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6.30.2009

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • The guy that smashed into the fleeing car yesterday afternoon in Dallas (video below) was almost giddy in the post crash interviews on the news last night. That was weird.
  • There was another high speed chase this morning in Dallas-- at least until the tires were shot out and she (yep, she) went 20 mph forever on rims.
  • I saw a DPS trooper changing a girl's flat tire this morning on 287 outside of Rhome. I'm not sure I've ever seen that before.
  • I've been reading for a few years how the federal court in Marshall, Texas is a hot bed for patent lawsuits. In fact, it may become what the Rio Grande Valley is to personal injury lawsuits. Evidence: Yesterday's $1.67 billion verdict. That's with a "B".
  • I felt dumb this morning. There was a graphic put up on NBC about a jet crashing this morning with 153 people on board off the island of Comoros. But next to Comoros was the island nation of Madagascar. I had no idea. Movie, yes. Place. no.
  • At 6:52 a.m. on Channel 5, the local newscast did a story on "Chuy's" opening up in Arlington. There is no way it wasn't a paid commercial disguised as a news story. That drives me nuts.
  • I never take 380 to Denton but it sounds like the construction is going to be a beating.
  • The Fort Worth cops are trying to justify their raid of the gay Rainbow Lounge is a little tough considering it had only been open for a week. (No personal knowledge here -- read it in the Star Telegram.)
  • Hey, some of you legal eagles out there, explain this to me: What good will it do to try and attack the arrest warrant in the Russ Martin case in a pre-trial hearing? Unless evidence was found as a result of the arrest (and I don't think there was), winning that motion will mean absolutely nothing.
  • The Rangers have a big series with the Angels this week. How big? So big that only 16,985 showed up last night in Arlington for Game 1. And that number looks generous compared to the empty seats on TV.
  • Stop the presses, WBAP's Hal Jay actually made me giggle this morning. After sports guy Steve Lamb said it was "Free Kid Tuesday" at the ballpark tonight, Jay quipped, "They are giving away free kids?"
  • U.S. troops have now withdrawn from urban areas of Iraq. But we're still hanging around in other parts of the country. Who would have thought that it would take longer defeat Iraq than the Germans and Japanese in WWII.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'm VERY disappointed in the picture this morning! Horrible! Did you find them at Frilly's?

Propagandist said...

Attacking the arrest warrant will mean about a $1,000 more in fees to Russ Martin's lawyer.

Anonymous said...

A couple of Big Butts this morning for your Random Tuesday Morning Picture.

Anonymous said...

Uh, BG...we still have troops in Germany and Japan.

Anonymous said...

Uh is there a civil trial today, when leaving town I saw guy carrying in many boxes o evidence

Anonymous said...

Those babies got back...and not much else

The Germans and Japanese in WWII were easily recognizable by their military uniforms, thus enabling US GIs to differentiate between enemy combatants and civilians

There should be a mandatory number of years added onto a sentence for anyone involved in a high-speed chase. These idiots are endangering police officers and the rest of us

If you never take 380 to Denton, how do you get to Denton? Oh, the daily commuter hop offered by Southwest. Bet that long layover in Krum is a b*tch...

The gay bar had only been open for a week...under new management. It has operated as a gay bar for years as the Rainbow Lounge (No personal knowledge here, either. I read the same article you did, but I remembered what was said!)

You had no idea Madagascar was a real place, or no idea where it is? Either way, expect to see an atlas under the Christmas tree this year. (You might discover Christmas Island!)

Anonymous said...

I noticed the glee of the guy who t-boned the dude in the fleeing car, too, but attribute it to the fact that he walked away from a bad wreck. Don't think anyone feels too sorry for the idiot who fled, endangering everone around. Deserved what he got, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Horrid pic.

If we'd dropped an A bomb on Iraq, it'd been over a lot quicker. (see Japan)

Anonymous said...

The giddiness of the t-boner can probably be attributed to adrenaline, and, as someone else said, his good fortune at being able to walk away from that

The gal that kept running away (on rims) from police should be given an IQ test, as should most of the morons who run. How many times have you heard of one getting away? Beat the hell out of them for wasting time and resources, then test them for a defective gene.
Too many idiots in this country think that their only shot at fame is to be filmed by a TV news copter during a high speed chase. Don't they know that it's only a matter of time before we all have our own reality shows? We have to assimilate...it's like the Borg

Anonymous said...

So ... what (?)... you'd never actually HEARD of the island of Madagascar??

OK.

How about Greenland?

Cuba??

New Zealand???

Tasmania????

Australia?????

Puerto Rico?????

Iceland??????

Ireland???????

ENGLAND????????

Is it just a thing about islands?????

OK. Try this one. PADRE ISLAND!!!!!!!!!

All right. That's better. Take two aspirin and go to bed.


--Double Fake Doctor Geography.

Anonymous said...

Still 40K troops in Korea. While serving there tho the joke was we were there to keep the South from attacking the North.

Anonymous said...

This is just a random question, but I'd like to know how people feel about it: What should child support provide? I mean, is it basic living expenses or should it also cover extracarricular activities? I need lots of advice on this one!

Anonymous said...

How about North Pole, AK? That's a real place, with year-round Santa, reindeer, and streets named after Christmas-y stuff. Really cool!

Anonymous said...

How about Stripling? Rattlesnake? Steele?

M-M said...

I don't know how baseball is making it. When I see the highlights on sports & ESPN the stands are pretty empty. Probably subsidized by the government.

Anonymous said...

I saw the same Chuy's commercial this morning. When the anchor so casually named off all the features of the restaurant and where future locations will be I raised an eyebrow.

Anonymous said...

Could you please lay off the Skank photos for a while, my stomach is turning!

Anonymous said...

When we fought the Germans and Japanese, we fought to win. Now we have the politicians and pansies involved, so it takes longer and costs more. Let the military do their thing and we will be safer, spend less money and get finished sooner.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bubear, don't you remember me??? It's Lemur Boy!!! Did you not remember I was from Madagascar??? You big silly...

See you at Rainbows....tataaa

Double Fake Lemur Boy

Anonymous said...

Today predictions:
1. You will redeem yourself with a late late morning pick me up.
2. There will field turf in Eagle Stadium soon.
3. Decatur will have an indoor practice facility before Bridgeport.
4. The Eagles will still lose to Bridgeport this year. Again.

Anonymous said...

Baby got more that back - Baby got a back tire stuffed in their pants!

Anonymous said...

If we had fought WWII like we fought the politically correct war in Iraq, we would still be there. Can't fire until fired on, giving the captured their Miranda rights, making sure that all prisoners get 3 meals a day, a prayer rug, ACLU lawyers and better treatment than what they were giving our POW's. Having to worry about what the world thought about us if we were to "accidentally create collateral damage."

M-M said...

10:43 Are your predictions of the turf and indoor practice building coming about because of inside info or what? Is it what you want?

Anonymous said...

"And the Denton attorney also questioned Anderson about a complaint filed by Martin’s fiancee against the department, alleging that they coerced her into pursing charges against Martin.

The complaint filed in February was determined to be unfounded by Southlake police, according to Monday testimony."


Is anyone surprised police found charges against themselves unfounded?

Anonymous said...

Hey Garry, was Jarhed in the bar when it got busted?

Anonymous said...

Because all zero-time State Champions in football need turf and an indoor practice facility. And Kyle Story has demonstrated a commitment to excellence by a visit to the State semifinals followed by an interview to Byron Nelson high school. What a joke.

That's OK, I'm sure all like Wise County residents enjoy paying for it through their property taxes. Well, except for those who have ag-exempted property - they get to have others pick up the tab for their childrens' education.

Anonymous said...

Resistance is futile?

It's Bertha Butt and her sister with the fake inserts from Fredericks of Hollywood.

Anonymous said...

Well, at least our taxes are paying for something to benefit our children. Bridgeport taxes are now going to benefit the group of physicians who started a hospital merely out of spite and bitterness.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know where Good Grief is? As far as Madagascar, everone seems to be experts on Darwinism. If they are, then they know where Madagascar is.

Anonymous said...

If no PC for arrest and no follow-up work done. Then you presumptavly can't reach the higher burden of beyond a reasonable doubt. Plus its a nice fishing expedition.

Gorilla said...

I guess now that we have defeated Iraq, we are now free of terrorism. Thank goodness, for I was getting a bid fed up with taking my shoes off at the airport.

Anonymous said...

2:14 -
don't complain about ag exempt properties. I own cattle and have the ag exemption. I take the chance my cattle/calves will make it to the sale barn to be sold or take the chance my cows will live through calving season. A calf that is killed by a coyote is called a loss and I don't get to take it off my taxes at the end of the year. I just lost the money that animal might have made and any money for food I put into that animal. I feed the cows grain, mineral blocks, hay, and liquid feed tubs. The money for this is out of my pocket. I am not a big time operation, but a small producer, I have around 250 acres. If you want to complain about ag exemption, please by all means raise your own meat, vegetables, fruit, etc. The small break we get from the ag exemption is really nothing when we have to pay for the diesel for the tractor, and sometimes the diesel is almost the same price as what we would pay at a station. We also have to pay for the seed and the fertilizer, and hope and pray it rains and the seed comes up. I also have children in school at Decatur and I do not feel that anyone out there is ever "picking up the tab for my children". I do not agree that the school needs an indoor practice field. If they want to practice when it is cool then get up when my husband or I get up in the mornings, it is nice outside around 4:30am.

Anonymous said...

9:35 - that was funny!

Anonymous said...

On the arrest warrant -- maybe he made an off-color comment upon arrest. "damn, is this about what happened last night."

double fake legal eagle

Anonymous said...

I got a Madagascar...I had my appendix removed when I was 11.

Double Fake Scar Belly

Anonymous said...

You know I saw the same Trooper on 287. I couldn't figure out who it was, but I was amazed that he stoppped to help her! When I had a flat on 287 everyone passed me by
:(

Anonymous said...

How was the "Grand" Opening at the Rainbow Club Barry?