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Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • It's a holiday. It's Labor Day. And Random Thoughts is up to prove once again that I'm the hardest working man in show business.
  • If you haven't seen the two high school football players in San Antonio targeting a referee, you need to. The first guy might have been able to argue that it was an accident (which would be a hard sell), but the second player proves it was an orchestrated attack.  Video.
  • Right after I typed that above bullet point, I thought of 9/11. The first plane hit was bizarre but you wanted to believe it was an accident but when the second plane hit -- then you knew. It's interesting how the mind often works based upon what we want to believe.
  • "Drugs, divorce and a demanding campaign: The undoing of Dallas County DA Susan Hawk" That Morning News article released today is really good and insightful. She has been though a quite a bit of stress and now suffers from "breaks with reality and bouts of paranoia".  My sympathy for her is building. 
  • Sports: (1) Mike Leach might be in trouble at Washington State. They were a 30 point favorite over Portland State and lost last weekend. He is now 12-26 at the school. Ironically, his career is headed in the same direction as that of Craig James. (2) Texas lost 38-3 to Notre Dame.  I used to poke fun at the Evil Empire because I was jealous of the Longhorns' success. But that situation on the 40 Acres isn't funny anymore. (3) Texas can't find a quarterback, and it has been that way basically since Colt McCoy left. You know what justifiably drove every Texas fan crazy? In mop up duty against SMU, Baylor put in a true freshman who was a highly recruited quarterback. On his very first play, he threw a bomb for a 42 yard touchdown (also to a true freshman).  Here's a GIF. Sure it was SMU, but that made every Texas fan yell, "How can we not find anyone?" (4) Funny hypo on The Ticket this morning: Would the worst team in the NFL win the Super Bowl if they were allowed to have on player on the field who was invisible. The answer is "absolutely!", right? (5) BagofNothing was dead on: College football games are ridiculously long. And I remember correctly, when I looked on my DVR to try and record Baylor/SMU, ESPN had allocated three hours. The chances of a college game ending within four hours, not three, is a dicey proposition. 
  • I went to downtown Fort Worth for College Game Day. I ended up walking for a short distance with a lady in a Baylor shirt - I was wearing one too - and she told me she had just been "literally attacked" by a drunk TCU kid that and that his buddies had to pull him back.  "I'm a 50 year old woman!", she said. She didn't mean "literally" and "verbally" would be the better word, but I'll give her a break because for 50 years old: Pretty, pretty hot. 
  • Shout out to my neighbor who was mowing his lawn at 7:30. I was already up so I really don't care. Everyone else? They might have a problem with it.
  • My weekend was spent working on a hunch. I still don't know if I'm right, but I pray that I am. 
  • Fox 4 News spent about a minute this morning showing The Gal Surfing In A Dress And High Heels. Scroll down and you'll see I posted that video last week. And to think the publisher of Messenger called me an "Internet pioneer" over 15 years ago. Neither one of us knew the journey would lead to stuff like that. 
  • My weird Liberally Lean power: Out of the blue, I mentioned the seldom seen or heard Charlie Sheen on Friday. The next day, the Ranger's Derek Holland throws an absolute gem and then Sheen shows up in the locker room in front of photographers. 


Anonymous said...

Austin got too weird for football.

Started a good while back. Drugs, whores...Babylon. Just too many temptations for the wee lads coming into the program to dodge. Tended to warp the focus.

Very hard to discipline a football team with those distractions, especially while at a liberal school. So everything begins to devolve, losses mount, everybody talks.

Soon the parents and coaches of high school kids begin to hear about what is going on. The school in Austin quickly begins to be crossed off the lists of players being recruited. Just too many quality programs in the US for parents and HS coaches to send their players there.

In more ways than one, Austin is crashing much like many other liberal bastions. More and more takers moving in. Crime going up.

Last one to leave, turn out the lights.

Anonymous said...

Dad didn't do the lawn at 0730 last week. Result: heat exhaustion.
What MAN is not up by that time anyway?
Idiot fans, one more reason not to go to live games: prices ridiculous, drunks everywhere
Game starts, I go to lunch, come back, go to grocery store, come back in enough time to watch 4th quarter, which seems to be the only quarter where all the good things happen anyway. Same thing for basketball, the last two minutes last thirty minutes.

whisky O said...

Is that Bruce Jenner in the middle?

Anonymous said...

Those two punks need to be in jail.
I don't want to hear that they're just kids and deserve another chance, and not be incarcerated. Those punks aren't kids, just plain thugs.
We as society cannot stand by and let all authority figures be attacked.
Teachers, principals, police, judges need to be protected from these kind of retribution from parties that do not agree with their decisions.

Triple Fake... said...

I can see how easily you would make the short leap from dirty high shcool football players to 9/11.
If the players win, so to speak, the terrorists also win.

The Wild Thing bit had been planned for some time. I remember hearing/reading about it somewhere last week, probably on the Ticket or in the Star-Telegram, since those are my main sources for Rangers info. Could it be that you also gleaned that info from the same source, and it implanted the Charlie Sheen idea into your Liberally Lean brain? You can claim it was an incredible co-inky-dink, but doubtful

RTG assessment:
the one on the right is gorgeous;
the one on the left is cute and oh-so curvy;
the one in the middle is nice, but sweetheart, you need to stay out of the sun. Those moles look pre-cancerous.
Make an appointment and I'll give them a look

Anonymous said...

No, watching that video from both angles shown, you can tell by the running pattern of each player that the attack was on purpose. These children need to be kicked out of ALL sports for the rest of their high school career. However, I'm sure Mom/Dad turn the other cheek will hire lawyers and sue b/c their kid does no wrong. Accountability people!!!! Mom/dad turn the other cheek are probably already moving them to another district.

Anonymous said...

Theory on Austin has some validity but really blaming it on liberal atmosphere shows paranoia of you right wingers. 1st Austin has been liberal compared to Texas for about 100 years including those years of UT national championships 2nd as "liberal" as UT is its nothing compared to Wisconsin, USC,UCLA,Oregon etc. They seem to still be producing winning football teams. But like you said Austin has change mainly due to overcrowding and influx of outsiders so can't say your completely off target as to ONE of the reasons for UT football slide.

Anonymous said...

10:49...he doesn't speak for all of us. Or even most of us.

Anonymous said...

10:49 - The left destroys everything that it touches.

Anonymous said...


I don't think you know what turn the other cheek means.

Anonymous said...

I'm finished mowing at 7:30. Wimps.

Anonymous said...

945's comments sound like a Journey song. No sense whatsoever.

DF Street Light People

Anonymous said...

A prediction exclusive to Liberally Lean: Charlie Strong is out in less than two years and UT snaps up either the Baylor or TCU wundercoach. You heard it here first.

DF DeLoss Dodds

Anonymous said...

I'll tell you what upset Longhorn fans in that game and it wasn't Baylor's backup. It was SMU's QB. That team was dead last in 2014 and turned it into a respectable offense in 1 offseason. They scared the hell out of Baylor. The Mustangs managed to find a talented QB without lying, bribing and cheating. Why couldn't Charlie Strong?

He's still cleaning up Mack Brown's mess, but the clock is quickly winding down on using that excuse. We can accept a defeat while rebuilding, but not getting blown out. Texas needs an offensive line and Tyrone Swoopes has got to go.

Anonymous said...

Texas Longhorns last 38 Offensive Drives(TCU, Ark, ND):
27 First Downs
24, 3 and Outs
2 TDs
2 FGs
5 Ints
2 Fumbles
3 Defensive TDs
8 Negative Gaining Drives

0 80+ Drives
1 70-80 Yard Drives
1 60-70 Yard Drives
1 50-60 Yard Drives
2 40-50 Yard Drives
2 30-40 Yard Drives

This is unacceptable.

DF Ghost of DKR

Anonymous said...

Remind me not to come here again on a holiday. The comments are turrible

DF Charles Barkley

Anonymous said...

"My sympathy for her is building."

3 times married, 2 times treated for addiction. Erratic behavior. She should resign; it's that simple.

No one on the job is better than Craig Watkins on the job

Anonymous said...

There are some real gems here today. Top of the list: The revelation that "manhood" is dependent on what time a guy wakes up. (Thanks for that one, 9:45. I've adjusted my alarm clock accordingly. I'll be waking up a man!)

Anonymous said...

Today's girls? 26, 10, 8, 8
The 2 on the ends. I could see either one of them doing the Fast Times Phobe Cates pool scene. Yummy

Anonymous said...

Yeah, when do you ever hear of a man getting ripped over the coals regarding his mental issues? NEVER. SMH.

CT said...

Surely you know the local TV stations monitor your blog?? I am so not surprised when I see something on channel 8 that was on your blog first.

Anonymous said...

The RTG has a creep factor to it. I think it's the guy in the middle.