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.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

The original bailout has opened a can of expensive worms. Now the auto industry? Who is next in line?

Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

WOW, where was that girl when i was playing Quarterback

Anonymous said...

Do those girs play banjo ?

Anonymous said...

Barry, you just aren't old enough.

In my memory one or more commish were questioned about hunting trips etc paid for by equipment people.

Anonymous said...

"...Jason Bateman,Fake John Kerry. It's kind of like my own Field of Dreams on the jogging trail."
Time to plow that field under and start on a new one if that's the best your dreams can come up with.
Shoot a little higher - Justine Bateman and ANY Fake hot celebrity chick

"I can't imagine wearing a dress, shirt and tie without a T-shirt."
I fixed up the punctuation in that sentence for ya, chief

Is it possible to play flag football and your banjo at the same time?
I'm just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Is it me or does the basketball player in the picture seem to know exactly where he needs to look?

I know I would like to have that view.

Anonymous said...

Barry, your readers need to know... There was an 8 year old AZ boy who allegedly shot his father and another. There is a tape of him being questioned without a lawyer. 1) is that admissible? 2) can an 8 y/o be deemed to understand Miranda rights if he was even read them?
-confused civil lawyer

Barry Green said...

I saw a little bit about that. Crazy story. In Texas, he couldn't even be prosecuted because of his young age.

And for juveniles in Texas, Miranda applies but it's even more strict: A magistrate (not a cop) is the one who reads the warnings.

Anonymous said...

December 21 2012 is just around the corner.

Atticus said...

Texas is naming Muscamp the future coach so it will maybe (1) keep him at Texas a little longer and (2) So that it will look a little better when they pay him almost a Million to be in charge of a college football team Defense. We need to remember all of this, when UT has to get a loan from the Government to keep from closing down in a few years.

Buckwheat said...

"Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted..."
Oh please.

"But Brown intends to coach into the foreseeable future."
He will stay as long (or longer) as Doofy Darrell.

"Retiring to Mexico doesn't sound like a bad idea."
SIGN ME UP!

Anonymous said...

Whats wrong bg you afraid of them to

Anonymous said...

you are all just a bunch of stupid sheeple.

Anonymous said...

Check out the Hotties fixin to score some weed after they score with the dudes. Guy holding the bag of weed in the background is a genius.

Get a lot of weed.
Call you buddies.
Get the campus merry go round Hotties to dress up and snap some balls.
Get them high.
Score with the Hotties-PRICELESS!

wordkyle said...

Ironic that Obama's people are so diligently vetting those who will work for him. The American voters should have done the same.

WC4L said...

No need to audible out of that play ladies. Looks like you have the defense right where you want them.


Double Fake Mike Leach.

Anonymous said...

I always thought a Dick Cheney was a kind of piercing a punk rocker wore.

Anonymous said...

52 years on "this" earth seems to imply that there was an unknown tenure on some other earth before.
And in all fairness to women you should girlcott her, maybe personcott her.

Interesting that 1 in 5 people don't have cable. Those are probably the last clear-thinking people around. As for this terrible recession/depression, it wouldn't exist at all were it not so actively promoted on TV. So many times has it been said that this is the worst crisis since the great depression. The TV junkie fools that we have become just believe it without looking around for real evidence of such. I will believe the situation to be so when 9 out of 10 people give up cable and cell phones because they can't afford them. I think that's what happened in the great depression. We're not there yet. But if unemployment continues to rise, white (and even black) Americans can solve all of their problems by chasing off the Mexicans and doing all that lawn, concrete, roofing, and dirt work themselves. Not holding my breath on that one. My observations tell me that the legal population here has become by and large incompetent to do so both physically and mentally. No, looks like most will simply sit on their collective fat asses in front of a TV and believe any absurd thing the talking heads tell them.

Retire to Mexico? Forget it. You're not tough enough. I lived there for 15 years. Trust me, you are neither tough nor smart enough.
But if you want to try anyway, let me know. I have a 40 acre tangerine farm in Veracruz I'll sell you.

In a country that values honesty and integrity why do we find it acceptable to hire an attorney to lie, finagle and misrepresent facts to save us responsibility for our actions?

Anonymous said...

financial markets nearing total meltdown...20% down very soon..! GOLD..SILVER..FOOD..TOILET PAPER..!!

Anonymous said...

1056 who told you that..??

Anonymous said...

That is the starting center and QB for the 2009 Decatur Eagles

We will not run the Shotgun Spread



Double Fake Kyle Story

Jarhead said...

TCU is for white elitest snobs.

Dirty Frogs.

Anonymous said...

8:12, The answer is blowing in the wind. Here is what McCain said to the Senate in 2005:

"If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.”

Was that not clear enough? Democrats brought America the Community Reinvestment Act and now they want us to believe they can fix the damage it has done to a once great economy. Americans, through their votes, are the unlying contributor to the coming crash. I know you were brainwashed by the media but you could have questioned what they were telling you.

Anonymous said...

what should i do with my ford stock. it's just barely over 1 dollar a share, i'm scared to death.

Anonymous said...

If that girl was my center after every play she would be asking me if I had a banana in my jock or was I happy to see her

Anonymous said...

Glad to see my massive thread of hots is being put to good use.

Anonymous said...

11:22....... This is 10:56-------

Who told me what? The post is a product of my own thought processes. I haven't owned or watched TV in 20 years, don't listen to talk radio, and am skeptical of 95% of what anybody tells me because that's the % of you fools who get your info from the boob tube.

Anonymous said...

Re: Auto Company Bailouts

Most taxpayers do not understand why their tax dollars should go to support what they consider less efficient businesses.

Anonymous said...

"...it wouldn't exist at all were it not so actively promoted on TV."
"I haven't owned or watched TV in 20 years..."
These two statements are incompatible. How do you know what is promoted on TV if you never watch? Unless you get that info from other sources? All that's left is periodicals and the internet. Of course, neither of those has ever been guilty of sensationalism. Wonder what percentage of your 95% of fools who watch TV and listen to talk radio are capable of forming an opinion as high-brow as yours?
If your post had some nice fifty-cent words in it, I would swear old Bill Buckley hisself was (figuratively) speaking down to us from the grave. But then, it had to be dumbed down for us boob tube-watching couch jockeys. Git 'er done!
I'm just sayin'

Buckwheat said...

Hey 10:56......................................................................................HORSE SHIT!

Anonymous said...

I'm a fairly recent transplant to TX so I had to look Darlie Routier up on Wikipedia. I'd be interested in hearing why you're not convinced of her guilt. She sounds guilty to me.

We're not promised a jury of our peers are we? Isn't it that we're promised an impartial jury?

Anonymous said...

Re: A hard rain is going to fall.

Just watched the DOW finish under 8,000. I would say I felt a little drizzle there.

The idot, Barney Frank, who made the following statement in opposition to Bush's attempt at passing legislation to rein in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is now telling us to bail out the auto industry:

"These two entities—Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—are not facing any kind of financial crisis The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing."

Keep in mind that Frank was Fannie Mae executive Herb Moses's lover. Moses was given the "Spouse" parking space assigned to Frank at the Capital.

Yea, there is a little drizzle falling. You might stock up on canned and dried foods with a self life of around five years. Oh, and get a gun and learn how to hunt and defend your family in hard times.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone feel the rearend collision today...thats when the stock market crashes twice in a short period of time!

You have the right to remain silent..but chances are you will squeal like a pig!

I can smell the winds of change ...and I am starting see their effects!

uncle fester 2012

Anonymous said...

Lots of people thought there was some question of Darlie Routier's guilt. The fact that a judge has okayed further testing of evidence is evidence of that. Whichever way the testing goes probably won't make a difference unless they retry, and then it's still a crapshoot.

I always understood that a jury of your peers was the basis, although that could mean 12 people rounded up off the street, which is basically the case. And impartiality is essential, too. That's why lots of prospectives get booted by either attorney

Triple Fake Perry Mason

Anonymous said...

I loves me some Jarret Hicks....

- Helmut

Anonymous said...

The pic gives me an idea for a new posi.....uh....I mean....formation.

Double Fake Ghost of Tom Landry

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

All I know is that whoever agreed to play these girls in Flag football is a bonified idiot.

You should have at least signed up to play touch... and "Two-below" at that!

Yowsa!

[yeah, I know there must be a few of you "school yard" footballers who will remember that like I do.]

And hey... where do we draw the line on bailing private companies who fail? How big? How small?

Anonymous said...

if darlie is guilty, then i believe her husband darren is also.

Anonymous said...

BG thinks she is innocent because she has big boobs!