The Campaign For DA

5.04.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • So some group called American Freedom Defense Initiative’s  holds a "Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest" to draw cartoons of Muhammad and then violence breaks out? Who would have thunk it? When Lt. John McClane wore a sandwich board in Harlem in Die Hard With A Vengeance I didn't think there was a potential for anything to go wrong at all either.
  • And one of the attackers has the very Middle Eastern sounding name of  . . . wait . . . Elton Simpson of Arizona?
  • The organizer of that event is a blogger who truly believes President Obama is the love child of Malcolm X. 
  • The Texas Senate has passed a bill creating a tax free weekend for firearm sales. Soooooo Texas. 
  • Car insurance question: Someone asked me the other day if there was coverage when you allow someone else to drive your insured vehicle. I'm pretty sure the answer is yes under the "permissive use" clause. Then they asked me why that wouldn't provide coverage for a teenager in the house who you just give blanket permission to use your car so you could avoid listing the teenager as a named insured on the policy (and avoid getting your rates jacked up.) My very technical legal answer was, "I don't know, but I don't think you can do that." Anyone out there have a definitive answer? 
  • I've worn a white shirt, tie, and suit to work for years and years.  Oddly, now if I walk into a convenience store or fast food restaurant (Subway for example), it's not uncommon for the worker to ask me, "What do you do?"  That never happened until recently. 
  • We've got a bird or two who chirps outside in the middle of the night. It's not owl or a whip-poor-will, and I couldn't think of other birds which are vocally active at night. 
  • Sounds like a lot of people feel ripped off for paying $100 for the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight via pay-per-view.  I would have been worried once I saw the Burger King Guy in Mayweather's entourage immediately before the fight. 
  • I think my Honda lawnmower might be on its last legs after ten years or reliable use. 
  • In a bizarrely funny moment this morning, Mrs. LL and I created a new character called Yawning School Announcement Lady.
  • I remembered this weekend that a long, long time ago that I went to a Kentucky Derby party.  Immediately after the race, most of the females in the room immediately yelled, "That's it? That's all there is?!"  They were expecting a long race.
  • Joan Jett opened up for The Who in Dallas this weekend and a basically topless Miley Cyrus joined her for three songs. (Hey, you look it up. This is a family friendly blog.)
  • Junior Miller of The Ticket went to The Who concert and pointed out that they did something refreshing: There was no encore. The fake encore has bugged me ever since the first time I saw a concert. 
  • I told Mrs. LL that I was working on a one act play/film starring The Family Pup and Dumb Family Pup #2.  And I'm serious.  I even have the basic dialogue worked out. Prediction: This will be a comedic masterpiece which will cause much confusion with the Females In The House. 
  • Was reminded this morning of a long forgotten crush of mine: Melissa Sue Anderson of Little House on the Prairie.  I looked her up. She's in her fifties now and . . . still pretty hot



52 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think most auto-insurance policies will exclude any family members (or other people) who live in your house, unless they're specifically named in the policy.

Anonymous said...

"When Lt. John McClane wore a sandwich board in Harlem in Die Hard With A Vengeance I didn't think there was a potential for anything to go wrong at all either."

Barry, I find your sarcastic insinuation that black people are violent as racist and CHILLING.

You basically are showing off the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Anonymous said...

Miley Cyrus doesn't even have great boobs. They are average at best.

Sometimes I want to ask that girl WHAT she would do for a Klondike Bar.

Anonymous said...

About the art exhibit and contest. Not to worry. Obammy and Homeland Security are all over it. Nothing to see here. Move along. I think we should have more contests to draw ISIS out of the shadows.

Anonymous said...

The second gunman was identified as Cat Stevens.

wordkyle said...

BG, I love your Liberal editing machine. Regarding the Muhammad cartoon shootings, you basically say, "What else do you expect from those people?" Do you even realize anymore how absolutely hardcore racist many of your ideas are?

wordkyle said...

P.S. Your Liberal editing machine also omitted the fact that the very-Middle-Eastern-sounding-named attacker Elton Simpson of Arizona was a Muslim. ("Well what else do you expect from those people?" I can hear you say in reply.)

Anonymous said...

Mocking birds will chirp at night and we have nighting gails around here too.

Anonymous said...

RE: Insurance and the Fight

You do not have to add your teenager to the policy, but, if they are involved in an accident and they are the driver and a claim is filed, the insurance company will say..."ah ha, caught you pulling a fast one there" and you will have to add them to your policy and jack up your rates.

Source: Learned this from my neighbor who owns and operates an independent insurance agency and has a son the same age as my son.

Fight - We watched the fight for free at our house. There were web sites in Mexico streaming the live action for free. We hooked up a lap top to our big screen with an HDMI cable and we were in business.

Anonymous said...

15 years ago, I didn't report my teenage son on our policy. When he had his first wreck, the insurance covered it, but dropped our coverage!

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that Obammy is the love child of Frank Marshall Davis and Chelsea Clinton is the love child of Webster Hubbell.

Anonymous said...

You may ask Pattie Page about the bird.

Anonymous said...

The 'Best Drawing' winner should be the two chalk outlines on the sidewalk.

Anonymous said...

Your insurance policy will cover anyone who has permission to drive your vehicle, and does NOT live in your household. If it's a child that lives with you, you must either add them to your policy, or get them a policy of their own, so their driving habits won't affect your rate.

Anonymous said...

Unlisted residents of the same house who have regular use of the car (i.e., have used it more than twice, according to the current cases), are excluded. So they can use it in an emergency and the public policy is to cover third parties for injuries, but you better not have three emergencies.

My personal favorite lawsuit is when one spouse sues the other when they were in the same car.

DF Big Time Car Wreck Lawyer


Wordkyle infers from his own bias. "Don't start nothin', won't be nothin'" is a more apt analogy than "BG is really a racist, like all liberals". There are subsets of people in every group that cause trouble, or are not truly representative. ISIS is one. Terrorists are another. Both represent groups using religion as a ruse to further political goals. Not even Wordkyle would believe that Islam is 100% violent and terroristic, right?

Anyway, surely Wordkyle can see that some small groups do not control the whole. After all, he's been saying that for years about the Tea Party not being representative of the entire Republican Party. Their racism, craziness, and paranoia aren't really Republican things, they're Tea Party things, right?

I mean, it's not like a Republican Governor just did what such a minor group asked and had our Texas State Guard keep eyes on the US Army to prevent an invasion and Obama's martial law, right?

Anonymous said...

Most are pissed because there wasnt a knockout. Look folks, if you want to see sloppy fighting at a lower skill level, stick to MMA. The skill of boxing is to hit without getting hit, which is what Mayweather is a master of. You can hate on the man himself, but 48-0 says all that needs to be said.

Anonymous said...

Definitive answer: Barry is Malcolm X's love child.

Anonymous said...

I also always thought Melissa Sue was hot. Kind of "good girl dirty". Prim & proper in public, but behind closed doors - hold on to your hat, buckaroo!

DF Buckaroo Banzai

Anonymous said...

WK,

I dont think "absolutely hardcore racist" was the right phrase.

If you want to read something "absolutely hardcore racist" go read the comments to BG's Baltimore Riot posts.

Anonymous said...

A yawning yellow yak.
Young Yolanda Yorgenson yelling on his back.

Anonymous said...

I concur with you Barry....we should expect violence from Muslims....but we sure don't want to profile them to prevent the death of others.

wordkyle said...

1010 - Nice try, nancy. Troll elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

10:13 -- I watched the "fight" and thought Pacman won it. Mayweather ran for 12 rounds and rarely engaged while Pacman was the aggressor throughout. Also, according to my count, Pacman threw more punches, although the media said otherwise. Conclusion? The bout was fixed.

Anonymous said...

I thought Mayweather was 53-0?

Wait, upon reflection, I guess he is 48-0 if you don't count the five women he's beaten that resulted in his arrest or citation. My bad.

Anonymous said...

10:06 Ha LMAO.

Anonymous said...

10:41

I wish you would take your own advice.

I thought for a moment you had decided to move on since you were quiet last week.

No such luck apparently.

wordkyle said...

1031 - No doubt. But excusing violence by a group because of the unspoken "what do you expect from those people" is also hardcore racism, casually expressed by our Liberal host.

Anonymous said...

@1031

You mean the "I've been asleep for three days, anything happening in Baltimore?" troll?

You lie down with dogs...

Anonymous said...

I hope a lot of you got to see the cartoon over the weekend of Al Sharpton driving Mr. Daisy Obammy to the golf course and said, "Don't worry. We're not going to burn down any country clubs."

Anonymous said...

that chick nice!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear 10:44, Pacman could have thrown a million punches. The judges only score the ones he actually landed. And ir weren't enough. Learn boxing before you comment, you look dumb for saying that.

Anonymous said...

The choke might be sticking on your lawnmower. You can buy a repair kit with new springs, etc...

It's a simple repair.

Anonymous said...

Oil is not from fossils. It is a natural element of the earth.

Anonymous said...

WK,

Was anybody "excusing violence"?

I didnt read that in BG's post and I didnt infer it from BG's post. I interpreted the post as discussing the potential for violence. Not as a pardon for the culprits.

In fact, the event organizers predicted violence and hired additional security per the recommendation of an officer. Source: the frontpage BBC article.

In other words, see 1010. "Don't start nothin', won't be nothin'"

1031

Anonymous said...

Jamie Foxx did a wonderful rendition of the national anthem. Even my dog sang along.

Anonymous said...

12:16, You obviously know more about these things than anyone else but I am not the only one who observed that Pac won the fight. Holyfield made the same comment. By the way, I started boxing in elementary school. You sound pretty dumb yourself.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the white house, namely Valerie Jarrett is sh***ing bricks right now and worried that rag-head number two will have a name like Svede and be a blue-eyed, blond headed Norwegian. Makes me wonder why he hasn't been named yet or described in any way.
Be interesting what loser-in-chief will have to say--I am sure we will all be able to take solace in his words that the goat defilers mean us no harm if we would just all submit.

Anonymous said...

"The Texas Senate has passed a bill creating a tax free weekend for firearm sales. Soooooo Texas."

Do you think you could sound more gay? Were you rolling your eyes as you typed that?

FYI, maybe it would be correct to say, more heterosexually, "so Mississippi", or "so Louisiana", as both of those states already have such sales tax holiday provisions (MS specifically for firearms, ammo, & hunting accoutrements; LA for all tangible personal property including firearms).

It may or may not be great fiscal policy, not because - if I understand you correctly - Texas is full of rednecks, but because it contributes to further bureaucratic sclerosis by adding to the state tax code's complexity with yet another Franken-statute thug-rigged carve-out.

At present rates, it would be irresponsible of the firearms and outdoor retailer trade groups to not lobby for a sales tax holiday, as current holiday policy shifts finite family discretionary spending away from firearms and related sales.

Maybe if Texas were in the lowest (most affordable rate) 20% average aggregate sales tax states, instead of #11, there wouldn't be a push on the part of industry interests to create sales tax holidays.

Anonymous said...

http://news.yahoo.com/york-senate-leader-surrenders-face-corruption-charges-141535565--politics.html

Oh my, those Dems, what a bunch of kidders......

Oh wait, this guy is in the GOP. How could that be?

Anonymous said...

Yep. Both of the sand firs were after all Norwegians.
2nd guy named SOOFI . Go figure...

Anonymous said...

The only answer to your insurance question is "read your policy." Some non-standard companies such as Progressive and others exclude unnamed drivers in your household. Standard companies such as Allstate, State Farm etal cover any loss by a person driving the car with permission. If that person lives in your household, they have de facto permission to use the auto. If you don't add a driver to your policy, they will probably be discovered during a random household check. Insurance companies routinely cross reference driver license numbers with addresses. Some companies will cancel a policy for a claim with an unlisted member of the household.

Anonymous said...

Please don't urge Skippy to work on his lawn mower. We'll have to read about it for 2 days.

Anonymous said...

12:51 PM

Started boxing when??? Then you should at least know how to score a match. I call BS on that.

Anonymous said...

Be on the lookout for bug eyed Scandanavians with black mustaches.

Anonymous said...

1:25

Comparing TX with the advance, forward thinking states of LA and MS...seriously?

'nuff said.

Anonymous said...

There goes wordy again, calling people trolls when they use his own words against him.

Anonymous said...

Skippy...check the air filter and replace the spark plug. Honda mower engines don't die after ten years.

Anonymous said...

1:59, you can call BS all you want, pal, but I was fighting in organized tournaments prolly before you were born. I had an older bro who boxed and I got welcomed into the ring at an early age. Fought Golden Gloves, Olympic Trials and had a brief 2 year career as a pro. Anyway, call it BS if you want, but points are also scored on aggression. I counted more of Pacman's blows thrown and landing than Mayweather's (I know the media says otherwise). Floyd ran the entire fight -- zero points for aggression. But I guess that makes me dumb for having an opinion, eh?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

No way Pac won that fight. Everyone watching it with us agreed... even the ladies who didn't know anything about boxing.

Mayweather may not have been exciting, but it was clear by round 5 Pac couldn't land enough to do any damage.

Anonymous said...

It was a case of shake 'n bake, Mr. Honcho. The fix was in.

Anonymous said...

Check on shooting at Texas A&M last weekend , 19 year old girl killed, Bport boy shot in leg. How do we get ahold of Al Sharpton see what he thinks.

Anonymous said...

I'm just waiting for the "Garland Police killed two men because of their religious beliefs" comment.

Every time an officer involved shooting comes on this blog, the implication is that it was a questionable shoot. Is THIS the new standard, now? That one person has to be shot by two guys with rifles before an officer shoots both shooters (who were wearing body armor) with his pistol, in defense of his own life and others?