there a whole lot more crazy people who come in contact with law enforcement officials, than crazy law enforcement officials who interact with the public? Also, don't most Police Departments make cops undergo a battery of psych tests and counseling after shootings and if so, wouldn't those turn up some evidence if standing there in hopes of getting to shoot the motorist were "a thing"?

Anonymous said...

The OU Fraternity should have replaced the n word with Democrat! Much more effective.

Anonymous said...

9:17 Now you know he lacks an understanding for the truth.

Anonymous said...

Original guy at 8:58 - Obama and the other 5 world leaders working on the Iran deal all agree that Iran should NOT have nuclear weapons. They are working on a program to prevent Iran developing nuclear capability. The Republican posturing isn't helping. But please acknowledge that it is not Obama alone - England, Russia, France, China and Germany are working on this together. None of these countries is promoting a nuclear Iran.

Anonymous said...


Wow what an original thought! No one has ever pointed that out before. So black people can say the n-word, but white people can't? WOW!

Seriously though, did you just wake up from a 30 year coma?

Anonymous said...


Let me explain it to you like the 12-year-old you obviously are.

I have male pattern baldness. When a guy with a full head of hair makes fun of my bald noggin, I see red! I can't help it. It makes me feel like crap. It's demoralizing.

When a guy who is also balding gives me grief over my chrome dome, I love it! I crack up. This isn't a conscious decision, it's just the way I react naturally.

The n-word is a racial slur. It's demoralizing when a black person hears it from a white person's mouth. It hurts them. A lot. When another black guy uses it, it means nothing. It can even be a term of affection.

Is it that hard to understand? You don't get mad when other hillbillies call you a hillybilly, right? But when educated people do it, it probably hurts, right? Think about it like that, little buddy.

Anonymous said...

1:59 that's about the most illogical argument I've ever heard.

If the N word IS a racial slur, then that's what IT IS! It matters not what color mouth it comes from!

The term "hillbilly" is not a RACIAL slur; therefore, you can't use that argument. Being bald is not a RACIAL slur ...

Getting the picture now?


Anonymous said...

Decatur Bond Election
Time for a NO
Over and over
And over

Anonymous said...

vote NO to all bond packages.

Let them have class on the new turf field !

Anonymous said...

Why do 90 per cent of Afro Americans vote democratic when it was the democrats that were keeping them from attending white schools and beating them on the Edmund Pettis bridge 50 years ago?

Anonymous said...

Private bus on the way to a private party for a private organization. And did you say or do anything when you were 19 years ago and regretted later. I sure did! Where drugs or alcohol involved? What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Mindfulness: Universal consciousness (once you get on the right wavelength/frequency) is like a universal chat room except you don't have to talk. In fact they once told me to quit talking. It's so fast; everyone already knows what you're thinking; you don't have to waste time trying to find the word or name to describe something or someone.

Anonymous said...

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.--Ecclesiastes 1:9

All that you touch
All that you see
All that you taste
All you feel.
All that you love
All that you hate
All you distrust
All you save.
All that you give
All that you deal
All that you buy,
beg, borrow or steal.
All you create
All you destroy
All that you do
All that you say.
All that you eat
And everyone you meet
All that you slight
And everyone you fight.
All that is now
All that is gone
All that's to come
and everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.

There's nothing you can do that can't be done
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.
It's easy.

Nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time.
It's easy.

Nothing you can know that isn't known.
Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy.
--John Lennon

Anonymous said...

Fractals: Patterns in nature which repeat and branch forever; the "substance" of our synergistic eternal souls and current human incarnations Spiritually immature humans and others throughout the universe that try to oppress "good hearted soles" will slowly dwindle during the transformation (which is occurring now) and cease to exist on earth afterwards. For they are at the beginning and have tens of thousands of lifetimes to experience the real meaning of sympathy, empathy, and the golden rule. We have all been there, at the beginning. It's the journey, destination unknown.

Anonymous said...

Dawn: Dawn Is A feeling

Dawn is a feeling
A beautiful ceiling
The smell of grass
Just makes you pass
Into a dream

You're here today
No future fears
This day will last
A thousand years
If you want it to

You look around you
Things they astound you
So breathe in deep
You're not asleep
Open your mind

You're here today
No future fears
This day will last
A thousand years
If you want it to

Do you understand
That all over this land
There's a feeling
In minds far and near
Things are becoming clear
With a meaning

Now that you're knowing
Pleasure starts flowing
It's true life flies
Faster than eyes
Could ever see

You're here today
No future fears
This day will last
A thousand years
If you want it to

--The Moody Blues

Anonymous said...

The goal is control. They want all of us enslaved to debt, they want all of our governments enslaved to debt, and they want all of our politicians addicted to the huge financial contributions that they funnel into their campaigns. Since the elite also own all of the big media companies, the mainstream media never lets us in on the secret. The World Bank, the IMF and central banks such as the Federal Reserve literally control the creation and the flow of money worldwide.

It would certainly be no surprise to the common man that “He who owns the gold makes the rules,” an old adage. They see the difference in treatment the poor and the rich receive daily, from harsh prison sentences dealt to the poor to deference paid to Wall Street barons. This reality is obvious. What is new, then in the Karen Hudes [a very high level whistle-blower, the former senior counsel of the World Bank for over 20 years] revelation and comments? That wealth buys power is never openly stated, though might be implied. What Karen is presenting is the cookbook by which wealth claims control. Suppression of the media, which is owned by the wealthy. Essential blackmail of banks or countries or individuals who do not comply. Do as we say, as we rule, or you will not get funding.

How does this relate to the coming announcement? We have predicted that the barter system will eventually be the means by which Pole Shift survivors function. This will be the case even where many communities are flourishing, when farmers, craftsmen, and willing hands exchanging their goods and services freely. Paper money will be suspect, in great part due to the crash that will accompany forthcoming severe Earth changes. At present, the wobbly house of cards is being sustained by a tight denial along with support from mega wealthy sources such as the Puppet Master [The Puppet Master and his immediate family are not known to the public, and are not on the books.] He has no desire to see the lot crash, and has the resources to sustain weak links.

But what will happen as one country after another goes bankrupt, taking their banks with them? At what point will the Puppet Master cut his losses by refusing to extend credit when the creditor will never be able to repay? The Puppet Master is likely to take ownership of land and assets instead, refusing a promissory note. The Puppet Master is an extremely savvy man, and will evolve a way to function in a barter based economy so that, in essence, nothing changes in the hierarchy. It is the middle man who will suffer in this, the bankers and counting houses and markets where wealth could be made in a day with insider trading. Hated and discarded, their future will not be bright.--Zetatalk

Anonymous said...

Former NSA Director: Agency Spies on “Interesting” – Not “Bad” – People

What does the NSA find "interesting?" Genius's?


Because "we" know more than they know?


Through collective consciousness and gifts of other worldliness.

The one thing "we" don't know anymore than anyone else (except for the ET's and the extra-density entities) is when the cataclysms will occur.