The Campaign For DA

11.19.2008

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Ok, let's try this: Insider trading. Got it. (But I promise my fingers wanted to type training. I've found a brain to finger flaw inside of me.)
  • Saw where Southlake is going to have another "town square" shopping center which is bigger than the current one and this one will be right off 114. (Saw the story on Channel 8.)
  • You can't turn on the news without hearing the word "vetting."
  • Since I started practicing law in Wise County exclusively since 1993, I've never heard of a rumor of a public official in the criminal justice system attempting to be bribed. (This Morning News story made me think of it.) Yeah, it's had its flaws, but dishonesty is not one of them.
  • I can't imagine wearing a dress shirt and tie without a T-shirt.
  • Steve Doocy of Fox's Fox and Friends is one goofy guy.
  • The more I think about it, that cross country runner video from yesterday (below) was really weird. (Pretty good photo of the incident here.)
  • It will now cost you $28,250 a year to be a full time student at TCU.
  • If arrested, you don't have to have your Miranda rights read to you unless the police intend to question you. (I hear that complaint/question more than any other.)
  • I just saw my breath in the cold weather but it is supposed to be 80 degrees today.
  • I've never been sure of Darlie Routier's guilt. (And I somehow ended up representing one of her extended family members on a traffic ticket in Wise County. )
  • The automakers asking for $25 billion from the government is mind-boggling. Can we just scrap this whole system and start over?
  • Retiring to Mexico doesn't sound like a bad idea.
  • On my jog outside yesterday, I saw a guy that looked like Jason Bateman at the exact same location that I normally see the Fake John Kerry. It's kind of like my own Field of Dreams on the jogging trail.
  • One out of 5 people if DFW don't have cable or satellite.
  • Heard an "expert" on The Ticket yesterday tell Norm Hitzges that Mark Cuban will be entitled to a jury of his peers and "although he doesn't have many peers, they'll try to do the best they can" to have a jury composed as such. What an idiot.
  • The Evil Empire announced yesterday that first year defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will be the head coach once the current head coach, Mack Brown, steps down. But Brown intends to coach into the foreseeable future. That's just weird.
  • I had a crazy dream last night. Woke up at 2:00 a.m. exhausted and thought about it. Then I woke up this morning and can't remember what it was about.
  • "McALLEN, Texas – Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on state charges." I thought that headline was a joke, but it wasn't. That's just a crazy grand jury. Cheney and Gonzales don't have anything to worry about.
  • In a country that values good sportsmanship, why do we find it acceptable for a wide receiver to argue that he caught a ball when he knows he did not?
  • Edit: And Ann Curry is celebrating 52 years on this earth today. Boycott in effect.