2.10.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • I dreamed I was playing golf in a twosome with a famous fashion designer. They guy took 20 minutes to examine a chip shot which caused four groups behind us to gather at the tea tee box. (Before you guys psychoanalyse me, yesterday (1)  I watched a little of the Pebble Beach Pro Am, and (2) I read another account of the Springtown guy stabbed with a golf club a couple of weeks ago. Now the fashion designer part is a little hard to explain.)
  • We didn't just bring freedom to Iraq, we turned it into Texas: The government has executed 65 prisoners in 40 days.
  • The First Lady was at the Olive Garden off of Heritage Trace in North Fort Worth yesterday. That looks to be just about 10 miles from the Wise County line. Has Wise County ever had a First Lady cross the county line before?
  • Mark Levin, who sounds like an idiot for what he says but is a genius for realizing the number of people who will believe it, has the New York Times #1 bestseller. How can it not be? He promotes it constantly on his nationally syndicated radio show and Sean Hannity provides him a radio and TV platform to promote it as well. (Last night he had Levin on and called it an "intellectual book." Sheesh.)
  • Big 12 Fans: It sounds like West Virginia has reached an exit agreement with the Big East and will join the Big 12 in time for fall football. Road trip to Morgantown anyone?
  • The current County Judge of Guadalupe County (and a former DPS trooper) is arrested for possessing pot in a College Station hotel room.  I bet he gets re-elected and there's no reason he shouldn't be. 
  • The weather guy of Fox 4 was saying this morning that the National Weather Service needed to update its forecast. He was predicting sleet for Sunday night and that it might not make it to 40 degrees tomorrow.
  • What's the eligibility issue of the Brock girls player that's been in the Update?
  • I heard from a third person yesterday that the Messenger won't print any of my press release on the County Commissioner story this week unless I "fax" it to them. That cannot possibly be true. (Edit: The Star-Telegram references it.)
  • Edit: And to the genius who keeps telling me to "quit trying to influence" potential jury members, uh, what potential jury? A criminal charge doesn't even exist. The only thing that has transpired is the issuance of a search warrant.
  • Facepalm last night: Fox 4 ran a video of a guy firing a pistol into his daughter's laptop after a "disrespectful Facebook post" and then brought a shrink on to discuss if his conduct was appropriate. 
  • Crazy criminal case out of Denton decided on appeal yesterday: A jury convicts a guy of manslaughter and sentences him to probation.  The verdict is accepted, and the jury is then discharged. A little bit later the judge learns somehow that there might be confusion with the verdict, and the jury is rounded back up. Four jurors then say probation was not their verdict. The judge tells them to go back and deliberate some more. They do, and later come back with a six year prison sentence without probation. The court of appeals yesterday said it was wrong to re-impanel the jury after their original verdict was accepted. Oddly, instead of imposing the original probated sentence, the court remand the case back for a brand new punishment hearing. All the while, the defendant has been sitting in prison since August 4, 2010.
  • People in prison who claimed Wise County as their home at the time of the offense. Represent.




74 comments:

Anonymous said...

haha he said 2some....

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, I was wondering how often you comment on your blog as anonymous just to stir the pot? I would do it and I'm a nice person. wink, wink ;)

wordkyle said...

Mark Levin is much easier to read than to listen to. Shrill, nasally Yankee-ish voices yelling into a microphone irritate me. His ideas, however, are for the most part sound. You disagree? That's a surprise.

Judge busted for pot: "I bet he gets re-elected and there's no reason he shouldn't be." Perhaps for violating the laws of the state which empowers him to judge others for violating those laws?

Anonymous said...

MUST BE TRUE ABOUT OUR SO CALLED UP TO THE MINUTE NEWS PAPER IN WISE COUNTY I READ THERE SIDE THEN I ALSO HAVE SEEN THE FACTS ON YOUR PRESS RELEASE. SEEMS TO ME THEY WANT TO PROTECT THEIR IMAGINE. I THINK THE LOCAL MEDIA IS A JOKE AND IF THEY ARE GOING TO POST A STORY THEY NEED TO POST ALL THE DETAILS THAT GO WITH IT THEY HAD NO PROBLEM GOING TO PUBLIC RECORDS. WHEN THEY WANTED TO

Anonymous said...

BG, perhaps consider reading a book before you judge... An old adage comes to mind... Something about a book and it's cover but the entirety of it escapes me. I read another of Levin's books a while back, and although it was only 180 pages or so, I was amazed at the amount of information in it. Hell, I'll even send you my copy so you don't have to give him any money... Never mind, it's full of numbers and facts and other things one would use to make a point... Being a lib you wouldn't be interested in any of that. I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't approve this post actually; you've declined others of mine before... But those were also full of the aforementioned facts and such that you hate.

RM

Anonymous said...

RTG - !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The National Weather Service was updated as of 7 a.m. or so this morning when I looked. Horse blankets for sure!

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

I believe the phrase you're looking for is "tee box." Have you been watching WFAA news lately? There have been a lot of breaks featuring the Jean Paul Gaultier show at the Dallas Museum of Art. That might explain the fashion designer bit.

Maybe that Second Amendment father is an Elvis fan: "Ah, this laptop ain't no good." (Sound of weapon discharging.)

Anonymous said...

8:53 needs to learn it is not polite to yell and also learn how to spell.

Anonymous said...

Stop commenting on your own cases in an attempt to sway the potential jury pool. Just a warning. This is unethical and I'm sick of it.

Gary the Graboid said...

Here's a crazy Gordon Keithesque hypothetical for you:

If the Jerry Sandusky child molestation trial was tried by Barry Green (ace prosecutor) against Barry Green (defense pro), who would win?

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.5 out of 5
Dang she is hot.
GJ BG!

Anonymous said...

8:52 and 8:53 Make great points!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update on jailbirds. I just learned the guy in Decatur who fixed my dryer was in for injuring a child! He will no longer get my business.

Anonymous said...

8:53---Are you screaming or what? No fair, no fair!

Anonymous said...

How is he tainting the jury pool any more than the DA when the county sure hasn't minded printing the warrant, and were sure to have a photographer there for the removal of the playhouse. I'm not saying what Commissioner Ross is accused of is right or proper but it cracks me up that this is the "misuse of funds" that gets all the attention. I'm a lifelong Wise co resident and there have been far worse incidents that were pretty common knowledge that no one ever blinked an eye at. Seems kinda ticky tacky to me.

Anonymous said...

In addition to the implants on today's pic, it looks like some bad liposuction in the gut area.

Anonymous said...

If there never has been a 1st lady in Wise County, thank goodness she wasn't the first, hate to have that hanging over our heads!

Anonymous said...

9:13 - Agreed. Barry, your so called "Press Releases" are unethical. Maybe the Messenger won't print them because they realize what they are, a pack of lies.

Anonymous said...

I'm down for going to Morgantown with ya!

Anonymous said...

I've never read a lawyer's press release in the Messenger. Why should you be any different? Are you thinking this is the case of the century and it's going to vault your standing in the community? Sheesh

Anonymous said...

9:37, Speaking of hanging.........

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the dad that shot the laptop! I wish more parents were like that! Social media, internet excess is ruining or society and stupid, spoiled brat children have all lost their sense of communication and respect.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Go fall on a golf club on the No.13 tea box.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Barry is unethical because as a lawyer, he knows exactly what he can and cannot get by with, (he is a very smart man)... but I really don't appreciate the press release.

Isn't there something like lawyer/client confidentiality in legal matters, as they are with doctors, CPA's, etc.?

Anonymous said...

You calling Mark Levin an idiot.
That's comical. Barry boy, you couldn't tie that mans shoes on your best day.

Anonymous said...

Edit: And to the genius who keeps telling me to "quit trying to influence" potential jury members, uh, what potential jury? A criminal charge doesn't even exist. The only thing that has transpired is the issuance of a search warrant.

Hence the word "potential" there "genius"!

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I can't decide what you should change your name to. Gloria Green or Barry Allred.

Anonymous said...

9:13 AM

So, it's perfectly fine for prosecutors to make press releases about cases before they're tried!?!? You sir, are a diksak.

Anonymous said...

That McCauley character looks like Sean Penn with TWO screws loose. Might want to keep an eye on him.

Anonymous said...

Why some people can't realize the outrage at a judge smoking pot or a county official with his hand in the cookie jar is beyond me. People are outraged because everyday people get fired, fined, imprisoned and their lives ruined for doing the same. Judges get reelected, county officials get a slap on the wrist, no real harm done. It is high time we hold those in power accountable just the same as any joe blow who gets caught doing the same.

Anonymous said...

McCauley looks like two things:

1. a composite of two different faces.

2. a poster boy for male eating disorders.

Anonymous said...

Only a liberal weenie lawyer would say that the armed Texas Rangers removed the playhouse "in a less than gentle way." Couldn't they have been more thenthitive?

Anonymous said...

I'm in for the road trip!

Anonymous said...

Lady Bird Johnson has been to Wise County.

Anonymous said...

On the prison link, noticed two John Wesley's (two different last names) on the first page alone. Also noticed another Ricky Lee (other than Green).

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'm sure your family is so proud of your Pro Bona work.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm

Triple Fake... said...

the Culkin pic looks like a mashup of Steve Buscemi and Willem Dafoe


I don't get what all the flak is about over the press release. It would be more common for the person being investigated to release a statement, especially since it's a public official. But it sounds better coming from his official mouthpiece.
And swaying potential jurors?! That's what trial lawyers are paid to do. If the guy goes on trial (doubtful...at worst he'll lose his job), his attorney - possibly BG - would say exactly the same things that were mentioned in the press release to try and sway the jury

Remote Controller said...

So, McCauley was in a tree house in Wise County and was forced out by the Rangers due to him smoking pot and shooting a laptop because he found out about West Virginia is coming to the Big 12?

Now people are mad because you did a press release on him and wanted everyone to know that since he was in Texas we shouldn't throw the death penalty at him, like we would if we were in Iraq.

Very Interesting.

I don't really care, he can go to prison while I munch at the Olive Garden and talk smack about how the First Lady doesn't like to play golf if the forecast calls for crappy weather.

Anonymous said...

Good job Remote Controller

Anonymous said...

Thinking of the guy who shot his daughter's laptop over a facebook post that he considered disrespectful. If someone cut him off on the highway, flipped him the finger and then sped off, would this response be to pull over at the next exit, park, open the hood of his vehicle, and put a few rounds into his motor?

Anonymous said...

11:27 -- that's got to be the best post of this very young year. Kudos to you, brother!

Anonymous said...

Love it Remote!

Anonymous said...

Olive Garden? Fighting obesity? Sure, you can eat some lettuce at Olive Garden and fight obesity, but who does that? Some may have a "salad"...but after 65 pounds of croutons, dressing, grated cheese...might as well have a double whopper. With cheese.

Anonymous said...

Remotely Controlled, Did you steal that from someone on MSNBC?

Anonymous said...

Laura Bush flew into Bridgeport Municipal Airport

The Real Billy

Anonymous said...

I think the printing of the presser was also in poor taste....Spanky you can't cross your career with your tinker toy journalist project. If this thing goes to trial it'd be super funny if the prosecution listed you as a witness cuz you done went tabloid! Too much sugar in your fruitcake tooty fruity :(

Anonymous said...

The only problem with that faggot judge is the lives he's ruined as a cop and judge while in power over people in the same boat he's in now.

Anonymous said...

Would this be a good time to just kill em all and let Allah sort em out? Cause God's kinda busy right now

Anonymous said...

If I were BG, which I am not, and I wanted to "stir the pot", which I do, I would tell 9:13 " It's my blog, and I can do what I want..nee neerr nee nerr nee nerr." Which is exactly what BG would do, but he wouldn't, because he's not me, and I'm not BG...see..

Not BG

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Bubear. Leon Jaworski is in your corner and would be proud of you.

I think it's funny how many people rant and rave about the individuals right to freedom of speech, until you say something that pisses them off. Then it turns into a whole new ballgame.

PS, to the dude that gave Barry "the warning", STOP READING THIS BLOG. You've been warned.

Anonymous said...

@12:03,
Glad to see you on here Billy !!

Anonymous said...

1:06 - You'll learn more in third grade!

Anonymous said...

Barry, you are the modern day Benjamin Franklin of Wise County. Worldly, wise, and ever mindful of the rights of the individual. And appreciative of the female form. And a biting wit. Keep up the good work. And stay inside during lightning storms.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Now we know good ole BG plays golf with a fag and spent 20 minutes on the teabag. Nice. Thanks for letting us all know you finally decided to come out.

RPM said...

How dare we hear BOTH sides of a story. The cops story was clearly the only side we needed to hear because cops are NEVER WRONG about anything (especially in Wise County).

Defense attorneys are an unnecessary roadblock to throwing people in jail where they obviously belong because there was a Search Warrant for Christ's sake.

Reminds me of the trial scene in Idiocracy.

The Guadalupe County Authorities said...

Rollin' down the street, smokin' endo
Sippin' on gin and juice, laid back
With my mind on my money
And my money on my mind

Anonymous said...

9:13
You didn't know that lawyers get paid to influence jurors?? Hope you don't find out about the tooth fairy.

Double Fake Gay Sewing Guy said...

On the famous fashion designer and golfing dream thing, it's because you read this week's Newsweek's “My Favorite Mistake” written by Michael Kors, who once designed "onsies" for men....it was such a bad idea, even to him, plus he is gay, that he had to take nine years off from designing menswear. Or else, you've been watching too much Project Runway, or are despondent that it is now called "Project Runway Allstars", and you are missing Heidi Klum, since she ain't on that show anymore, and now that she's split from Seal and they have all those kids.....damn. Guess I won't sleep well tonight myself, dammit. I'm sew vaklempt, I'm gonna go sew some pillows.....they are only squares, you know.

Anonymous said...

To those criticizing our liberal host for influencing potential jurors...

Folks, are you not capable of thinking for yourselves? BG does not have that much power over my thoughts and opinions. If you've granted him power over your thoughts, that's your problem. Don't assume the rest of us are as easily influenced by Mr. G.

Anonymous said...

Any decent candidates for the Decatur School Board?


One can only hope for a good one!

Anonymous said...

Her wet swimsuit bottom sunk into her crease. That could cause chaffing.

Anonymous said...

"Gloria Green or Barry Allred." HiLARious and on the money. What a dork. Blogging his lame office site's "press release" and complaining about not getting enough attention.

Turning 50 and fading into obscurity must be jacking with his head.

Kathleen... said...

WorkKyle, I completely agree. Read Levin....listening to him is bad for your health. Oy.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you are either a great lawyer, or a crappy lawyer, considering how much time you spend on this Blog. You have so many comments to censor, it must be hard to get your paying job done.

Anonymous said...

DA in Wise = dumb ass

Anonymous said...

Bo Obama the First dog was born in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

I'm appreciate the press release. It allows me to hear both sides of the story which makes me better informed.

Anonymous said...

You don't like Levin, you must be a bigot.

Anonymous said...

This guy should the police. I know I would. From this story, it appears these cops broke the law and are the real criminals.
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arnold_ziffel 1 comment collapsed Collapse Expand They learned this from Denton Co, where county employees pour concrete driveways for elected officials using county equipment and materials. If they can do it, then why can't Wise Co? I mean left over building materials will spoil in the refrigerator if you don't hurry up and use them, so those materials were, in effect, already trash, right? Used concrete isn't worth anything if you don't use it up by the expiration date. You may loose your vehicle in a cataclysmic sink hole if you drive it on concrete that was out of date when it was poured. These chronic tax complainers should be thrown in the hole with the lost car.
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Right is Right & Wrong is Wrong, I'm not saying any of this is right I just think it was handled wrong.

For the Wise county District Attorney to call in the Texas Rangers to Execute a Warrant to Seize the Tree House and destroy it in front of children was in very poor judgement and is at the very least a huge waste of public funds. I compare this to the zero tollerance policies that have criminalized some school children for a minor infraction at school.

Maybe they have a Zero Tollerance policy for just about anythin in Wise County.


Who knows what is going wrong in Wise County, maybe something we don't know, a rivalry between the DA & Comissioner Ross. My opinion is something just sounds personal.

A better resolution would be for the DA to ask a few questions & request payment to the city for the materials & time for the employees that built it. After all in the Big City the DA has a lot of discression on how to handle any case presented to him.

I bet everyone who helped build it would be glad to volunteer their time to build another one for Mr. Ross' kids, as a matter of a fact I'll buy the materials & come help build another one!

Anonymous said...

6:24PM
Are you running? Did you encourage anyone who would be a great board member to run? If not, don't gripe about the people who end up winning the election...

Anonymous said...

Actually, I don't really think that in Texas, if a woman is raped, she is executed on the basis that "she asked for it" and "tempted the otherwise innocent rapist". When that happens here, then we're Iraq.

Anonymous said...

(9;23 You made a mistake in using the word mister;that is a sign of respect.Also if he was stupid enough to think he was going to get away with it they(grandkids) need to know that he is a theif in this job also.Get over it!!!