2.08.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Well, it's more chaos for the Republicans. Whomever mentioned yesterday that it "Wouldn't be a good night for Romney" was dead on. Rick Santorum won all three states last night and becomes the GOP Flavor of the Week.
  • And Santorum will be in North Texas today with one of the stops being at a Tea Party rally in Allen. Good or bad timing? 
  • And WBAP's Mark Davis will give him the equivalent of a free three hour radio show commercial today before he MC's a Santorum event tonight. He should be on the payroll. Edit: He will actually be at two Santorum events today.
  • Matt Drudge tweet last night: "Surprisingly LOW voter turnout in Republican races, lackluster cablenews ratings... Who/what to blame? Omen for Nov.? People 'sick of it' ?"
  • Said something sweet about the Family Pup yesterday and last night, for the first time ever, she sleeps with the Oldest Girl In The House.
  • Do the Dallas Stars still exist? (Joking. Kind of.)
  • As much as Dallas needs mass transit, people getting murdered on and around trains is probably not good for PR. (Two dead yesterday, a guy killed in downtown Dallas last month, some guy shot to death in the War on Drugs near Reunion Tower last year, and some kid pushed into a train in South Dallas last year as well.)
  • I've taken subways on two different trips: One to New York City and one in Washington D.C.  And using those trains was fantastic. 
  • I guess we'll never hear anything else about the hairdresser found dead in her burned car in north Dallas last year. (Cops call it murder. Medical examiner magically says "nuh-uh.")
  • I finally watched the "Honey Badger" video on youtube this week. Funny. Really funny.
  • TCU has had five suicides in two years? How is that possible? 
  • Mrs. LL wants me to point out that she is not assistant coaching but instead head coaching a girl's softball team this year.  
  • But, hey, Mr. Assistant Coach --- who I thought was the head coach -- I've got my eyes on you. (Making the two-fingers-at-my-eyeballs gesture that Robert De Niro did to Ben Stiller in Meet The Parents.)
  • Set the stage for a very interesting criminal appeal out of the Wise County Court at Law yesterday. I've never had so many prosecutor's tell me I was absolutely wrong and every defense lawyer tell me I'm absolutely right. (From the public record: It involved my client getting arrested for DWI seven days after being placed on DWI probation.  Not the best facts in the world.  The appeal, however, is just a technical procedural point.)
  • Josh Hamilton was so strung out on drugs that he missed three seasons (2004-2006) in the major leagues. Yet I've never met anyone who thinks he should have spent a day in prison. Why is that?





61 comments:

Anonymous said...

"my client getting arrested for DWI seven days after being placed on DWI probation"...YOUR client should have the book thrown at him! 7 Day's? Really? I know everyone deserves the right to a fair trial. Maybe he should have gone to jail instead of probation in the first place. If the laws would really stick it to them give them a hefty jail time the first DWI may'be we would have less repeats. Same goes for Josh Hamilton may'be a few days in jail would do him some good!

Anonymous said...

Republican Party: Wheels. Off.

Rage

wordkyle said...

BG, with all due respect...it's "chaos" when the Republican nominee is not decided after eight state primaries? That view smacks more of partisan wishful thinking than an informed opinion, sir.

Anonymous said...

No delegates were awarded yesterday in the Republican primaries. Consequently, there was little interest in getting out and voting or caucusing.

Santorum walked away with nothing.

It seems obvious to me.

President Clark said...

I don't think anyone should spend any time in jail on drug charges. Why do we care do much what people put in their bodies?

Anonymous said...

What is amazing is no delegates awarded last night. Florida only half given....this damn thing is going to go on for forever, and people are sick of it with 999 delegates to go, 999 to go, take on down, pass it around...........ugh........

Anonymous said...

Don't you get it? Cacauses choose extremists. Elections result in more centrists. I.e Mark Davis and Wordy like extremes who can't win general elections.

Anonymous said...

same as 9:01

I'm dumb.

There were delegates awarded yesterday. Santorum walked away with next to nothing in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

The dog is covering his bases. If the Family Cat takes you out, Fido needs a fall back plan. Smart puppy.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

RTG:

Now we know where all the Bacon went.

Anonymous said...

Did Obammy have it sewn up after 8 primaries?

Anonymous said...

Why is it that you've never met anyone who thinks Hamilton should have never spent a day in prison? Because you meet the wrong people.

Uppercase Matt said...

Re the TCU story -- doesn't the story at that link read to you like no one knows whether gender-neutrally-named Mackenzie was male or female? Struck me as odd.

She was a very cute girl, BTW.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle,
Do you truly not see any chaos and "circus-like atmosphere" in the republican primaries?
I know, you'll want facts to back up my statement...but excuse me, I have a life and can't dedicate most of my time to point all of them out. Just look at the overall instability of finding a candidate.

Anonymous said...

Suicides at colleges and universities are more common than you would think and the schools do everything they can to keep them as quiet as possible.

Remember last year at UT? Kid fired off a few rounds, then killed himself.

And this is not a new phenomenon. Back at good ol' BU in the late 70's, the second baseman on the baseball team took his own life.

I haven't looked at the numbers in a very long time, but Rice University back in the 70's had one of the highest suicide rates in the nation as a percentage of the total student population.

Anonymous said...

Honey badger don't care.

Anonymous said...

The DC train had a huge accident just a couple years ago. Many dead, 70 injured. People have been victims of crimes there and in NY too....we are here, so we hear about DART, not those other places. DART is no worse, no better.

Consilium ac prudentia said...

9:35 while I do find some of the excessive debating over the top I am glad to see the process go on with opportunities to allow the candidates to be properly vetted. We "crazy, right-wing extremists" would prefer not to repeat the Democratic parties mistake and elect a president who is hell bent on destroying this country through his ignorance and pride.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Mr. Green!! Have any answers for this one??

Regarding Wise County News This Afternoon

Sometimes my real job collides with this silly hobby, and my real job always takes an ethical and professional priority. However, I might be in a position to release a statement tomorrow on the news that everyone has been begging me to comment on.

wordkyle said...

935 - No, I truly do not.
Was the Super Bowl "chaos" and a "circus-like atmosphere" when Brady gave up a safety on the Patriots' first play? No, they played the entire game until an eventual winner emerged.

Your busy schedule apparently allows you time to post a slanted opinion without supporting evidence. Was that one of your priorities?

Anonymous said...

You weenies sound like you've never heard of Hillary Clinton or John Edwards.

Anonymous said...

9:35 - he needed that.

His life IS looking up stats.

How boring.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the Dallas Stars exist!! Started great and still in the playoff hunt. Lack of stable ownership really hurt this season. But, they have some great young talent. Now with new ownership, I expect a quick turn around. They may even be buyers at the trade deadline. (One can only hope).

John Holmes' Ghost said...

That chunky bunny of a randy girl looks like a lot of fun.

Her flag can fly from my pole...

wordkyle said...

1030 - Newsflash: It doesn't really take that much time. See, there's this thing called the "internet"...

Anonymous said...

Josh Hamilton-Yet I've never met anyone who thinks he should have spent a day in prison. Why is that? Liberal ass attorney like you probably.

Anonymous said...

Government dependency shoots up by 23% under Obammy, biggest jump since Jimmah Carter. Play time at the Half White House: Michelle plays tug of war. Can we go ahead and have the election now so that we can have some grown ups back in the White House?

Anonymous said...

Chunky Monkey

The Rooster

Katy Anders said...

@10:15: Amazingly, I think I agree with you about the debates.

The republicans didn't do themselves any favors having so many debates.

I'm not sure whether Bush would have survived that kind of debate schedule. in this case, it knocked out a couple decent candidates and made Gingrich look stronger than he really is.

Hopefully, they've learned their lesson.

Anonymous said...

I'm not saying that I don't agree with Josh Hamiltons drug use but let me see if I can understand your thoughts.

Josh Hamilton should go to jail because of drug use, right?

But you are defending someone who has had there 2nd DWI one week after receiving probation for the first one, right? And trying to get him out on a technical proceedure. (which means he's guilty alright but heres a loop hole)

Who exposes more risk and should be locked up, the guy who does drugs or the guy drinking and driving exposing danger to every family driving on the same road as him?

Anonymous said...

Blogger President Clark said...

I don't think anyone should spend any time in jail on drug charges. Why do we care do much what people put in their bodies?

9:11 AM

Your an idiot. Most of those people put those drugs and alcohol in their bodies then get behind the wheel. Dumbass. You are probably one of those people aren't you?? Bet your on your 2nd or 3rd DWI and still on the streets aren't you?

Anonymous said...

wk
found this quip from the thing you call the "internet" More to come,

"The Democratic primaries were by far more of a serious event with candidates that by the most part were "normal". The Republican circus like primaries are more like an episode Hillbilly Hand Fishing, The candidates are "out there" and are more like characters in a bad comedy. Is this due to the Tea Bagger effect?"

Anonymous said...

BG, I thought you were the oldest girl in your house.

Anonymous said...

"Sometimes my real job collides with this silly hobby, and my real job always takes an ethical and professional priority."

Real job (lawyer) & ethical used in same sentence. Now that's what I'd call an oxymoron.

Anonymous said...

Wordy's real problem is selecting only "facts" that support his pre-conceived positions and disregarding opposing "facts".

Anonymous said...

and I'm proud to be an American. God bless the American flag!!

Anonymous said...

Your Random Fat-Ass is a chub killer!

Anonymous said...

Silly Barry. Being a rich white Christian drug user means never having to go to jail

Anonymous said...

John Boehner's daughter's salute to the red, white, blue and orange

Anonymous said...

1117, been reading Drudge lately?

Anonymous said...

Regarding "honey badger video", I prefer my quadruped mammalian friends to be less gayed up. That's just me though.

Consilium ac prudentia said...

@Katy. Amazingly? I don't recall any debates between us. I am not sure if I should be offended but I appreciate your support of my point. I do believe that having several debates are important but I believe several rounds of some one on one Lincoln/Douglas style debates beyween the candidates in a round robin style pick would have been far more productive and would have allowed for better vetting through intelligible thoughts rather than sound bytes.

wordkyle said...

1150 - The best response is one of the comments to that blogger: "Are you just a sad person who needs to insult others to feel better about yourself?" Or maybe: "Did you get permission from you mommy to use words like Tea Bagger?"

Katy Anders said...

@1:56: It's just that I don't always agree with self-identified "crazy, right-wing extremists" (to quote you).

Always willing to learn, though.

Anonymous said...

1:56 LOL Naturally, any Republican/Conservative Debate would be too much for a Democrat or Liberal.

They like to choose their candidates based on the color of it's skin, their speaking abilities and how cool they are. Basing a selection on a candidates beliefs is way over their heads.

Anonymous said...

Real job (lawyer) & ethical used in same sentence. Now that's what I'd call an oxymoron.

You're confusing ethics with morality, dipstick.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Is the Lovin Spoonful in town?

Anonymous said...

11:47

"You're an idiot", not "your an idiot."

So....what does that make you?

Anonymous said...

11:50, Isn't it amazing the stuff you can find on MSNBC's website?

Anonymous said...

MSNBC? That's comical!

Anonymous said...

3:52...Poor at blog grammer!!!

Anonymous said...

Wordy - Yes, there IS the internet which most of us know how to get facts from. We really don't need you.

Anonymous said...

"Grammar", sweetheart.

wordkyle said...

434 - Why, I know you don't need me! You'd be a poor pissant of a person if you did. I provide information and links as a courtesy to busy folks like good old 935 up there. People have the option of reading my posts and following the links, reading my posts and not following the links, or simply not reading my comments at all. What they choose to do is none of my concern, but they get to choose for themselves. You'd be a poor pissant of a person if you didn't want them to make up their own minds, wouldn't you?

Anonymous said...

3:52 PM You ARE an idiot. There is that better dipstick? Either way let us put the drunks and the drug addicts back on the road to kill the good safe drivers because some scum bag defense attorney finds a loop hole in the law to get them off. How many DWI's or drug charges have you gotten off on because of the "loopholes". That is the problem with our laws. The victims of those assholes have no rights beause of the laws that protect thier rights and the victims have no rights anymore. When will the system protect the victims, the law abiding citizens and not the low life criminals who continue to break the law?

Anonymous said...

President Obama will win reelection!! And years from now history will prove him to be one of our greatest presidents!!! The economy is already improving and hopefully congress will be filled with democrats that vote for the working class rather than those that do nothing but support the 1%. At one point we will look back in disgust at how we were divided on providing health care to all and denied our fellow citizens the right to marry who they love. At some point true Christians will ask themselves what does the bible teach and realize it is not the hate filled rhetoric from fox news!

Anonymous said...

Skippy, So whenever you meet someone for the first time, do you ask them if Hamilton should be in prison? Is this a question you ask when picking a jury? I'll bet you're a real hoot at parties.

Anonymous said...

Josh Hamilton going to jail!! None of our sport heros go to jail on drug charges. Only our kids get busted for that silly....Wise County has a lot of upper income "businessmen" who are on drugs and never busted either. Again you have to be young and low income to get busted. Everyone knows that!!!

Anonymous said...

What kind of drug are the upper income businessmen on?

Anonymous said...

You liberals are such a joke. In the near future, when we all see how much of a disaster Obamma was, it will be too late to correct his mistakes. Our grandchildren are already $45,000 in debt (each) and this will only continue to grow. Where will they get the money to pay for this? Someone will pay. Libs don't care as long it is not them. God help our children. You are destroying this country for them.

Anonymous said...

8:19, Perry and his republican pals already did that last legislative session in Austin.....School funding cut and screwed our kids future.