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6.27.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Rick Perry vetoed the "no texting while driving" bill which, although the right thing to do, is yet another  huge sign he'll run for President on a No Big Government Policy.
  • Bridgeport Tank Trucks runs a big ad every week in the Fort Worth Weekly looking for CDL drivers. Just seems like an odd place to do that.  
  • A triple murder in Arlington over the weekend leaves eight kids without moms.
  • In case you missed it, the dead body found in Wise County last week is believed to be the result of a self-inflicted gunshot. The lady was from Southlake. (Photo and odd Facebook page.) 
  • A drainage dispute over the Flower Bed Project caused me to concede to Mrs. LL for the sake of peacefulness. Although it did require a lot of digging on my part to put the concession into action. 
  • We ate at Sardines over the weekend. It feels like a mob hangout.
  • I may have mentioned this, but I tend to beat her down while dining because every time I have to fire off the line, "I'm beginning to think Buddy Holly isn't much of a waiter." (Pulp Fiction)
  • The Wichita County Sheriff's Office has a great website for inmate information. We've been waiting on Wise County to relaunch the equivalent for months. 
  • I went out to the jail on Friday to visit an inmate and brought a Diet Coke along with me. Based upon the reaction from the other side of the glass, I learned inmates don't get Diet Coke. 
  • I feel badly because I think Casey Anthony is guilty when there really isn't much proof to support that conclusion. 
  • Baseball notes: (1) I can't imagine why someone would sit in the sun for a Rangers' game on Saturday or Sunday, and (2) Josh Hamilton can't hit a baseball during the day (he's 1 of 33 since coming back from the DL and struck out four times on Saturday. He blamed the problem on his blue eyes. Really.)
  • My delayed retorts: (1) Breitbart showing the naked photo of Rep. Weiner certainly constitutes "releasing" the photo, and (2) if you think the Bill of Rights only applies to Congress, google "incorporation doctrine" (a doctrine that is silly but the law nonetheless.)
  • But to those who think the Constitution is the greatest document ever drafted, think again. The First Amendment, for example, says Congress shall enact "no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech."  That can't be any clearer. It is completely absolute. As written, Congress should not be able to regulate pornography, expressions of terrorism, copyright,  and the list goes on. It took the courts to completely rewrite it. 
  • I woke up Mrs. LL to endorse a check this morning. She was so sleepy, I'm not sure she knows what she signed.  
  • Terrell Owens blew out his ACL and will have surgery. He's done.


42 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
3 out 5

Jarhead said...

I'd like to sponsor a bill called "Get Your Ass Kicked While Texting and Driving" which is kind of a community policing initiative allowing commuters like you and I to drag Driving Texters [Dexters] out of their vehicles and bitch-slap them back in to reality.

No government intervention required.

Problem solved. Enjoy your Monday.

Anonymous said...

According to you and the rednecks on this blog there's NEVER enough evidence to convict. Hey, newflash, sometimes there's not an EYEWITNESS. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt really just means do you really, really believe it. That's how the average person procesesses it.

Anonymous said...

High of 111 out in Lubbock yesterday. If we're lucky, WordKyle's keyboard melted.

wordkyle said...

Subsequent corruption by the courts does not negate the greatness of the Constitution. The trunk of the document is still sound, but the farther away the branches extend, the more numerous the fruits and nuts.

Triple Fake... said...

8:44 -
nothing you said makes very much sense. Plus, I believe you are confusing rednecks with liberals...very dangerous

BTT advertising in the FW Press: they avoid advertising in the Star-Telegram because they don't want their drivers too sophisticated

I'd like to second Jarhead's motion. And tack on a rider that includes people talking on their phones and driving 10-20 mph below the speed limit, often in the left lane. If you can't talk and drive at the same time - pick one and do that! Then do the other. Stop living in your own little bubble and get some awareness of your surroundings
Cell phone technology is the engine driving our society towards Idiocracy

Anonymous said...

Breitbart has a website so if he wanted to release it, he could have done so in a number of ways. Showing it is not releasing it. Give up your license.

Anonymous said...

Today's pic.. a repeat...but still nice.

Anonymous said...

"I feel badly because I think Casey Anthony is guilty when there really isn't much proof to support that conclusion"

You either haven't been following the trial or are apathetic to justice.

I'm curious , in your eyes, what would constitute proof. Shame on me, I almost forgot. You're a defense attorney, so no matter what amount of evidence (direct or circumstantial) was presented, it would NEVER be enough.

I've always wondered if defense attorney's outlook on their careers would change if a memeber of their family was a victim of a violent crime.

Anonymous said...

Your statement of "the courts re-writing" the constitution is the problem with this country. Where do you get off thinking you (as in lawyers) have a right to re-write the constitution. Only the legislature has the right to do that. Lawyers think they are in control and therfore can get away with anything. We should stop electing lawyers to congress. I have said it many times before, It is a conflict of interest to practice law and also make law. Give up one of your licenses.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

The incorporation doctrine is silly? That's some wordkyle style ignorance, right there.

Without it, your criminal clients would not have their right to a jury, lawyer, open trial, right against self-incrimination, etc. Sure, the states often have those rights now. But before the incorporation doctrine, they didn't. Jim Crow laws, segregation, and abusive state agencies were the norm.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:20

"Showing it is not releasing it."

What?

If the nudie pic of the ex-Rep. Weiner was available to the general public, which it was, then it was released by somebody.

Bubear should become the proud owner of a mineral rights lease.

Anonymous said...

HOLY SEAGULL S#@* Batman,look at them Seashells,by the seashore!!!!

Anonymous said...

Texting while driving: "He kept weaving into my lane and I thought that his actions were going to kill me and my family, so I shot him." Would that be a good defense?

His latest veto is another reason I will not vote for Rick Perry.

Anonymous said...

Texters who sit at red lights and text and continue to text when the light turns green, thus holding up every car behind them need also be added to Jarhead's list!
Laying of of the horn does help, and that is usually answered by the texter with an obscene gesture to the horn honker! The offender is offended? This world has turned crazy!

Jack Daniels said...

She's got a nice clam there.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Change my name to Evan Rude, cuz I got the urge to motorboat! Vrrrrrrrrrrooooooooommmmmmm!

Anonymous said...

Big Ed

You realize that the great majority of the members of the US Legislature are lawyers, right?

Anonymous said...

10:02, You're right. It was released by somebody but not by Breitbart. Gotta go cash my royalty check now.

Anonymous said...

One trick to keeping your jailhouse clients happy is to find out their favorite candy bar early on in the representation. Then take them one whenever you go visit in jail. Trust me, they won't be badmouthing you to their buddies in orange.

Anonymous said...

# We ate at Sardines over the weekend. It feels like a mob hangout.

Did you wear a polyester track suit?

I can't remember the name of the cafe that was at the Sardines location. They had the best breakfasts and only served breakfast and lunch. I'm thinking maybe it was called The Cactus Flower or maybe Cactus Flower was the name of the place next door which was originally a Good Luck.

The mob wants to rub me out because I know too much. duh

Anonymous said...

Wise County plays the blame game when it come to the jail website being online. The funny thing is every other county that has switched to the same system isn't down for almost 9 months. Montague also has a jail website with pictures.

The Secret Police said...

10:08 Did a jackass accidentally sit on your keyboard? Or do you need to be taught the meaning of Liberty?

Anonymous said...

8:55 - love that one!

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry rocks!

You big fat driving slobs just keep on cramming those cheeseburgers in your big fat mouths while bitching about texters. lol

Anonymous said...

is she wearing flotation devices?

Anonymous said...

10:32

That is my point. Lawyers should not be allowed to make law and then charge us to interpret it. Give up one or the other, either make law (as a legislature) or interpret law (as a lawyer). Don't do both. And especially don't do all three (Legislate [Congress], judicate [lawyers] and execute [President]). No wonder this country is going to hell. The lawyers are in charge of every aspect of our lives.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

10:32 - wonder what the count of lawyers is right here in Wise County?

adam said...

Texting-while-driving should be banned. You have the freedom to endanger your own life, but when you text while driving, you endanger others on the road as well.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the courts "re-writing" the constitution:

1. Courts did not add copyright protection. Authority for congress to enact copyright legislation is found in Article 1, Section 8: "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."

2. Contrary to your statement, "expressions of terrorism" are protected by the first amendment. The only such thing NOT protected is exhorting someone to "imminent" violence, which is deemed an "act" rather than speech.

3. Pornography is almost entirely protected by the first amendment. Basically the only exception is child pr0n, which is excluded from protection because of issues related to its production (i.e., children (who are legally unable to consent) are harmed by their involvement) -- again, an "act" rather than speech.

4. Although the FCC can regulate speech deemed "obscene", this is related to the use of the airwaves (which is public property) rather than the speech itself.

In conclusion, the first amendment is actually one of the most "absolute" laws on the books, just like the founders intended. Furthermore, I think you are confusing "re-writing" with interpretation. True, there is often a fuzzy line between the two, but no matter how clearly and specifically you draft a document, if the language you use continues to be relevant for centuries afterward, there is a 100% likelihood that cases will arise which were not explicitly addressed (or even imagined).

Anonymous said...

117 in Childress yesterday!

Anonymous said...

Barry, let this be a lesson to you. Never, Never, NEVER do a yard project with the spouse. Either give them the power to do it all on their own, or hire it done. Cooperative projects mean that neither spouse will be happy with the outcome at the end.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

http://www.executionchronicles.org/stroman/photo-album.htm

Anonymous said...

That Bacon guy is gay or something. Today's girl has great jubblies. I like her right one a little better than her left one, but they're still great.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Where is American headed?...Watch Hardcore Pawn on truTV...Detroit is about 10 yrs ahead of the rest of the country.

Anonymous said...

The evidence seems pretty clear to me in the Casey Anthony case: any 'mother' (and I use the term loosely here) who doesn't report her child missing for an entire month is guilty in my book. Case closed. Then add to that her partying and whoring around while her daughter was missing puts the icing on the cake. Add to that her repeated lies...sounds like very sound circustantial evidence to me. I'd vote to fry her little chipper ass in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

is guilty in my book

Sure, but guilty of what?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Hey, Triple Fake, listen closely and maybe even YOU can understand. Rednecks and liberals all think you can NEVER convict someone because there isn't enough evidence no matter how much there might be. Libs always say there's reasonable doubt when all that really means is the juror just didn't believe it. If they do, hey, its BEYOND a reasonable doubt. BG is increasingly anti-law enforcement. He used to be a DA. Was he just faking it or is he now just doing it for the money. Libs and rednecks all hate the MAN for different reasons. The MAN is what gives you the right to come on here and be such a complete dumbass. Did you understand that?

Anonymous said...

I have been watching Casey Anthony case. I believe the child drown and George Anthony disposed of the body twice.

Anonymous said...

Barry, do not consume diet drinks of any kind. They are more harmful than regular drinks. Research it cause I don't remember why today, I just know it, so listen to me. I am sure of this. And, leave the yard to your wife and her gardner. You have bigger fish to fry. Okay?

Anonymous said...

4:44

Think you are missing something. I have no doubt that during his term as DA he got more than acquainted with WC law enforcement and the shortcuts taken.

He isn't anti enforcement, just skeptical based on experience.

Anonymous said...

"As written, Congress should not be able to regulate pornography, expressions of terrorism, copyright,"

Not reasonable nor rational and you know it silly boy.

I want to go to your daughters school stand between the doors and the long line of soccer moms and lawyer dads waiting in the parking area and hand out Hustler mags. I'll specifically giver her one. I'll further whisper some sweet nothings in her ear that while maybe illegal to do, I'm just exercising my free speach rights to say.

Barry says, Oh, now wait. Hold on hoss, that's completely different...

Sure it is.