10.04.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • The chances of Dallas DA Craig Watkins rushing the police-officers-beating-motorcyclist cases to the grand jury for political purposes? 100%.
  • The Ranger/Tampa Bay games are at 12:37 p.m. on Wednesday and 1:37 p.m. on Thursday? Does Major League Baseball want to run itself into the ground?
  • My Saturday morning walk pic
  • Before the Texas/OU game someone suggested we walk around the block since it was so nice outside. "How sweet," I thought. When I returned I found the house outfitted in UT streamers and signs. 
  • Baylor won big on Saturday (despite a horrible turnout by apathetic students). The last time Baylor won when UT, Tech, and A&M lost was 1991.
  • I felt horrible on Saturday morning when I was jogging. A Down's syndrome kid was on the path and ran away from me as I came towards him as his mother, nearby, yelled at him to stop. I wanted to hug the kid. 
  • Football note: When it's all said and done, Michigan's QB Denard Robinson may surpass Vince Young as the greatest college football player ever.
  • Cool student trick: Iowa kids wearing alternating color shirts depending on what section they were in. But did one section not get the message? 
  • I'm getting old: Watching children playing and laughing gives rise to a peaceful feeling. 
  • I think the Family Truckster gave up the ghost this morning. Over 200,000 miles and a lot of memories. 
  • Parkland Hospital is known around the world as the best burn injury treatment facility in the world. That takes doctors. And one of their best doctors has died: In, ugh, a motorcycle crash.
  • "Texas Lawyers Divided Over 'Sex With Clients' Rule." Wait. What?
  • Two 19 year olds from Boyd were killed over the weekend in Denton County in a wreck. Hadn't heard about that until I saw it in the Update
  • Is it just me, or is it odd to refer to your son as "smoking hot"?
  • Crazy woman sues Jerry Jones for sexual assault.

23 comments:

Learning a Little Law said...

The story of the motorcycle accident with the doctor is enraging. The 24-yr-old was charged with INTOXICATION manslaughter - for an accident that happened at 7:20 AM. How drunk did you get on Saturday night that you can go out on Sunday morning, plow over a motorcycle, kill a guy, and still be legally drunk? And how many lives did he ruin by driving drunk - not just the doctor's family, but the countless burn victims that will not have access to the dr's skill and knowledge. Sickening.

Anonymous said...

Jerry Jones' foul mouth should be sued as well as just being way too physically ugly.

And we worship the guy and his game.

Sick us.

Anonymous said...

In regard to your post about the doctor who was killed in the motorcycle accident:

I was a patient of Dr. Purdue's in June of 2001. I was burned on 33% of my body from burning brush on our land in Bowie.

Dr. Purdue was there to meet me on the roof top of Parkland Hospital when Careflite landed. He performed my skin graph surgery. He took care of me every day during my 3-week stay at Parkland. Dr. Purdue was the man that made me whole again. He was very encouraging, highly intelligent, but well grounded with a great bedside manner.

He was also one of the first responders in NYC on 9/11. He was there to train and teach the medical teams in NY on how to treat burn victims and perform surgeries. He will be greatly missed at Parkland and all over the world.

Dr. Purdue is my hero. I owe that man my life. I am so overcome with sadness at the news of his tragic death.

Ann King

Francine Fishpaw said...

Yes, Barry, the "smoking hot son" comment is creepy. Poor kid. You know he must he horrified. Then she adds that he is too gutless to talk to girls. Wow. She isn't doing him any favors.

Brock said...

Watching children playing and laughing gives rise to a peaceful feeling.
B G you are turning in to a regular Ward Cleaver!

Anonymous said...

Barry, there is NO WAY Denard will be the best player ever in College Football. Tim Tebow is the greatest ever! geez Barry, you should know these things by now! Tebow will forever be the greatest player, even after he dies of a drug overdose, on a mission trip!! haha

Adolph Oliver Bush said...

He knew you wanted to hug him, thats why he ran.

DF Down's Syndrome Kids Mom.

Anonymous said...

You wanting to hug the Down's Syndrome child is what makes you a Democrat Barry.

If you were a Republican your first thought would be "he is faking it" or he "deserves it". Or the best Republican ideology is .... He wants a free handout and God has punished his family for something they did.

Anonymous said...

Very sad about the two young men who lost their lives over the wkend from Boyd. One of the boys was our former high school principal's son. Heartfelt condolences to both families.
~Really enjoying watching/reading about you turning into the family man. I knew you had it in you.

Anonymous said...

8:56 in my opinion you need to chill a bit...are you family or what? who cares?

Anonymous said...

11:28...That has to be one of the most assinine comments I have ever read on this blog. I don't automatically assume all democrats fit the same mold so why would think all republicans do? The deep misunderstanding and mistrust of people with a different ideology is alarming and sad, no matter which side of the fence you are on. Both parties foster this hate and are equally responsible. I am so sick of politicians and long for a true statesman.

Anonymous said...

Those are some BEAT chicks.....

Anonymous said...

Your need to toot your own horn for even thinking of hugging the Downs Syndrome child is SOP for white, over-educated liberals who are all about talking a good fight, but always end up blaming someone else, like the mother, for why you failed to produce results.

Anonymous said...

3:19 Over-educated or educated beyond their intelligence?

Anonymous said...

Lawyers having sex with their clients? Is this not the most obvious case of abuse of power. And to think that some lawyers see nothing wrong with it just reinforces mine and most others' opinion that most lawyers are the scum of the earth. It hurts to have to live under the same rules as the rest of us, doesn't it.

11:28 You have to be a Dem because you are only tolerant of those with your point of view. Again reinforcement of your stereotype.

12:51 What an idiot you are. Enough said.

I have found in my 50+ years that most people will accuse you of doing what they would do if they were in your shoes. So we know where they are coming from. A thief will accuse you of stealing, etc..

LEL

Candance said...

I, too, find the sight of children playing laughing peaceful. Especially when it is my children and they are outside. And I'm inside.

Anonymous said...

11:28, Democrats would abort the down syndrome child while the republicans would carry it to full term and love it. Sarah Palin ring a bell?

CF said...

Sarah Palin rings a bell? Hmmm, I figured her to be more of a tamborine player.....

Anonymous said...

5:19 perhaps it would be a bit more accurate that the Dem's would like you to have the choice to keep or abort and the Repub's would make you keep it, even if you were raped.

Sorry, I couldn't help it.

Both sides of the aisle in Washington are full of self-serving idiots though.

Anonymous said...

The girls should have split the -its and both would be OK.

Anonymous said...

You took my hint, no implants today!

Anonymous said...

It's a no brainer, "Conflict of Interest". They regulate Bondsman saying it is a moral turpitude issue. Lawyers can do bonds for their clients, so why should they be able to have sex with them when bondsman are prohibited?

Anonymous said...

Denard Robinson won't even finish the season once he starts taking a beating from the defenses of teams like Iowa, Penn St. and Wisconsin and if he makes it past the Badgers, Thee Ohio State University will finish him off!!! Go BUCKS!!!