5.18.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • The husband of the Kennedale teacher involved in the student sex scandal is catching lots of flak on the radio today for his decision to "stand by" his wife. Hey, it's his business. 
  • And the more you think about it, that is a strange law she was charged with: Sexual relations with a student even if the student is not a minor.  So you have two adults engage in a consenual activity and only one of them can legally be charged with a crime?  I can't think of another crime where that can happen.
  • Edit: And I should have mentioned that the law doesn't apply to college teacher/students.
  • Photo I took of a couple of lawyers in a driver's license administrative hearing yesterday. Golf shirt on one. Topsiders with white socks on another. 
  • The Family Cat walked past me with a five foot stuffed toy snake from upstairs yesterday. It was a stuffed toy poodle the day before. 
  • Seventeen young adults are charged with distributing heroine heroin in Plano and nearby areas. Did you see those kids? About as normal looking as you can get. And they are facing federal charges so the chance of being locked up is significant.  That'll solve the problem.  Edit: Spellcheck fail. (But funny comment on "heroine")
  • Dirk has his best playoff game ever last night and the Oklahoma City Thunder still hung around. (Or so I've heard.)  I think that's an ominous sign for the Mavs.
  • The Update reports this morning that the tax property values in Wise County will be decreased this year. It's a Christmas Miracle in May. 
  • Remember when it seemed like every John Grisham book was turned into a movie? The last one was Runaway Jury in 2003. 
  • I created a "dirt strainer" for the flower bed (to get rid of small rocks) by drilling a million holes in a plastic bucket. Anybody know the number to the U.S. Patent Office? 
  • In connection with a criminal case, I had to dump the contents of a microcassette onto a laptop yesterday at the Wise County Attorney's office. I used Audacity (freeware) and it worked like a charm. More of a miracle is that someone actually used a microcassette.
  • Haven't been able to find a thing on the reason for the Melinda Reeves suspension.  
  • Star-Telegram headline: "Tarrant County constables honored for rescuing man from 'widow maker'". Did you know that the "widow maker" referred to is the rescued man's term for his heart condition that required two stents? Really. 
  • Somebody jacked with a park sign in Rhome. (Thanks, Toni.)

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Regarding the Kennedale teacher, it was'nt 2 adults engaging in consentual activity. There were 6 engaging in the lovefest, her and 5guys.

Anonymous said...

widow maker is the term used for a left main artery blockage. Unfortunately our cardiologist used it. Not a good thing.

Anonymous said...

That cat of yours is hilarious! Would love to have an animal with that type of personality.

Scott said...

So those guys were charged with "distributing heroine" huh?

Was it Wonder Woman or Super Girl?

Triple Fake... said...

It doesn't take very long to figure out the dynamics of the charges in the teacher/student sex scandal:
Even though they're both adults - technically - she's the so-called grownup. She's supposed to know better, and should be able to control her baser urges. Plus, she's in a position of authority. The student isn't charged with a crime because he did not commit an offense
The law as it stands makes perfect sense. Teachers shouldn't use students for their personal gratification. If they can't help themselves in that regard, then they are not suited to the job

Anonymous said...

Looks like the kid in the park picture background just got through taking a piss. Guess that's what he thought of the sign and park.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Kennedale husband sees this as justification for him to get some extra-marital tail on his own, just to make things even.

Anonymous said...

So, let me get this straight, the students are 18 years old which means they were of legal age and can enlist in the military to fight for our country but it's not legal for them to have sex with their teacher.

Do I have that right?

Anonymous said...

Prediction: Mavs win Championship and Barry begins offseason of discontent with rants about how the team isn't as good as other Championship teams and won't be able to win back to back championships. Hatin' the team because of a grudge held against the coach will continue regardless of season's outcome.

Anonymous said...

You are slipping. Your gal pic is a repeat from last year I think.

Upstairs said...

Rock sorter -- Barry, it is much easier to use an old window screen -- like everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Barry, that cat is sending you a message. Today, the stuffed snake. Tomorrow, YOU! Sleep with one eye open.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I love the picts of gingers over the last couple of days. Red always does something to me.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

The bust happened closer to Wise than to Collin county. It was not "in Plano and surrounding areas." This occurred in Flower Mound.

Anonymous said...

"The Update reports this morning that the tax property values in Wise County will be decreased this year. It's a Christmas Miracle in May. "

Don't spend the savings before you get your tax statement! Most of the decrease is in mineral values.

Anonymous said...

The 17 teens were aressted in Flower Mound and surrounding areas.

Anonymous said...

The Mavs are in trouble if they continue to play defense like they did last night. The odds are against the offense keeping up the kind of pace they maintained last night.

Anonymous said...

Pic chic gal today is like a repeat for the 3rd or 4th time

Anonymous said...

Topsiders with white socks on another.

How gauche. You don't wear any socks with Topsiders or Weejuns unless you're a Wise County goober.

Mark Bennett said...

I can't think of another crime where that can happen.

Assaultive offenses. A person can consent to some assaults, but not to others. I had a client charged with agg assault once for injecting silicone into a person's chest with that person's consent.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
WOW WOW WOW WOW Years best WOW WOW
4.9 out 5
Very VERY nice.
Thank you today Mr. Green

Anonymous said...

That chick is worth a repeat. Yow-zers.

Triple Fake... said...

@9:09

"...but it's not legal for them to have sex with their teacher."
Almost


An 18yo can have sex with anybody he wants of legal age, providing it's consensual. No crime
A teacher can have sex with anybody she wants of legal age - except a student. That's a crime. It doesn't have anything to do with the age of the student or what they are legally capable of doing otherwise. A teacher commits a crime if he/she has sexual relations or contact with a student!

Anonymous said...

I hate to see these kids get their lives ruined over selling drugs, but 3 kids they sold to have already died. Herion is not mary jane, besides these kids were old enough and educated enought to know they were playing a dangerous game. I usually side with lighter punishments for young first time drug offenders but these kids deserve to do some hard time.

Anonymous said...

Please renew my subscription, the two most recent chic photos of the day have been fantastic.

Hillary

Anonymous said...

Dead kids looked pretty normal as
well, your point?

Congratulations, I think you invented screen wire.

Anonymous said...

Re: microcassette. Tarrant County D.A.'s office still uses VHS. Big hassle.

Anonymous said...

I've been looking to sue someone. I patented the dirt screener just last week. See you in court Skippy!!

Anonymous said...

I had sex with a teacher last night

Anonymous said...

11:20 Really? I hope you are over 18 and not a student.
Wife? Girl friend?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

So, its crazy enough that the teacher has sex with the student. And its even crazier to learn that she then had sex with four more students that were friends with the first student. And its even crazier than that to learn that she had sex with all five at once... and allowed the students to film. But its most crazy to learn that she does it while the hubby is in the sandbox and he is STANDING BY HER?

Umm, don't let the door hit ya on the way out woman.

BTW, yes, it should be against the law for a teacher to have sex with one of their students, regardless of age.

So, another way to look at last nights game is; OKC's best player, Durant, has a lights out game and scores 40+ and they still can't beat the Mav's. /glasshalfemptyhalffull

Less property tax values means lower tax bills but also less revenue for Cities and schools. Get ready for another round of layoffs and expense cuts.

And yes, today's pic is Grrrrr-reat!

PS - Yes, 11:20am, I do regularly.

Anonymous said...

Do you think that teacher will be at the playoff game tomrrow and friday between Bridgeport and Kennedale??? if so, IM SOOO GOING! Ill dress is a little school boy outfit.

Anonymous said...

State Representative Helen Giddings wrote the 2003 law...and said that she had meant for the law to only apply to students 17-years-old and younger and felt uncomfortable categorizing sex between two consenting adults as a felony.

Anonymous said...

Purchase a Gold Cube, while your sifting the dirt your catching gold.
Funny, lawyers can still get away with having sex with their clients, (in TX) but not okay in most other states. Lawyers that make the laws fail to hold these laws to their profession, uhmm.

Anonymous said...

That park has become a hotspot for Crown Point teens and adults to hump like wild animals every night! It should be named after Howard Stern! It sees more action that the 287 roadside park!

Anonymous said...

wait. what? the teacher was married? and the dude didn't kick her to the curb? What. A. Loser.

Anonymous said...

You invented a colander.

Gary said...

Agreed on the chick for today. Wow. Repeat as necessary.

Anonymous said...

So, it seems a Decatur High School student that was given way to much access to the school server, has hacked into the students and employees records. Letters were sent to all involved apologizing for the action. Nobody knows just how much information was breeched.
Isn't this illegal? No charges were filed and he has been granted permission to go ahead and graduate and walk across the stage with all the other seniors. Any body else worried about what kind of information he was able to access?

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a lame headline and picture in the Oklahoman.

Anonymous said...

Rumor Disclaimer: I heard the Arlington ISD Superintendent received a standing ovation from the faculty and staff when he told them at Arlington Martin HS that she was gone and would not be back.

Anonymous said...

Today's chick is repeatable and appreciated.. Thanks

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! Visit the Howard Stern Family Park in Rhome, Texas! Maybe that could get some tourism dollars!

Anonymous said...

Now we know where Pickle Park is in Rhome!

Anonymous said...

1:09 PM
No I'm not worried. It is my understanding from my child that it is a student who figured out how to unblock facebook for all the students at school so they could get on facebook. Facebook is not just blocked during school hours but many times is blocked on weekends and in the evenings. Chill out it was a prank. No one is worred. The kids all think his punishment is an over reaction but I understand that the letters and AEP for the rest of the year (about a month) is so other students won't try such shenanigans. BTW he wasn't allowed to go to prom either.

Anonymous said...

1:09pm
Also he is about to be a computer engineering major. He wasn't given too much access. He is smart. That is why it says he hacked in. Decatur is producing technologically advanced students. I think Troy Bagwell does a great job monitoring what the kids are doing with their computers. They caught this right away and dealt with it. It is over.

Anonymous said...

3:28 - I also heard that.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Melinda can repair signs at Pickle Park in Rhome.

Anonymous said...

Let's just all hope and pray that Melinda Reeves doesn't weasel her way back into Decatur ISD and hurray for Martin for protecting their students and faculty... Hope the super had his umbrella for her crocodile tears that she so freely turns on.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry,
A square box made from 2x4's with screening stapled on it is a far more efficient way to screen the rocks. :) Have a good day!