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10.06.2010

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Wow: The video of the DPS trooper slamming the young girl into the side of the wall of the Dallas Tollway made me yell, "OHHHHH!!!!" last night when I first saw it.  (And the only criminal charge filed of misdemeanor assault is a joke. I've had Agg Assault cases filed with 99% less justification than that.)
  • And the criminal defense attorney, Kevin Clancy, that Fox 4 had on last night to discuss the case was as clueless as anyone I've ever seen. The wall can't be a deadly weapon? That huge scar doesn't qualify as "serious bodily injury"? Have you been in a courtroom lately?
  • If you are following the feud between a district judge in Collin County, their DA, and their District Clerk, I have this assessment: They are all crazy.
  • I've gave up hope on fixing the Family Truckster and broke down and bought a replacement: A Dodge Charger. Stylin' young, but not too young.
  • Had to plea a female client to jail sentence yesterday after she violated her DWI probation. The deal was fair, but I hated watching those tears roll down her cheeks. 
  • You don't know a beat down until you buy two cars in 10 days when you haven't had a car payment for three years.
  • There was a political rumor last night that Hillary Clinton would change places with Joe Biden on the Democratic Presidential ticket for 2012. I'd be a little nervous about Biden causing a nuclear war due to some goofy statement made while on an international trip.
  • Ugh. Baylor's basketball program almost went to the Final Four last year and now one it's best players gets arrested for allegedly breaking his girlfriend's jaw. Baylor President Ken Starr will certainly launch a multi-million dollar investigation. 
  • Not going to link to it, but the paparazzi sites covering Ice-T's and CoCo's weekend trip to the beach reveal the most wheels off bathing suit ever. 
  • Another sign the economy and President Obama are turning it around: American Airlines just announced it is recalling 800 employees, and the Dow is about to crack 11,000. 
  • It was confirmed this morning that the New England Patriots traded Randy Moss to the Vikings? I'll be. (My favorite Moss moment is when a reporter asked him how he was going to pay a $10,000 fine since he said he didn't write checks: "Straight cash, homey.")
  • That murder trial in Decatur is like an actual murder trial -- pretty interesting. And one of the largest crowds in the gallery in quite some time. 
  • Oh, yeah, the Rangers have a playoff game in Florida. During. Work. Hours.




45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can we fast forward to Nov 3rd and move on. Our bi-annual contest to see which special interest group (aka Demos, Repubs)can feed from the public treasury for next two years is so boring and useless.

Nothing will change. My taxes will go to subsidize millionaires, tobacco farmers, welfare cheats, oil companies, insurance companies and the list just goes on and on.

Anonymous said...

You can't expect those baseball players to work after regular business hours during playoffs. They don't get paid enough...

Anonymous said...

I didn't see where the Collin County District Clerk was involved with the feud. Pretty strange stuff, though.

Anonymous said...

BG, hope you got the GT Charger?? Your cool points will go through the roof if so!!

Anonymous said...

great googly mooogly....boobies!

Anonymous said...

The DPS trooper should be put behind bars for a long time. That has to be the worst case of abuse of power there is. Come on; a handcuffed defenseless woman. Why didn't he pull out his night stick and whop her a few times. That would have made him feel better. I have faith in most police officers, but lately, so many have started to abuse the authority that we give them. And what recourse does a handcuffed person have. If you try to defend yourself, you may get shot.

LEL

Anonymous said...

Being an officer in Wise County, I can say that the DPS Trooper made all law enforcement look bad that day. He should be prosecuted and that was not called for at all. Keep in mind folks that not all law enforcement are bad, most are honorable and care about citizens. Guys like this do not help though.

Anonymous said...

I've never had faith in law enforcement. They're a bunch of grown up school yard bullies for the most part.

wordkyle said...

A company recalling employees and the stock market rising are good signs, but not necessarily signals of a "turnaround." Private sector jobs fell by 39k in September (surprised (again) economists expected a gain of 23k jobs.) Consumer spending is still low. While any good news is welcomed, businesses who hire people are nervous because of Democrat polices (taxes? healthcare? government regulation?) and holding off expansion until they know what to expect. Nervous consumers are also holding on to their money (and consumer spending is a major contributor to the GDP.) The question is, Have the actions of Obama and the Democrat Congress added to the severity and duration of the economic trouble?

Anonymous said...

One word about the DJIA--inflation.

Anonymous said...

Savage's 'manifesto for saving America' Just hit bookstores. Can't wait to read it!

Jack Daniels said...

The DPS a-hole needs to be hung out to dry. (after he has his melon head smashed against a wall.)

Anonymous said...

Airline recalls due to expected increase for holiday traffic, expect them to go away after first of the year.

DOW up as a few folks are putting $ back in, due to expected Democratic mid-term melt down.

Not really great economic news or rocket science folks.

Anonymous said...

Bought a Chrysler product, eh? Make sure you save room in the glove box for all of the plastic knobs, buttons, and trim that will start falling off in a few months.

Anonymous said...

You folks must be seeing something in that video that I'm not. It does not appear that he intentionally threw her into the wall. Before that, he kept telling her not to resist. And it appears she tried to throw an elbow at him early in the video. When he pulled her by the arms he probably expected her to pull back, but she just went limp. If she had not been so drunk, she would have been able to stop herself before she got to the wall. A misdemeanor charge seems appropriate

I don't get the way that MLB is stacking three games in one day. I know they have to get all the series done in a certain amount of time, but that means somebody's teams get screwed when the early game is on at noonish time. We've waited 11 years to get back to the playoffs, and this is what we get?
I'm a Rangers fan. I don't give a crap about the NL games. Show them simultaneously. The hardcore baseball fan that needs to watch every game won't have a problem figuring out how to do that

CF said...

I just motorboated that from my desk. GOOD LORDY!!!!

The Devil said...

A Dodge Charger and a Chrysler 300...what is up with all the white trash vehicles?

Anonymous said...

Not sure why you continue to purchase american made trash when you can buy a Honda or Toyota and have no more mechanical problems! Guess you just don't listen to good advice and like to have car trouble.

House of York said...

The poor girl in that pic can't even stand up straight.

Anonymous said...

today's pic: meh
bigger does not always = better


the Charger...maybe, but how is a Chrysler 300 a white trash vehicle?

Anonymous said...

Chrysler products are not white trash vehicles. They are half white and half black vehicles made by dope smoking beer drinking union workers. Made in the USA by Obammy Motor Company.

The Devil said...

Upper White trash car because it is what they buy when they get a little bit of money (or credit) instead of reasonably priced import...it is like the first nice car they buy once they can finally move out of the trailer into the McMansion and they finally give up the little Piss on Chevy/Piss on Ford stickers on their last vehicle! It is like white trash all grown up, happens in areas where high paying jobs become available for those who would not typically make high salaries without an advanced college degree!

Anonymous said...

10:21 --- Show me a Honda or Toyota Dealer that doesn't have a service department. If it's built, it can break!

Anonymous said...

Don’t resist arrest = problem solved for all of the cases.

If its a false arrest....take it up in court with the lawers that like to take your money.

mzchief said...

* Usually, I am on the side of law enforcement but that DPS officer needs to be on the receiving end of a judicial beat down.

* People who violate DWI probation are either screw ups or alcoholics. Either way, it really is sad for them to go to jail for something that might have happened.

* Congratulations on your new autos. I have no idea what makes a car "white trash" especially if the person purchasing it can afford the car. Sounds like Barry has his own band of petty haters.

* The chief reasons American Airlines is recalling pilots and flight attendants is to fill the slots left by people retiring/quitting and to meet the demand of potential holiday travel. The reason the stock market is nearly hitting 11,000 is because business/industry is dumping their assets into the market rather than investing in their business and/or hiring employees. Who, in their right mind, would invest in their company or hire new employees with the current level of economic uncertainty in the US?

Anonymous said...

All the negatives of buying an american car.
Remember when only damn yankee elitist drove foreign cars and you were unpatriotic if you did not support american built cars.
Wonder why we are unemployed, unable to make stuff, and sending jobs overseas. Now it is unpatriotic to own a Ford, Chrysler??? What a world.

Anonymous said...

Here we go...she has a answer to everything...i bet Thurston tarvels to travel...Thanks for the current update on the World Lovie...

The Devil said...

Chief...No petty hater here, just thought trying to rattle some cages out there, stir things up a bit; sorry you mistook me for a hater. I obviously know that Green is not going to respond to my comments and could care less about my opinion of his car buys, it was to stir the masses. If you ever read my comments you will easily see this pattern.

Before you berate me with some "sucks to be you" schtick or "you probably could not afford either car" nonsense I will let you know all my vehicles are paid for. I always finance to take advantage of incentives then pay off the next day with the exception of my last several 0% buys where my money was more valuable where it was at and I simply let the payments fully amortize.

Anonymous said...

Whats the matter 1:00? Do facts and reality ruin your liberal Utopia?

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Anonymous said...

12:03 I am fully aware they have service depts, but from my own personal experiences and those of several of my close friends these are the facts: drove GM/GMC and Dodge products for 40 years, then switched to Toyota. Those american-made cars were in the shop at least once a year and often more than that once they had a couple of years on them for work, repairs, etc. Since my switch to Toyota, I've driven 3 different ones and NEVER, NOT ONCE has one of them needed anything other than routine maintenance. I've had them all for in excess of 80,000 miles and none have needed one minute's worth of repair or work. That's integrity and workmanship I trust and will NEVER buy american again. The difference is HUGE. They don't rattle either, going over country roads, and the resale value (trade-in) on my last Toyota Highlander was $12,000 compared to the measely $3-4000 from GM or Dodge crap. Stick that in your detroit-made pipe and smoke it

Anonymous said...

Okay, time for the 12-20-2012 guy
to say "nobody will be laughing allll the way anywhere". After 12-20-2012....HEE HEE.

Anonymous said...

My last Silverado that I just traded in had 249,811 miles and was in the shop one time for repair. I would be foolish to go to a toyota now.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

Do you subscribe to some website that caters to the large tatas and red beer cups fetish?

Anonymous said...

MrsCleavage,If your hubby travels to foreign contries to make money he is probably sucking cash out of the US...People who do business overseas are screwing our grand kids out of opportunities!

Anonymous said...

Stock market? Fooey. I bought gold when Obama got elected. My investment is up over 40% in 2 years. That's in terms of dollars which are simply becoming less valuable. If I were to want to sell it I'd try for chinese money or maybe trade it for a couple tons of tobacco. But dollars? No thanks.

Drove Chevy's for 25 years. One Dodge in there. Never again. Been with Toyota the last 15 years. Gonna stay with 'em too.

Anonymous said...

In the last 24 years, I have bought 8 Ford vehicles all of which I put around 200,000+ miles on before I got the new car bug. Of all those cars, I put two of them in the shop. One to replace a clutch and the other for new brakes. I will continue to drive Fords.

Anonymous said...

5:43 - You don't know what you're talking about. Anyone who earns money outside the US and pays taxes in the US and spends their money in the US aren't cheating anyone out of anything. You must've missed where MZ said they employ 40+ people in the US. So tell everyone how MZ is screwing everyone's grand kids out of opportunities.

Anonymous said...

ya ya ya your awesome and were not..but i just went to Pee and i stood up and you cant...

Anonymous said...

I drive a dodge 2500 deisel 4x4 and it hasn't been too bad at 120,000.Seventeen to twety miles to a gallon.I have been shopping for a tundra or a titan for a second vehicle but they only get sixteen plus mpg.Dodge weighs 8,600 lbs.Toyotas get less on half the weight.What gives?Before you start on me I 'm not talking about four cylinders,five speed, single cabs,ect.By the way,you should have saw the small car that cut me off in F W last month,My repair was a little mark's a lot on bumper,him probably a new car.Glad I had'nt bought a toyota yet.

Anonymous said...

From past experience I don't think the Dodge will hold up as well as the GM product. Time will tell. Hope you bought the extended warranty.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead a holes....support the countries that shot at your grandads, and marched them to their deaths.

Anonymous said...

11:13 I hope you are kidding. If not, you are truly a total and complete idiot.

Anonymous said...

6:29 you bought gold I bought Ford! Double my money and supported American Made Cars!

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