- The scandal ridden ex-Montague County Sheriff died yesterday. (Thanks emailer, I had missed this completely.)
- The more religious you are, the more you approve of torture. I'm so confused.
- Watched a little of a Boating While Intoxicated case being tried in the Wise County Court at Law yesterday. I can assure you that's the first BWI case ever tried here.
- The video in the case, which showed the Field Sobriety Tests, contained more F Bombs than any other video ever shown in a Wise County court.
- The jury is made up of 5 men and 1 women. And the men did not look like "bubbas" at all.
- Get this, the boater blew a .06 (the legal limit is .08), but the test was a couple of hours after he was seen driving without lights out of Blocker's Camp on Lake Bridgeport.
- I think they might convict him for dropping a bunch of F Bombs.
- Jumping out of his boat while being towed by the Game Warden to Wise County Park doesn't help.
- That's a pretty fun case.
- Oh, by the way, Chrysler announced it will declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday. A story which 10 years ago would have dominated the news for weeks is, in 2009, an afterthought.
- I really like watching Track and Field. Well, at least the "Track" part. And I'm not sure why it's not more popular than it is.
- The Bar Exam results (given twice a year) were just released. Baylor had the highest rating again.
- Flashback: Before I took the Bar Exam (a 2 1/2 day test), we were required to give a fingerprint so, as the proctor told us, "you don't have a real lawyer sneak in here and take the test for you." Note to clueless proctor: There is no lawyer, after one year removed from law school, that could pass the Bar Exam.
- I haven't used the word "proctor" in 20 years.
- Justice Souter is retiring fromthe Supreme Court. Uh, President Obama, let's just say there's a little country lawyer in Decatur that would be a tad bit interested in that gig. (And I promise I'd use spell check more often.)
- Notice how this has been Swine Flu Free? Can't let that happen. I still believe this "panic" is the silliest thing I've ever seen. In a nation of 300,000,000 people we have 114 confirmed cases. And all indications are those 114 will get sick and then get better.
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