12.28.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Fox 4 rolled tape the morning on a TxDot camera that had locked onto a vehicle stalled on I-30 because the producer expected they would capture video of a wreck taking place. He got it. Oh, my.
  • Gov. Rick Perry announced he had changed his position yesterday on abortion by now declaring it is unacceptable even in the case of rape, incest, or even if the life of the mother is in medical danger. I don't know how you can be pro-life and not have that position. Every life is precious.
  • Texas only ended thirteen lives this year by lethal injection. That's the lowest number in a decade and a half. Only eight people were added to death row. 
  • You would have thought the Messenger would have a least written a short feature on the death of Paul Geiser -- long time Wise County DPS Trooper and, later, Sheriff's office employee. 
  • The NFL Pro Bowl selections were made yesterday. What a joke. By the time those selected decline to play because of "injury" or other reasons, at least 30 replacements will be named "pro bowlers" as well. That always increases the number by well over 50%.
  • The Family Cat did the put-a-Christmas-ball-in-water-bowl trick again last night. It's a huge water bowl which makes it look like she wants to put a beach ball in a hot tub. The cat's a playa. 
  • There's a huge generation gap on this Peggy Railey story. If you listened to the radio this morning, you could tell who was too young to remember it -- and they seem dumbfounded on how it was such a huge story in DFW. 
  • I had forgotten that Walker Railey took the stand in his own defense at his trial. I'm a fan of that. 
  • Railey was defended by Doug Mulder who had once been a prosecutor under the now infamous Dallas DA Henry Wade. Between Peggy Railey's death and Walker Railey's trial, he would become the focus of criticism for his wrongful prosecution of Randall Adams as documented in The Thin Blue Line.
  • The DA's race in Williamson County is getting tense.
  • The Aggies learn what their SEC football schedule will be at 10:00 a.m. today. The move to that conference may not seem like a good idea at 10:01 a.m.  Edit: Oops. That was eastern time. Here's the schedule.
  • Came home yesterday and saw Mrs. LL watching Oliver Stone's JFK.  Later in the night, she was reading Stephen King's new book, 11/12/63.  It's going to be a long conspiracy year.
  • Hi-Toneness or quality entertainment?: There's a ton of buzz and positive reviews about The Artist -- a new silent movie filmed in black and white. There is already Oscar talk. 
  • Is it time for post-Christmas depression yet?
  • An Arlington police officer was convicted of child sexual abuse a few years back and was given probation. When it was shown this week that his probation had violated, he was sentenced to prison. His violation? He failed to do all of his community service. If you think it is incredible that someone on probation wouldn't do his community service when he knows he can end up in prison for failing to do so, go to your local courthouse. 
  • It is absolutely shocking the number of people on Facebook that explain away the Grapevine Massacre by simply saying, "The killer was a Muslim." 



39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cop goes to prison...

GOOD. Hope he's subjected to some unsolicited man-lovin'.

Anonymous said...

The wreck on I-30--why did the stalled idiot stop square in the middle of the lane. You had to be rolling to get there in the first place. Use the last of your car's momentum to get ON THE SHOULDER! The other driver may not be blameless, but the majority lies with the stalled motorist (unless the vehicle suddenly screeched to a halt with no warning)!

Anonymous said...

I remember Paul Geiser but did not know that he died. RIP Paul. He was a good man.

I'm a prosecutor. John Bradley is an embarrasment to our profession and always has been. I know him. No prosecutor should ever stand in the way of the truth. If a mistake is made, and they do happen, it MUST be corrected.

Anonymous said...

Should have went to prison to begin with. There are certainly others he victimized that did not want the further torture of a trial and to re-live the victimization. I'm with 9:08.

Anonymous said...

I'm a prosecutor. John Bradley is an embarrasment to our profession and always has been. I know him. No prosecutor should ever stand in the way of the truth. If a mistake is made, and they do happen, it MUST be corrected.

I'll believe you feel that way when prosecutors call for his disbarment, or advocate for the withholding of evidence to be punishable as a crime.

I'll see Hell freeze over first.

Rage

Anonymous said...

What an ego John Bradley has. I hope there is a lawsuit in the future.

Anonymous said...

Prayers to the Geiser family. We should all be thankful for Paul's years of service to our community.

Anonymous said...

That's the thirteen people I aint missed.

DF Gordo said...

Ohhhh, I'd love to stamp that tramp. . . . What? I meant that I'd really like to apply a tat to that young lady.

Not the Bacon Guy said...

Man, she is the whole pork belly with a couple of extra racks of ribs thrown in.

Anonymous said...

"No prosecutor should ever stand in the way of the truth."

Uh, yeah right. That's why all of you skewer the truth to get a conviction. Sell that hog to someone else, sir.

Anonymous said...

The Bport paper did a nice article w a color pic on the passing of Geiser. He was a good man and always good for a joke or two. Too bad he picked some flakes for friends in his later years. Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

The DA story sounds a lot like the story line in the book "The Confession" by John Grisham.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I find it unbelievable that a person, who could avoid prison time with community service, would fail to complete the service.

I cannot understand that.

Anonymous said...

Is that chick Mark Howell's paralegal?

Anonymous said...

Christmas day bomb blasts on
Nigerian churches kill at least 39.

The killers were Muslim.

Shocked? Thats what they do.

Anonymous said...

Paul was a beloved member of the church in runaway bay. He had an awesome sense of humor and always had a few kind words. His prescence will truly be missed.

Anonymous said...

"It is absolutely shocking the number of people on Facebook that explain away the Grapevine Massacre by simply saying, "The killer was a Muslim." "

Have you never heard of Sudden Jihad Syndrome?

News reports indicate that this muslim father murdered his family in an Islam inspired "Honor Killing" because the daughter was dating a non-muslim and the deceased family members had approved.

Jack Daniels said...
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RPM said...

LOL, The Aggies are toast.

Anonymous said...

Tell me, 10:20, what you do for a living. Then I will find some global statement about your profession that you think doesn't apply to you and accuse you of being just like all the others. There are good and bad in all professions. Of course, sometimes the truth just hurts and assholes like you just don't want to see it or admit it. And Rage is just being the effing know-it-all that he always is. No point in even debating him.

Anonymous said...

1:28 PM

You can't deny it...

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way about Wordbile, 1:28PM, and I happen to like Rage much better.

Anonymous said...

No point in even debating him.

That's because I'm right.

Rage

Uppercase Matt said...

Um, the King book, and the assassination date, is 11/22/63.

Anonymous said...

I find it incredible that the guy can go to prison for not doing community service but not for sexually abusing a child. He should have been in prison or put to death, becoming # 14

Anonymous said...

Hey, Anonymous 9:08? That's not a cop. He's a criminal who once held a badge, which has long since been taken away from him.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rage?
Tampering With Evidence is already a crime.

Then, too, there's Tampering With Governmental Documents.

Rage, you might be surprised at how thoroughly prosecutors check to make sure that their cases follow the rules. Yeah, even one impropriety is too many. But the vast majority of the time, they're trying hard to get it right, and ARE getting it right.

I'm not an attorney; I just work around them a lot, and make fun of them a lot.

Anonymous said...

If you fail at everything else in life, you can always be a cop...or a prosecutor.

Anonymous said...

Boring.

Anonymous said...

Stephen King's 11/22/63 is about a teacher in a small Texas town that finds a door to time travel in the teacher's lounge. He travels back to 1958 to kill Lee Harvey Oswald and prevent the assination. He also encouners a future local bad guy. Changing the future gets complicated for him.

Anonymous said...

The Random Thoughts girl looks high maintenance. And expensive. And beautiful.

Anonymous said...

4:48, prosecutors have immunity from prosecution.

You might want to go to law school before playing one on the internet.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage = Mzchief. Come on people!

Anonymous said...

Finally, some metrics to prove the death penalty is working!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Rage, you just THINK you are right. I have pointed out your mistatements of law many times on this forum and you are the type who refuses to see what is obvious when it means you are wrong. On one such ocassion, you just stopped posting after it became obvious to everyone that you were just dead ass wrong.

I understand arguing common sense to you yahoo's on this forum is a waste of time. This forum is dominated by defense attorneys because it's written by a defense attorney from that perspective. And 6:18 and people like you can talk your shit all you want, fact is that people like you don't respect others with authority over you. Most criminals and anti-socials don't. Hey, I will see you around. Let me know next time you are in court and we will talk.

CT said...

Everytime I saw or met up with Paul Geiser, he had a hilarious joke. RIP buddy

Anonymous said...

Prosecutors cheat every day, all over America. I don't know whether they all do, or have. I know when they do, they take an awful lot away from a lot of people. You might know a prosecutor that is an honorable person, but there is far too much cheating going on for that to be considered the norm. It is sickening. To 4:48, I believe they are checking the rules, but too many too often are doing that to know where the lines are drawn, and then deciding where they can get by with cheating. And as for the profession policing itself, yeah, right. The act of prosecutorial misconduct is rampant in America, it just isn't charged often enough. Other prosecutors, defense lawyers, and judges turn their head the other way, every day, protecting their own. Kinda like the coaches and administrators in the Sandusky case.

Anonymous said...

Not so much, Rage.

They have a good faith immunity. They don't have unqualified blanket immunity.