- 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.
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