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6.23.2011

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • George Lopez is in the metroplex this weekend and, as predictable as the sun rising in the east, there are still tickets available. As awful as Jay Leno and David Letterman are (have you watched them lately?), Lopez has jokes written by fourth graders. And that may be an insult to fourth graders.
  • "Gays, Grannies, and Grandes" - A Southwest Airlines pilot with an open mic is not pleased with the selection of flight attendants. (Uncensored audio here.) I kind of feel for the guy -- he thought it was a private conversation with another pilot. 
  • But no company does a better job of scrambling to do damage control than Southwest.
  • There's not a whole lot of time in the evening, is there?
  • Another In-N-Out Burger was opening in Dallas this morning and the news stations were all over it. But unlike the one in Plano (?), there wasn't the initial rush at all. I saw one poor reporter in an empty parking lot at around 6:30 a.m. 
  • I'm coming up on my one year anniversary. I wonder how many bets will have to be paid off? I wonder if Mrs. LL will have to pay of her I-Love-You-But-It-Was-Just-A-Little-Hedge-Bet? (Kidding. I think.)
  • A Dallas attorney shoots an 880 pound alligator in the Trinity River in Leon County. And he says his testosterone level has been "very high" since the kill. Please. You picked up a gun and pulled the trigger. You didn't exactly win a UFC match, hoss.
  • The Masonic Lodge in Decatur is installing new officers this weekend according to the Update. The highest ranking title to be awarded: "Worshipful Master." I think I found my new household nickname.
  • Cops can obtain a search warrant for your blood after a DWI arrest if you refuse to provide one voluntarily. Normally, prosecutors don't want the cops to tell the arrestee they have that right because they want a voluntary sample to be truly voluntary and not the product of coercion or a threat. So what does the legislature do? As of 9.1.11 the cops now must threaten that person with a blood draw whenever they ask for a voluntary sample. 
  • Still not a lot of publicity about half of Wise County becoming part of a newly created Congressional district. We've probably become part of a different district from time to time due to redistricting, but have we ever become part of a new district? (Texas picked up four because of the census.) 
  • Wise County has declined to issue a fireworks ban.  But for the recent rain,the lack of a ban would have been the equivalent of  issuing a box of matches to every child in the county.
  • There was a horrific robbery of a pharmacy in New York that left four people dead. An arrest was made yesterday with police saying that the motive of the shooter was to obtain hydrocodone for his wife. She looks a little loopy in her wedding photo.

58 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
The on in the white bikini (on the left)
3.6 out 5
I do not like any of the others.
She does seem very happy.
I think I might like the girl holding the bud light.

Anonymous said...

How will the cops take a blood sample involuntarily and where will this take place?

If it's a hospital and it's me they're trying to get the sample from I promise you it will take no less than four cops (they better be big and then MAYBE)and said hospital will want no part of this noxious intrusion ever again after they put their emergency room back together and hear complaints of patients for weeks afterward.

Judge Reinhold said...

I think that gator killer means his "adrenaline" is higher. I would expect an attorney to know the difference.

Anonymous said...

We're Drugs or Alcohol involved?

Workin' for the Man said...

"As of 9.1.11 the cops now must threaten that person with a blood draw whenever they ask for a voluntary sample."

Though we are usually on opposite sides of most legal issues I have to agree with you here counselor. This was a bad bill sponsored by a Glen Beck starter kit who has little or no understanding of criminal law.

Anonymous said...

To be able to find the right person with whom to spend your life, it takes trial and error, but you keep at it. You sound happy and still in love with Mrs. LL. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know the actual dividing line for Wise Co. Dear God, please let me be in the part not represented by Phil King.

Triple Fake... said...

"Gays, Grannies, and Grandes"

He was just describing the new Fox sitcom where Ellen Degeneres and Betty White play co-workers at a Starbucks

Green:
have you ever "picked up a gun and pulled the trigger"? Testosterone is a factor regardless of the "victim's" weight.

Anonymous said...

Kudo's to the City of Bridgeport for taking necessary and prudent action to acquire some level of control over the Hospital mess!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious how the "mandatory blood draw" comports with

Sec. 724.013. PROHIBITION ON TAKING SPECIMEN IF PERSON REFUSES; EXCEPTION. Except as provided by Section 724.012(b), a specimen may not be taken if a person refuses to submit to the taking of a specimen designated by a peace officer.

Even with a warrant, wouldn't taking a specimen be in direct violation of the law (other than the exception, of course).

Anonymous said...

Anyone know why Decatur ISD is planning to put playground equipment outside it's Support Services Building. Isn't the building plum full of administrators?
What kind of playground are they goning to put in?
I don't want those rascals playing on my dime!

Anonymous said...

8:47
Ooooh. You're such a bad***.
IDIOT!

Anonymous said...

Worshipful Master, oooh, I like that Barry. Lucky Mrs. LL !!!

Anonymous said...

Are they really going to buy toys for administrators to play on?

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed at Bacon's lack of taste in women. That chick on the left looks like she could give as good as she gets. The other two are lesbians, I guarantee.

No-refusals are just another instance of guilty until proven innocent. Thanks to you tuff on crime Republicans, who will only start to care when you get caught up in it.

Rage

MommyMonster said...

9:28, I think there is a Learning Ladder Day Care at that building.

Anonymous said...

There's not a whole lot of time in the evening, is there?

Yeah there's not much time especially if you're an old guy with young kids at home and you still do your own lawn work.

Anonymous said...

9:13am
No it is not trial & error once you are married. lol
It is called just be the kind of person that you would want to come home to and make the decision to love them for life.
Love is more than a feeling!!
Congrats Barry! My husband and I have been together for 25 years. Marriage is a journey of life together. There are peaks and valleys but overall it just gets better with time. We share so many memories. The grass may be greener on the other side but all you have to do is water your own. It is truly that simple:)

Tater Salad said...

Blood draw-

I DARE YA TO TRY.

Anonymous said...

Any updated news about the body that was found in New Fairview area?

Francine Fishpaw said...

Barry-
The new congressional map includes a new district with portions of Tarrant, Parker, and Wise Counties in it. A former railroad commission member, Michael Williams, has announced for the new seat.

Question: Can an African-American republican win this new district?

It is interesting. Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Yep...them two played Softball in High School..

Anonymous said...

We don't need a black man running this district.

Anonymous said...

Come on BG. We all know kids with matches do not start fires. It's those darn illegal aliens.

Anonymous said...

I want to be a member of the "Royal Water Buffalo" like Fred and wear the big ass hat with horns.

Anonymous said...

Oh so many tuf guys on this blog. Believe me go ahead and refuse the blood draw. You will make some cop's day and trust me they CAN and WILL take your blood. Tell me, why is it that a person should be able to refuse to turn over critical evidence of a crime, even if it's hidden in their body? Why's that any different than hiding dope in your ass?

Anonymous said...

10:54, I doubt if he could win this new district if his name was Obammy.

Anonymous said...

10:43, The only updated news I have heard is that she is still dead.

Anonymous said...

The Codeine Killer looks like he shot the wrong people. He should have shot the wife.

Anonymous said...

wanna take a stab at it 12:47...look outside and find you a grassy spot and go practice falling down and bleeding and let me know when your ready

Anonymous said...

Bacon's an idiot. I think the only time he gave a 5 was when JH turned his thong backwards.

Anonymous said...

1247 are you so ignorant that you believe you can refuse. Fight hard enough and you get tazed or shot for resisting. Wait and fight at the hospital you get sedated. Believe me, no matter how tough you are you can't out fight a gun or a sedative/paralytic. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

1:25, That was funnnny.

Anonymous said...

Doesn’t the Fifth Amendment to the constitution say that you can’t be forced to testify against yourself? How is giving your own blood not testifying against yourself? And for that matter, urine tests and breathalyzers as well. I know that the courts have said it is not, but common sense tells me that it certainly is testifying against yourself. Who else is giving the testimony if not yourself?

Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

All you redistricting crybabies need to go to Austin and submit a card as being on the record against it. Don't whine about it, do something!

Anonymous said...

8:59 a. Ur gay

Tater Salad said...

"Why's that any different than hiding dope in your ass?"


I dunno, maybe you should tell us how uncomfortable it is...

I still dare ya to try and take my blood. You'd better call for backup, girlyboy...

Anonymous said...

Concerned about the new playground equipment, drive around and look at the new fence around eagle stadium...guess that will make the team stronger!

Anonymous said...

"Wait and fight at the hospital you get sedated" ---- So it's legal to force drugs into my system!?!?

"You will make some cop's day and trust me they CAN and WILL take your blood." ---Typical cop mentality. this is the kind of people they hire. And cops wonder why they get shot at...

Anonymous said...

You won't get sedated. You just get held down by three or four cops or as many as they need to do the job. It's being done already and has been for years. Nice try, mr lawyer, but blood isn't testimony. to 1:44, if you could actually READ you might understand that my post states that you CAN'T refuse and you will be forced to give the blood. Idiot. To mr tuffboy 3:28 let's do a little experiment, I will round up four cops of my choice and you sit in a chair and just see whether you are the badass you think you are and whether they get your blood. I'm not a cop, just someone who recognizes a bunch of bs chest pounding crap when I read it. Go take your testosterone pill.

Anonymous said...

No, the administration is too busy playin with our money to play on the new equipment

Anonymous said...

Please forward giant gator story to those trying to inner tube on thr trinity river. One more reason to stay out of that nasty river!

Anonymous said...

The fence around Eagle stadiunm is to keep a good team out so DHS can win more that 3 games next year! Or it could be so that when they put turf on the field it will be harder for somebody to set fire to it.

Stay Hard DHS School Board.

Anonymous said...

I'll take the hardbody one on the left y'all can have the dike on the right.

Anonymous said...

OMG so they can hold you done and stick a needle in you????

How can they get away with that? That is wrong.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Barry! Hope you will have a lifetime of anniversaries. My husband and I have been married 31 years as of this past Tuesday. It wasn't our first marriage. I guess we had done the trial and error.

Anonymous said...

Try fifty four years, folks.......older than most of you children are...........

:-)

Anonymous said...

348 this is 144. My apologies. I meant for my comment to be aimed at the tough guy at 847. Again, my apologies for putting down the wrong time.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY, I HAVE 27 YEARS OF BLISS UNDER MY BELT...DIVIDED AMONG THE THREE

Anonymous said...

4:53p. Is it wrong after they kill your family?

Anonymous said...

I'll be at wm at 8.

Anonymous said...

I am just sitting here in the board meeting wondering if these fools are going to rehire the souls they fired

Anonymous said...

3:48 are you a bean counter that wears a Red White and Blue BrushPopper and have Cowboy tattoed on your fore arm and Smoke!! Hey News Flash Lee Greenwood, let them try that and I will flop like a Sand Bass and pay BG to work there A** over like a Red Headed Step Child. Play your Eagle Drop Hang Hill and keep bowing down to a Cop that got his Ass Beat in High School and now he's dragging in 28K a year to be a Boy Scout that gives directions when the power goes out. Why are cops in RAB going through trash with out P cause?? If you don't get enough action join the Service or move to Dallas

Anonymous said...

Regarding the blood draw issue - the law currently says that if you refuse and the officer can demonstrate probable cause to a judge then a search warrant can be issued to seize the blood evidence. If you want to fight at the hospital the state can add the charge of resisting. If you don't like the law, contact your state representative and fight to change it.
Here's a better idea - if you've been drinking DON'T DRIVE!
I am a civilian working in law enforcement and I have seen firsthand the horror that a drunk driver can cause. And I've seen literally hundreds of drunks try to talk themselves out of a charge. Just find a sober friend to get you home and this becomes a non-issue.

Anonymous said...

Oh, good one 7:59 you got me dude. You're just too witty for me. But a word of warning ... those steroids will hurt you in the long run. Keep on fightin the good fight. Cops and prosecutors find it much more fun to take out chest beaters like you.

Anonymous said...

By the way, trash has been THROWN AWAY. You got no privacy right in something you THROW AWAY. Thus, no probable cause required. You might want to remember that when you toss your steroid bottle.

Anonymous said...

As for my blood not being testimony, it is just symantics (sp?) by the court. No matter what you call it, it is using your own body to gain evidence against yourself. That is me testyfying against myself. It should be a plain as day. Only lawyers can convolut that. Again, they don't even know what the definition of "is" is.

Anonymous said...

its being thrown way out of proportion! officers cant sit you in the back of their car and pull out a needle and draw your blood and that is not what it is saying! there is a legal process and a doctor is the one who takes the blood and sticks you with the needle the officer has nothing to do with that part he is only in the room because you are under his detainment until he books you into the jail