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Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • I never watched the Virginia killer's videos of his murders, and I doubt if I ever will. But I don't begrudge those who did.  But for me, it would be like watching one of those old Faces Of Death videos -- which I never did either. 
  • Side note: When's the last time you heard a Faces of Death reference?
  • I couldn't believe the father and the boyfriend of the slain reporter were giving sit down interviews yesterday. 
  • There was already some talk of gun control laws yesterday, but if 20 dead elementary school children at Sandy Hook didn't cause it to happen, it never will.
  • I'm a fan of the Slate's Spoiler Specials podcast where they review movies with the understanding they'll reveal the ending. I haven't listened to many lately because I had backed off on my movie watching, but I did listen to the one for Gone Girl. It was three reviewers who had all read the book, and one believed that the movie's huge flaw was that the book treated the husband and wife characters as almost equally despicable, but the movie depicted her as evil yet makes him only a very flawed yet sympathetic guy. As a guy who hasn't read the book, my reaction was: He was evil in the book? 
  • I also listened to their podcast on Birdman. For three very smart critics, they were spot on about one thing: It is beautifully filmed. However, they were clueless regarding what the movie was really about. They leaned towards it being a film about the writer/director's attitude towards action movies. Are you kidding me? And none of them interpreted the ending scene as I did. (So, of course, they must be wrong.)
  • I don't know if it has merit, but a federal lawsuit regarding wage discrimination based upon gender has been filed in federal court by a woman who worked in Bridgeport.
  • Last night Fox 4 Weatherman Dan Henry showed a couple of old National Hurricane Center projections from 10 years ago before Hurricane Katrina hit. They were dead on as they correctly predicted the path of the Hurricane on late Friday.  Henry told us that those who went to bed early on Friday and "went about their business on the weekend" might have been caught off guard when the Hurricane hit on Monday morning. I'm not sure the struggling people of the Ninth Ward were generally worried about the weather. 
  • Had an odd trivia question come up last night concerning when "We Got The Beat" by the Go-Go's was released. Shocking answer: 33 years ago. 
  • Fox 4 also had a news story on a wedding cake baker under "fire" for refusing to make a cake for a same sex couple. Uh, is there anyone else under assault because of same sex marriage other than wedding cake bakers?
  • The Texas Legislative Medal of Honor was given posthumously to Lt. Col. Ed Dyess, the namesake of Abilene's Dyess Air Force Base yesterday. He survived the Bataan Death March, and I could have sworn I had written about him when I read the death march book a while back (but Google can't find anything that I know exists on Liberally Lean.) Gregg Abbott presented the award and Rick Perry flew back to be there as well. Good for Perry. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact press magnet Chris Kyle was also honored. 
  • Email spam I received: "The #1 mobile Breathalyzer solution for proving sobriety in child custody cases. Real-time results are collected throughout parenting time and transmitted from the device to a secure online portal. Immediate notifications are sent out in the event of alcohol consumption."  Are you kidding me? 
  • Faster than we are descending into Idiocracy, we are hurling toward a future world of a 24/7 documentation of every  movement you make (GPS), every possible consumed substance that could be considered harmful (alcohol, drugs, caffeine, sugar, cigarettes) will be noted, as well as health indicators (pulse rate, respiration, blood sugar count, perspiration, temperature. blood pressure).  I'm not sure how it will be done, but anyone want to bet against it? Think of a futuristic Fitbit in 20 to 30 years. 
  • I'm kind of surprised by the photo choice by this Virginia newspaper. Most of them show the victims: 


Ernest T said...

Hillary and Obama are never ones to let a crisis go to waste. They didn't hardly wait for the bodies to reach the morgue before they were talking about gun control.

Gun control is not the answer. In this case, the answer is more mental health care. If someone like this wanted to do this, they would either find a way to get a gun or they would do it with a knife, car, etc.

Guess that we should ban all cars, knives, etc. since they have all been used at sometime to kill someone.

Anonymous said...

I blame it all on this damned thug culture, rap music, and these super violent video games.

PS Sandy Hook never happened. the school wasn't even in operation at the time of the alleged massacre.

Anonymous said...

The father and especially the boyfriend of the female reporter seemed remarkably calm when they spoke throughout the day on television.

I'm a very stable person emotionally, but I could never be as calm as those guys were, under those circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Haven't you heard, the shooter was an African-American gay man; so, of course, all heterosexual white people are to blame! Racist!

Anonymous said...

Response to your Sandy Hook Comment:

The CDC Reported most recently for they year 2011:

Firearm homicides
Number of deaths: 11,208
Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.5

In 2011, 730,322 legal induced abortions were reported to CDC from 49 reporting areas. The abortion rate for 2011 was 13.9 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15–44, and the abortion ratio was 219 abortions per 1,000 live births.

Anyone else think the Gun Control folks (Barry) are a bit hypocritical?

Anonymous said...

...if 20 dead elementary school children at Sandy Hook didn't cause it to happen, it never will.

Interesting how liberals are so enchanted by the prospect of 'gun control', even though there are tens of thousands of pages of gun control laws already on the books.

Imagine the following statement "The deaths of two people killed by a drunk driver have prompted renewed interest in stronger DWI laws, but if a dead family of six didn't bring it about, it never will."

The blog-host would howl sanctimoniously about the rights of drunk drivers.

Nothing is apparently so blinding as the log in one's eye.

Anonymous said...

"I couldn't believe the father and the boyfriend of the slain reporter were giving sit down interviews yesterday. "

The father seeded genuinely upset. The boyfriend seemed like a publicity whore.

Anonymous said...

And with all the hidden camera videos exposing Planned Parenthood as a chop shop and slush fund for baby body parts, people are still defending it as a woman's right to choose.

Anonymous said...

Barry, the MSM of all ilks trotted every manner of experts out last night to tell us that we have a gun control problem and was the cause of this disaster.
Not once did I hear a viable anecdote to what in this incident and quite a few of the others that would have negated the tragedies.
So that being said:
Please lay out a point by point course of action that will prevent these events in the future.
Put up or shut up.
Waiting with bated breath.

Tom Cruise had a movie quite a few years ago by the name of "Minority Report" wherein the government had the means to see into the future and mitigate crime before it actually happens.
This angle might be a place for you idiots to start--and we can spend billions to test/RD this technology.

I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham.

Anonymous said...

Nice double negative there in that first paragraph of the day

Triple Fake Ribby

Anonymous said...

I hear Hillary has also filed a wage discrimination lawsuit based on gender. Her arugument is that Bill gets 500K a speech and she only gets 250K.

wordkyle said...

I'm constantly astonished when these incidents happen, at the reflexive move from the Left to call for more gun control laws. When a person commits murder, aren't they pretty much demonstrating that the law doesn't matter to them?

Anonymous said...

Where are Jesse and Al? Sure as hell don't see them making a fuss over this!


Anonymous said...

8:58 You must rely on strange sources to deny the Sandy Hook incident. Suppose the moon landings never occurred and the U.S. army was taking over Texas this summer. What other news flashes do you have? Gee, some people are truly delusional.

Anonymous said...

I generally prefer natural jugs, but RTG has about the nicest fake set one could ask for.

Thumbs up

Anonymous said...

Barry, I agree with your Liberally Lean prediction on Big Brother intervention in our future lives. I can easily see group insurance companies issuing a super fit bit that you are mandated to wear 24/7. No exercise today? Your benefits are suspended for a week. Trace of smoking or alcohol? Benefits suspended for the month. Stop taking your blood pressure/diabetes/hormone/etc? You policy is completely voided with no refunds. Could happen very easily.

DF Dr. Oz

Anonymous said...

The Google adjusted their algorithm during the last few months. I have trouble finding some quirky items now that I have referenced in the past decade. They have somehow adjusted its search parameters to better support their business model and advertising support mechanism. Still good, but not as neutral as before.

DF Internet Explorer
you know you need me

Anonymous said...

We should have picked our own damned cotton...

Anonymous said...

" don't know if it has merit, but a federal lawsuit regarding wage discrimination based upon gender has been filed in federal court by a woman who worked in Bridgeport. "

Oh yes it has merit!

Anonymous said...

As I said yesterday, there is absolutely no sense in passing more gun laws to avoid tragedies like we saw yesterday. The only way to prevent it is to repeal the 2nd Amendment and forcibly confiscate all the guns. That is what liberals truly want and anyone with a brain can see it.

Anonymous said...

Sandy Hook was a government sponsored hoax.

Anonymous said...

Gun control is the anthem of the Libtards.

Yet when measles, mumps or other childhood diseases (that we had eradicated) reappear -you do not call for illegal alien control.

When thousands die annually because of drunk drivers, you don't lobby for alcohol control.

When people drown at lakes, you don't call for water control.

You see my fellow Libtards, that control thing ain't gonna get it..

You cannot legislate "good" in people - if you could then most of you would be in spending your time in jail.....

Anonymous said...

Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!

I agree with Wordkyle.

Man, it really hurts to type that.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

RTG... nice floaties.

your on a trend...

Anonymous said...

Hurricane movements are no surprise to anyone in New Orleans. They were not caught off guard. Not at all. The city went crazy with warnings over the entire period. GET OUT. GET OUT. GET OUT. On TV, on radio...beat cops...door to door, neighbor to neighbor...throughout the entire city; all day and night. Anybody who is suggesting otherwise was not there.

Anonymous said...

Im glad you're awake now. Glad you're on our side.

Anonymous said...

Faces of Death was mostly fake footage.

Anonymous said...

I saw the video ... though not exactly by choice. I had clicked on the killers twitter account when someone speculated who it was. I initially looked at a few posted pictures and then a video popped up.... with the autoplay on, I looked to see what it was and realized the view was from the killer... and it hit me... that low life videoed it and had just posted it on his twitter feed while I was looking at it. I never want to see that again.

Guys like that don't deserve to live in our society...... he's the lowest of the low and he will burn in hell.

Anonymous said...

Better under fire in this life than in it in the next!

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Seriously, kill yourself. I know someone that lost a child there, you sick, degenerate, lowest common denominator, sack of shit.

Anonymous said...

9:17 PM

No, actually, you don't. Never happened.