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4.24.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Wow. Tim Curry, long time Tarrant County DA, died last night.
  • As one of his employees in 1991, I had to meet with him in his office to tell him I was running for DA of Wise and Jack Counties. I think he thought I was crazy.
  • He was a nice guy but was rarely seen in public. I totally understand that.
  • "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" was actually, "What happens here, stays here" in the original ad campaign. And that must have been one heck of an ad campaign.
  • Obama's public meeting with credit card companies was a little silly, all political, and a little bit of government bullying.
  • Windiest Spring ever?
  • I've begun asking jury panels what they think about the statement, "It is better for 10 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be convicted." The answers are pretty interesting.
  • Someone yesterday on a panel said, "I may feel a little differently if that innocent man was me."
  • Limited interest: Anybody see the Lari Barager Fox 4 story about the little kid from Cleburne named Emma that "saved" her grandmother and is to be honored as a hero? The grandmother passed out while driving so Emma grabbed the wheel (only for the car to go off the road, through a fence, and through a work shop.) Emma's a cute girl, but I'm not sure what it was that she did that is worthy of so much attention.
  • Hot sports opinion: Mavericks next four games will be lose, win, lose, lose.
  • Back to the DWI trial.

23 comments:

wordkyle said...

As a member of the jury, it would be tough for me to accept Dr. Frank-n-Furter as a prosecutor. (Am I the first with this joke? Probably not.)

Anonymous said...

"You can have a pet cat, and people will go 'Meow, meow...'"

Triple Fake Jerry

Happy Draft Weekend!

Anonymous said...

That's okay, Word
I tried to come up with a good line tying the DA to the actor but the hamster hasn't had his coffee this morning, so the wheel is turning kinda slow.
The gerbil, however, is up and running!

chupacabra said...

"Someone yesterday on a panel said, "I may feel a little differently if that innocent man was me."

?

Made my brain hurt.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you made an insightful observation concerning Obama and the credit card companies. He is more accomplished at bullying our people rather than our dangerous enemies around the world. No doubt, he is a dandy.

Anonymous said...

thats the greatest sports opinion ever.. the mavs are just not great enough to keep it in tact... GO SPURS!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Personally, I think jury panels are under more scrutiny than the accused on trial.

Anonymous said...

"I've begun asking jury panels what they think about the statement, 'It is better for 10 guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to be convicted.' The answers are pretty interesting."


This is interesting. It would be horrible to see an innocent man be convicted, but what if those 10 guilty men went and killed one innocent victim each?

Anonymous said...

Mavericks next four games will be win, lose, win, next series, lose.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there has ever been a time on Earth when not one person died on any given day.

Anonymous said...

my wife and I had the same converstion about the litle girl and we are still confused our guess was somone desperatley needed a hero...

Anonymous said...

9:27 - That's exactly the basis of our legal system. We don't want ANY guilty to go free, however, each time we convict an innocent, the real guilty does go free. It's incumbent upon the police and prosecution to be extremely careful NOT to prosecute OR to convict an innocent. But if a guilty goes free, it is still our responsibility to prevent his/her further illegal activity. I certainly hope you or your child is never falsely accused or convicted.

Anonymous said...

Hooray for giving us a hott guy to look at! That's a beefy man. Yum.

Anonymous said...

10:01, yes, absolutely. The percentage of "earth days" during which no person died is probably more than 99 percent. I can't recall exactly how many billions of years the earth has existed, and the number of years that people have been around, but I recall doing the math yields only a tiny fraction of days during which a person died.

Anonymous said...

Curry didn't think you were crazy to run for D.A. and he thought you did a good job in Wise County. Curry was good at his job. I hope the next person can do as well.

(You can probably figure out who I am, Barry.)

Anonymous said...

10:01 - really?

Anonymous said...

11:01 - Currently I'd estimate more than 300,000 people die every day at this time. Given the earth has been here for some 4.5 Billion years. Humans for some 2.5 Million years. However, the human population only exceeded 1 Billion mark a few hundred years ago. So back a few thousand years ago, it was quite possible there were days when no human died. What difference this makes, I don't really know. (Unless, of course you believe in the fairy tale about humans blinging into existence 5,000 years ago.)

mzchief said...

To Barry...Be careful with your new jury question. We now live in an era when it is perfectly acceptable to take from some so as to serve the greater good. One group is taxed more in an attempt to serve the greater good. Most people earn a living by trading minutes of their life for money. The government/public has no problem with taking those minutes/years for the greater good so why would a member of a jury have a problem with taking the minutes/years of an innocent person's life for the greater good of society?

Disclaimer: I do not agree that it is in the best interest of society to unfairly deprive anyone of the minutes/years of their like under the pretext of it being for the greater good.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I have missed a few days. I was out of town getting CEUs.

I come back to "hott guy" and "beefy man"?? What the hell? All I see is hot chick and beefy ass. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the subject of this picture. I really dig the gap on the left side of her bikini. Other than a way too big ring, or pacifier, on the ring finger of her right hand, I can't complain. About her that is. Tubby in the red should have brought her own bikini instead of stretching out one belonging to the golden goddess. Thunder thighs tapering down to cankles. Someone should get duct tape to cover the top of her crack. And then push her into the water with no life preserver. The guy she's talking to is obviously saying "Look bitch, get your left hand off of my left shoulder. Quit blocking my view of Pam Anderson, circa 1989, and quit blocking the sun. There are hot chicks in the bow of the boat. The muscle guy looks like he's sporting a pair of water suspenders (or he just got peed on). His right hand appears to show exactly how much space in his fist he requires to pleasure himself. He needs chest hair and to turn his visor around. I think he's drinking Douch Light. I hope he gets a sun burn and can't scratch his back because his arms lack range of motion due to steroid use. Glad to be back. guinness67

Anonymous said...

11:33, 11:01 here. Thanks, I think. Anyway yes, for most of earth's existence the days were without any human death.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE ALWAYS RESPECTED TIM CURRY FOR ALWAYS HAVING A DRIVER WHEN HE WENT OUT DRINKING... AND A ATTORNEY.

Anonymous said...

Group of kids look like they're having a good time. Too bad the game warden will come by soon and ruin their day.

AnObiter said...

Goodnight, Mr. Curry.

What a terrific article about his ethics & quiet lack of ego. I recall being slightly terrified when meeting him...he was a Legend even way back then.