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4.09.2009

Random Thursday Morning News

  • The concept of the Texas Ranger ball girls is a good one.
  • TV Land is developing a new reality show on the female cougar? Greatest idea ever?
  • I don't think I ever watch TV Land.
  • There's some pirate news in the news. The first time I realized there were actual pirates in the modern day world was in the Harrison Ford movie, Six Days Seven Nights (which is better know for a horrible acting job by David Schwimmer.)
  • I don't think the Wise County folks use the 156 bridge over 114 near the Speedway, but it'll be shut down for a couple of weeks due to structure damage.
  • Lots of sports talk over the Mavericks jockeying for the seven vs. eighth seed in the NBA playoffs. News Flash: That doesn't matter.
  • I'm not sure where Lady GaGa came from.
  • I heard attorney Bill Ray out of Fort Worth was appointed on the Stephen York case.
  • Everyone is calling it a "capital murder" case but the actual charge is only decided upon by the DA with the grand jury's approval. And if it is a capital murder indictment, the DA decides whether to seek the death penalty. He can waive that option which means a guilty verdict means an automatic life sentence.
  • Even I think it is shocking that a DA can decide when to pursue the death penalty and when not to --- but I really don't have any better system in mind.
  • My favorite crazy conservative, our own blogging assistant DA Kevin Henry, has been ranting against any call for the legalization of drugs. But take a look at this post and find the one paragraph that should drive everyone crazy.
  • Two bizarre deaths that we kind of ignored over the last week: The guy that drowns in a creek in Chico and the guy that got run over by a train in Decatur. (The last one sounds like a country music lyric.)
  • Any comment signed by "Double Fake" whatever tends to be pretty funny.
  • I know no one out there has heard it, but there is nothing worse than the Huckabee Report on WBAP at 7:32 a.m. (For a guy that is probably pretty smart, his attempts at humor are the corniest I've ever heard.)
  • There was a story yesterday of a carjacking in Dallas where a lady was forced out of her car and the attacker left the scene in her car with the victim's two children in it. (They were safely released nearby.) I'm kind of surprised the guy got the car: I can't imagine a more formidable foe that a mother whose kids are about to be taken from her.
  • I've kept my weight off from The Master Cleanse.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

As to the guy getting run over by a train, he was actually "knocked awinding"--thrown 25 feet! Playing chicken with a train while you're drunk is REALLY not a good idea--the train won. My staff says they've never heard the phrase "knocked awinding"--I heard that from my grandparents while growing up!

chupacabra said...

What an epitaph: Run Over By A Train In Decatur TX.

Wasn't it Gibby Haynes who said something about dancing with a train in Decatur?

Or was that Dallas?

Danny Boy said...

Welcome back BG on the Ransom Girl.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Henry's entire post drove me crazy.

Anonymous said...

According to the DA, if you are supporting the legalization of drugs, you will be looking for a new job.

Maybe you could become a drug dealer since you have either seen or defended most of the people using anyway.

That is a pretty weak argument by the DA.

Anonymous said...

So we should make more things illegal to solve our unemployment problem? I guess anyone can be a police officer or prison guard, but where would we get more prosecutors and defense lawyers?

Double Fake Guy Than Needs Killing

Anonymous said...

Is this where you hear Big and Rich singin playin chicken with a Train Train or somethin somethin?

Anonymous said...

Pic of a big boobed 16 year old....taking Master cleanse....listening to WBAP at 7 am......

I don't think I have any further questions, your witness.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Henry is kinda like Rush Limbaugh: he makes ridiculous statements that no sane person could agree with, for the sole purpose of entertainment.

Anonymous said...

I've been on the grand jury and Henry is tough and in my opinion a good assistant DA! The paragraph about the economy if drugs are legalized would mean jobs lost; however, more ER doctors, nurses, funeral homes and treatment centers jobs would increase. Making drugs legal would just make more dopers out there creating havoc on our streets.

Anonymous said...

That crazy asst DA gripes about people who rely on taxpayers, while he relys on taxpayers for his job. Kinda hard to listen to you rant and rave about capitalism and the free market when you basically are not a participant job wise.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Henry is an honest assistant prosecutor, has a great point of view on most everything, would make a great next DA. In fact he should run for a higher political office, he has my vote


Double Fake Bill O'Reilly

Anonymous said...

The whole idea of playing chicken with a train doesn't make sense anyway. In the game of chicken, one must step aside to avoid collision, hence becoming the "chicken". How can a train get out of the way? The person trying to play chicken with the train is always going to lose (become the chicken) or die, because the train doesn't have a chance to be "chicken"

I conclude that there is no such game as "chicken with a train", because there is only one willing participant, and the loser is predetermined in every case.

Anonymous said...

If Bill Ray has been appointed, it will move the drama needle on this sad case to overload!

This blog will go crazy with his defense. Anytime he gave a speech in his run against Judge Sterns it was pure entertainment..,

Double Fake and Dead Perry Mason

Anonymous said...

At what age do baby Cougars stop nursing?

Double Fake: Tony the Tiger

Andria said...

Re: the Cougar. What's the age range exactly? I'm trying to figure out how far off I am as I inch closer to 40 than 30 this year. (BSG...makes ya feel old, doesn't it?)

wordkyle said...

904 - I'll admit I've never heard Kevin Henry if you'll admit you've never listened to Rush Limbaugh.

Anonymous said...

It is pretty obvious that 9:04 never listened to Rush Limbaugh. It is amazing how people who don't know what they are talking about have such strong opinions...it would be like me saying that the women on The View claim that Obama is God and Bush is the devil...sounds like something reasonable to say but I don't watch The View...so I wouldn't know.

Anonymous said...

Crimson and Clover would'a sounded pretty good with a Banjo.

Anonymous said...

Who is attorney Bill Ray? Did he want this case or was it just his turn in the bucket? Also why an attorney from FW?

Anonymous said...

The comments of the ADA remind me of a movie I was saw...."If you build it, they will come." What? If you legalize drugs everyone's gonna start doing it? Newsflash, there are lots of people already doing it, but just not out in the open public.

RPM said...

8:37 wins.

Anonymous said...

10:02

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Double Fake Babwa Waters, one of the original cougers.

Anonymous said...

It's Judge Sturns. People that cannot spell should not be allowed to express b.s. opinions.

Anonymous said...

Tell us about Bill Ray, the attorney. Is he a good choice?

Anonymous said...

That Assistant DA doesn't have a clue. Marijuana is the only thing that people want to legalize. Alcohol is legal and it's much worse. I say ban alcohol and legalize marijuana. And, if he wants to bitch about tax dollars paying for others people's problems he better add food to that list. Look at all the problems people have from being fat!

Anonymous said...

10:22 - to follow your comment: alcohol and tobacco are legal and lots of people don't use them. Either they don't like them, they cost too much or they never even tried them. The DA's logic is as incomplete as his ability to pursue simple cases before him.

Anonymous said...

10:21 because that's where the best one's are, except for you Barry. Your the best in WC, of course.

Anonymous said...

In The Age of Insanity

And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land called America, having lost their morals, their initiative, and their will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that person known as The One. He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He hypnotized the people telling them, “I am sent to save you. My lack of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego, and my association with evil doers are of no consequence. For I shall save you with Hope and Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the land that he who preceded me is evil, that he has defiled the nation, and that all he has built must be destroyed.”

And the people rejoiced. For even though they knew not what The One would do, He had promised that it was good; and they believed.

And The One said “We live in the greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it!”

And the people said, “Hallelujah!! Change is good!”

Then He said, “We are going to tax the rich fat-cats,”----

And the people said “Sock it to them!”

And The One said, “And redistribute their wealth.”

And the people said, “Show us the money!”

And then He said, “Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody”

And Joe the plumber asked, "Are you kidding me? You’re going to steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??”

And The One ridiculed and taunted him, and Joe’s personal records were hacked and publicized.

One lone reporter asked, “Isn’t that Marxist policy?”

And she was banished from the kingdom!

Then a citizen asked, “With no foreign relations experience and having zero military experience or knowledge, how will you deal with radical terrorists?”

And The One said, “Simple. I shall sit with them and talk with them and show them how nice we really are; and they will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!”

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Then The One said, “I shall give 95% of you lower taxes.”

And one, lone voice said, “But 40% of us don’t pay ANY taxes.”

So The One said, “Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!”

And the people said, “Hallelujah!! Show us the money!”

Then The One said, “I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell your homes!”

And the people yawned and the slumping housing market collapsed.

And He said, "I shall mandate employer-funded health care for EVERY worker and raise the minimum wage. And I shall give every person unlimited health care and medicine and transportation to the clinics.”

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Then he said, “I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas.”

And the people said, “Where’s my rebate check?”

Then The One said, “I shall bankrupt the coal industry and electricity rates will skyrocket!”

And the people said, “Coal is dirty, coal is evil, no more coal! But we don’t care for that part about higher electric rates.”

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Then He said, “Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let’s grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches, free medical care, bilingual signs and guaranteed housing...”

And the people said, “Hallelujah!!” And they made him King!

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Then The One said, “I am the The One – The Messiah - and I’m here to save you! We shall just print more money so everyone will have enough!”

But our foreign trading partners said unto Him, “Wait a minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have to pay more...”

And the people said, “Wait a minute. That is unfair!!”

And the world said, “Neither are these other idiotic programs you have embraced. Lo, you have become a Socialist State and a second-rate power. Now you shall play by our rules!”

And the people cried out, “Alas, alas!! What have we done?"

But yea verily, it was too late. The people set upon The One and spat upon him and stoned him, and his name was dung. And the once mighty nation was no more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or shelter or hope. And the Change The One had given them was as like unto a poison that had destroyed them and like a whirlwind that consumed all that they had built.

And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish,

“Give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!”

But it was too late, and their homeland was no more.

Anonymous said...

NOT AN ATTORNEY.....CLEAR THIS UP FOR ME...
IF YOU ARE IN THE PROCESS OF COMMITTING A FELONY CRIME....I.E. IN A STOLEN VEHICLE........DOING FELONY EVADING....AND INTENTIONALLY DRIVE INTO A RECOGNIZABLE LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE WITH THE INTENT OF DOING HARM TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER........RESULTING IN HIS DEATH
WHY WOULD YOU NOT BE CHARGER WITH CAPITAL MURDER......
HE HAD INTENT

Anonymous said...

11:54, here's the clincher. Prove it in a court of law.

Anonymous said...

11:50, best post of the day.

Anonymous said...

CHARGER? I DONT KNOW!

Anonymous said...

The puppy gets his chance to show his strength to the pirates.I'll bet we look like shit on this.WE know where the mother ship is why don't we just sink it.No survivors.Just an oil slick.Put the Captains fate up to a vote then.Theese arn't people looking for martydom just thugs thumbing their nose at the world.Two .50 cal brownings on the bow and stern would totally stop this crap.When this is all over it will look worse than Columbus N M.When they got through asking permission to take care of that Pancho was in Monteray. DAGO

Anonymous said...

Today's pic is definitely more of a random thought than a pick me up.

Anonymous said...

to 1:08
okay....
1.dash cam
2.stolen car
3.wrecked a vehicle before stealing the car
4.only person in the stolen vehicle at the crash scene
5.made a comment to arresting officers about his intent to hit the car.

Anonymous said...

What's the point of having a Navy if they are not allowed to do something about these nuts? We are such a wimp country.

Anonymous said...

We are not at war with Islam. We will talk to these pirates and show them that we mean them no harm. I guess they just didn't get the news that the Messiah has come to save the world and that poverty will soon be a thing of the past. Oh yea, and he's gonna lower the Ocean levels too. Let's just wait them out and they can soon just walk back to Somalia and collect their ransom. Monica's boyfriend's wife will persuade the UN to issue a stern warning that by golly this wouldn't have happened if Bush hadn't invaded Iraq.

Anonymous said...

No, we're not a wimp country.
We just have a bunch of wimps .....ACLU....that started all the crap and too damn many tree huggers.

Anonymous said...

The pirate situation has been going on for years. It must be very frustrating. Now, someone please acknowledge that this was happening for years with tough guy G.W. Bush as your president. This is another problem Obama has inherited. Let's see if he can handle it better than the last guy.

Anonymous said...

the navy needs jarhead's cure for piracy..make shark chum out of them. right jar ??

Anonymous said...

"11:50, best post of the day."

Both may be the craziest comments of the day.