9.20.2012

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts





  • American Airlines is walking a tightrope with news of over 300 flights having been cancelled this weekend due to pilots calling in sick, and yesterday an American Eagle jet was delayed for five hours because of a fight - - between flight attendants.
  • It's behind a paywall, but Dallas DA Craig Watkins hired a lawyer to run the DA's Civil Division. Eyebrows are raised because that new hire paid the DA's wife $88,000 in fees for her role as a political consultant. Watkins borders on sleazy.
  • The vibe of the news surrounding ABC's Robin Roberts ongoing medical condition is not good. 
  • I lost my DWI trial. I thought it was a tough case going in but became optimistic with the make up of the jury. They deliberated almost three hours, and went over the roadside video with a fine tooth comb. They worked hard and took their job seriously -- can't ask for more than that.
  • It was still a kick in the gut, though. Almost everyone else involved in the criminal trial process is pretty relaxed and carefree -- but the criminal defense side of the table is exactly the opposite. The stakes are so much higher. 
  • After is was over, the lead State's witness (a trooper) kindly acknowledged me as he headed for the stairwell. That was nice and professional. Some of those guys take a trial personally. 
  • I'll admit I was weeks behind the "Gangnam Style" phenomenon. In case you're like me, you can see the video here which has 221 million youtube hits.
  • The four story, 188,000 square foot Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Alliance has opened at I-35 and Golden Triangle Boulevard.  That's only 33 miles away from Decatur
  • The big wigs at Fox are denying it, but allegedly the local Fox 4 affiliate has interviewed a "Hey, now" for an anchor position. If hired, that means a big shake up.
  • I doubt if this will get any traction but there's now an old video of Mitt Romney surfacing where he kinda-joking-kinda-not says, "When I was a boy, I used to think that becoming rich and becoming famous would make me happy. Boy was I right."
  • This appears to be the kid who was driving the vehicle that went off the road near Alvord yesterday. (Facebook.)
  • I haven't done a Lake Bridgeport fishing report in a while, but you might want to know "Black bass are good on Texas rigged Zoom Baby Brush Hogs in California 420 and Darkhorse Custom Jigs in pumpkin/orange." California 420?
  • A rich and high profile Dallas guy gets a girl pregnant, tricks her into having an abortion because of a genetic flaw he convinces her the child will have, and then agrees to pay her a quarter of a million dollars. She then sues him




50 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
2 out of 5
NOT GOOD BG!!

Anonymous said...

And don't forget the white haired belly lint spinner also works well

DF Wille Landum

Anonymous said...

Thank God theres another choice for health care!
Wise regional isnt bad, if you dont mind a little staph as a going home present.

Anonymous said...

The story about the Dallas Socialite it pretty funny on one level, but when you stop and think about what a douchebag the guy must be to even try and pull that off in the first place, and couple that with her greed, it really is sad, sad, sad.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope it's Clarice Tinsley that finally gets the axe. That round mound of rebound needs another dip in the pool.

DF Kevin McCarthy

Anonymous said...

What a chin on that chick.

Mitt Romney could get caught exposing himself in public for all I care, I am still voting for him. Hell, he promised me a new flat screen TV and a house.

Anonymous said...


Barry - Lawyers being sleazy is not newsworthy......... ALL lawyers are sleazy. Would you report finding a bluebird that was blue?

Anonymous said...

The Alvord wreck guy's fb page says he has bruises & a whole in the back of his head but he never mentioned how the other guy is. Since it was his work truck, I assume he was going home to Saginaw...bet he fell asleep.

Anonymous said...

I think Alvord has a curse going on. All of the accidents lately have stated that the car veered for an "unknown reason".

DF Heather Hays said...

the local Fox 4 affiliate has interviewed a "Hey, now" for an anchor position.

I hope they give fat ass Facebook freak Clarice the boot.

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping that the kid in the wreck didn't mess up his tattoos. Let's all get on Facebook and pray. I'm praying. Praying right now. Let's all pray.

soz said...

the vibe of anyone going through a bone marrow (stem cell) transplant is not good. it's a miserable experience. several days of high dose chemotherapy, intended to wipe out your immune system, essentially taking you as close to death as possible without actually killing you, before infusing you with a new immune system. it's a tough road, but usually worth it in the long run.

Anonymous said...

Lauren Pryzbl has gotta go. She has ruined the Fox4 morning show. She's dumb, and ignorant. She may be nice, but reporting the news is not what she is good at doing.

Triple Fake... said...

If I was a fish, I would be very wary of the California 420 - it'll get you hooked!
You'll have a (sea)monkey on your dorsal fin!
You'll be jonesing for the seaweed!

You doubt the remark by Romney will get any traction, but you're sending out the road crews to sand the overpasses...just in case, right?
Afterall, it's so unusual that a kid would dream of being rich, and assuming that happiness would follow. I mean, who does that? And, admitting that hard work and recognition are satisfying? What is he - some kind of freak?

Anonymous said...

Always lead with your chin.

DF Crazy Blond Bikini Chick

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Is that Samantha Saint?

Great!

Gary said...

All lawyers are not bad. I actually know several that are great citizens, parents, and friends.

Anonymous said...

958..reminds me of 1 of my favorite lines from gunsmoke when the guy said "well you can trust me marshall"..and matt dillon said "mister i wouldn't trust you if you were in church down on your knees praying"..

Anonymous said...

Watkins borders on sleazy.
And this comes from a Attny, dont you guys wear neckties to hold the Foreskin back

Anonymous said...

Man, I can't remember Triple Fake being funny two days in a row before.

Be nice if he wasn't a wordkyle alt, though.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I have a flight to Seattle in a week. Going on Frontier rather than AA. Looks like a good decision.

wordkyle said...

What's really amusing is that of all the secret, behind-closed-doors, didn't-realize-he-was-being-recorded comments by Romney that the media can dig up, these are the worst they can find. In and of itself, that speaks pretty highly of the guy.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many "anybody but Obama" folks are still happy with Romney now?

Anonymous said...

I am MORE happy with Romney now than ever before. Obammy is finished up, now making the late shows because he doesn't take care of business. Of yes, he does make his own beer. Good to know ......

Anonymous said...

10:31 for the win! That was funny!

Anonymous said...

Poor girl had to get her some big boobies to make up for the face of a witch.

Anonymous said...

Wordy, Didja know Romney's mother said in a taped interview that Mitt was on welfare when he was young? Gosh, welfare didn't curb his appetite for wealth, did it?

Anonymous said...

Frontier? Fly cheap die cheap!

Anonymous said...

AA is closing Alliance where maintenance was done in the USA, now it will be outsourced to third world trash. The employees are burning the place down and giving management a dose of what they have been dealt.

wordkyle said...

Nonny 1143 - Nope, didn't know that. Didja know that in 1962 Mitt Romney's mother told how Mitt's father was once on welfare? Didja know that Mitt Romney said that same thing at a rally a couple of days ago? Didja know he mentioned it to point out that his vision for America is as a place that helps those who are struggling to get back on their feet, but who don’t make government dependency a permanent lifestyle? Huh? Didja?

Anonymous said...

11:50 I would have closed it too! Those workers were worthless union hacks.

FACT Example: Let's work one hour and play games the rest of the day.

UNIONS ARE DESTROYING THE WORKFORCE. Get a grip.

Anonymous said...

Leno's daughter?

Anonymous said...

Alvord does have a curse. It's the B/B curse, if you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

AA Management should be ashamed! They announce major layoffs, act as if the airline doesn't need the employees, will not negotiate a fair contract with the pilots, and now they use the media to fuel a fire. The pilots are NOT organizing a sick-out! If anything, the pilots union is telling them to go to work and do their job. The pilots are working without a contract, they can be terminated for any reason. They're not going to risk losing their job by calling in sick. Management needs to get a clue.

Anonymous said...

AA would be MUCH BETTER OFF if the union hacks were out of there.

I hope AA gets rid of them so that REAL appreciative employees will get a chance.

Nobody cares about you union hacks so go away.

Anonymous said...

The trooper treated you professionally? Well it's not like the defense attorney does whatever he can to attack the officer's credibility.

As long as you get to feed, right?

Anonymous said...

12:54 Go get a real job and quit whining.

Triple Fake... said...

Rage:
I'm pretty effing funny on a regular basis. You probably just don't get most of it. JK!
But seriously, a lot of my comments border on the Dennis Miller-type of arcane humor. Like, if you were driving a '57 Chevy and wanted to roll down the passenger-side window...that's quite a stretch!

I sensed Green was calling an audible weed humor play at the line. I simply took the handoff and ran it down the field. That's where I do my little endzone dance!

Anonymous said...

re. the picture:
Silicones are polymers that include silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and sometimes other elements.

Prefer natural. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

Poor lefties believing their corrupt commander in chief that a YOUTUBE video created a terrorist attack.

Let's review the facts.

The president was alerted 3 days before it happened that it would happen.+

The president instructed the marines protecting the place to remove their bullets.

You people on the left better wake up and smell the coffee. That man you hold dear as POTUS is not what you think he is.

Anonymous said...

I would NEVER trust this administration to investigate anything. NO WAY NO HOW

They covered up Obama's past
They covered up Fast and Furious
They will cover up on what really happened in the Middle East.

Anonymous said...

Right on, Triple Fake. Now just work on that wordkyle sound-alike thing. You're smarter than that.

Rage

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

LOL, Triple Fake definitely is not a Wordy alt.

He is a superb co-pilot though.

*gives Triple Fake knuckle bump*

Double Fake "Bill Maznowski Led the Way!"

Triple Fake... said...

Am not!

Anonymous said...

I feel like Mike Honcho is a little brother that keeps following a bigger brother around.

Get your own schtick Honcho.

Rage

Anonymous said...

TO WORDKYLE...
ALL HE SAID WAS ONLY THE TRUTH...AND WE SHOULD BE GLAD SOMEONE SAID IT.
CHEF

Anonymous said...

OK all you anti-Union fools. Let's get rid of all the pilots and hire non-US citizens to fly the aircraft. We can get a ton of workers from China, straight out of Piper Cub flight school. The hell with passenger's safety.

With the current situation, AA will give the pilots one sick day a year. How many do you get? Now when a pilot is sick, he/she will fly regardless. Remeber the 2009 crash of a Colgan Air plane? One pilot fell asleep & the other was sick. Neither had much experience. Oh well, I guess we didn't need those 50 people anyway.

At one point in time, military pilots would get out asap to become a commerical pilot. Now the military pays is so high, they are no longer leaving. They receive the same pay, with complete medical coverage. The average AA pilot's age is 53. These pilots have worked long & hard. The majority served our country.
In 10 years there will be a severe shortage of pilots. THEN management will be screwed.

I hope you're on a flight with the 21 year old pilots from China.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of fkn idiots! AA @ Alliance was not all Union. They had a ton of management too! Hope your kids have a place to work in a few years after it;s closed. Won't be using that engineering degree there!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Just for you Ragey... Triple Fake and I have been real bestus friends for many a year. In the "real" social world.

Not that whole "internets" social thing. The kind where you pretend to know people and come off as a dbag.

Anonymous said...

UNamerican is blaming pilots for cutting flights ...just another media circus about being a victim? [WFAA is always willing to break the story of one of their advertisers]
Are you really suppose to make a profit while in bankruptcy? think about it?
Another thing, I would hope those pilots would be making sure those planes are in good enough shape to fly.....how many millions of dollars has UN-AA been fined in the last couple of years by the FAA
for lack of maintenance?
I really don't care about the soda
i am served but the maintenance of the plane and the experience in the cockpit is a whole other story