3.11.2008

Random Morning Thoughts

- I'm not offended that Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York got caught in a prostitution sting, I'm offended that he paid $4,000 to $5,000 an hour on a hooker. - And during his 30 second press conference yesterday (which has been replayed a million times), I can actually hear a cell phone go off in vibrate mode. Drives me crazy every time. - And speaking of hookers, only the media calls the customers "Johns." - Crazy murder/suicide last night of a high profile black couple in Dallas. (And, for what it's worth, the shooter published this blog yesterday.) - Fog is cool. - A treasurer for a high school volleyball team near Austin takes $15,000 from the team but pays it back quickly. The story then appears in the Austin American Statesman. DA John Bradley (who may be the most arrogant prosecutor in the state) reads the story and decides to pursue felony charges even those all of those involved had handled it "in house". - The Space Shuttle (a program which needs to be retired) fired off into space at 2:30 a.m. central time last night. - I hate that "Welcome Back" song that TXU plays in all of its commercials. (And, yes, I know its from the old sitcom.) - I finished Slaughterhouse Five and it was, in a word, great. I'm not a fan of science fiction, and I'm not real sure this qualifies as a science fiction book, but any novel that concerns itself with time travel, free will, true history, and the Crucifixion will get my attention.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

9 flights remaining in the space shuttle program. (Or so they say)

Anonymous said...

NASA is soon to cancel the shuttle program. So who gets the space station that has cost us at least $1-trillion?

Anonymous said...

Spitzer should resign as soon as Sens. Vitter and Craig do. Of course he probably will, he is a Dem not a Rep. He probably has some measure of guilt about what he did.

Anonymous said...

Uh oh - the governor got caught. What in the world does a call girl do for that kind of money? Dang.

And bet there is a stink of epic proportions hidden in this story.

Enter lawyers, a book deal and movie rights.

Anonymous said...

So, what do the protitutes call their clients, Barrys?

Anonymous said...

Mine called me BigDaddy last time.

Anonymous said...

I find TXU's use of the song amazing on a very condescending level. First, they screw us for years in an arrogant fashion--then when a HUGE number of people decide to go elsewhere, they start acting like they're "NICE"? Yuck.

Jarhead said...

I can't believe Craig hasn't resigned. But then again, his term is almost up and he's not running for re-election. But then again, again, he should still resign.

Spitzer was just elected and has 3 more years, plus he's a major league a-hole and has been since he was AG of NY. It's gonna be fun to watch him fall. But hey, Democrats... look on the bright side ~ I'm sure you'll elevate him to Clinton-like status and he'll be your presidential nominee in 2012. Aren't sex scandals like this prerequisites for Democratic presidential candidates?

There's nothing better than elected officials involved in gay toe-tapping and hetero prostitution rings.

Thanks, Barry for finally getting around to this story.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Slaughter House Five, don't forget the beaver Barry.

Anonymous said...

If I wrote for Dallasblog, I'd shoot myself, too.

Anonymous said...

It is always a joy for me to see a lawyer get caught up in his arrogance and his thoughts that he lives above the rest of us because of his licensing and superior intellect.

Spitzer's ordeal reminds me of a reference that may be lost on many of you. "So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai"

One lawyer down is a good start.

Anonymous said...

9:09 AM - They do the same old thing for the money. The only difference is that when you pay $4,000 for it, you really, REALLY KNOW you have been screwed!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that lawyers need love too. Give your lawyer a hug today if you see him or her.

PSA from your very "user friendly" State Bar of Texas.

Anonymous said...

As a governor, Clinton was a lot smarter than Spitzer. He got all he wanted for free!

Jarhead said...

Yeah, but look at the quality of Clinton's conquests... Paula Jones? *GACK*

My guess if you pay someone $4000/hr for sex, they're probably top shelf honeys. Not Monica Lewinsky...

Anonymous said...

SPITZER, new news. He is not merely a suspect in prostitution. His personal phone has been bugged for a year under a warrant issued to the IRS. They were concerned about two bogus corporations that had no assets and no income for a number of years, all of which were registered by Spitzer as president, v-president and treasurer. Money laundering was suspected and they tracked Spitzer's calls to bust the scheme. Money from those corporate bank accounts was used to pay for his prostitution arrangements which have totaled more than $15,000 and may have gone on for more than 8 years. His crime, if indicted, would be in criminal money laundering, not simply being a "john" for a few nigts in the sack.

Anonymous said...

Fog IS cool. Ever noticed how you see a LOT of dead animals on the road after its been foggy? I always wondered if maybe it was too spooky even for the animals to be out in the woods with the fog swirling around and all so they run out and get smushed. It's not as cool as all that actually,a DPS Trooper said it was because of diminished visibility-animals that would normally be avoided get smashed. I like my version better.