I have no idea what that fashion show was about, but I did notice this couple. And since their names were listed on the side, I thought I'd check them out. I learned they had a dinner party earlier this month.
Opulence, they haz it.
(Although I don't know which I hate more - - their pretentiousness or the reporter's fawning.)
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Man, I wish they would have panned over to his co-host during that spewing of knowledge. That gal deserves hazard pay to have to work with him.
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- Is that a repeat? I'm not sure.
- There's a Fort Worth car dealership radio ad that constantly plays which features the voice of the owner's kid. Please. Stop. It. It might make you proud, but its not going to make us buy a car.
- It occurred to me that for every one civil case tried to a jury in our courthouse there are ten or more criminal jury trials. I promise you there are a ton of silk suited lawyers in big civil firms who "specialize in litigation" that have never tried a case. And never will.
- The "Michael Morton Act" was signed yesterday by Gov. Perry which requires prosecutors to [insert shock sound] allow defense lawyers see the reports and evidence against their clients. These times, they are-a-changin', but I suspect most of you are shocked to learn that wasn't already the law. (That'll have little impact in Wise County where the prosecutors have had an "open file" policy for as long as I can remember.)
- The Office finale and retrospective was fantastic last night, but I've still got twenty minutes of it to watch because we had company come over. (The term "company" sounds a little outdated, doesn't it?)
- There was The Office going on and Darvish vs. Velander at the same time and I then noticed Mark Davis was live tweeting American Idol. (That from a guy who said this morning that no "self-respecting man" would go see The Great Gatsby unless it was "date-influenced."
- Headline: "The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for [Obamacare]." Merry Christmas to the Far Right -- you just received a big ol' package.
- I may do a blog post on this later: Finally got the upstairs air conditioner fixed but not after almost being a fraud victim by the first company who came out and took a look at it. The first company said the compressor was shot and needed to be replaced at a cost of $2,424 but, since it was that much, that I might want to consider getting a whole new unit -- they could send over a "comfort specialist" to talk about it. We then called a Decatur guy (Burl Cash) for a second opinion who came out and had it up and running like a charm for $301.55. A lot of crooks in the HVAC business?
- Speaking of, there's a chance Locks of Love may be no better than those companies.
- I'm not sure what to make of the commentor who compares me to Price Daniel Jr. but I love his efforts: (1) Baylor law graduate, (2) diminutive, (3) Napoleon Complex, and (4) had a younger second wife. But I've got more! I Googled Daniel yesterday and also learned this: His second wife, a former Dairy Queen (!!!!) waitress, was accused of his murder but was acquitted after being represented by Racehorse Haynes (who my dad introduced me to in Dallas during a trial of a man from Boyd.) And for the final bit of weirdness: I received one scholarship while at Baylor and it was the result of a donation by Price Daniel, Sr.
- I've been meaning to do this: Shout out to the Wise County District Clerk. The felony court case settings are now online.
- Will Cruz, Cornyn, Abbott, or Dewhurst go to Granbury after the tornadoes That's a comparable disaster to West, Texas, right?
- Science fiction prediction: Like the new "Google Glasses", we'll all have similar devices in the future which will have facial recognition technology allowing us to learn important info about the person we are looking at. (Think I'm joking? Transport someone from 50 years ago into present day and their mind would be blown by the technology around us.)
- I still haven't watched the 50+ year old home movie of my parents. I'm just waiting for a quiet time this weekend.
- Local talk radio note: Rarely heard J.D. Wells is horrible at his craft. Forced righteous indignation can be seen a mile away. And the guy is not very smart.
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It's some crazy national list about how Dairy Queen is the greatest place on earth. It has junk like this on it:
Nothing could keep you from your sweet Dairy Queen.
And I'm left off? The most associated product with Dairy Queen since the Dilly Bar and I don't even get a mention? Yet another example of the mainstream media not covering an important aspect of American culture. I'm gonna call MSNBC about this.
It wouldn't have taken much . . . .
People even blog from the humble confines of its home
(Side note: If I could find it, [Edit: Mrs. LL did], I'd link to the letter I got from the assistant general counsel of Dairy Queen a few years back "suggesting" that I cease and desist using Dairy Queen in the title of Liberally Lean. Seriously. It was official and everything. But I never heard from him again. I'm assuming Liberally Lean was Item #1 on some high level Board of Directors meeting where someone made a motion of "Let's not mess with this guy" followed by swift and unanimous approval. I've got to find those minutes - they just have to exist.)
Edit: On a darker note, this is the DQ in Ennis this morning:
Edit: On a darker note, this is the DQ in Ennis this morning:
- I had to leave the house early this morning, but there were some incredible images being broadcast of the damage in Cleburne and Granbury. Example. Example.
- I wonder if Jarhead is OK? (Although it occurs to me he's been absent for so long that many won't know who he is.)
- Apparently the worst area hit was Rancho Brazos Estates in Granbury. Reports say that area was the site of many homes built by Habitat for Humanity.
- I hope no one was injured because of apathy created by the constant "crying wolf" in the past by local weatherman.
- The radar technology these days is really good, but can they really definitively say, "There's a tornado!" when they see the hook?
- Saw a report where some Wise Countians have been without power for 12 hours.
- And is there anything more spare than when they cut to the webcam in a vehicle driving down a roadway?
- Have you seen the relatively new "storm chaser" vehicles used by, uh, storm chasers.
- Sure were lots of quick-on-the-trigger Twitter and Facebook posts from roof repair companies as the storms were ongoing.
- One station had a "Hail Projection" graphic which had a color designation for "Bowling Ball" size hail. Really. Why stop there?
- AG Eric Holder has his faults but I love the way he smacks down goofballs like Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert as he did yesterday. (But what in the heck did Gohmert mean when he said that Holder was attacking his integrity and “casting aspersions on my asparagus.” 3:55 in the second video in the previous link.)
- Regarding the current pseudo-scandals of the President, Mark Davis is right when he warns his Right Wing Brethren to not oversell their attacks or it will come across as partisan and, thus, be ineffective. They probably won't listen.
- They are replacing the turf at Cowboys Stadium already. Decatur and Bridgeport: Place your bids.
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