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12.21.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Hey, it's one year until 12/21/12 and the end of the world!
  • A Texas jury has awarded $150,000,000,000 in a personal injury case. Never mind that the defendant didn't show up for trial, is in prison, and the judgment will never be collected. But the lawyer is already bragging about the verdict on his web site. 
  • I have to go to the in-laws tonight. 
  • I mentioned George "Machine Gun" Kelly being buried in Wise County, but I had forgotten about a kidnapping case where his victim was held in Paradise and led to a federal trial with national media coverage.
  • This is unusual: An American soldier commits suicide so eight of his fellow soldiers are charged in connection with the death for teasing him. We've come a long way from the invasion of Normandy.
  • Interlochen got voted down.
  • The Family Unit has instituted a "no dirty dishes will ever be left in the sink" policy. Day five, and it's still working. (But check with me when 2012 rolls around.)
  • I didn't realize that only one NFL game will be played on Sunday. All the other ones are scheduled for Saturday. 
  • I was in a metroplex subway this week and noticed a bunch of irritating teenage boys loudly eating at a nearby table. It was only minutes until one of the chairs tipped over backwards and one of the kids goes sprawling because they were screwing around. As much as they were yuking it up, that kid took a pretty good blow to the head. I was almost concerned about him. 
  • For those who know or have heard of Williamson County DA John Bradley, you might be surprised to know he shoots me a very kind email about once a year. And I've never met him. Edit: To the non-posted commenter -- yeah, I know all that has gone all year. But with all the bad press, I thought it was noteworthy that he takes the time to be, at least to me, a nice guy. 
  • The Tarrant County DA's office hired a Star-Telegram reporter a couple of months ago as its press representative. Since then, that office is a PR machine with the Star-Telegram pretty much reprinting its press releases. 
  • News of the Newark settlement in the Update reminded me of the 2008 story of Ralph Hardy that was eventually featured on Fox 4 News.
  • Bud Kennedy will be on WBAP's Mark Davis show this morning to discuss the chances of Craig James winning a U.S. Senate seat.  Hey, Bud, remind him of that appearance James made earlier this year on Davis' show when he just got roasted. 


39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Today's pic........start over please.

Anonymous said...

On December 21 2012 we will all be somewhere we didn't count on being.

Anonymous said...

UGH!! Fat and ugly.

Anonymous said...

Dude. Really? You know what I'm talking about.

Upstairs said...

Enjoy the inlaws. We lost both of mine this year. I would rather deal with both of their houses than my depressed spouse.

Anonymous said...

No, you get to go to your in-laws tonight. Got to stay on the good side...it's Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Edit: "I get to go to the in-laws tonight!"

Anonymous said...

just say no to craig james

Anonymous said...

make the best of in laws. one day you will be one

Anonymous said...

The look on the face of this Morning"s Thought gal is PRICELESS.

She is already prepared for the nasty comments headed her way.

Anonymous said...

Suicide is a personal choice. Soldiers are trained to kill. Why would it be wrong for them to tease somebody about killing themselves, just saying. Lawyers are getting paid and the justice systems rolls on. It is wrong to blame somebody else for a personal decision to off themselves!

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
1 out of 5

Beer
4.9 out of 5
Best thing in that pic.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

If you didn't provide us with hours of quality entertainment on this humble blog, you would owe us $150B in punative damages for today's RTG. Did your Inner Greggo announce "Gimme the stretch mark chick!" when it took over photo selection this morning?

Anonymous said...

You're baiting us again with that pic. Just like seeing us get frothed at the mouth?

Anonymous said...

Wow! She needs a...nevermind. It's a can coozie.

Anonymous said...

Ruben Pinkerton of Decatur has a great story about almost getting a photograph of Machine Gun Kelly in his casket after he died and was "lying in state" at the (then) Christian Funeral Home in Decatur. He saw Kelly in there, and had to go back to get a camera. Mr. Christian "caught" him when he returned with the camera, and wouldn't "let him" take the picture. I would've said "take a hike" to Mr. Christian and took it anyway (nobody else was present viewing the body either time).

Anonymous said...

"I have to go to the in laws tonight"
That's why Christmas will never be the same for me. When the kids marry their spouses never seem to blend...so I gave up and let them do what they want...make their own holiday plans...life is easier that way..it was never the same after I left home either...can never get that feeling of the original nucleous family togetherness back.
When you go to your in laws try to be happy...they are your wife's parents..treat them as yours.

Anonymous said...

A little bird told me that Ms. Duty, the lovely blonde pit bull County Attorney, is facing off with Mr Bradley for the DA seat. Williamson County Powers-That-Be are cringing.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

RON PAUL 2012!

Anonymous said...

Nice. She looks Jewish. Jewish chicks can't resist me.

Anonymous said...

Gosh dang! That is one hell of an ugly woman with one hell of an ugly body. What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

END OF THE WORLD 2012!

Anonymous said...

Machine gun Kelly's wife was the mastermind of most of his crimes. The farm in Paradise where the hostage was held belonged to her stepfather and mother. She wanted to kidnap Guy Waggoner of Decatur/Fort Worth but change her mind. She was sentenced to life in prison. When I toured Alcatraz they said Machine gun Kelley was a model prisoner.

Anonymous said...

9:32 try mixing christmas with a stiff drink....might get your mojo back.

Anonymous said...

My MIL is seriously perfection x's 100.

She's been the only parent figure in my life for several years so I cherish every moment I get to spend with her.

Anonymous said...

well if there ain't no mo that fried chicken, then i'm takin my beer and my fat ass home..

Anonymous said...

11:27 ... who are you... Hannah Montana?

Anonymous said...

does fugly mean fat and ugly....?

Anonymous said...

11:04 where was the farm in Paradise at?

Anonymous said...

I was in the Washington D.C. subway one time but there weren't any rowdy kids falling out of their seats.

Anonymous said...

Butter face... Is that a koochie or a koozie?

Anonymous said...

"But the lawyer is already bragging about the verdict on his web site."

Did you read it? He is not bragging. It's awareness, you insensitive butthead. I am done with you and your liberal ass blog.

Anonymous said...

I can understand why they might have beat her, but did they have to beat her with an ugly stick?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

11:42am - No, it doesn't. Ugly is the last part, first part is a different word that starts with the letter F.

And that pic... Oh my. You can tell she is a grouchy B just by that facial expression. Stay away. Very far away.

Anonymous said...

Todays RTG is so real.. y'all can't even stand it when BG runs a real one.

Anonymous said...

12:56

Bye! Don't let the browser of your choice hit you in the butt on the way out.

Yo Bu, sounds like 12:56 was wanting to "get in your butt".....lol

Double Fake Neon Deion

Anonymous said...

I don't know the location of the ranch in Paradise, but it was owned by Robert "Boss" Shannon and Ora Shannon. They would rent the farmhouse for $50 to criminals. BTW Boss Shannon was a leader of the Wise County Democratic party.

Anonymous said...

(9;04) You are a dumbass that don't know what you're talking about and George's middle name was Kelly and last name Barnes.You probably know where the rest of the money is don't you.You are at least correct that Boss was a Democrat so they are still running true to form.

Anonymous said...

10:27
Sorry Shannon family member