6.21.2011

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • WBAP reported that the Sunset Inn in Decatur sustained heavy damage last night. They even had a reporter up here to report "live at the scene." The same Sunset Inn that was bulldozed last month? (Although I think one of the buildings remained.) 
  • Well I'll be: The story even made the AP with reports of a woman being taken to the hospital who was staying at the fabulous Sunset Inn. (And a roof was blown off a four unit condo in Runaway Bay.)
  • Edit: Now it sounds like every news outlet is headed to Wise County. 
  • How times change: Saw a bit of  the movie "Up In The Air" last night (made in 2009) and noticed George Clooney's character questioned whether a new employee was a technology expert "just because she has a myspace account." Myspace?
  • A dirty Mesquite cop was sent to the slammer for stealing fake drug money yesterday. And the federal judge who did the sentencing went on a bit of a rant about how cops in trouble tend to get a slap on the wrist these days.
  • Even with all the quality closed circuit cameras these days, 7-11 still has the tape measure strip on its doors so the height of a robber can be seen once he flees. That never made me feel particularly safe to see that when I was leaving. 
  • I don't think I remember a (now) 51 year old actor from "The Green Mile" who married a, uh, sixteen year old over the weekend. Talk about getting younger at that position. Very younger.
  • It's the longest day of the year. 
  • The Longhorns were booted from the College World Series yesterday and the same thing can happen to the Aggies this afternoon. (Why are those games on in the afternoon.) 
  • The first big rain after the still-in-progress Flower Bed Project of 2011 showed very minimal drainage damage.  That topic has been a big player in the household. 
  • President Obama sent in a 30,000 troop "surge" in Afghanistan in 2009. Today he will announce that number will be withdrawn by the end of 2011. That's a start. 
  • The death of the kid at the "rave" in Dallas over the weekend was treated completely differently last night by the media. Channel 8 took the sensational angle by having a kid on talking about the "chaos" of the rave. Fox 4, on the other hand, had three young girls on who spoke of how the vast majority of those attending were there for a good time and weren't high or drunk. (And a great review of the event by an "old man" who attended the event is here.) 
  • Defeated Dallas mayoral candidate David Kunkle wouldn't go on the air with Richie Whitt and Greg Williams of The Fan prior to voting day. I think that's odd. (Williams' first interview with Kunkle is legendary.)
  • A high profile case in Brownsville was resolved yesterday (below). Two things: The victim has the same name as the Dallas Morning News' sports media reporter, and the judge allowed the defendant to plea "no contest."   That kind of plea basically means, "I'm not saying I'm guilty, but I'll agree that the State has enough evidence that, if believed, a jury could find me guilty beyond a reasonable doubt." Considering the plea bargain was for life in prison, I'm surprised the judge accepted the plea unless the defendant admitted his guilty.




48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Today"s pic must have come from a Higher class Wal Mart..

Anonymous said...

"Beat me down" Cynthia Vega was live from the Sunset Inn as well this morning.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
2 out 5
She likes meat......... She has to dress like that to get it.......

Anonymous said...

So far, three news helicopters have flown over Runaway Bay to film the damaged condos. We had golf-ball size hail last night.

Upstairs said...

I always dress like that when I go to the grocery store.

Be thankful for every drop of rain you got. Where I am, we haven't had any rain in months. Last night and Saturday night we could see the lightning and smell the rain, but not a drop.

Speaking of trials, I picked a jury in Erath County yesterday in a case against Wal-Mart. I hoped to get a jury panel full of Wal-Mart haters. I didn't. I got a panel full of people that think you should never be allowed to recover for pain and suffering. It was scary. People can be so mean.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else's facebook account down?

Tater Salad said...

RTG: She prolly trolls the meat dept frequently. Bet she caint chop wood like Mrs TS, tho!!!

Anonymous said...

Crisis over. Facebook is back.

Anonymous said...

Does your height even register on the 7-11 height measurer?

Anonymous said...

Stripper pole on aisle 9.

Anonymous said...

I despise this mobile format.

Pic is hawt.

Martinez's smile is weird.

Sunset inn still stands?

Percey married a 16 year old? I guess the parents sign-off on that?

Anyone synonymous with a "rave" should be castrated.

Anonymous said...

A 2009 movie that references MySpace??

Heck, it was obvious in 2008 that MySpace was withering away on the popularity scale!

And the Green Mile guy was the obnoxious/mean spirited prison guard who died after cancer was passed along to him through the big mystical black guy (I think?).

Anonymous said...

Do we have a pre-op pic of that 16yo chick?! Good Lawdy, she already looks thirty- In another 10yrs she'll prolly look just about his age...

Anonymous said...

He went on the Hard Line...

Anonymous said...

Upstairs,
For the most part erath county is full of hard working people. It's hard to find a bunch of sue-happy queer around there.

Anonymous said...

You seriously don't remember the Green Mile guard who got locked in the rubber room wearing a straight jacket with a sock shoved in his duct-taped mouth? Have you ever seen The Green Mile?

Tater Salad said...

Check out the headline on that clipping- "Martinez PLEADS..." Pleads...?

Anonymous said...

President Obammy sent in a 30,000 troop "surge" in Afghanistan in 2009. He also sent over 8,000 firearms to the Mexican drug cartels, some of which were used to kill a DEA agent, two border guards and numerous United States citizens. Am I the only one outraged by this idiot?

Anonymous said...

Today's pic proves that Walmart discriminates against women. The one in Decatur does not allow women that good looking into it's store. Damn Supreme Court.

Anonymous said...

Wise County still there? News reports made it seem like the entire county was devastated by storms.

Anonymous said...

Need a price check in the meat market.

Triple Fake... said...

Do I need to rush home to prepare for the live breaking report of how my trash cans got blown over last night?

I imagine the 7-11 perp "growth chart" is to be used in conjunction with newfangled technology. The CCTV can show the height of the suspect on videotape, as opposed to eyewitness evidence. Kinda hard to get a glimpse of the robber's exit silhouette when the clerk is bound and locked up in the mop closet - or lying on the floor in a pool of his own blood

Being from approximately the same demographic as the actor who married the 16yo, I fail to see what the advantages are in that union...other than the very, very obvious. He's gonna need to use his walker to fend off all the hounddogs that come sniffing around her. I give it a year - tops

Triple Fake jilted (but rapidly rebounding) Hef

Anonymous said...

Hmmm I cain't decide on Rump Roast or maybe a bite size Taco for dinner tonight.

Anonymous said...

AP Report: "Police in Decatur, 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth"... journalism at its best.

Jack Daniels said...

Clean up on isle 9

Anonymous said...

article says troops to leave Afghanistan by end of 2012, not 2011, thanks for getting my hopes up...Im still going this year

Anonymous said...

The pic of the day. Is it just me or does she have scoliosis? Or maybe she has helium butt implants ;-)

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL LADY,IT SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW TO LOOK THAT GOOD.

Anonymous said...

did everybody miss the big story of the weekend involving the 21 year old from parker county..now charged with attempted capital murder, plus lots more stuff all happening after the end of the car chase while it took over 3 hrs to bring this guy into custody. the story in the messupper don't sound much like what I heard live on the scanner..like when at the end of the search the suspect was driving the tractor up to surrender and was fired at by a WCSO..then taken into custody.

Anonymous said...

the cops kept getting confused because the suspect had taken off on an orange tractor thru the woods and fields, so as the cops converge on the area..guess what..two other guys out working on their orange kubotas..bad day for them..

Anonymous said...

according to the messupper he broke into a house and stole the tractor..how the heck did he get that tractor out of that house..? while on tractor he tried to run over trooper, why didn't the trooper shoot him then..?

Anonymous said...

was mary jane involved?

Anonymous said...

who believes the "lawman" intentionally shot out the little front tire on the little orange tractor, after all this guy has been wanted for attempted murder of a trooper for 3 hrs..give me a f'n break.

Anonymous said...

During the chase,we're Banjo's heard while Wayland Jennings talked about what was going to happen next?

Anonymous said...

DPD and WCSO ALWAYS revise their stories for the Messenger, to make it sound better for them. What a bunch of crooked bastards...

Anonymous said...

what a mess!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it the SHORTEST day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere (only longest up here in the Northern) - or is that all that they teach all you all in Texas?

On your face said...

Hey 8:56 scroll down to bottom of the page, click view web version....then stfu

Everyone else that wants to bitch about it pull your heads out and open your eyes...

Anonymous said...

Where was Super Cop Tom Bishop oh he was on hwy 380 checking for speeders still doing the DPS job for them.

Anonymous said...

RE the Green Mile actor marriage:

His betrothed does not have the appearance of your typical Texas 16 year old, unless they are walking a section of Harry Hines in Dallas. Never would have guessed the age. Of course, remember that Jerry Lee Lewis married his cousin when she was only thirteen. Jerry Lee was always a little odd.

My Other Brother Darryl

HaHa Wise County said...

I would have never known that the gal in the photo was at Wal-Mart if I hadn't read these comments.

Anonymous said...

Breaking Scanner News: Dead Body Found..3 miles off 287 on cr4421 by oil co worker..cops on way to check it out now..

Anonymous said...

Yes, please more purchasing images.

RPM said...

Kudos to that judge for making dirty cops accountable. There should be an automatic double penalty if the offender is a cop. You know, a deterrent to keep them straight just like "drug free zones" and mandatory sentences keep kids off drugs.

Anonymous said...

Yea, going to a rave to have a good time and few people there doing drugs!! Just like Afterlife on Northwest Highway in Dallas.

Anonymous said...

Someone that looks like that young woman should stay out of our walmart cause every man in there would kill over with heart attack! Il have to reconsider my dress code on next trip to Wally world......

Anonymous said...

I bet she would vote for field turf.

Anonymous said...

6:05, correction police here.

"to keel over"

You're very welcome.