1.23.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Just knowing it's Friday is-a-good.
  • Regarding the suppression of the blood results in the judge's case mentioned below, the prosecution can still try the case. But it would be a weird trial because both sides would have to pretend in front of the jury that the request for blood never happened.
  • The State can appeal the judge's ruling to suppress the blood results -- and trust me, they will. It's one of the few appellate rights the government has. For instance, the government can never appeal a "not guilty" verdict.
  • The judge ruled that the affidavit which gave rise to the search warrant for blood was insufficient. Honestly, it would be hard to screw one of those up. Most are cookie cutter forms which have check boxes for signs of intoxication (i.e. bloodshot eyes, red and glassy eyes, smell of alcohol, staggered walk, slurred speech, etc.)
  • I once saw the judge that recused himself in the case catch a plastic replica of the female genitalia in the hallway of the Tarrant County DA's office. (Crazy story that would take too long to explain.)
  • I would like to be the official White House photographer.
  • I think a blog that covered nothing but what was going on in the Wise County courthouse on a daily basis would be very popular.
  • Reunion Tower in Dallas was opened in 1978. I've been to the top of it once.
  • I don't want to get old but I look forward to the day where my actions can be excused because I'm just "old and crazy." And, man, I'm going to milk that for all it's worth.
  • If I could go back to school, I might major in History. If you can fire off a bunch of history in any conversation, you sound pretty dang smart.
  • There are very few people in this world that I "connect" with. But my internal reaction makes me smile when I see them -- like we both have a funny story to tell each other even though we don't.
  • I could do this: Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is building a 31,000 square foot house on land he bought for $6 million. And he didn't take out a mortgage.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eating at the slowly rotating resturant at he top of a tower is kind-of like eating lunch on the merry-go-round at a school for "special" kids. Also, your like for history is a thing I share with you. You can generally save a lot of time and trouble if you will pay attention to the free lessons of history. Knowing how your idea didn't work in the past can be a very valuable thing at times.If only the "wise men" at our capitol would use these free lessons a little more often. The one thing I like about Obama is his study of history. That may be his saving grace.

Anonymous said...

Is that "Lock me up, Tie me up and Spank me" in that picture?

A Blog on the going-on's in the Courthouse would be great but you'd probably get in trouble regardless of the "Free-Speech" thing-ama-jig.

Old and Crazy, yea that would be some good times. I'm going to make sure I wear an adult diaper whether I need it or not and I'll probably have it hanging out the top of my pants like young kids do today. I might even wear a trucker hat side ways or backwards on my head and ride a skate board on the square. You know, like the young kids do. Taken laxatives and feeling young, that's what I'm talk'in about. I'm just say'in.

Anonymous said...

Barry Green - have you read update yet? I thought you would had posted this, but i'm confused.
How does the Wise County Jail hire a convicted felon that had just finish three years in the pen as the maintenance man of it's jail?

wtf?

Anonymous said...

Be careful wishing your life away! You will get old soon enough and get to speak your mind (without retribution)

I enjoy that now, but have discovered along with that privilige comes a few other unpleasantries.

Anonymous said...

I know that in this mornings picture those are fake.







No one has little black ears and red horns. ;-)

Anonymous said...

8:33 AM--even convicted felons need work, and I'm sure they were willing to give him a chance when no one else would. Kudos to the Sheriff's Department for having their hearts in the right place. It's HIS fault that he disappointed them, and didn't take the opportunity to straighten out his life.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I would have thought you would have noticed this. In yesterday's Star Telegram, I think it was, American Airlines parent company showed a loss of 2.1 billion dollars for 2008. What is next on the horizon, another airlines bailout? You would think that with all the fees and other charges they pile on you every time you have to fly, that they could balance the company checkbook. Someone is on their game to not notice that you are lossing 2.1 BILLION dollars.

Anonymous said...

8:33 - i didnt say felons dont need to work, but for the government? at a jail with other felons? this is what got the montague county in such problems, and that conflict of interest leads to other problems, such as smuggling in drugs, cigarettes and other contraband. and it's clear this felon did not learn from his mistake, because he is back where he belongs.

no all convicted felons are perfect citizens like you.

come on, now.

Anonymous said...

The State doesn't have the right to appeal a guilty verdict? How can that be? Those damn liberals have the law so screwed up! I guess that means you have to release them from jail too!

Anonymous said...

A history major ain't all it's cracked up to be. You can use it to (a) impress your friends while watching Jeopardy; (b) drive a school bus; or (c) go to law school. After one too many lengthy explanations about some obscure historical place or event, my wife looked at me and said, "You know an awful lot about very little." That pretty much sums it all up.

Anonymous said...

I think a blog about what goes on in the courthouse would be interesting and informative.

Anonymous said...

This is off topic and has nothing to do with hot girls or Obama. I grew up in Bridgeport in the 80's, and was wondering something last night while talking about motorcycles, maybe an old cop or a new Lawyer could tell me? When we were kids, as soon as you started a mini-bike, go cart, Suzuki YZ80 in Bridgeport , the cops showed up in about 20 seconds, was this due to busy bodies calling it in? Were the cops especially tuned to Motorcycle sounds and wished to halt the 12 yr old hell's angel's? It was amazing, you could start that thing and within seconds get busted. I thought it was a kid thing, then when I turned 16 I got a real bike, license and all. I could pull out of the garage, start it, let it warm up and before I could get to Allsup's for a burrito i would get pulled over, for no reason, show my license, and insurance and never be told why. Is it still like that? I think busy bodies, just scared? I mean a mo-ped, a go cart, anything, it could even be in the dirt, you getting popped. Officer Cash was the biggest stopper of way-ward youth. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Them are Bridgeport gals........I was at the same Halloween party. Cat woman was hhhhhhot!

Anonymous said...

10:27:
Sounds like you may have been Hispanic or looked African American. (We know that no blacks were allowed to live in Bpt in the 80s). If that is not the case, then it seems likely that you did not come from one of the well connected families in Brideport. Anyway it is time to get over it and move on!

DBL Fake Dear Abby!

Anonymous said...

On a percentage of income basis, he is spending a heck of a lot less for this house than most of the rest of us spend for ours.

Anonymous said...

I would licke their toes

chupacabra said...

I bet 5:25 is correct in his assessment.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Plenty of Motorcycles in Bport now. Heck, it is ground zero for the Big Childrens toy ride.

Plenty of Hispanics and even some blacks now too.