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7.14.2011

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • I was surprised by the Casey Anthony verdict because I didn't think we had a rationale jury any more. Yeah, she probably did it. But how can you not have a doubt, and how can that doubt not be a  reasonable one? That, by law, means a Not Guilty Verdict.
  • And the "proof" against her is 1000X greater than in the Denton No Body Case.
  • Yeah, I dogged her defense lawyer, but I did tweet during his closing argument that he was doing a fantastic job hammering reasonable doubt. 
  • And Nancy Grace is mailing it in by running hour long clips of the Casey Anthony jail visit tapes that the jury saw. But it occurred to me those tapes, which provided the prosecution with absolutely nothing, only helped the defense by humanizing Casey.
  • Some "task force" is looking into a "suspicious" fire at home in Boyd yesterday. Here's a street view look at the neighborhood. 
  • Highway 287 from Decatur to Fort Worth, due to recent paving, may be one of the smoothest highways in the nation right now. 
  • The lady who led cops on a high speed chase through Dallas yesterday was kind of hot. (Or at least used to be hot.)
  • Had a buddy tell me that there's a scandal brewing in the Dallas DA's office that is so bad that Craig Watkins might end up resigning. Then, lo and behold, yesterday the FBI paid his office a visit.  (Keep his wife's political consulting firm in mind for future reference.)
  • Finally saw The Social Network. Verdict: Big thumbs up. And I was surprised as to how much I was on Zuckerberg's side. (There was a strange and passing Baylor reference during the movie.) 
  • Hey, if I make a post indicating it's something I missed while on vacation, you don't have to tell me that it's "old news." 
  • Decatur's 7 on 7 team will play today in Aggieland.
  • UTA is joing the WAC? How desperate is the WAC (they invited Texas State and UT-San Antonio last year)?
  • Wait, a second! Britney was in concert in Dallas two nights ago and I didn't know about it? 
  • Messed around a little with the Nook e-book reader while away. I think I could get hooked on that thing if I had time to read. Hey, how does anyone have time to read?
  • Moody's is considering lowering the U.S. bond rating? What a political hack move. And how they are still in business (after handing out Triple A ratings like candy on sub-prime mortgage bonds during the crisis) is beyond me. 
  • I've never been a big fan of the Old 97's, but their first album was called "Hitchhike to Rhome" which wikipedia says refers to Rhome, Texas. Anybody got any background on that? 
  • I didn't know anything about the little boy missing in New York that was the subject of the cover of the New York Post yesterday. But, man, what a horrible story.


53 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved Shelly Slater's comment last night about the FBI visiting the Dallas District Attorney's Office yesterday, "said a person familiar with the investigation, the visit was not routine." Something pretty close to that, anyway. Ya think?! Nothing about the FBI showing up on your doorstep is routine.

Anonymous said...

We need a real leader in the White House. What a farce!

Anonymous said...

The CA verdict is perfect illustration of current USA mindset. We are quite willing to forgo evidence for what "we think we know, or what logic MIGHT lead us to know"

We know O is Muslim, not born in USA, on and on and on.....all fed by cable talking heads who have more time on their hands than topics to talk about.

Anonymous said...

C'mon, Barry, Murry Hammond is the bass player and founder of the Old '97s - he is from Boyd. He made reference to it in the recent performance at the "Concerts in the Garden" in Fort Worth.

Anonymous said...

Murray Hammond of the Old 97's is from Boyd. Maybe that is the connection?

Linda Ware said...

Old 97's contain ex Boyd graduate, Murray Hammond. He is the one that wears glasses and has written many of their songs. He was quite a bright student.

Anonymous said...

Very sad story about the little 8 year old Jewish boy. Evil is rising on earth.

Anonymous said...

Nancy Grace needs to shut it. The jury made the only decision they could make due to the way the DA charged Casey.

Anonymous said...

Sambo Johnson! If I looked her I'd screw myself.

Anonymous said...

"I was surprised by the Casey Anthony verdict because I didn't think we had a rationale jury any more. Yeah, she probably did it. But how can you not have a doubt, and how can that doubt not be a reasonable one? That, by law, means a Not Guilty Verdict."

Sort of makes a compelling argument for why we ought NOT remove enemy combatants from Guantanamo Bay and have juries try them in civilian court, don't you think?????

Triple Fake... said...

8:41 -
um, I think the point she was trying to make - and that must have whizzed right past you - is that the FBI, in the normal course of business, probably makes lots of routine calls at your average DA's office. The difference is that this time, they wanted to talk to him...ABOUT HIM!

Yesterday's "old news" story:
it's pretty bad when you tell them up front - in the title, no less! - that the story is not new, and they still give you a hard time. Pay attention, folks!

I don't get the whole uproar about the Casey Anthony verdict. Yeah, somebody died, and there is a motive. But the prosecutor has to deliver the evidence necessary for a conviction. The anger should be directed at the DA, not the defendant or the judicial process itself. The emotional reaction is really intensified because of the age of the victim
Saw a clip on TV of somebody holding up a sign that said:
JUROR 1-12
GULITY OF MUDER!!!!
If you can't spell the most basic of words involved in the process, you probably aren't qualified to pass judgement

A "task force" is investigating a suspicious fire in Boyd. When did the terms "arson investigation" and "fire marshal" fall out of favor?

Anonymous said...

Is there an investigation of the tanning salon fire in Bridgeport?

Last I saw, the tenant was having a sidewalk sale days before the fire.

Anonymous said...

Navarro County suspect looks better than RT posted chick.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how you accept jury verdicts you agree with and dismiss as wrong those you don't agree with. I'm tired of the prosecutor bashing you constantly do on this blog. Yes, I'm one of them. And I won't be joining you and your redneck commentators any longer. Not even to correct all the ignorant bullshit that gets spouted by your groupies. I know how much this hurts all ya'lls feelings but oh well. Maybe I will find some time to read my Nook when I'm not spending time reading this crap.

Anonymous said...

I understand that the DA in the Anthony case should have probably gone for a lesser charge which would have 'stuck'. I think the outrage is just that she was so damned unconcerned that her beautiful little daughter was missing that we mothers out here just can't identify. Barry, there is nothing 'human' about that chick. She is a pathological liar, a narcissistic bitch, and probably the world's most horrendous mother and daughter. To even speak of her being 'human' means she's like the rest of us in some way, which is simply not true. Something vital is missing in that girl.

As for time to read, I have hours of time to read daily and all weekend most weekends. It's called reaching the WONDERFUL stage in life where your kids are grown and your time is your own again. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Look at the inside of Random Girls thigh. Two spider bites? or leg pimples?

Anonymous said...

Breaks my heart about the little boy in NY. that mom will never forgive herself for letting him walk home that day. May God provide comfort and love to the boy's soul, and punishment for the killer.

Anonymous said...

I have plenty of time to read, because I don't watch sports or surf the internet looking for "hey, now"s.

Did you read on vacation?

Anonymous said...

Hooray for the red, white, and blue! I'd salute her anytime!

Anonymous said...

He had to hitchhike to Rhome because the current council of the mobile home park has banned him from using the bus.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of time to read on the crapper!

Anonymous said...

The jury made the only decision they could make due to the way the DA charged Casey.

That's inaccurate. The burden of proof is still the same no matter what she was charged with. Everyone thinking it should have been charged differently has forgotten Criminal Law 101.

Rage

ratherbesailin' said...

Give up TV for a week and see how much time you have to read.
The suspect from Navarro County may look ok after rehab!

Anonymous said...

Hey, 9:36. So sorry your panties got in a wad but everyone knows,

YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK---

READING THIS BLOG IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Anonymous said...

are you f'n kidding me man..casey anthony, nancy disgrace..folks better wake up to the really important news that's hitting us all as we sit here like the sheeple we truly have become as a nation of idiots....the real powers of the world are taking everything worth having in a very big way..while working americans line up for the slaughter of our old way of life..more...

Anonymous said...

Hitchhike to Rhome is a song about some bum thumbing his way from Boyd to bywell estates to buy bad crank.

Anonymous said...

and when i say working americans..i'm not talking about the ones who are paid by taxpayers..you all know who you are, most government workers are unnecessary and redundant, not to mention all the waste..and how about them gm workers (govmotors)..but hey the banks are doing great...no matter what they do....

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Casey Anthony... I'd hit that... Even better, a threesome with Casey and Nancy - Yes I'd hit that too, but then my standards weren't always high... have you seen my films.

Anonymous said...

and how about the military guys putting their life on the line every day for a fraction of a f'n fraction of the pay our "leaders" receive..what have they put on the line..? my son serving in the middle east right now prepared to die for us don't know if he will be paid 3 weeks from now..are things getting better ?

Anonymous said...

Somebody please tell me that all those people who just had to have those Section 8 housing vouchers are not lazy good for nothing SOB's.

Anyone?

Anonymous said...

10:42
why don't you just take care of that little problem for us. You seem to know exactly what's going on, and I bet you've got the solution!

Tater Salad said...

9:36 AM

Adios, asshat. You won't be missed...

Anonymous said...

1137 who said it's a little problem..there won't be a solution without a civil war, most likely a class war..I think we may be past the point of fixing the old broken system..I believe the 2 party gangsters should be locked up and or executed..how's about them apples..

Anonymous said...

Gee thanks Barry for complimenting the smooth roads. Now Bill Nelson will figure out some way to screw them up again. He sure don't want you to enjoy the ride. From one that drives that route daily, everytime we get a good road in Wise County, they decide to groove it or resurface with rock so rough that you can't hear yourself think.

Anonymous said...

I hope Casey Anthony is sued for every dime she ever makes by all the groups who searched for that baby for days. Also, hopefully NO ONE will support a book or movie deal. That little witch shouldn't make one dime off that baby which we all know she killed. This is a very obvious case of getting away with murder and I have been outraged since the verdict. It seems one must be captured on video tape committing a murder now in order to be convicted. i am not an attorney, just a REAL mother who is outraged.

Anonymous said...

what about the big marijuana grow bust in rhome a few days ago, discovered by firemen ?

Anonymous said...

Hey tater salad ... maybe you should read more too. I got just the thing for your mentality. His last name is Suess and everything he writes, get this, RHYMES. You will love it. Just the thing for ya.

Tater Salad said...

12:35 PM

I'm good, Slapnuts. Thanks for the concern tho, really...

Anonymous said...

BG if you support Obama's policies toward Isreal why should you even care about one little Jewish child. The atrocities to come from the route our president is taking on foreign policy will kill many Jewish children.

Anonymous said...

If you want more time to read, turn off the TV.

Anonymous said...

I did not know there was a neighborhood that nice in Boyd. Always suspicious, cousins in Newark are rubbing off.

Anonymous said...

have you hugged your little nigglet today???

Anonymous said...

Our boys are winning and deserve to play on turf!

Anonymous said...

JEWS.....NIGGERS.....MESSICANS!!!!

Anonymous said...

See 9:36----

Here's the problem with your dramatic departure. It's not real. You're just throwing a little hissy-fit , (could be menopause, I don't know),the consequences of which are as irrelevant as grass clippings. And we all know you will in fact continue hangin out here cause it's like a motorcycle crash you just can't NOT look at.

Thanks for the chance to call you the moron you are though. That's real entertainment

Anonymous said...

BG - if you didn't spend so much time looking for pictures of skanky half naked pictures on the internet to post or sitting on your couch watching smut like Glee, you would have plenty of time to read.

Anonymous said...

It is reasonable that an accident is made to look like a murder? And where was the evidence that it was an accident or the evidence proving the mother was sexually abused? Just a slick defense attorney's theories that the jury used as "reasonable doubt".

Anonymous said...

2:31 your a democrat or liberal aren't you?

Anonymous said...

Shame on you Barry...when I read the update I noticed that BOYD's 7 on 7 players are going to Aggieland as well. Sure that was an oversight on your part. Your blog should say those with an interest in DECATUR.

Anonymous said...

9:36<<
I believe you put the apostrophe in the wrong place in y'alls, if it is even a word. And if it is, I think you might even need two apostrophies. The first to indicate the contraction intended and the second to show possession. (e.g.-- y'all's)

So as you bow out of here hurling insults at the natives, remember, you're probably not the smartest guy in the room anywhere you go.

Anonymous said...

She would be a fine addition to Wise County.
Bring her ON!

Anonymous said...

Ha- he said,"Nookie book."

Anonymous said...

4:28 you're a teabagger, or nuttier than one aren't you?