6.08.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • I'm not sure I've ever heard of a capital murder case ending in a "not guilty" when the alleged victim was a cop, but I'm monitoring the Charles Payne.trial going on in Dallas right now. There's something not quite right about it.  
  • There is a missing 7 year old girl from Mineral Wells who might have been taken by her father. Local connection: "He was released from the Wise County jail in April, but police said he never reported to his probation officer and hasn’t paid his bondsman or attorney." I can't find out what he was charged with here, and, as an aside, I have no idea how the cops would know how the attorney didn't get paid.
  • Edit: Fox 4's Lari Barager tells me that the charge was criminal trespass and the cops talked to the bondsman and attorney to try and locate the defendant.  
  • The Ticket ranked big purchases that quickly turn into regret: A boat, a hot tub,and Bowflex were at the top of the list. I'm two out of three.
  • NBC just agreed to pay $1.2 billion for the 2016 Olympics and $1.4 billion for the 2020 Olympics. And that's just for the right to broadcast it -- add on the cost to produce the coverage.
  • Flower bed project won't die: I'm having a load of dirt delivered today. And by "load", I mean an amount calculated by Mrs. LL.  I'm very interested in what I'll see when I round the corner this evening. 
  • A letter to the editor in today's Messenger has a lady complaining that no Texas law prohibits cattle from roaming free on Farm to Market roads in Wise County. I thought that was nuts, but a quick bit of research (pdf) proved her to be correct. That is,  unless the County Commissioners have called for an election ("Stock Election Law") as to whether cattle need to be fenced in. Have they ever?
  • Jogging in this heat is a beating.
  • Glenn Beck, who even Fox News didn't want, is starting a subscription web show with a minimum of $4.95 a month. That can't possibly work. 
  • Saw a guy representing himself in the courthouse yesterday who was pleading guilty to a new offense committed while on probation. Uh, oh. He also couldn't remember the name of his probation officer after six months of reporting.
  • I'm pretty sure I saw everyone in the house walk out to go swimming at 9:30 last night. 
  • Can we agree on this about Sarah Palin?:  “Sarah Palin mangled Paul Revere. I don’t care if she said she didn’t – she did.” (That was said by noted author and conservative Bernie Goldberg on Bill O'Reilly.)
  • There's some talk of charging the "psychic" in the mass-grave-story yesterday (below) with False Report To A Police Officer.  What are the odds that the State could prove she knew her tip was false when she made it? 
  • Yes, I know about the Mavs game. 
  • Family Cat decided to violently play in the water bowl at 5:00 a.m. 
  • Facebook unveiled a "facial recognition" feature yesterday for the tagging of photos. I think I know what that means, but I do know it's "on" by default. I think technology is getting away from me. 





67 comments:

Anonymous said...

Between flower beds and family cat, oh the fun you are having!

Money can't buy it.

Anonymous said...

Is the Chic Pic Gal missing a tooth..

Anonymous said...

Still not that much into the Germanized Africanized handball.

Anonymous said...

It's middle aged men who jog in this heat who have massive heart attacks. Go jog on a treadmill in the a/c. You're courting disaster, dude.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin should be allowed to screw up on the Paul Revere thing. Heck, if Weinermiester can do what he did and stay in office, who gives a hot dog if Sarah messed up on that???????

Jack Daniels said...

That gal needs to go see Dr. Dan---QUICK!

wordkyle said...

Should have watched the whole clip on your link, counselor.

O'Reilly: I'm gonna stick up for the governor, 'cause I know something about Paul Revere....He did tell the British, "you better knock it off, you better not try to seize the guns, because if you do, there's gonna be a big problem," which, of course ensued....So we're gonna give her the benefit of the doubt."

Goldberg: I wasn't aware of that, thank you.

So it's another instance of someone who knew less about Paul Revere's ride than Sarah Palin knows, mocking her for her ignorance. It's similar to when reporters mocked Dan Quayle for misspelling potato -- but they had to look it up in a dictionary to make sure.

Upstairs said...

Add to the list -- swimming pool.

Horn Dog said...

8:47, after I read your comment I blew the picture up and busted out lafin. She definately has something goin on ther. Not sure what it is.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's illegal. Ask Thomas Aaberg--he had to research it which included reading copies of handwritten minutes of OLD Commissioners Court meetings to find them passing resolutions to "close" our free range status.

Anonymous said...

So do you liberal weenies feel better now that Bernie Goldberg has verified what we all know about Sarah Palin. I just wish see would come out and say that her bus tour has visited all 57 states with one to go.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't a client's fee arrangements with an attorney be something that is covered by the attorney/client privilege? If so, do attorneys who regularly read this blog have an obligation to report this appearance of impropriety to the state bar? Or, do they have an out if they do not know for sure who the attorney is?

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
I think that there is something missing.......
1 out 5

Anonymous said...

Here's the thing about Sarah Palin: If she had merely said, "We had fun today learning about Paul Revere," then everything would have been fine. No questions asked. But she had to remake Paul Revere as a Republican, conservative, gun-rights advocate, in her own image. And that's where she came off sounding like an idiot. Or that's where she revealed herself to be an idiot.

Anonymous said...

You got a lot of nerve using the picture of my woman. You folks ignoring the whole package just because the cover has a little blemish?

Anonymous said...

Great points Wordie. Just another example of the lame and ignorant casting stones when the idiot living in the white house can do no wrong, tho he's the biggest example of ignorance and deception of them all.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the absconder's delinquent attorney's fees, there are several scenarios where this could come out.

First:
Defendant to Police: I want to talk to my lawyer.

Police: Who is your lawyer?

Defendant: Mr. Green.

Later, for whatever reason the police call up Mr. Green, who informs them, "I have not been retained by the defendant."

In other cases, the lawyer may have started work based upon the defendant's promise to pay a fee which never materializes. In those cases, it is not uncommon for the lawyer to imply in his comments to the authorities that he has not been paid.

Anonymous said...

Texas is an open range state, but Wise county was closed by county commisioners in the early 1900's.
Most counties continue to be open range. Some counties like Knox, are open range in certain locations.

Anonymous said...

The police murder case sounds a bit weak on the intent to kill officer element. DA's office probably pressured to seek death by police agencies. There WAS a not guilty on a cop killing near Sherman a few years back. Police officer killed in shoot out while sitting in his car.

Anonymous said...

I wish we could go back to the days of the American Revolution and see how a liberal weenie that was advocating gun control laws would have been treated.

Anonymous said...

Another thing about the attorneys fees, a code word for attorneys fees sometimes used by some attorneys is "Mr. Green." Context--

Judge: Are the parties ready for trial?

Attorney 1: May we approach? [The following conversation takes place at the bench, off the record.] Your honor, we need to pass this case. There is a very important witness in this case--Mr. Green--and we have been unable to locate him at this time. I think if we set the case over sixty days, we would be ready to proceed.

Attorney 2: I understand judge. No objection.

Judge: Very well, we will reset this case in sixty day, but we will proceed at that time with or without Mr. Green, do you understand counselor?

Attorney 1: Yes, your honor. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

OMG 9:28 you poor poor pathetic soul.

LMBO

Anonymous said...

The chic gal is not missing a tooth but sporting a tongue piercing.

Anonymous said...

Make sure they put the dirt on a tarp. Or else you'll be powerwashing the driveway for hours and you'll never get all the dirt.

Texas is a fencing out state. Counties have to individually elect to fence in. Almost all have, and I would be surprised if Wise County hadn't. Some poster above says they did, and it's no surprise that it was back in the days of hand written minutes. Many did it over 100 years ago.

Wordkyle, you need to pick your battles son. Even Republicans are distancing themselves from Palin. She's an embarrassment,and she, along with nut jobs like Santorum, Bachmann, and Gingrich will destroy any hope of beating Obama.

Nice girl today (can't see her teef on my phone). I'd definitely pull her hair.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:28, If Palin decides to run, I don't think she needs a liberal weenie to tell her how to run her campaign. The liberal press is already pushing for Romney. That's why they show him leading in the polls. The same way they pushed McCain. Romney is a RINO and that is why the promote him, knowing that he would be a weak candidate against Obammy.

Tater Salad said...

Yeck, BUTTERFACE! Tater no likee...


GO MAVS!!!!

Anonymous said...

Apparently Sarah Palin isn't as quick on her feet as Barry Soetoro or Barry Green or the Twitter-net. Big deal.

Lawyers and the Twitter-net know everything about everything.

Anonymous said...

Wise county is closed range that means you have to put up a fence to keep you livestock in. the records building should have this on file and I think it was in the 1800 or 1900 can't remember.

Anonymous said...

Per this link, Wise County does have the Stock Election Law in effect.
http://equinelaw.alisonrowe.com/2010/05/articles/livestock-laws/compilation-of-texas-stock-laws/

Anonymous said...

She didn't mangle Paul Revere. She got it right the first time. Follow up conversations, caused by the multitudes that don't understand the actual history, should not have happened. If I said publicly today that "tornadoes are windy"...and woke up tomorrow to find out I was being pegged as the biggest idiot on the planet because tornadoes are NOT windy according to everyone else, I'd be a bit flustered too, mostly from resisting the temptation to call everyone a complete moron and telling them to go read their freaking history books and get off my case.

Anonymous said...

When you are spreading that dirt in the flower bed, just be thankful you aren't building an ark. Cleaning up after the elephants is a full time job unto itself.

Can I get an amen?

Double Fake Noah

Anonymous said...

Tongue stud possibly?

Anonymous said...

I agree, you should get a treadmill and exercise indoors. People younger than you have died of heart attacks, even seasoned runner. You are wearing out your body.

Anonymous said...

I think the girls lips are chapped and a dark lipstick is stuck to portions on her lips. Kinda ugly, huh!

Triple Fake... said...

That facial recognition thingy would come in handy if you could adapt it to the RT pic gals - you know, to prevent repeats. Although, the prevalent theme of the pix indicates it would probably work better if some other body part were utilized

I've felt like that dog in the Beggin' Strips commercial all morning - I smell bacon and there's no food anywhere near here

Didn't catch the Ticket's schtick on big ticket buyers' remorse, but how about this one: a marriage license. It's not expensive at face value, but there's lots of hidden charges in the fine print. And the regret doesn't always come immediately. Usually, it takes years for the wife to build up resentment, which leads to the husband having regrets

I don't see how the DA can possibly bring charges against the "psychic" if they believed that the information she provided was derived from her, uh...gift. Otherwise, they would have to admit they don't believe she really is psychic, meaning that the search warrant was issued without any basis

Triple Fake Tangina Barrons

Anonymous said...

How can the dead cop be an "alleged victim?" Is he dead or not? Another example of stupid lawyer speak.

Dentondude

Anonymous said...

It is NEVER healthy to jog or do anything else where you get too hot or exert too much in the heat, especially once you reach middle age. I know you are fighting hard, but you ARE middle aged, and healthy, fit athletes have keeled over dead many times from jogging in the heat. It's bad for you!

9:56 I agree. The gun control folks would have been run out of the country by our founding fathers. Wish we could do that now with them.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Since yesterday's question drew so few good replies, how about another.

This one is for all the right wing zealots who have taken over and destroyed our conservative movement;

Starting with the day Obama took office, what has he done to directly threaten you and your freedoms. Not internet rumors and fear mongering... Not anything about his religion, background, etc. etc. What has Obama personally done to you to threaten or take away your freedoms?

Anonymous said...

Mikey, he rammed through nationalized health care. That one was easy. Got any others? I won't mention anything about ruining the economy. That one was a given.

Anonymous said...

Honcho...His economic policies threaten us all! If you do not see it now you will in the years to come. I don't want to just get by in life, I want to thrive and prosper, that is why I work hard like many other Americans. I accept that some blame can be placed on the Bush Admin but Obama used that to stifle business and place blame elsewhere, all to back up his enviromental policy. This is not rumor or fear, it is true, and has taken revenue and jobs away from my industry. It is happening everywhere, the employment #'s do not lie!

Anonymous said...

I'm so F'n bored I think I'll go eat a Weiner or somethin.

Anonymous said...

I've re-evaluated the RT girl.

I'd have to keep her face down the whole time.

Rage

Anonymous said...

OMG, 9:28 - I totally agree with you. Well-said.
To each his own......

Anonymous said...

Let my dogies roam. Get along, little dogie.

My Other Brother Darryl (open range version)

wordkyle said...

Honcho - You self-identify as a "Conservative," and for several years now you have raged against "right wing zealots" (usually singled out by name) ruining "your" party. Today you render a semi-confrontational defense of Obama and his policies. In the years that you have posted your political opinions here, I don't recall a single issue where you actually took a Conservative position. Granted that this little forum is not your whole life, but to avoid expressing a Conservative opinion even a single time over the years? Please feel free to point out a Conservative opinion of yours that I've missed, but it seems to me that your team colors seem a little faded.

Anonymous said...

Is Bridgeport really using three cents on our property tax rate to cover the local hospital
I guess we all should get a discount on services since we own this bottomless expenditure

The Mess will likely glaze over this story

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Word,

"Granted that this little forum is not your whole life..."

You got it. I don't feel the need to rant on here every day about how President Obama is ruining my life. (He's not). Nor finding some new and creative way to get that chip knocked off my shoulder by a Fox News expose of the latest liberal bogeyman. (Think for yourself, please).

For the most part, I see this blog as a big middle school lockerroom that we occaisoinally get glimpses of intelligence on. But mostly to comment on Banjo Tuners, Crazy Constables, Funny Posters, and other nuances of life here in the WC.

But it gets a bit tiring hearing people in the conservative movement spouting off the same type of crazy rah-rah jingoisms that I heard for 8 years about GW. Back in those days I would take Libs to task for their mindless criticism and ranting about EVERYTHING W did. Fast forward to today and I realize that we conservatives are seeing the same exact thing in our ranks. Plenty of people who can hate Obama. Plenty of people who follow a candidate that does nothing but alienate those across the ailse with rhetoric. But not very many who actually can point to a conservative leader who would inspire me. One that can reach across the ailse for some compromise and get something done beside the usual game.

The saddest part for me is that not many people are even looking for that type of leader. *sigh* You say I many not really be a conservative? Nope. But I may not be much of a Right-Winger.

Oh well, I have talked more about politics than I promised myself I would do.

And in case your wondering...

Pro Gun / Anti gun Control
Pro Business
Pro BIG Defense
Pro Immigration Reform
Pro Capital Punishment
Pro Term Limits
Pro Tort Reform
Pro Immigration Reform
PRO HUNTING.
Pro Pickup Trucks
Pro Beer Drinkin
Christian

Anonymous said...

The left-wing, liberal media has devoted more coverage to Sarah Palin's Paul Revere blunder than Weiner Gone Wild. They have truly become irrelevant.

wordkyle said...

Mike - Fine. You've said that you're a Conservative. However, all most of us know of your political beliefs are from this forum. Considering your political remarks for the last several years, I observe that your condemnations have been of either 1) Both parties; or 2) "Right wing zealots" (your description.) The "zealots" you often call out by name. I don't remember you ever solely "taking Libs to task" for their remarks; you've consistently added Conservatives to any such criticism.

Your actual political beliefs are immaterial to me, but after years of seeing your opinions here, I have to say your self-label does not match your words. You come across as leaning decidedly in the other direction.

I'm pretty sure I'm one of the "zealots" that you dislike so much. However, my words and arguments have always been consistent with my declared beliefs and political stance.

Anonymous said...

The conservatives in the days of the American Revolution were called Tories. Loyal to the enemy. They would probably have loved to disarm the Patriot Rebels.

Anonymous said...

What has and is that hospital costing us?
Would someone run the numbers and let us know.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Lol, just realized my nope doesn't come across like it did my head when I typed it... Let me reset that one... Conservative? Yup. Right winger? Nope. Pro banjo tuner? Damn straight.

*switches politic switch to O-F-F position*

Anonymous said...

Honcho @5:30--------------

But do you like NASCAR?

Enquiring minds want to know

Anonymous said...

One more thing, Honcho

Do you like Weiner???

xxx-Rage

Anonymous said...

Honcho, I think you did Mr. Kyle in.

Anonymous said...

Nice purity hunt, wk. Gotta keep huntin' them RINOs to keep the party free from liberal forces. (And the tent keeps getting smaller and smaller.)

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

9:17pm. Of course. A good NASCAR event is like wrapping up a Skynrd show, Civil War Reenactment, and State Fair up in one big burrito.

Bad. Ass.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Oh good gosh Word, get over yourself. Your worse than a woman, trying to find some way to take evey sentence written and twist it into something about you. Newsflash; everything isn't directly related to you.

The last thing I am going worry about in the fake world of the internets is whether I measure up to your litmus test for conservatism.

I am seriously laughing out loud right now. Seriously.

wordkyle said...

Honcho - I really am not out to pick a fight, other than to point out what I feel is an inconsistency between your expressed opinions and your self label. All I'm looking for now is clarification. Your last post confuses me even more. What exactly is a "Right Winger" in your mind, if I may ask? That definition might clear things up some.

wordkyle said...

839 - The Founding Fathers were Conservatives, in the classical sense of the word. From the Declaration of Independence: "Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes..." Prudence being one of the core principles of Conservatism.

If King George had respected the rights of Americans as much as the rights of other Englishmen, the American Revolution might never have happened. The Founding Fathers didn't like the changes to tradition that the King had imposed on them. As it was, for the most part the Framers of the Constitution established a continuation of the principles of English tradition, based in large part on the 1689 English Declaration of Rights. (Anyone interested in a much better explanation of all this should read Russell Kirk's "A Revolution Not Made But Prevented".)

Conservatism accepts that society has to adjust itself to endure, but this adjustment has to involve prudent change.

Anonymous said...

wordie can't answer even a simple question. Maybe he doesn't want to sound like Palin?

Take your ball and go home wordie, you're still embarrassing yourself.

Anonymous said...

The doctors running the place make the money
The city pays the bills
Great deal for the docs

wordkyle said...

Not a litmus test.
Not a purity hunt.
Not an attempt to be argumentative for its own sake.
Just addressing what I see as an inconsistency, a pattern that's lasted for several years, the latest instance being Honcho's 1:42 post.
That's all it is, kids. An observation that apparently offended some people.

Anonymous said...

WK,

Keep it up. The rinos and liberal weenies can't stand it. I agree with you 100%.

Big Ed

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Lol, You keep worrying about those inconsistencies. Especially from a guy on here who is portrayed by Mike Honcho portrayed by Cal Naughton Jr.

wordkyle said...

...portrayed by John C. Reilly. Yeah, I'm aware of that. I saw a moving picture once.

The inconsistencies don't worry me. Having them pointed out, though, apparently bothers some people. Other readers can consider your remarks in context. That's all.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Word, Let me see if I can figure out how to send you a link. Is there a pm thingy on here?