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1.04.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Dallas prosecutors announced yesterday that they are in favor of overturning a conviction of a man who has spent 31 years in prison. The reason: Prosecutors back then failed to turn over evidence as required. Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
  • And to think prosecutors love to refer to themselves as wearing the "white hats". In Dallas, that's ironic on a couple of levels with the color being one of them. 
  • It sounds like Rick Perry is about to drop out of the Presidential race. (He said he was heading back to Texas to re-evaluate his campaign). I knew he would be exposed as having a bag of nothing, I just didn't think it would happen so quickly. But I don't know why he would go this far and then drop out even before South Carolina. Stick it out a couple of weeks and throw a Hail, Mary. 
  • Breaking news this morning is that the Queen of the Tea Party, Michelle Bachmann, has called a 10:00 a.m. news conference and may be gone as well. 
  • That GOP field is a mess. A complete mess. 
  • Panda Express is coming to Decatur (in the Walmart parking lot, to be exact.) Who knew people actually ate panda?
  • Irony: Me in the back yard trying to round up the Family Cat this morning. I had to go back in and ask for help from Mrs. LL because I had a conflict of interest. 
  • Jessica Alba's post-baby body is killin' it in Cabo.
  • Regarding the Tarrant County DA's office printing the names of DWI suspects: “What’s hard to say is ‘how many would we have had if this wasn’t out there?’” asked Asst. District Attorney Richard Alpert. That's easy to answer: The same number. The DA's office did it for publicity. Plain and simple. 
  • Illinois cop gives woman a ticket then later asks her out by leaving a note on her car at her home. She sues. This one is easy: What does she look like? 
  • I've always wanted to see the spot where Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down (talk about an execution). This is the only monument marking the spot in Louisiana.


43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Use spell check thier little buddy

Anonymous said...

Barry,

Thanks for the Bonnie & Clyde link. That was pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Gov. Good Hair slithers back to Texas! This has been embarassing for Texas. This as been expensive for Texans. (his campaign should reimburse Texas for all expenses)

I have a hard time dealing with the fact he is the best my party has to offer Texas.

Anonymous said...

I know it is in your best interest (you have to deal with them) but do you really think DA/CA in Wise Co are any different than those in Dallas and Tarrant?

Anonymous said...

"Breaking news this morning is that the Queen of the Tea Party, Michelle Bachmann, has called a 10:00 a.m. news conference and may be gone as well."

Bachmann isn't about the TEA party. She's about proving that she's the biggest social conservative in a given race. That's not what the TEA party was founded on.

Anonymous said...

Your girl today went from classy to trashey...yuk!

Anonymous said...

No surprise on Tarrant County DA DWI list...freaking stupid mexicans..they have no brains and no pride! If you drive in Ft Worth be very afraid and aware nobody has insurance and they are all drunk day and night!

Anonymous said...

That bear cub video is driving me nuts! Can't remember the mans name but he is well known bear feeder. Bears are not as wild as most people believe. You can walk with them if you know how. If you ever see one in the woods just slowly turn around and walk away.

Scott said...

I agree with you about Tarrant County. This was a pure publicity grab by Alpert. Just look at how many television and newspaper stories he has been quoted in the last week or so.

Most people could not even tell you what the website of the Tarrant County DA is. Of the ones who could actually tell you, they have never even looked at it.

As for Alpert, I know for a fact that many county employees cannot stand the man because of how he acts. I fully expect to hear that he is running for a higher office in the next couple of years and is using this as a springboard.

wordkyle said...

"The GOP field is a mess" How do you figure that? You've got one establishment-backed "moderate" candidate (Romney) who 75% of Republican voters consistently vote against, and a field of Conservative candidates who split the rest of the vote. Some of them will drop out, and the support will start to coalesce around the not-Romney candidate. The process is messy, but not a mess. If you're referring to the candidates themselves, then we can chart their flaws against Obama's and discover who's the bigger "mess."

Anonymous said...

Another chinese food place? Already read that and had the same thought. Bleh! Of course, I'd be all about a Rosa's coming! (I know, I know...another Mexican food place!) But, please NOT BY WAL MART!

Anonymous said...

I think everyone needs to vote for Ron Paul to register a protest-vote against "politics as usual". He ain't perfect, I know, but he's the closest we've got. Yes, I'm a Republican, but the GOP IS a real mess.

Not Enthused About Anyone.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Bonnie and Clyde were killed only about 20-25 miles away from where I grew up in Louisiana.

The marker is worn and full of graffiti from people who seem to think Bonnie and Clyde were heroes. About five miles away, in downtown Gibsland, is a museum about the shooting.

An elderly gentleman, whose father was one of the shooters that day, runs the place and he is very knowledgeable about what happened.

It's only a five hour drive, so I suggest you check it out soon. You can spend the rest of the day gambling at the casinos in Shreveport/Bossier, lol.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, you're killin it again today. Right on!

Anonymous said...

I heard a "political expert" on KRLD this morning note that Perry's fifth-place finish might not be his biggest problem at this point. In the paraphrased words of the "expert," Perry committed a huge political mistake by embarrassing the state of Texas. Now he has to come home and face that.

Seems like a valid point.

Upstairs said...

9:39 - a very valid point assuming the Rs will run somebody against him. The Ds will but too many straight ticket voters in this state to do any good. I hope someon in the Grand Ole Party will stand up for the rest of us and throw him off the throne. However, I am afraid that the Machine will work as usual and prevent any real challengers.

Anonymous said...

8:55
With overly exagerated "the sky is falling" comments like that, you must be a republican. Idiot!

Anonymous said...

Adios Mo Fo

DF Rick Perry

Anonymous said...

Yay, another fast food joint ran by teenagers who don't give a crap about service or cleanliness...

Anonymous said...

that Bonnie/Clyde link is interesting . i want to go as well.

Anonymous said...

The State of Texas spent 15.2 million on a retrial back in September 2011. It was from a murder case back in 1978 and the man was tried and convicted twice before and sentenced to Death row and had been there for 30 years. Because there was never an execution date set at the time this man got another trial and was convicted for the third time. (costing the state the 15.2 million) There is no telling how much the other 2 trials cost the state. Andy Beach tried the case and did an awesome job. Doug Mulder tried the first 2, In this latest trial they brought in the DNA but the clothes and other evidence was so old they couldn't even get DNA off of the man's own coat. They didn't preserve the items like they do now. Best of luck to the state in the new retrial! This new retrial for this 31 year old case has the same Judge Creuzot, he is fair.

Anonymous said...

Ka-friggin-boom

Anonymous said...

9:47

How are you able to make that connection from what was posted? If I disagree with your point then you must be in opposition to my every belief. You sir (or madam) are the idiot. You paint all Republicans with the same brush with out knowing anything about them.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

To 8:50 AM--Yes, the DA & CA in Wise County ARE very different. I've seen with my own eyes them dismiss cases on their own motion "in the interest of justice" (something they are actually supposed to do as part of their duties) when they realize that an injustice is about to happen, or refuse cases when it was obvious from the beginning. They really DO try to avoid injustices.

Not A DA or CA Employee

Anonymous said...

What is the significance prosecutor story? I mean it's possible that an innocent guy lost 31 years of his life and the lawyers cheated but, hey, isn't that what lawyers do? cheat people for money?

There is nothing more ironic than one lawyer trying to shane another lawyer for cheating.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how thin the line is between a hot wholesome chick in a bikini and a skank.

Re: Perry

Bet you a dollar the money men told him he was done. The worst thing a failing politician can do is empty his campaign fund (slush fund) on a doomed race.

Anonymous said...

Re: family cat...can't believe no one has sent the link to herding cats...
Classic humor...

Anonymous said...

A Mormon who invented Obamacare and a big ass government guy lead Iowa. The republican party is as f*cked up as a n*gger's iTunes library.

Anonymous said...

11:17

That would be the White House Library

Anonymous said...

11:17, I didn't know Obammy had an iTunes library.

RPM said...

8:50 AM They used to be different. Now I'm not so sure.

Anonymous said...

Republicans in Action - Just look at the Panda Express and how much red tape is involved moving that place. P&Z, Permits, Council, .....more Republican "hands off" Government.

Anonymous said...

Perry increased the size of Texas government at twice the rate of the federal government in the past 10 years in both government employees and government pay. We may not have figured out that he's an idiot liberal, but the nation apparently has.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe the state spends $15 million on a murder trial. The cops, investigators, crime labs, and prosecutors (and judges) are all already on the state payroll. They have almost no expenditure. That budget crap is just a damn cop out. A second trial would expose the corruption of the first. That's what they're avoiding.

Rage

Anonymous said...

1:08 Isn't that something. And, it's said that Texas isn't struggling like the rest of the country.

Anonymous said...

Perry and Gingrich both went downhill immediately with their pro illegal immigration views. Perry with his in-state tuition remarks and Gingrich with his remarks that "obey the rules, have children and belong to a church” should be allowed to remain here . Both men sank in the polls upon making their statements. Since when is lying about your immigration status obeying the rules. Hey you stupid Republicans, wake up or lose.

Anonymous said...

1:18
Disagree with first point, I believe it is worthwhile to total up the time invested by all involved state employees and calculate from their annual salaries what a given project costs. Sure, they are already on the payroll, but I think the idea is that we wouldn't have to continue to grow that payroll so much if they weren't wasting their time on useless projects.
Your 2nd point is, however, plausible.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

That randy girl today is EZ Hot!

I like.

wordkyle said...

108 - What is the source for your figures?

Triple Fake... said...

@12:51 -
did you just move here from free-wheeling Houston or something?
Most city governments are organized and operated in similar fashion, regardless of political affiliations. Blaming the standard operating procedure that's been in place for ages on a particular party is ridiculous

It is a bad idea to put that business in front of the Walmarts, though. That area is already too congested. The entire city is surrounded by wide open land which is probably cheaper than what can be found right in the heart of town. The P&Z wants to cram everything into a five block area

Anonymous said...

I say cram as many people as possible into that five block area, and then I will avoid that area like the plague.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity (I'm pretty sure I already know the answer), Rage, do you have ANY idea how a death penalty case is conducted in the State of Texas and why it costs a LOT more than a non-death penalty case? Even if you don't have a clue, I'm sure you will tell us.

Jack Daniels said...

Use spell check thier little buddy

That's just plain funny.