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8.18.2010

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Dr. Laura, a longtime fraud, has announced she'll end her radio show. I wonder if her "N Word" rant had her bosses wanting to push her out? And I'm pretty sure she hasn't been on DFW Radio in five years or more. 
  • There were three of my high school friends on my jury panel yesterday.
  • Entourage is really good this year.
  • I can get into a 30 minute TV series but not an hour long one.
  • Brett Favre is coming back (shocking, shocking I say.)  I'm officially wishing failure upon him. (And ESPN's coverage of him going to Minnesota yesterday was laughable.)
  • Our annual Attorney/Cop Wise County Fantasy Football Draft is this Friday. Mrs. LL was not happy to learn about this since she's still in Florida. Good times. 
  • Anybody else just a little shocked when a 12 year old and 13 year old are detained in a double shooting (with one fatality) in Garland? Especially when the 12 year old's mother was the fatality and the 13 year old was the girl's "boyfriend." 
  • Our County Court at Law has two new big screens hanging in the courtroom. My trial yesterday was the first one ever to use them (although it can be a little tense having your laptop hooked up to a couple of big screens.)
  • Yep, I lost. It was a tough DWI case but I hated just throwing in the towel and taking a plea. His field sobriety tests really weren't that bad, but he sounded drunk. And the fact that it was 10:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning didn't help.
  • And what a horrible jury panel. A lot of folks with cops in their families. Three people that were almost in tears because of a past drunk driving accident had impacted them. But it's the luck of the draw.
  • Motorcycle death in Arlington last night. (Hasn't been as many of them lately -- probably simply too hot to ride.)
  • I heard an ad this morning for Jeff Foxworthy, the Cable Guy, and someone else who are having a show at the AA Center. They actually played Foxworthy saying, "You might be a redneck . . . "  It took all I had to recover my life force that had been sucked out of me. 
  • The McKinney shooter from yesterday (headline below) had this odd quote on his myspace page: "I love guns more than toothpaste." Hmmm. Never really made that comparison.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

The whole Dr. Laura thing is a non-issue. All she did was discuss the cultural use of the "N" word. Never used it as an invective. Discussed the fact that blacks use it all the time, and that whites can never use it without being attacked. Then she was attacked in what can only be called a feeding frenzy by the media and media-whore blacks. Well, THEY sure proved her point! Hopefully, I'm not the only one to notice that? (Hey, I side with the intelligent blacks like Bill Cosby and the like, who come out and criticize blacks who use the term, and who wouldn't blow up at a legitimate discussion of the issue.)

Anonymous said...

time for "anti-smoking" police to sound off on bg for the girly picture

Anonymous said...

I heard they were going to build a mosque on the ground zero site in NYC. How horrible!

Anonymous said...

Where there's smoke, there's fire...in the hole.

wordkyle said...

Given the controversies over use of the completely unrelated but phonetically similar word niggardly, how can anyone other than black people believe they can get away with using the n-word at all, regardless of context? Dr. Laura was right in her synopsis of what happened: "My first amendment rights have been usurped by angry, hateful groups who don't want to debate, they want to eliminate."

Anonymous said...

I bet you have a hard time sleeping at night knowing that you failed to prove the innocence of a drunk driver. Hey, maybe you can get the Ashcraft guy, prove him innocent & make up for this one. I'm sure there's some logical reason he chose to drive drunk & killed an innocent woman.

Propagandist said...

If 30 minutes is your max for watchability of a T.V. series, you gotta watch Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.

Anonymous said...

Barry, after your erroneous pronosticating of Favre's last season, you should pull for him this year...

Anonymous said...

Guns don't kill people - people with tooth decay kill people!

Why don't you just watch the hour-long programs in thirty minute increments?

Couldn't convince the jury that the slurred speech on Sunday morning was from communion wine?

Let's see..."Dr." Laura gets roasted for discussing a socially ambiguous unacceptable racial epithet, then announces she's leaving her radio show.
Co-inky-dink? I think not, but I bet she lands on one of the cable news channels, or some other nice media gig that she doesn't deserve. I don't listen to hear program, because I generally avoid the talking-head darlings in TV and radio, but I think she's been vilified unjustly on this one. (The only media darling I follow with regularity is the author of this blog)

The "someone else" to which you refer - the third leg of the Redneck trio - is Bill Engvall (local guy)
Heeeeeere's your sign

Triple Fake Ron "tater salad" White

Anonymous said...

On Dr Laura...you just hate jews and women.....

double fake every liberal in the US

R. Phillips said...

Barry, how is it you can wish failure on Brett? It is not his fault the media loves (or loves to hate) him.

I personally have seen more outrageous coverage of your precious Brit Brit (too many examples to cite), but you are still infatuated with her. She probably makes more $ than Brett...

At least Brett is talented! Wait, is that why you anxiously anticipate his demise?

You KNOW you are going to pick Brett to be your QB in your fantasy league!

Anonymous said...

If she smokes....she pokes.

-Lois Griffin

Richard Morgan said...

I listened to the Dr. Laura "rant" and was surprised at how the media has blown this completely out of proportion. She didn't use the word in any way, other than pointing out that she can turn on HBO and listen to a black comedian say "N***, n***, n***" all the time. Personally, when someone rants, they usually wind up getting angry and hostile and aggressive -- rather than have someone speak logically and intelligently about an issue that we still can't discuss like rational people in this day and age.

Anonymous said...

I love treacle more than toothpaste.

-Any person from Britain

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to sit on a jury panel, but my issue is with the judicial system, which sucks. I'd just about vote to aquit them all, so you'd love having me in the mix.

Anonymous said...

People shocked at a possible 12 year old child committing patricide? No one read Lord of the Flies? Humans of any age can be evil & deadly.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

MOBD:
I'm not disputing that a tweenager is capable of despicable behavior, there are plenty of examples. But Lord of the Flies was a novel - that stuff only happened in the mind of the author

Will said...

I can't believe nothing's been said about the most ridiculous line item in the update.

Entourage has been TERRIBLE this season. It's full of empty shells living out adolescent wish fulfillment, accompanied by a multi-episode arc promoting a tequila company the show's co-creator is involved with.

Entourage used to be a funny and engaging character study on fame and modern Hollywood.

Now it's Sex and the City for 16 year old boys.

Anonymous said...

i dont think barrys client killed anyone or damaged anything. this should = acquittal.

but we live in a police state and i guess we just have to live with it

Future DWI Victim said...

1:59...How does not killing anyone or damaging anything have to do with the charge of DWI?

Anonymous said...

Hey everybody!
1:59 has come up with a really simplistic code of conduct we can all get on board with:
I. Thou shalt not kill
II. Thou shalt not damage things

Heck, Moses could have strolled down Mt Sinai with just a mini post-it tablet

Anonymous said...

"Happiness is a warm...smile, with no cavities"
"bang bang shoooot shoot"

Triple Fake still dead John Lennon

Anonymous said...

DWI is a victimless crime until someone gets hurt.

Anonymous said...

2:20 you're right - i remember now: thou shalt not drinketh the wine and rideth the donkey - in the Good Book.

Anonymous said...

11:23 - if you ever sit on a jury panel, be sure you are not one of Barry's old classmates. Don't think he likes them that much after his comment about the folks who were selected.

:-)

Anonymous said...

So

Anonymous said...

I live in Gainesville and do not give a flip!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on Favre. Last year I rooted for him because he was the old guy, but yesterday was ridiculous! Maybe he should play for the Cowboys. Same stupid publicity stunts!

Anonymous said...

9:07
I wasn't aware that "Dr.Laura" had been silenced by the government.

Liz said...

The First Ammendment was not taken from Dr. Laura.........She was free to say whatever she wanted and did. However, she does not get to dictate how people are to re-act to what she says.

wordkyle said...

303 - Although I posted Dr. Laura's comment about her First Amendment rights, I agree with what you've said.

Anonymous said...

Barry, Laura has been on KLTY-FM for awhile. She was dropped from AM radio about 3 years ago.

Her ranting was wrong. Her logic was twisted. So what if the N word is used by black comedians. Comedians also use profanity and make fun of all types of people. That doesn't make it acceptable. If Laura went on the air and start saying, "You Mother F@#$ this and MF that," there would have been public outcry. Using a comedian as a standard for acceptable behavior is NUTS.